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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., April 8, 1974 Unusual Accord April 19 Adjournment Unlikely By Frank Nye DES MOINES - In one of their rare moments of togetherness this session, the two Republican majority leaders of the legislature agreed Monday Clifton Lamborn they want to close down shop by j April 19. But. they conceded, it probably can't be done until April) HS. “I’m hoping to be out of here by April 19,” said Senate Re publican Leader Clifton Lamborn (R-Maquoketa), “but we may not make it before April ;i6.” House Republican Leader ! Edgar Holden (R-Davenport) put it this way: “I'm shooting for April 19 but it is more realistic to think in terms of April 26. Surely we’ll be gone before May I.” Varley Agreed House Speaker Andrew Varley (R-Stuart) wouldn’t set a date except to agree with Holden, saying, “I want to be out of here before May I.” One bill that could cause a hangup is the senate-approved measure creating a new department of transportation (DOT), which the house was scheduled to resume debate on Monday. It appeared likely the house would add an amendment legal-i izing 65-foot twin-trailer trucks to use four-lane highways and I some others provided their destination or origination point is in Iowa. Present length is limited to 60 feet. Livestock Trucks The amendment also would authorize an increase in livestock trucks to 60 feet Rom 55. Edgar Holden The amendment actually was passed twice by the house in No Democratic Commitment On Gubernatorial Choice By Paula N. Quick DES MOINES (AP) - The business of choosing a Demo-c r a t i c candidate to run against Republican Gov. Robert Ray remained up in the air following the Iowa Democratic Party’s 99 county conventions. “The vast majority of delegates did not commit themselves” to a gubernatorial candidate, said Richard Bender, assistant to Democratic Party Chairman Tom Whitney, who couldn't be reached for comment. Bender said he was impressed with the apparent lack of time consuming roll call votes on issues at the biennial conventions, describing their absence as “remarkable.” Exact Vote He said roll calls indicate that an exact vote is needed on issues which generate strong feelings. He said he believed the lack of roll calls in many precincts was “positive” and showed a willingness by Democrats to “let’s vote together.” Black Hawk, Scott, Linn and Story counties were among those reported to have had no roll call votes. Delegates to the biennial conventions began hammering out a platform and elected delegates to the district and state conventions to be held May 4 and June 15. Statewide, a major thrust of Democratic politics is the nomination of a candidate for governor. Seeking the nod to run against Republican Gov. Robert Ray are William Gannon, Mingo, former Democratic leader of the Iowa House; Sen. James Schaben, Dunlap, Democratic leader of the Iowa Senate and Clark Rasmussen, West Des Moines, former Democratic state chairman. Edward Crawford, Des Moines, has filed for the nomination, but Rasmussen said Sunday night that Crawford had been ruled ineligible. Gannon, Schaben and Rasmussen have asked delegates to remain uncommitted before the primary election. Based upon preliminary reports from the county conventions, it appeared delegates were doing precisely that. Public ownership of all utilities. controls of strip mining, laws allowing mercy killing in cases where the patients suffer “intractable pain and irreversible brain damage” were the hot issues in Scott county. ‘ Amnesty Unconditional amnesty for men who non-violently opposed the draft, the military or the war in southeast Asia, and the impeachment of President Nixon were also central issues. The abolition of the electoral college and a two-year term for governor were supported in Buena Vista county. Unconditional amnesty for draft evaders and an antiabortion amendment to the U. S. Constitution were defeated. Polk county delegates sought a platform opposed to 65-foot-long trucks, favored creation of a state department of transportation and a freeze on tuition payments at state-owned universities. Other issues at various conventions were: a law forbidding the history of a rape victim to become evidence in a rape trial, and the free determination by health care personnel whether to assist in legal abortions. Dubuque county delegates supported a conditional amnesty resolution and one to allow health care personnel