The Schulenburg Sticker (Schulenburg, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1943 Page: 2 of 8
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Friday, September 3, 1943
THE SCHULENBURG STICKER
Price Support On
Texas sweet potato growers
who hold cured potatoes until i
spring will receive about 50 cents
per bushel more than they will if
they sell now.
Under an increased support
price program announced this
week through the Texas USDA
war board, B. F
BY GEORGE a BENSON
Searey, tArkansas }
There was one policeman
Most Of Food
Waste Occurs In
One-fifth of the food civilians
of it was lost in transit; it was: faifniers Urged To
dropped by the wayside at j 0
wholesalers. Much of the foodj 1 rGVlde Farm btorage
wasted, bruised, and spoiled, was I For Cotton
swept out the back door of re-
tail stores. And staggering a-j A place to store this year's!
buy is thrown into the garbage! mounts of food were scraped off cotton crop was the paramount!
Pvt. Alois A. Anderle of Campi Olga Jurica, who is now in
Campbell, Ky. is at the bedside | San Antonio, spent her vacation
of his mother who is ill. j here with friends and relatives.
can. Analytical studies of gar-j unfinished plates in restaurants
bage collected in 247 cities show| u1iq public eating places.
that it contains an average of 300 f Small quantities of food wast-
pcunds of food per person per: ecj jn ^]ie home add up to anirai'ts of the state,
year—an average waste of more! astounding total for the whole! "Cotton is opening
problem facing many Texas cot-
ton farmers this week as picking
season got underway in most!
Vance, chair-! town ^heie 1 ^ i than 3-4 pound of food for each country. What one average Amc-i vo'ume and as production reaches!
man, explained that No. 1 cured j J* went shopping in ^" j individual
every dav. Most of this] i-ican family does in conserving a Peak the storage problem will j
hood days. I can still see his sil-1 ^ food doeg n()t geem very drama. | become far more serious than it,
tic, but what every average Ame-I^s now," Geo. Slaughter, chair-j
rican family can do together to man> Texas AAA committee-, said;
save food will materially in- j *l1 as^ing farmers to plan far
crease the supply. enough ahead this year to pro-
How To Save for their own storage fa-
Citing $15 per bale losses in
basket at the grocer's front door.
He didn't ask the grocer's
leave. He didn't even look around
to see if the grocer wras near
enough to be thanked. He just
took the treat and walked away.
It looked wrong to me. The
strong arm of the law had taken
something that did not belong to
him. If the owner protested he
would surely lose the officer's
friendiship which was worth
more than peanuts.
plates, and dumped into
The food supply can be in-
creased simply by not throwing
it away. Last year the people of
the United States wasted more
food than is needed by both the
armed forces and the lease-lend
requirements of the Allies.
Sources of Waste
Immense quantities of food
went to waste on farms; more
potatoes, properly packed, will be |I1UUU ! country's food waste occurs in
supported at $1.65 per bushel jvei a 0 aU. °*? >!nic+prp'd I home. Food is cooked away,
beginning Feb. 1 while the pres-[ oak c u ^ ea le* drained down the sink, left on
«,i support price of cured orjgun. How distinctly I remember _____
iincured potatoes is only $1.15 my disappointment in this power-
busheL ful being at seeing him one Sat-
The increased support price is urday morning take a large hand-
designed to encourage curing and iul of raw peanuts from a wire
storing and to prevent producers
from selling more potatoes now
than the market can absorb at
fair prices. It also will take care
of part of the added costs of
storing and curing.
Other increased support prices
include the following: Nov., $1.15j
■per bushel; Dec., $1.30 per bushel
and Jan., $1.50 per busheL Origi-
nal support prices varied from
$1.15 per bushel from Aug.
through Nov. to $1.30 per bushel
during Dec. and Jan. and to
J1.45 per bushel from Feb.
The price of U. S. No. 2 po-
tatoes, which must contain not
less than 75 per cent No. 1
quality, will be 15 cents per
bushel less than U. S. No. 1
All purchases, which will be
made by the Food Distribution
Administration, will be made F.
