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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Feb. ll, 1971 Fifth Major Blaie Strikes Mason    Mature ■ a MASON CITY (AP) - The--- fifth major fire in 13 days dam- VA/v/r Irrs-ff T^llc aged a downtown building in Mason City early Monday and P lei HS To S0©k forced firemen to rescue three    .    , persons by ladder.    j    A    Third    Term Firemen received a call about 4 a m. and the blaze, which was DES MOINES — State Rep. confined to nine apartments Russell Wyckoff > DA intern an-above a comer building, was noticed Monday he will seek a brought under control about two Nader Predicts Outlawing Of Nuclear Power Plants Ankeny Lawyer Seeks Post of Atty. Genera DES MOINES (I DAP) Ankeny lawyer, rn ann, Monday Russell Wyckoff hours later. Fire officials said about ll persons were in the seven occupied apartments at the time of the fire, but only three had to be rescued from the two-story building. No injuries were reported. Cause Inknown Mason City Fire Chief Don Holt said the cause of the blaze — the fourth in the downtown tcrm to the Iowa area in two weeks — has not from th* district. house DES MOINES (AP) — Nuclear! Plymat (R-Des Moines), which power plants will be outlawed would prohibit construction of 'within the next five years, con- any new nuclear power plants in jsumer advocate Ralph Nader Iowa during the next five years. ' predicted in Des Moines.    The    Duane    Arnold    nuclear He said the plants could be power plant in Palo near Cedar replaced by coal, oil and natu- Rapids was criticized by Nader, ral gas until electric generators who said the plant is too close to using solar energy could be de- Cedar Rapids. veloped.    Philadelphia Nader s visit to Des Moines Saturday was sponsored by Citi- *^ader said the AEC had re-izens United for Responsible En- fused to issue a license for a |ergy (CURE) and the Iowa Stu- Plant 11 mUes from Philadel-dent Public Interest Research Ph*a bemuse it was too close to I Group (ISPIRGt    *be city. He pointed out that the Oiiaiitv fiintmi    Pal° plant is less than 11 mi,es nounced that he will Quant) Control    from Cedar Rapids An Richard Her-formally an- Harrison Weber Richard Hermann seek the , . , . * .    .    x(    ...    ..    ,    Democratic nomination for at- been determined and there is no T“e district includes parts of Nuclear power plants have a    It seems like the AEC has a immediate estimate of damage. Ronton.    Hawk. Buchanan, history of “shoddy quality con- double standard on human life; orne' *>eneraJ Holt responded with “no com-    Linn and Tama counties.    trol” and a history of accidents,    are rural people’s lives    less im- Hermann,    44, made    a verbal ment” when asked if arson was    Wyckoff,    who will be 49    on    said Nader. He said an Atomic    portant than urban    people’s    attack on    Atty. Gen. Rich- suspected.    March 2, is    an army veteran    of    Energy Commission report in-    lives?” he questioned.    ard Turner    for not    taking a Firemen said ll businesses    World war    II, is married and    dicated that 800 serious ac- Nader, who said he    doesn't    stronger stand on job    discrimi- By Harrison Weber iowa Dairy Pratt Attn DES MOINES - Atty. Gen Richard Turner Monday questioned some of the current practices of the legislature. “In my considered opinion,” Turner said, “there is less openness in the legislative department of government today than ever before.” “Bandied About” Turner, a former state senator. said despite all of the efforts of the legislature to open up its procedures, bills are being “slipped out of commit-’ tee” so the public doesn’t have    ,    .    .... a fair chance to examine their copies °f Ibis very, contents.    ,    .    .    ,    ,    ..    ..    .. In an interview, Turner said people of Iowa including he ^ bills are “bandied” about by lawyers on my j lawmakers and suddenly in- county 'troduced as committee bills. Within a matter of days a ,actnri rurinermoro, im un si I bill has been voted out of of the press, every bill had number and people could find out the contents of the bill before the committee took any action. “When I was in the legislature, it was the practice for a legislator to introduce a bill. A number was immediately assigned to that bill; it was printed and read for the first time and assigned to a committee where people had a chance to look at it and to propose amendments. You don’t have that chance anymore,” Turner said. were distributed prior to public hearing and ISO these went to legislators and the legislative research bureau retained ten copies.    _ “This means that only 40 Rites Tuesday for Mrs. Albert Noonan underneath the apartments re- the father of four children. cidents had occurred since the believe the energy crisis is real,    particularly    against    the    ing    this    ’’incubation    period”    a were available to the 2 8 million 44    CASCADE    — Irene Noonan, on my staff, the 99 86. widow of Dr. Albert Noonan, attorneys, IOO Iowa died Saturday in Monticello hos-judges and nine members of the pita). bill    state supreme court.”    Surviving    are a son, Ray- can be introduced and passed Furthermore, Turner said, the mond, of Cascade, a daughter, by both    houses.    Turner    said    bill has been voted out    of    the    Mrs. Charles    Hartman of Dari- What    he    objects    to is    that dur-    senate judiciary committee    and    ington, Wis.,    nine grandchildren .....  -.-J    —    an/t ti ceived smoke, water and some A farmer, he is a member of< plants went into operation.    said    nuclear power plants structural damage.    the house committees on appro- Nuder endorsed a bill which    present    “serious problems of e    y‘ One fireman said he thought priations, natural resources, has been introduced in the Iowa    safety,    reliability and national:    Hermann claimed    that 1/ per- the blaze started in a hallway and county government.    legislature by Sen. William security.” going up to the apartments.    - I —- “It sure the hell didn’t start by lightning,” said a fireman w’hen asked about the cause. The three rescued persons said they were awakened about 4 a.m., but flames and smoke blocked a hallway exit. They broke out window screens with their fists and called for help. Fir© Destroys Legislative Notes by Prank Nye Carter Lake Fischer, Riley Exchange City Complex    Shots Over Liability Bill cent of Iowa's population is of retirement age, of 60 or more. He also criticized Turner for reportedly “not seeking out legislation to protect the elderly and the disadvantaged from tax and utility increase...” Hermann, a native of Sheldahl, is the past Ankeny police judge. I bill has no number nor sponsor and therefore is not printed and available to the general public. The attorney general cites several examples, bat says the “classic” is the criminal code revision bill. The bill, which was drafted by an interim study committee, con-tains 235 pages. "Yet,” Turner said, “only 200 copies is expected to be debated on the and two great-grandchildren. Services: Tuesday at ll, St. Patrick’s church, North Garry senate floor within a relatively short time. Owen. Devaney funeral home of Cascade has charge. No Opportunity The general public, he empha-    - sized, is not afforded a genuine 30 YEARS AGO—Charlie Cha- irit>„rplin was indicted on charges of opportunity to have any in-put into the bill after it has been violating the Mann act and conspiracy to violate the civil approved by the committee. rights of Joan Barry, who ac-“In the olden days, even with cused him of being the father of committee meetings closed to her child. CARTER LAKE (UPI) - Investigation continued Sunday to determine the cause of a costly “It was lust a lucky thing that fire which broke out in the ear-they (firemen) got here in;ly-morning hours at a three-time,” said Grant Giddings of building complex owned by the Hampton, one of those rescued, city of Carter Lake. He said there was no way the The fire station and adjoining three could have escaped except maintenance garage sustained by the firemen’s ladders.    j heavy damage, and Police Chief Thirteen days ago a fire a Roy Housh said officials feared half block away gutted five they were total losses. The third businesses and caused $200,000 building, used as a workshop.’ damage.    also was badly damaged, but Other Fires    Housh said it may be able to be Since, fires also have dam- rebuilt, aged a jewelry store, a supper    New    Truck club on the edge of town and ^js0 destroyed were the city’s last Saturday morning the Ead- ^w0 Rre trucks — one just pur-mar hotel downtown.    