Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 19, 1963 · Page 8
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 8

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Life Begins at Forty Business Potentials in Simple Ideas By ROBEfcT PETERSON I DENVER, Coio. — Folks past the milestone of foHy often write asking for ittens on small businesses they might launch. Ami its my standard reply that prof-: Stable ideas vinially surround its' —many so elementary In character that it's difficult to believe they have dollar potentials. Take Mrs. Irene Theis. When she \va s widowed a number of years ago she faced th c problem' of supporting herself and her daughter. She sot a job in a nursery school and one day when the children were playing with clay she hii'd the tots make a hand and foot print to present to their parents. • Nothing extraordinary about i this. Millions of children have, made hand and footprints in clay.; And millions of parents and' 1eacher s "aye observed the results. But Mrs. Theis was apparently the only one of these millions who saw in this simple process the makings of a small business. She went to work at home experimenting with plaster of par- is and other substances to find the best medium for creating lasting hand and foot impressions of babies. Then she went out with an order pad calling on parents of small children and offering to make decorative wall plaques of these prints. f Not every parent she visited was Interested. But about a third were and she returned home with a sheaf of orders and went to work. Soon she was recruiting order lakers to canva s par- foot prints of their small fry. "After taking the print we use a patented, copper-plating process which brings out thc details and skin texture in the finished product," said Mrs. Theis, when I stopped at her small factory here. She's a hearty smartly-dressed \\oman with an outgoing personality. She showed me a set of two cameo-type plaques, one showing a handprint and the other a footprint of a small baby. She said' that shortly after launching her business, it became evident the plaques would sell wherever children 'were being born. So she got the idea of franchising the process and now has dealers in .'Hi cities who tnlw orders locally. They make plaques in their own homes or shops, rising her methods of processing and distribution, and providing her a small royalty on every sale. "I like running my own business. Of course you work much harder. You put in hours and efforts you'd never devote If you were working for someone else. But if you've got imagination and organizing ability it's much morn regarding. "Although my plagues represent an extremely simple idea, it's gratifying to look back and realize they have permitted me to buy my own home, put my daughter through college, and support myself reasonably well for more than 20 years now." This is a splendid example of the fact that a successful business idea need not be complex, ingenious, or brilliantly-inspired. If we can think of a product or service that meets a need or ha s a particular appeal, the average person can generally find ways and means of turning Pag* 9 City TMftfrnm t, W3 Mond«y, it into a Hveb'hood — if he is really determined to do so. If you would like a booklet "Starting a Small Business In I!o- tirement" write to this column In care of the Garden City Telegram enclosing a stamped, self addressed envelope nnd ten cents to cover handling costs. Orbiting Mess CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts making long jaunts into space must eat, so scientists are experimenting with a variety of foods and means of presecving them to provide a palatable table in that orbiting mess hall out yonder. Preservation methods under evaluation include freeze drying, a form of dehydration; atomic irradiation; converting liquids to powders, and curing or drying meat. Enrollment Facts FOR THE GARDEN CITY SCHOOLS ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE GARDEN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Place—Garfield Elementary School Auditorium 706 N. 8th KINDERGARTEN A-H August 21 |.Q August 22 R.Z August $3 Sixth and Fifth Graders August 21 Fourth and Third Graders August 22 Second and First Graders • August 23 Enrollment Hours—9 to 12 and 1 to 4 In cases where there is more than one child in the family, all may be enrolled at the same time. ; Book rental fees should be paid at the time of enrollment by all those signing up for rental last spring or by new students in the Garden City Schools. The rental fees will be $5.00 for first and second graders and $6.00 for all .other students in grades three through six. Students participating in rental nrogram will bs furnished all books and workbooks and will be required to purchase only the items listed. E*ch kindergarten student will be charged a fee of $9.50 (milk fne included). In addition to the book rental f=R, first graders will be charqed a fee of $1.50 and all other e'imentarv students a fee of $1.75. This fei will cover all aft and handicraft supplies and a Weekly Reader subscription. This fee will also be collected on enroll- m°nt dfl". Milk for the yenr mav be ""id at time of enrollment for students in grades I to 6, $4.50. Ki"deraartpn enrollees and arad.-* school children entering G^rdin Cit« Schools for the first time should bring their birth r«?rtif!rates. Kindergarteners may brina pre- h o; »lth *nd dental forms. (Tl^se forms t.r*. available in all the doctors and dentists offices in the city). For people who will be ouf of town during +he enrollment r>p'i«d, enrollmRnts may be mflfta in tta Elementary School Office lioat^d in th" Junior College West Building from Auqust 15 to August 30. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Ninth Graders August 21 (Wednesday) Eighth Graders August 22 (Thursday) Seventh Graders August 23 (Friday) Junior High students who are new or thos« who did not complete a pre-enrollment form last spring should come to the office Aug. 19 or 20. Students whose names begin A through M will enroll from 8 to 12 and those N through Z will enroll from I to 5. Book rental fees should be paid at the time of enrollment. The rental fee will be $8.00 for all junior High students. All books and workbooks will be furnished to students participating in the rental program. In addition to the supplies not furnished such as notebooks, paper, pencils, pans, and etc., all students will be required to pay a 25 cent locker fee and students enrolled in physical education will be charged a $1.00 per semester fee. Boys participating in the athletic program must purchase a student accident insurance nolicv—premium will be $3 for 7th & 8th graders and $4 for 9th graders. Students who will be out of town on regular enrollment days are urged to enroll in the junior high office from August 15 to August 21. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Seniors August 21 (Wednesday) Juniors August 22 (Thursday) Sophomores August 23 (Friday) Students whose names bagin A through M will enroll from 8 to 12, and those N through Z will enroll from I to 5. No schedule changes will be made for students who pre-enrolled last sorinq unless a parent accompanies them when they report for final -enrollment. Pees should be paid on the day of enrollment. Locker assignments will be made. JUNIOR COLLEGE 8th & Jones August 27—Sophomore enrollment 9:00-12:00 end 1:004:00. August 28—Freshman enrollment 9:00-12:00 and 1:004:00. All students planning on attending college should have thair transcrips sent before enrollment if possible. 1963-64 Elementary School SUPPLY LIST SECTION B-8 Grade 1 Wide lined tablet .............................. 25 E. C. Seale 5/ 1 6" dia. wood pencil ................ 10 Crayons (8 color box) . ........................ 15 Eraser ....................................... 05 Wid° lined tablet ____ ' .......................... 25 Wood penril ........................... ; ...... 05 Crayons (9 color box) ......................... 15 Eraser ....................................... 05 TabM ....................................... 25 Ruler {" markings ............................. 10 Wood pencil ................................. 05 Crayons ( 16 color box) ......................... 25 Eraser ....................................... 05 Tablet .......................... i ............ 25 Ruler 4" markings .............................. 10 Pencil ....................................... 05 Crayons ( 1 6 color box ) ......................... 25 Eraser ....................................... 05 ft f *•!*,•> 5 ' T ft h|et ....................................... 25 Rul.o.r i" markings ............................. 10 Notebook — Loose loaf (not zipper notebook) ..... 59 Notebook paner (wide lined) .................... 25 7aner Bloser Guest Pen (black ink) ............... 40 Pencil ... ................ • ..................... 05 Eraser ....................................... 05 Tablet ....................................... 25 Ruler 1/16" marking' ........................... 10 Notebook — loose leaf (not zipper notebook) ....... 59 Zaner BJoser Guest Pen (black ink) ............... 40 Notebook papsr (wide lined) .................... 25 Pencil ........................................ 05 Eraser ......................... . ............. 05 Book Rental Fee and Other Fees . FOR SENIOR STUDENTS Book Rental Fees should be paid at time of enrollment. The rental fee will b= $9.00 for Senior High students. Other fees . . . depending on class schedules are: Locker 25 Towel per semester $ 1.50 Football Insurance $ I 1.00 Student accident Insurance (optional) $4.00 Vocational Agriculture $2.00 Vocational Home Economics $1.00 Industrial Arts $2.00 Art $2.00 Band Uniform $3.00 Year Book (optional) $4.00 Activity Ticket (optional) $4.00 All football players mutt purchat* Football Insurance. Boys who go out for sporti other than football must purchase the Student Accident Insurance. ATTINTION All students entering a Karuas school for fh« first time must present certificate of Immunliqtion. Blanks may be secured from Hit school principals or local doctors. i/K-C /I\.L ADMIT it \ SNUFFY SMITH YE BETTER WAIT A SPBLL!! THAR'S A QRANDPAPPV OF A RAINSTORM ROLLIN'UPOVER TH' RIDGE DOWN TO TH'SETTLEMENT AN 1 GIT MB A PLUG OF CHAWIN'TSRBACKY, NOSV 11 BALLS O'FIRE!! ME AN' MV 1 TONGUE!! WHAR VE FIXIN'TOGO, PAW? STEVE CANYON, / LABOR HAS JURI&PICTION, HMAA-M? HOWS VDUB' Y WHY, IMA HORSEMANSHIP \LITTLG •»v THESE DAVS ) SIR, BUT I STILL HAVE • SADPLE \\USCLES COAAE 01)7 TO 7 OH,VE«MY PMCG PEPORE ALSO BRUSH TOMORROW- UP ON VOUR W6U-OOF0PA . CHINESE P6W PUBLONdS... A PWVCRBS.' IN A WAV, OBNECAL PHILERIE.' 5H6 'WENT TO TORK BOULEVAKP.' WBLU, BACK To THE OU'PHONS THE RYATi. 1-11 EAT \ CORN-OM-THE-CO0 .] HKE A TYPEWRITtR^/ BLONDIE YES, DEAR, AS SOON AS THE TOASTER POPS, THE COFFEE PERKS,AND THE EGG TIMER GOES OFF ( BREAKFAST) \ c <?• X" \« rt " i "^ O V V Q Q / ,' ^"vif'; 8-19 VWE CERTAINLY LIVF. IN AKI EXCITING BEETLE BAILEY f I'VE &OT A ( BUSTER OR V SOMETHING WBU, LEAVE IT ALOME.' IT'LL OUST SET WORSE AMP YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO WALK// WHAT'S ME TUlNK I'M TRYING TO PO?/ ETTA KETT HAVE A SEAT IN Tl- WAITING ROOM SAY YOU DOCTOR LEE'S SON ? J MICKEY MOUSE, MiCi<6Y, WILL YOU PUT MY CAR I M THS YOU'KE JUST TKYINfl TO SHOW ME UP I POGO , w& A 06W IN THfe NO C3GANIZATION WWI.ANP? ./^yiisf tBT^^l

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