Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey on December 1, 1973 · Page 51
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Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey · Page 51

Camden, New Jersey
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Saturday, December 1, 1973
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Life Begins at Forty Florida Outshines Cold Cleveland ANIMAL CRACKERS CCvRIER-POST, Caooen, N.J. Saturx3y, Dcntw 1, 1973 By ROBERT PETERSON "YOU QUOTED a 65-year-old widow who was fed up with Florida after a mere six-month stay, and moved back to Cleveland which she thinks is the best place in the world to live. All I can say is that she must be outof her mind," writes a reader in Sarasota who admits to being a Florida chauvinist. "I lived in Cleveland six decades and I say this gal is welcome to the cold and snow, the slush and sleet, and soot and grime, and the endless days of dark dreary existence in winter when one can't see the sun. She can have the stench of coal smoke and the colds and sinus. Let her shovel the snow and spend her money for warm winter clothing and fuel. "THE FIGURES she quoted are so wrong. She complained of 85-degree heat at three in the morning. I claim it never gets hotter than 75 degrees at that hour, winter or summer. What's more, I can remember a lot of painfully hot summer nights in Cleveland when it was more like 98. 1 also remember the humidity of Cleveland summers far worse than Florida's. "Also, she claimed her water bill in Florida was $25 a month to keep her lawn green. That figure is pure bunk. We have a 100-foot lot. with a beautiful lawn and shrubs. We also have an automatic sprinkling system and an automatic washer and dishwasher. Yet our water bill is never more than 7 to 10 dollars a month. "As for warm weather, that's what people come here to enjoy along with clear blue skies and sunshine. And it makes no more sense to go without air conditioning in Florida than it does to go without heat in Ohio. What difference does it make if your bill is for heating or cooling either way you're buying comfort. "If that gal has any sense she'll come back to Florida and try' it for a year at least and discover what a wonderful state this is. The only reason I hate to write nice things about Florida is that I"m afraid everybody will want to move down here and then things won't be so nice." IN THE WORLD of hobbies there are some that seem more appropriate for males than females. But the fact is that any art or craft should be considered fair game for either sex. A woman writes, "I'm a 52-year-old housewife and have always liked to drive a nail and smell wood. Four years ago my sister asked me to build her a birdhouse, so I built a nice one for her in a couple of hours. My children were grown and I had a little leisure tune, so I decided to make a few more birdhouses for friends. "One thing led to another. Soon I was using my electric saw to build a bookcase for the library', and a coffee table for the living room. I talked my husband into building an addition to the garage and soon was spending two and three hours a day at the work bench. We live along a well-traveled road, and when I've made half a dozen tables or bookcases, I put them out by the road and sell them to passersby. , "I haven't grown rich and don't expect to. But I love making things of wood. When I hear middle-aged people say they're bored I don't understand for there are so many things to do . . . such as woodworking." A GRAND HOTEL LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPD-The new MGM Grand Hotel here claims to be the largest resort hotel in the world 26 stories, 2,100 rooms, five entertainment lounges, movie theater, 145,000 square feet of convention space. miAj HAS &QCK.C. EVE 5 TCtD QOO InXQCO HAVE BETHEL MS? is- - x ' LET'S SE FRED, DXB,N CriESTEplCMiE.BCB L. sJWdOBM.SO FAR... r- 12! SIMPKINS I 1 1 X -YYY. ' W X . "You don't have to worry about rhinos. They have th poorest eyesight in the entire animal kingdom " FRIDAY FOSTER WAS eCSi CAKE, AUDREWi CREEP, BLAKEL JM I, C3CHM A. KAEEX), BILL , lgyiMg - J f I M 13 -s a I i 1 1 16 by THOMAS JOSEPH MARMADUKE rJt r - " I think your bony knees are hotherin' riim, daddie!" ,28, !30, 31, SNUFFY SMITH IS TrUT ALU VA (50TTA SAY ?! TIE Houz $WoE Ucfef ' ' x h7H l I II ' y1 ENNVTH1NG I VI I I 1 HflfV" T" PAW'S OFF V ITT HATE AN' DESPISE I m iYu FERD'NAND r 1. TIGER MISS PEACH School -AND 1 M WERE Ti? 6T Th MEAKIN6 TO WHICH J M ENTITLED, HEAI?IN6 (4 Ay 0lf?THlHT AND PAKT PUS PROC$$ OF LAW. BUZ SAWYER R, That's The eT . 70i UP i K WHAT I VOKT foukovnu iviwc i, nine-inn j I l ''jj ACROSS .. G!ove for Johnny Bench '. Cross- wnrd direction i. European river Kifiht auay Symbol of purity jargon Sanskrit school Stud hand winnings All up Maltreat Dutch commune Daunted Miracle site Darby's darling Robert or Alan Suggestion dun the engine Exclusive M.D.'s org. Word with band or bo: Smite Of thr chin crv (2wds.) Earnings 38. Monk parrot 39. Quite tipsy 40. Cafeteria item 1. POWX . Shed 2. Patois 3. Tredict (3uds.) 4. Essay 5. Juxtapose 6. Jalopy . Decay 8. Expectant (4wds.) 9. Become 10. Classified ACHjnEMOTEO HJLV tJjsTAL INI eveGdueRkTa span p'cTOF r.'A tM .GAMEONEFOR AM'C0T U GHT R A U A U R E LHD U At) CM K I Ml thanPHnpp Yesterday's Answer . 16. Cougar 19. Yemen's capital 21 Top-hole 23. Merciful 24. Throw over 25. Literary musketeer 26. Made Jvell 28. Embarrassment 29. Opera wear - 33. wekht 35. Tugboat. eg. -: 36. High,- - (mus.J Ti rTj j 1 T4 r- 1 1 7? T 1 73 "j . - 1 a ' 24 25 IS 7 7t : la 3F"T 30 3i "32 Ti la T 39 40 "7" CRYPTOQUOTES ; - HBR'C K DPUUBJ DPPU SBBH KDCPZ IP SPCV BQC BD K V C B 2 P JIPZP IP RPKZUN XBQSIC VBOPCIYRS. -LYR IQXXKZH Yesterday's Cryptoquote: THERE'S NOTHING SO NICE AS HAVING A GREAT DEAL TO DO AND THEN FIRMLY TAKING A HOLIDAY.-E. F. BENSON ( 1973 King Fttturei Syndicate, Inc.) HAGAR THE HORRIBLE HENRY Q i l0f! ! Ih JoMM LlMBY lt-l , ' MANDRAKE ( VOU HO(,PM THAT VOL) HOUC7A SAHSUU 7,--?y WAV I OUUF HSAK ) e, ;f THIS MAGICAL 5MOK6 HA5 ENCHANTED YOU, A KICK y WANDRAKfi? 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