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April 16, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 6

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r ^ Wellington Leader : Established 1909 , „ •( Published Every Thursday lit 918 West Avenue, Wellington, Teaow .t>ESKi;NS WELLS. Editor and Publisher *• »««>nd class mail Aug. 26, 1909 at the port l Wellington, Texas, under Act of March 3, 1879. • Sustaining Member National Editorial Association Member Texas Press Association Member Panhandle Press Association NqTlCE: >4 Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing for reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear inlthe columns of THE WELLINGTON LEADER will be corrected gladly upon its being brought to the attention of the publisher. $3.00 a year inside of trade territory $4.00 a year outside of trade territory Reading Notices 10* per line This Changing World Thursday, April (6, 1964 Why Business Fails Businesses come and go in every line of endeavor and among the tens of thousands of failures in the United States each year, the great majority are small retail establishments. In our 39 years of contact with the Wellington business 1 fraternity, for example, almost every business location has had from one to a dozen tenants. Each and every operator started with enthusiasm, certain that there was opportunity. All too many have folded, wifeer and poorer for the experience. Our community has been no worse (or better) than most in this regard. What has happened here has been par for the business course throughout the United. States. Most economists, quoting unhappy businessmen, blame lack of capital, inexperience, and over-extension of credit. Yet Sidney Harris who writes a daily column in the Detroit Free Press, contends that it's because these businessmen are concentrating on selling commodities instead of themselves. He believes that small merchants watch their inventory and quality and pricing, yet forget almost completely about the atmosphere of their store. It is that intangible factor that, more than any other, determines whether a customer will return, writes Harris. "If a restaurant hostess is obtuse and surly, if a cashier is unpleasant or unresponsive, the quality of the food or the price will not encourage a customer to come back. "Today's consumer is a good deal moree sophisticated than in the past. He knows that stores charging about the same prices offer about the same grade of merchandise. And his decision to patronize one rather than another rests mostly upon his feelings as a human being, not upon his calculation as an economic unit. "A good hostess in a restaurant, for instance, is worth two or three times what she customarily makes —and if she isn't good, even the smallest salary is too large. Likewise, a sloppy waitress, a sullen sales clerk, can in a few minutes negate whatever glowing policy" the proprietor has evolved over the years. "Actually, a retail establishment itself is, in phy- chological terms, the basic 'commodity' the merchant is selling. It is the total atmosphere of a shop that the customer "buys" more than the item in the inventory." Retailers will do well to keep this observation in mind and strive for a store image that appeals It isn't easy—but what is these days? —Wellington (Ohio) Enterprise CROSSROADS REPORT DR. JACK L. ROSE OPTOMETRIST Contact Lenses Closed Saturday Afternoons 505 Main MEMPHIS Phone 259-2216 Dear Editor: I see where the Air Force says that RB66 plane crew made a bad mistake in navigation, which is how come they were out there over East German territory when the Reds shot them down. And on account of thfe mistake these iboys will have to face an evaluation Aboard which may decide they won't (be let to fly any more. Which likely will make them sorry they joined the Air Force instead of the Bureaucrat Cor(ps, where the pay is 'better and the bigger the mis*- takes you make, the faster you get promoted. My party-faithful neighbor says his Party doesn't stand for the same things it did 50 years ago when he first took up with it, and he doesn't either. Says it's been a tough fight, too, changing his personal political convictions fast enough to keep down with the Party, st> he can vote a straight ticket without flinching. iBut he's not going to switch because members of Party X also have had tirou'ble downshifting their principles as fast as the party doesi; and the Young Repxiblicans and Young Democrats just don't seem to want recruits like him, with high-mileage bodies and pre- washed brains. "LET'S GO! south of the border through General Telephone Country Del Rio, Gateway to Mexico Just a step from Del Rio, Texas, and you are in a foreign land. Across the Rio Grande is Cuidad Acuna in colorful, romantic Old Mexico. No passport or tourist card is needed to enjoy Acuna's famed restaurants, night clubs, bull fights, dancing under star studded