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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa AP Wifephoto Year of the Tiger Two young Chinese school children enjoy the Chinese New Year's parade in New York's Chinatown Wednesday. The parade ushered in the Year of the Tiger, 4672 in the Chinese lunar calendar. Primary Russell Means, a leader of the American Indian Move- ment currently on trial in St. Paul for his role in the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., has ap- parently won the primary election for president of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Means kept track of the election results from his motel room in St. Paul as his supporters on the Pine Ridge reserva- tion in South Dakota phoned him the returns. Not Much Time Left Wirephoto Heavy flooding diverted the Clackamas river near Mclver park in the Estacada, Ore., area, washing away a chunk of land 75 to 100 feet wide and 300 feet long. This cabin in the Twin Island Park housing development is expected to lose its shaky hold on the river bank very soon. Brandt Speaks German Chancellor Willy Brandt addresses parliament at Bonn Thursday in his an- nual "State of the Nation" report. Telephoto Telephoto IS "8 Filil Tolephoto Wiropholo Too Much, Too High St. Louis service station attendant, Bob Benson, hopes lo get his message across lo motorist. Benson says he has plenty of gas despite the fuel shortage, but is unable ;.o sell it because of high prices. Bystanders Miss Action A woman, visible behind the trash container, was caught by the camera fleeing a downtown department store in Cincinnati. Police said she took two sweaters valued at each. Security Officer Sally Cummins is on the sidewalk following a brief encounter. Bystanders seem unaware of the excitement behind thorn. Tim fleeing woman escaped but the sweaters were recovered In the chase. Kids Don't Want To Be Understood, They Want Trust and Compassion By Erma Bombeck At card club the other day Helen said, "During 1974, I am going to be nicer to my children. I am going to regard them as human beings who have rights and feelings. I am going to de- velop patience and go out of my way to show them I am inter- ested in them and in what they do. I am going to understand my children." "Are you asked Naomi. she said. "Because on an idiot scale of ten, you are a big eleven. If God had meant for you to understand children, He would have supported prohibition. I could tell you stories of parents who have tried to understand their children that would curl your hair." Remember the man in interrupted Glenda, "who was accused by his wife of not paying their son any attention? He felt guilty about this and one day when he had dropped the car pool off at the church for cub scouts, he re- trieved a pathetic little drawing that his son, Mark, had done. Framed Hrau-ing "Eagerly, he took the drawing to a shop and spent to have it framed. He draped it and set it on the mantel and after dinner he assembled his family and said to his son, "I've got a surprise for you, Mark. I'm going to put this in my office where everyone will see it." lie unveiled the picture and his son said, "Why would you want a picture by Nancy Froihoffer in your "My husband tried to be a friend, said Gloria. "Our son, Mike, had an imaginary playmate that none of us could see let alone understand. His name was Floyd. Floyd ate the cookies that we forbade our son to cat, turned the volume up on TV and drove us nuts. "One afternoon, to our son's delight, my husband was swinging invisible Floyd when his boss dropped by. "Tell them who I'm said his father. "I don't see said Mike. Bill's boss told my hus- band he needed a job with n little less pressure He was furious and said to Mike, "Why didn't you tell him I was swinging "Because Floyd went home early to watch he said. Hay "And what about the time my son was at camp and my husband and I drove 210 miles for Parents Day to understand him. And as the counselor cnme around and snid, "Where are your my son looked me right In the eyes and said, "They couldn't come. They're too busy." "Kids don'l want your said Gloria. "They want your trust, your compassion, your blinding love and your car keys, but you try lo understand Ilium and you're In trou- ble, Besides, do you want your kids lo bear the stigma of bolng tin1 only children In North America who arc Kvery year, there's always one. Convrlohl Oilllci enlprprltn, Inc.
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