Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 9, 1974, Page 7

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette April 9, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa $7,800 Starting Wage in Independence District district would receive additional $216,008 in state aid next year. The majority of the board members felt they would rather give a higher base salary than approve the long-range costs of the percentage change of the increments. When accepting the proposal Driscoll read a statement on behalf of the teachers saying they accepted the board's offer with “reluctance and regret.” Red Rotating Lights Asked For Capitol DES MOINES IIDPA) - The majestic state capitol is about to take on a new look at night. Two rotating fresnal globes' are to be installed atop the By Donna Jones INDEPENDENCE—After several proposals and counter proposals teachers in the Independence Community school district Monday night accepted the school board’s offer to increase the base pay from $7,200 to $7,800. The meeting was held at the Middle school commons with a large majority of the teachers present. The new $7,800 base represents an overall increase of about 9.5 percent and will cost the district approximately $122,000. As chairman of the salary committee of the Independence Community Education Assn., Gene Driscoll requested a base pay of $7,600 for teachers but dome at the request of the Fed with some percentage increases oral Aviation Authority (FAA). in    the    salary    index schedule. Prior to    the    energy    crisis designed to benefit those with flood lights were used to illumi-less experience.    nate the dome; the lighting was Proposal’s Cost    sufficient to meet FAA stan- dards. The proposal would have costj Then, late last year, the light-; the school district $126,646, re- jng Was drastically reduced to fleeting a 9.63 percent increase, {conserve on electricity. Driscoll pointed out the school; Subsequently the FAA office j |at Kansas    City    informed the! MpTvInclrw NJpprlistate that needed to improve1 VI ca any. 1    (its lighting system so the capitol in    Issug 00 seenatby Of Impeachment DES MOINES (AP) - The un-certainty hanging over America will linger unless Republicans1 minimum of electricity, and Democrats on the house ju-    ~~ diciary committee unite in de-; Norway Water riding if President Nixon should S pj Restored be    impeached,    says Rep.    Ed-    rr    7 ward Mezvinsky (D-Iowa). 1 NORWAY (IPD—Water sup-! ,it    „i •».    *    *    plies in this town of 500 per- I think it s    vital    that we    no    >    . E    , werc back only make the right decision. .    ,    Tucsdav    after    a mal. said Mezvinsky, a committee I ,    ..    -    „    .    J______ member, “but that the manner1 unc J? ^ njaut I in which we reach that decision ^‘V.,rr    1    ®    ..    ^    .    . . . . is handled properly . . . soj    wa,er saPP ,es had 'icathf- the public can understand and fdan«cr,!us-v low chvels, af'j accept it ’*    ie** one of two oi the town Mezvinsky    said    in    an tater-! S.umps „brok«    d°wn Monday. Town officials    had urged resins to    use any more than absolutely    neces-1 Judge Rejects    \ Police 'Concerned' over Plea Bargain In Beating Case Chief Testing Procedures Charles R. Herman was sentenced Monday to one year in the reformatory at Anamosa in connection with the beating of his three-year-old stepson, Shawn, on Jan. 24. Herman, 23, of 3000 J street SVV, pled guilty earlier in Linn district court to a charge of assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury in the incident. The county attorney had recommended Herman be placed on probation if he agreed to undergo psychiatric treatment. Judge Harold Vietor said Herman would not be placed on probation and that he could withdraw his guilty plea since it was based on a plea bargain involving a probation recommendation from the county attorney. The defendant did not withdraw the plea, and the judge ordered him to turn himself in to serve the term no later than noon April 22. The child has been placed in a different home. His injuries included a severe fracture of a hand bone. Some concern about the way the civil service test for Cedar Rapids police chief candidates was conducted has been voiced Commissioner James Steinbeck was elected to the council. Steinbeck gave the acting chief’s job to Capt. Wallace by spokesmen for    the    Cedar;    Johnson,    who served the    max- Rapids Police Protective    Assn.    imum of    90 days as acting    chief. Members of the    association    The council renamed Clift    to the met briefly Monday to discuss acting chief’s post last week, their concerns.    - Detective Darwin Ammeter    J    fNW/-»IIc + told The Gazette there was    IWO wyCIISTS “some concern about how it (the test) was done.” He said the main concern was over “the tests being sent out of town,: being administered    by    other people.” Officers Amazed He said the group’s attitude was one of “amazement. We don’t know how anything was done. There has been no expla- Unify Stanley McCausland, director of the state’s general services’ department, said he decided on the rotating red lights because they could be operated with a dents water view that he doubts the committee of 21 Democrats and 17 Republicans will get all the evidence it thinks it needs to reach sar,y ,    ,    ,    ,    , the decision    VVater    levels    had    dr°PPcd t0 ' "But I think well bo able tol'f* ,ha" 10 000 gallons in the | tell the public what happened IS.OOO-gaHon ^toragc tank^ Ma-1 and why it happened, to a great vor extent Gary Gramblin said one well had rusted over and was The focus of the committee’s not ln use "h60 the second work “may very well boil down PU™P went out to two major areas,” he said, Norway had sought a federal “obstruction of justice, and all “.’ant t0 construct and update that may represent . . and per- Ihe water system but the town sonal finances. We will look at l>an 1 afford a loan, the question of contributions, private gain while in public of- Pair Enter Guilty Pleas on Assault ,    Two men appeared in magis- Coggon Man Bound    trate’s court Monday and pled Over on Druq Count guilty to charges of assault and , battery. David Smith. Coggon, waned William Everts, route three. a preliminary hearing Friday in (.cdar R ids was jven a 3(| magistrate's court and was day jai, scntencc Ht. was bound over to the grand jury on;cjlargutj with assaulting Lucille a charge of possession of a con-    March 24 trolled substance.    Russell    King,    3234 Wenig    road He is charged with having SE, was fined $21) and costs. He marijuana in his possession was charged with assaulting March 23.    Matthew    Hajek    March 7. Truck Firms Drop Request To Hike Rates Dick Petska, manager of the Chamber of Commerce transportation bureau, says a change in tactics by trucking firms is taking place in the “double bottom truck’’ issue. Proponents for a IO percent surcharge on freight into Iowa, which was to compensate carriers for “loss of efficiency and resulting fuel costs” due to the Iowa law against 65-foot twin trailers, have w ithdraw n their plan submit ted to the Middlemost Motor Freight bureau. Now, says Petska, firms are urging an amendment to the state legislature’s transportation bill to legalize the long trucks. Petska says the surcharge plan was apparently withdrawn due to pressure by shippers who felt they were being “punished for something the legislators had done.” Injured; Both Face Charges Two motorcyclists suffered minor injuries Monday in separate accidents. Both men were charged with traffic violations. Duane N. Stansbery, 21, of 1428 Second avenue SWT, was treated at St. Luke’s hospital for nation how it was conducted,’’ a fractured left foot and re-Ammeter said.    leased. The association may contact; Police said Stansbery was in-the civil service commission to jured at the intersection of First find out more about how1 the test street and Eighth avenue SW was given. Ammeter said only one of the 14 or 15 members of the force who took the civil service test ment. has been able to find out his Stansbery was charged with score.    failure to have control of the Forward Names    vehicle. The civil service commission    *    * * Friday forwarded the names of    secon(l cyclist.    