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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., May 31. 1974 Photo by John McKor Flood Preparations Water cascaded but of Coralville (Thursday as the army corps of engineers maintained 'discharge rate at cubic feet per second Discharge from the reservoir has con- tributed to flooding being experienced in areas of Iowa City. Officials said flooding could become more severe if additional rainfall forces the corps to increase the 'discharge rate. At Highway Commission Million in Road Pacts Approved AMES Contracts for million in highway construction were approved Thursday by the Iowa highway commission. Among the bids accepted were the following: by the Cedar Falls Construction Co. work on interstate 80 in county; by the Cedar Falls Construction Co.. for work on interstate 80 in Poweshiek county; and by Christon- sen Bros., Inc., of Cherokee for work on Iowa highway 318 in Tama county. Pavement by the Fred Carlson Co. of Decorah for paving on US highway 18 in Clayton county; two bids, of and jy Highway Surfacers, Inc., of New Hampton for construction on a secondary road near Prairieburg in Linn county. Favorable To L'ighf More Intersections AMES After receiving a report Wednesday indicating hat intersection lighting is a definite safety factor, the Iowa lighway commission Thursday decided to go ahead with fur- ther lighting projects. Proposals for more intersec- :ion lights had been deferred for some time due to the energy crisis and the completion of the [f rum Monticcllo to Hopkinton study. (were reclassified. for county road E34; 13 and county Cedar '6 13 and county road E28; and U.S. highway 30 and Stony point road. Johnson U.S. highway 218 and county road W6C, and U.S. highway (i and county road X14. Wircphoto Workmen from the University of Iowa physical plant filled sandbags in an effort to hold back rising waters of the flooding Iowa river. The national guard has been called in to help construct a barrier to protect Hancher audi- torium and the school of art. Sandbags were being pre- pared in the Hancher park- ing lot in readiness for con- struction of a water barrier Friday morning. Guardsmen will aid in developing barrier. HOME of the FREE frea checking with no service tharflas and gimmicks. personal' and counts. service; from the Home of Frea. Zero in on a want ad and sell those useful but no longer needed items. Dial 398-8234 Telephoto Meet a Reader of the Want Ads She takes pictures... and good ones, tool That's be- cause she buys only the best in equipment. So when it comes to shop- ping sho turns to the Want Ads, where she can find a largo selection to choose from. If you have some- .thing for sale that she may be looking for, you should advertise where she'll see It in the Want Ads. GAZETTE WANT ADS To Order Your Action-Ad Dial 398-8234 Contract Talks NEWTON (AP) Officials of United Auto Workers Local 997 at the Maytag Co. in Newton have scheduled a meeting of the membership for Saturday to discuss a new contract. The present contract, reached after a strike that lasted 145 days in 1971, expires at midnight Sat- urday. Maytag is Newton's larg- est employer and the contract icing negotiated would also cov- er a plant in Hampton. Total cost for the new pro- gram is set at Among the 11 sites to be illu- And changed to a haul road in Cedar Rapids was 1.9 miles on interstate 380 at the approaches mutated are the following in on Seventh and Eighth streets Unn and Johnson counties: INK. Linn Iowa highway 13 and Relocation Claims Payments Approved AJIES The Iowa highway commission Thursday approved the payment of in reloca- tion claims. Among those to receive pay- ments are: In Tama county, Melvin Kupka, .in Linn county, Charles Stevenson, Delaware, Linn Roads Designated As Haul Roads AMES Stretches of roads in Delaware and Linn counties were designated as temporary primary haul roads by the Iowa highway commission Thursday. In Delaware county, 20.5 miles of Iowa highway 38 north Contracts Voted For Ad Devices, Right-of-Way AMES The Iowa highway commission Thursday approved entering into contracts for ac- quisition of right-of-way and ad- vertising devices. Among those to be awarded contracts are: In Clayton county, for U.S. Dysari-Geneseo Voters Defeat Bond Election DYSART Voters in the Dy- sart-Geneseo school district Thursday defeated a bond issue for school athletic improvements. Only 46 percent of the voters favored the bond issue. A 60 percent vote was required for passage. There were 25G yes votes and 294 no votes. Traffic Signals for Iowa City Approved AMES Iowa City was given approval by the Iowa highway commission Thursday to finance and construct traffic signals on Iowa highway 1. The signals will be put up at the intersections of Burlington street and Madison, Capitol, Linn.; Dubuque and Gilbert streets. Cedar County Road Budget Is Amended AMES The secondary budget for Cedar county was amended Thursday by the Iowa highway commission to increase by the amount to be spent for bridge maintenance. Funding for the work, which is