Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 21, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 21, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2A The Snn, April 11, 1974 Prioto by John Mclvor MARY ANN GRIFFIN, administrative assistant to state Senator Tom Riley (R-Cedar has helped 146 elderly persons fill out property tax relief claims. Here she helps Mayme Edney, of 129 First avenue SW. Deadline for filing the claims is July 31. r ur Business! Meetings this week of public, tax-spending agencies Monday p.m. Linn supervisors. Informal session. Room 103, courthouse. p.m. Linn County Municipalities Association. Regular meeting. Zion Lutheran church, highway 150 and Willman, Hiawatha. Tuesday a.m. Cedar Rapids city council. Informal meeting. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. 10 a.m. Linn supervisors. Open session. Room 103, courthouse. Noon Health center budget committee. Regular meeting. Lower level conference room, Linn Health center, 400 Third avenue SE. 3 p.m. Cedar Rapids city zoning committee. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. 8 p.m. College Community schools board of edu- cation. Regular meeting. Prairie school library. Wednesday 9 a.m. Cedar Rapids city council. Regular meet- ing. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. Thursday a.m. Ground breaking ceremony for Linn county care facility. Linn county home on highway 13. p.m. Hiawatha city council. Special meet- Ing. Council room, Hiawatha city hall. Friday 11 a.m. Cedar Rapids urban renewal board. Sixth floor conference room, city hall. Rice Heads United Way 74Campaign C. I. Rice has been named the 1974 United Way campaign chairman. Rice is senior vice- president of the Collins Radio Co. and general manager of the avionics division in Cedar Rapids. Rice served as campaign vice-chairman in the 1973 cam- paign and was in charge of the loaned executive program. Rice said, "During the 1973 United Way campaign we made substantial progress in modify- ing the campaign organizatioi to where it could be effectively managed. It is my intent during the 1974 campaign to furlhe: modify the organization to givi us a more direct working liaison with the agency boards and staffs in actually conducting th campaign. We have made sub- stantial progress in our prelimi nary commitment from the United Way board and staff. We are progressing with the com- mitment of the boards and staffs of all the agencies in- volved in the campaign. "Each of us must commit our- selves to insuring that the in- creasing needs of the people served by the agencies included in the United Way campaign are met. This may be a monu- mental challenge when one con- siders we will have to raise at least 6.5 percent more money just to offset the effects of infla- tion." Rice holds a BS in electrical C. I. Rice Opera House WHAT CHEER _ The What Cheer Opera House will open its spring season May 8 with the Wayne King orchestra, making its ninth appearance at the Opera House. For tickets, write Larry Nicholson, What Cheer, Iowa 50268 or phone 634-2109 afler 6 p.m. All seals arc re- served. engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from the St. Paul college of law. He has extensive experi- ence in aviation electronics, having held engineering, mar- keting and general management positions with Northwest Air- lines, Aeronautical Radio, Inc., and the Bcndix Corp. Rice joined Collins in 1968 as assistant in Dallas, and became vice-president aviation market- ing in 1969. He was named to his wesent position in July 1972. Mr. Rice and his wife Elaine reside at 100 Thompson drive SE. Phone Hours Extended for SEATS Call The SEATS minibus syste for older residents has expan ed its telephone reservation se vice to 7 p.m. Monday throu Friday. Senior citizens in Merge Area Ten may now call for tr on SEATS anytim letween 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. du ng the week. The reservatio system formerly closed at 4. The local Cedar Rapid: phone number for reserva tions is 398-5605. Others shouli call 800-332-5996, a toll-free number. Some rural residents served by independent compa nics will need to.use their cus tomary access Res- crvations should be made om day in advance of a trip. Rich Brass, transportatio lireclor for SEATS, said the ea lansion of telephone reservatio ervice was-necessitated by ris ng demand for the bus service. All residents, whethe nembers of SEATS or not, ma se the bus system, which pro ides doorstep transportation i irea Ten. Members of the sys em, however, enjoy a sped, 5-cent one-way trip fare, whil on-member senior citizens an ounger users pay more. Brass said sale of men erships in SEATS to older per ons Js continuing. To pui hase memberships, person may send checks for EATS, Area Agency for th Vging. 