The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1967 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 26, 1967
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BlyttievlTle (Ark.) Courier News — Thursday, January 26, WOT — Pag* Hv« The school pupil's familiar tablet and pencil is still not outdated, but it is being upstaged considerably in the Brentwood Elmentary School in East Palo Alto, Calif., where over 100 first graders learn math and reading with the help of a computer. Each student works at one of 16 individual stations consisting mainly of a television- type screen, a typewriter keyboard and a speaker system—all linked to the computer, all built by IBM. Problems in mathematics or sentences for reading are flashed on the screen. The student responds by touching a "light pen" to the screen, marking his answer, or he may type out the answer or answer audibly. The computer keeps track of each student's work, feeds new material as his skills increase, and analyzes the data so teachers can keep a day-to-day check on each student's progress. First-grader Naomi Castillo uses a light pen to match a word she hears through the earphones with one of four words appearing on the instructional display. Chris Gaston registers his answer to * union-of-sets problem in a computerized math program. The computer project was organized in co-operation with Stanford University under a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Office of Education. By LARRY KING | Associated Press Writer Morris Frank turned to Joe Garagiola and suggested they both join the coaching profession to develop new material and how to deliver a joke. Frank the master of ceremonies for the Arkansas Hall of Fame, made the remark in jest but he was serious about the excellence of Doug Dickey, the University of Tennessee's head football coach. Dickey introduced Arkansas' head man, Frank Broyles, but diverted from the task slightly. Dickey noted that Frank was a Hebrew and a public relations man. According to Dickey the first public relations man was with Moses when he opened up the Red Sea.. Moses discussed the situation with his generals as the enemy closed in. After rejecting a couple of suggestions Moses told the generals he would open the Red Sea and then close it to engulf the pursuers. The supposed public relations man broke in: "Moses, baby, you do that and I'll guarantee you two pages in the Old Testament." Dickey then said Alabama coach Bear Bryant, who is considered a near-God in Alabama, returned from a trip west concerned about his health. "He and his wife went to the plot," related Dickey. "They found one and asked the caretaker how much it was. They were told it Sold for $895. Bear told the man he'd give him $100 because he only planned to he there three days." And there was a recruiting trip to Malvern while Dickey was at Arkansas. "I asked the Malvern coach if he had any boys that might be able to help us and'he told me no. Then I asked him if had played against teams that had some good boys. Again he said no. "But they've got an official down at Hope you ought to get." Dickey saiu he remembered the first year Hayden Fry, now he Southern Methodist head :oach, was at Arkansas. "We went down to Little Rock [or that opening game. When the team ran out on the field 44,000 people stood up and called ;he hogs," said Dickey. "I was on the sidelines and Hayden was n the pressbox and the phone down on the field rang. It was Sayden. 'You'd better watch out,' he said. 'Every hot in Arkansas is headed this way.'" Other Hall of Fame notes that seem to be worthy of more than file 13: Frank said he offended Baylor University, a Baptist institution, when he was a salesman for a bottling company. "If the Baptists don't use your whisky mixers you're out of business," said Frank. "The Baptists will do anything with whisky but buy it." Frank also said his draft status was changed when he was in school, from 4-F to 5-F after the draft board got his report card mixed up with his classification papers. Garagiola who was a catcher in the major leagues related what goes on when the manager, pitcher and catcher meet on the mound. According to Garagiola one of his managers said, "I know you can get this guy but... you did when he led off the inning." And after the pitcher has been pounded all over the park the manager asks the catcher If he's got anything. "Yeah, athlete's foot, virus, etc." Garagiola said the New York Yankees lost 36 games by one run last. year. "They just seemed to get nosed out in the last eight'innings," said Garagiola. "They finished last... it was a team effort." Garagiola said he was glad he didn't play football. He said the players were too big. "Why I'd be signalling for a fair catch on a handoff," said Joe. "I went home after one banquet and told my oldest son I had met Bubba Smith. He asked me what I said to him. !ald nothing, I gave him a janana and two