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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Pedestrians crossing 'Ininl avenue and Third street SK Monday hopped, skipped and jumped in an effort to avoid the freshly applied asphalt sealer on the street. Those applying the sealer had left a walkway for pedestrians to cross the intersection, but car and truck tires picked up some of the hot sealer and left small amounts where the people crossed photos tiv Tom Merrvman Wharf Fire A two-square-block pier load- ed with more than million worth of cotton and rice caught fire Monday night in Gaiveston, Texas, destroying the wharf and thousands of dollars worth of loading equipment and forcing the evacuation of ships out into Gaiveston bay. The two ships pictured were towed to safety after being scorched by the flames. No one was injured. Pled Guilty Herbert W. Kalmbach, who served as President Nixon's personal attorney, was sen- tenced Monday for violations of the campaign practices law. He pled guilty to violation of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act and to an illegal offer of an ambassadorship in exchange for campaign contributions. Telephoto Robe Troubles Britain's Queen Elizabeth made a face as a strong gust of wind billowed her robes as she left St. George's chapel at Windsor castle in Windsor, Kngland, Monday. The queen was leaving after participating in the Order of the Garter ceremony. Third in Two Months Amlrak's southbound Chicago to Miami "Klondian" passenger train derailed Monday, the Until derailment in Indiana in two months. Three nf lite train's 12 cars jumped Ihe Irarks, injuring Hirer persons, mine seriously. Who Would Notice a Dirty Face on a Kid in Cut Off Pants? By Erma Bombeck There was a time when my children had some pride. I would say, "Go wash your and they'd start for the bathroom and ask, "Where are we Today, 1 say, "Go wash your and they spit on their finger and ask. "Which It's come to the point where it's cheaper to build a new child than to fix up the old one. I tell myself it can't get any worse, but I lie so that I can't believe me anymore. The other day as I was raking the house, I fell over my sewing basket in the middle of the living room floor. This could mean only one thing. I was on the track of a 12-year-old boy. I followed the clue to a single pants leg in the hallway into the bathroom where I discovered another pants leg and outside of his bedroom door I stumbled over a pair of scissors. llutchvrrit ShurfH Easing the door open I saw him standing in front of the mirror in a pair of trousers that he had just butchered into a pair of shorts, lie grinned "Whatya "What did you cut them with? A dull "With scissors. They'll really be cool for summer and ev- erybody is wearing them." I got a mental picture of an entire nation of children run- ning around in hacked-off pants without a length that matched and unraveling as they walked. (I could see an old mis- sionary priest telling a tribe of half-clothed natives. "Ameri- can children need our help. Be generous." And they would send bags of clothing tagged Birmingham, Michigan! Larch- inont. N.Y.. and Beverly Hills, Calif.) f'ul Utt lA'HH "You mean you're going to run around all summer in a pair of trousers with the legs cut "Not this same pair. 1 cut off all the trousers. They're loo hot. And look at this shirt." A H5II tee shirt would no longer move its tail for anybody. he .said proudly, "I just have to rip off the end til a towel and tie it around my head and...." "Stand in a bucket of water and you'll look like a foiinlaln dedicated lo homeless waifs. At least, wash your 1 said He didn't move a muscle. "With this outfit who'll tin (Omvrlalll t9R I'lnld rnlnrnrUrv lur BOMBECK
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