Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1962 · Page 33
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 33

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THE GOLDEN YEARS Mexico Would Be Lonely ; By THOMAS COLLINS :-Thli business about retlr- ctn government evidence that ing to Mexico-; There has been a lot of conversation about It. In recent years. Many letters have come to me Inquiring about It. So I've been down to have a on pensions are scattered '·· Here are the facts and Impressions' I come back with: . ^-There are no legal obstacles to your moving permanently to Mexico, providing you're a normal U. S. citizen. For permanent residence, you must submit to the Mexl you' have · regular Income sufficient is ··jpport your self. Beyond this, there UUle red tape. --A good many Americans tomatlc people and businessmen who dealt In foreign trade. Their friends seem to be mostly Americans or Is other aliens rather than Mexl cans. · about, usually In the larger O ne you would have In retire- cities and usually In groups ~ of two or three couples rather than In colonies. M o s t of them seem to be people who have had Intetnational experiences during their careers-Army and Navy officers, dip- PAY LESS! TAKE LONGER TO PAY! trnttl monthly ptymtftfi Ufigth of rim«. DENTAL PUTES Newest lightweight materials... the closest resemblance to Natural Teeth and Gums. O.A.S. PENSIONERS Com* l« for complete Infomutloi obott obtotili) Dtitol riotti, X-Ro|s, «d Ploft Ktpolre «idtr Ik* MW Dtitol Can Icitflts. DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH 107 WEST BROADWAY Corner of tint. Opposite Buffumj Phone HE 6-7241 Open 9 la 6; Closed Sat. Til Dill HttUt, --You would live la Mexico on a plane similar to the ment at home, which would he much higher-than that of the average Mexican. But it would be more formal and more sophisticated. No dan Cling legs off a fishing pier. No sitting around a corner store with a corn-cob pipe. You would feel pressures to maintain "position." Mexl cans and other Americans would expect this of you. --Living to such a plane would cost l e s s In Mexico than in the States, but hardly enough to matter. Rent (it is very difficut to buy a home), utilities and food, if the retired couple maintained stand, ards they would have In the southern area of the States, would be a b o u t the same. Other living costs would be a great deal more or a great deal less, and from all appearances would about balance off. The average American couple would probably not feel as comfortable on $200 a month in Mexico as they would in the South. --Mexico's reputation as a very economical place to live is not valid for most Americans. Maids can be had very cheaply (how many do you want in retirement?) So can gardeners, repair men and all other service people. So can silver, leather and baskets. Also, if you want to live as the lower-Income Mexicans live--and there are lots of them -- you ran move out' side the cities and live for peanuts. Americans don't want to do that. --The climate In most of Mexico Is all the travel books say It Is. Wonderful The man would dress, day and night, In'sandals, slacks, fc l i g h t shirt, no hat and no Jacket. His wife would dress with similar usualness. The rainy Mason, from June to October, Is not depressing, consisting mainly of afternoon showers. --You would find the con- veniences of life fairly con venient. Water Is suspect, as are fresh vegetables. Plumb- Ing Is OK, electrical w o r k mystifying, construction work so-so. Color and the artistic are everywhere. --The design for living In Mexico Is different. Lunch is later, at 2 o'clock or so and Is a big meal. Dinner Is also a big meal and comes at S or 9 o'clock. Between lunch and dir.ner Is a long nap time (siesta) which may run from 3 to 5 or 4 to 7. depending on the locality. --By retiring to Mexico, you would look glamorous to the people back home -- real glamorous. To the other Americans you f i n d about you, and to Mexicans, you would be glamorous for four or five days. Americans simply aren't as wonderful as'they think they are to the natives of a foreign land. And Mexico is foreign land. But their money, If (hey spend It, can buy some gracious at- t e n t i o n -- a s i t d o t s every- where. --Retirement to Mexico, In my opinion, would be lonely. And I tvould grow very tired of looking at the lonely faces of the o t h e r Americans around me. I would feel un comfortable, like an Intruder in somebody else's way of life. Mexicans, 1 l i k e . And Mexico Is beautiful. But as long as 1 have my marbles, 1 wouldn't retire there. . For a copy of the new Golden Years booklet by Thomas Collins, send 35 cents INDEPENDENT-?