Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 1, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 01, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Odar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Oft. 1974 ISEA Asks 18 in 'Catch By Charles D. Schollner DES MOINES (UI'I) Say. nig teacher salaries are niil keeping up with inflation, the president of the Iowa Stale Education Assn. (ISEA) Mon- day recommended an percent increase in teacher pay across the state. Walter Gavin of DCS Moiiies also told a news conference that local education associa- tions should seek a 15 percent increase in base salaries, and called for changes in the state's school aid foundation plan. Calvin said tin- 18 percent increase recommended by the ISEA board is not inflationary but a "catch up figure" to "make up for what was losl" through inflation. Other Slates "We believe this amount is needed tn improve educational opportunities for Iowa stu- dents and bring the economic status of teachers more in line with their counterparts in other states, the rest of the Iowa economy and inflation." Galvin said. The iSEA president admit- ted, however, the request would be "unrealistic" if there were no changes in the foundation plan to grant extra money for education. "This does go beyond what money is available under the foundation plan." he said. "That is why wo have to go to Ihe legislature and set' that the foundation plan is changed." The theory of the foundation plan is still sound, dalvin said, because the burden of fi- nancing schools is taken off property taxes. However, he said adjustments are needed to increase the allowable growth rate -.so school districts can get more money. Inflationary Bind Galvin noted the legislature sel the allowable growjh rate at eight percent for the cur- rent spending period but add- ed, "We are facing 11-percen! inflation. This is the kind of bind the schools are in." Although Iowa teachers received an average salary increase of 9.7 percent for the current year, he said teacher salaries in Iowa still rank below the national average. Galvin noted that teachers are still trying to "recover from the meager increases of the two previous years." Those increases averaged less than three percent. Galvin said the average base salary for a leacher with said. a BA degree in Iowa is more than liclow the amount needed to match the increase in (he consumer previous two years, he said. The Des Moines teacher price index. tialvin said teachers were able lo receive Ihe ll.7-percenl said he could not estimate how .increase lasl year only he- much would be needed lo cause schools received 15-percent million from the slate's cover an IH-pcrceiil salary increase, but said Ihe ISKA increase in lhal figure would budget surplus. Without the would offer a concrete budget bring the average beginning surplus, the increases would proposal in less than three salary in Iowa lo JK.lllil, he have been in Ihe range of the weeks. Gas Tax Sparks Dissent State Officials to Review New Alcoholism Program I'Voni (iazrttr Leased Wires DKS MOINKS- Stale and federal official.1: and repre- sentatives of Ihe viaso- line Dealers' Assn. have voiced It1 opposition to proposals by Ford administra- tion advisors lo increase fed- eral gasoline taxes by II) cents or more a gallon. "I'm not sure that is a very satisfactory approach" to discouraging gasoline con- sumption. Ciov. lioberl Hay said Monday. "When you add that kind of lax. the first hurt are low-in- come people who often have lo drive as much as Ihose who can afford he commented. Colossal Kipoff Rep. Williaiv, Scherle (It- Iowa) said he contacted the, While House to express his "absolute opposition lo any hair-brained idea of raising the federal gasoline tax." He called the proposal a "colossal saying if the administration were really se- rious about curbing inflation il could star! by firing Ihe planners who came up wilh Ihe lax idea. A tax increase was also opposed by Dr. Henry H. Linden, a member of Ihe While House Energ." Hescarch and Advisory council. Linden, who was to appear in Des Moines a( two manage- ment conferences sponsored by Iowa utility firms, said he opposed Ihe plan because "we have no indication what il will do In the economy." Station Owners And Bill director of Iowa Gasoline Dealers' Assn.. said service station owners were opposed lo any increase in gasoline tax be- cause of the overall impact Ihe tax would have on Ihe na- tion's economy. "A lax increase would put many service station owners and their employes out of Ecntner said, citing fig- ure that show the retail gaso- line business is already off about 15 percent Ibis year, primarily because of shorter vacation trips and reduced driving. He called Ihe up to K billion increase in income the federal government would receive by the proposed taxation "infla- tion in its worst form." Stanley Comments Republican U.S. senate candidate Dave Stanley also spoke out against the proposed lax increase, saying congress should cut waste rather