Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 22, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 22, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cold Pump, More Gas IOWA CITY — The colder the temperature, the more gasoline you get for your money. In fact, according to University of Iowa Chemistry Prof. Frederick Duke, a motorist gets 5 percent more gas when the thermometer reads zero than on an 80-degree day. The reason is that gasoline expands through heat and will take up more room as the thermometer rises. Thus, a gallon does not contain as much fuel on a warm afternoon as on a cold evening. Motorists in one of the colder states such as Montana or Alaska consequently may well get up to a IO percent climatic bonus at minus 40 degrees as compared with folks filling up in the sunny OO degrees of Florida. Duke points out “that it is difficult to figure exact savings due to a number of variables in temperatures, gas types and distribution systems.” Ile also says that savings will be affected by the fact that gas sold for use in cold temperatures tends to be less dense in order to insure better starts. But it also gives slightly lower mileage than warm weather blends of denser gasoline. In any case, you get more energy per gallon of cold-weather gas. With gas prices fluctuating between $0 50 and $1 per gallon, even the average person may find that a 20-gallon purchase on a cold winter night could become a significant cn-conomy move — that is. if you Sales Tax Bargaining Under Way By Frank Nye DES MOINES - Fortunately for the Iowa house and senate,! they have guidelines to settle their differences — something the public employes of Iowa are after in their dealings with public employers. The house and senate will use I theirs, in all likelihood, to com-; promise their differing versions j on sales tax repeal That was obvious Friday after; the senate spent most of Thurs-! day debating whether or not to1 accept house amendments to the senate bill repealing the state’s 3 percent sales tax on food, prescription drugs and prosthetic devices. Won't Accept In the end the senate voted! exactly the way every member j there knew it was going to vote’ in the beginning — against ac-i cepting the house amendments, j But the final vote was not to I come until various and sundry; senators had their say even though nobody was listening much. Under normal conditions the James R. Anderson, 27, Traer, to protect society. Startled by Starter Tom Lippstoclc of Dubuque enjoyed watching his brother, Paul, compete in the diving competition at the Loras-Luther swimming invitational at Loras college recently, but Tom didn't like the noise from the starter gun used in the events. Can't Control Drinking, Drug Use; Parole Revoked can find a place to get that much gas. “The same basic principle also applies to diesel fuel,” says Duke. “Of course trucks have much larger fuel tanks, so they can realize greater thermal savings. This saving is added to the fact that the energy per gallon realized from dense diesel fuel is significantly greater than the energy realized from automobile gasoline.” Duke thinks the only way to resolve such complex inequities in fuel sales would be to sell by weight rather than by volume as is currently done. Such a switch in sales methods would be difficult to accomplish. So a cold gas pump may continue to be man’s best friend. Feld Is Against Salary Increase To Congressmen OELWEIN - Michael J. Eeld. candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. congress in the Second district, speaking before the Communication Workers of America in Oelwein Thursday evening, said that “members of congress are presently living high enough on the hog — through the generosity of the hardworking taxpayer — without granting themselves a pay raise.” Feld referred to the administration’s budget proposal which would raise the present $42,500 congressional salary to $45,700 in March. $49,100 next year and $52,800 in 1976. The proposal is contained in a budget request which would include pay increases for the federal judiciary, top presidential appointees, as well as members of congress. Under a law adopted in 1967, congress, by a vote of either house, must disapprove all or part of the proposal within 30 days, or it automatically I into effect. Therefore, congress could simply let the 30 days — ending Second Fire In Five Days Hits Vinton VINTON Tho Vinton fire department answered a call at |jv Kristelle Petersen noon Thursday to an apartment! DES MOINES (UFI) - House occupied by the Dean Schirm, Republican Leader Edgar Hoi House Prepares Rough Reception for DOT Bill jr., family. The fire reportedly started under the kitchen sink, spread into a wall, across the ceiling den of Davenport said Thursday consideration of the senate-passed department of transportation legislation will be set for and entered the upstairs apart-1 a special order of business to be ment. There are four apart-taken up “In about two weeks.” Rep. Edgar Holden merits in the building owned by Perry Hummel. The senate passed the IX>T Tuesday after seven hours of Loss was estimated at several debate but a motion to reconsid-thousand dollars to the Schirm er Was fill'd to prevent it from apartment and considerable immediately going to the house smoke damage was reported to where it was deadlocked last the other apartments.    