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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Dec. IH7I Viefnom Bonuses; Lack Funds for All Claims By Randy Minktff DBS MOINES (UPI) The executive secretary of the lo- wii bonus board suid the agency lacks funding to pay all of the claims being filed under Iowa's Vietnam bonus law. Ray Kauffman told Gov. Robert D. Ray at the governor's budget hearings here Thursday the board will need at least 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 coining from and I don't know how we can pay them 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 Kauffman explained that when the legislature originally enacted the bill, only about claims were expected, but the state already has received close to claims with an- other 2% years remaining for eligible veterans lo file for the bonus. Current Balance At present, the board only has a balance of with 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 seek- ing claims twice or whether other states were also paying bo- nuses. But Kauffman assured the governor and legislators at- tending the budget hearings this is not the case. Rep. Keith Dunton who is expected to be chairman of the house appropriations committee, said the state Apparently does not have any choice but to grant an ad- ditional million and that sentiment was echoed fay Ray aide Elmer Vermeer. "We would not like to deprive those veterans of the bene- fits so I imagine we'll give this thing Dunton said. The slate Educational Radio and Television Network Board, which oversees operation of the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network, formally made its request for the 1975-77 bicnnium of million nearly a percent in- crease over its previous askings. 1EBN Director Thomas said the main reason for the jump is the fact that the network has expanded to trans- mitters serving all 99 counties. Included in the request is a capital appropriation of S2.S million for a new building to house 1EBN network produc- tions. Program Director Michael UiBonia said the 1EBN hopes to produce more local shows in the next two years and specif- ically cited four projects that the network has in the works. Ray Disagreed Included are an Iowa Magazine program, an Iowa History program, a Kami Digest series and instructional units to aid teachers. Ray, without commenting on the exact budget asking, seemed to disagree with IEBN officials thai Iowa is behind other states in funding of educational TV. "I always hear how good our programming is compared with other stales when I'm oul Ray said. In other testimony, the higher education facilities com- mission requested that the Iowa legislature increase the max- imum Iowa tuition grant from the present to In morning testimony, both the department of public in- struction and the state board of regents proposed sizeable in- creases in their biennial budgets over previous requests. The total DPI budget for 1975-76 was million while the regents requested mmllion for the same time peri- od. 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 Ihe wall has led school officials to hold all sporting events in other schools. The board voted to spend on the projecl, wilh (he contract going to Paulson Con- struction Co. of Cedar Rapids. The board's decision re- versed a Tuesday vote when the board refused to make re- pairs due to the high cost of the project. Earlier estimates had indi- cated costs would be around Eastern Iowa Gain Health Facilities Unit Okay DES MOINES (UPI) The heallh facilities construction review committee of the state office of planning and pro- gramming Thursday approved ten construction projects for reimbursemenl 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, Veteran's Memorial hospital, Waukon, improvement and re- modeling of two patient rooms for special care, Plym- outh Manor care center, Le Mars, addition of 24 beds, and Burgess Memori- al hospital, Onawa, purchase of equipment from previous ambulance owner, Others approved and their costs were: Independence Care Center, Independence, 50-bed addition; Mercy hospital, Ce- dar Rapids, relocation of fam- ily practice cenler, Mitchellville care center, Mltchcllvillc, new 64-bed nurs- ing home, Rosary hospital, Corning, establish physical therapy unit, Ottumwa Manor, Oltuniwa, 50-bed addition. and Move Considered to Resubmit Remodeling Proposal at Mar-Mac move is under way to submit a revised school remodeling and build- ing program to the Mar-Mae district voters. Supt. Guy Ghan said an ac- tive citizens committee is needed "which will be inter- ested in exploring further ex- actly 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 ele- mentary building, remodeling the McGregor building gym into classrooms and building a new lunchroom and gymna- sium to the west of the pre- sent high school building. Additional remodeling would have allowed all the dis- trict's students to be housed in one location, the present mu- sic annex to be vacated and music facilities moved to new quarters. The revised plan school offi- cials are considering includes completing fire safety work at the Marquette school, remod- eling it extensively and shifting grades six, seven and eight into the structure. Remodeling would include lowering the ceilings and cov- ering the floors perhaps with carpet. The building would pro'vide rooom for art, music and library facilities for these grades. The kitchen would no longer be used. Another part of the develop- ing plan would be to build a small addition to the present middle sohoool in McGregor housing all kindergarten through fifth grade students. The high school building wold be used for grades 9-12 only. The new lunchroom and gym called for in the original building program would still Des Moines Show of Native Artists Work TAMA A self-taught na- tive American artist, Leonard Youngbear, who lives in the Mesquakie Indian settlement west of Tama, has been cho- sen for a one-man show of his traditional Indian art from 10 a.m. 