Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 31, 1975 · Page 4
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 4

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 31, 1975
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4\ -- August 31,1975 Sunday Finishing Touches Given Lawn Rep. Ken Hechler Pushes Mower -APWirephoto casual seating groups by Homer An incomparable value in casual comfort. . . ideal for young marrieds or the family recreation room! Contemporary styling or colonial design with wood trim and Herculon® Olefin fiber upholstery. 15% OFF SAVE ASK ABOUT OUR PIAMIID SHBIM . p TO MHH,HNmNGlH. 22,1875 ,-4'' Hechler Earns Sore Muscles, New Respect for Menial Labor «w tax svsAeee," fee said. AttfeMgb be dawned feis labor ao4 gave away the tips he earned as a waiter, Heefe- HUNTLNGTON. W.Ya. AP) - When Rep. Ken Hechler returns to Congress this week, he'll have a sore thumb, some hard- earned muscles and a brand-new waistline. "Look. I had to cut a new notch in my belt," said the 61- year-old Democrat who has served West Virginia's 4th Congressional District for 16 years. Hechler sported a deep tan and a bandage on his thumb. "I burned it yesterday." he said. "I picked up a pot of hot corn while serving the mealson-wheels program here. The lady in charge warned me about that pot but I guess I forgot." The day was Friday and Hechler was winding up a month of menial labor in the eight counties of his constituency. It was a month that saw h i m -- a m o n g other things-- haul garbage, wait tables, bale hay, direct traffic and work as an orderly in a mental hospital. "The garbage hauling was the most demanding work physically," he recalled while sipping a cup of coffee in a local restaurant. "'That and the traffic control job at Beckley. But the job I was least prepared for came when 1 tried to build a porch for an old lady down at Princeton." His most distasteful task, he said, was holding young pigs while they were being castrated. "I tried to get out of it but they wouldn't let me. They said it was part of life on the farm." In all. Hechler labored at more than 20 occupations. He said he came away from the experience with a much healthier respect for the people who'perform these tasks for society. "I learned how to do a lot of useful things," he sadded, "and discovered the complexities of some jobs that on the surface appear to be very simple. For example, it's certainly not easy to wait tables and keep track of everything as well as get along with the cook. And there's a certain way to stack produce in a grocery so everything will be displayed in the most attractive and colorful way." Hechler began his tasks Aug. 6 as a waiter in a Williamson restaurant and wound up Friday, cutting the lawn at a Huntington settlement house. He said he got the idea to spend the congressional recess in such a manner after Congress voted itself a pay raise and a vacation. "1 voted against both issues. But 1 still wanted to do something that would be both beneficial and of public service. He talked with hundreds of people during the month and said the most consistent feedback he got was a deep frustration with the federal tax system. "The working people feel the system is unfair and unjust; that the very poor and the very rich escape while they must carry the load. They didn't criticize the poor as much as the rich...and the big oil companies that get away with murderjmdex as an advertising salesman for the Welch Daily News. The pdblisbef-probaMy HecWer's most outspoken foe iu the district--"insisted I take the money." he said. "The newspaper staff treated me very well and I sold a couple of ads to businessmen who said they had never before advertised in that pe- per." But if he made little money, he piled up a fortune in good will. "I guess I've gotten 150 letters and calls from people across the state and the country who have seen and read about my activities," he said. "What I've been doing seems to have struck a responsive chord among many people. "You know, when we're sitting up there in Washington, many congressmen get an exaggerated sense of our own importance. All the functionaries are trained to bow and scrape and after you've been there a while you begin to feel you're a cut above everybody else. "That's why it's so important for congressmen and public officials to come back home and be reminded they are servants of the people and not just there to feed off the people." You'll never need to buy another pair of socks again for the rest of your life! {unlessllour laundr!l loses them} When our new merchandise man was offered an exclusive on these indestructible nylon socks, he called the manufacturer a liar. "Can't be done!" he said. "If the .socks are as strong and durable as you claim, they've got to be so stiff underfoot, they'll be unwearable!" "Kitten-soft," said the manufacturer. "Then they won't wash satisfactorily." "Always come out like new,-" barked the manufacturer. "Permanent colors, lasting texture and shape." "Or you'll weasel the guarantee," added our man, doublingly. "Unconditional!" snapped the manufacturer. "What's the catch?" "No catch, no secret!" said the manufacturer happily. "8-ply DuPont nylon --instead of the usual 4. Woven so closely, they make ordinary socks look like they're three-quarters air, by comparison! Styled by one of the world's greatest sock designers--foi perfect proportion and lit. Guaranteed to wear forever, in normal use. That 'normal use' simply means don't burn holes in them deliberately, or try to cut them with scissors or razor." We still had to be shown So we got w "pies. And we wore them. And wore them. And machine washed them. And Laundromalted- them. And tortured them. Llks wearing-one pair for a weak straight--till we thought they'd, drawn in sweat. Then we washed them --with no sweat! They looked and felt like new. The socks didn't surrender. We did. They're for real --and forever! So here they are. The forever socks. All black, or in a 6-pair assortment of smart solid colors to complement any wardrobe, 2 pairs black, 2 charcoal 1 navy, 1 loden. Ankle length, with elastic tops' for snug fit. Fit any size 10»/ 2 to 1?. 6 pairs only $7.98 If you've got a slow laundry (or grown-up kids), take us up on our discount dozen o f f e r . . . 12 pairs --only $14.98. Same assortment (only doubled)... same forever guarantee! MAIN ST., 10X1II OB* Irf «.t.w.n,W.¥«. 15671 W. VQ. R«M*nn odd 3S MM TOR rush m« Ihi following "" I »r lacks: fl 6 p»irj lor 17.98 plui 70c posti|t in* hindling r, 12 pain for $14.98 plus 11.30 postije and ""' handling Cluck one: H All blick 01 | i Asiorted colon Name City. Slate. 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V3 OFF DRAPERIES--Third Floor Franciscan's 100th birthday sale ... 20% off on Franciscan earthenware! Save 20% on 20-piece s e t s . . . four each dinner plate, salad plale, cup and saucer, soup/cereal. Save 20% on nine most wanted dishes.. . fruit, soup/cereal, bread butter plate, creamer, sugar with lid, medium vegetable, large vegetable, and salt/pepper. Save 20% on twelve favorite patterns including Desert Rose, Apple, Picnic, Jamoca, Hacienda, Hacienda Green, Maderia, Floral and the four new Greenhouse Collection designs including Daffocil Bluebell, Poppy, and Sweet P % ea! 20% OFI CHINA-- Fifth Floor FRANCISCAN

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