Iowa in Brief ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUES.^JAN .JI^jgTa Page 4 Iowa's Democratic Legislators List Top Ten Priorities DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Democratic members of the Iowa Legislature have announced a list of 10 priorities for the current session, headed by Property tax relief and state tax revision. The priorities were disclosed Monday by Senate Minor ity Leader James Schaben, D-Dunlap, and House Minority Leader Dale Cochran, D-Eagle Grave. In a news conference after caucuses, rhe Democrats said they also propose improving benefits of iwi PnbHe EmpjOyf: rlei -rirTy &n.z System, a wags ?U.&;z.yjr. -a*, elective b*rj*:=aa? f:-.- pualij err.pioyes, estaix-i-nr = '.egiiUzivs auditor i=c ;«rr :':»rrraine auditing, peminsng seaiffi sairKenaace ort22izaa «£S. establishing tigtc eortroii for c&rr.purerizs-d coo- fidectial records. legalizing bingo and other games of charx* ar-d granting adult rights a; age IS* On the property tax relief proposals, the Democrats want to shift the county obligation for such programs as aid to dependent children to state and federal funds. They also want the state to pay for the total cost of care of indigent mental health patients that is now paid through local property taxes. Other priorities listed by the Democrats include: — Improve benefits of IPERS system by improving benefits, raising the ceiling on contributions above the present annual salary ceiling of $7,800. — Wage collection law, to allow the state labor comission- er to arbitrate disputes between employes and employers on payment of wages and commissions. — Collective bargaining for public employes with a no strike clause. — Establish a legislative auditor, eliminating the legislative fiscal director and placing responsibility to audit state departments with that auditor. — P e r m i t t i n g the establishment of health maintenance organizations. — Placing tight controls on computerized confidential records in the Traffic records and criminal information system of the Public Safety Department. — Legalizing bingo and limited games of chance, basically carnival games. — Granting fall rights of adulthood to IS-year-olds. Roland Man Still Missing ROLAND, Iowa CAP)-The search continued here Tuesday for a 64 -year old P.oland farmer who »as last seen Dec. 31. Missing is Charles W. Strother, who lived alone at his farm about one mile north of here in central Iowa. Neighbors told authorities they saw Strother in a field near his home Dec. 31. Strother was first noticed missing on Jan. 3 when his brother-in-law, Gene Raymond of Roland, went to the farm. Raymond said the radio was turned on in the home, and Strother's car was at the farm. Assisting in the search have been the Story County sheriff's office, the Iowa Highway Patrol and volunteers who have combed the area on foot and with snowmobiles. Change Rules To Study Bills DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A change in rules of the Iowa House to assure members time to study bills before they come up for discussion on the floor has been urged by Rep. Arthur Small, D-Iowa City. Small, assistant minority leader, said Monday he will push at a Rules Committee meeting Wednesday for a rule to require at least one day's advance notice before any bill can be called up for consideration. He said he also will seek a requirement that amendments to bills be printed and circu lated to the members at least a day in advance. Small said that in the last session legislators frequently did not have time to give adequate consideration to proposed bills and amendments before they came up for debate. Murder Trial Jury Picked SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP)The murder trial of three young men was to continue here Tuesday after a jury was chosen during the opening session Monday. A jury of four men and eight women was empaneled in U.S. District Court to hear testimony in the fatal shooting of deputy U.S. Marshal Dick McKiimey in Cedar Rapids last July. Two alternates, both men, were also selected. The defendants are Aaron Doolin, 21, and Joseph Lee Love, 21, both of Cedar Rapids, and Bruce Stark, 22, Rock Island, ni. A fourth defendant, Denise Morgan, 18, Cedar Rapids, will be tried separately from the three men. Also charged in the murder indictment is Harry Reese, 24, Chicgo, 111., who has not been arrested. Arrest Youth Leaving Plane after he was taken from the plane. He was later apprehended and appeared before Municipal Court Judge Luther Glanton who ordered Reed released from custody after continuing the case for one year. Reed's father, Cecil A. Reed, is a former Iowa legislator and is a regional manpower administrator for the Job Corps in Kansas City. Want New Ag Building DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The new agriculture committee chairmen in the Iowa Legislature believe a new building should be constructed to house the state Department of Agriculture. Sen. Dale Tieden, R-Elkader, chairman of the senate agriculture committee, said Monday agriculture in Iowa "is important enough for the state to have its own agricultural building." Tieden said another factor in favor of such a building is that more space is needed in the capitol building for the legislature "and this would be one way to provide more space." Rep. Wendell Pellett, R-Atlantic, chairman of the house agriculture committee, said the building "is a must." He said "a lot of states less important in agriculture than Iowa have their own state agricultural buildings." Pellett said the cost of a new building should be paid for by the state and not just by farmers. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)David Reed, a University of Northern Iowa student, was ar- ] owa > S Funds rested at the Des Moines Municipal Airport Monday after he reportedly tried to get off a commercial airliner while it was moving on the ground, authorities said. Already Spent DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Iowa's portion of the federal Reed, 20, from Kansas City, revenue sharing money is "al- Mo. and a junior at UNI, was ready spent," Senate Minority charged with resisting arrest. Leader James Schaben of Dun- Larry Fredette, Ozark Airline charged Monday, manager here, said Reed broke The Democratic leader said away from airport employes I°wa has spent the money be- YOU EXPECT MORE FROM ESTHERVILLE FEDERAL . . . and you get it! Choose The Interest Rate That You Want ESTHERVILLE SAVINGS FEDERAL • ASSOCIATION 121 NORTH SIXTH STREET ESTHERVILLE, IOWA 51334 cause "we have taken into account growth that isn't there." Schaben called for a complete independent outside audit of all state accounts as of July 1, 1973, the start of the next fiscal year. He contended that the state has overspent its budget by over projecting growth of income tax and other revenue. "I don't think that next year income tax will be as high as this year, particularly in agriculture," he said. He said if the state books truely reflected the condition of the state treasury, the state would definitely need revenue sharing funds to balance the budget. Senate Adopts Old Rules DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa Senate has adopted the rules of the 64th General Assembly as the temporary rules of the 65th with a single exception. The exception adopted on Monday changed the required number of votes to suspend the rules from 34 — a two-thirds majority — to 26, a simple majority. Assistant Minority Leader Gene Glenn, D-Dubuque, accused the Republican majority of changing that rule because the Republicans have only a 2822 majority in this year's session instead of the 37 13 majority they enjoyed a session ago. Iowa Senate Defeats Bill DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Iowa Senate has defeated 28-19 the first attempt in the that body this year to require disclosure of fees and payments to lobbyists. Sen. Gene Glenn, D-Ottumwa, tried on Monday to amend the temporary Senate rules to require lobbyists to report fees and payments on the 15th day of each month. The amendment was defeated primarily along party lines, with only Sens. H. L. Heying, D- West Union, and Lowell Junkins, D-Montrose, voting with the Republican majority and Sen. Joseph Coleman, D-Ciare, voting "present." Members of the Republican Majority said the rule to require lobbyists to disclose their income would be considered when the rules committee draws up permanent rules. Fire Strikes At Long Grove LONG GROVE, Iowa (AP) Fire leveled a vacant two-story farm house near here Monday, according to Ronald Oetzmann, fire chief of Long Grove. Oetzmann said that no flammable materials were found on the scene, and there was no chance of electricl failure. Arson was suspected. This was the seventh incident of suspected arson in the past 13 months in the Long Grove area. Extend Loans Another Week DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Farmers in 19 Iowa counties still have a week to apply for emergency disaster loans, according to Rep. William Scherle, R-Iowa. Scherle said Monday the deadline for applying is Jan. 15. He said there has been confusion as to when the loan periods end after an announcement in December by the Nixon Administration that disaster loans through the Farmers Home Administration were being discontinued. Scherle said the counties where applications can still be made are: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Clayton, Crawford, Delaware, Dubuque, Fremont, Harrison, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Union. Iowa Receives Second Check DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Iowa received a check Monday for $11,954,411—the state's second installment of federal revenue sharing funds. The first check, for $12.4 million, was received last month. Both checks have been deposited and are drawing interest until they are disbursed by the Iowa Legislature, Gov. Robert Ray said. SGT. STRIPES... FOREVER by Bill Howrilla C¥AY,MfiT£...CMYeSZ iDEMTTFr TRe Peeeu THAT SEAT ^rfo? so BAP, "IHAT "Tfe£ cVWTsee «flfcAk*HTf" WINTHROP by Dick Cavalli AVAVBE I'M NO O^RV GRAwn.. ® 1973 by HtA, Inc., T.M. H« B U.S. Par. OH ... BUT I'M MO LIONEL BARRV/WORiS, EITHER via* t-9 THE BADGE GUYS by Bowen & Schwarz CARNIVAL by Dick Turner SIDE GLANCES by Gill Fox t IWl hy NfA. tat, TM. » M US Pol OH "What did I learn in school today?" "I learned that the kid who stood next to me in the corner has a frog for sale!" "Of course I love you. I've told you things I wouldn't even tell my bartender!"
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