Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 28, 1974, Page 4

Cedar Rapids Gazette

July 28, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2A    Cedar    Rapids    Gazette:    Sun.,    July    28.    1974 Document Helps Improve City-Federal Relationship Need Magazines for Prisoners British Race Horses Owned by Syndicates! three-organization “Books!limited to magazines and to LONDON (AP) — More than I for the Jail’’ program has re- paperbacks. suited in IO boxes of books be-    Paperbacks over a wide taken to the Linn countyu.sabio but the most Bv Mike Deupree A slim document with the unlikely title of “annual arrangement memorandum of understanding” has done a lot to improve the working relationship among city and federal officials. The first one was signed in April of last year and the second — covering the period from July I of this year to next June 30 — was signed last week at a ceremony in the mayor’s office. City Hall Notes The purpose of the document is to minimize red tape and misunderstandings about programs in which the federal department of housing and urban development (HUD! is involved, • © • IT SETS forth needs and priorities of the city; with the cooperative efforts of city and federal officials, it outlines a program of community development for the year, putting down the plans of the city and the assistance promised by HUD. It sounds similar to another jawbreaker, the “workable program for community improvement,” but there are significant differences. For one thing a certified workable program is required if a city is to receive HUD funding, but the arrangement agreement is optional. The Mike Deupree 1973 agreement signed by Cedar Rapids was one of the first in the lowa-Nebraska area, hut now most major cities have such agreements. Another way to explain the difference is to say the workable program outlines what the city plans to do, and the arrangement agreement outlines how the city plans to do it. The Cedar Rapids workable program, which is certified until July I, 1975, calls for progress in four major areas: Code adoption and enforcement, planning and programming, housing and relocation, and citizen involvement. The arrangement agreement is more specific. Under the first major area, code adoption and enforcement, several points are made. • • • THE AGREEMENT says, for example, that the city will adopt the 1973 editions of the uniform building code and the uniform fire code, and will increase the housing code enforcement program by conducting inspections citywide Chamber Aviation Group Plans Film on Airport A series of projects are “on i the airport tours program,” the drawing board” to acquaint j Tierney said. The tour project is the public not only with the serv-; another activity on which the ices of the Cedar Rapids Mum-1 Chamber aviation committee is cipal airport but also with the j working under the direction of facility ’s contributions to the F. Critz Hahn, economy of Cedar Rapids.    It    is hoped that the tour pro- One of the projects is a 20- gram will be in operation by this minute film about the airport1 fall. which will be developed without Tierney said two different use of public funds, Larry’ Tier-! brochures also are being devel-ney said Saturday. Tierney is oped about the airport. They chairman of the public relations are being designed so that they section of the Cedar Rapids-Mar-; can be used as hand-outs in ©onion Area Chamber of Commerce junction with the tours and the aviation committee.    film and as a general informa- “We will, of course, work in don piece about Cedar Rapids close cooperation with the air-land the airport, port staff and commission on the film project but it will be financed without airport funds,” Tierney said. A primary use of the film will be in schools as well as before! meetings of organizations! throughout the area. Chairman Donald Gardner of! the airport commission express-1 cd hope that the film can be' helpful “in getting across the' message that the airport is important to everyone in Cedar! Rapids, regardless of whether! they actually use it personally.” He cited the role of air freight] and travel in the everyday oper-1 adon of many businesses as well I as the role of providing fast! emergency services for such | institutions as hospitals. “It’s possible the film can! also be used in conjunction with! with emphasis on blighted neighborhoods. An example of how the cooperative work on the arrangement agreement prevents potential problems is the new electrical code. HUD checked the city code and found four sections the department felt should be changed because the sections were too restrictive regarding the type of materials that can be used. A similar problem surfaced more than a year ago regarding the plumbing code, because of local restrictions on the use of plastic pipe. “They will not allow anything restrictive unless you can document, in your area, it is necessary,” explained Mayor Don Canney. The cooperative effort before codes are adopted or projects begun keeps the problems small. Without it, the problems wouldn’t surface until a time when they could be more serious — if, for instance, federal funding was held up on a housing project because local building codes weren’t acceptable to HUD. That’s one of the reasons the arrangement agreement was created in the first place, because of delays and red tape involving reviews of federally-funded programs. The problems were particularly acute in the past, when the federal emphasis was on specific project applications under categorical