chased two weeks ago. Other Fire officials said the blaze at equipment owned by the com-Helzberg s Jewelers was caused munRy such as snowplows and by defective wiring and the sanding equipment, were saved. blaze at the hotel started in a Roush said the fire an insurance linen closet, apparently from cigaret. Sows, Pigs Die was reported at approximately 3:10 a m. He said officials had “no idea” how the fire started   ___ There were no injuries. Several units from the Omaha    veteran of World war I and a Bn    Farm uldZ6    fire department and volunteers    charter member of C ascade from the nearby community of    American Legion post. He also MECHANICSVILLE - Seven- p^a HlUs ^ Carter ^ke belonged to Cascade Knights of teen sows and 20 litters of pigs fjj-emen ^ fighting the blaze. Columbus, perished    Sunday night in a    R0USh wh0 was at the scene    Surviving are four sons, blaze    which    destroyed a two-    throughout the night, said the    Cletus and Milton of Cascade, DES MOINES — A bill to raise minimum liability coverage in auto insurance policies was passed by the senate and sent to the house last week. Variously labeled “a lawyer’s bill” and company bill,” the measure increases coverage for injury or death of one person to $25,000 from $10,000; for injury or death of two or more persons to $50,000 from $20,000 and for property damage to $10,000 from $5,000. When the bill showed up in the house, Rep. Harold “Grumpy” Fischer (R-Wells-burg), an insurance agent, filed an amendment changing the title. Instead of “An act relating to minimum limits for compliance with the motor vehicle financial responsibility law,” the Grumpy one would have the title read: “An act relating to the establishment of a lawyers retirement system.” I VSH p intl. Eh? WHEN he learned of the Fischer amendment, Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids % who piloted the bill through the senate, labeled Grumpy “a cesspool of self-interest.” W’hen Grumpy heard that he promptly denied it. “If it was a matter of self-interest,” said he, “I’d be for the bill so I could make more commission.” Branch Line Tax Exemption Eyed NYE By Va1 G. Corley    spent the money earmarked for sponse to a proposal by the; “We can’t afford to have all DES MOINES (AP) —taxes on improving the branch Iowa Railroad Association to ex-jour transportation in one area Railroads would be exempt line that would have been taxed, empt all rail lines in Iowa from (trucks) M RUltman said. “We from property taxes on their The tax relief would not 5e local Property taxes and con- branch lines if they used the! available for main rail money saved to improve those Hultman said. lines under a proposal pending Uo eoi. ..    .    . authorities. in the Iowa senate.    -nation! Jm.iH    ?X    CX;    The Red 0ak Republican tions are “not a complete an- Sen. Calvin Hultman (R-Red direct state aid to thrTra Broads n°tCd pr0P°^al WOfuld °!^y swer by any means. But we’ve Oak), chief sponsor of the bill, as proposed by Gov. Robert Ray|taxesPjn the^ears^the^money got to start lookinS for altema- was spent to improve the tive transportation.” tracks.    " exemptj line that would have been taxed. prupeny taxes emu cun-, .. tinue those exemptions without n e trucking industry and saved to improve those Hultman said    mPS    reimbursement    to    the    local    we    need    the    railroad    industry.” Hultman said the tax exemp- the said he would introduce measure early this week. To prevent hardships on local school districts, cities and counties, Hultman proposed that the state reimburse local taxing authorities for the revenue they would lose. in his energy message. Hultman's proposal 3.900 Miles Law-and-Order Proponent Hits Felon Furloughs would also excuse the railroads from the state sales tax on the rails, ties and gravel they use to improve those branch lines. “The railroads are keeping up railroads took advantage of the the main lines,” Hultman said. But he said the railroads have state $3 million a year found they do not make enough’ But Hultman said it is neccs-emptions, railroads would have money on the branch lines to sary to do something to improve to prove to the department of keep them in good repair.    