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Page 8-The Journal Opinion-January 13, 1981 Computer age relished in Bradford BI{AI)F()I{I) tln(lerneath asteroids while at the conl,'ols State Record and hehind the slalwar! Main SI Imsiness .'shd)lishments of vinlage h),,king Bradford Village. lies the taint beeps and bnzzers of what some are hailing as a youlhful part of tire coming third wave of civilization- a computer ga n eroom. The Bradford Gamer(x,n is oned by Allen's Western Auto and managed by Shelley Biodgett. daughter of Allen ('lements who is the owner of the Western Auto store which houses the gameroom in its basemenl. l)ave ('lements, filling in as nmnager while his siste|" is off on a ski trip h) ('olorado. said business has been good at the gameroon since il opened in October. "Kids have fun down here." said ('lements between Ix*eps and various meehanical noises l'ronl a nearhy "Pac- Man" machine, Legions of Aliens All but four machines in the ganleroonl are of the com- puler game variety. These machines have names like "Asleroids"-a game at which you are supposed to be imagining yourself dodging of yonr own spaceship, or "Space lnva(ters ' all odd. ralher complicaled ga,ne in which you al Ill(, co,drols are charg('(l wilh lurllhlg back legions ot oncoming aliens I)y l iring l'rom your moval)h' l)silion behind" moon rocks at Ihe I)olh.|| of the screen; tile lwobh, nJs are that the ugly liltle aliens keep advancing and they shoot back. ('h,menls said all the nli1cllmes in the gauler(xHll ('osI 25-cenIs h) play I)ut thai each game can also be played in "(Iouhh,s'" or with two players The galnertXmi is open afh, r-sehoo] hours on school days from 3:IX) to 9:(X) p.m. and on dtnr(lays from IO:(X) a.nl. h) 9:(H) pall. ('lements said so far lhe clientele has lieen mostly t'rom the nine to 19 age group and that his sish,r, Shelley Blodgelt, has I,en running tournaments wil h the kids who frequent the g|nl(q'oonl. ('l(:nients says he I)elieves Ihe con|puler ganlt "increase lhe development of eye h) hand coordination," a handy trail in lhis computer ;|ge. Ilolder In lact, one area computer game enthusiast, Carl Sheldon of Bradford, recently scort a Verll|ont slate record on one .I lhe Bradford Gameroom's IIlI('llilies. ()n one I)eeenlber aHernoon, Sheldon stepped up to the "]'ac-Man" machine, slipped his quarter into the s]ol and when his time on the machine had finally run out he had compiled a record 216,000 pomls. The het,r you are at eonlpllh,r gam( the less you swn(I because your time in lhe game ends only when you lose lo the machine. Aould-be space travelers from nol jnsl Bradford. but Ihe surrounding towns of Newhury, Fairh,e, Corinth and l'iermonl have been pumping their quarters into the machines sometimes dropped tiff by morn or dad, or sonielinles by the schtx)l bus, said ('lenlenls. Clements also said many older people are also playing the ganier(ioni niachines, but the purl)ose lhe gameroom is serving is thai "it gives kids around here a place Io go." ILYMPUS have The low that's packed features! Fully automatic Ca pertu re- preferred) 35mm SLR compact. Automatic "off-the-film" direct light measurement system reads the fight that reaches the film surface during actual exposure for accuracy. Full-information viewfinder displa,s.shutter speed, confirms fully- charged flash and correct flash exposure. During self-timec operation camera beeps and a super bright LED blinks. Part of the OM System over 300 lenses and accessories available. So little money never bought so much SLR. s24 SHOP NUGGET ARCADE MAIN STREET, of HAN OVE R ...y.=.=. . Ten days into Martial Law (continued from page 1 ) " very thorough body search Martial Law, phones are cut. in and outside Poland. Since before boarding the plane. People here-- Poles and Sunday, Dee. 13, there have People who are leaving are foreigners - rely on radios, been no western newspapers having their re-entry visas Voice of America, BBC, Radio or news magazines coming cancelled. A week and a half Free Europe; etc., to keep into Poland. Polish TV with after the introduction of them up to date on news both military commentators have  I been waging a massive propaganda campaign at it's audience. It's principal object of abuse are the "militants" who have seized certain in- i i ," I dustrial concerns --shipyards in the Baltic Seaports, miners SATES & SERVICE BAGS g SUPPtlES. in the Industrial heartland of ........... Silesia, and steelworkers in The Evangelical Free Church believes: "In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessed- ness and joy wi'[h the Lord, of the unbeliever to magment and everlasting conscious punishment." Preparation for a future life begins by an acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Savior. You can hear more about/esus Christ at: Oradtord Evangelical Free Church Worship Service I 1:00 Sunday School 9:45 ROUTE 5 i,OWEIt PI,AIN Bill Wick, M. l, iv., Pastor ....... (802)222-9021 , , Katowice. However, the past couple of days have seen the TV and radio take very strident anti-American and anti-semetic positions. Weather a Problem "On top of the fear and repression, Poles have also had to contend with the weather. Pies say there is more snow on the ground now than all the snow from the past two winters combined The authorities have rade sure that the main thoroughfares have been plowed, but most of the secondary roads are not, making it jus t about im- thle to drive m. authorities are making it as difficult as possible for the civilian population and with most Poles being denied gasoline, they are forced to take the already overcrowded and overburdened public transport system. The past two days have seen scores and scores of people out in the streets shovelling snow. Men with brief cases and women in high heels have been told by the authorities that they must shovel snow. I have seen thousands of working-age men ltUIlItIH " SALE CONTINUED THROUGH MONTH OF JANUARY COMPLk'Tl'ROOM tOUqIS.., MANY SEfLI$... All. LOW Nllaml I  kiliPmbled ill a d*oroil' world wllembhl thorn . . . wlih tabtlii, Iompl, toiellOrlil, Clllollty uolilirid thIII tn bioIJtliUt fGb/ill. Chool# o room to mole your holt IGft.,.iUXUrtOUI. ,,on right. lit' FURNI and women leaning on shovels in the past two days. Christmas Eve "It's two days before Christmas and there are extremely long lines--up to two hundred yards long--of people waiting in front of fish shops, Carp is a traditional Christmas Eve dish--unlike in the Anglo-Saxon culture, Slavic people put more im- portance on the night of Dec. 24 than Christmas Day it- self--and Poles are going to great lengths to get it. "Visiting a local market yesterday, I discovered that the price of one egg cost the equivelent of one U.S. Dollar at the official exchange rate. l,ast year the price of eggs was one eighth the cost of eggs today. Needless to say, the average Pole simply cannot afford eggs anymore. Getting Over The Shock "Finally, after a week and a half of Martial Law, Poles are getting over the shock of being occupied by their own army. The imposition of Martial Law was tm trwift and so brutal that people now realize that plans for this type of action had been in the works for months and that the heavy hand of the Kremlin has had a lot to do with it. Prisons and Hospitals had been emptied for weeks in anticipation of having new occupants. Here, in Warsaw, there is beginning to be talk of underground resistance to the Military Regime. Leaflets and posters have been seen in the streets of Warsaw urging the people, to resist the authorities. "Every Pole I have talked to has said that the best way the American and the rest of the free world can help the Polish People is to immediately suspend 11 economic--in- cluding f(od--and financial aid to Poland and the rest of the Soviet Bloc. One Polish friend even went as far as to say that Americans should boycott the Geneva talks on limiting nuclear weapons on the continent of Europe. He said a Poland free from Soviet interference would go far more towards guaranteeing the security of Europe than all of the Amei P.eriahing and Cruise Missiles combined. Diamonds,. Emeralds Rubies i g. 00,dtt, zan00 Quolity Jewelers Since 1923 ,Woodsville, N. H. WINTER OR MORE OFF ACCOUNT WOODSVILLE, N.H. ST. JOHNSBURY, v'r HOURS LAUNDRY SELF-SERVICE It'S like having your verY own Laundry Room! * Maytag washers and dryers just Iiko a home laundry room * Comfortable home-like atmcephere * Famous Maytag performance and dependability LOUNGE AREA * CLEAN RESTROOM * SINK FACILITY * ENJOY SOOTHING MusIC WHILE YOU WASH! ::-CI " I,,AUNIRONA'i' Located Next To Tuck Press On Street