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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Million Saving Reported On Interchange Project in C.R. Magistrate Court By Itojjer Green AMES By rclotting bids for the highway 30 Interchange on 1-380 in soutliwcsf GxJar- Hapids, the Iowa highway commission has saved about million. 'J'he commission Wednesday accepted low bids for the work totaling about million. Bids for the project were re- jected Nov. 7, 1973 because (hey were about million above the engineers' estimates. Keith Davis, commission con- tracts engineer, said specifica- tions on (he bids were chmigcdlwork eaiiswl Die lotal lo Im '.IK to call for concrete shoulders rather than asphalt shoulders. This muvi; would allow the contractors to better coordinate concrete work, but could have resulted in higher costs because of the greater expense of con- crete compared to asphalt. ..In November liids November, bids for the grading portion of the contract fell within the engineers' es- timates, but bids for paving Another Change Made in College District Schedule i n the College school district. Supt. James G. Energy concerns have caused another change in school hours Community Bayne an- nounced Tuesday night kinder- gartens students will begin at- tending all day every other day effective Jan. 29. The change will last for the rest of the year and is expected to save about in gasoline and driver costs. The procedure was tiled experimentally last year. Kindergartners now attend school for a half day every day. Details of the new schedule, such as which days the children will attend school, will be worked out by the elementary sshool. Additional Help Bayne said additional para- professional help will be hired to assist the 'kindergarten teach- ers in handling the youngsters all day. The school district Monday announced its starting time would change from a.m. to a.m. beginning Wednesday because of the country's return to Daylight Saving time. School officials considered the darkness at 7 a.m. and, the cold weather created unsafe condi- tions for children walking to their bus stops. Other Business In other business, the school board Tuesday night adopted a revised policy on school bus conduct. The addition to the policy states that parents are responsi- ble for Supervision of students Two Men Injured in Mishap at Station CORALVILLE A freak ac- cident at a Coralville service station Tuesday injured two City men. The accident occurred at 1 p.m. when Dan. Peterson and Doug Marberry were pushing a car from a service stall at Quinn's Texaco station on high- way G in Coralville. The clutch was accidentally engaged by. the man steering the car. The car jerked forward and struck the two men. The two were taken to Mercy hospital in Iowa City where they were treated for leg injuries and released. until the students board the buses in the morning and after they leave the buses at the end of (lie day. The board adopted the 1974-75 school year calendar Kvhich calls for students to begin classes on Aug. 22, with Christ- mas vacation running from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. Classes for students will end May 30. Accepted Gift The board accepted the gift of two basketball scoreboards for the higli from the school Lonnie gymnasium Christcnsen memorial fund. Christensen, a Prairie high school student, was killed last fall in 'a motorcycle accident and his family donated the scoreboards in his memory. The resignation of Chuck Dos- tal as Prairie high school foot- ball coach was accepted. He will remain a teacher at the school. Gary Leeper, a physical edu- cation teacher and assistant football coach, was appointed by the board lo replace Dostal as football coach. Trudeau Trip OTTAWA Min- ister Trudeau is planning a trip to Europe next month to talk about improved trade 'arrange- ments, and hopes to visit Brus- sels and Vienna. percent over the estimates. On the second round, the jradiiig bids increased slightly, but paving bids dropped, creat- ing the million decrease. The bids were still about million over estimates under the earlier specifications, but were slightly less than the new es- timate, Davis said. He blamed uncertainty on fuel supply shortages for the exces- sive bids last time. We still have a lot of that, but I think our estimators are spotting he said. The delay should have no ef- fect on the work schedule for the project, Davis reported. It was too late to begin work dur- ing the last construction season even when the bids were reject- ed in November. Work can still start in the spring and Davis does not antic- ipate the delay affecting the final completion date. The work will carry over about a two-and-a-half-year period. A combination of three Iowa companies were awarded con- tracts on a majority of the work. R. B. Burch, Inc., Cedar Rapids; E. M. Duesenberg, Inc., Des Moines, and McCarthy Im- provement Co., Davenport, sub- mitted combination low bids on all but one portion of the proj- ect. Hanson Construction Co., low twin