The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on July 8, 1918 · Page 3
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, July 8, 1918
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MONDAY, JULY 8,1«^_ TELci DAJUUr COCTB.IER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE THREES. NEWSY NOTES TELL WHATS HAPPENING INTHE MILL TOWN Delegate* Off to Attend the ; Elks' Convention at Atlantic City. DELEGATION WILL BE 1H PARADE iSerrlc* Fl»s oI'Lo*^ TOH »« Car- rted fcr W.T. Sta«ffer; R»v Keegwr UMxnscloB lor Boers Alter Rein? Harled Fion Ant»«olfle ; Sotes. . . SCOTTDAIJE, July 8.-- Thomas E. lave, Thomas Hayes. Sam Brown. Robert ailchrist and Edward Anderson lelt yesterday morning in Mr. love's car for Atlantic City There : they will attend the national convention of Elks. James Bates, representative to the graad lodge, went to Pittsburg -where he will join other members -who have a special train going to Atlantic City. Wilfred McKeon, the exalted ruler ot the lodge. and James Keegan will leave this evening. W. F. Stauffer will drive through in his new ear and will have bis car in the parade featuring Scottdale with the three sevens, B. P. O. E., 777, and the local service flag with an. inscription bearing the rum- bar ot the unit of th« Scottdale auxiliary of the Red Cross which presented the flag. 'With Mr. Stantfer in the parade will be Mr. McKeon, Mr. Keegan and James Bntes'. Antoist Injured. Oa Friday evening a crowd of boys were riding in the fptder machine made by Joe Maloy and driven by James Tray, who drives the street sweeper for the borough, when the steering rod refused to work. Kay Xeegan was thrown into a ditch and suffered .contusions of. the head and face. He- was unconscious for sever- j al hours and was dazed for five or six } hours that he was - unable to tell where he was. He was taken to the office of Dr. Pisula who dressed the wounds and later was taken to his Everson home. The accident happened on the brick road near the White school house. Attacked by Submarines. Mrs. Pretts has received a letter from her son. Corporal Paul Fretta, who arrived safely overseas some time »go. He tells in his letter of an i exciting time they bad going across as U-boats shot at them several times. Ctrl Sla»|thtCTS Snakes. · The Snow -White Lily class of 'the Union Sunday school 'met at the Staufter home of Miss ' Anna Jane i Weinman, Miss Adelaide McFadden ' had charge of the meeting. There ! was special music during the evening ' by Miss Keffer.- During the evening de girls desided to po fishing. On ' the trip they encountered .a nest of; snakes. Miss McFadden proved her- j self a heroine and amid the shrieks \ ot the other girls killed three that measured over 18 inches each. Those present were Delia and Leona Mills. Gertrude Keffer, Violet McCloy, Clara Shumaker and Adelaide McFadden. rfmniligftt Party. Miss Bessie Finley entertained a number of her friends with a. moon- i light party on Saturday evening at her horn* near Mount Nebo. The ] party was an old-fashioned one with I the square. dance and games. Delicious. refreshments were served and a very pleasant evening was spent, PlttsbMX Minister Here. Rev. Henry Compton of the Chil- ffren's Home of Pittsburg, spent yesterday here and assisted Rev. Ter- Imsb, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, with communion. Persona]. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Kcslar spent yesterday at Cresson. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Musgrove and family spent yesterday at Smithfleld. Joe Knowles, who is attending the army school at the University of Pittsburg spent Sunday at his home here. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur .Collins left yesterday to visit their son. Fred .Collins, who is at an eastern embarkation camp. Mrs. jChrist Marth lias gone to Pittsburs and Ohio to visit friends. Miss Fannie Smith is spending a -week in Pittsburg. William Mcllvain'of Carnegie, who has been the guest of Robert Hill, Sr., of Alverton, has returned to his home. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dillon of Mulberry street, are the proud parents of a son born Saturday. Edward J, Quinn of Tarr has .accepted a position as salesman for the Sanitary Chemical Manufacturing company and will cover five counties. Are the Packers Profiteers? Plain Facts About the Meat Business The Federal Trade Commission in its recent report on war profits, stated that the five large meat packers have been profiteering and that they have a monopoly of the market. finance huge stocks of goods and to provide additions and improvements made necessary by the enormous demands of our army and navy and the Allies. These conclusions, if fair and just, are matters of serious concern not only to those engaged in the meat packing business but to eVery other citizen of our country. The figures given on profits are misleading and the statement that the packers have a monopoly is unsupported by the facts. If you are a business man you will appreciate the significance of these facts. If you are unacquainted with business, talk this matter over with some business acquaintance--with your banker, say-and ask him to compare profits of the packing industry with those of any other large industry at the present time. . . . . . . The packers mentioned in the report stand ready to prove their profits reasonable and necessary. The meat business is one of the largest American industries. Any citizen who would familiarize himself with its details must be prepared for large totals. The report states that the aggregate profits of four large packers were $ 140,000,000 for the three war years. This sum is compared with $19,000,000 as the average annual profit