Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 23, 1974, Page 9

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December 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cochran Names Standing House Committee Members DBS MOINES Iowa House Speaker-elect Dale Cochran Monday announced the appointments for the 15 standing committees In the house for the 1975 Iowa legis- lature. Keith Dunton (D-Thorn- burg) was appointed chair- man of the 42-membcr appro- priations committee, John Patched (D-North Liberty) will head the education com- mittee and Lowell W. Norland (D-Kensctt) will chair Ihc ways and means committee. Six committees will have Iheir membership completed early next month after the Dec. 30 special elections de- cide two house seats in Du- buque county. Other committee chair- mans, all Democrats because that party controls the house, are: Husack, Toledo; Cities and seph Rinas, Marion; Com- Small, Iowa City; County W. "Bill" Hutchins, Guthrie Center; Energy-Mary O'Hal- loran, Cedar Kails; Iliniai Heswirces-Thomas Iligglns, Davenport; Judiciary Law Jesse, DCS Moines; Labtr aid lid- ustrlal Con- nors, DCS Moines; Natural Re- Middleswart, Indianola; Rules-James Fitz- gerald, Fort Dodge; State R. "Bill" Mon- roe, Burlington, and Traispvr- Robert Krause, Fenton. Committees with uncom- plele membership are ways and means, transportation, la- bor and industrial relations, energy, commerce and county government. Republicans chaired all the committees during the last sessions, so all the assign- ments are new this sessions. Eastern Iowa legislators as- signed by committee are: Ag- riculture, Husak; Herman Hinkhouse, West Branch; Fred Koogler, Oskaloosa; Lin- da Svoboda, Amana; Appro- priations, Don Avenson, Oel- wein; Roger Halvorson, Mon- ona; William Hargrave, Iowa City; Husak; Joan Lipsky, Ce- dar Rapids; John 1'atchett, North Liberty; Art Small, Io- wa City; Senior Tofte, Decor- ah; Russell Wyckoff, Vinton. Cities aid towns, Bill Dicle- man, I'ella; Scott Newhard, Anamosa; Lipsky; Commerce, Small; Maurice Hennessey, Hyan; Cooper Evans, Grundy Center, Halvorson; Coiiity goverimenl, Tom Gllloon, Du- buque; Herbert Hinkhouse, West Branch. Education, Patchett; Terry Dryland, Elkader; Energy, Avenson; Human resources, Hargrave; Lipsky; Newhard; Tofte, Judiciary aid law en- lorcement, Newhard; Dyrland; Hennessey; Otto Nealson, West Liberty; Labor and Ind- ustrial relations, Gilloon. Natural resources, Wyckoff; Tofte; Avenson; Halvorson; Hinkhouse; Koogler; Rules, Floyd Millen, Farmington; Hargrave; State government, Patchett; Small; Svoboda; Transportation, Keith Dunton, Thornberg; Gilloon; Koogler; Ways and Means, Dieleman; Dyrland; Hennessey; Husak; Svoboda; Wyckoff. Professor Uses Transistors To Learn About Reindeer IOWA CITY Ru- dolf's nose is a bit unusual, then consider a reindeer with a transistor radio. If one shows up at your house this Christmas, the man responsible is not Santa Claus, but the University of Iowa's Professor Edgar Folk. The reindeer radio craze be- gan a few years ago when Folk wanted to find out what Tribute Planned For H. R. Gross WATERLOO trib- ute to retiring Thrid district Rep. H.R. Gross( R-Iowa) has been set for Jan. 11-12 at the Ramada Inn in Waterloo. Keith E. Myers of Grundy Center is general chairman of the committee planning Ihe event with the theme "Thank You, H.R." Myers said there would be a reception, dinner and pro- gram Jan. 11 and an ope house for the public Jan. 12. "We want to make this a real first-class affair in honor of our Congressman after Ins 26 years of dedicated service to the Third district, the stale of Iowa, and the Myers said. Tickets for the dinner are and may be obtained by writing the "Thank you, H.R." committee, Route 1, Grundy Center. There is no charge for the Sunday afternoon open houw goes on during the average day of a reindeer. To do this, he used a har- ness lo suspend a small radio transmitter between the front legs of five Alaskan reindeer. The transmitter monitored the reindeers' heart activity, prov- iding Folk with information on whal the animals were doing when they could not be seen. Six Cycles Round (he clock studies showed that reindeer go through