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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: ?Ion., April 29, 1974 Twister Hits in West Branch A MOBILE HOME was tilted onto its side during the tornado which struck near West Branch shortly after p.m. Sunday. None of the trailer inhabitants was seriously injured. WIrephoto THE TORNADO that touched down in a trailer court near West Branch Sunday at about p.m. reduced many of the mobile homes in the court to broken boards and twisted tin. Eleven persons who lived at the trailer court suffered in- juries. However, only one remained hospitalized Monday. See story on page one. Wirepholo 14 Accept 080 Summer Plan high school students have acceptec the invitation by Upper Iowa college to participate in the school's College Opportunity Program. The program is designed to offer high school students who have completed their junior year a chance to get a head start on their college education by enrolling for up to six hours of college courses at Upper Iowa during summer sessions. There is no charge to these students. Students accepted, to date, in- clude: Mark Keedy, Washington; Toni Andrews, Russell; William Kirby, Eagle Grove; Patty Mar- tin, West Union; Suzanne Mar- kow. West Union; Peggy Miller, Rhodes; Ron Truesdale Durand, 111.; Vicky Varner, Ida Grove; Timothy Gallagher, Clarence. Renec. Lost. Na- tion; Kay Anderson, Fontanelle; Janice Stallman, Fairfax; David Lott, Peterson, and Becky Knutson, West Union. Teachers Reject Clear Greek Offer TIFFIN The Clear Creek teachers last week rejected the latest offer from the school board on salaries for the 1974-75 school year. Another negotiating session will be Thursday. The board boosted its offer slightly at a special negotiating session Wednesday evening, from to base. But, Clear Creek Education Assn. President Arlis Swartzendruber said the three-member teacher committee was not authorized to accept that low a figure. The teachers have been ask- ing for a raise from the presenl base to In its lengthy session, howev- er, the board and the teachers did negotiate and agree on number of non-salary items. The board agreed to pay 100 percent of the cost of health in- surance for faculty members this year. The district now pays 60 percent and the individual employe 40 percent. The state's new collective bar- gaining legislation, signed Tues- day by the governor, goes into effect July 1. In the event the teachers and board haven't agreed by then, the question could go to mediation and arbi- tration under the new legisla- tion. In discussing the salary ques- tion with the teachers, Burton told them there isn't any more money in the district's budget for next year for teacher sal- aries. Alcohol, Age Figure in Fatal Cycle Accidents DES MOINES inex perience, speed and lack of con trol were contributing factors i nearly 65 percent of Iowa's 6 fatal motorcycle crashes in 1973 The Iowa public safety de partment cited statistical re ports indicating that alcohol ha been involved in 26.5 percent o all fatal motorcycle crashes that approximately one-fifth all motorcyclists killed were 1 years or younger; and tha speed and lack of control cause another 17.6 percent of motor cycle fatal crashes. Drinking Factor OiU of 73 motorcyclists in volved in fatal crashes, 18 ha been drinking. Seven, or 38. percent, of the 18 killed wer under 20 years of age.. District Democrats To Meet Saturday MAQUOKETA Second 'dis trict Democrats will hold their district convention Saturday a the Jackson county fairgrounds in Maquoketa. Registration will begin at a.m. and convention business will commence at 11. Second District Congressman John Culver, who is vacating lis seat to run for the U.S. sen- ate, will attend the convention Delegates will consider plat- :orm amendments from the 11 county conventions. Platforms jassed by the six district con- ventions will go to the state con- vention in Ames on June 15. Additional convention business will be to elect four people to serve on the Iowa Democratic state central committee, as well as four delegates and an alter- nate to the conference on Demo- cratic organization and policy scheduled for Kansas City in December. Annual Poefry, Fiction Readings Are Tuesday MT. VERNON The llth an- nual student poetry and fiction reading of the Cornell college English department will take place Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Palisades room of the Cornel Commons. The public is welcome to at- tend. Creative writing students will read their works, and nine poet- ry, fiction and English depart- ment prizes will be awarded. Two new prizes will