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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Tin- Cedar Kapids Krl., Oct. I. 197-1 5_ Determine Roil Problems: Iowa Selected for Pilot Study lly (iiirdun Hanson DKS M01NKS liiwa has IICCH sHcctcd lor a fnlcr- ally-liindcd pilot study to Imiiinc! its railroad p'rul'ik-ms lo uuidc olhi'r states in Uu-ir transpiirtiitiim needs. Study results will he used nationally to holster fallcriiiK railroad systems, federal Railroad Administrator .John Int-raiii told a news eonfer- eia-e in Des Moine.s Thursday. lie said Iowa was chosen for the project because "there is no question that state HUVITII- nienl in Iowa understands the importance and effect of railroads on the state and will set a fine example for the rest of the nation." llescarch Needed InKi'am said the Iowa re- search is needed because the federal Department of Trans- portation "is trying hard lo develop a national transporta- tion policy. "Freiiuently, such policy falls Into what some cynical people in Washington call a Glance into the Obvious." He said there are no plans for federal fnndlnK of ailing railroads based on study rec- ommendations, but "some- body should put on paper what the railroads should do. He- suits of the study will be in- valuable to the rest of the states." He said the study "should be a hallmark for improving transportation systems from coast to coast." Conlnn-1 Signed Under terms of the contract signed by stale and federal officials, the Iowa DOT will conduct the study, subcontracting the research lo Iowa Slate university and Fire Destroys Granf Wood Home in I 973 Thursday morning fire destroyed the boyhood home of Grant Wood, located three miles east of here off highway 64. The house presently was being rented by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Siebels from Carl Ort- gies, of Anamosa, but the cou- ple and their son were not at home when the fire broke out. Persons driving down the highway reported the to DES MOINES (UPI) Iowa's railroad assistance program, long debated by the stale Energy Police Council will yield its first concrete results Friday with the start of a branch line improvement project in north- west Iowa. Stale Energy Director John Millhone said Gnv. Robert D. Ray and other state and local officials will be on hand in Ida Grove lo parlicipate in ribbon culling and spike driving cer- emonies for the pro- ject. Tins first project to actually gel started under the. railroad assistance program involves improvement of a 38.4-miIc Chicago and North Western branch line from Ida Grove to Maple River. New tics and crushed rock will be laid at various deteriorated sopts along the right-of-way, Mil-: Ihone said. Larger Loads When the improvement project is completed, the line will be capable of carrying 100-ton grain hopper cars, he said. The maximum il can handle currently is 75-lon cars. Millhone said il is hoped most of the improvement work can be completed before winter so Ihe larger hopper cars can be used on Ihe line to transport this fall's corn and soybean crops. "The line will allow greater shipping economic and energy Clark Calls for Increased Federal Education Spending By I-ord Clark IOWA CITY Sen. Dick Clark (D-Iowa) made a hit with the Iowa Congress of Parents and Teachers Thurs- day when he called for more money to be spent on federal educational programs. Speaking at the Highlander Inn in Iowa City, where Ihe slate parent-teacher organiza- tion lias been conducting its three-day meeting, Clark sug- gested that the moneys could come from decreased military spending. "I am convinced we can have a strong military estab- lishment without spending he said. Clark's remarks were greet- ed with strong applause from the PTA delegates. Clark also emphasized the effect inflation will have on American education. "Tradi- tional sources of funding have led to increased and prohibi- tive property taxes as well as state (axes all across the country. Predictable resisl- ance to this is threatening the financial foundations of the American educational sys- tem." Clark said this was a prin- cipal reason congress recently passed the elementary and secondary education act. He said the act will give educa- tional systems "the capability to maintain current programs and instigalc new ones without further burdening state and local taxpayers." The PTA was to conclude its convention Friday. Dele- gates heard speakers on lopics ranging from sexism in educa- tion to Ihe need for more vol- unteers and the problems of juvenile offenders. Millhone said. "It also will improve the line's shipping capacity." The 1974 Iowa legislature appropriated million for improvcmentof rail branch lines in Iowa's rich grain-pro- ducing areas. The EPC, which spent many hours debating which brunch lines should receive stale assistance, final- ly earmarked for Ihe Ida Grove to Maple River line. Money Returned Millhone said the railroad was chipping in an additional for the project with the Crawford Elevator Co. and Ihe Arthur Co-Operative Elevator each contributing The two elevators' money will be relumed lo them through reduced shipping rales on Ihe rail line, Millhone said. The Chicago and Nortli Western has agreed to re-in- vesl Ihe from Ihe stale in other improvement projects around Iowa at a later time, he added. fire officials about a.m., but the flames were already shooting through the roof of the two-slory frame house when Anamosa firefighlers arrived. Anamosa Fire Chief Don Brady said it is believed the fire started