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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids C.azette: Tues., May 28. 1974 U.S. Must Keep Word: Ray By Jerry Mursener DES MOINES (UPI) Gov. Robert D. Ray said Monday the United States must dem- onstrate it can keep its word "whenever and wherever it is made" if diplomatic relations with Red China are to im- prove. Ray, returning from a ten- day trip to China with five other governors, said the Chinese have indicated they want to proceed with caution in submitting diplomatic rela- tions and that "the United States will have to have some patience, too." The governor said the "pos- sibility exists" that the two nations will be able to reach a state of peaceful coexistence and that trade agreements may eventually arise out of the international relationship. Acupuncture Needles "I believe there is a sincere desire by the Chinese to have a friendship between the two said liay, who re- viewed his trip during a 45- mimite news conference. He also presented newsmen with acupuncture needles he received in China. The governor said he is con- vinced the United States can- not proceed in the interna- tional field without coming to some type of friendly rela- tionship with China. Ray said, "When you see the discipline and talents of these people. I think it would be very foolish for this country and other countries not to want to keep a normali- zation of relations." Bury Their Heads The governor also criticized persons who condemned the trip and the recent moves by the Nixon administration to renew diplomatic relations. Ray said there are ''people who burv their heads in the sand but it is better to under- stand those differences than to turn your back and ignore them and wait for a confron- tation." He said, however, the Chi- nese are still suspicious of the United States' objectives and many officials wanted to talk off the record to the gover- nors. "I, of course, will honor that, but the U. S. has to prove it has no designs on ex- said Ray. "We know that; they don't. Good Reasons "These people have been suspicious over the years with some very good reasons at times." In addition, Ray said, he believes the Chinese "want to Ired very slowly" in further- ing relations and added he does not foresee tourism open- ing up rapidly. The governor said he believes additional ex- change delegations such as the one in which he took part wilt become more frequent and that a number of Chinese officials indicated a desire to visit the Midwest and Iowa to examine agricultural develop- ments. Ray said the Chinese, who prohibited the governors from taking pictures freely, were a proud people but "mostly they do not want pictures taken of their primitive agricultural methods. They are very cog- nizant of their agricultural methods." Campaign Trail Joint Appearance by Gubernatorial Hopefuls DES MOINES The three andidates for the Democratic lomination for governor are to nake what is expected to be lieir last joint appearance Sat- rday evening before the state Democratic New Frontier din- ier here. State Democratic Chairman Whitney, Des -Moines, an- lounced the dinner will be at :30 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Des Moines hotel following a eception scheduled for 6. Members of Iowa's Democrat- c congressional delegation also re scheduled to attend the und-raising dinner. Tetephoto Mrs. .Robert D. Ray, wife of Iowa's governor, chats with nursery school children during ihe Rays' recent trip to China. The Rays, along with five other governors, returned from the ten-day trip Sunday. S3 Bills Signed Info Law by Ray; 43 Remain DES MOINES (AP) Gov.j Robert Ray has signed 53 bills into law, including measures to rewrite Iowa's obscenity law, eliminate county school systems and reorganize professional and occupational licensing boards. The governor had 96 bills awaiting his signature when he returned Sunday from Red China. They were hills passed in[ the last few days of the 1974 legislature which had not yet been sent the governor's office when he left on the tour. The governor has 30 days from the May 4 legislative ad- journment to complete action on the measures. Ray signed the 53 bills late Monday and early Tuesday. The new obscenity law is de- signed to replace the current 13- section law that many people feel is completely unconstitu- tional. The Iowa supreme court has already ruled three of the stat- utes dealing with obscenity anc lewdness unconstitutional be- cause of vagueness. The new law is aimed pri marily at keeping obscene ma terials away from minors. The measure eliminating ;tate's 22 professional and oc- cupational and licensing boards s designed to place lay person on all except the board to li cense lawyers. Other bills signed includec measures: To prohibit sex discrimination in housing. To appropriate money to re pair and restore the Terraci Hill Mansion as a museum am governor's mansion and to the current governor's mansio to be sold for reconstructio funds. To give a lax break to Iowa' only of Du buque. A Taste of London in Amana Whale KiSling: Russian Goads Boycott Asked DES MOINES (UPI) Members of the Des Moines Audubon Society have ex- iressed doubt whether a boycott )f Russian goods until the country stops killing whales vould be very effective. However, the group said a of Japan which main- ains a large volume of trade vith the United States may vork. The National Audubon Soci- ity, of which the Des Moines :hapter is an affiliate, is asking ts members to boycott mer- chants that deal with the two countries and also write them nforming the merchants of the eason for the boycott. The society said that both lussia and Japan have resisted ie International Whaling Com- mission, the supervisory body or the whaling industry, which as ordered a moratorium on fhale killing. Due to the heavy pressure of he whaling industry, eight vhale species are listed as in danger of extinction. Joone Supper Club Damaged by Blaze BOONE (UPI) Fire officials Monday estimated damage at from a blaze that caused extensive damage to the Tic-Toe Supper club in downtown Boone. Fire Chief Jack Mustapha said the fire started in the kitch- en at the rear of the restaurant and spread to the roof of the one-story structure. However, ie said the cause of the fire was not known. 