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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Christmas Cheer for Classmate Second graders at St. Pius X school paid a pro-Christmas visit Thursday to a classmate, Mike Ortner, 8. Mike has been immobilized since Nov.3, when he suffered a broken leg playing football. The class formed a Christmas tree, gave Mike some gifts, and sang "0 Christ- mas Tree." Mike is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Orlner, 4-124 Fairlane drive NE. The class is directed by Sister Algean Manders. rear center. Fills the Chair AP Wlrephoto Vice-president Nelson A. Rockefeller sat down In the chair he will use as president of the senate, after he was sworn in Thursday night in the senate cham- ber. Sen. James 0. Eastland, president pro tempore of the senate, stands beside Rockefeller. UP! TclCDhoto Christmas Head-Stand Now for my next trick. .Tanya, a scarlet macaw at Busch bird park in Houston, shows off her crowd-pleasing head-stand. The last-minute holiday rush has a lot of hu- mans standing on their heads, too. How Can You Blame Ford For Everything When He Is A Nice Guy? President Ford watched from his chair as Nelson A. Rockefeller took the oath of off- ice to become the 41st vice-pres- ident of the United States in a ceremony on the senate floor Thursday night. Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burg- er administered the oath. AP Wiroohoto By Art Buchwald WASHINGTON "I'm getting sick and tired of having a nice guy in the White Sugarbush said the other day. "But, Sugarbush, it was less than a year ago that you said you were sick and tired of having a crunk in the White House." "I don't want a crook and I don't want a nice guy." "Then what do you "How do I know? Isn't there something between a crook and a nice "I guess so. What bothers you about President Ford the most? "He seems so sincere. He is the kind of guy I would buy a used car from." "Sugarbush, you can't be mad at a President because he's such a nice guy." Guilty BUCHWALD "Oh, yeah? Who says you can't? If you have a mean guy in the White House, you can blame him for everything unemployment, the reces- sion, the price of sugar, the drop in the stock market. It makes you feel good to lay the whole thing right in his lap. But if you have a nice guy in the White House, he makes you feel guiljy. I'm sick and tired of feeling guilty." "People still blame President Ford for I said. "But there is no real heat behimi it. Your anger doesn't come from the gut. Now take Nixon. You could really get mad at Nixon. Every time he came on television your blood boiled. You could scream at the TV set. We all knew he was lying to us, and we didn't feel guilty about hating him. We knew he was responsible for everything bad that was happen- ing to us. Even if he wasn't, we wanted to think he was. As long as you have somebody to blame for your troubles you can survive. The reason people are mud at Ford is that they can't get mad at him." Strong Case An unidentified hostage made her way to safety with the aid of a plamclothes policeman after being forced to lie tin the floor of a Richfield, Minn., super- market while four armed gunmen attempted to rob the store. The gunmen gave themselves up to police early Friday. Gunmen Hold 30 Hostages One of four gunmen, center, was led away from a Richfield, Minn., supermarket where they held about :W clerks and customers hostage for five and a half hours Thursday night following their abortive robbery attempt. Min- neapolis Police Chief Jack Jensen, left, and an unidentified official lead the gunman from the store. "You make an awfully strong case against nice guys. Maybe Ford will stop being nice after a few more mouths' in office and a few more articles like this one." "No way." Sugarbush said. "You just have to look at him to see he'll never change. He doesn't know what it is to be mean. He doesn't have it in him to create the loathing we all need to keep going." "All right. Sugarbush. You don't want Ford in the While House. Whom do you "I know you're going think I'm hut what about Spiro "Agnew? Why "He can be awfully mean when he wants to be He's just as bright as Ford, but no one has ever Ihnught of him as n nice guy." Cnovnottf 1974
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