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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! 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