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4 THE CUERO RECORD, Erl., Aug. 17, 19«2
Business Profits Necessary To Provide Jobs
Help Family's Teen-
Age Driver: Steer Clear
Of Bad Examples
By FREDERICK TREESH
United Press international
NEW YORK (UPI >—Memo to
As many an authority has observed, the American parents: You're to be com-
people, by and large, are woefully Ignorant when it mended if you encourage your
fen-age son or daughter to fake
comes to economic matters. Various surveys show that ^ Huratjon cours€ in
this is especially true of young people, which in Itself lsjhjgh school. But don’t undo all
an acid commentary on the general level of economic j the good on a Sunday afternoon
Instruction in the schools. The areas of ignorance are drive,
wide, extending to the problems of capital Investment,
to the influence of wages on production, prices and com-
petition, to the profits earned by Industry, and so on
down the line.
For a good many years this country has been riding
HAPPY DAYS ARE THERE AGAIN!
nation by a wide margin. This is reflected in the output
of our factories. More and more goods, and more and
more kinds of goods, flow out of the channels of pro-
duction, and enter the homes and businesses of con-
Yet—and this is a fact that will come as news to a
great many people—the profits earned by industry have
not followed the trend. Insead, they have gone against it
That advice comes from Fred
Agabasian, whose skill and
knowledge o f driving earned
him a regular place in the In-
dianapolis ‘'500'' for years. He
now is a lecturer on teen-age
o driver safety, appearing reg-
ularly with other ‘T>00" compet-
high so far as incomes and living standards are con"!jtors flt high 5chool assembly
cerned. There have been setbacks and disappointments, i programs
In Agabasian, s opinion, atn-
But the gross national product—which is the value 011 turio is 98 per cent of driving
all the goods and services we produce—has steadily, and skill and there,n lies the value
& of driver education. Therein
sometimes dramatically, increased. Per capita income, Jajso nes t^e pitfall for Mom and
even after adjustment for higher prices and the tax Dad.
“When a teen-ager takes a
hike, is at an all-time high—and leads that of any otner ^rjve[, training course, his or
her attitude is being formulat-
ed," Agabasian said. “It's also
affected when the teen-ager
takes a Sunday drive with Dad.
[ "If Dad drives through a stop
sign or exceeds the speed limit,
the young driving student prob-
ably will say something about
it. Too rtften, Dad snaps back:
You drive your way, I'll drive
, --------------------, ----- - - , "That undoes all the good the
A publication of the Sun Oil Company tells the basic teen-ager gets from driver
, __„„ training," Agabasian said.
story. In 15 years, the sales of corporations have more j Parcnts must set a good exam.
than doubled. But corporate after-tax profits have pie."
Why is attitude so important
for the teen-age driver?
"The teen-ager thinks he’s an
excellent driver and, unques-
tionably, he has all the equip-
ment to be one," Agabasian
said. "But he's long on im-
Agabasian believes one of the
declined by almost half—from more than nine per cent
of the total national income 15 years ago to less than
five and one-half per cent last year. And where the cor-
porations earned better than five per cent on sales 15
years ago, the 1961 figure was a bare three per cent. In
the publication’s words, "No matter how profits are
measured, the truth Is Inescapable ta. doing business In
America has been growing steadily less profitable.” phasis it places on driver atti-
There is probably a more or less general belief that|f.omt)ines compefen( instruct-
the health or lack of health of the corporate profit sit- Lrs. proper methods, good
uation is ot interest only to the owners o, the enter-
prises in question. If so, this is an economic fallacy of a; unqualified driving instructors
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high and dangerous order. For profits are the prime
source of industrial expansion and modernization—and
that is a prime national problem today. The world Is
.moving into a new economic era, as the European Com-
mon Market, among other forces, abundantly demon-
strates. Competition for businesg has become tougher
pass on to their students.
