Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 26, 1974, Page 8

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July 26, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: J i i., July "’6, 1971 State Auditor: Need Verification DES MOINES (AP)—Better auditing and verification of school districts, claims for state foundation aid was recommended by State Auditor Lloyd Smith Thursday. An audit of the stale department of public instruction (DPI) showed foundation school aid totaling $215,002,346 was paid by the state in the fiscal year ended June 30, 1973. Smith said the aid is paid by the state comptroller based on information provided to the DPI by the various school districts, and it is forwarded to the comptroller without audit or verification. Independent Audit “It is strongly recommended that all the criteria for a disbursement as material as foundation school aid be independently audited and verified by the department of public instruction,'’ the audit said. The auditors also urged a review of county superintendents’ methods of obtaining compliance with teacher certification laws. 'Hie law says teacher diplomas and certificates must be Construction Workers Top Wage Earners DES MOINES (UPI) - The general manager of the Master Builders of Iowa says construction workers are the top wage earners in the state, with wages averaging $6.50 an hour. Kenneth R. Lewis, writing in the Iowa Development Commission Digest, also reports that the value of con- Iowa Demos Are Planning Whistle Stop DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa Democrats are planning to tour the state by rail this fall in the first statewide “whistle stop” political campaign in Iowa in J transportation, more than two decades. Party officials have yet to give formal approval for the venture pending a total cost estimate. But party sources said it received a crucial boost this week when the Rock Island railroad gave permission to use its tracks. The tentative plan is to use a five-car train put together by a Moline, 111., tour company, j The last full scale “whistle | stop” campaign in Iowa was by I President Harry Truman in; 1948, though Dwight Eisen-! bower made some train stops construction has risen about 50 percent since 1950.” Lewis wrote. “Currently, it is running about 2.000 above last year, largely due to commercial and industrial work.” Lewis says 36,700 workers were employed in the construction trades in Iowa in February, usually the low point of the season. That figure is expected to reach 55,000 in August, the usual peak struction contracts awarded in the state since 1960 has nearly tripled. Lewis says construction workers “have the biggest paychecks in the state to spend,” adding that their average wage tops the list reported in labor statistics. He said midsummer construction payrolls at many projects around the state run $2 million a day. Lewis also says statistics dispute the widely held im-p r e s s i o n that construction workers’ annual incomes are modest because of seasonal layoffs. t He says a national study shows that since 1947, construction employes have had the fourth highest annual earnings in the nation after utilities and mining. Lewis says construction incomes always have exceeded manufacturing, trade, finance, services and government. The construction official says the value of contracts awarded in Iowa totaled more than $1.1 billion for last year. That compared with $411 million in 1960 and $822 million in 1972. He also reports that employment in the construction industry is on the increase. “Despite continuing mechanization, employment in registered with the superintendent and no teacher can teach in any public school unless this is done The law also requires the county superintendent to close any public school or schoolroom taught by a teacher who is not certified. Certified Teachers The audit said, however, that as of last January there were 239 schools in Iowa—138 of them public schools—with one or more teachers carrying out teaching assignments for which they were not approved for the 1973-74 school year, as reported by the coun-! ty superintendents. “A further investigation indicated that a few teachers not only failed to register their certificates, but were not I even certified,” the audit said. The audit report also called for development by the DPI of written audit procedures to help its personnel in compliance audits of school lunch programs administered by local schools. Federal guidelines are “very specific” in spelling out the conditions under which a local school is eligible to participate in the program and it is the DPI’s