The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 12, 1940 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 12, 1940
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1940 BLYTHEVTLT.E (ARK!) COURIER NEWS Sales And Credit Not Likely To Be Greatly Af- fecled Service il merchants, per.sonal loan t-ompanies and banks handling *»na!l loans have a new worry days Will conscription . cut into sales volume, discouraging purchases even by who may never be called lor service? Will it. mean widespread defaults on installment contrncts and loan Thi? answers to these Questions inay well mean the difference be- uv^n slump and boom for a • large, or U. S. business.' Most of the 17.000,000 men of conscription age are in the active buying class, in the stage where they want, clothes and radios and cars. Most, of fhem are installment buyers. Merchants now find the picture Iftss discouraging than it appeared at, /irsi glance. They know that the chances are abpul. 20 to 1 against any potential draftee's conscription u|) until mid-1941. And by the lime a second contingent is ready for training the first conscripts will have returned to private life. Prominent stores in some of the Uu-ger cities are taking advantage of the odds against < conscription by making unusual offers, to draft eligibles. Buy on time now. they say, and if you are called before Jan. 15 all your payments will be refunded and the' goods you return will be donated to welfare organizations. Competitors call it .smart merchandising at small risk. KKTA1L TRADE SHOWS GAINS Effects on total retail trade are bound to be slight, with a maximum of one out of 130 of the popii- lafion ' called to the colors at any I cue time. Beyond that, however, merchants point to the trend in sales now .prevailing as sufficient guarantee" that conscription will never hold down volume. Payrolls and employment are -substantially higher than a year ago; retail sales are from 2 to 20 per cent greater in various sections of the country. Government ,. experts confidently predict a gain of 10 per cent in store volume to continue through the winter. This is net gain, after any possible inroads caused By -the- draft. One of che biggest credit, bureaus in the country 'made a down- to-earth analysis of its particular problem. Taking at random 1000 time payment or charge account applications from each of two days' regular How, it found that 84 percent were from buyers not subject to ihe draft, 12 per cent from mar- nt-d men or other:; near the upper age limits, and less than 4 per cent from single men between '21 and 31. At the time of the survey, those atres were planned for conscription. The big mail order stores are excellent examples of the merchandising attitude because they vim into all the angles, from that of the haberdasher to the tire dealer. So far, they have felt no falling off in sales because of conscription. They not only expect its effects to be unnoticeable. but anticipate j little trouble with credit Th end-edit men are sold on the thought! that the American public is a good j risk under almost any circtim- 1 stances. ! BUSINESSMEN | AREN'T WORRIED ' ' But they also, know that the poor- j est risks are among the class most i likely to be conscripted — the young ! unmarried men. Investigations are j always more careful among them j and are perhaps more so since the ' draft registration. Most of them ' are being asked what provisions | they have thought of to carry on | payments in case their numbers j ore chosen, but there is no dis- ! crimination against good risks sim- • ply because of their draft eligibility.; At worst, they will be encouiv ' aged to invest a bit more slowly '11 gay clothing or orange-colored roadsters. Laws applying to the national' guard and to conscripts in the regular army establish a mora- lorium on all debts for men in the service, except where it is deter-' mined by a court that they can , Pull the Trigger on Lazy Bowels with h«rb taxJrtiTe,c*nbin«d with syrup pepsin to ntake it agreeable and e-jsy to t*e When constipation brings on acid indigestion, bloating, dizzy spells, gas, coated tongue, sour taste and bad breath, your stomach is probably "crying the blues" because your bowels don't move. It calls for Laxative Senna to pull Hie trigger on those lazy bowels, combined with good old Syrup Pepsin to make your laxative more agreeable and easier to take. For years many Doctors have used pepsin compounds, as agreeable carriers to make 'other medicines more palatable when your "taster" feels easily upseL So be sure your laxative contains Syrup Pepsin. Insist on Dr. Hydwell's Laxative Senna, combined \yith Synip Pepsin. See how wonderfully IB herb Laxative Senna wakes up lazy nerves and muscles in.your intestines, to Dnng welcome relief from constipation. A w se Si. w ifc ? ?