Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 4, 1974, Page 9

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Confrontation Looms In House on DOT Bill By Frank Nye DES MOINES It the Iowa house over completes action on the public employes bargaining bill, Its next big confrontation may come on the senate ap- proved department transpor- tation (DOT) measure. This is the bill that Gov. Rob- ert Ray wants perhaps more than any other this session. It brings together, as passed by Ilio senate, all the various agen- cies and departments that have anything to do with transpor- tation. From the way things look al 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 Republi- can Leader Edgar Holden (R- Davenport) are looking for a way to combine the Office of S n c r g y Management (OEM) also proposed by Ray, Into the DOT bill. Hay asked the legislature to set up an OEM on a temporary basis during (lie 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.- Varloy said when you're talking about putting money into transit systems It doesn't make much sense not to bring OEM and DOT together in one bill. Holden, who has been against DOT from the beginning, thinks use of the OEM proposal would give him and other DOT oppo- nents a bridge to come over to the governor's side. Andrew Varley lloiden pointed out that much f the common effort and re- ponsibilitics of proposed DOT iml OEM boards relate to en- rgy. Viable Plan "If we can come up with a vl- iblc plan to keep these offices n one bill it might get the votes o pass the Holden said If we can't, we haven't dis- urbcd the transportation sys em we have now." DOT proponents see in the lolden plan another effort to orestall implementation of a DOT, which didn't make it pas he house in 1973. They are de ermined to see that it is jassed by the house this time. Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Norpel Seeks Recognition For the First Governor DES MOINES State Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bellevue) would like to have Old Capitol at Iowa City renamed [or 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 Universi- ty of Iowa campus, once it is restored to its days as the stale's first Capitol, for Briggs, a Democrat who served from 1846 to 1850. i 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 appropri- ation subcommittee considering a request from the Old Capitol Restoration Committee for Either Way senate ways-means committee was 1 considering a bill to change the assessed was considering a bill to change the assessed valuation figure of 27 percent of actual value to 100 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 of- ficials or for the observed Sen. Ralph Potter (R- "and that isn't a hard decision to make." Big Loss in Farm Blaze Near Vinton VINTON A combination machine shed-workshop and all contents were lost in u The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mar., 4, 1974 Truck Bill Veto 400 Drivers Strike By Gordon Hanson (some 200 protesting truckers re-i "The only thing lo hope for is DES MOINES (AP) An w fused to drive, Kirschbaum ecognition from the federal morning fire on the nicbardj Lyons farm. Firemen said straw in the building was ignited by children who were playing with a magni- fying glass. A pickup truck, tractor and1 other machinery, tools, feed, bales of hay and straw and an antique cider press were among items destroyed. There was no immediate es- timate of the loss, which was in- sured. No one was injured. Firemen were called to the blaze at a.m. fey m sajd fiy Weekend Road Accidents Take Two Iowa Lives By The Associated Press Two lowans died over the weekend on the state's high- ways. Bruce Anderson, 17, Forest City, died Saturday when the car he was driving ran off high- way 69 about five miles north of Forest City. Authorities said a passenger Ihe car, Michael Hoist, 18, Forest City, suffered minor in- juries. Gerald Fisher, 45, Forl Dodge, was killed and three other persons were injured in a two-car crash on highway about four miles west of For Dodge. Injured in the accident Satur day were Fisher's wife, .Bar bara; the driver, of the secom car, Dianne Heath, 17, Farh hamville, and a passenger in the Heath auto, Elaine. Jorgen son, 18, Farnhamville. Winnipeg Ballet Donees Its Way into Iowa Hearts By Les Zacheis IOWA CITY The city of Winnipeg, province of Manitoba Canada's traveling ambas- sadors for the. Fine Arts, danced Its estatic Way through the second of a pair of pres- entations Saturday night at Handier auditorium. Clearly, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet verifies -its reputation, of being one of the finest yoUng full-sized ballet companies to come to the attention of Amer- ican audiences. coin Friday and Saturday night's repert- oire was heavily weighted on the contemporary side. This writer finds it an admir- able formula, providing a means of exposure for the worthy works of musicians and choreographers who might otherwise be unjustifiably kept under wraps. Pit Work Both nights opened with the "Grand Pas which, despite its title is a contem- porary pas de six. Devoted to a reflection of 19lh Century Rus- sian-Spanish style, Ihe music by Moszkowski in highly listen- able 6-8 meter played by an ex- cellent pit work provided a pleasant divertissement for the trio of dancing couples. Both performances also fol- lowed up.with the sole classic work of tho programs "Lo Corsaire" dating back to 1866 in ils original form. The presentation was limited lo Ihe pas de deux from tho larger 3- act work. It was danced by Kimbcrly Graves and William Starret on Saturday night, the latter being an excellent fill-in choice as cavnller. the music was not the original composed by Adam, but updated version by Drlgo, more sUilnble for the chorcogriiphy by Alex- ander Gorsky. Far and mvny the outstand- ing presentation was the con- temporary "Hcslnsy of Kiln a pus d'lidloli in one act 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 inter- pretation this Writer shall never forget. The dancing of the title role by Ana Maria de Gorriz, visually well suited for the part, was sympathetic and intel- ligent. The her 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 Hurculean feats of strength 'and Unbelievable agility. Adding to the effective telling of the story was a sound track involving the voice of a sympathetic bul duty bound magistrate, the pleadings of the girl's fathcj, folk ballad singing by Ann Mortifee inters- persed with some vocalise. Rural Scenes Visually it was also aided by a moving diffused