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Page Six Ave“a.:e Family Budget 4'" 1 Lists Si Annually Food and the family car are two biggest items in budget of the average American home. i YSTERY of the family budg- et is on its way toward a solution by 1.10 U. S. Census Bureau, which is arriving at some conclusions after studying figures on 34.00.0000 families quizzed in the 1940 census. What American homemakch do with their money is summed up in‘ the fact that the average U. S. family spends about $1235 annually in retail purchases of one kind or another. Biggest item in the budget is food, on which the average fam- ily spends $310. Running a fairly close second is mainte- nance of the family car, averag- ing $249 a year. This latter figure is positive evidence that most Americans have a car of some sort. With the largest number of automo— biles per capita in the world, the U. S., unlike most countries. is a nation where people consider a car a necessity rather than a luxury. Purchases in department stores and for general merchandise, totaling $176, come third on the list of family budget items. In bars and eating places, the aver- age American family spends SlO—l. A surprise is the fact that the cost of clothes and shoes ranks as low as fifth in the budget. The average expenditure is $96. Building materials and hard- ware come next, with $80. Fur— niture, radio and household sup- plies account for $51. The average family spends $46 annually at the corner drug store for drugs, cosmetics, sun— dry merchandise, magazines, books and, above all, for the se- ductive soda and ice cream sundaes. All other expenditures are lumped together as miscellane- ous and the total is $124. Cigars, cigarets and pipe tobacco play an important part here. .1. is =1: F course these figures can give in some ways an incor- rect picture. They are based upon the expenditures of all grades of society from the peo- pie with incomes that run into seven figures to the poor who are earning a bare subsistence. In between these extremes are, of course, many income classes. Those with the same income—— say $1000 or $2000 per year— tend to have the same rate of expenditure and for pretty much the same things. The Census Bureau estimates that the 34,000,000 American families in 1939 spent a total of $42.000,000,000 in retail shops. Making Light of Our HeaVy Budget Our chances of balancing tli finds his copy of the 171.2-b 0 budget scale down to something like this in the opinion of Senator Alva B. Adams (Dem, Colo.) Who illion dollar U S. budget weighs just 41‘: pounds. 'FORRESTS FLOWERS FOR EVERY OCCASION Delivered anywhere 222 South 10th St. Shelton Call 112-W During 1940, life insurance put more than $600,000,000 of its policyholder reserves into the bonds of factories and industrial plants of America, 50% more than in 1939, it is reported ‘by the Institute of Life Insurance. There is today one life insur- ance agent for each 200 families, all life insurance service for both policyholders and beneficiaries. ‘ The established agent today spends nearly half of his time in this service work, the Institute of Life Insurance says. Is Your Ch Behind ild in Typing Rent a typewriter“ $3.00 a month The JOURNAL M on the average, taking care of l l lices and facilities to the govern- < l l g l ,Misns Deeny continued, 18 on hos- rpital staff members and 17 (.n Hospitairraisélil Continued from I'ago One were another feature of the SOS- scion. invited To Contention Miss chla Deeny, Shelton hos- pital superintendent. precedirg Mrs, Buchanan on the program, explained that since the tuber- culin testing program had been introduced at the hospital, 143 mantoux tests had been given. of: which 111 were to patients and to hospital staff members. Four- teen returned positive, which ten were patients, four were hos- pital \staff members, she said. Thirty—five chest X—rays have been given on borderline patients. Another checkup in months will be made on all those who were in the borderline class», Miss Decny said. Mrs. Buchanan said that Shel— ton hospital is the first in this state to introduce such a pro- gram, perhaps is even first in the entire country to do so. The project is to be one of the fea- tures.