than raise la.xes. "A gasoline la.x increase would be unfair lo Iowa workers and Stanley told a gathering in De- nison. "The heaviest burden would fall on low-income and mid- dle-income people in stales like Iowa, where we don'I have enough public transpor- tation and many people have to drive long distances to work." UPI Telentioto MIU Lecture Students attend a lecture on the first day of classes Monday at Marhar- ishi International university (MIU) in Fairfield. The university, which bases its curriculum on transcendental meditation, recently moved to the campus of the defunct Parsons college. More than 400 of the originally expected 650 students were on hand for the first day at MIU. Parties Reap from Checkoff By Handy Minkoff DES MOINES (UPI) Con- troversial alcoholism treat- ment therapy will be viewed by state officials in the next two weeks for possible use lo help cure problem drinkers in Iowa. State Health Commissioner Norman Pawlewski said Mon- day lie and two other mem- bers of the Iowa commission on alcoholism will travel to Seattle, Wash., to view Ihe Schick-Shadl hospital's "aver- sion" treatment of alcoholics. Pawlewski explained that Ihe therapy, which also is op- erational in California and Texas, relies primarily on the use of Sodium Pentothal and psychiatric counseling In stop Ihe desire to drink. He said Ihe therapy causes the patient lo become nauseous at Ihe sight of alcohol and the suc- cess rate is high about percent. Traditional At present, Iowa relies on the more traditional treatment recommended by Alcoholics Anonymous of primarily counseling and "support" techniques. "The aversion treatment ,jscd in Washington is contro- versial but it has worked much better than other programs, which usually re- sult in only one in 10 being said Pawlewski, who will be joined by Dr. William McCabc and Sutherland Cook, n recovered alcoholic from Cedar Rapids, on the trip. Other States Pawlewski said the reason other stales have not adopted Ihe aversion treatment plan primarily is because of claims thai the therapy only works with "highly motivated" indi- viduals and "high achievers." Pawlewski said after they visit the Washington facility, the official may recommend that a program based on the avi.Tskm treatment be used in Iowa. He said several alcoholic patients in the stale could participate in the pilol program. The health commissioner defended (he program as being "relatively safe." say- ing the use of Sodium Pen- lolhal. also known as "truth is safer than several drugs currently used in alco- holism treatment. "We still arc using counsel- ing as a means of solving the Pawlewski said. "We're interested in doing anything possible to help cure this disease which is a major one in this country." Pawlewski said William Frawley, who has contributed heavily lo Ihe Schick-Shadl program, is scheduled to meet wilh Iowa officials ahoul Ihe method after the Washington trip. Criminal Funds Withdrawn DES MOINES (UPI) Federal officials have an- nounced that funds for Drake university's metiopolitan criminal justice center and seven similar centers around the country will be withdrawn. The justice department said Monday all eight projects fell short of expectations and fed- eral money will stop by next July. The Law Enforcement As- sistant Administration of the justice department funded the program which began wilh great fanfare three years ago in an effort to reform DCS Moines crimefighling k'ch- nidues. The center, which was start- ed in when Des Moines and seven oilier communities were designated "Pilot Cit- Opposing Views Aired On Rehabilitation Program Dubuque TV Station Closes; Repossession to Proceed DUBUQUE (UPI) Finan- cially troubled KDUB-TV signed off the air for what was probably the last time Monday night. In a mid-evening broadcast statement, News Director Jim Esmoil said the station would not be signing back on unless "substantial and dramatic changes lake place." Esmoil cited a lack of local advertising dollars as well as "community commitment" in failing to keep the station on the air. Earlier Monday, a bond was posted in Dubuque county district court here by attorneys for Radio Corpora- tion of America, which allows Ihe sheriff to proceed with repossession of the station's equipment. RCA has alleged the station did not fulfill terms of a contract in paying for the equipment and RCA altorney here Jim Reynolds said ar- rangements were made for re- moval of (he equipment Tues- day. DES MOINES Whclhcr rehabilitation pro- grams that free prison in- mates are a blessing or a curse on the people of Iowa leaped into public view Mon- day as opposing forces ap- pealed to Gov. Robert Ray. The head of the Iowa Committee To Support Your Local Police called Monday for an end to furloughs, and the mother of a man accused of killing while under work release urged thai the program continue. II will be up In Ray lo de- cide. Committee chairman Darrell Kearney and Darlenc Foster spoke with Wylhc Willey, an aide to Ray. and advanced their own