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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues.. July Hi. 1974 C.R. School Budget Up 1.6 Mill Rote Decline Seen Magistrate's Court Action !Two Men Plead in By Judy Daubcnmier A 2 R 7 7 a prelimi- nary school district budget for 1974-75 was presented to Cedar Rapids Community school board members at an informal work session Monday night. "ll'le fOltij iuiid ijii.i- get is up about 9 percent over the 1973-74 budget, but the millage rate is expected to decline about 1.6 mills. About of lilt: gen- eral fund will be raised by an estimated 48 187 mill levy on local property, according to Otto Wiedersberg. school board .secretary. He estimated property valuations in the dis- trict to be S277.OllO.OOU. up about million over last year. Further Decrease Any additional increase in valuation over that estimate will result in a further de- crease in the millage level. Wiedersberg said. About 42 percent of the bud get, or ?11.846.03U consists of state foundation aid to the dis- trict. Stale aid in 1973-74 was S10.573.960. i s c e llaneous stale aid will add Another major source of in- come for the budget is federal aid. which next year will a in o u 111 to an estimated up about 5317.000. The budget projects a max- imum average per pupil cost of SI.063 for an estimated 23.289 pupils. PuMii- The school board Monday nigh! is expected to set a public hearing on the mil- lion budget for Aug. 12. On the expenditure side, ad- ministrative functions will ac- count for some S729.U64: in- struction for SI7.41I.941. a 7 percent increase over last year's amount: other educa- tional costs will require fixed charges. S2.8J3.400: operation of plant, maintenance of plant. a 29 percent increase over last year's ex- penditures: student activities. S390.654. up 21 percent, and federal programs. S9C7.997. up 44 percent. Keplaee Equipment Supt. Craig Currie noted that the federal programs are considered miscellaneous in- come. "If the federal funds don't come in at that level, Four C. R. Accidents, Three Persons in Hospitall A driver who apparently felllderson, 4, of 236 Twenty-eighth' asleep behind the wheel, a po-1 street drive SE, was reported in destrian and a bicycle rider (good condition at. Mercy hospi-j remained hospitalized Tuesday tal Tuesday with head and back Monday injuries at p.m. with injuries suffered in separate traffic accidents. The most seriously injured: Monday when she was struck by was Charles E. Paquet, 46, 2811 Henry court NW, who was! The driver of the car. Jack L. listed in 'fair condition at St.JDouda, 25, of 6809 Arbor lane Luke's hospital suffering from JNE, told police he was unable to head injuries. jsee the bicycle because his vi- Paquet was injured shortly I sion. was Minded by the sun. before noon Monday when hisj The accident occurred in front car struck two properly the child's residence when cars in the 400 block of F ave- she suddenly emerged from the nue NW. j driveway, police said. Police charged Paquet with] No charges were filed, failure to have control of his car. The pedestrian, John L. I Lowder, 66, of 829 C avenue NW. suffered multiple abrasions and contusions at p.m. Monday when he was struck by a car at the intersection of C avenue and Ninth street NW. Lowder was listed Tuesday in good condition at St. Luke's hos- pital. person. Judy 1 A fourth person. Judy Ste- 'vens. 31. of -116 Thirty-second street NE. suffered head lacera- tions at p.m. Monday in a two-car collision in the 100 block of Nineteenth street SE. She was treated at St. Luke's hospital and released. Mrs. Stevens was a passenger in a car driven by Charles E. Zieke. 51. of 1723 Sixth avenue SE. The driver of the car, Michael The driver of the other car, L. Ramsey, 18, of 3113 Clover Albert E. Powell. 