Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 25, 1974, Page 9

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January 25, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Package Liquor Bill Bottled Up let the Iowa beer and llqfioc control department appoint spe-; cial liquor distributors In small; towns has been relumed to the1 bouse state government com- Rep. C. Raymond Fisher (R- Crand committee chairman, said an attempt will be made to rewrite the measure to take care of numerous objec- tions raised on the house floor Thursday. Veto Power Before voting to return it to committee, the house wrote into the bill a provision to give city councils a veto power over clos- ing of a state liquor store and replacing it with a special dis- tributor. Ilcp. Uichard Drake (II- Mtiscatine) predicted the bill will not sec the light of day again in this legislative ses- sion. He said he thinks the legisla- ture instead will simply appro- priate an additional to enable the department to con- tinue operation of seven small town state stores it had pro- posed to close. Rep. Fisher, however, denied any intent to kill the bill. He said there are simply "too many questions" about it that can't be resolved in floor de- bate. Local Business The measure would allow the director of the beer and liquor control department to designate local business men to sell pack- age liquor in communities where it is not feasible to main- tain a state store. It would require the special distributors to sell liquor at the same prices as state stores. They would have to buy their liquor from the state at a dis- count to be established by the department. The big push for the measure arose last summer after the department announced plans to close seven stores, including one at What Cheer, to gain funds for eight new ones in larger popula- tion centers. The department fi- nally agreed to keep the stores open to give the legislature a chance to act on the special dis- tributorship bill. Rep. Edgar Bittle (R-Wnst DCS Moines) explained there are 21 state stores with or less business vol- ume per year on which operating costs are running about 15 percent of volume. "They think they can cut that in half by replacing them with special liquor Bittle said. Rep. C. W. Hutchins (D- and beer permits handle hot- lle liquor sales for (he slate and pay a license fee for Ihc prvilcgc. Small said the plan would help conserve energy. "There are about 750 towns in :his slate that do not have a iquor store, and any resident who wants a bottle has to drive 10 to 20 miles to get it" he said. 'If they could buy it at home, a lot of gas would be saved." Dram Shop Insurance The amendment was voted down, however, after Bitlle said it would "open up package li- quor sales to an extent never yet contemplated under the (owa system." Rep. Richard Norpel (D- Bellevue) complained the bill made no provision for dram shop insurance coverage for special distributors, and Rep. Harold Fischer (R-Wellsburg) Minted out it did not require them to post any bond either. Those are some of the short- comings the committee will try !o iron out, Fisher said. Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature Thursday: Passed by House IIF177. To increase from three-fourths of one percent to one percent a month the inter- est penalty on delinquent prop- erty tax. 73-11. To senate. SF341. To repeal an obsolete section on fees paid an officer for various services. 84-0. To governor. SF551. To permit state-char- tered savings and loan associa- tions to invest in bankers ac- ceptances and operate on a fis- cal year. 83-0. To governor. HF1039. To provide that a motorist may stop on the trav- eled portion of a highway be- fore making a left turn into an alley or private driveway. 86-0 To senate. HF1042. To repeal the re- quirement that an escort mus precede an oversize load moved on the highways and give the Iowa highway commission dis- cretion to decide when an es- cort is necessary. C4-18. To sen- ate. Guthrie however, said he didn't like the idea of giving a state agency broad authority to decide when it can deprive a local community of a state ser- "Serve AH People" He introduced an amendment, adopted 50-42, to forbid the de- partment to close a state liquor store in any town if the city council adopts an ordinance prohibiting operation of a spe- cial liquor distributorship. "When the state is in a mo- nopoly situation, as Iowa is on liquor, I believe it is obligated to serve all the people equally, even if it loses a little money in a particular Hutchins said. Speaking in support of the concept in the main bill, Rep. Wally Horn (D-Cedar Rapids) said, "I think the people are gelling sick and tired of not get- ling the quicker service they want. We should provide longer hours at the stores. lowans want convenience." The house rejected a pro- posal by Reps. Arthur Small (D-Iowa City) and LaVcrn Harvey (R-Bcttendorf) to let holders of liqiior-by-llie-drink Introduced in House IIF1056. To authorize the governor to declare an energy emergency and curtail by exec- utive order the use of outdoor lighted advertising. Higgins. HF1057. To permit a defense attorney to waive his opening statement