The Paris News from Paris, Texas on October 7, 1960 · Page 11
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Pictures of Paris Familiar Types Show In Office Collections A STURDY HAND—Recognize this scene in Paris? Well, maybe not at such a close range, but it is familiar to most Parisians if they're curious at all. Turn to News Staff Photo). Page 2 for the correct answer. (Paris BUSINESS MIRROR Stocks, Interest Changes Show Up in Saving Habits By HAL, BOYLE NEW YORK WV - One of the great ways to kill company time in the modern business office is to take up a collection for somebody. In the old days you took up a collection for someone only when he died or retired. Today any excuse will do. You kaka up a collection for a fellow if his sister-in-law develops a head cold or his son gets bad marks in high school algebra. "Did you hear about poor old Charlie's trouble?" someone askS' And before you can find out what's ailing Charlie, three eager beavers are already going around the office to raise a fund for him. If you have ever taken up a collection ourself, the following types will surely be familiar: 1. The selfish realist—"I could drop dead in my swivel chair and nobody would even bother.to.mail me a petunia," he grumbles. 2. The fatalist—"Dont bother telling me what the collection is for," he says. "Just tell me how much you want from me." 3. The artful postponer—He h-js a reputation for being • generous, but the truth is he hasn't actually contributed a nickel to an office collection in the last 15 years. His stock line: "Gee, I sure want to be in on this one, but I don't have any change with me. Be sure and look me up tomorrow. Now don't forget!" 4. The helpful soul — He makes no move toward his wallet, but has a lot of sound and sage advice,on how you could do a better job of taking up the collection. "You'll get more if you wait until after lunch before hitti n g everybody up," he says. "People give more on a full stomach." 5. The topper—"You think old Charles got troubles?" he demands- "Let me tell you what real troubles are.' 1 If you spend 45 minutes listening to all the woes of his life, he will then grudgingly contribute a dime to your collection. 6. The tycoon—"I'll be. glad., to contribute $5—that is, if you honor credit cards," he says. "! haven't touched cash in years." 7. The big talking tightwad— "I'd like to oblige you but I can't," he says. "I am against group philanthropy. With m e its strictly a matter of principle." 8. The double dealer—"Lend me two bucks and I'll be glad to contribute one," he offers. You give him the two bucks and you never see either of them again. This guy actually makes a profit in every office collection. 9. The boss—It is awfully easy to identify him. If you're collecting quarter contributions, he's the guy who always hands you a $20 bill- 10. The rival—If you hand me a sheet of paper explaining why you are taking up a collection for good old Charlie, he whips a sheet of paper out of his pocket explaining why he is taking up a collection for good old Joe, who has even worse troubles. Smith Promoted To Selective Service Post Wallace C. Smith, clerk of I h e Lamar County draft board, is be- ing'promoted to a supervisory position with'Selective Service and is scheduled to: begin training in Austin on October 17. To fill the position Smith is vacating, Selective Service is looking for, a qualified person with permanent Civil Service status. The clerk's job is in the board office at 140 Grand Avenue in Par- 15' THE PARIS NtWS, FRIDAY, OCTOIIR 7, 1980 -^1 f. Spectators Cheer New Play/Becket' By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP)-Effecls of the changes in stock market atmosphere and of the drop in interest rates under impact of the easy money policy are showing up today in the habits of American investors and savers. Even the much praised and self satisfied sophisticated investor is rediscovering charms in some of last year's wallflowers, A lot of glamor dust has been shaken out of the stock market s year. Investors are finding it less appealing as a road to quick riches. And there is less talk now about stocks as a hedge against inflation- The big drop in interest rates in the short-term and medium- term securities and investments have returned status to some of the slow but sure ways of saving, where the interest rate is less fluctuating. The change in saving habits shows up in many ways today— Past Presidents Honored at Guild Anniversary Tea Pnris News Service HONEY GROVE — Past presidents of Weslcyan Service Guild of McKeniic Methodist C h u r -h were honored at •& seated tea, in observance of the 20th anniversary of the organization's f o und- ing. " Receiving at the church educational building were the guild officers, Mrs. .lames Holman, president: Mrs. Verne Cooper and Mrs. 0. P. Neilson. Of the 15 past presidents, some of whom served more than one term, these six were present: Mrs. Vada King, Dallas; the charter president and Miss Edith Rowton, who served at the tea table; Mrs. \V. W. Rowton, Mrs. Eli/a- belh Branson, Mrs. B. R. Kelly and Mrs. Cooper. Each told highlights of her term in office, and they and Mrs. Joe Vinson, Amarillo, as the member who came the longest distance to attend, received corsages. Charter members present besides Miss Rowton here nnd Mrs. King were Mrs. Willie Pearson, Miss Louise Evans and Miss Lucille Evans, all of Dallas. District Guild officers attending were Mrs. Hope Goode, Miss Ernestine Chaffin, Miss Ethelene Williams