Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 5, 1974, Page 7

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Bapids Gazette: Tues., Feb. 5, 1974 Iowa Legislators Average Annual Pay Each Varley Top Paid; List East lowans By Frank Nye DBS MOINES Iowa's 150 legislators collected a total in salaries anc in expenses during the first year of the 1973-75 legislature, payroll records showed Tuesday. That's a grand total ol or an average of per legislator. Except for the house speaker and the four party leaders two in each chamber eacli legislator received an annual salary plus per day for five days a week during the 1973 session unless he or she resided in Polk county, where the capitol is located. Polk county legislators usual- ly live at home and their ex- penses are less than legislators living outside the county. The iiouse speaker received an annual salary and each floor leader received one of Interim Meetings In addition, each legislator (except leaders, who received slightly more) received for each day plus actual expenses for each day in attendance at interim study committee meet- ings. Beginning in 1975 legislators will be paid a year plus a week expenses while in session, with leaders' pay go- ing up proportionately and Polk countians receiving only a week expenses. Those doing interim commit- tee work Will continue to be paid for each day in atten- dance plus actual expenses. Average by House A report breakdown shows that the 100 state represent- atives drew a total of in salaries and in ex- penses an average of The 50 senators were paid a total of in salaries and in expenses an average of Highest paid legislator was Speaker Andrew Varley (R- who received U. Gov. Arthur Neu, who presides over the senate, but is not a member of the legislature, received Like Varley, he is paid annual salary plus per day for committee work plus actual expenses. East lowans A check of 44 Northeast Iowa legislators showed that House Republican Leader Edgar Holden (R-Davenport) and Sen- ate Republican Leader Clifton Lambom (R-Maquoketa) re- and respectively and were among the highest paid. Eight other representatives and five other senators on the list received more in salaries and expenses than the average. They included Reps. Joan L i p s k y (R-Cedar Rapids) Arthur Small (D-Iowa City) David Stanley (R-Muscatine) James Wells D C e d a r Rapids) James Carr (D- Dubuque) Keith Dun- t o n (D-Thornburg) Senior Tofte (R D e c o r a h and Richard Norpel (D-Bellevue) Also, Senators Roger Shaft (R-Camanche) En- gene Hill (D-Newton) Gene Kennedy (D-Dubuqne) M i n n o 11 e Doderer and Dale Tiedcn Others Listed Here, in alphebetical order, is what others among the 44 NE lowans received: Senators Michael Blouin (D- Dubuque) James Gal- lagher (D-Jesup) H. L. Keying D W e s t Union) Joan Orr (D-Grinnell) Ralph Potter (R- Marion) W. R. Rabe- deaiix (R-Wilton) Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids) Cloy'd Robinson (D-Cedar Rap- ids) Forrest Schwen- gels (R-Fairfield) Reps. Donald Avenson (D-Oel- wein) Joseph Clark (D-Dubuque) Russell De Jong (R-Pella) Wil- liam Ewing (R-Cedar) Harold Fischer (R-Wellsburg) William Hargrave lowa City) Reps. Maurice Hennessey (D- Ryan) Wally Horn (D- Cedar Rapids) Emil Husak (D-Toledo) James Jordan (D-Marion) Kayman Logue (R- Marengo) Harold Mc- Cormick (D-Manchester) John Mendenhall (R- New Albin) Jay Men- nenga (D-Clinton) Reps. Kenneth Miller (D-In- dependence) Brice Oakley (R-Clinton) John Patchett (D-North Liber- ty) Joe Rinas (D- Marion) Russell Wy- ckoff (D-Vinton) Miss Raduentz Named To Crime Commission DECORAH Miss Sherry Ra- duentz, Decorah attorney, was appointed alternate member of ;he Northeast Iowa Crime Com- mission Monday by the Win- neshiek county board of super- visors. At its meeting, the board also reappointed Walter Brekke ,veed commissioner at a wage of per month from March 1 through Aug. 31 and issued an auctioneer's license to Howard Knudson. In other business, the super- visors purchased a compressor for the road department from [he Geirke-Robinson Co. of Du- auque at a cost of 20 YEARS AGO John Hvas- ta, 26, who escaped from a Czechoslovak prison and eluded capture by the communists for 21 months, flew to the U.S. In Legislature No Bets on Horse Betting Hy Han Kvcn DBS MOINES (AP) Iowa would realize million a year in state revenue if legalize! horse race betting were al lowed, a state senator says. "But even more important legalized racing