The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma on August 26, 1963 · Page 4
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The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma · Page 4

Lawton, Oklahoma
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Monday, August 26, 1963
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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION, Monday, August 26,1963 Trade Balance Problem like Bank Statement (U.S. Army l^b ; [n ' POST TAXI. The men who dispatch military cabs all over Fort Sill are finding their job a lot easier and more economical these days since they began placing little magnetic cabs on a map of the Fort Sill garrison to plot the position of the real taxi. While Charles W. Baker, right, civilian dispatcher, takes a call, Pfc. John R. Schmitt, left, military dispatcher, radios a cab somewhere on post. Sfc. James L, Snodgrass, NCO truckmaster for Post Transportation and the man who devised the magnet idea, moves one of the "map taxis" in coordination with the movement of the real taxi. Ispefic Co/is Become 4th Army's @sf Management Improvement Idea At Fort Sill, magnets on a map | Transportation, "and knew we had are worth about S5.000 a year. N'ot j to do something about it." lhar you'll £ct ihai much ju.*u for putting them there. But tho men who dispatch military taxis all over the post are \Vht.'" iv cull cttltt*' In U Tost Taxi, thc clispiuehcd had lo locate :x cah via radio l( (h - re \v:ixn'l one standing ly in (lie finding they can save thai nmoU'.U } motor |iool. The dispatcher oii«n simply because the magnets, shap- j od like cars, let tr.em knoiv where they stand, or, more correctly, where the taxis stand. i had to check b:ick through lo? (o find \ vehicle not In use. .All thi.v checking and dispatching took a. chunk ot lime. Usually, Thc taxi men are happy with the i about 20 minutes passed before the passenger was picked up. It meant a lot of work lor both dispatchers -- Charlos W. Baker, a retired Army master sergeant and Pic. John R. Schmilt. Sgt. Snodprass then decided he must know exactly where his taxis were at all limes and whether they wore in use. A garrison map was laid over change in operation and thc -1th U. S. Army thinks it's the management improvement idea ol the year. During last spring's economy cutbacks at Fort Sill, Post Taxi lour.d itself in a bind. Thc civilian cab contract, under which civilian taxis were called when military cabs were all in use, had boon cancelled. This economy moa: sheet" meta'l backing. Wooden" sil- surc Irf: Pos; Taxi u-ilh two sedans · houcltcs of cars containing mag- and four pick-up trucks to carry | nc ts could be placed all over the the 50.000 passengers over 67,000 : map tcl |j nR thc dispatcher mtips o[ travel each year, , w n a t number ca b was wher here and "I got ;o thinking about how \vhat it was doing. long U took to locate cabs for pas- A r«J cab meant thai Ihe taxi sengors." said Sfc. James L. Snod: was standinc by at some location grass, N'CO iruckmastcr in Post ' on post waiting for a pickup call. A green cab \\-B5 either onroule to a pickup or on his wny to drop ihe passcnqer ofl. A blue cab was on a "multiple run 1 ' wilh two 01- more stops (o make before com| pleting his curi-em trip. Magnets on the map cut "deadhead" nms by at least half. "Dcadhea.ds" are runs without passengers--such as the ones drivers made from Ihe motor pool to Ihe pickup poini. Now. drivers wait for calls near the point ihey I dropped their last passenger off !anri the dispatcher can toll which '. taxi is closest to the nc\v call-- j a i l because of the magnetic cars I on the .Ti?ip. i The new system cuts passenger ' wailing time from 20 to about 8 i minutes, Set. Snodgrass said. Because deadhead runs arc cut sharply and the number of j passengers hauled per mile has in- I creasod, thc post can expect to ' save Sfi.DOO a year. Sgt, Snodgrass : said, ; In its annual report on manage- · menl improvement at its various ! installations, the -5th U. S. Army | decided that ihis simple device I was the best idea submitted. By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP)--A problem Miat even the experts differ in evaluating let 'alone solving--the deficit in the U.S. balance of payments--has been dominating much of the financial and congressional news in recent days. And it's no wonder if many a 1 - dinary citizens are stumped. But to varying degrees Ihe balance of payments between this country and the rest of the world is inflencing: --The cost of borrowing at the bank and the inlcrc-sl charges on ihe federal debt (paid in the long run by the citizen taxpayer;; --The amount of U.S. economic and military aid Congress will