# The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 4

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Austin, Minnesota
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Monday, December 8, 1958
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YEAl 1691 BrtdMhhed November », 1891 ]}. E. Rasmussen T" Editor and Publisher Qeraldine Rasmussen, Business Manager Entered at Znd claw matter at the post office •t Anstla, Minnesota, under the act of March 3, 1871. timed Dally Except Sunday The Herald has been for 67 years and still Is a newspaper for Austin and community fair and impartial to all, seeking always to promote the best interest of agriculture, labor and industry catering to no demagogues and showing favoritism to no group, firm or individual. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled .exclusively to the use for reptfblication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.—Jeremiah 10:2. * * * Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God buildeth up His living temple. —C. H. Spurgeon. Good Planning, Good Action Good planning is a laudable activity. But even better is action to put good plans into effect. For this, both the Austin Citizens Advisory Committee and the City Council, should be complimented. By appointing an advisory committee to take an over-all look at city problems, the Council acted wisely both in carrying out an excellent idea and making good comittee appointments. Councilmen, who are pressed with day-to-day details in operating a city, sometimes lack the time to take a broad, objective look at the whole picture. The Council's action has proved very fruitful. For the Citizens Advisory Committee has made a series of comprehensive and excellent reports, leading to benefits already apparent, and which will be even more important in the future. But plans obviously are of no real benefit until they are put ir\to effect. Fortunately, the Council has seen fit to act in that direction, too. Recently, the Council followed the committee's suggestion by requiring that developers install virtually all utilities in subdivisions annexed to the city. The Council now has adopted an ordinance to try out the committee's recommendation for a policy change in assessments in street improvements. It is a policy which we believe will lead to better streets in Austin, and avoid waste of city funds spent on repairing and maintaining streets with no permanent results. Indications are that there are some misconceptions about the program, and a series of Questions and answers, clarifying further points of the program, will be prepared and oublished in the near future. The Council has also taken other ideas from the reports to include them in city operations. In fact, we believe the reports were very helpful to the Council in preparing their budget, and keeping the city's mill rate on a par with the previous budget. Other proposals made by the committee will get future Council study and consideration. We commend the Citizens Committee for an excellent job. We also commend the Council for activating recommendations. Opinions of Others 'TRIGGER-HAPPY' SHOOTING MUST BE CURBED It Is time—and long since tlmfe—that something specific In the Wisconsin statutes was made suffi* ciently compelling to bring deer hunters, who fire upon any moving object and wind up taking the lite of a human, face 1 to face with criminal '-arges. Another sorry chapter of the human kill through carelessness, or worse, sheer trigger-happiness, has been repeated as the Wisconsin deer hunt clos es out for another season. Incidents of the sort can be picked at random from reports in the pages of the newspapers these last few clays — tragic incidents in which the hunter "thought he saw a deer and fired." They are but a repetition of all the accounts of alt the tragic killing that Is repeated every year In every deer hunting season. What is the answer? We asked County Judge Eugene A. Toepel whether there exists in the present Wisconsin statutes clauses which cover this kind of absolute disregard for human life. There are, and we quote the statues Judge Toepel supplied: 940.02 Second-degree murder. "Where one discharges a loaded gun in a direction other than at a person who is killed by the bullet glancing from another object, that one is yet guilty of homicide if he knew, or ought to have known, that his conduct was dangerous to numan life." 940.06 Homicide by reckless conduct. "(1) Whoever causes the death of another human being by reckless conduct may be fined not more than $2,500 or imprisoned not more than 5 years or both. (2) Reckless conduct consists of an act which created a situation of unreasonable risk and high probability of death or great bodily harm to another and which demonstrates a conscious disregard for the safety of another and a willingness to take known chances of perpetrating an Injury. It is intended that this definition embraces all of the elements of what was heretofore