Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 5, 1974, Page 8

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March 05, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Mar. 5. 1974 ■MKT' S. Tama School Bond Vote Asked Petitions Urge $490,000 Addition to High School 'Springy' Courts -Gazette Photo bv Steve Hello By Alice VV itosky TAMA — Petitions will be presented to the South Tama Community board of education Tuesday night by voters of the district asking that the board call a bond election for the purpose of issuing bonds for $490,000 to carry out a building program. The program would consist of building and furnishing an addition to the South Tama county high school building for combination trades and industry classes, vocational agriculture classes and general classrooms. Also included is the building and furnishing of an addition to the South Tama junior high school building located in Tole- ture. Junior high students are transported from the Toledo building to the senior high school in Tama for certain classes. At the time the present high school was built, the bonding capacity was not available to complete adequate industrial arts and vocational agriculture facilities. The west wall of the building, consequently, was constructed of metal rather than brick to allow for an addition. Enrollment in the industrial arts classes has increased from 103 students in the 1969-70 school year to 170 this year; and from 35 students in vocational agriculture in 1967-68 to 91 this year. do to be used for an industrial it has been necessary to turn arts shop and one classroom. Additions To Match students away from the industrial arts program each se- No Smoking in ISU Classrooms AMES — Students returning for spring quarter classes at Iowa State university this week found ‘‘smokey’’ classrooms t h e exception rather than the rule. “No smoking” signs are being posted in areas of academic activity — class rooms, laboratories and lecture rooms. Instructors at a general faculty meeting, prompted by recommendations from the Government of the Student Body, and the All-University Community Council, soundly endorsed a curb-classroom-smoking motion. President VV. Robert Parks directed the no smoking policy be adopted this week. By the end of the week all areas are expected to be posted. Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Selden Uses Chalkboard To Avoid Paper Airplanes DES MOINES — State Comptroller Marvin Selden walked to a chalkboard in an appropriation subcommittee meeting room recently to write some figures. “I’ve got these figures in some handouts here,” he explained to committee members, “but I learned as a Sunday school teacher not to distribute handouts before making your presentation or you’ll have airplanes flying around the room.” “That means you were a poor teacher,” twitted Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bellevue). □ # □ □ Instant Opinions AT LEAST one state official is marveling at | the speed with which Atty. Gen. Richard Turner wrote opinions on tho hug truck bfflj and a mobile home property tax relief bill. Turner had the opinions ready almost before there were requests for them. The state official who’s doing the marveling requested an opinion more than two years ago and is still awaiting the attorney general’s answer. SELDEN The season may officially be winter, but don't tell that to Ann Hirsch, 19, (foreground) or Sharon Fisher, 17, both from Dubuque. The two girls wanted to be the first on the University of Iowa tennis courts in Iowa City Sunday morning — even though the nets haven't been put ud yet and the ball splashed each time it bounced. For Iowa Solons Study Cut in Hours For School, Town Elections By Staff Writer    I.    Yoter-turnout    at    the    last    2.. Merging small precincts DES MOINES — Hours of school election in the case of with adjoining larger precincts school elections and those in schools and at the last town so long as they do not contain towns of less than 500 population election in the case of smaller more than 3.500 people. could be reduced by the county communities    3 ,.ermminK school bonds ,0 elections commissioner to save    ,    1,    .    .    ,    ,    ... costs under a bill being studied 2- Anticipated turnout at the be registered and recorded in by a house state government uPcoming election. Example: lf the office of the school district The addition to the senior high I nester because of limited space I A rjrji ■ I    I    ^    ^    11 school would be of construction and facilities.    /    \ I ll I UO I LVJUs^QI Iv^l I to match the brick building. The    Estimate Costs addition to the junior high mt . „ ,    ... school would be a metal pre-fab    .    b®. ^    .°[. transPort>n8 Jun‘ building which would be located    10Il bl*»h    students to the high just east of the main building    scho°l    ** muslc, and    Rv    ...    in    ....    p and south of the Toledo evm    vocational    agriculture classes    By    Harrison    VV eber dull SUUin UI UIL IUILUU g} IU.    tg rftn    u/uu    Iowa    Daily Pres* Assn. The career education plan is s $6,500 per year. With the    MOINES _ is q condi- the result of a study by a com- instruction of a metal pre fab    1 mittee and two sub-committees J™®** for industnaJ a,rts attl0n to <0ntinuinS membership one in the area of vocational ag- junior high school, the in the bar, the Iowa supreme Harrison riculture and the other in trades Present industrial arts facility may soon reqUire all Iowa W#*hpr and industry. They feel career :wouId b^ome a ™ .