The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 15, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 15, 1947
Page 14
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FACE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COU1UKH NBWS i Wise Buying of Groceries Can Save 10 Per Cent \ Of Food Costs for Average Housewife \ * f GAYNOR MADDOX i NEA SUM CorrwpoBdwit NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (NBA). —' / When the Mayor ol New York with ! M millions to feed can't solve the ' Sdle or spirting food prices, how ' Mn you expect, a young mid-west * jftusewUe to get the answers? ' i Wanda McOonville of Lakevlevv, j ttich., the representative American i nousewlfe brought to New York by I NEA and her town P-TA on a visit I it inquiry, was stunned by the con- 1 fllcting answers to her polnt-blanlc i lucsttotis. She began with Mayor j William O'Dwyer. \ ; Wanda, thinking of her two sons, . her 200-pound husDajul, and their i family income of $200 a month, '. isked the Mayor when prices would i »iop going up. i i "I don'l know," he answered re- i iuctanlly. "If they come down even li little that will help. Too many ' people are blaming prices on the ' farmer. He has a right to economic I Wity with the clly worker. No one ; iuessions that. B'jl all along the * line, from the moment the food • ie&vw ttie farmer, everyone who i jjandlei It Is adding more th»n he i Should. So when It get* to the } 1 housewife, she h&* to carry the ', Vho!e burden." I i Wanda Xnew what he wis tal'K- 1 hcr onl , K1) . [„ cu i rood cosU: Canned cltrns Juice* and fruit rlsW. n«w After Irlllnit Mn. McConvllle higher i>rtcw are liert to »t«y I'usquale D'AgoslIno, Rtlall Grocrra Association )>re.stile«t. shows Ing about. That's the way It seems lo her, too. v Leaving City Hall. Wanda confided that she felt the Mayor wa-i as much up a tree u she. She was doesn't know wnateat.slil naJwpB thinking of what she would tell the doesn't know \vhi\l he's talking Lakeview Parents-Teachers Associ- [about. O'Dwyor's a good fellow but are th« clie»p**t source of the Vitamin O she and lier family must have In tlielr diet. stion, who sponsored the trip ar ranged by NEA Service, when she jot back. Riding up Fifth Avenue to meet H.c man who heads an association of over 60,000 retail grocers, she saw an alligator handbag on a store counter. She sighed and turned • way. The bag, every young woman's dream, cost $60 phis tax. Wapda figured that would pny for about 42 meals for her family a 4 , today's prices—enough food for lour people for two weeks. She met Pasquale D'Agostino. president of the National Hctnil Grocers Association. Robust and courtly, he checked hcr sense of hopelessness. D'Agostino. an Italian- American, once a pushcart, pettrfler, |ow guides policies for the retail froup, owns a chain of quality supermarkets, is rich. * ! Wanda repeated Mayor O'Dwyer's statement that food processors and handlers dump the whole burden of rising costs in the hoosc- •wives' basket, D'Agostino • said, "The Mayor I can't sweur at him the way I could at Mayor LaGun-.-dia bctiius: lie understood Italian, "fxiok at my Increased labor cost alone." he .said. "In 1939. 1 paid my butchers $50 for 60 hours' work; today 1 pay them $15 for 48 hours. Delivery boys gel »40 a week today. In 1M1 they got $20. Vegetables — everyone tells you to .rat lots of vegetables— well, I paid $65 a week !o vegetable clerks today, where in 1939 the top salary w;is $35 for a longer work week." Wanda, thinking of the two cups of coffee her bis-eating husband, John, drinks every morning before Iding three miles to his factory Job, nskcd why coffee has skyrocketed. D'Agostino's explanation: "In 1939, the U.S. Government froze the price of Brazilian coffee at the lowest level Brazil ever received. Now. restrictions off, the price jumps. Why? Because the Brazilian coffee- worker, has to pay higher prices to live, too, and demands more money, list like my workers. The Inflation .oclay, you see, Is actually the rise n cost of living, not only in the U.S.. but also nil over the world. There's been an economic rcvolu- ion, young lady. Prices aren't go- ig to drop buck to 1039 levels again. They will stay from 50 to 15 ;ier cent over pre-war prices. But you and millions of other housewives like you can cut your food costs at least lo per cent by wise 1 '"lying." " i A lot of housewives In Michigan want the Government to step In and set up