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Atchison Daily Globe (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Atchison, KansasA Bow Globe candid camera business Mirror by John Cunniff a business analyst new York a Well be fore the Energy shortage reached a critical level Mil Lions of americans were re discovering the physical and is thetic pleasures of walking. Government figures suggest there Are More than 50 million recreational walkers who qualify for the category by walking for pleasure at least one half hour a Day. Of these there Are probably sue million who carry All their immediate physical needs on their Back and who sleep out overnight. Putting their Cash behind their convictions these Back packers now spend something like million on equipment and clothing judging from statistics gathered by securities analysts and Back Packer Magazine. The Magazine is further indication of the commitment to walking. Begun a Little More than a year ago by a Back Packer William Kemsley the quarterly worked itself into the Black before its first anniversary and now has sub scribers. Indicating that financiers feel the backpacking phenomenon is Here to stay some of the big Gest names in american Industry have been buying up Many of the Small Independent and highly successful equip ment producers. General Mills now owns the Eddie Bauer expedition out fitter of Seattle one of the Best known names in the business with sales of million a year. The Olin corp. Owns three subsidiaries which make equip ment comfy a manufacturer of sleeping bags Trail Blazer a tent maker and Seattle quilt which produces sleeping bags and apparel. Still some of the independents Are thriving. . Bean the famous old Maine Hunting camping supplier claims sales Rise 25 per cent a year. Kemsley feels that the Rise in numbers of backpackers Wii be Only moderate Over the next five years perhaps about 20 per cent. But sales might soar. He believes makers of dress clothes Are beginning to pick up some ideas from the hikers and he forecasts that the Back Packer look in shirts and jackets will become obvious very soon As it already is on some campuses. Why the interest Kemsley cites several Rea sons the first of which is that people have More time and Money. Old time backpackers outfitted themselves at military surplus stores. Teen agers to Day might spend More than the inspiration for Back packers seems to be the same As that which is driving people Back to substance instead of appearance to the natural and simple life. And the controversy Over ecology has of course heightened interest. And not to be overlooked is the sheer Comfort of Backpack ing today. You can stay warm and dry. Your gear is Light weight. And your food is Light weight too and in the opinion of some backpackers really is excellent. Livestock expert expresses optimism about stability in Market april Flowers instead of showers decorate Atchison. These Blooming Trees in contrasting White and Plum line the parking area which was the former site of or. Spencer fast s medical building at eighth and Santa be streets. An array of color Redbud Trees and the Beautiful Bank of creeping Phlox in the Yard of or. And mrs. William Gill 1014 North fourth Street paints this Spring picture to viewers driving West in the 300 Block Alley just North of division Street. To Sincora talking trash can cleaning up by faculty members recognized five Benedictine College faculty members have been selected outstanding educators of America for 1974. Chosen on the basis of professional and civic achievement Are sister Joachim Holthaus ph.d., chairman of the music department sister Noreen Hurter m.s.l.s., librarian Robert c. Henry m.a., Dean and associate professor of political science sukh Dev Bassi ph.d., assistant professor of biology and father Conrad pillar ph.d., chairman of the chemistry department. Outstanding educators of America is an annual awards program honouring distinguished men and women for their exceptional service achievements and leadership in the Field of education. Each year those chosen outstanding educators Are featured in the National awards volume outstanding educators of America. Nominations for the program a re made by officials of colleges and universities. Selection guidelines include an educator s talents in the classroom contributions to research administrative abilities civic service and professional recognition. Jim Clements insurance of All kinds. 367-5222. By Howard Ulman associated press writer . A he talks he sings he makes slightly risque suggestions and he swallows garbage. He s Arthur the talking trash can. His inventor thinks a kind word from Arthur encourages people to fill him with garbage rather than dump it where it does t belong. Arthur is the brainchild of Charles Hamad 24, of Dan Bury conn., a graduate student in psychology at . Post col lege and or. Jeff Corey an associate psychology professor and Hamad s thesis adviser. Arthur s voice is a tape Cas Sette activated when trash is stuffed into the 45-gallon can. Hamad said he has five Dif Ferent tapes for Arthur. Several say thank one plays music and another makes ran do noises. And then there is what Ham and Calls the a rated Hamad says it s kind of corny but says things like meet me up in your room in 10 minutes with a whip and a prune but Hamad says a simple thank you seems to work Best. Arthur is a Standard plastic trash can. There is a face painted