Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 12, 1974 · Page 168
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 168

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 12, 1974
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ISRAH'S BIGGEST Few people know It, "but Israel, without a single 'diamond mine of its own, has "become the world's largest exporter of polished gem diamonds. Last year Israel" sold $500 million worth of such gems overseas. This,year it will easily improve on that figure. The industry got its start in the years after World War II. Jewish refugees who'd worked as diamond cutters in Antwerp and Amsterdam fled to Tel Aviv, opened workshops in their homes, their yards, their garages. Today the 28-story Bia- mond Exchange Building in Tel Aviv is the result of their spirit, industry and craftsmanship. This "building houses one of the world's largest diamond trading centers, where hundreds of dealers "buy and sell approximately $4.5 million in rough and polished diamonds every day. Transactions are conducted "by word of honor. Occasional disputes are settled in the diamond center's own court. Those found guilty of dishonor are "banned from the trade for life; : Most of Israel's diamonds come from the De Beers Syndicate in London, which handles the input from such diamond producers as Russia, Ghana, South Africa, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. The industry employs ""*' 12,000 workers, many of whom are under constant closed-circuit TV surveillance. They are paid well on a piecework "basis and are accorded all ^" fringe "benefits. MODERN JAPAN: THE VOICE OF LOVE LOmYriAITS Yamanobe Mo toko is the "Dear Abby" of Japan. An attractive young woman in her late 20's, Miss Motoko heads "The 'Love Research" Center" in Tokyo. The center deals with all aspects of" love, positive ·and negative. For example, Miss Motoko not only dispenses advice on how to catch and" hold husbands, which she publishes in several . periodicals, "but she runs a detective agency which specializes in trailing those husbands suspected "by their wives of infidelity. Miss Motoko charges $200 a day for this service. She also is a wedding consultant who arranges "way out" and therefore highly publicized weddings for $1000 and up." Of late she has originated a matchmaking service which has become fabulously successful. Some months ago Miss Motoko installed in her "Love Center" some 25 telephone lines that play recorded announcements in which various men and women describe themselves and explain what sort of mates they would like to meet. Miss Motoko changes her tape every 10 or 12 hours with a cassette of new messages. She charges $100 for every person who advertises via her phones, and it costs $1.50 for anyoirt?.' who wants the name and address of a voice he or she is interested in. Miss Motoko hopes to install more phones for her Dial-A-Partner service so that those people who are .exclusively interested in homosexuals or marriage partners or platonic friendships or purely sexual relationships will each have different numbers to dial. continued Save twice. Bactine adds a big economy size... Here's your chance to save twice. Save when you buy new Economy-Size Bactine aerosol--and save 150. The new BYz 6z. size is enough Bactine to soothe a summer's worth of little cuts and scrapes for most families. Bactine--the gentle antiseptic- helps the'hurt stop hurting, and fights germs that can cause infection. ikes off a little money. SAVE15C NEW IOQNOMY-SIZE BACTINE' (or any other size) ,· To dealer: You are authorized to act as *..:- - our agent for the redemption of this -I A '· coupoo^We relmbune you for the face ·\Pjgt, value of this coupon plus 3* for han- ! ""-- provided that you and the con- 150 i · B; Baoti ^' ® IK unSETTO VHBk kflrsta.d^9 TM« 'W spray ^^ ,UK,IETHT. ·urner have compiled with the following temti: Invoices showing purchase in the last 90 daye of sufficient stock to coyer coupons-presented must br shown upon request. Coupon,Is'good on the purchase of one package of any alze aerosol can or squeeze bottle of Bactine Antiseptic. Consumer must pay any salea tax involved/Void when presented by outside agency, broker, or others who are not retail distributors of our merchandise, or where taxed, prohibited or restricted by law. Any "other application of this coupon con- atltutes fraud. Cash value: 1/20 of 1*. MILES LABORATORIES. INC.. P.O. BOX 1552, Clinton, la. 52734. Offer expires December 31,1974. COUPON REDEEMABLE ONLY ,, WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.SA. I STORE COUPON 17

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