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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Little Swingers A lit Ciilliiri! Rliiffa duhjc in aoiiic SitiiDiiertinie i'l Ci'c.ittmt Ht'C fire .'-ijcar-nld Alixxa Miller and lie? brother, Russell. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: lues., July 30, 1974 Off-Campus Education: Five Schools in U. of Mid-America 1'clc StillllllT KANSAS CITY iAP I mversities joining in tne Ki.e are :ht Ui.ivtrwty of iinu.'.isH-ia uiii'.fiftitkv. ui> Kansi.s. ik: Unneisity uf Mis a joim nirrcsp-ndcntc pro- Cniversitv f braska. Kansas State'univer.si- l-OSt.s ;he lAs-iblhtV awarding d.-rers to students anu university. The i.; cnllnl the I'nivcT.-ily Mid-Aiiicnrii and is intended c] i uiil ,-L li> pt-upif ill their homes. Imludes ISi: 'Hie univerMtie.s annouru'Od at a ro.'iference plans lo participating universities can do collectively what no one of them can do Archie Dykes, chancellor of the Uni- versity of Kansas, .said. T h e executives of the schools said the first few years the new program would offer c o u r s t s produced offer a belter off-campus edu- through the University of Ne- cntion program that thev say braska. Television, radio and will avoid duplication and newspapers as well as texts and tape cassettes eventually will expand the program throughout the region, thev said. Kcduie Duplication Asked why they proposed more correspondence courses that marry schools already live effort would reduce dupli- cation among schools of this region, take advantage of the area media, and draw outside money that would pay for bet- ter instruction. James .McCain, president of Kansas State university and chairman of the board of the new university, said the Na- tional Institute of Education had financed the groundwork with an initial grant of just under SI million. Mississippi Drowning Victim Identified Extend Rural Mail Deliveries! DES MOINES (AP) Some rural families in central Iowa will benefit under a new U. S. Postal Service rule extend- ing the distance rural mail deli- veries can be made to homes off main postal routes, according to Des Moines Postmaster Earl Curtis. That means rural families liv- ing up to but not more than a mile off the designated postal route will be able to get mail delivered to their front gate, he said Monday. Under the old rule, rural car- riers could make "front-gate" deliveries up to seven-tenths of a mile. The new rule will become ef- fective around Sept. 1, he said. Action by State on "Choose Own Hours" Plan DES .MOINES ilTli The Iowa Executive Council Mon- day delayed action approving a request by the employment security commission to give its workers a choice of daily working hours. Council members decided lo postpone action on the propos- al until they could meet with the three members of the em- ployment security commis- sion. Starting Times Under the plan, the 950 em- ployes of the commission would be given a choice of starting work each day at 7, or 8 a.m. Office hours of the agency. however, would remain 8 to One commission member, Colleen Shearer said she was opposed to the plan, but said she would prefer that the ex- ecutive council make the final decision. Favor rian Mrs. Shearer said employes of the agency's central office in Des Moines are in favor of the plan. In other action Monday, the council approved salary in- creases averaging 12.5 per- cent for nonacademic em- ployes at the state board of regents institutions. PORT (ITU Police Monday identified the body of a man who drowned after a fish- ing outing in the Mississippi river here over the weekend. Officers said four residents who knew the man identified him as John H. Russell, 27, ofj Danville, Va. The four said they had met Russell while he was in i the city looking for a job. Russell drowned Saturday (night while trying to swim ashore after fishing. Police said he carried no identification, which led to the problem of es- tablishing his identity. 'Culver Sponsors jCounty Courthouse Youth Farm Bill! 'Sinkin9' That t'rarU v.ill rover ex- until the end of this year. .McCain sani, at'.'-r which (ho university will ap- peal to the institute tor fu'.ure operating funds. Varner, president of the Uni- versity of Nebraska and pre-- idont of new university, with much of the initial orga- nization. V a r n e r ,-ai'l f.vo pilot courses will be offered thi.i fall in .Nebraska, and .-ix nr eight courses v.oiild be offend next fall. lie .said about '1'lMHit kans had indicated they want- ed to enroll. 55 Courses Varner said that in five years the University of .Mid- America would offer about 55 i-our.w coulil bo 3n. plied toward a degree at schools that approve the courses. It may be possible for a Mudent to earn a college de- gree without ever .setting foot 'i .'I'- Brice lialchford. pres- ident of the University of .Mis- souri, was named vice-chair- man of the board of the new school, and Jack McBride, ex- ecutive director of the State University of Nebraska corre- spondence project, executive vice-president Two men who work with .Mcliride on the State Univer- sity of Nebraska program, which is offering the first courses uf the new university, were also elected officers. Konald J. Turner was named secretary, and William II. Eberle treasurer. COUNCIL BLUFFS lAPl- (AP) (he coun, C0urthousc: John Culver (D-Iowa) says is co-sponsor of a bill to fallcn 'luarter of; age youth to make farmingjan inc'h ln last six their career iPottawatlamie County Engineer! The bill, called the NCV; Gene Hale said Monday. WEATHER SHIELD'S Elif (tf tint- llnpicb bv The Goietie