*?;* C-9 i ma, catL, Ttwt. *** «. IMI In coin (no stamps) to Box 1672, Grand Central Station, New York (17) N. Y. AtUitoFiitTW 1 Zra. tMttbn- Uta ttoM 3 "TV 0) RtduCM icmitlntr «· I"*** · · · X"*** cnfa. » Setvaaa lutef KMtlooL O) lutitnb-tnaaM bali* T» pt tht utMttk »cttal tot *» rw« ln« o« Hcfcxx. uk It* otto Zrao Ootnrat a ZODO mud. Until "desuh-r clcctiKlJ. You are cordially invited... to attend Union Federal Si»in ji* First Annual Flower Arranjing Exhibition on April 11,7:30 p.m. at the Petroleum Club, 3636 Undtn Avenue. FLOWER ARRANGING EXHIBmOM^ Come sniff a breath of spring with us...at this, ourlrrst and very special flower arranging show. There'll be expert instruction in ?J^i vj,^j?.design and arranging .for parties, banquets every mood as the (mile...all ...every season and a bridal story in flowers j under the direction of Mr. Tommy Christensen of Virginia Patio. In addition to the beautiful show...each arrangement created will be given away as a door prize...plan to attend nowl FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT UNION FEDERAL SAVINGS ONLY!!! Quantity limited . . .while they last! Financial security since 1927. · Postage FREE on all save-by-mail transactions. · Earnings compounded quarterly. Safe{/ o( youf Jay!ngs jn$ured (0 $10,000 by an agency of the United States Government mil tuus mm Now is a good time to open or add to jour account and start your savings earning more. UNIOtf FEDERAL SAVINGS ct -r~*r.;\-,-, '·. v. -: ; -.-.,,-?··· -v"*' '··".-. .-..,. · ' ' . .'!',f.ND l'9»N'*SbOC.I*11UN.l tiT»BliSHtPJ9!' · MEMBER,FEDERAL HOME LOAN-BANK SYSTEM tp · : "·-n/j»-.y-.,..- -. ·- . ·-·' . . · - ' - · LONG BEACH BRANCH: 4512 Atlantic Avenue, Bisbr Knoll$-GA. 8-1281 Main Office: 426 South Spring Street, Us Angtlts - MA 4-8624 OP QUALITY LOW PRICES GUARANTEED SAYINGS .#*$. Ladies' and Children's DRESS GLOVES Nylons and cottons in exciting values and a huge selection to choose from. Sixes 6Vi to 8'/i 100 to 100 Just a hint of a HAT so smart and so flattering, yet so practical. Come sec our assortment of Ladies' Millinery. 100 3.! L * * * * » V * t?,';r:^- Spring Handbags For tots, to teens $' Plus In SPECIAL PURCHASE COSTUME JEWELRY 1'ashion handbags for t h e young crowd! Junior \ crsions of Spring styles: box, clutcli, s a t c h e l , bucket, vagabond, others. In black plastic patent or plistic calf m dark and pastel tones. Beautiful fnhions , in n«klicti, c«- pini, etc. SPECIAL 1 Ladies' Spring PURSES High styles in dozens of variations. Plastics, soft touch patents in assorted colors. Just in time for taster. 00 Ladies' Seamless NYLON HOSE Micro Mnh Finnt SPECIAL Q u a l i t y Sintiniicd. ThfT f«l like lilk, thrf fit better. Colon, .sun- tone ind bfigetone. ' Siirs 8'/j to 11. to Kiddies' SPRING HATS BeflowcrcJ, beruffled, be- frilled, bcribboned. Asst. styles with some of the prettiest trims we line c\cr seen. P98 Children's DRESSES for Easter Dozens of the most enchanting styles with lice and embroider)' finished fashions, pin rucked and pocketed, with and without sleeves, all beautifully liouffant in A.pastcl colors. GIRLS' 100% Cotton SLIPS J u s t o n e from Newberry's b i g fresh spring selection, a l l so well made. Tops in value. White only. SI 27 SPHIU I LADIES' RAYON HALF SLIPS Tinted fur lofrntc SPECIAL frohn«$. L«c trimi inj cmhmiJcrrJ dr- " Q BOYS' NEW 2-PIECE SPRING SUITS TRIMS FOR YOUR HAT TRIMS FOR YOUR HAIR BOUTONNIERES NEWBERRY'S Pine Room TURKEY DINNER You'll finj W«h 'n 'cotton luiti -- with p l i i d jxlctl. solij color cotton-lmcJ cotj iljcLt . . . rayon jnJ- ctate flinnels with pitttrndi julcti, soli.l color lljU . . . anj wooll blcnJftl with nylon. iljaon jcrylic or ciihm«e »» \ -- nuJe with pUiJ jjiLctt. P T ^ fclid color jljcks. S p r i n R Jj3f cnlort. Siies i In f\ IB-it-; Come, choose from our hupe assortment nf lovely artificial flowers. Silks, satins, cottons in a myriad of types and colors -- single b l o s s o m , bundles, bouquet assortments, some with attached pins. Also dainty wreaths for hat or hiir. With m a s h e d potatoes, vegetables and roll with butter. Choice of any lOc drink. BAKERY SPECIAL BOSTON CREAM PIE BOYS' SHIRT AND TIE SET Fine while Sinforun] hiauj- cloth Jitit ihiit with )i«r h«lc, hirrcl cuffj. PIui clip on how tie. Sim M2. MEN'S B.V.D. MEN'S SOX SKCIU. Discontinued close-out numbers. Sold reg. I.on pr. In plain colors and plaijs, shrink resistant, reinforced heel and toe. Assorted sizes. MEN'S SPRING TIES llu^e selections of patterns and smartest colors. Latest n a r r o w i)!es. Mile hindsome knots. ,, |50 BILTMORE Wash and Wear WHITE SHIRTS 033 WCIH Little or no ironing, smooth fabric Map fresh lontxr. special long wearing collar. Shrinkage Ins than l^e. lOO^o »xton, short slfocs. Sites I-i'/j to 16.' NEWBERRYS 433 PINE AVE. DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH 0p " u ""' PM Mont/ay Friday

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