concrete box culvert on the highway 30 portion of the in- terchange. The following low bids were submitted by the three-company combination: A total of for re-en- forced culverts for both high- way v 30 and 1-380 portions of the projects. for grading and paving work on the 1-380 portion of the interchange; for grading and paving work on the highway 30 portions of the project. Blackford Admits Weapons Charge tant disregard" of the Iowa bor- rowing public. ISl'lHG Director Betsey Sea- man said the committee re- Sjwndwl to pressure from cred- itors rather than a concern for Iowa consumers when they raised interest rates. She said 1SPERG is "espe- Itobcrt (ilackford, jr., I'alo'daily shacked" by the commit- Jed guilty last week in magis-jtce's deci si on recommending rate's court to an amended lifting rate ceiling from re- charge of manner of convey- jvolving charge accounts, cincc and was fined andj "Representatives of the com- coils, jmcrcial interests claim that the He was charged with carryingjeost of extending credit is aboul a .38 cal. revolver on Dec. 18. ,Ui Mrs. Seaman said. "Why give them license Ic make profits from credit sales when Ihey arc not in the busi- Hutchins Fined On Assault Count James Hutchins, 1025 Twenty- seventh street, Marion, was ound guilty Monday in magis- rate's court on a charge of as- ;ault and battery and was fined and costs. He was charged with assaull- ng Nancy Butler on Nov. 21. Jensen Bound to Linn Grand Jury George Jensen, no address, ivas bound over lo the grand ury following a preliminary icaring last week in mag1.-: rate's court on a charge of malicious injury to a building. He is charged with setting fire o blankets and a mattress in :he Linn county jail on Dec. 28. Washington, submitted a bid of for a Man Is Sentenced On Amended Charge David Mclntyre, G54 Thirty- fourth street SE, pled guilty last week in magistrate's court to an amended charge of larceny less than and given a 30-day sus- )ended jail sentence. He was charged with taking ,ools valued at more than torn Carroll E. Powell on Nov. 30. Nixon Gives Promotion to Middle' East Expert Sisco SAN CLBMENTE, Calif. (AP) Middle East authority Joseph Sisco will be nominated to suc- ceed William Porter as under- secretary of state for political affairs; the western White House has announced. Porter will be nominated as ambassador to Canada, a presi- dential spokesman said. Sisco, a career foreign ser- vice officer, had announced plans of leaving the state de- partment to accept the presi- dency of Hamilton college in New York. But spokesmen said President Nixon and Sec- retary of State Kissinger per- suaded him to change lu's mind and remain in the diplo- matic corps. As undersecretary for politi- cal affairs, Sisco wijl hold the No. 3 job in the department. Sisco has been assistant secre tary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs since 1969 and is considered one of the department's top authorities on the Middle East. In Ottawa, Porter will succeec Adolph Schmidt, whose resigna- tion was accepted with regrel by President Nixon. In another announcement, the White House disclosed Nixon's selection of Rep. William Majl- liard (RvCalif.) as permanent U S. representative to the Organi- z a t i o n of American State: (OAS) with rank of ambassador. Mailliard is ranking Republi can on the house foreign affairs committee. As envoy to the OAS, he will succeed Joseph John Jova, who has been namec ambassador to Mexico. SMULEKOFF. 'acrot of for homo Drapery Depf., 2nd Floor Open Thursday 'til 9 p.m. Smulekoff s Custom-Made SALE Save 20% on Fabric AND Labor! Now is lime lo roplaco favorite but worn furniture at a savings of Tlio savings is not only on fabric you cliooso, but also on Ilio labor whidt is dona In our own workroom. Slop in wock and cliooso from n special, but largo, group of colorful fabrics, and lof us liandlo Ilio rost. You'll liavo cuslom-modo, liko-nov furniluro boforo you know it nnd at o 20% snvingsl_________ Phone 362-2181 For FREE SHOP-AT-HOME SERVICE FREE Pick Up Delivery Sokol s Honor Mrs. Zlatohlavek, Install Officers The Cedar Kaplda Gazelle: Wed.. Jan. 9, 1974 ness cf lemlinf; Charge Is Amended, Woman Pleads Guilfy Ruth Duke, Waterloo, pled guilty last week in magistrate's court to an amended charge of shoplifting less than and was fined and costs. She was charged with shoplift- ing goods more than from K mart, 180 Collins road NE, on Dec. 8. Starting Time Of 9 AM Set At C-L School I.OWDEN The board of edu- cation of the Clarcncc-Lowden school has approved a school starling time of 9 a.m. starting Ian. 9 and continuing til! March This change will allow buses o operate one-half hour later in he morning. Dismissal times in the after- noon remain the same. The extra half hour is made up during the day by shortening he noon time, eliminating home room time and shortening recess in the grade school. Class time of the students will not be affected. The board has also accepted ,he resignation of Gary Thom- son as board member at-large. Thomson will