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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 22, 1939, High Point, North Carolina Friday december 22, 1939 the High Point Enterprise Piedmont Center of Industry High Point. North Carolina Page three America rides business jag Fiji has it of that into new year Europe gloomy million still jobless by t As a whole trading in touted states rides highest in years gain of 19.5 per cent registered Savannah ga., Doc. 22�?Christmas, 1939, finds a busier America and a gloomier Europe than yuletide of a year ago. Business is better in the United states and Canada workers envelopes Are fatter Farmers income is higher investors dividend checks Are bigger. While millions Are still jobless we have taken Long strides toward Prosperity in the past twelve months. Abroad the years events May add nothing to the Christmas spirit this weekend but Here in America we can look Back on 19 39 As a period of rapid recovery. With the lid virtually nailed on 1939. Business has scored a twelve months gain of 19.5 per cent. This compares with Aly forecast of a 20 per cent Advance. When business stepped up to the 1939 springboard last january the Babson Chart Index was hovering around too. The year had hardly gotten underway the words you Are about to however before Hitler a tartan j of at la the a pm seconds thai the pot Bolling in Europe an 1jthey hit your eyes form a new uncertainty brewing in America. Kind of reporting. This will take sixty seconds to read. While you Are Reading these Fau the it Ems they describe Are actually taking place. What happens in is in motion. Destiny Unne minute on eaith7a world folds itself thirst minute by Robt. Ripley 5 stores in i a How Aid Miasma As a result activity gradually drifted lower hitting the years Bottom 94.7, in May. Yet averaged 20 per cent above the same months of 1938. This was not far from my forecast of a 25 per cent gain for the first half new ten Yea it High the decline was under control by May and there was a steady healthy improvement As summer worked along. By labor Hay just As the first German bomb fell on Poland business had work so Back to the january level. Then the War touched off one of the most spectacular upswing in history. Week after week giant industries such As steel autos textile lumber Power and railroads reported record breaking business. By the end of septem her the Babson Chart Index had rolled tip to 105. October Law it push on to to november to 114, now Christmas Trade has driven it up to 116 this weekend a the highest figure in ten Long years. Nearly every Mill. Factory shop office and store in the country has shared in this burst of business. Steel and automobile workers building tradesmen lumber jacks Railroad men textile workers Metal fabricators have All done Well. Machine tool Era. Shipbuilders and aviation mechanics have enjoyed a Boom. Salesmen and store people can look Back on 193 9 As an above average year. Farmer have broken even with 1938, considering the country As a whole. The dark spot on the agricultural map Are certain drought parched areas of the we est where crops and income have dropped to the lowest level in four year. Home i nah in doldrums Only in the financial insurance real estate and newspaper Fields has 1939 brought Little to cheer about. Broker have suffered As Security transactions not prices plummeted to the lowest level since 1923. Insurance and real estate salesmen have had lean pickings. Nears paper advertising has just about matched 1938, while publishing costs have moved on to new highs. Profit margins in some other lines have not been so big As formerly and Competition la Keener today than Ever before. A a result Many individual businesses have done poorly. But remember even in 19 29 one third of All businesses were in the red nearly 2.ooo.ooo new workers have found jobs. Wages and salaries have been steady to higher. There have been about 1,700 strikes compared with 1,000 last year a but Only the soft Coal and Chrysler the Upa were nationally serious. Living costs have inched up but less than five per rent. Dividend checks have nearly doubled. There is More Cash in the average Farmer s pocket. Real estate both City and farm a la a Shade better in Price although taxes have again been increased. Hents have been stable. All in All. It has been a Good year for most people in America. Few Che Kwh of a he in ast january i predicted in this newspaper that Quot business by the end of 1939 would he As Good As perhaps even better than at any year end since 1929.