The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1948 · Page 10
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PAGE EIGHT BLYT1IEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Ranch to Sunday Dinner Table Survey Shows Who Gets Profits Out of High-Priced Beef Roast Bj 8. BURTON 1IKATII and GAYN'OH MADDOX N'EA Slnff t'orrrspomlenlt NORWALK, Comi.—<NEA)—Who Is getting the big money yoi h»v« to pay for meat on your family [able these days? , • It «s a rancher clown In Tpxns who made the F. Smith served her fiuniljr out of the pot roast that Mrs. Albert the other Sunday. . «• ^ The rancher's profit. If he was| w ht]e lie has spent SI47 for grain one of the more efficient figures|ji i or labor, S1.80 in tax on pasture land. 25 cents for veterinary care TVA Customers Heavy Users Of Electricity WASHINGTON. Jan. I. fUIM — The Tennessee Valley Authority said today its customers used OT per ccnl more electricity In llielr liomes than the avcrase U. S. consumer ond paid 10 per cent loss for It. TVA directors said these and olh- i or achievements In the field ot clcc- biBEest prolit trie power, flood control and nav- »t 175 per cent—net. Even the least efficient rancher's profit would appear to be TO per cent. Mrs. Smith has been troubled about the increasing cost of meat, which IR making it hard to get by on the 856 Mr. Smith brines home liter tax and other deductions. ! She admits she has no idea who is getting tiie money. Her husband, n sewing machine repair man for a hnfc manufacturer, had an Idea — .but it was wrong. I don't believe the butcher Is making the dougti," lie said. "Don t believe the farmer Is. either. But It's the outfits in the middle, like .Wilson or Swift." Mrs. Smith bought that pot ron.st from Charles Dembroskl's Hill Market on Stevens Street. She paid 34.45 for a five-pound eye round. Cooked with potatoes and onions it not only made a good Sundny dinner, but it left enough over for and insurance, and $8.55 for marketing and trucking. His net Income, on each steer. Is $413.20. This has to cover interest on his investment, upkeep of fences, buildings and feeding equipment. Wolf's own time, and whatever profit ha makes. And this represents the pro- lit on summer feeding when pastures are green and a minimum of grain has to be fed. Wolf sells Ills cattle to a buyer, who makes five cents R pound for his work and risk In getting together carload lots and shipping them to packing houses in Chicago. Kansas City and otlter centers. The packer pays 35 cents a pound lor steers alive—meat. hair, hooves and horns. My the time they arc dressed, a M2G-poun<I steer represents only 884 pounds of salable beef. The packer recovers S35 from (he hide. S15 from "killing fat" and one dinner of cold cul-s. a meal of;? 27 frnm lo »6»c, liver, glandG, hair, hash, and sandwiches for Mr.! ho "™ s ' bl " oci and Mm ' by-products. Smith's lunch. Ranch To Table Fred Rudge. Inc., New York specialists in management, relations, research and advertising, and NEA Service have traced Mrs. Smiths •(5und»y dinner back to the ranch, and now vc can tell all the Mrs. Smiths and Mrs. Joneses and Mrs. Browns who is getting the bin meal money. The story is complicated by two things. One Is that the packer buy:a live steer but sells eatable meat. The other Is that (he butcher buys a side, a Quarter or a biy chunk, and cuts from it different grades that sell for different, prices. So If you want to know why meat costs so much, and who Is getting the gravy, you must follow the story clear through, and not Jump at conclusions too soon. After adjustments to ullov.' for parts of & steer that can't be used for meat—and for waste and lower- priced cuts in Dembroskt's inaikst- there is where Mrs. Smith's money went: Rancher, production cost a» Illtle as $0.4915 Rancher, profit, ax much as 0.8605 Feeder, jroM profit 1.2110 Cattle buyer 0.4383 Packer 0.0161 Jobber 0.1283 Dembroski 1.2383 Paid by Mrs. Smith S4.1500 At first glance it might look as though the feeder, or Butcher Dcrr.- broskl, was Belling the big profit. But start at.the Texas ranch, ami follow and Mrs. Smith's pot roast to Norwalk, and you'll see the differ ence. Ranchers' cost vary greatly. Some marginal ranchers apparently spend *15 of the S22 they get lor every hundredweight of steer sold on the hoof. At least one large rancher, however, Is producing steers ready for the fattener at a cost of only >8 a hundred pounds. Of this $5 is for grazing, $2 for labor and $1 for grain. From the ranch, the steer goes to a feeder in one of the corn bell states. Warren Wolf of Canton. 111., who operates as W. F. Wolf <fc Sons. is known as a good business man who gels better than average results. ,Wolf buys 25 steers, weighing about 1000 pounds each, at $22 a hundred. He feeds them lor six n inths.. brings tliem up to H2Q pounds average, and sells them lor 130 a hundred. His gross profit'on such an animal Is S207.80. But mean- The net cost of 884 pounds of beet to the packer Is $422.10. The' ,. nm ,,, ( | beet is sold for 48 cents a pound.j on Mrs a total of $424.:i2. The profit, is i Igatlon were made possible Ijy the miich-criticizctl freedom of action granted the authority by law. Grilles of TVA in and out of Congress have fought determinedly to trim its broad administrative JKMVCIS. The agency reported a nel income of more than $21.800.000 for 1047. This represents a reiitrn of 5"i per ccnl on th e nvciiiRe net Investment In power for the year, the report said. The authority said Us power system Rencrated 15.000.000.000 kilo- wait hours ot electricity dllnnR Ihe year. 12 per cent more limn the previous year and 10 times as much as Us !!).'