The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1967 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 18, 1967
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Page. Twelve - Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, November U, JM7 In Jolly Old England By TOM A. CULLEN Britain was the last major next three years. As things stand now, the unfilled demand for new office machines threatens to become a bottleneck that could hold up the whole decimalization pro- European Staff Correspondent holdout against decimalization, j g r am. This is why Treasury of LONDON — (NBA — , Al-. but the switch will be difficult j {j cia i s [ ee ] u, a t {here is not a though D (for Decimal) Day is : because of Hie size and com- m j nu t e to lose in planning for ••• -' •"" " : ' '--'—"•• -' "-- '-" decimilization. now. Among other problems which piece not until February, 1971, Brit-1 plexity of the country. ain is already beginning to tac- j Take coin operated , . . . „ kle the staggering problems in- i chines, for example. There are: B r jt a j n faces in connection with volved in changing her curren- : over million of them here' cy from sterling to d e c i m a 1 , and every single one of them coinage. Basis of Britain's new money is (o be a pound worth 100 j will have to be adjusted to take the new decimal coins. the currency switch over are: New coins: Nine billion new coins must be minted to take the place of those that are ,„ lu u^ „ ,™u..i. ,. Or take cash registers. One j being taken out of circulation pennies, instead of 240 pennies i million cash registers will have This works out at about 200 as at present. The changeover to he altered or replaced be- -•--- '- - is designed to facilitate Britains j tween now and February, 1971, entry into the European Com-1 when the present ones become new coins for every man, woman and child in the British Isles. ii¥ _ _ _. . i The Royal Mint in London is transactions between Britain '• production of cash' registers too small to tackle this job. so mon Market. It will also make I obsolete. In order lo do this, and the United States easier, i must be quadrupled during the JUMPING THE GUN on the decimal switch in England, an American advertising agency tried out a decimalized supermarket, complete with decimal dolls to handle the money changing. it is building a new plant in South Wales. Fortunately, no new paper currency need be printed. Pricing: Every item produced in the United Kingdom, from nuts and bolts to supersonic aircraft, must be repriced in conformity with the new coinage. The Treasury is working out conversion tables to this end. Pricing will prove an especial headache to manufacturers of items that sell for less than a shilling, as there is no exact decimal conversion for amounts less than a shilling. Banks: Much of the burden ef decimalization will fall on Britain's banks, which will be expected to do business in sterling up to the last minute before the change-over. What will probably happen is that all banks in the British Isles will close four days prior to D-Day, in order to enable them to switch to the new currency. This is what happened in Australia and New Zealand, where the banks closed on the Thursday prior to the switchover, and reopened on Monday as decimal banks. : Meanwhile, bankers are commuting from London to Sydney, Australia, and to Auckland, New Zealand, these days to study the new decimal coinage in operation for possible tips to be applied to Britain. One of the biggest problems yet to be faced is educating the British public to the new decimal coinage. Already schools are being geared into the program, which, when it gets into the. don. aking Its Point speed, will make us« of tions, ranging from half-pennies eling exhibits, press, tele- n and radio. efore we are through, we probably have to shove a ; of literature explaining mal coinage into every .let- lax in Britain," says Noel re, secretary of the Deci- Coinage Board, which has ge of the entire program. t waiting for official in- ctions, J. Walter Thompson. lo 50-penny pieces, similar o those that Britain will issue. During a one-month stretch, employes who shopped in the supermarket changed sterling into these decimal coins to pay for their purchases. The results of this experiment have been watched with keen interest by Thompson's clients and by Treasury officials alike. Decimal coins, for example, slowed down the checkout, American - owned advertis- meant longer lines at the cash agency, recently jumped j desk, greater shopper frustra- 1 gun on decimalization by tinn It. took the cashiers four ig out decimal coins in the ;rimental supermar- which it operates in Lon- e Thompson agency minted >wn coins in five denomina- weeks in all to get back their normal speed on the new cash registers, it was found. Clearly the Treasury has its work cut out for it in the months to come. WILSON NEWS rs. Wallace Jacobs spent ess to the South Mississippi weekend in Macon, Miss., her parents, Mr. and Mrs well. rs. W. A. Lindsay drove o rillton Thursday to pick up daughter, Mary Flo who been practice teaching e for the past two months, r taking her to Conway to e College of Arkansas re she will continue her sen- year, Mary Flo accompa- her mother to Wilson on lay, and returned to Conon Sunday after the week- County Bridge Club last Friday at her home. Mrs. N. B. Ellis and Mrs. Earl.Robbins of Osceola were welcomed