Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on February 27, 1973 · Page 3
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Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, February 27, 1973
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DEAR ABBY NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, Febrnary 27,1973 P^yge 3A ^ Confusion Over Religious Custom. DEAR ABBY: Some of my best friends are Jews, but I can't figure out something. Once I went to a Jewish funeral service and I wore no hat. (I don't even own one.) after I entered, a little man ran after me and offered me a little slmU cap, indicating that I should wear it. Of course I put it on. I looked around and noticed that aU the other men were wearing one. On another occasion I attended a Jewish wedding which took place in another temple, and this time nobody wore anything on their heads. Are Jews supposed to wear something on their heads for funerals, but not for weddings? How about for regular Sabbath services? What's the rule? Please set me straight. CURIOUS DEAR CURIOUS: Covering the head is an old Jewish custom. During the course of Jewish history, especially in Western Europe, and now in North America, many Jews have felt that this custom is no longer required; therefore, differing patterns of ritual apply. Among Orthodox (the most religious) Jews, the skull cap (or "yarmelke") is worn not only for prayer but for all the daily activities. Conservative Jews observe this custom only during prayer. However, within the Reformed movement, various practices are observed, depending up the particular custom of the congregation. DEAR ABBY: I am an executive in my early 50s. My wife died three years ago and ours was a beautiful marriage. I am not looking for another wife, but I do enjoy female companionship occasionally. A friend has a secretary who caught my eye. She is 26 and a really beautiful girl who dresses in wonderful taste. I asked her for a date, and took her to one of the finest places for dinner. She was dressed like a queen and I was proud to be seen with her. I offered her a cocktaU and she said, "I'll have a beer." When I realized she wasn't joking, I ordered her a beer, which she guzzled in nothing flat. When it came time for dinner she asked me to order for her, so I ordered a broiled lobster. When it was served she asked me how to eat "the thing." (She had never seen one eaten before.) She made an awful mess of it, and threw the shells all over the table. During the evening, some terribly vulgar language came out of that beautiful mouth. I was shocked. The reason I'm writing is to tell you this was the third such disappointment I've had in a month! What's the matter with the young women of today, Abby? Are they typical? Sign me. NOT IHAT LONESOME IN N. Y. DEAR NOT: No, But you might have better luck with ladies nearer your own age. DEAR ABBY: Last year, when my son was three years old and attending preschool, he came home with his little face all black and blue. I asked him what happened and he told me the teacher did it. I called the teacher and she flatly denied it. She said he had fallen and hit his face on a chair. Now my son is in the same class this year, and I have just been told by an eyewitness that my son was telling me the truth. That teacher did hit him in the face and caused those bruises! And it seems that mine isn't the only child this teacher has left marks an. Abby, what would you do if it were your child? CONCERNED PARENT. DEAR CONCERNED: I would enlist the support of the eyewitness and bring the matter to the attention of the teacher's superior. Problems? You'll feel better if you get it off your chest. For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, L. A., Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, se 1 f-addressed envelope, please. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, CBI. 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Writ* Letters for All Occasions.' ^ CASUALS t »Panama Pbxa ShappingCtnter Open Daily 9-9 _ (SaiurdaytTil6| CASUALS LTD. 