The Waco Citizen from Waco, Texas on August 19, 1971 · Page 40
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"The axrerage smoker puts a quart of this gook in his lungs a year.” Doctor Spence says, demonstrating his smoking doll. The sticky, dark amber tars contained in one cigarette are enough to obliterate the warning on its paper ‘‘Mini-Lung.’’ “Every cigarette costs 18 minutes of your life." This is the sign accompanying the smoking robot. After the cigarette is funshed, the space above the sign show the brown stains of tars and nicotine and the equivalent of 18 minutes subtracted from a person’s life. Or what might have been a person. This time it was only a robot. Responsible for the smoking robot is Wayman R. Spence, M.D. director of the department of rehabilitation medicine at Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. In his spare time, he is inventor and organizer of non-smoking campaigns. Referring to the robot he says, “The little doll can take the smoke. It’d kill you or me. The average smoker puts a quart of this gook (tars and nicotine) in his lungs a year.” The doll is just one among many inventions Dr. Spence has devised to illustrate his message; to scare the wits out of the smoker. His one-man campaign began about wo years ago at a party in Salt Lake City. “A woman lit up a cigarette and I, being my usual obnoxious self said, 'Somebody should give you an ashtray shaped like a pair of lungs so you can see what smoking is doing to you’” he said. Soon thereafter he designed the lung ashtray which has been distributed throughout the nation, including one to every member of the U. S. House of Representatives. On top of the ashtray are a pair of clear plastic lungs that demonstrate what smoke does to the human lungs. The smoke curls up through one of the “lungs” and, in a short time, there is a deposit of tar and nicotme. The other lung remams clear for contrast. Currently, these anti-smoking educational mventions have turned into an industry for Dr. Spencer. After working out of Salt Lake City for two years and having a New York firm AMSCO - WACO PARTNERS for PROGRESS JAMES C. TEAT AL PHILLIPS Vice President & Vice President & General Manager Assistant Manager S. M. BUNN J. H. KELLEY W. D. MOTLEY President Secretary & Treasurer & Plumbing Credit Manager Dept. Manager AMSCO is a Waco Owned and Operated industry that brings Central Texas over 250 years of combined experience in their field --- offering industrial plants and dealers one complete source of supply and immediate service on all products distributed by AMSCO. Dealers , plumbers9 ginners and industrial concerns will find AMSCO’s quality products and service unexcelled. Beliving in the future of Waco and the Central Texas area , our company was formed to serve the people as they want to be served. As we have ended our 10th year , AMSCO %/ says "THANKS ” to the people of the Central Texas area for their faith in us and their patronage. 1 ou are invited to visit our display rooms. We welcome all industries seeking plant sites to consider Waco and AMSCO. Nationally Known Name Brands Of Hardware, Industrial, Plumbing Municipal and Contractors 7 Supplies AN EXCITING FUTURE ... from Vitality in the Present AMSCO A Home-Owned Industry ALAMO MACHINE & SUPPLY CO. 200-208 So. 1st. St., Waco Texas SERVICE is our MOTTO - GOODWILL is our GOAL handle the distribution of the ashtrays he decided to centralize his manufacturings. Today Spenco Medical Corporation operates in Waco, on Imperial Drive. Dr. Spence is chairman of the board of directors and J. Frank Evans, J. D. is president. Dr. Spence explained that when the organization began it was entirely privately financed. It’s title, “Truth About Smoking” was primarily a development of small smoking machines for distribution to physicians and teachers. Today's self-sustaining corporation maintains this distribution but has expanded to include books, charts, buttons, games, decals, balloons and paperweights. All items have on them information about drugs, drinking or smoking. Games, such as playing cards, have detailed information on 36 different drugs. Bingo,designed for classrooms, clubs and parties, with each bingo square showing a drug instead of a number. Decals, balloons, buttons and paperweights carry slogans such as “The family that smokes together chokes together,” “Alcohol: The All-American Cop-Out,” “Get really stoned; drink wet cement," and “Oil companies are slick operators.” Educational material for teachers and physicians include m addition to the smoking robot, Dial-a-Drink, Dial-a-Drug, the VD Dial and the Drinking Clock which shows how much you can drink in an hour's time and still be sober. The dials are circular “slide rules” which depict the effects of certain drugs, drinks and venereal diseases have on the body. Of his uivention of the smoking robot doll that students can lake home he says, “Boy, something to take home--that really gets the kids. And do they bug their parents! But it’s better to be bugged to death than die of lung cancer as did the patient whose X-Ray is pictured on the mini-lung.” “The tobacco industry spends over $500 - million annually propagandizing a product responsible for over 300,000 excess deaths yearly in this country,” he said, whenTruth About Smoking began two years ago. “Truth About Smoking” is an attempt by private enterprise to combat this lethal misrepresentation of