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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Financial and Market News Dow Closes 8.99 Lowe r NKW YORK (API - Stock market prices declined broadly in light trading Friday as investors waited uneasily for signs of the future frond in interest rates. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials closed off 8.99 at 843.09. ★ ★ ★ C. R, Markets Prices paid on the Cedar Rapids hog market Saturday were steady. Prices paid Friday for the bulk of country and plant delivered butchers weighing 200 to 230 lbs., depending on grade and condition were $24.00-$24.50. Packing sows 300 lbs. down were $18.5<)-$19.00. Butchers over 230 lbs. are 50c off for each IO lbs. to 250; over 250, 75c for each IO lbs. to 270; over 270 lbs., $1.00 off for each additional IO lbs. of weight. Packers are 25c off for each weight grade from 300-360 lbs., 50c off each weight grade to 500 lbs. and 75c off each weight grade above 500 lbs. CATTLE MARKET Choice and prime steers .... $33.00-$35.00 Choice and prime heifers .. $32.00-534.00 Good steers ................. $3).50-533.50 Good heifers ............$30.00-$30.50 Standard and utility heifers . S29.00-J31.00 Utility cows      S21.00-S24.00 Commercial cows  .........*    §21.00-524 00 Cutter cows ................. $23.00    $24.00 BUHS .....    S27.00-S30.00 (Yield grade 4 overfat steers and heifers are discounted $5 per cwt. and yield grade 5 are discounted SIO per cwt.) (Wasty and gobby overfat steers are $3 and $5 less per IOO lbs. than regular commercial cows.) GRAIN No. I yellow corn, $2 60. 33 lb. oats, SI .35. No. I yellow soybeans, $5.15. Friday prices delivered. FEEDER CATTLE Friday's quotations from Lamson Bros Close Prev August ......................31.50    31.00 September ............. 31,00    no    trades SHEEP Genuine spring lambs $44.OO-$46 OO. Lower grading lambs severely discounted. POULTRY Iowa five hens, light type, prices on commercial flocks, mostly unchanged Offerings and trading light. Supply ade quote to short. Demand good. Undertone steady. Cents per pound at farms: Commercial flocks, S*-6c» mostly ac. Small flocks too few to report prices. IOWA FARM EGGS DES MOINES — The Federal-State Market News Service reported large egg prices held unchanged. Other grades land size edged lower. Overall graded demand continued slow although some Improve ment noted. Supplies plentiful. Undertone about steady. Cents per dozen, at farms, cases I changed, quality and volume incentive Grade A, 30-32c, mostly 32c. Grade A me dlum, 19-22c, mostly 19c. Other farm eggs: Grade A or better 20-30c, mostly 24-26c; Grade A medium, 14-22c, mostly 16-I8c; Grade B large, 12-2?c, mostly 16-18c; C quality dirties and checks, 1818c, mostly 15-17c; small and peewees, 10-20c, mostly 15-17c. Iowa Hors DES MOINES (UPI) — The interior Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs: Trade slow and demand good. Butchers $1.00 higher instances $1.25 higher. Sows 50-75 cents higher. U.S. 1-3 200-230 lb butchers 24.00-26.00; 230-250 lbs 23.00-25.75; 250-270 lbs 21.50-24.50; 270-300 lbs 19.25-23.00. U.S. 1-3 270-330 lb sows 18.00-19.25; 330-400 lbs 17.75-18 75; 400-450 lbs 17.25-18.25; 450-550 lbs 16.00-18.00. Estimated receipts Friday 50,-000; Thursday 56,000; week ago 72,000; year ago 51,000. LIVESTOCK FUTURES CHICAGO (AP) — Futures trading Friday. Close Prev. Live Beef Cattle June ....................... 35.75 CHICAGO GRAIN QUOTATIONS Furnished by Lamson Brother* WHEAT— OPEN HIGH LOW CLOSE PREV. CL.' July 3 87 3.80 3 86 3.87 September ....... 3 83 -3 86 3 89* 3.83 3 89 3.93 December 3 96*397 3.99* 3.94 3 99 4 OO March 4 05 -4 05* 4 07 4.01 4 07 4 07 CORN— July . 2.75 -2 77* 2.77* 2.75 2.75* 2.79* Seplember ... 2.58 -2.58* 2.61* 258 2 60 2.62 December ......... 2.39 -2 40 2.43* 2.38* 2 40 2.41'* March ............ ... 2.44*-2.45 2 49 2.44* 2:48 2.47* OATS— July .............. 1.37* I 40 1.37 1.39* I 39* September 1.34 -1 35* I 36* 1.33* 1.36 1.37 December ■.. .1.35 *-1.36 1.37* 1.35 1.36 1.37* SOYBEANS-- July ............... ...5.37 -5.39 5 44 5 37 5 44 5.40 August ........... ... 