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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                tfctlnr The Grunl Wood window, 24 feet high und 20 feel wide, was designed in 1927 by Wood. The famous artist later went to Europe to oversee construcllon of the window and arranged for its placement and completion in 1U29. The window depicts the "lady of peace and victory" watching over soldiers repre- senting the Revolutionary, Civil, .Spanish-American and First World wars. Gazette Photos by John Mclvor UPI TelcDholo Semi-Secret Project Complete Announcement was made Thursday dial the priceless stained-glass window by Grant Wood in Veterans Memo- rial building on May's island is safe after four months of semi-secret work at a cost of about in federal reve- nue sharing funds. Since the window is priceless no company approached hy the city council would insure it. The protection consists of a metal framework on both sides of the window supporting three-eighlhs-incii thick tempered glass. The project was kept as a prcventalivc against possible vandalism prior to its completion. Stolen Carving Returned to Church Patrolman Bernard Mclnerney returns to the Kev. Raynald Schaaf, associate pastor of St. Peter's Catholic church in Chicago, a mother of pearl carving which was stolen Wednesday from the church. Police said the carving was taken to a tavern by a man who sold it for to a dishwasher, who presented it as a gift to the tavern owner, who on learning it had been stolen took it to her own church, where police retrieved it. Kissinger Congratulates Ford for His SALT Dealings With Russia By Art Buchwald WASHINGTON I have just received the tapes from Henry Kissinger's conversation with President Ford on Air Force One, just after they took off from Vladivostok. "Mr. President, you were magnificent. You did in three months what Richard Nixon couldn't accomplish in five years." "I "Yes, sir. Brezhnev really knew he had come up to someone his equal when he started talking SALT with-you." "I got the feeling he knew he couldn't push me around." "It was more than 'a feeling, Mr. Pres- ident. I actually saw fear in Brezhnev's eyes." "You "When you said you could only allow the Soviets long-range missiles and bombers, he was thunderstruck." "You have to take a stand sometime." Different Game "And when you indicated that only of them could be MIRVed, he knew he was in a different ball game." "You. don't think I overdid it, do you, "You were jusl right, Mr. President lough when you had to be tough, conciliatory when you had to be conciliatory But through it all you let them know exactly where we stood." "I think you're right. By the way, Henry, where do we "Before we arrived at this agreement the Soviets could kill every man, woman and child in the United States 15 times. Now, thanks to your brilliant negotiating, they will on- ly be able to kill us nine times. Of course, the same holds true for us. We can only kill their people nine times and you mighl gel some flak from the Pentagon on this. They are hop- ing for no less than an 11-time-pcr-person kill rate "Don't worry about that, Henry. I'll take care of the Pentagon." A Tonic "You know. Henry, I hate to admit this. I really had fun m Vladivostok. No one was bugging me about inflation the recession or the budget. These overseas trips are really a ton- "Where do you think we ought to go next U' Mr Prcsirtcnt- BUCHWALD Caught By Curiosity A young onlooker at a house fire in Topeka. Kan., got his head caught in an over- pass bridge railing and began screaming for help. Firemen had to take lime mil from fighting the blaze to extricate the boy from his predicament. Something Missing New Bedford, Mass., Mayor .John A. Markey takes a call at his makeshift desk following removal of furniture owned his predecessor. Former Mayor George Rog- ers, now a senator-elect, said he needed his desk and chair for an office he's setting up. u; KOlnK work il "ut lhl' Chinese We II have you In front of the Great Wall by next October "Wow. Wall till Ilell Belly." "This is your pilot speaking. We expect some turbulent   

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