approximately six cy- cles every 24 hours. Each four-hour cycle includes sleep- ing, eating, running, groom- ing and general exchange of reindeer pleasantries. "Reindeer enjoy each oth- er's company and the first lo wake up nudges the others un- til all are up and about for an- other four Folk said. The professor said this ac- counts for stories about the games reindeer play. Another part of each mini- day is devoted to exercise and the animals often run and prance about aimlessly, as if lo burn off excess energy. Folk says he is yet to see any reindeer fly, but he specu- lates this activity may be re- served only for Christmas eve. Field Research The U. of I. professor spends part of each year in the far north doing field re- search on how animals such as (be reindeer fit into the arctic food web. He is con- corned about the amount of food each species eats and how nature is able to strike a balance to feed the wide diver- sity of creatures in the arctic. Folk says Alaska is one of Ihe few remaining places where herds with thousands of reindeer can be seen running wild. But he questions the fu- ture of Alaska's wild reindeer because their range is about to be bisected by the Alaskan oil pipeline, which could re- strict the animals' migration lo seasonal food sources. Reindeer Herds Alaska's reindeer herds are actually a mixture of caribou and reindeer, Folk said. The caribou are native lo North America while Ihc reindeer migrated from Europe and Asia where they have been used as domestic animals for almost years. Reindeer were brought lo Alaska around Ihe lurn of the century in an unsuccessful al- templ to develop reindeer ranches. Today, there are a few reindeer randies left, bul most of Ihe animals have gone wild and joined Ihe caribou herds and interbreed, Folk said. Though a favorite with San- la, reindeer never replaced Alska's sled dogs. As one Es- kimo lold Folk, "Dogs run all day but reindeer run a little, eat a liltle, rest a little, run a little, and you get nowhere." So if Santa is a little late this year, you'll know that his reindeer may be taking one of their six daily naps. Substitution UPl Toil-photo One motorist's lighthearted solution to not having the correct change for the parking meter outside a Burlington post office was to stick five one- cent postage stamps on the meter. It wasn't determined whether the meter maids thought the joke funny. Demos To Monitor Meetings DBS MOINES (IDPA) The Democratic floor leader in the Iowa senale, Sen. George Kinley, is making plans to have lop Democrats monitor committee meetings in the senate. The purpose behind lliis move, Kinley explained, is to have a neulral observer for the parly watch the proceed- ings of each commillee and then offer comments privately to the chair person on Ihe way he or she conducted the meet- ing. This plan, Kinley empha- sized, is predicated on the Democrats winning control oi the Senate. They hold a 25-24 edge with one vacancy to be filled in a special election on Dec. 30 in Dubuque county which most statehouse politi- cal observers figure the Dem- ocrats will win easily since Dubuque county is considered a Democratic stronghold. Standing Committees Kinley, DCS Moines busi- nessman, said he and two or three other Democratic lead- iTb wuuhl monitor (lit.1 Ihe lerm observe) proceedings in all 15 standing committees. These leaders, he stressed, are not lo participate in the committee proceedings. They are there lo watch. Kinley said. Each of the Democratic leaders .would have about five committees lo monitor. These committees would be in addi- tion to their regular commit- tee assignments; each scnalor usually servos on about three committees. Assistant Leaders To start with. Sen. Kinley said he and Ihe two assislanl floor leaders, Senalors Bass Van Gilsl of Osklaoosa and Berl E. Priebe of Algona will serve as "observers." This means each leader would monitor about five commit- tees. Kinley emphasized thai Ibis practice will take place for on- ly four lo six weeks. He believes il marks the first time in modern Iowa Ills- try lhal the committees have been monitored In this fash- ion. Teachers af Independence Reject Proposed Salaries Supt. John Thomas points