Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 11, 1963 · Page 19
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 19

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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Prospects of Haircut Cost Appals Boyle By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Some 50 years ago Thomas Riley Marshall made the most memorable remark ever to issue from lips of a vice president of the United States. "What this country needs is a good five-cent dgar," he said, learnedly. Applause rang from one end of the nation to another. No American statesman ever had stated an economic fact more clearly. Half a century after he made his observation, it remains as true as ever. No such applause, however, is likely to greet a landmark remark made this week by Vincent Pace, candidate for the presidency of the International Barbers Union. What Pace said was, in effect, that what this country needs—"if the barber is every going to make a decent wage"—is a good $3 haircut. Or maybe even a $3.50 haircut. Dismal though the prospect may be to the average pocketbook, it is likely that we will see the $3 haircut far sooner than we will the return of the five-cent stogie, a dream that has died in all but the stoutest hearts. A shudder runs through the memories of all lovers of "the good old days" at the mere thought of forking over $3 or more a haircut. Money, like people, is strong and confident in youth. But in middle and old age, money, like people, becomes feebler, less sure of itself, and suffers from poor circulation. It can 't do what it used to. The erosion in the value of currency is so gradual that we sometimes tend to overlook what is happening to it, as we fail to note the gradual decline of an old friend because we see him every day and thus become accustomed to the wearing away process. Now and then a sudden event inescapably dramatizes for us the inroads time and change make upon our monetary values. Such an event is the prospect of a $3 haircut. Nostalgically, every man over the age of 50 looks back to a time when certain sums of money could do certain things for him. He remembers when a haircut was 25 cents, a shave 15 cents, a shoeshine a dime—when you could ride on subway or street car for a nickel, get a shirt for a dollar, a hotel room for $2, a pair of shoes for $5 or less, and a suit with two pairs of pants for under $20. But of all these vanished bargains he recalls the two-bit haircut most fondly. Getting a haircut then was a kind of ritual, and the barber 's shop was a friendly neighborhood forum. At least one Detroit Tiger has hit 20 home runs in every American League season since 1946. The Washington Senators fell into 10th place after their seventh American League game of 1962 and remained there for the rest of the season. The Black Hills PASSION PLAY . 29 & 30 Sept Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m. Evenings — 8:08 p.m. Prices $1.6* . $2.30 • $2.75 Student Matinee MONDAY —12:45 p.m. Prices 7Se Gall or write for ticket* Galesburg Register-Mail 140 S. Prairie 343-5161 Lodge Meets At Kirkwood KIRKWOOD - Kirkwood Rebekah Lodge, No. 429, met in regular session in the Odd Fellows Hall Sept. 3. Communications were read from the Rebekah State Assembly president, Mrs. Maude Gannon, and from other Rebekah lodges. During the meeting, it was voted that owing to conflicting events, the birthday party for members having had birthdays In 1963 will be the first meeting in October rather than Sept. 17, as previously planned. Kirkwood Briefs The Brownie Scouts will have a tea Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club Building for the mothers and prospective members. The Yorkwood Teachers Association held a potluck picnic supper at Young's Lake Tuesday for all employes of Yorkwood District No. 225 and their families. The new teachers and administrators were guests. Mr. and Mrs. William Wise of LaGrange Park spent a weekend visiting friends and neighbors in Kirkwood. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Houfburg recently visited her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Smith in Knoxville. A reunion was held Sept. 2 for the descendants of David F. Baer. Before the Houfburgs returned home, they visited their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Teel and family in Galesburg, and another son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Fullerton and family near Monmouth. The Kirkwood Brownie Scouts received a second prize on their float in the Prime Beef Festival parade in Monmouth Wednesday. In celebration of this event, the Brownies and their families planned a picnic Sunday at Young's Lake. Mrs. Gothard Rankin of Stronghurst visited friends in Kirkwood Tuesday. Mrs. Richard Marshall of Stronghurst visited Tuesday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hoffman. Douglas Rushing was a house guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rhinehart and family Tuesday and Wednesday and also visited other friends in Kirkwood and professors at Knox College. Rushing, who is a Knox College graduate, is working on his doctorate at the University of Missouri. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Robert Rushing, former Kirkwood residents. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schenck and sons, Paul, David, Rocky and Todd, of LaHarpe, were Sunday dinner guests of his mother, Mrs. Paul Hoffman, and Mr. Hoffman. Mrs. J. R. Hastings of Kirkwood and her granddaughter, Nellie Mae Hastings of Aledo, have returned from a trip to Boulder, Colo., where they visited Nellie Mae's sister, Karyl Louise Hastings, who will be a junior in the College of Music at the university there, and not Nellie Mae as previously reported. Galesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg Wcd.,.Scpf.,.11,-1963 19 % Fairview Club Initiates New Fiscal Year FAIRVIEW — Fairview Woman's Club kicked off another fiscal year Tuesday with a meeting at the Reformed Church Chapel, attended by 39 members and five guests. The two music students and the art student sponsored by the club told of their experiences at summer camps. Judy Fayhee and Dorma Toneray attended music camp at Macomb, while Donald Luman attended art camp at Monticello. Program books for the year were distributed and previewed by Mrs. Joseph Polhemus. Tea was served by Mrs. Robert Wilson and Mrs. Everett Hagaman. * 3 V 1 FAST SERVICE This includes: w s u « - Ctetning # Oiling w -9 £ Adjusting # Regulating ALL, WORK GUARANTEED FOR J YEAR Ch*9aog*?pb* — Automatics — Special Purpose Movement* md Very Rusty Movement* Excepted. FRANK JEWELERS 241 E«st Main Street A4 Mu»t Pre»ent#d with Watch. Galesburg, III. 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