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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Kayids Gazette: Wed., July 31, 1974 Future Students Learn Ropes IOWA CITY The Univer- sity of Iowa will be a familiar place to most freshmen who arrive in the fall to begin their college careers. Almost recent high school graduates who plan to attend the U. of I and their parents were given a preview of college life this month in two-day orientation programs planned and conducted by stu- dents already enrolled in the university. Informal small groups of new students are able to dis- cuss whatever is on their course schedul- ing to roommate problems with the more seasoned stu- dent orientation leaders who "know the ropes" of univer- sity life. Students also meet with faculty advisers who check and approve the students' course schedules for the fall, so that they may preregister for classes. Parents and students are treated to social events such as the chicken barbecue spon- sored by the Iowa City cham- ber of commerce and the Iowa Memonal Union food service. Parents visit in fac- ulty homes and meet with university representatives in many areas of student life for informal discussions and group get-togethers. PRACTICING RULES OF COURTESY in the line to check out books and share library resources. del" library, new students stand i A MASSIVE BARBECUE PIT has been constructed at the University of Iowa to cook "Chamber of Commerce" chicken for prospective freshmen and their parents who are visit- ing the U- of I. in July for orientation sessions. Cooks are Chamber of Commerce members John Clark, left, and Joe Reddout, both of Iowa City. GOP: Demos Should Funds Bridge Opening ResignS Seen by Nov. I Library Directorship Mayor Signs Elm Ordinance At McGregor MCGREGOR McGregor Mayor Dave Bradley, after first announcing he was holding the diseased elm tree ordinance, de- spite its unanimous passage by the city council July 11 and then returning it to the council un- signed July 22, changed his mind and signed the ordinance. The ordinance went into effect Wednesday. The ordinance calls for the city and its residents to treat or remove any trees showing signs of, or dying of Dutch elm dis- ease. i The mayor claimed timing of the ordinance unwise in that many expenses were currently facing the community, which experienced considerable dam- age in June floods. He also cited particular con- cern that the ordinance might work financial hardships on some residents. He suggested that residents be allowed six months in which to remove in- fected trees. In addition, he expressed res- ervations about how effective the ordinance would be if the state failed to make control at- tempts in areas it owns around McGregor. Trial Sept. 16 on Drunk 'Driving Count TOLEDO A jury trial has been set for Sept. 16 in Tama county district court for Mar- tin Edward Lender, 45, Grin- nell, who pled innocent to drunk driving. He is free on personal recognizance. Lender was arrested June 23 by a Dysart police officer. Need help around the house? Try a classified ad for the help you need! Kepay miu DESMOINES (UPI) -Re- McDonald -said David publican State Chairman John Parr, a high ranking AMP McDonald said Tuesday night ficial, admitted last week the Iowa Democratic party using corporate money to should repay in alleg- various 1972 election edly illegal campaign contri- paigns including that of buttons received from the As- Dick Clark sociated Milk Producers Also, McDonald noted, partners in a computer spruirpc in Liquor Revenue For Year earlier Tuesday were indicted for aiding and abetting the donation of corporation money from the milk DBS MOINES A preliminary report indicates the state beer and liquor control department finished the the contributions cited in Tuesday's indictments was one of Allegedly intended lor Democratic can- year with net revenue of for federal office in million. That represents an increase Clark has coun- million over the that the contri- year, said Rolland was spent for the Iowa director of the state party as a whole who emphasized the figures he announced his can- based on an unaudited report. The department McDonald said Tuesday night, ''Enough is enough. gross liquor sales for the of where the crim- ending June 30, 1974, of liability lies, the moral million of .which lands directly in the was realized from retail of the Iowa Democratic sales at the 200 state central committee, John Harold Hughes and Another million was Clark. erated in sales directly to and Haw' GOP chairman said his Cost of liquor sales came has listened to the million, leaving a "hem