5.36 -5.36* 5.45 5.36 5.43 5.40* September ........ ... 5.36 5 42 5.35'/i 5.39’* 5 38'* November ........ ... 5.31 5.36 5.28* 5.34 5.31 January ........... ... 5.33 5.39* 5.32* 5.36 5.35* Culver Pastes 'Weathervane' Label on GOP Opponent The Cedar Rapid* 9 Gazette: Sat., June 15, 1974 Second Session A J h r • By Frank Nye    wa?    named Ut Adult Seminar AMES — Congressman John 'ary. Cl i rid .av/Culver opened fire Saturday on    Linn    Caucus OldTeaOUnady his Republican opponent for U. .session of the adult!S. senator, labeling State Rep. David Stanley “a weathervane.” Using the state Democratic convention as Cedar Rapids Of iowa Interest LATE QUOTATIONS (From Lamson Brothers) Am. Ins Fund ....... Am. Rein ...... Bandag ........ Banks of Iowa Beatrice Foods Cherry-Bur.......... Conroe ................ Consolidated Foods FMIC .......____ fmc ................ Guardsman ............. Harnlschfgr  ......... Hawkeye Bancorp ..... Interstate P........... Iowa Electric ........... Iowa-Ill. Gas ........ John Deere ............. Kiddo comm.......... Keuffet & Esser ....... Life Investors, Inc..... LTV ..................... Mapco comm ........... Maytag .............. McCord Corp........... Mid-America ......... Mid-Continent, Ind Miracle ................. Ozark ............ Quaker Oats ........... Rath ................... Rockwell ............... Svntex .............. United Fire & Casualty Victor Corp............. Unlvar  ............... Winnebago ............. 4.01 4 38 18 -18* 35'/, 22*-23* 19'/4 no trades 17* 19 7*- 7*4 Ii'/, I • 2 3/16 27* 7*- 8'a 12* 12* 13* 41 * 14* 13*-14 8*- 9* IO* 19* 24* ll* ..4.31-4.7! 2*- 3* 4 - 4* 3* 24* 5 27* 44* 19*-20* 7* 14* 6* soft CHICAGO CASH GRAIN CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No. 2 red 3.74n Friday; No. 2 hard 3.74n. Corn No. 2 yellow 2.70n. Oats No. 2 extra heavy White 1.55'an Soybeans No. I yellow 5.32n, Produce NEW YORK PRODUCE NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale egg offerings of large fully adequate, mediums plentiful. Demand slow to fair Fri day. Whites; Fancy large 41-44, fancy medium 33-36. Butter offerings ample. Demand slow to fair. Prices unchanged. CHICAGO PRODUCE CHICAGO (UPI) — Wholesale Belling prices as reported by USDA: Butter Prices paid delivery to Chicago un changed; 93 score 59’*; 92 score 59; 90 score 58*. Eggs: Prices paid delivery to Chicago unchanged. Prices to retailers (Grade A, In cartons delivered): Extra large 45-48; large 43-46; mediums 32*-35. August ...... October ____ December February ... April ....... Live Hogs June ....... July ....... August 1.____ October — December February April ....... 33.65 36 55 .37.30 .37.30 36 82 .27.30 26.90 25.10 24.80 27.20 29 55 29 45 34 90 34.60 36 07 36.45 36.20 35 82 25.80 25.45 23.80 24 35 26.7C 28 90 28 90 Waterloo Hors WATERLOO—Butchers and sows were higher. Packing plant delivery No. 2 butchers weighing 201-230 lbs., $24.00-$24.50. No. 2 sows weighing 300 lbs., $19.00-$19.50. SIOUX CITY LIVESTOCK SIOUX CITY (AP) (USDA) — Hogs 5,500; trade active, very uneven, butchers 1.00-2.50 higher; U.S. 1-3 198240 lb butchers 26.00-26.25; bows fully I OO higher, U.S. 1-3 350-650 lbs 18 50-19.00. Cattle none. WEBSTER CITY LIVESTOCK WEBSTER CITY (AP) — Not enough cattle to establish market trend. Hogs 600; butchers 1.00-1.25 higher, bulk butcher* 24 00-26.00, top 26 OO; sows VOO higher, bulk 1800-20.00, top 20 00, heavy boars 60 higher, top 18.00. Estimated receipts Monday 400 cattle, 1,000 hogs. JOLIET LIVESTOCK JOLIET, III. (UPI) — Cattle 700; steers steady to 50 higher; heifer sales insufficient to establish trend; choice steers 34 00 36.50; good and choice 32.58 35.50; few choice heifers 35,00; no canner or cutter cows. Hoes 1.200; I OO higher; No 1-2 208730 lb. 26 50-27.00; No I 3 200-250 lb 25.50 26.50; No 2 3 240-260 lb 24.00-25.50; No 2 4 260*80 lb 23.00-24.00; No 3-4 280*00 lb 22 75-23.00. Monday's estimate 4,500 cattle, 1,500 hogs. DRESSED MEATS DES MOINES (AP) (USDA) Midwest carlot meat trade for Iowa and river market areas: Beef trade fairly active, demand fairly good; choice steer beet mostly steady, instances 50 hlgner; choice heifer bee* steady; steer beef choice 600-700 lb. yield grade 3 SB 00 58 50, 700 800 lb yield grade 3 56 00 57 00 . 