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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Liquor Store Issue Aired They'll Do It Every Time Marion lost its liquor store over 120 days ago aud tho possibility of opening a new facility here seems to lie at least several months away. The city council and the Iowa liquor control commission have not been able to a«roe on a site for the store. Roland Gallagher, head of the liquor control commission, says his department is not committed toany one site. But he adds the Hennessey Bros . Inc., property between Indian creek and Marion boulevard, will house the retail store if all the site problems can be ironed out Signed Intent “We have signed an intent to lease with the Hennesseys.’’ he told The Gazette last week Access to anil from the Hennessey property seems to be tin* stickler Some city council members have indicated the sit** has too many possible traffic problems to permit location of the store Gallagher said tin* liquor and beer control commission is not dragging its feet on site selection "This property is our first choice for the location of a store*. It is zoned commercial, but they (th** city council) won t issue a building permit to the property owner so he can build on it." Left Turns fine of the problems, as some of the council see it, is the danger of left hand turnsd into the site for cars coming down the hill on Marion boulevard from Cedar Rapids Gallagher agreed that the left turn could be dangerous, but says an access could be engineered to handle the traffic*. One of the problems apparently is that no one wants to pay for tin* access installation The liquor commission says it doesn’t have any money for this The council and the property owner both think the other one should pay. The liquor commission head said he was determined to locate a store in Marion Should Have Store “I think a city of 211,(MMI persons should have a store in it If this property doesn’t pan out, we will have to seek ail- Marion Courts Cases heard Monday in Marion magistrate’s court were: Speeding—Bruce L. Witte, 2080 Glass road NE, Cedar Rapids, $2(1; Albert J. Hartl. 435 Eighteenth street, $20. Craig S DeSotel, Route I, $20; Harold M. Teriney, 910 Thirty-sixth street NE, Cedar Rapids. $.30; William L. Geers, 1575 Twenty-sixth street, $.30 Wallace H. Luedtke, 975 Second street, $.30; John R. Kes-kinen, 1220 Country Club drive, $30. Failure to yield right-of-way —Susan K Betenbender, route 3, $25; Merle L. Welty, Onslow, $20; Traffic signal—Penelope S. Pirkel, 300 Fifteenth street, $15. Operation without registration—Roger    L. Wassner, .333 Thirteenth street . $15. Improper lights— Ida M Mishler. 1090 Twenty-fifth street, $10. Improper passing—Roger L. Hindman, Alburnett, $15 Violation of a driver's license restriction—Frank V. Reynolds. 1900 Daleview drive, $20 Illegal U-turn—Larry I) Nielsen. Center Point, $20. Marion’s public library is postponing a magic show to Aug. 22. The show had been set for Thursday at LSO in the children’s room. Scott Grekoff, of Marion. will perform for all ages of children. ♦ * * See Homen’s World in Classified Patterns, needlecraft, sewing machines, etc. It hap pens every day! — Adv. * * * Notice: All advertisements of this type (Marion Locals) must he in The Gazette Classified Office by 10 45 A M. day of publication. (II A.M. Sat. for Sunday. Dial .398-8430 or 398-8234.-Adv. * * * Marion division Chamber of Commerce has two meetings set for this week The board of directors will meet Friday at 7:30 a m. in the Chamber offices, 78(1 Eleventh street. The retail bureau will meet Thursday at 9:30 a m. rn the Farmers State bank community room. * * * Hickory smoked barbecued ribs, shrimp, and chicken served Wednesday’s. Stick ney’s Scoreboard —adv. New Afghan Regime Looks To Economic Development KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — W’hen President Mohannad Daoud of Afghanistan staged a military-backed coup a year ago to topple his cousin King Zahir Shah from the throne, his justification was widespread corruption and a tottering economy. Now one confirmed and two rumored counter coups later, the new republican regime believes it has firm enough control of the levers of power to start directing most of its energies to getting the* country mov ing again “You could say the new government spent the first eight months consolidating its power, but now the whole thrust is toward economic development,’’ said one official The main problem confronting the landlocked Tcxas-sizc nation, listed by the U. N. as one of the six poorest on earth, is not so much a shortage of development capital as an inadequate bureaucracy that lacks adequate machinery for gathering the basic information necessary to plan ahead. Population Vague For instance the totjfl population is undetermined. with estimates ranging from about IO to 18 million Nor is an accurate figure for the gross national product available. Following Daoud s coup, partly engineered by a group of young Russian-trained officers, then* were arrests, dismissals and transfers al all levels of government which resulted in economic activ tty iii both the public and private sectors grinding almost to a standstill for