Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 24, 1974, Page 8

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tees., Sept. 24. 1974 Now! Have your furnace cleaned and checked before cold weather! Your headquarters for 24-HOUR SERVICE Call 364-4626 GARY NOVAK All Makes & Models Furnaces and Air Conditioners After Butine** Hour*: Call 365-5690 NOVAK I  “Serving Coda Heating t Air Conditioning 56 16th Avenue S. VV. “Serving Cedar Rapid* for 39 Years' People like you like Bishops 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 ‘Fl/gglEfy BUFFET • Lindale Plaza CAFETERIA • Downtown Budget at Mercy of Harvest HE DID IT IN IOWA... HE’LL DO IT IN WASHINGTON. Dave 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. Dave Stanley for U. S. Senator Republican By Charles Roberts DES MOINES (AP) - The state 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 executive secretary believes. The board last Friday approved a budget of $502.2 million to finance operations at the five institutions it controls. The budget, and the requested $338.6 million legislative appropriation it contains. are for 1975-77. What the regents tried to do. explained Executive Secretary R. Wayne Richey, was plan for expenses in relation to the state and nation’s current economic outlook, which is heavily influenced by inflation. Economic Health It is also tied closely to Iowa’s economic ^health, which, in turn, depends heavily on how successful farmers in this fall’s harvest and next spring’s planting. A poor harvest could cut dramatically into state government’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 President Ford 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 economic times is that the figures “are our judgment as of this fall for 1975-77,” 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 university instructors at Iowa and Iowa State next year. “There is no question,” Richey said, “that UNI teachers are relatively far behind’’ teachers at comparable institutions and Iowa and ISI The $100,900 that the extra one percent would cost for next year “is a modest recognition of that fact," he added Regents* budgets go through the office of the governor before being scrutinized by the legislature Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Schaben said he is “not against reasonable reaises,” hut 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 favored “sitting down and going over their requests.” Gov. Robert Ray, who seeks re-election, was not available for comment Study Juvenile Reduce Overcrowding DES MOINES (UPI) - A legislative committee studying revisions in the state’s juvenile code Monday recommended a move which proponents believe will reduce overcrowding in the state’s juvenile institutions. The committee voted to take “status” offensives out of the delinquency category and put them into the “dependent and neglected areas.” Status Offenses Committee member Rep. Juan Lipsky (R-Cedar Rapids), said status offenses are crimes like running away, “not minding your parents” and offensives for which an adult would not be charged. She explained that by changing the status 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 think this can reduce the crowded situations in our prisons by this move and other moves we are studying in correcting the juvenile code,” she said.    “We’ve conducted numerous hearings on the subject and plan other changes that we will recommend to the legislature next year.” Jail Count in Iowa Among Lowest In U.S. WASHINGTON (AP)-The 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 100,000 population. The leader was the District of Columbia, which had 563.5 inmates per 100.000 residents. The bureau said Hawaii had 15 inmates per 100,000 persons and North Dakota had 20. California had the most persons in jail with 25,348, a rate of 124 per 100.000 population The study said 64 percent of inmates charged with major crimes of violence were black, the bureau said. It also said blacks comprised ll percent of the nation’s population in the summer of 1972, but 42 percent of jail inmates were black. Forty-seven percent of the blacks had been charged with murder, kidnap, rape, aggravated assault or robbery, the study indicated It said whites Mere more likely to have been charged with forgery, fraud, drug possession or drunkenness. SMK* CitiZM BttMl Cedar Rapids System Telephone 363-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 396-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5996 Iowa Approaches Zero Population Growth Rate AMES (UPI) - An Iowa State university demographer said Tuesday Iowa and the nation are approaching the zero population .growth rate, but population will continue to increase for some time because of the momentum of —" past growth. H C. Chang, associate professor of sociology at KSU, said zero population growth (ZPG) is the rate at which the age, sex structure and the number of population will eventually become stationary. 