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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 Cedar Rapids and Marion to prepara- tion of u brochure for worldwide distribution were discussed Fri- day at a meeting of ithc Mid- America Bicentennial commis- sion. A primary goal of thu mission within the next few weeks will be to crystallize 'plans and sel priorities, Robert B. Faxon, acting chairman, said jn a session in the commission Offices in Peoples bank. Mrs. Russell Prince, chair- 3nan of the horizons section, Jeporled her committee has 'jpeen "brainstorming" a number ;of ideas for centennial-related Developments in parks and 'other sites. The horizons section ,ivas established to provide con- tinuing programs or projects jhat would last beyond the 1976 year. 1; 'Human Value' Officials of Cedar Rapids and are serving on Mrs. 'Prince's committee, which also js probing projects "involving 'human values and education" in to physical aspects. Robert Vernon, chairman of festival section, said his ;group will be selecting chair- men for activities in industry, commerce and farming. The group hopes to foster special meetings of company boards of Directors and similar programs .Hie centennial year. The commission's major which Project Director Jtobert M. L. Johnson said has Jeen listed in recent publica-i ;lions of both the state and na- bicentennial administra- tions, is "Invite the World To Mid-America in 1976." also priest Contacts Made Some contacts already have ieen made, or are in the of being made, in Italy, and Switzerland. "When we have a Definite schedule of some events have developed a program ior housing, we will develop a irochure which can be made Established fn'l8B3 by The Gazette Co. Vana published dallv and Sunday at 500 VThlrd ave. SE, Cedar Roplds, Iowa 52406. Second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates bv carrier 95 cents a --week. By moll: Night Edition and Sunday" 6' issues S3.75 a month. S39.00 a year: Af- tornoon Editions and Sunday 7 Issues 33.85 a month, S40.00 a vear. Other states i. and U.S. territories a year. No Mail Subscriptions accepted In areas having .Gazette carrier service. available to travel agencies, embassies and other apprnpri- ate places throughout the Faxon said. Philip Morris of Marion is working on a project lo encour- age the flying of flags through- out the centennial year. It would involve not only wider use of the U. S. flag but also the flying of the flags of other nations, par- ticularly when visitors from those nations are in Cedar Rapids and Marion. Morris currently is working with the Cedar Ra'pids Board 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 Symbioncse Liberation Army members killed in a Shootout with police was eulogized by a priest on Saturday as a "dear, honest, sincere who, like Christ, died for what she be- lieved in. More than 200 persons attend- ed 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 fa- ther, Lawrence DeAngelis, and her aunt, Ann DeFranco. The Rev. Frank Citro, who met Mrs. Atwood through the church's Catholic Youth Organi- zation 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 Father Citro said. At (he 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." -The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republicatlon of all the local news printed In this news- paper as well as all AP news dispatches. Too many bikes and not enough riders? Sell the extra ones with a Classified Ad! Dial 398-8234. Young Couple Dedicate Lives To Aiding Sick, Injured Birds HEDINGTON SHORES, Fla. (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 to saving .sick and injured birds and re- turning them to the environ- ment. Ralph Heath was just out of college, a graduate of the Uni- versity of South Florida with a degree in pre-med zoology. His wife, Linda, lacked one quarter of obtaining her de- gree in zoology. Walking within a stone's throw of the Gulf of Mexico, they came on a young cor- morant struggling with a bro- ken wing. They took it to a ve- terinarian 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 orga- nization which now houses 350 injured and sick birds, with hundreds more already reco- vered and released back into the wild. "That's the way we got 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 seyen-day-a- week job. Most of the injured birds are victims of cruelly and many fall victim to fish hooks and monofilament fish- ing line." Heath pointed to a duck flopping along the ground to- ward 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 circula- tion 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 [he get-away case for beauty 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 Cedar Rapldn Downtown Stroot Floor, Umlalc Plain, Iowa Cltyt Mall Shopplno Cantor Killians about 05 brown pelicans, which are on the list of endan- gered species. And the Heaths arc keeping a special watch on one pair which have mated ami are nesting on two eggs. Heath said as far as he had been able to find out it is the first lime pelicans have mated in captivity, and the eggs are due lo hatch any day. Heath gives frequent lec- tures in the area, charging no fee but using any donations to help finance the sanctuary. Donations are its sole means of support. a Month He feeds the birds a mix- ture 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 per month. "You have to feed them good food. 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 Heath said. He said the purpose of the sanctuary is four-fold res- cue, repair, recuperation and release. A telephone call from a nearby fishing pier of an egret in trouble in the wind- swept water sent Heath spcedr ing to the area. But he was loo late, the bird had already been washed out of sight. "That's really too 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 dan- gerous 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 emerg- ing 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- cently flew to St. Augustine in a borrowed plane and re- turned with 25 boxes of loons which had been saved from an oil spill in the Atlantic. Some of them arc recover- ing in a 32-by-lC-foot tank Heath has had built for swim- ming and diving birds. "I try to give them about as perfect conditions environ- mentally as i can he said. C.R. Post Off ice Seeks Bids on Three Stations Bids for (he conduct of three lostal stations whose present expire June 30 will >e accepted until 10 a.m. Fri- day, according to Postmaster 2.J. Seda. Seda has announced that con- Tacts will be awarded for pos- ,al stations in the following areas: Third avenue and First street SW, Wilson avenue and Bowling street SW and Oakland and Thirty-second street NE. The contractor will be re- quired to furnish space in a business establishment conve- nient to the public and to pro- vide clerical staff able to handle postal services. Also to be provided by the contractor are utilities, all equipment and a securily bond. Seda 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, consider- ation will be given, to bidders of- fering the greatest number ol operating hours. Information relative to bic forms and procedures may be obtained from the Post Office fi nance manager, room 104 in the main office. The telephone number is 366-2411, extension 452. 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