a time Despite these factors it has not been a desperate year economically for the country In his first anniversary speech July lh Daoud an flounced that an inherited balance of payments deficit ol $11 million had been turned into a IS-iiiillion surplus with exports rising 14 percent ( ut ton Jump According to economic experts here, this was largely due to a restriction on imports combined with a jump in in ternational cotton prices VV itll sheepskins aud fruit, cotton is one of the nation s three major exports The devaluation of the U. S. dollar was also a favorable factor in achieving a balance of payments surplus. As far as the man in the street is concerned, the main success of the regime has been to curb inflation by stabilizing the prices of such vital commodities as oil. kerosene, cooking oil, cotton textiles, sugar arid coal through government subsidies. Good rice and wheat harvests meant the government did not have to sjiend valuable foreign exchange importing them when international prices were high The government recently introduced its first one-year economic plan — for 1974-75 — in which it estimates a total government investment of about $99 million, some 4.3 percent of which will be accounted for by foreign aid Agriculture, industry, transport, communications and social services will be the main benefactors Outside Aid Private investment is expected to perk nj) now the government has made clear it welcomes a limited private sector iii the economy. Meanwhile, the regime is actively seeking outside economic aid from wherever it can find it in line with its foreign policy of non-alignment Afghanistan’s main supporter continues to be the Soviet Union, which provides nearly all the equipment for its armed forces According to informed sources here, Daoud s June visit to Moscow resulted iii the Russians pledging some $5(HI million iii aid over the next several years State Official: "Hard Look" at Dubuque Marina DUBUQUE (UPI) - Stale Health Commissioner Norman Pawlewski said Monday his agency would “take a hard look” at the conditions at Massey marina south of here which possibly resulted in an outbreak of shigellosis. Pawlewski said he was advised by his staff that the number of cases “they are experiencing this year is not much different than what they experienced in past years.” However, he said the state agency is cooperating with the Dubuque county health department to investigate probable causes and secure information. The county department recommended that swimming and water skiing be banned for a nine-mile stretch from the .southern section of Dubuque to the county-operated marina. “We are working very closely with the local health department and getting some information from water samples and river samples. We want to get some information and take a hard look at the Massey area to see if the river is contaminating Massey or Massey is contaminating the river," said Pawlewski. He said. however, that the 18 cases reported by the county board was not abnormal for this time of year. "It’s a natural time of the year, not only for Dubuque, but for other metropolitan areas," Pawlewski said He said “the fact that many of the people getting shigellosis have been at the Massey marina makes you wonder whether or not it s normal or abnormal There is a question whether it is the area itself or a condition of overcrowding ” Potato ( hips Potato chips were created by an American Indian, George ( rum, while employed as a chef at Saratoga Springs, N Y., in 1853. They were listed on the menu as "Saratoga Chips". * VT FOR ANY ITy ROJO-    DRAINAGE FAILURE '    365-2243 other site. It takes 9(1 days lo build a store We* are not Irving to force the city into anything " Gallagher said the commission has not had the same difficulty finding sites in other communities as it has in Marion "We have negotiated 14 other stores in the state since we started trying to find a site in Marion “I don’t know why they are reluctant to put a liquor store on the site They are willing to permit a motel building across the street." Gallagher was referring to city approval given to the establishment of a Motel 8 across Marion boulevard at the same intersection with Sixth avenue He said the liquor commission employes who would be working in the Marion store are spread among the three stores in Cedar Rapids. Mayor William J. Grundy said he does not know what Hi* emphasized was the major Set    Hearing—Linn-Mar board of education will meet Thursday at 8:3(1 p.m. in the administration building for a public hearing and to open bids for the proposed maintenance shop and bus barn The district’s budget hearing is set for 8 in the high school mathematics quadplex. * * # YMCA—Wednesday’s activi-ty schedule at the Marion YMCA is: Non-aquatic — preschool kid power 9 a.m., youth tennis 5, pre-school gymnastics 10:30, adult open gym noon, archery I p.m., trampoline 2:30, junion high gym 4. family night 8; pool — youth lessons 9 a m. and I p.m., adult open swim noon and 8: 30, youth recreational swim 4, swim team 5, family and adult gym 7:30. * * * Set Meeting—Marion water Iwiard will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the civil defense room at the city hall our new city Painter) will be this thing,” ■oft Moo* AWAV Oo^B^.L,e ** DOW"    DAA.