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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ovi« as VIARS OOAtlTV. • VALU! • INTICtlTV • THI WOttO'J IARGIST AUTO fAINTCR * OVft JOO LOCATIONS, COAST-TO COAST WW    ir say I ■ AU EXCLUSIVE DIAMOND GLOSS COLORS -CHOICE OF ANY I COLOR — INCLUDING RIOS AND METALLICS . . . ANY CAR - ANY COLOR BODY & FENDER REPAIR with A every Earl Scheib paint job: STILL AMERICA'S BIGGEST BARGAIN CEDAR RAPIDS    DAVENPORT    DES MOINES 1000 2ND AVE. S.E.    810 WEST RIVER DR.    II IO LOCUST ST, 366 7544    324-0631    288-6526 Solons’ Word A ntics Revisited This Cedar Rapids 5 Gazette: Mon., Feb.. 25, 1974 By William I,. Kberline DKS MOI NKS (Al*)    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, maybe you just don’t understand the situation. That’s a paraphrase from Rudyard Kipling, but it bars an application to the way legislators talk. Taken out of context, what they say can sound asinine. But for an observer who appreciates neat use of the English language, their debates can be fun. Familiar Ring Some of the things said on the floor of the Iowa house have a ring to them like maxims from “Poor Richards’ Almanac.” Legislators are not above, however, overstating the obvious, poking a little fun at each other during debate, or mixing a metaphor. Here are some of the things that have come out in house debate thus far this session: Maxims: “One man’s ethics is another man’s Fin.” — Rep. Adrian Brinck, (I) - W e s t Point). “If you don’t know, vote ‘no’.” - Brinck. “If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were Richard Norpel candy and nuts, we’d all have a merry Christmas.” — Rep. Carl Nielsen (D-Altoona). “I always say, if you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t talk.” —• Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bellevue). “The way to get an estate is to get up off your recumbent posterior and do a little work.” — Rep. Charles Stroth-man (R-New London). “Theres no such thing as being half pregnant.” Rep. Ingwer Hansen (R-Hartley). Self doubt:    “The courts usually presume that what we do has some meaning, per-hap«s incorrectly.” — Rep. Philip Hill (R-Des Moines). No Problem? “Why is it that we have to get locked into a dumb position?” — Rep. Norman Jesse (D-Dcs Moines). “If we’d give the people we are trying to help the money we upend trying to help them, they wouldn’t have any problem.” Rep. it. (I. Miller (D-Rockwell City). “Just like a bunch of hogs, we’re all trying to get our noses into the trough a little bit deeper.” — Brinck. Poking fun: Rotund Rep. Harold Fischer (It-Wellsburg) asked Rep. Laverne Schroeder I It-McClelland) for an explanation of an amendment to a bill to define a “public scale.” Schroeder, built like a string bean, replied:    “The agri culture department asked us for an amendment to exempt from inspection those penny scales, which people sometimes are weighed on if they aren’t too heavy.” Fischer replied that “if the scales aren’t properly calibrated, you can always weigh one leg at a time.” Sometimes t h e remarks border on the ribald. Consider this from Rep. Floyd Millen (R-Farmington): “Mrs. Joan Lipsky (R-Cedar Rapids) has offered an amendment to exempt aspirin from the sales tax to take care of a pain in the head. “Maybe we can draft an kyroid Fisher other amendment to exempt Preparation ll and take care of a pain somewhere else.” Sometimes legislators indulge in reminiscences. Stew Meat “When I was a kid,” said Miller, “we were so poor the wolf had to go by our door like* a shot, because if he didn’t, he was going to wind up in our utcw.” The exchanges are sometimes amusing. For example: Fischer, questioning whether a bill might have to go to the appropriations committee, asked Rep. Richard Drake (R-Muscatine), “Isn’t this commonly known as passing the buck?” “No. Mr. Fischer,” Drake replied, “this is commonly known as passing an appropriation.” When a barber bill was up for discussion, bald Rep. Ray-man Logue tit Marengo) said he had told Rep. Emil Husak 11) Toledo) that “lf lie had a haircut like mine, he’d be a good-looking man ” But balding Rep. James (Jaffrey d)-D es Moines) asked I/)gue to join him in voting “lack of interest” on the hill. Miscellaneous q notes: “Once again I am amazed at the fiscal irresponsibility of the fiscally responsible.” — Rep. Robert Krause (D-Fen-ton). “Please don’t get lost in the smoke as the train goes rolling through.” — Rep. Terry Branstad (R-I /J a rid i. “They have a disease in that committee. When bills like this walk across the table, they fall down dead.” ■— Jesse. “At the risk of damaging Mr. Drake’s reputation, ‘I’m going to defend the work of his committee.” — Rep. Gregory Cusak ii)-Davenport). Mass Drug Arrests Staged at Concert DKS MOI NKS (AP) - Mass arrests by police at Des Moines’ V e f e r a ri s Auditorium should stop drug and alcohol abuse during future rock concerts, says auditorium commission chairman Russell Laird. At least 117 persons, including ll juveniles, were arrested at a 'concert Saturday and later charged Charges of possession I of marijuana, the only controlled substance involved in the I arrests, were filed against 29 I persons, police said. “I think the word will get out that if you want to go to a rock concert to enjoy it. that’s fine,”: Laird said But you can’t come; for the purpose of smoking pot.” Many of the 6,00b persons at-bending the concert were searched by police as they filed J into the auditorium. Karlier this month, Polk County District Judge Anthony Critelli ruled that evidence obtained at a Nov. I .‘IO concert bv such means could not be used in court. Iowa Tourism Unit Predicts Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Solon's Open Campaign Announced in 'Secrecy' just small enough lo treat you big First Trust and Savings Bank 1201 Third St. SE. • 1820 First Ave. NE.