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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                10 The Cedar Rapids Gatetle: Tucs.. Pec. 17, Budget Cuts Asked Seek 'Status Quo' Situation By Krlstelle Pelersen DBS MOINES (DPI) State Comptroller Marvin Sel- den will recommend that state agencies and departments cut back their budget askings some million to "a basic status quo situation" when Gov. Robert D. Ray opens his budget hearings here Thurs- day and Friday. The 130 state agencies, de- partments and commissions have requested a record billion for the 1975-77 bien- nium to offset inflation and implement their programs. Stumbling Block Selden's office has gone over the proposed budgets witha fine tooth comb and pared tho total down to billion. Inflation is the major stum- bling block in figuring the budgets for the next two year, with the department heads and comptroller differing on how much of a cushion is needed to offset spiralling prices. Ray, who has managed to build a million surplus in the state treasury over the last six years, has called on de- partment heads to use "dis- cipline" in making up their budgets and to hold down spending. Under a new budget making procedure, the governor last month accepted initial askings from the department heads and gave them the opportunity present their pro- to briefly grams. Tho comptroller's office then looked into those depart- mental figures and came up with a set of lower proposals to give the governor a bal- anced budget to present to the 1975 legislature. Art Claus, the assistant state budget director, said, "The main factor we are deal- ing with is inflation. The de- partments "have given us an idea of what they need and we have tried to determine what they actually need to operate in a basic status quo situa- tion." Claus explained the comp- troller's office has looked at Found New Life In Minnesota, Escapee Accused of Breakin WATERLOO William Bannister, en children plus caring for three others. 39, who built a new life in Minneapolis after His wife, Sharon, said his arrest in Wat- escaping from prison in Alabama eight years erloo was a shock, but said she could "see it ago, has been charged with a breakin here. coming. I think it was the pressure from that Authorities said he was arrested at the Wisconsin thing." General Tire Co. here Saturday night on a The "Wisconsin thing" was a burglary charge of breaking and entering. charge in Janesville a week attcr the Ala- Bannister had been In prison several bama warrant was served, to which Bannis- tlmes since his escape but authorities did not tcr pled guilty last week. discover he was wanted In Alabama until he Mrs. Bannister said her husband broke a was picked up on a complaint last September In Minneapolis. Since his escape, Bannister had learned a trade, completed a year of college, married and bought a house. He discovered people who would fight his return to Alabama, where he facesthe re- maining 47 years of a 50-year sentence for all details of tho various budg- et askings, applied some infla- tionary factors and considered what might be eliminated. Current Budget He said he uses the current operating budgets of the de- partments and projects those out, factoring in inflationary trends to determine what a re- alistic request would be. "It we gave them all they wanted there would have to be a tax increase to create a bal- anced Claus said. Under Iowa law, the gover- nor must submit a detailed budget proposal for all agen- cies of the executive branch to the state legislature. The pro- posal, must outline the needs of each individual department, agency and commission. The legislature takes under advisement the governor's re- quests and drafts its appropri- ation bills, based on additional hearings, for the various de- partments. To give each departmental head an opportunity to explain his office's needs, four days have been set aside for the budget hearings. They will open Thursday and Friday in the governor's office here and continue Dec. 26 and 27. burglary. The Bannisters are raising their own sev- window to get into a building in Janesville, but thought it over and decided not to risk 8 wrecking the life he had built. Breaking the window, however, set off a silent alarm and lie was arrested on the way to his car. Mrs. Bannister said her husband started "acting differently" after being in court. B "When he talked he just talked about nega- live she said. Altered Bills Being Passed in Iowa City Area IOWA CITY Authorities are warning merchants in the Coralville-Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area to be on the alert for two men attempting to purchase merchandise with bills