Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 19, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 19, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Yenter Sees No Conflict; Ray Supports Ethics Code The Cedar Itaplds Gazette: Tues., Nov. 19, 1971 DKH MOINES (AP) Gov. Hoborl Kay said Monday ho is Interested in a of ethics for stale employes, but he says the problem is how lo write It so it covers everybody and doesn't hamper' the opera- lion of state government. Itay was speaking in re- sponse to a copyrighted story In Saturday's DCS Moines Tribune, which said Deputy State Auditor Ycnlcr has placed thousands Moines 'iVih- unc, which said Deputy State Auditor Ray Yenter lias placed thousands of dollars worth of state business with a bonding company he serves as a director and paid legal con- sultant. "If a person sits on the board and is ntnid by the com- pany and them has a direct hand in celltag its bonds to state would be a Flay said. "I want to do whatever we can to eliminate conflict and suspicions An examination of records in the auditor's office showed that of the approxi- mately 110 surety bonds now held by employes of that off- ice, about 70 were purchased by tax money Merchants Mutual Bonding Co.of Yenter receives annually from Mer- chants Mutual for attending four board of directors meet- Winners Named in Stanley Poster Contest STANLEY Following are the first-place winners, by grade, in the fire prevention poster First grade Diane Geistkemper; second grade Daniel 'Hansen; third grade Robie Irvine; fourth grade Lynn Rocker, fifth grade Dan Falck; sixth grade Julie dibson. School Bredkin OKLWEIN Tools and money were taken in a week- end breakin at Oclwein high school, police were told Mon- day. Entry was gained thnuugh an unlocked window on the east side of the build- ing.. Missing were shop tools, from the principal's off- ice and money and candy from vending machines. ings yearly and for providing occasional legal advice. His state salary is a year. Paying Bonding Firms At the present cost of Hid bonds, the auditor's office is paying Merchants Mutual about a year and Mid- western Casualty Surety Co. of West Des Moines about Yenter, an 87-year-old form- er state insurance commis- sioner, said he sees no conflict between his paid job with Merchants Mutual and his role in placing the conflict between his paid job with Merchants Mutual and his role on placing the majority of auditor's office surely bonds with the company. "Even if I weren't a direc- tor (of Merchants I'd lake exactly the same posi- tion 1 Yenter said. "I get no commission from it and no adulation for it." Didn't Know Yenter's boss, Slate Auditor Lloyd Smith, said he did not know Venter was on the payroll of Merchants. Mutual. "He (Yenter) has handled the bonds completely all the eight years 1 have been here (in said Smith. "1 didn't know he was a director. I'd stand on a Bible and say that." Smith said the system that has allowed Yenter to pick (he companies that get the bond- ing business will be changed. Iowa Likely to Begin Selling 80-Proof Liquor DES MOINES is likely that Iowa will give in to the national trend and start allowing 80-proof liquor prod- ucts within nine months, says State Beer and Liquor Control Department Director Holland Gallagher. He said that Iowa is cur- rently the only slate thai will not accept 80-proof scotches, bourbons, blends and Canadi- an whiskies. State law now requires that all such products sold in Iowa be 86-proof. Stem Inflation Distillers nationwide are starting to produce 80-proof products, contending (he producls will help stem an inflationary trend. Changing the proof from to 80 means the alcoholic content of the producls will go from 43 percent to 40 percent. The lower proof also will mean a decrease in the fed- eral excise tax distillers pay on the liquor from per fifth to per fith. Take Up Issue Gallagher said he and the slate beer and liquor control council, which makes policy, have discussed allowing the 80-proof producls in the stale, and will lake up Hie issue again at a meeting Saturday. lowans would be able to get bottled in bond bourbon, which by definition is 100- proof, and gins, vodkas and a variety of other spirits lhat currently range up to 100- proof. Youth Accused of Breakin at School DECORAH A 17-year-old Dccorah boy was turned over to juvenile authorities Monday following a breakin Saturday at the East Side elementary school. According lo Dccorah pol- ice, the youth took a quantity of lunch tickets, some postage stamps and about in change. Entrance was gained into the building by crawling through an outside window and prying open an inside window in the principal's off- ice. All missing items have been returned to Ihe school. ON THIS DATE in Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and AJan Bonn achieved man's second landing on the moon. OK! We'll give you a big, delicious turkey with the purchase of any major appliance. NOW ON QUALITY MAJOR Refrigerators Ranges Dishwashers o Washers and Dryers Color Television General Electric aire Appliances! Shop Monday and Thursday nights 'til 9 and all day Saturday 106 Second Ave. SW Phone 363-0283 West End of the Second Avenue Bridge Innocent Plea On Charge of Resisting Arrest D. Ward, 37, route two, Tama, has pled innocent in Tama county district court to a charge of resisting execution of process. District Judge John L. Ily- land set jury trial for Dec. and reduced his bond from to Ward, a resident of the Mcsquakio Indian settlement, is accused of striking Deputy Sheriff Clyde Wanatee, 48, when Wanatee was assisting a wrecker crew extricate a hi- jacked truck loaded with live hogs that was stuck in a timbered area on the settle- ment where it had been abandoned. Motions on an armed rob- bery charge against Ward in connection with the incident will be heard Wednesday. Ward remains In the Marshall county jail where he has been held since his Oct. 17 arrest. Suit Filed in Tama TOLEDO A suit seeking in damages was filed late last week in Tama county district court by Larry and Leah Cedar Rapids, who charged Gregg Anthony Goos, 21, Gladbroook, with negligence in an accident in which Jason Jiroutck, was killed. The petition also states in- juries received by Larry and Leah Jirtouek and their other son, Travis. According to the petition, Goos' car entered the lane of the Jiroutek vehicle while attempting to pass when the two cars collided. Jiroutek seeks for injuries he suffered, damages lo his car and loss of time from employment. Mrs. Ji- roulek seeks for her injuries, while is sought Travis Jiroutek's injuries. Jiroutek also asks for amounts Jason would have accumulated during his life, and for other medical expenses. Ready for Winter Standing atop a small "mountain" of salt, Melvin Jones, Des Moines, an employe of the Des Moines city street department, surveys some of the salt stored in expectation of the fight against the ravages of winter on city streets, as cold weather approaches. WEAVER'S FINE MEATS 806 34th St. S.E. 365-8828 DOBSON'S FINE MEATS 1944 42nd St. N.E. 393-3007 LOCATED IN THE PDQ STORES MEAT DEPARTMENTS OPEN TILL 7PM Now faking orders for Fresh HOLIDAY POULTRY Boneless Pork Hill DflACT .UIN i LB. Boneless Butterfly PORK CHOPS PDQ SPECIAL! OLD pharmacies 1. 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