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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -lUpub Finishing Touches Jean Frascr, chief sculptress at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London, puts the finishing touches on a wax model of President Gerald Ford Monday. The Ford model will join those of Lyndon Johnson, left, and John F. Kennedy, center, in the great hall of the wax museum. Won't Tangle Three formerly long-haired Burmese youths show the martial law haircuts adminis- tered by army troops in Ran- goon as the government cracked down on dissidents following last week's anti-government riots. Burmese sources said 000 to persons have been arrested. The soldiers were still administering on-the-spot hair- cuts Monday to shaggy youths found in the streets. loForce And His Engine Robert LaForce leaned on the fender of his car Monday and talked about one of several devices used on the engine that he and his brother have modi- fied, and which they say in- creases fuel economy. The fed- eral Environmental Protection Agency tests showed the La- Force engine does produce bet- ter mileage but at a penalty in lower horsepower and more pol- lution. Wlrephoto Ervin Lights the Tree Sen. Sam Ervin, who became a household word when he chaired the senate Watergate hearings, performed one of the last official acts of his long pol- itical career as he threw the switch Monday to light the Christmas tree at the U.S. Capi- tol. Ervin is retiring from the senate at the end of this session of congress. President F'ord will light the National Christmas tree in ceremonies on the El- lipse behind the White House Tuesday. Why Do Husbands Buy The Things They Need Jusf Before Christmas? Christmas has a strange effect on my husband. About a week before, to the day, he will sit up straight in his lounger, blink his eyes, move his head like a real person, and slowJy come alive like Rip Van Winkle. He will then bolt from his chair and head for the nearest shopping center where he will proceed to buy for himself everything that I have already bought for him and placed under the tree. He's the only man I know who went to one of those night-time-for-husbands-only deals and came home with assorted male apparel, six pairs of underwear and a belt for himself. "Why did you have to go out and buy a I snapped. "Because my pants are falling down." "Would it have been a crime to let them fall down through "It all depends on what you consider a crime." A Crime "A I said, extracting a package from under the tree, "is letting me go out and buy you a belt and wrap it up and put it under the tree. Why do you do this to "I never thought you'd buy a belt. A belt is personal." "A belt is about as personal as a subscription In TV Guide." "1 bought that too." "You didn't. Hand me that envelope from the tree." "Well, I got in the store and saw all these great looking clothes and I never shop and all of a sudden I said to myself, 'You look like a burn that old bathrobe with tin- elbows coming through "Hand me the large box not the Milk1 one (he box." "A man can always use two." BOMBECK Marcus Welby Regular icily. "If he's a regular on Marcus Welby, I suppose I said "And the underwear was on he said snflly. "I know. Hand me the gold box. And of course you browsed In the book department." "I was afraid you'd ask thai." lie snii] mil gift-wrapped book. Look, I'm really sorry. 1 never thoughl you'd go out nnd buy things I needed. Now I've ruined all your surprises. What 1 really need is a good, swift kick in the pants." "That was my ace in the hole." I said slowly lowering my foot. C.riOyrlQhl f Iplfl f nu
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