Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 5, 1974, Page 10

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IS rn •v.v ■Xvi • •x-x-:-x*v^<,x-x*x-x-vX-x>x«X'X-^vX,XvX-x*x-x-XtX-x---x-v.v.-x-x->XvX%w»XTO5   ......••••••••v/^.-.\svx*xw:w*x*x-x-x<^x-x-x*x«:'X-?xw Report Shows Demo Fund Spending Tops Republicans x-x-x WASHINGTON (AP) - According to a report released Monday by Common Cause, Democratic candidates in four of six Iowa congressional races have raised more money than their Republican opponents. And in all but the First district race. Democrats have spent more than their Republican counterparts, according to Common Cause s campaign monitoring project from reports filed with the secretary of the U. S, senate and the clerk of the U. S. house The reports generally cover the period through Oct. 14, 1974, some 22 days before the general election. The analysis covers the I. S. senate race and all races for house, except district Four. Culver at Top Rep. .John Culver (D-lowu) was the top fundraiser with $368,220, and the top spender with $343,168. He is facing State Rep. David Stanley of Muscatine for the C. S. senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Harold Hughes (I)-Iowa). Stanley was listed with contributions of $259,471 and expenditures of 258,897. Of the five U. S. house races the project had reports on. Hep. William Scherle (R-Iowa) was the leading fundraiser with $99,157, but had spent only $52,674. His Democratic opponent for th<‘ Fifth district seat, Tom Harkin, an Ames lawyer, has outspent Scherle with $72,462. Harkin was listed as having contributions of $77,708 Outspent Crassly Tile only other Republican candidate to draw more funds than his Democratic opponent was state Rep. Charles (irassley in the Third district. He had contributions of $75,931. compared to $67,431. Rapp, however, has outspent (Irassley $63,690 to $52,972. The only Republican to outspell his opponent was James I-each of Davenjiort in the First district. The report listed $69,079 in expenses — and contributions — for Leach. His opponent, first-term Congressman Ed Mezvinsky. was reported to have received $72,424 and spent $67,593. The report said the analysis included only candidates w hose reports were on file as of Oct. 25. The only race not reported — Fourth district — matches Republican Chuck Dick against incumbent Democrat Neal Smith. LLS sr n a lr rare--Culver reports individual contributions of $100 or less totalling $107.003. Thirty-three persons were listed as contributing ll .IMW or more with the larg«*st contribution t*e-ing $5.(HNI from Maurice Templcman, New York attorney Four other per sons. including two Iowans, were shown to have contributed $3,000 each tailor group totals amounted to $78.(88) and Democratic party committees gave $13,163 Stanley has received $00,845 from Republican party committees He was listed as donating $22,170 to his own campaign and $3.(NNI each was received from both O'. Maxwell Stanley and Elizabeth Stanley, his parents. In alt. there were 17 individual contributions of $1 .(NNI or more Contributions of $73,101 were donated by individuals in amounts of $1(H) or less House First district Mez\ insky recieved $20,040 from individuals contributing $100 or less and Leach $29,813 Labor gave $20,500 to Mez-uriksy and the Democratic party $5,412 largest contribution to Mez-vmksy was $2,000 from Des Moines businessman Joseph Roscnfield l/eaeh was listed as contributing $17,950 to his own campaign and he receive $0,395 from Kcpuhhean party committees No labor contributions were listed House Second District Democrat IMichae! Blouin listed receipts of $94,022 and expenditures of $93,734. Blouin received $20,044 in contributions of $1<H) or less. A total of $8,IMM was donated by hts sister and brother-in-law Three other contributions of $i (NNI wen* listed. Gians to the Blouin campaign totaled $10,580. including $8,5<HI from Suzanne Blouin. his wife, and $1 BINI from Blouin himself. I .a bor groups contributed $21,350 arid $5,5iNi from Democratic party groups. Riley reported contributions of $84,504 and expenditures of $70,709. Of the contributions, $45,522 came in sums of $100 or less. The largest single contribution was $7.5<Nl by Gerald Ovel of Cedar Rapids Republican party committees contributed $10,004. the Iowa affiliate of the American Medical Association $5,(NNI and BIP AC, founded by the National Association of Manufacturers $3.