Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 2, 1974, Page 7

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Whitney: Right-to-Work Minor DES MOINES (IDPA) As far as Democratic Stale Chair- man Tom Whitney ii con- cerned, repeal of Iowa's right- to-work law at the next leg- islature will "essentially be a minor issue Whitney is still opposed to the law But as a pragmatic politician he doesn't see it in the cards and therefore would like to see the legislature concentrate on other issues. Sen Clifton Lamborn of the Republican floor leader in the Senate, has indicated that he would like to make repeal of the right-to- work law a major issue at the next session. Union Membership A number of Democrats campaigned against the right- to-work law, which prohibits compulsory union member- ship in Iowa. At least one public opinion poll shows widespread support among the general public for Iowa's right-to-work law and Lamborn thinks many Demo- crats could be caught in the middle of this Issue Lamborn reasons that Dem- ocrats- would lose popularity with public if they vote to'repeal it, and con- versely, that labor unions would be greatly displeased if they voted against repeal Sipptrt Repeal "Historically the Democrat ic party has been in support of repeal of the right-to-work law which has been on the books since 1947 In our platforms we have been unalterably opposed to that statute and hive called for its Whitney said In an interview. "But the reality U that we have to work on a pragmatic basis with Governor Robert Ray (a Republcan) who has indicated on numerous, occa- sions that be doesn't support repeal of' the right-lo-work law and if such legislation reached his desk he would veto it." It takes a two-thirds vote in each house to override a veto. Democrats have' 80 of 100 house seats but only 15 to 50 senate seats with a special election slated for Dec. JO In Dubuque county to fill two vacancies, one in the house and one in the senate. Perstaal Cwscleace "Because of the nature of our margins, plus the realiza- tion that a few legislators of our own faith could not as matters of personal conscience support the Demo- cratic platform on this partic- ular issue, and perhaps only that Issue, there just a hot' enough votes to override a gubernatorial veto on the right-to-work Whitney said. "If you recognize and deal with Whitney continued, "why engage in that kind of exercise when you'could do so .many meaningful other things, for labor families and all Other citizens with the time that you would spend on that The Democratic state chair- man said he just doesn't see repeal of .the right-to-work law as a "substantive issue" at the 66th Iowa general assem- bly. Twelve Die On Roads Apparent Open i Warfare in During Weekend swATTExcerc.se Chilling Report University of Iowa student Scott Harrison adds the final touches to a different kind of snowman that he and a friends built in his front yard over the weekend. This chilly character relaxes in an easy chair with copy of The Wall Street Journal. By The Asseciated Press Twelve persons died on Iowa roadways during the Thanksgiving traffic period. Among the latest fatalities occurred in a two car-collision on Iowa 21 near the Poweshiek county town of Guernsey which took the lives of two ru- ral Albia youths The victims, identified as Billy Dawson, 5, and David Timm, 9, were passengers in a car driven by their mother, Mrs. Nina Dawsbn, 37, when it collided head-on with a car driven by Mrs. Sarah Hull- mer, 34, rural Ottumwa, the Code Attempts to Avoid Iowa's Problems LINCOLN, Neb (AP) may be on the verge of following the lead of Iowa in legalizing social gam- bung But proposals which may go to the 1975 Nebraska legisla- ture will try to avoid the problems that Iowa has faced in enforcing a new law, and keeping the peace A number of disruptive in- cidents, and murder itself, have been linked to gambling in Iowa taverns since a 1973 law took effect. "Two proposed revisions of Nebraska's .'criminal, code have been before the Legis- lature during the past two years. Each would legalize so- cial gambling, and versions of both will return to the Uni- Car Flips into River; Five Escape Injury persons narrowly escaped serious in- jury-Sunday evening when their car plunged into the Wapsipinicon river. David Burdick, 20, Marion, and Bobby, 14, Kevin, 12, and Julia' 16, Banks, of rural .Cedar Rapids, and Joline Mane, 14, Cedar Rapids had been. tobogganing in the Wapsipinicon state park. Upon leaving the park, their 'car struck a boulder along the side of the road, flipped over into the river and came to rest on its wheels in shallow water. The five were taken to St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rap- ids for examination and later released. A Jones county crane was used to pull the car from the river. cameral for consideration in 1975. Majir Prapesal The major proposal, first initiated by the cqmmissioh cnforcc- ment'and criminal justice in 1972, and revised many times since by the judiciary com mittec, would have legalised social gambling, but only in private places That bill died with the ad- journment of the 1974 legis- lature. But judiciary chair- man Roland Luedtkc of Lin- coln says it will be back for consideration next year. It provided that a person would have a defense against a gambling charge if it look- place in private, if no partici- pant received any economic benefit other' than personal winnings, and if the risks for all participants were the same, except for differences in skill or luck. The language of the bill tended to place the burden of proof on-the defendant, who would have to prove that he was, in fact, engaged in pri- vate social gambling. General Practice "It would make the law conform to the general prac- tice of law enforcement offi- Luedtke said. Sen. John DeCamp of Ne- ligh, who has proposed his own version of a criminal code, patterned after one adopted in Hawaii, also favors legalization of social gam- bling. Social gambling is a "vic- timless and not worth the attention lawmakers should be giving to other areas, DeCamp said. Is the loser in a gambling game a victim? "If that's the case., then so is