Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 4, 1974, Page 7

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February 04, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Mon., Feb. 4, 1974 Campaign Finances Clark .Initiates Detailed Legislation Dick Clark WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Dick Clark (D-Iowa) Monday introduced campaign- reform legislation designed, he said, to "virtually elimi- nate the influence of private money on federal elections." In remarks prepared for de- livery on the senate floor, Clark termed his proposal the "first detailed plan for provid- ing total public financing for all major-party presidential and congressional campaigns including those for primary elections." He said it is also the first proposal which would keep all campaign funds under strict federal control, and prohibit candidates from directly han- dling the funds themselves. He said he believes that "it will take nothing less than reforms of this scope lo suc- cessfully restore trust in the political process." Public Funds Under Clark's proposal, ma- jor-party federal level cam- paigns would be financed en- tirely from public fluids, raised through a modification of the existing federal income tax checkoff system, and tightly regulated by a special- ly-appointed Federal Election Commission. Funds would be allocated to candidates according to popu- lation formulas, and cam- paign expenses could not ex- ceed these limits. Candidates would not actually handle any of their funds. The amounts allocated to each candidate would be held in separate ac- counts by the commission, and the commission would pay each candidate's bills di- rectly, after the candidate submitted expense vouchers. Independent and minor- party condidates, who would be eligible for only partial public financing, would be al- lowed to raise enough private money to bring their tptnl fund up to major-parly can- didate limits. These private contributions would have to be turned over immediately to the commission, however, and the commission would handle all disbursements for these candidates as well. Individual contributions to these can- didates would also be limited to Clark said the need for pub- lic campaign financing "should be obvious to anyone concerned over the political controversies and scandals which have rocked the nation in the last year." "Suspicion and distrust will continue to undermine our po- litical system as long as pri- vate money flows easily into he said. "A sys- tem of public financing as comprehensive as we can make it is the only cure for this condition." Per Person Clark said the cost of his proposal would necessarily de- pend on the number of can- didates running for office, but said it would be less than ?225 million "or per person" a year even if there were primaries for cadi federal race and three candidates for each primary. Amounts allocated to indi- vidual candidates would be Telephoto The last time Mike "Little Indian" Jarillo got shot at was in Korea. But this time it was two miles outside his home- town of Council Bluffs, and the scare was enough to make Jarillo shut down his rig after 14 years on the road. The inci- dent apparently was connected with a nationwide strike of independent truckers which has been marked by violence. Jarillo said he had stopped his truck for a "pit stop" Sunday night and was between his tractor and trailer when five shots rang out "in rapid fire." Four bullets shattered the windshield and a fifth lodged in the cab. Jarillo reported see- ing a white car leaving the scene. Early Monday another trucker reported that a man in a white car waved a gun at him near the Wilton interchange on interstate 80, but didn't fire the weapon. WEST BRANCH (1DPA) The first of four seminars in which historians, economists, authors and political scientists from 100 universities and col- leges discuss the career of Herbert Hoover will be held Feb. 13-16 at the Hoover Li- brary at West Branch. The seminars will be part of the observance of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hoover on Aug. 10 of this year. The career of the former President will be traced in the four seminars, each dealing with a specific area. First Seminar The theme of -the first semi- nar, Feb. 13-15, will be "Her-' bert Hoover and the first World War." Other seminars will be held in April, August and October. The one in April will consider Hoover's years as secretary of commerce, the one in August will deal with his years as President, while the seminar in October will feature Hoover's service after the presidency. Each seminar will be led by seven men or women and dis- cussion will be participated in by a score or more of experts in that part of Mr. Hoover's career being considered. The February program will include: