Des Moines Register in Des-Moines, Iowa
29 May 1977

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29 May 1977

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Des Moines Register (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Des Moines, Iowa Set Nabati Iowa dip kids join Dos Iowa May 1977 50 cents in cities and owns 60 cents by motor delivery Section a the weather partly Cloudy today and monday with a Chance of highs today and monday in mid703 to lows tonight in Sunrise Sunset p details 1977 rat Ortr ind comp no How a 2 ups Eye Isu hotel principals give varying versions by Richard Gibson Buckmi editor two Iowa state University vice presidents who Are trustees of a Large alumni fund that procured the land for a hotel near the Campus also Are private investors in the another who put Cash into the which is a tax is the University wrestling he sold the land to the Isu achievement fund for a profit probably Well Over and decided to buy a limited partnership in the hotel because i thought i owed it to the transaction is not Only for its complexity but also for the unusually close relationships Between Many of the and for their varying versions of How it All came to it also is instructive in How private forces get things done for a Large Public and for How officials of such an institution sometimes May Benefit the project is called Gateway it is just beginning to emerge from a Cornfield into what its promoters see As the High Quality development of Iowa states new front blueprints already show the hotel three High Rise apartment an array of single and multifamily a Racquet club and a service construction is under Way on the a is room facility intended to accommodate visitors who come to Ames for football cultural and so the hotel will include a cocktail Sauna and and a Bubble covered that Endeavor has attracted 34 parties As limited including the two Vic presidents and the As Well As several top corporate executives in Iowa and surrounding the University officers Are Wayne Vic president for business and and Carl vice president for information and devel As two of the most powerful men on they Are by virtue of their offices trustees of the Isu achievement last year the University largest gatherer of contrib the which is overseen by the alumni collected about million for Iowa through endowments and solicitations in most of that Money goes into scholarships and but some is invested and the land around the Ames Campus Long has had a special so it was about six years a few influential Isu alumni agreed it would be Wise to tap the fund to buy property to the South of the Iowa hotel surprises set in retrial of Williams the food is All the clothes Are everybody is worn and weve Only been Here an productivity Iowa Farmers quest for the holy grail please turn to Page Isa by John Hyde Register stiff writer behold City brother Farmer has gained for himself a wondrous it first of a tax break More than it is a sought and a holy grail to show Tho grand productivity a special advantage As a Symbol and As a tax break it is utterly i compre a typical line in the state Revenue departments explanation of How productivity works reads for each the average Price of Corn and Beans for each of the five years was adjusted upward or downward according to the amount by which the loan rate for that county varied from the average loan rate for All counties As established by the agricultural stabilization and conservation service who could complain about the fairness or accuracy of a system like that Given the Bette read City Dweller might be Able to explain that productivity is a system whereby the Price of Corn has something to do with the value of a Farmers that probably has led those Urban Folk who have Given any thought to the subject to the belief that productivity is some sort of income or earnings it is its not All productivity has to do with soybeans and pastureland and loan rates and fertilizer costs and Clover and soil surveys and a lot of other things City Folk know the productivity formula does not have anything to do with cows and other critters something City dwellers at least have heard of except insofar As livestock walk around on tillable that analysis How smart Money was hoodwinked by James Oshea of the Refl Fuhri wih Ionatan Burma Ive bought some stocks and 1 have lost i dont cry about Vou i made a bad but in this i dont think that the i think and i dont know came into Des Moines and absolutely bilked Des Moines out of some million or million and a half want somebody to pay for and i want them to pay More than ust my John Des Moines Home builder District Des 1975 new this is the Story of the duping of Des Moines a tale about the Hood winking of the smart Money in Iowa capital men like Home builders Dean Skeie and John Iowa realty Bill Knapp and Many it began Way Back in but a District court jury Here last week began writing one of the last chapters when it took up deliberations on the Fate of seven men accused of crimes in the including Billy Joe a Des Moines stockbroker at r Dickinson who was found innocent of and John a bartender at the filling station lounge in West Des Moines and a ormer Des Moines the jury failed to return a verdict on Hughes before a mistrial was declared when a juror got meaning that Hughes will have to be tried the government regardless of the the 6week trial produced boxes of thousands of pages of some 46 witnesses and scores of exhibits that etched on to the Public record for the first time the incredible Story of industries in the Stock that Des Moines sophisticated to their just get enough bribes and lies it is a sordid involving stealing and involving men like a rough and Tumble builder who pulled himself up by the Bootstraps and lost about in the and men like Louis Kuel pronounced a new yorker who was called a sneaky weasel in the Case because he turned states there Are As Many different versions of what happened As there Are participants in the and about the Only thing that is Clear is that fraud had a hand in industries in Piesse turn to 4a May seem since livestock is the biggest source of income for the Iowa it is hardly though in some places cows Are in Iowa they Are tax for whatever but mostly because the votes were there to do the legislature decided several Days ago to change the Way agricultural property is in the Farmland has been valued for tax purposes half on its productivity and half on its Sale in the future it will be taxed entirely on the basis of its the theory behind 100 per cent productivity is that the property tax unfairly affects the who must own a lot of land in order to make a so productivity is an attempt to measure the earning capacity of the and base the property tax on that instead of Market it is a method of assessment