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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The (edai Rapids Gazette: July 30, 1374 Democratic Gains: Trend May Not Last Until 76 All political signposts pair "substantial gains" for Do crats in 1974 elections, ha: hold political analyst Richard Scammon said Monday. Speaking at the Midwest err.ors Cor.fertT.ee. said this year's results are 1. ly to include a flock of new ocrahc .-eats in congress i more Demccratic governors. Research Center Rut the cause may be much related to inflation fears of a new fuel shortage to Watergate, Scammon said Scammon is director of gate, and how much is and how much of it is memories of the "as slioragt- and how much o: it is a and alienation. 1 wouldn't ;o make an estimate." He ventured no giifx-; on thf- Iii7ti presidential election and said a GOP rebound is possible. Cited Kxamplcs Scamnvn said the nomina- tions of Sen. George MeGovern by Democrats in 1972 and Sen. Barry Goldwater by Repuhli- Kconomist Gardner Ackley the governors the nation has little to fear from a major depression, b'.i! said ad- ministration policies are des- tined to prolong inflation. Johnson Adviser Ackley. professor of econom- ics at the University of Michi- gan, was the chief economies adviser to President Ljndon Johnson. "On the average, we are nei- ther worse off nor better off because of Ackley said. Gov. J James P'xon of Ne- braska, a Democrat, said he will ask the conference to urge cnangcs in federal farm pro- grams because of drouth condi- tions. Forgiveness Plan Kxon said he will ask that tar- get prices for specific crops be raised and that a former "for- giveness" provision in disaster loans be re-enacted. Kxon said drouth conditions in Nebraska are the worst since the 1930s. The conference continues through Wednesday. Scheduled Tuesday was a panel discussion on the world food crisis. Ray Knocks Ackley View On Inflation MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) j Gov. Robert Ray has taken issue with a statement from the former chairman of the. Council of Economic Advisors that inflation doesn't hurt nearly as much as people think.' "It does hurt greatly people not sitting on the Ray said Monday in response to the comment from H. Gardner Ackley. Sought Details Ackley said at the Midwest Governors Conference here what a nation cannot avoid is "stagflation" an economy with too much unemployment and too much inflation. In a discussion session later, Ray and Missouri Gov. Chris- topher Bond asked for details. Ray told Gardner he had "condemned the administra- tion for doing and not doing" and asked what course he would take. Income Policy Ackley said he thinks an in- come policy and a number of reforms to abolish law that benefit special interest groups are needed. One reform he mentioned was a change in the building codes which he said contrib- ute to inflation in the building industry. Resolutions critical of fed- eral policies on beef, wheat and dairy imports are sched- uled for consideration by the conference Wednesday. Other proposals dealing with energy questions will also be up for discussion Wednesday following a speech by Federal Energy Adminis- trator John C. Sawhill. Ray Appoints Eastern lowans DBS MOINES (AP) The appointment of three persons to the school budget review com- mittee and two to the board of physical therapy examiners was announced Monday by Gov. Robert Ray. Named to the school budget review committee were Mrs. Enid David, of Keokuk, for a two-year term; and Edgar S. Gage, of Mason City, for a three- year term. Former state Rep. Keith Vetter, of Washington, was reappointed for a one-year term. Reappointed to one-year terms on the board of physical therapy examiners were Nancy Thompson, of Ames; and Dr. William R. Whitmore. of Daven- port. Elderly Examined by U. I. Nurssnq Students IOWA CITY Health screening clinics for the elder- ly in four southeastern Iowa towns have been a project of 80 .student nurses from the University of Iowa college of nursing. During July, the students compiled case histories, took blood pressures, listened tc heart and lungs, and checked urine specimens for 331 elder- ly persons in Sigourney, Kes- wick, Wellman and Iowa City. The nurses, all enrolled in Nursing I, worked in teams of two under the supervision of eight faculty members, who referred persons found to have health problems to pub- lic health nurses in each area. Of the 186 persons seen in Sigourney and Keswick, 84 were referred for followup checking. Group Meals The clinics in Iowa City, Keswick and Sigourney were held following group meals for the elderly. In Sigourney and Keswick, students and nurses set up voting booths which they had borrowed through the county auditor's office, ad- ding sheets to provide private cubicles for tfieir examina- tions of the elderly. Some of the elderly whom the students screened hadn't been to a doctor in 25 years. The oldest person seen was 90. One eight-year-old turned up with his grandparents and was screened by a faculty member with experience in pediatric nursing. In Wellman the students screened patients in the Shenck Nursing home, of which Ezra Shenck is the ad- ministrator. Directed Screenings The Sigourney and Keswick