Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., April 29. 1974
Tama Meat Packing Named in $444,500 SuitRaon w!-g.
Item Veto Hinges
TOLEDO — A suit asking damages of $444,500 has been filed in Tama county district court against Tama Meat Packing Corp. of Tama by Weinstein International Corp., an importer and exporter of meat and poultry products, of Minneapolis. Breach of contract is claimed in the action.
In its petition, Weinstein says it and Tama Meat Packing Corp. entered into a contract in June 1972 whereby the meat packing plant agreed to sell to Weinstein between 35.000 and 40.000 pounds of what is commonly known as mountain chain for 30 cents per pound every month from July 1972 through June 1973 with a renewal option.
Mountain chain is described by Weinstein as branch-like appendages or tripe from older cattle, sometimes discarded by meat packers. Weinstein president, Ham’ Weinstein, says he visited the Tama plant and then fur
nished on two occasions an experienced employe to demonstrate to the Tama corporation the USDA-a p p r o v e d method of preparing mountain chain for export.
Weinstein says it relied on the contract with the Tama firm and contracted to resell the mountain chain at 53 cents per pound to Marubeni II DA (America) Inc., of Chicago, who would resell it to sub-customers in Japan.
Weinstein alleges that Tama Meat Packing Corp. failed to deliver any of the mountain chain, and because the product can only be obtained from older, larger animals,
its availability is limited and it cannot be replaced from another source of supply.
The plaintiff claims that because of defendant’s failure to honor the contract and option, Weinstein was unable to honor its resale agreement with Marubeni, resulting in loss of considerable business and profit.
The petition says that a few months after the contract date, Tama Meat Packing Corp. told Weinstein that the USDA had disapproved of the method of production and between August 1972 and the present time told the plaintiff
Legislative Notes by Frank Nye
Accidents in Iowa Take Three Lives
By the Associated Press
Three persons died in Iowa traffic accidents during the weekend, including a Dubuque man who was killed in his front yard.
Dubuque police said Kenneth Ring, 49, was repairing a lawn mower in front of his home when he was struck by a car driven by Mary Louise Auge, 15. Dubuque.
Officers said Miss Auge apparently turned a corner too sharply and her vehicle left the street, striking Ring and continuing on until hitting the victim’s home.
'Logorrhea', It You Don't Know Meaning, Look It Up
DES MOINES — State Sen. Lucas DeKoster iR-Hull) bruoght his senate appropriations committee to heel during a recent noisy meeting.
“Let’s stop the logorrhea.” said DeKoster as he rapped the committee to order, “and if you don’t know what that means, go look it up.”
I looked it up. Here s what the dictionary says:
“Logorrhea — pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness.”
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Nothing for Norpel
THEY were arguing an appropriations bill in the house when Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bellevue) got the floor to say:
“There's nothing in this bill for my district. Next year the Democrats will be in control here and Wyckoff will be chairman of the appropriations committee and 1 11 get what I want.”
“Wyckoff” is Rep. Russell Wyckoff (D-Vinton).
the USDA prohibited production of mountain chain. Weinstein claims the defendant failed to comply with USDA requirements to produce the product for plaintiff.
Weinstein charges that the defendant has willfully, with intent to defraud, produced and sold mountain chain to potential sub - customers of Marubeni and indirect customers of Weinstein.
In Division I of the petition, Weinstein asks that Tama Meat Packing be required to perform the contract and option: that the defendant be enjoined from selling mountain chain unless it has first fulfilled its monthly contrac-tural obligation with Weinstein and defendant pay costs of action. Judgment for $60,-000 is asked on this count for compensatory damages for loss of profits and good will.
In Division ll, Weinstein asks, if the contract and option are not specifically enforced, $134,500 compensatory damages for breach of contract plus the $60,000 for loss of profits and good will. An additional $100,000 is asked on grounds that the Tama firm has tortiously interfered with Weinstein's contract relations by selling mountain chain to resale customers of Marubeni without first having complied with the terms of the contract with the plaintiff.
In addition to compensatory damages, Weinstein asks $100,000 punitive damages because of acts of the defendant’s firm’s officers, agents and employes which were “malicious, willful, tortious and committed with reckless indifference” to the rights of the plaintiff.
By Frank Nye
DES MOINES - Gov. Robert ; Ray must first determine how state spending bills mesh with a new’ tax relief package before knowing whether he’ll have to use his item veto pen this session. he said Monday.
