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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Mar. 22, 1974 Glimmer of Life in State Land Use Policy Bill Defeated in House, but Reconsideration Slated By William Eberlinc DES MOINES (AP) - A bill aimed mainly at protecting Iowa’s good farmland from developers’ bulldozers has been defeated in the Iowa house. It remains alive under a motion to reconsider, however, anc Rep. Dale Cochran (D-Eaglc Grove) said Friday he is confident 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 8:10 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 Grove), floor manager of the bill, said it would give Iowa one of the best land use laws in the nation. The Bill The bill would expand the present state department of soi conservation into a department of soil conservation and land use. It would add five new members appointed by the governor to the present eight member soil conservation committee to form a new land use policy commission. It also would set up a county land use policy commission to each county. The state department would develop broad land use guidelines, and each county and special administrative district would be required to formulate 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 progress.” Cochran said, ‘but it is intended to stop the Pianist Ursula Oppens Prize-Winning Pianist To Appear at Iowa U. state land use policy is needed haphazard and unplanned con-because Iowa’s prize agricul- version of land to irreversible tural land is being gobbled up urban uses, for factories, housing develop- “One of the questions many of ments, highways and airports. you have asked is what it’s But it came under strong at- going to cost. But let me ask. tack from legislators who said it what is it going to cost if we put would hamper city growth, so much land under concrete create a bureaucratic night- that we can’t feed our people? mare and cost far too much Land is a resource that is vital money. Much of the debate centered on efforts of urban legislators to gain more representation for their constituents on the state and county land use policy commissions which the bill would create. to us all.” “Bureaucratic Nonsense” But Rep. Richard Byerlv (D-Ankeny) charged the bill is “strewn with bureaucratic nonsense” and instead of moving toward realistic land use plan ning will serve only as “a bo- ..     /T> „ nanza for consulting firms. The Rep Dennis Buller (R-Council Me and e countv js j Bluffs) said land use planning in , 0 haye , 0 hjrc a consultant ?, Iowa is long overdue and needs R LaV(?rn „     R . without to be implemented wmwui. Davenport) was one of those delay so that Iowa land can c concerne( j a b ou t the cost. He of ter future genera- conserved tions. “Think of this bill as a clus tered an    amendment to appropriate $5    million to implement . ., .    ....    „    „    .    land use,    a figure he admitted lily belt for Mother Earth,” he hc .. ||e(j ou , J, (he ajr „ urged. “Ultimate Rape’’ But Rep. Jean Kiser (R-Davenport) said it was instead “the ultimate rape of the big cities.” She said it would allow county zoning commissions to keep cities from annexing land needed for growth and tell them “where to put our sanitary landfills, where to locate our streets, “I don't know what this is going to cost and nobody else knows either,” Harvey said, “but I think it will be at least that much.” His amendment was defeated, however, 64-18, after Cochran said the legislature will bring up another bill to provide the money. Butler and Rep. Joan Lipsky (R-Cedar Rapids) tried repeatedly to write in a provision that 10 VV A CITY - Ursula Oppens, first-prize winner in the 1969 Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy, will present a concert at the University of Iowa Tuesday. The 8 p.m. program in Hancher auditorium is the third event in this season’s Young Concert Artists Series program. Miss Oppens will also present discussions, mini-recitals and master classes during her residency at the U. of I. Sunday through Wednesday. For her Hancher auditorium program, Miss Oppens will present Beethoven’s “Fifteen Variations and Fugue in E-Flat Major, Opus 35 (the ‘Eroica’ Variations),” “Valses Nobles et Sentimentales” by Ravel, “Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sounds” by Davi-dovsky and Chopin’s “Sonata in B Minor, Opus 58.” No tickets will be required for admission to the free program. Miss Oppens has presented recitals in Italy, London, Berlin, Munich and Amsterdam, and in 1970 presented a concert tour of Central America. She was guest harpsichord soloist at the 1973 Aspen 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 evenings at 7 p.m. Miss Oppens will present informal discussions and mini-recitals in Hillcrest Center Lounge. On Monday, she will conduct master classes for several students from City and West high schools, Iowa City. Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. she will present a lecture-demon-stration at Hancher Auditorium, for which admission is also free. She will also meet with U. of I. students for lunch and dinner at several dormitories during her residence. when we can put in sewers and all or a majority of the five new where we have to put them.” At the same time, she said, it would impose strict zoning regulations on cities while exempting farm property from zoning. ! state commission members be Percussion Ensembles IOWA CITY — A concert of contemporary percussion music will be presented at the University of Iowa Saturday afternoon. Thomas L. Davis, associate professor and head of percussion in the school of music, will condict one ensemble, and Don Keipp, graduate assistant from Colfax, will conduct the second ensemble. The program is at 2 p.m. in Clapp Recital hall. 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 constitutional majority when it received only 24 affirmative votes to 23 no votes. But after a Republican party caucus, Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids) switched his position and moved to reconsider the bill. Riley had vigorously opposed the measure, but he was the only Republican to vote against it. 