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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Rhodes To GOP: 'Get Up Gumption' The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Sept. 24, 1974 H.v Krank DF.S MOINKS If Uepuh- hcans "gel up our gumption we can make a good year tin-Grand Old Thai's what the party's head man in the U.S. house of representatives. Congressman Rhodes of Arizona, told Iowa Republicans at a Plate fundraiser at Veterans Auditorium Monday night. "In the early days of this country people had what they called Rhodes explained. "No one knew exactly what that meant but you could tell people who had it. They got up got going looked I he odds in the eye and did what they set out to do. "We Republicans need a lot gumption right now. We have to unite and fight. We face a formidable foe You know this fall's races will he among the toughest you have ever faced." Deep Roots But Iowa is a stale with "long and deep Republican he said, and "going for you is a slate of good candidates" that will beat back the all-out Democratic challenge "to pick off Re- publicans this year." Rhodes and Iowa's Mary Louise Smith, newly-elected Republican national chair- man, rinced no words about the GOP being in trouble in this fall's election. A warning sign indicating they know whereof they speak was the fact that some or so of the place settings for the dinner were unoccupied. Mrs. Smith and Rhodes mildly disagreed at a news conference over the effect, of Watergate and President Ford's pardon of former President Nixon on the campaign. The national chairman pre- dicted Republicans will "hold their own and with the max- imum breaks will come out without amy losses" in congressional seals to Demo- crats Ihis fall. No Concessions But Rhodes declared. "I do not concede one single seat to the Democrats except those not being contested." Rhodes added that in the long run "Gerry Ford will prove to have been right in everything he has done" in- cluding issuance of the contro- versial pardon. At the news conference, Rhodes accused house Demo- crats of delaying confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller for vice- president until after the Nov. 5 election to keep hi.....ff the campaign trail. The former New York gov- ernor announced after his appointment by President that he would not campaign until confirmed. Unconscionable It would be "unconsciona- ble" to recess congress in October without acting on confirmation, Rhodes said, "but it may well happen if the Democrats continue to proceed as they are now." Rhodes, who stepped up to the Republican leadership when Ford was nominated for vice-president last year, said he has talked to "my good friend" House Speaker Carl Albert about speeding up the confirmation procedures. Moreover. Rhodes said, he will continue to "badger" House .Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter Rodino of New Jersey for early con- firmation action. He predicted Rocky will find some way to hit the campaign trail if congress goes home to campaign before confirming him. Not Surprised Rhodes said lie was "not surprised" by Sen. Ted Kennedy's announcement earlier Monday that he will House Minority Leader John Rhodes right, and Tom Riley, GOP candidate for Second district congressmen, chatted briefly at the Cedar Rapids airport Monday after Rhodes' arrival here. The two then traveled to Des Moines where Rhodes, who succeeded President Ford as house minority leader, was featured speaker at a GOP fundraiser. Michael Blouin, Democratic candidate for Second district congressman, greets a supporter in Dubuque as Congressman Thomas "Tip" O'Niell (D-Mass.) looks on. O'Niell, house majority leader, was in Dubuque Saturday night to participate in a Blouin fundraising function. not be a candidate for Pres- ident or vice-president in 1976. Socking to cheer up the rather unenthusiastic audi- ence, Rhodes acknowledged the GOP has "endured a long siege of political and added: "Now. 1 feel, we have an opportunity to regain a lot of lost ground. Gerry Ford will be a strong and popular President. He certainly has shown he is humane and will- ing to tackle the toughest problems in that area. "He has shown he is hu- man, that he is decisive and a man of genuine good will. He also is a devout man, with the humility to pray for guidance and for the courage to follow his conscience." Rhodes, who reportedly was among GOP congressional leaders who protested to Eastern lowan Students Qualify As Merit Scholarship Semifinalists KVANSTON. III. Fifty Eastern Iowa high school students were named semifi- nalists this week in National Merit Scholarship competi- tion. Approximately 15.11011 of the nation's high school seniors have been named semifinal- ists in competition for college scholarships to he awarded in 197S. "The semifinalists repre- sent the lop one-half of one percent of the nation's most academically talented young according to Edward C. Smith, president of the Na- tional Merit Scholarship Cor- poration. Further competition will be conducted to determine the fi- nalists. Eastern Iowa students named semifinalists were: Cedar Diane M. Butterfield, Kazi- mour, Suzanne M. Riley, Margaret A. Thornton and Bruce G. Williams, all of Washington high school; Lea Susan Amleregg and .ion V. Keller, both of Kennedy high school; Leon P. Ilindman, LaSalle high school; Janice K. Stallman, Prairie high school; John M. Kokontis, Regis high school: V'icki L. Fuller, Susan "As You Like It" M. King and David A. Sunday, all of Jefferson high school. Center Kenneth M. Andersen. Paul K. Simon- son. L. Gaul, Beckman hig1' school. Denise S. Grau. Central Community high school. Gary .1. Lentil. Julie .1. Jo- hannsen and Susan M Rahe. Mary S Herrick and John K. Tanner. Iowa Collyer L. Marden, James P. McAdar- agh, and William Russell Paterson. of Iowa City high school; Dietrich W. Diecke, Anne E. Kane, Vcronika E.B. Kolrier, Julia C. Korenmun, James F. Oehmke, Gregory C. Pope, James L. Sines. Hilary Strayer and Brian P. Thomas, of West high school. Bernice A. Halm. Anthony W. Leon- ard. Thomas B. Carlson, West Delaware high school. Paul J. Schaf- buch, Iowa Valley high school. Duanc K. Caylor, Linn-Mar high school. Oxford Dianne M. Ilansen. Audrey A. An- derson. Julie A. Kramer, South Tama City high school. Byron C. Calhoun. Julie A. Smith, Cono Christian school. West Dan W. Treadway, Scattergood school West Becky S. Knulson, Patricia A. Martin and Angela J. Miller, of North Fayelte County Community high school. Ann L. Huedepohl. Eric A. Rcxst- ad. Midland high school. Touchstone is less than happy as a beast of burden for Cella in a scene from "As You Like Produced by the National Theater of Great Britain, the play will bo presented in the University of Iowa's Hancher auditorium Oct. 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 1 and 8 p.m. Tickets for the production are available to students and nonstudents. STOKES SPECIALS LAND'O LAKES Gallon Wilson Full Cookod-Somi Bontiloss WHOLE HAMS PopartmnnH Opon Till 7iOO p.m. PRICES GOOD THROUGH SEPT. 21 806-34th. Strnot S.E. 225 Edgowood Rd. N.W. 1944-42nd Street N.E. President Ford his recommen- dation of Mrs. Smith to be Republican national chair- man, reversed his field in Des Moines. At least, he praised her highly, saying: "You here in Iowa have rea- son for special he said with Mrs. Smith sealed only a lew leet away, "in the choice by President Ford of your own Mary Louise Smith as the new Republican national chair- man, or, as they say today, chairperson." Mrs. Smith, who returned from Washington for the af- fair, joined Rhodes in praising Iowa GOP candidates from Gov. Robert Ray down and in calling for the election of a Republican "inflation proof" congress rather than a Demo- cratic "veto-proof" congress. To Report Drug Violation Telephone Michael Dooley 377-3081 Flynn Sentenced to 5 Years by Keokuk Jury Martin Flynn, of Keota, was sentenced Friday in Keokuk county district court to five years at the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison. He was sentenced on three counts; unlawful and mali- cious injury to or defacing building, injuring or terrizing inhabitants of a dwelling, and injury to a vehicle, all sent- ences to he served concurrent- ly. 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