Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Airport Land PurcHasos Campaign Upheld by State Audit 770/7
by Bernard Lansky
By Kevin Kane
A state auditor's report released Thursday night upheld contentions of the city council and airport commission that they acted legally in financing 1972 airport land purchases through deficit funding.
The report also concurred with a state board of appeals ruling earlier this year regarding the council’s last-minute amendment of the 1973 city budget to transfer $1.1 million to clear a similar deficit in airport
reigned over the airport funding through a $5 million bond Culver Hits Tax issue, commenting that “we I issue. cl I* • i ■
can’t audit communication be- Force Vote Shelters, Loopholes
tween city officials.” , SIOUX CITY - Iowa Con-
A citizens’ group known as Taxpayers Asking for Explanations (TAX) had kept the controversy alive for nearly two years by charging that the city had not been financing the land through deficit funding, but had
The bond issue, however, was petitioned into a vote and defeated May 23, after which the city contended it carried the project on a deficit basis in an-ticipation of reimbursement through federal funds.
illegally transferred some aU(bt f°und that Iowa law $600,000 from the general fund doe? Provide f°r deficit funding I to the airport construction fund. 'during a bond preparation
period, which the auditor ruled
When the city did
construction funds. amend its budget to erase the
That ruling had upheld the deficit early this year, TAX
would have started with a pub-finally lie hearing March 8, 1972.
amendment action, but criticized the council for waiting so late in the budget year and, in overruled effect, creating a situation that There
sponsored the state appeals action which was subsequently
The audit said it appeared that the city, at that time, “was operating on a financially sound basis, and could, in fact, have made funds available for the controversy, project.”
glassman John Culver, Democratic candidate for U.S. senate, charged here Thursday night that tax loopholes and tax shelters for the wealthy are costing the average American taxpayer $50 billion a year.
Culver, in an address to the Woodbury county Democratic Women’s club, predicted the Nixon administration “is not going to do anything about tax reform,” and he said it was up to congress “to end the favori | tism toward the rich that is built into the nation’s present tax laws.
“Taxes may be the price we
“may discourage and could pos- however, Thursday night. Smith
sibly circumvent the appeal and associate C VV. Ward, state , , f d , ,h ,
pr0CCSS- I superintendent ^municipal official!^ audit which had
funding, received no questions no(ed (ha( a| (
I rn rv-* n oiiWi At a
Joint Meeting ,,
from an audience of
Thursday s report was read mately 20 persons.
by Auditor Lloyd Smith before a
s i o n ’ s land purchases of $1,354,143.50 had “primarily
, , ♦ , The fundinS Prob,em arose in created” a Dec 31 1972 deficit
joint city council-airport com- early 1972 when the commis- ’
mission meeting open to the* i sion, with council approval, depublic at city hall. cided on March 21 to exercise
Smith referred only generally city options to purchase land in to the controversy which hae anticipation of immediate fund-
of $906,728.19 in the airport construction fund.
pay for civilization, but not everyone is carrying an equal load. Many people are paying! more than their fair share, and the heaviest burden is falling! on those least able to afford! it.”
Culver said he has come to the conclusion “the Nixon administration is simply not inter-Thursday s report emphasized ested in tax reform. The Presat several points that all the ident says we are spending too
| fund actions were taken with much money on programs to
... anticipation of major reimburse- help the poor, the farmer, the
Ford Calls Nixon 1110111 brough federal funds. elderly, and the veteran. He
r . * nl* aPPbcati°n f°r federal says America cannot afford
Friend: believes funds totaling $823,30/ 42 has day care centers, vocational re-
been approved by proper of- habilitation programs, or mass
was mailed Feb. 27 transit. But apparently the ad-
Residents in the Cedar Rapids! MONTEREY. Calif (AP. _ of *his Year ministration feels w ean af-
Community school district must Vice-president Ford says Pres- No More Problems ford to continue subsidizing the
lie registered no later than Sat- ident Nixon is “my friend and I Smith indicated that the city fc.^ lurers iirdiy lo 'Ole in the April 30 think he's innocent on any should have no more problems!,^ k;njon VPar>>
school bond election. charges that are legitimate in with the project as long as the *__* |
Linn Auditor Merle Kopel has this current situation.” federal funds were indeed forth- «-.«•. M
reminded those who wish to Ford, who said the President coming. Milligan Names
vote that the elections office in has “been my friend for 25 * * * Linn Chairman
the basement of the courthouse .years,” made his comments be- • The audit,, although siding c
**' State Sen. (george Milligan
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., April 19. 1974 J
Plea of Guilty Foils Long-Distance Juror
MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — Never one to shirk his duty, Frank LeBouton was in Arizona Frank headed back, and got recently when he received word there Monday, just in time to he’d been called up for jury learn the defendant has pied duty in his old home town of guilty to a lesser charge, and Menominee, Mich. j the jury had been dismissed.
