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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cochran Names Standing House Committee Members DES MOINES - Iowa Ilou.se Speaker-elect Dale Cochran Monday announced the appointments for the 15 standing committees in the house for the 1975 Iowa legislature. Keith Dunton (D-Thornburg) was appointed chairman of the 42-member appropriations committee, John Patchett (D-North Liberty) will head the education committee and tawell W Norland (D-Kensett) will chair the ways and means committee. Six committees will have their membership completed early next month after the Dec. 30 special elections decide two house seats in Dubuque county. Other committee chairmans, all Democrats because that party controls the house, are: Agriculture—Emil Husack, Toledo; Cities and Tawas—Joseph Rinas, Marion, Cam-merce—Arthur Small, Iowa City; loamy Government—C. VV “Bill” Hutchins, Guthrie Center; Energy Mary O’Hal- loran, Cedar Falls; Human Resources—Thomas Higgins, Davenport, Judiciary and taw Enforcement—Norman Jesse, Des Moines; Labor and Industrial Relations—John Connors, Des Moines; Natural Re-sources—James Middleswart, Indianola, Rules-Jarnes Fitzgerald, Fort Dodge; State Government—W. R “Bill” Monroe, Burlington, and Transportal Robert Krause, Fenton Committees with uncom-plete membership are ways and means, transportation, labor and industrial relations, energy, commerce and county government. Republicans chaired all the committees during the last sessions, so all the assignments are new this sessions. Eastern Iowa legislators assigned by committee are: Agriculture Husak; Herman Hinkhouse, West Branch; Fred Koogler, Oskaloosa; Linda Svoboda, Amana; Appropriations. Don Avenson, Oelwein, Roger Halvorson, Monona; William Hargrave, Iowa City; Husak; .loan Lipsky, Ce dar Rapids; John Hatchett, North Liberty; Art Small, Iowa City; Senior Tofte, Decorah, Russell Wyckoff, Vinton Cities and towns, Bill Diele* man, Pella, Scott Newhard, Anamosa; Lipsky; Commerce, Small; Maurice Hennessey, Ryan; Cooper Evans, Grundy Center, Halvorson, County government, Tom Gilloon, Dubuque; Herbert Hinkhouse, West Branch Education, Patchett, Terry Dryland, Elkader, Energy. Avenson; Human resources. Hargrave; Lipsky; Newhard, Tofte; Judiciary and law en forcement. Newhard; Dyrland; Hennessey; Otto Nealson, West Liberty; tabor and lad 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 (AP)—If Rudolf'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 began a few years ago when Folk wanted to find out what Tribute Planned For H. R. Gross WATE RUX) (AP)—A (rib-Ute to retiring Thrid district Rep. H R Gross( Kiowa) 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 the event with the theme “Thank You. HR” Myers said there would be a reception, dinner and program Jan. ll and an opt* house for the public Jan 12. “We want to make this a real first-class affair in honor of our Congressman after his 28 years of dedicated service to the Third district, the state of Iowa, and the nation,” Myers said Tickets for the dinner are $25 and may be obtained by writing the “Thank you, HR" committee, Route I, Grundy Center There is no charge for the Sunday afternoon open house goes on during the average day of a reindeer. To do this, he used a harness to suspend a small radio transmitter between the front legs of five Alaskan reindeer. The transmitter monitored the reindeers’ heart activity, providing Folk with information on what the animals were doing when they could not bo seen. Six Cycles Round the clock studies showed that reindeer go through approximately six cycles every 24 hours. Each four-hour cycle includes sleeping, eating, running, grooming and general exchange of reindeer pleasantries. ‘‘Reindeer enjoy each other's company and the first to wake up nudges the others until all are up and about for another four hours,” Folk said The professor said this accounts 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 to burn off excess energy Folk says he is yet to see any reindeer fly, but he speculates this activity may be reserved only for Christmas eve. Field Research The U. of I. professor spends part of each year in the far north doing field research on how animals such as the reindeer fit into the arctic food web. He is concerned about the amount of food each species eats and how nature is able to strike a balance to feed the wide diversity of creatures in the arctic. Folk says Alaska is one of the few remaining places where herds with thousands of reindeer can be seen running wild But he questions the future of Alaska’s wild reindeer because their range is about to bt* bisected by the Alaskan oil pipeline, which could restrict the animals’ migration to seasonal fond