Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 18, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 18, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4____Thf Cedar Frl., Ocl. 18. 1J74 legents Hold on Aid By (ijirilon Jackson CKDAK FALLS (HIM) Di'siiili1 fur more money, the state board uf regents Thursday voted to stand fast on its student aid requests for the HI75-77 bion- ninm. The thri'i1 slate universities had asked tile board for an additional million in student aid funds for the biennium because of higher liiition. room and board and other increased costs at the schools. The University of Iowa sought an additional in student aid from the Iowa legislature, the University of Northern Iowa wanted an additional and Iowa State university asked for an extra However, Ihe board decided lo stick with its original re- quest of slightly more than S3 million, which was approved in September. Original Amount Regent John Baldridge, Chariton. said the board gen- erally felt it should try lo persuade the legislation to ap- propriate the original amount and not ask for more. Also, lie said, the board felt its action in September was final and not subject to revision. "11 is the board's feeling bus is gone' on the stu- dent aid Baldridgc said. "We'd better try to get (he money we have already asked Tlie board did approve a study of the student aid situa- tion by a special inter-institu- tional task force. The task force report will be submitted lo the board next April, coin- ciding uiih a similar report by the Iowa Higher Education Facilities commission and several national organizations on student aid. Olher Funds State funds constitute only one major portion of student aid. with additional money coming from various federal agencies, private donations and scholarships. Student enrollments in- creased significantly at the University of Iowa and Iowa Slate university, but dropped at the University of Northern Iowa this fall, regents were told. In its annual enrollment re- port, the board's central office said a net eiirollmcnl gain of 1.2113 students was recorded at the three schools, including an increase of 743 at the U. of I., a ti47 jump at ISU but a de- crease of 127 at I'M. Total enrollments this fall were 21.271 at Ihe I', of I., 111.- 914 at ISU and 8.731 at UNI. the regents staff said. A housing crunch at ISU and the U. of I. this fall were attributed partly to Ihe en- rollment increases, and lom- Juvenile Admits To Bomb Threat lli- year old Independence youth and student at .Jefferson high school admitted this week to having placed (he telephone call of a false bonb threat to the school last month. Independence police said they had a signed statement from a studenl. He was released to the custody of his parents and will he turned over to juvenile aulhorities. About students were questioned about the incident. Officials do not know if Ihe yiiulh was responsible for making a similar call lo the Kasl Buchanan school at which was made about ten days after the first call. Whitney: Use State Funds In Campaigns DKS M01NES The Iowa Democratic party chair- man has proposed using slate money to match private dona- tions to political candidales and party central committees. Tom Whitney also recom- mended laws to limit private contributions to candidales for state office and to allow mail- ing state-financed issue brochures to voters. An automatic voter registra- tion tied to income lax pay- ments or drivers licence re- newals as a means of improv- ing t'leclion turnouts was also proposed by Whitney. The proposals were made In a legislative committee study- ing a 1D73 law thai requires Iowa candidates and political groups to report campaign contributions and spending in public. "The state can and should assist candidates in covering legitimate campaign expen- ses" while preventing large conlribulors from buying spe- cial relationships with election officials, said Whitney. Republican State Chairman .lohn McDonald advocated reasonable limitations on out- of-slate political conlribulions. mentioning and lie suggested control of and aceountabilily for campaign funds by parlies rather than by commillees operaling sepa- rately from the parties. Under Whitney's plan, a candidate would have to raise a certain amount before quali- fying for state matching mon- ey. The proposal calls for a limit on individual contributions to any one can- didate and a limit on total political giving by an individu- al during one campaign. porary teacher shortages also resulted at the two larger uni- j 7 versities Teacher Program The largest increase at the t'niversity of Iowa was 1171 students in the graduate school, with an additional 1511 enrolled in liberal arts, Ihe regents were told. The U. of I. teacher program, however, lost 2115 students. At ISU. the college