Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 25, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 25, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Krl., Oct. 25. 1974 Ford Boosts GOP Iowa Democrats Ask By Frank Nye "His created enthusi- DFS M01NFS For the ;5sm greater for most part. Iowa Republicans fandidatps. 1 think the were ecstatic about rrosiciert rresKiont is pretty popular Ford's visit to Moinos Farmer Reiv .lewci, Thursday while lYiTuvrals. of a camii- hrou.ch State Chairman T.vni lisu" scnaiiir. de- .Vhitney were ssk-.n.c for scribed Ford's MM; as a to prmwtf "Pickor-uppor" for RepaWi- Kf-al Frohlc-m i. added, iho real rrn ;s translate Ford's Authority for Chief AP WlrODlioto Either this tiny tot is a non-Republican, or he doesn't like the idea of being ignored. At any rate, tears were in order as President Gerald Ford shook hands Thursday with persons who greeted him in Des Moines. The man in the background who appears to take a dim view of the infant's attitude is a secret service agent checking the crowd. Newspaper Fined For OSHA Violations DES MOINES (UPI) Occupation Safely and Health Administration (OSHA) nffi- cals have fined the DCS Moines Register and Tribune Co. for 13 violations of federal regulations concerning on-the- job safety of employes. Sid Levalds, area director for OSHA. said a fine of was levied against the newspaper for the violations. Levalds also said he has been told by the company that all but one of the complaints has been corrected and that the remaining one will be corrected within a time limit. Most of the safety hazards were in connection with the company's mail room. Vinton Council Votes Against Dismissing Bid VINTON The Vinton city council held a bid letting Thursday night for a chassis for its new fire truck. Only one bid was received from International Harvester Co., Waterloo, for for a gas engine and for a diesel engiene. The council expressed displeasure at receiving only one bid but a motion to reject the bid was rejected by council vote. The matter was then re- ferred to the public safely committee for a full study. Ernie Hanover appeared be- fore the council concerning water and sewer lines to his housing development in North- east Vinton. He claimed he had two lots that are of no value to him for building purposes because the city has utility easement rights through the lots and proposed selling the property to the city. The council tabled action pending study. The council decided on a bond to be posted by the developer of Hillside subdivision in Southwest Vinton for platting and gave two-years for the developer to make improvements. In other business, the council set Nov. 14 as bid let- ting date for a new one-ton truck for the water depart- ment and approved purchase of a used Chevrolet for Public Works Director Gordon The price of the used car u.is plus a trade-in un the old police car. MM! into Republican uites at the November election. State Sen, Tom Uiley of Cedar Rapids, the Republican candidate for Second district congressman, tackled that problem, savins he doubted whether the visit would have impact" except among party members. "My honest said Riley. whose election Font called for, along with other GOP congressional candi- dates, "is that it is a plus for the party. "It helps to raise the spirit and the morale of Republi- cans, who have been in I lie dumps during recent months because of what's happened in Washington. Motivation "But I doubt that it has much impact beyond party members themselves." In other words, Riley be- lieves Ford's visit will moti- vate many Republicans to go to the polls, who might not have gone otherwise. But he is skeptical that it will lure many Republican votes from the high percen- tage of Iowa independent and swing voters. Ford made two talks during the day one on the state- house steps to a Friendly crowd variously estimated between and 12.000 that was billed non-political and the other to a partisan Re- publican luncheon gathering of about Statchouse Speech It was the so-called "non- political" speech at the state- house that fired Democratic State Tom Whitney into ac- tion. Whitney said several Iowa stations have acceded to his request for time to reply to KNOXVILLE (UPI) The city of Knoxville finally knows who its police chief is. Marion county District Judge Evan Van Wifvat ruled Thursday that Charles Wooldrdige will take over the police chief responsibilities for the town. Van Wifvat said only the city council has the authority to fire a chief of pol- ice. The controversy all began when Knoxville Mayor Ju- lianne Jensen fired Wool- Charge Des Moines Man With Possession CORALVILLE Gary K. Banks, 26 of Des Moines was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Ciiralvillc police and John- son county deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Banks was arrostcd at a Coralville motel. According to Johnson County Sheriff Gary Hughes, "A number of sus- pected drugs were confiscated and are currently undergoing" chemical annalysis. The suspected drugs are barbi- tuites, amphetamines and LSD. We expect additional charges to be filed." Banks is currently being held in Johnson county jail. Discover for yourself the fast, low-cost results you get from classified ads! drdige last month and had her appointee, Robert Koch sworn in as chief without the coun- cil's prior knowledge. The council then set Koch's salary at per year. However, following an in- vestigation into the matter, the council fired Koch and rehired Wooldridge. Van Wifvat also ruled Koch is not entitled to any com- pensation. One policeman here com- mented on the decision saying "we sure arc glad to have this thing over with." Boards Can Set Snowmobile Routes DES MOINES (AP) County boards of supervisors have discretionary powers to designate which county roads can be used for snowmobiling, the Iowa Attorney General's office said Wednesday. The boards must also evalu- ate all county roads nut portions of them