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" 24 Thursday,'March6, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Letters to the Editor cont inued from page 11 nals (who refused to look through Galileo's telescope) has come down'? Do you not perceive that your refusal to respond to my whistle-blowing is in and of itself tantamount to a nega- tive response, according to which you shall be judged? Sincerely, Is/Robert W. Bass Theoretical Division Project Matterhorn Esmeralda D.A. insults Silver Tappers This letter is to vent some steam over file rudeness of an audience of republicans in Beatty on February 22 who at- tended a Lincoln day dinner. The Silver Tappers were invited to perform at the occa- sion along with their singers Rosie Ratcliff and Johnny V. While the sound person and their singers were trying to get the sound just right, the organizer of the dinner came to the stage and said with a scowl, "Could you keep that noise down." I said to him, "Sir, we are just trying to get the sound right so that the show will go smooth." He just kept scowling at us. Needless to say, tile sound was hor- rible during part of the show, only because we did what the "gentleman" asked. When the illustrious D.A. of Esmeralda County intro- duced tile entertainers to the audience he added, and in bad taste might I say, "Please continue to socialize dttring the show." I have to say that this is the first time we have ever ap- peared anywhere, with my knowledge, where the person introducing us encouraged the audience to completely ig- nore the fact that we were singing and dancing our hearts out, as we do for every performance, whether itbe for rich or poor alike. The audience did exactly what the D.A..had instructed them to do (except for a few) and for the most part. com- pletely ignored the fact that they were being entertained. The Tappers never charge for their performances, but usu- ally, they are so well appreciated the audience takes up a collection to show their appreciation. Usually, the spouses of the entertainers like to come and watch, but at this show they were not supposed to be there unless they paid for a meal. That is what we received, a meal for our hard work. Not that we are complaining about the meal, it was very good, but most of our spouses did not attend. I think ff we were performing for the President of the United States, he would have made sure that the utmost attention was paid to the entertainment, and probably would have remembered the names of the entertainers, unlike the D.A. who thanked the two singers but just couldn't remem- ber our names. Maybe, if he would have given us the cour- tesy of keeping quiet and listening instead of"socializing" he would have known who we were. Funny, 1 can't re- member his name either. And, if I were a resident of Es- meralda County I would not vote for the man. Hopefully, the Silver Tappers won't accept another book- ing from that group of Republicans again. To all of our loyal fans out there we sincerely appreciate your courtesy and standing ovations whenever we attend 3'our gatherings The opinions in this letter reflect only those of myself. /s/Rosemarie Ratcliff PASTROMI OH FRENCH ROLL $3.25  I al alif 4If WIDIM dlW J Phone Orders Welcome 727-4300 Hours 10 am to 7 pin Hwv 160 ValleV View Plaza PFEPLFS SCHOOL - Certificate of Completion - Job Placement/kssistance tkvailable Upon request - 4 Vk - 4 hrs Per Day - Flexible Schedulin 8 - Limited enrollment Congratulations to Joe Richards! After 74 years of maintaining a low profile, you have forced me to respond to the allegations you printed in the Pahrump Valley Gazette. February 13, 1997 headlined Sense and Nonsense, re: AB 32. This article would be better headlined, Mis-informed and Un-informed. Since I am a member in good standing of the Masons for 42 years, I took offense at your statement, that the tax-payers would pay for the personalized license plates bearing the Masonic emblem. Rest assured that your "stinking tax money" will not be wasted on this quote "stinking license plates", unquote. It will cost the bearer $25.00 initial fee, and $5.00 per year renewal fee, payable to the DMV which, according to DMV, is distributed in part to the prison in which they are made and partly to the school fund. I suggest that you do some research to find out the facts before criticizing the legis- lature O__.RR organizations. publicly. In the meantime, be in- formed! /s/Virgil A. Petrie Tonopah, NV. Friends of the Library Book Sale Donations are needed for Friends of Library book sale. Books, audio-books, tapes, records and puzzles can be left at the Pahrump Contain- nit3' Library or call 727- 9157 for pick-up. Betty J. Ambriz 727-1918. SPECI/00IL First 10 students will receive 1/3 off - For more informotion Call (702) 751-5262 Live Wildland Training Burn On Sunday, March 9, 1997 the Pahrump Valley Fire Department will be conducting a "Live Wild- land Training Burn" at Hafen Ranch Road and Manse from 9 am to 5 pm. This is to inform the public there may be a large amount of smoke coming from the South end of Pahrump on Sunday. Teacher of the Month at Pahrump Valley High School Mrs. Paula Krueger Pahrump Valley High School February Teacher of the Month The Student Council of Pahrump Valley High School would like to congratulate Mrs. Paula Krueger, physical education teacher at PVHS, as "Teacher of the Month" for the month of February. Students from throughout the school are given the op portunity to nominate their teachers for this monthly awar Twenty-two nominations were submitted and Mrs. Krueger was selected for the nominations by Tiffany VanDeventer and several other students in physical education. In their essay, these students nominated Mrs. Krueger because "she respects the students, she's always there to help, and she recognizes the work of other people." Mrs. Krueger is in her first year of teaching having re- cently earned her masters degree from Northern State Uni- versity.. She also is the assistant women's basketball coach and assistant track and field coach. This award is cosponsored by Smith's Food Centers, Pizza Hut. and Pepsi. Mrs. Krueger has received gift certificates from these four businesses. Antiques ' I Antiques, collectibles and gardening seem to go togeth- er. Such "cross-over" collectibles usually generate extra interest and rising prices. Weller, the famous art pottery maker from Ohio, made a full line of garden ornaments and accessories from the early 1900s to 1948. Cement-gray colored birdbaths and jardinieres from the Graystone line often were unmarked. Birdhouses and hanging feeders were made of gray and sandstone-colored clays. One line of vases and planters was made to resemble tree trunks. Another line featured realistic frogs in sizes from a - few inches to a foot long. Ga/den figures were popular. Weller made gnomes, ani- mals and birds in the 1930s and '40s. Bulge-eyed dogs, happy ducks, drunken ducks and banjo frogs were avail- able. You could get a table shaped like a toadstool, a straw- berry jar or a sundial. The most unusual garden pottery was the line of sprin- klers. A 1930s ad mendoned a frog sprinkler that threw the water 16 feet. The sprinklers were made from figures that had been drilled so the metal sprinkler head and hose con- nection could be inserted. Many of the garden pieces were not marked and are still unrecognized by some collectors. The jardinieres sell for hundreds of dollars; the gnomes are bringing more than $1,000. Some sprinklers fetch more than $5,000. Q. My yellow-and-red tall pitcher is made of crackle glass. How old is it? A. Crackle glass was originally made by the Venetians in the 16th century. Most of what we find today dates from the 1800s or later. The glass was heated, cooled and retired so that many small lines appeared inside it. Crackle glass was popular during the 1920s and '30s, "when several different dinnerware patterns were made. The United States Glass Co. made a Craquei pattern in 1924. Q. My mother left me her neeklace with beads of carved peach pits. They're carved into Buddha shapes. No two are alike. Is it valuable? A. Carving peach pits was a popular pastime in America as late as the 1930s. Children were taught to carve animals and human faces into the pits. Very fine peach-pit carving was originally done in the Orient, where entire scenes were shaped into the pit. A single bead sells for $10 to $15. I r D Did you lose your pants last time you Advertised? Our professional sales staff will find theAd that is right for youl The Pahrump Valley Gazette 727-5583