Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
C.R. Men Face Marion Charges
I wo (edar Rapmds men have been charged with larceny as the result of an incident Monday afternoon at the First ^National Motor bank, :i4(i Seventh avenue
Arrested were Robert L*c ( lark ll, 18, of 404 Fourteenth street SE, and Charles Michael McDonough, 24. of lHdi E avenue NE They were taken to the Linn county jail in lieu of $2,5<MI bonds
Police said the men tried to cash a stolen check Bank employes notified police and detained the men until officers arrived
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Orientation Set At Junior High
Orientation for new students at Vernon junior high school is set for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the boys gym All seventh grade students planning to attend the school this fall are invited to attend
School policy will be discussed by Principal John (’, Fowler A tour of the building also is set
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Set Meeting — The Marion Independent board of education will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the administration offices at Starry school
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Reunion set — The 50th annual Van Note family reunion is set for Sunday at Wakens park in Center Point A potluck dinner will be served at 12:30.
Breakins Reported at 2 Marion Businesses
Marion police reported two breakins overnight at businesses on highway 151 in east Marion
Officers discovered a
breakin at 12:30 a m. Tuesday at Ray s DX service station Entry was gained by breaking out a window Police said $IIMI in cash was taken from a file cabinet.
Burglars also broke into the adjacent Country cafe by
removing an exhaust fan from a window. Nothing was reported missing in that breakin.
Facelift of Iowa Statehouse Is Under Way
DES MOINES (EPI (—Parts of the Iowa statehouse are getting a facelift as skilled painters repaint the 42 vaulted ceiling sections and other parts of the building.
A painter said he doesn t think the delicate leaves, flowers and other designs have been repainted since the building was built in 18Kb Painter Jerry Miller, Des Moines, who has handled other statehouse restoration work, said there is no evidence the* first floor cathedrallike ceilings have been previously restored
Miller and other painters are doing the work, expected to take about six months, ai a cost of about $3(1.(MHI
The painters are especially skilled at the fine brushwork needed to tract* the intricate designs. Along with the painting, the artists are patching cracks in the plaster and performing other touch-up work
lases heard Monday in Marion magistrate’s court wert*:
Speeding — John I) Hunt, jr., 2% Fifth avenue, $25; Sheila C. Seigel, 1190 Twelfth street, $30; Brad R Nielson. 1165 Ninth street, $30; Daniel I). Rathbon, 440, Valleyview drive, $30; Rachel L. Hackman. 2110 North Townt* court NE, Cedar Rapids. $30; Rita J. Meyers, 2222 Tenth avenue, $35; Janice S. Berridge, route 3, $25; Wa va P. Kasac, 1708 Arizona avenue, NE, Cedar Rapids, $20; Robert J Gibson, 111 Seventeenth street SVW Cedar Rapids, $20
Stop sign — Kenneth A LeClere, 2635 Twenty-third avenue SE. Cedar Rapids,$25. Improper passing — Brad R. Nielson. 1165 Ninth street, $25 Traffic signal — Robert J.Gene. Whittier, $20. Disturbing the peace — Betty J. Hayes, 1195 Sixth avenue, $15. Intoxication — Steve A. Brodie, 313 B avenue NVN. Cedar Rapids. $25; Betty J Hayes. 1195 Sixth avenue,$25. Fighting — Ronald VV Yirkovsky, 837 Fifth avenue, $30; Donald VV Virkovskv, 837 Fifth avenue. $30
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See Women's World in Classified. Patterns, Needlecraft, Sewing Machines, etc. It happens every day! — Adv
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Hickory smoked barbecued ribs, shrimp, and chicken served Wednesdays. Stickney’s Scoreboard. — Adv.
Doubt Ford Attends Republican Fundraiser
DES MOINES (AP)—It is doubtful that President Gerald Ford will keep his engagement to speak at a $KH! per plate Republican fund-raising dinner Sept. 23, a party leader believes
State Republican Central Committee Chairman John McDonald said Friday that the appearance, scheduled before he* succeeded to the presidency. has not been officially called off.
