Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 11, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Odiir Knpids fiim-ltr: Fri.. October II, J1I74 Campaign Trail Stanley in C. R.: jHits Culver's [Voting Record Charging Congressman Jolinj Culver with collecting his full salary while "ho is absent one 'day out of four." Stale Rep. David Stanley Fri- day called lov an end to "the double-standard" he said exists between Culver and Iowa's working people. Stanley invaded Culver's homi territory to tell a student as sembly at Regis high schoo that working people get dockec if they are absent but Culve higher mxcs fur middle income I Americans. "Higher taxes will go to fi- nance mure lax breaks for America big the Waterloo Democrat said. "Middle income Americans l have already seen their laxos I shoot sharply higher because Horn, a Democrat, is slate inflation has' pushed their in- jmitlee, it was announced Friday ;bv the candidate. Small Claims Court A Success: Scolaro from the 2lllli i district and a teacher at Wilson comes into higher brackets without really improving tneir (standard of living." (junior high school. Yates is a 1'ellick and Kurdj 2owifeaml Mrs> Yale'isa Youth Faces Horn's Hcpubllcan opponent is, John Arthur Yalcs of -I001 Twenlv-nintli street NW. Crane Buckles Photo A two-ton bucket of concrete being hoisted to the Cedar River Tower parking ramp in downtown Cedar Rapids buckled a 130-foot crane belonging to Coonrod Crane Ser- vice Friday morning. The extension dropped onto the third floor of the ramp, causing dam- age to the wood concrete forms. Damage was believed to be minimal as the crane missed all trusses in the structure. Workers at the scene said there were.ten persons working in the area but none was injured. It was the first bucket of concrete of the day. Workers said the crane was not overloaded. It had been used tor lifting as much as five tons. Workmen be-- gan disassembling and removing the buckled crane late Friday morning. State School Board Members End Meeting CJ. Firm Sued For Million An Illinois company has filed a About 500 school boardjS2.5 million suit in federal court members and administrators j in the eastern district of Illinois from around the stale attended againsl a RaPids firm a conference on public employe negotiations Thursday in Veter- an's Memorial Coliseum. The o n e d a y conference, "Preparing for was one of three similar confer- which designed an allegedly malfunctioning rock crushing plant. The Soulhern Illinois Stone lich has a quarry in Bun- combe. named Universal j Court Prevents Suspension of Tavern License MCGREGOR has been issued order District Judge John Degnan in Clayton county prohibiting McGregor from enforcing a suspension on the beer and liquor license of Loren Byers at Byers tavern. The McGregor council voted weak to suspend the license ences in the state sponsored by five schoo! organizations. The conference was intended to help school boards get ready The Engineering Corp., 625 C avenue NW, and Machinery Inc., of Girardeau, Mo., as defend- for negotiating with employes under Iowa's collective bargain- ing bill for public employes. Speakers were Fred B. Liflon, a Chicago attorney, who advises school boards on problems with negotiations; James Rogers, a DCS Moines lawyer who dis- cussed the language of the col- lective bargaining law, and Tom Wolff, a Des Moines public rela- tions man who discussed com- munications during the negotia- tions process. Sponsoring tbe meeting were the Iowa Assn. of School Boards, the Iowa Assn. of Sec- ondary School Principals, the Iowa School plaintiff claims it pur- chased the rock crushing plant in 1971 and that the machinery had "numerous breakdowns" and malfunctions. As a result, Southern Illinois Stone contends it had to modify the plant at its own expense and lost production time and sales. The suit was filed in federal court in East St. Louis. Assn. of Elementary Principals, the Iowa Assn. of School Administrators, and the Iowa Council of Area School Boards. Car Rolls Over Whittler Boy, 14 Roger Smith, 14, Whittier, was in fairly good condition at Mercy hospital Friday noon with injuries suffered when jfor a week, effective Monday. Judge Degnan, however, said I the suspension may not be car- ried out pending his decision on an appeal filed hy attorneys for Byers. The appeal claims Ihe council acted without competent evi-1 dcnce, and in violation of Byers' constitutional rights. Hearf Attack HARPERS FERRY The death of Frederick A. DeCheva- lier, 71, Waterloo, has been at- Iributccl to a heart atlack. De- Chevalier collapsed and fell inlo the Mississippi river while at- tempting In push his boat off a sandbar Thursday. is paid even though he "has missed 28 percent'of house rol calls this year." Stanley claimed a percem voting record for himfelf as a member of the Iowa house this year. The GOP candidate repeatet his call for a cut in pay