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2 A THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR Sat, March 9, 1957 112S0 A MONTH . 'Get - rich by Food By GEORGE RICE Minneapolis Star Surf Writer 3 I A sales campaign promising earnings "up to thousands and thousands of dollars a month" for distributors of Abundavita, a California-made " food supplement, is in full swing in the Minneapolis area. The ballroom of one of the city's big hotels was jammed ' with standing room crowds ' of would-be salesmen three nights last week. At each ses- slon more than 600 persons 'heard speakers who said "every man, woman and child In Minneapolis needs Abundavita" tell them they could earn $250 a month for a hour's spare-time work each day. For "only a few hours' spare time work" these earnings could go up to $1,500 or $2,-000 a month, of ficials of Abundavita Corp. of Comp-ton, Calif., told the crowds, and full-time salesmen in Minneapolis were earning up to $7,000 net a month after only four months in the busi- i ness. -' ' ., "..The food supplement is sold in six-month-supply units re tailing for $24 each. r Supervising the work of setting up the sales force here was Dr. Jones, the firm's founder and president, who was introduced at the meetings as ,one of the world's greatest psychologists." ,?:ir ' ' crjones, who told the Minneapolis Star his full name was i James Breckenridge Jones, was introduced by his executive vice president, J. Earl Shoaff, Compton, Calif. , Shoaff, in turn, was introduced as a former employe of a dry cleaning plant "who is now makine thousands ana thousands of dollars a month' selling the food supplement. R. B. Babbitttold the crowd he was a Minneapolis ma who had started selling Abundavita only four months aeo and "in January made $7,000 net." r Ail three said there were "limitless onoortunities" for .profit in the company's "chain selling" setup. ''"Think big," Shoaff said, ""and you can earn big." . Babbitt said "everybody -reeds Abundavita," which he .said was a compound "of all the, vitamins and minerals you need, in perfect balance." : "Fanners feed their hogs land cattle and chickens food "supplements," Babbit added. Bat we humans have lost our sense of eating what we need. .'TTiere is only one way to get our full supply of vitamins and minerals and that is by taking Abundavita. Everyman, woman and child in this town needs Abundavita." ' Also on' the program was a colpr film strip, narrated by a nationally-known radio an-jio;incer (Harlow Wilcox), on the advantages of being an Abundavita salesman. It was explained that Abundavita salesmen would use slide film projectors and a full kit of a'tferature (which they pay for) 1n their sales pitch to pros-, pective customers. V' In Compton, Calif., J. Harry ; Fbbert, assistant to the presi-dent of Abundavita Corp., told the Star that Jones is "to ' all intents and purposes" sole owner of the company. Mrs. tfbnes is secretary-treasurer. ; Ebbert said the firm farms out. manufacture of the sup plement to three laboratories, but he would not say who "they were. "Not even our distributors know that." he said, He also refused to divulge any 4 sales figures. J-.'; Jones told the Star he de veloped the Abundavita for mula himself and formed the corporation in 1953 after two years as an officer of another t California food supplement .firm. "'He explained the Dr. in -front or his name by saying he held a Ph.D. degree from '"Si Andrew's university in London." v'JI also have an honorary doctor of science degree from Tahoe college, in Reno, Nev.," Jie said. "And I have honorary rdegrees in theology and literature from Tahoe, too." Search of available records reveals no "St Andrew's uni-tVTslty" in London, and no S."T-ihoe college" in Nevada. (The whole state of. Nevada, .in fact, has but one accredited college the University of Nevada.) " Jones, who says he is 39 and a former 'air force pilot, 'told' the Star he was a life WPtf? salesman and was FOR HOUR PER DAY' - quick' Offer Made Supplement Concern lecturing on business psychology and success "while com- nlalnw rfnraf inn" uhm g stumbled on boon of food supplements. "In 1950 I got sick," he