Co. Subscription rates bv carrier 95 cents o week. Bv mall: Night Edition and Sunday 6 Issues S3.75 a month, S39.00 a year: At- S3.B5 a month, a year. Other states ond U.S. territories 560.00 a year. Ho Mall exclusively to the use for reoublication ol oil the local news printed in this news- paper as well as all AP news dispatches. Homestead act of 1974, provides low interest, long term loaas and other incentives that are not included in the existing Farmers Home Administration program, the veteran Iowa con- gressman said Monday. "It makes sense to provide incentives for qualified young people to make a career in farming. This type of legisla- tion will help maintain the in- dependent, family farm as the backbone of American agricul- he added. Culver is opposing Sen. Dave Stanley (R-Muscatine) for the U.S. senate seat. It Pays To Advertise The building is no real danger at this time, but future evacua- tion might be necessary if the present rate of movement con- tinues, he said. Bids for construction of a new courthouse are expected to be let in October with completion of a new facility expected in mid-1976. Hale said his office will con- tinue to take monthly measure- ments to monitor the rale of shift, which lie said may be caused by a lack of moisture in clay beneath the building. 30 YEARS AGO Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was ru- mored to be dead. I i 3 DAY SALE i j Prices Good Thurs. Fri. Only J i BUY NOW BEFORE I EXPECTED PRICE INCREASE! 1 I COMBINATION I STORM I New Name for Old Building tj DES MOINES (IDPA) A building at the fair that has been renamed almost annual- ly in recent years will be called the Cultural Centre for "The Discoverers" Iowa Slate fair, August 16-25. according to Ken Fulk, manager, who hopes "this name will stick." The building has formerly been called the Women's and Children's building, Mexican Village and last year, Interna- tional Place. As the Cultural Centre, the main emphasis will be on the performing arts, and the goal will be "to present a program of high quality and provide opportuni- ty for audience participation." commented Mrs. Sue Caswell program director for ihe per- forming arls at the centre. Every day there will be pre- sentations, with no admission charge, in each of the three performing arts dance, drama and music featuring artists from all over the state. The centre was offered the oppportunity lo bring people in from outside the stale, but "this was not Mrs. Caswell said, "because there are so many fine artists in Iowa, and we are delighted to have them showcase." Many of the performers are subsidized by the Iowa arls council and the National Foun- dation for the Arls. Comedy Group A featured group of the centre is the "Commedia dell' Arle" troupe, composed of five men and three women, all with thealrical backgrounds. They perform in the tradi- tional 16th Century style of costumes and masks and pre- sentation. Comedy is their specialty as they Iry to give the people the idea of an Italian fair. In addition lo their sche- Harrison Weber duled performances at the centre, Ihe troupe will be traveling around the fair- ground in a mule-drawn cart announcing their shows, as was done in the 16th Century. The Gateway Dance The a t re. Inc.. from Des Moines, performs Saturday af- ternoon August 17. 'The theatre is an "experimental dance theatre blending slyles from several different cul- tures (African Indian, West Indies, etc.) inlo a unique style of their according to Penny Furgcrson, director of the dancers. Saturday evening, August 17, the Des Moines Summer Operetta workshop will pro- duce a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. "The about Italy (Act I) and Spain (Act Hi. The operetta has been in existence for 13 years and has between 50 and GO high school and college age j members in colorful cos- t u m e s, all professionally- directed on a well-designed set. Musica Antiqiia The Cultural centre is re- served for Miisica Anliqua Sunday night, August 18. Twelve musicians from the Iowa State university music department will perform with a variety of medieval and renaissance instruments. The concert includes a discussion, and the audience is invited to talk with the performers and play the various instruments. The Old Creamery Theatre Company from Garrison, Iowa's only totally profes- sional repertory theatre com- pany presenting a melodrama with opportunity and encour- agement of audience partici- pation, appears at the centre for three days, Thursday, Au- gust 22 through Saturday, Au- gust 24. The company will present "She's Only a Bird in a Gilded which was written and performed in the late 1800s. Also at the centre will be the Dance of the Hemi- spheres, a dance theatre group from Cedar Rapids with a flair for Spanish numbers; the Susuki Violins, a group of 30 Des Moincs children all under the age of 12; the Med- leys, a husband and wife pian- ist team from Cedar Rapids, who bring their own concert grand pianos; and the Des Moines civic ballet. All performances will be ei- ther inside the Cultural Centre or on the outside stage. Free Workshops On the lawn of the Cultural Centre, the Iowa arts festival, sponsored by the Des Moines branch of American Assn. of University Women, will fea- ture free workshops lo the public. There will be five w o r k s h o p s offered: day, painting, sandcasting, acrylic paint and mixed media, and papier mache. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to C p.m. on weekends. Free les- sons will be offered to every- one. 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