Tuesday, December 17, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tups., December 17, 1974 Policeman Provides Documents, Reinstated DES MOINES (AP) - Police Sgt. Herbert Perry, who was fired for “insubordination’’ last week, was rehired 1 Monday by the Des Moines city council. Perry, a member of the force for 22 years, will be suspended without pay for two weeks as a penalty for the “insubordination.” Steel-— (Continued from Page I.) the first nine months of this year, it made $463.4 million, and observers expect the giant steel producers to pile up a total 1974 profit near $600 million. That would be almost a 400-percent profit increase in 24 months. So far this year, steel prices had risen by more than 30 percent, and that was before the latest increases announced by U. S. Steel. U. S. Steel Board Chairman E. B. Speer said the price hikes will not recover U. S. Steel’s cost increases since April. “While public attention has been directed to the costly coal labor settlement, costs have risen on many other fronts such as cost-of-living adjustments, higher prices for ferro-alloys, fuels, utilities, and for many other products and services essential to steelmaking,” he said. Catching Up? And, he said, most of the latest increases represent U. S. Steers efforts to catch up with prices already charged by other steelmakers. But traditionally the nation’s smaller steelmakers have followed U. S. Steel’s pricing lead. Despite the sweeping price increases, strip and steel sheets used by carmakers were not affected by Monday’s announcement. “The increases will affect the auto industry little or nothing. It will mostly affect heavy construction, rail and pipes. Tin cans, of course, will feel the effect in January,” said a U. S. Steel spokesman. U. S. Steel has raised prices on most products about 20 percent this year f- with the biggest jump coming soon April 30, when federal price controls were lifted. He was fired Friday after he had failed to comply with City Manager Richard Wilkey’s order to turn over documents Perry said could prove allegations he has made concerning misconduct and irregularities in the police department and the Polk county attorney’s office. Saturday, about 18 hours after he was fired, Perry produced a suitcase full of documents. He did not request to be rehired at that time. After the cataloging of the materials was completed Monday, Wilkey said, Perry came to him and asked to be reinstated. Wilkey said Perry told him he had been mistaken in not turning over the documents, and he pledged full co-operation with Wilkey’s investigations into the allegations. Congress— (Continued from Page I.) they expect the average public service job to pay $7,800 a year. The work would cover a wide range of jobs from education and health care to sanitation and transit employment. Eligibility Generally, the persons eligible >    /-n I • to participate would be those D0171306 Cm im who have been out of work at least 15 days,with special consideration going to those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits. The legislation would extend Final Approva Given Law on Massage Parlors DES MOINES (AP) - The Des Moines city council has given final approval to an ordinance banning outcall massage opera tions and regulating massage parlors. The vote was 6 to I Monday night with Councilman Russe LaVine dissenting. Mayor Richard Olson, describing himself as “violently opposed’’ to the ordinance, voted for it. He said in the past he would vote for the ordinance, if his vote was needed for passage, and that’s what happened Monday when his vote was requirer to correct a minor typographical error discovered last week by City Atty. Philip Riley. Olson had opposed the law because he believed it would not be needed if newspapers voluntarily would refuse massage ad vertising, a contention he repeated Monday. The ordinance requires mas sage businesses and massage technicians hold city-issued per mits, allows for inspection of massage parlors by various city departments and prohibits masseurs and masseuses from being nude while w ith a client. The ordinance will become effective when it is published, probably Thursday or Friday. Is Transferred To Waterloo Solons React— (Continued from Page I.) to halt this practice,” Rep. James Jordan (D-Marion) said Tuesday. “I personally don’t like the practice of registering land ownership in .someone else’s name, and I would like to keep their money from buying farms altogether.” Jordan said foreign investors should “not be capable of receiving farm subsidies, and we should not have to protect the price of their grain.” Foreign Threat Rep. John Patchett (D-North Liberty) said The Gazette report “may wake a few people up who didn’t believe the foreign threat was here.” “I worked with other legislators to patvs a corporate farm identification bill in the last ses-sion,’’ Patchett said, “but stronger measures may be necessary, specifically a reporting act for both corporations and foreign individuals owning Iowa farmland. C. R. Judge to Defendant: Don't Trim Hair, Beard New Delay Is Told in PRS Suit Los Angeles federal Judge Manuel Real has granted an- other continuance in the $221,571    ’    hair    an<V    ruling,    he    said,    Non    lek .It I   Ll I  .1.    a    "     I.    ,    I.    „.,l    IV,.,    nn„    ll    ill By Roland Krekeler In what may be a first for this area, District Associate Judge Anthony Scolaro has ordered a defendant in a criminal case not lieves that where there is a question of identity it is perfectly legal and proper and he de eided to make use of it In the case in which he made suit brought by the National Park Service against former Cedar Rapids-based Park Reservation System. The 4 justice department brought suit on behalf of NPS for alleged breach of contract in connection with an arrangement in which the Cedar Rapids firm took reservations from the public for some 30 national parks. PRS is now out of business. Its interim contract with the federal agency expired in August after a controversial start style or his appearance in way before trial of his case any maintains he is not the one who committed the Oct. 18 robbery The judge That provision was included °f Mark Humphrey in an order binding over Ore- said he thinks Karrick would gory Karrick to the Linn grand not change his appeal once nin on a charge of robbery| wa y* hut included it in the order to make sure. jury with aggravation following a preliminary hearing in magistrate’s court Friday. Scolaro told