The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1947 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 17, 1947
Page 13
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THURSDAY, Al'IML 17, 1!M7 Co-operatives Cause Uneasiness Rapid Growth in U. S. Under Fire Of Businessmen F..V K. JIUUTOX III-'ATJ! N1IA Hl-.iff Correspondent N_KW VOHK (Kj:-\)-Thc iion- •HpiultU silr ciuTieis, uncrating -.111 .tviTiiBe of IAVU pluncs c:u-li, liiul iH'C'ii i:;iyjiiK more ttuui 33 rails n gallon for 9!-cieltiuc linsolinp. Merhiini-Hl '.voik on their cratl had been cosiinj; S3 an lioiir. and cv- in proportion. I The other day G4 of tiioin got together an ( | formed a corporation to cto thoir Imyinf;. Now they (jot, gasoline for less than 15 cents, mQ- rtianij'iil work for $2.:'f> an hour. :i»<! oilier stippii'i's al wholesale COSV. i Tliiil is an excellent illnstra-' lion of liow the? CD-o|;er;i.tive move-' intnt, wliifii is under attack in .some quarters, work;;. 1 To Mime tlit~ tf-riu "Co-ep" sug-' K^ts lh<? fnrwrrs' buying ^o-oper- alives through whU-h Ihey Bet Ki'niii. seen, lr-rti!:-x?r. Kasolino, loals and siipj-'lie:.. To others it means nuirkrtirit; c-o-o;^v-,Uivrs, or which the Culifulnbi Fruit Growers and tlieiv "Suiikisl" braml ate Viest, (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS Sinatra Socks Columnist buyers nr icller s i inu'btjnenl in the held for le- business. The. The mutual ssiviti?,s bank in u'liic'li you [e:'v,, spare money at interest, the mutual life insurance enirpuny in whjrli you have a iwlicy. (lie c.-cdil union to which you b^lon-i, all are co-operativejs. Mtive;n:'nl Spreaels j flu! the mejve:nent has- mu^Ii wider sec-jit than (hat. and is swp.-idiiig every year into net-'.v fields. ift farmer livin!; near Elk City. Ckla.. had h:'; SHU'S r.jjpeiicMx re- dfteivixl. The boy was in a hospit.-.l W.ifc duys. Tin- falher paid S2'ib in^ll. Then lie joincel the cooperative Elk City Comnum.ty Hospital. He- had tci buy one SOO shnre, [inrl for ji family of !|ur he 7/.\'.,.i f2") a year (hies, when his daughter needed an appcn- decUm'.y he lo&'s her there. She spent ten ,iays in the hospital, and the total bill \va s S-!2. Tlio comparative mcvciuent ical- ly )Ki;n\ In IS-J4, when 28 jolilew Nutional Tax believes ilicso .vhoii'et be t-.iwt!. 'I'he Cturts «iy they should no'., i man luuks. The 13 li.uu'.s Or i Co-opi-rallves lend ui four ;)i'r I eeat. mi tei 00 I'.er cent or vulue, j lor the ,iu cliu>\> of fa.i itie.s. Tliey j lend at ^ 1-2 ner e.uit tor oja'i 1 I atinjj capila], ;in,| til 1 1-2 per I cent for commodity loans. Hut, ithe co-ti>i s iv, th, y p.ot ii lar;iJ share e>f their n:om\v /ro.u pri- I vale bunks on b.'tter terms thuu the' f:e>,eTiKi!e-nC [.r.uiis. Anel pri- vale b'.isinc'SM's i-.ei HI C loans. •1. Co-ep; (.'.-t rose-uri'li, service anei celu,M!ii:n;il from IToveMimont d.'partirents. To which their lrii-nei-i releirt by eallln.', attenlion to in I'll IX .snb.iielics, re- ^eurcli and ediie-aieuial weJik done V.v BiTV.'i'iiiiti'iil K"in(s. An-i prlvuU 1 UHSSIH-!-.«-S cet liPo loans. 4. C'o-ojjs KOI. ivsenr.'h. servic;' uovernuiem tl •p:ir;'reins. To wlileh tl\eiv trie-nils vctr.rt ; y caVan^, H'.- lenticn lo tariffs. .siiL-sidlcs." re- by i,-e,'V<T.'inien! aiu'iu Ics |or the iKM'.clit of u'.iy h'isiner>s. 5. Od-np stevl: H exempt fro n .Se-c-ji'ities ;en^ lx-h;ui\lo vt",',\lti- tinns. They aiv ne;l subject la iinti-trust li!\-.-:i. Tlu'se liotii suv tme. Simv Hie c)-'.p,- devil ullllO'it i"c'tisi-e'y with ilii-h- <nvn mem- liei'.s, ll.'eir frirndr, enieslion how Wholesale Food Prices Decline For Third Week Wholesale tJo<r i j. J )i'Ts"lo"'llH. U w.V.< ! , )VU> rt «»» l> s »'<- >r « ""led In ""I'M AP.11 15 dedinel for the * h <; a ' r f' "»ms bellies. liu-,1. thud ™, ls ,a,Uve week, uim ft ^ IUM '' , c! "'™'; <' <:r f e <\ «"">»«-'<•" ; |! IL. ^OL-O;I. p>l:Uoos. tile.