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MHAHUU I TIMB, toydtovff*. Friday, April U, 19» '"Almost Human" Machine Speeds Sorting Of Mail At Nation's Key Post Offices Washington-WJ-An a 1 ni o s t -1 human gadget that started out as a collection of old tin cans is about to speed up considerably the handling of mail through the Washington Post Office. It is an invention of John Scs- t»k, 42 years in the postal service and new senior assistant superintendent. The device is t h e . product of Vears of "after hours" thinking and tinkering. Now the mechanism has been turned over to the government for free and unlimited use. Ai the inventor. Sestnk holds the numerous patents involved but as a government worker he ran collect no royalties from Uncle Sam. His only monetary benefit, so far, is a $1,000 cash award for merit made by the Post Office Department in recognition of his contribution to efficiency of the service. The most recent issue of "The Postal Supervisor," monthly publication of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, describes the Sestak machine as "the first radical change in mail distribution in the .last 100 years." On the basis of tests at Chicago with primary models since mid- 1945, department experts rate the machine 58 per cent more efficient than the commonly-used hand-sort method. It can distribute 50,000 standard sized letters per hour and through its use 28 workers can., do the same job ·which now requires 43. Built During War The 81-year-old Sestak, now in Washington to supervise installation of two of his sorting' units in the main post office here, recalls he did most of his development work during World War II. Needing m e t a l s which just could not be obtained then, he arranged with restaurants' in Chicago to give him the big tins in which they received fruit juices. He got together 1,200 of these and flattened and welded them into the long thin strips from which he assembled the pilot model. The perfected machine, 90 feet long and 15 feet wide, looks something like a battery of telephone switch-boards. Instead of such boards, the 25 operators facing the machine each confront a compact three-foot square arrangement of 36 letter slots, eacJi marked with the name of a principal city or direction. As the letters flip through the small slots, they drop down through an Intricate system of metal guide walls and deflectors and travel through this maze of alleys on a conveyor belt, standing on their bottom edges. They come out at the f a r ' end neatly stacked and segregated as to destination. DOROTHY^blX -- CONTINUED FROM PAGE FOUR If it is his intention to have you give up your youngsters for good.j drop the whole project and let him go on alone. A temporary absence from them is. all you could be expected to endure. As for his family--don't worry about, them. They are naturally under a great strain with their wayward son and bably if he straightens out, they'll Column. By HAL BOYLE New York-(/P)-What keeps us Americans together? Some say it is the unity of our ancestors---the flaming spirit of 177(1. I say t h a t nothing has brought us together more often--nothing have we shared so many times-as the blue plate luncheon. If there is anything that has knit America together, it is the blue plate luncheon. The Hardier American seeks out the blue plate luncheon. If he doesn't see it, he asks for it. If it isn't there today he goes to another place tomorrow. Me? I'm different. I don't look for a blue plate luncheon. It looks for me. I'll lay you five-to-one you can lay a blue piate luncheon anywhere between Brooklyn and Buffalo and anytime between 10 a. m. and 3:45 p. m.--and it will find me'out. . Somehow, somewhere, I will end up sitting before it and- wishing I had the courage of a St. Louis friend of mine who once publicly criticized his breakfast by bending down and placing his eyeballs against two underdone soft-fried eggs and breaking into tears. · * * I don't want to be a snob about the blue plate luncheon. Please don't get the idea I think I'm too good for it. It is just too much for me. ' . I no longer can eat it all. I take it to the hotel I am staying at and use it instead of soap for a shower. I rub ;t pn my head as a shampoo. I still have enough left to throw at terking.dojrs. And, believe me, this is all done after 1 have eaten all of ;t i can. . Sometimes I ^ven am left with a residue I put in an envelope and mail away to friends. By the time they mail it back, I have gone to another town. This blue plate luncheon--the All-America culinary nightmare-has ambushed me in Florida. It has bushwhacked me in- California. It has crept up on my table .in Oklahoma. You can't hid* from it in Iowa. It will follow you around any restaurant in South Dakota. In Alabama it will be more agreeable to you. I hope you're successful for yourself and your family. ned seven years ago, when I was My husband is 27. I can't seem !o three years ago. I like to go out and have a good time. My husband's family has caused «c so much trouble that I fear I'm losing my love for him. He is good to me and our child, and tries to make a good living. Now I have met a man I think I could learn to .love but: don't want to .break up my family. Should I continue'to try to hold the home together? Rosalie C. Answer: Having married too young to enjoy . your girlhood, you're trying to make