Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar-Rapids, Iowa
5 Dec 1977

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5 Dec 1977

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Today in Iowa the mayors of two adjacent Northeast Iowa towns have More in common than politics its their last name. That a right Maurice and Maury Pentecost above Are Brothers. Page 5. In Cedar rapids things Are certainly looking up for cmdr. Robert laugh ton a Cedar rapids native who spent nearly six years As a prisoner of War during the Vietnam War. Page 2. An official at a local car Dealership acknowledges that several cases of chronic engine stalling problems have been found. But its being fixed at no Cost to the customer he says. Page 4. There were several firsts at the inauguration of mount mercy a sixth president sunday. Among other things Thomas Feld is the first Man and the first Lay person to hold that position. Page 4. We re in the Christmas season and that Sall the More reason to be careful about Security problems the crime prevention Bureau of the Cedar rapids police department warns. Page 4. On the farm a Corn yield of 177 bushels per acre Isnit bad for Iowa this year. And the Cedar county Farmer who turned in that record did no to use a plow in the Field Page la. For Christmas ice Cream always helps a person to remember. With those words Claus was sent Rushing to the store to carry Back All he could. But what of the pig Widgen curse Why Are All of the children sleeping Page 16. Opinion when it comes to dealing with terrorism according to the Harris Survey the american people Are very hard liners. Page 6. Family focus because the loss of a Parent can be such a devastating experience for youths author Peggy Mann wrote a Book to help them. Page 9.in sports the Chicago bears can be excused if they have a few Choice comments about the san Francisco 49ers and the Rookie quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings. Page 13. Snow weather partly Cloudy and colder tonight and tuesday. Lows tonight around 5 to to below. Highs tuesday to to 17 18 17 3 6 comics Competition crossword deaths editorial family 8-10,1 6 farm i i financial 18 legals 19-20 local 1-4 Marion 4 movies 10 review 8 sports 13-15 state 5 television 16 . 19 wants 20-25 weather 2 world 19today�?Ts chuckle some people think the sunday Church service is like a convention Many families Send just one Delegate. Copyright the preaching business debate grows Over evangelist funds editor s note americans gave nearly $30 billion to Charity last year. The biggest chunk of the Money went to religious groups. And these organizations Are under growing pressure to give donors More information about the Way contributions Are spent. Here in the first of a five part series is a look at the move toward financial disclosure by charities. By Louise Cook associated press writer representatives of the nations top evangelical associations Are meeting in Chicago later this week to talk about Money and to try to decide How much they should Tell the Public about the Way contributions Are spent. The religious charities traditionally have been the strongest opponents of efforts to Force non profit organizations to disclose information about their financial operations. Some spokesmen contend that legislation on financial disclosure would be a violation of the principle of separation of Church and state. Others fear that if people learn How much Money the charities have they will Stop giving. The arguments and the fears remain. But a growing number of religious leaders say they must set up a voluntary system for financial disclosure to avoid a mandatory one. In a recent meeting in Washington d.c., roman Catholic Bishops approved strict new standards governing fund raising in the Church. The standards intended for use by All Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the United states require full accountability to contributors with regular audited reports setting Forth the amounts collected the costs of the fund raising and the purposes and uses of the Money. The evangelical leaders a about Flentse turn to Page s. A photo this combo of preachers from left Oral Roberts Billy Graham Frederick Eiker Eikoetter the Rev. Ike Garner Ted Armstrong and Rex Humbard is the subject of an associated press series starting today. See Story at left. Associated press up new York times volume 95, number 330 Cedar rapids City final 20 cents Cedar rapids Iowa a monday december 5, 1977 bitter cold to follow heavy Iowa snowfall a Gazette photo by Duane Crock Leader of the pack a a Sno plow cleared a path for several cars travelling on Center Point Road be Early this morning. By Mike Deupree Gazette staff writer it was bad when this was written its worse while you re Reading about it and it Isnit Over yet. A storm officially termed Quot dangerous by the Iowa Highway patrol moved into Eastern Iowa during the night dropping up to seven inches of Snow and bringing traffic to a near standstill in Eastern Iowa. There was six inches of Snow on the ground at the Cedar rapids municipal Airport at noon a More than that in some Urban locations a and at least two More inches possibly four was expected by mid afternoon when the