vote for other nations; --Tiie protection of the gold reserves that guarantee Ihe good Tiny; Secretive Albania Red China's Only European Ally In Party Row EDITOR'S NOTE -- Albania. Is n ' U n . y , backmird. Impoverished ftnj strongly Stalinist miivcrlck arnon;: East Europe- mi Communist counlrlts. In the frrpul Ideolofrlcnl deb.ilc shnK- lutT Uie world, Al- bmihi follnivs ihr. Chinese- ruUi- (·r than Riisslnn lend. It." borders nrr; rarely crossed by Westerners. UP1 correspondent Rolf Breilcnslcin was one o( the few We-sli-rn newsmen to visit AIbnni:i in recent mdntli.s. His report follmvs. J?y nOLF BREITENSTEW United Pn-ss Inlernntloniil AJbRnia is the poor backyard of Europe. Communist Chinese tractors till its stony soil in the shadow of lowering Stalin monuments which the Albanian Coni-^ ·....- i-- c.--* .·-- -n -- munists stubbornly refuse to dis- name of the dollar in world mone- [ mantle after Soviet Premier Ni- tary capitals; j kita Khrushchev launched his --The U.S. tariffs Lliat some anti-Stalin campaign. American industries say should be raised and those of other nations that the U.S, government is protesting because they keep American products out. In all of those three are other j R \\ y outside Asia" in its [actors--economic stresses, scc-| c a j warfare with Khrushchev. Albania hit llic headlines when its strongman Enver Hoxha refused to [all in line wiLh Khrushchev and made the liny southeast European country Peking's only liona! goals or problems, domestic polities or international conflicts. But the stubborn balance o[ payments deficit plays a role in c\9ch. The nation's balance ot payments is roughly like your monthly bank statement. For you i t ' s how your deposits sladt up against the checks you write. For your government it's how the receipt, ot dollars from Otherwise outsiders see and hear littJe about the mountainous, highly underdeveloped country of 10.629 square miles, about rhe dzo ot thc state of Msryl.-xnd. Only about two dozen foreigners from Western countries crossed Albanian borders in re- conl months, this correspondent turn on investments, repayment o[ loans, and so on stack up against the dollars that go abroad for imports, foreign aid, military establishments, investments in pla-ils or securities, travel. | Since 105R eacli year has seen more dollars going out the roun- ( try ihan came back, The dclicit! still E.bove J5 IS them. The 1,625.000 slioipetars. "sons j of thc eagle," as they proudly "_ pol '.':\ re ; : call themselves, live surrounded by (lie Adriatic Sea and high mountains, Enr-mJfs Shnre Fiardfr Albania shares a long border with Yugoslavia, ruled by President lloxha's arch-enemy. Marshal Rroz Tito. Albania lost 28,000 .guerrilla fighters in World War II. and the Albanians, however, quickly made up for it. The birth rale is 31 per 1,000 a year, one of the highest in the world. In the United States the birth rate is about. 23 per 1,000. The 55-year-old Albanian dictator Hoxha contributed two sons to Hie baby boom and encouraged it by a monthly allowance of "100 leke lor the first and 200 leke for any further . Four hundred -leke is a lot ol money in Albania. It is just over S3 according to the latest, but ,10E D. ELA-M Trooper Work In Area spurted again this year. To com- bal this buildup In surplus dollars abroad thru could bo turned ] in for U.S. gold if foreigners get i worried about the future worth of JYnnkec riollais, the U.S. government through its various agencies hns: --Raised the interest on short- term loans. This tends to keep in- vestmeni funds al home but also one million. About 15,000 more sons ot the eagle died before firing .squads and in prison cells, according lo Western statistics, when Hoxha brought the Communist cadres under )iis thumb. Major Once W as Top Hand tinning Gasoline For lank Corps LAUNCHKP SATELLITE VANDENBERG AFB, Cnlit.. (UPH -- The Air Force launched a secret salollilc Saturday -- ihe carrying charge on probacly o Ihe Dismercr series ! the crowing federal dohi as well I -- low.ird |xlar orbit. ! as lending to make business tar-1 In keeping with ils po'i--y o[ Trooper Joe D. Elant has been transferred lo the Lawton district. Oklahoma Highway Patrol, replacing Trooper Charles Crowder, it was announced today, Crowder has transferred lo Ponca City. Elam, a member of the patrol for three years, has been working in tho .McAIcsler district. The new Irooper. his wife. Anna Mae, and their son, Joe Jr.. -1. live at 2322 N. 32nd. He is an active Red Cross volunteer worker and has given water safety demonstrations throughout the slate, I rowing more expensive-- and con- more Ihan a year, thc Air Force ; "An old timer? I wouldn't r-_\- zicily say that but whrn I cane into the Army as a first scrcram. I , wore five stripes and a diamond."