Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Kri., May 24. 1974
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Albert Vote Passes Debt Hike, 191-190
NEW YORK (AP) - This Sunday night, ABC-TV is offering a two-hour tape replay of the day’s Indianapolis 500. an event some consider a motorized loony display and others a legitimate sports contest.
But come Monday night, the Public Broadcasting Service will offer a far broader look at motor mania with “The Chrome-Plated Nightmare", a one-hour study of America's long love affair with the automobile.
Those who survive Memorial day traffic might check out this show, though they're herewith warned it is uneven, gabby to a fault and never asks Detroit auto moguls to explain themselves or their wares.
As its title suggests, the program is pretty much of a raspberry directed primarily at the raised - fin. chrome -crazy, power-mad golden era of happy motoring—the mid-1950s to 1970.
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It’s a generally predictable
inspection of the attitudes that led to that automotive mess, starting with the obligatory pilgrimage to Los Angeles, where the car is rumored to be king.
But there are some fine segments tha toffer considerable fuel for thought, particularly producer-narrator Bill Stewart’s sporadic use of old auto show newsreels and commercials to make his point.
One of the latter is a classic piece of pop art that seems awfully silly in this day of relatively sober, gasconscious motoring. It’s a cartoon of a car snoozing at dawn at a deserted race track.
"The 1969 Plymouth GTN.” breaths the announcer, "can
devour anything in its path." And for one minute the snoring gradually becomes a snarling roar, the car’s features contort, and exhaust flames spout.
Another fascinating segment: An advertising man explaining the selling of another would-be mean street machine. the Pontiac CITO, with heavy-handed appeals to the youth culture and large-scale pop promotion in songs by such worthies as "The Tigers" and "Bonny and the Day-tonas".
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There also are unexpected
words by Carroll Shelby, whose credentials as a racing driver and engineer are without question.
"I don’t think that racing actually improves the breed of the average American passenger car," says the heretical Texan. “As far as I'm concerned, racing is a sport."
(kl Detroit's legacy of big cars and massive motors, Shelby says:
"B’s time that we realize we don't need all these monstrosities in this country and I think if they (auto makers) don't learn to respond, then somebody is going to respond for them."
Alas, these moments are too few. The show sputters to a close with a limp suggestion by auto critic John Jerome that less driving by more people is the only way we ll save our world from ruin.
It’s doubtful that’ll happen. Perhaps the only hope lies in passing a federal law based on what George Gobel said once happened to him when he was out tooling around in his big, prestigious machine.
A cop arrested him. he griped, "for driving with a haughty expression."
national debt ceiling I mj||i„n _ |hp , billion to a total of $49o
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10—Lidsvllle 13—Lidsvllle 40—Bugs Bunny
9—Yogi s Gang
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10—Addams Family 13—Addoms Family 40—Yogi'S Gang
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8—Jeannle IO—Pink Panther 13—Pink Panther 40—Goober
4—Speed Buggy 6—Star Trek
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WASHINGTON (AP) The house voted Thursday to raise the $19.3
billion but only after Speaker Carl Albert cast a tie-breaking vote.
The 191-190 vote sent the hill to the senate.
I nless it is enacted by June 130, the debt ceiling will drop I to $400 billion, which would be about $75 billion less than the actual national debt.
The Tote followed a debate in which members generally denounced excessive spending, while Democrats accus-cd President Nixon's admin- J istration of piling up record deficits and thus forcing big increases in the treasury’s borrowing authority.
Nixon had asked for a $505 billion ceiling through June 30. 1975. But the house ways and
Final Payment In Tetracycline Case to iowa
DKS MOI NKS (UP!) - Iowa Attorney General Richard (' Turner Thursday said the state has received a total of $1.5
21 Iowa County Bridges, Culverts Out from Storms
Special to the Gazette
I were working hard this week to M A ll E N G O — Twenty-onejrepair the most critical damage
b r i d g e s and knocked out and a
amount than $400,000 in damage was
culverts were total of more festered ing and
ever recovered L- in a to traeyeline antitrust case against1 five pharmaceutical companies.
Turner said final payment of $481,054 concludes the amount
the companies were ordered to, , „ . . . . . , , , 4 _ ..
pay the s(at0 ,n a lawsuit which ()tt,clal|y at over el£ht mches in;washed out. Sorensen said it
J the week in some parts of the —,J ‘"u ‘ county, took their toll in flood-
caused to Iowa county facilities last week during thunderstorms and constant rain.
The damage from the heavy rams, which were measured un-;
so access to sections could he This included rcmov-relaying several culverts under roads.
The supervisors also met with a delegation of farmers from Greene township, who were wondering about the replacement of a culvert that was
Life Term to Ulster Farmer, Killed Troops
BELFAST (AP) A Northern Ireland farmer was sentenced | to life imprisonment Thursday for the murder of three British [soldiers and the attempted murder of four others.
