Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 3, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

January 03, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Stage Set For Iowa Speed Cut AMES (AH) The Iowa high- way commission believes it will cost about to change about highway signs to comply with the 55-mile per- hour speed limit imposed by a new federal law. The limit on Iowa Interstate highways now is 75 mph for cars and 65 mph for trucks. The night speed for cars and trucks is 65 mph. Primary daytime highway speeds are 70 mph for cars am 60 for trucks. Sixty is the speec limit for cars and trucks at night. Two-Week Task The commission's traffic safe ty director, Harold Schiel, said crews will begin the two-week Rep. Richard Drake Reasoner Lauds Iowa's Ability to Lead task of altering the signs within 30 days. The commission is planning the conversion on the assump tion that the Iowa legislate will pass legislation needed fo the change. Rep. Richard Drake (R-Mus catine) said Wednesday h would introduce a 5.5 mph spee limit bill early in the genera assembly session that begin Jan. 14. It should be one of the first major pieces of legislation taken up in the session since a new federal law gives the states just 60 days to cut speed limits to 55 mph or risk losing highway funds, he said. The bill would set the limit a 55 miles ah .hour for all vehicle on all highways, day or nigh except for emergency vehicle said Drake, chairman of th house transportation committee Another Section would set th speed limit less than, mph in the residential areas incorporated except fo school zones, emergency exi and other selected situations, h said. A third section will provid that the 55 mph limit is r pealed if the federal goverr ment repeals the federal legisl tion which was signed into la by President Nixon Wednesda as a fuel conservation measur Drake said. No Choice "We have no choice in tl matter as I see Drake said "The federal law says have 60 days to reduce spee limits to-55 miles-an hour they can cut million out Iowa's highway funds. Drake said his bill will pi- pose the 30 mph limit for ci residential areas to elimina speed traps. Residential, spee limit now is 25 miles an hour. "At least some cities hav< left speed limits arbitraril low so that they can set n speed Drake said "They move their corporation lines out into rural areas where there is maybe only one farmhouse within a mile or so. they nab the guy who drives 30 miles an hour out there, and the fines go into the city coffers." The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tburs., Jan. 3, 1974 y Gary Peterson DBS MOINES "Iowa njoys great respect around ic country for its ability to Harry Reasoner, ABC ews commentator and an- h o r m a n said Wednesday, icre for the kickoff of the "Io- wa 2000 program." The project will attempt to ave lowans address them- elves to their aspirations for he future in four major areas energy, economic develop- ment, natural resources and Ife enhancement. "The kinds of progress this ilale can make in a hurry Is significantly higher limn liny )lhcr state." Reasoner said he has heard t said in connection with Iowa md its problem solving ability hat the problem of cancel- should "be sent out to Ames and they would have a cure in a year. Iowa had corn blight one year and cured it the next." Very Individualistic Reasoner, a native of Hum- Harry Reasoner Praises lowans boldt who is making a three- day visit to his home stale, said he sees lowans as very individualistic. "They need to get a sense of community participation. Take Daylight Savings time, my uncle Harold used to say he didn't care what they did in DCS Moincs, he was going to stay on God's time. "This is the type of altitude that masl be tempered. Calling the state Innovative, Reasoner said "Iowa's prob- lems are all problems of op- portunity as opposed to prob- lems of panic. "American .said lieasoncr referring lo problems of panic, "has always been good at reacting lo problems, but not good at forsccing them. "The same is true for the whole society. There are prob- lems today that were here 10 years ago that either no one looked for or no one listened to. "I know there are problems now that will affect people in the year 2000 that you or I haven't thought of doing a story on. But they are there somewhere." Avert Problems Through "Iowa 2000" the slate hopes to avert as many forsecn and unforsecn prob- lems as it can. Iowa Gov. Hobert Ray launched the project which Wednesday will culminate in a governor's con- ference on Iowa in the year next June. Ray said the basic reason for "Iowa 2000" is lhat "this stale of ours will not bo what we merely imagine it to be in the future. "It will be what we want it lo be, but then only if we set goals, make necessary sacri- fices, extend the required ef- fort and have confidence lhat these goals will be reached." ABC's Reasoner said, "lowans are the best educated and most intelligent people in the country. Hight Choice "Iowa is in a position to make (he right choice and respond to the urgency of its problems. I would hate to see a .stale in that situation do nothing with the problems they do have. It is encourag- ing to sec the establishment of the stale not letting the prob- lems of the future sneak up on them." During his visit, Reasoner was scheduled to prepare a television program which will be used to spur interest in the "Iowa 2000" program. It can be seen on KCttG-TV Jan. 13 from lo p.m. Reasoner said the questions on the program will cover the anticipated size of the state in the future, the need for new industry and how to handle zoning and related environ- mental problems. SECURITY SYSTEMS ALL TYPES I-IKK IWRGLAR ALARMS Installation Stiles Service W. T. "JESS" FANDEl 364-5111 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA Delaware Okays Pay Hikes MANCHESTER Salary Hansel, deputy rcases, new appointments and Ruth Jones, clerk in the change of hours for the Dela- are county courthouse were pproved at the reorganization neeting of the Delaware county oard of supervisors Wetlnes- recorder's office, per month; Carolyn Wilson, first deputy of motor vehicle depart- ment, Linda Aldrich, and Mary Aldrich, both clerks in the treasurer's of- Supervisors Cecil Cannon )ale Pattoii were elected una- limously as chairman of the oard and- vice-chairman re- pectively. County home employes re- eived the following salary in- reases: Frank and Greta lead, administrators, (former- steward and from to each annual- y; Grace Munson, to 3on Munson, to and Bertha Hammond, to all paid monthly. Supervisors approved a monthly increase to for in-county resident care and a increase to for out of county resident care in 1974. New -appointments and sa- laries for courthouse employes were' approved as follows Custodians Mr. and Mrs. Har- vey Kohl's combined monthly salary was raised from to S600, and County Engineer Don- ald Smith's annual salary was increased from to Louis Nacheman and Mrs. Charles Gaul were reappointed to the county board of health for three-year terms. Supervisor Cannon was named chairman of county civil defense and Ray Woock was ap- pointed civil defense director at an annual salary of Salaries for the supervisors and other county offices were set at a previous meeting. Depositories for county fuqds were designated and the routine transfer of from the county general fund to the loca health fund was approved. Fees collected and paid to the :ounty fund were clerk of court, county auditor, ecorder, and sheriff, As of Jan. 7, courthouse employes will begin a 40-hour work week instead of the 37.5 they arc presently working. Employes will receive the same monthly or annual sala- ry as set. Courthouse hours are now 8 a.m. to .hrough Friday. After Jan. 7 ;hey will be extended to 5 p.m. Supervisor William Burbidge said that being open an extra r "would be a public service, especially after we go on Daylight time." Officers Are Named By Vinton's Firemen VINTON The following of- ficers were elected by the Vinlon volunteer fire department for a term starting Jan. 1, 1974, through Dec. 31, 1975: Gordon (Windy) Kunz, chief; Albert Garwood, assistant chief; David Hilc, captain; Bob LaGrangc, secretary; Bill Barron, treasur- er; and Glenn Dulin, fire mar- shal. David Hite succeeds Marion Isbell who retired as captain hut remains a fireman. Isbell had served as captain since 1956 with the exception of one.term. The other officers were re-elect- ed to their same positions. Advarllscmonl Mow Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort They Itnow n dcntnro mlhwilvo cim Jinlp. Pomlor given