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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Blytheville, Arkansas M so i y St. Pauls super mayor courier news Blytheville Ark a monday december Ai 1070 a Page five by Lee Mueller St. Paul Nea the most controversial person in Minnesota these Days is a former garbage disposal installer named Charlie Mccarty who is becoming famous As the super mayor . Paul. It has taken Charlie a Long time to become a super mayor. He is 50. Twelve years ago he was an alcoholic. Three years ago he was broke. Now he charges around St. Paul in his super car a big limousine chasing criminals chasing fire engines and generally creating uproar wherever he charges. A you might say a said a City Hall observer a that Charlie has been transformed i rom a Pluck to Chicken into a strutting pea cock. For years. Charlie Mccarty was a regular visitor at St. Patio City Council meetings. Reporters called him a gadfly. A i was a said Mccarty a a constructive citizens became accustomed to Reading Charlies opinions on Public Quot not a i the mayor s and Hubert Humphrey s Aii a of lie incumbent mayor announced he would not seek re election and the idea struck several people including Charlie Mccarty that he might make a Good mayor. Running As an Independent he Defeated la opponents to become is Paul s first nonpartisan mayor. In the Day after the election a newspaper headline read a Charlie wins a Quot the people knew he said. A i Arn a first name since mayor Mccarty assumed office six months ago St. Paul residents have become acquainted with the Man they elected. A some people love him a said a local reporter a and some i suspect would like to impeach a charming flowery fellow with warm smile and a Quick handshake Mccarty is known mostly for the fact that he likes to prowl around St. Paul at night in his super car looking i for misdeeds. Not so Long ago he witnessed a hit and run incident and ordered his Driver a police sergeant to Chase the fleeing car. The episode ended in a dead end Alley with the mayor leaping from his automobile and chasing the criminal on foot. Another time at a late night restaurant he rescued a waitress who was being harassed by a customer and had him arrested for disorderly conduct. A i promised to make St. Paul the safest City in America during my Campaign a he said a and that s what i intend to Mccarty also is Given to chasing fire trucks an affection he does not take lightly. A live been cashing fire engines All my life a he said. A i figured now was As Good a time As any to do it and do it in grand the mayor is constantly in Possession of at least one fire or police radio. Even when he is giving speeches he keeps a Small portable radio on the podium. A i just want to know what s going on a he said some activities surrounding mayor Mccarty a administration. However have not been so unanimously appealing. When Charlie disagreed with the Ramsey county welfare Board he fired the entire Board and the Day the mayor accused a county official of nepotism he hired his own son As a Skimmer at the sewer works. A i started off using a sledgehammer when a Scalpel would have done the Job a Mccarty said. A i be eased off some now. Anyway theres a helluva lot More support for my position than there is opposing at any rate. Super mayor Isnit losing any sleep Over his popularity or Lack of it. For one thing it s said he sleeps so Little morpheus barely knows him. A i sep like i eat a he said. Only when i need sometimes for instance he likes to Nap at Che office. Before he purchased his new i Couch. Super mayor used to take off his shoes take out his false Teeth and go to sleep on the carpet. A i can sleep he said. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Personal finance electric heating Ideal but costly Charle p. Mccarty men i Servic n i oldest people the ainu Are a race of White people who Are believed to have been the first people to live in Japan. Some believe that along with the natives of Australia they Are the oldest people on Earth. Bananas three Hundred hunches of bananas weighing from 50 to 125 pounds each May he produced annually on an acre of land according to encyclopaedia Britannica. At the most we can see Only about 59 per cent of the surface of the Moon the other Side is permanently away from our View. F spec. 5 Billy d. Betts son of mrs. Nelson Betis of Blytheville has been awarded the army commendation medal with first Oak Leaf Cluster. Betts stationed at p i e i k Vietnam distinguished himself in connection with operations against enemy forces according to the citation. Betts was formerly stationed at it. Campbell by. By Richard Putnam i Pratt electric heating is a Marvel of technology that s also something of a Paradox. It s too use i Ful to ignore but most difficult to make practical. Despite a tremendous push by the Utility companies less than five per cent of american Homes Are heated by electricity. And among those that Are. The preponderance Are either in the South or in states where Power is exceptionally cheap. In truth Only Cost keeps electricity from being the perfect fuel. But Cost is a controlling Factor in most cases. Cleanliness convenience and simplicity just Don t outweigh the Dollar when the chips Are Down. Of course its the unusual Homeowner who Ever gets the Chance to make a clean Cut decision for or against electric heat. Ordinarily a tract House will be committed to either Oil or Gas by the time the buyer sees it. Even if such a Home is still i in the blueprint stage most builders shudder at any suggestion of Radical changes in the construction routine. I older Homes often poorly insulated. Are not prime candidates for electrical conversion either. Only if a Home is being custom built is there Likely to be an Opportunity to make a Basic decision. Despite All these stumbling blocks there Are common situations where almost any of us might Well consider the use of electric heat added space let s say you decide to convert your built in garage to a recreation room. The rest of the House is heated with a Gas fired hot water system but the contractor looks dubious. A May have to buy a bigger boiler a he says. A not enough capacity for that extra better Stop him right there and ask him to figure the Cost of electric baseboard heat. The savings in equipment and installation costs May Well Mak electricity a competitive fuel for such a comparatively Small space. Added warmth Many an existing House has its Chilly nooks and crannies usually owners just put up with them but if a solution is sought electric heat May provide a simple answer. Bathrooms Are a Good example. Inexpensive units can be set into the ceiling and used Only when necessary. Timing switches Are often installed to assure Only Short term duration of heating cycles. Unusual usage the recent Boom in Mobile Homes has presented a unique use for electric heat. Even the comparatively High Cost of electricity As a fuel Means Little in Mobile Homes which Are Small and Well insulated. The simplicity of such a heating system fits in Well with the Mobile Home s Lack of spa a too. A resistance system needs no boiler Chimney plumbing or even boor space newspaper Enterprise Assn every True crab has a Tail which it cannot use for swimming. Wednesday special Reg. 40c pork Sandwich see this paper for next wednesday s special 30 c Best bargain in Blytheville perfect for j Christmas every Sale come Early for Best selection the new Arrow Collar Man brings Back the All Man look the last time you saw the Arrow Collar Man he % was doing the Charleston. Now there a a new Arrow Collar Man and he a a lot like the other. A Lively robust Guy who leads the Way to arrows bold masculine dress shirt styles. See the a Pierce arrows by the styles of the roaring the High fashion spirit of the soaring seventies. Higher longer Point 2-Button or rounded link bold stripes dramatic solid colors. Denton Perma Iron of course from Arrow the colourful White shirt company save on Johnny lightning sets hot wheels Misti Yout Christmas store dolls t. V. Toys for the Man who has everything give a Day s gift certificate Walkie talkies wheel goods train sets20% off \ save on Christmas Trees ornaments indoor amp outdoor Light sets Road race sets stocking stuffers games of All kinds hurry free gift wrap open til 8 pm. Til Christmas eve save 20% Jow during our december toy clearance

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