The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1967 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1967
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WyfhevUle (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, December 19, 1987- Pag8 Thre* per cent since 1960. Among whom are single—are more j try about $7 million to develop a CITY OF LIGHT lights up for the holidays. Paris, noted for its glitter, is extra bright with Christmas decorations. From Check to Comput Hal Boyle 'Pass The Hat' Say Church Robbers WEST GROVE, Pa. (AP) Three robbers forced the assist- NEW YORK (AP) —Things a I aren't a cheap hobby. Each: ant minister to « pass the hat" cry day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit." columnist might never know if costs the average owner about he didn't open his mail: $72 a year for vitamins and min- Some 35 per cent of wives now !erals, $275 for feed, and about hold jobs outside the home, up 5 I $100 for shoes and medicines. America's 26 women—only million workbig one-fourth of Speaking of medicines, one reason they are high is that it costs the pharmaceutical indus- 1 _ than 4,000 taxicab drivers, 3,500 new drug, mail carriers, 120 blacksmiths, \vorth remembering: 99 locomotive engineers, 261 i your door for a good day, and stevedores and almost 1,000 j pre pare yourself for a bad one." lumber workers. j-Spanish proverb. In addition to helping hubby History lesson: Can you name bring home the bacon, U.S. the U.S. presidents who had the during services Sunday night and made off with $100 from the United Church of Christ near this Chester County town, police said. Police said the robbers, carrying guns and wearing ski masks, forced assistant minis- Smiles Fade in Snow HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - They laughed earlier this year, under sunshine-filled skies, when the New Mexico Junior College student council voted to have a snow formal and pick a snow... queen. The laughs turned to frowns Saturday night when the formal was postponed because of snow and ice on highways leading to', the junior college between. Hobbs and Lovington. Ancient Egypt worshiped birds H ter Roland Johnson to pass a and used „„,,,. - m3ses as cha> "°P el J: pillow case among the congre-1 gation to collect money. Then they fled in a parishioner's car. women are getting richer in their own right. For example: they own more than $140 billion in life insurance. Here are a few seasonal bar- following nicknames: "Old Sink or Swim," "American Talleyrand," "Tennessee tailor," and 'Friend of Helpless Children"? .They were John Adams, Martin gains Santa has available for ( van Burean, Andrew Johnson, the purse-heavy buyer: a pair of j and Herbert Hoover, live matched camels, $4,125; a . , » solid gold wig, ?35,000; a Cambo- j Kitchen capers: Two-thirds of American men, according to a dian tiger-skin coat, $7,500; a mink trench coat, $6,000; a full- poll made by the Borden Co., sized mechanical elephant thati now can coo k, and some 10 per lumbers along at eight miles rn | cent claim they can cook better hour, $10,000. I t|, an t|, e i r w j ves only 40 per Turkey reigns as the favorite : cent o{ tne ma i e culinary artists Christmas dish here, but in said they used cookbooks-the England it's roast beef, in Ireland ham, in Germany roast duck and in Italy a nice dish of eels is highly prized. rest just make up their recipes as they go along. It was Elbert Hubbard who observed, "Every man is a d-n It is no longer true that yes- f 00 i f or at least five minutes ev- terday's newspaper is good only for lining shelves, starling a fire in the grate or to wrap a fish in. Dairy scientists at the Pennsylvania found acters in. hieroglyphics. Thousands of mummified birds hay* ; 'been found in buried vaults. . Thrill her with, oujf Sophisticated SHEFFIELD Pendant Watches 50 By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — Americans wrote about 17 billion checks this year, bankers seriously I ternative may be to substitute j commercial world. The criteri- I electronics for paper. ! Instead of. the signatured paper being offered in payment, an on is there. The retailer would receive a bookkeeping one. No check or j money would change hands. As an amount immediate use of the funds in- a result, fewer checks would be close to the maximum that can be handled efficiently. That, however, is only the beginning of the problem. It gets worse. Americans add another billion checks to that total each year,, threatening to inundate the bill payment system in a flood of signatures. How long can it go on? Nobody dares to guess, but some banking authorities feel the system of using checks is no more up to date than the Post Office. A vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, John Clarke, says the system originated as an improvisation and survives because of inertia. If, as feared, this avalanche of paper does clog the arteries of commerce, alternatives must be ready. And, as has been publicized widely, the soundest al- electronic computer would be I stead of waiting for the check to j used and the strain on banks • • ' • [, e deposited. He would save on' would be relieved. bookkeeping costs. He would': Much still needs to be done, of chaser and added to the account j save on paper work. He would I course, before the system could instructed to deduct a sum from believe is the credit account of the pur- of the seller. | save time and energy. Such a system has been re-1 The mechanics of the system ferred to. as the checkless socie- j might appear complex, but only | cation must be devised. Hard- ty, a term that becomes less popular as the advent of a new method of paying bills approaches. Clarke is among those seriously studying this new method. * * * In his view, described at a recent credit conference here, the Jess-check society—we might never have a checkless society, he feels—is now becoming technologically possible. To be implemented, however, it must be made attractive and rewarding to its users. The reward, as he sees it, could be a discount to consumers who use the instant pay system. Such discounts for early payment already exist in the because there is nothing with : ware must be developed