Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 23, 1974, Page 22

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette December 23, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (ttilur AP Wirephoto AP Wirephoto Skiing President President Gerald Ford smiled and waved to 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 ( hristmas 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, recovering from recent surgery, will be a spectator. UPI TelephotoSkiing Santa Kevin Ture, a Glens Falls. N Y., ski instructor, dresses up as Santa Claus to toss off a few Christmas presents for 5-year-old Billy Brandt Ture works for Billy's parents, who own a ski center near Glens Falls Safe At Last Amber Noel Peebles, 15 months, had her wet clothing removed by rescuers in a Dade county, Fla , tomato field Sunday afternoon While her parents were picking vegetables. Amber Noel fell into an irrigation well. Dade county firemen and paramedics rescued her after digging a parallel well in the field She was pulled through and freed unhurt after four hours’ work UPI TelephotoNot So Poor Abner Lopez, 72. stands near his home on Quincy street in Springfield, Mass., considered a |>oor section of the city. Neighbors thought he was poor. until a minor fire occurred in his house. Firemen carried out more than IHHUHHl in boxes of money, bags of stin ks and bonds, dis*ds and uncashed checksHopefully Americans Will Not Turn Savage When They Buy Gold By Art Buehwald WASHINGTON — Muhlenberg dashed into my office yelling, “Gold! Gold I’ve discovered gold!” “Take it easy, Muhlenberg.”! said. “You mean you’ve hit a gold mine?” “No, you fool,” he shouted, his eyes blazing “On Dec 31 we’re going to be allowed to buy gold We’ll ail be* rich.” “How can we bt* rich if we have to buy the gold?” “Haven’t you read the advertisements in the newspapers? Gold is going to go up to $4(HI an ounce If we buy it at SIM, we ll more than double our money ”No Guarantee “But, Muhlenberg, there is no guarantee that gold is going to go up Suppose it does down?” “It fcan’t go down.” Muhlenberg cried " Everybody 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 he “I’ve read articles about this crazy gold-buying thing,”! said, “and they indicate the only ones who stand to make money on gold are the dealers who sell it, the insurance companies 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 tx* very careful if I were you before I got into this business.” Muhlenberg snarled like Humphrey Bogart. “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 ”All Yours ‘ Muhlenberg, will you please put that gun down No one is after your gold. You can 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 rape*’’ “I was just trying to warn you that people have done it in the |last to get their hands on gold Perhaps this 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 back in his belt. “Well, there are other things in life besides gold. I ll tell you what. Because you were in on this with me from the beginning, I’m going to 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 gal leon and for $10.(KHI...” Cooyritfht IV/4, Lot Anklet Tim** AP Wirephoto ;

  • Abner Lopez
  • Billy Brandt Ture
  • Dennis Hogar
  • Gerald Ford
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Noel Peebles

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: December 23, 1974

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