Tuesday, August 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., August 13, 1974 iBelieve Ii A SCHOOLTEACHER .IM CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUPPORTED A CAT IN A BASKET ATOP A 24-POOT LADDER BALANCED ON HIS CHIN Submrtted by Mark Ettinger, Cedar Rapids, Iowa THE HOMES IN PALEMBANC, INDONESIA, ARE IMMERSED IN NATER EVERY TIME THE TIDE RISES Power Outages, But No Major Damage in C. R. The Cedar Rapids metropolis trous” if the hail in their vicin-tan area caught a tail lashing ity would have been larger. from the edge of a severe storm' Cedar Rapjds Greenhouses , Joint County Adopts $63 Million Budget A total budget of $6,382,951 for; The arrangement will permit fiscal 1974-75 was adopted by a smoother transition from pri-the Joint County school system v a , e sponsorship t0 public Sale of Cigarets Jumps 4 Percent in 1965, when sales rebounded by 3 2 percent after nosediving in response to the Surgeon General’s report in 1964 at its budget hearing Momday night. school sponsorship next, year when local districts must begin No objections to the budget providing for severely hand-were made, and the board {capped students, adopted it unanimously on a roll    . call vote.     Lease Agreeemnt The budget represents an es- board approved the lease timated millage of 4.122 on an ,agreement with Trinity Luther- estimatcd valuation of an church of Conroy to use $874,496,306, or a tax asking of     06 classrooms,    the kitchen, $3,604 478    gymnasium and playgrounds: Transition    ^ or developmental center! rj,,    .    .    .    .,    . . . classses for the handicapped in The remainder cl the budge , owa coun , from comes from s ate and federal j , hrough Jun / U975 . sources, sale of supplies. tuition     The board ve    d rcad . ind mriiiwus sources. ,     (0 a sick h ]cavc llcv for With the allowable gr„ w h c| b    I • actor of 8 percent, Join County;, d . , k , for new WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission re-i farted Tuesday that 1973 cigaret | sales increased four percent over the previous year, the largest jump in IO years. More {significantly, it said, the sale I of low-tar cigarets jumped 40 percent in the same period. The FTC said the overall increase- 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 supplement to its annual report to congress, it said cigaret sales for 1973 totaled $584 7 billion-The biggest previous jump was system which came out of the northwest shortly after 6 p.m. Between 6 and 7 p.m., The Gazette weather station recorded 1.15 inches of rainfall, while at the airport I 04 inches fell. For the most part, the crash of hot and cold fronts produced wind forces less than what might have been expected. However, lightning was severe, and parts of the city received pullet-egg size hail during a 15-minute period. Greenhouses No Cedar Rapids greenhouses reported serious hail damage, although several proprietors said it could have been “disas- Sewer Bid is Accepted by Airport Unit The Cedar Rapids airport commission Tuesday morning accepted the low bid of $46,950 by the Dave Schmitt Construction Co. of Cedar Rapids for a sanitary sewer extension from highway 84 to the airport terminal. Bowler Construction of Hiawatha was the only other bidder on the project and submitted a price of $48,810. 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 1,140 feet of eight-inch pipe and the removal of 700 feet cf existing pipe. Lease Renewal Inc., 3215 Johnson avenue NWL reported several holes in shade cloth over outside plants. And Pierson’s greenhouse at 1800 Ellis boulevard NW sustained ‘‘a few” broken glass panes. Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. reported two substations hit by lightning Monday evening, causing a loss of service for a short period to about 2.500 homes in northeast Cedar Rapids. Both the Coldstream substa tion and the Park Towne substa tion were hit and went off service at about 6:30 p.m. Restore Service The Coldstream station, which serves about 1,100 customers in the H avenue, Thirty-second street, Elmhurst drive and Wenig road area, was back in service at 6:52 p.m., an IT spokesman said. The Park Towne station, serv ing about 1,400 customers in the Thirty-fourth street, Blairs Ferry road and Council street school officials expect to make the transition into the new area education agency on July I in the black. A breakdown by program shows operating expenses to be $ 7 0,4 64 for administration; $1,460,279 for research and school services, and $4,852,208 for special education and instruction. Handicapped The board approved an agreement with Systems Unlimited, Inc., (SUD, to operate the Nelson school program for the profoundly handicapped in Iowa City. The program meets new area education agency guidelines of providing all handicapped school-age youth with educational services. Joint County will manage the staff and educational program, and SUI will provide the physical facility, financial support and transportation. Council Asks More Zoo Data Before Decision City councilmen asked for more information Tuesday before deciding whether to schedule a referendum on a new zoo. The Hawkeye Zoological society has asked the council to place on the November election ballot two questions, one authorizing the sale of $3 million in general obligation bonds to build the zoo, the other authoriz ing a special one-mill levy to pay part of the operating costs. Representatives of the society back In service at toId the council Tuesday that a areas, was 7:07 p.m. The spokesman said there were also many individual power outages caused by tree branches blown down on power lines. random telephone survey has shown more than 73 percent of city residents support the idea of a new zoo That, coupled with the fact state legislation has been passed' enabling the city to issue Officials at Northwestern Bell j the bonds, has convinced society Telephone Co. reported 175{members a vote should be held cases of service trouble in the:on the proposal, city as a result of the storm,    but!    