Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 9, 1974, Page 10

Cedar Rapids Gazette

August 09, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa r Af    VwSt    •    '    •*'/' ' '!V y v\#£ p. WW V *|3L»' J /V. S' * *4 *r irinzm «• ti ; i .*»• J. »..    . ' "ft rf >) I rn v'V *.#; v f ' r "if *f - ? I The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Auk. 9, 1971 Kirkwood Adopts Budget Bridge Work Progresses This was the scene in Prairie du Chien, Wis., recently as construction crews placed one of the first girders in the east channel of the new Mississippi river bridge. Three cranes assisted in placement as steel workers atop the adjoining girder made the connection. The south main span girder also is in place. Low water hampered work on the Wisconsin side a few days, but work quickly returned to schedule. By Judy Daubeamier A $9 4 million operating budget for 1974-75 was adopted by the Kirkwood Community college board of directors Thursday afternoon following a public hearing at which no objections to the budget were made. The $9,419 139 budget is an increase of about $14 million over last year’s $7 9 million figure. No tax increase is required for the budget The increase will Im* funded from increased aid and tuition A three-quarter mill levy on property, the maximum community colleges may levy, raises about 7 percent of the budget Other sources of funds include student fees. $134,825; slate general aid, $2,172,155; state vocational aid, $784,581; other state aid, $578,821; federal support, $2,833,WH); sales and service, $87,279; other income, $12,981, and balance from unrestricted funds, $117,-330 Tuition I p About $1,947,787 is expected from student tuition, up about $801),OOO from last year’s tuition income The increase is due to a $10 per quarter tuition increase and the expected enrollment of 700 high school students in the new pre-career programs. Expenditures during the year are projected as: $797,828 for liberal arts and sciences; $2,484,023 for vocational-techn ical education; $1,523,019 for adult education; $2,284,981 for activities related to instruction, $727,450 for administration, $535,885 for student services, $203, UMI for learning resources; $777,193 for physical plant, and $105,900 for research, grants, and development Director Wayne Newton of Luzerne praised Supt. Selby Bal lardy ne for reducing expenditures for administration by $50.0(H) Ballantyne said the decrease was due to the elimination of some administrative positions. Student Applications On a percentage basis, instruction accounts fur 75 percent of the expenditures, administration 8; physical plant 8; student services 8; learning resources center 2; and research and development I percent. In other matters, Jim Miller, head of admissions, reported the number of new student applications for the fall quarter is about 50 behind the number received at this time last year. About 1,853 students have applied, compared to I -704 last year Miller predicted the number of students would meet or exceed last year’s total by the time registration ends. Marland Room At the request of the wood Faculty Assn., the Kirk- board Waukon Man Dies in Crash LANSING — Hamlin Otto right suit Weber, 80. of Waukon. was fatally injured in a one-car accident which occurred seven and one half miles north of here on highway 25 at 2:25 p.m. Thursday. Weber was alone in his van traveling north when he apparently lost control on a curve. He ran off the road on the went back across the highway and hit an embankment on the left side. Weber, who had operated an appliance business in Eitzen, Minn., moved to Waukon in February. Services will be Monday at 1:30 at the Reformed church in Eitzen. Potter-Haugen of Caledonia. County Must Rezone Bridges MARENGO - The Iowa county board of supervisors was told that 88 out of 122 bridges recently inspected by a consulting engineer will have to be zoned for light loads, probably next week. County engineer Nord S. Iowa County Supervisors Vote To Delay Acceptance of 149 Soeciol lo The GozeMe MARENGO - The Iowa county board of supervisors has delayed for at least three weeks any decision on final approval of agreement with the Iowa state highway commission on accepting six miles of old highway 149 into the county road system. The decision came in large part because supervisor Dale R. Mayberry of Williamsburg, is on vacation. However, a significant factor in the decision was the unanimous opposition to the agreement expressed at a hearing held Monday night at the courthouse Questioned Move Supervisor Delmar Wetjen questioned whether it would be “suicide” to go against the unanimous opposition to the diagonal proposed by the state for relocated highway 149 between the Amana exit on interstate 8(1 and Homestead. Wetjen said he was speaking both of the opposition expressed by the witnesses at the Monday hearing and also a small group of business men who met with the supervisors earlier privately. However, county engineer Nord S. Sorensen continued to urge approval of the agreement, saying he is afraid the highway commission will abandon plans to build relocated highway 149 Sorensen said if these plans were abandoned, he would have no recourse but to imme- Hoover Centennial Saturday Schedule WEST BRANCH — Saturday’s schedule of events for the Hoover Centennial activities being held at the Herbert Hoover National Hisotoric site is as follows: 1:09—Sunrise Service, Gravesite of Herbert Hoover, a Boy Scout function to which the public is invited. 18:31—Wreath laying at the gravesite of Herbert Hoover. 