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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 3

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Tuesday, May 5, 1970
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Costs Soar, GmmcilTdld A recreation building at S.E, Twenty-si*th court and Scott stfeet will cost more than, $65,000 to complete' — over twice the original estimate — the be* MoineS City Council was told Monday night. The * iOO-by.40 foot steel building was purchased sec* ond-hand from the Des MoteeS CSolf and Country Club last fall. Original estimates were that the building would cost around $25,000. / City Manager Tom, : Cfieno- weth. reported to th/'council Monday that an,architect's estl* 'mate is that-ibout $36,000 *ffl be needed to.l complete interior construction work on the build- lng. x ' 'The council voted,to let bids tor the project. About $26,000 has already been paid to purchase _the "building from the country club and move it from the club's golf course in Dallas County. Additional funds beyond the estimated $65,000 construction costs will be needed to furnish the recreation center with equipment and furniture. The building was purchased from the country club by State Senator William Reichardt (Dem., Des Moines) and Watson Powell, jr., an insurance firm executive. It was later sold to the city — included in part of the moving costs. This process was used, city officials said, because there wasn't sufficient time last fall for the city to place a bid and buy the building directly from the country club. Fears U.S. Shift To Police State COLUMBIA, MO. (AP) Newspaper columnist Carl Rowan opened the Journalism Week at the University of Missouri with a prediction Monday that the United Stales is becoming a police state. Newspapermen should be able io see the handwriting of a repressive society on the wall when the government continually dishes out false information, the former head of the U.S. Information Service said. He accused the government of distributing "snake oil," Rowan's term for government-supplied information which appears to be true but is hot. Citing Cambodia as an example, Rowan urged that the American public not be drowned in "phony optimism." Workers Back At Packing Firm Workers at I D Packing Co., S.E. Eighteenth and Scott streets, were back on their jobs Monday after a wildcat strike that idled the plant Friday. A company spokesman said, the dispute that prompted the walkout about 11 a.m. Friday has been referred to a grievance committee. The 300 members of Uie Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's union stopped working Friday after two employes were discharged. Union officials said the two men fired had refused to work on. a loading dock they considered dangerous. Italian Prisoners In Hunger Strike ROME, ITALY (REtfTERSt — More than l.OWTprisoners in Italian jails were on a hunger strike Monday night in protest amnesty recently granted by the government. REGISTER PHOTO BY HENRY BARNETT Sun and Shadows A study in sun and shadows centers around Linda Ergcr, 20, of Cedar Rapids. In Des Moines Monday for the State Dental Assistants' convention, Linda takes a breather at Gray's Lake beach. . " " COUNCILSHUNS ANTI-WAR BID A moratorium spokesman asked the Des Moines City Council Monday night to go on record against U.S. intervention in Cambodia. The council took no action on the request, but two cbuncilmen criticized anti-war activities in Des Moines. Kevin Armstrong, a moratorium spokesman, said he objects to criticism of antiwar protesters made at past council meetings. . "We consider ourselves to be patriotic," he, said. "We're standing up for the ideals of America — that all men were created equal— ideals of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Declaration of Independence." Councilman Robert Scott commented that he doesn't believe "that people who march fit opposition" to'-the war "have any part in this society." Councilman Charles Van- derLinden, jr., echoed Scott's criticism of the war protesters. VISITATION DAY (The-Realster's Iowa News Service) • WAVERLY, IA. - About 350 high school students from Iowa and several neighboring states are expected to attend Wart^ burg College's Spring'Vis- itation Day hgra- Wednesday for prospective' Warthurg freshi men. Deny Jobless Benefits for Balking ajt Negro Foreman A man who refused to work under a Negro foreman was denied unemployment benefits Monday by the appeals tribunal of the Iowa Employment Security Commission The tribunal, reversing a dep-' uty's earlier decision, ruled against the unemployment benefits claim of Stephen J. Wilson of rural La Harpe, 111. Wilson was fired last September by Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., the main government