Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 26, 1974, Page 39

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September 26, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Gavin Recounts U.S., British, Dutch Roles in The Cedar Rapids Va-tettr: Thurs., Sept. 26, 1974 21 lly Hob fonsidlne NI.IMKOEN, Nvthurlands Gun. Jlin Gavin, the retired commander of the 82nd air- borne division thai captured the biK UKly Iron bridge here IK) years ago before the (immms could destroy it in one of the decisive battles of World war II, is unique in several res- pects. He is 1) a diplomat who served well as John Kennedy's ambassador to the court of St. Charles de Gaulle; 2) ar- ticulate; 3) not timid to say what's on his mind; 4) a regis- tered Democrat, whereas most flag officers turn out to be Republicans, and 5) as hand- some and gung-ho as he was when he led airborne troops into this place, broke the back of German resistance in this area, and rescued the brave and bloody remnants of the British 1st airborne division that had tried to take the bridge at Arnhem. megen Battle (The Democrats should think of him as their candidate In 1978, since their "bench" Is abysmally weak.) There has been an under- current of dusty animosities at the encampment of old allies on this anniversary of bitter- sweet engagement of World war 11, The liritisli have been sensitive about their bloody problems at Arnhem, In these three decades ago. The Poles on hand, now representatives of a Com- munist government, resent the indifference that most speakers and historians have shown toward the excruciating efforts of the 1st Polish air- borne brigade that was dropped, under British com- mand, into the teeth of one of Field Marshal Gerd von Rund- sledt's best panzer divisions. As for whai's left of the Dutch underground, it still smarts under a British as- sumption that it could not be TIPTON-A comprehensive subdivision ordinance was adopted by the Cedar county board of supervisors at its Monday meeting. The ordinance applies to the subdividing of any land in the county, outside of city limits, into three or more parcels. The purpose is to provide for orderly growth of the county and to implement land use regulaitons. Under the ordinance, a developer must file a plat of the proposed subdivision with the county zoning administra- tors. Before approval is given, the plat will be studied for land suitability. Flood Land Development in flood prone areas and on prime agricul- tural land will be restricted. The subvdivision developer must provide wells, either in- dividual or shared, and ap- proved sewage disposal sys- tems. Streets must be surveyed and constructed with dust-free surfacing, curbs and gutters. According to County Auditor Richard Kemmann, these measures are intended to eliminate future problems, including sewage disposal difficulties such as now exist in several unincorporated communities in the county. Necessary He said supervisors feel the ordinance is necessary be- cause of the increased number of people moving into the from the surrounding Flights Between N.Y. And London municipalities. Supervisors indicated they wish to encourage people to build on the edges of existing WASHINGTON (AP) in the county rather reduction has been having many subdivi- in the number of air created on farm land. flights between New York and London in a move to help cut losses by Pan American and Trans World Airlines on their transatlantic routes. The agreement reached between the U. S. and board also approved a contract with the Fullerton Lumber Co., Oxford Junction, for 70 onc-and-three-fourths inch solid core doors for the county home. United Kingdom was cost will be nounced by the stale Lumber Co., Tipton, ment. Besides Trans provide the hardware for and Pan American there doors at a cost of also be flight reductions fire 'regulations made British Airways and new doors necessary. Service will also be cut Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Detroit, NUMBERS Chicago and Los Angeles Newi, Spoilt, Bookkeeping, General Infor- will involve National and Oflicai No! Lilted Below The cut applies to the 396-82) Cifculal ion -Subscription Dept 398-8333 season beginning in thru Sol. 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Until 12 Noon Pan Am flights 11 a.m. la 7 p.m. Wanl Adi 398-8234 London and New York will thru fri. 8 a.m. la 5 p.m. cut one-third, TWA scat unlit 12 Noon will be reduced 11 AdvBitlsing 398-8222 with similar reductions by a.m. to 5 p.m. Marion Office 398-G430 British Beam's Choice is much too good to waste. So if yoti'ie going to have one top many, don't make' Beam's Choice the one. Beam's Choice is gently mellowed foi 8 long years in charred oak barrels. Then every drop 'is, charcoal filtered after aging. It's an expensive way to make Beam's Choice. Bu! as long as it's slowly savored and Ihoiouglily enjoyed by folks who [liink in modulation, it s well woilh tho effoil. Just iciiiembcr, too much of anything, even of a good thinp. is no Mod. Bob Considine trusted to take an active hand in the dramatic operation. Lubricates Frictions These and other ancient frictions Jim Gavin sought to lubricate here the other day at a ceremony which involved the burial of a time capsule in a park where Gavin's guys en- gaged in mortal conflict before moving on toward the great prize the rotten bridge. In the presence of the queen and polite protagonists of separate views, Gavin made a talk that echoed over the old battleground like a combina- tion of the voice of conscience and communal valor. Here are some excerpts: "I would like to talk to you about three aspects of the af- fair the Dutch people, my British colleagues in combat, and the American effort. The roles they played arc as vivid in my mind today as they were 30 years ago. One never forgets such bravery, such great courage and the overall pall of extreme danger that was ever present to all of us during those historical days. "Owe My Life" "To begin with, I landed by parachute in a turnip field on the high ground several miles, west of Uroesbeek. 1 was ac- companied by Captain Arie Bestebreurtje. We were en- gaged at once by Germans in the nearby woods. Captain Bestebreurtje and I took the lead in moving our column up the road. Within minutes we were engaged by a German machinegun crew. Bes- lebreurtje killed a gunner with a single shot fired from the hip. For his courage and marksmanship, I owe my life. I asked Captain Bes- tcbrcurtje to locate and as- semble as many of the civilian underground as he could get in touch with. By shortly after daybreak, he had assembled about BOO Dutchmen, most of them wearing orange arm- bands. "They asked for the weapons of our dead and wounded so they could fight beside us. I pointed out to them thai they would certainly be killed i'f they were captured, since they were not in uniform. They replied that this was of no con- cern to them; what (hey wanted tn do was to participate in the liberation of their country. Dutch Saved Bridge "I asked them to cut all wires that could be found that approached the bridge, to post snipers in the buildings overlooking the bridge, and not to allow any Germans to place explosives on or near the bridge. "Through the years there has been much speculation about why the bridge was not Just lake a liny Hungrcx tablet before meals and banish those hated extra pounds as you banish hunger! Why? Because Hiiogroc is the most powerful reducing aid ever released for public use without prescription! Suppresses hunger pangs so effectively, it actually limits the ability of your body to produce gnawing hunger sensations! Result? You don't feel hungry down goes your calorie intake and down goes your weight. 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I assured them that we could hold At daylight we counter attacked and then on to the Rhine, never again losing tho initiative In over three years of war that took us from North Africa to Berlin, this was the most difficult, touch-and- go battle that the 82nd fought it was a very close thing "I would urge all of us to put it back in our memories and got on with the task of peace, get on with the lask (if cooperation and working together to the end that the peace that our veterans fought fur so valiantly will continue to he theirs to enjoy and not only theirs but their sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters yet unborn." (iavin for President. Senksi Citizen Buses Cedar Rapids System Telephone 383-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5896 Ask one who iives in one! Quiet luxury living in Cedar Rapids' newest, most unique condominium development. A park-like setting overlooking beautiful applewood valtey. Immediate occupancy or your design. 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