known as gross negligence in the criminal law of Wisconsin." In all conscience, It must be clear that the penalty of recklessness needs emphasis in prepay ation for the next deer season, and that irresponsibility must be called to account. We call upon the next Legislature to delve Into the present statutes; if they are found wanting to prosecute in these instances, to set about itnmedi- ately, as a first order of business, to initiate others with teeth, specifically directed at the deer hunter possessed of visions. Wisconsin Is among the leading deer states In the Midwest. Yet it has stood by passively, witnessing the annual loss of life through reckless behavior with a powreful gun, failing utterly In some action to hah the human slaughter. This we believe: It is high time for action to be initiated, to spell out the consequences of carelessness, and thereby make of a legitimate outdoor sport something to be enjoyed rather than feared. Can the public expect the Wisconsin State Legislature to act?—LA CROSSE TRIBUNE HOSTILITY A HELP The Federal Civil Rights Commission is about to begin the first public hearings since it was created more than a year ago. The six members of the commission are scheduled to meet next week in Montgomery, Ala., to investigate complaints that Negroes have been denied voting rights In that state. Finding discrimination in Alabama should be as easy as finding snow in the Arctic. Proof in one direction was provided in advance when the commission found that one of its members, a Negro, could not reserve a room in the same Montgomery hotels that were open to the white members. As a result all six members will stay at Maxwell Air Force Base outside the city. State officials are openly hostile to the commission's purpose, as might be expected. The governor-elect, John Patterson, is among those who have indicated they will refuse to obey subpoenas requiring them to produce voting records. Evidence that will stand up in court may thus be difficult to obtain. The more obstacles Southern offiicals try to put in the way of the commision, however, the easier it becomes to prove the commission's case in the court of public opinion. And in the long run, this is the court in which the final jurisdiction lies' -CHICAGO DAILY NEWS Undisciplined Children, Parents Driving Away Teaching Talent By GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY The American people can have M competent or as incompetent a school system as they pay for. accidental; it is the result of a cause, and that cause is too little pay in a competitive world. If there is no money to pay teach- They can have a cheap school sys-i^s more and to build more build- tern or a correctly priced school jings, some of which may not be system. In this cost, I do not fig-j needed, the proposition is sound urs fancy buildings, with Grec-'that we can do without the build- tan urns that collect rubbish and landscaping that serves no purpose. A school building can look like • factory, but if the quality of the teaching is high, the marking tough, the students disciplined and the teachers sufficiently Bald the .children will be benefited. Teachers must be employed full time and should be accountable to the school system for their time on «n annual basis. That may include periods of additional study. a reader, ings. Meyer's contention that a teacher Is a part-time worker, getting paid for 52 weeks and working only 40 weeks is, of course, nonsense. To be of value, a teacher must have time to read and study. In those schools, where the merit system prevails, teachers who have Tenure should not protect the decreasingly competent. Teachers who have unfortunately suffered from breakdowns or other psychiatric difficulties sould be eliminated from the school system in the interest of the child. But there can be no reason for a teacher earning less than a stenographer or than a model for a dressmaker. I recently needed to employ some additional help and girls applied who had studied at our best colleges. They might have made excellent teachers, but the profession seems to have lost caste AUSTIN (Minn.) HfRAtD Monday, D«. 8 Pot The Leaning Tower of Paris THIS 18 th* time of th« yew when It Isn't uncommon for people to discover their planned ex pensea will exceed their Income But their plight is really nothing as compared to the one which will face the state of Minnesota State agencies have submitted to the governor requests for funds foi he next biennlum which are almos$90 million more than they re ceived from general revenue and income tax funds in the present biennium. Maybe we should send a com mittee over to North Dakota to see how they run things. The state has reported its revenue for the past two years exceeded estimates of ts expenditures by $H millioi and the state is looking around to see where to spend the windfall BY UNANIMOUS vote, the City Council has approved appointmenl by the mayor of Park Dougherty as director of planning. He