THE ZEBULON RECORD, ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY SIXTEENTH, 1937. WE ZEBULON RECORD MEMBER NORTH CAROLINA PRESS ASSOCIATION Published Every Friday By THE RECORD PUBLISHING COMPANY Zetmlon, North Carolina THEO. B. DAVIS. Editor Entered as second class mail matter June 26, 1925, at the Postoffice at ZeLulon, 'na. Subscription Rates: 1 Year SI.OO 6 Months 60c, 3 Months 40c. All subscriptions due and payable in advance Advertising Rates On Request Death notice# as news, First publication free. Obituaries tributes, cards of thanks, published at a minimum charge of 13c per column inch. (Because the article reprinted below contains information which we believe is of interest and concern to all, and because we know it is a better statement of the facts than we could make, we are giving it chief space on this page for this week.) o WHO GETS THE CONSUMER’S DOLLAR? o By Nathanael H. Engle Assistant Director, United States Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. (From Christian Science Monitor) Every time you make a purchase at a retail store you are setting in motion with your dollar a train of events which extend back from the re tailer through the wholesaler, broker and manu facturer to the remote sources of raw materials on the farm, in the forest or mine, and often to distant parts of the world. Continual struggle by all of these groups of producers for a share in your dollar characterizes the competitive struc ture. Just how this dollar is distributed is, more over, the cause of endless argument. A vast ig norance of the true facts prevails. It has become accepted almost as a truism that middlemen take too large a share of the consumers’ dollar, while producers receive too small a share. Instead of a truism, this statement is very misleading, if not absolutely false. The average dollar-expended for merchandise in the United States is divided among processors and middlemen on a basis which does not appear un reasonable in view of the tasks which each group performs. The farmer receives about 34 cents of this mythical average dollar. The manufacturer’s share is some 28 1-2 cents, making a total of 62 1-2 cents for producers in the narrow sense of the word and including transportation charges. The wholesaling process takes 8 1-2 cents more SEEN AND HEARD “BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA” I have a preacher friend who runs a shoe shop and also is pastor of some country churches. His wife says, and she ought to know 7 , that his members seems to think he makes his living mending shoes, so they don’t pay him. The people whose shoes he repairs think he makes his living preaching, so they are reluctant to pay So, instead of “datching it,” he misses it “a cornin’ and a gwine.” WHY ADAM MISSED BEING A BOY Dr. Charles E. Drewer told this one in an address the other day. A small boy asked his teacher why God did not make Adam a boy in stead of a man. The teacher gave it up, and another boy volunteered the answer: “ ‘Cause there was no woman there to take care of a little boy.” IF WE TRY They were playing out on the sidewalk in front of Hocutt’s store, small Mack Hocutt and smaller Collins Pippin- Collins had hung | his little hatchet and hammer by | their heads through the grating over a drain. The associate editor asked him if he were not afraid they w’ould fall through and he said he was not. She persisted: “But what would you do if they did fall through?” “Why”, said Col lins, “I’d just pull up that iron thing and get them out of the hole under it.” “But could you pull up the iron thing?” was the next ques tion “Sure”, he replied, “couldn’t I, Mack?” But Mack was dubious and an swered, “I don’t believe you could.” “Pshaw!” said Collins scornful ly, “Why, you don’t know what I CAN do when I try.” Former mayor R. H. Bridgers remarked last Saturday afternoon that hot as it was, it did seem that the only ones more foolish than those who dashed around playing baseball in such weather were the ones who paid good money to watch them “But”, he added, “if I did’nt have to stay here in the store this afternoon, I’d be right there to see the game.” CHAMPION YAWNER For the champion yawner any where in proportion to size we nom inate small Odell Rawls. During the Baptist revival she was seen one night just before the close of the service to slowly open her and the retailing structure the remaining 29 cent, a total of o7 1-2 cents for the middlemen’s share. —o — Let us trace this dollar a bit further and see what is done with it by these four groups of pro ducers. All of them use a part of it to pay for the laborers w'hich they employ in production and distribution. A few cents go to the transporta tion companies to pay freight charges. This part in turn, is redistributed to laborers and to sup pliers of various services and goods used by the railroads, trucking lines and other transport a genciefc, a small portion being retained as profits. Another portion of the dollar is used to pay for heat, light, water, gas, telephone and related services used in carrying on the business of the nation. Here again a redistribution takes as shown lor the transportation share. utilities expend their share