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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Courthouse News Former Kirkwood Teacher Contests His Termination ion of his employment. Floyd Meyer, who had aj northwest Cedar Rapids address while employed by the school during the 1972-73 school year, contends his termination at the ind of that year did not comply with (he state code section deal- y that the school might be required to terminate his ern- iloyment [or the following school year because of declining enrollment in mechanical draft- Signal Survives Pholo by L. W. Ward The traffic signals at First avenue and Fortieth street East were decked Wednesday afternoon when one of the poles supporting them was broken off by a truck, but as the picture shows it kept on flashing an amber light to warn drivers to be cautious. The truck was being driven west on First avenue by Leo R. James, 54, of 808 Blairs Ferry road NE. Police said his truck and a car driven by Kevin M. Karlan, 18, of 433 Nilsen road 'NE, col- lided. Karlan's car, in turn, was pushed back into a car driven by Edward E. Stuessel, 27, of 4734 E avenue NE. The truck then veered into the utility pole. Police said Karlan had been eastbound on First avenue and was turning left onto Fortieth street while a green arrow was showing on the signal. James was charged with disobeying a red traffic signal. The three drivers were uninjured. Parents, Students Oppose Iowa City School Closings IOWA CITY An overflowing crowd in the gymnasium at Cen- tral junior high school Wednes- day expressed its. disapproval over the proposed closing of three Iowa City schools. The Iowa City Community school board demographic com- mittee last month recommended the closing of Henry Sabin and Lincoln elementary schools and would result in overcrowding at Horace Mann school. Lost 171 Pupils Business Manager John Gillas- oie told the audience: the pro- jected closings were due to the district" losing 171 pupils in en- rollment, rather than an expect- ed enrollment increase. Gillaspie said the school dis- trict lost over for every student in state and federal funding. He went on to say the district must cut over from "either school closings or a possible closing of Central junior high school. The school board is expected S0me other method." to vote on the closings March 19. Special Meetings The Wednesday night meeting was one of a number of special meetings called to allow parents, teachers, students and citizens to express their view- points. The audience did exactly that Wednesday night. At one point several students displayed a banner asking why "If students are No. 1, why haven't we been asked our opin- ion." Mary Sixt, president of the Central junior high school stu- dent council, used almost ex- actly the same words in sharj) questioning of Dr. Merlin Lud- wig, superintendent of the sys- tem. Her questioning of Ludwig was often interrupted by cheer- ing and applause. Ludwig insisted "as students you are number one, whatever is done will be done in your in- terests." The president of Horace Mann parent teacher organization, presented a motion from lhat organization saying it disagreed with the closing of Sabin school. The group said the closing A former mechanical drafting eacher at Kirkwood Communi- y college bus filed suit iigainsl he school contesting termina- the letter of resignation, name- ly, that Meyer would be rein- stated under conditions of the current contract if the program restored at a later time. Sent'No I.cltcr Graduation Set at Kirkwood March 1 The Cedar Kaiiids Gazelle: Tliurs., 7. 1971 gram, accounting, computer op-jdismissed Monday in magis- erator, computer programmer, I (rate's court because the com- -Studcnls in nine programs atjand graphic arts. jplaining witness did not wish to Embezzlement Count Kirkwood Community college will graduate March 1. About 75 students will be graduated from programs including the as- soriate of arts degree, medical' assistant, dental assistant, prae-jbailee against Herbert tica) (testify. Oswald was charged with tak- ing a black and white television I "'o uiuv.fi unu mmu Dropped; No tnc propcrty Of Best Rental, A charge of embezzfemettt byjw July FEED THE BIRDS In addition it alleges, Ualliin- tyne never sent a letter agree- ing to conditions of (lie resigna- tion, which was another condi- tion of the resignation. 