Agabasian said parents should
NOT try to give their teen-age
sons or daughters a head start
on driving, instruction. As a
case in point, he recalled a con-
versation he had with his own
daughter. Joanne, before she
CHAPTER 26 | “I want to tiave another try
\ /IC VARALLO roiled quietly , at her,” said Susan stubbornly
V Up the drive and saw that when he came back. "She was
the yellow patio light was on j so upset—in an odd sort of way
But when he came down from I —terribly nervous, you know,
the garage his wife, Laura, was j that I don’t think she paid
not sitting there alone. Susan , much attention to me, even
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and tougher—and it is going to be a great deal tougher too|( a driver education
still in the future. The Secretary of Labor, to cite just
one authority, estimates that as much as $90 billion will
be needed to replace our obsolete plants and equipment
and make them competitive with facilities abroad
facilities which, in large part, are of postwar origin and
are highly advanced
"Dad, in about two weeks I
start driver education. How
about teaching me something?"
"No, I don’t want to teach you
now," he said.
"But, Dad, being your daugh-
ter, they’ll expect me to know
. | something," Joanne protested.
. The Sun Oil Company’s magazine also points out T)iat Agabasian said, was
!h?t in addition to our present unemployment roll of!precisely why he chose not to
about 4.5 million peop.e, 1 million more become Job- mfggm
seekers each year. And it takes an average of $20,000, rtow during the instruction,
Invested in tools of one kind or another, to create just I thinking ’m.v Dad’s an expert
one job in industry. In some industries the figure is far I and he told me all of that. ’’
higher—as, for instance, more than $52,000 in oil. ij ,hought hp was mean-
To quote the magazine again, “Every business needs, s( man nn carfh" r0r a while,
capital, unless it, expects its employes to scratch out the hut he still thinks his decision
company’s products with their hare fingernails ^ i^^Tr^ng. Brians j
Capital comes from savings. Then, when these sa higs fo|]oU. the policy when
earn profits, the profits themselves become a source of jhis son now 14. comes of driv-j
new canital And the profitable business attracts sav-, me age. i
"4, in the lorm in The«
profitable business, on the other hand, cannot generate driv<? giving them plenty of;
needed capital within itself nor can'it attract capital >wWi time" But this should |
■come AFTER' the high school
instructor has had a chance to
V----------- ' ■ teach the fundamental probed-;.
hae many facets, of which one nf the most Important ts urps anr1 aninibas.
the federal tax laws as they apply to depreciation and There are other vita! func
other matters. But it is clear that the problem is a real j tiomj for,parents. ^ ^ ^ ^
one that must be dealt with, The Sun Oil publication ^ ^
sums it up in this phrase: "No profits equals no capital mr,h>iit*, you
equals no tools equals no jobs.
Morgan was with her.
“Vie, the most extraordinary
thing-and what it means I
can’t—tetl him, Susan!"
Susan obliged with her story.
“And so then,” she concluded,
"I came back to Glendale, but
of course I hadn't a clue as to
where Louise Humboldt might
go, there was no place to count
00 picking her up. But I
thought about what it might
“It looks very suspicious to
me,” said Laura. “We’ve been
talking it over, and, Vic, it
could have been a woman. Su-
san says she’s a tall, strong
woman. If they’d quarreled
over a debt or something—and
Helene might easily have told
her about Ross—and now some-
body's blackmailing her.”
“Hold it,” said Varallo. “I
think I need a drink to assimi-
late this." He went in and got
one. brought It back to the
patio and sat down again. “She
had one hell of a lot of luck
over that ring, you know. De-
partment stores have profes-
when I approached her like that.
If I can try again— my idea was
that if I got it across to her that
I hadn’t liked Helene Duncan
much, maybe Louise would—”
"Feel a kindred spirit and
open up and say Yes, she was
dunning me for money too, and
explain why," said Varallo ab-
sently. “Yes. Not too bad an
idea, Miss Morgan . . . This is
a damn slipshod, chancy way
to work a case. Damn all stupid
The woman who had men-
tioned "seeing Ross,” in Hel-
ene’s apartment, loud enough
for the manageress Mrs. Bur-
ton to overhear, had never
turned up. Varallo still had the
feeling that that had been
makeweight, a little thing
tossed in at the last minute; it
could never have been used le-
Sergeant O’Connor said that
the lieutenant said robustly,
Oh, well. It was some friend of
hers who didn't want to get
mixed up in the case and wasn't
admitting it, that was all, May-
be some woman who’d been
with a man phe shouldn’t be
sional spotters all over
place, on the watch for shop
lifters, and I should think I with, something^ like that,
there'd be one on permanent
The solution to the profits problem is not simple. It
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or daughter to have an auto-
should help him
.'pick if out." Agabasian said.
