Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 24, 1974, Page 7

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January 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Itapids Gazette: Thuts., Jan. 24, 1974 Funds To Fix Defects In Old Capitol Asked IOWA CITY So restoration plans may proceed on schedule, the Old Capitol Restoration committee will ask the Iowa legislature to appropriate funds to remedy structural defects in the roof and interior and exteri- or walls of the 133-year-old building. The state's first capitol is in the initial stages of restoration under the leadership of a state- wide committee chaired by Susan Handler of Iowa City. A combination of private and fed- eral funds will finance the resto- ration itself, scheduled for com- pletion by the time of the na- tional bicentennial in 1976. Seek Mrs. Hancher said that the Iowa general assembly will be asked to appropriate to fix previously undetected struc- tural deficiencies, to provide flameproofing and a sprinkler system, and to make the build- ing accessible to physically han- dicapped persons without de- Susan Hancher Energy Crisis Is Not Phony, Udall Asserts WAVERLY (AP) Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall says the energy crisis will not be over.in a year. "The President has predicted that the crisis would be over in a Udall said in a speech at Wartburg college Wednesday. "Well, don't believe that. The energy crisis is not phony, it is a major event." Udall who served under Pres- idents Lyndon Johnson and John Kennedy, said he has no exclu- sive information on the energy crisis, but added that it is going to affect the economy and make "bigChanges" in American life. Udall was secretary of the in- terior for eight years, stepping down in 1969, He now works with a Washington, D.C., plan- ning firm. Drake University Ups Tuifion Costs ...DES MOINES r- Tuition for full-time day students at Drake university will increase 'from to a year effective with the beginning of the fall 1974 semester, Dr. Wilbur C. Miller, president of the univer- sity, announced this week. He also announced that tuition for part-time day students will increase from to a se- mester hour; for students in University college, the adult ed- ucation division, from to a semester hour, and for stu- dents in the summer session from to a semester hour. The executive committee of Drake's board of trustees ap- proved the increases after an extensive study by the univer- sity's officers. Drake's total expenditures were in 1972-73 and are budgeted to be in 1973-74. trading from the appearance of the building or the authenticity of a restored interior arrange- ment of the mid-1800s. Old Capitol was built native stone by native stone, between 1840 and 1842, and was the state capitol until 1857. Since then it has been a landmark on the University of Iowa campus. A major renovation occurred in the early 1920s. Today the main floor and second floor have been stripped to the original stone and brick interior walls, pre- paratory to restoration. "When the interior walls, foundations and the roof structure were exposed for the first time in half a century, architectural and engineering consultants found more deteri- oration than had been antici- the restoration chair- woman said. "The difficulties Include deteriorated masonry and mortar in some places, severe cracking and warping in the ceiling beams and rooi trusses, and weather- weakened braces in the cupo- la." In addition to funds for re- pairs, she continued, the com- mittee seeks state funds to in- stall a fire-protection particularly in the wooden roo! support an inte- rior elevator and entrance ramp to make (lie building accessible to all persons. Must Be Repaired "The committee was, o! course, very disappointed to learn that there was hidden de- terioration of this magnitude. There is no question but that it must be repaired before we go on. In view of the efforts to secure private and federa matching funds for restoration itself, the committee decidec that a special, separate state appropriation should be Mrs. Hancher said, ad- ding that federal funding is not available for aspects covered in the appropriation request. The appropriation, if forthcoming, would be added to a restoration project budget of to come primarily from private gifts. Stanleys Worth DES MOINES U. S. senate candidate Dave Stanley (R- Muscatine) Thursday filed fi nancial disclosure. The detailed list of everything Mr. and Mrs. Stanley own and owe, and the taxes they have paid is a public record in the Iowa secretary of state's office. Stanley has committed himself "to make a similar disclosure each year if elected 'to the sen- ate." Separate Funds Mr.. and Mrs. Stanley also reported their action taken dur- ng 1973 to comply with their policies against conflict of inter- :st. "We did not accept gifts :rom lobbyists, took no gift worth more than except from family, and kept all cam- paign, money separate from our jwn funds." Mr. and Mrs. Stanley do not own any investment in "tax shelters" or in companies re- ceiving over 5-percent of their ncome from federal contracts. The Stanleys' combined finan- cial net worth is Mrs. Stanley owns approximately half of this amount. They have total assets total liabilities, mostly secured bank loans and life -insurance policy loans. Their assets include their Net David Stanley Gasoline, Oil Overcharges Told by IRS DES MOINES (UPI) The Des Moines district director of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Wednesday severa retail service stations and home heating oil distributors over- charged customers in Iowa and Nebraska during the past week. J. T. Rideoutte, IRS districl manager, said 11 retailers ol gasoline, No. 2 diesel fuel am home healing fuel have agreed to refund the overcharge to the public through reduced