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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dubuque Yacht Cindy-Marie Launched on World Cruise DUBUQUE (UPI) - Tho yacht Cindy-Marie purred into life amid a chorus of cheers, ringing bells, and twat whistles as William and Marie Bodisch started the engine of the 58-foot steel-hulled craft Sunday and began a three-year around-the-world cruise. Bodisch. 85. and his 85-year-old wife are being joint'd by Music School Holds Concerts IOWA CITY—The Universi-ty of Iowa school of music is holding two concerts especially for the holiday season. The annual Christmas concert by the Oratorio chorus, choir, Kantorei and symphone orchestra will bt' held Wednesday. Don Moses, professor and head of the U. of I. choral department, will conduct the 8 p.m. concert in Handier auditorium. Organ and choral music for the season will be presented in a Dec. 8 concert at 8 p.m. in “ Clapp recital hall Prof. I Gerhard Krapf will be organ* * 1st for the program, which - will include four of his own ^ composition. Krapf head the ^ U. of I. organ department. 7 Admission to both concerts if free, with no tickets re- * quirt'd Critically Injured . In Hunting Accident CORALVILLE - Gary * Meehtensimer. 18, of Coral-' Ville, was listed in critical condition at University bos* - pitals following a hunting I accident early Sunday morn- * ing The accident occurred on - the Russell l^ackender farm, six miles west of Iowa City. where Meehtensimer had been * hunting with friends. The Johnson county sher- * iff’s department has listed the shooting as accidental, but « said a further report on the circumstances of the shooting ; would be forthcoming. Meehtensimer suffered a shotgun wound to the lower * portion of his back. rn n§ av (.anglos Resigns : From School Post :    WILLIAMSBURG    -    Don €. * I^inglas. business manager J and board secretary for the * Williamsburg Community schools, has submitted his res- r ignation to accept a position * as Iowa county deputy as-2 Sesser. “ {.anglos, who also is a fortn-- cr member of the Williams* * burg school board, will go to Z work for the county on Dee. 9 The Williamsburg school txiard met iii closed door exec* 2 utive session Monday to dis-cuss the resignation and moves to find a replacement. Z* Pierce said the board took no action on finding a replace* I merit for Langlas, but the district will Im* seeking someone to fill the job as soon as ate* * possible. two other persons on the global trip. The craft took six years for Bodisch to build and edged through the floodgates into the Mississippi river. The couple sold the family farm 814 miles away before launching the boat, named after a granddaughter, in November. After clearing up a number of problems which delayed* their departure, the Bodisches planned to navigate the Mississippi to New Orleans. I^a., on the trip’s first leg. Then it’ll be through the Panama canal and into the Pacific ocean. Dubuque GOP Will Choose House Candidate DUBUQUE (UPI) - It will be a big night tonight for Dubuque county Republicans as they were to choose a 19th district Iowa house candidate for the coming special Dec. IK) election. The election is being held to determine who will replace the late Rep. Joseph Clark (I)-Dubuque). The Republican chosen for the race will face Democrat Tom Jochum for the special election. And the resignation of state Rep Robert Carr (D-Du-buque) from his 20th district Iowa house seat became effective today. Carr is facing James Esmoil, a Dubuque Republican, for the Tenth district Iowa senate seat being vacated by Rep. Michael Blouin (D-I)ubuque), who was elected Nov. 5 to represent Iowa’s Second district in congress. Both the Democrats and the GOF. will choose their 20th District house' candidates later this week Des Moines Nurse Drowns Scuba Diving BULL SHOALS, Ark (UPI) — The search for the body of a Des Moines, Iowa, nurse who drowned while scuba diving here Friday with a group of Iowans, was delayed by officials Sunday. The nurse. Marcia Mathias, was employed at Blank Memorial hospital and friends said she was on her first diving adventure* since completing a course about two weeks ago. Her instructor, Matthew Leydens, operator of a Des Moines scuba shop, had taken the group to Bull Shoals for the diving. The Chicago native drowned Friday afternoon in what authorities have labeled a “mysterious accident.” ON THIS DATE in 1984. Pope Paul XI flew to Bombay, India to attend the International Eucharistic Congress and was greated by a crowd of one million. DR. CRAVEN Of NOST PRACTICE UMI TED TO DENTURE WORK 113 I ti Av* SC, Cador Hapnk lo. Dot    •    Moton    Qty Swot City _ gH    I    The    Cedar    Rapids    Gazette: Mon., Dec. 2, 1971 Study Committee Recommends Changes in County Budget DES MOINES (1DPA) — A legislative interim study ran* trpJlfmonf ;inH nHnpolion n( tho mon! a I In ... 'pl. ..  , _ __..... DKS MOINES (I DP A) — A legislative interim study committee on local services is recommending some major changes in county budgeting The committee has approved a bill consolidating the present 4.1 county funds into six major categories: general, debt service, secondary roads, human resources, court expense and agency funds. I be bill, approved last week by the committee on a 7-0 vote, also creates a county budget review committee comprised of five members, the state comptroller, two elected county officials and two lay people. I he committee, besides reviewing budgets, would also establish a modified allowable growth factor somewhat similar to that used for the state’s school foundation program Modify Draft After receiving a report from Donald Cleveland, executive secretary of the State Assn. of Counties, the committee modified its draft. One of the changes approved by the committee was to authorize countit's to take a special census. Currently municipalities are the only general purpose units of government authorize! by statute to conduct a special census. Basically, the six funds will cover the following: The general fund will include all revenues to pay for the general operating expenses of the county, conservator historic and recreational expenses; election and voting machine expenses; public safety expenses; animal care; health and certain disease eradication expenses; agricultural promotion; fairground and related expenses; insurance expenses; planning, zoning and building code expenses and expenses relating to the acquisition, maintenance, and repair of county buildings Human Resources The human resources fund will include all revenue to pay for expenses relating to assistance to the poor and indigent; care, treatment and education of the mentally retarded or mentally and physically handicapped; health care facilities and services; care and education of delinquent or dependent children, and other health and welfare programs. The secondary road fund will include ali revenue to pay for expenses relating to the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of secondary roads, road clearing, and the eradication of weeds. The court expense fund will include all revenue to pay exjienses relating to the general operation of the district court, the office of clerk of court, bailiffs, employees of the clerk of court and district court, as well as covering the costs their sheriffs’ departments encounter in serving all notices, subpoenas, writs and papers for the courts The debt service fund will include all revenue to pay for the interest and principal on county bonds, court house Reject Move for Road Closure MARENGO - The Iowa county board of supervisors, after more than a three-year hiatus, Tuesday rejected a move to close a county road north of Marengo to the old river birdge. The move at the supervisors meeting Tuesday afternoon came as the Ixia rd met with Marengo city attorney Harold Swift, who wondered what the supervisors might decide on Hallett Construction Co.’s request that the road be abandoned while a Marengo citizen group’s demands that it lie retained in the county system. The supervisors had been pressuring the Marengo city council to annex the area and take over the road so that the county board would be out of the “middle” on the question between Hallett and the citizens. The supervisors also directed county engineer Nord S. Sorensen to move ahead with plans to raze the old county bridge over the Iowa river. The road and bridge in question are directly north of Court avenue in Marengo and were the main link to the north side of the river before the state built highway 411 north off Eastern avenue some years ago. Supervisors met with a citizens group last week and with the Marengo city council earlier on the question of the road. The supervisors had stated no particular desire to keep the road — which is dirt and is in very poor doncition — in the county system. The bridge has been abandoned for a number of years and is considered quite dangerous now. However, the supervisors wanted the Marengo city council to deal with the problem, since it apparently concerns Marengoans specifically, and has little bearing on the county generally. Swift siiid the city council wanted a decision on forcing the city to take over the road delayed until at least after the first of the year. At first, Supervisor Bernard Elwood moved to table the issue until January. Then, at Sorensen’s urging, the board decided to make the decision immediately. The road is .13 miles long. The road 50 feet south of the bridge already had l>een abandoned. Sorensen said he will have to have at least the county attorney’s opinion on the ownership of the bridge since its abandonment before he decides on further moves on taking it out. However, the engineer and supervisors have expressed some concern about liability of the bridge should fall. bonds, memorial hall bonds and other indebtedness authorized by law . Restricted Trust The restricted trust and agency fund will include all revenue collected or received from taxes or other sources for particular, restricted purposes such as gifts, money or property received by the county as a trustee or custodian and money collected or received from the taxation of specific property, or from particular taxing districts within the county, to be used for particular purposes such as library services and contracts, flood and erosion control, bovine and swine brucellosis and tuberculosis eradicaton, and the planning and maintenance of sanitary disposal projects. A separate bill approved by the local services committee would delay for one year the effective date of any law enacted by the legislature which increases the expenses of counties or cities a combined total of $250,(KH) or more. Instead of a law going into effect on July I of the year a bill is enacted, the normal effective date, laws in this new category would not take effect until July I of the following year of their approval The theory behind this change is to allow local officials sufficient time to budget for the new legislation. Home Rule The study committee also agreed to submit two plans on home rule for counties to the regular legislative standing committees for their consideration. One plan, drafted by the legislative service bureau, would give home rule authority to counties subject to existing state laws and future laws enacted by the general assembly. It would restrict a county’s taxing authority, except when expressly authorized by the legislature. 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