>" ra P Pepsin makes Dr. <~3mwell s medicine so smooth and agree- Sr ? touchy ^ 1Iet - Even f ™<*y children love the taste of this pleasant family laxative. Buy Dr. Caldweli's Laxative Senna at your druggist's today. Jy one .laxative that won't bring on violent distaste, even when you take it after a full meal. Draft". Age Pictograp] Appliconrs Not Subject to Draft Registration Draft Age—But Married o o o Draft Age and Single O Above chart shows how 1000 applications to one large credit bureau divided up. Draft age, at time of svirvey was 21 to 31, but subsequent change to 21 to 36 would not niter percentages greatly. Each figure in above chart represents 40 cases. the ..wars g-o by, is the total amount j of the cash prises offered to cln- lestants. The $1000 cash prize for the champion cotton picker compares with Die hundred dollars- which the corn husking champion draws down as his reward. We give many prizes ranging from $1000 lo $25 as compared to prizes of $50 $25. $15 and $10 Riven to the four contestants who do not happen to win Die capital corn husking contest prize." The Corn Husking Contest !? sponsored bv farm papers in the 11 states which comprise the association. and is .somewhat of n commercial proposition, wherwis I ho Cot ion Picking Contest is a civic '•vent, supported by (he people»of Blvthpville and this section a.s such, nnd not oneraied for profit in any form except that profit which come.s from "solliiv.*" cotton to the J people of Die nation, and that ; which naturally comes from drawing )ar«e crowds of people lo a community from all over the country. The Corn Husking Contest, in its seventeenth year, has developed into a fine .science. Experience hus taiDiht operutor.s of the contest Lh« numerous fine points of handling an event of this kind and the tremendous crowds of people which attend it. "1 have never seen u more orderlv or easier hnnilled "rowd anvwher>\ and when you hnve a throng of men, women nnd children numbering close to a hundred thousand together at one time and in one place you must know all the angles. Mv Impression of 1 that feature of the contest was that the operators, really, know the •answers," Mr.vrdS^--'cr6ented Foresees Big Future For National Cotton Picking. Test Blytheville's National Cotton Picking Contest, which has attracted nationwide attention through the press, newsreels. magazines and other publications, and which will be an annual event at Blytheville, has 'unlimited possibilities and. if properly developed, will grow into the^largest agricultural contest and gathering in the United States and one which will'draw-spectators and -visitors from every section of the nation, was the comment of J. Mell Brooks, secretary of the contest association following his return last week" from ' -Davenport- Iowa. He went there in company with the association's president and treasurer. Rosco Crafton. and James Terry and Harry W. Haines. the association's publicity chairman, to witness the National Corn be paid without hardship on the men or their families. Both laws are modeled after'the "Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief A"f of the ioc;t- vvnr. passed in March, 1918. The smaller number r-f lo--in comrjanie.s then in existence -alculatecl their losses at 4 to 5 percent. . : ' . •"• Banks, with 8 per cent of their personal loans of single men of draft age. and the auto finance componies.^vith 25 per cent of their business in jeopardy, have a bigger headache man the storekeepers. It is .safe to say. though, that ttieir losses will be -far smaller in the last war. even without special precautions. The general attitude- is well summed up by one small retail merchant: "Give me a turnover 15 per rent, above last year, as mine' is now running, and I'll risk whatever payment delays come along;' This man has already backed his opinion by increasing his sales force, adding his measure to the swelling payrolls and purchasing power. Conscription is a number one factor in the life of the individual concerned, but the further it advances, the less fear it 'causes in the business world. Husking Contest held there Oct. 30 Comparing the Cotton Picking Contest to the Corn Husking Contest, Mr. Brooks pointed out that there is a great deal more color surrounding a Cotton Picking Contest by reason of several factors, the first of which is that cotton is a crop peculiar to about a dozen southern states whereas corn is a crop produced in every state in the nation and known by all the people. Cotton is a crop that many millions of Americans have never seen planted, chopped, picked- ginned or" compressed."and '"'experience at Davenport with a few open bolls of cotton convinced the conn mittee that America's greatest crop is a real curiosity to millions 01 people. "Another thing which makes me believe that the Cotton Picking Contest will grow into an event •!