Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
by Virgil Parted
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tri., Fob. 22, 1974
Garbage Collection Fees Draw Marion Objections
lSy Larry Tanner
. Fifteen oral and beveil written objections were voiced Thursday night as the Marion counci held a public hearing on unpaid garbage and refuse collection fees.
Objections mainly were from property owners of empty houses, persons who use private garbage collection and .service and those who feel the price is too high or the mandatory service unjust.
Written objections from Marion residents included Mrs Phillip DeFrancesco, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mabie, William R. Hennessey, Otto Hammer, the Margaret Paul estate, Paul Wei* ton, F.F. Blackford, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sammons, Henry Katz, John Melchers, Gerald Hopkins and Gene Stmchan, and from out-of-town, W. E. Lutz of Mesa, Ariz., Joseph Taylor of Omaha and Mrs. Dick Clark of Washington, D.C.
Oral objections were stated by Joe Dahlhauser, Harry Schriner, George Klinger, David Vaughn, Chester Dahlhauser, Hal Huber and Winifred Connell, all of Marion. ‘
The council received and filed the objections and referred them to the group’s sanitation committee for study and a report at the March 7 meeting.
City Engineer Terry Chew was directed to prepare plans and specifications for the 1974 paving project No. 2, asphaltic overlay work. The non-assessa-ble project will include these streets:
Third avenue, Twenty-second to Thirty-first streets; Sixth street, Third to Fourth avenues; Eighth avenue, Second to Third streets; Tenth avenue, Sixth to Seventh streets; Eleventh ave
nue, Fourteenth to Seventeenth streets; South Twelfth street, to B avenues;
Thirteenth avenue, Tenth to Eleventh streets; Fourteenth
street, Thirteenth avenue to James drive; Sixteenth avenue Twenty-seventh to Twenty-ninth a t r e cts; Seventeenth street Ninth to Tenth avenues; Eight eenth avenue, Twenty-seventh to Thirty-first streets; Twen tieth street, Third to Fifth ave n u e s ; Twenty-first avenue Twenty-fourth to Twenty-sixth streets;
Twenty-second street, First to Third avenues and Eighth to Tenth avenues; Twenty-fifth street, Fourteenth to Seventeenth avenues; Twenty-ninth avenue, Fifteenth avenue to McGowan boulevard; A avenue South Twelfth to South Fourteenth streets,; C avenue, South Twelfth to South Fourteenth streets; D avenue, South Twelfth to South Fourteenth streets; Fairview drive, South Eighth to South Eleventh streets; Northview drive, Eleventh to Seventeenth ave nues, and Starry drive, South Twelfth to South Fourteenth streets.
All of these streets will have a one-inch asphalt overlay maintenance mat. An alternate, consisting of a three-inch overlay mat, has been set up for Seventh avenue from Ninth to Thirteenth streets. The Iowa highway commission has been asked to pay far this maintenance work.
A letter from Police Chief Richard E. Cayler, concerning R J’s lounge, 1075 Sixth avenue, was received and filed. Cuyler said the lounge owners are making an effort to correct the problems at the tavern. He rec-
Curriculum Gets Linn-AAar Review
By Pat Peterson
It was a rather lengthy work session for the Linn-Mar school board Thursday night as it reviewed the curriculum for all grade levels. No formal action was taken.
Glen Easterday, assistant superintendent, presented five elementary curriculum plans.
He proposed initiating a kindergarten screening program. Easterday said it would he a )>re-kinri°rgartcn assessment of the student, his abilities and disabilities, so tho school could be ready to handle the needs of each student. He said it would be a step for the school to get ready for the student, rather than the student getting ready for school.
Spelling Program The second proposal Involved changes in the spelling program. The changes would be directed at the 15 percent of the fastest and slowest students Easterday said the mid range of students would remain on the present program hut the students on either end of the range would be given supplemental materials to meet their needs.
The third proposal involved initiating more coordination between classrooms and between elementary buildings in the language arts area.
The fourth proposal was starting a pilot program in the Bowman Woods elementary school involving a multi-age group kindergarten-first grade class and a self contained single-teacher, crosfl-grade level class for classes one to three and two to four.
