Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 20, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette December 20, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Dec. 20, 1974 Vietnam Bonuses: Lack Funds for All Claims By Randy Minkoff DES MOINES (UPI) — The executive secretary of the Iowa bonus board said the agency lacks funding to pay all of the claims being filed under lima s Vietnam bonus law Ray Kauffman told Gov. Robert I). Ray at the governor’s budget hearings here Thursday the board will need at least $4 million more in 1975-76 to pay off the ever increasing number of claims being filed by Iowa veterans eligible for the bonus. “I don’t know where all these veterans are coming from and I don’t know how we can pay them all,” Kauffman said. ‘‘Minnesota went broke one year ago while South Dakota went broke three separate times under similar conditions.’’ Kauffman explained that when the legislature originally enacted the bill, only about 75,IMM) claims were expected, but the state already has received close to 100.000 claims with another 21£ years remaining for eligible veterans to file for the bonus. The state Educational Radio and Television Network Board, which oversees operation of the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network, formally made its request for the 1975-77 biennium of $4 million — nearly a IOO percent increase over its previous askings. IEBN Director Thomas Ditzel said the main reason for the jump is the fact that the network has expanded to transmitters serving all 99 counties Included in the request is a capital appropriation of $2.8 million for a new building to house IEBN network productions. Program Director Michael LaBonia said the IEBN hopes to produce more local shows in the next two years and specifically cited four projects that the network has in the works Current Balance Ray Disagreed At present, the board only has a balance of $325,670 with 4.410 claims yet to be paid. Kauffman said some days the board receives between 200 and 300 claims. Ray questioned whether some of the veterans were seeking claims twice or whether other states were also paying bonuses. But Kauffman assured the governor and legislators attending the budget hearings this is not the case. Rep. Keith Dunton (D-Thornburg), who is expected to be chairman of the house appropriations committee, said the state Apparently does not have any choice but to grant an additional $4 million and that sentiment was echoed by Ray aide Elmer Vermeer “We would not like to deprive those veterans of the benefits so I imagine we’ll give this thing approval,” Dunton said. Included are an Iowa Magazine program, an Iowa History program, a Farm Digest series and instructional units to aid teachers. Ray, without commenting on the exact budget asking, seemed to disagree with IEBN officials that Iowa is behind other states in funding of educational TV. “I always hear how good our programming is compared with other states when I'm out traveling.” Ray said. In other testimony, the higher education facilities commission requested that the Iowa legislature increase the maximum Iowa tuition grant from the present $1,000 to $1,500. In morning testimony, both the department of public instruction and the state board of regents proposed sizeable increases in their biennial budgets over previous requests. The total DPI budget for 1975-76 was $429.8 million while the regents requested $340.1 mmllion for the same time period AP Wtreohofo He’s Prepared DuWayne Jensen, Clear Lake, is prepared for any contingency during the winter season. By attaching four wheels to a traditional winter conveyance, Jensen is prepared to enjoy a sleigh ride come snow or shine. Power plant for the unconventional rig is an Arabian mare, Zuela-Zar. i-XXri-x-xixxs&WrX-x-: Wall Repairs Are Authorized By School Board IOWA CITY - The Iowa CI-ty Community school board met Thursday and decided to repair the bulging wall in the city high school gymnasium. The condition of the wall has led school officials to hold all sporting events in other schools. The board voted to spend $65,900 on the project, with the contract going to Paulson Construction Co. of Cedar Rapids. The board’s decision reversed a Tuesday vote when the board refused to make repairs due to the high cost of the project. Earlier estimates had indicated costs would be around $55,000 Eastern Iowa Projects Gain Health Facilities Unit Okay DES MOINES (UPI) — The health facilities construction review committee of the state office of planning and programming Thursday approved ten construction projects for reimbursement of federal funds and delayed a number of others for 30 days. The ones approved and costs included: Howard County hospital, Cresco, addition of physical therapy department, $7.4320; Veteran s Memorial hospital, Waukon, improvement and remodeling of two patient rooms for special care, $8,908, Plymouth Manor care center, I* Mars, addition of 24 beds, $228,000, and Burgess Memorial hospital. Onawa, purchase of equipment from previous ambulance owner, $20.IMMI Others approved and their costs were: Independence Care Center, Independence. 50-bed addition; $420.