wil get the same salary as he did as chairman of the Citizens Advisory committee • • • none whatever. Ii should be pointed out that his job big one, is in directing overall planning for the city, a task hat will take many months. There has been misunderstanding on this core, with some people bring- ng to his attention problems in zoning of individual pieces of property. His work and that of the engineer to be engaged, will in volve a comprehensive study anc )lan, from an objective approach to deal with plans applicable not only to the present, but to the city's future expansion. A RECENT survey shows 71 per cent of married people say they are happy, and 14 per cent say they are miserable. The other 15 per cent, apparently, can't tell the difference. THE AMERICAN Medical Association in asking doctors to make ess than normal charges for :reating elderly persons with low ncomes and few savings. A resolu ion to that effect was accepted by the A.M.A. House of Delegates on recommendation of the and Council on Medical Service. 1 honored by doctors generally, t would mean that the low-income elderly could get health Insurance at lower premiums than now. The medical plight of the aged has been a growing concern not only of the medical profession but also of governmental agencies anc private foundations. A recent Heal- h Information Foundation Kir- fey, for example, shows expend!- ures for all personal health services to average$65 a year per jerson for the entire population, but $102 a year for men and women 65 or more. Similarly, according to the U. !. Public Health Service, medial expenditures among urban groups alone come to$65 a year or the general population, $a3 a fear for the older group. Signifi- :antly, neither study reflects the Considerable free care going to the an M.A. are paid more than those ! amon 6 thes * v °"ng ladies. First who have a B.A. The same is| of all « thev dislike the substitute true of 9 Ph.D. In a word, the' systera wnich nas become a trick teachers who devote themselves; 10 av °id granting job security. to systematic study in a university benefit by it. Summer Sessions Those who attend summer sessions at universities will find that a very large part of the student, body are teachers who give of their time to improve themselves Secondly, they find that the pay is less than they can get on other Physically Afraid and therefore to be to their pupils. Eugene A. Meyer, writes me as follows: Summer Sessions Jobs. "Your intelligence took a count •f tt when yon stated, better pay makes better teachers. How can man money make a person « better person (nan what they are? And bow can you honestly and therefore to be more useful figure » teacher on a 58 week year basic when they actually work o« the average of 40 weeks ,.,,., . »», w should and many do take trips I. ThVreceipt of more mouev does about the United Slates or Eur °P^ ," * " VMy tough Job to the not taSSa therirsTbut tt Whkh whi!e tt is P leasant *«*,! «"»«»«* >«•" Particularly a. might attract more competent men 1S also of treine »dous advantage' Ulany P arents «<•<» to teachers' and women to the job. When a to thue pupll f' who leani froin theil 'i " stenographer can r^iv* • mnr* teaehers what the world is Thirdly, they are afraid, physically afraid, of undisciplined children and I might also say, undisciplined parents who come into school buildings to give the teachers a bad time because their children cannot differentiate between Many to put up with uue tough the must parents It It believe that the i ""f, g ° not long before Iderly nor their medical needs hat inevitably go unmet. Health Insurance now meets an ver-increasing share of the cost f family medical care, but the ged receive relatively few of its enefits. For example, a Health nformation Foundation study of 953 disclosed that medical insur- nce in some form covered over 0 per cent of the whole popula- on but only 30 per cent of those ver 65. _ "< A more recent survey, made this ear in New York by the Health nsurance Institute, shows that 90 er cent of the state's population ave some form of health insurance. But for about 55 per cent the employees covered their roup insurance policies terrain- te when their employment does -normally at 65. Of these, 23 per ent can convert to an individual asis, but even with optimum con- ersion about 60 per cent of the ged population would be unpro- ected. Actually, the H.I.I, esti nated, 65 per cent of the population 65 years and over have no health insurance. One result of this termination and cancellation of personal healtl insurance is that at least 12 per cent of all costs of health services for persons 65 years or over is incurred by public agencies. Government — local or federal — assumes financial responsibility for more than two-thirds of the care ?iven the aged in hospitals. More than half of this care is supplied in mental institutions. And the aged in the population are steadily growing in number. Between 1900 