Blytn«vfli« (An.) ceurur Hewi - Thundijr, July », 1H»- Pip Viet Expense Bites Public By SALLY HYAN AP Business Mm Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Heavy spending for the war in Viet Nam is squeezing civilians and industry at home. The Defense Department has poured billions of dollars into the nation's economy to buy uniforms, food, bombs and bullets. To meet the needs of the fighting men in Viet Nam, some manufacturers have had to cut back on production for civilians. Shortages of men's clothing have been reported by some department stores. Factories note shortages of copper, electronic and chemical products, machine tools, small motors, forgings and castings, computers and aircraft engines. Defense, industries had unfilled orders totalling $24.6 bit , lion in November. By May they had jumped to $27.3 billion. The shortages extend to transportation of many kinds, and to labor and credit, rippling through the economy. The final tally on defense expenditures for the year ended June 30 is expected to be over $55 billion, $800 million more than predicted as recently as January. This year it may top $60 billion. The Viet Nam spending on top of the domestic boom has touched off inflationary pressures. The most noticeable pinch comes from the military's expanding manpower needs, subtracting men from the work force when they are needed in industry to meet the demands of increased military production. Then the mills at home are pressed to clothe and feed them. The problem is particularly acute in clothing and textiles. In fiscal 1965, the Defense Department spent $317.2 million on clothing and textiles. In the year ended June 30, it spent $1.149 billion, and the current year the defense supply agency in Philadelphia estimates it will run another $800 million. "It will cut into civilian sup- ples, but not any more than it has to date," an agency spokesman said. The Defense Department is having trouble getting bids on many military orders as a result. Of 330 firms asked to bid on making waterproof clothing bags, four submitted bids. Of the 86 asked for cotton denim cloth, one bid. Of 261 asked to make flier's nylon twill jackets, three submitted proposals. The Boeing Co. and Douglas Aircraft postponed delivery of some commercial jetliners, awaiting engines from United Aircraft Corp., which is giving first priority to military produc- ton. The military also has first priority on trucks. Civilian deliveries are running behind schedule. Heavy military shipment* to the West Coast contributed to an acute boxcar shortage this spring. : A fleet of tugs and barges sent to the harbors and beaches of Viet Nam .has left the West Coast with a tight supply for domestic commerce. The supply of qualified personnel is critically short. 'Machine tool makers are operating under priority-rated orders, making equipment for helicopters, shrapnel, bombs. Producers of copper and aluminum are subject to priority orders, too. In steel, there are priority orders for steel pilings, plate and corrugated sheet. There are indications that housing construction is falling because some mortgage lenders have stopped making new loans. Ann Sheridan In New Series By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) There's plenty of oomph in the girl yet, as .Ann Sheridan ampy demonstrates on the set of tie new television series, "Pistols and Petticoats." Ann would like not to be reminded that she was dubbed the oomph girl back in the giddy 1930s, when press agents could get away with that sort of thing. She managed to survive such a cognomen and go on to become a serviceable leading lady for Errol. Flynn ("Dodge City"), Humphrey Bogart ("They Drive by Night"), Gary Cooper ("Good Sam") and Cary Grant ("I Was a Male War Bride.") Hollywood hasn't seen much of Ann Sheridan in recent times, so it behooved an alert reporter to find out what had been happening to her. For one thing, she is a bride. Last month she wed her longtime beau, actor Scott McKay. "Just got back from a marvelous honeymoon in Hawaii," she reported. "We were supposed to stay two weeks, but we stretched it to three. Meanwhile everyone was screaming. 1 was due back to start the series, and Scott was supposed to be in the §ast to direct and appear with Nancy Palmer and then Julia Meade in 'Mary, Mary' for summer stock." It was just eight years ago that Ann turned h er back on Hollywood to try her luck on the stage. She said she had been encouraged to do so by producer Ross Hunter, who wanted her to star in a property called "Vermillion O'Toole" first on Broadway and then in films. The project never reached the FREE* ** *FREE GREERS FERRY LAKE VACATION SPECIAL -By- Narrows Motels, Inc. 