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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Little Swingers A pair of Council Bluffs youngsters indulge in some typical summertime recreation on their tire sluing. They are 2-year-old Alissa Miller and her O-year-old brother, Russell. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., July 30, 1974 A Off-Campus Education: Five Schools in U. of Mid-America fe.f —AP Wirept>oto Extend Rural Mail Deliveries DES MOINES (AP) — Some; 1,200 rural families in central Iowa will benefit under a new U. S. Postal Service rule extend-! ing the distance rural mail deliveries can be made to homes off main postal routes, according to Des Moines Postmaster Earl Curtis. That means rural families living up to but not more than a mile off the designated postal route will be able to get mail delivered to their front gate, he said Monday. Under the old rule, rural carriers could make “front-gate” deliveries up to seven-tenths of a mile. The new rule will become effective around Sept. I, he said. Ho Action by State on "Choose Own Hours" Plan DES MOINES (UPI) - The Iowa Executive Council Monday delayed action approving a request by the employment security commission to give its workers a choice of daily working hours. Council members decided to postpone action on the proposal until they could meet with the three members of the employment security commission. Starting Times Under the plan, the 950 employes of the commission would be given a choice of starting work each day at 7, 7:30 or 8 a.m. Office hours of the agency. however, would remain 8 to 4:30. One commission member, Colleen Shearer said she was opposed to the plan, but said she would prefer that the executive council make the final decision. Favor Plan Mrs. Shearer said employes of the agency’s central office in Des Moines are in favor of the plan. ♦ * * In other action Monday, the council approved salary increases averaging 12.5 percent for nonacademic employes at the state board of regents institutions. By Urie Stauffer KANSAS CITY (AP) - Five midwestern universities set up a joint correspondence program Monday which eventually poses the possibility of awarding degrees to students without them ever attending a college classroom. The program is called the University of Mid-America and is intended to bring college-level courses to people in their homes. Includes I SU The universities announced at a news conference plans to offer a better off-campus education program that they say will avoid duplication and I draw on the best instruction throughout the region. Mississippi Drowning Victim Identified 1 DAVENPORT (UPI) - Police ! Monday identified the body of a man who drowned after a fishing outing in the Mississippi ■ river here over the weekend. Officers said four residents w'ho knew the man identified him as John R. Russell, 27, of I Danville, Va. The four said they had met Russell while he was in I the city looking for a job. Russell drowned Saturday night while trying to swim ashore after fishing. Police said he carried no identification, which led to the problem of establishing his identity. 'cr hr Cf filar llupuU “Established fn Til3 by The Gazette Co. ana published dally and Sunday at 500 Third ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier 95 cents a week. By mail: Night Edition and Sunday 6 Issues $3.75 a month, $39.00 o year: Afternoon Editions and Sunday 7 Issues $3.85 a month, $40 00 a year. Other states end U.S. territories $60 OO a year. No Mall Subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed In this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. Universities joining in the program are the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri, the University of Nebraska, Kansas State university and Iowa -State university. “By working together the participating universities can do collectively what no one of them can do alone,” Archie Dykes, chancellor of the University of Kansas, said. The executives of the schools said the first few years the new program would offer courses produced through the University of Nebraska. Television, radio and newspapers as well as texts and tape cassettes eventually will expand the program Culver Sponsors Youth Farm Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Culver (D-Iowa) says he is co-sponsor of a bill to encour-; age youth to make farming their career. The bill, called the New Homestead act of 1974, provides low interest, long term loans and other incentives that are not included in the existing Farmers Homo Administration program, the veteran Iowa congressman said Monday. “It makes sense to provide incentives for qualified young people to make a career in farming. This type of legisla-! tion will help maintain the in-; dependent, family farm as the backbone of American agriculture,” he added. Culver is opposing Sen. Dave Stanley (R-Muscatine) for the U.S. senate seat. throughout the region, they said. Reduce Duplication Asked why they proposed more correspondence courses that many schools already offer, they said the cooperative effort would reduce duplication among schools of this region, take advantage of the area media, and draw outside money that would pay for better instruction. James McCain, president of Kansas State university and chairman of the board of the new university, said the National Institute of Education had financed the groundwork with an initial grant of just under $1 million. County Courthouse Reported ‘Sinking' COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP)— Parts of the county courthouse here have fallen a quarter of an inch in the last six months,! Pottawattamie County Engineer Gene Hale said Monday. The building is no real danger at this time, but future evacuation might be necessary if the present rate of movement continues, he said. Bids for construction of a new courthouse are expected to be let in October with completion of a new facility expected in mid-1976. Hale said his office will con-: tinue to take monthly measure-! ments to monitor the rate of shift, which he said may be caused by a lack of moisture in clay beneath the building. That grant will cover expends until tho end of this year, McCain said, after which the university will appeal to the institute for future operating funds. McCain credited D. B. Varner, president of the University of Nebraska and president of the new university, with much of the initial organization. Varner said two pilot courses will be offered this fall in Nebraska, and six or eight courses would be offered next fall. He said about 20,000 Nebraskans had indicated they wanted to enroll. 