Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Comedian Jack Benny, who died early Friday of cancer at the age of HO, vias known as a master of comic timing. This was the expression that accompanied his famous “well!”
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in 1947 with Eddie "Rochester” Anderson and his wife. Mary Livingstone, both regulars on Benny’s long-running radio and television series.
Benny’s career began more than fit! years ago in vaudeville. Decades on radio, television and in motion pictures made him one of the nation’s most beloved comics. In above picture, Benny goes over a radio script
Jack Benny cracks up with laughter during a re- Jack Benny is shown rehearsing for Gov. Konuid Keagan's inauguration in 19H7. Ben- Jack Benny’s famous “feud" with fellow comedian Fred Allen ran for more than 20
hearsal for his radio show in 1954 Benny’s radio and ny’s career started when he quit school in the ninth grade for an $8-a-week job playing years on radio and television. Actually, the two were good friends. Benny said the feud television shows ran for 32 uninterrupted years the violin at a local theater liegan when Allen made a slighting comment on his violin playing.
Called The Fire Dept.
Don De.Murs, manager of Ultra Systems Inc. of Newport Beach, ('alif., returned to his office Thursday to find the floor covered by 2,(NNI paper cups, each filled with water and all stapled together If De Mars had lifted one they all would have spilled He finally called the fire department for help.
Rules of Procedure Are Outlined for Rockefeller By Long-Time Observer
Hon. Nelson Hockefeller Executive Office Building Washington, D C.
Dear Mr. Vice-president:
May I offer my congratulations on finally being confirmed to the second-highest office in the land You join a long list of famous and illustrious people in this distinguished post, including Elbridge Gerry, Daniel Tompkins, George Dallas. Hannibal Hamlin, Schuyler Colfax, Garrett Hubert, Thomas Marshall, Charles Curtis and Spiro T Agnew
Some Americans tend to make fun of the vice-presidents of our country, but they’re wrong. It is a job which demands tremendous knowledge, great statesmanship and extreme tenacity, all of which you need to get in to set* the President.
I don’t want you to get too excited by Mr.
Ford’s promises to make you his “strong right arni.” Translated into presidential terms tins means you will be sent to swearing-ins of new heads of state (which recently became a fulltime job), attending funerals of departed world leaders, speaking at party fund-raising dinners and playing golf with Bob Hope.
Your desk is in the Executive Office Building, separated I an alley from the White House, and only a three-minute wa to the President s office. Unfortunately, there is a wall i presidential aides stationed in the alley, most of them form* All-American linebackers, who are prepared to tackle ar vice-president who tries to see the President.
For your own safety I would suggest that, if you really wui to see the President, you go in the tourist entrance anil the make a dash for the oval office. The presidential aides will \ expecting you to come across the alley and if you have luck ye could make it.
Mrs Jesse* Harvey, 77, of Houston. Texas, is making sure whoever drove the Cadillac into her front yard Christmas eve doesn’t drive away without paying for her damaged fence and garden She has chained the auto to a tree rn her yard She said it will stay there until she gets what’s due her.
Occasionally, the President holds official ceremonies in the Bose Garden and you might wangle an invitation to one of those lf you arrive early, you can get a good spot behind the rope anil see the President clos** up.
Now I know what you’re going to ask next “What do I say if I ever get to meet the President?”
The important thing is to In* yourself President Ford is a very simple man and he will immediately put you at ease lf he asks you a question, don’t hesitate to answer Many Vice* proNidents become tongue-tied in the presence of the President of the United States.
There is more advice I could give you, but I don’t want you to absorb too much at one time. The thing to remember when you get discouraged is that the job pays well, and it’s the next I>est thing to serving your country
Art Bachw ald
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