Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on February 7, 1939 · Page 10
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Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas · Page 10

Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, February 7, 1939
Page 10
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PIONEER BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADER OF MEX1A BURIED MEXIA, Feb. 6.—Funeral services for John R. Corley, Sr., aged Si years, civic and financial leader . of this section, who died Friday afternoon, were held here Sunday afternoon from the First '^Methodist church. He was a native of Alabama, but had resided .here since 1876. He established his furniture business when he moved to Mexla. Ho organized and became thn first president of the Mexla Water, Light and Joe company, and served as president of the first school board. He formerly was mayor of this city. Surviving are his wife, seven 'daughters, Mrs. E. L. Howard, Fort Worth; Mrs. G. L,. Tatum, Corslcana; Mrs. H. E. Pace, Corslcana; Mrs. D. G. Dunbar, Corslcana; Mrs. J. B. Gambrell, Austin; Mrs. Zulieka C. Adam, Dallas, and Miaa Lucille Corley, Mexla; two sons, John R. Corley, Jr., Corsicana, and Jack Corley, Mexla; a brother, D. G. Corley, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Stanford, Mexla; Mrs. L. N. Bozo- man, Colorado, Mitchell county, and Mrs. Imogene Dalton, Vauxhall, Canada, and fifteen grandchildren. OFFICERS HOSPITAL BOARD RE-ELECTED AT SUNDAY SESSION Officers were re-elected at the regular meeting of the Navarro County Hospital board at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon. They are C. O. Weaver, Dawson, president; Z. T. Banks, Corslcana, vice-president, and Paul Moore, Corslcana, secretary- treasurer. Others members of the board are J. P. Johnson, Bloom- Ing Grove; Dt. O. C. Bowmer, Corslcana, and Dr. Gurley H. • Sanders, Kerens. Tho monthly report made the hospital board by Edna. Benson, superintendent, revealed 59 patients admitted, Including 20 charity cases. Collections were $1.466.70. Charity work done by the hospital amounted to $830.88, •while the charity work done by the physicians amounted to $1,695. The total expenses for the Institution during January, Including a large supply of linens and operating room equipment, were $2,027.93. Dr. R. C. Curtis Main Speaker For Kerens Lions Club KERENS, Feb. 6.—(Spl.)— Dr. H. C. Curtis of 'Corslcana, secretary of the Navarro County Medical Society, was the principal speaker at the noon luncheon of the Kerens Lions Club last Thrus- day. The meeting was attended by gome 30 business and professional men who thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Curtis' address on "The Doctor." The Kerens Lions are now pleasantly at home In new quarters In the former Bond Drug Company building, and are presenting a series of very beneficial and enjoyable programs. News of County Home Demonstration Clubs How To Relieve Misery of Your CHEST If you are suffering from a miser- i«- -i » • -i / • able chest cold, try this: Massage throat, chest, and 6acfe with Vlcks VapoRub at bedtime. Then spread a thick layer on chest and cover with warmed cloth. VapoRub goes right to work to bring relief-two ways at once. (1) Street through the skin like a poultice; (2) Direct to the irritated air-passages with its medicated vapors. This poultice-vapor action loosens phlegm-clears alr-pasaages-cheoks tendency to cough-relieves local' congestion. Often, by morn, ; lng the worst of _ .-. the cokl is over. V VAPORUB fgftf j.jTry us once for your ,;, .Permanent wave or V ; Manlcure, In fact any J'Jlne of beauty -Work. 'We guarantee to please. fOall 847 for appoint- Mneqt, or come by 108 ..West Sixth avenue. ~ NORRIS BEAUTY SHOPPE B. R. OWEN, LAWYER Dally Sun Building; General Practice Specializing In Land Title i>\, Work and Estates 0. F. BRYAN, M. D. , .Skin Cancer Diseases of Women >, "'' Mild Office Treatment $.', For Piles. '/* Office at Residence (fk^Ejcall Heights—Corslcana -'.