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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Odar Rapids Frl., Aug. 9. 1974 Reduction In Millage Seen If Marion Figures Correct By I-arry Tanner A 7.S44 mill drop in taxes fur Marion Independent school owners is in (he (iffiiiK If tin- of ed- ui-ution's budget [inures frmn the 1974-75 year arc eurrecl Last year's millaue rale nf nulls will lie Inwered In if luiard estimates are correct The hnard the budget Thursday following a hi'urmu. No nlijee- Inrs appeared. Tiital budMet adupled was which included the general and funds, (ieneral (nun cxpcn- ditules were estimated at llili.OM. Amount In lie raised liy taxalinn is This includes for the gen- eral fund and in the sehiiulhduse fund. Second Half .Uilin G. Vermin, board president, said the decrease HI millaKe will not show up until the second hall of 11175 at the earliest and possibly not lint 197H. Dr. John Cordes and .la Vos .Johnson of .Joint Count school system gave a delailei report on the changes nen-f sary in the legislative man dale that 15 Area Educatii: Agencies be set up. The 15 AEA units will re place the county and Join County systems. Bnimdar Ines for the AEAs will be thi same as for (he present are; schools. Cordes said since this Join County system is one nf'thi two systems used as a mode for AERA, the change will hi less noticeable here. Jonet county will be added to tin present Joint County systen for the new AEA. No Bids Dr. Clark Stevens, super intendent. told the board bk .specifications have been sen out to contractors for tht Vermin junior high school rooi repair job. In a previous bid letting, IK bids were received. Contrac- tors had indicated they were too busy to meet the Oct. 31 deadline. Bids for the roofing work will be opened Monday at J p.m. in the board offices at Starry school. Bids, if any are received, will be opened at the board meeting mi Thursday at 7 p.m. Duanc Datisnian, busines manager, presented a report on the effect of HF-147H, trans- Sec Women's World in Clas- sified. Patterns, Needlecraft, Sewing Machines, etc. It hap- pens every day! Adv. Estate Sale of Viola Van- talge Saturday Sunday 9 a.m.-fi p.m. Household Items pitcher collection. 3130 Westwood Dr. N.W. Cedar Rapids. Conducted by House of Antiques. Adv. X nice: All advertisements of (Ms type (Marion Locals) must he in The Gazelle Classified Office by A.M. day of publication (11 A.M. Sat. for Sunday. Dial 398-8430 or 398-8234. Adv. Fire Call Marion firemen were called to McUowan boulevard and Twenty-fourth street Friday at a.m. for a pickup truck Firemen said the flames erupted in the truck, owned by Darwin Hopper of rural Spnngvillc after it backfired through the carburalor. The truck had extensive damage to the en- gine compartment, dash board and outside paml. Hack to school sale' Tre- mendous buys on school .supplies. Also off on fab- rics Thursday through Satur- day only. Orphean l.iimled- Varicty. porlauon of non-public school students, in the district Final Decision Hi' said high school students planning attend Uegis and elementary students are involved at St. Joseph's The board decided to make a final decision on how to han- dle the transportation of the "on-public school students at tile meeting next Thursday. Due to scheduling problems and the small number of bus- es owned by the district, tin- board indicated some form nf parent re-imbursement would have to be worked out. Stevens recommended the hiring of Roger llntchinsim as principal at the Longfellow and Washington elementary buildings. Hutchison was a principal at the -North Linn el- ementary school for six years. Larry Twachtmann, who has been serving as principal of the two schools, has been Iranferred to school He replaces Kichard Kviu. uh resigned to accept a post wit the IOWM Department of I'ulil ic Instruction. Hoard policy was change! on meeting day. The regula monthly meeting will be hell on the second Thursday n each month beginning in tuber. The change permits th treasurer lime ID reconsile th books and allow bills rcceivcc on the firt of the month In hi paid in the current monlh. The September meeting wil be helil on Sept. Hi, following the Sepl. Ill board election This meeting will