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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 Cedar Kapids Gazelle: Frl., May 24. 1974 Waterloo School Board No Mediator in Salary Dispute WATERLOO (DPI) The Waterloo school board Thurs- day turned down a request by public school teachers that the salary dispute between the Iwo groups be turned over to a professional mediator. The school board made the decision on a five to one vote in a special session and is ap- parently the board's final stand on a dispute that has deadlocked the Waterloo Edu cation Assn. (WEA) and the board for several weeks ii contract negotiations. The controversy over salar.s positions sparked a one-daj "sick-in" by teachers Wednes- day and the request by the WEA that a mediator be called in to settle the dispute. The board has approved a wage increase averaging 10.1 percent and a base pay of However, the teachers con- lend the base wage isn't enough to keep up with cost- of-living increases. The teach- ers originally asked for but have dropped their salary proposal to Board President Richard Wells said he would support bringing a mediator in if it would produce new informa- tion, but he said, "I don't think it could." Members of the school board say the increase of the base wage they are offer- ing is all that they can pro- pose because they say it uses all the money allotted in Iht budget that is set by the stati legislature. Earlier, Judy Dubberke, ai elementary teacher and pres ident of the WEA, had asked "why can't an impartial partj be called in to analyze and at- tempt to pull us Postville Man Held in Decorah Following Chase DECORAH A rural Postvil le man, Teddy Hughes, 21, wa. being held in the Winneshie county jail Friday after a nig' speed chase which ended at 2 a.m. Friday in Frankville. Allamakee county officials started the pursuit and callec on the Winneshiek county sheriff for assistance. The chase ended when the Hughes' car struck a utility pole. Hughes was taken to the Win neshiek county memorial hospi tal in Decorah for treatment o injuries. Damage to his car was estimated at Hughes was being held on four driving violations: reckless driving, stop sign violation, fail- ure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving 95 in a 55 mph zone. According to Sheriff Eugene Simenson, Hughes was sche- duled to appear in magistrate's court in Decorah Friday morn- ing. Simensen said he would then be turned over to officials in Allamkee county where he faces other charges. Road Unit Coo! to Relocated 149 Stand Supervisor paved MARENGO After a meeting with Iowa highway commission officials Thursday, the Iowa county board of supervisors i >ondering much more limite( alternatives to assure comple ion of relocated highway 149 from Interstate 80 to Home stead. The supervisors and the county engineer met with area itizens Thursday evening to re ate the position 6f the highway commission staff. They weren't exactly hi a dickering Chairman Laurel J. Haas tolc he group. The reason for the meeting was the supervisors position adopted May 23, 1972 hat the county would not volun- arily take back old highway 149 n return for the state building he new six-mile Stretch from he Amana exit on 1-80 to Home- itead. Requested Time Iowa County Engineer Nord S. lorensen said he originally ailed Director of Highways Jo- eph R. Coupal to request a time next week for the super- isors to talk with the commis- ion. He said Coupal refused to put is board on the agenda, saying highway commission doesn't ave time lo negotiate such uestions personally. He then instructed and the board of supervisors t meet with him and Chief Engi neer Howard Gunnerson whiel was done Thursday. Fear Forcing The supervisors said they are willing to negotiate with tb commission more, but they arc afraid they will eventually be forced to accept old 149 bad into the county road system. The board instructed Sorenser to write up a proposal and sem it to the commission suggesting the following: 1. That the county build a road straight north from the Amana exit, six miles ti highway 6. There would be m diagonal in this proposal. Tin state would pay for the projec administered by the county am DUilt to farm to market road standards. Sorensen said, however, he is not optimistic the commission would go for such a plan he cause it would involve circum- venting the intent oi: the law on lighway design standards. 