The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1950 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 21, 1950
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THURSDAY, DEGHSTBBR 21, 5090 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS A Christmas Carol PAGE SIX by Charles Dickens <xrt of M »c tlw wirxio-. "Wk •T few Mlewr K* *out»<i to a boy l« tW irrett. tk« boy. "Why, it'i Chriihnoi Day!" "TwJoy?" Scroop ordered the t>ig?eit ruriey in ktirory Kr>r round to Bob Crarchit's Hout*. Meeting rh« two philanttiropi its, whom he Iwd only yKrerdoy pwhed out of tiis office, Scrooge gove rhem a donation to charity thol made their heodi swim. GM Fight Against Price Rollback Probably Just a Curtain-Raiser B.* SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, Dec. 21. l/fi— General Motors' fight ngainst a price rollback for cars is probably just & curtain-raiser. Other squabbles aeem sure to -.succeed each other endlessly as the government tries out voluntary controls first, and then peacemeal mandatory controls of prices and wage. 1 ;, industry by industry. All oil refiners may be next, the government warns today as it bears down on west coast, producers. But General Motors' stand—If it couldn't sell iU cars at prices it calls reasonable. It wouldn't sell them at all—makes a thriller out of the curtain-raiser. This is especially 50 since GM is standing alone hi this, although the rest of the • nto Industry has no love for the price rollback either. The giant motor company apparently it so confident of Its sales position in the highly competitive •tito market, that it doesn't minrt jetting out for * time while the Economic HtabillTiatlon Agency reviews the company's argument that rlslrn malffc'lal »nd labor costs Justify the prlc« hike it made on 1951 mods Is. GM Confident Also GM apparently Is so confident of the continuing demand for eaj-n th»t It believe* it can sell, later on. la rnnny units as It can llnd th« r* w mBt*rl«l« to make. Be uttered report* from uronnd the country that used cur prices have risen thi« week would seem io bear thin out. And GM doubtless ex- pectn that should It hold It* prices down, Hi* frar market would re- turn, <vllh the new cars it sells at list price quickly moving into a prrnuum "new-used" market. President Truman says auto prices will go hack to where ESA says they shall go. Congress has given the President power to decree this. But there Is another question which GM's stand brings up: The government has the right to direct production for defense, but apparently General Motors at least thinks the government hasn't the power to force any company to operate in the civilian market against its will—hence CJM's counter-tree*? on car sales. Some even see an analogy here to the government's getting a court order against a labor union as fiuch. without being able to force an individual union member to work against his will. The unto company also Is apparently confident of (he. support of Its workers in Its stand that higher prices are Justified—although in the past auto labor leaders have insisted that pay boosU could be met out of company earnings without, raising prices. Waee Freeze Fearer! Union support for General Motors' stand, however, it tied to the five-year contract by which wanes £0 up automatically by four cents an hour each year and also rise with the rost of living. Labor fears that a wago-price freeze would nullify thrse escalator deals. Many other labor unions are pro- lestirg tiie threat of government wage controls, now being drafted. The auto Industry claims that it can't roll hack prices on the 1051 models—not only because of higher manufacturing costs— but also because of improvements over the 1950 models. And this brings up another possibility: A roll back In quality ] as the defense effort gathers speed. I Even without price controls, com[ Ing shortages In materials will lead In substitutes and dropping of some of the fancy trimmings. A rollback In prices doubtle.w will speed lip auto makers' thinking along this line. It's possible, therefore. th»t your new car may not cost you any more, In dollars, than your old one. But you won't be get.ttn; quite K* much car—the essentials will be there, but not the frills. That would be an example of the "hidden Inflation" that frequently creeps Into Rn economy when price Inflation goes underground. McCledan Blasts Yugoslav Aid Bill WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. UP, _ Senator McClcllan (D-Ark) has registered his disapproval of a bill passed by Ihe Senate Tuesday In authorize $33,000.000 In additional economic aid (or Communist Yugoslavia. McClellan called the bill the •'height of stupidity." 11 was passed by a voice vote and sent to the White House. Merchant Dies At Pine Bluff PINE BLUFF, Ark., Dec. 21. </p,~ Henry Marx. 77. pioneer Pine niutf merchant, died at a hospital here early yesterday after an lUness <.f several weeks. . Marx, founder of Pine Bluff's oldest men' store, the Henry Marx Co.. vas born In Sichlcbach. Germany, and came to this country at the age of 16, He came to Pine Bluff in 1882. He married Miss Flora Brown, of Te.xarkana, who died in 1035. Marx Ls survived by a son. Sidney, and a dauphter, Mrs. Henry Klineburg, both of Plue Bluff. Fa. ncral services will be held here tomorrow morning. Army to Investigate Charges that Negro Soldiers Mistreated WASHINGTON. Dec. 21. W)_The Army said yesterday an investigation will be made of charges that Negr. soldiers are being mistreated at Camp Rucker. Ala. The inquiry was requested by Senator (R-Minn) in a letter to Secretary of the Army Pace, in which he quoted a letter from Stanley Stone, Minneapolis Negro saying: "We are being trained by some Negro-hating white officers who are southern bred. They are absolutely no good. We are cursed at and be- rated and the southern Negroes ar« afraid to move." The Army spoKesman said It had not yet been decided when or how the investigation will be made. The gift of good cheer in special Holiday Pak State Policeman Wini Fellowship At Northwestern LITTLE ROCK. Dec. M. t&>— An Arkaniaz State policeman Is one of eight law enforcement officers hi the United states to win i fellowship Jn traffic police administration at Northwestern University. He IR Trooper Melvin 5. DeLong itationed «t Dumaa. Th» award was announced yesterday by George H. Benjamin, state chairman of the Inter-Industry Highway Safety Committee. It will be presented to DeLong at a ceremony here tomorrow in which Governor McMath, Police Director Herman Llndsej and his assistant, Carl Miller, will participate. Miller said details hadn't been worked out, but that DeLong prob- ftbly would be given a leave of absence to attend the school. The fellowship Is sponsored by (he Automotive Safety Foundation. The eight winners were selected on competitive tests. DeLong Is 33 and entered the Arkansas Stale Police Department In 1947 after serving four years In the Marines. He Is married anrt has one child. He attended Cros«ett High School. NU-WA Laundry & Dry Cleaning Call 4474 TOYS! REDUCED 25% TO 50% Our Entire Christmas Stock Malta Leader Dies MALTA, Dec. 21. I,F, _ Enrico i Mazzi. 65. prime minister nf this ! British crown colony, died yesterday. ' ; Mam. leader of Malta's pro-Italian Nationalist Party, took over (he post last September when Dr. Pan] Boffa and his labor cabinet re- I signed. j Southern Auto Store 113 W. 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