Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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29th District: Casebook Of Party Politics
Bv Tom Frurhiing
The state legislative race in the twenty-ninth district offers a casebook example of party politics at its best Both the Democratic incumbent, .Joe Kinas, and his Republican rival, Jay Ravena are intelligent, articulate, young and dynamic They seem eminently qualified to serve well the constituents and the state But Hinas and Ravena have diametrically different political philosophies, split right down party lines Like many others running for office, the two call for tax reform: Rinas favors redistributing the wealth, taxing the rich more than the poor, Ravena, on the other hand. would allow the wealthy and business tax incentives, to “stimulate productivity
The Democrat believes in increased government participation in retirement programs. while the Republican hopeful wants greater reliance on private retirement plans Rinas, a machine operator with Cedar Rapids Engineering Co. sides with labor Ravena, employed by Equitable Life Insurance Co., is management-oriented And the incumbent believes in liberalization of penal laws:
Jay *» Kacena
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his opponent thinks the laws should lie tightened
Waved to Marion
Rinas, 27, of IRK) English boulevard, Marion, was born in North Dakota but has lived in Marion since the age of S. except for stmts in the air force and in college,
Two years ago, while a lunier at the University of Iowa, Rinas won election to the house with a narrow victory over Republican Arthur Haus-child
A political science and east Asian studies major in school, Rinas discontinued his education due to legislative and marital responsibilities. Married in March of 1973, he and his wife Jennifer are the par-
The Cedar Rapids Community school board Monday night gave first reading to seven district policies, and delayed the reading of another one.
Policies approved were a change in the organizational chart, job descriptions for the executive director of staff and learning resources development, coordinator of teaching resources, coordinator of optional programs, budget publication. public review of the budget and student transportation
The board delayed acceptance of a policy on release of school information until minor clarifications are made in its wording
In other busmen, the board changed the date of its first November board melding to Nov 12 The board was scheduled to meet on Nov. IL Veteran s day in Iowa
At the request of President Ronald Moore, the board voted unanimously to meet in closed session at 5 p m Nov 4 to discuss personnel and negotiations strategy
The board granted leaves of absence to three certified staff members. Julianne Anderson. Rand Nordstrom, and Dolores Svoboda
The board granted classified appointments to Wanda Feyerabend and Judith P Rust*
The board terminated John Farrell and Dorothy Lee. both classified employes, for persona! reasons
The board approved plans, specifications and form of contract for housewrecking at McKinley and Wilson junior high school site areas
Bids will bi* received Nov 15. and contracts awarded on Nov. *.£>
The Iwiard approved an agreement with the Linn county health center for use of school buses to transport senior citizens from Americana Nursing home to the health center workshop at St Luke's hospital
The district will bi- paid $1.312 4H
Also approved was a $4.30(1 HI change order in the contract of E and S Electrical Contractors for renovation work at Roosevelt junior high school
The change order is for wiring needed for dishwashers in the kitchen area.
The board also voted to begin condemnation proceedings on a portion of property at 2515 J street SW. owned by Leona M. Samek. and on property at 2519 J street SU. owned by Leo F Samek
The board authorized a quit claim deed for Lincoln school to he sent to Kirkwood Community college
The board approved payment of t2.K90.79h 32 in general fund bills, and STOK.790 02 in schixdhouse fund bills
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Rinas’ interest in politics was piqui*d. he says, when he worked in the McGovern campaign and on the national platform committee On moving back to Marion he decided to get his feet wet At the state level. Rinas sis** tax reform as the “overriding” issue He notes that individuals making up to $5,000 a year pay out 12 5 percent of their income in state and local taxes Those incomes above $25.(KHI are assessed but 8.4 percent, according to Rinas
What’s ni*i*d(*d. the candidate contends, is a more progressive tax system,
weighted along income lines, and “less reliance on property tax’’ as a source of local gov eminent income.