! In his long military career, S-! Maj. Robert E. Wolfe" of the Provost MarshaJ's Office has served : from the land of thc Rhine to thc ; land of the Yalu -- plus some unusual assignments in thc United i Slates. ; A n a t i v e of Columbus. Ohio. Wolff's military career began in j earnest in 19JO. He was mustered into the Army as a first sergeant after sen-ins six years in the National Guard, i After thc war broke out, Wolfe's ,' unit, a Quartermaster truck com-; party, went lo Scotland and then to ' Taunton and Btlngay, England, : supplying gasoline for the Eighth ; nnd Ninth Army Air Corps, Se-'. fore thc smoke clearer a; Utah : Beach al Xormandy, Wolfe's gasoline lankers were al work, supplying any unit ihat needed fuel. · "\','e were sort of an unusual out- lit -- we didn't belong to anyone. The highest ranking commander wo ever had was a first lieutenant! which meant wo had trouble get: ting equipment and supplies in thc front area. They were always j swapping us from one command to another, from one army to anoth-! cr." Ninety-six 2,000-gallon tank trailers and 4S-cab-ovcr-engine tractors i gave Truck Master (as first scr-! peants were known) Wolfe's unit i the capacity to haul 196,000 gallons I at a time. "Gasoline is tricky to j handle in a combat area. Bui I've j never heard of a war-time gasoline fire caused by a cigarette." he said. Keeping Gen. Patlo.i's and other spearheading units moving took Wolfe's unit through the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes. PJiineland and Central Europe. In 1946 Sgt. Maj. Wolfe transferred from Quartermaster to the Military Police Corps. Then in Oc-' tober of 1552 he was assigned to a unique ]t-ma.n unit in Korea -- , the Q Section 772d Railroad Security Battalion. This unit rode t h e ; rails, protecting the Korean Na-'. O P T I C A L S E R V I C E COMPANY omcES AT ZALE S 319 AVENUE'D' QUALITY OPTICAL SERVICE OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Batialion in Germany from 1359 w hen he reported to Fort Sill on '-'-.-'| I March 2S, 1962. Thc 3S5ih, trained j to fight as infantry, was primarily | concerned wi;h thc evacuation of · non-combatants. Although he scn'ed at Fort Hood and at Charleston. W. Va., Wolfe's ! most unusual stateside assign| mcnis have been in the Pacific j Northwest. Ho was an instructor j i i r lite Oregon Military Advisory ; Group -- "At that time each stale had ar. organized Army Reserve Corps involving all branches ol thc Army." In the Seattle area, he was once an advisor lor military police units and criminal investigation detachments. He was sent to Lonjrview, Wash., where he opened a one- man office, advising Rcscn-e units. He fcall w i t h nn engineer forestry unit, a stevedore port compuny and a single 105mm howitzer firing battery- iccivably could spill over into lung- did not say whni type of salrllile i I icrm IJoiTowinss such as moi't- i i' "'as or whether it attained j gates and school bond issue's, | orbit. J^ --Tried lo increase ihc existing ! surplus ot L'.S, exports nvcr im! norl.s. This flared into Ihe chick- i en war when the Eumpcan com- j mon market boosted the levy on ,; American frozen fowl -- nnd, (on I the other side of the rain, led i thc steel Industry !o protest that j low American laritfs lei foreign I steel f l o o d local markets while ! old-lime American sleel cx|Xrl i markets have bocn lost), JANITOR SUPPLIES CHEMICALS Soutfiwest Chemical Co. Avc- EJL5-5U26 -- Asked a tax on Ihc purchase by Americans of foreign securities from foreigners. This is bitterly opposed by many financial i Interests in hearings before con- · gross. Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Stops Itch--Relieves Pain N.-W Turk. '- Y. r.^^iii) _7or thp | no t h o r o n j r h L h n t .lufTerftrn nifldo firnl time scirnce h n s .'fund fi new R u t o n i ^ h i n i : c L a t e m e n L f l like "Pilei h c n l i n r j« w i t h ihc n*ton- i n h i n K n b i l i t y t o s h r i n k h e m o r - r h o i d s , Htop juhini,-. n n d r e l i e v e pain -- wilhoul iiurccry. In eji!»c n f l e r cnpr. w h i l e ^ c n t l j r c l l e v l n f f p n i n , n c t u n l r p r i u c t i o n ( n h r i n l c n c e ) cook plnce. WOPL a m n z l n c o l oil--renLilui'wcri h n v p ceHncd to bf a p r o b l e m l " The «ecret ifl n new h c n l i n ^ Fub- f t i n n c e ( Dio-Dync*)--discovery of n vorltl-fRTnous rc^cnrch i n f L i t u l o This 5ub.»mncc if now n v a i l n b l e In fllppofitory or ointmnnt frtrm u n d e r the name /rparoii'on //*At All Jru^ counter!. highly misleading, tourist exchange rate. An unskilled Albanian worker earns up to 5,000 leke a month, working seven-hour shifis six days a week, Five-thousand