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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Mar. 1974 Glimmer of Life in State Land Use Policy Bill Defeated in House, but Reconsideration Slatec By William Eberline DBS MOINES (AP) A bill aimed mainly at protecting Iowa's good farmland from de- velopers' bulldozers has been defeated in the Iowa house. floor manager of (I bill, said it would give Iowa on of the best land use laws in th nation. The BUI The bill would expand present state th Rep. Dale Cochran (D-Kagle Grove) said Friday he is con fident it ultimately will pass. The house toiled into the night over the controversial measure to establish a state land use policy Thursday, and 21 members were absent when the vote was taken at p.m. Cochran said he is sure enough of the absentees favor the legislation to pass it when it comes up again. There was speculation that some had to leave before the debate ended because they had commitments to attend the state basketball tournament with constituents. Strong Attack Supporters of the bill said a state land use policy is needed because Iowa's prize agricul- tural land is being gobbled up for factories-, housing develop- and Ian five "but it is intended to stop the ments, highways and airports. But it came under strong at- tack from legislators who said would hamper city growt create a bureaucratic nigh mare and cost far too muc money Much of the debate centered on efforts of urban legislators to gain more representation for then; constituents on the state and county land use poli- cy commissions which the bill would create. Rep. Dennis 'Butler (R-Counci Bluffs) said land use planning in Iowa is long overdue and needs to be implemented withou delay so that Iowa .land can .be conserved for future genera- tions. "Think of this bill as a chas- tity belt for Mother he urged. "Ultimate Rape" But Rep., Jean Kiser (R of soil use. It would add members appointed by the ernor to the present eight member soil conservation com mittee to form a new land us policy commission. It also would set up a county and use policy commission U each county. The state department would develop broad land use guide- lines, and each county and special administrative district would be required to formu- late a local land use policy within those guidelines by 1977. The legislature would then enact a statewide policy into law. "This bill is not intended to stop Cochran said, haphazard and unplanned con- version of land to irreversil urban uses. "One of the qusstions many you have asked is what i joing to cost. But let me as what is it going to cost if we p so much land under concre that we can't feed our peopli Land is a resource that is vit to us all." "Bureaucratic Nonsense" But Rep. Richard Byerly (D Ankeny) charged the bill "strewn with bureaucratic no. sense" and instead of movin toward realistic land use plan rung will serve only as "a be nanza for consulting firms. Th state and every county is goin o have to hire a consultant." Rep. LaVern Harvey (R Davenport) was one of thosf Pianist Ursula Oppens School Aid Delay Gets Senate Nod DES MOINES (AP) The senate has reversed itself and passed a bill that would delay full implementation of the state school foundation plan. The bill had lost earlier Thursday due to a lack of a con- stitutional majority when it re- ceived only 24 affirmative votes Riley Sen. Tom }me-W'mning Pianhf To Appear at Iowa U. Davenport) said it was .instead "the ultimate rape of the big cities." She said it would allow countj zoning commissions to keep cities from annexing land need ed for growth and tell .them "where to put our sanitary land- fills, where to.locate our streets when w.e can put in sewers anc where we have to put them." At the same time, she said, it would Impose strict zoning regulations on cities while ex- empting farm property from zoning. Rep. Dale Cochran (D-Eagle Probation Granted in Breakin Case at Tama TOLEDO Dennis R. Reiten- baugh, 21, Marchalltown, who pled guilty Jan.. 9 in Tama county district court to breaking and entering, Wednesday was .sentenced to 10 years in the men's reformatory at Anamosa. He was granted probation by Judge Louis Schultz and was paroled to the Sixth Judicial District Community Court Ser- vices for two years. Judge Schultz, in grantin Reitenbaugh probation, told him he is getting another chanc which he does not deserve Judge Schultz took into consid eration Reitenbaugh's imma turity and young age, his r< sponsibility to his wife an child, and the recommendation of his attorney and Tarn County Ally. Jared 0. Bauch. :oncerned about the cost. He oi ered an