Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 14, 1974, Page 9

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette June 14, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., June 14, 1974 ' I IX. rn tm tx h*'*' WM Fire Safety Law Impact on Nursing Homes By Randy Minkoff DES MOI NKS (UPI) U State Fire Marshal Wilbur Johnson predicted Thursday that at least one-third of the state’s nursing and custodial care facilities may close down by the end of next year because of tougher fire safety laws. Johnson &aid the new regulations have forced the facility’s operators to report that they will likely close down by December of 1975 because of the inability to meet the new rules. Start Inspections The state and federal inspection teams will begin inspections of the nursing and custodial care homes July I, and Johnson said many operators have told him that they will “hold on until next year and then close up.” One of the key requirements; passed by the federal government is the need for sprinkler systems to be installs! in the facilities.    | Smaller Budgets Johnson said the ncrw care facilities in the state* should have little trouble complying with the sprinkler require- to.* mcnt and other safety regulations, but that the older homes in the state “will Ik: in real trouble.” Johnson said the smaller homes with capacities of 50 beds or less have smaller budgets and sometimes cannot afford to remodel their structures to comply with the new, tough federal regulations. “The court has given all homes until December of 1975 to meet the regulations and the smaller homes have the cost factor which is always a problem,” Johnson said. Additional Help To avoid duplication of effort, Johnson said state and federal inspectors will work together this year in inspect- fez i / mg the state’s nursing and custodial care homes. “We, of course, could use the additional manpower to inspect the 900 homes we have to inspect,” Johnson said. “We plan on hiring additional personnel later this summer to help out with the inspections to help ease the workload.” Johnson said the state has the right to close down any home that docs not meet with Iowa health or fire standards and that some ordered closings are expected. “We had a tremendous amount of closings last year,” Johnson noted. “We don’t know what the situation will be until we get out in the field and begin the inspections, however.” No Campaign Reports From 40 Auditors By Kristelle Petersen DES MOINES (UPI) -Forty of Iowa’s 99 county auditors have failed to file the required organizational reports on political committees and candidates, the state campaign finance disclosure commission revealed Thursday. The commission t*aid three of the reports submitted by the other 59 counties were “unreliable” and expressed concern at the large number failing to comply with the state election law; filing of reports by political committees and candidates had to be in by the May 24 deadline. More than 45 percent of the state’s 629 listed candidates did not file the mandatory financial disclosure reports and more than 20 percent of the registered political committees did not file financial reports by Thursday, the commission said. 79.8 Percent Compliance Commission Chairman Charles Rehung said only 54.3 percent of the candidates had filed financial reports by Thursday, and 79.8 percent of the political committees had complied with the state law. Rehling, who said the commission will beef up its efforts to get compliance from the auditors, added if counties do not file reports civil suits can be filed against them. The chairman, who said it is not possible to educate all 99 auditors and the 629 candidates to the regulations in only one year, said the commission has gained almost complete asperation from state candidates. Major Task He said the major task now is to get the principal candidates and their committees used to filing reports. He said the commission, which has not been policing the financial reports, plans to begin distribution of 2,000 manuals outlining the accounting procedures required under state law. In response to a Common Cause complaint of “inconsistent figures” in the financial reports of several legislative candidates, Rehling said the commission has not attempted to audit any of the reports, but is primarily concerned at • this point with just getting people to file. Uniform Standards He said, “We are just trying to get some rules laid down and manuals out so we’ll have some uniform standards and hopefully be next year this time we’ll be able to check the funds.” The “real test” for candidates or committees who fail to file or improperly list their receipts and expenses will come when their opponents publicly challenge their accounting, Rehling said. At this point, he added, the commission must rely on Wahlert Exceeds SI.5 Million Goal DUBUQUE (AP) - A Dubuque Wahlert high school fund drive has exceeded its goal of $1.5 million, according to the Most Rev. Francis Dunn, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. He said $1,529,939 has been raised in cash and pledges