O. B. car or storage warehouse
and will include only those pota-
toes properly packed in bushel
crates, baskets or hampers.
In cooperation with FDA,
county USDA W]ar Boards in
the potato producing areas al-
ready are scheduling meetings
with growers to work out stor-
age, curing and packaging prob-
lems. Also assisting in the
meetings will be the recently
A Little Thing
Theft, robbery, extortion, bribe
taking? I could neither name the
offense nor justify it, but I knew
it was immoral in principle how-
ever trivial in nature. Since then
I have accumulated more worldly
experience but I am still convinc-
ed that this is America's national
sin. In our prosperity, we Ame-
ricans have a bad habit of ignor-
ing offenses that are trivial in
Mature although they may be very
wrong in principle.
This precisely is what's the
matter with our system of taxa-
tion in the United States. It is
wrong in principle. Outwrardly
there is great variety among tax
laws in America but they are too
nearly uniform in one respect:
Most tax bills are born wearing
false faces. Each seems to hava
organized county sweet potato! ]^een drawn up for some popular
This beer is
j purpose when its real aim is
something else. Tax laws, in this And then on a calm lovely Sun
free and prosperous country, are day,
lull of deception. With the sky so blue and clear,
Never dreaming that the "other
We wanted to help to win the
So we w*ere kinda glad to come
We knew that /the going might
And that we'd have to battle
Two months aboard that troop
With the lousy slum they fed,
And a million of those G. I.
And a little two-by bed.
After that, a sand blown desert,
Wjhere the dust blew, day and
T'was camel meat they fed us
.And the bread, it showed no
Then off into the jungle land,
With its sizzling, steaming heat,
And its sweating, stinking heat,
Where a white face is a treat.
In 32-©*. quarto,
bottles, or on
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A GROWING MENACE
In years past, revenue bills did
not matter because taxes were
low. The average easy-going
American's annual tax amounted
to so little that he looked upon
it as a trivial item, but this
situation is changing fast. Unjust
taxing methods, that formerly
"made no difference" because
they didn't hurt, are beginning
to cause pain at unexpected pla-
ces. The actual motives behind
them are coming to light. A
change is in progress. We might
as well look facts in the face.
With taxes high and likely to
stay high they must of necessity
be fair. As long as the police-
man takes peanuts, nobody
squawks if the makes off with
nine from a small merchant and
four from a large one, but when
the fingers of "The Lawr" reach
the cash-drawer and begin fumb-
ling with the folding money,
"takes" ought to be in proportion
to something; something simple
that makes sense to everybody.
Philadelphia lawyers (literally
and figuratively) are too few in
relation to tax payers this year
to handle all the headaches in
A SIMPLE LEVY
It is my sincere and studied
opinion that most of today's com-
j licated tax mechanism should be
junked and replaced with a sales
tax, for this mean reason: The
fairness of a sales tax is so ob-
vious. By a sales tax everybody
knows people pay in proportion
as they spend. A long list of
ether advantages could be named
but four good ones will be suf-
1.—Sales taxes are not hid-
den. They neither fool the poor
lior soak the rich. Everybody can
see how big they are and who
rays them. In short, they are out
in the open.
2. Sales taxes resist inflation,
j Inflation is spending power that
tonsumers have, over and above
the available supply of purchase-
able things. Sales taxes cut down
3. Sales taxes overcome per-i
sonal ^equalities. Not all who
pay the same income tax are
equally able to pay. But a sales
tax is always in line with what
the taxpayer knows he can spend.
4. Sales taxes encourage sav-
ing. People will need savings af-
ter the war. America will be
richer then for savings made
now. Income taxes are a draft
on savings while sales taxes are
a break on spending.
In order to give my help time off to
attend the church of their choice, we will
not be open for business until 1:00 p. m.
on Sundays and remain open to 12:00
midnight. Let us service your car up to
11:00 p. m. Saturday. Your cooperation
will be appreciated.
