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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 6

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Thursday, September 17, 1959
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Forecast for Small Business- Fair Share in the Coming Boom; Labor Drive May Be a Problem By RAY CROMLEY NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA) - If It's a small business you're in — and you watch your step — you should do quite well in the economic boom period just ahead. But you might as well face it: You're going to have more problems. Your problems will be tougher to solve than the problems of large firms. That's the consensus of 23 top economists surveyed in Washington. New small business will be formed at a record rate — probably between 8,000 and 9,000 a week — this fall and winter. But the way it looks now, 86 per -cent of all the small firms started in the next nine months, will go out of business even before the next recession. Small business is going to be especially hard hit by labor in the six months to a year ahead. Laber unions, spearheaded by the Teamsters, arc beginning a drive to organize small companies. Most small businesses can't afford strikes which can quickly bankrupt them. They can't afford either the expense of featherbedding or the rigid working rules unions impose on large firms. The larger companies will be able in the months ahead to offset these labor pressures by a step up in automation and heavier mechanization generally. These improvements usually require big- volume production to be effective. They often don't pay off in small businesses. The growing boom is bringing more competition and narrowing Time* Htrald, Carroll, la. M Thursday, Sept. 17, 1959 Q the gap between income and expenses, squeezing the margin of profit. Big businesses are beating this partly by a heavy investment in research on new products, on better marketing and on improved production methods. Most small firms can't afford this research investment. The economists predict a somewhat erratic consumer demand in the months ahead — high, but varying. Large firms producing standardized products can ride out these changes. Small firms, which concentrate tnore on specialities, can get caught easily and burned. And many will be caught in the next six months to a year, say the economic forecasters. Money is going to be even more difficult for the small firm to get than it will be for his larger brother, despite the Government's special loan programs. Money is tight all around. Even in the field of Government contracts where the small businessman is protected by laws and by the energetic Small Business Administration, small firms arc gradually losing out — despite temporary gains. As military requirements become more complicated, more of the major prime contracts arc going, inevitably, to the larger contractors. Despite these handicaps, hundreds of thousands of small business firms are going to see their best days in the nine months ahead. For the economists agree there are big opportunities. • • Going Into Business? WASHINGTON - (NEA) - In the immediate future, here's how top economists rate: THE BEST BETS FOR SMALL BUSINESS — electronics, service industries, repairing of all kinds, insurance, real estate, recreation and vacation business — even motels — wholesaling, construction and remodeling. Also, "brain" industries — engineering, economic, scientific and technical consulting and research firms with first class talent; small metal working firms with craftsmen possessing specialized skills; specialty firms catering to specialized needs in food, clothing, hobby and sports equipment; things for babies and chil­ dren of the types too specialized for mass production or mass distribution. Also, almost any industry where the personality or ingenuity of the owner or a small select staff can provide the specialized services that a big business can't give. THE WORST BETS FOR SMALL BUSINESS — grocery stores — gradually being cased out by the big food chains; eating and drinking places; manufacturing, except in specialties. Manufacturing of standard goods is more and more being taken over by the big firms with big machinery and therefore lower unit labor costs. Now Get the Most for Your TV Dollar! FAST SERVICE Buy your TV itt whart you or* turo •Tilif wrvlc. by exptr I • n e • d TV •«ehnle1»nt. Phono »363 for torvlet on •II makes. FOUR FAMOUS BRANDS TO CHOOSE FROM! SYLVAN IA • MOTOROLA RCA VICTOR • ZENITH Black and White er Color BUY ON EASY PAYMENTS BIG TRADE ALLOWANCE NOW! COAST-TO-COAST Elmor Friadman, Ownar Union Files Charges On Egg Concern Two unfair labor charges have been filed against egg processing plants owned by Howard Randolph of Guthrie Center by the meat cutters union through the St. Paul, Minn., regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Luverne Noon of St. Paul, union international representative, has charged that three women employees of Randolph's companies were discharged illegally "because of membership and activity on behalf of the union." Two of the women—Joan Mitchell and Sally Marcella Foley — were employed at the Carroll Egg Co. in Carroll. The other, Ellen Hay, was employed by D e s Moines Food, Inc., at 2834 Seventh St., here. Randolph denied Wednesday that the women were discharged because of union activity. He branded the charges as "a lot of malarkey." The meat cutters union won the right to represent employees at three Randolph plants earlier this year in NLRB elections. The plants arc Dcs Moines Foods, with about 120 employees; Carroll Egg Co., with about 35 workers, and Randolph Foods of Guthrie Center, about 90 employees. Randolph said no contracts have yet been signed with the union covering the three plants. He said negotiations arc under way. Four other Randolph egg processing plants in Marshalltown, Harlan, Boone and Manning have not been organized, nor has one Randolph partly owns in Sioux City. Darwin Armstrong Is an Army Enlistee (Times Herald News Service) LANESBORO — Darwin Lee Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Armstrong, enlisted in the Army and left for Des Moines Monday. He will leave from there for camp to take his Infantry training. Mr. and Mrs. Herb Shoemaker left Tuesday night for Washington, where they will visit in the home of their sons-in-law and daughters and families, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mount at Kent and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Howe at Renron, Wash. Mrs. Jesse Wilson has returned home from S.D., where she visited relatives. Gary Strickland came from Salina, Kan., for a weekend visit in the home of his mother, Mrs. Howard