the facts.” “Ultra” New Home For Puppies A new home for prospective pets is planned for completion next fall under terms of the five-year contract awarded Dr. E.. K. Lamb by the city Council. It is planned to be an “ultra modern kennel for housing of stray dogs and cats,” the first of its type in this part of the country. The building will be of masonry construction with a special ventilation system that will bring fresh air through ceiling ducts across the kennel area. The air will be exhausted through floor registers, providing uniform temperatures and serving to dry floors, which will be cleaned with a high pressure spraying system. The contract awarded Dr. Lamb calls for the city to pay $1.25 a day board for both dogs and cats. Stray animals are to held three days before they are destroyed. Animals which must be des­ troyed will be “put to sleep” by intravenous injections; not by carbon monoxide. P. E. Chesser, the president of Waco Humane Society, said loss of the city contract will not affect the Animal Shelter adversely. Maui purpose of the Small Animal Control Center will be to rid the city of stray animals and to confine rabies suspects for the required 14- lay’s observation. Paul's Shoes Feature Proper Fit “From the first step”, is the slogan of Waco’s first suburban shoe store, Paul’s at 1217 N. 25th Street. The personnel of Paul’s has long realized that the proper fitting of a child’s shoes means healthy feet when he reaches adulthood. Special fitting rooms are provided for children and special care is taken to insure that each child receives proper attention. Paul’s was one of the first Hunting License Available At Cogdell's Cogdeil’s owned by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bradshaw, Sr., 615 North Valley Mills Drive, has been in Waco 39 years. The first store opened in 1932, was on the west side of the square, the second in the 800 block of Austin Ave., where the store stayed 12 years, before moving to its present location. Cogdell’s has complete hardware, gift and housewares de­ partments and the largest array of sporting goods equipment in Central Texas. The store is the place to get your hunting and fishing licenses now. Hunting and fishing license for the 1971 season are on sale in the Field and Stream Room of Cogdell’s. The dove season opens September 1 in the North zone and the hunter will need a license. stores in the area to specialize in the fitting of children’s shoes. The shoe store and repair shop, one of the first suburban ventures of its kind in Waco, was founded in 1946 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Concilio in a small building near the present location. The business grew and prospered to such an extent that it was soon forced to move to larger quarters. The same situation occurred a few years later and the Concilus moved into their present location, but at the time they occupied only half of the building. In the early 1960*s they were forced to expand again and the present building was remodeled so that they might occupy the entire structure. Since Mr. Concilio’s untimely passing early m 1965, the business has continued under the ownership and supervision of Mrs. Concilio. Shoes carried ui stock for children at Paul’s Shoe Service are the famous Child Life Line, a shoe designed for the comfort and proper growth of tiny feet, and the equally well known Capezio dancing shoes. Capezio leotards for dancers and health classes are also carried in stock. Special orthopedic shoes prescribed by the child’s doctor are stocked and fitted at Paul’s. In addition, Paul’s features Miller and Cantilever shoes for women, and for the adult males there are the Ailen-Edmonds and Weyenberg lines. A complete shoe repair service is maintained in the store. Only the highest quality materials are used and the service is fast. Much repair work is done' while the customer waits in pleasant and comfortable sur- roundmgs. O-l Jumps 5 Places On FORTUNE 500 FOR 48 YEARS DEDICATED SERVICE TO WACO IT HAS BEEN OUR PLEASURE To Always Support Our WACO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUY... WHAT IS MADE IN WACO IT HELPS OUR COMMUNITY GROW BUCHANAN'S UNIFORM RENTAL LINEN SUPPLY A Loadly Owned Institution 420 SO. HA PM. PL 1-24*1 Owens-Illinois jumped five places on the FORTUNE 500 listing of America’s top corporations in 1970 — climbing from 85th to 80th last year. The “500”, ranking its members on the basis of sales, placed Owens-Illinois right behind Ashland Oil and right ahead of United Brands. O-I sales for 1970 were $1.4 billion, making the company one of 120 companies on the FORTUNE list reporting sales of a billion or more. On the local scene the Waco Glass Plant recycling program has become an effective way for many Wacoans to do something about improving our en­ vironment. During the first * year of the program, over two million pounds of used glass has been brought to the plant. Ecology groups in Dallas, Austin and Temple bring ui glass regularly, but the bulk of the glass is still coming from interested citizens in the Waco area. During the summer months many school children have joined the local recycling program. Over 432,485 pounds of used glass was brought in during June. Over 310,000 were brought to the plant daruig July. July 20th was the largest single collection day tins year with 151,605 pounds bought by the plant. 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