Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., May 24, 1974
Waterloo School Board
No Mediator in Salary Dispute
wage increase averaging 10.1 percent and a base pay of $8,000.
However, the teachers contend the $8,000 base wage isn’t enough to keep up with cost-of-living increases. The teachers originally asked for $8,400 but have dropped their salary proposal to $8,275.
Board President Richard Wells said he would support bringing a mediator in if it would produce new information. but he said, “I don’t think it could.”
Members of the school board say the $500 increase of the base wage they are offering is all that they can pro-
WATERLOO (UPI) - The Waterloo school board Thursday turned down a request by public school teachers that the salary dispute between the two groups be turned over to a professional mediator.
The school board made the decision on a five to one vote in a special session and is apparently the board’s final stand on a dispute that has deadlocked the Waterloo Education Assn. (WEA) and the board for several weeks in contract negotiations.
The controversy over salary positions sparked a one-day “sick-in” by teachers Wednesday and the request by the WEA that a mediator be
C'S hV-^CIh'Vwrnv’llT a ' MARENGO - After a mccUngland the board of supervisors to The board has append ^ commission meet with him and Chief Engr
officials Thursday, the Iowa neer Howard Gunnison which . . . . I was done Thursday
county board of supervisors is
pondering much more limited
alternatives to assure compte-
(ion of relocated highway Hi. wiilil* 10 "egotirato with the
I , . nn * „ commission more, but they are
DECORAH — A rural Postvil-from Interstate 80 to Home- afraid wm eventually be
Ie man, Teddy Hughes, 21, was stead. forced to accept old 149 back
being held in the Winneshiek T b e supervisors and the into the county road system.
county jail Friday after a high county engineer met with area The board instructed Sorensen
speed chase which endtxl at - citizens Thursday evening to re- to write up a proposal and send
a.m. friday in f rankvuie. ;late thc position of the highway it to the commission suggesting
pose because they say it uses all the money allotted in tile budget that is set by the state legislature.
Earlier, Judy Dubberke, ail elementary teacher and president of the WEA, had asked “why can’t an impartial party be called in to analyze and attempt to pull us together?”
Road Unit Cool to Relocated 149 Stand
Postville Man Held in Decorah Following Chase
The supervisors said they are
“They weren't exactly in al j. That the county build a dickering mood,” Supervisor,paved road straight north from
’ the Amana exit, six miles to highway 6. There would be no diagonal in this proposal. The state would pay for the project
Allamakee county officials started the pursuit and called on the Winneshiek county
sheriff for assistance. Chairman Laurel J. Haas told
The chase ended when the the group. The reason for the
Hughes’ car struck a utility |meeting was the supervisors’
P°Ie- I position adopted May 23, 1972,
Hughes was taken to the Win-that the county would not volun-j administered by the county and neshiek county memorial hospi-l tardy take back old highway 149,5^^ to farm to market road tai in Decorah for treatment of in return for the state building'standards, injuries. Damage to his car was1 the new six-mile stretch from Sorensen said however he is estimated at $400. the Amana exit on 1-80 to Home-;not optimistic ’the commission
Hughes was being held on stead. would go for such a plan be-
four driving violations: reckless Requested l ime cause it would involve circum-
driving, stop sign violation, fail-j jowa County Engineer Nord S. ure to yield to an emergency Isorenson said he originally vehicle and driving 95 in a 55 caIled Director of Highways Jo-
mph zone. seph r Coupal to request a agreement to take back high-
According to Sheriff Eugene time next week for the super- way 149, highway 209 from high-
Simenson, Hughes was sche- visors to talk with the commis-way 149 into Conroy and high-duled to appear in magistrate s sion. way 411 north from highway 6
court in Decorah Friday morn- He said Coupal refused to put through Marengo across the
ing. the board on the agenda, saying iowa river.
Simensen said he would then the highway commission doesn’t j be turned over to officials in have time to negotiate such Allamkee county where he faces questions personally. J However the county would in-
other charges. He then instructed Sorensen sist the state buy more right-of
venting the intent of the law on highway design standards 2. Iowa county would sign an
Vinton Ponders Dropping Dog License Requirement
way for old highway 149 so the shoulders and ditches could be widened.
