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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thp Cedar Rapids Gazelle: San.. Aug. 11. 1974 Many Memories in Bike Miles By Strve Hellf Trips to the West coast are fairly the miles are covered by bicycle Throe local teenagers began their trek May 27. The trio didn't complete Ihe journey together and one didn't even make it all the way. It took miles and some 20 flat tires to compile a wealth of memories. The two who went the entire route shared some of those experi- ences in an interview after they returned last Sunday and the other Wednes- 10 weeks on the road. Gat Split Up Like the time Mike Milota, 41 Edgewood road and Bob Barta, 2217 J street SW, both 17, got split up in Estes Park, Colo., never to see each other until they returned .to Iowa a week later. Bob Owens, 17, of 2-117 Lauren drive SW, whose idea the trip was in the first place, had had to turn back earlier in the trip because of ankle problems aggravated by the pedaling. Milota and Barta were headed back toward Iowa when Milota had a Hat and took some time to take pic- tures. Barta traveled on. They were to rejoin in the next town. Barta waited in the park on Main street. and he waited. Milota, who had fixed his tire. Tax Laws Hold Key to Oil Boom NEW YORK (AP) For the independent oil companies, given a boost by the govern- ment during last winter's energy crisis. Uncle Sam con- tinues to hold the key to the future. The independent producers, who bring forth about 30 per- cent of the nation's crude oil, say they are enjoying the big- gest boom in 20 years, but that a change in tax laws con- templated in congress could end it. Need Equalization The independent marketers, meanwhile, say they need an equalization of crude oil prices and a continued allocation sys- tem if they're to survive competition from the major companies. "If the government vacates the field of battle, it will be said Robert Nunn. general counsel for the influential Independent Gasoline Marketers Council, whose members include such independent retailers as Hud- son Oil, Certified, Site Oil, and Martin Oil Service. The term "independents" covers a vast segment of the oil industry and includes virtually every company which isn't a major like Exxon, Texaco, or Gulf. There are independent producers, marketers, refiners, terminal operators, and even independent energy companies, which are simply smaller versions of the large integrated firms. Then there are the thousands of independent operators who own or lease service stations but sell one of the major brand gasolines. The government's energy program, designed in part to protect the independents against the power of the majors, has affected each of them differently. Money Flowing For producers, drilling ac- tivity is way up and money is flowing into the business, at- tracted by the uncontrolled price of new crude oil, or that produced in excess of IS72 levels. Prices have risen above a barrel. "Via haven't seen anything like this since the mid-SHs." said Lluyl I'nscll. vice, president of Ihe Independent Petroleum Assn. of America "People who sold out in the 50 to go into Ihe hotel, motel am bowling alley business are run coming back into the oi business biggest concern for ll'AA'h members is taxes, said t'nsell, adding tha repeal of Ihe oil depletion allowance, which gives tax ad- vanliigcs to exploratory drilling, would kill Ihe boom. It would also hurt Ihe indepen- dents more than the majors. was admittedly not too famil- iar with the area When he came into town he rude until he thought he was at the outskirts. It turned out he hadn't even made it through tho city. Accent on Youth Barta spent the night in the park and Milota camped be- hind a church. Each figured the other had gone on ahead so they moved on. Two nights later they again spent the night in the same town but never chanced upon each other throughout the last wi-ek of their journey. Had Each The pair started the venture with each. Barta made it home with and some loose change" and Milota returned comparativedly rich with They boasted that they "didn't walk up any moun- tains or hills. We rode them all the way." That includes the expedition up Trail Ridge High Point in Rocky