Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Linn-Mar Bids Over Estimate of $104,000
By Pat Peterson
Members of the Linn-Mar school board were disappointed Thursday when bids for the Education Services center were opened.
T h c board planned on spending about $101,000 for the building, but tho baes bidns came in at $171,122, well over the estimate.
The cost of the building, from the bid prices, is about $29 per square foot, including the alternate basement.
The district’s architect said he planned to talk to the apparent low bidders in the general, mechanical and electrical contracts to see if there is any way to cut costs.
In addition to hearing the news of the Educational Services center bids, the board heard a report of Haaland and Parish, consulting engineers, that tile replacement bridge over Indian creek will cost between $18,000 and $25,000.
The board secretary was directed to advertise bids for the bridge, with the opening of the bids set for June 27.
Following an executive session of 30 minutes, the board passed a motion giving the Linn-Mar certified staff a total pay package of $178,849, including all fringe benefits, with a base salary of $7,600 on a revised index with new cutoffs.
The board also voted the classified personnel fringe benefits of term life insurance, long-term disability and physicals for the 1974-75 year.
I n other business, the board:
Approved three new paragraphs in the superintendent’s contract providing for a physical, tax deferred anuity program and extending vacation to be taken within an 18-month period it is earned.
Approved first reading of a policy giving classified personnel immediate family sick leave.
Approved continuing the district’s membership in the Iowa Center for Research and Information at the University of Iowa for annual dues of $225.
Heard a report on the May 21 meeting on establishing an agri-business program at Linn-Mar.
Accepted resignations from Paul Carney, high school; Karen Adair, Bowman Woods; Shirley Bush, physical educa
tion, and Betty Zuzuki, Wilkins.
Approved maternity leave for Rose Mary Kaiser.
Approved the appointments of Cynthia Pcchman, Bowman Woods, and Rita Gunzalus, junior high.
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Robert Gilchrist Is Re-elected To ISEA Post
Robert J. Gilchrist, a member of the Linn-Mar Education Assn., has been re-elected treasurer of the Iowa State Education Assn.
Gilchrist, a junior high school mathematics instructor, represents the East Central Uniserv unit on the ISEA executive board.
He also has been awarded a grant from the Iowa department of public instruction under ISEA Title III program. Gilchrist’s project of developing video tapes for a continuous progress math program was one of 38 chosen from 378 applications. The project will be completed during the 1974-75 school year.
Gilchrist resides at 2660 Seventeenth avenue.
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Legion Pool To Open Swim Season Sunday
Legion Memorial swimming pool, complete with a new bulkhead and a paint job, opens for the 1974 swim season Sunday at ll a.m., Orville Rust, pool manager said Friday.
Sw'im class registration continues by mail through Tuesday, Rust said. Personal registration for swim classes will be held at the pool next Thursday and Friday.
Registration for competitive swimming, offered for the first time at the pool this summer, may be made in person on Thursday and Friday.
Pool employes have completed a massivs cleanup job caused by the May 16 flood. The pool and parking arca were inundated.
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Blaze Erupts as Gasoline Pump Struck by Car
Marion firemen were called to the Clark service station, 371 Seventh avenue, late Thursday after a car went out of control, jumped the curb and struck a gasoline pump.
The pump caught fire after the accident. Damage was confined to the pump and the car front end. Driver was Scott Moulds, 1055 Eighth avenue. He
was not hurt in the mishap. No charges were filed.
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Iii Hospital Ruth Hoglund, 320 Fifteenth street, is a medical patient at St. Luke’s hospital. Visitors are permitted.
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YMCA - Saturday’s activity schedule at the Marion YMCA is: Non aquatic youth gym 9 a.m.; pool —• youth swim 9 a.rn., lifesaving class IO.
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House Sales — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hettinger of Vinton have sold their house at 2330-40 Fourth avenue to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Haltmeyer of rural Lisbon. Possession was given May 28. Sale was by John Zachar, jr., and Co., Inc., Realtors. The same firm sold the house
owned by Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Evans in Shellsburg, to Mr. and Mrs. David Pladsen, 2950 First street. Posssssion was given Thursday.
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Hospitalized — Mrs. Carl Hansford, 1045 Fourth avenue, is a surgical patient at Mercy hospital. Visitors are permitted.
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I would like to sincerely thank all those who helped and sent I lowers, cards and visits while j I was hospitalized. Mrs. Ed. Hansford.—Adv.
Ike’s Son Says Watergate Has Shaken Family
SI Tho Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri„ May 31, 1074
WEST POINT, N. Y. (AP) - . .. .
Retired Col. John Eisenhower, Cfll/S tor
son of the late president, said Health Care Plan
Thursday the Eisenhower family was “shaken” at the Watergate affair but was confident President Nixon would come out of it all right.
Former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower said she has riot read the tape transcripts but added, “I’m a Nixon person and have been for years, which everybody knows, including the President.”
