Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 20, 1962 · Page 18
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 18

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, October 20, 1962
Page 18
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Life Begins at Forty Inner Beauty Preserved By ROBERT PETERSON Q. "I was a beauty queen at 21, but the mirror assures me that was half a century ago. Yet a lifelong friend recently told me, 'Maggie, you are more beautiful than ever.' Is he losing his sight or his sanity?" A. Probably neitfoer. He -has doubtless come to appreciate the real beauty of your spirit and personality. We shouldn't kid ourselves into thinking we can remain as physically beautiful in later years as we were in youth. But it's possible for our inner beauty to become more radiant and attractive with the paseing years. If more people realized this there would be more pride in growing old and less fretting in front of mirrors. Q. "You said recently there were tax savings in owning your own home. But after noting the whopping real estate taxes I Pay, I'd like to know what .possible tax savings exist for me!" A. There «re two tax savings in home ownerGhip: (1) you can deduct real estate tax payments from your Federal income tax, and (2) by having your money in a house you are exempt from taxes on your investment. In other words, if this money were in savings or securities you would have to pay income taxes on the income therefrom. Q. "I was shocked when I visited a golden age club -on. Saturday night recently and found the hall literally rocking with dance music. There were flirtations going on all over the place, and one woman who will never see 75 again was up on the stage doing a Charleston. I think it's shocking when senior citizens carry on like teenagers. Don't you agree?" A. Why must older people be dignified? Assuming that elders maintain their standards of conduct theme is nothing wrong in kickng up one's heels and having a good time. Dancing and innocent flirtations are prime ingredients in gaiety — a quality which has been missing too long from the lives of too many older people. Fun is fun, and elders are entitled to its pursuit as much as the young fry. Q. "It s e ems a shame that older people with ability have to settle for hobbies in retirement. Aren't there better ways to spend one's time?" A. Of course there aire. I personally dislike the word "hobby 1 because it is so frequently hailed as the panacea to all problems formerly PRAIRIE GAS & EQUIP. bruarit FORCED AIR BEATING * COOLING SYSTEMS 5 YEARS TO PAY CUSTOM SHEETMETAL WORK Ducts, Elbows, Fittings Gravel Stop Rain Gutter, Metalbestos Flue Pipe, Furnace Filters, Grilles, Registers, Complete stock Minneapolis-Honeywell Thermostats & Furnace Controls. For Prompt Service or Free Estimate Call . . . BR 6-5550 109 N. 8 of age. In m y opinion, older people who ting time hanging heavily on their hands should go to work at a paying job. And don't dismiss this by saying Ihcre are no jobs available. In every community there are full or part- time jobs at modest wages for j healthy older people who will go i out and look for them. Other non- j hobbying para-suits for elders are' volunteer chores in church, poll- | tical, fraternal, and civic organ-' izations. There are so many unmet needs in tm's world that there's no reason for people to kill time or wither in a state of inactivity. „ If you would like a list of "The Most Popular Retirement Hobbles" write to this column in care of The Garden City Telegram enclosing a stamped, self addressed envelope and ten cents to cover handling costs. Steers to Open ABL Schedule Thanksgiving KANSAS CITY (AP)—TLe Kan- ' sas City Steers will opon their | home season in the American ; Basketball League Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22. Pag* 19 Garden City Telegram Saturday, October 20, 1962 OPENING - FOOD SALES Sales-Route man 45-60. Food sales tnt delivery to stores. Use own car, gxclusive territory, 200 stores guarantees $1.000.00 per month. 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IT'S ALMOST NOON!' <5oot> NKSMT, Moirrvj OUST COUNT SHEEP TILL YOU SLEEP) COUNTEP TOO MANV SHESPl BLONDIE WHO LEFT T,'ie CAP OFF THE KETCHUP I BOTTLE LAST NIGHT. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO IP PIVORCE ME FOR IT, ' ARE YOU, DEAR ? DAGWOOD, DO VOU REALIZE VOU LOST THE G*P OFF THE KETCHUP BOTTLE? I 01 DNT, MOM

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