800-900 lb yield grade 3, 56 00; heifer beet choke 500-70o Id. yield grade 3-4 56 OO.    J Fresh pork cut trade rather slow, demand fairly good; limited sales loins 14-17 lb. I OO higher, 17-20 lb. 2 00 higher, picnics 8 lb. up steady to .50 higher, skinned hams strong to I OO higher; seed less bellies 16-18 lb. 1.50 higher, 18-20 lb VOO higher. iToins 14-17 lb. 58.50-61 50, 17 20 lb. 5 VOO J ski; ' ' Marion Churches Second summer seminar of the First; United Methodist church is set for Sunday at 8:30 a m. in the youth center. Leaders will be Dr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Williams of Anamosa. They are private marriage counselors. They will discuss the seven areas of greatest marital conflict. convention    secre-    Fred Schwengel,” Culver said, I    “on the platform that Schwengel didn’t support Nixon strongly enough and therefore wasn’t a Linn county delegates held    an    gfKKj en0ugh Republican to informational caucus shortly be- serve in congress, fore the convention opened and, “jn when polls showed the Muscatine lawyer for trying to imitate U.S. Sen. Clark’s 1972 walk across the state. Noting that Stanley had started his own cross-state walk last Monday, Culver commented: ‘‘Immortalized in costly television commercials that had to be staged and produced before the walk even commenced, this campaign gadget bears little a forum, Democrat it was revealed that Gerald the Vietnam ’war was still sup- rcsem blanco    'b{J unpreten- jFatka, Cedar Rapids lawyer, ported by a majority of Iowa 1|<)US> homespun walk ol Dick at-|voters, Stanley managed a 180- for called that when Stanley ran against Harold Hughes in 1968 for U. S. senator, his slogan was “Nixon Needs Stanley”. ‘‘Now that Nixon really does the would be a candidate re‘>large delegate to the party’s!degree transition from United mid-term convention this comber in Kansas City Clark in 1972. “It is a lot closer to Madison De-j World Federalist to Super Hawk ! avenue> New York, than to in his campaign against Harold I Madison county, Iowa.” Linn Chairman Anita Terpstra Hughes of Cedar Rapids said a fight    M°s' people have changed some alternates!    *r position on that unfortu nate war somewhat, hut this over seating in Bethel Baptist — 1000 Eighth avenue. The Rev, Calvin Thorpe. Sunday school 9:30. Worship 10:30. Sermon: “Sometimes It’s Wonderful To Be Miserable”. First Baptist — 2895 Fourteenth avenue. The Rev. Lyle W. Lee. Worship 9:30. Sunday ichool 10:30. Grace Baptist — 440 South Fifteenth street. The Rev. Don R. Martin. Sunday school 9:45. Worship 10:50 and 6:30. Squaw Creek Baptist — Wilkins school. The Rev. Kermit W. Jelmeland. Worship 9. Sunday school IO. Robins Faith Bible — Corner of Main and Mentzer. The Rev. Ed Bateman. Worship 9:30 and 7. Sunday school 10:45. St. Joseph’s Catholic — 995 Fifth avenue. The Rev. Justin A. Kane, the Rev. Martin W. Pfab and the Rev. John Casey will celebrate mass Saturday at 7 p.m. at the school, 1430 Fourteenth street, and Sunday at 7, 9:30 and ll a.m. and 5 p.m. at the church and 8:30, IO and 11:30 at the school. Marion Christian — 1050 McGowan boulevard. The Rev Peter M. Morgan. Sunday school 9:30. Worship 10:45. Sermon: “Out Among the Neighbors”. ...... , , need Stanley,” Culver told near-; might be in storc during the The Williams will return Julyj |y 1,500 cheering delegates, I credentials committee’s report, f * ™*, “Stanley seems to be at the Culver, a five-term congress-; forefront of the lynching party.’ mari( sought to spell out the dif-j Stanley has continually caUcdjfennecs between his and Stan- , President Nixon; to release ey's philosophy in his hard-hit-1, firancia, ho|djngs but Watergate tapesin an ting Address.    after    I announced my own plans apparent attempt to divorce; But before doing so, 28    for    a    session    built    around questions raised in the Sunday session. The programs are open to all persons high school age and older. Dr. Williams formerly was clinical    assistant    professor    of psychiatry and mental health at West Virginia university and has been in private practice in Mi. Carroll, 111., and Detroit. * *    * Lost—children’s female black Labrador. Answers to Cinders. 