- of the annual convention 0: the State Tuberculosis Associa« tion in Wenatchee next Jdne, Mrs. Buchanan said, and Miss Deeny has been invited to attend and cx- l plain the program to the delus- gates. Mrs_ Brodie and M Snelgrove were cho;en as dele- gates to represent the Mason County League at the state ses- srpn. ‘Vorld Aid Defense Mrs. Buchanan, turning to al different topic, outlined the Tu-l berculosis As:ociation"s part in} national defense. She said the; association has offered its serv-; l ment to prevent the induction of5 men carrying tubercul -.s germs into any of the branches of the, service through examination be-‘ fore being inducted. i “We can save the government} much by preventing men with tuberculosis from being acceptedi into the service, where they wouldi not only break dowri quicker? through the rigors of military‘ ltraining but would also spread; ! l lrived at after receiving $842.15; i l l l lhopes they would remit so that. the disease to healthy men in tncl service," Ml'g'. Buchanan polntedl out. “In this way the govern-J ment would be saved the expense of training unfit: men whom it would later have to compensate." Join With Sanitarium Mrs. Buchanan again strongly recommended that this county join with several other southwest counties in joint operation of the Elma sanatorium, which now has plans fully completed for further, expansion. “It wou'il be thcl cheapest way of caring for your! patients as it is the only way yuui are entitled to state aid," she ex—l plained. ; Mru. Browning's ti'easurer‘s re- port showed 'a cash balance of $401.90 on January 1, 1941, ar- during the year, expenses of $777.90, with a cash balance or"! $337.65 on hand January 1, 1940. Mrs. Davidson’s report on the annual seal sale shoWed 35750.66? banked with 450 people 0 whomE scale were sent still unheard, from, Follow-up cards were mail-l ed Monday and today to them in the league’s books can be closed and audited for the your. T. 1)_ DEER TREATED , T. D. Deer, Rayonier employefl was admitted to Shelton hospith for medical care Sunday. ; Initial German Drive l The initial German drive against Paris in August, 1914, brought them to the town of Claye, about 15 to 17 miles east of Paris. At this place the German cyclists sent ahead to reconnoiter the road to the capital were stopped by French outposts. At the beginning of September the French had retreated beyond the Marne and the French government fled to Bordeaux. Jofl're collected his forces south of the Marne to check the German drive and from September 5 to 12, the first battle of the Marne was fought. The result of this battle was the withdrawal of the Germans to the Aisne. Sll lil/l‘Ol’Q-M ASON Appearances to the contrary, these pictures of Allison air- plane engines in production are in reverse sequence. At right, a motor being readied for its first test run. Above, the same motor in the “tear down" department for inspection 'after the run, as required by the Army Air Corps for all aviation engines. INDIANAPOLIS ~—Production methods of the automobile industry are receiving their first test in turn- ing out non-automotive defense products at the Allison plant here where General Motors is building liquid-cooled airplane engines at a current rate of 350 a month. Designed for use by the Army Air Corps and the British govern- ment, these engines. the first of their kind ever manufactured in this country, are built to hair-line specifications. Each part is sub- jected to rigid tests and checks be- fore assembly, and the completed a moisture-proof transparent wrap- per for shipment. Currently employed in the 1,000.