Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 24, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Tues., Sept. 24, 1974 Budget at Mercy of Harvest a By Charles Roberts DES MOINES (AP) The slate board of regents' budget of more than a half-billion dollars is at the mercy of such factors as Iowa's fall harvest and the success of spring planting' the board's execu- tive secretary believes. The board last Friday approved a budget of million to finance operations at the five institutions it controls. The budget, and the requested million leg- islative appropriation it con- tains, are for 1975-77. What the regents tried to do, explained Executive Secre- tary R. Wayne Richey, was plan for expenses in relation to the stale and nation's cur- rent economic outlook, which is heavily influenced by infla- tion. Economic Health It is also tied closely to Iowa's economic '.health, which, in turn, depends heavi- ly on how successful farmers in this fall's harvest and next spring's planting. A poor harvest could cut dramatically into state gov- ernment's income, and poor planting conditions next spring could warn of further economic hard times. But Richey said if it is clear in a few months that Presi- dent F'ord will be able to slow inflation, the legislature may want to consider trimming the budget asking to reflect that. The difficult thing about budgeting for the next two years in these chancy econom- ic times is that the figures "are our judgment as of this fall for he explained. Both the regents and members of their staff have expressed concern that the legislature may balk at a proposal to increase the pay of University of Northern Iowa teachers and scientists 13 percent. Pay Boosts The plan is to add one percent for UNI teachers to the 12 percent requested as an average pay boost for univers- ity instructors at Iowa and Iowa State next year. "There is no Richey said, "that UNI teach- ers arc relatively far behind" teachers at comparable in- stitutions and Iowa and ISU. The that the extra one percent would cost for next year "is a modest recog- nition of that fact.." he added. Regents' budgets go through the office of the gov- ernor before being scrutinized by the legislature. Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Schaben said he is "not against reasonable but indicated he did not know yet if the 12 and 13 percent increases fell into that category, His concern is that "not a dollar is being wasted." The state senate minority leader fcvored "sitting down and going over their re- quests." Onv. Robert Ray, who seeks re-election, was not available for comment. Study Juvenile Code; Reduce Overcrowding DES MOINES (UPI) A legislative committee studying revisions in the state's juve- nile code Monday recommend- ed a move which proponents believe will reduce overcrowd- ing in the stale's juvenile institutions. The committee voted to take "status" offensives oul of the delinquency calegory and put them into the "dependent and neglected areas." Status Offenses Committee member Rep. Joan Lipsky (R-Cedar Rap- said status offenses are crimes like running away, "nol minding your parents' and offensives for which ar adult would not be charged. She explained tint u; changing the slalus of offen ses. many young women mat are currently being held at institutions like Mitchellville would not be "put in prison with persons serving serious crimes." Reduce Crowding "We Ihink Ihis can reduce Ihe crowded situations in our prisons by this move and other moves we are studying in correcting the juvenile she said. "We've conducted numerous hearings on the subject and plan other changes lhat we will recom- mend lo the legislature next year." Jail Count in Iowa Among Lowest In U.S. WASHINGTON U.S. census bureau says Iowa had one of the nation's lowest jail populations in 1972. A study by the bureau showed Iowa had 19 persons held in jails per popu lation. The leader was the District of Columbia, which had 563.5 inmates per residents. The bureau said Hawaii had 15 inmates per persons and North Dakota had 20. California had Ihe most per- sons in jail with a rate of 124 per population. The study said 64 percent of inmates charged with major crimes of violence were black, the bureau said. It also said blacks com- prised 11 percent of the na- tion's population in the summer of 1972, but 42 per- cent of jail inmates were black. Forty-seven percent of the blacks had been charged wilh murder, kidnap, rape, ag- gravated assault or robbery, the study indicated. It said whites were more likely to have been charged with forgery, fraud, drug possession or drunkenness. Cedar Rapids System Telephone 363-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5996 Iowa Approaches Zero Population Growth Rate AMES (UPI) An Iowa State university demographer said Tuesday Iowa and Ihe na- tion are approaching the zero population growlh rate, but population will continue to increase for some time be- cause of the momentum of past growlh. II. C. Chang, associale professor of sociology al ISU, said zero population growth (ZPG) is the rate at which the age, sex structure and the number of population will eventually become stationary. 50 Years births or deaths per pop- ulation, Chang said. Iowa Figures In 1973, Iowa registered 13.5 births per total popula- tion, and 10 deaths per In the figures were 23.3 and 10.4 respectively. "This indicates the birth rate is slowly converging with the death Chang "When births and deaths are on a par, lovm's population growlh will slop, if all other factors remain equal." Although Iowa is approach- ing the ZPG rate, Chang said "But, the ZPG rate must be that doesn't mean the slate's maintained at bast 50 years to population will become static. The ZPG rate is ment rale, based stop population Chang said. "Some demogra- phers say the rate must be maintained 70 or 75 years to reach ZPG." He said Iowa could reach ZPG earlier, however, if the number of children per wom- en falls below the 2.11 replace- ment rate. Population replace- ment also can be viewed in terms of crude birth and death rales Ihe number of a replace- on births and deaths, but future popula- tion is dependent on migration of people lo and from the stale as well, he said. Atop the Tower Requirements Are Listed For Top Duties With AEA DES MOINES-Requirc- menls for positions of chief administrator and directors of special education for the New Iowa Area Education Agency (AEA) have been released by the deparlmcnl of public