Free trade leads to loss of jobs

Two of my old “friends” passed away on successive days last week after more than 20 years of service: my electric blanket and my electric coffee maker.

Free trade leads to loss of jobs
Two of my old “friends” passed away on successive days last week after more than 20 years of service: my electric blanket and my electric coffee maker.

One of my sons, who readily volunteers as my “purchasing agent,” came to the rescue and bought me two old American Standard named products: a Sealy blanket and a Sunbeam “Mr. Coffee” appliance.

After reading the instructions and putting those good brand named products into service, “Whamo!” Score two more for the Chinese communists. on the bottom of the coffee box I read “Made in China” and in 1/16th inch letters on the Sealy label are the same words.

My blood presure rises when I hear Larry Kudlow preach daily on CNBC “Free trade is the path to prosperity.” My belief: It leads to job loss and reduction of our standard of living. And we well-intentioned Christians get “snookered” again.

— Fred R. Schiefelbein, Pittsburg

1961 PSU player thanks Pittsburg community for support
On behalf of the 1961 National Championship Football team, I wish to thank the Pittsburg community.  Winning a national championship fifty years ago was the biggest thrill of our young lives.  Coming back to the Homecoming parade and receiving the warm acknowledgment that we enjoyed on October 15 was right up there with the game experience.  We were remembered!
 
Thank you.

Lamplighter Inn & Suites, Jock’s Nitch, Pichler’s Chicken Annie’s and Watco were businesses that helped make the weekend a special memory.  The Morning Sun’s Brock Sisney, KSN’s Eric Knecht, and KKOW’s Eddie Lomshek put us in the news  and allowed us to relive and share our memories, something older people always enjoy doing.

PSU is an outstanding university, but the Pittsburg community makes it a great place to go to school.

—Harlan L. Hess