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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Tuts., Jan. 29, 1974 Cedar Gets 'Temporary' New Deputy i T1PTON Tlie Cedar county (board of supervisors Monday [gave temporary approval to the appointment of Dan Hanuos, 27. No Puppy Rescue Penalty McGRKGOR Remember the good old days when you were somewhere around the beginning of the teenage years and a bunch of you as deputy sheriff al an annual I would hike out to the city salary of llaimes al one dump? i time was a police officer in Tip- Tne 'dea was to chuck a few rocks at the big dump rats and see if you could find found two adult dogs, ap- parently frozen to death. The boys, Klmin Warring- ton, Lester Lulz and Ricky Kirby then heard whining and rustling in the iicurby piles of rubble. But though they could hear sounds of pups, they empty dog house in her yard Fire Threat, School Faces Legal Action and of figuring out what to do with four obviously hungry. MriJKKGOR "If you fairly good-sized puppies willing (o spend the money, of Look for -vo" ca" jnuelle elementary building into I aunt. Mary'Jo Pirc, had an Only Sunny Hours Wirenhoto The inscription on the snow-covered face of this sun dial in an Iowa City cemetery reads: "I Count Only Sunny Hours." There was sun Monday afternoon, but -fog cut off the sun dial Tuesday morning. The picture was shot at 3 p.m. Daylight Saving time, but the dial read 2 p.m., the accurate CST. I As matron of the jail, Marines' I wife, Linda, will receive a I month plus their housing in the I jail residence. The appointment was tempo- rary until a civil service com- mission is completed to certify that he is qualified. The action was taken after Sheriff Eugene Hancock present- ed a letter from an assistant state attorney general which said the supervisors were au- thorized to make the appoint- ment in the absence of a civil service commission. George Miller, whom Hanne is replacing, rcsubmitted hi resignation to the board effec live Feb. 16, rather than Feb. 1 He will now aid in Hannes training. The supervisors accepted thj low bid of the Herman Brown Co. of plus trade for motor grader. Truck Halted on Bridge; Lbs. Overweight The fine yet, was set on an overloaded truck caught on the Marquette-Prairie du Chiei Mississippi river bridge early Monday. Crawford county, Wisconsin, and Clayton county, Iowa, of- ficers stopped the truck loaded with lumber .as it crossed the bridge from the Iowa side. Truck Held The truck and its load were held in custody by Crawford county Sheriff Ray Childs. The truck belonged to Wa- goner Truck Line and was driv- en by Lawrence Kissler of Liv- ingston, Mont. Officials said it was pounds over the 10- ton limit. The limit is posted on the bridge as well as on all high- ways leading toward it. Not only was the truck over- weight for the Marquette-Prai- rie du Chien bridge, it also was too heavy to legally travel on any road in the state of Wis- consin. Officials said the maximum load weight of a vehicle allowed in Wisconsin is pounds. The fine for being over the weight limit is a basic the sheriff said, plus 7 cents per )ound of overweight if the truck line involved has had no pre- vious violation in Wisconsin dur- ng the year, or 10 cents a xnind if it has had a violation. The bond is the same amount as the fine set and truckers may either appear in court or forfeit the bond. The 10- ton limit was placed on the bridge Jan. 15 by agree- ment of Iowa and Wisconsin highway officials following a joint inspection. Others Stopped About a dozen trucks have stopped since then. Another one stopped Monday was pounds overweight. Its bond was t All cars using the bridge are required to stay 100 feet apart and such trucks as meet the weight limits, are required to stay 500 feet apart. j something to take home. Cruel Finding Sunday afternoon, three Marquette youths about that age, found something to take home. They also learned just a little more about life its cruder part. Investigating a sack at the dump in Marquette, the boys could neither see them, uor coax them lo come out. Evident! y they had had enough of the milk of human kindness. ,The boys started digging. Nearly three hours later, they were four frightened pups happier, but they also were more worried. Facing them was the pros- pect of explaining to their parents why they were so late because she took her own dog fire safety is Stale Fire Mar- shal Wilbur Johnson told the Mar-Mac school board Monday the homeless, motherless j50 onlookers. there and he was right. "Rut to do so, you will have lo Nor were any of the parents unhappy after learning about their good Samaritans. By Monday afternoon, one of the pups already had a new owner and another had been promised a home. Two pups arc still up for adoption. effectively seal off the two levels of the building from each other." The fire marshal emphasized that he was not concerned with any other problems such action might create in the Marquelte Rapp in Congress Race CEDAR FALLS State Rep. Hydro Mulcher Purchase Okayec In Winneshiek DECORAH A hydro mulcher, used in conditioning roadsides for new seeding was jurchased by the Winneshiel supervisors Monday at a cost o The mulching machine was jought from the All-Whee Drive Co. of Cedar Falls, with revenue-sharing funds. The only bidders for printini ;he Winneshiek county financia the Decorah News Co. was awarded the contract on a bid of An expenditure of vas made for the purchase ol ractor, truck, and grader tires Phis purchase included 24 trac- or-type