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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                4 The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Toes., Aug. 13, 1974 i I High Level Support1' Tornado Smashes More than 30 houses in Ryan were at least partial- ly destroyed shortly after 4-.20 Monday afternoon when a tornado ripped through the Delaware county community. The photos here illustrate the devastation at the John Fuller residence. The house was demolished, but the cabinet containing a supply of canned goods was left nearly intact, although it was deposited amid the debris of the house. Million Allocated for Buses DES MOINES The allocation of nearly million to 47 public school districts for purchase of buses to transport nonpublic school students was approved Monday by the school budget review com- mittee. The money comes out of a S2.2 million appropriation vot- ed by the 1974 Iowa legislature as part of a new law which requires public school dis- tricts to provide for transpor- tation of nonpublic school students on roughly the same basis as public school pupils. The allocations provide for the purchase of 144 school bus- es at an estimated cost of 973.289. The committee also tenta- tively approved the future purchase of 105 additional bus- es provided the legislature votes the 81.5 million. Formal Requests Dr. Robert Benton, state su- perintendent of public instruc- tion, said 54 school districts originally had presented their formal requests at hearings on July 15 and Aug. 5 for fund allocations. Ho said (he requests of districts were denied because less than 40 eligible nonpublic students' needed to be transported, or there were no nonpublic schools operating within their boundries. Under the law, public school districts have three ways in which to provide for transport of nonpublic school students. Three Methods They are transportation in a bus owned and operated by the public school district: transportation in privately- owned and operated vehicles under contract; and reim- bursement of parents up to per year per student for a maximum of two students for transporting their own children. Funds allocated for the various school districts imme- diately include: Swea City S38.313: Jesup Keota Ma- quoketa Valley West Delaware Remsen-Un- Okay Private Student Buses The Cedar Rapids Commun- ity school board Monday night agreed to purchase 9 school buses for transporting private school students this fall, using received from the stale. The buses are 1972 and 1973 models, and are required to transport Ihe estimated 800 private school students quali- fying for transportation under the recently passed state law. In an informal work session Monday afternoon, the board also discussed a proposal from Charter Coaches, Inc.. to transport some of the school district's pupils. Charge The firm would use its own buses and charge the school district about a student. the amount (if the school district's cost last year. If Charter Coaches used the school district's buses, the cost would be about S73. Tom Fleckenstein. of Chart- er Coaches, said those figures would have to be adjusted for routes over 50 miles or con- taining fewer than 100 stu- dents. Most school buses run double routes. Board Secretary Otto said one advan- tage to the school district in contracting with the firm would be the district would not have to worry about find- ing the bus drivers. Existing Routes The routes contracted would not necessarily be exclusively private school students. said, because those students will be picked up on existing routes and min- gled with public school stu- dents. He noted that if the state does not have adequate reve- nue to reimburse the district for the private student trans- portation program, the par- ents are to be billed for the cost at the end of the year. He said the district might consider asking the state for additional aid. in lieu of bill- ing the parents Wiedersberg also said Trini- ty Lutheran school will oper- ate its own buses and will be paid by the district. ion Dubuquc Western Dubuque Maurice-Orange City St. Ansgar South Winnishiek Floyd Valley West Sioux 813.800; Waterloo and Sioux City Also, Bellevue Harlan Howard-Win- mshiek 829.200: Tri-Center 812.250; Williamsburg Carroll Turkey Valley Guttenburg Fort Dodge Osage New Hampton Cedar Rapids Benton and Decorah Allocations for the future contingent on the legislature's appropriating include: Woodward-Granger Ames Monticello 600; Jesup Keota 000; Fdgewood-Colesburg 800; Rcmsen-Union Duhuquc Western Dubuque Maurice- Orange City South Winnishiek Floyd Valley West Sioux Waterloo and Bellevue Also Howard-Winnishiek Williainsburg Carroll Turkey Valley Fort StiO.IHIO, Mason City Sla.lidli: Sheldon Le.Mars 5011. Benlon Decorah Algona Bur- lington Fort Madison Diuenport 5fi2.lillH: Sioux Center Ray a V-P Possibility? j By Jerry Mursener MOINKS UT1) 1 Sources close In llm Robert I) lias vint Lite prospe, ts ..i1. i lu' gmrrnur Will III' Seriously considered In bccomi' !lu> iKitnm's