But the state political leader said that Ford “probably will not’* be able to attend the affair.
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Johnson Board Votes Request to Move a Fence
IOWA HTY - The Johnson county board of supervisors Tuesday morning voted unanimously to “request’' Don Alberhasky to remove a fence on his property north of Iowa
Area residents had complained thai Alberhasky had erected one fence, and was planning to erect another, across un access road leading to cabins in the Iowa river basin.
The supervisors determined Tuesday that Alberhasky had acquired the road from the 1966 board of supervisors through list* of a quit claim deed The road was designated a county road at the time.
County Attorney Carl Goetz advised the hoard denial of access to other area residents was “improper’’.
The board then voted unanimously to request Alberhasky to remove his fence across the road before taking legal action to force such a move.
The road is located off old 218 near the Butler bridge.
In other business the board voted to use $150,IMH) in revenue sharing funds for gravel to In* used on the county’s secondary road systems.
The money was approved in this year’s county road budget
Court Enjoins Further Dumping At Old Landfill
IOWA CITY — Johnson county District Judge August Bensell, jr.. Monday issued a permanent injunction prohibiting Iowa City from dumping sewage at the old city landfill The order replaces a temporary injunction issued July 23. Area residents alleged the city had created a nuisance by dumping sludge creating an odor problem.
The city said the measure was only temporary because of a malfunctioning digester at the city's pollution control plant
Clayton Revenue Spending Listed
MCGREGOR - Clayton county spent $537,833 of federal revenue sharing funds during the fiscal year which ended June 36, according to an Actual Use report A further $429,711). the balance in the fund, has been allocated, but not yet spent, according to County Auditor Ray Zwanziger The largest part of the money spent. $398.16(1, has gone to the* county's road department, and covered primarily the purchase of three new county trucks plus graveling some of th** county roads.
Initial steps on the building program at the county home, took up $116,433 of revenue funds during the year.
Iowa City Girl
Off Critical List
IOWA CITY — A 15-year-old ow a City girl shot by an un-know n assailant Wednesday night has been removed from the critical list at University hospitals.
Mary McLaughlin is now in serious condition after she and her sister Theresa. 17. were forced into a corn field by an armed man Wednesday night The sisters called for help from passing joggers and attempted to flee whereupon the assailant shot Mary and struck Teresa alwnit the head with a pistol The assailant is still at large.
Clark, Hughes, Mondale Set C.R. Appearance for Culver
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Aug. 13. 1974
Three United States senators will be in Cedar Rapids Friday to plug for Congressman John Culver, who is seeking the seat one of the trio holds now
The senators are Waller Mondale of Minnesota, Harold Hughes and Dick ( lark of Iowa.
Hughes is retiring from politics to enter religious work at the end of his term and Culver is the Democratic candidate for his seat
Hughes and ( lark will host a $25-a-tiekct reception at 8 p.m. Friday at the Town House Motor Inn It will follow a $l(M)-per-couple reception for Culver at the Barnes O’Donnell residence, 2345 Linden drive SE, at 6:30 p.m.
Hughes will be the speaker at the reception at the Town House with Mondale, ( lark and Culver also having their say.
Mondale turned out to be a bonus attraction since it was
not known he would Im* appearing in the district when the receptions were scheduled Inasmuch as his name often is mentioned in connection with the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination. Eastern Iowa Democrats are anxious to give hull the once over
Mondale busy two
As it turns out, will be spending a days in Iowa.
Together with Senator Clark, he is scheduled to appear for State Sen Michael Blouin of Dubuque at a $10-per-plate Eggs and Issues” breakfast at Riverside Bowl in Dubuque at 8:30 Saturday morning.
Blouin is the Democratic candidate for Second district congressman, the job Culver is leaving to seek Hughes' senate seat
Following tin* breakfast, Mondale and Clark will hold an open question-answer session for the public.
