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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                2 The Cedar Bapids Gazelle: Tues.. August 13, 1974 SCHOOL- TEfiCHER CROSS OF THE BETROTHED High Venn District, Belgium, MEMORIAL TO AM ENGAGED COUPLE K'HO DIED IN A SNOW- STORM IN 1871 ON THEH? WAY 70 MAWIASf UCfHSE THE HOMES IN PALEMBANG, 1NDOMES1A, Joint County Adopts Million Budget A total budget of for; -fiscal 1974-75 was adopted by; I the Joint County school system !at its budget hearing Momday' i No objections to the budget1 I were made, and the board ladonted it iinanimoii.elv on RAPIDS, SUPPORTED A CAT K A BASKET ATOP A 24-FOOT LADDER OH HIS CHIM Submitted ty MarK Ettinger, Cedar( Iowa Power Outages, But No Major Damage in C. R The Cedar Rapids metropoli-, trous" if the hail in their vie tan area caught a tail lashing! ily would.havc been larger from the edge of a severe storm' r n r, system which came out of the! KaPlds northwest shortly after 6 p.m. i'nc-' 3215 Johnson avenue N Between 6 and 7 p.m., The reported several holes in sha Gazette weather station record- ed 1.15 inches of rainfall, while at the airport 1.04 inches fell. For the most part, the crash of hot and cold fronts produci wind forces less than wh might have been expecte However, lightning was sever and parts of the city receive pullet-egg size hail during a 1 minute period. Greenhouses No Cedar Rapids greenhouse reported serious hail damagi although several proprietor said it could have been "disas Sewer Bid Is Accepted by Airport Unit The Cedar Rapids airpor commission Tuesday morning accepted the low bid of by the Dave Schmitt Construe tion Co. of Cedar Eapids for a sanitary sewer extension from highway 84 to the airport termi- nal. Bowler Construction of Hia- watha was the only other bidder on the project and submitted a price of Engineering consultant Harold Miller said the low bid was nine percent over the estimate made in April. To be included in the contract is the installation of feet of I of Lease Renewal cloth over outside plants. A Pierson's greenhouse at 18 Ellis boulevard NW sustained few" broken glass panes. Iowa Electric Light and Pow Co. reported two substations h by lightning Monday evenin causing a loss of service for short period to about homes in northeast Ced; Rapids. Both the Coldstream subsk tion and the Park Towne substa tion were hit and went off se vice at about p.m. Restore Service The Coldstream station, whic about customers i he H avenue, Thirty-secon street, Elmhurst drive an Venig road area, was back i at p.m., an IT pokesmansaid. The Park Towne station, serv ng about customers in th Thirty-fourth street, Blairs 'erry road and Council stree areas, was back in service a 07 p.m. The spokesman said there ere also many individual ower outages caused by tree ranches blown down on power nes Officials at Northwestern Bell elephone Co. reported 175 ases of service trouble in the ty as a result of the storm, but o lines were down. Given tenative approval by; the commissioners was the re- traff'c newal of the Airport Parking Co. of America (APCOA) lease for operating the airport parking lot. Lease committee chairman Robert Blythe told the commis- sion APCOA has agreed to pay still owed on its five-year fipprOV6S 6. R, Amended Traffic Sfudy An amendsd contract for study of First and been Williams approved boulevard has by the federal highway administration. The contract for the six-month study must still be signed by the city and by the consulting "firm which will do the study, Wilbur Smith and Associates of Dallas. j Tin- budget represents an es- timated millage of 4.122 on an. (estimated valuation of or a tax asking of Transition The remainder of the budget ironies from state and federal sale of supplies, tuilian. i and miscellaneous sources. With the allowable growth of 8 percent. Joint County 'school officials expect to make the transition into the new area education agency on July 1 in the black. A breakdown by program shows operating expenses to for for research and school services, and for special education and in- jstruction. I Handicapped ment with Systems Inc., (SL'li, to operate the Nel- son school program for ihe pro- foundly handicapped in Iowa City. The- program meets n e w area education agency guide- lines of providing all hand- icapped school-age youth with educational services. Joint County will manage thej staff and educational program and SUI will provide the phy cal facility, financial suppo and transportation. The arrangement will permit a smoother transition from pri- v a t e sponsorship to public school sponsorship next rear when local districts must begin providing for severely icapped students. Lease Agreeemnt Thtf board approved the lease agreement with Trinity I.uther- j WASHINGTON jAl') The j Federal Trade Commission re- ported Tuesday that 1973 cigaret (sales increased four percent over the previous year, the largest jump in 10 years. .More 'significantly, it said, the sale of low-tar cigarets jumped 40 .percent in the same period. 