The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 30, 1956 · Page 8
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 8

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Friday, March 30, 1956
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lattJmnn Friday, March 30, 1056 Work Half As Hard- U.S. STANDARD OF LIVING TRIPLES IN PAST CENTURY •UZ SAWYER —by Roy Grant WATCH SJQNfT KNOW\ Ml, VOUR CAPTAIN'. GWGK, Sl?,1/'*< SHOW Y3U HOW NOBOOY I TO CONTROL HER.' CM COSTOL B.V CiAYLOKD P. GODWIN WASHINGTON —UP— A private research bureau estimates the average American's standard of living hay trlplnd in the last 100 years f.mi that he has to work only about half as hard lo earn it. The g«in springs basically from the rise in farmer efficiency ami thf> j-csujiing- shin of population •eway from the farm, ihc family i?cr)!iomlc.« bureau of the Norlh- wcsUrn National Life Insurance Co . said. •ii cireu- its conclusions from th"sc results of a survey: '•Measured in. 3935 dollars, an.. jvjsl c)i£po.sab!c personal income tier capita amounted to $55o in 1850. $735 in .1900. SI,500 in 1950, Before You Buy or Sell CONSULT H. WILKENFELD PHONE 3-1744 1953 JEEP Station Wagon Loaded Like New WILLIS COBB NASH CO. and $1,630 in 1955. The last figure tois up to $4,S90 for a. family of throe persons. In 1850, two-third? of the population lived on farms, and produced one-third of the nation's total' output of goods and services. Now less than one-seventh o{ the population lives'on' farms and produces only 1-17 of the gross national product. This means that six-sevenths of the population now produces goods and services other than raw ma- teriais. These "other goods and services" give wcahh and variety to the standard of living. They amount to IS limes the value of farm output, compared with only twice its value as in 1S50. The report said the "phenomenal rise in the efficiency of the individual American farmer" has made the "tremendous long-term shift" of population out of farming and into production of other goods and services "not only possible but inevitable." It said the farmer "continually farms more acres per man-hour, gets more produce Senate-House Okay $3 Billion Funds WASHINGTON —UP— The Senate and House Wednesday approved a, compromise $3,629,139.000 appropriation bill to run the Post Office and Treasury Departments and U.S. Tax Court in the next fiscal year starting July 1. President "Eisenhower had asked $20.7 million .more than the bill provides. The measure now goes to the White House. FOR RENT NEW AIR CONDITIONED BUILDING LOCATED 123 E. TEXAS Suitable For Office or Small Business 600 Sq. Feet APPLY ABE ROSENZWEIG ,,,,,, DAY PHONE 2993 — AFTER J P.M. 9320 per acre, and more meat,' milk, and eggs per bushel o£ feed.'' In 1550. farmers used 12 1-2 acres per capita to supply agricultural needs. Of this, five a civs per capita were harvested cropland. Today farmers use only seven acres per capita, of which two are har- harvestod cropland. Yet there, is more food, feed, and fiber than the population can consume or dispose of. The longtime trend of farm population shrinkage was interrupted during the depression of the 1930s. The number of individual farms actually reached its all-time peak of 6.S12.000 m 1935. But by 1954, those properties, plus 100 million acres of additional land, had been merged into only 4,782,000 individual' farms. The Agriculture Department recently estimated the total value, of ; farmland and buildings as of Nov. 1. 1955, at SlOl.S billion, an average of nearly SSS an acre for the 1.159 million acres of land in farms. The department added that not many farms were for sale. The bureau said these facts seem to indicate the high-mechanized. larsre-scale farmer feels that he can make money on the samq acres on which a smaller farmer now may be unable to show a profit. Deaths Tie Top Record CHICAGO — UP— February traffic deaths tied the month's all- time record, the National Safety Council said Friday. The council reported that 2.630 persons died in traffic last month, equalling' the record-breaking' February's of J941 and 1952. The month's toll was 16 per cent greater than that of last year's February — The' largest monthly percentag'e increase since June, 1951. It also boosted the -death toll for the first two months of 1956 to 5.590. 500 more than 1955's comparable period. February was the 12th straight month to have a bigsrer death count than the same month of the year before. Farmers' Cash Income Is Down 5 Per Cent WHAT? Y CAN'T CONTROL HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO O CONTROL RIDICULOUS, M r GE£J .WHO WOULI7 PUT SUCH AM IDEA INTO KER HEAP HIT YOU? UEADSTRON6 CONTROL HER ASY HONOR, CAPTAIN, t KAP HOTHINO TOjOOWtTH MY FIANCES F1.Y1MG ASOASD CARRieS. Anahuae s Fine Arts-Club.'Elects Officers Of 56-57 2,833 Rigs Are On Job DALLAS —UP— 'The American Association of. Oilwell Drilling Contractors reported Friday that a total of 2,833 rigs were working in oilfield:: of the United States and Canada the week of'March 26. This was 90 tower Uinn in the previous week and 101 more than were in oixn-alion 'during the same wcok in 1955. Rigs in operation thn wcok of . March 2C, included 1(50 in the Ark-La-Tcx area, 538. in \\Yist Texas and. New