Sunday, July 14, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2A The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun., July 14, 1974 American Dream Topic for 2nd Course by Newspaper No Tax Vacafion Travelers around the country will find that taxes take no vacation, notes the Commerce Clearing House, Chicago. In several states they will be paying more in terms of sales, gasoline and cigaret taxes than they did last year. The figures on the map show state gasoline, sales and cigaret tax rates as of July I. The rates for gasoline, sales and per package of cigarets, are shown left to right. Local tax rates are not included. 0 indicates the tax is not levied. For instance, Arizona s sales tax has increased from 3 to 4 percent and the state's fuel tax rates will go from 7 to 8 cents a gallon on Sept. I. All three tax rates have gone up or are going up in Arizona. On July I sales tax rates went from 3 to 4 percent and cigaret taxes went from 10 to 13 cents a package. On Sept. I the fuel tax will go from 7 to 8 cents a gallon. Although the Iowa sales tax rate is listed as 3 percent, it should be noted that as of July I there is no sales tax on food and prescription drugs. Camp Good Health Salvation Army To Open Previously reported. $ 7.351.52 Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 304 ..... 100.00 Children’s Home Girls auxiliary .......... 75.00 Women of the Moose Chapter No. 515 ...    25.00 In memory of William E. Schamherger from Mr. and Mrs. Oliver J. Swab, Laguna Hills. Calif......... 15.00 In memory of a good friend, Bill Scham-berger, from Loretta Yeates and Gladys Wathan ........... 15.00 In memory of Charles L. Apgar. sr., from friends ............ 12.00 In memory of Blanche Hunter from a friend    10.00 In memory of William E. Schamherger from Mary Sue I) a rn g e, Neenah, Wis............10.00 In memory of John E. Weart, Vinton, from Dorothy Weart    ..    .    10.00 In memory of Dean E. Ropecky from J e r r y, Doug and Mother............ 6.00 In memory of my husband, Thomas Holme, on his birthday. July 12 ...... 5.00 In memory of Nelis Weland from Mary Jandl  ........ 5.00 In memory of Nelis E. Weland, Fairfax, from Elizabeth Pri- ban ............... 5.00 In memory of Nelis E. Weland, Fairfax, from Donna Slick . .    5.00 In memory of Nelis E. Weland, Fairfax, from Al Stieger ...    5.00 In memory of Harry E. Hepker ........ 3.50 In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Galen Ritchie from Betty O’Reilly 3,00 In memory of my sister, Dorothy F. Serovy, from ( arl and Marie Sedlarek 3.00 Total ..............S 7,664.02 1974 Budget .......$21,500.00 Yet to be raised $13,835.98 Heartworm in Cats Not Common in Iowa Fortunately, owners of cats) in Iowa needn't be too con cerned with heartworm killing their pets. Dog owners should be concerned. Last Sunday’s Gazette car-; Tied an article on heartworm, which quoted Dr. Charles W Troup, Center Point veterin-1 arian, who has done extensive, research on heartworm both here and in other states. Dr. Troup said, “Heartworm has become a major problem in Iowa and the nation, lf owners haven’t had their dogs and cats checked for heartworm, they should do so immediately.” Owners of dogs in this part of the nation should have their pets checked for the fatal disease as it is common here and increasing each summer. Own-J ers of cats in Iowa are comparatively safe as reported cases of heartworm in felines have been in other states, Dr. 1 Troup said. What’s Booze? Booze has come to us from, the Middle English and Dutch, “buvzpn” meaning “to guzzle liquor” or “to drink heavily.” Chief LaPeters Will Speak at Institute Downtown Unit This Week Wallace N. LaPeters, chief of the Cedar Rapids police depart- A downtown facility to increase the availability of services of both divisions of the Salvation Army will be opened this week at 406 Third avenue SE. The new “intake office” will serve both the Salvation Army Corps center, 1123 Third street SE, and the Army’s Men’s Social Service center. 2920 First 'avenue NE. The Men’s Social Service center is entirely self-supporting through its pick-up of newspapers, magazines and discarded usable articles. The Corps center, including its wel-ifare and youth programs, is a member of the United Way. “For the Corps center, the new office will be to facilitate aid to transients,” Major Eugene Adney said. “All other services will continue at the Corps 'center on Third street. The ‘intake office,’ however, will expedite making arrangements for ; the feeding and housing of transients temporarily stranded in Cedar Rapids.” Capt. Edward Jarvis, who is in charge of the Men’s Social I Service center, said the central Nevada Range Temperatures in Nevada range from 120 degrees F. on the fringes of Death Valley to 40 below zero in the northern part of the state, National Geographic says. location will offer better exposure and make it easier for men to find out about the center’s rehabilitation program. “They can drop in easily, have a cup of coffee and talk about our program,” Capt. Jarvis said. “The First avenue location just doesn’t offer the advantage of exposure