tires at each ant our lug-type grader tires al .114.18 each, from Good Year; md 14 lug-type grader tires al and eight regular truck ires at each from Fire- itone. In Legislature County Fines 'Not By Frank Nye DES larger counties should get a 50-50 spli of the fines levied for viojatini city ordinances to help meet ad d i t i o n a 1 costs of operating courts under the new unifiet court bill. Counties, can't meet theii share of the costs on the presen 90-10 split which favors the cities. That's what Jean Oxley of Marion, chairman of the Linn county board of supervisors, told a house subcommittee on courts at a public hearing in the Iowa house cbamber Mon- day afternoon. She was one of 13 individuals who proposed changes in the new law, which took effect las' July 1. Chairman Oxley pointed out that cities now get to keep 90 percent of fines collected and 60 percent of the costs assessed. She said the county was not asking for any change in its 40 percent share of the costs but did feel it should get a 50-50 split of the fines. Bear Costs Chairman Oxley said that counties now bear the costs of housing courts which handle city cases, once paid by cities for municipal court systems. She presented figures showing costs of operating the unified court system for its first six months in Linn county. They showed the total net in- crease in cost to the county was A bigger split of the fine money would help reduce the county's share of the cost and would place "more of Ihe cost on the user of the court" rather than on the taxpayer. No Additional Funds "We are not asking in any way additional funding from the Mrs. Oxley said. "We are not asking additional tax from the citizens of Cedar Rapids'." Mrs. Oxley said the county's 10 percent share of municipal fines for the first six months the unified court was in opera- tion amounted to Its 40 percent of costs brought in State Rep. Donald Doyle (D Sioux who presided at the hearing, said the subcommittee would take proposals of Mrs, Oxley and of others who ap- peared into consideration in drafting corrective amendments to the new unified court law. Amtrak .A third bill seeking to set up a second Amtrak passenger train across Iowa this one on Rock Island tracks from the Quad-Ci- ties to Council been introduced in the Iowa senate by Sen. William Gluba (D- Other bills either are in the process or are being prepared lo route Amtrak trains over Illi- nois, Central tracks from Dubu- que' to Sioux City and Council Bluffs, and over North Western tracks from Clinton to Council Bluffs. Iowa's only cross-state Am- ,rak train now runs from Burl- ington to Council Bluffs on Burl- ington tracks. Gluba said if Amtrak is to send another train through Iowa "it should follow the Davenport-Iowa C i I y D e s Moincs-Council Bluffs corridor because this is the most popu- lated route across Iowa and, therefore, the one most able and likely to support a passen- ger train." Gluba, who said he'll be in (reducing more bills to "breath new life into the railroad system in called for developing the auto-train-concept tran- sporting autos by rail for use by lowans in places where they want to vacation. He said this concept woulc help ease the fuel crisis. Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature Monday: Introduced In Senate SF1053, To replace the Higher Education Facilities Commission with a Commission for Iowa Post-Secondary Edu- cation. Hansen, Andersen and Murray. SF1U54, To require the state to contract with Amtrak for railroad service between Dav- enport and Council Bluffs with the slate lo pay two-thirds of passenger service losses. Gluba and H others. SF1055, To exempt food and prescription drugs from the sales tax. Ways and Means. SF.KI56, To allow nonresi- dents Iowa trapping licenses only if their stale reciprocales. Tieden. Introduced in House HF1068, To require a judge :o call inlo court any fiduciary n an estate who has to !ile required reports within Ihe ,ime allotted, for a hearing on the failure. Fischer. HF1069, To provide that adopted by the slalc board of parole are subject lo by the Iowa legislative For the Finest in Paints HARDI-GARDENS 3901 First Ave.SE 366-1567 9-9 9-5; 11.4 rules review committee! Lipsky and four others. HF1070, To require the chairman of the lax conference board and board of review to appoint the clerk of the board, and prohibit the county asses- sor from serving as clerk. AYy- ckoff. HF1071, To require the tak- ing of blood samples from per- sons killed in auto accidents to determine presence of alcohol or controlled substances. Kreamer and four others. HF1072, To make unlawful the purchase, as well as use, of a game or fish license issued to another person. Avenson. HF1073, To permit local school boards to establish nur- sery schools for underpriv- ileged children aged 3 to 5. Lipsky. 