Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 1, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar llapids Gazette: Thurs., Aug. i, 1971 Midwest Governors Urge Return to Standard Time MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP.) Federal Energy Adminis- trator John Sawhill told Mid- they should pave the way for electric companies to charge higher rales to consumers. Sawhill said utility firms are in ''disturbing financial trouble" and may not be able to build tiie nuclear general- ing plants needed to lessen U.S. dependent on foreign oil. In return, Sawhill got from the governors a unanimous plea to drop ihc nation's year- arouiki Daylight Saving time. "Please don't ask us to en- dure another winter of Day- iigiil Saving limp." suiii liin. Arthur Link. North Diiota Democrat. The governors adopted a resolution urging a return to the old system of advancing the clock only from April to Octuber. Link and other governors said the year-round DST plan is almost universally hated in northern states, where the clock change sends to school in early morning darkness. Sawhill defended the plan, saying it has requited in an energy saving of one-half of one percent, an amount he called "significant." "Perhaps I don't fully un- derstand the hardships It's one of the tough decisions that will have to be Sawhill said. Sawhill told the governors that gasoline prices may be edging downward slightly but said the long-range trend for all energy prices is upward. "There's no question in my mind that the era of low cost energy is over, he saiii. Sawhill said any gasoline price cuts will be minor, with inventories now hiyier than for the past two years. wouldn't see any sharp reduction in price because, fundamentally, the price is determined by the price of iin- oil we import into this Savihill said. He said heating oil this winter should be acV- tjuale. bairmg unusually cold w e a i h e r Sawiiil! said a threatened strike by coal inmeis ciwkl alter the situa- tion and said there will be a continued shortage of natural Sawhill took his strongest stands on the need to provide profits for poiver com- panies and natural gas pro- ducers. He said he is "dedi- cated" to deregulating the price of natural gas as an in- centive to find new supplies. Sawhill said power compa- nies have 100 nuclear phuils on the drawing boards, but added that utilities are failing to at- tract investors because 01 iim returns "It's up to the states to streamline the regulatory process, and to expedite rate decisions so that utilities can fjiiickly meet rising costs." Sawhii! said. lie said utility firms now netting 11 or 12 percent should be allowed to earn "14, 15 or even Hi percent." Without new nuclear plants, power companies will need millions of barrels of imported the energy chief said. Most guv claws Viali Sawhill that the national 55- mile-pcr-hold speed limit is a success. Sawhill said it's sav- ing barrels of oil a day. "What do you tell the truckers'.''' asked Gov. Chris- topher Bond, of Missouri. "You just have to tell them to drive at 55 miles per said Sawhill. Law Covers Fair Purchases By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IDPAt At- torney General Richard C. Turner said Thursday the three-day right-to-cancel law applies to all purchases which exceed ?25 made at the state fair. Turner, in a letter to fair board Secretary Kenneth Fulk, asked that sellers in fail- booths be notified that they will be expected to comply with this law. The attorney general told Fulk the state must, in its own activities, on its own property, take exceptional care to see that its laws are "scrupulous- ly observed." In his letter, Turner said his consumer protection division had called to his attention that a booth at the state fair falls within the purview of the three-day cooling off law. Place Defined Normally it applies to door- to-door sales. Technically, the law covers sales "made at a place other than the place of business of the seller." Turner construes place of business to mean "the main or perma- nent branch office or local address of a seller." Consequently, Turner said this means that the seller at such a booth must furnish the buyer of goods or services worth more than with a ftiily completed receipt or copy of any contract which is in the same language as that principally used in the oral sales presentation. In addition, the seller must furnish each buyer a "notice of cancellation" which states the buyer's rights as far as cancelling the order at any time prior to midnight of the Settlement Is Approved On Utility Rate Hike Plea DAVENPORT (AP) A set- tlement has been approved between Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co. and the Iowa commerce commission of the utility's three-year-old rate in- crease request. county District Judge Mas Werling Wednesday ap- proved the settlement which calls for refunds of mil- lion to Iowa customers. Judge Werling also ordered interest and sales tax refunds, totaling about paid to c-jstcir.ers. In August, 1971, the company sought a general gas and elec- tric rate increase averaging 11 percent and for 26 months had collected the increased rates under bond pending -the outcome of the request. The ICC had allowed the utility about 54 percent of the proposed rate increase in June, 1973, and ordered the company to refund mil- lion of the S16.7 million in rev- enue collected under the higher rate. The refunds will amount to about to the average residential customer using both gas and electricity, said Charles Whitmore, president of the utility. He said each customer would be mailed a single refund check in Oc- tober. Fryer Ordered to Remain in Custody FORT DODGE (AP) Allen Fryer, 30, convicted of four counts of first degree murder was ordered to the custody o federal marshals during a hear ing Wednesday before U. 3 Magistrate William Thatcher. The magistrate also continuec the Sioux Falls, S. D., man': bond at on a charge o interstate transportation of stolen vehicle. Fryer must remain in custody pending final action on the murder charges, the magistrate said. The Dakotan convicted of murder in the shotgun slaying of four Sioux Falls teenagers ai Gitchie Manitou state park in northwest Iowa. He awaits