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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rpplds Gazette: MOD., 4, 1974 At Delhi Recreation Assn. Forms Corporation To Buy_Dam By Mary Helle DELHI The long, drawn out struggle since June of 1972 by Lake Delhi property owners who opposed the sale of the hydro-electric dam at Delhi by Interstate Power Co. to the Schiltz brothers of Du- buque, may be nearing an end. A corporation was formed at a meeting Sunday after- noon to buy the dam and as- sociated rights. R. L. Donohue of West Union, head of the Delhi Rec- reation Assn., disclosed the latest turn of events to a packed crowd of over 400 peo- ple present at the meeting in the Maquoketa Valley school auditorium at Delhi. Sale Offered "LaVerne Schiltz called Ar- chie Cooey at the marina sev- eral weeks ago and said he was interested in selling the dam rights to the Donohue said. Schiltz cited three reasons for the sudden change: 1. His age. 2. He didn't want to be in- volved in any more con- troversy. 3. The death of his brother, Jack Schiltz. After meeting with the Delhi Recreation Assn. board, the Cooeys decided to pay a cer- tain amount of money down and pick up a written option on the dam that expires May 1. "But the Cooeys are not in- terested in owning the dam for financial said Donohue. "And the problem is now dropped back in your laps." He then outlined a plan to buy the dam by forming a corporation to hold title to the property which consists of about 531 acres under water and three acres near the dam. Sell Shares The new corporation "Delhi Recreation Assn., would be financed by the sale of shares in the company at apiece to property owners. "Each stockholder would only be entitled to one vote no matter how many shares of stock he explained Donohue. "There wouldn't be any de- cided advantage to owning several shares of Don- ohue said, "but many people were going to (buy shares) because they love this area." Board members hope to raise at least by sub- The Wages of Spin Is... WireDlwto Robby Sams Wore a worried look as Des Moines firemen sawed away at the automatic washer tub Where the ,17-month-old boy managed to get himself stuck Friday. Previously, Robby thought it was great fun to jdimb into the machine and spin himself about, jiis mother, Mrs. Robert Sams, explained. But this time he got his leg If things keep up, Robby and the rescue squad will be on a first-name basis. Only a few weeks ago Rob- by got his hand stuck in a can, requiring exlrication via tin snips. AH Leader Jailed, Vows Hunger Protest DES MOINES (UPI) The president of the Des Moines chapter of the 'American Indian Movement arrested Sun- day night for disturbing the peace and an unpaid speeding ticket, has vowed he plans to stay in jail and start a hunger strike. Harvey Major said he would conduct a fast while in jail to protest "Indian problems on ia state and local level." A spokesman for AIM said Major plans to stay in jail until local religious leaders get "in- terested in the Indian move- ment." Patrol Warns Iowa Senator on Speeding DES MOINES state senator was one of the lowans stopped by the highway patrol over the weekend for exceeding the new 55-mile-per-hour speed limit. Sen. James Griffin (R-Council Bluffs) said the patrol slopped him and said a patrol plane had clocked him at 60 mph, but Griffin challenged that dairy- ing he had Ins cruise-a-malic set at 58 mph. The patrol issued him a warn ing he had his cruise-o-matic the 10 senators who voted against the lower speed limit bill. The spokesman charged' that the Des Moines chapter still hasn't received they said was promised them by the church leaders. Authorities said the charge of disturbing the peace was filed against Major in connection with the Indian takeover of the Grimes state office building last summer. Iowa U. Symphony Concert Scheduled IOWA CITY Stravinsky's ballet score "Petrushka" anc Brahms' "Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Opus 83" will be Unclaimed IPERS Refunds on Deposit DES MOINES (AP) Iowa itate officials are holding more ban million for more than former public employes vho have not claimed it. Officials said during the week- end that the workers held public obs from 1969 through 1971 in state, county and local govern ments, or school