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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Jan. 28. 1974 Senate Studies Teaching Of Handicapped Children By Val G. Corley DES MOINES sen said. “We feel it should be a I good job in providing services (AP) _ \! vehicle in supplementing educa-1 that the individual school sys* setal reorganization plan deJlional progranw which the local terns cannot provide for them- signed to upgrade teaching of'" e»nt P™v!de or «“>' selves' „ „    „ provide efficiently.    I    ‘Relics    of    Past To help fund the new special handicapped children and more equally spread vocational train ing across Iowa is being studied education programs for han- by a senate committee. Sen. Willard Hansen (R-Cedar Falls) said children with hearing and speech problems, men tally retarded children and $15.4 million in state aid starting those with other handicaps are *n 1975. receiving excellent training in some sections of the state. But, he said, many of the county districts are “relics of the past where they served the old one-room school house” and major duties included checking to see that each school’s teacher had a certificate. The difference in the quality In addition to the special edu-jof the county districts is pointed dicapped children that would be started by the regional agencies, the committee is recommending an annual increase of cation programs, Hansen said j    out by the range in salaries paid But    in    other    sections, he    said,    his committee would “like to;    to county superintendents, Handley receive    almost    no    special    see the area schools focus more | sen said. Current salaries of attention on providing voea-,    county superintendents range training at all Regional Agencies Hansen is chairman of the senate school committee which Monday began work on a bill to eliminate the current county superintendent of schools system and replace it with 15 regional education agencies. County districts are now charged with furnishing special education classes for local school districts. “Primarily in urban counties, we now have a real fine program in special education,” Hansen said. But he said the population is too small in most of Iowa’s rural county and joint county districts to provide adequate training for handicapped children. The concept of the 15 intermediate school districts, using the same boundaries as the current area community college districts, was worked out by a special legislative study committee. The senate school committee is now placing that concept into final bill form. Hansen said he hopes the committee can have the measure ready for senate debate by the end of the week. Although the new districts would have the same boundaries as the community college districts, they would have their own administrators and their own budgets which could not be mixed with the area schools’ funds, Hansen said. Supplement “W’e’re trying to broaden the concept of what a regional education agency should be,” Han- tional and technical training at from $1,680 to $26,000 a year. the secondary level.” He said some local school districts are currently paying tuition to the area community colleges for them to teach vocational subjects to high school students. Hansen said the regional educational agencies would be able to coordinate these services with the local school districts and make vocational training available to high school students across the state. “Since there is a notable reluctance toward school district reorganization, there is a necessity to provide some remedy for local school districts to be able to meet curriculum standards,” he said. The school committee chairman admitted many county school systems have done a I feet.” Hansen said many opponents of the area education agency concept say they fear the agencies will be taken over by the area community college boards. To ease that fear, the committee is recommending that half the new board consist of persons now serving on the community college board and the other half be members elected by the school boards in the districts sen iced by the area agency. Eventually, half the members of each board will be elected directly by the public and half by the district school boards. “We want to bring to all Iowans the model type programs we now find only in special areas,” Hansen said. “In no way do we want to dilute the quality programs now in ef- Schwieger: Chances Slirn For Penal Facilities Plan rn Knits at Age 84 Gazelle Photo bv Earl Bardach By Randy Mlnkoff DES MOINES (HIM) Prospects for Implementation of a controversial pl«n instructing the state’s mental health and penal facilities appear slim or this season of the Iowa legislature. However, Sen. Bart Schwieger (K Waterloo), chairman of the senate human resources committee which is studying the plan, predicts passage of a similar plan next year. Local Care Under the proposal, which was studied by lawmakers last year and announced by the state social services department in December, the Clarinda mental health institute would be closed and its duties handled by local hospital and care centers. In addition, the women’s reformatory at Rockwell City a,1(' Newton release center would be closed and consolidated with other institutions. “Most of the fire was because legislators felt that we should be the ones that imple meat the plan,” Schwieger said, “and in the end result, the department drew back its order.” Some opposition is expected t<> the proposal when it is debated In committee because of the loss of employment that results from the changes. Schwieger said about 4.»