And Rinas opposes tax in cent iv es for big business, arguing that firms will settle in Iowa without such benefits “Iowa provides the two most important things a company considers before locating An adequate work force and good transportation Kacena
charges the tax reform Rinas and other Democrats propose is a “crock ”
“The Republicans are Irving lo reduce taxes, as Gov Ray has done But wha! the Democrats want to do is reduce the lax for some and get the lug guys who have helped make Iowa what it is — a rich and decent place (ti live
“Took Ray ”
We have been talking in biwa from day one on the need to reduce property taxes. But it took the Ray administration and a Republican legislature to get a hill to phase out the tax, eliminate property tax on livestock and update inheritance tax laws
These, said Kacena. are “meaningful reforms, and Rinas voted against all of them ”
The Republican candidate. 35. was born and raised in Cedar Rapids and was gradu-
Iowa Indian—White Relationship Talks Set
Thief Missed $250,000 Inside Trunk
SKAS1DK HEIGHTS. N I (API — Somewhere there s un auto thief who may want to kick himself For two months, he didn t look in the trunk of the car he stole, where he would have found $250.(MMI in negotiable securities and jewelry Police here found the car abandoned on Sept. 23. and when they got around to lookinu in the trunk, they finally tot aled the owner They said the owner. David Sheldon, 75. of New York ('tty. and his wife had been packing their car for a trip to Florida on July IO “They placed the valuables in the trunk of the car and returned to their apartment for Tither items, and when they returned Ut the street the car was gone." said Sgt Gerald LaS-tella
IU* said the theft of the car was reported, but not (he loss Tit the stock*. bonds and lewels
ON THIS DATE iii 1973 tho Bouse Judiciary < ominittee began to consider possible impeachment proceedings against President Nixon
A scries of speeches and discussions reviewing relations between native American Indians and whites in Iowa is scheduled for six dates between Nov IO and 24 at the Central YMCA.
Free habysiting will be
Native Son Project Still Has Openings
The number of participants in the (’edar Rapids “Opcra-tion Native Son” has reached IK with some additions still exp«*cted. Harold Fwoldt. coordinator for tho project, announced Wednesday
He emphasized that other firms interested im the project can still make reservations by contacting him at the Cedar Rapids-Marion Area Chamber of Commerce The project. which this year observes its 10th anniversary , is sponsored by the Chamber s personnel managers comm it tin*
I.aU*st firms Ut enrol! are the Norand Corp.. Collins Radio group of Rockwell international and the Iowa Employment Security commission. Those three, together with 15 named earlier, bring the total to the same figure as a year ago
The 1974 “0|>eration Native Son” will be held Dee, 27 when college students will Im* home for the holiday recess College seniors throughout Eastern biwa will in* guests of the personnel managers remittee** and the participating firms
Top officials from each participating company will man hrniths and will be available to discuss with th** seniors various career opportunities available in th** Cedar Rapids area.
provided at the YMCA and free jerking will be available courtesy oi Iowa Natiomal Insurance
The sessions an* funded and sjxmsored by the Iowa board of public programing in the humanities, an agency of tin* national endowment arid Cornell college
The sessions offered are
Sunday, Nov. IO — 3 to ti p rn Native American forms of cultural expression Canel of Indian artists. Sioux City drum and bugle group, local dancers and small discussion groups
Tuesday. Nov. 12 — 7 Ut to 9:30 pm History of native Americans and the C S Indian policy Dr Richard Thomas. Cornell college, and dis-ucssion groups
Sunday. Nov. 17 — 3 to 5:30 p rn Comparative hwik at native American and whiti-
anglo-American culture Helen Peterson. American Indian
Tuesday. Nov. 19 — 7 30 to 9 30 p.rn Overview of the contemporary situation of native Americans—urban or reservation .loan Kachina Hart**.
Menominee Indian, Chicago Discussion groups
Saturday. Nov, 23 — 2 to I p.m. The native American in this community, and panel including Mildred Mover Eugene Rave Winmebago Indians, Pete Stamslaw, Flathead Indian. Ray Sink. Mesquakie Indian Thomas Whit**. Ci*dar Rapids public school, and Ralph Cady, Cedar Rapids human rights commission
Sunday. Nov. 21 — 3 to 8 p rn. Solutions to the problems of tcwiay and th** n«*eds of the future Ruben Snake. Winnebago Indian: John Salter, Abnaki Indian Hon Liberty. Chippewa Indian. Lr ban
American Indian center. Minneapolis, and ferry Vainer. Indian economic development
ated from Marion high school. IU* lives at 2745 First avenue Marion, with his wife Kathy and three daughters
A navy veteran, he has worki*d at Fquitable since 1985 and is presently a field underwriter and agency trainer
Kacena has not run for elective office before but has been involved in grassroots politics for “15 or 20 years” and has worked in Tithers’ campaigns.
IU* got into the statehouse race, he says, because "I believe in fiscal responsibility, and we nisi have to get rid of th** big spenders.”
The Republican-dominated Iowa legislature and the Ray administration. Kacena feels, typify th** GGP philosophy al
“Our unemployment rate is half the national average; we have a balanced budget — a surplus, in fact, which is unique We’re controlling the cost of government. Just compare that to the Democrat-K-controlled federal government
Kacena says “we’ve got to stop 12 percent inflation At that rate, we’re talking about a person who now needs $1 .(HNI a month Ut retire on needing $84 (MNI a month in 35 years We’ve got to do something about it
Compared WW I Experience with Hitler — Eden
LONDON (AP) - British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Adolf Hitler were comparing their experiences in World war I during a dinner party in Berlin in 1935. Eden. who is now bird Avon, recalled in a television interview Friday.
