Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 12, 1974, Page 7

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November 12, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gaielte: Tues., Nov. 12, 1974 -v1' :'fy. Votes Canvassed: Three New Winners By United Press International While three unsuccessful Democratic candidates for Scott county supervisor posts filed a contest of election Mon- day, official voter canvasses showed new winners in three races ill other Iowa counties. The canvasses, conducted throughout the state Monday by county boards of supervi- sors, showed different winners in one.race each in Webster, Pottawattamie and Hancock counties. The three Scott county candidates, Wes Elliott, Mon- ica Walton and Pete Mat- thews, filed their contest immediately after the county board canvass showed they failed In their election bids. Cited Malfunction They were running for the scats won by incumbent Re- publican Robert Duax and newcomers Lester Schuck and Bob Meyers. The three candidates cited the malfunction of voting ma- chines in many of the county's 62 precincts in their election contest. The malfunctions reportedly resulted in voter confusion and sometimes prevented voters from splitting their supervisor votes between the Democratic and. OOP candi- dates. Chief Resigns; Sheriff Cites 'Phony' Report ALDKN police chief of this north-central Iowa town has resigned after it was determined he filed a "phony" report on an injury he suffered Halloween night. John Wilmer, 24, who had been chief of police since 1970, gave his resignation to the Alden city council at a special meeting Monday night. Views Aired On Proposal for School at Delhi DELHI About 50 persons from the Hopkinton area at- tended the Maquoketa Valley school board's special meeting Monday night to give their views on the proposed federal elementary school at Delhi. Board Chairman Harlan Rohwedder expressed concern about the ability of the district to support units at 'different towns, especially in light of an expectedly sharp decrease in enrollment. There is also the additional cost of on the road non-teach- ing time by the staff in order to give all the students an equal education, he said. Bill Lux, Hopkinton, said he felt it would be move a teacher to different locations than to bus move (bus) a classroom full of students." Others in attendance agreed with Lux. Supt. Don Thomas said no definite course had been de- cided by the school board and (hat it was interested in the opinions of the people effected by such a move. The board approved a spe- cial meeting Nov. 20 at p.m. to meet with people from the other outlying areas of Earlville, Delaware, Oneida, Buck Creek to get their views on the proposed elementary school. Fire Damages Room At Lincoln Community STANWOOD A fire broke out in the lower floor storage area of the junior high center of the Lincoln Community schools here Monday morning. Supt. Dale Proctor said only minor damage resulted. Howfver, due to the smoke, junior high classes were dismissed the remainder of the day. Stanwood volunteer firemen extinguished the blaze in stored papers. No cause has been determined and the state fire marshals office has been called in to assist. Classes resumed Tuesday. He gave no reason for his resignation. Hardin County Sheriff Rob- ert Calloway was asked by Alden Mayor Wilmer Johnson to conduct an investigation of an incident the police chief said happened Halloween night. Wilmer filed a police report saying he was hit by a flying object while driving his car. He required hospitalization for several days. After investigating for a week, Calloway said he had determined the report was a hoax. Furthermore, Oalloway said Wilmer had admitted under questioning that the report was a hoax. "He told me what hap- pened, but I don't want to go into Calloway said. "I don't know that he'd be telling the truth, anyway, to be frank about it." Calloway said he plans to discuss possible criminal ac- tion against Wilmer with the county attorney. Cornell Sponsors Native American Cultural Program MT. VERNON A six-part program entitled "Native Americans: a Part of or Apart from Iowa's Future" is being held this month at the Cedar Rapids YMCA. The program, designed to foster better understanding and awareness among native Americans and the white so- ciety is sponsored by a grant to Cornell college from the Iowa board for public pro- grams in the humanities. Meetings will be held in the John R. Mott room at the following dates: Tuesday. p.m.; Nov. 17, 3; Nov. 19, Nov. 23, 2; Nov. 24, 3. Subjects of the meetings will range from Native Amer- ican fine arts to history of the U.S. Indian policy to possible solutions to current and future needs. Cornell professors, the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Thomas and Nickel R. Brown, are program directors. Drug Sentence WEST UNION Dennis Lau, 19, Friday received a six- month suspended sentence in Fayelte district court on conviction of possession of a controlled substance with in- tent to deliver. Two hundred pills and 21 bags of marijuana had been discovered during a routine police check of Lau's car several months ago. Confracf Is Awarded for Garbage Collection Service MECHANICSVILLE CeC'o Refuse Co., Mechanicsvillc, was awarded the contract by (he town council Monday night for garbage collection service for (he next two years. CeCo's bid on the work was per monlh. The only olher bid submitted was from Weber Brothers, also of Mcchanicsville, at per month. In other business, council members discussed the Re- gion 8 planning meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Cedar county courthouse in Tipton. The council also received an inquiry