Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 20, 1974, Page 7

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December 20, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: I rl.. Dec. 20, 1971 Orville Wright: First Holiday Air G. B. Brown Harmony Hawks President Is G. B. Brown G. B. Brown was installed Thursday night as president of the Harmony Hawks chapter of the Society for the Preser- vation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. He succeeds Robert Colon. Other new officers include Hank Bierie, administrative vice-president; Jon McVay, program vice-president; David Ladd, secretary; and Gil Janes, treasurer. Board members are Tom Read, Mark Oppold, Merrill Aitchison and Harold Miller. Twenty Firms Signed Up for "Native Son" Twenty firms have aereed to participate in next Friday's Chamber of Commerce-spon- sored "Operation Native Son" at the Town House motor inn. This is the largest represen- tation in tiie event's 10-year history, according to program chairman W. David Faltis. "Operation Native co- ordinated by the Chamber's personnel managers commit- tee, provides employers and college seniors on Christmas vacation an opportunity lo dis- cuss employment possibilities. Regislralion will begin at noon next Friday, with inler- views scheduled between 1 and 4 p.m. Pre-registralion may be accomplished by wril- ing to the Chamber office. Faltis listed the following fields in which the participat- ing firms have expressed in- lercsl: Accounting, business ad- ministration, claims adjust- ing, computer science, data processing, economics and en- gineering. Also, industrial relations, management, marketing, sales, teaching and property and casually undenvriling. Federal and slale jobs will also be included. Coin Company Agrees To Pay Back LOS ANGELES (AP) A silver and gold coin dealer has agreed lo repay up to to customers and lo cease claiming to purchase coin commodities unless purchases are actually made. The dealer, United Stales Precious Metal Exchange Inc., is now in receivership. The city attorney's office had filed a consumer protection suit against the firm, its pres- ident, Sheldon Katz, and board chairman, Max Salow. The firm, which agreed lo a stipulation approved by Supe- rior Court Commissioner Har- old Boisvcrt, adrnitled no wrongdoing in lhe agreemenl. The firm is lo repay about 130 customers on a monthly in- slallmenl basis. The consumer suil asscrled the company took money from customers but instead of buy- ing coins only bought futures contracts on coins on margin from third parties in thc firm's name. Margin calls forced the company to go broke, the suit stated. The suit also said the company falsely claimed to store coins for customers. The company agreed to make no such claims in thc future. ON THIS DATE in 1803, a flag-raising ceremony al New Orleans marked lhe official transfer of lhe Louisiana Purchase from France lo the United States. The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetiand U.S.A. By Onsldine NEW YOKK The are endless at the ticket ers of the nation's air als. Countless thousands of travelers will make it home by Christmas, and a certain number of them will complain about the temperature of the wine they'll be served by the pretty girls aboard the million Boeing 7-17 at feet and 600 m.p.h. I wonder how many will pause to remember another Christmas season traveler. A young fellow named Orville Mr. Daniels brought over an- other batch. N. V. World wanted a 600-word account tel- egraphed to them. Scientific American wanted pictures. Century magazine wanted ex- clusive account and pictures." By Tuesday, Dec. 22, Bishop Wright was pleased to note in his diary, "I was at home all day. Reporters were culling and asking for pictures of the machine and the boys (Wilbur was 36, Orville 32.) On the same day he wrote to a skeptic, of which there must have been already millions: Panama, U.S. Forces Increase Rapport Bob Considine had some interviewers in the way but suppressed them." Two days later, thc bishop summed up the historic wcek- that-was with a simple heart- warming line in his diary: "We dine as a Ctonlatnn Uaoric PANAMA CITY (UP1) Despite stringent criticism of the American military presence In the Canal Zone by Panama's foreign ministry, U. S. and Panamanian armed forces arc working more closely together than ever. Thc rapport is such that a high-ranking U. S. army of- ficer said he foresees no dif- ficulty for a combination of ground forces from both na- tions to defend the canal under a planned treaty. The cooperation between Panama's national guard and thc U. S. military may not be surprising because of Panama's obvious Bishop Milton Wrighl of Day- ton, Ohio, from a windswept weather and sea rescue slalion al Kitty Hawk, N. C. It read: "Success four flights Thurs- day morning all againsl twen- ty-one mile wind starled from level with engine power alone average speed through air thirty-one miles longest 57 seconds inform press home Christmas." Prime Trade The world's first heavier- lhan-air flights performed by Orville and his brother Wil- bur, whose prime trade was selling and repairing bicycles, was hardly an instanl thunder- clap of a news story. Bishop Wright, their proud press agent, was chagrined. His dia- ry of Dec. 18, 1903, notes: "Thc (Cincinnati) Enquirer contained flaming headlines on the Wrights' flying. Dayton Journal and Cin. Tribune con- tain nothing! though I fur- nished press reporter the news." The media began lo calch on quickly enough after that. Orville's diary for Dec. 19 of that year concerned itself chiefly with lhe fact thai Ihcir flying machine and tools had by then been packed for ship- ment to Dayton by horsedrawn wagon and rail. But he added: "Capt. Jesse Ward (of the weather and rescue station) brought telegrams from Nor- folk correspondent of N. Y. World asking price for exclu- sive rights to pictures and sto- ry, and one from editor, Wom- an's Home Companion, want- ing