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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., July I, Oak Pork Government Complex Fights Decay f A I> A. 1> L' 111 111 Whopping Turtle A big snapping turtle was held by Tom Terris after it was found on the bank of the Milwaukee river near Terris' restaurant in Milwaukee. The turtle measured 4 feet from head to tail. OAK I'AHK, 111 (AP) This suburb across the street from OiicaKo's western is building a 5-iiiilli.ni nient complex in the lieurl of a ilyiiiK neighborhood in hopes (if stopping I he traditional pal- i i.-MI uj urban decay. In an to impose I stability and rejuvenate a limp I economy, Oak Park is moving all village depiirlmerits to the of town where a law pail of ils 1.2IIO blacks live Total population is The move is among several the village hoard has taken in recent years to try to stop I H hites from fleeini; neiKli- liorhoods wliere blacks move in. "What we're saying to residents in a very tangible way is, 'We are not writing off east Oak Park. We're coinini; liere to said Village j Manager Lee Kills. Nearly Uccadr Oak Park, birthplace of Kr- nest HemiiiKway and studio for Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie architecture, has been trying for nearly a decade to regain the luster and prestige it en- joyed during the first half of the century Its tree-lined streets and large homes still present a preity pjftore bo' "M- "f decline is widespread among residents. The spilioser from racially-changing neigh- borhoods in Chicago has made some blocks of Oak Park's southeast end nearly half k Commercial activity with- ered; big businesses that operated for years mined out; transient storefront shops moved in and shut down within months and economic stagna- tion began to spread to oilier parts of town "Ahoul 'wo years ago we formed the economic develop- ment committee to come up with ideas for what an aging community like ours could do In our economic base." Kllis said. Klve Buildings "Our village departments and services are operating out of five different buildings that are dirty, ugly and drafty. It sometimes takes me two days to communicate with a depart- ment head." The committee joined its two primary recommendations into one: rejuvenate the blighted district by building a village hall complex in the area "it may he less centrally located but economic impact was the first said Kills Tlie building is a sijuare- tiluck complex which 'Mil include a park area. Disasfer Hay Goes to Pot WHEKLKK, Texas (AP) hack in the drought days of 1903 Texas got some hay from Kansas and .Nebraska to feed its Panhandle cattle. Twenty- one years later, thai hay has gone to pot. Wheeler county Sheriff (1. V Dorman, along with deputies and Texas Hangers, spent Wednesday and Thursday des- troying five acres, or 4.IIOII pounds of marijuana on a ranch and the people there didn't even know what it was." Back in '53 we had disaster hay come in from Kansas and Nebraska and they stacked it around a feedlol the sheriff said. "It was growing where that hay hai stacKed. How did he know it was there'.' 'The old sheriff al Seymour (Baylor county) called and said some hippies had been going out and gelling it." Cedar Rapids Emergency Numbers Ambulance.........366-7654 Fire...............398-5343 Highway Patrol 364-5171 Aftei Hours......363-5629 Polics.............398-5353 Sheriff.............398-3521 Summer Scene A quiet, peaceful way to spend a summer after- noon is mirrored in the water at Denver as a youngster sailed his boat on a lake in Washington park. Third Avenue at First Street SE in Downtown Cedar Rapids OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT 'TIL 9 OPEN SATURDAY 9 a.m. 'til 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday for the Best and Bedroom Buys of the Week! Bedroom Pieces in SOLID OAK and Selected Hardwoods WHEN IS A BEDROOM A LIVING ROOM? When it's custom furnished with Open Stock! Create marvelous rooms for Son, Daughter, Retired Parent Great for your study, den and family room, too! Open Stock is as individual as its owner. 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