“I’m pleased about the sales tax repeal,” Ray told his news conference, “and the other two items (in the tax relief package) I find have merit.
“But I don t know yet how ex-; jng antj available revenue he penditures and appropriations would reluctantly do so. will fit together and it is a mat ter of concern for the future.
islators say this continuing loss will leave the state with a treasury balance of less than $9 million in three to four veals and even less if the economic growth rate — normally 5.8 percent annually but running above 20 percent this year — should fall.
Ray is concerned about this, saying the state needs a larger balance to keep things on an even keel. An estimated surplus some appropriation items to 0f up to $200 million is predict-keep what he considers a rea- e(j for june 30 this year, which earnable balance between spend- js why the legislature has eased
“We do have more revenue now’ that we projected at the time we made the budget and I hope it wouldn’t be necessary to item veto anything.”
However, the governor added. if he found it necessary to veto
Demo Chief: Ray Administration Has Taken ’Holiday from History'
The tax relief package resulted from a conference committee’s compromise last Friday of house and senate differences over the governor’s recommendation that the state’s 3 percent sales tax he repealed on food and prescription drugs.
Both house and senate added other items to be exempted and the committee, headed bv Sen. Ralph McCartney (R-Charles City) and Rep. Norman Roorda (R- Monroe) eliminated some of these and added still others in its effort to get a bill that can win approval of both chambers
up on spending this session.
If it became necessary for Ray to use his item veto, where would he use it?
Asked specifically if he might veto some items in a $7,750 million appropriation bill for conservation projects. Ray declined to speculate, saying he approaches every bill with the idea he can sign it.
Wreckage Pins Driver Thrown From His Car
WHAT CHEER - Richard Mc-
__________ Donald. 18. of What Cheer was
By Jerry Mursener i “There is a danger of that dis-!to pay the money back and the The conference committee bill in fair condition Monday at I ni-
DES MOINES (UPI) — Demo- Ossian 0f the alleged scandals state Part>' mi8ht be billed. offers a tax relief package that versify hospitals. Iowa City from
I cratic state chairman Tom Whit- happening, but there a re some He said the party should “not leaders of both houses think is injuries received in a one-car Boney said Sunday the current ad-: ' . be held accountable because we acceptable and that Ray ob-cident early Saturday,
ministration of Gov. Robert D . ver> substan lve issues^ a W0re nQt aware 0f contrib!!- viously is pleased with — if it Investigating officers said Mc-
Ray has “taken a holiday from should be talked about,’ he tions. We did not solicit the cor- doesn’t throw his budget too far Donald’s car rolled on top of
history” and ignored the pressing problems facing Iowans.
said porate funds.” Whitney added out of whack
Whitney again said that state that the key difference between
the milk fund situation and the activities of the committee to
Harold Hughes Two Occupants Won't Become Hurt in Crash
Whitney said he believes there Democratic officials had no
is a good chance that one of knowledge of the “milk fund” . . d a ♦ ♦
the three Democratic gubema- .. ., ., re-elect the President was that
tonal candidates currently en- s,tuatl0n since the money 'was the Nixon backers sought dona-
gaged in a primary battle will Pa*d directly to the firm con- tions.
emerge to stop Republican Ray ducting the survey. He said. “There is a difference be- million loss in income tax reve- The car was demolished.
him after he was thrown from the vehicle. The car had gone into a ditch off highway 21 a Estimates are that the pack- mile north of What Cheer, age will cost the state an es- He was first taken to Keokuk timated $34.5 million a year lo** county hospital, then transin sales tax revenue, a $4 5 ferret! to Iowa City.
from becoming the state's first four-term governor.
Whitney said the Ray admini- ^ ^ Republicans two years stration is vulnerable at the
however that if Republicans tween extorting funds and being nue and a $3 6 million loss in inwant to force the issue he would ,h<\duPe of an arranger,” said hesitance tax revenue.
raise the question about the ^ hitney._ Some treasury watchdog leg-
purchase of driver's license lists
'Any Emperor' CALMAR -Injuries were suf-| polls, but contended that the
u'KinvrTnv im c 1 ^ered Saturday night by two oc- governor would be a “most dif-
\\ASHING ON (CPI) — Sen. icupants of a car which went off ficult opponent.” The Democra-
Miss Auge was charged with Harold E. Hughes (D-Iowa) a highway 150 curve near Cal- tic state chairman said he has
failure to control her vehicle on,said over the weekend he is on- mar. found “tremendous interest” in
a turn- «- —---- * - — 1:—— 1 The driver, Lawrence Francis the upcoming campaign.
ly one member of a religious
Kuennen, 21. of Fort Atkinson, was in satisfactory condition Monday at Winneshiek County! Memorial hospital, Decorah, where he was being treated for back injuries. A passenger,
‘The Ray Administration is a PR (public relations) administration and has done very little,” he said. “It is an administration that has taken a holiday from history.”
