Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 16, 1974, Page 14

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 16, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa <tht (Tftlnr finpicU (flrtjertc Jjt** —AP Wirephoto* "Look, Ma!" Look. Ma. no handlebars! Nor (lot's the mother. Marie Magnuson. have arn The whole Robert A Magnuson family rides unicycles, and Magnuson has been going to work on his for six years — since Ion** before the energy crisis became a nasty household word From left, above, are ( laude, 15; Mrs Magnuspn; Celeste, 12; Magnuson, and Andre, Hi Magnuson. 45, a computer scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Md . has ridden his unicycle to his job about a mile from home since he was 39 — a total of more than ti.nun miles. In addition to sax my energy, he can pick it up and carry it with him to his office, making it unnecessary to have a rack and strong security chains This all started when Magnuson bought a one-wheeler tor his son, Andre, and didn t want to be in the situation of not tieing able to ride it himself Now both parents and the three children ride On a trip to europe last Mar, they took three unicycles with them and rode on the ship while at sea They find that on tamping trips by auto, the unicycles take up much less room than bicycles. Magnuson reports the only major repair he has had to make was to an axle which gave out after he had ridden alioth 4.(NMI miles All it takes is one tire. the ability to pedal and a graduate degree in balancing. Pr car aw \cene* Robert A Magnuson rides his unicycle to work at the National Institutes of Health iii Bethesda, MdUrges Government Energy Agency UPI Telephoto I lilted Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock looks over the top of a I AW booklet entitled A National Knergy Program' as he announces in Detroit the union s position on the present energy crisis during a news conference at Solidarity House. Woodcock urged the establishment of a government energy agency that would take control of the nation s energy supply from “a small group of powerful vested interests concerned primarily with profit making."AIM Leaders Going West American Indian Movement leaders Dennis Banks and Tori Means listen to native Indian music at a rally in Iowa City Friday night The rally was part of a three-day Indian conference beld at (tie I niversity of Iowa, at winch Banks disclosed plans to head an ALV! delegation to San Francisco to help negotiate the release of kidnap v let im Patricia I bd cst rile frustration of having another motorist sneak iii line ahead of him precipitated tills reaction from a motorist attempting to get gas iii Chic ago FridayShort Fuse on a Long Line ■% AP Wirephoto ;

  • Dennis Banks
  • Leonard Woodcock
  • Marie Magnuson
  • Robert A Magnuson

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 16, 1974

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