The county would also insist that the state resurface highway 209 and repair highway 411 bridge over the Iowa river before accepting them.
Deploring the ‘blackmail” tactics of the commission, a group of business men from Williamsburg reluctantly agreed that in order to get the relocated 149 built, the county probably will eventually have to agree to take back old highway 149.
The retaining of highway 149 had been one of the chief goals of a delegation, including representatives from Conroy, two years ago. In response to this, the highway commission last summer resurfaced this stretch of highway 149.
The supervisors and Sorensen said there was precious little area of agreement in their meeting with Coupal and Gun-nerson.
They said it was their feeling from the meeting that the commission is split fairly evenly on the relocated highway 149 proposal, and that this may be the last time around for any 1-80 to the Amana colonies highway .plan.
Sorensen said he believes the highway commission thinks it has Iowa county over a barrel because “how long can you stand gravel on the L road?” Sorensen quoted Coupal as asking.
He said the highway commission officials told the Iowa county delegation that if they ' don’t take highway 149 back, the
By Jane LaGrange in the ordinance and raising the previous council meeting and commission will adopt the posi-
VTNTON The Vinton city impoundment fee to $10 met no Charger Enterprises, owners of tion that the L road is a county
council debated a proposed dog opposition. the new court, claimed side-;problem,
and cat ordinance at its meeting! The matter was referred b k‘walks would break when trucks, The L road is presently closed Thursdav nieht reierrea oath moyed mobll(J homeS( and because a bridge is out and it
The most controversial issue t0 commlttcc for further study- therefore were not necessary, j also is being converted from oil concerned city licensing of dogs. ; council, in other business, Good Reason 8raveb it is the shortest leg
Councilman Warren Geiger,:Passed a motion agreeing to a, I between the Amana exit and the
r contract with Egge Plumbing; Geiger Hit tne requirtmeni Amana colonies.
New Orleans mayor and U. S. diplomat, de Lesseps Morrison, his young son and five others were killed instantly when their chartered two-cngine plane
chairman of the public safety!™"1™1 WIln ™uiuu«i Geiger felt the
Sf'ts’ reSmmendlne ‘XlSom sewer on East Eleventh oridinance for good reason and'"* ^an'many "of'the' state
lishine the city license street. The cost would be $2,495. i should not be deleted from the primary highways because of
" b : y uu',"r ordinance just because Charger
The dty has required a dog, No Action ,Enterprises objected. tourist traffic.
veTr a “s^TnUment The pr0JCCt was a«frov*d b> In another ac‘i°n: ,he cou,n,cil IO YEARS AGO - The former I L f a? , . , the previous council, but no ac- passed two resolutions qualify-
brought forth many complaints^ was ever taken on it. ing Vinton for flood insurance.
from local citizens on double ^ recommendation from the: It presented a locket to Thel-Uxation, claiming it is not nec\; plenning and zoning commission:ma Hoepner, in appreciation of essary for both the city an dejetjng section, in the mobi-! her many years of service in
comity rn requi^ a ,e home court ordinance, requir- city offices and approved pay-shed In dc’nsc fog'’near' Ciu-
Th„ rn m m iii or rn,He tin of,"* ‘wo-ta* sidewalks to be in-merit of a bill $15,739 to Green Uj victoria, Mexico.
ii c comm,t;ee’.m.ade JP stalled in new courts, was ap- Engineering Co., Cedar Rapids,)..............—— ----
Bill Strong, city clerk, and Jim:proved bv the council. Warren and held payment of a second Grupp, head of the BentonU; vo,ed no bdl for $11,204 for further clan-
county humane society, ap- The jssue was discussed at a fication.
head of the Benton humane society, appeared before the Benton county board of supervisors Wednesday.
They proposed dropping the city dog license requirement,1 providing the county will provide more financial support to the humane society.
The supervisors said they will study the situation.
However, at Thursday’s coun-| cil meeting, several council members opposed dropping the city dog license, claiming the city would loose lose revenue, which this year amounted to over $300.
