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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Tues., April 16, 1974 Will One Word Sway Ray? By Frank Nye DES MOINES Senate Ma- jority Leader Clifton Lamborn (R-Maquoketa) doesn't like the long truck amendments the Iowa house added to the sen- ate's department of transpor- tation (DOT) bill but he's won- dering if it can be made more palatable by inserting the word "final." More palatable to Gov. Robert Ray, that is. It is no secret the governor has indicated he will sacrifice the DOT, which he wants very much, if he has to take it with the truck amend- ments attached. Lamborn, who favors long trucks but doesn't think the amendments for them have any business on the DOT bill, told The Gazette Monday that the measure is unenforceable as passed by the house. One Amendment One truck amendment legal- izes 65-foot twin-trailer 'Vehicles (present legal length is 60 feet) jto use certain Iowa highways if But Ray didn't indicate inser-! their point of origination or point tion of "final" would change hisi of destination is in Iowa. This is supposed to stop cross-state traffic which, the otherwise intact, when asked governor says, would mean more trucks a year on in- terstate highways in the state, which Iowa has to maintain. But it is obvious the origin and destination point could be one and the same for a cross state truck: That is, a truck could enter Iowa and drive, for example, from Davenport to Atlantic with the latter as its destination. Leave Gum The driver could deliver a package of chewing gum to an Atlantic confectionery, hop back into his truck and use that city as a point of origin for a trip to Omaha or westward. Lamborn thinks by inserting the word "final" before the words "destination point" in the bill, it might pass muster with :he governor. mind on the bill, if it reaches him with the truck amendments about it at his Monday news conference. Livestock Trucks The other truck amendment would legalize 60-foot single- trailer livestock trucks to u s e certain highways. Present legal length of these trucks is 55 feet. While Lamborn is giving much thought to how to handle the house's truck amendments when the DOT bill comes up in the senate, he may ask senators to strip the amendments from the bill knowing that probably will send it to conference com- mittee. The compromise, in that case, might be for the house to back down on the twin-trailer amend- ment if the senate would accept the single-trailer livestock truck amendment. The senate may take up the DOT bill, with its house amend- ments, yet this week. Present Truck Length Law Would Stand: Ruling DES MOINES (UPI) An as- sistant Iowa attorney general said Monday if an amendment legalizing 65-foot double-bottom trucks is ruled unconstitutional, the state would still have a stat- ute limiting truck lengths. IOWA CITY The board of directors at Mercy hospital here Monday announced plans for a million modernization proj- ect. Hospital areas which will be inv.olved include pediatrics, coronary-intensive care, ear- nose-throat, and food service. All of these areas are now located in the hospital's oldest buildings, built in 1908 and 1932. The modernization program, starting this week, is the final phass Mercy's master plan, formulated in 1965. The first two phases of the long-range plan were the updat ing of many patient areas dur ing a 1966-69 building program. To Be Relocated A coronary-intensive care unit, now located in the 42-year old building, will be relocatec adjacent to surgery on the sec ond floor. Mercy's current pediatrics unit occupies an admittedly crowded wing on the third floor of the 1932 building. Under the new.- project, pediatrics wil DES MOINES (UPI) The Iowa house voted Monday to ap- propriate to keep all of Iowa's state liquor stores in business and open nine more stores to serve rural communi- ties. The bill, which passed 65 to ISjualsp makes, a supplemental appropriation to cover, the infla- tionary costs of the Iowa beer and liquor control department. .The measure, which was re- turned to the senate, would pro- vide funds to keep open several liquor stores in rural areas that state officials originally wanted to close because they weren't returning a profit. Game Violations In other action, the house voted, 79 to 3, to allow the Iowa conservation commission to sue to recover' damages from per- sons convicted of game viola- tions. The bill would provide that following the legal fines for shooting state game, those con- victed could be sued up to for illegally shooting deer, for turkeys and for game birds or animals. The measure was sent to Gov. Robert D. Ray for his signature. Zoo Biff The house voted, 84 to 1, to authorize Iowa's 99 counties to establish zoos or zoological gar- dens, or to make contributions to private agencies to; establish zoos. Grectf River Road In addition, the Idwa'hTghway commission and conservation commission would be allowed to develop the state's section of the Great River road under legisla- tion passed 80 to 0 by the house. The bill, which now goes to the senate, would authorize the agencies to acquire roadside land to construct scenic ease merits and rights of way. The .Great River road, which run, from the Canadian border to New Orleans, La., extends along the Mississippi river in Eastern Iowa. The federal government has appropriated million to Iowa to upgrade the road and match ing state funds would be used to complete the project. Other Legislative Action DES MOINES (AP) Bills in the Iowa legislature Monday. Signed By Governor SF1336, To apDroprlate to Ihe historical society for microfllmlna and for a manuscript curator. 