serve boll as a regular and a re-organ ixational meeting which is required by law following ai election. The board approved con- tract modifications fur leachers. Following the regular meet- ing, the board went into exec- utive session to discuss per sound matters. State Office Enters Contract For Health Plan DES MOINES (UPI) (iov. Robert D. Ray's offic announced Thursday lhat th state Office for Planning an ased on the number of stti- lents it can recruit from the state and then establish prac- ice in Iowa. Rites Are Saturday For Terry L. Dennis SHELLSBURG-Funeral services will be Saturday for Terry Lee Dennis, 25, Shells- burg, who died in early Thurs- day as a result of a traffic accident near Cedar Rapids Wednesday. Born April fi, :949, in Cedar Rapids, he had lived in the Palo and Shellsburg areas most of his life. He and Ihe Sue Etten were mar- ried April fi, 1974. in Shells- mrg. A veteran of the Vietnam he was an employe of dwa Steel and Iron. Surviving in addition to his vife are a stepson, Paul; his larcnts, Mr. and Mrs. Earl )ennis; a sister, Mrs. Gordon lull, and a brother, Gary Vnnis, all of Palo, and his natcrnal grandparents, Mr. nd Mrs. William Thompson, Yoy Mills. Services Saturday at 3 at 'urner chapel in Cedar tapids. Burial in Palo come- cry, with military services at raveside by the Palo Amer- Legion post. Kirkwood Board Approves Beef Testing Program Plans for a beef pro- duction testing facility were endorsed by the Kirkwood omiiiunity college board ol director, Thursday night The facility, expected lo be ready lor occupancy by Ort lri, would have a capacity of 2fill head of cattle, according 10 Larry Statler, agriculture department head It would be constructed under a three- year mi-lit. Breeders would be charged about Tin1 cents per pound of gain Statler the fa cihty would allow teachini; animal health and nutrition and money management, but would lake some of the "gam- ble" for Kirkwood out of rais- ing beef The present beef program at Ihe college has been losing money. Director li.A. Jensen sup- ported the concept, saying, "We've had to put out cash to put animals on our lot This facility lets someone else underwrite that operation while reducing the peril to our cash." Supl. Selby Ballantyne em- phasixed the staff would not go ahead with Ihe facility un- less contracts can he con- summated with breeders to support it. Other changes planned by the agriculture department include mining the farm sup- ply warehouse; renting or buy- ing a bin dryer, beam scales, and a stationary mill for 001) tn a year for three years. Statler said the changes would allow the farm to feed back it's own crops, rather than having to purchase feed. "Our feed will lie guaranteed for the production year. That's much safer than being at the mercy of the middleman. About has left our midst this year because we have had to buy he said. Other changes planned are re-conditioning of the present cow lots at a cost of about and purchase of a pole building for an agri-service center, to 0011 yearly under a three-year lease purchase arrangement. Campus May Be Museum Site The Linn county Historial Museum Assn. intends lo make a presentation to the Kirkwood Community college board of directors regarding tlie possible construction of a museum on the Kirkwood campus. Supl. Selby Ballantyne told the board Thursday night the association is searching for a site for a permanent building. In a letter to the associa- tion, Ballantyne cited advan- tages of a Kirkwood localion for the museum, including >ro.ximity lo highways, closed circuit television production facilities, use of the grants off- ice, and facilities of Iowa hall .0 be completed this year. Roger Donnelly, immediate last president of the associa- ion, said the Kirkwoori loca- ion is "purely a proposition" this time. He said plans for fundrais- ng have not been formed yet md emphasized the project is mly in "the lalking Oelwein Council Votes Fund Request OELWEIN-Thc Oelwein ci- v council voted unanimously I its regular meeting to apply nr a contract with the Iowa mployment security com- lisssion for funds lhat would o towards hiring a city on- ineer and sewage treatment perator. Prior lo the vote. Mayor cwis Hull said thai