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Mifflinburg Telegraph, Mlfflinburg, Parma., Thursday, March 5, 1942. ['k" B H mak :' ...... e , | ! [ | We'll Be Glad to Publish the Record The regular meeting of the Buff- [The Mifflinburg Telegraph JW" "~e Union County Rationing Board ale X Roads homemakers, February Mifflinburg, Pa. received a new eligibility elassifica- ]24, at the home of Mrs. Weiser de- [Gentlemen: Mifflinburg is slowly losing its one big and vitally neces- tt0n to take effect March 2. Until ycleped into a preparatory meeting Last evening my attention was sary industry, the Mifflinburg Body Co. While plants in further advice, this is the classifica- for the following night at which called to an article regarding this other communities are booming our one industry, furnish- tian list which will govern the ra- tline the homemakers from Cowan company as appearing on page zour inn the l~r~o~* raM,~ o...,-,1,-,.,,.,,o,.,, ; .... A,,.~,il. t.o~..~in~ co tioning of tires and retreads. The Bq~rd suggests that this classifica- and their families were the guests of of your edition of February 26. v , ;,. ~ ..... ~, .... ~,--y ........ ~ ....... y o~ ....~ ~, the X Roads people for an evening Perhaps I should not dignify such invoivea economically that men are quitting, necause or tiQn be cut out of the paper and re- of fun and food. Seventy-five people an erroneous statement of facts with non-payment of wages, or are being laid off by the present , tMned for reference. The following attended this gesture of fellowship a reply, and I will for the moment mana qement clarification, which has not been published in a previous issue of the on the part of the Buffalo X Roads pass over the libelous character of ~x~tr " . . , ., ,~, , _ . , homemakers and were duly enter- the arficlo but reserve th,~ ri~,ht *o ~v~r. vvynn, trustee, in a letter to me le]e~raph l~intea Telegraph follows: tvined by a program prepared by a .... give further' consideration~ ~ to that" ~ elsewhere" - in this- issue, calls'" attention to the-large amount List A: The following vehicles shall be el- committee heade~ by Mrs. Lester feature at a later date. paid in wages during his administration which he says igl~le for tires and tubes to the ex- Reed. teat, and only to the extent provided The next meeting will be Friday, th=Let, u~u,=mesuggest'hfweve~ that^in.,,. =~..~ .~. ..~ "should reflect a very favorable condition in a community March 13, at the home of Mrs. Clark and figures before making such the size of Mifflinbur9." by Chapter IV of the Tire Ration- lng Regulations: i3) Transportation of employees to or from any industrial or extrac- tive establishment, power generation or transmission facilities, transporta- tiQn or communication facilities, con- mtruction project, or farm, except when public transportation facilities are readily available; List B: The following vehicles shall be el- igible for tires to the extent, and only to the extent provided by Chap- ter V of the Tire Rationing Regula- tions: (a) A passenger automobile used principally to provide one or more of the following transportation ser- vices: (1) Licensed jitney, taxi, or similar transportation service to the general pBbltc; (2) Transportation of persons to enable them to render construction or mechanical, structural, or high- way repair and maintenance ser- vices; (3) Transportation of executives, engineers, technicians, and workers to an~ from, or within, such of the following as are essential to the war effort: Power generation or trans- mission facilities, transportation or communication facilities, or agricul- tural, extractive, industrial, military, or naval establishments. (4)~ Transportation on official bus- dness of Federal, State, or local gov- ernment employees eng~/ged in the performance of government func- tions essential to the public health, safety, or the war effort; (5) Transportation of produce and supplies to and from the farm if an applicant operating such farm does not own or possess a truck or other practicable means of transportation; (6) Transportation of traveling salesmen who are engaged in the of farm, extractive, or industrial equipment, foods, or medical sup- the distribution of which is essential to the war effort; (7) Transportation of newspapers for