Any Citizen Can Be Ambassador Go lesbu rg; Reg i ste^Ma II, J3a lesbur g, J 11 . _ Monday^ June J JL 1 973 23 , By f)!0K WEST WA&tfNGTOM (UPI) - It has lfiliig befcn part of the American dream that any citlzbn, no matter how ldwly born, can grow up to buy an ambassadorship. The Lighter Side I remember once when 1 was but a latfi my old grandfather took me upon his knee, gjA've. my tousled head a pat and asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. "Shucks, Gramps, I really haven't given it'much thought," I replied, "but I reckon as how one day I would like to be ambassador to Luxembourg*" The old man's eyes lit up "And you can do it, too, by cracky," he cried. "You might have been born on the wrong side of the tracks, but in a democracy like ours 'that doesn't bar anybody. As Much Chance as Anyone ."As long as you're honest and diligent and intelligent and energetic and make a big campaign contribution to the right presidential candidate, you've got as much chance as anyone." While preparing my income tax return, I magnanimously checked the box authorizing $1 of my taxes to be channeled into a presidential campaign kitty. . Admittedly, this gesture was sotfuSwhat overshadowed by the $300^000 that Ruth Farkas, the present ambassador to Luxenfc bourg,contributed to President Nixoh's campaign last year. But, we all have to star: . somewhere. It now appears, however, that those of - us hoping for a fire sale .of diplomatic , posts 'may ADVERTISEMENT you're 901113 deaf? Chicago, 111. — A free offer to special interest to those who hear but do w6t urodersiiiaind wards has been amwuniced by Beifone. A ? fton-^eira.itang modfl of the smallest Beltane aid eve? m/aide will be given absodutely free to anyone a^iwering. this advertisement. Try it to see how it is worn in the privacy of yow own home iwiithoutt cost or oblgaition of any kind. It's yours to keep, free. It weighs Hess tan a third of an ounce, and it's al at ear level, in one unit. No wires lead from (body to head. These models are ifiree, so we suggest you write for yours now. Again, we repealt, iiere is nio cost, and certainly no'obli- gialtkm. Write to Dept. 4668, Beltonie Electronics Corp., 4201 W. Victoria, Chicago, Ufl. 60646. have our ambitions thwarted m Congress. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is said to be drafting new policy rules that would deny confirmation, except in special cases, to ambassadorial appointees who also happened to be big campaign contributors. Under this proposal, $5,000 would be the cutoff point. At present rates, $5,000 wouldn't even get you a job as a diplomatic courier. The committee move smacks of discrimination and is certain to have a depressing effect on the national ' economy by destroying yet another incentive. I mean, what's the point of working hard all your life to amass a huge fortune if,you can't spend it on an ambassadorship? What's money for anyway, if not to buy the things you want? Seven Killed In Head-on Auto Crash HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (UPI) Two automobiles collided head on seven miles north of HuntsviJie Sunday night, killing seven persons and injuring three others, two of them critically. "; : / "" The victims'""were identified as Henry George Bowden, 30, Trinity, Tex,; Mary Allen Bawls; 41; RachelteiKeyes, 4; Aldall McQueen, 5; Joyce Elane McDaniei, 9; Charles Rawls, 4, and Lula Bell McDaniei, 49, all of Houston. The injured were identified as Delbert Rawls, -3; Johnny Raiwls, 46, and Michaell Keys, 2, all of'Houston. Delbert and Jcihnny Rawls were in critical condition. Michaell Keys was in satisfactory condition. Bowdien was by himself in his automobile. All the others were in the other automobile. Highway patrolmen Paul Bruno and Gene Austin Lockhart, who investigated, did not indicate what caused, the accident. / . ' • , .,.:', Gov. Walker. (Continued From Page. 10) Eartl Hits Japan TOKVO (UPI) - A strong earthquake followed by a tidal •wave hit the northern Japanese islands of Hokkaido and Honshu Sunday, injuring at ldflst 23 persons and causing more than $5 million damage, the local government said today. The damage included 26 battered or sunken ships, about 200 flooded homes and fissures n highways. About 300 tons of dead salmon were washed ashore by the 6^-foot tidal wave that followed the temblor The quake, which measured 7.25 on the Richter scale and ive on the Japanese scale of seven, rocked Hokkaido and northern Honshu at 12:55 p.m A total of 34 aftershocks, including three which regis- ered four or more on