Tuesday, May 14, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa State Mobile By Harrison Weber DKS MOI NKS I IDI-A) A itorm is brewing in Iowa over proposed wind tolerance standards for mobile homes. The state building code council Las under consideration a proposal to require mobile homes sold in Iowa to be able to withstand winds of hurricane proportions. The iowa Mobile Housing Institute jf> opposing the proposed standard, claiming that wind gusts in Iowa rarely ex coed HU miles an hour, well below hurricane force Public Hearing The council will hold a public hearing on the matter Friday at Id a rn in the Grimes stale office building at Des Moines. However, the council is not expected to make its Firm Selects Alternate Site land west of Modcomp Homes, Inc., in northeast Independence 1 The new firm, which will em J ploy about 40 persons initially, j originally had announced plans to build on the proposed indus trial park near Bland boulevard in southwest Independence Since that time, soil samples revealed the 74-acre tract is unsuitable to hold foundations required for industrial types of buildings. The industrial development corporation is currently nego Hating for additional property near the new location of the Stealgard firm for an alternate i industrial park site. (leater said construction will begin as soon as weather permits, possibly vet this week The new firm will engage in heavy steel and stainless steel fabrication. By Donna Jones INDEPENDENCE - Duane (ieater, president of the new Stealgard, Inc., firm has announced the company will construct a 32,000-square foot building on an eight-acre tract of Winneshiek Board Authorizes Embargo By Doris Ahern DECORAH — The Winneshiek county board of supervisors Monday authorized the county engineer to embargo any rock surfaced road on which excess traffic results from having highways 9 and 52 closed. These two highways have been closed during the last weeks for new paving construction. Highway 9 is closed west from Decorah to Cresco; highway 52, north from Decorah to the Minnesota line The hoard’s action empowers the county engineer to restrict axle loads on county roads to five tons whenever road conditions indicate such a limit is needed. The board also approved a class B beer permit and a cigaret license to Veronica Schneberger, Festina, and another class B beer permit to Myron Peterson, Highlandville. Commodity Futures WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen Dick Clark (D-lowai Monday urged the senate agriculture committee to adopt legislation creating a fully independent federal agency to regulate rom-modity futures markets. Clark said a full-time commission could prevent market mampula- " lion by large traders or during £hf (Lfbtir ftapibfl (foufttf distorted panics, and could ' more accurately reflect supply    TXTfaXS? and demand essential to pricing S7406 s,con * (l0M p otw po many food products. Deferred Sentence On Marijuana Count MANCHESTER — D i s t r i ct Judge Carl Kenline, May 3, deferred the sentence of James L. Haynes. Manchester, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Haynes was placed on probation until May 3. 1975, court records show, at which time the probation officer will report to the court lf there have been no violations of probation. 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SE    3(3 IS/I In Iowa City, Call 338-9747 Jets Fauchinr, Owner-Operutor Home decision on the wind standard until May 30 The standard would apply to factory built homes and mod ular units as well as mobile homes The ihsue has sparked a question as to the authority of Kenneth C Henke, director of the state division of municipal affairs in the office of plan n i n g and programming Henke is responsible for the administration of the stale building code The question at hand is who Standards Storm Brewing llerike its asking the attor nev general s office tor an opinion to clear up what he says is a “gray area ” Tho standards for regular housing, referred to in the trade as “stick built,” call for structures to be able to with stand pressure of 25 pounds per square foot Mobile homes designed for 20 YEARS AGO Communist Hungary’s shoe industry made women s footwear from the skins of chicken legs and tor keys Iowa have been built to with stand 15 pounds of pressure per square foot. Hurricane Standard The hurricane wind st an dard for mobile homes stems from the council trying to apply the same standard to both permanent homes as well as mobile homes But the issue gets sticky because standards tor ‘ (stick built” homes are voluntary, while the standards for mobile homes arc mandatory Proper tie downs for mobile homes are part and parcel of the problem. Some states require that mobile homes he equipped with straps arid tied down to ground anchors. Iowa does not The question of possible legislation wae, broached in the recent legislative session by State Reps Robert Krause (D-Fentonj and Joseph Rinas < I) Marion j Since a proper tie-down can cost upwards of $250, the question is how far to go with new regulations or laws. Should only new mobile home owners be required to comply, or should everyone? Ibis leads to the question of inspections, should they be handled locally or bv the state? Although no legislative action was taken, there are indications that an interim study committee will be created to study the problem further. There are over 2(H),(Mid mobile homes in Iowa with another 7.(HH) being added annually. Olympia Pr**tng Company. Olympia Washington *Ol.V* a Wind OLYMPIA All Olympia cans and bottles are recyclable Harrison Weber is responsible lur seeing that mobile homes are properly secured — stale or local officials. ♦£ m FILLED BY OLYMPIA f pot The name’s Olympia Beer. But our friends call us Oly. And it you’ve traveled around the country, we may already be friends. Or there’s a good chance somebody might have brought you a six-pack of ice cold Oly to share. Anyway, we’re here now and we think you’re going to like us. Olympia Beer. You owe it to yourself. •Its the Water ' ' SOI Vt NI properties of oo« us to AI I AIR PERFECTION «N (HE A - r fWL IU CONTENTS 12 FIBK