The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on July 9, 1923 · Page 7
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 7

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Monday, July 9, 1923
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^pyDAY,, JVLX % .1923 THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. Do You Sleep Well? these hot sweltering night*? We are showing electric fans, priced as low M $7.50 for a guaranteed 8-inch electric fan so that you need not suffer with the heat. Light and handy to move from room to room. 4 North Main Phone 621 BUUILDING COSTS AREWJTUFIM "Guaranty Survey" Calls Attention to Comparative Prices. CURTAILING ACTIVITIES Only This Course Will Result in Bringing Costs Down to Relative Level. Greater Crops C ONDITIONS "in the farming industry are the broad-gauged barometers of general business in the United States. ' When crops are good prosperity is general. It is obyions, therefore, that the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) can turn its fscilities and talents to no more important task than that of assisting the farmer to secure a greater crop, return per acre. The experience of the past ten or fifteen years has demonstrated that farms where automotive equipment is used are operated on a lower cost level and with a higher crop return than is the case where-animal power is used. The Standard Oil Companyf^idiana) is doing its utmost to promote tHe use of motorized machin-., ery on the farm., Throughout ten middle western states this Company maintains a system of distribution whjch insures the farmer a dependable supply of gasoline, kerosene, lubricants and other products of petroleum at all times. In this territory the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) maintains 3,780 bulk stations, out of whictrsome 7,000 trucks and tank wagons carry its products to the farmer's home or ifnecessary to the tractor in the field. This is one of the services which only a big organization could perform and it is a service worth while. To emphasize the far reaching benefits of motorizing farm equipment, it is only necessary to state that farm property values in the United States have increased from -forty billions of dollars in 1910 to eighty-five billions in 1920— an advance of 107 <?o for a ten-year period. The service performed by the Standard Oil Company (Indiana), has been a factor of importance in making this increase possible. Standard Oil Company • (Indiana) 910 So. Michigan Ave., Chicago 3287 HUTCHINSON BO* IS DROWNED AT CLEVEAND Thomas Dickson, 18, Had Attended School Here, Making Home With His Aunts. Miss Bertha and Ml»a Margaret •Flarkor of 308 Twelfth avenue east received word yesterday of the drowning of their nephew, Thomas Dick- f on, at Cleveland, O. Boils •Mr, Dickinson, who was 18 year? ot ago, had spent most of-his life with his aunts here and nttondod school here and at St. 'Mary's college, St. Mary's and at St, nenedlct'B college at Atohison. (During this mrmraer vacation time he was working for a. real -estate firm in Cleveland whore the accident took place. No details were sent hore to tho relatives other than that his mother, Mrs. Josephine Dickson, had gono to Olevelaud for his body. lie lo survived by his parents, of Chicago, u half sietor, Mrs. Josslo Andrews of Baltimore and a half brother, A. C. Dickson, ot Mllwaukoo, Wis., his aunts 'Miss Bertha and Miss Margaret Parker and Mrs. Robert Koaoh of Kaunas City and an mncle, Thomas Parker of this city.- T HERE is a rsason for svery- thlng that happens. Com* "jr. jJo{nraoy» tnon-sehs* kills misery. Coi m*ute also stops boils I 3, the common- sens* remedy; for bolli, because it is built on r*a- son. Scientific authorities admit Ha power) S.S.3. builds blooa- toower, it builds' red-blood-cells. That is •what makes fighting-blood". Fighting-blood destroys Impurities. It fights boils. It fights f hnplesl It fights skin eruptions I t always wiafl Mr. V. P. Schaff; 037 13th Btreet, Washington, D. C, jrrlttii "J tried for years to get relief, from a bed case of bolli. Everything tailed until I took S. S. S. I em now abeolutely cured, and it MM