Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 13, 1974, Page 7

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May 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: .Mon., May 13, Out-of-Wedlock Births Up Students Exhibit Art Skills Mark Carson, 7, (right son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Carson, Iowa City, turned a lump of clay into an alli- gator. His work, along with the dragon pictured, will be among pieces exhibit- ed at ihe Iowa City Com- munity schools art exhibit through Friday from 9 a.m to p. m. at Lemme school. In above photo, Brian Thorne, 12, son of the Wil- liam Thornes, and Alva Ma- ria Parsons, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Par- sons, all of Iowa City, en- tered handmade clay pot: in the exhibit. Brian confessed he fashioned the stopper in his pot after his image of his brother's head. Photos by Steve Hells Work on 16 Bridges Okayed M A R E N G 0 The Iowa county board of supervisors has approved an amended budget for the secondary road depart- ment, earmarking for the replacement of 16 bridges. The cost varies from for the complete replacement of a substantial structure in York township down to for the placing of an 84-inch pipe on the L-road a half mile north of in- terestate 80. The supervisors approved a resolution committing in federal revenue sharing funds to make the construction pro- gram possible. The 16 bridges to be replaced include seven closed by the su- pervisors within the last month. The rest of the work will be on township, for a large bridges zoned for lighter loads during the last year. Farm to Market The bridges have been in- spected by the county engi- neer's staff and found to be in poor repair, or in a condition that doesn't permit a normal to heavy load crossing them. Ten of the bridges to be re- placed are on the farm-to- market road system. Eight of the 10 will be replaced with tube or a box culvert. 3. In Marengo township five miles northwest of Marengo, for a large tube. This conlract was let lo the Ahrens Construction Co. of Amana last week. 4. In Section 1 of York town- ship, for a large tube. 5. In Section 36 of Sumner township, for a pipe. 6. In Section 15 of English township, two pipes, one for large tubes or with box 6 7. In Section 32 of Lincoln and two new bridges will be built. Those construction sites re: 1. In Section 23 of York town- ship, for a tube. 2. In Section 18 of Washington Proposed Work on Marsh Is Opposed DECORAH A delegation led by Arnold Haugen, Dorchester, retired wildlife biology profes- sor, met with the Decorah board of education lo prolesl the pro- posed ponding project near De- corah high school. Several persons, led by Hau- gen, attended Ihc recenl meet- ing to express their desire to leave the marshy area of the school pond, located behind the senior high school, as it is in- stead of filling it up for addi- tional land space. Haugen said the marsh is a for the project to the J. R. Cul- vert Supply Co. of Decorah. Action on this matter was postponed until the June meet- ing after members study the project further. Loan Approved for Mechanicsville Project T I P T 0 N The Farmers Home Administration has ap- proved a loan of to Pioneer Terrace of Mechanics- ville to enlarge its rental apart- ment project especially de- signed to accommodate senior 32 township, for a large pipe. 8. Between sections 5 and 6 of Lenox township, for a tube. 9. Between section 22 and 27 in York township, for a concrete bridge. 10. In section 20 of Dayton township, for a bridge. Pipe Advantage Replacing these small bridges with large (84 inch to 120 inch) pipes or box culverts has the advantage of taking the item out of the federal bridge inspec- tion procedure. Several other bridge projects were carried over from the orig- inal engineer's budget. Among these are two bridges in Hilton township, one straight west of Conroy near the C-road and an- other two miles south of that. Both were originally scheduled for reconstruction this year. The bridge straight west of Conroy for a large box culvert in Troy township. 3. In Section 31 of York town- ship, for a bridge. 4. In Section 34 of English township, for a new pipe. 5. In Section 33 of English township, for a pipe. 6. In Section 17 of Dayton township, for a pipe. County engineer Nord S. Sorensen said ha is budgeting for replacement of the bridge on the L-road that was closed last week just north of interstate 80. He satd he is get- ting the 84-inch pipe to be used there free from the Iowa high- way commission. That stretch of road will be bought by the highway commis- sion, probably later this year, as the route of relocated high- way 149. With the addition of these items and others in the amend- ed construction budget, the secondary road system budg- et will now total for the calendar year 1974. By Paula N. Quick DES MOINES (Al't The number of out of wedlock births in Iowa greatly in- creased from 1960 to 1972, but a state department of health official says his office is more concerned with the "what and who, rather than the how and why." Mike Dare of the records and statistics division said in an interview thai in terms of the total population of un- married women, however, the figures aren't that high. He explained that while the number of out of wedlock live births soared from 23.2 per females in 1960 to 77 per in 1972, unmarried mothers represente'd only .9 percent of the total number of unmarried women in 1960 and 1.3 percent of the 1972 total. Scott County A study prepared by Dare called "Out of Wedlock Live Births in Iowa: 1960-72" shows the biggest increase in Scott county where births nearly quadrupled 64 in 1960 com- pared with 249 in 1972. Van Buren county had only one such birth in 1972 and in terms of numbers, I'olk county had the compared with in 1960, ac- cording to Ihe study. Dare said he sees no corre- lation between the Incidents of rapes and out of wedlock births. Fremont county had the highest number of rapes in 1972, but I'olk county had the highest number of out of wed- lock births, he said. The study shows 52.7 per- cent of the out of wedlock births occurred in the 15-19 age