The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 30, 1969 · Page 9
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, January 30, 1969
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Thursday, January 30, 1969 VIp SPACE WORKSHOP is seen in this artist's concept of how NASA's Saturn S-IVB rocket will appear after it is converted into a two story experimental laboratory. The S-IVB stage, right, will be launched fully fueled, carrying the docking adapter and airlock seen in center. Astronauts, launched separately in an Apollo vehicle, will rendezvous with S-IVB and dock, left. The "wings"—panels of solar cells to provide electric power—are folded down against the rocket during launch and extended after orbit is achieved. BUSINESS COMMUNITY'S TERMINOLOGY CONFUSING NEW YORK (AP) - After having attempted to understand the meaning of some business terms you could be excused for believing the chore is one for semanticists, or even that the terms have little meaning at all. This isn't altogether true, for although clarity often diminishes with use, usage by no means diminishes. Somehow the terms seem to communicate without being neatly defined. "Seasonal adjustment" is one of the rare terms with a hard definition, even though not two in 10 could define it. Oversimplified, it means that a set of figures has been changed to make it more meaningful. After Christmas, for example, retail sales usually fall. To interpret this as bad news for retailers is to ignore the presence in December of the biggest selling weeks of the year. Sales fall in January—invariably. To establish what the retail trend is, economists assign a value to each month. January sales, they calculate, are usually nine-tenths of December sales, and so they multiply the January figure by .90. They adjust for the season. Seasonal adjustment, though often misunderstood, has a precise meaning. Try to define "maximum economic growth' or "price stability." To some economists maxi mum growth means economic expansion that produces only two per cent inflation. But others might interpret it different ly. They would permit only 1 per cent or maybe even 3 per cent. The same with price stability Many economists feel that 2 pe cent inflation, which really means price instability, should be interpreted as stability, their reasoning being that less th that is hard to achieve. Stock market terminology car be as cryptic or ambiguous some stocks. Some critics stoutly maintain in fact, that there really is n stock market at all but only market of stocks, the difference being that the first describes a unit, a single entity, and the second is made up of disparate stocks acting in a random manner. How do they act? "Irregularly higher," "irregularly lower,' 'mixed." The first of these means that, on balance, market is higher but that a the lot of issues or groups are lower. The opposite for the second term. And mixed? Well, that can mean irregular. Irregular means trendless. How do you describe the volume of trading—"active," "dull," "inactive." All are relative terms, based on the average amount of trading over an unspecified period of tune. Daily volume under 10 million shares may be inactive or dull today. Three years ago it meant active. Conceivably, it could mean active next summer. Bids Received On Cars For County Commissioners HOUSTON (Sp) — Bids for a fully - equipped late-model car for each of the fcur county commissioners have been received by Harris County Commissioners Court. Commissioners E. A. "Squatty" Lyons and V. V. Ramsey made motions Monday that 1969 Buick Electra custom four-door hardtop sedans be bought for them from Al Parker Buick. Parker's low bids were 84,603.04 for Lyons' car and $4,669.71 for Ramsey's. The county will only have to pay ! $2,009.40 and $2,669.01 for the cars, respectively, however, as the commissioners are trading in their old 1967 models, and the county does not have to pay the federal tax. Bill Elliott will get a $3,573.48 four-door hardtop Ford LTD from Luke Johnson Ford, but that will only cost the county $1,445. Commissioner W. Kyle Chapman turned down a bid offered by Frizell Pontiac for a 1969 Bonneville. He told County Purchasing Agent Claude Zachry to readvertise for the Bonneville, and also for an Oldsmobile. LIKE ALL DADS, Prince Glaus von Amsbcrg tries to coax a smile out of his son, Prince Wiliem-Alexander, 14 months, during a picture-taking session. Von Amsberg, a former West German diplomat, is married to Crown Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands. DOCTORS CAN NOW SEE WHAT'S IN STORE FOR YOU California Mud Has No Regard For Home Costs LOS ANGELES (AP)— Mr.,, and Mrs. William Sugden walked into their $70,000 home in the flood-swept suburb of Glendora. The floor of the ranch-style stucco house was covered with, two feet of mud, lhe\furniture was soggy and be-, shelves were covered with slime. "My wife and I built every bit of this house ourselves 12 years ago and we will rebuild it our-, selves," said Sugden, a supervising engineer at Lockheed Aircraft. Sugden's determination was typical of other California householders as they surveyed the damage done to their property by mud, water and debris. There were 91 known deaths in nine days of heavy rains. Seven other persons were missing and presumed dead in mudslides and flooded rivers. Damage was estimated at $35 million by Gov. Ronald Reagan before toe set out today on a pri vate airplane tour of the flood- stricken areas. The estimate was expected to go millions of dollars higher. Families