Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 28, 1974, Page 8

Cedar Rapids Gazette

May 28, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa U.S. Must Keep By Jerry Mursener DES MOINES (UPI) — Gov. Robert D. Ray said Monday the United States must demonstrate it can keep its word “whenever and wherever it is made” if diplomatic relations with Red China are to improve. 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 relations and that “the United States will have to have some patience, too.’’ The governor said the “possibility 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 countries.” said Ray, who reviewed his trip during a 45-minute news conference lie also presented newsmen with acupuncture needles he received in China. The governor said he is convinced the United States cannot proceed in the international field without coming to some type of friendly relationship 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 bury their heads in the sand but it is better to understand those differences than to turn your back and ignore them and wait for a confrontation." Ile said, however, the Chinese are still suspicious of the United States’ objectives and many officials wanted to talk off the record to the governors. “I, of course, will honor that, but the U. S. has to prove it has no designs on expansion,” said Ray. “We know that; they don’t. Good Reasons “These people have been suspicious oxer the years with some very good reasons at times.” In addition. Ray said, he believes the Chinese “want to trod very slowly” in furthering relations and added he does not foresee tourism opening up rapidly. The governor said he believes additional exchange delegations such as the one in which he took part xviii become more frequent and that a number of Chinese officials indicated a desire to visit the Midwest and Iowa to examine agricultural developments. Ray said the Chinese, who prohibited the governors from taking pictures freely, were a proud people hut “mostly they do not xvant pictures taken of their primitive agricultural methods. They are very cognizant of their agricultural methods.” Campaign Trail Joint Appearance by Gubernatorial Hopefuls DES MOINES - The three candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor are to make what is expected to be their last joint appearance Saturday evening before the state Democratic New Frontier din lier here. State Democratic Chairman Tom Whitney, Des Moines, announced the dinner will be at 7:30 p m. Saturday at the Fort Des Moines hotel following a reception scheduled for 6 Members of Iowa’s Democratic congressional delegation also are scheduled to attend fund-raising dinner. .X • -—  *v * v; ■    I J    ^ jj  -    rn    ..w,    I *-■ *uj;.MTS# , *Y \ ■ • \V*v, -r.oh! -\ ,\Tyx -    .    V,    *    •    I I _ \    »    x    ■ •* A Taste of London in Amana -Photo by Tm! Heinie, Middle Amana A double-deck bus from London is fast becoming a familiar sight in the Amana villages as part of the rapidly growing tourist trade in the colonies. The bus has been in service on the streets of London and was shipped by freighter to Norfolk, Va., end delivered to the Marvin Smith family, Middle Amana, its new owners, by two Englishmen. The bus makes a grand tour of the colonies at 9:30 a.m., including a meal stop. In the afternoon, a trip will be made through all seven villages 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. Boone Supper Club Damaged by Blaze ROONE (UPI) - Fire officials the Monday estimated damage at $20,000 from a blaze that caused I***    ■    vmt    ~    . extensive damage to the Tic-Toc Whale Killing: Russian Supper club in downtown Boone, Goods Boycott Asked Lire Chief Jack Mustaphaj D E S MOINES (UPI) — said the fire started in the kitch-Members of the Des Moines en at the rear of the restaurant Audubon Society have ex- an(j spread to the roof of the pressed doubt whether a boycott | to struc| However. of Russian goods until the .    .    • country stops killing whales1 said the cause of the fire was would be very effective.    n°l known. However, the group said a    - boycott of Japan which main- 'It. Vernon Graduation tains a large volume of trade MT. VERNON — Roxanne with the Inned States may Conlin. assistant Iowa attorney wo,k    : general, will speak at Mf.. Ver- The National Audubon Sod-1 non high school commencement ety, of which the Des Moines! exercises on Saturday. The prochapter is an affiliate, is asking gram xviii begin at 8 p m. in the its members to boycott mer- high school gymnasium. Eighty-; chants that deal with the two four seniors xviii graduate, countries and also write them informing the merchants of the reason for the boycott. The society said that both Russia and Japan have resisted the International Whaling Com-,„ lt .    . . mission, the supervisory body y AssociatedPress Five persons were killed on Des Moines Man, Two Others Missing in Canada ATIKOKAN, Ont. (AP) - A Des Moines man and his brother are missing in Quetico provincial park. Ontario. Canada. and presumed drowned. Canadian authorities said Tuesday. The brothers, Robert Warren. 