The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 27, 1969 · Page 15
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 15

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D«» Mein«« Sunday Regi Jxfv n, iw t,| Local Section SEE NEW Cl MANAGER BID By William Simbro (RWIsMr Stuff Writer) CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. - Interest is growing here in the. possibility of a special election calling for switching from thej commission form of city government to a city manager plan. The interested individuals nnd groups must come together within the next few days if they are to forge a campaign quickly enough 4o force a vote prior to this fall's city elections. The announcement, last week by Mayor Frank Bosh that, he , won't, seek a second term in j November has heightened inter- i est in seeking the change now. Give Reasons Potential leaders of a city manager' move cite a "leadership vacuum" in City Hall, growing unhappiness over the order of priorities the present, City Council has set for major projects, and that the statutory four-year time limit between votes on changing city government will be up Sept, 7. "We're going to revive it," said attorney Robert Nelson, one of the leaders in an abortive attempt to get in manager government four years ago. Nelson said petitions calling for a vote now are at a print shop. i Through the years. Iowa's second largest, city has made the commission form — ridiculed by many political theorists as inefficient, and outmoded — work remarkably well, most observers say. They say the key has been the 1 ability to attract high-caliber men to run for mayor and the four commissioner posts. Under the plan these five full-time officials both set policy and administer the daily operation of city government. Strong Mayor , When the manager idea came up in 1965, groups — such as the League of Women Voters — who usually back it came out strongly in favor of keeping the commission plan. They cited two reasons. With i a strong mayor, Robert M. L.; Johnson, and an experienced! council, things were going well.; Also, it. was recognized that many of the people in the "taxpayers association" backing the change were the city's dissidents and the disgruntled. Basically, they were unhappy, about plans for the Cedar Valley Expressway. Things have changed. In January, popular Parks Commissioner Don Gardner, a 13-year veteran, said he wouldn't run again. Three months later, he quit and left the state: Seven-term Finance Commissioner Sewart Shank is considered certain to retire, and, .Bosh, who was safety commis-; "sioner three terms before be- .coming mayor, said Tuesday IIP won't run and may resign before his term ends in January. Some of the persons who. sought council-manager government four years ago as an expression of their gripes are; on the scene again. Others, in still secret meetings around the city, are talking about a campaign that would be broad-based and would seek the new plan as a way to run a city rather than a means to settle old gripes. In the next few days, these persons are expected to lest public opinion. If the forces that move the city — big business, labor, news media and status organizations — are favorable the campaign will he' on. If not, these leaders will hold back and hope for the best in the fall elections. . In Iowa, only Cedar Rapids, Fort Dodge and Ottumwa still have the once-popular commission plan. High pay may save the system here. Bosh said he is "sure" this council will vote higher salaries for the next council under power granted by a new law. The mayor now gets $13,500 and the commissioners $11,875. A League of Iowa Municipalities official said the last week in September is the latest a special vote can be held. HEMORRHOIDS? REGISTER PHOTO BY CARL VOSS Flat Tire, Rule Exception Are 550 Misunderstanding By * Stuff Writer TIPTON, IA. — A flat fire and an pxception to auto track rules added up to a $50 misunderstanding here Friday for Roy! Wilson of Cedar Rapids. Cedar County Deputy Sheriff Richard Hancock said Wilson i was charged with assault last. Sunday night after he punched Larry Svoboda, the start- e r for auto races at the Cedar County fairgrounds. Haricwk said Wilson's year-old son actually caused the incident. Hancock told this story: Rules permit no one under 1* to work on the track, but Svoboda made an exception and permitted the Wilson youth to help maintain Wilson's cars in the races that night. One of Wilson's cars had a flat tire, but because it was not a championship race, the car ASK DAMAGES IN NICCUM SUIT A law suit filed by Highway i Patrol Lt. Arliss L. Boothe : against Per Mar Security and . ., Research Corp. asks a total of ^ $1,012,500 in damages for the " firm's relationship with its cm-, ployc. Michael Charles Nic'cum. convicted killer of Boothc's daughter, Linda. Koolhr's petition charRt'S negligence by the firm in issuing Niccum a gun that he had in his possession last Nov. 20 when he beat the Booth* girl to death with a golf rlub. A Summer Pipe Dream Twelve-year-old David Reeter of rural Prairie City takes a summer siesta in a section of culvert pipe at the Prairie City Concrete Products Co. plant «t Prairie City. Gospel Groups At Greenwood The weekly Community Sing at 7::in p.m. today in the Sylvan Theater at Greenwood Park will feature the Richard Allrn chorus, the Gospel Tones. an inter-racial and inter-denominational musical group of children from 4 to 15 years of age representing 58 churches in the Des Moines area. The program, entitled "Down the Gospel Trail," consists of choral and instrumental num- bers. It will be directed by Mrs. Alberta Williams' and the co-ordinator is Mrs. William Robinson. The numbers include "Oh Happy Day" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." Mrs. ! Russell Reeves will lead the sing. The program is free. r , The petition seeks $500.000 ac- wasn't permitted to re-enter the tual damages and also asks race after the tire was repair- $500,000 punitive damages for Miss Boot he's estate and $10,000 for her father to compensate for loss of her services and $2,500 to pay for medical, hospital and funeral expenses. A story in the Saturday Register inadvertently listed the to- ed. Wilson's son didn't know this and ran out on the track to Svoboda to berate him. Svoboda shook his finger at the boy when he refused to The boy told his father that ( a | damage figure as $5I2.0(K) Svoboda had struck him. Then The Register regrets the error. Wilson charged out to the track and punched Svoboda. 18-INCH CUCUMBKK Wilson Was fined $'50 in JUS- (TheR(!<)iM»r'« le,w«Ne«MSefVic.> tice of the peace court here. MONDAMIN. IA. -•• Mrs and was banned from entering Harry Moore of Mondamin lias cars in the races the remainder grown an 18-inrh-long Burplcss of this season. hybrid cucumber in her garden RCGISTPR PHOTO Freeway Crash Injures 2 An Iowa C'ily couple was injured al about (5:20 p.m. Saturday when their auto went out of control during a downpour at the Guthrie avenue interchange on the westbound lane of MacVicar Freeway. Hospitali/ed at Mercy Hospital were the driver, Cornelius Herlry, 57, and his wife. Cecilia S. Herley, 55. Police said the auto struck a guard rail and the force of impact tore the car's battery, right foreground, and the hood from the vehicle. <;i,'KSS WHO? [ t h* Rpqut^rt Iowa N'-w* \<vv LK MARS, IA. ---Loral of District Court Judge James P. 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