Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 11, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 11, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kaplds Krl., Oct. II. 1971 Legal Action Possible in Campaign Disclosure Cases DES MO1NES (UPI) The chairman of the state cam- paign finance disclosure commission said Thursday pol''ieal committees which NoAmtrak For Des Moines WASHINGTON islation setting Amtrak priori- ty rail routes for major popu- lation centers is expected to be weighed by congress before November but it appears Des Moines will not get the service. Rep. 'William Schcrle (R- lowa) said Thursday that chances arc virtually nil that an Amtrak passenger rail line will cut. through the Iowa cap- ital rather than through the northern part of the state. The house-senate conference committee report that is ex- pected to be considered before the congressional recess later this month specifially states that a preference route extend between Boise, Idaho and Portland, Ore., next year. Scherle contends Iowa's major population growth is not in Des Moines, but in Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Ames, Boonc, Carroll and Council Bluffs. DCS Moines docs not have Amtrak service now. West Union Council Approves Payments WEST UNION The West Union city council approved the final payment to Granger Construction Co., West Union, for airport improvement costs totaling during its council meeting this week. Approval was also given to pay to Happel and Hahlweg, Waverly, for work on the water line project. In other business, the council approved building permits to the good Samaritan Nursing center for a new wing addition and to H and II Dis- tributing to extend enclosure over the loading dock. fail to file their financial re- ports by the Oct. 20 deadline face "possible legal action." Charles (i. Kehling said the commission staff has been expanded to handle (he Influx of October reports which he termed "critical" to the success of Iowa's campaign fi- nance reform law. "It is the responsibility of this commission to make sure all reports are filed and we will insist upon compliance." Rehling said. "This is the first statewide election under the new dis- closure law and political committees must file their re- ports or face possible legal ac- tion." Rehling said the commis- sion staff will first check to sec that reports have been filed and then them for mathematical discrepan- cies. He said the commission will meet Oct. 2-1 to review de- linquent coinmllli'cs and in- accurate reports and decide what action to take against them. Rehling noted a new de- partmental rule requiring all candidates to submit to the commission on each reporting date a list of all non-statutory committees working [or them. He said the new rule will help the public determine how much money is "really being spent to elect candidates. Roy: Fewer Leaving Must Maintain Balance MUSCATINE Iowa has turned around the out-mi- gration that plagued it since owans and people else- where "know we have a lot of good things going for Ray told a meeting of business VFW Clubhouse Must Be Closed DES MOINES (API- The Creslon Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) clubhouse must lie closed, according to state officials of the organization, because of reported gambling there. "The situation appears to have gone out of hand in the last several months." Adju- tant Warren K. Allbaugh of Des Moines said Thursday. He said it appeared that the local club operations were "outside the laws and usage of our organization." Allbaugh said the unit would be closed temporarily until a meeting can be held with members of the Crestnn club's staff. Police in Creslon said they had received no gambling cmplaints about the club, which has about members. Board Approves 2.5 Mill Levy Election By Doris McCartney MILLERSBURG Plans for a two-and-one-half mill bond levy election were endorsed for the Deep River-Millers- burg Community school district this week. Dr. Larry Klein, superintendent, recommended to the board that authority to levy monies would lie for a five-year period. He noted the district has a declining enrollment, drop- ping eight percent in the last year, but the cost of operating the district has tripled. Several Projects If approved, extra funds would be used for a number of projects to improve buildings, and might possibly finance rnajor roof repairs at Millersburg or build a covered walkway bewetn two Deep River buildings. With a nearly 85 million assessed valuation, the district would be voting for an additional S12.000 for the schoolhouso fund. The board expects the election might lie held in De- cember of January. The board discontinued a rule which required chaperones traveling in every car to and from the spring prom, which has resulted in high costs. Permission for seniors to take a three-day trip to Chicago was considered by the board with final decision pending the amount seniors can raise to finance the trip. Ticket Hike It will cost more to attend basketball games in the dis- trict, as the board raised ticket prices 25 cents for adults and students with ticket prices now and 75 cents. Reinforcement of the south wall of the new Deep River milti-purpnse addition will begin this month at a cost of Board members said the building plans were inadequate to support the heavy use the wall sustains. The district has recently purchased new tires, costing approximately each, from an Iowa City firm. Gas Reduction Another report to the board stated the installation of a petroleum pump and other equipment on buses have reduced gasoline costs by .43-cent per gallon.. A boiler repair at Millersburg cost S.'ilifl and about was paid in continuing expenses of renovating a boys' shower room. After polling area pastors, Dr. Klein told the board he expected to continue to hold Thursday evenings free of school activities, as much as possible, in favor of family church ac- tivities which has been an established practice in Iowa county. Subaru offers 12 mos. warranty with But so orach more For details call anytime for a recorded message. 