would pump million a year into Iowa in the form of new motels, hotels anc industries associated with horse racing and horse said Sen. George Kinley, (D-Des Under a bill introduced by Kinley in the senate Monday, lowans would have to do their betting at a single track. The 14-page measure provides for a season of undetermined length, licenses only to non- profit organizations and 5 per- cent of all money bet on a race the handle reverting to the state for expenses, with the re- mainder going to county fairs or qualified county 4-H clubs. Chances Slim Kinley admits chances for passage this session are slim. "It doesn't look good, but I think it should come to the floor and be voted said Kinley, who has had similar bills in the last three sessions. 'The latest Iowa poll in- dicates 57 percent of the state's population is for pari-mutuel, so it deserves a floor Kinley added. An Associated Press poll prior lo the session indicated that legislators were 2-to-l opposed to legalizing pari-mutuel betting during this session. Kinley's bill was referred to the senate state government committee and has not yet been assigned to a subcommittee. "Last year it never got out of said Kinley. "It got into an unfavorable subcom- mittee and there it stayed." Thirty three states including Reps. Iowa now allow horse racing, and 28 including neighboring Nebraska, Illinois and South Da- kota allow legalized pari-mutuel betting. One-Track Kinley's bill calls for one track at "a designated central- ized location within the state." Kinley said that location would be hammered out in the legislature, but three areas are the best bets Des Moines, the Cedar Rapids-Wa- terloo area or Council Bluffs. "This is a starter said Kinley. "If we find that one track works out, then we could add others later at different sites." He said ideally Iowa would like to run its season after Ak- Sar-Ben at Omaha closed so there would "be enough quality horses available." That would mean Iowa's rac- ing season probably would come in mid-July and would run into the fall. Split Listed Under his bill, 85 cents ol each dollar wagered would go back to the bettors, and 5 cents would go directly to the state. The state also would receive an additional 15 cents on each ticket sold, plus a license fee for each racing da) if the track is located in county with a population ol or more. After all expenses of the six- man racing commission were paid, the bill stipulates the re- mainder of funds going to the state "shall be divided into as many parts as there are comi- ties in the state of Iowa having an approved and qualified county fair or a qualified county 4-H club show." The other 10 percent not re- turned goes to the organization sponsoring the meeting to take care of operating expenses. Kinley said the bill is a com- promise measure and incorpo- rates many suggestions made by an interim legislative study committee. Mental Cenfers A bill to spell out statutory for establishment and operation of community mental health centers and to set up standards for (heir evalua- ion cleared the Iowa house Monday afternoon, 91 to 2. State Rep. Joan Lipsky (R- Cedar chief sponsor, said the bill would empower county boards of supervisors, acting singly or in combination with those of nearby counties, to arrange for mental health ser- vices to bo provided by non- jrofit community mental health centers. The bill gives supervisors the option of establishing county mental health centers to be ad- ministered by boards of trust- ees, much in the manner county wspitals are administered. Co-sponsoring the bill, which now goes to the senate, were Edgar Holden (R-Daven- Scott Newhard (R- Anamosa) .and Jerome Fitz- ;erald (D-Fort Four-Year Terms A constitutional amendment engthening the two-year terms of state representatives to four years was introduced in the :owa house Monday by Rep. James Jordan The resolution, which would lave to win approval of two suc- cessive general assemblies and ratification by the people to be- come effective, provides half of ;he 100 house seats would be up 'or election every two years. It is much the same as a reso- lution introduced last year by Rep. John Mendenhall (R-New Albin) except that Jordan's measure contains a requirement that if a state representative decides to run for state senator and wins his party's nomination for that post, he would have to resign his house seat before the general election. Equal Treatment Five senators Monday