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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                 Little Lines on Cans Beginning Of Computer Grocery Check-Out  By Louise Cook    hut    nothing like tho problems  NEW YORK (AP) Those! Wf * anticipated.” fnnnir ii**u    A     Some     1,700    manufacturers,  .    i    cs on cans °f|  w Jth annual grocery sales of $69  peas, soup and other grocery .hillion, are planning to imple-items are the signal for a newsmen t tho system. They’re marketing technique that store members of a trade association  called the Uniform Product Code council.  (iroccry  officials claim will save money  and time for shoppers and the  industry. Consumers aren’t sure    How    It Works  how well it will work.    . . , u  «  Here s how the system works:  Supermarkets are just start-jThe different sized lines are  puler that a specific combina lion of lines means 29 cents, for example.  If an item is not marked with the code either because the manufacturer has not imprinted it or because the product is something like meat that varies in price according to weight — the store can stamp on its own symbol with an in-store printer.  The customer takes the prod-  ing to try the system on a limit- imprinted on a can or box by  111 '    checkout    counter  cd basis. It s called the Univer- the manufacturer A spokesman    passes by an ('letironic  sal Product Code and involves! distribution Codes Inc. of scanner which “reads” the lines the use of a scanner and com- washington, D C., which devel  anrl asks  ^J e com P ut ° r  what the pilfer designed to speed things oped the system, explained that P 11(0 KS ‘  com P u ^ 1 s  icply up at the checkout counter and the lines really are called a " as ‘ ies U P  on a  screen and is cut down on human errors. "machine readable symbol lin noted on the cash register.  The Marsh store at the Sher- ear bar type.”    Tape Retained  wood shopping center in Troy, Some of the lines stand for the  sh sU|| wi „  t     .  Ohio, has been using the code name of the manufacturer and!     f  _  inf .i,,Hini» not  system since .lune 28 and the type of product, lite  rMt  I Bly the pdee, but the name of spokesman Steve Overmyer represent the price.     cach    i( rcpres e„ted hy  said Monday that initial reac- It s up to the individual super-  wha ,, s known as a  ^-character ion had been -just fantastic S market to se the price hy feed- a| ha description .  That mcans  He conceded that there were “a mg information into a com  (h( ,  dcscrj tion  „ r the product  few little bugs here and there, puler, It might tell the c<—  Food Bank NeedsHelp  The Linn County Food Bank has issued an appeal for contributions of food and money from in dividuals and organizations within the county.  Mrs. Richard Holden, director of the food bank, said items such as macaroni and cheese dinners, tuna fish, peanut butter, soup, crackers, and canned fruits and vegetables are urgently needed.  Donations of food and money are tax deductible. Checks made out to Linn County Food Bank should be sent to Churches United, 1026 Third avenue SE.  Food may be taken to any church, which will then send it to the food bank housed in the First Presbyterian church.  Armed Forces  Army Reserve Announces New Option Program  Michael Hoback, son of Mr. 1  and Mrs. laster Hoback, Columbus Junction, was promoted to army sergeant while serving in Vicenza, Italy.  * * *  Ll. Col Clayton T. Bulmcr, 2625 Bever avenue SFL and Sfc Clark Green, Oelwein, have been awarded rings commemorating their 25 years cumulative service in the Iowa national guard.  * * *  A special enrollment program for armed forces enlistees has been established at the University of Dubuque. The pro-  Coaching Clinic Slated Aug. 14  Income Tax Cuts Take Shape in Tentative Bill  WASHINGTON (UPI) — Most I change, but it seems likely that middle and low Income Airier-'the bill wit! lower the tax on ,, ,    ,    „    .    ,    ,    .  icans would get an income tax individuals    at    least a    small de-     wou ^ n  t work. They point out The morning session will meet  cut next year under tentative Igree    that in cities where unit pricing! requirement 2A, study of the  decisions made Tuesday bv (he The over-all    bill so    far would     is in cffeet -  squiring stores to'human body,  house ways and means'commit-  gam about     $500 million for the    P° st ,hc price of an item  ,P<T  The  afternoon session, which  a _ _     1  ®    i I mH a1 Law rf nn/1 a w/I i i a i ♦  can’t be more than 12 letters.  