the Japanese scale, have been reported by the Sapporo Seis mological Agency. Police said most of the njured were hit by falling debris in their homes. None of the after tremors caused any serious damage or injuries. TV Sets Bring Watergate 'Action By HELEN THOMAS UPI White House Reporter WASHINGTON (U P I) President Nixon traditionally does not watch television and there is no impulse now to turn on the lube during the Watergate period. But TV sets in other parts of the White House are blaring forth. There are throe in the Press Center with reporters glued to them. They are turned off only when Press Secretary Ronald L. Zieglcr or his Deputy Gerald L. Warren call a briefing. In the First Family, Julie and David Eisenhower have been watching some of their old friends during the hearings, The President's daughter continues to be "mystified" that so many of the President's associates have been caught in the Watergate web. you always, knew where you stood with him. To others he was a fearful taskmaster, keeper of the gate who screened all presidential callers with a fishy eye. Once an eminent government official, a long time friend of the Now that he has departed the White House, the lines among friends and foes are clearly drawn when it comes to H. R H a 1 d e m a n, Nixon's trusted chief of staff. Some aides say he was a square shooter and President's stopped by to see Nixon without clearing his appointment with ( Haldeman. Whch he emerged from the Oval Office Haldeman demand* ed to know why he was there. The official pointed to the presidential ''ask him." domain and said Haldeman's deputy Lawrence Higdbe is remembered for telling Sen. Robert A. Dole, R- Kan., former Chairman of the Republican National Commit- Section Of Highway Is Open to Cars WEST QUINCY, Mo. (UPI) A flooded section of U.S. 24 between West Quincy and Quincy, III., was opened to traffic at 5, a.m. today for the first time in nearly two months but was closed to truck traffic 16 minutes later when some heavy trucks were unable to cross the Quincy Memorial Bridge. The highway became flooded when Mississippi River levees broke April 23 in the Fabius Drainage District during the record spring floods. About 15,000 acres were flooded. The highway was closed at its terminus on the western edge of the Quincy bridge. The closing meant Quincy motorists' closest. access to Missouri was by way of bridges at Hannibal, 20 miles to the south, or Keo kuk, Iowa, 40 miles to the north. Robert Patton, district engineer of the Missouri Highway Department, said Sunday that as the water receded the main trouble spot on the highway was under the Burlington-Northern Railroad viaduct in this unincorporated community just across the river from Quincy. As much as 12 feet of water collected under the viaduct, Patton said. A 50-man crew from the Highway Department worked throughoat the night Saturday to prevent serious wave damage to sandbag dikes along, the highway because of a severe thunderstorm. Patton said workmen repaired sandbags and set up two pumps to drain VA million gallons of floodwaters under the railroad viaduct. The Mississippi at Quincy dropped below flood stage of 17 feet last Tuesday for the first time in 93 days. The river returned to its banks at Hannibal, where flood stage is 16 feet, on Friday. Now You Know... By United Press International Clams range in weight from a fraction of an ounce to more than 500 pounds. As many as 50,000 alligators were killed in a single section of Florida in 1898 tee: "So you want to, jje6 the President, well he'll* Bd "on television tonight." Nixon's economic 'advisers are at the opposite end'of the spectrum. According >'to- one wag, adviser John B. .Cortnally wants to "freeze the world" while his successor Treasury Secretary George PcShultz wants to "give it away/A -n The First Lady has hired two college girls to sSrve as summer interns on her" staff. They are Linda Smith;-SI, of Ardmore, Pa., who '"attends Wheaton College in «»> Massachusetts and Karen .'