wholesale delivery: Provided, That a passenger automobile to be eligible under this paragraph must be used exclusively for one or more of the purposes in this subsection (a) ; (b) Trucks used for any important purpose not included in List A. . ,~ The Board can no longer issue tires to physicians having more than one car until the tires on all his cars are in such condition that they are not safe for use by a physician. In- structions are that a physician must transfere tires from one car to an- other until those tires are fit for use. In the futt~re, applications for per- mission to purchase new tires and tubes, to be used as part of the or- iginal equipment for new farm im- plements, must be made to the Di- rector c~f Industry Operations, Wa- shington, D. C., by all prospective purchasers. The Board will continue, however, to issue certificates for un- serviceable tires for farm machinery. The Board is now authorized to re- ceive applications for recapping of tires. This form for recapping does not require official inspection. The application is made direct to the Board. The Board is now author- ized to issue a certificate for tires and tubes to a regularly practicing minister of any religious faith which is to be used principally in his pro- fessional calls and is absolutely ne- cessary to the performance of his religious duties. This does not mean that all ministers would be eligible, only those who have country charges where a car is necessary for to services and per- "torrnance of religious duties. The Rationing Board is in Room No. 4, Donehower Building, in the office now used by the Public Assistance Telephone number is 5-2423. --"V" FRUIT MEETINGS TO BE HELD MARCH 12 Two meetings on fruit growing been planned for Thursday, 12. The first one will be at 10:00 A. M. in the Federal Building at Lewisburg and the second one in the Community Building at the corn- of 6th and Green Streets in Miff- at 1:30 P. M. Miller at 1:30 P. M. NEW BFA~LIN Mrs. Kermit Maurer was chair- man of the meeting of the New Ber- lin homemakers at the home of Miss Annie Wetzel, February 25. "Using Honey as Substitutes for Sugar" was the chief topic of the afternoon affd a demonstration illustrated the points made. Sugar is not an indispensable item of food in the daily diet for most of us. It gives us energy to work and play, but so do breads, cereals, starchy vegetables, and dried fruits. Nutritionists recommend about 5 pounds of sugar a year for a child and 90 pounds for a very active man. This comes to almost a pound a week per person, only a little more than that we are being asked to use. Children can be taught to eat foods without sugar and thus learn to like foods for their own natural flavors. Too much sugar dulls the appe- tite for some of the important foods, such as vegetables, that are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Much tooth decay can be traced to the consumption of large quantities of sugar. Persons who do not dissolve the sugar used for their tea or coffee waste much sugar. We could ac- custom ourselves to less sugar by cutting down each day on the a- mount used in beverages and on cereals, using more fruits or simple puddings for desserts, or using less sugar in muffins or cakes. Honey, corn syrup, maple syrup, and molasses are good sugar substi- tutes. Molasses provides calcium and iron besides the calories. Corn syrup has some of these two materials, but not as much as the molasses. Honey and maple syrup or sugar furnish calories but almost no min- erals. The next meeting will be Wednes- day, March 18, at 1:30 at the home of Mrs. Clarence Whetstone. KELLY Though one could not tell by its name that Vitamin B was the first of these mysterious substances dis- covered, it was; and, it was also the topic of the Kelly homemaker's meeting at the home of Mrs. C. H. Fox, February 26. Brown rice, re- presenting the whole grain cereals, and lima beans, representing the le- gumes, were the two foods empha- sized as good sources of this vitamin. The next meeting "of the Kelly homemakers w i 11 b e Thursday, March 12, at 1:30 P. M. at the home of Mrs. Max Vanbuskirk. COUNTY BIers SCHEDULE MEETINGS TUESDAY, March 10, at 1:30 P. M. the New Columbia homemakers will meet at the home of Mrs. Ben- jamin Huff when the topic will be "Bedroom