Saturday evening, Mondale
C.R. Board Adopts $32 Million Budget
By Judy Daubenmier
A $32 million general fund and capital improvements budget was adopted by tin* Cedar Rapids Community school board Monday night
No objections were made at a public hearing on the $32,-189.297 budget, which includes a $28,277,429 general fund, and a $3,911,868 schoolhouse fund
The board directed board eeretary Otto Wiedersberg to file the budget with the Linn county auditor, as required by law.
The budget, about 9 percent than 1973-74‘s $311 million
budget, will Im* raised partially by a HO.1)28 mill levy on local property.
The budget actually calls for a one-and-a-half mill reduction in the levy on local property tax, but will not take effect until tilt* 1975-76 fiscal year
Supt. Craig Currie recommended adoption of tin* budget. noting that inflation caused increase's in nearly all categories
Damages Asked In Auto Mishap
TOLEDO — Damages of $32,150 are asked in a suit filed in Tama county district court Friday by Samuel Lee and Donna Darlene Gross, Tama, against Mary Ivalee Keller, Norwalk, as a result of an auto accident.
The petition says the accident June 27, 1973, a mile south of Tama, involved ears driven by Gross and Mrs Keller
He charges that Mrs Keller was negligent in that she failed to stop or yield at a stop sign before entering the intersection, failed to stop for a flashing red signal, failed to keep proper lookout and proper control, and was traveling at excessive speed Gross asks $6,000 for mental and physical pain, medical and hospital expoensos, lust earnings and the capacity to earn money.
Donna Gross, making the same allegations, asks damages of $21,000 for the same reasons.
Gross also asks damages of $5,150 for personal property valued ai $150 and for his ear which was damasged in the amount of $5.(KHI.
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“We made every attempt to hold the line on non salaried items to the same dollar volume as last year J hat be* came unrealistic as the year progressed,’’ Currie said The amount spent for supplies for each student increased 20 percent for the coming year, Currie said. because some paper bids are 64 percent higher than last year.
The budget also includes 23 fewer teachers, the superintendent said, and a plan for replacement of equipment. Anticipated Expenditures
The general fund budget anticipates the following expenditures: $729,1)64 for administrative; $17,519,430. instruction; $817,479, other educational costs; $2,873,997, fixed
charges; $2,904,054. operation of plant; $1,382,435, mainte
nance; $390,654, student activities; $126,536, community service; $432,984, capital
outlay; $7,500, debt service; $51, KHI, transfers; $89,390. NDEA, and $952,806, federal programs In the schoolhouse fund, $1,-409.000 is budgeted for pay
ment of bonds; $457,4j2 for payment of interest; $300,000 for site levy; and $750,(MHI fur two-and-a-half mill special lev y projects The board also held public hearings on four separate capital improvement projects. Final approval of plans, specifications and form of contract was given by the Iwiard after no objections were made.
Bids were also accepted on the four projects, including: $6.HIH! from Zinser, Inc., for demolition at McKinley and Wilson sites; $10,939 from Tom Bowker and Son, Inc., for conversion burners at Arthur school; $6,816 for movable partitions at Johnson school, and $16,629 from Chanpar Plumbing. Inc., for air pollution control facilities for McKinley and Roosevelt junior high schools.
Engineering consultants had estimated the cost of the air pollution control facilities could run as high as $42.(HNI.
is scheduled to appear in Waterloo at a $10-a-ticket reception in behalf of State Rep. Stephen Kapp, the Democratic candidate for Third district congressman That reception, at UAW hall in Waterloo, will follow a $25-a-eouple cocktail party at the home of a Waterloo lawyer, Robert Fulton, former governor and former lieutenant governor of Iowa.
Blouin announced Monday that he plans to attend the Friday evening reception for Culver at the* Town House.