!:( production. Sates of electricity were 2R per cent htchcr than In I94U. Power revenues wi'ie abonl $44,000,000, or nearly $9,000,000 higher than the previous year. The report .suit! (he 13!) municipal and cooperative .systems tlisti Uniting TVA power were scrvlm: 743.GOO consumers at the clo.se of the year, pound for her eye. voluul. Dew- broskl sold nine pounds of eye round, nine pounds of bottom rouirl and '2'.t pounds of top round at lha', price. Hut h" nlsr) sold 14 pounds of lop sirloin for 35 cents, and five | pounds of boneless shin lor CO cents Former Arkansan, Son Ot State's first Rhodes Scholar, Gets Appointmen BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jail. 1. (UP) —A former Arkansas man lias been awarded a Rhodes scholar- fihlu—the first ever given the son of a former Rhodes scholar. The recipient Is Nell Carolhers III, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Neil Carolines of Belhlchem, I'a.. and formerly of Fayctleville, Ark. Ca- rothcrs Is a graduate of Princeton University and since his discharge from the Navy he ha.s worked at the applied pliyslc.s laboratory at Silver Spring, Md. His falhcr is a former instructor of economics at the University of Arkansas atid now is dean of the College o( Business Administration :it Lchiijli University, ! an increase of 75,000 over the prc- | vions year. Only J Lynching in U.S. During Whole of 1947 TUSKEGEE. Ala., Jan. 1. (UP) — ! Tuskegee Institute's department of | records and research revealed to'- I day in Its annual report that there had been only one lynching in the nation In 1347. Tiie rc|x)rt, released by Tuskc-gee ! President F. D. Patterson, said that J at least 31 lynchings had been pre' vented, 24 by officers of the law. In 1940, the department listed six lyni'hing.s. There was only one lynching In 1945. two in 1944, ami three In 194H. This year's vlclim was Wiiiie Rarle, 24-year-old Greenville, fi C., Negro, Accused of stabbing and . robbing a white taxi driver. Earle i was lakcn from jail by a mob and sliot. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1948 Read Courier News Want Ads Keep Out Sign Placed On Large Pacific Area Where A-Bombs Tested WASHINGTON, Jan. ]. (UP) — Secret tests of the newest weapons in the country's deadly atomic arsenal will gel under way early this year, It was disclosed loday. The disclosure came in the form of a grim "keep-out" warning by the Atomic Energy Commission that 30.000 square miles of Pacific, Ocean sunoundins Eniwctok Atoll wiil become a "danger area" on Jan, 31. This area is about the sine ot South Carolina. It extends 200 miles East and West and 150 miles North and South, with Eniwctok in the center. It will continue to be a re- gton of atomic blast and radiation hazards through all of 1948. Mad* frath daily in our kitch«n* from coo (I lo coatf. Smith's pol roasl he nadc an apparent profit of 39 ccm:; '""••a pound, or $1.95. But by the time ., ., - l )a >'! he disposed of waste and bones nil operating expenses and make ""'«-••>. his Out of that Hie packer must protit. .lolihrr To Riilcln and allowed for the cuts, his profit was cut to less than ; 2T) reals a pound. j . ! Thai Is what he hart to meet the A jobber in Connecticut lakes twj i overhead of Ihe Hill Market and! cenls a pound for Ills services, and provide a living for himself his charges Uembroski 50 cents a pound. | wife and (heir three dauchlers : Dembroski buys a 77-pound chunk j That, as far as It is possible lo i of ••round- 1 for $118.50. He throws i follow a particular piece ot meat away live pounds of wasle. He has! is the dollar-by-doltar evolution of 12 pounds of bones for which he i the Smith family's Sunday pot roasl gets a total of 43 cents. So Ihe CO i from ranch to dinner table. And pounds of salable incut cost him ] with minor variations, 11, is the 538.02, or (i:i.3C cents a pound. rtollar-uy-dollnr evolution of any Mrs. Smith paid him fl!> cenls nj piece of meat, you buy loday. Green's Dairy, Distributors Phone 2361 The spirit of the \c\\- Year prompts us to express to you appreciation of our pleasant, business relations during IfVIT, and to wish the best of health, happiness and prosperity for you (Itivinj; the coming year! HAPPY NEW YEAR! From HAPPY HOUR GROCERY and MARKET TO CATCH THESE Taystee, Wonder or HART'S BREAD 2 Tall Cans PETMILK ...... 3'»-39c No. 2 Can ENGLISH PEAS -----I Oc Admiration "Cup Tested' COFFEE Bordcn's DIME BRAND MILK • - «» 2(k No. 2 Can HOMINY Log Cabin MAPLE SYRUP ,lar each :i Tall Cans PEVELYMILK 35 Phillip's 10 O/. Can TOMATO SOUP 5 Jackson's M O/.. liolfle TOMATO CATSUP 18 Calumet 1 l,l>. 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