'!»AR <^i1 ?A ' Nm-MKHAIA), Vnrtftiiui Clly, Kin., Wodnosday, .Inly 3.1914 She streaks to husband —only to be dusted off By Abigail Van Buren . <S} IfM kr CMuio Tribunt-N. Y. Ntm Synd., Inc. DEAR ABBY: I did it. I did it. I finally did it! I streaked in front of ah audience last night. I showered, dusted my self with rose-scented powder, made my face up, and brushed my hair. Then I slipped into a pair of pretty pink heels (and nothing else) and I took of like a flash into the living room, where my audience of one was watching television. I paused briefly, twirled around once, and then ran back into the bedroom. When I returned to the living room (clothed], my husband said, "Have you lost your mind, woman?" Abby, I'm only 33. Could this mean that I am already out of shape? DEAR STREAKER: No, but your husband could be. DEAR ABBY: The letter from the boy who hated gym because he was lousy in competitive sports brought back memories. I was also lousy in gym, and when the teacher had the captains choose up sides, I was always the last one to be chosen. I can't describe the humiliation 1 suffered. I would get sick before every P. E. class, and cry in the showers afterwards. Abby, why can't all the kids who are poor in gym have a physical fitness program of their own without having to compete with those who are fair, good and excellent?. With calisthenics, trampoline, jump rope, etc., they could get just as much exercise as the kids who go out for football, basketball, volleyball and track. My own sense of failure started with the relay races in grammar school. If only I had been taught to run for the joy of running, and not to beat the other team! But the name of the game was competition—even in first grade. Pity. S.F. DEAR S.: Thank you for your sensible letter. Many others wrote to suggest that some children "hate" gym because they have a depth preception, coordination or visual problem of which they are not aware. Parents would do well to have their "gym>hating" youngsters examined by an ophthalmologist as well as by a neurologist to determine if their children need help. Kabon, Kanban, And Jibon Not Enough and so ATTENTION STAFFORD'S NEW OPENING HOURS TUESDAY - FRIDAY 7:00 A.OII.-^ 5:30 P.M. SATURDAY - ALL DAY 7:30 A;M. - 5:00 P.M. CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY STARTS - JULY 8, 1974 STAFFORD'S OUtDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT 1511 HARRISON AVENUE PHONE - 785-0218 DEAR ABBY: May I respond to "Almost 26 a Worried," who is considering marrying "any guy" just she can say she's been married? I am almost 80 and I've never been married. A home of my own was my heart's desire - not a husband. Through my own efforts I acquired a comfortable home. It's furnished to please me. It's peaceful, quiet and free from stale smoke. I don't have to account for how I spend my time or my money, and I can come and go as I please. I wouldn't trade places with any of my married friends, . but some of them have told me they envy me. It's a tragic mistake for a woman to marry unless she's reasonably assured of a better life than she can have alone. There are worse fates than being single. I see examples of it all around me. Sign me, "No Regrets" or , . . PROUD, SINGLE AND HAVEN'T MISSED A THING CONFIDENTIAL TO FOILAGE VS. FELINE: Keep your cat away from Gilda's plants, and tell Gilda to keep her poisonous plants where your cat can't get them and you won't have a problem. Patrol Warns Of Fixed Objects TALLAHASSEE - Fixed objects on or adjacent to the roadway can be deadly said the State Loans Firefighters TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Florida loaned 44 foresters and rangers to help fight forest fires in Arizona and southern California. The personnel left by plane after 13 major fires were reported in Arizona and four In Southiem California. The southeast is providing 20 crews to the effort, two of them from Florida. "They have a bad fire situation," baid Clarence Krause, Forest Service Liaison Cordlnator for Florida. "It's the worst wildfire outbreak for the southwest in more than 25 years." One crew of 22 left from Orlando, the other from Jacksonville. Another crew from west Florida has been put on alert. Florida Highway Patrol recently. Colonel Eldrige Beach, Patrol director said, "Four to five hundred motorists are killed each year as a result of the car in which they are riding or driving striking a fixed object. While many were forced or knocked into it by another vehicle, many more are killed