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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                NEW YORK (liri) Havana, once noted for a sense of style and elegance, now resembles the drabness of other Communist capitals, ac- cording to a group of newsmen who recently returned from Fidel Castro's Cuba. "Havana has begun lo look like one of the capitals of Eas- tern Europe." said Richard Valeriani, NBC News diploma- lie correspondent. "So do the people. Things are lighter than Moscow, but Havana is more like Bucharest. People just mope around. "If yon pul three Cubans logether any place else in the world, there will be an ar- gument, lu Havana they just stand silently on the street corners." Valeriani. who spent two years in Cuba during Hie early days of the Castro regime, was one of 29 American newsmen who went to Havana with By Sylvia Porter NEW YORK You are now living through the most complex, most horribly expen- sive and most treacherous credit market in U. S. history. You need knowledge, guidance and wisdom as never before to 8 The Cedar Haplds (iasette: Frl.. Oct. 11. 1971 Hawaiian Isle Home For Monkeys HONOLULU (UPI) A sparsely populated Hawaiian island may become the home for thousands of monkeys raised to ease a worldwide shortage of the disease-free animals for scientific studies. A private venture, is being to produce about monkeys a year, the lar- gest monkey raising under- taking in the country, on Ihe tiny island of Molokai, 54 miles southeast of Honolulu. Leading Supplier Dr. Richard Bullock, assis- tant director of the University of Hawaii Experiment Station and consultant to the project, explained thai India, Ihe lead- ing supplier of Rhesus monkeys for laboratory pur- poses, is cutting back dras- tically on its exports of the creatures, creating an urgent need for another source of supply. "In India. Ihe supply is run- ning' out because of oppor- Bullock said. "Also the losses in shipping and handling have been tremen- dous." India had been exporting about Rhesus monkeys a year, but cut back in 1974 to only Bullock said the Hawaiian Primate Production Center, headed by Richard Gearharl of Portland, Ore., plans to lease enough land on Molokai to eventually produce monkeys annually and sell them to institutions for scien- tific purposes. Large Stale Monkey raising can be a profitable business, with monkeys worth about each. Bui it will take two to three years to bring production lo a large scale, Bullock said, at an estimated cost of about million. "Molokai is climatically ac- ceptable for monkey Bullock said. "They like warm climates." Bui many trees will also have lo be planted to shield the monkeys from the island's severe winds. Bullock said the biggest problem is keeping the monkeys disease free. "Of course, Ihe original monkeys brought in have to be free of disease, and they must he fed disease free food and handled by disease free he said. Monkey Colds "The problem of disease transmitted from man to monkey is much greater than from monkey to man. A monkey can even catch a cold." Preliminary plans involve planting a vegetable farm lo feed the monkeys and hiring and training pineapple workers who face unemployment when Molokai's plantations are phased out. Facilities would be built to make sure the monkeys don't escape, and lo keep curious and possibly contagious humans away from them. The ultimale say on whether the monkey project starts resls wilh the stale board of agriculture, which is consider- ing all aspects of the situation. A spokesman said, "In the face of population problems, we now seem to be faced with the problem of non-human primates." The stale is studying whether it can be assured that monkeys introduced on such a massive scale are disease free and whether to waive the present S50 bond for every monkey entering Hawaii. Once Elegant Havana Is Drab Now Senators .lavils (K-N.Y.) and I'ell Tight Control Although American news- tm-ii have sporadically visited Cuba in the last few years, Hie recent Irip was I ho firs! major journalistic invasion since Washington anil Havana severed relations. "I definitely had (be feeling I was in a society that was very lightly controlled." said Anthony Hatch, assistant news director of WCBS-TV in New York. Hatch was billeted at the liOII-riioin Havana Libre hotel, once part