to acti- which to compare it. Basically, it would involve the use of high- speed communications wires and electronic computers. These computers would be located throughout the country and filled with data on credit records, bank balances and other essential information regarding personal and business finance. In effect they would be utilities. From the utilities would run communications lines to electronic devices at retail stores, banks, other commercial outlets and even private homes. And from these sites instructions would go to the computer to debit one account and credit another. Wise Youngster Get Opportunity BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - His .skin graft project took As a senior at Parker High first prize in a local science School, 16-year-old Bracie Wat- j fair. The fair was for Negroes son isn't saying what research only, and winners could not en- he's doing now. ter regional contests. State University have that cattle grow and trive on a diet consisting of ground-up newspapers and molasses. Yep, editorial page and all! The transfer would merely be j Q uo t a bl e notables: "A celebri- •—'-'•—' "- -"•--'- -- ty is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."— Fred Allen. Boozers are losers: A survey has found that alcoholics are seven times as likely as nonal- coholics to suffer fatal accidents. The horse, once the chief source of power on the farm, is making a comeback as a pleasure vehicle. America's equine population, which had dropped to below three million by 1959, is now estimated at between six and seven million. But horses be tried. Foolproof methods of idenlifi- vate the computers. Legal safeguards against access to personal information must be developed. And, finally, who would run the computer utilities—the public or private sector? Begin Her Necklace in Cultured Pearls Five cultured pearls . on H-kt Gold Chain $11.25 OPEN AN ACCOUNT Staff with ihe original necklace in one, ihreo or more pearls, add extra pearls af often at you like. Lovely cultured pearls with M-kt. Gold chain. But his teachers won't be surprised, whatever it is. As a ninth grader, he grafted skin of an hour-old chick to another. The chick with the new skin lived to be frying size. As a 10th grader, ne took the kidney of one dog and transplanted it into another. The dog suffered no ill effects—and even bore a litter of eight puppies a Jew months later. This discouraged Watson, but; one of the judges was a professor at the University of Ala-| bama Medical Center. He invit-1 ed the student to use !iis lab at ] the center and Watson jumped at the chance. In his first kidney transplant, the dog died. Then came the successful experiment. In May, 1966, Watson read about lite problems of unborn As an llth grader, Watson i babies whose parents had differ- took several embryo rats from > ent RH factors. He began specu- the bodies of their mothers and i lating on the possibility of re- kept them alive for hours in a moving them from the mother's mechanical womb which he designed and built. He says his interest in such . things began when he joined a science club his first year at Parker. womb to safely. He began work on a mechanical device that would solve the three major problems involved —circulating blood through the embryo, supplying it with oxy- gen and removing Its wastes. After building his device, a] rat's unborn young lived for four hours in it. Normally, Watson says, the cutoff of oxygen and blood would kill an embryo within minutes. Meanwhile, the regional science fairs were opened to Negro students and Watson's artificial womb took first place. In the International Science Fair last April, his entry took second place in the medicine division. This led to an invitation from Dr. Alex Contopoulos of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco for Watson to spend the summer of 1907 working in his lab. He quickly accepted. Since return, he has been just as busy. "I've been in the lab almost every day," he said. But he won't say what his current project it. THRILLING LOW PRICE Genuine Hand Carved WHY Are They Fighting in a Foreign Land? You will understand better the pros and cons of the Vietnam war, and just what's going on there, if you read the colorful and graphic new booklet prepared for us by The Associated Press, and backgrounding the whole conflict. It includes a big map pinpointing the locations of U.S. troop units in South -Vietnam, plus dozens of other maps, charts and photographs in color and black and white. No other publication at any price brings together so much basic .information in such little space. Dainty mounting of 10 Kt. Gold. One of the liigheit faihion items for young moderns. CHARGE IT! USE OUR CONVENIENT » V.3NT PLAN USE THIS COUPON TO ORDER-- VIETNAM BOOKLET c/o Blytheville, Ark., Courier News P. 0. Box 5 Tcaneck, N. J. 07666 Please send me copies of "What You Should Know About Vietnam." Enclosed is $ Name Address City & State Zip THE CONTENTS tfs called "What You Should Know About Vietnam," and It' includes • 15 dramatis news photos In color • 25 black and white photos • 13 maps, Including a big, detailed one of South Vietnam in color. • 6 charts showing U.S. casualties, the troop buildup, economic aid and costs. • An 17,000 word text by nationally known news writers and analysts Richard G. Newcomb and William L. Ryan. All this for only $1. Order' your copy today while the supply tests. FRIDAY, DEC. 22 IS COUNTY WIDE SCOUT PICKUP DAY FOR THE MISSION! LEAVE YOUR ITEMS ON PORCH OR DOOR STEPS FOR SCOUTS THE BOY SCOUTS FROM THIS AREA WILL BEGIN PICKUP FRIDAY MORNING AT 8:30 These are Stridland, Richards; Walter C. the men In charge of pickups in this area: In BLYTHEVILLE: Bob Gardner, James , Joe Lombard!; Richard Gilmore; In DELL: Arthur Tuffing; In OSCEOLA: Robert At Blytheville AIR FORCE BASE: Major Kent C. Brown, Mr. Wilson C. Nelson, Sgt. Fisk! In MANILAt Dickie Northington; In LEACHVILLE: Billy Steed. Leave toys, clothing, can goods, etc., on your doorstep or porch and these groups headed by their group leader will pick up those items beginning at 8:30 Friday, Dec. 22. SUPPORT YOUR MISSISSIPPI COUNTY UNION MISSION

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