Patrick G. nine men as qualified can- Tusing’ 19- of 521 Third avenue didates for police chief, includewa? treated at St. Lukes ing two local police officers, hospital for possible head inju-chosen according to their scores j r*es aPd released. on the civil service commission Tusing was injured at the in-tcst    tersection of Thirty - second While    42    men were scheduled s|root    and    Center    Point    road to take    the    written examination, I NE. only 37 completed it, with 17 p°hce said Tusing was south-being administered by hound    on    Center    Point    road in i when    he    turned    east    onto Thirty-second street NE and when he attempted to make a left turn onto First street, lost control and skidded on the pave- G. C. Bird Dies, Ran Business in Sigourney SIGOURNEY — Grover C. Bird. 89, owner and operator of Sigourney Iron and Metal Co. for over 50 years, died at his home Monday. Born Fob. 2, 1885, in Iowa county, he was married to Rena Hunnicutt in 1952 following the death of his first wife, the former Emma Rowe. Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Elva Eden, Lone Tree; Ruby Ryder. Sigourney; Lillie Kibbee, Cedar Falls, and Opal McIntyre, Waterloo; two sons, Archie, Cedar Falls, and Forrest, Evansdale; 33 grandchildren, 45 greatgrandchildren, a stepson. Ralph Hunnicutt, Cedar Rapids, and two sisters, Dollie Tarnatzer. Toledo, and Elsie North. Kansas City, Mo. Services will be Thursday at 2 at Reynolds funeral home by the Rev. Marshall Dyer. Burial in Millersburg cemetery. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., April 9, 1974 Central City Man Sentenced, Fined Lavern Silver, Central City, appeared in magistrate’s court Monday and pled guilty to two charges. He was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence on a charge of assault and battery. He was charged with assaulting Janice Nielson Jan. I. He was fined $35 and costs on a charge of criminal trespass. He was charged with trespassing on the Nielson property Jan. I. Deere Sets 5% Price Increase MOLINE, III. (AP) — Deere and Co. announced Monday it is raising prices on its agricultural and industrial products by an average of five percent. Chairman William A. Hewitt said the increases were approved under federal Phase 4 regulations and were needed to recover increased material and labor costs. Sell those no-longer needed space-takers quickly with a want ad. Dial 398-8234. exams civil service other cities. commissions struck the curb on the south, side of the street and tipped Acting Chiefs Cedar Rapids has been with- over out a police chief since George Tusing was charged with Matias resigned last year Asst, failure to have control of the Chief Gareth Clift served as act- j vehicle and violation of a driving chief until Public Safety er’s license restriction. 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(IO point! ti you an!wer thn question correct. a:.'-er IO .space probe showea of.. ? . tne sma”est c‘ t e sportligm (2 po.nti for each queition ensured correctly) I Larry Csonka. Paul Warfield and tm — three is, Wash-ithe new 2 !■ 'e AFL’*..?.. matchwords (4 point! for each correct match) 1 . delicate    a entrust to a er 2 ...,oe efate h-Pe^^ng to argent or controversy 4 F, ca ed the mp uh g women s nab B jean King) won the s champ,ens1' o. 3 ...pilgrim c-very sensitive; eas damaged roundtable 4 ...proletariat d-traveler to a holy place    F.mtty    dncu.iron (no .core) Vi* at prints would you u? to see inc 5 ...premie a -aboring class TOUR SCORE 91 to IOO point! — TOP SCORE! 81 to 90 point! — Excellent. 71 to 80 points — Good 61 to 70 point! — Fi r. 48-74 * VEC. Inc.. Madison, Wisconsin in a U S.-Sov et ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAOE ;

  • Charles R. Herman
  • Darwin Ammeter
  • David Smith
  • Dick Petska
  • Dollie Tarnatzer
  • Donna Jones
  • Duane N. Stansbery
  • Elva Eden
  • Emma Rowe
  • Gareth Clift
  • Gary Gramblin
  • Gene Driscoll
  • George Tusing
  • Grover C. Bird
  • Harold Vietor
  • James Steinbeck
  • Jess Fauchier
  • Larry Csonka
  • Lavern Silver
  • Lillie Kibbee
  • Marshall Dyer
  • Opal Mcintyre
  • Patrick G.
  • Paul Warfield
  • Ralph Hunnicutt
  • Rena Hunnicutt
  • Sigourney Iron
  • William A. Hewitt
  • William Everts

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: April 9, 1974

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