districts. Each worker paid 3'A percent of his salary up to a certain limit into the Iowa Public Employes Retirement System All but a few of the are presented by the University of no longer eligible for future Iowa Symphony Orchestra in its fourth concert of the season March 6. Prof. James Dixon will con- duet the orchestra in the 8 p.m. concert at Hancher auditorium Piano soloist for the Brahms concerto will be Professor John Simms. Simms, who heads the piano department in the U. of I school of music, is widely known for hia concert appear anccs and recordings and has conducted piano workshops for students and teachers through out the United States. Admission to the concert is free, with no tickets required. Reildantlal Commercial Industrial CARPET CLEANING 3 Methods Rotary Bruih Dry Foam Soil Serb furniture Upholstery Spotting Cleaning FREE ESTIMATE 377-7448 HUTCHINS JANITOR SERVICES scriptioa agreements to buy (be dam and associated rights and use Ihe remainder for maintenance costs, taxes, an operator, and upkeep of the area. Before voting on the issue, a very vocal audience had many questions that they wanted answered. The purchase price of the dam would be The Schiltz brothers paid Inter- state Power Co. when they purchased the property in 1972. Since then they have invest- ed about by installing an auxiliary generating plant at that dam and other im- provements, Donohue said. About 800 families are cabin owners on the river and about 500 people are members of the association. Who Can Buy? "You've just been talking about those directly on the river said an area res- ident. "How about those far- ther back, can they buy Board member Robert Knake, of 1031 Cheyenne road NW, Cedar Rapids, answered that the stocks were for all area property owners so that "everybody can have a say-so to keep the lake just like it is." An additional source of in- come to the corporation would be the sale of the house at the dam, estimated to be worth and attempting to clear the title to the land of the 257 property owners ad- jacent to the river that are willing to buy stock in the cor- poration. Donohue said that no more property assessments would be made but the possibility existed stock in the cor- poration might be assessed for future needs. "There might be problems with what we are Dononue said, "Wo need a dam, are we going to own it ourselves or let a private owner buy it." Loud applause came from the audience as a man stood up and said, "We might as well pay an assessment to the association instead of to Schiltz." If in the future, the federal government would require a sewer system for the area, "readjMnade facilities for such an operation are already inside the Donohue said. None Opposed After two and a half hours of discussion, members were asked to vote on "forming a corporation for the purchase of the dam." Affirmative votes numbered 143 and there were no objec- tors. Mrs. Mareheeta Cooey of Delhi, treasurer of the or- ganization, said that if enough money Was going to be raised by subscription agree- ments to buy the dam and maintain it, "everyone is going to have to help out by contacting members that were not present at the meet- ing. We are going to need your help." Jy Harrison Weber owa Dally Preu Ann. DES MOINES The number if part-time judicial magis- rates that each county is en- itled to Is being reallocated by he court administrator's office of the supreme court. There is a net change of 17 magistrates. In only three instances, how- ever, will a county lose, or gain, more than one magistrate. The number of part-time magistrates in Woodbury county is being trimmed from six to four while the number allotted to Cedar county Is being cut in halt from four to two. On the other hand, the number of magistrates in Linn county is being increased from our to six. Eight Cut Eight counties are being cut :rom two magistrates to one. They are Clarke, Crawford, 'ive counties are being reduced from three to two. They are iarrison, Plymouth, Clinton, 3remer and Dickinson. Legislative Leaders See No Money for Coal Mine DES MOINES ma- ority floor leaders of the house and senate said they believe the egislattire won't appropriate S5.5 million requested by Gov. Robert Ray to develop an ex- perimental coal mine. But they disagreed on person- al