The fifth proposal, Easterday said was not formulated, bul he was bringing it before fbi' hoard for their reaction on whether or not he should seek more information. His proposal was for twine kind of 'State funded program to help teach those children who may not be retarded hut have learning disabilities.
John Corkery, junior high principal, said that in the 1974-75 year he experts to have IO to 50 more students which means that the junior high would he facing more problems finding room far the students until the new addition is completed.
He reported on the present curriculum and suggested only minor changes in the exploit tory program.
Special Education Cankery told the board he
would like permission to try something different with the special education students. He said instead of grouping them separately, he would like them integrated into the regular classes, with the special education teachers working with the students, helping them in the various areas.
Corkery told the board he would like to have two more staff members for sure and possibly three for the coming year to meet the needs of increased student population.
Glenn Jensen, high school principal, said he expected an enrollment increase of 70 to 80 students. He said his enrollment the fall of 1973 was 741 and he expects the enrollment to reach 813 by the fall of 1974.
Very few major changes in curriculum were suggested by Jensen beyond changing the names of various courses to better fit the course as it is presently taught
ommended no action be taken at the present time by the coun eil, concerning a hearing on possible revocation of the tavern’s beer and liquor license.
Second reading was approved for .several ordinances. These included: Street grades for tho 1974 paving project No. I; implementation of bridge controls in the city and the establishment of load limits; adopting the uniform mechanical code, volume two, of 1970; requirements and procedures for licensing of mechanical contractors doing air conditioning, heating and related types of work in the city; establishing rates and charges for Oak Shade cemetery; establishing a revised rate schedule for taxicabs.
A resolution was approved suspending the general property taxes for these persons; Carl L. Windsor, 205 Fifth avenue; Louise Schweitzer, 1700 Tenth avenue, and Mao Carsner, 349 Sixteenth street.
A public hearing was set for March 21 on tho rezoning request in Linnwood Acres by Don R. and Alice E. Wallace and Ken Borschel and Son. The request is for a change from R-2 to R-4 residential.
Approval was given to the vacation of the north-south alley adjacent to Vernon junior high school to the Marion Independent school district. No objectors appeared at the hearing on the vacation. The school district plans to build an addition to the junior high using a portion of the alley.
The council authorized Hcr-m a n Thompson, community development director, to participate with the Regional Planning Commission to prepare application for the Fir~t avenue-Marion xwlcvard Seventh avenue traffic engineering study.
The engineering department was directed to make an alignment study for Eighth avenue from Thirteenth to Twenty-second streets. A study of Boy son road also will be made.
Preliminary plat of Beewar’s first addition, which is located outside the city limits, was approved.
Services Monday for Dora E. Hicks, 79
Dora E. Hicks, 79, of 880 Twentieth street, a resident of Marion since 1949 and formerly of Blue F,land, III., died Friday in a Cedar Rapids hospital
Born July 8, 1894, at, Eldon, Mo., she was married there to Perry L Hicks April lf), 1912 He died April 8, 1968, at Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Hicks was a member of the Fairview Baptist church and the Royal Neighbors.
Surviving are a son, Gailord C. Hicks of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Hot Ie, and Mrs. Arnold Kimm, both of Marion; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond S. Wood of Olean, Mo., Richard Wood of Eldon, Mo., Sim Wood of Versailles, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Almon Keyes of Versailles, Mo., and Mrs. A. T. Williams of Kansas City.
Services,: 10:30 a m. Monday, at the Murdoch chapel In Marion, conducted bv the Rev. Lyle Lee. Burial: Oak Shade cemetery in Marion. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel after 6 p.m. Saturday. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to the charity of their choice as a memorial.
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Magnavox Annual Sale. Marion TV.—Adv.
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Services Monday for
Irmo G. Mafhney, 83
Irma Grace Matheny, 83, a resident of Robins until moving to Indiana in 1943, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward A. Kinzie, of Mazy, Ind.
She was born March 15, 1890, in Linn county. She was mar-
Library Board, Council Reviev/ Space Problems
The public library board has; them are in the basement, it been probing alternatives tojdoesn’t take long to lose your solve its ever-increasing problem of space as the library rapidly approaching the point where some drastic action must I be taken.
‘Gentlemen, your table is ready.”