58 Years “But, the ZPG rate must be maintained at l**ast 50 years to stop population growth.” Chang said. “Some demographers 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 women falls below the 2.11 replacement rate. Population replacement also can he viewed in terms of crude birth and death rates — the number of births or deaths per 1.000 population. Chang said Iowa Figures In 1973, Iowa registered 13.5 births per 1,000 total population, and IO deaths per 1,000. In 1960. the figures were 23.3 and 10.4 respectively. “This indicates the birth rate is slowly converging with the death rate,” Chang said “When births and deaths are on a par, Iowa's population growth will stop, if all other factors remain equal.” Although Iowa is approaching the ZPG rate. Chang said that doesn’t mean the state’s population will become static. The ZPG rate is a replacement rate, bast'd on births and deaths, but future population is dependent on migration of people to and from the state as well, he said. Requirements Are Listed For Top Duties With AEA DES    MOINES—-Require ments for positions of chief administrator and directors of special education for the New Iowa Area Education Agency (AEA) have been released by the department of public instruction. Thirty new educational positions will he 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 that full consideration can be given to all qualified persons. Candidates for the chief administrator’s position must hold a present superintendent’s certificate or meet two of the following four requirements: Five years experience in higher education administration at two or four year college or university accredited by the North Central Assn of Colleges and Secondary Schools or certifed as candidate for accreditation; or earned doctorate in higher education administration Five years experience in special education administration; or earned doctorate in special education or any subs penalty Five years experience in primary or secondary school education; or an earned doctorate in educational administration tor primary or secndary level, and five years teaching at any educat tonal level Five years experience in business or other nonacademic career pursuit, or an earned doctorate in public administration or business administration Contracts will be issued with beginning salary ranging from $17,500 to $27,500 annually For authorization to serve as AEA director of special aeducation. an individual must meet the following minimum requirements. Master’s degree from a rec ogmzed institution. Four years successful pro fessional <*ducation experience. DPI endorsement in one of the special education disciplines or handicapping areas. Training institution's recommendations for certification as a special education supervisor Successful completion of an approved graduate program in the preparation of special education supervision including a special education practicum experience. Resource Center Director Named CORALVILLE - Ka.v Kramer, director of the Midwestern Regional Resource Center, has been named director of a new resource center for the handicapped funded by a $.339,(NMI federal grant. Kramer will direct an Area learning Resource Center for the 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 with state educational agencies within their region to develop media and materials centers for handicapped children and to assist in providing training for persons serving handicapped children. The state 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. ON THIS DATE in 1934, Babe Ruth made his farewell appearance as a regular player with the New York Yankees Atop the Tower Gazette Photo bv L W Word Mary 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. Urge Agency Adoption Handling By Krisfelle Petersen DES MOINES (UPI) - All adoptions in Iowa should he handled by lict»nsed child-placing agencies to eliminate any black marketing in babies, members of a joint legislative study committee were told Monday. For the first time since the legislature has taken up the controversial subject, lawyers Rights Agency Adopts Budget Via Telephone DES MOINES (AP)-Members of the Iowa civil rights commission adopted a proposed $4,(NNI budget Monday by participating in an eight-way conference telephone call. The budget proposal was due in State Comptroller Marvin Selden’s office Sept I. but an extension was granted until Wednesday. The commission was first showed the proposal two weeks ago, approving it but saying the follow-up conference call was needed to clarify some points and social workers agreed that attorneys and doctors should not arrange adoptions. 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 state’s adoption law which was declared unconstitutional last year. Robert Mannheimer. a Des Moines attorney, said doctors and lawyers are too concerned about their patients and clients to have the hest interests 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 department of social services. I submit this step will effectively eliminate any potential black market in children,” Mannheimer said. Representatives of child placement agencies and maternity homes said only quali fied agencies can properly handle the termination agreements required prior to adoption. cope with the problems of the natural parents and conduct the essential preplacement investigations. Smm* Chat* Butat Cedar Rapids System Telephone 363-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5996 Political Advertisement Politico* Advertisement Politico! Advertisement Dave Stanley can make the tough decisions to fight rising prices. 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 ;

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