- will happen traffic safety problem. “I believe manager (Joe working on Grundy said. Painter took office Monday. The mayor said he had briefed the manager on the* problem. Meanwhile, the* Marion citizens continue to have to go elsewhere for their liquor. Gallagher summed up the situation aptly. "Nobody is happy right now.” et Court Affirms Canine Used as Crime Weapon BOSTON (AP) - The Mas-sachusetts appeals court has concurred with a lower court ruling that a dog can be considered a "dangerous weapon" if it appears capable of inflicting serious bodily harm. The ruling on Wednesday came on an appeal by Michael Tarrant of Boston, who was sentenced last year to IO to 20 years in prison for armed robbery In the 1973 trial, the court was told that Tarrant robbed David Weinberg and threatened the victim with his German shepherd. “King’’. Tarrant’s attorney argued that the dog was not a “dangerous weapon" and that conviction of armed robbery required a finding that the accused possessed an instrument dangerous in fact, not merely in apparance. Appeals court Justice David Rose ruled that "the threatened use of an apparently dangerous weapon is sufficient to make^the offense more % serious than simple robbery It is common knowledge that dogs can be instructed to attack persons on command Rights Leader Pickets Eagles ii IS USSR Potential Power Financially: Analysts Bv Richard Longworth BRUSSELS (UBI) - Russia, which many Westerners still consider a backward nation economically, is well on its way to becoming a leading financial power This is the prediction id’ economic experts at North \tlantic* Treaty Organization (NATO) here In an unsigned article iii the bimonthly “NATO Review", analysts from tin* alliance’s 'conoidic directorate said the soaring prices of oil and gold have been a windfall for the Soviet Union, which has huge reserves of both. “The Soviet Union is in the process of becoming one of the leading financial powers." the magazine said. Rap Favorable ( redit The article used its statistics to bolster a current campaign by NATO administrators against the granting of favorable credit terms to Russia by Western governments "They are strong grounds for questioning the assumption that the development of economic and industrial cooperation w it Ii the Sov jet Union is conditional on the granting of substantial export credits in particularly favorable tern s." it said "The USSR is now quite able to finance its pun bases of advanced equipment and knowhow from the West, either from its own resources or bv raising loans, on the same terms as its Western competitors, on the world financial markets ” The Soviet economy is still so weak internally that the Soviet ruble is non-convertible. But the NATO Rev iew said this apparent impotence masks long-range potential Current Soviet gold reserves stand at about 2,000 tons, or some $11.3 billion worth, at present free market prices, it said — ranking the Russians third after America and West Germany in total reserves In addition, Soviet g'*ld mines turn out another 200-220 tons per year, it said. Oil reserves iii the Urals and Siberia are expected to turn the Soviet Union eventually into an oil exporter, and the magazine said the Russians will be able to “cash in" on the four-fold increase in oil prices Russia’s current external debt is about $3.8 billion, NATO Review said, adding that the nation could clear this debt immediately and easily from the windfall it has received from oil and gold inflation “Creditworthy" It quotes “unconfirmed press reports” as saying Russia borrowed more than $1 billion on the Euro-currency market between early 1972 and mid-1973. “Banking consortia wouln not have ventured into this field." it said. "without sound reasons for believing that the Soviet Union was creditworthy." The Cedar Rapids Gazette. Tues., Aug. 8, 1974    9 M Clarence-Lowden Budget Up; Mill Rate the Same Blouin Hits Riley for Campaign Finance Stand MILWAUKEE, W is (IT — The Rev James Groppi marching again. Groppi, who made headlines iii his civil rights battles in the late 1980s, and eight others picketed the Eagles < Int* where the 78th annual national convention of the Eagles is being held “There are no blacks in this club and we don’t agree with that policy of letting local chapters have exclusionary clauses." Groppi told newsmen- DUBUQUE - State Sen Michael Blouin, Dubuque Democrat, told supporters Monday his Republican opponent for Second district congressman voted against campaign finance reform iii the 1973 Iowa legislative session Blouin noted that State Sen. Tom Riley was reported to have pledged, at a Riley-for-congress fund-raising dinner last Friday, that he will push for a law limiting campaign contributions if he is elected Blouin declared Riley voted against an income tax checkoff amendment permitting taxpayers to channel $1 of their state income tax to the party of their choice. The Democratic candidate “WHERE THE GOOD THIHGS ARE" said the check-off system, now in effect despite Riley’s “no" vote, “was a giant step toward reducing future needs for large private contributions or personal wealth in political