30 YEARS AGO American :roops landed at Biak island in the Schoutens and battled their way toward airfields that would aase Allied planes for assaults on the Philippines. Cedar Rapids Emergency Numbers Ambulance.........366-7654 Fire...............398-5343 Highway Patrol 364-5171 After Hours......363-5629 Police.............398-5353 Sheriff.............398-3521 (Clip and carry in your, billfold) -Photo by Ted Meinie. Middle Amana A double-deck bus from London is fast becoming a familiar sight in the Amana villages as part of the rapidly grow- ing tourist trade in the colonies. The bus has been in service on the streets of London and was shipped by freighter to Nor- folk Va. and delivered to the Marvin Smith family, Middle Amana, its new owners, by two Englishmen Tho bus makes a grand tour of the colonies at a.m., including a meal stop. In the afternoon, a trip will be made through all seven vil- lages every two hours. Tours begin at the Village Winery at Amana. The picture above was taken on the bridge near the woolen mills in Amana. Alt. Vernon Graduation MT. VERNON Roxanne Conlin, assistant Iowa attorney jeneral, will speak at Mt. Ver- non high school commencement exercises on Saturday. The pro- gram will begin'at 8 p.m. in the ligh school gymnasium. Eighty- 'our seniors will graduate. Des Moines Man, Two Of hers Missing in Canada ATIKOKAN, Ont. (AP) A Des Moines man and his brother are missing in Quetico provincial park, Ontario, Can- ada, and presumed drowned, Canadian authorities said Tuesday. The brothers, Robert War- ren, 21, a Drake university student, and William Warren, 28, Minneapolis, failed to re- turn as expected from a canoe trip in the park. The park's southern bounda- ry is just north of the Min- nesota-Canada border. Ontario provincial police found debris from the brothers' canoe and some of their equipment on the shores of Basswood Lake in the park. Canadian authorities said William Warren's boss, Frank Foster, Bloomington, Minn., city planning director, accom- panied the brothers on the trip, and also is presumed dead. Charged TOLEDO Arthur R. Hughs, 56, Montour, has been charged in a county attorney's informa- tion in Tama county district court with drunk driving. He is to appear for arraignment June 5. Apprehended May 16 in Tama by Tama city police offi- cers, Hughs also was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and wa to appear in magistrate's court on that, charge. Deputies Probe Theft From Maintenance Shed IOWA CITY The Johnson county sheriff's department Tuesday was investigating the theft of 292 gallons of gasoline, a quantity of diesel fuel oil and a .arge number of tools and pumps stolen from a county maintenance shed in Frylown. Frytown is located in Johnson county near the Washington county line. The3 theft was discovered Tuesday morning. Sheriff's deputies speculated the large quantity of gasoline drained from the pump was removed in oil and gas drums also taken in the breakin. Five Die in Iowa Holiday Traffic 5y the Associated Press Five persons were killed on Iowa's streets and highways during the 1974 Memorial day holiday weekend. George Morey, 76, Winter- set, was killed Sunday when he was struck while crossing a Wimerset street by a motor- cycle driven by Don Gris- wold, 19, Winterset, authori- ties said. Flora Freel, 81, Ames, was killed Saturday when she was struck on an Ames street by a car driven by Tony Gaeta- no, Ames, police said. Donald Dudding, 21, Ban- croft, "was killed Saturday when his motorcycle and a car driven by Thomas Eis- chen, 20, Algona, collided, Kossuth county authorities said. The accident occurred on a county gravel road near Wes- ley. Linda White, 21, East Mo- line, 111., was killed Saturday in a one-car crash on inter- state 80 near Newton when the car In which she was riding struck a guard rail and flipped onto its top, Jasper county officers said. The driver of the car, Reu- ben Zaragosa, 21, Silvis, 111., and two other passengers, Armand Galleja, 21, and Jav- ier Per.a, both of East Moline, 111., were hospitalized. A truck driver, LaVelle Sterner, 37, Covina, Calif., and a passenger, Steven Ster- ner, 28, also of Covina, were injured when their truck struck another truck which had slowed near the over- turned car, authorities said. The driver of the first truck and the occupants of a car which struck the Sterner truck in the chain-reaction collision were not injured, officers said. Gordon Wagner, 46, Water- loo, was killed Saturday when the car in which he was riding went out of control and struck a utility pole in the parking lot of a Waterloo tavern, po- lice said. The driver of that car, Clar- ence Knox, 56, Waterloo, was not injured, but he was charged with drunk driving, police said. county school systems is de- signed to give nandicapped chil- dren in all sections of the state an equal chance for special edu- charged with special education, ucation agencies using the same boundaries as area community colleges. The act reorganizing the wayne en who ...he9s electric Need a new driveway or patio? You can get it now with a low-cost Merchants National Home Improvement Loan. Merchants National Bank LAST 3 DAYS White Sale DACRON PILLOWS Reg. 4.98 each, now... ARMSTRONG DOMESTICS FOURTH FLOOR   

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