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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 18, 1962, Darmstadt, Hesse1962 the stars and stripes fog 5 irs blamed for business slump Tow ttys Patien a taxed Wash Ngook a the internal Revenue service irs sold the 30 or so a genes it sent to Little Fordyce Ark about two weeks ago went there As an Experiment in helping taxpayers not to frighten service spokesman offered the explanation when asked about Fordyce chamber o Commerce claim that business in the area has dropped off 50 per cent since the agents moved in for a 10-Day stay. It has excited people beyond Imiri Imison said one number official. 2,500 push Way to see japanese store in la. Champion 9 Wieers old Flat picture with i Pronto Champion. They have another my of cd it. Mar Hua while bar Futi Shanil a free we a director photo los Angeles a sen. Thomas Kuhet was trying to make a speech i am proud to Salute the japanese people and the Tsutsumi family on the occasion of the opening of this unique department store. ,. Yells came from the crowd of 2300 waiting on the sidewalk. Open the doors we want in. Suddenly the crowd. Burst through the restraining ropes and the Rush Way on. Five minute later the five floor Seibu store dedicated to bringing the finest japanese merchandise to the american Public was jammed with a pushing clamouring crowd. Inside they found no bargain prices but Beautiful Silks ranging red Needle m sky May Bounce Light off Moon n api american planning soon Toul red Light at he it will d from the University Tele scope i will Widen at a rate of i five inches i mile. J thus the beam would be about 3 mites wide when it hits the i Moon 240.000 Miles Newny. Frinken said though that Only Small amount of Light would be mirrored Back by the Moon. And what Light does Bounce Back he said would not be visible to the naked Eye. Scientists envision using such optical Waves in much the same Way radio Waves Are now used. Many i they foresee laser produced Light Waves increasing the Range and frequency channels of space communication making possible knife less surgery allowing trans Mission of 100 million simultaneous Telephone Calls and conceivably even providing a death jewels natural and syn thetic Are the keys to most of the laser developed so far. Light from such sources a xenon Gaa Flash lumps is directed onto the Ruby. Then through the inter play of atomic forces red Light shoots from the Ruby in a Power Ful beam. Physicist Franken said the Moon tests Are designed is a prelude to bouncing laser beams off orbiting satellites to study such question Sas this do Light Waves and radio Waves travel at the same speeding u vacuum such As outer space eventually he said. It is hoped to place a Corner reflector Mir ror on the Moon and Bounce laser beams off it to detect changes of is Little As one or two feet in the distance Between Earth and Moon. This misfit help a said in advancing Man s knowledge of the Foric of Gravity and How it oper ates. Up to $1595 a Yard strands of pearls up to 7,000. Carved chests and screens up to $600. Lacquer boxes up to 93�oo, beaded dresses up to $225and Diamond and Emerald brooch priced at it Mil lion. Customers were impressed but some were disappointed. Said elderly George Williams where s the building materials department the store does not Nave one few of the first Rush of custom ers bought anything the pushing crowd would t let them Stop atthe counters Long enough. Store officials however were bowing and smiling with apparent happiness. Japanese industrialist Yasujiro Tsutsumi says the profits from the 96 million establishment will be used to buy american merchandise for his nine department stores i Japan. He it its a Bridge be tween Japan and the office project May add color Washington a the government May Start painting its offices in a wider variety of colors nothing Gaudy but perhaps some pastel shades. This was reported by a general services administration Gas spokesman who said the Agency now is studying a wider Range Ocolor choices for office decor. The spokesman speaking in an office with Light Green Walls an dark Green Woodwork said the study was launched after Gas administrator Bernard l. Boutin toured government offices through out the , he said found that Al most All the offices Are painted Green. The Gas chief has had his own office repainted. It s off White. A Fordyce merchant quoted on customer As saying i need to buy a to. But i m going to wait until see what these Revenue boys do to me the irs spokesman snid it was an experimental thing an Effort to see if the operation could be made More useful and he said the coming of the agents had been thoroughly publicized inthe Fordyce area advising citizens the irs team would be on hand total with persons whose i960 re turns were being audited or who needed help with 1961 returns. If the agents had not set up office in Fordyce the spokesman said it would have been necessary for those whose returns were being checked to travel 40 mile to the nearest Revenue service office. Fordyce with a population of3390, is the principal City and seat of Dallas county in South Arkan Sas. The county has a population of 1o522. 75t dial Orff Fordyce chamber polled business houses after getting numerous complaints about Devin ing business. It said some companies had registered a falloff ofas much As 75 per cent. The chamber sent telegrams on the matter to the Arkansas con Gressional delegation. And state rep. Edward l. Works wrote the congressmen that 20 men took off from work at one Plant on a single morning to report to irs head quarters and answer questions. It is the consensus that Shock tactics of the most extraordinary nature were used in the project works wrote. Inconsistencies charged lie said people weren t upset about being checked but they complained that the agents were using inconsistent method allowing deductions to one taxpayer but denying the same ones to others. The irs spokesman Here said the20 men were summoned on the same Day from the firm a lumber Plant so that Plant schedules would not be disrupted for an length of time. The spokesman std results of the Experiment will not be appraised until reports Are filed wit the irs commissioner in Darbis tex., and then to the director Here. In Little Rock. Fred w. Johnson District irs director sold All forms of taxes were checked and that most errors turned up Are the result o honest misunderstanding or oversight. Cute Corm Cikk Bronx zookeeper Richard her clock Hofta chummy company for commuting Charley the baby Llama. Herd Sefc invt been biking Charley Homo at night and Back to the old my each morning because the Llama s mama won t care for Phot

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