said. "I was pooped out" A friend told him about a food supplement, Jones said, and soon "I was on my feet." In the next six months, he said, "I researched the food supplement idea. I'm a philos opher and a business psycho! ogist and I saw a way to be of service to my fellow men." Jones was asked if he had been financially successful, in view or the claims made ot earnings of thousands of dollars a month for his salesmen. "Modestly so," he said. "I am interested basically in service, but, of course, as you are able to render service to more and more people, one is paid accordingly. But I'll say this, I wouldn't take 10 mil lion dollars for the Abunda vita Corp. today." "Actually," Jones added, "Abundavita is not really a business. It is an expression of a way of life. Its corner stone is integrity. Absolute Abundavita is merchandised on a "chain sales'' basis. The firm sells its product to distributors who in turn are privileged to sell to distributors of their own. These distributors are likewise permitted to sell to more distributors, and so on and on, theoretically without limit Each distributor buys the product from the distributor next above him in the chain, Newsmen Predict Batista's Overthrow BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (INS) Two American newsmen who have just returned from the mountain stronghold of Cuban rebel Fidel Castro predicted today new and successful uprising against the Batista regime within a few days. " George Prentice and Tony Faletta of the Birmingham News returned to the United pelled from Cuba on charges They were arrested a few days ago by Gen. Fulgencio Batista's government troops for entering the mountains to take pictures of the rebels while on a special assignment for the National Broadcasting Company. Prentice, 31, and spokes man for himself and photog rapher Faletta, said "the revolution will start in Havana and the Oriente province at approximately the same time . . . about the 15th of March," Prentice said the dictator ship of Batista is doomed. "The underground has enough power to start a suc cessful revolution,' he said, adding: "The underground has arms including heavy mortars, B.A.R.'s. (automatic rifles) and plenty of high explosives. "The people hate Batista and are determined to drive him out" THE WEATHER OUTLOOK Minnesota TWIN CITIES: Increasinc cloudiness with little change in temperature tonight. Sunday mostly cloudy and warmer with occasional light snow. Low tonight 15, high Sunday 35-40. ALL OTHER ZONES: Increasing cloudiness with little change in temperature tonight Sunday mostly cloudy and warmer. Low tonight 5-20 above. ' Upper Midwest WISCONSIN: Clearing and colder tonight. Sundayt partly cloudy and warmer in the afternoon. IOWA: Partly cloudy and slightly colder tonight. Sunday fair and warmer. 1 NORTH DAKOTA: Mostly OFFICIAL TEMPERATURES (U.S. Weather Bureau official readings) 6:30 a.m. First column, highest temperature yesterday; sec Los Angeles end, lowest temperature last 12 hours, endina at louisviil d.,h m.m. wira, precipitation last 24 6:30 p.m. MINNESOTA Minneapolis 28 14 Alexandria 32 -4 Bemidji ... 2fl -S Duluth 27 5 Int. Fall! ' 31 .10 Rdwood Fll. 34 ft Soditsit; 27 19 St. Cloud 27 7 WISCONSIN NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck 34 4 ,, Devils Uke 27-2 Fargo 32 0 .01 Grand Forks 27 -3 .02 Minot 28 5 T Williston 29 14 .. MONTANA Glasgow 28 11 .. Havre 35 18 ,, Miles City 35 22 .. CANADA Calgary 35 23 . . Edmonton 29 22 T Winnipeg 25-8 .02 OTHER U.S. STATIONS Albuquerque 69 39 ,. .07 .05 .07 .01 .07 .02 .10 Eau Claire Green Bay La'Crossa Madison . 