snowfall is supposed to end. Brisk winds coming that Isnit the end of the troubles though because mid afternoon is also about the time winds of up to 40 Mph Are predicted to Start whipping through the City. Meanwhile temperatures were dropping rapidly from near freezing this morning to a predicted 15 below Zero tonight creating some particularly difficult situations for Street department Crews. Government dropping 7, too nitpicking rules Washington apr the labor department made Good today on its Promise to rid employers and workers of nitpicking outdated and just Plain silly Job safety rules by proposing to dump More than 1,100 regulations. No longer must toilet seats in businesses be of the open front Type. No More must fire extinguishers be no higher off the floor than 3 i feet in some cases 5 feet in others. Labor Secretary Ray Marshall noted that thousands of injuries and illnesses Are suffered by workers each year but Quot to the Best of our knowledge none has been caused by the shape of a toilet seat or because a fire extinguisher was two inches too the proposed new rules were made Public with no Little Pride by the departments occupational safety and health administration a much maligned Agency in the past. Quot today a announcement Marks one of the few times in history a government regulatory Agency has decreased its rules rather than adding More a said Eula Bingham head of Osha. Or. Bingham had vowed last May to Cut Quot the Mickey mouse out of Oshay a much criticized rules. Her office estimates that 62 million workers and 5 million employers Are covered by the regulations. The new version will eliminate a prohibition against putting ice in drinking water a a Rule that goes Back to 1930 when ice often came from Ponds with a notable water. It will also do away with specifying the gauge of Sheet Metal in work re please turn to Page 3. Streets in both Marion and Cedar rapids were clogged with stalled motorists Early in the morning. City buses were running but on some routes were As much As an hour behind schedule because of traffic Jam Road reports the following numbers May be called for up to Date Highway conditions. Cedar rapids.319-396-3330 ames.515-296-1493 Atlantic 712-243-4892 Belmond 515-444-5288 Cedar Falls 319-266-7573 Davenport 319-359-4471 Denison 712-263-4880 Des Moines 515-288-1047 Fairfield 515-472-5194 fort Dodge 515-576-2090 Maquoketa 319-652-2434 Mason City 515-424-1292 storm Lake 712-732-1563blast in air ends Hijack Singapore up a unidentified gunmen hijacked a malaysian airlines jetliner and fought a gunboat the aboard the plane but the Craft exploded in midair and plunged into the swampy tidelands of Southern Malaysia killing All 107 persons aboard. Dato Sulaiman Sujak Deputy please turn to Page 3. Created by minor accidents or vehicles that failed to negotiate Hills. More than 30 schools in the area did no to open today and others closed Early. Marion Independent and Cedar rapids Community schools held classes but soon decided to Send pupils Home at i . Earlier for bus riders. Amana refrigeration co. Cancelled its second and third work shifts today life investors sent employees Home at 1 30 . And numerous organizations called off events scheduled for the afternoon or evening. The Snow fell on a base of freezing rain and sleet in Many areas making driving especially hazardous. The Highway patrol reported Quot hundreds of Calls from motorists whose cars were stranded in ditches and similar Calls flooded county and City Law enforcement agencies. Traffic on interstate 80 was estimated at Only to percent of Normal in the morning with 11 cars a semitrailer truck and a camper trailer in the ditches Between West Branch and the Tiffin rest Stop a distance of please turn to Page 3. Midnight Coal strike viewed As unavoidable Washington apr the United mine workers Union is ready to Call its 10th strike in 40 years at Midnight even As negotiators continued meeting into the final hours of the current contract. Representatives of the Union and bituminous Coal operators association met across the table for several hours sunday before recessing the talks until this morning. There appeared no Hope a strike could be averted. Quot we be got some hard problems. We re working on them. That a the nature of this process a said chief Federal mediator Wayne Horvitz at the end of sundays bargaining. Union president Arnold Miller who returned to the talks sunday after a two Day absence said Quot if wed reached any agreement today i would have told operators president Joseph Brennan asked whether there had been an agreement on any substantial issues said Quot you done to reach agreement on substantial issues until you tie it All any strike by us we a 130,000 miners could be expected to last at least to Days because the unions ratification process takes that Long. Quot i said last week that if we went out it looked like it might be a Long one a Miller said sunday. The last Union strike in 1974, lasted 42 Days. The longest in 1946, ran 59 Days. Sources say the Coal companies Are prepared to accept a work stoppage of at least one month. Coals Best customers have Laid in stockpiles they say could last up to 90 Days

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