Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 19, 1974, Page 9

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February 19, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Feb. 10, 1974 Inheritance Bill to Senate Amid Cries of Tat Cat' By William Kberline DBS MOINES (AP) _. Despite objections from some legislators who called it a "fat cat" mea- sure, (he loiva house lias passed a bill (o double Iowa inheritance lax exemptions. The measure was passed 87-B Monday. The bill, which now goes to the senate, also would change the present law on the han- dling of properly jointly held hy a husband and wife for es- tate purposes. The new exemptions proposei in the bill are for a sur- viving husband or wife, for each surviving child, for a parent and for any other lineal descendant of the deceased. could file an amendment to make the Iowa inheritance lax system conform wilb the federal estate tax. ili I lie said he wanted to im- pose the Iowa lax on the whole estate before it is divided among the heirs, as the federal government now does. The house, however, refused to put off the measure, G7-27. Junker said lie doesn't agree with the concept of an inheri- tance tax. "A man works for years to get a little money, he pays income tax on it, then acquires properly, and when he dies, by some magic, (he state thinks it has a right to grab a part of the pile, just because it's 1 there for the taking." ItcnefiUs Minority Hep. Norman Jesse (D-Dcs William Margrave the product at a cheaper price. In Iowa and several states, fair trade laws have been held unconstitutional as far as non- signecrs to an agreement are concerned, she said. Mrs. Shaw said a fair trade percent pay increase for slate employes under the merit sys- tem. DcJong and 23 others. 1IF1222. To allow Future Business leaders of America to receive money from the Voca- tional Youth Education Fund. Stromcr and O'Halloran. lease from ,1 penal institution. SF1177. To require licensing of insurance consultants. Lam- born. SFH78. To repeal the Iowa "fair trade" lew. Shaw and Gluba. Kelly and four others. Notes by Frank Nye law is a restrain of free trade Passed by Senate tending to increase retail prices! SF1124. To require that and foster inflation. lslrccl curb? havc Moines) attacked the bill as one which he said would benefit only a small minority of the Iowa population. Me and ttep. Stephen ffapp (D-Waterloo) offered an amend- ment to increase the percent of j, Other Bills Minorities Ignored? doin not i'ltcnd. vou could, lcsislatur Need Overhaul Hep. Quenton Anderson (R- Beaconsfield) said the Iowa in- heritance tax exemptions have not been changed since 1931 and are in need of an overhaul. Because inflation has sharply increased the value of farm property in recent years, Ander- son said, inheritance taxes bear more and more heavily on heirs to agricultural land. There frequently are not enough liquid assets among Uie heirs to pay the inheri- tance taxes on the land, and all or part of a farm must he sold to pay the taxes, he said. Rep. Edgar Bitllc (R-West Des Moines) asked that the bill be deferred for a week so he tax on estates but the more than amendmenl was ruled not gcrmainc. Anderson said the bill would reduce Iowa's inheritance tax revenue by about million this year. But he said the tax yielded about million in the last fiscal year and projections indicate income in excess of million this year, so the in- creased exemptions would re- duce revenue by less than the tax growth. Kcp. Tom Higgins ID- however, said it is the wage earner and the "little people" who will havc to make up the revenue loss. But Rep. Willis Junker (R- Sioux City) said he couldn't go along with all the "tears shed 'or poor people." The only black lawmaker in the Iowa general assembly Monday charged that fellow representatives havc displayed a total lack of concern about the future of minorities in the state. Rep. William Hargrave (D-Ic- lowa City said Iowa lawmakers showed a "great lack of individ ual sensitivity" by failing to al tend a weekend conference a Drake university. "If your failure to respond to the black movement is a reflection of your attitude yon are not responsible or respon- sive enough to be liar- grave said. Hargrave said unless lawmak ers plan to implement a "polic; of genocide toward minorities' they had better start dealing with race relations on a per sonal and individual basis. He said he was "very embar rassed" that all of the lawmak ers who received invitations failed to appear. "If you found il in your wis- have at least had the courtesy! Monday: to make an liar- grave said. The Iowa City Democrat said in a year in which conferences on the future of the state have. I'asspil hy House S F 11 1 fi To appropriate to extend the Iowa Educational Broadcast Network to nil areas of the state. 