The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1951 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Buyer Luckier than Manfacturer When Shopping for Scarce Items FT SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, Scjlt. 19. (AP) — Consumers have It much luckier today than many manufacturers when It comes to shopping. If he has the money, H consumer can buy almost anything lie wants In the stores. Supplies are ample and in most cases are bncked by large inventories in the warehouses. "Shortage" l.i just a word they used to scare people with. But many a manufacturer finds "shortage" cropping up more and more In his vocabulary when he shops for raw materials. Sometimes it's a real shortage based on 'he supply being too small for the demand.'And sometimes It's a marie . shortage, based on government regulations that keep raw materials from one manufacturer to give them to another in more essential work. Civilian Produclinn Slowed In today's news are tales of shortages hampering production nr warnings of even worse shortaces to come tn such materials os copper, lead, sulphur, structural steel, steel scrap, nickel, and electric power in the northwest. All threatened to put a brake on defense production and to slow down production of civilian goods. The copper shortage Is so acute— because of recent strikes both here and In Chile—that companies which make tnfngs from copper are set for still further cutbacks In the next few weeks in the amount of the metal they can have. The government Is reported considering opening tip fta own stockpile of the strategic war material >o let copper users have the metal needed to keep defense production going. No Relief In Sight But there Isn't much relief in Eight for the maker of civilian goods. Defense Mobilizer Wilson tells the National Builders' Hardware Exposition In Chicago: "I am sure you' all realize that now when It is necessary to take copper from our stockpile, this is not the time that copper and coper base alloys shoufd be used for decorative purposes." Structural steel will stay short until a year from now In the opinion of James W. FoJlin, chairman of the National Production Authority's subcommittee on construction. Sulphur Shortage I'redirtfd NPA warns today that sulphur— one of Die most widely used raw materials in Industry—will be In much shorter supply the rest of this year. Lead is in such short supply that paint manufacturers and storage battery makers are worrier!. Most ol them say their Inventories are high enough to take care of fall needs hut they don't know about winter. In some of the cases of shortages of raw materials, bettor days are in sifiht. If not around the corner. Steel expansion plan* arc so well slant; that the trade weekly, "The Iron Age," predicts today that Defense Mobilizer Wilson will get the extra million tons he wants In the first three months of 1052. Increased Pay Said Way to Cut Hospital Personnel Turnover ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20. M';—The nation's hospital administrators were told yesterday If they wanted to get good help and keep it they were going to have to up the pay. Dr. Marcus D. Kogel, city hospital commissioner of New York, added that civilian hospitals, facing a critical personnel situation, were fioing to have to improve working conditioas, too. "High labor turnover fcs an expensive luxury," he told the American Hospital Association's convention here. "In effect, by paying less we pay more. Our false economies only serve to overpay the employe during his unproductive learning or breaking-in period." Among the 20.000 employes In the New York City department of hcs- pitals. he said, the turnover was 28 per cent 111 )!M8 and still is more than 24 per cent. He added other hospitals over the nation face a similar problem, He said a sound personnel plan should, in addition to providing reg- providc extra pay for night and ular pay increases as ability grows, hazardous work. He added hospitals must find ways of making better use of women workers, older persons and physically handicapped. Dr. Edward H. Leveroos of Chi- I cago, associate secretary ol the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education ami Hospitals, said the competition Tor Interns today among hospitals had become serious. He explained that in the last 101 years the number of internships in approved hospitals had risen from 7.COO to 10,000 and that "seniors lin , medical schools) today are, In many t instances, being given (he same 'reri j cnrpef Irealmenl that has beenj t , standard operating procedure [or A "I nni^" AT ll c AIO cr\ns*r- <-> U,e Proseiytln* of Wh school at h-| & b^eVs &&*•£» J™^IK? ^o".™'£,« I never saw a plane, find out what one "feels" like. Air Force officers let 50 blind children examine three plones at a Tokyo air base. Wallet Owner Finally Found CHICAGO, Sept. 20. M'| — Mrs. Tina Schwerin found the. oxvner of a wallet containing S110 In Chica- go—att«r making a telephone call to lyl.s Anpeies. After finding the wallet in a t.Txicnli, Mrs. Schwerin called t/xs Angeles to learn the owner. Joseph Ondrnsik. 78, Los Angeles manufacturer, was staying at a loop hotel. Mrs. Schwerin was ; rewarded with! S30 when she returned the purse A study of COO U. S. firms In all lines of business reveals that more than 50 types of non-wage benefits were paid to workers in 1919 and that they acoimted to lfi r ; ol the total payroll. Items included: employer contributions to pension and private Insurance plans, amounting to 4.4% of payrolls: paid vacations, 3.3 r r; paid rest and hinch periods, 1.41 ; bonuses and special awards,' ITr. In all. non-wage payments were equivalent to 23.7c per hour worked. yesterday to Ondr.isik. He also paid the S2.25 long distance toll. PENNEY'S At WAYS FIRST O U A 4. I T Y ! New! THUKSPAT, SB7TEMBBR it, INI Wis« Tip: First quality Gaymodes give you longer Wear — Save you more! Gaymode* Nylons in fashion shades for every color in your wardrobe! EDDIE OLD TO PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN PRUDENTIAL'S BIG ARKANSAS PLANS Yes, Eddie Old—Prudential Special Agent in Blytheville since 1939— will play a big part in the Prudential expansion plans for Arkansas. Tomorrow in Little Rock, Eddie will join with officials of the Pruden- A a l,l nSU1 i anC ? i' 0n l P o 111 y ?r America in opening the new Arkanasas Agency, located at 214 Hall Building. These enlarged and improved facilities will make it possible for Eddie Old to give even better service to Prudential Policyholders in Blythe- rtfffo" a f b ma i L^T' than ever for y° 11 to °btain any of the many different kinds of Prudential protection. During his 12 years in Blytheville, Eddie Old has proved his ability as a professional hte underwriter and we at the Prudential are proud ol his ettorts which have, brought security and protection to many Blytheville homes. And we are doubly glad that we have a man like Eddie Old already on the job m Arkansas to hdn carry out the Prudential's plans for expansion in the Wonder State Tl Vrudenlial INSURANCE COMPACT OF AMERICA. VKtll «M!TI«MON, lOUtMWimiM KOMI OWlCt. HOUSTON, 1IXAI Little Rock Ad Man Arrested Accused Bound Over to State MEMPHIS. 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