S. S. S. that did it." . & a. a. if wid Mt «]i «ogj A menacing condition in tho building Industry, as a resultof much greater demand tor construction than could be mot with the available materials end labor, has furnished an outstanding example of the instability which arises in an Industry when comparative costs reach or threaton to roach prohibitive levels, the Guaranty Trust Company of New York points out in the current issue ot "Tho Guaranty Survey." '•Relief from such" n, condition." tho "Survey" continues, "may be effectod gradually or through a drastic curtailment of activity and sweeping readjustment of prices. M»ny Defer Activities. "That tho particularly threatening situation in tho building industry has been so generally recognized is eutiso for. gratification. Concerted efforts are being made by representatives ot tho several Interests most Immediately concerned to bring about a reasonable degree of stabilization in this industry.; If they succeed, tho resulting benefits will be share* by all classes of business. "Somo effects ot these efforts are seerti In the postponement or abandonment ot contemplated undertakings which had not been contracted for. In addition, considerable work that had reached the "contract stage has been deferred, and, in somo- cases, work already under way has been suspended. "No Immediate marked recession In matorlai or labor costs, however, was to be expected. A large volume of really urgent construction Is under way. And the momentum of construction activity In a period ot generally sustained prosperity preclude the probability of a collapse of prices la response lo such moderate relaxation in demand. Inasmuch, however, as the primary aim ot tho various elemonts represented in the movement to forestall a breakdown in tho industry Is stabilization, with a view to its wbllo- some effect upon the goneral -business situation, the stability of nrlcen of the principal building materials In recent weeks is in lino with the objects sought. Building a Keynote, "Building is a key industry, and upon conditions in this field depends in large measure Jiio probability of sustained business activity In general. Products ot forests, fields, mines and i quarries, tho fabrication, tranaporta- j tlon and assembling of these products, 1 and tho equipment and furnishing ot completed structures, altogether those ' afCoot more or less directly practically ! every branch of industry. Tho wll- : lingness of representatives of tho var- lous interests most directly corwernod ! Including producers and distributors i ot materials, contractors, owners, I credit Institutions, and worktngmcn— ! to cooperate in a program for stauill- | zatlon is noteworthy. This collective action is significant, not merely because of its immediate salutary influence upon business, but because ot its potential contribution to a longtime constructive program tor mlti- Katlng or preventing the economic distress resulting from recurrent periods of business depression. Hero may ba provldod a demonstration on a largo scale of tho ability of present-dnyuco- nomlc organization, whore foresight is coupled with courageous action, to escape some of tho usual untoward consequences of business expansion. Effects of Building Shortage. "From the outbreak of the war, and not merely after the entrance of the United States, the volume of building began to sag below its ctutumary level. From 19J7 to 1921 the shortage grew rapidly, although 1919 and 1921 were characterized by considerable increases in construction activity. Not until tho spring of 1922 did the deficiency begin to be reduced, lu so •brief a period as has olapsod since, only a fraction o.t tho shortage could be overcome. Tho extent of the shortage cannot ^bo precisely measured. Various estimates icilcate that, at tho beginning ot this year, tho building deficit represented about two years' normal construction, which would cost, say, $2,000,000,000 at pre-war prices. "With tho general lack of sufficient housing BO pronouncod after th» depression of 1920, ithe revival of activity In building antedated the upturn in business as a whole, and in intensity of activity