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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IMI > ' II ^ MMI Pl? J gagg Left Turn? So Turn to Right Pl By William Ebcrline DES MOINES (AIM—You're driving down the highway and want to make a left turn at an alley or private driveway. You stop your car in your traffic lane near the center line, wait for oncoming traffic to pass, and then make your turn. That’s the correct way to do it. Hight? Wrong, says Rep. Richard Drake (R-Muscatine), so tar as Iowa law is concerned. The law requires you to pull off on the right hand shoulder before you stop, wait for traffic from both directions to clear, and then make your turn. “Not one motorist in a thousand knows that is the law, but it is,” Drake said. Law Change The house transportation committee, of which Drake is chairman, has recommended passage of a bill to change the law. It is one of several requested by the Iowa highway commission. “We’re trying to make the law conform to common practice,” Drake explained. “Common sense and experience tell us that it’s safer if you don’t have to cross two lanes of traffic running in opposite directions to make a left turn, but the law doesn't recognize it,” he added. The law in question is Section 321.354 of the Iowa Code. It is entitled “Stopping on Traveled Way”. It says that on any highway outside a business or residential district it is illegal to “stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or improved or main traveled part of the highway” when it is practical to pull off the road. School Buses That leaves the right hand shoulder as the place you have to stop, Drake said, since you couldn’t stop on the left hand shoulder without violating another: Traveling the wrong way in the other traffic* lane. There is an exception in the law which permits school buses to stop on the traveled portion of highways to pick up or discharge pupils but that doesn’t help the average motorist, Drake said. The law doesn’t apply to left turns at intersections of two roads or streets because that is governed by a separate statute. It says the approach for a left turn “shall be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the center line, and after entering the intersection, the left turn shall be made so as to depart from the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered.” Why the legislature didn’t make the same provision for left turns at alleys and driveways is a mystery, Drake said, but now it’s time for a change. “It’s just another of those things needed to clean up the code,” he said. Flaw in Fund Legislative Notes By Frank Nye List Denied Annual Sessions Are Not By Ray Aide DES MOINES (LIT) - An aide to Gov. Robert Ray denied Thursday there were any improprieties in the governor’s financial disclosure statement filed with the secretary of state’s office last week. A Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, Clark Rasmussen of West Des Moines, said Thursday he will formally request that the state’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Commission investigate the financial reports filed by the “Governor Ray Committee.” Rasmussen charged that the committee reported $5,325 in contributions improperly. However, Ray aide Elmer Vermeer denied that the annual report filed last Friday was improper and said the governor voluntarily disclosed the source of the contributions during the 1972 election campaign. D Discouraging Candidates ES MOINES — One keeps hearing around legislative halls that annual sessions are going to cut down on the number who’ll be willing to run for the legislature in the years ahead. But it is doubtful if you can sell that to voters in the lith senatorial district, which includes all or parts of Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson and Jones counties. This district is represented by State Sen. Gene Kennedy <D-Dubuque) at the moment, but he isn’t going to run for reelection. So is the district going begging? Not on your tin type. □ n □ Four Prospects AS OF the moment it appears that there may be a race for the nominations in both parties, involving one incumbent legislator and three former legislators. State Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bellevuel plans to announce his candidacy next Wednesday. He may face opposition from former State Sen. Andrew Frommelt (D-Dubuque). On the Republican side it wouldn’t be surprising to find former State Sen. John Walsh (R-Dubuque) and former State Rep. Ray Taylor I R-Dubuque) squaring off. NVE have itemized the sources of the Services Set for $5,325 if any contributions were Vermeer who is Ray’s senior $100 or more administrative assistant and     MinB . n    Hic , nrp r „ ! MARTELLE - Raymond Schwas treasurer for the campaign The cam P al Sn disclosure re-    > Martelle Man, 56 committee raid he* wouiST port was passed by the legisla-    Wednesday while “happy to have the campaign ture last year, but Rasmussen WKatl0nin f? in Zapata, Texas, commission look at this.”     sa jd “what he (Ray) did ob- A P rominent Martelle area He said the entire balance viouslv doesn’t comply with the farmer, ho is survived by his reported was left over from the i aw he signed.”    wife, Dorothy, a son, William of 1972 campaign and that the__Muscatine; a daughter, Mrs. sources have been made public    „    .    _    .    ,    ^ iu    ■ * , j „    Dies    in    Crash    Larry Stewart of Martelle, two since the governor disclosed all    - contributions between the pri- MAQUOKETA (AP) — John brothers three sisters and four mary in August, 1972, and the D. Wherry, 22, Maquoketa, died grandchildren. November general election. Thursday night of injuries he Services will be Saturday at However, Rasmussen protest- received in a one-car accident 130 at Martelle Inited Method-ed because the detail list of con- earlier in the day. Authorities ist church. Friends may call at tributions was not attached to said Wherry lost control of the Goettsch’s after ll Friday. the annual report for 1973. “He    car he was driving on highway    ----- did it in such a way that he    64 two miles cast of Maquoketa.    30 YEARS    AGO    —    Soviet didn’t have to disclose who gave    - troops, pushing through the Len- the money,” the Democratic Mr. Serviceman:    Advertise ingrad front, cut the main Nazi contender said.    your service today to our more    escape railroad westward    to    Es- Rasmussen said Ray should    than a quarter million readers,    tonia. Road Unit Lists Land Purchases In Eastern Iowa AMES — The Iowa highway commission Wednesday approved purchase of 80 acres of land near West Burlington for $200,000, or $2,500 per acre. Right-of-way Director Gordon Sweitzer said the property will be the site of the highway 34. freeway 534 interchange. The commission acquired several more Linn county properties for interstate 380. Sellers were Arnold P. Grcif at a price of $ 2,6 8 5; Roy Chismore, $14,500: Charles K. Franson, $7,800; and C. H. Woods, $3,300. * * * In Delaware county, land was purchased from Florence M. Britt for $2,830 and Robert L. Sheets for $1,355, both for highway 13 improvement. For highway 149 in Keokuk county: Krissie K. Watts, $8,720; F. B. Dimmitt, $5,804: Zula T. Wilson, $4,567 and $4,771 ; Loren A. Johnson, $1,281; George H. Wolfe, $5,985; Earl Brain, $3,454: George Dickey, $30,426; Warren E. Dickey, $ 8,8 0 4 ; Cathryn Schweitzer, $3,444; and Forrest E. Sieren, $4,372. In Washington county for free-w a y 518. Byron Sweeting, $10,750 and $37,900. 20 YEARS AGO - The Hershey Chocolate Corporation reduced the size of its nickel bar about 12 percent because of the rising cost of cocoa beans. She (Crimr Sahibs (fcasrtlr Established In 1883 by The Gazette Co. and published daily and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second Class Postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier 85 cents a week. By mail: Night edition and Sunday 6 issues $2.25 a month, $24 a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 Issues $2.50 a month, $25 a year. Other states and U.S. territories $40 a year. No mall subscriptions accepted In oreos having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively ta the use for republication of all the local news printed In this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. 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