Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 9, 1974, Page 60

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January 09, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4C i hr (’('(lur Rapids (gazette: Wed., Jan. 9,    1971 Canoeists Complain Biggest Danger Comes from Lawmen By Robert Heard COMFORT. Texas (AP) -The swift, green water of Guadalupe river pushed Nancy Pruitt’s canoe toward the first low-water bridge below Comfort, Texas, and the same sheriff’s d e p u t y who had hassled her party at the put-in point was standing on the bank help me out,” she says. “He was laughing and making cracks about hippies and murderers and rapists, about people not being safe in their homes, about old ladies being raped and having their hands cut off, about junkies and dopers and on and on and on. Commissioner Bob Burleson of Temple. Burleson has canoed in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and old Mexico as well as Texas. “My wife was in the party that was shot at on the Cossatot river in Arkansas,” he said. Many Texas canoeists also It was incredible.” Finally, the deputy allowedihave "Ported hearing rifle but-near the bridge, arguing with (be otbers to take their canoes lets vvh,ne across the water 1,1 those in the lead canoe.    ouj ancj carry them around the ^ront tbe‘r canoes- That sort ‘‘He was a dead-ringer for the bridge.    of thing can diminish the en- Ddge sheriff,” says Nancy, a “He said bv law he was a1- i°yment °f a Sunday outing. Dodge green-eyed redhead. “And he lowed to shoot because it was had a very large pistol."    |    trespassing." says Nancy. The deputy had asked them at the put-in point what commune    Beautiful Stretc they were from and warned Five months earlier, in Anthem against smoking mari- gust, 1971, the Texas parks and juana and trespassing on the wildlife department published a banks.    booklet    entitled ‘‘Pathways & Had Company 14 canoeists got Paddleways,” with maps show-jthe lowest bank that separates After the 14 camaieu cot in8 campgrounds and rest stops the riverbed from the adjacent V    ,    0Ck*‘s    ^    I    along this beautiful stretch of upland, the bank that serves to under way, they noticed they ^ngu^a,Up    confine the waters within the had company.    |hic uwrwiujk.    I.    .    . “It was kind of spooky,” says,, , Nancy, an Austin, Texas, artist!fa,lcd *° make clear tbese werc whose wildlife paintings have!sl,os of,,a P;°^sed ,s,ato wate.r' illustrated two children's books. I "'a-v' Hundreds of eanoe.sts “People were riding along on W* drawn to the river some horseback, in pickups and a; of them so new to the sport they maps:bed and preserve the course of the river. A line drawn from that point across the river locates the boundary on the other side. Determining this “gradient! jeepT The'; ^tcbS'S through badl>’ ™sjud8<'d "m,e and dis-boundary ' is complicated and, m    ,    tances    between    road    crossings expensive. binoculars. This is the Texas hill country where a man’s property is like a part of his skin — don’t touch unless invited. Nancy says when she saw the deputy the second time standing on the bank, “I knew it was a real emergency, but I couldn't hear what he was saying at first and ended up knocking on a do it. rancher’s backdoor after sundown Often, they got help. But many times they scared the neighborliness out of property owners unaccustomed to figures moving around on their land after dark. Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong says, “There and bad canoeists just as there are bad landowners.” Armstrong, an avid canoeist, thinks the sport needs to be regulated, but he believes that requires legislation. Paddled Naked Game Warden Milburn Dear-; mg of Boerne says canoeists because of the noise of the Some ranchers assumed inwater.”    correctly that they owned to the As she and her husband. Jim. middle of the river, that it was an electrical engineer, came their river. They still are hostile hcive shot livestock, littered pri alongside, the deputy told them to any canoeing, and they have vate property, sunbathed on not to land there. The current important people on their side. : bridges and paddled naked in swept them toward the bridge. “I rn IOO percent behind the front of family groups in private where the water rushed under landowners,” says Kendall camping areas, with only a few inches of clear- county Sheriff Lee ance.    “Canoeists    have no “Went Under”    getting in the river.” D’Spain. The landowners organized the business Guadalupe River Assn., whose president, Frank Brady of San Antonio, says the big con- _    ,    ...    