Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 11, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 11, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Analysis of Bond Vote (Continued from Page 1.) portunitles because of disparity in plant facilities." Three Elections Currie said recent experience in Cedar Rapids and in other communities has shown three or more elections may be required to pass a bond issue. Board President Ronald Moore suggested the slight de- cline in favorable percentage was probably due to economic problems. "People are employed and prosperous in Cedar Rapids but they are reading about the rest of the country being in economic difficulty. It's bound to have a psychological effect and create a cautious mood on the part of the he said. The planning committee "had no way of knowing" that parents of school children would not support the measure. Another Try "The school board should take its time in reviewing the situa- Moore said in response to a question of the advisability of a third try. "The remodeling is certainly something that needs to be done. I'm sure that sooner or later the community will give us the money to do it. "Historically, Cedar Rapids has placed a high priority on ed- ucation, and I think the elector- ate will do it again in the future, but circumstances will have to be different either the econ- omy, the bond issue, or the campaign effort." Moore said he will recom- mend the board "make number of efforts to go to the citizens to find out what theii opinions and advice are." No Other Means Norman Lipsky, boarc member, did not rule out a thirc try at passing the bond issue. "The problem, we face with the remodeling is there is no ap- parent substitute means by which we can finance a projecl of this he said. The district could either aban- don the project entirely, or try it again, he said. "We'll have to look at il Lipsky said of the re- modeling. "We'll have to sec what changes might be possible in the plans." He commended the volunteers who helped get voters to the polls. "It's inspiring to see the amount of effort and work pu in by these people in an atternpl to secure a successful said Lipsky. Vole Analysis The efforts of the volunteers may have succeeded in bringing out some no voters. Although the number of peo- ple voting in the precincts in creased, the percentage of peo- ple favoring the measure in- creased in only nine precincts, stayed the same at precinct 30, Coe college, and declined in the remaining 30 precincts. The largest percentage in- crease in favorable votes was recorded in precinct 41, Robins city hall, where voters gave the measure 55 percent approval, compared to 42 percent last spring. Voters at Lincoln school, pre- cinct 21, also increased their fa- vorable percentage to 39 per- cent, up from 31 percent last spring. Other precincts increas School Is Given ng the yes percentage were Johnson, Arthur, Wilson, Roose- velt, Harrison, Kenwood, and 'liawathu city hall. Quadrant Tally The favorable vote given the measure at precinct' 18, Coo- idge school, declined to 57 per- cent, compared with 68 percent at the last referendum. On a quadrant basis, the southeast side was the only sec- ion of the city to carry the measure, with 63 percent of its voters in favor of the measure. The northeast side gave the measure 58 percent approval :he northwest side 50 perccn: approval, and the southwest side only 47 percent approval. The most favorable percent- age occurred in precinct 40 Squaw Creek, where 81 percenl of the voters favored the mea sure. Even that was down from 87 percent last time, however. 11 Approve The least favorable vote was in precinct 39, Palo, where only nine percent of those voting voted yes. In all, only 11 precincts gave the measure 60 percent or more approval. They were Monroe, Erskine rant Wood, Johnson, Franklin Washington, Hoover, Kennedy, Pierce, and Hiawatha. About 20.8 percent of the eligible voters cast ballots in the election, which is expect ed to cost about Woman Charged with Using a Stolen Check Linda Lewis, 22, of 1010 Fifth avenue SE, was charged Mon- day with uttering a forged in- strument after she allegedly purchased a television set with a check taken from a tavern pa- tron. A checkbook owned by Nora- lyn Condit, 1800 Forty-second street NE, was taken Friday from her purse at the Sip-N-Stir tavern, 1119 First avenue SE. Miss Lewis allegedly bought a telcvison set for from Bill Johnson, 3123 Pebble drive SW, ant! wrote one of Miss Condit's checks to pay for it. Police said the investigation into the theft of the checkbook is continuing. YMCA To Sponsor Ski Trip Jan. 17 Reservations can be made slnrling this week for a ski trip Jan. 17 