• Go along and make sure be
1 gets a good, clear, safe car.
j And once he has it, inspect it
| once m a white "
j parents should set an exam-
! pic on auto maintenance, said
I the former racing driver.
] 'For example," Agabasian
I said, "tire blow-outs cause a
high percentage of off-the-road
land head-on accidents. Most of
,---i these are human failures, hot
__ : tire failures."
I He said many motorists «lam
into a deep chuck hole or strike
an object, and then drive on, j
thinking: "Man. am 1 glad the
--- tire didn't blow." I
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"I. n u I s e Humboldt was
looking angry, frustrated and
oddly exeited all at once, her
eyes fixed as If she focused
on something far abend . . .*
the story continues here to-
"■'ijgiji we >1 “"tit ■ ■ ■
BY MEL HEIMER
a man’s mind had plotted it.
But there was a woman in it.
Louise? No, Mrs. Starr’s dc
scription of those two women—
neither of them had been Louise,
tall and blonde and insipidly
But of course-hell and dam-
nation—X had not necessarily
got hold of that pen through an
emissary. It could be—it just
could be—that Duncan had left
the pen at the office (he’d said
he hadn’t been operating on all
cylinders) and that X had got
in, some quiet midnight, for a
leisurely look around. It was a
Yale lock front and— He didn't
know, about the back door onto
that little alley. Have a look.
It would be a convenient place,
certainly, to do a little quiet
burglary. With a skeleton key
or a key made from a wax im-
pression . . . . ’
Hell and damnation. A wom-
an in it, because of the secre-
tary on the telephone (Laura
said, somebody who’d worked a
switchboard), but not neces-
sarily the fainting girl or the
haggard woman, stealing the
All up in the air.
But it was a mind, Varallo
thought suddenly, of a certain
sort: the kind of mind which
would think of borrowing that
alibi from a famous British
trial. He didn’t like that: it
1VTEW YORK—The dinghy, about thres
IN inches above the water, what with it*
load of extra bathing suits, themo* jugs,
soda bottles and miscellany, pushed slowly
out Into the bay toward the Tnbio and, as w
drew alongside. I noticed there were a couple
of new cabin boys I queried the cook^ and
just before she vanished into the gallery, she
told me the old cabin hoy—who is 19, now
had a date with some broad. I believe those
were her words.
The new boys had on their Mae VVests and
were swinging from the bowsprit when «'«,
arrived. The taller one had platinum eye-
brows, a face obviously dedicated to making
trouble and an ever-going mouth from which
sprang compulsive conversation. The smaller one contented him-
j „wf with following the other one around, like Ted Lewis shadou,
and saving’ loudly, “Yeah—me. too!
The first mate finished his first chn of beer and went forward
to pull up the hook. The captain unfurled the sails and we began
to inch out into Long Island Sound. We only inched for a few
feet, however; the grandfather of all gales came up from China
i ’cross the bay and the next thing we knew, we were heeled over
and heading for Great Captain's Island on what the captain
confided to me probably would be a single tack.
As always, on my annual excursion in this strange world. I
was all at sea in more ways than one. I am a city boy_ S'^n
lurking in Manhattan's boob traps and inhaling good, smokj,
cafe air. To me, a tack is something you put into a carpet
• * • •
“WHERE’S THE PHONE?” I asked a little desperately. "I
forgot to call my bookie.” Naturally, there was none: not even
a little old ship-to-shore affair. I was roughing it now for sin*.
I was miles away from the nearest taxicab and that, for the
Manhattanite, is real isolation. . ^ .
The cabin boy with the dazzling eyebrows suddenly Jumped
overboard, as we plowed along, and got h'mseif a drag. is
I discovered, meant -rtnging to a rope and having half of the
Atlantic Ocean shoved into your face as the Tabjo sped along,
canvas billowing. After awhile the cabin boy climbed back
aboard and toweled himself off. "Give it a try, Jack, he told
me. “Good for what ails you.” The cabin boy is eight. The)
don’t make cabin boys the way they used to.
Off Great Captain's, we anchored—I guess thats what thqy
say-and some of us went whore to look for periwinkles and
rock crabs. I took as much of that as I could and then I ay
down in the sand and slept fitfully for a bit I f T>rPd it just
didn't look right, for a big New York columnist to be going
around looking under rocks for rock crabs.
