Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 13, 1974, Page 8

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa WEIGHT WATCHERS® CONVENIENT CLASSES LOCATIONS    M 4 10 Guaranty Building    9 3rd Av# A 3rd Str**t    ,    y Monday* I 00 p m & 7 OO p m    Collin* Rorfio Company Tu**day* I OO p rn A 7 00pm    Thursday* 4 13 p m    a W*dn«idayt 9 30 a rn A 7 OO p.,rn    (tor employe#* only) NEW CLASS at Guaranty Bldg    I Thur*doy»-9 30 a rn. A 5 OO pm.    | Saturday* 9.30 a rn    J P*gi»tr*tion $S OO Rejoin* $3.00 Weekly Meeting $?.S0    I Regiitretion    arranged et th* matting    ■ for Mer* Information IN IOWA DIAL I 800 63/7406 TOLI TRIP Th* world'* mort edwoced weight control program. OTrawgsraK Mark Carson, 7, (right photo), ion of Mr. and Mrs. Al Carson, Iowa City, turned a lump of clay into an alligator. His work, along with the dragon pictured, will be among 1,000 pieces exhibited at the Iowa City Community schools art exhibit through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p. rn. at Lemme school. In above photo, Brian Thorne, 12, son of the William Thornes, and Alva Marie Parsons, ll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Parsons, all of Iowa City, entered handmade clay pots in the exhibit. Brian confessed he fashioned the stopper in his pot after his image of his brother's head. Work on f6 Bridges Okayed M A R E N G O - The Iowa county hoard of supervisors has approved an amended budget for the secondary road department, earmarking $450,000 for the replacement of 16 bridges. The cmd varies from $63,000 for the complete replacement of a substantial structure in York township down to 66.000 for the placing of an 84-inch pipe on tile Inroad a half mile north of interstate 80. The supervisors approved a resolution committing $250,000 in federal revenue .sharing funds to make the construction program possible The 16 bridges to be replated include seven closed by the supervisor* within the last month. Tile rest of the work will he on bridges zoned for lighter loads during the last year. Farm to Market The bridges have been Inspected by the county engineer’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 replaced are on the farm-to-market road system Hight of the IO will be replaced with large tubes or with box culverts and two new bridges will be built. Those construction sites are: 1. In Section 23 of York township. $5,200 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 prof es Aor, met with the Decorah board of education to protest the proposed ponding project near l>e corah high school Several persons, led bv Hau gen, attended the recent meet mg 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 additional land space. Haugen said the marsh if* a biological laboratory and should be left in its natural state He said it is a ‘museum piece and should lie preserved forever instead of being destroyed.” The hoard had planned to fill in part of the marsh in order to enlarge their site By filling in this area the school grounds rould have gained approx! mately 4b QUO square feet of us able space A contract h;tN been awarded for the project to the J. It Culvert Supply Co of Decorah Action on this matter was postponed until the .June meet-! mg after members study the project further Loan Approved for Mechanicsville Project TIPTON TIk* Farmers Horne Administration has approved a loan of $63, IOO to Pioneer Ter race of Mechanicsville to enlarge its rental apart merit project es|>ecially designed to accommodate senior citizens A second five unit apartment building will la* added to the Pioneer Terrace project, which was established with a $56.imp loan through KHA in 11172 The apartments each will have a bedroom, dining area, and bathroom w ith all essential Hauler n conveniences Pioneer Terrace is operated by a community nonprofit organization. headed by Quentin Robinson, Mechanicsville living room, kite lien arid township, $11,4<8) for a large tube or a box culvert. 3. In Marengo township five miles northwest of Marengo, $17.(88) for a large tube This contract was let to the Ahrens Construction Co. of Amana last week. 4. In Section I of York township. $17.(88) tor a large tube. 5.    In    Section    36    of    Sumner tow nship, $8.6(8) for a pipe 6.    In    Section    15    ot    English township, two pipes, one for $9,400 and one for $17,(88) 7.    In    Section    32    of    Lincoln township, $96(8) for a large pipe 8. Between sections 5 and 6 of I/mox township, $17(881 for a tube. 9 Between section 22 and 27 in York township, $63.1100 for a concrete bridge 10    In    section    20    of    Day tem township. $51.(HH) for a bridge Pipe \dvanlage Replacing these small bridges with large (84 inch to 120 inch) pi|K*s or box culverts has the advantage of taking the* item out of the federal bridge inspection procedure. Several other bridge projects were carried over from the original engineer’s budget Among these are two bridges in Hilton township, one straight west of Conroy near the C road and another two milt* south of (hat Both were originally scheduled for reconstruction this year The bridge straight west of Conroy was closed and I he road blocked Six other bridges also are scheduled for repayment on the local rural road system. They are; 1. Section 18 of Iowa township, $20,600 for a bridge. This is a carryover from the original budget 2. Mso a carryover is $17,400 for a large box culvert in Troy township. 3. In Section 31 of York township. $36,300 (or a bridge. 4. In Section 34 of English township. $17.(88) for a new pipe. 5. In Section 33 of English township, $10 (8.8) for a pipe. 6. In Section IT of Dayton township, $17.(88) for a pipe County engineer Nord S. Sorensen said he is budgeting $5.(88) for replacement of the bridge on the Inroad that was closed last week just north of interstate 80 He said he is getting the 84-inch pipe to he used there free from the Iowa highway commission. That stretch of road will be bought by the highway commission, probably later this year, as the route of relocated highway 149. With the addition of the*** items and others in the amended $450,000 construction budget, flu* secondary' road system budg-et will now total SI 948.