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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - August 24, 1966, Cedar Rapids, IowaPublic Library. Growth in Cedar rapids this Issue Iowa electric Light Power co. Iowa s in e p e h d e n t newspaper Empire 5-6078 a jowa.1 of Frei Aid volume. Five number fourteen pub shed weekly a Cedar rapids legion ousted by bismark 7-0 Johnson dinner will Gerald Ford pictured is the Cedar rapids legion baseball team second District Champ and inter District champs. First Row kneeling left to right David e. Close Steve d. Fyefer Steve e. Mohr Thomas a. Madson Darrell m. Lindsay Gordy Pisarik Tim l. Zuber and Gary c. Skogman. Second Row standing left to. Right coach Harold Pinky Primrose Joseph e. Alfred h. Carr Dennis r. Caldwell Rick Ryan Dale j. Usher Steve j. Frank Steven Hasley Michael g. Seyfer and manager Roy w Moore news servicemen . Barbara Bjornson announces for Board Danang Vietnam construction Man will Iam m. Cook us son of or. And mrs. Alvin o. Cook of 1821 Park ave. Cedar rapids successfully withstood a Surprise mortar attack launched by the Viet Cong while serving with naval Mobile construct Ion battalion eleven at Camp Adenir Danang Vietnam. The Viet Cong attacked with approximately 45, 81 my mortar rounds resulting in Only minor personal injuries and equipment damage. The reason for such minimal damage was the Quick thinking and reactions of the men. The men of construction battalion eleven in True Seabee tradition were Back on the Job the first thing in the morning to repair the nearby naval support activity Hospital which was also hit. Danang Vietnam Marine private first class Robert j. Seb Etka son of or. And mrs. Frank j. Sebetka jr., of 5329 Kesler Road new Cedar rapids Iowa is attached to Marine air base Squadron first Marine aircraft Wing Danang Vietnam. Mabs in provided supp Ort for the tactical squadrons of Marine air group 11, participating in combat operations Aga inst the Viet Cong during the month of july. Camp Pendleton Calif. Marine private John e. Powers son of or. And mrs. George e. Powers of 1111 22nd ave., so Cedar rapids Iowa his next assignment is four weeks of Basic specialist training to prepare a specific Job in corps. Mar minority Leader Gerald Ford of Michigan will be the of the i e inner a rapids Airport late sat urday afternoon time Ecamp Slepr Public a candidate for Congress from the second District of Iowa. The dinner will be held at armar ballroom sat urday night August 27. Congressman Ford will arrive at the Cedar sevely speak at the banquet at armar ballroom. Ticket1 Headquarters Are at the Roosevelt in Cedar rapids. Single tickets Are couple tick ets and student tickets 5 million to 2nd District students John Powers Ines to be assigned to Fantry units will be taught sub specialities such As the technical operation of the machine gun grenade launcher or mortar. Those entering highly skilled occupational Fie lds will receive advanced training at resident technical schools. Continued on Page 19. Mrs. Fred l. Barbara by Brnson of 501 Knollwood drive s. E. Announced her candidacy for the Cedar rapids Board of Educa Tion in a statement accompanying her announce ment mrs. Bjornson said enrolment in Cedar rapids schools is accelerating at the rate of nearly students per year. This is the Basic cause of the problems we face in providing Quality education for All. Having been a league of women voters representative observe meetings of the school Board i am in agreement with the philosophy of the Board in dealing with the Challenge of rapid growth. But i believe their communication with the entire Public should be better. Last year i served on the school Board s speakers Bureau and had a Chance continued on Page 14. Congressman John c. Culver called the higher education act one of the crucial and far reaching investments in the future of our state and nation that we have Ever speaking at the Dubique county fair Culver noted that in the past two years second District colleges have received Over 7 million dollars in Federal funds including nearly 2 million dollars to Dubuque schools alone. In addition almost.3 Mill Ion dollars has been paid in Grants to individual we c an be justifiably proud that 97% of Iowa s High school graduates score in the top half of the american College testing Culver said and that none of our students needs to travel More than 50 Miles to attend one of our 49 he pointed out however that steadily rising costs of higher education Are being Felt by students and colleges alike _ at the same time that increased emphasis is being placed on that education. The challenges con fronting us at Home abroad and in outer space in an age of advanced technology and communication require the Best educated people in our Culver stated and we must in sure that there Are Ade quate financial resources for our schools and the Young men and women who will attend Culver explained that the higher education act Congress last year which he strongly supported establishes a guaranteed loan program for College students who want to borrow Money and offers Grants and Loans to schools for lib Rary materials and training new equipment and construction of build Ings and classrooms

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