ycar This was the second fire call ‘ Senate Republican Leader within the last five days. Prior!Clifton Lamborn of Maquoketa to this the volunteer fire depart- ^jd Friday the reconsideration ment had gone almost three ! motion is to be withdrawn. months without a fire, the long-; est period without a fire since 1925. Holden, who opposes consolidating state agencies involved in transportation into a DOT. .said action on the measure will ven-member planning commis won, he said, a DOT could be set up later. “I do not think a DOT will accomplish what most people think needs to be done.” Holden said. “There is no magic in the proposal — it will not rejuvenate the railroads which need the help most.” The majority leader said the some experience in these trails-purl..lion fields nnd then we'll pet rome lion.dide rccommen-elations.” “Do No Hood” Holden said he opposes reorganizing the Iowa highway commission, tin' aeronautics commission and the rail and truck regulatory functions of other state agencies. I “If you can’t get the railroads s* I rejuvenated,” he said, “it will do no good to tamper with these other transportation modes.” Rep. Richard Drake (It-Muscatine), chairman of the house transportation committee and chief architect of the DOT, said he sees “additional problems In the bill” as passed by the senate. Ile said “it will take several days” to Ac+ To Stavp O-ff 1)0 delayed “a couple weeks” to study and policy-making com- ^ “fjX0(f up” in sub-| o OTdYt? WTT ^ive tbe Republican leadership mission he will propose also will *ommitu>e ;||1(, tht,n (he bill's Vets Pension Cut time t0 draft an alternative Pr0‘ incorporate an energy allocation fjnjj| fQrm ui„ d(,pend on WASHINGTON, D.C. - First District Congressman Ed Mcz- posal. Planning Unit board to oversee gas rationing! “if mandated by the federal1 An amendment will be offered | government. ' In from triggering reductions veterans pensions. place of the DOT, one of Robert D. Ray’s top priori-Holden said, “We will crank up this planning commission and let them manage all the state’s energy programs. We vinsky (D-Iowa) has introduced similar to one rejected by the legislation aimed at preventing senate calling for establishment Gov Social Security benefit increasesiof a planning commission to;ties, in study the state’s rail and other transportation needs and formu- Mezvinskv said the bill would I late policies, Holden said. Based protect more than one million (on recommendations of the se-| will fund them so they can get veterans and widows of veter-! ans from an impending “see-1    ★    ★    ★ saw situation” which threatens to cancel the benefits of the ll I percent Social Security increase scheduled for this year. If the legislation is approved. Social Security increases would be excluded from the determination of a recipient’s income level, which is used to calculate veterans pension payment rates. The Veterans Administration which committee gets the bill. He said the leadership could delay consideration of the DOT by first sending it to his committee or the state government committee and then back to the appropriations committee before allowing it on the floor for debate. Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature! Thursday: Introduced iii Senate SFI 190. To provide work- gy Dorothy Williams men’s compensation for loss of hearing. Potter. SFI 191, To require county treasurers to publish retractions when they mistakenly list Culver Unit Airs Impact Of Foreign Investments WASHINGTON - What does the phenomenon of big American corporations becoming mul- a taxpayer as delinquent in | tinational corporations mean in Haying personal property taxes Riley. SI 1193, To change -AP Wirephoto SFI 192,    To    change     Hi estimates that, under present bership on the Icwa dairy in-jr, , . law, the pensions of    about    u'dustry    commission. Apiculture. Jo* million veterans and widows of veterans will    be adversely    affected by this    year’s    Social    Se curity' increase. Beginning Jan. four others. I, 1975. those pensions would be reduced by an average of nearly $140 per year. terms of our economic policies, mem-|both national and international.! Dorothy Williams <A Culver asked a; retire-1 panel of economists Thursday. ment qualification for retire-, “How should we deal with this! ment for policemen aud fire- international order?” The----- men from 22 years service to ( 25 years’ service. Coleman and Cedar Rapids Democrat queried group. SH194, To require cities and tbis subcommittee on foreign counties to promote energy    .    ..    ronrprnin(? conservation when developing .economic policy concerning ,    'foreign investment in the United zoning regulations. Blouin. SF1195, To allow counties to States. Disorderly Conduct Charge Is Dismissed IOWA CITY — Georgina Moon, the former animal trol supervisor for Iowa Citv, 8°es|had her case dismissed this week in magistrate’s court on establish zoos. Riley, Robinson and Potter. SFI 196. To make technical changes to the Internal Revenue Code. Ways and means. SF 1197, To provide uniform con-1 penalties imposed for late tax I filings. Ways and means. SF1198, To require annual I registration of vehicles on the March 6 — slide by, and increase would take place. ,    r    j-    j    i    ,    ,    I    anniversary    of    their    purchase a charge of disorderly conduct. | date. Priebe, Potter and Willits. Miss Moon had been charged SF 1199, To allow sale of wine reported new direct witnesses who testified before;foreign investment from March through November, -1973, amounted to about $3 billion. “So we are dealing with a data base that makes meaningful policy judgments quite difficult,” Culver said. Estimates Too Low To what extent has the change “altered the traditional working of the (economic) system?” Culver wanted to know. Twin Trends the Jan. 29 