F. Himmelberg, associate professor, Fordham university, "Hoover and the public: emerging of a national Robert Cuff, fellow, Charles Warren Center, Har- vard university, "Hoover and Principles of Wartime Organi- zation and S. Sworawowski, Hoover Institution on War and Peace, Stanford, "Hoover, America's Food Administra- tor, P. Tram, associate professor, Southern Illinois university, "Hoover's Influ- ence on American Policy to- ward Parrini, professor, Northern Illinois university, "Hoover and International Van Meter, profes- sor, State University college, New York, "Hoover and the Reconstruction of J. Schmidt, profes- sor, Elmhurst College, "Hoover and the Versailles Community of Scholars During the period the semi- nar leaders are at West Branch they will be housed together, so for the week they will make a "community of scholars." The seminars are being ar- ranged by Dr. Francis W. O'Brien, a member of the staff of the Hoover Library Assn. He is in charge of aca- demic affairs for the associa- tion. Dr. O'Brien said the topics to he discussed will not con- fine .the seminarists to the past. The topics should lead to discussion of current, con- troversial subjects. "For in- stance, Hoover's work as food administrator in 1917-1919 Cornell, Augustana, Elmhurst, Southern California, Kansas State, Iowa State, Pennsyl- vania, University of Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Uni- versity of Iowa, University of California, California State University, New York State University, University of Kansas and University of Chi- cago. Some schools will be repre- sented by scholars who will deliver papers, others by dis- cussants-professors who will subject the papers to question- ing. All are teachers of politi- cal science, history, econom- ics, or law. Most have done special research and written books on Hoover's public life. Others have been invited be- cause of their overall exper- tise in the period of history generally to be explored. At the conclusion of each seminar, Dr. O'Brien will edit the papers and they will be published as a book by the Hoover Presidential Library Assn. Tama Attorney Asks Parole Be Revoked for the revocation of parole of James R. Anderson, 27, Traer, was filed Thursday in Tama county district court by Tama County Attorney Jared 0. Bauch. Anderson pled guilty Jan. 5, J1972, to larceny in the nighttime and was sentenced by Judge John L. Hyland to 10 years in the Men's Reformatory at Ana- mosa. The sentence was sus- pended and he was paroled to the state bureau of adult cor- rections during good behavior. Bauch stated that since An- derson was put on probation, he has been convicted of drunk driving in Black Hawk county, has failed to maintain employ- ment, has abused drugs and has been arrested for second offense drunk driving in Black Hawk county. Judge Hyland has set a hear- ing on revocation of parole for Feb. 20 at p.m. should immediately suggest Elte (Etktr Kapitos (Sazrttc Established In 18B3 by The Gazette Co. and published dolly and Sunday at 500 Thlra Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Postage paid at Subscription rates t [carrier 85 cents [grit edjtlon.and Sunday A Issues S3.: year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 Issues a month, a year. Oilier Bunion: n editions _ .Tionlhi 525 o year. es and U.S. territories a year, mall subscriptions accepted In areas Ing Gazette carrier service, Th! Associated Press Is entitled exclu- tlve y Jo the use for rcpumlcatlon ol oil local news printed In this newspa- per 01 all AP news dispatches. the general subject of ration- ing. The several papers on Hoover and foreign policy and world organizations hopefully will spark discussion about America's relation today with other nations." A few of the .schools to he represented in the seminars are: Fordham, Harvard, Stan- ford, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Kenyon, Grinnell, Drake, Coo, Talk on Presidency Is Thursday at UIC FAYETTE Dr. Donald John son, professor of political science and former department chairman at the University of Iowa, will be the principal speaker at the annual Pi Gamma Mu dinner at Upper Iowa college in Fayettc Thurs- day. His topic will be "The Presi- dency in Light of Recent Devel- The address, open lo the general student body and the public, will follow the initia- tion of new Pi Gamma Mu members and the dinner. Dr. Johnson will speak in the main dining hall in Garbee complex at 8 p.m. Think small, use a Classified Ad for big results. Place your ad today! Luther Concert Band Program Is Tuesday DECORAH The Luther col- lege concert band, under the di- rection of Frederick Nylinc, will appear in concert Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Luther Fieldhouse. Tickets, available at the door, are for adults and 75 cents for students. The