(88) for the calendar vear 1974 Iowa Road Accidents Fatal to 6 By The Associated Press Six persons last 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 intersection of highway 61 and the Credit Island Causeway in Davenport. Authorities identified the dead as James Hopper, ll, Cynthia Sue Hopper, 17, and Cynthia Meade, 18. all of Davenport. Miss Meade was believed to be the driver of the car carrying the three. The driver of the other car. James Stergion, 31, Rock Island. 111., was listed in serious condition. Glenn Potter. 17. rural Griswold. 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 bv Mike Laverty. rural Griswold A one-car accident on highway 20 in Dubuque claimed the life of Lorie Dunwoody, 15. Dubuque Authorities said the ear in which she was riding went! out of control and hit a utility, pole. James Donahue. 17. was identified as the driver of the ear He and another passenger. Dean Fuller. 16. Dubuque, were* treated ami released at a hospi-1 tai. A Missouri man was killed and an Iowan 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 n Iowa Reported in Apri By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IOPA>—The state's fiscal experts have been predicting for some time that Iowa's economy would be cooling off this summer; apparently it already is happening. At least that appears to be the case if the state's economic 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 running 18 6 percent ahead of the corresponding ten months a year earlier. The state has taken in $725.3 milion during the first ten months of the present fiscal year. Through March, collections were running 216 percent ahead of the same period a year earlier The chief reason for the state’s economic growth rate declining this past month is a lag in sales tax collections, compared to the previous rate. Sales tax collections were running 16.5 percent ahead of last year, hut collections during April tailed off and the rate of growth for IO months is down 2 4 percent to It.I. State Fiscal Director Gerry Rankin believes this dip in sales tax collections reflects the farm picture. With lower hog and cattle prices, he says Solve your buying, renting, selling or locating problems fast with a want ad Look your best with our QUALITY • ERE! 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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 impressive” when compared to the .state’s recent growth rate of five to six percent. May Fall Short Rankin may fall short on his estimates, though, particularly if income tax collections con tinue at their current pace. Income tax collections are running 26 8 percent ahead of collections a year ago Rankin had predicted they would exceed last year’s collections by 19 7 percent. The fiscal director had forecast gross income tax collections of $345 million for the year ending June 30. With two months to go. the state has already collected $287 3 in individual income (ax. and Rankin concedes he was low in his estimate. Rankin also acknowledges that he underestimated the amount the state would receive in interest on its idle funds by some $10 million. Through April the state had received $18.6 million interest on its investments. Rankin had predicted that over-all receipts for the 12-month period will total $876.3 million. While receipts may he down slightly in April, nevertheless it s quite clear that Iowa's economy is still very healthy. a hp (triter Hajriba Certif Estobinhed In HI3 by The Gazette Co and publlined daily ond Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE Cedar Rapid*. Iowa 52406 Second Ca** Pottage paid at Cedar Ropid*. Iowa Sub*erlptlon rote* by carrier IS cent* a weeK. By mall Night edition ond Sunday 6 i»»ue* *2 25 a month, *24 a year: Afternoon editions ond Sunday 7 ittue* *2 SO a month. 125 o ytor Other state* ond U S territories *40 o vear No mall sub*crlption» accepted in areas having Gazette carrier service Th* Associated Pres* is entitled exclu lively to the Ute tor republication of oil the local new* printed In tnt* newspa per os well at all AP newt dispatch**. 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"THERE IS A DIFFERENCE" Evenings Call DON AMENT. 363-1 IM JERRY WILLIAMSON, COGGON 435-217' MARK LAPREE, 362 2733 RION ETSCHEIOT, NEWHALL 223 5431 Out-of-Wedlock Births Up By Paula N. Quick DES MOINES (AIM The number of out of wedlock births in Iowa greatly increased from I960 to 1972, hut a stale 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' that in terms of the total population of unmarried 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 1,(88) females in I960 to 77 pfr 1,0 00 in 1972. unmarried mothers represented only 9 percent of the total number of unmarried women in I960 and 1.3 percent of the 1972 total. Scott County A study prepared by Dare called ‘ Out of Wedlock Live Births iii Iowa: 1960-72” shows the biggest increase in Scott county where births nearly quadrupled — 64 in 1960 compared with 249 in 1972. Van Buren county had only one such birth in 1972 and in t e r iii s of numbers, Polk county had the highest 518 compared with 266 in 1960, ac cording to the study. Dare said he sees no eorre-latiou between the incidents of rapes and out of wedlock births. Fremont county had the highest number of rapes in 1972, but Polk county had the highest number of out of wedlock births, he said The study shows 52.7 percent of the out of wedlock births occurred in the 15-19 age group However, women age 2S-34 had a higher rate of such births than those in the 15-19 age group. Breakdow n In terms of race, the study shows in 1965, 88 4 percent of the births were white and ll 6 percent were non white, and in 1972, 85 8 percent were white and 14 2 percent nonwhite Esther Walter of Planned Parenthood in Des Moines said the high number of out of wedlock births at the teenage level is part of a national trend. She said the 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 he used throughout (he state, hut Des .Moines has a policy In which a principal may or may not use the program according to his or her wishes, sh* said. Therefore, “If some people are upset over the program, they can make enough noise so that little or nothing is done,” 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 movement may have brought on more sexual activity among women, hut said the movement has encouraged women to plan and “be responsible for their actions and not get pregnant.” Art Skills Students Exhibit Gazette Photos bv Steve Hell* ;

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