55 Courses Varner said that in five years the University of Mid-America would offer about 55 courses. They could be applied toward a degree at schools that approve the courses. It may be possible for a student to earn a college degree without ever setting foot on a campus, he said. C. Brice Ratchford, president of the University of Missouri, was named vice-chairman of the board of the new school, and Jack McBride, executive director of the State University of Nebraska correspondence project, executive vice-president. Two men who work with McBride on the State University of Nebraska program, which is offering the first courses of the new university, were also elected officers. Ronald J. Turner was named secretary, and William H. Eberle treasurer. It Pays To Advertise 30 YEARS AGO - Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was rumored to be dead. New Name for Old Building DES MOINES (IDPA) - A building at the fair that has been renamed almost annually in recent years will be called the Cultural Centre for “The Discoverers” Iowa State fair. August 16-25, according to Ken Fulk, manager, who hopes “this name will stick.” The building has formerly been called the Women’s and Children’s building, Mexican Village and last year, International Place. As the Cultural Centre, the main emphasis will be on the performing arts, and the goal will be “to present a program of high quality and provide opportunity for audience participation.” commented Mrs. Sue Caswell program director for the performing arts at the centre. Every day there will be presentations, with no admission charge, in each of the three performing arts — dance, drama and music — featuring artists from all over the state. The centre was offered the oppportunity to bring people in from outside the state, but “this was not necessary,” Mrs. Caswell said, “because there are so many fine artists in Iowa, and we are delighted to have them showcase.” Many of the performers are subsidized by the Iowa arts council and the National Foundation for the Arts. Comedy Group A featured group of the centre is the “Commedia dell’ Arte” troupe, composed of five men and three women, all with theatrical backgrounds. They perform in the traditional 16th Century style of costumes and masks and presentation. Comedy is their specialty as they try to give the people the idea of an Italian fair. In addition to their sche- Harrison Weber duled performances at the centre, the troupe will be traveling around the fairground in a mule-drawn cart announcing their shows, as was done in the 16th Century. The (I a t e w a v Dance Theatre, Inc., from Des Moines, performs Saturday af-t e r n o o n , August 17. The theatre is an “experimental dance theatre blend ng styles from several different cultures (African Indian, West Indies, etc. I into a unique style of their own,” according to Penny Furgerson, director of the dancers. Saturday evening, August 17, the Des Moines Summer Operetta workshop will produce a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. “The Gondoliers”, about Italy (Act I) and Spain (Act II). The operetta has been in existence for 13 years and has between 50 and 60 high school and college age members in colorful cos-t u m e s , all professionally directed on a well-designed set. Music a Antiqua The Cultural centre is reserved for Musica Antiqua Sunday night, August 18. Twelve musicians from the Iowa State university music department will perform with a variety of medieval and renaissance instruments. The concert includes a discussion, and the audience is invited to talk with the performers and play the various instruments. The Old Creamery Theatre Company from Garrison, Iowa’s only totally professional repertory theatre company presenting a melodrama with opportunity and encouragement of audience participation, appears at the centre for three days, Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24. The company will present “Shes Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage”, which was written and performed in the late 1800s, Also at the centre will be the Dance of the Hemispheres, a dance theatre group from Cedar Rapids with a flair for Spanish numbers; the Susuki Violins, a group of 30 Des Moines children all under the age of 12; the Med leys, a husband and wife pianist team from Cedar Rapids, who bring their own concert grand pianos; and the Des Moines civic ballet. All performances will be either inside the Cultural Centre or on the outside stage. Free Workshops On the lawn of the Cultural Centre, the Iowa arts festival, sponsored by the Des Moines branch of American Assn. of University Women, will feature free workshops to the public. There will be five workshops offered: clay, painting, sandcasting, acrylic paint and mixed media, and papier macho. The festival will run from IO a m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from IO a m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Free lessons will be offered to everyone. 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