Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 4, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 4, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8 The I odar Rapids Gazette: Tliiirs,, July 4, 1974 She's a of I “Cop ” IOWA CITY - Kathy Schoe-phoerster thought police work would be interesting, but she felt she would be unable to get into it. That was six months ago, just before she took her present job. Now Kathy is a campus security officer at the I adversity of Iowa and firsthand experience has taught her police work is challenging. But she also has found it has special problems for a woman. Kathy applied for the position of campus security officer when John Dooley, director of security and transportation at the U. of I., let it be known his department was open to women. The candidates who proved to be best qualified for two recent open-i n g s were Kathy Schoe-phoerster and Peggy School. Everyday Effort “Since starting work, both have proven to be good all-around officers and have shown special talents that the security force can use,” Dooley said. Doing a good all-around job is also important to Kathy because she does not want to feel she is reserved for spotlighting on special occasions. According to Kathy, doing a good job requires everyday effort, as there is always something new to learn. Police procedures take time, she has found. “On TV, they make it look easy — an arrest, you sign a paper and the suspect is off to jail,” she observed. “In reality each arrest begins a climb up mountains of paper work.” Kathy also finds it hard not to trust people and she has to get used to expecting the worst. Not Always Easy Because she is one of the first women on the job. there is extra pressure to succeed. “Fitting in is not always easy, especially when some men find it hard to get used to thinking that a woman can do the same job that they can,'’ says Kathy. Juvenile Justice in Iowa ‘ Documentable Failure >> DES MOINES (AID -Iowa’s juvenile justice system “is a documentable failure — a child killer.” an Illinois college professor says. "Neglect, brutalization and criminal abuse appear to have become bureaucratically legitimated,” Leon Zamorski told the Iowa Penal and Cor-r e c t i o n a I Reform interim study committee Monday. “In many Iowa counties, violations of law and legal procedure are routine at every level of the system, from police to judicial disposition.” Zamorski is on the Augus tal^ college faculty at Hock Island, Ill- Even juvenile court judges fail to observe the law, or often break it, Zamorski said in Des Moines. Testimony He was one of a dozen persons testifying before the committee which is charged with examining the state’s juvenile system and its laws. A somewhat differing view to Zamorski’s was taken by juvenile probation officer Carl Noltze, Sioux City. He said he does not “see much wrong with the current juvenile law. The biggest fault: 'I’oo many people don’t read it,” Another witness said “the problem is not the law as it now reads, but the people administering it without knowing it.” “The general concensus of all those testifying, and I felt it too,” said Sen. Kevin Kelly I R-Sioux City) “is that the juvenile court has had a lack ot proper attention and authority.” Kelly is committee chairman. Adequate Safeguards “We’ve placed more importance on money damages, and lawsuits of that nature, than New Life for Old Equipment For her, being accepted as an equal is important, running deeper than surface nicety. Subtle actions sometimes show it is going to take time for some men to ‘work with a woman security officer as an equal, Kathy thinks. On campus, Kathy finds students either fail to give her uniform a second look or else they turn away as if to say, "I didn’t see what I saw, did I ” Campus patrols tend to be routine, with as much emergency and first-aid work as police work. Kathy thinks students generally have a good attitude toward campus security because they see it more as a service than a menace. Problems generally center around theft, which is high in September, when freshmen discover their hometown tradition of unlocked doors just invites trouble, other work centers around vandalism, excessive noise, parking violations, family disputes and sex crimes. Kathy Schoephoerster ... mountains of paperwork.. In sex crimes, women are most commonly the victims, resulting in an emotional state that can make it easier for a female officer to gather facts. Kathy also spends time talking with campus women’s groups about problems with which male officers have had less experience. Kathy thinks there are times in police work when a woman is more inclined to work out problems by diplomacy rather than resort to the kind of force that often escalates the difficulty. "That Figures” As for Kathy’s husband, George, who is a premedical student, he says having his wife a "cop” is okay, if that’s what she wants. When her parents, Mr. and I Mrs. Fred Gorman of Fort | Dodge, heard about Kathy’s police work, their response ’ was, “That figures!” Not that they ever pictured their daughter in a police- AMES (AP) — Many dis-carded dairy equipment pieces now make desirable antiques or collector’s items, says A. R. Porter, former professor of dairy science at Iowa State university. Although these antiques may appear only decorative or unusual to city dwellers, Porter said they bring back memories to dairymen. The ox yoke is one of the best known antiques. More rarely seen or recognized but also a valuable antique is the iron shoe for oxen, he said. Cow bells are now rare but may be found in various sizes and types, he added. Many Forms Milking stools, formerly an important part of milking operations, came in many forms and are now collector’s items. The four-legged stool, a variation of a box, and the one-legged stool constructed from two boards nailed to form a “T” were common forms, said Porter. Three-legged stools also were popular and have been recently copied by furniture man’s cap, but they recalled that she always liked a challenge. After working as a meter maid, bank teller and clothing store clerk, Kathy finds being a police officer is a challenge. Kathy also