The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1952 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 18, 1952
Page 13
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THURSDAY, REC, 18, 1W1 .T COURIER M any B usinessmen Optimistic; See Prosperous Months Ahead NEW YORK W—Many businessmen today are pulling dollars on le barrel-head to back their con- Idence in continuing prosperity in he months ahead. Orders for sleel continue lo pile up at the mills to the frank sur>rise or some steelmakers. Industrial spending for plant ex- lansion is reaching hew peaks as 652 ends. And plans of-business call for 6li billion more dollars to 3e spent this way in Ihe first three ttonths of 1353. \ Most of the members of the Na- ilonal Tool & Die Manufacturers Association ittendlng Its meeting hero say they expect their business lo continue good for at least two more years. ' General Bleclrlc's president, Hslph J. Cordlner, will have no truck with the pessimistic, view of the latter half of 1953 expressed by some economists. "Olher companies may be concerned about a recession," he says, "but as far as we can see, we are going to have good business in spite of the economists.' ' General Electric has put 740 million dollars Into new plant > and ilpm'nt ulnoe the war. Cordlntr expects th« total will top one billion dollars by the end of 1956. Westlnghous* electric ii also to Ing shead with expansion plans. It has Invested 245 million dollar* since the war, and plans to spend around 200 million dollars more in the next two years. As for business spending In general, a Joint report of the Department -of Commerce and the Securities and Exchange Commission says that plant expansion will stan the new year at an annual rate of nearly 28 billion dollars. LUXORA NEWS By MRS. G. C. DRIVER The' Christmas Social Season was Inaugurated here last week with several events being held hy various community and institutional agencies. The a n n'u a 1 F.F.A. - F.H.A. school vocational club affair was held in the school cafeteria Wednesday night, wtlh fifty members and guests of the young social set In attendance. Shoddish and Broom dances served as party mixers, with, dancing,.domino, and checker activities following. Yule decorations ,of multi-colors prevailed in the makeshift ballroom. Faculty guests were Mr. 'and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mackey, and Jerry Haley. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Brownlee and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pate served as chaperoning patrons. Light refreshments .were server .out the evening. Phetoan -Sunday School Class of the First Bapllst Church held a progressive dinner Thursday nighl. Eighteen members met at the church for cocktails served by Mrs. Paul Hayes. The group then moved for p the salad course to Mrs. C.. Howton's with the hostess, 'Mrs. John Thweatt. The main course was served at the school Home Economics Collage. Des- Eert v was with Mrs. W. A. and Mrs, J. W. Ledbetter at their jj homes, followed-by,gift exchanges!] between the menrters. j Mr. and Mrs.-I. M. Castlio en-: tertained their two table Canasla Club at a dinner party at their country .home Friday night. In the g'-mes following Mrs. A. B. Roz- c!,'3 and Russell Bowen were prize waiters. , • 'Mr.'/and Mrs. Raymond Pate end Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Brovvniee' were hosts lo members of the ! L-vxcra School Faculty Saturday n'ght with a six table Bunco'Party fi';- tlie Brownlee home. 'Game. 1>^!?3S were awarded Mrs. Ebweii Thompson and Vcrnon James for" high scores, Miss Emma Lee Ken- n^mer and J. s. Applelon for low E-jores, and Mrs. Wayne Mack'ey f:r trayelling. Gift exchanges were __nv?.de between those present by $ }hs process of a musical game. A desssrt course was served by. the. hosts al a late hour. . { Personals j The Rev. C. H. Scalon of Spark- i man, Arkansas, was the week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Howard. The Rev. SEA ton filled the pulpit at the Baptist Church 1 for,morning services Sunday. Thirty eight members of the Fu- :ure HoineinaKers of Ameiica attended the, Federation meeting of that organization at Arkansas State College in Jonesboro Friday. The group was accompanied hy their sponsor, N Mrs. Raymond Pate, Mrs. A. B. Rozelle, and the Rev. H. Li, Roblson. Mrs. Roe and the Rev. Mr. Robison appeared on a panel discussion as part of the-program aciivilies. Mr. and Mrs. H, P. Worsley left last week for Phoenix, Ariz., where they will visit their son, Edward,' and family for several weeks. Miss Marilyn Owen has moved to Memphis where she is now on the nursing staff of the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Mrs. Ruby E. Martin, her son, Bobby, and- daughter, Mrs- Fcr- man Rogers, left Monday for Los Angeles. California. Mrs. Rogers will join her husband there. Yeoman 3rd Class Rogers of the USS Menaue Is .returning from six- months sea duty in Japanese waters for a brief tour of shore duty. Bobby, who has spent a 30- day-leave here. Is returning to his Navy Base in San Francisco. Mrs. I Martin will vacation In California and Colorado, returning home nround Jan. 1. Slow-in^ I'nlse At birth, the average pulse rate is 134 a minute, being reduced to 110 during, the first year of life. Father and Seven Children Perish In Fire at Home NOHTH LITTLE ROOK, Ark. t/T> —A young father and six of his seven children perished yesterday in an explosion and fire which destroyed their titter-room frame home two [nites north of here. Hillon Bryant. 29. died In a Little Rock hospital shortly before noon. Trie dead children, all trapped in the fire, were Ruth Ann, 9; Patsy. 8; Billie. 6; Ronnie, 4; Jean, 2, and : Johnny, S months. | Mrs. Bryant and the couple's old- j est child, Shirley, 12, were hospi- j tfllizsd Kith burns. Their conditions were reported to be serious. Alabama Man Dies from Fall MEMPHIS tf»i—A rrtm identified ai a resident of Dscatur. Ala,, died yesterday after stumbling over i curb and striking his head on the pavement. Police said the victim ,was Harold James Gray. 45. His death was listed as accidental. By the age of H, the pulse rate has, slowed .to 87." Attention Farmers A. A. Hardy has been appointed to handle CRpOKS QUALITY -COTTON SEED In this territory. For the earliest and best staple and turnout you can't beat Crooks Hi-bred Cotton Seed. However, ire do have many other varieties such as DP i I, 15, All.seed Is state certified, delinted and treated. \ We also have breeders certified In some seed. We also have '^"a^nlce stock' of'seed 'how- in our<warehr>use. '.Any order, larg« ;'•.' or small, will be given prompt attention. Bnok your cotton seed now and have It delivered when you need it. Whatever your secil needs are, contact me and let me help you to get the very best seed at the lowest pos- sible.price. '.'I'; • ''• A. A. HARDY 705 Clear Lake Biytheville GIVE AMERICA'S LEADING PREMIUM STRAIGHT Ev&y ot/we a Mzhb* whiskyf His No. 1 Choice For . Christ as Beautifully Tailored Gabardine Suits , Also Available In Sharkskin i All Colors for the Holidays • Single or Double Breast • All Sizes 32 to 46 HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - JAILOR Blytheville, Arkansas Steele, Missouri IARLY HMEk DlS,,U. e «Y COMPANY, IO U I IVI L LK , r KENTUCKY L~~~

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