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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                he Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Tui-s., May 14. 1974 State Mobile Home Wind Standards Storm Brewing By Ison institute ......i _. Weber DKS MOINKS A slorm is brewing in Iowa.over proposed wind tolerance stan- dards Jor mobile homes. The stale building code council has under consider- ation a proposal to require mobile homes sold in. Iowa to be able lo withstand winds ot hurricane proportions. The Iowa Mobile Housing Institute IK opposing the pro- posed standard, claiming thai wind gusts in Iowa rarely ex- ceed 80 miles an hour, well below hurricane force. I'ublic Hearing 'Hie council will hold a pub- lic hearing on the matter Kri- day at 10 a.m. in the Grimes stale office building at Des Moine.s. However, (lie council is not expected to make its Firm Selects Alternate Site 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 issue has sparked a question as lo the authority of Kenneth 0. Hcnkc, director of the state division of municipal affairs in Die 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 By Dunna Jones INDEPENDENCE Duane (Sealer, president of the new Stealgard, Inc., firm has an- nounced Hie company will con- struct a build- ing on an eight-acre tract of Winneshiek Board Authorizes Embargo By Boris 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 high- ways 9 and 52 closed. These two highways have been closed during the last weeks for new paving construc- tion. Highway 9 is closed west from Decorah to Cresco; highway 52, north from Decorah to the Min- nesota line. The board's action empowers the county engineer to restrict axle loads on county roads to five tons whenever road condi- tions indicate such a limit is needed. The board also approved a ,dass B beer permit .and a cigaret license to Veronica Schneberger, Festina, and an- other class B beer permit lo Myron Peterson, Highlandville. Commodity Futures WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Dick Clark (D-Iowa) Monday urged the senate agriculture committee to adopt legislation creating a fully independent fed- eral agency to regulate com- modity futures markets. Clark said a full-time commission could prevent market manipula- tion by large traders or during distorted panics, and could more accurately reflect supply and demand essential to pricing many food products. Meeting Set MT. VERNON Alcoholics Anonymous of Mt. Vernon will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the United Methodist church. land west of Modcomp Homes, Inc., in northeast Independence. The new firm, which will em- ploy about 40 persons initially, originally had announced plans to build on the proposed indus Irial park near Bland boulevard In southwest Independence. Since that time, soil samples revealed the 74-acre tract is un- suitable to hold foundations re- quired for industrial types ol buildings. The industrial development corporation is currently nego- tiating for additional property near the new location of the Stealgard firm for an alternate industrial park site. Gealer said construction will begin as soon as weather per- mits, possibly yet this The new firm will engage in heavy steel and stainless steel fabrication. Deferred Sentence On Marijuana Count MANCHESTER-District Judge Carl Kenline, May 3, de- ferred the sentence of James L. H a y n e s Manchester, on a charge of possession of a con- trolled substance. Haynes was placed on proba- tion until May 3, 1975, courl records show, at which time the probation officer will report to the court. If there have been no violations of probation, Haynes record of arrest will be ex- punged. It was incorrectly reported in the May 4 Gazette that Haynes had received a one-year sus- pended sentence on the charge. She (Briter fertfr Established In 1883 by The Gozette Co. and published daily and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, lowo 52406. Sicond Class Postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rales by carrier n cents a week. By mall: Night edition and Sunday 6 Issues S2.25 a month, a year: Afternoon editlo having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- sively ta the use for republlcatlon of all Ihe local news printed in this newspa- per as well as all AP news dispatches. "As a woman driver, I especially appreciate our new Overhead Garage door and electric opener" Overhead Door Suggests: Let us Remodel and Renovate Your Garage...AND INSTALL AN Electric Garage Door Opener! Add a new look and a new safety feature old" garage! 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Henkc is asking the attor- ney general's olfice for an opinion to clear up what lie says is a "gray area." The .standards for regular housing, referred to in the trade as call for structures to be able to with- stand pressure of 25 pounds per square foot. Mobile homes designed for 20 YEA US AM Communist Hungary's shoe industry made women's footwear from the jskins of chicken legs and tur- Ikcys. Iowa have Ix.'cn built lu with- stand 15 pounds of pressure per square foot. Hurricane Standard The hurricane wind stan- dard for mobile homes .stems from the council trying lo apply the same standard to both permanent homes as well as mobile homes. But the issue gets sticky because standards for "stick- built" homes are voluntary, while the standards for mobile homes are mandatory. Proper tic-downs for mobile homes arc pail and parcel of Ihe problem. Some states require that mobile homes be equipped with straps and tied down to ground anchors. Iowa does not. The question of possible leg- islation was broachpd in the recent legislative session by Stale Reps. Robert Krause (D-Kenton) and Joseph Rinas 10-Marionj. Since a proper tie-down can cost upwards of the ques- tion is how far lo go with new regulations or laws. Should only new mobile home owners be required to comply, or should everyone? This leads to the question of inspections, should they be handled locally or by the state? Although no legislative ac- tion was taken, there are in- dications that an interim study committee will be creat- ed to study the problem fur- ther. There are over mo- bile homes in Iowa with an- other being added an- nually. Iowa. "NO SOLVENT PROPERTIES Of O UUS ATTAIM PERFECTION The name's Olympia Beer. But our friends call us Oly. And if 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. 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