responsibility to see that they comply, the report added in Iowa in his first campaign in 1952. The Democratic plan is for statewide candidates, particularly governor nominee James Schaben and U.S. senate hopeful John Culver, to remain aboard for the entire three-day tour, while congressional and legislative candidates would jump on and off with appropriate fanfare in their districts. Robert Bart Rule, an aide to Schaben, has done most of the legwork on the project. “I’m excited as punch.” said Rule. “I’m so excited I’m almost afraid something will go wTong. It’s a dream a lot of people would like to see come true.” Rule said the tentative route woul d be from Davenport to* West Liberty, Cedar Rapids,! Mason City, Waterloo. Des' Moines and Council Bluffs, with interim stops along the way. Rule said details such as the exact date, scheduling, work1 crews, legal complications and the availability of seat space for the general public are still! being worked out. Coupal Awaits Nixon Signing Of Appointment AMES (AP) — Joseph Coupal was serving his last day as Iowa j director of highways Friday. He is scheduled to become deputy director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) in Wash ington Monday. Coupal, 51, director of the state's highways about eight years, has been nominated as No. 2 man under Director Nor-bert Tiemann, a former Nebraska governor. Although his appointment to j the federal post is scheduled to be effective Monday, it has not yet been signed by President Nixon. "The appointment has cleared everyone but the President, and I’m told that it’s on his desk at San Clemente,” Coupal said. If the President fails to sign the appointment before Monday, Coupal said he will work as a $200-a-day consultant with the FHA until the appointment is signed. The new position pays $38,000 a year, compared to the $31,000 'Coupal receives as Iowa highway director. Repertory Players Face New Challenges IOWA CITY - “Playing a turnip on a skateboard with a weird voice four octaves lower than mine" has been Carolyn Chryst’s biggest challenge with the Iowa Junior Repertory Theater. Carolyn, from Vienna. Va., is among the 18 high school junior-and seniors participating in this summer’s Junior Repertory Theater program at the University of Iowa. The turnip is one of several giant vegetables in “Mrs. Old and the Unicorn”, an original play by U. of I. graduate Student Brendan Ward. This year the students have been divided into two acting companies, each preparing two children’s plays. "The Magic Picture” by Beth Simon will also be presented, and the other com-p a n y is preparing “Snow Queen” by Merle Kessler and “Wind in the Willows”. The four plays have been presented in the Old Costume Shop Theater on the lower level of University Theater. theater. They spend the late afternoons building sets and making costumes. For U. of I. graduate student Steve Peters, the biggest challenge was to design sets for two plays which would fit on the roofs of two station wagons — the company’s touring vehicles. Peters, Iowa City, is sharing the costume and scene design duties with Leon Martell, Pownal!, Vt., graduate student. Other Performances In addition to the U. of I. performances, the companies are scheduled for Hampton, Milford, in the Lake Okoboji arca, Carroll, Coralville and Des Moines appearances. Of the course work, Kitty Sheehan, Carroll, says the voice and movement classes are some of the most strenuous activity she has ever experienced. Creighton Welsey Sloan, U. of I. graduate student from Council Bluffs, who is business manager and plays a yam in “Mrs. Old and the Unicom”, has proof of the intensity of the Carolyn says she has also had course work. "The other day to get used to being knocked an audiovisual technician who from the skateboard by the was working in the next room Ticklingbug, a caterpillar who listened to the noises for a wants to become a butterfly, while and then asked if we had The Soft Shoe    a football workout going on in I t/hcrc * * Bryce Bielmaier, Webster;___ City, has had to learn to dance the soft shoe, tango and jitterbug. all while wearing size ll boots. “The two shows our company is working on are very different,” Megan Merker says. DUBUQUE (AP) — The Uni-“While Mrs. Old has the giant versity of Dubuque had the right vegetables and the Ticklingbug, to fire a tenured professor be-‘The Magic Picture’ is more re- cause of the university’s finan-alistic — with only a talking cia! state, District Judge T. J. picture and a vampire who eats Nelson had ruled. School Deficit Ruled Grounds For Dismissa By Jane LaGrange VINTON - The Vinton city council held a bid opening The decision was made in a case filed by Rolf Lumpert, a professor of German at the university for ten years. Lumpert s lawyer, James Reynolds of Dubuque, said he has filed a motion seeking another jury trial. He said the ruling throws out the whole concept of tenure. Academic tenure is a guaran-plays, the students attend daily tee a8ains;l dismissal except for classes in acting, voice and extraordinary cause. It is usu-* movement, design and technical • emended after a probn-_|    tionary period of several years. Judge Nelson said Thursday he based his ruling on some related Iowa supreme court rulings. i, j # j    .    .    iu    .    m    .,    ».    ,,    4    I    He    said    he    agreed    with    the The council deferred accep- prime coat, stone or rock base,.opposed, for the city attorney to university's attorneys that a THE EFFECTS OF MIGHTY Mack the Monster Machine on Tickling bugs is demonstrated in "Mrs. Old and the Unicorn", an original children's play by University of Iowa graduate student Brendan Ward. Bryce Bleimaier, Webster City, and Teresa Kennedy, Moline, III., are members of the Iowa Junior Repertory Theater company, which is presenting the play. The high school students are presenting four children's plays on an alternating schedule through July 20 in the Old Costume Shop theater on the lower level of University theater. The companies also will tour the state performing the plays written by U. of I. graduate students. oranges. Megan, Iowa City, spends the first half of “The Magic Picture” in a coffin, contributing only an occasional howl to the performance. The howl has been a problem, because she can’t tell how much the coffin muffles her cries, she says. In addition to preparing the Action Delayed on Vinton Work tance of the bid for one week and seal coat.    draw up such an ordinance. state of financial exigency ex pending evaluation of the pro- The airport commission was Mayor Win Watson recom-listed. The university’s lawyers Thursday night for a package j by the sanitarv commit-granted an advance on its De- mended that the city participate isaid the scho01 has an annual wacto trpntmpnt nl ant fnr thp    '    '    nnoptnrlir noi/rrmn* fmm    r\t    CIHA    AAA    rvi*    mnr-a waste treatment plant for the Hillside subdivision in southwest Vinton. tee. Sept. 5 was set as the date to Only one bid was submitted. bids for construction of cember quarterly payment from I the city of $2,200 A discussion also was held on uniy one dig was suuimut-u. -r-    ------    -    whethfir    the dt m participate 1,1 by Wendler Engineering and fto™“"fr,ine for in future airnort exoansion.    The in housing for the low-income and elderly, either through FHA or HUD. Construction. Inc.. Amana, for a total of $34,642 the Hillside subdivision The council reviewed the air in future airport expansion. The city would have to supply is needed in Vinton and that the    iowa deficit of $100,000 or more. It hr ttfilrtf jRnpirU (SJnjfHc ' Established in lMJbv'thVGoiette Co and published daily and Sunday at SOO council agreed the project Third awe SE.tedar Rapids, Iowa 5240* Second class postage paid at Cedar Estimated cost of the work port commission bid opening of $25,600 out of a total project cost mavor should appoint a housing had been $25,000 Iowa May Face Alert; Ozone Levels Increase ..'of $305,000 Fnrther discussion authority committee to study and a decision were postponed the matter, until the Aug. 8 council meeting. July 18 for grading and surf ac mg of the terminal area at the airport. The low bid was from Judd Brown Construction, North Mankato, Minn., for $30,902.26. The; council that it exercise the op- ready for use. 'airport commission accepted ^on granted under state code to _ Harold Bogert of Green Engi-The planning and zoning com- neering Co., Cedar Rapids, remission recommended to the ported the city’s new well is Subjection rotes by carrier 95 cents o week Bv moil: Night Edition ond Sunday * issues *3 75 a month. $39 OO a year: Af ternoon Editions and Sunday 7 issues $3 15 a month, $40.00 a year. Other states and U.S. territories $60 OO a year. No Mail Subscriptions accepted In areas hawing Goiette carrier service The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use tor republication of oil the local news printed In this news paper as well os all AP news dispatches the bid after deleting several extend the city zoning ordinance items listed, thus reducing the two miles outside the corporate Judge: Iowa's Lewdness Statute Unconstitutional DAVENPORT (API - The. section of Iowa law prohibiting lewd and lascivious acts with a