leke will buy two pairs of high-priced poor-quality shoes. Eggs sell for 7 to 9 leke during the season, A pack ol 20 cigarettes cosls 20 leke. Shorlagcs Exist Manufactured goods and even foodstuffs are short in supply. Albania's exports of chrome, nickel, asphalt, copper, tobacco and olives are not buying much in return, and the country's mineral resources in the north are not yet fully exploited. State - distributed apartments are inexpensive, as in most Communist countries. A young man playing the hautboy in the Tirana Theater orchestra said he is paying 100 leke per month for a one- bedroom apartment for his family o( three in Albania's capital. The hautboy player makes S.OOO leke a month, which puts him in tho top income bracket. An elementary school teacher earns about: 6,000 leke per month and scholarships for students al the Tirana University amount lo 3.000 Icke per monih. youngsters spend much lirnc with ihe Communist youth organization "Young Pioneers." Hardly any ever go to church. Every second Albanian citizen is Moslem, the res! arc Roman Calholics or members of the unique A l b a n i a n Orthodox Church, The official party line if a complete separation between state and churches wilh .no interference from either side. But state workers took away Ihe lead from the previously lead-roofed Dschamija Plumit Mosque near Shkodra in southern Albania, the most beautiful mosque in the country, and converted ;t into a cow shed. An Albanian-Orthodox chapel, sharing a hillside near Tirana with old King Zog's castle and a cemetery for guerrilla fighters, serves ns a pub. The bar counter replaced the altar and bottles of raki and sweet Albanian cognac took thc place of the ikons behind it. About two down faithful attend Mass in Tirana's only Roman Catholic church on a Sunday morning. "My children and I do not be- I lieve in God any longer," a party j official said very firmly. Were his children christened? After some hesitation he answered affirmatively. When night falls, the sons of | the eagie -- and the girls, too-seem to forget about the daily toil and hardship and try their wings when the bands play it up in the "people's parks." Woman Nearly Itches To Death "Intarfyitthteltodeatb Jtyytan, Thtn Ifound'a neii' wonder creme. NO w I'm bcppj," writes Mrj: P.RernfayofLA.Calif. Hcrc'i bleiicd relief from t O r t u r c i of y j ^ i n a l itch, r e c t a l i t c h , c h i f i n j f , - J i h and e«cmi v\\\\ an aminnp fc.'ffluli called LANACANE.ThMfa mcdicsrcderemelcj'Mj h a r m f u l baae whilt it joo;h« n* 1 . ]fri;r,td and tijiue. Scopi jcrarchfnf--10 J?cdf Don'crjfler.' GecLA." """ can MEASUREg I I MAJ. ROBERT WOL.VE . . . many assignments ! i tional Railroad against larceny i and sabotage. To help ihe dctcc- j lives, a rolling laboratory was con- i structcd. "We rode the trains about! IS days even' month. Bridge · guards had lo be checked and we ' were always on the alert for rob-1 berics. But our jurisdiction ended j at the edge of the railroad risht- ol-way." Wolfe's other overseas duty i n - 1 dudes a tour with Ihe 3S5th MP COMING... S O O N "20-Year Warranty Homes" Watch For Them! Choose your Pharmacist^ as you would choose a doctor CONFIDENCE IS VITAL Place complete-confidence in your' pharmacist, as you would your doctor in time of sickness-for guarding your health'is'his-only ." profession. . ·'. -- WE GIVE SH GREEN STAMPS -A. B. DRUG CO. FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY. Fourth end D Dial EL : :5-il60 VOL-'.l'nMCCN CF Is this the reason most engines still aren't in back? Horseless.carriages w e r e n ' t called, horseless carriages for nothing. Gas engines may hcve taken the place o f (he horse. . . - ' ' · Bui the horse' lefi-ils.mark. .. Early cars kept their.whip sockels/long- after ihere were no horses to whip. Dashboards 'once kepi the horse from splashing mud on-the passengers.'.. And most'Cars have kept their engines up front, where the horse used ;o be. · .When the'-VW was designed,'.it was assumed horses would never be-back. So VW felt" free to put rhe engine over . the rear wheels, the ones thatdrive the car. . · That way, you don't spin your wheels getting power from the front to the'bac.k. Or horse arouhd.with heavy driveshafts. You 'also get more weight over fhe ·drive wheels for firm traction when the going gets, sloppy: · ' ' . · Actually, the VW's air-cooled aluminum 'engine would have been a sensation, even i n front. - ' - . . . , - , . · But the big idea was moving it to the recr.'lt was a great step ibackwdrd. in the world of'obile design. .· , BOB SPRAKER MOTOft COMPANY 2215 Ciaehe Road · EL 5-7223 · ONLY Authorized Yolktwagen Dealer in Lawton "' ' r

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