views. Accused Mrs. Foster is Ihe mother of Daniel Sncthcn, 24, who is accused of slaying Timothy Hawbakcr, 24, rural Dallas Center. Snclhcn allegedly killed Hawhakcr while being at lib- erty on a Minnesota charge of transporting a stolen auto. He was sent to Des Moines for Iowa's work release program and had been assigned to a haJfwayhou.se here. The department of social services determines when a man can be freed for furlough or oilier program of controlled freedom, Kearney said. And lhal amounts lo a "blank check" to take anyone uul of prison al any lime. Suspend Program Kearney wants Ihe governor lo tell Hi': department lo suspend Ihe furlough program until the Iowa legislature can reexamine il. Ray said earlier that he was not sure lhal suspension of the proi'nim is warranted. He said Iowa must make the effort lo rehabilitate wrong- doers. In a separate inlcrvicw, Iowa Deputy Public Safely Commissioner Robert declared that rehabilitation efforts prior to work release and furloughs "had been a disaster." He said Iowa can "look wilh pride" on its work- release system. Isolated Case would choose lo believe lhal the problem is isolated cases." said, "rather than the policy being too broad." Kearney (old Ray's aide that even a success rate of lo percent in programs thai free prisoners cannot be balanced against the loss of one innocent life. has fallen into disfavor lately, officials said. Comnicnling on the with- drawal of funds. Mayor Hi- chard Olson said he had no regrets because the center was a "complete disaster." "We had it and we blew it. We just haven't accomplished Olson said. A study by the lawyers committee for civil rights under law. a national civil rights group, conducted in 1972 into LEAA and the pilot cities program made this assessment: "Despite the ini- tial enthusiasm of both LEAA and the selected cities, Ihe program has suffered, from both a sense of Indirection and a lack of commitment from LEAA." 111! YEARS AGO Moscow revealed thai Ihe Red army had invaded Yugoslavia. DES MOINES (UPI) The Democratic and Republican parties in Iowa have received more than through the new stale income lax checkoff system. Common Cause reported Monday. The Common Cause report indicates that the Democratic party has received from Ihe checkoff system, while Ihe Republican parly has received considerably less S4B.261. Republican Chairman .John McDonald blamed Watergate as the major reason for the difference, the report said. Spending Differences The Common Cause report also shows a difference in how Ihe parties have spent the checkoff funds. The GOP has given !IH percent of its check- off money directly to Hie candidales, while the Demo- crats have given only .'IS.2 percent of their checkoff mon- ey to Democrats. Stale Democratic Chairman Tom Whitney said most of Ihe checkoff funds for his parly have been spenl on "candidate services." He said ihr serv- ices include printing of brochures promoting the Democratic ticket, legislative workshops on campaign strat- egy and various parly opera- lion costs. Each of the six Democratic congressional candidates has received from the checkoff, Common Cause said, while senate candidate John Culver and gubernatorial con- tender James Scliabeu each have received Promotes Economy Senate candidate Dave Stanley has received the larg- est share of Republican checkoff funds Gov. Robert D. Ray and LI. Gov. Arthur Men each have been given S3.0011 and the six GOP congressional candidales have received each. Whitney said Ihe Democrat- ic emphasis on "candidate services" promotes efficiency and economy. He said the parly is providing services that candidates otherwise would have had to pay on their own. "I'd say the income tax checkoff has enabled Ihe party In dn .-iiiiiiir (hing.-i it ujuliln'L otherwise he said. McDonald said that because the SI checkoff comes directly from lowans. Republican offi- cials decided to give the mon- ey directly lo candidales "where it would lie of the most benefit." Teacher Exams Given Nov. 9 In Dubuque National Teacher Examinations will be administered Nov. 9 at Ihe University of Dubuque, which has been designated as a test center. Many college seniors pre- paring lo teach and teachers applying for certification, li-- censure, or those seeking posi- tions in school systems which encourage or require Ihe NTE will be taking the tests. The examinations assess cognitive knowledge and un- derstanding in professional education, general education and subject-field specializa- tion. Bulletins of information de- scribing regislralion proce- dures and conlaining registra- tion forms as well as sample questions may be obtained from the education office, Sleffens hall, or directly from the National Teacher Exam- inations, Educational Testing Service, Box Princeton, N.Y. 10 YEARS AGO Barr Goldwater said the U. S. posi- tion in Asia had virtually collapsed because of a sleep- walker peace maintained by Presidenl Johnson. B[ HERE FOR THURSDAY I I A.M. 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