Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 23, 1974, Page 4

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette April 23, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa House Gets Bill Revamping Alcoholism Unit By Val G. Corley    'new    division under the state tare responsible for 50 percent of that without one of DES MOINES (AP) — The ilealth department.    the    cost.    amendments    counties senate has voted 38-6 to approve' Choose Treatment    The    senate    initially    debated a bill to revamp the state a1- The measure would provide the measure almost two weeks coholism program after at- that before an intoxicated per- the two taching a provision to grant property tax relief. The measure now goes to the house. son is arrested for drunkenness ago — but suddenly stopped after an amendment was adopted to remove counties’ responsibility to pay for treatment. But backers of the bill agreed to increase state payments for alcoholism treatment, and the | he be given a chance to elect treatment for alcoholism,    in stead. But the senate adopted    an The bill is designed to com-! amendment to provide some bine the present state a1- county property tax relief by compromise amendment assess coholism commission and a1-decreasing the counties, finan- jng a 25 percent charge to coua coholism    functions    of    the    state    c i a I responsibility for    a1-ties was adopted, office    for    planning    and    pro-!coholism treatment to only    25 gramming.    percent of the total cost. They would be combined in a Under current law, counties’ Some senators said Monday Hike Taxes —UPI Teleohoto GOV. ROBERT RAY discussed the results of the 67th precinct caucus with Virginia Brashaw. Ray, a member of the precinct, listened to several resolutions ranging from elementary and secondary education to nuclear power plants. Four Leave Caucus Nixon Resolution As Made rn i g h have to increase their property taxes to pay for the treatment That is because the bill originally was designed to inject an additional $500,000 in state funds to treat alcoholism. The amendment to trim the counties, share would adc $250 , 000 more, making the state’s total for alcoholism care next year $1.25 million. The new alcoholism division w'ould provide a comprehensive alcoholism treatment and prevention program, Sen. John Murray (R-Ames) said. Murray was floor manager of the bill. Under the bill, the division would approve alcoholism programs conducted by regional centers. “Sickness” Murray said the bill would recognize that “alcoholism is a sickness . . . and must be treated in a dignified way.” Sen. Eugene Hill (D-Ncwton) opposed the bill, contending that alcoholics should continue to be jailed for being drunk in public. And Sen. Richard Ramsey (R-Osceola) said the bill “coddles drunks and is too inflexible and unrealistic.” The measure, in addition to lower the percentage of the treatment that counties would pay, also would set as a ceiling the present rate of county participation in alcoholism programs. The measure would require the new alcoholism division to report to the legislature next year about the first six months of its operation. It would also recommend changes that might be needed in the law. A Friendly Invitation? DES MOINES - Something new has been added to the crowded races for congressional nominations in the Third district. State Sen. Bart Sehwie-ger (R-Waterloo), one of five Republican candidates, has issued an invitation to Nicholas Johnson, one of four Democratic candidates, to visit the Schwieger family farm and to bring along t h e brothers Smothers, Tom and Dick. Johnson, a former member of the Federal Com munications Commission, recently moved into the Third district and immediately was tabbed a “carpetbagger” by opponents. “It has been my observation,” wrote Schwieger, perhaps with tongue in cheek, “that as a newly-arrived resident of the Third district of Iowa no one has really taken the opportunity to properly introduce you to Iowa rural life.” Thereupon, Schwieger invited Johnson to spend a Wednesday on the Schwieger farm near Dows starting at 7:30 a.m. He invited the Smothers brothers along since they are coming to Iowa this week to help Johnson in his campaign. “I only ask that the three of you would tome attired in old clothes and overshoes so that you will be better able to get the feel of what farm life is really I i k e,” Schwieger wrote. Schwieger didn't say what he’ll do if the trio shows up. Financial Bind Seen in Implementing Wage Law lf It Is a Bug, It Just May Be the IHP Bv Jerry Mursener    I    mile-an-hour speed limit and DES MOINES (UPI) - The ,h<; ^llliaUo" >s farther compli- deputy commissioner of lhe| rated by the fact that many state' department of publlc P^ons who travel the high- safety said Monday the highwav way. frequently can spot the patrol is using a variety of un- traditions . Patrol cars. 1    , ,    * • 1    ff    . . In addition to the unmarked marked vehicles in an effort to TI . .    ....    . , . . ..    _ . cars, Holetz said the patrol also curtail speeding on major road- u_ ^ A itn iico ^ oif. ciir By Harrison Weber DES MOINES-!IDRA)- The state and local units of government. are just beginning to feel the impact of the federal fair labor standards act. The act mandates paying minimum wages and overtime to employes of public agencies. The act was signed into law Marvin Selden ways. Robert Holetz said the patrol is using pickup trucks, small foreign cars and other unmark-;    - ed vehicles in an effort to apprehend violators of the state’s six-week-old 55-m i I e-a n-h 0 u r j speed limit. Radar Operation Holetz said the vehicles currently being used on an “experimental basis” to determine their effectiveness because many veteran highway travelers' has stepped up use of air surveillance and placed 26 more radar units on the road. Unmarked cars are not the he said. Bond Issue Defeated in W. Dubuque EPWORTH (AP)- Voters in The basic work-week will be 40 hours and public agencies will have to pay time and a half over that. Compensatory time is outlawed. There are some exceptions to the overtime rule. For example, policemen and firemen will be phased in under this system. Come next January their maximum work week will be 60 hours: overtime will have to be paid beyond that. Work-Week The work-week for policemen and firemen is reduced to 56 by President Nixon April 8, and , becomes effective May I.    overtime was necessitated by The act covers state employes ■ inGlemcnt weather, and most of those employed by    Financial    Bind a political subdivision. It does    m bab, not apply to administrative, ex-i ecutive or professional em-    be placed >n a financial bind gloves Therefore, teachers ap-    since their budgets have been    .r    ]9?6    and    fo M    hours    on parently are exempt.    set for 18 months. Starting last It would apply to counties, Jan. I cities and towns have ^n. I. 1977. After that the work-cities and towns and certain been on an 18-month budget week will be determined by the other public employes, such as which runs through June 30. secretary of labor on the basis a clerical employe of a school 1975. It s part of the change- of a nationwide survey, board.    over to a fiscal year.    Robert    E.    Hays,    executive State Comptroller Marvin Sel- Basically all governmental jj-cctor of the Iowa league of den doesn’t foresee any immedi- employes will fall under the Municipalities, reports that ate budgetary problems for wage and hour law. Beginning most citv fire departments state agencies since the state May I the minimum wage will around state are on a 56-has generally met or exceeded be $1 90 per hour. On Jan. I, the ^our wor|c.weejK> the minimum wage scale and rate goes to $2 per hour, then to “Revenue for cities and towns can easily spot other highway the Western ^buque Commu- ^ ^ ^    ^    jn.    $2.20    one    year    later,    and    to    $2    30    was    prcl,7    esiablished    ox particularly where on Jan. 1,1977. patrol units.    ,    -    .    c    ♦    a    n    r.« c He said most of the un-con- down a $**.9 million bond pro- -s 1 /entional units are being used posal to finance school consrutc Iowa’s Republicans held pre- among the county’s 21 precincts I Hawk county’s 28 precincts for ^    /(Tuall^ a rTetein°nused up^hc districtK S "huh m'ik<    Legislative Notes by Frank Nye cinct caucuses Monday night, were:    ia mass meeting at a Waterloo fn    ^    ^    US° | Officials said an unofficial but Watergote and the resigna- Revamping of the Iowa Public r1*®*1 sc^00^ tion of President Nixon were Employes Retirement System In the home precinct of Gov. bypassed for the most part. ,    ..    ..    ,    Robert    Ray, a Republican seek- (IPTRS) and raising minimum! ing his fourth.tcrm, a rcslution to patrol the roads.    j    Officials    said    an “We have to remain flexible cour|f showed the proposal reared as a general rule we are ce*V(1d ^ percent approval. Most of the 2,636 caucuses, monthly benefits to $100, en- was 0ffered calling    for the stuck to routine party-keeping casement of the Allamakee white House to .«make    {ull dljh business.    county home addi^tion, support-to lhe houS€    judiciry    find    a    way    to get the motorists An exception came in Johnson * conscience clause in the committee to expedite    matters    slowed    down.” county where a petition was in- on abortlons-    that    the    house    judiciary    com-    Discretion not enthusiastic about the useis^ort    99    percent needed of unmarked cars,” HoJetz said. ror Passa8e-“However, we believe there are 3 beav>’ v°ter turnout more violators and we have to|^on^ay* more than 4,000 ballots were cast, or more than half the registered voters in the district. traduced calling for President    Attendance    Range    mittee    is investigating.”    Hon    i    I    Money    from    the    issuance    of Nixon to mien from tho Ronnb-    t    r*    v,    •    ♦    ♦    ,    Holetz    said    the    patro1    had    dt    bonds    would    have    been    used    for Bean oar tv g    P    Attendance    at    the    Allamakee    In    Dubuque    a    joint    county-    ^ermined to use vehicles that a new high schooj building at Bm    nun*** in Rlark Hawk    sessions ranSed from a low of, wute caucus drew about IID    would “not immediately catch    cascade, a new elementary anH    Wryvihnrv    tJJilJitwo to a hiSh of 19 at one    about the same 3s tw0    the eye of the average motor-1    building at Dyersville and addi- nnpassed    precinct in    Waukon.    years ago.    ist,” and added that district Lions    to    buildings    at Epworth strong resolutions in support    of    Tjje Woodbury    township: .A candidate    preference ques-    commanders throughout the|Farley    and    Cascade. caucus in    Sioux City    passed a tionnaire    showed an almost, state have been given discretion resolution    in support    of Pres-!even sPbt    in    support for U.S.    to be innovative in trying to; ident Nixon and that his right as jscnate and congressional can-apprehend speeders. President be safeguarded. didates.    