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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Mon.. Nov. IK, 1971 'Easy Rider' Draws Spectators1 Smiles COUNCIL BLUFFS Kidcr" hadn't pine very far Saturday before smiles appeared and that was just fine with Noah U'illiford. Williford. of I'crcival. Iowa, bewail a ride lo New York Saturday in Omaha aboard the Appaloosa "Kasy Rider." Across the Missouri river In Council Bluffs, Williford noted smiles on spectators along a Council Bluffs street. Williford is making the, extended ride as part of his Bicentennial project In "Make America He plans to ask Newsweek Magazine editors in New York to devote line complete issue to good news, Williford says lie isn't angry with tho magazine "for printing such dismal news in the past, because people make most of the news, bad and good. The way 1 see it. News- week has nothing to lose but bad news, and that would be good news." He says he will also ask President Ford to declare the week of Dec. as "Good News Week." The ride is expected to take about 411 days. Dubuque Republicans Report Difficulty Attracting Candidates DUBUQUK (AiM-The huque county Republican parly apparently is without candidates fur a Special dec- liun to till nil Iowa senate sent and possibly two house seals. Ken Siiodnrass, 'Dubuque Republican chairman, said the party is broke as a result of rieldiiiK nearly a full slate of candidates for the Nov. 5 eleclion. He said some persons have expressed interest in running. U. of I. Student Killed in Mobile AP WucDIlolo State Sen. George Kinley (D-Des right, is the new majority leader in the Iowa senate. Democratic state legislators gathers in Des Moines Saturday to choose majority positions in the 1975 Iowa legislature. Others elected were, from left, Bass Van Gilst, of Oskaloosa, assistant majority leader; rAinnette Doderer, of Iowa City, president pro tem, and Berl Priebe, of Algona, assistant majority leader. IOWA CITY An attempt- ed escape from the Johnson county jail by two inmates was thwarted Sunday during which a captain of detectives was beaten about the bead. According lo Johnson county sheriff Gary Hughes. Robert Daske, of Amana. and Ronald K. Brown, address un- known, had been transferred lo maximum security follow- ing their escape attempt at 7 p.m. Sunday. Daske has been charged wilh attempt lo do greal bodi- ly injury and Brown with ass- isting a felon with an attempt- ed escape. Administrative captain Doug Kdmonds was assisting a deputy jailer in a routine re- turn of prisoners lo their ceils. Brown allegedly refused to re- turn lo the cell and began tu scuffle with the jailer. Kdmonds. slanding in the outer door nf Ihe cell block, was allegedly slruck from behind by Daske. Sheriff Hughes said the blow was done by a chisel apparently stolen by the two inmates from the lool box (if a plumber who had been work- ing in.Ihe cell block Sunday afternoon. The water main bad broken earlier in the day. Kdmonds and Ihe unidenti- fied deputy sheriff reportedly fought free of the Daske and Brown attack and locked the inner cell block door. Iowa City police responded lo an emergency call and helped Johnson county depu- ties subdue Ihe two men and return them to their cells. Daske had been held since Nov.I.1! on a breaking and entering charge, a transfer of the Linn county jail. He was being held awaiting transfer to Ft. Madison penitentiary on another felonry charge. Brown whad been held in Johnson county jail since Oct. 23 on charges of robbery with aggravalion and forcibly com- pelling impelling a woman In perform a sexual act againsl her will. Sunday morning when liis mo- bile home in Iowa City was de- stroyed by fire. Firemen were summoned to the Forest View trailer court in at -I a.m. to discover the Michcls' trailer home en- gulfed in [lames. Johnson county medical ex- aminer Dr. T.T. Boxak ruled Michcls died of burns and smoke inhalation. His body was discovered near Ihe living room entrance after firemen extinguished the blaze in that area. Robert Parrolt. battalion chief for the department, theorized Michels was asleep and attempted to flee the trailer through the front entr- ance upon awakening. A roommate. Jay Sielman, a senior from Oelwein, was nut of town at Ihe lime. the trailer, was