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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: February 4, 1974 - Page 24

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp, right, and Sen. Henry M. Jackson, were among federal and state officials who met Sunday in Washington with independent truck drivers in an attempt to end a shutdown by the drivers. In background is labor troubleshooter W. J. Usery, a special assistant to (be President. UPI Telephoto U. S. Attorney Gen. William B. Saxbe talks with T. VV. Thompson, 84, one of his junior high school teachers, during a visit Sunday outside the new Mechanicsburg, Ohio, municipal building. Saxbe returned to his hometown to speak at dedication ceremonies for the new .building. The visit was his first since being con- firmed as attorney general. Gerald Emil Kosh, left, puts his arm around his father, Emit Kosh, after arriving at the Philadelphia naval hospital Sunday. Gerald, a civilian employe of the. state department, was captured by Chinese forces on the Paraccl Islands after South Vietnamese naval units battled with the Chinese. Kosh was serving as a liaison officer with the South Vietnamese navy. Dies Larry Lewis, a 106-year-old ex-waiter who liked to run almost seven miles each morning, has died of apparent liver cancer, in San Francisco. Lewis astounded his doctors for many years with his 4 a. m. runs around Golden Gate park. AP Witephoto AP Wirephoto AP Wiropholo Who Me? UPI Telephoto You Can't Win A bulldog pulling a sled? Well, he wasn't laughing about it and lie finished only 25 yards of the quarter- mile track in the St. Paul Winter Carnival Mutt Race Sunday, in which most means of conveyance were pulled by the traditional husky. Dorothy Brooks of Cincinnati shows a postcard which arrived Friday for her daughter from Bar Harbor, Maine U arrived years after It was mailed in 1058. The postman made Mrs. Brooks pay six cents due postage, since the rates had increased since it was originally mailed. The card came from a schoolmate of her daughter, now married, and advised a letter would follow. The letter never came. Maylw it's still on the way with postage due. The Poor Arabs, All They Want Is a Camel And They Get Planes By Art Buchwald WASHINGTON The French have just made a new deal with Saudi Arabia oil in exchange for Mirage airplanes and sophisticated arms. The British are in the process of making a similar deal with other Arab oil-producing countries including the tiny sheikdoms along the Persian Gulf. The cruel fact is that in order to guarantee an adequate fuel supply for itself, any industrialized nation is now willing to give the Arabs all the weapons they want. The big question is how much sophisticated armaments can the oil-producing Arab states absorb? Most of their land is covered with sand inhabited by Bedouins who still are not quite used to the sudden wealth that is being showered on them. The following scene will probably take place in a year or two: A Bedouin camp 300 miles from the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. The chief of the area pulls up in a brandnew British ar- mored personnel carrier. shouts the chief, "you lazy lout, wake up and come out of your tent. 1 have a gift from the king for Ahmed rushes out of the tent. "Did you bring me a "I did better than that, my desert friend. See what I have on the back of the new Brit- ish armored personnel BUCHWALD Ahmed follows him to the rear of the truck. The chief strips off the canvas from the object he has in tow. "What is Ahmed asks, staring at the strange ma- chinc Fighter Plane "It is the latest French fighter plane, the Phantom- Mirage. It will fly at speeds miles an hour and can carry six air-to-air supersonic missiles. Now what do you "I still would rather have a Ahmed replies. "How dare you talk that way about a gift from your most gracious "Forgive Ahmed says fearfully, "but I already have four British fighters, six American Sky Hawks and seven heavy armored helicopters out behind my tent. What I really need is something that can cross the desert and doesn't use up water." "1 will forget 1 heard your treasonous words. His majesty has vowed every citizen in his country will have a complete air squadron of his own by 1977. Now where do you want us put the "Put it next to the British Centaur tanks you brought me last week. Are you sure I was supposed to get 311 tanks? You know we don't have any children." The chief checked in his book. "Thai's correct. You have to have 31) tanks, plus rounds of armor-piercing cannon shells." .1 I'linn-l "Are you certain his majesty didn't mention anything about giving me a camel? You see my old one is on his last legs, and if I could get a new camel I could sell the dates from the Wadi Oasis and go to the market at Medina and "Silence, you ungrateful wretch. The next thing you will tell me Is that you don't want a nuclear submarine." "A nuclear "That is right. The French have agreed to sell us nuclear submarines in exchange for barrels of oil. As soon as we get the transportation we will be delivering one to you." Ahmed sighs. "All right. But if you can't get mo a camel, what about a donkey? I could make do with a donkey until I have enough money to buy a camel." The chlnf got back on his armored personnel carrier and just laughed. "What Industrialized country in the world would give us a Convrloht W7J, Tlmni   

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