up for lost time now. It is, however, seven years too late. This docs not. necessarily mean that your good times are all over, it just means that you must enjoy them in a different fashion. A devoted husband and a charming child are nucleus enough for any woman's life. Of course your in-law's have been talking about you; your conduct certainly hasn't been conducive to good opinion. You .have a lot to undo, for by this time you are probably the object of much unpleasant local gossip. Turn your attention to your husband, and leave other males alone. You're at a very serious crossroads and, unless you take the right one, a most disastrous Tuturc is ahead. bounce in your Ian. Kansas has never been able to outlaw it. In Pennsylvania it is even sometimes mistaken for food. * · · Occasionally, I have tried to analyze the blue plate luncheon, but that is a problem beyond the grasn of one who only knows high school chemistry. So far as I have been able to find out it is a piece of sodden protein, engulfed in gravy from which two mounds rise, one bearing a distiitct cousinship to potato, the other having a vague resemblance to another vegetable, living or dead. 6ut the entire sodden mass is a candidate for psychoanalysis -not enjoyment. Maybe, that holds the answer. For years I have been a fugitive from the blue plate luncheon. I suspect that perhaps 100 million other Americans--at least--are in the same predicament. Some day 1 am going to buy a blue plate luncheon,, rush it to the nearest psychiatrist and lie down with it on a couch--and ask him what is it all about. Wouldn't you, too, like to solve I he mystery of the average blue plate luncheon?. It certainly re-. quires a medical solution. Is it Showing Next Week At Fayetteville Theatres "WITH A KONG IN MV HEART'' ^^f Musical Tribute to Jane Frehian. ^f The new technicolor musical W drama. "WITH A SONG IN MY f HEART, which starts at the ' OZARK Sunday is truly a great j motion picture event. Although not a musical In the ordinary sense. "WITH A SONG IK MY HEART," fm m beginning to end,'is loeded with some of the finest m u s i c a l entertainment imaginable. It is a groat human story, a thrilling cavalcade of the lust fifteen years and a lilting tribute to a gallant entertainer captured in enchanting color by lisychosomailc? nicolor. Here is the stranger t h a n fiction sfnry of Jaiic Frnnum, t h e glamorous sin-rer who became the toast of the nation during the late J930's and early MO's. At the height of her carper, tragedy strikes. While f l y i n g to entertain troops overseas, the plane she .is in crashed into Lisbon harbor, nearly causing her death but leaving her unable to walk. When you aren't listening to a galaxy of songs, your heart is torn by the thrilling comeback this girl makes in a successful effort to return to show business. The finale which includes FOURS from every state and section of America Is one of the greatest interludes ever seen in a motion picture. "WITH A SONT. IN MY HEART" stars Susan Hayward, David Wayne,' Thelma Hitter and Rory Calhoun. It opens at the OZARK Sunday. 'FLESH AND FURY" Women . . . Men knew his AND FURY" slars Curtis, Jan Sterling and Mona Freeman and otjens at the OZARk Thursday. It cleverly combines the stark background of Air Force, Its Glamour Fading, Feels Need 01 Combat Risk Pay Springdale Mrs. Martha Linkford presented niano students in a recital Thursday evening in the chapel of the First Christian Church on Grove Street. Those participating were: Jo Ann Venerable, Diane Df- Weese, Jo Anna Houston, Gwendolyn Turbyfield. Brenda Rogers, Jo Ann Deen,' Patsy Jayroe, J»u1 Jasper, Jo Ann Luna, Joyce Mason, and Ronald Baxter. The Pen Point Club met Tuesday night in the home of Mr, and Mrs. Jack Carlisle. Jack Carlisle, ptes-'dent, conducted the -business meeting. Mrs. Billie Jiiies reported that group one WM »he«d in the club contest. Originals were read by Thomas RQthrock, Ho«- mary Patrick, and Ireac 'Carlisle, who gave a talk on folk songs and ballads of Ackansas and played several selections f r o m tape transcriptions illustrating f o l k lore. Mrs. Carlisle is conduclini- folklore research at the Ur.lveisity and is an instructor in the English department. Mrs. Marcelline LeatJ and Miss Lbulse Bogan, poet »nri critic who is now a visiting professor of English it the University, were guests. Refreshments were served by the hostess, Th« next meeting will be held May IS at the home of Mr., and Mrs Thomas Rothrock. Folk Bookout of near Springdale was taken to the City Hospital Wednesday night by » Ctlli- son-Siscd ambulance. The Dorcas Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church met Thursday night at the homi o f j Mrs. W. C. Rogers on Maple Drive for a cooperative dinner. Mrs. Rogers was assisted as hostess by Mrs. Loftln Brogdoh *nd Mrs. Bruce Vaughn, Sr. Mrs. G. C. Hartenbower of Emma Avenue is in Chicago, alter lins the annual convention of thf N»- B A T H R O O M F I X T U R E S the prize fight game with the unfolding of a poignant love story that reaches a new screen high in its tender telling. Conflict backgrounds the unfolding of "FLESH AND FURY" when Jan Sterling, cast as a .., . . . . . . _ brash, designing nightclub dancer, gives Curtis his .first taste o! gaiety and night lite while helping Herself to his winnings. ,'. · . '. - . ..Monn Freeman "plays'a contrasting rule to the