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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Mari on News The (>dar Rapids Gazette: Ties., Ort. 25, 1574 Marion Schools First Quarter Ends Thursday First quarter of school ends Thursday in both the Ll tin -Mar and Marion Independent districts An in-service day is scheduled for the Marion Independent faculty on Friday, with no classes scheduled Finn Mar will have parent conferences at all grade levels. Junior and senior high ( (inferences will he held from noon to 5 p rn. Parents of seventh through 12th grade students may come any time during the five-hour period or (all and reserve a time No classes are scheduled ★ WW Activities Planned for Education Week The Linn-Mar Education Assn has planned numerous activities for this weeks American Education week. Displays of student work may be seen at the Iowa Electric Light and Power Co office in Marion and Younkers at Lindale Plaza Work includes such items as insect collections, globes, candles and dresses AFU posters are tieing displayed in various Marion area store windows Tape recordings and student posters of “what school means to me” are being shown on an area television station WWW Give Awards — Cub Scout pack 185 met Monday at the* Linn County REC building and presented awards to Harold Odeen, Curtis Hall, Scott Reid. Earl Raue, Jeff Christenson, Bryan Hansel, Mike McCalley, David Zaruba. John Yan dorp. David Hoff and Scott Sutton WWW Marian Rainbow advisory board will meet Wednesday at 7 JU p m. at the John Slusher residence, 158 Chatham road NE. Cedar Rapids WWW Hickory smoked barbecued ribs, shrimp and chicken served Wednesday’s, Stickney's Scoreboard —Adv WWW Set Event — A candidates night will lie held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Farmers State bank community room. The sponsors are the Cedar Rap-ids-Marion Area League of Women Voters and the Marion Jaycee chapter WWW Ear Piercing Clinic! Sat. noon to 4 Ray s Jewelry. Open Mon -Thurs till 9 —Adv WWW YMCA — Wednesday s activity schedule at the Marion YMCA is Non-aquatic — Women s fitness class 9 a.til., pre-school gymnastics ll. mens fitness class 1145. women’s volleyball I pm., gymnastics 4 and 5, adult open basketball 7. bridge lessons 7, pool — school lessons 9 a m and 2:30 p.m., pre-school lessons ll 15 and I, adult open swim noon, youth lessons 3.30, swim team ti JO. adult swim 7 30 WWW Honor Teachers — The teaching staffs of the Marion Independent and Lmn-Mar school districts were honored Sunday at an opc*n house held in the American Legion building. The American Legion auxiliary sponsored the event. Credits Tea Leaves For Record Lemon SYDNEY. Australia (CPI) — John Tighe says he has grown a lemon with a 15-inch circumference and attributes the size to tea leaves. Tight* says he believes it s the biggest lemon ever grown. “I had trouble getting the tree started when I planted it seven years ago. so I sprinkled tea leaves around its roots several times a week* he said Monon Courts < uses heard Monday in magistrate’s court were Speeding - Mark A Ramsey, Springville, $30; Ronda I Weiser, 2435 Twenty-sixth avenue, $30; Janice M. Harlot, 2921 Mansfield avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, $30; Earl E Hennessey, 2345 Tenth avenue, $20; Terry L. Mangold, 1474 Tenth street, $30; Ken E. Mather, 3201 Southland street SW Cedar Rapids, $30; Steven I) Gatto, 3832 Soutter avenue SE. Cedar Rapids, $35 Failure to stop in assured clear distance ahead — Earl I) Holub, 777 Fourth avenue, $25. Failure to yield right-of-way — Agnes B (Ikken, Todd-ville, $20 Intoxication on a public highway — Creighton I) Campbell, 214 Sixth street SW’, Cedar Rapids. $25 WWW Set Meeting — Retail bureau of the Marion Chamber of Commerce will meed Thursday at 9:30 a in in the Farmers State bank community room Asks Return of Discarded $3,600 BARNSLEY, England (CPI) — A man who threw away $3.HOO into the path of bewildered motorists while standing in the back of a speeding truck asked police if he can have the money back Police said the man. aged 50, told them he drew the money from his savings to give to the woman he had loved for 20 years, but she refused it. Heartbroken, he thumbed a ride on a truck and during the trip threw the money away in a fit of pique “So far, more than $3,120 has been handed in by citizens,” a police spokesman said “He is very lucky there are so many honest people about " Trooper Bawls To Catch Cows JONESVILLE. Mich. (AP) — State Policeman Keith Miller used his patrol car. a public address system and his farmboy knowledge to recapture nearly 80 cows. The cattle escaped endangering passing motorists. But to Trooper Miller the task of recapturing the animals was simple. He drove his car into a field, turned on his loudspeaker and began bawling like a calf. Sure enough, the cows trudged into the field and clustered around Miller. “I learned a long time ago that you can’t outrun cattle,” said Miller, who grew up on a farm “You’ve got to outsmart them. You try to herd them with a car or sirens and they're going to scatter helter skelter.” Ambushed Vet to Officer School CAMP Pendleton. Calif (AP) — The sole survivor of a marine patrol ambushed by the North Vietnamese is going to officer candidate school. The marine corps said Sgt. Jose Anzaldua, released from a North Vietnamese prison camp in March, 1973. has elected to stay in uniform after medical rehabilitation at Camp Pendleton. Anzaldua. 