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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette. Man., Aug. 12, l§74 _ Scouts At West Branch: Military-Like Atmosphere Gazette Photo by Tom berryman AN ESTIMATED 7,000 PERSONS heard Interior Secretary Rogers Morton at the observance of late President Herbert Hoover's 100th birthday anniversary Saturday in West Branch. This crowd shot shows the speaker’s platform — the cupola in center of the photo. Events Listed for West Liberty Fair Benton Employes Get Pay Increases VV KST LIBERTY -Grandpa Jones, star on television's “H»"' Haw” series, will be the featured ampitheater attraction Monday night at the 122nd annual fair here The six-day run of the fair. which ends Wednesday, includes such attractions as stock car racing on Tuesday and harness racing Morula; Two performances of the Barnes C.A. rodeo will bo presented Wednesday afternoon and evening. Two tractor pulls are also scheduled Antique tractors will compete Tuesday afternoon while stock and modified tractors vied for an SI.SIMI purse Sunday C hildren’s Day and Senior Citizen's Day are scheduled Monday Children under IB and those over Btl will Ik* admitted free at the outside gate. Reduced rates on rides will also tx* offered. Open class beef cattle, dairy cattle and sheep will tx* judged all day Monday with open class swine to In* judged on Tuesday The junior swine and sheep shows are slated for Monday. Naming of the grand champion market beef will climax the junior livestock shows at the conclusion of the1 beef judging on Tuesday I I 5th Annivei sary Celebration Is Set WATSON — The 115th year celebration Aug. 18 of the Old Stone church near Watson will feature a noon basket dinner on the lawn followed by an ecumenical service at 2 p.m. Special speakers this year will be the Rev. Luella Koether and the Rev. Janet Surdam, co-pastors of the (Hard Cnited Methodist church. BEING A FAIR QUEEN can be rough, but 1973 West Liberty fair queen Claire Nichols, Stockton, admitted the accident wasn’t part of her royal duties. “I was moving furniture and dropped something on my foot,’ she said. VINTON — The Benton county board of supervisors has announced that fifty-seven county employes have received pay increases. The 39 roadmen received pay Boosts effective July 22, and the office personnel’s raises were effective Aug. I Raises of ll,(HK) per year were given to the county assessor and deputy assessor and to the county engineer and assistant engineer. The assistant to the assessor received a pay raise of $5(1 per month. The 12 clerks received raises of $25 a month. The maintenance engineer received a pay hike of $50 monthly. The roadmen received a 30 cent hourly rate raise, bringing the base pay ranges up to $3.98 to $4.37 hourly with longevity added. The starting pay for the new road crews is $3.50 per hour but will tx* raised to $3.75 per hour .at six months and to the base wage of the employe at the end of one year. Previously the starting wage was $3 an hour and $3.25 at the end of six months. In addition, the hours to be worked weekly have been set at 45 during the period March I to Nov. 30 and 40 hours for the period Dec. I to Feb. 28. All hours worked over 40 will be paid time and half The last pay hike was in January of this year. .Clarence Schulze, supervisor, said the majn reason for the hike at this time is the fiscal year begins in July and the supervisors have detided to have pay increases to coincide with INSURANCE SHOPPING? For a wide selection of insurance services, see your loco! Independent Insurance Agent, Henry Witwer. He writes for a number of companies and that gives you a choice. For auto, homeowners, commercial, farm and other kinds of insurance, let an Independent Agent do your shopping for you. 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They came from all over Iowa and six other states to attend the first Iowa Boy Scout Camporee Each troop moving in from the staging and holding areas picked out a section of either the Star or Eagle campsites to call their unit’s own, and separated it from other troops with tent arrangements, surveying stakes or standards bearing ribbon honors won by the unit. They came “for a chance to get back to nature and for the fellowship of other scouts,” said one Waterloo Eagle Scout. Federal Invitation But they also gathered near the West Branch Ixiyhood home of Herbert Hoover on invitation of the Hoover National Historic Site to participate in Saturday remembrance services at the Hoover gravestte A few hours before the 10:30 a in wreath laying ceremonies, the mobilization units organized the scouts for a march into West Branch to the gravest*. The scouts also participated in the B a.rn sunrise service in remembrance of the late President and the 2 p.m. official ceremony in his honor ( olor in (amp Amid the army drab of tents and scouting uniforms sparkled troop flags, banners and standards of award ribbons. And everywhere there were scouts; milling, building, repairing, and cooking The boys themselves were in charge of all aspects of their temporary camp life They got some help, though, from the army reserve and national guard who installed latrines and water buffalos, set up headquarters and communications posts, and provided round-the-clock doctor and nursing service. Military-Like Jack Bishop, one of the scouting officials in alarge of administration and security, didn't like to think of it as a military set-up. “It is military-like, but that has to be when there are 5,IMM! boys coming in from all over There has to be some regimentation “Otherwise each leader would have his own ideas of how to do things and it would Im* chaos.” Necessity was a test of the scouts’ preparedness as bad weather offered a few tests of ingenuity. Slippery Trip In dry times the ascent to Star camp would have been simple, but the rains turned the slope into a mudslide almost impossible to climb The scouts had risen to the occasion, though, and constructed a rope pull that made the climb an easy process. “People always ask me why I am in scouting,” Jack Bishop said. “When I look back at all those tents and all those boys—well, I guess that is the reason why.’’ ★ ★ * A total of 51 park rangers and other personnel from 25 states and the District of Columbia were on the job at (he Hoover Centennial celebration beginning last Tuesday. They were assigned here on the assumption that President Nixon would accept a longstanding invitation to address the Saturday audience on the 100th anniversary of President Hoover’s birth Included in the 51 are security personnel from regional offices:    Harold    Thompson, Glen Fauble and Phil Turner of Nebraska; Dave Essex of Colorado, and Willie Lemay of the District of Columbia. 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