Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Emperor Hirohito greeted President Gerald Ford in a historic first meeting Tuesday between an American President and a Japanese monarch on Japanese soil Both wore long-tailed morning suits, the formal attire for Japanese imperial household ceremonies.
Greetings, Mr. President
No, it’s not a double exposure. In the Cedar Rapids Symphony or- tors Shown in rehearsal Monday night. Music Director Rich Williams,
chestra’s scheduled concerts at Sinclair auditorium in Coe college au- left, is joined by Jack Ranney, assistant conductor, in presenting the
ditoriurn Saturday and Monday nights, one of the contemporary works unusual production
to be played will be “Fourth of July.” This piece calls for two condue-
The Buzzing Seat Belt System Caused Havoc In Many Marriages
By Erma Hornbeck
Well, they finally got the buz/ out of seat belts, ll took an act of congress to do it, but at last people will be able to get into their cars and start them without red lights flashing, alarms going off and someone at your elbow snipping, “Well, ifs not me. Phyllis, and you’re the only other person in the front seat!”
The seat belt alarm system did for marriage what Jane Fonda did for the VEU That harmless little electronic belch has left in its wake scores of damaged marriages. And it isn t over yet.
As I said to my husband the other day as I crawled into the car, “Something is wrong with my seat. It feels funny.”
“That’s because you are riot sitting on top of your seat l>elt like you usually do.”
“That’s not true I only did that a couple of times.”
“Then why can’t you wear a bathing suit without embarrassing strap marks?”
“That s easy for you to say,” I snapped. “You’re used to tieing restrained I'm not!”
“What do you mean by a crack like that? After all, I think you should Ik* happy that someone had some consideration for your safety.”
“So how come you had them disconnected?”
“Because you became hysterical when you tried to jump out of the car for an errand and cut your dress in half.”
“I wasn’t hysterical. Just stunned for a moment, lf you loved me you wouldn’t have taken the bu// out of the seat belts ”
“How did you come to that conclusion?”
“Stiller and Meara They’re a comedy bam who did a commercial for seat belts. Ile said he buckled her up because it was a subtle way of telling her he loved her
Subtle as Fist
“You told me seat belt buzzers were as subtle as a fist coming out of the glove compartment and punching you iii the mouth. ”
I hat s before I knew you really didn t care vc hat happened to me. All these .Nears you’ve just pretended lo like* my meat loaf "
What s meat leal got to do with anything?"
II has as much to do with anything as your mother wearing a navy blue dress to the* wedding ”
So buckle up if you want to. You re over 21 ”
Here it comes ..the* She’s-27-days-oIder-than-I-am-number.”’
I hat sc‘tiles it. Tomorrow I hook up the seal belt buzzer.”
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Three-Element Space Telescope Model Unveiled
Lee Curtis was determined to beat his bug-a-boo about vaccinations, but eventually he succumbed to the pain with a roar as the needle pricked his arm. Lee and fellow students were part of a mumps vaccine program held at a Paris, Ont., school.
Martin-Marietta of Denver has been awarded a study contract to . . . . . .. .
t i . . . Uhs is a scale model of the three-element telescop
perform preliminary design studies for NASA s large space telescope
Part of A avenue NE was closed briefly Monday while pre-cast concrete for a walkway between St. Luke’s hospital and the parking ramp across the street was placed. The overhead span will connect the third level of the ramp and the hospital. The pedestrian cross-over is expected to be ready for use Dec*. 13.
Photo by Lincoln tar ob