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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa A mixture of facial emotions greeted photographer as a few of the 324 ninth grade students and teachers from Harding junior high school in Cedar Rapids peered out of the special excursion train to Chicago which was standing on a siding at Rock Island Friday. The train was stopped by a series of washouts in the area. In case all the parents of the students have not already had calls from their offspring, they made it into Chicago by buses, all of them arriving at their Chicago hotel by p.m. The students boarded the Rock Island special train at Iowa City Friday morning, after leaving Harding in school buses at a.m. Those on the trip had tickets for a Friday night perfor- mance of They were scheduled to return home tonight. WireDhoto And Now, Something To Attach It to? Norm Miller prepares to attach a tow chain to his car after he was caught in a downpour on Chicago's south side Friday. Miller was trapped in his car for four hours. Heavy rains fell throughout the area, and more rain is forecast for the Midwest area. Vows Probe Sen. Howard Baker (K-Tenn.) scratched his chin as he spoke in hit-ago Friday. Haki-r. ranking Republican on the senate com- munications committee, said he will ask for an investigation into President .Nixon's threat to lake retaliatory action against tin- Washington Post for ils Water- gate invest igal inns. UPI Tl'IfDlioto Merrill Announces for President Veteran film and television actor Gary Merrill, 58, of Falmouth. Maine, said Fridav lie will he a candidate fur the presidency in Iil7li. "1 would like to he the Democrats' answer to Ronald Reagan, and I'm a better actor." he said. Here, Merrill, right, meets Democratic National Committee Chairman Robert Strauss, left, as Georgia .limmy Carter looks on at center. Maine (lov. Kenneth M. Curtis is second from right. They are in Bangor for a convention of Maine's Democratic party. "We're Not Leaving" Standing in 311 inches of water on the front porch, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nichols, jr.. refuse to leave their flooded home at Smithville, Mo., despite the offer of help from a slate highway trooper. Waters of the Little Platte river overflowed into the town after heavy rains in Ihe area. Wircphoto Take Cover Two police officers run for cover ID escape n volley of gunfire from n house in south central l.os Angeles in In have been a hideout for members of Ihe Symbioneso l.iberalion Army. Oilier officers at rlglil, prolccled by lln of an adjoining house, return Hie fire. Five bodies were loiind inside Hie wreckage of Ihe house after II burned
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