The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 28, 1950
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THf NATION TODAY- SmalL Economic Control Bureau Has Big Organization Job By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. (AP) — It's like building an automobile, if yon start wllh the horn first, you'll attract attention and maybe make some people back up. But to make the whole thing run, you have to put All ihe purls together. It's (hat way with the government's program to stabilize the economy by keeping down price.? and wages. The Econom ic S lab ili ?.a lion Ad ministration has two main branches, one to sit on wages, one on prices. But it's the price control branch which Is si-ill too .small to do a real job. The ESA did blow a horn: it told the automakers and the auto work - ers to keep down their prices and WLges and it asked all bu.sine.s^men and workers to do the same, voluntarily. The horn and the voluntary system are about all the price control office can show yet. It can't order the whole country under price controls because it doesn't have enough people .R'orkhig tor it to carry out such orders. Not I.arc*: As OI'A It fakes months to assemble such * staff, Just as it took OPA months after Pearl Harbor. The present J price control office may have "OD or so people now. At it.s peak OPA had 60.000 paid employes around the country, plus 200,000 volunteer workers. OPA, even when its machine wa.s put together, had its troubles. It needed oil. Red-tape slowed up •<••> performance. Orders had to clear through a whole string of people. Sometimes it took months for OPA's lawyers and the men who made OPA policy to ,ngree on what should be done, or how. And the lawyers' fear o! court fights over OPA orders resulted in regulations which often were unreadable and non-understandable. This is just one more example of OPA'A troubles: H.s programs required the printing and distribution of great quantities of regulations, registration form s, information bulletins and, when rationing came, coupon boks. This put too much loud on the government's ability to print and distribute so much stuff, Even as late as the summer of 1M2, half a year after Pearl Harbor, OPA was awamped with work which It wasn't equipped to handle. But the problem of controlling price* and wages alone in such an economy a* this—a free enterprise | economy—meant endless see-saw- iriK throughout the war. And it j •probably will mean the same again. Steel Important A* an example, take steel; It's a baste product that goes not only Into tanlcs and guns, but, into autos, street CATS, trains .and farm equipment. When the price of steel rises, Ihp, farmer has to spend more for his equipment. To break evr:n. he has to charge higher prices, rf the price of food goes up, the cost of living is pushed up. The worker In the steel mill feels the pinch in his food bill and wants • higher wages. But if the steel worker gei.s higher wages, because higher steel prices have made living cost* higher, then what of • other workers. Living cosl.s have been higher for them, too, and If they want higher wages, and can get them, and If their employers find they'll lose money by paying those higher wages, they'll want to raise their prices. The great hope m the government program, of course, l s that somehow—at least when the government Is able to slap general controls on prices and wages—the whole economy will move evenly without bumps or hitches. That would be a. miracle. EIGHTH ARMY'S NKW COM- M.lMH'li — u. Gen. Matthew n Hidgu-ny (above) has been appointed new commanding general of u. S. Kighth Army in Korea, succeeding LI. c;cn. Walton H. Walker, wht> wn.s killed in a jeep accident Gen. Douglas MacArthnr's head- miailers announced. Gen. Rldg- way has been deputy chief of staff of the U. S. Army and formerly was commanding 'general of the 82nd Airborne Division. (AP Wire- photo), Bronx. Where today's closed sessions wore to be held wns a party secret. Loaders would give no Information, except to say reports would be issued at the end of each day's work. Girls Ahead Of Boys Even From Birthday CM3VELAND, Dec. 27. M')_Man begins to lose out to woman soon nfii>r he is born, a scientist, has said. A girl matures faster than a boy, ami age for age has an edflc over him In school, said Dr. Prank II. I'auly, director of educational research of the Tulsa (Okla> public schools. Tne Rirls net better grades usually. And there are usually morc boys in the