™asic lawyers to participate annually education is for all youth but!room' The Pre-fab building|. *    P Program Lawyers Charted particularly for those youth would cost enrolled in trades and industry, ^’,000 to1?70,W)j approximately in a le8al education program. The court announced its inten- building trades, agriculture and The estimated cost of the ad- job experience programs. quate for the successful operation of these programs. The new additions would be completed in the summer of 1975. tions in a resolution which has been filed with the clerk of the ditions per foot is $20. The re- The present high school and tir(ement ot ‘h„e bcnds' plu* interr,.    "    SUPr°me C°Ur' junior high facilities are inade- cs ,    “    ,9\>'far Perlod: ^"i    The resolution, adopted    last reflect a 1.5 mill increase rn the schoolhouse fund, representing an increase of $1.50 for each $1,000 of assessed property.' The millage in the general month, states that within a reasonable time the supreme court will adopt rules for a continuing legal education commission comprised of five states the commission will be expected to make recommendations to the supreme court relating to further action the court might take “to assure that the Iowa public is served by a bond issue were at stake it would be assumed the turnout subcommittee. School election costs could be wuuuj ^ —u ult- luniuui ^ auditors ^ which the cut even more if school district HOuld ^ greater than if there district lies. secretaries line up volunteer werT no contes*s ^or openings; I he additions would provide fund is decreasing each year at lawyers to be appointed by competent, qualified lawyers secret ar v instead of offices of an agricultural classroom and the rate of one to two mills. The the court.    capable of delivering legal ser- year the 1.5 mills is placed on help as election officials. State Rep. Richard Drake (R-Muscatine), subcommittee chairman, said these are two of the changes being contemplated in a bill revising some of the election reform laws passed by the 1973 legislature. 4. Updating the language deal- on the school board.    |ng wjth elections in old laws The bill is replete with revi- governing cities and towns due sions in the elections reform law t0 the invalidation of the newly I passed last year.    passed cities-towns law s in Other proposed changes in-conformance with the “home elude: .    I rule” amendment. The Polk I. Giving commissioners the county district court decision option to use either paper bal- invalidating the new laws, giv-lots or voting machines in pre- ing cities and towns more con-cincts, depending on the antici- trol of their own affairs, is on The new law requires polls to pated voter turnout and the past appeal to the Iowa supreme be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at voter turnout record.    court. all elections but voter turnout is----- so light at many school elections that school officials say the cost isn’t justified. Noon Opening Drake said it is estimated that school election costs and those in smaller towns could be cut about $30 per voting unit if polls in those places opened at noon instead of 7 a.m. The county elections commis- j sioner (county auditor), would have the option to reduce the; hours the polls are to be open j based on two criteria: vices at a reasonable cost. „    ...    .    This    commission,    operating the tax rolls, persons wtl not, der h t>s supeKmsl0n> see a decrease in their millage h rp(;IVtf1oih]p for the ad ».«* that year but in all probability ministratioI1f of a continuing this court, including the right Delaware Board there will be no increase that!, ,    —    for laboratory; a drafting classroom; a trades and industry classroom; additional shop space to include power mechanics and metals areas; and an industrial arts shop at the junior high school. The present shop for building trades would be remodeled. The present heating system would take care of the new a*"U#B-    ,    „ „ nJ!    *«<? ‘he millage assess-    ^wTedge'airt ski o’f'lawye'rl A temporary portable building ment has been placed on the tax at the rear of the high school is rolls, the millage of the district!    Further    Action now used for vocational agricul-! will continue to decrease.    jn    addition,    the “As a condition to continuing membership in the bar of seminars that he has attended throughout the United States. The intention of the resolution, Judge Moore added, is not to detract from the present legal education program of the Iowa State Bar Assn., but to build and supplement the program. This latest action by the supreme court appears to be the second step in a program to improve upon the quality and image of the 3,500 lawyers practicing in Iowa. The first step was to set up a client security trust fund as a protection for clients. Under this program full-time practicing lawyers must pay $200 a year for two years into the fund. a (legal education    program for!    to practice law before    Iowa particular    year either, Supt. L * vers licensed    in Iowa.    courts, every bar member Jerry Nichols explained.    The resoiution    states that it    practicing in Iowa shall    par- Accordmg to Nichols, the ap- formulate its own educa- ticipate annually in the con-pim.i of    tile building project .Jon program or    certify seminar    tinuing legal education    pro- I tit, I I MaI /immn nn /\t f/xn a 11 n/tHA/vl will not cause an overall school and workshops as viable activi millage increase because the Ues incrcasc the professiona| the resolution states. Regents Want Wage, Not Tuition Hike Patchett Seeks Re-election in 25th District Rep. John Patched NORTH LIBERTY - State Rep. John Patchett (D-North Liberty) announced Tuesday he; will seek re-election to the Iowa house from the 25th district. Patchett, 25, and completing his first term, charged the Republican leadership in the legislature with refusing to consider “meaningful and comprehensive tax reform.” He said people who need tax relief most — those in the mid die income brackets — won’t get any until Democrats control at least one house of the legislature. Patchett said he has kept his pledge of two years ago to be a full-time legislator “although it has been somewhat difficult financially ...” He promised to serve on the same basis if re-elected Rep. and Mrs. Patchett are expecting their first child in October. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, the North Liberty Optimist club, Johnson county I-club, Iowa Women’s Political Caucus, Common Cause, Sierra club, Iowa Civil Uberties Union, Iowa Friends of Educational Television, environmental defense fund and State Historical Society. He serves on the house educa-1 tion, natural resources, and stale government committees. DES MOINES - The presidents of Iowa’s three state-supported universities Monday warned they will lose top quality faculty members due to low salaries and asked lawmakers for an 8.5 percent wage increase for all academic employes. Appearing before a joint appropriations subcommittee, University of Iowa President Willard Boyd said his institution was at a “competitive disadvantage” because the salaries offered arc the lowest among the Big Ten schools. Loss of 70 He said that unless wages are increased this year “more top faculty members” will be lured away, and noted that 70 tenured faculty members left the U. of I. because of low salaries during the last year. Regents President Mrs. H. Rand Peterson of Harlan said the board had established the 8.5 percent wage increase as a top priority. The request, which would cost $8.5 million, was about $1.5 million above Gov. Robert D. Ray’s budget proposal to provide a 6.5 percent pay hike. Dr. W. Robert Parks, Iowa State university president, said his school has suffered a “gradual deterioration of excellence” because of the uncompetitive wages which lag as much as IO percent behind salaries at comparable universities. “We are losing more key people than we have in the past, and we are having more difficulty in recruiting people because we simply cannot offer competitive wages,” said Parks. “Off Chart” President John Kamerick of the University of Northern Iowa said the salary increases have crept up at only a I or 2 percent rate compared with ll percent at other institutions. He said UNI has “dropped completely off the chart” of / the other institutions with which it is compared. One member of the appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Richard Norpel (D-Bcllevue), called for a tuition increase at all three schools to raise the funds for the salary increases. He said the state is currently “giving away education” and should raise its fees to be more competitive with the $1,800 to $2,200 currently charged at private institutions in Iowa. Hits Needy Students The regents, however, were generally cool to the idea, saying it would work a hard ship on needy students at a time when they are caught in a squeeze between inflated costs and limited financial aid available to them. Rep. Glenn Brockett (R-Marshalltown) said tuition was proportionately higher in the 1930s in proportion to incomes of that day than it is now. “It took me longer to pay back the cost of my education then, when it was $105 a semester, than it takes now ($600 at ISU and UNI and $6 0 at Iowa U.),” Brockett said. The regents presented figures which they said showed Iowa costs of education already are higher than at most other Big Ten institutions. It costs around $2,100 a year to educate a student, and at Iowa tuition covers only about a fourth of that, Norpel said. Speaking of his own arca of the state, Norpel said less than a third of the students who graduated from Maquoketa high school last year went on to college. “That suggests to me we should be encouraging more of them to go to vocational-technical school,” he said. gram In the preamble of the resolution the court acknowledged that law and the administration . .. of justice is in a state of accel-resoiu i 'n j erating change. Practicing lawyers, the court said, must keep abreast of substantive and procedural law developments and of innovative office procedures and practices tending to decrease the cost of legal services to the public. The supreme court requested the Iowa State Bar Assn. to research and study the implementation of the court’s plan. Through the years, said Chief Justice C. Edwin Moore, the Iowa State Bar Assn. has been one of the leaders in the country in providing legal education to its members. Supplement Program Judge Moore said he came to this conclusion after visiting with experts at various legal Takes Action on Hook Park Deed jMANCHESTEK - Two minor items appeared on the agenda of the regular monthly meeting of the Delaware county board of supervisors Monday afternoon. A quit claim deed was accepted from Harold Russell Hook by the board for the nom-minal sum of $1, clearing the title to the small area known as Hook Park located between Edgewood and Colesburg. Questions had arisen as to actual ownership of the property even though records show it had been deeded for conservation purposes at the time highway 3 was built over 30 years ago according to the supervisors. In other action, the board approved a tax suspension notice to be issued to old-age assistance recipient, Martha Chct-tinger, because ownership of her property had been transfered to the state. "ll/me Decants Many styles. Genuine hand crystal, all clear and in Ireland arid West Germany. cut 24% lead colors. 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