Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 10, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 10, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1974 Elderly Status Top Priority; Culver Claim SPIRIT LAKE Legislatio to improve conditions for senii citizens was outlined in a serii of campaign appearances 1: .Congressman John Culver tha started here Tuesday mornin and moved to Octicycdan, She don, Larchwoocl, Hawardcn an Sioux City. .Culver, Democratic candidat for U.S. senator, called th status of the elderly "a No. social priority" and propose legislation he said he had pre viously endorsed. Tax reform to relieve senio citizens of the income squeezi those on fixed income fini themselves in must come Culver said. i He said the 'elderly shoulc get a definite percentage of fed eral funds for moderate am low-income housing, transpor tation, i meals, recreation am crime prevention. "For 70 percent of the elderly who own their own homes.' Culver said, "the most pressing expense is the property tax." He proposed a federal system of revenue sharing incentives to reduce this burden and also called for improved health care. Culver said it1 is clear "we must amend Medicare to cover prescription drugs, long-term hospitalization and preventive care." He also called for adoption of home health care legislation now pending and reiterated the need to induce doctors and nurses to practice in rural counties where many senior citizens live. Leach: Mezvinsky Is Changing His Views GH1NNEU, The Republican candidate for First district con- gressman told the Rotary club here Monday he would welcome Ihe vote of his Democratic oppo- nent for the latler's job. James Leach, Beltendorf He- publican, said he thought Con gressman Edward Mezvinsky, Iowa City Democrat, seems to lave been converted to Leach's view that federal spending should be cut to curb inflation ;o he would welcome Mez- vote. Leach charged Mezvinsky vilh voting for programs that vould have hiked the federal budget 33 percent. But Mezvinsky has learned ecenlly that the people at home ire concerned with inflation and ;ppears to have changed his lews on spending, Leach said. Leach, 31, is a former official f the U.S. stale department nd a Beitendorf businessman. C. R. Man Hurt In Coggon Crasl Michael R. McNamara, 20, 327 Thirty-seventh street NE was in good condition at Merc hospital Tuesday with injurie suffered when his motorcycl and a car collided in Coggo Sunday evening. Linn deputies reported hi cycle struck the .left rear of car which (was making a let turn at an intersection. Th cycle was then thrown into i tree at the intersection. Driver of the car was Davii J. Smith, 18, Coggon. N' charges were filed. C. R. Woman Charged After Traffic Mishap Carolyn L. Donnati, 29. of 20 Twenty-ninth street NE, suf fered bruises Monday in a two car collision. She was treated at Merc; hospital and released. The accident happened at the intersection of C avenue anc Thirty-first street NE when the car driven by Mrs. Donnatt anc another car driven by Ruth E Buckles, 74, of 309 Thirty-second street NE, collided. Mrs. Buckles was chargec with entering a stop or yield in- tersection. Police said she told them the sunlight blinded her. Light Turnout At Marion Ward; Voter turnout has been lighl in the Linn-Mar and Marion In- dependent school districts late Tuesday morning. Marion Independent wards re ported 27 ballots cast at Emer- son, 25 at Starry and about 80 at Irving. Guinea Independence Formalized by Spinola LISBON (AP) President Antonio de Spinola signed docu- ments Tuesday formally recog- nizing the independence of Guin- ea Bissau, the first of Portugal's African territories to achieve complete sovereignly. Drive Safely Report Steinbeck Son in Thai Jail; Hashish Charge BANGKOK (AP) John teinbeck IV, writer son of Ihe le novelist John Steinbeck, as been jailed in southern lailand after being seized with ashish at the Thai-Malaysian order, U. S. officials said Tues- ay. They said Steinbeck, 28, was late last month while iroute from Thailand to Ma- ysia and was sentenced to one onlh in jail at Songkhla, atat 450 miles south of Bangkok. They gave no further details. Police contacted by telephone at Songkhla and nearby Haa- dyai said they Iiad no knowl- edge of any arrest or imprison- ment of Steinbeck. But a U. S. embassy spokes- man in Bangkok said in re- sponse to a query that Ihe U. S. consulate in the capital has been advised that an American