How about lunch at Center Club?

Julius Westheimer

July 27, 1992|By Julius Westheimer

Want a cure for the midsummer blahs?

How about drinks and lunch for two at The Center Club, Baltimore's skytop business eatery atop the U.S.F.& G. building, as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ticker?

Just answer a "quickie quiz" to find out how good you are at identifying advertising slogans, past and present. (Several of these are oldies.)

There will be two winners, plus their guests. The first two postcards received with the most correct answers and having the earliest postmark (hand-delivered cards not allowed) will win Center Club lunches for two. And you don't have to identify all the slogans to win. In case of ties we'll flip a coin.

To enter, print your name, address, phone number and your answers on a postcard (no letters accepted) in the same numbered order as slogans listed below and mail your cards to Julius Westheimer, Ticker Slogan Contest, Sun Business News Dept., 5th Floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278.

All cards must be postmarked by midnight, Thursday, July 30.

We'll print winners and answers next week. Time is short. Get busy!

(1) "People Who Care for People Who Need Care."

(2) "The Pause That Refreshes."

(3) "Light For All."

(4) "We Love to Fly and It Shows."

(5) "Where the News Comes First."

(6) "Cut Your Steak With a Fork, 'Else Tear Up Your Check and Walk Out."

(7) "We're A Part of Your Life."

(8) "Your Car Knows."

(9) "Let's Talk About It."

(10) "Twice As Much for A Nickel Too, ('Blank Blank') is the Drink for You." (Old radio jingle.)

BALTIMORE BEAT: Dr. Ben Carson, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is photographed and written up at length in "The Survivors: Nine Successful Men and Women Tell How They Overcame Often Horrendous Childhoods" in Fortune, August 10. ("He often tells his story to kids, hoping it might inspire them to get an education and escape the ghetto as he has. . . . As a youngster in Detroit, Ben never cared about school and was known as the class dummy. . . . Graduating third in his class at Detroit's Southwestern High, Carson had only $10 to spend on college application fees. . . . Scholarships and grants helped pay the aspiring doctor's way though Yale and the University of Michigan School of Medicine."

DON'T QUIT EARLY: "One-third of all early retirees regret their decision to retire early within six months after leaving work. Typical mistakes: Employees who are disheartened by a business' problems take early retirement to leave them behind-- then discover they miss the challenge of solving problems. Others who dream of enjoying free time find they have no plan for using it. Advice: Think through how you will spend your days after retiring. Consider declining the retirement offer or taking a buyout and looking for a new job elsewhere." (James E. Challenger, outplacement consultant.)

MONTH-END MEMOS: "Businessmen don't elect presidents anyway. The common people elect them. I proved that back in 1948." (Harry S. Truman) . . . . Wednesday, I will answer your money questions on WBAL Radio's "Lunch With Allan Prell." . . . Working Woman, August, runs a good story, "Making Yourself Indispensable." Details next Monday . . . . Did you know that what cost $1 in 1940 would cost $9.85 today? And what is priced at $1 today will cost about $1.63 in 10 years? For a postpaid, unique-type calculator, send $5 to William Warmington, Box 3, Phoenix, Md., 21131. It has variable inflation rates for your calculations . . . . At a good Altoona, Pa., restaurant yesterday a breakfast for two cost $5.25. In Venice last month the same breakfast cost $40. . . . Baltimore CPA firm Coyne & McLean (825-8300) will mail its latest "Coping With Low Interest Rates" if you phone . . . . "Big opportunities are increasing for accountants with an environmental consulting background." (National Business Employment Weekly.) . . . The latest Kiplinger Washington Letter predicts the Democrats will not be able to break the GOP's grip on the South.

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