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(UPI) Helicopter Pilots Tell Of Shootdown^ Rescue Editor: One week ago, an unarmed, unmarked U.S. Army CH47 Chinook supply helicopter was shot down just south of An Loc, 60 miles north of Saigon, after delivering supplies there for the four-party Joint Military Commission (JMC). All five of its crew members were wounded, one of them fatally—Spec.5 James L, Scroggins of Mulberry Grove, HI. Following are the accounts of the incident as told by the helicopter 's pilot, CWO Stephen C. Myers, and the pilot of the rescue helicopter, CWO Marvin Ballard. Tape recordings of interview with them were made available by U.S. sources close to the JMC. SAIGON (UPI) — MYERS: Our mission was to carry office material, jeeps and lumber to the JMC site at An Loc. We carried a jeep, trailer, generator, office furniture, a pulpit and an altar as internal cargo, plus one jeep slung (from the belly of the helicopter). Takeoff was at 0945. We reached An Loc about 1015 or 1020 hours, unloaded, departed An Loc to the north. I elected to make a 180 degree turn and departed the JMC site along the highway at low level. I maintained low- level flight until I was sure we had cleared all JMC and AUVN (Army of the Repubhc of Vietnam) positions. I started gaining altitude about two or three miles south of the JMC site. As we started to climb we came under intense antiaircraft fire. I attempted to evade, but the aircraft immediately caught fire. We lost one engine. There was intense antiaircraft fire. The copilot was shot. He took several hits in the leg. The whole aircraft seemed to be taking hits. We touched down at about 100 knots (115 miles an hour), fairly fast. The whole aircraft was on fire. We crashed on the west side of the highway. I heard crying and ran back. It was the copilot. I helped him across the highway into a ditch. I applied a tourniquet to the copilot's leg. I saw Specialist Moults (phonetic) and Specialist Scroggins wandering. Scroggins was still on fire. (He died a week later.) Specialist Beca (phonetic) )grabbed both of them and led them to our bomb crater. I got a Monday (distress signal) out. In about 10 minutes an aircraft approached. I ran out to the road and started signalling frantically. The rescue helicopter was under heavy I fire, but he came down. ' Old Documents Big Windfa SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) City Hall is doing a brisk business these days in "old San Francisco" —musty bonds and Illicit Drugs Pouring Out Of Mexico WASHINGTON (UPI) — More than %1 billion a year in illicit drugs are being brought into the United States through Mexico, two congressmen said here after returning from Latin America. Reps. Robert H. Steele, R- Conn., and Morgan F. Murphy, D-HL, predicted the recent increase in drug traffic across the Mexican-American border will result in a major new drive against narcotics smugglers. "Mexico is the key to the Latin American connection, which has been piping well over $1 billion of illicit drugs into the United States per year," Steele said. "Mexico is not only the producer of up to 15 per cent of the heroin entering the United States, but also an increasingly important transit point for European heroin, South American cocaine and millions of amphetamine and barbiturate pills." The two said they were convinced from their trip that both Mexican Attorney General Ojeda PauUada and President Luis Echeverria Alvarez "are determined to apprehend foreign criminals who are using Mexican territory as a base of operations." They said this week's arrest of 12 suspected traffickers and seizure of two pounds of pure heroin and nine and a half tons of marijuana, the largest haul anywhere in history, was evidence of "the mounting drive to halt the increasing flow of drugs from Mexico." BRIDGE Works Deep Sec Finesse By Oswald & James Jacoby The deep sea finesse is taken against several missing cards that outrank the finessing card. You don't really expect a deep sea finesse to win, but you do hope it will shut out some of the cards finessed against. Some deep sea finesses are of little value. Others can give you an extra chance to gain a trick. Six clubs would be a better contract than six • no-trump, but if this hand were played in a world championship contest it is doubtful if even one pair would get to the club slam. As for six no -trump, the muTor distribution with each p a r t n er having the same When you're out of hot water • •. Call Sears for FAST Emergency Replacement DIAL 763-6611 Extension 46 or 47 Water Heaters in Stock for immediate pick-up and do-it-yourself installation. Or arrange for professional installation by Sears-authorized installers at additional cost. 