skies, and shops filled with beautiful Mexican handiwork. Del Rio, Queen City of the Rio Grande, is a happy choice as your Gateway to Mexico, because in or near it are many visitor attractions of historic or legendary importance. Also its new Civic Center will make the city even, more a convention site. Visit Del Rio and neighboring Mexico where hospitable people say, "Hasta Manana" as you leave, for they know you will soon return, GENERAL TELEPHONE OF THE SOUTHWEST I see where the recent revolution in Brazil, where President Goulart got thrown out on his ear, has been highly applauded in Washington. And my revolutions expert neighbor says the reason this operation went off so smoothly ds that the Brazilians used a purely home talent Coup Corps, without any U.S. advisors. Says, of course, Ambassador Lodge's two-coup team in Vietnam just couldn't work Brazil into their schedule, and President Goulart ought to be glad, because their d'eposal methods deposed Vietnam's President Diem so permanently. I see where an economics high priestess says (because there are more moonlighters in the U.S. than there are unemployed ipeople, maybe we need a law limiting jobs one to a customer. ll/ike if a school teacher is giving piccolo lessons oni the side, the law ought to make him turn one of his jobs- over to somebody else, such as some unemployed hula hoop maker. But we won't get any law like this, tbecause most of our Coffee every ikorning I/ C7 Newt . . . bright, cltsr. well written, timely. That's what you get /every morning when you read ITHE HOUSTON POSTI !J|jiu«t stands to reason ... the %>rning newspaper has t» be .tr»(|:|flrst with the latest . . . aiu||l|icause it comes to you first thingf||ery morning, it stayi with you Ippughout the day ... to read, fieri joy and use at your leisuref For jKe latest newt . . . first . . .• whijf/the news is still new . . . reacl the morning Post. Subscribe *ofay or get it on your neigh- bo/hood newsstand. February Bond Sales $11,837 February Savings Bond sales in Collirogsworth county totaled $11,837. This announcement was made recently by John Forte', chairman of the Collingsworth county savings bonds committee. Sailes for the first two months of 1964 were $13,787, which represents 12.5% of the 1964 sales goal. Bond sales in Texas for the first two months' of 1964 were $28,293,907, and 18.8% of the 1964 sales goal of $150,000,000 has been achieved. lawmakers are moonttghteirs themselves, holding down a regular job of pulblic offiicialing while also working atl the job of getting elected 1 again. Gov. John ConnaUy's Committee on Education Beyond the High School agreed on need 1 for expanded use of educational television and year-round use of existing campuses. Tower Attacks Title VII of Civil Rights Bill Senator John Tower today attacked Title VII of the administration's Civil Bights ibiH as a "meaningless declaration' in which Congress proposes to exercise power it does not possess. Tower said 1 he opposes Title VII, the Equal Employment Opportunity section of the (bill, because lit is "not a 1 proper field for Federal legislation.' Tower also said the problem of racial and religious discrimination in employment "is a problem in morality, in which public awareness and understanding has brought] more progress than all the Haws we could enact." Tower quoted from a speech delivered on the Senate floor in 1949 by Senator Lyndon B. Johnson in his opposition to a Fair Employment Practices bill. He quoted Johnson as calling the FEPC proposal' "the least meritorious (proposal in the whole Civil Rights program." Excerpts from the Senator's speech, selected from some 70 pages of prepared comment, follow: • This is not a proper fieldl for Federal legislation. A matter such as discrimination in employment or in labor union membership is (best handled at the state or local level, or through the force of public opinion. This legislation would involve the federal government in the most intimate detail of the operation of every business enterprise and every local labor union in the Nation, and in a matter in which the determination® to be made are extremely difficult. • The problem of racial and religious discrimination in employment is a problem of morality, in which pulblic awareness and understanding <has irought more progress than all the laws we could enact. • The proposed title states n Section 701: "The Congress leireby declares that the opportunity for employment without discrimination of the types described in Sections 704 and 705 is a right of all persons vithin the jurisdiction of the Jnited States, and that it is ;he national ipoMcy to protect ;he right of the individual to be free from such discrimina- n." That meaningless declaration is simply an attempt to have the Congress usurp an authority which it does not have and cannot possibly exercise. In the OIL AND GAS NEWS Royalty deed: Ernest Johnson to A. L. Henderson — S/2 section 72, Mock 21. <Lease: Tom Q. Stansell and wife to Benny Wilder — N/2 of NE/4 section 48, block 10. Lease: Ora Lee Stansell and husband to Benny, Wilder — SW/4 section ,48, block 10. Release of lease: F. D. Bracken to Robert Oldham *i»d wife —NW/4 .section 14, block 16, and 39 acres out of the SW/4 section 27, block 16. Assignment of lease: Rodney Barker and others to O. J. Walker—W/2 section 99, block 12, and E/2 section 99, block 12. Assignment: 0. J. Walker to Robert O. Lister Jr.