Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 4, 1974, Page 10

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March 04, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Confrontation Looms In House on DOT Bill By Frank Nye DKS MOIN KS I way to combine the Office of jf tho Iowa K n (‘ r K V Management (OEM) Andrew Varley house ever completes action on the public employes bargaining bill, its next big confrontation may come on the senate aj>-proved department of transportation (DOT) measure. This is the bill that (lev. Robert Ray wants perhaps more than any other this session. It brings together, as passed by the senate, all the various agencies and departments that have anything to do with transportation. From the way things look at this point, however, the house isn’t going to take the bill as passed by the senate. Seek Combination Both Speaker Andrew Varley (R-Stuart) and House Republican Leader Edgar Holden (R-Davenport) are looking for a also proposed by Ray, Into the DOT bill. Ray asked the legislature to set up an OEM on u temporary basis during tin* energy crisis. In it he called for some funds to initiate a DOT. Ray also called for setting aside funds to beef up railroad freight, and passenger service in the state and to open the door to other mass transit possibilities. Varley said when you’re talking about putting money into transit systems it doesn’t make much sense not to bring DEM and DDT together in one hill. Holden, who has been against DOT from the beginning, thinks use of the OEM proposal would give him and other DOT opponents a bridge to come over to the governor’s side. Holden pointed out that much of the common effort and responsibilities of proposed DOT and DEM boards relate to energy. Viable Flan “If we can come up with a viable plan to keep these offices in one bill it might get the votes to pass the house,” Holden said. “If we can’t, we haven’t disturbed the transportation system we have now.” DOT proponents sec in the Holden plan another effort to forestall implementation of a DOT, which didn’t make it past the house in 1973. They are determined to see that it is passed by the house this time. Big Loss in Farm Blaze Near Vinton The Cedar Rapid* Gazette: Mon., Mar., 4, 1974 Truck Bill Veto: 400 Drivers Strike VINTON - A combination machine shed-workshop and all By Gordon Hanson DES MOINES (AH; contents were lost in a Sunday auif)orj./(tl(j walkout by 400 union isaid. By Sunday night the figure morning lire on the Richard I some 200 protesting truckers rc-An un* fused to drive, Kirschbaum truck drivers from central Iowa had doubled. The number of dissident drivers could continue to increase, said Charles Kirsch-! Lyons farm. Firemen said straw in building was ignited by children! who were playing with a magnifying glass. A pickup truck, tractor and other 2,000 an antique eider press were (local 147 ni Des Moines, among items destroyed. There was no immediate es- drivers were timate of the loss, which was in- action sured. No one was injured. Firemen were called to the blaze at 11:20 a.m. continued Monday in protest of Kirschbaum said the Des “The only thing to hope for is recognition from the federal government,” he said. He said the federal energy office “says we need to do every- ,hc COV. Robert Kay’s veto of the M,has 3 500 membersithinK p0SSible to PreS('rvn ,ud' rcn lonu-truok bill    .T    ?u I . I Ll I. Hay says 'we don't want any- I long (tuck oui.    “with about 2,800 in the motor1 J J    J freight division.” Hf* said, “There are about 12 other Teamsters locals through- • machinery, loofa feed :bourn, secretary-treasurer and iout lh(. ^but said he didn’t bales of hay and straw and principal officer for Teamsters,know th), s|z(, „f th„r membcr. Sunday night the upset” at Ray’s j ship or whether I hey might stage .similar walkouts body to come through our state, we want them to go around and that way we can save our fuel’.” Ray, explaining his veto, said approval of the long-truck bill “would benefit only a few Iowa- Meetings on Betterment of Cities Slated Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Norpel Seeks Recognition For the First Governor DES MOINES — State Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bcllevue) would like to have Old Capitol at Iowa City renamed lor Ansel Briggs, the state’s first governor, who happend to hail from Norpel’s home county of Jackson. Either that or name a room in the building on the University of Iowa campus, once it is restored to its days as the state’s first Capitol, for Briggs, a Democrat who served from 1846 to 1850. Norpel doesn’t think Briggs has had enough attention over the years and he in- _ ........ tends to do something about it. He made his suggestion at a meeting of the joint appropriation subcommittee considering a request from the Old Capitol Restoration Committee for $330,000. Weekend Road Accidents Take Kcjuscd To Drive Ray vetoed a bill Saturday: night that would allow 65-foot, Kirschbaum said perhaps the double bottom trucks on Iowa highways. Several hours later , Kirschbaum said the walkout j bused companies.” He believes that allowing longer trucks to Drive through Iowa would deplete the .state’s fuel allocation at the expense of Iowa truckers, and would further damage state highways. was unauthorized. Asked what he thought the truckers hoped to accomplish, federal government might intervene. testing drivers are indepen* dent owner operators of trucks hauling freight varying from groceries to machinery. He said the shutdown could continue until the drivers are asked to return to work. Kirschbaum charged that Ray’s veto was politically motivated to assure support in his re-election bid. But Ray said the charge is an easy thing for anyone to say, any time they don’t like what a person in public or political life does.” “It would have been easier for me to just sign the bill. But I look upon my job as one repre- . .Benting the interests of my Iowa s new 55-mile-per-hour s^e atKj js noj ajwayS to the DES MOINES - Regional meetings for the 1974 Iowa Community Betterment Program By Harrison Weber Two Iowa Lives!