altered to look like bills. The two men entered the 7- Elcven food store in Coralville and made a purchase with an altered bill. When the doctored bill was discovered by the manager, the men reportedly apologized profusely and paid for the merchandise. Later, an Iowa City restaur- ant and department store ac- cepted bills with the num- ber 20 pasted over all four cor- ners on one side. One detective said the alter- ation has been done "very professionally and will pass the bill is scruliuiml carefully and on both sides." ON THIS DATE in 1939, dur- ing World war II, the crew of the German pocket battleship, "Graf scuttled the ship off Uruguay rather than let it fall into the hands of the Bri- tish. Manchester Garbage Contract Is Awarded MANCHESTER Terry Houlihan, Masonville, was awarded the garbage collec- tion contract at the second bid letting for the service at the Manchester council meeting Monday. Houlihahn's successful bid on Nov. 4 was judged invalid because he was not able to comply with a per- formance bond specified in the earlier contracts. City officials decided to low- er the bond requirement to for Monday night's bidding. Houlihan's bid was other- wise identical to the one sub- mitted in November at 45 cents a bag to residents for twice- weekly pick up. The only other bidder was Robert Schulte, Delhi, at 50 cents a has for the service. All of the city and county dumps will be closed officially on Dec. 31., by order of the Delaware county landfill com- mission and county supervi- sors. All garbage will then have to be hauled to the sanitary landfill on highway 38 between Delhi and Hopkinton. No action was taken by the council on bids submitted on a new street sweeper. Bidders were Herman Brown, Cedar Rapids, and Elliott Equipment, Daven- port, Line Troubles, Ice Postpone KSIN Sign-on SIOUX CITY (AP) The Iowa Educational Broadcast- ing Network said technical problems compounded by the weather may force a delay of several days in activating Channel 27 KSIN-TV in Sioux City.- IEBN spokesman Mark Douglas said the scheduled sign-on time had been p.m. Sunday, but problems had developed in a transmis- sion line on top of the foot-high tower. That portion of the line was lowered to the ground and repaired. Workers tried to return the line to the top of the lower Saturday morning but were stopped by ice. Bad weather over the weekend continued to hamper the workmen and it wasn't certain when the line would lie restored. Culver Praised By Albert WASHINGTON, D.C. Speaker Carl Albert Monday called Iowa's Sen. elect John C. Culver "one of most talent- ed and brilliant members" of the house of representatives. Albert praised Culver as the Cedar Rpids Democrat and two other former chairmen of the Democratic study group who arc leaving the house re- ceived plaques of appeciation from the DSG for their serv- ice. Rep. Thomas S. Folcy CD- master of ceremonies at the gathering in the house caucus room, recalled that Culver "instituted tho plan to restructure house commit- tees." He also credited Culver with bcinK a "builder of the Demo- cratic party in Iowa." In accepting the honor, Cul- ver said he knew what was ex- pected of him, but that he didn't know if he could live up to it. Culver and his wife, Ann, Tuesday attend the Christmas dinner and dance for congress given by President and Mrs. Ford at the White House. Although Culver has been in the house ten years, this is his first opportunity to attend such a White House party, he said. Iowa's Sen. Dick Clark and his wife, Jean, also planned to attend. ON THIS DATE in 1969, the U.S. air force officially closed Project Blue Book, the agency which for 21 years had been investigating unidentified fly- ing objects. A Service Mark By Lloyd Moffltt BURLINGTON On March 11, 1929, a young man named Louis J. (Van) Vandenberg opened a diner in Burlington. He called it Van's Lunch Box. Burlington had two news- papers in those days, and Van took a reporter from, each paper with him as he walked out onto Mac-Arthur bridge and threw the keys into the river "on the south he recalled. Black Hawk Jail Probe Cites Assaults WATERLOO Sexual assaults upon both men and women prisoners have been cited by a Black Hawk county grand jury in a report about conditions at the county jail. The report, released late Monday by District Judge Pe- ter Van Metre, said the 12- year-old jail was not con- structed so jailers from their own office could maintain a proper watchupon prisoners. The grand jury report cited instances of sodomy, attempts by male prisoners to make sexual assaults on women pri- soners and various kinds of assaults on young people put into quarters with what the grand jury described s hard- ened