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The High Point Enterprise from High Point, North Carolina · Page 12

High Point, North Carolina
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Sunday, September 14, 1941
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i'-PAGE TWELVE—SEC. '& HIGH KXNT ENTtM*ISE~ S ^ tKS » po INT/ NORTH CAROLINA Sun'day, September 1$, 1941 Smo// Industry Feeis Pressure Of Nation's Giant Defense Program Dislocations May Lead To Plants Closing ' Increased Drain On Skilled Workers And Lack Of Material Being Felt (Editor's Vote: A national economy . reared to defense production his put | the pinch on the small manufacturer and his working people. Here, (or the first time, the actual story as shown in a national survey Is told in an article by Frank MacMillen for the Enterprise Special News Service.) By FRANK MacMILLEN <The Enterprise Special News Service) NEW YORK, Sept. 13. — The output of small and medium sized industrial plants is being increasingly curtailed because of defense materi- . al scarcities and business men fear the situation will get worse before it improves. Some plants have shut down completely. Remedies appear in the making. They include changed ordering policies by Washington procurement services and greater effort on the part of business men themselves to make the plant changes and the sales effort to get defense Work which so far has gone mostly . to big plants. Long Nights Mean Sleepless Nights for Berlin SUMMER RAIDING TIME: ONE HOUR mthnr much . 1 2 ng « pe ™ ds ° f Darkness, Britain seizes advantage of the seasons night bombings or Berlin. Map shows contrasts in margin for finding target and Eomber sneoS * ?"** f "'T" nlghts ™ d »»S«t winter nights, Slowing for Average bomber speed of around 200 miles per hour. Start and. return figures are approximatio ized sections of the country, collected in a nation-wide survey by the Enterprise Special News Service indicates clearly -that labor displacements already are substantial and that not all of the men and women thrown out of work" in non-defense piants have yet been absorbed in factories working for the army, navy and air force. 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PERSONAL LOANS INDUSTRIAL FINANCE COMPANY 203 South Main St.—Phone 3461 AUTO LOANS wilderment among some business men, especially those owning small shops and factories, as to their destined place in the fast moving picture of a nation finally swinging into an economy where guns mean more than butter. Sub-contracting, Washington- sponsored device intended to give the little fellow a chunk of the big fellow's defense business, the survey indicated, has so far been only partly successful. Many of the small and medium sized factories which have been of small plants for lack of materials might have an' acute political cast before the problem was solved. VIGOROUS EFFORTS When numerous small manufacturers, with employes aggregating hundreds of thousands, get to the "howling stage" for materials, some observers here declared more vigorous efforts might be made in Washington to give them a cut in the arms business or even to allocate them more of the materials needed to keep going. able to supplant part of their pro-i In addition to materials short-' ----- ' ' '•' ' '•' ages, the absorption of skilled la- R e c o r d By By W. CHASE IDOL, JR." duclion of civilian goods with war- needed items on which they can gain needed priorities for raw materials, and so keep their people at work and their dividends flowing, reported they could handle more defense orders—if they could get them. , Reports indicated that in most localities the situation had not yet become acute, though' business men were said to be increasingly concerned about how long they might be ?4ble to continue to ma_ke many lineS of civil-consumption goods, at accustomed rates or at all, unless the materials situation improved. VARIES This concern varied in intensity from city to city, according to the JIUlll UlL^ LU UllJ, cH-^UiUlUg LU UlC ^1'vAi. ui/>til ui type of materials primarily need- close shortly: eel in the reeion and the vigor with 1- A New J bor in , defense also may cut into smaller producers of non-defense materials, the survey indicated. H. C. Atkinson, Ohio unemployment compensation administrator, said that within four months defense industries of his state would require eight times the number of skilled workmen now hired. "These skilled workers must be recruited from non-defense industries and one of our big problems will be to keep non-defense industries going," he said. The survey gave a vivid picture of the problems of small manufacturers. Here are some of the kinds of concerns curtailing for lack of essential materials; some were shut down or reported they might eel in the region and the vigor with which their manufacturers had *»HI!