"You mean I studied the wrong assignment and learned something I didn't have to?!"
—Busing Bill Sent to Ray—
(Continued from Page I.)
Deadline Saturday To Register for C. R. School Vote
, I i. * Decn aPPr<
In hi is Innocence finals and
Nonpublic students will qualify for busing on the same basis as public school students — under the law making it man-Jdatory to bus elementary pupils
used to bus nonpublic school students.
She saw the bill as a “door opening” wedge to more re quests for public funding by living two miles or more from church-affiliated schools in the school and high schoolers living future. three miles or more away.
Conceding the bill would be passed, Sen. Orr said the reason for that “will be because most legislators have already yielded to the pressures which, ironically, they claim will not result if it is passed.
“Eventually, it (the bill) will be taken, as the 1973 auxiliary services law has been taken, to court
The bill requires public school districts to provide transportation in any of three ways: furnish buses and
drivers, contract with transportation companies or reimburse parents for transporting students.
On the final roll call all three Linn county senators, Riley,
Ralph Potter (R-Marion) and
will be open Saturday from IO fore a cheering audience of with the commission and coun- R°~u’ ueor|f Milligan 'And with good reason, the Q0yd Robinson (D-Cedar
a.rn until 2 p.m. to accept new about 600 at a $100-a-plate fund- cil’s interpretation of the land 1 ' (‘s, • la,nes> Friday an- law will probably be declared Rapids), voted for the bill,
registrations and registration raising dinner for U.S. Rep. acquisition and subsequent tem-^un, *ne appointment of unconstitutional.’ The roll call:
changes Burt L Talcott. porarv erasure of the deficit 13 Yn man as Linn county ‘Wasted Time’ v ♦ * ti, u n
Absentee ballote may be ob- Because of four congressional with city funds, found several ohairma" of Milligan for ™ hmc Voting against the bill:
Rimed and vast during those election defeats this year. Ford respect legislMo^vho" "for^his roughs CuHil. Hu.tman, Miller
regular' Hed “g -mmenda, ion, ___ ^ ^Milligan by- Ms fellow >™ave only
the following Saturday from IO the prospect of a Democratic! prolusion in debiting and ere- Iowa legislators who I know a rn. to 2 p m Regular hours! landslide in the regular fall cl i t *n g transfers should be persona 1> has impressed me, are Monday through Friday I election cleared up by estimating refund! Mrs. Ohsman said.
from 8 a m. to 5 p.m. -Wp don l want one-Dartv rule rece,pts and bud8eting them on Mrs- formerly a pro
Mail retests for absentee . ' •-u a a cash basis fessionai social worker, is a wvm«gc «*•«
ballots must include the voter s lL^f °congress means that ComP,ete accounting of con- homemaker and mother of two pass in the first place.” ■____ j, j I to-prooi tongre.. i ctrnetinn fiin/tc hv nrnioM i teenaoe children. She is
and energy which will be wast-;lor. Winkelman. cd to vainly defend a bill which: Democrats (4) — Hill, Orr, they should have had the j Rodgers, Willits. a courage and the integrity not to: Absent or not voting:
Republicans (I) — Griffin.
name. home address, name and oneDartvYutfhas a strong hold s ' r u c *'0 " funds by pr°iecl ,c<na** children. She is out- Of the 63.700 nonpublic school The remaining 15 Republicans •* PYJ- ‘ ^ should be maintained as part of going president of the Cedar studens in Iowa, an estimated and 18 Democrats voted for tne
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ment in the Ellsberg breakin. Ford cited as pluses an end to lost an effort Friday to avoid the Vietnam war. the return of trial for contempt of congress. the POWs. a beginning of relaid. District Judge John H ttons with Communist China. Pratt denied a motion by Liddy partial settlement of the Mid-for dismissal of a contempt in- East crisis and rapprochement dictment and set May IO as the with the Soviet Union, trial date Ltddy was indicted “Look at the foreign policy, last month on two counts of We should be proud of it and refusing to testify before a con- talk affirmatively about it.” gressional committee Ford said.
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