of U.S. senators who fail to attend seS' sions and to vote regularly. In remarks prepared for his second appearance of Ihe day in Cedar Rapids at Mount Mercy college, Stanley attacked Culver as "a big spender." Stanley said big-spending con pressmen perpetuate the myth "that a money tree grows in Washington" and called for the election of an inflation-proof congress. "The best way to fight infla- ion is to elect senators who will make the courageous decisions o stop inflationary itanley said. "I have a record that proves will'make the tough decisions President Ford called for in his inflation message. Culver does not." Addressing Young Republi- cans at Mount Mercy, Stanley said there is no money tree in Washington and "there is no reason to tax the citizens into Mezvinsky to FAA: Assist Handicapped WASHINGTON Congress- man Edward Mezvinsky of Iowa's First district Friday I Traffic Counts A 17-year-old boy was charged j Friday with possession of a con- trolled substance, possession of the" smalf claims' court beer as a minor and disobeying a traffic signal after police stopped the car he was driving. urged the Federal Aviation Ad-1 ,A. Passenger, By Tom Armed with a thorough break- down of the 3.28S .small claims courl cases handled in Ihe court's first year of associate disricl Judge Anth- ony Scolaro Thursday termed Ihe system "successful In speed- ily deciding cases." The small claims courts were created by Ihe Iowa legislature and began operation July 1, 1973. Suits are limited to com- plaints involving nV less. According to Scolaro, who bench with Judges Lynn Brady and John Siebenmann. the pur- pose of Ihe courl is to allow in- bankruplcy with lavish, ineffec- tive programs." Scott: Ray Aware of Illegal Quota Systems DES MOINES i UPI) Ameri- can party gubernatorial can- didate Ralph Scott charged Thursday that Gov. Robert D. Ray knows there are illegal quota systems operating in ne state facilities and that there is "Watergate-like politi- cal intrigue" in Iowa govern- ment. In a statement released here. Scott said, "Ray knows full well some state facilities have been politicized. He realizes illegal quota systems are operating in some state facilities and that those quota systems disregard merit and fitness." Scott charged that in some state agencies, "radicals have been and arc being unduly warded." ministration to revise a posed regulation so it will "in- sure the handicapped person's right to air travel." In a letter to FAA Administra- tor Alexander Butterfield, Mez- vinsky requested changes in Ihe proposal, which was drafted in response to growing complaints :hat airlines have refused to carry disabled passengers. Mez- vinsky said there has been no documentation of claims that landicapped passengers pose a safety hazard in emergency evacuation situations. he added, "it is clear the handicapped are subject to discrimination and lave been arbitrarily denied the right to 'travel by air." Culver: Crucial Need :or Hard Evidence WASHINGTON The house 'hursday passed the foreign in- estment study act, sponsored y Congressman John Culver of owa's Second district. Culver expressed hope "Ihe egislation would provide a solid asis on which to formulate a .'ell-reasoned national policy on foreign investment in this country. "With the influx of Arab oil dollars estimated to have reached billion in new U. S. investment in the first eight months of this year and with the petro-dollars available for inter- national investment standing at around billion annually, it is crucial that we have hard evi- dence as to the actual and po- tential implications for our economy and society." Culver's subcommittee o n foreign economic policy held ex- tensive hearings on foreign in- vestment in the United States earlier this year. The hearings were initiated because of the sudden surge of such invest- ment last year, including wide- spread reports of foreign invest- ments in agriculture. "The foreign investment act will provide the government and the American people the hard data necessary to determine the O.i charged with as a minor. possession of beer Police said they found beer under the front seal of the car. The youths were arrested in the 900 block of Sixth street SW at a.m. Friday after police observed Ihe car run a red light.' Police said they found a small quantity of a substance believed to be marijuana in the driver's front shirt pocket when he was searched. The driver was being held in the county jail and the passen- ger was released to his parents. 17. was divicluals "to collect a debt or settle a small legal con- troversy...or to evict a tenant without going through a lengthy IP'S courl rather than a lawyer's courl." However, his statistics show that in only I'M.ses did both parlies represent themselves in courl. Of Ihe cases filed, were settled out of courl. and 4fl2 were dismissed by Ihe court. The plaintiffs won i.040 cases by default when Ihe defendant did not appear at the trial and won 948 trial judgments. Defendants received 104 trial judgments. Out of 24 appeals. 