• • • •
I ATER BACK ABOARD, the crew took turns leaping into
the water with loud huzzahs and cries of something that sounded
like “Chunga!” The displacement, when some of the older torsos
plunked into the briny, was fearsome, and for a while there I
had an uneasy feeling the Tabjo would be swamped.
Personally, I put three toes into the water It was as cold as
a bookmaker’s heart. Fortunately, cries of Chicken, and
••Whatsa matta with you, old man?" no longer embarrass me,
so I just sat calmly and tried to reel in a couple of flounaera
I reeled them in all right, and everything was dandy, except
somebody else had to take the darned things off the hook r
kept wondering, ashamedly, what Nino, the maitre d of J.e
Drake Room, would say if he saw me.
Later—oh, so much later, it seemed—we tied up at the moor-
ing again and headed south toward the big town. With every
turn of the wheels in the direction of Broadway and 42nd Strce^
mv spirits grew a little stronger. W’e got back in time for me
to heady for Lindy’s and have a slab of strawberry cheesecake.
Once more I had survived an ordeal in a world I never made.
„1U OUMM. .felt to him as if someone was
mg excitedly, going on rising himself-mischlevous-
a fine fairy tale b’- Also, poking some subtle
^ I r. __ _ 1. * U. 0 00111X11110
duty Ln real lewelry I’d make 11 AURA and Susan were talk
a guess that that was her first 1
attempt at it. and she had be-j build,ng up a un« \ at the police, assuming
ginners' luck all right. I'll be , about Louise Humboldt. Varallo. TL, wouH never
damned. She must be desperate interrupted without apology. ‘ ‘
fnr money" ! "Look,” -he said to Susan. "I realize ir.
"A nd." pointed out l-aura tri- take it you're going to have an ,T'1P * ^ ht* remembered
“,f Z““ s .tjs:- .rj, s <« '<*■«-* *™ “
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ailo. “All sorts of possibilities, so nervous and intent on her, . mind had
Maybe he's a miser, begrudges ( own affairs, she may not notice ( _
her every dime however much ; anything—extraneous, of course ; ’ ' f ' asP A, vou
he's got. Maybe he’s very tired But no harm if she does. Try | A teaserof zcs^A^you
of her extravagances and wont to make a chance to approach, ^ wav th„y U-Pr„ hav-
iisten to her pleas any more.” her again Get. her attention. •
-Oh. Vic can t you see-’ make her listen to you, see"” ^ ^ ^ ^ m
"There's nothing to sav that . Yes cllled O Connor again. This
louse s problem has any re Aon can make it sound nju- j ^ ^ ^ hirp st th„ office,
mote connection with ours.' lira) enough—supposedly sou m the latest rieveioo-
said Varallo. “You ve got to ad- knew Helene too. and as friends ;
mit that. Maybe she's collected ; of hers you'd naturally be m- i n
a lot of card debts and the hus- terested in the murder. Tell the hell'’ So I
band disapproves of gambling, Louise, all girlish and excited. j n°t' ^ t .. thPm j
»** «" -*
she s being blackmailed over a Aes . I
youthful indiscretion — or a "—that you actually know •
present lover. Maybe she's fah the wife of one of the police! "I think we he back anTwatch
ten for a charming gigolo and officers nn the case, and that ; her some more Am F an op
needs money to support him in she let it slip to yon that the , timist to ask if you've got som-
the style to which—” police aren’t satisfied with the men to spare" '
He dodged the cushion Laura case against Duncan, are stilt | “Ha-ha." said O'Connor
threw at him. "1 know, I agree investigating, looking for some-, gloom,ly. Three men on eight-
ahe s got to be looked at closer, one who might have framed hour shifts? Don't be funny.”
It could be this ties in ' And Duncan Can you—” ! ! ----
what a damned funny thing . . . j "Yes,” said Susan ”1 will.
l m going to try to get Charles, - Her reactions,should be inter-
see if by any chance he can estlng.”
spare a couple of tails for her.” J “I wonder,” said Varallo He
He went in to the phone, but ’ was interested in Louise Hum-
O’Connor was absent from both boldt, now. but he still felt that
office and apartment J this was a man s crime. That
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