'Roll-your-own 1 cigarette Prlsoner 9 print move trend being brought to light questioned ^^ ^^ ^^ CT DAIIT it;** / 1 Airplanes, cars keep him busy MINNEAPOLIS (AP) That's a trend toward more roll-your-own cigarettes, dealers say, and they attribute it not only to higher costs for packaged cigarettes but more sophisticated tastes. Some sources also acknowledge that greater use of marijuana in recent years is reflected in stepped up demand for cigarette paper. One of the large suppliers locally of smoke shop goods such as cigarettes, pipes, cigars and tobacco, as well as candy, is the A. Weisman Co. Steve Weisman, buyer-manager, toW a reporter he believes the thrust in roll-your- own products includes pot smokers, although he hasn't researched the subject. But he did say that demand ways. And they like to pick Expansion projects planned MINNEAPOLU>(AP)- General Mills will spend $25 million for capital expansion projects involving five plant locations, Board Chairman James P. McFarlandannounced Monday. General Mills plans to increase capacity at its packaged food plants in Toledo, Ohio, and West Chicago, 111., and to convert production to ready-to-eat cereals and other convenience foods at its protein facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, McFarland said. The Minneapolis-based firm also will expand its Tom's Foods snack plant at Corsicana, Tex., and additional production facilities in North Carolina for the Goodntark Division's specialty meat business. Production of several products which now come out of the Cedar Rapids plant will be transferred to the firm's Canadian soy processing plant at Toronto, McFarland said. McFarland said the expansion was necessary because unit sales volume of established product lines had shown substantial growth and new capacity will be required for new products. for a paper twice as wide as il roll the usual roll-your-own paper, has been "phenomenal" in the past few weeks. That's a type reportedly favored by marijuana users because it's easier to roll and rwlds the narcotic more firmly. The legislature this year enacted and Gov. Wendell Anderson signed a measure toning down the penalty for possession of a small amount of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor. Conviction carries as a maximum penalty a (100 fine. Weisman, whose firm holds the sole area distributorship of the so-called "E-Z wider" paper, said he obtains it from New York. Dan Taggatz, manager of a downtown Minneapolis smoke- shop (Tobacco Road), said, "There's not only a trend toward more roll-yourown customers but people want a higher quality material." His shop has several bulk blends, which self-described tobacco connoisseurs can use to mix their own. The stock'in- cludes, he added, premium grades distributed by British and Dutch dealers, as well as Turkish brands which are usually more appealing with a domestic Virginia tobacco. Cigarette paper has featured flavors such as strawberry, ba- " nana and chocolate, "But people seem more concerned about the paper lightness and texture now," said Taggatz. "They often look for ones without chemicals in them." Taggatz said the wider type paper is not on his leader list, "and I think that's the kind most marijuana users would select. I think the connoisseur is more picky about the paper. Two of our mere popular ones are imports from France and Canada." He said sales of cigarette- making machines also has in- 1 creasedand that one selling for about J10 can roll up to 200 cigarettes with one filling and attach filters as well. Jerry Hubbard, who operates a tobacco store in a Elaine shopping center, says the double-width cigarette papers are among those types showing a more'prominent increase in sales. He said he wasn't sure if this was due to greater use of marijuana. "But I think it's due in pert to the fact people like to get back to some old-fashioned their own flavor," he said. He said his shop sells pocket- size rollers which cost $1.25 or $1.50. Hubbard added, "We get through (sell) a couple dozen a week." Most' of the roll-your-own merchandise is bought by young adults, he said. They choose from about 40 types of cigarette paper. The home-made artists not only get the satisfaction of "creating" their own style of smoke, but save at least half the cost of cigarettes at 50 to 50 cents per pack, one dealer pointed out. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) State Sen. Robert Brown, IR- Stillwater, has written Minnesota's corrections commissioner asking that plans to move Stillwater Prison's printing industry to Lino Lakes be reconsidered. The Independent-Republican lawmaker said the prison population has increased from about 600 to 900 in recent months and the printing program is one of only three vocational industries at the institution. Brown said the prison industries have a good record of adding stability to (he institution. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Senior citizen Ronald L. Epp has turned his back on the hectic workaday world and has settled down to a quiet life of building airplanes and cars. Epp,71, also remodels houses in his spare time—when he isn't busy acting as a volunteer worker at a nearby hospital. "1 like to keep busy," said the lean septuagenarian as he stretched glass doth tightly over the unfinished rudder of the airplane he's building in his suburban backyard. "But 1 also enjoy being a so- called 'senior citizen,' " he said with a wink. "You'd be surprised at the advantages it gives you." Epp, silver haired and mustached, with a jaunty beret, grew up on a Minnesota farm, which he left at the beginning of World War II to help make airplanes for Curtis-Wright. He later operated an automobile body shop and then a service station. After his two sons grew up and left home, Epp served for five years as a ranger in the St. Louis County park system, from which he retired three years ago. Then he began building and customizing automobiles. An example of his handiwork is parked in his driveway, a low- slung, two seat roadster of unrecognizable origin. The l»asic chassis and engine is Volkswagen, he said, but Morgan, Harley-Davidson, Maytag, Frigidaire and Cold- spot parts are also utilized in the final product. Most of tlie sheetmetal came from discarded refrigerators and freezers. Epp said the car took about 500 hours to build, and cost less than $1,000. He and his wife Vivian have driven it more than 20,000 miles across Ihe United States and Canada. His latest project, a small airplane, is being built from plans purchased from a California designer, with some modifications to suit Epp's taste. The plane is about 90 per cent complete, lacking only an engine now on order. 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