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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Burlington, Iowa Hawk Eye digest College football bowl bids Are official with Iowa accepting a bid to the peach bowl. See sports Page 9. Kathy alter tells about Low Cost original Christmas ideas in living Page 13. Beef producers ask for a better Friend than Nancy Degner. But then again neither could Consumers. Page 25 Mark Mandernach reports on life inside the Iowa state penitent tary one year after the riots and hostage takings. Page 26. Today s Index classified ads. .30-33 Hawk Eye happenings. .22 or Solomon. .17 local news. .3 crossword. .30 living. .13-17 editorial Page. .4 National world. .2 for the record. .23 deaths. .23 sports. .6-12 murder victim identified suspects sought by Mark Mandernach investigators reported finding the body of Cynthia Mae Maclaren 23, of 121 s. Sixth at la . Friday in a wooded area four Miles East of Sperry. The Case is being treated As a homicide. Assistant Des Moines county attorney William l. Dowell told the Hawk Eye saturday that investigators have several suspects but that the investigation will continue in Earnest on monday. A Des Moines county sheriffs spokesman said the victim had been missing since nov. La. The body was found near county Road h40. Detectives interviewed potential suspects and witnesses All Day saturday. The investigation by the Des Moines county sheriffs department the Burlington police and the department of criminal investigation is being coordinated at the Burlington police station. The Sci lab team returned to Des Moines saturday evening. Dowell said. Iowa Sci chief Gerald Shanahan Des Moines told United press International that Maclaren had been sought since an informant in the Des Moines county area reported someone had been killed. Shanahan also said he a fully expects charges will be filed soon against two people whom he declined to identify. An autopsy was performed Friday afternoon at Burlington medical Center. It has been reported the woman was shot to death. An autopsy report Dowell said would not be available until monday. One woman in Sperry said several people in the Community had heard a woman screaming this week but knew Little More about the Case. Reagan wants deeper cuts in Domestic budget Washington up in a Battle with Congress Over the 1984 budget president Reagan plans to ask for $25 billion to $30 billion More in Domestic spending cuts the new York times reported saturday. Quoting unidentified White House officials the newspaper said Reagan already has decided to Cut $25 billion to $30 billion from the area of the budget that includes social Security Federal pensions veterans benefits and welfare and medicaid for the poor. Reagan met with his Cabinet and budget officers Friday and the times reported that the defense budget was discussed but no military spending cuts were mentioned. The White House would not confirm the report. The cuts would reduce the projected deficit from about $180 billion a a figure that troubles Reagan a economic advisers a to about $150 billion the newspaper said. The cuts would come from an area of the budget Worth about $500 billion in social spending programs. The officials did specify that the cuts do not include whatever savings the White House and Congress work out to keep the social Security system from reaching a deficit otherwise projected at $200 billion by 1989. Reagan has said he will consider reasonable proposals for defense spending reductions but will not scrap plans to increase spending he believes is necessary to close the a window of vulnerability a created by heavy soviet defense spending. Lbs news reported meanwhile that Reagan is a seriously considering what sources Call an economic stimulus package to be presented to the upcoming lame Duck session of Reagan was told by gop congressional leaders thursday he lacks the votes to pass the tax Cut acceleration in the lame Duck session that starts nov. 29. But a consensus is developing on the need for a jobs program of some kind to counter the Post depression record unemployment rate of 10.4 percent. On 4. Ding charges this couple has lived a 70-year love Story by Jane Daly new London after meeting Aletha and Ray Williams one could be convinced its possible that some marriages Are made in heaven. This new London couple is living proof that love can endure economic depressions wars sickness and other times of Wear and tear. Seventy years have passed since they pledged their love to each other. But the twinkle in their eyes makes it easy to see they re still brimming with love. A a she Sas every bit As pretty there As the Day i met her a Ray said of his wife a baby pictures. A i thought he was pretty cute a a Aletha replies quickly prompting a Hearty chuckle from her spouse. Their Romance began one evening in 1910 when Aletha Bonaros friends a needed a fourth to play cards. Ray Williams just happened to be the fellow in need of a partner. Aletha was 14, Ray almost 17. Little did he know then that this girl would be his partner for life. He was dating another when they met. Aletha and rays recall that their courtship was typical of other youth then. Taking in a vaudeville movie at Burlington a Gehrig theatre at third and Valley a was a must a Ray said. Aletha became rays Bride almost two years later at a Burlington preachers House. A it was a Balmy autumn Day when we went in a Aletha says. A but by the time we left it was a sleeting. The poor old horse about froze to after the ceremony Ray whisked his Bride away by train to Rural Danville where they spent most of their married years farming. Ray had always hoped to be a veterinarian but prodding from his father and a family to feed dashed those Hopes. Three years of marriage brought their first child and Only son. Max. Three daughters Doris Sara and Mary followed. Those Days were especially Tough for people raising children but Ray and Aletha endured them Well. During the depression years of 1929-31, Ray and Aletha moved into an apartment with Alethan a sister and family in Burlington. Rent was $25 a month so everyone but Aletha worked for Duke cleaners then at 1000 Oak which her brother in Law owned. Aletha stayed with the children and kept House. A that was when i had to Iron the Long White pants that the men