Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 6, 1969 · Page 5
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 5

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, January 6, 1969
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MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1989 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS A Success In Everything Is Packard Right For Defense Job? By JOHN CUNNIFP AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — David Packard, named to be deputy lecfetary of defense in the Nix- m administration, is as finely educated, broadly experienced %nd as thoroughly accomplished t man as likely could be found tor the spot — This, however, might not •nean to the Senate, which must pass on his selection, that Packard is the man for the job. As some may view his appointment, these very accomplishments could create conflicts. This is the background: David Packard was a 27- year-old former engineer for General Electric back in 1939 when he and William Hewlett decided to go into business for themselves. They began in a garage with a few hundred dollars. The —two men had been classmates a few years earlier at Stanford, where Packard was Phi Etea Kappa and a member of the football and basketball teams. Hewlett went on to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pckard went on to Colora- ado College and then took a graduate degree in electrical engineering at Stanford. Asked in an interview why he •O* "O- *0- wanted to go into business for himself, Packard gave a reason that contemporary young people will recognize. He did not feel, he said, that he could express himself in a large corporation as well as in his own business. He proved his point. From 1939 to 1047 he and Hewlett operated a successful partnership in the manufacture of electronic measuring devices. Then they incorporated and began an extraordinary expansion. By 1956 their annual sales were $20 million and net income close to $1.8 million. Sales have risen in every year since then, reaching $200 million by 1966 and $266 million last year, when $20.6 million was earned. Hewlet-Packard now employs about 13,000 workers in the United States, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico and several South American countries. It is a world leader in precision electronics. As one of the foremost companies in its field, Hewlett-Packard naturally lid business with the biggest electronics customer, the U.S. government. Perhaps as muc as one-third of its sales involve government purchases. Somehow, as seems true of -O— ~o~ -o* many executives, Packard found time also to serve as a director of Generol Dynamics, U.S. steel, and Pacific Gas & Electric. He was associated also with Chase Manhattan Bank, one of the world's largest. He also contributed time to activities that brought no immediate income, such as the American Manogement Association and the Japan-California Association, an international group that seeks improved trade relations. He became a trustee of his almo mater as well as of Colorado College and an executive of the Stanford Research Institute, where raw research is turned into useful products and services. His time and managerial abilities were spread even more through association with the National Merit Scholarship Program and as a member of the Board of Education in Palo Alto, Calif., site of the company's headquarters. His interest in education results partly from his role as a father of four, one of whom is a professor of humanities as the University of California at Los Angeles. As a low key, soft spoken administrator, some consider Packard a model. Those who be a thoroughly modern man, -o- know him consider him also to aware of the problems of workers and of students who soon will be his employes, unafraid of change and not overly impressed by his millions. In order to take the defense job Packard has devised this plan: —Place his $300 million of stock in a charitable trust for the entire period of his stay in government. Resign as head of his company. Sever ties with other corporations. Sell stock in companies with government business. It would seem, then, that this highly qualified man would be Ideal for the job. Or would he? Nagging doubts will be expressed by some senators. As a member of the military-industrial complex, they might ask Packard if he: Should sell all his stock in Hewlett-Packard? Can be impartial even with his stock held in trustb Would find it possible to be impartial to his own firm even if he sold all his stock? Those who ask the question then must ask perhaps even larger ones: Should the U.S. government and its people be denied the services of so accomplished an executive? What penalties must an individual accept because of his success in life? THE WELL CHILD Pinworms Are Common: Eggs Easily Spread By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M A mother writes that her child recently played with some children who have pinworms. Their mother takes a lighthearted attitude toward this infestation but the writer is worried and would like to know whether her child could get pinworms by just playing with those children and whether she should keep her child home until, if he has the worms, he has gotten rid of them. Pinworms are indeed common as the lighthearted mother implied. A child will not get them from just being around children who have them but that does increase his chances. Here is how they are transmitted. Pinworms eggs with a diameter of about i-500 of an inch get on one's fingers or food and are awallowed. In the digestive tract they hatch and -o- -o- -o- they hatch and mature. When a female pinworm is full of eggs she works her way out. of the digestive tract, usually at night. The anal itching is not enough to waken the host but may cause scratching . The tiny eggs will remain on the fingers or under the nails and on the sheets and night clothes. Making the beds and putting the pajamas away will send the eggs into the air and wherever they land they are ready to be picked up end start the cycle all over again. This mother's child may .or may not have gotten pinworms. If he hasn't, there is no need to treat him. If he has , the whole family should be treated at the same time. Meanwhile, they should scrupulously , wash their hands before each meat -o- -o- -o- and after each trip to the toilet. No quarantine or fumigation is necessary. Q. My son, 5, is bright but. overactive. In nursei'y school he can't stay at any one thing. Our doctor is giving him Atarxa. Does it have any bad side effects Is it habit forming. A. Hydroxyzine (Atarax) is a minor tranquilizer and is not. habit- forming. Anyone who takes it for a long time should have frequent blood checks and liver function tests. Although most children outgrow the tendency to be overactive between the ages of 10 and 12. they do present a problem in their early years. A recent study suggests that tranquilizers may aggravate the trouble and that stimulating drugs, strange as it may seem, bring about a marked imporvement YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give youraelf 10 points for each correct answer. 