consular officer at Songkhla has visited Steinbeck and offered i i m assistance customarily available to Americans jailed in 'orcign countries, such as pro- viding a list of attorneys and notifying relatives. (Continued from Page l.J dan and the foreign ministers o Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Later this month, Kissinge will relay Rabin's views t< many of these ministers attend ing the opening of the U. General Assembly in New York. In late October, he plans whal one well-placed official saic would be a brief trip to Ihe Mid- dle East to complete this phasr and hopefully kick off another settlement to follow the disen- gagements he arranged carlici this year in the Sinai and the Golan Heights. Hussein is eager for an Israeli withdrawal along Ihe West Bank while Egypt wants another pull- back in Sinai but is wary about getting too far ahead of oilier Arab slates. No Conditions In an interview with the Israe- li Armed Forces Radio last month, Rabin said "we are pre- pared for peace negotiations with every Arab state, without prior condilions." "It is too early to assess with which state we will negotiate first, and I prefer lo defer this decision until we know Ihe re- sults of American clarificatio: with those countries' represent- the prime minister said. However, lie said Egypt and Jordan are the most likely candidates. Rabin begins the visit with a brief talk with President Ford. Serious negotiations Wednesday morning at the state department with Kissinger. Rabin also will confer with Defense Secretary Schlesinger on Israel's defense needs light of a reported massive Sovi- et buildup in Syria and France's decision to offer sophisticated arms to all countries in area. Leaving Israel, Rabin newsmen he was sure he would find "understanding and more." Blithe added: "There's one problem I don know how I'll solve, and that's the problem that I'll have dance at the White House." The consulate declined to give 'urther details. Steinbeck has written a lumber of articles from south- ast Asia in recent years. He spent part of his army service n Vietnam eight years ago. In 1967 while on army duty in Vashington, toward the end of his service, he was arrested ifler police found marijuana in his apartment. He denied thai he narcotic was his, and a hargo of marijuana possession vas dropped. A court found him nnocent of a related charge of naintaining a nuisance. At the time, Sleinbeck said he lad smoked marijuana infre- luently in connection with arti- les he was writing on the sub- vlarchers Mourn 'Death of Justice1 SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Carrying lit candles to signify icurning, a group of about 60 ersons marched to the Utah late capitol Monday night to rolest President Ford's pardon f former President Nixon. "We are here lo mourn the eath of justice in the United said a member of the roup. "The pardon show we are not nation of laws. We are a na- on of powerful men oppressing lose who have no said thel Hale. in Tools Taken in Four Thefts in City Thieves obtained lools valued at in four crimes reported to police Monday. The biggest loss Marty's Aulo Sales, Sec- ond street SE. where repair tools valued at wore taken. The second biggest loss was at a construction site at 930 Twenty-seventh a v e i where Iwo contractors were vic- timized. Tools valued at owned by Holman Erection Co. were taken from the location. Two drills valued at and owned by Abcll-Howe Co. were also reported taken from the same silc. The fourth victim, John Swan- son. 2629 Fifth avenue SE. re- ported automobile testing cqi mcnt valued at taken from the garage at his residence. Copter Lessons LONDON (AP) Prince liarles, already a qualified air- aft pilot, has begun a onth course to learn to elicopter. fly a Services Are Set For Freda Johnson STANWOOD Freda John- son, 71, widow of Clifford John- son, and operator of the Yester Year antique shop here Ihe last ten years, died Monday. Born Oct. 15, 1902. in Cedar county, she was married March 18, 1923. in Slanwood. Surviving are two daughters. Mrs. Melvin Thien, Tiplon, and Mrs. Robert Gciger, Amana; four grandchildren, Iwo great- grandchildren, l iv o slep- Srandchildren, three Mrs. John Gcrber and Bradd, Davenport, and Bertha Dook, Meclianicsville, and a brother, Paul Lehrman, Slan- ivood. Services Thursday at 2. Me- chanicsville Methodist Visitalion after 2 Wednesday at Chapman's, Stanwood. 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