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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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