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Yoor heart ace-qoeen slionid Iw saf> ficient to protect thirt suit; T(MDATS qjOEsaos Tour partner continues hf ^BlIping to five ehibs. What do yoMdoaow? Antwor tomorrow^ tomes rescued fi'om the basement of a history buff in the mayor's office. In the, past two years, William C. Roddy's litOe venture Into reproducing and selling city documents and pictures from the past has brought in more than $15,000. His latest find—hundreds of engraved $1,000 bonds issued in the years after the 1906 earthquake — brought inquiries from around the nation and lines of souvenir hunters at City Hall. "It was like King Tut's tomb to me when I went down to the basement and looked at the bonds," said Roddy, who put them on sale at the building's information desk for $2 to $10 apiece. The clerk sold more than $4,000 worth in a week. Business was so good, in fact, that Roddy had to take the cancelled bonds off the market so citizens seeking directions in City Hall could get to the information counter. He's now looking for a more suitable sales spot. Roddy's other items Include nine postcards of 19th and early 20th Century San Francisco scenes—25,000 sold at a nickel apiece—the official city report on the 1906 quake, a set of four 1873 cable car posters, a booklet on the cable car issued that same year by its inventor Andrew Hallidie, an official 1849 city street map, architectural drawings of City Hall, tSie opening night program of the San Francisco Opera's first season in 192.^, and the souvenir program for the 1936 opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. "I always thought it would be a success—but not like this," said Roddy, a former broadcast newsman who has been director of public service in the mayor's office since 1965. The sale of historical souvenirs from the city's official files was suggested by the aide following Mayor Joseph L. Alioto's predawn "earthquake party" at Civic Center Plaza in 1969. An estimated 8,000 persons— from hippies to society matrons and pin-striped businessmen— fathered at 5 a.m. to watch quake scenes from the Qark Gable-Jeanette MacDonald movie "San Francisco" and to eat donuts and soup at ar. Army kitchen. The party was held at a time when soothsayers had predicted a giganic earthquake would break California off the continent and plunge it beneath the Pacific. "I never got over that," said Roddy. 'I can still remember 8,000 people—some of them in costume—in front of City Hall at davwi. I thought then, 'People really love this town and its history,' and decided that we should sell something of old San Francisco." With $235 from the mayor's funds and permission from city supervisors, Roddy had 12,500 postcards depicting five scenes printed. He sold out In two months and ordered a second batch—and used his profits to expand into other reproductions. The bonds came to light while the San Francisco history buff, a native of New York City whose ancestors have lived in California for two centuries, was reading the 1912 journal of city supervisors. He found minutes of a dispute over the printing of the City Hall bonds. "I wondered what happened to them after they were redeemed," he said. "I called the record center and they told me they had boxes of them in the basement." They went on sale after the supervisors passed a law permitting the selling of city records slated for destructirn after copies have been given to the archives and library. The city employe decided his official souvenirs were doing so well that he would try a similar private venture. His San Francisco Historical Publishing Co. has reproduced a U.S. Geological Survey report on the 1906 quake, complete with maps and illustrations and is selling it through bookstores. It has had only middling success, Roddy reports. At present, he's working on a series c.f projects connected with the centennial of the cable car. SHOP ATSEAIIS AND SAVE Sears HOME or tM>HC DOWNTOWN PANAMA CITY IMI>I30IVEMCNT SEARS, ROEBCCK AND co. SALES LADIES WANTED Applications are being taken for salesladies FULL and PART-TIME Experience necessary Must be 25 years old. Apply in person IIARRISON^T 4TH ST. 100 CT.^ VGERITOL B TABLETS REFILLS REG 109 $1.76 I 131 Y REG. & UNSCENTED SOFT & DRI ^ ANTIPERSPIRANT 1 10 OZ SIZE FOR THE |^ PRICE OF 8 OZ. l£ ENERGINE 94 rCHARCOAl^ f LIGHTER \ FLUID - QL ' 6 PAK ^ PLASTIC ym HANGERS I ASSORTED COLORS 11 REG. 69c roROP /ClOTH 11 LARGE SPONGE «.-\ BROWN fe ^A. REG 29< 19' 2 IB. CHAR BASE FOR GRILLS ^ WE FILL MORE PRESCRIPTIONS p I THAN ANY ONE ELSE IN FLORIDA | This allowi us fo sell consistently lor less g \ Volume keeps oui drugs fresh loo So bnng E? 8: your npit prescription to tckerds. a name you ^ ( ,in trust (or ond I o .v tow prices

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