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'll the Black Hills of Wyomfng The 8undanoe T/rues, 8nndance, Wyoming Thursday, N~reh 21, 1~ ...... . . - by eSKiss etty -Duca I*AST PRESIDENTS PARLEY The Past Presidents of the American Legion Auxiliary, Crook ~unty Unit organized a Past esidents Parley Thursday eve- ~lng March 13 Before the meet- :lag dinner was" served at the Elk Horn Cafe in Su~d~nce. Mrs. Harold Fawkes was elect- ~1 President and Mrs. Fred Good Secretary. Those .present wet e ~rs. Ed Mathews, Mrs Roger Thomas; Mrs Harold Fawkes, Mrs. ~McGu'cktn, Mrs. Alfred :~ helldorf, Mrs. Fred Good and ~1~. Paul Yeoman, Unit Presi- ~llt. Members not present were re. H. P. Ilsley, Mrs. John Grlce a~d Mrs. Chas. Ernst. 3[- couP . ~lss Betty Jean Troxel became the bride of Thomas L. Clark, !~atturday evening, March 16 The sacred rites were perform- by Roy Clayton at the Method- Parsonage in Sundance. ,bride was attended by Mrs. Clark, sister-in-law of the Charles Clark, brother of groom acted as 'best man. who attended the wed- were Mr ,and Mrs R. W. Straitor Clark and Chas. bride is the daughter of Marie Troxel of Scotts Bluff, and has been residing Sundance area for about 4 The groom is the son of Mr. 4 Mrs. N. S. Clark of near Sun- and is presently employed Pete Smith ranch south of "-"-----------X z'n: (,, e American Legion and Aux- ~.~ary Will hold a joint meeting ~l)rll.~_. 2 .at the Legion Hall in ~aaance at 8:00 p. m. :~ ~rs.~ Egar 0strom will be guest .... ker to the Auxiliary. All members are urged to at- SPA/A)O This spring it is Import- a~t that you have your running smoothly, ifor lack of wear and this season will ~ean added years of i. SerVice. ii~t Our skilled men put Proper grade oil In YOur car. You'll see how l~ - responds to Warz~ weather driving.. YOu'll be assured that is Under no undue Strain, when you use (~o]aoeo Nth Oil and '~alle gasoline. SUNDAY DINNER GUESTS Mrs. Cleo Hopson, Chief and Mrs. Delbert Hopson, Dick Cleve- land, Bill Hopson and Miss Betty Duca were diviner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cleveland of Lead, S. D. Sunday, March 17 --X ALADDIN HOMEMAKERS CLUB The Aladdi~ Homemakers met at the home of Althea Robbins, Wednesday afternoon, March 13th: Eight club members were present; two visitors, Virginia Hejde and Faye ]]ankey. Five members being ~bsent. Claudice Pearson was appoint- ed president during the absence of our regular president Helen Bunney. There will be a demonstration at the Jay D. Hejde ranch Satur- day; March 30th at 2:00 p. m. Mr. Edmondson will give a dem- onstration on gardens and Home beautification. County agent L. G. Landers will also gove a dem- onstration on DDT and other in- sect control This demonstration is planned for everyone in the community The business meeting adjourned after which bridge was played for recreation: Flora Miller winning high score and Florence Bunney win~ing low. A delicious lunch was served by the hostess. Salad, Buns, jelly and coffee. The table was decor- ated for St. Patrick's day with a birthday cake in honor of Nellie Robbins birthday. x-- BEAVER CREEK HOMEMAKERS Club members met at the home of Mrs. Belle Ruland March 13. Mrs. La~a Colvin was co-hostess. Present were 12 members, 2 men and 4 children Due to bad roads some of the women came horse- back. TED PARKINS Ted Parkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Parkins formerly of Houston Creek, now living at Los Angeles, Calif. was discharged from the navy January 19 of this year at Shoemaker, Calif. Ted, whose rating was Ph3f 3-c (DP), entered the navy in December, 1943. During his service he made false teeth for the navy at Shoe- maker, Calif. Parkins graduated from the Hulett high school" and lived in Moor.croft before going to the navy. A very delicious dinner was served at noon with a big variety of dishes. A bouquet was sent to Mrs. Agnes Engle in the hospital and cards were sent to many of the members who were ill at that time. , The ~ext regular meeting will .be held at the home of Mrs. Et:hel Hook with Ethey Bartlett serv-' ing as co-hostess, April 10. Visitors always welcome. x Wade Baggett returned last week from the state of Washing- ton where he spent the winter. Gaylord Zane is now employed at Duke's Bar and Lounge in Sun- dance. Norris Jackson who has been employed at Duke's Bar is now doing carpenter work at the Pete Kokesh ranch. GOOD PLOWING Here's a speedy plowing cornbina- tion--the No. 8 Gen- Ies Plow pulled by Farmall-M. with No. 8 GENIUS PLOWS e McCormick-Deering No. 8 Gcnlm 'hu loeq~ been tlm yardstick for measuring good ~low perform~ ~ am be depended upon o turn good furrows in all ~ ~f going. Their rugged conatmetion and proven de~ strains of plowing behind modem, fma,.movi~ pm nceService Tracy-I tor Co. Sundanee, Wyo. Station ca, Wyoming INTIiNA'IONAI. NARVII|I| l ittt I -I ',t How would you' CHART YOUR COURSE? Pictured