Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 10, 1974, Page 4

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette October 10, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Culver Role in Change'Significant Reforms' Adopted by House By Dorothy Williams WASHINGTON. D C. — Rep .John (’. Culver is leaving his mark on the ll S. house of representatives When he departs the house at the end of this year, either to enter the U.S. senate or to return to private life, he will be leaving behind an institution considerably changed from when he entered it ten years ago. The Cedar Rapids Democrat can take major credit for bringing about those changes Almost as long as he has represented Iowa s Second congressional district. Culver has called for and worked toward modernization of the way the house dot's business. His persistent efforts resulted in creation of a bipartisan committee to reform house structure Rep Richard Bolling (D-Mo.) headed this panel and Culver was a member After an irttensive study of the house organization and its ability to respond to present-day problems, the Bolling committee came up with sweeping reform recommendations Because these recommendations would rob many senior members of power and would upset many political apple carts, they ran into tough opposition both inside and outside the house But this week the house, to use Culver’s words, “Did adopt significant reforms in operations and procedures that would never have been achievi'd without our efforts “Making this much progress against the heavy opposition of powerful interest groups augurs well for further progress in succeeding congresses ." Culver admits he is disappointed that the house rejected some of the proposals for new jurisdictional alignment of committees to reflect more accurately the concerns of today’s world. He is disappointed, too, that the house junked some provisions for more follow-up on the results of legislation But, on the plus side, he sees the house machinery as greatly improved in efficiency. Take the ways and means committee, for instance. Although the* house allowed this group to keep its heavy responsibility of tax. tarrif. health and welfare legislation, it required the establishment of four subcommittees to speed handling of work in these areas The reform also led to creation of a select committee on the aging and brought new legislative powers to the small business committee. $17,500 for Energy Study By Kristellr Petersen DES MOINES (UPI) - The Iowa Energy Policy Council (EPC) Wednesday received $17,500 from the state legislative council to help fund part of a $24,000 study into the state’s energy resources. John MUlhone, EPI’ director who noted the state faces a severe shortage of natural gas by 1985. said the council will pay for half of a three-pronged study that will eventually lead to formation of a state energy plan He told legislators there is a particular concern about location of nuclear power plants in Iowa and said the first phase of the study would be a three-day energy conference in late January Mast Severe He cited a recent study indicating only 45 8 percent of the needs for natural gas in Iowa can bt' met by available supplies by 1985 if current demands are maintained The impact would be most Lincoln Board Approves Bill Payments; Teacher Pacts STANWOOD — Lincoln communuity school board approved $14,871 in bills for the month at its recent meeting The board decided to advertise for a new school bus for the coming year Members approved contracts to Cindy Musselman. title I reading aide for junior high, and Joyce Wagner, basketball chaperone Sip!. Dale Praetor reported on his meeting in Des Moines with the school bodge! review committee. At this meeting. which was chaired by Dr. Robert Benton. Lincoln community requested an addi- Upper Iowa Club Presents Candidates FAYETTE—The Political Issues club of Upper Iowa college will hold two “Meet the Candidates" programs during October Both programs will be open to students and the general public. Candidates for the 15the legislative district. Republican A W. Martin and Democrat Donald D. Avenson, will present their views on the issues on Colegrove-Walker auditoium on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Democratic and Republican candidates for county offices will discuss issues at the same time Oct 21. tianal $i.H$ doe to bridge embargoes. The embargoes, which limit weight to two to five tons, are causing mort* miles to be added to the school bus routes because of necessary new routes The review board is holding up action until it is determined how many other school districts are effected A decision will be forthcoming in November In other business the board discussed placing a 2.i mill levy on the Lincoln school district for various malnta-nance projects which are needed to keep the school buildings in repair. A special meeting will be held Tuesday to discuss the matter farther. Elementary school Principal Peter Adams reported that a language arts activity unit had been set up created as a summer project by five teachers, to be a curriculum guide for primary teachers to use in setting up oral language lessons and deal with poetry and creative writing The board approved the purchase* of an uneven parallel bar at a coot of $704) for gymnastics in the phyical education program severe on electric generating plants and industries with interruptible contracts, but it would also hit commercial, industrial and public consumers, he said He said the council would bring in experts from across the nation to discuss the disposal and storage of nuclear wastes and safety of nuclear power plants. Millhone also said eight, one-day hearings would