Arizona Daily Star from Tucson, Arizona on November 28, 1982 · Page 133
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Arizona Daily Star from Tucson, Arizona · Page 133

Tucson, Arizona
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Sunday, November 28, 1982
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"Jim bet me a dozen roses I couldn't save money buying car insurance by mail!' 'Now I've got the roses and the $73.80 I saved by switching to Nationwide!' It started as a joke last year. "Hey, JiirC I said, "this ad for Nationwide says some people are saving up to $60 or more on every car they insure. Let's send in this coupon and see if we can save, too'.' Jim laughed out loud. "Don't bet on it',' he said. "There's no way you can get the same coverage for less money." "Well, since you're so sure of yourself;' I said, "why don't we make a little bet. If Nationwide can save us money, you owe me a dozen roses, and I get to keep all the money I save." "You've got a deal)' he said. Ten days later I was the one laughing, when I waved the quote in Jim's face. The coverage was exactly the same, but it would cost us $73.80 less a year! My roses arrived the next day with $73.80 in cash and a note saying, "That's the last time I make a bet with you! Love, Jim!' How much could you save? Most people find they can save up to $60 or more every year on every car they insure. If your driving record is reasonably good, you should be able to qualify for our lowest rates. (If you live in Washington and you don't qualify, we can still help you get insurance at competitive rates through one of our affiliate companies: Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company or Colonial Insurance of California. Here's why Nationwide could cost you less First, you save money because you're buying your coverage direct by mail or phone. That helps us cut our sales and administrative costs, and we pass the savings on to you. Second, Nationwide offers generous "good student" discounts except in Texas. We also offer a discount on every car you normally use for business or pleasure. If you have two cars or more, your savings will be multiplied in Texas, only as prescribed by the State Insurance Board. Third, we insure people with good driving records not necessarily perfect, but good. Since our risks aren't as great as some other companies, we can keep our rates lower. What about coverage and claims? You may be surprised to find out that Nationwide's coverage is equal to or better than you have now. Yet it may cost you less. Plus, when you need to make a claim, simply call our direct-dial, "Live Wire" claims service. Most claims are paid in less than 48 hours after proof of loss. Is $60 worth 3V2 minutes of your time? In 3V4 minutes or less, you can fill out the Ratefinder coupon below and get it ready to drop in the mail. Why not do it today? It could be worth $60 or more in your pocket. (And whatever bet you can make on top of that.) Nationwide, tell me how much I can save! Nationwide Insurance R0. Box 8927 Portland, OR 97208 Please answer all the questions. Your Name Address City County Employer Spouse s Employer Present Insurance Company Daie Present Insurance Expires . State Home Phone -Zip -WorK Good Student Discount (NOT AVAILABLE IN TEXAS) Are there any youthful drivers ho are lull time students that rank in the upper 20 ol their class 6 average)' It so. list first names (A copy of a current grade card or certification will be required later it you decide to buy ) Please also send into, on Life Motorcycle C Boat C Homeowners Insurance in Washington. Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Co and Colonial Insurance ot California offer coverage at higher rate levels A. NATIONWIDE Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company INSURANCE Home Office. Columbus. Ohio NahOOOfrde is O" your VO Western Headquarters Portland. Oregon SERVING GOOD DRIVERS SINCE 1926 Not available in Hawaii or New Mexico. C MAKE SERIES BODY TYPE- No cLlst Dysaweek Is car used ,n A YEAR (Chevrolet, (Omega. (2 Door. ot EcnB'nf mes d"ve", , newa emPly' R Ford.etc.) Pinto Tc ) Corn., etc.) Cyl Sl2e" dnven except to and ; ' ' Known a year or depot from work? V 2 3 List cost new. including equipment Pickup $ Camper $ Motor Home $ Van $ LIST ALL RESIDENT 0RIVERS BIRTH DATE Martal No years OF MILES DRIVEN Driver Training (Include Yourself) Mo Day Year Status Driving Car1 Car2 Car 3 Yes No J t ' ' 3 4 TOTAL 100 I 100 I 100 I Has any driver been cited for driving while intoxicated . or had a license supended or revoked in trie past 5 years? Yes No Has any driver had an accident (regardless of fault) or a moving traffic conviction in the pasl 39 months' Yes No If Yes Accidents Convictions How Many Which Driver When Oescribe Briefly, Cost of Damage and Who Paid If you qualify for a quotation, you'll receive it within 10 days. Geoffrey Pyke's slow-melting ice tested out but got a cold shoulder. Significa CONTINUED An Aircraft Carrier Made of Ice During World War II, the Allies seriously considered building a gigantic aircraft carrier made of ice. The British inventor Geoffrey Pyke called his unsinkable ship Habakkuk, after a minor prophet in the Bible. It was to measure 2000 feet long by 300 feet wide and weigh 2 million tons. Pyke developed a slow-melting, impenetrable form of ice by adding sawdust. He called it '"pykrete.' Once his calculations were finished, he sent his data and some pykrete to Vice Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten. Intrigued by Pyke's wild idea. Mountbatten took the pykrete sample to Winston Churchill in 1942, who received him while soaking in a bubble-bath. Mountbatten tossed the pykrete into the hot water and. to their amazement, the ice did not melt. When demonstrated at a Quebec conference in 1943, a .38-caliber bullet ricocheted off a block of pykrete. Pyke was authorized by the Canadian government to build a scale model of the Habakkuk at Patricia Lake in Alberta. The 1000-ton ship, powered by a one-horsepower motor, was bombed, strafed and torpedoed, yet sustained only minor damage . Still, many naval commanders refused to accept the icy idea and the Habakkuk project was scrapped. Disillusioned. Pyke adopted the motto "Nothing must be done for the first time." He committed suicide in 1948. INVITATION TO OUR READERS Know an unusual fact for Significa? If so, send it to us with the exact source of your information. If we don't already have it and if we print it, we'll send you $50. We enjoy reading any other comments. Because of the volume of mail, we cannot answer letters or return material. But thank you. Write: Significa, Parade, 750 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. & I9S2. Irving Wallace, David Wullechinsky. Amy Wallace Cftttet BOO1- Iff V p rm7 Save 2 oo REFUND CERTIFICATE To get your $2.00 refund, buy any 3 different products from the 5 listed below Send the proof of purchase seals along with this completed certificate to Gillette S2.00 Refund Offer. P.O. Box 4393. Montlcello. MN 55365. I have purchasedthe 3 products checked below (check 3: Atra'Razor Atra'Cartridges - any pack size Good News!" Razors - any combination totalling 6 razors Cricket Lighter - any pack size 3 Eraser Mate Refutable Pen Twin Pack Please send my S2 00 refund to: Name State Zip Additional terms This certificate must accompany your request and may not be reproduced. Offer limited to one per household, group, or organization. Offer good only in U S A. Void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted by law Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Offer expires March 31, 1983.

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