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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (the (Tv cl rn" IV ti pieta (JhtjeHe —UPI T( ii pht.’iThey Made It, Folks 1,11 ^***> A mixture of facial emotions greeted photographer as a few of the' .124 ninth oracle students and teachers from Harding junior high sc bool iii Cedar Rapids peered out of the special excursion tram to C hicago which was standing on a siding at Rock Island Friday. The train was stopped by a series of washouts in the* area. In case all the parents of the students have not already had calls from their offspring, they made it into Chicago by buses, all of them arriving at their Chicago hotel by 8:30 p.m. The students Ixia rd cd the Rock Island special train at Iowa City Friday morning, after leaving Harding in school buses at 3:45 a.m. Those* on the trip had tickets for a Friday night performance of “Oklahoma!". They wen* scheduled to return home tonight. Veteran film and television actor Gary Merrill. 58, of Falmouth, Maine, said Friday he will be a candidate for the presidency in 197ti “I would like* to be the Democrats* answer to Ronald Reagan, and I’m a better actor,” he said Here, Merrill, right, meets Democratic National Committee Chairman Robert Strauss, left, as Georgia Gov Jimmy Carter looks on at center. Maine Gov. Kenneth M Curtis is second from right. They are in Bangor for a two-da1 jrom convention of Maine’s Democratic party.“We’re Not T    •__”Leaving Standing in 30 inches of water on tlu* front porch. Mr and Mrs. Charles Nichols, jr., refuse to leave their flooded home at Smithv die, Mo., despite tilt* offer of help from a state highway trooper. VVaters of the Little I Matte river overflowed into the town after heavy mins m the area AP VV lr opt i ,t(j AP AirephiAnd Now, Something To Attach It to? Norm Miller prepares to attach a tow chain to his car after he was caught in a downpour on Chicago's south side Friday. Miller was trapped in his car for four hours lh aw rams fell throughout the area aud more rani is forecast for the Midwest area —UPI TelephotoMerrill Announces for President VowsProbe Sen Howard Baker (R-Tcmi ) scratched In-- t hin as he spoke iii Chicago Friday Baker, ranking Republican on tile senate communications committer said he will ask for an investigation into President Nixon's threat to take retaliatory action against the Washington Dost for its Watergate im cs! [gat ionsTake Cover Two police officers run for cover to eaca|M? a volley of gunfire from a house iii south central Los Angeles believed to have been a hideout for members of the Ss mbionese Lila*! at ion Army < it hoi officers at right protected bv the wall of an adjoining house return the fin* Five bodies were found inside the wreckage et the bouse aftei ii burned ;

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