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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Burlington, Iowa Hawk monday november 29, 1982 1b pages lame Duck Congress mulls Highway jobs Washington up a Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker said today the lame Duck Congress probably will pass a Highway jobs Bill that includes a 5-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax increase but not an accelerated tax Cut or a democratic plan to create additional jobs. Shortly before the 97th Congress resumed at noon. Baker told reporters the a principal business of the lame Duck session would be to finish appropriations Bill and a some sort of a Highway jobs Bill including perhaps a tax on the House ways and Means committee scheduled a hearing on the gasoline tax proposal for wednesday. Baker made his remarks standing alongside Senate democratic Leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia after they welcomed five senators elect who will take office in january. Baker observed it was the smallest class since the popular election of senators began in 1913. Baker threw cold water on both the possibility that president Reagan might ask to move up the third year of the tax Cut from july i to Jan. I and democratic proposals for a much larger jobs Bill. A a in be advised the president i thought it was unlikely Congress would accelerate the already enacted tax Cut by six months Baker said. A the ultimate jobs Bill is to get the Economy going. Get interest rates Down a Baker said. A i do not Rule out the possibility of other Federal Type jobs programs but i do suggest we re not going to be Able to move those through Congress in the three weeks of the lame Duck session. I m going to keep an open Baker said he would discuss with the Senate appropriations. Finance and Public works committees the two prong legislation to increase the Federal gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon to fund repair of the the nations roads and Bridges creating 320,000 jobs in the process. A i Don t think that s enough a Byrd said. Byrd said the Senate democratic caucus tuesday would discuss additional jobs legislation. He also urged passage of legislation to help steel and other struggling industries get Back on their feet through modernization. A the Economy is the no. I problem. Jobs is the no. I Byrd said. A i think we should go further than just the jobs Bill. We be got to Deal with the infrastructure of this country a roads Bridges water. Steel factories Are going to have to have some a a in a talking about some assistance by the Federal government to industries largely steel industries that will enable them to have Long term Low interest Loans so they can modernize and increase their productivity and become More competitive in foreign Trade Quot Byrd said. A let me thin about that a Baker responded. Earlier today House Republican Leader Robert Michel of Illinois said Congress should not return to the a old discredited Way Quot of stimulating the Economy by creating massive Public service jobs. A the jobs must come from the private sector a Michel said in an interview on no cd so a today program. Asked when he expects to see a Strong economic recovery from the recession Michel said interest rates already were dropping and there has been an improvement in housing starts. But Michel said he did not believe the Economy would Start full recovery before Spring. House speaker Thomas of Neill along with other democrats have been drawing up their own Public works jobs Bill and major clashes Are expected to result on Capitol Hill. Initially Congress was to have quit for the year before the nov. 2 election but Reagan called it Back to finish work on the appropriations Bill needed to fund the go verment. On sunday Baker forecast bipartisan cooperation. In general during the lame Duck session. Baker said he has made a commitment to Call up a pending antitrust Bill and also wants action to permit live television of the Senate. But he predicted that Little More than some appropriation Bills and the Gas tax jobs measure will be enacted before Christmas. Since there is no Way that All the pending Money Bills can be passed during the Short session. Congress also will have to pass another so called a continuing Resolution to finance government operations in the interim. That action will not be a Happy one for most members to take since it is certain to include a continuance of the ceiling on top Federal pay increases. If that ceiling were dropped members of Congress and other top officials would get a pay raise. Summer Swan song this lonely dry docked boat in the 1500 Block of summer is prepared to weather another Long Midwest Winter. Perhaps Only the warm memo Roy Dabner photo Ries of a summer past will help its Shore bound Crew endure until the River s Call beckons again in Spring. Illinois cops tip aids murder Case by Mark Mandernach the investigation into the nov. La shooting death of Cynthia Mae Maclaren got a big break from a Rock Island county Illinois Deputy sheriff following a coincidental string of events that began a week before she was killed. Investigator Sherman m. Powell was instrumental in recovering the alleged murder weapon a Chrome .22 Caliper handgun and in alerting Des Moines county authorities that a murder had been committed. Powell got his information after routinely leaving his business card with a woman who later overheard a conversation about