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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Chopper CapertUt Cfchtr lUjmG Ctourttc A Hug for ‘Mama AP Wirephoto Harvey G. VV a11 bander, I, dutches Mrs John •ore, his foster mother, as he peers at the camera ney is a 17 pound orangutan who wears diapers I is still hand fed in a high chair. Mrs. Moore. Oso husband runs the zoo in New Orleans, had to a1 him ta when his own mother ignored him Back «o “S' AP Wit ept'o>o Fireman Kd Hylicki gave mouth lo mouth resuscitation to Tiffany Ashton, la months, after rescuing her from tin second floor bedroom of the Ashton home in St Haul Saturday night Doctors at tin- scene said the child itegari breathing again a few seconds after tieing brought to the ground from the smoke filled house lier condition improved from critical to fair Sunday Art Gets Heavenly View    of    Waterg I rn pea ch merit, Emir a rgo By Art Buchu ald WASHINGTON — At a prayer breakfast here recently President Nixon urged Americans to join in silent prayer to determine Clod's will for the country “Tiki often we are a little too arrogant.’’ he said. “We try to talk and tell Him what we want What all of us need to do and what this nation needs to do is to pray in silence and listen to Clod to find out what He wants us to do Well I tried it The other morning I was standing with my head bowed and God said. “You’re awfully quiet this morning, Arthur " “I’m waiting for you to tell me what to do.” “That’s strange, Arthur You usually have a long list ut things that you ask of me." “President Nixon said we should stop talking and we should listen to you and find out what you want from us." “I don't want anything from you. I’m doing fine.” “I don’t mean that, Lord. What should we, as Americans, do that would please you0 “Well, for a start, you could clean tip BUCHWALD your air and your water “Oh. we’re doing that. Didn t you hear President Nixon’** State of the Pinon speech?” “I was at a church meeting that night It still looks pretty bad from up here.” “That s because of the energy crisis You see, we’ve had to burn a lot of gook to get through the winter, aud we ve had to lower our environmental standards Hut as soon as the crisis is over I’m sure we ll do something about the air and water What else can we do?” Inflation frohivm “You seem to Im* having some problems down there with inflation, Arthur ’’ “I thought so, too But President Nixon says everything is just great and we're iii terrific sha|>e economically, and people have more buying flower than they’ve ever hail before.” Hinmm, it must have escaped me. I ve been getting a lot of prayers from unemployed people lately ’’ “That ’s just because of the energy crisis Nobody wants to buy big cars.” “Then why don't they build small cars'*” “God only knows Is there anything else you’d like to say0 I wouldn’t have mentioned it unless you asked, but Americans seem to lie violating the Ten Commandments left and right ” “Which one did you have in mind?" “The specific one is ‘Thou shall not boar false witness against thy neighbor ’’ “I imagine you're referring to Watergate now." “You have to admit, Arthur, that someone is lying” III the Part* “It seems that way. God. but then again we don't know all the facts, do we?” “I do “ “I forgot that You probahlv do Listen, what are the chances of impeachment0" “Is this a prayer or a question?" “I was just curious It would lie fun to be the first one iii the country to know ” “I d rather riot comment on impeachment while the matter is now iii the courts.’’ “What else do you want for America, God?" “Peace, good health care, protection of the individual and an excess profits tax on the oil industry I would also like to see I Im* Arab oil embargo lifted before Americans really start getting mean to each other “ “You'd have to speak to Henry Kissinger about that ” “I have a call into him now, but lie s out of the country " “Is there anything else0” “There is a lot more, but I can't talk to you now Ive got Kills Graham on the other line “ Officials at the White House check the damage to the stolen helicopter, above. Hight, I S secret service agents escort Preston from a District of Columbia police station following his arrest at the White House. An army helicopter, stolen from nearby Fort Meade. Md., takes off from tilt' south lawn of the White House Sunday. The chopper, stolen by army Pfc. Robert K Preston, stationed at Fort Meade, was forced to land on tilt' lawn of the executive mansion by a volley of shotgun fire by federal judice, following a daredevil chase across the Washington suburbs Willing To Act The Rev. Cecil Williams of Glide Memorial Methodist church in San Francisco raises a fist during a morning service as he expresses solidarity with Dennis Banks, AIM leader. The men are spokesmen for a coalition of groups that the Sym-bionese Liberation army, alleged kid nailers of Patricia Hears!, have asked to distribute food - AP Wirephoto ► ;