>11 111U11 IIIUIIUICIULUL tTLO llalL * «^-J n_ J n_ sought types of work where they metals. f*f~\ 1 \\t\ rmi- TT* rifrti«***lc- I-*T«I r\»»i *-irtr» s A could get materials priorities. To the relatively few plants J. \J Li 1\J *.*_,! Clll^UlJ .H_ H. IJ1CL1 I L-3 "•••» fc * tut JC1N-CV \Ji Ci \..1 iUll lHjC closed down for lack of materials as a base for naval paint — (whole states reported no such shutdowns had yet been necessary) -j» IL*IUU >» no unit _>^L *-/\jcii iiut-caacii _y j ** - *-•-> c*jt_iv *^aLtrit:i;> ctllU —must be added the growing list Iowa, for want of steel. of those owners said they expect- "* * — ed drastic curtailment or suspen- . sion at some fairly definite date Jin the future, the reports indi- { cated. Samplings of the survey ranged from estimates of enforced closings for lack of materials in 30 to j SO days up io "next spring," though the majority who reported impending difficulties seemed to measure their deadlines in weeks rather than in months. Industrial and economic experts think the really here seemed to severe stage of the shortage of si me kinds of materials, for the man in the street, might come .. -round March or April of next year, though pointing out .. ... muny individual factories with thousands of workers, might feel the pinch sooner. New York manufacturing men, many of them connected with businesses well above the small and .medium sized group, also pointed to the likelihood that shutdowrs {Thanks for the tip. I'm putting in my order today. HEATING ENGINEERS SPECIFY- Gas-fired Unit Heaters for ALL types of commercial installations because they are particularly adapted to your particular requirements. Efficient, comfortable heat for complete or auxiliary heating. These heaters are independent, self-contained automatic units, which allow for plant expansion. Easily installed. Eco- .nomical. Take up no floor space. ( Our representative will be glad to show you how VJpas-fired Urjit Heaters are especially suited to your needs. Jersey maker of slide fasteners for clothing, for lack of 2. A Rhode, Island printer of ;ilks for lack of a chemical needed 3. A manufacturer of automatic livestock waterers and feeders in 4. A cosmetics concern, which needed sodium chlorate — 300 pounds a week. 5. A Chicago manufacturer of coin-operated machines, lacking aluminum, steel and brass. 6. An Illinois freight car plant —no steel. XO SILK 7. A hosiery mill in Iowa—no silk. S. A west coast dress manufacturer—lack of piece goods from the east; (sewing workers left for higher pay in a navy yard and a plane factory). 9. Even a major Pennsylvania steel mill, which laid off 300 finishers of steel sheet for civilian use; plant had turned to heavy plate not requiring polishers. Inquiries disclosed four frequent causes of complaint among small manufacturers: That, prime contracts direct from the government—and even sub-contracts from big manufacturers—were in such large units that the little fellow could not bid. That little concerns' costs were higher than big producers so they constantly lost out on bids and became discouraged. That kinks in the priorities system frequently left small concerns m the third or fourth "layer" of a subcontracting job with the difficulty of proving they were entitled to allocations of material on a defense basis, although the product eventually became part of a defense item. That big primary contractors in some cases were reluctant to subcontract work, either because they were not willing to make allowance for the higher costs involved m operation of small plants and thought the terms were unreasonable. ROBERT L ROBINSON TO ATTEND AERONAUTICS SCHOOL AT NEWARK, NJ. Robert L. Robinson of Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Bombardment Wing, MacDill Field, Fla, who formerly resided with his parents at 1114 Centennial Avenue here, and Roy D. Hiatt of Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Air Force have been selected by officials