food rationing again Wanda thought it a good idea. D'Agoslino's eyes Unshed. "God forbid. I predict that if the Government and Congressmen don't stop talking about bringing back controls, grocers' shelves will be empty In a month. "The Ijiickman committee's plea for voluntary rationing may work. Every grocer should have this sign over his counters: "Please don't purchase more than you can vise.' Thill's better than telling people not to buy. They are going to buy. anyway. Just during the past week, Vegro Society Seeks Redress InilH Assembly LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Oct. 15. (UP) — Charges that the United Stales discriminates against Negroes and other minorities will be placed before the United Nations this week, it was revealed today by the National Association for the Ad- 'Rnccment of Colored People. A spokesman for the NAACP said It would seek redress In Iho UN for the nation's Negroes. A carefully prepared document of 164 pages probably will be laid before UN Secretary General Trygve Lie or one of his top assistants with the pica that It be Introduced to the UN General Assembly for consideration by the 57 United Nations. \ UN officials expressed doubt Unit the matter could be placed on the agenda of the Assembly or other UN agency unless some UN delegation sponsors the ,NAACP charges and Insists on debating thorn. Tile organi/.atloii'.y plans caused a stir In the UN, however, and provoked speculation thai the Soviet Union. India -or possibly Haiti might support the charges. This would mean a public airing of the faults of American democracy at n critical time in the United Stales bid for strength as the leader of world democracy. An official in Lie's office pointed out that the NAACP, like many other minority groups which have filed complaints with the UN. has no consultative status or other official connection with the UN. He said this makes it impossible under UN rules to debate the charges, or even circulate them, unless one or more UN members sponsors them. The document, - charging that about a Ujnlli of the 140.000.COO people In the United States arc deprived bnslc human rights because of their color. Mis particularly at conditions In the South. with so much talk of rationing In the newspapers, more cases of food have been bought than ever before." Wanda's comment: "No one I know in Lakeview, Mich., hns enough money left to buy a cnse of food these days." Tomorrow. A shopping lesson from thrifty, foreign-born hnusc- wivrs. XIX Happy was seething CHOUGH •*• with anger, she had to hold tongue for the time being, or they had come out in a litlle rassy clearing on a bluff above le dark river and there before hem was a'wide-spreading, plcas- ul-Iooking white farmhouse. Half dozen cars were parked in a assy oval at on« side. George helped her oirt of the .ar and they crossed the oystcr- l drive to ihe double doors lat stood open on this mild spring •y. A middle-aged woman, neat and •im in a black frock, grceled »em cordially and showed them o a table on a widescreened porch uih out over the river. There were perhaps a dozen other tables ?, arid most of them were occupied by people who greeted George and looked curiously at lappy, as they were escorted to heir corner table. There was no discussion over a menu or ordering; obviously George had made arrangements in advance. 'Nice view," he said, answering the greeting ol two couples who ere just coming in. Happy looked out over the river o the green banks beyond; sh> was still hot with anger, but she qui«ay, mastering it. Gcorgi te-jwied that nothing had hap jened, although by his cover glances she sensed that he was no quite at ease. "I—I'm afraid," she said at lasl h«r voice husky and low-pitchec fl'm afraid that T don'l care mucl •for being selected for marriag th* way you'd—buy a new cow r build up a dairy herd." George looked amused. "You blessed infant. I said tha * Itrved you, didn't 1? She tilted her young chin mu ttmmsly. . "But it I hadn't been—yown and normal I wouldn't have permitted my- clt to fall in love with you, of ourse," he said almost eurtly. Just as I would never have per- lilted myself to fall in love with girl who couldn't be happy here t Gualc. Thai's why, when new that 1 was beginning to-be eriously Interested in you, t ar- anged for you lo visit here; vanned lo see whether you liked t—whether you would fit in. Can't on see, Happy, that that was only ommon sense?" "TAPPY drew a