377-7436.—Adv. * *    * Sell Houses — Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Engel have sold their house at 1705 Valleyview drive to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Walker of 944 Eleventh street. The Engels have moved to 2905 Fourteenth avenue. Possession was given June 9. Sale was made by John war an unusually vivid transformation. “At. the beginning of this campaign, Stanley announced Stanley has accused Culver of being a Madison avenue candidate. on all Officers Witness Shooting, D. M. Woman Charged himself from ministration. DES MOINES (UPI) - A Des for complete disclosure, he Moines woman allegedly shot and wounded her husband on a I street here Friday in the pres- A Turnabout he de- the federal    ad-    dared it is not his intention t0    changed his”    mind dwell    on Watergate “or in any First Time    ^‘3^“    "Tho    news    headlines    spoke    of    |«. It was the first time Culver impijcated in these scandals. | Stanley’s “turnabout” — and Carolyn Hill, 23, was being has directed his fire at Stanley; «*jt is on)y fair to c.tate that 'hat’s exactly what it was.    held in city jail pending the fil- since the primary campaign r n<?ib] RpDUbiicans reject “Stanley wears his anti-labor j ing of charges in the shooting of during which .Stanley aimedjtbe watergate criminality as*bias like an emblem in his la-;her husband, Kenneth, 22. Hill more of his own shots at Culver jn„„inti a s rpsnonsihle pel. Yet he found it possible to remained in satisfactory condi-than at State Sen. George Milli-j Democrats ”    !vo'e *or a bill in this last ses-    tion at Veterans hospital follow- gan of Des Moines, the man Tbis seemed t0 be somewhat ! aion of the legislature legalizing    ing the shooting at a Des Moines Stanley easily defeated in the jcontradictory to his later state-1 collective bargaining for public'street intersection. June 4 Republican election.    menl    that stan, who has vir.    employes.    Police    said    they    were    called Culver’s    address gave    the    tuajj    rejected Nixon, now    “0n 'bese    issues, David Stan- to the scene    to    check    on    a convention an early lift after it Useems (0 ^ at the forefront of I iay has traveled the gamut from domestic argument in the midgot under way 21 minutes la'e! the lynching party.”    |    ultra-liberal to hard-cord con-jdle of the street. The officers with a pledge of allegiance that] However, Culver continued to!servative since be first was    I were able to separate the two was temporarily stalled due to jj out wbat be Fajd were elected to the legislature.    and the couple agreed to stay Zachar, jr., and Co., Inc., Real- public address difficulty.    ,m other differences between “There is little reason to be- apart for the rest of the night, tors. The same firm sold the Jean Haugland of Lake Mills, bimse|f and bjs Republican foe,llieve 'hat the weathervane fe- Shortly after that, Mrs. Hill house    at    1605    Grand    avenue, the Democratic state vice-chair- and‘wbjcb be sajd proved Stan- ver wil1 imProve in 'he years    demanded that Officers Ron Bu- owned    by    Mr.    and    Mrs.    Michael man, opened the convention as j a weathervane.    ahead.”    chanan, Bruce Elrod and Wayne Little, to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert temporary chairman, with State 1    "    Culver    pointed out other dif-funders arrest her husband or Maas of Clear Lake. Possession Chairman Tom Whitney of Des Stanley Transition iferences between himself and she said she would take care of to take over, stanley ran mary against was given Thursday. The Littles Robins Church of the have moved to 1304 Twelfth Resolution Asks Restoration of Death Penalty TIPTON — Restoration of the death penalty was among the resolutions passed during the Cedar county Republican convention Friday night. The resolution proposes the death penalty for first degree murder, kidnap-murrier and rape-murder. The 125 Cedar county Republicans also passed a resolution proposing that liquor stores be privately owned, but under state control. The session was held in courtrooms at the ‘Cedar county courthouse. Brethren — 355 Second street. The Rev. Harold Justice. Sunday school IO. Worship ll and 7. Church of Christ — 1087 Eighteenth street. William Cain, Bible school IO. Worship ll and 6:30. Ascension Lutheran — 2210 Grand avenue. The Rev. Denny J. Brake. Worship 9. Sermon: “God Makes His Appeal”. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection — 2770 Eighteenth avenue. The Rev. Otto A. Zwanziger. Worship 9. St. Paul’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) — 915 Twenty-seventh street. The Rev. John D. Huber, jr. Worship 8 and 10:30. Sunday school 9:15. First United Methodist — 1277 Eighth avenue. The Rev. Glen W. Lamb and the Rev. J. M. Steffenson. Worship 8:30 and IO. Sermon: “Getting Even”. Sunday behoot 8:30. Prairie Chapel United Methodist — Route 3. The Rev. Clive Cook. Sunday school 8:45. Worship 9:45. First Presbyterian — 802 Twelfth street. The Rev. Jay A. Miller. Sunday school 8:30. Worship 9:30. Reformed Presbyterian — 965 South Fifteenth street. The Rev. John M, McMillan. Sunday school IO. Worship ll. Evening study group. Church of God (Seventh Day) — 600 Ninth avenue. W. J. Kuryluk, pastor. Song service 9:45, Sabbath school IO, worship ll, Saturday. Friday, Bible study 8. United Seventh Day Brethren — 2400 Second avenue. W. Allen Bond, pastor. Worship IO, church school ll Saturday. street. Moines, expected to take over Stanley ran rn the 1970 pri-later.    mary    against “a fine, experi- Paul Smith of Cedar Rapids enced Republican congressman. Stanley in the fields of wel-1 him. The officers reported she fare, consumer credit and agri-1 then pulled a handgun and shot culture and wound up chiding!her husband in the chest. Dependency on Special Funding Hit by Leach FORT MADISON - The de-pendency of lawmakers “on special interest funding is caus ing a weakness in the structure offodcra' taxes which is m turn Th cee Fort Atkinson responsible for fiscal chaos. i    , Businesses Entered That was the message for Lee county Republicans from James Leach of Bettendorf, the party’s nominee for First district congressman, Friday night. Leach, who also keynoted the Des Moines county Republican convention at Burlington, said “we need more backbone in congress — individuals who can recognize that government can’t do everything for everybody and who have enough courage to stand up for what is right rather than for what is powerful. “It is no accident the middle class bears a heavier tax burden than the rich: that small companies lack the tax advan-l tagcs of the big oil‘companies! and that our dollar has been cheapened.” He called for federal legislation to help eliminate influence of special interest groups. FORT ATKINSON - Three Fort Atkinson businesses were broken into overnight Friday. Thieves entered Schmitt Implement, stole $30 in cash and drove away with the company’s pickup truck, which was loaded with machinery parts. In a Budtke Pharmacy breakin, thieves netted $5 in change. The Flemish tavern was entered and $40 in cash and ten 12-packs of beer taken. picnics 8 lb and up MOO; skinned ham* 14-17 lb 44.50, 17-20 lb. 44 00 4 4 50. 20-26 lb. 43.00-43 SO. 26 lb. up 34 50; bellies 12-14 lb. 28.00-29 a), 14 16 lb. 26 50, .....** 26.00, 18-20 lb. 21.50-22 50 16-18 lb. POSTVILLE BEEF POSTVILLE—The Postville beet market Friday quoted prices ot prime steers $34.00 $35 50; choice steers. $34 00 $35 00, good steers, $31 OO $32 Opt standard steers, SJO 08*30 50/ choice heifers, $34 OO $35 OO, good heifers. $30 50-131.00; utility cows, $22 OO $2/ OOi canner* and commercial cows. $22 OO $27.00, bulls $34.00 $36 OO. OMAHA LIVESTOCK OMAHA (AP) (USDA) — Hogs 3,500, barrows and gilts actlva on small ie cflpts unevenly I 00-2.50 higher, largely I 50-2 00; 1-3 700-240 lbs 26 50 27 00; 240 760 lbs 25 00 27.00; 2 3 260270 lbs uneven ly 23.0025.00; 2 4 270340 lbs 20 00 21 00; sows 50 cents to I OO higher, some I 50 higher; 300 600 lbs IO OO TO OO. Caille: not enough receipts to lest the market. FROZEN PORK BILLIES Friday's quotation! from Lamson Clote Bros Prev July ....... HJJ 29 4} 79 05 August ... *55 I ebruarv . 