28 30 31 38 31 21 14 2fl 18 14 Wauasu IOWA Des Moines 32 28 .11 Sioux City 38 23 .03 Atlanta Birmingham Boise Buffalo Charleston Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland SOUTH DAKOTA Aberdeen .32 7 T Huron 35 12 T Lemmon 28 8 .. Rapid City 37 J 9 ,. Watertown 30 JD4 T at a 35 per cent discount. As his sales increase, his discount grows, too, until when he is distributing $25,000 worth of Abundavita a month he is getting an additional discount or "bonus" of 27 per cent altogether a 62 per cent discount. "Of course," Shoaff explained at the Calhoun Beach hotel meeting, "there is a cutoff point As soon as the dis tributor directly under you reaches a $25,000 monthly volume, he is cut off from you and buys directly from the factory. "After that, all you get from him is a straight 2 per cent override on everything he sells. "That's $500 a month . . . and you don't have to turn i finger for it" Federal food and drug ad ministration officials here said they were watching the Abun davita operations to see if any therapeutic claims were made for the product Jones, how. ever, said he made no claims that Abundavita would cure anything. "It's just a simple food supplement," he said. Twin Cities doctors, and University of Minnesota nutrition experts said that, generally speaking, a food supplement "won't do you any harm, but it won't do you much good, either." The doctors said "three square meals a day" furnish all the minerals and vitamins needed for. a normal diet Persons not receiving these minerals and vitamins from their regular meals should be under a doctor s care, they em phasized. States Friday after being ex of "conspiring with the rebels." Corporation Found Not in 'Default - The village of Minnetonka has discovered Ecklund & Swedlund Construction Corp. MINNETONKA is not in default as first thought on five separate counts in a water franchise it holds on the Woodland Hills addition. r lowMnau -a 2SMJJ After the council meeting Thursday in which it was decided the company was in default, the necessary papers required of the company were found in village files, S. M. Thimsen, village clerk, reports. JUST ASK brinn yu lh man u Iht itrftct I opinions of vanoul QUMtlons, pre. ivnttd with picture, of tht pertont who aid hm daily in tht Minneapolis Morning Tribune Adv. FORECAST MAP Saturday Night Firvrti bfMw Lw TtatMrttvm Etpct cloudy tonight and Sunday. Scattered light snow likely in the west portion tonight and spreading over the state Sunday. Denver Detroit Fort Worth 50 37 54 42 HS 4.1 43 71 hours ending at Memphis Miami New Orleans 53 New York 38 Okla. City 49 40 fi)r mA'o , CITY DATA (Readings from midnight to midnight) Highest temperature, 28. Lowest, 12. Lowest humidity, 60 at 10:30 p.m. Highest humidity, 90 at 6:30 p.m. Precipitation, .07. Total for month, .15. Departure from normal, -.17. Total for year, 1.30. Departure from normal, -.71. (Readings today) High year ago today, 31. Low, 19. Precipitation from midnight to 6:30 a.m., T. Humidity 6:30 a.m., 74. Sunrise, 6:37 a.m. Sunset, 6:11 p.m. Moon-rise, 11:02 a.m. Moonset, 1:35 a.m. Moon phase, first quarter, DEGREE DAYS Degree days are the number of degrees the daily average temperature falls below 5, the pflint at which artificial heat it considered necessary. March 8, 1957, 45 degree days; year ago, 43. Nor mal, 38. Total this heating season; 6,004. Last sea son, 6,729. aormal, 6,207. 3H 43 62 34 54 32 40 32 30 34 ,ii 3A 28 25 27 .60 .23 j ' it -' , t i i If ' fr' I finiTyyT"i f j : . I I' ' UsSfley k QUEEN MARY'S "OWN" COURT Aquatennial Queen Mary Erickson dubs Peter Sorge, 20, Missoula, Mont, a member of the marine corps' newly-organized Aquatennial platoon. Recruit Ray Peterson, 20, 700 S. Plymouth road, watches. The platoon, to be composed of 75 members, will take boot training at San Diego, Calif., and will return to Minneapolis in July to participate in 1957 Aquatennial events. On Worldwide News Front From the Star Wire Service! GENERAL glow phinney reached his first Children's Memorial hospital after a comparatively rare heart operation. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Phinney of Brandon, Canadawho under went surgery Feb. 28, is expected to be taken home in a few days. The operation was made to correct an unusual congenital transposition of the large heart arteries. It entailed a graft through which the amount of veinous blood routed through the lungs for oxygenation is increased. Surgeons made a new blood vessel connection in the right side of the boy's heart. They also tied in auxiliary blood vessels to in crease the pulmonary vein. flow. New York's harbor boats were back in action today and fuel oil was reaching the city by sea again, following the end of the longest major waterfront