Mayor Don Canney and    Fi- no lines were down.    I nance Commissioner    Hal Schaefer said the council still needs information en whether bonding attorneys feel the bonds can be sold prior to a test case Given ten alive approval by "" a T' u ™ ,'■'7.'' lur a .to determine if a city under the the commissioners was the re” i ,ra . „. s . of „ F ‘ rst    ho ™     ru 'j     b ‘" can , sel1 newal of the Airport Parking Co I a VVllhams boulevard has bonds authorized under previous of America (APCOA) lease for a PP™ved by the federal ! hills. operating the airport parking highway administration lot.    The    contract for the six-month Reformatory Inmate I/ease    committee    chairman     stud >’ must stl h be signed by    the    Walks Away in C    R Robert Blythe    told    the    commis-     clt y and by the consulting firm     7 sion APCOA has agreed to pay which will do the study, Wilbur Authorities w r ere searching $80,000 still owed on its five-year Sm ‘ th and Associates of Dallas. Tuesday for a reformatory in- Traffic Engineer Mel Meyer I mate who was staying at the said the federal agency recom-i Halfway house, 1234 Fourth ave-mended few significant changesj n ue SE, while looking for a job FHWA Approves C. R. Amended Traffic Study An amended contract for a guarantee by Sept. I, when the present contract expires. In the new five-year proposal, APCOA will increase its guarantee from $450,000 to $700,000 and more than double its annual income guarantee to the airport from $60,000 to $130,000. Blythe also announced that APCOA is considering increas- set at $20,000 ing its parking rates and con- . ls entirely federally funded, structing a car wash in the !ot.; he sald ' “ wouW be any cost The car wash. if built, would be overruns they occur. paid for by the airport; 81 percent of its revenue would go to the airport. Nearly Complete The commission Tuesday also approved a lease contract with the Fred J. Gibson realty firm! for its community service center in the airport lobby. Gibson will pay $125 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. I was extended when 1 the commission decided last month to expand overlay work at the airport. in the contract as submitted by in Cedar Rapids, the city.    Bartholomew'    Ix>uis Johnson, One change switches the pay- 22, formerly of Des Moines, ment from a lump-sum to a failed to show up at 9:30 a m. cost-plus-fixed-fee basis, but Tuesday for a ride back to the Meyer said the cost of the study house Johnson, described as black. 5, feet 7 inches and 150 pounds,! was serving a ten-year sentence; for breaking and entering. Advertisement The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. Living Letters C    TUESDAY.    Aug.    13th,    7:00    p    in. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD employes; 13 days after one year, and one additional day each year, up to a maximum of 18 day*. 47 Die, 13 Survive as African Jet Crashes OUAGADOUGOU, U P P E ll VOITA (AP) - At least 47 persons were killed Monday when an Air Mali jetliner crashed near here, the government reported There were 13 survivors- Black Unit Ends Boycott of Chief WASHINGTON (UPI) - The 16 members of the Congressional Black Caucus attended President Ford’s speech to congress Monday, reversing their practice of boycotting former Fresh dent Nixon’s congressional ap - pearances. Hep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said Ford had called him Monday and invited members of the caucus to meet with him. “To me, the President has really gone out of his way to reach” persons previously alienated by the Nixon administration, Rangel said. Want to rent your garage? A want ad will do it quickly and at low cost. Dial 398-8234. Unit Votes Return To Standard Time WASHINGTON (AP) - A house subcommittee Monday approved returning to standard time for four months this fall and winter to provide brighter mornings. Specifically, the measure which is broadly supported and is likely to pass, would set back clocks one hour on the last Sunday in October and forward one hour on the last Sunday in February This would leave the country with four months of standard time instead of six months, which was the law before year round daylight savings was enacted as an energy crisis measure last fall. 30 YEARS AGO - Two Red armies hammered a wedge between East Prussia and embattled Warsaw while other Russian troops drove deeper into Estonia and Latvia in a drive to chop up Germany’s trapped Baltic armies. Pub! ic Hearing On Truck Routes Set Next Month A .public hearing will be held early next month to discuss al Itematives to tin* city’s new truck route ordinance. The hearing is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Memorial armory. The truck route ordinance, passed this summer, has come under fire from farmers and parts of the trucking industry who claim it puts an unusual hardship on them. They have proposed alternative routes and the possibility of having some routes which are legal for local truck traffic but not through traffic. Traffic Engineer Mel Meyer said his department will gather information for presentation at the public hearing concerning what would have to be done if one or more of the alternatives were accepted. 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