of those squadrons to attend the Casey Jones Academy of Aeronautics at Newark, N. J., for extended aeronautical training. Robinson, before his admission to school, was in charge of general supply. Hiatt was in charge of stock for the 3rd Air Force technical supply located at MacDill Field. RESUMING after a too brief and **• non-restful vacation, the column today will be devoted entirely to your record editor's recommendations in popular music—both albums and single discs. In the Victor .popular series is to be found album P-SO, "Getting Sentimental." Recorded by Tommy Dorsey, the album is a collection of his greatest hits over a period of years. To say that it is good is not enough, For it far surpasses discs of these selections waxed by other orchestras. In this album of four platters are the following selections: "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You" and "Royal Garden Blues;" "Marie" (with vocal refrain by Jack Leonard and male chorus) and "Who?" (refrain also by Leonard and chorus); "Star. Dust" (with Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers doing the vocal) and "Song of India"; "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocals by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers) and "Little White Lies." IN THE LEADING single discs of the Victor popular series one finds the following which are, without exception, recommended: By Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra—"Blue Skies," with Frank Sinatra and the chorus doing the vocal, and "Back Stage and the Ballet." (27566.) Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye—"Wasn't It You" and "Mm- ka," with Tommy Ryan doing the vocals on both facings. (27567.) Art Jarrett and his Orchestra— "DeliJah," with vocal by Art Jarrett, and "The Nickel Serenade," the Smoothies doing the vocal here. (27571.) Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters —"Chattanooga Choo-Choo" (from the 20th Century-Fox film "Sun Valley Serenade") and "As We Walk Into The Sunset." Allan DeWitt does the vocal on the latter. 27573.) Wayne King and his Orchestra —"Jumpin 1 Jupiter" and "Darling, How You Lied." (27575.) Art Jarrett and his Orchestra— "Jim," with vocal by Gale Robbins, and "You Can Depend On Me," with vocal refrain. 127580.) Bea Wain with male quartet and orchestra—"God Bless The Child" and "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child." (27579.) Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters —"I See A Million People," Allan DeWitt doing the vocals, and "La Cinquantaine." (27577.) * * * ANOTHER ALBUM of unusual merit is that entitled "The Birth of the Blues" (Victor Album P-S2), an album of W. C. Handy music, and it is recorded by the Dixieland Jazz Group of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. With Lena Home as guest soloist and Henry Levine as conductor, the following selections were waxed as representative of the blues composer: "St. Louis Blues" and "Memphis:" "Beale Street Blues" and "Joe Turner Blues:" "Aunt Hagar's Blues" and "East St. Louis Blues;" "Careless Love" and "John Henry Blues." TURNING TO* the* Bluebird'la- bel, there are several listings which should draw your attention. B—11252 — "Having A Lonely Time" and "He's 1-A in the Army and He's A-l in My Heart" (vo- cadance)—the Four King Sisters with the Rhythm "Reys." B-11253—"City Called Heaven," with vocal refrain by Pat Foy, and "It's You Again," with vocal by Dorothy Allen—Shep Fields and His New Music." B-11256—"Be Honest With Me," vocal refrain by Clyde Rogers, Eddie Stone and chorus,' and "Blue Champagne"—Freddie Martin and his Orchestra. B-11259 — "A New Shade of Blue" and "You Were Meant For Me," Betty Bradley doing vocals for both—Bob Chester and his Orchestra. B-11260—"Two Pairs of Shoes," Mildred Law doing the vocal, and "Sam. You Made The Pants Too Long," Ziggy Talent vocalizing here—Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra. B-11263—"It Happened In Sun Valfey" (from "Sun Valley Serenade,") with Paula Kelly, Ray Eb- c-rle, Tex Beneke and The Modern- aires, and "The Kiss Polka" (also from "Sun Valley Serenade,") the vocals here by Paula Kelly, Ernie Caceres and The Modcrnaires— Glenn Milier and his Orchestra. B-11266—"Penthouse Serenade" and "Diane"—Billy Daniels, tenor, with orchestra. B-11274—"Elmer's Tune." vocal refrain by Ray Eberie and the Modernaires, and "Delilah." vocal refrain by Tex