The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 9, 1950
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NOVEMBER t, 195« Mechanical Brain, Velvet Help Make Things Easier NEW YORK—(NEA>—A mei-har,- BLX7HZYTLLE (ARK.) COURIER .NEW! NEW YORK-(NEA)-A mechanical brain Iha6 does about everything around an office but sit on the boss' lap was the hit of the 1950 National Business Show here. The brain Is called "Unlvac," and was shown by Remington Rand. You feed In problem* at one end, and out come the solutions at the other end. It matches, merges, selects, sorts, adds, subtracts, multi- SjK' divides and, with a little pcr- •Susion, it might pick winners in th« of/ice football pool.,,. Its value around an office lies in "» ability to solve quickly problems which take humans a long time. It can do for example, com- p!e'e. accounting reports; it can process and tabulate the normal data all businesses must process and tabulate; it can figure out what profit will be next August, if you first give It all the facts. And. since a Unlvac set-up will run somewhere around $500.000, it might even bankrupt you. • * • Th« Business Show,' an annual display of the latest' office machines and equipment, also produced some simple gadgets. One of the newest was a device called the Denominator, which is really the old-fashioned tabulator with delusions of grandeur. The tabulator is a gimmick I' \ t looks like a stop watch. It checks, for example, the number of people who pass by a .certain point. As each person passes, the tabulator is clicked. At the end of the day, ft registers the total number of clicks. The Denominator is simply a machine that puts a lot o( tabulators together. Its uses are many. One Is now used by a restaurant. Each tabulator on their Denominator is labelled ivith one item on the menu. The cashier clicks the proper tabulator, and the restaurant keeps a Snplete check on what items are i most popular, without having . go over each customer's check one by one. Another new item displayed at the Business show was the Automatic Time Computer. It is a time' § clock that prints, In addition to the usual time In and time out, the elapsed time. Thus there Is a double-check on the hours employes work. Another time clocV was finished off In a rich blue velvet. But nobody could explain why. ' Brevitype was a new machine Time Clock for the Boss CUCKE1V-CLICK:-A t ad»el to make things simpler arou countlnr hnu-w—or In the office-is the tabulator that was the item, um,lled »( this year's business show. displayed which uses virtually the standard typewriter keyboard to take shorthand. It can print more than one letter at a stroke, enabling the typist-stenographer to keep up with the dictator. It prints plain English letters. Brevitype notes read like this: "Mr. Ora savd enf mne tbia kar nd pa kash ft." Which transcribes into: "Mr. Gray saved enough money to buy a car and pay cash for it." The keyboard doesn't have any 1. w, x, y, or z. But It has three e's, two of each of the other vowels, and phonetic combinations like sh. ch and th. Brevitype is a small machine weighing less than three pounds. In combination with a larger human machine, weighing around 115 pounds, it makes a sood secretary. nd the atnu tig Foxes islands. abound on the Aleutian Morrin's Presents THI mom NEW FASHION COLOR FOR FALL Stylad by WEMBLEY Featured in LIFE and VOGUE 2 Each pattern in 6 different color combinations MEN'S STORE FRED SANDEFUR, 'Quite a Victory/ Rayburn Claims BONHAM, rex., NOV. > (x>> — Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) »as«rt«rt yeslerrtay Hie election u a whole was "quits a victory for the Democrats." He said he doubted whether the election would affect "one way or the other" President Truoisa'£ plans for n sixclal wsslon ot Congress NOV. 27. Rayburn declined to comment on the prospects for reelection as speaker ol the house, bul this was generally expected. He said the Senate race » r as closer than h« expected. "It looks like a-e will control the house by 35 to 40 votes, which Is mighty good for ,an off-year," he salti. "Under the circumstances, it amounts to a good endorsement of the Democratic administration." Monticello Has $40,000 Fire MONTICELLO, Ark., Nov. 9. W|— An early morning fire of undetermined origin here destroyed property valued at S40.000. The loss wns siiffcrcd by the Pallet Division of the Davis Timber Company. The fire leveled buildings thai housed the Pallet Plant, destroyed one box car owned by the Ashley. Drew and Northern Railroad, «nd seriously damaged another. Clair Davis and Charles Johnson, •o-owncrs nl the timber company, estimated the value of the plant at $20,000 and a like amount for the two box cars. Sen. Toft Claims Ohio Voters Rejected Truman Plan for Socialist Economy PAGE THKEB CINCINNATI, Nov. 9. (AP)— Senator Robert A. Taft (R-O) said yesterday that the people of Ohio "have rejected President Truman'* program (or Imposing a socialistic, planned economy on the American people and expressed their lack of confluence in the foreign policy ami slut* department." a formal statement following Ill* reelection over Joseph T. Ferguson, Democrat. Taft, who has been in the Senate for 12 said: that the Republicans hare carried the industrial district. "It proves beyond queMlon that the labor union bosses do not control the voles of their own bers and that a c mem- 1 mpaign ba«d appeal only union a labor-union Invites onuasltloii and defeat "The people of Ohio have declared their belief In progress In Indus- 1 try, agriculture, health-and welfare under a system bused on continued years, 1 liberty of the Individual and liberty ol the locnl community." "I am deeply grateful to the pco- pie of Ohio for the record breaking majority of 425.000 which they gave me In (he election yesterday. "It is particularly significant that I carried *1 out o( 88 counties, Including all of the eight largest, urban counties of Ohio. "Cleveland, Youngstown and Dayton, hotbeds of labor-union Monticello Voters Pass Parking Meier Proposal MONTICELLO. Ark., Nov. 9, This southeastern Arkinsas olty voted for Installation of parking meters in Tuesday'.': general elec- .„, ,,,,,, • lion ' >rhe vote was 553 l« 617 In lltlcal activity, even surpassed our (favor of (he proposal own estimates. | Monticello l s Ihe Mth city in Ui« 'This is (he first time since 1932 stale to adopt parking meters. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. for dependable Repair Service 121 East Main Phone 2122 Save Federal Tax on Television All Television Sets In Our Stock Since November 1st. Are Not Subject to the 10% Federal Tax. We Can Now Offer You A Complete Selection of These Sets! Buy Now — Save 10%. HUBBARD & SON Furniture DREIFUS' HISTORY-MAKING VALUE OPPORTUNITIES! ° Us *Atoj^

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