dumbbell or slow section of the class. Boys get frustrated, anil so do their parents, he (old the American Association for Ihc Advancement of Science. One remedy Mould he In hold toys back for a while, for three to eight months, before letting them start the first, grade, Dr. puiily said. By being older than the girls, the boys then would be more equal in maturity, to their girl classmates. Dr. Panly also told of many studies showing that girl 1 ! get Ihe jump on boys In growth ami development. X-ray studies showed that on the average the bony structure in girls Is 10 per cent more complete at birth than lhat of boys. A large vessel was filled with I water, nncl a smaller vessel with a hole In the bottom, wns Hn on the snrtace. Whrn the smaller vessel sank, R time-boy lifted it ollL. emptied It, struck it loudly a.s a time signal, and set It on Ihe water again. Yuletide Present That's Not so Nice KANSAS CITY. Dec. 28. (AP) — When employes of a downtown art and stationary store returned after a two-clay Christmas shutdown, they found: Hundreds of candles melted. Table legs separated from table tops. • Tropical plants, valued at $100 willed. Leather wnxtehaskcta warped and leather tabletops curled. Glue and varnish so soft that lamps were fused to table tojs. During the two days, tempera- i "HAT'S LEFT AFTER TAXES AND INFLATION THURSDAY, DECEMBER W, iwp 1940 INCOME EQUIVALENT 1950 INCOME E«?>2&» NET W^^^mcoMi TAXES LOSS THROUGH - DOLLAt DiflfCIATION lot more In ItM ie Newschart above, I . , t , ^"- «... in i.7-iu. .me iicwscnan aoove ,hol, Cu, ' h r" ", e Nair °» nl Industrial Conference B«r^ br»rX. ^ , " m " y man with lwo =hildren. In e»ch of tore. brackets, hnrl to earn in 1950 to ke«p pace with hi, mo incom? Will Do Flying Standing Up Now * CULVEIi CITY, Calif., Dec. 28. '"''—A good old fashioned paddling ended an attempted airplane runaway by three youngsters. Tim two boys and n girl. Lloyd ni-ltton, 12. his sister. Louella, 13, and their cousin, Leonard Bryson. M, also will have a juvenile court hearing Saturday. All live in Los tnrc.i inside Ihe store—Ifiill Brothers— had climbed to 150 degrees. .Someone had Inadvertently switched off the master thermostat at clewing time, taking control off the steam heat. No complete estimate of damage was available. There was no consolation. Had the temperature gone up IS more degrees, the automatic sprinkler system would have kicked on, flooding the store. Angeles. Bryson's sister, Mrs. R. VV. Yanz. and mother of the other two, Mrs. Mildred Britton. administered the spanking at the police station here. The juvenile junket, began, police learned, on Christinas Eve when the trio left iheir homes with »I3 and a loaf of bread. They spent Ihe night, in a vacant house. They traveled afoot on Christmas day and reached Culver City »irport lhat night. Early yesterday morning »n airport guard. A. A. Buiilngame, heard a plane engine. He saw a ship taxiing and flashed a light trying to stop it. The pilot tried to gun the engine to take off but (he engine died. The youngsters were hustled to the police station. Their explanation was simple: Bryson had learned a lot about airplanes from his father, a civilian pilot, and the trio had decided to fly to Eureka. Calif., to visit him. Eureka is about 800 miles north of here. 3 Missco Men Join Air Force Two BIythevllle youths and one from Leachvllle have enlisted for four-year periods in the U.S. Air Force, S/Sgl. Arthur G. Balm ol the Army and Air Force Recruiting station in City Hall here announced today. They are James H. ParrLsh, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Parrish. 520 East Cherry; Virgil Lee Davis, 18, son of Mr. anri Mrs. fxlgar U Davis, 523 West Ash; and Gerald O. Madison, 20. son o! Mrs, Nellie Madison of I^achvllle. AH three have been assigned to Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio. Texas, for basic training. Big Meetings Of U. S. Reds NEW YORK, tfec. 28. <AP> American Communists tiicw R miniature "Iron Curtain" around Iheir convention sessions today after opening rallies at which U. S. policies were blasted as war-making. Approximately 2,600 delegates—a!, three widely separated rallies night—cheered and applauded n,s speakers denounced American re- Brniarnent plans and the presence of U. S. troops in Asia, The biggest gathering—about 1,500 persons—was In upper Manhattan, About 600 attended a Brooklyn rally and another 500 met tn the St.Joseph ASPIRIN 406 W. Main Phone 591 Special after-Christmas selling of FINE MATTRESSES Now you con own the famous V1g-O- Resl mattress al a substantial reduction from 'the everyday low price at which we hove told thousands I REG. 47.95 VIG-O-REST MATTRESS OR BOX SPRING 39 88 15% Down. On Terms • 752 sxlra-heavy ir»*| coH tprlngi • Pre-buill border for non-tag »dg«« • Glamoroui rayon damaik tkk Long famous for comfort ond beatify ::: now specially reduced in pricel Premier steel coil springs, heavily insulated and padded; attractive floral pallern licking; 4 handles, 8 ventilators. Pre-huilt border gives support to (he very tdgel REG. 29.95 INNERSPRING MATTRESS REDUCED! 