24. was given an intelligence assignment and was attached to the First marine division s interrogator -translator team at Camp Pendleton when the officer training orders came. He lives iii Refugio, Texas. The officer school is at Quantico. Va Politnpl Advertising Colitic ut Advertising -Re-elect JAMES M. HENNESSEY % % <£ / $ —UNK COUNTY TREASURER- PAID IOU by tbd H#nn#»**y Election Comm , Mika Staunton, Chon p#r son Luther Students Injured When Car Plunges Off Road DECORAH - Two Luther college students were hospitalized Monday afternoon with injuries suffered in a one-car accident in Palisades park here. According to Decorah police, David A Johnson, 20, Austin, Minn., driver of the car, was taken to a Decorah hospital for treatment of rib injuries, lacerations of the head and back, and possible internal injuries. Daniel Johnson, a passenger, was taken to the hospital with head and neck injuries Two other passengers in the car, Kent Mort and David Olson, were uninjured. Police report the accident occurred at 12 25 p.m. Monday north of the park drive entrance when Johnson lost control of his car on a hairpin curve. The Johnson car went off the right side of the road, plunged down embankment, struck a tree, and rolled over on its top 47 feet below the road. Johnson was charged with failure to have control of his vehicle. Winneshiek Board Authorizes Sign DECORAH — Because of an increase in traffic on route 124(1 in Madison township, the Winneshiek county board of supervisors adopted a resolution Monday authorizing the installation of a stop sign at the intersection of 1240 and 1242. The board sold a lot in Spillville to Mrs. Al Klimesh for $25. Her bid was the only one received after the 33 by 284 foot lot ajoining her property was advertised Auctioneer Lyle Headington, route one, Mable. Minn , was granted a renewal of his auctioneers license Burning Money Burns British Tax Dodger LEEDS, England (AP) — Keith Sharp burned $38,400 worth of British currency’ in an attempt to dodge the tax man. Now his caper is going to cost him $48,705 more Prosecutor Gerald Coles told the Leeds Crown court Monday. Sharp, who is 39, was given 18.000 pounds in cash by his father before he died. Sharp kept the money in his safe and did not declare it to the tax authorities. When he heard the revenue men had got wind of his hoard, he put the money into 18 envelopes, burned them and buried the ashes under a rose bush. Tax inspectors, who had been keeping a close watch on the family’s financial affairs, visited Sharp and questioned him. An investigator dug up the garden and found the ashes. Police lab experts identified the hairlike metal strips that British paper money contains. Sharp was ordered to pay a fine of 5 (NMI pounds ($12,(MMI), costs of 450 pounds ($1,080) and a tax of 13.989 pounds ($33,825) on the ashes Political AdvenTsemtYvT"^^^^ MARMADUKE By Anderson A teeming Fate Smiles on Quiltmaker "I'm afraid that technically he is on a leash." Scientists Discover Pollen Grains Are Index of Life IOWA CITY — To some people pollen means little more than a runny nose and headache But for scientists these minute grains have* become an index to the book of life. What’s more, pollen can bes used to document climatic change, search for (til or even to track down criminals Pollen, the male reproductive cell of plants, is enclosed by a hard outer covering, and it is this original covering that can tie preserved for millions of years in acid. oxygen-deficient environments such as bogs or swamps. Cniversity of Iowa Geologist Richard Baker says researchers have found pollen samples over 300 million years old. In many eases it is possible to identify the exact type of plant that produced the pollen, while in other instances tin* general group of plants can be determined. This is more than enough information, however, to allow scientists to chart the kind of plants that have grown during the past. Because plants change with climate. Baker says that preserved pollen coverings also have provided us with our most complete