12:00—VIP lucncheon at West Branch high school gymnasium 2:18—Centennial ceremonies, north of the Hoover gravesite. featuring Secretory of the Interior Rogers CB. Morton. Welcome and introdution—-Ronald Walker, director of National Park Service, introduction of guests, presentation of gifts,; 451st army band musical selection, presentation of deed by Duane Arnold, president of Hoover Presidential Library Assn.. Chicago Children’s Choir, introdution of speaker by Gov, Robert Ray, and address by Morton 8:38—Boy Scout campfire ceremony at West Branch country club diately seek supervisor ap proval of a resolution to pav the Inroad because of the extremely high traffic count on that road now. Wetjen said he is opposed ti the diagnal proposed by tin commission, and might vote against the county-state agreement on this basis. It was noted in the board meeting that no one except state highway engineers has ever supported the diagonal proposal, although some have acquiesced in it in order to get the road built Not on Board Wetjen was not on the board of supervisors when the agreement was worked out with the highway commission in June. Former supervisor Theodore R. Lane attended one of the negotiating meetings, then had resigned and Wetjen had not yet been appointed when the agreement was finalized. The agreement basically calls for the county to take highway 149 from 1-80 to U. S. 8 into its road system when the relocated section of highway 149 is built from 1-80 to Homestead. It also calls for the county to accept highway 411 north of Marengo and highway 209 from 149 into Conroy into the county system. These two roads would Im* taken back after repairs are made to them. The state also would give the county $2IMMMMI in cash in lieu of further repairing or rebuilding existing 149 A check every month... as long as you live GUARANTEED RETIREMENT INCOME FROM MODERN WOODMEN Sorensen presented a report from Powers-Willis & Associates of Iowa City to the board Tuesday. No action was taken this week pending Sorensen’s detailed review of the report. The report brought the supervisors even closer to a proposal for a $5 or $8 million bridge bond issue that may Im* brought to the voters this fall The Powers-Willis report recommends that 88 of the 122 the firm inspected over the last couple months should Im* zoned. Of these, 3(1 of the bridges will be zoned for five tons or less. This includes: 14 for five tons or less; Two for four Ions or less; Five for three tons or less; Nine for two tons or less. Sorensen noted that most cars are two tons or more in weight. The remaining 58 of the posted bridges w ill Im* for over IO tons. Supervisors    chairman    i Laurel J. Haas said there is j no differentiation between five I and ll) tons in order to avoid I confusion over what bridges a j school bus may cross. School ; buses weigh about eight tons. Sorensen’s report brought more discussion about the possibility of a bridge bond issue. This might be submitted to Iowa county voters on the November general election ballot. A representative of a bonding firm was in Marengo Tuesday to talk with the supervisors. The supervisors have been considering a $5 or $8 million bond issue for repairing the scores of sub-standard bridges in the county. There already were 8(1 bridges posted for light loads iii the county before Tuesday s report. There also were over IO completely closed either from flooding or because they zeroed in federal bridge inspection, Some of these are being replaced out of current fuiMiing. Many are being delayed, or the roads leading up to them are being closed, too. The Powers-Willis firm inspected the bridges in seven of the 18 townships in the county, including Dayton, English, Fillmore, Greene. York, Troy and Pilot. The Howard Green Engineering Co. of Cedar Rapids has the other nine townships in the county, and is expected to file its report before Sept. I. Sorensen said he doesn’t expect much better news from that report. The supervisors said they want to meet with township trustees on a township-by-township basis when the reports are in so the trustees can hear the presentation of the engineers on the reasons why bridges fail inspection, and then ask them questions Vinton Council Defeats Airport Bond Proposal VINTON — The Vinton city I council defeated a proposition j to start preceding* to sell bonds for the airport and j improvement project at its I Thursday night meeting The council split 3-3; with Lagrange, Ronimann and ' VanEschen voting yes and Geiger, Schoonover and Wood opposed. The five-member airport commission head recommended a plan to the council for purchase of land grading on an east-west runway and re-location of the terminal building. This would Ik* phase one of a 20-year airport improvement plan and would have cost the city an estimated $25.-8(H). A part of the council felt the city should Ik* laking ahead at the long range plan and the benefit to the city. The others felt the citizens of Vinton would object to their money being spent for airport improvement when there were so manay other things the city needed. The council finally agreed to offer the airport improvement to a vote of Hie people and City Attorney Ben Fischer was instructed to investigate this angle and report at the next council meeting. Public safety committee Chairman Warren Geiger reported on his committee meeting with the Benton county board of supervisors on a federalized system of handling emergency calls. At the present time the sheriff’s office has its own system and the ambulance, fire and police calls are handled at the niuniepal power plant. This system has been m-feffective at times and all four agencies agreed to a plan whereby a 24-hour service would be handled by