strike in the port's his tory 36 days. A four-year contract with the employer association was approved Friday by a vote of the 3,200 members of the National Maritime union. The civil aeronautics board in Washington ordered a sweeping investigation of Pan American World Airways financial interest in 13 other airlines and 14 other busi nesses. FILMLAND Composer Harry Barris, 52, former member of the Bing Crosby Rhythm Boys, is under treatment a t Hollywood's Temple hospital for lung con gestion and a possible virus condition. Barris was stricken while touring Alaska and the Aleutian islands. A Los Angeles superior court jury refused to award any damages to a motorist who sued actress Ann Rutherford for $15,000 on grounds she had caused an auto accident which gave him serious injuries. The court found she was not responsible for the Data from U.S. WIA1MU UIU tf IIMMIU SOUTH DAKOTA: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday with a few light showers west and central Sunday. 27 23 33 30 56 29 35 49 40 33 35 Omaha 39 Phoenix 85 St. Louis 41 Salt L. City 65 San Antonio 64 San Fran. 58 S. St. Marie 32 Seattle 48 Spokane . 39 Tampa 62 Washington 45 25 56 30 51 35 51 4 42 35 49 37 .02 .16 .95 .02 .03 .58 .91 Dinnaay toaay ana aoctors at uucago s reported he was "in fine shape At Wirephoto. MRS. PHINNEY AND GLENN He's in "fine shape" now mishap in which her car struck his as, he was making a left turn at an intersection. Singer Dinah Shore checked' into Hollywood's Cedars of Lebanon hospital Friday night for minor jr. surgery. A- spokesman said she probably would be released Sunday and that she would be able, A- . 1 4 io ao ner regu-s , f lar Thursday! ilJ television show as usual. Nature Dinah Shore of the operation was not dis closed. ABROAD Prime Minister Harold Mac-millan of Britain and a dozen of his top aids arrived in Paris for week - end confe r e n c e s with Premier I ouy Monet ana i , ficials. Macmit- 13 F If lan was accompanied by Foreign Secretary Set w y n Lloyd and other ex-Derts on inter Macmillan national affairs. The Macmil-lan-Mollet talks were expected to serve in part as a preliminary for the British prime minister's meeting with President Eisenhower in Bermuda March 21. LATIN AMERICA Search continued today for three American youths who disappeared from the homes 1 N, '"I - - V -if 1 Ryan of their parents on a United States naval base in Cuba and are believed to have joined a group of Cuban rebels. The teen-age youths were identified as Charles E. Ryan, 17, origi Buehlman nally from Monson, Mass.; Michael L. Garvey, 15, Water- ton, Mass., and Victor J. Buehlman, 17, Coronado, Calif. All are dependents of United States navy personnel at Guatanamo, on the eastern end of Cuba. JUST ASK ktlntt v (fit ma an tt itri eoinioni e vonout quttlieni, ti. Itntad with BtclU'M el th ri6n wha aid . thm rtallv In tht Miitntspolit ,C fa vj dfUlakAai. aV IT i Garvey 1 nil iii f Bra jpCi'J '' Mornlifl Tflbunt.Adv, Egan's 'No' Delays Action on Blaisdell Rezoning , By ABE ALTROWTTZ Minneapolis Star Staff Writer Because of a lone "no" by Alderman Edward J. Egan, sponsors of a proposal to re-zone the Blaisdell-Pillsbury district from residential to multiple dwelling will have to wait at least until March 29 for city council consideration. Egan blocked such consideration at Friday's council meeting. He said he did so because three sponsors told him that if the change didn't materialize, he would "be called" before the grand jury. "I'd like to go before the grand jury on that," he said. A roads and bridges committee report favoring the change was headed for coun cil consideration Friday, but because of technical requirements it was the ruling of City Attorney Charles A. Sawyer that the council could act Friday only under unanimous consent for first and second readings. "I object,' said Egan, and that blocked consideration. He voiced no objection, however, when Alderman Frank V. Moulton offered to introduce the proposed change it must be done by ordi nance and have it referred to the roads and bridges committee, which already has held a hearing on the subject The report bore signatures of three of the five committee