^Jueanne Davids, 20, of Annandalev Va., who attends the University of North Carolina at Grderfsboro. Both are Republicans 1 ' and thrilled to be working"at the White House. LOOK UNDER THE BIG RED & WHITE AWHING WEDNESDAY NIGHT has been certified by the state of Illinois to teach the course. The class will include free instruction manual and reference manual. • The clinic will emphasize application, operation . ar\d service of vehicle emission control systems and devices used on most U.S. and foreign cars and 1 i g h t duty American-made trucks. Each of the (wo sessions is dimited to 25 persons. Registration may be made through the office of adult education at. the East Campus office. Your Ticket to Greater Banking Convenience THE FARMERS AND MECHANICS BANK g *L£SBUHO, IUINOIS MEMBER OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Most people are paying too much for new homes (and they'll pay more tomorrow). We don't think you should. Housing costs are going up. Because of our large operation, Wausau Homes can buffer the home-buyer from rising costs. We can assure you of the price that appears on your contract. And, where other manufacturers have jumped prices considerably, our increases have been extremely modest —- so that some builders even say we're under- priced. Unexpected added costs often take the buyer by surprise. The so called easy finishing of some housing packages often leads to added expense, plus you have the inconvenience of sawdust living. At Wausau Homes we put it all together . . . plumbing, heating, electrical work, paneled walls, decorator designed bathrooms, cathedral beamed ceilings, plus much more. So look at the product and the total finished costs. Most builders are forced to react to month by month inflationary trends. We don't have to be at the mercy of monthly inflation* ary price hikes. At Wausau Homes, we give you a set price based on volume buying with long term purchase contracts with our material sources. Delaying your decision can be costly. Wausau Homes costs will continue to be lower than comparable competitive housing, but it still pays to sign your home contract today. Not only is the basic savings yours, but as other prices rise and yours stays stable you can realistically call the difference in dollars * ''savings." And you can buy now and have your home erected later . . . when you're ready. Wausau Homes are worth waiting for. Maintenance is low, appreciation grows steadily. And you're building valuable equity, at a per month payment that could well be lower than what you're paying now, All great pluses compared to older homes or cramped mobile home living with built-in depreciation and high heating bills. Manufactured housing is now proven to be equal or of better quality than conventional housing. At Wausau Homes we use a controlled construction process. We build our homes in the factory, out of the weather, so we can control all areas of materials and construction. And we continually test and research new materials. If we find a better way to construct your home - we're going to do it. Take the Titan HI™ , our stressed-skin floor panel. It's structurally three times stronger than need be — and it allows us to build homes that are more reasonably priced. Thousands of installations prove its merits. The need for better housing at fair prices may not be the long range goal of many builders. It has always been our corporate goal to. provide quality, in attractive permanent housing to anyone who wants it. We now offer over 75 designs in 2,3, 4, and 5 bedroom homes, priced from $12,000 to $45,000. We pioneered concepts like our H.E.P. CORE'" — a mechanical system which incorporates heating, electrical and plumbing work into a single unit. The cost savings over hiring a plumber, electrician and heating expert are evident. And this type of innovative thinking carries through our entire process. People fail to understand the advantages of manufacturing cycles. At Wausau Homes, our peak selling time is summer. So when summer is over, instead of facing our people with layoffs, we offer a premium with some of our homes. Take our appliance offer for example. When the home-buyer accepts delivery the first three months of the year he gets a free Whirlpool refrigerator, oven, exhaust hood, dishwasher and range top. So we keep our factories rolling during the winter and the home owner is the winner. Compare, And see why Wausau Homes is the best value for your investment dollar. ti _^ WAUSAU HOMES, INC. Ottumwa Airport, Ottumwa, IA 52501 Key;. GR-6/18 I'm interested in making the wisest home-buying decision, P Please send your catalog. P Please send the name of your nearest dealer too. NAME " ADDRESS I 1 CITY STATE ZIP *TM COUNTY Dealerships available in some areas. PHONE • I am Interested in being 9 dealer "A Good Neighbor Anywhere" Do something special for you and your family. Take a few brief moments and send for our full color catalog. It's free. And it could well save you thousands of dollars in housing costs. Copyright 1973, Wausau Homes, Inc.
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