on the lid with Blond hair Blue eyes and yellow Teeth. The Teeth surround a plastic Mouth attached by a hinge through which garbage is deposited. When the Mouth is pushed the cassette is activated. Hamad says he placed Arthur in a College dining Hall for about four hours one Day. For the first hour the Cas Sette was turned off and Only 20 persons stuffed garbage in Arthur. For the next three hours the cassette was turned on and a few Hundred people used a thur Hamad said. But Hamad says Arthur has been used Only for about 15 hours and More data is needed to confirm his theory that people arc More Likely to use trash cans if the can talks Back and to determine whether the Novelty will Wear off. Basically it s an example of behaviour modification it s merely a mild form of re Corey said. Hamad says some students have had trouble coping with Arthur the Gabby garbage col Lector. One person had keys in his hand and he thought it was a regular garbage Hamad said. He was sort of taken Aback by the response the can gave him. He dropped his keys in it and we had to take the whole thing apart to get his keys mrs. Wilma Nitz Cummings operator of the bus depot and cab office Here has returned Home after being a patient in St. Mary s Hospital Kansas City mo., five weeks. She Hopes to return to work in about two weeks. The Only thing he wears out faster than shoes is financial guardian insurance Agency inc. The Agency that cares would like to acquaint you with the advantages of its personalized insurance for Auto commercial Marine life insurance Home owners personal liability aviation Atchison represent Ive Drury Loch Staley Dobbin insurance Bonds Loans 115 n. 5th Complete insurance service 367-1502 Washington a after a year that began with Price controls on and a con Sumer beef Boycott a top Agri culture department livestock Market expert is optimistic Market stability both for grocery shoppers and cattlemen later this year. And John Larsen of the eco nomic research service also agreed with an american National cattlemen s association statement that one thing is continue to have a Large Supply of cattle. Beef should be plentiful for weeks to Larsen s picture in response to reporters questions thurs Day after the quarterly cattle on feed report is one of As much beef in supermarkets this Spring As last and a net in crease in total production of both fed cattle and cattle that will go to Slaughter on Little or no Grain. The report itself said that one per cent More beef is expected to flow out of the feedlots Dur ing the april june Quarter than a year ago when the Boycott hit. That still would be 6 per cent below Spring 1972. But he said cattlemen have an incentive to Stop holding off Over fattened grazing cattle now that Grain prices Are bet Ter than a year ago and the Price of live cattle shows Good signs of strengthening. Larsen said his predictions Are not drawn from the report which also showed placement of cattle on feed Down 12 per cent in the first Quarter of this year but marketing Down Only 8 per cent in a glutted Market. The report also contained Fig ures illustrating the excess of heavy cattle in the feedlots in the category of pounds or More the number on feed was 89 per cent higher than a year ago while All other weight Cate Gories were below 1973 Levels. Those figures were for the 23 largest beef states. For the seven largest placements were Down 22 per cent in March from the year before and mar Betings were up 3 per cent after february s 13 per cent drop an effect partly of the truckers strike. Stability s what we re hop ing Larsen said after a year of distortions and Abnor Mal patterns in the Market that Are still continuing and make it hard for the analysts to assess. The most recent weekly sum Mary by the agricultural marketing service on federally in spectre cattle Slaughter showed a volume last week that was about head above the same week in 1973 at head. But it was below the week before and be Low late March. In the first two months of this year fewer head were slaughtered than a year before. Buyers faced with curtail ment in Slaughter volume Are having to step up their efforts to find to meet their needs and Are again showing less preference for the heavier More finished steers. Prices were climbing last week by to across the country and higher in the Midwest. Jim Dame son of or. And mrs. Ray Dame 1700 parallel Street is learning the construction Trade from his father a local contractor. Above Jim is assisting his father and brother with construction of a new Home for Willie Jones in the 1300 Block of North sixth Street. Globe photo. Atchison firemen recorded their 100th run of the year around o clock Friday evening. Someone apparently tossed a lighted cigarette into a Grassy area near . Gehring inc., 522 Woodlawn Avenue just outside the City limits but the burning grass reportedly posed a threat to the Gehring buildings and equipment. Firemen extinguished the grass fire. Last year at this time the Atchison fire department had Only logged 93 runs. Patterson Bros Vlf 717 commercial 367-2851 Wick Mills Makert of Fine carpet in up these Federal Hill features Long wearing ease of cleaning lasting resiliency no piling or fuzzing double hacking no shedding and you have a carpet value unsurpassed at this Low Price Call today or Stop in for a free estimate 411 commercial 367-4846 Marc furniture company

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