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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar fiaplds Gazette: MSB., Aug. 12, U74 Scoufs At West Branch: Military-Like Atmosphere WEST BKANt'H-Over 5.0UU hoys pitched their tents on the rain-siKlden fields of two West Branch farms Friday after- The scouts also participated in the b a.in sunrise service in remembrance of the late President and the '1 p.in offi- noon, and in a few short hours clal cereiiinny in Ins honor AN ESTIMATED PERSONS heard Interior Secretary Rogers Morton at the observance of late President Herbert Hoover's 100th birthday anniversary Saturday in West Branch. This crowd shot shows the speaker's platform the cupola in center of the photo. Events Listed for Benton Employes Get Pay Increases West Liberty Fair WEST UKEKTY Grandpa Jones, star on televi- sion's "II1" Haw" series, will be (he featured ampitheater attraction Monday nif-ht at the 122nd annual fair here. The run (if the fair, which ends Wednesday, in- cludes such attractions as stock car racing on Tuesday and harness racing Monday. Two performances of the Barnes C.A. rodeo will be presented Wednesday after- noon and evening. Two tractor pulls are also scheduled. An- tique tractors will compete Tuesday afternoon while stock and modified tractors vied for an SI ,800 purse Sunday. Children's Day and Senior Citizen's Day are scheduled Monday. Children under and those over 65 will be admitted free at the outside gate. Reduced rates on rides will also be offered. Open class beef cattle, dairy cattle and sheep will be judged all day Monday witli open class swine to br judged on Tuesday. The junior swine and sheep shows are slated for Monday. Naming of the grand champi- on market beef will climax the junior livestock shows at the conclusion of the beef judging on Tuesday. 1 15th Anniversary Celebration Is Set WATSON The Hath year celebration Aug. 18 of the Old Stone church near Watson will feature a noon basket dinner on the lawn followed by an ec- umenical service at 2 p.m. Special speakers this year will be the Rev. Luella Koether and the Rev. Janet Surdam, co-pastors of the Giard United Methodist church. VINTON The lienton the fiscal year rather than county board of supervisors January as previously done, has announced that fifty-seven He also said the cost of liv- county employes have re- sn high that it ceived pay increases. necessary to give the rais- The 39 roadmen received at this time. The next pay- pay Koosts effective July 22, hike is scheduled for July of and the office personnel's 1975. raises were effective Aug. 1 Raises of per year ON THIS DATE in 1941, were given to the county as- President Franklin D. sessor and deputy assessor- Ruusevclt and British Prime and to the county engineer Minister Winston Churchill and assistant engineer! The met at sea to draft the Atlantic BEING A FAIR QUEEN can be rough, but 1 973 West Liberty fair queen Claire Nichols, Stockton, admitted the accident wasn't part of her royal du- ties. "I was moving furniture and dropped something on my she said. assistant to the assessor re- ceived a pay raise of per month. The 12 clerks received rais- es of a month. The mainte- nance engineer received a pay hike of monthly. The roadmen received a 30 cent hourly rate raise, bring- ing the base pay ranges up to to hourly with longevity added. The starting pay for the new road crews is per hour but will be raised to per hour .at six months and to the base wage of the employe at the end of one year. Previous- ly the starting wage was an hour and at the end of six months. In addition, the hours to be ivorked weekly have been set at 45 during the period March to Nov. 30 and 40 hours for he period Dee. 1 to Feb. 28. hours worked over 40 will )e paid time and half. The last pay hike was in armary of this year. .Clarence chulze, supervisor, said the najn reason for the hike at his time is the fiscal year egins in July and the su- ervisors have decided to have ay increases to coincide with charter. Iransfornied a seelion nf roll- ing eorn fields into a military- like encampment They came from all over Iowa and six other slates to attend the first Iowa Boy Scout ramporce. Kach troop moving in from the staging and holding areas picked uut a section of either the Star or Kaglc campsites to call their unit's own, and sep- arated il from olher Iroops with lent arrangements, sur- veying stakes or standards bearing ribbon honors won by the unit They came "for a chance to get hack lo nature and for the fellowship of other said one Waterloo Kagle Scunt. Federal Invitation Bui they also gathered near Ihe VVesl Branch boyhood home of Herberl Hoover on invitation of Die Hoover Na- tional Historic Site ID partici- pate in Saturday remembr- ance services at the Hoover jjravesitc. A few hours before the a.m. wreatli laying ceremo- nies. Die mobilization units organized the scouts [or a march inlo West Branch to the gravesite. Color in (amp Amid the army drab of tents and scoutint' uniforms sparkled troop flans, banners and standards of award rib- bons. And everywhere there were scouts; milling, building, repairing, and cooking The boys thcmsohcs were in chaw of all aspects of Ihcir temporary ramp life They gol some help, though, from the army reserve and national guard who installed latrines anil water buffalos. set up headquarters and com- munications posts, and provid- ed round-lhe-cluck doctor and nursing service Military-Like .lack Bishop, one of the scouting officials in cnarge of administration and security, didn't like to think of it as a military set-up. "11 is military-like, but Dial has to lie when there are boys coming in from all over- There has to he some rogi- menlalion. "Otherwise each leader would have his own ideas of how lo do things and it would be chaos." Necessity was a test of the scouts' preparedness as bad weather offered a few tests of ingenuity. Slippery Trip In dry times the uMi-nt to Star camp would have been simple, but the rains turned the slope into a mudslide al- most imjMissible to The scouts had risen to the occasion, though, and con- structed a rope pull that made the climb an easy process. "People always ask me why I am in Jack Bishop said. "When I look back at all those tents and all those I guess thai is the reason why." A total of 51 park rangers and other personnel from 25 states and the District of Col- umbia were on the job at the Hoover Centennial celebration beginning last Tuesday. They were assigned here on the assumption that President Nixon would accept a long- standing invitation to address the Saturday audience on the 100th anniversary of President Hoover's birth. Included in the 51 are secur- ity personnel from regional offices: Harold Thompson, Glen Fauble and Phil Turner of Nebraska; Dave Essex of Colorado, and Willie Lemay of the District of Columbia. Also, six horse mounted pol- ice. Ed Carlson, Rocky McCreight and Dwight Hamil- ton of California; James Cutler of Maryland; Edward John of .New Jersey and Henry Illert- berger of Pennsylvania. Also, these rangers: T.ny Cook and David Clark of Missouri; Joe Cayou of Minnesota, Fred Fagergren of Iowa; Dennis Turay of Ne- braska. Alexander and Tom Wylie of Utah; Jim Protto and Malcoin Berg of Wyoming; George Phillips of Montana; Itodney Harrison and Ben- jamin Armijo of New Mexico: Berme Kobbins, Terry Gross and Larry Widdifield of Ar- kansas. Michael Stevenson, Will Casavant and Oliver Goring of New York; John Daley of Maine; Dennis St. Aubin of Massachusetts; William Au- bertin, Larry Clark, Darrell Cook and Robert Todd of Washington state; Gayle Chancy of Nevada; Paul Thompson of Arizona. Benjamin Ladd, Douglas Morris, Andrew Gifford and Timothy Setnicka of Califor- nia; Dan Hostler and William Durant of Pennsylvania; Wil- liam Moore, Richard Saun- ders, jr., and Trent Taylor of Virginia. 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