Iowa Senators Split in Vote
Iting back on federal spending,
|this is a logical place to do it,” !he said.
On Water Bill Infant Drowns When
WASHINGTON (UPI) -Iowa’s two U.S. senators split Thursday as the senate approved the $1.3 billion water
resources development act that road includes three projects for Iowa. rjV(>r Sen. Harold Hughes (D-Iowa) gtate voted in favor of the measure
Car Goes into River
NODAWAY (UPI) - A Creston infant drowned Thursday when the car the baby was riding in went off an Adams county
motivation for broadening your horizons or just finding somc-IS thing you’d enjoy.”
He said the library board has
, Dr. William Kamstad, pros- be™ Probin« a" the Possibilitics Idem of the hoard of trustees,1 for fcderal moncy and has even outlined the problems in an in-1considered matching fund ar-formal session Thursday after- rangements, although the coun-jnoon with members of the city cj]mcn agreed finding matching
cwuncd* funds in the eity budget would
In what he termed an effort to1^ fjjffjcuit
provide a flavor of our trustrn The library board also is at-
tions, Dr. Ramstad said, We,|tempting to find other facilities
as hoard members, are deeply |ba^ might be available for rent.
.concerned that an entire fF‘n(!r- Again, finding the rent money
ation is going to grow up in under the present budget would
Cedar Rapids thinking this is be difficult
what a library is .supposed to* we jry usc SCVeral dif-
be. And in this modern age, this feront locations, we obviously
isn t what a library is supposed wou|d fragment the collection so
, ..we wouldn’t really have a Board members and council- ‘mmn’ library,” Ramstad said. men agreed one alternative somo locations which might be may have to be cutbacks in:adcqUide for a main library are some services which are now ,ocaled on tho fri of the being offered.
and into the Nodaway
The measure contains a $700,000 appropriation as the federal government’s share in a fish hatchery to be built at Lake Rathbun.
It also contains funds for an
Don't Have Space Service to Patrons
“It’s not that we don’t have, He pointed out that already
the staff to provide good library service to patrons isn’t as effec-
service,” Dr. Ramstad told the five as it should be as there are
councilmen. “Ifs not that we “increased expenditures of staff
don’t have the expertise. It’s time in searching for items in
just that we don’t have the storage rather than providing
space.” direct assistance to library
He cited the lack of listening users.” rooms for use of tapes and other The only remaining “open
proposal, keller and his sister Tracv_3_ audio~v,sual material, shortage space” in the main library is
President!aj| 0f Creston when the car ap- stacJc £Pace so thousands of the auditorium which is used for
troopers identified the
., , , , ,, child as Timothy Allen Keller,
hat passed 78-7, but fellow months who
Democratic Sen. Dick Clark parents, \Ir. and
voted against the ------ 1
which now goes to
was with his Mrs. Donald
parently lost control went off V(dumes are out of public reach the Children’s story hours and the road and overturned into the in the basement and lack of for various public meetings. Nodaway river three-fourths read‘n8 room where patrons As a short-term measure mile west of Nodaway.
Officials said the other three
can “use” the library. I “which will only delay slightly
“Even browsing with the aim more drastic measures,” the
members of the family are hos- findin8 something that would board is contemplating renovat pitalized in a Red Oak hosDital Unterest y011 *sn t very prac-! ing that room as a stack area OI
Approval was given for Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. transmission line plans along abandoned railroad right-of-way northeast to First avenue and east along the same road.
The council approved partial payment of $14,805 to the B A. We*,tbnxk Construction firm for work completed on the public library project. Also approved was a change order concerning the type of calking used in the Legion Memorial swimming pool project. The change order cost an additional $1,360. Westbrook also is the contractor on this project.
The council waived the separate toilet facility requirement of the building code for the Ber-net Construction office building addition. 805 Fiftieth street.
A cigaret permit was ap-
Jenscn suggested adding only proved for Madon s tavern and one course, a popular literature restaurant, 648 Eighth street.
The business formerly
Discussions on an intramural program and athletics were jiostponed until the athletic department could bring its report to the board.
Jensen requested two addi-
Rose-Mar lounge and Pagoda Room.
