Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 24, 1974, Page 8

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April 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8A The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed., April 24, 1974 Renegotiation Voted on Urban Renewal Contract By Ford Clark    of the required 60 percent voter to implement these changes] The council’s action will not IOWA CITY — By a three-to- aPProva^-    through discussion with Old immediately affect redevelop- two vote, the Iowa City council Under the changes in the con-agreed Tuesday night to renego- tract, construction of parking hate its present contract with facilities would be allowed by Old Capitol Associates on the stages. This would allow the city’s urban renewal project. city to build offstreet parking or Voting for renegotiation were ramPs as ™oney becomes council members J. Patrick avadablc through sale of reve- White, Tim Brandt and Penny nue ^onds- Capitol representatives. Agreement Wells reported his staff hammered out an agreement with Old Capitol to the weeks before tQ ^Qr parkjng ramps. Tuesday night s meeting. 1 Councilman deProsse made a people mentioned last week s opinion by City Attorney John Hyek. Hyek warned a decision not to rebid could open the door for another lawsuit by those contending the defeat of the March 28 referendum was an expression of public disapproval of the current contract. ment of the renewal area. A case is now pending before the Iowa supreme court on the question of whether the council may legally use revenue bonds Reappointed Revenue Bonds    SIGOURNEY    —    The    Keokuk Davidson. Voting against were'    Contracts for demolition and    motion of her own; calling for!    Revenue bonds do not require    missian Fridav reappointed    Er- Mayor Ed Czarnecki and Carol    reconstruction would coincide    termination of the contract with    voter approval.    go Iosbaker Sigourney, to    that deProsse.    with the parking construction    Old Capitol. She also called for    According to department of    Offico for a two-year term,    bespeaking before a standing    sta6es- Removal of minor legal    a 90-day period for rebidding    housing and urban development    beginning July I, and ending fa     „---^     —......  officials,    some    1,8001 june 30. 1976.'Members of the Martin    D. School Award Norman Lipslcy, president of the Cedar Rapids Community school board, received the United Cerebral Palsy Assn's. man-made environment award last week at the national organization's convention in New Orleans. The school district received the award for the barrier-free facility for handicapped students at Taylor school in Cedar Rapids. Presentation was made by Warren F. Beer, president of the national UCP organization. room-only audience in the coun- obligations also was mentioned, cil chambers, Mayor Czarnecki    spelled    out in de- said, “I told the people before ta the last general obligation bond The council decision now election that this plan would not structs City Manager Ray Wells be implemented without the people’s approval. Can’t Support It “I cannot, in all conscience, vote for this proposal, no matter how much I am in favor of the unified developer concept.” Old Capitol Associates is the only firm that submitted a bid for the entire 11-acre downtown renewal area. The city, as part of its obligation under the contract with Old Capitol, called for a $6 million referendum March 28 to finance a major parking ramp and improved municipal facilities. 54 Percent Approval The referendum was approved by 54 percent, six percent short the urban renewal contract, a1- (HUD) officials, some lowing other bidders    to submit parking spaces must be provid-    commission are offers for portions of    the entire cd by the city to retain    HUD    Wood, chairman; Michael Enich. in. area.    funding of the project.    J. E. Baumert, Al    Cornish,    and Her motion was defeated.    At    Tuesday’s    meeting,    several    Carl G. Draegert, secretary. WBD.-THURS.-FRI.-SAT. ONLY Reversible Throw Rug Reg. 99<t Multicolor Nylon-Cotton I lb. Chopped Pork Reg. 1.18 94« Chavez: Emancipator or Dictator? By Bob Considinc SAN FRANCISCO - Robert Kennedy, campaigning in California just before his assassination, marched at the side of Cesar Chavez in one of that labor leader's repetitive crusades. Kennedy’s participation added a layer to the veneer of Chavez’ charisma. A Catholic priest named ranging upward hour. Picking grape harvest Bob Considine to $3.75 per sented by the United Farm rates during Workers. They did want to be average more represented by the Teamsters than $5.75 per hour, and may . . . The total work force is run up to more than $9 per about 500.” *lour-    Charge — Chavez union Charge — A corrupt alliance members, happy with their lot, between leaders of the Western switched allegiance only be-Conference of Teamsters, and cause of intrigues between owners of California grape and growers and Teamsters, lettuce ranches, is attempting to Denial — They were opposed force farm workers back to the to Chavez’ practice of Humnhrvs whose in-thc- a e n vt w s *•    vvuhycio ucn.iv iu mc Jo unavez practice of family- vincrart talks with members of f*f °lC^iforn.BVVmc lnsti- days when they were no more splitting.