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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Guettc: Thurt., Fob. 1. 1974 Evelyn Enjoys Wheeling Big Rigs W1LUAMSBURG (AP) The husky, deep-voiced truck drivers stepped out to stretch their legs Tuesday afternoon at a fuel stop here. They had just put in five hours in a caravan from Council Bluffs. But among the rough talk around the pumps, one voice seemed out of place. Out of a bright purple rig stepped Evelyn Coltom, 45, of B e 11 e v ii e Neb., (he lone woman driver in the five-mile- long caravan. "I started driving in 1966 in Dallas, Mrs. Collom said. "I'd say since then, I've driven about two million miles." Her husband coaxed her to start driving. They've since separated, but she has con- tinued to drive. She called driving her "big- gest following her two children and "three beautiful grandsons." Mrs. Collom was hauling a load of produce bound for Milan, 111., where she left the convoy. She picked up the car- avan after driving from the Trucker Evelyn Collom West Coast. She experienced no trouble from the indepen- dent truck drivers along the way. She said she was not wor- ried about anything happening to her or the heavily-guarded caravan. "In a deal like this, there's always going to be some trou- she said of the current truckers' protest. "It's caused by radicals. They have a mean streak in 'em anyway and this just gives 'cm a chance to show she said. Mrs. Collom was one of the few drivers in the caravan who did not have a citizens band two-way radio. She said she was glad she didn't after hearing the threats broadcast over the air as the caravan was leaving Council Bluffs. Nor did she hear truckers' complaints about the caravan going too slow, ranging from 40-45 miles per hour. "I didn't think it was too slow. Not for this many trucks she said. She said she thought she did "a real good job" driving and was proud of the fact that she had never had an accident. "I like my work. You have to like what you do to do it well." Heating Oil Supply Up Iowa Gasoline Pinch Seen By Charles Roberts DES MOINES (AP) State officials expect to have about 2.8 million gallons of gasoline to dole out to critically short users this month. But probably none will trickle down to neigh- borhood service stations. That is because the entire amount, which is 3 percent of all gasoline that producers plan to ship to Iowa in February, will probably go to users in high fed- eral priority categories. Don Hinman, state civil de- fense chief, said gasoline needs in agriculture, emergency ser- vices, energy .production, sani- tation, telecommunications, and mass transit come before ser- vice stations. Heating Oil Up There was a bright spot in Hinman's report, however. The state expects to get 3.4 million gallons of home heating and diesel fuel this month for the state energy pool, a commit- ment of fuels for emergency allocation. Hinman does not anticipate running out of emergency ra- tions of heating and diesel oil this month, because the state dispensed only 2.4 million gal- lons in January. But gasoline is an entirely dif- ferent matter. Motorists will have prob- lems getting all the gasoline they need before the month is out, Hinman predicted. Earlier this week, Iowa Com- merce Commission Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand said re- duced allocations from produc- ers were bound to mean that some service stations would runlutors, themselves, can further short. Hinman believes the shortage will extend into March, as well. Sen. William Gluba port) told his colleagues that a report from Van Nostranc showed Mobil Oil Co. this month will give its Iowa distributors only 87 percent of supplies they got in February, 1972. Other figures offered by Gluba include Phillips Petrole- um 76 percent; Sun Oil Co. 90 percent; Texaco 77 percent; and Union Oil Co. 73 percent. Because of the increased vehi- cle population, lowans "should be receiving 118 to 125 percent of February, 1972, Gluba said. Otter Cuts Possible Hinman said the Iowa distrib- Public Hearing Friday On Turkey River Plan WEST UNION A public meeting is being scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday in the courtroom on the third floor of the Fayette county courthouse in West Un- ion, at which time the results of a survey made byx representa- tives of the Iowa conservation commission of the Turkey river last August will be revealed. The session will include a film on life history of small mouth bass, a presentation of the sur- vey findings together with rec- ommendations, and a question and answer period. Gary Acker- man, Northeast Iowa District Fisheries manager, is expected to be on hand to conduct the meeting. Stanton Halvorson, West Un- ion, who was instrumental in bringing the project to .the at- tention of the conservation com- mission, urged everyone inter- ested in the future recreational value and ecology of the area along the Turkey river to attend the gathering. Run-Off Land Halvorson, who has served as chairman of the Turkey River Interest Group, pointed out that the run-off of land into named streams and eventually into the Turkey river in northeast Iowa comes from square miles, starting in the vicinity of Cresco and going down stream to Elkader. "There should be a lot of sportsmen in the area in- j tercsted in the outcome of our j efforts, and they should be at the meeting Friday night." j Halvorson and other