be held around the state on the proposed energy plan during February and March Bast'd on testimony from Iowans, Millhone said a final energy report will be presented by mid-April Kdwrattonal Fanrtton “We do not want this to bt* only a scientific and technical issue, it also must serve as an educational function to inform the people of Iowa of what we are doing." Millhone said He emphasized the importance of planning for the possible location of nuclear generating plants in Iowa and again warned the Atomic Energy Commission can preempt the state’s objections and locate plants anywhere in the state However, Sen. Eugene Hill (D-Newton) objected that the council might be incorporating the viewpoifts of too many "experts” into formulation of Iowa’s energy plan. He questioned what the commission would do to challenge the AEC and keep nuclear generating plants out of the state. There are changes in procedure, too. From now on. members are banned from voting by proxy in committees The minority party will have the right to name one-third of the staff of each committee, and all committee reports will be required to state what impact the legislation can be expected to have on inflation Culver also was a prime mover for early reforms that recorded house teller votes and opened committee meetings Speaking of the Bolling committee’s work. Culver told The Gazette, “We’ve plowed this ground. I think we have set in motion the pressures for change as well as the background to work on ” The Iowan also pointed out the house is now “way ahead of the senate in all reforms.’’ Keokuk Man Shot While Fleeing Police QUINCY. Ill (ITI) - A Keokuk, Iowa, man was listed in critical condition here Wednesday suffering from a shotgun wound he received while attempting to flee police in Keokuk Tuesday. Officials said David Galla-more, 21. was shot when he attempted to flee from a stakeout. Police said a Keokuk woman received several threatening calls from a man who threatened to blow her home up After a meeting was arranged, police gave chase to Gallamore and one of the officer’s bullets struck Gallamore in the head Goze*te Photo bv Art Hough Overheated A motorist traveling along highway 64 between Anamosa and Wyoming ran into problems about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he smelled smoke and pulled to the side of the road. As he opened the hood, the engine of his car burst into flames, causing smoke to billow across the roadway. Additional details on the incident were not available by late morning Thursday. Iowa Editors See November Wins For Ray, Culver in Top Races Iowa Senators Vote Down Turkey Funding WASHINGTON—Both Iowa Senators voted for a measure Wednesday to cut off military assistance to Turkey until “substantial progress" has been reached on a Cyprus settlement. Democratic Sens. Harold Hughes and Dick Clark were among the 82 senators who voted for the legislation while 18 voted against the measure. DES MOINES (AP) -Eighteen newspaper editors predicted    unanimously Wednesday that Republican (iov. Robert Ray and Democratic Rep. John Culver will win election as governor and LLS senator, respectively, in the Nov. 5 general election They voted rn a straw poll conducted by Wendell Benson, managing editor of the Marshalltown Times-Repub-liean. at the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors fall meeting All 18 predicted Ray will carry the state against his Democratic opponent. State Sen James Schaben, and that Culver will win over Republican State Rep David Stanley Riley Wit There was much less unanimity on the outcome of Iowa's six congressional races, however With the editors voting only on the areas of the state they know best, two predicted Republican Tim Riley will win in the Second district and two tabbed his Democratic opponent. Michael Blouin as the likely winner Two others said the race is too close to call The editors divided 3-3 on the Third district contest between two state representatives. Republican Charles Grassley and Democrat Stephen Rapp. Teacher to Enter Plea On Assault Charge ELKADER (UPI) - An Elkader high school teacher who has been charged with assault and battery will enter a plea Friday before Magistrate Rosemary Tuecke here. Dorothy Ebel has been accused by the parents of James Schmitt. 17. of striking their son at the school Bid Opening Is Set For New School Bus ( ENTER POINT - Bids will be opened here next month for a new 82-passenger school bus. The school board approved the letting of the bids rn a regular meeting Wednesday night, and noted that probably two bids would have to be let — one for the chassis and motor, and the second for the body In other action, the board accepted the resignation of Diane Kamera. spanish teacher, effective Jan. 17 Supt John Schweibert reported the county tax assessors office had raised the property evaluation for the school district from $5.548.(NNI to $4.7511.281. A dei'cate pattern of I Sh gold, weaves around a glittering diamond ' Tapestry ‘ - The handcrafted touch by Orange Blossom SIN and up SUL Jf, °i e& t IkttrnioirnJtJS 2nd irenur S.t. 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  • Charles Grassley
  • Cindy Musselman
  • Dale Praetor
  • Dick Clark
  • Donald D. Avenson
  • Dorothy Ebel
  • Eugene Hill
  • Harold Hughes
  • John Culver
  • John Mulhone
  • John Schweibert
  • Joyce Wagner
  • Kristellr Petersen
  • Michael Blouin
  • Peter Adams
  • Richard Bolling
  • Robert Benton
  • Robert Ray
  • Rosemary Tuecke
  • Sen James Schaben
  • Stephen Rapp
  • Tim Riley
  • W. Martin
  • Wendell Benson

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: October 10, 1974

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