and Mrs. Laura Williamson, all of Bonham, and Mrs. C. C. Oliver and Mrs. Vivian Henderson, Cooper. Mrs. Rowlon had charge of the register, signed by 31 members and a guest, Miss Alma Braude- rick, who sang two songs, with accompaniments by Mrs. J. G. Dickson. White chrysanthem u m E in a white container and streamers in the guild's blue and gold, decorated the table which held a silver service, and the three-tiered birthday cake with twenty blue candles. The committee arranging the affair included Mrs. Sherwc'd Recce, Mrs. T. L. Weaver, Mrs. Jim Yarbrough, Mrs. Branson and Mrs. Kelly. Good Sports Helped By Parental Action URBANA, 111. Wi — Parents can help their children be good sports in life if they won't over-emphasize competition and winning, says a University of Illinois family Ife specialist. Mrs. Margueritte Lynch aays lhat it's just as important to be a good loser as to be a good winner in a competitive world. "When your child loses, avoid encouraging him to feel sorry for himself," she says. Parents should set a good ex ample for their children by n o booing the referee. Words Go Astray For Smaller Ears SALINA, Kan. W — "Dad, why do we have to get an operation to go to school?" Frank Endsley looked at his children, Mary Ellen, 9, and Mike 7, and countered: "What gave you that idea?' Came this explanation: The youngsters were nea r b y when they heard their mother tel a sister, Pat: "Getting kids readj for school is a mighty big opera tion." "Our government regulation 'requires that we hire a person with career or career-conditional Civil Service status if possible," Colonel Morris S. Schwartz, state Selective Service director, said in an nouncing that the position will be open. "We are interested in appointing someone in Lamar County," h e continued, "if a person of career or career-conditional Civil Service status can be found locally. . "The government is interested in the community and wants to appoint a local person if a person of qualified status resides there," he concluded. The full-time position pays $67.60 weekly or $3,500.00 a year. Interested . persons • with Civil Service career or career-conditional status in Lamar County may secure application blanks (Standard Form 57) from the draft board or post office. Only females will be considered. Upon completion, applications should be forwarded at once with Standard Form 50 (Notification ofj Personnel Action), showing sUs- tus, to the State Procurement Officer, State Headquarters, Selective Service System, 304 East 5th Street, Austin 14, Texas. Applications with postmarks up to October 15 will be considered. Br WILLIAM GLOVER Associated Press Drama Critic NEW YORK .(AP) — There's only one'thing : to do about this play "Becket." See it. Starring .Laurence; Olivier and Anthony Quinn, the production which arrived Wednesday night at the St. James.Theater contributes impressive grandeur to the Broadway season. Through an amazing 17 curtain calls, spectators cheered its jolting impact. ;: From a scarlet page of history, French playwright Jean Anouilh (in translation by Ludenne Hill- takes a narrative of power politics and human conflict. Becket, played by Sir Laurence, is the frivolous man who in midlife was thrust into religious authority and has since been remembered as the martyred Saint Thomas of Canterbury. TV HIGHLIGHTS in saving bond sales, in mutual und sales, in regular monthly urchases of common stocks, in cpayment of instalment loans. It isn't a set thing. But it is he reversal of previous trends hat interests lenders and borrowers alike. And the change also hcds light on economic trends and business prospects. For five months in a row sales f U. S. savings bonds have been higher and redemptions lower han in the like months of 1959. The U. S. Treasury reports cash-ins of savings bonds in Sep- ember were 16 per cent less than a year ago. The September sale of E and H Bonds topped the year-ago figure by 13 per cent. The Treasury savings bond chief is especially interested in .he recent gains in sales of the tiigher denominations of the aonds. He thinks this means the sophisticated investor is being attracted now. The reason: The 3 3 ,i per cent rate of return on these bonds now equals or tops the yield available on comparable medium-term Treasury issues traded in the open market. A year ago the market yield on Ihese marketable issues cent. Great Debates, World Series Grab Spotlight NEW YORK W) — The most (8:30-9:30). On Sunday Ihere's'lhe Senator Kennedy. . "We are both convinced," Con- grsssman Patman said, "thai real progress can be trade toward their solution under his administration through sound investment in our natural resources. I am pleased to serve on the Committee, not; only to help point up this issue during the campaign, but in order to help determine the policy of the new administration." Duelling with him -in dramatic ug-of-will is the' English King . Henry IJ o£ Anthony Quinn. Through episodic scenes set within a framework of soaring Gothic arches, AnouiJh deftly lays iare the conflict between barbaric, unlettered majesty and th«" enlightened humanity of , • , free spirit. Quinn's black-browed, complex portrayal is a superb counterpoint to the silvery-smooth Olivier interpretation. Along with them are a half hundred other performers, almost >all of whom are precisely perfect-under the direction of'Peter Greenville. Particularly notable are the French King Louis- of Robert Eckles, Earl 'Montgomery's venal Bishop of London, and Brian Crowe's troubled young monk. Oliver Smith's sets • are rich with a controlled splendor. For David Merrick, producing ' his fourth venture of the . season, '•Becket" is a notable accomplishment. HII C K M A N INSURANCE AGENCY So-jnd Insurance Counsel ond Protection Since 1925 '3 S E tit o 4. 