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REPUBLIC • THE ARIZONA. REPUBLIC UMWs Boyle urges ^200-month pension Associated Press •" All BULLDOG'-.*. Phoenix, Mon., Nov. 3, 1969 47 Porter Your money's worth Retirement site deal demands wariness By SYLVIA PORTER Thousands of Americans are being lured these days by newspaper and magazine ads to invest now in a retirement home site in California, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada. ^Thousands are being flown to retirement home developments by the developers, put up in motels for a weekend, wined and dined, bused around the developed parts of the development, shown "then and now" movies of the area to ptove how rapidly it is growing, and generally treated to a grueling hard sell. Thousands are being persuaded to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 for a fraction of an acre, very often on or at the edge of the desert. I have no argument with your paying $2,000 or $3,000 or whatever for a home site in surroundings which are likely to enrich your later years. I won't criticize the land tycoons who were farsighted enough to buy up huge tracts of land 15 or 20 years ago for $50 an acre and who now can sell it for $8,000-to-10,000 or more an acre. I will argue, though, with touting these tiny parcels as a great "investment." There are millions of land parcels on the market today, so scarcity certainly won't be a factor driving up prices in the foreseeable future. In many cases all of the "investment" value — and then some — is being reaped by the developers. In today's credit squeeze, many real estate development operations have been forced to a halt, and it's anybody's guess when promised improvements will.be completed. •And finally, because of high-pressure sales techniques, a lot of people are buying land they can't really afford. Included in the price are the promoters' costs of advertising, flying buyers in for the weekend,.etc. If you, or a friend or relative, are in the market for a piece of'ground on which to build a retirement home, here are important rules to follow: — Ask the Better Business Bureau in the area in.which you are considering buying for a-report on the promoter. Also ask for material to help you determine whether the price being asked'is fair in comparison with the deals others are. offering. — If the land is in California, ask for a subdivision report from the State Division or Real Estate. By law, such a report must be filed by every developer and it must contain full information on water supplies, utilties, roads, climate, etc. In Florida, the law requires land sellers to provide a similar property report to anybody buying land by mail. If a promo'ter fails to provide such a report, be on guard. ^ F.jind but how near or far the land is from,roads, public transportation, churches, hospitals, re'fuse removal' services, etc: If these are merely promised by the developer, make sure they are described in the sales contract. — Before you sign any contract, have a lawyer or the local Legal Aid Society go over it carefully. — Inspect any retirement home site personally — perhaps by combining this tour with a vacation — since you may spend 10, 20 or 30 years of your life there, — Most important, ask yourself these questions: How do you envision your retirement home — surrounded by wide open space and plenty of quiet and privacy, or in the. middle of a busy community, surrounded.by a lot of nearby neighbors? How are you likely to spend your time — hiking and fish- Ing? Traveling frequently to other places? Attending theater, concerts, other cultural events? How near do you want to be to old friends, children and grandchildren in your retirement years? A sunny climate, a big sky and a patch of ground are not enough to make a happy retirement. Sony introduces new color video cassette By SELIG S. HARRISON Washington, Post Service TOKYO - After color television, what? Japan's answer is a color videotape cassette and an adapter that can be attached to any TV set for home showings of movies, TV re-runs and a wide variety of special programs produced for projected new "videocassette libraries." Reacting .quickly to the RCA's- demonstration of a prototype black -and- white "Selectavision" three weeks ago and CBS plans to put color tapes on the market in July, 1971, the Sony Corp. unveiled a hew "color video- player" here and promised to put it on sale in Japan late next year. Sony spokesmen estimated the "ultimate price" for the adapter at $350 but Indicated that the initial cost might be _ L___l_X, First record on coaj MADISON, W. Va. (AP) ~ The first recorded reference to coal in what is now West Virginia, the largest coal? producing state in the nation, was in 174?, when explorer John Peter StUey wrote la his diary thet his party had found coal along a small stream near here. , v ".. : . •V'' higher. This compares with a $400 estimate by RCA for a color player now in the development process. The key feature of the Sony casette, in addition to perfection of a color process, Sony officials said, is its use of magnetic videotape, permitting erasing and indefinite re-usage of the $20 casette. If people use casette libraries, they explained, this feature could make the rental cost as low as 20 cents for a 90-minute program, since 100 rentals would pay off the initial cost of the tape and the cassette has a built-in "counter" to show how often the program is played. But they also see the possibility of television owners taking