The News Tribune from Tacoma, Washington on August 29, 1979 · 2
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The News Tribune from Tacoma, Washington · 2

Tacoma, Washington
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Wednesday, August 29, 1979
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V T’rrrrrryr 1 TTmr j k- r"i A-2 Tocoma WM Aug H IWt The Ntwt Tribune Always ' behind T J You say you want a tough professional column (to go along with your banker Mitzi)? Would you settle for a weak amateurish one? Good 1 Well start with a few notes which Melvin here has collected in his post Behind the News: One reason the Tacoma Yellow Pages are fatter this year — the attorneys’ ads starting on page 31 They also will tell 'you whatever happened to Karl Herrmann No physician ads yet although there are some interesting listings such as the “Las Vegas Cosmetic Breast Surgery Clinic” in the MGM Grand Hotel Reports are that the Anton brothers have thrown in the towel on the Brothers Anton Restaurant it’s been closed since Friday The good news is that there’s a sign on the door of the closed Tony C’s indicating it will reopen as Sebastian’s And the Ratskeller the new German restaurant in the basement of the Old City Hall appears to be drawing well Veterans win discharges Three World War I military telephone operators known as From left they are Marjorie McKillop 81 Merle Egan "Hello Girls" received honorable discharges as war veter- ' Anderson 91 and Alma H Hawkins 89 all of the' Seattle ans yesterday after a 60-year wait and a long struggle to area obtain recognition for their efforts on behalf of the nation at i Jailed Iraqis get amnesty BEIRUT Lebanon (AP) — Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has granted amnesty to hun- dreds of political prison- ers in an apparent bid to J boost his popularity after a period of treason trials and executions a Beirut newspaper says The paper An Nahar reported from the Iraqi capital of Baghdad that more than 300 of Hussein's jailed oppo-nents were released Sat- urday amid local propaganda campaigns “heralding a relaxation of grim security conditions” : following the recent exe- 1 ration of 21 alleged anti- Hussein plotters The paper described the atmosphere of “rejoicing and expectation" among scores of parents and wives who awaited the release of relatives from the Abu Gharib Jail on the outskirts of Baghdad Tacoma News Tribune iism n nnhi PtiWittm tav bv Tribune EwMUIt C el mi State Si Teceme Wwb Mil POSTMASTER Seni Mdrm ceme ta Toceme News Tnbune PX ta IMS Teceme Wes nut SUBSCRIPTION RATIS Stoeto ceev Aw tv No bid calls issued Auditor chides Peninsula MOMS OILIVIRV Oetty E Imtaay per meets IN Deity eety ier mentN 41S MOTOR ROUT! OILIVIRV Deity I Sumeey per meets AN Poy eety per meets AN Sunday enty per mentb SIS in cemmyelties net served by Seme delivery Pevebte in edveece More strudel Brunhilde Carnie Kellogg the staff linguist drives down North I Street a lot and the signs near the condominium under construction at Ninth are starting to give her a headache Its name you see is “Le Mer” which is very bad French for the sea or the ocean “Mer” takes the feminine article “La” Car-- nie points out Well maybe it’s not too late for fe builders to throw in a “la” or change the “mer” I sort of like “Le Lame” The all-time best apartment name which has come to my attention is one in Hayward Calif “The Venus de Milo Anns” C Budd Dugan the A-2 correspondent for Greater Roy reports that the Ron Berg family of Spanaway has a poodle named Daisy which has developed a novel method of protest when the family goes off and leaves her alone in the house: She knocks both phones off the hook Neil Hoff sends along the front page of a recent issue of the Forks Forum which has taken a forthright stand on a current local problem — Forksians (Forksites?) who urinate in public The story is headlined: ‘This ain't the woods so clean up your act" Small controversy at the Decision Makers' Table over who said: ‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer on Puget Sound” Three votes for Mark Twain two for Robert Service the Yukon poet one for the PR man for Knott's Berry Farm (It's a lot more fun to vote on things like that than to look them up don’t you think?) The Peninsula School District spent nearly $85000 for equipment and maintenance services without calling for competitive bids as required by law according to a report released today