The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 26
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 26

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
Page 26
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BLYTHEVTLLE'CARK.r COURIER NEWS Economic Side of Atlantic Pact • Given New Emphasis by EC A in Rebuilding of Western Europe By Clarke AF.iNewtfealur* Writer WASHINGTON—The Atlantic. Pact has more than a military to .«6me highly placed pbonorolc Cooperation Administration OK3A) official*. They regard it as good economic medicine for Western feirope—In fact, u one of the riiosl far reaching steps yet, taken toward, .•canonic cooperation ajnd development. , Customs Wills and other trade * tarrim h»ve lonf been the chief i obstacles to the expansion and modern' atlon of European Indtts- 'try. The barriers were, erected j largely for purposes of military | tecurlty, to build up home Indusi Irles so that each nation would be ; *elf sufficient in time of war. But now with the era of collective •ecurlly, in which each country •rrees thai Its sole hope ol safety tee In defending all of Western Burope, old Inhibitions are being ,nmo\ed movement hasn't gotten fsr yet; but the general principle has been accepted, and the ZCA men have seen many signs of progress. New Division of Labor Sought Their Idea Is for Europe to arrange • new division of labor, each nation snecia -Ing in the work It can do cheapest and best, relinquishing Industries which have proved uneconomic. There has been * tendency to try to develop solely lor strategic reasons such enterprise! is steel plants and oil refineries In the countries which are not naturally adapted for them. One plan which Is percolating In the tplndft of the Western European planners is that France might become the chief manufacturer of the Jeep, large numbers of which are needed In military operations. It cm be cheaply and efficiently manufactured only on * mass production basis. And there Is already a tendency for Great Britain to become the chief, or sole, producer of Jet en- ttow Britain has proved It self pre-eminent in the field of light engineering, and nearly all the Western European nations are buy- Irujr or pUumtnj to buy Britlln's Jet engines. The British might establish jet engine factories in other eountrle inch as Belgium or ITranct, but they .would maintain ownership. The Netherlands Is thinking of going in for mass production of radio and radar equipment. And to forth. talttatlT. t* Be Strewed On* of the chief reasons for t relatirelr low rate at productivity in m»ny European industries is that they-have not engaged in mass production; which has done so much to raise the standard of living in the United States. Turning out products on an assembly line bull has mad* high quality and low cost possible. But to have mass production you mutt have mats mirkets. In Europe the market* up to now have been largely domestic—the buyers have been chiefly those persons living Tjlthin the same customs walls us' the Industries. As customs barriers fall mass markets would develop. Another reason for Europe's eco- nomical backwardness has been the lack of Initiative on the part of "protected" Industries. Since customs barriers prevented foreign competition, t:.j home industries have had no Incentive to seek wav^ to reduce the cost of production. Faced with competition, however, industries seek to reduce costs by improving Inbor manasement methods, modernizing plants and plant management tcchn'ques and searching for belter and cheaper materials. Europeans have been impressed with America's largo area of free trade—commerce without hindrance of customs walls among almost 160,000,000 persons. And It was primarily the search for military security, a union against England, tliat forced the somewhat hostile 13 colonies to merge their economic interests. "I believe that Western Europe is now taking the path of the American colonies," said one Important EGA nian. "You can get more real unity through military security than through any other method." Two Dairy-State Senators Welcome Olco Bill's Delay WASHINGTON— (IP)— Two Mid- West dairy-state senators have welcomed the Senate Democratic leadership decision to bring the oleo Issue to the Senate floor next January. They are Senators Thye (R- Mlnn) and Wiley (R-Wls)—leaders in the fight to knock aside the House-approved measure to repeal federal taxes on yellow - colored oleomargarine. ~" House approved the bill this year by a top-heavy Senate Demo'cratto Policy Committee recently announced the legislation will be shelved for this session, but will be the No. 1 bill lo be brought up in the second session of the present Congress. Thye told a reporter he is optimistic about, the outcome because (1) "I do not believe it will come to » vote next year" and (2) even If It doe.1 "I believe that the Senate will defeat It." Wiley said in a statement he. believes the decision to postpone the Issue In the Senate until next year Tvas due. JoV"recognition thht'the oleomargarine lobby would