Malachy Bernard 0 Kane, 26, cif Dungiven in County (terry, expressed no remorse |ra(C and told the4 court he would kill more soldiers if given the chance.
Jobless Rate Drops; Work Force Rises
wa? brought by the attorney general’s office five years ago. He said the companies es-a $100 million fund to payments ordered by
would take two weeks or more. Meanwhile, Maj Gen. Joseph
tablished settle the the court
iowa City Man Loses License As Investigator
ing, rampaging creeks and B. May, adjutant general of tho jt>v rivers and w ashed out bridges, I iowa national guard, who has
| over-all control of civil defense, visited Marengo and other areas of the county early this week to inspect the damage. He arrived in a helicopter to confer with county Civil Defense Director
culverts and roads.
heaviest damage oc-m Dayton township,
COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) Seventy-one eases of scarlet cr have been recognized here so far this year compared with about one-half dozen last year,
The curred w h i c h County
lost five structures.
'l’lie number of potential workers in the Cedar Rapids area increased from March to London-1April, yet the unemployment dropped over the same time period.
Figures from the Iowa Employment Security commission office indicate the labor force, which represents employed and unemployed individuals living in Linn county, rose from 75,500 in March to 76,200 in April of this year.
The labor force has increased 1973.
Unemployment declined lightly from March to April.
city health officials said Thurs-
day. Robert Carson, director cfi by about 2,600 over April I the City Health Department, said the disease byes primarily
Engineer Nord S. Soren- Robert Gunzenhauscr and sen said this ties up large sections of the townships, with
DES MOINES - The Iowa [department of public safety has revoked the private detective means committee cut the iig- license of an Iowa City man.
farmers and families unable to travel.
County secondary road
lire back to $495 billion and set the 31.
sional review of tion fiscal policies date.
Committee Chairman Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) said the vote reflects dissatisfaction with Nixon’s economic policies.
Craig Beek, director of the expiration date at March bureau of criminal investigation, assuring another congres- said that following a hearing, administra-J the private detective agency license of William C. Burbridge, doing business as Intercept Security, is revoked, effective June 3, 1974.
Iowa law requires those en-! gaged in the private detective
Sorensen about storm damage to county facilities.
lf Iowa county were to be declared a disaster area, the crews coun(y could receive federal aid for bridge and culvert replacement.
affected children in the first six The number of jobless workers grades. Ile said no serious com- dropped lion) 1.60(1 rn March to
have been found in
1,800 in April. This represents a 2.4 percent unemployment rate for April.
A year ago, the jobless rate was 2.8 percent in April.
Army Plans Center Move Mee+in9 Se+ on
By Sept. 15 |n |0wa County
The advisory board of the Sal I vat ion Army Corps Thursday
See Iowa Gas
Special to The Gazette
!profession to be licensed by the;voted to v'acate_ its present|county supervisors, mayors and
department of public safety. building by Sept. 15 and transfer others concerned with the end of
all of its programming to the [ambulance service here June 30 new corps community center. will meet Tuesday at the court-
‘Fair to Good’ Suspicion Over
BETTENDORF (AP) - Avail-[ability of gasoline in Iowa over the Memorial day weekend will be fair to good, the Motor Club )f Iowa said Thursday.
The club said about the same number of stations will be open Sunday and Monday as were open last weekend. A spokesman said the number is adequate to service interstate customers.
There is expected to be a slight increase in the number of stations in rural communities pumping gasoline, the club i also reported.
Fuel availability for the next seven days will be fair to good,
; the club said, but it warned motorists to be aware of end-of-the month shortages in some areas.
ANNAPOLIS, The U.S. Naval
Md. (AP) Academy,
The building at 1123 Third street SE has housed the army for more than 30 years.
William Hansel-, vice-chair-
house in Marengo to discuss plans for instituting a county-wide emergency service.
The supervisors and others
un- man of the fund campaign for met Vvith the Williamsburg city
touched by cheating scandals the new building, reported that
that have rocked other military academies in recent years, has ordered 900 midshipmen to take a second final examination in a navigations course.
The academy issued a terse statement Thursday saying it
rain has delayed construction
council to discuss the crisis and agreed financing probably can
work, particularly installation of be handled by the cities and the
county cooperating. They also now I agreed obtaining a staff by July
He said the contractor hopes to complete work by July 11 will be the problem. 15, after which interior decorating and installation of equip
had learned ‘ that a final exam ment, will begin. The new build-
Trade Students Receive Honors
in navigation has been compro mised.”
Officials would not say if copies of the test had been obtained before the scheduled exam or if there had been widespread cheating.
Unofficial sources off campus
estimated as many as IOO of the|otherTaenc7« approximately 900 midshipmen ®
who took the test registered perfect scores, which aroused suspicion
About 4.200 the academy.
ing is at C avenue and Tenth street NW.