*'11 hf conducted in March by the .State Office for Planning Gadget Gives Headaches To Telephone Companies I    L-I—i F1 I benefit cf special interests. The point, Ray said, is not (“just how helpful the bill could Uncomfortable Either Way THE senate ways-means committee was considering a bill to change the assessed was considering a bill to change the assessed valuation figure of 27 percent of actual value to IOO percent to make things less confusing for the taxpayer. Somebody said county officials wouldn’t like it. “This will make it uncomfortable either for the county officials or for the taxpayer,” observed Sen. Ralph Potter (R-Marion), “and that isn’t a hard decision to make ” NORPEL By The Associated Press Two Iowans died over the weekend on the state's highways. sistance of the Iowa State university extension service. I Norm Biggs, program direc- Forcst City. Authorities said a passenger in the car, Michael Holst, 18, Dodge. day were Fisher’s wife, Barbara; the driver of the second car, Dianne Heath, 17, Farnhamville, and a passenger in the Heath auto, Elaine Jorgenson, 18, Farnhamville. Iowa Dally Press Assn. DES MOINES - This is the . , ,    .    story    about a little black box, and Programming with lh.. as-| about lhc Slzc of a sma„ tran. sistor radio. It can be used to by-pass the toll circuit of telephone companies so the user doesn’t have to pay any long distance tolls. What started as a lark for some engineering students has developed into a major headache for the nation’s telephone companies, said Wilson K. Hickerson, executive assistant for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Iowa. The telephone companies are behind legislation to make it a crime to manufacture, sell or possess one of these little black boxes. A bill, approved by the house commerce committee, provides a $500 penalty upon conviction. son said, was for someone to manufacture and sell the little black boxes. He estimates the price range might be anywhere from $300 to $500 for one of the gadgets. day as a step to conserve fuel. More Fuel Kirschbaum referred to the be our Rucking industry. Its lower limit when he asl«Kl:iwba‘11 "hen jrau just liter-“Why should we run our trucks °Pcn UP our highways lo 1 I MI 1/iLa tJ , at 55 miles per hour to save on fuel when Ray says to run the longer trucks around the state? trucks.’ Bypass Iowa Joe Breitenstein, executive .    ,    . . .    .    ..    .vice-president    of    Ringsby Unit- One truck driving aroundR*^ ‘ mo(or frei ht company Bruce Anderson, 17, Forest tor, said that 13 meetings will City, died Saturday when the bc throughout the state, car he was driving ran off high- pommencing March 4 and end-L.n .    .    ..    ..    ,    mg March 26. Biggs stressed way Ut about five miles north of (hat a„ ,owa citlz,,ns' are mvjtec] to attend. Gov. Robert Ray, who initiated the program in 1970, has sent Forest City, suffered minor in- personal invitations to all Iowa mayors encouraging them to attend one of the meetings and state would burn more fuel than Wilson acknowledges that 200 tracks in Iowa would save at)wjth an office in ^ MoineSt the black boxes do exist in J* reduc(;d sP^fd of 55™lcs Fcr said the 65-foot-long trucks now _    .    I h/tiir 17 u iPDnhhonm coir* headquartered in Denver. Colo., in Fisher, 45, Fort killed and three enr°M their community in the juries. Gerald Dodge, was _____________ other persons were injured in a ProKram In addition, the Office two-car crash on highway 20 *or Fanning and Programming about four miles west of Fort bas cx,cndo(i invitations to all Iowa, but he believes on very limited basis. The problem is not peculiar to Iowa, he added. Many of the states surrounding Iowa already have enacted legislation similar to that being proposed by Rep. Ed Holden (R-Davenport). hour,” Kirschbaum said. “Let’s face it. Ray doesn’t; : want transcontinental freight running through the state of * Iowa.” The measure would have in-! creased the legal length of twin-trailer trucks from 60 to 65 feet. Kirschbaum said the pro bypass Iowa by using highway 36 through northern Missouri. On a run from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, he said, an additional 200 miles is traveled to bypass Iowa. He said his firm’s Des Moines-based drivers had joined in the protest. extension personnel and Injured in the accident Satur-| Chamber of Commerce manag- Winnipeg Ballet Dances Its Way into Iowa Hearts ers. The Iowa Community Betterment Program is an action program designed to encourage Iowa’s cities and towns to improve their quality of life through local leadership and ini- “We think engineering students looked at the long distance telephone network as a challenge to their intelligence; tiative. Communities partici- they came up with this gad- By