Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1972 · Page 68
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 68

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 27, 1972
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Famous Fables By E.E. Edgar DISAPPOINTMENT: The poet Hart Crane decided late one summer to spend the following winter alone in a house in the woods. With the arrival of the heavy snows, he would be cut off from the rest of the world, relates Charles Norman in "Poets People". "To prepare for this i s o l a t i o n , an experience w h i c h h e e a g e r l y a n - ticipated, he set in a supply of canned goods, filled the woodshed with logs and THE RING T E S T Dur:ti| Trial Time-of-the-month? l;ofs your ring slip o/T your finger ( j i M l y -- or does it hopelessly gtt MIK k below your knuckle during the «]»:· of t h e pro-menstrual ami men. M i u n l pound? h may tell whether oi: are r e t a i n i i i K fluid in the sys- i r n . - b o d v blnatiiiR water that often I'tnld-; up due to overtiming*; stress l i i n i i i R tin- stafips, Amaz- jr.p new X - I ' K L "Water Pills"-* j-( n t l e d i u : c l i i ' - h e l p s you lose as. jr.urh ns f. p o u m l s ^ o f tins w a t e r - w e i g h t p a i n , a n d helps t o relieve 1 n i i v - b l i i a t t n i ; putrine^s v-hen body- v j i t r r i(.'tciitiut; 'V.vt.'!Is" your w»ixt, t h i g h s , t u in my, I t - K S , a r m A . S i j i v us M i m ,ns \ on me. A*-k for X - I ' K I , " W A T K K I ' l l . I . S " o n u r f i u a r a n h ' e of fi t J sf n r t j o n o r money back, Get it 1cdny at COHEN RITE AID ordered a pair of the best snowshoes in the mail-order catalogue. "The shoes arrived in the early fall. By late autumn, he had taken them from his room and placed them in the hall. Somewhat later, he carried them downstairs and kept them in the vestibule. "Day after day, he spent much of his time scanning the sky. looking for the first sign of snow, so that he might iry out his shoes. But that was the year not a single flake fell on the Allan- lie Seaboard. "One night, frustrated to the b r e a k i n g p o i n t , he carried his snowshoes outside, strapped them on his feet and flopped about, all the while shaking his first at the skv." INSTALLMENT: As a struggling physician. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found it difficult to collect his fees from his patients, who were working class. They would make a small down payment and pay off the balance in installments. This entailed endless bookkeeping. Once, after examining a patient. Doyle prescribed a medicine. "How shall I take this, doctor?" asked the patient. Doyle, entering the other's partial payment in his acc o u n t b o o k , l o o k e d u p absently and answered: "One-third now, the balance in six months." Now...Plastic Cream Revolutionizes Denture Wearing )-'i ir.e !;; t i - r e . -oeiice now offers ' ;;iore comfortably, toy It's so elastic ·» u n i q u e p u b l i c en.,::-. ; ,, · ! h,,l| -.,,,; :l , ; ,y i,, !( . ].- tn ^ Ti c ) ;i . w belter. ( ' I h M n s I , , ' , ; . , . j l | , t ; . ; . ( ! · ; , , « . , , , ; ; ; - , , . , . · . ; . : ; ; t ; 1 ; | y . "\ ·'- i ! . i \ ' v M-.-i! i-nr. '.r'r: '.' i; vp ( ,- i ; i ! pmnl-pnint dispenser f « !·:·. I t !ni:ns:ir. c i ; ^ t : i - n i ;).!·!. me ',c!s \ c i ! p u t I - ' I X U D K N T e x a c t l y l!·.:'. «(///. l-.i'Ul \(ut i/iK.'.v/i.v .v ;/';( w h e r e u ' s needed. Ke"isis ov/inj: Ki'iiira, ::^i,i- ( .i u.'/r m, i,:l; , ver and Ra^nii;. I t k H x n i i ! \T a i e v ( , ! i ; ' M ' i ! a : : . .!UM unc a p p l i c a t i o n iv.ay last for f l i H c T t r y : '' r ' ; - l i : v · · ' : : · ' · '·' · t « ' ' " ) ' · · l'oiti:!es t l . a t lit a r e tsstn- O i l h r d : : i t ' s IT, ·;^:,c. ) . - , T. S. · I ' . i i l i . i , i - a ! i l . . '-ee vi.ur dentist regu- J a u n : ».;.(i(i:,. ( ^. ; i i r j y . c,.: c . - v - t o - u s e IMXOIU-.NT l - i \ ' . | ' i - \ T ::,.; ,!·.!;.· ;:,,',(!« !,,,. | D f i i i u r t Adl.ctive Crcuir. at all druj; l u r e s l i n n t r , b u t i t t . o l d s t h e n ) ( ciHinu-rs. Adv. Siege of the Laundromat By Martha Smith Ever watch people in a laundromat? Really watch them? People who frequent public clothes-washeries are a hardy breed, especially the ladies. They're the sort of stout strongarms any good Marine sergeant would love to have in his outfit. You can always spot the l a u n d r o m a t "regulars'', those who patronize the same place of business each week. They're the ones who look with suspicion upon any newcomer to the laundry circle. They are the ones who smile condescendingly at ayone unmarried or under CHARLESTON, W.VA. 30 who doesn't go through the prolonged laundry ritual of swishing the clothes around while the washer is filling, constantly raising the lid to add bluing or bleach or fabric softener. The younger patrons just drop their clothes in and then go read or--better still--leave the building while the washer does the work. There is a certain breed of woman who takes possession of a laundromat. You've met her. She's the one who fixes a steady gaze on the only free dryer in the place and then footraces five other women wich damp clothes. And she always gets to the dryer first. this same woman is the one who slowly, painstakingly folds her clothing, taking them piece by tortuous piece from the dryer. Everyone else, of course, takes all the clothes out at one time, places them on a table and then folds them. Men are also amusing, and q u i t e p u t - u p o n i n laundromats. There is the young fellow obviously doing his own wash for the first time. He's the one who punches you in the arm and Bays, "Hey, how much of this stuff do you put in?" while waving a bottle of fabric softener in your face. Then he punches you in the arm again and asks, "Hey, how long do you think they'll take to wash?" After that he makes his getaway, returning long after his soggy clothes have completed the wash cycle. This is the same fellow w h o d u m p s everything--regardless of color, material type washing instructions, race, creed or national o r i g i n -- i n t o the washer, then into the dryer together. He never puts enough nickels in the dryer, Sunday Gazette-Mail

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