Clarence Recce, chairman of a special committee studying the possibility of a day-care program at the new center, told the advisory board "exploratory sessions" have been held with
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“He Who Gets Slopped''
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•-Untamed World 40—Roller Gomes
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“Sail a Crooked Ship'1
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"The project looks feasible but there are a number of matters to be pursued, particularly i investigating appropriate daycare center guidelines and [checking state and federal regulations," Reece said. He expressed hope the program could be launched in September. He reported the committee NORTH LIBERTY — Fire met with Salvation Army spe-early Friday burned out the in- cialists on day-care centers and tenor of the abandoned city with representatives of state
Abandoned School in North Liberty Burns
The trade and industrial coop-ierative education classes from Kennedy, Jefferson, and Washington high schools held their employer-student trainee recognition breakfast Wednesday morning at Bishops.
Sixty-t h r e e studcnt-trainees
and their employers, ^suPer* school, located across the street agencies,
from the fire department here, system [ The fire broke out shortly be- Health Service fore 5:30 a rn. and continued to *
visors, and co-workcrs were recognized for participation in the program.
Joint County and the Linn
Robert Uhlmann, of McSwig gin and Uhlhmann Ambulance! Service, Williamsburg, was joined this week by Warren Hepker of Marengo in giving notice he will quit business as of June 30.
It is considered to be too late for the supervisors to set up a county-wide ambulance service before Uhlmann and Hepker quit business.
Various possibilities for solving the problem were discussed by the various mayors, supervisors and other health officials.
There are two basic proposals, contained in a study done two years ago by the Hoover Health Council of Cedar Rapids:
One would he to locate a county-wide ambulance service at the county home, which is central in the county.
The second would he to locate an ambulance in Marengo and another in Willisamburg.
The studcnt-trainees arc se- smoulder Friday before noon, mors who attend school part of Coralville firemen aided the
the day and
tional on-the-job training in trade, business, or industry.
receive occupa- North Liberty fire department in fighting the blaze, cause of which has not been determined.
Clean-Up Week Set by Government for Independence Chamber
INDEPENDENCE—Cleanup, paint-up, fix-up week is due to, [get under
Israel Is formed
JERUSALEM IAP) - Pre-
The hoard met at the Salvation Army Men’s Social Service Center and toured the new Sober House facility.
Capt. Edward Jarvis reported that a dozen men have been eared for since the official opening of the Sober House three
weeks ago. is
He explained that it
way at Independence mier-designate Yitzhak Rabin (be sole aim of "drying a Tuesday and run through June;announced Friday that he had out" and attempting to get 3. The Chamber of Commerce is formed a government, replacing started in the right direction again sponsoring this yearly Golda Meir’s and hoped to name
his cabinet by Saturday night.
Rabin, a former chief of staff
“Some have been referred to other agencies for help and'
1 u . , , . ahtl* some have entered our rehabili-1
I cemetery beautification as an and ambassador to Washington, fatl0n
the recent Oakwood
example, will give make ments.
this city-wide project said the cabinet would be everyone a chance to sented to parliament next week, any needed improve-!
Des Moines Incident
DES MOINES (UPI) - One
He told President Ephraim Katzir he had taken longer than With Pride'’ is the 21 days authorized to form a this year’s theme. Clubs and or- government because he had adult and six juveniles were ar- j ganizations are urged to partici- been busy with the Israeli team rested and three policemen!
negotiating with Secretary of were injured Thursday following
pate in this year’s activities.
Hon Hess will serve as direc- State Kissinger
[tor of this Chamber sponsored--
a rock and cident near
brick-throwing in-j East high school
IO YEARS AGO — Washington here. Police said the incident m-
The following dates have been stood ready to give more arms volvcd 200 to 300 students and
aid to red-presped Lao govern-began ment forces and U. S. authori- hour
ward; Thursday, ties were awaiting a list of
May 31, fifth ward needs from Premier Souvanna
set aside for sanitary Tuesday, second ward; day, third fourth ward; and June 3, first ward.
pick-up: Wednes- [
during the noon lunch Several windows were broken at a neaby drive-in restaurant and a window was! ! smashed in a patrol car
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
May 24, 1974
I. BILLY, DON'T BE A HERO
Bo Donoldson and The Heywoods
Doc & Prohibition
3. THE LOCO MOTION
4. BAND ON THE RUN
Paul McCartney & Wing*
5. THE STREAK
6. THE AIR THAT I BREATHE
7. I WON T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU
8. YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW
9. ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
Bill Holey and His Comets
I I. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)
12. THE ENTERTAINER
I 3. STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE
14 OH VERY YOUNG
16. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR MF
17. DANCING MACHINE
The Jackson 5
18. HAVEN T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN
19. I HATE HATE
20. TRAIN OF THOUGHT
21. OH MY MY
22. STAR BABY
The Guess Who
23. ANNIE'S SONG
24 I’M A TRAIN
25. MY GIRL BILL
26 I'M THE LEADER OF THE GANG
27. I DON'T SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE
28 HELP ME
29 DON T YOU WORRY BOUT A THING
30. IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP
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