the investor, and especially so DeCamp said "It's a lot more risky investing in the stock market today than'it is to gamble on a football game." DeCamp said the chief trou- ble with Iowa's law is the high limit placed on wagering, which allows and individual to win or lose as much as in any single 24 hour period Iowa officials sa> it is im possible to determine'whether an individual wins or loses more than in any 24-hour period. Authorities also en- counter, problems determining whether the gambling meets the rather obscure classifica- tion of "social." Law Ikenferceable "The whole law is unen- Woodbury County Atty. Zigmund Chwirka of Sioux City, says. "I would not recommend the IowaT version of gambling law to any state in the entire United Gambling should not be permitted where liquor is' sold, Chwirka said, and gam- bling establishments should, be statecontrolled by linensing and regulation. Nebraska law now prohibits gambling, with three excep- tions. Pari-mutuel horse race bet- ting was authorized by a constitutional am endment adopted in 1934. Bingo re- ceived a similar constitutional amendment in 1958. Lotteries for business promotion or for charitable or community ben- efit purposes won approval in 1962 and 1968. Bingo is a J5 million a year operation in Nebraska And bettors waged some 5 million at five tracks on horse racing this year. Ban Lifted In 1972, Atty Gen Clarence Meyer suggested the legal ban oil strictly social gambling might be lifted. "It is only where some outsider is 'raking the pot' or skimming'off the money from the players in some fashion that we start to have a dan- gerous he said. While the legal bar to such gambling could be dropped by the state, the legislature might do well to authorize lo- cal communities to prohibit it if they encounter problems, Meyer said. Iowa highway patrol said Both drivers were in critical condition late Sunday at Uni- versity hospitals in Iowa City. Mrs Kiilmer's two child- ren, Becky, 3, and Robert, 4, were treated at a Gririnell hospital. Services for Billy Dawson and David Timm are pending at Nevenhoven's in Brooklyn Rodney Butler, 12, son of Mr and Mrs Jim Butler of Yale, was lolled Sunday when the tractor he was driving skidded from a slippery Fancier and overturned.in a ditch, Guthrie county sheriff's officers said. When James Clifford, 29, Salt Lake City, Utah, struck a bridge Saturday on 180 near Grinnell, Richard Moody, 46, Batavia, 111, stopped to assist, troopers said As the two men stood at the accident scene, a third car driven by Dennis Daggett, 20, Kent, struck the wrecked car, pinning Moody and Clifford against the bridge, officers said Moody died m a Grinnell hospital andi Clifford was in fair condition late Sunday in an Iowa City hospital Two passengers in the Daggett car received lesser injuries. Anthony Grelk, 23, rural West Point, died Saturday when the tractor he was using to pull his car from a ditch near his farm home over- turned, Lee county sheriffs officers said. Donald Simpson, 11, rural Ionia, died Saturday and two others were injured in a colli- son on U.S. 63 near New Hampton. Simpson was a passenger in a car driven by his mother, yMrs. Martha Koensingsfeld, 37, when it collided with a pickup truck driven by Louis Anderson. 19. Galesburg, 111., troopers said. Photo Exhibition At U. of I. Museum IOWA CITY-An exhibition of photographs by Carl Toth will begin an extended tour of museums and galleries in the United States when the works arc shown at the University of Iowa museum of art through .Dec. 31. Roth teaches at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The exhibition is being circulated by the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y. ON THIS DATE in 1960, the head of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, broke church precedent by visiting Pope John XXIII at the Vatican. WATERLOO What appeared to be open warfare broke out in downtown Wat- 'erloo Saturday as the police department's new Special Weapons and Tactics Teams (SWATT) held a training ex- ercise. SWATT members captured two mock snipers, portrayed by an FBI agent and the as- sistant police chief, who were firing from the sixth floor of an empty building. The exercise began when another FBI agent, playing the part of a victim, was shot by one of the snipers. The SWATT men took ;posi- tions on the rooftops of'build- ings across the street from the snipers while a team using the police department's paddy wagon rescued the victim under a protective cover of smoke. Using a bullhorn, Police Chief Robert Beener ordered the snipers to throw their weapons out the window and surrender When the only answer was more gunfire, a SWATT team entered the building Six men went to the sixth floor and posted themselves outside the snipers' room. Two others went to the top floor and lowered themselves two floors to the snipers' window, One man tossed in a tear gas bomb (actually a smoke while the other swung through the window. At the same time, the six-man team in the hallway entered the room and captured the sni- pers. After the exercise SWATT members critiqued their ac- tivities, using police audio film of the events. 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Persons can call the Des Moines office from anywhere in the' state without charge. The number is 800-362-2600. The number will eliminate the IRS offices in the following cities: Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, and Waterloo. 'by Robert H. Hayes and As- The Hayes, proposal implementation of'all portions of'the revised pay plan' will increase merit system payroll costs by 12 to 13 percent. The firm says the recom- mendation is the result of a study of the pay scales at 76 Iowa firms. Regents are expected to take filial action on the salary proposals at next week's meet- ing in Des Moines. A public hearing, will be held Saturday at the, Fisher auditorium on the Iowa State university campus in Ames to discuss the Hayes proposal. The regents had already approved a 12 percent pay increase for faculty and ad- ministrators for next year, and an additional eight per- cent hike for 1976-77. 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