of agri- culture gained lllti undergrad- uate and graduate students, with engineering gaming 177 students, the staff said. Veter- inary medicine gained 111) students. There was a drop in Ihe teacher program at I'M. the board was told, wilh the humanities and fine arts division dropping SX students. The undeclared major program at the Cedar Falls school, however, gained students. ti. Wayne Kichey. the re- gents' executive secretary, noted that the percentage of women students increased at both the U. of I. and ISU this fall. The percentage of female students at Iowa increased from 40.1 to -12 this fall, while Ihe ISU percentage went from 3B.2 to 37.9. Richey said. In addition, he said out-of- state studenl enrollment increased slightly at ISU and I'Nl but was dropped slightly at the U. of I. Faced wilh a shrinking number of eye examiners in Iowa, the regents Thursday took a first step which eventu- ally could lead to establish- ment of a regional optometry school in Iowa. The board endorsed a leg- islative proposal lo purchase 20 optometry openings a year for two years at out-of-state optomelry schools for lowans interested in studying eye care. Iowa currently has no school of optometry. Richey said the so-called "optometry seats" at the-out- of-state schools would cost 84.- 1100 each, meaning a total cost of Under the proposal the stale would contract with some of the 14 oplomelry schools across the country for training lowans. Million Contract To Decorah Firm AMES Fred Carlson Co.. Inc.. Decorah, Wednesday was awarded a million eon- tract by the Iowa highway commission to pave 8.1 miles of U.S. highway 52 in Clayton county. The project, lo be finished by November of next year, runs from the Dubuque county line north to Guttenbcrg. Funeral Services Held For Elizabeth Storla serv- ices for Elizabeth Storla, 63. were held Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran church here. She died Oct. 10 in a LaCrosse. Wis.. hospital. Born in Allamakee county May 2, 1911, she was married to Clarence M. Storla Nov. 12. 1941. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church and the Eastern Star. Surviving, in addition In her husband, are a son. Richard, Wesl Columbia. S.C.; a Confirmed Energy Conservation Practices Urged By Gov. Ray By Pamela Ilucy DES iMOIXES (UIM) Noting the energy crisis is far from over. Gov. Robert D. Ray Thursday called on lo- wans to continue their energy conservation practices slarled lasl winter. In an address to a special task force of the Knergy Pol- icy Council Hay said Iowa has taken a lead in combating energy problems, but added the slate must continue in that leadership position. Ray told the special task force, which was created to make recommendations on en- ergy conservation methods, that it is important "to make Iowa as effective a leader in energy conservation as it has been in these other energy fields." Awareness Group The special "awareness" daughler. Mrs. Steven Blom, committee, which met for the Davenport; three grandehil- first time Thursday, is com- dren, and a brother. Charles posed of educators, public Sullivan. Milwaukee. information representatives ISEA Honors East lowan DES MOINKS An H5-year-old farmer from Nor- way, who has been an active community and school sup- porter for lit! years, has re- ceived the 1974 Iowa Stale Education Assn. Friend of Education award. He is Otis Tutlle, who was nominated for the ISEA honor by the Norway Professional Education Assn. The award is the highest honor given to a non-educator by Ihe ISEA. Tnttle began his service lo education by becoming the youngest person ever elected to the Norway board of educa- tion in 1925 at the age of 26. lie served on the board for years and later was elect- ed lo serve on Ihe county school board for 12 years. As a school board member. Tutlle fought lo maintain ed- ucational programs and fund- ing during the depression when many others wanted lo reduce school spending. lie helped more than a dozen youths attend college by providing interest-free loans and talked many potential drop-outs into staying in school. More Catholic School Closings Hinted in Dubuque Archdiocese JESUP The Archdiocese of Dubuque board of education was warned recently of the possibility of more school clos- ings in urban areas. At a recent board meeting in Jesup, the Rev. Russell. Bleich, assistant superintend- ent of the archdiocesan school system, said, "We are on the leading edge of our planning, and unless birth and baptismal rates change, it is possible we may need to seri- ously consider more elementa- ry consolidations in urban areas." The Rev. .lames Sullivan, metropolitan coordinator of the Cedar Rapids Catholic school system, said he could not guess what effects thai might have in Cedar Rapids. Do someone a favor. Recommend Bill Altcnhol'cn