to a crack in the Hopkinton school wall. MV Sets Bond Vote March I Photo Mury Hollo By Mary He lie DKUII March II has been set by the Maquokela Valley school board as Ihe date for a bond issue for improvements lo the MV school dislrict facilities. Librarian Dies OKLWK1N Miss Huth Ta- bor, a librarian in Oelwein for 28 years before retirement In died Friday in Del Norte, Colo. Services and burial were Monday in Colorado. Surviv- ing is an uncle, Kdward Ta- bor, Independence. The bond issue was ill re- sponse to a petition signed by 2-18 patrons of the school dis- lrict. A new elementary school at Hopkinton, an addition lo the present high school at Del- hi and improvements to the Karlvillc school were asked for in the petition. Concern over the deteriorat- ing condition of the Hopkinton grade schools, the lack of room to expand the industrial arts program at Delhi and luckpointlng and other repair work needed on the Karlvillc school were Ihe main reasons for the petition. "No site has been selected yet for Ihe proposed elcmenln- ry school in said Supl. John Thomas. Three lo- cations are being studied by Ihe board as to which would be the most suitable for the new structure, if the bond is- sue is successful. The Delaware couiily histor- ical society has gone on record as being opposed to the razing of Iho presenl elementary schools in llnpkinlon because of (heir historical significance. Both buildings were former Lenox college buildings, wilh the older constructed 117 years ago. INDEPENDENCE The independence Community Ed- ucation A.ssn. Monday an- nounced unanimous rejection of the Independence school board's base salary offer of Association spokesmen said members would accept no- thing less than a base accompanied by a reopcner clause should the stale legisla- ture appropriate more money to schools. Teachers said Iheir decision was based on these grounds: The offer falls short of needs in the face of inflation. The base is helow that of fered by neighboring dislricls. An base would not increase laxes. Howard M. Rose Of Walker Dies WALKER Howard M. Hose, a retired farmer and resident of Walker the last six years, died Sunday in an Iowa City hospital. He was born May 16, 1888, at Chillicothe, Mo. On May .11, 1911, he was married lo Grace Snidow at Jamesport, Mo. Mr. Hose was a member of the United Methodist church. Surviving are a daughter. Mrs. Otto Nebriiwof Walker, three grandchildren, II great- grandchildren and one great- greal-grundcliild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at the Murdoch funeral home. Burial: Sbelbunie cemetery, Trenton, Mo., at p.m. Thursday. The 7.7 increase suffers by comparison wilh 12-15 per- cent raises granted non-teach- ing and administrative per- sonnel The salary schedule would continue a Irend of de- clining budget percentage spent for instructional serv- ices. In their Monday statement, teachers also said they fell compelled lo register concern over hastily-called school board meetings dealing with matters of interest lo Ihe leaching staff. Failure to noti- fy educational representalives or lo give adequate public not- ice of meetings precludes par- ticipalion by interested citi- zens, teachers said. The school board made no immediate response to the teacher statement. The next regular meeting of the board will be .Ian. 11 Dogs Blamed for Killing of Lambs JESUP dogs were blamed for killing 100 lambs on the Michael Staebell farm near .lesup over the weekend. Staebell told sheriff's offi- cers he beard Ihe lambs crying, but by the lime he gol lo the feedlot, the dogs had killed the lambs, valued at The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Dec. 23, Yule Traditions At Sigourney By Kalhy Grant SIGOUKNEY Many families have Christmas tra- ditions decorating the tree a certain time each year, using ornaments that have been passed down through the years, eating the same type of foods on Christmas day Mr. and Mrs. Dean Richardson and family of Sig- ourney do something each year that many people have never done. They go out and find a Christmas tree that suits them and cut it down themselves. They began doing this 15 years ago when Mr. Ri- chardson was with the forest service. During