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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                4A 1 Rapids Gazette: Sept. 12. 1974 I I Rail cars lie piled on one another after an axle failure caused 35 cars of a 70-car Illinois Central Gulf train to derail and tear up two blocks of track in Rockwell City. Spokesmen said it may take three days to repair Wednesday's damage because some 600 feet of tracked was ripped from the roadbed. The train was bound for Chicago from Council Bluffs. Must Attract Customers Firms Oppose Ad Rules My HoKcr Unehan DKS MOINES (UPI) Representatives of two Iowa natural gas firms said any proposed advertising and promotional practice rules adopted for public utilities should include special consid- eration for their companies. The remarks were made at an Iowa commerce commis- sion hearing on proposed modifications to the utilities' uniform system of accounts. The modifications include the requirement that political, promotional, institutional and rate justification advertise- ments he taken from the prof- its. Business Expense The order also proposed that conservation, environ- mental, consumer informa- tional, load factor and fran- chise advertising be allowed as business expenses not taken from profit. The commission staff Wednesday also made an al- ternative proposal to the ac- counting rules that would place a disclaimer at the bottom of any print ad or the end of any electronic promo- tion stating what percentage of the advertisement's cost is included in consumer utility rates. G. .1. O'Brien, director of rates and research for North Central Public Service Co., told the commission the posi- tjon KUK companies in Iowa is unique because there are only three utilities which deal solely in natural as distribution. Need Advertising He explained there are al- ternatives to natural gas, such as propane, oil, electricity or coal for heating homes. He argued that natural gas dis- tributors need promotional advertising to attract custom- ers. He said to promote the re- tention of current customers is not enough "because slowly but surely we are going to lose customers. As we lose sales, rates increase." Dick Main, vice-president of the Peoples Natural Gas divi- sion of Northern Natural Gas Co., said seven million deci- sions will be made this year by builders and consumers to choose between natural gas or other heating fuels. "We are in a unique posi- tion but not so unique that we don't need to Maine said. DCS Molnes-arai consumers showed strong support for utility advertising, with 09 percent In favor of the adver- tising, 23 percent opposed and eight percent with no opinion. He cited another portion of the poll which indicated more than 75 percent of the persons polled want more information mi rates and called the ad- vertising spending "valid business costs." Public Interest Also represented at the hearing with two public in- terest groups, the Iowa Stu- dent Public Interest Research Group (ISPIKG) and the Citi- zens United for Responsible Energy Skip Laltner of ISPIRG told the commission his group be- lieves utilities are trying to mold rather than follow public opinion. He suld current utili- ty practices will hurt the Iowa environment. "It is no longer in the publ- ic interest to promote the use of resources and he said. Michael Hoffman of CURE said his group discourages promotional advertising and added that promotional expen- ses should be expenses taken out of profits. Board Denies Admittance For Expelled Student By Harrison Wchcr DES MOINES (1DPA) State commerce commission Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand has maHr a case study of moving grain from Dubuque to New Orleans, by three modes of transportation. To begin with, there is a substantial difference in the mileage between those two points. It' is 977 miles from Dubuque to New Orleans by highway; miles by rail- road, and miles via the Mississippi river. Utilizing the most efficient facilities available within each mode. Van Nostrand said it would cost 87 cents a bushel to truck the grain to New Orle- ans, 26 cents per bushel to move it there by rail, and less than 16 cents a bushel to move it there by barge. Now for the manpower requirement per bushel in the Dubuque to New Orleans movement. "Since the barge people tell us it takes about 50 days to make the round trip, loaded going down and dead-heading back, I have converted every- thing into 50 Van Nostrand explained. "The barge people would tie up 11 people moving bushels, so each man would move bushels. Each of the two men involved in the truck operation would move bushels in the 50 days, and each of the IS men committed to a grain train operation from Dubuque to New Orleans would move 78.