with brooms and hand shovels trudged up hillside streets to their mud-caked homes. Strewn in their paths were boulders rolled like peb bles from the several California mountain ranges paralleling the Pacific Ocean. State officials said nearly 9,000 Califomians were evacuated from their homes in similar circumstances. Nearly 1,000 persons were Isolated because of washouts, land slides and wrecked bridges throughout the state. Helicopters, flying under bright sun, came to the aid of the sick and the elderly. The floods brought promises of emergency credit and other aid including the distribution of government food commodities from the U.S. Agriculture Department. More than 2,800 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. repairmen worked Monday to restore normal service to the state. Work crews lifted mud and debris from the state's major roads and < railways. Limited traffic began to move again on the Pacific Coast highway, a major north-south artery. Health officials warned many California residents to boil all tap water. In areas of many cities, raw sewage was afloat in the streets. Sewage disposal plants were knocked out in several communities. Looters were reported on the loose in several isolated areas. A number of schools were closed because of damage and impassable roads. Astroworid Lists Summer Schedule HOUSTON (Sp) — Astroworid will begin its 1969 season at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5, and be open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the daily season, Saturday, May 31, through Monday, Sept. 1, Stan Mcllvaine, Astroworid general manager, has announced. The family amusement and recreation center next to the Astrodome will be open on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 30. The one-price ticket for all adventures, attractions and shows will be $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12 on Friday, and $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for children on Saturdays and Sundays through May 30. The daily summer schedule will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., except on Saturdays when the park will be open to 11 p.m. Tickets for adults will be $4.50 and for children $3.50, and will be reduced by $1 after 6 p.m. The fall schedule from Sept. 6 through Nov. 30, Saturdays and Sundays only, will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The winter schedule, daily from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, will also be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. By RALPH DIGHTON AP Science Writer "The days ahead will be troubled. . .Unless you are very careful you will experience sickness, accidents or both. .." Does this sound like the speil of a fortune teller? Not necessarily—it could be wise counsel from your physician. Careful studies of the life histories of thousands of widely differing people have persuaded competent scientists that the probability of "health changes" —sickness, accident, even pregnancy—can be predicted. This finding is one of many results of current research in psychosomatic medicine—the study of the relationship between the mind and the body and how each affects the other. Scientists are learning that disease is. not necessarily caused by germs—ati persons have germs but only a few become ill. Instead, the cause of disease is closely linked with the way individuals react to life. At a recent seminar at the Oklahoma University Medical Center sponsored by the American College of Physicians, internists from over the nation were told of new vistas opening in the practice of medicine as a result of psychosomatic research. Dr. Thomas Holmes, professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington, Seattle, said statistical studies show that some people are far more likely than others to become ill or get in an accident—and that there are ways of helping them defy their apparent destiny. Holmes said there is a "powerful relationship" between Paris Peace Talks Are Known By Another Name DANIEL BOONE ROAD FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone Parkway, extending 56 miles from Hazard to London in southeastern Kentucky, is scheduled for completion in 1970. The SI07 million toll road has been justified by the Highway Department as a "developmental" highway to spur economic development in an Appalachian section of the state. both "dean's" locations has... dollar days! DRESS SUITS (Remaining Sale Merchandb*) Now Reduced To Al Safes Final Smal Charge For flit . ,, (a IInM« MII9IUINMU 6422 Bayway Price deans 2324 Bay Plaza By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent PARIS; (A'PKH- Sir, I am an American'in Paris. Can you tell me what's going on here about ViStnarn? Weil, we're gathering again Thursday around a round table to face issues squarely. Q. Ah—a peace conference? A. Absolutely not! The first thing a newcomer must learn is that you don't call this anything but talks. Q. Why? A. WeU, if you call what goes on at the International Conference Center • a conference, the Americans and South Vietnamese won't like it. A conference can mean that everybody present has the authority to confer. If you call it a meeting, the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front get mad at you. A meeting is an informal thing where anybody can throw in his two bits' worth. The NLF and Hanoi say its a conference. Q. I've heard there'll never be a meeting—excuse me—talks on a Wednesday. Why not? A. Because the Americans and the South Vietnamese think that would