Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 11, 1974, Page 8

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ...... v.v rn WW SSK •v.v iii: NKW YORK (UPI) -Havana, once noted for a sense of style and elegance, now resembles the drabness of other Communist capitals, according to a group of newsmen who recently returned from Fidel Castro’s Cuba. ‘Havana has begun to look like one of the capitals of Eastern Europe,” said Richard Valeriani, NBC News diplomatic correspondent. "So do the people. Things are lighter than Moscow, but Havana is more like Bucharest. People just mope around. "If you put three Cubans together any place else in the world, there will be an argument. In Havana they just stand silently on the street corners.” Valeriani, who spent two years in Cuba during the early days of the Castro regime, was one of 29 American newsmen who went to Havana with 8 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Pct, ll, 1974 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 organized to produce about 10,000 monkeys a year, the largest monkey raising undertaking in the country, on the tiny island of Molokai, 54 miles southeast of Honolulu. leading Supplier Dr. Richard Bullock, assistant director of the University of Hawaii Experiment Station and consultant to the project, explained that India, the leading supplier of Rhesus monkeys for laboratory purposes, is cutting back drastically on its exports of the creatures, creating an urgent need for another source of supply. “In India, the supply is running out because of opportunists,” Bullock said. "Also the losses in shipping and handling have been tremendous.” India had been exporting about 70,000 Rhesus monkeys a year, but cut back in 1974 to only 15,000 Bullock said the Hawaiian Primate Production Center, headed by Richard Gearhart of Portland, Ore., plans to lease enough land on Molokai to eventually produce 10,000 monkeys annually and sell them to institutions for scientific purposes. Large Scale Monkey raising can be a profitable business, with monkeys worth about $480 each. But it will take two to three years to bring production to a large scale, Bullock said, at an estimated cost of about $10 million. “Molokai is climatically acceptable for monkey raising,” Bullock said. “They like warm climates." But many trees will also have to 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, the original monkeys brought in have to be free of disease, and they must be fed disease free food and handled by disease free workers,” 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 1,000-acre vegetable farm to 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 to keep curious and possibly contagious humans away from them. The ultimate say on whether the monkey project starts rests with the state board of agriculture, which is considering 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 state is studying whether it can be assured that monkeys introduced on such a massive scale are disease free and whether to waive the present $50 bond for every monkey entering Hawaii. Once Elegant Havana Is Drab Now Senators ,lavits (R N Y ) and Pell (I)-R I.) Tight Control Although American newsmen have sporadically visited t uba in the last few years, the recent trip was the first major journalistic invasion since Washington and Havana severed relations “I definitely had the feeling I was in a society that was very tightly controlled.” said Anthony Hatch, assistant news director of WCBS-TV in New York Hatch was billeted at the BOO-room Havana Libre hotel, once part of the Hilton chain. Its days of luxury apparently are over. “There was no air conditioning,” 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 young Cubans still danced on the rooftop ” All Earmarks Dan Rather of CBS News disagreed, saying he did not find Havana as rundown as did the others. “Old Havana, which was built in the 16th Century, is very old, but that’s because it’s so ancient. New Havana is not the old Casino Row of the Batista era, but I was surprised how well it was run." Nevertheless. Rather said he found Castro’s Cuba to have all the earmarks of “a Socialist-Communist country." “But the tone is lighter." he said. ‘‘Compared with the USSR, there is less tension.” "Suckered In" Although the Javits-Pell trip received much fanfare and news coverage, Ted Koppel, ABC News diplomatic correspondent, was distressed by the entire event ‘ In a sense we were all suckered in,” he said. "I think 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, davits and Pell, to engage in foreign policy. They are not professional diplomats. Even though they said they were not negotiating, their trip makes it possible for Castro to say, Look, America is coming to us. Socialism is winning out.’ "I think the whole thing was atmospherics, theatrics, but I have no way of proving it.” Valeriani, Koppel and Hatch said they were closely watched by “escorts”. Expected Drill "They were probably G-2 or secret service," said Valeriani, who added that many aspects of the trip resembled "going to camp.” "They (the escorts) would call us at 6:110 for breakfast, and then gather us in the lobby. I really expected them to start a calisthenics drill ” Rather, who was in Cuba to do a special program on Castro, was treated differently. He was allowed to be' on his own. On the subject of Castro, the1 newsmen generally were impressed by what they saw . "He looked a lot younger," Rather said. "He’s less intense and has a refreshing tw inkle in his eye.” Valeriani, who had seen Castro in action, said he thought the Cuban leader was one of the "two or three greatest speakers” he has ever heard. “For some reason he has escaped the taint of dictatorship, even though there have been as many political executions in Cuba as in Chile or Greece." •tty. mi •.VA Duck Hen Falls For Jet Liner After Five Years, Credit Education Still Lagging By Sylvia Porter NEW YORK - You are now living through the most complex, most horribly expensive and most treacherous credit market in U. S. history. You need knowledge, guidance and wisdom as never before to —*** ^ i^^‘*fc“<*“^v*l‘*vv"Y‘,yvyv,yvvvvv\rvxnj-u~u~ Last of five articles come through unharmed in an era of runaway living costs side by side with 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. It was designed to help eliminate credit pitfalls by making it illegal for lenders to hide the true costs of borrowing and to guide you to “the informed use of credit.” Yet. in these five years, only an insignificant smattering of consumer credit education has been offered in our high schools,    anti-poverty programs, adult education courses — and elsewhere to reach the most vulnerable consumers Few C ounseling Services Inexpensive or free credit counseling serv ices are bv no means w idely enough available to 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 currently overwhelmed with “business.” No public or private agency publishes the interest rates currently being charged by individual lenders in various parts of the U. S. on various types of consumer loans for Sylvia Porter Your United Way At Work new and used cars, home improvements, appliances In fact, the Federal Reserve Board is now fighting a lawsuit by two consumer organizations — Consumers Union, based in Mount Vernon. N Y . and San Francisco Consumer Action — which would force the Federal Reserve to make detailed data on interest rates charged by individual lenders available to the public But without this information. you. the credit user, are at a disadvantage in shopping for the best possible deal. Same Brea king Law Of course most major lenders — including not only bunks but also auto dealers, department stores offering charge accounts and other reliable sources — now disclose the information required under Truth in U*nd-ing. You can. with adequate time and inclination, find out the details on your own. But you still would run into dismayingly large numbers who are telling less than all or w ho are still using deceptive "addon" rates. As just one illustration, a recent telephone study by Rep. Stark (D-Calif.) of six auto salesmen uncovered the fact that all six quoted “discounted" rates for auto 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 these would be liable for penalties of $5.(HK) in fines or a year in jail. To continue tho quiz, therefore: !)• you know the conditions under which garnishment restrictions do not apply to your pay? A Your wages may not be garnished at all if you are under court order to pay alimony and/or child support or if you are cov ered by a court order under chapter XIII of the Federal Bankruptcy Act. Q. Is an employer allowed to fire you if your wages are garnished? A. Under federal law, not if your wages were garnished for a single indebtedness. Under the law in some states, you can not Ik* fired for any garnishment. Union contracts also strengthen protection for many workers. Q. What if the wage garnishment law in your state is in conflict with or even stricter than the federal provisions? A. If there’s a conflict, the federal law prevails; but if your state law provides you with more protection than the federal law . the state law takes precedence. Q. lf you think the garnishment law has been violated, what should you do? A. Contact your nearest Wage and Hour area office, Employment Standards Administration, U. S. Department of Labor. Q. Who enforces Truth in Lending? A. Responsibility is divided among nine federal agencies. lf you’re seeking guidance here, contact the nearest Federal Trade Commission office or the ITC at 6th & Pennsylvania, N. W., Washington, I). C. 20580, and ask if you should go elsewhere Travels 9,828 Miles, Near Home 3$ YEARS AGO - The Red army's long-awaited full-scale attack on the East Prussian ► der opened up This is Alice Greeley and your United Way contribution is helping her. Mrs. Greeley is a victim of Parkinson discase, arthritis and diabetes. In 1972 Mrs Greeley had surgery on her right hand and is unable to do many things for herself that she used to do. A homemaker from the faintly service agency