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Cedar Rapids Citizen, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1964, Cedar Rapids, IowaCall pm 5-6042 for subscriptions volume in no. M 218 2nd Avenue South West published weekly in Cedar rapids Iowa with stuff youngsters pc file their Snow Bizz mount Vernon a Good old fashioned snowball fight and a Case of mistaken Iden Tity resulted in a Fine for a visiting student in it. Vernon thursday the student Leo Sand paid the maximum Fine in it. Vernon mayor s court on a charge of participating in a riotous Assembly. It All started at 11 wednesday night when Cornell students living in Merner and Lin mens dormitories fanned an Intra dorm rivalry with Snow balls and firecrackers. A it. Vernon resident called in a complaint to officer Robert Hess of tace local police Force that the students were using obscene language and they were loud enough about it that he could hear it from his Home five blocks away officer Hess drove up to the dormitories in the local squad car ostensibly to quiet the students Down Stop them from throwing firecrackers and pelting passing cars. Hess stopped in front of the dorms and rolled Down the window. It. Looked like a blizzard out he said. Students bombarded the squad car with snowballs and fireworks some of the crackers packed inside snowballs. Hess radioed for assistance to nearby Lisbon Marshall Nick Williams who in turn called out the other half of the it. Vernon police Force Young Frank Philpott who lives in Lisbon. Philpott rushed to the scene not having time to change into his uniform. By this time it was about and most of the students had dispersed. Hess however was s to ii marooned in his squad car the target of disrespect Ful snowballs. Philpott approached Sand who was one of. The Snow Allers in formed him that he was under arrest. As Philpott was dressed in a University sweat rather than his uniform Sand did not believe him thinking he was an Olin boy in the scuffle that followed Philpott was Able to identify himself and escort Sand to the waiting and beleaguered squad car. Otis Young in hand ing Down the Fine admitted that a similar incident a month ago brought Only a Fine for disturb ing the Young pointed out that there were certain essential differences bet Ween the two cases. Mayor Young is a member of the Cornell College faculty. The Fine was paid for by a collection taken lip by students living in the two dorms. Lbs gets advice a Cedar rapids postal employee and official of the postal carriers Union has taken pen in hand to let the Federal government know a few dollars can be slashed from this year s monster sized Federal budget. J. Preston Magoon vice president of United federation of postal carriers local 166, has sent a letter to president Lyndon b. Johnson urging that the government pocket a million or so by abandoning a postal program called wms or the work measuring system. Magoon says that it is at present costing the govern ment several millions a year the system was designed to Speed up the delivery of mail and add More efficiency to the mail handling process in his letter to the pres ident Magoon said that the wms system has done neither and in fact has caused tension and strained Condit ions at the Post office. It is doubtful that it is getting the mail delivered any Magoon said. Ennis answers Alma charges sorry to see Dick 60 say wages probable cause the k new president of the Linn county conservation Board or. J. Harold Ennis of it. Vernon has answered the charges levelled at the Board in the Alman report this week. Alman former executive of the Board resigned effective january 1, and submitted a letter of resignation that blasted the Board for meddling and impairing the efficiency and morale of commission employees. Alman s Resig nation was carried last week Ive citizen Story. By calling the Alman report a Bolt out of the i had no inkling of anything thing like this. We knew that he had talked of resigning but when Dick got up and read off this seven Page letter we were All Ennis said. Dick Alman resigned of his own volition. Although we did t accept his Resig nation at first we did at the next meeting. I like Dick and i did not want to see him go. I wanted him to t added. Joti jjs.4 on of on principles not person we the Board have Only one thing in ends said and that is to do the Best possible Job for Linn county. We serve without pay. We have no stake in this other than to do the Best Job we know when quizzed As to whether the Board had done anything about the criticisms voiced in the Alman report Ennis replied the Board has the report under study. We accepted Dick Alman s resignation. Well continue to study the report and if there s any Good to it Well distil it out. The rest of la Alman read his lengthy letter of resignation at the december 3 meeting of the Board. In. It he cited that his dissatisfaction with the Job of administrator rests in two important areas wages and working he then made several charges against the Board stating that they used him As a whipping that they dictated personnel hiring practices dabbled ministrative functions had not Given him the authority necessary to carry out the plans and programs assigned to him and that the Board had not developed the policies necessary to effectively guide the organization. Ennis replied to the charges Likely prompted Ion was probably wages commenting on the charge of Board meddling Ennis said the Board is responsible for the policy which guides the executive and we Are ultimately responsible for his actions. When a Strong minded Young Man disagrees with the Board s policy he will doubtless feel that we Are reiterating that there were no hard feeling on the Board toward Alman Ennis said that he wished Alman Luck on his new Job. Alman has taken the position of City Forrester in Rockford 111. Alman s resignation left the Board without an administrator to carry out the work of maintaining and developing the county Park and Public land system. Ennis outlined the Steps the Board has taken to keep the system running. When we accepted Dick s resignation we were faced with two alternatives. Either we had to drop the work Force until we found a new administrator or hire a temporary administrator. It was then that John welter offered to help. He was employed without any title until no later than March first in order to keep the program Ennis said. The main thing is the program. We have one of the finest conservation programs in. The he added

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