« 000 square feet of buildings occu- pied by the Allison plant are 7,200 men. Another 1,750 men are mak- ing Allison engine parts at the engine is given an eight-hour test run during which it is brought up to full power. Then it is completely torn down, inspected for wear and imperfections, reassembled, given a final acceptance run and packed in It was good Greek stew, not Spaghetti, that was dished up to Italian prisoners captured in fighting in Albania and brought to internment ‘ camp somewhere in Greece. Evzone soldier stands guard, at right, to see that the dinner guests don’t make off with the silverware. .OUN'l‘Y .iou .lAli Milt Clothier—V Continuvd from Page to be made Thursday will be the comparatively rare one of “physi- cal development” earned by Elmer badge requires a hygienic One ‘which passed upon the iwerc Chairman Frank '. bed Carlson. The 'H. Bantham, Earl Shel ilcx‘n‘wlO'udi [thorough knowledge of p passing of athletic tests, and a daily drill of ten exercises for body development over a per- iod of six months, as well as a knowledge of outdoor games and an ability to teach them to other Scouts. Elmer, who is also 2. jun- ,ior at Irene S. Reed high school 'and a baseball letterman, will re~ ceive five merit badges at Thurs- day's court of honor from Doane Brodie, who will preside over the in his capacity as Mason County Boy Scout chairman. Long Advancement List The complete list of awards to be received by the 19 Scouts on Thursday follow: TROOP 8 (Agate) — Kenneth Auseth, Frank Guyer, Star Scout; ! habits, court both Murrel Dickenson to second class Scout; Frank Guyer, automobiling and badges; Frank Gray, music, swim- ming, firemanship and safety mer- Kenneth Auseth, fire- manship merit badge; Russell Ho- .vind, personal health and carpen—. try merit badges. TROOP 10 —— George Booth, to first class Keith Herzog, Dick Chase and Bill Booth, all to second class Scout;‘ book binding merit badge; Jack Wright, handi- craft and first aid merit badges. TROOP 12 —- Bob Cole, to Cabin Boy ( a. Senior ;Scoutmaster Walter pigeon raising and bird study mer- Spinharney, pigeon raising and athletics merit badges; Elmer Carlson, first aid, firemanship and physical development merit bad— ges; Ben Soper Jr., firemanship, rowing merit it badges; Scout; Don Smith, LaVernc Twohy, Scout award) ; Spinharncy, it badges; Wendell safety, reading, 0P machine shop under supervision of . d Cadillac Division in Detrort. A year ago the Allison plant occupied 90,— 000 square feet of floor space and employed 900 men. By next Fall further additions to the plant will completed and new equipment installed. have been Tuesday Japuary 21 Ipublic health and rea“ badges: Bob Cole, fi, ‘first aid and rcadi badges. W Sitting as the board tcr Spinharney, John E1 'ton Clothier, Hugh Ha ~ ,F’PP‘" Dick Eddy. ‘ w iawmwnfl, Visible to Eye Lv_N, Of all the thousands planets, only one is visi naked eye. That one is V6, planet with a diameter I miles. , sure: m $._t. ? (ill; 1' Chemist paismlpnt se . Products ‘ ‘ \, Their 0w — that the A. material or . r y injure You may bring you.t cturing it scriptions here With t by Dr. E- surance that they 1 81 Chemist CORRECTLY FILL “b last just as your doctor ‘ ed! Only registered -_ itted, “but macists compound ‘ f Its Own . . . t Was 'i prescriptions! ,y lieved ftlés 0f makin ' us. . up and At the 5 PORTUNITY NOCS .. .i Sign? Oduction Defense program demands thousands of welde I‘t'mlningw be trained this year. Opportunity here to learn welding day or eveni threat to well known Johnson. Complete course plus shop experience gives st as can m advantage. .V ~ nylon v eater cog , that 11‘ To enroll call at shop or contact ‘3 cture that HAL OLSTEAD ; a woo. Rayonier . .thm‘e ha* ~ -‘mP!‘0vem -r. taians Try Some Greek Coking . ., “w 001,, w 1 it Crimp . FaYon fil .. . . -, . ..,.. 9 Dire Do You Need Encouragement To Get an . eb’iplained Early Start in i .1941 Why Not Select A Location in i 6 0f text ears. thes j, f merceri Are You Planning To Build A New Home i Browning 0f san ' materials ‘: er. ‘r ‘ he‘lipérl , mg exhib . many it. Valuable i wool, nyi , Would not e busines . Activian E“fission elegating NGLESIDE Ammonia Where Special Inducements are Offered " iouma During January and February to } auriceh‘ Prospective, Buyers Take advantage of the SPECIAL DISCOUNT of th Dr. .1 ~. mere 0"} > ctOI‘ of . on the usual prices on any location, im- '1. 'é- Moria 'proved or unimproved, or on acreage. See , ‘, aturd .‘-‘ ‘ in th Angle Building Look over the New Homes built in the dis- f. resoluti trict during 1940. Note the homes sold " which during last year and the resale values of if r’s snaf- .property in the district. ' Investigate the advantages of location ge of ,1; View, public service, streets and co'nven- ,pmlect r ience to schools and business. ' ' ded 21ml vet: , .Willi mg. be