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Gurtlrn City 'lYIcprum Friclny. November 25. 1977 I'upe 3A Fluoride Aplenty Concern Voiced McCRACKEN, Kan. — When Chris Jones was ready to lose his baby teeth, he had to go to the dentist to have them pulled. "It was like they were imbedded in concrete," said his mother, Mrs. Thayne Jones. "It cost me a hundred bucks." The reason was the amount of fluoride naturally occurring in McCracken's water supply. Chris is now 14, but the city's unusual amount of fluoride is back in the news again. A new well has even more fluoride than the old one and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Kansas Board of Health are concerned. The new well, dug by Rush County Water District No. i, has 2.8 parts per million of fluoride. The maximum acceptable level is 1.8 parts per million. Water district officials have hired Ralph Johnson, a con- sulting engineer from Stockton, who says he can cut the amount of fluoride by use of an ion-exchange system, similar to a process used by water softeners. "We're going to have a fine well and a good water supply," Johnson said. He said the new well has more fluoride because it is 400 feet deep, compared to the old well which was only 30 feet deep. Johnson said the old well had enough fluoride. "People out here have real good teeth." Guess What, After 22 Years? * Watch this newspaper for further details. Going Bananas If It's noon, these must be bananas, and four of the seven featured chimps of the Rlngling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus make a feast of them in Chicago. Beside monkeying around with bananas, their diet includes Golden Delicious apples, Valencia oranges, pears, grapes, Oreo cookies and Flintstones vitamins. (AP Photo). brookYCfcllei) * SPORTSWEAR THIS IS THE LARGEST SINGLE SPORTSWEAR GROUP WE HAVE HAD ON SALE AT ONE TIME. THESE ARE ALL NEW WINTER '77 ARRIVALS AS ALWAYS, FIRST QUALITY! REG. 5 12 011 - S 30 00 Price LIMITED QUANTITIES! Prices Effective thru Nov. 26 or While Our Supply Lasts. Cardboard Bases Hobby Club Peanut Statues Comical Peanut statues are fun to make. Easy, too. All you need are some roasted peanuts, some straight pins, small squares of cardboard, India ink and a drawing pen. Select peanuts that have shells which will most nearly resemble people once you have drawn faces on them as in the illustration. After studying a peanut to decide the facial features best suited for it, proceed to draw^ the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair. Allow the ink to dry. Stick a straight pin through the center of a cardboard square, then press the end of the peanut down upon the pin. The pin will hold the peanut upright and the base of cardboard will prevent it from tipping over. Make several peanut statues and display them on your desk or what-not shelf. Annual Show Set for Leoti LEOTI— Two days of buying, selling and trading will be provided at the 13th annual Gun-Coin-Rock and Hobby Show Dec. 3-4 at the Wichita County Fairgrounds Community Building. Exhibitors may have a table at the show for a $10 fee. Tables must be covered and exhibitors are required to provide their own table covers. v Table registration may be arranged by contacting W.D. Yotter, Box 742, Leoti, 67861, or phoning (316) 375-2514, or Mike Grqver, Leoti, 375-2621. There will be free admission for the public. The, show is sponsored 1 by the Wichita County Rifle and Pistol Club. The show will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 4. \ TW&* f . „:'•'.' ;j In The Eastgate Shopping Center 1315 E. Kansas Avenue jf * '