views toward the proposed Rep. Edgar R-Mount said he is opposed to it while Sen. Clifton Lamborn, (R- said he wants to see it developed. "I favor Holden said, "but I don't want the state the coal mine business." Lamborn said: "I'm for it. Just as we buy an1 experimental 'arm, it's the same'thing with this." Edgar Holden [PERS pensions, officials said. Records show the largest indi- vidual amount is more than The smallest totals little more than ?1. owans1 Tax Refunds Stand At Million DES MOINES (AP) The In- :ernal Revenue Service reports [hat the federal government al- ready has paid million in refunds to lowans who filed tax returns early this year. J. T. Rideoutte, the Des Moines district IRS'chief, during the weekend that about j 1.5 million lowans are expected] to file returns this year on money earned in 1973. The total number who already have filed is about The deadline for filing federal returns is April 15. The stale in- come tax deadline is April 30. Rideoutte said most persons who filed early marked the checkoff for political contribu- tions. Under the system, can be contributed by an individual taxpayer, and on a joint re- turn. The two made their comments Sunday on the Iowa Press seg- ment of the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network's weekly "100 Days" program of the legislature. Lamborn mentioned Ray's contention that the state's coal deposits are different than those elsewhere and that technology should be developed to take ad- vantage of Iowa's most abund- ant mineral resource. Holden, asked what he be- lieved a floor leader's obligation lo the governor's program should be, said: "I don't think we all come down here to think alike, I have a responsibility to my own caucus and what is pos- sible." Reallocation of Part-Time Judicial Magistrates Begins Adair, M u s c a t i n e Webster, Butler, and Mills, Henry. will jump from one to two in six counties Emmet, Winnebago, Dccatur, Cherokee, Marshall, and Jefferson. Five counties will have three magistrates instead of two. They arc: DCS Molncs, Boonc, Dallas, Page and Fayette. Four counties, .Warren, Story, Johnson, and Black Hawk, will each have four magistrates rather than three. Under the court reform law enacted by the 1972 legislature, the court administrator's office Is responsible for apportioning the number of part-time magis- trates under a formula which leans heavily upon case load. At the outset, the magistrates who replaced the justices' of the peace, were given one-year terms which expire on July 1, 1974. Two-Year Terms With the realignment of part- time magistrates determined, judicial appointing commissions in each county will be required to select magistrates by April 30 for two-year terms beginning this July. Part-time magistrates, Who annual salary of plus ex- penses. At a minimum every county has at lenst one part-time magistrate. However, ex- plained Jerry Bcatty, an as- sistant In Ihe court adminis- trator's office, a county with only one part-time magistrate has the option of having two part-time magistrates, but they must split the pay even- ly- Five counties, Cherokee, Ida, Wayne, Fremont, and Guthrie, presently do this. The new formula provides for minimum of 191 part-time magistrates. In addition, lowas judical system includes 83 district court The number of magistrates are paid by the state, receive an judges, 23 district associate judges (formerly municipal court judges) and seven full- time magistrates. When a vacancy occurs at the district associate judge level, they are replaced by a full-time magistrate. On July 1, 1974 the full-time magistrates will have the same jurisdiction as associate judges, power demeanors and civil actions where the amount in con- troversy does not exceed namely to have the over indictable mis- Noted Accompanist To Appear at Luther DECORAH John Wustmari, nn eminent accompanist of some of the world's renowned singers, will visit Luther college March 9 and 10 to give two master classes in accompani- ment and. to accompany a 1972 iuther graduate in recital. His visit is jointly sponsored by the Luther college music department and the Iowa NATS National Assn. of Teachers of Singing) whose annual spring melting will be held at Luther hat weekend. Wustman ;.w'ill present two master classes in