amendment to appro mate million to implemen and use, a figure he admittec e "pulled out of the air." "I don't know'what this is going to cost and nobody else knows Harvey said, "but I think it will be at least that much." His amendment was defeated, however, 64-18, after Cochran said the legisla- ture will bring up another bill to provide the money. Butler and Rep. Joan Lipsky (R-Cedar Rapids) tried repeat- edly to write hi a provision that all or a majority of the five new state commission members be from cities over but they were voted down. Rep. Brice Oakley (R-Clinton) said Farm Bureau fears about he "tiger being built at state evel to control land use has led o this administrative monster. The lobbying that must have 'one on about this bill must lave made SF531 (a bill to es- ablish collective bargaining for public employes) look like high school student council." IOWA CITY Ursu ppens, first-prize winner in tl 1969 Busoni International Plan Competition in Italy, wi present a concert at the Unive sity of Iowa Tuesday. The p.m. program in Hancher aud torium is the third event in thi season's Young Concert Artist Series program. Miss Oppens will also presen discussions, mini-recitals am master classes during her resi dency at the U. of I. Sundaj through Wednesday. For her Hancher auditorium program, Miss Oppens wil iresent Beethoven's "Fifteen Variations and Fugue hi E-Fla Major, Opus 35 (the 'Eroica "Valses Nobles el entimentales" by Ravel Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano nd Electronic Sounds" by Davi- ovsky and Chopin's "Sonata in Minor, Opus 58." No tickets will be required for drnission to the free program.- Miss Oppens has presented ecitals in Italy, London, Berlin, Munich and Amsterdam, and in )70 presented a.concert tour of entral America. She was guest arpsichord soloist at the 1973 spen Festival in Elliott Carter's "Concerto for Piano and Harpsichord." She is a graduate of Radcliffe college and a student of Rosina Lhevinne at the Juilliard school of music. On Sunday and Monday eve- nings at 7 p.m. Miss Oppens will present informal discussions and mini-recitals in Hillcrest lenter Lounge. On Monday, she will conduct master classes for several students from City and West high schools, Iowa City. Wednesday at p.m.' she 'ill present a lecture-demon- stration at Hancher Auditorium, or which admission is also free. to 23 no votes. But after a Republican party caucus, Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids) switched his position and moved to re- consider the bill. Riley had vigorously opposed the measure, but he was the only Republican to vote against t. When Sen. William Palmer (D-Des Moines) asked him'why he had moved to reconsider, Riley replied, "So that the bill can be passed." Goes To House The bill, which passed 27-22 along straight party lines, now goes back to the house for ac- tion on the amendments. The measure was designed to make corrections in the act passed by the legislature two years ago to place cities and counties on a fiscal year rather organization's lobbyist filled his February disclosure report in- dicating he spent) on din- ner and refreshments for Glenn and his wife. "Members of the general as- sembly are prohibited by law from accepting any gift in the form of entertainment or hospi- tality, directly or indirectly, having a value of or Glenn said. Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature Thursday: Passed by Senate HF1028, To make changes in the act placing cities and coun- ties on a fiscal year. 27-22. To house for action on amend- ments. Inlrodueefl in Senate SF1321, To provide for repar- ations to viclims o( criminally injurious conduct. Doderer. Clark Hits U.S. Role in SE Asia She will also meet with U. of I. tudents for lunch and dinner at everal dormitories during her esidence. than a calendar year. An -amendment passed by the senate 27-22 along party lines would delay the 1976 state increase in the school aid plan. -The plan, which began in 1970, is designed to add 1 percent in school aid annually until the state pays 80 percent of the cost of elementary and secondary education in 1980. Fiscal Trouble? Sen. Roger Shaff .R. Bond Posted by Murder Suspect TOLEDO L, With 'the posting of a corporate surety bond Wednesday, Ellsworth Youngbear, 25, Mesquakie Indi- an settlement, who is charged with murder, was.released from custody. He has been in the Marshall county jail since his arrest Feb. 23. Youngbear's bond was origi- nally set at Last week, at the request of his attorney in Tarna county district court, Judge Percussion Ensembles IOWA CITY A concert of ontemporary