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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: February 7, 1974 - Page 32

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Imitating the.dunce steps and costumes of the 1930s are, at left, Amy Lightner, 14, of 4001 Sherman street NE, and Steve Myers, 13, of 2301 Forty-second street NE, and, right, Diane Schurk, 14, of 1568 Forty-seventh street NE, and Scott Ketelsen, 14, of 1439 Golfview drive NE. More than just fun.and games, the marathon dance was an opportunity for teachers to interview students on the social life of the 1930s and how the depression affected the lives of the people. Photos by L. W. Word Marathon, 1930 Style Looking like they stepped right of the 1930s are Stacy Stickney, 13, of 4324 White Pine drive NE, and Bill Thompson, 14, of 1106 Clifton street NE. The pair participated in the 1930s marathon dance at Harding junior high school Wednesday as part of a social studies unit on the depression era. After The Vote House Judiciary Com- mittee Chairman Peter Rodino, right, talks on Capitol Hill with Emanuel Celler, the former chairman, after the house voted 410 to 4 to give the committee broad subpoena power to help determine whether President Nixon should be impeached. Wirephoto Wirephoto Trouble Shooter President Nixon's labor trouble shooter, W. J. Usery, arrives for a meeting with representatives of the strik- ing truckers Wednesday night in Washington. Slate and government officials reached a settlement agree- ment with the striking truckers. The truckers will be polled as to their ac- ceptance or rejection of the proposal. .AP Witephoto Let's Face It New Yorkers presented these faces Wednesday as the temperature in the metropolitan area dipped into the teens. It was a little warmer in parts of Eastern Iowa, but not much. You Can Tell Much About a Person When You Learn His Name By Erma Bombeck My daughter said the other day, "Why couldn't you have a neat first name like Debbie's mother, 'Weezie' or Gigi's mother, The question touched on a rather sensitive area with me. 1 have always hated my first namo. It has a comic-strip ring to it that is third in mirth only to Iodine and Olive Oyl. Maybe most people hate their first names, I don't know. But I have always had a theory that few people overcome them. The moment theyjaro hit with a name, their future is predestined and they eventually become what they are labeled. Think about it. Do you honestly think anyone would lay a name like Franklin Delano Roosevelt on a shoe salesman? He was destined to become President and poor old Al Smith didn't have a chance. 1'hnnfii-il Can you imagine Frances Gumm being a star? Not until she changed her name to Judy Garland, she wasn't. Personally, I have never tried to buck the system. I know what peopie are the moment I hear their name. Whenever there was a Mary Alice in the class, I was licked. I never knew BOMBECK a Mary Alice in my whole life who didn't foul up the grading curve with her high marks, would loan you her comb, or who wasn't the one the teacher left .in charge when she left the room with instructions to "take names." (Mary Alice always (lid.) When I drew a Ginger for my roommate, I didn't have to be told that I would spend my days cleaning red hair out of the clogged plumbing, taking phone messages for her, and walking by the mirror and shouting, "So who asked Theory IVowrf My theory has been proved a thousand limes. Did yon ever hear of a Hockefellcr named Tanya? A stripper named Sarah? Or a Lcroy Sevareid? As I told my (laughter, "It was not God's plan lur me In be a or a liunny. I'm an Erma and we all know that Ermas can't cross their legs in hot weather without attracting attention. We never wear bathing suits without girdles or glasses that aren't held together with a paper clip. We leave the windows down In the car wnsli, play I ho organ by numbers, sleep wrong on our hair, have allergies'for which there are no tests, have coal sweaters that we cun'l billion mid lentils nickels Hint are mildewed. "Oh, child, 'hat the world belongs to the class. Aris- totle OmiHsIs, tlto Anthony Armstrong JonesoH, the .lomilhan Livingston .Seagulls, and you mark my word, Hebe slated for something big. You don'l got the name liebe for mulling." (Convrlwht Gntnrnrlfttn, lite.) Wiropholo Hospital Fun Tla Smith, 6, is just about as pretty as they come, even minus her two front teelh. Tla Is an asthmatic palient al National Jewish hospital In Denver, A nose clip is used by the youngsters during tests to measure airway resistance and chest volume in Hie pulmonary function laboratory.   

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