Consumer opposition stems from industry plans to ultimately eliminate price tags on individual items entirely. The price ^ one-day clinic for Iowa would be posted on the shelf: teachers who want to fulfill re-above or below an item, but! c l li ^ rem€n ^ s  * or a  roaching en-would’nt be saamped on the d° rs crnont will be held Aug. 14 product Itself    fiom 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at  Shoppers say such a system Kennedy high school.  tee.  treasury, largely because the IE™ 1  "J ofter standard unit  Few Errors  The    committee    is    nnerly fin-    committee decided to include in     Slpns    0     mixed  ished    with    the    first    draft of    a    it a previously-approved mea  wide-ranging tax bill. All dec!- sure to increase oil company r 0011 #" sions so far art* subject to taxes.  The SI 6-billion income tax cut Overmyer, the spokesman for is brought about by first abd-j the Marsh outlet, one of a 68-ishing or limiting several popu-lstore chain in Ohio and Indiana, lar deductions, then more than    said    his    store    was    still    putting  making up this loss to the tax-1 prices    on    each    item,    although it  payer by creating a new type of hopes to eliminate the practice C^X^J. p i general deduction and increas- some time in the future. OaTGTy l\U 165 ing the standard deduction. Overmyer said the main com-  Some taxpayers actually will plaint of shoppers was that they  starts at 2:30, will meet require ment 3A, athletic training and ' up. are out of date or aren't big conditioning.  Cost of the clinic is $10. Fee for the morning session only is  gram enables men and women .formerly decreed the domain of  to be admitted to the University men. The limited test option of Dubuque at the time of their offers training in shuch skills as enlistment into the service The optical lab specialist, offset  program allows students to get    petroleum    storage  credit for courses obtained in .    ,    ,    ,  the service, provides the stu- specialist, medical equipment dents with counseling and ^airman and office machine allows the studcnl lo use e,j! rc P alrrnan  benefits when he returns to    *    *    *  school.    The following have enlisted in  ♦    *    *    the armed forces:  The 88th army reserve com- Richard Hermanson, 160 mand is offering women 18 Cherry Hill road NW; Charles through 34 a chance to enlist for Dewayne, Mechanicsville; Mi-two instead of three years if chad Kelly, 2470 C street SW; they volunteer for service in Franklin Welbes, 5675 Vermont any one of more than 36 skills street SW; David Cornwell, Vin-  The Cedar Rapids 5 Gazette: Wed., July 31, 1971  ton, and Louis Stems, Williamsburg, joined the army.  Twyla Eggers, Anamosa; Nancy Arthur, 1215 First avenue SE; Katherine Sinclair, 1215 First avenue SE; Craig Reid, 367 Hilltop road, Marion, Norman Atchison, jr., Bdle Plaine; George Daud, 1907 Northbrook drive NE; David Gibbs, 2060 Glass road NE; Steven Arnold, Mt. Vernon; Tim and Danny Murphy, both of route two, Marion, and William Ozburn, 1440 Twenty-sixth street, Marion, .enlisted in the navy.  Terri Seaton, 3857 Trailridge road SE, enlisted in the air force.  LIAW Blasts Delay in Job Rules  $7. The afternoon session fee is $3.  Pre-registration is not required.  a „ M ° re  pav more tax under this formu- were afraid the individual price American  4 ___.    •«.____...  WASHINGTON (AP) than five million nuKuvaui. , .    ,    ...    ,  workers remain exposed to , n jla. but Jn<^ w.n pay less, es-  dustrial poisons because of foot- "  3 e  dragging bv the Nixon adminis-  tu ,  s  .  a 4  (ration, the United Auto J he  committeestaff estimated Workers charged Wednesday. !_. Ipwest-moome earner.  ,,    j    .    '    r, . with less than $3,000 per year of  AW Vice-president I al  ad j ustpd  gross income, would (■(cathouse called for a congees-„ et a  15.5 percent cut. Those sional investigation of delays by j^u, 53 000  l0  $5 000 income the administration in setting job  wouW get an ave rage 10.4 per-safety and health standards to protect workers.  tags would be eliminated.  He said that thus far there have been only a few errors — all human — in feeding price information to the computer and they were quickly corrected. The store has not yet studied the savings in labor or time.  A spokesman for Distribution Codes said the svstem also is  General Appointed  TEL AVIV (AP) -Maj. Gen. Yekutiel Adam has been appointed chief of Israel’s southern command, a military spokesman announced Tuesday.  Greathouse said recommendations from government researchers for health regulations have been pending for up to two years.  “When substances are continually introduced into plants and not tested in advance, or  cent cut.  