The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 30, Ed. 1, Friday, June 8, 1951 Page: 3 of 8
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Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Laughlin
Jr. of Corpus Christi were week-
end visitors of Bartlett relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pope
visited in Waco And Autin last
MtK MLEASE MM?
FATHER'S DAY IS JUNE 17
Soon you will be selecting a gift for "Dad" as a loving
remembrance on his day. Whatever your price range
you will find a suitable gift for him here.
We suggest that you come in and make your selection
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Loss of Both Hands : 1000.00
Loss of Both Feet 1000.00
Loss of Both Eyes 1000.00
Loss of Hand and Foot 1000.00
Loss of Hand and Eye 1000.00
Loss of Foot and Eye . 1000.00
Loss of Hand 500.0Q
Loss of Eye 500.0.0
Loss of Foot - 500.00
Hospital Nursing Benefits - 150.00
Waiver of Premiums While Confined in Hos
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WITHIN REACH OF ALL
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CASH BURIAL POLICIES
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I Vernon Roberts Pres. W. B. Smith Secty.
Dear Friends :
Todhy I received a petition
containing about 50 names. The
letter with the petition stated
that this was identical with
hundreds of similar petitions.
This petition protests the "'rap-
idly increasing cost of living"
and urges "that prices be rolled
back to pre-Korean levels and
that a new law strong enough to
protect the consumer be enact-
ed." It then states that "we also
urge that new taxes not be
placed on low income families
and suggests that needed rev-
enue 'be secured from corpora-
tions with their record profits
and from high income families
who are not carrying their
I can readily understand the
sincerity of thoso who sign these
petitions. I realize the terrible
pressure of high prices on many
of our people particularly those
who live on pensions annuities
and fixed incomes of all kinds. I
want to help them in any proper
and practical way. I also realize
the serious threat of inflation to
the savings of every citizen
whether in insurance or invest-
mpnta. It is perfectly proper that'
every citizen should concern
himself with this problem.
It is but natural for all of us
to seek a simple solution. The
tendency of the hour is to feel
that we can cure any problem by
"passing a law". We have tried
to stop inflation with a law. Last
August iiuigruss passfiu a lilw fheir
giving cne i-resiiient power ic
freeze all prices and all wages. I
voted for this law. I thought
that if we acted promptly it
would be possible to use the law
as a sort of temporary stop-gap
to hold the line until we could
attack the real causes of infla-
tion. 1 still think we could have
done much to stabilize the situ-
ation had we acted at that time.
No action was taken to use the
powers Congress granted. I fear
the time in which these control
devices could be used has ipassed.
We must now follow the slower
but much more fundamental
policy of attacking the cause ot
inflation. Our people were ready
last summer to accept controls
across the board controls which
would control everybody. Since
that time they have seen con-
trols applied to some groups for
the benefit of others and the
American spirit of fair play has
revolted against this practice
Last week we saw the price of
cattle rolled back (with no reduc-
tion in the price of meat to the
consumer). The livestock pro-
ducer's standard of living wich is
today about one and one-hall
times what it was in the base
period was reduced by about 10
percent. He was told that it
would be reduced by about the
Same again this Fall. The same
week saw the packing hcuse
workers granted an increase od
not quite ilO per cent in their
wages. Their living standard was
already almost exactly twice
what it was during the base
Last year in his message to
Congress President Truman
said: "Price and wage controls
do not cure the basic cause of in-
flationthe inflationary gap
between the supply of goods and
the value of buying power. The
cure can come only by closing
the gap." This statement is ot
course true. It seems to me
We Now Have
We Can Supply
that it is high time that we be-
gan to treat the cause of infla-
tion rather than the result. Tlw
cause is lessened production foi
civilian purposes and increased
buying power (more money) .
Most price ceilings and all
price roll Ibacks tend to redus
production (-Because there is less
incentive) and they increase de-
mand (because there are more
customers at the lower price)
Therefore over any extended
period of time they actually add
to the inflationary process. Like
a narcotic they should be used
only for a limited time in the
most critical situations.
I have voted for higher taxes
and shall vote for still higher
taxes. Taxation is not however
the best way of checking infla-
tion as it definitely lowers peo-
ple's living standards. It simply
makes it impossible to buy so
much. It is however necessary if
we are to pay as much as possible
of the current costs of govern-
ment. With taxation should go a
reduction of governmental ex
penditures. I have voted and ex-
pect to continue to vole for such
It is a mistake to believe that
we can raise the funds needed
simply by additional taxes on
corporations of the "rich". The
total corporate income in the U.
S. is only about $20 billion per
year less than 18 of our 'gov-
ernmental expenditures. We now
take nproximately one-half ot
this income. The "higher income
families" pay taxes up to 87
of their income already and'
incomes make up only a
small part of the money needed.
There is no easy way to carry
the tax load. We must all share
The simplest and most effect
ive attack on inflation would it
seems to me be for everyone to
work longer at present hourly
rates. If we increased the work
week by only 4 hours we would
increase production' by 10. The
workers would have more money
but there would be more things
THE BARTLETT TRIBUNE Friday June 8 1951
to purchase. That as I see it is
the way to strike at the cause
of inflation. Inflation cannot be
stopped (by asking someone else
to make the sacrifices. Is it too
much to ask America to go to
With best wishes I am
11th Texas District.
W. R. Poage
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Doug-
las and sons visited Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Baker in Lockhart Fri
'Mrs. Estelle Cole was in Dal-
las last week to preview fall
fashions at the American Fash-
ion Association's advance ap-
Thomas N. DeLaney
Eyes Carefully Examined
Glasses That Fit
513-17 Professional Bldg.
Phone 3218 Temple Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Elmr. Lackey and
children of Georgetown were
visitors of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Helms Sunday. -
We are in the Market
All Kinds of Poultry
Dairy and Hog Feed
L C Clemona
C. L. Oldham
William H. Helms
A TTORNE Y-AT-L A W
Phone 10D Bartlett
List Your Farms and City Prop-
1 W. H. McGinnis
1 See Me For Prices and Location
Office at Ira A. Prewitt Hard
Office Phone 1 Residence 153
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for tractor tires. Stock is limited to 30 days on tractor tires so we
cannot keep them in stock . . . but we will be able to supply you if
you let us know your needs a little ahead of time. Don't wait until
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Ford, Robert C. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 30, Ed. 1, Friday, June 8, 1951, newspaper, June 8, 1951; Bartlett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth76980/m1/3/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.