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When your son flunks out of college, you are consoled by the '.. NEW MAJORETTE — Linda Lou Lipscomb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lipscomb and a 1966 graduate of Blytheville High School has been appointed to the majorette line with the Arkansas State College Marching Indian Band for the 1966-67 school year. While a student at Blytheville High School, Linda. Lou was active in many organizations among which were: Spanish Club, Red Pepper Club, Future Teachers of Amercia, Library Club, was elected to Girls State and served as a majorette with the high school band. theater, but Ann did. She toured i that brings them joy and corn- in "Kind Sir," and her leading | fort. A better structure on which man was Scott McKay. That was the Start of a romance Complicated by the fact that he already had a wife. Ann continued to make her home in New York, appearing in the theater and on television, most recently in the soap opera, "Another World." Franky 50, Ann retains her oldtime allure, and she photographs strikingly in color for "Pistols and Petticoats," which will follow Jactoe Gleason on CBS Saturday night. Astrological Forecast By Carroll Righter (McNsusht Syndicate, Int.I V» determine yottr forecast, not* •uagraph oppotite iatel wile* Cclude your birth Out*. FRIDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: This is certainly the day and evening to expend your efforts in directions where you will find new methods and means by which to handle practical matters on a much more constructive and satisfactory basis. Make sure you do nothing that could cause a separation with one whom you love very much. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 191 You are apt to feel frustrated if you shuttle back and forth from home duties and those in business world if you do not plan time properly and are more amiable. Be the peace maker in . both spheres. Show wisdom. I TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) New interests are all right provided you do some important studying concerning them first. Find new and fascinating personalities who can revive your lagging spirits. Don't be a stick- in-the-mud. It doesn't pay. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Certain material affairs have become a little difficult for you to handle and it would be well to consult some expert. Follow advice wisely. Your mate coirtd jbe somewhat petulant in P.M. — be comforting. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Being overly-sensi- ,tive today could get you in j Dutch since others are feeling I pretty pugnacious. A big smile will do much to soften 'em up. Keep busy, have fun, be master of your own soul. LEO (July 22 to Aug.. 21) Handling your labors meticulously will gain you favor of higher-ups, but be sure you do | not criticize co-workers who are not so efficient as you. Take I physical exercise that improves j health. Be more dynamic. j VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) i You must have a more cheerful i attitude if you want to be more I successful in social life. Show encouragement to those who are having difficulties. Avoid new trend of being as hard as nails. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Try not to displease kin in any way, but rather do something i to build soon brings greater abundance. You have to make quicker decisions for real suc- SCORPIO (Oct. .23 to Nov. 21) Your mind is really clicking with ideas on to how to capitalize on your particular talents, convictions. Communicating with key people first starts ball rolling nicely. Then settle right down to work. SAGITTARIUS (NoV. 22 to Dec. 21) A change of attitude is required if you desire to become more prosperous in your own line of endeavor. Contacting persons who are very successful brings right ideas, advice for you to act upon. Be enthusiastic. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) It is important you show persons you admire that you are truly devoted instead of acting so complacent. Those in business world are better approached in a more friendly manner. Then you have greater success. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Showing allies and those who work by your side that you are thoughtful, courteous makes for more pleasant relations in days ahead. Others will not oppose you if you meet work expectations. Be prompt. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Entertaining those who have been more than kind to you in the past is a good way to gain further good will, benefits. Be more friendly. You have a great creative problem that can be intelligently now. college, not a second-rate one. Youi 1 barber will hold his chair open for a full 10 minutes — not just five — if you're late for an appointment. The office bootblack doesn't The boss makes a daily bet with you on the mitcome of baseball games, and likes to tell you all his home troubles. When you present a new idea at a staff conference, nobody knocks it until he first sees how the head of the firm likes it. You are important enough to have your own parking place in the company lot. fact that at least' it was a good about it. now and then. There are more pounds of steak than hamburger in your home freezer. You have a two-car garage, a 2Vz-bathrOom home and take vacations winters as well as summers,. At least three other people in the firm are worried that you are out to get their job. *. * * In an emergency you can take $25 out of the petty cash fund without writing a five-page letter explaining why. You can use your personal key to the executive washroom without feeling self-conscious You no longer feel It Is hecefr sary to carry a brief case home every night to impress anyone with how hard you are working. 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