Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 25, 1974, Page 9

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October 25, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The I'rclar Knplil-i (iiizrltr: l-'rl., Oft. 1371 County Hy I'rank Nyc CLAYTON COC-NTY Of Hie H counties in ihi' Second congressional districl, Clayton is lln> "Swingingesl" when it COlllCS III Democrats anil Republican-, arc so evenly divided here that cither could take over the I'oiirlliiinse ill a when clceliim. Inil more than likely ils county offices will be occupied hy a eiimhiiialiini of the two. Under Ihe new election law. voters don't have to register inilil 11175 in Iowa's smaller counlics, hill already they arc lining and the figures hear mil this split. (Seventeenth of 19 Articles) Records in County Auditor Ray office at Klkader show that as of last Sepl. 1 there was a total rows- trillion of with Demo- crats milniimbcring Repub- licans by !I2 to The remaining regis- tered as "unaffilialcd" with either parly and that's where the comes in. Occupants of the county off- ices are just the reverse of the Democratic advantage in Ihe voter-registration figures. Republicans hold five and Democrats four of the nine posts, including two of three supervisor jobs. Culver Won 'i Benefit Ironically, one follow who didn't benefit from this see- saw voting in the county until two years ago is Congressman John Culver. Cedar Rapids Democrat, who owns a slimmer home here high on a McGregor cliff overlooking the Mississippi. Culver losl Clayton county in lour straight elections by niiirKins ranging from 132 voles in 18711 to 53K votes in ISIiS. before winning il by (1114 votes in Having won it on Ids fiftli Iry by nearly double the margin of his largest loss, he is expected to hold it at the Nov. 5 election in Ins race with Slate Rep. David Stanley. Musi-aline Republican, for I'.S. senator. Kven ihe Clayton county Republican chairman. Charles Millham. 112. C.iitliMiberg. gives Culver the edge here. "If Culver loses Ibis county he'll lose the was Millham's eonimenl during a recent interview. A retired newspaper owner Charles Millliom who slill has his hand in sev- eral businesses, Millham doesn'l think Cuher will have an easy time few politicians do in Clayton. He points lo Stanley's 4.li2li lo victory Harold Hughes here, in heir race for U.S. sena- tor. ;is proof. Hill Ihe fact that Culver is "home town folks" and has done a lot of favors for people in this area is in his favor. Millham said. Really On the Ball George Leonard, 42, who feeds livestock on his 1.2011 acre farm southwest of Kl- kader and doubles as Clayton county Democratic chairman. Ihinks Culver will "do well here." "One thing about John Culver and (U.S. Sen.) Dick Clark." said Leonard in an interview, "is that they're really on the ball. 1 They've got good staffs and they are always thinking how they can help their con- stituents. I've called them about everything from bring- ing bodies back from overseas lo Ihe grain deal and they al- ways come through. "Several months ago Ihere was an Klkader implement dealer who couldn't gel oil. 1 lold him In call them. He got some oil. "There was Ibis woman in Dyersville thai isn't even in my county who called. Her falher had died of a heart attack while he and her mother were on vacation in Kurope. "She wanted to know how to get Ihe body hack. We called Cuher and he made the ar- rangements. "He's done a lot of work on Ihe new McGregor bridge and on llv.' Guttcnberg flood wall Nearly every-lown has a now pusl office and rigid now Culver and Chirk are Irving lo gel money lor X-ray equip- men! at Klkader." As might be expected, in Leonard's book Stanley's hard-hitting attack on Culver for accepting "pressure Georgo Leonard group" money hasn't had any effect nil Ihe campaign. Definition "Stanley's definition of pressure group is anybody wlio gives money lo Culver." he said. "I'd rather see Democratic candidates get heat, than to roil down Iheir opponenls." CO11 Chairman Millham says much of Culver's vole- gelling ability can be traced lo the fad lhal a good ombudsman." "People don't think of him as a legislator, because he's made a career out of gelling projects for the area." Republican opponent. Ted Riley carried Clayton county, to in Ins unsuccessful atteinpl lo un seal Culver in 111118. and Millliam predicts he'll carry M again over I'louin Nov. 5 "When Ihe small lown resi- dents and farmers Bloom's constituency isn't the same as theirs they'll support .Riley." lie said. "lilouin will have Mill per- cent labor support and. whether we like it or not. small town and farm inleresls are nol labor's interests. The people don't want labor lo have a free hand in passing legislation in congress." Millham said Riley will have an uphill fight because of Culver's influence here. Asked whether labor inter- ests aren't supporting Culver, as well as Hloiiin. Millham said "the average Clayton counlian isn't going to Ihink about il" so far as Culver is concerned since he's had a chance lo judge Culver on iimply. performance. Leonard sairl "Hlouin has been in (he county more than Riley but it's going to he a close race The fact. Leonard the Second district is entitled (njs election because so many "arc turned off on politics. Since Clayton is a swing county, il doesn'l stretch logic tOCP to that a Republi- can, C.ov. Robert Ray. seems a safe be! lo uin il in ill.