percussion music 'ill be presented at the Univer- ty of Iowa Saturday afternoon, hpmas associate pro- ssor and percussion in le-Echopl.of music, will condict ne ensemble, and Don Keipp, Taduate assistant from Colfax, ill conduct the second ensem- e. The program is at 2 p.m. hi app Recital hall. "te chairman of the means com- Eight Charged fsr Copper Wire Theft VINTON Benton County leriff Kenneth Popenhagen is reported that six juveniles nd Michael Ray Nichols, 18, d Terry Wilhelmi, 20, all of tkins, have been charged with rceny in connection with the eft of some 340 pounds of cop- r wire. The wire, Popenhagen said, eluded about 170 pounds stolen om the Atkins Telephone Co., d another 170 pounds of scrap Also taken along with the wire were a number of batteries and farm machinery and equipment. All the stolen items were alle- gedly sold to junk dealers. Wilhelmi is scheduled to ap- pear in Atkins magistrate court April 3. The juveniles have been turned over to juvenile officer Harold Houser. uuiu. UWILllli, Llld mittee, said so many tax relief percent of and appropriation bills -are be- fore the legislature this year that the state could be in fiscal trouble by 1977. He said the measure would eventually give full property tax would delay it one year. Shaff said that if the legisla- ture holds down spending this year and the state's economy remains strong, the legislature could undo the action next year Refund Sen. Gene Glenn (D-Ottutnwa) has sent the Iowa Bankers Assn. _ Louis Schultz ordered that1 he be released if he posted 10 percent or cash of the amount. On Wednesday, Judge Schultz changed the order to 10 percent of or surety bond instead of cash, to be approved county clerk court. by the Tama of the district Wisconsin Surety Co. appeal's on the bond guaran- teeing Youngbear's bond. Youngbear is charged with the shooting of Vincent Lasley, 19, Indian settlement, at a party in a home on the settlement early in the morning of Feb. 23. He pled innocent to the murder charge Wednesday and his jury trial was scheduled for May 13. Looking for more storage a check for ?6.65 said, they spent too much with a want-ad money trying to lobby him. Glenn, in a letter accompany- ing the check, told the associa- tion Thursday that he noted the WASHINGTON Sen. Clark warning "we are playii a dangerous and cxpciisi waiting game." called for comprehensive rc-asscssmcn of our involvement in Southea Asia. "More than a year has passe since the signing of the Par treaty, yet the reports fro Vietnam by American civilian reporters, congressmen, ar military personnel lead to 11 conclusion that the only tri withdrawal has been the will drawal of combat th Iowa Democrat told the scnal armed services committee. 'The American money American equipment an perhaps, at times, the America direction still h added. Clark noted occasional reporl Ihat U.S. liaison officers giv iactical and strategic advice t :he South Vietnamese military. "Depending on the definitio of 'military' and 'advisers, these contacts may at least oc casionally violate the Part Cark said. Despite the treaty's intent d end all military involvement we are giving South Vietnan billion in military aid thii year, Clark said. What's more he said, the Pentagon has askec congress for a supplemental in- crease of billion. "It has been estimated that when aid to Cambodia is in- Clark said, the total is billion for fiscal year 1974 with a projected increase of billion in fiscal year 1975. "In fact, we still are spending :hree times as much for mili- tary aid to South Vietnam and Cambodia as for economic aid." Clark asked what this says about the intentions of our country. Possibly the most frightening aspect of our role is the part played in the expansion and development .of Vietnam's na- tional security police, Clark He conceded1 we have ended assistance to the National Po- lice and to the Vietnamese Cpr- ections System. he continued, "under the now classifications of 'pub- lic 'public administra- and 'technical million is being spent for police computer training, direct police training, police telecom- munications, public safety, na- tional police support and correc- tions system support. he went on, "ex- haustive senate committee hearings, testimony of U.S. in- vestigative teams, former U.S. intelligence personnel, former prisoners, Quaker medical staff, and Vietnamese political reform groups all have documented in- cidents of torture and depriva- tion of civil rights in Vietnam- ese prisons and police stations." Sen. Doderer Asks Re-election In 37th District IOWA CITY-Stale Sen. 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