Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 31, 1974, Page 9

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 31, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Casette: Wed., July 31, 1974IMOver 3,000 Scouts Registered for Hoover Event CENTRAL CITY - More than 3,000 Boy Scouts are registered for the Hoover Centennial Camporee to be held in West Branch next week. That was the announcement by Dale Sawyer, vicepresident of the seven-county Hawkeye Area Boy Scout council, at a meeting of the council’s board of directors Tuesday night at Camp Wakonda. Friend of Hoover Sawyer, who also is a member of the committee planning the camporee, said the public is invited to attend the camporee^ camp fire program scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Aug. IO at the West Branch Country club. A guest at the board meeting was William Anderson, a close personal friend of Herbert Hoover who has long been a leader in development of the Hoover birthplace site. Anderson, who also was termed “Mr. Boy Scout in West Branch’’, told the board he is still hopeful President Nixon might attend the centennial program, but said no confirmation has been received. Peter Bezanson, presidentelect of the council, presented to the council a print of the painting he had commissioned in conjunction with the Hoover centennial and the scout camporee. The painting, which was done by Cedar Rapids Artist Paul Ward, includes a portrait of President Hoover, a sketch of the birthplace and a pictorial tribute to Hoover’s work with the Boy Scouts. To Library The original of the painting was presented earlier this week to the Hoover library. Prints of the painting will be available from Scouts during the centennial with all proceeds going to scouting. Frank Pfaff, general chair man of the council’s development fund program to raise $400,000 for (.•amp renovation and construction projects, reported that "“the goal was in sight.” “The campaign could go over the top within the next few days if additional donors respond as f'f>ey have indicated they will,’*’ Pfaff said. “The giving has come from all levels, frorru families, from businesses, from corporations.” Effort Worthwhile C.ib Garrett, scoutmaster of Troop 42 .^onsorcd by Garfield RTSA, told the board members and the key fund campaign volunteers at the dinner meeting: “If you could stand with me and see the look in a boy’s eyes when he receives an award at an honor ceremony, you'd know your effort was worthwhile. I wish you could be there. You would see the magic I get to see shining from his eyes.” Reporting a near-record year at camp and expressing appreciation to the campaign leaders, Council President Don Battery termed this year “an exciting time for Scouting in tho Hawkeye Area council.” “The camp has been given a vote of confidence by the public in its response to this campaign,” Battery told the board. “We plan to live up to it and to build Scouting into an even stronger program.” leaders Cited On behalf of the council, Battery presented plaques to key leaders in the campaign. In addition to Pfaff, plaques were presented to Jack Milroy of Vinton, chairman of the campaign’s steering committee, and to Don Goodman of Anamosa, chairman of the Wapsi-Keta district. Plaques also were presented to six Cedar Rapids men — Robert Vernon, chairman of the four-district phase of the campaign; James Coquillette, advance gifts chairman; F. Critz Hahn, Eastern district chairman; Norman Lipsky, public relations chairman; Kenneth Hastie, major gifts chairman, and Howard Cherry, chairman of the Foundations committee. Fred Moore of Iowa City, long-time chairman of the council’s camping committee, was presented a certificate for 25 years of service as a volunteer Scouter. Leslie Grigg of Cedar Rapids was cited for 50 years as a Scouter. KMbMti(tea®* I! Williamsburg Okays Paving Program Special to Th* Gazette WILLIAMSBURG - After considerable agonizing, the Williamsburg city council Monday approved a comprehensive paving program for most of the remaining unpaved streets in town. The decision came on a unanimous vote after the council deleted several blocks from the program. The council also, at a previous meeting, voted to boost the city’s share of the project from 33 percent to 50 percent. This reduced most of the assessments in town by one-third. Remaining in the program are the following streets: State from Wilson west past the high school to Western Knolls subdivision. West from State to Welsh. Maple street from State to Welsh. Henry street from State to Welsh. Welsh from West to Western Knolls. Walnut from Wilson west to the high school property line. Maplewood north one block from State in Evansville. South street from Court to Highland. Alleys behind the north and south sides of the square. Deletions The council deleted eight of 20 blocks in the project, as follows: Maplewood south from the IWV to Holden’s seed plant. Maple from Wilson to Madison. Williams in Evansville. Two blocks of South, from Highland to Franklin and from Elm to Court. Most of the streets deleted were at the request of IOO percent of the homeowners living on them. There was considerable discussion of persons on pensions or a fixed income who might be unable to afford the assessments. The assessments, which will be established at an Aug. 15 meeting of the council, will be paid over ten years. The first payment will be due probably in December and the second payment with first half taxes in 1975. Payments then will follow annually. No Saving City Engineer James Shive told the council that by deleting the eight blocks, the city and residents will not get an additional nine percent savings he predicted on the paving because the smaller project will cost more per unit. The major controversies came over Maple, Maplewood and South streets. Despite foor out of six homeowners being opposed, the council retained Maplewood in Evansville in the pro ngs, there was relatively little discussion about the other streets in the program. The council deleted two of the three blocks on South street after opposition on them appeared unanimous. Paving Schedule Shive set up a schedule for proceeding with the paving project. The council was to meet at noon Wednesday to