Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 28, 1970 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 28, 1970
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1970 Mr. Muscles a Negro Nothing Much in it for Mr. America NEW YORK (NEA) — This year's Miss America measures 34-21V2-34 and for it she gets a $10,000 scholarship, new wardrobe, year's travel and instant fame. This year's Mr. America measures 49-30-34 and for it he gets — well, not much. An exhibition has been sehed- tiled at a weightlifting eon- test in Baltimore. There i* an unexciting contract with Strength A Health magazine for a few $100 articles. But other than this, says 32-year- old Chris Dickerson, "about the only thing I get is the title." The title at least Is impressive: Mr. America of 1970, master of muscles. And Chris Dickerson is impressive, too. Stripped to his loincloth he looks like an artist's rendition of why everybody should exercise more. He has ripples in places where other people don't have places. When he bends his arm, his bicep goes 18 inches, the size of an ordinary calf. He looks like he wears an invisible girdle. The only weak points on his body are his ears. None of it came easy, of course. Quaker-born Dickerson grew up believing forceful bodies were bad for children and other living things. He didn't start the weightlifting ritual until a relatively advanced age of 26. Then: Boom. "The first thing you do is bulk up — put on a lot of weight. And by weight I mean protein weigh. When I'm traising, I eat nothing but. meat, cheese. fish. Liver is excellent. To top it off I usually have a couple of special drinks a day. I grind TO Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1970 protein pills and mix it with, . Then I put in some honey | muscle - • on to for a Mr. America titlist. Some and add an egg or two. It sounds awful, but it's not really so bad." Thus fattened, the idea is to harden with daily agony in the gym. Barbells, situps, dynamic tension. "You do curls for biceps, reverse curls for triceps, standing presses for the shoulders." Two-three hours a day. Six days a week. In the end, the combination of dull food, odorous gymnasiums and clean living bigger things. Reeves, for one, who Steve could ("Titleholders never drink or smoke — because one beer shows on the gut") usually gets a man nothing. Even if he wins a title like Mr. America, nothing. "I've got an agent now," says Dickerson, "and he's trying to work some things up. Every now and then he calls. But we're still waiting for action." It hasn't always been this way make women weak with a flex or a smile, made something of a name for himself starring in Hercules movies. Nobody remembers how many films he made — the guess is too many. Since he never learned how to act. he played Hercules mythological Mighty Still, he earned more from his as a Mouse. than memories muscles. Sometimes, in moments of fancy, Chris Dickerson hopes Thor's lightning strikes him as it did Reeves. He is an actor, too. What's more, he's an operatic tenor. Finally, he's Negro, the first black Mr. America. And he'd like to think the unusual conglomeration will add up to something for him. Already he has been on the Johnny Carson show. And doubt- less he could do that TV commercial every bit as well as the 1967 Mr. America does it now. Says Dickerson: "I'm ready if anybody calls." The chances of anyone calling are somewhat slim. Not that Dickerson couldn't pass muster in the entertainment world, perhaps, but like all Mr. Muscles he suffers an unfortunate image malady. The public conception of body building is that all participants are a bunch of suspicious, narcissistic dumdums. But it's America: not so, says Mr. "It's funny In America, but while we honor and admire and whistle at the well-developed female body, we do just the opposite at the male. I don't know why, really. I suppose the easy answer is jealousy. Most men just don't like to see other men with muscles. It's the ego thing. Over the years, a lot of jokes have sprung up because of it. You know, like we're pansies or something. "I think this is unfortunate because it's not true. Well, we have some weird kinds in body building, like any other group has. But largely, the muscle people are pretty ordinary fellow. I mean look at it this way: Some people like flashy cars, some like flashy hairdos; we like healthy bodies. Everybody's got their own thing, and ours is no funnier than anybody else's." Convinced of this, quiet bachelor Dickerson will continue his body beautiful. He has barbells in his Manhattan living room. His closet is full of freshly laundered, multicolored (one is gold) bikini trunks. And since his personal appearance schedule is hardly demanding, he has plenty of time to train. For what? For the Mr. Universe title, perhaps. And maybe even for stage and screen — after all, Dickerson grins, does Hercules always have to be white? Mr. America (49-30-34) Miss America (34-21 Va-34) WEST IS BEST Manning Jaycees to Host District 8 (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — The Manning Jaycees will host a Region 8 meeting of Iowa Jaycees on Saturday, Oct. 17, according to Bill Gustafson, president of the local group. The meeting, to be held at the VFW Hall in Manning, will feature Lt. Governor Roger Jepsen and Don Haines, Iowa Jaycee president, as guest speakers. The meeting will begin with a free hospitality hour at 6 p.m., followed by a turkey and ham smorgasboard. The business meeting will convene at 8:30 p.m. WANT A DATE? You get a date on every package of Gus Glaser Wieners, Smorgasbord Pak, Gourmet Pak, Ham Slices, all of the new vacuum packaged sliced luncheon meats. You and your butcher know it's fresh because you can see the date stamped on every package. The first number is the month, the second number is the day and just by looking, anyone can tell the last day the meat is guaranteed fresh. "Get a date with Gus" and get meat that is guaranteed fresh. GUS GLASER MEATS, INC. FORT DODGE, IOWA today's FUNNY AR6ti£ Than* to Marlinda Lydid Hobbs, N,M. © 1970 by NEA, fne. Todays FUNNY will pay $1.00 for each original "funny" used. Send gags to: Today's FUNNY, 1200 West Third St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Omaha Family in Glen Lamp Home (Times Herald News Service) WESTSIDE — Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lamp included Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lamp and family of Omaha. Coming Thursday afternoon to visit their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vefcter, were Brian Vetter of Manilla and Jennifer Snyder of Cedar Rapids. Jennifer will be spending about 10 days with them, and Brian will be visiting for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwen from Bandon, Ore., were Wednesday dinner guests of Mrs. Lena Wilken. Football Picture Bleak, But Finances Are Good By HARRISON WEBER (By Iowa Daily I'rcss Association) DES MOINES — The University of Iowa may not have a winning football team, but its athletic program is financially While the intercollegiate athletic programs at many of the nation's major universities are teetering on financial quicksand, Iowa made $111,226 from all sports in fiscal 1970. State Auditor Lloyd R. Smith reported Wednesday that the University of Iowa athletic department had total revenues of $1,642,280 for the year ended June 30 and expenses of $1,531,053. Football always had paid the lion's share of operating the athletic department and this year was no exception. Net ticket sales for football were up $67,000 from $892,901 to $960,072. Higher individual ticket prices, from $5.50 to $6, are reflected in this overall increase. Another factor in keeping Iowa's athletic program in the black was the increase hi television receipts, both from the Rose Bowl, from $68,978 to $76,580, and the Big Ten Conference, from $136,874 to $163,206. The University also received $19,396 from the NCAA regional basketball tournament. It cost $536,125 for Iowa to field a football team which includes $166,863 for coaches' salaries, another $25,095 for their travel, $30,124 for the team's travel, $9,477 for hospital and dental service, $100,000 for scholarships, $9,918 for tutoring, $13,720 for film, $31,595 for team meals, $11,218 for telephone, $8,918 for tickets, $14,822 for data processing, $4,223 to operate the press box and $10,909 for recruiting prospective athletes. Net ticket sales for basketball totaled $253,404, up $27,653. The Iowa basketball program cost $133,298 which included $39,667 in coaches' salaries, $14,553 for their travel, $17,875 for the team's travel, and $20,000' for scholarships. Total cost for administration and general expense of the athletic program was $433,690. Cost of various sports programs for the year ended June 30, 1970: Football $536,125 Basketball 133,2 Baseball 74,601 Track 59,732 Swimming 29,503 Wrestling 64,756 Gymnastics 48,8! Tennis 25,932 Fencing 609 Golf 27,442 'MOD SQUAD' MEETING The "Mod Squad" 4-H Club, which was to have met Oct. 26, will have its next meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 23, president Mike Halbur announced. Glen Thompson, Extension worker from Sac City, will present recreation training to the group at the November meeting; and all members are urged to attend. Champion Stallion from Jewell, Iowa (Timei Herald News Service) AUDUBON — Kismet Ribal, owned by Draper Arabians of Jewell, la., was named grand champion stallion of the T-Bone Arabian Horse Show here Sunday. Sammee, owned by Blanche Bogardus of DeSota, la., was judged reserve champion. Grand champion mare was Lea Geymama, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ellis of Dallas Center. Draper Arabians' Farbella was the reserve champion. Pepiroy, owned by Lawrence Oherveny of Clutier, la., was named grand champion gelding, and Rorbeck Amir, owned by Rorbeck Arabians of Elk Horn, la., was reserve champion. High point performance horse in the show, with 14 points, was Synderella, owned by Sherry Sitz of Des Moines. Grand champion part-bred was Janoka, owned by Connie Richardson of Norwalk, la., and reserve champion was Bru-Bet Missy, owned by Bailey's Arabians of Anita. The show drew 160 entries from Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and South Dakota. lit was sponsored by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce. 