Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on October 22, 1965 · Page 6
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Man Triumphs Over Computer Gone Mad FRESNO, Calif. (UPI) — A mere man has again triumphed over the onslaught of a computer gone mad—but only after 'his nerves were folded, spindled and mutilated. The "infernal machine" began haunting Dr. George B. Kauffman, a Fresno State College chemistry professor, shortly after he ordered three copies of a chemistry book from a New York firm last February. Three books arrived in March, but they were the wrong books so Kauffman dashed off a note explaining the mistake. He followed up with another letter saying he needed the right books urgently, and they finally arrived in June- after the semester ended. That's when the professor made his mistake. He sent the books back. Suddenly he began getting bills for the books ..and more bills ...and still more bills. "I r ec e i v e d an endless stream of these documents—always in duplicate—under every possible combination and permutation of my name and for different amounts and under different account numbers," Kauffman said. "One day I received four bills." Finally, in desperation, Kauffman fired off a plea to the .company. "Dear" computer," he wrote. "I know that you must be a computer because you have hounded me inexorably with a mechanical obstinacy and an unwillingness to listen to reason." The letter concluded: "Are you listening, computer? I don't owe you any money—honest to God!" In some strange manner, the letter managed, to elude the computer and fell into the hands of a human, the treasurer of the New York firm. The firm offered "humble apologies" and offered to send three books—free. "I promise that I will send them secretly so that our computer won't be aware of it," the treasurer wrote. "We are attempting to calm the machine and make it forget you." Kauffman's composure has improved steadily. He's even been opening his mail again. PUBLIC SALE Having sold farm, the undersigned will sell at public auction, the following personal property located 3 miles southeast of Buena Vista on Davidson Road. Follow arrows on Stipp Hill Road to Davidson Road, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT 12:30 P. M. FARM EQUIPMENT—Farmall-H Tractor in A-l condition, on good rubber; IHC model 250 cultivator; IHC mounted 2-row planter, like new; IHC 7' mower, like new; IHC 7' disc;. IHC 2-14" plow; New Idea 12 A manure spreader, like new; Ferguson rubber tired wagon and grain bed; Case hammermill, good condition; single shovel plow; clipper fanmill; IHC mounted buzz saw. Some small articles. This is a good offering of farm equipment. TERMS—CASH. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. THEARN PETERSON Beesley and Owens, auctioneers. PACES Greenifairg (Inl) Daily News, Fifty, Oct. 22; 1965 The Almanac Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 1965 with 70 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning star is Jupiter. The evening stars are Mars, Venus, and Saturn. In 1836, Gen. Sam Houston was sworn in as first president of the Republic of Texas. In 1883, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City celebrated its grand opening with a performance of "Faust." In 1953, representatives of France and the Indochinese state of Laos signed a treaty giving Laos its independence. In 1962, President Kennedy announced an arms blockade of Cuba after Soviet missiles were discovered on the island. A thought for the day—British playwright George Bernard Shaw said: "There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it." "All I said was: t Show me a filter that delivers the taste and I'll eat my hat.' TRY NEW LUCKY STRIKE FILTERS Put us on DOIT! the spot Ask us what's new for fall farrowing. Ask us when we're going to have something to put faster gains on fall litters... something to keep them healthy through autumn weather... something to get pigs to market sooner. Then let us tell you about our brand-new Ful-0-Pep Gro-Pig FIVE FOR FALL FARROWING... five powerful new feeds that give you the ideal combination for competing in the pork business. YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR Another fine product of The Quaker Oats Company NADING'S GREENSBURG iVER HAPPEN TO ypU? ByBIakV LIKE BLOUSE, MY SKIRT-, MV AMP PROBABLY MY HAI&SPf?AV| Hints From By HELOISE CRUSE Dear Heloise: Many sweaters, especially the bulky ones, come without pockets nowadays. Guess what? Your famous, old, nylon net came to our rescue again! I make light-weight, but durable, pockets from a double thickness of nylon net, and sew it on the inside of a sweater, over-whipping it to the sweater itself. It is not in the least bulky, nor does it show from the outside, and gives me a place for my cigarettes, door key, or tissues, etc., when visiting a neighbor, goSng for a drive, etc. Matching seam binding may be used to give the pocket a more finished look, but is quite unnecessary. My husband had a very expensive sport shirt which he never wore because it had no pockets either. I turned the shirt wrong side out and sewed a nice pocket on the inside, near the hem at the front. One need not necessarily use net for this purpose, but as it is so transparent, it hardly shows. Anne Murray You're a doll! I can't wait to try this one! Heloise Dear Heloise: I have always broken lots of candles, trying to insert them into the holders on birthday cakes. When I made a cake for my grandson's birthday today, I dipped the candles in hot water first, and they went into the holders easily, and really stayed put—I didn't break one candle. Mrs. 0. J. Pearson Dear Heloise: I cut the cuffs of my worn out rubber gloves into narrow strips, making rubber bands — some wide and some narrow—according to my needs. These bands will last for quite some time. Mrs. R. Roy Banker Dear Heloise: If people will cover the tops oi the flower boxes, which contain dirt and flowers, with one-hall inch of gravel, it will keep the dirt from splashing out. Mrs. Guy Richard Dear Gals: Mrs. Richard has a wonderful idea. One gal I know, covers, the soil around all her house plants with colored pebbles, such as one would ordinarily buy to put in the bottom of a fish bowl. She says this not only keeps the dirt from splashing, when watering the plants, but also keeps the soil from