via-- president "passed '.hi- wishful thinking stage." i hi1 Mittri'i' saut a quiet driu1 mounted by Republican leaders and ch'se as.sociales ol tilt1 governor has had "sume impact ami we an1 gettin'.: lu Ilu- pinnl where it is gelling kinil uf serious The gou'rnor has support from smile pretty high, leu'lv" Another suiin-r. who been supporting Ray's selt'r- liun fur the No. '1 spin, said 'il U'ast one cabinet member has subiiuiti'd ihc Republican governor's naiiir to President tierald Kurd lor consideration By WVrkend The tit-M indicat- ed las! week he would n.m'e his choice fur ihc uce-presi- dene) b> Hit' coming weekend In additiun to tlw cabinet nu'iiilii'r. sources said Kay's has phut'i! in running by "some other high- ly placed people in Wishing- iun" and "siinii' iiilit'r iTiiurs "I kiiuw (ur a fait thai pli- in Iowa who art1 close lu tin1 President liavi1 alsu unlteii mi behalf ill Kay. said inn' source. Two Invohed Tllfv an- Mary Louise Smith, a fiiriiH-r DCS Monies resident who is ibr naliiinal uniiiiulUf. and HOP Chairman .John McDonald of Dallas Center, who is chair- man uf tin- naliuiuil Rcpub- Ikan slate chairmen's .idu- sury niinmiiuv eight gou'rnors to meet with Kuril mi -.tnssid I lie importance of selecting a former or current gou-rnor AtlKlllg I hose mi s ilsl (.inner New York (HH Nrlsuii HiirkelelU-i and liniiald Ki-a-.-aii California. William Miiliken "I MuliiL-an. Arch Muore uf West Virginia I-V..HS "I Wash- Ihi' "mills ari' now "i I" 1. where lart Thursday tlir> were tu 1 that Bub Kay would be i-hiist'ii." Not Seeking I'ost T'lir goM-niiir. however. liiis indicated he is nn! ai-uu'ly seeking tin1 piisitiun ail'l lias listed si'M'ral Republican governors who would be quail- lied fur tlu' vice-presidential post. Kav. who will lit1 one nl lowans See Favorable Reaction to Ford Talk DF.S M01.NKS (ITI> He- ading Pri'sidi'iit Kurd's spi'ivh tu a joint session uf congress Monday night, liov. Robert Ray said everyone should have reason to believe (he Ford administration al- ready has a sense of direction. Ray said lie felt there was nothing self-righteous about the speech, rather that it was humble but firm. Ford made his first speech before a joint session of congress since becoming President last week. Fresh Air "11 was like a breath of fresh air." Ray said. "Deliv- ered with real hnnest-to-good- ness sincerity." Also reacting to Ford's speech. Sen. Dick Clark (D- lowa) said the President's speech was well received by congress. "1 am confident members of both parties will respond to his call for a truly cooperative approach to the economic situ- ation and other problems we face." Clark said. Responsive Cord Rep. Wiley Mayne, a member of the house judiciary committee who voted against impeachment of President Xixon. said he was sure Ford's approach to congress to join him in getting on with the job "will strike a respon- sive cord with the American people." 'He held out a hand of co- operation and compromise and 1 think most members of congress will accept it." Mayne said. The Democratic candidate for the I'. S. senate. Rep. .lohn Culver, said President Ford's stress on conciliation and co- operation with congress sets an excellent tone and frame- work for action on overriding national problems and espe- cially the ills of the economy. Disappointed However, Culver said he was disappointed the Presi- dent did not recommend any cuts in the "highly inflation- ary defense budget." Sen. Harold Hughes (D- lowa) called President Ford's speech "a message of excel- lent forthrightness, good humor and cooperative spir- it." The senator applauded Mr. Ford's pledge for "continua- tion of our foreign policy, including the new initiative JR070- ROOTER FOR ANY DRAINAGE FAILURE 365-2243 PLAY Traffic Signal Bids Below Estimate OELWElX-Tho city council here opened bids Mon- day night (or a major traffic signal system on South Fred- erick avenue. Bids were S12.- 000 below the estimate. The project calls for signals at the Frederick avenue in- tersections with Charles. First. Second and Fourth streets. The system is de- signed to coordinate and ex- pedite traffic flow. Dickinson Co.. Oskaloosa, submitted the low bid of 839.- 880. Total project cost is set at with the balance to come from improvements to tie made by the city. Projeei is expected to lie completed in December. The council approved purchase of 140 parking me- ters from West Union at a cost of DRIVE SAFELY: Registration for New Students at Shelisburg Set SHELLSBURG Any new elementary students who will be attending Shelisburg Community school are asked to register at the superintend- ent's office during the week of Aug. 19 23. High school and junior high students will register at the principal's office. School is scheduled to begin with a full day of instruction Aug. 2fi. Bus schedule will be the same as last year. Lunch tickets, book rent and school insurance is to be paid at the superintendent's office during the week. Physi- cal examinations for junior and senior high athletes will be given at the school house at p.m.. Aug. 