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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: September 23, 1974 - Page 24

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Ctctlni1 ftitpirU Gazotle pholo bv Duano Crock Foreign language teachers at Cedar Rapids schools sponsored a picnic Saturday at Bever park for their students. The students provided foreign dishes for the event, and many were in foreign costumes. A songfest followed (he meal. From left, Jim Svoboda, 264 Jacolyn drive NW. and Beth Rotramel, Country Club parkway SK. were dressed in Spanish costumes, while Deeta Widtncr, Lincoln Heights drive SE, was dressed in a German costume for the annual event. Prof. Heinz Meng holds one of the peregrine falcons he has raised at his home in New 1'latx, N.Y. The ornithologist has been working for a decade to save the endangered bird from extinction. Recentlv. he became the first scientist to release a pair of caplive-bred peregrines into the wild. One was found dead in n nearby woods with an unnaturally se- vered wing. The other remains missing. Dr. Meng believes the bird may have been killed by someone who disliked the birds because of their killer instincts. "The peregrine kills to eat." Dr. Meng said. AP Wlrcoliolo run i i, i Mimicking what it might look like if a rat, like many workers, slopped for a short snort at the local pub is Mid gan State university psychologist Dr. Glenn Hatton. Ilalton says rats, like many people, prefer a cocktail after a ha day and "rat drinking patterns seem to mimic those of harried executives." Above, an anxious father checks the condition of his half-drowned child, being curried by a fireman I" a rescue ccnlcr Saturday, two days after hurricane Fifi slammed inlo the northern coast of Honduras. The storm left at least dead and drove an estimated from Iheir homes. At right, rescuers help young, homeless survivors fnim a crude boat Sunday near Choloma. Honduras. The Angel Gabriel Could Find to Help Gerry Ford was Lucifer By Art Buchwald WASHINGTON When President Ford pardoned Hi- chard Nixon he said in his speech, "I do believe the buck stops here and that I cannot rely on public opinion polls to tell me what is right. 1 do believe that right makes might. and thai if I am wrong It) angels swearing I was righl would make no flif-fercnce...." Gabriel came on the Cloud !l drill Held, blew his horn, and all the angels lined up in close order formation at atten- tion. "All he barked, "I want 10 vol- unteers front and center." No one moved. "What do we have to one of the angels in the back row asked. "1 want Ifl angels to go down lo Wash- ington, D.C." "You must be crazy, Gabriel. An angel can get killed there." Mission "What's the an angel asked. "We want 10 of you to go to the White House and swear that Gerry Ford did the BUCHWALD right thing when he pardoned former Pres- ident Gabriel replied. "Are you out of your blinkin' mind" an angel cried. would we want to swear to something like Gabriel said, "Mr. Ford needs all the support he can get This pardon thing has him in a box, and if he could get 10 angels lo support him il might turn the country around." Someone said, "Gabriel, there's a long-distance call for you." Not Right "I'll do a deep voice said on the phone. Gabriel wenl while. "I'm sorry. Lucifer. I think you'd be right for this mission. But I appreciate your volun- teering." "1 know more about this thing than anyone else." Lucifer said. "We're all aware of that. Hut there is a certain credibil- ity problem. There are sonic people who think the Watergate thing was your idea." "You're always putting me down. Gabriel. You said von wanted III angels to swear Mr. Ford was right. Well I'm'nf. ferin.K my services, ai.d I don't even want hazard pay "I'm sorry, Lucifer. The Iloss wants yon to 'keep awav from Mr. Ford. Fver since you erased the' m 14 minutes'of tape, lie thinks il best thai you slay out of the White House Lucifer said In disgust, "Hoy. yon. make one mistake around here1 and no one lets you forget it."   

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