() em ployes at the institution's would lase their jobs and “that will cause some debate for sure. "We are basically saying that the local communities like Council Bluffs and Des Moines will be able to handle patients in their hospitals,” Schwieger said. “I think lawmakers will eventually pass this legislation because of the great savings in money for the state.” ‘Idea Good’ Schwieger, who said he generally backs the major provisions .’rn not saying it’s dead for |jn ^ proposal, Raid as long as this session, but chances are I top quaiity local services can be slim for passage this tune around,” Schwieger said. “But when we get to it next year in delivered, one.” “We have the idea is a good a large group of appropriations, it’ll have a good iegjs|ytors who are realists and At age 84, Carl Glass of Oelwein has taken up a new hobby — knitting. He uses various sizes and shapes of wooden looms with pegs along the edge rather than knitting needles. His constant companions are a parakeet, which he has taught to sit on the rim of his glasses, and a dog. Glass, a former farmer, has knitted five afghans, stocking caps, scarves, pillow tops and hot pads, which he has given away as preser'-* chance.” The plan, which Schwieger I said could save the state * I much as $9.6 million, drew criticism from legislators when it will view this proposal with an open eye,” he said. Schwieger added that the local hospitals and care centers would not have an “undue bur- was announced by the social den” because of their extra re-c^rvices department last year, spoonbill ties. Group Ensures Preservation of Watkins Resident George Smith Dies Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Kjome Gets Jaycee DSA At Decorah DECORAH —- Three brothers received the Outstanding Young Farmer award and a former prisoner of war was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Decorah Jaycees at their annual banquet here Saturday night. Van Nostrand's Son Is a Tough One To Convince DES MOINES — Iowa Commerce Commission Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand, co-czar of the state’s energy' program, tells a good story’ about try ing to convince his son, Jamie, to save energy. Seems that Jamie, now a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa, was a cross-country runner at Lincoln high in Des Moines last year. He would drive the car a half-mile to a track daily and then run four miles on the track before returning home. His dad said he was unsuccessful in trying to persuade him to run a half-mile to the track, three miles on the track and another half-mile home. — □ □ □ FIE Imam Osman Abdel-Salam of the Islamic Center in Cedar Rapids, delivered the opening prayers in the Iowa house and senate last Wednesday at the invitation of Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids). He delivered the prayers first in Arabic and then translated them into English. He is believed to be the first of his faith to offer prayers in the Iowa legislature. NY! T    ic.- WATKINS - A retired Wat I raer S btclirs kins farmer and TRAER—In a move to guarantee that Traer’s Winding Stairs will remain as a community landmark, more than 20 present and former residents have joined to acquire owner carpenter, George H. Smith, 82, died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids hospital following a long illness. He was born July 28,1891, near Norway. Surviving are his wife, Hate, whom he married Jan. 21, 1913, ship of the downtown building Norway; eight children, Hu-to which the stairs are at- tort of Sacramento, Claif., Mar-tachec.    'g^et    Ferris of League City, The group will be known as Texas, Colette Gerling of Media- Sneak Thieves Empty Kalona Safe of $2,400 Federal Waste Rapped by Feld Traer Winding Stairs Assn., Inc. An agreement has been reached to buy the building and stairs from Gordon Smith, whose father. R. J. Smith, owned and operated a drug store in the building for many years. The upper story was the home of the Traer Star-Jlipper for 60 years. A board of five directors includes H. E. Deke, Franklin Earley, Mrs. Margaret Griffith, Dale Ross and Elmer Taylor. Chosen officers for one-year residence, Norway. terms are: Taylor, president;! _ Deke, vice - president; Mrs. Dale Ross, secretary, and Mrs. Griffith, treasurer. The board s first action was to engage Franklin Earley to serve as property manager. polis, George, jr., and Paul of Cedar Rapids, Edward of Norway, Rose Bratton of Burlington and Velma Gavin of El Paso, Texas; 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Mineard of Watkins; two sisters, Elizabeth Etscheidt and Cleo Smith, both of Watkins, and one stepsister. Theresa Wilson, Brownsville, Texas. Services: Tuesday at IO St. Patrick’s Catholic church. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the George Brosh k'ArnvA mu ut u- ANAMOSA—Michael J. Feld, KALONA — The Washington    *    ..    *u    n u. .univ rhpriff’c    ic    .    *    c**ndidate    for    the    Republican Second Young Trial Ends In Hung Jury IOWA CITY — For the second Mechanicsville Protests Cut in Revenue Sharing MECHANICSVILLE - The city council last Friday turned over to the city attorney information dealing with the city’s $1,000 per quarter cut in revenue sharing. The action came after Mayor Tom Railsback read letters John Gipp, 31, and his two    '^he^theft^o? to wnTn nominatic>n {or congress from I time, a Johnson county district .    .    ,    .    . . brothers. James 27. and WMAe theft of ».