the German jeder, or song, on Saturday, vtarch 9. The classes are sche- duled from noon to 2 p.m. and Torn 3 to 5 p.m. He will work with 16 selected Luther students :o show how an accompanist and an artist work together in developing a piece of music. On Sunday, March 10, WUst- m a n will accompany 1972 Luther graduate Karen Smith in recital. The recital Will begin at p.m. in Valders auditorium, and is open to the public without charge. GOP Convention Schedule Listed DES MOINES The Repub- ican State Central committee aid Friday the GOP state con- ention will be held in Des koines July 19-20. Congressional district cau- uses will be held at the conven- ion to elect district party of- icers and members to conven- ion committees on credentials, jermanent organization, rules and platform. The.convention'Will also adopt state platform and "amend or ubstilute the party's constitu- the central committee aid. It said county conventions will ie held June 14 to select state onvention delegates. The county conventions will lirect that precinct caucuses be held April 22. Lamborn Sees April 1 End for Legislature DES MOINES (AP) Senate Majority Leader Clifton Lam- Dorn says lie jelieves the legislature could wind up this year's session by April 1. Lamborn, noted for his op- timistic predictions on ending sessions early, said if the senate would start moving appropri- ations bills adjournment would be near. To back up his prediction, Lamborn bet one newsman that the session would end by April 1. Given up on that electric gul tar? Place a Classified Ad and watch it sell! YouVe Our Kind of People! Have a bicycle to sell? Then you're our kind of people! Reach more people who are in the market to buy with an inexpensive Classified Ad! Gazette Want Ads Dial 398-8234 Legion Oratorical Contest Thursday DES MOINES The thirty- seventh annual American Le- gion high school oratorical con- test will be held at the Highlanc Park American Legion building 3712 Second avenue, Des Moines, Thursday. The winners of the three area contests who will compete in the State finals are David GUnn o Newton; Martin 0. Olive o Corning; and Kirby Roelfsema of Steamboat Rock. The winner will receive a scholarship from the Nationa Organization of The American Legion, ?100 from the American Legion of Iowa, and the oppor (unity to represent the Ameri can Legion of Iowa in the Re gional 8 contest at Slilhvater Oklahoma, on April 15. says "ALL EXCLUSIVE DIAMOND OLOSS COLORS CHOICE OF ANY 1 COLOR-INCLUDING COSTLY REDS t METALLICS ANY CAR-ANY COLOR AUTO PAINTING IBS BODY FENDER REPAIR with tmy Enl Sebtib pilnt job: MHI WOPIDS lAir.tsi vuiro .100 lot Airo'd, COAIMOCOAU STILL AMERICA'S BIGGEST BARGAIN CEDAR RAPIDS DAVENPORT DES MOINES 1000 2ND AVE.S.E, 810 WEST RlVIRDIt, IMOlOCUSlir, 345.7544 324.D631 3JB.6S26 Driver Charged INDEPENDENCE Leslie T ,yness, 33, of rural Ryan faces Charge of failure to yield hal he road following the collision of his pickup and a car at the crest of a hill on a county roat southeast of Winlhrop Sunday Neither Lyness nor the .pthei driver, Mrs. Edward Doyle, 49 of rural Manchester, was hurt Damage to the two vehicles to taied U. of Iowa Symphony Begins Tour Monday IOWA CITY Six Iowa schools will be included in the annual spring tour of the Uni- versity of Iowa Symphony Band March 4-6. The tour will open with a concert March 4 at a.m. at West Branch high school and a concert that evening at 8 3.m. at Oskaloosa junior high school. On March 5 the band will per- form at Bettendorf high school at 1 p.m. and at Hempstead high school in Dubuque at 8 jun. Performances are sched- uled March 6 at DeWitt high school at 10 a.m. and Wilton high school at p.m. The. band will perform from.a oncer t repertoire of 20 numbers, including "Zodiac" "Sweet "Essay for Cyrano" and "Enigma Varia- Postville School POSTVILLE Open house will be held at the Postville high school March 12 at 8 p.m. Long-hoMing FASTEETH11 Powder. ft takes the worry out of wearing dentures. You... as a thinking person... consider: ENERGY CRISIS? ut Httlir .tint! Iliis INSTALL RUSCO SELF-STORING STEEL COMBINATION WINDOWS is, Wfly lo cul ?lccl wlndows McA Insulation anfl can actually cut your winter fuel bills by up to Call soon for a Free Estimate. 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