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lathe Black Hills of Wyoming The Munffanee Times, Sun~anee, 1'Fyomlag Thursday, August 29, 1946 Babson's Statement ready scarce goods helps make situation worse. Although one ig company, close to 1941 pro_ Uction, is turning out thousands ~ f washing machines and re_ ~ lgerators daily and the pro- uction of other commodities is ePeedily rising, the demand for ~ost things is still greater than me supply. D ALITY INSIST ON Gee QU .It .may be some time before ~nces can be adjusted into bet_ ter 'balance with wages and the v~q law of supply and demand ~m a again operate. In the mean_ e, there are bound to be some Onlpromises with quality. Higher rages and costs, plus price ceil_ ags have encouraged these com. :Omises. Wise housewives w}ll }Ject to paying the same old :ice, el" a higher one, for poorer aterials. Although department ore sales have increased greatly vet a year ago, a tendency to Y-Pass shoddy merchandise has egun to be apparent. In many ~es, as in the furniture business 8acre there is a shortage of sea_ uned lumber, the output, will ~robably be designed to ~ill the ~e~and and not necessarily for .aduring satisfaction. I'IAVE PATIENCE TO WAIT w long must we wait to buy? ~States Department of riculture says food commodity rises may be stopped with a crop this coming harvest. 'Claims that if the good weather inues, the U. S. should have per cent greater corn sup_ than in the normal year. syrup and starch are, for now up 25 per cent in !e. These should come down. ill good crops in other couu_ our harvest should be a factor in easing the world situation. Then the grains all their products, including should begin to be less ex_ sire. to wait was rewarded ently in Florida recently where PUblic's antipathy to a high I]ABSON DISCUS:SES WHEN ?0 BUY ~/iGloucester, Mass., August 23. any businesses are still feeling the effects of the strikes in the Steel and coal industries. Short_ ages of raw materials, plus in_ creased costs of production due to wage increases and OPA regu_ lations on sales do not give in_ centive to mass production of goods. Some companies have pre_ ferred to remain out of the active ~Uarket rather than risk getting into trouble with the OPA. Typi_ al of this kind have been the big meat packers. Recently, with OPA restrictions off, some of the Packers, after several months ab- Sence from the market, were again bidding for livestock. The price rises which have ~O~ne in the wake of higher wages ave not yet proved discourag_ !ng to those who have war say_ sags to spend. This clamor for .Bostitch.. B4 Fastener The Three In One Stapler Q AS A Fastener As A Plier Q As A Tacker ~.fOdern, Efficient, Dur- a ble, Attractive, Easy Ction, Easy Loading. ~asily Carried In the ~Ocket. For Salesmen, &CCountants, Delivery ~Ieu, Clerks, Schools aZ~d others. FaStener and 1,000 Staples .... $2.00 The TIM ES Sundance price for butter caused a rivalry between two stores. This made their price of ~butter fall from seventy-seven to nineteen cents a .pound in one day: Some food re_ tailers are trying hard to "hold the line", and in certain cases urging customers not to ,buy. Of course buyers' strikes in any de_ gree, can not last long against foods, or we go hungry. But on all the non_food commodities those of us who have the pc_ tience to wait will sometime be rewarded by cheaper, or at least, better goods. THE REVIVED 0PA The 18 percent food price rise after the original OPA was made invalid brought resistance all over the rcountry in the form of .buyers' strikes. Labor gave every ind4cation of planning more strikes for more wage increases and used ,buyers' strikes as a de- liberate weapon to encourage a revived OPA. Perhaps this modi_ fled form of .price control will prove a deterrent to further la_ her demands. It is estimated that, in any case, the cost of living must con_ tinue to go up if wages are again increased. No OPA can stop it. With OPA prices would still rise. This, therefore, is a period in which to buy" only what we need unless we are sure there will be no more strikes. The time to buy is when the supply of goods is ample and ,businesses are com_ peting in improving their pro- ducts with an eye to enticing the pu,blic. This ideal state of affairs may not come before 1948 al_ .though remem'ber what I wrote last week about FISH! WYOMING "01TE-SHOT" I an antelope hunt, were liamed by ~r~A~ ~[EX]]ERS I~A~ED ~ Governor Hunt last week. They I are Lannie Ross, radio singer; E. Wyoming members of the "One. Shot" team, which will compete [ H. Toomey of Newcastle, Harry I with teams from Louisiana and I Yesness of Casper and L. C. Bish_ [ Colorado near Lander, .Sept. 7, in ~ op, state engineer. IUnder the rules of the hunt, each member of each team will be allowed only one cartridge in his gun and the team which ,bags the most antelope will win. LEGAL FORMS AT THE TIIvI~ES Hi folks.....Welcome TO SUNDANCE AND THE ANNUAL CROOK COUNTY FAIR While Here Try Our Special Fair Dinner ELK HORN CAFE Freida Oudin Sundance His Farm Fields Are Factories U. S. FARMERS have made our fields into factories. We live better than people in other coun- tries because our farmers get more out of the soil. The steel industry takes pride in the way it has helped bring about this improvement in farm practice. Tools of steel--from the plow- share to the giant combine--have multiplied in number and increased vastly in quality. Fifty years ago the typical farm in America used about 3 tons of steel. Today the figure is nearer 17~ tons. That is a measure of the modernization of agriculture and an indication of the inter-, dependence of steel and farming, We no longer have separate "farm produe, tion problems" or "industrial production prob lems." We have but one set of problems for everybody. If strikes, for instance, restrict the sup, ply of farm implements and supplies through work stoppages, or make their cost prohibitive, America is out of gear. Anything which tends in this direction is bad for the farmer--and finally for everybody: Farmers know it. Everybody else should know it, Steel mills rwed all the scrap iron and steel they can get. The shortage is serious. Farmers can get extra dollars and help increase steel output by sending worn.out machinery, etc., on its way to the furnaces. AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N~ Y~ The Institute has printed a booklet STEEL SERVES THE"FARMER/i,~ ........ Write.for a copy and it will be sent gladly