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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., July 25, 1974 DOT: Amtrak Study Is Proposed Turn Knidiliiij; A.MKS In first m o o t i n newly fornu'd Iowa of Transnorialiiin of expanded Amtrak passen- ger train service in pos- sibly to include (.Vilar Rapids. The propo-ei! !ii ihf DOT by 1'au'l Uoitman. director of the railroad divi- sion of tiu1 cumnii'ive commission. lloitman the i-ommis- sioners Amtrak would be re- quired to add rail service if Markflin" Study jier ;iTui'e across liie is a route which runs in Iowa from Burl- ington to Pacific- Junction. Fort Madison Stop a stop at Fort Madison. Ueitman Wednesday listed four possible routes which should be considered. Tile i.ne through Cedar Rapids would be over North Western tracks, beginning in Clinton and running on to Ames and Omaha. A five-man delegation from Cedar Rapids is scheduled to tiie meet with Ihe under sec- rotary of the I'.S. department of transportation Aug. 20 to advocate such a route. From C.R. Included in the group will be Robert Faxon, executive of the Chamber of Commerce; Bill Fletcher, fist vice-president; Joseph Hladky, jr.; George Davis of the AAA, and Mayor Donald t'anncy. Other possible rail runs sug- gested by Heitman Wednes- day would go from Davenport, through DCS Moines, to Omaha; a third from Sabula, and a fourth from Dubuque to Sioux Citv. Gross: "Army of Regulators" Third Derailment Near Fairfield THIS DRAWING of TWO women by William Glackens h in an exhibition ol small art objects "from ihe University of Iowa's permanent collection which will be shown at the U. of I. Museum of Art through Sept. 3. Slackens was an American artist who lived from 1870- 1938. IOWA CITY A group of small.cart objects from the University of Iowa's perma- nent collection is on exhibition at the U. of I. Museum of Art and will be shown through Sept. 3. Some of the works being shown have not been exhibited before at the U. of I. and others have not been shown recently. Dating from the eighth cen- tury, B.C., through 1872, the small works are varied in type and subject matter. The earliest piece included is an Amlash ceramic bull. A work by a contemporary American sculptor being shown is a lifesize plaster fragment of a girl's head and hands by George Segal. Among other works on dis- play are a (Marvin Cone oil painting, 10 Japanese prints, four Grant Wood color sketch- es for the book "Farm on the a surrealist print by Rene Magritte, a water color and lithograph by the Ameri- can abstract expressionist Mark Tobey and a Kurt Schwitters collage. Also being shown are a wa- ter color by Maurice Prender- gast, a portrait of a little girl by Pierre Auguste Renoir, a William Glackens drawing of two women, a water color by Julius Bessier and four Tan- trie water colors from India. Allornokee County. Exceeds Goal os 137 Donate Blood By EInora Robey WAUKON Allamakee countians had a new experi- ence this week when the Red Cross bloodmobile from Wa- terloo made its first trip to this community; 137 area resi- dents volunteered to donate blood. Unlil this spring, the city's hospital has had a walking blood bank. Now the Red Cross keeps a stock of five units at the hospital and re- sponds to any other demands by sending the needed blood by bus in refrigerated cases. "In those it could keep up to 18 explained Dee Carter, the nurse in charge of the Hawkeye bloodmobile unit at Waukon. "Besides this, people in this area will be eligible to receive blood through the Red Cross wherever they are hospital- ized wherever they are sent." The two-man truck crew and five nurses arrived at the First Presbyterian church be- fore 10 a.m., and as the men and local helpers carried in cases, the nurses immediately began efficiently transforming the fellowship room into a multi-stationed collection cen- ter. After Work They usually have nine "beds" but brought 12 for an anticipaled rush at near opening time and possibly an- other at Though these rushes did not ;iiid inr a while worker.-, leared their goal of 125 would not be met, a line-up appeared at the reg- istration table, bc'weei! and when men stopped after work. Tlie Waukon Jayceettes un- dertook the bloodmobile proj- ect when the hospital auxilia- ry called on them for help about five weeks ago. Concern for specific patients relatives, a child about to have open heart surgery who need blood now brought some donors. A young woman whose mother is at the univer- sity hospital was upset when she did not get past the medi- cal station. She phoned her husband to come to town to donate. Periodically while wailing for him, she brooded. "I really don't think my fainting is important. It hap- pened just three times." "Maybe now my blood pres- sure is down. I feel like going through again." "I was just excited. Maybe they'd take me now." She waved a little forlornly as her brother and sister-in-law left after having donated. A few would-be donors did not get past the station where their hemoglobin was checked. The 110-pound weight re- striction occasioned kidding among the men when a slight- ly-built friend appeared with them in line. Medical History A medical history that in- cluded any one of a number of diseases or medications could also lead to rejection. A total of 22 were not accepted. Having now had experience with requirements and with the procedure, people might be expected to come in greater numbers next year, Mrs. Carter said, indicating experience has shown this to be the pattern. "It's people helping other people, and as they see its usefulness, she said. Five local nurses and a medical technician helped. In addition, four hospital auxilia- ry members and a dozen or more Jayceettes worked, most of them until after 6 p.m. when the last donor went through the line. Five men helped unload in the morning and another group arrived to help load in the evening. The Presbyterian board had voted to donate its facilities. When no large room is