'i The FIX.: said the overall in- icrease- the fifth in a row since :1968. was the largest since the surgeon general's warning on smoking hazards ten years ago. In the commission's statistical C'9arets Jumps 4 Percent in 19C5, when sales rebounded by 32 percent after nosediving in response to the Surgeon Gen- eral's report in 1964 Unit Votes Return TO Standard Black Unit Ends Boycott of Chief WASHINGTON (UPI) The 16 members of the Congression- al Ukitk C'uutus aitciided Piuai- WASHINGTON (API i house subcommittee .Monday ap-; 'proved returning to standard1 ilime for four months this fall land winter io provide brighter i Specifically, the measure which is broadly led uul is likely to pass, would .set b ick 'clocks one hour on the last Sun- day m October ;md forward hour on the last Sunday in classses for the handicapped in Iowa county from Aug. 20 through June 1, 1975. The board gave second read- ing to a sick leave policy for classified staff, which allows two days' sick leave for new employes; 13 days after one year, and one additional day each year, up to a maximum of 18 days. 47 Die, 13 Survive as African Jet i; p p K R V01TA i API At least 47 persons were killed .Monday .when an Air .Mali jetliner jcrashed near here, the govern- jment reported- There were 13 survivors- .lice of boycotting former Presi- jdent Nixon's congressional ap ipearances. Hep. Charles Range! (D-X.Y.l said Ford had called him jd'iy and invited members of the caucus to meet with him. really gone out of his to reach" persons previously alien- ated by the administra- tion, Rangel said. .1 j round daylight savings was en- 'ncted as an energy crisis meas- lire last fall. Want to rent your garage1? A want ad will do it quickly and at low cost. Dial 398-8234. 30 YKAIiS AGO Two armies hammered a wedge be- tween Kast Prussia and em- battled Warsaw while other Russian trtiips drove dtvper into Estonia and Latvia in a drive to chop up Germany's [trapped Baltic armies. Public Hearing On Truck Routes Set Next Month A hearing will be held early next month u> discuss ai- iernaiives to the city's new truck route ordinance. Tli- i< wl'i'ijiilr-jl to start 7 p.m. Wednesday, -Sept. 4. in the .Memorial armory. The truck route (irdmar.ci-. tins ha.-; cunu- under fire from farmers and who claim it puts an unusual hard.-hip on them. They proposed alterna- tive rentes and ihe possibilitv of having sonic routes which are lei'.al for local truck traffic but Engineer .Me! Meyi-r said his department will gather information for presentation a: the public hearing what would have to be done if or more of the alternatives were accepted. Council Asks More Zoo Data Before Decision City councilmen asked ft "nore information Tuesday b ore deciding whether to schei le a referendum on a new zoo. The Hawkeye Zoological soc ty has asked the council t lace on the November electio allot two questions, one auth izing the sale of million eneral obligation bonds t uild the zoo, the other authoriz ng a special one-mill levy t ay part of the operating costs Representatives of the societ aid the council Tuesday that andom telephone survey ha; lown more than 73 percent o ty residents support the idea a new zoo. That, coupled with the fac ate legislation has been passec nabling the city to issue e bonds, has convinced society embers a vote should be held n the proposal. Mayor Don Canney and Fi nee Commissioner Ha haefer said ths council sin" eds information on whether nding attorneys feel the bonds n be sold prior to a test case determine if a city under the w home rule bill can sel. onds authorized under previous 11s. eformatory Inmate Walks Away in C. R. Authorities were searching esday for a reformatory in guarantee by Sept. 1, when" the! Traffic Engineer Mel Meyer mate who was staying at the present contract expires. !sa'd 'he federal agency In the new five-year few significant changes APCOA will increase its the contract as submitted by tee from to and tne cit-v- more than double its annual in- come guarantee to the airport from to Blythe also announced that APCOA is considering increas- ing its parking rates and con- structing a car wash in the lot. The car wash, if built, would be paid for by the airport; 81 per- cent of its revenue would go to the airport. Nearly Complete The commission Tuesday also, a-pproved a lease contract withj the Fred J. Gibson realty firm' for its community service center in the airport lobby. Gib- son will pay monthly in rent for the one-year term of the agreement. Airport manager Roy Jame- sen announced that construction at the airport is 85 percent complete. He. said work should' be completed by the first week' in November. The original completion date of Sept. 1 was extended when the commission decided last month to expand overlay work' at the airport. Adverllwmen! The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. Halfway house, 1234 Fourth ave- nue SE. while looking for a job in Cedar Rapids. Bartholomew Louis Johnson, One change switches the pay-122, formerly of Des Moines ment from a lump-sum cost-plus-fixed-fee basi to a Meyer said the cost of the study 'iis still set a! 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