The Quiet Realtors that Everybody Is TAlking About for tluit He added that Catholic schools are experiencing the same general enrollment dec- line which is affecting public schools. The archdiocese has 25.000 children in S8 schools in northeast Iowa. In other business. Father Bleich also reported a survey is being conducted among public school districts in the archdiocese lo determine how many are using each of the three options in complying with the state law to provide bus transportation for parochi- al students. The report will include in- formation on how many dis- tricts are choosing to reim- burse parents rather than actually transport the stu- dents. Iowa law allows the school districts to reimburse parents for transportation, lo Irans- porl the child using district- owned buses, or lo contract with a third-parly for the transport iiion. AP Wircilholo Otis Turtle, right, accepts his 1974 Friend of Education award from Walter Galvin, president of the ISEA. STOCK UP NOW For Spring and SAVE At Peck's Garden Center Oct. 18, 19, 20 Fri., Sat., Sun. mm THE 1975 PR5CE INCREASES! SAVE ON LAWN SEED FERTILIZER, WEED KILLERS, INSECTICIDES, FUNGICIDES AND MANY, MANY, MORE ITEMS. GARDEN CENTER iA-----------------flr 5008 CENTER PT. RD. HE with deposit! di-po.-n in M Kn-sl National Saving A'-i-nnni or Cc-rtific-ati- of Drpusii. Ad.litional nol.let- aviiiliible at beautifully rodiiecd prin.-. Slai-t ynor rollertioa U. day! (Limit, one free t'il't PIT family.) National Bank of Marion and members of the private sector. Ray told Ihe group it must educate lowans so they realize they must continue such ener- gy saving methods as driving slower, turning down thermo- stats and looking for ways to eliminate energy waste. Major Influence The governor also said by practicing conservation meth- ods lowans would help in the fight against spiraling infla- tion. "How we deal with energy scarcity will determine in large measure whether we really are successful in combating Ray said. "The cost of energy is one of the major influences in economy. By a supply and demand economy, the price of energy a most essential commodity will continue to spiral, unless we cut demand and stop senseless waste." he added. Could Recover Over Million DES M01NES Iowa Ally. Gen. Richard Turner says Ihe state could recover as much as SI.5 million if anti- trust violations are proved in a suit filed against the National Broiler Marketing Assn. of Atlanta. The Georgia firm and 37 poultry processing firms were charged with price fixing in an anti-trust suit filed in Atlanta Thursday by the Iowa attorney general's office. Iowa joined several other states in bringing suit. Turner said the state is contending the marketing asso- ciation was formed in 1970 to set the price of chicken pur- chased by the stale and its consumers. The actions of the association by late 1972 had raised the price of chicken by three cents a pound and had increased the annual income to the processing companies by million, said Turner. lie estimated thai various slate institutions universi-' ties, hospitals and schools purchase pounds of chicken every six weeks. Cornell Structure This is on architect's version of the million biology and chemistry sci- ence center planned at Cornell college, Mt. Vernon. Ground is expect- ed to be broken this acad- emic year. The building is first priority for the Cor- nell Advance campaign to be launched in the spring. (See story on page Criswell Gets 55-Year Sentence INDEPENDENCE (AP) Independence man was sentenced Thursday lo 55 years in prison for his part in the .luly 4 holdup of Dave's tavern here. Judge Peter Van Metre sentenced Criswell to 30 years for assault with intent lo commit murder and 25 years for robbery with aggravation. He specified the sentences, the maximum allowed under Iowa law. are to run consecu- tively. The charges were filed after two men entered the tavern with guns July 4 and ordered everybody lo lie on the floor. Authorities said Criswell fired two shots in the air and another al a booth which a patron had just vacated. The men forced a girl lo accompa- ny them as they fled. Law enforcement officers used dogs and a helicopter to track down the men in a field after Criswell allegedly had wounded a farm woman slightly in Ihe wrisl. Criswell was conviclfd by a Buchanan county district court jury Aug. 29. Larry Wenger. arnsted in the same incident, lias pled guilly and is to be smtenced next Thursday. Handsome All-Weather Coat Styling by Rainfair for tall and big men! Here's the coat that will lake you thru all seasons comfortably The on- tcrshcll is a blend of polyester and combed cotton the zip-out liner is made of warm 100% Orion acrylic. Smart plaid in rcL'iihr sixes 48 to 54, long sizes 48 to 52. ARMSTRONG TALL BIG MEN'S SHOP-THIRD FLOOR quality is n onnniv ;