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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Jan. 29, 1974 Two Small Children Perish in Iowa Trailer Fire Meningitis Death; School Is Closed GUTTENUERG _ Despite the that doctors have ruled that meningitis is not contagious, Guttenberg Community sctaols most were closed Monday and Tues- day due to the death Friday night of a second grade student, Bandy Harbaugh, from what doctors diagnosed as spinal meningitis, and the illness of a second student wilh the disease. Two other children are seriously ill, but no diagnosis had been made in their cases Monday evening. Randy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Harbaugh, jr., of rural Guttenberg. Supt. John Solomon said the board closed the school be- cause of illness among the students. He 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 In take any chances. Solomon said the board felt 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 18 because of a flu-like ailment. There were 300 students ab- sent Jan. 16 and a slate official had been summoned at that lime to help pin down the dis- ease agent. However he was in- volved in an auto accident en- route and did not arrive. An Upper Mississippi' confer- ence band festival scheduled at Guttenberg high "school Monday afternoon and evening also was canceled by school officials. Students from Mar-Mac North Winneshiek Lansing anc Garnavillo schools were slatet to take part. Increase in Earth-Moving Costs Cited in Lake Fuss By Frank Nye DES MOINES Earth-moving costs to build dams for state lakes are going up faster than costs of constructing recrea- tional facilities for lakes and parks. But when the state conserva- tion commission was told to cut back on funds it decided on car- rying out recreational facility 'projects because that's "where we could get the most done" this year, according to Director Fred Priewert. 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 krtoyir why more money was not allocated to the Volga lake project, which includes a million dam. Priewert 'reviewed how the commission had listed what it would take to finish all its proj- ects at-the request of Gov. Rob- ert Ray last fall. He said that Ray sent word through Comptroller Marvin Selden available funding would be about million and to put that where "we could get the most First, however, the governor and comptroller stipulated that million would go to the open ipaces program and another million would initiate -a lodge resort project at Rathbun lak in southern Iowa. Other Projects This left a little over mil lion, of which all but fo: the Volga' lake project wa; channeled to other lake proj ects. However, Priewert said, thi together with unspen Volga lake funds makes mi' lion available to fund work or that project this year. Avenson drove home the poin that it would be -wiser to us more money for Volga lake' dam this year if earth-movin costs are' going up faster tha construction costs for recrea tional facilities. Priewert said constructio costs have been increasing 10 t 12 percent a year over the las three years. The committee scheduled. special hearing for 3 p.m. Mon day to discuss the Volga lak project and a fish hatchery pro; ect at Rathbun lake. State Comptroller Marvin Sel den has been invited to appear along with Priewert and com mission engineers assigned t the project. Rescue Tries -oiled; Third 3hild Injured WOODBINE (UPI) A lire, idieved triggered by an cxplo ion, swept through a trailer tome Monday, killing two smal ihildren and leaving another in crious condition. Shelby county authorities said he fire occurred in the trailer wme of Mr. and' Mrs. John 1-owery located on a farm 3% miles cast of Woodbine. The victims were identified ai Laura Lee Lowery, 3'A, and hei sister, Raylene, 2. Their one 'ear-old brother, Aron, was hos litalized in Omaha with mostl second and third degree in his arms and back. Authorities said witnesses indicated a woman, believed to be Mrs. Lowery, managed to get her son out of the burn- Ing trailer, but was driven back by intense flames in htir attempt to rescue the daugh- ters. Authorities said firemen weri hen called, but also were un able to break through thi "lames to the girls inside. The Lowerys were described as farm hands on the farm, and authorities said Lowery wasn't lome at the time. Coroner Dr. J. W: Barnes of Missouri Valley said the bodies were burned beyond recogni- tion. 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. legislative Notes by Frank Nye Red, White and Blue And Agnew, Eagleton, Too DES MOINES Slate Sen. Gene Kennedy (U-Dubuque) showed up recently wearing a very patriotic red, white and blue lapel campaign button which read: SO NOBODY'S PERFECT AGNEW EAGLETON IN '7li Ex-Boy Scouf TUB GAZETTE sent legislators letters re- cently informing them they would receive complimentary copies during the 1975 session. The last line said it hoped "you find the paper informative and newsworthy." liack came a note from ex-Boy Scout Sen. Ralph McCartney (R-Charles "I also find The Cedar Rapids Gazette reverent, brave, loyal, respectful, trustworlhy, kind and thoughtful." Yep, and it tries to do a good deed every day. Rail Head: Subsidies 'Aren't the Answer' DES MOINES (AP) Sub- sidies to railway companies aren't the answer to transpor- tation problems, says Larry Provo, president of the North Western railway. "I've never seen a subsidy program make a railroad Provo said Monday. When railroads "say a branch line is economically ob solete, it is he said. Speaking to the Farmers Grain Dealers Assn. Monday in Des Moines, Provo describee subsidies as "a waste of this na- tion's resources." SHjt toar Xapibfl (Saztltt Established In 18B3 by Thf Gazelle Subscription rotes by corrler 65 cents n week. By mall: Night edition and Sunday 6 Issues 42.25 a month, 524 a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 issues a month, a year. Other states and U.S. territories Mtt a year. No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- sively to the use for republlcotlon of all the local news printed In Ihls newspa- per as wellos 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 wjde 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 CAFETERIA 321 First Ave. S.E. BUFFET 4444 First Ave. N.E. MCCARTNEY To Order Your Gazette Want Ad DIAL 398-8234 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday thru. Friday. 'Til Noon Sal. Clark, Hughes Back DST Repeal WASHINGTON (UPI) Sen-; ators Harold E. Hughes and Dick Clark (D-Iowa) Monday joined with Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield in in- troducing 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 mis- Clark said, referring to increasing reports of school children killed in the pre-dawn darkness. "Daylight Saving time seemed like an easy way to save energy with little or no cost to anyone. But it's turned out that the savings are ques- tionable and the costs are high." Want ads will help you find part or full time employment! Legislative Unit Okays Million for IEBN DES MOINES An appropri- ation of for capital needs to help complete state- wide expansion of educational television was approved by a joint house-senate appropri- ations subcommittee Monday afternoon. If 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 for 1973-75 to erect translators in areas of the state not now re- ceiving educational television. During the subcommittee's meeting with IEBN and members of its governing board, it was disclosed thai that would have been used to complete installation ol tower adaptations on the former KCRG-TV tower near Walker will be diverted to help com- plete arrangements for Chan- nels 24 at Mason City and 26 a' Bradgate as part of the net- work. In response to a question by Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar senate subcommittee chairman, lEBN's director of engineering, Don Sevcrald, 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. Severaid said the old lease was for a year but 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 under- standing the old tower had cost about to erect and that the new tower probably would cost about twice that much. Call us first! .Quality Auto Rebuilders in Marion did. When Quality Auto president Robert Raftis, vice-president Lloyd Cummings and secretary James Raftis decided to construct a new auto re- building center in Marion, they gave First National Business Development Officer Don Healy a call. Don put the full services of First National to work and now this facility is "open for business" at 2201 Seventh Avenue, Marion. Helping Cedar Rapids-Marion businesses grow and prosper is part of our business at First National. When can we help you? py 377.733-) First National Bank Member F.D.I.C. Don Healy   

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