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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Headed Into the Home Stretch After 4 Walk Around the World Uf'l ToloDtlolo Al a rate of aboul four miles per hour. Dave Kunsl, Ii5, walks along a highway in eastern Nebraska headed for his hometown of Waseca, Minn. Kunst is only a few hundred miles from the end of a four and one-half year. walk around the world for UNICEF. He will walk Into Waseca Oct. 5 and people are expected In greet him when he arrives A police sergeant leaned over for a glimpse of President Ford as he shook hands individually with members of his motorcycle escort prior to taking off from Detroit Met- ropolitan airport .Monday In return lo Washington. The President was in Detroit attend- ing the world energy conference. Convict Preferred a Sugar Cube Lynnc Curlis shared a bollle of champagne wilh her horse Monday afler c-omplehnj- a overland trip thai took them from Minneapolis lo San Francisco. Afler starling on June she claimed to have encounlen d several hears, a mountain lion and a speeding logging Iruck. among other adventures before her arrival in San John Weber celebrated his llllth birthday Tuesday in the hospital facility of Ihe Ohio pen- ileuliary in Columbus. An in- mate for 'IK years, Weber is list- ed as Ihe nation's oldest prison- er, lie was sentenced to hfe im- prisomncMl in HCIi for Ihe shooting death of bis IK inonlli- old daughter. In HI72 his sent- ence was commuted to second degree murder, making him eli- gible for release, but Weber says he is too old for freedom. Gold DPI Tclcpltoto Mary Brooks, director of the mini, pointed her hand toward Ihe ceiling al Forl Knox, show off Ihe gold bars stored in the United States bullion depo- sitory. Members of congress were there Monday lour- ing Ihe facility with Mrs. Brooks. Driving Kindergarteners Home from School Can Tax Even a Grown Man By Erma Bombcck When I read recently of a U.S. jet crossing the Atlantic in one hour and 56 minutes, I thought of my husband. He could have driven it by car in less lime. With kids in the back seat, he said himself he could have shaved a good 26 minutes off the record. As you may have guessed, transporting children is my husband's 26lh favorite thing. It comes somewhere between dropping a bowling ball on his fool and eating lunch in a tea room. Thai's why I was reluctant to ask him to pick up my kindergarten car pool lasl Wednesday al school. I warned, knowing of his impatience. "They are small children not mail sacks. That means you have lo bring the car to a. complete stop and open the door for them. Don't shout and give all six of them a window, (loud luck." Staggered in An hour and a half later, he staggered through the door. BOMHECK "So what took you so "To begin wilh, old paste breath didn't want lo get in (be car. He said his mother didn't want him to ride wilh strang- ers. Then Ihe name lag that was pinned lo what's her name's dress fell off and she dk'n't know who she was. Debbie cried for three blocks because she left her Douny Osmond lunch box on Ihe swings. Cecil I guess dial's his name the one who sits there and re-bullons his sweater all (he lime trying lo make il come mil even 'Thai's I nodded "He told me he lives at a Dairy Queen." "So what look you so Taffy Sucker "Michael. Michael is Ihe one who look me so long. He said he didn't know me and I wasn't a mother and he wasn't going In tell me where he lived, so to make friends I gave him a taffy sucker. I musl have driven around in circles for .'10 minutes before IK; said, 'That's mv house.' I said, "We've passed this house 20 times Why didn't you say something "Because I'm not allowed lo lalk wilh food in my he said. "I swear if I had lo drive those kids around every day I'd slip them a little sleeping pill drowsy." "What a shocking thing in say'" I admonished "Don't you realize thai pills could be habil "I didn't he mumbled. "Why, Ihe ncxHhing you know parents would be giving Ibem lo (heir children during dinner, while they were en Ihe telephone, wate'him; their favorite TV shows. pmir vaca- tions, entertaining
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