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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Itaplds Gazette: Krl., Sept. C, Iowa Population Outlook Brightens, No Brain Drain IIV II......1...... II. By Harrison Wobi-r (IDPA1) luwa's linn picture is changing. years, guing hack to Ihc HMIIs, Iowa has experienced a net mil-migration Some puhlicians have referred to it as "brain- drain." the latest figures fnim the U S or Commerce indicate a reversal of Hiiil trend. A R-iiiirl prepared jiiintly by the U. S. Uu- I't'au ul Census anil the records and statistics Ulvlsl......r Iowa departiiienl of health shows Iowa had a net in-migraliun uf persons between and Although it's only a gain of I.I percent, its significance is brought home by the fact that Iowa experienced a nel nut-migration of Illlll persons between I9IIO-7II, iriiilMIII and I7II.IHIO between Hirlhs Down Knnii JOT to (lie slate's population increased by from to (Kill. During this period, there were births and deaths. There has been a dramatic decrease in the number of births In Iowa, from in 11154 lo only in The decrease has been linked to the usage of birth control pills. Meanwhile the number of deaths recorded in Iowa each year has been on the increase, from in 1954 to in 1972. There are a number of reasons fur Iowa's population starling to stabilize. To begin with, the bin migration from the farms appears to have leveled off. Hclwcen 1002 and the number of Iowa farms dec- lined by 23 percent, from to 132.010. Hi-cent Years The farm population, over the same peri- od, declined 21 percent, from in 1902 to in 1972. Hut the decrease has only been a trickle in recent years. For example, from 1971 to 1972 the decline in the farm pop- ulation was only compared lo between 1905 and Industrial development lias been on the lip-swing. In 1973. for instance, a record 25.- 588 new jobs were created in Iowa. Over the period. Iowa's employment in man- ufacturing has increased 34.7 percent. Enrollment in high schools lias increased 15 percent since (he fall nf Mllill, from In Total enrollment in all Iowa colleges and universities has increased 30 percent since 1905 to Much of that increase is at- tributable to area community colleges as their enrollments have soared 175 percent since Ilieir inception in 1905. Statistics In terms of numbers, I'nlk county had the largest net ill-migration from 1970-73 with 2.- 400 persons, followed by Story. Warren. and Dubuquo and lioone counties, each with Conversely, Des Moines county bad the largest net out-migration with 2.000 persons followed by Black Hawk anil Johnson coun- ties, each with Following are statistics for Kuste.ru Iowa counties citing net migration between April 1. 1070, and July 1. 1973: Allaiiiakce, to up Bcnlon. 22.285 to up Buchanan. 21.702 to 21.800, up less than Cedar, 055 to up Clayton, lo 21.- 700. up Delaware, lo up Dubuquc, to up Kay- file, lo up Iowa, to up Jackson, to up Johnson, to up Jones, to up less than Keokuk, In down Linn. to up Powcsh- iek. 18.M to up Tama, to 20.500, up Washington, lo down Wlnncshlrk, to up Decorah Council Ordered To Revamp Water System liy Doris Ahcrn DECORAH _ changes in Decorah's water supply and system will be necessitated soon as the result of an order issued Tuesday by Ihe Iowa department of en- vironmental quality. The Decorah council and other city officials received notice at their meeting Tues- day Unit the city has 00 days in which lo file its statement of intention to comply with the order. According to city Clerk Charles Anderson, City En- gineer Lowell Erdman has al- ready begun a study to de- termine necessary steps to carry out instructions in t In- state department order. Anderson said Ihe project will include modifying present cblorinalion and fluoridalion eiiuipmenl and increasing Decorah's water-storage ca- pacity by 225.000 gallons per dav. Storage Tank According In Anderson, the city's present daily storage is about 750.000 gallons. Envi- ronmental quality officials determined that Decorali's average daily storage needs total around 975.000 gallons. Anderson said Ibis will probably require construction of a new storage tank. The council instructed the cily engineer lo presenl eslimates of costs for Ihe water-storage expansion at the next council meeling. Public hazards resulting from Decorali's present ov- ercrowded sanilation system were emphasized again Tues- day night. A preliminary study, prepared by Wallace. Holland. Kasller. Schmitz. and Co., of Rochester, Minn., underscored steps required to solve the problem. The engineering firm, in en- operation with city officials, will make an application, for a federal grant to help finance design and construction. The cost of this preliminary report, when completed, will lolal The federal gov- ernmenl will pay 70 percent of this cost. 1 Site Selection Actual construction of a new sewage-lrealmenl and sanita- tion plant awaits selection of a site and approval of the de- Library Court Orders Board Payment In Iowa District' courl Judge James 11. Carter' has IOWA CITY The seven-member board of trustees a payment be made by Fred and Opal the East Cc-nlral Dakota 'City, to Library System will mel Marshalllown Savings and day at 7 p.m. in the Iowa Assn., Marsballtown. on public promissory note for real Nellc Neafie. ECRL istrator, said Friday it uf Ihe premises was the first lime the board and tin- mortgage held its regular meeting on Ihe properly, but Iowa Cily. The session will court found that subse- open to the lo action by the bank The board has adopted Matneys moved from the policy, Mrs. Neafie said, with no Intention of holding its regular to occupy the prem- in coninnities throughout ten-county area, Benlon, Cedar, Clinton, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Poweshiek and Tama Foods Course Planned The Easl Central System is one of seven A course districts established by "hillbilly foods" will In- Iowa general assembly as one of the adult eve- year. The two-fold aim is classes here. serve the unserved" by Candill, a product iding library service lo the Kentucky hills, will lie sons who did not students how lu have access lu library corn pone, rebel cake, and lo work toward puppies, stack cakes and ening existing bird dishes. Thomas Suminy of Iowa course is one of eight ty is chairman of the offered in Springville. board uf is served by Kirkwood eollefre Other include bow to strum ON THIS OATH i" 1 guilar. master are welding Vietnamese peace talks resumed, with Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge basic eleelnniics and read blueprints. anew' for humane treatment ad office open S-5 Mon. I'.S. war Fri., until noon Sal. School Days are here again! 