sen- tencing on the conviction. Capital Punishment No Issue In Iowa Gubernatorial Race DES MOINES (IDPA) Restoring capital punishment will not be an issue in the gu- bernatorial campaign. In something of a surprise the Republican state conven- tion went on record as being in favor of reinstating the death penalty for crimes where it 3 Services will be Saturday at 2 at Morgan's where friends may call after 2 Friday. Gov. Robert Ray, out for an unprecedented fourth term, jfor secretary of state, F. Harold Forret for auditor, and Francis York for secretary ballot nf afirirnltnrp 91 .252. Reunion Set AURORA Descendants Hf pub'ican UIUU" 1 of agriculture 91.252. iwith votes. Secretary of! b State Melvin Synhorst was sec- Culver Unopposed of ond with and Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu third with Edward and Sarah Duckett will hold their 22nd annual reunion at the Aurora park Aug. 11. ination as were Atty. Those attending are to take I Richard Turner, Congressman John Culver, un- opposed for U.S. senator, won nomination over Robert Case, Charlene Conklin, State Sen. Bart Schwiger, and John Williams, Rapp, defeated Johnson, Ron Masters, and James Skaine, for the Demo nom- ination. All were unopposed for renom. picnic dinner and beverage for their families. Advertise where people look Use a want ad. Dial 398-8234. tor Lloyd Smith, Trea-j surer Maurice Baringer, j and Secretary of Agriculture j Robert Lounsberry, State Sen. James Schaben Receives Grant For Humanities Project Larson Injured In Cycle Crash WEST UNION Paul Alan Larson, 18, West Union, was in satisfactory condition at a Ro- chester, hospital follow- ng a three-vehicle accident two miles east of West Union on the blackton Wednesday. Fayette county authorities :aid Larson, who was driving a motorcycle, attempted to pass a Juck driven by Ernie Thein, 67, (Vest Union, and pulled into the >ath of a car driven by Frances rene Lauer, 38, Eldorado. Larson was thrown onto the jlacktop as he attempted to re- urn to his lane and smashed nto the left side the truck. The Lauer vehicle swerved to miss Larson and went into a ditch. Authorities charged Larson fith improper passing. Ankeny Explosion Damage at ANKENY (AP) "I got out of there when it said Ankeny volunteer fireman Bill Duncan. "I don't know what the others did, but as big as it was, we didn't want to mess around." Duncan was among fire- fighters from ten communities who subdued a raging, explod- ing fire Wednesday in five pe- troleum bulk storage tanks Ladora CycEisf three miles northwest of An- keny. The tanks would have held a maximum gallons of die- sel fuel, heating oil and gasoline "but they were not ail said Russ Kroeger, office man- ager for Central Iowa FS, Inc., owner of the tanks located in a farm pasture. Don Paulson of Ellsworth, cen- tral Iowa manager for Farm Services, estimated the tanks to MT. VERNON A grant of has been awarded to Cornell College by the Iowa board for public programs in the humanities. The one-year grant is to fund a project entitled "Na- tive Americans: A Part of or Apart from Iowa's Past, Pres- ent and The project iwill be conduc- ted by the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Thomas, associate profes- sor of history at Cornell, and Nickel R. Brown of Iowa City, formerly a research as- sociate with the Office of State Archaeologist. The Iowa board for Pub- lic programs in the humani- ties serves on behalf of the National Endowment for the Humanities The Cornell project will consist of a series of in-depth programs exploring Native American Anglo-American relations. About 50 academic humanists and other individ- be a total loss and said damage could cost as much as j Company officials said an cm- jploye, Leroy Passmore, 21, n. [Sheldahl, had filled a 1.000- IIIBS in Crash igallon tnick with products and was about to drive VICTOR-Dale Charles Han- away from tne tanks when his _____________ sen, 22, rural Ladora, was killed vchicle apparently backfired I uals, including several Ameri- in a motorcycle-car collision and ignited fuel in the area. can Indians, will take part, here Wednesday night at about' according to state high- way patrol authorities. Hansen reportedly drove cycle from the drive of the Vic- tor Catholic church into path of a car driven by Joseph! Allen Seye, 20, also of rural Ladora. Hansen suffered head injuries in the accident and was dead on arrival at Marengo hospital, said the highway patrol. The ac- cident is under investigation. The programs will be given in six Iowa communities which have sizeable American Indian population, or are situ- ated within 30 miles of an Indian settlement. Admission will be free to the public. Cities under consideration at this time are Cedar Rap- ids, Waterloo, Davenport, Tama, Toledo, Marshalltown, Sioux City and Council Bluffs. Each program will consist of six meetings scheduled over a one-month period. Metings will be held in Oc- tober, November, February, March, April and May. Final selection of cities, dates and guest speakers will be made in September. Goal of the programs is to involve both persons who al- ready have an interest and understanding of native Ame- rican affairs, and also those who have never had any ex- posure to facts on Indians' history, culture and current problems. HAS YOUR GAS FURNACE PILOT UGHT BEEN TURNED OFF? If so, it's time to get ready for fall heating. We will relight your pilot light without charge providing your request is received by August 15 and the service can be completed by August 23. Call us now and avoid the fall rush by preparing for cool weather ahead oftime. DR. CRAVEN DENTIST PRACTICE LIMITED TO DENTURE WORK 113WAVB.SE, Cedar Ropidi, Id. Dtl Moinei Maion City 5ioux City However you want to vacation... Wi CAN HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN! Whether your heart's set on travel or just living if up near home great vacations take money. And money is our business! Bring your fantasies to us we can help make them come true. Painless repayment pi ans. Open Man. Thru Thurs. 9A.M. ill 4 P.M. Friday 9 to 6 DRIVE-UP WINDOWS Mort. thru Thurs. 9 a.m. til p.m. Fri. 9 to 6; Sat. 9a.m. to 12 tJNITED STATE BANK i Ranking Sr.rvir.v IXV MtithAve. SW .III .7tf f.'.fj.f.f. ;