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r,: i i! ii ¸ Jl iii! i i/: ili i'i  • Cadillac pipe" he says "without it, we might blow up," he says• "It's the hole in the top-iv th' kettle" he says "I wisher was bigger." (Observations by Mr. Dooley, F.P• Dunne, 1902). Grand Duke Boris brother-in-law of Czar Nicholas II, compared pre- income tax Newport and pre-revolu- tion Russia, "I have never dreamed of such luxury as I have seen at Newport," he said "we have nothing to equal it in Russia•" ("The Last Resorts" Cleveland Amory p. 176). Newport dates back to colonial times. The first merchant prince was a Virginia slave dealer, Godfrey Malbone who built the first great mansion and in his later years was convinced money was everything• His favorite saying, "What will not money buy?" On the bulletin board of Newport city hall he received an anonymous answer: "All the money in the place won't buy old Malbone a handsome face." Moving on to Newport in the "Alva" the world's largest yacht, Mrs. Van- derbllt planned "Marble House," the world's most expensive resort cot- tage, an !11 million undertaking designed by Richard Hunt. It is Newport's most striking cottage. Next she imported a corps of Chinese artisans to construct out on the cliff walk a red and gold lacquered tea house. One detail was overlooked, there was no way to make tea in it. So Mrs• Vanderbilt ordered a minia- ture railroad built to it from Marbe House. Her guests were treated to the spectacle of liveried footmen, squatting in miniature cars holding silver tea trays over their heads. On the way back and forth to the tea house. ("The Last Resorts" Cleve- land Amory pps. 209-210) Ma and pa, take the kids to Plymouth, Mass• and show them the rock (1620) the pilgrims landed on• And don't tell them that it was the first permanent English settlement. You might be standing next to a Virginian who will tell the kids Jamestown, Va•, was first, founded in 1607 and still flourishing to this date, only Plymouth has a better Chamber of Commerce. Jamestown, put up a sign and correct the tourists, at Plymouth• You know who told me these facts? A very pretty University of McGill (Montreal) coed dressed in colonial costume; a royal Canadian mountie mole. Ah, but you might be standing next to a native of Florida who will tell you that St. Augustine, Fla. is the oldest European settle- ment, founded in 1565 in the United States• St. Augustine Chamber o( Commerce, put up a sign in Ply- mouth, Mass. as l was telling this to pretty Miss Doyna Galloway dressed in colonial bonnet and dress and who hails from Nantucket Island. A Red- skin native tapped me on the shoui- der,"l am chief Massasoit, we have settlements older than all three of those cities and ours are named after Indian chle.s. '' Name one, I said. "Pontiac, Michigan," he answered, my home town. The colonial dames of America, skipping Jamestown, St. Augustine and Pontiac, Michigan, erected a Greek portico over Plymouth Rock in 1921. The rock itself has a big patched up crack that reminds me of the joke told by the late Boston Cardinal Cushing. In the Boston parochial schools the students would debate whether the pilgrims landed on the rock or the rock landed on the pllgraims, l wish one of you biblical scholars would write me and explain what Jesus meant when he said, "1 bring not peace but the sword." • Speaking of Boston, how could the greatest minds living in "The Hub" create the worst traffic jam in the world? Rome, Italy, a much newer city than Boston, solved the problem by banning traffic in downtown Rome. Going around the Boston Common is like riding with Ben Hur, every corner band, crash, curses. I said to a native (1 knew he was a native, in 90 degree heat he was wearing a tie), "Who laid this city out, drunken cows? .... No," he answered, "Drunken cowboyd." Young men in three piece suits stand in the center of the street while pretty girls in sports cars drive up to them. "Jawn here is your clam chowder." "Thank you, Abigail." "Kiss me Jawn." "No, you know it is not proper." "Kiss her," said an Irish mounted policeman. "Thank you Officer Flannigan," throwing her arms around Jawn's neck. Thank you Boston from blocking me from see- ing Flnauel Hall,.Bunker Hill, the Boston tea party, the massacre, and Independence Hail. On the way down to Cape Cod we passed by all the great textile mills now abandoned to warehouses and storehouse usages-- the