The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1939 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 21, 1939
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PAGE EIGHT After a Day Of This-They're "Dog" 'Tired NEWS Survey Shows More Radios Than Telephones In Low Income Group OTTAWA, Ont., Aug, 18. (UP) — There are '. more rfld'lo sets than telephones in the homes of Canadian families In the lowiincome group, a survey by the Dominion bureau of statistics reveals. The study also disclosed that urban wage earners In 1838 spent an average of 119 per cent of their total living expenditure on shelter, Differences In percentages between owner and tenant families were comparatively slight the tenant percentage was 18.3 and that for owners 17.3. However, the average income ol owner families was more than 11 pei cent greater than that for tenant families, ami these percentages represented dollar expenditure of $297 for owners as compared with $279 for tenant families. The greater part of the shelter cost of British owner families was spent In meeting payments en the home. Of the 11.3 per cent of total expenditure devoted to shelter by home owners, 9.2 por cent v>as spent In this manner. Property taxes provided the next largest item, averaging 4.3 per cent of expenditure. Repairs accounted for 1.9 per cent, while fractional percentages spent on water taxes, additions to porperty, fire 'insurance, etc., Constituted the remainder. Hcme Facilities Compared Appreciable differences were noted among wage earner families in rc- lalton to the amount of household facilities and equipment nt their disp:sal. Eighty-six per cent of the families of British origin, who owned homes, also possessed radios; of the,same families culy 49 per cent had telephones. Among tenants, this type of equipment was less common, 82 per cent having radios, and 3G per cent telephones. Tenant households, however, appeared more completely equipped wllli general plumbing facilities such as kitchen sinks, bathtubs, .inside running water, etc. Practically all dwellings of both owners and tenants were, lighted by electricity.' »• As income levels advanced, there was an appreciable rise in general living conditions and a greater proportion of expenditure \vas devoted to non-necessities. House- hid facilities and equipment were far more complete among families at high-income levels. The greatest .variations in this field occurred in.relation to such items as motor cars, refrigerators and telephones. Only 23.0 per cent of owner families earning an income of from $800 to $1,199 per annum had telephones, while in the income group from $2,000 lo $2,300 this percentage rose to 80.C. Tenant families shewed a corresponding increase from 14.1 to 71.7 per cent in these respective groups. Rents and Income Keep Pace Shelter expenditures of tenants -increased at progressive levels of income por person, but such cut- look formed a smaller proporlicn of total expenditure as tncom'e mounted. Tenant families earning an Inccmc of Irom '$VOO lo S199 per person spent 19.4 per cent oi their total expenditure on shelter. The prcportlon dropped steadily to 153 per cent for tenants with in come of $600 and over per person. In q', hoce-owncr families with relatively high incomes spent a greater proportion of their expenditure on this budget Item than families at lower Incomes per person levels. Housing expenditures for owners advanced from 135 per cent (cr families with in- c:raes of from $100 to $199 per person to 19.1 per cent for those with incomes per person of $600 and over. Tills difference in tendency was due in considerable part to payments on homes mad by owner families. 'Somewhere In the Eastern States" battles arc going on—and though some folks call them "war games, 1 lie real thing couldn't be much tougher on tender feet summoned from shops, factories and city offices. Like the group at lop, seen going "over the top", the citizen-soldiers gallop about the rough :crraln with great enthusiasm. But when night tails, they gratefully relax in pup tents, as shown above, with their hot "dogs" cooling off in the evening breeze. Maine Plates Pass 1,000 In Motorclom's Cavalcade WASHINGTON (UP)—Moro linn 4,000 mnkes of automobiles have appeared on the markets of tlie world since PYancc introduced the first In 1868, the Smithsonian Institution reports. Tlie rapid rise of ttie industry, as manufacturers of everything bird cages to guns turned from their factories into automobile plants, was attended by sudden ruin for most of them. The course of the industry is reflected In a loan exhibit of Hie institution prepared by Frank Walker, of Pontlac, Mich, Walker is making a collection of name plates from as many cars as possible. His exhibit consists of the plates he has collected. Tlie French idea, of an automo- bustlou engine had spread lo Austria, Great Britain and Italy by 1889, with a general broadening of scope until it reached Belgium, Switzerland and the United Slates, where the Industry has seen its greatest development. Two-thirds of the 300 cars on