prices. He said each firm immediately will implement the lower price until refunds have reached the determined amount. The overcharges involve seven Iowa firms and four in Nebraska. Rideoutle said investigators conducting the inspection found that the overcharge was the result of incorrect computations of ceiling prices with respect to the gasoline, No. 2 diesel fuel and No. 2 heating oil. He said the investigators found the gasoline overcharge to be 1 to 2 cents a gallon; as high as 4 cents on diesel fuel and a maximum overcharge of 5 cents on home heating oil. He said the firms will reduce their prices at a rate of 2 cents a gallon until the amount is made up. More than one-third of the or- dered refunds was attributed to one truck stop in Nebraska. The IRS said Conley-Detlefsen Truck Stop on Interstate 80 near North Platte, Neb. was ordered to refund Other firms ordered to reduce jrices, their location and the amount of overcharge were: Laughman DX, Dallas Center, S631.61; Whitacre Texaco Ser- vice, Dallas Center, Don's rtobil Service, Perry, 'eterson Standard, Forest Cityj Jerry's Shell, Clear take, Benson Mobil Service Station, Omaha, Neb., Junction Truck Stop, owa Falls, North "Y" Truck Stop and Oil Co., ipencer, Liberty Gas and Oil Co., Omaha, and Updike Oil Co., Omaha, home in Muscatine, valued at common stock worth in HON Industries, a Muscatine office furniture com- pany; and a interest in Stanley's law firm and related property. Income Taxes The law firm interests will be terminated and Stanley will not practice law if elected as U. S. senator. For the years 1970, 1971, and 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley paid federal income taxes of and and Iowa in- come, taxes of and 14. Their total income was and for these years. The Stanleys also disclosed their tax deductions, which were primarily for contributions to church and charity, interest, and other taxes paid. Dial Down ae Put Your Savings In The Bank Open Hon. thru Thurs. 9 til Friday 9 til 6 DRIVE-UP WINDOWS Mon. thru Thurs. 9 til Fri. til 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 UNITED STATE BANK Courteous Hanliliiff Service 129 ItithAvu. SW AliAKKuuniH Initurtul At. Concert of Chamber Music To Be Sunday MT. VERNON A concert of chamber music will be present- ed Sunday at Cornell college as a sort of "final exam" for a ;roup of independent study pro- ects carried out during the hree-week January Interim firm. The concert by the 18-mem- )er group will take place at ).m. in King Chapel. The public s welcome. Works to be performed will )e representative of the tran- sition period from Renaissance :o Baroque musical style. The ;ime span is about 1550 to 1650. East lowans in the group in- clude Shirley Weston, Cedar Rapids; Esther Moore, Sigour- ney; Elise, Kaufman, West Jnion. In Legislature House Rejects Sex Education I.......... .1.., highway. Transiwrlallor By Gordon Jackson DES MOINES UPI) The Iowa house Wednesday slapped down a section of the schools standards legislation which would have required teaching of family living and sex education courses in junior and senior high schools. On a 49-15 vote, the lawmak- ers upheld an amendment by Horace Daggett (R-Kent) that deleted the family living course Rep. Wally Horn requirement from the list of family living and sex. subjects to be taught in the schools. The school standards bill was approved by the Iowa senate education shouldn't be learned in the restroom. It should be last session, but schools committee the house added the family living course require ment to the measure before it was brought to the floor Wednesday. The representatives did not take a final vote on the bill before adjournment. Protests "Order" Daggett said he did not op- pose family living courses in the schools because it would pro- Ryan) said broader work oppor- vide sex education, but because under the bill the state would be on the county relief rolls. ordering the local districts what to teach in their schools. "I am not opposed to sex Daggett said. "I think there is a time and a place for it, but I disagree with mandating it to every school district I think the main responsibility of educa- ting children should be up to the parents and local school boards." The term "sex education' was not referred to directly in ;he bill but the term was men- ;ioned numerous tunes in the .engthy floor debate. The mea- sure specified only "social and 'amily living" instruction. Representatives- supporting family living be taught in schools because sex education often is not taught in the home and the family unit is being de- stroyed by divorces and general unhappiness. "Protect Family Unit" Rep. Donald Lippold (R-Wa- .he bill said courses should towa Atty. said the family unit be protected through ;erloo) should !amily studies in the schools. "We have more crime, more murders, rnore.families beaking up in said Lippold, an educator. "When the family >reaks down, watch out for your society. We must protect the 'amily unit." Rep. Wally Horn (D-Cedar Rapids) noted that the bill would require schools to offer family courses, but it would not force all students to take the subject. "We're not asking that every student in every school take this said Horn, a Cedar Rapids school teacher. "Any jarent who does not want his child in that class can take him out." The Cedar Rapids Democrat said the classroom is the right jlace for students to learn about Do something really sporting give him a Seiko Self-Winding, SNO.AC003M-17J, Self-Wind, Doy.lnitanl naif Calendar, 98.2 Ft. Water Tested, Stainless Steel. Blue Dial 169.50 The man with a Seiko watch on his wrist is a winner no matter what his sport. Our collection of 17-jewel men's sport watches by Seiko, trie watch, .has all the features he wants for land or sea self- wind, instant day-date change, bi-lingual calendar, mar-resist crystal, 98.2 ft. water-tested, luminous hands and dial markers. And we can offer them at sporting prices because they're made by automation. You pay only for the timepiece; not the time it took to make it. Come in and get the champion among sports watches for every champion you know. Open Tonight (Thurs.) 