20. All athletes are requested to report at that time. Fees are paid by the school. faculty members arc: Antoinette Fuller, second grade; Susan Medberry. Eng- lish. Spanish and dramatics; .loy Worcester, art: Brendnn Dillon, junior high social stud- ies and athletics. Shelisburg voters will be voting on a 2 mill school house levy at the regular school board election Sept. 111. This is commonly called the 2 mill levy which many "of (he school districts are voting or asking this year of their electorates. It keeps building, play- grounds and remodeling, or renovating of the buildings current. Funds can also be used for site purchases, or [levelopmeiil. FUN GAMES EVERY WED., SAT. SUN. EVENING Montrose Hotel Ooon Open EARLY-BIRD STARTS 7 P.M. Sponsored by tmoiald Knight Drum Bugle Corps and [orrp Courage Now! Have your furnace cleaned and checked before cold weather! Vour headquarters for GARY NOVAK All Makes, Model; Furnaces and Air Conditioners 24-HOUR SERVICE Call 364-4626 After Business Hours: Call 365-5690 MA V A IT Heating Air Conditioning B! W W 56 16th Avenue S.W. "Serving Cedar Kapldt for 39 Yean" with the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. "It is in the area of sub- stance ami basic philosophy that more questions remain unanswered than were an- Hughes said. Americans would agree inflation is the number one problem. But. it isn't real- istic to talk about cutting fed- eral spending significantly without reductions in military outlays where the greatest wastes and excesses are to be found." I'nlikely Despite the apparent sup- pur! lor annul1.! most Inwa Republicans, one Hiurre said it was unlikely that he would in- selected because his ran- dldary [or ginrriiur crucial in the state slate this year The source said "there is lil'.li- doubt that Hay will be .seriously considered. hut now (here is another consideration 1; would just throw state pol- itics into turmoil. This is just loo close to the election." Ray also reccr.i'd support lor th.e vice-presidency after Spiro Atinew resigned, but the source said "a lot of people would be hesitant to lose him off the ticket a few weeks be- fore the election. I do think Kurd will consider Ray. how- ever." Retiring Rep. H. R. Gross says he will suggest that President Ford select Cali- fornia Ciov. Ronald Reagan as vice-president. Gross and Reagan have been friends for more than 30 years since they were a newscaster and sports direc- tor, respectively, at a DCS Moines radio station. Checkoff Referendum Geh 71.2% Approval DES MOINES The state beef checkoff referendum pas- sed by 71.2 percent Monday in elections held in 100 county extension offices across Iowa. The proposal passed by a ti38 vote margin out of 11.786 votes cast. Some 62 counties favored the proposal, and the vote was tied in 10 counties. The referendum raises .the checkoff on fat cattle from 10 to 25 cents per head, continues the 5-cent per head checkoff on veal calves and establishes a new 10-cent per head checkoff on feeder cattle. Strongest support for the proposal came in Sioux county where the plan passed by a 135 to 11 margin. Clarke county turned thumbs down Increase Voted in Student Activity Cost OELWEIN-Board of direc- tors of the Oelwein Communi- ty, school district Monday- night voted to increase the student admission prices at the gate for activities to 75 cents. The previous price had been 50 cents. The board also accepted the resignation of Gerald Falck, social studies, pending hiring of a replacement. A vocational-agriculture teacher. Wayne Duchcr. was hired alter a long search. He will receive SI 1.995. on the plan by a 7 to hfi mar- gin, which was the worst de- feat for the checkoff plan. Thi1 referendum passed in all counties in The (Hixette circulation area with the ex- ceptions of tie votes in Jones, Fayette. Clinton and Floyd counties. Dorchester Man Hurt In Motorcycle Mishap Reis- ner. 22, Dorchester, was in [airly good condition at a Waukon hospital Tuesday being treated for back injuries suffered in a motorcycle mishap Monday night. Authorities said a car turned into the path of Reis- ner's motorcycle and he was forced to slide the machine to avoid the crash. Sept. 14 Date of Springville Bazaar SPRIN'GVlLLE-The Springville SANSI harvest, auction and bazaar is to be held Saturday Sept. 14 begin- ning at p.m. The event is being held to subsidize the social work- program in Springville and Whiltier. Sunday's summer calendar in The Gazette incorrectly re- ported the date of the as Aug. 1-1. HOW TO or How To Improve Your Grades j Without Cheating A seminar course designed to help sharpen study skills. The course is developed for college bound students, career education students, high school students, and those interested in im- proving their reading and study skills. Office of Administrations Kirkwood Community College 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. 5.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa or call 398-5517 CALL, WRITE OR VISIT   

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