1 WEEK SALE! SAT., SEPT. 7 20% Discount On Slide Rules! Ant Keuffel Esser Drawing Sets! Post and Pickctt Wo olio linvo Grade Drafting Supplies Now Open All Day Saturday 8-5 mid Mon. through Friday STANDARD BLUEPRINT COMPANY OF IOWA 7) 1 Soconel Avonuo Cedar Rapids Phono 364-2473 purtmcnt uf (iiiviriiniiiontiil quality. Anderson reported Wednes- day that sites under consider- ation include one between the city limits of Decurah iind the villaKt- of Fret-port, about three miles northoasl of eorali. Anderson and lioyer said that if the Freeport site is chosen, it seems likely the village uf Freeport will even- tually lie in with the new system. The seriousness nf the Do- corah sanitation problem first came til the attention uf the public last April when two northeast Iowa engineering "firms reported their findings In the city council, (ias I.i-aks In those reports, it was pointed mil that gas leaks, infiltration of water inlii the waste trealment plant, and obnoxious ordure over a wide section of Ihe city were mai- lers requiring; immediate study and early action. "A new sanilation system is mandatory." Krdnian said, "because uf Ihe fact that Decorah's population and industrial expansion are now overtaxing the system's ca- pacity." Krdmaii and engineers be- lieve the project will lake a total of three or four years In complete. Officer Other actions uf the council Tuesday night included employment of Myron Torvik as cily building inspector and zoning administration officer at a salary of. a month through setting a safety cominitlee meeling to lake ac- tion on bicycle traffic violations which have become wide- spread; and approving ex- penses for 12 Decorah firemen to attend the firemen's con- vention in Coralville, Sept. 1.1, 14, and 15. Krdman reported that Ihe sewer-installation projecl in Minowa Heights, residential area in the south part of Decorah, has been compleled and is ready for use. Tile Norwegian-American museum's application for permission lo construct sec- ond story balconies, supported by pillars on the sidewalk, was approved. Tin- council stipulated, however, thai Ihe approval was granted on the assump- tion the museum will carry adequate public liability in- surance to rover tile improve- ment. Board Action Aids Outlook for Health Care Unit DECORAH Inauguration of a new health care center at the Winncshick county home took an important step for- ward Tuesday when Ihe board of supervisors voted lo presenl a bund issue for Mho purpose tu voters in the No- vember general election. The board also entered Into a contract with Ihe Carleton D. Bell Co., Des Moines. as fiscal consultant, and retained the law firm uf Chapman and Cutler. Chicago, for Ihe issue. Officials of the buard said the project probably will include construction of a new building on county land at Freeporl. The new building is expected lo house beds, provide four to six rooms as a juvenile detention center, and also provide a day room, u counseling room, and two sleep rooms for juveniles. Presently, juvenile offend- ers are detained in jail cells or in other places where su- pervision is inadequate. Another use for the new building will be as a half-way house for alcoholic rehabilita- tion. The board also approved an auctioneer's license for Fred Scheidel, Ossian, and an offi- cial bond for John Mikkelson. director of the Area One De- velopmental ('enter for Handi- capped Adults. Housing Plans For Oakdale Are Shelved IOWA CITY Plans for temporary student housing on Hie University of Iowa's Oakdale campus ill converted hospital rooms have been shelved. Student government leaders and potential residents hud expressed dissatifaclion wilii Hie idea. Complaints centered on Oakdale's remoteness from Hie main campus and-the lack of adequate transportation for students without cars. Oakdale is about a nle drive from Ihe main campus. Assignment of stn- denls at the facilities had been considered necessary due lo a shortage of dormitory rooms at the U. of I. Officials said late Thursday IfiTsStudents were, slill wailing assignment, lo .'permanent housing. Knwlis in on the wesl campus will be converted iutu dormitory rooms, officials said. Telephones are great for visiting and also the easy way to place a want ad! Prayers for Patty at West Liberty FREE GOBLET with deposit! choice of three elegant styles KUKK with :i deposit in a l-'irsl XtiUotial Siivin.U's Account or Certificate of Deposit. Additional k'oMols available at beautifully reduced prices. Star! your collection today! one free in ft prr I'mnily First National Bank of Marion Ity (inrdiin Hanson WKST UBKUTY. Iowa (Al') Undaunted by the mysterious disappearance of Patricia Hearst, a small church group from this Rast- ern Iowa community continues to pray for her well-being. The prayers began on a dai- ly basis in early March, but are now being held once a week. About 24 persons had gath- ered each noon in the United Methodist church here for one-hour prayer vigils shortly after Miss Hearst, daughter of newspaper publisher Ran- dolph Hearst, was kidnaped. "We feel even more sorry for her family and they proba- bly need our prayers more than ever said Joyce Rowen. 45, a member of Ihe prayer group and mother of four children ages 10 to 20. Kidnaped Feb. -1 Miss Hearst. 20, was dragged screaming from her Berkeley. aparlmenl by members of Ihe Symbioncse Liberation Army on Feb. 4. Mrs. Rowen's husband, James, 45, said when (he daily vigils began that participants were "giving the power nf prayer a real lest." Mrs. Rowen added: "Last August everybody was busy with the county fair Ibal's a big time for fanners discontinued the daily pray- ers. The group, comprised most- ly of farm families, meets every .Sunday night in mem- bers' homes "and we added Patty lo our prayer list there." she said. 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