5F1327, To Increase the appropriation for the state law library from to for 1974-75. SFI32P, To raise the 1974-75 appropri- ation for the commission on aging from to SF1337f To raise appropriations for soil and water cost sharing the rest of this bienmum from million to S2 million. Passed By Senate HFI399, To revise election statutes. 47-0. To house for action on amendments. Introduced In Senate SF1377, To increase aid to dependent children appropriation by million to permit payments of loo percent of defined need. Gluba and Orr. Passed By House HFUO, To set civil penalties for illegal- ly taking game at for each deer, S100 for each turkey and S25 tor each other game bird or animal or fur-bearing animal. 79-3. To governor. HF1378, To Increase the appropriation for the beer and liguor control depart- ment to cover Increased operating costs and allow the opening of nine new stores without closing any existing stores. 65-ia. To novernor. HF50I, To allow cities and towns, if approved at a referendum, tn issue gener- al obligation bonds to establish zoos and zoological gardens and levy up to one mill for maintenance. 84-1. To governor. HF1200, To establish uniform proce- dures for all state agencies ir, the making of administrative rules. 86-2. To governor. Passed By House To give farmers and other nonhtghway users a choice of claiming motor fuel tax refunds by guarterly refunds or an annual credit against state income tax. 88-5. To senate for action on amendments. SF19, To make the penalty on delin- quent mobile home taxes the same as on real estate taxes. 87-1. To governor. To extend the exemption from taxation of pension and retirement Insur- ance premiums to annuity contracts ex- empt under federal law. 90-0. To gover- nor. SF1071, To repeal the requirement that a person buying a tiome on contract show that 10 percent of the Rurchase price has been paid to qualify for homestead tax credit. 90-0. Tr amendments. senate for action on SF1197, To provide uniform penalties for failure to file reports, filing fals reports, and deliberate evasion of Iowa income, sales and use, chain store anc motor vehicle fuel tax laws. aa-6. To gov- ernor. HF1160, To aylhorlze any county regard- less of (population 'to establish a juvenile court service director. 85-0. To senate. HF1456, To repeal obsolete sections o lav; requiring road equipment to be equipped with red signal lanterns or rec lights. 75-0. To senate. HF1463, To update the Iowa code to require school districts to provide a suit able educational program for all children no matter how severely handicapped. 83-0 To senate. authorize the Iowa highway commission to participate in federal fund ing for the Great River road. BO-0. To senate. SF182, To allow county boards of super visors to abolish as well as establish the office of public Defender by resolution. 90 2. To senate for action on amendment. SF314, To switch the administration of the judicial retirement system from the state comptroller to the supreme court administrator. 83-3. To senate for action on amendment. 5F3B7, To require three judges of the judicial district to sign the appointment ol mry commissioners unless there are fewer judges in the district. 86-0. To senate for action on amendment. SF442, To revise and update 1he Iowa probate code. SO-0. To governor. To make clear that judqes may grant grandparents visitation rights with their grandchildren. 82-13. To povernor. SF509, To spell out the persons. In order of priority, who may consent to an autopsy. 93-0. To senate for action on amendment. SF1042, To clarify law on filing of federal tax on vehicles requiring a certificate of title. 79-8. To senate for ac- on amendment. FlllSf To require the listing of unli- censed used trucks on Aug. 1 instead ol July 1, 91-0. To governor. SF1227, To permit counties to pav claims without having them notarized. 92- 0. To governor. HFI409, To place responsibility with local school districts to provide for children requiring special education. 87-2. senate. HFHlBf To prohibit civil service em- ployes wlio are working beyond retin ment age to take examinations ic promotions. 83-9. To senate. HFH19, To provide a salary of for grand lury clerks In counties of lt> population and SS.fiOO in coun- ties over 92-0. To novernor. FOR ANY FAILURE move to the fifth floor of the 1949 building. Glass viewing panels will make it possible .to view chil- dren from the corridors, if de- sired. A playroom and parent wait- ing area also will be featured in the new pediatrics unit. To Fifth Floor Ear, nose and throat patients will also move to the fifth floor. Mercy's food service area now occupies part of the ground floor in the original hospital. A portion of the kitchen will be relocated into existing space. The kitchen will be rearranged and the cafeteria enlarged to accommodate visitors and rela- tives, as well as employes. After the departments men- tioned are relocated and remod: eled, no services will be housed in the 1908 and 1932 structures. Final Step As a final step in its moder- nization, .the hospital will tear down the old buildings. The modernization project has federal and state ap- proval. expected that energy con- sumption at the hospital will be reduced by about 27 percent an- nually once the new facilities are occupied. Operating costs also are expected to be reduced by about a year. In a memo to Attorney Gener- al Richard Turner, Assistant At- torney General Larry Blumberg cited previous court cases that showed if amendments to laws are ruled unconstitutional, the previous statute would remain in effect. The Iowa house last week at- tached the long truck amend- ment to a bill creating a state department of transportation and Turner