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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri.. Oft. 18. 1974 Regents Hold on Aid By Gf rdtn Jacksn CEDAR FALLS (UPI) -Despite requests for more money, the state board of regents Thursday voted to stand fast on its student aid requests for the 1975-77 biennium. The three state universities had asked the board for an additional $1.1 million in student aid funds for the biennium because of higher tuition, room and board and other increased costs at the schools. The University of Iowa sought an additional $584,202 in student aid from the Iowa legislature, the University of Northern Iowa wanted an additional $441,330 and Iowa State university asked for an extra $121,202 However, the board decided to stick with its original request of slightly more than $3 million, which was approved in September Original Amount Regent .John Baldridge. Chariton, said the board generally felt it should try to persuade the legislation to appropriate the original amount and not ask for more Also, he said, the board felt its action in September was final and not subject to rev ision "It is the board’s feeling ‘the bus is gone’ on the student aid requests," Baldridge said "We d better try to get the money we have already asked for." The board did approve a study of the student aid situation by a special inter-institutional task force. The task force report will be submitted to the board next April, coinciding with a similar report by the Iowa Higher Education Facilities commission and several national organizations on student aid Other Funds State funds constitute only-one major portion of student Juvenile Admits To Bomb Threat INDEPENDENCE—A    18- year old Independence youth and student at Jefferson high school admitted this week to having placed the telephone call of a false bonb threat to the school last month. Independence police said they had a signed statement from a student. He was released to the custody of his parents and will be turned over to juvenile authorities About 50 students were questioned about the incident. Officials do not know if the youth was responsible for making a similar call to the East Buchanan school at Winthrop which was made about ten days after the first call aid. with additional money coming from various federal agencies, private donations and scholarships Student enrollments increased significantly at the University of Iowa and Iowa State university, but dropped at the University of Northern Iowa this fall, regents were told In its annual enrollment report. the board’s central office said a net enrollment gain of 1.263 students was recorded at the three schools, including an increase of 743 at the U. of I., a 847 jump at ISF but a decrease of 127 at UNI. Total enrollments this fall were 21.271 at the U. of I., 19 -914 at ISI and 8.731 at UNI. the regents staff said A housing crunch at ISI and the U of I this fall were attributed partly to the enrollment increases, and tem- Whitney: Use State Funds In Campaigns DES MOINES (AP)- The Iowa Democratic party chairman has proposed using state money to match private donations to political candidates and party central committees. Tom Whitney also recommended laws to limit private contributions to candidates for state office and to allow mailing state-financed issue brochures to voters An automatic voter registration tied to income tax payments or drivers licence renewals as a means of improving election turnouts was also proposed by Whitney. The proposals were made to a legislative committee studying a 1973 law that requires Iowa candidates and political groups to report campaign contributions and spending in public. "The state can and should assist candidates in covering legitimate campaign expenses" while preventing large contributors from buying special relationships with election officials, said Whitney-Republican State Chairman John McDonald advocated reasonable limitations on out-of-state political contributions, mentioning $109 and $500 He suggested control of and accountability for campaign funds by parties rather than by committees operating separately from the parties Under Whitney's plan, a candidate would have to raise a certain amount before qualifying for state matching money. The proposal calls for a $2(91 limit on individual contributions to any one candidate and a $5491 limit on total political giving by an individual during one campaign porary teacher shortages also resulted at the two larger universities Teacher Program The largest increase at the University of Iowa was 371 students in the graduate school, with an additional 153 enrolled in liberal arts, the regents were told The U. of I. teacher program, however, lost 205 students At ISI', the college of agriculture gained 138 undergraduate and 39 graduate students. with engineering gaining 177 