Monday, September 16, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Odar Kapids Mon., Sept. 16, 1971 Bangladesh Rations University of Iowa student Tom Quigley and volunteer Steve Mauseth load boxes of Civil Defense rations into National Guard trucks for shipment to Bangladesh. On the U. of I. campus, these supplies are being taken from Burge and Currier residence halls, where they have been stored. A total of 48 tons of supplies is being shipped from Iowa City, with 21 tons coming from the U. of I. The university efforts are part of a statewide and rational program to send surplus shelter food to starving persons in Bangladesh. IOWA CITY A tip from a workman on the project has resulted in the Old Capitol ri'storalion's acquisition of a walnut armchair believed to be one of the original furnish- ings (if the Iowa house of rep- resentatives. It is the first Old Capitol "o- riginal" acquired for Ihi restoration. and. authentic refurnishing of Old Capitol's house chamber is the most formidable task in the project, it is iin extremely valuable find. Now a University of Iowa campus landmark, Old Capitol was on a wilder- ness site as Iowa's first permanent capital. It served that purpose only 15 years, from 1842 to 1857, but (lurinn that period Iowa made the transition from territorial status to statehood. When DCS Moinos became Iowa's capital city, Old Cap- itol was turned over to the University (if Iowa, which had spent its first two years in rented quarters. The university's central administrative offices re- mained in Old Capitol continu- ously until the fall of when they were removed preparatory lo Old Capitol's restoration as a "living mu- seum" of Iowa history. Compiled Hems By Ihe spring of 1972, the Old Capitol restoration re- search team headed by Prof. Margaret Keyes had compiled a list of hundreds of items, ranging from quill pens to ce- ramic cuspidors, which would have to be acquired for an authentic refurnishing of Old Capitol as it was originally. Legislators' desks and chairs posed a special prob- lem. There were 26 sets in the house chamber the senate chamber is not being restored to capitol days and they would have In be replicaled. a task requiring much lime and rare craftsmanship. Dr. Keyes hoped to locale al leasl otic original house chamber desk and chair as models for the replication. But, with the Old Capitol project scheduled for comple- tion .July 4, she mean- while had research assistant Ann Baker prepare drawings, based on documented informa- lion about furnishings of the mid-lltOfls, plus Ihe few liils of specific descriptive material gleaned from Old Capilnl doe- nmenls. Working drawings were al- ready being drafted from Aim's sketches when Wendell (King) Davis brmighl Prof. Keyes an auction announce- ment which Included in ils offerings "a walnul armchair from Ihe old slate capllol." A mason employed !i.v the universily physical plunl. Davis became inleresled In Ihe Old Capllol reslorallon while doing preparatory slrneliiriil work fur the proj- ect Me lives on a (nnii liclwren Thornlmrg and Wind Cheer, alien! fill miles souMiwesI of Iowa Clly, and one of Ins neighbors is Auctioneer Wayne Hudson. Apprehension Dr. Keyes went to Hudson's auction filled with apprehen- sion (hat someone might outbid her. but she had only one rival, and got the chair for only less than all 26 house chamber chairs cost originally, but a favorable price on the current antique market. Hudson told Dr. Keyes he had purchased the chair two weeks earlier from a Thorn- burg woman who said her family hud bought it many years ago from an antique dealer in the Iowa City area. After Davis hauled it here in his pickup truck, Dr. Keyes gained enough ad'dilional in- formation by examining the chair, to satisfy her that it very probably is one of Ihe original Old Capitol house chamber legislators' chairs. "I wish we knew more than we she acknowledges. "But we do know from the 'stale of Iowa custodians' stamp on its framing thai this chair was slate property. We have word-of-mouth evidence thai it was in Old Capitol. Ils design places il in the period 1830-511. And il fits with what description we have of the chairs the terriloriai govern- ment purchased for the house of representatives." II is also strikingly similar to the chair pictured in Ann Baker's sketches. "I am optimistic that we'll eventually learn much more about the Dr. Keyes said, "but I think that on Ihe basis of what we know now, we can safely go with this one as our original model." The search continues for the many other authentic Iowa furnishings and accessories Ihe restoration requires. They need not be Old Capitol origi- nals, and will be especially welcomed as gifts'to the proj- ect, which is being financed by a combination of federal grants and private conlribu- tions. Believed Original Waterloo Scene Of Fatal Beating WATKRUX) raignmenl of James Bailey, jr., -IK, Waterloo, on an open charge of murder was sched- uled for Monday. The charge was filed in Commercial Club Officers Are Elected I'OSTVIU.K .lames Seeley has been elected pros- idenl of Ihe 1'osMlle Commer- cial club. Oilier new officers are Vic lialllje, vlce-presidenl; Daryl Hachloll, sciTctiirv; iton Taylor, treasurer, and Chuck Kishback, .lack Meyer, I'M ('onto, (Joorge Huclmcr, Kathleen Kred I alniquisl. Francis Bureno, Wayne Schroeder, and Howard Cionlanier. directors. cmmcclion willi tin1 Saturday night death nf Charles Maliry. Waterloo, wlin died in a hospital head injuries a short lime after lie was bealcn with a lire iron nn a Walcrlon si reel. 1'olieo helieve the healing occurred as Miibry sal in his parked car near a Walerluo inlerseclion. "II appai'dilly was an argument, and one lliitiK led lo annlhcr." specu- lated Larry .liihnson, a police delect ivc. Witnesses said at