Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 17, 1977 · Page 6
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 6

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1977
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Page 6 Garden City Telegram Thursday, November 17, 1977 Vern 'Proud' of Anti-Porn Campaign Waltons Now Moving into Wartime TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Attorney General Vern Miller told a Topeka church rally Tuesday night he is "kind of proud of what I'm doing" in his anti-pornography campaign in Wichita. Miller, now Sedgwick County district attorney, appeared at a rally sponsored by a new organization here which calls itself the Committee for a Decent Community. The group plans to lobby the Shawnee County Commission for a resolution to outlaw massage parlors which operate just outside the Topeka city limits, mostly on U.S Highway 75 south of the city. "That's my job," Miller told his audience at a local church, referring to his campaign of the past year against pornography in Wichita. Miller also said obscenity laws work if local citizens see that they are enforced. He urged the Topeka group to follow the lead taken by similar groups in Wichita in attacking obscenity. The state's present attorney general, Curt Schneider, joined Miller at the rally, saying he agrees with Miller's crusade. Miller and Schneider joined the group in singing patriotic and religious songs. LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an odd thing about "The Waltons," that gentle clan of the Virginia hills. If you don't watch the show much, you tend to think they're still in the Depression era. But last week's episode had them pausing to hear the war BUSINESS MIRROR news from Europe, had one Walton boy home from National Guard training and another wishing he could become a Royal Air Force fighter pilot. And tonight, a family crisis occurs when Grandpa Walton invites Army units on maneuvers to bivouac on his land. In short, that distant war in Europe is coming closer and Tis the Season To Be Spendthrift FURNACE CLEANING SPECIAL I Clean Up To And I Including A w 115,000 BTU FURNACE I $0095 39 PLUS TAX PRICE FOR FURNACE CLEANING ONLY. CALL Midwest Furnace Cleaning 275-6306 or 275-6468 NEW YORK (AP) — Hold onto your wallet. 'Tis the season to be merry in the stores and all the ingenuity of the merchandising fraternity is designed to make you and your dollar welcome. Late reports suggest that this may be an exceedingly spendthrift Christmas. Retail sales for the year are going to top $700 billion, and something like $75 billion of that is likely to be added up in December alone. Indicating the trend, October sales leaped 1.8 per cent over the previous month, one of the strongest showings of the year. Unlike in some years, merchants don't have to set a spending mood, but merely prolong it. Consumers seem to be in an ebullient mood. Credit is the mixer for the holiday cocktail, and consumers have been adding to their installment Dr. M. D. Niedens Chiropractic Office 811 Main Garden City Hours 8:30-5:30 Thurs.-Sat. 8:30-12 borrowing at a rate of $2.5 billion a month, bringing the total to about $200 billion. Does that figure frighten you? It frightens more than a few retailers, and some bankers too, but the truth is it amounts to just 17 percent of disposable personal income, or 1 percent below the record set in 1973. Should a sharp economic downturn occur it seems likely that some of those bflls might be late in being repaid, but few economists expect such an event to take place. Meanwhile, repayments are said to be satisfactory. Despite the complications, retailers generally are pleased to assist in the accumulation of consumer credit because, as they are ever aware, they have in the Christmas selling season about 30 of the best sales days of the year. The consumer, on the other hand, has six times that number of days during the next year in which to work toward repaying the bills. To retailers, this adds up to a good deal, especially since many of them sell the receivable account. Again using last year as a measure, almost all types of retail outlets except automotive dealers, who have their own special selling season, and building materials and hardware stores will share in the spending spree. Sales of home furnishings and household appliance stores soared last Christmas season, so did sales in apparel and accessory stores, toy stores, jewelry stores, book stores, grocery stores, variety stores and liquor stores. For some merchants the month of December is a make or break period during which they either earn profit for the year or suffer for another 11 months, during which they must dispose of their stock at vast price cuts. This is especially true of stores specializing in toys and dolls, which to some extent have developed the concept of a fresh model every year, forcing the merchant to restock no matter how large his inventory. closer for members of the durable CBS family series created by Earl Hamnner, who grew up in the rural town of Schuyler, Va. Last season, he says, the series combined the years 1937-38 "because we'd just about used up every aspect of the Depression and we didn't want to start repeating things. "And since the Depression always had been the villain, we felt we needed a new villain in the form of World War II, which would be especially threatening to a family with that many (four) boys." As most viewers know, Richard Thomas, who played the oldest son, John-Boy, left the series after last season. But he still is mentioned by the family in various episodes this year, Hamner says. At last report, John-Boy was in New York, working for The Associated Press, of all things, and writing his second novel. Hamner, 54, whose hit series is based on his memories of growing Up in rural Virginia, says he's keeping this season's shows in a period just before the start of the draft for American men in 1940. "This is because we don't want to lose any of the remaining boys quite yet," he said. "And when they're drafted, we'll work the stories SERVICE MASTER CARPET CLEANING 275-1433 "The Cleaning People Who Care" around them when they're home on leave." If "The Waltons" is renewed for a seventh season, it would then deal with the Pearl Harbor attack and America's entry into the war. But Hamner says the focus will remain on the family, on the impact of the war on the Waltons who stay home in Virginia, and won't directly follow the young Walton men hrough military service. "No, we won't do that," he said. "I think the reason people like this show is the family unit, the strength they sense in this family in that particular place." FOR THE VERY FINEST i >, t - ir- "(-' EGG NOG DRIHK Try MYERS FROZEN OLD FASHIONED EGG NOG DRINK HALF GALLON ONLY $169 1 MYERS DAIRY 121 Grant 275-5751 The Friend y hoiks invite You to Save on — Gifts 'n Fun Everyone LAYAWAY FOR THAT SPECIAL DAY NIGHT BATTLE ROBOT BATTLE CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE COfflDAT! 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