The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1939 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 5, 1939
Page 5
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OCTOBER 5, 1939 COUU1EK NBW8 Co-Operative Hosioay' Clicks Minister Is President Of I Hosiery Firm; Orders Exceed Capacity KV MAUKUN liUT/STKIN' (H'riHcn for Ni:,v Service 1'HH-AUEU'fIIA, Oct. 2.— Three Hundred men and women, rccruil- c<l from the ranks of the unemployed, have banded together hero m sclf-sust dining, cooperative industrial units which are today prn- (luctng [heir weekly incomes imcl wjileh, they Irusl, will lie the sources of future proflls to be equally divided among them. . In three hosiery plants, one carpet and one towel establishment, these men and women uro K'crkmg under union conditions at machines whieJi belopg to them and In factories which they jiavc purchased through pooling (heir separate funds. In the resultant compante;, each member of the cooperative Is allowed !o have only one vote ami each member can have only the same amount of financial investment, in the plant as his neighbor. These cooperative enterprises arc the realization of an itha fostered by the Reverend David C. Colony, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, in the textile section of Philadelphia. When Rev. Colony first came to this working-class district, he found an appalling number of jobless, particularly among the hosiery workers Determined to alleviate conditions in his parish, he decided that enterprises along the lines of the cooperatives in the Scandinavian countries might be a solution of the unemplovmcnt EMPLOYES CHIPPED' IN ssoo 'EACH' The newest of the plants opened under the cooperative aegis is the Colonymaid Hosiery Company. On its 20 machines, 1300 dozen pairs of stockings arc being turned out weekly. The two-story plant employs 72 workers, equally divided between men and women, and each with an initial investment of 4300. This plant came into being when the owners of Fashionmairt stockings decided to go out of business. The men and women who had been •working at Fash- ionrnaid came to ilev. Colony, because they" knew of the success he had had in the less ' than two years in which he had been working to develop the cooperatives. - C'Wc succeeded .in buying the '•"'!;&. Hjant for $30,000,"- Dr.. cph ony said. '"Since each of" 'the "12 employes invested S3CO, we had $22,000 to begin with. We paid 50 per cent of the costs in cash Kiid got a two-year mortgage tor the balance. The Fushionmaicl name WHS changed to Colonymaid. The plant Is now in full swing of. production, with our "goods sold far months and months ahead. "This particular plant hns a board of directors of seven, four o'llcm and three directors, all chosen by the members of tiic cooperative and all workers in the shops, except myself, r am (he president cf this plant. All the workers are members as Individuals of (lie Federation of Hosiery Workers, CJO, and 'the plant pay's union wages." TIIRKE COOPERATIVES' MAKE HOSIEK'Y ' A second cooperative enterprise is the Colony Hosiery Corporation. now about a year old. The machinery for this plant' was purchased from another hosiery company when that firm put in new experimental machinery and wished' to sell some of Its eld machines. In Hie Colony, 55 workers are 'jiisy at the machines, turning out .stockings on a 44-hour week. Thtse workers invested S20D each in order to outfit their plant. Rev, I Colony borrowed $15.000 from the' RPC to make up the rest thn', was needed. In their first yc^r of operation, the Colony Ilosiury Corporation increased its equity by S1830 and