Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 6, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 06, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2A Cedar Kapids Gazelle; Wed., alar. 6, 1974 Apartment Proposal Turned Down by Planners The city planning commission ,at a meeting attended by about I 30 concerned residents voted .Tuesday against a rezoning re .quest that would have allowed construction of a 48-unit apart ment complex at 1935 Mt. Ver inon road SE. -The commission's recommen still must go to the citj council for a vote. Speaking on behalf of neigh- borhood residents, Atty. David .L. Marner said more than 100 people had signed a petition against the rezoning. Marner also listed the follow- Redmond-Enters Race for Senate In 13th District Cedar Rapids Assistant City Attorney James Redmond Wednesday announced his can-, didacy for the Democratic iiom-j ing reasons for opposing the development on the 2.36-acre site: Residential areas of one-fami- ly homes border the site. Vacancies in existing apart- ments both in the city as a .whole and in the neighborhood of the proposed development. Spot zoning would be inconsis- tent with the area. Iraffic generated by the con plex would add to an existin high level of traffic on Mt. Ve non road SE. i And, a general objection o .the grounds of noise, air an visual pollution. The commission voted a] -proval of a proposed 96-un apartment complex at 3102 avenue NW at the request of Viva Rovvray, secretary of Loomis Bros. Inc., general con-! tractors. i The Loomis development approved on the condition that ai new site plan be submitted. James In other action, Hie plan com- Redmond mission approved: j A 38-unit apartment complex on 3.9 acres at '3715 Johnson av- enue NW for Richard D. Jones. A 33-unit apartment complex Thirii.ii. -nj 'nation for state senator from C-L School Board Receives Salary, Benefit Requests LOWDEN The Clarence- Uwdcn Education Assn. has presented a salary proposal to the Sovern Seeks Nomination for Iowa Senate Steve Sovern, 32, has ai nounced his candidacy for nom i nation by the Democratic party to the Iowa senate' from -District 15. Sovern, currently serving his 'second term on the Cedar Community schoo Steve Sovern board, said, "My interest in seeking this position is .primari ly generated by my experience state government through affairs over the last four "I have witnessed both state ,fand federal governments be- more distant from, the 'people they serve while at the .same time usurping more of the .authority of local government. "This trend is. most alarming in light of the current lack of .trust in government In order to restore the faith and confidence of the people of this state in .their own government, we must .bring the decision making to home." Sovern is manager of Nesper Sign Co. He has been a Cedar Rapids-Marion resident for years, having moved here with his family from Monticello. He .'attended Cedar Rapids schools was graduated in 1965 from Marquette university, Milwau- kee. In addition to his school board -work, Sovern has been active in .United Community Services. He served on the UCS board of -directors and executive commit- tee and was chairman 'of the UCS al-Iarge budget com- -mittee during that period. Sovern, his wife, Bonnie, and 'children, Grant, 6; Eric, 4, and -Ken, 3, live on a farm north of -Hiawatha where they raise live- 'stock. They attend St. Matth- ew's Catholic church. at Thirtieth street and Pionce avenue SE at the request of Gi bert and Mary Boxa. A building at Blairs Fen and Council street NE fo Northwestern Bell Telephone The building will house a max mum of 54 employes wh aperate trucks dispatched froi he" site, according to a tele )hone company spokesman. A pizza restaurant and loung at Mt. Vernon road and Fort> econd street SE.for Brentwood Inc. A building for Home for Agei Women at 202 Twelfth stree NW. A revised site developmen plan for an area north of 0 ave nue NW between old and Edgewood road. The commission denied a re quest by Donald and Mary Jan Kopecky for approval of a plan to operate a printing shop in their home at 716 Eighth avenue Cub Scouts Pack boys 139 The following received .awards a toelridge school: Bob Richter, (evin Menadue, Joe Stepanek, }andy Robertson, Ricky Ro- rertson and Mike Barnard. Pack 23 The following boys 