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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Skiing President AP Wlrophoto President Gerald Ford smiled and waved In the crowd as he and his ski instructor, Dennis Hogar, took off in a chair lift Sunday for a downhill run at Vail, Colo. He arrived in Vail with the First Lady Sunday for a Christmas work-ski vacation. Betty Ford was greeted by friends and reporters as she and the President arrived at Vail, Colo., Sunday for a Christmas ski vacation. Mrs. Ford, re- covering from recent surgery, will a spectator Skiing Santa AP Wlrcoholo UPI Tcleptioto Kevin Ture, a Glens Falls, N. Y.( ski instructor, dresses up as Santa Claus to loss off a few Christmas presents for 5-year-old Billy Brandt. Ture works for Billy's parents, who own a ski center near (Hens Kails. Safe At Last Amber Noel Peebles, 15 months, had her wet clothing removed by rescuers in a Dade county, Fla., tomato field Sun- day afternoon. While her par- ents were picking vegetables. Amber Noel fell into an irriga- tion well. Dade county firemen and paramedics rescued her aft- er digging a parallel well in the field. She was pulled through and freed unhurt after four hours' work. BUCHWALD UMI loll'Ollotcj Nof So Poor Abner Lopez, 72, stands near his home on Quincy street in Springfield, Mass., considered a poor section of (he city. Neighbors Ihoiighl he was poor, until a mi- nor fire occurred in his house. Firemen carried out more than in boxes of money, bags of slocks and bunds, deeds and uncashed checks. Hopefully Americans Will Not Turn Savage When They Buy Gold B> Arl Buclmald WASHINGTON Muhlenberg dashed into my office yell- ing, "Gold! Gold. I've discovered "Take it easy, said. "You mean you've hit a gold "No, you he shouted, his eyes blaz- ing. "On Dec. 31 we're going to be allowed to buy gold. We'll all be rich." "How can we be rich if we have to buy I he "Haven't you read the advertisements in the newspapers? Gold is going to go up to an ounce. If we buy it at we'll more than double our money." No Guarantee "But, Muhlenberg, there is no quaran- tee that gold is going to go up. Suppose it does "It can't go Muhlenberg cried. wants gold. Now we can get our hands on it and stuff it in our mattresses and no one can touch us." "You've really got the gold fever, Muhlenberg. But I think I better warn you. Owning gold isn't what it's cracked up to be. "I've read articles about this crazy gold-buying said, "and they indicate the only ones who stand to make money on gold are the dealers who sell it, the insurance com- panies who insure it and banks who store it. Also the Mafia seems to be into it and a lot of gold bars may turn out to be brass. I would be very careful if I were you before 1 got into this business." Muhlenberg snarled like Humphrey Bogarl. "I might have known it. You're just saying this because you want to drive down the price of gold so you can buy my gold cheap You're all alike. Everyone's after my gold. Well, you're going to have to kill me first before you get it." Yours "Muhlenberg, will you please put that gun down No one is after your gold. You cnn buy all of it you want to. It's yours to do with what you want." "Then why did you bring up the pillaging and "I was just trying to warn you that people have done it in the past to get their hands on gold. Perhaps Ihis time they won't. After all, Americans are much more civilized than most peoples. You're a perfect example of someone who hasn't lost his cool because his government is going to allow him to buy gold." Muhlenberg put his gun hack'in his belt. "Well there are other things in life besides gold. I'll tell you what Hec-msc you were In on this with me from the beginning. I'm going lo let you in on a good thing. There's this guy in Florida who just discovered a cache of gold coins on a sunken Spanish ml leon and for
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