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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                House Plan Offers Nonhighway Fue Users a Choice in Claiming Refunds DES MOINES (AP) Farm- ers and other nonhighvvay users of motor fuel would get the choice of two ways of claiming fuel tax reimbursement, under a bill passed 88-5, by the Iowa house Monday. They could file quarterly ap- plications for motor fuel tax refunds now provided by law, or let it go until they filed their state income tax return and claim a fuel tax credit then. The senate-passed bill would have substituted the income tax credit for the present system of refunds. Rep. J.yle Stephens (R- said the income tax credit system, similar to the way the federal government now operates, would eliminate a situation under which many farmers and contractors now lose hundreds of thousands of dollars annually by failing to file their quarterly refund appli- cations on time. Lose Revenue The state might lose a little motor fuel revenue it now is getting but isn't entitled to, he said, but it would make up for the loss in administrative sav- ings. Rep. Harold Fischer (R Weils- filed the amendment to give nonhighway users a choice of which system to use. He declared that under the bill without his amendment, every nonhighway motor fuel user would have to give the state the use at his gas tax money without interest for up to a year. Greedy, Lecherous "We don't want to be like the federal Fischer Indian Leader Cites Iowa Discrimination DES MOINES (UPI) -.Charg- ing that Iowa's Indians are victims of discrimination throughout the state, the chief counsel of the American Indian Movement (AIM) Monday urged Iowa lawmakers to appoint a coordinator for Indian af- fairs. In an address to both chambers of the legislature, Hamon Rabideaux told lawmak- ers some of the 500 Indians in Des Moines are living in aban- doned cars because they are un- able to find jobs. He charged that legislative inaction has allowed the U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to become a "vicious money grabbing bureaucracy" which has doled out 90 percent of its funds to "self-perpetuating ad- ministrators" and given very little to the Indian people. Intolerable Conditions The inaction, he said, has led to "intolerable conditions" which the BIA has forced upon the Indians. He cited these sta- tistics: The life expectancy of Indians is 44.5 years; the na- tional average of infant mortali- ty is four times greater among Indians than for Caucasians; and 70 percent of the Indians on reservations are unemployed. "The legislature must become interested in the people who are not in a position of being able to help lack position and pride that makes a person get out and make his way in he said. U. S. Failure Rabideaux charged that the United States has failed its con- tractual and human obligation to Indians and "brutalized and brought them to a desolate posi- tion." "We are human beings, not themselves because they the education, economic Modern Librarian Is Lecture Theme IOWA CITY The new role of the contemporary librarian will be the subject of 'a lecture scheduled Wednesday-at in the Lucas-Dodge room of the University of Iowa Memorial' nion. The talk will be given by Ju- dith J. Field, head of refer- ence at the Flint, Mich., public library and chairman of the business and finance depart- ment of the Special Libraries Assn. The lecture is being present- ed by (lie Special Libraries Assn. in 'cooperation with the U. of I. school of library sci- ence, 'and is open to the public. A coffee hour at '10 a.m. will precede the talk, which is titled "Librarians: In Weed of a New animals that the interior depart- ment has been dealing with for he said. "We love, de- spair, have hopes and feelings just like other people. "We are not asking for a lot, but just a little bit of part of the national Pledge of Allegiance 'with liberty and justice for he said. Rep. Terry Branstad (R- objected to Rabi- deaux' visit, saying it set a :'bad precedent." Branstad said other groups have not been ;iven equal access and argued that the legislature was not the sentation." 20 YEARS AGO A jury returned a verdict of guilty of perjury for former St. Lo Police Lt. Louis Shoulders In connection with his testimony regarding the handling of the Greenlease kidnap ransom money. declared. "We don't want the greedy, lecherous, bureaucratic government to keep that money and invest it at interest, at the expense of the nonhighway fuel Stephens and others protested that Fischer's amendment would increase the administra- tive problems of the department of revenue and lead to the pos- sibility of double collection by farmers. The amendment was first de- feated on a 46-46 tie vote. But after Hep. Keith Dunton (D- Thornburg) won reconsid- eration, it was passed 56-38. Another amendment, offered by Rep. Quentin Anderson (R- would allow the same choice of a quarterly re- fund or an annual income tax credit for persons operating boats on private lakes. Conservation Commission The tax on motor fuel used in boats now goes to the senate conservation commission to help develop and maintain pub- lic waters. Rep. Robert Carr (D- objected that "I don't think anyone who can af- ford to own a boat on his own lake deserves an exemption." But Anderson replied, "I don't feel it is fair to tax fuel that is used on private lakes." His amendment was adopted 48-38. The bill now returns to the "proper forum for such a pre- senate for action on the house amendments. Legislative Notes by Frank Nye An Illogical Move Was Perfectly Logical for House PvES MOINES The house debated a bill to change Iowa's U adoption laws for nearly a day last week without taking final action. The next morning it switched to an