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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Ambulance Resolve in Iowa County Closer lo Tin Oulle MARENGO Iowa coiiniyj moved a step closer to es- tablishing a county-wide ambu- lance service this week with Ihci agreement that an organization should be formed of the board of supervisors, the mayors of the seven cities and towns and a few other selected individuals. A meeting of this new com- mittee, which hopes (o contract among the various governing bodies, will be held at the county home next Wednesday at 7 p.m. to further study the mat- ter of ambulances. An interested group of citizens met with the supervisors and several city officials at the courthouse to further the county's problem. The two ambulance services thai have been doing most of the work in the county, McSwiggin and Uhl mann's of Williamsburg, uiui Warren Hcpkcr of Marengo, both have announced they will go out of business June 30. Ik-commendations The supervisors received a report and recommendations from Jeff 1'etrie of the Hoover Health Council of Cedar Uapids, the area agency coordinating health services. He recommended a mixture of full-time personnel and volun- teers. Pclric also recommended an discuss ambulance be stationed in both Skips Conference, Ray Ponders Credit Bill DBS M01NES (AP) Gov. Robert Ray plans lo consider the consumer credit which would raise the min- imum interest rates on credit transactions over the week- end or Monday, according lo aides. The governor had originally planned lo act on the measure, passed in the final hours of Eastern I owa Guardsmen Plan Phone Exercise DES M01NES Eastern Iowa will be flie location Saturady and Sunday of an unusual Iowa army nalional guard training exercise in which the 234th sig- nal battalion attempt to link up points in linn, Johnson and Iowa county by telephone. All five companies from the battalion will be in various parts of the three counties setting up communications sites. The bat- talion, commanded by Lt. Col. Francis W. Vos of Runnels, is headquartered in Des Moines with its Companies B and C lo- cated in Cedar Rapids. The units will be located as follows: Headquarters Co.: On federal land located between the Coral- ville reservoir and Swisher. Co. A: On federal land near Cou Falls. Co. B: Williamsburg high school.. Co. C: Cedar Rapids national guard armory. Co. D: At Lake Iowa, nine miles west of Williamsburg. The units will be moving into their training sites between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and then wiU run a round-the-clock oper- ation until Sunday. Plans Dropped WASHINGTON (AP) North Western railroad officials have dropped plans to abandon rail lines from Harlan to Carroll, said Sen. Dick Clark The railroad had sought to abandon a 72-mile line to Har- lan from Somers, but officials said they Will retain the Harlan to Carroll section which is about 40 miles for at least the next three years. the 1974 legislative session, by late Thursday. But Ray canceled plans Jo attend the National Governors Conference to work on the consumer credil and oilier bills. The measure would permit retailers to charge up lo 18 percent on the first bal- ance of revolving charge ac- counts and 15 percent on bal- ances above It would permit up to 15 percent interest on closed-end credit, such as the one-time purchase of major appliances. Many retailers commonly charged 18 percent interest be- fore the Iowa supreme court ruled last September that credit sales are subject to the slate usury law and are lim- ited to 9 percent. i Ally. Gen. Richard Turner and several Democralic of- fice seekers have urged Ray to veto the measure. Turner contends one section of Ihe bill which requires debl collectors to be licensed would require all lawyers and news- paper carriers to buy an an- nual license. Keokuk County Deputy Recovers Stolen Truck SIGOURNEY-Keokuk county authorities solved a sto- len vehicle case for Fort Dodg< officials this week. A Keokuk deputy spotted stolen semi-tractor near the Si gourney square and took its driver, Bruce A. Reiter, Omaha into custody. Fort Dodge officials travelec lo Sigourney Thursday and re turned Reiter to face Webster county charges. PECK.....J6.50 HEAPING FULL PECK... GifTcelfn wropped'x a Bow. DALE'S FRUIT MARKET 3133tenmPI.Rd.HE _ -OpsnSloS 7 Days for the woman on fhe go Casual Vinyl Handbag 11.00 An on-lhe-go bag for far away travels or Ihe city life. Sturdy double handles; 3 large, deep zippored comparlmenls and a galaxy of colors to choose from: black, light brown, navy, white, beige, rust Downtown Street Floor and Lindale Plata THE KILLIAN COMPANY, Codar Rapldi, Iowa 52106 Jfton Joyce, f'orionol Shoppon innd ma Iho following Casual fiandhafjt at It.00 plut 3Jc tlata icloi lax and 75c potlago and handling uach. Color cholen........