Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 66
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 66

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 11, 1976
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IZE July I), 1976 VT Wat Virgin!* ---How to BUY Betrothals Announced Land Schemes Persist By Sidney Margolis Consumer Expert for . T/lc Sunday tnjc/(c-.Ucn7 WASHINGTON - Investigations of the Miwrder of Don Bolles. a reporter for The Arizona Republic, a Phoenix newspaper, show the extent and persistence of high- lressure land sale schemes even after 20 years of exposure and warnings. Bolles was Killed in June when his car was rigged with a bomb operated by a remote-control -device. He. had been reporting on abuses in land sales. His murder was the second one related to Arizona land promotions. Earlier a land company of ficialiwas killed the day before he was scheduled to t e s t i f y about land selling activities.. High-pressure selling of land and vacation sites have been continuing in many other states besides Arizona, although Arizona has been one of the most notorious. The promotions continue despite feeble efforts by various state and federal authorities to regulate land sales. Kven in the pas! two years a number of promotions in iVew Mexico. Florida. Colorado. Kansas. Arkansas. Nebraska and the . Poconu Mountains in Pennsylvania have drawn criticism and sometimes legal action Irom the Federal Trade Commission and various state authorities. The investigations ol Bolles' murder now in progress not only show the criminal nature of some land promoters but also have indicated that prominent people may be involved in such promotions. One investigator reports that the participation of prominent people in Arizona promotions was facilitated by the legal use in that state of numbered trusts concealing the identity of the investors and developers. Too. banks and mortgage companies, even if not necessarily knowingly, aid the land promoters by providing the capital for their opration. *** · ONE FACT stands out in this violent result of the Arizona promotions and in the many other complaints, of high-pressure land selling. It simply is extremely risky to buy any property without seeing it. The risk remains despite the relatively recent requirement by the U.S. Housing'and Urban Development Department that interstate land sellers must register their promotions and submit a property report. Often home sites offered in the promotions in the Southwest have proved to be in arid areas without the roads, lakes, clubhouses and other promised facilities. Sometimes vacation sites in ski resorts or mountain communities did not have the promised facilities. Sometimes smaller investors excited by the vision of high returns promised by land promoters have themselves been rooked. Florida state officials reported that some land companies have borrowed from banks or large investors to start their operations, giving first mortgages as security. The developers then have sold lots with small down payments and also participation notes to other investors, who think they have first mortgages on these lots as their security. But when buyers of lots have defaulted on their payments, as many do. the later batch of investors have found that the original lender really has the first mortgage. Aside from the Arizona incident, and having no connections with it. a surprising number of complaints have been issued in recent months against land promoters around the country. One of the biggest companies involved is Bankers Life and Casualty Co.. of Chicago and John D. MacAr- t h u r . its owner. They were charged by FTC with using deceptive methods to sell lots in Colorado. The developments involved are the Rio Grande Ranches, San Luis Vallev Ranches. Larwill Costilla Wife Can Aid Retiree Adjustment EUCLID, Ohio i/Ti -- Retirees must learn to think of themselves as individual persons instead of rnachtnsts. accountants aiid w h a t e v e r , as ''who" instead of what." says a man who teaches them how. Dick Williams. 40. spent seven years reseat ching, compiling and putting into effect a program designed to help workers prepare for retirement. And he says he finds they need the help, though when he first started the program.. he found few were interested in joining it. That lack of interest was overcome by the simple expedient uf sending word of the program home with the -workers -- to their wives. Husbands and wives take the course jointly because, Williams says, it is the wife who guides the husband through the retirement crisis, just as she once guided the children and helped her family make its way through job and financial crises. The man has been accustomed to being away at work all day and to bringing in the money on which the family lives. Upon retirement, he sometimes starts to fiddle ar- otind the house, doing sgrne of the shopping arid eventually disrupting the household. Williams says. Instead, the couple must develop