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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 21

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Energy Crisis Didn't Make Change In American Lifestyle By JOHN CTJNN1FF NEW YORK (AP) -- It lakes more than an energy crisis to make Americans permanently change their lifestyle. That is one conclusion you might draw from a study by The Conference Board that shows plans to vacation by automobile are back to where they were before the energy scare, after a sharp, decline for a few months. Moreover, automobile sales now show signs of improving, if not immediately and sharply then gradually and over the longer term. Appliance s a l e s seem to h a v e survived the crisis. And the desire for air conditioning s e e m s stronger than that for conservation. But major changes do seem to have taken place in industry, the most significant probably the realization that enormous and costly amounts of energy are wasted every day. For the first time ever, thousands of companies have conducted energy audits during the past feNv months. Energy man agers were appointed, anc many of them discovered fue icing used as if it cost nothing. Recycling of heat has as- iumed great importance. The roduclion facilities of many :ompanies generate considerable heat that customarily is ·enied outside, while separate and expensive systems are used to heat offices. MISUSE FOUND Consultants report that on almost every assignment they find obvious misuses of energy, the result of practices dating to when fue! was considered New Superintendent WEST POINT, N-Y. (AP) -Maj. Gen. Sidney Berry, a former paratrooper, lias .lakei over as the 50lh superintendent of the UlS. Military Academy. Berry, 48, former commander of the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, Ky., assume{ the new post on Monday. He succeeds Lt. Gen. William Knowlton, now chief of staff o the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. heap, available and of little :onsequence. Combined with environmental u'essures, the energy crisis also spurred recycling of some products. For many decades it was assumed without question that 'virgin is best," meaning that inything from wool to steel was letter if made from new rather than reused raw materials. While this might remain so in some instances, virgin raw ma- .erials don't always produce the best product for the price. The Aluminum Association slates, for example, that used aluminum can be recycled back to ingot for less than 5 per cent of the energy required in producing the original. Another change that appears permanent is in the automobile industry,' where millions of vehicles now are being .producet and sold on the basis of fue economy rather than style or luxury. In fact, the most intense com petition among carmakers is in t h e miles-per-gallon race whereas just a few years agi the battle was in terms o lorscpowcr. What all this seems to say i; tial Americans understand inything when it's stated erms of money. But if The Conference Board is correct, it .oesn't seem to apply to vaca- ions. NIXON WON'T WATCH DEBATE SAN CLEMENTE, Calif ;AP) -- President Nixon wil watch none of the televised im peachmeut debate tonight b .he House Judiciary Com mittee, Press Secretary Ronak L. Zicgler announced in ad vance. Last year Ziegler insisld Nixon watched none of the tele vised hearings of the Senat Watergate committee. Month later Nixon acknowledged h had taken an occasional peek. Slreef Sweepers May Go To Court To Get Raises SAN FRANCISCO ( A P ) -San Francisco slrcet sweepers ·ow they'll go to court to keep ay raises giving them a coti- ravcrsial $17,000 a year to clean up the city's gutters. The Board or Supervisors denied Monday a $2,000-plus al raise provided by a city charter clause that tied street sweepers' salaries to those of ahorcrs it) private industry The Laborers Union said 'lues av that it will challenge toe city's decision to keep strao r sweepers' salaries at $12,700 i year. The supervisors decided thrt the Laborer's Union contrac itn private industry was ne,io tiatcd loo late to set scales fo m u n i c i p a l eniployes as stipulated by the city charter. The charter provision affec 1 1,188 craft workers, including street sweepers, whose pay i' ba^eri on salary scales o similar workers iti privali industry. Supervisors said that denyini the pay increases would sav the city $2.7 million next year San Francisco policemen ear $14,400 a year after four years Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., July 24, 1974 FAYETTEVI1.LI, ARKANSAS 23 On Commercial Networks Notion To Get View Of Impeachment Debate By JAY SIIARDUTT NEW YORK (AP) -- Unless here's a last-minute change, he nation gets its first telc- dscd view today of the House .'ound of debate on whether 'resident Nixon should be im- icached. The Public Broadcasting Service (PDS), serving 21G pubic TV stations, says it won't cover the debates live; it'll ape them in full for rcbroad- casl at 7:30 p.m. EOT each das- he proceedings arc held. Barring last-minute changes of plans by NBC and CBS. only ABC will be'televising today's listoric debate live from start .o finish under a rotational coverage plan agreed on by the three networks. Under the plan, CBS provides full live coverage Thursday, NBC "takes over on Friday and then it starts all over again hose days it hasn't the primary responsibility for carry- ng them live from start to conclusion. ROTATION SYSTEM The rotation system first began on June 5. 