}ai..' -'ill fimw even more peoole than the thousands who witness the corn huskine contests is that our contest is wide open to the World with nobody barred from competition, either white or black, men. women or children, whereas the National Corn Husking .Contest is ooen only to state champions from 1.1 states, together .with ; the state alternates." Mr. Brooks pointed out. Where the Corn Husking Contest Ls open to only 21 contestants the cotton picking contest- is open tc all. the thousand men; women and children who pick cotton in the South. He continued: "Another thTng which I believe will tend to make our contest more outstanding, as FOR SALE New 1041 ^'hevrolet ! / 2 Ton Pickup Driven onlv 80 miles. A-I, rC'Pdftjon. Will sacrifice Tor quick sale. Hardaway Appliance Co. 2fi« W. Main Phone 2?,3 Opera tprs ;>; of the Corn Husking are fortunate in one., re- thai us •with reference to dates on which, their contest may ; be ;held."; Unlike cotton, corn, can ^e husked ' in the "rain—as a : matter, of fact, contests nave actually been .conducted the rain— : but ,raia ; can 'ruin a-;dotbn. picking- it was- pointed -out, -'Another factor is that\ the 'corn- 'is' going to be ready : wjien husking -date' <iomes : whereas'; M.he. season;, exerts, a -more. controlling 'influence : on , cotton picking\cohtest dates. Natiurrillyj..^'^ more difficult, to set a.- definite date" by reason of Uiati fact, as the condition of the? crop .might change the cohlest date as much as^'aO days. 1 ; Mr. Bj-ooksl said. ' iHe continued": -'IP-'was impressed with the fact' that 'the. operators or^tjie corn husking" contesl 'made no"'^ef-fort to ha ve^ any thing -except the ^,, itself. There were no side shows7no carnival, no joints, no rides, no anything except an hour and twenty minutes of corn husking, a little outside entertainment to consume time, commercial exhibits and "places to eat and drink. It was corn husking pure and simple— one great big day of it .—and-. .that r Is one of the reasons why I believe the event is handled so smoothly. There was nothing tr take the officials' mind off che main event— selection of a National Corn Husking Champion. I "All of us who witnessed the) Corn Husking Contest came away frimly convinced that our 'baby' can and will grow up into a big strong man within a few years, and that we will be able to develop the biggest agency yet devised to 'sell' cotton to the nation, to popularize cotton and its many uses, and to play an important part in the big job of bringing about a greatly increased consumption of cotton and cotton products in this country- something that must be brought to pass if our cotton producing sec- * are to continue to enjoy prosperity. "The Corn Husking Contest Is n Brent event, its originators and promoters are doing n grent, | 0 b but i honestly believe thnt, within five years, we can build our Cot- ion Picking Contest into an event which will Hvnl it for attention. I soy this, with no idea of taking away from the corn husking folks one bit' of praise, but because cotton U essentially capable of producing more color and action and that Ls what folks wnnt, und because we do not 'exclude anybody Irom anywhere from participating in our contest. The more who think they are cotton picking champions, then the more we will arrange to take care of next year, be it one or a thousand, and be.»auKe. of the peculiar attraction which cotton lins lor the minions who know nothing O i it." The National Cotton Picking Contest, by reason of its color and apoeal. Im.s attracted far greater notice Hum lias the Corn Husk-, inu .Contest. Articles'- are still appearing in newspapers and muw- /we.'i and the. uew.sre.els are being .shown throughout the nation, 'it is estimated thnt sixty million people will set. piuiures of the contest and thai, millions more will read "bout it and see the pictures In the paper. "Plnnninsf for 1941. wn are considering the matter of throwing n round our contest, improvements and refinements of various kinds, it will be strictly a Cotton Picking Contest and we expect to develou it. on that line. We obtained much Mionufj^ion from witnessing the conVTiusfanr.contest that will'prove .worthwhile to us in our next effort Information'the corn hu.sker folks have gained over a period of years of experience and which was freely passed along to us by officials and directors of that event. "I do not wa:.t to apnear to be too enthusiastic about the Cotton Picking Contest, but-I do believe that, if properly handled, it will come 10 be the one .most outstanding sporting event held by the agricultural clement of the nntlon. We've got something and Us just as big; as the Corn Husking Contest. In, tim'c. I expect to see seventy nve to a hundred thousand people come to Blythovllle .each year to see the contest-^that's'a lot of people but not too fmany to expect. '"This'" Cotton Picking Contest developed from/ the expressed idea of one man. Np doubt other citizens " of Blythevllle, beside Roscc Crafton. have ideas und If they will just .give expression to them we may be able to develop other big propositions here and make Elythe- vilie the really outstanding agricultural, community in America in things other than producing .the most cotton. The cotton oickln? contest idea was Rosco Crafton's-^ what is. ,yours?" Miss Elizabeth McLean Will Appear In Play '-- • *" ; "" Miss Elizabeth McLean, of this ctiy and Memphis,''has been cast in : the Civic Theater production'of "Cradle Song" scheduled for presentation in Memphis early in December. Miss McLean, who is well known in the drama circles of this section. has previously appeared with tlv Memphis Little Theater. •She is to play the role of.Sister Marcellatin the Martinez drama Courier Neu-s u-iitu n MR. 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