Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 24, 1974, Page 9

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January 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thuri., Jan. 24, 1974 Legislators Hear Pleas for Foster Care Funds Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Shaves Off Moustache --No Mistaken Identity DKS .MOINES Kvery now and Ihcn look-alikes show up in the legislature, which is why State Reps. Joe Rinas (0- Marion) and Robert Krausc (D-Kcnton) sometimes arc mis- taken for each other. Itinas decided last Sunday lo do some- thing about it "because I didn't want Krause lo be insulted." So he shaved off his moustache. House members know now thai Krause is the one with (lie moustache. (Kclitor's Note: P.s.s.s.l! The real season Rinas de-moustached himself is because his wife, Jennifer, wanted it off.) n n a Greater Love love hath no man than to let his wife use the car, VJ unless it is giving up his parking stall, even temporarily. On Wednesday representatives of the Winncbago Industries of Forest City came to DCS Moines to tell legislators of their views'about the energy crisis. Instead of button-holing legislators in the cloak rooms, or lounges, they brought along a Winnebagc-built prototype bus, installed it on the east parking lot and met legislators there. They got a place lo park thanks to Senators Jim Briles (R- Corning) and Joe Coleman (D-Clare) and Rep. Elmer Den Herder (R-Sioux who gave up their stalls from 9 a.m. lo 2 p.m. These three gents were thanked publicly in a letter to all legislators, informing them of the Winnebago venture, signed by Sen. Berl Priebe (D-Algona) and Rep. Terry Branstad (R- who have Forest City in their districts. Snowstorm Is Blamed for Candidate's Late Report DBS MOINES (UPI) The campaign manager for Demo- c r a I i c gubernatorial hopeful James Schaben of Dunlap said Wednesday his candidate had no intention, of ignoring the fil- ing deadline under the state's G. R. Woman Gives to Cornell MT. VERNON An addi- tional has been given to Cornell college by Mrs. Erroll L. Miller of 3600 Indian road SE, Cedar Rapids. This brings to the amount she has do- nated for a memorial scholar- ship fund. The fund commemorates Mrs: Miller's father, Elmer A. John- son, and'her husband, Erroll L. Miller, a 1923 graduate of Cor- nell. The Erroll L. Miller and Elm- er A. Johnson Memirial scholar- ship will be awarded annually to deserving Cornell students who need financial assistance. The first recipient or recipients will be announced in September. Charles M. Cochran, acting president of Cornell, comment- ed, "This endowed scholarship will benefit an infinite number of Cornell students. It is a fit- ting memorial to Mrs. Miller's husband, who was a loyal alum- nus, and to her father, who gave distinguished service as a trust- ee. We are grateful to Mrs. Mill- er for her continuing support of Cornell college." new campaign financial disclo sure law. Records in the secretary o state's office revealed Wednes day that the annual report o Schaben's contributions and ex penditures, which was due Jan 20, had not been received. How ever, Sen. Gene Kennedy (D Dubuque said the filing was tie layed because of a'staff prob lem. Kennedy said the financial disclosure report was "ready on Monday" and should have been filed. However, he said the staff member who had prepared the report was caught in a snowstorm and could not submit it until Tues- day. Kennedy, who is managine the. campaign for the. senat Democratic leader, said h thought the report was on fil Wednesday. He said the Scha ben staff had "definitely file a list of expenditures and con tributions" and that the repot may have been delayed in th mail. 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Mrs. Varcoe said the bureau's standards would pro- vide a month for children up to 5 years of age, for those 6 to 15, for those 16 and 17, and for those 18 to 21. She said these maximums are not enough "to meet the costs of care for foster chil- dren." She and her husband have been foster parents to 37 foster children in the last seven years, she told the sub-, committee, and that foster parents in Iowa save the tax- payers "thousands and possi- bly millions of dollars" under what it would cost to keep the children in state institutions. "I understand Annie Wilten- myer (state children's home at Davenport) costs about a month (per child) and the training school for boys at El- dora costs Lists Concerns Leta Wall, resource super- visor of the Linn county social service department, said the concern of Iowa communities is: 1. Insufficient funding for foster homes. 2. The decreasing number of foster homes. During the week of Jan. 13 to 19, she said, her depart- ment received 22 requests for foster homes and that since last November there has been" a decrease of 20 in the number of foster homes avail- able in Linn county alone. "An additional she conlinued, "Js Die loss homes for teenagers and han- dicapped children. Many of our experienced licensed foster parents, needlessly bur- dened by fiscal inadequacy, are refusing new placements. "Others have indicated they will continue to provide for the children presently in their care; however, they too will not accept new placements." Moreover, she added, only one-fourth of Unn county fam- ilies expressing initial interest in becoming foster home parents actually complete the licensing procedure. "Here she declared, "the inadequacy of funding is the culprit." Asks Legislation She urged the committee lo recommend remedial legisla- tion correcting "existing am- biguous law, and to provide for statewide, state-funded and state-administered foster care." She asked the committee for an appropriation to increase payments to foster home fam- ilies to a month for chil- dren up to 5, a month for those 6 to 15, and a month for those 16 to 21. Present payments in Linn county, according to State Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar who took the group lo Ihe governor's office and to the committee session, are a month for children up to 5, for those 6 to 15 and for those 16 to 21. Biley told The Gazette fol- lowing the committee hearing that he understood the million appropriation for foster care made by Ihe 1973 legislature would permit rais- ing payments uniformly across the state lo per month for children up to 5, per month for those G lo 15 and a month for those IB to 21. No firm tigure was pro- duced at the mooting as how much additional slate funding would he needed lo bring the payments up to bureau of labor standards. Estimates varied from lo a year. Mrs. Varcoe, vice-president of fiegion 7 of Ihe National Foster Parent Assn., Inc., spoke for the group in Gover- nor Ray's office. Misunderstanding Ray said Ihere apparently had been a misunderstanding as a result of the 1973 law in which the state set out lo pick up counly foster care costs. Some counties budgeted funds for foster care and some didn'l, he said. Others had some money in separate funds for this purpose. He lold the group "you don't have to sell me" thai it is a big help to the individual and He asked Kevin Burns, act- Burns accompanied Ihe IB society when "you put eMI- ing director of the state de- group from the governor's of- dren in a home where they get parlment of social services, to fice to the subcommittee hcar- lovc and affection." review the situation. ing. 219 Site (foiar Sapiito CSazrtir Established In 1883 by The' Gaielle Co. and published dally and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 57406. Second Class Postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier 85 cents a week. By mall: Night edition and Sunday 6 Issues 52.25 a month, a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 Issues S2.50 a month, 525 a year. Other states and U.S. territories HO a year. No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette earner service. 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