-rti, IIOK.S, Jlnu!.sli-ci't, Inc., reported ycslcr- i il«y. j The ntii-ncy's Index [or 31 basic loou:: in general use, lor the Idlest, week, droi-pL'd lo $'J.'.M ironi $3.41 | hi the p c.Tdlnn week niuld $12 i In the I'orre.spondiiij; 1C4U period. i I'ri.e (ki'llnes were nolcd In PAGE THIRTEEN , . ., , Inmbs inul bcel, wlillo Hour, outs, barley and euij.s lulrniK'cd. Lee Mortimer, left, a New York columnist, makes a report to i Sheriff R. l. Wright in Hollywood (ollowl;ii> his !ii;lit with Sinatra. He said, "I was hit from behind." iNKA Tele-photo.) and started the first si:c:essful «O]> store. i U has spread now until last year it did more than n billion-' dollar business in .this country alone. Tl-.e latest figures available. Irom the Bureau of La';ov Statistics, estimate that in 1945 there were 27,120 ronsiuncr co-ops, with more than 19 million members. There are co-op; that run slorcr,, restaurants, recreational faciiiticr., hospiUUs. Tli«r:e. -,\re co-ops thai mine and se'i coal, refine atid sell gAsoUric, uyako -,uuV sell ;iv,\Uj- pvo- (Hic'.s. There are co-cp tanks, in- sunxue^ comi:^uies. credit institutions, pti':li^ nti'ities. There ar. ¥ f'-op-s that market cotton, \vocil. tcb^o, honey, .primes, win?, m'lsn- joy™. mils, vcv^etabie.s. beef, poultry, elairy ]>'Ochl-tS, grain. There are housing co-cpj and radio co- cps. Home are small, but others blanket Ihcir fic'.el: Almost all eran- ijcrrecs. ?0 per cent of all lemons, a third oi all daily p oclncls, 1-or- tuna Magizinc estimates, are l-.and- led by c-o-^ps, tljf;u»h \-ou and your Iriciuls buy tiicm from pri- \'ate-owncd stores. These operations explain why the co-upeiaUve movement has conic under heavy fire bv : Lu^iness interests that fell they are l;e /i deprived of c-tistomcrs and revenue. Critics Get iJusy- M.wl criticisms seem lo boil clown to these: 1. The co-op movement is lend- in-,; toward social am. To this co- dlieraliiYS point, to the very small } 1 .ro;,ovtiou e>f most Imsiness thai they elo, and contend that, any Ei'imp lia-s a riKht to ;;<:(, togctlnr anei do things for itself. 2. Tl'.c cei-cp lucvomcnt. K sivisn unfair assistance through tax ex- ijtvy.ions. The fact is that eo- i^.-ratii-cs nre subject to eveiy- tax iirposed CJM any cjriioratici. or b;:;;ir.cis. in simiiar fields, except, the cSJjfi> iitc inco.TC tax. Their exemption Iroin this' is shared by evcty individually o'.vned btisine::a and every partnership. The "dividends" tlttit they piv are taxed, or not, according to the same rules as lor n priva'.ely- owncU business. If "dividends" a:c in fact price ills on Bocds ptir- chnsed, they are not ta>;cd. Neilh-;r are trade discounts given by private sellers, or the "dividends" given by some department stores which are actually percentage refunds on the cost of the year's purchases . 1 But "dividends" thai arc really genuine dividends on I sink of co-operatives. The profoit made )>;- co-opee-.i- tivc-s on sales to non-members ii subject lo lax. just, like the profij made by stores on sales lo cus-t tomers. 1'rofits -He-imesleel The meal of genuine- coiilraver- sy is "savings" or "prolit" whi.h instead of b;eng rtlstributcrt U't Us IU->;> You— STOl' nuiNKING 'There is no medical remedy lor drink . , . uut we call help you resist its iniluencc! No cost to yon —only ro-opcrutlon. JUST CUN'I'AC'I' Alcohoiics Anonymous I'.ox «?:i— Hljlhevllle, Arlc. TiRES on EASY TERMS Como in, buy ono I wo or a set oi Iliono lamous long wearing Gooclyocirs. Opening a budget account with us is simple, no rod tcipo. Easy t^rms ciro available on most overylhmg in tlio storo so ... COME IN! SHOP OFTEN! LOW DOWN PAYMENT e PAY AS YOU RIDE SAVE MONEYI MONEY AT ROCK BOTTOM RATES For Ofd Debls Home Repairs Doctor's Bills Taxes You Nome I! OENERAI. CttMTHACT PUSJCHASE' SERVICE STORE A fn./Mt c( .\rmiur ,lnj Coai[',iny -but now there! No wonder CHIFFON is preferred! 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