intended to give preferential treatment to the the change to 100 per cent productivity for 1978 tax assessments payable in 197980 will result in farm values that Are about 12 per cent higher than they were in according to Revenue department that represents a substantial tax because the Market value of Farmland during that period has increased by anywhere up to 80 per depending upon whom you listen to accomplish the the Revenue with the help of an Iowa state University economics has designed a dazzling formula to determine the real average income per acre in each of the states 99 and to set up an objective Standard so that gland in All counties is comparably Here is an example of How the department purports to do according to its 1975 procedures manual on determining Winch is still in effect suppose you owned ail acre of by Paul leav1tt pm litter staff writer the pending retrial of Robert Anthony Williams will produce some surprising new evidence and information contained in court records is scheduled to go on trial june 20 in Linn county District court in Cedar where the trial was transferred Friday at the request of attorneys for he is accused of the 1968 abduction and slaying of 10yearold Pamela Powers of his first trial ended with a conviction and life sentence in a Jet the supreme court earlier this year ordered a new trial it his right to counsel was violated at one new issues both prosecutors and defense lawyers have filed documents in Polk county District court that raise new issues that have not been previously defense lawyers Are Gerald Roger Owens and John All of Des Moines prosecutors Are Polk county Dan Rodney first assistant county and Robert an assistant county the defense May attempt to prove that Williams was Only an accomplice after the actual molestation and slaying occurred at the Myca in Des documents the court papers also indicate that the defense May attempt to prove that Williams was sterile at the time of the crime and unable to have produced the Sperna found on some of the clothing associated with the the lawyers have obtained the criminal record of Albert who is identified in court papers As working at the Myca at the time of the who died in a 1971 traffic Accident in is described in court records As a material witness to events which formed the for the prosecution of court order defense lawyers have obtained a court order examine medical records on those records May be important to the preparation of the Polk county District judge James Denato wrote in granting the Bowers was a janitor at the Myca on Christmas the Day the Pamela Powers was he was not called to testify at the first although witnesses said they saw him in the elevator with Williams just before Williams allegedly left carrying a Blanke wrapped Williams lawyer at that Henry said police questioned then let him leave the and his whereabouts became court records say prosecutors have Williams 120 die As fire and panic engulf big night club please turn to Page 11a a More than 120 Holiday engulfed in smoke and flame died when fire raced through a crowded night club saturday Southgate fire chief Dick Riesen Berg said there were 120 known dead and More bodies inside the rubble when the fire was put under control shortly before Midnight Iowa the fire chief blamed Many of the deaths on he said a number of people had been trapped inside the Beverly Hills supper club in this Northwestern Kentucky just across the Ohio River from Cin i heard people moaning and calling for said Walter a Busboy at the me and a couple of other busboys went Back in and started to help carry people we grabbed people by the shirts and anything we could didst believe warning Bailey said that when the fire broke out he grabbed the microphone and told everyone to but he said it took a full minute to convince the crowd there was a the worst thing of All was that a lot of people didst believe me when i said there was a they Are probably still in said the fire broke out just before Singer John Davidson went on he was rescued by his the cabaret where Davidson a to sing and where Many of the victims were has a capacity of adjoining rooms bring the buildings total capacity to everything was under control until the smoke broke said Ernie of his said persons began screaming and running for the doors they spotted the Bailey broke up the act of comedians Teter Mcdonald and told people there was a Small fire in the Kitchen and for everyone to move out Black smoke poured in As the doors were and panic witnesses bartender Gil Broadbeck suddenly the smoke hit and people jumping Over the it was so i get a breath a foot above the the fire broke out about 9 hundreds of firefighters reporters at the scene had to leave their cars and run nearly three Miles because of massive traffic snarls As ambulances of fire fighters poured into the Larry Manfield of a former fire chief at South said he was with a group of 80 persons in the cabaret i went around the whole looking for members of our group and she lived a himself stunned by the tragedy around helps to revive an unidentified woman Patron after other firemen carried her from a blazing dining room in Beverly Hills supper club in this a wire photo is copyrighted by the Cincinnati i Only saw a i saw two or three among the we had just got out of the door when a gust of fire broke people were Richard rust and Madonna doctors said they with a party of 30 Northern Kentucky doctors in the viennese the busboys were said Ive never seen anything like the one of Northern Kentucky prominent gambling casinos before a Reform movement drove out the Industry in the Early burned Down in but there were no casualties in that one of the worst nightclub fires in at the Coconut Grove in killed 491 persons on the and a memorial Day photo the people of Iowa tend lovingly each memorial Day to the Graves of their War the photo at the right and the photo essay in today picture Magazine record Beautiful moments of last years memorial Day in a cemetery South of and the photos and Story on Page one of today Iowa living Section pay tribute to a 95yearold Lowan who cared for the doughboy As a world War i offbeat Iowa Iowa has Many treasures for travellers tucked away off the beaten Page one of today Lowans at Home Section offers a fascinating selection of offbeat adventures that will make you want to get off the interstates Drakesville Oblong and Orange cites Klompen just for at Loose ends still looking for something to somewhere to go this Long weekend just turn to the whats going on column on Page 2 of the Iowa living built sri lid Cloi Ilfred to j farm j Iowa j Ottn of Iii productivity turn to 1 Deys retin listion f Section g Sci lion r Sec lion c if a Siauni b Sulu i b set Iii b 100

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