appearance is the band's homecoming concert after a two-week Midwest tour. "moderate, i n comparison with amounts now being he said. Specific details of Clark's proposal include the follow- ing: To qualify for public campaign financing, major- party candidates would have to submit to the commission, 210 days before the date of the primary, petitions containing signatures equal to a percent- age of the total voting age population of the area they are seeking to represent. Pri- mary election winners would automatically receive public financing for general election. Presidential candidates would have to qualify and be financed on a state-by-state basis. Following the same pe- tition requirements as senate candidates in each state, they would be able to qualify in as many or as few states as they wished, but would only be allocated funds on the basis of the populations of the states in which they had qualified. Candidates would finance petition drives themselves, and could accept contributions of up to for this purpose. All contributions would have to be reported to the commis- sion, however, and expendi- tures would be tightly limited senate and presidential candidates could spend no more than one cent for each voting age, and can- didates for the house could spend no more than double that amount. All contributions to primary drives would be re-imbursed to contributors by the commission out of the candidate's primary cam- paign account, if the can- didate is certified. Once qualified, senate and presidential candidates would be allocated, for their primary campaigns, 15 cents for each person of voting age in the states in which they have qualified. For general elections, the figure would be 20 cents. House candidates would be allocated.25 and 30 cents, respectively, or the same amount as senate can- didates if their district encom- passed the entire state. The bill sets minimum amounts only for senate can- didates they would be allo- cated no less than for primaries and for general elections. Candidates without primary opposition would be allocated half the amounts allocated to candidates engaged in pri- mary races. The national party orga- nization of both major and minor party candidates would automatically be allocated an amount equal to as much as 20 percent of their presidential candidate's funds. for the public cam- p a i g n financing program would be raised by reversing the current federal income tax checkoff system. Each in- dividual taxpayer's contribu- tion would automatically be deducted from his or her tax, unless he or she indicates that this should not be done. The checkoff amount would also be doubled to per tax- payer. If this procedure was not sufficient to maintain the public campaign financing program, the difference would be made up from general rev- enues. The Federal Election Commission would consist of seven members, appointed by the President with consent of the senate to serve staggered seven-year terms. They com- mission would have full inves- tigative, subpoena and prose- cutorial powers to deal with violations of the public cam- paign financing law. Incumbent office holders would be prohibited from using their free mailing privi- leges during the three months prior to elections, and special mailing rates would be es- tablished for all federal can- didates. President's Budget Includes Iowa Flood Control Projects WASHINGTON (UPI) Pro ident Nixon asked congress liis fiscal 1975 budget Mond for million to fiuan water resources dcvclopnic projects in Iowa. Of that total, million w earmarked for constructio with the largest amount, million, for flood control at lorville lake north of D Moines. A total of was quested to begin construction a million flood control pro ect at Bettendorf. The request also calls f million for the operati' and maintenance of the M sonri river, Sioux City mout navigation project. Engineers' Request The recommendations we included in a billion budg request for the U. S. army cor of engineers, compared with a actual appropriation of bi lion in fiscal 1974. The amount requested fc Iowa and neighboring states b category was: General inve tigations, advance eng neering and design, construction, oper ion and maintenance Construction of flood contr ffojects included: Bettendor Clinton, Ma shalltown, Missou river levee system with Kansa Missouri and Nebraska Saylorville lab and Waterloo Construction of navigatio project: Missouri river, Siou City mouth, Advance engineering and di sign, Ottumwa, flood contro Maintenance Operation and maintenance o flood control projects: Cora ville lake, Missour river, Kenslers Bend, Neb., t Sioux City, Rathbu lake, Red Rock dam and Lake Red Rock, Saylorville lake, Inmate Stabbed Ai Penitentiary FORT MADISON (UPI) State Bureau of Criminal Inve! tigating agents Monday wer called