sources. Reindeer Herds Alaska's reindeer herds art* actually a mixture of caribou and reindeer, Folk said. The caribou are native to North America while the reindeer migrated from Europe and Asia where they have been used as domestic animals for almost 2JUNI years Reindeer wert* brought to Alaska around the turn of the century in an unsuccessful attempt to develop reindeer ranches. Today, there are a few reindeer ranches left, but most (if the animals have gone wild and joined the caribou herds and interbreed. Folk said. Though a favorite with Santa, reindeer never replaced Alska’s sled dogs. As one Eskimo told Folk, "Dogs run all day but reindeer run a little, eat a little, 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 lie taking one of their six daily naps. Substitution UPI Telephoto DES MOINES (IDEA) -The Democratic floor leader in the Iowa senate, Sen. George Kmley, is making plans to have top Democrats monitor committee meetings in the senate. The purpose behind this move. Finley explained, is to have a neutral observer for the party watch the proceedings of each committee and then offer comments privately to the chair person on the way he or she conducted the meeting. This plan, Finley emphasized, is predicated on the Democrats winning control of the Senate. They hold a 25-24 edge with one vacancy to Im* filled in a special election on Dec. 30 in Dubuque county which most statehouse political observers figure the Democrats will win easily since Dubuque county is considered a Democratic stronghold. Standing (•mmittees Finley, Des Moines businessman, said he and two or three other Democratic leaders would monitor (he prefers the term observe) proceedings in all 15 standing committees. These leaders, he stressed, are not to participate in the com rn it tee pr< need i ngs. They are there to watch, Finley said. Each of the Democratic leaders would have about five committees to monitor These committees would Im* in addition to their regular committee assignments, each senator usually serves on about three committees Assistant leaders To start with. Sen. Finley Teachers at Independence Reject Proposed Salaries Supt. John Thomas points to a crack in the Hopkinton school wall. MV Sets Bond Vote March I I Photo bv Mory Melle By Mary Belle DELHI - March ll has been set by the Maquoketa Valley school board as the date for a $8511 (NNI Inmd issue for improvements to the MV school district facilities. Librarian Dies OELWEIN - Miss Ruth Tabor, a librarian in Oelwein for 28 years liefore retirement in 1973, died Friday in Del Norte, Colo Services and burial were Monday in Colorado. Surviving is an uncle, Edward Tabor, Independence The bond issue was in response to a petition signed by 248 patrons of the school district A new elementary school at Hopkinton, an addition to the present high school at Delhi and improvements to the Earlville school were asked for in the petition Concern over the deteriorating condition of the Hopkinton grade schools, the lack of room to expand the industrial arts program at Delhi and tuckpointing and other repair work needed on the Earlville school were the main reasons for the petition. “No site has been selected yet for the proposed elementa ry school in Hopkinton,” said Supt. John Thomas. Three locations are being studied by the Isiard as to which would be the most suitable for the new structure, if the bond issue is successful. The Delaware county historical society has gone on record as being opposed to the razing of the present elementary schools in Hopkinton lur a use of their historical significance. Both buildings were former Lenox college buildings, with the older constructs! 117 years ago. INDEPENDENCE - The Independence Community Education Assn Monday announced unanimous rejection of the Independence schisil board's base salary offer of $8,350 Association spokesmen said members would accept nothing less than a $8 HOO base accompanied by a reopener clause should the state legislature appropriate more money to schools. Teachers said their decision was based on these grounds: The offer (alls short of needs in the face of inflation The base is below that of fercd by neighboring districts An $8.MO base would not increase taxes Howard M. Rose Of Walker Dies WALKER - Howard M. Rose, 88. a retired farmer and resident of Walker the last six years, died Sunday in an Iowa City hospital. He was born May 1H. 1888, at Chillicothe, Mo On May 31, 1911, he was married to Grace Smdow at Jamesport. Mo. Mr. Rose was a member of the United Methodist church. Surviving are a daughter. Mrs Otto Nebring*of Walker, three grandchildren, ll greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild Services: 7 p iii Monday at the Murdoch funeral home Burial: Shelburne cemetery, Trenton, Mo., at 2:30 p in 'Thursday, The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Dec. 23, 1974 I Yule Traditions V I At Sigourney By Kathy Grant SIGOURNEY — Many families have Christmas tra-£:    ditions . . decorating the tree a certain time each year, '%    using ornaments that have been passed down through -j-i    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* v    chardson was with the forest service. During those years :j:    they lived where wild trees grew or tree plantations needed thinning out 'The Richardsons load the car with the necessary £    tools and are off to 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. IO. office workers trimmed a ten-foot tree for the public. Each year when a tree arrives, the em-:|i    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. said he and the two assistant floor leaders. Senators Bass Van Gilst of Osklaoosa and Berl E. Priebe of Algona will serve as “observers ” This means each leader would monitor about five committees. Finley emphasized that this practice will take place for only four to six weeks. He believes it marks the first time in modern Iowa his-try that the committees have been monitored in this fashion. DR. CRAVEN DENTIST PRACTICE LIMITED TO DENTURE WORK IO IM Av* SE. C*do< BupkS lo Dot Mo«wi • Moton City _ Stow*    Qty Jewelry Repair Sptitoiumo in Diamond lomounting and Diamond Appraisal M nllov Jewelers 229 SECOND AVENUE SI VISIT THE MARION OFFICE Complete Circulation And Want Ad Service 743 10th STREET Marion Office Phone 398-8430 Or You May Dial 398 8234 To Order Your Want Ad Mrs. Santas 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 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 canales. Also sold are foods including jellies, fruit cakes, breads and candies. Coffee and homemade rolls are served from 7 to I 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 citizens. 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 students, 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 tane was master of ceremonies. Transportation for the dinner was provided from all parts of the county in school buses supplied by Pekin, Sigourney and English Valley sc hool districts Santa Calls The 7.7 increase suffers by compar ison with 12-15 percent raises granted non-teach-ing and administrative personnel The salary schedule would continue a trend of declining budget percentage spent for instructional services. In their Monday statement, teachers also said they felt compelled to register concern over hastily-called school Istard meetings dealing with matters of interest to the teaching staff Failure to notify educational representatives or to give adequate public notice of meetings precludes par ticipation by interested citizens. teachers said The school board made no immediate response* to the teacher statement The next regular meeting of the board will In* Jan 13 Dogs Blamed for Killing of Lambs JESUP (AP)—Two dogs were hlani(*d for killing BNI lambs on the* Michael Staebell farm near Jesup over the weekend. Staelx'll told sheriff's officers he heard the lambs crying, but by the tune he got to the feedlot, the* dogs had kilU*d (he lambs, valued at $4 (881 Gifts Exchanged Seventeen residents were able to attend the Kl wan is dinner The crafts group has made patchwork dogs to he used by a group giving toys to the needy. There are two d«*corated trees at Manor House, the dining room is festive with decorations and the halls also display Christmas 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 Headstay families was held Dec. 20 The 18 kids who enrolled in the school made decorations to take home and for their tree at school. For the last several years, Sigourney Jaycees have invited children to phone Santa before Christmas and tell him what they want for Christmas This year they picked Dec. 20 as the date tor phoning Santa The Keokuk county care facility near Sigourney is all decked out with holiday finery Mr. and Mrs John R. L Anderson, custodians, go to great lengths to provide a proper holiday setting for the residents. The home is extensively 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 enjoyed carolers several times this month. This year something new was introduced at the home. There have been two receptions for families and friends of the residents. ;xxwx:x:x:xwx«x*wx-x-x rn I i-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-t-x Last Minute Stocking-stuffer! * KAY WOODIE FINEST SINCE 1851 MEDICO FILTER PIPES VUU) BOLE HONEY CAKED PIRES • Widest selection of pipes in all shapes, styles & price ranges • World s largest selling pipes World s finest pipes Available at May s Drug Store! I ;

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