Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 7, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 07, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa C.R. School Board Ponders Second Bond Vote By Judy Daubi'iimiiT School officials may attempt another bond issue referen- dum of an undetermined amount for remodeling four junior high schools. John Songster, co-chairman of the citizen's planning com- mittee for the junior high bond issue, recommended Monday night to the Cedar Rapids Community school board that such an election be held in early December. "We believe the hoard of ed- ucation ought to recommend (he same proposition, altered for rising costs, in early De- cember. The need has not diminished and will not dimin- ish in the foreseeable Songster said. Voters Ilejccl Voters in the district last week turned down a mil- lion bond issue to finance re- modeling of McKinley, Frank- lin, Roosevelt, and Wilson jun- ior high schools, all 50-year- old buildings. The measure garnered near- ly 58 percent of approval, with yea voles, and no voles, short of the 60 percent approval required by Iowa for bond issues. Songster said he will recom- mend to the Parcnt-Tcacher- Student Assn. council Tuesday night that it support another referendum. Adjust Costs Board President Norman Lipsky directed staff members lo instruct arehi- Budget Increase Sought by School District A increase in the Cedar Rapids Community school district's 1974-75 budget was requested by school of- ficials Tuesday in a hearing before the stale budget review committee. An additional in stale aid from the committee was also sought by school dis- trict officials for 1974-75. Supt. Craig Currie said the committee's decision would be made in about 10 days. The district is asking in state aid for pupils graduat- ing early due to participation in summer school programs. About 141 students will gradu- ate ahead of their class next year. The school district will lose state aid for those pupils be- Board Gets 3 Bids on Sale Of Buildings Only three bids have been received on tw.o Cedar Rapids Community school district properties offered for sale. The bids received for the Truman annex building at 199 Day street NW were from Fallon D. Harriss and Milner M. Kloilda, and from Ronald Mitchell. It was appraised at Harriss and Klouda also bid on the .annex at 200 Carter street NW, which was appraised at The board set June 10 for accepting or rejecting the bids, and suggested building trades students be approached on remodeling the buildings as part :of a class project. Kennedy Band Trip Approved The Kennedy senior high school band Monday night re- ceived permission from the Ce- dar Rapids Community school board to participate in a band contest at Virginia Beach, Va., in June. The band will compete in con- cert and marching band com- pelion between June 15 and 23. Visits lo Williamsburg and Washington, D.C., are also planned. Transportation will be by bus. Total cost of the trip will be per student. cause (he amount of aid is based on the number of stu- dents actually enrolled. Also sought is in slate aid lo purchase two spe- cially equipped school buses for transporting handicapped children and for operating the Asbury Day Care Center for the profound- ly handicapped. The district will assume operation of the ccnler in July, although slate law does not require such pro- grams in the district until 1975. The increase in Ihe district's budget, raised from local taxation, would'be iified for: for'transportation of ninth grade students living two miles or more from school. Present law requires ninth graders living- three miles or more be transported, but the two-mile requirement' will be effective in 1978. to allow handicapped students in the Taylor rehabil- itation center lo be integrated into the regular school envir- onment. for special education students at schools other than Taylor to he integrated into regular school program. to establish pro- grams at each junior high school for low-functioning, un- derachieving studenls. to establish extended day classes at all three high schools to meet from lo p.m. with dropouls or po- tential dropouts. for voluntary out- reach center's to provide remedial work, help part-time students or Ihose working on high school completion certifi- cates, or lo offer individual- ized special courses which do nol have large enough enroll- ment to be offered during the regular day. to allow 100 sludcnls to participate in the Kirkwood Communily college satellite career education center offering agriculture, health occupations, trade and business. fur the increased salary costs from expanding the girls' athletic program and improving the salaries of coaches in the girls' program. to finance a summer program for 30 trainable men- ially retarded children from two to seven. The district is also seeking renewal of a increase in per pupil costs. The budget review committee