to refrain from performing abortions if it involved a matter of conscience. Linn county delegates adopted resolutions to: decriminalize all sexual activity between consenting adults in private; oppose the death penalty; eliminate the corroborative witness clause in Iowa rape law; prohibit courtroom exploitation of the rape victim's sexual lifestyle; and decriminalize possession of marijuana for personal use. Farm Commodities The Linn county group also advocated the impeachment of Nixon, a two term governorship, giving the terminally ill a choice of “Death with Dignity,” and unconditional amnesty. Democrats Have Edge In Campaign Check-Offs By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IDPA) - The political campaign check-off on the state income tax is favoring Democrats over Republicans by about a two-to-one margin. State Revenue Director Donald Briggs reports of the income tax returns processed so far this year Iowans have designated that $21,891 be set aside for the Democrats and $10,956 for Republicans. The campaign finance disclosure law enacted by the general assembly in 1973 allows any Iowan who pays more than $1 in state income tax to contribute $1 to the party of his choice. The $1 comes from tax money already paid or due to be paid and does not change the amount of state income tax owed or a potential refund. Briggs said the percent of Iowans who designated on their income tax returns that $1 be given to state political parties is declining slightly. The initial reports, issued a month ago, indicated that out of 71,760 returns processed 14.57 percent had signed the political check-off. Now, with 230,648 returns processed, the percentage has dropped to 14.24. Supporters of the check-off, namely the Iowans for the Income Tax Checkoff, had hoped the publicity received a month ago would prompt more Iowans to contribute to the two parties through this means. At that time only $10,457 had been contributed to both Republicans and Democrats through the check-off. Five statewide political organizations have joined together to form the group called “Iowans for the Income Tax Checkoff.” Groups involved are Common Cause, Iowa Democratic party, Iowa Women’s Political Caucus, League of Women Voters and the State Republican party. Top issues in Union county were: free movement of farm commodities, opposition to non-farm interests in farm businesses in order to avoid taxes; and the breaking up of conglomerates that interfere in the free enterprise system. Webster county delegates defeated a proposal to prohibit 65-foot double-b o 11 o rn trucks. However, they advocated state laws to control the sale or distribution of obscene literature to minors, indecent exposure and non-therapeutic abortions. In a resolution adopted over the weekend at the Woodbury county Democratic convention, county Democrats severely criticized State Democratic Chairman Tom Whitney and the state Democratic central committee for scheduling the conventions on the first night of passover, the holiest of Jewish holidays. Permanent Rule The Woodbury county Democrats also asked the party to adopt a permanent rule providing that no caucus or convention held at the precinct county, district or state level be held on any day that is either a national holiday or a day held to be holy or sacred to any religious faith. A spokesman for the Woodbury County Democrats said that Jewish delegates were noticeably absent from the convention. Rasmussen said he thought the conventions indicated a “fantastic year for Democratic candidates,” witnessed by the enthusiasm of the delegates. He said now the “next two months” can be fully used to present the issues facing Iowans. Gannon said he felt most delegates remained uncommitted for a gubernatorial nominee “because they want to be” and said he also felt Democrats stand to fare well in the November elections. Ed Skinner of the Democratic state central committee said the county conventions showed “unity and strength” among the party. He said the conventions showed that “we’re away from being a party of personalities” and said instead “issues will be discussed as issues.” Schaben was not immediately available for comment. North Tama Teacher Pay Rates Hiked TRAER — The North Tama board of education has moved to increase 1974-75 salaries for all school system employes. The board increased basic salary for teachers from $7,300 to $7,900 and said 15 teachers al the top of the salary scale will receive an additional $100. With annual increments, the teachers’ increase will total $42,380, and the board anticipated a total amount increase of $68,505 for the coming year. Of that total, $17,621 will come from savings realized from the closing of Dinsdale school and $50,884 is based on the home version of a school aid pact not yet passed by the legislature. Wages of five administrators —Supt. Don Lenth, principals Neil O’Kones, Robert Clark, and Clarence Villont, and guidance counselor LaVeell Watts—will increase a total of $5,700. Lenth, Villont and Clark will receive an additional $1,200 apiece and the others, $1,000. Board secretary Don Buffington received a raise of $315. Extra-duty pay for teachers was raised as follows: head coach of major sports to $1,000; athletic director, $1,000; instru mental music, $800; vocal music, $700; minor sports coaches, Twr Kin if w u i    each:    speech instructor, DOT bill if it has a long truck $45Q.    •    •    . assistant QmonHmont    MDU,    junior nign assistant coaches, $325; junior high track last week’s DOT debate. But both times it was attached to [another amendment designed to rewrite the entire DOT bill. And in both cases those, amendments were beaten, taking the truck section with them. But the truck amendment is still alive to be added to the main bill if the house wants it. Lamborn, who favors long trucks, doesn’t think the amendment has any business being in the DOT bill; that it should be handled separately. So he doesn't think the senate will take it even if the house makes it a part of the main bill. Sacrifice DOT Gov. Robert Ray has indicated lie'll sacrifice his top-priority Andrew Varley Legislative Notes by Frank Nye    Crashes    on Busing Bill Opponents    Iowa    Roads Get Their Say Tuesday Fatalto3 Bus Hearing EARLY indications are that opponents of the controversial $4.4 million appropriation bill to extend school bus transportation to nonpublic school students will dominate the public hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the statehouse. Perhaps that’s because proponents got their shot at it during a hearing at Wahlert high school in Dubuque March 30. Among those expected to appear against the bill are Dr. Paul Vance of Des Moines, representing the Parent-Teacher-Student Assn.; Dr. Ray Stenshad of Bettendorf, representing the Iowa Assn. of School Administrators; the Rev. Richard Bentzinger of St. John’s United Methodist church of Des Moines; the Rev. Kenneth Metcalf of Des Moines, a United Methodist district superintendent; Arlene Jens of Davenport, president of the Iowa branch of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Verlyn Hayes of Adel and State Sen. Joan Orr (D-Grinnell). Opposition or no, it appears the bill is greased and will slide through in a jiffy once the hearing is over. □ □ □ Schaben’s Billboards SENATE Democratic Leader James Schaben (D-Dunlap) apparently is the first governorship candidate out with billboards in this campaign. They carry this message: Jim Schaben Senate Democratic Leader for Governor “He ll tell it like it is” By The Associated Press Three persons were killed on Iowa highways during the weekend. A Sioux City man was killed and another man injured Saturday night in a one-car accident eleven miles east of Sioux City. Killed was the driver of the car, James Watts, 51, and injured was Howard Paxton, 40, also of Sioux City. Paxton was reported in fair condition at a Sioux City hospital. Authorities said the Watts car was traveling east at a high rate of speed and left a county road, rolled into a farm field and came to a stop. A Merrill couple, identified as Robert Fraser, 75, and his wife, Petra, 79. died in a car-truck collision in LeMars Saturday night. Authorities said their car 'came to a stop sign at highway ‘ and a street intersection— ID amendment attached. The governor earlier this session did veto a long truck bill and the legislature has not attempted to override him. Holden said he thinks Lamborn and the governor are bluffing; that they'll take the DOT with long trucks if such a bill is sent to them. He noted that Lamborn had said the senate wouldn’t take the house version of a bill giving public employes collective bargaining rights either. “But he did,” Holden pointed out. House Version The senate    approved    the    ! house version of the collective TAMA — Voters in the South bargaining bill    last Thursday    Tama Community    school disand sent it to the    governor.    