89-2. Returns lo senate for action on an amendment. Osteopathic College Asking, Doctor Shortage Is Target By Frank Nye DES MOINES-The private- ly-operated College of Osteo- pathic Medicine and Sur- gery in Des Moines wants million from the legisla- ture over the next five years to up Iowa's dwindling supply of family doctors. Dr. Leonard Azneer, COMS president, said state financial help would enable the college to open more internships and residencies in Iowa which, in turn, would help induce COMS graduates to establish prac- tices in Iowa. House members on the com- mittee were ready to vole on the million appropriation bill Monday afternoon but de- ferred to senate members who wanted to postpone a decision until Thursday. By that time the committee hopes to have more.informa- tion on what it costs to edu- cate medical students at the University of Iowa and how many of its graduates remain in the state to practice. The bill Dr. Azneer present- ed to the committee would find the legislature putting up million annually for each class entering COMS in which 40 percent of the members arc Iowa residents. In addition, the legislature would be asked to appropriate for each intern, and Tor each resident, in excess of the number of in- ternships and residencies available in hospitals certified by the American Osteopathic Assn. as of July 1, 1974 if the bill is enacted into law. The money for internships and residencies Would not be needed for three years when the first class for which .the first million 'would be received was graduated, ac- cording to Dr. Azner. Howev- er, committee members said the bill si written so this money would be needed start- ing in the third year. Whether the program would produce more doctors for Iowa's rural areas probably would not be known until the first five years of the program are completed, Dr. Azneer said. "If it is not working by then the legislature could cut your said Rep. Adrian Brinck (D-West who favored the appropriation even though admitting "it would be a gamble." "If it is not working by replied Dr. Azneer, "1 want you to cut my throat." State Sen. Tom Riley (R- Cedar senate sub- committee chairman, said, "We should think a long time before appropriating mil- lion to a private college over which we have no control or accountability." He pointed out .that a appropriation the 1973 legislature made to the state university to set up family_ medical practice -programs provides only per in- tern. Brinck .said the COMS "could be made accountable" and that there is "no guaran- tee" that the family practice program is going to furnish physicians for rural areas. Moreover, he added, if it appears the COMS program was not working "we can cut his (Dr. Azneer's) throat be- fore five years are up." Representative Keith Dunton (D-Thornburg) said he was for giving COMS some help; that "I don't think we've had the results I would like to have from the University of Iowa medical school." Representative Glenn Brock- ett (R-Marshalltown) said he thought the state was follow- ing a line that would tend "to widen the breach between the two medical schools and I don't like it philosophically." Under the bill's provisions, the appropriation would go to the state executive council to use for COMS. Thus the state would not be appropriating the funds directly to the school, which apparently would be in conflict with the constitution. Biouin: Americans Suspicious MONTICELLO Speaking at the Jones county Democratic .central committee meeting Monday evening, Democratic candidate for Second district congressman, Michael Biouin, said the current energy crisis is making many Americans wonder if policies which encour- age giant companies should not be re-evaluated. "If it is a natural trend that businesses a n d corporations should always grow Biouin told the central commit- tee delegates, "perhaps it is lime to build into the system in- centives which make it just as desirable and just as healthy to stay small and independent." Biouin is seeking the Demo- cratic nomination for the Sec- ond district seat in congress being vacated by John Culver of Marion. "We see loday in Ihe energy crisis what impact a small group of powerful companies can have on our entire econ- Biouin said at the Mon- liccllo meeting. "Americans arc suspicious. Many of them doubt if there is a real oil shortage al nil and more and more people are beginning lo wonder if big is always heller." Biouin siiid Ihe growth of large, corporate farms in lown and other Midwestern stales also indicates I lie. (lungers nf an nvcr-conconlrnlion of economic power In Iho hands of a few companies. He snld corporate giimls now control 100 pnrccnl of sugiii' cane and sugar beet production and processing, 98 percent of fluid grade milk production, 97 percent of the broiler induslry and 95 percenl of the processed vegetable induslry. If corporate giants continue their expansion into agriculture, Biouin said, "Food prices will go even higher and higher and the consumer will have no control at all over Ihe market in the long run." I I o LpjtrLnJr SPECIAL-OF-THE-WEEK 15 CU.