members; of the group who have been dis- j appointed with fishing results! in the Turkey in recent years, j first aired their feelings last i spring by circulating petitions in northeast Iowa, resulting in a! total of signers, a list of which was placed before Gov. Robert Ray, members of thej state conservation commission, and the joint senate and house appropriations committee at meeting arranged by Sen. 11. L.; Ileying, West Union. The group asked that thei main channel of the Turkey riv- er from above the dam at El- kader be stocked with small mouth bass and channel catfish, that closed seasons and size limit be re-established, and that the locks at Elkader be opened daily at a set time to permit all types of fish to pass up the river from the Mississippi, Survey Habitat After a series of meetings the commission agreed to conduct a survey in August, or when wa- ter conditions permitted, select- ing three sites, between Fort At- kinson and highway 150, some- where below Elgin, and some- where below the Elkader dam, results of which discussion will center upon at the.meeting here Friday night. The survey was made priniar- ily to determine the species and their relative abundancies, "us- able" sportfish habitat that is presently available on the Tur- key, and to qualify the present sportfishery by applying creel census techniques to measure and evaluate the related im- portance of the Turkey river as a sportfishery. Al Loterbour, science instruc- tor at North High school, and a dedicated sportsman, last No- vember made a survey of four sites within five miles of Eldor- ado, and compiled a report at- testing to the excellent quality of the water for stocking of fish, citing amounts of various ele- ments and bacterial count found. Copies of the report are available from Mr. Loterbour, Halvorson said. trirn the percentage of gasoline going to individual stations in some cases by as much as 50 percent. There is always a chance that the state will have enough gaso- line in its emergency allocation to take care of service station shortages as well as federal pri- ority needs, Hinman said. But if some of the fuel goes to service stations, Hinman's office will make it clear that the operator of the station should consider sharing his emergency allotment with other local stations. The best course for service stations, he said, is to budget their February allocation so it will last through the month. "If an operator truly wants to serve the public and budget his the civil defense official said, "he can limit the amount of gasoline he dispenses each day, and can limit each sale." Jensen Hits Nixon Budget Arms Boost OELAVEIN Martin Jensen, candidate (or the Democratic nomination for Second district said Thursday [that President Nixon's "ep.nr- inous federal budget for the next fiscal year is a blueprint for expanded military spending at the expense of health, ed-i ducation, manpower and re- source development programs." Jensen, until recently a legis- lative assistant to Sen. Harold E. Hughes, is a native of De- corah and a candidate to suc- ceed Congressman John Culve who is running this year for tin U. S. senate. In remarks at the political gathering at the American Le- gion hall In Oehvcin, Jensen said the Nixon budget calls for "an astounding increase of about billion In defeiist! spending in the next IS months and conceals this fact In the annual statistical ma- nipulations that have come to characterize the Nixon budg- ets In the last five years." Jensen noted that congress late last year cut the militafj judget by almost billion. "He has asked for all of that back for next year, plus an ad- ditional regular defense appro- priations increase of billion 3n top of that he has requestec a billion supplemental allo- cation for the current fiscal year. "This brings the total addi- tional military spending re- quested earlier this week by the to billion and brings the defense budget to the ievel of World war Jensen said. "The budget would also allo- cate an additional billion for Social Security, public assis- ance, unemployment compen- sation, and nutrition Jensen said, "but these arc au- omatically- allocated, for the most part, and were enacted by congress only after over-riding :he President's opposition." For all of the other programs o improve the plight of de- p r i v e d or underprivileged Americans, particularly health DES M01NES (AP) Exempt-j "1 deplore legislation which ing food from the Iowa sales taxlwill tempt, invite and encourage Subpoena Power Is for 'Good of WASHINGTON, D.C. Rep. John C. Culver Wednesday voted to give the house judici- ary committee unlimited sub- poena powers in its inquiry into mpeachrnent 'of President Nixon. The measure won 410 to 4. The Cedar Rapids Democrat pointed out the authority grant- ed the committee is in line with :he constitutional mechanism to resolve such an issue. "This is lor the good of all, including the Culver said. "It shows the constitu- tional system is working." Think small, use a Classified Ad for big results. Place your ad today! Food Tax Repeal Branded Open Invitation To Cheat would be an open Invitation Jslnre personnel and owners or ditlonal products from the sales for Iho Kerm Bureau, said it would be unwise to exempt ad- grocers to cheat on their sales tax returns to the state, a super- market operator said Wednes-j day. management in the food dustry to be dishonest." Opposite Views tax at this time. lie