Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 15, 1974, Page 3

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2 A The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Sun., Sept. !j. 1971 New Machinery for Federal Financing pree bo that under the CD lem.sla- r.._ By Mike Deupree City officials began setting up the machinery last week to enable Cedar Rapids to get in on the ground.floor of a new system of federal financing for local projects. The new system goes into effect Jan. 1, 1975, and was .created by the housing and community development act signed last month by Presi- dent Ford. In theory, the provisions of the new act, abbreviated CD, will let local governments ob- tain federal money wild less red tape and fewer delays, as well as give local officials more control over how the funds will be spent. In a way, CD is sort of a cross between revenue sharing and categorical grants. Like revenue sharing.'the money will come in a block in- stead of in specific amounts earmarked for specific- programs. Like the old categorical grants it replaces, though, CD money will not come automat- ically but only after an ap- plication has been approved by the federal department of housing and urban develop- ment JThe big difference seems to bo that under the CD legisla lion, HUD acts more as a re- viewing agency and less as an administrative agency. IN FACT, if applications aren't acted on by HUD within 75 days of the time they are submitted by a local govern- ment, the applications are automatically approved and that's a switch from the way most federal programs arc handled. There are five basic catego- rical programs that are being replaced by CD: Urban renew- al, neighborhood facilities, open spaces, basic water and sewer facilities, and model cities. The amount of money avail- able to cities under CD varies depending upon 'each city's qualifications (more about that later) but the intent of the legislation is clear. It is te develop viable urban communities, by providing good housing and a good liv- ing environment and expand- ed economic opportunity, principally for low and mod- erate Income people. "I don't think I've ever seen a piece of legislation with such a clear said Elmer Smith, HUD regional Mike Deupree from Kansas administrator City. The emphasis on aiding low governments that the federal and moderate income people government never required of is repeated several times in volunteers Wednesday for those committees, and initial response was encouraging, with about calls the first two days. The committees will de- termine what the needs of their quadrant are. assign priorities to the needs, and help guide the mayor and city council in deciding how the CD funds will be used. "What we're doing is re- quiring a discipline of local Elmer Smith the act; there are five main criteria a city must meet to "obtain funding. A three-year plan for community development must he submitted. A budget for that development must be submitted. A housing assist- ance plan is required. An environmental review of proposed activities is re- quired. A community-wide cit- izen participation system is required. THAT LAST requirement will be handled in Cedar Rap- iris by a group of four com- mittees, one in each quadrant, with about 15 members each. Mayor Don Canney called for How are those estimates made? There are four funding _______ methods provided in the CD Smith said, "that of legislation. To start with, 2 identifying the problem before percent of the total appropria- tion is taken "off the top" for the discretionary use of HUD. starting the program." The CD program has been authorized for three years, and the authorized funds total billion in 1975 and billion in each 1976 and 1977. No money has yet been ap- propriated, and although there is some concern that an infla- tion-minded administration may pare the expenditures, Smith said "we believe the full amount will be appropri- ated." That can be used for disaster relief, new communities and special, innovative, CD pro- jects. Twenty percent of the re- mainder goes to non-metropol- itan areas. The remaining 80 percent goes to metropolitan (cities of or more) areas. Each city is entitled to a certain amount of funding each year, based on population, poverty (double weighted in the fund- It the lull amount is availa- _ _______ ble, the Cedar Rapids share is inS formula) and housing ov- cstlmated at for the ercrowding. first year, the sec- Obviously ________........ ond year and the would result in a loss of funds have beeit'under a competitive which has been very active in various categorical grants but which has a relatively high median Income and relatively little housing overcrowding. For cities like Cedar Rap. ids, a "hold harmless" fund, ing formula is included. It guarantees the city will re- ceive roughly as much annual- ly under CD as it averaged under categorical programs. KVEN SO, as mentioned here in earlier stories, the net effect will be a big reduction in funds to Cedar Rapids about million per year. The "hold harmless" formula is based on the average funding received annually from programs approved between 1967 and 1972. Two of the city's biggest fund-getters, the urban renewal programs, were approved prior to 1967. Unfair? Smith doesn't think so. "Hopefully, the cities were solving some of the problems they had with the money they were he said. "Over the next five years, I'll bet Cedar Rapids will be much better off under the formula system than it would Camp Good Previously it-ported................... Anonymous.............................................. In memory of my husband, Kclsey. sou. and daughter-in-law, from Flossie M. Fry, Oelwein............... In memory of Gladys M. Ilastlf, 1'erry. from "The In memory ol my wife, Kalhryn, brother, George and his wife, Lena from Harry Chambers................................... In memory of our son, Gregg 25.00 Darlyne 25.00 20.00 K. Lam.. LiUlll............................................. In memory of my husband, Kussell. on his birthday, from Rachel Balr, Ml. Vernon............................................... In loving memory ol Clark S. Green, on his birthday, Sept. 13, from his family................................................ In cherished memory of brother Robert F. Mllota from Jan Ilus Lodge No. 51 IOOF................................................. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald'B. Moore................ In memory of Mrs. Floyd II. Wcls and George R. Beyer from Floyd II. Wcis.. 10.00 10.00 10.01) 10.00 third vear. to a city like Cedar Rapids APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT IN NEWSPAPER COURSE "IN SEARCH OF THE AMERICAN DREAM" I wish to enroll at: University of Iowa Tuition Fee Enclosed 00) Course Number Address: Name (Print) Address Instructional Services C-109 East Hall University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242 Social Security Number Birthdate Phone First Registration at University of Iowa? Last Registered at University of Iowa? Has name changed since last registration? Former Name? Enrollment Details for Course The Gazette will begin carrying lectures fur "In Search of Ihe s American Dream" Sept. 29. The course, which can be taken for two hours of credit from the Uni- versity of Iowa, will have 18 lectures. Persons interested in enroll- ing can use the accompanying form and send a check for the tuition along with it. Persons enrolled for credit will also be expected to attend two Satur- day morning sessions on campus after the 9th and 18th lessons are published. Prof. Tom Zynda will instruct under the course number of the American The two hours of credit will be given on Ihe same basis as extension class credit thai does not require the usual uiii- versily admission procedure. A grade will be provided and Ihe credit will lie recorded for future use as an eleclive. The lectures, written by six Writers of lectures will be Kntiert Pcnn Pulityer winner lor fiction with "All the King's two articles; Historian ?vlichacl Kammeii, winner of Ihe 197? award for history, four arti- cles; William H. (loelzmann, another Pulitzer winner, four men, will cover Ihe impact of articles: .lay Martin, professor history on our society, the new world as Utopia, the aspira- tions of the revolutionary era and the progress and change of the Nineteenth and Twon- tielh centuries. The course being offered in The is aimed at three types of readers: those inter- ested in college credit, th Civilization department al the" casual render interested university. Enrollment can be marie now, but will be accepted at any time during the first six weeks of publication. information and the reader who reads Ihe lecture's and sends for the supplementary material to further explore the lopics. Chamber Board Meeting Reports on a variety of ac- latter is co-sponsored by the tivities, including participa- Chamber and Ihe Jaycees with lion in the delegation to Washington, D.C., seeking Amtrak service for Iowa, will be submitted Friday at the first fall meeting of the Cedar Rapids-Marion Area Chamber of Commerce board of diree- lors. Session will be held at noon at the Chamber office. Chamber officials and Mayor Donald Canney were among those who participated in the Washington conference with department of transpor- tation officials last month. It was the first step toward seek- ing approval of an Amtrak train which would use North- western trackage from Chi- cago to Omaha. The Chamber directors also will review the current status of the community center project and will receive a re- port on the Cedar Rapids Charity Horse show. The proceeds going lo Ihe charily foundations of the two groups. President John C. Rice said that final plans also will be mapped for the Chamber's one-day membership cam- paign Sept. 24. Chamber representatives also have been conferring with various stale and national offi- cials about energy problems and other legislative mailers, Rice said, and summary re- ports of those activities will be submitted to the directors. r Elant l-J I (nijrs.iiM.-iiM5.iiiii.su. m f1 EXOTIC and UNUIUAL FOLIAGE 4BLOOMINO P-L-A-N-r.S frtft Cul Flowen For All Occoiioni Everlasting Driod Fall Follago I ylv of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, four arli- cles; Robert C. Klliott, pro- fessor of F.MKlish literature at Ihe University of California, San Diego, one article; Histo- rian Winthrop .Ionian, winner of the Ralph Waldo Kmersuii award, three articles. The lectures will be pub- lished every Sunday in section A "f Till1 Gazelle starling Sept. 211. This is the second such course1 The Gazelle lias carried. The first. "America and tin1 Future ol' was carried last fall and winter. A total of -11 persons enrolled in that course lor credit fnim tiie U. of I. Tile supplementary articles persons hiking the course for credit will need are llu American Dream: Koudci (S4.5II) and American Dream Study Guide (these along with Ihe articles Inui The Giizctle. will serve a> your These can lie ordered by mail fron The New l.ihniry Inc.. PC) Box Hergonfield. .Y.I.. Those onlerin shiiuld send name and ad- dress, a check or money order Inr materials ordered plus 25 cents per copy for handling mailing The courses by Newspaper proKram was developed by University Mxleiision, Univer- sity of California at Sail Diego, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humani- ties with additional support from the Kxxou Education foundation. The course is dis- tributed by Hie Copley News service. Persons wishing additional information can write to Ihe Instructional Services address listed no the enrollment form. Baroness 1st Woman To Get Peace Prize Baroness Bertha von Suit- nor. daughter of an Austrian field marshal, was Ihe first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize Ihe World Almanac miles. She was Alfred Nobel's secretary, and influenced him to establish Ihe Prixes. Her pacifist novel. "Lay Down Your published in had great social impact. Openings on Art Center Tour The Cedar Rapids Art center will sponsor a guided lour to Rome and Florence Nov. 2 to 10. The tour will feature visits to outstanding monuments, museums and. areas thai were the result of the Italian Ren- aissance and Ihe genius of such artists as Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo. The Vatic-en, Ihe Old Ruins, the Coliseum and Pantheon in Rome; tlffm Gallery and the Medici chapel in Florence will be highlights. The group will also visit Ihe II lowns of Perugia and Assist. Reservations can be mado by calling Pat Lawson at the Art center. 