be pre- sented for the first time. They are the John B. Shackford Shakespeare prize and the Beth Jllsworth memorial scholarship award. Shackford, a resident of Mt. Vernon, was a member of the Cornell English department for 25 years until his retirement :ast May. The Ellsworth award was es- ,ablished by Fred Thorne of Villa Park, III., to honor the memory of the Cornell alumna vho was his fiancee. Miss Ells- worth died in an accident TOUCH-TONE Bargain on Touch-Tone Service. Any three Touch-Tone home phones just a month plus your basic telephone service charge. (3) Northwestern Bell The report also revealed alco hoi was involved in 40.4 percen of single motorcycle fata crashes and in one-fourth o multiple crashes in 1973. Time patterns for alcohol related crashes showed hal the crashes occurred during 8 t 9 p.m. Nearly one-fourth of th crashes occurred in early morn ing hours with the rest happen ing during early evening hours. Inexperience also proved t be an important crash factor Approximately one-fifth of th motorcyclists involved in fata crashes were 16 years am under. Two drivers were nin years old, two 13, one 14, thre 15 and six were 16 years of age Seven motorcyclists did no have drivers' licenses and seven had no motorcycle endorsemen on their drivers' licenses. Late Models Inexperience and unfamil Parity with the vehicle also ma; lave figured in the higher number of motorcyclist deaths involving newer models of mo- torcycles. Department records show six out of ten deaths were current and prior year models. Speed and lack of contro' were cited as causes in 12 out o 68 fatal motorcycles crashes. In addition, four out of ten motorcycle crashes occurrec vhen an auto driver made a lefi urn into the path of a motor- cycle. Half of all single motcr- cycle crashes occurred on curves and three out of ten oc- curred on straight roads. Independence Jaycees Elect INDEPENDENCE Tom Smith has been elected president f the Independence Jaycees, succeeding Len Grasso. Other officers elected include id Gajthaml, first vice-presi- dent; Gary Smith, second vice- resident; Dan Bonefas, state director; Dale Knoblock, sec- retary, and Roger Vargason, 'easurer. Directors are Dave Higgins, )ouglas Hand, Lowell Schultz, Mike Ruhnke, Donald Hiskey and John Ryan. Joins Society WELLMAN Scott Barber, on of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley iarber, has been invited to join Tii Eta Sigma, national honor ociety. He is a freshman at Morado Stale university, Fort Collins. ROTG Scholarships Awarded to lowans IOWA CITY Forty-five Iowa high school seniors have been designated to receive four- year ROTC college scholarships according to Lt. Col. Bernard D Collins, professor of military science at the University o Iowa. The scholarships provide fret tuition, textbooks and laborato ry fees, in addition to a tax-free subsistence allowance of per month. Scholarships will be effective at the start of the 197 each area. The Lewis Twp. fire depart- nent scuba team recovered the )ody about two hours later in 8 eet of water about 50 feet from hore. A CHAIR SITS seemingly untouched in the midst of what used to be a mobile home in West Branch. A tor- nado touched down in this community at about p.m. Sunday, damaging 14 of the 21 trailers. Eleven jper- sons were injured. Wirephoto Bar Employe Appeals Case to Tama Court TOLEDO Notice appeal was filed hi Tama county dis- trict court Friday< by the attor- ney for Evelyn, Carlson, 43, Tama, who was fined and costs for selling beer to a minor after a magistrate's court jury found her guilty April 19. Mrs. Carlson, an employe of ;he M and C tavern in Tarna posted appeal bond of ?106.50 with district court. Information was filed against tfrs. Carlson by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Joe Me- Bride after she allegedly sold a six-pack of beer to Jonathan Youngbear, 17, of the Mesquakie "ndian settlement. The youth and his sister, Robin Youngbear, 19, a University of Iowa studenl were witnesses for the stat dur ing the trial in Magistral George Stem's court. Youngbea is an llth grade student in Sout Tama County high school. McBride testified at the tria that complaints were made t George Buffalo, counselor of th Tama County Council on Alcoho and Drug Abuse, Tama, and t the sheriff's department tha alcoholic beverages were bein sold to minors at the M and Tavern. Owner of the tavern i Ira Mabe, who testified he in structs his employes to ask.fo identification and age when serving young people. During the trial, Mrs. Carl son's attorney, Loyal Fairall COMING... 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