Independent from Long Beach, California on January 17, 1975 · Page 16
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Friday, January 17, 1975
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i.»!.,jg.jf.jTO iNDEnNDcNJJ[A§. mntine 432-5451 tin ACTION LINE is your service so/vin/j vour prbb- . lems.-setting your answers, mW.ng red tape and sisnd- Tng.'up tor your rights. To get action, write ACTION LINE. Box 230, Long Beach, Calif. 90844, or dial 4323451 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through , Friday. Questions are selected. lor their general interest-and helpfulness. Please, do not send original docu- wish returned. . . . , . · In good conscience ClfTTlg ,n,,.,I recently read that the U.S. Treasury Department maintains a '.'conscience fund" for money that is sent in by people who have cheated the government in some way. I understand there are thousands of dollars in this fund, and I'd like to know what the money is used for. C.R., Seal Beach. The revenue simply goes into the general fund and is used every year to pay routine government operating expenses, according to a spokesman for the Treasury Department. During the 1973-74 fiscal year, $44,165 was turned in by individuals who claimed they did everything from stealing military rations during World War II to cheating on their last ^income tax return. Most of the letters are unsigned and the amounts contributed range from a few cents to "thousands of dollars. The fund was started in 1811 when .$5'was anonymously sent to the Treasury Department .from someone who claimed to have defrauded the 'government. Since then, more than $3.2 million has been turned in by conscience-stricken individuals, and .all of their letters have been stored chronologically in ·government archives. For the last three decades, the average annual intake has been about $40,000, but for .some unknown reason, the government hit the jackpot in : 1950 when hundreds of self-proclaimed petty thieves and' big-time crooks coughed up $37tff285, jogged, perhaps, by the national attention focused on organized crime by Sen. Estes Kefauver's investigating ..committee. $i. *.* · . ' . . . *\ Renewed claim . ^_ Since my late husband was a postal employe, I was". ^entitled to a monthly widow's pension -from the Civil "Service Commission. My benefits didn't start until *ajmost a year after my husband's death arid it took JAction Line's help to get them. I remarried a year ago eahd lost my pension, but the government,sent me a "lump sum payment of $3,900 because 1 hadn't used up jail the money in my first husband's retirement funrl. "·The second marriage didn't work out and I had it "annulled. I wrote to the Civil Service Commission lbout getting my pension reinstated and was told that |my monthly payments would resume if I returned the: '«$3,900 and submitted proof Of my annullment. I did this *in October, but my benefits still haven't started. I Really need the money because I have no income. Can ·sction Line help? W.P., Bellflower. . '*3 The Civil Service Commission is going to process "ynur claim manually and your payments should begin ·;within a few weeks. Your benefits will be retroactive to the date your annullment was granted. A spokesman ''for the Civil Service Commission said it often takes several months to reinstate a pension because of all the .ipaper work involved, and your case was being process- ·' *kd through normal channels. But the commission .'j-igreed to expedite your file because of your financial 'situation. f .- ' ' . ' · " · . ' || Let chewing dogs gag £:': I have an 18-month-old German shepherd, and I'd »llke to know how I can stop him from chewing all the 'Spotted plants on my parent's patio. R.N., Long Beach. !£' The opinions of veterinarians and dog trainers vary ·;pn a solution to your dog's problem, but most agree that enrolling your pet in a rigid obedience course .should help. Although obedience .courses generally do :npt,deal directly with this problem, a dog usually will · learn to obey your commands aiid most dogs snap out ;.! ofTth'eir chewing habits when they learn their manners, i said one veterinarian. The ; nonprofit Long Beach Dog Obedience Club will begin "' a .10-week training session ",," Monday, and you can sign .up by calling 425-2608. The C cost for the course, which ".'