21, a Drake university student, and William Warren. 28. Minneapolis, failed to return as expected from a canoe trip in the park The park s southern boundary 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, accompanied 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 information 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 officers, Hughs also was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and was to appear in magistrate’s court on that charge. Deputies Probe Theft From Maintenance Shed IOWA CITY - Tho Johnson count y sheriff's department Tuesday was investigating the theft of 292 gallons of gasoline, a quantity of diesel fuel oil and a large number of tools and pumps stolen from a county maintenance shed in Fry town. Frytown is located in Johnson county near the Washington county line. The theft xvas 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. < TR AO*! Five Die in Iowa Holiday Traffic — UPI T#l«>hoto Mrs. Robert D. Ray, wife of Iowa s governor, chats with nursery school children during the Rays' recent trip to China. The Rays, along with five other governors, returned from the ten-day trip Sunday. supervisory for the w haling industry, which I has ordered a moratorium on whale killing. Due to the heavy pressure of the whaling industry, eight whale species are listed as in danger of extinction. 53 Bills Signed Into Law by Ray: 43 Remain DES MOINES (AP) - Gov. 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 bills 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 39 days from the May 4 legislative adjournment to complete action on the measures. Ray signed the 53 bills late Monday and early Tuesday. section law that many people feel is completely unconstitutional. The Iowa supreme court has already ruled three of the statutes dealing with obscenity and lewdness unconstitutional because of vagueness. The new law is aimed primarily at keeping obscene materials away from minors. The measure eliminating county school systems is designed to give handicapped children in all sections of the state an equal chance tor special education classes. It eliminates the systems now charged with special education, and replaces them with area education agencies using the same boundaries as area community The new obscenity law is de- colleges. signed to replace the current 13-1 The act reorganizing the state s 22 professional and occupational and licensing boards is designed to place lay person on all except the board to license lawyers. Other bills feigned included measures: To prohibit sex discrimination in housing. To appropriate money to repair and restore the Terrace Hill Mansion as a mu-eum and governor’s mansion and to allow the current governor s mansion to be sold for reconstruction funds. To give a tax break to Iona’s only brewery—Pickett's of Dubuque 30 YEARS AGO — American troop* landed at Biak island in the Sehoutens and battled their way toward airfields that would base Allied planes for assaults on the Philippines. Cedar Rapids Emergency Numbers Ambulance.........366-7654 FBI..........402/348-1210 Fire............... 398-5343 Highway Patrol ....364-5171 After Hours  363-5629 Police............. 398-5353 Sheriff.............398-3521 (Clip and carr/ rn /our billfold) Iowa’s streets and highways during the 1974 Memorial day holiday weekend. George Morey, 76, Winterset. was killed Sunday when he was struck while crossing a Winierset street by a motorcycle driven by Don Griswold, 19, Winterset, authorities said Flora Freel. 81, Ames, was killed Saturday when she was struck on an Ames street by a car driven by Tony Gaetano, Ames, police said. Donald (Kidding, 21, Bancroft, was killed Saturday when his motorcycle and a car driven by Thomas Eis-chen, 20, Algona, collided. Kossuth count y authorities said. The accident occurred on a county gravel road near Wesley. Linda White. 21, East Moline, 111,, was killed Saturday in a one-car crash on interstate 80 near Newton when the car In which she was riding struck a guard rail and Hipped onto its top, Jasper county officers said. The driver of the car, Reuben Zaragosa, 21, Silvis, 111., and two other passengers, Armand Galleja. 21, and Javier Pena, both of Fast Moline, IIL, were hospitalized. A truck driver, Lavelle Sterner, 37, Covina, Calif., and a passenger, Steven Sterner, 28, also of Covina, were injured when their truck struck another truck which had slowed near the overturned 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, Waterloo. 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, police said The driver of that car, Clarence Knox, 56, Waterloo, was not injured, but he was charged with drunk driving, police said. Need a new driveway or patio? You can get it now with a low-cost Merchants National Home Improvement Loan. Merchants National Bank iii LAST 3 DAYS While Sale DACRON PILLOWS K<*#. 1.98 4‘acli, now ... 2 J 7 armstrong domestics FOURTH FLOOR I I -.I U' ii Im* • r.s lr* V Ty -WI: I » • * ;

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