Here are ten ways to save j
food: (1) Choose your foods from 0 "w 'S, luo&es' 111
the "Basic Seven"; (2) plan your ®°nth Te*f "here fa™ers have
meals by the week; (3) buy bee" ™able t0 get Government
seasonals, try new foods; (4)
store perishables with care; (5'
prepare without any waste; (6)
simplify table manners—squeeze
the last drops out of your
grapefruit, tilt your soup bowl;
(7) pledge your family to "clean
up the plate"; (8) save the left-
overs and make them appetizing;
(9) share or preserve your Vic-
tory garden surplus; (10) help
harvest the community crops to
prevent w*aste by spoilage.
The home front is getting 75 au"",u°
, ... - , 6 , ,, tered by county AAA commit
per cent of the food supply; the
armed forces need 13 per cent
loans because warehouses already
are filled with cotton, the AAA
official urged farmers in later j
producing areas to make imme-j
diate plans for storing their crop. |
In cases where farmers are notj
equipped to store cotton on the i
farm, he urged their renting or!
obtaining use of empty buildings)
to get cotton under cover and1
take advantage of ninety per
cent of parity loans.
The farm-storage phase of the
cotton loan program is adminis-
this year; and American's Allies
are receiving 10 per cent, while
territories, neighbors, and reser-
ves take two per cent. The food
problem cannot be solved by in-
creasing farm production—there
are limits to what the farmer
can do. Neither must the armed
forces be deprived of their share.
The answer to the problem is
in each American home. It is
tees and buildings in which cot-
ton is to be stored must meet
minimum specifications before
they can be approved, he said.
Principal requirements are that
buildings must protect the cot-
ton from rain, snow, flood,
ground water, poultry and live-
The loan rate for cotton stored
on the farm is the same as for
cotton stored in warehouses. The
average loan rate in Texas is
estimated that, making allowances; 19.90 cents per pound; which is
for unavoidable waste, enough higher than the open market'
food can be saved by voluntary j price.
watchfullness to more than equal! jn addition to the regular loan]
the increased crop production of rate, producers storing cotton I
the past year. j 011 the farm also are entitled toll
i 10 cents per bale per month
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Doggett
returned to Hope, Ark. Sunday,
after spending their vacation
with Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dog-
gett in Joshua and Mr. and Mrs.
O. G. Blohm, Mr.and Mrs. Blohm
accompanied them to San An-
tonio where they took the train
storage allowance provided the
cotton is delivered to Commodity
Credit Corporation is satisfaction
of the loan. If the cotton is
repossessed by the producer, the
storage allowance will not be
Our Stock of Good, Clean
Used Cars is higher than in
many months past. If yon
are in need of a real honest-
to-goodness Al Used Car do
net fail to see our stock
Most tires are practically new and
every car is guaranteed.
You had better come in today. They
are moving fast.
Schulenburg Motor Co.
Buy War Bonds And Stamps
When a runner comes a running
And he points up to the sun,
His mouth works—yet no sound
But we look, and we too run.
Down inside that little slit trench
When the bombs begin to fall,
Though we haven't prayed for
Here a prayer is said by all.
Belly flat upon the ground,
Sweating, thinking, almost crack-
I11 that awful dim of sound.
Years we aged in thirty minutes,
Then the raid was finally through
I aged all of ten years, buddy,
I was scared, and so were you.
That, and other ones we've
Prickly heat and malaria too,
Lousy chow, no recreation,
Do you wonder that we're blue ?
Eighteen months they said we'd
'Well, that time has come and
Nerves are getting close to
Still they say you must stay on.
Some of us have family troubles,
That we would far rather hide,
Things that we alone can
When we're on that other side.
Most of our girls too have quit
Even wives, since we've been
It's the same old story, buddy,
We went too far and stayed too
Think it over, Mr. Big Shot
Haven't we all gave our best,
Kept 'em Flyin', Kept 'em
i Don't you think we've earned
a rest ? «
You're a smart man, Mr. Big
Use those brains inside your dome!
We would make you better!
If we spent a while at home. |
(Composed by St. Sgt. Melvin
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