..is', offered year-round, is $25. Puppies often chew -things when they are at L the teething stage, but at .'yfiur dog's age, this probably is not the source of ?ttie problem. You dog '~. may be chewing to attract ; attention or because he's 'bored or needs exercise, .-said a club spokesman. '; Working with your dog ;- every day scolding the '·'animal and then praising Sit'.'may help. If the obedi- tettce class and the home ^instruction fail,,there is a *: drastic treatment called :,:the Koeler method that ;'!some pet owners try. You ·^take a piece of whatever f the dog has chewed, place iit,in the animal's mouth jiarid tape the mouth shut fo'r two hours. The proc- 'ess is repeated daily until Jjl'the chewing stops. This Uniay not be a good idea Jwjth plants since there °'aje many poisonous jH varieties. . NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS · )' IF YOU DO NOT GET YOUR RfGULAR CARRIER DEI IVERED ? . INDEPENDENT PRESS-TELEGRAM . V wc will deliver il lo you spociolly 12-INCH BLACK LIGHT WALL or DESK MOUNT 12"-Long Chrome Reflector Dooley's Reg. $14.95 · Yellow or Green Trim · 12-Ft. Chain · 15-Ft. Cord Crystal prisms that capture and reflect beauty to create dramatic effects. WE CARRY A LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL SELECTION OF LAMPS, LIGHT FIXTURES AND SHADES. OFF OUR REGULAR LOW PRICE **. Service Dcpl. Houri (c,»k lor tho Circulation Dept ) Indopcndonl - Weekdays until 10 00 A.M. p r(! »».Tvli!yiam-vvo«iidayi until /.OOi'.w. Saturday and Sunday until 10.30 A.M. CHARGE IT! BANKAMERICARD MASTER-CHARGE PAINT DEPARTMENT TOOL DEPARTMENT WALLPAPER | .WET or FOIL LOOKS · FLOCKS "For the Warmth Look, use Wallpaper" to OFF DOOLEY'S HAS DOZENS OF BOOKS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE TO LOOK THROUGH-CHOOSE WET LOOKS, FOIL LOOKS OR FLOCKS--ALL AT DOOLEY'S LOW PRICES! MIS-MATCH PAINT Reg. $6.39 Gallon SALE Reg. S3.49 Quart SALE I DOOLEY'S carries Top-Brand paint at their very low prices. I A large selectiort of Brushes, Rollers, Ladders Etc. · Blow torch assembly · Pencil point burner ' Flame spreader · Soldering iron · Spark lighter 9 Propane cylinder Complete with Avocado Enameled Steel Chest Black Decker FUEL CYLINDER for BLOW TORCH FOR THE LOWEST PRICES TOWN-SHOP AT DOOLEY'S! 5-Gallon ALL PURPOSE VACUUM CLEANER · Large 2 I/2"-dia. hose · Adaptor to permit use of 1 1/2"i- -**~- ~ ~ diag. BIG DOY TABLE MODEL BAR-B-QUE CARPETING 6-FT. WIDE · Burgundy Red 12 l/2"-Bowl · Chrome Plated Lift-Off Grill · 3/4"-Dia. Tubular Aluminum legs with Anodized Gold Finish · Indoor-Rubber Backed · Outdoor Carpet · Choice of Colors Dooley's Reg. $2.99 TRAVEL DOG HOUSE DOGGIE DOOLEY DOG WASTE SANITARY SYSTEM-Model 900 · Destroys dog stools automatically $11195 6-Months Enzymes Pack · Folds completely (lot! · Comes in 2-sizes Dooley's Reg. $14.88 SALE Dooley's Reg. $18.88 .. SALE 195 V ISO BEAUTIFUL BARS, BAR STOOLS. COMPARE OUR PRICES-YOU WILL LIKE DOOLEY'S! 7-pe. ANTIQUE BRASS BLACK ENSEMBLE Includes 4-pc. FIRESET · Black Finish Frame Curtain Screen · Block Mesh Curtains w/Pull Chain Dooley's Reg. $46.50 SPECIAL MAKE YOUR OWN TIFFANY STYLE LAMPS · Real glass and lead assorted color combination. 16-in. dia. · Just the light for your Den or Game Room. "SUBJECT TO STOCK OX HAND" Reg. $35.95 SALE Dooley's Reg. $37.95 SALE UNUSUAL GIFTS ARE FOUND IN THIS SECTION OF DOOLEY'S STORE. in Cur Country Store 4«K« The Shower Massage · A Combination Spray Massage action that adjusts to give you a Conventional Shower. Dooley's Reg. 23.95 WILLIAMS--WESTWOOD VENTED WALL HEATER 28,000 BTU · 100% Safe Dependable · Dooley's Reg. $62.50 WE CARRY TOP GRADE OWENS-CORNING FURNACE FILTERS AT LOW PRICES! Quality GOLF 2-Zipper Bog Lightweight 2-Tone Vinyl Towel Rack Double Stitched Dooley's Reg. $18.88 Grown VOLLEYBALL BADMINTON COMBC, Dooley's Reg. $11.88 PLANO TACKLE BOX · 2-Shclf · Unbreakable · Dooley's Reg. $14.99 A West Orjiue County -i south Bay Area and Compton, Lynwooo ArtMla, Bellllower, Cerritos, Norwalk, Paramouirt mil Hardware Mart ; ; STOMHOUMi, MONDAY t FtlQAY 9 to 9 TUISOM, WlONl$D»Y, THUtSDHY 4 5MUKDAT 9 t SUNDAY I D l o S IIS-71M 5075 LONG BEACH BLVD. NORTH LONG BEACH

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