troversy is not canoeists but! I was He was able to lean out ^ozen^ can°eists have re- p0uun0n by the city of Kerrvil-l was. He was acle to leap out, ported harassment bv sheriff’s    J * but I went under.”    •    —    ....... ,c- “The canoe went broadside," she savs. “Jim was faster than Harassment The    churning water shot    her u t    par cuIarly    htn \    Many leading    canoeists say V    “    ‘    I0 . ,    beach    their canoes    to scout    th cituation is    more entente under    the bridge. Luckily,    she raniHc    ohnad or to    nortec    wiiuauon is    more was not hurt.    Jtodaythan evcr before’ ground low-water bridges. : **jf we bad a killing,” says “He (the deputy) wouldn t j “I rn sure that all states have HaroW Belisle a member of tbc let people get out on the gray- similar programs to some de- k nd vvjidlifo staff “this cl bar on the other side to gree,” says parks and wildlife;vvhole thing would be soived People would get up in arms. My question is do we have to have that killing?” — City Briefs — Hiaw atha Opti-Mrs. — Meet I Breakin Reported — Walter Thursday at 7 p.m. at Leon andlBecicka. 2627 Thompson drive Jerry’s. * * * Best Rental Open 7-9 Weekdays, 8-5 Sundays. — Adv. * * * Assistance for 2,985 Through Clearing Bureau A total of 2.985 persons were SE. reported the back door of his home was forced open and $20 was taken. Story Hour - Weekly story fisted through the community I hour for preschoolers will be Christmas clearing bureau, Hospitalized — Donald gjven Thursday at 10:30 am. at Major Eugene Adney of the Sal- V»right, jr., 1542 Sixteenth ave- Kenwood branch, 3223 First ave- vation Army reported Wednes-! nue SE, is a patient at Veterans nue gjr    day hospital, Iowa City. Visitors web    *    *    *    \PU    , . , . , , , , cn, f J    The    total included 1.501 for I nusual Hanging Terrariums whom meals were provided and Baskets. Pierson s F lorists, through food orders or gifts of Field Assessors—Linn county 366-1826 —Adv.    groceries through the Salvation field assessors will be in hair-    *    *    *    Army.    Major Adney expressed fax for signing up for home- Quality Paints-V arnishes, Dia- appreciation “to many, many stead and military property tax mond Vogel Paint Center. 2704 otber organizations which coexemptions through Jan. 17|Mt. \ernon Rd. SE. 365-6901. operated in clearing names and , in providing Christmas assis-; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. week- Adv. days and from 9 a m. until    *    *    * noon on Saturday.    Engaged?    Come    to    a party for *    *    *    engaged    girls    at    The Long- 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Sil-1 branch. •January 16. Details, 377-ver Dollar, $18.00. Jerome’s 4530 —Adv. Rare Coins.—Adv * * * * * S.ME Meeting—Members of ■j ■ rf,    ot„T c chapter 71 of the Society of Ready To Blow, 21 Toro Sno- , * .    « .    ■„ J .,    ’    ,    .    Manufacturing Engineers will in cnftu/hmapr? trop Hp!ii pry    °    . meet Thursday evening at Sir- loin 'N’ Brew. Dinner will begin    472 letters were    distributed in at 6:30 with the    program on    conjunction with the Jaycee toy Parking    Meters    —    Four    park-    “Coolant Feeding    Drilling” by    shop and another    150 toys were ing meters    from    the    500    and    600    VV. David Merkel,    jr., of Cleve-    distributed by the    Army. pup snowblowers, free delivery. Hardi Gardens, 366-1567. * * * tance to families.” In addition, Salvation Army workers contacted 926 other persons in nursing homes, hospitals, Oakdale medical security facility and the Veterans Administration hospital. The Salvation Army’s “report to the Community” also showed blocks of Seventh street SE were .land Twist Drill Co., at 7:30. reported missing Tuesday. The___ meters are valued at $338.    /-* iii    I *    * *    Court Unsnarls The Giftree January Sale. Midniqht Mess Save up to 50%. 700 7th St SE.    I    * _A(jv    i    HARTFORD    (AP) - The    state *    *    *    .supreme court has ruled that tions to underwrite the program, Chinchilla Breeders — Eastern midnight is not a time unto 'ts! were $12,677.54. Volunteers con Iowa Chinchilla Breeders will [own but the propel ty of the old tributed more than 70 hours’ scram! the new day. “Midnight is a point in time and not a period of time.” ruled Associate Justice Joseph VV. ,    Bogdanski, who wrote Monday’s Deadline    lur    Sunday    Want    Ads    0pjnjon declaring midnight a is 11:00 a.m. Saturday    morning.    | proper designation for the caning for Monday). Classified    cellation of a    contract, department closed at noon Sat-    -phe decision    settled a    dispute over a contract between Avis Rent-A-Car System, Inc., and Saddle Taken — Carson jits former New London area Vcach, 1570 Third avenue SE, j agency, Crown High Corp. reported to police Tuesday that* The cancellation was effec-j a saddle, bridle and bit worth J live at midnight, Dec. 31, 1965. $243 were taken from his car in the case, Crown High said after it was towed trom the that midnight separated the twro aad the medical security fa-sccne of an accident last No- days and could not be used as cility at Iowa City wcie provid-vember.    a proper notice of cancellation. ed a cboic® °f toys The fathers *    *    *    _____ selected toys and the selections Johnny’s Parkway. Corner El- 39 YEARS AGO — British were sent to the prisoners’ chillis and F Ave. NW. Thursday bombers: scattered leaflets over dren in the father’s name. Special: Salisbury Steak, served Germany warning mobilization "Every father at both institu-up ’til 8:30 p.m. Menu dining had been completed and hinting tions was given the opportunity Lorn IO a.m. til I a m. Carry the zero flour tor opening of a to participate in the ’toy lilt', out orders welcome.—Adv. I second front was not far off. Major Adney said. meet Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the REC building in Marion. Meeting is open to interested persons. * * * urdays. Dial 398-8234.—Adv. * * * ’Thanks to the assistance of the various organizations and the contributors, we are hopeful every family which needed a boost at Christmas was reached,” Major Adney said. He reported total contribu- vice in manning kettles, preparing material and distributing gilts. Much of the volunteer time also was focused on preparations for the “sit down dinner” which the Army served to 187 persons. The dinner was for the elderly and other who otherwise would have been alone at Christmas. * * ♦ A unique “Prison Toy Lift" also was conducted by the Salvation Army. Fathers who are confined at the reformatory in Anamosa Alaska Pipeline Dispute Settled JUNEAU (AP)- Alaska and j the federal government have worked out an agreement in I their dispute about land control along the trans-Alaska pipeline corridor that will allow tho project to get under way soon, state officials say. Charles Herbert, commissioner of natural resources, said Tuesday that the agreement deals primarily with surveillance of construction work and opens the way for issuance of a project permit by the interior department, possibly by next week. Man Defies Doctors' Predictions; Comes Back from 'Vegetable' Life SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) He was given up as a “vegetable” last fall after a mugging in Chicago. But now Gary Stocks, 26. has learned to walk for the eighth time and vows he will renew his studies. His goal is to earn a Ph.D. in biopsychology at the University of Chicago, and he wants to start again in September. “Will Go Back" “I don’t just plan to go back - I will go back,” Stocks said haltingly but clearly iii an interview Monday. Stocks’ first effort toward the Ph.D. ended Sept. 7, 1973, when he was mugged by four or five youths iii front of his Chicago apartment. He hadn’t even attended his f irst class. His doctors said if he lived, lie would never be more than “a vegetable,” that is, a heartbeat in a mentally blacked-out body. They telephoned his mother, Mrs. Lee Rush Stocks, to say I that he was going fast and she should hurry to Chicago if she 'wanted to see him alive. “When I got to Chicago, all I could think of was that I wanted him to go,” Mrs. Stocks said later. He was in a coma ksix weeks, and then began to defy the doctors’ predictions. Came Slowly A speech therapist taught him to swallow. Then one or two Words. Slowly, he came around mentally. “The first thing I told Gary vv;is ‘You are going lo have to learn to walk one more time’,” said Mrs. Stocks. It was his eighth time. The earlier times followed a series of childhood illnesses, she said Last week, Mrs. Stocks brought Gary home to Sacramento. “His walk is not normal, but he’s more concerned about his speech,” she said. “He’s so used to using long, technical terms that he gets twisted around ” Gary says lie has “retrograde amnesia.” meaning lie doesn t remember much about the attack. He describes himself akS, ”26, going on nine." “That’s his type of humor,” his mother explains. All navigable streams in Texas are public property, and that usually includes, depending on the height of the water at the time, a portion of the banks. Lowest Bank The boundary is halfway up Only surveyors can: Fashion CLEARANCE A wide variety of appetizing fashions now drastically reduced from their original prices. 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