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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed.. July 9, 1974 Governor Ray: N"'<.'-."VT- * About Time if DES MOINES (UPI) - Iowa officials expressed satisfaction Tuesday in the wake of a federal court ruling earlier in the day ordering the Nixon administration to release $36 million in impounded federal highway funds. U. S. District Court Judge William Stuart said in his ruling that the U. S. department of transportation lacked the power to withhold the highway funds and that the court had the power .to order release of the monies. “About Time” Gov. Robert D. Ray, saying “it was about time” the decision was made, said he did not believe an appeal would be made regarding the decision, which was similar to ones made in Missouri and South Carolina. Ray said if they (the government) want a court decision. “they got one and I hope it will be sufficient.” The governor said he was “terrible” upset at the time of the Missouri ruling releasing the funds that each state would have to go to court to seek release of the impounded funds. Missouri Ruling However, Stuart referred to the Missouri ruling for much of the basis of his ruling in the case which was brought by the Iowa Highway Commission against U. S. Transportation Secretary Claude Brinegar and Roy Ash, head of the U. S. Office and Management. Iowa Highway Director Joseph Coupal said he was “very gratified” with the results of the ruling. He said he would assume the government would release all of the $36 million and would not be able to impound the estimated $79 million in funds for fiscal 1975. “The other states received their funds after the ruling on the U. S. district court level,” Coupal said. “We still don’t have enough, however, because the $36 milion represents about one-third of a year’s construction.” Accelerate Plans However, Coupal said the ruling would allow the commission to accelerate its plans and would necessitate a review of pending work before decisions are made on where to apply the funds. It was not known when the state would receive the funds, son. Cedar Rapids; I anda Cal-but Missouri officials reported kins Simmons, Marengo, and receiving the impounded monies I j ames p ernovv Marion, have about one year after the ruling;, , . . , .. . by the Eighth Circuit Court ofi been nam «* ,0 the dean s l,st a! Appeals. I Grinnell college. Iowa's New System: A One-Stop Service Tama County Balloting - AP Wirephoto Tama County Auditor Alvin Ohrt, standing, looks over the returns early Tuesday at the Mesquakie Indian settlement polling place during the special election in four Tama county precincts. Shown with Ohrt are, from left, Peggy Wanatee, Dorothy Bear and Karen Morris. See election story on Page I. Honored GRINNELL — Man 1 Nathan- $50,000 Loss in Farm Fire MANCHESTER - Fire destroyed about $50,000 worth of buildings and livestock on a farm owned bv Keith A. Health Facilities Projects Approved DES MOINES (1DPA) - The state health facilities construction review committee has approved 13 hospital and nursing home building projects, and has rejected two. Approval means the projects are eligible for federal reimbursement under the Social Security act on the portion of the daily patient cost attributable to capital investment. The committee, in action taken last week, turned down proposed additions to miring homes at Kanawha and Mt. Pleasant. Cost Estimate Frank Fair, director of comprehensive health planning for the state office of planning and programming, said the projects were rejected because construction already has been approved for more nursing home beds in i State Ends Cabin Leases Along River DES MOINES (AP) - The Iowa conservation commission has voted unanimously to i end leases on cabins along the Mississippi river in northeast ! Iowa. No renewals or re-assignments of leases will be made upon expiration, commission officials said Tuesday. The cabins, located on state-owned property adjacent to the river in Clayton and Allamakee counties, had long been a source of controversy. Encroachment began shortly after the state bought the land in the late 1930s, the commission said, and by 1960, privately-owned cabins and trailers existed illegally along the stretch. It said in recent years, owners have been assessed $100 per year per lease payments. the two areas. IOO at Kanawha and 150 beds at Mt. Pleasant. The construction review committee wants to see what impact these new beds will have on conditions before approving any more construction in the two areas, Fair said. The Kanawha Community Home had proposed a 20-bed addition to its existing 44-bed home, with the estimated cost of the addition pegged at $176,000. Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mt. Pleasant had sought approval to spend $355,000 on a 50 bed addition to its existing 50 bed home. Projects approved included. Fifty-bed. addition to the Good Samaritan nursing center at Waukon to replace 16 beds for a total of HO beds; estimated cost, $485,000. A one-story, addition to house laboratory, physical therapy and patient examination rooms at the Hancock County Memorial hospital at Britt; estimated cost, $114,224. Fifty-bed addition to Crest-ridge, Inc., at Maquoketa to existing 50-bed home; estimated cost, $450,000. Twenty-four bed addition to Anamosa care center at Anamosa, which presently has 50 beds; estimated cost, $166,000. Replacing 68-bed Delaware County Memorial hospital at Manchester with 58-bed facility; estimated cost, $2,375,000. Approval granted on condition hospital can obtain necessary Hill-Burton funds. Twenty-one bed addition to English Valley Nursing care Center at North English which has 45 beds at present; estimated cost, $148,600. Comprehensive alcoholism treatment program at Broad- lawns Polk County hospital at Des Moines; estimated cost, $220,000. A new 62-bed Polk City Manor care center at Polk City; estimated cost, $560,000. A 41-bed. addition, to. the Friendship home at Audubon which presently has 41 beds; estimated cost, $420,000. A 32-bed addition to existing 117-bed West Heights manor at Clarinda; estimated cost, $207,700. A 37,400-square-foot medical office building to Mercy hospital at Council Bluffs; estimated cost, $1,457,000. A 42-bed addition to existing 52-bod Glen Haven home at Glenwood; estimated cost, $305,000. A new 62-bed nursing home at New Sharon, the New Sharon Manor care center; estimated cost, $560,000. Observance Set By Martelle Club MARTELLE — The newly-organized Martelle Community club will sponsor a July 4 celebration as its first project. The day will start with a parade at ll am, with