for the three years before the war, making it appear that the war profit was $i21,000,000 greater than the pre-war profit. This compares a three-year profit with a one-year E rdfit--a manifestly unfair method of comparison. : is not only misleading, but the Federal Trade Commission apparently has made a mistake in the figures themselves. No evidence is offered by the Federal Trade Commission in support of the statement that the large packers have a monopoly. The Commission's own report shows the large number and importance of other packers. The aggregate three-year profit of $140,000,000 was earned on sales of over four and a half billion dollars. It means about three cents on each dollar of sales--or a mere fraction of a cent per pound of product. Packers' profits are a negligible factor in prices of live stock and meats. No other large business is conducted upon such small margins of profit. Furthermore--and this is very important--only a small portion of this profit has been paid in dividends. The balance has been put back into the business. It had to be, as you realize when you consider the problems the packers have had to solve-and solve quickly--during these war years. To conduct this business in war times, with higher costs and the necessity of paying two or three times the former prices for live stock has required the use of two or three times the ordinary amount of working capital. The additional profit makes only a fair return on this, and as has been* stated, the larger portion of the profits earned has been useH to The packers mentioned in the statement stand ready to prove to any fair minded person that they are in keen competition with each other, and that they have no power to manipulate prices. If this were not true they would not 3are to make this positive statement. Furthermore, government figures show that the five large packers mentioned in the report account for only about one-third of the meat business of the country. They wish it were possible to interest you in the details of their business. Of how, for instance, they can sell.dressed beef for less than the cost of the live animal, owing to utilization of by-products, and of the ·wonderful story of the methods of distribution throughout this broad land, as well as in other countries. The five packers mentioned feel justified in cooperating with each other to the extent of together presenting this public statement. They have been able to do a big job for your government in its time of need; they have met all war time demands promptly and completely and they are willing to trust their case to the .fairmindedness of the American people with the facts before them. Armour and Company Cudahy Packing Co. Morris Company Swift Company Wilson Company winning a fortune--for herself after the doctrine that they are happy who Mrs. C. D. Reid of Buckbannon, W. he T father diet,'- but IB clearing, his bring happiness to others. In ac- Va.. is here visiting friends. Mrs: Richer will entertain the Nearer and Farther Lights of the First Baptist church at her hemo this evening. THE FABAJIOlTfT. memory of the shame a rascally partner has placed upon him. The war charity bazaar scenes in the picture were staged in a mam-moth armory. interior. So spacious was this that She entire floor: 'space of the studio was used! .Glimpses of factory life are contracted with the homes of the rich-men who own. · these - factories; and different phases of modern society are.sho.wji in this, vital photodrama,. 11- "THE WINNING .OF BEATRICE"-_ A five-part Metro attraction, witli -May Allison appearing in the leading role, .is being, shown today/ "The "Winning of Beatrice" is the story of business and a modern girl. It shows that a woman may. be'a business sue-: ce=s without- losing any of her feminine charm " ' " "' filled being theme. . or womanliness. ' It' la .cordance with this belief he becomes a fixer of things in general, and aa VMr:. Fix-It," he attempts to lighten the mental woes ol two young women who are unhappily enmeshed in a love affair. He causes several amusing mix-ups, but he. .emerges happily .from the complications which necessarily ensue. "Mr. Fix-It will be presented at the Orpheum theatre today and tomorrow. RELIEF FOR STRICKEN ITALIANS lumined by'the beauty or the popular star. "Shep,"* a handsome'collie, dog-, ' appears prominently with, Alias'"A1H-| son. A selected comedy Is included. THEATRE. Tomorrow, Irene Castle, i known as The attraction this week at the Arcade' theatre will be the Million Dol- ---· :4 -.** i* 1 . the''beat dressed woman in America,! lar Eabics.'who have been playing to will be starred in "The Hillcrest! capacity business in Uniontown. The Mystery," a thrilling patheattraaaon. i Million Dollar.Babies present.a tab- Wednesday, '"Which Woman?". a Blue- j Ibid version of what miglit'easily be j bird' attraction, featuring Ella Hall! termed a musical comedy .production, j. a'nd'Priscilla'iDean, .'will' : be shown, j The offering for Monday'and Tuesday i "The,Man- Hunt.". and Satur-j a-husband of .tnq nobility, and finally day. Mary Garden will appear in "A i snceeds in landing Count Murphy, Splendid Sinner." [ who arrives .to conclude the matrl- · . ' . _ i monlaJj engagement. Many funny, sit- · · . . - - . j nations ensue.''..The .company carries OHPHEUX THKATBE. ; la Y.-ell balanced chorus of singers and ' ' danger's: .Special*", scenery, and ex-. 7»e COASTt/NE tit The derithtl of your vacation betia the moment you board a D . A C . Com Line Steamer lor beautiful M»duii*c JeJiod--for half of lie deliitli «re in lb« Lake Toyaie. Rsilro.d ticket* arc honored on ill D. C. Line tteamen »i,h- out mm charge. The D. 4 C. 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