contractor at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant near Burlington. Minority Group "The uncontradicted testimony of the employer shows that he (Wilson) bad no reason to refuse to work for this party except that the foreman' was of It added: "This is clearly an unsatisfactory reason for refusing to do the job and is a flagrant violation of public policy contrary to both the federal and state laws and decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. "His refusal was an act of insubordination and was deliberate misconduct in con-- oection with his employment for. which he was discharged." The tribunal said Wilson worked for the foreman for "a while" and then told the. supervisor "that he would not work for this foreman." Firm Informed The incident was reported to the company's employment office the next day and Wilson was advised he was fired. The deputy whose decision a minority group," the tribunal was overturned by the tribunal said. j had-found that Wilson's separation was "for, no disqualifiable reason" and that Wilson should have received seven weeks' unemployment i>enefits. The deputy's ruling was appealed to the tribunal by Mason & Hanger. G.O.P. Precinct Caucuses Discuss Abortion, Taxes By Michael Sorkin > Abortion, high taxes' and economy in government were among the issues discussed Monday night as Republicans in Polk County and the rest of Iowa held their annual precinct caucuses. The 117 Polk precincts elected delegates to the county convention on July 12. Each precinct is entitled to two delegates, plus an additional delegate for each 150 persons in the precinct who voted for the 1968 Republican candiate for secretary of state. Attendance was generally light Monday night. There were no set agendas for the Polk meetings, allowing the party faithful to take up whatever issues they felt were important. Some precincts suggested issues they hope will be incorporated into the state platform. Resolutions adopted Monday night may be considered at the county convention. The- Republican platform committee, which- has been holding hearings around the state, will also draw»jup proposed platform planks'for submission ^io-"The state con- jventionT Precinct 10 at Greenwood School adopted a proposal to liberalize abortion laws in the state. 'The resolution, adopted unanimously by the 20 Republicans at the caucus, says, "No woman should be forced to bear an unwanted child." Polk Democrats adopted a similar abortion plank at their county convention last month. PAKISTAN PROTEST DACCA, PAKISTAN (REUTERS) — Students protesting American involvment in Cambodia burned an effigy of President Nixon during demonstrations Monday at the U.S. Information Center here. O.K. Easements For Power Line The Des^Moines City Council approved Monday easements for a 161,000-volt power line along the Des Moines River. Action on the request from Iowa Power and Light Co. for the easement had been delayed several weeks in order to act after a report was completed by a special committee studying underground wiring. Fred Weitz, chairman of the special committee, has reported that burying 161,000-volt lines isn't feasible. A complete report will be ready in about 10 weeks, he said. The 161,000-volt line' runV along the west bank of the^Des Moines River bet\veen"Second and Universitjravenues and in •BirjilanrJ~and McHenry parks. Mull Revocation Of Beer License The Des Moines City Council Monday voted unanimously to ask George Marines, operator of the FountainJTap at 506 Sey> enth St., to show why his beer license shouldn't be revoked. The action came after the council unanimously denied an application by Candice Yvette Winters, 25, of. 697 Eighteenth st., to dispense beer at the Fountain Tap. She has been charged previously with giving indecent performances as part of her tavern go-go act. Councilman Jens Grothe moved to revoke the Fountain Tap's license for attempting to hire Miss Winters. SPRING-SUMMER TERM Evening Classes for Adults Beginning the Week of May 11 Brody Junior High School Hoover High School (Monday eveninss twinning May 11} (Wednesday evening! beginning May 13) Tech High School (Mon.-Tues.