Strickland. He was met in Omaha by his mother and brother- in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Legore, NURSES TWO CAREERS . . . Dolores Wettach, 23, is a nurse by day, a stage personality at night. Born in Switzerland, raised in the United States, she appears in an off-Broadway play after a full day's nursing at St. Clare's Hospital, New York City. Ladies Aid at Auburn to Have Guest Day Oct. 8 tTlnir* IIITIIIII News Service) AUBURN -The Ladies Aid of Zion Lutheran Church met in the church basement. The meeti n g opened with group singing of a hymn and Mrs. L. S. Winter had charge of the devotions. She read Psalm 25 followed by prayer. The Rev. L. S. Winter discussed the topic, "Thy Kingdom Come." Mrs. C. M. Bean, president, conducted the business meeting, reminding members of the Ladies Aid Guest Day at Glidden Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. The society was invited by the Lake City Ladies Aid to attend the fall meeting of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League Sept. 30 beginning at 9 a.m. Plans were concluded for the chicken supper Sept. 17. It was decided to have a Guest Day Oct. 8 and to invite the women of the Lake City. Lidderdale, Glidden, Carroll and Arcadia Lutheran churches. Lunch was served by Mrs. Martin Erickson and the officers. Mr. and Mrs. Orpluis Carroll were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Salisbury at Lyle, Minn. Miss Glenda Williamson of Omaha spent the weekend in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Williamson. REAL GONE CAT TALOGA. Okla. (AP) — The Christian Church has booted a cat from its ranks. The stray cat was allowed to reside at the church until it became too enthusiastic and broke up a recent Sunday service by leaping onto the pulpit 3 Choices Given Algeria by De Gaulle By ANDREW BOROWIEC ALGIERS (AP)-Gen. Charles de Gaulle's plan for ending nearly five years of rebellion in Algeria today left the million French settlers largely bitter and the nine million Moslems mostly apathetic. The 68-year-old French President held out three choices for the people once peace is restored in the troubled region—independence, integration with France or autonomy. The choice, he said, would be made in an election within four years after the country has been pacified—that is when deaths from terrorist attacks do not exceed 200 a year. But he warned those demanding independence that it would bring a "disastrous misery, terrible political chaos, general throat- cutting and soon the warlike dictatorship of the Communists." France, he said, would support autonomy. Algerian rebels waging war against French rule were suspicious of De Gaulle's offer of self- determination. Some leaders of the rebel government in Cairo called the move a trick to hoodwink world opinion on the eve of United Nations debate on Algeria. De Gaulle made no mention of the prospective U. N. debate in outlining his master plan for Algeria in a radio-TV speech Wednesday night from Paris. Reports of terrorist attacks and new skirmishes with the rebels reached newspaper offices even while the speech was being broadcast here. During the past 24 hours a total of 38 rebels were reported killed in clashes with French troops. The French President called on the rebels to lay down their arms and issued an invitation "here and now" for observers the world over to watch the voting when it is held. Why is it some people have to be disagreeable every time they disagree with somebody else? MOVING Local and Nation Wide Storage — Crating — Packing Ph. Day 2540 Ph. Night 2618 Carroll, Iowa John Vanderheiden Moving Agents for North American Van Line*, inc. Boy Scouts to Pick Up Clothing Bags Saturday Boy Scouts of Carroll troops, under the direction of Scoutmasters Don Schleisman and Louis Nockels, will bo around Saturday to pick up Goodwill clothing bags which were distributed by Cub Scouts last Saturday. Residents of Carroll are asked to have the bags filled and on their front steps by 8:30 a.m. Only bags or boxes in plain sight will be picked up. Boy Scouts will not be ringing doorbells. Badly needed articles arc discarded clothing for men, women and children, shoes tied together in pairs, curtains, drapes, linens, bedding and other items of cloth as well as small toys, electrical appliances and other household utensils which can be repaired. Residents 6"! Carroll arc asked to look in their closets, attics and basements for cast-off articles which may help handicapped men and women to earn their own living as employes of the Goodwill Industries. Persons whose homes may have been missed last week when empty bags were distributed arc asked to pack their discarded articles in boxes or other containers. Should your home be passed by during the pickup Saturday, call 4183 before 4 p.m. Geo. Wernimonts Attend Wedding Of Their Nephew (Time* Herald News Service) AUBURN - Mr. and Mrs. George Wcrrimont spent the weekend at Minneapolis, where they attended the wedding of their nephew, Franklin Wernimont Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Minglin, Mr. and Mrs. "W. J. Hensel and Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Howard spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Brooks and Mrs. Maggie Brooks at Okoboji. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Snndvak of Billings, Mont., and ivlrs. Sadie Hart of Sac City visited Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Lottie Gorman and Ralph Williamson. Mrs. Ruby Hamilton and her guests, Leonard and Marvin Hamilton of Omaha were Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bradley and daughters at Lake City. . Open a savings account- of $500.00 or more or add this amount to your present account by September 30, 1959 and we will give you $2.50 FREE Current earnings on savings SVz 0/o , plus the gift of $2.50 on $500.00, is equivalent to 4% the first year. Your account it insured to $10,000 by an agtncy of the federal government. Come in or mail your caving* TODAY Polk County Federal 1 Sayings and Loan Assn. 7th and High DM Moines, lew* BLOODY KHRUSHCHEV MASTER OF CAPTIVE NATIONS This message is dedicated to the enslaved people of Russia ami the Captive Nation* and to the memory of mo hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children murdered under the personal direction of Nikito if Use It to silently welcome the "Butcher of Hungary 4 by displaying it from the day of bis arrival until the happy moment of bis departure. * Send it to friends in cities to be visited by Krushchev* Urge them to reprint it and give it the widest possible dirtribution- ANTI-COMMUNIST LEAGUE OF AMERICA, INC BOX *6& PARK RIDGE/ ILLINOIS

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