members: Aldermen Robert L. Short, George E. Johnson and H. P. Christensen. . The two who didn't sign the report were Aldermen Norman E. Stewart and Egan. The rezoning proposal grows out of a long-drawn neighborhood controversy over use of the George and Catherine Windus home at 2322 Blaisdell avenue for wedding receptions. Such use was stopped by court action. A subsequent effort designed to allow the Winduses to resume holding receptions was voted down' by the council. Thereupon Egan moved that the inspector of buildings be instructed to check the entire district for violations, and the vote on his motion was unanimous. In conseauence five prop erty owners were charged with violatkfo of the zoning ordi nance, in that some or the old mansions though zoned resi dential were now being oper ated as rooming houses, inese cases now are pending in mu nicipal court. In the meantime the Wind- uses went through the pro cedure for lifting residence restrictions imposed under a 1915 law, as well as to change their property from residential to multiple dwelling under the city's zoning ordinance. These changes were put into effect by council action. Then other property owners in the neighborhood inaugurated similar procedure, but they acted for the general area, including both sides of Pillsbury and the west side of Blaisdell from Franklin to a point 160 feet north of West Twenty-sixth street. After removal of the 1915 restrictions and the change from residential to multiple had been completed by the BLAST THREATS Police Bullets Drop ' MONTREAL, Canada UP) A weirdly masked young bomber laden with enough dynamite to wreck a city block was shot down by police Friday as he threatened to blow up a bank building.' "You may have me now," the wounded bandit told police, "but at 4:45 p.m. three places in the city are going to be blown to Kingaom come." There were no explosions at that hour but a key found on the youth led police to a time bomb overdue to go off at Montreal's busy Central station. Fearful that other bombs might have been planted in public buildings in the pattern of New York's mad bomber scare, police searched Windsor railroad station and City bus terminal They failed to turn up anything else and police Lt. Marc Maurice said, "I'm satisfied we've found everything there is to be found." The ytth, identified as Winduses,-they applied for a .council action, conditional use permit which Now the whole subject mat-would enable them again to Iter is headed for another air-hold wedding receptions. This ing before the roads and application is still awaiting j bridges committee. ON RETURN TO GAZA Arabs Searched for Weapons GAZA. Gaza Strip (UP.) United Nations troops carefully searched Arabs pouring back into the Gaza strip today for weapons that might be used to renew fedayeeh (commando) attacks on Israel. The U.N. emergency force command faced a mammoth job trying to screen out members of the commando squads that scourged the Israeli countryside last summer and Baker Union Officers Face Senate Quiz By JOHN HERLING Special to the Minneapolis Star WASHINGTON Robert F. Kennedy, chief counsel of the senate select committee in-vestigating improper practices in the labor management field, has just issued subpe-nas for the financial records and the top officers of the 160,000 member Bakery and Confectionery workers union. The union officers have been ordered by the senate to produce all documents and records reauired by the com mittee headed by Sen. John L. McClelland, to probe "im proper practices" allegedly carried on by union officials. This action follows the charges made last Sunday by the secretarv-treasurer of the bakers union, Curtis R. Sims, against President James G. Cross and Vice President George Stuart, alleging mis use of union funds and other forms of serious misconduct Late yesterday afternoon President George Meany announced thattheSims charges against Cross and Stuart will be brought before AFL - CIO ethical practices committee here in Washing ton on Friday, March 15. Earlier yesterday the bakers union general execu tive board hurriedly summoned by President Cross ex onerated Cross and Stuart of the charges