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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: August 19, 1974 - Page 22

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                (tctlur -RttpuU Kelly MeCormick, 5, of 2300 Fifth avenue SE, gives her name to a judge after winning the tricycle race for 5-year-olds in (he bush league. Phofo Ronnie Irvin came out of the pack to win the 5-year-old bigwheels race in the third annual Biggybank Bike Races at Bever park Sunday afternoon. Later, he was stunned but happy to hear he'd won. A total of cyclists participated in the day's events. Entries in the local events totaled 475, while 125 top racers participated in Sunday morning's American Bicycle League races. Local races included hush league, cookies, hotdogs, unicylcs, young adults, adults and the jet set. Gazette photos bv Dale Hankins Dale Stefine led the senior men's race most of the way and finished first. Picture shows the start of the race. Young adults, 14 to 17, went four laps; adults, 18 to 26, six laps, and the jet set, 26 and up, three laps in their respective events. Kevin Anderson, 2, of 2717 Second avenue SE, was fright- ened by the cameramen at the finish line, so his mom, Mrs. Gordon Anderson, came out to help. Some of the kids didn't even cross the finish line, sim- ply turning their trikes around and heading the other way. Kevin was first in the division for 2-vear-olds. Sent Grief Mrs. Fred Bilky of St. Paul was supported by police officers after being told her 3-year-old daughter, Jennifer, had died in a fire at a baby sitter's apart- ment. Tiny Emiko Maki, right, sent Masami Ikcda flying during a demonstration of the ancient Japanese martial arts at San Francisco's Japan Center. Thirty-two experts in the troupe from Japan demonstrated their skills during a visit to San Francisco following perform- ances at Expo '74 in Spokane. This particular art is Jujitsu. AP Wlreohoto UPI Telephoto Parade Rest When Strasburg. Va.. fire- men planned their annual pa- rade, they probably didn't consider a special unit for dogs. But 'Bizer" sat patiently through the parade and seemed to enjoy it all except for a loud siren and a Civil war cannon blast. Human Engineering Puts More People Into Limited Areas By Art Bnchwald There is a new science in this country which is called human engineering. The object of human engineering, as I un- derstand it, is to fit human beings into inhuman conditions. I made this discovery while riding on an airplane from New York to Washington the other day. Seated next to me was a man who was taking very careful measurements of the space between us and then writing it in a notebook. I asked him what he was doing, and he said he was a human engineer, and it was his job to see how many people he could squeeze on an airplane without doing permanent bodily harm to the passengers. "We used to have five seats he said proudly, "but we've managed to put another seat in each row, and as you can see j we can now get six people across." "How on earth did you do I asked him. "We cut the center aisle in half. The pas- sengers have to walk sideways, but just think of what the extra seats mean to the com- pany's payload." BUCHWALD "Which, of course, is all that you're worried about." "You can bet your sweet whistle on he said. "I'm very concerned, though, that there still seems to be room be- tween your knees and the seat in front of you." "Only about two I said. Another Hnir of St-atx "Well, if you take two inches away here and two inches away there, you can put another row of seals on the plane." "Then my knees should be flush against the seat "Naturally, my dear boy. You can't expect legroom on such a short hop. One more thing. I was wondering how you feel about a reclining seat as opposed to a stationary one." "I prefer a reclining seat. It gives me a chance to rest a little." He started writing in his book: "Customer too tempted by reclining chair, so I strongly recommend stationary kind which will allow us two more rows in back." He looked at me. "You came on board with a package. What did you do with "I put it under my seat." He wrote again: "Customer can still get package under seat, which means we're wasting valuable space which could better be used for air freight." Think of Krcrylhing "You people really think of I said. "We try he replied, "but it's a tough struggle. "Say, have you over thought of putting people in the bag- gage rack I asked him. He studied it for a few moments. "It could be done if we could (It them in horizontally He made another note: "Check about stuffing people into overhead baggage rack." "You covered all the I said in admiration. "Not he said, staring at the washroom.   

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