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Bowlathon set for Saturday - Sun Super Bowl of Hammond and WTGI 103FM are sponsoring a 24 hour Marathon Bowling "BowI-A-Thon" for the Louisiana Special Olympics pro- gram from Saturday noon, June 16 until Sunday noon, June 17. The prize party will be held on June 30 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at Stuer Bowl. T-shirts will be awarded to all bowlers collecting at least $50 and other prizes will be awarded on the basis of money turned in and random drawings. Registration and sponsor forms are available at Super Bowl, 1612 West Thomas Street, Hammond, or by • calling 504-345-2425. All proceeds from this fund-raiser will be used to fund year round ongoing programs for Louisiana Special Olym- pics. Please boat safely This week is National Safe Boating Week and members of Flotilla 411 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are urging boaters to make their sport a sale one. "Each year, we set aside this special time to remind all the thousand and thousands of boaters who enjoy our lakes and streams that safety should be on their minds at all times when they are on the water," said Jack Brunett, a spokesman for Flotilla 411. Continuing, Brunett observed, "boat- ing is supposed to be fun, and for most people it is. But every year hundreds die in boating accidents and many more are injured. In addition, millions of dollars in property loss and damage is experienced• This is not fun. That is tragedy. The worst part is that nearly all of these accidents are preventable." Coast Guard statistics, according to Brunett, show that most boating acci- dents and fatalities are caused by capsizings and falls overboard• Most injuries and much of the property damage are caused by fires and ex- plosions. Capsizings and falls over board ac- count for about 65 percent of boating deaths, often because the victim drowns before a rescue can be made. Off all boating fatalities about 88 per- cent listed drowning as the cause of death, and 75 percent did not wear a personal flotation device or life jacket• "It is so simple," emphasized Brunett, "boating fatalities could be reduced by' 75 percent if people will only wear Coast Guard approved personal flota- tion devices. Put that life vest, jacket or belt on while you are on the water and keep it on." Turning to a discussion of particular boating problem in the immediate area, Brunett pointed out that many boaters are simply not safety conscience while plying the waters of the region. He noted that every year serious accidents occur on the Tangipahoa River simply because operators are reckless, 'That river is narrow and is marked by almost constant curves. Boat operators would maintain their right of the road and give way to other craft. Slow down in those curves and make sure that another boat Summertime and the living is easy - that is it you happen to be a Poncha- toula Jaycee or Jaycee Woman. Sunday the organizations became the first to reserve the city pool for an afternoon swim party. Community. Center Barbara Wagner says she will now take applications from other groups interested in reserving the pool for a private party. (Times Photo) ************************ The Ponchatoula Times Jq" Proudly Presents : * George Washington * }t }t e An original history t t 00Starting in the June 21 edition Cadillac's news of the world Covering the Republican Convention in Detroit for The Ponchatoula Times I was approached by three young Canadian newspapermen who charged that all Americans thought Canadians lived in igloos and hunted polar bears. This on the banks of the Detroit River where across lay Ontario, baking in the July heat. They must have been thinking of baseball's Casey Stengel, who, speaking of Canadians, said "welt, you see they have those polar bears up there and lots of fellows trip over them trying to run the bases and they're not much good anymore except for hockey or hunting deer." Jack LesFenberry was sent by The Detroit News to cover the Phillipine Presidental election: he interviewed Cardinal James Sin, son of a poor Chinese immigrant and noted for his sense of humor. But most of all the recipient of hostility and enimity from President Marcos. Warning the presi- dent that his oppresive laws threaten a bloody revolution, El Presidente shot back that Cardinal Sin wanted to be another Ayatoullah. "Where there is an AyatouUah there must be a Shah," he replied. He told a group of service club members at a luncheon in Manilia that riding in the presidential limo he was seated between the president and his first lady lmelda. He told the astonish- ed listerners: "l prayed to the Lord that we would not have an accident, so I would not die as Jesus did, between two theives." Of the first lady Imelda: "She does a lot for the mining ndustry, walking into a jewelry shop saying - that's mine, that's mine." She demanded he go to Rome with her during Holy Week. He By ANTOINE CADILLAC "William James M:Leod admitted that on Feb. 4 in South Melhaven Street he assaulted a traffic warden and punched him in the face. McLeod's _6rney said he had mistaken the traffic ward-e"n for a police officer. (Perth Courier & Advertiser). john Marshall celebrated his 63rd birtladay l-e0. lom. lie was 63 years old. (Jackson Times Kentucky) "Research scientest Roarty Jack Thompson yesterday promised a jury that he would never again murder his wife as he did last year." (The West Australian) "She was quizzing people outside the Whitgift Shopping Center about their knowledge of nuclear terminology, when she says six policemen and a dog asked her to move On. (Croydon news) Announcing the new location of Magnolia Montessori a pre school, featuring the Montessori Method of Education 170 N. 7th. St. Ponchatoula I I Across from St. Joseph Church Call 386-2877 now IIIIII / to register for September The new five day a week program will start at 8:00 a.m. to accomodate working mothers If your child is threeyears old he/she is ready to venture in a learning experience away from home Magnolia Montessorl 170 N. 7th St. Ponchatoula 386-2877 flatly refused. "Send someone else." He did, the chaplain of the psycho- paths hospital. Boy George who confessed to New York newspapermen that he was bi- sexual, explaining that was the reason his Irish father kicked him out of their Dublin home. A Detroit Free Press cri- tic panned his show and he wTote him from Nashville thusly: "You may be pleased to know the age of complacent star is gone.df you spend more time looking at the balcony, you may, have seen people dancing..You're just wait- ing to be put out to pasture..I can't wait til we meet. Your, Boy George." It was signed with a kiss: an accompanying photo was enscribed. "to Detroit Wally" (British slang for idiot), with love. Like-Father Like-Son Department: Prince Andrew sprayed paint on Cali- fornia newsmen: 1984. His pappy did the same with a garden hose on London photographers in 1959. Fleet Street has a long memory. Johnny Carson on the Tonight: "An old lady stopped me on the way to the show. She says, 'Johnny I want a divorce from you' and I said, 'but we're not even married.' She says, 'yeah, but I want to skip straight to the goodies'." Spotted in a newspaper column on real-life events: "We attended a rela- tire's funeral. One of my aunts fainted. The mortician brouqht out a bottle of smelling salts. Pushing him away her daughter revived her by taking her mother's shoe off and putting it under her nose." Do you own a lC569 Pontiac GTO? Dr. IVlyron Koplin M.D. will out uo hard cast lot your relic. Better still do you want a vintage Kaiser? Howard and Agnes Edmonds of Hasting Town- ship Mich, have over a hundred in various stages of deterioration. Clergymen, are you bored sitting round the rectory or parsonage or rabbi's home? Wouldn't you like to fly in a whirly bird with the sheriff and state police? Contact Fr. Jim Wiegins presi- dent of the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He will direct you to the FBI academy for police chaplains. Would you like to have seen it all? Ask 97 year old Englishman Geoff Corke. interviewed by Tom Green- wood of Grosse Pointe. Fed up with "the raw deal" given to trench soldiers of the British Army, he emmigrated to America in 1922. They called it a war of attrition after spending four years in water-filled rat-infested trenches. He said, "I firmly believe that half the British officer were killed by their own men in retaliation for the stupidity of the British Army. They made us go over the top and get slaughtered by the thousands for nothing'. No real military advantage. Just slaughter. He said a twit of an English officer made him and his comrades spray deserted" German trenches with machine gun tire. You weren't allowed to ask a question, let alone tell an officer anything because the officer corps was made up of the gentry, the aristocracy, and they re- fused to listen to working class enlisted men. He was blown up on Easter Day, 1918. Treated by an American doctor who convinced him to emigrate o America, the British government turn- ed down his application for a disability pension saying his wounded legs were of "an unknown origip." Remember the Sunday drives: the triple AAA used to put maps in the newspapers. Well someone wants to revive them. The trouble was in the old' days everyone and his brother took the drive. A traveler in the local papers said th, Romans were in the British Isles for 370 years and erected Emperor Hadrians Wall to keep the wild and unruly Scots out from the effeminate English. Not so. Not Scots but. Piets. The Scots came over later from Hibernia--Ireland. THE PONCHATOULA TIMES JUNE 14,'i984, BUY USA Davill Petroleum Company, Inc. Natalbany, La. Petroleum Ti &Tu 345-6370 For the convenience of my Ponchatoula, Springfield, Bedico, Robert, Hamm & Albany clients Please take note of my direct dial number to my Amite office 542-0403 \\; Joseph H. Simp Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1017 Amite, 00,=RIBANDO'S--'00 CTRICAL SUPPLY, INC. Square D Cutler Hammer KlienTools Electrical Generator00 Lighting Fixtures General Electric Breakers General Electric 542-7003 900 hwy. 51 North Hammond, L0,