hershey bars." Smith is the Michigan State All-American who is about six- foot-seven and weighs around 270. Former Arkansas basketball coach Glen Rose was asked to [ake a turn at the mike. He said he remebered an old maid who when she sneezed she conjured up an image of a handsome man. She went to the doctor with the problem. The doctor asked her what she was doing for the problem and she said, 'sniffing a little black pepper.'" * * * By HARRY KING Associated Press Writer Alex Washburn, editor of The Hope Star, thinks ha may have a profitable sideline for lumber mills. Washburn noted that researchers are' attempting to make synthetic fireplace logs from coagulated sawdust and that firewood is gohig for $1 a log in such places as New York. He suggests impregnating Arkansas-made sawdust logs with perfume and selling them for $1.25 on liie New York market "Say you started with logs in the manner of My Sin, Tabu Evening in Paris, Chanel No 5 or Prince Machavelli, at $1.25. | "If the market took it you could try a second pressing of the sawdust phoney drenched in Ambush and ask fl.50. "Quote Unforgettable at $1.71. "Or make a final run with Private Affair, demand and pray for a blizzard!" Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) — What | to 35 cents — and that doesn't ever happened to the almighty dollar, which many foreigners claim that Americans worship? If we do, we are bowing down ;o an anemic idol. For, like the Old Gray Mare, the almighty dollar ain't what it used to be. As a matter of fact, the almighty dollar looks like a mighty sick buck. It has been suffering weakening relapses for a long time now, and it is unlikely that any miracle medicine will be found that can restore it completely to its youthful vigor. Everything in life tends to lose strength as it passes its prime and begins to age. This is as generally true of paper currencies as it is of people. The dollar may still be a long way from the financial grave yard, but it will probably never again be the big strong buck of yore. Now and then an event occurs that forces us to realize what inflationary malnutrition has done to the value of the dollar. Such a happening last week was the disclosure that shoeshines in some areas here have gone up rounds now is: If Lurleen Wallace and George Wallace should get a divorce, who would get to keep the state? Editor-Publisher Jim Bland Jr. of the Walnut Ridge Times- Dispatch has been losing at the | numbers game — particularly •with the regulations requiring the ZIP coding and zoning of all second class matter, a class which includes newspapers. Recently Bland opened his column wild the following: "This column is written today by Social Security Number 432-22-2929, Army serial number 18116313, phones 886-3417 and S86--2464, Internal Revenue Service number 710-20-0819." The question making the According to one sports fan the Arkansas Razorbacks' football team is going to modernize its attack next year. Instead of "pooch punt," an attempted short punt will be known as tiie "minimpunt." Last week Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller appointed Sidney Kegeles, a native of New Haven, Conn., to replace Mack Sturgis of Dover in Pope County. The appointment prompted this from the Harrison Times: 'One development of the day is that a Yankee will replace an Ozarks hillbilly as state purchasing agent, but the hill billy will stay on ttie job for a while to tnain him." nclude the tip. "Thirtyfive cents for a shoa shine!" The unbelieving cry went up. "What can happen next?" Well, that is pretty easy to >rophesy. The cost of shoe shines in time will go to 50 cents, then 75 cents, and then : ~ There are babies being bom >robably before man starts wilding real estate develop ments on the moon — to one dollar. There are babies being born right now who will even live to see the day when they will pay >2 for a shoeshine — $1 for each shoe. Anyone who is over 50 and who has weathered a number of depressions and several hot and cold wars also has a melancholy awareness of the various step in the erosion of the dollar in his lifetime. About the only gadgets, left that haven't raised their prices in the last two generations are the penny gumball machine and the penny scales. Yep, money gets tired,'.-It doesn't travel as far as it did when it was younger. Most of us have long realized that money isn't everything. What does dis may us, however, is the realization that money isn't even'what it used to be—and in some future tomorrow won't be what it is today. But ailing as the almighty dollar may be, no one wants, to turn his back on it. Everybody still seems to be trying to get his hands on as many dollars-as he can. Better a sick friend than none at all. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy Think Smart New Spring Fashions oft O' en&C^***** *» 12.98 •' Lay Away Your Selections

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