paid oil $250 per month on .the loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation general view of the machines in th Righl: Lewis Nuskev Niiskvy examine me company boots. Vicu-t'rosicicni The two-story brick building which houses the co-operative Colony- maid Hosiery Co. ill Philadelphia. Only Woman Highway Contractor Says She Travels Rocky Road . The thud hosiery plant is call- widely-known road and nillroud ccnlrnctor in Southern West Virginia, died in 1M2. And, as during tlieir 22 years of man-led life, she Imtl worked with him on every one of his jobs, she was determined to carry on. "Cailractlng Is the only thing I ever knew, how lo do." Averaging a twelve-hour day, Mrs. Staples Is fairly exhausted when she quits at night. Then she Kots he mo lo "loaf." "The work Is so lu\id thai it saps one's slraiglh," she said. "I'm dead tired when 1 get through at night." Mrs, Staples said thnT^ull siim'rt women will slick to housework and leave the iimn-slMtl'' j;bs alone—they're too tough. I know.." Then j-lio added: "I hnlc (o admit It, )>ni road contracting Isn't a lady's j;b. But it's nil i know . . . imd 1 have to make a living!" Pet Sea Gull Returns From Summer Vacation ABERDEEN,. Wash. (UPJ-Simi- mcr is over and toilny'oswn, "11 seagull, was swooping nmi tlml- lerlns over the waters of Ornys Hnrhor after an absence cf ICO days. Tliis year, as In the past 15, .Oswa -left in llio. spring for parts unknown. As usual, ho returned fKm hli summer pilgrimage. His departure and arrival have been checked each year. The ustiiii length of his sunnner tour is 150 days. His ollicial "trainer" is A. P. Telzlalf, under whose tutelage Oswa lias beccnie .something of nn international figure. Even London papers have told of O.wa, wlio cn- lers the bridge house here and allows Ihc crew to pick.him up while lie feeds from their hands. Oswn still wears a \K« Iraticl which identifies him on his return —although coast natives assert that lliey would recognize his-cry anywhere. Northeast Arkansas Football Conference PAGE FIVt School Coming Kin lc I'lSSOU HiTlor (wreli ending Sepl, 30) Wtn Ti«| I'ol. 1,000 Chair Framev/ork Of Texas Steer Horns HIUAM. O. (UP)—Mrs. J. O. Ncwcomb has as her most priml possession a chair made from the horns of Texas Ions-horn steers. It was a gift lo her father, t|ic late Prof. Cqlman Cancvolt. Tim entire frame Is made liom the steer-horns and the seat covering is of lecpard's ;,kin. It bcar.s a silver name plate engraved Jan. 1, Mrs. Maude Staples, only woman road contractor, comes on Ihu ju!> «.'.iriy, icavcs laic. Above, she riite on one of her giant steam shoved. ONf.Y WOMAN-a-1 l!ad cd the. Hnlby Hosiery Corpora- B ,,j,. lion. It includes 33 workers and ctmai t-vm\, », they occupy vacant space which , H ri i ^', Vi,.-rjirls. was found on the scccond Horn- of , . '" >ol ' r '•"'"ing and liish- the building which tlin Colony K '' 5 """: ""» 'rave the Hosiery Corporation acquired. the three hosiery plants, there is' N ° cynical male uttered lh:re -- • • , word.-; Ihcy came from Mrs Staples of Charleston, an S80.COO investment. REPORTS BUSINESS j IS nOOJIING I "We are overwhelmed with or- 1 ^dcrs," reported Rev. Colony, "and arc working Iwo shifls si day. We had lo turn down orders for 5500.