be decisively beaten" ir the bill had been brought up this session. The earlier vote. The Part's Designers Hike Hemline; Most Fasnion Changes Sligkt By Rosette Hargrove NEA Staff correspondent PARIS—(NBA)—The last word In fashions from Paris has skirts going back up. From the gradually climbing hemline of last year, Parisian designers hnve hoisted skirts as 15 inches from Hie floor. But this and other changes are nof. so sweeping that women will have to' throw away their wardrobes ruid-start from scratch, ai some did when the New U»k first burst on the fashion scene. Generally, thB 1919 fall collections are an evolution, rather than a revolution. The basic silhouette Is slim, slen- der'and supple. Shoulders are nor- trfal, although less sloped, and there is a distinct, tendency to effects giving width. The bosom is stressed but the waistline no longer Is strangled and hips arc unacccntua- ted. •-, "" For daytime' wear. the-''full, swinging skirt has virtually disappeared. In IL< place Is the skirt that is coiled, wrapped and molded around the figure. Here 3s what, some of the designers have brought out: ';ilh—The designer of Rltn Hayworth's wedding trousseau has built his entire collection around the sheath silhouette, even In models where width Is Introduced, He has gone all out for buttons, claiming he has counted more than 4000 In his creations. The straight lines of his simple chemise dresses are broken up by pockets, pephmis and bows. Cocktail suits feature black or the new "near-black" colors. These have Jackets, usually hip-length, which show usual collar treatments. Fath ha.s also played with scarfs and stoles on nany dresses, as well as coats. ' In evening gowns, his outstanding creations are built around the new version of the ultra-.wlde pleated tulle gown placed on a stiffened "cone" underskirt. Another favorite theme Is the dress with a slender, sheath-like front buttoning over at the back onto a full pleated godet panel. Molyneux — Most unusual effect here was a jewelled ankle bracelet, worn by the mannequins with' late afternoon and the shorter- thnn-ankle-lenglh evening dresses. Afternoon and town ensembles were completed by small fur collar- ettes and huge muffs, shoes had astrakhan or ocelot trim and ankle- straps. Hats were brlmless and worn at an • accentuated angles. Molyneux placed stress on the "(lower line.", using It effectively In both- afternoon and evening models. The skirt of one evening gown was worked entirely In outsized tulip petals. Pltuet—Here has launched the "Minaret" and the "Spindle" lints. The former features stiffened basques over a sheath skirt, while me latter gives ,R 'silhouette "wld'' encd through the shoulders and narrowing at the hem. •i Plguet's-. "shutter" 'necklines. WELCOME, and congratulations to the Jaycees for a bigger and better National Cotton Picking Contest leville Water Co. FASHION INTERMISSION Is featured by ,„ Ice-cream vendor In the garden of • I'arls designer's salon. The buyers and fashion writers pause fur some reficshmcnt'before going back lo view more of the new styles. [Phofo by^ NEA-Acme staff correspondent Rene Henry.) to .disclose intriguing re nejy, and he ex- in his cock'tall and < V.'? tll " K dr « s «5- The backs are either , Moused or have wings o>r, with the waistline built up. Jackets, too, were snorter, and flt- te.l with single or double collars Among the accessory notions Schlaparelli featured *'er» long, narrow muffs In ocelot or beaver; ostrich feathers covering the full skirl of a short evening dress; a deep-pointed black bearskin shawl lch could also do duty aa a. like a oaper- travelllng rjjr; iuUlz*j single dla- mond ear-ring shaped fto»er; and enormous weight buttons. Moscow to Celebrate Birthday of Goth* Book MOSCOW <AP> - m connection with the 200th anniversary JWONDAY, OCTOBER 8, T949 Goethe's birth, the 8'tate'P'ubUth,* sprouting at acute angles. Schiaparetli—The theme of this' collection was "Stop and Go." Skirls • for daytime models . were definitely - shorter and more slen %-rwiiie a uu L-JI, LUC cllillc F UDU£I1« Inj House of Literature L» printing a one volume edition of selected works. in the years of Soviet power the works of Goehe have been published here In Russian, Armenian, Belo- nisslaji, Georgian, Matvlan, Tatar' Ukrainian, Finnish, Estonian and, other languages. BLOCK & UNOBSKY Cotton Merchants McCall BL Phone 5-0854 Long Distance 338 Memphis, Tenn. IN TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S GREATEST COTTON PRODUCING COUNTY.... The three R. D. Hughes Gi'n Compqny operations, located in Blythevijle, Gosnell and H a If M o o n, are proud to be a part of the g igantic Mississippi County Cotton Industry. . . the world's largest. So we extend a hearty welcome to the King of Cotton. We ql! know' that he is solely responsible for the tremendous growth of Blytheville during the past decade. . . and we likewise look forward to an even bigger and better Blytheville under his leadership. R. D. HUGHES GIN CO

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