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 action 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 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 I percent in school aid annually until the state pays 80 percent of the cost of elementary and secondary education in 1980. Riley Sen. Tom organization’s lobbyist filled his February disclosure report indicating he spent $31.64 on dinner and refreshments for Glenn and his wife. “Members of the general assembly are prohibited by law from accepting any gift in the form of entertainment or hospitality, directly or indirectly, having a value of $25 or more,” Glenn said. * * * Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature Thursday: Passed by Senate IIF1028, To make changes in the aet placing cities and counties on a fiscal year. 27-22. To house for action on amendments. Introduced in Senate SF 1321, To provide for reparations to victims of criminally injurious conduct. Doderer. Fiscal Trouble? Sen. Roger Shaff (R-Camanche), chairman of the senate ways and means committee, said so many tax relief and appropriation bills are before the legislature this year that the state could be in fiscal trouble by 1977. He said the measure would eventually give full property tax relief, but would delay it one year. Bond Posted by Murder Suspect TOLEDO i— With the posting of a $5,000 corporate surety bond Wednesday, Ellsworth Youngbear, 25, Mesquakie Indian 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 originally set at $50,000. Last week, at the request of his attorney in Tama county district court. Judge Louis Schultz ordered that he be released if he posted IO percent or $5,000 cash of the amount. On Wednesday, Judge Schultz changed the order to IO percent of $50,000 or $5,000 surety bond instead of cash, to be approved by the Tama county clerk of the district Clark Hits U.S. Role in SE Asia WASHINGTON - Sen Dick Clark warning “we are playing a dangerous and expensive waiting game,” called for “a comprehensive re-assessment of our involvement in Southeast Asia. “More than a year has passed since the signing of the Paris treaty, yet the reports from Vietnam by American civilians, reporters, congressmen, and military personnel lead to the conclusion that the only true withdrawal has been the withdrawal of combat troops." the Iowa Democrat told the senate armed services committee. “The American money, the American equipment — and perhaps, at times, the American direction still remain,” he added. Clark noted occasional reports that U.S. liaison officers give tactical and strategic advice to the South Vietnamese military. “Depending on the definition of ‘military’ and ‘advisers,’ these contacts may at least occasionally violate the Paris agreements,” Cark said. Despite the treaty’s intent to end all military involvement, we are giving South Vietnam $1,126 billion in military aid this year, Clark said. What’s more. he said, the Pentagon has asked congress for a supplemental increase of $1.45 billion. “It has been estimated that when aid to Cambodia is included,” Clark said, the total is $2.3 billion for fiscal year 1974 with a projected increase of $2.7 billion in fiscal year 1975. “In fact, we still are spending three times as much for military 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 national security police, Clark He conceded we have ended “Hut,” he continued, “under the new classifications of 'pul>-lic works,’ ‘public administration,’ and ‘technical support,’ $15.2 million is being spent for police computer training, direct police training, police telecom munieations, public safety, national police support and corrections system support. “Moreover,” he went on, “exit a u s t i v e senate committee hearings, testimony of U.S. investigative teams, former U.S. intelligence personnel, former prisoners, Quaker medical staff, and Vietnamese political reform groups all have documented incidents of torture and deprivation of civil rights in Vietnamese prisons and police stations.” court. Wisconsin Surety Co. appears    assistance    to    the    National    Po- on the bond as surety, guaran-    lice and    to the    Vietnamese    Cor- teeing Youngbear’s bond.    ections System. Shaff    said    that    if    the    legisla-    ,. Yo “ ng ? ear ^ charged with    said. lure    holds    down    spending    this     h * sh ° olmf \° f V,n “ nt Lasley ’ year and the state’s economy     svm f nt '     at    f    P art >’ •'in a nnmo nn i hr*    f Sen. Doderer Asks Re-election In 37+h District- IOWA CITY — State Sen. Min-nette Doderer (D-IowaCity) an nounced Friday she will be a candidate for re-election on the Sen. Minneffe Doderer Democratic ticket from the 37th district. Sen. Doderer, 50, was elected to the Iowa house at a special election to serve in the 1961 special session on reapportionment. She was re-elected to full terms in the house at the 1964 and 1966 elections. In 1968 she was elected to the state senate where she has served since. Sen. Doderer is ranking Democratic member on the senate higher education committee and vice-chairman of the senate ethics committee. Her 37th district, all in Johnson county, contains the municipalities of Iowa City, Coralville, University Heights and Hills. Eight Charged for Copper Wire Theft VINTON — Benton County, Also taken along with the wire. Sheriff Kenneth Popenhagen were a number of batteries and ■ from cities over 10.000, but they has reported that six juveniles farm machinery and equipment. were voted down.    and Michael Ray Nichols. 18. All the stolen items were alle- Rep. Brice Oakley I R-Clinton >  an( j Terry Wilhelmi, 20, all of gedly sold to junk dealers. said Farm Bureau fears about Atkins, have been charged with Wilhelmi is scheduled to ap- the tiger being built at state i arceny j n connection with the pe ar j n Atkins magistrate court level to control land use has led theft of m mund( . nf ro _ ln mKIns ma 8‘ slral e court Rep. Dale Cochran (D-Eagle to this administrative monster, per w ire    April 3. The juveniles have been | The wire, Popenhagen said,I ^ urne< ^ ovcr 1° juvenile officer! included about 170 pounds stolen Harold Houser. 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. remains strong, the legislature could undo the action next year. * * * Refund Sen. Gene Glenn (D-Ottumwa) has sent the Iowa Bankers Assn. I Looking for a check for $6.65 because, he space? Sell your 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 more storage don’t needs RENT A NEW PIANO $1 floe Only BU All Rent Will Apply lf You Decide To Buy! 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