The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1950 · Page 20
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 20

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1950
Page 20
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PAGE EIGHTEEN Whitecollar Man May Well Shiver When Wage-Price Freeze Sets In BLYTHKV1LLE, (AUK.) COUK1KK NEW! Br SAM DAWSOX NEW YORK, Dec. 19. (AP) — The , whitecollar man may well shiver aa the wage-price freeze sets in. It may offer him some comfort • if it curbs the rise In the cost of living, but It also will make it tougher to get ft rntse, or a promotion. And the salaried worker will find it harder to crawl back into •ome sorb of balance with other members ol the working world, who have left him behind In recent montli-s, and aren't quite so badly hurt by the soaring cost of living. Judging by how controls worked in the last war, there will be way.s of getllns raises. However, those frrvolvcd—both the employe and the bosfi—have to know how to jo about It. Here are three headaches some whitecollar groups now have and will have Increasingly as controls spread from industry to Industry. Tliejr deal with getting pay boosts, or promotions, in special cases the government classified last time a*: 1. "Gross inequities"; 2, "sub-standards of living," nnd 3. "maladjustment.* 'or inequalities." Th« inequit-Jcs refer to the imbalance that has developed within companies and within industries during the recent rush to rnise vages and pric&s. In the auto industry—first hit by wag«-pric« controls — companies generally raised whttecollar sala- riw after granting production workers wage boosts. But not al! companies In other industries did by any means, and not all companies within certain industries have made wage boosts as granted by others. Clawc Proves Difficult The substandard.*? of living clause proved difficult last time because of dispute* over what was substandard. Since then, the bureau of labor statistics, has been perfecting 1U budget estimates for families of various sixes, based on living costs In 18 cites. Whtccollar men may find this a help this time hi pleading for higher standards. Maladjustments wthin companies will take place as they convert to war production, and as the normal processes of salary increases and promotions are fouled. Last timi the bos* had to get permission of Tariou* government agencies to grant a raise or promote a man to a higher-paid job. He had to Justify such acts or his employe's pay, was frozen. Some had better luck at this than others. Some Get "Llrm'i Share" Whitecollar Employes in companies with a regular plan or pattern for pay or job advances, set before stabilization was ordered, got the lion's share of official approval for wage boosts and promotions .according to Austin M. Fisher, who was an advisor to the War Labor Board In the last war. He Is now with the New York industrial relations firm of Fisher and Rudge. ,Inc. Employes in companies with sal- »ry T structure classifications that worked last time may not be in as safe a position this time as they think. Fisher adds. The recent period of vast expansion and conversion has made many sucli a plan obsolete. • Some of the tilings that have outmoded IMfi salary structures: changing office methods where greater use of machines has radically altered work-flow and required skills; expansion—meaning more employes, more lines and more departments; mergers, sale or abandonment of departments or divisions; out-dated job descriptions for work no longer' in the company set-up; and the changing industrial nature of whole communities. For Example As an example of what happens when cities change their complexion, what waa a foundry town in 1946 might now be the center o! light-assembly work, such as packaging drugs. The new industrial pattern would increase the demand for the kind of employes who would have competed for office jobs in » foundry town. With less competition in the packaging town, whitecollar pay would tend to rise. And, finally, many companies which have adequate wage-structure patterns to show an enquiring government when wage boosts are discussed, have no such formal plan 'GENERAL WU IS A STOOGE . . ."-A group of Chinese- Americans picket the entrance of the United Nations General Assembly hall at Flushing, N. Y., demantiins thai the UN reject the admission of Communist China to the world body. Representing M Chinese-American organizations, liie pickets cany siuns declaring "The UN has no room for assessors," and "Ocr. Wu Hsm-chuan (Peking's delegate to (he UN) is a sloowe of Moscow." Veteran Rescue Squad Member Delivers Child While on Mission FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Dec. ID. Wl—S/Sgl. Bill L. Combs has flown more missions with Plight D of the Ladd Air Force Base's tenth rescue squadron than he can count. Hut he logged up his first experience as an aerial midwife's assistant yesterday. Principals in me sXy-Dome drama were Mrs. Sally Esau, u Ncnana native woman, Mrs. Gladys Coghill, to help out the salaried worker in a pay freeze, it could be mighty tough for a lot of people II their present pay check is frozen—and the cost of living, now al a record high, climbs even higher. a; Major Gordon J. Bradburn, Evanston. ill., t ne pilot; 1st Lt. Marvin Sclilicp of Ronan, Mont., co-pilot; and Combs. Bradburn was about to set the C-47 down on Ladd Base runway on the return flight with the expectant Mrs. Esau 'When Combs burst into the cockpit. "Stay In me air." he yelled. "A baby's being born back here." Then, while liiadburn circled over Fairbanks. Combs and Nurse Coghill combined efforts to deliver a boy baby. Commented Combs. 2-1, of Kiugs- '.ey, Ka.s.. later: "Now I can cope with any situation." Merry Christnm! Happy Kciv VcArl 'lirno of holiday enjoyment :il iis bc'stl Time to give nnd serve rich, Kcntucky-nincia Hill and llill- "wliiskey at ils best" fgESDAY, DECEMBER, », HUBBARD & HOKE PRESENTS A GREAT BARGAINS AND PRICES THAT CANT BE BEAT! New 15 Cu. Ft. Philco Upright FREEZER $499 And With This We Give Yon PKRK A ('"unions Portable GE Dishwasher Regularly Sold at 169.95 Deluxe 1949 Model MONARCH RANGE '399 And with This \Ve Give You KHEB A New ABC WASHER Regularly Sold at 154.95 194910cu ft Deluxe PHILCO REFRIGERATOR $49995 And With This \Ve Clivc You KREK A New 10 Cu. Ft. FREEZER 51 Cubic Ft. PHILCO FREEZER $29995 And With This We Give •yYou FREE A Demonstrator Eleclric Flat Plate Ironer TELEVISION BARGAINS! New 12 Inch GE CONSOLETTE (Floor Model) was 309.95 244" New 12" GE Table Model. (Floor Sample) was 239.95 QC New 10 GE" Table Model. Floor Sample was 239.95 New 12" Neck Table Moiel was 239.95 W • $119.95 New Washer (we can't name if) 79,95 Monarch Oil Healer (floor samp'e) 109 95 1949 Model GE Vacuum Cleaner 39.95 Monarch Oil Heater (floor sample) 79 95 W9 Bend.x Economat Washer, now 143,95 Monarch Oil Heater (floor sample) 8995 Warm Morning Heater (floor sample)'99.00 Quick Heat Oil Heater (floor sample) 69 95 • 65% GRAIII HfUTRAl SPIRITS McKKSSO.X A ROIUilNS, Inc. - exclusive Distributors - l.itllc Koch Phone 3450 Blytheville Here is THE opportunity of (he year! For Chrislmas c\(ls or for you I- home, you may choose from our KNT1KB STOCK OF FUKNI- TURI-, now reduced 20';, m ,ti| Christmas. And that means every kind of furniture you might like . . . ! amps , (: ,blcs. dinette sets, living room suites, room suites, chairs, every single furniture item! SALE "\cs, since we misjudged by buying Ion heavily, you have a chance lo save like you've never seen before! So hurry . . . hurry down lo Dane Fergus Co. in Osceola and save. For your convenience we'll be open evenings until 9 o'clock from now until Christmas. IN OSCEOLA, ARKANSAS DANE FERGUS CO.

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