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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta May 29, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGf HERALD 7 Van Luven Even idols have tongues of clay Let's face R, tite only way to make an original comment these days is to assume a strin- gently-enforced vow of silence. It's tte knowledge explosion, you see. We've become so aware of the comments of oth- ers, we've no time to acknow- ledge our own thoughts. For instance: "I was I grumbled, returning from the loathsome chore of grocery- shopping, lightly-laden with just two bags of groceries, but minus Feeling smug about my bon mot, but prodded by an uneasy suspufekra, I checked my "Bart- fefljt'B Familiar Lo and behold, I had been par- roting one Joe Jacobs, the dis- gruntled manager of defeated heavyweight boxer, Max Schmeling. Jacobs Is also cred- ited with lhat immortal if il- literate line, "I should of stood in Recently, I oame upon my spouse glaring malevolently af- ter the retreating hind-quarters of a saucy Pekinese puppy. Tire dog had just taken a brisk con- stitutional through our flower beds. "Good declared the Master of the Estate, "make good Chortling, I gleefully inform- ed him he should have added a footnote to his remark just NOTICE If you own a travel trailer or NOW is the time to have your propane equipment and appliances thoroughly Inspected and adjusted. Be sure of a fun-filled, carefree holiday with dependable propane cooking, cooling and lighting systems. All It takes is a phone call for an appointment. Complete service Just SjQ-oo PLUS PARTS CALL BOB JACKLIN at 328-3334 Atk for your copy of acroti too. 3307 Sth Avenue N. to give American poet Robert Frost the credit he deserved. It seems even the famous re- sort to a civilized form of plag- arism. Winston Churchill, for one, was a self-confessed quot- er of others. Even idols have feet or should I say tongues of clay. W. C. Fields, long-admired for his single-minded misanthropy, his sense of penurious style and absurd comedy, was a plagar- ist too. He DID NOT originate the phrase he made immortal: "Never give a sucker an even He borrowed it (know- ing Fields' habits, one should say from Edward Al- bee. It would seem the borrowers of phraseology are ever-increas- ing while the witty originators are In danger of extinction. Alarming thought: soon the quoters wiH have no one to quote from. Will a pall of quietude de- scend upon us? Or will we feel obliged to fill the void with more conversational inanities. Nowhere is blatant plagarism more rampant than in the moneyed and all-pervasive confines of advertising. For example, is not spiritualist Emile Cones testimonial, "Ev- ery day, in every way, I'm get- ting better and better" not moe than a trifle reminiscent of the hair coloring ad which coos, You're not getting older, you're getting I keep reminding myself of one of author Gertrude Stein's wise admonitions: "Remarks are not Thanks Gert. A fitting epitaph for all that has gone above. little John A NEW Human Waste Toilet. RUNS ON NATURAL GAS Available now a self-contained combustion toilet that operates fay simply lowering thft seat lid which ignites a prapane flame. No waste fo dump. No chemi- cals to replace. It's completely safe. Virtually odorless. Little John is an ideal all-season toilet for campers, trail- ers, boats, cabins, construction sites, picnic areas, golf courses, and other outdoor areas. It is small (height 16 inches, width 14 inches, length 21 light 55 Ibs., easy to install, portable, and costs only pennies a day to operate. How does it operate? A high speed burning cycle Initiated by lowering the seat lid after use. A flame is ignited to a lower combustion chamber (which is sealed during the A butterfly valve automatically deposits thft waste from the upper portion of the unit to the lower chamber as the lid is dosed. The propane gas provides btu and exhaust gases are vented outside any other stove or heater through a double-walled ex- haust flue. Ideal in all seasons for: CABINS CONSTRUCTION SITES r TRAILERS RECREATION AREAS BOATS CAMPERS (C.G.A. APPROVED) Commonly Asked Questions WHAT IS THE COST OF OPERATION? Costs just pennies a day to operate with up to 16 users. WHAT ABOUT SUPPLY? Because the Lltilo John needs only a gas source for operation, no chemicals, water or electricity are needed, IS LITTLE JOHN ODORLESS? Because the unit is completely closed when in the combustion mode, what odor is caused is vented through the vent pipe. Smoke output it rated leis than No. 1 Ringleman. IS THE DRY TOILET SAFE? The Little John is a completely safe unit using only safe, dependable gas fuel. IF tho lid is raised whila the unit is in the combustion mode it automatically shuts itself off. IS IT SANITARY? During the high speed burning cycle, the bucket is in an inverted position acting as the top of the combustion chamber. In this posititon every part of the unit is cleaned using a high heat process de- stroying all germs and bacteria present. 327-6543 little John DISTRIBUTED BY 327-6446 L G. H. BAXTER SON (1968) LTD. 528 6th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J2E2 ;