Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Three New Winners
By United Press International
While three unsuccessful Democratic candidates for Scott county supervisor posts filed a contest of election Monday, official voter canvasses showed new winners in three races in other Iowa counties.
The canvasses, conducted throughout the state Monday by county boards of supervisors, showed different winners in one race each in Webster, Pottawattamie and Hancock counties.
The three Scott county candidates. Wes Elliott, Monica Walton and Pete Matthews, filed their contest immediately after the county
board canvass showed they failed in their election bids.
They were running for the seats won by incumbent Republican Robert Duax and newcomers laster Schuck and Bob Meyers.
The three? candidates cited the malfunction of voting machines in many of the county’s 82 precincts in their election contest.
The malfunctions reportedly resulted in voter confusion and sometimes prevented voters from splitting their supervisor votes between the Democratic and (KIP candidates.
Alden Police Chief Resigns; Sheriff Cites Phony' Report
ALDEN (AP)—The police chief of this north-central Iowa town has resigned after it was determined he filed a “phony” report on an injury he suffered Halloween night.
John Wilmer, 24, who had been chief of police since 1970, gave his resignation to the Alden city council at a special meeting Monday night.
Views Aired On Proposal for School at Delhi
DELHI — About 50 persons from the Hopkinton area attended the Maquoketa Valley school board s special meeting Monday night to give their views on the proposed federal elementary school at Delhi.
Board Chairman Harlan Rohwedder expressed concern about the ability of the district to support units at different towns, especially in light of an expectedly sharp decrease in enrollment.
There is als* the additional cast af aa the read aaa-teach-iag time by the staff la arder ta give all the stadeats aa equal edacatiaa. he said.
Bill Lux, Hopkinton, said he felt it would be cheaper "to move a teacher to different locations than to bus move (bus) a classroom full of students.”
Others in attendance agreed with Lux.
Supt. Baa Thomas said aa definite coarse had been decided by the school board aad that it was iaterested la the apimiaas af the people effected by sach a move.
The board approved a special meeting Nov. 20 at 7:39 p.m. to meet with people from the other outlying areas of Earlville, Delaware, Oneida, Buck Creek to get their views on the proposed elementary school.
Fire Damages Room At Lincoln Community
STANWOOD - A fire broke out in the lower floor storage area of the junior high center of the Lincoln Community schools here Monday morning.
Supt. Dale Proctor said only minor damage resulted However, due to the smoke, junior high classes were dismissed the remainder of the dav.
Stanwood volunteer firemen extinguished the blaze in stored papers No cause has been determined and the state fire marshall’s office has been called in to assist
Classes resumed Tuesday.
He gave no reason for his resignation
Hardin County Sheriff Robert Calloway was asked by Alden Mayor Wilmer Johnson to conduct an investigation of an incident the police chief said happened Halloween night.
Wilmer filed a police report saying he was hit by a flying object while driving his car. He required hospitalization for several days.
After investigating for a week. Calloway said he had determined the report was a hoax.
Furthermore, Calloway said Wilmer had admitted under questioning that the report was a hoax.
"He told me what happened, but I don't want to go into it,” Calloway said "I don’t know that he’d be telling the truth, anyway, to be frank about it.”
Calloway said he plans to discuss possible criminal action against Wilmer with the county attorney.
Cornell Sponsors Native American Cultural Program
MT. VERNON — A six-part program entitled “Native Americans: a Part of or Apart from Iowa’s Future” is being held this month at the Cedar Rapids YMCA.
The program, designed to foster better understanding and awareness among native Americans and the white society is sponsored by a grant to Cornell college from the Iowa board for public programs in the humanities
Meetings will be held in the John R. Mott room at the following dates. Tuesday, 7:39 p rn.; Nov. 17, 3; Nov 19, 7:89; Nov. 23. 2; Nov. 24, 3.
Subjects of the meetings will range from Native American fine arts to history of the U.S. Indian policy to possible solutions to current and future needs.
Cornell professors, the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Thomas and Nickel R. Brown, are program directors.
WEST UNION - Dennis l*au. 19, Friday received a six-month suspended sentence in Fayette district court on conviction of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Two hundred pills and 21 bags of marijuana had been discovered during a routine police check of Lau s car several months ago.
Confract Is Awarded for Garbage Collection Service
MECHANICSVILLE - Coto Refuse Co., Mechanicsv die, was awarded the contract by the town council Monday night for garbage collection service for the next two years.
CeC’o’s bid on the work was $550 per month. The only other bid submitted was from Weber Brothers, also of Mechanicsville, at $830 per month.
In other business, council members discussed the Region 8 planning meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Cedar county courthouse in Tipton.
The council also received an inquiry from Victor Randall of the Leo club concerning lights * at the baseball diamond here.
