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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Young Mayor Gets Cash Despite Veto ARYSHIRE (IHM) — iii his first veto since taking oil ice as the nation’s youngest mayor two years ago, .lody Smith slashed down a $12.50 monthly expense account for himself. In its first attempt to override a mayor’s veto since Smith took office, the Aryshire city council decided that tho 21-yearold mayor-student deserved the extra cash to supplement his $20 a month salary. Smith, who won re-election last fall to a second term and is a junior at Buena Vista college in Storm Lake, .fought cfi orts by his council to establish Hie expense account, lie said lie ‘ loves government work so much tint any expenses I havo are just incidental.” But Boger Schmidt, a councilman and banker, said the elder members of tile council decided the young mayor should have the extra money “because lie earns every bit of his $20.” He said Smith, who was elected mayor of this northwest Iowa hamlet at age 19, attends more than 30 meetings a year and that the $20 is not enough to compensate him for his time and expenses.” “Our action was all in good sport, but we thought jt might help pay for a little gas when he travels or something,” Schmidt said. Smith used to commute to a nearby community college during his first two years in office, but he now commutes weekly from Storm Brike — A 60-mile trip — to conduct tile Aryshire affairs. Iowa Landlord Deposit Target of Two Bills By Handy Minkoff DES MOINES (UPI) - Consumer legislation under study by a legislative committee would crack down on unscrupulous landlords who refuse to return deposit fees. Two bills, one by Sen. Min-nette Doderer (D-Iowa City) and tho other by Sen. Lucas DeKoster (R-Hull) would require landlords to prepare a list of damages done by a tenant and indicate what amount of the deposit was being withheld. DeKoster’s hill would also force the landlords to pay a 5 percent interest fee each year that the deposit is withheld. Mrs. Doderer said the bills take advantage of the young marrieds and the college-age students,” she said. “Most of the landlords in this state are honest and won’t withhold deposits without a very good reason.” She explained that younger people have a more difficult time in obtaining legal counsel and “don't have the money to find a lawyer to fight their battles.” But under both proposals, the renter would have the protection of knowing exactly ’ hat, if any, damage was done and how much the damages cost. “It’s definitely a good piece of are aimed at the “25 percent” | consumer legislation, and I of the unscrupulous landlords, in I think one of our bills will come the state that bilk the renters out of committee.” out of money. She said most of the reported cases of unfair withholdings occur in larger cities in the state and in college towns like Ames, Iowa City, Cedar Falls and Des Moines,. “Most Arc Honest” In Committees At present, Mrs. Doderer’s bill is in the senate commerce committee while DeKoster’s proposal is in the senate judiciary committee. Mrs. Doderer said most land-“That’s where the landlord iords wi]1 keep the deposit in an with a few buildings tends to escrow fund or use it in a building account. She said no law sets a ceiling on the amount of deposit a landlord can charge. “The limit is that you don’t have to rent from a particular landlord if you don’t want to,” she said. Speaks at Iowa U. The Cf*dar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Feb. 8, 1974 Labor Leader Sees Recession Innocent Pleas To Drug Count Entered at Tama TOLEDO — A couple who rent a farmhouse north of Traer pled innocent Wednesday in Tama county district court to possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver. Merlin Frank, 28. and his wife. Vicky, 26, waived their! TAMA - Ronald (I. McClcl-rights to a speedy trial within 60 |and 49 Tama, has been chosen days and Judge John L. Hyland by Mayor Jim Sorensen and New Policeman Is Appointed to Tama Department set the time of their jury trials for April 29. Motions to suppress evidence must be filed by March 27 and hearing on any month salary. such motions will be April    3. McCIcl|imd formi.r|y of the They were released on personal Ncwl0n area was onc (jme a approved by the Tama city council to fiil a vacancy on the Tama police force at $600 per By Ford Clark IOWA CITY • Jerry Wurf, international president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes spoke on the U. of I. campus Thursday