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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Athens, Alabama
Page 2a sunday May 29,1977 Athens news courier Finto Lay potato n chips bordens ice Cream Sandwich Creme cookies business amp Industrial review satellite technology is planned by Ria new grand opening an established store with a Brand new name opened this week in the Athens shopping Center with grand opening ceremonies and a big Sale thursday. Plain value department store formerly top value in Athens opened its doors to feature a new look immediately following the taking of the photo above showing from left buddy Hall supervisor Jeannie Bobo clerk and Barbara Downs manager. News courier photo /977-78 chamber officers shown above Are the new top officers of the Athens Limestone county Chaer of Commerce for 1977-78 following a recent business meeting of the chamber a Board of directors. From left Are Charles Byram first vice president and manager of Brett a menus clothiers Wilfred Dollins president and owner of Tennessee Valley wholesalers inc. In Athens and or. James Chasteen second vice president and president of Calhoun Community College. News courier photo new York up Ria american communications inc., at a demonstration monday at United press International Headquarters in new York City unveiled its new satellite technology for distributing news service radio television and specially programming to Earth stations equipped with Small dish antennas. The Ria americos system eliminates the need for terrestrial communications lines such As leased Telephone and data lines currently used for audio picture and news service distribution. According to Philip Schneider executive vice president of operations and engineering at Ria americos the new technology a permits us to use satellites the Way they were meant to be a using the Ria Sta com As a single repeater amplifier in the sky virtually eliminates noise build up and delivers uniformly High Quality program signals throughout the country a Schnider said. The Way the system works is the following a signal such As an audio report picture or new Story is transmitted to the Ria Ameri marxists oppose Mexico Oil sales some mexicans apparent would rather see their country go broke than sell Oil to the United states. Talk of the possibility that Mexico May increase its Petroleum shipments to the United states already has aroused protests in the neighbouring Republic. A Tel Petrole is Nuestro a the Oil is ours has been the rallying cry of the nationalists for nearly 40 years since March 18, 1938. That was when then president Lazaro Cardenas expropriated most of the private Oil companies from their u.s., British dutch and other owners. Expropriation was a bold gesture on the part of Cardenas. Until that time foreign owned properties in Mexico and the rest of the world for that matter generally had been respected by Host governments. But historians say the private Oil companies brought Cardenas Wrath Down on themselves by seeking to defy his authority. He nationalized the most flagrant violators who were eventually compensated for their losses. Petrol eos Mexicanos the government monopoly that was established to operate the Oil Industry has been an emotional As Well As an economic problem for most of the last four decades. In recent years though the see Mexico Page 3a dab apprenticeship program two employees of dab industries were the first to Complete the company a extensive apprenticeship program. Garry Dale Allison and Claud Edward Walker both of Athens completed the 8000 hour on the Job and classroom program this month and Are now certified tool and die makers for dab industries. The company which operates plants in Michigan Ohio Tennessee and Alabama began the apprenticeship program four years ago when the Athens Plant went into operation. Allison and Walker were selected through extensive testing of those who wished to enter the program at that time. Four other employees Are in various stages of the program including one woman machinist. Company representatives praised the Alabama Industrial department for assistance it provided the company with classroom and on the Job training including use of the departments portable machine shop. Pictured above at the presentation ceremonies Are Louis Beddingfield manager of engineering Garry Allison tool and die maker Claud Walker tool and die maker Leon Simmons Personne manager and de Dameron tool room supervisor. New Jayce etes officers these ladies shown above were installed Friday night during ceremonies at the Athens country club As this years new officers of the Athens Jayce etes. The new officers include Emily Clem president Mary Dunnavant vice president Caroline mruphy treasurer Ray Burlingame corresponding Secretary Bethany Schrimsher recording Secretary Karen Middleton parliamentarian Joann Byrum director Randi Harbin director and Doris Black plucked Pullet or outgoing member. Not shown