For taxpayers  in  Path-  operational at a supermarket in the    vast    I Montreal and reported that Su-  middle ground    of    adjusted    gross    ^market General Corp. plans  income,    from    $5,00(1    to $20,000,     t0  implement the program in its  the cut would range from 2.1 percent to 6.3 percent, with the greater knits coming at the lower levels.  From $20,000 to $50,000, there would be almost no cut, and  South Plainfield, N J. mark store next month.  Read the Want Ads  '(the (techie iLttjmU OhncHe  E stabliihed In I BSV bv The Gazette Co and published dally and Sunday at 500 Third ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 5240b Second class postage paid at Cedar Ropids, Iowa.  Subscription rates bv carrier 95 cents a, week. By moil: Night Edition and Sunday 6 issues $3.75 a month, $39.00 a year: Afternoon Editions and Sunday 7 Issues S3 85 c month, $40.00 a year. Other states and U.S. territories $60.00 a year. No Mail Subscriptions accepted in areas having Gazette carrier service.  The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of ail the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches  when substances are used and  a b° ve  $5G.M0 there would be a no standards exist for them, in increase, essence this government approves practices wherein employers use workers as human guinea pigs.” he said in testimony prepared for the senate subcommittee on labor.  Congress in 1971 enacted a People who apply for supplely which directed the National mental security income pay-Institute for Occupational Safe- mcnts are also required to ty and Health (NIOSH) to issue apply for social security pay-“critcria documents” for dif-jments and other benefits, ac-  Social Security Necessary for Aid Supplement  fercnt, poisons, recommending specific ceilings which they feel will eliminate health hazards. The labor department then must translate the recommendations into legally enforceable dards.  cording to James N. Wood, social security district manager in Cedar Rapids.  The supplemental security in-1 come program makes monthly! stan-; payments to people with little or 1  no income and limited resources!  Greathouse said the had projected 20 to  institute who are 65 and over, blind or 30 stan- disabled.  dards for fiscal 1974. but due to serious lack of funds that number was not expected to reach 20.”  “The amount people get is reduced if they receive social j security benefits, pension pay-j ments and similar income of!  The labor department says it more than $20 a month,” Wood is working on standards, though;said. “So people applying for! it is not satisfied with the speed supplemental security income j at which they are being im pie-'payments must also apply for; mooted. “We expect that a other benefits due them.” number of these standards will People can get information! he promulgated by the end of about applying for supplemental! the year,” a spokesman for tho security income at the local) department said Tuesday night. I social security office.  I- y\  SmlScAeO'  "ALL EXCLUSIVE DIAMOND GLOSS COLORS — ALIVE’ WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC SILICONES”  says *  FAMILY SHOE STORE 101-103 Third Ave. SE  MEN'S & BOYS' DRESS SHOES  Boots and Slip-ons  Brown, Black, Two-Tones, White See Our Wide range in boot jtyles  • Waffle Stompers • Wellington • Chukka* Ranch «- Cowboy  WE CARRY WIDE WI0THS  New Boutique Styles Just Received with High Heels!  As small as infants size 5 thru men's I 4  FINAL CLEARANCE  SUMMER SANDALS AND SHOES  • STILL A LARGE SELECTION  • WE CARRY WIDE WIDTHS  Sizes To Large I 3  Boys’ and Girls’ . TENNIS SHOES  White, Black, Gold, Navy • High or Low   s 3.98 and  s 4.98  WE ALSO HAVE DECK SHOES  Also Available  SHORT TOPS at the Same Prices.  Men’s Harness Boots  THE ALL AROUND BOOT  • Wax Hide  • Ranch Out*  • Brown. Rlark ar Natural  • Huccrd and Durable leather  • Narrow ar Bread Tors  • We Carry W tor W idths  Boys 1  Harness Boots—$10.98 up  BODY & FENDER REPAIR with every Earl Scheib paint job:  BankAmericaad  DB  Open Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Other Weekdays,  8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  • Park & Shop  OVER as years    °v«R    r    rmllio*  nsasr CCvw OOftGur «« ^ ,nti °  IHI WORLD $ LAROISI AUTO MINTER * OVER IOO LOCATIONS. COAST TO COAST  OVER 7 MILLION CARS MINTED  STILL AMERICA'S BIGGEST BARGAIN  CEDAR RAPIDS    DAVENPORT    DES MOINES  ft OOO 2ND AVE. Si. 8 10 WEST RIVER DR. ll IO LOCUST ST. 366-7344    324-0631    288-6326  HHHI  what is a  KILLIAN IM I M S?  A WUKlY SERIES Of- SENSA-  tional values planned IM  COOPERATION WITH ONLY THI • IST OF MANUFACTURERS. EACH IONUS ITEM MEETS OUR RIGID STANDARDS OF QUALITY ANO WILL IE SOLD AT LOW •ONUS PRICES ONLY WHILE SPECIAL QUANTITIES LAST.  you'll score high if you give him these . . .  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