Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Roy M. Rawlins, left, who is 104 years old, is pictured with John Burrafato, an examiner for the California department of motor vehicles, after the oldster was granted a full four-year driver’s license with no restrictions — not even a requirement to wear eyeglasses to drive. “Age don’t mean nothing,” says Rawlins. He says he has been driving for the last (>5 years.Before Dinner Chat
Frances Cash directs traffic at the construction site of the library of congress annex on Washington’s Capitol hill in the heat, noise and dirt that goes with a contraction project, but considers herself a liberated woman. Liberated from the “screams and terrible abuse” of her former job as secretary in Rep. Bella Abzug’s office. “These machines couldn't make as much noise as Ab/ug,” she said. “You can’t take it working with Bella.”
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger chatted with Saudi Arabian foreign minister Omar Sakkaf, left, and David Rockefeller, chairman of the board of Chase Manhattan bank and brother of Vice-president-designate Nelson Rockefeller, prior to a dinner in Sakkaf’s honor Thursday night at the state department.
The List of Warnings On JC ashing Instructions Grows More Complicated
By Art Buchwald
There are so many different kinds of clothes made of miracle fibers that one is hard put to remember the instructions on how to launder and clean them. Each new piece of clothing now comes with a long list of instructions explaining how the garment must be treated, plus many warnings about what will happen if the instructions aren’t adhered to.
One day I came home to find my wife washing my 45 percent alphazate, 25 percent pry ninon, 3(1 percent cotton turtleneck sweater. I was horrified to discover that she was washing it the wrong way'. "You’re supposed to wash that sweater in cold lamb’s milk, and you’re washing it in warm lamb’s milk.”
"No,” she said. "I read the instructions quite clearly. You wash it in warm lamb s milk and then you rinse it in cold.”
“You’re thinking about my IOO percent all-kozel undershirts. My turtleneck sweater is just the opposite.”
I was right, because as we were talking the turtleneck started to disintegrate before my eyes.
“That sweater cost me $12,” I cried.
“I can’t keep all these washing instructions straight,” she said angrily.
“What are you going to do now?”
“I’m going to wash your SO.3 percent rogiflex wash ’n’ dry shirt.”
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“A ou have to use fresh essence of lime mixed
with distilled underground spring water,” I reminded her.
Are you sure? ll seems to me that there was a warning attached to the shirt that if you used distilled underground spring water the colors would run.”
“That applies only to shirts with French cuffs,” I told her.
Of course, she said. What an idiot I am for not keeping it straight."
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I put on the pants. As I was inserting the belt, the legs just below my hips, collapsed and fell to my ankles
“What did you do to my suit?” I yelled.
“I had it dry-cleaned."
“You’re not supposed to dry-clean a stay-pressed forever material.” I screamed “Look, it says right here in the coat that the only way to clean it is to place it over an air-conditioning unit for 24 hours.”
“I put your Nehru suit over the air-conditioning unit.”
‘‘The Nehru suit had to be dipped in naphtha and airline hydraulic fuel."
“It didn t say so in the coat.”
“The instructions were printed on the beads that came with the suit.”
“Don’t yell at me,” my wife yelled “lf you bought suits made of wool and shirts made of cotton, you’d have something to wear tonight.”
“Yeah, but then look at the laundry and cleaning bills we’d have.”
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She Had Her Druthers“Age Don’t Mean Nothing”
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Debbra lx*e Maly of Denver was selected in Miami Beach Thursday night from 49 contestants between 13 and 17 years old as the 1974 “Miss American Teenager ” Miss Maly, 17. is the first winner from west of the Mississippi in the pageant’s 15-year history.The Taste of Victory
< ompetition is man against man, man against nature, man against machine and boy against pie. For ll year-old Mark Miller of Philadelphia, the sweet taste of first prize in a playground pie-eating contest is really something to smile about