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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Tim Cedar Rapids Gazette: May t, 1974 Indians Cite Tama Problems TAMA Approximately 40 of the Sac and Fox tribal coun- by John Speer HARVEY MAJOR, right, American Indian Movement spokesman from Des Moines, addressed the Tama city council at its meeting Monday'night. Wellman Parents Protest School Dates WELtMAN Approximately 65 to 70 parents were present at the Mid Prairie school board meeting Monday evening to present a petition requesting a change in the fall school open- ing date. Soil Found Unsuitable For Bui INDEPENDENCE-Plans for an industrial park to be located in southwest Independence were recently curtailed after soil samples revealed the land would not be suitable to hold foundations used for, industrial type buildings. Announcement of the selection of another parcel land is ex- pected possibly later this week by the Industrial Development Corp., according to President PaulGreif. In January, the corporation announced plans to buy'a 74 acre tract of land from the Greeriley Development Corp. al an acre. Final negotiations on the con- tract had not been completed awaiting the results of the soil samples. A new firm, Stealgard, Inc. which will employ about 60 per- sons, had announced plans to build on the industrial park. An official of the firm Tues- day said the company intends to erect its square foo building at the new location, yel to ;be announced. Business men and other area residents had raised over on a loan basis to the development corporation for the construction of an industria park, i Weapons Charge COUNCIL BLUFFS (UPI) One worker was arrested -Mon day for carrying a concealec weapon, and several rock-throw ing incidents took place at the Beefland International packing plant where workers were strik- ing in nearly full force. Polict said Ollie James Davis, Omaha was booked for carrying a con cealed weapon in a sack on lh( front seat of his car while driv ing to work. Pickets apparentlj notified police of the gun. Davi told officers he needed the 2 cal pistol "for self-protection in regard to the strike going on ou here." Don't lose time locating a los ilr-m. Find it fast with a wan ad. Dial 398-8234. OJIjf (fetor Sopite 500 SE. Ctdor Roplds, Iowa 52406. Second Clem Poitose paid Cedar Iowa. No denoted In Gaielte carrlerjervlct. Tom Jirsa, rural Kalona, rep-would be no significant change esenting. the Mid Prairie Barents, offered an alternative ate of Aug. 26, to replace the Aug. 22, date set by the school fficials, The. petition which had been irculated earlier, was offered o the board in evidence that of 09 responses, 427 voted for the hange of date. Expresses Surprise Board member Logan Reif, (alona, expressed surprise that his many people could get to- gether' on this subject, when more important things like re- cent salary increases and ele- mentary school improvements don't generate any interest. Following the presentation .of he petition, Jirsa requested "an answer before we disburse." Trie board then suggested i an alternative date of Aug. 28, a veek later than the set date with the school possibly closing n June. At this point members of the audience rose to object. Compact Year Claiming the later closing date would interfere with farm work, Bible school, camps and job op wrtunities, a suggestion was of- 'eredi from the floor that the school year be compacted to in sure students of full summer vacation. Board members were then called upon for their persona response to the petition. They were in general agreement of a date change. Another compromise was of 'ered. An opening date of Aug 28, a closing date of. May 30 with the school administration jeing allowed to adjust the va cations during the school year. With this compromise, there n the number of days involved. Agreement An impromptu poll was taken n the audience. It indicated greement with the offer. The ew school dates were put to a ote of the board and approved. Jirsa said there were nu- merous reasons for the request- d change asking for a later peningdate: The major concerns were that o the parents' knowledge, sev- ral surrounding schools had set later starting date and that vith the Aug. '22 date there would be "innumerable inconve- such as interruption if late summer activities. The parents also questioned of starting school on 'hursday instead of Monday, The boaril responded thai eachers generally feel Thurs- day is a better starting day lecause students can become iriented and difficulties can be vorked put before the ful school week begins. Citizens' Committee Upon suggestion by the board AUTO PAINTING Since 1937 ANY CAR FOR ONLY ANY CAR 1 COLOR COMPLETE BODY 1 FENDER REPAIR WORLD'S UDCEST PMHTER STILL AMERICA'S BiGGEST BARGAIN! 