The Gazette Tuesday he got the idea for such an order from a District of Columbia judge at a judge's school in Des Moines several weeks ago. He said the judge told about a Couple Hurt in Auto Accident Oelwein Offers $1,000 Per Acre For Farmland OELWEIN The city council voted here Monday night to offer two property owners $ I .OOO an acre for agricultural land early last summer. Neither NPS the use of such procedures in or PRS could agree on new con- part of the school dealing with identification problems. in the case Scolaro said some of the Iowa tract terms. Oral arguments were to have begun this week, judges questioned whether they Frankly, I would favor a>but Judge Real approved con- have authority to make such an WATERLOO — An Indepen-d e n c e couple’s claim for unemployment compensation to'$250,000 damages against sever-persons previously not covered I aI present and former law €n . — mostly agricultural jobs, do- f orcem ent officers in Buchanan mestics, state and local govern-^ j )een transferred to menf workers. These benefits would be available for a maximum of 26 weeks. The benefit level for these persons would be based on the applicable state laws which apply to persons already covered by jobless benefit programs. Oelwein School OELWEIN The Oelwein Community school board Monday approved a 10.7 percent a f t ‘° r increase in base pay for teachers. The move increases base from $8,000 to $8,700. Black Hawk county district court under a change of venue. Thomas and Fern Price are suing former Buchanan Sheriff Fred Beier and two former deputies, Edward Thompson and Neal Roberts, and Independence Police Chief Lymon Albaugh. They ask damages as a result of an incident in July, 1971, following their complaints about dust and noise during an air show sponsored by the Independence Jaycees. They contend that after complaining to authorities about the ^ situation, Price was beaten and (injured by Beier. strong ban on corporate farming which are other than family corporations or at least a ban on foreign ownership of land. “I campaigned for this in my re-election bid.” However, Rep. N. Joe Rinas (D-Marion) questioned whether oreign ownership of land is a serious problem at the present time. Should Register “I don’t think foreign ownership of land is a big problem, BUT I do believe there should be requirement that foreign investors register how much land they own,” Rinas said. “If the problem gets out) of hand, we should look at banning further sales of land.” Rinas pointed out that the farm sale transactions were a two-way street. tinuing the pre-trial conference order. to Jan. 20, and pushed back the trial date to Jan. 21. Defendants in the case besides PRS are James R. Rossie of Cedar Rapids, a vicepresident who managed the operation last summer; and L. Donald Middleton and Clark R. Powell, other principals in the company. Judge Real has granted a plaintiff motion to drop the Insurance Company of North America as a defendant, but that decision has been appealed by one of the other defendants. The insurance firm was the bond holder for PRS. The government’s suit filed in September. It was fol lowed by a $1 million counter suit filed by PRS. However, Scolaro bc- needed for Improvements at the Oelwein airport. Francis Gerstenberger has asked the council for $2,000 per acre for 17 acres. The council, however, agreed to offer $ I .(KHI per acre to Gerstenberger, and to Louis Stevens for four acres. The property is needed in conjunction with a $600,000 expansion program. The federal government will provide 75 percent •>4 of ?231 funding on the project, the state up to $25,000 a year over the three-year duration of the project, and the city will finance the Michael Cannon, Ninth avenue SW, and his wife, Vickie, 19, were examined at St. Luke’s hospital Monday and re-. leased after they were involved remaining $< . in a two-car accident. The planned expansion has A Cannon complained of neck ^ee.ved appeal of the I AA pains after the ear he was driv- hearing has been set or Jan 8 dig and a car driven bv John C> "f <’ r0 J c( ' 1 i,n f bld ?. °" rub ’ Henningsen, 55. of .139 Cherry improvements will be re- Hill road SW, collided at 4 p m Monday in the 4400 block of Johnson avenue NW. Mrs. Cannon, who is eight and a half months pregnant, was checked and released ceived at that time. Fayette Board WEST UNION -Fayette County Ai Police said the accident hap- school board 4ias approved an pened when Cannon lost centro! increase in the base pay for teachers from $7,775 to $8,500, a The North Community Council Decides To Demolish 50 Houses rn,    „    .. ,,    ,.!of his car on an icy spot and.------------ .    . The Cedar Rapids city count * I crossed the center line, hitting nine percent boost on the base, looked at some dilapidated, un-; jjenningsen’s oncoming car. No Overall increases for teachers occupied houses Tuesday and charges were f jj ed Po ij ce sa jd average 11.4 percent. Increases decided to start tho process of roadway was extremely icy for non-certified personnel total demolishing them. A public hearing will be set to discuss disposition of the buildings. About 50 of them w'ere culled from a list of nearly 175, according to Building Official Ed Winter, who showed the was (council a slide presentation of; the health and safety hazards of each house. The list was compiled from! at the time of the colision 15 percent. A court injunction has frozen observations by building depart- Someone in Iowa must have the funds PRS collected for ment employes and by corn- sold them that land,” Rinas said. “It’s like the pot calling the kettle black. We’ll sell you the land, but we don’t want foreign investors around.” German Immigrant Rinas pointed out that his grandfather was a German immigrant who bought land in North Dakota and settled there. “It didn’t cause an immense problem then,” Rinas added. The Iow'a Farmers Union is holding meetings statewide on “outside money” gaining control of the state’s agricultural land, including meetings in Manchester and Iowa City Tuesday. camping fees. According to Ros- plaint calls from neighbors, sie, this involves about $200,000 [ It is the fourth such list to be ■——----------- jaded upon by the council in Turn that unused piano into a the past two years. More than bike, car, or whatever you want 150 houses have been demo- to buy with a want ad! ! fished ft’s On Right Nowl Big Holiday Sale Savings $200 to $1000! CR. PIANO & ORGAN I IO 3rd Av*. 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