'eceived awards at St. Matth- ew's Hayek, Mike Veepie, John Jensen, John Val iere, Kirk Dvorak, Matt Beven iur, Shawn Pink, Doug Lums: ien, Mike Kane and Kevin Ban- iwetz. Pack 29 The following boys 'eceived awards at Hoover chool: Mark Duffy, David Tom Watson, Seeker, John Stark, Guerin Valker, David Boelter, Randy 5uresh, Keith Eastin, Raymond Todd Hartwell, Gary Logan, Kevin Vial, Craig Astor, icbtt Eaker, Scott Lauer, Fran- is Loutsch, Dan Rennekamp, Gary Utecht and John Ely. Pack 83 The following boys eceived awards at Hope Lu- leran church: Brian Franck, Bike Worke, David Voelkers, Iddie Bohren, Jesse Walters, lilly Schlotfelt, Chuck Lampe, oey Walters and Scott Shay. Pack 70 The following boys -e-c e Nixon chool: Mike BecK, Scott Sokal, oe Dummond, Ron Rathjens, )avid Jankowski, Brian Caman- s c h, Devin Emrich, Scott awrence, Allen Oltrogge, Andy ook, Matt Burt, Dan Terrill, om Tjarks, David Lawrence, ruce Hartkemeyer, Don Hart- emeyer, Jay Cooper, Mike wallom and Ken Morgan. Pack 9 The following boys eceived awards at Erskine chool: Kenton Thompson, the 13th senatorial district.. "The Iowa legislature must abandon its preoccupation will1 special interest legislation in order to develop programs to meet the governmental needs of all said the 31-year-old attorney. A resident of Cedar Rapids iince 1943, Redmond first at- lended Iowa State university and then Northwestern univcrsi- :y, where he received a degree in chemical engineering in 1965. After three and a half years on active duty as a reserve officer 'or the navy, he enrolled in law school at the University of Iowa, where he earned a law degree in May, 1971. Upon graduation he was em- >loyed as a law clerk by Justice !lay LcGrand of the Iowa su- >reme court and served in that capacity until taking the posi- ion as full-time assistant city attorney in 1972.. The 13th senatorial .district in- cludes parts of northeast and southeast Cedar Rapids and ;outhern Linn and northern [ohnson counties. board of education which base for beginning teachers. This compares to a base this year. Proposed fringi benefits and extracurricular sal aries also were presented to the board. The board will meet on Marc! 11 for further discussion con cerning the salary proposal. Old lUis Board members have decider: to reconsider an earlier decision to trade in the school's oldos1 bus to the Watkins Co. on a new bus. Instead, the board has decid- :d to keep the older bus and use t as a spare during the next school year. The Watkins Co. agreed to sell :he new bus to the district with- out a tr.ade-in. A summer driver education program also was approved by the board. Approxi- mately 50 students are eligible obby obin Megerr Tucker, rSteve Fritz, Mike' Benson, Road Unit To Pay Part Of Marion 151 Costs AMES The Iowa highway commission Wednesday agreed lo pick up of the estim- ated cost for resurfacing of highway 151 (Seventh ave- .nue) from Ninth to Fifteenth streets in Marion. Highway commission officials .said the Marion council, sched- uled to act on the resurfacing 'work Thursday, plans a con- Jract letting for April 4. toar Saptite ferttr Established In 1BB3 by Th- Gazette Co. ond published doily and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE, Cedor Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second Class Postoae paid al Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ike Ehlert, Andy Lake, Larry elson, Bobby Shultice, Grant Stewart, Danny Meyer, Tom Rodenberg, Ray' Walsh, Scott Chipokas, Jeff Schippel, Jim Harriot, David Levine, John Butterfield, 'Bill Fritz, David Henton, Kurt De Nicci, Kenny Tschopp, Jerry Nelson; Jay Murphy, Bob Boss, John Know- les, Eric Aaneslad.'Greg Larson, Gary Fabian, Mark Chipohas, Joe Branson, Gary Nelson, Mike Robertson, Kevin "Brubaker, Scott, Thompson, Mike Glesse- man, Jeff Rodenberg and Tim Townley. Subscription rales o weeK. By moll: Sunday fi Issues carrier IS cenls ight edition..and _______ ________ 12.25 a month, o Afternoon editions and S Issues S2.50 o month, J25 a yea stales and U.S. lerrltories WO year: Issues S itions and Sunday 7 r, diner a year. No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- sively to Ihe use tor republlcatton ol all the local news printed in this newspa- per as well as all AP news dispatches. For the Finest in Paints Upholds State Hospital