the branch lines so gram can be revenue that they had actually Hultman's measure is a re-transported. (The (Crittur Hajriiw <bazrtlr oElondi^publish'd1 d*ollyb a^SufHtev*^* X) Third Ave. SE. Cedor Roplds, iowa Prove Spending To gam the property tax ex- • Basically, there    are    3.900    Co miles of branch lines in Iowa”!    <57«»"Po»*ofli    poi* at Quitman said.    ”lf    all    the    c,dor Rop,<,*> ,ow°__ Subscription rotes by eorrler IS cents a week. By mon: Night edition^ood tax exemption, it    could    cost    the    ?^aMSJw    ° »Q — iii.—  _____■>_ issues $2.50 a month, $25 a y*or. Other states and U S. territories $40 a year No moll subscriptions accepted In oreos having Gozette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of oil the local news printed in this newspa per os well os oil AP news dispatches. DES MOINES ;UPI) ___     .    The story hog house on the Dean 0‘utsjde hejD was invaluable. . Alfred of Dubuque and Loras of president of a statewide law-Moore farm six miles south of ‘    Davenport: a daughter, Mrs and-order group said Saturday Mechanicsville.    Borrow    f    ire    I    nits    Ewald Gerken of Cascade; 15 th.    *.h    .    I Five or six other sows were “Without the aid of Omaha grandchildren; two brothers,    8    viators    wno.supported believed to have escaped the firemen and those from Ponca Wilfred and Tony of Portland house Pas>sa8e of a bill allowing burning building. Eight hundred Hills, we wouldn’t have left Ore., and two sisters, Mrs. Mi- convicted felons and murderers bales of straw stored on the sec- what we do,” he said.    chael Shae and Mrs. Gerald to enjoy furlough privileges will ond floor were lost to the Arrangements were being Harrington, both of Cedar be jje]d accountable if flames.    made to borrow fire trucks from    Rapids. Family members discovered    Ralston and Irvington, Neb.,    Services:    Tuesday    at    IO, St. the hog house ablaze at 7:45    until the Carter Lakes units can    Martin’s church.    Devaney’s. p.m. and alerted Mechanicsville    be replaced.    - ...P/ace Your Trust with us any firemen. A check of the building While it is a part of Iowa, only 30 minutes earlier had re- Carter Lake is on the Nebraska vealed nothing out of the ordi- side of the Missouri river and nary'.    only    a    short distance from The building was totally in- Omaha, volved by the time firemen ar-] - crimes are commit teed by the inmates while they are outside prison walls. Darrell Kearney, Des Moines, president of the Iowa Committee to Support Your Local Po-IOWA CITY — A four-day- lice, said the house passage of long “Refresher Course for the the furlough proposal Friday Family Physician” will be held was “outrageous” and announ-j at the University of lo a a Tues- ced his organization will fight Family Physician Course at Iowa U. rived. No other farm buildings Henry P. Huqhes were threatened    CmmA*    da^ throu8b Friday at the Iowa passage in the senate. No cause was immediately de-    Uies    ar lascaae Memorial Union.    Kearney    said    one    of    the    last termined. CASCADE Hughes, 79, - Henry P. There will be group lectures. enforcement officers killed a Duroc hog panels, small discussion groups,    |ine    of    duty    m was IO YEARS AGO — The Vati-    breeder for 47 years and one-    and films. Topics will    include a Honda state police    officer can had reached agreement on    time deputy Jones county as6es-    dealing with heart and    respira-; who was murdered by    a fur- church-state relations with Cze- sor, died Sunday at Shady Rest tory problems and emergencies,! tombed felon, choslovakia that would permit care center.    teaching health education, help-1 Kearney said    his group will Prague Archbishop Josef Beran,    Mr. Hughes also had served    mg children through    adoles-l lobby against the bill    in the 75, to go to Rome for possible    as secretary of the Washington    cence, and appraising    health senate and request reconsidera- elevation to cardinal.    township school board, wae* a hazards.    jtionofthemeasureinthehouse. Lois Kopecky, hor husband Edward, and their family live at Mount Verne* n Road and 44th Street SE. A lot of you may know Lois through her hobby * dog obedience training and showing at dog obedience trials. 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