made by Sims. At the same time, following a closed session lasting 12 hours, the board suspended Sims from office and ordered him to trial before the union executive board in Miami Beach on March 27. Peter Olson, Minneapolis, a vice president of the union, was named acting secretary-treasurer, in Sims' place. Driver Battles Thugs, Loses $4 Raymond . Hedlund, 616 Tenth avenue SE., told police he traded punches with thugs who. halted his car at 3:45 a.m. today, but he lost and yielded $4. Hedlund said he noticed a car following him when he drove a friend. Darold Diet rich, 1629 N., Sixth street, to his home. After he drbpped Dietrich, the car pulled up and curbed him a block or two away, he said. j FAIL Andre Deblois, 25, was shot through the neck and wounded seriously after hs had held a gun on employes and patrons of a Toronto-Dominion bank branch for 20 minutes. i Waving his gun, he had threatened to blow up the building with 39 sticks' of dynamite fastened to his body and attached to a wire contraption on his head. The youth had a nylon stocking mask pulled over his face and was wearing a false nose, dummy glasses and a bathing cap. Police said he carried enough dynamite to raze the bank building and damage all the others in the vicinity. The strangely' disguised man drove up to the bank in a stolen taxicab. . Entering the building, he ordered the employes and four patrons to stand still. He then told bank manager John McFarlane to lock the front door. McFarlane offered the gun early fall. Officials estimated as many as 10,000 Arabs will have crossed the border by tonight from the Sinai desert into this finger of controversial land hugging the Mediterranean coast Demonstrating Arabs welcomed UNEF as "guests," but made it clear they con-sidered the strip purely Egyptian territory. Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, who is moving his headquarters here from El Ballah in the canal zone, " watched throngs of screaming Arabs streaming through the streets Friday, bearing . pictures of Egyptian President Nasser. Swelled by truckloads of refugees from other towns in the strip, an estimated 10,000 Arabs broke the curfew for the second straight day. In the main mosque, Sheikh Mohamed Abou Shaban delivered a sermon rejecting internationalization of the zone. The thousands of worshippers proclaimed "Nasser is our leader." . The demonstrations obviously were well coached and organized. Citizens Offer Tips in Hunt for Attacker Citizens irked by the savage beating of Joseph V.- Trisko, 57, 508 James avenue N., have been offering police numerous tips and suspicions. One suspect was released and another was picked up Friday night The entire Minneapolis detective, force was reported to be checking leads on the three sluggers who beat Trisko with boards containing rusty nails near his home Wednesday night. Trisko is still in critical condition at General hospital. Police held to the theory that Trisko, a barber at .344 NE. Monroe street, was given a severe beating because he put up a fight . ; Robbery is believed to be the motive. Liberian May-Spurn Russ Bid MONROVIA, Liberia W Liberia's President Tubman said today Russia has invited him to Moscow this summer to talk about economic aid to this African country, but he is unlikely to go. The president disclosed the Soviet approaches at a news conference in the executive mansion as Vice President Nixon neared the end of an official "10-day visit Bomber man money if he would leave, but the latter opened his coat and revealed the sticks of dynamite in his coveralls. "Go ahead and shoot me if you like," the youth said. "If I die, a thousand people will die with me." He then shoved his revolver into McFarlane's back and tried to push him into the vault The manager jumped aside and threw the alarm switch. The signal brought police to the building within a few minutes. The gunman drilled a shot into the ceiling, yelling "Tell the police to drop their guns and come inside." Police fired through tht glass front, dropping the gunman. Spacious faci'ffl Off iht farkinf Werne$r Brothers Funeral ChaptJ 1700 Nicoll.t Attn TA UU

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