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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Kapids Gazetle; Sun., July 14, 197- Million Comes on One Day By Strat Uouthat I.OfiAX, W. V.i. 'API This small town in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields lays claim to the startling sta- tistic: li leads the ir.aion in per capita retail sales. In sim- ple language, this means that on the average the merchants sell more goods to its 3.300 residents rounding areas than do their counterparts in much larger and far more celebrated mer- chandising jneccas across the country. Ho'.v much more is truly staggering. According to Charles "Chi- li" Falls, head of the Logan Chamber of Commerce, the city's merchants take in ap- proximately million a year a figure that to more than per resi- dent. The national average, according to the U. S. Bureau of the Census, is about S2.7UU. A spokesman for the busi- ness division of the census bureau says that while to his knowledge no current per ca- pita retail list is available. Fall's figures "are superhigh'' and well could lead the nation. How is .such a thing possible in an area long thought to be economically depressed'.' There are two obvious major reasons and several mitigat- ing factors. First, the coal fields are booming. Spurred by last fall's oil crisis, the revived demand for coal has the in- dustry going full blast. The second reason is best illustrated by a contemporary phenomenon that has come to be known locally as "Cheek Dav." This is the day, usually Sisters of Mercy List Centennial Year Plans the (bird of each month, that more than million comes Howling into the county fiom the U.S. government and the I' n i t e d Mine Workers of America. The tiiia! wave of dollars comes in the form of checks: Social security, black lung and minor's 1'is- iributed equally, i'. would men, women and chil- dren who reside in Logan county. J5.1HXI of them in !he immediate Logan area. Hard behind this rr.or.ihly wave of money comes a pre- dictable orgy of spending. It begins immediately as the re- cipients of this annual mil- lion windfall are lured into Logan's shops and stores by their own consummate desires and a rash of well-timed sales. On any given check day, a crowd can be seen forming on the sidewalk outside the Na- tional Bank of Logan shortly i after 8 a.m. Some of the peo- The Sisters of Mercy will be- gin observance of the centen- nial year of their coming to Cedar Rapids, July A Mass, dinner, and com- memorative program for mem- bers of the congregation will I mark the opening ceremonies, j Throughout the year social and MM of Pau religious events will be held Sacred the pres- ent motherhduse of the Sisters of Mercy, jind in each of the the New Sacred Heart Convent, 1125 Prarie Drive. The Sisters of Mercy now num- ber more than 200 members who engage in education, health care, and social work in Iowa, Minnesota and Montana. cities where the Sisters work. The first Sisters of Mercy in Cedar Rapids came from Dav- enport on July 22, 1875. at the request of the Rev. Clement Lowry, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish. The original group of three Sisters began teaching at the newly-construct- ed St. Joseph's Academy on Third avenue and Seventh street, the present site of the North- western Bell Telephone Co. In 1881, when the diocese of Davenport was established sep- arately from me archdiocese of Dubuque, the Cedar Rapids com- munity became independent of the Davenport Mercy commu- nity and officially established its motherhouse in Cedar Rap- ids. In 1906 the Sisters bought Mound Farm, the Judge George Greene estate, the present site of Sacred Heart Convent. The Greene mansion and its 1909 ad- dition were replaced in 1964 by For Victim's Sons JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Joseph Skapyak's punishment for manslaughter is to pay a month for the three sons of the man he killed. Circuit Judge Cliff Shepard put Skapyak, 50, on 10 years probation on condition he pay child support. Skapyak pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaugh- ter in the Jan. 6 death of Larry Eugene Roe of Palatka. Skapyak was ordered to pay S50 a month support for each'of Roe's twin 14-year-old boys and another la month to a 10- year-old son until they are 18. Shepard said Roe's widow is ivorking as a housekeeper in a lospital at Iron Mountain. Mich. Asst. State Atty. Julian F. Broome said Roe was giving in- formation to police about 'an ac- cident in which he was involved ivhen Skapyak's car came on the scene at a high speed and struck Roe. Drive Safely Sun., Mon., Tues. Irregulars Bath Towels Reg. 1.57 THREE-SPEED 20" BREEZE BOX FAN REG. 16.97 97 ii 4 Doyi Only For cool breezes all sum- mer! Remove stole air. Keep comfortable! 3 speeds for the degree of coolness you want. Ra- toryiwitch. Safely guard. Stands on Moor or table. Peanuts Reg. PAPER PLATES 100O. Paper Plates Reg. 69e 58 COLORFULLY ENAMELED 2-QT. TEA KETTLES 2.27 Reg. 2.88 4 Doyi Add new Interast lo your kitchen! kettles in 3 charming American" designs, alumm-jm with enamel fintih. Weekday. Kresge's Lindale Plaza Sun. Ili30-Si00 pie standing outside the bank are clutching as many as three cheeks totalling up- wards of Bv ill oVlork. thi1 si.'-.vts a n d store.-; are jammod. Logan is between a mountain and a river and parking is ah1, avs a' a premium: on check days park- ing -spaces are .simply nenex- A Mardi (.iras atmosphere envelops tho city. Traffic is bumper 10 bumper and .-hop- pers laden with packages. shout back and aero.-s Stratlon and Main streets. Lo- gan's two major thorough- fares. "You observed a re- tired Logan nierilitiiu as he surveyed the bustling Slratton street crowd, "1 believe it's eyen better now than it was back before the machines took all the jobs in the mines. At least it's better up until about the middle of the month; things begin to die down about then." Europorama July 24 The Linn County Peace Officers' Assn. will sponsor Europorama July 2-1 at Hawkeye Downs. Europorama h an aerial highwire show which runs for two hours. Persons interested in purchasing -tickets in advance can call 363-8118. Family tick- ets are Tickets for those under 16 are Roger Donegan, 1606 Twelfth avenue SW, is president of the group. Open Monday urn. SMULEKOFF'S Third Avenue at First Street SE In Downtown Cedar Rapids Open A Smulekoff's Budget Account Take Months To Pay Your transaction is a private, confidential one at Smu- lekoff's. Your account stays with the store, is never sold to a finance company. Carpet Floor, South. Doorside Parking. All Top Quality Carpet, All From Famous Makers Aldon, Armstrong, Karastan, Mohawk, Wunda Weve Antron, DuPont 501 Nylon, Kodel, Cumu- loft Nylon, Dacron Nylon Piles. Shags, Plushes, Sheared, Textures, Loop Weaves, Tweeds and Kitchen Carpet. For wall-to-wall carpeting or room size rugs. Smulekoff's Carpet Department, first floor, south, is clearing out dis- continued patterns and colors. Rolls, part rolls and rem- nants. Now is your chance to carpet or recarpet at an economical cost. You save 30 to 50 percent during our sale. All items subject to prior sale. ALL FIRST QUALITY CARPET This is just a sampling from our huge selection of styles and colorations in many piles, multitude of textures and all drastically reduced for our gigantic July carpet clearance. DuPont 501 Nylon Pile. Dacron Pile. Cumuloft Nylon Pile. Best Buys Save during this sale Compare at to Sq. Yd. Now You Can Buy It In Smulekoff's July Clearance Sole For Only Antron Pile Dacron Pile Nylon Pile Compare at to Sq. Yd. Now in Smulekoff's July Clearance Sale you can buy it for only Sq. Yd. Dacron Pile. DuPont 501 Nylon Pile. Cumuloft Nylon Pile. True Values During This Sale Compare at to Sq. Yd. Now You Can Buy It In Smolekoff's Clearance Sale For Only Kodel Pile. Dacron Pile. DuPont 501 Nylon Pile. Compare at to Sq. Yd. Now You Can Buy It In Smulekoff's July Clearance Sale For Only Hurry! Buy Genuine Armstrong Indoor-Outdoor CARPET Please Bring Your Room Measurements SMULEKOFF'S   

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