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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - January 20, 1966, Cedar Rapids, IowaPublic Maky Cedar Kat tuft. Iowa Jan 2 4196s there ought be a Law 6 i a Reat comics Section Lithe Man who never Speaks Don t miss Tarzan fear Lett lord of the Jungle Complete weather forecast 362-1171 Iowa s Independent newspaper we will inform the Public without fear or favor Empire 5-6078 volume five number three 20 pages 2 sections 606 4th Avenue South East published weekly in Cedar rapids Iowa january 20, 1966 ind grocers and Jaycees launch operation Sweetwater for troops houses human element stressed by officials no no Bath no the january 7 front Page citizen times picture of facilities at sixth Street was supported wednesday by action from the City Board of health. Three houses whose titles Are held by Conrad Svoboda 2415 8th ave. Be Are supplied with water from a common pipe this is a Clear violation of the City housing code aggravated by the fact that the pipe is now Frozen. This is just one of Many Subr Standard situations present at the three House Corner of sixth St. And tenth the Board of health or Dereathe properties at 1000 6-tlrst., 1002 6th. St., and 611 10th ave. Boarded up until repairs could be made to bring the dwellings of eleven Cedar rapid ans up to code. Rewiring is required in two dwellings hot water Heaters Don of work or Are absent show ers and tubs Are missing and porches stairways Ift o a isl o o i 1 w cd a o it 13 c or o ceilings need repair and windows Are broken. The problem of restoring below code buildings to standards is compounded by the human element. The Linn economic action project filed the complaint against the property with the knowledge that the of Fec Ted families would have to relocated. Virgil Carr leap representative for the Oak Hill area made arrangements for the residents to move to approved quarters. Neigh boyhood persons volunteered to Aid in the move which according to Carr May re sult in a monthly savings in rent and Utility payments for those involved. Carl Smith head of the City health department said that Cedar rapids a fluid conceivably condemn 1000 units in a month or so about the they re located first. We can t dump Uheiji out the human element can a crash pro in the Jan. 7 Issue of the citizen times mayor John son pointed out the difficulties involved in Situa Tion such As this. It is some times difficult to ascertain who the owner is because one can own property and pay taxes on it in Iowa without a record existing of who owns it or even where it is. At the close of the Board of health meeting mayor Johnson appeared pleased that various government cont. Page 12 Dave Thiher pres. Of Independent food dealers authority to speak on alcoholism or. David c. Hancock the executive director of the Lincoln Nebraska Council on alcoholism will address the first annual meeting of the citizens committee on alcoholism in Cedar rapids monday january 24, at 8 pm in the Public Library auditorium. Or. Hancock is a former member of the Minnesota governor s committee on alcoholism and has spent Over Twenty five in pastorate. Skip Kraner director of the Cedar rapids organization said that response has been fantastic in this area. He reminded interested persons that Consulta Tion services Are available and that the alcoholism information Center is now open in room-504 guaranty Bank. Building Telephone 364-1611. The Cees of mounted an. Operation Sweet water to a object and Send pre sweetened drink mixes to our boys in Viet Narr to improve the bad tasting water found there. Colonel John Blackwell congressional Laison officer in Wahington Jaycee officials tuesday that most mess Halls Swee ten the foul tasting water but that getting the pre sweetened mix to combat troops has been difficult. He called operation Sweet water a very Good morale builder for our troops. Dave Thiher president of the Independent grocers urges the Public to buy the pre mixes so they can be sent to our combat units. Containers have been placed near the checkout coun Ter in most Cedar rapids grocery stores in which the Public can place the pack ets for shipment to Viet the Jaycees will de liver the packages to the local Reserve units who will pack and ship them to our troops. The Independent grocers Point out that the super markets Are cooperating in order to made the drive a Success. The grocers them selves will donate 4500 packages of mix enough for quarts. Sine Kal Lel spokesman for the Iga said that operation Sweet water was being held in conjunction with National Jaycee week which ends sunday. However the water drive will continue for Sev eral weeks. Kallel added that he hoped that Cedar rapids As a Community would have cont. Page 12

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