Harley Spears, 26, Davenport,, , ,
died Saturday when the motor- SrouP Planning to buy a large
cycle he was driving collided j Washington estate and said he
with a car on the Rock Island is not going to become “the em-
Arsenal bridge at Davenport. Iperor of Tregaron.”
The car was driven by Salley Hughes said a religious group Whitka, 19. Davenport, who was,be belongs to has been search- Le Al fen Lensing. 21. of Fort not injured. A passenger on the for a suitable headquarters'Atkinson was treated and re-motorcycle, Larry Noles, 27, for 10 years, but the senator de-1 leased.
Davenport, was hospitalized 1 niecj ^at be has solicited funds Investigating officers said the ess
with injuries. |tc> purchase the Tregaron man-'Kuennen auto skidded 697 feet|
Linn Crash sion and estate. through a ditch before hitting a
. - ce , c . I “This is nothing for me,” creek bank. Kuennen was ■
Fred Dose, 55. rara Spring-1.. , ., „T, 6 . . j„L„naj __Hu fa;inro tim,* airing Sunday.
... 1 ’ . ’ . , r , * Hughes said. Im not going Uncharged with failure to nave
the'caThe wa^ become ,he emP°rar of Tre«a- con,ro1 of his car The au,° was Wtutney 831(1 thal Dt-mocrals
mn Tai* nr\iir\a nut lmiH ”
He said that the Republicans might want to “tar and feather the Democratic party” for the milk fund, but that Democrats “do not hold the Republicans in this state responsible for Watergate.”
Whitney said the state party has no plans to refund the corporate monies, but that legal action currently under wav
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Want IO Help TOU, but... Of Independence
Judge Tells Drunk Driver
_____- could result in an order forcing
ohitnevs comments came in,., ~ ®
the Democrats to return the
a taped interview for the Iowa segment of the “IOO Days” program on the Iowa Educational Television Network (1EBN) which was scheduled for
money In that case, he said the court would order the firm
with another driven by Darryl Martin, 17, Mt. Vernon. The accident occurred on a Linn county road four miles south of Springville.
ron, for crying out loud.
Earlier reports from Washington indicated Hughes was negotiating to purchase the prestigious Tregaron estate, located
control of his car. The auto was demolished. 1
Kids at Oelwein Have Great Day
Martin and a passenger in
klg in Washington’s Cleveland park
will still place considerable em- OELWEIN - Sunday was phasis on the gubernatorial , day for kids jn ^|wp,n race, but that increased attention will be given to legislative races where the party has a
In State Car t.j,arK.c lo control at least one T~at on the 195.yard paMh[W
FORT MADISON (UPI*—State ch*™bfr; J1!? RePub!lcans second. Scott is 'the son of the
The first hole-in-one for the season at Foursome golf course was snared bv 13-vear-old Scott
rwjiftrah iVrmoo cLn area. The pricetag on the 20- FORT MADISON (CPI)—state sec0nd. Scott is the si
M to e Siwt ^ estate has tJn set a; $3 5 and county law enforcement at,- Mi ".argus in both M Treats of (Wlvcin C"y- Were tos»tttod I million, but it was not known '.borities combed southeast Iowa the hon* and Ie. - - - —
tral City, were hospitalized Cedar Rapids.
He said that
House Sends Mileage Bill To Gov. Ray
DES MOINES — The Iowa
how much the religious group Sunday looking tor an escaped hairman in
has offered for the property, convict from the Iowa State pen- sldie ( nairman in The Iowa Democrat noted that itentiarv here.
the negotiations tor the estate _ Prison officials said Allred Lee hit Sacred Heart church spring din-
. . . . ,. ,------ on ail nations partici-
Later in the day, a third
grade student. Todd Woodson. ,Patin8 in the Geneva conference
■, r ,1 r . .1 was declared the winner of a to back France’s aoDeal for a
.shifted some of the focus to thei,,,-.. . . . ... ., lu u ridllL appeal mr a
'19/4 Maverick automobile at the
TOLEDO — “I want to help you, but if you have to go to jail, it will b-' because you drank your way in.” District Judge John L. Hyland told Amos Heck. 41, Toledo, when he gave him a suspended 70-day .sentence in the county jail and fined him $300 and costs for drunk driving
Keck was paroled to the Sixth District judicial community court services. Cedar Rapids, for two years and given the privilege of paying his fine in small amounts. His driver s license was revoked pending successful completion of a drinking driver s course, which he has already done.