panorama of rural scenes alternating w'" the harsh and crass neons of the city as the stage movement dictated. Profound, gripping, awesome, and starkly brutal, "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe" was all of these things. It is a mile- stone in contemporary Arner- can ballet. Final number was the popular farce of. "Variations on strike Np the This is al- Vays an amusing routine, but il loes seem to me rather deplor- able that a ballet corps with the class and ability .of the" Win- nipeg should spend time on a lUrlesque that could easily have ieen polished off by high school Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and Jewelry Specializing In Diamond Remounting and Diamond Approliols 31 2 THIRD AVENUE SE Meetings on Betterment of Cities Slated DES MOINES Regional meetings for the 1974 Iowa Com- munity Betterment Program mil be conducted in March by ic Stale Office for Planning ;nd Programming with Ihe as- islance of the Iowa Slate uni- extension service. Norm Riggs, program direc- or, said that 13 meetings will ic held throughout the state, commencing March 4 and end- ng March 26. Riggs stressed hat all Iowa citizens are invitee o attend. Gov. Robert Ray, who initiat- ed the program in 1970, has sent Dersonal invitations to all Iowa nayors encouraging them to at tend one of the meetings and enroll their community in the irogram. In addition, the Offici 'or Planning and Programmini has extended invitations to al extension personnel ant lhamber of Commerce manag ers. The Iowa Community Belter ment Program is an action pro gram designed to encourag Iowa's cities and. towns to im prove their quality of lif through local leadership and in tiative. Communities partic paling in the program compel with other Iowa communities i their population-size calegor for cash awards provided by di nations from: sponsoring low utilities. The meetings include: Posi ville, March 12, 8 p.m., Postvill city hall; Cedar Rapids, Marc 20, Lobby of .Joint Count School building. truck drivers from central Iowa continued Monday in protest of Gov. Robert Ray's veto of the long-truck bill. The number of dissident rivers could continue to in- rcase, said Charles Kirsch- aum, secretary-treasurer and rincipal officer for Teamsters ical 147 ni Des Moines. He said Sunday night the were "upset" at Hay's clion. Refused To Drive Ray vetoed a bill Saturday ght thai would allow 65-foot, ouble bottom trucks on Iowa ighways. Several hours later singee-dancee companies he local PTA meeting. for She flMtttr Siqifts (Saw ttr In by Th; Gazette Scco'iid' pold 01 Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rotes by carrier 85 ttnl: 0 week. By trial: Night edition nnr SUnday.s Issues SJ.2S o nwnlh, s: ormiAnr QnrJ SUndi .._ accepted having Goiette carrier service. the "use to'r republlcatlori il news printed In this newspa per as well as all AP news dispatches. {jgurc had doubled. Kirschbaum said the DCS Moines local has members "with about in the motor freight division." He said, "There are about 12 other Teamsters locals through- out the but said he didn't know the size of their member- ship or whether they might stage similar walkouts. Kirschbaum said the walkout was unauthorized. Asked ttCial he thought the truckers hoped to accomplish, Kirschbaum said perhaps the federal government might in- tervene. he said. He said the federal energy of- ice "says we need to do every- iiing possible to preserve fuel, tay says 'we don't want any- wdy to come through our state, ivc want them to go around and hat way we can save our uel1." Ray, explaining his veto, said approval of the long-truck bill 'would benefit only a few lowa- lased companies." He believes hat allowing longer trucks to drive through Iowa would de- plete the slate's fuel allocation at the expense of Iowa truckers jnd would further damage state t Gives Headaches To Telephone Companies 5y Harrison Wclicr owa Dally press Assn. DES MOINES This is the story about a little black box, about the size of a small tran- sistor radio. It can be used lo by-pass the toil circuit of telephone com- panies 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 head- ache for the nation's tele- phone companies, said Wilson K. Hickerson, executive assis- tant for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. iii Iowa. The telephone companies are behind legislation to make it a crime to manufacture, sell or possess one of these lit- tle black boxes. A bill, approved by the house commerce committee, provides a penalty upon conviction. "We think engineering stu- dents looked at the long dis- tance telephone network as a challenge to their intelligence; they came up with this gad- get, the little black box, to cut into the toll circuit without the telephone company knowing Wilson rationalized. he added, "some of the phone freaks picked it up and tied up lines all over the country, even the world, so other .people's calls were backed up." The next development, Wil- son said, was for someone to manufacture and sell the little black boxes. He estimates the price range might be any- where from lo for one of the gadgets. Wilson acknowledges that the black boxes do exist in Iowa, but he believes on a very limited basis. The problem is not peculiar to Iowa, he added. Many of the states surrounding Iowa already have enacted legisla- tion similar to that being pro- posed by Rep. Ed Holden (R- .AdvMlis.rn.nl Relieves Tormenting Rectal Pain And Itch, Helps Shrink Swelling Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues Due to inflammation. 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The measure would have in creased the legal length of twin trailer trucks from 60 to 65 feet. Kirschbaum said the pro- testing drivers are indepen- dent owner operators of trucks hauling freight varying from groceries to machinery. He said the shutdown could onlinuc until the drivers arc asked to return to work. Kirschbaum charged that Ray's veto was politically mo- ivated to assure support In his bid. But Ray said the charge is 'an easy thing for anyone to say, any time they don't like vhat a person in public or polit- ical life does." "It would have been easier for me to just sign the bill. But I ook upon my job as one repre- senting the interests of my state, and it is not always to the jcnefit of special interests." The point, Ray said, is not 'just how helpful (he bill could je to our trucking industry. It's what it does when you just liter- ally open up our highways to trucks." 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