Thursday, January 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hip Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., Jan. 24. 1971 Commissioners, Legislators Meet on Financial Disclosure (Continued from Page I.) things, requiring only that disposition of any balance in the treasury be reported Three members of the five-person state commission were contacted by The Gazette for comments on the situation Each indicated implementation of the new law, as is often the case with new legislation. will require a period of time for clearing up matters. In fact, they said, the commission met with legislators in Des Moines Monday with a three-page list of problems encountered by the commission in carrying out its task. Chairman Charles Uehling, Davenport, said it may be that the law calls for the dissolution forms to include income and disbursements since the last quarterly report. In any case, he said, if the amount disposed of on the dissolution form is different from the balance on the last quarterly report, the candidate should be required to list his contributions and expenditures. Attach Form If it is determined the dissolution reports are to include such information, he said, the commission will probably attach quarterly report forms to the dissolution forms. The reason for this is the expense of printing and mailing new forms. He said the secretary of state had to get the forms printed by September and commended him for getting the job done. Commissioner Russell Ross, Iowa City, said he thinks it is “absolutely right” that the dissolution reports should include receipts and disbursements since the last quarterly report. Plans Research Commissioner Charles Wiggins said it is an interesting question and he will research it before the next commission meeting. Committees should not be able to dissolve without reporting income and expenses They also noted there have been suggestions that election commissioners be required to file summary reports with the commission within a certain tune period after each reporting date. Complaint Procedure Complaints may be filed with the commission only by ail opposing candidate, candidate's political committee or statutory political committee. The commission may initiate action on its own motion, also. T h e commission recommended that county commissioners be required to make periodic summary reports to the state commissioner. From this information the commission could make public reports. The commission also listed several items, not esssential to its duties, but considered important enough to bring to t h e legislature’s attention These included: A possible occasion when a committee spends money supporting a candidate within a few days of an election, which would place the candidate over his campaign limit; however. within the 72-hour limit, but after the election, the candidate renounces the support of such committee The commission believes legislation, such as that requiring non-endorsed committees to state they are not endorsed in all advertising, may be necessary. To facilitate the commission in overseeing candidate and committee expense, the commission would like to have candidates required to report a list of committees they recognize as supporting them and that such a list be submitted with their financial reports. Several Reports Still Missing Two Linn county candidates for city or school board offices who had campaign expenses of more than $100 as reported in October reports did not have annual reports on file in the auditor s office Thursday. Two other candidates and one political committee which filed reports in October with less than $100 in income or ex peases had no annual reports on file Thursday. Those are in addition to the seven candidates who reported campaign incomes of more than $100 but had no an nual reports on file Tuesday, as reported then. Due Jan. 2ft Annual reports were due Jan. 20 if income or expenses exceeded $100 for 1973 Those without annual reports who reported earlier expenses of more than $100 are James A Trinka and Charles Ligons. both unsuccessful candidates for safety commissioner. Charles Wiggins, Ames, member of the commission which oversees the law, told The Gazette Wednesday that candidates o r committees which file quarterly reports are required to continue filing reports until dissolution. October Reports Candidates and committees which filed October reports, but had no annual report on file Thursday are John D. Oberthien committee, unsuccessful candidate for safety commissioner; Gregory Schaefers committee, unsuccessful candidate for Center Point mayor, and the Young Republicans of Linn county. Two persons mentioned in the Tuesday story about not having annual reports on file have filed reports since then. Floyd Bergen committee filed a report Wednesday. j Thomas Gardner committee filed a report and dissolution Thursday. Both were unsuccessful candidates for safety commissioner. Willful violation of the statute subjects the offender to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days. Johnson County Asks Ruling on Data Contract IOWA CITY The Johnson I county board of supervisors is going to court over the legality of a contract between County Auditor Delores Rogers and a Cedar Rapids data processing firm. Al a Wednesdax afternoon meeting, the board voted 2 to 0 (Lorada Cilek abstained) to have the district court rule on the legality of Iowa Data Processing handling the county’s voter registration services Richard Bartel and Robert I Burns voted for the motion. The county presently has a four-year contract with the firm, paying the firm $21,000 for services in 1973. According to County Attorney (Carl Goetz, the principal issue is whether the commissioner of elections (Mrs. Rogers! has the authority to sign such a contract without approval of the board of (supervisors. Mrs. Rogers has consistently denied any wrongdoing on her contract with the company. IRS Office in C.R. Will Be Open Saturday The Cedar Rapids internal Revenue Service office will be open from 9 a in to I p.m. Saturday to answer questions or help taxpayers complete their returns. Larry Lawson, local IRS office manager, said this is one of tw'o Saturdays the office plans to be open during the 1974 filing season The second Saturday opening is tentatively scheduled for April 13. He urged taxpayers to call IRS for help “Many people come to our office for help when a phone call