The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1934 · Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1934 OBU CQURIEB A|Quccn of the New Deal Edits Magazine That Helps Consumers to Get Their Money's Worth. ttV MARY MAIUiAKKT Mi-1'.KIUF. J.TA Service Stall CnrrrsuoiiuYrt Ccpvri-lit, I'JUI. M;A Service, Inc.l WAKHINGTON--Ai:lvmsh ifiey didn't know until lately who she v,as. thousands of housewives have had emi>" <hninv the year jubt past lo bless Mary Taylor. Uo:-s the name sound familiar? It >ho;ild by no-,v. At least It has been on Ihe troiii pagvs often | umiigli lately. You see. Miss Tay-; loi 1 was a "iiesi at that famous ; dinner in a Virginia farmhouse which s'ji-ms destined to yo down in history, or fable, anyway, chiefly luraiise Hi 1 . William A. Win. Indiana edi-calor-concenied'-witli- focial-trends. was among thus? present. Miss Taylor, according to Dr. Wilt, testifying at a recent con- rjrtssiona! hearing, is none other j thnn ihe young woman who nod- | did during the '•revolutionary' 1 ! table lalk. The reply of Miss Tay-1 Jor and ihe oilier guests lo lhat i oi;e was that nodding was nearly I all anytody got a chance to do; once Dr. win, .started inonologu- i Explains Food Values Be that as it may. Miss Taylor is of interest to housewives not on account of the dinner but because she edits His Consumers' Guide, issued by the Consumers' Counsel of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and designed to help the public buy more wisely and economically through a Letter undtistundin;; of values. The. Guide began as a modest! i-ilorl lo return to the pubiic in understandable language some statistics about bread and cotton ! lliat had been assembled by Ihe Department, of Labor. It con-1 ' tinned on demand of delighted' customers and lias grown to a I UYJci'-a-week, twenty-three page pul:licrition of importance to ihoti- sniuls. wiiom it helps r-norinousiy in budget-balancing by producing (lie first rcnl check on changes in 1 i dull prices and the explanation for them when there is one. "Why don't you tell us about inilk-'and nv'jai- rl,id vegetables —and wool?" the housewives clam- cicd. and so Miss Taylor who. luckily, majored in economics at Ml. Holyoke. Wisconsin and the • University of ^London, proceeded to do ns they asked and.has kept 'inine it for the belter part of it year. Study Clubs Organized The first thing she knew, 800,000 farm women.were meeting in groups lo check with their Guide the prices they were gelling for raw products or paying for finished ones. Then study clubs and a lot of other organizations, tile members of which all eat food and wear clothes, since those are tne customs of our country, became regular readers of the fascinating little bulletin that could tell them nol only what prices they ought to be paying for Ihe necessities of life but also how they could Uesi fringe whether they \veie getting good duality. "There was a good deal of confusion among consumers at first as to what a loaf of bread, for in- sliincf. really was." Miss Taylor explained, should it SHE WAS A GUE5T AT "I/IVT "FAMOUf RELIEF ill Y IS Mary Taylor "the consumer's best friend." Dog of Breeding! "and just how much weigh if it. was to" be . accepted as a standard loaf." "After asking themselves this question, liltie groups in various localities organized themselves into consumers' councils and made weigh the a standard. also lo estimate what ought to be I lie justiciable increase of price for their communities, taking into consideration increased labor and im- it their business to bread and figure out process U-rial costs, as well (axes." Knows Her Slatistics These groups have no police power, of course, but secure in Ihe knowledge lhat Ihc Guide makes available, they can stand ' | Jwi oh a purchasers' platform of i \':'ir price and no overcharge. Miss Taylor is a wizard at statistics, as she needs to be for this job. and has another talent just as important. She can translate fig' urra to (he layman in terms of nhnl they menu to him and lib lamily. "Do you know your boans?' iisks one of her head'lines and underneath in simple words are ex- net, and enlightening definitions ol the lenns found on the label of the b?ans you buy In cans. Another Guide tells the slory of milk from cow to consumer wilh Instructive by-(he-way com ment. and still another, in "a sllr | liui; piece titled "False Bottom Up", reveals some of the (ricks ;. dishoi'.fst vegetable man may use lo make you think you're getting mure oranges or strawberries Ihar jo'i ate. 1'uls in f.ong D.