Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 29, 1974, Page 7

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April 29, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., April 29, 1974 Tama Meal Packing Named in Suit TOLEDO A suit, asking damages of has been filed, in Tama county district court- against Tama Meat Packing Corp. of Tama by Weinstein International Corp., an importer and exporter of meat and poultry products, of Minneapolis. Breach of con- tract is claimed in the action. In its petition, Weinstein says it and Tama Meat Pack- ing Corp. entered into a con- tract in June 1972 whereby the meat packing plant agreed to sell to Weinstein between and pounds of what is commonly known as mountain chain for 30 cents per pound every month from July 1972 through June 1973 with a renewal option. Mountain chain is describee by Weinstein as branch-lik appendages or tripe from old er cattle, sometimes discard ed by meat packers. Wein stein president, Harry Wein stein, says he visited the Tama plant and then fur nished on two occasions an experienced employe to dem- onstrate to the Tama corpora- tion the USDA-approved method of preparing mountain chain for export. Resale Pact Weinstein says it relied on the contract with the Tama firm and contracted to re- sell the mountain chain at 53 cents per pound to Marubeni II DA (America) Inc., of Chi- cago, who would resell it to sub-customers in Japan. Weinstein alleges that Tama Meat Packing Corp. failed to deliver any of the mountain chain, and because the pro- duct can only be obtained from older, larger animals, its availability is limited and it cannot be replaced from another source of supply. The plaintiff claims that be- cause of defendant's failure to honor the contract and option, Weinstein was unable to honor its resale agreement with Marubeni, resulting in loss of considerable business and profit. Charge Fraud The petition says that a few months after the contract dale, Tama Meat Packing Corp. told Weinstein that the USDA had disapproved of the method of production and be- tween August 1972 and the present time told the plaintiff Accidents in Iowa Take Three Lives By the Associated Press Three persons died in low traffic accidents during tl weekend, including a Dubuqu man who was killed in his fro yard. Dubuque police, said Kenne Ring, 49, was repairing, a law mower in front of his horn when he was struck by a ca driven by Mary Louise Auge, 1 Dubuque. Hit House Officers said Miss Auge parently turned a corner sharply and her vehicle left th street, striking Ring and co tinuing on until hitting the vi tun's home. Miss Auge was charged wi failure to control her vehicle a turn. Harley Spears, 26, Davenpor died Saturday when the motoi cycle he was driving collide with a car on the Rock Man Arsenal bridge at Davenport. The car was driven by 'Salle Davenport, who wa not, injured. A passenger on th motorcycle, Larry Noles, 27 with injuries. Linn Crash Fred Dose, 55, rural Spring ville, was killed Saturday when the car he was driving collidet with another driven by Darry Martin, 17, Ml. Vernon. The ac cident.. occurred on a Lin county road four miles south o Springville. .Martin and a passenger in hi car, Deborah La Barge, 18, Cen tral City, were hospitalized Cedar Rapids. House Sends Mileage Bill To Gov. Ray DES MOINES The Iowa house Monday voted, 49 to 3.9, tc concur'in senate amendments tO': a bill raising mileage foi public employes .to 15 cents; from ten cents and then passed the 78 to 4, and sent it to the governor. Rep. Wally Horn (D-Cedar Rapids) lost an attempt to gel Hie house to force the bill to conference committee. Horn pointed put the senate, had're- fused to.go along with a house amendment raising the mileage for county sheriff to 18 cents, which he said was necessary if sheriffs in Iowa's smaller coun- ties are not going to continue to have to subsidize the state. Horn said that no sheriff can pay for the upkeep and furnish his own automobile at 15 cents a .mile. He said this does not con- cern larger counties like Linn, and some small counties, which :furnish cars for their sheriffs and staff. 