would answer their questions," he said. The Cedar Rapids IRS office is in room 215 of the Federal building. First avenue and First street SE. The IRS taxpayer assistance phone number is 366-0436. Elmcrest Club Elects Officers Jerome Hall, route three, | Cedar Rapids, has been elected 1974 president of the Elmcrest County club. Other officers elected for the | vear are Roger Welty, vicepresident; Robert Young, treasurer; Charles Cebuhar, executive secretary^, and Joseph Day, secretary. Elected to three-vear terms on the board of directors were Frank Pfaff, Charles Mullinex, Robert South, Young, and Donald Hollahan. Beer Distributor's License Suspended IOWA CITY - The Green Beverage Co. of Iowa City will have its license to distribute beer suspended for 60-days effective Feb. 4, as a result of action taken in Des Moines Tuesday. Owner of the company. Bernard Green, earlier pled guilty to charges of illegally selling a keg of beer, to an undercover state liquor agent. He was fined p t . r readers $200 on the charge. The suspension of Green's dis Religion Writer Louis Cossets Is Dead at 52 WASHINGTON (UPI) - Louis Cassels, United Press International senior editor and prizewinning religion writer who covered nearly every major religious and social welfare story during the turbulent 1960s. has died at his home in Aiken, S C. He was 52. Cassels. who had a history of heart trouble, apparently suffered a coronary attack Wednesday evening shortly after finishing dinner at his home, his wife, Charlotte, said. A veteran of 32 years with UPI, Cassels was the author of many magazine articles and more than a half dozen books on religion and ethical problems in contemporary America — the field he regularly covered. His weekly column, “Religion in America”, appeared in afternoon papers; another, “World of Religion”, was for morning newspaper use. He was the first wire service reporter to write regularly and in depth on religions news of interest to every faith as a topic of continuing importance to secular newspa- Nicolaysen Takes Emory University Registrar Post Charles It Nicolaysen, reg istrar, director of the computer center and associate prolessor of mathematics at Cot' college. 1 has been named registrar al Emory university, Atlanta, Ga Nicolaysen, 35, has been at Coe since 1968 He was previous ly on the faculty in mathematics at the U.S. naval academy and taught parttime at Oklahoma State university while working as a research mathematician with Continental Oil Co A native Pf Clinton, Iowa, he is married and has two children He will begin his duties at Emorv Julv I. 1974 I drive NE. has been I the dean s list tm the la I • (nester at Grand View college, A 3.25 prade point and no grade is required named to man,arn drive NE, was named Des Moines average or abovi less than C is required Martha Loa Brosius. 2453 Kill lo the honor roll at the Universi ty of Mississippi with a perfect I on grade point average A 3 5 drive safely Woman Injured In Auto Crash The driver of a car that was struck from behind Wednesday in the 400 block of Eighth avenue SE was examined at Mercy hospital for neck and back sprains and released. Police said Bonnie J. Davis. 26. of 1325 Third street SW. was the injured person. Driver of the car that collided with hers was James J. Klein, 47. of 5640 Col-J orado drive SW. No tickets were issued. Clothing Is Stolen From Taft Student Clothes owned by a Taft junior high school student were taken from a locker Wednesday while she participated in a swim meet at Washington high school Connie Arnold. 332 Carter | street NW. returned to her gym locker after the meet and discovered her clothes missing Two C.R. Students Are Named to Dean’s Lists Two Cedar Rapids students have been named to the dean’s list at their respective institutions. Carolyn Caruthers, 2148 Larry j Rites Saturday for Ray Bush, Earlville EARLVILLE a pharmacist here until his retirement tributing license hearing before lagher. director Although best known for his coverage of major religious came after a events, such as the Second Vati-Gal-jcan Ecumenical Council, he Iowa wrote penetratingly on topics Roland of the Ray Bush, 69,1 cited Thursday at 8 pm. and a Beer and liquor control depart- other than religion. Noteworthy for 35 yearsiscnpture sen ice will be held at mpnt Tupsdav    n ae n a Kno.umt-a rannH (nr item 8 p m. Friday iii the Clifton fu- two vears ment Tuesday | ■ Green distributed beer for the since their previous report, he a g 0 ^jed T Ues( j a y afternoon in! nera * home, where friends may Hamms Brewing Co. said. Deputy Secretary of State Herman Schweiker said Thursday there is at least an implication in the forms that all receipts and disbursements are to be reported, although it may not be specifically stated He said attaching a report , a Manchester hospital. Born April 3, 1904. in Colesburg. he was graduated from I the University of Iowa college of pharmacy. He worked in Dubuque before opening the Earlville Pharmacy here in 1937. Survivors include his wife. Teresa, and a foster son. He was a member of state form to the notice of dissolu- and national pharmaceutical as tron might be appropriate. Problems Mentioned Among problems mentioned by the commission to legislators Monday was that the present law permits candidates for school boards and municipal offices to avoid public disclosure, before an election, of contributions and disbursements. 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Thieves Strike Twice in a Day Two crimes in one day was the fate suffered bv Glen Whiting. 420 Fortieth street NE Whiting told police Wednesday a watch worth $100 was taken from his tool box at the plant of Goes division of Rockwell International, where he works And, while his car was parked in the 1400 block of R avenue NE someone took four hubcaps worth $150, Whiting said. was a 4,600-word report for UPI in 1967 titled * The Negro in Revolt — What Now?” HUTTON’S TROPICAL FISH 947 7th Ave. MARION 377-7890 Complete Line of Fresh & Saltwater Fish os Well as All Aquarium Needs And Pet Supplies! ■Honeys Great Selection And Great Savings Are Still Here For You Once inside the door you’ll see that Holley's traditional semi-annual sale hasn’t lost any of its steam. There are savings of 25%. There are savings of 50%. •lust look around and find those things that you’ve been wanting in men’s clothing and furnishings. 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