those years they lived where wild trees grew or tree plantations needed thinning out. The Richardsons load the car with the necessary tools and are off lo cut the biggest tree they can put in the house. They say by cutting your own tree they can be sure of a much fresher one than can be bought at the stores. Another project becoming a tradition is the decorat- ing of the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Keokuk county courthouse. On Dec. 10, office workers trimmed a ten-foot tree for the public. Each year when a tree arrives, the em- ployes gather for a tree trimming party. Decorated trees have been a part of the season the last four years and occasionally in the years prior to that time. Santa Claus visits Sigourney every year, courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce. Free movies for the children are also sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on three Saturdays before Christmas. Mrs. Santas Mrs. Santa's Workshop is a tradition of the United Methodist church women's circles, mainly the Martha circle, of Sigourney. All year the Mrs. Santas are quite busy making craft items, including tree ornaments, knitted and crocheted scarves and hats, sweaters, wall decorations and candjes. Also sold are foods including jellies, fruit cakes, breads and candies. Coffee and homemade rolls are served from 7 to 1 a.m. This year's workshop was held Dec. 3. For the third year, the Kiwanis club of Sigourney has sponsored a pre-Christmas dinner for senior citi- zens. This year, 280 senior citizens enjoyed the dinner and program at the Sigourney high school Dec. 15. A Christmas skit was presented by high school stu- dents, directed by Nancy Rogers, dramatics instructor; vocal selections by Thelma Derby, group singing led by Don Adams, and Boy Scouts presenting magic acts. Dr. Merle Lane was master of ceremonies. Transportation for the dinner was provided from all parts of the county in school -buses supplied by Pekin, Sigourney and Eng- lish Valley school districts. Santa Calls For Ihe last several years, Sigourney Jaycces have invited children to phone Santa before Christmas and loll him what (hey want for Christmas. This year (hey picked Dec. 20 as the date for phoning Santa. The Keokuk county care facility near Sigourney is all decked out with holiday finery. Mr. and Mrs. .lohn 11. L. Anderson, custodians, go to great lengths to provide a proper holiday setting for the residents. The home is ex- tensively decorated, the big tree in the yard is decorated this year and there is a Nativity scene in the yard. All residents save their gifts until Christmas eve when they have a special dinner and a visit from Santa. Those who have no one to provide gifts are given gifts from the county, so everyone has gifts to open Christmas eve. Manor House nursing home residents also have en- joyed carolers several times this month. This year some- thing new was introduced at the home. There have been two receptions for families and friends of the residents. Gifts Exchanged Seventeen residents were able to attend the Kiwanis dinner. The crafts group has made patchwork dogs to be used by a group giving toys to the needy. There are two decorated trees at Manor House, the dining room is fes- tive with decorations and the halls also display Christ- mas cheer. The Southern Iowa Economic Development Assn. is collecting toys for the needy and distributing food to families in need. Food is bought with money received as donations. A cooperative dinner for all lleadstart families was held Dec. 20. The 18 kids who enrolled in the school made decorations lo take home and for their tree at school. DR. CRAVEN MNTiST PHACTia IIMIHD TO DENTURE WORK 113 In Av.. il. Cxkir to. CXi Molixi Moion Oly Stou.CJt. Our retail store will close tomorrow at 1 tOO pm So our employees may spend more of Ihe holiday wilh their families. Happy Holiday to you! Paint Woltpap.r 333 3th Si M alloy ewelle 229 SECOND AVENUE SE VISIT THE MARION OFFICE Complete Circulation And Want Ad Service 743 10th STREET Marion Office Phono 398-8430 Or You May Dial 398-8234 To Order Your Want Ad. Last Minute Stocking-stuffer! 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