30 YEARS AGO The Ger- mans were reported to have stepped up their counter-attacks below Lwow in old Poland, in one sector forcing Hungarian troops into action at the point of machine guns. Legislative Notes by Frank Nye 'Logorrhea1, If You Don't Know Meaning, Look It Up PvES MOINES State Sen. Lucas DeKoster (R-Hull) bruoght U his senate appropriations committee to heel during a recent noisy meeting. "Let's stop the said DeKoster as he rapped the committee to order, "and if you don't know what that means, go look it up." I looked it up. Here's what the dictionary says: "Logorrhea pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness." D n a Nothing for Norpel were arguing an appropriations bill .1 in the house when Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bellevue) got the floor ,to say: "There's nothing in this bill for my dis- trict. Next year the Democrats will be-in con'-. NYE trol here and Wyckoff will be chairman of the appropriations committee and I'll get what I want." "Wyckoff'-' is Rep. Russell Wyckoff Harold Hughes Won't Become .'Any Empero WASHINGTON (UPI) Se Harold E. Hughes (D-Iow said over the weekend he is o y one member of a religio group planning to buy a lari Washington estate and said 1 is not going to become "the em >erorof Tregaron." Hughes said a religious, grou .belongs to has been searc ing for a suitable headquartei or 10 years, put the senator d lied that he has solicited funt o purchase the Tregaron mar ion and estate. "This is nothing for me, lughes said. "I'm not going I )ecome the emporar of Treg; on, for crying out loud." Earlier reports from Wash mgton indicated Hughes was ne- gotiating to purchase the prest ;ious Tregaron estate, locate Washington's Cleveland par area. The pricetag on the 2i icre estate has been set at million, but it was not know ow much the religious grou as offered-for the property The Iowa Democrat noted tha he. negotiations for the estat ave been "in the hands of othe neh who have not discussed nth me." Hughes added, "to solid unds would have been misusin my position in the senate." The senior senator is leavin: ublic office next year to de ote full time to, religious work is religious group has beer earching for a site from whicl work. 10 YEARS AGO An as onomer from the Dearborn ob rvatory at Northwestern un ersity was in Socorro, N. M., t xamine the secluded hill wher policeman reported seeing ysterious, egg-shaped flyinj jject. Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and Jewelry Repair Specializing In Diamond Remounting and Diamond Appraisals Mattoy Jewelers 229 SECOND AVENUE SE RENT A NEW PIANO Only SI AOO 10 Per Month No Cartage or Drayaga. subject io office approval All Rent Will Apply If You Decide To Buy! Hillhnmncr Music Co. for all concerns! Nancher Auditorium University of HILTBRIJNNER'S 116 SECOND STREET SE Two Occupants Hurt in Crash CALMAR Injuries were suf- fered Saturday night by two oc- cupants of a car which went oi a highway 150 curve -near Ca' mar. The driver, Lawrence Franci Kuennen, 21, of Fort Atkinson was in satisfactory condition Monday at Winneshiek County Memorial hospital, Decorah where he was being treated foi jack' injuries. .A passenger LeAllen Lensing, 21, .of For Atkinson was treated and re eased. Investigating officers said the Kuennen auto skidded 697 feel :hrough a ditch before hitting a the USDA prohibited produc- tion of mountain chain. Wein- stein claims the defendant failed to comply with USDA requirements to produce the product for plaintiff. Weinstein charges that the defendant has willfully, with intent to defraud, produced and sold mountain chain to potential sub-customers of Marubeni and indirect custom- ers of Weinstein. In Division I of the petition, Weinstein asks that Tama Meat Packing be required to perform the contract and op- tion; that the defendant be enjoined from selling moun- tain chain unless it has first fulfilled its monthly contrac- tural obligation with Wein- stein and defendant pay costs of action. Judgment for 000 is asked on this count for compensatory damages for loss of profits and good will. In Division II, Weinstein asks, if the contract and op- tion are not specifically en- forced, compensatory damages for breach of con- tract plus the for loss of profits and good will. An additional is asked on grounds that the Tama firm has iorliously interfered with Weinstein's contract relations by selling mountain chain to resale customers of Maru- beni without first having com- plied with the terms of the contract with the plaintiff. In addition to compensatory damages, Weinstein asks punitive damages be- cause of acts of the defen- dant's firm's officers, agents and, employes which were "malicious, willful, tortious and committed with reckless indifference" to the rights of the plaintiff. Ray's Item Veto Hinges On Spending, Tax Relief By Frank Nye DBS MOINES -.Gov. Robert Ray must, first determine how state spending bills mesh with a new tax relief package before knowing whether he'll have to use his item veto pen this ses- sion, he said Monday. "I'm pleased about the sales tax Ray told his news conference, "and