The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 4
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 4

Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, September 24, 1978
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4-A £lu- <6al»u"itmt p.-iii u j\\. VU6 Sunday Morning. September 24,1978 PITTSBURGH (UPI) Pinball enthusiasts walking into corner bars and drugstores these days may find their favorite machines replaced by flashy, higher-priced digital contraptions. The pinball machine has been revolutionized by the microprocessor chip, which allows for instantaneous digital readouts, faster action and increased reliability. All of which may or may not be a plus for flipper fiends. Pinball purists are all for the new, harder-to-cheat machines, but many amateur afficianados miss the erratic, eccentric old relics. Favorites Replaced By Digital Contraptions "They had more character," one player complained. His • old favorite guaranteed him a free game if he slid a matchbook cover under the left leg and banged on the right side three times. Where that machine once stood, now stands a digital machine with sparkling lights and musical bells, and a one-game-per- quarter price compared to the old two-for-a-quarter standard (two-for-a-nickel 15 years ago). It's great for bar owners since cheating is reduced and the game itself has a memory by which he can check receipts against games played and games won. It's great also for pinbal! manufacturers and leasing firms since there are far fewer breakdowns. A micro-chip can replace 50 integrated circuits and do away with 1,800 interconnections — the spot where most failures occur in electronics. And for the competitive player, the new machines are faster and instantaneously compare his score to the highest score that day, that week, or ever on that machine. It can be a very humbling experience. The microprocessor chips — six of them, each no larger than a piece of confetti — replace literally miles of spaghetti wiring, latches, coils and relays. The chips derive from the electronic digital computers invented in the mid 40s, followed by the introduction of the integrated circuit around 1960 and then College Station Begins Daily Broadcasting the MOS, or metal-oxide- semiconductor, process. Those innovations led to today's intricate LSI (large scale integrated) circuits, permitting thousands of elements on a minute chip of silicon. KACC, the FM radio station at Alvin Community College, moved into an important phase when it began program tests Sept. 8. The station now is broadcasting daily from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at 91.3 MHz on the FM dial. According to Tom Bowen, station manager, KACC must demonstrate its ability to meet the radio programming needs of the Alvin community. During this time the Federal Communications Commission is considering the college's application for a ill be broadcasting the remainder of the games on the schedule, home and away. The station also begins affiliation with the Longhorn radio network in October. This program service is offered by the University of Texas at Austin and includes a number of weekly programs of special interest to Texans. Time also is set aside for public service announcements of local civic organizations. Groups interested in having in- formation about their meetings and activities broadcast are encouraged to contact Bowen. Bowen also reported a need for volunteer staff members. "We plan to expand our activities, but need FCC- licensed operators on duty whenever KACC is on the air," Bowen said. An exam is required at the FCC, and some study is required to pass it. Persons with a radio-telephone third-class operator's permit with broadcast endorsement are encouraged to contact Bowen. Anyone willing to work toward getting the license also can contact Bowen at KACC, Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road in Alvin. GULF ELECTRIC OFGAIVESTON, INC. NOW STOCKS • Electric Motors, Fans, Tools & Winches light Bulbs, Electrical supplies. 