Action, Please! Kdi'trd by R O B K R T l - . M i - t O H M I C K MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1976 QUESTION -- Recently I complained to the owners of a near North Side drug store about the incessant wailing of the store's burglar alarm siren during all hours of the night I didn't get far, so ! contacted the police department. The thing wds silent for a couple of nights, but now has started up again worse than ever. One day, between the hours of 5 and 7 a m ' the siren blasted 63 times! ' '' Sleep is impossible under these conditions. Are there any noise pollution laws in Tucson? Judging from the number of barking dogs in the neighborhood (excited by the rock radio blasting away every time the door of the convenience store -opens), the noise of the trucks roaring by, and the Dante's Inferno sirens on emergency vehicles, it's obvious the law isn't being enforced. We often hear that Tucson's economy depends to a large degree on "snowbirds" and other visitors. Well, if our noise pollution keeps building up, we're going to lose this business to more peaceful places. ANSWER -- Action, Please! and the police department have received many complaints about this siren. A police spokesman said the alarm was installed by the store owner because of an increase in burglary and vandalism incidents on the property. If you feel the alarm is "disturbing the peace," you or any of your neighbors can file a formal complaint with the department and any necessary action to stop the disturbance will be taken, the official said. Â© QUESTION -- I purchased a so-called lifetime car battery from a chain auto parts store on May 5, 1974. Three weeks ago it wouldn't start the car. My wife was stranded at a shopping center and a man in a garage there said we needed a new battery. I had it checked at a repair shop and was told the same things. I then took the battery to the parts store and the manager kept if for four hours to charge it and said it was okay. Today it went dead again. We needed the car, so I went to another store and bought a new battery. How many four-hour waits do you have go through "before this company honors its guarantee? ANSWER -- You now have received a refund on the battery, the area manager of the chain told Action, Please! QUESTION -- We have a neighbor who has been driving his car every day on Tucson streets for the past two years, displaying Colorado license plates. He and his wife may even carry Colorado driver's licenses and thereby could also be beating the city and state on sales taxes. I suppose he won't have to take his car in for a $5 emission test either. ANSWER -- Pima County Assessor Stephen Emerine said he is interested in making "true Arizonans" out of people like this, but has no enforcement powers. Therefore, he is sending a copy of your letter (with the name and address of the motorist) to the enforcement section of the State Motor Vehicle Division in Tucson. /;'/ TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN FOOD FASHION FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT HOMES FOCUS PAGE 9 Citizen Pholos by Joan Rennick UA Foundation party guests A party at the Arizona Inn, hosted by University of Arizona President and Mrs. John P. Schaefer, preceded the annual dinner-theater party given by the university Foundation. A threesome (above) at the party included Mrs. Schaefer, Sam Campbell and Mrs. Bernard Friedman. Also at the cocktal party were (below) Mrs. Halbert Miller, Mr. Miller, Floyd Sedlmayr and Mrs. Sedlmayr. The party was given for the UA Foundation board of directors and the board of directors of Catalina Savings and Loan Association Thank you! DEAR ACTION: I fought a year-long battle with a book publisher (Christian books at that) over bills for books I hadn't ordered. I finally bought a book to stop the hassle, but it didn't work. After writing at least 10 more letters, I wrote one more and said I was turning my complaint over to Action, Please! By return mail I was told that the problem had been solved. Thanks for the use of your good name! If you have a problem to be solved, write to Action, Please!, care of the Tucson Daily Citizen, Box 26767, Tucson, 85726. PRINT your name, address, telephone number. Sue Giles About Town Party, dinner theater amuse UA's guests One of the most eagerly anticipated events in Tucson is the annual dinner-theater party given by the University of Arizona Foundation. Recent years have featured musicals produced by the university; Friday night, guests were treated to a performance by the incomparable mime artist, Marcel Marceau. The dinner itself was quite an affair. The more than 550 guests dined in the ballroom of the Student Union Building, and white-clothed tables with candles and flowers did much to enhance the room. Seated at UA President John P. Schaefer's table were Sam Campbell, chairman of the board of Catalina Savings and Loan Association, and Floyd Sedlmayr, Catalina president. They served as hosts of the dinner, which featured shrimp cocktail, sirloin steak, baked potato and chocolate parfait. Schaefer and his wife, Helen, were host and hostess of a cocktail party preceding the dinner. The gathering, held at the Arizona Inn, was given for members of the board of directors of the foundation (and their spouses) and Catalina Savings' board of directors. Guests gathered poolside, with overhead heaters in the ramada supplying warmth. Seen here and there: Lawson Smith of Phoenix chatting with Gordon Paris and C.T.R. Bates; George Harvill talking with Henley Woods; Ann