Between Woodsville Banks ( Page 8-The Journal Opinion-January 13, 1981 Computer age relished in Bradford BI{AI)F()I{I) tln(lerneath asteroids while at the conl,'ols State Record and hehind the slalwar! Main SI Imsiness .'shd)lishments of vinlage h),,king Bradford Village. lies the taint beeps and bnzzers of what some are hailing as a youlhful part of tire coming third wave of civilization- a computer ga n eroom. The Bradford Gamer(x,n is oned by Allen's Western Auto and managed by Shelley Biodgett. daughter of Allen ('lements who is the owner of the Western Auto store which houses the gameroom in its basemenl. l)ave ('lements, filling in as nmnager while his siste|" is off on a ski trip h) ('olorado. said business has been good at the gameroon since il opened in October. "Kids have fun down here." said ('lements between Ix*eps and various meehanical noises l'ronl a nearhy "Pac- Man" machine, Legions of Aliens All but four machines in the ganleroonl are of the com- puler game variety. These machines have names like "Asleroids"-a game at which you are supposed to be imagining yourself dodging of yonr own spaceship, or "Space lnva(ters ' all odd. ralher complicaled ga,ne in which you al Ill(, co,drols are charg('(l wilh lurllhlg back legions ot oncoming aliens I)y l iring l'rom your moval)h' l)silion behind" moon rocks at Ihe I)olh.|| of the screen; tile lwobh, nJs are that the ugly liltle aliens keep advancing and they shoot back. ('h,menls said all the nli1cllmes in the gauler(xHll ('osI 25-cenIs h) play I)ut thai each game can also be played in "(Iouhh,s'" or with two players The galnertXmi is open afh, r-sehoo] hours on school days from 3:IX) to 9:(X) p.m. and on dtnr(lays from IO:(X) a.nl. h) 9:(H) pall. ('lements said so far lhe clientele has lieen mostly t'rom the nine to 19 age group and that his sish,r, Shelley Blodgelt, has I,en running tournaments wil h the kids who frequent the g|nl(q'oonl. ('l(:nients says he I)elieves Ihe con|puler ganlt "increase lhe development of eye h) hand coordination," a handy trail in lhis computer ;|ge. Ilolder In lact, one area computer game enthusiast, Carl Sheldon of Bradford, recently scort a Verll|ont slate record on one .I lhe Bradford Gameroom's IIlI('llilies. ()n one I)eeenlber aHernoon, Sheldon stepped up to the "]'ac-Man" machine, slipped his quarter into the s]ol and when his time on the machine had finally run out he had compiled a record 216,000 pomls. The het,r you are at eonlpllh,r gam( the less you swn(I because your time in lhe game ends only when you lose lo the machine. Aould-be space travelers from nol jnsl Bradford. but Ihe surrounding towns of Newhury, Fairh,e, Corinth and l'iermonl have been pumping their quarters into the machines sometimes dropped tiff by morn or dad, or sonielinles by the schtx)l bus, said ('lenlenls. Clements also said many older people are also playing the ganier(ioni niachines, but the purl)ose lhe gameroom is serving is thai "it gives kids around here a place Io go." ILYMPUS have The low that's packed features! Fully automatic Ca pertu re- preferred) 35mm SLR compact. Automatic "off-the-film" direct light measurement system reads the fight that reaches the film surface during actual exposure for accuracy. Full-information viewfinder displa,s.shutter speed, confirms fully- charged flash and correct flash exposure. During self-timec operation camera beeps and a super bright LED blinks. Part of the OM System over 300 lenses and accessories available. So little money never bought so much SLR. s24 SHOP NUGGET ARCADE MAIN STREET, of HAN OVE R ...y.=.=. . Ten days into Martial Law (continued from page 1 ) " very thorough body search Martial Law, phones are cut. in and outside Poland. Since before boarding the plane. People here-- Poles and Sunday, Dee. 13, there have People who are leaving are foreigners - rely on radios, been no western newspapers having their re-entry visas Voice of America, BBC, Radio or news magazines coming cancelled. A week and a half Free Europe; etc., to keep into Poland. Polish TV with after the introduction of them up to date on news both military commentators have  I been waging a massive propaganda campaign at it's audience. It's principal object of abuse are the "militants" who have seized certain in- i i ," I dustrial concerns --shipyards in the Baltic