(NMI; Mercy hospital, Cedar Rapids, relocation of family practice center, $687,IKM!, Mitchellville care center, Mitchellville, new 64-bed nursing home. $631.(MKI; Rosary hospital. Corning, establish physical therapy unit, $5.3(HI: Ottumwa Manor, Ottumwa. 50-bed addition, $420.IMM), and the Scott county health center, Davenport, special review Those delayed 30 days were: Good Shepherd geriatric center and Mason City Manor care center, both Mason City; Story county hospital, Nevada; Madison Manor South, Winterset, and the Villa West care center. Winterset. Out-of-Court Settlement in Damage Claim Move Considered to Resubmit Remodeling Proposal at Mar-Mac i MCGREGOR—A move is under way to submit a revised school remodeling and building program to the Mar-Mac district voters. Supt. Guy Ghan said an active citizens committee is needed “which will be interested in exploring further exactly what they (voters) want.” A building and remodeling proposal that was designed to correct serious deficiences in the district facilities has twice been turned down by voters and the board has decided not to resubmit the plan It would have allowed for remodeling the Marquette elementary building, remodeling the McGregor building gym into classrooms and building a new lunchroom and gymnasium to the west of the present high school building Additional remodeling would have allowed all the district's students to be housed in one location, the present music annex to be vacated and music facilities moved to new quarters. The revised plan school officials are considering includes completing fire safety work at the Marquette school, remodeling it extensively and shifting grades six, seven and eight into the structure Remodeling would include lowering the ceilings and covering the floors perhaps with carpet. The building would provide rooom for art, music and library facilities for these grades The kitchen would no longer be used Another part of the developing plan would be to build a small addition to the present middle schoool in McGregor housing all kindergarten through fifth grade students The high school building wold bt* used for grades 9-12 only. The new lunchroom and gym callcsl for in the original building program would still Des Moines Show of Native Artists Work TAMA — A self-taught native American artist, Leonard Youngbear. who lives in the Mesquakie Indian settlement west of Tama, has been chosen for a one-man show of his traditional Indian art from IU a rn. to 5 p m. Sunday at the Schertle Galleries in Des Moines Youngbear will exhibit ink, charcoal and pastel originals and prints Some of his prints and originals are on permanent display and are for sale at the House — lineal Arts and Crafts. Marshalltown lie constructed west of the present high school. Music facilities would be* moved inside the high school building According to preliminary plans, the board estimates that such a plan would cost approximate the same as the one previously submitted. Tin* major differences are that the Marquette building would not Im* vacated, the McGregor gym would not be remodeled into classrooms and library for young students, and the small addition would be* made at the middle school. New Plant DES .MOINES (AP) - An Elkhart couple who sought $2<NUHMI in the accidental electrocution of their son at the Iowa state fair has accepted an out-of-court settlement of 20,008 Mrs. Gary Ingram said Thursday she and her husband accepted the offer from Century 21 Shows, which operated the fairground midway. Eight-year-old Robert Ingram died after he touched a pickup camper on the midway Aug. 22. 1971. The camper, owned by Century 21 employe Harry Cannon, reportedly carried an electrical charge from a faulty airconditioner. The Ingrams claimed in their suit filed in Polk county district court that Century 21 and Cannon were negligent The suit was also brought against the state fair board and its secretary, Kenneth Fulk The dead boy was one of six Ingram children and had a twin brother Sheller-Globe To Close Plant Over Holidays IOWA CITY - Sheller* Globe Corp. announced Thursday it will close its Iowa City plant for two weeks beginning Monday The company recently laid off 165 of its BOU Iowa City workers indefinitely. However, company representatives said the two-week shutdown is not due to business adjustments. Officials said that with two paid holidays falling in mid-week (Christmas and New Year’s day) , it would not be economically feasible to shut the plant down for Sheller-Globe these times and reopen for the remainder of the week Employes will Ik* paid for the two days of the holiday, but will not draw pay for the rest of the shutdown. West Union Sewer Project Costs Increase WUST UNION - The West Union council was told by a representative of the B. Hanson and Associates engineering firm that it will cost an additional $180,000 to $200,000 to complete the sewage project Lyle TeKippe said the firm has had to drill through more risk than had been anticipated from earlier tests Nelson Constructors, Inc., Cobb. VVis., had relieved the $1,569,471 bid iii .lune for the new sewage plant and lines. The council noted a $3.IHS) shortage for interest on loans for the