The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 13
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 13

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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Palm Beach Post, Thursday, December 9, 1976 Al 3 PEOPLE Little Old Ladies Like Santa's Lap The Job Offers Are In, But Ford's Uncommitted filiation with the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1935 after starring as a center on the football team. "The University of Michigan has offered a visiting professorship in political science," Barrett said when asked about a report by the Detroit News. "But that is one of a large number of other offers received and, consistent with past statements by the President, all such offers are being held for review with no decisions planned until after Jan. 20." The Detroit News quoted an un identified "close friend" of Ford's as saying he is "seriously thinking about returning to his alma mater to work on his memoirs and give an occasional lecture." Asked whether he thought Ford would take the teaching job, University President Robben W. Fleming said, "This is a development which the University of Michigan would welcome and it has been brought to the attention of the President in an informal way. 0 "It is our understanding that he is considering the suggestion and will decide at a later date." WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Ford has received "a wide range" of job offers, including one from the University of Michigan to teach at his alma mater, but he will make no commitments before leaving office, an aide said yesterday. Other White House officials said Ford probably will take wife Betty to the Palm Springs area of California after Jimmy Carter's inauguration and they are likely to settle permanently near the desert resort where they vacationed after the election. Ford repeatedly has declined to give any clues to the life he will lead and officials said no final decisions have been made. Army Maj. Robert Barrett, the military aide handling Ford's personal transition affairs, said the President "has received a wide range of offers" from schools, businesses, organizations and other groups. He declined to discuss specifics and said Ford would consider all options but had yet to give extended thought to any, including possible af Tina Turner i if r. i ' I M TWT T M'r 7 T W 7 '! ' Till ! W 1 HI? k i'i.nn4ii,iMlii.rni.mM.i'Himni,ni From Post Wire Services I One department store Santa Claus is finding a lot of little old ladies want to sit on his lap along with the usual run of kids. Tom Stephan is a 5-foot-8, 245-pound Santa for one of Chicago's biggest department stores. Hs is only 22 and a student at DePaul University, but he has all the answers and is quite a jolly fellow as he sits in his Cozy Cloud Cottage. He says on weekdays he talks and listens to as many as 1,000 children and on weekends 4,000 will parade in. "My lap gets a little tired sometimes," says Santa. "The other day a busload of 50 ladies in their 50s and 70s came in from Milwaukee. They all wanted to see me. Some asked for fur jackets, new cars, jewelry. But most of them asked for a boyfriend to be delivered Christmas morning. Some said they would take anything. "I'd listen and give a jolly laugh and say: 'If you've been a good girl all year, you might get what you want.' That seems to please them, just like it does the kids." Horn Gone Officials of the New York Jazz Museum yesterday offered a $100 reward for the return of an angled-bell trumpet once owned by jazz great Dizzy Gillespie that was stolen from its exhibit. Museum Director Howard Fischer said the trumpet, engraved with Gillespie's name, was stolen while a crowd of music buffs filed through the exhibit. "To us it's worth $5,000," he said. "But I can't believe someone is going to try to sell it. He would be sure to be found out." Tina's Trouble Singer Tina Turner yesterday was arraigned in Municipal Court, Beverly Hills, Calif, on two misdemeanor charges of possessing firearms. Mrs. Turner was arrested Nov. 20 when a sheriff's deputy stopped her for an alleged traffic violation in West Hollywood and noticed a pistol in her open purse. The two counts are possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a concealed firearm. Judge Leonard Wolf set Jan. 25 for a pretrial hearing. Fowl Insult Rep. Paul Findley, (R-Ill.) cried "fowl" yesterday when he learned the Agriculture Department had ruled that a product made of pressed turkey colored to look like ham could be sold as "turkey-ham." "Unjustly maligned in simile and folklore, the noble hog has been delivered a fowl insult by the federal bureaucracy." The congressman said someone in the department had gone "hog-wild" and that Agriculture Secretary John Knebel should "outlaw this pigheaded scheme." Tax Man Billy Carter, who had his mayorial hopes dashed Monday in a Plains, Ga. election, has been appointed to an $l,800-per-year post on the Sumter County Board of Tax Assessors. The president-elect's brother, who manages the family peanut farm and a Plains service station, was named Tuesday to the job by the county commission and will begin serving a six-year term on the board on Jan. 1. Tree House Bonnie Gulan is just crazy about Christmas trees. She has 66 of them on the main floor of her home in Lake Forest, 111. She started two days of open house yesterday and expects 5,000 persons to see the collection. "That's how many came last year. It's our Christmas gift to the people," she said. She began collecting artificial trees 15 years ago and trims each differently. The trees range in height from 1 to 9 feet and each is decorated to represent a song or a story Mrs. Gulan wrote to entertain her four children, now grown. Loud Message A Seattle jury wouldn't convict truck driver George Dennis Duvall, 34, for tossing a brick through the telephone company's front window last July 4, but prosecutors says they will try again. Elsa Durham, the deputy prosecutor who tried the case, said a new trial date probably will be set next week. Duvall said he lobbed the red, white and blue brick through the window to protest phone company plans to charge customers for information service, among other things. "That's like paying your grocer to tell you where the peanut butter is in his own store. "I was trying to communicate that big corporations like AT&T have pretty much lost track of values, ideals and service," he said. Duvall was charged with' malicious mischief for inflicting what the phone company claims was $1,963 damage to the large window. The first trial ended in a hung jury. WHAT PRETTIES! 3.59 Special purchase! Absolutely scrumptious Val Mode half-slips. Sleeked in opaque, Antron " III, the nylon specially formulated not to cling or create static build-up. White, nude, blue, pink, yellow in the collection. Hemmed with inches-deep lace borders. Lingerie, all jm stores Dizzy Gillespie I " T r1 lordara Jmarch K , A Billy Carter sale! RESTAURANT DRESSES FOR DAY INTO EVENING 18.90 ORIG. $26 Save on the soft, feminine dresses you'll need for all the little evenings coming up . . . through the holiday and resort seasons. Choose drapey, shirred and sashed styles in the colors you like best after sundown. Sleeveless, long or short sleeves, restaurant length skirts, scooped necklines, cowls and more in washable fabrics. 8 to 18. Gulfstream Dresses, at all jm stores Sorry, no mail or phone orders jordaoj A unit of Allied Stores SHOP ALL JM STORES MONDAYTHRU SATURDAY 10 AM T0 10 PM i

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