be too much like a continuation of the preliminary American-North Vietnamese talks, which were always on Wednesdays. Q. So what? A. People would get the idea these are "enlarged" or "expanded" talks. Expanded from two to four sides. Q. Aren't they? A. Well, the Hanoi-NLF people say they are, but the Washington-Saigon people say they aren't. If you say "enlarged," it might mean that it has been enlarged from two sides to four sides. Q. Hasn't it? A. The Hanoi—NLF people say it has, but the Washington —Saigon people say there are still only two sides, themselves and the others. They say the NLF is a "reality" but not a "political entity." Q. What should one call the talks, then? A. New, full-scale or substan tive talks. But not enlarged or expanded. Q. Aren't there four delega tions here? A. Yes and No. Hanoi and the NLF say there are. Saigon and the Americans seem to accep the fact that there are four negotiators, but to say there are four delegations would mean that the NLF is independen enough to have its own delega Won. Q. Why is the table round? A. If It were square it would have four sides, and four sides look likes four delegations, round table doesn't have ski narked off, to one group car My it has four sides and anoth can say it has two sides and both arc right. The two rectan fular tables, where the lesser aff sit, have sides. But if the rectangular tables are narrow nough, they can be said to ave only two sides. Q. When they go into the room, do four delegations go in r do two? A. There are only two doors, so the Hanoi-NLF people use ne and the Washington-Saigon >eople use the other. If there were four doors, there would lave been the devil to pay. stressful events in life and later changes in health. He included among "health changes" infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, surgery accidents, even pregnancy. They are related, he said, to such "life change" events as going away to school, getting a job, losing a job, promotions marriages, divorces, deaths o loved ones, jail sentences anc traffic tickets. "In a study of tuberculosis pa tients," he said, "we found significant buildup or clustering of life-change events within two years prior to their admission to the sanitarium." Studies of other patient: showed a similar clustering o events prior to heart trouble skin disease, hernia, surgery pregnancy and automobile acci dents, Holmes said. The link between life changes and health changes seems to b associated with the body's im munity system, which makes antibodies to fight foreign material and germs. Situations whic 1 arouse fear also suppress man body functions and they ma suppress antibody production a well. Stressful situations may als upset production of hormones which have a role in emotiona balance. A person with dis turbed emotions is more like! to have accidents. layown Schools To Get Copies Of House Journal AUSTIN (Sp) — Rep. Joe Allen f Baytown has announced that nee again Sterling Municipal ibrary, Lee College Library, >oth high school libraries, and il four Baytown junior school ibraries will receive daily opies of the House Journal, a ecord of the proceedings of the 'exas House of Representatives. Rep. Allen, now serving his econd term as the first Baytonian elected to the Texas House, said he feels it imperative that "young Texans be aware of whal we are doing in he House. "It is of extreme importance hat not only adults with much at take in the decisions we make, but also the future Texans for whom we are legislating important education bills be aware of what we are doing here in Austin," Rep. Allen said. The House Journal will be available to the public at Sterling Municipal Library. Besides the Baytown schools, Jrosby, Drew and Humble High. Schools will also receive a copy of the daily proceedings of the 61sl Legislature. NEW HOURS for your saving convenience ^rfini *• effective Saturday, Fubnifliy 1, (and thereafter) Pasadena Saviiu DRIVE-IN-FACI of the Market Center Branch will be open Mon. thru. Fri. 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Sat. 10J am to 3-.30 pm Jf makes good cents fo save al Pasadena Savings SAVE TWO WAYS Certificates Passbook Accounts Par annum current anticipated rate. Compounded Quarterly of Savings Per annum current anticipated rate. $5,000 minimum 4%% FREE BIG BONUS STAMPS Pasadena Savings Main at Shaw Pasadena Plaza Almeda Mall Market Center Accounts insured by F.S.L.I.C. Fabric Group Two Assorted dress and sportswear fabrics, some shirt lengths. Area Employment A Record Highs HOUSTON (Sp) — December jobs kept unemployment at an all-time low of 1.5 per cent in the Houston area last month, in spite of a large percentage increase in the population in 1968.. Homer H. Jackson, district directdr of the Texas Employment Commission, said the total work force was at an "all- time" high in Harris, F*ort Bend, Brazoria, Montgomery and Liberty Counties. A total of 803,130 persons were employed in those counties in December. Unemployment is usually at its lowest in that month, Jackson said. In December, 1967, the Houston area unemployment rale was 1.7 per cent. It was 1.6 in December, 1966. Jackson said the 1968 unemployment high of 2.9 per cent was reached in June, due to school vacations and graduation. Group Three Bonded Jerseys, Bonded Woolens V»ule« to r Fabric Group Four Bonded Woolens, Bonded Blends Flannel Value* to Yd. Fabric Group Five Fake fur fabrics, Mu nude, 64-62" wide Value* to 12* SOLOMON FABRIC CENTER K-MARl PLAZA

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