from Viclor Randall of (he Leo club concerning lights at the baseball diamond here. The council suggested the club discuss the matter with the Commercial club. It was suggested the Leo club might be interested in conducling a preliminary census of Mechanicsville as a communily project. The Leo club also offered to provide transportalion for Ihose who may need il to the town's Rip Van Winkle Awakening party Saturday night. The carivass by the Webster county board of supervisors gave one of the three at-large supervisor seats to Democrat Richard Fleming. Won By 12 Earlier returns indicated Republican Leonard Sheaker won by 12 votes, but the canvass gave Fleming a 63- vote win. The other two at-large winners were Democrats Leonard Hansch and Emmett Russell. In Hancock county, the vote check gave the county re- corder's office to incumbent Charlotte Hanson. The Re- publican recorder won the seat votes over challenger Dorothy Huinker. The original count showed Mrs. Huinker winning by 45 votes. In Pottawattamie county, challenger Judy Miller was officially declared the winner of the county treasurer's seat. The canvass officially gave Mrs. Miller, a treasurer's off- i ice employe, the win by 150 votes. i She beat incumbent Re- i publican Frances Harding. High Court Remands Food Stamp Case WASHINGTON Supreme court Monday sent baek for furtlier consideration a lower court decision on the Iowa social serv- ice department's computation of Income for determining food stamp eligibility. The court directed the U.S. district court for southern Iowa to take consideration recent revisions by the department of agri- culture In food stamp regulations. The court had been told by Iowa the lower court acted in a way that would destroy the national uniformity of the food stamp pro- gram. Karen Heln of Muscatine, a mother of two. brought a class action against the state and county social service directors in February of 1973. when they included in her gross income her transportation grant from a public nurse training program, and refused to allow it as a deduction in determining her net income. Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Turner told the court Iowa regulations allow deductions only for tuition and fees in educational programs. The lower court outlawed this provision in (he state regulations and ordered the state to recalculate all cases' where the higher income was set because of it. Turner acknowledged that another section nf the food stamp manual allows an exclusion from income of up to a month for training transportation allowances. The cost of food stamps to individuals is based on net income within eligibility limits. piBPss i i A I -.-I Pay Increases Asked original Sculpture UPI Tclepholo By Donna Jones INDEPENDENCE Teach- ers of the Independence Community Education Assn. arc asking for an over-all 11.8 percent increase in salaries and fringe benefits for the 1975-76 school year. The proposed hike would raise the base pay from to and would cost the district an additional The requests were made public Monday night by Thomas Dawson, chairman of the economic goals committee of ICEA. In addition to salary requests, the board will study proposed policy revisions asked by the teachers. These requests for policy changes concern personal ill- ness, immediate critical fami- ly illness, absence for funer- als, personal leave, substitute teachers and a sick leave bank. Larger Balance Dawson pointed out the Independence district has a larger carry-over balance than Cosmetologists, Barbers Both May Cut Hair DES MOINES committee of barbers and cosmetologists formed by the 1974 legislature lenatively has agreed on who can do what to whose hair. The committee tentatively agreed to recommend that the 1975 legislature pass laws providing that only barbers can give shaves and only cosmetologists can give permanent waves. The group also agreed that both barbers and cosmetolo- gists can cut both men's and women's hair, and that both professions can do body proc- essing, a procedure used pri- marily to give more body to men's hair. The 1974 legislature changed state law to allow cosmetologists to cut men's hair. Barbers have been al- lowed to cut women's hair all along. The legislature also gave each to the barber and cosmetology examining boards to negotiate profession- al boundaries. The agreements reached Monday are not final because the 12-member study com- mittee could not agree on required apprenticeships for barbers. The group is scheduled to meet again Nov. 25. There are about cosmetologists and barbers in Iowa. the stale average and the near-by schools of Jesup and East Buchanan, plus five of the WaMac schools, West Dei- aware. Anamosa. Monticello. Marion and Vinton. According to statistics prepared by the teacher committee, sources of possible carry-over in 1975-76 could amount to as much as or more. Supt. Donald Henderson pointed out to the group the Independence school is "about as financially solvent as any school district in the state." Other Increases However, he cited the need for a reserve of money due to the rising cost of school supplies and equipment, say- ing'there have been increases from 30 to as much as 300 percent for some items purchased. Salary increases and other benefits also were proposed by teacher associates, secretaries and custodians. Teacher associates asked for an over-all increase of about 33 percent, plus pay for the six holidays which fall during the school year. Secretaries requested a 15 percent increase plus a paid vacation, based on seniority, at the end of the contract year. December Decision Don Weber, head custodian, requested a straight 12 per- cent wage increased on behalf of the school's