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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: July 16, 1974 - Page 24

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                (tvtlnr Htqmb AP Wireptioto Moment of Disagreement Displaying His Biff Head An Atlanta lad and his dog had a moment of disagreement as tci their proper direction during an afternoon walk in an Atlanta park. Tom Isler, Belleville, 111., proudly displays the giant head of cabbage that was grown at his home. The cabbage weighs 21 pounds. At left, Cory Wise, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Wise, 1735 E avenue NW, probably wishes he were about six inches shorter as he attempts to squeeze under the bar in a "limbo" contest at Fillmore playground Monday afternoon. At right, playmate Tony Malloy, 11, son of Dolores Malloy, 816 C avenue NW, looks like he has wrenched his back in his attempt at the bar. Both made several attempts before losing to shorter, more flexible competitors. The liglittiearted competition was part of the summer recreation program at the playground. -Gazette Dhotos by Dale Honkins Henley Found Guilty Elmer Wayne Henley, IN, entered Bcxai county court- house in San Antonio Monday. Minutes later a jury found the high school dropout guilty in six of '11 homosexual torture deaths in the Houston area. Hopping for the Best Anne Hatchelder, Republican candidate for lieutenant of Nebraska, urges her frog, Anne's Marvel, to jump during the annual Yiilan Frog .lumping linden in >ulan. Neb., this week. The annual rodeo held by the Ynlai: Volunteer Fire Department also rents frogs lo entrants not taking their own. Ralph Nader Should Investigate The Safety Of the Shopping Cart f5y Erma Bombcck Dear Mr. Nader: As a frequent visitor to the supermarket (every three hours during the months of June, .July, and fwish to call your attention to a vehicle that is unsafe when it is stand- ing still: the grocery shopping cart. As you may know, no license is required in any state to drive the cart. Anyone, regardless of age, vision, physical condition, or mental health can get behind the wheel. Oc- casionally. there is mi one behind the wheel. These little irresponsible devils slam into cars in the parking lot without a driver in sight. The grocery cart is turning supermarkets into a demoli- tion derby. As proof, 1 offer my own personal observations on supermarket driving. Point 1: Orocery carts are never parked They are welded together as a group at tin door and must be separated by kicking jiggling, wiggling, and a good stiff kick in the old breadbasket. This possibly accounts for the body construction being weakened. 1'hvrli BOMBECK Point A safety check would reveal there isn't a shopping cart that does not have all four wheels working. Unfortunately, all four are locked in the same direction so that when you drive the cart the steering mechanism will take you (a) into the path of an oncoming cart; (b) into a pyramid of :illll cans of dog food; llu, rrillll tered. Point ;l: There are no seal hells for the children riding in the shopping cart seats. Thus, it is not unusual to have them lean into your cart and eat half a pound of raw Hamburger before you discover they are there. Point -I: Shopping carls should be like airplanes and nuns- It takes two to handle the situation. One to drive and one to gawk and read Hie caloric content of lasagna. Passing in supermarket is hazardous because siipermarkel aisles are built to accommodate the width of one and oiie-lialf Thus, we encourage the reckless driver who fears the whipped cream lopping in his cart is melting and who will purposely force your cart into produce. And here's the shocker, Kalph. Shopping carls have no brakes. None whatsoever. I suggest you publicly recall all of them and women everywhere can simp in Corvairs until the aisles are made safe. Yours truly.   

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