this industry has continued well above the average for other lines of business. In other words, tho re- July Clearance Sale Our July Clearance of staple and seasonable goods is still going on. For your economy we are offering merchandise at generous reductions. Only a few are listed below. Domestics Corsets 35c White Outing, 25c - Regular 35c white outing fiannel for gowns, etc July Clearance, 25a 35c Turkish Towels, 25c One lot 35c bleached Turkish towels, good quality. July Clearance, 25u ; 85c Crepe and Charmeuse, 69c Fancy crepe and charmeuse for underwear, 82 and 30 inches, white and colored crapo, Ilenh and white charmeuse. Regular 85c. July Cloarance, 09o 1 Crash Toweling 18c value, now... 15o 26c all linen, now. 19o £50 all linen, now 25a Sheeting, 9-4 Width, 59c Brown and bleach sheeting In 9-i width, good quality. July Clearance, 59o ! 89c Imported Ginghams Special, 59c Our 89o Imported tlesuo ginghams—selection in all colors—no plain colors. Selling at 59c yd. . $1.98 Linen Damask $1.49 per yd. All linen damask in silver bleach, 64 and 70 inches wide; lMi, 1%, 2, 214, 2tt yd. lengths. Floral patterns. July Clearance, $1.49 yd. 59c and 69c Tissue Ginghams Special 48c yd. Tissue gingham in embroidered patterns. Bilk stripes, plaids, checks and plain. Large assortment of colors and designs. Formerly 69c and GBc, July Clearance, 48c yd. Table No. 1 Corsets Special at $2.45 table includes several numbers taken regular stock. Regularly, prlcod This from $3.50 to 15.00. July Cloarance, $2.45 35c Figured Crepe Plisse at 25c Our 35o fancy crepe I'llsse for gowns and_ pajamas; white ground with small design, la colors. Pink ground with blue or lavender design. 32 inches wide. ', July Clearance, 25c yd. Seamless Sheets, Size 81x90 Special, $1.29 Seamless sheets, size Slx90, nude of good weight bleached sheeting. July Clearance, $1.29 ; Table No. 2—at 95c—Corsets, Brassieres and Corselettes Corsets, brassieres and eorsclottos in desirable styles and models. Values formerly $1.50 and $2.0-0. July Clearance, 95o Table No. 3—at $1 Confiners and Sanitary Aprons This lot Includes a number of confiners In back and front closing. Regular 50c sanitary aprons. July Clearance, 35c or 3 Cor $1.00 Underwear $2.00 Athletic Union Suits, $1.45 "Futurist" athletic union suits in white and colored voile. Regular ?2.0o garment. July Clearance, $1.45 $1.50 and $1.75 Silk Top Vests, $1.45 Silk top- vosts, bodico stylo, reinforced under arms. Priced " regularly $1.50 and $1.75. July Clearance, $1.45 $1.50 and $2.50 Union Suits, $1.45 Women's union suits in Forest Mills and Kayser make; uit'f or umbrella knee, closed stylo. Regular $1.50 to 52 50 values. July Clearance, $1.45 $3.00 and $3.50 Silk Vests at $2.45 Fancy glove Bilk vosts. bodice top, reinforced under arm. Rtephu to match—coloni Regular $3 and $3.50 vests. July Clearance, $2 .45 50c and 75c Vests Special, 35c Women's sloovetesu vestn in variety of styles with built up tops. French bauds OT crocheted trimmed. Regular 50c and 75c. July Clearance, 35o $2.50 Silk Top Union Suits, $1.45 Bilk top union suits with cuff knoo. Mer- rurized lisle and a good quality of glovo silk. Regular $2 .50 value. July Clearance, $1.45 Sweaters For All- Arouad Wear These sweat, or*' In sleeveless stylo) have Just ar- rlvod. They are o f wool and f I b r a, woo! and angora-—in the popular color combinations and a variety of plain colors. Thoy are values that would bo rocognlzod Instantly oven If we hadn't verified them. I'rlced from $3.50 to $16.60 Fibre silk Jacquettes In plain colors and stripes, $8,50 uud $10.00. The Vacationists Need a Bathing Suit— Swimming becomes oven moro enticing when one has a stunning bathing suit. Our Jansen, fast color perfect fit lino offor3 a selection of striking colors. Priced $7.50 and $3.75. Also a line of wool stilts in a variety of stylos. Priced $3.03 to $0.95 Enjoy one of thorn immediately. Draperies 20% Off in Curtain Nets Entire stock of curtain nuts. Including Tuscan, filet, casement nets. In both Ivory and Kgyptlan colors. All selling nt 20% off tho regular price during our July Clearanco Bale. Other Curtain Goods, 20% Off All fancy