by state Auditor Robert V Graham The audit report covering the period July 1 1976 through Aug 31 1978 stated that the district erred in making four expenditures without bid and in two case failed to require a performance bond The expenditures questioned were: $5521 to B ft D Janitorial Services for school Janitorial services The district indicated it believed this to be a personal-services contract where bids were not required $46591 to Honeywell Commercial Division Inc for temperature-control maintenance work The district said it believed this to be covered by a 15-year contract awarded in 1966 but auditors could find no bid nil in district files $6726 to Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc for lighting changes at Harbor Heights and Artondale Elementary schools The district termed lack of a bid call an oversight $6053 to Heinemann Painting and Decorating Co for painting at six schools The district said it considered painting at each school as a speparate m Mm Let this be a sign unto you: 1"' - -jj ! - TVv V - 4 5t "s jf i Here is an outstanding road sign spotted by Wes Bunger the A-2 correspondent in yacolt (Roy? Forks? Yacolt? Wowee Martha!): CAUTION: NO t WARNING SIGNS i v - - 4 J- HereisthereaderboardattheBayshore Inn in Coos Bay Ore: “Dear Mr Carter— Either lead follow or Set out of the way” 4 And here is a droll bit of graffiti found Scrawled inside a cubicle in a local tavern’s jjnen’s room: “Beware of gay limbo dancers” ' Which for some reason reminds me that there’s a fruit stand in Hollister Calif imed “Cots Plus" Burt Wallace claims that the Tryon BC daily paper carried a classified ad for a f'Druncan Phyfe Liquor Stand” Dick Sypher claims that the Italians 'plan to build and dedicate a new university tto Khomeini in Iran To be called “Ayatollah u” j If you believe that here’s Crazy Rich: “My brother got tired of all the recalls so he Isold his tire business Bought into a Chrysler r'agency” I: Which reminds me of the recently up-dated description of the three-time loser: Richard Nixon flying to see the Shah of Iran ' in a DC-10 - And here’s a letter recently received by - a Tacoma woman from her honeymooning j ‘daughter: “Dear Mother: “I should have listened to you — you were t right George is a sex fiend! He won’t let me j alone and it’s not just in the room It’s in the car in the boat in the lobby — every- 1 where! He’s simply a beast I'm exhausted and I don’t know what to do “Love Shirley ! “PS Please excuse the shaky handwrit ing" Here’s meringue in your eye! John Hines a director of the North Idaho throwing contest at the home's Children's Home got most enthusiastic partici- annual Carnival potion recenty from his charges during a pie A af iaserpt&a project and thus not subject to bid Additionally performance bonds should have been required for the Heinemann project and for a 13650 paving job by Spadoni Brothers Inc the auditors said In general the auditors said the district was in compliance with state laws but should pay closer attention to bid-call requirements AM APjO Numtort DoNv A Sunday uorttrhr VM Dolly only ouortarty UN SuMoy Mhr per copy 7k AR (Mfev IMIm A U t BaiuHtai wwwi from v we rrosmiirai (Mv S IgMav worfffrhr na Dhi Hv aaarltriy SN SMriav ) wr nav LIS 597-8711 I m M 7 m SIMM mnuM FrMnr 111 la U naan an Salar-aav an a t annoy lacaai Clm Failan FnM al Tacaata WaMtaaMa 20 off Your choice of custom shutters Are you modem? ' Traditional? Whatever your decor shutters add warmth and flair to your living environment Whether louvered with slats or softened with fabric they're the perfect decorator touch Especially now during our custom shutter sale 30 off Custom fabrics for slipcovers and upholstery Recover Refresh Revive your furniture And save too Choose smooth velvet long-wearing nylon durable textured fabrics and many more in a beautiful selection of solids tweeds plaids and prints Labor extra 30 to 50 off Custom drapery fabrics including jacquards antique satins sheers Turn your pWn Jam window Into docorator drawn achamaa during our cuakxn drapary fabric aalo WoVo a aondarful aatacSon of haavywaighta Ightwoighta opan-waavaa mwa AS at graat aaringa Labor kwtaliation axtra Coma In and visit our decorating studio or phone for a free home appointment ' Tacoma Mai 475-2600 Capital Mai Olympia 754-6607 Biamarton ' 377-0111 Evaratt 25Z4111 Northgala 361-2505 Southcantar 2464W75 i?dQPenney 1

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