The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 16, 1976 · Page 5
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 5

Hays, Kansas
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Thursday, December 16, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGE 3 December 16, 1978 Money Lost In Land Purchase By MICHAEL J. CONLON WASHINGTON (UPI) - A reader in Ohio writes: "In June, 1972, I received a brochure In the mail offering my family and I a free three- day vacation in Tennessee. We accepted the invitation and in August, 1972, went to English Mountain Resort Community, where we spent a pleasant three days. •"At the end a high pressure salesman contacted me, and I agreed to pay $4,500 plus interest for a one-half acre lot on the mountain. At the time it seemed like a good investment, but later it turned into a nightmare. "My original agreement was with 'Preferred Development Corp.' of Tennessee. They sold my. note, and it wound up in the hands of a bank in ... North Carolina." The reader said she paid them $49.51 a month for about two years, about $2,000 total, until the resort and the development corporation declared bankruptcy. When the bank insisted that payments must continue, the reader consulted her lawyer. He advised her to stop all ( payments. She said she received only a couple of phone calls and routine letters from the bank after she stopped paying. After about two years, she considered the matter finished. This year, she writes, the bank has sent her numerous letters threatening suit, and a construction company in Tennessee has billed her about Buyer's Billboard by Michael J. Con/on $500 for sewage and water hookings "to a. lot which is practically inaccessible by automobile and almost impossible to build upon. "..'. Are there not laws to protect people from being exploited this way?" A firm answer isn't possible without examining the sales agreement, loan and other papers involved, but lawyers and other government experts we consulted think you're probably stuck. Had you been dealing only with the developer, the usual result would be loss of the land when your payments stopped. Your story is frightening because there is nothing currently in land sales laws that covers a developer's sale of his notes to a third party, such as the bank you are dealing with. Apparently, you are at the mercy of the, "holder-in-due- course" doctrine. This precept dates back to English common law, and basically says anyone who buys a loan from another is just as entitled as was, the original lender to be paid. The legal and government experts we consulted suggest you ask your lawyer to try to determine how rtial the bank's threatened suit is. They said the bill for the sewage hookings is another matter, probably not as serious a threat. Another possibility exists. If the bank was involved with the developer or does not have a clear hold on your note, it cannot press the case. But proving this would require a costly and perhaps impossible check of records. In addition, Tennessee state officials say English Mountain is "dead in the water" as far as current development is . concerned. C/ubs-A/leef/ngs U.S. Baker Sells Pizza To Italians ALPHA DELTA KAPPA Fifteen members and two guests, Lori Dreiling and Linda Claycamp, were present at Alpha Delta Kappa's Christmas Fund Folly at the home of Mrs. Wendall Wyatt. , Hostesses were Grace Kingsley, Dorothy Augustine and Reva Wyatt. The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. January 10 at the Vagabond Restaurant. FORT HAYS GARDEN Members of the Fort Hays Printed Pattern 4555 SIZES S-8 -10 M-12-14 1-16-18 Just what you need with dinner parties coming up - a no- nonsense apron that protects you from gravy splashes and spots. Save dollars, sew. Printed Pattern 4555: Misses' Small (8-10); Medium (12-14); Large (16-18). Medium takes l^a virds 45-inch fabric. Send $1.00 for each pattern. Add 35{ for each pattern for first-class mail and special handling. Send to ANNE ADAMS, c/o HAYS DAILY NEWS Pattern Dept., 243 West 17th St.. New York, N.Y. 10011. Print NAME, ADDRESS, ZIP, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. On The Mall Where It's Happening Friday FRIDAY SPECIAL West Bend Slo-Cooker piu Reg. $39.95 6-quart slo-cooker also bakus, touMv grilU and serves, or removable pot for ea?y cleaning. Oven or rango top cooking, separate heat base doubles as a handy mini-grill. Garden Club met Tuesday evening at the Experiment Station to have a Christmas Greens Workshop. Mrs. Joe Martin, who served as hostess, provided the refreshments and made auditorium arrangements. Members made, Christmas wreaths and a door swag. Officers elected for the new year were Jim Brooks, president; Dennis Ernst, vice president, and Al Linenberger, secretary-tresurer. The next meeting of the club will be 7:30 p.m. January 18 at the home of Jim Brooks. CARD OF THANKS I wish to say many thanks to the friends, neighbors and relatives for all their kindness to me while in the hospital. To Rev. Robert Molby, the Chaplain and all the nurses for their excellent care and to Dr. Bula for all his help in making my recovery possible. Such care as I received is possble only in Hays hospital. For the flowers, cards, and phone calls