students, the staff said. Veterinary medicine gained 30 students There was a 208-student drop in the teacher program at UNI. the board was told. with the humanities and fine arts division dropping 88 students. The undeclared major program at the C edar Falls school, however, gained 238 students. R Wayne Richey, the regents' executive secretary, noted that the percentage of women students increased at both the U of I. and ISF this fall. The percentage of female students at Iowa increased from 40 I to 42 this fall, while the ISI’ percentage went from 36.2 to 37 9. Richey said In addition, he said out-of-state student enrollment increased slightly at ISI and UNI but was dropped slightly at the U. of I. Faced with a shrinking number of eye examiners in Iowa. the regents Thursday took a first step which eventually could lead to establishment of a regional optometry school in Iowa. The board endorsed a legislative proposal to purchase 20 optometry openings a year for two years at out-of-state optometry schools for Iowans interested in studying eye care. Iowa currently has no school of optometry . Richey said the so-called ‘‘optometry seats’’ at tho-out-of-state schools would cost $4.-(981 each, meaning a total cost of $180.(991 Under the proposal the state would contract with some of the 14 optometry schools across the country for training Iowans. Cornell Structure This is an architect s version of the $2 million biology and chemistry science center planned at Cornell college, ML Vernon. Ground is expected to be broken this academic year. The building is first priority for the Cornell Advance campaign to be launched in the spring. (See story on page I). $1.5 Million Contract To Decorah Firm AMES — Fred Carlson Co.. Inc., Decorah. Wednesday was awarded a $1.5 million contract by the Iowa highway commission to pave 8 1 miles of U.S. highway 52 in Clayton county. The project, to In* finished by November of next year, runs from the Dubuque county line mirth to Guttenberg Funeral Services Held For Elizabeth Storla POSTVILLE—Funeral services for Elizabeth Storla. 83. were held Saturday at St Paul Lutheran church here She died Oct. IO in a Lacrosse. Wis., hospital. Born in Allamakee county May 2, 1911, she was married to Clarence M. Storla Nov. 12. 1941 She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church and the Eastern Star Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son. Richard. West Columbia. SC.; a daughter, Mrs. Steven Blum. Davenport; three grandchildren. and a brother. Charles Sullivan. Milwaukee Continued Energy Conservation Practices Urged By Gov. Ray By Pamela lluey DES MOINES (UPI) -Noting the energy crisis is far from over. Gov. Robert I). Ray Thursday called on Iowans to continue their energy conservation practices started last winter. In an address to a special task force of the Energy Policy Council (EPC), Ray said Iowa has taken a lead in combating energy problems, but added the state must continue in that leadership position Ray told the special task force, which was created to make recommendations on energy conservation methods, that it is important "to make Iowa as effective a leader in energy conservation as it has been in these other energy fields." Awareness Group The special "awareness" committee, which met for the first time Thursday, is composed of educators, public information representativ es ISEA Honors East Iowan DES MOINES (AP)- An 85-year-old farmer from Norway. who has been an active community and sehiMil supporter for 80 years, has received the 1974 Iowa State Education Assn Friend of Education award He is Otis Tuttle, who was nominated for the ISEA honor by the Norway Professional Education Assn The award is the highest honor given to a non-educator by the ISEA Tuttle began his service education by becoming the youngest person ever elected to the Norway board of education in 1925 at the age of 28 He served tm the board for 12*2 years and later was electee! It) serve tm the county school board for 12 years As a school board member. Tuttle fought to maintain ed- i and fund* depression motional program mg during the when many others wanted to reduce school spending. He helped more than a dozen youths attend college by prov iding interest-free loans anti talked many potential drop-outs into staying in school. tit More Catholic School Closings Hinted in Dubuque Archdiocese JESUP — The Archdiocese of Dubuque board of education was warned recently of the possibility of more school closings in urban areas. * At a recent board meeting in Jesup, the Rev. Russell Bleich, assistant superintendent of the archdiocesan school system, said, "We are on the leading edge of our 1976-79 planning, and unless birth and baptismal rates change, it is possible we may need to seriously consider more elementary consolidations in urban areas " The Rev James Sullivan, metropolitan coordinator of the (edar Rapids Catholic school system, said he could not guess what effects that might have in Cedar Rapids Mtllulcl.loiHj, I lice tS. Sullivan Ileal lins Do someone a favor. Recommend Bill Altenhofen The Quiet Realtors that Everybody Is TAIking About for that 'per norm I touch." He addl'd that Catholic schools are experiencing the same general enrollment decline which is affecting public schools The archdiocese has 25.