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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: December 20, 1974 - Page 9

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Jobless Rate Up By Unlltil Inlotnullomil I.. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fit, Dec. M, 9 lowu's unt'inploymeiH rule, previously the lowest In the tuition, rose to 3 percent In November, up .9 percent from October's 2.1 percent figure. The November figure means ulxiut liiwuns are mil of work and state officials blame most of the jump on seasonal cutbacks. The nation- al jobless rate presently stands at 6.5 percent. One slate official, Wall Crude of the Iowa employment security commission, suld about 20 percent of the figure were not related to sea- sonal jobs such as agriculture, construction anil recreation, related Industries. Crede said no one knows ex- actly why those people are out of work. Another state official said Iowa may be showing the effects of recession that Is hit- ting other parts of the coun- try. Hulph lloksberxvn, assist- ant chief of research and sta- tistics for the commission, said sonic employers appear to be trying to reduce their salary costs by attrition, which is not hiring anyone to replace workers who resign or retire. Confracfs Are Awarded for Parnell School Remodeling Work WILLIAMSBURG The Williamsburg school board has let contracts for remodel- ing of the Parnell elementary center. The total to be spent is on the general con- tractor, the electrical con- tract, a new roof for the gym and a new playground surface. The Mel Schmidt Construc- tion Co. of Williamsburg was the only bidder on the general McGregor Delays Decision on Flood Ordinance MCGREGOR Concern over the effect that passage of a new flood control ordinance would have on property value, remodeling and rebuilding has led the McGregor city council to delay adoption of the ordi- nance. The federal insurance ad- ministration requires Ihe ordi- nance if residents are to con- tinue to be eligible to pur- chase flood insurance. The council voted lo delay any aclion pending further study and to inform the de- partment of housing and ur- ban development of its action and reason. Several council men fell passage of the ordinance would lower property values in areas designated as having special flood hazards. City officials noted McGre- gor probably faces greater danger of flood damage from the drainage ditch than from the Mississippi. City Attorney Tom Miller said Ihe city should be most concerned about flood damage to the light plant, due lo its vulnerable location and the large amount of expensive equipment located below ground level. contract at a price of This includes in extra work added by the school board for removal of the old gym floor in the lower level of the building and replacing it with a cement floor. This will provide storage space under the classrooms that will be built in that area. The Parnell building is being remodeled to add four new classrooms. Also to be ad- ded will be a new kitchen and a new second-floor roslroom. The money for the project comes from the sale recently of the Conroy elemen- tary building, which is being closed, and from the board had set aside for the work in this year's budget. Low Bidders Mayberry Electric was the low bidder on the electrical work in connection with the remodeling. This bid, which totals not only will wire the new areas of the building but also rewire the old parts to bring them up to federal safety standards. These standards include a requirement to install ground- ed electrical circuits through- out the building. lion's Plumbing and Heat- ing of Williamsburg submitted the only proposal on the plumbing work. A bid was submitted of for one ur- inal, two lavatories, two water heaters and a commercial dishwasher. Doehrmann agreed to do the installation work at "time and materi- based on an hour for two men. Iowa Road Builders of Ce- dar Rapids got the contract for installation of the play- ground surface, which will be asphalt, at a bid of Pointer Roofing Service of Williamsburg was the low bid- der on rerouting the gymna- It's the season! Our Own Recipe! Delicious Drinking _ _. egg Nog 2Qts. i at. Nobody In Hid world makoi Egg Nog like Dairy Maid Try it-You'lS like it! Ice Cream Flavor Suggestions: Holiday Chocolate Mint Dip Pumpkin Peppermint Egg Nog Black Walnut Cranberry Sherbet Pistachio For that hard-to-please somsone A Dairy Maid Gift Book in amounts of Great for delicious Ice Cream treats, etc. Order Now! Capons A Real fntaff Frosted Punch Lime Orange Mixed Fruit 5-Qt. Pail Heavy Cream Per Quart 60 "If it comes from a cow. ffi bettor If Dairy Maidf' Christmas Store Hours: M. Opm MI Day from 10a.m. to ItOOp.m. AN Chrltfimu 1526 First Avo. NE 2030 Sixth St. SW 5411 Center Pi. Rd. NW 3219 Ml. Vernon Rd. SE 408 Edgewood Rd. NW Phone 365-3206 smm mid the brcezeway be- tween the gym and the main building, at a cost of Approve Hiring In other action, the board approved the hiring of Marilca Schmidt as board secretary and business manager of the district, replacing Don Lang- las, who resigned last month to become deputy county as- sessor. Mrs. Schmidt has been Pierce's personal secretary, and has assisted Langlas witli bookkeeping duties. Charles Kleinmeycr was hired to take on extra duties of transporta- tion director of the district. Langlas was also transpor- tation director. Kleinmeyer will continue as school bus mechanic, but will give up his bus route. AP Wlrcptioto A Delightful Doll Dawn Billesbach, 14 months, appears delighted in the lap of an eight-fool Raggedy Ann doll made by her mother, Mrs. Roy Billesbach. Mrs. Billesbach said it took her a month to make the giant doll, which spends its days on a bed and is moved to the living room for the night. "She's just too big for anywhere Mrs. Billesbach said. Killians All 3 Moral Opm Noon 'til JiOO Decorator Pillows from Crawford in a Host of Styles Choose from bell needlepoint styles with traditional imported woven designs, satin pillow sets, empress cut velvet styles, regal chenille velvets with tufts, wide wale corduroy bedrests with kapok filling or from the "Natu- rals" collection in adobe choco- late accented nylon upholstery fabrics. Prices from 6.00. Downtown Fifth Floor Only Killian's Brings Back an Old Fashioned weatherwear of i Lonoon m TOO "Gotham" a look of distinction only by London Fog. Single breasted button through front coat has raglan sleeves with double saddle stitching. Pioj 100% Acrilan'" pile zip out lin- ing. 38-42 short, 40-46 regular, 42-46 long Desert sand shade only. 67.50 Downtown Street Floor one) Lmtiolfi puf your money on Haggar Doubleknit all polyester slacks have flare leg and belt loop styling. 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