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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1971, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather v a r i Able cloudiness and turning colder. Chance of Snow flurries. Low tonight about 20. High sunday 25-30. To cents volume 89 number 315 Cedar rapids Iowa saturday november 20, 1971 associated press up new York time Nixon labor session signals Battle in 72 by Roland Krekeler discussion of the Linn county conservation boards financial plight has led to the conclusion that it May be necessary to close Down the county Park sys-1 tem All of next year. The discussion Friday afternoon which also brought state auditor Lloyd Smith into the picture indicated a very Strong possibility that the conservation Board would at least not be Able to operate for the first four \ months of 1972. The county Park system has played Host to one million visitors this year. The boards financial troubles were brought to Light in a Gazette Story wednesday which told of the Layoff of a number of Park maintenance men and equipment operators and some clerical help and the possibility of further cutbacks. Thursday it was revealed that the county auditor had stopped making any payments out of the conservation Board fund because there was no Money in the fund. An assistant county attorney advised that state Law declares that Only Money in the hands of the treasurer can be expended for that department. The conservation Board is the Only one limited in that Way by state Law the attorney said. To ask auditor in a meeting Friday afternoon the assistant county attorney i said that he plans to ask the j state auditor whether that pro-1 vision of Law would keep the Board from operating for the first four months of next year. The assistant said that the Law providing for conservation boards requires the conservation Board to pay interest on Bond indebtedness before making payments for any other purpose. He said that his interpretation of this would be that the Board would not be Able to pay salaries or other expenses until enough tax Money has been collected next year to pay the interest probably by sometime in april. George Hamilton executive director of the conservation department told the Gazette that if this is True a there is a pos a Sivility that the Parks May be closed for the rest of the year s training he said the reason for this is that a competent staff could not be gathered in time for next year because it takes a year to train a competent Park officer. Board members have said that if they Are not Able to borrow Money or find some other source of Money they will have to Lay off More staff to avoid being $5,000 in the red at the end of this year. At the meeting Friday afternoon at which Hamilton two of a the county supervisors and the assistant county attorney were present it was brought out that the Board had additional debts i that it had not calculated in its figuring. The Board had not considered a court judgment for a recent condemnation Case amounting to $7,000, plus $4,500 for the attorney who represented the former owner of the land. Attorneys Chi it is also expected that the boards attorney May submit a Bill for $2,000 for that Case before the end of the year. Concerning the possibility of other sources of Money to keep the Board out of the red at the end of the year the assistant county attorney said the super a visors could not pay the Board continued Page 2, col. 2. In a a Sot a South vietnamese Soldier narrowly misses Landing on a dog in jumping off a truck at tay Ninh where Saigon troops Are massing for an expected push into Cambodia. He took office in january 1959, there were nine full . Combat i divisions and separate brigades the equivalent of two More divisions operating in South Vietnam. The . Command said 1,585 troops of the 101st were pulled out of combat in saturdays initial phase and stood Down in preparation to phase out of the Northern Battle zone below the demilitarized zone. But some of the men wont be going Home. Only those who have completed the major portion of their 12-month tour of duty or Are being discharged Early will return to the . Others will be transferred to . Units still Active in South Vietnam. Stirred controversy the 10-Day Battle for hamburger Hill on the Western Edge of the a Shau Valley in May 1969, Cost the 101st heavy casualties and stirred a controversy in Congress. Because of the Public juror it was the last major sustained i Battle that americans fought in Vietnam. A month later Nixon an Saigon a the . 101st airborne division the captor of bloody hamburger Hill began phasing out of combat saturday six weeks ahead of schedule As part of an accelerated troop pullout to Send thousands of Cis Home for Christmas. The 101st is the last remaining . Combat division the Vietnam and its withdrawal Marks a Milestone for president Nixon a Vietnam nation program. When Back retroactive raise in Case of Quot severe inequity Quot Washington map the pay Board decided Friday that retroactive pay increases will be permitted in cases where the wage Price freeze caused a severe inequity by preventing otherwise fair wage hikes. The vote was 9-5, with chairman George Boldt abstaining. The Board said it would allow retroactive pay in cases of workers making less than $2 an hour who were denied increases during the freeze. Some fringe benefits such As insurance payments that would have gone up if there had been no freeze. A tandem relationships involving informal pay practices that permit workers to get raises if a pattern setting hike is won by other workers in the same Industry. Teachers were not specifically excluded in the decision but sources said the Issue of Back pay for teachers will be dealt with again next sheriff blasts audit Iii 11inaccuracies by Ford Clark Iowa City Johnson county sheriff Maynard Schneider said today that a a there a a Good Many things i done to understand about this audit at his comment came in response to remarks made by state auditor Lloyd Smith thursday As he delivered the Long awaited Johnson county audit for 1970. Smith in the audit asked the i county Board of supervisors to give attention to sheriffs expenditures for 1970, looking for i observation o f management oversight 2 verification of competent stewardship 3 evidence of social accountability. Smith said he posed the questions because expenses in the sheriffs department increased continued Page 2, col. 6. By ambulance Garland Texas apr Al boy to was struck and killed by an ambulance carrying the victim of another Auto pedestrian Accident. Police said the ambulance had picked up a 6-year-old girl struck by a car at an intersection Friday night and was Enro Ute to a Hospital when it struck Barry Johnson. The girl in the first Accident was not seriously s Index Church Page. Comics. Crossword. Daily record. Deaths. Editorial features financial. Marion. Movies. Sports. La television. Want ads. 14 today s chuckle two kinds of families Are Likely to have a House full of antique furniture the kind with Money and the kind with children. Copy she seeks third term Austin Texas a governor Preston Smith announced Friday that he will seek a third term

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