firsl Dial men approached Maliry's car. Bui later Ilicy said Ihey cuiild mil confirm Ihal Iwn men were involved. "There Invc been no addi- linnal arrests or .lohnson said, "liul Ihe hives- libation is ciinlinniiiK." DIIIVi; SAl i I.V Polltkol Ailvortlwiiwit 'Piiliilccil Advirliwmiiu" Children and Young People Prohibit dissemination of pornography to minors and lascivious acts with mmors -H 1102 Extend hoi lunch program lo all Iowa school children IS F. 1400) Eliminate discrimination in school bus privileges lor Iowa school children (H F. 1476) Governor's Task Force oh Early Childhood Development (SCR. 125) Appropriation lo make Sesame Street available in non ETV areas (H F 1247) Authorize regional zoos (H F. 501) Working Men and Women Protect workers tiom job loss due to garnishment IS F WO) Railway Sanitation Acl IS F. 342! Employment Safety Act (S F 403i Public employee's vacation benefits (H F. 503 Liberalize workman s compensation benefits (H F -54 Railroad Track Motor Cars Safety Act 791 Law Enforcement Authorize breath test in suspected drunk driving F 343) Procedure for removal or discipline of judges (S F 199) Witness Immunity Acl (S F 56B) Elimination of Justice of Peace Couits (S F 428' Agriculture Meats Laboratory at Iowa Slate University (S. F 1386) Research Project for Prevention or cure tor swine disease (TOE) (S F. 1323) An example of Tom's determination as well as his ability to cooperale on a bi-pailisan basis to gel Ihings done is illuslrated by this account in Ihe April 26, 1974 issue of the Cedar Rapids Gazelle: lor awhile (here it lonked as though lilt: house urtllil lanije Ihe hilt. eansint: it In haek lo llu- senate, hill i senators Herl I'rielie iD-Akiona) and Kiley Ceilar Kapiitsi arrived in lime lo mm ilk1 tide. The h.nise had voted in water dimti a ropnalioil In Imva Stale mmersiu In teseareh Ir.ins- lissihle iMstroenlenlis in swine lluil (lie senate had added, in uhen I'riehe and Rilev mil lhmne.li. I lie house leversed id ado Ilk Health Authorizing county health rentnrs iS Expansion of facilities for Commission on the Blind (S F 1169'! Family Practice Program to tram resident physicians in Iowa (S F !i98i Humane Care of Animals and Control of Disease Act ISF 190) State Housing Acl (H F 122] Licensing and Qualifications of Physical Therapists (SF 275! Elderly Create State Commission on Aging (H F. 64'' Outlaw disciimmation in employment based on age 'S F 2741 Sonioi Citizens Property Tax Rehel Act Amendmon! S-S01 increasing benefits >S F 376) Extend Senior Olizons' Property Tax Relief Acl to occupants of mobile homes :S F 1308' Education Appropriation to complete ETVnelwoik in Iowa and Iranslalors for small towns ''S F 1116) Additional equipment tor community colleges Increase hinds by lor private college tuition gianl program. (S F 345; Aittho'izo school districts to pay for nroup health insurance and life insurance, and annuity contracts (S F 36) (S F 276) Investment ol public funds from sale of bonds (S F. 4421 Guidance Counselor Privileged Communication Bill (H F 733) Human Rights Repeal of Rape Corroboration Requirement and exclude prior sexual history (S F 10091 Outlaw discrimination in retail credit based on sex IS F 1265) Establish Civil Rights Commission iS.F 466) Low-rent Housing Acl (H F 1871 Fair Housing Act IS.F 496) Legislative leadership is more than just introducing bills to gather dust in committee or voting for them if they reach the floor. Leadership is prying bills out of committees and defending their concept on the floor during debate. Tom Riley has sponsored floor managed more major bills enacted into law than any other slate legislator in recent times. Some examples: General Provide moving expenses in condemnation cases 'SF 468) Exempt bowling lournaments etc from State Gambling Law'S F 1047) Probate Code Revision !S F 442 Regulation of large loan companies (S F 132 i Governmental Reorganization Item Veto Constitutional Amendment IS.J R 2} Annual Sessions Constitutional Amendment ISJ R 4) Judicial Reform Constitutional Amendment (Taking ludnosouiol politics) (S J.n 13) Homo Rule lor Cities Constitutional Amendment !S J R t) Recognition of the Riley Record 1961 Voled oulstanding freshman legislator by Des Monies Press and Radio Club 1963 Selected by Governor Harold Hughes lo be chairman of the Governor Commitleeon Aging. 1967 Cited by KWWL-TV as nominee lor a chapter in Profiles in Courage 1971 Selecled by Governor Robert Ray as a delegate !o the While House Conference on Aging 1972 Selected by Governor Robert Ray as Chairman of the Governor's United Nations Day Observance Awarded Ihe Golden Eagle Award for leadership in the 'Jobs Over 40" Prograoi by Fraternal Order of Eagles 1973 Awarded the "Kenneth Jernigan Award by Corlar Rapids Chapter ol Ihe National Federation of the Blind 1974 Named "Legislator of Ihe Year by Linn County Foster Parents Association 'A champion of legislation dealing with problems of the senior cilizeru Cedar Rapids Gazette Iowa is a better state because of Tom Riley's hard work, vision and courage. He can build on this record by helping make the United States an even better nation if we elect him to Congress. II you would like to help elect Tom to Congress Please complete and mail to me Arleno Dayhoff, Chair person Riley for Congress Committee Box 1192. Cedar Rapids, Iowa I am willing to help elect Tom Riley to Congress by: (Check One) (a) Working in Tom's Volunteer Center (b) Working at home dressing envelopes, etc.) (c) Permitting a Tom Riley sign on my front yard (d) Providing information to my neighbors about Tom's posi- tions on the issues (e) Arranging meetings for Tom to meet friends, neighbors, etc. REPUBLICAN (f) Providing a cash contribution or raising funds (g) Other_______........._______________ 1 Address Telephone