as new members. Upon arrival the members were seated at the dining table for hot peach cobbler and ice cream with coffee. A linen cutwork tablecloth covered the dining table which was centered with an arrangement of white chrysanthemums. Bronze and yellow chrysanthemums were used in the living room decora- ^^••^•••^^•^^••••^••fe. What's your pleasure? What would you like to see hi6re of-6r less of-in the Courier News? Simply check the following appropriate column. • B^HB ON THE FRONT PAGE Always Local News — National, International News — Dateline — "- i . i~* i i < It Beats Me — ON THE INSIDE Editorials — The Doctor Says — — Sunday School Lesson — Shbwbeat — Sometimes Never _— _ — — — — . — . — — - — — — — — — — — end here. Mrs. Donnie McDariiel entertained her bridge last Tuesday night at her home. Upon arrival, fresh apple pie and coffee were served. Later in the evening she served nuts and candy with cokes. High score winner was Mrs. McDaniel, Mrs. J. C. Perry second high and Mrs. W. A. Hogan was bridgo winner. ™_™™™™~~~~ ~ — , Astrological * Forecast * n nATjpnTi mrnTrit--"—""""-'--^ UTTLn^n_nr Jjy l^AlVttUJjlJ *Vl«Xl.lJjXV To determine your forecast, nptt paragraph opposite dates wmen Include your birth date. SUNDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: A. day and evening to really ive the Golden Rule instead of merely mounting and parroting t for most everyone is in a restless and highly subjective rame of mind and is apt to •orget that the other fellow has a right to his, or her standpoint. This is a fine Sunday or church, studies, lofty lioushts actions. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Out early to the services of your choice and you find that the •est sf the day will be most lappy and free of worry for vou. Think before you speak, hough. Do likewise in any cor- -espondence you handle. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20 Take care not to do something ,hat will ruin you financially :oday, or cause you to lose property you have. This is not ;he. right day to go after something that. you think will help you have a greater abundance. Study is needed first. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Although you want to literally cuss out some one who has made you angry, be still since i>ou are partially to blame for what happened. Show that you have charm instead and all works out just fine. Be happy. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 o--July 21) You have many annoying duties to perform, .but f you are cheerful about them, all- is fine. Meditate upon what s 'right. A good pal needs your idvice about some problem that t easy for you to handle. LEO (J u 1 y 22 to A u g. 21) 3ood day to help pals out of heir doldrums and other pro'o- ems, which you can do easily. 'lien work on some clever idea ftn have for your own advance- nent. Study coud be your great(St. opportunity now. VIRGO , (Aug. 22 to Sept 32) McNaught Syndicate Inc. Ideal day to do some civic work that will stamp you as an A-l citizen. Higher-up gives you a helping hand in this. A more thoughtful, humanitarian attitude is a must if you are to LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can gain much wisdom at religious services, get the right answers to perplexities. Show those you come in contact with that you are desirous of learning. Add much to your knowledge today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Refrain from getting off on some strange tangent and follow pretty much the orthodox path now. See that you do not pre-judge a loved one. Have faitii and you know that all is well, and that there is such a thing as circumstantial evidence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. .21 See what it is that associates expect of you on this free day. You have been having to rely on yourself too much of late. Be careful not , to argue with anyone away from home. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) If, you are of service to those you like, .you prove that you are indeed devoted to them. Be sure that you take the treatments needed ;to improve health Mak little .changes in your wardrobe so that it .is more in style. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Important you-take no risks in anything at all right : now. Don't jeopardize your fine position with bigwigs by doing some thing foolish. Smile more that you may cheer up those who look to you for encouragement. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Ideal day to extend invitations to those you like and make firm friendships, show your loyal Intentions. You must build a solid foundation beneath you. Ex- prew yourself ideally in this fashion. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those high-strung young people who at an early age, will need more than average sleep and rest until the physical body develops sufficiently. Otherwise the nervous energy will be used in the wrong directions. As parents, you have. to he patient, soothing, with your progeny. Later, chart becomes iwnxrnAV W1UINUAI GENERAL TENDENCIES! Start this week right by delving into all phases of what you want to place in active motion and see that any flaws have been taken out. Your mind is active and alert even though there are some delays and disappointments possible if you try to force matters. Draw answers from deep within your own conscience. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Ideal day to follow through with whatever kin desire of you and to make your home more harmonious, comfortable. Be sure you first handle important work Then off to trip the light fantastic. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Much careful driving, walking is necessary if you are to avoid an accident today. Put a curb on your tongue and avoid arguments. Go over any written matter and eliminate possible errors. Be wise. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21 Formulate some good plan that can bring you a greater abundance in the early future. Show higher-ups that you are very good at financial matters. Planning a wiser budget is a good way to start on the road to success. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Analyze yourself and your life and see where to make improvements at t h i « time. Show that you are capable of making the right changes. Don't permit others to hold you back in this because they do not want you to get ahead. LEO (July 22 lo Aug. 21) Many interesting situations may crop up if you have sense enough to rid yourself of the obsolete and the deterring. Be sure that you assist one who is having a very hard time. Show true gen- crafty. VIRGO (Aug Show those yr are truly intere fare, advancer be quiet in p sires, goals rig tiding in ever your forces. LIBRA (Sep Be sure to ban of a public a that are so im Stop fussing a to use diplom assistance frc civic leader. SCORPIO (0 You have mai through your must carry th those that are constructive. ' new acquaintai not be so tru until you know SAGITTARIl Dec. 21) Study that you wanl able, practical] your finest tal ing just that. S with a gift tha dated. Then b CAPRICORN 20) Showing ot cooperate wit] their ideas, cat cord between cess. Clarifyin relatively easy a productive dj AQUARIUS 19) Show highe appreciate yo and be helpful ideas as well.' 1 labors easier, tainments earl cost. PISCES (Pel Ideal day for ful time with like and who your life. Get tice with some sess. Much rrio as a result of i IF YOUR C TODAY ... he one of those tional people, b the imaginatio and yet the pr forth are mosl to keep both r arate and mu avoided. The definitely in tl pun artist. F. S Reese, N. B Ellis and Eugene White left Sunday for Cherokee Village from where they will deer hunt. Mrs Reese will spend the time they are away with her aunt, Mrs. J. C. Kirkpatrick, in West Memphis. Mrs. Lynn Tranum was host- You must scattering You have made tions. Winners at bridge were Mrs. Hudson Wren high, .Mrs. Ellis second high and Mrs. E. B. Chiles Jr won bridgo prize. Mr. and Mrs. John Crain Jr. were hosts to their bridge club Friday night at their home with all members present. Upon arrival guests were served coconut cream pie and coffee with nuts and candy with drinks later in the evening. John Ellis and Mrs. W. A. Hogan were high score winners. Mrs. Kathleen White and children, Melissa and Bill, of Fulton, Miss., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hogan and children. Mrs. White and Mrs Hogan are sisters Friday night house guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cullom Jr. was Miss Terry M i t c h e 11 of Memphis. Mrs. J. E. Crain Sr. is visiting with her daughter, Judy, at the College of the Desert, Palm Desert, Calif. J. R. Cullom Jr. and H. A. Nicholson went to the 0 K Hunting Club near Weiner over the weekend for the opening of the deer season. fine position he, or she, will be is very vivid, The merchandizer is News Briefs SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Stanley Jackowski, 27, contends the shearing of his long hair while in Spokane County jail recently amounted to "mental torture," but has failed in his first attempt to file a $10,000 damage claim against the county. Jackowski, who lists his home as the Tolstoy Peace Farm near Davenport, Wash., was arrested on a highway, charged with attempted hitchhiking. He was jailed and his hair was trimmed and his beard shaved. Jackowski said in his claim he felt "keen emotional loss because of the haircut." County officials told him to consult an attorney to revise his claim form. . PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) Tile Neighborhood Legal Services Association says it may have to move its Hill District office because of a series of burglaries. Five typewriters have been stolen. Attorney H. David Rothman said the man arrested in the burglaries sought free legal help from the association. "We don't think we'll be able to help him out," said Rothman, association director, explaining that it would be conflict ef interest, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Fifty-eight years of prohibition against mixed drinks in Tennessee ended when John Chiles, a restaurant manager, poured a scotch and soda for a customer. The 1967 Tennessee Legislature enacted a law allowing residents of the state'i four largest counties to vote on sale of mixed drinks. Nashville residents approved the sale by Today's Investor — Biossdt and Cromley -^ Sports — Wildlife Stories — Society — Holland News — Wilson New — Luxora News —- Calumet News — In and Around Blytheville — DearAbby — Astrological Forecast — Farm News — Bootheel Beat •— Jacoby on Bridge — WKNO-TVIO — I am If Teen-ager Check Here (Mate) (Female)' Clip entire survey form and Mail to: Survey Courier News Post Office Box 1108 Blytheville, Ark. 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