avail- able, the Red Cross sets up in as many as four or five sepa- rate rooms. By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IDI'Ai Iowa's H. R. Gross may be the best known congressman in the country. His reputation of being stingy with the taxpayers' bucks has earned him a national following. At 75, Gross is still full of vim and vigor. He's one of the few congressmen who roads every word of every bill introduced. So far this session he has an- spend our way out of FAIRFIELD (APi Eleven pot taut role was that ol Bobby gressional district where they H'ker, an aide to the late Lyn-jplan to live in the summer and ('ars Ol a don Johnson when Johnson Gross says he's not freight tram derailed majority leader. Grossjwhat he will do, but hints at the east edge of ''long with Sen. John Williams i may do a little more writing. Fairfield blocking the railroad's ol Delaware triggered an inves-j The former newscaster turned tigation into Baker's activities which resulted in Baker receiv- ing a jail sentence. Through the years. Gross has politician, first elected to congress in 1948, concedes that he is leaving Washington "frus- trated and fed up with the futili- swered every one of the 393 Gross "which won't who has ork if we are to maintain this record votes and quorum calls. After more than a quarter century of service, Gross will be retiring at the close of his present term for a more leisure- ly life. The former radio newscaster from Waterloo is preoccupied with the national debt and wor- ries about the United States drifting into socialism. 'Capitalism Destroyed' In an interview Gross said the capital system in this country is being destroyed. How? "By in- 'lation, by financial instability, jy economic instability, call it what you will. "We also have a vast army of regulators prowling this country; they are swarming across this country like lice." Can the tide be turned to capi- alism? "It may be too eplied Gross because "we're oo deeply in debt. We have a form of government and thisj capitalism system which means free and private enterprise. "You can't sustain free and private enterprise without capi- he continued. "In no way do I condone abuses that have been perpetuated in the past in the name of the capital! system. However, you won't sustain free government in thisj country unless we have the in-1 csntive to private endeavor, the motivation ot the individual and championed the cause of the j ty of the place and the inability little man." This is partly be-jof congress to act." cause of his wife, Hazel, his He sees congress as holding the controls to America's fu- ture. "They (congressmen and women) can preserve this pre- cious Constitution we have and its precious freedoms. Everyone is involved, your children and R. and Hazel Gross hope to have a home in the third con- mine." mainline between Chicago and Omaha. There were no reported inju- ries and cause of the derailment which sent four cars tumbling down an embankment was under investigation. The accident was the third major derailment in Fairfield in a year. About three weeks ago a Rock Island lines freight derailed within the city limits at the same place another train left the tracks last year. Independence Revenue Sharing Shows Balance of the precious freedoms that go along with it." INDEPENDENCE A year- end report of actual federal rev- jenue sharing funds, showing a Mr. Conservative, as he of on June 30' has been called, believes the was approved by the city coun- main issue facing the country today is not Watergate, but "in- flation and the terrible menace of another depression." On the question of impeaching President Nixon, Gross said he never dreamed that he, as a congressman, would be involved net public and private debt of in the impeachment process, wo trillion, 500 billion dollars of He thinks the action to date, vhich we pay 31 billion dollars in the House Judiciary Commit- n interest a year. Only a com- jaratively few years ago we vere operating this government tee, has involved too much poli- tics. "I don't think we (house) should vote to impeach a Pres- jcil in special session Tuesday. During the last year, the city received in revenue sharing funds, with a balance of carried over from June 30, 1973. The total was spent for such major projects as the pur- chase of a new city park and a new street sweeper and exten- sive repair work at the munici- pal swimming pool, and includ- ed the allocated to the librarv fund. The council set Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. for the hearing. Bids on the repair work will be received the same night. Councilman voted to apply for federal funds to help pay the ex- pense of paving the following streets; Twelfth street NE from Fifth to Eighth avenues, Eighth ave- froni Eighth avenue NE east to the city limits. The council talked of purchas- ing laboratory equipment for testing at the waste treatment plant for a permit received from the U. S. Environmental Protection agency, as the dis- charge into the Wapsipinicon nue NE from Twelfth street river has to meet certain feder- north to the city limits, and the county home street running for purification. al requirements and guidelines on the cost of the interest on the ident for political" or capricious Tfle council did not take ac- present debt." [reasons" tion to open bids on curb repair What is the federal govern-! Fm.ptinir Wrmuf nniniF work in the business district as! scheduled. Engineers recently] ment doing about this? Print More Money "So far the answer has been o print more money and to Ferreting Wrong Doing Gross has become known for estimated cost of the project ferreting out wrong doing in j would run over compel-i government, perhaps the classic1 ling the city to hold a public! case in which he played an im-; hearing on the proposed project. Son-drols n. a variety and hardware store: at 1507 1st Avc., S.E. that has parking in the front and rear. 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