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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Solar Energy Considered For State Facilities By Harris*!! Weber DES MOINES (IDPA) -The state of Iowa may soon be experimenting with solar oner©. In analyzing the state's present and future needs for heating the buildings of the state capitol complex, the capitol planning commission has explored the possibility of using solar energy. State Rep. Glenn F. Brock-ett (R-Marshalltown), chairman of the commission, said the commission has ruled out the possibility of relying only upon solar energy because of the tremendous expense involved. Receptiaa But in a discussion last week with the legislative council on the need for a new central power plant, Crockett suggested the possibility of a small experimental program using solar energy. The council was receptive to both ideas: A new power plant and a pilot program using solar oner© . First, the council adopted a resolution by a unanimous vote encouraging the capitol planning commission to proceed with plans for a new central power plant south of the capital at an estimated cost of $1,932,(100 “at today’s prices ” Such a plant, Brocket! said, would take care of the state’s heating needs for the next 20 years including the proposed new agriculture and state office buildings for which the legislature has already appropriated funds The commission's proposal calls for using oil with natural gas as a back-up fuel. This is a switch from the present system which relies upon nat ural gas as the prime source of ener© The reason for the switch to oil is because the state has been informed its supply of natural gas will be curtailed in the immediate years ahead. So as part of the package approved by the council the state would build a 300.000-gallon storage tank for oil. Rep. Brockett presented the council with copies of a report on solar ener© orepared by a Colorado consulting Lrm which said a hill south of the capitol should be an ideal site for a solar collector bank which would require approximately 400,000 square feet. Instead. Brockett recommended a demonstration-size solar ener© plant using around 50.OOO square feet to supplement the regular heating system Although no vote was taken on the solar ener© project. Independence Board Votes Purchase of Four Buses INDEPENDENCE - The Independence Community school board Monday night authorized the purchase of four 66-passenger school buses costing $55,593 Low bidder on the bus chasses was Tim Cnderdahl Chevrolet, Independence, at $29,028. A low bid of $26,565 for the bus bodies was submitted by Ward Bus Body Sales. Ames In view of upcoming teach-er-board negotiations on contracts for next year, preliminary 1975-76 budgetary figures were reviewed at the meeting. Based on a formula using a total enrollment of 2.-388 students and state allow able per-pupil costs of ll,* 141, the controlled 1975-76 general fund budget expenditures are expected to total $2,724.-708 However, $146,622 of this amount would be transferred to the Area Seven Education Agency to provide necessary programs and services for the district’s special education students In addition. $2,578,086 would be* budgeted for use by the local district, reflecting a $195,-238 — eight percent — increase over this year’s controlled general fund budget The 1975-76 budget must be certified by Feb 15 The board voted to transfer educational monies raised bv Rudolph Notbohm Services Set CENTER POINT—Rudolph F. Notbohm, 90, a retired farmer and resident of Walker for the last four years, died Monday. He was born Jan 20, 1884 near Lafayette. On April 6, 1935 he was married to the former Eloise Sailer at Monticello. He was a member of the United Methodist church.. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter. Kath-line, of Peru, III.: a son, Lester, of Ceiba. Puerto Rico; two sisters. Mrs, Amanda Schmickly, Alburnett; and Mrs. Myrtle Stephenson. Marion; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 at the Murdoch chapel in Marion conducted by the Rev. Roland Towell and the Rev M C. Melcher. Burial: Cedar Memorial park Vis- Forest Fires Forest fires started by lava flows have burned 7,200 acres in Hawaii since mid-1969. itation at Murdoch's in Walker from 6 p m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday and after 4 at Murdoch’s in Marion. Memorial fund established the local district for special education programs and other services to the Area Seven Education Agency. This, in turn, will provide eligible students in the Independence district all necessary’ programs and services in that field. Gene Ox ley reported on the status of the Title I program in the school and recommended that the district repeat a three-week summer school session this year, but ^ave participating students attend half-days instead of full days. Oxley also said he believes the session should lie limited to students in grades one through eight. Out of 25 high school students who started the session, he said, only ten completed the course's. Resignations were accepted from Ruth Duritsa. senior high home economics; Tom Sheets, driver education, and Vyrna Cashner. South elementary teacher aide —OO SQUEAKS AND RATTLES BOTHER YOU? Moi 363-8563 Relish the thought... of this snappy kraut mixture atop ham. salami and Swiss on rye. or served as a crunchy salad side dish. (Makes I qt.) I lb. ran undrakied Frank's Quality Kraut: 1/2 c. r. vinegar and diced onion: I c. ea. diced celery and green pepper: 1/4 c. chained chopped pimento. Heat sugar in vinegar ’til dissolved. Add remaining ingredients. Chill. FRANK’S. For super lurautwiches. In cane or fare. Kraut juice, too. for which federal funds are available, nevertheless the legislators present indicated their support in having the state show its leadership in the ener© crisis through the utilization of solar ener©. Since no funds have been appropriated for a new power plant, the whole question will come before the next session of the Iowa legislature but the action of the legislative council should be indicative as to the mood of the lawmakers. 4 4 4 The population at the men’s reformatory at Anamosa has increased significantly in recent months from an all-time low of 389 in September of 1972 to its present level of 617 inmates. Nolan Ellandson. director of the state bureau of adult corrections, is concerned and says his department is trying to get the population down. “We don’t want a large institution. A small one is more effective in terms of dealing with people. We’d like to get it down to 300 inmates.’’ Ellandson said. Ne Slagle Reason The state official said he hopes this can be accomplished “by more probations, more community corrections, more paroles and work releases.’’ There is no single reason Ellandson said, for the in crease in Anamosa’s popula tion. Ifs a number of things he said. When asked to enu merate these factors. Elland son cited greater efficiency of law enforcement, more young people being involved in crimes, fewer paroles and longer stays at Anamosa Ellandson said, the average stay at Anamosa is now 18.5 months compared with 17 months in 1972. In 1963 the Fort Madison penitentiary had a population of 1,410 while Anamosa had a nose count of 1,109 Fort Madison's population is down to 555 “We’d like to see it at 500 and I think we’ll make it,” Ellandson said Soft Tones" by DAMON Silcron polyester and cotton DAMON DRESS SHIRTS This is the unusual . . . always in ©Mid taste. solid color shirt by Damon. 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Tama Man Is Arrested on Kidnaping Charge TOLEDO—Barnard    Leon Marvin, jr.. 28, Tama, has been ordered to appear in court for arraignment on charges of kidnaping, breaking and entering, and assault and battery by District Court Judge (Tinton Shaeffer. Marvin is accused of breaking into an apartment and striking Carol Welch. Toledo, dragging her from the apar- ment. taking her out of town in his car and threatening her. Earlier this month Marvin appeared before Magistate John Felts and posted $3(81 bond for release from custody. FINAL DAYS OF FALL SAVINGS! SAVE NOW ON QUALITY MAJOR APPLIANCES! * Refrigerators * Ranges * Dishwashers * Washers and Dryers and Saason-end-pricad Air Conditioners NOW through THURSDAY General