evening, lashing out at President Nixon and forecasting a major recession. Wurf constantly referred to President Nixon’s State of the Union message. “The President’s statement that we wouldn’t have a recession is a downright lie and he knows it. Ile makes political decisions for political reasons rather than what he knows is good for the country.” Wurt Raid the President’s remarks on gas rationing are “completely irresponsible. He talks about not having gas rationing at the same time a citizen of New York is lined Officials Seek Central State Gun Depository By Kristellc Petersen DES MOINES (UPI) - Two top Iowa law enforcement officials Thursday urged creation of a central state gun depository to provide tho framework for rapid apprehension of criminals. Public Safety Commissioner Charles Larson and Craig Beek, director of the Iowa bureau of criminal investigation, said the central depository could give firearms specialists in the state crime laboratory some indication of the exact type of weapon used in a specific crime. Beck told a subcommittee of the house judiciary committee that the shotgun slayings of four Sioux Falls, S. I)., youths last fall in northwest Iowa could have been solved quicker if authorities could have determined the type of weapon used. Beek said if the “exotic gun” used in the mass murders could have been immediately identified, the suspects probably could have been apprehended sooner. He said a shell casing from the murder weapon could have been compared with similar casings from guns placed in I the proposed depository. In the northwest Iowa1 murders, he said no gun was found and authorities spent valuable time talking with gun! dealers in the area trying to; identify the murder weapon. up for two hours to try to get $3 worth of gas.” Wurf’s name was prominent on Nixon’s enemies list disclosed during the Watergate hearings. Ile also has been labeled “the maverick of organized labor” by Time magazine. Fair Share Iii addition to attacking Nixon’s policies, lie also stressed the importance of the labor movement as “the only institution capable of dealing with the well-being of the poor, the black, the brown, the discriminated against, who haven’t gotten their fair share in our society.” He hammered at the theme that the American labor movement is “still an effective political force, lobbying force and social force.” He acknowledged there were problems within the labor movement itself hut said, “You’ll find the most influential unions today are the public employe unions.” Wurf was first elected to ABSUME presidency in 1964. Since then the union has; more than tripled its member ship lo 700,OOO, In answers to questions, he conceded he would be conferring with employes of the city of Iowa City and U. of Iowa employes on their current efforts to organize under the AFSCME banner. Racial Problems In response to a question concerning racism in AFD CH), Wurf quickly replied, “Of course we have racial problems within the union. But the federation as a whole, and most of its membership, have consistently supported civil rights.” He bitterly attacked AFL-CIO’s neutral position in the last presidential election. Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Varley Drew $40 Daily in Interim for $17,159 Total DES MOINES — If House Speaker Andrew Varley (R-Stuart) had been paid $80 per day for committee work between sessions, instead of the $40 he got, he would have received a total of $19,639.30 in salaries and expenses for the year ending Jan. 14. In a story last Tuesday it was incorrectly set out that Varley received $80 a day—the same as his predecessor who is now Chief Clerk William Harbor. But the fact is Varley got only $40 per day. Turns out the $40 a day reduction in Varley’s pay was due to a difference in interpretation of the law that went into effect in 1971 putting legislators on an annual $5,500 a year salary instead of $40 per day while in session. Harbor interpreted it to mean he was entitled to $80 a day, the same as the lieutenant governor. Varley interpreted it to mean he was entitled only to $40 a day, the same as other legislators. Varley actually was paid $17,159.30 for January year. The extra $40 a day for the 62 interim days he worked would have raised his pay to $19,639.30. “Our union . . . committed something that was entirely irresponsible. When we refused, as an institution, to support George McGovern in the last campaign, it was tantamount to committing suicide. “Richard Nixon’s whole political life has been committed