'Antitourists' Go Out of Their Way for Fun NFO PROGRAM National NFO Vice President Erhard Pfingsten is scheduled to speak on the Nixon-Hardin Farm Bill which was passed by the house of representatives and is expected to be voted on by the senate in the near future, Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. at Early in the Community Building. The public is invited to attend. 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Jer 14-OB for 46-oi. for Morshmallows Honey ^^ I II Food King 4% Grape Jelly 2 Shurfine Sweet Cucumber Chips >< ^^ • Shurfine 4% Catsup 2 Drinks *"""- 4 Apricots"* 4 Purple Plums °™ 4 Geisha •%• I Crushed or M Pineapple «•«< 4 Corn or Peas Coffee Toilet Tissue 1 " 8 ' 10 -79c Bold wo** $i.a 83c 19c 29c 39c 29c 39c $1 $1 2</2 for 2V4 for 20-01. for $1 " M " 1 ' By TOM CULLEN LONDON (NEA) - An anti- tourist is a traveler who prefers a sleeping bag under the stars to a bridal suite at the Hilton, a dog sledge expedition in Lapland to a sunshine holiday on the Costa Brava. A true antitourist never flies to his destination if he can take a slow boat, never travels by train if he can bounce overland in a jeep. He is prepared to go for days without a bath, to eat out of cans and to forgo such amenities as newspapers and letters from home. "It does one good to be cut off from the outside world," he tells companions on a safari to Timbuktu. To Minitreks, a youthful British travel outfit, goes credit for the twin discoveries that the majority of antitourists are Americans and that they are willing to pay through the nose for being cut off from outside contacts. For six years Minitreks has been organizing tours to some of the more God-forsaken spots in the world, including Greenland, Iceland and the Sahara desert. Americans who are bored with Bali and find Tahiti tedious will pay $1,135 for the privilege of traveling 3,500 bone-shattering miles across Saharan sand dunes in a Landrover. That doesn't include round-trip fare to London, where Yanks are expected to join the trans- Saharan jaunt. What does the American anti- tourist get for his $1,135? "He gets adventure, some magnificent scenery, a sense of achievement," says Minitrek cofounder Herb Sylge, who led a Sahara expedition last year. "Americans make the best minitrekkers because they have a sense of humor and are willing to muck in, no matter how tough the going gets," Sylge adds. "Take the expedition I led across the Sahara last year. We had two American millionaires along. We also had engine trouble all the way, because we were breaking in a new model of Landrover. Instead of grumbling, the stuck their heads Amerftans under the *""" hoods and helped us strip down the engines." The vehicles carry five passengers each and travel in convoys of three for safety, with ; the driver of the first vehicle ' acting as expedition leader and a driver-mechanic bringing up the rear. A girl cook completes : the Minitrek crew. ; Most dangerous stretch 6£^ the Sahara crossing is the" Tenere desert, which extends 400 miles from Agadez to Bilma. Camel trains carrying salt from the Bilma salt mines take 20 days to cross this sea of sand. The Landrovers do it in two days, with the help of a native guide. "Only the native guide knows the gateway between the sand dunes that will support the weight of a vehicle," Sylge explains. "Even so, passengers frequently have to get out and push when the Landrovers get stuck in the sand." Sandstorms are the worst hazard, however, as they could pin a convoy down for days. If the driver of the leading vehicle loses sight of the one behind him he stops, turns on ( his lights and waits for the" others to catch up. ' "Fortunately, we haven't lost; a passenger or a vehicle yet* in the four years we have beenr operating in the Sahara desert,"' Sylge says. *••• Although the Sahara is its big bread-winner during the winter months, Minitreks organizes off-beat holidays in 12 different countries during the balance of the year. THE WORLD IS YOURS... IF YOU KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE... Wherever you move the Welcome Wagon hostess it the right person to help you find a pl«» in your new (pmrnunily. 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Your home can be a show place in your vicinity and we will make it worth your while if we can use your home. Home owners who act now will be offered a FREE household gift for helping us introduce this quality product in their area. Easy Financing Available Vinyl is Final For Information Write VYDEL VINYL Advertising Dept. P. 0. Box 111 DES MOINES, JOWA 50301 * Monsanto Vinyl Registered Trademark

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