Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on October 7, 1965 · Page 8
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Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana · Page 8

Greensburg, Indiana
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Thursday, October 7, 1965
Page 8
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Future of Russian Economy at Stake By RICHARD C. LONGWORTH MOSCOW (UPD—"The battle has just begun." With those words, a respected Western economic expert here described the quiet but desperate struggle that lies ahead to put the Kremlin's radical, far- reaching economic reforms in effect. Except for occasional salvos fired through the press, it will be a secret battle fought mostly in dusty offices and across prefab-covered conference tables beneath portraits of V. I. Lenin. The v/eapons will be paper and pen, persuasion and persistence. The stakes are prestige, power, influence —and the future of the Soviet economy. The antagonists, according to experts, will be Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and the reform- minded "new men" of the Kremlin hierarchy, and the well - entrenched members of the Soviet bureaucracy. The struggle began three years ago with suggestions to loosen and liberalize Russia's ibureaucracy-clogged economy. Behind Scenes I z v e s t i a, the government newspaper, gave a rare 'peek behind the scenes recently (When, discussing the reforms, it j reported that "there are at-j I tempts now to go back to the old, to administer as before . . this must not be permitted." The first stage ended at hhe late September meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee. There, Kosygin laid down guidelines for an economy based on profits for individual responsibility for businessmen freed of detailed state orders, and for a new Soviet price system. The implications for Soviet bureaucrats were obvious. If the reforms go through, men who have spent their lives telling industry what to do and how to do it will suddenly find their power trimmed. In some cases they may lose their jobs: The bureaucrats, for instance, used to dictate output, work force, average wages and total wages for each factory. Under the reforms, these four areas of power will be cut back to just one —the wage fund. The fact that Kosygin delivered as strong a speech as he did proves he has won many of his preliminary battler, the experts said. But there were indications he also lost a few. For instance, the Central Committee Plenum was postponed from July to September to permit settlement of many arguments beforehand, sources said. And Kosygin only mentioned in passing one widely- predicted reform —the elimination of the old state marketing system in favor of direct contacts between factories and stores. High-Level Opposition This casual treatment indicated high-level opposition to the direct contact system, possibly from the state middlemen whom it would strip of power. "There is a lot of unfinished business, including the direct contact squabble," one expert summed up. "There will be much petty interference from medium and lower -level bureaucrats. They have no real power —but they can obstruct and delay the reforms for years." More enlightenment and a clearer drawing of the battle lines are expected when Russia's next five-year plan is published next March. The changing season . . . Calls For A Visit To Huber's Sport Coats _ $22.50 to $32.50 Slacks $8.95 to $15.95 Sweaters $5.95 to $14.95 Suits $45 to $65 Your Best Bet Is HUBER'S THEF1NES11 For The Elderly, Th* Conva/escen»' THE FAMOUS WHEEL CHAIR Rf.NJ • rwr wmv » j $99.50 j I complt). GENEROUS .RENTAL REFUND; IF BOUGHT LATER • CRUTCHES • CANES • HOSPITAL BEDS • WALKERS • COMMODES • HOSPITAL BED RAILS PHONE US — OR COME IN TODAY! FREE DEI/VERY PHONE 662-4991 WEST SIDE SQUARE See Ker-Wood At The Home Show! During The Big Home Show, Stop By Our Booth, And See The Beautiful. .. WURLITZER PIANOS and ORGANS WURLITZER — THE NAME THAT MEANS MUSIC TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE! Friday • Saturday • Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Vey Hitchcock Will Be At Our Booth, Playing The Beautiful Wurlitzer Organ, Each Day Of The Home Show! Ker-Wood SOUTH SIDE SQUARE Teamsters to Seek Funds for Hoffa WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Teamsters Union will hold a series of $100-a-plate dinners to help Teamster President James R. Hoffa pay his legal fees. A dinner is scheduled for Oct. 22 in New York and another will be held in Detroit at an unannounced date. A .third will be held later somewhere on the West Coast. Hoffa is appealing convictions in federal court for jury tampering and mail fraud. Unless the appeals succeed, he faces Greensburg (InJ.l. DaBy News, Thursday, Oct. 7,1965 PACE 11 Hints From By HELOISE CRUSE Dear Hcloise: I am a manager in the furniture department of a large department store, and I tried the homemade furniture polish which I read about in your column, on all of the furniture which I have on display, and was amazed at the results. I am now passing along this recipe to all of my customers who purchase furniture in my department. Thanks millions for your wonderful hint. Turn. Dept. Manager Folks, we have had so many compliments on this homemade furniture polish that we are going to repeat the recipe for those of you who might have missed it: USE ONE-THIRD CUP OF EACH: Boiled linseed oil Turpentine Vinegar Mix together, and shake well before using. Pour on soft cloth to apply, and wipe completely dry with another clean soft cloth afterwards. Don't try to boil your own linseed oil ... it ain't the same! Buy it at paint or hardware store. This is a formula sent in by Antique Dealers. Heloise. LETTER OF LAUGHTER Dear Heloise: My friend, Jean, called to say she would be at my house in 10 minutes. I straightened and dusted the living room, and made a fresh pot of coffee. The doorbell rang, and as I hastened through the living room to answer it, I noticed I had failed to dust the long cocktail ible. I bent over and wrote "Welcome, Jean" in the dust, and then admitted my friend! Her comment, "Oh, I feel so at home" (with the dust) made me feel good, and we started our visit with a good laugh. Lillian Gark Dear Heloise: I just took a to-be-discarded woolen dress that zipped down the back (one of the light-weight, but lined ones), cut it off at the waist, removed the zipper, let out the darts, trimmed the waist with some braid . . . and ended up with a nice, warm bed jacket. Bette King Dear Heloise: When making candy which refuses to harden, save it for an ice cream topping, or pour it over angel food cake. Marshmallow fudge is especially good for such toppings. Pat Ward Dear Heloise: For those who still like to use a regular pen to write with, but are often annoyed by ink stains on the fingers, I suggest that they wet the tip of the head of a match, and apply it to the stain. The stain will disappear like magic. Bob Diedrich I thought you must be joshing, but, by golly, it works! Heloise Dear Heloise: I have a five month-old son, and I was busy this morning and could not entertain him. So I put him in his crib and turned on a small transistor radio nearby. I tuned in to soft music and poetry. (If you search the dial, you can find nice music!) He was absolutely enchanted, and kept "talking" to the radio. And, mother could get on with her work! Mrs. Rita Lee Copyright, IS65, King Features Syndicate. Inc. WOW! WHAT A WEEKEND!! THERE'S NO TIME FOR US RANCH HANDS TO HORSE AROUND . . . WE'VE TOO MUCH TO CROW ABOUT. READ ON, DEAR FRIENDS — AT THE HOME SHOW We'll be at the Home Show in full force, with displays, gifts, prizes ga- lore! Come to the south building — we'll be right next to the bandstand. It'll be a great show for all ages — don't miss it! Friday, Saturday and Sunday — Decatur County Fair- grounds. A Date to Remember Friday, Oct. 8 JAYSHEE HAT BAR Decatur County Y.M.C.A., Starfjng at 4 p.m. New hats for the new season. Public invited. For News Items Here Call 663-4622, ask for Doris Vandertnr untu A FULL SERVICE BANK PROTECT YOUR MEMORIES Ask to see our attractive collection of HallmarK memory books for wedding, baby, graduation and Anniversary. Perfect gift to enjoy now and for years to come. BATMTON'S West Side Drug Store — i ! 1 IN OUR STORE: our first anniversary Birthday Party Is going full blast! Super birthday sale low prices, free refreshments for all comers, free gifts! Visit our store, and visit the Home Show, this weekend! U. S. 421, Northwest Edge of Greensbwg ft 4

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