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ONE CENT WATER
If Ft Worth school children want to drink water with
their lunch, it's going to cost them a penny a cup.
Water fountains are available at all cafeterias, but if
the student wants water right there at the table, the
charge will be one cent, unless he brings his own cup.
The decesion was made, after the school board heard the
results of a month-long water study, conducted at three
school cafeterias. Regular glasses were used at one
school, cups at another, and paper cups at the
Board presidentAtwood McDonald says the results are
varied. With water being offered by the glass or cup,
candy sales picked\up and milk sales
was some breakage, and extra help was needed in some
cases. Whatever the container, the result was an added
expense. Some plastic cups were lost,Ae glasses were
broken, and the paper cups cost a dollar per day. When
the water first was offered, students took it, but it's
popularity K steadily declined.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: One cent water], item, January 8, 1964; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc954190/m1/1/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.