Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
IQ A 'he fodar Kapids Gazette: Wed., August 21, 1974
Scoring of Police Physical Test Is Hit by Rights Unit
Requirements for applicants to the Cedar Rapids police force still discriminate against women, the city human rights commission decided Tuesday night.
The commission found probable cause that sex discrimination is present in the way the examination is scored. It voted to inform the civil service commission of the finding, and to ask the commission to validate (justify) its scoring methods.
Administrative Assistant Mark Doolin and the human rights commission members j stressed that they believe there is no intent to discriminate.
I nder Fire
The tests first came under fire last year because of a height requirement the commission said discriminated against women. The height requirement! was abolished.
Instead, a test that measures physical capacity to do police work, according to police officers. was developed and is. I given to all applicants for jobs as police officers.
The test involves an obstacle I course, climbing a ladder, running, dragging a human body as if in a rescue and carrying weights up and down stairs.
The test was taken by current police officers, and an average of their scores was used as a basis to determine if new applicants passed the test.
Doolin said the scoring method is discriminatory against women because it is based almost completely on how men scored.
“It will continue to have a disparate effect on women because of the predominantly!
New Twist: State Wants Deposition from Schaffron
Criminal defendants who other procedures, apply also to avail themselves of a newly- criminal cases, granted right to take sworn pre- The division of the rules, that trial statements of state wit- deals with depositions states nesses should be required to that a party to the action “may give such statements them-j take the testimony of any per-selves. son. including a party, by depo-
That argument was contained!s*tion upon oral examination 01 in a motion filed in Linn district written interrogatories for the court Tuesday in the case in purpose of discovery or for use which Herbert Schaffron. 48. of as evidence in the action, or for Copiague, N.Y. is charged in hot ti purposes. connection with an alleged con- State Right
spiracy to take over refuse haul-) m()tion fj,cd Tuesd a|s0
mg businesses rn and around ^ ^ s(atc h„f a rjgh(
Linn count>. under the rules to take deposi-
The motion was tiled in re- ^jons 0f witnesses that might be spense to a notice from Schaf- ca|lec| by the defense in addition fron’s attorney that the defense to the defendant, plans to take such sworn state- Even though the rules state ments (depositions) from cer- *.a party shall not be retain state witnesses. quired to list the witnesses he
Gives Up Right expects to call at the trial,” the
T,e s, ate notes in tho modem ml
that the defendant has a con- ^ rrimina|
seem SbT-s s,m"is re-
against him bul argues that he I1 otherwise
A defendant’s right to take depositions of state witnesses A , #
was spelled out in a recent Boys Arrested for supreme court decision. It was C. R. House Breakin
based on the argument ma. the
state’s rides of civil Procedure- eight and nine. were charged outlining deposition matters and wjjh emerjn„
after they broke into a house at Five Charged with >62 Brentwood circle NE and
Omen Oil Breakin tort two handguns Tuesday.
The boys reportedly took the
Roger Lee Bos. 21. of 2277 C guns into the back yard of the street SVW and four juveniles house and fired them a total of were charged with breaking into three times, twice into the Ottsen Oil Co . 1041 Tenth street ground and once into the air. SVW early Wednesday morning. jng to police.
Police discovered the breakin The pair was left in the cus-in progress. Two cases of oil tody of their parents pending and some change had already action by the youth bureau of been removed from the pre- the police department..
There were two 16-year-olds. Jack Young Charged a 17-vear-old and a 13-year-old. t aa
all boys from Cedar Rapids, in- With Theft or Money
volved in the breakin. Jack Merrill Young, 47. of
Bos was also charged with 2921) First avenue NE. has been contributing to the deliquency of charged with larceny of $505.94 minors and is being held in the from the Taft hotel, county jail on $5,000 bond. The The money was allegedly juveniles were all processed by taken by him from cashboxes the youth bureau of the Cedar there on April 24. Young was Rapids police department and taken to the county jail where released to their parents. he is being held without bond. .
vantage, according to the state motion.
male sample on which the scoring was based,” he said
Doolin said he doesn’t believe the test needs to be changed, just the scoring method. He said the test should measure an applicant's ability to do the job. not the applicant’s ability to compete favorably with present police officers.
Safety Commissioner James S t e i n b (>ck. told Wednesday morning of the commission’s ruling, said he knows of no way i the test scoring could have been ;fairer.
“If they’ve got a better plan, a better way to do it. I want to hear it,” he said.