-u- "l-'iud out about your loca \vcislits nnd measures regulation". Miss Taylor advises In tin., coinirrlion. "If it needs tighten-1 iiiR up. bring pressure on your auMioritii's to lighten it. If it is i tishl enough but not enforced, get niter your enforcement officers!" Tin- Guide Fxlitor is young. slender nnd ntlniclivc. She likes lo wear I weeds and has gray Irish 'Vycs Ixlii'ath a thick thatch of "ft* < Oldtime Fiddlers Will Compete at High School An oldtimc fiddlers contest will be given at the high school auditorium Friday night. The proceeds will go to the tuition fund. The comedy-drama, "Adventures of Grandpa," which has been in rehearsal for several weeks, has been indefinitely postponed owing iO the interference of extra-cur- iciilor activities, but will probab- before the close of PAGB THRE1 Fighting Head of Federal Relief Set-Up In liii mtdiiationt ht viiions o brighter day lor ioklen i.school, according IGene Newsom. its director, The fiddlers' program will'pre- jcnl local players in a series of familiar tunes. The audience will be the judst eand prizes will be awarded. Fiddlers interested in entering A shepherd, alnlale, terrier, lirln- dle bull and at least three other strains rolled Into one . . . tlial'i Pretzel, tlio entry at tLe Etray- cat-aud-iiog show in New York who won an award as being the dog combining l!ie most breeda. He is shown with his little master, Kobcrt I.ce Miller of i'ort Tildeu, N. Y. red-brown hair that she wears in round bob bangs: Her enthusiasm for her .New Deal job causes her to work at it fourteen hours most days. Incidentally she knows the buying and selling game from all angles. During her college days, she spent her vacations working in factories the contest are requested to get in touch with Gene Newsom at 120 Walnut St.. before Friday. Hard Winter Hit Isle Royale Moose LANSING, Mich. (UP) -Ravaged by hunger and bitter weather, the cnce great herd of moose on Isle Royale has been thinned near to extinction according to reports reaching the Michigan Conservation Department. Returning from a winter flight to the densely wooded island in Lake Superior, Roland Pierson, Muakegon flier, and Russell J. McLaren, of Grand Rapids, reported seeing only two live moose. They said they counted nine dead animals and found but few tracks in the deep blanket of snow. Holger Johnson. Chipuewa Harbor fisherman, who has lived on Ihe island 30 years, estimated that 30 per cent qf the herd has died this winter. Tire herd has been estimated variously at from 300 to more than 1.000 animals. 3.900.00* Gal. of Cod l.ivrr Oii DETROIT (UP)— People -of the world COO consume 2.500.000 to 3.000.- allons of cod liver oil a year (Continued from P.iee 1) oiny. As relief boss for New York state, a job (o which Roosevelt as governor appointed him, he earned $15,000 a year. Tills Job was to pay $10.000, but van suh- Jecied lo ihe general 15 per cent pay cm. The difference didn't deter Hopkins. Congress planted $500,000,000 for direct federal aid and Hopkins look on ihe Job which Hoover had left to dwindling private charily. He was first to tackle the paradox of "slurvlng in the mlc'st of plumy." Once Hopkins shared the hope, that Hie liooseveli program would employ five or six millions last full, ll didn't and Hopkins thought up CWA. in November it was announced that 4,000.000 would be employed In 30 days. .Spends .Hilliim Dollars Projects completed include refitting nnd rebuilding of public buildings, beauiificallon of parks, highway coiibtructlon, saniliitlou, pest control nnd other socially useful programs. Special' jobs were created for women, skilled labor