- OC.O in' Hie last six months because we simply could not fill thorn. "Our" workers o'.vn the plant and therefore take great pride In their work, conserve waste and are secure in -their jobs because they know .they cannot be dismissed except by the will of the whole body. Ho tar we have had no dismissals. We do hove foremen who sec Ihiil. proper discipline is maintained, but these foremen, iikc the officers of Ihc board, are elected by the cooperative." These cooperative mills do not sell under the rate of the market, but sell at the market rales. The •wages paid are, for the skilled leggevs and footers, from S3S to S13 a week, and, for teamers and ioopers, from $27 to $29 per week. ,. Maude , The men and women In I ho plants, including the live aiitl , tovel, are now forming a cooperative council which will eiicour- , v . »'ho shotiW know what she's '"e ab:ut, for s he i s the only 'luu'™ C01l(raclor '» lhc en'„,.„' Lf^',, 5 "'" Mrs - Staples, . L l^™ ? , C<i woman ' has n f' Jl / gc ct road con ° n '*?'' 5t Iln \<" mals con?,"" ^ has had plenty of ' " I0re than l cv ^ r The only roasm thai l,cin-> a *oman dossn't handicap her nfuch t"rad!n f!>CU1 ' ;U ShC * no *s «««!»loin. She ' S !I|w\.,' r Ti "icrm, ^o'f with as S^rlunilT'' <)vilamitc [!,'! "K d '" ! " y ''^"wifTwhm ta?k- DESPITE HMN _Her largest nndjnost difficult job e«e social events, in, u me they hope to buy a dairy, farm and open a meat and produce'cooper- i£nv A Frc " 11 lhc l lrolit -« •>' both, they expect lo erect a hous, cofl W Dividual garden moving nearly four miles ol mountainside Icrderinr; u. H. ROUI.C No. GO. starling a mile above Alloy, '' W. Va. . She used a crew ol .Vj woikmci), incliuliiiE tlncc of her lour s:ns, lo move about 3000 yards of dirt and rock a day and make "cuts" j in lhc mountainside more than 150 j feet high. When Mrs. Staples vas inter- dc«cd. it was raining hard and the gr;niKl was .-i sea of mud. If you think she was .sitting in a cotiUortable chair in a cozy office near tlio job. you err. She was In the center of w;rtc. Even during Ihc interview she didn't stop working. She continued to Issue orders lo her'men, inspect parts of the J:l> already completed, tell job hunters she was • sorry but she liad "nolhuig at' present." and even rjol in llio mud to direct ttuflio through the de- Uiir. Mrs. Staples did not take: over ;i man-sliced Job because she was seeking thrills. Necessity forced the choice. Her husband, T. G, Staples, a NEW, LOW Special Prices ' Assure Yntt CiiTiil Tire STANDARD TIRES I'ofnliontns lliiiristniri; Nt'vvurk 1.000 .500 .000 .250 .000 .000 .000 .00(1 .000 .00 tl ,000 Results of games pluyed September 22: Marked Tree !•), Stoan-llcndrtx 6; CXsccoln 20, I'ociihonlns 0] I'ls- tiull \1, Koxle U; Uyess 0, linrlo 0. Thomas Ofi For Gotham Carrying Crying Towel TUSCALOOSA. Aln., pet, 5 (Ul 1 ) -Cdiicli Krnnk TJiCina.s of tliu Ala-. bum crimson Tide eimi; livo bltiw loilny us he prepiii'ed to tnK« Ills cliai'Ui's lo Now York, for a four- slur iuteiwclioiKil foo'tbiill gnme with (lie Fordlmm nmiis. Fuuc reutilurs wero on the lios- lillnl list hidttdliijj the. heralded S.iiuly Snnlbrd, who htuv never missed n iiuid goji or cxlra-pclnt nllcmjit sluco ho JIM bci? \v|t)i llio! IWo, Bmifoix) slnvllicg n nuisclp Jn hts Dtace-HlcXIug leg yesterday and 'Ihomas snkl ho would be 'available: only for "cmcreMiry duly' 1 agniitisi I'orilliam. Onnl. Onrry Cp.v, center, 1 Tackle Hobby Wood ami llnlftmck ulliy BlpJiiinoiis wcro the oliiors Injured. M\ expected to piny Saturday but Imd Ijijcn umiblc to pRrdclpntc (n practice this week, Luxora And Arrnorel To Play At Jonesboro l.UXOKA, Avk.