to totally destroying the wellbeing of American workers.” Earlier Wurf noted, “Just look at the number of major American corporations with severe labor problems which contributed large, illegal sums of money to the Nixon campaign.” He praised the American labor movement. “At least the federation has been trying to get some change in dealing with political responsibility ... at least to the extent of trying to persuade Mr. Nixon to go away.” No Layoffs at Tama Meat Yet Due to Strike TAMA — As of Wednesday, no employes of the Tama Mcat| Backing Corp. here had been; laid off work because of the! truckers’ strike. Approximately 200 men are employed. The Tama plant is on a day-to-day program due to the I strike, Fred Shover, plant official said. Workers in the beef kill department are finishing    expanding the scope of their work at noon rather than practice of chiropractors in the state failed to receive approval Union Leader Jerry Wurf Chiropractic Bill Is Stalled in Senate DES MOINES (UPI)—Legisla- VARLEY the January- the usual 4 p m, Work begins at 6 a.m. The beef kill has been reduced to 600 animals from 1,100 beef per day this week. Only as many beef as can be moved out each day are being slaughtered, Shover said. The meat cooler has a capacity of 1,200 beef carcasses and the quality of the meat will be off-grade if the j beef is held too long. from the senate state government committee Thursday. The committee’s action possibly killed the bill for the session. The vote in the committee wras 5-5, but a majority vote was needed for the measure to be sent to the floor. Under the measure, chiroprac- jn tors would be allowed to engage Rasmussen Hits Politics in Iowa Employe Setup DES MOINES (UPI) — In a blistering attack on the current R ep u b I i c a n, administration, Democratic gubernatorial hope-f u I Clark Rasmussen said Thursday one of his top priorities if elected would be to immediately “depoliticize” state government employment practices. Rasmussen, addressing □ □ □ Boo-Boos WHILE on the subject of boo-boos, let it be known that Rep. II. G. Miller (D-Rockwell City) has been referred to in this column as a high school coach on several occasions. He was. But “Hap”, as he is affectionately known, also was a college coach for several years—at Simpson college and at the University of Dubuque. And another thing, Rep. Keith Bunton (D-Thornburg) also gave up his statehouse parking stall for Winnebago to show its new bus to legislators recently—along with Rep. Elmer Den Herder (R-Sioux Center), and Senators James Briles (R-Corn-ing) and Joseph Coleman (D-Clare). and haul out the beef fcT the Iin tr,latments beyond their pres-j members of    StateEmployes main problem, Shover indicat- ent limi,ation *">!*, adjust-^*^e_the cd. The usual number of trucks I men*s the spine, hauling meat out daily is 14,    . delivering    to    the    Tama    plant’s    Fire Destroys Shed customers    in    Chicago,    Milwau-    Qn Luther Campus    state government based on    po- DECORAH - A lire in a con-    '*1*031 affiliation and ‘who    you .struction shed at Luther college    :    rather than qualifica* at 12:05 p.m. Thursday was    ‘ions for a particular job.” quickly brought under control1 West Moines Demo- erat charged that Republican ‘adoption of the Merit Employment System in Iowa in 1967, the last five years have seen employment and promotion in Burned at Stove, Iowa Woman Dies recognizance. In county attorney informations the Franks were each charged with possession with intent to deliver Schedule I controlled substances, namely hashish or hashish oil and-or marijuana; also possession with intent to deliver Schedule II controlled substances, namely amphetamine, dexedrine or seconal tablets. The Franks were being held in the Black Hawk county jail in December charged with conspiracy and sale of drugs when a search warrant was issued, according to Tama County Attorney Jared O. Bauch’s infer- Won’t Sidestep Truck Bill: Ray • Tunning into trouble on the road DES MOINES (AP) — Gov.i Ray has opposed the long {and are consequently less of a Robert Ray said Friday that he I trucks bill that was reported to problem than the meat haulers, has no intention of letting a bill I the floor of the senate Thurs-j    »wffpfndfd Term CRF FNF HPI — A    lt0    I*1™'1    65*f00t    trucks    on    Iowaday- He believes it would unnec- INDEPENDENCE —Ivan Iowa woman died late Thursday    highways bccomc law    without    essarily increase    truck traffic Kloft, Waterloo, was given    a 60 after she was severely burned    his signature.    