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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (ffeint- President's First Newsmen stood to get President Ford's attention during his first news conference as Chief Executive. The event took place in the East mom of the While House Wednesday afternoon. Ford said lie would not reimpose wage and price controls. Economic Advisers United Auto Workers Pres- ident Leonard Woodcock said Wednesday it is unfortunate that former President Richard Nixon's economic advisers are still around. Woodcock criti- cized Roy Ash, director of the office of management and budget, for keeping the military budget "sacrosanct" while look- ing for ways to cut such pro- grams as social security, med- icare and medicaid as a means of fighting inflation. The shad- ow on Woodcock's cheek is from a microphone. APWirephotos President Ford used a variety of hand gestures Wednesday during his White House news conference, Ins first as President, in the executive mansion's East room. Whai Does One Do With A Closet Full of Blouses When Hemlines Lower? By Erma Bombeck The skirt is coming back. I know this won't choke up women cello players, but it's true. Not only do designers say American women are going to be wearing more skirts and dresses, but the hemlines are going to be longer. This is bad news in more ways than one. Several years ago, someone figured out as the hemlines go so goes the economy. The longer the hemline, the more acute the depres- sion the shorter the hemline, the greater the country's prosperity. The way I look at it, with beans at 87 cents a pound I'm stuck with a closet full of blouses. "What am I going to do with all those short I asked Mother. "Like I always said, 'You can make a skirt said Mother. 'But you can't make it longer after it's cut off." "When did you say I asked. "When you cut off your winter coat." HHh-x "Mother! You can't walk around in a coat with a hem so thick you look like you're storing rifles in it." "So, don't yell at me. You're the one with the closet full of blouses." "Remember Margaret Shelhaas? I went to school with her and when hemlines dropped in 1947, she made new tops for all of her skirts out of muslin, wore long sweaters and never raised her arms." "Did it "No it was miserable. She couldn't try out for cheerlead- ing mail a letter, wave good-bye, hang up her coal or comb her hair in public. She finally dropped out of school "Because of fake tops on her "Yes. She was failing everything because she never par- ticipated in class by raising her hand lo answer ativlliinu Slnut-h a "Maybe hemlines won't got too 1onK and yon can just slouch for a few offered Mother. "Oh, they're going lo get long all right. Remember (he BOMBECK Lost in the Web One-year-old Aulumn Thumma appears lo be falling into the web of a giant spider. Actually she is only caught ill the webbing of an outdoor hammock, making the most of her captivity by depending on her pacifier to keep her calm. Can, Think" "I think I can, I think I s.iys this liltle fel- low, whose name is "Doc." Wailing for him up I hose big steps is his mother, "Urclchcn." I was .still discussing the problem with my husband last nigh al a movie when we saw a young loan over the drinking fountain. "I don't ever remember the economy being that I "It he said dreamily, "llul when skirts gel Unit high no one seems lo care." ICnnvrloht Uns Anwolp-. Hnn-s)
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