engineer- ig costs for Hie city had to- illed and that it be more economical In ire a city engineer. Funding, if received, would minnl lo for six ninths which Ihe city could iiply lo Ihe engineer's salary. Million Linn-Mar Budgef Wins Approval DRIVE SAFELY: "Fabrics and Sewing" A "SPECIAL INTEREST" Section In The Cedar Rapids Gazette Wednesday, August 14 Of interest to all who fashion their own clothes or do Knitting Needlepoint Crewel Upholstering Draperies etc. A complete do-it-yourself guide you'll want to SAVE for Ihe long winter evenings ahead. By Dale Kuctrr I The school dis- j trut board of din-dors Thurs I day nijjhl approved a million Inid'jrt for I he W71 -75 M'huoi Year, and rented ;i for of private srhuol students on a rontrartua! basis. The proposed '.Uneh ren-r.T'! .vi patrons dunlin a [julthr hear IIIH session, will iar> ujih enrelhnenl changes m 'Jji- month anil final aetion tin- sla'e i-oiiiiilrolli-r 1.inn-Mar offiruls said the budget is lied lo an enroll- ment iirojedion ul lUMi pup- ils, up li.'l from actual enroll inent last year This would put the I.inn- Mar per pupil eosi for Ihe eomniK year al IK cum- pareil lo SI.1142 for Ihe past school year. The amount ol budget increase is controlled by the slate. Bus Srrvlce lliil Van .Nest, president of the St. Joseph's Bus Assn., formally presented a lo (he district fur contracting bus service instead of usiiiL' public school buses. A recent attorney general's opinion said Iowa's new law pruviditiK for transportation of non-public students prohibits public school buses from district lines, but Mich students to lie Han-ported a< ross (listric! lines by other types of trans- portation. Last year. Van St ..i-.-re bused, and an additional m were transported (rum Manon to Heuis Inuh si-h-.'i! S! seph s is in tlie Marion seh'iol I'edar Kapids district Tom I'eifer. of the St 1'ius X Bus Assn said he in- terested in :i similar arranue- fin St I'm- -tudenis who live in tlie Linn-Mar dislncl Kulinx Tlie general ruhnu aisu held thai public school districts must luir, contract for transportation services for students Ihe opinion said, ii lilt- stale reimbursement is prorated, then Hie public school districts must colled the unpaid trans- portation cost from tin- non- pulilir students' parents. Linn-Mar Supt. Dr. LeRoy Kruskop expressed apprehen- sion about collection of costs which may not bo not cou-rcd by state funds. "How do you feel about eollcdinn such lees ahead ol time''' he asked Van Nest. an Most said he would an- ticipate no payment problems based on his expeeuce with the SI. Joseph's Bus Assn. The attorney general's off- ;i i- ruled that parents ol iioiipiililie hit'h school students ran be reuniHirsed up to ?XO a for transportation cost-'. '.'.Ml: ceil for transportation nf nonp'ibhc SHI- it, Kruskop said he expects at tile Am; meet- mi: The proposed fund budget (operations) h. illiliiOli Ullil'- till' -M ilOt.Ioui.sl fund (capital is si :i million. No Contingencies Kruskop said "There no in tills budget He said every dollar of income to Hie district is ImilL'cted. Tile superintendent said the financial on school districts is especially acute tor districts such as Linn-Mar. The district is line of about Hill i" Inwa which has steady or fjrowinK enrollment. More than :llill public school districts have dediiiinK enroll- ment. Kruskop provided the board with the following per pupil cost breakdown lhat went into the budget formulation: Admlnistratieve costs, per pupil, up over lasl year; instructional costs, S7K5.57. up S54.H8; tran- sportation. J58 48. up MO OH; fixed charges, up S1.1K9 operation and main- tenance. up 58. Other schtol services. I1S.44, up community services. down 3K cents, capital outlay. up IX; dents service. down 411 cents, transfers. S'.' fill, down and federal Is Deceiving 'Ahlle the new budget calls for an estimated nullajje rate of based on proiected assessed in tile district uf SKI..) million, the null drop from last year is deceiving Kruskop explained that due to tin- IX-inonth proi edure forced by a stale- wide i in Iri'in a calendar tn fiscal ba- sis. ihe drop won't lie noticeable to taxpayers until Hi tulicr of 1H75. HEW! 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