Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 3
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 3

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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3A -June 20, 1976 Sunday Gaxette-Mail Charleston, West Virginia _____«*-.._ -- --·_ -- _.-._n__ ____«.·._ \,uai icawn, ii*»i . PI y.ip» _^ Alternative Electronic Mail System Studied WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal Service is taking the first steps toward establishing an electronic mail system that promises overnight delivery of letters at a price no higher than current rates. The mail agency has signed a S2.2 million contract with the RCA Corp. to study what alternatives are available to the Postal Service in the area of computerized message systems. "We know it is technologically feasible to have a national electronic message service. We could do it today," said Ralph Marcotte, Postal Service program manager for the RCA contract. "The question we want answered now is whether there is a national market for it," he said in an interview. "The chances are very good that the study will come up with at least one alternative that is economically feasible and that would be accepted by the public," he said. Technology exists to use leased lines, facsimile devices, communications satellites and other devices to send messages electronically, he said. One possible application is for the Postal Service to establish "electronic mail kiosks" at such places as shopping centers. A person could enter a message writ- ten in block letters into a machine equipped with optical character readers that could convert the message into digital form. The message then could be transmitted to a Postal Service receiving unit near the addressee. A computer printout of the message could be delivered with the next day's mail. Another possibility is for a business to link its own computer electronically with that of the nearest Postal Service message station. "His computer wouid talk to our computer and then ours would send the message electronically." Marcotte said.. The message could be received by computer by the addressee or a printout could be delivered conventionally. Connie's Studio of Dance announces Summer Classes with Nat Dano Tap-Ballet-Gymnastics Register Now 342-4444 --dosses start June 24-- WE JUST SOLD A HOME IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.. To a couple from this city who were transferred there. They knew nothing about that c i t y . . .the cost of homes ^ there.. .and how to find the neighborhood and home-style -^ of their choice. As a member of Nationwide Find-A-Home ·«-- Service we provided them all the information and professional counsel they needed to find exactly the home they wanted. Though we never saw the home, the new owners were convinced that every step of the transaction was efficiently handled by our Nationwide associate. And we sold their home here, too. If you're transferred to another city, call us- our Nationwide Find-A-Home Service is available at no extra cost or obligation. It's port of our professional service. H here beautiful homeland people meet \ ' OLD COLONY COMPANY REALTORS MLS 1210Kanawha Blvd. E. Phone 344-2581 4 MY WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE =unp IN BOTH STORES LIMITED QUAWITIES OF OVERSTOCKED l^^^^-vif^r^^^^" OR twc 1 in i K ·«·" HIO- · · · QOIOTED^LUE CUT f 10"pefcSOWBLPo(2T.COlofcT\/... 2*1 9?° 6E . -jforVo n*ETon^... CUSTOM P.cTUftC 6-.E. * R/AJSE J * 6r£ - . 7 PC 1. oflKR«\3lSH . 2. . TOP Fo6T GoflRO S86 FIMSH , TRIPLE oo "3- oPiTOipL£cxjoa CHAIRS 1. VEUJET Hl-BftCKCHFUQS,. . .Q3 2. VELUEF HI-SRCIC^IUEL raEes 3 · STRffn^LOUi\Jc6if^. (Xt U( (VJf L . -.15 5 °° i * 4ooo sTV tpitoiiocr Acorns 1, BROf KILL fweo luvicjjjouMCa 5 SIDE, ·=0" 2- 6P FINISH , \ PC , i ftfcm cw W viR .E. ELECTS 1C 789 * . WEBB 5. TBASSETT com. COALJOOT c . CWEVT PTOjD "3 airus H-Q . 399 ^° CHEST 7- RlUE(?^De oaG.ssea.iv/uriiz0f2 , KF fllX3on«iO . · · BEDDIU r rtnn ~ «~ CLE/IR/)NCE TtACiLd cfti nroiSM 2C=c L CURIAS V PiC-lfH C-H«» ft , AlIOP ^ QCDTWES-4 AT aoseot/r " SEALV UME 9° Pieces £ CT 70 CE CLOSED OOF . · · PRICES FGO^Vl JS 00 TO 50°° SIX WAYS TO BUY AT FAD ·Revolving Charge ·BankAmericard ·Lay-a-way «C.OJ). ·Cash ·Master Charge WILL Ask About our Instant Credit Up To $500 DUNBAR SHOWCASE CHARLESTON STORE ,, , . 81IVa.St.W. Charles Ave. By y/ es | Side Underpass Open Weekdays 1 0 to 9 Weekdays 1 0 to 8 BOTH STORES Sat. 9 to 6 Sun. 1 to 6 fad FURNITURE APPLIANCE

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