The council suggesjed the club discuss the matter with the Commercial club
It was suggested the Ia»o club might bt* interested in conducting a preliminary census of Mechanicsville as a community project.
The Leo club also offered to provide transportation for those who may need it to the towns Rip Van Winkle Awakening party Saturday night
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The canvass by the Webster county board of supervisors gave one of the three at-large supervisor seats to Democrat Richard Fleming.
Wen By 12
Earlier returns indicated Republican Leonard Sheaker won by 12 votes, but the canvass gave Fleming a 83-vote win.
The other two at-large winners were Democrats Leonard Hansel! and Emmett Russell.
In Hancock county, the vote check gave the county recorder’s office to incumbent (harlotte Hanson The Republican recorder won the seat 2,388-2.211 votes over challenger Dorothy Huinker
The original count showed Mrs. Huinker winning by 45 votes.
In Pottawattamie county, challenger Judy Miller was officially declared the winner of the county treasurer’s seat. The canvass officially gave Mrs. Miller, a treasurer’s office employe, the win by 159 votes.
She beat incumbent Republican Frances Harding
High Court Remands Food Stamp Case
WASHINGTON (AP)—The Supreme court Monday sent back for further consideration a lower court decision on the Iowa social service department’s computation of income for determining food stamp eligibility.
The court directed the U.S. district court for southern Iowa to Uke Into consideration recent revisions by the deportment of agriculture in food stamp regulations
The court had been told by Iowa the lower court acted in a way that would destroy the national uniformity of the food stamp program.
Karen Hein of Muscatine, a mother of two, brought a class action against the state and county social service directors in February of 1973, when they included in her gross income her $44-per-month transportation grant from a public nurse training program, and refused to allow it as a deduction in determining her net income.
Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Turner told the cuurt Iowa regulations allow deductions only for tuition and fees In edncational programs.
The lower court outlawed this provision in the state regulations and ordered the state to recalculate all cases where the higher income was set because of it.
Turner acknowledged that another section of the food stamp manual allows an exclusion from income of up to $30 a month for training transportation allowances.
The cost of food stamps to individuals is based on net income within eligibility limits.
Pay Increases Asked
By Dun na Junes
INDEPENDENCE - Teachers of the Independence Community Education Assn. are asking for an over-all 11.8 percent increase in salaries and fringe benefits for the 1975-76 school year.
The proposed hike would raise the base pay from $7,800 to $8,800 and would cost the district an additional $159,084.
The requests were made public Monday night by Thomas Dawson, chairman of the economic goals committee of ICEA. In addition to salary requests, the board will study proposed policy revisions asked by the teachers.
These requests for policy changes concern personal illness, immediate critical family .linens, absence for funerals. personal leave, substitute teachers and a sick leave bank
Dawson pointed out the Independence district has a larger carry-over balance than
Cosmetologists, Barbers Both May Cut Hair
DKS MOINES (Al*)—A committee of barbers and cosmetologists formed by the
1974 legislature tenatively has agreed on who can do what to whose hair.
The committee tentatively agreed to recommend that the
1975 legislature pass laws providing that only barbers can give shaves and only cosmetologists can give permanent waves.
The group also agreed that both barbers and cosmetologists can cut both men s and women's hair and that both professions can do body processing, a procedure used primarily to give more body to men s hair.
The 1974 legislature changed state law to allow cosmetologists to cut men s hair. Barbers have been allowed to cut women’s hair all along.
The legislature also gave $5 OOO each to the barber and cosmetology examining
boards to negotiate professional boundaries.
The agreements reached Monday are not final because* the 12-member study committee could not agree on required apprenticeships for bar liers
The group is scheduled to meet again Nov. 25 There are about 24.000 cosmetologists and 4.000 barbers in Iowa
the state average and the near-by schools of Jesup and East Buchanan, plus five of the WaMac schools, West Delaware. Anamosa. Monticello, Marion and Vinton.
According to statistics prepared by the teacher committee, sources of possible carry-over in 1975-76 could amount to as much as $328,000 or more.
Supt. Donald Henderson pointed out to the group the Independence school is "about as financially solvent as any school district in the state.”
However, he cited the need for a reserve of money due to the rising cost of school supplies and equipment, saying there have been increases from 30 to as much as 390 percent for some items purchased.
Salary increases and other benefits also were proposed by teacher associates, secretaries and custodians.
Teacher associates asked for an over-all increase of about 33 percent, plus pay for the six holidays which fall during the school year.
Secretaries requested a 15 percent increase plus a paid vacation, based on seniority. at the end of the contract year.
Don Weber, head custodian, requested a straight 12 percent wage increased on behalf of the school’s custodians.
The board will continue negotiations with personnel and probably will reach a
Women Artists Works Displayed
IOWA CITY - Art works by 14 members of the Iowa Organization of Women Artists are on exhibition in the foyer of Clapp recital hall at the University of Iowa.