the other two items (in the tax relief pack- age) I find have merit. Future Concern "But I don't know yet how ex- >enditures and appropriations will fit together and it is a mat- :er of concern for the future. "We do have more revenue now that we projected at the ime we made the budget and I lope it wouldn't be necessary to tern veto anything." However, the governor added, f he found it necessary to veto Gov. Robert Ray Demo Chief: Ray Administration Has Taken 'Holiday from History' creek charged bank. Kuennen was with failure to have control of his car. The auto was demolished. Seek Escapee In State Car FORT MADISON and county law enforcement au- horities combed southeast Iowa Sunday looking lor 'an escaped convict from the Iowa State pen- tentiary here. Prison officials said Alfred Lee '3tton, 49. who was serving a 9-year sentence ffor second de- gree murder from Museatine ounty, escaped from a mini- security .dormitory late Saturday night. Officials refused o say how Gatton made his get- nvay. Iowa highway patrol troopers lunday were looking for Gatton n a stolen state vehicle. They aid he was believed to be driv- ng a 1974 'light blue Ford pick- p truck with' official state li- ense plates. Why take our word that want ds work? Try one yourself. Call 398-8234. By Jerry Mursener DES MOINES (UPI) Demo- cratic state chairman Tom Whit- ney said Sunday the current ad- ministration of Gov. Robert D. Ray has "taken 13 holiday from history" and ignored the press- ing problems -facing lowans. Whitney said he believes there is a "good chance" that one of the .three Democratic guberna- torial candidates currently en- gaged in a primary battle will emerge to stop Republican Ray from becoming the state's first four-term governor. Vulnerable Whitney said the Ray admini- stration is vulnerable at the polls, but contended that the governor would be a "most dif- ficult opponent." The Democra- tic state chairman said he has found "tremendous interest" in the upcoming campaign. "The Ray Administration is a PR (public relations) ad- ministration and has done very he said. "It is an administration that has taken a holiday from history." Whitney's comments came in a taped interview for the Iowa Press segment of the "100 Days" program ,on the Iowa Educational Television Network (1EBN) which was scheduled for airing Sunday. Whitney said that Democrats ,vill still place considerable em- phasis on the gubernatorial but that increased atten- ion will be given to legislative where the party has a chance to control at least one chamber. The Republicans cur- hold slim margins in both he house and senate. He said that "after becoming ;tate chairman in 1973, I have ihifted some of the focus to the egislative races." He said the tate headquarters has taken an active interest in candidate re- iruitment and providing candi- "There is a danger of that dis- cussion of the alleged scandals happening, but there are some very substantive issues that should be talked he said. Whitney again said that state Democratic officials had no knowledge of the "milk fund" situation since the money Iwas paid directly to the firm con- ducting the survey. He said, however, that if Republicans want to force the issue he would raise the question about the purchase of driver's license lists by the Republicans two years ago. He said that the Republican might want to "tar and feath er the Democratic party" fo the milk fund, but that Demo- crats "do not hold the Rcpub licans in this state responsibl for Watergate." Whitney said the state par las no plans to refund the co porate monies, but that leg; action. ,currently under wa, could 5n an order, forcin the Democrats to return th In case, he ;sai the court would order the firm to pay the money back and the state party might be billed. He said the party should "not be held accountable because we were not aware of the contribu- tions. We did not solicit the cor- porate funds." Whitney added that the key difference between the milk fund situation and the activities of the committee to re-elect the President was that the Nixon backers sought dona- tions. "There is a difference be- tween extorting funds and being the dupe of an said Whitney. some appropriation items to keep what he considers a rea- sonable balance between spend- ing and available revenue he would reluctantly do so. The tax relief package re- sulted from a conference com- mittee's compromise last Fri- day of house and senate dif- ferences over the governor's recommendation that the state's 3 percent sales tax be repealed on food and prescrip- tion drugs. Both house and senate added other items to be exempted