and more funds arc expected. The funds will be invested and the proceeds used to defray operating costs. Wahlert is the largest private high school in Iowa with an enrollment of 1,858 students. It was founded in 1959. “public interest” and the press to {xdice the reports and reveal any discrepancies, On Their Back However, once it is disclosed a candidate or organization didn’t file or filed a false report, Rehling said, “then it's our job to get on their back.” The commission ruled that political organizations which hold fund raisers for Congressional office must file reports with the secretary of state and that all statutory committees, including district conventions, must disclose their funds. Among the counties which failed to file reports are: Benton, Cedar, Clayton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn and Poweshiek. Treatment After Crash: Showers ROCK FALLS, III. (UPI) - A bus carrying 40 members of the Oskaloosa, Iowa high school band collided Thursday with a truck loaded with rendering waste, dousing both drivers and some musicians with lard but injuring nobody. The band was enroute to compete im the Midwest National high school band contest at Rock Flails high school at the time of Che accident. Police said the bus driver, truck driver and three members of the bend were taken to the hospital for a shower and leased. re- Platform Feud Faces Demos By William L. Eberline    The battle was triggered when platform’s expression of what courage and tenacity of the AMES (AP) — The Iowa Dem-s * x of th<; 23 committee the average party members Iowa Federation of Labor, the o c r a t i c platform committee! T™1*™ fl!ed.a•    believe in and what some legis-'Iowa State Education Assn. and meets here Friday night in an pUS^ as a substitute for the 50- lators and otbcr office seekers all groups who waged this 25-effort to settle a simmering feud page majority document.    think they can run on, Bartel y(‘a) battle for public employe over its proposed “grassroots”    Marijuana    Use    said    collective bargaining, the ma- platform.    1    •.    f    ..    The minority’s proposed sub- iority report says. It calls, among some 500 other;mari°[™na1    ui^r^clmdr- SUtUte “emasculates* ***** and DesP*tc the omissions in the items, for legalizing the r“-    *8    i per-l,-    removes    the    teeth’    from .    ..    * . itional amnesty for Vietnam niatfnrm Harfn| sonal use of marijuana, urn- ________„;i:._____   piattorm,    Hartel    said. war-era draft and military ser- the rn i n o r i t y report, Barbara Koerber of Ames, a committee versal and unconditional am-    and    sIods    short    of    Both    rep0rts    aPPlaud    passage    member,    said there isn’t a lot of nesty” for evasion of the draft a^manain„ „    ,    f m;iitorv by the last legislature of the difference between the two pro- or military service during the I... „ ?    .    .    •    *    public    employes    collective    bar-posed platforms. Vietnam war, and “complete    ‘    ’    gaining    law,    but    the    minority    "If    you    compare    the    two    doc- termination” of U. S. military . opt'on of the 1974 platform verSjon ieaVes out a pat on the uments, which I’ve done, I don’t ,    lo    t    n/»    mo    IAI*    i    ♦    nm    hnein/iea    fs\r>    r    I    ii    ?    «    .    >.    «    .«    «    ... aid to Southeast Asia. Sigourney School Board I ll o    ?r    back    for    the Iowa Federation of think you’ll find that much dif- 3,4f    t0    *    *    Labor    and the Iowa State Edu-Terence,” she said, convention which opens at IO catjon Association which a rn. Saturday at Iowa State university’s Hilton coliseum. Adopts Amended Budget £Z2,1&itSSKS majority report includes. Stand In Awe “We stand in awe of SIGOURNEY — The board of Baldus as high school mathe-education here approved its matics instructor, amended budget for the 1973-74 a construction bid of $45,747 school year at its regular meet- was approved for construction in philosophy from the majority’s platform. Minority Version The two reports are “ideologi- the But she criticized the minority report for sidestepping the issue of legalizing personal use of marijuana, and the majority refile port for being too bulky. Oelwein To Get New, Self-Serve of the track    from Manatt’s of tally in    line,” said Joseph    Da- Brooklyn.    mian of    Cedar Rapids, but    the A special    meeting    of    the1minority    version is shorter    and board will be held at    8    p.m. i easier to    understand. That’s not true, contended ing this week. The general fund was creased to $1,144,592 and the schoolhouse fund budget was upped to $172.2100.    Monday in the high school build-; inyi*s The increase in the ceiling for    b    Richard Bartel of Iowa City, the fbc general fund was made on    ____ platform committee chairman. Liquor Store th« recommendation of the    De    said the committee’s ma- n    state department    of public    in-    Two Escapees from    jority report is a “grassroots” OELWEIN— A new self-serve struction and the    state comp-    Marion County Cauaht    Platform because it is    a compi- liquor store will open in Oelwein troller s office to allow    the    v*uuniy v. ug    lation cf what rank    and file before the Christmas season, ac- school district to    meet the    in-    KNOXVILLE (UPI) — Marion    Democrats across the    state becoming to    state    liquor    control    creasing cost of education.    