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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: February 19, 1974 - Page 24

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Photo by Duane Crock Crunch These boys with "Save Energy" signs were stationed at the corner of Center Point road and Forty-second street NE Monday afternoon. From loft, David Filip, 12, son of Linda Filip, 1854 Forty-second street NE; Jeff Henderson, 12, son of Mr.and Mrs Don Henderson, 4324 Sherman street NE, and Steve Riepe, 12, lying down to save energy as he campaigns, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. .1. Riepe, 4315 Walker street NE. One of the boys told the photographer his house is cold and he thought that if motorists used less gas his folks would have more heating fuel. Heads Up Wirephoto Ground crewmen release a gondola topped with the American flag and pulled skyward by ten helium filled balloons with Balloonist Thomas Gatch of Fairfax county, Va., as its occupant, from the Harrisburg, Pa., airport. Gatch is attempting a trans-Atlantic flight. The balloonist was in the jet stream at feet .Tuesday morning, despite the fact that one'of the balloons popped early in the flight. Raises Million Announces Worth Former astronaut John. Glenn said Monday his net worth was nearly Glenn disclosed a financial statement about his personal economics as part of his campaign for the Demo- cratic nomination to the. U.S. senate from Ohio. Glenn said he paid nearly in federal income taxes since 1967. Flanked by representatives of the American Indian Movement, Publisher Randolph A. Hearst held a meeting in a San Francisco hotel Monday to work out final details of the free food giveaway he hopes the terrorist kidnapers of his daughter will accept as a down payment on her release. lie announced he has raised million. Wirephoto The Son Who Talks Like TV Commercials Is a Real Problem By Erma Bombeck I am really concerned about my son. He's never been a "talker" but he's beginning to sound like the people on televi- sion commercials who talk in bulletins. You know, the one where a husband says to his wife, "Cold She nods and. replies, "Fever's down. Cough disappeared. Feel Last week, my son set a record. He spoke a total of 12 words' three of them to me. (After I nearly severed my a serrated bread knife he mumbled, "Right on, When he comes home from school, I feel like Ironside interrogating a suspect. "What kind of a day did you have at "Bummer." "There are some doughnuts in the bread box if you want them "Digit." "Your brother look a bite out of one, "Gross." was "lit boy 1 saw you walking "Hard man." "You like "No." "You don't like him? Why Kiss for Nixon Telephoto President Richard Nixon gels a kiss from a female admirer as the President leaves the speaking platform in Ilunlsville, Ala., Monday, where Nixori was billed with Alabama Gov George Wallace. Nixon addressed an obviously friendly audience on Honor America day Victory Hug Itlchard F. VanderVeen and his wife, Marion, embrace outside Grand Kapids' night's victory celebration. The lil-year-old lawyer won Vice-president Gerald Kurd's Michigan, the first Democrat to win the Fifth district office since Wlrophoto astern hall after Monday old congressional seat in on "Comes on strong." We were having one of our exciting exchanges the other night when his father came in. "Will you listen to I shouted. "If this boy doesn i start communicating, we're going to have to give him injec- tions to keep his throat from drying up." "He's no shrugged his father. "Are you kidding? 1 tried lying in the middle of the floor when ho came home from school one afternoon just to see if the sight of me lying there unconscious would generate con- versation. Know what he said? lie leaned over my still body and asked, 'Did Sports Illustrated Know "We don't know anything about this I continued "We don't know who his friends are. We don't know what he likes or doesn't like. Or what he thinks. Or if he thinks. We don't know what is going through his mind or what his plans are for the future. We'd get more conversation out of n doll with a recording In her back." My son lapped mo on Hie shoulder and said, "Mom "Don't interrupt your mother when she Is I said. In that Instant, the silence told the story. "I am going in say ono more thing nnd then I am going to shut I said. "Why in It that Iho draft created by my mouth opening and shutting hasn't caused my teeth to catch (Copyrtohl Hold CnturnrlsOT, Inc.)   

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