real "deflowering of New England." Hyannisport is a surprise most visitors think of as a small village Outside of the Kennedy family com- pound. The truth is its population is in the thousands, particularly in Summer. From Hyannisport take a boat to Nantucket, an island jammed with senior citizens and college kids. The coeds are the prettiest in New England• The captain said to me,"l hope you had a marvelous trip•" "Terrific," I said. The coed barmaid at his slde, "I will mlss you." "Kiss me," I sald jokingly, which she did. On the return trlp they put all the college boys out to send off the seafarers. The girl who drove the tourist bus was a native of Nantucket and a student of Holy Cross College in Worchester, Mass. (she described Worchester as having seven hills and no thrills). 1 won't tell you her name as she had a repertory of the worst jokes ! ever heard. She did point the "widows walk" on top of the old houses, Mr. and Mrs• Gailbreth's house with two silo-like buildings on either side of it, one for the girls, the other for the boys. Two of their twelve children wrote the book, "Cheaper By The Dozen." Another native was a Nantucket shopkeeper named Macy who founded Macy's department store in New York. Finally she pointed out the hill where sat an Indian who on spotting a whale spouting would race into town and arouse the townsmen to boats to harpoon the whale, beginning the great whale industry. On the way back to Hyannis Port the Kennedy compound was pointed out. ;t is unapproachable by land due to heavy police guards. I wonder if old Joe would pile up his huge fortune knowing that after death his family would be under seige? Back home through Canada where we stopped to view the American Niagara Falls and down to Windsor, Ont. and across the river to Detroit On the way home picked up Ioc ' newspapers to see what stories tl ) were playing up. Samples: The Buff- alo News, nurse's strike ends, 60 year old hotel Statler to close. The Morning Union, shades of John Dillinger, Michael James O'Driscoll, an excon, and a Springfield, Mass. native, is on the loose. He is sus- pected of robbing eight banks, six of them in western Mass. The state police commander is furious, no film in the surveillance cameras, alarms systems discon- nected, bank vaults wide open; worse still local women tellers saying "Mickey James is just feeling his oats." Mickey James used a tape recorder in one of the four getaway cars, also found were armor piercing bullets made in Pontiac, Mich. and outlawed in most states, and a tape recorder. On the tape O'Driscoll's voice can be heard shouting direc- tions, punctuated with obscenties and the wail of police car sirens. Springfield detective Lavalle, "They (O'Driscoll gang) tried to kill a cop of ours and we will find them." The Boston Herald: five inch head- line "Top pols in video sex romps," "women  sentence for fat daughter rapist." The defendant was placed on three year probation be- cause the warden had no facilities for the 650 pound prisoner. The Utica, New York Daily Press "Weighty. Matter: Sptnks p]ls out of bout." The Boston Herald Jose Alfredo Occasio was sentenced to a years probation in Springfield, Mass. for shooting his mother-in-law in the foot. Living in an adjoining building she looked through his bedroom window while he made love to her daughter. He painted the bedroom window black and in the ensuing squabble he shot his mother-in-law and then turned the gun on himself. Now he is faced with all the medical bills while his wife took their daugh- ter and her mother back to Puerto Rico. The Boston Globe: (Red) Sox burn (Seattle) Mariners with home cook- ing, 6-5... Cape Cod Times: IRS now collecting over the table: restaurant job is no free lunch. Bell South Corp. ATLANTA --. BellSouth Corpora- tion is the name of the new regional holding company that will own Southern Bell and South Central Bell after AT&T's planned January 1, 1984 break-up. The announcement was made in a nine-state televised press conference originating in Atlanta today by Wall- ace R. Bunn, designated chief execu- tive officer of the new corporation. "We chose the name BellSouth because of the strong link to our Bell heritage...a heritage we cherish," Bunn said. "The Bell name is invalu- able to our success as an indepen- dent, financially strong corporation. The Bell name and what it represents ...tradition, quality, dedication•..is known in our