here are the record~ of four "life lined' of our bu~ nero--four things which largely control the de~ny of any btmimm~ whether it be a farm, a factory or a atom. They are Wagm, Mate- risk Cost~, Prlce~, and Profits. Suppo~ them were pictm~ what is going on in your own affatm. How would you chart yo~ future course from them fact~? ~i I I I "' tee, ' i I ' ,,olw,,OES I ; ,.]MATERIALS ] l i i ~PrOl~ied I J-" 1946 increases" 11 I~0[ I i , Incma.so ~ O~Ol not included I ,,.l / ,,el ,! ,../,! .J .J. .! ,. J, With the prol:~sed Incr4mso, wage rotes wlll hove rlmn from S0.85~t per hour In 1941 to $1.33'Ya In 1946--o ootn d $6.1 ~$.W~klyover~e wmkl be $$3.40. J ! PRICES ~44 '4J '4) '44 '45 '46 ~slr:g U. S. ~vreou o~ Labor Statistics with 1941 orlcm ~uallno I00, ~ic, e~ o1 tc~ machinory in 1945 wero only I04.9. '41 ~modthO eed o~ 1945, pdcm o~ all con- itles o0h.r than fore produc~ cmd fooJ had gone up19.29~slnce194 I. ~hea do~ no~ Ihow effect ~ 1946 IncreIN~ \ \ \ I' PROFITS 4P~ mF '4~E 43 '44 qS *4 Profit per dollar of sale has declined untR i~ 1945 it was Slightly Ires than four cenls, as against 8.4 cents in 1941. What about wages? Wages have risen steadily for five years. Before the strike which be- gan on January 21 in ten of our plants and which has choked off nearly all farm machinery produc- tion, earnings of employes of these plants averaged $1.15~ an hour, not including any overtime. The Union demandeda 34 cents per hour increase and a Government board has now recommended a eneral increase of 18 cents an ur, which would make average earnings $1.33~ an hour. Weekly average would be $53.40. What about materials? No one seems to know how high materials costs will go. The Gov- ernment has increased eteel prices as much as $12.00 a ton, with an average increase for all grades of 8.2%. Steel is the most important material we buy, but prices on other materials are also increasing. What about prices? There has been no general increase in our prices since they were frozen b~. the Government in early 1942. Since then a few small increases have been allowed where particu- lar machines were substantially changed in design. What abo@ profits? Risk is part of the American profit and loss system, so we do not, of course, ask either our customers or the Government to guarantee that we can be certain of profits each year. The chart tells the ~ory of our proflt~ during the war. Although Harvester produced more g~od8 than ever before, it had no d~ to get rich out of war, 0 our rate of profit ham st~dily , gqne Hewn. Wirer. our 1946,profit Will be b extremely uncertain. What b the next stop? . Am you can No, our preens dtu- atton is that with frozen pric~ tad d ,e nS pro U, we are uk . to pay mgner materials costs sna to make the biggest wag) incr~um in the ~ry of the Company. Can we do this? Wages and materials consunm all but a few cents of every dollar we take in. If our prices continue frozen, and co~t of wages and materials continu~ to rises obv~ ously our Company will beqln, tO operate at a loss at some pomt. The exact point at which olm~, ating at a los~ would start im a matter of judgment. Governm~mt agencies and union leadere may have opinions as to where that point is. But if they turn out to be wrong, they can shrug thai~ shoulders and say: "Well, it wasn't my responsiblity. I didn't make the decision." The management of this Come ~tany cannot and will not say that, dares not gamble. It has to be sure. Continuation of our eervico to millions of customers, the fu- ture jobs of thousands of am~ ployes, and the safety of the in- vestments of 39,000 stockholder~ depend on our making as correct decision as is humanly possibl~. What about future prices on farm machinery? The judgmentof Harvester'smma- agement now is that we cannot ly make the huge wage inm~m recommended by the Government until the Government authorl~m adequate increases in the pric~ of farm machiner~ to cover the t~multing increased co~t~. That is not a judgment that makes us happy. The Company do~ not want to ~aise price~ We prefer to_lower prices, whe~ sible, and w~ kno~v our cus~. prefer to have us do that. V~ ~a~ pro~[uced at 1942 pricee, and hoped we could continue to do so. We have delayed seeking generalpri~ relief in the hope that it could be avoided. Now we are convino~ that it cannot be avoided any longer. The price question mtmt be settled. Until it is mttl~ V~ do not sso how we can sattb tim wage question. Until the wap question is mttied we do not me how we can resume production: and begin turning out the fat~ machines which we know mr farmer cu~tome~ need. Becamm of the important which both farmers and city dwell= era have in ~ controvmmy, we am bringing them mattem to your attention. Through the ero~ ~m~ rents of today's c~mditions, we trying to chart a cotmm that is f~[r to our employm, to our f at~. customers, and to ourstockhoMwL INTERNATIONAL M. HARVESTE ,-