on the first floor, but the cause has not yet been determined. Grant Wood, along with his widowed mother, two brothers and a sister, moved from the farmhouse to Cedar Rapids in lilOI when Wood was 10 years old. The house was about a quarter of a mile across a field from the Old Anlioch school, which Wood attended as a child and now contains a Gram Wood museum. Wood, who died in 194'2, began as a local painter, home decorator and general handy- man, but went on to become one of the nations's best known regional arlisls. His "American Gothic" paining brought him almost overnight internalional fame in 1030. project management lo the Iowa commerce commission. The project is to be com- pleted in late 1975 or early "The study will concentrate upon the role of branch line railroad mileage in Iowa, how it influences the economy of Ihe slate and how it fits into Ihe entire stale transportation said Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu, who announced the contract in Gov. Robert Ray's absence. What To Do "We want to help Iowa find out whal it wants to do and should do with its said Ingrain. "We want a thorough analysis of where the lilies go, what they do now, what the prospects are for the future and how vital they are lo the economy of the stale." Steve Garsl of Coon Rapids, a member of the new Iowa DOT commission, said "we need the inpul" of the sludy lo help streamline various modes of as truck, plane, pipeline and river barge. Garst said the ICC "has tried to hold off wholesale abandonment of branch lines and give us time to do sludies Now Ibis joinl efforl in a study granl is most welcome" to the Iowa DOT. Iowa's major rail problems are "branch line abandonment and equipment shortages at peak shipping seasons Ingram said. The research "will include a detailed study of the social, economic am environmental aspects of rail transportation, and considera- tion of interactions with other modes." Refuses to Shave Beard; Officer Fired Upper Iowa Hosts 'Piano Festival' FAYETTE-Upper Iowa college has been chosen as a site for one of the "Piano Festivals" to be held across Iowa Feb. 15, 1975. Pianists From II counties will be on campus for instruc- tion and critiques by experts. It is also expected that over 50 pianists will attend the event. MAQUOKETA (DPI) A Maquokcta police officer, who refused to shave off his beard, has been dismissed from the city's police force. Policeman Rick Stewart was discharged Thursday by Police Chief Buddy Olson for disobeying an order lo shave the beard off. Stewarl, 23, who was origi- nally suspended for five days and told if he didn't shave he would be fired, said he would appeal the discharge lo the Maquokcta civil service commission. Olson said lie regretted the discharge because Stewart had been a "good officer" (luring his 20 months on the force, but added "if I compro- mised with Rick and permit- ted him to have a beard, I'd have to let the others have beards and I can't do that." Approve Policy to End Discrimination DES set of policy statements designed to eliminate sexist practices in Iowa's public schools have been approved by a spccia stale education committee. The special committee on sex stereotyping in education organized July by the slate board of public instruction approved the statement Thursday and forwarded then; to the stale board. The policy statements, which must be approved by Ihe board before they go ink effect, deal with employment curriculum, textbooks, cxlr; curricular activities am leadership roles. In addition, the commitlci scheduled a meeting in ember to develop some specif ic recommendations for schoo officials in an effort to elimi natc sex discrimination. When it's lime to remember, flowers belong. VISIT YOUR PROFESSIONAL FLORIST AND ESTABLISH A CONVENIENT CHARGE ACCOUNT NOVOINY Flowers. R.R. 1, Cedar Rapids, 3G5-IJ5J TOMAN Florist Gilt Stop, GI5 Center Point Rd. HE, 3G4-BI39 PIERSON'S Flower Shop Greenhouse, 1800 Ellis Blvd. NH, 306-1826 LEWEll FN Florist, 121 Town i Countr) Shopping Center. 364-2146 KREBS Florist, 242418th SI. SW, Cedar Rapids. 363-2081 CEOAR MEMORIAL Flower Shop. 42001st Avu NE, 393-8000 BHDLK'S Florists, 340 Marion Blvd., Marlon. 37M57I 4 SFASOHS Florist, 3028 Ml. Veinon Rd. SE, 363 5885 NEWPORT'S Greenhouse J Flower Shop, 2125 itilson SVf, 363-6128 IISBON Greenhouse and Flower Shop. 403 East Market, Lisbon, Iowa. 455-2488 PECK'S Oieen Thumb, 5008 Center PI Rd. NE. 393-5565 WILLY'S Floral Design. 3501- 1st Avc.SE. 363 2GJ5 BLAIR'S Flown Sliop. 331 Jin Avc., Marion. OCTOBER 5 THRU 19 Regularly 99e a pair Buy a Iwin pack of May Queen Pantyhose during this special offer and save 50c! Choice of sandalfoot, reinforced toe or all-sheer hose. Available in all the Foil fashion colors you love. Sizes A and B. Cedar Downtown Stroet Floor and Lindalo Plaia Iowa City: Moll Shopping Center on Six at Sycamoro Killian's Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City These winter cozies are just the thing dreams are made of! Acetate-Nylon Brushed Sleepwear REGULARLY 4.99 Cozy warmth light in weight makes these nightgowns extra comfortable for cool nights. Long or waltz length gowns come in pastel shades of pink, blue, mint or yellow. Delicate trim around collars for a truly feminine feel. These lovely ..leep gowns are available in small through XX large. Cedar Rapids: Aislo Bar, Downtown Struct Floor Downstairs Budget Store and Lindalo Budget Shop Iowa City: Mall Shopping Confer on Six at Sycamore 5S32SE   

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