and accurate record of the earth’s climatic* history. Such information recently led to the conclusions the world’s climate g(M*s through cycles and that only about five percent of the time has the earth lieen as warm as it is today Thor also are indications we have just passed the [teak of a warm period and are headed into another long cold phase in the* earth’s weather cyc le. Pollen can also be used lo identify concentrations of certain types of prehistoric plants that are commonly associated with the location of fossil fuel deposits suc h as coal and oil. Baker recounts that pollen even helped to solve a murder mystery near Vienna. Austria Mud taken from the shoes of a suspect contained a combination of pollen found only at one nearby location and it was there that the murder victim s Im xiv was discovered. The study of pollen began less than eight years ago and there is still much to be* learned. Baker feels that with the help of the electron microscope scientists one day will be able to make a more complete identification of pollen grains Stone Defends Nixon Donations MEMPHIS (AP) - ChitaKO millionaire W. Clement Stone. 72, says he believes the $8 million he gave to two of Richard Nixon's presidential campaigns was money well spent “I think my goal was achieved — to change the course of history for the better,” the insurance man and philanthropist said at a convention of hotel executives Expressing the view that history will look kindly on Nixon, particularly for his record iii foreign affairs. Stone said “Ile had the guts to have detente with Russia and China. He got us out of Vietnam with honor Ile kept the Communists from taking over Israel.” UN THIS DATE in 1929. the New York stock market collapsed, setting off the* worst financial catastrophe in C S. history Pohticot Ad»er tisement Political Alive* tispnifnt Tom Riley GetsThings Done For Iowa’s Working Men and Women When Tom Riley was first elected to the Iowa Legislature, compensation benefits for workers who were laid off or injured on the job were $28 a week. As a result of legislation he has sponsored and worked for, those benefits have more than tripled and will continue to increase automatically to 200% of average state income by 1981. Tom Riley got things done for working men and women in the Iowa Legislature. HE WILL GET THINGS DONE IN CONGRESS Elect Tom Riley To CV United States Congress I/ A/ IMI ii* A Au MCGREGOR— Some months ago the Schcivegent club, prime sponsors of a local drive to build a swimming pool for the McGregor-Marquette area, began fishing around for different ways to raise funds for the pool. One idea members carne up with was to have members make a quilt which would be given away in a raffle. Theee women actually produced the quilt — Mrs John Corlett, Mrs Lillis Sawvell, and Mrs Verla Lawson They agreed the project took them untold hours, most of which wore put in by Mrs I .aw son Children in the community joined in the project by selling chances on the quilt once ii was flinched Almost 200 tickets were sold, including two to Mrs. Lawson who had become quite attal hod to the quilt during her labors to produce it. The drawing was held recently. Mrs I^awson was on hand, not because ticket holders had to be in order to win, but lust because she wanted to see if whoever won the quilt really appreciated and wanted it. Whose name was on the ticket plucked from the bucket Who else s hut Verla Lawson. And as Mrs Lawson, the quilt hugged tightly about her, tried to grasp what had happened, there was no doubt at all that the prize would indeed tic cherished Company Cites Progress In Remote Meter Reading Independence Women Injured in Crash WINTHROP—Two    Inde- jtendence women were hospitalized Monday with injuries suffered when the ear in which they were riding was struck by another vehicle on a county road northwest of Winthrop. Marvel Van Cleave, 81, suffered contusions and Ida Mac Evens. 83, abdominal injuries. The driver of the other ear, Earl Albert Graesch, 85. Aurora. and bis wife, Ruth, who was a passenger, were treated and released By lx*fo> Pope UPI Basinet Wrdpr NEW YORKO Ph-A young lady in New York was infuriated when Consolidated Edison sent her a hill for $28 for electricity one month when she was on vacation in Africa, and not in her apartment at all. Con Ed had “estimated” how much electricity she used that month because it was too hard to get into her apartment building to read the meter That’s typical of meter reading annoyances that have been plaguing both utilities and the public’ in recent years The annoyances are nothing compared to the* skyrocketing cost of old fashioned manual meter reading. Too many homes are closed in the daytime these days because wives work and. in the big cities, meter