Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 10, 1975 · Page 21
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 21

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 10, 1975
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-- August 10,1975 S« Gazette-Mail ttett Shy California School Teacher, 29, Reaching Out to Prospective Bride Ron Gordon Reaching Out PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP)-At 29, Ron Gordon-began to fed a bit out of the action, a Coke drinker in the scotch-and-water world of singles. Now was the time to get married and start a family. But for someone acutely shy, with few friends to introduce him to girls, the chances of meeting someone he would care about seemed awfully small. So Ron Gordon took out a newspaper ad. A big one. "It's not an ad. It's a letter," Gordon, a high school science teacher, declared Saturday. "It seemed like a good way to reach out to someone I don't know." For J650, Gordon bought a half-page in the Palo Alto Times, circulation 44,000. He used the space to reproduce a 2,000-word, hand-printed message "to a girl who's looking for her right guy." "I know it may sound corny, but to me it's a very personal and private thing," Gordon said a few days after the letter appeared. "Getting married and having a family is the most important thing I'll ever do, so this seemed a reasonable enough investment. Some people spend that much on a tour." The "author" of the letter is Gordon's unborn son, writing to an unknown mother. Much of it discusses "Dad." "Mom, you're pretty hard to find. There aren't girls to meet at his job. It's too late now to start joining a lot of clubs or taking a bunch of night classes--and anyway. Use of $60 Million Tobacco Subsidy For No Smoking Campaign Is Urged WASHINGTON (AP)-A Ralph Nader group urged President Ford Saturday to end the government's $60 million annual tobacco-growing subsidy and spend the money instead on a nationwide antismok- ing campaign. · Putting small tobacco farmers and cigarette industry employes out of work "is of little consequence" compared to the 250,000 deaths attributed to cigarette smoking each year, the Health Research Group said. "We urge you to lead the way in ending the unconscionable U.S. support to tobacco production," the consumer organization said in a letter to Ford. "Federal programs to encourage tobacco growing contradict other federal programs for prevention and control of environmentally induced disease," the Nadergroup said. * · * THE TOBACCO Institute, a Washington- based trade association, countered that federal subsidies actually limit tobacco production. "If there were not controls on how much tobacco is grown, obviously there would be more tobacco. If there were more tobacco, it would cost less. Cheaper tobacco products would be more widely available," a spokesman said. "The failure of people who make these proposals to perceive that, is a measure of their intelligence," he said. The Health Research Group also released a 21-page report in support of its claim that federal tobacco supports, dating back to the Depression, are kept alive by "the parochial and short-range views of a handful of tobacco state congressmen." "Our tobacco support program is subsidizing disease and death in the name of the small tobacco farmer," the report said. "Yet the program is not even providing efficiently well for the small farmer." Because federal supports are based on the amount of marketable tobacco leaf produced, farmers in the lower 40 per cent of the income scale receive only 13.2 per cent of the benefits, it said. » « * THE CONSUMER organization suggested that some of the $60 million be set aside during the next several years to help small tobacco farmers be re-educated, make the transition to other crops, and obtain food stamps and federal health care. The report said that ending federal tobacco supports would not halt tobacco production or cigarette smoking. It said cigarette manufacturers spent more than $180 million in 1973 to advertise the top 20 brands, while the government's National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Disease has an annual budget of only $900,000 to discourage smoking. Contending that, antismoking commercials on radio and television between 1967 and 1970 were twice as successful as industry advertising to promote smoking, the report said that $60 million "would go far in aiding smokers to break their addiction and improve their chances for a long life." he's just looking for you. Those computer things? He knows you wouldn't do something like that, because that's a creepy impersonal way to meet. . . . "He knows how much it means to you to have someone to share things with. Well, he'll like the kinds of things you do. Mom, he even likes the Dodgers--don't be mad at him--he has for over 20 years ... "When we're born, Mom, you guys could make up a story about how you met--you know, at the zoo, or park, playing tennis, or through friends--and we'll believe you. Honest we will." At the bottom of the ad, Gordon printed his telephone number. He said he's received some calls, but wouldn't say how many. "I have absolutely no idea what's going to happen," he said. "I guess I'll just stick around the phone for a couple of days." Millord Gardiska, acting principal of Woodside High School, where Gordon teaches, said he felt a combination of pity and admiration for Gordon when he saw the ad. "He is either meshugenah or three steps ahead of everyone," said Gardiska, tapping his temple. "Who knows?" Sears SORRY! In the carpet remnant of today's newspaper insert the 12'xl5' carpet remnant priced at $49.99 is incorrect--The correct price for this carpet remnant is $89.99. Sorry for the inconvenience. Monthly without getting a second job Most people would like to have more money to spend every month. A dependable check to pay for the unexpected. A second income whether you're working or not. We've got a way for you to get it. That's what Charleston Federal's MIP (Monthly Income Plan) is all about. Just start your new income-producing savings account with Charleston Federal now. Start with $1,000 or more. Then every month, we send you a check for the interest. You know, a savings andjoan association can give you higher rates than a commercial bank. And at Charleston Federal, we give you the highest rates permitted by law. Up to'7%%. Not interest compounded every quarter. But interest compounded every day. Which means your money makes a lot more money. There are a variety of different monthly income plans from which to choose and each account of separate identity is insured to $40,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, an agency of the United States Government. Come into any of Charleston Federal's 4 convenient locations and talk to us about MIP. At Charleston Federal, we give you more money for your money. Every month. Typical Monthly Interest Payments MIP...Monthly Income Plan CHARLESTON FEDERAL SAVINGS MONTHLY AMOUNT INCOME* 10,000 64.79 15,000 97.18 20,000 129.57 MONTHLY AMOUNT INCOME* 25,000 161.96 30,000 .194.36 40,000 259.14 FSLIC YOST S*\tnf» IfwomJ to $40.000 'Compounded Daily at AND LOAN ASSOCIATION s pr«en»eg fcx eafy wflxfcsnra' w to manrty tn pctiaftog Passboc* 'ace tfws fo*eswe tf 90 Oays CHARLESTON: 1320 Kanawria Blvd. . SOUTH CHARLESTON: 606 "D" St ST. ALBANS: Gateway Shopping Center. CROSS LANES: Goff Mtn. Big Tyler Rds. 345-8470 PRICES GOOD AUGUST 10,11,12 ROUND STEAK GROUND ROUND GROUND CHUCK GROUND BEEF LONGHORN CHEESE $114 . I LB 99 79 5119 .. I LB. VIETTI PORK OR BEEF BAR-B-QUE SAUCE 10'/2 ICE CREAM SANDWICH « DRUMSTICKS CHOCOLATE MILK 6 tt. PKG. 69* 89 2% MILK 1" 2 , CANTALOUPES CARROTS LEMONS 2-25 69 COCA COLA 32 01. 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