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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                 The Cedar Rapids Oaifttf: I'ups.. Mat 14. I*»?4  Twisters, Hail Whip I owa  Little Impact Is First Day of  Seen in Truck Strike  By Tho Associated Tress  Severe thunderstorm weather plagued Iowa Monday, producing .several tornado sightings.  Early Monday evening, the Wayne Watson farm, about a mile northeast of Grant, reported a barn, trailer house, tool shed and chicken house were destroyed and sections of the roof of the Watson home were torn off No injuries were reported  Farm buildings also were damaged on farms operated by Kenneth Schiller, Dean Schuler and Stanley Hose.  A funnel cloud reportedly touched down on the Wesley Slender farm near Mt .Joy about JI p.m.. destroying a  and a chicken either damaged or destroyed, or if it was the result of high including a shed which con- winds accompanying thunder-tained new farm equipment storms.  Grisham valued the equipment Henderson county. Ill Sheriff  Darryl Thompson reported wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour for almost a minute but no immediate reports of damage were received  large old barn house.  Mrs. Slender said she saw a "huge. ugly cloud” and ran up stairs to get the couple’s young at approximately $2,700  son and the family headed tor the cellar.  She said there were several hogs in the barn, but she didn t think any of them had been killed  Another tornado was reported at the Lexi Grisham farm west of Davenport a few minutes later.  A 300-gallon gasoline tank was  ed lo the weather service at 7 p.m. in the Williamsburg area And strong winds and large hail were reported near Victor and Relic Plaine about an hour later. No report* of damage in the areas had been reported by late Monday.  The weather service also said 'I’he National Weather Service  bal | up to three inches in diame  in the Des  turned over, spilling its contents next to the house. No injuries were reported  Outbuilding*  Three outbuildings also were twisters had caused the damage  The funnel clouds were two of several reported by the public in Scott county in the Davenport and Bettendorf areas late Monday night.  said a tunnel cloud was sighted ter was reported Four large grain bins were five to ten miles northeast of Os- Moinea area flattened by high winds near  C eola about 8 p rn.  Danville and two mobile homes clarke county Sheriff John were reportedly blown over in Stearns said he received a call the Mediapolis area late Mon  from a  farmer, who reported  seeing the funnel cloud However,  Two tornadoes were reported Stearns said the only damage between IO and IO 30 p m in the resulting was a few power lines Burlington area but it was not down  immediately known if the A severe thunderstorm with  golf hall-si/ed hail was report-  Club Plans Offer on School Site  Lightning Strike  A house in Grinnell was struck by lightning lait authorities said no fire resulted and! damage was minimal The Grinnell college campus was without power for about 45 minutes, but the campus is served by a different substation from the community and the outage was confined to the campus area Earlier in the day, high winds accompanied by severe thun-  By t he Associated Press  Truck stop operators across Iowa said Monday they saw no appreciable difference in volume during the first day of a nationwide strike by independent truckers  No violence was reported anywhere iii the state, but spokesmen for truckers and I a w enforcement agencies conceded it is too early to tell what effects the shutdown will have.  However, a telephoned threat was reported by an employe of a truck plaza along 1-80 and 1-35 near Des Moines.  No Incident  'Die caller allegedly told an employe “shut down your  pumps or well shut them down,” but no incident resulted.  A Quad Cities area trucker who calls himself “Blue Dog said the effects “will be felt later,” but authorities in the Quad Cities said there were no disturbances.  High winds and heavy rain throughout southwest and cen bal Iowa also made the im pact of the shutdown difficult to assess.  Don't Drive  An employe at the 135 Truck Stop near Ames explained that drivers usually don't drive in such severe weather.  While many Iowa indepen  dent truck drivers appeared to he taking a wail and see attitude, at least one group voted iii favor of it A group af both independent and company truck drivers in the Burlington area had voted Sunday to go on strike Monday.  