Beneke and the Modernaires — Glenn Milter and his Orchestra. B-11271—"It Ain't Like That" and "City Called Heaven" (voca- dance)—Una Mae Carlisle with orchestra. INDEPENDENT OIL JOBBERS ASSERT THEY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST RALEIGH, Sept. 13—(/P)—Petroleum Coordinator Harold Ickes and North Carolina congressmen, have been sent copies of a resolution adopted yesterday by the North Carolina Oil Jobbers Association asserting that major suppliers had discriminated against independent jobbers in distribution of gasoline under quotas limiting supplies to 90 per cent of July withdrawals. The resolution said major sup- Dlies were essential commercial consumers unlimited quantities of gasoline, "a portion of which is not delivered to con- ;umer accounts but instead goes to retail outlets." "The independent jobber is limited to 90 per cent of his July withdrawals from supplies," said the resolution. "Therefore, we feel that in this emergency there should be no discrimination and that the little man should have equal consideration with the larger units of the petroleum industry, x x x" TO REPRESENT CITY— The two men above, Robert J. Terry (top), president of the High Point Life Underwriters Association, and L. F. Ferree, State director, will leave today for Cincinnati, O., where they will represent the local association at the National Life Underwriters Association convention, September 15-19. than a third of North Carolina's 100 counties. He said the President's birthday balls last January raised more than 535,000 for polio prevention and rehabilitation work, half of which remained in the counties. WHISKEY SALES INCREASE RALEIGH, Sept. 13'.—(^P) — report by the State Alcoholic Beverage Control Board indicated today that liquor sales for August " * h * Jl^te's 26 wet counties 5 f73,254.30, an increase of (1 over the $536 08° 9"? " August, 1940. of FOR BETTER SHOE REPAIRING THE SHERATON SHOESHOP We Call for and Deliver 300 N. MAIN STREET PHONE 2333 V. E. Russell and White Fowler LIKE A RIDE ON A RAINBOW! Would it not be better to be riding on a Rainbow rather than looking for the Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow? That is what New England Mutual contract holders are doing. That much coveted Pot of Gold' is at their finger tips, so to speak, with as much as 90% SECOND YEAR Cash or Loan Values availably for emergencies. Let New England Mutual help you get on the Rainbow. L. F. FERREE, Representative Professional Bide. Phoa* 2921 Charter Member of Hijh Point Life Underwriter'! Association. EXPERT SHOE REPAIRING at LOWEST COST CITY SHOE SHOP COMMERCE ST. "We Phone •&>* ANNOUNCEMENT After having been closed down for extensive repairs we are again operating and now have a supply of brick on hand. PRICES AND SAMPLES GLADLY FURNISHED ON REQUEST GLENOLA BRICK CO. Day Phone 5126 HIGH 1'OIXT, X. C. A'ight Phone 2227 DUKE POWER COMPANY 233 South Main Street Phone 3418 For Delicious HOT DOGS PIT BARBECUE Cold Drinks and Beer In Frosted Glasses COME TO RUSSELL'S SERVICE STATION Grensboro Road Xext To Watt's Bafcery CURB SERVICE B-11267—"Dream Dancing," with vocal by John McAfee, and "So Near and Yet So Far." with vocal by Eugenie Baird—Tony Pastor and his Orchestra. B-11262—"Come and Get It." vocal refrain and piano by "Fats" Waller, and "Chant of the Groove," with piano by Waller — "Fats" Waller, his Rhythm and his Orchestra. POLIO DRIVE ORGANIZATION BY COUNTIES IS ANNOUNCED 1 SHELBY, Sept. 13. — (/P)—Organization of county chapters of the National Foundation for the Prevention of Infantile Paralysis will be resumed next week, it was announced today after a meeting here yesterday of representatives of eight counties to plan units in those counties. Dr. Julian S. Milier of Char- .otle, state chairman, said such chapters had been formed in more IS MONDAY YOUR DAY OF SI Nothing is more tiring and diffi- cult than doing a big wash at home. It's slavery, that's what it is, and bad for your beauty, health, and happiness. So needless, too, when the Dutch Laundry will do the dirty work for you at such reasonable prices. Try us next washday — enjoy Monday's from now on. BLANKETS AND QUILTS \ Have them cleaned and refuffed and ready for winter's Modern machines enable us to clean them expertly. use. For Complete Laundry Service DIAL 3319 829-833 SOUTH MAIN STREET K1ITCH LAUNDRY

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