Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 4, 1974, Page 9

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January 04, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Marion Selected In State By Pat Kress T h c Marion Independent school district has been selected by the Iowa slate department of public instruction to participate in a goal-setting project, Supt. Dr. Richard M. Sorensen told the board of education Thursday night. The project involves 60 Iowa school districts, drawn at ran- dom from each of 15 areas. A random sampling of students, educators, and community members will be asked to an- swer a set of statements about educational processes and pro- cedures. The project has been initiated to meet Iowa's obligation under Title III of the elementary- secondary education act. For continued funding under this 'act, the state must participate in this project. Analysis Each participating school dis- trict will receive an analysis ol responses from their district, as well as an analysis of responses from districts across the state. Dr. Sorensen said that the questionnaires should be distrib- uted within the next two weeks. The board spent a consider- able amount of time discussing air-conditioning of the vocal music room at the high school Two wall units could be in stalled in that room only for around The entire wes 1 perimeter of the high schoo could be air-conditioned for around These figures i exclude architect's fees. No decision was reached, ant the board agreed to table the matter temporarily. Dr. Sorens'ea briefly told of the auditor's report, which was received and filed. The report, Dr. Sorensen said, was a very good one, and the procedures which were rec- ommended last year in the report were found much im- proved. Board approval was given t a revised income scale for eligi .bility. for free. and reduce' -prices for hot lunches. Second reading and final ap proval was given to a board pol icy on contract dissolution. An other policy, on extra-curricular contract dissolution, was de layed for first reading nex month. Dr. Sorensen noted that Project chool district has requested rom Joint county a school psy- "hologist on all levels, and a eacher for the emotionally dis urbed on the elementary level, 'he Joint county board of edu- ation is expected to make a Iccision this month. Lack of Action The elementary staff held a meeting with three elementary counselors from the Cedar lapids school district on Dec. 20, Dr. Sorensen reported. Any recommendations on hiring ele- mentary counselors for Marion vill be made before budgel ime, he added. After a discussion of the lack of action by the architect and contractor on the mechanical difficulties at Montner school ihe board authorized the super- intendent to contact school at- :orney Ernest Pence to seek juidance on further action. Approval for high school grad uation at the end of the firsl semester Bulicek, was given to: Lynn Carter, Jake Mat iodar, Sue Hardy, Randy Hen derson, Laurie Hicks, Caro Johnson, Bonnie McDaniel Kevin Mohwinkle, Nancy Miller Debbie Nielsen, Karen Sands and Frank Vencke. A high school diploma was presented, with commendation to Craig Lowry. Approval was given to the monthly bills and the minutes of the Dec. 19 special meeting. Minutes of m eeting noted that the district has purchased a 66-passengcr International school bus chassis for from International Harvester Co., Cedar Rapids. The bid includes delivery to the body plant of High Point, North Carolina. A C6-passcnger Thomas body vas purchased from (he low idder, Safe-T-Uner Bus Sales DCS Moines, mounted on hassis and delivered to Marion, or In other action the board: Accepted the resignation of Clyde Dawson, custodian at rving. Approved agreements to each for the second semester or Brenda Folkmann, high chool physical education; and Carla Schmidt, first grade at Approved tax-sheltered annul- i e s for: Anthony Pantini, Charles Boquist, Patricia Scott, 'hyllys Huey, David Messerli and Duanc Datisman. Approved credit union deduc- ions for: Donald Sparrow, La- Vonne Turner, Dorothy Barnctt, Edward Oge and Charles Gould. YMCA Saturday's activity schedule at the Marion branch YMCA is: Gym grade school )oys' basketball 9 and 10 a.m. junior high open 11, senior high and adult 1 p.m., family 3, gym- nastics club 4, gym closed 6 to 7, teenager night 7; pool pro school lessons 9 a.m., youth les sons youth recreationa senior life saving class open swimming 1 p.m. pool closed 4 to 7, teenager Banking Hours. night 7. Change of Farmers State Bank will con- serve energy by closing Marion and Hiawatha lobbies 6 p.m. Fridays, beginning January 11. Drive-up windows will remain open Fridays until 8 p.m. AI other banking hours remain'un changed. Special Note: Ful service banking 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Thursday a Park Ban on Snowmobiles Is Reaffirmed The parks department is