< Telephone 1806 White's Chapel Club, The White's Chapel Home Demonstration Club will meet at the home of Mrs. P. B. Walker at two o'clock on Tuesday, February 7, 1939, Instead of Wednesday, February 8, 1939. This change i In the meeting date was necessi- i tated because Mrs. Dora R. Barnes, extension specialist in clothing, wrote the county homo demonstration agent that she would be In Navarro county on February 8, 1939, for a conference. A demonstration on "Kitchen Centers" will bo Riven by the agent at the meeting February 7, 1939. Barry Club "Cheer and convenience are the two requirements of every kitchen that Is satisfactory," Miss Clara Rettlger told 15 home demonstration club members Thursday, February 2, at the agricultural building. "Cheer is freshly painted woodwork, . pleasant view through clean, shiny window panes and potted plants. In first place, the kitchen Is a workroom. A place to prepare and serve food. Have a well ventilated kitchen, so that food odors will be carried away quickly. A kitchen has four centers. Food preparation, center for raw foods, sink or dish pan, colander, strainer, stew pans, brushes, garbage can, work table, or cabinet. Should have dry things that are perishable such as salt, sugar, flour, spices, etc., measuring cups, mixing bowls, rolling board, rolling pin, food chopper. The cooking center is the stove at a right angle. Keep skillets, brcan pans, and other utensils on or near stove. If stove does not have shelves or storage room, have a small table or drop desk. Serving center is a small table with rollers, table, china, silverware and crystalware. Cleaning away center, food left from mcnls, and clearing away dishes. Have sink close to dining room as possible. Have working center according to height of person. The group of all of our equipment has a great deal to do with our convenience in cooking. Have plenty of light, ave few doors, as many half sash windows as possible. Make definite plans before starting to remodel your kitchen. Refreshments earring out the Valentine motif wore served con- sistlng of heart-shaped cookies, mints, jcllo and hot chocolate.— Reporter. Rico 4-H Club. The Rice girls met with the county agent Friday, February 4 and organized their 4-H club at the Rico High School building They elected, their officers and demonstrators and also they de cided on goals. The plan for the coming year Is garden work and sewing. Eacr girl Is supposed to plant vegetables according to the number in her family. Before the year Is over a kerchief or scarf ant dress Is going to be made by each girl. Mrs. Cecil Fitzgerald Is th- sponsor.—Reporter. Missionary Meeting Held At Tupelo On Wednesday Morning A joint missionary Institute ol the missionary societies of the Chatfield charge, Chatfield, Tupelo and Roane, was held at Tupelo Wednesday mornng, February 1, closing with a covered dish luncheon. The meeting was opened with Miss Corlnne Williams, president of the Tupelo auxiliary, in charge of the devotional service, after which Mrs. M. Dick Lowry introduced the Instructors. Mrs R. O. Sory of Corslcana was In charge of tha corresponding secretaries and treasurers. Mrs Whltehurst 'of Groosbeck hat charge of the baby special and supplies and Mrs. J. K. Stroud instructed the presidents and vice- presidents. After the group meetings, al. assembled in the auditorium and enjoyed a very fine instructive and Inspirational talk by Mrs Stroud. We were delighted to have with us our presiding elder, Rev. R O. Sory, and pastor, Rev. M. Dick Lowry. An attractive and delicious luncheon was served with a social hour enjoyed by all.—Re porter. Sister of Corsicana Man Passed Away In Tennessee Recently Deputy County Tax Assessor R B. Mitchell received news Satur day of the recent death of his old est sister, Mrs. Mary C. Stubble field of Mooresburg, Tenn. Mv« Stubblefleld was the oldest of nine children, four of whom have pro ceded her In death. Besides her Immediate family Mrs. Stubbloflold Is survived Mr. Mitchell of this city, Tom Mitchell of Morrlstown, Tenn., Mrs Florence McOnaly of Noeton Tenn., and Mrs. J. T. Murray o Yaklma, Wash. Baby Buried In Waco on Sunday WACO, Feb. 8.—(Spl.)