intro- duced a bill in the upper cham- ber designed to equalize treat- ment of men and women under the Iowa code. Sen. Minnctte Doderer (D- Iowa one of the bill's sponsors, said the measure a would make it illegal to lure men as well as women to "hous- es of ill fame" to become pros- titutes. She said the 33-page bill changes all references to "men" and "women" in the code when it results in discriminatory le- gal treatment to the other sex. She said the changes are need- ed to insure equal treatment of all persons under Iowa law. Gambling Law An emergency bill to make certain sports events such as ;olf and bowling tournaments legal under Iowa gambling laws before the Iowa house Tues- day. The bill was approved for pas- sage Monday by the house judi- ciary committee. House Majori- .y Floor Leader Edgar Holden !R-Davenport) said the measure would be taken up by the full louse Tuesday afternoon. The senate approved the bill last week. Beginning Feb. 8 New Friday Closing Hour Will be 7 P.M. Other Banking Hours Will Remain The Same FIRST TRUSTS SAVINGS1 BANK 1201 Third Street S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1820 First Avenue N.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1600 Dows Street Ely, Iowa Custodial Home Crisis A special study committee re- jorted Monday that there is a severe shortage in Iowa of facil- ties needed.by the elderly and landicapped. Speaking for the committee, Sen. William Gluba (D-Daven- port) said the report indicated :hat availability of custodial or adult foster homes for low-in- come elderly and handicapped persons in Iowa is "at a crisis stage." "The construction of new cus- :odial home facilities has vir- tually come to a halt while many of the older custodial lomes have gone out of busi- ness or will do so the report said. "The committee has directed :he appropriate state agencies :o develop realistic funding models for people in non-nurs- ng home facilities, specifically custodial homes, boarding lomes and foster and group care homes." The committee said the legis- lature also should give serious consideration to the establish- ment of a state housing authori- ty. The committee said such an agency would provide low inter- est loans and other financial as- sistance for construction of lousing facilities for the elderly and handicapped. Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature Monday: Passed by Senate SF23, To raise the minimum auto liability insurance to single bodily injury, multiple bodily injury and property damage. 32-10. To house. SF50G, To remove the membership fee limit for the Iowa Assn. of Counties. 37-5. To house. Introduced in Senate SF1081, To rewrite the Iowa probate code. Rodgers, Ander- sen, Murray and Winkelman, SF1082, To delete electrical installation receipts from the sales tax. Shaft. SF1083, To require the de- partment of public safety to study motor vehicle accident prevention. Griffin. SF1084, To require that the Code of Iowa be published an- nually in loose-leaf form. Grif- fin. SF1085, To prohibit sale of beer and soft drinks in disposa- ble containers. Plymat and eight others. SF1086, To prohibit limita- tion of a party's liability for his own negligence. Griffin. SF1087, To void agency ac- tion taken at an illegal closed session. Milligan. SF1088, To permit pari-mu- tuel horse race betting in Iowa. Kinloy. To exempt public school districts from the seven cent per gallon state tax on .asoline. Ramsey and eight others. SF10DO, To require counties to design a legal aid program for the poor. Hamsey. SF1091, To give state high- way commission traffic weight officers full peace officer powers. Nystrom. SF10B2, To authorize the governor to maintain an emer- gency fuel reserve. Milligan and four others. SF1093, To change refer- ences in the Iowa Code which apply to men or women to apply to all persons. Shaw and four others. SF1094, To -provide that no more than four members of the seven member Civil Eights Commission be of the same sex. Murray and Orr. SF1095, To eliminate the re- spondent's statutory right to re- cover damages from the Civil Rights Commission if there is no reasonable ground on which to believe the 'complaint. Mur- ray and Orr. Passed by House HF550, To provide for state licensing and inspection of ken- nels, dog pounds and breeders and dealers in dogs and cats if not federally licensed. 