23, of 368 Sev- drive SW, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian. Police said Ramsey was mak- ing a left turn when he struck! Lowder in the crosswalk. e n h avenue, Marion, was charged with failure lo stop be- fore entering a street from a private driveway. Thrifty want ads work i wonders for you. Place a low The bicycle rider, Jill D. An-j cost want ad. Dial 398-8234. reduce our budget corre- spondingly, he said. The budget also indud-.1? for replacement of equipment. Currie said the district has had no plan for replacing equipment as i; wears out. S3S8.0D9 be used :e> purchase typewriters, adding machines, audio-visual ma- chines, and other capital equipment yearly to prevent all the machines from having to be replaced at once. The district also is attempt- ing to increase its contingency fund ti> with this year's budget. Last year's budget had a contingency of S100.000 and Wiedersberg said a larger contingency will be needed as the budget in- creases in ti4 Percent Higher The budget also includes more for supplies and textbooks for the year. The increase of 20 percent is need- ed to rover the high bids for paper and other supplies being received by the district. Currie said paper bids are about 64 percent higher than a year ago. In staff matters, the budget includes 14 fewer elementary teachers this year than last, and six fewer teachers at the junior and senior high level. In presenting the budget, Wiedersberg said the 1973-74 budget had an unspent bal- ance of Of that amount. S103.000 was receipts from ihe food service depart- ment which Wiedersberg rec- ommended be restricted for use in that area. Another was summer school carry-over funds, re- sulting in a gross unspent bal- ance of or 3.668 of that year's budget. Salary Hikes Currie said any unspent bal- ance in the 1974-75 budget will have to be saved in order to provide a salary increase for teachers during the 1975-76 year. About million will be needed to give the staff a 10 percent raise. Currie said. Yet the 1975-76 budget is expected to increase only about million over the 1974-75 level, he said. In addition lo the general fund, the budget also includes a s c h o o 1 h o u s e fund of Of that amount, will be raised by a local property tax of 10.238 mills. The remainder consists of cash reserves. About will be raised by a 6.738 levy to pay for bonds and interest. The 2.5 mill levy for schoolhouses will raise and the one mill levy for school sites will raise 5300.000. ___________________________I i dismissed .Monday in magis- trate's court because he suc- Drunk Driving Cases iccssfully completed a one-year Two men appeared in magis- probationary period, trait's court and pli-d guilty to wa-" thargod with haur.g charges of drunk driving. marijuana in his possc.-sion James Schiller, no address. 1973. pled sanity ami uas a month suspended jail sentence. Sentence Suspended "'M i'c Toddville BicVcle Tnef' Case' pled guilty and sentencing was Stephen lliggms, no address. deterred He was arrested June in magistrate's court 8 of ceny of less than was Court Finds Woman S1IS1R11UU1 Innocent of Assault sentetuv Cynthia Corbott, 407 1! avenue Ho Wllh ;1 Monday bil.vde Mo ,0 Jcm. in niiigistratt1 s court on ii chargo assault and batten June -L She was charged with assault- ins; llelort's La Craiiije on May !9'. Man Pleads Guilty Of Assault, Battery GOP Names 2 To Seek House, Senate Seats Phillip Hughes, no address.; CASCADE Republicans in pled guiltv Monday in magis- Delaware county area select- (rate's court lo a c'harge of 'as- Blsmil's. Uubuque. to sault and batterv and was given. bc candidate for a 15-clav suspended jail soil. .senator for district 11. and Marvin Ilelmick, rural .Man- He was charged with assault- chcstcr- as ihc candidate for ing Cary Thompson on .Sunday. ;stale jepresentat.ve from dis- f CbiSn Drug Count Dropped iconvention in Cascade. Tom A charge of possession of Republican candidate for controlled substance against! Second district congressman. John Sullivan, no address, was-was keynote speaker. IRulesDOT May Decide Truck Length DKS :M01XKS (APi A slate assistant attorney Kenem! has ruled that "it must be pre- lowa's new Depart meat of Transportation tu set truck lengths. Asst. Atty. (ion. I.airy lilum- boi'g made the ruling in re- sponse to a request by Hep. tiarold LSI-tier ;K-i', Fischer questioned the consti- tutionality of Hie new law, which allows the DOT to adopt rules limiting; lengths of trucks as long as no trucks are allowed on the state's highways which are longer than 85 feet. Fischer said the law was un- constitutional in two ways. lie said the DOT rules are not sub- ject to review by the legislative rules committee. Fischer also claimed the Iowa legislature il- legally delegated power to the DOT by allowing rules to super- ede laws. The opinion said there is some doubt about the constitutionality of the law. but that a mere doubt is not enough to declare a law unconstitutional. Joint County Budget Hearing Set Aug. 12 Change Taken OELAVE1N Two rolls of quarters, worth each, were reported stolen Monday from a money bag at the East Texaco station here. The Joint County school board .Monday night s-t Aug. 12 at iiliti p.m. as liie lune public hearing on a 38 million budget for 1974-75 The prciw.in.