—Funara services were held here Sunday a'fternoon at 2 o'clock for Joyc Beth Schwartz, 7-month-old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack B Schwartz of Hubbard, who die In a local hospital Friday after noon. Rabbi Wolfe Macht conducte the services. Interment wa made in the Rodef Sholom ceme tery. Windshield Wiper Service Don't take chances while It mining. If your windshield wipe does not work, drive to us, w can repair It. Our prices are ver reasonable. TAYLOR MAGNETO HOUSE - CLOCK - JEWELRY REPAIRING ALT, WORK GUARANTEED G. D. RHOADS, Jeweler ,1 What Is This "Fair Trade Practice Act?" It's Just a Plain Price Fixing - - - Price Raising Act Being Masqueraded Under A Ncble Sounding Name In Our Opinion The Act as heretofore written provides that a manufacturer of branded merchandise of any kind may Kereafteil fix the minimum retail price at which that merchandise may be sold and that after the price is set it shall be UNLAWFUL for any merchant to sell at LESS than that price. No public body regulates this manufacturer. He can set the price as high as he wants to whether you or we like it or not. To illustrate: If a manufacturer fixes a minimum ret ail price of $2.00 on any branded item—it will then be UNLAWFUL for us to sell this item to you for $1.29 or any other price less than $2.00 EVEN IF THE ITEM .ONLY COST US $1.00. This Law Will Partially Repeal The Anti-Trust Laws Our lawyer says Federal Anti-Trust Laws have heretofore been construed to prohibit fixing: of retail prices. State Anti-Trust Acts also prohibit price fixing. Our Texas courts have denounced price fixing as monopoly. Advocates of price fixing asked Congress In 1037 to pass a law known as the Mlller-Tydlngs or the National Fair Trade Act which would, amend the Federal Anti- Trust Acts ao as to allow price fixing among those Stated only which had passed State Fair Trade Acts. * PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT in a letter to the president of the Senate April 24, 1937, said In part: "Indeed, the Commission (Federal Trade Commission) says: "There Is great probability that manufacturers and dealers may abuse the power to arbitrarily fix resale prices by unduly Increasing prices, resulting In bitter resentment on the part of the consuming public, especially In this period of rising prices." Since we seem to be In a period of rising retail prices, this bill should not, In my Judgment, receive the consideration of the Congress until the whole matter can be more fully explored." The bill was thought to be dead. In the closing days of the 75th Congress the Mlller-Tydings Bill was tacked on as a rider to a Revenue Bill for the District of Columbia, and passed as a part of that bill. The President then had to veto the Revenue Bill to raise funds of the District or approve also the Miller-Tydings or (National Fair Trade Act). Before Congress one of the principal arguments used for this National Act was: "This Is only an enabling act. Even If the bill passes prices can^t be fixed except In States which have passed State 'Fair Trade Acts.' Even If you oppose price fixing you can still vote for this enabling act. The question of the merits of price fixing should be considered by the State Legislatures not by Congress." PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT In his letter approving the bill, August 18, 1937, said In part: "There has been before me for ten days an Important and lengthy bill to provide additional revenue for the District of Columbia. To this bill during Us discussion In the Senate was attached a wholly unrelated amendment pertaining to existing antitrust laws, Insofar as they affect retail sales. "This Is the first Instance during my term of office that this vicious practice of attaching unrelated riders to tax or appropriation bills has occurred. "The country will recognize the unfairness of placing any President In the position of having to disapprove a major bill Just because an extraneous rider has been, attached to It. In the present case, I have no hesitation in approving the tax legislation for the District of Columbia, but I have distinct hesitation In approving the rider which weakens the anti-trust laws." Thus we find the strategy of "Fair Trade Practice" advocates branded as vicious by the President of the United States. Advocates of price fixing now want this State Fair Trade Practice Act passed for three reasons: (1) Federal Anti-Trust Acts still prohibit price fixing in Texas by out-of-state manufacturers until such a State Act Is passed. (2) They want price fixing exempt from State Anti-Trust Acts. (3) They want to not only give manufacturers the legal right to fix minimum retail prices without any supervision or regulation—but make it unlawful for any merchant to sell at less than the price so fixed* We don't take seriously the argument of those supporting this