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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                my particular position, being a veteran will 'have j valuable Input Into shaping j; the ROTC unit (at Coe) for the v. next says Henry 3 Taylor. 5 Taylor, who has already spent four years In the U.S. j navy has been tapped as the new commander of the air force reserve officers training 5 corps unit for the spring term at Coe college. He becomes the first service veteran to hold the top.posi- tion in the ROTC unit at Coe. Taylor, from i; S.C., came to Coe in 1987 as a J freshman, "as an adventure because it was far then elected to "stop out" to join the navy. a There were many personal reasons for his "stopping j Taylor said, including the dissension on college campuses around the country over black rights and the war in Vietnam. Jtiied Navy In June, 1968, Taylor joined the navy. He was sent electronic school at Great Lakes, 111., then to communi- cations school in Bainbridge, Md., and finally to advanced code school in Charleston, be- jrLCCGnt Veteran H6ads if for First time contact with officers I fcit were good men to begin Taylor, said. So the switch next May when he Is sworn in as a'second lieuten- ant in the air force, he feels, will not be difficult.- i "There are many benefits to the military life- from my point of view: I am, a disci- plinarian and the military provides this same atmos- phere as well as a challenge that probably would .not be available in a civilian environ; mcnt." He emphasized, "Going into the military does not preclude me from further education noting that he Would like to continue his studies'In the field of psychol- vf Taylor feels his HOTC command (which will end In will be intra-corps reUted. He feels his est responsibilities are prepar-< ing the juniors on his staff to" run the corps next'year, and to conduct and achieve corps training goals in the military in as professional a manner as possible. Tfce Cedar laylfe Ctittte: Dee. 1174 Club's Model Trains On Display at Hy-Vee Robert Klopp of the Optl- providing a background hi law Henry Taylor on Guests are Invited to visit the model train layout dtfvel- oped over the last several years, by members of the Mod- el Train club sponsored by the Tuesday Noon Optimists. The' extensive HO gauge layout Is located on the second floor of the Hy-Vee store at First avenue and Sixteenth street NE. The Model Train club was initiated by Dr. Dale A. Myers who its .activities for more than 15 years. The'Model Train cjub is one of the year-round youth activi ties financed by the Tuesday Noon Optimist club through Us annual Christma? tree sale which is being conducted at Kingston stadium. She Swimming Lessons by Moil mist club said Saturday that arrangements also can be made for organizational groups to tour the model train layout. He invited groups in- terested to contact him, or any member of the Optimist club Regal, a specialist in model train construction who serves as leader of the club. Individuals also were invit- ed to; drop by (luring the cluri's regular meeting time is Tuesdays from 7 to 9 ''p.m. "Klopp said another major the Tuesday Noon Optimists is the sponsorship 'of a Junior Police club with the overall aims of teaching citizenship and gun safely and enforcement; "The group meets regularly at the police station where officers he'lp with the pro-' Klopp said. "The Jun- ior Police also get some pract- ical experience on projects such as helping control pedes- trian traffic'at parades." The Optimist club also sponsors an annual youth ora- torical contest and makes contributions' to Other youth organizations for purchase of equipment the organizations might otherwise not be able to afford. A major contribution in that area this year was the purchase of canoes and rifle range equipment for Camp Wapsie-Y. EAST GRAND Minn. (AP) Diana'DUlJ- leavy, 14, may be this coun- try's first mall order swim- mer. Since there is no swim team or Indoor pool In this community of Diana receives a workout schedule weekly from Arnie Keck, a swimming coach in Eugene, Ore. She practices' at the Univer- sity of North Dakota pool and was good enough' to qualify last August for the National AAU Long Course champion- ships in Concord, Calif. She placed 16th in the 200 meter- freestyle, competing against some 80 swimmers. Shop Monday through Friday 9 a.m. 'til 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.'ti! 5 p.m. of the season! ...Brilliant Gift Ideas for a Christmas you'll never forget! Open Today (Sunday) 1-5 p.m. fore being stationed at the Naval Communications sta- tion, Balboa, Panama Canal zone. Then followed more training at Corpnado, Calif., and a final ten-month hitch as a communications adviser at a coastal surveillance center at Vung Tau, South Vietnam. Taylor returned to Coe in 1972, and brought his bride, Dell, also from Charleston, with him. Dell now works as secretary in the alumni office. Their daughter, Savita, will be two years old this week. Back at Coe, Taylor joined the Cedar Rapids naval rd- serve unit, became familiar with the Coe ROTC program, and finally joined the ROTC unit his junior year. "Stepplig tit" ef whea he did, says Tayltr, "helped me a great deal be- cause It taigkt me perswal, dlsclpllie, aid tfeis has made my academies relatively ea- Taylor holds an overall t grade point averaee of 3.583 J (out of a perfect and will graduate in May with a degree in psycholoey. Col. James L. Lee, head of the ROTC unit -at Coe. and professorof aerospace studies, j described Taylor as "probably _- the most well rounded, most mature and well-informed ca- del that has ever held this position at Coe." In addition to his studies, Taylor has served as president of the Afro-American Self I Education organization: This year he is chairman of Sach- em, the senior men's honorary scholastic society. Last summer he received the vice commandant's award i at summer camp in Plaits- burg, NlY., as the top man out j of the 25 in his flight for total performance in field training. "My experience as an enl- -isted man (radio man second class) was such that I' came in Vladivostok i Is Closed City Vladivostok, site of Presi- r; dent Ford's meeting with Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev, is one of the ,t most closed Soviet cities. The largest Russian-port in the Far East and the capital of the Soviet Union's rich Pacific Maritime district, it Is the base for the Soviet Pacific and flotillas of fishing, crabbing, and re- search craft. j The city and its sheltered dcepwator harbor crowded with cargo and passenger I vessels have boon off limits to Westerners since Red Army i; units overcame the last White resistance there in mz- j American, British, French, it Czech, and Japanese troops ?had moved inlo Vladivostok 'after the Russian Revolution 1918. But within two weeks :of (he Communist victory, the ylast foreign soldiers sailed <'homc, and the city, founded in "I860, was closed Magnificent Breakfront Wall Units a dramatic showcase for displaying precious possessions Traditionally Styled r YOUR CHOICE '129 ea. Choose your reclining sink into deepcushianing, pad- massive headresl. Wjpe-cloan naugohyde upholstery. 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