2. Iowa county would sign an agreement to take back high- way 149, highway 209 from high- vay 149 into Conroy and high- vay 411 north from highway 6 hrough Marengo across the owa river. Right-of-Way However the county would in- Sorensen'sist the state buy more right-of- Vinton Ponders Dropping Dog License Requirement By Jane LaGrange VINTON The Vinton. city council debated a proposed dog and cat ordinance at its meeting Thursday night. The most controversial issue concerned city licensing of dogs. Councilman Warren Geiger, chairman of the public safety committee, explained the com- mittee is recommending abo- lishing the city license. The city has required a dog license for many years, but this year a strict enforcemen brought forth many complaints from local citizens on double taxation, claiming it is not nec- essary for both the city anc county to require a license. Before Supervisors The committee, made up oi Bill Strong, city clerk, and Jim Grupp, head of the Benton county humane society, ap- peared before the Benton county board of supervisors Wednes- day. They proposed dropping the city dog license requirement, providing the county will pro- vide more financial support to the humane society. The supervisors said they will study the situation. However, at Thursday's coun- cil meeting, several council members opposed dropping the city dog license, claiming the city would loose lose revenue, which this year amounted to over Changes Several other changes in the proposed ordinance were dis- cussed and met with more fa- vorable agreement. The proposal to include cats 'ilur ftitpitb EstoblishedTn 1883 by Tho Goieite Co. nna published dolly and Sunday at 500 third ave. SE, Cedar RaDlds. Iowa 52406. second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rales by carrier 95 cents a. week. By malt: Night Edition and Sunday ti Issues o month, a year: ternoon Editions and Sunday 7 Issues a month, a year. Other stales and U.S. territories o year. No Moil Subscriptions accepted In areas havino Garette carrier service. Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for rcpublicatlon ol nil the local news printed in this news- Daper as well as all AP news dispatches. in the ordinance and raising the impoundment fee to met no opposition. The matter was referred back to committee for further study. The council, in other business, passed a motion agreeing to a contract with Egge Plumbing and Heating, to construct a storm sewer on East Eleventh street. The cost would be previous council meeting and Charger Enterprises, owners of the new court, .claimed side- walks would break when trucks moved mobile homes, and therefore were not necessary. Good Reason No Action The project was approved by the previous council, but no ac- tion was ever taken on it. A recommendation from the planning and zoning commission deleting the sectionjn the mobi- le home court ordinance, requir- ing two-foot sidewalks to be in- stalled in new courts, was proved by the council. Warren Geiger voted no. The issue was discussed at a Geiger felt the requirement for sidewalks was put into the oridinance for good reason and should not be deleted from the ordinance just because Charger Enterprises objected. In another action, the council passed two resolutions qualify- ing Vinton for flood insurance. It presented a locket to Thel- ma Hoepner, in appreciation of her many years of service in city offices and approved pay- ment of 'a bUl to Green ap- Engineering Co., Cedar Rapids, and held payment of a sesond bill for for further clari- fication, i way for old highway 149 so th shoulders and ditches could b widened. The county would also insis that (he state resurface highwa 209 and repair highway 41 bridge over the Iowa river be fore accepting them. Deploring the 'blackmail1 tactics of the commission, group ,of business men fron Williamsburg reluctantly agree that in order to get the relocal ed 149 built, the county probabl, will eventually have to agree t take back old highway 149. The retaining of highway 14 had been one of the chief goal of a delegation, including repre sentatives from Conroy, tw years ago. In response to this [he highway commission las summer resurfaced this slretc of highway 149. Little .Agreement The supervisors and Sorensen said there precious little area of agreement in theii meeting with Coupal and Gun nerson. They said it was their feeling rom the meeting that the com mission is split fairly evenly on he relocated highway 149 pro posal, and that this may be the ast time around for any 1-80 to he Amana colonies highway plan. Sorensen said he believes the lighway commission thinks ii ias Iowa county over a barrel iecause "how long can you land gravel on the L orensen quoted Coupal as ask- ng. LRoad He said the highway commis- ion officials told the Iowa :ounty delegation that if they lon't take highway 149 back, the .ommission will adopt the posi- tion that the L road is a county iroblem. The L road is presently closec iecause a bridge is out and ii also is being converted from oi o gravel. It is the shortest leg )etween the Amana exit and the Amana colonies. The L road has a heavier car :ount than many of the state irimary highways -because ol ourist traffic. 