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   Gazette Weekly (Newspaper) - December 28, 1977, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                EASTERN IOWAS WEEKLY NEWSPAPER VOLUME NUMBER 7 CEDAR IOWA 4 DECEMBER 1977 Heart of the season Home for Christmas Where we Ipve is Home that our feet may but not our Oliver Wendell Holmes By Dale Kueter Gazette staff writer Home for It has a nice sound about It stokes feelings of and sends the memory off searching in the Just the thought creates reposeful Home is more people than place at Christmas more than any the desire to go home It may be Waukon or Ce dar but home is like a mag net at It is like the swal lows heading for What makes this Christian holy day a time to be home a time for togetherness Why is there such a yearning to go home I think there is a basic necessity for us to go said the Ri chard pastor of Hillside Wes leyan Methodist Church in Cedar Going home is a way to honor our our loved our early life and religious heritage as It is hard to but being home is just said Rick Kroe mer of It got to be lone some in Kroemer arrived home last week after completing ar my military police Dont you think it is mainly good fellowship with family and friends responded Mildred Goeke of Geneva Tower in Cedar Being home is the heart of offered Edmund pastor of All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar It is a fam ily This is the first time Ive been away from said Tammy 1140 C She is a freshman at Tomlinson College in It is a special time of the year to be with ones It is important to me to celebrate Christs birthday with my I guess I can only think of the al and how awful it would be not being with your re sponded Mary 2020 Second Within a wanting to be home is much a But it is more than that I said the Gordon associate pastor of Marks Lutheran Church in Cedar There may be a little duty in but for the most part it is a sincere The passing of time shifts direc tions for going As a child it of ten meant the home of your grand Then it evolved to the place where you were born and the home of your going home may mean stay ing where youre Your place is and children and grandchil dren are coming to For some it is impossible to be They can only make the trip And there are those who dont want to be or have none to go John Stahl and his David were among the participants in a puppet show staged last week at the Fayette County Twentysix of the homes 68 resi dents made puppets as part of a pilot Arts in County Care Gazette photo by Paul Jensen Facilities program sponsored by the Iowa Arts In many the new program is introducing the fine arts in to the county home atmosphere for the first See the story on page Few changes in ASCS elections There will be very little change in the makeup of county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Serv ice committees across Eastern Iowa as a result of recent All county committeemen up for reelection won their except those in Benton and Poweshiek where the in cumbents chose not to In Allamakee Leo Cota of Harpers Ferry was elected to his first full threeyear term after serv ing by appointment on the county committee the past Cota suc ceeded a committeeman who quit In Benton Otto Sankot of Belle Plaine was elected to a threeyear term on the county com succeeding Clark Long of In Poweshiek Ernest Swanson of Malcom was elected to succeed Warren Dee of who stepped down after serving one term on the ASCS Evan Johnston of the chairman of the Poweshiek re ceived a pin for 25 years service with the Officers were also reelected in all but seven The Weekly Stories published in The Gazette Weekly are rewritten and condensed versions of stories previously pub lished in the daily and Sunday Cedar Rapids for the FULL subscribe to the Cedar Rapids Ga zette daily and Consumers borrowing at record rate By Gall CooperEvans Gazette staff writer Chances if you bought Christ mas gifts this you bought at least some of them on in spite of the fact that peo ple are quite ignorant about how credit even college gradu consumers are spending and borrowing money in record num In 1977 has been one of the best years for consumer credit in the last 10 according to Edward president of the National Consumer Finance rep resenting 800 loan companies in the United More than 64 percent of Ameri can families live in their own homes almost every family has an automo bile and more than 15 percent own more than one Consumers are earning more and saving said and con sumer credit has helped to shape this pattern of economic strength and the average consumer is not using more credit than he can said Our delinquent accounts this year are the lowest in years people are not having trouble repaying their Glazer also is chairman of the board of Dial Financial Des There are several reasons why consumers are using more said including new laws ering equal credit opportunity en abling women to have more access to truth in fair cred it reporting and The problem people run into when using Glazer is that they pay cash for everything over the until they need some thing really Paying cash does not establish your credit he even though its a terrible problem from a recordkeeping standpoint for companies to list credit accounts in both names a Glazer advises couples to have it You should have a store carry your