Improvement." WEDNESDAY, March 11, the reg- ular meeting of the West Milton Flower Club will be held in the bank basement at 1:30 P. M. when the topic will be "Gourds and Pans- ies" with Mrs. Howard Bird as chairman. THURSDAY, March 12, at 1:30 P. M. the Kelly homemakers' meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Max Vanbuskirk. F~tIDAY, March 13, "Kitchen Im- provement'? will be the topic of the Buffalo X Roads homemakers' meet- ing at the home of Mrs. Clark Mill- er at 1:30 P. M. All homemakers are most cordial- ly invited to any or all of these meetings. FOR MA/tC~ 9 AND 10 "How can we best produce the crops we need under the present conditions?" will be the subject of discussion at a number of meetings on March 9 and 10. E. J. Walter, extension agronomist, will be the speaker at these meetings. The schedule is: March 9--1:30 P. M., Agricultural Extension Office, Lew- isburg; 7:30 P. M., Lewis Township Schoolhouse. March 10--1:30 P. M., Community Building, Mifflinburg; 7:30 P. M., Ralph Eberhart's, Dry Valley. statements. At the time of filing a petition for reorganization, the lia- bilities were $242,339.87 according to the sworn statement made in the petition, and not $167,000.00 as stated by you. At that time the officials cf the company under oath admitted the insolvency of the company. These figures are a matter of public re- cord, so that your false statements are all the more inexcusable. How you ever conceived that the Trustee and Attorneys fees as being between $25,000 and $30,000 is beyond my comprehension. The total attorn- ey fee thus fox allowed by the Court amounts to $400.00, and while the Trustee has been allowed a total of $9,000, the books of the company will prove that there is due to him over $8,000 that he has personally advanced in cash to assist in making vp pay rolls, and which has not been repaid to him. It is true that at the present time we are behind in the payment of employees wages, but why do you not also call attention to the fact that during the year 1941 these em- ployees received a total of over $252,- 000 in wages, and which should re- flect a very favorable condition in a community the size of Mifflin- burg. You do not need to raise funds for investigation, as all true inform- ation will be furnished you here for the asking, and had you have taken the trouble to make inquiry in ad- vance of publishing the article you would have found that the business has been to some extent adversely affected by war conditions. For instance, an order for over $40,000 worth of station wagons was cancelled due to the embargo placed on production of such by the Govern- ment, and after we had expended over $7,000 in labor and material on account of the order. We have al- ready made claim for reimburse- ment of this sum, but have to wait for Government action before se- curing our money. You would also have learned that we have over $25,000 worth of work done on cargo bodies for the British of which we have not been able to get shipping releases, due to their delay in securing chassis. It is conditions such as the above that handicap a company not having "adequate working capital, and if you want to be fair to your readers you will now give them true informa- tion. In conclusion, I suggest that in the future you investigate before you print. Yours very truly, The Mifflinburg Body Company, Clarence P. Wynne, Trustee ----"V"---- ARTIFICIAL BREEDING ORGANIZATION FORMED At a meeting of dairyroen in the Vicksburg Schoolhouse last week a temporary organization for artifi- cial breeding of dairy cattle was formed. The name of "First Penn- sylvania Artificial Breeders' Asso- ciation was selected. The officers elected to head this temporary group axe J. S. Wehr, Mifflinburg, R. D. No. 2, president; and H. K. Benner, Vicksburg, secretary-treasurer. A committee was selected to con- tact other dairymen for the purpose ~of giving them an opportunity to come into the association as char- ter members. The committee is as follows: Lewis & Hartley Town- ships, John W. Showalter and Ro- bert J. Smith; Buffalo Township, H. K. Benner and Ralph Lytle; Lime- stone Township, Paul Bartley and Clayton Hackenburg; East Buffalo Township, Leon Musser; Kelly Town- ship, John Newman and W. Taylor Kostenbader; White Deer Township, James Musselman; Gregg