county authorities Thursday ap-    |ieve in. officials.    The board also approved    sale    prehendcd two prisoners who es- He said    the    minority    report! The modern    airconditioned    of $8°,OOO of school^ bonds to    the]    caped fpom the MaHon county    reflects the views    of Democratic First I rust and Union Savings,. si ,    ,    ,    State Chairman Tom Whitney, 1901 Graduate of Cornell Leaves $100,582 to School facility will be located next to the now Gibson center on high-bank and the Keokuk County;)3'1 bere early Thursday and re-    ^    leaders    and    somc way 150 south. The store will belate bank at 4 75 percent inter- j turned them to the facility. jcand,dates but not party designed to handle $750,000 in cst from 1975 through 1978.    Officials    said    Pat    McGinnis,    members    as    a    whole, sales yearly. The present store The Delta school building andt20, Pella, and Martin Baker, 17, handles about $500,000 annually, playgrounds will be sold to the I Creston, were apprehended at The Conflict PumiHa 1nn nmaha win! town of Delta for $1, according the Pleasantville bus depot , i,T* ’    10 a resolution approved by the build the 40 by IOO foot building .    ,    3 and lease it to the state at $733    ,, :    .    ,    . “f A a ,»    ,    i Contracts for new instructors a mon th. Parnida is the frau- aIso wcre    d (Jayton chiser for the Gibson cham. Fick and Thomas Reed were Iowa currently has 203 liquor hired as middle school instruc- stores including 62 self-serve torS) David Beaty as high school outlets.    English instructor and Donald The conflict is between the MT. VERNON - Cornell college has received a gift of $100,o82 from the estate of a 1901 graduate, the late Della Simpson Buck, who was a native of Epworth. Announcement of the bequest was made by Cornell’s acting president, Charles M. Cochran. The money will be used to establish the Della Simpson Buck scholarship fund to aid worthy Cornell students. Cochran stated, “Not only will this endowed scholarship help the college assist a greater number of deserving students, but also it will help ensure the continued ex cellence of Cornell’s educational program.” Mrs. Buck died Sept. 20, 1972, at the age of 95. The widow of Col. Charles S. Buck, a retired U. S. army officer, she had lived at Winter Park, Fla., for several years. She took her freshman year cf college at Epworth seminary, then transferred to Cornell to earn a bachelor of philosophy degree. Mrs. Buck was a member of the United Methodist church. She was also a member and past officer of Women’s Society of Christian Service, and a member of American Assn. of University Women. Expand Des Moines Airport: Consultant DES MOINES (UPI) - A cogitant firm’s report released Thursday indicated the Des Moines municipal airport should be expanded, improved and should continue to be central Iowa’s major airport. The firm, R. Dixon Speas Associates of Minneapolis, said in its report that the Central Iowa Airport Authority should begin discussions resulting in takeover of ownership and operation of the airport from the city. In addition, the report recommended that the authority should evolve a long-range plan for taking over and operating other public air-|)orts in central Iowa. The report said the most practical plan for expanding the Des Moines facility would cost $54 million. The Des Moines city council will consider the question of turning responsibility of the airport over to the authority next Monday. open until 8 pm. c First National Motor Bank /th Avenue end 3rd Street in Marion ) “lf it comes from a cow.,.it’s better if it's Dairy Maid* lr Dairy Month! ; rn rn mm good • . • special! Good Sat. Sun. Juno 15/16 Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream 97‘ c blot V\ Gallon Reg. $1.19 It's our own rich chocolate sauce, rippled deliciously into our mouth-watering vanilla ice cream . .. You'll enjoy this tasto-tr+atl ★ Peach Ice Cleam... Blackberry Cordial ★ You can heiip control pollution. . . Think Ecology—buy your milk in glass...only clean sterile glass bottl es are used by Dairy Maid! Now Store Hours-.IO a.rn.'til IO p.m. • 1526 First Ave. NE •5411 Center Pt. Rd. NE • 408 Edgewood Rd. NW • 2030 Sixth St. SW • 3219 Mt. Vernon Rd. 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  • Barbara Koerber
  • Charles M. Cochran
  • Charles Rehung
  • Charles S. Buck
  • David Beaty
  • Della Simpson Buck
  • Francis Dunn
  • Kristelle Petersen
  • Martin Baker
  • Randy Minkoff
  • Richard Bartel
  • Thomas Reed
  • Tom Whitney
  • Wilbur Johnson
  • William L. Eberline

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: June 14, 1974

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