and 1950 the ratio of those over 65 to the whole population doubled — from 4 per cent to 8 per cent. The A.M.A. is by no means slacking off in its fight against what Hoffa Union Has Enough Cash, but Runs at Deficit By VlCTOtt RIESEL With the touch of the poseur and the gesture of the austere, Jim Hoffa and his high command are now meet* ing in last year's hotel — Miami Beach's Eden Roc. It isn't that the Teamsters are running out of cash. It'i just that they are running their giant union at a deficit. If it weren't for the interest from some$34,000,000 in long term securities, Jim Hoffa would have the woes of any businessman. He'd have to dig into capital. It is, of course, startling to think of the giant $40,000,000 Teamsters Union operating in the red—but its total operating income runs to some$7,500,000 annually. That's a giant figure—but even that doesn't go far in the kind of whirlwind LET THE BUYER BEWARE! spending compelled by Hoffa's strategy. Financial Wizardry Believe it or not, Hoffa's union stays out of the red because of the financial wizardry of its old chief, one Dave Beck. He put millions of union dollars in veterans' housing and some choice securities. Today this brings the Teamsters well over $1,200,000 a year in interest. When the Teamsters run out of dues money and assessments they merely use the interest payments on all the "paper" old Beck stocked up. But even this may not help. The Teamsters 'fight appears to How Not to Get a Free Car By WALTER J. GLENNON (Rackets Investigator and Consultant to the Better Business Bureau, New York City) (Sylvia Porter Is on vacation. During her vacation we are running a special series on rackets and sharp business practices which confuse and mislead many average purchasers, especially those In search of bargains.) QUESTION: I was contacted by telephone by one of the automobile agencies of New York. The voice on the phone apprised me of the fact that I had been selected by the agency as one of 10 to receive a new automobile free. I was requested to come to the agency at my earliest possible convenience and select my car. Needless to say, I went there the next day and was given a long story, the details of which I do not remember too well. Possibly because I was so incensed at their proposition to me. In effect, I was to give six names of persons acceptable to them and these persons would, in turn, suggest six more people. As each one was accepted, I would get a cash credit, and in that way I would get the car free. I was indignant and walked out of the showroom, intending to go to the County Prosecutor with my story. Then I realized I did not lave a story. In my rage, I hadn't heard, or had forgotten, half of what the scoundrel said. Then I decided to write you, so that you could expose this fraud for the >enefit of other readers. ANSWER: I'll be pleased to do names of people who you believe meet the requirements of "advertising associates." For these six people, you will receive$100 each. ting a car "free" within 90 days. True, you are paying for a car which you have received, but a car that possibly you did not They, in turn, each recommend j have any intention of buying. And six other names, or a total of 36 more "advertising associates." For these 36 new people, you receive an additional $50 each. So you have already earned$2,400, which is approximately the cost of the car. Hence, you have gotten a new car "free." What they Claim The promoter tells you that this should be accomplished within 90 days, at which time you can quit or go on suggesting more names and making more money. To allay your fears that the automobile agency may go broke, or die of enlargement of the heart, he explains where the money comes from. The agency, he says, spends thousands of dollars a year In advertising. In checking over the results of this advertising, the directors were amazed to find that the large bulk of their last year's business, 70 per cent came from customer referrals and 30 per cent from advertising. They figured that if 70 per cent came from referrals (a customer telling (a friend, neighbor or relative), they could cut their advertising budget by 70 per cent and give that money to individuals, like yourself, who would suggest six or more acceptable ."advertising .assocl- ates." He does not say that all other referrals have to buy new cars, jut, very subtly, he will suggest that it would be advisable to buy perhaps you would never have bought it if you had not listened to the glib tbngue of the "free car" salesman. (Distributed 1950, by The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) SIDE GLANCES 'It's not that he's so friendly—he just likes to study people!" ,o As you gathered, this is a one . H e will explain that, to ob- scheme to sell new cars, but it tain six acce ptable "advertising cine. it A calls "socialized year ago, Dr. medi David ed and broad-minded person. Not tu Solve Problems of hell-raisers, the young lady goes into «a office