«0 rn the Second district, sa.d Monday court jury was unable to reach ^rom    federal^office of Charles, 24, of Frackville town- cas^ an(* clacks from an unship, were selected as the Out-    safe a* the Super Valu standing Young Farmers for    store Saturday. their operation of a 666-acre Th<- thcft aPParently occurred   ^    w    ...    ,-UIint.,    UUII    wun dairy-hog farm 19 milos south-    I    hardworking    taxpayer    ‘waste I rape of a Coralville woman on east of Decorah. The Gipp brothel* own A & G few people in the store, authori- doubled’ ties said. It is believed that two “The W-2 forms we are receiv-    a verdict in the case of a Cedar    ^evenue s arin8    and the Cedar ing this month for the Internal    Rapids man charged with rape.    coaaty auditor. Revenue Service are properly    James Alan Young, 20, was    The auditor    said    that    all    relabeled since they denote to the    charged in connection with the    to ■—• •    *    i    a1 office well before the dead line. However, the government maintains that the cut will be I made because a report was not Speaking before the Jones May 28. The woman reportedly was Swiss Farms where they main-P^sor]s ™ay have been in- County Republican Womens’ an -abducted at gunpoint from a tain a herd of 92 Brown Swiss! , ,e ’,^ h one detracting a nua| membership luncheon in Coralville laundromat and driv- rcr<lived in time. dairy cows and 650 hogs. Michael Kjome, 36. son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kjome of Decorah, received the Distinguished Service Award for five years of sacrifice as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese. Kjome was one of eight American civilians held as prisoner during the Vietnam war. clerk while an accomplice emp- Anamosa tied the safe. The safe is located in a room off a walkway which links the!ness grocery with Reif’s department store. Manager Joseph Allen said the dually if those who were spend : safe had been kept unlocked be-1 jng our money would just prac-cause of the frequent need for tice sound controls and efficien-change, but will be kept locked cies on fiscal matters. , in the future. A possible connection with a savings is the responsibility of Monday. Feld said.U to a camping area in West!    <«*    under, inessI iowa Cliv whom tho .-dicta ^advisement the possibility of a new city shed to house city equipment and a workshop. A presentation on building ideas was made by West Liberty Builders Government is big business iowa City where the alleged in but its run like nobody’s busi-jcident occurred. Young was ar- „    ....    rested    May 31 at his home in There are literally billions of (Cedar Uapids dollars that could be saved an- Young’s first trial, which ended Dec. 2. resulted in a hung jury. Preliminary indications arc .. ... .that the county attorney will not The muscle to provide this «. u    • *u k l * f refl e charges in the case. i TAA I Captured during the TET of- similar theft at Mt. Pleasant all members of congress It’s Yan *51 IGA!) Ka u/pb    I-     -__.t Jt_____ JI about time the majority of them fensive Jan. 31, 1968. he was Saturday is being considered, missing until February, 1973. Donald Wurtzel was named Outstanding Religious Leader for his work in the First Lutheran church. Wurtzel has been active as chairman of the board of deacons, director of ushers and Sunday school teacher, Richard Gaard, 26, teacher- exercise it. “And a good place to start.” Feld said, “would be a reduction — across the board — in the total personnel in all governmental departments and agencies. IOWA CITY — A 20-year-old “At the preesnt time we have i University of Iowa coed was at- thousands of bureaucrats stum-! U. of I. Coed Suffers Beating From Intruder coordinator of distributive edu- tacked by an intruder at her hlin8 over themselves trying to cation and audio-visual director aparlnient car!ySunday. at the Decorah high school, is this year’s Outstanding Educator. look busy,” Feld concluded. First Aid TRAER — Kubik-Finch Amer The woman said the assailant ordered her not to look at his Other recipients of Decorah face and when she attempted to ican legion post will sponsor a do so, he struck her repeatedly. The man, described as wear REAL ESTATE LICENSE and FUNDAMENTALS SCHOOL class in first aid if sufficient! public interest is shown. Bruce! ,    -    „    ,    .    ..    Overton has agreed to instruct; mg a nylon mask. fled when the ,he (|aMj for b()th mcn an(j JC awards this year are; Bud Willer, vice-president of Decorah State bank, Outstanding Boas. Floyd Ashbaeher, Decorah po- woman continued to struggle women, at Traer Memorial lice officer, Outstanding Enforcement Officer. Darrell Jensen, 26. of the Northeast Iowa Savings and Loan ton., Outstanding New tre»,ed for a fractured nose and WEEKS SESSIONS building. Sessions would be con ima w! and scream. The coed was taken to Univer- ducted this winter, sity hospitals where she was Advertisement Jaycee. Clark Mikkelson, agent of the State Farm Insurance Agency, the Outstanding Jaycee. Jersey Jermier, assistant athletic director of the University of Iowa, was principal .speaker at the banquet attended by about 150 people. facial bruises. Eat! For the Finest in Paints Long-holding FASTEETH Powder. It takes the worry out of wearing dentures* Notionolly recognised ai THE quality theory and practice Pr#-L i cen iv School conducted by outstanding career professionals and noted for the tucceii of thousand! of graduates over the post 6 years. For more information. CALL AL CARR 366-6361 HALL INSTITUTE of Cedar Rapids 366-6361 Sponsored by Fred J. 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