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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                2A The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Sun., Feb. 24, 1974 Kirkwood Readies Staff, Student Car Pool Plan By Judy Daubenmier "Everybody into the pool" may not sound like good ad- vice in Iowa during February. But if you're talking about pools for students at com- muter schools such as Kirk- wood Community college, the idea makes sense. John Swanson. head of stu- dent affairs at Kirkwood, said the college has developed a voluntary ear pool system for students, faculty and staff. Since Kirkwood lias no dor- mitories, 100 percent of ils sludcnls commute, -10 percent of them from outside the Cedar Rapids area. More than of the school's 3.400 stu- dents travel between 25 and 50 miles each day to attend classes, and 10 students have indicated they travel at least a 100-mile round trip each day lo school. With the assistance of the Cedar Rapids planning and zoning commission, Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha were divided into 12 zones. The rest of the Kirkwood area was divided according to zip code. Interested students are asked to sign up during the week of March 6-12. Sign-up sheets ask whether the stu- dent is on campus mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and whether he can be a rider, driver or both. Sign-up stations will be lo- c a t e d in the transitional campus lounge, the learning resources center, cafeteria and Linn hall lobby. The computer will sort the students who sign up for the program according to their addresses. The computer lists for each zone will be available the week of March 18 and will be posted throughout campus. Swanson noted that the bur- den is on the students to call people on the lists and actual- ly form the car pools. "Every- thing is pretty much up to the if they pay for a ride, how much they pay, if they drive or just ride. "Some people have already formed pools, especially in Hie vocational-technical programs where students are together till day long. We're not expect- ing 100 percent response. We'll consider it a success if we get 300 to 400 participants the first timeout. "We want to see it students really feel the need and will voluntarily c o m m i I them- selves." Swanson emphasized the students enrolling for the first time at Kirkwood during the spring quarter will also be able to sign np for the car pools March 4 and 5 during registration and the first week of classes. "If they are hesitating to enroll because of energy prob- lems, this is a pretty decent out for Swanson said. If response is good, the pro- gram may be rerun in April for the benefit of students who fail to sign up in March and decide they want to partici- pate. "We're not Irving to cry Swanson said. "We want to provide a service for which there is a definite need." While the present set-up will enable students to get to Kirk- wood within about a half hour of their class time, a more sophisticated program could go into operation next fall if students flock to the present program. Developed by the Burroughs Planning Session for Regional YM Meeting Representatives from YMCAs in 11 states will meet Thursday at the Central branch YMCA to develop training programs and set final plans for a Mid- America Region Y-Leaders con- ference. The planning committee also will make the final decision on a site for the August conference. Both Coe and Luther colleges are under consideration for the regional affair. Save on Taxes In a special 8-part series beginning Monday in The Gazette, financial expert Sylvia Porter tells how you can save money on your-1973 income tax. Written in an easy-to- understand form, the se- ries explains new tax forms, laws on medical expense deductions, sick pay claims, how to report lottery winners, employe business expenses and more. In compiling the infor mation, Miss Porter worked closely with the Research institute of America. The Thursday planning ses- sion, which will be conducted by Leri Covello of the Mid-Amer- ica Region's Minneapolis office, will begin -at 11 a.m. Representing Iowa at the ses- sion will be Julie Cedar Rapids, president of the Cen- tral Y Leaders club, and Ray Homer, physical director at the Clinton YMCA. Miss Casali, a senior at Ken- nedy high school, was selected to represent Iowa at another leaders' conference earlier this month in preparation for train- ing other leaders at the region- al session. The August conference will bring together 50 to 100 mem- bers of Y-Leaders and Y-Junior Leaders clubs from throughout the region to participate in training and seminars relating to volunteer work in their YMCAs. The Y-Leaders and Y-Junior Leaders clubs assist regular staff members in organizing and carrying out various youth- oriented programs at local YMCA's. States in the Mid-America 1 YMCA Region are Wis- 'co isin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, North and South Da- kota, Nebraska. Wyoming, Colo- rado and Montana. c 0 Help Wanted 44 THEN TRAIN FOR A CAREER IN GOOD JOBS FOR QUALIFIED PERSONS PROGRAMMING COMPUTER OPERATIONS KEYPUNCH (Register for Spring Quarter Classes on March 4 5) for further information Office of Admissions Kirkwood Community College 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW Cedar Rapids, la. 52406 Phone 398-5517 Corp. for llie federal govern- ment, the program takes into consideration varying arrival times and plots locations using an x and y coordinate' system. If the energy crisis is here to stay, businesses and indus- tries may want to set up ear pools themselves, and Swan- son said Kirkwood's experi- ence could be of benefit to them. Gamp Good Health One Cenf Tax Refunds Blamed on Computers CALEDONIA, Mich. (UPI) Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Burke! 1'reviously rrimrlrd have received their stale in-' .come tax refund, but it was less! than they expected. The check! was for one ceni. j Several oilier persons have' also received checks in '.thej amount of j Kurt Onalsky, administrator of the individual returns depart- ment of the stale tax head- quarters, blamed it on com-, pulerj. lu memory jln memory of A. U Ili'iidryx In loving memory of Babe mi her liirth- Uay. from Helen and Alike With urauliful mem- ories of my huslniml, Oflo L. Sirtmy. oti his birthday. Fell. 24 150.00 In meimir AYixon I Mrs. 1'r 31) VKAKS ACO U.S. navy planes bombed Japanese-hold Wake Island, former American! Pacific base. 1971 Hi Isel of (Veil tun Mr. anil ik .1. .l.unl.i e applied la Landscaping Wrecked By Renegade Beaver CARLSBAD, N.M. Area residents are appealing to stale officials to get rid of u renegade beaver that is wreek- BU.OO K residential landscaping j along the 1'eco.s river. One resident says the beaver jis well on its way to dcmolish- 10.00; ing what had been a stalely I collection of poplar trees, lie Isaid a neighbor has lost three i poplars, two willows, and a peach tree. I Game and Kish official Ron Porter says he'll try to trap the unpopular beaver and move il to a remote area where il can chew on trees to its heart's con- 51.B53.94 lent. "This Special IRIS and POM POM ARRANGEMENT ICJ50 willy's fliiml v designs 3501 FIKST AVE. S.E.-WKMVERY SERVICE Monday llini Friday H; Salurday M 363-2675 Xcro in on a want ad and sell those useful but no longer needed items. Dial 398-8234. Save money on an NS Electronic 6-Digit Calculator when you save at Merchants National Bank. This new Mini-Calculator can add, subtract, multiply, and divide instantly! 'Battery-operated, it fits in or purse. Great for keeping a total while you do your grocery shopping. Perfect for balancing your checkbook. Figure out the best bargain. Helps the kids with their homework. 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