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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Americans Still Revered As Liberators by Dutch Bv Bob (onsidlnr EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands — The Dutch lake their freedom seriously. In i rn -maculate c ities such as this — whose names have absolutely no meaning to a new generation of Americans — we are still revered as godlike liberators Our flag evokes more open admiration than it does in most places in its homeland. Perhaps the flag isn’t so revered in the U.S. because no foreign foe ever ground his heel in our collective neck and thus we never knew the exhilaration pf being liberated by knights in shining armor come to help us from thousands of miles away. Thus the feature attraction of the 30th annual patriotic festival the other night in Eindhoven’s spotless square Roy Nordstrom Is Executive of Disabilities Inc. Roy Nordstrom Roy Nordstrom, 2527 Franklin avenue NE, ha oeen named executive director of Developmental Disabilities. Inc. of Area IO. Goals of the organization will be to identify developmentally disabled persons not now receiving services and to refer them to service agencies, to assist volunteer agencies working with the disabled, and to increase* public awareness of the needs of the mentally retarded, epileptic, and cerebral palsied. Nordstrom served as executive director of Linn county Day care Services for two years. He had administrative responsibility for a pre-school day care center and for the Asbury Developmental Center for severely and profoundly mentally retarded persons. Nordstrom is a member of the board of directors of the c hild evaluation clinic. He was a founder and the first president of Developmental Disabilities, Inc. He has served as president and board member of the Linn county Assn. of Retarded Citizens, director of Ten-ARC, and board member of the Iowa Assn. for Retarded Citizens. Program Set on Management A program on management education for office personnel will be presented Oct. 9 and IO at the Town House Motor Inn. The program is designed for office personnel including secretaries, clerical employes and other office workers. It is being presented by the continuing business education office at Kirkwood Community college. James A Allen, director of Management Services Co., will serve as seminar leader. He will explain the role of managers and the importance of time management, self-motivation and communication skills for office personnel. The same program will bt* repeated both days, from 9 a in. to 4 p m. The enrollment fee of $2<l includes all program materials and a luncheon, interested persons should telephone Shirley Grulke at the Kirkwood continuing business education office, 398-5495, Senor Chino Basts Cedar Rapids System Telephone M3-K244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332 5096 Bob Considine was the arrival of 230 C.S. paratroops in their jaunty red berets and sharpest marching cadence. The burghers greeted them with about the same amount of fervor as the older people in the crowd acclaimed the arrival from the skies of the men of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions in World war II. (■rip Broken In the desperate fighting that followed that greatest drop of the biggest war, the iron grip of German occupation forces was broken and the Nazis were chased back into the Ruhr The operation spilled more blood than the much-better-remembered D day invasion of Normandy. The British First airborne division. 10,000 strong, assigned to capture the big bridge at Arnhem, up the road from here, lost 8,(MHI men. The Dutch remember these events as vividly as Americans remember Gettysburg, Cha-teau-Thierry, Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, the bombing of Tokyo, Porkchop Hill and Haiphong. But most Americans would be surprised to know the extent to which the U.S. is entwined in the hearts of people who live in such towns as. say, Nijmegen. The celebration in the public square brought thousands of marchers, cyclists and two or three dozen thundering bands to the scene. Many carried torches. There were children who must have been as young as 4 or 5 in some of the marching groups. Every Year There were fireworks in the distance, blinding floodlights focused on the flags of the allies who made this night possible. And a reverential hush as Prince Bernhard, in uniform, stepped forward to lay a w reath on the.Tomb of the Unknown. But this was not a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony. It has been duplicated all over Holland every year since 1944 It has never become jaded, and from the looks and sounds of it, it never will. • • • Among those who literally dropped into Eindhoven was Col. Art Evans of Kenosha. Wis. He had parachuted not too far away just 30 years before, w hen he was a sergeant and the Germans were shooting at him. Except for a five-year .venture into civilian life, he has been jumping the major portion of the time. “But I think today’s jump wrapped it up for me,’’ he said as he met another pretty tough man named Matt Ridgway on the edge of the field. Somebody asked Evans how many leaps he had made. The question seemed to baffle him “I don’t know,’’ he said “I lost track years ago. After all. I’ve been at it since I was 17.” “I jumped here when I was 50,’’ 80-year-old Gen. Jan Kaminski said to the American colonel. The two comrades of another war, another age, shook hands. • • • There were many heroic figures at the Eindhoven rally in the square, some halt, some lame. But none more gallant than Cornelius Ryan. American author of “A Bridge Too Far”. It is the definitive study of the events that still stir Dutchmen three decades after the fact. It fills the windows of the stores wherever we have traveled on this trip Connie is in a remission period. He is stricken with cancer and needs a cane to help him walk. Prince Bernhard kissed him when they met for a drink before going out to In* a part of the great crowd in the square. Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and Jewelry I Repair Specializing In Diamond Remounting and Diamond Appraisal* Malloy •Ivirvlvrs 229 SECOND AVINUf Si Volunteer Alert You have two choices in life: You ran dissolve into the mainstream, or you ran be distinct. To he distinct, you must be different. Te be different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be ... HANDICAPPED: Taping books for the blind, companions, recreation, transportation, games, handicrafts, education, and many more. You could work with children or adults in your own home or at a facility. COUNSELING: Counselors are needed in many fields: Expel taut mothers, troubled teens, elderly, retarded youth, to name a few Training programs are provided in all cast's, and counseling is done via telephone, in groups, and on a one-to-one basis. ELDERLY: Visitors, telecare, recreation, crafts, companions, household and yard work help, reading and many more. OFFICE WORK: Typists, receptionists, clerks, and help with mailings are all needed by’ various agencies throughout our community. HOSPITALS: Help is needed in many areas by our local hospitals. Assisting relatives, helping with children. aiding patients, and shop assistants are only a few of the opportunities available. CHILDREN: People who enjoy children are needed to help with kids of all ages in sports, education, recreation and supervision. For more information about these and many more volunteer opportunities, telephone the Voluntary action Center (365-6942), or stop in at 712 Third avenue SE, weekdays between 8:30 and 4:30. A member agency United Way of Linn County. Save 20* Franciscan Earthenware Once a year sale! Save 20% on 20-piece sets! 4 each dinner plate, salad plate cup and saucer, soup/cereal. Save 20% on 5-piece place settings! Dinner plate, salad plate, cup and saucer soup/cereal. Save 20% on 8 most-wanted dishes: Sugar with lid, creamer, medium and large vegetables, fruit howl, small salt/ pepper, soup/cereal howl, salad plate. Save 20% on 14 favorite patterns: Desert Rose, Apple, Ivy, Hacienda, Hacienda Green, Tulip Time, Madeira, Nut Tree, Pebble Beach, Floral, Sundance, Amapola, J amoca, Creole. Sale ends September 28. Don’t miss it! Correct Claim Number Speeds Medicare Funds People covered by Medicare medical insurance can assure faster payment of their claims if they make sure their correct claim number is on all forms, according to James N. Wood, social security district manager in Cedar Rapids. “About one of every three delays in Medicare payments is caused by the use of a wrong claim number or by the omission of the number altogether,” Wood commented. He stressed that if itemized bills are sent with a claim, the number should also Im* written on each bill. The claim number appears on the health insurance card issued to everyone covered by Medicare, Wood said. Medicare medical insurance helps pay for doctor bills and many other medical expenses of almost everyone 65 and over, disabled people under 65 who have been entitled to social security disability payments for 24 consecutive months, and eligible workers or members of their families who have chronic kidney disease. Medical insurance is a voluntary part of Medicare, funded by individual premiums and fede-al revenues. It is administered by the social security administration. GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS For Noun, Sports, Bookkeeping General Infor motion and Offutt Not listed Below CoS ................ Circulation Subscription Dept Aion thru Sot 8 a rn to 7 p m. Sundays Until 12 Noon Holidays ll t m to 7 pm. jWont Ads Mon thru fri 8 a rn to 5 p m Saturday until 12 Noon Oisptoy Advertising ........ Bom. to Sp rn. iMonon Off it* 398-8211 398 8333 398 8734 398 8729 398 8430 Coke Won’t Buy Back Used Cans TOKYO (AP) - A group of Japanese youths have demanded that the local Coca-Cola company buy back 10,000 used cans at a penny each. The company told the boys to try scrap steel dealers. “It was a far-fetched, although justifiable, demand,’’ said Tadahiro Osaki, a company spokesman. He added that the company is sponsoring a cleanup campaign and has installed 30,000 receptacles around the country for used cans. Downtown Pork ode Building wliai In a KIU,IAN IMAMS? A WEAKLY SERIES OF SENSATIONAL VALUES PLANNED IM COOPERATION WITH ONLY THE BEST OF MANUFACTURERS. EACH BONUS ITEM MEETS OUR RIGID STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND WILL IE SOLD AT LOW BONUS PRICES ONLY WHILE SPECIAL QUANTITIES LAST. Don’t miss this special selling! Our Perfect Parimode Pump 13.90 REGULARLY 19.00 Pump perfection! That's the consensus of the fashionables, lf you've never worn a Parimode, now’s the time. Classic styling and perfect fit for dress or casual. Black, brown, camel, red, navy or green pump available in sizes 5Vi-10. Cedar Rapids Downtown Third Floor and Lindale Plena Iowa City: Mall Shopping Center on Six at Sycamore
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