custodians. The board will continue negotiations with personnel and probably will reach a decision on wages and benefits in December. Supt. Henderson informed the board of the need for addi- tional bus drivers, due to the legal requirement to provide bus transportation or St. John's Catholic school here. Officials of St. John's have requested bus transportation for extra-curricular activities. Henderson said the cost will run 35 cents per mile, plus per hour for the driver. In other action, the board approved new contracts for Mike Williams, driver edu- cation teacher and girl's golf, and Pat McNamara, teacher associate at South ele- mentary, per hour. Resignations were accepted from Jan Cline, junior and senior high vocal music instructor, and Ruth Duritsa, high school home economics instructor. Management Seminar Held at U. of I. Union IOWA CITY A three-day management seminar to be held at the University of Iowa Wednesday through Friday will feature a new technique for achieving smoother and more efficient communica- tions in business and industry. Transactional analysis combines a theory of personal- ity with a method for analyz- ing and understanding com- munication between people. The meeting will be held in the Memorial union. Registra- tion forms for the seminar are available at the office of direc- tor of conferences, Iowa Mem- orial union, Iowa City, 52240. Workers are readying ah original sculpture that is being house in an addition to the University of Northern Iowa library in Cedar Falls. Entitled the galvanized steel structure has a 33-foot arc diameter and will hang suspended from the ceiling through an opening between the addition's first and second floors. Baltimore Artist Phillip Ogle designed and built the sculpture. Biouin Resignation From Iowa Senate Slated Nov. 27 Women Artists Works Displayed IOWA CITY Art works by 14 members of the Iowa Or- ganization of Women Artists are on exhibition in the foyer of Clapp recital hall at the University of Iowa. To be shown through Nov- ember, the 44 paintings, draw- ings and photographs include works by Benita Allen, Bar- bara Camillo, Gretchen Car- racas, Glorie de Fillips Brush, Jo Lechay, Margo Neumark, ,1. Demaree Norman, Genie Patrick, Linda Plumb, Kathe Radden, Gypsy Ray, Emmy Savage, Naomi Schedl and Annie Scheumbauer. The exhibition can be viewed on evenings when concerts or recitals are given in Clapp recital hall. The doors will open at on Nov. 13. 15, 22, 23, and 24. Woodwind Quintet Plays at U. of I. IOWA CITY The Iowa woodwind quintet will present (he music of Beethoven, Carl Nielsen and Heitor Villa-Lobos in a concert Friday at the Uni- versity of Iowa. The performers, all mem- bers of the U. of I. music fac- ulty, are Betty Bang Mather, flute; James Lakin, oboe; Thomas Ayres, clarinet; Paul Anderson, horn, and Ronald Tyree, bassoon. No tickets will be required for the 8 p.m. program in Ciapp recital hall. By Frank Nyc Congressman-elect Michael Biouin is planning to resign his state senate seat Nov. 27 unless Dubuque county Demo- crats decide at their Nov- ember meeting Tuesday night to ask him to do so earlier. If that happens, Biouin told The Gazette Tuesday, he cer- tainly will take the request into consideration. Biouin, Dubuque Democrat, wants to lime his resignation so there will be only one spe- cial election to fill either two or three legislative vacancies in the county. Also, so it will be possible for State Sen. Gene Kennedy (D-Dubuque) to qualify lo run for Blouin's state senate seat if the party should nominate him. Kennedy announced for Blouin's post last Saturday. Recent Move Kennedy, who did not seek re-election to the lllh district seat he now holds, recently moved into Blouin's 10th dis- trict but must hftld residency there for 90 days before he is eligible to seek Blouin's seat. State Rep. Robert Carr (D- re-elected lo his 20th district house seat last week, also has announced for Blouin's seat. If nominated, he will resign from his house seal, leaving another vacancy to be filled at a special elec- tion called by Gov. Robert Ray. A third entry Into the race for Blou n's seat is Ethel Cheriloi of Dubuque. House Vacancy If Carr resigns his present seat at least three possible Democratic candidates would be afler il: Pal Smith, Jim Platl and Don Avenarius, all of Dubuque. A vacancy already exists in the 19th house district in Du- buque county with the pre-el- eclion death of Stale Rep. Joseph Clark (D-Dubuque) loo lale to remove his name from the ballot. His widow is expected to be unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Clark's scat. In addition to discussing I he timing of Blouin's resignation Tuesday night, the county central committee probably also will discuss candidates for (he anticipated vacancies. Nominations cannot be made until Governor Ray is notified of the vacancies officially and sets the special election date or dates. Blouin's resignation will leave Democrats with a 25-24 advantage in the Iowa senate so control rests with whether Democrats or Republicans win his seat. Lt. Gov, Arlhur Neu is a Republican and 'the GOP would organize the senate if it came out with a 25-25 split. Dubuque county Republi- cans haven't yet come up with a lisl of prospective candi- dates for the anticipated va- cancies, although Ted Ell- sworth's name has been men- tioned frequently for Blouin's senate seat. Ellsworth, Dubuque insur- ance man and former stale representative, was the un- successful GOP candidate for Second district congressman in 1972. The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. Bill Malloy More of everything beautiful you want- in our new downtown store. Mnlloy Jewelers 229 Second Ave. SE 362-3870 ;