provides service four hours a week. She gives a bath, personal care and keeps the apartment clean. Mrs. Greeley also enjoys five noon meals a week from the mobile meals program of the family service agency Thanks to you Mrs. Greeley is living in her own home where she wants to be CAVE-IN-ROCK. 111. (AP) -Rudy Bragdon’s job takes him 9,828 milt's a year, but he never is more than hailing distance from this tiny Ohm River town. Bragdon, 43, pilots the Cave-in-Rock ferry, one of the privately own<*d, full-time auto ferries plying America’s inland waters and the only one operating on the Ohio west of Cincinnati. Except for two years in the army, he’s been at it steadily since 1949, never more than half a mile from where he left or where he’s bound Three times an hour, 12 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 15 minutes "Get Used ta It" “That’s about all I ve ever done,” he says And it s about all he’s ever wanted to do. Year after year he ferries cars across with license plates from every state in the union and he's never been curious enough to follow them lie s been to Chicago a couple of times, and Indianapolis. "But," he says."I just stay around here mostly.” Driv ing a ferry isn t the most exciting occupation in the world, but Bragdon is content - “You get used to it. You don’t mind it. It s just being here. That s the big thing of the job. There’s not much to do except sit here ” He learned the trade from his father. Carl, who signed on in 1935 and still spells his son at the helm. Carl trained upriver on another boat and has become a philosopher over the years. “It gets monotonous as heck,” he says. " You see the same thing every time. But its surprising...you see people... Its kind of amazing the mode of people thats traveling. "As uncertain as the world is today, even though ferries are going by the board. I don’t know but what I'd do it again.” Kills Wandering Other people find it fascinating, too, and ride just out of curiosity. Vacationers pass up the bridges above and below Cave-in-Rock and follow Illinois highway I right down to its end at the ferry ramp just to ride. 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She was so tame she allowed herself to be picked up and taken away, but she came back, only to get the heave-ho for good. “We can’t believe she thinks our planes are fellow ducks.” a United spokesman said. “But maybe she’s fallen in love with Herman, the duck on the back of the North Central aircraft.” Profit Planning Clinics Held In Eastern Iowa AMES—A series of profit planning clinics will be held in Cedar Rapids and Davenport in October Topics for the three one-day clinics will include guide to increasing profits, loss control management and plant security, and material handling and plant layout. The clinics are sponsored by the Center for Inductrial Reseach and Services of Iowa State university. The clinics will be held in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 16, 23, and 30; and in Davenport on Oct. 17, 24, and 31. The seminars will begin at 2 p m. and conclude about 9 p.m. A $25 registration fee per clinic is charged Registration deadline is the Thursday before each week’s series of clinics. Those interested can contact CIRAS, 201 Building E, Iowa State university, Ami's, 50010, to register. Brennan: Jump In Job Training CLEVELAND (UPI) -Labor Secretary Brennan says the federal government is attempting to spur increased productivity in the nation by picking up the tab for additional job training. Brennan told Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council that $2 billion has been earmarked for distribution under the comprehensive Employment and Training Act. "We must make sure that all workers get adequate training to earn their way in the job market,” Brennan said. "Better trained workers are more productive.” LAWN-BOY* are easy to maneuver. Here’s why: First, exclusive Lawn-Boy engine is pounds lighter than comparable horsepower 4-cycle engines Second, the strong Magnalite deck is 1/3 lighter than aluminum The easiest-to-push mower made today1 Solid State KT Model 5273 [JI \ k. v \ NS \ tw ll Solid State Ignition with a hotter spark for Quick starts .. new simplified carburetor with 1/3 fewer parts for Sure starts Solid State means no condenser or points to replace. Snap-on grass bag with pivoting support rod Patented safety features Extra quiet under-the-deck muffler 6 cutting heights Up/front discharge gets clippings other mowers miss 1 -year warranty SEE YOUR LOCAL DEALER AND CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY OF 74 MODELS Bradman Service A Sales 2929 Cantor Pf. Rd. N E. Cedar Rapids Lumber 902 2nd St. S W Corells Outdoor Machine 228 A Ave. N E. Four Seasons Hardware 3028 Mt. Vernon Rd $ E. Happel A Sons Inc. 5715 6th St. S.W Hawkeye Seed Co. Inc. 803 3rd Ave. S E. Harry B. Jones Plumbing A Heating 1849 7th Ave , Marion Kubias Hardware 311 3rd Ave. S E Pecks Green Thumb 5008 Center Pt Rd N I Small Engine Service Atkins I i A I ;

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