until the close of the state's evidence in a crimina case. Doyle. HF1058. To permit motor ve- hicles larger than allowed by Iowa law to operate in border cities if they comply with the laws of the adjoining state from which they entered Iowa. Doyle and eight others. IIF1059. To increase from one quart to one gallon the amount of liquor an individua may bring into Iowa from an- other state. Junker and three others. HF1UOO. To rewrite the low: law authorizing establishmen of community health standards and empower the Iowa Menta Health Authority to set stan dards for evaluation of services furnished by such centers Lipsky and three others. Passed by Senate HF388. To permit public employes to take leaves of ab- sence with pay for unusual cii- cumstances, 48-0. To house. Introduced in Senate SF1045. To permit blood al cohol tests to be taken from ca accident fatalities. Plymat Priebe, Ramsey, Robinson ark Taylor. SF104G. To require records to be kept of legislative proceed ings to establish legislative in lent in courts. DeKoster. SF1047. To legalize golf and bowling tournaments and olhe events that may have been ac cidentally prohibited in th state gambling act. Judiciary committee. Mountaineers' Film IOWA CITY Ted Bumillei world adventure photographer will present "Scandinavian Holi day" as part of the Iowa Moun tainccrs film-lecture series Sun day at p.m. in the Mac bride auditorium. 30 YEARS AGO Ankar broadcasts said that severa spasmodic rebellions had shaken the Bulgarian army in th past few days and there wcr signs they might develop into general mutiny. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Jan. 25, 1974 Large Water Rate Hike Is Aired at Independence RALPH Gordon, owner of the Marion Bowl, inspects damage after fire early Fri- day destroyed the structure. Gordon had closed up about 3 a.m. and the fire was re- ported about a.m. WIND FANNED flames and smoke as fire swept through the Marion Bowl early Fri- day. Glow from the flames could bo seen from a wide area of Cedar Rapids and Marion. Loss was estimated at The fire, which was reported at a.m., was brought under control shortly after 6 a.m., but heavy smoke continued to pour from the ruins. See story on page one. INDEPENDENCE At a spe-; cial meeting Thursday the In-j i dependence city council dis- cussed increasing water rates ere from 38 to 62 percent over resent rates. No action was taken but the ate increase is expected to be :viewed again at a meeting Tuesday, when bids will be >cncd on the new hydropillar water tower to be local- d in northeast Independence. Necessary Step Clark Madison, city clerk, aid it appears the rate increase water will be a necessary cp to help pay for the new twer and water main improve- icnts. The total project is estimatec i cost about He said feet of new water main ill be needed to upgrade the resent water system and con- ect the mental health insti- utc's water system to the city's ystem. The third and final reading o: Flames Sweep Marion Bowl ALL Marion fire units were called to the scene of the Marion Bowl fire early Fri- day. The building, at 3465 Seventh avenue, was de- stroyed, but firemen saved adjacent buildings. ptiolcs by Larry Tanner and John Mclvor. Officers Installed By WRC in Marion Robert Michell No. 126, WRC, installed officers Wednesday. Mrs. Edward Kuba is the pres- ident. Other elected officers are: Urs. Steven McDonald, senior vice-president; Mrs. Carl Han- sen, junior vice-president; Mrs. Steal Blok, chaplain; Mrs. Otha McDonald, guard; Mrs. Charles Vferoshek, treasurer; Mrs. Irvin Bandit Gets A Check DUBUQUE thief who held up a Du- buque loan company here Thursday forced the com- pany manager to write him a check when he ap- parently d i d n't get as much money as he want- ed. The manager of General Finance Corp. here said he gave the robber in cash, but was then ordered by the man to make out a check to "J. C. Peter' for in cash. Manager Bill Vander- veer said the man first en- tered the office, locked the door and "demanded mon- ey. After lie got the check he fled with it and the cash, Vandcrveer said "We stopped payment, he said, "but I don't know, there may bo some way of cashing it." Cramer, conductor, and Mrs. Dewey Lockey, secretary. Person to bus. dishes, Stick- ney's Scoreboard, YMCA Saturday's activity schedule at the Marion branch YMCA is: Non-aquatic grade school boys' basketball 9 and 10 a.m., junior high open gym 11, senior high and adult gym 1 ).m., family gym 3, gymnastics club 4, gym closed 6 to 7, teen- ager night 7; pool pre-school essons 9 a.m., youth lessons youth recreational senior life saving class open swim 1 p.m., pool closed 4 :o 7, teenager night 7. Give Awards Cub Scout pack 35 met Tuesday at the irst United Methodist church and presented awards to Handle Smith, Tim Horn, Eric Ferry, Roger Gruwcll, John Mc- Dougall, Mike Slickney, David Dobrzynski, Morrie Fleming, Gary Chalstrom, Tim Bolyard, Larcnce Kucera, Tony Midi, Allan Smith and Sam Warren. I sincerely thank everyone for all their thoughlfulncss of cards, gifts and calls while I was hos- pitalized. Mrs. Glenn Pylc. Adv. Flower's Think Spring... with beautiful flowering plants. Cineraria Cyclamen Kalanchoes Mums Azalea