I thank you all. God Bless You one and all. Sincerely Gus Beckeler. (adv.) By ALINE MOSBY PARIS (UPI) — An American was selling pizza to Italians at the 7th Annual. Food Exposition here. "Lots of Europeans are interested in American pizzas," said Ira Nevin, president of a Bronx, N.Y.,, bakery, as a demonstrator pulled a shrimp and onion variety from a tiny oven. "Tastes are more and more international." As the aroma floated through exhibit hall, about 20,000 buyers from grocery stores, gourmet shops and supermarkets around the world sampled foods from France and 50 foreign countries and placed orders. Most displays were what one buyer called "sophisticated products." Said a British buyer: "Countries used to sell mainly their won foods, _but now everyone is interested in foreign, different products." American Irene Bowes, a buyer from a Westville Grove, N.J., food distribution firm, said: "I'm mostly interested in specialty foods. Americans are becoming more interested in gourmet foods. I've found a marvelous British fruit cake in a tin, and I'm very interested in all the French cheeses and pates (meat spreads)". French stalls covered most of the exhibit space, indicating that new industries have sprung up to package, freeze, dry or can for export the great French foods that until recently could only be bought as fresh products in the mother country: things like oysters canned in champagne, frozen stuffed duck, salmon paste for hors d'oeuvres and aerosol-packed chantilly (whipped cream), chocolate mousse and herb sauces. Other stands offered frozen puff pastry, plastic-wrapped pates of venison and rabbit baked in pastry or bread and decorated with fruit slices, frozen quiche lorraine (unsweetened custard pies) and frozen quenelles (fish balls). The fair's first prize for best development of a new product went to a French firm for truffled turkey lightly smoked like ham and packaged in plastic. Truffles are a rare and expensive type of fungi. Two U.S. stands showing frozen vegetables were swamped by European buyers . HAZEL "Need assistance?" Entries Accepted f or, Essay Contest Entries are being accepted for the seventh annual Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the Kansas American Legion. All Kansas High School students are eligible. The essays, titled "My Role As A Citizen in 1986," should be 250 words typed or in longhand. The name of the school the student is attending should appear on the essay. the essays should be mailed to Earl Nelson, Americanism Committee Member, The American Legion, Tescott, Kansas, 67484. The deadline for entries is December 31. The person submitting the first place essay will receive the Lyle and Dora Seymour Americanism Essay Scholarship, which is a $250 scholarship to the college, university, or vocational school of his choice in Kansas, and an American Legion medal. From Harv's SPECIAL tliatsahanp 4 DAYS ONLY Th.urs.-Fri. Sat.-Sun. TRAY SET Several Wood Finishes. Set Of 4 Trays. Some With Formica Tops. Furniture stocking up to compensate for last summer's drought that had reduced their own fresh vegetable crops drastically. "There's special interest in our little carrots because Belgium did not harvest many this year," said Gerald Allison, president of an Atlanta, Ga., ^frozen food packing firm. "Otherwise, our main business at these food fairs is selling beef liver and tongue and other offal (variety meats) that Americans won't eat." Allison said American frozen corn-on-the-cob is gaining ground in Germany, "but the French still aren't very interested, to them it's still something to feed to pigs." Another American product, frozen "Joan of Arc" brand corn, brought laughs from French buyers. A British buyer, recalling that the English had burned Joan at the stake, commented: "We certainly wouldn't put that in our stores." Beautification Winner The Presbyterian Church, 29th and Hall Streets, has been selected by the Beautlflcotlon Committee of the Hays Arts Council fo receive beouffflcaflon recognition for the month of November. The site was chosen lor overall landscape design and effective use of trees and shrubs. Rrst Steamboat The first steamboat to operate in Texas waters was the Ariel, owned by Henry Austin, who brought it to the mouth of the Rio Grande in June, 1829. By October of that year, Ariel was making regular runs up the river between Matamoros and Camargo. PET SHOP HOURS Now 'Till Christmas 8:00 a.m. 'till 8:00 p.m. Mon. Thru Frt. Saturdays 8-5:30 Sundays 1-5:00 Exquisitely Yours Pet Shoppe 130W. 9th Hays t nl tu show you nur hnAtitiltll rolli'dion ol contnmpomiy wmlrtinn, jlntinnnry You cnn inlwcl your complotn pnpni linuinflii Itom » wido vmidty ol Myltis in (ivmy pnrn FREE Gin WITH EACH PURCHASE Call Gloria Schumacher in the commercial printing department at 628-1081. The Hays Daily News DOWNTOWN FURNITURE 12th & Oak Hays Sale Continues Sorry, No Free Delivery At These Prices 90 Day Free Financing With Approved Credit. lounger Rocker/ Recliner r-fi- DOWNTOWN Velvet Rockers Cedar Chest '78.88 X ^ All Other Merchandise Marked Down During Sale FURNITURE —STORE HOURS— 12th & Oak Mon.-Thurs. 10-8 P.M. u_ s Fri.-Sat. 10-6 P.M. na y* Sunday 1-6 P.M.

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