Los Zaeheis IOWA CITY - The city of Winnipeg, province of Manitoba Canada's traveling ambassadors for the Fine Arts, danced its estatic way througli the second of a pair of presentations Saturday night at Handier auditorium. Clearly, the Royal Winnipeg aet by Norbert Vesak. This is a music and dance setting of a story of an American Indian girl who migrates from her home environs to the big city. The story of the destruction of her soul and body is an interpretation this writer shall never stone in contemporary American ballet. Final number was the popular farce of “Variations on Strike Np the Band”. This is always an amusing routine, but it does seem to me rather deplorable that a ballet corps with the class and ability of the Winnipeg should spend time on a pating in the program compete with other Iowa communities in their population-size category I for cash awards provided by donations from sponsoring Iowa 1 utilities. The meetings include Ville, March 12. 8 p.m., Postville city hall; Cedar Rapids, March 20, 7:30. Lobby of Joint County School building. get, the little blac k box, to cut into the toll circuit without the telephone company knowing it,” Wilson rationalized. “Then,” he added, “some of the phone freaks picked it up Post- and tied up lines all over the country, even the world, so other people’s calls were backed up.” The next development, Wil- Advrlitqmtnl V.rttiarrr,. J singee-dancee companies local PTA meeting. for forget. The dancing of the title Ii brittle    ilMlinn n'f    rcde bv    Ana    Maria de Gorriz,    I"**.** annulli ajfcnu Ballet verities its reputation of    J    n    ...    ,    burlesque that could    easily have being one of the finest young    visually    well    suited foi thepurt.    keen polished off by    high school to was sympathetic and intel ligent. The support of her (the cavalier. Anthony Williams, a muscular giant of a man was indeed eye-popping. Together they executed routines that may be termed as simply spectacular, involving .*    .    .    j    I    Hurctllcan feats of strength and worthy works of music,uns and ■    (    ,e    m,    A(|*, choreographers who mighty r[(ecUve tcl„n„ o( *orv was a sound track involving the voice of a sympathetic but duty bound magistrate, the pleadings full-sized ballet companies come to the attention of American audiences. Both Friday and Saturday night’s repertoire was heavily weighted on the contemporary side. This writer finds it an admirable formula, providing a means of exposure for the otherwise be unjustifiably kept under wraps. Pit Work Relieves Tormenting’ Rectal Pain And Itch, Helps Shrink Swelling Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues ... Due to inflammation. Gives prompt, temporary relief from such burning itch and pain in many cases. She (triter Sajiiite (fsmzrttr Established In 11*3 by Th* Go/ette Co. and published daily and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. Sr, Ceda “ 52406 Second Closs Cedar Rapids, Iowa. jar Rapids, Iowa Postage paid at Subscription rates by carrier IS cents Night edition and ?week. By mall ur»doy6 Issues year „ ______ 12.25 a month, *24 a Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 nth, 425 a year. Other Both nights opened with the of the girl’s father, folk ballad ssues S2 50 a month, 425 a year states ond U S territories 440 a year No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu slvely to the use tor republication of oft the local news printed in this newspaper os well as all AP news dispatches. The burning itch and pain caused by infection and inflammation iii hemorrhoidal tissues can cause much suffering. Hut there is an exclusive formulation that in many cases gives prompt relief for hours from this itch and pain so that the sufferer is more comfortable again. It also actually helps shrink swelling of hemorrhoidal tissues caused by inflammation and infection. Tests by doctors on hundreds of patients in New York City, Washington, IVO. and at a Midwest Medical Center reported similar successful results in many cases. This is the same medication you can buy at any drug counter under Hie name Preparation ll*. Preparation H also lubricates to protect the inflamed surface area and it doesn't sting or smart. In fact, it has very soothing qualities which make it especially helpful during the night when itching becomes more intense. There’s no other formula like Preparation ll. In ointment or suppository form. “Grand Pas Espagnol”, which, despite its title is a contemporary pas de six. Devoted to a reflection of 19th Century Bus* sian-Spanish style, the music by Moszkowski in highly listen-able 6-8 meter played by an excellent pit work provided a pleasant divertissement for the trio of dancing couples. Botii performances also followed up with the sole classic work of Hie programs . . . “Le Corsairs” dating back to 1856 in its original form. The presentation was limited to the pas de deux from the larger 3-act work. It was danced by Kimberly Graves and William Starlet on Saturday night, the latter being an excellent fill-in choice as cavalier, 'rho music was not the original composed by Adam, but an updated version by Drigo, more suitable for the choreography by Alexander Gorsky. Far anil away the outstanding presentation was the cub-temporarv “Ecstasy of Rita Joe ”, ii pa» d Mi lton in one singing by Ann Mortifee inters-, persed with some vocalise. 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