____. ........._..............____ Oly................................ Slolfl.........................Zip. larengo and Williamsburg, U! ctup that would cover virtually II of the county within the 15-1 linule response period. Parts] Dayton and Greene townships ould not be within this radius, tvevcr. Although 1'etrie strongly recommended the extensive use of volunteers as ambu- ance drivers and attendants, here continued to be consid- erable skepticism on the part of those attending the meeting ahout how this would work. Petrie's plan, which would en- ision two full-time crews work- ng five days a week, with vol- nteers in the evening and weekends, would cost he first year. Some 'fluid be salaries for the four ull-time men. The group Tuesday tenatively greed on the plan for station- ng the ambulances in Williams- urg and Marengo rather than oth at the county home mainly ccause of better access to the chicles by volunteers and also ccause the cities of Marengo nd Williamsburg both have eated garages to house the mbulances, a federal require- nent. Dissatisfaction Some dissatisfaction with the roposed setup was expressed y representatives of both North inglish and Victor because of le distance from them to the ambulance locations. Mayor )avid Grypp of Victor said he hinks his community which straddles the lowa-Poweshiek county line might be better producing part of the business, and thai only if lite county scr- private operators will go out of business, too. They said the transfers are the income- iff to turn lo the west. Representatives of North En- glish said their two doctors send nost of their patients to the Keokuk county hospital in Sig- oumey, rather than to Maren- go or Iowa City. financing of the operation ap- parently will be through the ward of supervisors with (he cities also making a contribu- :ion. This probably will be based on a per capita assess- ment, much like the county and thn cities now have for the Iowa county sanitary landfill. A per person assecssmcnt was suggested. This would raise in the county (about from Williams- burg and from Maren- go, for with the cities paying for their resi- dents and the county paying for those living in rural areas, including the Amana colonies. Last year, there were just over 400 ambulance calls in the vice gets all this income will a big drain on the taxpayers be avoided. gency, or about-1% a day. Of these, about one-third were emergency and two-thirds transfers. Of the one-third emer- gency, about half of these were accidents on Interstate 80. Mc- Swiggin and Uhlmann handled most of these 1-80 calls. If the county ambulance ser- vice is established, county of- ficials hope that the remaining Wellman Trucker Injures Foot in Omaha Crash OMAHA (UPI) An Eastern Iowa truck driver is lucky lo be alive following a spectacular ac- cident here Thursday afternoon when his truck plunged off an nterstate 80 overpass. Bernard Dcscotcau, 28, Well- man, told investigating officers tie was checking the traffic in ;iis rear view mirror as he ap- proached barricades surround- ing bridge repair work. His semi-trailer truck furni- lure van, loaded with householc items, hit one of the barrels then struck a hole in the pave- ment, careened off an air corn- county, both routine and emer- pressor, rammed through a guard rail and plunged 30 fee to the banks of the creek. Dcscoteau said he kicked oul the windshield, crawled out ol the cab and waited for the res cue squad. He suffered a broken fool, and was to be held overnight in a hospital here for observation. The truck and trailer were demolished. SATURDAY ONLY OFF REGULARLY 55.00 TO 105.00 FAMOUS NAME MAKERS MANY ONE-OF-A-KIND STYLES FLOOR SAMPLES SOME SLIGHTLY MARRED CRIBS AND CHESTS Lilllo people's furniture now at lillle prices! It's almost unbelievablell A warehouse sale that's really a super salell Styles include pine, maple, walnut.or while pieces of furniture. All sales are finall Plan to shop early as quantities are limited. Don't miss ill DOWNTOWN THIRD FLOOR (A SALESPERSON WILL TAKE YOU TO WAREHOUSE) SHOP EARLY! The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl.. May 31. Killian's Killian's Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City OPEN SUNDAY TO PM Famous name slacks at a special savings now! Men's Knit Slacks REGULARLY 18.00 AND UP Colors galore to choose from in plain or fancy knits. 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