and white collar men. CWA was gradually demobilized and finally washed up April 1. It cost aboul a billion dollars. A new, threefold program takes its place, covering dislressed families in urban, rurul. and slnuided communiiles. Hopkins had WIO.OOO.OOO loft when lie abolished CWA and Roosevelt will ask congress [or from S700.0CO.OOO to $900,000.000 more to carry him through the fiscal year 1934-35. Fins Hup* on Industry Most of the money being spent now goes lo the new work relief program, which employes 2,000.000 ex-CWA workers and leans heavily on the hope thai Industry will employ more of the others. More than three-lourtlis of Emergency Work Division's projects are continuation of CWA projects, with "lousy stuff" eliminated • and an effort to avoid such graft, politics, and poor administration as crept Into CWA. The oflicial dilTercnliaiion between CWA and EWD is that, whereas CWA workers were federal employes receiving (re pay checks, the workers are now employed by states, ceramics, 'and communilies and are signed up only on a basis of need. • * * Had Humble SUrt . . 1 The rural program covers '; 600.000 farm families which have : been I on relief and stresses reliabllita-l lion to put them on n self-sup- porling basis. Hopkins hopes his resettlement- subsislcnce plan will take care o! 200.000 families this year. Hopkins, who must carry on: those programs, is now 43 ycai.-,] old. He was born rather poor in' Sioux City. Ta., was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinncll college, Iowa, where he worked his way and studied economies and sociology, and began as director of a boys' camp In New York. He was an executive successively of the Association for Improving j the Condition of the Poor, Red! Cross and New York Tuberculosis! and Health A-ssociaiion. ! He plays bridge, poker, golf, and I has fished for perch and sharks. '. He likes prize fights, horse-racm-;, j modern literature and poetry and doesn't mind a drink. He lives with his wife and 2- year-old daughter in a Connecticut avenue apartment house. He thlnfti in billloni at he iluctici huge recovery ptQJKti, Misery of million till burden, but ilill can iniife. Hun-) I,. Hoi'kh's, dlruicn- ul ilie l-Vdenil-Kiun There'i fae in hit e$e IU he haninim home hh biting /0(,'ic. Relief AilitihiMriKliiii, l« four lynli.il |KISC». Mysterious Plague Big Lake Blackbird Hordes Those blackbirds that hrve,i)ut back of It nil wns the de- roo.ncd by the Ihoiwinds on tln-jslrc to rid himscK ,ol his un- government reservation m li!n l.ake and pinguid fannm around Manila aru now vivlims ,cf a pliigue und "can't lab- if. No less an authority than Kid Wilg]il. Big i.-nke township constable, fimner, still 'moonshine) miller and sportsman extiaiinlln- iiry, is responsible for the stale- inr-m that Ihe birds nrf having a hard time of it. Wrlalu tays he feels >nrry loi' Ihe birds even though they Imve been pestering him and his neighbors for months. II was ihe 131*; Lake constable who some lime a«o publicly invited Blyilrevilte niiii- across the lake. welcome and greedy yucM.s. ihe Kid sadly admitted". Now the tlrd.s [ire ix'iishlng uy the hundreds, the Kid reporls, up. parundy Ihe victims of some strunge nnd mysterious disease. There is no dark plot back of tlie rapidly growing list of fatalities, the constable insists iwltlioul winking}, pointing o;il thai ihe birds have had the benefit of a home on the government reservation where (according lo Ihe Kid) even Manila cill/cns dare net but obey thc'h/.v. The birds, their I fcalheis drooping, appear slug- for a short lime, refusing to Plan-100 Per Cent Attendance at Two-State Conference Next Week The entire membership of the ocal notary club mid many of the 'Anns" plan to ntleml Hie convention of Rotary clubs In Memphis Wednesday mid- Thursday, May 9 and 10. Fifty-five, clubs will be represented. 31 In Mississippi with 750 members, and 24 In Ark- umns wilh 1190 members. The host club In Memphis has 200 memlwrs. 