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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa UPI Telephoto President’s First Newsmen stood to get President Ford's attention during his first news conference as Chief Executive. The event took place in the East room of the White House Wednesday afternoon. Ford said he would not reimpose wage d price controls. Blasts Economic Advisers United Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock said Wednesday it is unfortunate that former President Richard Nixon’s economic advisers are still around. Woodcock criticized Roy Ash. director of the office of management and budget, for keeping the military budget “sacrosanct” while looking for ways to cut such programs as social security, medicare and medicaid as a means of fighting inflation. The shadow on Woodcock’s cheek is from a microphone. AP Wirephoto I Can, I Think What Docs One Do With A C loset Full of Bl ouses VP hen Hemlines “Like I always said, ‘You can make a skirt shorter,’ said Mother. ‘But you can’t make it longer after ifs cut off ’’ “When did you say that?’’ I asked. “When you cut off your winter coat.’’ President Ford used a variety of hand gestures Wednesday during his White House news conference, ms Iirst as President, in the executive mansion’s East room. APWirephoto Lost in the Web One-year-old Autumn Thumma appears to be falling into the web of a giant spider.    Actually she is    only caught in the webbing of an outdoor hammock, making the most of her captivity by depending    on her pacifier    to keep her    ,    „ •j    big    steps    is his mother, oretchen. “I Hunk I can, I think I can,” says Ibis little fellow, whose name is “Doc ” Waiting for him up those By Erma Hornbeck The skirt is coming back. I know this won’t choke up women cello players, but it s true. Not only do designers say American women are going to be* wearing more skirts and dresses, but the hemlines are going to be longer. This is bud news in more ways than one. Several years ago, someone figured out as the hemlines go ... so goes the economy. The longer the hemline, the more acute the depression . . . the shorter the hemline, the greater the country’s prosperity. The way I look at it, with beans at 87 cents a pound I’m stuck with a closet full of blouses. “What ani I going to do with all those short dresses?” I asked Mother. BOMBECK flfllf'N “Mother! You can’t walk around in a coat with a hem so thick you look like you’re storing rifles in it.” “So, don’t yell at me. You’re the one with the closet full of blouses.” “Remember Margaret Shelhaas? I went to school with he and when hemlines dropped in 1947, she made new tops for al of her skirts out of muslin, wore long sweaters and neve raised her arms.” “Did it work?” “No, it was miserable. She couldn’t try out for cheerlead ing, mail a letter, wave good-bye, hang up her coat, or com her hair in public. She finally dropped out of school.” “Because of fake tops on her skirts'*” “Yes. She was failing everything because she never pal ticipated iii class by raising her hand to answer anything.” *hut rh fur a While “Maybe hemlines won t get too long and you can jut slouch for a few years,” offered Mother “Oh, they’re going to get long all right. Remember th economy in IWM) to 1927 and then how skirts went thigh high b 1928? And how they went down in 1929. and up again in 1940 From ’47 to :>4 they were mid-calf arid in 19H7 hemlines wer as high as 30 inches.” I was still discussing the problem with my husband iu> night at a movie when we* saw a young girl lean over th drinking fountain “I don’t ever remember the economy being that good." said. “It wasn’t.” he said dreamily “But when skirts get tin high no one seems to care.” (Copyright IV/4 Lo* Angel*", times) APWirephoto* ilHKii i iii ;