almost completely gutted by the blaze. State fire marshalls are expected in Iowa City Monday to investiage Ihe cause of the blaze. Services for young Michaels are set for a.m. Wednes- day at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Oelwein. Brant- Kerns chapel has charge. Surviving are his parenls, Mr. and Mrs. John Michaels of Oelwein; a sister. Mrs. Scott Grant of Logan; two brothers, Joseph of Central Ci- ty and John at home, and his paternal grandmother, Eliza- beth Michaels of Ilazlelon. Old Timers If Nation Goes Much Thpnfpr in Onp ItfBUvH HllVrUlOII H WUU 9 By Gordon Hanson ALTOONA na- tion is in for trouble if other Americans share the same knowledge that the Hanson family of Alluona has about a change-over lo the metric system. "If and when congress pass- es the National Weather Service said in a reccnl advisory, il "will prov- ide weather information in metric units." To wife, Joyce, I said: "The weather service says il will'report precipitation in millimeters and snow depth in centimeters, not inches or feet. What do you think of "You know she responded. "Everybody's going to have the temperature and rainfall and snow all screwed up. Who's going to remember all Ihis stuff. And besides that oh, dear." Wind Speed Wind speeds will be report- ed in kilometers. "Kilometer, calamity, billometer, clod- hopper." she muttered. "Are they doing this for Tlie weather service said Ihe height of waves and depths of rivers will be measured in meters. "In just plain Joyce asked. Long pause. "Boy. In meters, hull? Not with a meter? Boy. This is going to be terrible. "I just mastered the seven- digit telephone number and now they crime out with this. It's all right for junior high level, but not for us oldies." Daughter Tracy responded to Ihe matter of river mea- surement with typical III year- old aplomb. She knows what meters are "It's some miles put together." Twelve-year-old Mike start- ed confidently, but petered out. .1 mu iii meters is probably like well, il will say 3IIII feel, which is 100 yards. "And if il says HID yards well, if it's supposed lo be 100 yards il will be fill meters and we woiildn 'I know beans about how deep il is. They'll have to issue a pamphlet." Degrees Celsius The weather service said il will measure air pressure in millibars. "Sounds like something out of the Denver mint." Joyce re- acted, bars. Millibars. I don't know what to think." Temperatures are reported in degrees Fahrenheit. People know it's hot when the ther- mometer hits 1110 degrees, but who knows what Ihe reading will be '.vhc" the1 weather serv- ice gives temperatures in degrees Celsius a word replacing degrees centigrade. Joyce's best response: "Ilmmm. Celsius. Must mean heat. Cclsiu.i.' Yup. Heal." Tracy: "It's anil ah niiiini. Rulers'.' 1 don't know." Mike: "Yes. I heard that on the radio. They said Ihe temper- ature is degrees fahronheit. or minus two degrees celsius. or somelhing like that. "And then the weatherman said well, I'm not going to go into that." By I.cs Zachcis IOWA CITY Kastern lowans were pcrmilled a two- hour glimpse into Chinese theater Sunday night in Handier auditorium at Iowa City. The National Chinese Opera Theater proved lo be much more (heater than opera. A very large company presented a highly entertain- ing :.how thai was musically on the lean side, but offered variety in abundance. There is indeed a musical culture native lo China. But the complicated Chinese system of scales and modes, combined with the primitive nature of natiu1 instruments precludes any great musical heights. Quite wisely the em- phasis was placed upon other forms of entertainment where they do excel. Even Slapstick The total theater that result- ed was solid entertainment, even down to what we refer to as slapstick. Biggest nil of the evening was a troupe of ac- robatic tumblers who certain- ly reminded of an old RKO vaudeville presentation. Their agile antics, remarkably well coordinated for a group, drew thunderous applause. So did a routine that may best be de- scribed as organized baton juggling and passing. The costuming was a pic- ture of opulence and Oriental splendor. Likewise Ihe make- up was amazingly complicat- ed. Most uf Ihe story of the ac- tion on stage was presented in pantomime accompanied