account in both names and re port it to the Credit Bureau in both That both of you get credit for payment on an account both of you are building It is especially important for married he to establish a good credit If something happens to her hus band death or divorce shell need Glazer that if an account is not being both the couple get a bad credit To help consumers keep track of their financial the NCFA has a The Consumers Al which Glazer will send on The almanac is designed to help organize your thinking and your money so you can get as much as possible from your income in terms of the things you need and For a free copy of the send a postcard with your name and address to The Consumers Alma Edward Dial Finan cial 207 Ninth Des Iowa Gazette photo by John Mclvor Linda Null gets a kiss from her 4yearold daughter Kerry at the Cedar Rapids airport after her trip from Kansas Look ing on from left are an ambulance attendant the Lance Snyder her Ronald Null and her Donna Nulls trip was provided free by and Van Barnard of Kansas owners of the People who care aid Iowa woman By Chuck Hawkins Gazette assistant city editor Tragedies often bring people clos er as illustrated by events after a chance meeting in a Missouri The story began earlier this month at the Truman Medical Cen ter in Kansas where fami lies of two young persons critically injured in accidents paced and wait It ended last week with a free plane ride from Kansas City to Ce dar Rapids donated by a Kansas City couple that Linda a 22yearold rural Toddville was driving her 18wheel truck 14 on Interstate 70 just north of downtown Kansas City when the trucks load The cab was completely crushed smashed like a Her Alfred Chris of Cedar who was was killed Mi she escaped with two fractured lumbar vertebrae and a fractured Brad a 21yearold stu dent at the University of Missouri at was on his way to when the car he was riding in skidded out of control on Interstate 70 in Kansas slid down a ravine to Interstate 35 below and clipped another car be fore coming to Leyton was thrown from the car and suffered massive head He slipped into a coma at the Tru man His a 52yearold truck driver from his mother and a brother maintained a vigil at the Leyton tried to arrange for helicopter or air charter transporta tion for his son to a Louis hospi but he had no A story about the familys plight in the Kansas City Star touched and Van Barnard of Kansas City whose 25yearold daughter had died after a traffic accident in Barnard is the pilot for a Kansas City insurance companys jet and recently bought a Cessna 401 to open a freight hauling When we read about the boy in the we couldnt stand it be cause our daughter had had brain damage like that Barnard So we contacted the hospital to offer to take the boy to But matters were Brads father suffered a heart attack last Thursday and was hospitalized at the Truman Brads condition dete riorated and he died During the wait at the Brads had struck up a friendship with David of 1145 West 10th in Linda Nulls All that Olmstead and Lin das husband Ronald tried to find a way of getting her back to Cedar Olmstead said he was told that it would not be good for her to be transported here by After his brother Craig sug gested to the Bernards that if their offer was still good he had a worthy They readily agreed after hearing Linda Nulls The 1 yz hour trip was made last Wednesday and who had never met saw Linda and her husband off at a Kansas City Null still has a traffic charge hanging over her head in Kansas Cit but her attorney plans to file a not guilty If they were charging for the Barnard the total cost would have been about But with the exception of part of the gas paid by Olmstead and Ronald the trip was DONT In Eastern Iowa A transsexual at the Mens Reformatory at Anamosa has asked the federal courts to provide him with a sex change operation and hormone treat Cage The AllIowa Fair Board has elected a new president who would like the board to con sider inviting President Carter to the 1978 State health officials may have to wait until school starts in January to find out how many children have not re ceived the compulsory immu Page Family heirlooms are items which pass from generation to generation until they develop sentimental Right Wrong A West Branch couple spend their time creating heir Page The Nordic Forge in Gut tenberg is falling short of meeting the demand for horse shoes even though they make from to a Page Despite some strong objec tions aired at a recent public Buchanan county offi cers will be getting and raises on a split vote of the county Board of Supervi Page In Sports The coach of the Iowa City High Schools sophomore bas ketball team is on probation for allegedly helping another team shoot easy baskets during a recent Page Entertainment The new film Telefon with Charles Bronson and Lee Re mick is the subject of a review by Gazette staffer Mike Deu Page The fine arts have been in troduced into four Northeast Iowa county care facilities thanks to a new program spon sored by the Iowa Arts Coun Page For the consumer Do you suffer the inconveni ence of frozen pipes during the winter The solution to your problem could be a simple Page On the farm Despite the prospect of re duced American hog producers continue to increase their Page   

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