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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 'Help People Smile' liy Dick K Foil Eveninj Dt.notrjl TOUT .MADISON', David U'tlers, of U'omm tu Mass., is roller fkntinj! s the coijiilry lit- .stalled May M.I.-.S., hopes to reach .San I-'r; nuxo by (he oral of Septembrr "I've (raveled ;ibmit J 8iN) miles, sn I've got about miles h skated asiiiss the Santa 1-V bridge into Kor! Madison ft( i camping i) v e r n i I, t ,lrar Dallas City. "I wauled In .sec countrv and I wanted to help m iki people Letters mid about his trek which li s i ceived national attention. lie lidded that lie also w ml ed to beat the energy ci IM-, decided on roller skate. Smiles "When 1 started, 1 felt if I could get a million people to smile, I'd be accomplishing a final. I think so far I've caus- ed more than 10 million people to he said. However, Letters wasn't smiling too broadly at one point (luring his trip through Fort Madison. He fell twice in one block and decided to hoof at least part of the way through the city. "Your street here, highway 01, doesn't have a good sur- face for said Letters. "I'm not trying to knock your city fathers or Cl 5katm9 AcrOSS Country Adopts Hiroshima Mayor End to Nuclear .Not a Pro I l 1 II )t i t< I I li I hr l i lid Hid (UK i loj 'in it tin 1 ulm UK it not to dcvvlup them. David Letters, 27, of Leominster, Mass., lakes a break from his cross-country trek by roller skates. He had TO switch to shoe leather on part of the way through Fort Madison after two falls on the city's streets. I've found that many .streets through towns used by trucks are the same way. They are pitted and there are many pebbles." "In miles this is the first time I've he said. "When I went down Iwice in one block I decided I'd better walk awhile." l ll ]ii i M lerst. taken a of absence from his toward bachelor degrees in political .science, .sociology and journalism. Traveling with Letters i.s a companion who drives a van truck of equipment. 'Hie companion also .serves a.s a scoiil, helping plot the best route and find tampsites. Letters lie plans to head west through Iowa on highway 2. "We try to avoid big be said. "They slow you down." A bachelor, tin: 27-year-old 7, 1971 Commission Neirdi'ii Knforcenienl oi the program on a basis will re- quire establishment of a county i human rights commission, ac- 'cording to the supervisors. Yanks in Viet Raids, Cong Man Claims I'AKIS lAI'i A Viet Cong Kapids human piloted by commission docs not have juris- have taken part in recent raids diction on the coiin'y level. on Viet Cong-held territory in A three-member Vietnam, board has been named to "worki Duong Dinli Thao. spokesman on the day-to-day problems of I for the Viet Cong delegation at- bringing the plan into tending the political talks here, said Mrs. Oxley. j.specifically tiled a bombin She will Treasurer James Hennessey he accused L'. S. Consul-General' A hrinlh Ttll'sdav 's cert-mimic l.ti.'i'i names wi-n- adili-il In tin- list of persons whose di-alhs have bi-i-ii traced directly tu the hlail or to subsequent ra- diation poisfJIiiilg. Tin- roll v.a- at the site '.i 'in- HIM niiv; called 1'earr nark. skeleton oi a liuildisig has rc- maincd standing there as ir.oiiy to tin- bomb's devas: l! is one of the- few scars bias! lel't in the rebuilt city. A bou! 2'UioM pilgrims ,JiI Peace park temple tolled at a.m. in. Monday CDT marking the hoar when Ihe l-'.S. Post Modest Gains in Sales J .1 I'ilU-J. U v I 111 major 1 i in ted a mod- iucu lew p i J ii the n tin u be i able t" MI in en oer. pnl i i m of 22 i on- in ii i u i u li u i nice last i i ml (i.M sales in Ihe finnl 10 days July were up 14.4 per- cc-iit fruni a ago, the first lime the luilion's Nn. 1 au- tomaker has that feat since the first 10 days of December. Its July sales were off percent, the smallest year-to-year decline in 1971. Auto executives weren't hail- Status 'Causing Problems for Industry' a represent the super-! June of Ben Cat north of Saigon, itlle fil'st that board, Addressing a news conference. !swma id bnmi Letters said he's taking time iw'H represent the elected of-'Frederick Brown in Da of on off because, "I want to do jficials and AI Ahern, executive i being a military comma: I've wanted -to do be- director of the county board of j the northernmost tactical region! later. Thao said American personnel! Says Air Rules Biased auto workers their jobs. they claimed it was a vast bomb over Hiro- i improvement over the energy ;crisis-induced slump that saw figures- during the winter drop II t'j V'imf i-if IJH i ''tlhiM UU -1UU- tuivt Da Adng i to 3a percent from the record off because, "I want to do jficials and AI Ahern, executive i being a military commander forjja.nan surrenciereu mi 1973 pace the northernmost t [health, will represent the de- of South Vietnam. _ I creased fore I settle down." The Cedar Rapids-Marion j explained Clare Rice Area Chamber of Commerce vice-president and gener- has asked financial officials manager at Collins. He the city to examine a tight hous- pcds ,the employment a surge to continue the remainder ing predicament "that is caus- ing serious problems for major industry." Pressure for both purchased housing -and rental units has in- tensified because of industrial expansion. Collins Radio Co. currently is adding an average of 100 employes each week. "We 'have been recruiting technicians from all over the "It is the tightest I can ever Says Convention Competition !s Getting Tougher ____Iparfment of social services, health center board, conserva- tion board and health board. :_ Cedar Rapids is facing "well- financed competition from some City Help Mrs. Oxley pointed out that the attitude oi the city of Cedar Rapids and labor unions in the county will aid in implementing said Rice. "I'm sure itiimity" in thc n'iof our sister cities of close prox- it'imilv" the program. for conven-t The city has required that pace of July sales in- as the month pro- .gressed, with late-July sales under Brown direct field opera-i Apainst Handicapped clearly above the year-to-date lions in violation of Hie Paris M trend lin agreement. He also said Amer- icans go into the field to super- vise executions. WASHINGTON -i acrov of everything for the horns :ird Ave. at 1st St. SE In Downtown Cedar Rapids Open Thursday 9 a.m. 'til 9 p.m. New Carpet Dept. First Floor, South si'f. linmsi! thrash our new carpi-l dppt., first flnnr, smith. Wo have a cuniplntc Eulcdinn of newest fall icMmrs and i-oluntinn. Kidist our help in makiiiu an overall plan. HemcmbiT for rooms too lovely to i-hnit.se your carprt can-lully. Give Your Rooms Color Authentic Colonial Styling RUGS These quality, American style, colorful rugs arc priced for genuine savings. Later the very same rugs may cost yon more. They give style, as well as beauty tu your home. IVe from baM-men to attic. Select red, green, gold blue, brown or rust. lie wise, liny now. You'll lid inches by 51 inches 3 ft. (i inches by 5 ft. (i inches 5 ft. (i inches by 8 ft. 6 inches 8 ft. 6 inches by 11 ft. 6 inches .Ml FREE PARKING for our riislomi'rs, use our lot al .solllh end tif or park and shop plan. TO 1 IT YOUR UUWJliT
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