the killing. The body of Maclaren 23, of 121 s. Sixth was found nov. 19 in a wooded area four Miles East of Sperry. An autopsy showed that death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head. She had been missing since nov. To and is presumed to have died about nov. La. George r. Segler 26, and Jacqueline k. Wales 21, both of 1213 angular have been charged with first degree murder and remain in the county jail pending further court action. Powell told the Hawk Eye monday that both Segler and Wales have lived in the Rock Island area. Powell a role in the Case began nov. 4, when he went to an apartment Complex in Rock Island to serve an arrest warrant in an unrelated Case. Powell said that the suspect was not there so he left his business card with a female neighbor asking her to give it to the person if he showed up. That was the last Powell heard from the woman until nov. 18, he said. She phoned him that morning and said that she had been in a Home in Rock Island where she overheard a Man and woman talking about a murdered woman in Burlington. Powell said the woman heard something about Quot hiding a handgun and a he said he does not think the pair knew they were being overheard. Powell said the female informant told him that if she did not still have his business card she probably never would have contacted anyone. A she was confused and really did no to know who to Contact a Powell said. A she then remembered the business card i had Given her and she gave me a Powell then contacted authorities in Burlington who at the time were treating Maclaren a disappearance As a missing person report with a possibility of foul play. She had been reported missing nov. 15 by a Friend Dennis Rosenboom who told authorities Maclaren had last been seen nov. La with Segler and Wales. Powell said that on nov. 18 he and agents from the Iowa division of criminal investigation went to talk to the Rock Island Man whose conversation had been overheard. The Man told investigators he had been Given a .22 Caliper handgun by a Friend in Burlington and that his Friend asked him to dispose of it Powell said. Des Moines county Deputy sheriff William Ferrill said no charges have been filed against the Man who gave the handgun to police. After the alleged murder weapon was recovered Powell a role in the Case ended. Des Moines county court records filed last week alleged that Segler and Wales got their car and one Maclaren had been driving stuck in a ditch near Sperry on nov. La. A statement signed by Ferrill said that Maclaren a body was found a in close proximity to the area where Segler and Wales had their motor vehicle pulled out of the an abandoned Blue Buick identified As Maclaren s was found nov. 14 at us 61 and Sperry Road. It was one of the two cars towed out of the ditch nov. La. Segler and Wales were arrested nov. 18, the Day before Maclaren a body was found. They remain in Des Moines county jail on $150,000 and $100,000 Bond respectively. Wales was denied a reduced Bond at a hearing last wednesday. A preliminary hearing for Segler and Wales is scheduled for 2 30 . Wednesday before associate District judge Thomas Brown. 6% unemployment six years away aide Washington up Martin Idstein. President Reagan a chief on Mist said monday the admin traction Hopes to bring unemployment from 10.4% to less than 6% or b by 1988. Feldstein chairman of the coun i of economic advisers told a Ashington press club breakfast e a a moderate economic recovery e administration still foresees Ould by itself bring the jobless the Down to Between 6% and 7% thin five or six years. Feldstein said that would take re Only of the a a cyclical part of e unemployment problem the try that is due to the recent races on. The 6% to 7% unemployment that mid remain is often called some of it involves people to Are simply shifting from one b to another but much of it in elves the special employment of youth people without any Job skills and skilled workers in industries such As steel and autos whose jobs Are disappearing. Feldstein said the administration is working on Job training retraining and other proposals to help those groups and thereby bring the jobless rate below the 6% to 7% level that recovery alone would bring. He declined to discuss these proposals in detail. Feldstein also told reporters a a the Federal budget deficit should be reduced from its present 4 percent to 5% of the Gross National product to 1% or Zero by the late 1989s. Failure to do this would still allow recovery but not a healthy recovery. Some industries such As construction machinery and steel will remain in difficulty. A a he believes interest rates will decrease unless the government adopts policies that will rekindle inflation expectations. The Federal Reserve should not try to Force interest rates Down by pumping Money into the Economy. That could Lead to higher inflation and higher interest rates. A a he supports the administration proposal to increase gasoline taxes in order to pay for Highway and Bridge repair. Like president Reagan he believes this should not be regarded As a jobs program. It will create construction jobs but take Money out of the Economy and thereby reduce other jobs. Hawks Arena opening delayed Iowa City up University of Iowa athletic officials today postponed the opening of the new $17.5 million Carver Hawkeye sports Arena for one month because of a a difficulties in installing a basketball playing floor. The area was scheduled