Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 14, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 14, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Three DOT Divisions Working DliS (Ul'l) _ Tho Iowa legislative council Wednesday accepted tlu> first iiuurtcrly report of (he newly created Department of Trans- poi-taliun as required by law. 1" a report submitted by Hubert Hlgler, chairman 'of the DOT commission, the council was told that since the DOT was created by the 1974 legislature throe of the depart- muni's eight divisions have become operative. Riglor said those three divisions were administration, planning and general counsel. The report also said that considerable -lime has been Johnson Board To Use Funds for Bridge Repairs IOWA CITY The Johnson county board of supervisors Wednesday agreed to use in federal disaster funds for bridge repairs in the county. The board heard County Engineer O.J. Gode recom- mend repairing Ludwig bridge, which was damaged in flooding earlier this year. Godc noted federal regula- tions require a decision on funding use before necessary paperwork can be completed. Citation WICHITA A state 4-II leader who served the North- east Iowa district, Ramnna Esbeck of Ames, was cited for 25 years' service at a meeting here of the National Assn. of Extension 4-H Agents. devoted to the "threshold" stage of operation; "recruiting the DOT director, budgeting for the next biennluin, getting various studies under way, discussing legislative needs, organlxalion pro- grams and manpower needs and implementing other statu- tory duties such as locating the DOT headquarters." Nt'w Director The fruits of the recruit- ment drive lor a director were announced Wednesday by the DOT commission in Ames. The new director is Victor Preisser, Chicago. Under the provisions of the legislation creating the umbrella agency, the duties of the Iowa reciprocity board, the Iowa highway commission, Iowa aeronautics commission and certain regulatory [unc- tions of the commerce commission and the Iowa pub- lic safety commission will be combined into one agency overseeing the state's trans- portation policy. The report said the commis- sion Is now hi the Information gathering stage and has scheduled a public hearing lor Nov. on proposed transpor- tation policy for the stale. Policy and Plans 111 addition, Rigler said meetings have been held between the DOT and legisla- tors, private organixations, pubic agencies and local gov- ernments, to get their views, ideas and suggestions on de- veloping a stale transportation policy and plan. "Their input has been very useful and will aid in the es- tablishment of organization goals and Higler said. lie also said that plans call for completing a draft policy by the end of this month and having the finished policy in the hands of the governor and members of Ihe (itilh general assembly by the time the legislature convenes in January, 1975. Set Christmas Shopping Hours WKST UNION The West Union Clumber of Commerce lias set the Christmas store hour schedule, beginning with an appearance by Santa Nov. 21) at p.m. Santa will be giving free candy to youngs- ters. On Dec. 1 from l.-llll to 4 p.m., free color photos will be taken of the children and Santa. Location will be an- nounced later. Sanla will appear again on Dec. 8 around 1 p.m. Sunday openings are as follows: Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. I, 15 and 22. Night openings will include Dec. 1H-2II and Dec. 21! until !l p.m. ON THIS DATK in 1575, Queen Elizabeth the First of England refused to accept sovereignty of Ihe Netherlands. Iowa City Votes To Extend Bid Deadline Board Considers Building Purchase to End Crowding By Alice Witosky TAMA After considering the need to alleviate crowded conditions for students in career education programs, the South Taina school hoard has authorized school Supt. Jerry Nichols to investigate the possibility of acquiring the Garrctt-Wheeler building on highway 83 in T-jlcdo. Nichols was directed to have an appraisal made of the Opening Ceremonies Friday for Freeway By Mary HeJIe MANCHESTER Opening ceremonies for the 16.5-mile stretch of freeway 520 from county road 187 in Buchanan county to Delaware is sched- uled for Friday al noon al the intersection of the freeway and highway 13 soulhwesl of Manchester. Motorists have been using the portion of the freeway west of Manchester for several years. The 7.2-inile four-lane freeway south of Manchester to Delaware was just complet- ed last week. The Manchester area chamber of commerce. sponsors of the event, have invited dignitaries of the stale highway commission, depart- ment of transportation and the Freeway 520 association to atlcnd Ihe opening, along with the general public. Eventual plans of the high- way commission arc to construct the east-wesl Free- way across Ihe stale of Iowa, according to William Craw- ford, resident engineer of Del- aware county. In construction is expected to begin on highway 13 from Central City to free- way 520 south of Manchester, according lo Crawford. property and ascertain terms of an option if the owners, Bil- ly Garrett and Terry Wheeler, fama, should desire to give the South Tama school dislricl an oplion to buy. The hoard will then con- sider whether to approve a bond issue to submit to voters of the district. The property has been leased to Telephone Communi- cations and Electronics, Inc., of which Garrell is Ihe major stockholder. He has bought the Springer Lumber Co. building in Toledo. He and Wheeler, his brother-in-law will move their business there. If Ihe building is acquired by the South Tama district, it would permit expansion and improvement of the career education program. Besides industrial shop and vocational agriculture facilities, other aspects of career education could be included. A bond Issue addition to the high school building failed last year. There arc more than 200 students In industrial arts this year, with more than Kll in vocational ag- riculture. Many sophomores have been turned away be- cause there is not room for more students. All classroom work in vo- ag is now in a portable build- ing west of the South Tama high school building. IOWA CITY The Iowa Ci- ty council Wednesday agreed by a :t-l vote to extend Ihe bid- ding deadline on purchase of city properly to use as a site for construction of (12 housing units for the elderly. The decision lo extend Ihe deadline to Dec. came at a special meeting, prompted by a late bid from the Rev. Rob- ert Welsh of First Christian church, who offered to buy Chauncey Swan Plaza for construction of the units. The council had discussed Ihe Welsh bid al ils meeting Tuesday, but deferred action until department of housing and urban development offi- cials could be contacted. The council had expressed concern thai extension of Ihe bid deadline from (he original Nov. 20 would require thai the entire project be resubmllted for bids. Only Councilman Tim iJrandl voted against extend- ing the bid deadline. He said he did not believe "council members are seriously con- sidering selling this parking lot I can't see any point in extending the deadline." Only one other bid has been submitted for construction of the units. Old Capitol Asso- ciates is proposing lo erect the federally-assisted housing units on a similar city parking lot on Dubuque slreel. In other business, the council met with Ihe Johnson county board of supervisors and representatives of the county regional planning commission to discuss the fea- sibilily and possible design of a joint law enforcement center. The tVdar Hapids Thurs., Nov. 14, 1971 FINE MEATS 806 34th St. S.E 363-8828 LOCATED IN THE PDQ STORES MEAT DEPARTMENTS OPEN TILL 7PM Now faking orders for Fresh HOLIDAY POULTRY FARM STYLE DOBSON'S FINE MEATS 1944 42nd St. N.E. 393-3007 PDQ SPECIAL; Your New Home Is In The Want Ads Times Camera from your favorite Kodacolor negative You'll be thrilled with the sparkle and life in these enlargements! There's no limit so bring us your negative and save plenty. 5x7 Kodacolor Enlargements each with coupon No Limit Regular '1.75 Coupon good through Saturday Nov. 16 in- hi-ln "hill C.iiiiii-rii Slon 1413 Ave. SE Phone 365-5273 Next To Times Theatre FREE COFFEE! IT WILL PAY YOU TO DRIVE TO MT, VERNON! 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