readers don’t want to go into high crime areas In addition. the readers’ wages have gone way up. Remote Reading It is not surprising the utility companies have been experimenting tor a dozen years with methods of remote reading of meters, ranging all the way to roving trucks equipped with surveillance devices that could send an electronic beam through thick walls to road a meter that had a coding device installed These didn't get very far The most effective dev ices were ti<*d into the homeowner’s telephone line and the meter reading transferred from the telephone central office to the utility company’s computerized bookkeeping system First tried in Chicago and Houston, this system worked well but proved too expensive to win rapid acceptance. Saw Potential But both the Bell and independent telephone companies saw potential in remote meter reading by jihone lint*, lf a reasonable* cost system could Ik* developes!, it could be used not only for accurately and promptly billing electric, gas and wafer customers but for reading (ATV program meters, the copy counter meters on large copying machines in business offices and for such things as monitoring fuel tank levels and large postage meters Rochester Telephone Co of Rochester, N V , set (»ut to develop such a system in 1971 and now believes it has succeeded Tho company’s new automatic reader system was set up and began its first field trials in Rochester last December The company has published a description of how the system works and how economies in building it were achieved. As for the performance, it says only that, so far. results are encouraging Two ( nils The economies were achieved by combining into two units the encoder, the data set coupler and the scanner in the home end of the system and by even more streamlining at the receiving end Two units at the receiving end. a com munications terminal and a meter reading access circuit, were combined. More importantly, it was found not necessary to have* receiving equipment in every telephone central office, that one* mini-computer controlled receiving set could handle the* entire* job These technical achievements cut the initial investment a rid installation costs very substantially The trade magazine Electrical World concluded that the Rochester company’s work has brought automatic meter reading a long step forward It could eliminate such errors as the $28 electric bill for the young lady who was off in Africa that month Vandalism Reported At Winthrop Firm WINTHROP—Vandalism was reported over the weekend at the Peterson Implement, Inc , here. Buchanan county sheriff’s officers report a two-ton delivery truck was driven into the firm’s building, knocking a hole in the wall. A 50-gallon barrel of oil was tipped over, and used oil was poured into a tractor cab The incident remains under investigation by the sheriffs department. Cow Killed JESUP—A cow owned by Gary Brown, rural Jesup, was killed Monday when struck by a car driven by Susan Van Gillern, 17, also of Jesup. She swerved on the road to avoid hitting another cow there, but was unable to avoid the second animal, officials said. k kiRkwooO ((immunity ( ollfgc Mini Classes • through Community Education Rf AUH IC AIU Paid for by the Riley tor Congress Committee. Arlene Dayhoff, Chairperson Classes begin All Classes week of Nov. 4 6 Weeks Call 398-5546, 398-5548 for information KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL Course Room Day Tim# Tuition Instructor Bey Coke Decorating (Max. 16) S? Mon 7 9pm SB A Mot Smith Creative Candlemaking 30? Wed 7 9pm SBA Mot Staff Pm# Cone Wreaths 210 Wed 7 9 pm SB A Mat Tomlinson Hunter s Safety Game Management (Youth & Adults) 101 Wed 6 30 8 30 pa S6 single Williams SIO cpis festive foods and Crafts 52 Wed 7 9 30 pm SI I & Mat Helgens Basic Electronics Kit Building 56 Thor 7 9 pm SIO & Mat Grove Mini Christmas Crafts 210 Ihurs I 9 pm SBB Mat Tomlinson Washington High School Religious Bodies in America 145 T I 9 S8 OO Noll (ake Decorating, Beg Holiday (Max 16) 113 IH 7 9 $8 OO Smith Detective Story 145 TH 7 9 SB OO Null Other Locations Course Location Dc Tim# Tuition Creative Candlemaking lincoln Center (18th Ave & 9th St SW) Mon 9 30 ll 30 am SBB Mot Knitting-Crocheting Calico Shop, Swisher Tues. 7 9 pm Needlepoint Crewel Calico Shop, Swisher Wed. / 9 pm Christmas Decoration "fabric Style Harding lr High Mon 7 9pm SBB Mat Bndqe (Min I? needed) Tuft Jr Hi Tues I 9 pm SB Parents, Kids & Guns Toff Jr Hi Tues 7 9 pm SB Basic Knit Sewing Mudison Babies through Adults (1341 Woodside Of MW) Thor VIS ll 15 urn S9 B Mat Creative Candlemaking Legion Hall, Fairfax Wed IO I? am SB BMat Next Quarterly Offering Begins Jan. I 3, 1975 ( ;

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