—Section 99, block 12. Assignment of lease Robert 0. Lister Jr. tto V. P. Head— SW/4 section 99, block 12. Robert O. Lister Jr. to V, P. Head—NE/4 section 99. (block 12. Release of lease Sam P. Wallace to Robert Posey and wife —533.42 acres out of section 62, block 14. Lease E. C. TJahue to R. R. Kyner—NE/4 section 63, block 15. Lease E. C. Lahue to R. R. Kyner—North 221 acres out of section 64, block 14. Lease N. M. Higdon to Mark Oil Corp.—NW/4 section 111, block 21. Lease: W. L. Green and wife to R. R. Kyner—S/2 section 77, SW/4 section 78, and the north 79.81 acres out of section. 63, all in block 15. first place, Congress could not possibly make a "aright of employment]" a civil right unless that right couldl Ibe enforced by making it the duty of someone to .provide employment for "all the people." Therefore, unless the government takes over all the industry and trade, 'by public ownership or by dictatorial control, government cannot enforce this declared right. The promise to do so is pure pretense. In the face of ... clear and explicit provisions of the Constitution, H.R. 7152 proposes that Congress assume a power it dfoes not (possess and in fact a r power which is expressly denied to the federal government. • The attempted validation of the proposed Title VII as a regulation of commerce is based upon two fantastic assumptions. The first is that commerce is "obstructed" 'by discriminatory practices. For this there is aibsolutely no evidence. It is simply an assertion with no foundation. The second assumption is that there will 'be "more buying power" and "less waste of manpower" when there is no '•discrimination" in hiring employees. But what difference is ;here in total "buying power" or "manpower" when A is employed instead of B? If ten white applicants are rejected in favor of ten Negroes, there are still only ten men employed. • I would like to note that n a recent manpower count of <he President, it was stated that Negroes held 13.1% of the Federal jobs on the United States, although Negroes represent only 10.5% of the American population. And yet. the President tells us in his manpower report that the hiring of .3.1% of federal employees was accomplished "solely on the basis of merit without irrele- vent considerations of race or ancestry. Now if we are to accept the thesis in this case, we must therefore admit that the Negro race in the United States is more talented and, -therefore, has more merit for employment in Federal jobs than does any. other race. That must be so if we are to believe the statistics. Now this is aM ridiculous. And it only serves to ipofimt out how impossible it is for the government to legislate nuxral- tiy in this field. • On March 9, 1949, -Senator Lyndon Johnson, who is now our President, had this to say about the FEPC: "One of the other civil rights measures deserves some passing attention. That is the bill for creation of a fair employment) practices commission. "This, to me, is the least meritorious proposal in the whole Civil Rights program. To my way of thinking it is simple: If the federal government can by law tell me whom I shaN employ, it can likewise tell my prospective employees for whom they must work. If the law can comipel me to employ a Negro, it) can compel that Negro to work for me. It might even tell him how long and how hard he would have to work. As I see it, such a law would do nothing more than to enslave a minority. Such a law would necessitate a system of federal police officers such as we have never before seen. It would require the policing of every business institution, every transaction made between an employer and an employee, and, virtually, every hour of an employer's and employee's association while at work." OLET makes all types of quality trucks _ THE HOUSTON POST ECONOMICAL CHEVY-VANS ' The flat-floor Chevrolet delivery with the low price tag and the engine up front. Over 40 sq. ft: of completely usable floor space almost 7 1 /? ft. long. Can carry a full ton of payload. Body and frame are welded together. Has I-beam front axle and leaf springs. Windshield is big, flat, practical one-piece unit. Side doors and rear windows, are optional at extra cost. CHEVROLET QUALITY TRUCKS COST LESS Telephone your Chevrolet dealer about any type of truck • •••••« t ...„ CLARK CHEVROLET CO. 1009 Ninth St. Wellington, Texas Phone 447-5422

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