and haw for profit on liquor sales of over full refunding of illegal money, but Mc- The department received said Parr's guilty plea additional million it Imperative for the various sources with the bulk to refund the this money coming from sale of liquor Democratic bubble It cost million to burst." McDonald said. .he department. The largest sin- ?le expenditure was million j picnic Set for salaries. CLAYTON A reunion This gave the department a 1 for all former students and net income of million. j dents of Clayton is scheduled An additional million! begin with a polluck dinner was raised through tax Clayton schoolhouse Sunday. tions, bringing total revenue with past affiliations million. Collections Clayton is invited to at- ed million in beer tax, Those attending should million in sales tax and their own table .service. All million from the 15 percent materials will be fur- censee tax. Iowa Democratic party can no longer turn its back on its responsibility. The illegal must be repaid. There are no more excuses to be made." McDonald said funds from the recent Democratic tele- thon and the Iowa income tax checkoff should be used by the Democratic state central committee to "erase this blot on their financing record." The GOP official said Iowa politics has always been noted for its "honesty and and said the state's Republi- cans want to keep that reputa- tion. MAKQUETTE-The new Mis- sissippi river bridge between M a r q u e 11 e and Prairie du Chien, Wis., is now expected to be open to traffic by "laic Oc- tober or early ac- cording to Donald Bcaty, Wis- consin transportation depart- ment project engineer. He said the department has received a new time schedule from the American Bridge Co.. indicating the new completion date, which is at least a month ahead of the original completion date, Dec. 1. Bcaty said, "Barring un- foreseen events, we now feel we will have the whole bridge com- plete no later than Nov. 1 and perhaps a week or so sooner." Purchase Classroom FAYETTE The Fayelte county school board approved the purchase of a porta- ble classroom which would be used by mentally retarded chil- dren in Fayette. West Union and Elgin. By Ford Clark IOWA CITY -Iowa City's new public library director re- signed Tuesday. The library board accepted Charles Kauderer's resigna- tion at a special meeting of the board of trustees during an evening session. Kauderer, Mattoon, 111., was to assume the library direc- torship Aug. 1. In a letter read to the board he said his resig- nation was due to "intensive criticism of me and my pro- fessional background." Library staff members had complained last week that Kauderer. was not qualified for the post because he did not hold a master of library science degree and had no previous experience in public library work. Staff Complaints The library board, which re- Iowa Gas Distributors Should eet 90% of State DES MOINES (AP) Iowa gasoline distributors should be able next month to handle nearly all demands for the fuel, state officials estimate. Refineries should be pump- ing to Iowa more than 100 per- cent of the fuel they furnished in August of 1972, said Patrick Cavanaugh, assistant state al- location officer. But because demand has in- creased since 1972, the amount will service only about 90 percent of Iowa's needs. Iowa's demand-meeting per- centage for July began as 86 percent, but was adjusted three percent, Cavanaugh said in an interview. Conservation Cavanaugh made his predic- tion of relatively high gasoline availability with some reluc- tance, because "I hate to ex- tinguish conservation efforts." Although it appears that as much fuel will flow to Iowa as did in 1972, several growth factors in the last two years have eroded the benefit. Cavanaugh said government estimates show there are just over eight percent more vehi- cles on Iowa highways, and corn and soybean acreage is up 22 percent. "With all the he explained, "it has only been conservation that has gotten us by." Same Relief The state official believes Iowa motorists will get some relief soon from high gasoline prices partly because sup- plies are up, ana partly be- cause oil firms must roll back prices if they violated federal guidelines. Cavanaugh said Iowa is very concerned about a feder- al energy administration pro- posal to end the allocation program, which has set limits on how much fuel distributors receive. Essentially, the federal plan would "remove government from fuel distribution and re- turn it to the free market place." Remove Controls Before allocation controls are removed, Cavanaugh said, state officials "would like to see that the