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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the wo man on the go . . . Casual Vinyl Handbag An on-the go bag for far away travels or the city life. Sturdy double handles; 3 large, deep zippered compartments and a galaxy of colors to choose from: black, light brown, navy, white, beige, rust or red. Downtown Street Floor and Lindale Plata THI KILLIAN COMPANY, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406 Juan Joyce, Psi tonal Shopper! pleat* tend me the following . Comal handbag! at I 1.00 plat 33c ital* talet tax and 75i    | pottage and handling each. Color choice    . Nom* I Charge I |    Addr att    CII Check I City    ....    aC.O.D.    | Stat#    *'P I_____________________..J Tile Cedar I!,!puts Gazette: Tri., May 31, 1371 Killian’s Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City OPEN SUNDAY 12:00 TO 5:00 PMAmbulance Resolve in Iowa County Closer Jroeclal to I he C.d/ett* MARENGO - Iowa county moved a .stop closer to establishing ii county-wide ambulance service this week with the agreement that an organization should he formed of the board of supervisors, the mayors of the seven cities and towns and a few other selected individuals. A meeting of this new committee, which hopes to contract among the various governing bodies, will be held at the county home next Wednesday at 7 p.m. to further study the matter of ambulances. An interested group of citizens met with the supervisors and several city officials at the courthouse to further discuss the county’s problem. The two ambulance .services that have been doing most of the work in tho county, McSwiggin and Uhl-mann's of Williamsburg, and Warren Hepkcr of Marengo, both have announced they will go out of business June 30. Recommendations The supervisors received a report and recommendations from Jeff Petrie of the Hoover Health Council of Cedar Rapids, the area agency coordinating health services. He recommended a mixture of full-time personnel and volunteers. Petrie also recommended an ambulance he stationed in both Skips Conference, Ray Ponders Credit Bill DES MOINES CAP) — Gov. Robert Ray plans to consider the consumer credit bill— which would raise the minimum interest rates on credit transactions over the weekend or Monday, according to aides. The governor had originally planned to act on the measure, passed in the final hours of Eastern Iowa Guardsmen Plan Phone Exercise DES MOINES — Eastern Iowa will l)o the location Saturady and Sunday of an unusual Iowa army national guard training exercise in which the 234th signal battalion will attempt to link up points in Linn, Johnson and Iowa county by telephone. All five companies from the battalion will be in various parts of the three counties setting up communications sites. The battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Francis W. Vos of Runnels, is headquartered in Des Moines with its Companies K and C located in Cedar Rapids. The units will be located as follows: Headquarters Co.: On federal land located between the Coralville reservoir and Swisher. Co. A: On federal land near Con Falls. Co. B:    Williamsburg    high school. Co. C: Cedar Rapids national guard armory. Co. I): At Lake Iowa. nine miles west of Williamsburg. Tile units will be moving into their training sites between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and then will run a round-the-clock operation until Sunday. th<> 11)74 legislative session, by late Thursday. But Ray canceled plans to attend the National Governors Conference to work on the consumer credit and other bills. The measure would permit retailers to charge up to 18 percent on the first $50<) balance of revolving charge accounts and 15 percent on balances above $500. It would permit up to 15 percent interest on closed-end credit, such as the one-time purchase of major appliances. Many retailers commonly charged 18 percent interest before the Iowa supreme court ruled last September that credit sales are subject to the state usury law and arc limited to 9 percent. Atty. Gen. Richard Turner and several Democratic office seekers have urged Ray to veto the measure. Turner contends one section of the bill which requires debt collectors to be licensed would require all lawyers and newspaper carriers to buy an annual $10 license. Keokuk County Deputy Recovers Stolen Truck SIGOURNEY - Keokuk county authorities solved a stolen vehicle case for Fort Dodge officials this week. A Keokuk deputy spotted a stolen semi-tractor near the Sigourney square and took its driver, Bruce