supportive coexisting roles, he says. ·5 Easy Pieces 6y Banff THE BIG TOP is the key 'to summer's newest sun-vacation wardrobe-team it v.'ith wide-leg pants, pedal pushers, Ber- 1 miida shorts and short-shorts all in Pinted Pattern M414 by Gianni Ferri for Banff! Whip up all five easy pieces for a mini- a m o u n t of money in the gayest colors, stripes, prints and the fun-worthy fabrics you love-denim, khaki, knits, cotton blends, rayon linen, nylon, pongee! All the sewing is carefree--just two main parts tor the top, two for the elastic-waist pants. Don't let this get by you-send now and whip it all up in a day for sunny days. Printed Pattern M414 is available in Misses' Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18. Size 12 (bust 34) top requires 1 3/4 yards 45-inch fabric, pants, belt and binding require 2 5/8 yds. contrast. Please send $1.25 for Printed Pattern M414 to Sunday Gazette-Mail Pattern Department, P.O. Box 59, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N.Y. 10011. (Add 35? for each pattern for First Class Airmail and Special handling.) Print plainly YOUR NAME. ADDRESS with ZIP, STYLE NUMBER and SIZE. » Ranches, Estates of the World, and others. The FTC alleged that not all the sites were usable because of lack of utilities. * *« IN ARKANSAS, HUD suspended registration of Southern Meadows Developers for not submitting a property report and other required documents. HUD also charged that the developers of Devils Nest Development Co. of Nebraska, a ski resort development, failed to tell prospects that there were several law suits against it. and that it didn't have the funds to complete certain facilities by the promised time. HUD also suspended sales of an Arizona 'company. Recreation Leisure Land Co., tor failure to give required data to buyers of lots in its Casa Grande West and Midway City developments. In Kansas, the promoters of a development in Lake Chaparral were ordered to repay buyers who want their money back. HUD charged that the promoters failed to make promised improvements, including paved roads and running water. The Telluride Ski Ranches and Cortina promotions in Colorado, also were required to establish a repayment fund because they kept on selling lots after suspension for alleged inaccuracies in their property reports. Vacation home-site promotions also have produced some grief. The New Jersey-based developer of Pocono Haven Corp. and Sea and Ski Homes pleaded guilty to a Postal Service complaint that these resorts had never provided promised ski slopes, marina, pools, beaches, and so on. In fact there have been so many disappointments in recent Pocono Mountain promotions that the market is loaded with buyers trying to re-sell, reports Pennsylvania real-estate authority. Donald H. Bergeron. Pauley-Arthur Miss Susan Kay Pauley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Pauley of St.-Albans, and Clennie Earl Arthur III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren R. Magoun of Nitro, will be married Oct. 16 in the Abney Street Church of God. The bride-elect and her fiance are employed by the General Division of the Charleston Area Medical Center. Casto-Graham KENNA- Mr. and Mrs. Keith J. Casto announce the engagement of their daughter, Keitha Lynn, to Paul Lee Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Graham of Hamlin. The open church wedding will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 in the Grasslick Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a graduate of Marshall University with a B. A. in counsell- ing, and is currently working on her master's in counselling and guidance. Her fiance is currently attending Marshall University after serving two years in the Navy. Hess-Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hess Jr., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Ann to Robert Carson Hodges, son of Mr. and Mrs. R?C. Hodges, all of Hurricane. A September wedding is planned. Hints for Food Most varieties of fresh fish and shellfish are more abundant and generally cost less per pound during certain seasons of the year. * * * For best flavor and cooking quality, use eggs within a week. Mace-Eavenson Miss Patti Ann Mace, daughter of Mrs. Rex Mace of South Charleston, and Gary Robert Eavenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Eavenson of Bridgeport, will be married at 2 p.m. Aug. 14, in the First United Methodist Cliurch of South Charleston. The bride-elect attended Marshall University and is employed by Kanawha Banking Trust Co. Her fiance will graduate from West Virginia University in the fall. Glassock-Wiseman Mrs. George W. Glascock of Virgilina. Va., announces the engagement of her daughter, Lou Gayle, to Harold Clyde Wiseman, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Clyde Wiseman of Charleston on Aug. 14. The bride-elect is a graduate of Radford College with a B. S. in special and early childhood education. 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