long-range supply picture looks good." Cavanaugh does not believe the federal government has evidence to support a view- that long-range supplies would be adequate to allow removal of fuel allocations. Energy conservation and how lowans have coped with fuel shortages, will be topics of a hearing in Des Moines Thursday. Cavanaugh said the federal energy administration's Wil- bur Jenny of Kansas City will meet with stale officials as part of Project Independence., Cavanaugh said the project is related to President Nixon's effort to make America in- dependent of foreign oil im- ports by 1980. fused to hear staff complaints during last week's official por- tion of the meeting, countered by issuing a strongly worded 11-page document. The "official position" of the library board, submitted by board member Arthur Kan- tor, bluntly told library em- ployes Ihey could either live with Kauderer's appointment or resign. Kauderer in his resignation statement said, "The personal attacks me strike me as the desperate ac- tions of people who are threat- ened or frightened or both. "The situation in Iowa City today, as I see it, is the reluc- tance of certain individuals to give up their private dreams of power over a public facili- ty." Second Choke The library board, in its previous statement, accused the library staff of being will- ing to accept only Lolly Eggers, the board's second choice, as the library director. Miss Eggers is presently a staff employe of the library. Miss Eggers Tuesday denied her opposition to Kauderer's appointment was personally motivated. She said she was not a candidate for the direc- torship. Citv Council The library controversy also j came up for consideration at Tuesday night's city council meeting. The council voted to initiate action which would place the library management under equal opportunity employers federal guidelines. Charges had been leveled at the library board that they had not followed such federal and municipal guidelines in seeking a new director. Legislative Cost Set at DKS MOI.NKS c'O.st oi opi'ialins "it '974 Iowa legislature is being pegged at Tne fli'iicrai Kin 111 calendar days. The biggest expenditure was for salaries. for repre- sentatives and for senator.--. Kach legislator is paid an annual salary of except floor loaders receive and the speaker of the house gets K.-u-h legislator is entitled to a day in expenses while the legislature is in session, based on a five-day week, plus mileage for one round trip home each week. Polk county lawmakers only receive per day in expense money. Staff and employes in the house received while their counterparts in the sen- ate were paid This total includes salaries for the secretaries of each individual lawmaker, 100 in the house and 50 in the senate. Salaries of joint employes of the two houses totaled Joint expenses came to and the two houses spent on travel for chaplains. The printing bill came to It covers a multitude of things including bills, amendments and journals. The senate incurred gener- al expenses of the house A breakdown on the senate expenditure snows for stationery and supplies, for postage and for telephone. The house expendi- ture includes for sta- tionery and supplies, for postage and for tele- phone. The cost of the 1975 session will increase significantly since legislators will be re- ceiving a year instead of the present and their expense allowance will go from to a day based on a seven-day week. Polk county legislators will receive a per diem allowance of instead of per day. Attorneys Seek High Court Rule WATERLOO (AP) Attor- neys for a Waterloo man ac- .cused of slaying a 2-year-old jgirl last month are asking the j Iowa supreme court to overrule a decision rejecting a change if venue. Russell Fitz, 27, is accused of laying Shelly Day, Waterloo, June 6. The girl's body was found in the attic of his apart- ment with an electrical cord wrapped around her neck. Fritz' attorneys contend pre- trial publicity and prejudice and excitement in Waterloo make it impossible for Fitz to get a fair trial in Black Hawk icounty. Summer Close-out Rummage Sale! ENTIRE SUMMER STOCK AT BIG, BIG SAVINGS! FAMOUS-LABEL FASHIONS; FABULOUS BUYS IN DRESSES, SPORTSWEAR, COATS, SEPARATES! SHOP TIL 9 P.M. THURSDAY! DOWNTOWN IOWA CITY WATKRI.OO CROSSROADS During 1974 our Company reached its 100 million dollar mark in Real Estate sales since its founding in 1 957 a period of 1 7 years. We estimate that we will reach our 200 million dollar mark in Real Estate sales in 1 979 a period of only 5 John Zachar, Jr. Realtors   

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