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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa M/t I . II I I I < * ' I I ' * t I ll Ii f -f lllli•we- <<k. Navy Veteran Heads Coe ROTC Unit for First Time The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun . Der 8, 1*74    7a “In my particular position, being a veteran will have valuable input into shaping; the ROTC unit (at Coe) for the next year,” says Henry Taylor Taylor, who has already spent four years in the U S, navy has been tapp<s1 as the new commander of the air force reserve officers training corps unit for the spring term at Coe college. He becomes the first service veteran to hold the top post-tion in the ROTC unit at Coe Taylor, from Charleston, S C., came to Coe in 1967 as a freshman, “as an adventure because it was far away," then elected to “stop out" to join the navy. There were many personal reasons for his “stopping out,’ Taylor said, including the dissension on college campuses around the country ovei black rights and the war in Vietnam. Jailed Navy In June, 1968 Taylor joined the navy. He was sent first to electronic school at Great Lakes, 111., then to communications school in Bainbridge, Md., and finally to advanced code school in Charleston, be- Accent on Youth fore being stationed at the Naval Communications sta- 7 tion, Balboa. Panama ( anal * zone. Then followed more * training at Coronado, Calif., * and a final ten-month hitch as a communications adviser at a coastal surveillance (enter 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 re serve unit, became familiar with the Coe ROTC program. ; and finally joined the ROTC * unit his junior year ‘Supping on!" of college when he did, says Taylor, "helped me a great deal be caase it taught me personal discipline, and thus has made my academies relatively easy.” Taylor holds an overall grade point average of 3 5H3 (out of a perfect 4 0), and will * graduate in May with a degree in psychology. Col James L. l>ee. head of the ROTT unit at Coe. and * professor of aerospace studies, described Taylor as “probably the most well rounded, most mature and well-informed cadet that has ever held this position at Coe.” In addition to his studies. Taylor has served as president of the Afro-American Self Education organization. This year he is chairman of Sachem. the senior men s honorary scholastic society. I .ast summer hi' received the vice commandant’s award at summer camp in Platts- * burg. NY. as the top man out of the 25 in his flight for total » performance rn field training “My experience as an enlisted man (radio man second class) was such that I ( ame in Vladivostok Is Closed City Vladivostok, site of President Fords meeting with Communist Party Chief I>eonid Brezhnev , is one of the most closed Soviet cities The largest Russian port in the Far Fast and the capital of the Soviet Union's rich Pacific Maritime district, it is the base for the Soviet Pacific-fleet and flotillas of fishing, whaling, crabbing, and research craft The city and its sheltered deepwater harbor crowded with cargo and passenger vessels have been off limits to Westerners since Red Army units oven ame the last W hite Russian resistance there in 1922 American, British. French. Czech, and Japanese troops had moved into Vladivostok after the* Russian Revolution in 1918 But within two weeks of the* Communist victory, the last foreign soldiers sailed home, and the city, founded in I860, was closed contact with officers I felt were good men to begin with,” Taylor said So the switch next May when he is sworn in as a second lieutenant in the air force, he feels, will not be difficult. A Disciplinarian “There are many benefits to the military life from my point of view I am a disciplinarian. and the military provides this same atmosphere as well as a challenge that probably would not Im* available in a civilian environment.” He emphasized. “Going into the military does not preclude me from further education advantages,” noting that he would like to continue his studies in the field of psychol-r»RV Taylor feels his ROTC command (which will end in April), will be intra-corps related. He feels his two largest responsibilities are preparing 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. Club’s Model Trains On Display at Hy-Vee Henry Taylor Guests are invited to visit the model train layout developed over the last several years by members of the Model 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 initiate by Dr Dale A Myers who also directed its activities for more than 15 years The Model Train club is one of the year-round youth activities financed by the Tuesday Noon Optimist club through its annual Christmas tree sale which is being conducted at Kingston stadium. Robert Klopp of the Optimist club said Saturday that arrangements also can be made for organizational groups to tour the model train layout. He invites! groups interested to contact him, or any member of the Optimist club or U*e Regal, a specialist in model train construction who serves as leader of the club Individuals also were invited to drop by during the club’s regular meeting time which is Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm. Klopp said another major project of the Tuesday Noon Optimists is the sponsorship of a Junior Police club with the overall aims of teaching citizenship and gun safety and providing a background in law enforcement. “The group meets regularly at the police station where officers help with the program.” Klopp said “The Junior Police also get some practical experience on projects such as helping control pedestrian traffic at parades.” The Optimist club also sponsors an annual youth oratorical contest and makes contributions to other youth organizations for purchase of equipment the organizations might otherwise not be able to afford. 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