Tuesday, January 29, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Two Small Children Perish in Iowa Trailer Fire Meningitis Death; School Is Closed GUTTENBERG Despite the fact that doctors have ruled that meningitis is not contagious, Guttenberg Community schools were closed Monday and Tuesday due to the death Friday night of a second grade student, itandy Harbaugh, from what doctors diagnosed as spinal meningitis, and the illness of a second student with the disease T w o other children are seriously ill, but no diagnosis had been made in their eases Monday evening. Handy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Harbaugh, jr., of rural Guttenberg. Supt. John Solomon said the hoard closed the school because of illness among the students. Ile added that whether or not meningitis was contagious, was not the point at Issue and that the schools were closed because the board had decided not to take any chances. Solomon said the board felt most of the people wanted tile schools closed until the present situation clears up. He said the board will decide Tuesday evening whether or not to resume classes Wednesday. Guttenberg schools were closed Jan. 17 and IB because of a flu-like ailment. ’('here were 300 students absent Jan. 16 and a state official had been summoned at that time to help pin down the disease agent. However he was in* ! volved in an auto accident enroute and did not arrive An Upper Mississippi confer-1 ence band festival scheduled at Guttenberg high school Monday I afternoon and evening also was Canceled by school officials Students from Mar-Mac, Worth Winneshiek Lansing and Garnavillo schools were slated to take part. Rescue Tries Foiled; Third Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Red, White and Blue . . . Child Injured And Agnew, Eagleton, Too Increase in Earth-Moving Costs Cited in Lake Fuss By Frank Nye DES MOINES Earth moving costs to build dams for state j lakes are going up faster than costs of constructing recreational facilities for lakes and parks. But when the state conservation commission was told to cut. back on funds it decided on carrying out recreational facility projects because that’s “where we could get the most done” this year, according to Director Fred Brie wert. Cost Questions Priewert was questioned about costs by Rep. Donald Avenson (D-Oelwein) at a joint meeting of the house and senate natural resources committees Monday afternoon. Avenson wanted to know why more money was not allocated to the Volga lake project, which includes a $5 million dam Priewert reviewed how the commission had listed what it would take to finish all its projects at the request of Gov. Robert Ray last fail. He said that Ray sent word through Comptroller Marvin! Selden that available funding would be about $7 million and to put that where “we could get the most done.” First, however, the governor and comptroller stipulated that $2 million would go to the open spaces program and another $1 million would initiate a lodge resort project at Rathbun lake: in southern Iowa. Other Projects This left a little over $4 million, of which all but $250,000 for the Volga lake project was channeled to other lake projects. However. Priewert said, the $250,000 together with unspent Volga lake funds makes $1 million available to fund work on that project this year. Avenson drove home the point that it would be wiser to use more money for Volga lake’s dam this year if earth-moving costs are going up faster than construction costs for recreational facilities. Priewert said construction costs have been increasing IO to 12 percent a year over the last three years. * * * The committee scheduled a special hearing for 3 p.m. Monday to discuss the Volga lake project and a fish hatchery proj-i ect at Rathbun lake. State Comptroller Marvin Selden has been invited to appear, along with Priewert and commission engineers assigned to the project. WOODBINE (UPI) A fire, believed triggered by an explosion, swept through a trailer home Monday, killing two small children and leaving another in serious condition. Shelby county authorities said the fire occurred in the trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. John Lowery located on a farm Vh miles east of Woodbine. The victims were identified as Laura Lee Lowery, 3Vt, and her sister, Raylene, 2. Their one-year-old brother, Aron, was hospitalized in Omaha with mostly second and third degree burns on his arms and back. Authorities said witnesses indicated a woman, believed to be Mrs. Ixiwery, managed to get her son out of the burning trailer, but was driven back by intense flames in her attempt to rescue the daughters. Authorities said firemen were then called, but also were un-! able to break through the flames to the girls inside. The Ixiwerys were described as farm hands on the farm, and authorities said lowery wasn’t home at the time. Coroner Dr. J. W. Barnes of Missouri Valley said the bodies were burned beyond recogni-< lion. Officials of the state fire marshal’s office were at the scene and the investigation was expected to continue through