A. Reiter, Omaha, into custody. Fort Dodge officials traveled to Sigourney Thursday and returned Reiter to face Webster county charges. Marengo and Williamsburg, a setup that would cover virtually all of the county within the 15-minutc response period. Harts of Dayton and Greene townships would not he within this radius, however. Although Petrie strongly recommended the extensive use of volunteers as ambulance drivers and attendants, there continued to be considerable skepticism on the part of those attending the meeting about how this would work. Petrie’s plan, which would envision two full-time crews working five days a week, with volunteers in the evening and weekends, would cost $102,000 the first year. Some $30,000 would be salaries for the four full-time men. The group Tuesday tenatively agreed on the plan for stationing the ambulances in Williamsburg and Marengo rather than both at the county home mainly because of better access to the vehicles by volunteers and also because the cities of Marengo and Williamsburg both have heated garages to house the ambulances, a federal requirement. Dissatisfaction Some dissatisfaction with the proposed setup was expressed by representatives of both North English and Victor because of the distance from them to the two ambulance locations. Mayor David Grypp of Victor said he private    operators    will    go    out    of thinks his community    which business,    too.    They    said    the straddles the lowa-Poweshick transfers are the income-county lino might be better producing part of the business, off to turn to the west.    land    that, only if the county ser- Reprcsentatives of North En- v‘ce tfcts all this income will a glish said their two doctors send| big drain on the taxpayers be most of their patients to the |avoided. Keokuk county hospital in Sigourney, rather than to Marengo or Iowa City. Financing of the operation apparently will be through the board of supervisors with the cities also making a    contribution. This probably    will be based on a per capita assess-!Iowa truck driver is lucky to be mcnt, much like the county and alive following a spectacular actin: cities now have for the Iowa cidcnt hcre Thursday afternoon county sanitary landfill. Wellman Trucker Injures Foot in Omaha Crash OMAHA (UPI) — An Eastern A $4 per person asscessment was suggested. This would raise $80,000 in the county (about $6,000 from Williamsburg and $6,600 from Marengo, for example), with the cities paying for their residents and the county paying for those living in rural areas, including the Amana colonies. when his truck plunged off an ! interstate Bt) overpass. Bernard Descoteau, 28, Wellman, told investigating officers I he was checking the traffic in his rear view mirror as he approached barricades surrounding bridge repair work. His semi-trailer truck furniture van, loaded with household items, hit one of the barrels, Last year, there were just then struck a hole in the pavc-over 400 ambulance calls in the Intent, careened off an air com-county, both routine and emer- pressor, rammed through a gency, or about IV2 a day. Of guard rail and plunged 30 feet these, about one-third were to the banks of the creek, emergency and two-thirds Dcscotcau said he kicked out transfers. Of the one-third cmcr- the windshield, crawled out of gency, about half of these were | the cab and waited for the res-accidents on Interstate 80. Mc- cue squad. Swiggin and Uhlmann handled He suffered a broken foot, and most of these 1-80 calls.    was to be held overnight in a If the county ambulance service is established, county officials hope that the remaining hospital hcre for observation. The truck and trailer were demolished. Plans Dropped WASHINGTON (AP) - North Western railroad officials have dropped plans to abandon rail lines from Harlan to Carroll, said Sen. Dick Clark iD-Iowa). The railroad had sought to abandon a 72-mile line to Harlan from Somers, but officials said they will retain the Harlan to Carroll section which is alxmt 40 miles for at least the next three years. 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A warehouse sale that's really a super sole!! Styles include pine, maple, walnut or white pieces of furniture. All sales are finall Plan to shop early as quantities are limited. Don't miss it! DOWNTOWN THIRD FLOOR (A SALESPERSON WILL TAKI YOU TO WARIHOUSi) SHOP EARLY! Famous name slacks at a special savings now! SATURDAY HOURS. CEDAR RAPIDS: KILLIAN S DOWNTOWN 9:30*AM TO 5:00 RM . . LINDALE 10:00 AM TO 5:30 RM MALL SHOPPING CENTER, IOWA CITY: 9:30 AM TO 5:30 PM ;