drying out. Heloise Dear Heloise: When I put down new linoleum, I usually have some pieces left over. These are especially good to put hi the bottom of the cabinet mderneath the sink, or in any other cabinets, instead of shelf paper. It adds a decorator's touch, and can be wiped off easily, thus saving time and energy when cleaning and changing papers. Mrs. Crawford, Dear Heloise: Do you know that when you tiave lost the address of someone hi another city, you can go to your local telephone company's office where you will find a library of telephone directories for every city in the country and get the address you .need? The telephone companies furnish this as a public service for which there is ho charge. They don't mind your using this free service, as who knows —you may decide to 'telephone instead of writing! Lewis C. LeCorgne Copyright, 1565, King Features Syndicate, Inc. St. Paul School Notes— Welcome Four New Teachers; Sunshine Initiation Is Held By Karen Townsend The halls of St. Paul High School are' again alive with the sound of laughter and the stu-\ dents changing classes — school has- officially begun. The Freshmen were initiated into high school with traditional activities on Sept. 17. Each Freshman dressed according to instructions given by His Senior. That Friday night the Seniors sponsored a soc-hop for the Freshmen and treated them to free soft drinks. The Adams,Methodist Church was the scene of the Sunshine Initiation Sept. 26. New members initiated- were: Brenda Davis, Diane Clapp, Janice Clapp, Sue Lee, Rita Davis, Mary Beth McNeely, Linda Townsend, Susie Connall, Connie Elson, Wanda Pike, Betty Taggert, Georgia Collins, and Sandra Myers. An interesting talk entitled "One Little Grain of S'and" was given by Mrs. Lofeii York. The meeting was drawn to a close by several announcements from the sponsor, Mrs. Augusta Avery. Refreshments were served by the Seniors in the church basement. The Juniors selected "cool line" for their class rings which were received Sept. 11. The Juniors have also been busily selling magazines. The goal was set at $1,500 and they sold $1,080 worth. The boys were teamed up against the girls for the selling campaign with the girls being the victors. The boys sponsored a party for the girls Sept. 8 at Holly Dearinger's home. I The Seniors started selling ads Sept'. 22 for the Annual and basketball program. Anyone wishing ,o purchase an ad may do so >y contacting any Senior. Re ceipts for the first day amounted to. $646.50. The Seniors had their pictures taken Sept. 25, 26, and. 27. Proofs were received Oct. 4. Students and teachers are happy to welcome four new teachers to our faculty: Mrs. Helen Gardner, Mr. David Douglas. Mr. Wffliarii Houk, and Mr. Robert Wolf. Mrs. Gardner graduated from Milan High School and Ball State University with a B. S. degree in Vocational Home Economics and Business Education. At St. Paul she teaches Home Economics 9 and 10, Girls Physical Education 7, 8, 9, and 10, and Shorthand 1 and 2. Mrs. Gardner previously taught in the Sunman Consolidated Schools. Mrs. Gardner and her husband, Mr. Larry Gardner, Guidance Counselor for Decatur County Community Schools, live in Greensburg. Mr. William Houk graduated from Crown Point High School and Manchester College with a B. S. degree in Physical Educa- ~B ^ from Our riLES Oct. 22, 1950 Mrs. Grace Anderson, 58, former resident of Decatur County died at Rushville. Mrs. Beryl G. Phares, 65, passed away at the I. 0. 0. F. Home. Remains were taken to Quincy. Mrs. Ella Vanderbur, 60, died at Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. James Cann were in an automobile accident on State Road 3 when he lost control of his car in a fog. She had head lacerations and he suffered from shock. Mr. and Mrs. Alden Westhafer and family and her mother, Mrs. C. A. Kuhn left on a trip to the Smoky Mountains and east coast. John and Steven Baker were honie from Riley Hospital, Indianapolis where they were treated for polio. Mr. and Mrs. John Cumberworth celebrated then? 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner Relatives numbering 118 were present. Mrs. Clarence Jackson of near Sardinia had been called to Denver, Colo., by the serious illness of a brother who was in military service. For Coming Events — 663-3111 ADAMS INSTALLATION If you are a customer of ours, your new 'quick-recovery, flameless electric water heater can be Installed free in your present home/For complete Information call u$ or ' ask your plumber or dealer. PUBLIC SERVICE INDIANA tion, History, and Biology. At St.; Paid Mr. Houk teaches Physical Education, World History, Geography 7, Driver's Training, and Health. He has previously taught iri schools in Madison^ Mjchawa- ka, and Nojrth, Salein: Mr; Houkr now resides in St. tinier. Mr. David Douglas graduated from Owensville High School and New Mexico Highlands Univer-, sity with a B. A. degree., Mr. Douglas teaches Chemistry, Biology, General Science, and is: the Junior High coach at St. Paul. » Mr. Robert Wolf graduated from Clarksburg High School and Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree. At St. Paul Mr. Wolf teaches shop. He previously taught at Jackson Township High School. Mr. Wolf lives at Westport now. STEEL DEMAND DETROIT—Automobile industry of the U. S. consumes about 19 million tons of steel per year, or about 23 per cent of the total [supply. The changing season ... Calls For A Visit To Hubert Sport Coats _ $22.50 to $32.50 Slacks $8.95 to $15.95 Sweaters $5.95 to $14.95 Suits - $45 to $65 Your Best \ Bet Is ...... HUBER'S Decatur County National NEW CAR LOANS The new 1966 model cars are being shown in dealer showrooms. If you are considering the purchase of a new car let Decatur Coun- ty National assist you in financing at bank rates. With a Decatur County National Auto Loan you can choose your car wherever the best deal or value is available. Visit our loan department today for full details. • PROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE • CONVENIENT MONTHLY PAYMENTS • LOW, MONEY-SAVING BANK RATES untu A FULL SERVICE BANK INSTALLMENT LOAN DEPT. 2ND FLOOR TAKE THE ELEVATOR Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9 a.m. 'til 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. 'til 5:30 p.m. Closed all day Wednesdays.

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