�?� business is better than at any year end since 1929 but there is Little cheering about it. Many people Are bluer today than a year ago. Belief Rolls Are just As Long As Ever. Employers fear the Industrial Rise is merely a War Boom. Workers Are worried about higher living Coats. Business men. Big and Little Are frightened to death of taxes and a third term for or. Roosevelt. Meanwhile every one is afraid that we will be draw into the War. So the curtain is about to fall on a Stronge year business Hest in a decade but people More worried than during the dark Days of 1932-33 it is Christmas week end. That Means it is no time to launch into a deep discussion of our troubles my message today is simply that 1939 has been a Good it a it heading american factories make 300 pounds of Felt a minute. Britain s colonies Are sending the War stricken nation two tons of sugar every minute of every hour. But not All of it gets through. Because of the War sir John Simon has made britishers Moer Tokmo. More to smoke. The new duty on War tobacco la yielding an estimate Siso a minute More for the prosecution of the fight. A Hundred and Twenty hogs a minute Are slaughtered in the United states. Jews from All parts of the world Are sending a combined total of $20 a minute to Aid Palestine. Finland was spending $200 a minute government budget until it was invaded by the soviet. The australians Are making Power alcohol out of sugar molasses. They be got the process so perfected that they now get two Gallons of the fuel every minute by that trick chemistry. America makes 6,500 pounds of pork every minute. Inspected cured smoked and dried Stop heading. Spix markets in Pic if i j owned Ano up Galto by the great Ati ant of a it if a c o meats amp fish a fruits amp vegetables a groceries a bakery Dair 1300 s. Main St. Or pure up �1 sugar Hisomu no Cumer Spring Hill West Vamp weighs 125 pounds yet delivers too Pound ice cakes on her Back i inc distributed of squirt future inc reproduction strictly prohibited or Peri it Imp end str statutes to Guilford county realty transfers hitch Point township a. T. Embler and wife to e r Osborne and wife plat adjoining lands of r. Harris and Otharay. National Bondholder corporation to v. A Yow and wife. Plat on East comme Roe Street. P t. Brad Berry and wife to w m Hurley and wife iou in Tuttle and Worth property. Ellen Sechrest to Thurman Lohr and Lake Lohr lot in College Park property. W. J. Spencer and wife to Herbert a Wood and wife Traer near Oak View achoo. Ii few River township j. L. Frazier to w n. Smith and wife plat adjoining land of will at Kina and others. Gilmer township a r Waynick and Wilt to Hubert Day and wife. Iou in Waynick subdivision. Morehead township Warrick d. Robinson and wife to Ella Smith plat on Weet Lee Street. Etar mount company to John William Cable and wife plat in East Avondale. Pilot life insurance company to r b Staley plat on Ashe Street. C w. Wharton and wife to j. B Koontz. Iou in z. W Mitchell property. C. C. Phillips and wife to l. L Conrad. Lot in Highland Park subdivision. Monroe township o. W. Snyder and wife to a l. Koontz iou adjoining lands of Morgan Smith. O. W Snyder and Wile to j. B. Koontz and wife iou of Snyder subdivision. Ordinary gasoline and Oil driven engines can use illuminating with a loss of motor efficiency varying from to to 30 per cent according to investigation in great Britain. Latest farm Market report fruits vegetables bakery chocolate it la. Heeded or seed is raisins 15 of. Pkg. Sunny Field g cake flour 2 pkg. Baskets Are Given a he extracts 2 of. Bottle food can be cooked on top while cold water flows oot Down below Caff Tore King Fott _ 1.40. N. Y. 50 in Type 50 to 65, no. North Carolina Chipping Point in est in round Type information and thursday s Hales Pound Hacks Dan on the principal wholesale Mark mostly 55 to 60 it Eta As reported by the it s. Agr in Al Bua is cultural marketing service and new Mork Market Dull flt North Carolina departments of i Bountiful slightly stronger flt agriculture. Prices Are confined to other Stock. Fla. By. Hamper t Ville families three if untied distributed to Coni in Unity s needy yesterday Aly 2.25 to 2. 