-, bid for ;i fourth term. lias built himself "They think poiiucian is a crook and that's not nec- essarily true. The only way li Pasf Election Results In Clayton County l-nr I'.S. l-'nr Yi'iir Ilfiii. llfn 1972 4.012 3.425 5. 3.8II2 1971) (No senator race) 3.145 3.152 19S8 -l.tlllli 3.5W 4.MI7 4.D4li 4.5S4 4.177 3.1114 (No senator race) 5.1187 3.4110 4.K5S 19li2 3.5113 4.1154 3.57-1 4. Dili 1971 Candidates lliMiltn-nilii- Congressman Michael Hlouin Riley rtisl I n i-iliir HupliM (Niitc: .lami's W III'- Amrni-iill liurly rallillil.ih' Slale Sen. Matthew Karpan 'Dale Tiedcn Illlluhsl.) iKIkiiili-n Slide Rep. LiiVerni1 Carms Roger A. llalvorson (I7lh (ll-l I il.n.-iiial 'Mm......-n Stiite Rep. Terry Dyrland Howard I. Dunlap (IKIll ilist I iKItilili'l'l iM.-lliehi'slcrl Co. Recorder ha Nell Dinan 'Hernice Carpenter Co Treasurer Miles 11. Daley 'Oliver [Install iKIk.llllTI Co. Attorney Harold Pahla.s quite a Millham Kovornmcnl is lor Ihe commenlcd. "I was his li- people to gel to know Ihe nance chairman Ihe firsl year candidates, to look them up he ran. Left Deficit For Ray "People remember lhal (Cov.) Hughes had a surplus when he went into office and led a deficit for Ray. who has buill il surplus and reduced laxes at Hie same time." Ray carried Ihe county the firsl three limes he ran I'or governor 5.3311 lo over Paul in and 4.IIII7 tu 3.5118 in IDIiS. and by 25 votes. 3.177 to 3.152 over Rob- erl Kulton in 11170. Democratic Chairman Leonard sees, Ray through a different sel of glasses. "II look Ihis slide from IK4D (when it was admitted lo the union) unlil HtliS lo reach a billion dollar he mused, "but il took Ray only six years lo gel it lo a bilhon- Clayton is "rurally-oriented, [arming country" and dial's why Leonard gives Ray's Democratic foe. Stale Sen James Sehaben. a chance lo will "Schabcn won il in Ihc pri- mary and we're working hard fur him. Leonard said. ichiiben won a three-man race for the Dcmocralic nom- ination lasl June, carrying Clayton eounly 582 lo 4112 over Bill Cannon. Chirk Rasmusscn finished Iliird with 188 Mites. Ihcy attend Ihe same Lutheran church in Momma so Ihcir race is ii friendly one. Carms is a past county Farm Hurean presidenl llalvorson. an insurance man is former Second district anil Clayton eounly GOP chair man teachers are contesting: Tern Dyrland, Klkader Democrat and Howard Dunlap. Manclics tor Republican. Slale Sen. Dale Tieden, Klkader Republican is favored In retain bis illh district seat acainst M.-Hlbc'w Karpan. Klkador Democrat. and cosmetics salesman. (Sunday Winneshiek County) Carried Holh chairmen showed apprehension when discussing Ihc race for Culver's congres- sional seat, between Slate Senators Michael Blciiin. Du- Democrat, and Tom Riley, Cedar Rapids Repub- lican. There's a conlesl for every laylun county except county attorney, where Harold I'ah- j.-jkader lawyer, and a Democrat, is after his old job. after losing 1372 Democratic primary election lo Kevin Neylan, who didn't run for re-election this year. are anticipated for two supervisor posls and in Ihe I Till and ISlh dis- Iricls. l-'ormcr stale Sen. Ailoiph Klvers. Klkader. and Dickey. are Democratic candidates for siipevisor jobs, againsl Kcmert Klinge. Monona. an jni-niiibcnl. N'irgil Colesburg. IS UVHIUI.IUI supervisor, whose term doesn't end until 11177. js Democrat. Ccrald Slciin-. SI. Oliif. so Democrats could lake control of Ihe board if only one of their candidates w'ins Nov. 5. Third menilicr of Ihc pre- seni board is Charles Meyers. dntienberg, Republican, who js retiring lliis year. ]n the 17th house district. Roger Halvorson, Monona Republican. and LuYcrne Cmrms. I, liana Democrat, arc Mciidenliall (H-Ncw Albin) is leaving. Both arc popular and Council Approves Million Industrial Bonds Poslvillc cily council, id a recenl meet- ing, approved issuance of SI .25 million in indusln il bonds In help finish the Norplex plant located here. Tlie bonds have been dclu ered from Chicago lo city olh eials. Members also approved [he purchase of hind from Lorenc i I-'.. Reinhardl for a new citv well ;i! ils recently couni I Tile council accepted olln i contracts from Lerrdall Construction Co.. of S25.II2II for ii sewer lift station, and at eeiilcd ii bid from Gocrdl Conslruction Co. to replai i concrete id six locations at Members delayed action on joining the landfill program llc.il ITiiilk'. ilu limit county board of supervisors establish a coiinty-uide huid- lill agency. The council approu'd taking over the Christmas lighting system from the Commercial ciiib. A study has been planned lor ii method of heating he new Uider pumping plant idl- er People's Natural Gas in- formed Ihc city il could not furnish natural LMS I'or the facililv. Supervisors 2 IIP I'li'i-li'il frn .il-l.-iri'i-i Adolph Klvers "Kenni! Khnge G. William Dickey Virgil Wessell "2 3 2" THOUSANDS HAVE SUCCEEDED JOIN THEM! WEDNESDAY COLLEGE (1 day college) FUTURE COLLEGE DAY, EVENING SAT. 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