Seaports, miners SATES & SERVICE BAGS g SUPPtlES. in the Industrial heartland of ........... Silesia, and steelworkers in The Evangelical Free Church believes: "In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessed- ness and joy wi'[h the Lord, of the unbeliever to magment and everlasting conscious punishment." Preparation for a future life begins by an acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Savior. You can hear more about/esus Christ at: Oradtord Evangelical Free Church Worship Service I 1:00 Sunday School 9:45 ROUTE 5 i,OWEIt PI,AIN Bill Wick, M. l, iv., Pastor ....... (802)222-9021 , , Katowice. However, the past couple of days have seen the TV and radio take very strident anti-American and anti-semetic positions. Weather a Problem "On top of the fear and repression, Poles have also had to contend with the weather. Pies say there is more snow on the ground now than all the snow from the past two winters combined The authorities have rade sure that the main thoroughfares have been plowed, but most of the secondary roads are not, making it jus t about im- thle to drive m. authorities are making it as difficult as possible for the civilian population and with most Poles being denied gasoline, they are forced to take the already overcrowded and overburdened public transport system. The past two days have seen scores and scores of people out in the streets shovelling snow. Men with brief cases and women in high heels have been told by the authorities that they must shovel snow. I have seen thousands of working-age men ltUIlItIH " SALE CONTINUED THROUGH MONTH OF JANUARY COMPLk'Tl'ROOM tOUqIS.., MANY SEfLI$... All. LOW Nllaml I  kiliPmbled ill a d*oroil' world wllembhl thorn . . . wlih tabtlii, Iompl, toiellOrlil, Clllollty uolilirid thIII tn bioIJtliUt fGb/ill. Chool# o room to mole your holt IGft.,.iUXUrtOUI. ,,on right. lit' FURNI and women leaning on shovels in the past two days. Christmas Eve "It's two days before Christmas and there are extremely long lines--up to two hundred yards long--of people waiting in front of fish shops, Carp is a traditional Christmas Eve dish--unlike in the Anglo-Saxon culture, Slavic people put more im- portance on the night of Dec. 24 than Christmas Day it- self--and Poles are going to great lengths to get it. "Visiting a local market yesterday, I discovered that the price of one egg cost the equivelent of one U.S. Dollar at the official exchange rate. l,ast year the price of eggs was one eighth the cost of eggs today. Needless to say, the average Pole simply cannot afford eggs anymore. Getting Over The Shock "Finally, after a week and a half of Martial Law, Poles are getting over the shock of being occupied by their own army. The imposition of Martial Law was tm trwift and so brutal that people now realize that plans for this type of action had been in the works for months and that the heavy hand of the Kremlin has had a lot to do with it. Prisons and Hospitals had been emptied for weeks in anticipation of having new occupants. Here, in Warsaw, there is beginning to be talk of underground resistance to the Military Regime. Leaflets and posters have been seen in the streets of Warsaw urging the people, to resist the authorities. "Every Pole I have talked to has said that the best way the American and the rest of the free world can help the Polish People is to immediately suspend 11 economic--in- cluding f(od--and financial aid to Poland and the rest of the Soviet Bloc. One Polish friend even went as far as to say that Americans should boycott the Geneva talks on limiting nuclear weapons on the continent of Europe. He said a Poland free from Soviet interference would go far more towards guaranteeing the security of Europe than all of the Amei P.eriahing and Cruise Missiles combined. Diamonds,. Emeralds Rubies i g. 00,dtt, zan00 Quolity Jewelers Since 1923 ,Woodsville, N. H. WINTER OR MORE OFF ACCOUNT WOODSVILLE, N.H. ST. JOHNSBURY, v'r HOURS LAUNDRY SELF-SERVICE It'S like having your verY own Laundry Room! * Maytag washers and dryers just Iiko a home laundry room * Comfortable home-like atmcephere * Famous Maytag performance and dependability LOUNGE AREA * CLEAN RESTROOM * SINK FACILITY * ENJOY SOOTHING MusIC WHILE YOU WASH! ::-CI " I,,AUNIRONA'i' Located Next To Tuck Press On Street Between Woodsville Banks (