pictures. Later in thc day, t Report "My sons are expected un- der the parental roof al- ways their home within a few days, when they will read s 19th inst. Keith Stapleton has been elected chairman of the Cham- bcr of Commerce civic bureau for 1975. He succeeds Milton about the "Yankee gorillas" on Panamanian soil it is frequently overlooked. Training Exercise Panamanian national guard companies, totaling about BOO men plus some staff officers, on simulated air strikes, air- borne assaults, rope climbing exercises and an air mobiliza- tion operation. "One of the main goals was to give thc Panama national guard an over-all look at how U. S. forces function under a combat said Chief Warrant Officer Henry Groce, liaison to the one hundred ninety-third infantry brigade. Combined civic action, com- munications, mapping and medical assistance projects are also conducted regularly without fanfare. Mid-East Force Last March, 195 guardsmen were given a three-week crash course at the U. S. army's jungle operations training 8. army mobile assistance team. At thc Invitation of U. S. military authorities, 20 guard officers toured the U. S. air national guard control and reporting center for "Opera- tion Black thc canal's air defenses. The Panamanians also visited U. S. missile installations on coastal Islands and Vulcan anti- aircraft cannon. While Panama's civilian policy makers denounce the Canal Zone military schools as a flagrant violation of the 1903 Canal Convention, Panama's military continues to take ad- vantage of the schools. An average of 200 officers and graduate an- from the U. S. Army Fort Government Brig. (Jen. Omar Torrljos took four, Including a 42-week command course at Fort Gulick. Some Panamanian noncom- missioned officers scrvi1 as guost instructors at thc Spanish-language School of the Americas. Thc collaboration reaches down to the police level. In Panama, the guard is respon- sible for police as well as mili- tary activities. Colonel Rodrigo Garcia, deputy guard commander, told a visiting group from thc U. S. War College recently that the possibility of joint national guard-Canal Zone police pa- trols was being discussed. And on Sept. 1, Capt. Guillermo Ferrufino was as- signed a desk in the Balboa, Canal Zone, police station as the first Panamanian liaison officer. sons say their four successful flights the 17th instant were 'from the level.' (The dispatch said the machine was launched down an incline.) "There are two screw pro- pellers directly behind thc double-decked aeroplane and none under it for uplighting it. (The dispatch said that one of the '6-bladed propellers' was located under the planet lo give an 'upward force.') "To get under headway Ihey laid a single rail track straight down the hill, but be- gan flight from the level. Their progress was ten miles per hour against a twenty-one- mllc wind; hence, counting still air, their flight was 31 miles an hour. I do nut know the distance of each several flight, but from thc lime max- imum of 57 seconds no one flight could have exceeded a thousand feet All reported as to what Orville or Wilbur said is not so unlikely, but probably mythical." (The Vir- ginian-Pilot had quoted Wil- bur as shouting, after his own first flight.) Orville wired his mother from the Chesapeake and Ohio depot at Ilunlington, W. Va., on Dec. 23, "Have survived perilous trip reported in pap- ers. Home tonight." "They came at the Bishop duly recorded. "They tendance chairman; Reginald Walters, program vice-chair- man; and Vern Iludck, alien- dance vice-chairman. Elected to the executive committee for three-year terms were William Bergman, Marlette Jensen and llapgood. The civic bureau schedules and coordinales general mem- bership meetings and special projecls. combined Iraining site about 100 miles southwesl of Panama Cily. Three U. S. army ballalions from Fort Clayton in the Canal Zone trained with three East peace-keeping force. The guardsmen also received driver and mechanics training for Jeeps and armor and mine instruction from a U. All but one of Panama's general staff officers have taken at least one course at lhe Canal Zone schools. Chief of ON THIS DATE in 1969, President Juan Valasco of Peru signed a contract for copper development by a U.S. company despite objections by leftisls and Communisls. AAorJnl LONDON (AP) Abraham Starr, a 33-year-old Canadian Indian who saved Iwo young children from a fire and tried unsuccessfully lo save a third, has been awarded lhe 1974 Stanhope gold medal for the bravest deed of the year, the Royal Humane Society said. The citation said that Starr, of thc Canadian department of Indian affairs, went into a blazing house at Heron bay In- dian reserve, Ontario, on May 3 and fought his way through intense heat and thick smoke to make the rescue. ON THIS DATE in 1813, thc U.S. congress established a system of internal revenue lo raise money. Growing Gift Ideas from GRgETER up Beautiful flonvrs'fast holiday candles'... the Grenter captures the very spirit of Christmas. But there's man: HVvt- designed a whole world of Horn! gifts i'or Christmas. for every- one on your list. And we'll send them almost any- where the FTD way. Sn, call or visit us today. Ofher beautiful blooming plants: Azaleas, Mums, Cyclamen. Beautiful Hanging Planters filled with ferns or vines and GARDEN SHOP I Terrariums sflos center pt. Rd. N.E. Miniature gardens in glass Desk and Cactus Gardens Large Green Plants in decorative pots Ferns, Orange Trees, Palms, Scheffleras and many more Blooming African Violets Blooming Christmas Cactus Hanging pots and macrame cords Terrarium and Bonsai Tree kits Air Ferns Just Received! a new shipment of decorative Hager Pots Wicker Wrought Iron Plant Stands Christmas Special Red Compote with Pompons Holly 1974 DECEMBER SUN. 1 8 15 22 29 MON. 2 TUBS. WED. THURS. FRL Selection SAT. 7 14 still has it when you need itl 30 31 27 21 28 Shop Friday Night 'til 9, Saturday to 5 Monday to 9, Tuesday to 5 ;