Sunday, January 27, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2A .inn., 27. Seek Response to Hall Service Questionnaire By Roger Green jexists from Omaha westward. A move is underway to es-jThe new line would wniu-cl CM- lablish a new A.MTRAK lineioago and Omaha, over Chicago North Western; jjaj0r iowa stops would in- railroad tracks which would re-j Clinton, Codar Kal'iils connect the Cedar Rapids-i Ames Marion area with rail passenger] movc is (I.vinR ,0 u r 'connections with the more popu- The Chamber of Commerce isjlous sampling opinions on use need for a rail stop's return, i A TOAK (See accompanying quesl.on-jin ,mva rlms "thl.mlgh Iowa and has had the AMTIiAK "There's a ready been some dcsj sjnre (hc conversation by Gov Ray about, sc( the possibiliy of public funding] A busincss man wil. of additional AMTRAK service ,iam D Kcith) h in the Robert Faxon, Chamber executive president, said. In addition, Stale Rep. John Patchett (D-Nortli Liberty) is for the new line in connection of the Carroll Chamber Commerce. The Western Assn. of Railroad Passengers was formed after in- drafting a bill calling for the was found state to guarantee two-thirds of any deficit it might cost to run passenger trains daily en the North Western tracks. "A survey would give the along the tracks in Iowa and from Nebraska cities on Ihe Union Pacific line westward I hookup leg- an effort in Rail passenger service was last provided the Cedar Rapids- Marion area at the Mai-ion rail depot in 1971. The move now is to re-es- tablish routes formerly served by the City of Los Angeles and City of Portland from Chicago to those two West Coast cities. AMTRAK service presently fort to provide service that would connect all corners of our country. "It wouldn't make sense to build freeways and interstate highways in each individual state that didn't connect with freeways in bordering states. "So how can it make sense to restore rail passenger service! Want Good Passenger Train Service? 1. Woi'ld you use passenger tioin service it available in your <Ofnmunity? D Yes HMo D Maybe. I. Would you 01 fot 01 50 (vilej to board a good poMenqei ttoin? n Yes G No Q Maybe 3. Would you go more than 50 milei (of horn service? PYei PNo nMoybe 4. Do you think fxmenger train service would benefit economy and welfare of yon ccrrnvjnity? n Yes G No H 5. Da you think addiflono! passenger trains coidd ease the cvrient eneigy ciisis? D Yes D No D Maybe 6. you feel weii operated passenger (Jains are safer than other modes of public frompo.'foficn? G Yei D No G Maybe 7. Do you think convenience (downtown stations) of welt run passenger trains o factor in their fnvot? a Yei P No LI Maybe 3. Do you believe welt managed passenger trains ate a significant contribution to present day transpotlation needs? L3 Yei Q No D Mayba 9. Do you make liips of 400 miles or more at leasf once a year? Cl Yes Q No D Maybe 10. Mow many limes a year do you think you would use a passenger train if available? D 1-5 D5-10 D More Often I1. Would your train travel be primarily G Within ihe state Beyond state lines. 12. If Ihe energy ciiiis were to come to on end, would you still be interested in travel by passenger train? n Yes D No, Please circle your approximate age group! D 18-25; n 26-45; D 45-65; D over 65 Please write In city and state of residence: Please mail completed questionnaire to; City Editor The Gazette Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406 Expand Program for Handicapped Adults The program for for physically nan- backgrounds; recreation handicapped adults at Ihe Uiiii-irtieapped ailulls. The program Forialixalian activities lo coin- ed Cerebral Palsy center will bei was to be of a recrenlion-lplemciit liie educational pro- expanded from weekly to daily'socialization nature. _ (grams and instruction in can attend a volunteer, information meeting at the C'e-' rebral I'alsy center Monday at -l leering t. beginning 13. Initially HIP activities were or-wppiidPiil living Thcp A volunteer orientation is Kxecutive Director Jim (irosslganized and carried out by pro-latter will offer instruction injpiMiiiH'd Keb. fi at p.m. at jsaid that daily hours for the cx-jfercionals. Gradually, partici-icaring for participant needs tenter. At this meeting jpanded program will be 9 a.m.jpants look a part in the through a simulated apartment j speakers will discuss working I to 4 p.m. at the center at 12011 zation and today committees, arrangement. iwith the physically han- I Eighth street NW. I made up of clients plan, orga-; dross said volunteers are dicapped. j The expanded programming! nize, operate and evaluate the; needed in all three areas to help! persons interested in parlicl- is aimed at helping physically IVofessirtnals are in-miake the expanded program in ihe programs or in handicapped adults fill hours of volved only on a consullingjsuccess. Volunteers can be can call (he unoccupied time with meaning- basis. i daily Monday through Friday, center at 365-4657 any day from ful activity One of the regular activities Thursday evenings and to 5 p.m. Between 25 and 35 adults from the evening mornings, he said. Persons; The Cerebral I'alsy center, been participating in the weekly gram has been a bowling willing to provide transportation jeiirrontly operating on an an- programs at the center. Grossjleague. Eighteen bowlers are participants is perhaps thejnual budget of is pri- hopes to add 15 to 20 personsjtive in the league each Satur- greatest need, Gross said. imarily funded by United Corn- that only exists in one state and doesn't connect with the border- ing Gazette readers are asked to fill out the accompanying ques- tionnaire and mail it to City Editor, Cedar Kapids Gazette Newsroom, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52406. Nature Center Sets Groundhog Day Hike Feb. 2 The elusive groundhog will be sought on Groundhog day, 1974, as the Indian Creek Nature cen- ter presents its first public ac- tivity a free Groundhog day- hike Feb. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hikers will lake to the woods on a naturalist-guided walk in- to the world of the proverbial groundhog, more properly termed, woodchuck. It is likely that the groundhog will be snoozing beneath the frostline and will not be aroused even on its namesake day, ac- cording to Nature center direc- tor, Curtis D. Abdotich. How- ever, many other animal tracks and dens should be seen as well as some of the earliest signs of spring, he said. The hike will proceed, regard- less of weather conditions, but hikers are reminded that snow covering and possible alternate thawing conditions will make boots and overshoes a "must." "Indian Creek Nature center is a very new cultural and edu- cational addition to the Cedar Rapids area one with which many people have yet to be- come said Ab- douch. "The Nature center com- bines wise use of natural lands, building facilities and profes- sional staff in order to offer many unique opportunities for nature and wildlife study, out- door recreation and environ- mental awareness for people of all ages." The Nature center is located at the junction of Otis and Ber- tram roads, just south of Mt. Vernon road in extreme south- eastern Cedar Rapids, and will headquarter in a red tile barn soon to be renovated. The clos- est and most convenient park- ing area is at the head of the Sac and Fox trail. The hike wil! begin from there. Camp Good Healfh (Continued from Page 1A) From Sir. and Mrs. "William Hcmsky, jr. In memory of my he- loved son, Jim In memory of William W. MeGranahaii In loving" memory of our father and hus- band. Hilary Zeller In memory of Her- man Helms from co-workers of Don In memory of Grace M. Fifield from Don Barta In memory of Her- man C. Helms from the co-workers of Nancy Loftsgard at Sears [n memory of Paul E. King1 from Mr. and Mrs. William R. Or- ion, daughter Lisa; Mary Ella, Jean and Harry E. King; In memory of William J. Meancy on his birthday from his wife and daughters In m e m o r y of Mrs. Kay J. Mills from Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hopkins.......... In memory of llarlie and Grace Wilson from Mr. and Mrs. W. Fitzgerald In memory of loved ones from Robert and Beatrice Trachta In memory of Aunt Rachel from ihe Bjornson family "Happy memories of a 2fi-year friend- ship'' Anonymous To our parents Jim and Lucy Corwin In memory of Elmer Duffy from the 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 20.50 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 Degree of Honor Protective Assn. In memory of Beuhih Milholin from Joe Ennis In memory of Beulalt Milholin from Anna and Esto Heath In memory of Har- riett Moon from Louise Safely In memory of Mable Reed from Jim and Lucy Corwin In m e m o r y of our friend Herman C. Helms, from Mrs. Jack N a d e n and Mrs. M. L. Slrilesk.v of Franklin, Neb. In memory of the fa- ther of H a r r y B. James from Agnes Carlson and Garnet Christensen In memory of Boots Pardubsky from Mrs. John C. Pet- rovitsky In memory of Mrs. Emma ymous n memory of Bculah Milholin from Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hi- chardson 2.00 Total Budget 1973 Expenses Balance carried for- ward to 1974 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 3.00 Council Candidates in Portland Spend PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A total of was spent by the five city council candidates in llasl month's municipal election, 5.00 according to campaign reports j filed at city hall. 5.00 i The money was all spent for (printing costs by Popkins Aa- jkarian, who lost. i Don't Miss Out! Just 5 Days Left All good things must come to an end and Holley's traditional semi-annual sale is one of those good things. But you have only until January 31, to enjoy savings up to 50% on Holley's famous name men's clothing and furnishings. Obviously, the selection is not as great as when the sale started, but you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover how many things you see in your size, in your style and in the colors and fabrics you like the most. Don't Miss Out! with the expanded' program. i day. The weekly programming was! The expanded program will! made possible a year and a halfjoffer activities in three major j ago when the center received a'areas: Adult education classes ?2.liOO federal grant to begin a i from Kirkwoori Community col- weekly evening life enrichment lege to help broaden educational Blind Dog Has Seeing-Eye Man Persons interested in volim-imunily Services. PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (API Jamie, the dog, has a seeing-eye man. The man, Ed Bostick, leads his blind terrier arnund the block twice a day. Jamie gets along quite wsll by himself in- Thrift y want ads ivonders for you. Place a cost want ad. Dial 398-8234. doors and in spite of afflic- workjtion seems happy. Now 10 years lowjold and looking something like [a small, closely sheared sheep, he went blind with cataracts. Bostick once considered hav- ing the cataracts removed. A veterinarian decided, however, that spectacles which must be worn after such would not be an operation practical in Jamie's case. Jamie's predecessor. Randy, wore a hearing aid. But that's another storv. ial of WV DAISIES and MINIAT11RE CARNATIONS 9 IN A GREKN HOBNAIL COMPOTE Onirr J-'li ilrlin-r Later.) willy's floral 3501 FIRST AVE. SE-DEUVERY Open Monday thru Friday 8-6 Saturday 8-5 Let Perpetual's NEW Drive-Up Facility Now you can get "more for your money" from your car at Perpetual Savings and Loan. We've just opened three new drive-up stations at our Downtown Office. So you can "give us the business" from your front seat. Save. Withdraw. Make a mortgage payment. All you do, is roll down your window. It makes the trip all the more convenient. So next lime you're rushed...or don't want to get out of your car...lake a "savings drive." And get "more for your money "...from the "driver's Wore forydur PERPETUAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 110 Second Ave., S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Telephone 366-1851 Iowa City Branch: I32 East Washington Telephone 338-9751 LENDER