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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                10 The RapMs Gutttt: Tfcus., I. 1S74 Tasty New Twist Putting a new twist on a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Elliott Kelly, 3, of Chicago bites through a licorice whip during the National Confectioners' Association's convention in Chicago. Some candy manufacturers and suppliers attended the convention that ended Wednesday. UPI Tclcohoto A China Diary Markets Abound With Variety EDITORS NOTE: This is the fourth part in a day-to-day account of (he recent trip to China by a group of American governors that was written for United Press Internationally Mrs. Robert D. Roy, wife of Iowa's governor. Mrs. Kay kept a daily account of (he governor's trip to convey some of her experiences and observations to (owans. Her comments ore taken from her diary, as she wrote them for UPI. By Mrs. Robert D. Ray Written for UPI. Wednesday, May 22. Left Changsha at a.m. Drove into the mountains to visit Mao's birthplace. The drive was through rice fields and tea plantations. This is the chief rice- producing province and the workers were in the fields plowing and planting. The roads were crowded with all kinds of carts being pulled by bicycles and by people on foot, especially by old people. The loads appear so heavy and I don't know how they do it. Many carts were filled with large rocks, dirt or coal. The terrain here is hilly; the soil is deep red. Hogs were being hauled to market, one or two at a time, on wood carts that were being pushed by hand. The animals did a lot of squealing. Each member of a peasant family can have one pig from the state to raise at their home. Mao's birthplace is interesting since he apparently takes pride in his humble beginnings, yet, this is a larger house than any we have seen in China. Mao was born in 1893 and lived there until he was 16 years old. I was impressed by the fact that there was a separate room that served as a kitchen. Also there was an upstairs. All the floors are clay or cement. Food Plentiful We had lunch at a guest house near Mao's home. Many of the foods were strange and had no English interpretation. At one time, I counted 10 different dishes of food on the table. The waitresses are constantly changing the trays and plates for another round of food. It's hard to believe we arc served all of this in a classless society. We hurried to the airport. No chance to take any farm pictures and now I'm beginning to think that there never will be time. Many times we have asked to take a certain picture. The Chinese never say they just say "No time" or "Maybe later." After a quick orange soda and-or tea and a cool wash cloth to wipe our hands and faces, we took off for Shanghai. It sounds as if we drink a lot of tea, but most of the time we leave before the tea cools enough to drink. And the soda is different enough that one sip will do. Iced tea would taste so good but ice is a scarcity. Arrived in Shanghai and drove to the hotel the same hotel as before. Attend Ballet That evening we attended the performance of a revolu- tionary ballet called tue "White Haired We enjoyed it very much. The ballet centered around the theme of the bad landlord and the people's struggle to free themselves from such tyrants all accomplished by the Revolutionary army of Chairman Mao. Buster Brown Declares open feat on on Fun-loving sandals have wide open -pacos in all the right places in Busier Brown quality lhal means these sandals can take it and give a growing loot the fit it needs. In White or Tan. First Floor In sizes 5-8 In sizes 9-4 S6 '7 After the ballet we left the auditorium before the rest of the audience and our cars were waiting outside the door. Programs .'with an English synopsis were given to us before we left for the performance. Thursday, May 23, Shanghai Governor Evans of Washington state, Bob and I were the only ones to get up early and walk through the farmers market at a.m. It was a warm morning with a little haze that the sun soon burned off. It was well worth waking early to see the thousands of people buying baskets of meat, vegetables, eggs, fish, etc. All of the foods were carried either by hand or in a little basket or nets. Many would be waking down the street with chunks of raw meat in their hands. Everything was put in the same container so I'm sure the fish aroma penetrated all foods. Unusual Variety The variety was amazing. They sold the dried pig skins, the pig tails; big sharks were lying on the cement with fins already cut off, and goose and pigeon eggs were for sale. Also preserved eggs rolled in mud and wood shavings. Buns and bread were being fried in large pots of boiling oil. All kinds of vegetables were available. Pork more plentiful than beef. There was a station available at the market place where consumers could have their purchases checked for ac- curate weight or price. Next, we toured the Industrial Exhibition hall. It was an enormous and beautiful building erected by the Russians and given to the Chinese, but that's something they don't talk about now. We saw industrial machines that were built in Shanghai, and some farm machinery. However, we did not see much ac- tually being used on the farms. In the arts, crafts and science section, we saw acupuncture equipment and a fascinating short film showing open heart surgery using acupuncture as the anesthetic. Music Students In the afternoon, we visited the