The High Point Enterprise from High Point, North Carolina on February 11, 1951 · Page 24
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-The High Point (N. C.) Enterprise, Sunday, Feb. 11, 1951 Slavs Make Sport Shoes for America By GEORGE PALMER TRIESTE, Feb. 10. — ^ — Pro- Tito Yugoslavs who now live on the Italian side of the frontier in Trieste are making sport shoes for the women of America. They are among some 250 em- ployes of the Lucky shoe company. which recently moved an entire factory from Massachusetts to Trieste. The whole project is novel, with a highly international flavor. For example: the factory is in the free port of Trieste on the northernmost tip of the Adriatic sea. QUALITY SHOE REPAIRING WHILE VOU WAIT Four Exp«rt Shoe Repairers — Satisfaction Guaranteed SHERATON GOODYEAR SHOE SHOP 21S NORTH MAIN ST.—NEXT TO BKKSON HWD. CO. ^•i^^^^HMBB X. K. RUSSKLL ———g.———.. FOR GOOD CLEANING TRY 212 E. HIGH ST. PHONE 2126 HOUR SERVICE ON ALL YOUR DRY GLEANING NEEDS LEONARD CLEANERS 435 N WRENN ST. EYES EXAMINED AND GLASSES DELIVERED THE SAME DAY NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY BROKEN LENS /A. DUPLICATED OPTOMETRIST 201 N. MAIN ST. 9 To 5 rVM. DAILY The various ingredients for the shoes come irom such widely scattered regions as France, Switzerland, Italy, Sardinia, Madagascar arid f he United States itself. The result is that Americans, Italins and Yugoslavs are turning out close to 1,000 pair of resort shoes a day which will retail in America for from three to five dollars a pair. Tlie shoes are made of raffia, the fiber from cultivated palm trees. Training Stage This factory has been in opera- lion only a few months. It is still in what its executives call "the training stage," moving ahead slowly, training its newly - hired personnel, teaching Italians and Yugoslavs how to operate the shoe- inaking he But the groundwork has been laid. Whereas the company can now produce nearly 1,000 pairs of shoes daily with 250 workers, by adding only 35 more employes the daily output can be boosted to 1,800 pairs, officiate say. Under present plans I he company's production schedule for the spring calls for 200,000 pairs a month. Albert Saitz, veteran shoe manufacturer from Boston, Mass., who is president and director of the company, explains why. a group of U. S. business experts decided to open a shoe factory in Trieste. "Look at this place," Saitz says, pointing to his topfloor, warehouse factory on the Trieste waterfront, "we pay ninety dollars a month rental for this. In the states we'd have to pay something around two- thousand dollars rental for the same thing. If we could get the same thing. There's no overland and transportation problem for we're right here at the docks. And being a free port, there's no need 1 for export or import licenses. Study Styles "We simply study all the beautiful styles of Italian handicraft, take the best of it we find, style our shoes to the American taste- stuff we know from experience will sell — and go to work producing shoes." Saitz has high . respect for the Italian and Yugoslav workers' ability to learn new techniques and claims that the local workers they've hired have picked up in a week what it would take American factory hands months to learn. The shoes produced are practically all sport models made of woven raffia grown on the island of Madagascar. The raw raffia is bought in Florence and doled out to Italian and Yugoslav women in the nearby villages around Trieste. The raffia, dyed in various colors beforehand in the Trieste factory, (hen is made into shoes on American machines. Weave At Home In some of the villages, where there is no other work whatsoever, the weaving is done in local parish houses. The women have been selected by the local parish priests. And in one such village — Sant'Antonio, which Trieste political officers «ay is 09 per cent pro- rito Communist — 35 Slav workers are pitching in, earning their Hv- ng, by helping to manufacture American shoes. Thomas A. McCann, of Minnea- >olis, Minn., treasurer and director of the firm, explained that "we conduct English classes for our workers three times a week, and tveryone attends. They love it." The firm also is going in for manufacture of raffia and handbags, belts and hats, >ut only one to six handbags are urned out for every 36 pair of •hoes. Army Contract « The company is negotiating now or contracts with the U. S. Army medical corps, both in Germany and. America, for filling orders for mspital slippers. A spokesman for he firm said 100,000 pair a month an be .turned out as soon as the army states its specifications. Other officers of the new Trieste hoe company include: Robert Keleher of Quincy, Mass., and Morris. Veitzman, Boston, purchasing! gents; Samuel Weitzman of Boson, production manager; Frank Voncannon of Dorchester, Mass.. hief accountant and office manager; Jack Dipperstein of Hyde 'ark, Mass., factory superinterv lent; Judson O'Quinn of New Or- eans, European sales manager, and Sydney Sharpstein of Dorches- er, warehouse and shipping manger. -UCKY FOR THEM The common cobra carries 'nough venom in its glands for 15 ethal doses, yet about 40 per cent of its victims recover, due to the r act that the strike often fails to make perfect contact. HAVE YOU TRIED LAUNDRY SERVICE LATELY? To answer that question you start with the cost of your original investment. Add your cost of supplies, electricity, and water. You're not even through then. How about the long hours of ironing, plus the wear and tear on your disposition? The actual cost, lady, may be very little less than you'd pay for our prompt service. Call us for latest prices, won't you? And be prepared for a mighty pleasant surprise. NO OTHB METHOD ACTUAUY COSTS SO UTTU Yoor first cost is far from your l*tt cost n washing. Let's add it your COM of pties n hot * small pan of doing it at home . . . Think of the w«er and tear on jxnir How would yo« pun a price on FREE ESTIMATES ASRtSTOS SIDING WEATHER STRIPPING ROOFING AND GENERAL HOUSE REPAIRS , Easy Monthly Payment! CALL 55235 OR WRITE P. O BOX MS C. E. HARRIS A NATIVE youngster doesn't know quite what to make of the snappy uniform being sported by Leatherneck Pfc. Norman L. Hoeker, of St. Joseph, Mo., who keeps watch at • front-line position 'While Hoeker was stationed in California he asked his parents to mail him his dress blues. The package caught up with him in Korea. ' (International) An astronomical guide called "The Ephemeris" I* published by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, whose surveyor* us* it in determining boundaries. 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PERPETUAL Introduced the Direct Reduction Plan in High Point because the old wayg of home ownership were so burdensome and usually Involved such large sums as payments. But now -— thousands of familie* who had little hope of ever owning, occupy debt-free homes which PER- PETUAL'S Plan helped them buy. More than 1,300 familW are usinjr the same plan MOW. Each month their payment reduce* the principal, covers Interest, Insurance .and taxes. So convenient. So safe. So helpful to peace of mind. Wouldn't YOU «njoy such an arrangement ? \mrnm 310 NORTH MAIN STREET High Point's Oldest Financial Institution Light-Duty Panel Medium-Duty Pickup Carryall Suburban. Heavy-Duty 12-Foot Stake Light-Duty Canopy Express Medium-Duty with Merchandise Body There's a CHEVROLET TRUCK for your job*.. and it's built to do it for less money I There's a Chevrolet Advance-Design truck fhcrt't right for your job. Built to do H better, longer, and more economically. 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