20 judg- ments were upheld and four were remanded back to Ihe court. Scolaro said he felt be- fore Ihe system was instituted that there would be more ap- peals than this. He Shoot from Hip said 93 percent of the legal process at great expense." leases have a judgment rendered Within a Month He noted that cases which for- merly look six months or more immediately. "You've got to shoot from the hip." he staled. He added that he feels he made but two wrong judgments in the to settle now are usually decid- casos handled throughout the ed within a month. Of the cases arising in Cedar Rapids court between July 1, 1973, and June 30, 1974, lyear. the The judges handle as many as Columbus Day Federal Offices To Be Closed The post office and offices inj the Cedar Rapids federal build-] ing will be closed Monday for Columbus day. Postmaster C.J. Seda an- nounced there will be no deli- very of rural or city mail, other than special delivery. Window service will not be provided at over one-third services. Scolaro pointed out that this category is made up of com- plaints by individuals against doctors, lawyers, hospitals me- chanics and others who render a service. Most of these cases, he added, are filings against hospitals. Notes, Loans During Ihe 12-month period 20 cases on some days, although the average has been between involved five and 10 cases. The judge. Scolaro a d m i 11 e d, is "kept busy." Although saying small claims court that has the been either Ihe main office or the First street station. The lock box lobby in Ihe main office will be open all day, and the lobby in the federal building will be open from 7 to 9 a.m. Seda said pickups at all col- ection boxes will begin at 3 p.m. Monday. There will be nor- mal pickups Saturday and Sun- day. there were 456 suits involving notes and loans, and 445 con- cerned mer- chandise. Almost 30 percent of the suits were for less than ?100. "These cases formerly would not have seen the light of day: lawyers just wouldn't have taken Scolaro commented. Another one-third involved amounts between and Only 289 cases fell over the mark. shown to be "expeditious in Ihe handling of Scolaro does think the process is perhaps "too fast." Time Limit There is. for instance, a 20- day time limit for a case to come to trial after the initial hearnig. This, said .the judge, sometimes .causes problems. And he disagrees with the 10- day limit for filing an appeal. An individual may not even get the judgment through the mail in that period, he claimed. Two Arrested WATERLOO Emery Glca- 5011, 26, Cedar Rapids, and Sue Denut. 20. La Porte City, were People's Court" being held in Ihe Black Hawk i county jail Friday in lieu of bond each on charges of Scolaro poinlcd out that it of a controlled sub- the legislature's intent to Thcy were near Ithe small claims court a Porte City Thursday night. impact of foreign Culver said. Bread for Bread LA MESA. Calif. lAPj-Gross- iHorn Names C. R. Couple to Staff jRapp Slaps Ford i Tax Hike Plan and Mrs. Elza Yates. CEDAR FALLS Rep. Sle-l mont bank is handing out about of 2440 E avenue NW, have beenjphen J. Rapp, Democratic can-] 125 leaves of bread daily, one named chairman and financial jdiclale for congress in Iowa's] car he was working on in Whit-for every deposit marie in a sav-jtreasurer respectively of theJThird 'district, has criticized tier rolled over him. 'ings account. I Re-election of Wally Horn com-President Ford's proposal of OPEN HOUSE Oct. Peck's New Flower Shop "Green Room" Come ouf visit our completely new, expanded facilities OPEN HOUSE SPECIALS 1 Doz. Roses...... 1 Dai. Sweetheart Roses 1 Doz. Carnations SI.98 Slrawflowers........ 104 Each Terrarium Plants......49t Ferns 4" Register for Free Open House Gifts Drawing Sun. Need not ba present to 1 Doz. Beautiful Roses Delivered anywhere in Continental U.S.A. 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'THE BEAST OF REVELATION 13" YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO HEAR THIS AMAZING BIBLE PROPHECY PRESENTED BY ARTHUR SWINSON Noted Preacher of Bible Prophecy For This Sat., October p.m. THE BEAST OF REVELATION 13 Is the Beast in evidence today? Sun., October p.m. THE BEAST, THE DRAGON, AND THE WOMAN One of the most fascinating subjects in all the Bible. Don't miss it. Tues. October p.m. IS BAPTISM NECESSARY? Does it matter? Wed., October 1 5 p.m. WHAT DID CHRIST NAIL TO HIS CROSS? Was it the Ten Commandments? Frl. October 1 5 p.m. SAVED BY GRACE Are Christians now living under Iho grace, or disgrace? NO MEETING MONDAY OCT. 14, AND THURS. OCT. 19 For Free Transportation Call 393-6766 or 386-3800 Nursery Provided for the Toddlers GOD'S LAST MESSAGE CRUSADE CONTINUES AT THE: Woman's Club Auditorium 2nd Ave. 11th St. S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Arthur Swinson ;