trict will decide Tuesday if the For his part,    Lamborn    said,    district will issue    $490,000 coach, $300; newpaper adviser, $250; FHA adviser, $250, club advisers, $150. Custodians received $500 raise, except head custodian, Cliff Allen, who received $525. All bus drivers, cooks, teaching aids, and other workers received raises, some on a flat rate and some on hourly wage schedules. S. Tama Principal Quits After "Plea Bargaining and then pulled out in front of  a truck A passenger, Mrs. Wilma Ju-cek, 67, Merrill, was in fair condition at a Sioux City hos-II pital. The driver of the truck, James Thompson, 26. Lynden. TAMA — Donald Bachman, 49, principal of South Tama County high school, resigned Friday night after three hours of “plea-bargaining” between attorneys for him and the school board. In an official statement, the board said, other specific reasons for considering Bachman's termination were resolved by his resignation. Sunday, Bachman said a private hearing planned Friday night was never held, the plea- Vote Tuesday in South Tama on School Additions “Long trucks have nothing to do with this (DOT) bill. I’m not saying what the governor will do if he gets such a bill. But if I have anything to do about it I'm going to take that truck amend- Vandals Enter School, $30,000 Damage Reported DENVER (UPI) - No classes will be held at Denver high I school until further notice be-: bonds for additions to the senior lCause 0f vandalism to the build-high school building in Tama ing over the weekend and the South Tama junior high Tw0 juveniles were being held building in Toledo.    today by Bremer county auth-' The addition to the senior high orjtjes in connection with van-would be used for combination !dalism estimated at more than ment out    of the    bill    if it    is in the    trades and industry classes, vo-    530 qq0 one the house sends    us.”    cational agriculture classes and    a ..thorn ms s a i rf ^omonno April 19 for adjournment? general classrooms .    blX“he schl bSg e ’ Pril **6 a* the latest. 1 The junior high addition and used either an ax or sledge- would be a metal pre-fab build- hammer to destroy toilets, ing to be located east of the (driniting fountains, and other main building, and would in-, p 1 u m b , n g , furnishings and elude an industrial arts shop eqUjpment. All the glass in the and classroom.    building was broken, the chem- Polls will be open from 7 a m. ]S|ry laboratory was destroyed Earl to 8 p m. Tuesday.    and flooded, and bookshelves was    Supt. Jerry Nichols said resi-    and lockers wcrc overturned. was,    dents of South Tama district    A school board official discov- have participated in developing crc(j the vandalism when he hl6 !!l!i^r^;4a!:lplanS f0r thc Picked up his car at the building Sunday and found it and the education auto heavily; damaged. He saw the damage I bargaining was before the hearing, and he resigned on his attorney's advice. According to Bachman, his attorney had insufficient time to prepare a defense because the 17 depositions obtained from the school staff by the board were ! not delivered to him until 5:151 p.m. Thursday. His attorney had time to go over only seven I of these depositions before the meeting Friday, he said. Bachman said Sunday he feels he had no alternative but to resign. His attorney, he said, asked the board to postpone the private hearing to give him time to prepare a defense, but1 the board refused. Bachman's resignation is effective June 30, but in an agreement with the board, he will remain as a special consultant to the board during July and August. Wash., escaped injury. That’s the word. Tractor Overturns, Illinois Man Dies SILVIS, III. (AP) -Wilde, 54, Rock Island, killed Saturday when he pinned beneath a tractor. Authorities said Wilde been using the vehicle to ex-1 proposed additions pand the parking lot at the Cliff    ----- driver Heights golf driving range he Why take our word that want owned in Silvis when the tractor ads    work? Try    one yourself.    in‘iH. 7h,    'hmiHma overturned    Cull    398-8234.    