of the program to many men who might be interested.” The Men’s Social Service center offers work opportunities and counseling for "men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems.” Don Peterson of the Men’s Social Service center staff will man the new “intake office” which was made possible through the cooperation of the H. R. Block Co. ment, will participate Friday in Drake university’s 19th annual Institute of State and Local Government. The institute will feature dis-1 cussions of contemporary prob-! lems and issues by officials of city, county and state govern-j ment along with Iowa educators: land representatives of major! public interest groups. Readers of The Gazette will soon have the opportunity to read the work of six top American scholars— authors and, if they are so inclined, to receive college degree credit for doing so. The opportunity will come this fall with the publication in The Gazette of a series of 18 articles under the title, “In Search of the Anjerican Dream”. The articles are part of the national program called Courses by Newspaper. This is a program originated by the University of California at San Diego, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional assistance of the Exxon Educational foundation, and distributed by Copley News service. This will be the second segment of Courses by Newspaper carried by The Gazette. The first segment, “America and the Future of Man”, was carried last fall and winter.    _ The articles are published f with at least three audiences in mind: 1. Readers who would enjoy such writing for educational and/or recreational purposes, just as they would read other newspaper stories. 2. Readers interested in serious education on their own time. 3. Readers interested in degree credit, who would receive assistance through additional education kits and counsel of educators at the University of Iowa. U. of I. is cooperating with Courses by Newspaper, will conduct class sessions for those enrolled for degree credit and will administer a test afte” the 18th article is published to those seeking credit. More than HK) newspapers are involved in the program. The first article in the series will be “Columbus Discovers Utopia”, by Robert C. Elliott, j University of California, San j Diego, professor of literature and author of “The Shape of I Utopia”, “The Power of Satire” I and other books. The next three articles under the general title of “The New World as Utopia” will be by Winthrop Jordan. University of California, Berkeley, professor of history, and author of “White Over Black”. The next four, “Visions of Virtue, Battle in Babylon: Aspiration and Actuality in the Age of the American Revolution”, will be by Michael Kammen, American history professor at Cornell I university, and author of “People of Paradox, Empire and Interest” and other books. I William Goctzman, Stiles professor of American studies, University of Texas, will write four articles under the title of “Progress and Perplexity: Institutional Adventuring in Nineteenth Century America". He is tin' author of “Exploration and Empire” and “When the Eagle Screamed”. Four articles, entitled “Testing of the Images”, will be written by Jay Martin, professor of English and comparative literature at University of California, Irvine. He is author of “Har-Ivests of Change: American Literature 1865-1914” and other books. The last two articles will be I by Robert Penn Warren, author of “All the King’s Men” and many others and professor of English at Yale. His general topic will be “Reflections the ; Record”. ■ Additional information on the program will be published later. Deadline Nears For Tax Refunds The Iowa department of revenue will send property tax refund checks to eligible elderly! people who apply for the money" before July 31. Those over 65 and with in- - conies less than $6,000 may qualify for the financial assistance. Renters will be sent checks for cash, while property owners will be sent a check to be a p p I i e d specifically towards next year’s taxes, said Meta Schwiebert, head of the Linn county Council on Aging. Applications for the refunds and assistance in completing' them may be obtained at the Council on Aging office, 1543 First avenue SE, between 8:30 a.rn. and 5 p.m. The office phone is 366-3311. Schwiebert added that income for the year 1972 must be under $6,000 for those eligible. She said that only those living in Iowa in 1973 and currently residing here qualify. Drive Safely TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi EASIER DONE THAN SAID INTRODUCTORY LECTURES: MONDAY, JULY 15 NOON: YWCA Main Lounge 7:30 p.m.: Tucker Realty Bldg., 613 2nd Ave. SE PREPARATORY LECTURE: THURS., JULY 18 7:30 p.m.: Room 1507, Mercy Hospital I.M.S. 366-4554 A Energy Vs. Snow Astronomers estimate that all the energy received by all the radio telescopes ever built! equals only the impact of a few snowflakes on the ground. Yet 1 these metallic eyes stand in the forefront of astronomy—discov- i •erers of quasars, pulsars, and interstellar molecues, National Geographic says. 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