- Under Chavez, they ky- -- -    "don    af    aUWbu7    onTyS%'antas    to    "eMhU    I    were not allowed in many cases Denial — In addition to in- to work on the ranch where they pickers exercise their legal crcased income, the contract had worked for years and knew Chavez’ grape-plucking indicated that Chavez is more bee^ sllenato b^^hi^toshop^in fu^^1 (S° far w|thhfld) to Joinprovides for a paid pension the employer on a personal and San Diego Any member of Ch^j..n^orTtonl1    ’ ^ ^ p,a"’ paid VaCati°nS' paid holi“'friend,y basis' Man-V resented vez’ Un it et! Farm Workers who    days’ Premium Paid overtime, the harassment by Chavez of- opts not to show up for the Here are charSes made in Paid funeral leave, grievance ficials in the field, asking to see man’s noliticnl demonstrations erature Pressed on store cus- and arbitration procedures, paid union cards, and ordering men or engage in secondary boycotts tomers by UFW pickcts around health and life insurance Plan» to go to Los Angeles to picket has difficulty getting further as- thc country’ and refutations by and state unemployment insur- Safeway stores, for example, the Wine Institute and an as- ance not required by law for when they could have been sessment by the silenced priest: farm labor.    working. And threatening them: • Charge — Gallo, the world’s Charge — The secretary for if they refused they’d find no largest and most profitable win- research of the U.S. Catholic work the next day. ery, broke its contract with the Bishops Conference conducted a The role of the Catholic Chavez group and signed P°h in the fields and found that Church in this jurisdictional dis-1 ‘‘sweetheart” contracts with the 80 percent of the workers want- pute was clarified last month by I Teamsters, contracts which low-od UPW representation.    San Francisco's Archbishop Je ered wages, eliminated fair Denial — UFW has seen its seph T. McGucken. Thc resolu-hiring and firing practices, a1- membership melt in California tion of the National Conference lowed virtually unlimited au- from a t°P of more than 50,000 of Bishops supporting the conin the middle are the big and tomation, and brought danger- toss than 10,000. It is desper- sinners’ boycott of table grapes little old winemakers, notably ous pesticides back into the ately campaigning from the out- and head lettuce was not intend-Gallo, the largest, and countless fields.    side, seeking by public pressure cd, he said, ‘‘to harass shoppers stores, supermarkets and whole- Denial — The Teamsters con- on ^aPo and otker Pr°ducers or to impede entrances to stores salers who are finding them- tnR.t gjgp.rd Qau0 jn ju]v UPaisano, Thunderbird, Carlo or markets, nor to injure mer-selves picketed illegally but in- 1973 gives the Callo farm work- Bossi, Eden Roc, Boone's Farm, chants who are presumed to be creasingly — from coast to er 'the highest combination of s P a n a d a ’ T>’rolia> Ripple, in good faith." coast — by Chavez’ people, at pav scaies and fringe benefits i Andrc> R°d Mountain, and any So it goes. Where’s truth? And a loss of incalculable tens of received by any farm-field' wine marked “bottled in Modes- why should a supermarket in thousands of dollars to them- worker in the continental US Calif.”) to retrieve the lost Bangor, Maine, suffer because selves and the unionized em- i (Hawaii’s is a bit higher./ On 'members. Fr. Humphrys report- of a union dispute in a steaming ployes they’ve had to lay off. \{av j these rates will increase cd- “With my own eyes I saw a valley 3.000 miles away? Subject to rebuttal, here is the to a minimum of $2.8) per hour, petition signed by 452 workers,    - a petition taken at the Bag- 20 YEARS AGO — The first dasarian Ranch of Mecca, Calif. American-airlifted paratroopers It was a petition stating that the from France arrived in Indo-men did not want to be repre- China. signments to work. Curiously, t Ii e watchdog media have been generally sympathetic toward Chavez, perhaps because the only air tentative is to support the Teamsters union, which is making substantial gains in what was once Chavez’ union domain. Informa-Thon Key Telephone Numbers Listed Two key telephone numbers were listed Wednesday as part of the educational ‘Tnform-a-Thon” project sponsored this week by the 15-organization Cedar Rapids Venereal Disease Task Force Alliance. The “Inform-a-Thon” will climax Saturday with distribution of a question and answer pamphlet entitled, ‘ Plain Talk about Venereal Disease.” Tile telephone numbers listed by Mrs. Clinton Dennis, chairman of the task force, were: Foundation II, 362-2174 for information or assistance. Anyone who thinks he or she may have a VI) problem and doesn t know where to turn is urged to telephone Foundation II. Jaycees, 364-5135, for setting up organizational programs. A corps of speakers, including both professional people and laymen, has been trained. Pro-1 grams are available without charge, for organizations for adults and for young people. Richard Hayslip, in charge cf Saturday’s phase of the ‘Tn- form-a-Thon", also said Wednesday that persons who do not receive one of the educational leaflets can telephone the Jaycee office for a copy. The pamphlet stresses three key points: I. Venereal disease is increasing; 2. VI) can be treated successfully with prompt diagnosis; and 3. VI) can be prevented. Linn county statistics show a total of 743 cases of venereal disease last year. The task force pamphlet terms the increase in VD “a public health emergency of the first order, killing, crippling and seriously endangering the mental and physical well-being of millions of people.” National figures indicate that some form of VD strikes someone in the U.S. every 15 seconds, or four victims every minute. 30 YEARS AGO — Thousands were routed by flood waters in midwestern states, bringing a mounting death toll. TEEN LINE An additional private line ends frayed tempers, missed calls. Order from your telephone business office orask any telephone employee. (2J) Northwestern Bell 4 f* THE GREAT WHISKEY OF THE WEST. THE GREAT WHISKEY OF TODAY. SuNNr BROOK OISTIlURr CO. CINCINNATI, OHIO, IUNDI0 WHISKED 16 MOOf, »i% CRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS. Fit 10 13 STRETCH SOCKS Reg. 79c Pr. mm MT m Orlon* acrylic/ stretch nylon.    fr. • Du Po«t »»•* TM v>, u \ ASSISTANT MANAGERS1 BEAT THE ft y LIGHT ACRYLIC ^CARDIGAN Reg. 5.88 OO I Now... 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