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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 Ixiuise Cook NEW YOKK i.AP) Those W1' but nothing like the problems we funny little on cans peas, soup and other are planning to imple- all- lin: j'oi a liev, 111 V n i marketing technique that store members of a trade association officials claim will save liu' t'niform and time for shoppers and Product Code council industry. Consumers aren't sure How It Works how well it will work. Here s h.nv the system uorks: puter that a specific combina lion of lines means 2it cents, for If an item is not marked with ing to try the system on a limit-. basis. It's called the Univer- sal Product Code and involves the use of a scanner and com-, puior .IfMgncd to .speed up at the checkout counter and cut down on human errors. The .Marsh store at the Slier- wood shopping center in Ohio, has been using the code, system smce June 28 and: spokesman bteve Overmyer' said Monday that m.tial reac- non had been "just fantastic.' He conceded that there were "a; few little hugs here and there.. imprinted on a can or box by the manufacturer. A spokesman for Distribution Codes Inc. of Washington, B.C., which devel- oped the system, explained that the lines really are called a "machine readable- symbol lin- ear bar type." Some of the lines stand for the name of the manufacturer and the type of product. The rest represent the price. it's up to the individual super- market to set the price by feed- ing information into a com- puter. It might tell the eom- not imprinted it or- 'he product is something like meat that varie.- in price according to weight the store can stamp on its own symbol with an in-store printer. prrxJ. net to Ihe checkout counter; where it passes by an electronic-; scanner which the lines and asks the computer what the! price is. The computer's reply flashes up on a screen and is noted on Ihe cash register. Tape lletaincd Shoppers still will get a super-j tape including not! only the price, but the name ofj each item, represented byi i what's known as a 12-character alpha description. That means! the description of the product i can't be more than 12 letters. Consumer opposition stems from industry plans lo ultimate- Food Bank Needs Help The Counts' Food Bank has issued an ap jX'ill fill' COIllliijUtilllLS of food and from in dividuals and uuiun iiie Miv Ki'-hard llold'Mi. director of the food bank, said items sucii as maca- roni and cheese dinners, tuna peanut butter soup, crackers, and canned fruits and vegetables are urgently needed. Donations of food and money are tax deductible, ('hecks made out to l.inn County 1'Vxxl Hank should be sent to Churches cd. 102U Third avenue Slv Food may be taken ID any church, which will then send il to the food bank housed in the First Presbyterian church. Armed Forces The Cedar Rapids 5 I.Gazettf: Wed., July 31, 1971 Army Reserve Announces New Option Program Il0n, and Louis Michael Hoback, son of Mr. and Mrs. U-ster Hoback. Co- lumbus Junction, was promoted (n army sergeant while serving I.t. Col T. liulmer, Clarii Green. Oel'.vcin. have iK-ffi .v.'.arced cojmnenio- raung tiieir 'Jri years cumulative service i- '.tie lo-.va national A special t-iirullini'niL pro- gram lor armed enlistees has Ix-eii <-..'abhvh''d a! tiie I o: DimufHu- pio- gram enables men and women to be admitted to the University of Dubuquc a! the time of their enlistment into the service. The credit for courses obtained in the service, provides ihe stu- 'I'he 88th army reserve com- mand is offering wumtn 18 a cnar.ce '.o x: two instead of three if they volunteer ior service ;ii anv one of more than formerly decreed the domain of men. The limited test option; offers training in shuch skills as' optical ;ab specialist, offset pressman, pe'roleum storage specialist, medical equipment repairman and office machine The follow ing enlisted in the armed It i c ii a r d llcrjiianson, KM Cherry Hill road Charles Mr; .Mi- chael Kelly, street l-'ranklin 5C7J street SVY; David Conv.vell, Vin- burg, joined Ihe army. Twyla Eggers, Anamosa; Nancy Arthur, 1215 First avenue SE; Katherine Sinclair, 1215 First avenue SC, Craig Reid, 367 Hilltop road, Marion, Nor- man Atchison, jr., Belle Plaine; drive" David Cibbs, 2060 Glass road NE; .Steven Arnold, Mt. Vernon; Tim and Danny Murphy, both of route two, Marion, and William Ozburn, 1-140 Twenty-sixth street, Marion, enlisted in the navy. Tcrri Season, 3857 Trailridge road SE. enlisted in the air force. Clinic Slated Aug. 14 iine-dav clinic for Iowa I TT I T I Income ax ake T in I III I Will dl I T W WASin.NfiTO.N- .UP1, Most change, but it seems likely that middle and low income Amer-.the bill will lower the lax on leans would gel an income tax1 individuals at least a small de cut next year under tentative I gree decisions made Tuesday by (he The over-all bill so far would house ways and means commit- gain about mMon for llc of an 1 em per Ihe afternoon session, which: fre )argclv tllc pound or other standard unit starts at will meet require- would be posted on the shelfitL'iichcrs wh" lo fulfllt above or below an item, lor a coaching en-; wouldnt be saamped on will be-held Aug. 14 product itself. flr'om P-11 Shoppers say such a system: Kennedy high school, 'wouldn't work. They point out! The