trained radio operators. The location for this would In* the county jail and the county and city would share costs. This plan received unanimous approval of the council and the various agencies will now precede to work out tilt* various details. The council passed an ordinance which would require the board of adjustments to publish notice of hearings. The ordinance states the time and place of hearings with a showing of the legal description and street address of the property and a brief statement of the relief requested to Im* published no less than . five days before the hearing Merlon H. Krumrel 216 Wtnd»o« Or NI C*Uof 8 <*>«*» Iowa Phone 377 OO77 modern woodmen OF AMERICA Fraternal UU Inturanta Home OOH# - Wand, Hll«*l« FREE GO with $50 deposit! GLASSES $1090 as low as    IV Your $19 90 glasses includes clear lenses (impact resistant), and choice of frames from a large selection of latest styles Your choice of three elegant styles - ERFE with a qualifying deposit in a First National Savings Account or Certificate of Deposit. Additional goblet* available at Itcautifully reduced prices. Start your collection today! (Limit, one free gift per family.) voted unanimously to dedicate a room in Iowa hall to the memory of Bill Marland, a Kirkwood instructor who died on campus earlier this year. Representatives of the faculty said a survey of faculty showed them all to he in support of the idea. They suggested that a symposium or lecture room be chosen John Blong, director of business affairs, told the directors biwa hall is still scheduled to be completed by Dec. 1. with occupancy set for one month later In other site matters, the hoard endorsed a site on the northwest corner of the campus as the location for a wastewater treatment training facility. Wastewater Facility The 38 feet by KH) feet building will Ik* constructed with a $250,(HH) federal grant, with completion set for Jan. I The plant will hook into the city sewer, use water for laboratory purposes, then return it to the* sewer. The northwest corner location was chosen in order to reduce the amount of piping needed if the plant were located farther away from the city sewer line. Director Robert Davidson of Mechanicsville and Newton voted against the location. Said Davidson, “I’d rather buy more pipe than set the plant on what I think is the prime site on campus.” Kirkwood May Market Welding Books and Films Kirkwood Community college is moving toward completion of agreement with a welding equipment manufacturer to market the college’s modularized welding instruction films and textbooks. Supt. Selby Ballantyne told the board of directors Thursday night Miller Welding Co., Appleton, Wis., the world’s largest manufacturer of welding equipment, would market the welding materials nationally and internationally for the college. Kirkwood would receive 8 percent of the net sales in return for giving Miller the right to the materials. Ballantyne said if a sizable amount of money were to lie received from sale of the course, the funds could Ik* used to build a metal building for the welding program, which has outgrown its present space in Linn hall. The board authorized an agreement with instructor Derrell (’. Lw-khart, who developed the welding course materials, whereby D^khart assigned his ownership of the materials, valued at $1(1.(KHI, to the Kirkwood Foundation. Ballantyne indicated if the* college were to receive a large amount of money from its agreement with Miller, it ought to renegotiate the agreement with Lockhart Final testing and revision of the welding instruction materials is expected to Ik* done this fall. The hoard also endorsed a plan to add additional storage space in the welding area at a cost of about $3,5(H). In financial affairs, the hoard authorized payment of $135,775 in regular hills, and $328,399 in interim bills A $744 change order in the contract of Rinderknecht Associates for sit'* development work on Iowa hall was approved by the hoard The board also approved payment of the following amounts to contractors for work on- Iowa hall: $5,080 for Hockenberg Fixture and Supply Co.; $13,050 for Universal Climate Control, Inc.; $28,728 for Acme Electric Co.; $21,504 for Modern Piping, and $119.-925 for Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Guttenburg Diabetic In Good Condition (i U TT E NBIRG—Harvey Horstmann, 88, of Guttenburg, was reported in gowl condition in the Guttenburg hospital Friday after the diabetic, who had been missing from his home since Sunday, was found Thursday Search parties has been called off Wednesday, hut a Guttenburg resident, Robert Wilson, and several other persons kept up the search on their own. Wilson’s dog scented Horstmann in brush about a mile from his home. Council Asks Resignation Of Mayor WAUKON - Members of the Waukon city council have asked Mayor Robert Streit to resign Councilman Frank Young read a letter at the Monday night council meeting, in which he charged Streit’s lack of cooperation with the council and “discontent” the mayor had caused the council and town. Streit, however, stated he would not resign, and in turn charged council members with acting without passing resolutions arid told them to “stop doing things by the seat of your pants.” Twelve residents attending the meeting also spoke in favor of the resignation. Tension between the council members and mayor have increased in the last few weeks since Streit filed suit against City Clerk Mildred Rolf, charging her with paying city funds without the authorization of the council or mayor. That case is still pending in magistrate’s court. C.R. 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