granted the increase for last year's budget. The raise in budget ceiling would -mean about a increase in per pupil spending for next year. Present per pupil cost is Oil Slick in Sewer System At Stanwood STANWOOD Oil from i ruptured bulk lank must be re moved from Ihc Slanwood sew age plant as soon as possible according to the town employe Mike Hoy. Hoy told Ihc Slanwood council Monday night he hai been in contact with stale of fices on Ihc problem. Various ways of removing Ih 2.000-gallon slick were men tioned, including possibly soak ing il up with straw. Before any action will be taken, Ihe counc decided lo contact the manage of Conoco, owner of Ihe rup lured tank. Hoy said even when the oil i removed, stale environmental isls said il could only be haulet lo Illinois or Minnesota. In other business the counc: asked Fire Chief Glenn Gadke i several of Ihe firemen could b responsible on a regular basis t flush city sewer mains. Th council reported several pros cntly arc clogged. The council also voted to fi in with rock, an area where tin d c r g r o u n d cable had bee buried, which has sctlled. Councilmen reported city's 1944 fire Inick had bee .sold for 20 YKAHS The Nl tionnl Lnbor Rclnlions Hoar ruled Hint union-sponsored woi slowdowns, pnrllnl strikes nn refusal lo work nvwllmc arc u fair lalwr pradtes. N.ew Head of Serf oma Club Dennis Slauson, 2716 Franklin venue has been elected resident .of the West Side Ser- oma club. He will take office uly 1. Other officers elected at a neeting Monday at the Elks .ubwere: James Barvinek, chairman of le board; James Cole, .mem- ership vice-chairman; Richard Ml, program vice-president; lavid Kubicek, treasurer'; Ron ilson, secretary. Jared Hills, sergeant at arms; tan Stevens, inter-club direc- or; Stan Gustas, attendance' irector; Robert Visek, social irector; Michael Irvine, public! elations- director; Dennis Tib- Dennis Slauson ben, awards arid achievement director; Tom Ervin, sick an visitation director. ARMSTRONG WOMEN'S SHOES STREET F.LOOR tccts for the project to adjust cost estimates for inflation 1978 we really won't need any more than live almost win, you sharpen your tools, you don't Lowden City fore the date and amount schools. We might Ramstad said. "It The Ixwdcn council decided (o hire another bond issue is more voles for three times to pass Monday night P 1 u m b i n g and By law, another bond than we lose from members also local beer ordinance to install a water main may not be held until sit months after the first one is defeated, or Nov. area. Vie wouldn't be hurting the students because they would be going to Tafl against having too many bond issues in a short time if a civic center with all state laws. In other action the council declared two Lowdcn of about 400 feet on Roosevelt avenue. Summer Programs At a 4 p.m. work remodeled or library bond issue nuisance according to 1 o c a Lowden Memorial Assn. Monday, school officials junior high granted a six-month class B they preferred to wait in 1978 would be of the action will permit and a Sunday sales after the November if the district to the Cedar county election because 57.8 million bond council allotted ?200 to workers indicated they noted that parents have completely properties are those operating the summer like to have additional time Wilson area gave the the four junior Fred Goltschalk estate League baseball and soft- prepare. A February date only about SO percent The district's Hilda Ditz program. also junior high schools, new articles of incorpo- Surprised at Almost Harding, were built in Homes An ordinance regulating of the regional planning commission of Area Eight were Board members said Supt. William of the homes was discussed but by the council. were surprised at the cautioned the areas has begun at was Carl Wenndt will rep- number of no voles, and a change in and Roosevelt Sperry, Lowden on the commis- they expected the issue to one thing we schools, financed with Electric Light and ccivo or sight of is, we schoolhouse funds. appeared before the council authorized City Board Member We were have said that fund Councilmen decided to Ruth Kruckenberg to. ob- Moore recommended We weren't just sufficient to finance a street light at the prices from several street Wilson from the list of We didn't get remodeling because of exit' from Lowden companies in re- to be remodeled, saying We only got rale. rial to summer street repair. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues.. May 7, 1974 Variefy of Action Taken Is economy HAGGAR slacks They'll take you everywhere And we can help you get there in Country Roads. Doubleknits of lush, back-to-nature greens, earthy browns and sunshine golds. In striking plaids or checks. Fashion or regular pockets. Medium-flared legs. Cuffed or plain botj toms. In models, too. Machine washable and dryable. Waist sizes 30 to 42. from! ARMSTRONG MEN'S SPORTSWEAR STREET FLOOR qunilly is economy ;