‘"The test is discriminatory against women because the job is discriminatory.” he said.
Steinbeck said he is willing to discuss the problem, but he indicated the police department and civil service commission feel they have a valid testing procedure, despite the human rights commission ruling.
“You'd better believe we expected this, and we’re ready to go to court.” he said.
* * * commission also found to believe discrimination in one other case and voted to move toward conciliation.
The case involves a woman who was replaced at her job after becoming pregnant, even though she was not due to deliver for five months and had expressed a desire to work for tvso of the months.
The commission voted to ask her former employer to draw up I a non-diseriminatory maternity leave policy and to pay the | woman the salary she would have earned if she had been allowed to work two additional months.
In all. the commission reviewed 23 cases, 12 of them dealing with alleged sex discrimination and ll with alleged race discrimination.
One of the complaints was! tabled, three were withdrawn by the complainants, two were closed because no cause was found, one was closed because a conciliation agreement was reached, and 14 were continued under investigation.
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In other business, the commission heard a report from Doolin on the annual conference of the International Association of Human Rights Agencies, held in Washington. DC., and a progress report from Executive Secretary Ralph Cote on the work of a subcommittee on age discrimination. .
Dog Pack Kills Zoo Kangaroos
ST LOLIS (AP) — Four kangaroos. two of them pregnant females, have been killed by a pack of stray dogs that invaded their compound at the St. Louis zoo.
Officials said about s e v e n mixed-breed dogs entered the zoo shortly after it opened Tuesday and began attacking the kangaroos. An attendant finally managed to drive them away with a stick.
Zoo rangers said they s ti o t two of the dogs to death and captured three others later.
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men. He said the man was brought out of the restaurant handcuffed after what appeared to be a brief struggle.
Sullivan said the Immigration Service sifted the records of Martha clark> 404 Eighteenth
aliens living in the Los Angeles s|ree[ gE, was found innocent
area, while police searched jn magistrate's court
their records for aliens "Hh on chargt, o( assault and ba1.
Court Finds Woman Innocent of Assault
records of sex offenses.
He said Kurhegovic was an alien with such a record, although Sullivan declined to give any details.
Kurbegovic has been a resident alien in the United States since 1967. Sullivan said.
Sullivan said the (Tuesday night when Kurbegovic was arrested “reiterated political philosophy” espoused carli-, cr by Rasim and did not contain I £ a bomb threat.
She was charged with assaulting Joyce Coffee on March 3.
C. R. Brothers Face Charges of Larceny
Two brothers. Donald Lee
tape found U’ud(™an- »• * 2“ T»™ty-seventh street NW. and Darrell
Lavern Leudeman, 20, of 3647 T w e I f t Ii avenue SW, were with petty larceny I Tuesday and released on $125 bond each.
The pair allegedly took $10
Without any elaboration, Po- from a cash register at the Twin lice Cmdr. Peter Hagan said in-East drive-in theater last Fri-vestigators had also linked Kur- day. begovic to a firebombing last Nov. 9 at the home of former Police Commissioner Emmett McGaughey and to another attempted firebombing at the home in the last six months.
Rasim demanded in one of his messages that McGaughey and George Milemore, former captain of the police commission’s
2 Outposts Fall To North Viets
SAIGON I AP I - North Viet-namese capture of two government outposts near the Cambodian border Wednesday added to a growing list of Communist
investigative unit, be arrested montl1
for murder in Ihe 197(1 mistake LA !er ?..v'eok 01 fating, the
North v ietnamese and A let
slayings by police of two Mex ican aliens.
The two were accidently killed as officers raided an apartment looking for a murderer. Seven officers were later exonerated of wrongdoing. Police said McGaughey and Milemore had nothing to do with the shooting.
On Saturday night explosion leveled a in a nearly deserted industrial district, injured five persons and caused damage estimated at $5 million to $8 million.
Cong forced IOO government militiamen to abandon Phuoc Tan, about 45 miles northeast of Saigon.
A smaller post manned by 25 men, 18 miles east of Phuoc Tan on the southeastern approach to the provincial capital of Tay Ninh, was also overrun. No casualty figures were a powerful available for either clash, warehouse
Judge Denies Change In Prison Sentence
U. S. Judge Edward J. Mc-
The ‘‘alphabet bomber” Manus has denied a modifica-claimed responsibility, but po- hon °f sentence tiled by Charles lice said it was an accident, that ^ Adams, 32, who claimed the a truckload of chemicals may federal court should give him have overheated in the sun and cred*t for time spent in the starting a chemical reaction j Black Hawk county jail, which culminated in the late Adams, a native of Kentucky,
To Report Drug Violation
Telephone Michael Dooley
was sentenced to two years in prison last April after pleading guilty to charges of interstate transportation of stolen guns Adams must first complete serving a one-year term in the Black Hawk county jail as the result of beings convicted in state court on charges of stealing 17 firearms and 1.779 rounds of ammunition from a Cedar Falls store at which he worked.