and the committee, headed by Sen. Ralph McCartney (R-Charles City) and Rep. Norman Roorda (R- Monroe) eliminated some of !heae and added still others in its effort to get a bill that can win approval of both chambers The conference committee bil offers a tax relief package tha eaders of both houses think i: acceptable and that Ray ob viously is pleased with if i doesn't throw his budget too far out of whack. islators say this continuing loss will leave the state with a trea- sury balance of less than million in three to four years and even less if the economic growth rate normally 5.8 per- cent annually but running above 20 percent this year should fall. Ray is concerned about this, saying (he sfaie needs a larger balance to keep things on an even keel. An estimated surplus of up to million is predict- ed for June 30 this year, which is why the legislature has eased up on spending this session. If it became necessary for Ray to use his item veto, where would he use it? Asked specifically if he might veto some items in a million appropriation bill for conservation projects, Ray de- clined to speculate, saying he approaches every bill with the idea he can sign it. Estimates Estimates are that the pack- age will cost the slate an es- irnated ?34.5 million a year loss n sales tax revenue, a million loss in income tax reve- lue and a 53. 6 million loss in in leritance tax revenue. Some treasury watchdog leg- Kids at Gelwein Have Great Da OELWEIN Sunday was great day for kids in Oelwein. The'first hole-in-one for th season at Foursome golf cours was snared by 13-year-old Sco Treat on the 195-yard, par-thre second, Scott is the son of th Max Treats of Oelwein. Later in the day, a thir grade student, Todd Woodson was declared the winner of 1974 Maverick automobile at th lacred Heart church spring din ner and bazaar. Todd's parent are the Robert Woodsons. ates ion. with campaign informa- 'Special Effort' "There will be a special kind effort in the legislative Whitney said. He said the upcoming cam- iaign has a potential for being i dirty campaign, but that he oped candidates would concen- rate on the issues rather than Watergate and the Iowa Demo- ratic party's acceptance of in corporate funds for a oter survey from the Associat- ed Milk Producers, Inc. Graduates Compete MARYVILLE, Mo. Two 1971 'graduates of Chariton Community high school in Chariton, Iowa, are competing for the presidency of the sin. dent body at Northwest Missour State university. Mike Snodgrass said he and Richard Thomas rath juniors, were shocked when :hey learned they would be fac ng each other in the election Tuesday. "We were good friends n high school and we still Snodgrass said. U.S. Government bookfef reports; High annual "dividend" for homeowner from replacement window investment. "An Investment In storm windows ;or insulating will pay lor tself in a decade, Including interest costs at and thereafter will return an annual dividend on the irder of in many areas ol the nation. This statement Is quoted from a J.S. Government booklet prepared by the nation's Office for Consnmer the Department of Com- merce and other agencies with the cooperation of the Ad Hoc Com- mittee on Fuel Conservation. The booklet cites "Seven Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption in Household Heating through Energy Conservation." It's available at 35c from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Covernment Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20ID2. Rusco engineers have provided two ypes of windows A deluxe outer trimary window to replace existing wood or aiu'minum storm windows and In addition, an inner replace- ment window would serve as an insulating sash. These are custom made, in a wide selection of colors and can be installed in any season without disturbing family routine at the lime. Neither the plaster or outside trim are affected. In addition fo the benefits of fuel savings in winter, there is a cor- responding .savings in summer cool- ing so their benefits are great whatever the season. Being com- pletely wealherslrlpped and custom- fit, Rusco windows reduce drafts which might cause illness and costly medical attention. They reduce dust dirt also, making houseclcaning easier. flreat convenience Is supplied due to the fact that the windows can he cleaned from inside the home. Prowler protection Is also .supplied. Rusco windows are always locked in any ventilating position and can be removed only from the inside. The streamlined beauty of Rusco win- dows In color also enhances the appearance of the home tbey pro- tect, lastly, saving energy is not only the right and