re- minding local residents that all motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles, are not permitted to operate in the city's parks. Charles A. Kremcnak, parks director, emphasized the wild- life areas along Indian and Dry creeks arc off limits to such vehicles. Kremenak said: "Further, city ordinance makes it unlaw- ul for anyone to hunt or trap on ny park lands within the city mils. Especially included in icse areas are American Le- ion park and the Indian and >ry creek properties. Violators 'ill be prosecuted to the fullest xtcnt of the law. "Sleds and toboggans in .merican Legion park are cau- ioned to use only the designat- d areas for sliding. These arc tie woodland trail and the chute' at the base of 'Suicide lill'. Undesignated areas are !angerous and invite ac- cidents." The director indicated some 3f these dangerous areas have jeen the scenes of accidents. Want Ad Notice: See page 1( idvertisement of today's Ga- :ette for new want ad deadlines ifeclive with the Tuesday, Jan- wry 8th Linn DeMolay Installation Set Linn chapter, Order of DeMo ay, will hold a public installa ,ion of officers Sunday at 2 p.m. "n the Masonic temple. Allen Murray, son of Mr. am Robert Murray, 901 Four eenth street, will be installec as master councilor. Other elected officers are Neil Machen, senior councilor Second Reading Is Given Bridge Confrol Ordinance By Larry Tanner.. ..Second reading was approved by the Marion council on an or- inance establishing control ver bridges and related struc- _ urcs and setting load limits in The''payment' is'lor" the" filial Linn-Mar Board Airs Staff, Class and Profile Reports By Pat Peterson At the informal work session of the Linn-Mar school board Thursday night, the board heard various reports on "the school profile, staffing, class size dis- tribution and 1971-75 and 1975-76 budgets. Dr. Glen Easterday, assistant superintendent for instruction, gave tlie school profile report. The report deals with each building in the district, showing BIG GEORGE! by Virgil "George wonders why we can't afford color." the make up of the school an the school's progress-on stan dard tests. Class Sizes After explaining some of th tables in the report, Dr. Easter day gave the report to boar members to study. Superintendent LeRoy Krus kop presented reports on stafi ing and class sizes. The staffing report shows tha there are an average of 65. professional staff per stu dents in the elementary; 65.8 ii the junior high and 74.1 in th high school for a system widi average of 67.6. The board has a policy tha there should be no less than 6 and no more than 70 profes sional staff per students ii the district. Kruskop reported that th mean class size in kindergarter through third grade is 23, and 2 for grades four through 12. Budget Estimates Kruskop gave budget 'es timates for 1974-75 which give a per pupil cost of for ar estimated enrollment of for a total general fund budge of This is a 4.13 pei cent increase over the 1973-7 budget. The budget estimates for 1975 76 give a per pupil cost of for estimated enrollmem for a total general fund budge of wich is a 6.07 cent increase of 1974-75. According to state law, th 1974-75 budget must be certifie by Aug, 15 and the 1975-76 bud get must be certified by Dec. 15 They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo HE'SSOINSOMATRIPAND WASN'T ABLE TO BORROW ANY VALISES- ITS PAIN- NECKER- HE'LL TAKE ANYTHING THAT'6 FREE! MAY-lw BE HE'S MOVING- I HOPE.' WOULD YOU ASKTOE MANAGER, PLEASE? HE'S IN THE BACK! WE OUTGOING ORDERS MISS- MAY I TAKE A FEW OF THESE CARTONS? THIS IS TOE AGE OF. SPECIALIZATION. THEYVE 60TA MANAGER IN CHARGE OF EMPTY BOXES- ccordancc with the recent en- inecring study and report. Councilman Floyd Emmons 'ondered how the city planned enforce the new code on ridges. City Manager Fred L. lay said he and City Engineer erry Chew had held a meeting n this matter and would study "We have done something wthless if we just pass an or- inance and put up some signs etting down the load Immons said. Staff Study Mayor William Grundy said: We can't get an answer to this onight. It will take some study >y the staff." Day agreed. The ordinance will be given me more reading before it be- comes law. Mildred M. Stickney was Allen Murray and Pidge Spear, junior counci or. Lynn Evarts is chapte sweetheart. The advisory board will act a installing officers. Sell House Mr. and Mrs Jim Birmingham of route have sold their former house a 4744 F avenue NE, Ceda Rapids, to Mr. and Mrs. Rober D. Heath. Possession was give this week. Sale was made b Kensinger, Realtors, in coopera tion with Fred J. Gibson an Co., Realtors. Beach Rites Fred Beach 92, formerly of 405 Ninth ave nue, died Friday morning in West Liberty nursing home. Ser-' vices are pending at the Mur-; doch chapel where friends may' call after 6 p.m. Saturday. Robert Mitchell No. 126, WRC, will