6301 Kirkwood boulevar W, Cedar Rapids, 52406. Another method of obtaining lembership is to make a reser ation for a trip on the systerr nd to purchase the mem ership from a driver. Rura esidents should call the reser ation number to find out ic membership chairman in leir community is. SEATS is a federally-funded ansportation system designer. serve the elderly. The organ! ation is located at Kirkwoot ommunity college. Buses are unning daily routes in all seven unties of Merged Area Ten. till Spaces on Center Trip to The annual spring trip to New ork, sponsored by the Cedar apids Art center is scheduled ay 2 through 5. Several spaces 1 remain. Persons interested participating in the trip can ntact Pat Lawson at the Art nter, 366-7503. Highlights of e trip will be museum visits d theater, including "Lore- starring Carol Channing. e total cost from Cedar Rap- s is Gamp Good Health Previously reported..? Gazette e m p 1 o y e s' canteen fund In memory of Clar- ence Witt In memory of our Ceske Vlastenky members In loving memory of husband and father, Fred A. Hull, from his family In loving memory of onr folks, Mr. _and Mrs. Stanley Stastny, sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred riotz, from Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Stastny, Ml. Vernon In m c m o r y of Mrs. AV a 11 e r Winkrantz from Mr. and Mrs. Ellis G. Cram..... In memory of William and Ethel Barenz n loving memory of Mrs. Leonard Filipy from Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stastny and Mr. and Mrs. Purley Brajfg" and family n memory of Elise Kearney from Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Eek- ert .n memory of Mrs. Frank Kainholt from friends n loving memory of mother, Emma Sova, from Leo and Agnes Sova 106.54 13.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 6.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Total ..............S 974 Budget Yet to lie raised Theater Tribute To Ben Hecht Set at Luther DECORAH Actor James R. ullivan of The New American lieater in Rockford, III., will resent "An Evening with Ben 'edit" Thursday at Luther col- ege in Valders auditorium at Admission is SI. Ben Hecht was a colorful lurnalist with (he Chicago aily News, best known for his olumn "One Thousand and ne Afternoons in Sullivan, a 1972 theater arts- nglish composition double ma- r of Beloit college, brings this ilorful journalist to stage in uch the same fashion as Hal olbrook has characterized ark Twain. He began his evening with echt in April, 1972, while at iloit college. He has had pre- ous acting experience in col- ge productions and as a mem- :r of the Milwaukee Theater o. for the second half of its 71 season. iVait Don't store it... sell it st with a low-cost Classifiec 398-8234. TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION foughf by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Presents DR. HAROLD BLOOMFIELD Psvchiormr. Physician. Author in a free public lecture MON., APRIL 33 pm, Roosevelt Hotel, Lowe Room Dr. Bloomfield will be presenting the 'latest psycho-physiological research on Transcendental Meditation and how it affects EMOTIONAL STABILITY, EFFICIENCY ON THE JOB, HEALTH, ENERGY, SLEEP, DRUG ABUSE, CONCENTRATION, PERCEPTION, CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE. He is an international lecturer and the first American Psychiatrist to become a teacher of T.M. and the Science of Creative Intelligence. INTERNATIONAL MEDITATION SOCJETY 366-4554 Elderly Get Help With New Property Tax Claims By Dale Kueter city assessor offices in the Think your property taxes s'a'e- are too high? Can't imagine A number of church groups are helping persons complete the forms. The Council on worse off? anyone being Think again. A 76-year-old Cedar Rapids Aging has helped some 250 woman had total income last persons with the forms. The year of 5620. Associated Groups of Elderly Of that, she had to pay (AGE) has filed a protest no in properly taxes. tice with state officials against That perhaps is the most ex- inclusion of social security as treme case yet discovered by income in computing the re- those who are helping elderly fund amount, and disabled persons file Micnael Cox_ an administra. claims under the new proper- ,or in lne property (ax djvi. ty tax relief law. sion of the Iowa department "Her daughter brought her of revenue, in DCS Moines, some food, but she looked as said some claims have been filed so far. An estimat- ed persons in the state though she hadn't any new clothes in 15 said Mary Ann Griffin. With Mary Ann's help, the woman applied for reimburse- ment of 95 percent of the 5230 in taxes paid in 1973. are eligible. The deadline for filing the refund claim is July 31. Cox said the refund checks will be mailed beginning in In all, Mary Ann, an ad- late August. The law requires ministrative assistant to state all of the reimbursement Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar checks to be issued by Sept. has helped 146 elder- 25. ly and disabled persons in fill- The checks will be made