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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IOC 'l'hu Gazelle: Weil., October 23, 191-1 By Mike Dcuprcc Although they niiiy differ on other matters, the two can- didates for state senate from Uio 15lh district agree on Hie most important issue the legis- lature will face next session. Inflation was listed as the top priority by both Itcpublican lialpli Potter, Marion Kcaltoi "who is seeking a third term, ant Democrat Steve Severn, manag- er of Nesper Sign Co. and a former Cedar Rapids Communi- ty school board member. And both have about the same answer. Curb Spending "The state can curb spend- Sovern said, while Potter called for "good, sound business philosophy in spending tax dol- lars." After inflation, Sovern be- lieves the most important thing the legislature must do is re- store confidence in government and public officials. "Until we can do that, we 'nave a serious he said. Sovern was particularly criti- Ralpli Potter 15th Senatorial district candidates in Election '74 Priority up hind, anil wo wonder, who arc those people mill what all part of planning, Sov- ern believes, which grows more cal of Iowa's open meetings law, which he said contains a section vague enough to let of- ficials discuss and decide al- most any issue in private. "What kind of confidence can .ha public have in a decision made like he asked, hink that section of the law should be eliminated." Land Use Potter believes the numbci wo priority, an issue that ivil )rovoke heated debate, is land ase. "I guess I feel land use is nothing more than zoning sail- ng under a broad he said. "I would insist that it be operated and controlled at local level. I can't see where Washington, D. C., or DCS NEW YORK (AP) Many people may have the ability to receive and send information in a way other than by the five normal senses, twn phys- icists report. Their experiments, including test with Uri Geller, the Israeli magician and purported psy- chic, suggest the "existence of one or more" unidentified ways of learning tilings. "It may be that remote per- ceptual ability is widely distrib- uted in the general population, but because the perception is generally below an individual's level of awareness, it is re- pressed or not Dr. Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ of Stanford Research Insti- tute, Menlo Park, Calif., write in Nature, the prestigious Brit- ish scientific journal. Scaled Room In several experiments, Geller was isolated in a scaled room metal -.vails blocking out all sights, sounds and electrical impulses. The Geller experiments were intended to be made "cheat- proof" by consulting profes- sional magicians in their design, the scientists said. Geller repeatedly came up with right responses with scores far higher than by chance, Pulhoff and Targ said. In one case, in calling which face of a dice would be upper- most after being shaken, Geller VIM i'iglit in tiylil out uf eight calls of the number. Experi- menters who shook the dice in- side a steel box didn't know which number was uppermost, so couldn't transmit the infor- mation by some kind of telepa- thy. 13 Drawings Geller was asked to reproduce 13 drawings while physicially separated from his experiments. He did not know who made the drav.-ing, who selected it for him -.0 reproduce, or how it was elected. Drawings included a fire-cracker, a cluster of grapes, devii, horse, the solar system, a :rv: and an envelope. (i r a i n g s .showed' of correspondence i pictures, and most! remarkably similarity. I Mexican Leader Doubts American Oil Retaliation CITY (Al'J Prc.s- i'i' us Luis Eeiievcrria says lie 'i'c-s not expect retaliation From iii" i'. S. because he won't sell Alexiean oil lo the Americans price. K'-hevcrria (old a joint news with President Fort! that oil exported fiv.rn flv rich new fields found in Mexico would be sold at the world market price. On his re- turn to Mexico City Tuesday night, a reporter asked him if he feared a II. S. reaction against Mexican agricultural exports. "I don't believe Kehevcr- ria replied. "We have a just, at- a reasonable position. have, no other alternative bui to .stick lo Ihe world price." II1 added Ihat Mexico cannot niiijcrcni. the world price be- "Ihe world is .suffering an economic war, maybe But lie was not successful in experiments involving 100 target pictures of everyday objects, sealed in double envelopes. The object wac to whether direct perception of the envelope contents was possible without some person knowing which particular picture Geller was trying to reproduce. Each day over three days, Geller massed or declined to associate any envelope with a drawing he had made. In an editorial, Nature said it had chosen to publish the article despite objections by some "ref- erees" who thought the report weak in design and presenta- ion. The editors said they regard- ed it as a legitimate attempt by bona fide scientists to verify the purported phe- existence of a nomenon. Pays To Advertise The 15th senatorial district includes all of Marion; Cedar Rapids precincts 31 through 36 (Eisenhower, Harding junior high, Kenwood, Kennedy high, .Pierce and Nixon and the following Linn (own- ships: Boulder, Brown, Buffa- lo, Jackson, Linn, Maine, Otter Creek, Washington. Marion (Squaw Creek and and Monroe (Hia- watha and Moines, Iowa, can properly use and use to the best interests of he people affected." He termed preservation of 'ood-producing land but said "somebody will have to >ear the cost." Cities expand and roads are built on good and, he said, because it poses :ewer barriers to development. To expand on poorer land will cost more. Sovern stressed the need for 'lots of public hearings, lots of opportunities for people (o speak their piece" about land se. Delicate Balance "What we're going to have to vork for is maintaining that del- cate balance between individu- al property rights and the rights of generations to he aid. He also believes in complete disclosure by corporations that juy Iowa land. "We hear of blind trusts buy- ils to more people. llo praised the "Iowa 2000" program, in which lowans dis- cuss what their slate will be like a', the c-iiii of the century in terms of population, .social makeup, agriculture and other factors. "All those are things we're going lo have to think about he said. Potter, who served as floor leader for the home rule bill, said he expects debate over ex- tending home rule to counties. And he goes along with the state league of municipalities in be- lieving cities should have the power to levy local option taxes. Enforcement Problem However, he said he sees a "terrible enforcement problem" with a wheel tax, and economic troubles for merchants in cities that impose a sales 'tax. Potter suggested the most ef- ficient and equitable method may be to have counties levy and collect the taxes, then give the imoncy to the cities on a per capita basis. In any event, he said, he is opposed to a "reverse referen- dum" to give voters a chance to take away the taxing powers after they have been granted. The best way lo implement a tax is to have elected officials, who are accountable to the peo- ple, do it, Potter said, and the second-best, way is to have the issue decided by a referendum. The ''reverse referendum" ranks a poor third. Foundation Plan Potter also called for a review of the state foundation plan in view of the state's financial sur- plus. "If we have million, per- iiaps now is the time to speed jp that foundation plan and re- turn a greater amount of money to the local he said. School issues are particularly close to Sovern's heart. He said :iis experiences on the school board were among the reasons 10 decided lo run for the senate. Most of the problems of local education, he said, are a result of the legislature (aking away (he local board's prerogatives. We have to make some sub- tantial changes in the state oundation Sovern said. It is too large to respond day-o-day. We must build more exibility into it." An example, he said, is thai [though it costs more to a high school student than an elementary student, no discrimination is made in funding between education levels. Enabling Legislation He also wants to see the provide enabling legislation to mako school facilities available to other community groups so the ediools can be used as neighborhood centers. Helping in that way to develop a community spirit is one of lie ucnuvus me legislature should perform. 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