Ice Cream Social
Ile also plans to stop for refreshments at the traditional ice cream social sponsored by the Marion Democrat club in Marion city park starting at H p m Friday.
Candidate Blouin will be a busy individual himself Saturday. In addition to hosting Senators Mondale and Clark at the breakfast, he will be honored at a fund-raising pig-roast at 6:30 Saturday evening.
The pig roast, at which State Sen James Schaben, the Democratic candidate for governor, will be the speaker, will be at the Izaak Walton club on Old Morley road off highway 151 near Anamosa Tickets for the affair are $10 lier person or $25 per family and may In* reserved by calling 462-2732 in Anamosa or 465-3430 in Monticello
Car Plunges Into Water, Two Escape
TAMA — Two residents of the Mesquakie Indian settlement escaped drowning at noon Sunday when their car left the rot-vl and plunged into about ten feet of backwater from the Iowa river next to old highway 30 two and one-half miles west of here
The Tama rescue unit was called. When it arrived at the scene, rescuers found Frank Sanache. jr., and Elmer Roberts, jr. both 19. had escaped from the car which was under water
Tama county Deputy Sheriff Nick Kriegel said the driver of the ear had not been determined But he said the driver apparently lost control of the vehic le on a curve* a quarter mile west of the North Western railroad viaduct
Sanache was taken by ambulance to a Toledo doctor's office and then transferred to a Marshalltown hospital He suffered a back injury and forehead lacerations
Roberts did not appear to In* injured at the time of the accident but later complained of chest pains. He was taken to the Marshalltown hospital about 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Investigation into the accident is continuing, said Kriegel
The Linn County Firefighters Assn. will meet at the Springville fire station Thursday at 7:30 p.m. There will In* a demonstration of Pike, the Waddell bloodhound, following a trail and a review of the training fire at Springville on Aug 4
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First Reading Approved on Tipton Junk Ordinance
TIPTON—The Tipton city council Monday heard the first reading of the new junk ordinance, requiring that junk be hidden from the public view by at least a six-foot fence or within a building.
Approved on the first reading, the ordinance will become effective after being approved on a third reading. It gives citizens until Jan 6, 1975, to prepare and submit plans for complying with the regulation.
At that time, the council said, citizens may Im* given a temporary license, but will be required to fully comply with the ordinance by May I In other action, the council granted permission to the Catholic church to blacktop
Two Injured in Decoroh Accident
DECORAH — Craig Running, 27, and Harlan Vick, 9, both of Decorah, are in satisfactory condition in the Winneshiek county Memorial hospital with injuries received' Tuesday morning in an accident involving two trucks near here.
Both Running and young Vick suffered cuts and abrasions when the truck driven by Running went out of control on a curve two miles north of Decorah on a county gravel road According to the Winneshiek county sheriff’s office, when Running lost control of his truck, it skidded into the path of a truck driven by Vernon R Vick, 54 father of the injured youth.
The Running truck was demolished and damages to the Vick truck were estimated at $2,500
Running was charged with failure to yield half the roadway.
the alley through church property, providing there is no problem with city service lines or neighboring property owners.
Permission also was granted to United Telephone Co. of Iowa to bury a cable in Sixth stared.
Mayor Kirk Bixby resigned as a delegate to the Region VHI planning commission. Darlene Donohue was appointed to replace him as Tipton's representative on the commission.
Seven Hired by Tipton Board
TII’TON-The hoard of directors of the Tipton Community school district voted Monday night to hire Kevin Finke as science teacher in the eighth and ninth grades and as assistant freshman-sophomore football coach.
In addition, the hoard hired the following:
Kathleen Reisch, seventh grade mathematics; Monica Jeanne Droll, half-time remedial reading for the middle school; Teresa Faulkner, eighth grade English; Rosalyn Hill, middle schiMil secretary; H W Adams, custodian; Carl Crispin, bus driver.
The board also voted to renew its agreement with Kirkwood Community college, Cedar Rapids, for the adult education program.
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