Tulips Hyacinths Cut flowers and Bouquets Iris. Daiilns, ROIOI, Mums, Carnations, PUJSV Willowi. Weekend Special 1 dozen Sweetheart Roses SJ98 Cash 'n Carry ONLY For Your Terrariuin: Containers, soil, diarccmt, one! docornlloni. An Indoor gentian, com- pi old, FLOWER'S GARDEN SHOP 5008 CENTER PL RD.NE Phone 393-5565 To Give Recital Piano stu- dents of Mrs. Lowell Morgan and Mrs. Kenneth Abodeely will give a recital at the home of Mrs. Abodeely, 2875 Twenty- third avenue, at p.m. Satur- day. Students include Anne Ames, Lynette and Kristin An- derson, Diane Anderson, Jeff Andre, Amy Bixby, Jo Anne Botkin, Regina Braun, Kirk and Lisa Davis, Annette Foege, Gary Foster, Kelly Keskinen Rob and Sally Locksley, Paul Mains, Amy and Michael Mar- shal, Cheri Morgan, Randy and Brenda Mork, Diane Morrow, Kim Parman, DeAnn Possehl, Jana Roberts, Kathy Scott, Den- ise Shaw, Janet Pat Swearingen, Lisa Thompson, Paul Ward and Valerie Wrob- lewski. Motorola Annual Sale. Marion TV.-Adv. American Legion Post 298 sponsoring a dance for mem- bers and guests, Saturday, Jan- uary 26, music by Don's Combo. -Adv. Deadline for Sunday Want Ads is a.m. Saturday morning. for Classified department closed at noon Sat- urdays. Dial Gold Coins Wanted. Call 377- 1240.-Adv. Marion High Enters Speech Group Confes Marion high school plans involve 25 students in the fou .arge groups entered in th Iowa High School Speech Ass: contest Saturday at Vinton. Included in the large grou competition will be a one-a< play, "The Footsteps of Doves' a choral reading group and tw duet actings. Serious Condition Fred L )ay, Marion city manager, sti vas listed in serious conditio 'riday morning at St. Luke' lospital. Day was hospitalize ft'ednesday night following ieart attack. Feed ffie Birds Your Saturday Morning Banks open until noon First National Banks Two Convenient Locations In Marlon If you've never used a wan id, you've been missing a sur Derformer. Dial 398-8234. a new ordinance to change Ihe council meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. was read and approved. The council voted to allow only one-way traffic on the )lock of street in front of the Jefferson high school on Fifth avenue SE. The new ruling will which per- mit motorists to travel north only, will be enforced on a year around basis. Bond Sale ..On Feb. 13 at 5 p.m., the council will sell worth of special assessment bonds and worth of general obliga- tion bonds to pay for the 1973 paving project. Three city appraisers were appointed on staggered terms. They are Jack Waskow, one- year term; Claude Smith, two- year term, and Wayne Miller, a three-year term. Police Chief Lyman Albaugh was instructed to draw up specifications for a new police car. Nighttime Snowmobile Ban At Vinton Is Voted Down VINTON The Vinton city ouncil Thursday night consid- red then rejected a snowmobile rdinance which would have rohibiled all such machines rom operating in the city be- ween 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. The proposal also would have equired all snowmobiles to lisplay fluorescent flags at least Vz feet above the surface of he street. The ordinance was rejected by a vote of 2-3. Mayor Win Matson asked the public safety committee to make some reyi sions and present the revised or dinance to the council 'at thi Feb. 14 meeting. Protest Hours Objections to the proposed or dinance included the hours dur ing which snowmobiling woul be prohibited and some opinions were voiced that the machine should be banned from th downtown area. Requirement o insurance for all operators als was suggested. Snowmobiling in Vinton is presently regulated only by pro visions in Ihe Iowa code. The council passed an ord nance amendment establishin the following no-parking zones The north side of Thirteent street from Second to K avenue; le wes.t side of A avenue from ixth to Fifteenth street; both des of K avenue and the east de of E avenue between Fifth nd Sixth streets. A controver- al section involving B avenue rom Thirteenth to Fifteenth :reet was deleted. Surface Water The possibility of charging a ee for use of the city's landfill vas discussed and referred to he sanitary committee for fur- her study. A problem concerning drain- age of surface water east of lighway 218 between First and Phird streets was discussed. Green Engineering of Cedar Rapids was askde to estimate costs of installing a culvert under the highway to connect with the storm sewer presently under construction. Harold Bogert of Green Engi- neering presented to the council an engineering contract for the public works improvement proj- ect. The contract was temporar- ily rejected and the city attor- ney, Ben Fischer, was asked to meet with Bogert to iron out some of the problems. The possibility of adding fluoridation to city water was discussed, and the council asked Bogert to in- vestigate the matter further. RENT A NEW PIANO HILTBRUiWER 116 SECOND STREET SE MULEKOFFS Open Saturday acres of everything for tht _ Small Appliances, Main Floor 0.111. til J p.ITI. Super Saturday Only Specials! Sunbeam Electric CAN OPENER and Knife Sharpener Ideal Gift with. blade ond retractable cord. 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