Mother and son were at the U. S. Military academy for the official opening of Eisenhower hall, a $22.3-million recreation facility named for the late president.
Eisenhower, a West Point graduate, told newsmen that the entire family was “shaken by the turn of events in the Nixon administration as a result of the Watergate controversy.
NEWTON Iowa Congressman John Culver, Democratic candidate for the U. S. senate, called Friday tor a national health plan which guarantees the availability of comprehensive, quality health care to every American regardless of ability to pay.
Culver said millions of Americans arc not receiving an acceptable standard of health care because of geographic and financial barriers.
“This year Americans will spend almost $100 billion on health care, but health services are delivered in a haphazard way,” be said in a speech to the Iowa Hospital Personal Directors Assn. at a noon luncheon here.
Culver said he agreed with President Nixon’s recent state-
Publisher Dean Is Dead at 101
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -! Edward King Gaylord, who bought his first newspaper as a teenage college student before the turn of the century and parlayed it into a communications conglomerate, is dead at 101.
Gaylord, dean of the nation’s newspaper publishers, died late Thursday after putting in his! usual day at the office.
At his death, he was president of the Oklahoma Publishing Co. and editor and publisher of the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times. His holdings included television and radio stations in seven cities.
A family spokesman said death appeared to be from a heart attack.
Gaylord had been working regularly in recent weeks after recovering from a back ailment that required hospitalization.
health insurance is an idea whose time has come in America,” but he feels the administration’s health insurance plan, now before congress, is not comprehensive enough.
But he added, “Mother and|ment that “comprehensive everyone else in the family is confident that the President will make it all right.”
He said that even with Nixon’s current problems, he is “a most thoughtful fellow. He calls my mother on occasions to sec how she’s feeling and invite her to Camp David.”
The 77-year-old Mrs. Eisenhower, wearing a pink hat and suit with an American flag pin, confirmed that she has spoken to Nixon in recent weeks but said they did not discuss Watergate.
Gannon Cites Neglect
Of Rail Service
WATERLOG - William Gannon, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, said Friday that rail passenger t ransportal ion has been “grossly neglected” by the six-year-old administration of Gov. Robert Ray.
In an appearance at Waterloo, (Gannon pledged to support the restoration of passenger train service to many regions of the state when elected governor.
I “The governor has given lip .service to better public transportation for Iowans,” said Gannon, “but he has done little to I make better passenger train .service a reality.”
Gannon noted funds to establish new passenger rail service were deleted this month from the energy policy council bill by a jhouse-senate conference j committee.
“Had the governor given rail passenger service half the support he gave his proposal for an experimental coal mine,” Gannon said, “the passenger train funds would not have been eliminated.” s
U.S.-Market Import Pact
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Nixon announced Friday that the U. S. and the European Common Market have agreed on a formula for reducing import duties on approximately $750 million to $1 billion in American goods exported to Europe.
The formula, hammered out in months of negotiations bj Ambassador William I). Etheric and Common Market represcnta- j tives, involves duty reductions! on tobacco, oranges and grape-1 I fruit, kraft paper, pictographic 'film, plywood and certain types of machinery.
“The resolution of this imper-; font issue represents a major step toward improved Atlantic relationships,” Nixon said.
“It is the hope of the United States that the spirit which pre-; vailed during these negotiations! will continue in the months and years ahead as we seek to re solve other important and sensitive issues.”
Michigan Man Denies Murders
MANKATO, Minn, (UPI) -Bond was set at $150,000 'Thursday for a Ferndale, Mich., man after he pled innocent to two murder counts stemming from the shooting death of a Mankato State college student.
Edward Clark, 33, entered the plea before Blue Earth county District Judge Milton Mason.
Ho earlier was indicted for first and second degree murder, with both counts arising from the death of Michael Jimenez, 24, of Mankato and formerly of LeMars.
Judge Mason did not set a trial date for Clark.
Jimenez’ wife, Barbara, 22, also was found dead in April, and the Le Seuer county grand jury in Le Center is probing her death.
IO YEARS AGO — President Johnson called for an end to obstruction and paralysis through national unity of purpose which would free America’s energies for the work of the future.
Heads Coast Guard
WASHINGTON (AP) - Admiral Owen Siler became the 15th commandant of the U. S. coast guard Friday in ceremonies held aboard a coast guard training ship.
Says Allocation Of Gas To Go On
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Energy Administrator John Sawhill said Thursday that fed-! eral gasoline allocation programs will continue at least through this summer, although allocation of residual fuel oil might be suspended.
Sawhill responded in a meeting with reporters to questions about President Nixon’s state-J ment last Saturday that he had asked Sawhill to prepare a plan; for phasing out the allocation program. Legal authority for; the government to allocate pc-, troleum expires next Fob. 28.
Sawhill said the President! was not ordering an early end to allocation but only requesting orderly preparations. He said the Federal Energy Office already had begun such planning before Nixon’s announcement.
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