instead of into a •dwol. N«4 Acci4e*Ul lems. The standards for employ- er, however", w'ho'is" pahTto 7e7ch Il» •bomgt of teachers U nooug teachers ought to be raised. |aud not to police errant kids. jThe condoning parent usually has a very bad time and deserves it Money will not solve all prob- Her wailings do not help the teach- B. Allman, the A.M.A. president, called on the nation's physicians to fight against plans to provide hospital and medical benefits for the aged under the Social Security program, as had been proposed at the 1957 session of Congress. In the resolution adopted this year the association, according to Dr. Robert L. Novy, a member of the Medical Service Council, is merely going back "to the traditional method of handling those whose worldly goods is less. More over, he reported that the Council believed that "this is a field in which the government will act if the doctors don't." s so crude that it is very seldom uccessful for long, and usually dies out quickly — after "hook- ng" a few customers — due to ts lack of finesse. Usually this Idea Is sold to an automobile agency for the express purpose of selling new cars to what the over-optimistic promoter thinks is an exceptionally dumb public. The idea is to get 10 people to associates" you will have to ex-} plain how you and they will get! a new car "free." He will ask how you can explain this if you cannot show them the new car you are driving. If you or your referrals do not buy new cars, you will find that you are not "acceptable." This scheme is very much akin to the chain-letter racket and usually fades after a short time sign up with the dealer, each as}But not until some cars are sold an "Advertising Associate." When land some poor "acceptables" are you are accepted as an "advertis-' paying hard-earned money for the ing associate," you suggest sixlnext three years, instead of get- Watery Words ACROSS 1 Sea 4 Crush 8 Musical symbol 12 Exist 13 Italian river 14 Unaspirated 15 Wrong (prefix) 16 River between Texas and Mexico. 57 Measures of type DOWN 1 Male thetp (pl-) 2 Great l.aki 3 Iowa river (2 words) 4 French river 6 Operatic solo Q Nasal sounds 7 Swine 8 \Vatei Answer to Previous Puzzle It 18 Study gi-ou|j 20 Collect 21 Individual 22 Projecting parts 24 Mine entrance 23 26 On the water - 4 27 Style on the Gulf of Mexico (ab.) 30 Superficial covering 82 Triter 34 Rising above water, d 35 Kind of tea 36 Buddy's sibling 87 Crack 39 Extinct bird 40 Vegetable 41 Guided 42 German city 45 Shiny ornament 49 Away from the water Jl Ventilale 52 Hipped 53 Chemical *uftix Si Number 55 Revise 58 Heredity unit 9 Itii^sian rivu IU Finishes 11 Charges 17 Large t(>]lai IU limy ile teller 25 Hair (prefix * 33 Having ^G Amphitheater handles '11 Water control (it-vice 2U Give temporality 29 Jason's ship (myth.) ascetic 3o Pnscilla's suitor 40 French cap 41 Soup Serve! 42 lUiliari city 43 Supplied footwear 44 Spore cases 4(i Pronoun (uu.) 47 Claim 4H Sea i-a»U-s ."iU K.,l:u luir w 44 ¥ T /o IU 1! F MY ANSWER 3 Minutes A Day By JAMES KELLER QUESTION at school, all living things are classified as animals. Are human beings actually animals? Or does THE UNMATCHED POT Kitchen fires nearly doubled last In science class ^ ear "' ^' ew ^ork City, according to the fire commissioner. be Just beginning. Before Boffa can swing into the clear, h» matt get the monitors of! his back. At this moment it seeni* that only the U. S. Supreme Court can do that — if it no decides. And it will have to decide. There are now two conflicting opinions on the legality and pow. ers of the Teamster court-appoint, ed monitors. Federal Judge James Connell in Cleveland has ruled that the three-man board of guardians has only advisory powers. At this moment, Federal Judge F. Dickinson Letts, the man who appointed the monitors, is writing an opinion which Washington legal circles believe will either give th« monitors more power and postpone the scheduled Teamster convention or actually remove James R. Hoffa from his "provisional" presidency. Clash of Opinions Where there is a clash of opinion between two Federal Judges, the case goes first to the Court of Appeals and finally to the Supreme Court. This may take a year, perhaps more. In the meanwhile, the Teamsten will have to pay heavy legal fees, the cost of the monitors and special national audits and the price of a continued counteroffensive. This latter will include organizing and pay hike drives needed to maintain the kind of militant unionism Hoffa is planning right now ek his Miami Beach Executive Board sessions. Millions don't grow on trees, not even for Jim Hoffa. (Distributed 1958 by The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) At the last count Hoffa's union was spending about half a million dollars more than it was taking in. This is the high cost of living aggressively. Few have noted it. But in order to keep the reputation inside labor circles of being the willing banker of smaller unions and of