Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, March 31, 1947, Page 12, Image 12

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    Doye's Column
Hope Dims For The Return
Of A Good Five-Cent Cigar
J. Br HAL BOYLE
' TAMPA. Fla., (P) A vice
president of the United States
once said:
"What the country need! it
good live-cent cigar."
Well, there Isn't much hope of
getting 11.
"You'll never see a good five
eent cigar again," said a spokes
man for the clear Havana cigar
Industry which centers here.
"Not with wages and the cast of
materials what they are today."
' - The war brought a 30 per cent
increase in the output of cigars,
ut there is a current slump in
the market for hand-made, high
priced cheroots.
i Last October tobacco manufac
turers throughout America
turned out 594.000,000 cigars,
expecting Christmas boom.
Grades retailing up to two-for-a-quarter
did well. A lot of the
three-for-a-dollar brands are still
unbought, drying out on the
shelves. That means unemploy
ment and less chicken and rice
for the hand-cigar rollers in Ybor
City, a oit of old Spain set down
in Tampa.
; But veterans who learned to
like cigars when they could buy
them at cost at army exchanges
around the world aren't going
back to cigarettes.
Constant Smokers
"A cigar smoker never goes
back to cigarettes or pipes," said
the spokesman. "If times get
tough, he just smokes a cheaper
cigar."
Cuban and Spanish workers
who for generations have made
a living rolling cigars by hand
arc loving out to the machine.
Already more machine-made
cigars are turned out here than
are rolled by hand.
"There will always be a mar-
MONUMENTS
' AND HEAD STONES ORDERED
NOW
con be completed and installed by
Memorial Day
Klamath Monument Co.
J20 North 10th St. ; ' Phone 8328 or 9333
fcet for quality hand -rolled
cigars," said the spokesman, "but
it is a dying craft."
Hand cigar makers earn from
$40 to $80 a week, depending on
their output which varies any
where from 2S0 to 1000 cigars a
day. But a machine manned by
two women can turn out between
5000 and 6000 in eight hours.
And the women, brought In dur
ing wartime, aro staying on.
Many are middle-aged and of
Anglo-Saxon descent.
An executive who showed me
through the largest factory here
said it was all bosh that workers
ever sealed cigars with tongue
flick.
"That's nonsense," he said.
"We"ve always used gum traga
canti, brought from Arabia. We
tried all sorts of substances dur
ing the war, but nothing worked
as well.
Price of the gum rose from $4
a pound to $18, but the supply is
better again.
One thing you don't see in a I
cigar factory a sign saying no
smoking."
Only a three-handed worker
could smoke anyway. He needs i
two hands to roll the cigars.
Flu Closes
Modoc High School
ALTURAS. March 31 The
Modoc Union high school and
the elementary school have been
closed most of the past week
owing to an epidemic of flu.
Four teachers and 86 students
were, absent Tuesday from the
High school and 75 children
from the elementary school.
The board of trustees decided
to close the schools telling the
students to report Monday morn-
ing.
the epidemic has subsided
men. the schools will open.
A large number of cases of flu
is reported among the adult
population in the city.
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