-Wed.) * Office Skills ir General Business * Homemaking * Arts and Crafts if Art, Music if Reading improvement if languages if Special Interests it Leisure Time Skills if Driver Education Continuation of on-aoing classes: Evening High School (Tech); Adull Basic Education and Hiah School Equivalency (Various locations) Call U4-7I01; for information concerning specific courtet to be offered. Department of Adult Education Des Moines Public Schools ReqlifeF 5, 1970 VOTES SI 0,000 TO GRAY'S LAKE The Des Moines City Council voted Monday to allocate $10,000 to operate Gray's Lake as a park this summer and $9,500 for future planning'of the lake. 8 Councilman Richard Olson voted for the lake funds, but said that he thinks the city's park board was mistaken to ban power boats from -the lake this summer. He safd that it will take weeks of clean-up before the lake can be used adequately as a park. Councilman Robert Scott, the lone councilman to oppose granting .thejake funds, said that a 48-inch water main to be laid in the vicinity of the lake will block access to the water during much of the summer. Approve Skiing On DM. River Approval of unlimited water skiing on the Des Moines River received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday night. —The—city's Riverfront—Improvement Commission has recommended lifting present restrictions on water skiing areas in the river. The council voted Monday to order the city's legal staff to write an ordinance to implement the recommendation. W.D.M, TRIMS ASSESSMENTS By Dai^PiHer '_ The West Des Moines City Council Monday night agreed to lower the assessments for paving projects completed last year for 19 lots on Twenty- eighth place and Twenty-eighth street just south of Interstate 235. Property owners asked for the reassessments, contending that the design of the housing development makes the houses front on both streets, doubling the special assessments for the paving construction. • Seventeen of the 19 assessments were reduced by 50 per cent. The, othr two will be de-. creased by more than 50 per cent, said West Des Moines city engineer Jim Brown. Assessments for paving projects on Twenty-second street, Thirty-fifth street, Fiftieth street, and- University avenue were left unchanged by the council. In other action, Councilman Frank Duncan recommended retention of the city's present liability insurance, allowing the three-year policy to run its course. Mayor Murray Drake reported that West Des Moines will soonjiire a director-of -industri- al^deveropmeht. He said several applicants have been interviewed. The council deferred action on a request by Russell Boone of rural route one, West Des Moines, to erect three billboards adjacent to 1-35 and the West Des Moines .clovejleafr"' Question: Do the categories of music within contemporary rock musid, such as "proaressive rock," "blues rock", "jazz rock", designate distinct: and meaningful d///erences between these kinds of music, or arc they all basically the same thing? (Aniwers obtained if KFMG-FM FtOio station, Dei Monies.) Jay Martin, 23, of Des Moines, station manager of KFMG-FM radio station: "I Junk it's Auction of Boats, Motors by State Sixteen boats, seven boat trailers and 21..outboard motors in varying conditions of usability are among a wide variety of equipment that will be sold by the Iowa Conservation Commission at a public auction Saturday at Lake Ahquabi State Park near Indianola. All the items have been used by commission personnel in the state parks and recreation areas. The items may be inspected after 9 a.m. Saturday; the auction starts at 10 What Do You Think? virtually impossible to make any- categorical distinctions in contemporary music other than that contemporary music is basically what we call 'progressive rock' and includes a wide blending of styles. It is easiest to define 'progressive rock' as what it is not — for example, it is not airport music, cocktail music or soul mysic. But there is no Scott Ross, 25, of Des Moines, art director for KFMG-FM radio station: "I think definitions of comtemporary music, such as those you mentioned, are mainly used by press agencies in an attempt to classify such music for the convenience of record shops,, record distributors and theirfiling_ -systemsrHr don'rifimk their. importance goes much beyond that. There's too much cm- p h a s i s on classifying contemporary music.. I record that fits exclusively into one category, think this Y is because people get uptight when other than in contemporary music." . they don't* have a word for something." ' Ron Sorenson, 22, of Des Moines, program director of KFMG-FM radio stafion: "When *""* you're talking about con- temporary-music^ou're usually referring to what we call 'progressive rock'. It covers a wide area of musical styles, including classical rock, as witnessed by Frank Zappa playing with the Los Angeles orchestra. You've got to differentiate it from that vast realm of music we call 'elevator music' and commercial rock, which is less lyrical and complex. More than anything it's a place to experiment with styles." Bill Plymat, 23, of Des Moines, sales manager for KFMG-FM radio station: "Progressive rock is thought by many people to be hippie music because .most people who play it wear long hair and w i 1 d clothe ST- Progressive' rock is--what underground music used to be but which has grown up