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Houses, farm land are super investments
Real estate, particularly houses and farm land, have proved to be a “superior investment” for combatting inflation, according to a Purdue University study.
It also found that from 1960 to 1974, middle-income investors fared far better than those in upper income brackets. Purdue economists said “The middle income consumers, $5,000 to $25,000, have apparently had a superior mix of assets and debts for hedging against inflation. The concentration of assets and debts in the hands of high-income consumer-investors, $25,000 or more, has probably not benefitted this group relative to others during the recent “inflationary periods.”
John Wayne losing movie popularity
John Wayne is dropping out of favor with the movie-going public, if a list of the top 10 box office stars means anything.
For the first time in 25 years, Wayne is not on the list compiled by Quigley Publications.
Robert Redford topped the stars, followed by Barbra Streisand. She was the only woman named. The rest of the top 10, in order, were Al Pacino, Charles Bronson, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Woody Allen, Steve McQueen and Gene Hackman.
Wolfe selected for Ambassadors Band
Chris Wolfe has recently been notified that he has been selected for membership in the American Musical Ambassadors Band. This highly-selected concert band compromised of outstanding high school and university students will tour several European countries next July 22-Aug. 1.
Chris, who plays drums, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wolfe and is a member of the Westview High School Band directed by Mike Mangan.
Annual Yule gathering Dec. 6
A group of friends enjoyed an annual Christmas party Saturday noon with dinner at the Pagoda Inn.
A red candle arrangement and candy cane favors centered the single table.
Later the group went to Fountainview Nursing Home, where three tables of bridge were played. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Henry Cripe, Mrs. Elma Court, Mrs. Gaylord Miller, both of Elkhart, and Mrs. Tillie Kasbaum.
At the close of the afternoon, refreshments were served by Mrs. Maymie Fredericks, hostess, and Mrs. Court acted as Santa Claus for the gift exchange.
A round-robin letter was written to Mrs. Herschel Sperry of Grand Rapids, Mich., who was unable to attend.
Others present included Mrs. Harold Hale, Mrs. G.E. Miller, Mrs. Orie D. Zook, Mrs. Eli Gerber, Miss Edna Graff and Mrs. Gilvie Gorsuch, a resident of Fountainview.
Saturday morning fun
Many Goshen youngsters have been taking advantage of the Goshen Park and Recreation Department’s Saturday morning recreation program. Those recently “having a ball” at the Chandler gym were Rose Byers, Jennifer Hetler, Jamie Harrison, Debbie Miller, Deana Harrison, Jennifer Metzler and Becky Leatherman, supervised by Marty Gaff. The program is open to all elementary-school children and a new program is being offered this year for preschool children. Details on times and locations are available at the Shanklin Park office.
Bulls bow to Suns
Dick Van Arsdale, with 23 points, led a balanced Phoenix scoring attack that swamped the Chicago Bulls 114-97 in National Basketball Association play Sunday night.
Four of the five Phoenix starters were in double figures including Keith Erickson with 18, Alvan Adams with 20 and Paul Westphal with 19.
Five Goshen girls qualify for state meet
Five Goshen High School swim girls Saturday qualified for the state meet next weekend at Ball State University, as a result of their performances in the Elkhart Sectional.
Beth Moyer qualified in the 50 freestyle by topping the state cut-off time with a 27.6 clocking while taking fourth. Penny Hoffman advanced in diving by posting 349.70 points to better the state standard.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Jill Fult, Moyer, Ann Swoveland and Nancy Morris took a second place in 4:12.5 to qualify for the state. Also scoring well for Goshen were Helen Ahonen with sixth placings in the 50 and 100 breaststroke events, Jill Fult fifth in the 200 free, Morris a fifth in the 100 free and the medley relay team of Fult, Ahonen, Moyer and Swoveland with a fifth.
Turtle, mashed potatoes, salad, roll with butter and coffee will be served on the buffet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for only $2.50 Tuesday night at the Frog Tavern, Lake Wawasee.
The following stores in downtown Goshen are now open Monday night until 8:30 for your shopping convenience: Arby’s Roast Beef, Goshen Pizza Palace, Hook’s Drugs (downtown), Jack ‘n’ Jill Shoppe, Kline’s, Maley’s Variety Store, Miller’s Family Shoe Store, Newell’s, Plain & Fancy and Snyder’s Men’s Shop. Plenty of free parking.
Jim and Barb Blackwood welcome you to Village Discount Center, formerly Dan and Jim’s, offering new and used furniture and appliances with the lowest prices anywhere. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3004 Elkhart Road, near Peddler’s Village.
Let a good haircut go to your head! Call the Mug & Brush at 533-9414 for an appointment.
The all-you-can-eat pizza buffet lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. is $1.69 at the Pizza Inn in the Chicago-Pike Plaza.
Movies this week include David Niven as “Old Dracula” at the Elco Theater; “Class of 44” and “What’s Up Doc?” at the Holiday at Pierre Moran Mall; “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Concord 1; Redford and Dunaway in “Three Days of the Condor” at Concord 2; and “Abduction” at Cinema 1 in downtown Elkhart.
— Compiled by Ann Showalter