Mayor William J. Grundy reported to the council that City Manager Fred L. Day was up and walking in the halls at St. Luke’s hospital. Day suffered a
, . , ______ Red Oak hospital!iniercsi y°u Lsn 1 very prac-jmg
erosion control project along the I wjth injuries sustained in ther‘ca*’” ^amstad said- “When! storage space.
Missouri river in Iowa and gives: m|shap you are standing in a narrow! -
the cities of Burlington and Keo- _ aisle being jostled a half a Too many bikes
, , . t »» u ^ autbority to sell their toll - . ... ^ dozen times and then not being enough riders? Sell
I . to Charles L. Matheny, who bridgCs over the Mississippi Conceals Weapon able t() find aU thc volumes ones with
died Jan. 24, 1939, at Robins. rivCr to Iowa or Illinois if they Charqe Dismissed you’d expect because half of 398-8234.
She was a member of the Dun-:desire. A charge of carrying a con-^
aru crurch. Clark said he voted against cealed weapon against Leles Hi-1
Surviving are her daughter, the bill because it contains a,chanson, route two. Marion.
Mrs. Edward A. Kinzie of Macy, new formula for evaluating pro- was dismissed Tuesday follow-j Ind.; five grandchildren, six J posed army corps of engineer* ing a preliminary hearing in great-grandchildren, and a projects which he said was “far magistrate’s court, sister, Mrs. Alta Matheny of too liberal. He said thc provi-j up was charged with carrying'
sion would result in increased a five-inch knife on Dec. 28.
expenditures for projects of lit-! _
tie value. i ,i n • »
“If we are serious about cut-! /CGC/ f/?G t/lfOrS
and not the extra a Classified Ad! Dial
tional teaching staff and two supportive staff for the coming heart attack recently.
year. . „ .
Other Business Notice. Save, fill it up at
In other business, the board ‘Site station. 6 A.M. till midnight, discussed with the district ar
chitect a new drawing of the educational services building. The new plan. including a lower level, showed a space increase of 1,600 square feet. Tile total square feet in the new' drawings Ie 6,502 at a total cost of $134,499 plus $10,000 for equipment and a contingency fund tho first building $111.IMH).
The board instructed the architect to investigate thc possibility of using a metal building and to bring back to the board rough plans for the use of the district’s 13 portables in the next five years.
7 days a week.—Adv.
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YMCA — Saturday’s activity schedule at the Marion branch YMCA is: Non aquatic — grade school boys’ basketball 9 and IO a m., junior high open gym ll, senior high and adult gym IJ p.m., family gym 3. gymnastics The price of I club 4, gym closed 6 to 7. teen-totaled about lager night 7; pool — pre-school lessons 9 a.m., youth lessons j 9:45, youth recreational swim 10:30, senior life saving class 11:30, open swim I p.m., pool closed 4 to 7, teenager night 7.
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Hospitalized — Charles A.: Kreinenak, executive director of
Mrs. Al Center Point.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Murdoch chapel in Marion, conducted by Gerald Matheny. Burial: Dunkard cemetery. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel after I p.m. Sunday. Friends may if they wish, contribute to a memorial of their choice.
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Honored — Nancy Lockwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Urbanek, former Marion residents, was honored recently by being named “Outstanding Youth of thc Month” by the | Columbine Knolls Homeowners Assn., an area near Denver, Colo. She was honored for her work in Ken Caryl junior high school and for community service. She attended the Linn-Mar schools until two years ago when the family moved to Colorado.
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Beckner Hites — Services for
Marie A. Beckner, 69, of route 2,1 Marion who died Thursday morning will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Murdoch chapel by Rev. Clive Cook of the Prairie Chapel church.! Friends may call at the chapel.
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Blin Rites — Services for Wil- j Ham Blin, 87. of 525 Fifth avenue, who died Thursday morning, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Murdoch Chapel in Marion, where friends may call.
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Returns Home — Mrs. Louise Zrudsky. 1330 East Post road, returned home Wednesday from
Scotsdale, Ariz., where she spent two weeks visiting her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell.
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The architect also bronchi several change orders for tho h o a r d ’ s consideration. The change orders included a wood stage floor, additional drainage lines and a manhole above the septic tank No action was taken on the change order*,.
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