(99) children in 88 schools in northeast Iowa In other business. Father Bleich also reported a survey is being conducted among public school districts in the archdiocese to determine how many are using each of the three options in complying with the state law to provide bus transportation for parochial students The report will include information on how many districts are choosing to reimburse parents rather than actually transport the students Iowa law allows the school districts to reimburse parents for transportation, to transport the child using district-ownni buses, or to contract with a third-party for the transportal AP Wirephoto Otis Tuttle, right, accepts his 1974 Friend of Education award from Walter Galvin, president of the ISEA. ■lift STOCK UP NOW For Spring and SAVE At Peck’s Garden Center Oc*. 18, 19, 20 Fri., Sat., Sun. BEAT THE 1975 PRICE INCREASES! SAVE ON LAWN SEED & FERTILIZER, WEED KILLERS, INSECTICIDES, FUNGICIDES AND MANY, MANY, MORE ITEMS. SOOS CENTER PT. RD. NE FREE GOBLET with $50 deposit! Your rhoice of three elegant style* - KRKK w lift a qualifying deposit in a First National Savings Account or (Vrtifkate of Deposit. Additional goblet- available at Ixautifully reduced prices*. Staid your collection today! (Limit, one free gift per family.» First National Bank of Marion and members of the private sector. Ray told the group it must educate Iowans so they realize they must continue such energy saving methods as driving slower, turning down thermostats and looking for ways to eliminate energy waste Majer Influence The governor also said by practicing conservation methods Iowans would help in the fight against spiraling inflation "How we deal with energy scarcity will determine in large measure whether we really are successful in combating inflation." Ray said. "The cost of energy is one of the major influences in (Air economy. By a supply and demand economy, the price of energy — a most essential commodity — will continue to spiral, unless we cut demand and stop senseless waste." he added. Could Recover Over $ I Million DFS MOINES (AP)— Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Turner says the state could recover as much as $1.5 million if antitrust violations are proved in a suit filed against the National Broiler Marketing Assn. of Atlanta. The Georgia firm and 37 poultry processing firms were charged with price fixing in an anti trust suit filed in Atlanta Thursday by the Iowa attorney general’s office. Iowa joined several other states in bringing suit. Turner said the state is contending the marketing association was formed in 1970 to set the price of chicken purchased by the state and its consumers. The actions of the association by late 1972 had raised the price of chicken by three cents a pound and had increased the annual income to the processing companies by $88 million. said Turner. He estimated that various state institutions — universities. hospitals and schools — purchase 20.(991 pounds of chicken every six weeks. Criswell Gets 55-Year Sentence INDEPENDENCE (AP) —An Independence man was sentenced Thursday to 55 years in prison for his part in the July 4 holdup of Dave’s tavern here Judge Peter Van Metre sentenced Criswell to 30 years for assault with intent to commit murder and 25 years for robbery with aggravation. Ile specified the sentences, the maximum allowed under Iowa law. are to run consecutively. The charges were filed after two men entered the tavern with guns July 4 and ordered everybody to lie on the floor Authorities said Criswell fired two shots in the air and another at a booth which a patron had just vacated. The men forced a girl to accompany them as they fled Law enforcement officers used dogs and a helicopter to track down the men in a field after Criswell allegedly had wounded a farm woman slightly in the wrist Criswell was convicted by a Buchanan county district court jury Aug 29. l,arry Wenger, arnsted in the same incident, has pled guilty and is to be sentenced next Thursday EDIC Handsome All-Weather Coat Styling by Rainfair (or tall and big men! Here s the coat that will take you thru all seasons comfortably. The ou-tershell is a 65/35 blend of polyester and combed cotton — the zip-out liner is made of warm 100% Orlon acrylic. Smart plaid in regular sizes 48 to 54, long sizes 48 to 52. $90. ARMSTRONG TALL & BK; MEN S SHOP-THIRD FLOOR quality Is rrunamy > ;