grants. • • • THE’ FIRST arrangement agreement was quite specific, listing projects planned and actual dollar amounts the city would need. With presidential impoundments, curtailment of programs and a de-emphasis on categorical programs, the agreement has become more general. It’s still helpful, though, and officials believe it will continue to be especially in making the transition to new programs of federal funding being considered in congress. “This makes it easier, and it’s opened up the areas of communication (between HID and the city),” said Canney. “Our relationship since we adopted the agreement has improved greatly.” HK) of the horses now racing in Britain ;uv owned by syndicates. ! An example is Today, which won a purse of 500 pounds ($1,200) at Epsom in April. The horse is owned by 12 employes of the British Broadcasting Corp. who each paid IOO pounds »$240) for a share in the horse six months ago. Each pays another IO pounds ($24) a month for feeding and training costs. Most of Today’s purse was swallowed up by expenses, and the Jockey Club said that few syndicates are showing a profit. popular have been in area of sports, westerns and science ling jail but the program is now in need of additional public assis-1 fiction!” the public library of-jtance.    I    tidal said. That was the word Saturday from Lee Hayden, community JA rn Tomatoes Originally Believed Poisonous! Though the tomato originated in America, it was not used; as food in. the New World until after Europeans had been eating; it. Until the mid-Nineteenth cen-' tury, Americans believed the plant was poisonous and grew it only for ornamentation. VISI l/y\^hoi Y    PAI PIERSON’S SPECIAL SALE POTTED ROSE BUSHES *1 OFF REG.PRICE VISIT OUR GREIN HOUSES FOR TROPICAL PATIO PLANTS VI Bi KXI I N \ HOWER SHOP and I IkllVVll W GREENHOUSES, INC. 1800 ELLIS BLVD. N.W. Flower phone 366 1826    YO UR FTO florist Mon.-Fri. to 6 p.m. — Sat. to 5:30 P.M. OPEN SUNDAY NOON IO > SEMI ANNUAL SALE There’s Still Time . . . There’s Still A Good Selection . . . Save 25% to 50% on Men’s Wear and Furnishings 4 MORE DAYS! Jlolky’s SHOP FOR MEN LINDALE PLAZA • CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE WANT ADS PAY The YWCA provides a receptacle for the paperbacks and I services librarian for the public magazines in its foyer. Persons library which is cooperating on I wanting to contribute material the project with the YWCA and to the project are invited to drop the Equal Justice Under Law them in the box. committee.    j public library personnel per- “A particular net'd,” Hayden iodically pick up tile contribu-said, “is for fairly current mag- dons, sort them and deliver azines of all types.”    them to the Linn county jail. Hayden emphasized that contributions to the program are    DRIVE    SAFELY The Beauty of Summer Gladiolus Arrangement In White Jardiniere )550 willv\Fliral Designs TY Ell J o 35#1 lst Ave> SE Dc Ii very Se rvlcf--363-2S75-()j^ji Frre Delivery SLeaicaro Too many bikes and not enough riders? Sell the extra ones with a Classified Ad! Dial 398-8234. As eastern Iowa goes, so goes eastern Iowa s largest bank And were going strong One of the best indicators of the general economic health of any region is the condition of the region’s banks, lf the banks are growing, prospering and doing well, the region is generally economically strong and healthy. At Merchants National, as of mid-year, 1974, we’ve opened a new office in Amana; we’re expanding our trust department; and our assets are $26 million over last year at this date. As you can see, we're optimistic about the economic strength in eastern Iowa, and we pledge our support in the years ahead. Consolidated Statement of Condition June 30, 1974 UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY Assets Cash and Due from Banks U.S. Treasury Securities...... Liabilities Obligations of Other U.S. Government Agencies and Corporations........ Obligations of States and Political Subdivisions................. Other Securities ...................... Federal Funds Sold.................. Loans............................... Bank Premises and Equipment........ Accrued Interest Receivable.......... Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets ... $ 41,065,085 11,044,807 7,003,889 30,124,987 337,200 18,650,000 123,712,191 5,894,059 1,801,791 536.832 $240,170,841 Demand Deposits.................... $102,554,035 Time Deposits ...................... 78.388,309 Federal Funds Purchased .......... 29125 00D Unearned Income.................  2i078040 Accrued Interest, Taxes, Etc........... 1,551 ’209 Total Liabilities................$213,696,593 Reserve Reserve for Possible Loan Losses 1,969,549 Directors Edward J. Altorfer B. L. Anderson Duane Arnold C. M. Basile John D. Chehak Howard H. Cherry. Jr. Nate Cohn Sutherland Cook James E. Coquillette W. E. Durin J. W. Fisher William C. Fletcher George C. Foerstner John J. Hamilton ll Horace G. Hedges J. F. Hladky, Jr. Clifford H. Jordan Joseph R. Loufek Alex A. Meyer John E. Mangold F. Forbes Olberg Robert H. O Meara John C. Rice Richard J. Ryan Capital Capital Stock........................$    2,200,000 Surplus............................. 9    040    000 Undivided Profits .................." Total Capital Accounts.........$    24,504.699 $240.170.841 Honorary Directors Robert C. Armstrong John M. Ely Ray J. Mills Forrest W. Stewart Merchants National Bank bsh Main Bank • Motor Bank • Vernon Village Office A‘BANKS OF IOWA' BANK Kingston Office • Amana Office ;

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