(NNI. House Third district: (irassley received $30,043 in contributions of $100 or less Ile gave $1,701 to his own campaign, the only contribution from an individual more than $500 Republican party committees contributed $14,210, business interest groups $0,100, the Iowa affiliate of the American Medical Assn $5,000 and $4,000 came from the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress. Rapp received $24,558 from individuals in sums of $100 or less His largest contribution was $3,500 from Des Moines businessman .Joseph Rosenfield. Rapp contributed $2 381 and loaned an additional $747 to his campaign His parents. John and Beverly Rapp, Cedar Falls, contributed $1,017 and loaned $1,000 Three other contributions between $1,100 and $1 (NNI were listed. Labor groups were listed as contributing $17,300 and Democratic party committees $9,050 The National Committee for an Effective Congress gave $1,700 and three other groups $1,000 each. I I rn M •x§ rn i :*x v.v Court Hears Home Rule Case By Harrison Weber DES MOINES - (IDF AI —The supreme court is being asked to give the “home rule” amendment to the Iowa constitution “a liberal, living interpretation so that it wilt In* a polestar of the cities’ rights to self-determination in Iowa for decades to come.” That's the plea of attorneys representing the League of Iowa Municipalities and the city of Des Moines in formal briefs filed with the court preparatory to the court hearing oral arguments in the case on Tuesday. The league, the city of Des Moines and the highway commission. are appealing a decision in late 1937 by Polk County Court Judge Gibson Holliday which struck down many sections of a home rule bill enacted by the 1972 legislature, saying they are unconstituional and void. The suit was initiated by a group of Des Moines residents who feared that a north-south freeway was going to be built in Des Moines which might affect their property. Gave Authority The Des Moines residents argued that the home rule bill gave the highway commission authority, which it previously did not have, to construct a freeway in any city in Iowa. including Des Moines, without the consent of that city The highway commission has denied that the home rule bill delegated a new authority to the commission. It has been the position of the highway commission throughout the case that it has had and does have the authority to construct primary road extensions within municipalities whether or not they wre of freeway design and whether or not the highway commission is acting alone or in cooperation w ith the municipality. In ruling that portions of the home rule hill are unconstitutional, Judge Holliday held that from Nov 7. 1968. the date of adoption of the 25th amendment to the Iowa constitution, any statute enacted by the legislature inconsistent therewith is void. Judge Holliday held that prior to the home rule bill, in 1972, the highway commission did not have authority to construct a freeway through Des Moines without the consent of the city, hut after the home rule bill had been enacted, the highway commission had the authority to construct a freeway in Des Moines without the consent of the city. The highway commission counsel argues there is “no justiciable controversy” between the plaintiffs and defenders. ( an’t Levy Taxes The commission s attorneys say under Iowa constitutional provision for home rule, municipalities cannot levy taxes without authority of the general assembly, municipalities’ authority extends only to local affairs, and the legislature still has the authority to legislate tai municipal matters arid municipal laws or or dinances cannot be inconsistent with such legislation of the general assembly. They contend that the home rule hill enacted in 1972 is constitutional because it is the type of legislation by the general assembly in reference to municipal affairs which is permitted by the 25th constitutional amendment, * Furthermore, they say the constitutional amendment on home rule does not alter the Iowa highway commission s authority and responsibility to construct primary road exten sions within a municipality “because such is of state-wide concern.” City Power In ruling numerous sections of the home rule bill unconstitutional. Judge Holiday held that certain powers had been conferred on cities and towns by prior legislative grants before Nov. 7, 1968 The court declared that each of the home rule statutes were consistent with the 25th amendment. Accordingly, Holliday said. they were established tin Nov. 7, 1968. in cities and towns when the Dill ion rule was then totally abolished. “Thereafter,” he said in the ruling, “all pre-existing home rule powers and authority of all Iowa city councils, all of their pre-existing duties to their citizenry, and all pre-existing home rule powers, privileges and rights of such citizenry, were beyond the power of the Iowa legislature to directly or indirectly supplant, restrict, limit or withdraw .” Attorneys for the league and the city of Des Moines contend in oheir written briefs that the precise question to Ik* resolved in this case is the meaning of the following language: “Municipal corporations are granted home rule power and authority, not inconsistent with the laws of the general assembly.” Not Prohibit They contend that this language means that cities are granted plenary power of self-determination as limited by the laws of the general assembly in existence at the time the power is exercised. The constitutional grant of home rule power, they say, is self-executing in that it does not depend upon any act of the legislature. It’s their contention that the 125th amendment on home rule did not prohibit the legislature from repealing in 1972 most of