366-750.1, by Sepl. 5. The trip is open to both members and non-members. ON. THIS DATE in 1950. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in Washington to begin a 13-day visil to the United Slates. Report Women More Tolerant Social scientists at the Uni- versity of Connecticut have concluded thai women lend to he more loleranl than men when it comes to dealing with ex-mental patients. The researchers reported thai a series of .studies done over a five-year period have shown that normal females more often accept persons with histories of mental ill- ness but normal males lend to reject them. However, Ihe researchers reported, females are just as prejudiced as males when it comes to dealing with ncnous and tense persons. The latest study was con- ducted by Dr. Amerigo Kar- ma, professor of psychology, ind Ili-nry Hagclaucr. a grail- late student from N'orridgc. II. Titled "Sex and Mental III- v The Gi'iiein.silv uf Ke- the study was conr ducted to learn more about (he social consequences of mental illness. Their research was funded by Ibe National Science Foundation's Division of Social Sciences. RA II Voyage Proved Egyptians' Theory RA II. a papyrus reed boat, made a journey from Morocco to the Harbadoes, West Indies, dur- ing By Micn-ssfully completing tins voyage. Thor Ileyerdahl and his seven-man crew demonstrated Ilieir that early Egyptians could hau- reached llus hemi- sphere thousands of years be- fore Columbus and m.n half founded (lie nr Inca rullurcv the World Almanac I 2 3 4 5 b 1 9 10 11 12 13 H 16 17 IS 19 20 21 23 24 25 2b 30 If- a wi'.-k iiuiL' rrleliroliim in of life. and nature. railed Naliuiml Rower cek. J'lin in flnml Iriliiito. >nu In aborted sizes ,-iml assorted In urcall. Notional Flower Week, September 15-21. Brighten every day with flowers and plants. Watch For The Grand Opening of Our 16th Ave.S.W. Flower Shop FLOWER SHOP 1800 ELLIS BLVD. HW FLOWERPHONE 366-1826 Open Monday thro Saturday 8 to MnU Credit Carch Aicrptod he added. Smith was referring to a well-known aspect of programs that have only a certain amount of funding available. If a Midwestern city and an Eastern city both ap- ply for (he same grant, the Midwestern city seldom re- ceives it. The final form of the CD regulations had not been published as this was writlen. There are still many questions to be answered regarding the form applications must take. Other aspects of the new act will probably become appar- ent later. There's a good chance some city departments will have to be reorganized, for instance. Additionally, the new committees in each quadrant may replace special committees set up to adminis- ter defunct programs, such as the urban renewal board and the Oak Hill-Jackson liaison committee. If It works the way it is supposed to, CD could end a lot of the complaints regard- ing the paperwork and "strings" attached to obtain- ing federal funds. At the same time, it will still retain enough federal control to make sure the mon- ey is being spent wisely, ac- cording to priorities set after Ihe average citizen has had plenty of opportunity to give his opinion about what should be done. Most important, it will continue the work of the programs it replaces toward a goal of ending flighted urban areas and providing a better environment ior urban dwell- ers. In loving memory of my husband, our father and grandfather, Albert Banes, from Ella Banes, Gene and Donna Banes and family, Judy and Jim Sankot and family...................................... In memory of J. C. Bcatty from Floyd II. Weis.......................................................... In memory of Edward Dvorak from Golden Rule lodge No. In memory of my husband, Charles J. Jasa.................................................................... 5.00 In memory of Pearl Knauer Kool from Maude Miller, Lisbon................................. In memory of Alberta Ncal from Ernest H. Etzel family........................................... In memory of Alberta Ncal from Hazel and Opal.................................................... In memory of Ike Rosdail from friend and family.................................................. In memory of Elizabeth Smith from Gertrude Phillips, Florence Siggins and Maude Miller................................................ 5-00 In memory of Julia Stefan from Mr. and Mrs. James Blayney, Maqnoketa...........................5.00 Total............................................................... 1974 Budget..................................................... Yet to be raised............................................... i.OII i.OO 5.00 Get Surprise, Order Scrod BOSTON no such fish as scrod in the ocean. the New England magazine, declares. "Scrod" was dreamed lip by a Boston maitre d'. He was determined to serve daily the freshest catch from the re- turning fishing schooners. But it would be anybody's guess which fish would find itself on the lop (if the hold after the boats had been out days haddock, pollack or hake. 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