Monday, May 27, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Bicentennial Group Plans To Print Special Brochure Projects ranging from special decorations throughout (ledar Rapids and Marion to preparation of a brochure for worldwide distribution were discussed Fri day at a meeting of Itho Mid America Bicentennial commission. A primary goal of the commission within the next few weeks will be lo crystallize plans and set priorities, Robert B. Faxon, acting chairman, said in a session in the commission offices in Peoples bank «* Mrs. Russell Prince, chairman of the horizons section, Imported her committee has been “brainstorming” a number of ideas for centennial-related developments in parks and ether sites. The horizons section was established to provide conli nuing programs or projects that would last beyond the 1976 centennial year. ‘Human Value' Officials of Cedar Rapids and Marion are serving on Mrs. Prince’s committee, which also is probmg projects “involving human values and education” in 'addition to physical aspects. Robert Vernon, chairman of the festival section, said his group will be selecting chairmen for activities in industry, commerce and farming. The group hopes to foster special meetings of company boards of directors and similar programs during the centennial year. ; The commission’s major theme, which Project Director Itobert M. L. Johnson said has T)een listed in recent publications of both the state and national bicentennial administrations, is “Invite the World To Visit Mid-America in 1976.” Contacts Made Some contacts already have been made, or are in the process of being made, in Italy, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland. “When we have completed a definite schedule of some events .and have developed a program for housing, we will develop a brochure which can be made •Tthf (frdnr Rn pub (fhttfHe Established in 1883 bv The Gazette Co - and published dally and Sunday at SOO Third ave. SE. Cedar Rapids. Iowa 52406 Second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Subscription rates by tarrier 95 cents n week. By mail: Night Edition and Sunday 6 issues S3.75 a month. S39 OO a year: At ternoon Editions and Sunday 7 issues S3.85 a month, S40.00 o year. Other states and U S territories $60 00 a year No Mail Subscriptions accepted in areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press is entitled elusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this news paper as well as ail AP news dispatches. available lo travel agencies, embassies arid other appropri ate places throughout the world,” Faxon said. Philip Morris of Marion is working on a project to encourage the flying of flags through out tin 1 centennial year. It would involve not only wider use of the IJ. S. flag but also the flying of the flags of other nations, particularly when visitors from those nations are in Cedar Rapids and Marion. Morris currently is working with the Cedar Rapids Hoard of Realtors in the preliminary planning for the project. Priest Cites SLA Member's Martyrdom PROSPECT PARK, N J (AP) —- Angela Atwood, one of six Symbionese Liberation Army members killed in a shootout with police* was eulogized by a priest on Saturday as a “dear, honest, sincere girl,” who, like Christ, died for what she believed in. More than 200 persons attended the funeral services in St. Paul s Roman Catholic church for Mrs. Atwood, 25, the former Angela DeAngelis, who died a week ago last Friday. Among those present were the girl’s father, Lawrence DeAngelis, and her aunt, Ann DeFranco. The Rev. Frank Citro, who met Mrs. Atwood through the church’s Catholic Youth Organization when she lived in nearby North Haledon, told mourners the woman’s death was an act of martyrdom. He said Christ was admired by everyone until He began to talk about “clothing the naked and feeding the hungry. Then people began to criticize Christ for what He said. “He died for what He believed in. So did Angela,” Father Citro said. At the burial site in Holy Sepulchre cemetery in nearby Totowa. Father Citro described Mrs. Atwood as “a dear, honest, sincere girl.” He said, “You have to enable people to make the changes that must be made, No one knows her motives; we weren’t there. But I am sure she was following a Christian vocation ” Young Couple Dedicate Lives To Aiding Sick, Injured Birds The Cedar Rapids Gazette; Mon., May ll, 1971    5 Too many bikes and not I enough riders? Sell the extra ones with a Classified Ad! Dial i .198-8234, REDINGTON SHORES, Fbi (UPI) A casual December .stroll along Gulf boulevard by a young married couple three years ago set off a chain of events that caused the pair to dedicate their lives lo saving .sick and injured birds and returning them to the* environ merit Ralph Heath was just out ol college, a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in pre-med zoology. His wife, Linda, lacked one quarter of obtaining her degree in zoology. Walking within a stone’s throw of the Gulf of Mexico, they came on a young cormorant struggling with a broken wing. They took it to a veterinarian friend who fixed the wing and then took it home to recuperate. Sanctuary Start Ralph and Linda didn’t know it then, but that was the start of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a non-profit organization which now houses 350 injured