'til 9 p.m. SMULEKOFF'S the responsibilities surrounding "In some communities, one out of three children is from a broken Horn said. "This taught in the classroom where it can be handled properly." Welfare Work County relief recipients could be required to work in parks and other public properties under a bill passed 88-3 by the Iowa house Wednesday. Rep. Maurice Hennessey (D- tunities should be afforded those The law now says that able- bodied poor relief recipients may be required to "labor faith- fully on the streets or high- ways" as a condition to receiv- ing assistance. The bill, which now goes to the senate, would allow the county board of supervisors to require them to work on "go- vernment -owned properties, parks and recreation centers" as well. It would, however, exempt people over 65 and anyone whose presence.is required at home to care for a child or children 12 years old or younger. Raps Turner The Republican leader of the senate Gen. said Wednesday Richard Turner proposed a state constitutional amendment Wednesday to break the road use tax fund in an effort to free additional monies for public transportation development in the state. Sen. Minnette Doderer (D-Io- wa City) said she would author an amendment adding a provi- sion to the constitution allowing money from the road fund which has been used exclusively for highway projects to be used for improving the state's railroads and mass transit facil- ities. Shun Gas Tax Hike The Iowa senate state govern ment committee has voted to delay consideration of a two- cent per gallon increase in motor fuel taxes. Instead, the committee voted 10-2 Wednesday to recommend for passage a bill to reclassify Iowa's streets and roads, and redivide them among the state county and cities. Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature Wednesday: Passed by House HFS53, To provide that county reliel recipients may be required to work on public property other than roads. 118- 3. To senate. Introduced in House IIF1044, To allow nonresi- dents who are on active mili- tary duty in Iowa to continue to register their passenger cars in their home states, provided their home states extend the same privilege to lowans. Bit- tie. HF1045, To prohibit persons or firms engaged in nonfanr business with assets over _ million or owning controlling stock valued at more than million from engaging in Iowa farming. Husak. HF1046, To permit trucks tc use reflective triangles as well as flares or red reflector elec- tric lanterns as warning devices when the trucks are stopped on should "quit trying to be a legislator" and help the law- makers in correcting loopholes and errors in state laws. Sen. Clifton C. Lamborn (R- Maquoketa) said the continuing feud between Turner and the legislature "serves no useful purpose'1 and that the constant criticism of legislation is only angering some lawmakers. He said the recent statements by Turner are making the attorney general "less 'effective." Turner Tuesday criticized the legislature for a loophole that exists in the state's new gam- bling law, and last week at- tacked the lawmakers for in- cluding a provision in the law which could prohibit cash prizes at golf tournaments. In addition, Turner has been an outspoken opponent of the proposed crimi- nal code revision. >s Transit Eastern Iowa legislator the highway. Transportation lommittee. HF104T, To make the begin- ning and ending dates of lie Vietnam war the same in the veterans' property tax exemp- tion law as in the Vietman vet- erans' bonus law. Patchett. HF1048. To require depart- mental rules review committee Approval ol rules relating to toe management, discipline, or re- lease of any person committed to any state institution. Oakley IIF1049. To require holders or escrow accounts for payment of property taxes, assessments or other charges on real estate to pay Interest on them. Fischer. 1IF1050, To give mental pa- tients in public and private hospitals the right of uncen- sored communication with their spouses, adult next of kin, law- yer or clergymen. Higgins. HF1051, To establish slate motor vehicle inspection sta- tions, instead of licensing pri- vate businesses to make inspec- tions. Monroe. IIF1052, To clarify the law on the length of time motor vehic- le inspections are valid. Trans- portation committee. IIF1053, To prohibit es- tablishment of regional ad- ministrative divisions of state departments unless authorized by the legislature. Crabb. IIF1054, To permit the Iowa conservation commission to es- tablish open seasons on any game bird or animal. Natural resources committee. HF1055. To appropriate million for construction of a new meat laboratory at Iowa State university. Edelen and 03 others. Passed by Senate HFC59, To redesignate county homes as county welfare facili- ties, 37-9. To governor. Introduced In Senate SF1042, To transfer responsi- bility for federal liens on motor vehicle titles from the county recorder to the treasurer. County government. SF1043, To permit the coun- ty treasurer to issue duplicate certificates of title. County gov- ernment. To require the state to contract with Amtrafc for passenger rail service between Dubuque and Sioux City or Council Bluffs. Gallagher and 21 others. Have Their Eyes Checked Early... for Safety Sake Guard against eye impairment. Take your child to your favorite Eye Doctor for an eye examina- tion. If glasses are have many youthful frame styles to fill your prescription. 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