Back Pay Ruling ST. LOUIS (AP) The 8t U.S. circuit court of appeals ha upheld an order which may re ult in payment of more thar in back pay to em iloyes of nine Iowa hospitals. Upheld was an order by U.S District Court Judge William ituart of Des Moines on a sui iled Oct. 4, 1571, by the U.i department-of labor.; The sui illeged that the hospital em iloyes were not paid the statu ory minimum wage, part of thi ime ?1.45 an hour and later 1.60 -an hour. The department also allege< mployes did not receive extra ay for overtime. Hospitals affected would be he state hospital-schools al lenwood and Woodward, men- al.health institutes at Clarinda: ndependence, Cherokee anc lount Pleasant, the Annie Wit- enmyer Home at Daveuport le Iowa Security Medical Fa- lity at Oakdale and the Iowa oldiers Home at Marshalltown. The back pay figures to ast and .employes of the'statfflfSspita'ls'were reached by: Doyle Loverridge of Kansas City, regional administrator of Ihe labor department's 'Em- ployment Standards Adminis- tration. Man Is Sentenced on Rape, Kidnap Counts VINTON George L. Wood- son, jr., 26, of Newhall, was sen- tenced in Benton county district court to a term of fiverye'ars'in prison on a kidnaping charge and five years in prison on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape. The two prison terms are to run concurrently. Woodson had pled guilty to the kidnaping charge Jan. 24, and pled guilty Feb. 28 to a less- er offense from statutory rape to the charge of assault with in- tent to "commit rape. Woodson had been charged with rape and kidnaping in con- nection with the abduction of a 17-year-old Newhall girl Aug. 29, 1973. Don Erland, 25, Newhali, also charged in the case, is scheduled for sentencing April By Randy Minkoff DBS MOINES Iowa Uty. Gen. Richard Turner said Wednesday the current streak- ng craze on college campuses n the state'is "legal." Turner said a supreme court decision handed down last nonth ruled unconstitutional a portion of the state's obscenity law dealing with acts relating to lewd and obscene behavior which would have prevented streaking. The attorney general said in the Cedar Rapids case of the State vs. Laura Kueny, the high court ruled that the statute was vague and as a result persons could not, be arrested for latest nude streaking craze. He said the only possible way the situation could be change would be by an act of the legis lature to clear up the state ob scenity statutes, "but- as stands right now this craze streaking is not illegal Iowa." However, :the attorney gener al said could b arrested if they were disturbin :he peace in connection wit] any streaking activities, said there was about "the disturbing the peaci statutes" in Iowa law. for this class and plans are lo have two instructors. The in-school driver education program will be.dropped at Ihe the current year. The! summer program is not less expensive, but also will al- leviate some scheduling prob- lems. The Water Line Bids Are Far Below Estimate Bids on. a water main exten- sion along Korly-second street Science Fair Launches New Phase of Solicitation The Eastern Iowa Science fair this week launched the second phase of its solicitation project about board was a prc-schoo! informed develop- The extension is about feet long, from the middle of the Twin Pines golf course to the site of the new Life Investors building at the corner of Edge- wood road and Forlv-sccomi mental class that has started at street NE- Tipton under the direction of the Joint County school system. Calendar Set A school calendar for 1974-75 was adopted by the board with the first day of school being Aug. 28. Christmas vacation will for two full weeks, Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, and three Easter vaca- ion days will be included for 1975. The total calendar includes 180 teaching days, five clerical days and five paid vacation days. The board learned that the middle school science depart- nent is working with the county conservation board and the Lowden'park board to establish an area for nature study. NE were far below estimates! to raise funds to stage the 1974 fair, scheduled for next month. The fair, a non-profit organi- zation of scientists, educators and laymen, is dependent en- tirely on voluntary contributions. Almost the entire budget is used to provide awards