3.0 int the ranges at which the bulk of i Bount Fuis. The Stock of Good Merchantable some 2.87 4 to Quality and condition sold. J Black Valentines he kit potatoes j 3.25, few 3.50 to shipments dec. 20 a. I. La. 2, i apples n. J. 2, North Carolina i s. C. 2, Washington m total 8. I w. Va., my. And pa., by. Baskets new York Market about and Eastern crates a 8. No. I. Steady. Porto Elcans u. S. No. I 24 in. Min. Grimes Golden 9<� North Carolina by. Baskets Aud cents to 1.00 stay amp is 1.00 to c. By. Crates 125. Eastern 1.10 Cork imperials 85 to 90 in a fresh�?7 to 12 la size w s. Shore of my. And del., by. Baskets 1.00. Pittsburgh Market about steady. Porto Picans u. 8. No. I North Carolina by. Baskets 1.10 to 1.15 s. C. By. Baskets 1.15 to 1.25 by. Crates 1.25. La. By. Crates 1.50 to 1.60. A. By. Crates 1.25. Philadelphia Market steady on j beat Stock slight in weaker on other Stock. By. Baskets medium to Large size a. Porto Picans some dark 60 to 65 cents White yams 60 cents. Cents Black twigs 75 to 85 cents delicious 1.15 to 1.25 Golden delicious 1.10 to 1.15 jonathans 75 to 90 cents. I stat och Presque Isle Aroostook county Points Maine demand slow Market about steady carloads wednesday f. O. B. Shipping Points based on delivered sales less All transportation charge Presque Isle rate too Pound sacks. Various varieties u. S. No. I 2 in. Min. 1.35 to 1.38. Belle Glade Fla demand fair hoi Liy i Ket slightly weaker. Carloads new York Market slightly i7 a Cash track Aud truckloads stronger. North Carolina. A. And ka8l�?~ at peking houses wednes my. Cases Best 3.50 to 5.00 Ltd a in a a crates. Bliss triumphs poorer 1.00 to 2.50. I a a v ni08y 1-55, few 1.66. Kohl a i i new Cork Market Dull in old new York Market slightly Quot lock bout steady on new Stock weaker. North Carolina by. Crates. Pm Ond sacks u. S. No. I Maine hunched 1.12 4 to 1.25. Texas half i Vretz a mountains mostly 1.85 to Western crates 1.00. Thomasville dec. 22.�? special a Over 300 baskets containing food Candy toys and other Christmas items were distributed to needy families of Thomasville thursday. Assisting thai. A a string less j committee from the woman a guaranteed try 3.00 told sub were members of the boy Toff 1.75. Y scouts and others. Mrs. R. L. Mcdonald directed Ket steady. A. The Campaign for funds and a tides for the Quot empty stocking j and she was assisted by mrs. James b. Lambeth. Or. Mrs. Ahab Boyles mrs. George Finch. Mrs. C. L. White jr., mrs. A p. Long miss Peggy Hite mrs. Doak Finch mrs. Paul Hassler and mrs. Harry Curlee. Toys were collected this year by the Roy scouts and repaired by the firemen of the City and a Large number of highly useful toys were collected in this manner. Additional gifts to the fund Are still coming in and mrs. Mcdonald stated that the Money would he used to buy needed clothing for families in the City. Shredded j Coconut la. Spices asst. Varieties pm 7 in in Iona a Cocoa 2 la. Can a a a 15c in Baker s Coconut 2 cans 17c a Mai eggs 2. Dozen 41c pork hams .-17c w in to or to my to in f 5$ a genuine Long Island i top Home dressed heavy fat hens la. A a 17k ducks la. 19c loin end to Thomasville Woodmen to hold annual party tonight radish Khz new York Market about steady on Good Stock. S. C. Eastern lettuce crates bunched Fine Quality 1.76 to 2.00 fair Quality 1.00. La truck 2.00, sumo 1.80. Long Island Green mountains 1.70 to 2.10. Idaho russet Burbanks Bakers in 2.20 to 2.25. Fla. By. Crates Bliss triumphs u. S. No. I 2.50. Chicago Market steady on Best Stock Dull on fair Quality Stock. L i Para nit i Tinb cd Arri to up pm x to of is year and that nearly every american is better off today than a year ago. Moreover i want to assure readers that we have Noth my to fear in Early 1940 either from a business depression or from any entanglement in the european War. Lastly i want to join with every Reader in a deep and fervent prayer that Christ Mas of 19 40 will find Quot peace or Earth and Good will toward men at All lands and among All peo pies if we All do our part thl prayer May he fulfilled. 