17 00 18 OO March ........... 36 75 37 05 Local Podiatrists Elected to State Unit Two local podiatrists have been elected to offices in t h e Iowa Podiatry Society. Dr. Melvin C. Gage, 2222 Johnson avenue NW, was elected second vice-president at a recent seminar-meeting in Des Moines. Dr. Robert M. Caldwell, 214 Thirteenth street SE, was elected treasurer of the society. A Davenport man, Dr. William ll. Garrett, was elected president. +txrtp oiat SPECIAL- OF-THE-WEEK! 11,500 BTU AIR CONDITIONER • no VOLT • QUICK MOUNT Last winter everything went great... Thank you. Last fall it looked as though it might be a long cold winter. Fuel supplies were already tight when the Arab oil-producing countries banned exports to the U.S. Many power companies were far down the road on Costly modifications to meet environmental standards — a position that made many of them heavily dependent on oil and natural gas. In response to the shortage, Americans by the millions turned down thermostats, turned off appliances, slowed down their cars and cut down on driving. A situation that might have resulted rn real hardship in some areas was avoided because the task of energy conservation was shared by millions of people... people like you. In the lowa-lllinois service area, energy consumption in December declined 5°o instead of following a customary 5% increase. Americans proved once again they can meet a challenge. We want to thank you for your efforts to conserve energy this past winter and we urge you to continue to follow energy conservation practices during the forthcoming summer months. Protecting Your Service To try to assure everyone in our service area a continuing supply of natural gas, we need to anticipate needs many years in advance. And to attract the money to build needed facilities, lowa,-lllinois has to give investors a reasonable return on their investments. To do this, the price for natural gas must keep pace with the cost of providing this service. The cost of natural gas this past year has been the biggest factor in higher prices. For instance, our cost for natural gas went up about 19°o. That s why, even though you may be using less energy, what you do use is not likely to cost less. We Cein t take the low cost of natural gas for granted anymore. But we ll continue to do our best to provide you with reliable service now and iii the future at a reasonable cost. Along with most other companies in our business, one of the steps we must take is to seek rates which will cover rising costs. We hope you will understand our position. At lowa-lllinois, we believe there are still many opportunities for further conservation efforts. There are many inadequately insulated homes. Homes lacking good storm windows or good weatherstripping and caulking. We have suggested many energy-saving tips such as the use of insulation and appropriate thermostat set-v tings. We are mailing out more technical literature to managers of buildings in our service area, citing detailed efficient energy management techniques for them. During the rest of the year, we ll keep you informed about other ways to conserve energy. lf you would like more information, we invite you to stop in at our Customers' Ideas and Information Center and pick up booklets and pamphlets that are filled with many useful suggestions. Here are just a few of the interesting subjects covered: “A Consumer's Guide to Efficient Energy Use in the Home ", how to insulate homes, economical menu planning, gas safety suggestions, and many more. There is no charge for any of this material. Thank you again for your nation's natural resources. efforts to conserve our lowa-lllinois Gas and Electric Company Customers' Ideas and Information Center 327 Third Street S. E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 364-5101 Your Help Is Still Needed To Assure Future Energy Supplies This past winter, even though it was a mild one. has shown us that we can get along with less energy without experiencing real hardship. ;