Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 31, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 31, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8. Hie Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed., July 31, 1974 Future Students Learn Ropes IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa will be a familiar place to most freshmen who arrive in the fall to begin their college careers. Almost 2,000 recent high school graduates who plan to attend the U. of I and their parents were given a preview of college life this month in two-day orientation programs planned and conducted by students already enrolled in the university. Informal small groups of new students are able to discuss whatever is on their minds—from course scheduling to roommate problems — with the more seasoned student orientation leaders who “know the ropes” of university life. Students also meet with faculty advisers who check and approve the students’ course schedules for the fall, so that they may preregister for classes. Parents and students are treated to social events such as the chicken barbecue sponsored by the Iowa City chamber of commerce and the Iowa Memorial Union food service. Parents visit in faculty homes and meet with university representatives in many areas of student life for informal discussions and group get-togethers. PRACTICING RULES OF COURTESY in the line to check out books and share library resources. rn odel" library, new students stand in A MASSIVE BARBECUE PIT has been constructed at the University of Iowa to cook "Chamber of Commerce" chicken for prospective freshmen and their parents who are visiting the U- of I. in July for orientation sessions. Cooks are Chamber of Commerce members John Clark, left, and Joe Reddout, both of Iowa City. GOP: Demos Should Repay Milk Funds Bridge Opening Raucjerer Resigns Seen by Nev. ,    Dkecforship DES MOINES (UPI) - Republican State Chairman John McDonald said Tuesday night the Iowa Democratic party should repay $50,000 in allegedly illegal campaign contributions received from the As-s o c i a t e d Milk Producers (AMP). Liquor Revenue For Year Totals $41.5 Million DES MOINES (IDPA> - A preliminary report indicates the state beer and liquor control department finished the fiscal year with net revenue of $41.5 million. , That represents an increase of $2.9 million over the previous year, said Rolland Gallagher, director of the state agency, who emphasized the figures are based on an unaudited interim report. The department recorded experienced considerable dam-gross liquor sales for the year Mayor Signs Elm Ordinance At McGregor MCGREGOR — McGregor Mayor Dave Bradley, after first announcing he was holding the diseased elm tree ordinance, despite its unanimous passage by the city council July ll and then returning it to the council unsigned July 22, changed his mind and signed the ordinance. The ordinance went into effect Wednesday. The ordinance calls for the city and its residents to treat or remove any trees showing signs of, or dying of Dutch elm disease. The mayor claimed timing of the ordinance unwise in that many expenses were currently facing the community, which age in June floods. He also cited particular concern that the ordmance might work financial hardships on some residents. He suggested that residents be allowed six months in w'hich to remove in ending June 30, 1974, of $90.6 million of which $58.6 million was realized from retail liquor sales at the 200 state liquor stores. Another $32 million was generated in sales directly to liquor licensees. fected trees. In addition, he expressed res-; Cost of liquor sales came to party ervations about how effective | $57.2 million, leaving a gross Democrats the ordinance would be if the profit on liquor sales of $33.3 state failed to make control at- million. McDonald said David L. Purr, la high ranking AMP official, admitted last week to using corporate money to aid various 1972 election campaigns including that of Sen. Dick Clark (D-Iowa). Also, McDonald noted, two partners in a computer firm furnishing services to Iowa Democrats earlier Tuesday were indicted for aiding and abetting the donation of corporation money from the milk producers. Indictments Among the contributions cited in Tuesday's indictments was one of $50,000 allegedly intended for Democratic candidates for federal office in Iowa. However, Clark has countered that the $50,000 contribution was spent for the Iowa Democratic party as a whole before he announced his candidacy. But McDonald said Tuesday night, “Enough is enough. Regardless of where the criminal liability lies, the moral liability lands directly in the laps of the Iowa Democratic state central committee, John Culver, Harold Hughes and Dick Clark. ‘Hem and Haw’ The COP chairman said his listened to the hem and haw for “Tiie Iowa Democratic party can no longer turn its back on its responsibility. The illegal $50,000 must be repaid. There are no more excuses to be made.” McDonald said funds from the recent Democratic telethon and the Iowa income tax checkoff should be used by the Democratic state central committee