proper thing to do, but the savings to a home owner are "tax-free" savings. ...May we help yon? RUSCO WINDOW CO. "The Folks Who Are Still Quality Minded." Free Estimates Convenient Terms 5158thAve.S.E. Phone 364-0295 "THERE IS A DIFFERENCE" Evenings Call Don Ament, 363-1164 Mark lapree, 362-2733 Jerry WllllamKin, Coggon, S35-7773 Rich EtKheidt, Ntwholl, 133-1436 Judge Tells Drunk Driver TOLEDO "I want to help you, but if you have to go to jail, it will because you drank your way District Judge John L. Hyland told Amos Keck, 41, Toledo, when he gave him a suspended 70-day sentence in the county jail and fined him and costs for drunk driving. Keck was paroled to the Sixth District judicial community court services, Cedar Rapids, for two years and given the privilege of paying his fine in small amounts. His driver's license was revoked pending successful completion of a drink- ing driver's course, which he has already done. Keck was convicted of drunk driving by a .district court jury Feb. 13 and his sentencing was continued from Feb. 27 to the present time while he cooperated in treatment at Area 6 service center, Marshalltown. However, his counselor reported to Judge Hyland Friday that Keck drank both beer and whisky and did not stay oil Antabuse as directed. Keck admitted this to Judge Hyland. In granting suspended sentence and parole, Hyland con- sidered Keek's lack of a prior record, concurrence of the Intern Assistant County Attorney Donald Juhl and Keek's em- ployment with a construction company at Eagle Grove. He drives to Toledo for weekends. 20 YEARS AGO The U.S. called on all nations partici- >ating in the Geneva conference o back France's appeal for a cease-fire at Dien Bien Phu to icrmit evacuation of vounded soldiers from the be- ieged Indo-China fortress. uJht (Srimr fisptlifi ffiaztltr Established In 1883 by The Goielte Co. and published doily and Sunday ot 500 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Postage paid at Subscription rates by carrier U cents a week. By mall: Night edition and Sunday 6 Issues S2.3S a month, 524 a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 issues S2.50 a month, J25 a year. Other states and U.S. territories WO a year. No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Gaiette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- sively to the use tor republlcatlon ot all the local news printed in this per as well as all AP news dispatches. Wreckage Pins Driver Thrown From His Car WHAT CHEER Richard Mc- Donald, 18, of What Cheer was in fair condition Monday at Uni- versity hospitals, Iowa City from injuries received in a one-car ac- cident early Saturday. Investigating officers said Mc- Donald's car rolled on top of him after he was thrown from the vehicle. The car had gone into a ditch off highway 21 a mile north of What Cheer. He was first taken to Keokuk county hospital, then trans- ferred to Iowa City. The car was demolished. New Principal For St. John's Of Independence INDEPENDENCE The Rev. Kenneth B. Gehling, presently guidance counselor at Colum- bus high school in Waterloo, will succeed the Rev. Donald Schmitt as principal of St. John's high school here. On July 9 Father Schmitt will become principal of LaSalle high school in Cedar Rapids. He has also been serving the St. J.'ary's Catholic church parish in Hazle- lon, where he has been residing. Father Gehling will reside at St. John's rectory at Independence. BARRY L. BENNETT Home Phone 364-2166 Office Phone 363-8223 AMERICAN MUTUAL LIFE A reward of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS is hereby offered to the person or persons who furnish sufficient information to secure the arrest and conviction of the parties responsible for the theft of copper wires from the electrical transmission distribution lines of the EASTERN IOWA LIGHT AND POWER COOPERATIVE. PROBABLE FACTS The copper thieves are a group of 3 to 5 individuals. Use a cutting device on a pole to cut the copper wire from the ground, generally located within 30 feet of the county roads. Usuallly operate during the night hours. Lay in along the roadside or ditches while traffic is passing to avoid detection. After cutting the wire from the utility poles, it is rolled in the ditch and loaded by coils onto a waiting vehicle. Operate with lookouts and walkie-talkie radios in the area of the intended theft. The information required by this offer MUST be furnished to SECURITY Arts Building, Davenport ,owl (Phone: or if time is of the essence activities to local peace officers. report any suspicious EASTERN IOWA LIGHT AND POWER COOPERATIVE This offer ends November 1 1974. ;