Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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AP WirephotosIn A Constant Twirl
Jenny Woodford’s life iii (iraod Blanc, Mich., is iii a constant twirl — the twirl of a baton. At 7 Jenny has collected numerous medals and trophies tor lier twirling techniques since she began three years ago.
Recently, she took high honors in the Miniature Miss Majorette of Michigan contest. Jenny’s coach and chief rooter is her mother. Mrs David Woodford, who also was a champion twirler.
“I encourage my daughters and other students to practice baton twirling because it s an exercise4 that is extremely helpful to the growth of a youngster." Mrs Woodford said.
During the summer, Jenny practices in a spacious back yard for about three hours every day. In the winter, the Woodford family room becomes the training ground.
In picture, right, Jenny demonstrates her act in the talent portion of the Miniature Miss Majorette contest, pantomiming a little. lost girl at the circus who captures the brass ring on the carousel.
lolly, the resident chimp at the Sanford. Ha /oo displays his affection for Zoo Manager Charles Davis with a kiss
Sen Mike Mansfield (D Mont i smiled as he straightened the new to- he wore tor his appearance on < HS hare the Nation Sunday iii Washington Mansfield Simi Pres idem ford has to take the lead aud come up with s|»ecific proposals to solve the nation s economy problems
News of Nixon
Former presidential press secretary Ronald Ziegler talked with newsmen following a press conference by Nixon’s doctors at Long Beach Memorial hospital Sunday . Ziegler said former President Nixon doesn’t have health insurance to help pay hospital costs and has been getting only “limited” federal funds to help hun through the transitional period since leaving office.
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The Price of Bullets For Bullet Biting Is Outrageous Inflation
By Art Ruchwald
WASHINGTON — When President Ford said we all have to bite the bullet on the economy. I immediately went down to my local sporting goods store
“I would like a bullet, please. I said to the clerk.
“You mean a box of bullets," he corrected me.
* No. just one would lie enough "
He looked at me suspiciously. “What kind of bullet do you want?”
"I don t know. Are there different kinds?"
“Of course What kind of gun do you have?” he asked
“I don’t have a gun,” I said “Then what do you want a bullet for?"
“I want to bite it." I admitted sheepishly
The clerk hacked away from me. try ing to reach a buyer which I assumed turned on some kind of alarm
“Don’t get frightened," I said. "You see. Gerry Ford. as part of his economic message, said that every one of us has to bitt* the bullet or we ll never lick it."
“The bullet?” he asked “No, inflation, dummy." I said
"And he didn t say what caliber of bullet he wanted Americans to bile?”
•Not that I know of." I replied. “Does it make a difference1"
“I would think so." the clerk said “I mean people have different size mouths and what.might Im* comfortable for you might not necessarily Im* comfortable for your grocer
“We have a soft-no/ed lead to dumdum, but they re illegal to shoot
“ Are they illegal to bite ’
"I II have to check that out Hie clerk called his supi-erior upstairs Then he hung up “My boss said to the best ut Ills knowledge, there is no law against biting a lead bullet as long as you don’t spit it out at somelMMly afterward I put it iii my mouth
"It s more comfortable than the 22 I said "And it has a nice taste to it
"Would you like to try a 45? the clerk asked "It s thicker than a to and lasts twice as long
No. I think the .to bullet will do nicely How milch is
bls siM* the clerk said "Oil the lx»\ it says the bullets are four cents each But we just got a bulletin from the manufacturer telling us they now cost eight cents Since this was mailed out last week we have to assume the cost went up another two cents But we don t know what will happen next week, do we? ’
I admitted we didn t
"We Inlier add another four cents on the bullet inst lo to-safe Therefore it will cost you 14 cents "That s outrageous!” I said
The clerk shrugged his shoulders as ne wrote out I fie sales slip "MayIn* if you bite on it long enough, the price will go down