Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 98
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 98

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
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WIElUIBICf CONTINUED Harris Tweed, the heavy, handwoven woolen fabric made in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland is becoming scarce. Production of this famous cloth has shrunk .over the last 10 years from eight to three million yards. The number of weavers has also decreased from 1300 to 550. All future tweed production is to be done by ma'chine. British law, however, says that if it isn't handwoven, it can't be called Harris Tweed. In an election year such as this one, it is good form to denounce the "ever-expanding federal bu- reaucracy," to condemn the tremendous army of government workers swilling at the public trough, and of course to promise correction and reform. Campaigning politicians won't like this, but there are fewer federal employees per 1000 population in the U.S. today than there were in 1947. At that time there were 14.4 per 1000. The projected figure for 1977 is 12.9 per 1000, with federal salaries accounting for only 8 cents of every tax dollar sent to the U.S. government. The figures are from the AFI-CIO's Committee on Political Education, whose chairman is George Meany. Stan lev gives you a good rule to go bv: Free plans prow ft. Do almost anything around 'the house and you probably have to measure it. Or build something -- Stanley's good- looking Outdoor Kitchen, for example -- and you do even more measuring. Times like these, the easy- to-use Stanley Powerlock® rule pays off for you. In accuracy, convenience, long wear. A Stanley Powerlock rule: has bigger, easy-read numbers. A lock that really keeps the To get your free plans set, send your name and address, plus 25tf to cover postage, io Stanley Tools, Dept. PB, New Britain, Conn. 06050. tape in place. And a smooth-gliding, powered tape return. Most stores selling quality tools can fix you up with a famous Stanley Powerlock rule, in almost any length you want. Get one. Use it as you build your Outdoor Kitchen. (Here's practical, mobile storage for your grill, charcoal, dishes, etc. Has a roomy, butcher- block style top.) STANLEY helps you do things right In the Western world p. wiihh only 20% of the women nurse their babies and only about % do so for longer than six weeks. That trend is spreading throughout the world. Experts estimate that if it continues, millions of additional cows will ·· be needed to provide milk for babies. It has long been held that babies who are not nursed contract more disease and suffer more emotional disturbance than those who are. "If our women knew what they were doing to their children by refusing to nurse," declares pediatrics professor Dr. Derrick Jelliffe, "they would be ashamed." Peter Hawk, an executive of the British baby food firm-Cox and-Gate, admits: "A mother-should breast-feed her baby for the first two weeks. That's important. If she. does it for four to six months, that's · good. If she nurses longer, she is doing the best thing she possibly can do for her child." . In Third World developing countries, however, women who bottle-feed their babies consider it a practice of prestige and progress. ' ' · According to Dr. Niles JJewton in the New England Journal of Medicine, there are. basically two types of women -- those who breast-feed and those who don't. Those who do are generally more maternal,-more warm, more loving, more satisfied with their natural mothers and'women. Those who do not are. inclined to be envious- of men. Apart from the nutritional advantages in breast-feeding, most pediatricians agree that it helps the emotional development of the infant. OffiTY-STHVM Is there anything some people won't do to make a buck? In Tokyo, Japan, Takeo Kazama, 38, has originated a telephone service which translates into "dial-a-risque-or-off- color-story." The service has spread to Kobe and other cities, and Kazama plans to introduce it throughout Japan --"unless, of course, the authorities stop him. . Here's the way the service works: A client phones Kazama. He hears a long series of feminine cries and moans suggestive of orgasms achieved. This is followed by a request to send $3 to an address which will in turn provide the subscriber with a telephone number. By dialing the telephone number the subscriber will then be able to listen to a program of taped erotica. The program, which lasts five minutes, uses the voices of drama school students. It is changed every week. In two months Kazama, a former bank employee, has enrolled 40,000 subscribers. He says he got the idea after reading in the local newspapers about men who consistently make obscene phone calls to women. "Since there are such men in the world," he explains, "it occurred to me that there must be thousands who would like to have women tell them off-color stories." From the profitable-response he's obtained to date, Kazama seems*unfortunately to be correct in his assumption.

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