The next time William Proxmire utters “Rubbish” on the Senate floor, he will truly know whereof he speaks. The 59-year-old Wisconsin Democrat wrestled with the refuse in Fond du Lac to get a first-hand look at a few of his constituents and their jobs. In the course of a day’s work, beginning at 7 a.m., Proxmire made at least one convert: Ed Wiskow, driver of the sanitation truck. “He stayed with me all day,” said Wiskow, “until we threw the last can in. ‘Tisn’t too many can take it.”
Machine gun Summer
Shades of Bonnie Parker and Patty Hearst! Though Miss USA, Summer Bartholomew, comes from the wild, wild West (California), it’s not loot that she’s after but a crown. The 23-year-old, 5’8″ beauty staged an impromptu (and mock) stickup, aided and abetted by soldiers guarding the hotel in San Salvador, El Salvador, where she and other contestants in the Miss Universe 1975 contest were wining and dining at a get-acquainted party.
David Carradine may have been a Kung Fu monk on the tube, but in real life the 38-year-old actor is hardly a saint. Last year he pleaded no contest to smashing windows and furniture in a nearby home, trailing blood as he left in the buff. On top of that, the plaintiffs have just hit him with a $53,000 law suit. Finally, his woman, actress Barbara Seagull, and their 2½-year-old son, Free, have left him. What remains is to go to Malibu Beach with dog Buffalo and ponder the proverb on the wall of his home: “If happiness is your destiny, there is no reason to hurry.”
East meets West Side
With her cowboy hat, she resembled any ol’ western oil baroness, except that her spread is in the East and it’s called Iran. Still, Empress Farah Dibah seemed right at home in Aspen, Colo., where she stopped in the midst of a U.S. tour to give a speech at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. During her stay, Her Imperial Majesty added blue jeans and a western shirt to her wardrobe for a picnic where she met former New York mayor-turned-TV-reporter John Lindsay, who even in Coors country remained loyal to the King of Beers.