Marquisettes and voiles- cross bar, ribbon edge and fancy edgo curtain materials—In white and cream—selling during July Clearance Halo at 20% off. Imported Cretonnes at 1-2 Price Inch Imported cretonnes for 3.3 and drapes. July Clearanco Sale, 1-2 price $1.75 Veltona, $1.39 30-lu, figured voltons, in black, burnt orange, green, rope and blue. Attractive for drupes, portieres, etc. Regular $1.75 yd. voltons. July Clearanco Sale, $1.30 59c Cretonnes, 45c 8R-ln. apron and dress cretonnes in good selection of colors—lavonder, tan, green, 7 pieces In the selection. Regit- blue, etc lar 50c cretonnos July Clearance Sale, 45o $1.'00-$1.25 Cretonnes, 75c Ono lot 36-in. crotonnoa in light and dark colors, suitable for drapes and other decor- utlve purposes. Regular $1.00 and $1.25 cretonnes. July Clearance Sale, 75c spouse to the urgent need for new con-, atructlon not only hastened the recovery from businoss depression, but has remained a major factor In tho continuance of a high scale of general activity. "The scarcity ot housing has contributed both directly and indirectly, however, to the lack of equilibrium In wages and In prices which la now a fundamental obstacle jto sustained prosperity. Inadequacy of housing facilities lies back of tho continued rise iu rents, which in turn has Increased the pressure for higher wages. The Index of the cost of living compiled by the United States Department of Labor shows, for 32 representative cities In March, a further Increase in rent. . For that month, the coat ot bousing was 42.4 per cont. above the 1313 average, representing &n Increase somewhat ICSB than the rlso In tho cost-of living as a whole, which was the building trades at different perl- then 6S.8 per cent, above the pre-war olIa wiltl wageg ,„ other industries is average. Instead of reducing rentals, I „ ot Ku)llj , mEul0 ,„ m ca _ s( , 3 the tho rush of activity In providing now . v , agtt ac , nally |)al(1 differ widely from housing has possibly helped to ralso' th0 , um ,i, m l ncaies, Reported wages them, owing to excessive construction ; hl (ll0 bmhllng trades indicate that, j for the country as a whole, wage rates I bav e not risen as much as tho prlcea i of building materials slnco 1013 and : that they are now only about 75 per j cent, above tho pre-war rates, as com| pared with the 102 per cont. Increase prices of materials. Wages, how- costs Building Costs Out of Line. The building situation Illustrates tho unstablo conditions resulting from disproportionate prices or wages. Average prices of lumber and building materials iu May, us shown by the Department ot Labor's Index of wholesale prices, were 102 per cent, abovo the-11113 averagu, while the all-com- ruodltles average w^as 56 per cont. above the pre-war level. In twelve months, the advance in pricos of building materials was 26 per cent., and | conditions such ns have recently do- in the all-commodltles average, 5 per velopod in the- building industry is a cent, | significant factor In the total cost of "A similar comparison of wngos In j construction. "Tho high wages of tho building trades reflect the relative or absolute decline in the numbers of worker,-. In certain ot these trades. From 1910 to 1030 there was aa increase of 3" !>•"• cent, in -the,total number of per .-,oii;5 10 years of age and older reported by the Consus as gainfully occupied. For some- buildiug trades there u'ua rurrc Hpondtug or even larger growth in numbers. For example ,the iiu-r>..u;o in the number of carpenters reported ever, are but. little below tho peak' was 9 per cent, and of plumbon> and reached in 1020,'whlle prices ot build- [ gas and steam fillers, 39 per cont. Iu ing materials are a third lower than they were at their peak. But. labor coHt is not ipoasurod solely by the wage rates. other trades, however, there was a decline. Tho number of brick and stone masons and cement finishers In 1920 Reduced efficiency under) was 18 percent. leBS than that, reported in 1910. Other declines w«rc: «' palnteru, glaziers, and varulahurs, 0 per cent; of plasterers, 20 per cent; and roofers and slaters, .10 per cent." 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