goes to class part-time, majoring in social work, which she feels will provide a good background for the police work that she would like to make a career. Whatever else results from having women security officers at the U. of I., police radio communication is now punctuated by “please” and "thank you,” and it wasn’t six months ago. I--1 Westmar Honor Roll LE MARS — Westmar college j has named students to the honor roll for the recently completed; academic semester. Eastern | Iowans who received at least a 3.25 gradepoint were: Montour — Betty Jo Hinegardner: Sheldon — Leah Mac Pepple; Van Horne — Kav Erland. Two Honored As "River Rats" McOREGOR — John P. Biekel sixth annual River Rat Rally in of McGregor and J. Alvin Lacrosse June 22. Dru’yor of Prairie du Chien be- Th were named «Great came Honorary Life Members _. of the Loyal Order of Wisconsin- Rlver Rats ■ cltatlons Mississippi River Rats at the lazing their activities to im-—  -----    —    prove the areas along the river. Acciciani Primly    Bickel was honored for his di- HSSlMalll UvUll.j reckon of the restoration of old Attorney Gained bu,ldin£s in McGregor. Dru’yor *    I    was cnm 1XDEPENDENCE- was commended for his service Allen Van- as chairman of the Wisconsin manufacturers for use as fireplace seats. Channel Islands Milk cans, now rare, may be found as planters, gaily decorative items or with padded tops. More rare are milk jugs, used on the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, said Porter. These jugs are oval in shape with a small neck and tight-fitting cover. Many restaurants have replicas of these as well as cream cans for use as cream containers at tables. Porter said the old dasher churn made from cookery or wood is truly a collector’s piece. Separator Tanks The barrel churn and the glass “Daisy” churn are also sought by collectors. Tanks from cream separators may be seen on stumps of fence posts and often contain geraniums, petunias or other flowers. The frame of the separator may support a mail box or we have in adequate safeguards and the future for the youth of the state,” Kelly said. Kelly said 50 percent of the adult offenders in Iowa “had prior juvenile experience within the juvenile court system, and 50 percent of all crimes committed in Iowa are committed by juveniles.” Kelly said his committee “will completely go over the juvenile system, re-examine it, take testimony and study the use and needs of facilities. We’ll look into the probation department, juvenile probation services, administration, courts and laws regarding neglect of children and delinquency.” Study Whole System "We’ll study the whole juvenile system from the moment a juvenile comes into contact with the system, whether it be because of an act he’s done, or because of moves to protect him and his rights, as in abuse and neglect cases.” District Court Judge Leo Coberger, Des Moines, spoke on the aspects of moving away from juvenile courts and toward family courts, “with a full-time district court judge whose sole responsibility would be the family,” Kelly said. "At the next meeting, July 16 in Des Moines, we’ll take the material we got today and try to analyze it and get a view of the committee as to where we want to go. Then we’ll begin drafting laws we want if that’s our choice.” and as a commission member since 1938. The organization awarded the der Hart, 28 has been named Great River Road Commission decorate an entryway, assistant to county attorney in Buchanan county, succeeding Robert Pattee, jr.,    who    has, „ served in that position for the; C1^atl0n)s t0 *be ™en /or P1”0™0*' last year-and-a-half.    The    Bu- in&    clean    land,    clean rivers chanan county board    of super- and clean    fun    in    the area visors approved the appoint-'through their services. merit Tuesday, effective    im-1 The    River Rats    is    an organi- mediateh    zation of 1.500 members inter- Vander Hart this week joined in orderly land use and County Attorney Daryl E. Rob- scenic improvements along the erts in the practice of law here.' Mississippi. He is a 1973 graduate from the j University of Iowa college of) law and had been practicing in I Anita. Other items sought by collectors include wooden butter molds, covered butter dishes, horn weights, pint and quart milk bottles, wood or wire bottle cases, antique ice cream freezers and cheese making equipment. Porter said if any of these items are found, consider their worth as historical items. Area I Voc-Tec Enrollment Up CALMAR - Enrollment at Area One Vocational-Technical school has risen from 3,873 students in 1970 to 17,380 in ’1973, according to an audit released by State Auditor Lloyd Smith. Total cost of all Area One programs had risen to $2,050,838 in 1973 as compared to $926,915 in 1970, Smith’s audit shows. As of June 30, the school had added $641,915 in fixed assets during the last year, bringing total investment to $3,612,165.56. VuV Feel more secure at your next - barbecue \ Register for one of two FREE ELECTRIC GRILLS to be given away Tuesday, July 30 One each at Marion and Monticello. 2-Fe. Barbecue Tong Set Free \ ■    When    you    open    a    $250    Savings Account or add $250 Savings to your present Savings Account. 3-Pc. Barbeque Tong y z Set Free When you open a $5,000 Savings Account or add $5,000 to your present Savings Account. LIMIT—I GIFT PER FAMILY Any account withdrawn before 90 days will have the cost of the premium deducted. RATES PAID ON SAVINGS J Type of Account Rate Minimum Deposit Term Requirement Regular Passbook None Astro Passbook 5%% $100.00 $1, 90 Days WM One Year Certificates* 6%% $1,000.00 30 Months m% $1,000.00 INSURED fc SYS* 1135 7th. ave., Marion, 377-^381 III E. Isl St., Monticello. 165-5106 « ;

  • A. R. Porter
  • Betty Jo Hinegardner
  • Carl Noltze
  • Daryl E. Rob
  • Fred Gorman
  • J. Alvin Lacrosse
  • John Dooley
  • John P. Biekel
  • Kathy Schoephoerster
  • Kav Erland
  • Kevin Kelly
  • Leah Mac Pepple
  • Leo Coberger
  • Leon Zamorski
  • Lloyd Smith
  • Robert Pattee
  • Van Horne
  • Vander Hart

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 4, 1974

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