Electric Frigtdaire Appliances! Shop Monday and Thursday nights ’til 9 and all day Saturday 106 Second Avo. SW    Phono    363-0283 Wast End of tho Socond Avenue Bridge DES MOINES (AP)- Marble Rock. Rockford, Rock Valley. Eldora. Clarinda and Sioux City were named first-place winners Monday at the 1974 Iowa Community Betterment banquet. Gov. Robert Ray presented awards to the top three communities in six population categories. A number of Eastern Iowa communities also received honors during the event. Ray also presented the Governor’s Leadership awards to individuals or organizations from the 55 participating towns. They nom inated the person or group which contributed the most to the completion of their betterment programs. Winning communities were chosen on the basis of community improvement projects that were developed during the year. The judging criteria stressed accomplishment, citizen awareness and participation and the relevance of the projects to the community’s needs. Prize Money Projects were recorded, documented and submitted for judging by out-of-state judges Prize money of $5(8), $3(8) and $200 was given to the first-, second-and third-place winners in each category. Awards also were presented to communities in each category (except over 10,000) that submitted the outstanding individual project. The winners were Ledyard, Thompson, Bellevue, Sioux Center and ^dependence. Another set of awards went to Lime Springs, Colo, Jesap, Orange City. Clarinda and Dubuque for effectively involving young people in the community betterment process. Here are the winners of the community betterment and leadership awards presen ted Monday by Gov. Robert Ray Community Betterment Awards Under 590 population:    Marble Hock. Grafton, Rowan. SIM,SM: Rockford, Colo. Primghar t,5$l—3,$$$: Rock Valley, Northwood, Ida Grove and Postville (tie). 3.991-5,999: Eldora, Orange City. Sioux Center 5.991-16,009:    Clarinda. Independence, LeMars. Over 19,999: Sioux City, Keokuk. Dubuque Governor’s Leadership Awards Mrs. Jo Ashmore, Armstrong; Atlantic Jaycees, Atlantic; Jody E. Smith, Ayrshire; Barnum Community Volunteer fire department. Barnum; Bellevue Community Betterment Committee, Bellevue; Belmond Community Betterment Committee, Belmond; Community Club, Blencoe; Reserve Policemen. Carter Lake; Mayer Eileen Neenan, Center Point; Mrs. Milo J. Grei-mann. Chapin; Donna Carter. Clarinda; Mrs. Lois Dickinson, Colo. Corwith Community Club, Corwith; Hdq. Co.. 1st Bn., 168 Inf., Iowa National Guard. Council Bluffs; Crescent Comm Betterment Committee, Crescent; Mrs. Howard Thompson and Mrs. Hazel Cartwright, Davis City; Dubuque Ambassadors, Dubuque; Harold Dettbarn, Eldora:    Farragut Community Betterment Committee. Farragut; Dr. SA’. David. Garnavillo: Grafton Community Action Organization. Grafton; Earl Ferris. Hampton. Hospers Community Betterment Committee, Hospers; Mrs. Jo Pullen, Ida Grove; Leu Harpel. Independence; Jesup Lien’s (Tub, Jesup; Ronald Miller. Joice; Bill Coleman, Kellerton; Keokuk Comm. Betterment Committee, Keokuk; Lakota Community Betterment Committee. Lakota; the Rev. Victor Vriesen, Ledyard; Lyle Mackey, LeMars; Lime Springs Community Betterment Committee, Lime Springs. Marble Rock Area Betterment Council. Marble Rock; Diana Halfhill, Mingo; Monticello Garden Clib, Monticello: MI. Pleasant Cemmnnlty Betterment Committee. Mi. Pleasant; Norma Thompto, Northwood; Unity Circle, Ocheyedan; Dwight Meyer, Odebolt; Orange City Jaycees. Orange City; Greater Plainfield Community (Tub, Plainfield; Postville Commercial auh, Postville; Primghar Betterment Council, Primghar. “AITION" Council, Rockford; Kiwanis and Jaycees, Rock Valley; Rowan Lion's (Tub, Rowan; St. Ansgar Lion’s (Tub, St. Ansgar; Karen Throne and Sandra Escher-ich, Scarsville; Duane Bennet. Seymour; Elmer H. Vermeer, Sioux Center; Chamber of Commerce Environmental Task Force. Sioux City; Templeton Community Betterment, Templeton; Mrs. C.A. Block. Thompson; Mary Ann Gross, Urbandale. 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Pct. 15, 1974 Iowa Communities Cited ;

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