70-20. To senate. HF1060, To provide a statu- tory framework for establish- ment and evaluation of com- munity mental health centers. senate. IIF1091, To make several changes in the Iowa truck reci- procity law and clear the way for state participation in the International Reciprocity Com- pact. 94-0. To senate. HF1104, To provide for ap- pointment by Area Health Planning Councils of care re- view committees for custodial and nursing homes. 95-0. To senate. HF1-105, To limit indem- nification payments for animals slaughtered under the swine brucellosis control program. 89- 4. To senate. HF1107, To lengthen the maximum time that- federal employes may be on loan to the state from 12 months within any 36-month period to four years, and permit the state to contribute to their salaries. 92- 2. To senate. HF1108, To eliminate an er- roneous reference in the law to "irregular spoil banks" result- Legislalive Notes by Frank Nye Legislators' Requests for Drafting of Bills Soar DES MOINES Director Serge Garrison of the states' legislative service bureau stopped for a deep breath one day last week and here's what he said before taking it: The bureau has received more than requests from legislators to draft bills and it hasn't even got requests yet from legislative study commit- tees. That is 300 more requests than the total number 700 received in 19'2 when the session ended on March 24. There were requests for bills during the 1973 session, second longest regular ses- sion in the state's 'history. D n n Anyone? STATE Rep. and Mrs. Jay Mennenga (D- NYE Clinton) moved, into a Grand avenue apartment in Des Moines on Jan. 27. The apartment manager explained that the previous oc- cupants had left in a jiffy when the police discovered they were advertising massage services in their quarters. In fact, they left in such haste they didn't bother to have the phone disconnected. Yes, the Mcnnengas (had to turn down several phoned requests for massages before Northwestern Bell could get out there to assign them a new number. ODD Four WORD around the state house is that the Democratic race for the party's nomination for Second district congress- man probably will have four candidates in it soon. Harry Sullivan, a native of Ryan, resigned his Washington D. 'C. job with a trade association last month and is expected to announce his candidacy, perhaps before the week is ing from quarrying or mining activities. 94-0. To senate. Introduced in Iiouse IIF1113, To delete the' re- quirement that a federal tax lien be noted on a motor vehic- le certificate of title by the county treasurer. Bittle and Doyle. IIF1113, To require insur- ance companies, other than on life and liability policies, to pay claims directly to the insured instead of to the insured and another person jointly. Har- grave. HF1114, To set performance standards for motorcycle mufflers. Bittle and three others. HF1115, To provide a fine of up to for possession, man- ufacture, advertising or sale of any scheme to obtain wire ser- vices or credit fraudulently. Holden. HF1116, To require county treasurers and newspaper pub- lishers to publish corrections in delinquent tax lists when re- quested by the taxpayer. Pat- chett and Oakley. H F1117, To appropriate to the Office of Plan- ning and Programming for a study of Iowa's rail transpor- tation system. Crawford. 1IF1118, To require that storm sewer grates be painted red or yellow. Transportation Committee. HF111S, To define a "public scale" which may be used by traffic weight operations of- ficers to determine compliance with the law. Transportation committee. HF1120, To provide a hearing for a person whose driver's li- cense has been canceled or revoked and require that court appeals from cancellation or revocation orders be heard within 60 days. Transportation committee. HF1121, To declare the al- lowable growth for all school districts for the 1974-75 and 1975-76 school years to be 8 percent, and make other ad- justments in the state founda- tion school aid program. Educa- tion committee. 30 YEARS AGO Invading three more islands in big Kwa- jalein atoll, U. S. forces over- whelmed the Japanese on two and pushed the enemy back on a third. Commercial Electrical Services Computer Power Service Department Store Service Grocery Supermarket Service Motor Control Service Electric Door Service Lighting Service '-Tungsten o. Quartz Indoor and Outdoor Emergency Lighting Service Gas Station Installation Bulk Fuel Pump Service Speciality Lighting Service Hospital and Clinic Service TOTAL ELECTRICAL BUILDING MAINTANCE 364-5111 ;