Heck was convicted of drunk driving by a district court jury Feb. 13 and his sentencing was continued from Feb. 27 to the present time while he cooperated in treatment at Area 6 service center. Marshalltown
However, his counselor reported to Judge Hyland Friday that Keck drank both beer and whisky and did not stay on Antabuse as directed. Keck admitted this to Judge Hyland In granting suspended sentence and parole, Hyland considered Reck s lack of a prior record, concurrence of the Intern Assistant County Attorney Donald Juhl and Keek s employment with a construction company at Eagle Grove He drives to Toledo for weekends
20 YEARS AGO - The I S ehf (£rtotr Hojlt&fi (fcazrtlr
called on all
INDEPENDENCE — The Rev. Kenneth B Gehling. presently guidance counselor at Columbus high school in Waterloo, will succeed the Rev Donald Schmitt as principal of St. John s high school here On July 9 Father Schmitt will oecome principal of l^aSalle high school in Cedar Rapids. He has also been serving the St Mary s Catholic church parish in Hazleton. where he has been residing. Father Gehling will reside at St. John s rectory at Independence.
after becoming 1973, I have
have brcn "rn the hands of other'Ga,l°n. «■ who »as serving a I s,at« headquarters has taken an
men who have not discussed it " >'ear sentence for second de-
gree murder from goiicit I county, escaped from a mini
security dormitory late in
active interest in candidate re-
with me ” 8r(H> murder irom Muscatine ;0*uitment and providing candi-
Hughes added “to solicit^countv eaeaned from a mini-'dates w‘td campaign informa-
house Monday voted. 49 to 39. lo would have been m^sus.ng ^ ^
concur in senate amendments, ■ . . to say how Cation made his get-1 "There will be a special kind
to a bill raising mileage for ine senior senator is leaving
j5 public office next year to de-^ I el I ort in the legislative
public employes to
passed the bill, 78 to 4, and sent!Hls rell8ltjus group has been it to the governor Rep. Wally Horn (D-Cedar lu wor^-
Rapids) lost an attempt to get ~ “ “
the house to force the bill to a lEARS AGO — An as-conference committee. Horn If0n0m(,r from the Dearborn ob-
pointed out the senate had re- smator> at Northwestern uni-
?earch“g l0r * slle lrom whleh I said he ’was believed to be driv-
ing a 1974 light blue Ford pickup truck with cense plates.
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two 1971 graduates of (’hariton Community high school in Chariton, Iowa, are competing He said the upcoming cam- for the presidency of the sti%
in a stolen state vehicle. They paign has a potential for being dent body at Northwest Missouri
a dirty campaign, but that he State university Mike Snodgrass
hoped candidates would coneen- said he and Richard Thomas, j
official state Ii- trate on the issues rather than both juniors, were shocked when
Watergate and the Iowa Demo- they learned they would be fac-
- j cratic party’s acceptance of ing each other in the election
Why take our word that want $50,000 in corporate funds for a Tuesday. “We were good friends
cease-fire at Dien Bien I’hu ner and bazaar. Todd's parents permit evacuation of I.OOO
wounded soldiers from the besieged Indo-China fortress.
are the Robert WootEons.
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fused to go along with a house: versiD m ^c®n*0,JJ* 10 ads work? Try one yourself J voter survey from the Associate in high school and we still are
amendment raising the mileage; exaiT|ine secluded hill where ^ajj 398 8234. ed Milk Producers, Inc. j Snodgrass said.
for county sheriff to 18 cents, a P°ll(*man reported seeing a ________
which he said was necessary if egg-shaped Hying
sheriffs in Iowa’s smaller coun- obJe(-b u Government booklet reports:
ties are not going to continue to -
have to subsidize the state. Expert
Horn said that no sheriff can pay for the upkeep and furnish j his own automobile at 15 cents a mile. He said this does not concern larger counties like Linn. and some small counties, which, furnish cars for their sheriffs! and staff.
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30 YEARS AGO - The Germans were reported to have stepped up their counter-attacks below Lwow in old Poland, in one sector forcing Hungarian troops into action at the point of machine guns.
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