had request- ed the information in case he finds that the amendment is un- constitutional. Turner said he wanted to know whether the state would have a long truck statute if the 65-foot double-bottom truck amendment was unconstitu- tional. Without a limit on trucks, he said he is concerned the state could have trucks as long as 105 feet operating on the highways. Iowa's present law limits dou- ble bottom trucks to 60 feet, and Gov. Robert D. Ray earlier this year vetoed a bill increasing the limit to 65 feet. Blumberg specifically cited a case that ruled "if an act is repealed by an unconstitutional amendment, the former act re- mains in force when the uncon- stitutional amendment is de- clared void." The senate is expected to de- bate the DOT bill with the long truck amendment in the next two weeks. Galen Moffit, Lenox, got flll caught up in his work, carrying a 250-foot coil of four-inch plastic drainage tubing. Library Open House WILLIAMSBURG To cele- brate National Library week, April 21 to 27, the Williamsburg Community library will hold open house Apri! 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is cordially invited to come in, .have coffee She flkiar Sajttbs Oaastffc1 Established In 1883 by Th; Gaiarte Co. and published daily and Sunday at 500 Thlra Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, law 52406. Second Clnss Postage paid a Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier 85 cents a weefc. By mall: Night edition and Sunday 6 Issues a month, 524 a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 Issues a month, S2S a year. Other states ond U.S. territories S40 a year No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Goiette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled slvely to the use (or republlcotian ol all-the local news printed In this newspa per as well as all AP news dispatches. Be sure to see Cedar Rapids Finest Larger Exhibits More Variety THAN EVER BEFORE Some lucky will receive H Green Stamps Portable TV's Given away daily Need not be present to win! Nothing to buy! Over Quarter of Million dollars in glittering dis- plays of new ho me ideas. All phases of home building, remodelling, furnishing are represented in the giant 1974 show. You'll be omazed at many displays. You'll be certain to find ideas you can use. Thiirs., Fri, Sat, Sun. and meet with the librarians and members of the library board. ON THIS DATE in 1906 the Pacific cable was completed between the United States and China. Vmton School Board Tells Staff Changes By Jane LaGrange VINTON The Vinton school board Monday night accepted the resignation of David Clay- berg, head football coach and boys physical education instruc- tor. Clayberg indicated he would be leaving the educational field and would be seeking employ- ment elsewhere. He had been the Vinton coach for one year. The board approved a con- tract for Robert Moon, 26, as head wrestling coach and junior high school physical education instructor. Moon has been teaching at Gladbrook the last five years. Baseball Coach The board also approved Pete Costello as the summer baseball coach to replace Gary Stamp. Coslello has assisted with the; program the last few years. Helen Van Steenhuyse report- ed for the negotiations commit- tee, which has been working on teacher salaries, that no" agree- ment has been reached. She said a report may be made the end of the week. Ralph Rolland, junior high school principal, presented rec- ommendations for the board to consider on curriculum changes for next year. Recommendations include providing all seventh grade boys and girls with daily physical education, an explor- atory French course, for sev- enth and eighth graders, drop- ping rural geography courses, and requiring ninth grade science for all students. The board discussed the need for a baseball diamond, bleachers and other athletic development at Tilford junior high school. It agreed to embark on a pro- gram where some improve- ments would be made each year for a five- or six-year period. A proposal to restructure the high school parking lot was ap- proved. Under the plan the en- trance would be moved north of its present location. A small grassy area next to the building would be incorporated into the lot and cars would be re-ar- ranged to accommodate 145 cars about 30 more than it now averages. Instrument Rental The board voted to accept a new band instrument rental schedule. All school-owned band instruments, except percussion, would rent for a year and percussion instruments would rent for a year. A request for an application to the state for a gambling license to accommodate the band boost- er carnival was approved. The board approved signing a contract with the D. C. Taylor Co., Cedar RapMs, for roof re- pair maintenance on all school buildings. The yearly contract was for from Armstrong's Menu's Gift Bar DESK CALENDAR An attractive calendar on an Onyx base per- fectly suited for a busy man's desk. Gives date perpetually with a twist of a dial. 9.50 PEOPLE FEEDER A unique gift dispenses a handful of goodies out of a container on a swivel base. Ideal for parties, rec room or office. 12.50 SHAVING MUG and BRUSH Genuine Ceramic mug and pure bristle brusli made in Germany. Still the best way to shave, many men would appreciate this good looking set. 10.00 ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPENER A wonderful gift for home or office. Pencils always sharpened and ready with this fast, neat precision sharpener. Electric. 26.50 LIBRARY SET Every desk should have this wonderful set that includes a letter opener and fine, sharp scissor in a leather case. Also convenient for attache' MEN'S GIFT BAR STREET FLOOR ;