the market In 1875 were extinct within 25 years, however. Spain's first car had a belated appearance, in 1902. A boom came in 1D03 and 100G when Hungarians, Danes, Russians, Swedes, Auslrians and Canadians entered the (leTd. Indications ixunt- ed lo the industry taking its place as the great Industry of the future, causing makers of bicycles, guns, sewing machines, telephones and typewriters to convert their fac- Thc result was ruin for many. The market for the relatively crude and expensive machines were restricted to the wealthy and near wealthy. Only those makers with new fundamental ideas to incorporate into their products survived. Tlie approximate record of Ihe different makes put out follows: United States, 1.550; Great Britain, 610; France, 480; Germany, 210; Italy, 80; Belgium, 10; other countries, 135. Two-Way Kails Hailed SYDNEY, Australia (OP) — Argentine and Brazil-have asked for blueprints of an Australian invciir lion known as a railway "break-of- guage." The device would permit of the construction of standard gnage cars, but with an extra set of wheels that could be dropped at any station or line of track where narrow guagc tracks are used. °" e Propelled by an internal com- lories into automobile plants. MONDAY, 'AUGUST 21, 1939 Woman's Place - On Farm FAilNIO II SHEEN lie B Once A Store Clerk, She Now Is Full Fledged Hustling Farmer BY RUTH Mn.I.ETT Mrs. Lucille Jentzen could meet j a pioneer woman face to face and never give an Inch. She has done some pioneering herself. Fourteen years ago this born- and-bred New Yorker walked out from behind the counter of a delicatessen, made the down payment on a house and 105 reeky acres— oplimstlcalty called a farm. Today-she's sitting pretty. 'Hie New Jersey fnrni, vastly improved, Is hers. On it she has a lerd of 200 very special sheep— tlie kind whose hides go Into expensive Persian Inmb coats. Her daughter— eight when tlie mother turned pioneer — has been sent through -an exclusive college. Aild Mrs. Jeni/ei), at an age when most business women start dyeing their hair in an effort to meet younger competition, hasn't i single fear for the future. NO JOB IS TOO 1IA11D FOR HER Until you feel her muscle, impressive as a college football player's, it's hard to believe her story. "I do everything myself, even io dynamiting boulders from the lelcls. I painted the outside of my 12-rooin house when it needed painting, put a new roof on it when the old one began to leak, laid a hardwood floor in the kitch- I've built both- wire and stone renccs. ' "I raise all Ihe feed for my sheep, night now I'm cutting alfalfa. Once- a year I go to the fur market and sell my pelts—pelts that I've skinned myself. "Between times, I turn an honest dollar any way I can. I sell bout 40 quarts of milk a day. Occasionally 1 take n calf or ram down to the stockyards. "In the winter I make comforters, using wool from my own sheep, wool that I have sheared, washed and brushed myself, In tlie winter, too, I rent the farm to hunters. Whenever 1 get a chance, I take a boarder. "Anybody can make a rundown farm pay—but it takes a lot of fancy thinking ns well as a lot of hard work." GIVES ADVICE ABOUT PA RMS Agricultural colleges and farm bureaus around Mrs. Jentzen's ;iarl of the country send young people to talk to her when the}' say they want to go back lo the farm—and make It pay. For her fame has spread. Just the other day, tlie B. P. Goodrich Company risked Mis. Jentzen to bring her working overalls and be their guest of honor at the opening of Farm Week at the World's Fair. : She left her haying long enough for that. impressive as a college football player's" is the muscle Mrs. Lucille •*-••" "•*- "".ui-ii: nuts. lAltlUC Jentzen developed during the years when she turned a run-down farm into a paying proposition. She is pictured at the wheel of one of farm machines. BRUCE CATION'S AMERICAN ROUNDUP A "° ther "{^UT """ " 5 ' ,.i™!!.?» " .«* -as happen- Bruce C.ilfoti. NEW YORK.—In the old days, you began every polilical analysis in New York by asking what Tammany Hall was going to do. Nowadays you begin by asking whift Ihe American Labor Patty is up to. That doesn't inenn that Tammany is dead, or that the Labor Pniiy rules tlie roost. It does mean lhat an important change has taken place. Some of Tammany's decline is !«e to population shifts, which lave made Manhattan—Tamma- ly's one big stronghold—compara- ively less important in the city's olltics. Some of it is due to the ••lew Deal. When the federal government ,'cnt into the direct relief bitsl- icss ,ll robbed Tammany of all iiiportaut prop. Read Courier News VK>JH TOLEDO, O. (UP) — More than 6,000.000 persons used meter zones for parking here in 1938. About one out of three were required to deposit a nickel, however, and the revenue was 5103,155. Jungle Explorer Reports Discovery of "Cow Tree" CHICAGO (Up)-Llewelyn Williams, curator ol economic botany nt the Field Museum of Natural History, returned from an expedition into the Venezuelan Guayana and reported discovery ol n plant that should prove a boon to