the chapters in the Iowa Code on cities and towns. In seeking to overturn the lower court decision, the league of municipalities and the city of Des Moines, contend the grant of powers to the cities flows from the constitutional amendment and not from legislative acts. “The evil that was sought to be remedied was the dependence of the city on affirmative action by the legislature beefore the city could act.” the league and city of Des Moines state in their legal brief. “failure of the legislature to act or delay in acting handcuffed the cities. The remedy w as to give cities in Iowa home rule power to determine local affairs without having to wait for the power to come from legislative enactment. However, cities were not totally and completely free of the legislature, the home rule power could be limited by an affirmative act of the general assembly. Future Importance “The importance of the decision of the supreme court in this case as to future exercise and use of the power of home rule cannot be overemphasized. Nearly a decade has passed since the 25th amendment was drafted and passed for the first time. The legislature and the people have made their input, the cities arc beginning to take the initative in matters of lwal concern. “The complexity of city government burdened with constant demands for more and more service is increasing. It is imperative that cities Ik* allowed to set their own pace in meeting these demands. “The power of self-determination of local affairs can become a reality if home rule means what its farmers and the people thought it meant,” concluded the lawyers for the league and city of Des Moines. Conference to Discuss Improving Life of Elderly IOWA CITY — A wide range of topics focused on improving the quality of life experienced by the elderly will be discussed at an Iowa regional conference on aging to lx» held in Davenport at the Holiday Inn. on Nov. 20. The Davenport meeting, one of eight regional conferences being held in the state, is especially for residents of the following counties:    Benton. Linn, Jones, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, Washington, Muscatine. Scott and Clinton. The conference is designed for a wide variety of persons, including senior citizens, physicians, s<K*iaI workers, nurses, allied health jK»rson-nel, special educators, home economists, clergymen, hospital administrators, county extension service directors, nursing home administrators, health planners and community leaders. Registration information can still be obtained by writing to director of conferences. Iowa memorial union, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (Phone: 319-353-5505) or by contacting an arca agency on aging. Directing the conference is Dr. Woodrow W. Morris, associate dean of the University of Iowa college of medicine and chairman of the Iowa commission on aging, which is cooperating in sponsoring the programs with the U. of I. office of continuing medical education A seafood selection that brings yon back to Bishops. When it’s fish you're yearning for, Bishops is the place for you. Our ever-changing selection includes Red Snapper, South African Whiting, Filet of Sole. Perch, Haddock, Walleyed Pike and Baked Turbot Amandine Fish another of the foods that bring you back to Bishops. Stop in soon YOU'LL FIND    a WL RE JUST A LITTLE ( BUFFET • Lindale Plaza CAFETERIA • Downtown Not Guilty Plea Sentence Deferred To Robbery Charge In Manslaughter Case TAMA—Elmer Roberts, jr., of the Mcsquakie Indian settlement, pled not guilty in Tama county district court to a charge of robbery with aggravation in eonection with thi* Oct. 17 hijacking of a truck loaded with hogs on highway 30 , four miles west of Tama. Robert’s trial date was set for Dec. 9. At the request of Robert's attorney, Schaeffer granted his trasnfer from the Tama county jail to the Area VI services center in Marshalltown. lh* was ordered to file a personal appearance bond of $15.(KIO Jimmied) Ward, 37, also of the settlement, was granted a court appointed attorney. Judge Shaeffer set Nov 15 for Ward to plea on charges of armed robbery' and resisting execution of process. TOLEDO—Distict Court Judge Clinton E. Shaeffer granted a request to deferr a two-year sentence of a Gladbrook man, Gregg Anthony Goos, 21, who was indicted Aug. 30 by a Tama county grand jury and charged with manslaughter and drunk driving. Goos, who had pled guilty to the manslaughter charge, was placed on probation to the Bureau of Community Correction Services and is to enroll in rehabilitation and treatment in ther Area VT services center. Marshalltown. Goos also pled guilty last week to the drunk driving charge, and was fined $500 Both charges stemmed form a July 27 accident two miles cast of Gladroook in which Jason Jiroutek, 3, son of Mr nd Mrs. Larry Jiroutek of Cedar Rapids was fatally injured. ON THIS DATE in 1969. Anti-war demonstrators were driven away from a research laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology by several hundred policemen. 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