Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 24, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Polk Sheriffs Office Criticized for Lax Procedures; Prisoner Armed By Harrison Welter DBS MOINES I'olk county sheriff's office luis been sliurply criticized by the stale's aide for lax security procedures in transporting prisoners to statu penal inslitiitioii.s. The critieisiii, in part, stems from an incident at the Kort Miiilison penitentiary in which a prison official discovered that a prisoner being received from county had a four- inch hunting knife on his per- son. Warden I MI Brewer asked Citizens' Aide Thomas Mayer lo investigate the incident, which occurred May 1. Carricil hy Prisoner An investigation hy Mayer disclosed the knife had been among the prisoner's personal belongings at the lime he was arrested by the DCS Moines police department. The knife was in a sack of properly which was placed in the automobile used lo trans- port Hie prisoner to Fort Ma- dison, Mayer reported. This sack, he added, was carried by the prisoner when he went into the penitentiary complex. Upon arriving at the pcni- Harrison Weber lenliary, the prisoner was turned over lo the prison reg- istrar for custody and normal processing, which includes a "shake-down." During this procedure, according to Mayer, the prison registrar was called out of the room to answer a long distance tele- phone call. Upon bis return he noticed among the prisoner's personal effects a knife shealh. Check- ing further he discovered the knife. Left Institution At that point, the registrar stepped out of the room and inquired whether the Polk county deputy was still in the institution. Told that he was not, the registrar then asked if the deputy had informed anyone that the prisoner had a weap- on among his personal belong- ings. The registrar was told nothing had been said about such a weapon, Mayor report- ed. When questioned by the citi- zens' aide, the prisoner in- dicated the Polk county depu- ty knew the knife was there and had even warned the in- mate "not to cut himself with according to Mayer. Ixiw Rhodes, chief deputy for I'olk Sheriff Ham Wise, promptly responded to the cit- izens' aide report. Knife Fell Out The deputy involved, Rhodes reported, said he al- lowed the prisoner to carry his personal belongings into the penitentiary. While in the presence of the registrar, ac- cording to the deputy, a hunt- ing knife with a four-inch blade fell out of the prisoner's property package. The deputy said he put the knife, along with the prison- er's belongings, in the place provided by the registrar. "Isn't this a hell of a thing to be in a prisoner's the deputy recalls telling the registrar. I'olk county Chief Judge Gibson C. Holliday has issued an order to the effect that any weapon or contraband will be taken from a prisoner in I'olk county and not returned until the individual has served his entire sentence. Responsibility In addition. Rhodes said he has issued orders that prison- er's properly will be carried in the trunk of the transport- ing vehicle and will he turned over to the penitentiary's reg- istrar by the deputy deliver- ing the prisoner. Rhodes also noted in a letter to the citizens' aide that he and Sheriff Wise have been responsible for the Polk county sheriff's office for only three months. "In that three months, this is the first complaint we have had from any lie said. "I have absolutely no way of knowing whether these people have been lax in their duties. I have searched the files, and have found no other complaints. I will assure you that any complaints made lo this office will be invesligated and corrected. The Cedar Kaplds Gatetle: Frl., May 21. 1974 C Blouin Lists 1973 Taxes; Reports Family Net Worth DUBUQUE-Democratic candidate for the nomination to U.S. congress, 'State Sen. Mi- chael Blouin (D-Dubuque) Fri- day released a copy of his 1973 slate and federal income lax forms and a statement of net worth. In a statement, Blouin said, "This year's disclosure of our income tax form is a continua- tion of a practice which I began in ID71 when I became the first officeholder in the slate of Iowa 7. to lay' tax records open to the public. "At that time, I stated that such disclosures were necessary ly it politicians were ever to re- store credibility in government again. I still firmly believe such efforts are necessary and, Iherefore, have continued this practice." The Blouin family income for 1973 totaled which included Blouin's legislative sal- ary of and his commis- sions from Inc., minus expenses of Also included in the total are his wife's -teaching salary of from Ihe Dubuque Community schools and her leg- islaliye-'secretary's salary of On their, federal income lax form, the Blouins, filing a. joint return, took itemized deductions of and exemptions on four people of On their remaining1 taxable income of .the Blouins paid in.federal taxes. On their state income tax form, the Blouins filed separate- on a combined return and took itemized deductions of a taxable income of Afler taking a tax credit of for four individu- als, they paid in state in- come taxes. Blouins also released his fam- ily's net worth of This included assests of and debits of Downtown and Lindale Plaza Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center Iowa City Closed Monday for Decoration Day iX'ir MM STOP DANDELIONS SALE ENDS Wednesday, May 29 Controls 41 lawn weeds Provides long-lasting feeding Satisfaction guaranteed or money back 803 Third Ave.SE Dolivory 364-4176 HOURS: Mon., Thiirs., Frl. 9AMlo9PM Wort., Sal. 9to 5 Sun. 12 Noon to 5 Closed Mnmorinl Day CHOICE OF TANK TOP OR GRUQ STYLE SHIRT WITH DOZENS OF DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM SPECIAL HEAT TRANSFERENCE WILL NOT WASH OUT TRANSFER FREE WITH SHIRT PURCHASE Size 4 to 6x with transfer. Size 7 to 14 with transfer 3.00 3.50 It's It's And, oh so hip! It's the latest in zingy, zany and fun wearables. Choose your favorite saying. Or, pick a pretty design. It's almost like creating your own style of dolhingi So very many looks to choose from that you'll want two or three! Great gift idea for a generation that loves to be uniquel Try out a transfer PARTIAL LISTING: THE KILUAN COMPANY, Codar Rapids, Iowa 32406 Jean Joyce, Personal Shopper: Pleaso send mo the following transfer and shirt 3V. stale soles tax and 75c lo cover postage and handling. 1. U.S. Female 2. U.S. Male 3. Lot's Boogie 4. Flower Child 5. Boone's Farm Wine 6. Big Bow Tie 7. Bud Man 8. Harley-Davldion 9. Jonathan Livingston Seagull 10. Frog and Flowers 11. Keep on Truckln1 Yamaha Logo 13. Honda Wing 14. I'm a Ul Monster 15.1 Lave You 16. I'm a LlnloDoar Handling Noma.. Actdiflis Cily Stole____ D C.O.D. Z'P O CHARGE Q CASH Cedar Rapids: Downtown Third Floor and Lindalo Plaia Iowa City: Mall Shopping Center on Six at Sycamore .j ions ;