1 Rochester demand slow Tny a l a t cd j. ? or 6v if a a Vii Hlll a Rin Hils and truckload c0l0r 1,65 to 1 75> Nebraska Bliss Ket Dull. Carloads and to unloads triumphs few Sage go 90 wednesday f. O. B. Usual terms and f. O. B. Shipping Points based on delivered sales less All transient no. I Quality Burlap sacks unwashed Best 1.50 to 1,55, i car. V a i u. A far Quality 1.374. North a port Adon Type. A a k a Kew ,7ey be on to 90 per cent no. I cobblers few sales 1.17 4 to 1.20 75 to 90 per cent no. I Quality Bliss Tri socked per ton mostly to 18.00. Few higher. New York Market firm on Southern Stock. 8. C. 14 by. Hampers pointed Type 1.00 to 1.25 Savoy Type 1.12 4 n. Y. 50 Pound sacks danish Type 50 to 66, mostly 65 to 60 cents red Type 1.00 to 1.374 Washington Market steady. 8. C. By. Hampers locally packed Domestic round Type Best 60 to 65 Centi fair Quality 40 to 50 cents. Fla i 4 by. Hampers Domestic round Type 1.25. Philadelphia Market about steady. Fla. I 4 by. Hampers doll in pcs 1.10 to 1.25. Wisconsin round Whites i car. U. S. No. I 1.22 4 u. S. Commercial 1.16 to i 120. L. C. I. Track sales Texas. J Bliss triumphs. 50 Pound sacks u. S. No. I washed . A building in London formerly occupied by a fascist bookshop has been occupied by a firm specializing in decontamination suits and wags say it is the right follow up for Thomasville. Dec. 22.�? Spe mail a the annual Christmas i party of the local chapter of Woodmen of the world will be held tonight at the Woodmen amp Hall at which time baskets will p. Be distributed to widows and or Jav plums of members of the Lodge a feature of the program will i of a. Be a talk by miss Naomi Howie missionary to China who will Tell of Christmas in China. Miss Howie is on an extended leave of absence and is teaching Bible Iii the Thomasville schools and three consolidated schools in the Vicinity of Thomasville. The fair orchestra will furnish music for he occasion. Officials of the Lodge stated that in addition to Woodmen the Public is invited to witness the program sanding machine Patent granted local company a Patent on a tillable adjustable sanding machine has been issued the Pearson sanding machine company it was announced today by the general manager f. H. Morris. The machine will be used in conjunction with a product now manufactured by the Pearson company. A Ork roast la. 13k armours Star Small size hams la. 21c Swift s Premium or Star Lego Lamb ,-23c top Quality r steer Huck roast .--17c Virginia medium oysters -33c a Fosse. Is Jane Parker old fashioned fruit cake 39c a 75c 1.75 5-lh. 4 in 5 6 4 4 in in i 5 i paintings Anil engravings o Western Europe were displayed in an Art exhibition for the run Alan army in the far East. Peter and Polly in to land just like new of Patch Vod look better than Ever j 7 he sure does but do you suppose Santa will be t us take him Back Home with us 8aked by Asp Bakers Ideal for Turkey stuffing soft twist or Pullman 3 loaves 20c Aap Bakers squares Rolls. 2 9c Large round Pound 49c Plain cinnamon or sugared donuts. -10c Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce 17-ounce cans 2 23c amp p. Brand i pumpkin 3 �2? 25c in is a. Amp p. Tiny peas 2 c,m2 25c fancy Florida a p rushed pineapple 2 no. 2 cans. 29c Queen Anne minced meat 3 packages 25c 4 Nattiel pitted dates 71-oz.pkg 9c Cluster raisins 15-oz.pkg.121c ii amp a by a pm \ in i in pm in 9 a 3 i a 4 oranges 8 la bag 19c Juicy tangerines Doz 10c fancy Western boxed apples Doz. 19c red emperor grapes 2 lbs. 13c jumbo stalk celery 10c Large iceberg lettuce 2 ads 13c Large italian chestnuts la. 15c

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