into the probe of a week end stabbing at the state pen! tentiary here. Authorities said an inmate Sam Echols, 31, of Sioux City was wounded. Echols was taken to a Fort Madison hospital am then transferred to Universit; hospitals at Iowa City where h was listed in fair condition Sun day night. A prison spokesman sail about 100 inmates and five pris on staff members were in the penitentiary gymnasium at the time of the stabbing Sunday af lernoon. Officers said a home made type knife was found a the scene, but it was noi known who did the stabbing. Echols is serving a 15-year sentence from Woodbury county on a rape conviction. He was admitted to the prison June 1967, but was paroled in 1973. He was returned from parole in January, officials said. Pharmacy Seminar IOWA CITY "The Phar macist His Operating Prob ems and Practice" will be thi :opic of a seminar sponsored by ;he University of Iowa Collegi of Pharmacy at the Holiday Inn of the Amana Colonies Thurs day. What has 10 legs, lives in a house-lrailer, climbs trees, cats pizza, and goes home'with you in a paper bag? (SIC THCM NOW) HARDI-GARDENS MOIPIRSTAVE.SE POWERFUL PLUNGER CLEARS CLOGGED TOILETS NiVER AGAIN thai tick filling whim your lollel overflow! Toilet Plunger Unlike rrd-naty plungeri, Toilaflex doo not compressed air or mcny water to jplaih bnclc or escnpe. With Toilaflcx tlic full pressure plowi through the clogging man and it down. SUCTIOH.RIH STOPS SPUSII.BACK CEHTERS ITSELF, CAN'T SKID ABOUND TAPEHED TAIL OIVES AID-TIGHT FIT Got the Genuine 'Tolliflex' AT HARDWARE STORES Your Tollafox Dealer HEABEL CO. Min of Plumbing Nenh "I no Builder's Htpnrlmtnl 711 Onltr Pnlnl Ilil. NK .UM.WI I Not included in the Iowa total but affecting the state were: General investigation, flood con- trol, Metropolitan Omaha, Neb.- Council Bluffs, opera- tion and maintenance, naviga- tion, Mississippi river between Missouri river and Minneapolis, general investigation, lamalion. the budget requested for construction and rehabilitation of the 1'ick-Sloan Missouri basin project's trans- mission division. A total of is available in carry- over funds from fiscal 1974. The program provides for the beginning of construction of the Watertown Sioux City Moville Mile 300, 111., In the department of interior program for the bureau of rec- flood control, Cassville, Wis., to 345 KV transmission line, and terminal facilities at the Sioux City operation and maintenance site. e Notes by Frank Nye Stationery Gives Insight To Political Maneuvers CANDIDATES among legislators emerge en masse during legislative sessions in election years and this one is prov- ing to be no exception. One way to check activities of legislators seeking re-elec- tion or higher office is through orders for stationery. Legislators are entitled to order as many letterheads and envelopes as they want at stale expense. But, unlike congressmen, they don't have franking privileges. In other words, they must pay for their postage. The average legislator initially orders from 500 to letterheads and envelopes and renews his order as the need arises. A check of the records shows that sen- ators seem to be more prolific letter writ- ers than representatives. So far Sen. Michael Blouin (D-Dubuque) a candidate for the Democratic nomina- NORPEL tipn for Second district congressman, has ordered the most stationery during the 1973-74 letterheads and envelopes. In addition he ordered letterheads which he paid for himself. Another candidate for Second district congressman, on the Republican side, Sen Tom Riley (R-Cedar has or- dered letterheads and envelopes. Other hard writing senators are Norman Rodgers William Palmer (D-Des a likely candidate for lieutenant governor, James Schaben a can- didate for governor, Berl Priebe (D-Algona) Bar- ton Schwieger (R-Waterloo) a likely candidate for Third dis- trict congressman, Lowell Junkins Gene Kennedy (D-Dubuque) and Cloyd Robinson (D-Cedar each; H. L. Keying (D-West Two other likely candidates for Third district congressman, Senators Willard Hansen (R-Cedar Falls) and Ralph McCart- ney (R-Charles each has ordered Biggest stationery user in the house is Rep. Richard Norpel who announced for state senator for the llth dis- trict last week. His order has reached Next on the list is Rep. Arthur Small (D-Iowa with then Rep. John Patchett (D-North nan Pups Happy should make puppies exclaimed State 1 Rep. James Wells (D-Cedar Rapids) when the house ways- means committee last week voted to ithe calendar a bill to upgrade standards at kennels and places where dogs are bred. The bill was scheduled for consideration by the house Mon- day. Here's a thrifty buy on a feature loaded Permanent Press washer TRADE-IN FOR YOUR OLD WASHER FACTORY TRAINED SERVICE Opon tyon. and Thurj. 'Til 9iOO P.M. PEOPLES.. 215 IstAvo.SE PHono 366-2436 ;