apj>rove final plans. Bids will be opened by the* council at a meeting at noon Aug. 15. A meeting then will be held Aug. 19 to give final consideration to the bids and probably award a contract. Construction could start any time after that, but probably about Sept. I, with completion in the late fall. The council started out with a 20-block project earlier this summer, and it is now trimmed to 12 blocks, including two alleys behind the square. Elderly Granted 90-Day Tax, Rent Relief Extension gram. Unlike the previous hear- DES MOINES (IDRA) --State Revenue Director Donald Briggs Tuesday granted la 90-day extension to the elderly and disabled to file for special property tax relief under a new Iowa law. The extension will enable persons who may be eligible for property tax or rent relief to have until Oct. 31 to file for the credit. Gov. Robert Ray, in a letter to Briggs, had requested tlhe extension. Although original estimates were that the program would channel some #17 million in property tax breaks to low income elderly and disabled homeowners and renters, applications to date account for about $13 million-. There is a provision in the law that empowers the revenue director to grant an .ex-Elementary principals — “Ad tension of up to three months. “Adminis- ministrative Procedures and Briggs said he has notified  _    and    Law’\|Law’\    Gaylord    Tryon,    Ames, planned to provide all partici-! Paul F. Johnston, DPI financialjexecutive secretary, Iowa Assn. pants with many practical ideas1 consultant; “Public and Humaner Elementary Principals; and concepts.    Relations”, Boyd Shannon, Mon- “public and Human Relations”, Farl Miller DPI director of ticello; “Curriculum Conerns”,!Carl Miles, DPI regional consul-supmiston, will chair the meet-; Stanley Kerr, DPI regional con-;, a n j ; • Curriculum Develop-Cinerin, sultant    ment , James Doud, Cedar tcndent Donald Co* will in-! Secondary principals - “A* Falls, president, Iowa Assn. of mimstrative Procedures and Elementary Principals. State Supt. Benton To Speak At DPI Session in Des Moines DES MOINES — The annual I groups, the Iowa Assn. of School Law , Robert O. Fitzsimmons, “New Administrators Action ■Administrators the Iowa Assn. Des Moines, Iowa, Assn. of Scc- ^ tak” cnr*ncnr<»H hv the iowa Secondary School Principals on(jary Principals; “Public and Dab . sponsored by the ow a and |h# ,owa Assn of Elcmcnta. H u m" a n Rouens", Lacey Department of Public Instruc- ry school Principals.    Spriggs, Des Moines, president, Hon, will be held August 6-7 at Concurrent sessions, running Iowa Assn. of Secondary Prin- Valley high school, West Des through Wednesday afternoon, cipals; “Curriculum Develop- Moines    participants will be divided into ment”, William Hansen, DPI ' State Superintendent Robert lhre.e SrouPs- The ,0Plcs and regional consultant. wiukw Superintendent D. Benton will speak at the moderators. Superintendents trative Procedures opening session at 9:15 a m. August 6, keynoting the sessions troduce Dr. Benton. Group meetings are also scheduled for Tuesday evening, arranged by the co-sponsoring Council Trims Commission Funding Level IOWA CITY — The Iowa City council Tuesday night trimmed back the proposed level of funding for the Johnson county regional planning commission. The commission had requested the city to approve funding on a SI .54) per capita basis, but the council agreed to $1.25 per person. The city’s share previously based on one dollar per capita basis was approximately $46,000. In other business, the council deferred action on vacating a portion of Wolf avenue as a right-of-way for the Veterans Administration hospital. The council indicated it will wait for an environmental impact statement concerning the avenue which is expected within tile next week. As anticipated, the council approved the extension of the agreement with Old Capitol Associates on the redevelopment of the R 14 area. Expert 3-DAY Sarvica on Watch and Jewelry Repair all county and city assessors, county treasurers and revenue department field offices rthat the deadline has been extended and has requested that they do all within their power to notify the elderly and disabled of this new tax relief program. To be eligible for this refund an individual must have been 65 years of age or older by Dec. 31, 1973, or totally disabled. He must also have been a resident of Iowa during the entire calendar year of 1973 and his income, combined with that of other household members, must be less than $6,000. Claimants should submit their claims to the state revenue department for property tax relief reimbursement as soon as possible, Briggs said. The extended filing deadline for claims docs not affect the second installment of 1973 property taxes which will be due on Oct. I, 1974. Any reimbursement not received in time to be applied to property taxes due on Oct. I, will be credited to the third payment of 1973 taxes due in March, 1975. Tops and Jeans Back-to-School Savings! SAVE TO Va AND MORE! Knit tops and jeans, the natural combination for school this year. Buy several of each at this special savings of Vi and more. Choose from a variety of solid colors and some patterns. 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Waist sizes 29 to 40; 30 to 34 inseam. 3 for CHAMBRAY SHIRTS The natural combination with jeans is a 100% cotton or polyester/cotton chambray shirt. Choice of short or long sleeves. Tailored with long tail, white or orange stitching. Sizes XS,S,M,L,XL. 4 44 ARMSTRONG BUDGET MENSWEAR DOWNSTAIRS STORE OWNSTAIR ;

  • Boyd Shannon
  • C.Ib Garrett
  • Carl Miles
  • D. Benton
  • Dale Sawyer
  • Don Battery
  • Don Goodman
  • Donald Briggs
  • F. Critz Hahn
  • Farl Miller
  • Frank Pfaff
  • Fred Moore
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Howard Cherry
  • Jack Milroy
  • James Coquillette
  • James Doud
  • James Shive
  • Kenneth Hastie
  • Leslie Grigg
  • Norman Lipsky
  • Paul F. Johnston
  • Paul Ward
  • Peter Bezanson
  • Robert Lhre.E Sroups
  • Robert O. Fitzsimmons
  • Robert Ray
  • Robert Vernon
  • Stanley Kerr
  • William Anderson
  • William Hansen

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 31, 1974

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