The Kerens Tribune (Kerens, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, February 21, 1958 Page: 4 of 4
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KERENS (TEXAS) TRIBUNE, FEBRUARY 21, 1958
Week-end visitors in the home
Of Mrs. Deedie Etheredge were:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Eth-
eredge and son David of Lufkin,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hickerson
and son Brian of Lake Charles,
La., Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Thomish
&£ Palestine, and Mr. and Mrs.
Nat Waters of Corsicana. Mrs.
Robert Earl Etheredge and David
are spending the week in Kerens.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Mabry of
Conroe visited Mrs. J. W. Mabry,
Mrs. Ada Queen and Mrs. Ev
Stander over the week-end.
Truman Phillips, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Phillips, who has
been stationed with the Army
in Alaska, has returned from
his tour of duty.
Mrs. Barney Kent has been at
the bedside of her aunt in Cor-
sicana this last week. Her aunt
suffered a stroke.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Conner of
Mart visited Mrs. Conner’s moth-
er, Mrs. Martha Dutton, and
other relatives last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Temple
of Houston spent the week-end
with their parents Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. McCluney.
Mrs. Marietta Banks of C'ool-
idge, visited friends in Kerens
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Mrs. Ben Miller’s kindergarten
enjoyed a Valentine Party last
Friday. Each pupil invited one
guest. After exchanging valen-
tines the youngsters were served
cookies and a soft drink, furn-
nished by Mrs. Bob Cossey and
Mrs. Tommy Phillips, two of the
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mills
spent Sunday and Monday in
Henderson visiting Mr. Mills bro-
ther and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Falconer
and children Tommy and Jimmy
of LaFayette, Louisiana, visited
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wasson and
Mr. and Mrs. Onis Cook during
Mrs. Herman Hall spent a few
days last week in Dallas visiting
her daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. William Dalton. While
there she helped her two grand-
daughters, Karen and Rozan cel-
ebrate their second and third
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Peters of
Dallas spent Sunday with Alton
and Herb Peters. They all visited
Mr. W. W. Peters, who is sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Rawlings,
who have been living in Houston,,
are making their home in the
Tom Layfield apartment.
Sgt. and Mrs. Leonard Jackson
and children of Wichita Falls
spent last week-end with Mrs.
Will Jackson, Oma and Violet.
The Jacksons are being trans-
ferred from Wichita Falls to
Mr. Ed Harris became seriously
ill Monday night. Mrs. Harris
reports he is resting comfortably
at present. The Harris’ son from
Texas City is with them this
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Sooner or later, Congress is
going to have to face the issues
created by the widespread use of
* * *
It’s a ticklish problem, too.
When trading stamps first sprang
into prominence in the postwar
period, many an independent
merchant . v
late his busi-§|
with the chains, lip
But as morej; '
and more trad-
ing stamp pro-
moters set upl
shop, more and C. W. Harder
more merchants have felt forced
to take on stamps for self-protec-
tion, either absorbing costs out of
profits, or adding to prices.
* * *
Thus, there has developed a
system whereby the advantage
anyone had from the use of trad-
ing stamps is largely negated
by everybody offering stamps.
* * *
Due to lack of clarification of
many legal aspects of matter,
Federal Trade Commission more
or less backed out of hassle.
* * *
The latest body to take a seem-
ingly confused position on this
issue was the Supreme Court of
the State of Oklahoma. This state
has what is called an Unfair
Sales Act which requires a mini-
mum markup of 6% above the
cost to the retailer including not
only the invoice cost, but also
subsidiary items such as freight,
taxes, and other items.
* * *
Safeway decided to meet stamp
giving competition by cutting
prices below legal minimum on
grounds giving away stamps is
form of price cutting.
* * *
The big chain lost the case in
a lower court, and recently lost
an appeal to the Supreme Court
© National Federation of Independent Business
of the State. At the same time,
the court passed on another
stamp matter, and upheld a low-
er court decision prohibiting any
merchant from giving away dou-
ble stamps on certain days.
* * *
But the decision of the court
seemingly was a most peculiar
one stating, “We conclude the
weight of the law distinctly shows
that the practice of giving away
stamps in the usual customary
manner does not sustain a charge
of price cutting.” The opinion fur-
ther stated that stamps amount
to a cash discount rather than a
* * *
Bearing in mind that the same
court also prohibited anybody
from giving away a double
amount of stamps on certain
days, the decision appears most
ambiguous. To the average lay-
men, the difference between a
“cash discount” and a “price re-
duction” is like Tweedledeedee
is to Tweedledeedum.
* * *
Thus, it would appear that
there is needed from Congress a
law defining just what the use of
trading stamps amounts to in ac-
* * *
For example, the question is
still up in the air as to whether
or not trading stamps are a form
of currency, which would thus
make them illegal.
* * *
Probably one of the biggest in-
terests in this issue is held by
the American farmer. Obviously,
cost of stamps given on many
food products either eventually
is made up for in form of lower
prices to farmers, or in higher
prices to consumers, thus cutting
down farm product consumption.
* * *
There is even some thought,
therefore, being given, to make
it illegal to give away stamps
on any product containing farm
products that are being price
supported by federal funds col-
lected from taxpayers. This could
have a far reaching affect.
By MBS. M. J. CRAWFORD
Mr. an,d Mrs. Wade Stoker of
Gilmer and daughter Mrs. L. L.
piggs of Waco visited the Loyd
Quinns and the Homer Rendons
Sunday afternoon. The Stoker
family resided in Elm Flat.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Crawford
?,and Tim visited her niece and
husband Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
jBeggs at Terrell Saturday.
Little Duayne Andrews under-
went a tonsillectomy Friday at
the Memorial hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Rudd
spent Saturday in Dallas with
their son and family the Leon
Mr. and Mrs Homer Rendon
visited Mrs. Claude McCarter and
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Collins at
Corsicana Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Weston Wallace and Ter-
ry spent Tuesday with her par-
ents the L W. Rudds.
Visitors in the Loyd Quinn
home during the week-end were
Mr. and Mrs. John Conner of
Mart, Mr. and Mrs. Ware Phil-
lips and son of Longview, Mrs.
Fannie Smith of Pittsburg, Mrs.
E. S. Quinn and Mr. and Mrs.
Hardy Mayo and daughters all of
Kerens and Mr. and Mrs. Mar-
vin Henderson and Don of Round
Sunday visitors in the Clyde
Andrews Jr. home were Mrs.
Lillie Weaver of Corsicana and
Rev. and Mrs. Howard Weaver
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Johnston
of Kerens were dinner guests of
the Winston Johnstons Sunday
Tuesday night visitors in the
Johnston home were Mr. and
Mrs. Clayton Cartledge and Deb-
ra Kay of Corsicana and Mr.
and Mrs. Aubry Saunders and
Joy and Jill of Round Prairie.
Sunday visitors in the Bill Te-
kell home were Mr. and Mrs.
Billy Bob Tekell and daughters
and Cliff Coates Jr. of Brenham.
Mrs. Gordon Teague and fam-
ily visited Mr. Clyde Bruner and'
Miss Carrie Ingram last week-
Comedy that keeps
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Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow
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BABY FOOD, Can
Coca-Cola, 6 bottles
MILK, i/2 gallon
PURE LARD, lb. ctn.
DRY SALT JOWLS, lb.
SPURLOCK FOOD STORE
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Kittley, Wayne W. The Kerens Tribune (Kerens, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, February 21, 1958, newspaper, February 21, 1958; Kerens, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth810432/m1/4/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Kerens Public Library.