in a sense and comprises the. core of the. music business today. When you look at the BILL ', Top 5u charts you see PLYMAT that 37 out of 50 arc bas . ically progressive rock numbers. Progressive rock is experimental." Expect Iowa Dentist O.K. j BLAMES DADS To an Insurance Company By Stephen Seplow The Iowa Dental Association's (IDA) House of Delegates is expected to approve today establishment of a dental insurance company in the state. •—^ — discussed by dentists here for The-insurance company, to be called a dental service corporation, would act as middleman between deri^ tists and unions or other organizations taking out insurance for its members. D en t ists would control the corporation, thus freeing them from ' HOMER dealing with/ r "AKE ... . the government or private insurance companies. IDA secretary Dr.. Homer Hake said dentists would have to submit their fee schedule when they agree to participate. "If a dentist's fees are in line, they will be accepted and he would be paid on that basis," he said. "If they are too high, he would be asked to lower his fees." A patient whose dentist refuses to meet acceptable fee standards would have to pay his dentist directly and then apply for compensation with the service corporation, Dr. Hake said. He said the patient then would receive only •tbe- amount allowable^,for""the work, ^not--tiie full cost charged by the dentist. An insured p a t i e nt who chooses to use non-participating dentists also would have to pay his dentist and then- apply to the service corporation { for repayment. Dr. Hake said he- expects 10 years. But the idea was given great impetus last December, he said, when the United Auto Workers (UAW) told the American Dental Association (ADA) that it intended to negotiate for dental insurance this year. Requested Setup Dr. Hake said that with some 28,000 UAW members in Iowa, the ADA asked the local dental association to try and form a corporation. "This could cover 1.5 million people nationally and mean one-quarter of a billion dollars," Dr. Hake said. "We didn't want to be a stumbling block for something of this magnitude, so we got busy." The'House of Delegates will Tneet at 9 a.m. today at Hotel Savery. The IDA'S annual convention most of the state's 1,200 prac ticing dentists to participate in the program. Some Opposition He acknowledged that there is some opposition from dentists "who prefer to run their own show." But he predicted that eventually all Iowa dentists will participate in the program. / **Dr. Hake said the service corporation, concept has FOR DINING OUT Outdoors that .is! Whether you choose to dine or lounge, pleasant evenings are in store with your porch or patio equipped with sturdy and comfortable wrought iron furnishings. See our window display- Delivery in Iowa Professional _ .. _ Decorator Service Furniture Co. 2507 lagersoli 244-3243 Open Monday Eve*. w i 11... continue, Wednesday. here through Feminist Leader To Talk at UNI (The Resistor's Iowa News Service) CEDAR JFALLS..IA. - Ti- Grace Atkinson,, a leader of the women's liberation movement, will speak as part of the University of Northern Iowa Controversial Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. today in the Univer- oitvr ITnll **-t 41_ _ T Y • •. sity "Hall Union. of the University FOR PUSHING • ' f . LEAGUE-^ Continued from Page One the pressure, face a ~ Little League World Series." He questions whether this is a wholesome experience for a young boy. In an excerpt from the Washington Star accompanying the Schwertley article, writer William Hines quotes a physician as saying the Little Leagues do not require even a cursory physical. The physician said he would like to see the program toned down or broken up. A Father's Pride "Little League,, c%w ( 'V according to the physician, has become one of the commonest complaints in every pediatrician's practice. Hines acknowledges that it is natural for a father "to watch with pride the prowess of his offspring on the playing field." But, after reviewing the possible injurious physical effects of the highly competitive league _ system with its commercially sponsored teams and highly organized tournaments, Hines takes a hefty swing at Dad. .."There is more than faint suspicion," Hines says, "that the Little League is an ego- reinforcement for the perennial adolescent who, pushing 40, passes the ancestral jockstrap on to junior because he isn't the man he used to be — and probably never was." —*a*> «»£* <l> N_> sS& .<_&""S^ J "i AMERICA'S -NOV.1- All w h i t a or <j/e«n and bong leather uppers, • $19 taxffc OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE 1 GOLF SHOE FOR WOMEN LAZY* Store Hours 9:30-5:30—Member Park and Snop 710 Wglnut St.

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