To be shown through November, the 44 paintings, drawings and photographs include works by Bonita Allen, Barbara Camillo, Gretchen Car-racas, Glorie de Fillips Brush, Jo Lechay, Margo Neumark, J. Demaree Norman, Genie Patrick, Linda Plumb, Kathe Radden, Gypsy Ray. Emmy Savage. Naomi Schedl and Annie Scheumbauer.
The exhibition can be viewed on evenings when concerts or recitals are given in Clapp recital hall. The doors will open at 7 30 on Nov. 13, 15. 22. 23, and 24
decision on wages and benefits in December.
Supt. Henderson informed the board of the need for additional bus drivers, due to the legal requirement to provide bus transportation or St. John’s Catholic school here.
Officials of St. John s have requested bus transportation for extra-curricular activities.
Henderson said the cost will run 35 cents per mile, plus $2.50 per hour for the driver.
In other action, the board approved new contracts for Mike Williams, driver education teacher and girl’s golf, $6,290, and Pat McNamara, teacher associate at South elementary $2 per hour.
Resignations were accepted from Jan Cline, junior and senior high vocal music instructor, and Ruth Duritsa. high school home economics instructor.
Management Seminar Held at U. of I. Union
IOWA CITY — A th rec-day management seminar to be held at the University of Iowa Wednesday through Friday will feature a new technique for achieving smoother and more efficient communications in business and industry.
Transactional analysis combines a theory of personality with a method for analyzing and understanding communication between people
The meeting will be held in the Memorial union. Registration forms for the seminar are available at the office of director of conferences. Iowa Memorial union. Iowa City, 52249
Woodwind Quintet Plays at U. of I.
IOWA CITY - The Iowa woodwind quintet will present the music of Beethoven, Carl Nielsen and Heitor Villa-lzibos in a concert Friday at the University of Iowa.
The performers, all members of the U. of I. music faculty, are Betty Bang Mather, flute; James I^akin. oboe. Thomas Ayres, clarinet; Paul Anderson, horn, and Ronald Tyree, bassoon.
No tickets will be required for the 8 p m, program in ( lapp recital hall.
Workers are readying an original sculpture that is being house in an addition to the University of Northern Iowa library in Cedar Falls. Entitled “Dichotomy ”, the galvanized steel structure has a 33-foot arc diameter and will hang suspended from the ceiling through an opening between the addition’s first and second floors. Baltimore Artist Phillip Ogle designed and built the sculpture.
Blouin Resignation From Iowa Senate Slated Nov. 27
By Frank Ny*
Congressman-elect Michael Blouin is planning to resign his state senate seat Nov. 27 unless Dubuque county Democrats decide at their November meeting Tuesday night to ask him to do so earlier
lf that happens, Blouin told The Gazette Tuesday, he certainly will take the request into consideration
Blouin. Dubuque Democrat, wants to time his resignation so there will be only one special election to fill either two or three legislative vacancies in the county
Also, so it will be possible for State Sen Gene Kennedy (D-Dubuque) to qualify to run for Blouin’s state senate seat if the party should nominate hun. Kennedy announced for Blouin's post last Saturday.
Kennedy, who did not seek re-election to the lith district seat he now holds, recently moved into Blouin’s 19th district but must hold residency there for 99 days before he is eligible to seek Blouin's seat.
State Rep. Robert Carr (D-Dubuque), re-elected to his 29th district house seat last week, also has announced for Blouin's seat. If nominated, he will resign from his house seat, leaving another vacancy to bi* filled at a special election called by Gov. Robert Ray.
A third entry into the race for Blou n’s seat is Ethel < heriloi of Dubuque.
lf ( arr resigns his present seat at least three possible Democratic candidates would
be after it; Pat Smith, Jim Platt and Don Avenarius, all of Dubuque.
A vacancy already exists in the 19th house district in Dubuque county with the pre-election death of State Rep. Joseph ( lark (D-Dubuque) too late to remove his name from the ballot.
His widow is expected to be unopposed for the Democratic nomination for ( lark’s seat
In addition to discussing the timing of Blouin’s resignation Tuesday night, the county central committee* probably also will discuss candidates for the anticipated vacancies. Nominations cannot be made until Governor Ray is notified of the vacancies officially and sets the special election date or dates.
Blouin’s resignation will leave Democrats with a 25-24 advantage in the Iowa senate so control rests with whether Democrats or Republicans win his seat.
Ll. Gov Arthur Neu is a Republican and the GOF would organize the senate if it came out with a 25-25 split.
Dubuque county Republicans haven’t yet come up with a list of prospective candidates for the anticipated vacancies, although Ted Ellsworth s name has been mentioned frequently for Blouin’s senate seat.
Ellsworth. Dubuque insurance man and former state representative, was the unsuccessful GOF candidate for Second district congressman in 1972.
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