Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 9, 1974, Page 7

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April 09, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., April 9, 1974 Caucus Clash Over ERA Effect By Pamela Huey DES MOINES (UP1) A Drake university law professor, squaring off against the chair- person of the Iowa Women's Po- night that the proposed Equal Rights Amendment is designed to gut the heart of the American family unit. choice, and not because there would narrow our set of choices are no other options open to rather Ryman her." The proposed 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which states litical Caucus, charged Monday that "equality under the law Dr. Arthur Ryman said the cannot be denied or abridged on account of has been ra- tified by 33 states and must have the approval of 33 to be legal system must remain flexi- ble to recognize the differenl roles of men and women in soci- ety, but Assistant Atty. Gen. Roxanne Conlin said passage of the ERA would upgrade the role of women. Ryman, during a debate with Mrs. Conlin on the pros and cons of the ERA, said the "legal system has to be flexible be- cause men and women have dif; ferent roles in our society" and contended the ERA would force women into an economic role that many do not desire. Child Rearing "I feel when a woman is forced into an economic role, we get institutional child rear- ing and the nuclear family would become an exception rather than the said Ryman, "and, I think that is what' is intended by the 27th Amendment, and I think it is a mistake." Mrs. Conlin, who chairs the women's caucus, said that "on the contrary, the Equal Rights Amendment will upgrade the role of the homemaker because women will then do it out of Other Bills In Legislature DES MOINES (AP) Bills in the Iowa legislature Monday. Passed by House HF1474. To appropriate to the department of social ser- vices for the current fiscal year and for 1974-75 to increase grants for adult custodial care and other needs. 78-0. To senate. H F14 7 5. To appropriate to the state fair board for new electrical wiring at the fairgrounds. 79-0. To senate. SF434. To create a Spanish- speaking peoples study com- mission. 70-21. To governor. SF1326. To appropriate to the state historical society for mocrofilming and for a manuscripts cura- tor. 91-0. To governor. SF1327. To raise the 1974-75 appropriation for the state law library from to 366. To governor. SF1329. To give" the Iowa commission on aging a supplemental appropriation to match federal funds. 87-0. To governor. SF1332. To appropriate 000 to build instructional and dormitory buildings at '_ t h e Iowa law enforcement academy at Camp Dodge. 80-9. To gov- ernor. SF1337. To appropriate 000 additional to the depart- ment of soil "conservation for a soil and water conservation cost-sharing program and em- ployment of an engineer-tech- nician. 82-0. To governor. SF1341. To make a change in the makeup of the Iowa law enforcement academy council and prohibit state employes serving on the council from collecting per diem pay. 91-0. To governor. HF1476. To require public school districts to provide transportation for non-public school pupils and permit them to provide other auxiliary ser- vices, and appropriate mil- lion to pay the cost. 65-23. To senate. HF92. To permit persons to enter pleas of "no contest" in trial of nonindictable motor ve- hicle offenses. 80-1. To senate. HF1311. To make numerous corrections and clarifications in the Iowa employment security law. 88-2. To senate. HF1359. To provide for an- nual registration and licensing of boats !at a fee of a year on those 14 feet long or longer and S2 a year on shorter vessels. 67- 21. To senate. HF1380. To permit state agencies to fill vacancies from among the persons who score in the top 10 percent on the state merit employment examination instead of having to pick from the top three scorers. 82-4. To senate. HF1381. To eliminate the requirement for annual licens- ing of livestock feed manufac- turers and provide more uni- formity in inspection of feeds in interstate commerce. 85-0. Passed by Senate SF1297. To establish an office for prosecuting attorneys coor- dination. 49-0. To house SFW39 To permit persons with physical disabilities to use a rubber stamp as an official signature. 50-0. To house. SF1069. To .require that Sna- ]or tnedical insurance be ex- tended to an individual when he is no longer with a 'group covered by the------ 49-0. To house. The amendment, which was ratified by Iowa in 1972, has been the subject of much con- troversy and strong lobbies for and against its ratification have been organized throughout the country. Ryman contended passage of of lifestyle choices open to peo- ple. "In this country, we have sev- eral cultures and sets of rela- tionships and wide choice and latitude open to us on the one we choose, the 27th Amendment are the the ERA would limit the number mother, the 27th Amendment is said. No Control Mrs. Conlin argued at the de- bate, sponsored by the D r a k e Women's Law Caucus, that the ERA covers only governmental action and would have "no con- trol over interpersonal rela- tionships." However, Ryman said the courts could no longer assume the children "would automati- cally go with the mother in the case of a divorce." "I think the children much better off with looking alter the rights of women, but what about the chil- Mrs. Conlin said that under the provisions of the amend- ment, custody of the child would je decided on the basis of need and ability to support the chili rather than on the sex of th parent. Protective Legislation Opponents of the legislation often point to the area of protec five legislation saying the amendment will make legisla tion such as protective labor laws unconstitutional. "The whole theory behind pro tective legislation is that it is the differences in the needs of men and Ryman said. He said under the new amendment protective legisla- tion would be declared