- OflO bushels during the 50-day period." Van Nostrand, whn also is chairman of the Iowa energy policy council, said he found the horsepower efficiency of the engines committed to each of these modes to be "quite interesting." Each of the 300 horsepower in the truck moves 59 bushels in a 50-day period; each of the horsepower dedicated to the barge movement would move about 390 bushels; each of the I2.IKIO horsepower used on the unit train would move about 115 bushels. "The energy efficiency nf these three modes is quite important and it will be far more important in the months and years he said. "Sinro approximately 24 percent of all the energy' consumed in the United States, and in Iowa, is used in transporting goods and peo- ple, revision of transportation practices provides the most promising cushion in adapting those secure supplies of ener- gy to the legitimate needs." One gallon of diescl fuel, he said, can move 1.84 bushels of corn from Dubuque to New Orleans when it's burned in a truck, but it can move 21.7 bushels when 'used in a barge operation and 40.6 bushels when fueling a diescl train. TO BUY THE HOUSE YOU WANT Why put your home-owner dreams on ice? Our savings plans, with the highest rates allowed by law, will let you warm up to that house you want and melt those mortgage payments when the time comes. Mon. thru Thurs. 9 a.m. Til 4 p.m. Fridoyi 9 to 6 i Drive-up windows Men. Ihrg Thuri. 9 a.m. to p.m. Fri. 9 to 6; Sat. 9 o.m. to 12 STATE lour Family I2f) JfiJh SW bv f-.II.M IOWA The Imva city school board Tuesday night refused to re-admit Sthan Fox to Central junior high school. He had been a pupil in the sixth grade last year when the board temporarily expelled him for allegedly disrupting classes and the educational enprocess at his school. The boy, son of Stephen and .lane of Iowa City, has been diagnosed as hyperactive and hyperkinetic. Petition The board Tuesday said it would not act on the parent's petition to return Ethan to school until after the psychia- trist's evaluation of the child is completed and submitted to the board. Ethan's father, said he would file a request in U. S. district court in Des Moines requesting his son be admit- ted to school as soon as possi- ble. Approve Contracts In other business, the board approved contracts for 000 for additions and improv- ements to the Helen Lenime school. This amount was over school estimates, the disparity in cost being attrib- uted to the inflationary spiral. Independence Returns to Restricted City Parking INDEPENDENCE On a unanimous vote Tuesday night the Independence city council moved to return to restricted two hcur parking for the city's two main parking lots. The action was taken on the request of several downtown merchants. In August the council acted to remove all restrictions from the two city parking lots in both the Security State and Farmers State savings bank blocks. The merchants felt that removing the time restriction in the parking facility created a loss nf traffic turn-over, resulting in less business to some. Ticket Violators Mayor Robert Blakesley said the Independence police department has been instruct- ed to ticket all violators as a measure to enforce the parking restrictions. In other action the council accepted the resignation of Donovan Harland, council- man, who is moving outside the city limits. No action was taken to replace Harland at the meeting. An agreement was made with .lesup to allow Clair Mill- er, Independence waste treat- ment operator, to run tests 'and manage the sewage de- partment at Jesup on a part time basis. Jesup will pay 000 annually to Miller who currently earns hourly at Independence. Both cities will have the option to cancel the contract with 30 days notice. Hire Employe Councilmen also agreed to hire a third employe for the treatment plant her0 The council unanimously voted against another propose.! made by Jesup officials ask- ing the Independence police communications center to handle dispatch calls for their police department on a 24 hour basis for per month. It was the opinion of the council that the local dispatch- ers were too busy to handle additional duties. B 0 SECOND REGISTRATION FOR SATURDAY EVENING CLASSES COURSES SCHEDULED FOR FALL 1974 AND OPEN FOR ADDED ENROLLMENTS: REGISTER FOR SATURDAY CLASSES on SEPTEMBER 14 (between 8 and 12) Aspects of American Civ. (Images or the 16 The American Indian (North American Indian) Women's Roles: Cross Cultural Perspective Individual Instruction in College Level Advertising Theory Planning Advanced Concepts I Psychological Aspects of Women's Roles Counseling for Related Professions Making a Vocational-Educational Choice European Schools (Others' Schools 8 Ours) Introduction 10 Statistical Methods Computer Applications to Individualized Instruction Contemporary Scene in Fiction (Man Woman in Modern Hovel) Women in Literature (British 8 American Women Writers) Understanding Fiction Understanding Poetry Problems in Human History (The Image 8 Realities of Authority) Parent-Child Relationships Basic Photojournalism Techniques Motor Development of Children. Political Parties Constitutional Low 8 Politics Elementary Psychology Attitude Change Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Roll of Therapeutic Recreation in Rehabilitation Faith, Doubt, Suffering (Death 8 Dying) j Child Care Centers: Development 8 Administration Women; The Hope for Social Change? 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