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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Thurs., Oct. 10. 1971 Culver Role in Change 9 F f niconf By Dorothy Williams WASHINGTON. D.C. Hep. John C. Culver is leaving his mark on the U.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 lie entered it ten years age. The Cedar Rapids Democrat can lake 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 to- ward modernixalion of the way Ihe house does business. His persistent efforts resulted in creation of a bipartisan com- mittee to reform house structure. Hep. Idchard Boiling headed this panel and Culver was a member. After an intensive study of the house orgamxation and its ability to respond tn present-day problems, the Boiling 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 lough opposition both inside and outside Ihe house. But this week Ihe house, to use Culver's words. "Did adopt significant reforms in operations and procedures thai would never have been achieved without our efforts. "Making this much progress against Ihe 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 Ihe proposals for new jurisdictioiial alignment of committees In reflecl more accurately Ihe concerns of today's world. He is disappointed, loo. that Ihe 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 commiltee. for instance. Al- though Ihe house allowed this group lo keep its heavy respon- sibility of lax. tarrif. health and welfare legislation, it re- quired the establishment of four subcommittees lo speed han- dling of work in these areas. The reform also led lo creation of a select commiltee on the aging and brought new legislative powers lo the small business committee. House There in-c- changes in procedure, loo. From now mi. members lire fnim voting proxy In committees. The ininorlly party will Imvt' Ihe right I" naiiH' one-third (if the stiiff nf each committee, and all committee reports will ho required In stale what impact the legislation can he expected tn have mi inflation. Culver iilsii was a prime mover fur early reforms thai recorded house Idler votes anil opened eommitlee meetings. Speaking of (lie Boiling committee's work, Culver told The "We've plowed lids ground. 1 think we have set in miitimi the pressures for change as well as the background to work on." Tile lowan also pointed on! the house is now "way ahead of the senale in all reforms." By Kristrllr I'ctersen DES MOINES (UPI) The Iowa Energy Policy Council (EPC) Wednesday received from Hie stale legisla- tive council to help fund part of a 524.000 study into the state's energy resources. John MUlhone. EPC direc- tor who noted the state faces a severe shortage of natural Has 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 loca- tion of nuclear power plants in and said the first phase of the study would he a three- day energy conference in late Jauuarv. .Most Severe He cited a recent study in- dicating only 45.S percent of the needs for natural gas in Iowa can be 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 commiinuily school board approved in bills for Ihe month al its recent meet- ing. The board decided to ad- vertise for a new school bus for the coming year. Members approved con- Iracts to Cindy Mussclman, ti- tle I reading aide for junior high, and Joyce Wagner, basketball chapcrone. Supl. Dale Proctor reported on his meeting in Des Moines with the sehool 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 lathe legislative district, Repub- lican A. W. Martin and Demo- crat Donald D. Avcnson, will present their views on the issues on Colegrovc-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. (ional due to bridge embargoes. The embargoes, which limit weight to two to five tons, are causing more miles lo be add- ed to Ihe school bus routes because of necessary new routes. The review board is holding up action until it is deter- mined how many other school districts are effected. A deci- sion will he forthcoming in November. In other business the board discussed placing a 2.5 mill levy on Ihe Lincoln school district for various malnla- nance projects which are needed to keep the school buildings in repair. A special meeting will be held Tuesday lo discuss the matter further. Elementary school Prin- cipal Peter Adams reported Dial 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 lo use in setting up oral lan- guage lessons and deal with poetry and creative writing. The board approved the purchase of an uneven parallel bar at a cost of for gymnastics in the phyical ed- ucation program. A dohcaie pattern of 18k gold, weaves around a glittering diamond. "Tapostry" Thr? handcraMed louch by Orange Blossom. and up row ff in; .Vine IIUI'I I nlnr severe on electric generating plants and industries with inlcrrupliblc contracts, but it would also hit commercial, industrial and public consum- ers. hi1 said. lie said tho council would bring in oxperts from across the nation In discuss the disposal and storage of nucle- ar wastes and safety of nucle- ar power plants. Millhone also said eight, one-day hearings would he held around the state on tiie proposed energy plan during February and March. Hased on testimony from lowans, Millhone said a final energy report will he present- ed hy mid-April. Educational Fiinclinn "We do not want this to be only a scientific and technical issue, it also must serve as an educational function lo inform the people of Iowa of what we are doing." Millhone said. He emphasized the import- ance of planning for the possi- ble location of nuclear gener- ating plants in Iowa and again warned the Atomic Knergy Commission can preempt the stale's objections and locate plants anywhere in the state. However, Sen. Kiigene Hill (D-Newton) objected thai the council might he incnrporal- ing the viewpoifts nf loo many' "experts" into formulation of Iowa's energy plan. He ques- tioned what the commission would do tn challenge Iho AKC and keep nuclear generating plants out of Ihe stale. Overheated A motorist traveling along highway 64 between Anamosa and Wyoming ran into problems about 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. Teacher to Enter Plea On Assault Charge ELKADEH UTI) An Elkadcr high school teacher who has been charged with assault and battery will enter a plea Friday before Mag- istrate Rosemary Tueckc here. Dorothy Ebel has been ac- cused by the parents of James Schmitt. 17, of striking their son al the school. For Ray, Culver in Top Races Iowa Senators Vote Down Turkey Funding WASIIINCTON-Bolh Iowa Senators voted for a measure Wednesday In cut off military assistance to Turkey until "substantial progress" has been reached on a Cyprus set- tlement. Democratic Sens. Harold Hughes and Dick Clark were among Ihe 62 senators who voli.d fur the li-gi.ilatiun while Hi voted against Ihe measure. DES MOIXES (AP) Eighteen newspaper editors predicted unanimously Wednesday that Republican (inv. Robert Ray and Demo- cratic Rep. John Culver will win election as governor and U.S. senator, respectively, in the .Nov. 5 general election. They voted in a straw poll conducted by Wendell Benson, managing editor of the Marshiilltown Tlmes-Hepub- Mean, al the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors fall meeting. All IS predicted Ray will carry Ihe state against his Democratic opponent. State Sen. James Schaben. and that Culver will win over Repub- lican State Rep. David Slan- ley. Uiley Win There was much less unan- imity on the outcome of Iowa's six congressional races, how- ever. With Jhe editors voting only on the areas of the stale they know best, I wo predicted Republican Tom Itilcy will win in the Second district and two tabbed his Democratic opponent. .Michael Blouln, as Ihe likely winner. Two others said the race is too close to call. The editors divided li-.l on the Third district contest between two state representa- tives. Republican Charles (Jrasslcy and Democrat Stephen Kapp. Keokuk Man Shot While Fleeing Police QUINCY. 111. (UPI) 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 Calla- more, 21, was shot when he attempted lo flee from a stakeout. Police said a Keokuk wom- an received several threaten- ing calls from a man who threatened to blow her home up. After a meeting was ar- ranged, police gave chase to Uallamnrc and one of the of- ficer's bullets struck (ialla- inore in the head. Bid Opening Is Set For New School Bus CENTER POINT Bids will be opened here next month for a new H2-passenger school bus. The school board approved the letting of the bids in a reg- ular meeting Wednesday night, and noted that probably two bids would have to IK.' let one for the chassis and motor, and the second for the body. In other action, the board accepted the resignation of Di- ane Kamera. Spanish teacher, effective Jan. 17. 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