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1963 June - War II. Treasurer's Ironic Joke Prophetic of...
War II. Treasurer's Ironic Joke Prophetic of His Arrest TREASURER- TREASURER- Continued from Page One man, Richard Ades. went to the treasurer's office. R I m m e r, recognizing Ades as an old friend, jokingly jokingly remarked: "Well, you got me, Dick," and laughingly laughingly held up his arms as if to surrender. While Rimmcr joked with cused in a scheme in which treasurer charged delinquent delinquent auto license plate buyers the required penalty fee, but did not, in many cases at least, forward this monev. Penalty fees are charged the tw0 highway patrolman, the basis of five percent Miler and Wade checked the month of the total license j office records and found that fee, and in the case of auto- auto- the six vehicle owners were mobiles it is never less than! not recorded as paying pen-Si. pen-Si. alty fees, Miler said. Duplicates j .Tm , Wjnd but In the case of truck license. you're under arrest," said Miler. County Attorney Burris said he had a statement from fees the penalty costs could much hicher. Miler said Rimmer is ar-l ar-l ar-l Statements cused of making out duplicate duplicate registrations so that rec ords in his own office and Rimmer but "Rimmer didn't those at the Statehouse in j tell us much." He said he also Moines did not show that, had statements from other motorist had paid a persons in the treasurer's of fice. Rimmer penalty fee. The record which the motorist himself kept, however, however, showed this penalty fee as being paid, Miler said. Rimmer was taken from office to the office of Justice of the Peace Clifford Miller. He made no plea and Miller set bond at $5,000. Cash Bond Upon request of Rimmer's attorney this bond was reduced reduced to $2,500 and was paid cash. Sheriff Clarence Hinke said Rimmer's wife went to a and drew out a $3,000 certificate and that this used to provide the bond Rimmer reportedly told in vestigators that he was $120 in his office accounts had decided to make it by the penalty charge. Tells Steps drew his name "Windy" from the fact that for years he has played trumpet trumpet in Lyman's German Band, a popular favorite at dances in this area. He is a member of the Lutheran Church and was its treasurer for several years. He has been a golfer and bowler in the Maquo-keta Maquo-keta Maquo-keta area. Friends said Rimmer drives a 5-year-old 5-year-old 5-year-old 5-year-old 5-year-old Chevrolet which he bought on time payments. Sheriff Hinke, who accompanied accompanied Rimmer to the arraignment, arraignment, said he has known the treasurer for years. "And this really shook me up," he ! said. "Made Me Sick" Burris, also a friend of Rimmer's, Rimmer's, said "this has made me Tells Steps sick, i ve known the man for . . 'years and have respected Mj,er detaied the steps of investigation this way: 0tto Reel, vice-president vice-president vice-president of in reoruary muei wmtne Jackson County Bank, iMinmu n wn itsuimv matter when a motorist entered and said: "Well here I am again to pay another delinquent license license fee." Miler said a woman clerk examined the man's old auto registration and told him he mistaken because the did not show a penalty payment. Miler said the man then produced his own copy which showed he had paid a penalty. Letter of Complaint About a month later Miler and also a member nf the Gernv.in band, described R'm-mcr R'm-mcr R'm-mcr as a "high-type "high-type "high-type fellow and a life-long life-long life-long friend." Other friends said Rimmer Rimmer dressed conservatively, conservatively, did not smoke and drank rarely, if ever. "You never saw him around town late at night," said another another friend. Pesch to Speak At Shriners' Ball he received a letter from PuNHhtd every wfkd Tnornlnr br DS MOINKS KEOIs'tBR AND State Safety Commissioner Carl Pesch will speak tonight at the Gala Potentate's Bull nf 7 cid Temnlp Nn On ai lln- lln- Jackson County man com-, com-, com-, Kirkwood. ' An" estimated plaining about having to pay m s penalty when another man not. Miler said he checked in Moines and found no

Clipped from The Des Moines Register01 Jun 1963, SatPage 5

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)01 Jun 1963, SatPage 5
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