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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 6A The Rapkfa Ciaielle: Sun.. Dec. H, 1174 He's Trying Solar Heat in North By Brlai MttUz SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Solar heating In the cold winters of the Pacific North- west? James Piper thinks It can be done. For the last few years, Pip- er, 42, a control valve manu- facturer turned building contractor, has been installing solar energy systems in southern California apart- ments. Now he is Installing a system in a home under construction here, where four seasons should give it a sterner test. Piper's solar hydronies system uses the sun's un- tapped energy supply as the basis for both space and water heating. He says the system can cut energy consumption and cost by as much as 80 percent. It Involves passing water through one or more solar panels capable of heating wa- ter to up to 180 degrees. The hot water is then pas- sed through a pipe system to a storage tank much like a conventional hot water tank. From the tank, water can be drawn off for use In the family shower, for washing clothes and dishes and for general use. The hot water serves as the core of the space heating system as well, passing through a second network of pipes to centrally-located heat exchange coils in joists be- tween floors. Coupled with each coil is a blower that draws the cool air from the room, over the coll heated by the water, and back Into the room as hot air. "Water heating systems go back to the age of the Piper says. "And, interestingly enough, they were heating water years ago with solar energy. Those systems worked very well." Piper estimated the cost of installing his system in a new home at about versus about to for a conventional unit. He said it will pay for itself the first winter of use. While his system has a backup gas or electric heating unit to kick on when the solar panels are not generating enough heat. Piper said on .the average, the panels will heat water more often than not. "The rule of thumb Is thiit as long as you see a shadow, you're collecting solar energy and heating he added. Piper doesn't pass his sys- tem off as the panacea of the nation's energy woes, but says It Is a reasonable alternative to total dependence on electricity or natural gas both of which are energy-wasting systems. "It personally irritates me when I sec the federal govern- ment telling people to turn down their thermostats to save a few he said. "Is it the people's fault that they live in an energy-wasting house? No. and I consider this to be one of the areas of fraud on the American public that they have no other choice." For Food Bank Gazette Photo by L.W. Ward. Jim Wilbur, left, 3119 Clover drive SW, financial secretary for United Auto Workers local 299 at Crane and Excavator division of FMC Corp., and Don Johnson, 1608 Fourteenth avenue SW, local president, prepare to transport food collected by the union to ffie city's food bank at First Presbyteri- an church. Food bank officials said they hope employes at other local plants will help with the supply of canned food because supplies have been running low in recent weeks. "Some people have gotten the idea the food bank is supplied only by said Wanda Muntz, public relations director for the food bank, "but anyone can help." It's Your Meetings this week of public, S tax-spending agencies Monday S a.m. Linn supervisors. Canvas the school board 8: election. Room 103, courthouse. II a.m. Linn supervisors. Informal meeting. Room 103, courthouse. i; 3 p.m. Board of directors Cedar Rapids Commun- ity schools. Regular meeting. Board room, Educational i Service center, MB Second avenue SW. 7 p.m. Linn conservation board. Regular meeting. Headquarters building, fairgrounds, Central City. ijij: i p.m. Joint county system of Benton, Cedar, 8j Iowa, Johnson, Linn and Washington counties. Meeting 8 at Joint county building, 4401 Sixth street SW. :g Tuesday a.m. Cedar Rapids city council. Informal S meeting. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. 10 a.m. Cedar Rapids airport commission. Special meeting. Room 202, municipal airport. :jij 10 a.m. Linn supervisors. Regular meeting. Room 103, courthouse. a.m. Linn supervisors. Bids for remodeling projects. Room 103, courthouse. Now Handicapped systems board of managers. Regular meeting. Lower level conference room, Linn 8: iiigi Health center, 400 Third avenue SE. Sj: pi; Health center board of directors. Regular -8 gig meeting. Lower level conference room, Linn Health center. 1 p.m. Linn supervisors. Meeting of all elected :8: county officials. Room 103, courthouse. p.m. Cedar Rapids human rights commis- sion. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. 85 p.m. Linn civil defense and emergency pre- Conference room, civil defense center, city 58 hal1- p.m. Linn civil service commission. Regular meeting. Room 103, courthouse. 8 p.m. Hiawatha library board. Regular meeting. Si igi Hiawatha library. Wednesday 1 8 a.m. Cedar Rapids city council. Regular meet- Si ing. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. 8.1; 10 a.m. Linn supervisors and Johnson supervi- Bjj sors. Legislative meeting. Purple Cow, North Liberty. 10 a.m. Riverfront improvement commission. S-ij Regular meeting. Riverfront building, 2021 Ellis bou- SS 8g levard NW. p.m. Environmental review committee. gg Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. jigs 8 p.m. Hiawatha city council. Regular meeting. Hiawatha city hall council room. jS'ij m Thursday ff Community coordinating board. Regular vij; meeting. Lower level conference room, Linn Health center. jjj: p.m. Environmental review committee. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. p.m. Hoover Health council, joint session of ilS: ambulance task force and ACO development group, i-i-i-i jig: Room C-163, St. Luke's hospital. 7.38 p.m. Linn zoning and land use update meet- ing. Room 103, courthouse. jSij Friday a.m. Linn board of social services. Regular i-i-i-i meeting. Health center building. 11 a.m. Urban renewal board. Sixth floor confer- cnee room, city hall. 3 p.m. Cedar Rapids library board. Regular meet- ip ing. Conference room, library. ii-ijij Oberlin College First in 2 Areas Santa Songs Are Popular NEW YORK (AP) "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie has accounted for the sale of more than 000 records and some copies of sheet music. Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" has sold more than 99 million records in a number of languages and sold five and a half million copies of sheet music in the U.S. and Canada alone. "Rudolph the Uud-Nused Reindeer" by Johnny Marks has record sales of 103 million and total sheet music sales of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers says that its members have written more than songs with titles that include the word Christ- mas. To Order Your Action-Ad, Dial 398-8234. Obcrlln college opened Dec. 3, 1833, with a coeducational enrollment. Oberlin was the first college In the U.S. to adopt coeducation and, in 1835, it became (he first col- lege to refuse to bar students because of their race. FINE HOME FURNISHINGS Open Today (Sun.) 1 -5 p.m. Texas Instruments electronic calculator T1-15OO Small enough for your pocket. Priced for your budget. Percent key allows easy calculation of taxes, discounts, mark- ups, and ratios expressed as percentages. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and Full floating decimal automatically sets decimal point in correct place. Tl's smallest less than 7 ounces for uso anywhere. Built-in precision and reliability backed by one-year Texas Instruments warranty. SR-11 electronic slto rub calculator an electronic alternative to classical slide rule. NOW '79 95 Pi, scientific nototion. square ropts. squares. tpe touch of a key as wed as addition, subtraction, rriul tion division. Constant, chain and mixed Automatic (Full floating) decimal placement. Rechargeable long-life AC line operation. 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