to “erase this blot on their financing record.” The COP official said Iowa politics has always been noted for its “honesty and fairness,” and said the state’s Republicans want to keep that reputation. MARQUETTE—The new Mississippi river bridge between Marquette and Prairie du Chien, Wis., is now expected to be open to traffic by “late October or early November,” according to Donald Beaty, Wis-; cousin transportation depart-ment project engineer. He said the department has received a new time schedule1 from the American Bridge Co..: indicating the new completion date, which is at least a month; ahead of the original completion; date, Dec. I. Beaty said, “Barring un foreseen events, we now feel we j will have the whole bridge com-| plete ... no later than Nov. I and perhaps a week or so sooner.” Purchase Classroom FAYETTE - The Fayette1 county school board approved the purchase of a $15,000 porta hie classroom which tvould be! used by mentally retarded chil-idren in Fayette. West Union and Elgin. By Ford Clark IOWA CITY -Iowa City’s new public library director resigned Tuesday. The library board accepted Charles Kauderer’s resignation at a special meeting of the board of trustees during an evening session. Kauderer, Mattoon, 111., was to assume the library directorship Aug. I. In a letter read to the board he said his resignation was due to “intensive criticism of me and my professional background.” Library staff members had complained last week that Kauderer was not qualified for the post because Ik did not hold a master of library science degree and had no previous experience in public library work. Staff Complaints The library board, which re- Iowa Gas Distributors Should Meet 90% of State Needs Legislative Cost Set at $2,1 16,467 DES MOINES (IDRA)—The cost of operating the 1974 Iowa legislature is being pegged at $2,116,467. The general assembly ran 111 calendar days. The biggest expenditure was for salaries, $554,396 for representatives and $277,000 for senators. Each legislator is paid an annual salary of $5,500, except floor leaders receive $6,500 and the speaker of the house gets $11,000. Each legislator is entitled to $15 a day in expenses while the legislature is in session, based on a five-day week, plus mileage for one round trip home each week. Polk county lawmakers only receive $7.50 per day in expense money. Staff and employes in the house received $363,266, while their counterparts in the senate were paid $228,785. This total includes salaries for the secretaries of each individual lawmaker, IOO in the house and 50 in the senate. Salaries of joint employes of the two houses totaled $67,306. Joint expenses came to $11,918 and the two houses spent $3,192 on travel for chaplains. The printing bill came to $312,644. It covers a multitude o f things including bills, amendments and journals. The senate incurred general expenses of $35,340, the house $36,898. A breakdown on the senate expenditure shows $15,283 for stationery and supplies, $1,571 for postage and $10,318 for telephone. The house expenditure includes $14,749 for stationery and supplies, $884 for postage and $11,084 for telephone. The cost of the 1975 session will increase significantly since legislators will be receiving $8,000 a year instead of the present $5,500, and their expense allowance will go from $15 to $20 a day based on a seven-day week. Polk county legislators will receive a per diem allowance of $10 instead of $7.50 per day. tempts in areas it owns around McGregor. Trial Sept. 16 on Drunk Driving Count TOLEDO — A jury trial has been set for Sept. 16 in Tama county district court for Mar- j for^salaries tin Edward Lender, 45, Grin- The department received an additional $1.2 million from various sources with the bulk of this money coming from the sale of liquor licenses. It cost $7.7 million to operate the department. The largest single expenditure was $5.2 million months” over full refunding of the illegal money, but McDonald said Parr’s guilty plea makes it imperative for the Democrats to refund the money. “The Democratic bubble has burst,” McDonald said Picnic Set CLAYTON — A reunion picnic This gave the department a for all former students and retsi-nell, who pled innocent to drunk! net income of $26 8    million. dents    of Clayton is scheduled to driving. He is free on personal An additional    $14.6 million begin    with a potluck dinner at recognizance.    ;was raised through tax collec-the Clayton schoolhouse Sunday. | Lender was arrested June 23;tions, bringing total revenue to Anyone with past affiliations! by a Dysart police officer.    ; $41.5 million. Collections includ-, with Clayton is invited to at- - ed $8.1 million in    beer tax, $1.7 tend.    