Several other changes in the proposed ordinance were discussed and met with more favorable agreement.
The proposal to include cats1
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A Fugitive Years
While his son, Philip, right, tights back tears, Lacy Burleson, loft, Clinton, heads back to prison. Burleson surrendered to Raleigh, N.C., authorities Wednesday some 21 years after escaping from a Halifax county, N.C., prison unit. He has lived a ‘model life" in Clinton most of tho time since his escape.
Solon Asks Probe Of Dubuque Incident
By Jerry Mursener
DES MOINES (UPI) - Sen. William Gluba (D-Davcnport) called upon state Citizens Aide Thomas Mayer to launch a “full scale indepedent investigation” into allegations that a 17-year-old girl was subjected to physical abuse at a Dubuque care facility.
In addition, Gluba said he will ask Gov. Robert D. Ray and several other state officials to investigate the reports that the girl, who has relatives in Davenport, had her mouth washed out with dishwashing liquid.
The Dubuque county department of social services ruled the girl was not subjected to
physical abuse at the Cannon ll residential treatment center, although a 21-page report filed with the county attorney listed reports she had been locked in the basement and that staff members pulled her by the hair to control her.
The report said the incidents listed by the girl were methods of “physical discipline rather than abuse,” but Gluba alleged it was “a clear cut case of old-fashioned child abuse” and pledged to continue the investigation.
He said the governor should be interested in ensuring the girl was not misdated because the social services department is “under his director”
For Crash Victim
AMANA — Services have been set for Neil V. Denson, 20, Amana, who was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle accident near Homestead.
They will be held at JO a.m. Saturday at the Hoover-Valen-tine funeral home in Marengo, where friends may call. Burial will be in Lennox township cemetery, rural Marengo.
Mr. Denson was born Oct. 12, 1953 at Iowa City. He was an Amana high school graduate. He was married to Jutta W. Otte on May ll, 1974 at Walford, and was employed for the last year and a half at the Amana Feed Mill, Homestead.
Suriving in addition to his wife are his father, Richard Denson, Homestead; his mother, Delores Denson, Amana: two brothers, Robert, Janesville, Fla., and Morris, Homestead; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Wetjen, Walford, and Ellen Denson, Amana.
Fire Damage Extensive to Farm Home
INDEPENDENCE — Fire caused considerable damage late Thursday afternoon to the farm home of Mrs. Emmet Gate?, eight miles northwest of Independence in Hazleton township.
An Amish boy bighted smoke coming from the two-story wood frame house and went to a nearby farm borne to call the Independence fire department at 5:55 p.m.
Both the Independence and Hazleton fire departments were at the scene.
Fire damage was reported to be extensive in the kitchen and upstairs areas. Smoke and water damage was reported in the remainder of the house.
Fin' Chief Paul Sooner, Independence, said the fire is believed to have started in a gas stove in the kitchen.
Mrs. Gates was in Independence when the fire started. There was no estimate of the amount of damage.
Immigration Rules Gypsies Legally in U.S.
CHARITON (UPI) - U.S. immigration officials Thursday night cleared a group of 30 persons who said they were Gypsies, saying the group had apparently entered the county legally.
The Gypsies were detained by Lucas county authorities in the county jail until officials from t h e immigration office in Omaha could check their immigration background.
Officials first believed the 30 were part of a large group of 85 Gypsies who entered this country illegally from Yugoslavia and northern Italy.
Police also said the Gypsies were believed to have been involved in a number of shopliftings and thefts including $40 from a woman employed at a Chariton restaurant.
In spotting of other Gypsies, police in Shenandoah and Red Oak reported Thursday that citizens spotted a caravan consisting of about 13 cars but the Gypsies were not apprehended.
Earlier in the week, the band was spotted traveling in east-central Kansas with a sho-powncr in Richmond, Ran., reporting about $650 was stolen around that time.
Independence Slates 7th Annual Fly-In
INDEPENDENCE - The Seventh Annual Fly-in at tile Independence municipal dirport lias been set for Sunday, July 14.
Breakfast will be served from 7 to ll a m.
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