explorers. The plant was the "palo dc la vaca"—"cow tree" in English—and was filled with a sweet latex that looked and tasted like milk, could be used in morning coilce and afternon tea. and doubled as caulking gum for leaky canoes of boiled and allowed to coagulate. The "cow tree" was diffluclt to stow away in a knapsack, Williams said, for it reached a height of 140 feet and its trunk measured G feet in diameter. MU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning S«rvic« ''bite siileieall tires ev/jv/) THE MW1940 PACKARD IS HERE! —a perfoiming marvel —wiih stunning new lines —ai lowest prices in Packard history Look ai is! The handsomest Packard ever designed, with its new spccd-strcanieii lines, its narrower radiator, its longer bonnet. Drive il! With greater (lOircr jter pound of car weight, this new Packard is a performing marvel! Check iis ihrifn'ncss! This new Packard's economy is easy on the budget any way you figure it. For with its '(-year expansion plan completed, with factory costs reduced in hundreds of ways— Packard now offers you more car than you ever dreamed so little money could buy. Sec your Packard dealer today! ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONI ™.O.Vt>,*,Mi rm j iH D '»*',S<«ttt* xatxtn MOTOR SALES COMPANY W. Ash I'honc 13 ing, lenders of organized labor were putting together a political machine to help President liosc- vclt in the 1930 election. Elsewhere, the pro-Roosevelt work was dene through Labor's Non-Partisan League; in New York an outright labor party \vas formed, and in the IS3G election, it gave Roosevelt 274,000 vote. The organization -was then made permanent. In 1937, it rolled up 482,190 votes for Mayor LaGnar- dia, bringing about his re-election and demonstrating that, in Ne%v York City, the new party actually held the balance of power. Republican and Democratic strength was close enough to • being evenly divided that those 400. 000-odd Labor Party votes could .decide the issue. This was proved again last fall when Gov, Lehman, re-elected by the narrow margin of 04,000 voles, was given 419,000 by the Labor Party. So while Tammany — out of power In New York, and In tail with the New Deal administration —languishes for lack of patronage, which is Urns added to all !ls other woes, the Labor Parly occupies an extremely important position, And it will BO down the line for President Roosevelt, or' any ether "satisfactory" New Deal candidate, next year. Which may easily mean thot New York will p.o Democratic in Uic M40 presidential election. * * * Mayor LaOuardia recently sought lo throw the party's support to William Herlands for the post cf district of Kings county (Brooklyn). Scandals have clustered about the controlling Democratic -machine there. Herlands is an able man. formerly chief assistant to 'Iliomas E. Dcwey in Manhattan. But the Labor Party refused to follow the mayor, endorsing instead Magistrate Clrarles Solomon. 'Hie .disagreement reflects the fact (hat LaGuardia's prime concern Is (o break (lie power of the New York Democratic machine, and the Labor Party is thinking primarily in terms of national polities. Party leaders figure that they must not do anything now to build up Republican strength which, in the 1940 campaign, would be used against Ihe New Deal. In reaching that decision, these leaders were thinking principally of Dewey. They believe that wii:i any other candidate running against a New Dealer, Hie vote in New York will be even enough so that their 400,000 votes will bring all out a New Deal victory. Plane Flight Relieves Aged Woman's Deafness PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Mrs. Frederick Gentlner, 82-year-old great-grandmother, attempted an airplane treatment for deafness and heard the first clear sound In more than 40 years. The aged woman, who has been deaf since the 90s, said she heard a- "funny humming in the cars- like music" when the plane went into a steep climb at 3,000 feet. The Morning AfterTaking Carters Little Ljyer Pills million in Arkansas WITHOUT A SERIOUS ACCIDENT EACH MORNING this telephone great distance to furnish you tcle- mau climbs into his blue-gray truck phone service, your Arkansas tele- and goes about his job of making phone men last year had only one telephones talk. Safety rides with minor accident, him as he drives through city c r . . , . , . bale, courteous, considerate driv- streets and over country highways. • • . . . . , . . & J mg is an important part of a tele- Last year he, and other telephone phone man's training. Safety, the men in Arkansas, drove 104 tele- duty of every good citizen to his phone cars and trucks more than a community, is one of this company's million miles— tlie equivalent of 41 goals as it goes about its job of trips around the world — without a furnishing good telephone service serious accident. In driving this at low cost to you. SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY No need to worry aboutlhe lafely of oul-of-lown Mends, Long Distance U cheap . , . Coll them now.

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