Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Uaplds tiaacllc: Thurs., Nov. 7, 1574 Demos Push To Boost Senate Majority in Special Election By Krlstclie IWsen "'I) Now that they have (R'lealed "the old guard" In (he iuwu and claimed control, Democrats say they will !helr Scnatc majority to 26 In a special election. Democrats purged the Republican house eadership to win GO of the 100 seals in the lower chamber Tuesday, and swept 14 senate races to boost their numbers to 25 in that' chamber. However, 26 seats are needed to control the 50-member senate, which is presided over by Republican Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu. The pivotal 26th seat will be vacated soon by state Sen. Michael Blouin who was elected to congress. Blouin's seat has long been a Democratic stronghold in Dubuquc, but parly officials say they'll take no chances on losing it. Intensive Drive State Democratic Chairman Tom Whitney, who rioted a Democratic controlled legislature would give his party the opportunity to do "some long overdue and dramatic said an Intensive drive will be mounted to hold Blouin's seat. He said the state party will provide "every service possible" for the race, Including designating U. S. Senator-elect John Culver and Blouin the honorary campaign chairmen. Whitney said the newly elected Democrats' first ordcr'of business will be to convene next month, elect their leadership and set their legislative priorities, He said the legislative slate will concentrate on "people's issues" restructuring the tax base, protecting the agricultural community and extending ser- vices to youth and economically disadvantaged. "The old guard was defeated, reflective of peoples' needs to seek some new Whitney said. "We now have the responsibility for the day-to-day direction of legislation and we want our people to take a hard look at the entire tax structure because it is not right that a man who makes should pay on Hie same tax rate as a man who makes Disrupt Policies However, Republicans fear thai the Democrats' to provide "good govern- ment" could shatter the state's balanced bud- get and disrupt the fiscally sound policies of Incumbent Republican Gov. Robert D. Ray's six-year administration. They speculate the Democrats will attempt to repeal the state's right-to-work law, rearrange the corporate and personal tax system and roll back the interesl rates on credit sales. Ray will have his first taste of working with a Democratic dominated legislature in January and Republicans arc cautioning now the key to success for both sides will be compromise. Slate Republican Chairman John McDonald said, "The legislature has a heavy respon- sibility to work with Ihc governor. It will be very interesting to sec what the Democrats will try. They have an inclination to spend money very quickly, but they have a respon- sibility to live up to the sound fiscal policy that has been established and we will watch very closely to see that their performance is a res- ponsible one." Go Halfway However, McDonald added that Ray was "a very cooperative man who will go more than halfway to (ry to do whatever is right for the people of Iowa." Ray said he would "bend and make every effort to work with the and nolerl that he probably would call a special election for the Blouin seat for the first part of January. McDonald said "unfortunately" the GOP had no "resources" to pour into the race and has not decided on a candidate. LI. Gov. Neu said he hoped the special elec- tion would be finished before the legislature convenes to "avoid another confrontation." "If any message came through in the elec- tions it was that people arc tired of that tactic and we would be wine to begin in a spirit of said Neu. Power Stripped Neu said he expects to be stripped of much of his power if a Democrat wins the 26th scat. He said his authority to make committee ap- pointments and guide legislation through the upper chamber probably would be removed if Democrats got the 26th voice and added they realistically have the better chance of winning Blouin's seat. Despite Democratic-inspired legislation likely to clash with the governor's goals, Neu said he hopes important measures would not bring sharp and bitter party splits. He said it would be to the disadvantage of both sides and a disservice to the people of Iowa. Neu said he expects measures revising the stale's criminal code, increasing pension plans for the elderly and public employes, and a modification of the interest rate bill to be considered by the next legislature. Luther College Hosts Organist DECORAH Luther college will host organist Sharon Kleckner Nov. 15 for an even- ing organ recital on the college's Hendrickson tracker organ in Koren center. The recital begins at 8 p.m. and is open to the public without charge. The performance will prelude the Dorian Keyboard festival for high school students scheduled Nov. 16. Miss Kleckner is presently minister of music at the House of Hope Presbyterian church in St. Paul, Minn. Regular Garbage Service Begins in Area ON THIS DATE in 1917, the Bolsheviks overthrew the short lived Kerensky government in Russia and Nikolai Lenin became the new head of government. DECORAH A regular monthly garbage pickup ser- vice is scheduled to start Thursday in the Bluffton area. The Wheeler Garbage Pickup Service operated by Paul Wheeler, of Kendallville, will make its first run Thurs- day along the Bluffton blacktop and in the village of Bluffton. According to Wheeler, rural people who found it imprac- tical to make a 40 to 50 mile roundtrip each month to dis- pose of their trash and garbage in the Frankville landfill had begun dumping their refuse in sinkholes and other places on farms in the area. Because of the inconvenience and possible pollution result- ing from this practice, Wheeler said, a group of 21 Bluffton Township residents held meet- ings with him and finally en- gaged his services.' Wheeler said he will make his pickup for Bluffton Township residents the first Thursday of every month and will collect per customer as he makes his rounds. Wheeler explained that he will haul the Bluffton garbage and trash to the Winneshie'k county landfill near Frankville where he will be required to pay 30 percent of his pickup revenue for use of the landfill. 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Gallagher asked for the opinion after receiving ques- tions from a grocery store about the legality of giving free beer to customers. Gallagher said his depart- ment does not like the practice but can't stop it. Science Professor Speaks at Cornell MT. VERNON Dr. Ed- ward W. Voss, jr., will speak to Cornell college students Nov. 13 and 14. Voss, whose lecture is to begin at 4 p.m. in Law hall 302, is a .professor of microbiology at the University of Illinois. Champaign-Urbana. Balance of Farm, Industry Income Helps Iowa Economy DBS MOINES (IDPA) Although Iowa's economy is cooling off, state development commission officials say farm income is softening the blow. Conceding that Iowa, like the rest of the nation, is in the midst of a recession, Del Van Horn, director of the develop- ment commission, said that Iowa is in a very favorable position because of a balanced economy between the farm and industry. "With this farm income we don't have the'peaks and valleys being experienced by many Van Horn point- ed out. Corn Sales He noted that corn is selling in the range of to per bushel, while farmers are get- ting anywhere from to per bushel for their soybeans. This is quite a shot in the arm for Iowa's economy, he said. To illustrate, Van Horn recalled a recent conversation with a banker. It seems that a farmer with a load of soybeans had a more valuable cargo than the bank's armored truck. Richard Powell, who is in charge of industrial develop- menl for the commission, reports that through the first nine months of this year new job opportunities created in the state were off approximately 25 percent when compared to the three-quarter average for the past nine years. New Industries Through September, some 43 new industries had announced they were locating in Iowa bringing with them jobs. The industries represent a capital investment of million. During the same period, 64 existing industries announced expansions costing an estimat- ed million. The average for the first three-quarters over the past nine years, 1965-73, has been 153 plant announcements, both new industry and expansions, creating jobs and requir- ing a capital expenditure of million. All things considered, neither Powell nor Van Horn is depressed at Iowa's record ol industrial achievement. Disap- pointed, yes. They are hoping that Iowa and the nation will turn the economy around soon, perhaps in 1975. But neither is very optimistic. Fared Well Both feel Iowa has fared as well, if not better, than most states. Van Horn points out, however, that it is difficult to compare the industrial development job being done by each of the 50 states because there is no common ground to measure the results. FINE HOAAE FURNI5HING5 Open Tonight (Thurs.) 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