for labor and tApenses and keep a little for themselves. The producers expend still another their share in the consumers’ dollar for taxes, miscellaneous supplies and other essß tials to the conduct of their business. The mcH ey so expended in turn gives employment to H bor and provides income for other groups, H do the shares taken by transportation and lie utilities. I Finally, producers and middlemen alike tain a share in the form of profit which is reward for the services which they render. — o — exact amount which goes to eachß these uses is not easily calculated, but items may be estimated with some degree oflBS curacy. Thus it is known that manufacturerßjjl the average pay out 10 1-2 cents of their for wages of laborers and that wholesalersHH perse 3 1-2 cents and retailers 12 1-2 the same purpose. Thus out of the average sumers’ dollar the farmer receives 34 cents, vflß wage earners in manufacturing. wholesalingHH retailing receive 36 1-2 cents. Between 23 and 25 cents go to transportation compaßH public utilities, landlords and supply substantial portion, perhaps 8 cents to 10 cflH of which, in turn goes to pay laborers. Thflflj mainder of 4 1-2 cents to 6 1-2 cents is as profits by manufacturers and wholesaleHH retail middlemen, and in the form of intere*sM invested capital. The foregoing estimates afford a ter idea of where the consumers’ dollar than can be obtained from most current sions of the subject, based as they are on fl rather than fact. mouih, wider, wider, and stil er. Her head went bak, her came up, her eyes closed, am wider went her mouth. One i ished watcher was about res | rush to the rescue when the i lady righted herself and re ■ her former pose of polite, att I listening. The watcher was i envious of such comfortable chalance. ! NOTICE OF LAND SALH Under and by virtue of the I ers contained in and in execl of the duties imposed upon me certain judgment of the Sup Court of Wake County, North | olina, entered in an action th< pending entitled ‘‘Wake Count; J. W. Long and Wife” I wil Thursday, the 22nd day of , 1937, at 12 o’clock noon, at Courthouse door of Wake Co in the City of Raleigh, N. C. < for sale to the highest bidder cash, the following described 1 and premises, to-wit: 87 acres Zebulon Road, Book Page 296 and 298; 3 Lots He Street, Book 390, Page 94; ; istry of Wake County. The above property is soldi ject to all taxes that have acj since the year 1931- I This the 21st day of June, l| L. S. BRASSFIELD, 1 Commissioner. June 25 —July 2,9, 16. This, That, and The Other MRS. THEO. B. I)AVI6 EXPLANATION I failed to say last week when telling of my “corn remedy” that you should be sure to get the ad hesive tape that is waterproof. I do hope you haven’t tried the or dinary kind and stuck up your stockings with it. Since most publishers and edi tors are at present dragging out the Horace Greeley handwriting jokes, I may as well pull one out , too. Ifohns that a young man who n Mr. Greeley’s staff was the of all that was bad. So no nt was the young man, that Jreeley felt the necessity to lse with his services, and not ng to face the young man, t the same time tell him of s faults, he wrote quite a iy epistle to the young fel n w'hich he enumerated the faulty characteristics. Sign , he left it on the youngster’s year or so later the fellow d into his office and said, Greeley, I happened to be in and I thought I’d drop in and you.” ank me? For what?” r firing me. I took your let dismissal with me and told esent boss it was a letter of nendation from Horace Gree e couldn’t read it, but he felt nybody good enough for Ho- Jreeley to write that much mendation’ for, must be per iol was hired at double the received here.” * * * advertisement for a popular radio reads “4 to 19 Tunes” * * * lieve that if I had lived with for three days, as the man as with the unidentified girl as drowned in Crabtree re is alleged to have done, I I’d learn something about y womanly curiosity would t prompt me to ask her her ame. After all, I suppose it >ne of his business, he was ie guy living with her. * * * l Nisbet, Editor of the Ral ourier-Journal tells of the ho came in his office to have rs printed on Strathmore lent. (A paper costing far ban other kinds). He figured t and informed the man that ousand circulars would cost ’he man pulled out his wal- I deposited SIOO with Nisbet r the cost of the stock. Mr. went ahead and printed the 5 and had them ready for tomer when he returned the ig week. gentleman came in, paid the lance and turned to leave s order. “Pardon me,” said but why did you have those y advertisements printed on fine grade paper. Ordinary paper would have done just ” said, the patron, it would you see by the circular, 1 shing machines. Parchment s 100 per cent rag content ther paper is not. I go to a house, put her clothes in her and throw one of my ! into the machine with the ration. After the machine hed the ink off the paper, out and show her that the is po easy on clothes, it r en tear up a paper circu ually sell the prospect.” Drink, 5c extra, The Swashbuckler. well for a man to respect vocation whatever it is, ;hink himself bound to up and to claim for it the re ject it deserves.”—Chas. Dickens.