Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4A The Cedar Rapids Casette Wed.. Ort. 31. 1974
Start of a Cloverleaf
Nearly all grading is completed and work is proceeding on schedule for the construction of 1-380 in south Cedar Rapids. Photo shows what will be the intersection of the interstate with highway 30. Highway 218 parallels the interstate grading on the west, and in the center of the photo is Prairie creek. Bridges are scheduled to be built this winter, with some paving next year. The state highway commission plans to have traffic on the interstate between highway 30 and downtown sometime next year, but the whole project isnt scheduled for completion until 1976.
Regional Library Nominees ’ Names on Tuesday Ballot
A run* list of candidates appearing on the ballot for the first time next Tuesday will be the nominees for seven seats on the board of trustees of the 10-county Hast Central Regional Library system The original trustees were appointed by Gov Robert Ray last year after the general assembly established the regional library system. The East Central is one of seven regions in the state. The initial trustees were named to serve until the general election
Mrs Nelle Neafie. administrator for the KC RL. said Wednesday that incumbents are running unopposed in three districts but that no incumbents are running in the Linn-Jones county district Seven candidates will vie for the three* seats to be filled by the voters of Linn and Jones counties. The nominees ar** Thomas Powell of Anamosa and Howard Beall, Kathleen Chapman. William Harnish Kenneth Kersey, William Kapier and Reginald Watters all of Cedar Rapids “Tho trustees elected next Tuesday will assume their duties Jan I." Mrs. \eafie said “They will draw lots with three members selected to serve two years and four members to serve four years to initiate staggered terms In the future all trustees will Im* elected to four-year terms
The incumbents who are
Fall Concert Set At Jefferson High
A fall concert will be presented Saturday at 7 ll) p in in the Jefferson high school auditorium by the Jefferson concert choir and symphony orchestra.
Tickets for the event will be ll 25 for adults and ll for elementary and junior high stu dents Senior high students with activity tickets will be admitted free
unopposed in the* other districts
Rosalie* Schroeder. Marengo, and Thomas Summy. Iowa City, in the lowa-John-son-Cedar county district Mrs Walter Kollmorgen. Belle Plaine. Tama-Benton — Poweshiek district John Manspeaker. Preston. Jackson-Clmton district The current Linn-Jones trustees who did nett seek reelection are Mrs Dean Beer. Mrs Paul Stewart and John Wilkinson, all of Cedar Rapids.
Hot Water Bottles To
SANDGATE, England (CPI) — Now that cold weather has set in. the congregation of St. Paul s church will bi* offered hot water bottles when they attend religious services “We simply cannot afford the furnace heating costs.” the Rev Alan Gibson said
Children May Be Eligible for Social Security
I rider certain circumstances. children may In* eligible for social security benefits on a grandparent's earnings record according to James N Wuod. social security district manager in Cedar Rapids
\ child could be eligible if supported bv a qualifying grandparent or if tho child was a dependent of a deceased grandparent
“Generally. the child’s parents must have been either deceased or disabled at the time the grandparent began getting social security benefits or died,” Wood said. “And in some cases, children legally adopted by a grandparent can get benefits ”
A child may receive payments until the age of 18 or until age 22 in the case of a full-time student
Ponders Lifting of Priests Celibacy Rule
VATICAN ( ITV (AP) - An Italian theologian says the Roman Catholic Church might lift its rule of celibacy for priests if the number of priestly vocations drops drastically
Writing iii the Vatican weekly L'Osservatore della Domenica. the Rev Battista Mondin said that if this happens in the future “it will in* inevitable for the church to accept married priests "
Father Mondin said. however, at the present time, “despite all secularizations and defrockmgs, we have not reached yet such a catastrophic situation. ”
DKS MOINES—The Distributive Education Clubs of America, at a recent meeting here, elected Karen Morgan. Stanley, as state treasurer, and Debbie Morales. Oelwein. as area \ ice-president
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Officials See Enough Gas for Winter
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Natural Gas Pipe-forthcoming winter
W ill there be enough natural gas to heat my home this winter? ,
That's the question that was asked all across the Midwest
this fall as the* first stint of cold weather made an unseason
ably early arrival
And the answer is a reassuring “yes linois Gas and Electric Co is concerned The utility says its pipeline supplier line Co. of America (NGPL) during the expects to provide full requirements of natural gas under existing contracts
NGPL has told the local utility that barring any unex peeted cutbacks by producers, it foresees no curtailment of wintertime service or interruption of deliveries which could lead to the heating gas crunch being forecast for the coming winter in some other parts of the country
Pipeline gas deliveries id Iowa Illinois customers this season are experted to be at the same flow as in the last two years, the company said, and should be sufficient to meet customers' needs.