auttori ics Hawkeye Science Fair Winners Are Announced DES MOINES (AP) — Two high school seniors will represent the Hawkeye Science fair at the International Science and Engineering fair next month at South Bend. Ind. The two are Dean Loven of Newton high school and Randy Stalzer of Garrigan high school in Algona. Family Routed By Fire Has Favor Returned WEST LIBERTY (EPH - A West Liberty family of 15 was able to return a favor to another West Liberty family of IO that was extended to them five years ago. Last week when a fire swept through the home of the 10-member Roy Linnell family they went to the Reaves Holbrook home for refuge. Mrs. Holbrook, mother of 13, said “we were happy to have them, just returning a favor.” Five years ago the Holbrook family stayed with the Linnell family when a fire broke in the former family's house. Mrs. Holbrook said that “right after the Linnell fire, they brought all thc kids over in their pajamas, and we just put sleeping bags in the basement.” She said thc only problem was feeding the crew of 25 and that was only a small problem, otherwise everyone got along well together. Two days later the Linneu s found another home. schedule j Cedar Rapids —    Kirkwood Cemetery Assn.    build,ng    c    7    p    m    each Flpr+<; Off lr prs Iovva Va!,ey hif?h schoo|> tied* WI I ltd 5 Mareng0 r00m u Tuesday eve. POSTVILLE—Milo M e y e ming at 7. was elected sexton of the Poet- Vinton — Tilford school, room Ville cemetery Saturday during 12. 7 p.m. each Tuesday. the annual meeting of    thc Post-    Marion — Linn-Mar    high j Ville Cemetery Assn.    school,    room    104,    7    p.m.    each He will be responsible for Wednesday. marking and selling lots, and Washington — Washington overall responsibility for opera- high school, 7 p.m. each tion of    the    cemetery. Elbert Wednesday evening. Jahncke    was    elected    assistant    Anamosa — Room    140,    Ana- sexton.    dnosa    high    school,    7    p.m.    each Everett Cook and C. F. Lard-; I mert were re-elected to    thej cemetm board of trustees for    v three-vear terms    en,oy , . ‘ j,    i    .    year ’round    comfort Arbie Rose was re-elected    ... president: Ralinda Lammert,! vice-president, and Marvin Che-    I Valier, secretary-treasure.    Ic y WINDOWS and DOORS Order yours now for early installation 364-0295 515 8th Ave. SE. FASTI ITH Home Grounds Management Fishback Re-Elected S*    a    r    I I i I Postville Fire Chief bourses Are ocheauled posTviLLE-charies Fish- back was elected to his 13th Evening classes in home Thursday.    term as chief of thc Postville grounds management will be of- There is a $12 tuition fee.    I Pre department during    the    an- fered beginning this week in six Registration will be at the first    nual meeting last week. Gazette arca communities. The class meeting this week.    Other departmental officers classes will be sponsored by the Mel Essex, program chairman are: Kirkwood Community college m horticulture at Kirkwood Richard M eyer, assistant community education division. sajd two other gardening-land-1 chicf* and Everett Cook, who The classes are designed to scaping courses will be offered    w1^ ^ scrvmS his 19th    term    as provide instruction in soils and m cedar Rapids An eight-week    secretary*treasurer fertilizers, annual and perennial ciass jn exterior decorating will flowers, turfgrass seeding andjmeet    for the first time Monday    JThf    (triter Uaiitbs godding, fruit    and    vegetable at 7    nm at Franklin iuninr    * ,    .    1    H-m. ai rranKlin junior    Established    In    HS] by Th-    Gaiette production and    lawn    utilization, high.    The course will emphasize!    &    Wor^p^.Ua Classes will meet weekly for landscaping, plant materials ..... ! three hours on the following and soijs Ifs just not Easter without the Easter lily from Your Professional Florist Ct ^ a * Postage paid at A class in fruit and vegetable gardening will meet Monday evening at 7 in building E on the Kirkwood campus. The ten-week class will cover all aspects of home gardening. 52406 Second Cioss Cedar Rapids, Iowa Subscription rotes by corrler ti cents a week By mail:    Night edition and Sunday 6 issues $2 25 a month, S24 a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 issues $2 50 a month, $25 a year. Other states and U S territories $40 a year No mall subscriptions accepted In oreos having Octette carrier service. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well os all AP news dispatches. Long-holding FASTEETH Powder. It takes the worry I out of wearing dentures. Have Their Eyes Checked Regularly...for Safety’s Sake Guard against eye impairment. Take your child to your favorite Eye Doctor for an eye examination. If glasses are necessary, we have many youthful frame styles to fill your prescription. 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