appropriations bill involving to check up on welfare recipients. I asked Bill Eberline of the Associated Press: "Why did they Bill, who has been'covering the house for, lo, these many years, had a ready answer: "Because that was illogical and that's the way the house always does things." D D D Knoke's Dilemma REP. George. Knoke (R-Council Bluffs) expressed the view of a good many citizens who aren't even legislators tile other day when he made this plaintive plea to the chair: "I have an amendment to the amendment, but I don't know what's happening." D C D Fast Trip QENATORS William Plymat (R-Des Moines) and Cloyd Rob- O inson (D-Cedar Rapids) were scheduled to make a two- day trip to Scliick hospitals in Los Angeles starting Tuesday noon. Plymat is ion the hospitals board and the institution is employing a new technique of treating alcoholics, which he and Robinson both drys will check on to get ideas for improving Iowa's program in this area. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., April 16, 1974 South Tama Refuses evaew By Alice VVitosky [Monday night and each member TAMA The South he felt the matter was school board Monday night re-j concluded when Bachman re- used to reconsider or rcscindjsigned April 5. its earlier decision to terminate! Frank Fetter, Chelsea, a the contract of Donald Bach-jformer member of the school man, South Tama County high j board, addressed the board to school principal for nine years. I tell them, "I wish to go on Sachman. i wished to ask questions of the They asked the board to open the case, then withhold ac- es :ion until a public hearing is Black Hawk Sheriff Quits WATERLOO (AP) Sheriff year, in a Marion alcoholism Robert Aldrich, 43, the Republi- can party's top vote-getter in Black Hawk county in 1972, has resigned. Aldrich recently said he was being treated voluntarily for a drinking problem. He said he had spent several weeks late last year, and four days this Banks: Denunciation Real DES MOINES American In- dian Movement (AIM) Leader Dennis Banks said here Monday night that .he is convinced Pa- tricia Hearst's renunciation of her family was genuine and not the product of brain washing. Banks, who earlier was asked to be one of the negotiators with iheSymbionese Liberation Army said, "her family and the country are having a hard time understanding what she is going through, but her concern and involvement for .the oppressed people is genuine." Banks, who is in Des Moines 'or an AIM convention, also1 said he expects a meeting soon oetween Patty, her family and the SLA. He said nothing definite had been set up, "but we are trying to get in contact with the SLA." HOTPOINT AIR CONDITIONER MODEL AHMQ712 HOTPGIHT TRASH COMPACTOR Today's most wanted appli- ance compacts a whole week's trash for average fami- ly of four into one little bag. 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"I'm pretty sure the meeting will come about soon." Banks, executive director for AIM, is currently on trial in St. Paul, Minn., for his part in the two-month occupation of Wound- ed Knee, S. D. treatment center. Black Hawk County David Dutton, who received Al- drich's resignation Monday said an incident involving A1T drich and county employes last week resulted in a complaint being filed. Dutton and the county board of supervisors met twice in closed session Monday to dis- cuss the complaint. Details were not revealed. Aldrich was elected in the November, 1968, general elec- tion after serving as chief depu- ty under former Sheriff Elmer Hightower, who resigned. Al- drich was re-elected to a four- year term in 1972. A citizens' delegation of about 35 persons from the school dis- trict presented the board with three petitions containing 404 signatures pledging support for record as supporting the present board 100 percent." Hanson requested an informa- tion session saying the public held. Charges Bachman submitted his res- ignation April 5. after three Hanson said the two charges the board withdrew were added after the original charges of ad- ministrative failure were made. Bachman himself made the neys. Bachman said he reagned board was at a r, i iii uueuu vrcu av a after the board agreed to drop sadvan( in not bci two charges of improper MSwer8queslionSi duct with female teachers. Left standing were charges of: failure lo assert administrative leadership. Bachman, on April 5, did not ask for a public hear- ing when he resigned. Garry Hanson, Toledo, spokesman for the group Mon- day night, said Bachman feels he was forced to resign and wants a public hearing. Rex Cobett, board president, said Bachman appeared at the private conference April 5 with his attorney and Robert Fitz- simmons, Des Moines, execu- tive secretary of the Iowa Assn. of Secondary School Principals, and had resigned. Attorney's Advice- Bachman told The Gazette he resigned on advice of his attor- ney. The board agreed to hire Bachman as its special consul- tant for July and August while he was looking for a job. Board members were polled! :o Iowa law. Philip Juhl, superintendent of the state juvenile home at Toledo and a member of the citizens' group, also asked the board to withdraw its action. Juhl spoke of the outstanding educational opportunities his two children had under the ad- ministrative leadership of Bach- man. Cobett was asked if the mat- ter is now a dead issue aid cannot be brought up again. Cobett replied, "No com- ment." The citizens' group indicated it would seek legal advice in its attempt to reinstate Bachman. V You should have m you do in Your pharmacist plays a vital role in your family's health, too. The Paramount pharmacist will advise you in the proper use of your medication to achieve the safest and most effective results. 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