3:>i,;,2<, important events on television during the next seven busy days are: Two more in the series of face-lo-face interviews of the presidential candidates and the World Series. The second in the series of joint TV appearances by candidates Kennedy and Nixon takes place tonight (7:30-8:30 Eastern Daylight Time) and will be seen on the three major networks. The third is Thursday night, same time, same places. The World Series will be broadcast daily starting at 12:45 p.m. by NBC—except Sunday, when the game starts at ran as high as 4% per Motorists Take Real Ride on High Wire RICHMOND, Va. M — Dav i d Bolts and Eugene Adams, both 23, had something approaching a roller coaster ride on the M a r- shall Street viaduct here. Their automobile crashed through a guard rail and wound uup on a grass plot 85 feet below. Police said it slid down a telephone pole guy wire. They were uninjured. Until recently the sophisticated investor turned up his nose at savings bonds — their yield was comparatively low, and inflation pared even that return over the years they were held- But whether they like to admit it or not, most Americans with a few dollars to save now and then don't consider themselves sophisticated investors and have not the time it takes to remain one. Most of them have gone along with their payroll deduction plans for savings bonds. Weakness in the stock market las worried the mutual funds. But their net assets increased this August, compared with cither July or August, 1959, the National Association of Investment Companies reports. LATE RECORDS 25 C E«h T»ken From Our Juke Bojei PARIS MUSIC CO. 215 Grand Arc. SU4-7SC2 Asbestos Siding Paint- Gives An Old Home A New Look ! paint is especially good for Asbestos Siding but can also be used on Brick, Stucco ond Cement Block*. • Economical • Slitter Reiistant • Fade and Mildew Resi»t»nt • Better Appearance e> Lasts Longer • Modern Functional Colors 5 GAL Bogota Lumber Company BOGATA There are a number of other items worthy of attention during the period, too. There is tonight's cancer benefit honoring Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 9-10 on NBC, with so many stars lined up there isn't room to list them. There is also the debut of CBS' new "Route 66," an adventure series (8:30-9:30) and its "Mr. Garlund," more of the same (9:30-10), and ABC's "The Law and Mrs. Jones," a series about an idealistic lawyer. "Just Polly and Me," a CBS special musical revenue starring Phil Silver and Polly Bergen, is the high spot of Saturday nighl Pep Pills Bootlegging Is Big Business Today SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bootlegging pep pills is a mullimilllon dollar business today, says a Fed era] Food and Drug Administra tion official. Maurice P. Kerr, FFDA direc lor for the San Francisco district, told the Consumer Concerns Clinic Tuesday enough of the so-called stay-awake pills are manufactured annually to keep every man woman and child awake for a week or more. CBS Jackie Gleason special, "The Big Sell" (9-10 ) heralded as a satire on the great American salesman. In addition, the Shir'fsy Temple show will do a Mark Twain adaptation called "Tom and Huck," (NBC, 7-8 p.m.) with David Ladd playing Tom and Teddy Rooney, Huck. And Dinah Shore'starts her season. (NBC, 910) with Red Skelton, Nat King Cole and Tuesday Weld as guests. ABC has "Morning Court" making its debut Monday (11 a.m.) and CBS' "Bringing Up Buddy," a situation comedy, bows in that night (8:30-9). And there is also NBC's new frozen north adventure series, "Klondike," starting 1 at '9. Tuesday there is the season's debut of "CBS Reports" (8-9 p.m.) with Edward R. Murrow reporting on the atomic submarine. "The Donald O'Connor Show," a song-and-dance special, appears on NBC, 10-11. Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy bring in their new NBC situation comedy, "Peter Lo v e s Mary," Wednesday evening (1010:30) and ABC has its new "Naked City," a story about New York police, starling at the same time. Meanwhile, Sid Caesar will guest with Perry Como (NBC, 910) and CBS's Circle Theatre (1011) will tell, the story of Nazi Adolph Eichmann. On Thursday, "The Untouchables" (ABC, 9:3010:30) will start its new season with "The Rusty Heller Story," alleged to follow the career of Virginia Hill of Kefauver committee notoriety. Patman Named To JFK Panel WASHINGTON, D. C., — Congressman Wright Patman has been appointed by Senator John F. Kennedy to his Natural Resources Advisory Committee, the Democratic presidential candidate's headquarters announ c e d here today. "I am particularly glad to have Wright Patman on this Committee, because of his special interest in water and conservation problems," Senator Kennedy said. "The Committee will have an important role ' in the cannpai g n cl -.rifying the issues in this field, which has been retarded and neglected by the ELsenhower- Nixon administration. The C o rii- mittee will then make the recommendations for an action policy on natural resources for my administration." Representative Patman said he had discussed the water and conservation problems of Texas with Your will could * ' be lost, burned or stolen. 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