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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: April 19, 1974 - Page 5

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Czarnecki: HUD Shutout Disastrou By Ford Clark IOWA CITY "If HUD clos us out, Iowa City could becom a disaster area." That was the comment Iowa City's mayor, Edgar Czar necki, following a morning co ference between HUD officia and Iowa City representatives. At issue is the recent defeat a general obligation bond issi of million by Iowa Ci voters, which has left the city urban renewal plans in disa ray. Thursday morning, officials the department. of housing an urban development (HUD again told the city the downtow urban renewal project is no financially not feasible. Some Good News HUD representatives d i have one bit of good news fc the city. Czarnecki said, "The told us an additional amount c money will be available for r location funds. We also will b able to acquire five of 22 pr perlies we presently are negi tiatingfor. "HUD officials said this wi be allowable because negoti tions are in a stage where th city could be held legally 1 able." According to Czarnecki, HUD officials firm in tel ing us we are still responsib for supplying parking facilitie in the downtown area. Fewer Spaces "Presently, urban renewa planning calls for us to spen million to supply park ing spaces. I asked if we spen the appropriate amount money, but did not come u with quite that number of park ing spaces, whether this woul 1 fulfill our requirements. "They implied it would not." Czarnecki stressed, "HIT made no recommendations, bu expressed considerable interes in next Tuesday's city council meeting when we plan to tak up the matter of renegotiate the city's contract with Old Cap itol Associates." City Approval It was Old Capitol which wo city approval for an over-a single-developer concept for th downtown area. This plan was aborted, although the contrac is still in effect, when the low City voters gave only 54 percen approval, although 60 percen was needed for the city's park Ing obligation. Czarnecki shot down a men tioned possibility of using reve nue bonds to finance downtown parking ramps. "Let's be honest, no on would buy them. Our situation is too confused for hi said. Czarnecki confirmed the cit; council had gone into an "uns cheduled executive session Thursday morning concerning urban renewal-related mat ters." Downtown Future When questioned about the fu ture of the downtown area, if HUD continues to withhold fund ing, Czarnecki said, "We would attempt legislative remedies and, as a last resort, take out a loan with HUD and repay the loan by selling off urban re- newal land piecemeal. "We would not be allowed to purchase any additional land or Trailer Fire Fatal To Des Moines Man DBS MOINES (AP) Lee Baber of Des Moines diet Thursday night when the trailer he was living in caught fire. Authorities said Baber had lived alone at the Marsam Trailer court in Des Moines for about two weeks. His age was estimated between 55 and 59. 10 YEARS AGO Premier Khrushchev and the Polish guests at his 70th birthday party declared in a statement that Red China's actions within the world communist movement were extremely harmful and dangerous. Hawkaye Archaeological sgciety will sponsor a FREE INDIAN RELIC SHOW! SUNDAY, APR. 21 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAFETERIA 6301 Kiricwood Boulevard S.W. Evoryonu is invited to eorno and browse, buy, sell, trade or display genuine artifacts. Ribbon) will be awarded. Killian's Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City OPEN SUNDAY Killian's aturday hopper topper e'h. Short cuts to a great summer in the sun with these easy care Sleeveless Blouses and Shorts EACH REGULARLY EACH Shorts are 100% doubleknit nylon and tops to pair up of mix up or match up! Comfortable pull-on- shorts have an elastic set-on waistband and stitched crease. Sleeveless or cardigan tops with collars. Shorts in solid colors. Tops are plain and printed. 10 to 18 and 32 to 38. Codar Rapids: Alsla Bar, Downtown Street Floor Downstairs Budget Store and Lindale Plaxa HOURS, CEDAR RAPIDS: KILLIAN'S DOWlTOVVN AM TQ PM UNPAID AM TO PM MALL SHOPPING CENTER, IOWA CITYi 9rJO AM. TO PM The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Fri.. April 19, 1974 5 lians All Stock Reduced! ALL SALES FINAL 6 Hours Only! Saturday AM to PM (Carpet Warehouse located on 1st Street and 5th Avenue S.E.) Broadloom Best Buys at Budget-Boosting Prices! Everyone knows it's one thing to have a clearance sale on a few odds and ends. Buf, it's quite a different story to have a sale on everything we carryl Which is what's happening at Killian's Carpet Warehouse tomorrow! And, when we say every- thing, we really mean it! Sale lasts for 6 hours only so shop 200 roomslza and oversize remnants from 48.00 to 108.00 100% Nylon Twist-Solid Colors SQ. YD. 100% Nylon Hi-Lo Random Texture SQ. YD. 100% Polyester Embossed 100% Nylon Multi-color Shags SQ. YD. 100% Nylon Shags-Solids and 2 Tones SQ. YD. 100% Nylon Heat Set Body Shags 788 jj SQ. YD.   

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