Monday, July 8, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Phone Your Insurance Agent For Details. A Public Service Announcement of: AAC Whipple Winterberg Pf Shepard Division of Frank H. Hall & Co., Inc. 400 Iowa Theatre Bldg.    Phone    365-7515 $23 Million in Viet Bonuses Paid By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (ICfi 5 A) -Over $23 million has already been paid in Vietnam bonuses to Iowans. Hay J. Kauffman, executive secretary of the Icava bonus board, reports checks have been issued to 66.565 of the 92,359 applicants. The bonuses paid have averaged $351.89. In 1973, the legislature appropriated $28 miHlion for bonuses to veterans of the Vietnam conflict; this was supplemented with a 83 million appropriation duri/ng the 1974 general assembly. I f applications dwindle, Kauffman believes the. $31 million appropriation will be Motorist Fined $300 For Drunk Driving TOLEDO—DruTel Lynn Duha-chck, 25, Grenville, 111., formerly of Tama, was fined $300 and costs by Judge James ll. Carter when he pled guilty in Tama count;; district court to drunk driving. His driver's license was suspended for 120 days. Duhachek was arrested April 13 by a state trooper on highway 30 a half mile west of Toledo afbir his car was seen weaving back and forth across the center line to the shoulder four times* the trooper said. sufficient to process and pay all of the claims. Rut claims are still coming in sporadically, anywhere from 60 to 160 a week. 661 Beneficiaries Veterans have until June 30, 1977, to apply for the Vietnam bonuses. Claims have been paid to 65,504 living applicants and to 661 beneficiaries. The bonus board has disallowed claims to 1,572 living veterans and to the beneficiaries of 19 veterans. Reasons for rejecting the claims vary. For example, those in service between July I, 1958, and Aug. 4, 1964, are eligible only for Vietnam area service at the rate of $17.50 a month. Many of the applications denied, Kauffman related, have been turned down because the person did not have any Vietnam service; none of the other service during this time period is compensiblc. Applications Denied People who were in military service from Aug. 5. 1964, to June 30, 1973, are eligible for $17.50 a month for Vietnam area service and $12.50 a month for other service, up to a maximum of $500. Between Aug. 5, 1964, and June 30, 1973, a veteran who did not serve in Vietnam is entitled to $12.50 a month, up to a maximum of $300. “The board has also denied quite a few applications because the person received a bad discharge, not with honor,” Kauffman reported. Another reason for some claims being rejected, Kauffman noted, is because the person did not serve a minimum of 120 days on active duty. “A number of applicants have bo- been turned down cause the individual was on active duty for training purposes only. They served for six months and then went back on reserve status,” Kauffman said. Also, if a person received a Vietnam bonus in another state, that individual is not eligible to receive a bonus from Iowa. Hearing Asked on Drunk Driving Count TOLEDO — Ix^wis It. Bacon, 53, Tama, charged with drunk driving, appeared Friday before Magistrate John Felts and requested a preliminary hearing, which was set for July 19. Information against him was filed by a state trooper. He is free on personal recognizance. Two county attorney informations were filed in Tama county district court, the first against Thf* Cedar Rapid* 5 I Gazette: Mon., July 8, 1974 Sen. Doderer Named T r* I • I I A I    ll • J. Hearing Is July 19 IO Cf]//u Abuse Unit On Marijuana C< DES MOINES - Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu has appointed state Sens,. Kevin Kelly (R-Sioux City) and Minnette Doderer (D-lowa City) to the Iowa council on child abuse information. Created by the legislature in 1974, the council will oversee the Harvey Eugene Powers, 29, Ta-,    .    ,    ,    ....    . ma, charging him with drunk operate of the new child abuse driving. Powers appeared be- information registry. The regis Candidates Disagree Over Contributions Mezvinsky Would Tighten Bill To Reform Financing WASHINGTON — Congress- should also include provisions to man Edward Mezvinsky of encourage small contributions Iowa’s First district is a to campaigns. They plan to pro- .    ,    ,.    pose an amendment to do so. member    of    a    bipartisan    group The amendment would pro . in the house working DES MOINES (UPI) - Candidates for governor and the U.S. senate in Iowa over the weekend clashed over the question of whether candidates should be allowed to spend their own money to get elected. Rep. John Culver, the Democrat running for the senate, said he plans no personal financial contributions to his campaign. His Republican opponent, David Stanley, Muscatine, said he and his family will donate the maximum legal amount of $35,000. The 1972 Federal Campaign Financing act prohibits candidates for the U.S. senate to contribute more than $35,000 to the campaign. In the gubernatorial race, Democrat James Schaben, Dunlap, contributed directly to his primary campaign and reportedly will contribute in the general election. Republican Gov. Robert Ray reportedly, plans no personal contributions to his reelection campaign. Schaben and Ray both opposed putting a ceiling on how much a candidate can spend on his own campaign. A special study committee in the Iowa legislature is considering a proposal to put limits on personal campaign spending, along with other possible campaign reforms. The chairman of the committee, State Sen. Willard Hansen of Cedar Falls, contends there should be a personal spending limit. fore Magistrate John Felts and was released on personal recognizance. He was arrested by a state trooper June 29 on highway 30 east of Tama. The other information charges Bryce Maclean Fisher, 51, of try was created in the state department of social services to Marijuana Count TOLEDO—Preliminary hear-lings were set for July 19 at |    |2:30 p.m. for two Marshalltown I men when they appeared before Minnette    Wf*    , 'Wk 1 Magistrate George Stein on Doderer    wT    jP charges of possession of a con trolled substance, namely one plastic bag containing marijuana and one pipe. Robert Craig Buschbom, 18, and John Dean Fowler, 18, were ficial is selected by the gover- arrested July 4 while they were nor, as are two private citizens attending motorcycle races in investigate suspected cases »f „ ot connected wilh , aw cnforce . : Indian Village township west of physical abuse. The appointments to the nine-member council are effective 5 Turner Alley SE, Cedar Rap- immediately. Council members t    j Montour. Tama County Deputy '    *    _ .    Nick Kriegcl said marijuana The commissioner of the state was jaggedly found in their department cf social services, pj C k U p truck after they were ids, with drunk driving June 23. serve at the pleasure of those 0 /'    also    serves    on    j nvo ] ve( j    j n    another    incident. The charge was flied by a state by whom trooper who said he saw the are made. Fisher car cross the Gladstone viaduct east on Tama completely on tile wrong side of the road. Judge James H. Carter in Tama county district court has ordered Fisher to appear for arraignment Wednesday. their appointments!^ 0 counc ^    . i The council is required by law In addition to the two state;*° mee * atteal once€a °byear. senators, two state represent-!    ” atives are appointed by the 20 YEARS AGO — Four Puer-! later after his bond was reduced speaker of the house. One dis-^to Rican terrorists, who shot up to ten percent of $1,000. trict court judge is selected by the house of representatives Fowler was released after he posted $1,000 cash bond. Buschbom was taken to the Marshall i county jail and was released the chief justice supreme court. of the Iowa March I, were given maximum Now is the time to advertise prison sentences ranging to 75 farm equipment in the want ad One local law enforcement of- years. columns. Dial 398-8234. • • SOV now. IO YEARS AGO - William °\ er Scranton said that Barry Gold-for The amendment would to ;Vide partial public funding for strengthen campaign financing senate and house candidates, reform legislation expected to Funds would be made available be taken up this month.    to match private contributions! T h. e house administration of $50 or less. 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