prizes awarded in the following categories; costume, animal, bicycle and patriotic. At I p m., there will be baseball games and other contests At 2 p.m., kids games including the dunking machine, will begin. A potluck dinner will start, at 6:30. The days events will conclude with a dance at 8. Thanks for your patience and cooperation The storm that hit our area the evening of June 20 ripped much of the Iowa Electric system to ribbons. We owe a debt of thanks to our customers in this area who did without electric service with patience and understanding. The crews from all over the state who worked on restoration of your service, as well as all of us at Iowa Electric, appreciate the manner in which you, our customers, accepted the consequences of this severe storm. Again, thanks for your patience and cooperation. Colesburg Picnic Held COLESBURG — The Colesburg Alumni picnic will be held Sunday in the Colesburg school Officers of the 1974 picnic are Louis Hartbeck, president; Mrs. Robert Collins, vice-president; Mrs. Virgil Brockmeyer, secre-tary-treasurer. Guest speaker will be Col John R. Barclay, of Ft. Leaven worth, Kansas, a member of the class of 1934. Instant energy Iowa electric light and power company Jones, route three Manchester, Tuesday afternoon. The alarm was turned in at 1:35 p.m. to the Manchester fire department, after the blaze was discovered by Jones’ son, Steven; his cousin. Steven Wendt, and a friend, Rodney Johnson, while they were in a large barn on the farm. Fire departments from Manchester, Greeley and Dundee battled the blaze for three hours before bringing it under control. Firemen were able to save the unoccupied house on the farm and two hog houses. The 40-by 56-foot barn, with a 30-by 16-foot wing, a 24-by 40-foot barn, a pumphouse, tool shed and a 20-by 30-foot hog house were destroyed. About 1,000 bales of straw and another thousand bales of hay were lost in the large barn. which was built in 1879 and remodeled in 1967. Firemen rescued about 40 sows and 200 baby pigs from the hog house, but could not save another 200 baby pigs. Jones believes the fire may have been caused by lightning which struck in the area Monday night. The bam where the fire started was remodeled in 1967, but the northwest corner, where the boys discovered the fire, was not resided in the project. Lightning may have come down the lightning rod and sat there smouldering all night, Jones said, breaking into a blaze as the boys entered the building. The Jones family lives at a nearby farm. Part of the loss will be covered bv insurance. By Harrison Weber DES MOINES GDP A) -Iowa is about to become the first state in the country to have a fully-integrated social services system. “When a person walks through the door of one of our 120 local offices, he will have all of the resources of the department available to him,” said William Smith, deputy commissioner in the state department of social services. “You might call it a one-stop service.” By placing more control at the grass roots level the department hopes to put an end to people getting a “run-around”, Smith said Under the new reorganization plan, which started July I, the social service depart-| mcnt will have an office in each of the 99 counties plus 21 satellite offices. Supervisory Units The state will be divided into 16 supervisory units which generally follow the regional districts recommended by the state office of planning and programming. There will be ne administrator in each of the 16 districts who will be located in the following communities: Decorah, Mason City, Spencer, Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Waterloo. Dubuque. Davenport, Cedar Rapids. Des Moines, Carroll, Council Bluffs. Creston. Ottumwa and Burlington. “This administrator,” Smith said will “act as a go-between advocate for the local office to the central or state office in Des Moines. The administrator will disseminate information on state and federal guidelines to the personnel within his or her district. Someone Available “People in the local offices will be able to respond to most inquiries; if they can’t answer the questions, then someone with the necessary expertise will be available in each of Harrison Weber 16 districts,” Smith explained. The change-over, he emphasized, will not take place overnight. “We expect to have all the district administrators organized and in place by June 30 of 1975, but it will take three to five years for full implementation of the full-service concept,” Smith said. The deputy commissioner also emphasized that under this organization plan there will be no net increase in personnel. “The administrators,” Smith said “will be a one-person operation who will have full responsibility for delivery of services in that area exclusive of the institutions.” Direct Services Each administrator will base social service programs on local needs. “We want administrative positions at a minimum. We want to have more people provide direct services to people,” Smith said. The reorganization will also place more stress on interagency cooperation, such as the state social services department and the alcoholism commission. Under the reorganization plan, the state department of social services is being split into five divisions — adminis-t r a t i o n , management and planning, mental health resources, correctional institutions, and community services. T*e 16 district administrators will concentrale on providing community services in eluding families and adults. youth services, mental retardation, Iowa Soldiers’ home, income maintenance, community corrections and medical services. Beat the grind of budget meals with Bohemian’s FREE Cook Book It’s only one of the ten Better tomes and Gardens books we’re offering free to our savers. Choose one when you open or add to a savings account at Bohemian with at least $500. Take two for depositing $1000 or more in a certified account JI All you do is walk in, make your deposit, and we'll give you a free copy of the imaginative and penny-wise Ground Meat Cook Book, or your choice from any of the nine other titles In our special collection ■ So stop by cither of our two Cedar Rapids locations, save a few dollars, and we'll give you something to help you save even more. Theres no waiting, and no extra charges. They're free with your deposit at Bohemian. Bohemian Savings Dountoun: 320 Third St. S.L. Brandi: 3910 Center Point Hd. NL (Early withdrawal from a certificate account requires a substantial interest penalty) Offer expires July 31, 1974. Only one participation for each depositor or account.
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