instruction. Thirty new educational posi- tions will be open Oct. 7. or shortly thereafter when the AEA replaces the county and joint county education boards. According to DPI officials, the requirements are listed now to insure thai full consid- eration can .be given lo all qualified persons. Candidates for the chief administrator's position must hold a present superintend- ent's certificate or meet two of the following four require- ments: Five years experience in higher education administra- tion at two or four year col lege or university accreditec by the North Central Assn. of Colleges and Sccondarj Schools or certifcd as candi- date for accreditation; or earned doctorate in higher education adminislratiion. Five years experience In special education administra- tion; or earned doctorate in special education or any subspecialty. Five years experience in primary or secondary school educalion; or an earned doc- torate in educational adfmin- istration for primary secndary level, and five years .caching at any educational level. Five years experience in business or other non-academ- c career pursuit, or an earned doctorate in public admin- stration or business admin- stration. Contracts will be issued beginning salary ranging from to annual- ly. For authorization to serve as AEA director of special aeducation, an individual must meet the following min- imum requirements: Master's degree from a roc- institution. Four years successful pro- fessional educalion experi- ence. DPI endorsement in one of Hie special education discip- lines or handicapping areas. Training institution's rec- ommendations for certifica- tion as a special education supervisor. Successful completion of an approved graduate program in the preparation of special ed- ucation supervision including a special education practicum experience. Resource Center Director Named CORALVILLE Kay Kramer, director of the Mid- western Regional Resource Center, has been named direc- tor of a new resource center for the handicapped funded by a federal grant. Kramer will direct an Area Learning Resource Center for Ihe Handicapped, one of 13 throughout the United States. The center will serve Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, North and South Dakota. The center will work wilh state educational agencies within their region lo develop media and materials centers for handicapped children and to assist in providing training for persons serving handi- capped children. The stale department of public instruction received funds for the center from the U.S. office of education under Title VI of the education for the handicapped act. Marv Roster and Kevin Kippert, both of Vinton, have climbed the parapets of the main entrance to the state men's reformatory at Anamosa to help clean up the structure. Residents cleaned the cell block area buildings last year, and now the D.C. Taylor Co. of Cedar Rapids, has been contracted to improve the appearance of the main administration building. By Kristelle Petersen DES MOINES (UPI) All adoplions in Iowa should be handled by licensed child- placing agencies to eliminate any black marketing in ba- bies, members of a joint leg- islative study committee were lolcl Monday. For the first time since the legislature has taken up Hie controversial subject, lawyers ON THIS DATE in 1934, Babe Ruth made his farewell ap- pearance as a regular player wilh the New York Yankees. Rights Agency Adopts Budget Via Telephone DES MOINES Members of the Iowa civil rights commission adopted proposed budget .Mon- day by participating in an eight-way conference tele- phone call. The budget proposal was due in State Comptroller Marvin Seldcn's office Sept. 1, but an extension was granted until Wednesday. The commission was first showed the proposal two weeks ago, approving it hut saying the follow-up confer- ence call was needed to clarify some points. and social workers agreed thai attorneys and doctors should nol arrange adoplions. The Adoption Laws Study committee has scheduled a two-day hearing at which some 30 experts will give their opinions on necessary reforms of the slate's adoption law which was declared uncon- stitutional last year. Robert Mannheimer, a DCS Moines attorney, said doctors and lawyers are too concerned about their patients and clients lo have (he best inter- ests of the child "uppermost in their minds." Furthermore, he said, they are not qualified or likely to counsel or deal with the problems of unwed mothers. "It is time the state of Iowa officially recognized this by writing into law the limiting of the handling of independent adoptions to licensed child- placing agencies and the do- partmenl of social services. I submit this step will effective- ly eliminate any potential black market in Mannheimer said. Represenlatives of child placement agencies and ma- ternity homes said only quali- fied agencies can properly handle the termination agree- ments required prior to adop- tion, cope wilh the problems of the natural parents and conduct Ihe essential pre- placement investigations. Senior Citizen Cedar Rapids System Telephone 383-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5996 Politico! Aduorliscmoi your furnace cleaned and checked before coSd weather! Your headquarters for GARY NOVAK All Mokes Models furnaces and Call 364-4626 Air Conditioners After Business Hours: Call 36S-S690 Heating Air Conditioning 56 16th Avonuo S.W. "Serving Kapldi for 39 Little people like Bishops because eating out with Mom and Dad makes them feel grown-up. And they particularly like the special attention they get from a Bishop Children's Hostess. Bishops is a place people like. People like you. YOU'LL FIND WE'RE JUST A LITTLE BUFFET Lindalo Plaza CAFETERIA Downtown President Ford asks us to vote only for the candidates who will make the tough decisions to cut the cost of government, restrain federal spending, and fight inflation. We must remove the big spenders who control our Congress. Dave is determined to cut wasteful spending and he's free to do it. Nobody but nobody has any strings on Dave Stanley. He is the only Iowa candidate for U.S. Senator who refuses to take any money from any pressure group. Daye Stanley has worked hard in the Iowa Legislature to help Iowa achieve a balanced budget, a treasury surplus, and no state debt. Dave's Iowa experience proves he will help President Ford In his battle against high prices. HE DID IT IN IOWA... HE'LL DO IT IN WASHINGTON. for U. S. Senator Republican ;