to de- termine which can be used without causing hazards to motorists, the opinion said. Trick or Treat SIGOUKNEY Sigourney Mayor Glen Parkhill and the city council have designated Thursday as trick or treat night in Sigourney. Children may go out for trick or treat Halloween night from 6 to 8 o'clock. Ford's statohouse address and that he plans to tile com- plaints with the Federal Com- munications Commission against stations that don't. "The essence of this is that we think it was a partisan appearance period." Whitney said. "It was billed as nonpartisan but obviously didn't turn out that way." Republican State Chairman John McDonald accused Dem- ocrats of using "cry-baby tac- Didn't Ask "We didn't ask for such a thing when President Johnson was here on the s'.atehouse grounds (in McDonald told United Press Internation- al. "It's always a delightful thing when the President comes. We feel presidential visits in the state should be made available to as many people as possible, regardless of persuasion. "I'm rather surprisc-1 they would be crying about this kind of thing. It sounds rather petty." Reimbursement In adidition to asking equal radio-television time, Whitney also called on the GOP to reimburse the state for money spent in preparation for the President's appearance. Republicans might make a case that Ford's statehouse steps speech was largely non- partisan. In his opening, for example, he said that "during my years in congress, I have always been impressed, frankly, by the men of both parties that Iowa has sent to Washington." In establishing a link be- tween Iowa and his home state of Michigan, Ford recalled that Forest Evashevski, a for- mer Michigan player, did a great job uf coaching at the University of Iowa a few years back. A Democrat Evashevski was one of the state's most prominent Demo- crats when he live in Iowa. Ford did praise Gov. Robert Ray and Republican congress- man during the statehouse speech, which was devoted largely to reassuring Iowa farmers his administration is dedicated to making sure they, along with all the na- tion's farmers, are fully re- warded "for services ren- dered." But that praise was nothing compared with the laudatory phrases he used on them dur- ing his obviously-partisan address about an hour later to the Republican fundraising luncheon crowd at the Val Air ballroom in West Des Moines. Fourth Term He again praised Ray and called for his election to an unprecedented fourth term. Seated on the platform with him were two of Iowa's three congressmen, William Scherlc of the Fifth district and Wiley Mayne of the Sixth, who came in for another presidential blessing. So did the Third district's H.R. Gross, who was not present. In fact. Ford brought Gross' name up again in alluding to the candidacy of State Hep. -LIKETOSTARTTHE DAY OUT RIGHT? Dial 363-8563 with deposit! Your choice of three circuit .-tylcs FREE with a qualifying deposit in a First National Savings Account or Certificate of IX-po.sit. Additional goblets available at beautifully reduced prices. Start your collection today! (Limit, one free gift per family.) David Stanley, for U.S. sena- tor. "Dave Stanley is a man who has the same dedication to saving the same opposition to spending as 11.If. Gross. Wiley Mayne and Bill Seherle." the President said. Stanley Beamed While Stanley, seated neat- Ford, beamed, the President continued, saying he also knows Congressman John Culver. Stanley's Democratic opponent. "Dave Stanley is a saver and his opponent is a big, big spender." Ford said in an aside from his text. This remark was along his general luncheon speech theme of blasting the Demo- crats, as a group, for spending the nation into inflation. Security was tighter than during the presidential visits to the state of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Reporter Pool A pool of reporters, includ- ing this one, admitted to a pre-luncheon reception where the President shook hands and exchanged greetings with about 30 individuals who sold tickets for the luncheon, were kept so far from the group they couldn't hear what the President said, other than "Hi Jack." or "Hi, Jim." Republican state headquart- ers confirmed Friday that most of the ticket-sellers present were well-heeled busi- ness men who had under- written a number of the platc tickets to insure a suc- cessful luncheon. GOP headquarters said the next disclosure report will show who bought the tickets. When he left the ballroom. Ford doffed his coat in the warm sun and strode over to a roped-off area lined with sev- eral hundred well-wishers to shake a few hands. His total time in Des Moines was slightly less than three hours. Waterloo Girl Molested: Witness In Fitz Trial FORT DODGE A Waterloo pathologist has testi- fied in the murder trial of Russell 27, that 2-year- old Shelly Day was sexually molested shortly before she died. Dr. Gilbert Clark said Thursday lie performed an autopsy on the child which revealed a cord may have been tied around her neck and given a sharp tug to cause swift death by strangulation. He was one of seven prose- cution witnesses who testified in the jury trial being held in Webslor county district court following a change of venue from Black Hawk county. Dr. Paul O'Keife, Black Hawk county medical examin- er, said the girl's body was in rigor mortis when he got to scene in a Waterloo apartment building about 11 p.m. last June fi. He said the girl died about p.m. The girl's body, an electri- cal cord around her neck, was found in an attic in Fitz's apartment. I Favor Raising the speed limits on the in- terstate or enforcing the present 55 MPH limit. If is hypocritical to have laws that are not enforced. I Favor A limit on political contributions. A reasonable limit should be set on all contributions, both by the candidate and by outside interests. I Favor Cash discount on timely sales tax pay- ments. Businessmen are penalized for late payments. They should be allow- ed a discount for on-time VOTE FOR