for completion Friday in time for Iowa a Home opener in the Carver Hawkeye basketball tournament but athletic director bump Elliott said the 15,283-seat building will not be ready until a game against Michigan state on Jan 5. A state official in Des Moines said during the weekend he will investigate allegations of several electrical code violations in the building. But Elliott said he and project manager Bill Barnes decided to delay the completion Date because of problems with the basketball court. See another Story Page to Cash Legal hurdle face hotel owners by Tom Beery and John Stewart several financial and Legal hurdles still face the new owners of the hotel Burlington and Des Moines county and the City of Burlington will play a role in the 72-year-old landmark s Fate. Des Moines county attorney Steve Hoth told county supervisors monday that the unpaid property taxes owed on the hotel Are still a primary Lien on the property and that the Back taxes should be paid. County treasurer Katherine masters said she would calculate the total Back property taxes owed monday afternoon the taxes Are 3-years delinquent. Carl and Steven Barfield announced last week that they Are buying the hotel from Jack Archer and Arnold Arledge. The building was closed in 1980 after its owner lad inc., failed to meet Utility payments. It was sold at a sheriffs auction to Mississippi Valley savings and loan which sold it to Archer and Arledge last year. Hoth said the City of Bur Lington had a special assessment of $45,840 on the property for sewer charges but the Iowa supreme court found last March that the Lien of Mississippi Valley savings and loan association was Superior. Mysla has two mortgages on the property Worth $260,000. The Case went to the state supreme court after Mysla filed suit against lad inc., the former owner of the hotel. Hoth advised supervisors that the City a special assessment against the hotel should be removed from the property tax roles because the High court ruled that the City a claim was superseded by that of the savings and loan. Supervisors decided to file copies of the supreme court decision and Hotho a letter with the tax roles. City inspectors checked the building monday morning. A there Are problems throughout the building Quot said fire marshal Jim Dunn. A but it s nothing that can to be overcome. If they be got the Money to do the hotel had been cited for numerous fire and building code violations before it was closed in 1980. The new owners have said they Hope to open the first floor restaurant and lounge this sunday. Dunn said he is considering waiving some violations that done to constitute major hazards. Quot if we can get the major safety aspects taken care of. Well allow them to open it a Section at a time a Dunn said. Building inspector Ray Wilke said the hotel Hasni to been inspected since it was closed in 1980, and will have to be checked thoroughly before it is opened the City agreed last year to Issue up to $6 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds to help finance Archer and Arledge a plans to renovate the hotel. The City was not responsible for paying off the Low interest Bonds which Archer and Arrledge never sold. City manager . Lawley said the financing might remain available to the new owners if they want to use it. In addition the City a planning department had worked with Archer and Arledge on an application for an Urban development action Grant to help pay renovation costs. City planning director Ken Velharticky said Archer and Arledge met with City planners last week to discuss the Grant. The meeting included a a detailed analysis of the financial aspects of putting the renovation plan together a Velharticky said. Quot maybe based on that meeting they decided to sell rather than develop it a he closed Cascade Bridge will be closed to traffic tuesday while storm sewer repairs Are made on s. Main. Bob carhoff assistant City Engineer said repairs should be completed in one Day but that traffic will not be allowed on the Bridge until wednesday morning forecast Clear to partly Cloudy tonight. Southeast winds 5-10 mph. Low 28�. Tuesday mostly Cloudy. High 53�. River stages Burlington 12.2, no change Keithsburg 10.2, no change Keokuk 9.2, Down 0.1. Hawk Eye digest the Green Book is out causing cheers and sneers in Washington. See today a living Section Page 6. Family tree research has resulted in an interesting Harvest for one Burlington Man. See Page 6. Iowa a Hawk eyes started their 1982-83 season on an upbeat note defeating Brigham Young University Over the weekend. For a detailed look see today a sports Section Page 9. Today a Index Abby. .7 Hawk Eye happenings. Classified ads. .13-15 local news. Comics. .15 living. Or Solomon. .7 National world. Crossword. .15 deaths. Editorial Page. .4 sports. For the record. .12 to entertainment. And by the Way. Penzance England up a the Podgers of Penzance a group of overweight women have been grounded because the jumping and gyrating in their exercise class was damaging the town Hall. The town Council was stuck with a repair Bill for stress damage to floor timbers caused by the 40 women in their thrice weekly sessions. A the sessions have had to be moved to the ground floor a said a Council spokesman a a it a going to take thousands to a we just had to report it to the Council a said one worker. A the building literally moved every time they were up

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