The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on May 13, 1959 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, May 13, 1959
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Argument Of Money And Time •'' . •, ^^ [ ' • . ™ Make Custom Cutters Popular (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the Mcond in a leriet of stories on the custom cutters who each - year follow that wheat harvest from Texas to Canada.) j By ARNOLD ERICSON ' The Southwest Daily Times LIBERAL, Kas. <AP)-€ustom to about who has of wheat ''cutters furnish a ; wheat growers that service for few farmers 'care to provide for themselves. A combined argument of money and time has made custom cut•ting so popular that more than 90 ' per cent of the new combines sold go to the transient operators A combine and a truck add up $11,000. several And a farmer thousand acres would be a long time harvesting his crop with one machine. Eldon Learning, one of 20 or so custom cutters who live here, says him, got?" even before he starts talking the price of combining per acre or per bushel. Farmers want the job done fast—for several reasons. Rain, wind or hail may beat a wheat grower will ask "How many machines you Unions Putting Heat On Members Of House down the 'crop or fields of ripe grain may go up in smoke from a fire started accidentally. Then, there are some years when the wheat in some areas may not be worth cutting, because of drought or insect damage. If a farmer had his own machines he would have thousands of dollars tied up in useless machinery. But there's always wheat somewhere, so the custom cutter, by traveling from Texas to Canada, can keep his machines operating profitably. So. the wheat grower is glad to payuhe custom cutter $3 an acre plus five cents a bushel for each bushel over 20 bushels an acre. The price per acre and the bonus for yields over 20 bushels an acre will vary from year to year. Around here last year the straw was rank and heavy and the cutters got from $5 to $8 an acre. House Votes $19 Million More For YA WASHINGTON (AP) ffairs Committee, the House aised it to $5,039,044,000. The bill as passed would give he Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization $43,735,000, a cut of 31,235,800 from the President's equest. The National Science Founda- on 'got $143,273,000, a cut of $17,. rain or breakdowns or tied up in red tape at state ports of entry. He has expenses on the road. He carries no end of public liability insurance"""and employers' liability insurance, pays sales taxes and fuel taxes and port of entry fees. He has state licenses to buy for trucks and trailer. He has Social Security and unemployment compensation taxes o pay and he has a half dozen r more state governments figur- ng ways to lift a few bucks from ny transients, including combine Aerators. On top of these costs, and fuel and groceries, a custom operator must always buy new parts and <eep his rolling stock in good repair. v WASHINGTON unions, through congressmen and (AP) — Labor breakfasts for other forms of lobbying, are mounting a growing drive to revamp sharply or kill the Senate-passd labor regulation bill. John L. Lewis, the veteran United Mine Workers Union president, r was to register his opposition today before a House Labor sub committee. The 79-year old Lewis repeatedly has counseled against any new labor anti-corruption legislation. He says the problem is an inter- nal one for unions to solve and, nyway, there are plenty of laws against embezzlement to curb union frauds if the laws are en- ! Gives Odd Excuse i For Leaving Scene I WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A s Springfield man offered a phobia i about being hospitalized as an I alibi in a District Court automo: bile case Tuesday. [ Lloyd Casey, 48, told the court: j "I was dazed and I heard some\ one say they were going to put t me in a hospital. I just left." !s "Judge Andrew Anderson fined Casey $35 for operating to endan ger and gave him a three-month suspended sentence for leaving the scene of an accident. Internal Dishonesty Grows In Business KANSAS CITY (AP) — Internal dishonesty in business is a grow ing cancer that is eating profits and increasing inflation. More than a billion dollars year in cash and goods is lost through embezzlement, Norman Jaspan of New York told the Kansas City chapter of the Controllers Institute night. orced. Meanwhile the AFL-CIO, which supported the original Senate bill before amendments were added in he Senate, indicated a switch in sentiment. The AFL-CIO Execu- ive Council is to meet here next week to go over the Senate version section by section. George Meany, the AFL-CIO's president, hinted at federation opposition in a speech Tuesday to the Plasterers' Union. Meany spoke of the bill as passed by the Senate as "an active threat against the trade union movement." James R. Hoffa's Teamsters Union came out with a broadside against the -Senate bill while union members were quietly breakfasting groups of congressmen in efforts to get the bill trimmed down. State To Get Winter General WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter General Hospital in Topeka may be transferred by June 30 to the state of Kansas for treatment of mentally retarded children. A group of Kansans conferred yesterday with officials of the General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). William Salome, representing Gov. George Docking, said GSA plans to declare the buildings, ground and the remaining equipment surplus on or before June 30. HEW officials then are expected to recommend immediate transfer to the state. Winter General formerly was an Army and Veterans Adminis- It doesn't take much figuring to discover that a man like Learning, with two combines and two trucks, will run a lot of money through his hands in a two-crop season in which he cuts wheat four months and cuts maize about two months. But he has paid out a big par of his income even before he pulls his machines into a field. He has the investment in his combines, grain trucks, a pickup truck and a kitchen trailer He has a crew of seven to be paid even when they are stopped by Learning has been told by men >vho sell and service his combines hat it costs a custom cutter $20 an hour just to keep a manned and fueled machine in the field, even when the machine isn't in operation. When prospective customers ask Learning how many machines has, he can say six. He has what amounts to a partnership with another custom cutter, Alvin Hinz of Greenough, Okla. Hinz las four combines and six trucks. And he has three sons in his crew. Hinz is an oldtimer in the custom cutting business. He has followed the wheat harvests since 1928. In those days combines were not self-propelled. They were pulled by tractors. The House, traditionally reluctant to offend veterans' groups, has voted to give the Veterans Administration nearly Ifl million dollars more than the House Appropriations Committee recommended. Only little more than a fourth of the membership of the House voted The House deeply slashed Pres ident Eisenhower's budget re quests for the National Scienc Foundation, the Federal Aviatio: Agency, Civil Defense and th General Services Administration. In these cuts, however, th House followed the recommenda lions of its Appropriations Com mittee. The omnibus appropria tions bill, sent to the Senat Monday by voice vote, calls for total of $6,457,657,800, or 126 mi lion dollars less than the Pres dent asked. The Appropriations Committe had recommended $5,020,226,00 for the Veterans Administration The President had requested $5 029,485,000. But in a series of amendment proposed by Rep. Olin Teague (D- Tex), chairman of the Veterans' 027,000 from the President's request. But the $33,050,000 asked for education of high school science and mathematics teachers was retained. The Federal Aviation Agency got $511,400,000, which was 76 millions less then the President wanted. The OTTAWA HURALD Wednesday, May IS, 1859 r 1 *'""'"', \,.,**> t S ,-. , A..-' ',% /. «« s V,f .' .. jff MAY IS "HOME PERSONALITY MONTH May is the month when homeowners cast a critical eye over the old homestead in search of home improvements that will add "Personality and Charm" to their property. of America last tration hospital. The has moved to new Topeka. VA hospital quarters in We Have Purchased ROBE'S Hardware & Plumbing Business Located at III No. Main St. and shall continue the same business policy as before. 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