long, hard breath and said evenly, "I don't know guess 1 didn't know that love and common sense are supposcc 0 go hand in hand." The waiter, bearing the firs! course of their luncheon, arrives at that moment and (hey wer iparcd the necessity of any fur,her conversation. Before they had finished the Irsl course, there were sound 01 gay voices and laughter, and group came onlo the porch drawing all eyes to them by thci arrogant assurance of their owr importance. To the black-clac hostess' apologelic assurance tha there was no table available, the refused to listen. .Among them, a girl in a marl gold-yellow linen frock, hatless, huge white bag tucked under he arm, glanced'idly about the room When she saw George and Happy ugly gleam touched her eye The next moment she was Icadin her group confidently to the se eluded corner table. "Hi, Georgic Porgic! Hollo, Mis —Miss—whatever your name is Drusilla was as insolent, as arro ganl as ever. "Isn't this a hea enly day? Mind if we park unt Hulchens can rig lip a table fi us?" George's expression tightened liltlc, though h« rose polilcly an nodded to the others. "I don't suppose if would mall bit if we did," he suggested. itholll enthusiasm. Drusilla had commandeered a inir from another table. "Not a bit," she answered coolly. mt with a little wave of her hilc-gloved hand, she addeo •uelessly, "Present your gir, iend lo the gang, George. I don'l link they've met her." performed the inlro- •due-lions, and Happy realizeo ml, oT the group of four or IIVL ccompanying Drusilla, none emed to be at ease. Gut Drusilla M-clu-d on her chair and dipped 2r fingers into George's plate. clping herself to a fried shrimp. "Isn't it silly of Hulchens not i have a table for us?" Drusilla nattered, scarcely giving Happy me to acknowledge the intro- uctions. "The old hag knows we hnost always drop in for brunch i Sundays." When, a moment later, a har- ssed-looking waiter tmnouncco lat Miss Drusilln's -table was eady, she stood up somewhat re- uclnntly. "We're all playing lennis ai Rose-Hedge after luiu-h, Georgn 'orgie; I'll expect you," ^hc Irawlcd, a command in her tone Don't. Happy and 1 have other plans," said George llally. "Oh, but I really think you'd better, George, because, you know phms aren't so fixed but what i could trail you and Miss What's- Eer-Name around all afternoon nd evening. I'm not sure, attei ill, that thai might not be more fun than tennis, now that I think it over," drawled Drusilla sweetly. For a moment hcr eyes ano George's met and locked. And then George made a wcavy little gesture of resignation. "You win," he said desperately. I happen to kviow that you are quile capable ot doing just that!" "Of course I am, sweetie; how nice that you realise U," she cooed and walked away, her small retinue behind hcr, without a backward glance or a word lor Happy. "And that," stated George grimly, "is the girl practically everybody on the island — including herself — expects me lo marry!" 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MAN, TWATS i\/e GOT A DATE IVlTh! HILPA TO- . NIGHT. TOO.' HERE'S WHERE loon, FEMALE! I'M •YtJU TO SUPPER, AMD DONir GIVE ME AMV ARGUMENT / JUST WATCH ME WORK -DUELLO, HILDA? "I was practicing 10 years before I earned as much as my son is making this year—he's a first-rate plumber though!" What Kverv Mothc'r Knows t1 It's time to come in now, dear. Prisdlla Nutchell! Come in instant! JL (Meanwhile, Jedn flrgus and I had made the theater 200 miles away in time for the curtain. HMM. OLD JANUS WAS NOT A VERY GOOD HOUSEKEEPER. FOOTPRINTS W THE DUSTONTHEHEARTK-- 6OTH ONUS'S AND DOG'S STEP ON IT, HONEYCMILE.' \YE DONT WANT TO DISAPPOINT 4U THESE IOVELY PEOPLE MARKS OF VIOLENCE HE DIED WITHOUT TEUING ME WHERE Hi I HIS MONEY LKSSLIE TURNER WASH TUHHS IOU PMLIVNDEK1NG CLOWU «U MK6 THE <SREMT CWLO BWJ.5T MCREDIBLE'.T HkW'... THERE'S PERHAPS IT'S \ SOMETHING V6 WORD 1 . T.UEYRE UNJIUG TO FMNG DOWN WE CURTWU 1O GET HIM OFFSTAGE. HE'S HM4ING OP UIWSELF k SCRVJBWOMM) I WITH BM.LET / WW F&C6! I£ UNC16TOU5 ,.THWS PAPDV!! FRED HARMAN 111 WXKH3UFF Ilight. of fhvncr.sliip I R&JRE H£S MV ANP PEOPLE WHO MONKEY WITH KV GET HUKT.' , o LV.NS FLAvT ON HIS RACE WITH ABIS KNOT IT A'J_ 5T\^TtO LAST YEAR \\KEN HE / OH. I SLUSGED LITTLE /KNOW ML. NEETAH. THEN OLD BOY FS1ENO HAS ABOUT THA" I • THERE EDGAR MARTIN Kvcn Adclhcrl BOOTS AND HICR MIDDIES HW.O TWc vooTmv.9tt.ftc nee TO Rf=>T UP '.

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