19V3, in the early stages of the; Senate Watergate hearings. It was adopted to (a) reduce gripes from soap opera and game show fans, and (b) ease the fiscal crunch caused by the loss of advertising revenue--industry sources estimate it averaged $100,000 per Jay per network--from the pre-empted regular programming. All three networks made up some of the loss by running commercials during dull spots in the hearings or during sla tion breaks at differing phases of the Watergate hearings. They won't be able to do tha this time. Rep. Peter W. Ro --unless the networks decide otherwise--until the debate ends and the committee votes, possibly next Tuesday. Any of t h e three networks can air live coverage of all or part of the debates even on dino Jr.. D-N.J., chairman o Judiciary Committee, has tolc the networks there'll be m commercials allowed during iny part of the live debate co\ crage. C o m m e r c i a l s would b Ilowed if the committee had to ecess for a House vote or. roll all, a spokesman for Rodino aid. NO COMMERCIALS If a TV network has the day's esponsibility for live, gavel-lo- avel coverage, he added, it an't leave the debate to let lo- al stations run commercials at lie times (hey air station iden- Mention announcements. The networks serve more ban 600 TV stations-in the U.S. "he four major radio nel- vorks-CBS, NBC. A B C - and he Mutual Broadcasting'Sys- em--serve more than 2,500 radio stations. Rodino's spokesman said the 'adiq networks covering the hearings from gavel-to-gavel will '.,e allowed lo " b r e a k away" from debate in progress lo air their hourly newscasts. Only the National Public Radio system, serving 165 public radio stations, and the CBS radio network, with 245 stations, say they'll carry the full debate live. CBS said it would cut away each hour for its regular newscasts. Kmart* 5 Brand FERTILIZER Rea..4.47 HOUSE BROOM ELECTRIC PERK 2D-CELL BATTERIES CASSETTE BLANKS Reg. Q87 11.88 O WED..THURS., FRL, SAT. ONLY 7V2-OUNGE' BLUE TINT® 12 SOFT ROLLERS 12-Ounce FINAL NET BATHROOM CLEANER 45-PG. MELAMIME 'MACLEANS B FOR TEETH WELLA CARE® MINUM CUBETRAY ICE CREAM FREEZER NORTHERN® Reg. 4.76 2.96 POLYESTER THREAD 1000" CELLO TAPE MAGNETIC ALBUM Polaroid 108 FILM Viewmaster Happiness Towels Wash Cloth, Re'g. 87e.....57e Face Towel, Reg, 1.77... .1.27 Bath Towel, Reg. 2.87.... T.87 Good J u l y 2-1-27,1!71 Good July 2-1-27, T97I Retired Chemist Still Builds Inventions In Home Workshop Anolher of Fayeltevillc's native sons, drawn by wanderlust to far away places, has returned to his hometown for Ills retirement years. But for Jack Reed ,lr., those retirement years are not ones of inactivity. For many years an employe of the Geological Survey where he last served as supervisory chemist at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rccd learned early in his service that much ot the equipment needed in his work was not readily available -- at least in portable sizes. The solution was to make his own. One of his inventions, for which he has recently won an award from the Department of Interior, is a portable bacteriological incubator which will incubate bolh coliform and fecal coliform simultaneously. Reed explained Ihat the coli- form count is one of the criteria for determining pollutants in water. Coliforms come in m a n y forms and from sources other than h u m a n and animal. In examination of water from a stream, scientists take two types of tests for coliform -the coliform lest and the fecal coliform test. Fecal coliform, he explained, comes only from the waste of warm blooded animals -- including man. INCUBATION PERIOD . After samples of water are taken and slides made, the slides. must incubate for 20 to 24 hours, depending on whether .ests are being made for coli- 'orm or fecal coliform. Coliform must be incubated at body temperature, a procedure simple to maintain in the iiold. However fecal coliform incubates at 44.5 degrees cento- u rade and the entire testing process is dependent upon maintaining temperature within .2 of a degree. Problems m a i n t a i n i n g the 44.5 degree temperature prompted Reed to develop his incubator, which is contained in a simple metal and styrofoam cooler of The device consists of a. pair of magnets which stir liquid at proper speed to allow determination of alkalinity and pH factor at stream side. The third invention, and one of which he is most proud, is an automatic sediment sampler which the government calls the Reed Sampler in his honor. "It's not often the government attaches a man's name to an invention," Reed said. He added that "that is what I call a real honor." He no longer makes the sampler which is now produced by Ihe government in a factory in St. Anthony Falls, Minn. He said it took him six years to develop the sampler, which he sold to the government in 1072 about the time he retired. the type used on picnics. The cooler is compartmentalized so temperature is maintained in each compartment. The first incubator was built 1970. He won a patent on t in 11)73 and the awards were ;iven the design this year. At he time there was no equivalent comercial device avail- ible. Each scientist had to carry two incubators. BASEMENT WORKSHOP Reed builds the incubators in ils basement workshop, where ne recently which have government agencies. A third agency has one on order. Two other inventions have won Reed considerable kudos. He developed a magnetic stirer for field titralions been sold in 20 Puerto Rico. He constructs completed t w o been shipped to which have slates and Max Doesn't Need City's Sewer Service ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) -People who have never : even met Max Jacobsmeyer · like him. How else do you explain tha attention he gels? ' Like the invitations to attend college, to test drive a new car, to accept free dancing lessons and to eat a sleak dinner at the expense of a land development corporation. L a s t week Max received a letter from the St. Louis County Health Department. It instructed him to connect his property with a sanitary sewer. That did it as far as Max was concerned. On Monday Ilia health department received this letter: "1 am sure that connecting t» a sanitary sewer as you indicate would solve one of my d i f f i c u l t problems, however . . , I don't have the working knowledge needed to follow your directive, "My sewage problem is eliminated with the help of tall trees, short, and green odorous bushs. (I don't need all that fancy plumbing.)" Max's problem, as the letter goes on to point out, is that he is a 90-pound, 4 1 /2-year-olcI German Shepherd. He's owned by Lt, Norman Jacobsmeyer. a member of the St. Louis Police Department. The root of the problem rests in Max's own telephone listing, He's had it for 18 months, ever since the telephone company began charging customers SI a Ihese devices also. in his basement month for having nonpublished numbers. Lt. Jacobsmeyer listed the phone in Max's name lo avoid nuisance calls--and to save a buck. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL HIGHWAY 71 B. NORTH AND ROLLING HILLS CHURCH OF CHRIST JIM MURRAY, Director Everyone Welcome For Trans.-Call 521-6089 839-3104 846-3926 JULY 22-26 7:30 P.M.

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