Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 67
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 67

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 17, 1975
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7E -August 17,1975 SmufavG -- Ceartesfcw Government's Information Mill Far From Cheap (Continued from Page IE) A nine-inch nematode that coils and feeds inside the three-fourths-inch beetle grub has been identified." Agriculture puts out 4,000 releases a year, including situation reports, reviews, analyses, pamphlets, books and bulletins on crops present and future. Among the more important are forecasts on food prices, livestock and meat supplies, wheat, feed grains, oil seeds and other crops and commodities. OTHER INFORMATION is just as useful to the business world. There are 6,600 paid subscribers to the Securities and Exchange Commission's daily news digest; the Federal Power Commission produces monthly assessments of energy supplies. Not everything goes out through releases and briefings. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for example, answered 7,500 letters from students last year and another 1.200 requiring special research for professionals, teachers and such. HUD also averaged 3.000 calls a month to its Spotmaster. a facility found in most big agencies which allows radio stations to phone in for recorded voice versions of government releases. Three HUD films produced in 1974 provide a good example of government filmmaking. One. called "So You Want to Buy a House." was produced at a cost of $65,000. Aimed at first-time and low-income home buyers, it is distributed free of charge through a national film rental service. Some government agencies, like USIA, are by nature and charter required to be in the information business. Legislation creating the Civil Rights Commission requires it to act as a clearing house for information in the civil rights field. One of the major chores of the Ameri- can Revolution Bicentennial Administration is to publicize and promote the nation's 200th birthday celebration, which it does to the tune of $1.16 million a year budgeted for communications. The Associated Press survey attempted to contact even- federal agency and congressional office, and got responses from all but the CIA and a handful of congressmen. Rep. Tom Steed, D-Okla., asked how much he spends on public relations and information replied. "I don't know and I don't give a damn." In most cases, however, gaps could be filled by, reference to published salaries of known public rela- tions employes. Virtually all the figures used were those prepared by the offices contacted in response to the AP request. This made possible a more detailed count than was possible for the 1967 AP survey. The 1971 count by the Office of Management and Budget, which concentrated on public relations and promotions, produced a figure of $165 million. One congressional aide remained skeptical of all surveys. "Everyone will underestimate his own spending." the aide said. "Multiply your figures by five and you may come up with an accurate number." * SAVE. .SAVE. .SAVE * S -^^ $ Stodgy Maine Now Where Action Is (Continued from Page 3E) Homes built by Wing's students are recognizable by their post 'and beam construction and shed-type roofs with large overhangs that offer cooling shade in summer. The glass fronts face to the south, allowing the low-arching-winter sun to provide heat. Abby Rockefeller, daughter of banker David Rockefeller, is president of. Clivus. Multrum USA, which manufactures the 30-year-old "Swedish-designed device she . 'hopes will supplant the flush toilet. Production began last summer in the large.fiberglass tanks in which toilet and · kitchen wastes decompose, returning nutrients to the soil and allowing gas to escape through a vent in the roof. · Environmentalists have hailed the neat, , odor-free system as a way to save water ', while preventing vegetative pollution and · fish kills in lakes and streams. \ All these innovations -- the clivus mul- ; trum. Shelter Institute Homes, wind gen- ;-erators -- editor-philospher Cole classifies · as examples of postindustrialism. which " '. he defines as the movement away from 'mass production, mass waste and mass. consumption. But why should this reversal occur in conservative Maine? Cole cites its proximity to Boston with its intellectural community . . . "Maine is the country annex of Harvard"· -- and oth-, ers note the relative availability of land. Mainers love their state and it isn't surprising that town and state officials are receptive to new. nonpolluting ideas. Indeed, the clivus multrum has been incorporated into the state plumbing code, traditionally about as hard to tamper with as the Bible. Mainers also have a liking, even a respect, for eccentrics. If a neighbor builds a windmill, well, a neighbor built a windmill. Nothing to get upset about. Mainers like craftsmanship, inventiveness. After all..Maine is where the earmuff was invented and that's getting down to basics. COOL 19%' 0 N YOUR HOME WITH Y the revolutionary jrm ·--i . · if^. t~\ i· ii ana A Electric/Gas Cooling-Heating A U unit V U R HEATS WITH GAS! COOLS WITH ELECTRICITY! 1 L Strout Continued from Page 2E) hind (lifted sometimes off their feet.) The trees went to His Majesty's Navy in special mast ships before the Revolution and Adm. Nelson at Trafalgar knew about Lee's masts' and spars... "Well goodby,' 1 the man said to the tree after a while. "I may be back, or 1 may not. Thanks for working on the boulder. It would please grandfather. I think. Tell me again how you did it -- I mean for those boulders back where I'm going - ?" "I just grew." said the polite tree. "That is bigger than boulders or glaciers. Life is stronger than any of them. And then somebody comes along with a beanpole." The man hesitated as though he were going to say something, but then walked down to the place by the wall where the Holsteins used to wait and tinkle their cowbells impatient to be milked; there used to be a gate here where you could swing with bare feel. Yes. these must be the old rusted hinges - you pushed a bar across the slot to open it. Behind him the breeze sighed, and the tree seemed to wave a courteous goodby. ··^'Patience", it s$i. "Get bigger. And a good beanpole." S A V E A study by an independent testina laboratory shows that an Amana Electric/Gas unit · with exclusive Heat Transfer Module can reduce gas heating fuel consumption by as much as 19% when compared to a conventional gas furnace. Think what this can mean to your home heating bill now and in the future. NO FUMES IN YOUR HOME NO FLAME IN YOUR HOME SINCE YOU GIVES YOU MORE ROOM IN YOUR BASEMENT... SINCE YOUR SPACE CONSUMING FURNACE IS REMOVED. USE THIS SPACE FOR RECREATION, STORAGE, ETC. · Based onlaboratory tests and projected performance, compared to published performance for conventional furnaces. Savings will vary with climate and weather condition,*. V A L U A B L E KROGER COUPON Kr*f*f Kwick Krisp = Sliced Bacon 5 12-01. Pkg. $129 1 Cmtirtt 1575-ne Kr«tr C«. Ittms and Prices Itll »«. 17 thnj A«I. 23 in »ll West Vitiitii KroierSfrrts HC epi in the Ho.thri naatfle ri West Vinj-iii nt MeOntll mi Mercer Counties. We rescne toe nint ti lint inintitits. NONE SOLD TO DEALERS. "Convenient Terms Available" Call today for a FREE Home Survey... Phone 346-8940 or 346-8102 CHARLESTON HEATING CO. INC. 1136 Oakhurst Dr... Charleston 3 "Licensed tnfrtollers" (With Coupon) Limit One With Coupon $10 or Mort Void Afl.f Sat.. 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