Eve Johnson looking positively elegant in a short black gown of lace and sequins; Irma and Bernard Friedman with the Halbert Millers (Bernard in sartorial splendor that included pink shirt, maroon tie and a maroon-toned vest with a brocade look). Arriving on the UA campus, many guests paused for a look at the ever-expanding scene and perhaps reminisce a minute or two on their own undergraduate days. Phil and Martha Vito brought guests -- John and Rita Gunther of Washington, D.C. He is executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is in town to firm up plans for the 1977 Conference of Mayors to be held here. Enjoying the festivities: The Bill Brecks greeting Marion Sundt; Monte and Carol DuVal (she in a pink-toned paisley blazer and long skirt) talking with friends; mustachioed Jack SPIDER PLANTS Likes bright shade, easy to grow. Long narrow curving leaves grow 12 ft. long. Duplicates of mother plant form on ends of curved stems. 4 Inch REG. 1.69 Tues. -- Thurs. 96 1 Broadway At Â· Grant Road At Â· '" Southgate Craycroft IstAve. Shopping Ctr. Â· OUR NEW LOCATION Â·-- 5828 N. Oracle Rd. LIVING ROOM HALL AND DINING ROOM CARPETS STEAM CLEANED SYSTÂ«IT1 Open for Spring. Here are just two from our brand new sandal collection. The Stardust is a real dream. Soft canvas lets you move in super comfort. . . contrasting hemp covers the flexible sole. Sunliner paves the way to easy-going comfort with its cloud-like padding. Both are casually correct for today's living. STARDUST Beige, Green, Yellow, Red, Denim Blue $21 SUNLINER White, Bone Tan, Navy, Black At the ballroom Among those waiting at the Student Union Ballroom entrance preceding the UA Foundation dinner were Philip Stomberg and Mrs. Harvey Hinkle. Wingert and his pretty wife Ann; Mary Chambers talking with Adelina Felix and Martha Flickinger before dinner; and the Philip Stombergs with Mrs. Harvey Hinkle. Dinner was served with precision, and an eye on the clock. Most guests walked to the University auditorium for the 8 p.m. performance. Making the trek and enjoying balmy weather were Lydia and Bob Paulsen, Julie and Peter Johnson, Lew and JoAnn McGinnis and Bob and Mary Ann Stubbs, among the many. Foursome from Phoenix Among those at the Schaefer's cocktail party were four guests from Phoenix (from left), Robert Bayless, Mrs. Lawson Smith, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Bayless. A Keating review 'Profile '76': Fresh portrait of people who make America By MICHELINE KEATING Citizen Movie Critic The Eastman Kodak Company's Bicentennial project, "Profile '76,' takes a fresh tack in showing the variety of people who make America the country it is. Instead of retelling 200 years of historical events, it is a lustily photographed portrait of our country, kaleidoscopic in the many pictures it presents and its mercurial patterns. About 2,300 persons filled the Community Center Music Hall for the opening performance last night of the free show presented under the auspices of the Tucson Daily Citizen and Nu-Art Photo Service. Between 200 and 300 free tickets remain available at the box office for the second and final showing at 7:30 tonight. Inside Focus D R A M A -- Two UA dramas will fncus on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Story, Page 10. CITIZEN CHARLIE Page 11. OPERA -- The Tucson Opera Company has received two grants that total $14,000. Details, Page 12, HEL01SE -- Hints for the homemaker, Page 13. TV-RADIO SCHEDULES -- Page 13. MUSIC -- Janis Ian will appear in Tucson tomorrow night. Story, Page 13. MOVIE SCHEDULE -- Pagn 13. "Profile '76" is a colorful and wide-ranging show making interesting use of the big I2-by-36-foot screen in combinations of slides and 16-millimeter movies. Moving from the family of a lobster fisherman living on a lonely island off the coast of Maine, down the Eastern Seaboard to Florida, then crisscrossing the continent, stretching up into Alaska, over to the island state of Hawaii and finishing at San Diego, the many faces of America, the differences in living and the ever-changing terrain provide a wonderfully diverse look at our country. Among these many faces of America are a dulcimer-maker in the Smoky mountains, a Mormon family completely self- contained in its living pattern, a school devoted to the arts in Michigan, an American Indian teaching ballet in Tulsa, a rock group in San Francisco, a teacher with eight students in a one- room schoolhouse in the Cascades, a fisherman on the Mississippi who has never ventured more than two miles beyond his small cabin and Hawaiians spending their leisure lime doing, the same things the tourists do. My favorites were a baseball team in Florida where you have to be over 75 to be an eligible player (the second baseman is a spry 87) and the logger in Alaska who, after felling the top of a monstrous pine, rested upon the tip of the 200-foot high: stump, the monarch of all he surveyed. '. Kodak's Herb Jones, handling the narration, and Ed Aus-. tin, at the cameras, v/ork with three pairs of project slides -one pair of projectors for each third of the screen -- and a movie projector set on a swivel that will throw short movie sequences onto any part of the bif; screen. Sometimes the movie portion was in the center panel flanked by still slides on either side. Other limes the movies were on the right or left with slides filling the rest of the space or .splitting a portion of it. This gives cnntinuous variation and prevents monotony in the presentation.
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