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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa TO The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Thurs.. May 30. 1S74 What Young People Think Commercial Critics Soy Humor Sells By Nancy (Hlber( Hl Stilts mi Mills ni fun iiiHl inns! eieryone can easily iinil iinicklv learn In do H well. The whole family ur neighborhood ran have many happy linii's stills ins; races, contests suit hikes. YValkiiiK nn stilts is easy since il is really only a mailer uf shillinx ymir weight from side in side as yun hold and lid each pule. Fur lie.Minnini; slilt walkers, stilts made from ropes and cans are easiest. Tu make these yun need twn heavy-duty cans. r'nipty paint cans nr coffee cans are best. Near the on opposite sides of each can. poke holes directly across from each other. .Now yon need two pieces of rope lon.i; enon.yh to puss throiiiili the holes in the cans and reach tip to your hands, yon may wish to wear the ropes over your shoulders. Either way, you can measure and cut Ihc ropes yourself. Now run the rope through the holes, tie the two ends, and your tin can stilts are ready to walk on. steps of the stilt, yon need Iwo pieces il wood thai Iwo inches thick and measure [our b> six inches. Cut tile pieces as shown inakiiiL: a slantiiii; line cut rl'MOU is the in.nredient which .101111.1; persons respond to in com- mercials, accutiliiu: to a recent .survey, III answer to the iiiiesiion, "To what type of TV adverlis- do you re.ii! most favora- 5S percenl said himior. Straightforward, factual and lo-llic-poiiH ads rated next best, with Ili percent: followed by real-life .situations, per- cent: and musical and enter- taining ads. !l percent. Animated ads .lidn'l sjo over well, al 7 percenl. nor did celebrily spokesman ads, less Hum 1 pen-flit. Joe .Vimuth Aniiini; the TV commercials the persons (iiieried had seen lately and nuisl liked were: Joe Namatli for l-esys Paiuylinse: 7-l'p's lakeoff on IMI: Xenix ads willi fnnl- ball players; I'unna ('at t'how: Dr. I'epper; any commercials featuring Kill Cosby and t'n- ilcruiHHl Drilled Ham. the losers were oiuis for toilet tissue, inns! an- liperspiranl ads and floor- uuxing commercials. As for radio erasing, the young persons sail! llie pimple cream ads are the most con- Miiring. Asked to ath ice lo ad- uTiisers who are Irving to reach young people, several of those surveyed responded: "There is not enough humor in this world. 1 watch an ad- vertisement tluu makes me laugh." said Keith l.oehr. ill. Dalton. Mass. No Insults "Try and get the message across humorously, but don't insult the intelligence of the viewer." said Joe Tisone, ill. Voungsiown, Ohio. "lielale the product to my Teens on Wheels Wooden stilts are a hir more difficult to make and walk on. They can he made I'rum stan- dard one by two inch lumber cut to a length of five lo seven feet for the poles. To make the Next, allach the six-inch side ol the stop portion in llie pole with strong nine at the height yon desire. Then turn the slilt su thai the pole side is upward and hammer several nails through it into the step. Be certain to attach the slep on each pole al the same height. Then some sandpapering, and practicing and yon will soon discover the en- joyment and excitement your stilts call Dog Wins Pig In Raffle LIMA. Peru (UP1) A dog won a pig in a raffle, the newspaper La Prensa reports. Eusebio Del Agtiila, owner of, the dog. said he got so dis- gusted at his bad luck in previous raffles thai he entered the name of his dog, Sambo. Sambo emerged the winner of a large pig. The raffle was held in the settlement of Tarapoto in Peru's Amazonian regions. Dear Mike: My xas gauge slays al full in my Hllir Plymouth. One mechanic straightened llie needle in the gauge. No help. Another tells me I need new wiring and. of course, a new gauge. He wauls for the job. Please help. Out of Gas Dear Out: Tliof's too high a price. A defective gauge or gas tank sending unit or a break in the wiring isn 'f hard to trace. Those are the three possibilities, and o good diagnostician should be able to find the trouble within half an hour (or about After that, he can give you a reosonot' repair estimate. Dear Mike: We have a 19IM CMC half-ton pickup, which I bought in lillili. In 1969.1 had to have the clutch disc replaced. Four thousand miles later, another clutch disc. And ODD miles after that, another. The garage says I ride the clutch, which I don't. By Michael Lamm I'm a very careful driver and have driven many other manual-shift cars that never suffered clutch failure. What gives? Mad Dear Mad: The only thing I can figure is a weak pressure plate, which allows some slip all the time, or perhaps the wrong throwout bearing for the some result. Of course, you'd be able to hear and feel the clutch slipping and since you don't mention that, maybe it's something else. If so, I'm afraid I can't think what. lifestyle so I can relate to it." Samuel Amendolara. 21. Vonngslown. out the gimmicks; they do more harm than good. Use slraighlforward fads." said Mary Harrison. IS, Dallas. "Be sensible and IIUM- discriminalory Inward advises Dolores Blum, 20. Dallas. "Have outdoor scenes with woods and rivers and peacefulness. Kids are says Kila Brubaker, 'I'l, Springfield. Mu. Hose Padilla. 20. San An- Kinio, Texas, advises againsl being so cheerful away about housecleaning. since most housewives don't feel that way. And .loAnn Chambers, IS, Yonngslown. Ohio, says, "Don't try to attract the audience with jingles and dances. I remember the jingle' and forget (he product." Radio (Write to Mike Lamm at Room 601. 50 Rockefeller Vw Mirk lOO'l) C.R. 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