out ing out the new property tax to both the claimant and the relief forms. Another woman aided by county treasurer. While the amount of the the Council on Aging, was claim is based on property considering selling her house taxes paid in 1973, the refund to pay property taxes owed, must be applied (o any taxes She filed for reimbursement owed this year. If any of the of refund remains after that, it As of Jan. 1, lowans 65 and must be aPPlied lo first nalf older and those totally disa- ta-es payable m 1975. bled became eligible for a DunnS tno first >'ear of the refund on a portion of proper- now the so-called ty tax paid on their owned double hoptoad credit will residence or rent constituting be ln effeet- In addition lo property tax paid if (otal the reSular ?62-50 homestead household income did not ex- credit> elderl5' ceed If two or more persons oc- cupying a homestead qualify for the reimbursement, only one may file a claim. Also to qualify, the individual must have lived in Iowa all of 1973. and at the time the claim is made. The maximum refund is 95 ccive another Cox said there seem lo be several areas of confusion concerning who is eligible for the refund. One involves residents of nursing homes. He said those elderly or totally disabled who live in nursing or custodial homes upon which property percent of the actual, out-of- taxes are paid, are eligible to pocket taxes paid in 197.3 file a claim, (owed for the year 1972) for those with total income of less than The- refund percentage drops to a base of 25 percent for those with total income less than Social securi- ty received must be included as income. Forms for the property tax rebate are available at all county assessor and treasurer offices; at Iowa department of Lecture Canceled AMES The Rene Dubos lec- ture scheduled for April 22 at Iowa State university has been canceled. Dubos, who was to have made the sixth annual Charles E. Bessey Memorial Lecture at the university, dis- cussing "Man-Made Environ- told ISU officials he was unable to appear at this ime. The 1974 Bessev Leclu revenue offices; and at the 19 will be rescheduled in the fall. For trying to read your handwriting all year. For staying cool in last-minute rushes. For making decisions when she could have passed the buck. For being nice. Your florist beautiful, alive suggestions for you. So come by or call. Quick! Before your secretarv sees lliisad! Flowers and plants. Theyte a natural for National Secretaries Week, April 21-27 VISIT YOUR PROFESSIONAL FLORIST AND ESTABLISH A CONVENIENT CHARGE ACCOUNT LISBON Greenhouse and Flower Shop, 403 East Market, Lisbon, Iowa, 455-2488 PECK'S Green Thumb, 5008 Center Pt. M. NE, 393-5565 WILLY'S Floral Design, 35011st tut. SE, 363-2675 BLAIR'S Flower Shop, 33Uth An. Marion, 371-8239 FLOWERS BY PRESTIOGE, 3415 Ml Vernon Rd. SE, 365-7334 HOVOTHY Flowers, R.R. 1, Cedar Rapids, 365-1751 TOMAN Florist I Gilt Shop, 615 Center Point lid. NE, 364-8139 PIERSON'S Flower Shop Greenhouse, 1800 Ellis Blvd. NW, 36E-182E LEWEHEH Florist, 121 Town J Country Shopping Center, 364-2146 KREBS Florist, 242418th St. SW, Cedar Rapids, 363-2081 CEDAR MEMORIAL Flower Shop, 42001st Ave. NE, 303-8000 BEZDEK'S Florists, 340 Marion Slid., Marion, 377-1571 '4 SEASONS Florist, 3028 Ml. Vernon Rd. SE, 3G3-58B5 NEWPORT'S Greenhouse Flower Shop, 2125 Wilson SW, 363-8128 DUE TO THE KNKUGY CRISIS WE SUGGEST YOU ORDER EARLY TO ENSURE PROPER DELIVERY If there Is no property tax assessment on the nursing home, the elderly occupant is not eligible to file a refund claim. Those renting or owning a mobile home may file a claim only if the mobile home is as- sessed as real property rather than on a square-foot basis, Cox explained. Those renters who qualify must first compute total rent paid in 1973, then subtract charges and costs for utilities, services and furnishings pro- vided by the landlord, to ar- rive at the rent paid for occu- pancy only. Of the latter fig- ure, 20 percent is allowed as a property tax refund. A rental reimbursement will be in the form of a check made payable to the claimant only. Cox said he believes most of the claim forms are being processed by the claimants themselves, but agreed the papers may be difficult to complete for many elderly. State officials said elderly seeking assistance should make sure they have their 1972 property tax statement taxes which were payable in 1973. Those needing assistance may visit the department of revenue office at Elev- enth street. Marion, or tele- phone 377-8268. Persons may also telephone Sen. Riley's office, 366-5681; the Council on Aging, 366-3311; the Kirkwood OREO office, 398-5535; HACAP offices, 363- 0249; or visit St. Patrick's school from a.m. to noon on Saturdays. of Ihe Week! White Hobnail Compote Order Early! Mother's Day Flowers Plains, Cut Flowers Gifts, Terrariunis S Jloradestgns 3501 FIRST AVE. 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