under the sponsorship of the Central YMCA. Partici- pation will be open both to Y in embers and non-members from junior high age up. A chartered bus will leave the Central Y at a.m. for (lie trip to Chestnut Mountain lodge near Galena, III. The bus will return by p.m. The ?20 fee will cover transportation, lunch, rental of skis, boots and poles, ski lift ticket and a one-hour group skiing lesson. CIIAIILESTON, W.Va. (AI'l- rtost of ttw coal miners who uid been honoring the picket ines of striking mine construc- ion workers began returning to work-this morning after the pic- tets withdrew, mine officials new reported. An estimated soft coal miners had been kept from rc- .urning to work on Monday be- cause of picketing by the United m e n t Vllne Workers' members Report Most Coa I Miners Back at Work Youth Injured In Bus Mishap; File No Charges Kenneth J. Hodges, 12, of 5600 D avenue NW, was in good condition at St. Luke's hospital Wednesday with a skull fracture suffered Tuesday when he fel off the bumper of a school bus and rolled beneath it. The driver of the school bus. Carolyn McPhail, 28, Alburnett told police she was unloading passengers at Taft junior 'high school at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Several students climbed on the front of the bus, but then gol off, she said. As she started to drive away, she looked in the rear view mirror to check for students along the side of the bus. When Miss McPhail lookec ahead; she noticed' Hodges try ing to get off the front of the bus. She said she immediately stopped. Police said the bus was traveling about one mile hour when Hodges was hurt. No charges were filed in the accident. m p 1 o y c d as construction workers by firms belonging to he Assn. of Bituminous Con- tractors. The union's miner members last week approved a lew contract with the Bi- uminous Coal Operators Assn. after being off their jobs since heir old contract expired on Nov. 6. But a separate agree- ment for the construction workers was not reached until Tuesday morning. The union's 38-member bar- jaining council was scheduled o meet in Washington Wed- icsday to decide whether the ac- cord should be submitted to the workers or sent back to the bar- gaining table. A UMW spokes- man said that with a vote this weekend, the construction workers could be back on their obs by next Monday. Arnold Miller, the UMW pres- dcnt, sent a telegram Tuesday fternoon to local unions hroughout the coalfields urging hem to take down the picket ines. So far few of the more than on workers laid off in the oal-dependent steel and ailroad industries during the early four-week strike have re- urned to work. A spokesman or the Norfolk Western Rail- ray, the nation's largest coal auler, said none of its workers laid off during the ivalkout had been recalled to heir jobs. Inmate Recaptured After Escape Tuesday ANAMOSA An inmate at the Iowa men's reformatory es- caped Tuesday when he jumped off a stale truck in downtown Anamosa. Authorities said Ricky Jayne, 21, escaped while he and a group of other inmates were re- turning from an assignment on the prison farm. Jayne hid in Anamosa until dark, then hitchhiked to Mon- ticello where he was spotted by a deputy sheriff and taken jin custody. 10 YEARS AGO An econom- per ic official accused both former Premier Khrushchev and his successors of economic wishfu' thinking. Killians Clearance! Women's Lined Boots Styled by Revelation 18.90 Regularly 30.00 and 32.00 Dress up in warmth with fashionable boots! Choice of black, brown or grey suede; Black or brown leather. Narrow-medium widths. Downtown Third Floor Only Killian's Men's Slippers by Sundowners 5.00 A. Espadrille style in an elegant, rich and velvety velour in navy or copper. Also: tan leather look at 6.00. B. Clas- sic scuff of plush velour tone. 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The varsity debate team of Mike Montgomery, Charles City, and Judy Floy, Osage, also reached the octa-finals and won a trophy, losing to Emporia State college. money, according to troopers. was listed as missing from the elevator. New Boston, Texas, took second a 3 Drive Safely Bradley university in the finals. Dahlsten also won a trophy for being the seventh speaker in the junior division. The junior varsity debate 'team of Steve Schneider, Ames, 'Briscoe Ailing AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Gov. Dolph Briscoe is recuperating at his executive mansion after a "very serious" bout with a kid- ney ailment, his doctors say. killian bonus No what is a KILMAN BONUS? A WEEKLY SERIES OP SENSA- TIO'NAL' VALUES PLANNED IN COOPERATION WITH ONLY IEST OF MANUFACTURERS. 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