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 perma- nent display and are for sale at the House Local Arts and Crafts, Marshalltown. lie constructed west of the pre- sent 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 approximatly the same as the one previously submitted. The major differences are thai tlie Marqucllc building would not be vacated, the McGregor gym would not be remodeled into classrooms and library for young stu- dents, and the small addition would be made at the middle school. New Plant KANSAS CITY (AP) But- ler Manufacturing Co. an- nounced it will build a plant at Story City to manufacture grain drying equipment. But- ler said it is in the process of acquiring a 58-acre tract on the northwest side of Story Ci- ty for the plant, which will cover about square feet. 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, Winter- set, and the Villa West care center. Wlntersel. Out-of-Court Settlement in Damage Claim DES MOINES (AP) An Elkhart couple who sought in the accidental elec- trocution of their son at the Io- wa state fair lias accepted an out-of-court settlement of Mrs. Gary Ingram said Thursday she and her hus- band accepted the offer from Century 21 Shows, which oper- ated the fairground midway. Eight-year-old Robert In- gram died after'he touched a pickup camper on the midway Aug. 22, 1971. The camper, owned by Century 21 employe Harry Cannon, reportedly car- ried an electrical charge from a faulty air-conditioner. The Ingrains 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. AP Wlreofiolo He's Prepared DuWayne Jensen, Clear Lake, is prepared for any contingency during the winter season. By at- taching 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. Sheller-Globe To Close Plant Over Holidays IOWA CITY Sheller- Globe Corp. announced Thurs- day it will close its Iowa City plant for two weeks beginning Monday. The company recently laid off 165 of its 600 Iowa City workers indefinitely. However, company repre- sentatives said the two-week shutdown is not due to busi- ness adjustments. Officials said that with two paid holi- days falling in mid-week (Christmas and New Year's day) it would not be econom- ically feasible lo shut the plant down for Sheiler-Globe these times and reopen for the remainder of the week. Employes will be 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 WEST UNION The West Union council was told by a representative of the B. Han- son and Associates engineer- ing firm that it will cost an additional to to complete the sewage pro- ject. Lyle ToKippe said the firm has had to drill through more rock than had been anticipat- ed from earlier tests. Nelson Constructors, Inc., Cobb, Wis., had rcdevcd the bid in June for the new sewage plant and lines. The council noted a shortage for interest on loans for tlie airport projects con- struction, bul no decision was reached on payment. The council also approved payment of to Des Moines Pittsburgh Steel Co. for water tower construction. Gloomy Report Presented Massage Ban I T n PN _ I___ On County Home Future MARENOO The Iowa county board of supervisors received a gloomy report on the future of the county home this week. John Pfiffner of the Iowa Ci- ty consulting firm of Powers- Willis and Associates gave a pre-preliminary report to the board on the study now under- way on the county facility. "It's nol 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 depart- ment regulations would man- date 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 con- sidering a conference with the Keokuk county board of super- visors in the near future lo ex- plore 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 100 square feet in a single room. Now, according to a health department survey completed Nov. 14, the Iowa county home averages be- The AH 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. OPENING SPECIAL CEDAR RAPIDS MFG. FOTO AND STEREO AT THE CORNER OF 1st AVE. 1st ST. S.I. 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Pfiffner also noted the 1974 legislature passed a law re- quiring that multi-story build- ings have an elevator in them so the handicapped can gel from floor to floor. The Iowa county home build- ing is three-story and he esti- mated the cosl of such an elc- valor at to Need a second Classified. Read 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-en- acted ban on outcall massage operators for BO days. The attorneys told Polk county District Judge A. B. Crouch a temporary injunction being sought by parlor opera- tors to block Ihe ordinance is not needed al this lime. City Solicilor William Gro- teluschen gave the city's posi- tion at the injunction hearing. He said the city still considers the new ordinance a law but will ignore it for 60 days be- cause of a provision giving the massage parlors lime to ob- tain city permits and meet ci- ty standards for in-parlor op- erations. 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