363-8563 men here Thursday night. He cited a low unemployment rate, solid economic, social and govermental policies, and education and personal in- come benefits. But he cautioned that talk of economic and energy develop- ments must be tempered with balance. "When we consider our quality of life in Iowa, we mean a good life for all our people and the need to balance the rights of individuals with the requisites of an orderly and increasingly complex society." Hay, a Republican cam- paigning for a fourth term as chief executive, predicted that choices lowans make through the 1970s will spell success or failure. He said they "will deter- mine whether we will be- come vulnerable to strife and the disappointment of an un- fulfulled potential or grasp the opportunities pre- sented to us to enjoy a future of discovery and change." Mother Throws Child From 2nd Story Window DAY'KNI'OKT miilhiT who said she became angry with her child threw the 10-month-old baby rnini a sec- ond story window al home, according to Davenport police. Tlic boy was in satisfactory condition al St. i.nko's hos- pital and was being held for observation after the incident Thursday. Hospital attendants said the youngster suffered bruises on his left cheek anil arm. The mother saiil she does not have time to care for her son and wants welfare offi- cials to find him a good home, investigators said. Authorities said no charges were filed against the woman, who was not idcntifed lint be- lieved to be 11) years old. Counseling was arraigned for her with the Scott county department of social service. Holtzman Admits Assault Charge IOWA CITY Chester A. Iowa City, has pled guilty to a charge of assuault with intent to commit! great bodily injury. Judge Harold Victor sent- enced to 85 days in the Johnson county jail. The charge stems from a July Iti incident in which an inmate in the county jail, allegedly threat- ened another inmate, David McMasler. Cedar Rapids, with a with piece of broken mirror glass. was also charged with the theft of a pair of boots belonging to McMaster. Program of Handel At Clapp Recital IOWA CITY-The music of Gcorgo Frederick Handel will be presented in a concert Sun- day at 8 p.m. in Clapp recital hall. Four Injured in Highway Mishap DKCOUAIl -Knur persons wore injured and property damage totaled in three traffic accidents in the DC- corah area Thrusday evening The first accident In the se- ries occurred at p.m. on the I'olo Line road west of an intersection with highway A truck owned by Miller I'ainting, Fdgewood, and driven by Merton Loren Mill- er, 44. Kdgcwoud, went out of control, ran into a ditch, and landed on its top. Miller was taken to a De- corah hospital for treatment of head injuries. He was charged with failure to have control of his vehicle. At p.m., a car driven by Jay Goodycar 5li, Decorab, struck a parked ear owned by Merton Iverson, Decorali. According to Decorali pol- ice, the accident occurred a short distance east of Win- nehago street on West Broad- way. Goodyear was charged with failure to have control of his vehicle. Two Decorali policemen. Robert A. Ward 31, and How- ard Smith. 52, and another Decorali citizen. Norman E. Ellingson, 58, were taken In a Decorali hospital Thursday night for treatment of injuries suffered in a two-car accident in a Decorali residential area. Ward was treated for a back injury. Smith for a hand in- jury, and Ellingson for bead injuries. According to the Winno- shiek county sheriff's office, Ellingson made an improper left turn in front of a Decorah police car driven by Ward. The accident occurred about p.m. Ellingson was charged with making an improper left hand turn. Bank's Doors Locked Cite Unsafe Practices 20 YEARS AGO The ad- ministration reported that 1.743 federal employes on whom it had information relating to subversion quit or were fired between May 28, '053 and the previous June 30 1954. Sport Shirts by ENRO it J g men! Big and bold plaids make (his Knro spurt shirt a real con- tender for your 'favorite shirt' award. 100% acrylic per- manent press is machine washable. 820 Also available is the new flannel look in solid colors. for easy cart. Choose from a variety of favorite solid colors. 81 U Tall sixes M-2X Big sixes IX, 2X, 3X ARMSTRONG TALL BIG MEN'S FLOOR CltOMWKI.L The doors of the Cromwell Stale bank here have been pad- locked by state and federal agents for what authorities said were unsafe and unsound business practices. Officials said the bank was ordered closed Thursday because bad investments had depleted the bank's assets to the point where they could not cover deposits. State officials have, since Oct. 1, been overseeing operations at the bank. Dellali Cannon, 80, Cromwell, is its president. The executive vice-president, .lack Davis, Cromwell, resigned just before the bank was closed. Davis said ho stepped down .because he could not come up with enough money when his option to buy the institution came due. No Bad Loans The former executive said the bank had no bad loans or problems. State Banking. Superintendent Cecil W. Dunij said his examiners inspected the bank's books, notified directors Thursday that the institution was insolvent and filed n petition in Union county district court. In the petition. Dunn said the directors told him the bunk's insolvency could not be cured. A retired banker. I.II. Schroeder, was summoned last week to manage the bank, lint denied anything was amiss. "I honestly don't know yet what the problem was said Terry May of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Condition Report A bank report of condition issued .lune .'III listed assets of million and liabilities of million. Deposits, the report said, totaled million; reserves on loans and securities were and there was a capital account of Mrs. Cannon said she suspected some- thing was wrong when hank examiners kepi returning. The president said she did not know about Davis' option to buy the bank. Officials said the bank may be liquidated or another bank may buy the assets and lia- bilities of the Cromwell bank, whose deposits are insured to apiece by FDIC. Wellmon October Festival Saturday zen's handwork and hobby- WELLMAN-October Fes- tival day will be held here Sat- urday with activities arranged by the Business Women's club. These include a senior citi- cra'fl show from 9 to p.m. in the Slocked building, an afternoon concert on Main street bv the Wellman Vol- unteer band; and clown enter- tainers with candy for the children. Special shopping attractions will also be offered by Well- man merchants. Save AI1- 18.00 on Coats Keg. 855.00 860.00 Basic Fly Front or Smart Belted Styles! Save now on all-weather and utility coats with shell and zip-out liners. Choice of two favorite styles. The belted trench or basic fly fronl. Navy, brilish tan and while. Sixes lib' lo 4fi reK., 40-4-1 IOIIK. ARMSTRONG MEN'S FLOOR ;