Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 25, 1974, Page 8

Cedar Rapids Gazette

July 25, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., July 25, 1974 / v \ * &&    >xs    9    ■* THIS DRAWING of two women by William Glackens is in an exhibition of small art objects from the University of Iowa's permanent collection which will be shown at the U. of I. Museum of Art through Sept. 3. Glackens was an American artist who lived from 1870-1938. ll Small Art" Display IOWA OTY - A group of small art objects from the University of Iowa’s permanent 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 tile eighth century, B.C., through 1972, the small works are varied in type and subject matter. 1 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 display are a [Marvin Cone oil painting, IO Japanese prints, four Grant Wood color sketches for the book “Farm on the Hill”, a surrealist print by Rene Magritte, a water color and lithograph by the American abstract expressionist Mark Tobey and a Kurt Schwitters collage. Also being shown are a water 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 Tantric water colors from India. I llamakee County Exceeds Goal as 137 Donate Blood By Elnora Robey WAUKON - Allamakee countians had a new experience this week when the Red Cross bloodmobile from Waterloo made its first trip to this community; 137 arca residents volunteered to donate blood. Until 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 responds to any other demands by sending the needed blood by bus in refrigerated cases. “In those it could keep up to 18 hours,” 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 hospitalized — wherever they are sent.” The two-man truck crew and five nurses arrived at the First Presbyterian church before IO 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 center. After Work They usually have nine “beds” but brought 12 for an anticipated rush at 1:30 near opening time and possibly another at 3:30. Though these rushes did not materialize and for a while workers feared their goal of 125 would not be met, a line-up appeared at the registration table between 5 and Son-drols (son’dralz), n. a variety and hardware store at 1507 1st Ave., S.E. that has parking in the front and rear. 5:30 when men stopped after work. The Waukon Jayceettes undertook the bloodmobile project when the hospital auxiliary 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 university hospital was upset when she did not get past the medical station. She phoned her husband to come to town to donate. Periodically while waiting for him, she brooded. “I really don’t think my fainting is important. It happened just three times.” “Maybe now my blood pressure 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 restriction occasioned kidding among the men when a slight ly-built friend appeared with them in line. Medical History A medical history that included 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, theySl come,” she said. Five local nurses and a medical technician helped. In addition, four hospital auxiliary 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 available, the Red Cross sets up in as many as four or five separate rooms. ULTRASONICS MOTION DETECTION • MULTI-ZONE • SPOT with the DOPPLER PRINCIPLE —.    _    ti W. T. •'JESS" FANDEL    364-51 ll —MEMBER-NATIONAL BURGLAR & FIRE ALARM ASSOCIATION, INC. Iowa Amtrak Study Is Proposed By Tom Fruehling AMES — In its first formal meeting Wednesday, the newly formed Iowa Department of Transportation gave approval to a proposed study of expanded Amtrak passenger train service in Iowa, possibly to include Cedar Rapids. The study was proposed to the DOT bv Paul Heitman, director of the railroad division of the Iowa commerce commission. Heitman told the commissioners Amtrak would be required to add rail service if the state agreed to pick up two-thirds of the operating cost. Marketing Study The study, amounting to what highway commission deputy Chief Engineer Raymond Kassel termed a marketing study, is to be done by a yet-to -be- selected firm. The cost is unknown. In setting up the DOT, the Iowa legislature gave the body until March I, 1975, to submit a report and recommendations on rail transportation in Iowa. Presently the only passen ger service across the state is a Chicago-to-California route which runs in Iowa from Burlington to Pacific Junction. Fort Madison Stop A Santa Fe train also makes a stop at Fort Madison. Heitman Wednesday listed four possible routes which should be considered. . The one 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 the meet with the under sec retary of the U.S. department of transportation Aug. 20 to advocate such a route. From C.R. Included in the group will be Robert Faxon, executive vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce; Bill Fletcher, fist vice-president; Joseph Hladky, jr.; George Davis of the AAA, and Mayor Donald Canney. Other possible rail runs suggested by Heitman Wednesday would go from Davenport, through Des Moines, to Omaha; a third from Sabula, and a fourth from Dubuque to Sioux City. Gross: "Army of Regulators" By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IDRA) -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 