their own cassettes to "program suppliers" for continual re-re. cordings. The cassette measures tlx5?c 1H inches and "can be loaded and unloaded very easily by anyone, just like an audio tape recorder cassette," a Sony announcement stated. It can be stopped and removed without being rewound, 'the company, spid, and has twp sound tracks to permit siero- phonlc smpj and She wsj of two a UNIONTOWN, Pa. - United Mine Workers President W. A. "Tony" Boyle said yesterday he'll seek to raise miners' pensions to $200 a montth and raise royalties to the union's welfare _and retirement fund if it's necessary to accomplish the goal. "Because of the hazards of their occupation, miners' are ineligible for group Health and accident insurance benefits'," Boyle told a miners' rally at Uniontown High School. "Unlike other industrial workers, they are not covered by hospitalization, surgical and medical expenses. Yet the miner needs this kind of help most because of the hazards he faces," he said. "It is our ultimate goal to bring these benefits to the miner and his family." Boyle, who became a trustee of the fund in June of this year upon the death of John L. Lewis, said he's called for a comprehensive review of the fund to see how its benefit features can be updated. Saying the fund has not changed its basic policy in 20 years, Boyle noted that he had already increased pensions, from $115 to $120 a month. He said in reviewing the fund he would seek to provide hospital, medical care and wage payments to injured miners for as long as they're unable to work, and provide dental care. He also said his recommended changes would give pension benefits to miners disabled by "black lung," regardless of their age, and to widows of coal miners for life or until they marry. Boyle, who is running for re-election against international board member Joseph "Jock" Yablonski, said: "If it is necessary to double or triple the present royalties of the welfare fund to achieve this program of benefits, the UMW will fight to win that amount of royalty increase." The fund gets its money from a 40-cent royalty on each ton of coal produced at a mine. The coal industry has been paying the royalty since 1952. , Boyle charged Yablonski with sowing disunity in the union by playing working miner against pensioner and bituminous miner against anthracite miner. "Our target is not each other. Our target is not our union. This is not the time for name calling. This is the time for unity," Boyle said. Andy Capp Tr's JUST A> SORSTHRO*r, ® MM, tHUr Mil TM<BP»l>l1«h«r«-Bi /t- 3 /Fl vku 5^ F WIK6^ .ANVfHIKO EL«e^iRW4NT,lMr friHJgf WHINE r^ 1 *^ Business briefs New York prepares new antipollution plan New York Times Service NEW YORK - A report to Mayor John V. Lindsay is urging a new fight on air pollution by requiring chemical additives that would improve combustion of gasoline and by speeding slow-moving traffic. The traffic proposals call for replacing the "largely unworkable" staggered-light system by computerized traffic signals, 30-day suspensions of driving licenses for double-parkers and fixing of hours for truck deliveries. The new report by Norman Cousins, adviser on environmental affairs to the mayor, declared that New York's air was "cleaner and more breathable" because the city carried iout many of the May 1966 ; ;-re"eornmendations of a 10-mari task force Cousins had headed. trucks operating in the city, more than half in Manhattan. "This is twice as many as the area should be expected to sustain, taking into account the narrowness of the city's .streets," the report said. However, it exhaust pipes been tamed," cent of the equipped asserted "the of buses have with 90 per city's buses with "smoke- Cousin' 15-page new study said "the combustion engine exhaust pipe has replace the smokestack as the greatest producer of air pollution." The report attacked "steadily increasing pollution" from 2 million automobiles and Cunard plans mini-Queen 2 for cruise trade LONDON (AP) - Cunard, the British ship owners, announced yesterday they are planning to build a mini- Queen Elizabeth 2 in a bid to capture more of the world's lucrative cruise trade. The new vessel, 15,000 to 25,000 tons, will be the "prime medium-sized cruise ship afloat," said Cunard. Bids for the ship, expected to cost $28,8 million to $36 million, probably will be, invited early next year from British and foreign shipyards, a Cunard spokesman said. Cunard's flagship, the 65,000-ton QE2, went into service last May. She combines the North Atlantic run between Southhampton and New York with winter cruising in the Carribbean. The new Cunarder will be used solely for cruising, probably in the Carribbean and Mediterranean. Circuitry company votes to buy casino LOS ANGELES (UPI) Stockholders of Continental Connector Corp. have voted in favor of a plan to buy the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas for approximately $20 million, it has been announced. Golden Nugget share holders will vote on the plan Nov. 17. Continental would issue 6 per cent subordinated debentures, convertible into its common stock if the plan goes through. • Continental already owns Dunes casino in kas Ye- reducing injectors," use of highest quality fuels and "compuerized maintenance." The 1966 report had charged that the city had the most polluted air of "any major city in the United States" and had declared the city government, with its incinerators. and buses, wa,s "the ^rst violator of its oSta laws against air pollution." In