Those attending should Need help around the house? million in sales    tax and $4 8 take their own table service. All1    have    eroded    the    benefit. Try a classified ad for the help million from the    15 percent Ii- other    materials will be fur-    Cavanaugh    said    government DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa gasoline distributors should be able next month to handle nearly all demands for the fuel, state officials estimate. Refineries should be pumping to Iow’a more than IOO percent of the fuel they furnished in August of 1972, said Patrick Cavanaugh, assistant state allocation officer. But because demand has in-c Teased since 1972, the amount will service only about 90 percent of Iowa’s needs. Iowa’s demand-meeting percentage for July began as 86 percent, but was adjusted three percent, Cavanaugh said in an interview. Conservation Cavanaugh made his prediction of relatively high gasoline availability with some reluctance. because “I hate to extinguish conservation efforts.” Although it appears that as much fuel will flow to Iowa as did in 1972, several growth factors in the last two years you need! • censee tax. nishcd estimates show there are just over eight percent more vehicles on Iowa highways, and corn and soybean acreage is up 22 percent. “With all the growth,” he explained, “it has only been conservation that has gotten us by.” Same Relief The state official believes Iowa motorists will get some relief soon from high gasoline prices — partly because supplies are up, ana partly because oil firms must roll back prices if they violated federal guidelines. Cavanaugh said Iowa is very concerned about a federal energy administration proposal to end the allocation program, which has set limits on how much fuel distributors receive. Essentially, the federal plan would “remove government from fuel distribution and return it to the free market place.” Remove Controls Before allocation controls are removed, Cavanaugh said, state officials “would like to see that the long-range supply picture looks good.” Cavanaugh does not believe the federal government has evidence to support a view that long-range supplies would be adequate to allow removal of fuel allocations. Energy conservation and how Iowans have coped with fuel shortages, will be topics of a hearing in Des Moines Thursday. Cavanaugh said the federal energy administration’s Wilbur Jenny of Kansas City will meet with state officials as part of Project Independence. Cavanaugh said the project is related to President Nixon's effort to make America independent of foreign oil imports by 1980. fused to hear staff complaints during last week's official portion of the meeting, countered by issuing a strongly worded 11-page document. The “official position” of the library board, submitted by board member Arthur Kan-tor. bluntly told library employes they could either live with Kauderer's appointment or resign. Kauderer in his resignation statement said, “The personal attacks . . . against me . . . strike me as the desperate actions of people who are threatened or frightened or both. “The situation in Iowa City today, as I see it, is the reluctance of certain individuals to give up their private dreams of power over a public facility.” Second Choke The library board, in its previous statement, accused the library staff of being willing to accept only Lolly Eggers, the board’s second choice, as the library director. Miss Eggers is presently a staff employe of the library. Miss Eggers Tuesday denied her opposition to Kauderer’s appointment was personally motivated. She said she was J WATERLOO (AP) — Attor-not a candidate for the direc- neys for a Waterloo man actorship. Attorneys Seek High Court Rule City Council The library controversy also came up for consideration at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The council voted to initiate action which would place the library management under equal opportunity employers federal guidelines. Charges had been leveled at the library board that they had not followed such federal and municipal guidelines in seeking a new director. cused of slaying a 2-year-old girl last month are asking the Iowa supreme court to overrule a decision rejecting a change of venue. Russell Fitz. 27. is accused of slaying Shelly Day, Waterloo, June 6 The girl’s body was found in the attic of his apartment with an electrical cord wrapped around her neck. Fritz’ attorneys contend pretrial publicity and prejudice and excitement in Waterloo make it impossible for Fitz to get a fair trial in Black Hawk county. Summer    Close-out    Rummage    Sale! ENTIRE SUMMER STOCK AT RIC, RIC SAVINGS! FAMOUS-LABEL FASHIONS; FABULOUS RUYS IN DRESSES, SPORTSWEAR, COATS, SEPARATES! SHOP TIL <J PM. THVRSO. t Y! DOWNTOWN • LINDALL IOWA CITY • DECORAH W ATKRLOO CROSSROADS $100 LLION During 1974 our Company reached its IOO million Hollar mark in Real Estate sales . . . since its fa* iding in I 957 ... a period of I 7 years. We estimate that we will reach our 200 million dollar mark in Real Estate sales in I 979 ... a period of only 5 years!!! wx- John Zachar, Jr. Realtors ;

  • Charles Kauderer
  • Dave Bradley
  • David L. Purr
  • Dick Clark
  • Donald Beaty
  • Harold Hughes
  • Joe Reddout
  • John Clark
  • John Culver
  • John Mcdonald
  • John Zachar
  • Lolly Eggers
  • Patrick Cavanaugh
  • Rolland Gallagher
  • Russell Fitz
  • Shelly Day
  • Wilbur Jenny

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 31, 1974

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