Children's Palace. Young- sters that were our hosts and hostesses met us with a friendly, "How do you do" in English and took us by the hand to have tea and inform us about the palace before we toured it. The palace is open from 3-5 everyday and they have 800 children there at a time. They must come on a scheduled basis since they do not have room for all children of the district. The boys and girls average 11 to 13 years old. First, we visited the children who were learning to play the violin. Thtir performance was amazing. They played beau- tifully and without written music. They practice two hours a day at home and have two lessons at the palace two or three times a week. Undoubtedly, we were shown the advanced students and everything was planned for us to see. This was especially ap- parent when we watched them build radios, electric table lamps and model airplanes from blueprints. The children's chorus sang: "Last night we dreamt of Chairman Mao" and other revolutionary songs that were now beginning to sound familiar. BAUMHOEFENER NURSERY Large Potted Petunias Yellow Boston Daisies Mums (All Colors) Geraniums (All Colors) UVDDIR IDIC Large Pot In Foil Bloom HlDKIU IKlO All colors Mulch your garden before summer Peat Mulch Redwood Bark Manure MON.-FRI. 8 to 5 SAT. 9 to 4 SUN. 9 to Noon 4241 Johnson Avenue N.W. Hoxt to Hoover School 363-8219 Society for Women Features Graham, PQst Reporters Win Award LOS ANUEI.'iS (UPI) Katharine (Inihum, publisher of the Washington Post, ant two Post who ex- posed the Wa lertjate scandals were awarded the United Aulii Workers' (UAW) social justice award Wednesday. Mrs. Graham accepted her award plaque! and those for reporters Carf Bernstein and Robert Woodward. "Against heavy pressures from the most powerful figures in government, the three of you fearlessly insisted on the people's right tin know the ugly facts of Watergate and its af- termath. Your service to the public prevented ia band of evil men from escaping public scrutiny and prosecution for blatant attempts to> undermine the bill of rights and erode our precious the HAW said. Golf Town House Mrs. Dick North was hostess at Wednesday's event.. Winners were: Mrs. Dale Flitsch, first; Mrs. David Arvizu, second, and Mrs. Marje Seatrom, third. Mrs. Fred Fislier won the day's prize. Ellis There were 80 members and uests participating in guest day Wednesday. Guest w.inners vere: Mrs. Les Meewes, Mrs. ieland Burns and Mrs. Richard Hancox. Members vbo flight winners were: Mrs. Arlen Blank, cf.iam- lionship; Mrs. Harold La.vher and Mrs. Forest Ainswortir, A; John Jacobs and Mlrs. Charles Barta, B; Mrs. Arlene Jabillus and Mrs. Gilbert Knott, C, and Miss Grace tchingham, D. Mrs. Brian Arisen was medalist. Mrs. Babillus and Mrs. Richard .prau had birdies. Approaches vere sunk by Mrs. Barta and Urs. Dave Smith. Mrs. lad an eagle. Hostesses for the event were: The Mmes. Carl Jadger, Harlan Leichsenring, Richard Spacek and Harold orgensen. Jones Guest day is Tuesday with uncheon following at the River oavilion, Ellis park, at If not contacted for reservations, all Mrs. Lee Shonka, 364-8994. Mary Clements Is the Bride of Edward Biggart Marriage vows were repeat- ed Wednesday by Mary I.inda I'lements. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Clements of Springviile, and Edward Lee 3K3 F avenue NW The ceremony look place at the home of Magistrate Glen Barrwho officiated. Following, a reception for 150 guests was given at the Springville Legion hall. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kulm of Savant Lake, Ontario, Canada. The bride chose a gown of pale pink organza over taffeta styled with a scoop neckline and a full skirt in pink, blue and yellow flocked floral print. A jeweled comb headpiece held her shoulder-length veil and she wore a lavender orchid corsage. Attending her sister as maid of honor was Phyllis Marie Clements of Springviile and best man was William Nost. Flower girls were Lisa Lynn Clements and Teresa Biggart and Kerrie and Christopher Biggart were ringbearers. All are children of the couple. The maid of honor's gown of lavender crepe was fashioned with a scoop neckline and short puff sleeves. She wore a satin IKIW headpiece and carried a single pink Cymbidium orchid. Thr chasf and the Wisi'imsm Dells fur Ihrir veilrlim' trip On return they will make their home at the F avenue address. The bride was graduated from Kirkwood Community college and is presently employed by Frank's Place in Springullc. Tht> bridegroom attended that sallU KlIllKl .il.ll I 'i 1 oH'randic Hallway Co Patricia Spieker Wed in Virginia ALEXANDRIA, VA. Pa- tricia M. Spieker of Washing- ton, D.C., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Spieker, 3116 Bowling street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was married Friday to Norman G. Stamp III, of Alexandria. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman G. Stamp II, of Anderson, S.C. The couple will reside in Alexandria. Both are employed by the Airline Pilots Assn. in Washington, D.C. The bride attended Clanke college and Coe college. The bridegroom was graduated from William Carry college, Hattiesburg, Miss. Bridge Bob's Club Winners in a Mitchell movement game played Wed- lesday evening at at the YWCA are: North-south Tom Hare and Clyde Nowlin, first, and George Peterson and Ken larstad, second; east-west 5e Vere Hirt and Michael 
                            

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