bill, "That the manufacturer Is merely given permission to fix prices—he isn't forced to by law to do so." Give him permission and some of them and the pressure group, trying'to pass this law, will see that many prices you pay are raised. If proponents feel that manufacturers will not fix and raise prices If given permission by law to do so—THEN WHY THE BILL? Anyone can lower prices without a law. You know that. Farm and Consumer Groups Oppose So-Called "Fair Trade Practice Act" NATIONAL ORANGE In a resolution adopted November 28, 1937, said: "Whereas, the Miller-Tydings Resale Price Maintenance Act passed In the closing days of the last session of Congress, together with the so-called 'Fair Trade Acts' recently enacted by many State Legislatures, not only weaken the Anti-trust laws but enable manufacturers and distributors to fix prices without State or Federal supervision of any kind whatsoever, and In addition make It Illegal for articles to be sold at less than the prices fixed, and, "Whereas, these state laws were enacted in most cases without public hearings, and with little or no understanding on the part of consumers as to their price fixing and price effect, and the Mlller-Tydlngs Act was passed by subterfuge and In direct opposition to the expressed wishes of President Roosevelt, the Federal Trade Commission, all the leading farm organizations and many large consumers groups. "Therefore, Be it Resolved, that the National Grange urges the Immediate repeal of the Mlller-Tydlngs 'act and recommends to the State Granges that they move to secure the repeal of the equivalent state laws erroneously called state "fair trade acts." ' AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION in a resolution December 15, 1937, said:' "We favor legislation that will effectively control industry and labor, to the end that monopolistic practices, not permitted under legal regulation, shall be eliminated. We urge that federal and state laws legalizing resale price maintenance be repealed. 1 ' These well known farm and producer groups oppose this type of legislation, yet the proponents of price-fixing talk vaguely about helping the producer. There U nothing In this so-called Fair Trade Practice Act to do anything but permit prlca fixing. Price fixing is as a rule price raising. There Isn't a line in it to help tha farmer, working man or anyone else except manufacturers, a few wholesalers and a few retailers, AMERICAN HOME ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION in a resolution, says: "Endorsem ent of satisfactory measures for the protection of the ultimate consumer, such as ado. quate representation of the consumer in the Federal Government, legislation for Impar tial recognition of foods, drugs, cosmetics and for fiber content and contiuned opposition to legislation for resale price maintenance, and other forms of price fixing." This Law If Passed Will Cost You, The Consumer, Millions of Dollars a Year In Our Opinion A raise fat retail price* of only 4 percent will cost the buyers of goods In Texas about $60,000,000.00 per year. The extra prices you pay will not be for any broad and needy group—but for a few manufacturers, wholesaler* and some retailers. Many manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers oppose the bill. LET'S KEEP THE RECORD STRAIGHT 1, We DO NOT oppose a reasonable minimum wage and maximum hour law for employes In retailing. 2. We DO NOT oppose law* prohibiting misrepresentation In advertising', or other fraudulent or semi-fraudulent practices. WE DO OPPOSE LAWS GUARANTEEING MARGINS OF PROFITS FOR THE BENEFIT OF A VERY FEW ONLY AND AT THE EXPENSE OF 7,000,000 BUYERS OF GOODS IN TEXAS AND TO THE DAMAGE OF A GREAT MANY SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED RETAILERS IN THE STATE. HOW YOU CAN HELP KILL THIS BILL 1 Your Senator and your Representatives will welcome your views. If-we who oppose this bill do not express our opposition, our Senator and Representatives may honestly get the Impression that very few people oppose the bill. Write or otherwise let them know how you feel. THESE MEN REPRESENT NAVARRO COUNTY AT AUSTIN Senator Clay Cotton Rep. James E. Taylor Rep. Doyle Pevehouse Those living In other counties should address the Senator and Representative* from that county. 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