38 Favored Move  Grin Amus, a spokesman for the Burlington group, said 38 of the 41 drivers at the meel-ing supported the .strike backed by Micnael Parhurst, editor of Overdrive magazine Amus said the group wants higher speed limits, a rollback of fuel prices and a permanent price freeze.  He said another meeting was scheduled for Tuesday to determine if the truckers would remain on strike.  By Mary Belle  MANCHESTER  Urban Renewal Hopes  u  .    <- ,  * Hearings bet  Grow in Iowa City ° n  cop Reform  I DKS MOINES Reform of the  deforms downed power lines.  School Secretary U'slie Gibbs    The board approved the con    working, because the norm    for    felled trees and damaged build-  Rppresenta-    said before the property is ad-    tract of Frank Hill, vocational    each child is different    mgs throughout central Iowa.  fives of the Manchester Rotary vertised for sale, he wants to agriculture instructor, pending Conferences Important    School    Canceled    By    ford    (lark    Iowa City must bear 25 percent  lmv <i Republican party wit he  club informed the West Dela-|check with the school district ^     from    his    present    Job    Migg    Maw)n    said    shp    Ls     , tired     In    Johnston,    school    was    can-    IOWA    CITY    -    The    urban    re- of project costs, Czarnecki said the     pUb,K *    "™ m **  ware school board Monday of attorney arid see if permission    getting    all    the    l)s     celed    whpn    winds    tore    a    ho,e in newal  Proj***  Ls stdl allve in ,f ,h<1 new plan 18 al,owed ’  ,he  '    I     h .     Ih _     Inu/a    Rll ,  .her intention to submit a firm    by the voters in the 1982 and    * will begin his duties July I    ofjiy^k.d^getting■ “    ^ :part of thp roof of thp junior .    ,owa City.    city would have $2.1    million in    Sponsored    by    he    own    Ru e    29  offer to purchase the old Central     1970  elections to sell the proper-at a salary of $11,232.    «    working to the best of their    ca- senior hl * h sc>ho ° l and als0     Officials    of    HUD    have    now    credit    from    university improve-eojnmittee.    the    hi ar mgs    will    be  school block site "if and when it    tv is still valid.    Starting with the 1974-75  p ,| ltv  •*    broke several windows    withdrawn    an    ultimatum    which    ments    and    $900,000    iii credit    he d May  Gibbs said he also will ask the     yp . Ar     board    aonroved     c     *    i    School    officials    said    winds    would    have    forced    the    city    to from street projects already un  vvl ‘‘ ' M   ton t rent es  f0 pp| pd a  chimney at the school raise between $2.5 and $3 mil-'dcrway by the city  would become available  teacher important.  said the  about 7:35 a rn.  ..pability.   __________________ school year, the board approved  In a    letter submitted    to    the    county school superintendent    to    adoption of a    new    report    card    in    „ ar t-  board,    the club said if    it pur-have another appraisal    made    on     grades    otle     through three.    A    *    Thev are    needed    thev,  chased the old Central block, it the property    committee of school staff and     t n keen the Harems aware  A short  ^ me  later, the Na-  uould keep it for use as a recre- If permission n  U,u ' ,s ,s  parents has been studying dif- ^    ,    ,    ‘    tional    Weather    Service    re-  at,on area     nppded 10 sel1 ,he     ferent    types    of    report    cards  ot the leul    at     * hKh    the    studen ’  Josh    Fuller, president    of    the    j Fuller said, the Rotary    club can     uspd in     , owa   Rotary club here, told board  walt untd after ,he  u  ^P ,e ™ bpr  members he would prefer to school election to submit its bid  “resolve the purchase of the property in a few months”  Rezoning Denied  The Rotary club's offer came  Devised Own Plan  Because none of these  is working, especially in cases j where the child might not be promoted, even though the re-  An executive session    to    dis-    Because none of thene met    port cards show    excellent  cuss wages of Donna    Smock,    local requirements, “we devised    progress,  head cook at Ryan school,    was    our own.” said Pam Mason, In other business, the board:  held by board members    remedial