of the Hilton chain. Us days of luxury apparently are over. "There was no air condition- Hatch said, "and the plumbing had oxidized. The carpets were so mildewed that they made you gag at times. By American standards the food was not very good. But youn.u Cubans sti rooftop." All Karmarks Dan Kather of CBS News disagreed, saying be did not find Havana as rundown as did the others. "Old Havana, which was built in the Kith Century, is very old, but that's because it's so ancient. New Havana is not the old Casino Idiw of the Batista era. but I was surprised how well it was run." Nevertheless, Rather said lie found Castro's Cuba tu have all the earmarks of "a Socialisl- Conniumist country." "But the tone is lighter." he said. "Compared with the USSR, there is less tension." "Siickered In" Although the .lavits-l'ell trip received much fanfare and news coverage, Ted Koppel. ABC News diplomatic corres- pondent, was distressed by the entire event "In a sense we wore all snckered be said. "I Ibliik it was a legitimate news event for us to cover, especially since Cuba has been closed to us for so long. "But I don't think it's a good idea for amateurs, .lavils and I'ell, lo engage in foreign policy. They are not profes- sional diplomats. Even though they said they were not nego- tiating, their trip makes it possible for (-'astro to say, 'Look, America is coming lo us. Socialism is winning out.' "I think the whole thing was atmospherics, theatrics, but 1 have no way of proving it." Valeriani, Koppel and Hatch said they were closely watched by Kxpecled Drill "They were probably (1-2 or secret said Valeriani, who added that many aspects of (he trip resembled "going to camp. "They (the escorts) would call us at for breakfast, and ibeii gather as in the lobby. I really expected them lo start a calisthenics drill." Rather, who was in Cuba tu do a special program on Cas- tro, was treated differently. He was allowed to be on bis own. On the subject of Castro, the newsmen generally were impressed by what they saw. "lie looked a lot Rather said. "He's less intense and has a refreshing twinkle in his eye." Valeriani. who had seen Castro in action, said be thought the Cuban leader was one of the "two or three grea- test speakers" be has ever beard. "Kor some reason he has escaped the lain! of dicta- torship, even though there have been as many political executions in Cuba as in Chile or Greece After Five Years, Credit Education Still Lagging Last of five articles conic through unharmud in an era of runaway living costs side by side wilh deepening economic slump. The Truth in Lending law, which was blasted off to a much-publicized start a full five years ago, was supposed to help give you this knowledge, guidance and wisdom. II was designed lo help eliminate credit pitfalls by making it illegal for lenders to hide the Irue costs of borrowing and to guide you lo "the informed use of credit." Yet. in these five years, only an insignificant smattering of consumer credil education has been offered in our high schools. an I i-poverty programs, adult education courses and elsewhere lo reach the most vulnerable consumers. Few Counseling Services Inexpensive or free credit counseling service's are no means widely enough available lo meet the needs of those who simply do not understand what's involved when they borrow money. The relatively few agencies that do exist are cnrrenlly overwhelmed with "business." No public or private agency publishes the interest rates currently being charged by in- dividual lenders in various parts of the U. S. on various types of consumer loans for Sylvia Porter Your United Way A Work new and used cars, home improvements, appliances. In fact, the Federal Reserve Board is now fighting a lawsuit by two consumer organixations Consumers I'nion. based in Mount Vermin. X. Y.. and San Francisco Consumer Action which would force the Federal Reserve to make detailed data on interest rules charged by individual lenders available lo Ihc public. But without this in- formation, you. the credil user, are at a disadvantage in shop- ping for the best possible deal. Some Breaking Law Of course most major lenders including not only banks but also auto dealers, department stores offering charge accounts and other reliable sources now disclose the information required under Truth in