Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California on April 14, 1962 · Page 39
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Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California · Page 39

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A Preview of Tomorrow salutes our future in science, architecture, health--and in just having fun enjoy spaciousness, light--and no traffic congestion. Instead of a massive steel tower like Eiffel's, Seattle will feature a 600-foot Space Needle, a delicate, soaring structure with a revolving restaurant on top. Inventions, too, are an honored part of world's fairs. I suppose the most famous case occurred at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 where Alexander Graham Bell showed his telephone, patented only three months before. He was ignored until the Emperor of Brazil experimented with the "gadget" and exclaimed: "My God, it talks!" Bell and his invention became overnight sensations. The United States established itself as the technological pathfinder of the world at the Paris fair of 1878 with exhibitions of the automobile, mechanical icebox, electrical lighting, and Edison's phonograph, which entranced thousands of listeners by squeaking away on "Mary had a little lamb . . . " I wouldn't want to predict what great products of tomorrow will debut at Seattle, but I'm sure there will be many. At the U. S. Govern- ment Science Exhibit, for instance, you will see the instruments and vehicles with which America intends to conquer space, as well as discoveries which may lead to triumphs over weather and disease. On a more personal basis, you'll probably see a home of the future with walls, that glow with light at a mere wave of the hand and clothes made of such inexpensive material that you can throw them away when soiled! A S - F O R THE FUN SIDE of fair-going, Seattle Xi knows it will have to go some to top its predecessors. In 1893, for example, the Chicago Columbian Exposition presented the first Ferris wheel, a giant one carrying 2,100 persons a trip. Eleven years later, the St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition added something else to American culture--the hot dog on a bun. Entertainment values have shifted from fair to fair. The big attraction at the Chicago '93 show was Little-Egypt with her novel hootchy- kootchy dance. Yet in St. Louis in 1904, belly dancing came to a standstill, and everybody flocked to see Jim Key, The World's Most Educated Horse. A Jim Key today probably couldn't draw flies, so Seattle has turned to the handsome Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their horses for some breathtaking close-order drill. And while there will be no belly dancers, you will see beautiful and skilled performers in a spectacular aquatic show. Culture, of course, will override everything else with dramas, concerts, and art shows. Some of the big-name performers will be Igor Stravinsky, Van Cliburn, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, the Royal Danish Ballet, Mexican Folklorica, George Burns, Carol Channing, Robert Frost, and Carl Sandburg. Yes, Seattle will have to go some to top such wonders as hot dogs and telephones, Ferris wheels and the Eiffel Tower--but the American -Northwest is a region with a pioneering spirit of its own, so you can be quite sure that 20 or 30 years from now, when some other fair is exciting the nation, people will look back and say: "Now Seattle in '62--that was a fair!" -m««i«m;mH=mmnm-«n-!sn-!m--!»K;sKHm!H=»-m-in--Ki»-^ This beautiful IBC HOME is ready for you to complete only $ 5,856 NO MONEY DOWN · BOILT ON YOUR LOT-ANYWHERE This can be your dream home. Built with nationally known, brand name materials, and constructed by skilled craftsmen. No corners are" ever cut on IBC quality. The reason you are able to save THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS is that you do the inside finishing yourself. Actually, it's just like paying yourself $3.50 per hour for the work you do in your spare time. All you need is a lot... IBC Homes takes care of the rest. And while you're doing the finishing your IBC representative will be available whenever you need him for counsel or advice. With this common-sense building plan, you decide how much of the inside finishing you want to do, since an IBC Home can be financed through fout stages of completion. Even the interior package, cabinets, plumbing, heating and wiring materials -- plus installation services -- can be included in your financing plan. Take your first step toward new home ownership today! Clip and mail the coupon for complete information on how you can own your own home this spring through IBC's easy No Money Down- Immediate Financing Plan. Regardless of your income, there's an IBC Home and payment plan to fit your budget Many models and over 100 different plans for you to choose from. MAIL COUPON TODAY IBC HOMES · Dept. M-106 P.O.Box 109, Charleston, Illinois Please rush me FREE literature. I want to see an IBC HOME on display 1 have a lot [~j Have your representative call ADDRESS- CITY different areas. COUNTY^ - . ._. __ [ understand this request puts .-.PHONE NO under NO OBLIGATION

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