for using insulting and in private outlets. Kelly profane language to an Iowa “It is unconscionable that cer- city police officer TOLEDO — The parole of I listen and now he, Hyland, has | tain members of congress — at The officer requested Miss a time when Uncle Sam already ] Moon to move her city vehicle house or senate decides whether'was revoked Wednesday in Ta- han recommended a court order reaches far too deep into our which reportedly was illegally by placing Anderson in a treatment pocketbook — would have their parked on a downtown Iowa to go along with the other I ma county chamber in these situations in Judge John less than an hour But this is an election year and the floor of either chamber makes    what members seem to think is a good forum. So they sound off. It would have been simple if the senators had simply voted district court L. Hyland at the request of County Attorney Jared Bauch. Anderson pled guilty Jan. 5, HH, lo larceny tai time and was sentenced to IO years in the men’s reformatory at Anamosa, but the sentence was suspended during good behavior and he was paroled to ward a recession simulta-1 center and later in house in Waterloo. a half-way (hands outstretched for a salary increase. It is obvious their sel-In revoking the parole, Judge:fishness is only overshadowed two days Hyland said Anderson hasn’t by their lack of concern for the cident. City street. Miss Moon resigned her job after the alleged in- the night- listened to those persons who | taxpayers who are forced to pay try to help him. Hyland said he the tab,” Feld said. The charges were dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence. for or against Senate Republi- s^a^e bureau 0f adu]t cor. can Leader Clifton Lamborn’s (R-Maquoketa) motion to concur” in the Itouse amend ments. Four-Hour Debate But no. That vote was not to come for about four hours. First, Senate Democratic Leader James Schaben (I> Dunlap) tried to amend one house amendment. This was the house amendment exempting heating fuels (electricity, gas, oil) from the sales tax. Schaben wanted to strike the word “heating” in order to eliminate the tax on all fuel used in the home for other things as well as heating. He was voted down. 27 to 17. One big senate objection to exempting heating fuels Mas that it Mould be difficult to tell how much fuel Mas used for heating, and thus exempted from tbe tax, and how much for cooking, electric lights, Mashers, dryers, etc., which Mould not he exempt. Senator William Gluba (D-Da-venport) sought to solve this with an amendment exempting two-thirds of the gross receipts from ail household fuels. He lost. 28 to 19. Then the senate finally got around to rejecting all of the house amendments, including rectums. He was accused of n<^ taking groceries valued at more ihan $20 from a car in a parking lot in Traer Sept. 23, 1971. Anderson allegedly since he was put on probation has been convicted of drunk driving in Black Hawk county, has failed to maintain employment, has abused drugs, and has been arrested for second offense drunk driving in Black Hawk county. Anderson testified that violation of his parole has been; caused by a drinking and drug problem which he cannot con-1 trol. He wants to return to his: wife and two children, he said. ; Anderson voluntarily left the; courtroom when his wife testified that he needs help for his problem, which has disrupted their family and home life and she is taking action for a dis- ! solution of their marriage. Anderson’s court-appointed at-1 torney stated that Anderson has not denied his parole violations has been at the Mental Health institute twice for help for his problem and now realizes the seriousness of the mutter. Ma-, Anderson Mas taken to Anamosa by the sheriff’s depart-1 ment Wednesday afternoon tried to help him and he wouldn't Motive for Abduction of West Iowa Girl Sought OMAHA (UFI) - Law officers searching for a Fremont man in the abduction of a young western Iowa girl were at a loss Thursday night to explain his motive. In addition, the officers said they had “no substantial” leads which could determine that whereabouts of Rodney Adams. 22, Fremont, Neb., and Cindy McPherson, 3, Avoca, Iowa. Young Cindy Mas taken from her mother’s home in Avoca Wednesday while she Mas napping on a couch in the living room. Her mother, Vicki, authorities said, Mas upstairs bathing another child and did not hear the intruder. A witness told authorities that the suspect knocked on the door and then went inside, brought the shoeless girl out and drove away. Authorities said Adams Mas a friend of Mrs. McPerson estranged husband, who also lived in Bond Issue Okayed CAMANCHE CMD Voters any idea >w,” a top tho invr? s- the one exempting heating fuel, in the Camanche Community another defining food as any- school district near Clinton have thing that can be purchased with food stamps, and a third exempting non-profit hospitals. House Choices Tile vote was 29 to 17 to send the bill back to the house, which can back down or insist on its amendments. If it insists, the bill goes ti conference committee according to guidelines in the state constitution and the statutes. approved by one vote a $1.6 million bond issue for a new high school. The vote was 506 to 337, a bare 60 percent majority. and her Richard, Fremont, No Motive “We don’t have where he is right rn source involved in ligation said Thursday night. “We don’t have any motive. He was just there and he was gone and the little girl is gone.” Adams was being sought on a Iowa warrant of child steal ing and a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The