* 1600 Dows Street. Ely, Iowa Full banking services with bankside parking 364-0101 Member f D I G. Free to Adults High School Education through Kirkwood Community College For Information :398-5457 Increased Resort Area Use By Terry Kinney DES MOINES (AP) - Iowans who vacation out-of-state have created a multi-million dollar drain on the state’s economy, Iowa development commission officials say. But this year’s nationwide gasoline shortage may change all that. The commission’s tourism department predicts Iowans will spend more time at resort areas near their homes and less time driving and sight-seeing this summer. “Trips will be less haphazard because of the uncertainty of gasoline supplies,” said David Schuetts of the commission’s promotion staff. “We’re tailoring all our programs to the energy-gas situation,” Schuetts said. “We feel that vacations have become a way of life and that people will still be traveling. attractions and special events in each region of the state. Last year the commission distributed some 660,000 pieces of promotional literature. Officials expect to increase that amount by 15 percent in 1974. Iowa’s most salable summer attraction, the commission believes, is the Iowa Great I^akes arca. The fall hunting season is also heavily promoted, as are several scenic and historic sites. Tourism promoters answer many inquiries about traditional and ethnic celebrations, such as the annual Old Threashers Convention at Mount Pleasant, the Pella Tulip Festival and the Nordic Festival at Decorah. Officials say revenue from Iowa’s travel-tourism business could roach $750 million this year, nearly 15 percent more than in 1972. the last year for which statistics are available. The Iowa conservation com mission says 25 percent of the visitors to Iowa’s state parks are out-of-state residents. Iowa conducts a relatively lowkey tourist campaign compared to aggressive “come on down” approaches used by several established tourist states. Promotions tend to be in the rustic style of last year’s Tricentennial recreation of the journey of Marquette and Joliet down tile Mississippi river, a joint venture with other north central states. In the past, the development commission has sponsored an annual caravan of Iowa “ambassadors” who promoted the state’s products and tourist attractions. But that, too, has been scuttled by the energy crisis. Instead, the tourism division will step up ads in Midwestern newspapers and billboard displays to “Vacation in Iowa.” DES MOINES — When he announced for the Republican nomination for Third district congressman on his dad’s farm near Hampton last Monday, State Sen. Barton Sehwieger (It-Watcrloo) said he was going to conduct his campaign right out there in the open. In fact, Sehwieger said, “my intention to run for congress has been no secret.” Well, maybe his intention to run was no secret but, inadvertently, his announcement turned out to be one. Sehwieger forgot to tell the senate press corps, whose desks in the senate chamber are only three feet from his, about his announcement. To top that, he mailed announcements to schwieger news media in his area to arrive Monday, Feb. 18. But there was no mail delivery that day — Washington’s birthday holiday for federal employes. □ □ □ Little Illumination ONE OF TWO BIG ceiling lights was burned out in a house committee room when a joint subcommittee met recently, just before the house resumed debate on the collective bargaining bill. “We’re past the negotiating stage,” exclaimed Rep. Del-wyn Stromer (R-Garner). “They just took our light away from us.” “There hasn’t been much light around here anyway,” consoled Rep. Donald Lippold (R-Waterloo). “The lights around here are taking on the image of the legislature.” But, he said, “it looks like they will be driving shorter distances and staying in one place longer than before because of the gasoline situation.” Emphasis in the past has been to urge Iowans to “Stay in I Iowa.” The state’s new approach j asks all Midwesterners to “Va ! cation in Iowa.” Tourism personnel are preparing brochures describing Slim silhouette ... a smooth profile for a trim appearance under every fashion. It gives you all over control, yet lets you reach, stretch and bend in comfort because ifs made with the exclusive 18 hour fabric. Attractive lace cups suspended in a unique self-adjusting frame of sheer lightweight elastic. Adjustable stretch straps. At last all-over comfort, control and a trim appearance all day longl Take advantage of this special refund offer now. Cedar Rapidsi Downtown Street Floor and Second Floor Lindale Plata Iowa City! Mall Shopping Center on Six at Sycamore Vinton Rites for Mrs. Rolin Johnson VINTON — Mabel Johnson, 81, wife of Rolin O. Johnson, died early Saturday at Virginia! Gay hospital following a long j illness. Mrs. Johnson was born March | 19, 1892. near Vinton. She and her husband were residents of Cedar Rapids from 1942 to 1958. Surviving in addition to her' husband are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne lh hart of Vinton and Mrs. Harou Greaser of Cedar Rapids, four grand- j children and two great grand-1 children. Services: Tuesday at 2 at J Campbell funeral home. we can’t make you drive safely • • . It’s something you have to want to do. but stop and think -for a second. Every time you get behind the Wheel, lives are at stake. Yours, too. We insure them, but we'd rather save WITWER INSURANCE 701 MNB Phono 362-3030 Playtex® New 18 Hour All-In-One Now ... all over control and support 19.95 that’s comfortable for hours! 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