10 YEARS AGO The former Vew Orleans mayor and U. S. liplomat, de Lesseps Morrison, us young son and five others vere killed instantly when their two-engine plane rashed in dense fog near Ciu- dad Victoria, Mexico. to 5: for fabulous Pre-Holiday SPECIALS While his son, Philip, right, fights fcaclc fears, Lacy Burleson, left, Clinton, heads to orison. Burleson surrendered to Raleiah. N.C., authorities Wednesday some 21 son, Piip, rigt, gts acc fears, acy ureson, et, non, e back to prison. Burleson surrendered to Raleigh, N.C., authorities Wednesday (some years after escaping trom a Halifax county, ,N.C., prison unit. He has lived a "model life" in Clinton most of the time since his escape. Solon Asks Probe Incident By Jerry Mursener DES MOINES (UPI) -.Sen. William Gluba (D-Davenport) called upon state Citizens Aide Thomas Mayer to launch a 'full scale indepedent, inves- tigation" into allegations that a 17-year-old girl was subject- ed to physical abuse at a Dubuque care facility. In addition, Gluba said he will ask Gov. Robert D. Ray and several other state of- 'icials to investigate the re- ports that the girl, who has relatives in Davenport, had XT mouth washed out with dishwashing liquid. The Dubuque county depart- ment of social services ruled ;he girl was not subjected to physical abuse at the Cannon II residential treatment center, although a 21-page re- port filed with the county at- torney listed reports she had been locked in the basement and that staff members pulled her by the hair to control her.' The report said the in- cidents listed 'by the girl were methods of "physical dis- cipline rather than but Gluba alleged it was "a clear cut case of old-fashioned child abuse" and pledged to continue the investigation. He said the governor should be interested in ensuring the girl was not imistrated be- cause Hie social services de- partment is "under his direc- ton." Services Saturday For Crash Victim AMANA Services have been set for Neil V. Denson, 20, Amana, who was killed Wednes- day in a motorcycle accident near Homestead. They will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoover-Valen- tine funeral home in Marengo, where friends may cah1. Burial will be in Lennox township cem- etery, rural Marengo. Mr. Denson was born Oct. 12, 1953 at Iowa City. He was an Amana high school graduate. He was married to Jutta W. Otte on May at Walford, and was employed for the last year 'and a half at the Amana Feed Mill, Homestead. Suriving in addition lo his wife are his father, Richard Denson, Homestead; his mother, Delores Denson, Amana; two brothers, Robert, Janesville, Fla., and Morris, Homestead; -two sisters, Mrs. Jim Wetjen, Walford, and Ellen Denson, Amana. Fire Damage Extensive to Farm Home INDEPENDENCE I'M re caused considerable damage lale Thursday afternoon to Hie farm home of Mrs. Emmet Gates, eight miles northwest of Independence in Hazlelon town- ship. An Amish boy righted smoke coming from the two-story wood frame house and went to a nearby farm home to call the Independence fire department at p.m. Bolh the Independence and Hazleton fire departments were at the scene. Fire damage was reported lo be-extensive in the kitchen and upstairs areas. Smoke and water damage was reported in the remainder of the house. Fire Chief Paul Soener, In- dependence, said the fire is ue- lieved to have started in a gas stove in the kitchen. Mrs. Gates wason Indepen- dence when the fire started. There was no estimate of the amount of damage. Immigration RuSes Gypsies inu. CI1AIUTON (UPI) U.S. im- migration officials Thursday night cleared a group of 30 per- sons who said they were Gyp- sies, saying the group had ap- parently entered the county le- gally. The Gypsies were detained by Uicas county authorities in the county jail until officials from ;he immigration office in Omaha could check their im- migration background. Officials first believed the 30 were part of a large group of 85 y p s i e s who entered this country illegally from Yugosla- via and northern Italy. Police also said the Gypsies were believed to have been in- volved in a number of shoplift- ings and thefts including :rom a woman employed at a Chariton restaurant. In spotting of other Gypsies, police in Shenandoah and Red Dak reported Thursday that citi- zens spotted a caravan consist- ing of about 13 cars but the Gypsies were not apprehended. Earlier in the week, the band was spotted traveling in east- :entral Kansas with a sho- lowner in Richmond, Kan., re- Jorting about was stolen around that time. Independence Slates 7th Annual Fly-In INDEPENDENCE The Se- venth Annual Fly-in at the Inde- pendence municipal turport lias jeen set for Sunday, July 14. Breakfast will be served from to 11 a.m. CUSTOM SIZE WEEK Come in and see the largest selection of cus- tom size fashions in the State of Iowa! We have all the famous labels and flattering styles in dresses, pant'suits, long dresses and separates plus an experienced staff of friendly sales people to'help you. FREE DINNER FOR TWO WITH YOUR PURCHASE The first 25 ladies to purchase a'custom size dress or separates will receive a free dinner for two in Armstrong's Cedar Room Sketched: three-piece polyester pant suit in white with navy. Sizes lo ARMSTRONG YOUNG MRS. SlIOP-HliCOND FLOOR