30 YEARS AGO Wayne Morse, 43, was reported to have resigned from the War Labor board to seek election as sena- tor from Oregon. Stephen Rapp, 25, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Democratic nomination f o r Third district congressman. BpSflSjJ'5 ci L He made the announcement at a news conference at a gasoline station which his father has operated here for nearly 30 jBljjgf years. Rapp explained he selected the site licnausn it is people are and that Ihis campaign "will be from Drake law schoo ed to the concerns of December, hopes to win the as they go about making a from which Congressman ing in our part of R. Gross, Waterloo Republi- Among those concerns, is retiring at the end of this sairl are "the shortage of the unfairness of the tax saying he does no and the dishonesty in the Gross' political philoso- Rapp said the congress- Rapp, who reached his "absolute honesty am birthday last Saturday, and to the public interest was admitted to the practice any consideration of pri- law one week earlier after personal gain set a brigh Fuel Price Rise Dark Campus IOWA CITY A cooler appropriations for the darker campus cost in 1974-75 pose a more to heat and light than problem because they not include funds to provide did to provide a this anticipated million brighter atmosphere during in next year's fuel same month-long period just year ago, a University of has nearly been com- official said on all those energy con- Energy conservation measures which can cut campus steam taken without disrupting the >y 14.5 percent and of the university, it use by 9.5 percent in reported at the latest rr.eet- Jut spiraling fuel costs of the U. of I.'s ad hoc ban offset the savings in conservation advisory ergy and A final recommen- he conservation measures, by the committee was to leating would have been up off hot water for non-cri- uses on the campus. Associate Director committee will now turn Lundquist of the U. of I. attention to the formulation cal plant department said plans for dealing with the worth of steam and of an extreme energy tricity were saved by which might call for wide conservation efforts in more severe conservation cember. Offices are lit at than have implement- evels than formerly, to dale. are dark, building heat is to a maximum of 68 and decorative lighting has eliminated, among other Fuel oil prices have creased six times since JP July. The latest increase a gallon went effect Jan. 1, bringing to an estimated million __ amount by which the ty's fuel costs have j so far in fiscal 1 U. of I. Executive i president George noted that recommended example for anyone seeking to succeed in an era whei dishonesty seems to run ram pant in government. Rapp said lie advocates leg- islation permitting govern- ment inspection of oil industry records and measures requir- ing national chartering of oil companies. Rapp has been active in push' ing for tax reform as a legisla- tor and promised to work for specific changes in Ihe tax code to end ''special benefits shelters and deductions provid ed for the well-to-do if elected." Born Jan. 26, 1949 in Wa- terloo, Rapp attended Cedar Falls schools, and was graduat- ed from high school there in 1967. That same year he won a national award in the VFW's "Voice of Democracy" oratorical competition involving contestants. He served in 1970 as research building heating and ventila- lion. 30-days Nor -was lie concerned with any other deficiencies not di- rectly connected with fire safe- assistant lo U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana. He is single and is an as- sociate of the Waterloo law firm of Lindeman and Yagla. He is the fourth Democrat to announce for Gross' seat. Others are: Nicholas Johnson, James Skaine and Ron Masters. Former State Sen. Charlene Jonklin (R-Waterloo) has an- nounced for the Republican nom- ination for the Gross seat. Several other Republicans are expected to announce soon. Lists Contributions MASON CITY (DPI) Ron Masters of Mason City, Demo- cratic candidate for Third dis- rict congressman, Monday re- >orled campaign contributions f from 80 contributors. Masters also reported ex- penses of for his cam- paign. A breakdown of the contribu- ion list shows 11 contributors who gave each. One con- ovva City, gave the- Masters ampaign ly. He made it clear he had no intention of becoming entangled in any way in Ihe bond issue debate. Johnson gave the board 30 ays to decide upon some course of action that would move toward the elimination of fire safety violations in Ihe Mar- quette building. The board meeting was held in the McGregor high school library to accommodate the crowd, one of .the largest at a board meeting here. The fire marshal indicated his office would be satisfied once the board submitted an acceptable plan, even though it would be some time before corrective action could he car- ried out because of material delays and other holdups. In response to a question from the floor, Johnson said he would not have too many qualms about use of the two second loaf, second grade classrooms during'the interim, once proper 'ire exits from them have been jrovided. The two rooms have )een vacated. Following an unannounced' 'ire inspection al the Marquette school Nov. 21, the rooms were cited as being particularly. un- afe. Legal Action If no action is forthcoming, Johnson told the board, his only 'ecourse would be' to institute iegal action 'to force compli- ance. The board recently told the ire marshal it had no immedi- ate plans to make the in ire safely improvements which ie required. Rather than spend some to put the Marquette wilding in good shape in educa- ional and fire safety terms, the raard would prefer to remodel he McGregor building. When put to the school district 'oters Dec. 4, however, the ributor, L. L. Collingwood of board proposal did not receive :he required 60 percent favor- able vote. if your bed has dreadful double dip, distressing drop-off droop, or sorry center sag, slumbcrland OPEN Sunday 1-5 PM Monday-Friday PM Saturday PM 201 1'stAve. S.E. 363-0245 WHITE SALE ends Thursday! SAVE ON Towels Bed I'illows lilnnkrlK Mntln-ss Pads Bedspreads Tablcdollis Ball) Accessories Pliiro Mills ARMSTRONG DOMESTICS- FOURTH FLOOR   

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