through their own carelessness." Records indicate that many people are killed and injured from excessive speed oij curves when centrifugal force causes their car to run off the roadway into trees, sign posts, culverts, guard rails, overpass abutments, etc. This is especially true when the road is wet. And if it happens to be the first few minutes of a rain which makes oil residue from passing cars rise to the surface, you had better beware. The Department of Transportation has replaced many of the rigid traffic regulation signs with brake-a-way signs of lighter material; however, there are some fixed objects which cannot be replaced. TOKYO (UPI) - Japanese politicians used to say that a sure way to win an election was to have a "kaban" (bagful of money), "kanbsm" (good face) and "jiban" (constituency). All that is still needed by anyone running for the July 7 election of the upper house of the Diet (Parliament) but it has become obvious that just a bagful of money is not enough. Some politicians are saying that the race for the 130 seats at stake in the 252-member body will be determined by a "five-win, three-lose" rule. The new phrase—reflecting a good deal of inflation —means that you may win if you spend (500 million yen (about $1.7 million) but you may lose If you spend 300 million yen (just over $1 million). No one is sure who Invented the phrase or whether there Is any truth in it, but officials of the ruling Liberal Democratic party and opposition groups admit that campaigning is a Art Show Planned , The Gulf Art Association will provide art lovers In the area an opportunity to revel In the glory during the Gulf County Golden Anniversary Celebration June 6 to 14. Early indications are that those who are interested In arts and crafts will not only be able to enjoy the works of others, but will also be abl6 to display their own artistic creations. For those who love art but are lacking In talent, many works of art are expected to be placed on sale. Preliminary planning calls for three different types of art shows. One type show will be in Wewahitchka, a different type show win be In Port St. Joe and a third classification of art show will be displayed in Mexico Beach. The Gulf Art Association expects to offer a sidewalk art show in one location, a show where artists will be able to sell their individual creations, and a show where entries will be judged. As plans for the various shows are finalized, more details will be publicized. One thing Is certain - artists and art lovers will find a heaven in Gulf County during its nine day, 50th birthday party. LOOK! IF YOU HAVE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BUYING A HOME OF YOUR OWN: '^1 LOOK TO - PANAMA CITY HOUSING REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOME SALES. Vi Mile north of 15th St. on Transmitter Rd. We have the largest selection of repossessed and new mobile homes ever assembled in the south. Just take up payments, buy for cash or yve will finance for you. We deliver and set up. Complete 24 hour service. Come one come all-come and see why we sell more homes. very costly business in Japan. "Imagine how much money is needed to prepare posters showing just the faces of candidates," one party official said. "Printing the posters and. hanging them on street posts, with each poster pasted on a little plywood, costs more than $3.50 per poster." Those who do not have volun: teers must pay helpers lo distribute their campaign literature. Each candidate is legally permitted to spend slightly more than $37,000 during the 23 day official campaign between June 14 and July 6. No one believes that is enough. Many lawmakers up for reelection as well as those trying to make their debut, however, have actually been campaigning since last year on the pretext of holding rallies to discuss the "current political situation " ' party appear to have more Such meetings cost money to money than their opposition rent theaters and public halls. counterparts, who usually rely The members of the ruling on organized labor for support. WIDE wAPltTV 01 WISH VEGETABUS NOW OPEN 7AM TO 8 P M GIBSON DISCOUNT CENTER Wl (AKR Ul (Hl)R(H PIOPII ON SUNOAY (OMfMlTI RRIAKfASI 9', SEAFOOD SPECIAL FRIin SNAPPfK (RINCH FRIlS A 99 (Oil SIAW I HIISFF ['UPPIIS WELCOME fabrific FABRIC CENTERS ITO GIBSON 11th ST. SHOPPING CENTER! GIBSON'S jBAYCAFETERl HODGES PUYGROUN MUSIC RILES 9< FLORIDA DAFFir SUPEREin AVEN OHIO AVENUE NWbR lYim MVEII, FU. 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