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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -JAttpuU Needs To Be Repaired Mackiuac islanders und other interested parties are raising funds to preserve and restore the Round island light- house near Mackinac island. The lighthouse was recently declared an official historical site by the federal government. The groups need to re- pair damage by waves and ice over the years. The structure was built in 1895 and closed in 1947. f v- One of the more humorous scenes in the national campers and hikers parade in Mar- seilles, 111., recently was when two youths were forced to carry their basselt hound after his short legs got lired during the one and a half-mile walk. Washington high school students Wednesday began circulating petitions protesting the construction of a Softball diamond in the school's front lawn. After school, students gathered near the area where the backstop was going up. School officials say the additional diamond is needed for girls' soflball team use in the spring and summer, while students say they want to preserve the beauty of the front lawn. It looks like something from prehistoric limes, but it's only N'ickerby. N'k'kerby is (he pel of David Lee. 10. of Sanla liarbara, Calif. .N'ickerby, about Santa Barbara slreels, friglitcniiiH a few jieople before he was relur a frieiully a foot long tied home. lackson's eh; gol loose re me-Icon from Kenya, ently and wandered 1975 Omega Modified v UF T The Oldsmubile Omega coupe is one of six models avail- able fur 1975. All Omegas have recieved extensive body and chassis '.'liangi's fur improved appearance, passenger comfort and ride characteristics. The David lirown. (i, Indianapolis, doesn't let missing Rapids area OldMiiohilc front teeth stop him from brushing. He bridged Ihe dealer is Allen Motor Co.. Illiri- gap by modifying his toothbrush to fit the situation. '''irsl Avenue SK. UPI TeleDholo Today's High Food Costs Have Pulled Shoppers Together By Erma Boinheck I bought worth of groceries the other day and the ci'.r.-youl boy asked, "Did you want help with this o'r are you going to eat it "Things aren't that bad I snapped and as he shifted impatiently from one foot to the other while I fumbled for my car keys he said, "Where do you have some other I said. 'Must put them in the glove compartment." When you think about it. shopping for food is getting pretty absurd. Why I can remember when my station wagon runneth over with worth of groceries in it. To- day. I can't afford help for my hamburger. Better Shoppers How have the high prices affected con- sumers? For one thing it has made them BOMBECK better shopimrs. Face it, a lot of mothers I know used to shove a banana and a box of cereal through the bars of the baby bed at night and sleep in the next morning But at 85 cents a box, we want to know what the cereal can do I spent the better part of an hour in the cereal aisle '.he other day trying to find the all-purpose cereal. The manager came by and said, "Look, here's a great all-around cereal It s crunchy, sounds like World war III when you pour milk over it. fills you up, not out. gives you energy provides -i midday snack, makes you grow strong, solves your irregular- ity problems, offers you natural vitamins, tastes like hickorv nuts, and has a Yo-Yo that glows in Ihe dark "Yes." I said suspiciously, "Bui will it'patch Ihe drive- way and take puppy stains off Ihe Consumer Crunch Another thing Ihe consumer crunch has is mlii shoppers together. Kvery week, the same people gather at the supermarket where we share a commoi Christmas savings and buy five pounds of frim Hm mostly. Ihe inflated prices have brought al.oul an by Ihe family for simple (hings T "Hier day as I drove in from the supermarket Ihe I 10 who Hll'v. eomparlmenl first. Kveryone bill Ihe He's been eating on! since lasl Mav.
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