-FT. NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR FREEZER Nevor needs defroiling Twin slide-out crispcrs and doiry storage Two oasy-rcleatB ice Irays ONLY'269 TRADE KEHRER APPLIANCE CENTER 620-2nd AVE. SE 364-0213 OPEN MON. THURS. 'til 9 PM To legalize (i "reflects very badly" that law-! munuT sc'hoof makers failed to appear at a I governor, conference convened by black! introduced in House leaders. Hargrave said many national black leaders who attended the conference questioned the fail- ure of while lawmakers lo show their concern. Fair Trade The Iowa "fair trade" law would be repealed under a bill introduced in the senate Mon- day by Sen. Elizabeth Shaw (R- Under the fair trade laws, a manufacturer scls Ihe retail price of his producl and pre-i vents the retailer from selling To double the Iowa inheritance tax exemptions. 37- (i. To senate. 11F1217. To increase from to per diem for de- partment of environmental quality personnel. Freeman. IIF1218. To bring municipal- ly-owned utilities under rate 'regulation by the Iowa com- merce commission. Schrocder. II F 1 2 1 9 appropriate for remodeling and re- pairs of the Iowa commission for the blind. Appropriations committee. II F 1 2 2 0 To appropriate for 1973-74 and for 1974-75 to pay per diem and expenses of Capitol Planning Commission members. Appro- priations committee. HF1221. To provide a 3.5 for easy access by the handicapped. 45-0. To house. SF1125. To require facilities for handicapped persons in all new buildings open to the pub- lic. 47-0. To house. SFUGO, To legalize proceed- ings of the Janesyille Commu- nity school district. 45-0. To house. Introduced In Senate. SF1170. To limit out of state travel by state employes and legislators. Rodgers and seven others. SFini. To provide state em- ployes an automatic semi-an- nual cost-of-living pay raise. Willits. SF1172. To provide retire- ment benefits to Ihe surviving family members of a policeman or fireman who terminated ser- vice after 15 years. Griffin and Willits. SF1173. To require that goods and services that qualify establishments to sell liquor on Sunday must be sold on Sun- day. Lamborn. SF1174. To broaden definition of migratory labor camp in the law that sets standards for such camps. Gluba and Robinson. SF1175. To reduce the num- ber of persons in camp lo classify it as a migrant labor camp. Gluba, Hiley and Robin- n. SF117C. To provide a al- lowance to inmates upon re- nJ7Aere's No Double Talk When Rep. Norpel Talks DES occasionally are fond of quol- in (D-Bellevue) who told the ing themselves. Like Rep. Richard Norpel house recently: "As I always say, if you don't know what you're talking about, don't talk." nan Unimpressed pOTTA hand it to Norpel. He lays in on the the line. No vj double talk with him. No talking out of both sides of his mouth. Like the other day in a meeting of a house appropr ations committee meeting. Norpel was prc testing the decision by the board of I regents to send Edward Voldseth, vice-pres-' ident for development at the University of Northern Iowa, to lobby the legislature in place of Lee Miller, UNI's 1973 lobbyist. Mrs. H. Rand Peterson of Harlan, regents president, explained that Voldseth is a UNI vice-president. NORPEL "I don't care if he's the said Norpel, with Vold- seth sitting almost directly across the table. ODD Martin tor County Attorney? REPORTS circulating tin the statehouse grapevine are that Linn county Supervisor William Martin, Cedar Rapids Democrat, is interested in running for Linn county attorney if incumbent William Faches leaves the office to run for Second district congressman or some other office. Time should never be a hangup, Relax. You don't have to watch the clock while you're talking long distance. Because, no matter how long you talk, the cost per minute never goes up and usually goes Time is really on your side. So don't be afraid to keep on talking. Northwestern Bell A little money still goes a long way on the telephone. not tncltidixt ;