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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1QA The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Wed., Nov. 6, By Jerry Wilson United Press Inltjriiotlonal The unemployed here ain't eating regular, but we will get around to them soon as we get everybody else fixed up O.K." The stock market drops several hundred points, unemployment increases, cattlemen are killing their livestock because they can't afford lo raise them for market, the nation has seen prosperity fade, scandals rock Washington and a Republican Will Rogers' Humor Fits Our Time Too administration comes under increasing criticism as the economy reels. "Ninety percent of the people in this country are no! satis- fied. It's just got so that 90 percent of the people in this country don't give a damn "So Mr. Ford should not mistake apparent prosperity for satisfaction. There is more mortgages in this country than there is voles. This country right now is operating on a dollar down and a dollar a week. It ain't taxes that is hurting Uils country, it's interest." U Was Henry 11 was the 1920s in America, ami the man who brought some humor to a time of fear and despair was a rope-twirling cowboy from Oklahoma. The "Mr. Ford" was not Gerald but Henry, wiio decided not to run for President in 1924 because he felt 90 percent of the people were satisfied. A lot has changed since then but much remains the same. Will Rogers was killed in a plane crash in 11135. Nov. -I marked the 115th anniversary of his birth. 11 was also the day before Election day one of Will's favorite times and, with a little mental name- changing, (he comments ho delivered in his drawl then were startlingly relevant in 1974. "There is only one way to gel even with Harding now and that is to leave him in there for another term. Besides, the Democrats come nearer get- ting what they want when they have a Republican President than they do with one of their own." "Just an Admission" Itcmombor the Kurupean and American economic conferences? "The world has just con- ferred Itself into bankruptcy. A conference is Just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles. The world can't improve 'til it gets so poor that it can't send delegates lo 11 conference. Then it will begin lo improve by depending on itself." Will always hud something to say about the Republicans: "If the Lord can sec Ills way clear to bless the Republican party the way It's been carry- Ing on. then (lie rest of us ought to even get it without asking for It." Bui he had a few barbs for his own parly too: "1 don't belong to an or- ganized political party. I'm a Democrat." Alibi Season Campaigns often brought mil the best Rogersisms: "Well, the promising season ends next Tuesday, and at about 8 o'clock thai same night the alibi season opens mid lasts for the next four years This campaign ends Tuesday, but it will take two generations to swei'j. up the dirt." Then, as now, everyone had advice about Ihe slock market: "Oh, it was great while it lasted. All you had to do was to buy and wait 'til the next morning and just pick up the paper and sec how much you made, in prinl. Bui all that has changed somebody has lit do sonic work." Politics, especially during an election year, was one of Will's favorite subjects: "Every time we have an election, we get in worse men and the country keeps right on going. Times have proven only one thing and thai is you can't ruin Ihls country ever with politics. "Lot More Fun" "Once a man holds a public office, he is absolutely no good for honest work." FINE HOME FURNISHINGS Simply, it's savings in all 8 of our departments and tremendous buys throughout our 3-acre store. During Smulekoff's TOTAL SALE you'll save not only on the items pictured on these 2 pages, but on hundreds of other items as well. Smulekoff's TOTAL SALE promises TOTAL SAVINGS ON FAMOUS'BRAND NAME HOME FURNISHINGS! 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