The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 19SS BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THHEI New Typewriter Keyboards Get Test by Experts Secretaries Try Newest Models; Opinions Vary KANSAS CITY iTPi—The secretaries' reaction to n radical change in typewriter keyboards ranged today from cries of horror to the comment,: "Well thiif's one way to get a new typewriter from the boss." O.ne secretary. Miss Barbara Henley, doesn't see .anything new in the keyboard on which the government has st;irted tests In hop?s of improving the efficiency of its thousands of typists. She began using the revised keyboard 17 years ago in an experiment. "The ease of typing: and accuracy are astounding." she said. "And it only took me about, three weeks to swkch over in 1938." Got 150 WPM She uses a specially built type- witer. In speed test?, she said she reached 138 words a "minute on a standard mode! equipped with the revised, or Dvorak, keyboard compared with 50 words and many inaccuracies on a regular machine. On an electric typewriter with the special keyboard, she hit 150 words a minute. Miss Henley's comment, may bring hope to other gals who look on a possible change.with pessimism! "My first reaction was to think of all the girls over 25," said Miss Ruth Ruth, secretary of an electric company. "What will they do? Half would need to go back to school." More Than 80 Years In general, the typewriter keyboard hasn't been changed in more than 80 years. The revised system, devised by August Dvorak, of the University of Washington. puts the vowels on the second row where a typist's fingers normally rest. Other letters most frequently used also are changed. Mrs. W. A. Ddrrance and other secretaries at an insurance, company agreed the present keyboard is like an old friend and they wouldn't like to see a change. Miss Ethel Hoehn, who heads H local chanter of the National Secretaries Assn.. rommrnted; ''There is room for progress. Anything that lessens work for the secretary gives her more time to other tasks in the office." When Miss Marguerite Reiter heard pbout the revised system, she quipped: "A ne\v kevboard? I haven't learned the old one." U. A. Is Discussed FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. (,?> — A reported 35,000 shortage in accounts of the. University of Arkansas, first brought to light in a secret meeting: of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee at Little Rock Saturday, was discussed here Wednesday by university officials and state auditors. After the discussion, which apparently cast no new light on the reported discrepancy, university officials said they would continue to try to trace a source of the shortage in a "petty cash" bank account. Meeting with university officials were state Sen. Y. M. Mack of Moorfifld, chairman of the Audit Committee, Legislative Auditor Orvel M. Johnson, and an assistant, T. E. Arnold. To Sell — To Buy REAL ESTATE W «j*irm» i TERRY PO-2-2381 SAVE UP TO 40% on Auto Insurance h fiy* if *»•* r*"' STATf FAKM Agent FRED T. RATLIFF 1018 Spruct Ph. 3-HOM BlrtheviUe, Ark. Ad Tells Lod's Thanks bur He Is Not Sure Why POLK, Neb. (/Pi — Folk's 508 residents read a curd of thanks from 11-year-old Kenny Meerkat?. in the weekly Polk Progress Wednesday. It said: "I don't know why everybody got so excited. I just wanted to take a nap. But Mom and Dad say I have to thank everybody for waking me up. I wasn't loet. I Was just sleeping," Last Sunday, Kenny decided to visit a friend, .Lanny Ang, some four miles away. When hjs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Meerkatz, came home from a visit of their own they missed Kenny and became alarmed. Then besnn a .search by townpeople that went on for several hours. It turned out that Kenny had also gone visiting. Being tired, Kenny curled up for a nap on the davenport. That was where the Stanford I Ang family found him when they ' came home and sent the word that ended the hunt. Student Elected Part-Time Mayor CIBOLEVILLE, Ohio (JP) — The new part-time mayor-elect of nearby Ashville is a 24-year-old student who commumes to Ohio State University. Richard B. Bozman, a freshman niRjoring in engineering, was named mayor after a recount o! ballots. A write-in candidate in the Nov. 8 election, Bozman beat attorney Harry L. MarRiilis by 18 votes. In the Hunt for Missing Ship Is Halted BOSTON <,fl — Tlie Coast Guard gave up active searching Wednesday first couiii he was 30 votes behind. The mayor of A.^liville. a town of 1,300 population, gels $250 a yea- salarv. , salary. Bo/man, four-year Navy vet- municipal job . | eran, said his first municipal job 1 ".shouldn't really take up a whole lot, of time." It won't interfere with 1 hi.s .studies, either, he said. for the missing ,00- ton Uberian; freighter Daytona carrying 24 men,! mostly West Indians. ; The Da.vtona, en route from Nova ! Scotia to Philadelphia, radioed early Sunday that she was in distress' 75 miles east of Gloucester. She, was caught in a storm with winds; of more than hurricane (75 m.p.h.) ' force. ! The Coast Guard said it canceled active search last midnight but "all Coast Guard planes and vessels passing through the area will remain on the alert for the missing, vessel." J Try a Texaco Service Station First/ \Vc Can Supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL We deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" Bh (lieville Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 Sate! BUY THf MIRACLE MIXER ENSEMBLE OF ALL JMF/&* Mixer+Grinder+Juicer 20-PIECE ELECTRIC COAST COAST ELECTRIC UTILITY TABLE 9, 1 Use it for meal serving, bedsicfe use, portfabjle - bar, "iji foundry,, for ironing/on patio and many others. Just plug.,your appliance into outlet , , ... that's all. FREE with Dormeyer Ensemble. m m JUiCER •WAY ELECTRIC OUTLET MASHES MIXES JUICES GRINDS WHIjPi BEAT:* GRINDER ' ! f INCLUDING DELUXE FOOD GRSNDiR Does your grinding jobs with greater economy, in la it time with best results! fells for MS M Other Make Mixers! YM Mam, here'* NEW meal making magic in this amazing DORMEYER "Meol Maker." It's a grinder for raw or cooked meats, vegetables. It's a juicer that gets all the rich "C" vitamins close ta the heart of citrus fruits. It's a mixer, with dial operation, full power at all speeds. You get all these splendid features in this DORMEYER! The name that means "Top Mixer Value!" e Heavy-duty 110-220 volts AC-DC motor e Adjustable stand and turntable e Food grinder, 2 sturdy beaters a e 6-ft. rubber-covered cord e Strainer, Juice spout. Reamer e 2 opal glass mixing bowls BONUS 7-PIECE S E T O F KITCHEN UTENSILS Include* 2 turners, spatula, strainer, basting spoon, 2-tine fork and serving ladle. All heavily plated ... All with enameled hardwood handles. < \ Lay-Away f\* Now for Christmas 1 DHEIFUS Meet Dreifus W. Wear Diamnnrls .116 WEST MAL\ ST. MAIL COUPON StODAV I PHONE TOPAY and TOMORROW 3-3743 Dreifus Jewelry Co. I BlythcvNle, Arkansas Pl«i. »«na me th« 3-way Dormeyer Mixer, Grlnd.r and Juk.r M.U5 I th« tl«c«rk Table and Serving Cart, 7-Pc. Utensil jet and Cook Book |; at «dv»rtiMd for S39.9S. I ojree to pay $1 down and SI wnkly. | NAMI

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