teacher Miss Mason Approved purchase    of a new  to and Janet Olson. Greeley sec- Mercury  ceived unconfirmed reports that a tornado funnel cloud had touched down at nearby Saylorville,  Strong winds also raked the  ened  1° withdraw from the proj-GrinneJl-Malcom area, where  ect -  The board then aggreed after the board s request to re- raise her salary five cents per end grade teacher, showed the J M zone the property to a multiple hour to bring it in line with board the new report card,| lease  station wagon Jones. Manchester, on a arrangement, providing  Referendum  HFD’s ultimatum followed its because of downed power line*, injection of city efforts to by-High winds tore off the top  pass a  March 28 referendum.  approximately 350 utility custom t° rnerfi  were without electricity  21 and 22 The first in the Terrace room of Hotel Sa very here The second  lion bv the end of June.    The    mayor said, “If accepted,     1,1  Raiding S at Kirk-  This    order would have    re-    we will not only br feasible, but     W(M>d     \ (immunity    college    com-  quired    the city    to    pay    tor    the    we ll already have    spent the    P l( ‘ x -     (( ‘ dar     Rapids.    Both meet-  majority    of    its    urban    renewal    necessary funds  expenditures    almost    immediate-     This wouW    mPan     HUI)  would pour an    additional  Otherwise HI    I)    had    t hr eat-    $45(1,000 in federal    relocation  funds into the    project    within  the next ten    days to    two  weeks, Czarnecki said.  ings will begin at 1:30 p m Anyone interested in testifying is invited to attend Representatives of public interest organizations already have been invited to appear The Iowa committee, patterned after the National Rule  In other business, the council 29 Committee, met intitally to held a hearing to gain citizen recommend changes tor the 19/8 input into this year's capital un- Republican national convention.  family dwelling area was denied salaries of other cooks within which features a “plus” sign for none of the other local dealers; halt ol a s,l °  and  ™J ,a P; sed  a Iowa City voters defeated the  pr ov e ments program. This is a Now it is working to present by the Manchester planning and the school system    excellent    progress,    “cheek    wishes    to    submit    a    comparable    Southwest     pn>posal    t0     ‘ S8Ue    m| Hion    in    fjve-year    plan    which    outlines    reform    proposals to the Republt  An Oversight  mark” for s a t i s f a ct o r y offer  Smith  colm.  Fire Levels Home  zoning commission last week.  Over I .OOO signatures on sev- This matter "w as due to an progress, and an “N for needs    Will take hid* on purchase of  eral petitions were presented to oversight.” said Roard Pres- to improve    300 yards of carpet for the high  the commission to keep the ident William Johnson    Miss Olson said the new re- school library.  property from being rezoned at    Resignations from Rosalyn port cards will “measure    Rejected the purchase ol ii «    ,    I    IU L  that time    Rulisson and Kathv Houstman.    progress in terms of the    stu-    Burroughs card reader Cost    of OOUtfl Of WdllKOII  The city    has been leasing the    elementary remedial reading    dent's own maturity , not    in    the reader is $4,050. which Supt  site from    the    school    district    teachers, and Charles Renfrow.    comparison with other children.    William Raisch said he had    al-  since 1963    and    using    it for a    high echool art teacher, were    “We would like to grade    the    lowed in the 1974-75 budget  child for the level at which he is  of Mal    t    —    iivr-vrdi    plan    milt  01 Mal- general obligation bonds to fi- parities for the city.  can state central committee.  parking ramp and j bp tna j or  portion of the dis-municipal improve-  CU ssion Monday centered on    ^ EARS AGO  Hood control for Ralston creek bombers pulverized 14 vital rail A number of residents of the  ,;,r g p,s  * n  northern Italy and cut area complained the plan calls Brenner pass railroad.  nance a needed ments.  The city then attempted to finance parking through revenue  playground.  accepted.  Roofing Problems Aired By Mechanicsville Council  NEW  Dies in Crash  I/LYDON (AP;  No Justification  lf the present office help can maintain the workload, board  WAUKON - Fire destroyed a 24 by 30 foot two-story house six miles south of Waukon during an electrical storm Monday night.  