is Doris Durham state representative. In addition this years spar Kette award went to Randi Harbin Doris Black received the pooped Pullet award Emily Clem the Spok Ette award and Karen Middleton received the outstanding Spok Ette award. News courier photo my com satellite located 22,300 Miles in stationary orbit Over the Equator. The satellite receives the Earth signal amplifies it and retransmits it Back to Earth receiving stations. This satellite transmission system has the advantage of not having to use interconnecting devices such As switches coaxial cables or microwave relay units All of which add noise to a signal. Rather the satellite system delivers a clean virtually noise free signal directly to the user. The satellite is situated in its orbit so As to serve All 50 states including the Distant states of Hawaii and Alaska. The satellite beams Down a uniform signal much like a floodlight delivering sound or teletype copy to Small receive Only stations across the country. Small antennas such As the six foot dish used in the Ria up demonstration can be installed on the ground or on rooftops in cities or Remote areas. According to James Darr up vice president in charge of communications the satellite system provides just the right kind of delivery system up needs to transmit its news photos audio reports and Stock a a Market information to upits 6,900 subscribers. A the system is nearly perfect for our needs it provides one up path and As Many Down paths As we need a Darr said. According to William Ketter vice president in charge of up broadcast services up has been using the satellite tans Mission system for a year to Send upits audio reports from new York to los Angeles. A a we re pleased with the performance of the system. It provides a higher Quality sound than land line transmission As Well As holding Down Cost a Ketter said. Besides offering a better Quality signal satellites Are a More reliable and economical alternative to land based facilities for Long haul and Multi Point Voce data facsimile and television communications Roa said. Several radio As Well As wire service programs can be transmitted simultaneously using a can a satellite system. A single Channel or As Many As eight different channels May be carried by one satellite transponder. Transmission can be originated by live performances tape recordings teletype or cathode Ray tube display terminals. Programs can originate at a major Ria Earth station or at any location with terrestrial links to one of Ria Ameri comes operations centers. In the demonstration at up Headquarters a six foot Diame Ter parabolic disk made by Odelin of Hightstown n. J., was used. The six foot dish has not yet been approved by the Federal communications commission. The acc however has approved the use of 15-foot-diameter dishes and according to Ria application will be made soon for acc approval of the six foot dish. The Cost of the Earth receiving station with the six foot dish is presently $6,000 to $8,000, but a can a Schneider anticipates this Cost to drop marked when the receiving stations Are mass produced. The acc also requires each j receiving Only Earth station to be licensed by the communications commission. Drugstores Sohm mourn is. Ohm copyright Utt super drugs open memorial Day 9-7 pm a common names Quot. Can Cost less ask your doctor about prescribing drugs by their generic or common names. These chemically identical drugs generally Cost much less than their Brand name counterparts. And on Brand name or generic drugs we will competitors prices. Paper napkins limit i charcoal briquet to la. Bag limit 2 Gulf Lite fluid at. Ost table top portable Grill sea amp ski suntan lotion new manager Arnold Royer 45, assumed duties this week As the new manager of super x drugs in Athens. A native of Decatur Royer and his wife the former Annie minor of Decatur come to Athens from Florence where Royer has served As assistant manager for super x for the past to months. In All Royer has been with the discount drug Hain for four and one half years and says a a it a a measure to be in Athens to serve he people of Limestone sea a ski suntan lotion new Jaycee officers incoming officers and Board members of the Athens Jaycees were installed Friday night and include Lakin Collins president Claire Middleton internal vice president Kent Murphy external vice president Don Owens Secretary Don Wales treasurer Grover Sanders Board member John Cline Board member Bill Jackson Board member Danny Johnson Board member and Dwight Davis Board member. Special awards were also presented to Middleton who received the Jaycees spark plug and outstanding spark plug award Larry Burlingame Jaycee of the year Charles Byram lifetime member and Collins the Carlos Nelson award for his work and leadership in the local civic group. News courier photo is expecting you to attend the grand opening of Clem bumper to bumper parts it service. 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