Mountain National park (elevation 12 183 All along the route they met friendly faces. "Some would ask us where we were going on our way Milota said. "We'd answer, 'Seattle' and they'd say, 'You've got an aw- ful long way to go.' Then we'd say we were from and they'd say, 'Yeah, well I guess you've come an awful long way, too. "And when got to .Ne- braska they'd ask if 1 hiked all the way to Nebraska from I was on my way back." related Barta. The people they met went nut ut their way to offer hos- pitality said the two spring graduates of LaSalle high SchlMll. One fellow listened to Mil- ota's laic and then offered to cook steaks for him. Milota accepted the offer and lei him- self anticipate the free dinner. The man bought the steaks, put them in the back of his station wagon with his two Irish setters and drove Milota to his house. When they ar- rived, however, the dogs had eaten the steaks and they had to settle for scalloped pota- toes. Owens' Problem But perhaps (he most chuc- kles were prompted by the problems of the planner of the trip. Owens. He had to turn back after miles because of his ankles. He pedaled back 30 miles to Browning, Mont., and waited four days for a train. The train took him to Chicago and he bicycled home. One night he stopped during a rain to camp. He pulled his tent around himself and wait- ed out the storm. When morn- ing came he found himself in somebody's front yard. But he finally made it home only to have his bicycle stolen shortly after he returned. Asked if they would repeat the trip which included the World's Fair in Spokane, Canada and a tour of the Grand Tetons, Milota and Barta replied affirmatively. But they'd do it differently. Milota would forego the long stretch across the Ne- braska plains and Barta would travel by motorcvcle It's Your Business! Meetings this week of public, fax-spending Monday l.inn Health iriiiw liujnl dirt-dors. KCKII- lar mei'liiiK. Umt-r Im'l rimfi-n-ii'v muni. Health era- li-r, 41KI Thin! avt'imr SK 3 p.m. Linn supriMMirs Infiiniiiil si'ssmn. Kiioni 103, courtlumsf. p.m. Hiiarrt of (lirwtiir-i nf the Cedar Kapids foimininiiv si-himl district. Wurk session. Biiard niiiin, KdiK-ational Service miter. 34B Second avenue p.m. Board directors of ihe Cedar Rapids school district. Budget hearmi; and regular Hoard room. Kducational Service center p.m. .limit county system of Bcnlon, Ced.ii Iowa. Johnson, l.inn and Washington counties Rutted Meeting lu-ld at UIH Sixth -tree! fidir Mike Milota, 41 Edgewood road NW (left) and Bob Barta, 2217 J street SW, both 1 7, are veterans of a summer-long bicycle trek to the West coast and back. During their journey they covered about 100 miles per day with their record being about 1 50 miles in one day. Biegcst Tiger An Indian (or Bengal) tiger measuring 11 feet, 1 inch weighing 857 pounds and be- lieved to be the largest ever taken in India, was shot in November 1967. It is on exhib- it in the National Museum ol Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. DRIVE SAFELY! DIAMOND RINGS Whsther you like very modern or classic simplicity, you'ra sure to find your personal style in our beautiful Keepsake collection. Every Keepsake diamond ring is guaranteed and permanently registered. 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Shop Smulekoff's Drapery Depf., now located on our newly remo- deled 5th Floor. We've got a lot of bright ideas just for you and your home. To Order Your Gazette Want Ad DIAL 398-8234 4 8 A.M. to i P.M. Monday Ihnj Friday. 'Til Noon Sot. t Tuesday a.m. Cedar Kapids tU> Informal meeting. Fourth floor council clumbers, city hall. 10 a m Cedar Rapids airport commission. Rigu lar meeting. m. lerminal building, Municipal air- port 10 a.m. Linn supervisors. Open session. Kocim 103, courthouse. a.m. Linn supervisors. Public hearing on budget amendments. Room 1113, courthouse. a.m. Handicapped systems steering com- mittee'. Regular meeting. Lower level conference room, Linn Health center. 8 p.m. College Community bnurd of education. Regular meeting. Prairie high school library. 8 p.m. Hiawatha Bluing commis- sion. Regular meeting. Hiawatha city hall council riinm. Wednesday 9 a.m. Cedar Rapids city council. 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