They found they had fought iii the same sector about the same time.
Avon said afterward Francois Poneet, the French ambassador al the* time, asked him, “Is it true that you were opposite Hitler on the war?” “Well, it seems so. dm»sn t it?" Eden replied “And you missed him! You ought to Im* shot!” said Ponce!.
Blood Pressure Tests Set in C.R.
Persons in (ixiar Rapids will have a chance to have their blood pressure measured free Friday through next Thursday at Killian's department store in Lindale Plaza
Hours will Im* from 12 30 lo K 30 p.m. weekdays, from IO: 30 a rn bi 5 p m Saturday and from 12:30 to 5 p m. Sunday
The screening is part of a hypertension study sponsored by the* Unviersity hospitals and the Iowa City Veterans hospital
The 29lh representative district includes Cedar Rapids precincts 31 through 33 (Eisenhower sehool. Harding and Kenwood); all the city of Marion; and Marion township. Squaw ( reek preeinet (Starry school. Marion).
Deficit sanding by the government, he claims, is the “prime cause of inflation ”
( ode Revision
Both candidates feel there should Im* revisions in the state’s criminal code but disagree on the nature of changes.
Rinas emphasizes the need for rehabilitation of criminals “Work release programs and halfway houses — where the felon s psychological readjustment is monitored — bring about a reduction in crime They’re doing the job It's th** type of approach I believe in ’’ He also thinks the court system needs to be modified to reduce the backlog of cases Trials for serious crimes. he feels, should Im* speedily scheduled.
Kacena recently served on th** Linn county grand jury and commented he was “frightened to death by th**
the degree of crime that s going on ”
“And,” he found, “for the most part it is committed by the same people Seventy-one percent of the crimes in the community are committed by habitual offenders."
The laws, he thinks, are “too lax in allowing people to return to the streets “We have to get away from th** early release of hardened criminals And we need to set up realistic sentences in line with the nature of th**
Kacena believes in improving rehabilitation — particularly for the young — but says there an* “too many with no chance to rehabilitate. And it is a disservice to the public to have them hack on the
As the campaign nears its end. iioth candidates themselves are on th** streets
Kaeena has been active all along on the hustings and predicts “I definitely expect to win this thing ”
Ulnas, who has taken a two-week leave of absence from his job, counters by stating, ' I’m gonna get him.”
One. of fours**, will lose. Bul the voters at least have a clear choice between two competent men
Coe Students Seeking Sponsors for Walk-a-Thon
Some 4(H) to 5(H) Coe college students will participate in a Walk-a-Thon Sunday to raise money for a multiple sclerosis victim and former student. Harry (mornings AU th** ( tm* social sororities and fraternities (Phi Kappa Tau. Tau Kappa Epsilon. Sigma Nu. lambda ('hi Alpha. Alpha Sigma Phi. Delta Delta Delta. Chi Omega, and Alpha Omicron Pi I plus the Coe
Insurance Agents' Seminar Slated
Cedar Valley chapter of (’PUU is sponsoring a seminar for all Iowa insurance agents Nov I at the Longbranch restaurant in ( edar Rapids
The program is for the agent, as well as insurance company personnel. and presented by company marketing leaders and agency leaders
Subjects to Im* discussed are: Education. A Direct Writers Marketing Mix. Risk Management. Iowa Law Affecting the Agent.
Also featured will he a panel discussion on the future of insurance by two agency presidents and two company presidents For mort* information contact Harry Hagen PO box 4909. (Olar Rapids
cross country team and a number of other students an* expects to participate in th** 20-mile hike, which will start and finish on the Coe campus.
Cummings was a member of th** f*K)tball team. Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and Lettermen’s club while a student at ( tm*. Ut* was first hospitalized with MS last April, just a month before his scheduled graduation, and is now hospitalize in Lacrosse, Wis
The monies raised from the Walk-a-Thon will go directly
to Harry and his family to help defray hospitalization costs. Other fund-raising projects over the Homecoming weekend at ( tm* went to th** MS organization
Th** students an* seeking sponsors for their walk Any individual or organization who would Im* willing to pay on a per-mile basis is urge to telephone Bill Judge. Mike Judge or Tom Grosshans at the college, 384-1511. ext. 358 or 448. or the ( tm* news bureau, ext. 283
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