a covering letter, Cousins, who is editor of the Saturday Review, said sulphur dioxide emissions now had been "reduced by 450,000 tons per year — that is, they have been cut in half." Dirt and soot emitted, he said, had been "recuded by 20,000 tons per year, a 22 per cent decrease.'' "'.... On automobile pollution, Cousins asserted "electric automobile engines, contrary to popular impression, will not be a definitive solution since such motors require recharged batteries and this calls for increased power- plant supply." He urged federal research on fuel-cell systems. Chemical additives for gasoline are available to improve combustion, Cousins said, urging federal and local requirements. Prescott insurance agent named to national post Robert G. Camp of Camp Insurance Agency in Prescott has been elected to a three- year term on the board of directors of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Agents. Dayton Tire selects Ray Scelzo as agent Ray Scelzo has been named Arizona distributor for Day. ton Tire Co, He is president of Standard Tire Inc. of Arizona which operates tire sales outlets located in automobile dealerships such as Bill Luke Chrysler, Canyon Ford and Bill Watkins Ford. Santa Fe manager enters retirement Lean H. Hanten, district sales manager for Santa Fe Railway in Phoenix has retired after a 40-year career in railroading that extended from Washington, D.C., to Arizona. He had been assigned in Arizona the past 11 years. Bob's Big Boy names sales representative Ed M. Ryan and Co., local food brokers, has been appointed sales representative for Bob's Big Boy line of dressings, sauces and relishes for the retail grocery trade. Regency Inns expands office space Regency Inns of America with headquarters in Phoenix has acquired additional office space at 5045 N. 12th St. An affiliated) company, United Western Realty and Investment Co., will occupy a portion of the new space. The new space is near the company's . present suite in the Building Arts Building at the 12th street address. Baggett resigns hospital post Dewey L. Baggett, assistant administrator; .of Baptist Hos- pital'bf Phoejiixrjhas resigned that post effective Nov. 5 to accept a position with the American Hospital Association in Chicago as a staff associate. French firm to build U.S. nylon plant PARIS (AP) - Societe Aquitaine - Organico said it will build a plant in the United States to produce rilsan, a new grade of nylon fine powder used to spray-coat appliances and other consumer and industrial products. It will be built by its U.S. subsidiary, Aquitaine Chemical, Inc., in the East at a cost of about $6 million. The plant is scheduled to be operative in January 1971 with an annual production of 4,500 tons. The exact site hasn't yet been chosen. Special... Direct Factory Purchase on High Back Executive Chairs! Goodman's brings you a quality executive chair with luxurious seating comfort,.. walnut base, heavy fabric seat, ball casters. Available in selected color5 - REG. $213 $-11 fl now, July • Lease-Purchase Programs Available t Free Delivery t Doorfarklng OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO. J301 Grand Avenue, Phoenix P/ione Toctey/ £52'4077 GE strike in 2nd week; talk hinted NEW YORK (UPI) - A nationwide strike against the General Electric Co. begins its second week today, with indications attempts will be made to resume negotiations. Nearly 147,000 members of 13 unions are on strikeat GE plants in 33 states. The strike began midnight Oct. 26 when contracts with the unions expired and bargaining had failedto resolve the primary issue — money. There have been no talks since Wednesday, when GE unilaterally informed the United Electrical Workers Union (UE), the second largest GE unions with 22,000 members, that it was terminating the national contract. The UE later complained to the National Labor Relations Board that GE had used unfair labor practices. A UE spokesman said during the weekend his union would talk to GE officials today about reopening the talks later in the week. /. • The UE and the 90,000-member International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE),which headed a committee representing itself and 11 other unions, have asked increases totaling 90 cents an hour over three years, 50 cents more for skilled workers, and a cost of living clause. - The company offered 20 cents more for skilled workers and a cost of living clause. The company offered 20 cents in the first year, 5 to 25 cents more for the skilled and said it would reopen wage negotiations in the second and third years. Taxpayers' group forms to study state mine levy A new state taxpayers' organization last week took steps to incorporate,, with the primary objective of studying mine taxation, including the advisability of initiating a severance tax on mines. It will be the Taxpayers' Action Group, Inc., headed by Dr. L. J. Cherow, a veterinarian, of 1911 E. Lamar, Phoenix, who announced its primary objective. He said the organization also is structured to undertake research into all other phases of governmental operations and to assist public agencies in promoting economy and equitable taxation. In addition to Cherow, those listed as leaders included: John R. Allen, Gilbert; Jack Cummard and Joseph S. Jarvis, both of Mesa; J. N. Smelser, 9878 N. First St., Phoenix; and four Tucson municipal employes, George B. Jackson, Richard Longstaff, Joe V. Quinlan, and John F. Stafford. 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