Township, George McCormick. A committee was also appointed for Snyder County. ----"V"----- Help Buy a Rifle! Extravagance Stifle! ..... "'V" .... Avoid War Competition! Save for Ammunition ! .... "V"---- If Wise, One Buys Defense Bonds! Might we suggest to Mr. Wynn that the wages paid in the past do not help pay present living expenses of the workmen; buy groceries, clothing and pay light and fuel bills. What the community wants, and the employees have a right to demand, is that the plant shall be so managed and operated that it will be a lasting asset and that wages shall be forthcoming each pay day. We have no other comment to make. at this time, on Mr. Wynn's letter. Read it and form your own conclusions. But since we have been threatened, and accused of erron- eous statements, we ask (as a creditor of the trustee, and -n order to get the records straight) that Mr. Wynn give us a financial statement for publication. This would be a simple method of vindication, The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Miff- linburg Public Library was held in the Library on Wednesday evening, February 4th. Routine business was transacted and bills were paid. The Librarian reported a circulation of 680 books in February. Of these, 377 were adult fiction, 77 were adult non-fiction, 217 were juvenile fiction and 9 were juvenile non-fiction. 25 books were accessioned. 16 of these were purchases and 9 were gifts. New copies given were The Soong Sisters by Emily Hahn, from Mrs. Edith Fox; Storm by George Stewart from Mrs. Chester Quimby; Dragon Seed by Pearl Buck from Miss Jessie Herr and Paint and Color Style Guide from the Mifflinburg Hard- ware Store. 12 used books were received from Mrs. William Romig; 2 from Dr. Mary Vanuxem; 2 from Mrs. Charles Kauffman and 2 from Mrs. Charles Stitzer. A purchase of 6 chairs was made from the Mifflinburg Furniture Company. 5 over-due postals were mailed to delinquent borrowers. 4 new bor- rowers were registered an~] $3.07 were collected in fines. Books purchased this month were: Big Family by Partridge; Country Kitchen, Lutes; My Garden of Mem- ory, Wiggin; Forty Years a Country Preacher, Gilbert; My'Friend Flika, O'Hara; London Pride, Bottome; Blind Loyalty, Pedler; Lo Michael, Hill; The Last to Rest, Raymond; Murder of Roger Akroyd, Christie; Mr. Fortune, Here, Bailey; The Bi- shop's Crime, Bailey; Last Train Out, Oppenheim; The Spider and tl~e Fly, Walling; Speak No Evil, Eber- hart: The Deadly Sunshade, Taylor. ----"V"----- To Spend Needlessly Imperils Lib- erty ! .... "V'------ Thrifty Let Us Be! Save Our Lib- erty! Be as Busy as a Beel Save for Liberty! ,~ &TTOIgNEY GROOVER SP]gA~]~ Attorney Clair Groover of I..ew- isburg, president of the Union Coun- ty Sportsmen's Association, was a speaker at a sportsmen's meeting at Pleasant Gap, Thursday evening. Others who attended from the court- ty organization included Richard Diehl of Lewisburg, Oscar Heckman of Mifflinburg and Andrew J. Herb- ster of Laurelton. Mr. Heckman en- tertained the group by showing mo- tion pictures of a quail hunting ex- pedition in South Carolina. .... "V"----- FORMER UNION ~OUNTIAN PENS 1592 POEMS H. W. Klose of 1002 Penn Blvd., Oskaloosa, Iowa, a former Union County resident, has penned 1592 poems many of which have been printed in magazines, anthologies, and newspapers scattered over the nation. The following is one of his more recent writings: THE OLD HOMESTEAD Long years have passed. Do you know where? And some say I am old, But do they !know just what they mean ? I think they are real bold. Of course, I can recall the house In which I lived, when young. There was a chance Io romp and yell, But bumblebees that stung. It was a farm three miles from town, With buildings then galore. And there were rabbits, crows and quails With chipmunks by the score. Yes there were hills with hay plus" wheat, A spring and rippling stream. The orchard had its cherry trees, While apples were a dream. And then the rosy peaches, plums To whet one's appetite. And what a glorious thing it was To get a monstrous bite! But now the home is not the same; It, too, is full of years. The last time that I gazed at it-- Well, did you see my tears? DOUBLE EDGE BLADES 8 ,oa 1Oc Shave w|fh CLIX and en|oy skavlng at 'low cost d..h, CLIX always CLICKS! /d