Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Tongue-tied People Can Express Their Ire In Their Nasty Letters
By Oma Hornbeck
Police collar two youths follow mn a scuffle near the lotted Nat inn> Wednesday between Arab and Jewish factions demonstrating for and against, respectively, Yasir Arafat s appearance lK*fore the world body. Four persons were arrested
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American Priest Arrested
South Korean riot police arrested Vicar General .lames Sinnott as he took part in a demonstration in St^ul Thursday to demand the release of three political prisoners who took part in anti-government act iv des earlier in the year Sinnott, 45, of Brooklyn, Y Y., was arrested with thn*e Koreans who took part in the demonstration
Chris Fedewa, a secretary in Michigan Gov William (J Milliken s press office, tries on a possible ‘“BAC” button for si/e. The Ford administration is using the “WIN” button to get> Us “Whip Inflation Now” message across to the public, but Gov Milliken has a different message to get across “Buy A ( ar.” Bis aides are kicking around the* idea of a “BAC” button
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Tyrone Shawn Obiedzinski, 4-y ear-old son of Mr and Mrs Bruce Obiedzinski. I HTB Fourth avenue SF got up from Ins nap Wednesday afternoon to pose for this picture of the first snowman to be pictured in The Gazette during the ID74-75 season I he snowman was put together in the Obiedzinski yard Wednesday morning after the first regis-
Some of the mail addressed to this column is absolutely vicious. I got one recently that said, “Paul Newman is short! Ila ha ’’ Of course, it was unsigned.
"What kind of an animal would get nu asked Mother.
“A wise one,” she counseled. "Don't you know that writing letters is the greatest way in the world to get rid of your hostilities? People who bottle things up inside them eventually wind up hanging the* laundry out in a driving rain, wearing lied room slippers that don’t match Get rid of your anger. Write it down Besides, every time I've complained about anything, the* manufacturer has sent me a free case of his product.”
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I’m not much with words when I talk When I’m angry, my tongue locks like was just shot full of novocaine and I usually thing like, “Well, we ll see what w<* shall see translated still doesn’t make any sense )
But when I sat down at the typewriter, my fingers dante along the keys like Van Ciliium s, I mean I was positive! brilliant. I wrote to a major airline telling them I considere the W l ight Brothers the foremost humorists in this comdr and that if < I od had meant for people to fly their atriin (Trans Fright) he would never have invented old age
I wrote to the president of a grocery store chain pointin out that there is a time iii a woman s life (somewhere bi tween Humperdinck and Somincx) when she (an't cope will a cash register that runs out of (ain- in the middle of a $7 order on her bowling night.
I wrote to the manufacturer of a $12 ID pair of No-Shrm leans and enclosed payment for them that had boon left in th (locket during laundry. The check had shrunk iii proportion I the jeans and amounted to $5 20
I wrote to King Faisal and '.aid, “I knew von when v were Alec Guinness and I hope vour camel loses its an freeze.”
But my finest hour was probably a letter to the man w sold me my car. On a cleverness scale of ten, I was a ll told about my special license plates that s|>ellcd LF MO how the carpet had worn out irfthe trunk, how the parts Ii to be ordered from behind the Iron Curtain, and how th* explanation for everything wus that it was a ear built on Mn day when everyone was flung over
The only response I ve gotten from am of them has In* a newsletter from the car manufacturer Bul as I told VI ther. “VVell, we ll see what we shall see
Hit by Inflation
A Hock of hummingbirds does an aerial ballet around the backyard feeder of Betty Doty in Salinas, Calif., but the birds may soon suffer the pangs of inflation Mrs. Doty says she is considering cutting down on
the amount of liquid she makes available (‘ach day for tin* birds because of the rising price of sugar. At present, she fills the feeder four times a day, using 2 1/2 cups of sugar for the daily batch
What appears to fit* a pistol holster protruded from under guerilla leader Yasir Arafat’> jacket as In* clasped his hands over his head at the end of lits speech before the I nited Nations General Assembly in New York Wednesday An Arafat bodyguard later told a correspondent. “It s not only real, it *s loaded
Sen. George McGovern, (I)-S D ), addressed a news conference in Rome Wednesday in connection with the World Fond Conference. He urged all nations to earmark ll) percent of their military spending for the war on hunger.