The house was owned bv Dean  bonds, which required no voter f or  another study of the problem  rather than action to control the flood problem generated by the  approval.  HUD promptly rejected this plan because the question of waterway  revenue bond financing in _   ....        l° wa     City is still before the   Kd  members see no justification for Brisker and occupied bv his Iowa supreme court.  Under the new plan negotiab  le purchase.  win I^e Brown, 21, New um-  don. was killed Monday when  . the car he was driving collided,    ..  The The council also discussed ^    ^    ^    ^    „ 4    onp    ba |f    I    tennis    court    on    school    property.     1    ,le    t,re    was     reported    to    fire  mile east of New London, au  brother, Roger, who was on his Gave a towable motion (or way home when the fire trucks ^ the city of Dundee to install a P asse d nim  MECHANICSVILLE Mechanicsville city council building several small buildings Monday decided to contact the  m t ^ p arpa w j tbout tbp  benefit  The firemen  contractor of the four-vear-old  Dundee City Councilman Eugene  men at  7:45 p m Devlin had informed Board  wprc  attending thonties said Henry county au- Member John Tegeler that a rneeting at the fire house when  municipal building, which has  ot bu,ldin K peimits. in \ alation  thorlties  identifjed the driver of certain portion of federal reve- the call rame in developed bubbles on the roof  cd V ordinance.  Another roofing problem also was discussed by the council rn connection with the Sievers Memorial building.  A representative from a Marion company told the council a one-inch layer of foam could be put on the roof at a cost of 75 cents a square foot or $4 500 for the project The representative also noted ditional ino.000 Iowans now are the roof could be patched and covered by federal wage and coated but his company could hour laws regulating minimum only guarantee the work for two hourly wages, the U. S. labor  the truck, woo was not injured.  The council then set a special  as 1>uanp  Hanson. 42. Madison, meeting for May 31 at 6 p m fl'is.  Minimum Wage Coverage To 100,000 More Iowans  nue sharing funds for the com- 'he 35-year-old house was mumty is earmarked for reorea-i coverpc l by insurance. Beisker Hon. and asked board approval  SJud  Cause of the blaze reforge tennis court project mauled under investigation. Of Denied a request to use the finials did say they suspected ei-old gymnasium for political *ber lightning or wiring as the fund-raising purposes    cause.  with HUD would be amended to exclude requirements tor city  their monthly    Parking  lf the plan is accepted, the  city's urban renewal project could be declared “financially feasible,” according to Mayor Edgar Czarnecki Czarnecki has been conferring with HUD officials on the project.  25 Percent  DES MOINES IAP  An ad-  department’s employment stan-reported  years.  The council decided to discuss dards administration the matter further before mak Monday. mg any decisions.  The council approved pur chase of an electronic siren and lights for the town s new police car at a cost of $610  LAFF - A - DAY  Recently amendments to the Fair Labor Standards act txKist the minimum pay for  427.000 Iowans to $2 an hour, and the minimum pay tor  171.000 other Iowans to $1.90.  Those entitled to $2 an hour are persons covered by amendments to the act adopted prior to 1988. and those entitled to $1.90 are persons brought under the laws by amendments adopted by congress in 1988. plus those added this month  “Terrific  terrific!”  speech, boss,  Lynn said most of the newly-! covered Iowa workers are em-j ployes of federal, state and local government who had not previously been under the wage-!  Paul A Lynn, who heads the bour act.  administration's Iowa wage-   —  hour office in Des Moines, said 698.000 of the .state’s work force of 1.052.000 persons now are covered by the new wage laws, including farmhands working on larger farms who are now entitled to a minimum of $1 60 an hour.  The amendments, which became effective May I, provide for escalation of wages each Jan I until all covered workers! eventually reach $2 30 an hour  Under the contract with HUD.  EVERY PRESCRIPTION IS CAREFULLY FILED IN YOUR  n    FAMILY  JI    PRESCRIPTION  y RECORD  Why? 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