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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Old Capitol Request Draws Early ^avor Old Capitol is one of our hest historic project? and it should be put iii prime condition. “When you have taken in us much in private funds for restoration as the committee has By Frank Ny< DKS MOINES Leaders of both political parties reacted favorably Monday to an unanticipated request for $330,(HJO to make the Old Capitol building iii Iowa City struct mildly sound before proceeding with restora- ,    .. lion plans.    structurally    sound Gov. Robert Ray and Ct. Gov    More than a half million Arthur Neu were joined by all dollars has been raised from but one of the legislative leaders Governor Ray The Cedar Rapid* Gazette: Mon., Feb. 4.    1971 done, it is not asking loo much ,,,,.     t wj| , ( a slate tor the state to put some money    , into the building to make if appropriation. Committee flight Mrs. Handier explained the committee’s plight in letters to the leaders of the two parties I last week. She pointed out in the letters I that t he committee did not learn the building has structural de- private contributions and several hundred thousand more have come in from federal funds available ior such projects. Senate Democratic Leader f ec ^ s un til interior walls were stripped to their original sur faces, displaying much deterio ration. Architects also found wooden J roof beams in weakened condition and said it would be useless to restore the building unless it is to be made structurally I sound. They estimated it would take' honor the request for funds, say- $330,000 to accomplish this goal, ing;    Mrs    Handier wrote party! ready submitted first and make sure they can handle these items of absolute necessity. Then, of course, it can he in expressing the view that the building, which served as the first state capitol, is a part of Iowa’s heritage that must be preserved in the best possible! < olid 11 ion as a historic land- J a iii e s Schaben (D-DunlaD) ,    , .    ...    ... mar k    . I    stripped to their original sur-    r ,    ,    ,     s,l| m    IMf'pc riisnlavino much dcferm- Govtrnor    Ray, a    member of    “J    feel    pretty    strong about the Old Capitol Restoration this historic project and think committee,    headed    by Susan    the    state    should    help on    this Rancher of Iowa City, said:    request. We’ve suffered too I want to sec the Old Capitol jniuch from bulldozing in Iowa in restored. Much progress has a1- the'past.” ready been accomplished and House Republican Leader now this new revelation of Edgar Holden (R-Davenport) structural deterioration is going|predicted the legislature will to require additional funding. “Hie legislature    must eon-    — 0 . sider the    budget    we’ve al-    “I    don’t    think we’ll have    any leaders that the $330,000 would trouble getting the money to do tie used to: | this. I think most of the    legisla-    I.    Repair walls now known to tors agree Old Capitol should be be in weakened condition, preserved.    Reinforce the cupola, determined if there will he an    “I haven’t heard any    legisla-    3.    Repair and replace certain ability to finance this latest tor who’s against it. We’ve dis- portions o fthe roof and gutters, j request.    cussed it in our leadership    4.    Flameproof the original “Old Capitol's situation is un- meetings.”    wooden rafters supporting the| demandable, and is of a nature House Democratic Leader!roof where they are still usable, that those involved in the resto-    Dale Cochran (D-Eagle    Grove)    5.    Provide a ramp at one of ration would have had difficulty    said:    the    lower level entrances. in anticipating.    |    “I’d    say    the Old Capitol build- 6. Install smoke detection and “One of the merits of this pro-mg is a cherished historical I sprinkler systems, posal is that it would be ‘one- landmark and should definitely 7. Install an elevator for use shot’ funding in the event funds be preserved.    by those unable to use the stat ure available after the budget “ In order to fully complete |case, needs I have already submitted to the legislature have been ful-filled. It would not be a new or on-going program. “Old Capitol is a part of our Iowa heritage. We must preserve it and those who have been deeply involved in this en-! terprise deserve the appreciation of all Iowans interested in historic preservation.” lieutenant Governor Neu told The Gazette. “I’d like to see Old Capitol j restored to its original condition; but it doesn't make sense to | go ahead with the restoration until it is structurally sound.” j Unusually High . House Speaker Andrew Val ley 1 (R-Stuart) injected a cautionary note: “We do not have adequate information to make any judg-; ment at this time. The request for funds seems unusually high. The building must be in terrible' shape.” Senate Republican Leader! Clifton