being the one union which j has continued to add members, i the Teamsters are spending at the irate of some $8,000,000 a year. | Figures Revealed j Few have been in his counting j house, but based on what year end figures are available, Hofta and his colleagues have spent some$4,000,000 for organizing and strikes. This includes "donations to allied organizations" and ''subordinate" ones, too. There Is little date on Uie dollars spent in the terrific public relations counter-offensive of the Teamsters — the cost of chartered planes and scores of halls for defense rallies, their heavy political contributions and the financing of their intricate publicity set-up. At mid-year however, national union books disclosed that $29,282.01 was spent for "public relations." Naturally much of this went to offset, if possible, the public's reaction to the exposures of the Me- Clellan Committee. What added iu- suit to this inquiry, as far as Most of the fires took place in i Teamster leadership is concerned the early evening between 5 and is the high cost of legal defense _-...«,__...._„, """"" "* """7 p . m- Many a woman did not j sinc e Hoffa took office. In the first God classify them differently? D. realize hef house WQS ablaz£ uu j six months o{ thi . yeaf "J™ ANSWER: Biologically, man is an animal. That is to say, he does not make his own food by photosynthesis. He is thus distinguished from plant life. But he is more than an animal. He has three attributes which four-footed animals do not have: reason, conscience, and will. Animals are motivated by instinct. Their behavior pal- terns are instinctive, not intelligent. Since their responses are in- til the firemen arrived. their appearances and isix months of this year i spent some$213,717.80 on lawyers, court A busy housewife has her hands appeals. full at the dinner hour, not only I preparing that "next meal" but SUBSCRIPTION RATE?" coping with the many distracting j -single copy (at Newsdealer »nd Street Sales) .,...'.'..7.% C7 HOME DELIVERY IN AUSTIN . , . . , ., , . i iln sle Copy (other than reau- A watch pot may not boil but' lar weekly Subscribers) i ID can causei^wiS Ca " ler De "™» •'•'•'•* '•*<> . 40 WrcKS . 1 A rt i ton* •» — ° responsibilities that go with running a good home. one that is unwatched a lot of trouble. It could not only ruin the dinner, but burn down the house, too. In these critical times, any of us may be similarly distracted. . .. .. , , , . llirea Mon . stmctive, they have no conscience | We ean easily become so engross . 3"x I *Sio'StS» t BY MAIL-ZONE 1 Delivery In postofftc* within !,o ...» l.'.j One Month .. rhree Month* A dog probably feels no more re-| ed in th details and inddentals morse after biting a man, than he does when chewing a bone. Then again, an animal's decisions are not volitional, but instinctive. He has no will, but acts instinctive- *«" ly, according to set, inner urges. of modern living that we lose sight of the essentials. Keep first things first in home life and you will experience the deep joy and happiness with which God blesses those who strive to IAiZ ' E 2 10.00 JO- 3 .,) 6:,<> MAIL-ALL OTHER ZONES Why is man differnt than the sanctify the family circle other animals? Because he was! "Seek ye therefore first the created in the image of God. He kingdom of God and His justice, O ver iso ~ Payable was created with three attributes as we have said. The first man, Adams, used all three of these attributes. First, he reasoned that bis own judgment was as good as God's, and he ate of the forbidden fruit. In that act, the will of man came into play, for he could have decided either way. Then, after lie broke God's command, he felt conscience-stricken and ran away to hid in the garden. Strangely, his man-animal has been following that same pattern through the centuries. Within these God-given attributes are life or death, hap- Jiness or sorrow, and peace or conflict. If he dissipates the powers which God has given him, he of all creatures most miser able. But if he uses them righr ie can make of his world a paru dise. Mouths > Ve.<r .. and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew <i:33> Bless all families, O Lord, which try to live according to Your divine plan. Moves to Corn From Cornhusker State CORN, Okla. >Jfi — J. E. Heinrichs was talking with a new resident whose husband moved here to work on the Cob Dam pro- is, o She explained: "We came all the way from the Cornhusker State to Corn to work on the Cob Dam.' 1 STAY AWAV NORFOLK, Va. & - Sign noted on a truck here: "Please don't hug me — I'm going steady." NOTE-Zone 1 rate will ap . ply for subscription service going to service personnel •n U. S. and Armed forces in all areas of United States and areas served thru A P O and N.P.O. ' ' ' Circulation Dept. Dial HE 3-8856 For irreguloritiei ia t c r v I c • please coll the above number between 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Extra delivery service will be made if necesiory.