criminals. Black Hawk County Attor- ney David Dutton, who was among those testifying before the grand jury, said the prob- lem is "an alarming lack of supervision." He wanted to dramatize the fact that Van's would never close. For more than years it never closed. But it does now on Sun- days. Don Hallberg, who bought the Lunch Box from Van in 1946, said difficulty in secu- Helping him grow up is a grownup job Careful planning can provide financial security for the future of those we love those who depend on us. Modern Woodmen can help with your plans. Since 1883 we've boon providing the finest life insurance and fraternal benefits for our members and their beneficiaries their dependents. Ask your Modern Woodmen representative how you can best plan for your future and the future of your family. MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA of Ihf imlinn's lila insurance orpiiniailiom. Homo Offlco. Rock Island, Illinois 61201 MERTON H. KRUMREI J16 WlndxxDf. NC Cudor Rapidi, Iowa 177-0077 ring help and need for him to ease off motivated the Sunday closing, which, he said, he de- plores. Although the continuous service sign in the restaurant is dated 1930, it sells the ea- tery short the hours of continuous service date from that March day in 1929. City Manager Post Offered At Iowa City IOWA CITY Salary up. pears to bo the key to whether a Now Hampshire man will accept in Iowa City. Mayor Ed tola The Gazette Tuesday that Nell Berlin 37, town manager at Hanover, N.H., has boon of- fered the Iowa City post. DartJ mouth college is located In Hanover, a community of about population. "The conditions of the offer are still very much up in the Czarnecki said. "Cer-. tainly, the matter has not been resolved. We certainly are interested and he seems interested In us." Czarnecki indicated a deci- sion is expected in the near fu- ture. A New England native, Ber- lin is a University of Missouri graduate and has held the Hanover post six years. He was one of 70 applicants for the Iowa City post. Iowa City has been without a city manager since Sept. 20 when Ray Wells left the com- munity to become city admin- istrator at Lakewood, Colo. Johnson Authorities Probe Rape Report IOWA CITY The Johnson county sheriff's department and Iowa City police are con- ducting a joint investigation into a reported rape which oc- curred west of Iowa City late Monday night. The Iowa City woman said she had accepted a ride home from work with an acquaint- ance when she was threatened and assaulted. The woman was treated at an Iowa City hospital for cuts and abrasions and released. New Ad Format Devised By IDC to Promote Iowa DES MOINES new format of na- tional advertising to promote Iowa as a place to locate plants is being tried by the Iowa development commission. The commission wants to single out five nationally prominent companies not head- quartered in the state that have plants here in its magazine campaign. The ads could appear in up to 14 publica- tions, including Forbes and Fortune maga- zines. Features Sara Lee The first advertisement, in the Dec. 15 issue of Forbes, is a black and while ad featuring Sara Lee Kitchens. "Sura Lee Likes Iowa. Iowa Likes Sara large headlines declare around a pic- ture of a piece of cake. In smaller print, the copy says "And that's a nice arrangement, any way you slice it. Fact is, 159 of America's top 500 compa- nies operate 436 plants in Iowa." Sara Lee, with a plant in New Hampton; Zenith Radio Corp., Sioux City, and Eaton, a. transmission manufacturer with facilities in Slicnandoah and Spencer, have agreed to be part of the national advertising. Indicate Support The other two sought by the development commission, Procter and Gamble Manufac- turing Co., with an Iowa City plant, and Breck Shampoo at Fort Madison: have in- dicated support but have not made a final decision. In the past, the commission has generally relied on advertisements that do not feature specific companies. Development Commissioner Director Del Van Horn said there is no intention to give the five companies an edge over their Iowa- based competitors or to use tax dollars to promote the five firms. Van Horn said the commission isn't play- ing favorites, but is just trying to attract new industry. Absolutely Apple, Pie that brings yon back to Bishops, Bishop Apple Pie is absolutely apple. That's because we use apple cider in our recipe. This is what gives our apple pie the absolutely apple flavor you'll lovfi. Apple Pie another of the foods that bring you back to Bishops. Absolutely. YOU'LL FIND WE'RE JUST A LITTLE 'VI Lindnlo Plaza Downtown CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY   

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