communities. The Bell legacy is respected by the financial comm unity." BellSouth, headquartered in Atlan- ta, will be one of the nation's largest businesses with an anticipated $21.5 billion in assets, more than 13 million customers, and almost 100,000 employees. Bunn said the new corporation is excited about the future. "We have the technology, the skills and the location," he said. "We are the right company, in the right place, at the right time." Bunn said the company spent eight months sifting through some 1800 names before selecting BellSouth. Bunn was joined in the announce- ment by John L Clendenin, chair- man of the board of Southern Bell and chief operating officer-designate of BeliSouth; William O. McCoy, chief financial officer-designate of the new company; B. Franklin Skin- ner, president of Southern Bell; Carl F. Bailey, president of South Central Bell; Hugh B. Jacks, president-des- ignate of the regional services company. "Bobby" Stanga Jr. announces candidacy We have all witnessed a tremend- ous growth within Tangipahoa Parish over the last few years. What were woodlands and farmlands have become residential subdivisions and commercial/industrial complexes. In time past, prior to this growth, this parish could be governed and man- aged using the "brush fire" ap- proach, that is, 'Let's put this one out oefore it burns us'. We no longer employ this approach to government inTangipahoa Parish. It simply can- not keep pace with the requirements generated by the growth and dynam- ic changes occuring in our parish. It' ineffectiveness is evidence by the c .ent status of our Police Jury. s the governing body od Tangi- ahoa Parish, the Police Jury cur- rently faces it's greatest challenge ever. This challenge comsists of the short term problem, which is one of recovery from the status quo, and the long term problem, which is one of anticipating and planning to insure orderly, healthy growth in Tangi- pahoa Parish, and satisfaction of changing needs resulting therefrom. If we are to provide parish services  for, ifwe are to meet the needs and requirements of, and ff,e are to provide a healthy environment for ourselves and future generations we must m.:et this challenge as a whole. If we concentrate on recoverv onJv. the "Brush fire" approach our pre- sent situation will only worsen in the future. I believe that for Tangipahoa Parish, the future ia now! We can meet the whole challenge through effective, responsible and innovative management within our parish gov- ernment. We can achieve this by electing qualified and responsible managers as representatives to our Police Jury. I strongly desire to put my managerial experience and my energy to work for the people of PCice Jury District=8 and Tangi- pahoa Parish as Ploice Juror, Dis- trct-8 As your represenative I would bring to this position the benifits of more than twenty years experience in personal management, THE PONCHATOULA TIMES AUGUST 11. twelve years in technical manage- ment, ten years in financial manage- ment (largely associated with multi- million dollar contracts), three years in computer system management and four years in business manage- ment. Drawing on this experience, my education and my familiarity with ,, the art of negotiation and the process of compromise, ] firmly believe that I can contribute significantly towards entrenchment of our Police Jury on a road to recovery that will lead to restoration of your confidence in the system and the betterment of Tangi- pahoa Parish. I dedicate myself toward these goals. To achieve them I need your help. I promise to campaign with enthusiasm, work with enthusiasm and enthusiastical- ly. I ask for your support in the upcoming election. I, Robert D. "Bobby" Stanga, Jr., announce my candidacy for Police Juror, District 8, Tangipahoa Parish. Background: Graduate Ponchatoula High School, 1959 Graduate Auburn University, 1968. Bachelor of Science Grduate Naval School 1975, Master Aeronautical and ering Retired Lieutenant U.S. Navy. 1980 Married to the Mclntyre of Ponchatoula Two sons. Jonathan Two daughters Cind' Residence Hano mond Community Bargain Da 3 Day Sale! Prices good Mo day, Tuesday, Wednesday Only, August 8, 9, 10 THIS WEEK ONLY TA il rr, ngs $8.oo Di, '200 • :  i • ,3 Tota Wt. ii! ? :/ i / Pulsar Watches.o. s=., 25" 6n in to Voff Suggested retail price! HIGH PRICES "GONE WITH THE WIND" JEWELRY & GIFTS 345-1948 2724 W. THOMAS HAMMOND, LA.