-Nceesslly Is llio mollior gf Invention mu| that's bow tlx-i»au football ciiine Into reality, J;iH'sboi'q grid hips will tjei tiich- [Irel peck at Hie pccwcq jjniiic lo- nlltllt ivt ol$hl p'cloc'X lit Knys J'leltl when ll^c Luxoni and Armoicl mhl- BCt squad-i piny. ilvslden the jwvolly of |hc llUnx, tnus uvo likely to see a B ;oil jnni'a oi six-man football ns Ln,\om «on llio northeast Arkansas sljj mini title lust fall and Armovel hns c.'iiio up will) n crarkuvjHck leiun'nils UUI, plticcs In a hurry," "It lias qthci- -advantages also besides Us BWlftncss,'!' Romlg said. "I Imvc no parking problems, and I can g> places my ctir. 1 ' Cycle Conveyance Best, Insists Ohioan At 86 , o. <UI>) bui T. Honilg, 81), bellovi'S blcyclo is the best w.iy to "act Homlg's choice l)as (ts dlsad4 rac Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices I Kiily Drug Stores! Buy On Our Budget Plan! § w lillis Snipes, A; U'ainut . bjstanders stare at him and thaf playful dogs yap at his heels. OLD-TIME BOURBON FLAVOR IN IW.SAMUEIS 36" Printed 14c v,, . Allrncllvc ( designs | » 'in'! colors, Slioil ' *> ietigtlts lo' 20 yards. Oild woiilhor iihciiilt l.c( ficivinn (t!in|ieiiUui't'.s liiul you |ircj)(ired! Wni-m nulilnor tojjs for your ehildix'ir. . . plenty »f snnj; sweulois iu\tl fouls . . . servifi'nl>lg, wcaliicrniooi foohywii 1 , slovt's, mulenvcar, licddiuff-r-gct (hem nil nt 1'cnncy','! Our Klorc is cnimined full »f wnrin thiugs (hut liuijfh Hi told wcnthor—mid they wvur (he se.i- smi's VKKY LOWEST PIUUJ' 1 TA(]B, Uun'l tic- liiy—,|ator yoii'nin'y no| 1)« aljle (n (lu»lica(c thef>« P , 25% Wool I **. Men's Socks \\ 2 **&$ \\ \ 25' vnluo ^ solid col 01 s. . t \V\Vnfiii! Servift-nhlct LEAD; OTHERS FOLLOW; COMPARE THE QUALITY AND PRICE OF OUR REGULAR PRICED MERCHANDISE WITH MANY ADVERTISED SALE PRICES! Hoys' All Wool Mackinaws 3.98 I'laids! ' A new low prir.o scnsivtlop! Warm all wool "sports style with douljlc breasted front. Bolt. Men's 4.98 Men! Sport Back Style! JACKEtS If you have boon iicousloincrl lo paylnp Ihici; tlollun (01 Hill lype o[ coat, you will tnslimlly iccogilko Ilio liemcndo'a BIIVIIIBS we'ro offerlue you on Ihjs ilcml 'llieffl ucie <;on- Irnctcrt lor in Ihc early »pr|)ii' Wllon o\w 1500 fttoie-i nny cash lo n manutncturcr tlnrlng )ilb dull season, foi Ihous.iiKls of earmonU yon can readily iiniloislaix) why we can ollti you ihls high oiiallty Jacket at snth n low pilcci All \V«ml •McUiVn 2.49 32 -ounce, nil wool melton cloth r-hcavy weight! Smartly lailor«| spoil hack with Elide [listener froiit! Nnvy Wuel'filnsh pockets! H1/,KS ....... I .(is' Hoys' All'Wool JACKETS coiovfui o no 1'laid.s- 4mm t HI Heavyweight CJ2 01) all wool —real cold protection! Smart sports back with half bell! , fllcii'.s Crciv SWEAT SHIRTS Tlrononiy Tricctll 79c 1 Joys' Sixes I!)t; MATCHED OUTFITS /\ iN'uul (Iniform! A 'J'liugh Work Men's | .(IS i! (ivs i Siy,t,'s 1 Hmt fctycy T'ltsl Color! I''»lj|-ics! 1 oricclly malclii'd-iri vat dyed colors Hint STAV rlulitl The sUndy conslriicllon makes Item stron's'iis overall.';, vet evcu- Miliig tiboul them suggests .'marlncss-tlic dressy'rant* m graduated pallerns, the draw shirt type collar ami a buUon- llap pockets on the shirt, ih,; pearl buttons! Pcr.'cct js n uniform, for odd jobs for "roufliln; It"! WORK PANTS America's Toughest 1.49 Work 1'alits! Extra heavy (9 '.4 oz.) moleskin, barlack- cd and sturdily sewn! Full cut. .Solid Color '. BROADCLOTH Yd. II you're uccMsloiiin! lo pay- Is iSc yd. for bruiKfclolli, lakn adv^ntai^r, nf this 111611- «y-sirvinj targaln! UbarnU- leed fast colorl Hurry—limited quantity. ])]SH CLOTHS 17'xl7" Mesh Weave! Unbleached! Striped Borders! , COTTON BATTS 2-ponntl, linblnuchccl coUqn! A fcaluro! .72"x?0" ! ...Kadi .NU-TONIC I'KLN'TS Fast color! Fall pallerns!.The dross print valiiu of Ihc year! Yti. 2c 22c 7c FLOUR SACK SQUARES . Oiciichctl, lauiidcrcicl antl IIIMII- ! iiiiy an rihiUt;! of these so niaiiy practical lisas for them I riioiio sio

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