child is unconstitutional. Scott! county District Judge Nathan Grant has ruled. The ruling came when Judge Grant dismissed a charge against Theodore Wickham, 44, a former teacher at Pleasant Valley high school. Wickham was charged last December with committing lewd and lascivious acts with a 12-year-old boy. Judge Grant said the statuto- plained ry terms challenged by the defendant are “so indefinite and uncertain that persons of ordinary intelligence are given inadequate notice as to what conduct is thereby prohibited.” The Iowa legislature has re-1 pealed and rewritten the section setting out the acts that would constitute a lascivious act. Wickham was charged under the previous law, before the rewritten law became effective. B> Harrison W eber DES MOINES IIDPAi-Environmentalists are worried about Iowa's hot and dry weather inducing air pollution over metropolitan areas. Specifically, they are concerned about the levels of ozone which are approaching the warning stage in Des Moines. Interaction of sunlight with automobile exhaust fumes is the principle cause of ozone. Dr. Edward Stanek, acting director of Iowa's air quality management division in the department of environmental quality, reports ozone levels in Des Moines during the last week have approached IOO parts per billion. If ozone levels reach IOO parts per billion, the state would be required to call an air pollution alert for Des Moines, a first for the state Respiratory Disorders Even if this happens, Dr. Stanek said there is no cause for any general alarm. “What it means is that people with respiratory or heart problems could be subject to some respiratory disorders he ex- Harrison Weber ‘In particular people with asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema might find their condition aggravated, or an attack could be precipitated by these levels,” Dr. Stanek said. August, he added, will have the greatest potential for atmospheric stagnation. “Air near the ground tends to stay there more than any time during the year. We can expect the ozone concentrations to go up even higher if we continue to have noncloudy days. Our department will be watching this very closely." Stanek said. "Photochemical oxidization is a complicated process which takes a certain amount of time. It’s not completely underwood. We do know that it takes a certain period of time before those auto exhaust fumes are oxidized by the sunlight. Exhaust Fumes "That means even though the exhaust fumes are emitted at the freeway or in downtown Des Moines, they could blow several miles from the city and be over a place such as Bondurant before they oxidize and become potentially dangerous. If we have stagnation and the fumes don't blow out of Des Moines, our problem is here. The department of en-vironmental quality will worry about the problem no matter where it occurs,” Stanek commented. Chicago has been under an alert the last two weeks, he said, with the highest ozone levels in the city’s history. The state agency checks the air quality standards in ap proximately 25 Iowa communities on a regular basis. Officials Discuss The problem of controlling indirect sources of air pollution wll be discussed by city officials at a meeting being scheduled for Aug 7 in the Des Moines area. Peter Hamlin, environmental coordinator for the state office of planning and programming, said officials of the environmental protection agency's (EPA) regional office in Kansas City will be present to explain the current laws on this subject. Officials from cities over 10.000 population are being invited to attend the session. Beginning Jan. I, the EPA will be taking over the indirect source program in Iowa because the last Legislature failed to pass the necessary legislation giving the DEQ authority to oversee the program. Indirect sources covers shopping centers, highways, amusement parks, airports, stadiums, parking lots and other developments which do not emit air pollution themselves but could cause congestion of auto traffic. After the first of the year, builders, developers and others falling in this category will need to secure a permit from the EPA in certain instances. XBvng&t,h For the Finest’ in Paints total cost to $23,539.83. The project will now include limits. After considerable discussion, grading, placing two-inch as- a motion was passed, four-to-p h a 11 i c concrete surfacing, one, with Richard Schoonover Grain Belt OOO Contest Winners (Week of July 14th to 20th) FIRST WEEKLY PRIZE ALUM AGR A FT 17’ QUETICO CANOE MINN KOTA 35 ELECTRIC FISHING MOTOR GOULD POWERBREED 60 BATTERY J. P. 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