Lend- ing. You can, with adequate time and inclination, find out Ihe details on your own. Bui you still wimld run into dis- mayingly large numbers who are telling less than all or who are still using deceptive "add- on" rales. As jusl one illustration, a recent telephone study by Rep. Stark (D-Calif.) of six auto salesmen uncovered the fact that all six quoted "discount- ed" rates for aulo financing deals rates which are about half the true actual "annual percentage rates" required under Truth in Lending. If the law were properly enforced, noted Stark, salesmen such as those would be liable for penalties of in fines or a year in jail. To continue the quiz, therefore: Do you know Mie conditions under which garnishment res- trictions do not apply to your pay? A. Your wages may not be garnished at all if you are under court order to pay alimony child support or if you are covered by a court order under chapter XIII of the Federal Bankruptcy Act. (j. Is an employer allowed lo fire you if your wages arc gar- nished'.' A. Under federal law, not if your wages were garnished for a single indebtedness. Under the law in some stales, you can not be fired for any garnish- ment. Union contracts also strengthen protection for many workers. Q. What if the wage garnish- incut law ill your state is in conflict wilh or even stricter than the federal provisions? A. If there's a conflict, the federal law prevails; but if your stale law provides you with more protection than the federal law, the state law lakes precedence. If you lliink the garnish- ment law has been violated, what should you do? A. Contact your nearest Wage and Hour area office. Employment Standards Ad- ministration, U. S. Department of Labor. Q. Win, enforces Truth in Lending? A. Responsibility is divided among nine federal agencies. If you're seeking guidance here, contact the nearest Federal Trade Commission of- fice or the FTC at Illli jt Penn- sylvania. N. W., Washington, C. 20580, and ask if you should go elsewhere. Duck Hen Falls For Jet Liner MILWAUKEE (UPI) A mallard (luck hen Ihinking she was either a jel plane or in love wilh one created a minor disturbance- at Gen. Mitchell field. The duck lauded on the United Airlines ramp, nearly hilling a member of the ramp crew, and refused lo budge. She was so lame she allowed herself to be picked up and laken away, but she came back, only lo gel Ihe heave-ho for good. "We can't believe she lliiuks our planes are fellow a Uniled spokesman said. "But maybe she's fallen in love with Herman, Hie duck on the back of the North Central aircraft." Travels Miles, Near Home 30 YEARS AGO The Red army's long-awaited full-scale attack on the East Prussian 1 :ler opened up. This is Alice Grceley and your Uniled Way contribution is helping her. Mrs. Oreeley is a victim of Parkinson disease, arthritis anil diabetes. In Mrs. Grccley had surgery on her right band and is unable to do many things for herself that she used lo do. A homomakor from Iho family service agency provides service four hours a week. She gives a bath, person- al care and keeps the aparlmenl clean. Mrs. Grceley also enjoys five noon meals a week from the mobile meals program of the family service agency. Thanks to you Mrs. (ireeley is living in her own home where she wants lo be. CAVE-IN-ROCK, 111. (AP) Kudy Bragdon's job lakes him H.828 miles a year, but he never is more lhan bailing distance from this liny Ohio Hiver town. Bragdon, pilots the Cavc- in-Hock ferry, one of Ihe privately owned, full-time auto ferries plying America's inland waters and the only one operating on the Ohio west of Cincinnati. Kxcepl for two years in She army, he's been at it steadily since 19-111, never more than half a mile from where he left or where he's bound. Three limes an hour. hours a day. seven days a week, Bragdon points his 45- foot tug's prow at the Kentucky shore, yanks the propeller lever and chugs across. His 250-horsepower diesel churns out six knots and the round trip takes about lf> minutes. Cscd in ii" "Thai's about all I've ever done." he says. And il's about all he's ever wanted to (In. Year after year he ferries cars across with license plates from every slate in the union and he's never been curious enough lo follow Ihcm. lie's been to Chicago a couple of times, and In- dianapolis. he just slay around here mostly." Driving