zlamorouB'Miss Sterling'in'her sympathetic portrayal of a magazine writer who falls in love with a young fighter and helps him to f i n d real happiness. "FLESH AND FURY" opens a three-day run at the OZARK Thursday. "FIVE FINGERS". Muter Spy of All Time! The real-life story of one of the most fatmlous and highest paid spies in history furnishes the exciting plot for "FIVE FINGERS," one of the top pictures of the year, starring James Mason, Danielle Darrieux and 'Michael ftcnnie which comes to the DARK theater Saturday. Mason will be seen .:s the spy, '"Cicero," whose incredible exploits were first revealed in the book ''Operation Cicero." Miss Darrieux plays the femmc fatale role and Rerinie will be seen as a British 'intelligence agent. Interest in the exploits of the master spy Cicero started when the late Ernest Bevin stated in the House of Commons that "only providence saved the world when Moyzisch sent Von Ribbontrop the most amazing set of photostats in history." They revealed the completb plans the Allies had made for the last ycnr of World War II, including lull details of the Normarrly, beachhead. The Germans considered the papers a hoax, although they paid $300,000 for them, and threw them into the waste-basket. Moyziach was l'.ie secret a j r r t of t'ls German High Command In Ankr.ra during the war and the information was sold to him by Cicero, valet of the British 'Ambassador, in Ankara, who stole the document from thi embassy sa fc. "FIVE FINGERS" opens »t the 62AHK' theater Saturday for a four-day run. '"AB1OLA" Magnificent Dram* of Ardent Rome. The spectacular, highly stirring rorhrncc of two star-crossed lovers in ancbnl Rome seU off a blaze that, swcvs the Roman Empire in the fabubus, multiple-million dollar cpcctablc, "FABIOLA," which slaris at the UARK Wednesday. Heading a cast of over 7,000 is Michele Morgan, in the glamorous title role, wiih Henri as Rhual, the handsome, courageous gladiator. "FABIOLA," filmed in Italy, Is s?t In the 4lh century A. D., dur- lnfr the reign of Constantlne t!i? Great'when the new.Christian religion,' althbiijrh officially to' nteri, was still subject to the cutloi, of p-'4y tyrants. Death by torture in the Coliseum was- still th? iavorite form of punishment. . Fabiola, (Michele Morgan) while' sympathetic to Christianity, Is herself a pagan at heart; When the Christians are falsely accused of murdering her father, Fabiola has to chooso brtwecn siding with her lover or with his accusers, her patrician friends. Not until the climatic scene in t h e Co^i.^cum docs she mnkc her decision. There while martyrs are brir:r tortured and burned at the stake, the mean- ins; of 'heir f a i t h becomes suddenly clear to her. "FABIOLA" starts at the UARK theater Wednesday. Fly DON H'HITEHEAD Washington-W)-Thr glamor of combat flying has worn so t h i n in tv--o wars that some top military people believe a new system of "Incentive pay" it the only «ur« way. to attract more youths into America's growing Air ."orre. Such « pay proposal is knocking around the Air Force's lop command. It is expected to emfrte soon as a specific plan to he laid brforp Congress. It i.i certain to run into trouble there. Sponsors of a proposal to give ·combat pay to frontline fighters and others actually under ennniy fire have been sharply critical of the special har.arri r.nrl incentive pay that now goes to Air Force and Navy flying crews, »ubm«rln* crews and Army pirachutists. Tlje combat pay bill--calling lor an extra $49 a month for most Korean War veterans--was snagged yesterdiy in i Senate-House conference committee trying to agree on differences in billi fitted by the two bodlei. The subject of hazard «nd Incentive pay ii under study not only by the Pentagon, but by a special Senate "task forcr" headed by Senator Hunt (D-Wyol. The Air Force wai the "glimor boy" of the armed servicjs In World War II. But today the Air Force admits i the glamor appeal It not enough. Therf ll · serious shortage of ' pilots, navigators, bombardiers and other qualified flying personnel. At the moment, airmen sly, it appear i the cidet training cites starting in May will b« roughly 50 per cent under the estimated needs. On the other hand, there If a surplus of college-trained men for ground duty. One Air Force officer explained he situation to a reporter this way: The glamor of flying is almost rone. now. World War II and thf Korean War have shown that combat flying is hard, tough, dfnger- ous work. "We are going to have to pay for the incentive to drive those planes --and that will be far cheaper In the long run than anything elie we can do." During the last war, flyers received a' $500 boriui plus Si) per cent of their base pay as compensation (or the' added haurdi of »!_.! · ' - janccs drav'K about J"fTi a month. "And his hiz.-rd nite in jicacc- llme flying is lour and one-half timrs greater than the hazard The fines' ^ Master. Pembroke loth Smartly designed and sturdily constructed of rigid cart iron heavily coated with lustrous, eaiy-to-clean enamel. Feature* low aides, wide front rim. Flat bottom for safe, convenient tab and ·hower bathing. Comrade Lavatory A handy shelf hack lavatory with deep, «nu ft re bowl and cait-in soap dwbw. Made of genuine vitreotu china, it will kftep its lustrouft good look*. Fitting! are non-tarnishing Chromud. 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