I    Holetz    said    the    patrol    recog-j The caucus also commended! Fifty-two caucus-goers said    jnizes “the two main arguments” him for all he has accomplished j thcY Preferred state Rep. David    for and against use of unmark-    DES MOINES (AP) - The I Save the Shavings tor Ray 'Yul Brynner' Logue DES MOINES The Iowa house passed a fake resolution the other day. taking note that Rep Lyle Stephens < R-LeMars) has indicated he’s about to shave off his bushy beard. The resolution called on him to save the excess foliage so it could be used by Rep. Ray “Yul Brynner” Logue (R-Maren-go) for a hair transplant. Logue says the resolution is to be deferred to give balding Rep. Harold McCormick (D-Manchesten time to lose a little more hair so he can get in on it. Nixon. Attendance Low Attendance at the caucuses, however, appeared to be smaller than in 1972 and 1970, observers reported. Legislation To Aid Handicapped Passes Dorsev Ellic a University of    in    bis five years as    President,    Stanley (R-Muscatine) while    48    od vehicles. He said one school, jowa senate has given final    leg- Iowa law professor offered the    an<d especially for what he    has    voted r Milligan.    of thought is that increasing islative approval to a bill    deresolution calling for President done for Iowa’s farmers.    0n    the race for Second dis- : marked cars would give the pa- , signed l0 make it easier for Nixon to quit the party    Generally,    attendance    was    la-1lrict congressional seat, the tro higher, viability andcon- handicapped perosns to cross: IO quit me parte.    rai.r,,cPc' vote was 62 for state Sen. Tom trol speeding, while the other is streets •thin ‘Tn0l^Zd?that his dnV"    Woodbury county,    which    in-    Rilc-V <R-<-'«*ar RaPids> ^    «!*■» 1unmarked cars are more; The scnale Monday concurred! hon irrntinns that his mn    -»    for Michael Feld of Oelwein,    effective because motorists can with house amendments    and ... ,    ,    _    ...    j    1IIC    IUI1C    01    taucuaes    m    mei DubucIue County Republicaninot adjust their driving habits sent the measure to the gover- iii fame to the Republican Bettendorf area was “gcneraliy| party chairman Tom Tauke when they spot a patrol vehicle. nor on a 474 vo(e P^ty-    M    ----lashed out at Democrats for ac- i be totally effective, we ^ie Dill would require, start ling Jan. I, 1975, that all curbs I along public streets be con-! Istructed with cutouts and ramps! tion drive. He said the Demo- Holetz said it is “apparent to enable those using crutches In the Waterloo arca, only 150lerats should pay back the that a sizable number of mo-|or wheelchairs to more easily, persons showed up from Black! money.    torists” are not obeying the 55-1 use crosswalks. Slaughter House AGNES Bertogli. a statehouse elevator operator, has a pct name for the house and senate chambers. She says they constitute the “slaughter house’’ floor. Why? Because so many legislators get cut up so badly in the debates that take place there. 'I LOGUE months ago.’’ Hays said, “based on conditions existing at that time. They can’t get any more tax money so they will have to concentrate on cutting back.” Hays believes cities and towns will have two major options: reducing personnel or cutting back on the pu re ha se of supplies. Working Minors There is also some question with respect to the employment of minors, those under 16. Under Iowa law a number of cities and towns have been hiring youths under 16 if they had a work permit. They were employed mainly at swimming pools and for park programs. “This is one of those gray areas where maybe we can’t hire them under this act. We just don t know,” Hays said. Penalties for failure to comply with the act are up to $10,000 for the first offense, and imprisonment after the second offense. action “on grounds that his con . . , duct has brought disgrace and e™« Sioux Qty ^    1 The tone of caucuses in the lettendorf area was “generally Four women among    the 23    J710^01*3!^, and attendance    Cepting $50 000 in 1971 from the    have to    have    a little bit of norcnnc in    bgbt Witb f°UT 0r flVC P<?rSOnS    at I tePlinS    ,    hath ” hp    cuiH persons in attendance    walked    mcedn„    Associated Milk Producers, Inc.,    both, he    said. out after Ellis offered the rcsolu-’ ^    for a state-wide voter registrar    Not    Obeying tion, which was defeated on a    I**91 ersons 13-4 vote. Split Party Opponents argued that such a resolution would split the party when unity is badly needed. Allamakee county’s Republicans operated without benefit of state-level resolutions; they didn’t arrive. However, Republicans in that northeast Iowa county adopted a number of resolutions on their own, one of the most significant of which is one calling for reinstatement of capitol punishment. Among other resolutions passed at various locations Prize Winners MT. VERNON - Jerald Egger, Monticello, a freshman at Cornell college, won first prize in the third annual organ playing contest of the River Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The contest took place Saturday at First: Presbyterian church in Cedar Rapids. Second prize was won by Julie Harlow, Jowa City, a sophomore at the University of Iowa. TOWN AND COUNTRY SHOPPING CENTER CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA Town & Country Audio, Ltd. 3705 1st AVENUE, S. E. 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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: April 23, 1974

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