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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: July 11, 1974 - Page 38

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                (tcditr llttpub On Again LIPI feleptiolii American entertainer Frank Sinatra, with companion Barbara Marx, far right, boarded his private jet at Sydney airport Tuesday, bound fur Melbourne, Australia, where he was scheduled for a five-concert lour. A wave of union indiKiiation at Sinatra and his bodyguards, who manhandled two men and a woman reporter whom he called a hooker, brought can- cellation of his comeback tour and temporarily stranded him in Australia. AP Wireptlotl Audry Johnson asked her four-month-old leopard cub, Bwana, for a kiss. Instead, she got a toothy Uveak. She wasn't hurt. She and the cub are part of a rodeo and wild west show appearing at Atlantic City. Sales Trip Treasury Secretary William E. Simon briefed newsmen in Washington on his forthcoming trip to the Middle East. Simon, once a Wall Street bond broker, will try to sell government securities in the areas he visits. His trip began Thursday. Wireohoto gain Wireotioto American singer Frank Sinatra enters a waiting car after leaving his private jet at Melbourne. Sinatra could not leave Australia while union workers refused to service any plane he might board. The ban was lifted Thursday after Sinatra and Australia's top union leader conferred. Unions had demanded he apologize for his recent comments about the Australian press. wireohoto Pony Express 1974 -B- Three Colorado communities sponsored a protest against new U. S. postal service procedures for sorting and delivering mail. Thirteen cowhands were enlisted to carry saddlebags full of post cards from Telluride and Lake City to Montrose and they made the run in eight hours. Residents say it takes two or three days for the mail to arrive by conventional methods. Practice Session t'.S. Astronaut Thomas F. Stafford, foreground, and Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei IJMIIIOV sit in a model of a Soviet Siiyux space ship during training at the space center near Moscow. U.S. and Soviet teams are preparing for a joint space flight next vear. Voluminous Testimony Ui'ii West, left, superintendent of the house press gallery, passes out copies of testimony and evidence gathered by the house judiciary committee in the Watergate phase of its impeachment inquiry. F.ighl volumes of evidence were released by the committee Wednesday night. The Last Thing a Man Will Do Is Ask Someone Where Something Is By Erma Bombeck Speaking of stereotypes, where does it say that a woman was born to read road maps? For generations, it has been assumed that the moment a man climbs behind the wheel of a car, the glove compartment door opens automatically, dispensing a road map into the wait- ing hands of the "little woman." It happened tc me right after the wedding when we climbed into the car to embark on our honeymoon. The glove compartment door snapped open depositing a grease-stained road map into my lap. (I knew it was old when I noted that the six southern states were labeled The Confederacy.) "I don't read road I said. Whutyu Mt'nn? My new husband looked at me like I had just announced I slept in a tree hanging from six toes. "Whatya mean, you don't read road "1 get sick and throw up if I read when a car is in motion." "So, why didn't you tell me this before we were "What was all that jazz about sickness and I snapped. "Big deal! You better worry about how we're going to gel to C.oose Fork, Mich." "Couldn't we stop and Now, that's the lirst revelation. A woman soon finds out that is the last thing a man does. I have seen my husband bite his necktie in half in a rage. I have seen him reading the moss on the tree in the middle of the Everglades. I have seen him going the wrong way on a one-way express shouting, "Same to you, hut he never stops and asks. The second revelation is that no matter how expert you become in reading road maps, he refuses to believe one word of what you are saying. Me once argued that the Colorado river wasn't. It was just a low spot that had been irrigated. That the New Jersey turn- pike was built in a circle and thai I purposely routed him through New York Cily at 5 p.m. to punish him for not [unking a kidney stop all day long. In an effort to Help Stamp Out Sexism, 1 recently suggest- ed to my husband that we trade roles. So 1 drove the ear and he read the road map. You know something? It blew another myth, (irown men do too cry out loud, with their head in I he no-draft while chewing a road map into little pieces. Cuuyriulil Flulil [inlet iMlioi, Im. I   

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