1 -My state has Senators In Congress* a -2 b -6 c«ll 2 Each Congress meets for ..... a-one year b-two years c -three years 3 Senators serve a ..... year term* a-two b-four c-six 4 Representatives serve a year term. a-two b-four c-six 5 A bill passed by Congress becomes a law only when the President signs it. True or False? PART II -CONGRESSIONAL VOCABULARY Give yourself 4 points for each word that you , can match correctly with its special Congressional meaning. l.....the Majority 2 constituent 3 the Minority 4 veto 5 filibuster a-political party with fewest Members b-politioal party in control c-used to delay or prevent voting d-a voter e-what the President can do PART III - CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES Take 6 points for each correctly matched answer. ^1 Speaker 2.....Whip 3 Chaplain 4... ..Congressman large" 5, ....President Tempore at Pro a-presides in Senate in absence of Vice President of the U.S. B-presides in the House o-repreiserits no parti"* cuiar district d-sees that all are present for voting; e-opene daily meetings ®VK, Inc., Madison 1, Wis. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS KING CITY FEDERAL. SAVINGS & LOAN ASS'N. ..:»LiCANCE AGENCY DOUGLAS REXALL DRUGS JAMISON REAL ESTATE WJ^^ Jan. 6. 1969 T Match word clues with their correspond* • ing pictures or symbols. 10 points for each correct answer. lit*** authority for Congress Republican Party symbol 3... . Democratic Party symbo1 435 the nation's capital 5 ..H. The House begins bills dealing with this subject. 6..... some is done by roll call 7..M. the nation's Capitol number of Senators t 100 number of Represen tatives 10 The Executive en forces the laws. HOW DO YOU RATE? (Scon Etch S(d« of Quiz Saparataly) 91 to 100 polnh - TOP SCORES Site 90 points-Excel I tnt. 71 to 80 points - Good, v 41 to 70point*-Fair. ttorUR^???-rrmm! This Quia !• part of Kb Educational Program wMeh This Ntwipapar (umtshM to Schools In this art* to Stimulate kittrost tit National and WMM Affairs as an aid to Dtvaloplno Good CMzanship. DAHLGREN Funeral services for Miss Paula K. Melvin 18. of Fairfield was held in Fairfield Tuesday. Slie was the step daughter of Lowrence Ripplinger a former itr'dent of Dahlgren. Mrs. Lelan Edens has retur­ ner! home after spending the holidays in the home of her daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Ripley in Lawrence- vil e. While there Mrs. Edens visited with aunt' Jennie Smith who is living in the Methodist home' in Lawrenceville. Mrs. Ripley invited Mrs. Smith to her home for the holidays where she spent the day and enjoyed a delicious noon day meal. Mrs. Flora Porter of Miami, Blorida accompanied by her granddaughter Aiyce and husband Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Patterson of Lexington Kentucky, wie guests Monday in the hrme of Mrs. Lucille Gray and Miss Florence Wilkerson, Mrs. Porter was a former resident of Dahlgren. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Karcher and children of Princeton Ind., tv<-re guests during the holiday in the home of his sister and family Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Karcher. Those that visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Largent c'uring the holidays were Mrs. Largents niece and husband Dr. ard Mrs. Lawrence Webber of Ohiey, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Rat- iiff of Belle Rive, Mr. and Mrs. \V. B. Porter of Mt. Vernon and Rev. and Mrs. Rudolph Sch- lagg. Mrs. lucille Gray came home Thursday from a visit in Evansville, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kreher received a phone call from their son Gary during the holidays he is now stationed aboard the USS F. D. Roosevelt while awaiting the arrival of the U.S.S. Intrepid from Viet Nam. Friends wishing to write Gary can address letters to: Gary M. Kreher AA B53-98-72 USSS F. D. Roosevelt (CVA42) FW Division .. J'J J 0 New York 09501 Charles Cravens attended a meeting three ' days last week, held in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Geroge Barbee of Oaklawn have r e t u rned b»me after spending a few clays with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barbee, While here they all spent one day in St. Louis visiting with his sister Fay and family Mr. and Mrs. Frank Monle. Mrs. Jennie De Champ of Mt. Vernon spent Sunday afternoon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barbee. Mr. Barbee slipped on the slick icy back steps last Saturday spraining his ankle, which is badly swollen, he is reiouperating at his home. John R. Boyd is spending a few days this week in Danville visiting with his sisters and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barbee of Dahlgren , Mr. and Mrs. Norman Coffey and family of Evans ville spent the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Watson De Champ in Mt. Vernon. Miss Sharon Jones who is employed in St. Louis spent the holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Denbo and Mrs. Etta Wallace spent the holiday in the home of the .'owner's son and family Mr. and Mrs. Lee Denbo in Har- ••icburg. Mrs. Omar Klutts of Dresden, Tennessee and her son James of Fort Gordon, Ga., Mr. and Mro. Orvil Wallace of East St. Louis were visitors in the home ci Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Denbo and Mrs. Etta Wallace the few days. Pfc. and Mrs. Gordon Younce visited his grandmother Mrs. Viola Daily Thursday, They were enroute to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he is stationed. Mrs. Charles Cross, Cor. Save This Practice Examination! STUDENTS Valuable Refarem*Material For Exams. ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE WORLD ALMANAC FACTS James Whistler died a celebrated painter in London in 1903, but it wasn't until some 30 years later, when a U.S. postage stamp reproduced the portrait "Whistler's Mother" to honor Mother's Day, that he was recognized in the land of his birth, The World •Almanac notes. Although he thought highly of his mother, whistler was most unsentimental in naming the colorless portrait of 1872 {'Arrangement in Grey & Black, No. 1." . Copyright OM68. Naw »pap>r Enterprise Awa. BONELESS PORK CUTLETS lb. COUNTRY STYLE UNK Pork Sausage PARK PLAZA Mt. Vernon Bulk Pork M0tklt Good'N Spicy l *"AC SAUSAGE AT Brick Chili -3T

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