Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 31, 1957 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 31, 1957
Page 7
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Friday Evening, May 31, 1957. Farmers' Share in Food Dollar Shows No Change From Year Ago WASHINGTON (UP)—The farm- •r's share ot the consumer food dollar for the first three months of 1957 was 39 cents—the same .as a year ago—despite increases in both farm and retail prices, the Agriculture Department reported today. An Increase in marketing charges on farm-produced foods kept the farmer's share from getting any larger. Marketing charges—the middleman's take—were 4 per cent higher in the first quarter than in the lame period in 1056, the department said in its publication, "The Marketing and Transportation Situation." Prices received by farmers for farm-produced food items were 5 firms may be able to keep costs' down to some extent by increasing output per man->hour and other improvements in efficiency. It added consumers probably will continue the present high level of expenditures for food- throughout 1957. Restaurant Buying Up The department said total net income 6! the leading firms processing farm products was larger in 1956 than in 1955 according to data compiled • by the First National City Bank of New York. The data showed the combined net incomes (after/taxes) of 153 leading food manufacturing firms was 8 per cent larger last year than in 1955. Increases ranged from 4 per cent for 18 corporations in the bak- genorally increased during year. The department said buy last further increases are likely in marketing charges during 1957, mainly becau.se of prospective advances in costs. The cost of the department's mythical "market basket" for the first quarter was at an annual rate of $98fl. Of this the farm value was ?3l$ or 39 per cent while the marketing margin was $602. A year ago the market basket was at an annual rate of $948. The farmer got $309 and the middleman $579. In each period the farm- «r's share was 39 per cent. • The department .said marketing than in 1955. The department said that as per cent higher than a year earlier ing industry to 24 per cent for 23 and retail prices paid by consum-! sugar refining companies, ers were up 4 per cent. Higher! The combined net income (after prices for meat and meat animals i taxes) of 27 ahain retail food store accounted for much of the rise in j companies was Zl per cent larger consumers' and farmer,?' prices. Further Increases Likely The department said operating costs of food marketing firms generally were higher in fehe first quarter than they were a year earlier. Hourly earnings-of food marketing employes averaged about 6 per cent higher. Transportation charges were up and railroads have asked the Interstate Commerce Commission for further increases in freight rates. Prices of supplies, equipment and other things marketing firms their incomes have risen consumers have spent more for food including that bought in restaurants and other eating places. They spent an average of $419 per person in 1956 compared with $336 in 1950. This increase resulted partly from bigger food purchases by consumers but also from purchases of more expensive food and more marketing services. Consumers spent 25 per cent of their disposable income for food in 1956. Food of the same type and quantity as they bought in 1935-39 would have taken only 16 per cent of their income, the department said. Read the Classified Ads Far All Occasions GREETING CARDS "Unit say what you want to say' HIATT'S NEXT TO LOGAN THEATRE PERSONAL EVANGELISM NEW YORK (UP)—Billy Graham, who is conducting an evangelistic crusade in Madison Square Garden, said he got in a cab several nights ago and asked the driver to take him to the Garden. "What's" on tonight?" the cabbie asked. "Billy Graham the evangelist is preaching there," Graham answered.. "How does he compare with Billy Sunday," the cabbie asked. "No comparison," said Graham, "Sunday was much better." LIFEBOAT RACE NEW YORK (UP) — A crew from the Norwegian - American liner Stavangerfjord won a boat race in the Hudson River Thursday, but not in their trans-Atlantic liner. The crew negotiated a lifeboat over a choppy one - mile course in-nine minutes, 30 seconds to edge out a crew from the U.S. tanker Esso Brooklyn and win the annual life boat rowing race. MIXING IT UP CHICAGO (UP)—Bartenders of the Midwest will meet here next week for a drink-mixing contest to give "recognition and stature" to bartending by "focusing public attention on their role in the social life of the nation." AUTOMATIC COFFEE MASTER Mr,':es 1 to 10 perfect cups ot coffee every time. Correct water temperature, agitation and brewing time controlled automatically. Solid copper vessel for most efficient heat conduction. Nickel and chrome plated inside and outside for lastint; beauty. 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