The Sedalia Democrat from Sedalia, Missouri on June 30, 1977 · Page 5
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■I # .mt Gir/s with puH This new form of beachfront hitch-ond-ride has Wes Willoughby, who's providing all the power. The Deborah White and Denise White tagging along with three live in Son Diego. * (UPl) White House breakfast 'Roots' success more disappoints legislator than Haley had hoped WASHINGTON (AP) — When is breakfast not breakfast? When it’s served to visitors at the White House, according to Rep. Otis G. Pike, D-N.Y. Pike said he has been the guest of President Carter as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and breakfast just hasn’t lived up to expectations. Anticipating a hearty meal fit for a farmer, said Pike, he ended up settling for “orange juice, coffee and a Danish. If one chooses to be boorish, one can get two Danish.’’ The White House doesn’t rate a star for atmosphere either, the congressman added. “One visualizes the crisp white linens, the sparkling crystal, the crested silverware — all of the accoutrements of gracious living.’’ But what one gets. Pike said, is a state dining room in which the tables have been removed to give the appearance of a lecture hall. “Heck, it is a lecture hall,” he said. “We got orange juice, coffee, Danish and a lecture. It was okay. But it sure wasn’t breakfast.” ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Haley, author of the bestseller “Roots,” said Wednesday night the success of his book that became a blockbuster television special has been greater than he could ever have hoped. Haley made the comment after accepting the Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at the civil rights group’s 68th annual convention here. “1 think that if I had my choice of anything to do now, there’s nothing I’d rather do than what I’m doing now — writing things that make a positive difference,” he said. “No person could do At wit's end Plump power ByERMABOMBECK Want me to make your day? There are 22 million women over size 16 in America. Although it has been my experience that there’s never one around when you need them, 1 have to believe that. Somehow, I’ve never sat next to a size 16 at the pool. Never encountered another one in the fitting room. Never played tennis with another one or ever shared a loaf of bread personally with one. However, designers and department stores are finally acknowledging the fact that size 16-and-overs do exist and, like taxes and “I Love Lucy” reruns, will be with us always. I’ve seen several ads of clothing designers that have started to put some style into half sizes and department stores are finally getting around to style shows for the woman who regards bathroom scales as art objects. I don’t know if some of you get the impact of this trend, but I do. It means that size 16s are finally coming into their own. And that if 22 million of them would come cut of the closets, they could turn this country around. You don’t believe it? Listen to this. In the last election, there were 40 million votes cast for President Carter and 38 million for former President Ford. Realistically, 22 million chubby votes could swing the election one way or another. The 16-and-overs’ vote could be one of the most influental single blocks of votes in the country, and don’t think the candidates wouldn’t come a’courting. For the first time, women with thighs and hips could have some demands met before they committed themselves. 1. Legalize pasta. Women are sick and tired of carrying it out of stores in plain brown wrappers. 2. Abolish mirrors in bath houses. There is no need to see oneself with one’s skin blousing. 3. Luxury tax on yogurt. I say put the burden of supporting this nation’s programs on the shoulders of those who can afford it — the size 5s. 4. Repeal the A-line dress. When letters of the alphabet were passed out, the women over size 16 got the first letter out of the bag. We’d like to try for an S or an I for a change. 5. .Appoint a committee to change the language referring to women size 16 or over. The use of the words “stout,” “Full-figured,” “well-endowed,” and “matronly” would be a federal offense. 6. A size 16 or over first lady. We haven’t had one since Dolly Madison used to eat ice CK*am for breakfast and we are long overdue. 7. .An amendment saying that there is life after size 16 and improving the quality of it. c. 1977 F'ield Enterprises. Inc. something alone to generate the response ‘Roots’ has gotten,” Haley said. “I was guided by a force above us to play the role 1 did.” The Spingarn Medal, the NAACP’s highest award, was named in the memory of Arthur B. Spingarn, who was president of the association from 1940 until 1965. It was presented to Haley by Benjamin Quarles, chairman of the department of history at Morgan State University in Baltimore. At a press conference, Haley brushed off charges of plagarism against his book, which follows a black family from Africa through slavery to the present. “Whenever anything is very large, as ‘Roots’ has become, it is predictable that somebody will seize upon it, detract from it and make a name for themself,” Haley said. He said the charges of plagarism against his book were not suprising. Seventeen plagarism suits were once filed over “Gone With the Wind,” he said. “.Almost every book that becomes a major book has sustained lawsuits alleging plagarism,” Haley said. Husband dies, wife and her boyfriend hurt SPANISH LAKE, Mo. (AP) — The estranged husband of a Spanish Lake woman killed himself after shooting his wife and her boyfriend at the woman’s townhouse Wednesday, St. Louis County police said. Oscar S. Pinson, 40, died about 11 hours after shooting himself in the mouth with an automatic pistol, authorities said. Police said Pinson turned the ^n on himself after shooting his wife, Katherine in the head and Greg Garrison in the face and body. Mrs. Pinson and Garrison, both 25, remained hospitalized. According to police, Pinson broke into the townhouse before the couple arrived, hid in a closet, then began firing at the couple at about 2 a.m. Renz Prison Farm fugitive cons woman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — .Authorities were still searching early this morning for a woman who failed to return to the Renz Prison Farm from her job training assignment. The fugitive was identified as Bea Ganzer, sentenced in Springfield to three years for theft. Police said an employe at the Missouri Department of Social Services, Mrs. Geraldine Huddleston of Holts Summit, was conned into giving the fugitive $200 to buy her freedom. The prisoner had promised Mrs. Huddleston a $10,000 repayment in exchange for the loan, police said. 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