morning session will i ;that in cities where unit 2A, study of is in effect requiring stores to'human body. The committee is noerlv fin- icommit'lee decided to include in! the shcli ishedmth the. first draft" of ait a previously-approved ar" wide-ranging lax hill. All deci-isure to increase oil companv' sions so far are subject to1 taxes. often get mixed ment athletic trainin te or arcn t i Cos' of thc dlnlc ls I-cw Errors for the morning session only is Overmyer, the spokesman The SPSsion fee ls v'enollSh- UAW Blasts Delay in Job Safety Rules WASHINGTON (AP) than five is brought about by first abol- the Marsh outlet, one of a ishing or limiting several popu- store chain in Ohio and Pre-regislration is not lar deductions, then more than [said his store was still _____ making up this loss to the lax- prices on each item, although it! payer by creating a new type of hopes to eliminate the practice! General Appointed general deduction and increas- 'some time in the future. TEL AVIV (AP) Maj. Gen. ing the standard deduction. Overmyer said the main com- Yekutiel Adam has been ap- Some actually will Iplaint of shoppers was that they der f lwere afraid the individual price million American, but most wil, av ess, tags would be eliminated. workers remain exposed to m-j pointed chief of Israel's south- ern command, a military spokesman announced Tuesday. r peciallv at the lower income: He said that thus far there, dustnal poisons because ol .ds :have been only a (ew errors _ R j fh Wanf dragging bv (he Nixon admmiS-1 (jiallVinman in rperlinnririep in The committee staff estimated! au Human in teeaing price m- ithat the lowest-income eai'ner. to the computer and With less than per year of i quickly corrected. gging t r a t i o n the "United Auto Workers charged Wednesday. sional investigation of delays by The store has not yet studied UAW Vice-president would Greathouse called for a congres-get a percent cut. Those the savings in labor or lime. with S3.000 lo income i A spokesman for Distribution j the administration in setting job wouid get an average 10.4 per- 'Codes said the system also is safety and health standards cut operational at a supermarket in protect workers. j Fm. laxpayers in the vast Montreal and reported that Su- Greathouse said recommen- I middle ground of adjusted gross General Corp. plans riations from government re- 'income, from to implement the program in itsj searchers for health rcgula- I the cut would range from 2.1jSouth PlJunficld, N.J., Path-j tions have been pending for percent to 6.3 percent, with theimark slore "cxl month. _ greater tuts coming at the low- er levels' From to there bv Co. and published dally and Sunday al 500 Third ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Raolds, Iowa. week. Bv moil: Nioht Edition ond Sunday 6" issues 13.75 a month, S39.00 a year: Af- S3.B5 c month, S40.00 a year. Other states and U.S. territories JfiO.OO o year. No Mail Subscriplions accepted In areas navino Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press is enlilled exclusively to the use for renuhlica all the local news printed in this paper as well OS all AP news dispatches. up tn two years. "When substances are con- tinuallv introduced into plants! and not tested in advance, or would be when substances are used and no standards exist for them, in essence this government ap- proves practices wherein em- ployers use workers as human guinea he said in testimo- ny prepared for the senate sub- committee on labor. Congress in 1971 enacted aj law which directed the National Institute for Occupational Safe- ty and Health (NIOSH) to issue "criteria documents" for dif- ferent poisons, recommending specific ceilings which they feel will eliminate health hazards. The labor department then must translate the recommendations gaily enforceable stan- no cut, and above there would be a slight increase. Social Security Necessary for Aid Supplement People who apply for supple- mental security menls are also income pay- required to apply for social security pay- ments and other benefits, ac- cording to James N. Wood, so- cial security district manager in Ced-ar Rapids. The supplemental security in- come program makes monthly payments to people with little Or 1 no income and limited resources the arc fi5 and over, blind or into 1 dards. Greathousc said "had projected 20 to 30 stan-jdisabled. dards for fiscal 1974. but due toj "The amount people get is serious lack of funds that reduced if they receive social number was not expected benefits, pension pay- reach 20." Iments and similar income of The labor department says ill more than a month." Wood is working on standards, though it is not satisfied with the speed said. "So people applying for supplemental security income at which they are being imple- payments must also apply for mcntcd. "We expect that a j other benefits due. them." number of these standards will: People can get information be promulgated by the end applying for supplemental Ihe a spokesman for security income at the local department said Tuesday nighl. ;social security olficc. 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 styles Waffle Stompers Wellington Ranch Cowboy WE CARRY WIDE WIDTHS New Boutique Styles Just Received with High Heels! 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