11 is expected that ISoo visitors, Including wives and families of lirlarUins. will be ihere for the Joint conference of the Itith iMisslsstppli und HID 02nd 'Arkun?as) dislrlcls. The Memphis cttib, already registered 100 per cent for member* and their wives. Is making elaborate preparations for n "new deal" fiilcilahiment that will embrace Churches Urged to Advertise Services PHILADELPHIA <UPI-Ncwsun- per advertising by the churches MS urtcd In un address here by K vm , n o"nftcrnoon pro-am"' DIs" \\nltci-Cluike, head of Ihe cdl- Uriel dinners and then a Joint O May 9 Ihere will he a general morning session for both dls- Irlcts followed by luncheons but Icilnl depaitmeiii of Ihe Presb.v- U-riun GiMieral Assembly. "The church must follow the example of business men who spend money In tluin liny other medium." Clarke sfild. "The church has ihc best (hint; Iheie is to sell to humanity. 'To reach humanity, it advertise. The church has u n Ihe news columns of a newspaper, bin lo be effective II must .supplement fr;e space with ge them there was fine svxnt to be te niii- B or a sor nssuriiy; H.v. and ihen are had tor the mere trip, slavini; blackbirds uy Ihc hundreds. "'To make his Innlatlon alluring lire farmer-constable told of all the lonally their bodies. Ooaling along of ncwspaix-r adverlls- l;cr dance will conclude the day. On May 10, district conferences will he held In the morning and unothrc joint conference in the afternoon, with Ihe annual banqiiel and hall ul night. Special cntcniilniiicnt features will be provided for women vlslt- iniistj orii throughout, the two days, In;],!],„ [eluding guest tickets to all theaters und country club paities. The Joint convention is the first , en . of the kind to be held In n num- Amcrlcan Christians take a leaf from their biethren In Japan, where active newspaiicr evangelism has teen a Miccchs for several years." WAPPINCJ, Conn. trans and other sundry ! to "e "skinny." At a supixjr given . . . , ""I «s Kid Wright finishes his I by workers of- the Federated nis neighbors had | inlc of tlin plague-ridden plague Church, the charge wa<; u nennv s wltli chilis, mouse ' you hear him humming us he turns for each Inch of waist iisnr Rotary ficial visitors. years. Representatives of' Inlenialloiuii will be of- Rend Courier News Want Ads., aj "Bye. Bye. Blackbird". T'.'HiB Raw Milk Phnn* 14 Craig's Dairy for the experience and she has! n "d most of it is prepared at Ber- done advertising and been ac-1 sen. Norway, according lo John count executive for an export Keilland, manager of the M. H. She came to Washington' Keilland Corp., there, who rucent- DepArimeni of Commerce j '>' visited here. Keilland declared trade specialist in Ihe Hoover ad-; lll!lt approximately 30,000 persons '"'"'•• — ' «re engaged in catching the cod ministration. | from which the oil is extracted Hoops and Bnstlrs in Show nss debutantes and sub-debs paraded in hoops. - bustles and large, plumed hats, stylish in a bygone decade, in a fashion reuie. The oldest dress was worn orig- isally in Scotland in 1793 during the Empire period. I Pays for a Kcauti/rcst Mattress Hubbard Furniture Co. The Seminole Indians were granted more land for their reservation in Broward county by the 1933 Florida legislature. Find Wonderful New Face Powder Poor complexions and old looking skins lack protection. Preserve your skin with the new wonderful Pace Powder MELLO-GLO used by so many beautiful women. Its special tint and finish are so youthful. NfELLO-GLO stays on longer, prevents large pores, nnd spreads so smoothly. Purest powder made and does your skin, SOc and $1. not irritate _Adv B FOR SALE PURE WHIPPOORWILL PEAS Prices Right THE CRAFTON CO. Phone ,9,9.9 We Take Script THE HEIGHT OF GOOD TASTE ff Luckies are made of only the clean center leaves —the mildest, best-tasting tobaccos. And then, 'It's toasted' for thtoat protection. Every Lucky Sttike is round, firm, fullyp.u-k-cil — no loose ends. That's why J.ncit-js "keep in condition'—do not dry out. Luckies are always in ill-way^ kind to yo "It's toasted" Y Luckies are all-ways kind (o your throat Only the Center Leaves-these are the Mildest Leaves •^

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