1223TREMONT 762-7132 Sears Some items at St-an. regular prices BIG BUY Dual Action™ agitator washer 2OQ95 ^ ^ ^ White Sears low price 5-cycles, large capacity! Dual Action agitator rotates load top-to-bottom for uniform washing. 100<7f solid-state chassis — no tubes to fail or break Electronic tuner with easy one-knob channel selector. SAVE *90 Console color TV has electronic tuning 549 Reg. S639.95 One-button color 95 4455 THE WAKEFIELD Super Chromix* black matrix picture lube for rich, vivid color. 25-in. diagonal measure picture is a 315 sq. in picture. Single knob electronic tuning is reliable. Set has 25-in diagonal measure picture. Super Chromix* black matrix picture tube. 100% solid-state chassis. While quantities last or thru Sept. 30 Save $ 80 19.2 cu. ft. ice maker refrigerator Reg. 8629.95 White 13.53 cu. ft. refrigerator, 5.70 cu. ft. freezer; all frostless! Ice maker hook-up is optional and extra 68931 Sale ends Sept. 30 Save $ 60 19.lcu.ft. frostless side-by-side Reg. S639.95 579 95 Never defrost either 12.72 cu.fl. refrigerator. 6.34 cu.ft. freezer. Porcelain-on-steel interior. Power miser switch. Magnetic door gaskets. White. Sale ends Sept. 30 68141 Save $ 60 on big screen color TV Reg. $459.95 39995 41851 19-in. diagonal measure picture; solid-state chassis. One- Button Color. Sale ends Sept. 30 BIG BUY Save S 50 Large-capacity electric drver 199 95 White 69711 Sears low price Automatic and timed dry cycles, Touch Up, Wrinkle Guard* I. Pilot-free ignition gas dryer $239.95 74981 Sale ends Sept. 30 Pilot-free gas range with griddle Reg. S539.95 489 95 Continuous cleaning: specially coated interior works to clean away food splatters at normal baking temperatures. Automatic. 36 Save *60 Save $ 30 on black and white TV Reg. $179.95 149 95 Kenmore microwave oven in Fast, "cold-heat" cooking with 600 watts of power. 15 minute rotary timer, C c cu.ft. oven interior. Light. 99171 Sale ends Sept. 30 Reg. S259.95 19995 5137 Simulated TV reception 19-in. diag. measure picture, quick start picture tube. With sunshield. Sale ends Sept. 30 Save *20 Save S 30 Save $ 100 Large-capacity electric dryer Reg. S249.95 229 95 While 6974] With 6-position fabric care, air-only cycle. Pilot-free ignition gas dryer $259.95, reg. $279.95 Sale ends Sept. 30 15.9 cu.ft. upright freezer Reg. S349.95 319 95 Porcelain-on-steel interior, slide-out basket, key-eject lock. MONDAY ONLY Sept. 25 68081 25.0 cu.ft. frostless side-by-side Reg. 81099.95 99995 Water and ice dispenser on the door! Huge 15.32 cu.ft. refrigerator. 9.65 cu.ft. freezer with deluxe features. Hookup to water supply optional, extra. White. MONDAY ONLY Sept. 25 Save ®20 5075 Simulated TV rin-e Portable black and white TV 12-in. diagonal measure picture set weighs just 16'/2 Ibs. Dependable 100";, solid-state chassis; sunscreen. Keg. S129.95 109 95 Sale ends Sept. 30 Save 8 30 5 water level 6-oycle washer Reg. S349.95 319 95 Large-capacity. Features Dual Action'™ agitator and 2-speed motor. White. Sale ends\Sept. 30 Save $ 40 23.1 cu.fl. chest freezer Reg. 8399.95 95 359 DynaWhite epoxy-finish interior, slide or lift- out food basket. MONDAY ONLY Sept. 25 Floor clearance range SALE every floor model reduced SAVE "20 to *120 Save *50 92532 Sears Audio by Fisher receiver High fidelity receiver Reg. 8299.95 has both center channel and signal strength me- tors. Hi«h filter. Si 4'.).!lf) Speakers.. II {MIS on. Sale ends Sept. 3D Where America shops Sears Advertising Policy requires every advertised item 10 be supported m each store with sufficient merchandise shouldwe run out of any reduced priceditem during thesale, we will re-order for you al me sale price Does not apply lo special purchase, clearance and closeout sales where quantities are limited. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back Sears SEARS. ROEBUCK AND CO. •Each of these advertised items is readily available for sale as advertised SHOP KVKRY NIGHT TIL P.M. GALVEZ PLAZA MALL 61s» and BROADWAY - 744-6301 HITCHCOCK CUSTOMERS CALL 986-6531 AUTOCKNTKR <)PJ,\S 7:30 A.M. STORK OPK\S 9:30 A.M.

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