Despite this optimistic short-term outlook NGPL continues to experience difficulties in acquiring additional supplies for future use Over the last four years, the utility company reported, the pipeline company has found less and less gas available for purchase bv interstate pipelines tinder longterm contracts, and this situation appears to he getting worse rather than better
As a result, 17 of the country's 21 major gas transmission firms, including NGPL. have been forced to cut back on their deliveries to utilities since 1870
Most of these reductions have been on a year-round basis, but NGPL has curtailed its warm-weather deliveries to insure meeting th** peak demands of its customers during the winter months, a prime reason for the supplier’s confidence about the winter now beginning.
Some of the other pipeline firms recently have announced additional curtailments for the months ahead, prompting well-publicized predictions of a “heating gas crunch rn other areas of the country NGPL. however does not presently envision any such additional curtailment
NGPL has reported a series of aggressive programs under way to secure new supplies for both immediate and long-term use. These include:
1. NGPL. in partnership with anither major transmission firm, is completing the first phase of construction of the extended “Stingray” offshore pipeline system deep into the Gulf of Mexico. This system, one of the largest ever built in I S. waters, initially will provide transportation for some 13 trillion cubic feet of offshore gas reserves committed to NGPL and will deliver into the company's transmission network more than IOO million feet of new gas per day this winter and 400 million by next winter
2. The pipeline firm, together with several of its utility customers, including Iowa-Illinois. has made advance payments to producers and equity investments in the exploration and development of offshore tracts in the Gulf which have good potential for new supplies of gas In return, they receive rights to buy all or part of any gas discovered These programs have involved total funding of $145 million, divided al
most equally between NGPL and the participating utilities Interests have been acquired in ID offshore tracts, Ii of which already have yielded gas discoveries with lh** first volumes flowing to Midwestern homes this winter via the Stingray pipeline
3. NG Pl. had embarked on similar programs on lls own
and has advanced a gross total of $281 million Ii* date in off shore supply efforts — a figure which tops the industry These payments have* secured rights to gas on 81 offshore tracts. 31 of which have produced discoveries with drilling vet to begin on many of the others
4 In addition, the transmission firm has expanded its efforts to secure new sources of gas /rom the traditional on shore producing fields of the Southwest and expects to invest some $4H million over the next 12 years to develop new do
5. Closer to home, existing storage facilities are being
expanded and new ones developed to meet increased peak-season demands Four of the NGPL's IO existing storage reservoirs in Illinois and Iowa have been expanded this veal by an aggregate total of 15 percent to have more fuel on tap” for the local utilities which draw from these reservoirs
during cold weather
A. On the longcr-rangf basis, NGPL also Is devoting
major attention to a number of projects expected to result in large new gas supplies for the decades ahead These include gasification of large deposits of lignite coal from reserves in North Dakota, the Arctic Gas Pipeline to bring gas from new fields in Alaska and Northwest Canada to the Midwest, and the possible imports of liquefied natural gas from producing area on other continents.
As a result of these short-and long-term programs, officials of Iowa-Illinois said Wednesday they are confident that natural gas will continue flowing to consumers in this area during the approaching winter and for many more lo come.
Need Ax To Cut Marijuana Field
(■RARY, (tkla (AP) -Authorities had to use axes to cut down marijuana plants that have been growing in a field near here for at least the last 15 years
“It took six men with axes, working pretty hard, about five hours to cut all that stuff down. Then we had to pile it up and pour diesel oil on the plants to make them burn," Canadian county Sheriff Jerry Ervin said.
ll came as a surprise to Pat Mooney of El Reno when he learned those “trees" were marijuana plants “I tried weed killer on them for a few years, but when they got so tall
I decided they must be some kind of tree.” he said Canadian county authorities discovered the field, about 150 feet bv 30 feet, Monday. They came back Wednesday to burn the plants, some of them 12 feet tall, but discovered that many were too green to burn
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