Mexico, CSC on Uie Gulf Coast and 3S5 in North Texas. Try Sun Classified Ads—Dial 8302 Mrs. P. D. Kinser heads the slate of new officers for the Women's Fine Arts Club of Anahuae elected at their recent meeting. Mrs..A. J. Harmon, Jr. will serve as vice-president' for 1956-aBST; 2>Irs. Talma-age Morgan, secretary and reporter, and Mrs. PL L. Hall, treasurer. • The Club held their annual '"Friendship. Texas and Federation 'Bay" program at the First •Methodist church with Mrs. R. J. Barrow. Mrs. O. E- Wi'ieox, Jr. ana 7,irs. G. V. Kayos Jr a? hostesses. The program .included a skit on Texas written, by Mrs. Louis Thames. Mrs. J. B. Wooldridge and Mrs. Kinser participated in the skit with Texas songs sung by the Music section of .the'club. Mrs. B. .D. Bell was honored as a special friend «t the program and Mrs. S. Roy White composed a poem about her which was read by Mrs. Eley WhStc.hcad. and Mrs. B. H. Baakc presented her with a sketch she had drawn of her. Mrs. A- K. Merritt also presented her with' a corsage'in "behalf 01 the club. The program committee for the meeting included Mrs. Kinser, Mrs. Thames and Mrs. Mayes. The refreshment table was laid with a silver metallic cloth and was centered with on arrangement of red roses in a' silver rcceptle. Silver camllcbra, punch bow! and other appointments completed the decorations. . • Mrs. Jack Chambliss, club president, presided at the punch bowl, and guests were served shrrbert, punch, .cookies, sandw'ehes and mints. The next meeting of the general group will be April 20 with the music section in charge of the meeting. WHERE TO BU* TVs & Appliances Kovar Appliance Co. "Wo Really Service What Wo Sell" •MMB^B^^nC£3V^Mi^HiH£XMCliHBIH^^^BIIIBMnnVIBM^UMWHmMP^^MHM^^ma^^^^H GLEN ARBOR OFF GARTH ROAD, NORTH OF Port Commission Dye J 3 Bedroom Brick Homes Two 100% GI, FHA And Conventional Loons There soon will be two new faces on the Port Commission that operates the port for the Navigation District. Captain M. A. Rowe. well known Houston realtor and former steamship captain, has notified Mayor Oscar Holcombe that he would like to be relieved before his term expires on May 30. Several months ago Judge J. S- Bracewell announced that he wanted to be relieved at the end of his term, but he said 1 he would serve until a replacement has been selected. , The Houston City council will replace Captain Rowe. The presiding officer of the five-man commission is chosen jointly by Commissioner's court and the Houston City council- Mayor Holcombe has said thai he will confere shortly with County Judge Bob Casey on a successor to Judge Bracewell. The commission members are all appointed with the City of Houston naming:, two, Harris County naming: two and the chairman & joint appointee. Other members of the commission now are YV. N. Blanton and Verncn Whiteside of Pasadena (county appointees) and John Turney a Houston appointee). Auto Racer Comes By It Naturally PERU. Ind. — UP — Mrs. Mar}* E. Kuttman, fined $17.75 on a speeding charge Wednesday identified herself as the mother of Troy Kutman,' onf- tirne winner of the SOo-iuiie Memorial Bay auto race. WITH PAYMENTS H AS LOW AS Including Taxes and Insurance 50 PEK MONTH. 138* FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! $500.00 WORTH OF FREE FEATURES . ' IN THESE BEAUTIFUL HOMES Sales Office Open 7 Days A Week JACK WILSON, Exclusive Agent LUCILLE (Sadie) WILSON, Sales & Office Meager PHONE 8084 Tr>- Sun Cla.ssi/icd S302 JEASV TfRMS Expett 'em to start easier . . . last years longer! Choice of starters: rope, recoil or electric! Heavy cast construction assure; perfect cutting alignment. Poivcred by 4-cycIe Briggs & Stratton engine, with fingertip controls, non-slip clutch. See it today. HOME LUMBER CO. 800 E. Texas Dial 82tt WASHINGTON — UP— The A-rn- j culture Department reported V.'ed- i nesday that" farmers' cash income in ; January and February totaled an , estimated W.l billion. 5 per cent i below the same period last year. ' Tnc department said income i from livestock and livestock" prod- j ucts for the two-month period totaled S2.3 billion, also 5 per cent below the 1955 period. SATURDAY MARCH 31 LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR ORIENTAL CARPET To Be Given Away As A Climax To The Grand Opening Of Morrison Furniture Company's New Carpet Department Nothing To Buy! JUST COME IN AND REGISTER! You Do NOT Have To Be Presenr Af Drawing To Win! 1956 Chevrolet Customers Are Multiplying Faster Than EASTER BUNNIES! BECAUSE . . . BUCK TURNER HAS THE CAR THAT IS T HE MOST POPULAR IN THE U. S. A.! BUCK TURNER MAKES DEALS THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN TOUCH! BUCK TURNER STILL BELIEVES THAT THE "CUS- TOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT" AND GIVES THE BEST AFTER- SALE SERVICE YOU CAN FIND! BUCK TURNER OFFERS HOME-TOWN FINANCING WHICH SAVES YOU A LOT OF MONEY! SATURDAY MARCH 31 MORRISON FURNITURE CO. 401 W. TEXAS WAL 2393 BbLlV TUKNtll KEEPS A TREMENDOUS SELECTION OF 1956 CHEVROLETS IN ALL TH&IR MATCHLESS BEAUTY ON HAND FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE CHOICE! BUCK TURNER WANTS YOU AS A CUSTOMER-AND IS READY TO PROVE IT TO YOU! 115 NORTH MAIN 10 EAST TEXAS

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