screenings were set up after the college of nursing was contacted by Barbara Ryan, project director of the Area 15 agency on aging, and Ed Green, director of adult edu- cation at the Indian Hills Ceiling To Be Asked On Suifs Against Stafe DES MOINES (UPI) An assistant Iowa attorney gener- al said Monday he will pro- pose that the 1975 Iowa legisla- ture put a limit on how much a person can collect when suing the state. Assistant Attorney General John Beamer also said the legislature should adopt mea- sures to protect state em- ployes who are sued individu- ally while on the job. Limit Needed Beamer said the limit is needed because of the large number of lawsuits being filed against the state. He noted that 29i claims were Filed against the state in the two years following elimi- nation of the law providing the state immunity from law- suits, and added that 293 were filed in the 1971-72 period. And although the state now has five attorneys to handle lawsuits, there is a backlog of about 125 suits still pending. j Ceiling j Beamer said he probably j will ask the legislature to limit claims to He said he is not particularly set on that figure, but said it will bring the situation to the at- tention of lawmakers. Beamer said most of the suits are filed against the Iowa highway commission be- cause it is the state's biggest agency and has frequent con- tact with citizens. Other prime targets have been the department of social cervices and the Iowa conser- vation commission. Need Protection The assistant attorney gen- eral said state employes need protection because more and more arc being sued individu- ally for incidents that occur as part of their jobs. The attorney general's of- fice is responsible for defend- ing state employes who are sued, but if the employe loses the suit, he or she must pay the damages unless the legis- lature agrees to do so by a two-thirds vote. Community college. Ottumwa. Kay Zimmerman, public health nurse in Sigourney, as- sisted with arrangements. Carolyn Crowell, assistant professor of nursing at the U. of I. and course coordinator for Nursing I, directed the screenings. Each screening program opened with a half-hour pre- sentation during which a fac- ulty member explained some of the changes which take place with aging, such as changes in circulation. After screening each elderly person, students told him or her of any sign of diabetes or any other abnormality indicated by the urine examination, re- ported any finding of high blood pressure, and saw that he or she met the public health nurse in the area for followups. At Churches Clinics were held in April in connection with group meals at St. Andrews Presbyterian church and the First Method- ist church in Iowa City and at the United Presbyterian home in Washington and the Pleas- ant View home in Kalona. The students screened a total of 180 persons in the four April clinics. Students in Nursing I have screened well over 800 elderly persons since the new pro- gram got under way in Jan- uary, counting persons seen for individual interviews and those seen in clinics. Trucker Killed in 1-80 Collision BROOKLYN' Merle E. Mel- vin. -S3, of Glendale, Ariz., was [killed Monday when the east- bound semi-trailer truck he was driving ran into the rear of another semi-trailer which was pulling onto interstate 80 one mile east of Brooklyn, accord- ing to state highway patrol authorities. The driver of the other semi- trailer, Joe William Vanok, jr., 38, of Vernon, Texas, was in sta- ble condition at Grinnell Gener- al hospital Tuesday with back injuries. It was incorrectly reported by the wire services Monday that Melvin was from Peoria, 111. Two Are Named to Newspaper Posts TAMA New editors of the Tama News-Herald and the Traer Star-Clipper have been named by the owners of the Star-Clipper Co, Both editors come to Tama county from the Denison Bulle- in and Review. Ron Slechta, 32, is the new ed- tor of the Tama News-Herald iucceeding David Hynek, who managed the paper since the death of his father, John Hynek, Jan. 1960, and sold the paper in April to the Traer Star-Clipper. Hynek will continue work with he paper but possibly on a part-time basis. Paul Thompson, 32, is the new editor of the Traer Star-Clipper succeeding Tom Tuttle, who has been named to the position of executive secrtary of common cause in the state of Iowa and will assume duties at the Des Moines office of common cause Aug. 5. 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Sturdy picket and board fences now line the street, not built originally for their quaintness but because cattle were driven up the street to railhead, and gardens could not survive marauding cattle. Street lighting of the post- stored are the kerosene burn- ing lamps of that era, re- stored in detail. And they are lighted at dusk. Costumed demonstrators re- create the blacksmith's work and home life of a century ago in a town then predomin- ently Quaker in texture. Even the lawnmowers used are vin- tage 1870s, although it takes an energetic one-manpower to keep it rolling along. During the summer months, the village under restoration is open from 3 a.m. until 8 p.m. seven days a week and there are no charges. 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