Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 10, 1963 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, June 10, 1963
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PAGE SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1963 Paid Simon Writes: Express Opinion Now About Bills Pending in Assembly B.v SEN. PAUL SIMON During thn noxt (lure weeks, most of the major derisions of stale government will br made — and if you have strong feelings about any pending legislation, now is the lime to contact your legislator. What is the best way to do it? Views on this will vary from legislator to legislator, but I believe the majority would agree with these six rules: 1. The most effective way to influence a legislator is by a letter. It should not be a long letter. It should not be mimeographed. (I am sometimes amazed at the number of people who send mimeographed letters.) The bes letter is one that tells simply i you are for or against a measure and why you arc. It docs not neec to be in the most polished Englisl and it can be written with a pen cil. Legislators are interested in knowing what you really believe. not what someone else believes who handed you a mimeographed statement. 2. Don't telephone. Between now and the end of the session you will have a difficult time reaching » legislator anyway. Phone calls are time-consuming to the legislator and tend to be annoying. Generally a letter is much more effective than a phone call. .3. Don't send petitions. Legislators have had enough experience to know that you can get people to sign petitions for almost anything. Five letters are generally much more effctive than a petition with 50 names. ] 4. Unless a vote is pending; within a day or two, don't sendj telegrams. Telegrams are no more} effective than letters and some times less effective because there is seldom an explanation of why the sender favors or opposes certain legislation. 5. Unless it is an extremely complicated matter, don't bother going to Springfield or the legislator's home. I am sometimes involved in debate on the floor of the Senate and in a situation where I cannot take time to listen to someone's views on anj issue. Occassionally they are of-1 fended when you do your duty in fi. en! want don't the Senate rather than come off the floor. A letter is usually as effective as a visit am way. Pnn't Tlirenteii When you write, don't threat-i Most legislators genuinely; to do the right thing and I need to he told that you, 1 and your relatives have 300 voles •ornered. Like everybody else, legislators don't like to he threatened into doing something. Besides, they are smart enough politicians to know that those who; claim this kind of vote power usually don't have it. Because the legislative calendar is heavy, your legislator may not be able In answer your letter as quickly as either you or hej would like. | But if you follow simple rules of courtesy, and let your state representatives and state senator know your views on things in the next few weeks, yours can be a voice that helps to determine the direction of our stale government. Sleep Like Log Stop Stomach Gas 3 Times Faster Take Bell-ans tablets with hot water at bed time. Read in bed until eyes shut Bell-ans tablets relieve stomach gas due to excess stomach acid. No harmful drugs. Get Bell-ans today. 35C at druggists. Send postal to BeII- __. A. ..i.i....g iN _Y -i ( or liberal free sample. ans.Orangeburg, RURAL AID TO PAKISTAN EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A pilot program of cooperative agriculture and rural development is setting new patterns for Southeast Asia. The Government of Pakistan, the Ford Foundation and Michigan State University- have teamed up to develop the program. Focal point is the East Pakistan Academy for Rural Development at Comilla. to which MSU sends resident advisers. Among features of the program are de velopment of local leaders and research studies on rural development. COMPACT UNIT OPENS UP INTO THE WORLD'S BEST WHOLE-HOUSE AIR CONDITIONER UNIFIED REMOTE SYSTEM An outdoor compressor section... and a furnace- top cooling coil... connected together at the factory by flexible hermetic tubing, reaches you fully assembled, charged and tested. In minutes it opens up to a full indoor-outdoor air conditioning system. Saves installation days and dollars—which are reflected in our low, low prices. Call today for a free estimate. No obligation of course. Why Wait? Fedders will refund $100.00 Cash If it's Cool This Summer! GET DETAILS NOW! AS LOW AS $ Model CF 24 with 18 Ft. Tubing COOLS UP TO 1400 SQ. FT. Installation Extra ALTON BOTTLED GAS CO. 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'Till 9 P.M. f'ark Free at Slop & Shop Lots. Kast Alton—Open Kvery Nile Till 8 P.M. ACHES OF FKKK PARKING. Designed with a program selector for thorough and economical washing of any fabric . . . with Hydro-Flex action. Complete with delayed liquid bleach and rinse action injection.. .big capacity. 229 95 Penncrest "Custom" 2-SPEED - 6-CYCLE ALL FABRIC WASHER Wash and spin at the exact speed you want for any fabric. Got more washing power with Hydro-Flex action and more economy with automatic water saver. Full 10-lb. capacity. 199 95 Penncrest "Heavy Duty" 3-CYCLE FAMILY SIZE AUTOMATIC WASHER For heaviest soil and for light soil too! Choose the cycle you need. The exclusive Hydro-Flex action separates, scrubs, forces water through every garment. 3-way rinse action. 169 95 no money down 11.60 a month no money down 10.15 a month no money down 8.70 a month CHARGE THESE VALUES AT YOUR EAST ALTON PENNEY'S Shop 1O a.m. to 9 p.m. MONDAY through SATURDAY .EASTGATE PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER > "intersection of U.S. Highway 67 and Niagara Avenue ^

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