a ferry isn't Ihe most exciting occupation ii) the world, but Bragdon is content "You gel used lo il. You don't mind il. It's just being here. Thai's Ihe big tiling of the job. There's not much to do except sit here." lie learned the trade from his father, Carl, who signed on in and slill spells his son at the helm. Carl trained upriver on another boat and has become a philosopher over the years. "It gets monotonous as he says. Von see the same thing every time. But it's surprising...you see people... It's kind of amazing the mode of people that's traveling. "As uncertain as the world is today, even though ferries are going by Ihe board, I don'I know bill what I'd do il again." Kills Wandering Other people find it fascinat- ing, too, and ride just out of curiosity. Vacationers pass up the bridges above and below Cave-in-Itock and follow Illinois highway 1 right down lo its end at the ferry ramp jnsl to ride. There seems to be something ahonl ferries that lakes the edge off the urge to wander. P. A. "Candy" Hill owned the Cavo-in-Hock ferry for T2 years, rode it at least once a day and never thought of going farther. BUILD A NEW HOME OW YOUR LOT ANY PLAN-ANY SIZE ANY STYLE-ANY DESION ANYWHERE WE WILL BUILD ANY PLAN OUT Of OUR CATALOG OR ANY PLAN Of YOUR OWN FREE ESTIMATES WEIRFULLr FURBISHED 30 DAY DELIVERY "GUARANTEED PRICE HIGHEST QUALITY Hilt COLOR CATALOO Price Lit! TY BENNETT, BUILDER R.R. ELY, IOWA PH. 848-4268 U.S. HOMES 5390 2ND AVE. DU KOINES. RATES PAID ON Airl Mln. Terin Years All interest is paid quarterly. Monthly income checks available on all certificates. All accounts insured op by FSLIC. A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY IS REQUIRED FOR EARLY WITHDRAWAL OF savings loan association 1135 7th Avenue. MARION 111 East 1 st Street, MONTICELLO Profit Planning Clinics Held In Eastern Iowa AMKS-A serifs of profit planning clink's will bo bold In Cedar linplds and Davon- in October. for Ibu Ihree otiu-diiy clinics will include guide to increasing profits, loss control management and plant .securi- ty, and material handling and plant layout. The clinics are sponsored by (be Center for Iiiduclrial licseacb and Services of Iowa Stale university. The clinics will be livid in C'edar Rapids on Oct. Hi, 23, and 30; and in Davenport on Oct. 17, 24, and 31. The seminars will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude about !l p.m. A registration fee per clinic is charged. Registration deadline is the Thursday be- fore each week's series of Clin- ics. Those interested can contact CIKAS, 201 Kuilding E, Iowa State university, Ames, 50010, to register. Brennan: Jump In Job Training CLEVELAND (Ul'I) Labor Secretary Brennan says the federal government is at- tempting to spur increased productivity in the nation by picking up the lab for addi- tional job training. Brennan told Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council that billion has been earmarked for dis- tribution unilur the com- prehensive Employment and Training Act. "We must make sure that all workers get adequate training to earn their way in the job Brennan said. "Bet- ter trained workers are more productive." iUPiHSTMSTlllS are easy to maneuver. Here's why: First, exclusive Lawn-Boy engine is pounds lighter than comparable horsepower 4- cyclo engines. Second, the strong Magnalitc deck is than aluminum. The easiest-to-push mower made loday! It Solid State Ignition with a hotter spark S for Quick starts... new simplified carburetor with 1 fewer parts for Sure S starts. Solid State means no condenser Z or points to replace. a, Snap-on grass bag with pivoting support rod. Patented safety features. Extra quiet S) under-the-deck muffler. 6 cutting S heights. discharge gets jb clippings other mowers miss. 1 -year S warranty. 3 I SEE YOUR LOCAL DEALER AND CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY OF '74 MODELS Bradman Service Sales 2929 Center Pt. Rd. N.E. Cedar Rapids Lumber 902 2nd St. S.W. Corells Outdoor Machine 228 A Ave. N.E. Four Seasons Hardware 3028 Ml. Vernon Rd S. E. Happel Sons Inc. 57 I 5 6lh SI. S.W. Hawkeye Seed Co. Inc. 803 3rd Avn. S.I.. Harry B. Jones Plumbing Heating I 849 7th Avn., Mini.m Kubias Hardware 31 I 3rd Pecks Green Thumb Conlnr I'l. Rd N I Small Engine Service Alt in'.   

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