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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa AA The C>dar Rapids Gazelle: Thurs., Sept 12. ISM '♦‘♦lr! VV SMM! ¥ % * ■*»*+ **> Must Attract Customers rVSP* Firms Oppose Ad Rules 35 Cars Leave Tracks UPI Telephoto Roil cars lie piled on one another after on axle failure caused 35 cars of a 70-car Illinois Central Gulf train to derail and tear up two blocks of track in Rockwell City. Spokesmen said it may take three days to repair Wednesday’s damage because some 600 feet of tracked was ripped from the roadbed. The train was bound for Chicago from Council Bluffs. Bv Rafter I.(neb,in DES MOINES (UPI) -Representatives of two Iowa natural was firms said any proposed advertising and promotional practice rules adopted for public utilities should include special consideration for their companies The remarks were made at an Iowa commerce commission hearing on proposed modifications to the utilities’ uniform system of accounts. The modifications include the requirement that political, promotional, institutional and rate justification advertisements be taken from the profits. Business Expense The order also proposed that conservation, environmental. consumer informational. load factor and franchise advertising be allowed as business expenses not taken from profit. The commission staff Wednesday also made an alternative proposal to the accounting rides that would place a disclaimer at the bottom of any print ad or the end of any electronic promotion stating what percentage of the advertisement’s cost is included in consumer utility rates. C» J O’Brien, director of rates and research for North Central Public Service Co , told the commission the position of natural gas companies in Iowa is unique because there are only three utilities which deal solely in natural as distribution Need Advertising He explained there are alternatives to natural gas. such as propane, oil, electricity or coal for heating homes He argued that natural gas distributors need promotional advertising to attract customers He said to promote the retention of current customers is not enough “because slowly but surely we are going to lose customers. As we lose sales, rates increase ’’ Pick Main. vice-president of the Peoples Natural Gas division of Northern Natural Gas Co , said seven million decisions will be made this year by builders and consumers to choose between natural gas or other heating fuels ‘We are in a unique position but not so unique that we dont need to advertise.” Maine said Des Moines-area consumers showi'd strong support for utility advertising, with 69 percent in favor of the advertising, 2.1 percent opposed and eight percent with no opinion He cited another portion of the [sill which indicated more than 75 [s»rcent of the persons [Milled want more information on rates and called the advertising spending “valid business costs.” Public Interest Also represented at the hearing with two public interest groups, the Iowa Student Public Interest Research Group (ISPIRG) and the Citi zens United for Responsible Energy (CURE) Skip Laltner of ISPIRG told the commission his group be lieves utilities are trying to mold rather than follow public opinion He said current utility practices will hurt the Iowa environment. “It is no longer in the public interest to promote the use of resources and energy." he said Michael Hoffman of CURE said his group discourages promotional advertising and added that promotional expenses should be expenses taken out of profits Board Denies Admittance For Expelled Student Study Compares Modes for Grain Movement Efficiency By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IDPA) -State commerce commission Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand has ma^ a case study of moving grain from Dubuque to New Orleans, by three modes of transportation To begin with. there is a substantial difference in the mileage between those two points. It is 977 miles from Dubuque to New Orleans by highway; 1.077 miles by railroad. and 1.420 miles via the Mississippi river Utilizing the most efficient facilities available within each mode. Van Nostrand said it would cost 87 cents a bushel to truck the grain to New Orleans. 26 cents per bushel to move it there by rail. and less than 16 cents a bushel to move it there by barge. Now for the manp« *er requirement per bushel in the Dubuque to New Orleans movement. “Since the barge people tell us it takes about 56 days to make the round trip, loaded going down and dead heading back. I have converted everything into 50 days,” Van Nostrand explained “The barge people would tie up ll people moving 1.850,006 bushels, so each man would move 150.1681 bushels Each of the two men involved in the truck operation would move 8.860 bushels in the 50 days, and each of the 18 men committed to a grain train operation from Dubuque to New Orleans would move 78.-<881 bushels during the 50-day period " Van Nostrand, who also is chairman of the Iowa energy policy council, said he found the horsepower efficiency of the engines committed to each of these modes to be “quite interesting ” Each of the 160 horsepower in the truck moves 59 bushels in a 56-day period; each of the 4.100 horsepower dedicated to the barge movement would move about 396 bushels, each of the 12.f88) horsepower used on the unit train would move about 115 bushels The energy efficiency of these three modes is quite important — and it will be far more important in the months and years ahead.” he said. “Since approximately 24 percent of all the energy consumed in the United States, and in Iowa. is used in transporting goods and people, revision of transportation practices provides the most promising cushion in adapting those secure supplies of energy to the legitimate needs " One gallon of diesel fuel, he said, can move I 84 bushels of corn from Dubuque to New Orleans when it’s burned in a truck, but it can move 21.7 bushels when used in a barge operation and 46 6 bushels when fueling a diesel train. IOWA CITY- The Iowa city school board Tuesday night refused to re admit Ethan Fox to Central junior hi^h school He had been a pupil in the sixth grade last year when the board temporarily expelled him for allegedly disrupting classes and the educational enprocess at his school. The boy, son of Stephen and .lane Fox of Iowa City, has been diagnosed as hyperactive and hyperkinetic. Petition The board Tuesday said it would not act on the parent's petition to return Ethan to school until after the psychiatrist’s evaluation of the child is completed and submitted to the board Ethan's father, said he would file a request in U. S district court in Des Moines requesting his son be admitted to school as soon as possible. Approve Contracts In other business, the board approved contracts for $307,-<881 for additions and improvements to the Helen Lem me school. This amount was $48,188) over school estimates, the disparity in cost being attributed to the inflationary spiral Independence Returns to Restricted City Parking INDEPENDENCE - On a unanimous vote Tuesday night the Independence city council moved to return to restricted two hour parking for the city’s two main parking lots. The action was taken on the request of several downtown merchants. In August the council acted to remove all restrictions from the two city parking lots in both the .Security State and Farmers State savings bank blocks The merchants felt that removing the time restriction in the [larking facility created a loss of traffic turn-over, resulting in less business to Mime Ticket Violators Mayor Robert Blakesley said the Independence police department has been instructed to ticket all violators as a measure to enforce the parking restrictions. In other action the council accepted the resignation of Donovan Harland, councilman. who is moving outside the city limits. No action was taken to replace Harland at the meeting An agreement was made with Jesup to allow Clair Miller. Independence waste treatment operator, to run tests and manage the sewage department at Jesup on a part time basis Jesup will pay $fi • (88) annually to Miller who currently earns $4 69 hourly at Independence. Both cities will have the option to cancel the contract with 36 days notice Hire Employe Councilmen also agreed to hire a third employe for the waste treatment plant here The council unanimously voted against another proposal made by Jesup officials asking the Independence police communications center to handle dispatch calls for their police department on a 24 hour basis for $206 per month. It was the opinion of the council that the local dispatchers were too busy to handle additional duties. THINK AHEAD and SAVE Add moisture to your home this winter! 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