Lamborn (R-Maquoketa), I a member of the restoration committee, had this comment: Farm Accident Fatal to l f outh MASONVILLE — David L. Ross, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ross, died at Delaware County Memorial hospital in Manchester at 10:10 p m. Saturday after an accident on the family farm earlier in the evening. The youth, a student at West Delaware junior high in Manchester, was fatally injured when caught in the power shaft of a grain auger. Surviving in addition to his parents are a s i s t e r, Joyce Ellen; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Melvin Wigger, and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. lies Rubner, all of Masonville; paternal great-grandfather. Fred I/mgboff of Marion, and maternal great -gran d-mother, Mrs. Laura Wolfe of Worthington. Friends may call at Shelley’s in Manchester after 7 p.m. Mon-j day. Rosary Monday at 8 p.m.' and parish wake service Tues-1 day at 8 p.m. at Shelley’s. Funeral services will be hold atj Immaculate Conception church in Masonville Wednesday at j 10:30 a m. Crisis Gives McCausland Cause for Lengthy Pause By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IDEA) — Somebody put more than a tiger in the gasoline tank of Stanley McCausland. McCausland, who is director of the state’s general services department, was in Dubuque Thursday to go over plans with an architect for the proposed multi-million dollar state agriculture building. On his return trip to Des Moines he stopped at a service station just south of Dubuque on highway 61 to get some gasoline. McCausland asked the young girl attendant whether he would be limited to ten gallons or if he could fill up the tank- No limit, she replied, and proceeded to pour 17 gallons gasoline into McCausland’* personal car which has a 20-gallon tank. McCausland paid the bill and was on his way. Well, almost on his way. He got about 20 yards and the engine stopped. McCausland went back to the station and the girl suggested he call a mechanic, which ho did. It seems McCausland was the first customer at the service station after its tanks had been filled and a considerable amount of water was mixed with the gasoline that he had received. His car had to be towed to a garage where it thawed out. Not only was the fuel line frozen but so was the bottom of the gasoline tank. It was about IO degrees at the time, he recalled. Alter draining the tank, the mechanic has to use an air ) hose to blow out beads of ice from the bottom of the tank. McCausland estimates he had six or seven gallons of water in the tank. Some four hours later, McCausland, with a new' insight on tile energy crisis, was on his way back to IX's Moines, where he requested that Agriculture Secretary Robert Lewisberry check on the trucker who filled the station’s tanks. Gas Storage Tank Sioux City Woman Warning Issued Jewel Holdup Victim DES MOINES - Fire Marshal Wilbur .Johnson has warned that I above ground gasoline storage tanks are illegal in municipalities, and create a fire hazard. “Numerous calls have been coming in from cities asking about the use of above ground tanks,” Johnson said. “With the energy crisis, many people have been getting 200-300 gallon tanks to store gasoline.” Above ground tanks, Johnson said, create a fire danger. “It’s easy for people to spill gasoline while removing it. tip the tank over or have an overflow. Any) spark can ignite the gasoline 1 causing a fire which is easily! spread in a municipality.” Above ground tanks on farms are legal, if the tank is at least 40 feet from a building. Johnson said. SIOUX CITY (UUD - Police! {continued their search Monday I for two men who stole an csti j {mated $10,(KHI worth of jewels !from a residence here Satur-{ day night. Authorities said two men en-) terod the home of Patricia Pi-rogh here and robbed her of j I most of her jewelry that she i said was valued at $10,000 Miss Piroghi told jxdice that the men tied her up with some | tape shortly after midnight Sun-1 day, took her jewelry and fled. j A fiver Ie Tormenting Rectal I tell Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues Promptly Relieved Gives Prompt, Temporary Relief from Such Burning Itch and Pain in Many Cases. DISHWASHER REPLACEMENT CENTER BESS? Built-In Ftatum Packed Potscrubber Di*h*asher MODEL OSO MI General Electric can show you this, Hecause ere have tho dishwn*hera that will do thi*. M'hi* burning itch anti pain caused by infi’ction mw! inflnni-mation in hemorrhoidal tissue* (.in (-ausu much Hollering. 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SW Phono 363-0283 Here’s a handy analysis of the y Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Relief Act ult IW 'M* »K.»T Tv* TOM Itll,EY SIAU SIA Atoll I hntcentl i I fish it I VKI JAS SAPIDA SKN Alt. Olm I 414 SGA Hun an,M. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA 52401 Ti i.r.rno.N h: 319/366-5681 Cfje Senate STATH OK IOWA Sixty-Fifth (General Assembly STATE HOUSH Des /Romes, Jjoton 50310 COMMITTEES Ii dp I a bv, Chairman Apphoi'hia lions* Co NIM KIU I. Hulks 'Chairman, St b Comm im,r, on Education Dear Friend: Many of my older constituents have asked me for information about the new Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Relief Act, (Senate File 37ii) which goes into effect this year. As a result, I prepared a detailed analysis with the hope it would answer most everybody’s questions. If you still have any questions or want assistance in completing the claim forms, which will soon be available, please contact my Cedar Rapids office, 414 SGA Building, phone 31)6-5681, or write to: Senator Tom Riley State House Des Moines, Iowa 503ID Best Regards, Purpose of bill .. Who is eligible? What is "household income”? P.S. If anyone, because of physical infirmity or other hardship, cannot get to the courthouse to pick up a claim form, please write or call my office and 1 11 obtain the form and mail it to you. to provide property tax relief to low-income homeowners and, renters who are either senior citizens or are totally disabled.    7 (a) Must be at least 65 or totally disabled on    December 31.    . (b) Homeowners must have lived in Iowa all    of preceding year and    renters, part of that year. (c) Household income is less than $6,000. (a) Income of all persons in the household    related by blood or    marriage; including wages, alimony, child support, capital gains, public assistance, pensions, annuities, social security, workmen s compensation. (Doesn't include gifts, surplus foods or food stamps.) (b) 10% of a persons net worth over $35,000 is added to income. (This is to prevent well-to-do persons qualifying for benefits during periods of low income.) (a) House and up to I acre of land, or (b) Mobile home, or (c) That part of a multi-dwelling, used as a residence of claimant. The inability to engage in substantial gainful employment by reason of medically determinable physical or mental impairment (which lasts I year or more). Our new law considers that 20% of rent is used by the landlord to pay property taxes on the rental unit. Ihus, if senior citizen pays $120 monthly rent, $24 a month ($288 a year) is considered property taxes paid by him. See examples below. Property taxes do not include special assessments or delinquent interest. Rent does not include utility charges. Mote: The bill limits benefits to the first $600 of property taxes even though they may actually be higher. As proposed by the Ways & Means Committee, the bill had a maximum limit of $>500 but my amendment raised the amount to $600, thus increasing benefits from $25 to $95 depending on a claimant’s income. Benefits are based on income and the amount of taxes paid by homeowner or considered paid by renter for the year preceding filing the claim: lf your household income is:    Your    taxes are reduced by: 0-$999.99    95    percent $ 1,000-$ 1,999.99    80    percent $2,000-$2,999.99    65    percent $3,000-$3,999.99    50    percent $4,000-$4,999.99    35    percent $5,000-$5,999.99    25    percent MOTE: Those now receiving double homestead can continue to do so in lieu of the new benefits if it is to their advantage. This year homeowners will pay the 1st 1/2 property taxes when due; then, no later than Sept. 25, the homeowner will receive a check for his (her) benefit made payable to him (her)    and the county treasurer to be applied    toward the 2nd 1/2 property taxes, lf the benefit exceeds the 2nd 1/2, the excess will be applied to the property taxes payable in 1975. Renters will get a check no later titan Sept. 25 payable only to them. (a) Obtain a claim form from the city or county assessor’s or county treasurer's office; mail it like you would an income tax return to the: “Director of Revenue, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.' (b) Mail it on or before July 31 each year. II you complain and tile Dept, of Revenue finds the increase was primarily because of the renters’ receiving benefits, tile Dept, can order tile landlord to reduce the rent. EXAMPLES OF BENEFITS (a) A man    and    wife’s only income during tfie    year is $2,400 of social security and    their gross property    taxes    (i.e. before homestead and    veteran’s exemptions) is $500. They    would pay only $175, a reduction of $325 versus the old double homestead reduction of $125. (b) A man and wife’s only income is $2,400 social security and they pay rent of $125 per month •ut of that is considered property taxes or $300. They are What qualities as a home . . . What is ' totally disabled"? Why renters are included . . . What constitute! property taxes, rent, etc. . . . What die the benefits? How are benefit paid to homeowners^ How are benefits paid to renters? When and where to file . . . What if your rent is increased? or $1,500 a year. Twenty tiercel eligible for a refund of $195. Dolci Koi Bv Slot# Smalm lorn Kilty