wore a Aletha said. A thank goodness i at least had an electric As the depression dug deeper Ray was Laid off. Times were so tight that a we borrowed Money on our Good looks but somehow we made it a Aletha said. In 1932, the Williams family moved to a farm they had rented near Denmark. When it was sold months later they moved near the Henry Des Moines county line. Within months they returned to the Austin Bonar Homestead to farm when Alethan a father became ill. The Bonar Home which stood East of Long Creek Church created Many Happy memories for the family. Today a colourful painting of the Gigantic Home graces the couples Small new London Home. There the family spent Many a sunday afternoon around the piano. While Aletha played the piano son Max tooted the trumpet. The girls Sang and Ray whistled. A we could always Tell when dad was Down in the dumps because he would t whistle around the House a said daughter Mary Shelledy of new London. Rays fondest memories were of the Many nights they opened their doors to friends of the children. A we children always knew we were Welcome to bring our friends Home after sunday night Fellowship. Wed play the card game 50 and have Popcorn a mrs. Shelledy said. A it was interesting a Aletha echoed. Ray also cannot forget How he loved to feast on his wife a Fried Chicken and homemade bread with freshly churned butter. A mom had to Cut the bread six ways so everybody got a crust a mrs. Shelledy chimed in. The Good old Days became memories when the army bought the farm to build the Iowa ordnance Plant. Ray and Aletha moved to another farm then finally retired in 1957 outside Danville at the Harry fore place. Six years ago they moved to new London. Although she teases that they married As a two Young kids who should be been spanked a Aletha want to relive her life any other Way. More education May have been helpful they agree but they got through life Fine. The Williamss agree agree their marriage succeeded because of cooperation. A we had our spats a everybody does a Ray said. A but we talked them out a Aletha said. A a you be got to have time which has flown faster than either Ray or Aletha can believe has slowed both of them. Many of their friends have died since their 50th anniversary. A when we celebrated our 60th anniversary to years ago i thought it would be the last Celebration a Aletha confided. But it wont be. They will celebrate their 70th year together from 2-4 . Nov. 27 at the new London presbyterian Church. Children Max of Memphis tenn., Doris Wilson of Cedar Falls and Mary will be there. Sara is deceased. Love has been Good to Aletha and Ray. Who knows what the next to years will bring. It. Madison rallies for blast victims by Michael n. Sweet it. Madison the people of this Mississippi River town have rallied around the John Molzhon family All four of whom were burned when a Gas explosion demolished their Home Here last sunday. Brothers Steve 15, and Shawn 8, were still listed in critical condition at University hospitals in Iowa City this weekend eight Days after the blast erupted when Steve turned on a bathroom Light switch. Their father John 37. And their Mother Linda. 35, were hospitalized but released last week. When the red Cross Bloodmobile made its regular Stop in it. Madison thursday 290 people gave blood after it was announced that their donations would replace blood used to treat the injured boys. George Wheeler a red Cross Board member whose wife Linda is the Agency a executive director said a the turnout was fantastic. I just could t believe it. Normally we would Only have gotten about 110 units of blood. It was an All out Community some people had to wait in line for 2vt hours and volunteers worked double shifts to draw blood during the 8l/a-hour Marathon. And when Shawn expressed concern to his Iowa City nurses that his cat Sissy May not have survived the fire volunteers again sprang into action to reassure the boy. The cat had been picked after the fire by the City humane officer and taken to veterinarian or. George Swift for treatment of minor Burns. Johnson county officials said Shawn still would not believe the cat was All right. So Linda Wheeler and her father Leon link under the auspices of the Community animal shelter inc., tape recorded the cats purring and took photos. A that was a real trip a said George Wheeler. It. Madison police arranged Friday Foi Low stave Pauli hoopers to transport the photos and tapes to Iowa City where Shawn could see and hear for himself that Sissy was alive and Well even if she was a bit lonely. Fire investigators ruled Friday that a leak in a damaged plastic line outside the Home allowed Gas to seep into the basement where the Furnace May have ignited it. Graday forecast partly Cloudy sunday High near 50. Mostly Cloudy sunday night Low near 30, winds North at to. Chance of Light rain or Snow monday High in Lew 40s. Mark Fageol photo a turkeys time becomes More precious every minute As Dick a re inn he Natoro thanksgiving draws near. Our photographer found this Bird sat Roku Kiriy Udy i it if o urday spared from Dennis Murphy sax so Faron his farm South of Burlington. 70-year-old busted or. And mrs. Ray Williams. After to years of marriage Oquawka Iii. Raymond Foster Cook 70, Rural Stronghurst is being held in the Henderson county jail on $100,000 Bond after being arrested at his Home Friday on four drug related charges. Henderson county Deputy Todd Miller said Law enforcement officials seized marijuana valued at $150,000-200,000 during the arrest. Although the Weed had not been weighed officially officials estimated the weight at 200-300 pounds. Sheriff Darrell a a Peter Thompson initiated the investigation investigators from the Illinois department of criminal investigation assisted in the arrest. Cook was charged with delivery of More than to pounds of cannabis for $2,100, Possession of cannabis Between 2-250 pounds Possession of cannabis with intent to manufacture and deliver and casual delivery of marijuana Over 30 Grams and under 50 Grams. Judge Steven Evans did not set a Date for a court appearance. Mark Fageol photo Henderson county Deputy de Collier holds some of the estimated 200-300 pounds of marijuana after it was seized Friday from Raymond Foster Cook of Rural Stronghurst

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