Federal Bureau of Investigation entered the case Thursday. A Fremont police department spokesman described Adams, a Fremont native, as a “normal fellow that liked to get in trouble once in a while. He didn’t have any real bad record.” A St. Paul, Neb., area resident told Howard County Sheriff Ronald Brycr in St. Paul early Thursday that he thought he saw the girl in a car at a cafe near Venice about 2(1 miles west of Omaha several hours after the incident Wednesday. Adams wasn’t in the cur, and authorities said that is the last time the car has been spotted despite intensive air and ground searches in the area after the abduction. Photo Identification The state patrol late Thursday night was en route to St. Paul with a picture of Cindy for the resident to positively identify. “It appears that from the description of the girl and the car that it was the young girl they’re looking for,” Pryer said. “The guy who saw her is a good citizen. He thought it was pretty bad to leave a girl that young unattended in a car.” A spokesman for the Potta-watamie county sheriff’s office said Thursday night in Council Bluffs that investigation had “pretty well determined” that neither the father nor the mother was involved in the incident “over a child custody thing.” “Both of them are pretty upset. ” the spokesman said. “Perhaps the suspect was mad at one or both of them and took the daughter. We just don’t know. “The little girl knew the suspect quite well since he was a friend of the family,” the spokesman said. “Shi* wouldn’t be too worried about going on a ride with this man.” Ti*Aff' Introduced in House II F I 2 5 0 , To appropriate | neously, $46,000 for a motor vehicle safety study of a “plural tri-,,    .    .    , light” signal system. DeJong i    0 he pointed out and IO others. registration of vehicles on the partment of public safety to institute motor vehicle safety and accident prevention studies. DcJong and IO others. IIF1252. To provide a lifetime fishing license at a cost of HF 1251, To require the cleoid. Kiser and Avenson. UFI253, To allow a family an additional $15 income tax exemption if either husband or wife does not work. Lippold. II F I 2 5 4 , To revise and rewrite the Iowa gambling law. Kreamer. IIF1255 To create a statejCreasingly Division of Alcoholism. Hansen and IO others. HF1256. To authorize the highway commission and local governments to issue special, ons(rate(j emergency permits to move oversize or overweight loads on the highways. Strothman and Anderson. HF1257, To provide semi-an- bis staff nual cost of living pay adjustments for state employes. Crabb. Commerce department estimates are too low according to Culver pointed out, in illustra- their survey, two witnesses, Jef-tion of his contention we are in frey s. Arpan of Georgia State a period of change, that for the (university, and David A. Ricks first time we are experiencing 0f ohio State university, told the runaway inflation and trends to- subcommittee. They didn t say how much too low, but they said they list 1,400 firsm in this country which are owned by foreign firms as contrasted with the commerce department’s list of 1,000. “The British have by far the largest number of U.S. companies (over 500), followed by the Germans (about 230), the Canadians (almost 200), the French (about IOO) and the Dutch (over SO). However, the average size of the Dutch and Swiss companies appear to be larger than the other nationalities,” they said. About 50 percent of the foreign investors are found in New York. New Jersey, Pennsyl-C’alifornia,- they re- Steps taken to cure one hurt Culver opened the third day of the hearings with the explanation they were “prompted by the rapid rise in foreign investor interest in the U.S. economy in 1973 and by the citizen concern arising from numerous, often unconfirmed. reports of foreign purchase of large real estate tracts and take-overs of U.S. companies.” Testimony has pointed in to the lack of ade quate information on foreign in vestment, he said. “This point was clearly dem-jvania arid by Del Van Horn,    ported director of the Iowa develop- investments are concentrated ment commission, who noted    ,45 percent) in four    industries: that extensive investigation by    Electrical machinery (14 periled identified at least    cent), non-electrical    machinery 28 companies operating in Iowa that had some degree of foreign (13 percent), chemicals (9 percent) and scientific equipment HF125I, To provide that an ownership, whereas US. com-(9 percent). Fabricated metals WbtafeitoVofSrecm    !*«*«»>.    ""<1 food (six IHT- I $5 for persons over 65 years I unemployment c o rn p ensation IIF1259, To exempt school I superintendents from the con-1 bearings tinuing contracts law. Avenson ! B only two foreign companies Iowa,” Culver said. Culver noted that when the started less than a >n cent) rank fifth and sixth. The Arpan-Ricks survey was conducted by questionnaire. JI IIH    They    predicted    continuing month ago the federal govern- n()w 0f foreign direct ll) YEARS AGO — Three men, ment estimated now direct Mexican ambassador to'foreign investment in the U.S. had been arrested .one the Bolivia, had been arrested in 1973 at $1.5 billion. Since then connection with the .smashing of the figure has been raised to A mer ic; a $13.5 million international nar-jnearly $2 billion and this week I colics ring.    the conference board, a private investment in this country. 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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 22, 1974

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