be moving out of school district. Roger Frcese, Clarence attor- icy, has accepted an appoint- ment to the board to fill the vacancy. Freese's appointment will be effective until the "next regular election. Recommendation on Credit Draws Fire -DBS MOINES (UPI) The Iowa Student Public Interest Re- search Group Tuesday criti- cized the legislature's consumer credit committee for its "bla- Role in Guidebook, C.R. Teacher Gets Jaycee Honor House Moving Dolly Recovered A house moving dolly valued at reported stolen over the weekend'has now been re- covered. Everett Walton, 1802 L stree' SW, said he left the dolly next ti the Glen Burrell farm on the ex tension of C avenue NE and tha it was taken between Fridaj and Sunday. Walton said Tuesday the dolly was located across from the Dry Creek stables on the Coun- cil street NE extension. MRS. FRANK STASTNY Mrs. John Zlatohlavek, 392 Sixteenth avenue SW, received certificate of appreciation Monday from the Sokolice Rcn- ita Tyrs Gymnastic Assn. The certificate, presented on 'Chalf of the association by out- oing President Mrs. Frank tfelsha, is "for a lifetime of evotion and service to Sokol in 11 areas, both in gymnastics nd the unit." Mrs. Zlatohlavek has been ac- ive in Cedar Rapids Sokol con- inuously since 1922, when she ame to the United States from Colin, Czechoslovakia. She has erved as assistant physical lirector of women, women's ihysical director and is on the ward of instructors. She is be- jnning her ninth consecutive as secretary of the unit. At the same meeting, Mrs. J. Stastny, 67 Twenty- irst avenue SW, was installed is new president.' Other officers nstalled were Mrs. Richard 'etrzalek, first vice-president; Vfrs. Richard Kittrell, second Mrs. Clarence financial secre- ary; Mrs. Robert Hruska, trea- surer; Mrs. Charles Kopecek ward of trustees, and Mrs. Zla .ohlavek, secretary. Installing officer was Pas President Mrs. Milo Naxera o Solon. Bans Luxury JAKARTA, Indonesia The Indonesian government ban ned the import of luxury cars Tuesday and said it would1 even- ;ually close the country's night- clubs, steambaths and massage larlors. A teacher who had a hand in developing a guidebook for cl- fcintnlaiy physical education in the Cedar Rapids schools has been named the Cedar Hapids Jaycces outstanding young educator. James Patterson, 32, a Coo- lidge physical education in- structor, will be presented the award Thursday evening at the Cedar Rapids Jaycees an- nual award night at Kennedy high school auditorium. The program starts at 8 p.m. Patterson served one year as chairman of the curriculum levelopment committee which developed the guidebook. Patterson establishes behav- ior objectives for each unit, and gives each student a copy of the objectives at the begin- ning of the unit. Goals for Until The goals are geared so that both the highly skilled and low achievers can meet some degree of success. "I teach using the positive approach and try to say some- thing to at least hall of my children in each class each he commented. "This lelps to let them know I know they are important." Patterson has served as director and .co-director of the Cedar Rapids school's city gymnastics meet the last five years. Over 300 students have participated in the meet the last two years at Taft junior high school. YMCA Board An active board member of the Ellis branch YMCA, Pat- terson has served as board secretary and recently as cap- tain of a membership drive team. Patterson received his bach- elor and master's degrees from the University of Iowa in physical education. He taught one year at Grant Wood and seven years at Coolidge. In addition, he coached four years at Taft junior high and teaches classes through Kirk- wood Community college. He and his wife, Sue, have a daughter, Melissa Sue, months. They reside at 1002 Dover street NE. JAMES PATTERSON Lost items are found fas when you use a "lost am found" want ad. Dial 398-8234. Io Iowa City School Change In Hours Slated IOWA CITY The Iowa City ommunity school board Tues- ay night accepted a recom- icndalion of Supt. Merlin Lud- ig not to alter school hours espite Daylight Savings time. Ludwig introduced the matter ay.ing he opposed changing chool schedules because other usinesses and public schedules ere staying the same. Ludwig suggested additional eflector lights be placed at stu- enf pickup points. The board met at Henry Sabin chool. A large number of arehts of children at Sabin pro- ested a possible closing of the chool. The closing is currently under .udy because enrollments are ot as large as expected and the eed for economy throughout IB school system. Sabin is currently an experi- mental study school featuring nore one on one instruction nan usual. A number of parents praised .he school as "innovative and successful." One pupil, almost n tears, said she had previously oeen too shy to communicate ef- fectively, but that her instruc- tors at Sabin had "made all the difference in the world." 10 YEARS AGO Gov. 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