group. However, women age 25-34 had a higher rate of such births than those in the 15-19 age group. Breakdown In terms of race, the study shows in 1965, 88.4 percent of the births were white and 11.6 percent were non-white, and in 1972, 85.8 percent were while and 14.2 percent non- white. Esther Waller of Planned Parenthood in DCS Moines said the high number of out of wedlock births at the teenage level is part of a national trend. She said Ihe pattern among adolescents is to "engage in sexual activity first, then think about birth control." The state department of public Instruction has a sex education program that may be used throughout the state, but DPS Moines has a policy in which a principal may or may not use the program accord- ing to his or her wishes, she said. Therefore, "If some people are upset over the program, they can make enough noise so that little or nothing is she added. As to the high rate of out of wedlock births for women 25- 34, she said many women have been divorced or are separated at that time and so are "more vulnerable" to get pregnant. She said the women's move- ment may have brought on more sexual activity among women, but said the move- ment has encouraged women to plan and "be responsible for their actions and not get pregnant." Iowa Road Accidents Fatal to 6 By The Associated Press Six persons lost their lives in weekend traffic accidents on Iowa highways. Three persons were killed and a fourth injured-in a two-car collision Saturday at the inter- section of highway 61 and the Iredit Island Causeway in Dav- enport. Authorities identified the dead as James Hopper, 11, Cynthia Sue Hopper, 17, and Cynthia Meade, 18, all of Davenport. Hiss Meade was believed to be :he driver of the car carrying the three. The driver of the other car, James Stergion, 31. Rock Island, III., was listed in serious condition. Glenn Potter, 17, rural Gris- wold, was killed in a car-motor- cycle accident on a gravel road about three miles southwest of Griswold Saturday. Authorities said Potter was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car driven by Mike Laverty, rural Iriswold. A one-car accident on high- way 20 in Dubuque claimed the life of Lorie Dunwoody, 15, Du- auque. Authorities said the car in which she was riding went out of control and hit a utility pole. James Donahue, 17, was iden- tified as the driver of the car. He and another passenger, Dean Fuller, 16, Dubuque, were treated and released at a hospi- tal. A Missouri man was killed and an lowan injured in a car- truck accident late Friday on highway 218 at the north edge of Mount Pleasant. David Burns, St. John, Mo., was killed when his car collided with a United Parcel Service truck driven by Richard Schulke, Cedar Rapids. Schulke was reported in good condition in a Mount Pleasant hospital. Economic Growth Decline In Iowa Reported in April By Harrison Weber DES MOINES state's fiscal experts have been predicting for some time that Iowa's economy would be cooling off this summer; ap- parently it already is happen- ing. At least that appears to be the case if the state's econom- ic growth rate is used as a business barometer. The growth rate slipped a couple of percentage points last month. Even so, Iowa's economic growth rate is at a fantastic level. Running Ahead Through the first ten months of the current fiscal year July through April Iowa's tax collections are run- ning 18.6 percent ahead of the corresponding ten months a year earlier. The state has taken in milion during the first ten months of the present fiscal year. Through March, collections were running 21.6 percent ahead of the same period a year earlier. The chief reason for the stale's economic growth rale declining this past month is a lag in sales lax collections, compared to the previous rate. Sales tax collections were running 16.5 percent ahead of last year, but collections dur- ing April tailed off and the rate of growth for 10 months is down 2.4 percent to 14.1. State Fiscal Director Gerry Rankin believes this dip in sales tax collections reflects the farm picture. With lower hog and cattle prices, he says Harrison Weber farmers are no longer in a hurry to buy new equipment. Through April the state had collected million in sales tax which means, according lo Rankin's calculations, that he will be very close 'to his prediction of million for the full 12 months. For the year ending June 30, Rankin is forecasting an over-all economic growth of 14.3 percent for the state which he says is "quite im- pressive" when compared to the state's recent growth rate of five lo six percent. May Fall Short Rankin may fall short on his estimates, though, particularly if income tax collections con- tinue at their current pace. In- come tax collections are run- ning 26.8 percent ahead of collections a year ago. Rankin had predicted they would ex- ceed last year's collections by 19.7 percent. The fiscal director had fore- cast gross income tax collec- tions of million for the year ending June 30. With two months to go, the state has al- ready collected in indi- vidual income lax, and Ran- kin concedes he was low in his estimate. Rankin also acknowledges fiiat he underestimated the amount the state would re- ceive in interest on Its idle funds by some million. Through April the state had received million interest on.its investments. Rankin had predicted that over-all receipts for the 12- month period will total million. While receipts may be down slightly in April, nevertheless it's quile clear that Iowa's economy is slill very healthy. a citizens. biological laboratory and should! A closed" "and the road be left in its natural state. Hejbu'kllnS wl11 to said it is a "museum piece Terrace project, which he fim-vpr in was established with a snouid Be pie.served torcver in- stead of being destroyed." loan through FHA m 1972. The board had planned to Ihc 'ments each in part of the mah in order to i- enlarge Iheir site. By filling the school grounds bathroom wlth a" esscnllal S'jf 000 "IA ''ridges also are [scheduled for rcpaccmcnt. on ii I Ihc locul rural road syslem. 1 JTheyare: I I. 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