-iry budget represents about a increase OUT 1973-74 spending. T Dial tax askings are Sj.tHl4.47S. to be raised by a This year's levy is at the same level as 1973-74 because of !he state's changeover to the fis- cal year system. Fund Sources (Cher major sources of funds include an estimated in federal aid. in slate aid. in tuition receipts from local districts: Slal.OUO from sale of supplies and ser- vices, and from a con- tract with Jones county for media services tr local school districts. In other business, the board gave first reading 10 a change in sick leave policy for clas- sified staff, allowing new em- ployes two days of sick leave after six months of employ- ment. Handicapped Students The board approved special education contracts with local school districts, and renewed an agreement with Skills, Inc., for a work activity center in lien- ton county 'i'iic bu.od iil.-u lie aril a scmation from Systems Unlimit- ed, a Johnson county group, HII1CII asM-'li .luilli Couli'i) take over administrative re- sponsibility fur a program for profoundly handicapped stu- dents in Johnson-county. They suggested a program for such students, similar to stu- dents at the Asbury Day Care center in Cedar Rapids, could be housed in 'Joint County's Coralville building. The li'iaril will discuss the proposal again at its August meeting. School Sale The board agreed to go ahead with the sale of Prairie Flower school in Washington county which was closed this year. Ar- rangements will he made to have the building appraised and then advertised. The board was also told thai negotiations for the renewal of the lease (or the Developmental Center at Oouroy for Iowa county special education stu- dents are still going on. 20 YEARS AGO Secretary of State Dulles revealed that the French premier had assured him he would not agree to a sur- render peace in order to end the Indo-China war. PUBLIC AUCTION STATE OF IOWA USED VEHICLES Slate Vehicle Dispatcher's Garage Des Moines, Iowa Saturday, July Time: A.M. VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD AS IS, WITH NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES, TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, WITHOUT RESERVATION. AUCTION CONDUCTED AT State Vehicle Dispatcher's Garage 301 E. 7th Street Des Moines, Iowa Vehicles may be inspected at the State parking lot Fast 7lh and ('niirt on Friday. .July 19. from a.m. tn p.m. anil from until a.m.. July 211. Auction -vill Ijcfiin jtrumptly al a.m. in Stale Vehicle Dispatcher's Garage, corner of East 7th and Walnut Streets. PLEASE NOTE TERMS OF AUCTION SALE 1. NO PERSONAL OR COMPANY CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE S200.00 DEPOSIT OR FINAL SETTLEMENT. 2. BUYER MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR OVER. 3. A BID DEPOSIT IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL THE FIRST VEHICLE IS PURCHASED, then a J200.00 deposit (cash or cerified check, traveler's check, postal money order, cashier's check, or bank draft) made payable or cndorsablc to the State of Iowa, WILL HOLD ONE OR SEVERAL VEHICLES. (Exception: Political Subdivisions may use either Requisition or Purchsase Order in lieu of a. Final settlement may be made the day of auction, and final settlement must be com- pleted and vehicles moved from the premises by NOON, Thursday, .July 25. All deposits will be forfeited if balance due is not satisfied. 5. lowa Sales Tax will not bc collected at the auction. State Sales Tax where applicable will be paid to the County Treasurer at time of application for license. 6. Title transfer on final settlement. In Transit paper license plates will bc furnished by the Slate Vehicle Dispatcher to the successful bidder. This auction Is open to all in- dividuals as well as dealers! Auction Will Consist of Approx. 158 Units 1- 1973 DodKC (Pdlara) (4110 4-dr A-C A-T P-S P-B Radio 25-1972 Plymouth (Duster) (Compact) fi cyl 2-dr A-C A-T P-S Radiii 27- American (Unmet) (Compact) 6 cyl 4 
                            

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