mus- ically by a ten-piece ensemble on stage. The native instru- ments were percussive. strings either plucked or bowed and thin textured reeds. There was. likewise, much DO SQUEAKS AND RATTLES BOTHER YOU? Dial 363-8563 11 II Didn't you know? RLSSCO WINDOWS and DOORS will Give'you year 'round comfort! o Save on Heating Cooling! Just Look: Now! In 1 1 Beautiful colors. Bakcd-on finish lasts for years Doors also available in Safety Glass, o Dependable Full Warranty leader since 1937 FREE ESTIMATES "Folks who are still quality-minded" 515 Eighth Avenue SE 364-0295 "THERE IS A DIFFERENCE" Evenings Call DON mm, 36.1-1164 OT WILLIAMSON, COGGON. MJ8K UPfltf. 362-2733 RICH ETSCHIIDT. HEWHHL 223 5436 BILL YQCK. STUNWOOD 945-3992 but when they're advised nf (he amount money even n short campaign would require require and that il appears the parly won't be able In help much, the interest cools. The senate seat will he left vacant by Democrat Michael Blouin, who is resigning lie- cause he was elected Second district Congressman. A special eleclion has been set for Dec. 31) to fill a house seal left vacant by the death Oct. 8 of Joe Clark, a Dubuque Democrat. Blouin's seat may be filled that date, too. If Hep. Bob Carr (D-Du- buque) is nominated for Blouin's seat, Carr's seat also could he filled on that dale. Democrats have 25 seals In Hie fid-member Iowa senale. as the result of the general elec- lion. The special election here will decide whether Demo- crals will have a clear majori- ty or whether it will be a 25-r- split. A split would give Repub- licans control because the senate's presiding officer will be Republican U. C.ov. Arthur Neu. StallsKdding At State's Biggest Auction By Elnora Robey LANSING Inflation was more apparent than recession recently at one of northeast Iowa's biggest antique auc- tions of Ihe year. Billed as a lll.OIIO-ilem event, the sale attracted buy- ers from Chicago lo Cedar Rpaids. Only (illll items had been sold when buyers and auctioneers called an end at about p.m. lo the first day of the three-day sale. They ran out of steam about 7 p.m. the second day. and by then ev- eryone knew three days wouldn't be enough lo sell ev- erything. The building had been sold and had lo be vacated by the end of the week. A star of the sale was a unique spinning wheel, a com- pact model with iwo wheels side-by-side. II was .in excellent condition. Bidding soon narrowed lo two dealers who happened to be sitting togelher in Ihe second row. By Ihe time Ihe price reached they were thinking twice before they made each bid. At about auctioneer Ray Sweeney, who had bought Ihe entire building and ils from the K'j-year-old collector, Albert Oeliierg of McGregor, said. "1 tell you now. [oiks. Albert valued this at when 1 was dealing with him. "lie may not have been right, but I think he was more right than we are. He was buying these things years be- fore any of us dreamed lliey would he valuable." When a glass Aladdin lamp with a broken spout went lor one man at the back of the room muttered, "There's no way on earth Ihey'll ever gel their money out of lhal. There was- some inconsis- tency on the part of the crowd Ihe first evening a box of old corkscrews was bid up lo SI .50; Hie second night a sim- ilar box brought eight limes that. Housewives who might have bought an advertising bean pot for or S4 at a household sale might have seen its mate sold for two or three times that. The sale was dominated by dealers in August, when Oelberg had a three-day sale in Waukon. followed by a one- day sale in McGregor. 100 peo- ple had registered the first half-hour. At the most recent sale, on- ly about 170 registered the first day. In some cases, people had Iried for years lo buy some of Oelberg's collection. He began collecting almost 70 years ago with coins and maintained his interest in his varied antiques and colleclables up lo the lire-sent. in Ihe way of fierce sabre swinging, wilh Ihe action continuing at a furious pace. (banks tu the generous dimeii- sions of Ihe Handier stage. j scenery was employed and any props were simply I suggestive. Note of Class The tonal inflections of the individual syllables with Ihcir phonemic element was an interesting phenomenon. 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