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with the conservatives in the Republican party
"I warned the President of that and I am sun' he understood that,” Coldwater said.
But Coldwater said Rockefeller is eminently qualified to be vice-president and he will support him.
Rep. Ashbrook of Ohio, a conservative candidate iu several 1972 Republican presidential primaries, said he was “very disappointed” at the selection.
“He has continually bden rejected nationwide by the majority of the Republican party . . . Throughout his career he has used his influence to increase spending and debt.” Ashbrook said.
But House Republican Leader John Rhodes said. “I can’t believe conservative Republicans feel broadening the base of the party is a bad thing — unless they want to keep on losing and keep on being a minority.”
Besides, on fiscal matters Rockefeller i s conservative. Rhodes said.
Congress’ leaders and rank ! and file members generally agreed (hat Rockefeller's confirmation will be easy, and some of them said it also would be quick.
“I think the President has made a choice very few will criticize,” said House Speaker |Carl Albert.
“Faster than Ford”
Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said he hopes the: nomination can be confirmed in 35 to 40 days rather than the 55 it took to confirm Ford as vicepresident last year.
Few members were as optimistic as Sen. Moss (D-Utah). w h o indicated he thought congress could confirm Rockefeller in a week.
Aside from the conservative Republicans. Rockefeller's only immediate congressional critic was Rep. Bella Abzug iD-N.Y.).
“It is ironic that after Water-! gate an oil billionaire should be appointed to the vice-presidencv by an appointed President,” she said.
20 YEARS AGO - Greece called for sovereignty over the island of Cyprus and Britain promptly warned that the U.N. “cannot intervene” in a domestic issue involving a crown possession.
Schools Report Guidelines for Free Lunches
Guidelines for free and re duced price hot lunches for low income students have been set for schools in the Cedar Rapids area.
Children from families whose income is at or below the specified levels are eligible for free lunches and free milk, or for reduced-price lunches.
The income scale for free meals and free milk is: $2,910 for a family of I; $3,830 for a family of 2; $4,740 for 3; $5,640 for 4; $6,480 for 5: $7,310 for 6. j$8,060 for 7; $8,810 for 8; $9,510 for 9; $10,190 for IO; $10,860 for ll; $11,530 for 12, and $670 for each additional family member.
The income scale for reduced-price meals is: $4,080 for a family of I; $5,360 for 2; $6,630 for 3, $7,900 for 4; $9,070 for 5; $10,240 for 6; $11,290 for 7;
$12,340 for 8; $13,320 for 9;
$14,260 for IO; $15,200 for ll;
$16,140 for 12. and $940 for each
j additional family member.
Families not meeting these criteria but with other unusual expenses due to high medical expenses, shelter costs in excess of 30 percent of income, special education expenses, and disaster or casualty losses are urged to apply.
Self-employed farmers and self-employed businessmen are to report gross receipts less operating expenses.
Applications are being distrib
uted to homes in a letter to parents, and are also available at the principal’s office in each school The school principal will review' applications and detoi mine eligibility-In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these
Local schools participating in the program include Cedar Rapids Community schools, I Allege Community schools, Regis high school, LaSalle high school, Metropolitan Catholic grade schools, and Trinity Lutheran i school.
Ford Denies H im Data: Ehrlichman
WASHINGTON (UFI) — John Ehrlichman. former presidential uide. said Wednesday that President Ford has not allowed him lo review papers at the White House in preparation for the Watergate cover-up trial Ehrlichman’s claim came in a fury of documents filed before the noon deadline in the defense attempt to overturn a ruling by U. S. District Judge John J. Sirica Monday ordering the trial to begin as scheduled Sept. 9.
Ehrlichman’s lawyer said “Mr. Ehrlichman has attempted to examine his papers which are now in the possession, custody and control of the President of the United States.
“President Gerald R Ford, through his counsel, Phillip W. Buchen. has advised that Mr. Ehrlichman is not permitted to examine his papers at this time, although he may be permitted lo examine them ut some future. unspecified date.”
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