airport projects construction, but no decision was reached on payment. The council also approved payment of $39,6811 to Des Moines Pittsburgh Steel Co. for water tower construction Gloomy Report Presented On County Home Future MARENGO - The Iowa county board of supervisors received a gloomy report on the future of the county home this week. John Pfiffner of the Iowa City consulting firm of Powers-VVillis and Associates gave a pre-preliminary report to the board on the study now underway on the county facility. “It’s not a rosy picture.” Pfiffner said. He said if nothing is done to the present county home building, constructed in 1909 with a recreation room added about ten years ago, the rated capacity of the home will drop from 53 now to 13 on Dec. 31, 1975. Space Required Various state health department regulations would mandate this, he said. Among these are the number of square feet required for each resident of the home. The supervisors, who have been wrestling with the state regulations and problems for a number of months, are considering a conference with the Keokuk county board of supervisors in the near future to explore the question of a joint facility for both counties The Keokuk board is facing the same difficulties with its home and also is having a study made of its future. County Options Pfiffner said the county's options on the home are either a major remodeling project on the present building or a new building The state health department will require beginning next year that each patient has a minimum of IOO square feet in a single room. Now , according to a health department survey completed Nov. 14. the Iowa county home averages be tween 55 and 70 square feet per patient. The report also shows all but four of the 25 rooms on the second floor of the main building are less than eight feet wide; another requirement. This would drop the population on the second floor from 25 persons to two. Rated Capacity On the third floor, the rated capacity would drop from 20 to eight on the same basis. A room with up to four persons in it can have 80 square feet per resident. Pfiffner also noted the 1974 legislature passed a law requiring that multi-story buildings have an elevator in them so the handicapped can get from floor to floor. The Iowa county home building is three-story and he estimated the cost of such an elevator at $50.(NKI to $60 IMN! Need a second car? Read Classified. Massage Ban To Be Delayed By Des Moines DES MOINES (UPI) - An attorney for Des Moines said Thursday that the city doesn't plan to enforce its newly-enacted ban on outcall massage operators for 60 days. The attorneys told Polk county District Judge A. B. Crouch a temporary injunction being sought by parlor operators to bl(K*k the ordinance is not needed at this time. City Solicitor William Gro-teluschon gave the city’s position at the injunction hearing He said the city still considers the new ordinance a law but will ignore it for 60 days because of a provision giving the massage parlors time to obtain city permits and meet city standards for in-parlor operations. He said outcall massage operations, banned under the new ordinance, also will be allowed to operate another 60 days. KANSAS CITY (AP) — Butler Manufacturing Co. announced it will build a plant at Story City to manufacture grain drying equipment. Butler said it is in the process of acquiring a 58-acre tract on the northwest side of Story City for the plant, which will cover about 85 (MNI square feet. The All New FOTO AND STEREO HAS ARRIVED WHY NOT STOP DOWN AND VISIT US! CANON FTB ONE Of THE WORLD’S GREAT SLR CAMERAS ASK THE PRO WHO'S HANDLED THE BEST — HE Ll TELL YOU THAT THE CANON FTB IS MORE CAMERA THAN YOU MAY HAVE BARGAINED FOR AT SUCH A MODERATE PRICE 249 95 MFG Pine* $384 OPENING SPECIAL CEDAR RAPIDS FOTO AND STEREO AT THI CORNER OF Ut AVE. A Ut ST. S.I. SERVING IOWA FOR 45 YEARS AMES CEDAR RAPIDS WATERLOO OHEARIH * Good will to all mon. . . on thi»—tho birthday of oar Lord and SaviorI IOWA-ILLINOIS GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY OFFICES WILL BE O.OSED TUESDAY&WEDNESMY, DECEMBER24 & 25th in observance of CHRISTMAS Telephone switchboards and personnel required to handle emergency calls will remain on duty to assure you of continuing, dependable service during the holiday. WITWER INSURANCE 701 MNR Phone 362-3030 (Gentlemen: We are a specialty shire specializing in fine clot bef for women! We knew your wife, or the love of your life, and we know what will really thrill her come Christmas morning. Things like a beautiful, supple leather coat or pant coat . . . only $99 Or Pendleton sportswear! Or choose from a vast selection of famous label pantsuits! 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  • A. B. Crouch
  • Des Moines
  • Duwayne Jensen
  • Elmer Vermeer
  • Gary Ingram
  • Guy Ghan
  • Harry Cannon
  • James Kenrob
  • John Pfiffner
  • Keith Dunton
  • Kenneth Fulk
  • Leonard Youngbear
  • Lyle Tekippe
  • Michael Labonia
  • Randy Minkoff
  • Ray Kauffman
  • Robert Ingram
  • Thomas Ditzel

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: December 20, 1974

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