cam-jiaigns in this state. "It was disappointed at the time that Mr Riley could not supjiort the check-off amendment and it raises doubts now about the type of campaign reform legislation he might support in Washington." LOWDEN — No objections were presented at Monday night’s hearing on the proposed budget for the 1974-75 school year at Clarence-Low-den community school. Approximate amount of the proposed budget is $904,131 Since there were no objections the board authorized board secretary Mrs Doris Hassel-busch to certify the 1974-75 budget as proposed Included in the budget is $857,089 in the Dog Meat Popular in Philippines Bv Leon Daniel BAGUIO, Philippines (UPI) — Dog meat is a popular dish in this small town in the mountains 180 miles north of Manila. “Before martial law. people around here would even steal pet dogs and sell them to those who wanted to cook them," a guest told me at a buffet dinner where the main course was dog meat. “That doesn’t happen anymore.’’ he said rather proudly. Until then, I thought I had heard all of the justifications for martial law, imposed by President Marcos 22 months ago. The dinner was hosted by a government official at the guest house of the presidential mansion to entertain newsmen covering a tour of the Philippines by the Miss Universe beauty pageant finalists. In Stew The dog meat was served in what appeared to be a stew. Two Spanish journalists, a husband and wife team, were eating from heaping plates with gusto until another guest inquired in broken Spanish if they were enjoying their dog meat They quickly set their plates down and ate no more. "Try some.” a guest urged me. I heaped my plate protectively with steamed rice. "Just,pour some over the rice," my colleague pressed. “You’ll like it." The moment of decision had come. I wasn’t in the least curious as to the taste of dog meat but I didn t want to offend my host. So I decided to compromise. Gingerly, I forked from a steaming bowl what I fervently hope — and will forever insist — was a small piece of carrot. Ex-Army Cook “I d like to interview the chef I said. setting down my plate and heading toward the kitchen. "What I look for is a small black dog, about nine months to a year old," said Alfredo Mundo, a wiry little man who proudly acknowledged that he had prepared the meal. Mundo, who said he served as a cook with U, S. forces on Guam during World war II, said there are lots of ways to cook dog meat. He said it is particularly popular adobo style, a Philippine way id’ barbecuing. He said the best dog meat costs more than 8(1 cents a pound. general fund and $47,042 in the school house fund The approved budget reflects an increase of $128,788 over the actual expenditdres of 1073-74. Approximately $50,000 of this increase is a result of repairs that are covered by insurance and consequently will not affect the millage rate of the district The anticipated state aid for the district has increased by $28,000 over 1973-74 and approximately $45.(810 is being carried over to the new budget from 1973-74 Board members approved a bid of Mostaert Oil Co., Lowden, for 34 cents per gallon for gasoline They also approved a bid of the Clarence Coop for number two heating fuel oil at a I 25 cents per gallon discount from the tank wagon price. The board accepted the bid of Sanitary Farm Dairy of Tipton to provide milk at a half-pint price of .081 cents and low-fat chocolate milk at .083 cents per half pint. Board members approved a free lunch and free milk policy which will be sent to the department of public instruction for approval. The board set the same price schedule for hot lunches and milk as last year. Students will be charged 40 cents for a hot-Iunch and 5 cents for a half-pint carton of milk. Book rental was set by the board at the following rates: Kindergarten through grade four. $8 per year; grades five through eight. $7 per year; grade nine through 12. $8 per year This is no increase over last years book rental fees. Towel rates were increased by the board from $2.50 to $3 per year. The board reviewed applicants for two positions remaining unfilled on the 1974-75 faculty, those of high school English teacher and Middle school science instructor. No action was taken The board will meet again Aug 12 at the high school in Clarence for a discussion of applications for teaching positions, finalization of bus route plans and parking problems at the high school. Three Seek Posts At Independence INDEPENDENCE - Three candidates are .seeking election to the one Independence community school board of education post, and one candidate is running for the north rural section of the district. Both board positions are for three-vear terms. Carl Vander Schaaf, Lowell Lenz and Robert Richter have all filed nomination papers for the Independence area board seat currently held by President Al Lynes, who decided not to seek re-election to the post. Incumbent Ronald Hood, who is presently completing a one-year unexpired term of the late Floyd Klotzbach, will be unopposed as a representative from the north rural area. Richard Cone, incumbent treasurer, filed papers to run again for that position in the district. 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