Tuesday. Woodbine is located about 45' miles north and east of Omaha. I Rail Head: Subsidies ‘Aren’t the Answer’ DES MOINES (AP) - Subsidies to railway companies aren’t the answer to transportation problems, says Larry Provo, president of the North Western railway. “I’ve never seen a subsidy; program make a railroad whole,” Provo said Monday. When railroads “say a j branch line is economically obsolete, it is obsolete,” he said. Speaking to the Farmers Grain Dealers Assn. Monday in Des Moines, Provo described subsidies as “a waste of this nation’s resources ” (The (friar ftapibfi (iazrttr Established In Co. ond publish 1113 by The Gazette ' " / and Sunday of Jar Rapids, Iowa Postage paid ot Class P 80 Third Ave 406. Second Cedor Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier IS cents a week. By mail: Night edition and Sunday 6 Issues $7.25 a month, $24 a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 2 Issues $2.50 a month. $25 a year. Other states and U.S territories $40 a yeor. No mail subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service The Associated Press is entitled exclu sively to the use for republication of nil the locol news printed In this newspaper os well as all AP news dispatches. There’s always something different in good food at Bishops Take salads, for example. You ll choose from a selection of fifteen or more every day . • • lettuce salads, fruit salads, jello salads and vegetable salads .. all different and all delicious. A wide and ever-changing variety of reasonably priced foods is one of the many reasons people eat at Bishops Next time your family eats out, try the variety of good food at Bishops. YOU'LL FIND WE’RE JUST A LITTLE '’Fliest MI CAFETERIA 321 First Ave. S E. BUFFET 4444 First Ave. N E. DES MOINES State Sen. Gene Kennedy (I) Dubuque) showed up recently wearing a very patriotic red, white and blue lapel campaign button which read: SO NOBODY’S PERFECT AGNEW EAGLETON IN ’76 I] (J Ll Ex-Boy Scout THE GAZETTE sent legislators letters recently informing them they would receive complimentary copies during the 1975 session. The last line said it hoped “you find the paper informative and newsworthy.’’ Back came a note from ex-lioy Scout Sen. Ralph McCartney (R-Charles City): “I also find The Cedar Rapids Gazette reverent, brave, loyal, respectful, trustworthy, kind and thoughtful.” Yep, and it tries to do a good deed every day. MCCARTNEY t to Order Your Gazette Want Ad DIAL 398-8234 8 A M. to 5 P M. Monday thru Friday. ’Til Noon Sat 4 Clark, Hughes Back DST Repeal WASHINGTON (UPI) Senators Harold E. Hughes and Dick Clark (D*Iowa) Monday joined with Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield in introducing legislation to repeal year round Daylight. Saving time. In introducing the bill, Clark and Mansfield said the recent switch to Daylight Saving time has posed great safety hazards for school children and has not been effective as an energy conservation measure. “I think it’s time to recognize that we may have made a mistake,” Clark said, referring to I increasing reports of school children killed in the predawn darkness. “Daylight Saving time seemed like an easy way to i save energy with little or no cost to anyone. But it’s turned out that the savings are questionable and the costs are high.” Want ads will help you find part or full time employment! Legislative Unit Okays $2.7 Million for IEBN DES MOINES — An appropriation of $2,770,200 for capital needs to help complete statewide expansion of educational' television was approved by a; joint house-senate appropriations subcommittee Monday I afternoon. lf the sum is approved by the full committee and by the house and senate it would give the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network a total of $4,370,200 for 1973-75 to erect translators in areas of the state not now receiving educational television During the subeommittee’s meeting with IEBN and members of its governing board, it was disclosed that $67,(KHI that would have been used to complete installation of tower adaptations on the former I KCRG-TV tower near Walker will be diverted to help complete arrangements for Channels 24 at Mason City and 26 at Bradgate as part of the network. In response to a question by Sen. 'loin Riley    (R-Cedar Rapids), senate subcommittee chairman, lEBN’s director of engineering, Don    Scveraid, said he understood the new KCRG-TV tower    may he erected and in operation by this September, replacing the one which toppled last year. Riley asked whether a new lease had been signed with KCRG-TV to use the new tower. Scveraid said the old lease was for $12,000 a year hut it had been canceled when the old tower collapsed. He said a new lease was being negotiated and it probably would be for a higher figure since the cost of the ‘‘reference point has changed.” He explained it was his understanding the old tower had cost about $380,000 to erect and that the new tower probably would cost about twice that much. Call us first! ... Quality Auto Rebuilders in Marion did. ! 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