warned that future legisla- tures would likely raise the Also at the hearing were twoj sales tax on other Hems to 4 or The contention was made by Of the strongest lobbying Percent- L. D. Easter of Des Moines, a-in Iowa Farm Bureau partner in a firm which Federation and the Iowa feder- ation of Labor, which lined up on opposite sides of the irograms, Describes cine, Jensen said. the Nixon budget hold-the-lirie medi- Spring Enrollment at Iowa U. Is IOWA CITY Spring semes- ,er enrollment totals stu- dents in residence at the Uni- versity of Iowa, Dean of Admis- iions and Records W. A. Cox reports. More than half 'the students are enrolled in the un- dergraduate college of liberal arts. The graduate college has he next largest enrollment, students. Other spring semester enroll- Tient statistics are: Business administration, 931 dentistry, 05; engineering, 385; law, 576; medicine, nursing, 555; and pharmacy, 358. The statistics show men and women enrolled at the 1. of I. this semester, including ,514 veterans. 30 YEARS AGO Hitler was to have refused to re- ceive the commander of 10 Nazi divisions trapped in the Ukraine vhen the latter flew from the ront to request, permission to urrender. NOTICE In Cooperation with The Energy Conservation Program Beginning Feb. 8 New Friday Closing Hour Will be 7 P.M. Other Banking Hours Will Remain The Same For the Fjnest FIRST TRUST SAVINGS BANK operates a chain of eight super- markets, at a public hearing before the house ways Hugh Clark, president of the means committee. i labor organizalion, told the Easter and other food that food, prescrip- representativcs testified in drugs and medicines are position to the repeal proposed basic necessities of life and that by Gov. Robert Ray to give lowans a tax break in view of the state's' million surplus. any lax on them is a tax on life itself. Nader To Speak DES MOINES (AP) Ralph Nader of Washington, D.C., will speak to a public meeting in Des Moines Saturday, the Iowa Student Public .Interest Group and Citizens United for Hespon- sible Energy said Wednesday. Nader will speak on a proposal for a moratorium on construe- However, (Jlim Taylor, of nuclear power plants in The bill, which also wo'uicTre- tor of_ the public policy divisionjlowa. move the sales tax from pre- scription drugs, already has passed the senate. Easter said that if the tax on food is repealed, "our cashiers must then make a decision on Mezvinsky Introduces Tax Safeguard for Elderly Bill over 35 million items each year" whether the tax should be charged. No Way To Enforce But he said the real reason he opposes the bill is. that there would be no possible way for the state to enforce proper re- porting and remittance of sales tax by food merchants. 'The state of Iowa would be at the mercy of the food in- dustry to voluntarily report its tax collections Easter said. "Most people are honest, but they are more likely to be accurate in reporting if the amount of tax liability is readily determinable." He said that if the hill passes, the sales of taxable items. in various stores could range from 15 percent to 40 percent of total store sales. "It would be easy to under report the amount of sales subject to tax by as much as 25 percent without fear of de- Easter said. He said his eight stores an- nually collect some in sales tax for the state and "in a jusiness the size of ours, as much as to an- nually could be retained from sales tax collections and added to profit. WASHINGTON, D.C. First District Congressman Ed Mez- vinsky Thursday introduced leg- islation designed to provide a safeguard against income lax over-payment by senior citizens. The bill would authorize the internal revenue service to ex- pand tax counseling assistance for older Americans. Over Pay Mezvinsky said additional counseling services should be available because many over 65 taxpayers "unwittingly over-pay their taxes because they are un- aware of special lax provisions that are available to them when they reach age 65." In a speech on the house floor, Mezvinsky said, "In recent years, congress had in many ways been responsive to the tax relief needs of the elderly. Re- cognizing that far too many older Americans' must face the battle of inflation with fixed and made to ease the tax bite into their incomes." About 9 million senior citi- zens will file tax returns this year and Mezvinsky said it is estimated that nearly half of these taxpayers will not take advantage of all of the special elderly tax provisions. "The problem is simply that the intricacies of tax return forms which boggle the minds o( millions of us regard- less of ago often camouflage helpful provisions in complex- he explained. The bill introduced Thursday would build upon a base laid by a tax-aide program for the el- derly now administered by the Institute of Lifetime Learning of the National Retired Teachers Assn.-American Assn. of Re- tired Persons. Free Tax Service Under that program, volun- teers provide free tax coun- seling services for elderly tax- payers. Last year, about volunteers trained by the IRS assisted more than elder- ly taxpayers throughout the na- tion. Mezvinsky said the program low incomes, efforts have been has proven successfui. "The bill I'm introducing today proposes to build on this base to insure lhat tax relief measures enacted by congress can be more effec- tively used by older taxpayers. 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