1569 First avenue SB, was mg with automatic continuation MeKr i'lso scts out ln lhe sml of contracts for teachers. Ballantync lie In the Linn district court ''evoking the conditional ion, Meyer alleges Supt. Sclhy resignation and considered him- Ballanlync talked with him on sclf I" hc a continuing April 5, 1973, about the possibili-lcuntract. 1 Thf petition asks the court lo determine whether the contract continued under terms of thej state law, or whether il tcr-j minatcd. uif! courses. Asked itesignatjon Sen. McCartney Ballantyne then requested j MaV Get Out of that Meyer submit a conditional resignation, according to the Elective Politics suit. Meyer submitted such a resig- nation, to be effective if there were not 12 students registered by July, The petition alleges Hallan- .yne's acceptance of the resig- nation and the college board's ratification is not valid. ]t contends the board did not have authority to comply with another condition specified in DESMOINES (UP! cran northern Iowa A "ei- legis'alor String Quartet Will Perform at Kirkwood Friday The Cedar Rapids Symphony string quartet will perform Fri-! day at Kirkwood Community college. The quartet will perform] works by Mozart, Stravinsky and Dvorak beginning at p.m. in building M on the Kirk- wood campus. The public is in- vited. There will be no admis- sion charge. Members of the quartet are Peggy Brent Andrix, first violin; Debth, second violin; Man Accused of Concert Hoax At Iowa City IOWA CITY A concert sup- posedly to be held in Cedar Rapids is evidently a hoax, ac- cording to Iowa City police. j Police arrested Jeffery H. Gross, 19 of Des Moines. 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The quartet was formed at the be- ginning of the 1973-74 season through a grant from the Na- tional Foundation for the Pays To Advertise! Armless Man Plays Cards With His Toes PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Mike Wilson attracts a lot of attention when he takes part in a bridge tournament. That's because Wilson, 23, a Canadian stockbroker born without arms, plays cards with his toes. He tucks his cards into the ripping slot of a waxed paper carton so the card tops fac-3 him. From the improvise., card holder, he deftly plucks the cards for his plays. He enters numerous bridge tournaments each year, some- thing he's been doing since learning the game while at- tending the U n i v e r s i t y of British Columbia. Wilson spent portions of 15 at the Shriners hospital for Crippled Children in Port- land. He was fitted with artifi- cial arms but doesn't wear them much because "they're too cumbersome." Besides, he says, "I can do anything with my feet." said Wednesday he is seriously considering dropping out of elective politics to return '.n his Charles City law practice. State Sen. Ralph McCartney, ja Republican, announced lhat ic has definitely dacidec against running for the state's Third district congressional scat currently held by Republican lep. H. R. Gross. In addition, McCartney said he "probalily" would not seek re-election to his seat in the state senate. McCartney has been men .ioned as a possible candidate for either the Third district post or attorney general, but he said he has no inclination to seek ei- ther scat. McCartney, a former house Republican leader, said he was planning to drop out of politics because of "business commit- ments I can not walk away from. I might just go back anc practice law in Charles City." McCartney served two terms in the Iowa house before retir- ing from the seat in 1970. He was then appointed to the Iowa board of regents but resignec that post to return to the senate last year. Delay Sentencing on Drunk Driving Count Milan B. Johnson, 365 Trailridge road SE, pled guilty in magistrate's court to i charge of drunk driving. Sea tencing was deferred until July 14. He was arrested Dec. 14. We're All Ready For VALENTINE'S DAY Cards Doilies Valentines in Packages Party Supplies Valentine Gifts VARIETY and HARDWARE Open p.m. 1507 1st Ave. S.E. Phone 362-891 5 Free Parking in Our lof Behind Store Got Your Eye on Someone Special? Don't shy away behind out-of- dale glasses. Cast a shining glance his, or her, way through fashion-framed glasses lhat ac- cent your best facial features. Bring in your new prescription or present one to us for fash- ion-framed glasses. Quick Service on Repairs and New Frames. Opon Dally 8i30-5lOO Cloiad Wodnosday and Saturday Afternoons NEW LOCATION 1C TOWER SUITE 1802 BODE OPTICAL DISPENSARY Phono 363-7891 200 First Stroot S.E. 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