and sick birds, with hundreds more already recovered and released back into the wild. “That’s the way we got started,” Heath, 27, said. “It was purely by accident. A couple of days later we got a call from someone who had found an injured sea gull. Then someone showed up with an injured pelican. “Now we get 30 to 50 calls a day and it’s a seven-day-a-week job. Most of the injured birds are victims of cruelty and many fall victim to fish hooks and monofilament fishing line.” Heath pointed to a duck flopping along the ground toward the water. Both of its feet were gone. When it was brought to the sanctuary, Heath found someone had tightly wound rubber bands around both legs. The circulation was cut off and by the time the bird was found it was too late, its feet had dropped off. Pens Open All pens are open so birds can leave whenever they are able. Those needing special care are kept in isolation areas until able to mingle with the other birds. The current flock includes rn / s' r/t/i •V Ii i . r rn T"' *. WA he ijvl-mvmj ease lite beauti/ to help you create a new face anytime, anywhere FREE GIFT (with 5.00 purchase) GIFT CONTAINS: • Naturally Moist Lipcolor • Color Clear Blushing Gel • High-lights Accenting Cream • Illusion Foundation . J$S" rf/++ •den’s Special Representative irqinia Lucas B in our store this week :s Department Street a Odor Rapid* Cadar Rapids: Downtown Stroot Floor, linda!* Plato. Iowa City: Mall Shopping Conter KI ions about 55 brown pelicans, which are on the li.sl of endan gored species. And the Heaths are keeping a special watch on one pair which have mated and are nesting on two eggs Heath said as far as he had been able to find out it is the first time pelicans have mated in captivity, and the eggs are due to hatch any day. Heath gives frequent lectures in the area, charging no fee but using any donations to help finance the sanctuary. Donations are its sole means of support. $500 a Month lie feeds the birds a mixture of commercial dog food, fish, table scraps and bread, averaging about 150 pounds of fish per day. He estimated the food bill alone at about $500 per month “You have to feed them good fowl. When a bird or any animal is ill, that is when it needs the best nourishment it can get to help fight its way back to strength,” Heath said. He said the purpose of the sanctuary is four-fold — rescue, repair, recuperation and release A telephone call from a nearby fishing pier of an egret in trouble in the windswept water sent Heath speeding to the area. But he was too late, the bird had already been washed out of sight. “That’s really too bad,” he said. “That bird may have survived if I could have got it. But now it will probably drown or die along the shore somewhere.” None Refused The sanctuary is primarily for seabirds but no bird is refused. Heath usually works with the larger and more dangerous species while Linda, 25, works with the smaller ones. She now has four screech owls, raised from birth, just learning to fly around the house, and in the laboratory tiny woodpeckers were emerging from their shells. Nearby were four cages filled with parakeets nursed back to health. And, although the rescues are concentrated in this area near St. Petersburg, Heath re really flew to St. Augustine in a borrowed plane and returned with 25 boxes of loons which had been saved from an oil spill in the Atlantic. Some of them are recovering in a 32-by-16-foot tank Heath has had built for swimming and diving birds. “I try to give them about as perfect conditions environmentally as I can duplicate,” he said. C. R. Post Office Seeks Bids on Three Stations Bids for the conduct of three postal .stations whose present contracts expire June 30 will be accepted until lf) a m. Friday, according to Postmaster C’.J. Seda. Soda has announced that contracts will be awarded for postal stations in the following areas: Third avenue and First street SW, Wilson avenue and Bowling street SW and Oakland road and Thirty-second street NE. The contractor will be required to furnish space in a business establishment convenient to the public and to provide clerical staff able to handle postal services. Also to be provided by the contractor are utilities, ail equipment and a $5,000 security bond. Soda said postal service at the station must, at the minimum, be available from noon to 9 p m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. However, he added, consideration will be given to bidders offering the greatest number of operating hours. I Information relative to bid forms and procedures may be obtained from the Post Office finance manager, room 104 in the main office. The telephone number is 366-2411, extension 452. Meets Giscard PARIS (AP) — Senator Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) senate majority leader, met with President-elect Valery Giscard D’Es-taing for half an hour Saturday. Killian’s Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City OPEN TUESDAY UNTIL 9:00 PM ions Beauty Shop Special HAIRCUT SHAMPOO PERMANENT AND SET All for Only 12.50 SPECIAL GOOD MAY 28 THRU JUNE 5 Treat yourself to a new and exciting look for Summer. Save money and come out ahead on good look*! A new hairdo can make a world of difference. Take advantage of this special offerl FROST SPECIAL ONLY 16.50 Beauty Salon Downtown; 364-1419 Lindale Plaza: 393-8221