reads every word of every bill introduced. So far this session he has answered every one of the 393 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 leisurely life. The former radio newscaster rom Waterloo is preoccupied with the national debt and worries about the United States drifting into socialism. ‘Capitalism Destroyed’ In an interview Gross said the capita] system in this country is being destroyed. How? “By inflation, by financial instability, by 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 capitalism? “It may be too late,” replied Gross because “we’re too deeply in debt. We have a net public and private debt of two trillion, 500 billion dollars of which we pay 31 billion dollars in interest a year. Only a com-1 paratively few years ago we' were operating this government on the cost of the interest on the present debt.” What is the federal government doing about this? Print More Money “So far the answer has been' to print more money and to H. R. Gross spend our way out of debt,” Gross replied, “which won’t work if we are to maintain this form of government and this capitalism system which means free and private enterprise. “You can’t sustain free and private enterprise without capitalism,” 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 this country unless we have the incentive to private endeavor, the motivation of the individual and the precious freedoms that go along with it.” Mr. Conservative, as he often has been called, believes the main issue facing the country today is not Watergate, but “inflation 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 in the impeachment process. He thinks the action to date, in the House Judiciary Committee, has involved too much politics. “I don’t think we (house); should vote to impeach a President for political or capricious reasons.” Ferreting Wrong Doing Gross has become known for ferreting out wrong doing in government, perhaps the classic case in which he played an im portant role was that of Bobby Baker, an aide to the late Lyndon Johnson when Johnson was senate majority leader. Gross along with Sen. John Williams of Delaware triggered an investigation into Baker’s activities which resulted in Baker receiving a jail sentence. Through the years, Gross has championed the cause of the “little man.” This is partly because of his wife, Hazel, his constant companion who has perfected that important ingredient in their marriage known as intellectual companionship. When they officially retire, H. R. and Hazel Gross hope to have a home in the third con- Igressional district where they plan to live in the summer and fall. Gross says he’s not sure what he will do, but hints he may do a little more writing. The former newscaster turned politician, first elected to congress in 1948, concedes that he is leaving Washington “frus-| trated and fed up with the futility of the place and the inability of congress to act.” He sees congress as holding the controls to America’s future. “They (congressmen and ; women) can preserve this pre-jeious Constitution we have and 1 its precious freedoms. Everyone I is involved, your children and mine.” Third Derailment Near Fairfield FAIRFIELD (API — Elevon cars of a 50-car Burlington Northern freight train derailed Wednesday at the east edge of Fairfield blocking the railroad’s (mainline between Chicago and Omaha. There were no reported injuries 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 $43,227 INDEPENDENCE - A year-end report of actual federal revenue sharing funds, showing a balance of $43,227 on June 30, was approved by the city council in special session Tuesday. During the last year, the city received $79,729 in revenue sharing funds, with a balance of $35,370 carried over from June 30, 1973. The $71,872 total was spent for such major projects as the purchase of a new city park and a new street sweeper and extensive repair work at the municipal swimming pool, and included the $10,000 allocated to the library fund. The council did not take action to open bids on curb repair work in the business district as scheduled. Engineers recently estimated cost of the project would run over $5,000, compelling the city to hold a public hearing on the proposed project. The council set Aug. 13 at 6 from Eighth avenue NE east to p.m. for the hearing. Bids on the city limits. the repair work will be received The council ta|kcd of purchas. the same night. Councilmen voted to apply for federal funds to help pay the expense of paving the following streets: ing laboratory equipment for testing at the waste treatment plant for a permit received from the U. S. Environmental Twelfth street NE from Fifth Protection agency, as the dis- to Eighth avenues, Eighth avenue NE from Twelfth street charge into the Wapsipinicon river has to meet certain feder- north to the city limits, and the a1 requirements and guideiines county home street running I for purification. r Clout OPEN SUNDAY 11-5 Wipe out Crabgrass! Scotts CLOUT Makes crabgrass shrivel and begin to disappear within days. Also controls other grasses such as foxtail and barnyardgrass. 5,000 sq. ft. Bag $7.95 I ♦ t I SI Refund ... 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