through Iowa.    day suspended jail in a cooking accident in her    Some supporters of    the bill A senate state    government ! inursday in astrict court    after apartment here.    have    said    Ray,    although    oppos-    ,committce    aI™ndment    to    the    I plcadin« Kuiltv t0 drunk diving Authorities identified the vic-jing the measure, would not veto tim as Ruth Overholt, in herh^ hut would let it become upper 60s, of Greene, who suf-, without his signature, fered burns over nearly her en- If a bi„ passes both tire body. Investigators said the and jbe governor does kee, Minneapolis and SI. Paul. . °" Lu,her CamPUS Only seven trucks left Tuesday. Shover said it was impossible to get truckers to leave for Michigan and Ohio. The truckers are all    Iowa-based    haulers.    They by Decorah firemen, drive    their tractors    in    and hook The ^re* which started when [t0V- pobert Pay engineered a up to trailers which are    parked    a line on an LP 8as tank broke,    ‘>rcturn to the sP0lls system” in the meat    packing    plant’s    was confined to the construction    wben be insisted on expanding parking lot.    shed located near the new    the Merit Employment Commis- The truckers    hauling livestock    speech and theater building now    sion “s° bis party could gain to the plant have    less fear of under construction.    control of the agency.” According to the Decorah fire “This return to the spoils sys-department, firemen spent tem has had an adverse effect about an hour at the fire which on tile morale of state employes destroyed the shed.    and results in less qualified peo- --pie being promoted or given    job Rain or shine. Classified Ads opportunities in place of long-wili get you results. Place your time, loyal and trusted em-sentence ad today!    ployes,” Rasmussen said. teacher and coach at the state juvenile home in Toledo. He was employed before coming to Tama to reside five years ago as salesman for Whiting Associates of Minneapolis, Minn. McClelland is married and has; four children in the South Tama I schools. The Tama city police depart- “Bert” Reeder, chief, $670 per month; Bill Stoics, assist ant chief, $650 per month; James Brewer and Leonard Jantzen. patrolmen, $600 each; and McClelland, new patrolman, $600. woman’s dress caught while she was cooking. Tho woman died about three hours after the accident Thursday at a Charles City hospital. Officials said damage to the I governor apartment building was minor, [sign or veto a bill : house-passed bill would restrict (the trucks    to four-lane high- lw;ways, and    would    take away I from the Iowa highway commis-houses Ljon tbe authority to designate r- I— —- =>---.....  nof    sign    I some two-lane roads for long it in a certain number of days. qruck usc it automatically becomes    law.    i „ t Ray    jd „    amcndmcnt Ray noted    he has never    let ajdocs no/..mako a    of dlf. bill become law without his sig- ,    .,    ,    . .    ,,    . f ,    ,.i fercnce to him. nature before, and feels that the;___ should always either Feed the Birds on March 16, 1973. He was paroled for one year, his license suspended for 120 days and he was ordered to associate with the Northeast Iowa Uoucil on Alcoholism. VETERANS—FREE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION PLUS $220.00 PER MONTH CALL KEN KOPPES—398-5574 KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Other men employed for extra ination. Tama County Sheriff police duty or during vacations Milo Quigley and a ‘ Waterloo or sickness receive $3 per hour. Police officers get a clothing allowance of $150 per year. police officer, Sgt. Helgesen, searched the Franks’ premises in Tama county and allegedly found a large variety of prescription drugs. Charges against the Franks in Black Hawk county arc* still pc n d i n g . They reportedly j operate a psychedelic shop in Waterloo and live at the rural Traer home. Adv«rtl**m*nf <§> The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. Time to discover: the Home of the Free! Free Checking for business and personal accounts with no gimmicks. • Valentine Kissing Fish (Medium Size). . . 2 For $ I • Large Zebra Danios... 2 For $ I • Tiger Barbs (Medium Size) , . . 69c ea. • Assorted Cobra Guppy . . .59 ca • Silver Angels. . .3 For $1.25 • Albino Lyre tail Mollies (Large Size). . .99 • New Digital thermometers for your aquarium HARDI-G ARDENS 3901 Firs! Ava. 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