The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1951 · Page 1
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PAGE TWO BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1W1 HAL lOYLI'S COLUMN American Shoppers Get More Honest Each Year; Morality Is Not Lost NEW YORK W— Are you worried about the disclosures of widespread immorality In high and low levels of American life? Take heart. All Is not American department store customer is getting more honest every year, This cheering note comes from Max Hess, chairman of the Consumer Education Committee of the National Retail Drygoods Association. It represents more than 7,000 U.S. department stores, Hess has just made a nationwide survey that found the morality of the nation's millions o! bar- chases than older women. The articles most commonly returned by women are dresses. With men It's shirts. cst. The] Men Keep Necklles Most men DO keep tiiose Christmas gift neckties. Only .0106 per cent were returned last year. Hess emphasized that, mast department stores today prefer that a custome^ return merchandise he is dissatisfied with rather than retain it. The theory: Long-term goodwill is always worth more than the profit on any one transaction. In his own department store at. Allentown, Pa., he ha-s a policy of gain seeker* Is at an all-time peak. ] refunding the purchase price wlth- "The study shows a marked In- out question, no matter how long crease in botti honesty and consideration on the part of the public," he said, "specifically in relation to the bugaboo of retail stores— refunds and exchanges." He said that in the last decade the percentage of merchandise returned had dropped from S.4 per cent to 2,1 per cent. Fewer Trlcki Are Tried But his most heartening conclusion — heartening to department store owners as well as students of morality — is that the customers try tricks in returning fewer shadier goods. "Consumer honesty, as a matter of fact, has become almost universal, He.sjtsaid. "Attempted returns of used or deliberately damaged merchandise is only an Infinitesimal .0027 per cent of the total, as opposed to 1,039 ten years ago." This record would be even better, he remarked, except for an occasional lady who takes out a full set of expensive chin aw are, ostensibly to buy It, but in reality to impress her guest* at a fancy dinner party in her home. - Food Left on Plates "When she • returns the chinaware » few. days later, she .sometimes hasn't even bother to scrap all th* food off the platen. Some other result* of his sun'ey: Men are getting more fickle than women; they are responsible for 65 percent of merchandise returns as compared to 33 per cent a decade ago. Young women return more pur- ago th« sale was made. 1901 Hloutt Repurchased "Recently we took back a blou.se that an 89-year-old lady had bought from us in 1901," he said. "We were glad to gel it back for historical purposes, and gave her far more than she had paid for it." Another woman returned t;oine yarn she bought in 1927, and explalnted: "Never did find a chance to knit that sweater." HCS.S had to turn down one small boy, however, who came In and wanted to exchange his newly born baby brother for a sister. "I already have a brother," the little boy said. But Hess had a reasonable ex(iuse: the baby brother hadn't come from hU department store. ANTI-BRITISH BLOT - An Egyptian nationalist demonstrator blacks put Lalin figures on tha license plate of a British- made car in Cairo, Egypt. All English and other non-Arabic signs throughout the country got the same treatment from citizens expressing t h e ir anti - British sentiment. Gasoline Price 'Down' SINGAPORE (API—The cost o gnsolhle Is going down—some. One company announced a 2-cen reduction to $.52 per gallon. CIO Eyes Plan to Settle Own Disputes NEW YORK. Nov. 1. } — The CIO has devised a plan for settling its own inter-union disputes before they explode Into crippling JurSs- dictional walkouts. The executive board, representing 41 unions affiliated with the CIO, hajt unanimously approved an elaborate plan for settling differences as they HT/SO between member unions over organizing new groups of workers. CIO President Philip Murrny tolri reporters yesterday tlmt (he pro- grrim, which ends with arbitration by A permanent peacemaker, would not "unscramble now in existence. any omelets" Master's Degree Climaxed 'Painful and Slow' Climb »y RUTH LKK (School CorrMponclent) When Octavia Shivers, first grade /eacher at Elm Street Negro Grade School, joined her class In the school ong at Tuskcgee Institute's summer commencement. Aug. 10, she could sing with deep unrterstand- ng the two lines "Thy hand we have held up the difficult steps, when painful and slow was the step ' If "painful and slow" are meant to describe all the academic and fl- lanclal struggles which often precede degrees, the master of education degree she received In the col- icge chapel marked the end of a long .hard climb, 1 Holding both A bachelor of science degree which she received In 1941 and a master's degree from TusV.e- gce Is not unique among that institution's alumni, but the lact that Octavia did every hour of her credits during summer sessions does indicate an unusual energy and persistence. '•' Her master's degree is the result of her father's ambition for her, and of her own desire to be able to go beyond "refiutreil" subjects which accompany the bachelor's degree. I wanted to take some sublecls of my own choice." she explains. Family of Teachers Octavia could hardly have escap- lutely sure It WM worth th« effort, and Is proud to h»v« had »uch * long and happy connection with one of th« South't JiDMt institutions of higher learning—one which can trace Its history to Booker T. Washington. For a master's major, Octavii quite naturally chose a major In child study, which Included a lot of testing, and for her elective classes In audio-visual aids, guidance, and library science. At Elm Street, she considers herself a "handy mm," for In addition to teaching the first graders, she supervises the school's physical education program and attends to the library. ' School activities leave her hardly any time to pursu* other Interests, but she still llkis to sew. Bhe used to make all her own clothei and those of her daughter, she says. When she was 12 years old she had a complete exhibit »t the county fair. Religion was just as Important » part of her family life a* education, and she has been for many years a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, where she sings In he choir and teaches a Sunday School cla.ss, If Get* O/ppmf | At $1 fir Day Roto TRIPOLI (AP) — It It cot ting ore th«M d>ys to be a VIP—very mportant p«rson. On » bulletin ward in a transient hostel of whellut Air Fore* Field, Tripoli, ap- jears this sign: "A wrvic« charge of 50 cents p*r lay it charged to transient officers Ociavla Shjvrr« tivkc care of it Several of her brothers and sisters still live at the old home. Her high school education was obtained In fragments also, mainly because she stopped her own cdu- eel Ihe teaching profession had she cation temporarily to be assistant to tried, for all elsht o! her brothers her sister In a Magnolia school. and slslcrs have at some time been'Following her high school gradua- school teachers. Four still are. I tic--, she taught three years in The first, grade teacher was born ' Louisiana, on her father's form In Maqnolia,' Miss., where she lived until going to Barehand Catch Made VANCOUVER, B.C. Wl — Robert MeBay, 67, caught a 10-pound salmon with his bare hands at Kitsi- lano Beach hore. He waderf into the water with his clothing on and scooped the fii;h up, taking Ifl minutes to subdue the Hipping salmon. Of total Alaskan commercial fish- the parish training school in Kent-i sn e came to Blythevl wood, La., for her h! s h school cdu-!„£„,, tcnching at Flat cation. Her background was pattern- (a] | of 193() and in , 933 ed by a mother and father «'ho saw that each of their nine children had a high school education, and who | gave, each a. home when he mar- j rled. Nine homes were given under these circumstances. Some of her earliest memories are connected with her fattier. EmiJe Carmel. who. when he died at 72. had seen all his children married. The big house which he built gradually for his large family began with a single room (a kitchen) built in Pike County. Miss., on 20 acres of land which he bought with careful- ly-sEived money. Put Education First His children's educations came before everything. Octavia remembers, and he never kept any of them After her marriage to M. J. Shivers, whom she met at Tuskegce, Blythevlllc In 102S, Lake In the became first grade teacher at Elm Street School. Wentl.ering a depression and supporting a daughter, who Is now a sophomore at Tuskegee, matte higher education seem almost inaccessible at times. Even now Octavia confesses that she and her husband, who lacks only a few hours on his master's degree, have made many sacrifices during the years since 1033. Worth the Effort But. at the same time, she is abso- ing. salmon accounts for 85 per cent out of school to wovk. As the family In value. Increased, the house expanded to A LIFT FOR LIF.i NO OTHIR BRINK PICKS uki WADE H. 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