Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 16, 1974, Page 26

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -JAtipifb 1 i. f v wt Proud Moment It was a proud moment for 80-year-old Helen Kelly DcMuth as she received a handshake from President Ford as he left St. John's church in Washington following services Sunday. Mrs. Ford and their daughter, Susan, looked on. V V A 'youngster catches a tew winks during a rally in Boston over the weekend by the Chile Action group and the U.S. committee for justice to Latin American prisoners. The youngster's father has been a political prisoner in Chile for a year. Baptist ev. Ed Courtney showed off his six-foot high, 700-pound popcorn ball Sunday at the Westland Baptist church in Denver. The Rev. Mr. Courtney made the popcorn ball in an effort to attract people to his church. Members of Un- church planned to add to the huge ball. -UPI Tplcphoto On a Street Than Thi Ilett. 3. arrived in Houston over the weekend where doctors will examine her for a congenital heart defect. Than was found on a Saigon street with her brother left to lake care of her. The little Viet- namese girl was sent to the United States by the Vietnam- ese-American Children's fund. The nurse is Nedra Walker. 1 975 Ford Granada Ford Divisions's Granada is about a half a ton lighter and two feet shorter than most standard-size cars. It is available in two and four-door models. The complete Ford line up of cars goes on sale Friday, Sept. 27. The Cedar Rapids area dealer is Bob Zimmerman Ford at First avenue and Fortieth street SE. UPI TelcDholo Sea Wall Work Schedule Repair work on the Mays is- land sea wall between Second and Third avenues is about 42 percent completed, according to the contractor, Cramer Broth- ers. The project be- came necessary after the Cedar river began undercutting sec- tions of the wall. The contrac- tors sail! work is on schedule and will be completed by the Jan. 1 target date. It Is Hard To Cut Down Food Costs With Sleeping Bag Invaders By Art Buchwald WASHINGTON I was very surprised to read in the newspaper last week that Mrs. Ford said her family was cut- ting down on their food bills as a way of fighting inflation. The reason why I was surprised was that Mrs. Ford has and there is no way under the sun that you can cut a food bud- get when you have teenagers living in the house. It isn't the immediate family that costs money it's feeding everyone else's children that sends your food costs skyrocketing. In the past most of us could get away with giving a strange child a glass of milk and a cookie. But in recent years we seem to be sustaining large masses of youth, which I have dubbed, for the want of a better name, the Sleeping Bag Generation. Last month my grocery bill for a family of four on Martha's Vineyard was This is what happened. Three sleeping bags showed up at the door. A voice from one of the sleeping bags said, "We're very good friends of your daugh- ter Hilda, and she said we could camp on your property when we got here." "I have no daughter named I said. "What's her a voice from another sleeping bag asked. "Jenny." "That's the voice said. "We're good friends of Jenny, and she said we could sleep on your lawn so we won't be ar- rested and tortured by the police with chains and rubber hoses." "We won't be any a voice from another sleeping bag said. "We have stale doughnuts for dinner." It turns out that sleeping bags require large amounts of nourishment. While those of us who lived in the house could get by on bluefish or eggs, the sleeping bags had to be fed steak, ham, imported cheeses, French bread, butter and a good brand of beer. Every day my daughter, who never did find out their names, carried down provisions to the sleeping hags The zip- pers would open up automatically and they would 'consume worth of groceries at 11 feeding, In exchange for the food, the sleeping bags strummed music on a guitar in our living room while I was Irvine In watch the evening news. Now that I'm back in Washington, the sleeping bags are s arting to show up here. Many turn out to friends of the bags who camped on my properly in Martin's Vine yard. If I refuse hospitality for them I an, considered an ogre by my children Hilda and Kdivard, or whatever their names VI KIUSS I'm going io get nnolhcr grocery bill. h I'm sure Mrs. Ford is telling lln< triilh when she says she's been able to cut back on her rood bills. But I figure I ill- only way she has been able to do il is having sccTi-l Service boot all flic gnosefcathrr sleeping bar aniuamriiKvs of her children righl off the While photo tiy Tom Mtrrrvmon ;

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