The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 1, 1950
Page 11
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THURSDAY, TONE 1, 1950 {AMC.V COURTEH PAGE BT.EYFW Job Prospects Brighten —- " • For College Graduates HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Gimps'Disappearing from U.S.; Buttonholes Are How Machined Bj (AM DAWSON NEW YORK, June 1. (m— Fewer layoffs, higher job totals, longer work weeks and therefore greater take-home pay are reported. Tills Is pleasant news today (or the hal[ million college graduates hit- •^Bng the job-hunting trail. '' Most observers warn tnem that the trail will be rougher and longer than any time since the end of the war. But trie pickup In business generally makes the prospect brighter than It was at mid-term. Four out o[ every five college graduates this year will tie employed by Oct. 1. tlie Northwestern Katlonal Life Insurance Co., of Minneapolis predicts today. It bases this on estimates of placement officials In a survey of 128 colleges and universities. Senior Crop Is High The senior crop Is at a record high, and pre-graduatlon hiring has been slower this year In most schools. Large companies have been taking fewer new employees per firm, placement officials say. But ninny schools report & sharp in- cease this spring in the number of small companies seeking college graduates. Success in placing this year's crop of technological graduates is reported in Atlanta by' Hie associated industries of Georgia. The association woixs closely with Georgia's educational institutions In ^finding jobs for graduates. j^ Gaduates Warned Most colleges have been warning their graduates this spring that they will have to hunt harder and longer for jobs than did last year's class. But Northwestern, National Life Insurance Co. contends that. even so, this will be a better year for the job-seeking college graduate than was considered normal before the war. Its survey also shows that four out of every five schools report that starting salaries of their graduates this year will be as high as In 1349, and those reporting a droo say it is very slight. •>F" FOR FREEDOM— ' one of the 1000 colored balloons released by anti - Communist Qcrliners as counter-propsisamla to the German Communist youth organizations in the Soviet sector Besides a large white letter "F" lor freedom, the balloon shows a Red youth behind Mrtol wire and asks Ihe question "FDJ for whom are you narching?" The bnlloon weighted with leaflets. is U. S. Approves German Corssul BONN, Germany, June 1. OT — The United Stales government has approved' appointment of Dr. Helm Krckeler as the first post-war German consul general to the. U.S.. German authorities said yesterday. Krekeler is a deputy of the right wing free Democratic: Parly In the Ruhr Valley state of North Rhlne- Westphnlia. He is a chemist who worked for the German oil industry before the war. He is expected to establish his office in New York City. NEW yortK (#)— Every day ft wake up to a new crisis. And don't think we haven't got a grim one lor today. It's this: America is getting short of gimps. There are plenty of old gimps, but there aienf enough strong young new gimps coming along. A gimp Is a person who earns his living sewing buttonholes. •There are only about 3.500 buttonhole makers left In this country —and most of them are'old men," said John Maxlmilltan Dappert, the Rembrandt in this field. '•The young people seem not interested too inucl) in buottonholes They seem interested in other things." Heresy lo Bappert This Is heresy to Bappert who recently was picked by a trades school here as the nation's outstanding buttonhole maker. His family sewed buttonholes for three generations before him In 'Hungary Happeit. a quiet, stocky man 42, came here at the age of 13. He figures that in the last 20 years he has made 13.020.000 loops with til: needle In sewing about 348.000 but lonlioles. lie averages 12,000 but tonholes a year. 1 do not, find it null," tie said "People think there .is nothing t it. They say. 'what is a buttonhole A buttonhole Is nothing.' But takes years of work to learn make a buttonhole right." Bappert supervises 18 gimps i the buttonhole department of Sli: arts hand-tailored firm. It take him five minutes to make a 4 loop buttonhole. Works Wi Hi mil Glasses He v;orks without glasses. "My eyes are good," lie said. Bappert doubts that the fin* old rt of msldng buttonholes by hand 111 ever die. Machine Hok It Untidy The micKlne-made buttonhole oes not look *o nice and neat," said. "We need to teach the oung people to make buttonholes." Bappert »lso helps out with the cuing at home. HU wife IE in xperl dressmaker, but he says she asn't mastered the skill of making utUmholea. 'So far It looks like I'm going to be the last one in the family In he business." he said, sadly. "1 j lave only a daughter. My brother.! who is a barbel, nas four children. I But they are all girls, too." I When he was * small boy, his >arents despaired of making a gimp out of him. leaning (• l*eft '•They saw I was leaning !o my left hand in playing games," he ; recalled. "They thought it was out- j ragcous, They had never heard oi ' left-handed buttonhole maker. I "In Europe people thought it wat i terrible to be left-handed. So my < family made me change to thr right hand. , "And you know, in all the yean since then I dldn". see one left- handed buttonhole maker. "There Is nothing impossible, but 1 couldn't even Imagine It—a left- handed buttonhole maker. How would he do it?" can read anything—even the snia print on a check. His buttonholes are strictly for coats ami vests, in 29 years he hasn't even seen a pair of trousers in his workroom. "Ninety per cent of the trousers hjve slide fasteners made buttonholes." he machine- said, "so . they have nothing lo do with me at all." Despite the shortage of gimps. Rodents Lose Weight In Los Angeles Drive LOS ANGELES, June 1? W). Rough on rats, Los Angeles says II Is Students of rodents who may hav asked. "Where are the rats ot.yes- teryear?" got this answer yesterday from City Health Officer Qeorgr j M. Uhl: In 1924. the average lx>s Angele rat weighed I", pounds; now H weighs ^i of a pound. Litters that Ihcn numbered 18 lo '10 have dropped off lo six or eight. In the last nine months, the city> traps have caught, only 301 rats— "an hour's catch back In 1924." say-. Dr. Uhl. He credits the improvement to his rodent control program h Ae finwt fc «*mtifkafly-<3isip»d, qunlity- fcuilt, imirUr tailored "leep units at no more than iyoa'd expect to pay for »n ordinary innerepring mat- Ure« or box *vin(. 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