to include four culvert proj- ects to replace existing bridges, will come from revenue sharing and reduction of other construc- tion. IRS Giies Stations On Fuel Overcharges DBS MOINES i- J. T. Iti- deoutte, district director, inter- nal revenue for Iowa, an- nounced Friday that in the last three weeks seven service sta- tions, one propane dealer and one aviation fuel dealer have signed agreements to refund in overcharges for gasoline, propane, and aviation and jet fuel in accordance with federal energy administration regulations. R i d e o u e 11 e said that the amount of the overcharges in most cases amounted to from 1 cent to 3 cents per gallon. The majority of the overcharges re- iulted from incorrect computa- tions or misunderstanding of the regulations. Only one station in The Ga- zette area was ordered to pay customers a refund. It was the rloliday Inn Shell service station in Iowa City, which the IRS said overcharged customers by J2.714.16. If you've never used a want ad, you've'been missing a sure performer. Dial 398-8234. highway 52 improvements, Her- bert kaiser, Harold Brandt, Cyril Herns es- tate, Dcane Wergcr, Kay Koth, and Gerald Meyer, In. Tama. for. U.S. highway G3 work, Stanley lla- lupnick. In Linn county, for U.S. high- way 30 construction, Robert Sirowy, For interstate right-of-way, Helen Bleakley, The Nesper Sign Advertising, Inc., Cedar Rapids, will be awarded a contract for Cedar county and a in- crease for engineering costs for iowa highway 8-1 in Linn county. The commission also agreed ;o spend more for addi- tional acquisition and removal of highway signs. Official Concurs With Finding in Dubuque Incident DUBUQUE (UPI) The dis- cipline of a 17-year-old girl at a private treatment center, by washing her mouth out with soap and slapping, was not abu- sive, according to Iowa social Commissioner Kevin road service :5urns. The commissioner concurred with Dubuque authorities in rul- ing the discipline was not abu- sive. The girl's complaint had been investigated by the Dubu- que department of social ser- Payment Awarded For Road Damage AMES The Iowa highway commission Thursday approved the awarding of to Win- neshiek county for damage sus- tained on county road B-16 when it was used as a detour for Iowa highway 9. The 7.5 mile stretch, from the Chickasaw county line east to Spillville, was used as a detour from July to December of 1972. Rest Area for Allamakee Gets State Approval AMES The Iowa highway commission Thursday gave proval lo a partially federally funded rest area, to cost along Iowa highway 26 in Alla- makee county. Also approved were a increase in preliminary engi- neering costs for interstate 80 in Burns investigated when criti- cal reactions to the report were given by the county services ward am! Slate Sen. William Gluua. Burns said that although the discipline tactics were not phys- ical abuse, they "cannot be con- doned" and are contrary to state policy. He said no discipli- nary action is planned against the center, Cannon II. The center is operated by Famco, Inc. Employer Award VINTON Win Watson, pub- lisher of the Cedar Valley Times newspaper, has been presented with "Employer of the Year" award on behalf of the BentoJl county Assn. for Retarded Cit- izens and the Work Study Class at high school. The award was presented for providing a per- manent employment station for work study students. "Eh? (Dfiluf llujntb Established by The Gazette Co. and oubllshed dallv and Sunday at 500 Third ovc. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Subscription rales bv carrier 95 cents a. week. By mail: Night Edition and Sunday 6'Issues 53.75 a month, 539.00 a year: Af- ternoon Editions and Sunday 7 Issues 53.85 a month, 540.00 a year. Olher stales and U.S. territories 560.00 a yea--. No Mali Subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republlcatian of oil the local news printed In this news- paper as well as all AP news dispatches. Political Advertisement Political Advertisement Political Advertisement s Right lo work Amnesty Right to life Legalization oi marijuana Strategic grain reserve Equal pay for equal work Reinstatement of capital punishment Amending O S H A law Congressional pay raise Aid to North Vietnam Troops to Middle East Nuclear power plants Rollback In oil prices Year-round daylight savings time controls Tighter restrictions and Inspection o( Imports Return of postal service lo Congressional control Restrictive gun control Guaranteed annual income Reasonable ecology measures National health insurance (privately and publicly financed} federal budget by cutting bureaucratic waste i Social security payments and benefits adjusted to cost of living J Punishment of all Watergate guilty _. and laces up to the t f, 1 1MT lj' 'The 'professional politicians''say the issues can't'be handled like this With straight talk. If that is true, how can the people speak out? HQW 'can' you agree or disagree with a "maybe''? IOL r 1 f least what.'W'say. 4 thatfs how the" mdjorltyJcan rule. V i .V. it' 11.   

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