unconsti- tutional. However, Mrs. Conlin said "laws that are truly protective would be extended to men anc hose that are restrictive would be unconstitutional." And, she added, "We've had jrivileges, we'd had favors, now we want our rights." Johnson Roads May Revert Due To Oil Bids To Grave By Ford Clark IOWA CITY "One half of the oiled secondary roads in Johnson, county may have to revert back to gravel." This was the word given to the Johnson county board of supervisors Monday afternoon by County Engineer 0. J. Gode. Gode said, "It is expected when the bids come in, that the price of oil for the county will double this year. If this hap- pens, the situation could get critical." Gode offered the supervisors "two alternatives. Either keep fewer roads open or revert some oiled surfaces back to gravel." Supervisor Robert Burns seemingly summed up the sen- timents of the board when he said, "We'll do whatever neces- sary to keep existing roads in operation." Current Budget The current county budget calls for to be allocated to oiled secondary roads and for graveled surfaces. Gode indicated Tuesday morn- ing that "other counties, such as Linn county, are likely to be ex- periencing the same problems. It really is a statewide prob- lem." The supervisors also dis- cussed a Gode report which in- dicated the county would be responsible for the construction and maintenance of a road lead- ing into Lake Macbride park. Gode also noted "the county is presently responsible for main- taining entrances and exits to federal or state roads inside the area, such as the North Shore Lake road. Hard To Bear "This additional strain on the county road budget is hard to bear." The supervisors informally in- dicated they may attempt to vacate some roads to negate county responsibility. Tuesday, Gode revealed he had attended a Monday night meeting of the regional 'plan- ning committee on parks, recre- ation and open spaces who met in Iowa City with staff people from the state conservation commission. At this meeting, regional plan- ning heard conservation com- mission plans for major im- provements in. Lake Macbride park, Gode said. Dock Improvements Phase one calls for major im- provements in boat docks and ihelters in the north arm of the south shore of the lake. Gode said he expected heavy state and national traffic into :he area would create "a heavy Burden on the county's road maintenance system. Previously the supervisors discussed possible means of per- suading the state to take over responsibility for roads in the Lake Macbride area. Public Employe Strikes Seen By Educate CEDAR FALLS (AP) specialist in labor relations pr diets a "significant number strikes" by public employes Iowa despite severe anti-strik penalties in the collective ba gaining bill recently passed the Iowa legislature. Larry Pope made his com ments to the University Northern Iowa chapter of tl American Assn. of Universii Professors Monday night. "There are going to be strik< in he said, "the questio is how many." Cited Penalties Pope, a Drake university la professor, said he didn't thin :he anti-strike provision, whic calls for fines of up to pe )erson or per group fo :ach day a strike is in progres: is strong enough to preven strikes. He said he bases his predii ions on cases where simila egislation passed for New Yor and Cleveland, Ohio, public err ployes resulted in strikes. Pope said he expects striki :o break out in the early stages of implementation of the bi vhich is awaiting the signatur of Gov. Robert Ray. Good Faith Public employes would not b allowed to bargain collective] until July Pope noted. H ;aid the only prevention fo strikes is "people getting ti [ether, working together i good faith." He attributed passage of th )ill to "fantastic pressure" pu m legislators by members an obbyists of the Iowa State Edu :ation Assn. He said he knows of one group f legislators who "hid out" i Hotels in Des Moines becaus hey were afraid to go to horn after voting for the bill. Pope said they had promisei heir votes to the ISEA. Want ads are convenient, in xpensive and get the job don or you! Dial 398-8234. If you want to save by mail and pay no postage. Adequate Housing Short for U.I. Students: City Manager iVA CITY Mondav niaht. dents that thfi citv's urban re- lion of the airport property it- IOWA CITY Monday night, City Manager Ray Wells recog- nized that the low-income stu- dent at the University of Iowa "faces a major problem trying to find adequate housing." Wells proposed that the Uni- versity of Iowa and Iowa housing authorities start meet- ings seeking a solution to the problem. Wells' suggestion came at the city's yearly banquet held at the Highlander Supper club for city staff members and commis- sions. Rental Program Wells noted that Iowa City does have a rental program for low-income persons but said pri- ority "does not place the stu- dent high on the list when one of the 209 units becomes avail- able." Wells remarks followed months of complaints from stu-l dents that the city's urban re- newal program and its demoli- tion of older buildings, have de- stroyed many low-income rental units. In other matters discussed, members of the'Iowa City air- City port commission said a plot of ground at the airport could be used to attract light industry. Wells has said he thought the parcel could be better used for a city service facility. Wells said Monday night he would probably ask the council at its regular meeting Tuesday to approve the archi- tectural firm of Hanson, Lind and Meyer to study the site for a proposed central service build- ing. Work Complaints A recent ruling by the city at- terney is that the property falls under the control of the city council even though the opera- tion of the airport property it- self falls under the jurisdiction of the airport commission. Another commission report in- dicated thst discrimination charges in Iowa City more often come from females in connec- tion with employment. 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