1000 2ND AVE. S.E. 366-7544 JKOTO Room FOR ANY DRAINAGE FAILURE SEWER SERVICE 365-2243 (resident, Warren Schaefer, a notion was presented that the ward and the superintendent of school appoint a citizens com- mittee to meet with school of- at the beginning of the year now, living in Des Moines. 'icials in the future, especially Indians, among them represen- tatives of the American Indian Movement attended a meeting of the Tama city coun- cil Monday night and asked, "What arc you going to do about treatment of Indians in "Several Indians here have complained to headquarters of AIM about the treatment they get said Harvey Major, president of the Des Moines chapter of AIM who was spokes- man for the group. "They have our full Major said. "AIM will not toler- ate abuse to Indians here, par- ticularly racism, bigotry and discrimination." Major spoke of the alterca- tion between Indians and while men on Tama's main street last summer. "The as- sailants went unpunished or got very little. It Is time the law stepped in and did some- thing about (tie motorcycle gang that terrorizes Indian people or we will do it for Major told the city council. "Mesquakie people asked us to come here and we will sup- wrt them in every way. It wii: )e a long hot Major said. Other AIM representatives a ihe meeting were Aaron Two Elk, Cedar Rapids, stale coor- dinator for AIM, and Nathan of the Mesqua kie Indian settlement here, a member of the slate AIM boarc ell were present. They would he given an opportunity to express Ihemselves if any were there. Bear said Ihe tribal council dots not seem to he concerned with what goes on in town. Austin Leaf of the settlement said they were invited to come but they did not. "They are only concerned with what Is within the boundaries of the settlement. The people here come to town every Lea! said. Major filed various methods protest without violence thai ay be used, such as shutting f Ihe railroad and highway rough the Indian settlement or lulling businesses, w h i c h ighl hurt the Tama people. vhen the calendar is made. The motion was unanimously ap- proved. In other action the hiring of hree instructors was approved. )ne is Peter J. Spoden, Tipton, ugh school boys and Wellman elementary physical education nstrucior and head boys base- ball basketball coach. Mayor James Sorensen pre sided at the council meeting am said he had a letter from Jim mie Ward of the Indian settle ment, Major, Bear and Debbj Youngbear, Tama, saying the group would come to the meet ing. Councilwoman CI e o MelSc asked the group if any member TEEN LINE An additional private lineendsfrayed tempers, missed calls. Order from yourtelephone business office orask any telephone employee. (3) Northwestern Bell Open Wed. 9 to 5 Thurs. 9 to 9 SMUIEKOFF'S It looks and feels like no other carpet youVe ever experienced c1ion TTienewcarpetmBteipaeliorrr (Armstrong Choose From 15 sophisticated colorations. Walk barefoot on Grand Noble, and experience the extravagantly "Silky- soft" feel. The fibers are densely packed, so you walk only, on the tips. where they're the softest... the most luxurious. 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Uilng Park and Shop Plan Carpel Depf. 2nd Floor Major told the council about an Indian who was (old after he drank three beers in a tavern in Tama that he wouldn't be served any more beer because he had had enough to drink. "This is an insensitive commu- nity. And we are going to meet with Toledo he said. When he asked the city coun- cil, "A tavern license can be yanked, can'! he was told the city council cannot because Ihe stale had the authority. A Tama man was denied a license by Ihe city council but he wenl lo Ihe stale and obtained Ihe license, a councilman told Major. Councilman Richard Burnes (old the group that efforts arc being made to curb the motor- cycle outfit. "If you have any suggestions in regard to this, we are open to hear Burnes said. Shortly before the group left, Major announced, "Seems Hie city council is powerless. We are wasting our time here. Thank you for your time anyway. We will leave and caucus." 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