meet Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the American Legion build- ing. Installation of officers is set. Lorraine Circle, Past Matrons OES, will meet Monday at p.m. in the Masonic temple. Dinner will be served at 6. pay hikes of five percent are set forth In the plan. Payment of was ap- proved for the Linn county health department for use of the county landfill area by the city. named acting city clerk for an ndefinite period by the council. Irundy named two persons to he planning and zoning com- mission. They are Sharon Pete, 85 Ridge drive, and Patricia Barry, 2865 Twenty-fifth avenue. They are replacing Phyllis ttsk who resigned, and James C. Galligan, jr. who won a city council seat and cannot serve in >oth capacities. Grundy re-appointed all de partment heads. The council approved salary adjustments in the 1974 budget for the city employes' pay plan. A computation error was corrected in the plan. Yearly quarter of 1973. Grundy appointed Councilman Victor L. Klopfenstcin as mayor pro tern. The B.A. Westbrock Construc- tion Co. of Marion was granted an extension of time in its con- ract for repair work at Legion Memorial swimming pool. Poor weather caused the delay in work causing the request for an extension. Painting work is ex- icctcd to be completed on the iroject next spring. Kczoning Final approval was given to ;he ordinance rezoning land in Bowman Woods VII addition 'rom A-l rural restricted to R-2 single family. The auditing firm of McGla drey, Hanson, Dunn and Co., o Cedar Rapids, cerlifid publi accountants, was named as the city auditing firm. Final approval was given an ordinance approving the use of standard cast iron pipe plumbing work. Second reading was approvec on an ordinance rezoning lam near the West Eighth avenue bridge from A-l to R-2 for the Hennessey Bros., Inc. In other actions, the council: Approved the official bonds for tlie positions of mayor, clerk and 'treasurer; Designated Roberts Rules of order for the council meetings; Received and filed the prelim- inary plat of Hamilton's addi- tion and referred it to the Plan- ning and Zoning Commission for action. The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Frl., 4, 1974 'Days of Rage1 Indictment Point To Name Ad Hoe City Plan Unit lowan POINT The city council lias approved, at the CHICAGO (UPI) U.S. of Mayor Eileen trict Court Judge Julius J. the selection of an ad man has dismissed a committee to aid in the long old indictment against city planning. members of the "Weatherman" Mayor Neenan made the action of the Students for during a special council Democratic Society Thursday night saying cluding an she felt youth, elderly, Among those who were charged with leading the riotous "Days of Rage" through Chica-jo streets in 1969 was Linda of various organizations, and the pastors of the churches should be included on this com- Svans of Fort Dodge, Hoffman acted on a govern-! Further goals for the ment request which noted that will be made at a later date. recent supreme court of the members jarring electronic the committee will be made without a court order the next council meeting. lave hampered prosecution other action, Mina Kennedy the sworn in as city treasurer, Hoffman, who became Brookman as clerk and quainted with Weatherman Gustoff as fire chief. H. W. tions during the 1969-70 was appointed mayor go Seven" trial, said that temp. view of the high court's "the government's motion A not be The indictment charged IRfiPluW. 1 the defendants crossed state lines, ''traveled, FISH speeches, published articles ARRIVIIIft made specific plans" for VZtl HnnlTinU SATURDAY disturbances at the SDS MORNING in HAWK FYF SFFD Papri Site (SMutr Stqribs (gazette In 1883 by The Gazette shed dally and Sunday ot SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa I Class Postage paid at Iowa, Subscription rates by car week. By mall: flight iinday Issues 12-25 a i carrier 85 cenls I edition and month, 324 year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 issues o month, J25 a year. Other i and U.S. territories HO a year. iall subscriptions accepted In areas The Associated Press Is entltle slve y to the all the per a: ie local news printed In this newspa- is well as all AP news dispatches. NEONS MALEBETTAS SILVER ANGELS TIGER BARBS OSCARS GOLD WAG SWORDS WHILE THEV LAST ..220 ..2U Three Charged in Burglary af Elkader ELKADER Three persons were being held in the Clayton county jail here Friday on charges of burglary. They were to be arraigned in magistrate's court later Friday. Charged were Gary Harry, 47, Connie Dement, 18, both of Du- buque, and Ronald Kiefer, 27, of Dixon, 111. The trio is accused of break- ing into a farm owned by Jane Ncylan north of Elkader and stealing antiques valued at about The three were apprehended by Delaware county authorities in Edgewood and turned over to Clayton county officials. 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