25 88 lS7f Down. On Terms • 180 extra-heavy ileol coil »|>ring» • Long-wearing woven strip, rick Words budgel-priccci mollrcss now reduced! are insulolcd, then padded wilh layers o< soft, felled cotton. Carefully tailored jag-resijling oulcr-roii edge. Durable woven strip. licVing. Oilmen Say They Can Demand if They Get Steel B.r BAM DAW8ON NEW YORK, Dec. 78. M>)—The otl Industry heads Into a new and troubled year with civilian demand (or lt« products already at an' all- Um« peak. OH Is an essential o( modern war. But most oilmen Insist, that In spite of the headaches they expect In 1951 the Industry should be able to satisfy both military and civilian demand next, year—If given half a break. Military demand Is bound to rise In months ahead aj the Arrny adds new tanks and tn cks, the Air Force adds new planes and the Navy adds more ships and satis more miles. But the nation's oil productive capacity Is rising, loo. The industry has been pouring $2 billion a year into expansion and modernization. More wells than ever are being drilled. Oilmen are fighting to see that enough steel Is allocated them. Could Increase Production Oilmen disagree as to how much reserves the nation could ta,p In a long-term emergency. Some estimate domestic production—which averaged around 5.405.000 more barrels a day this year—could be stepped up by 1,315,000 more barrels a day, It the military give the word. Others have said pen-haps only 680.000 barrels H day could be added efficient!}', over a protracted term. By "eflicieiUly" oilmen mean the maximum amount that can be pumped from the nation's wells without loss of potential oil—If more than the efficient amount is pumped daliy, some of the underground oil seeps away and is lost forever. But whatever the amount of oil that could be pumped efficiently over a long period, the nation la now In a position to assure Itself of synthetic oil from its vast cc*l reserves. Although the process Is still to expensive for commercial use—In the opinion of some ot!m«n—th« government It now producing gasoline from coal In impressive quantities at Its experimental plant In Louisiana, Mo. In an emergency, when eipenn is no object, the United 3UU* could count on a synthetic ja«olin»> Industry, Just as It can on a »yn- thetlc rubber industry. Christmas Rush, Army-Navy Styl* ST. U>UIS. Dec. M. tjfi— Th« Christmas rush didn't hit the military recruiting offices here until Tuesday. About three times the nor. mal number applied for enlistment. The Army and Air Force had 300 applicants, the Navy M, and th« Marines 55. Only explanation offered: the boys just wanted to spend Christmas at home. Shop and Save at Thrifty B & W's 44 Ladies Winter Coats . , . Gabardines, Coverts and Men's wear fabrici. Sizes 10 to 44 ... Values to $19.95. Clearance price 97 Ladies' Wash Dresses . . . Short sleeve dresses in assorted patterns and colors. Sizes 10 to 52 ... Clearance price 53 Ladies' Royon Dresses , . . Sizes 9 to 18 only. These are values to $5.00. Hurry in, because they're sure to 90 fait, a IT this low price. ..., 74 pain Ladies' Hosiery . . . First quality and irregulars in 51 gauge, 15 dtnier nylons. Sizes 8!/J to lO'/j. A bargain. SB Ladies' Union Suits . , . Long sleeve, ankle-length or short sleeve knee-length styles. White Ribbed Cotton. Sizes 36 to 46 127 Pairs Ladies' Shoes . . . Sport and dressy styles . . . Flat, wedge and medium heels. Broken lots, but values to $4.99. . . Clearance price 37 pair Boys' Flannel Pajamas , . . 2-piece, washable and sanforized cotton flannel in sizes 4 to 14. Stripes or floral prints 16 Men's Slipover Sweaters .,'.'. 100% Virgin Wool Sweaters in solid colors. Long sleeves. They're soiled or faded. Well worth 18 pairs Men's Trousers . . . 100% wool covert trousers in brown or blue-gray. Sires 28 to 40. Reg. $7.95 value. They're going for . , 178 yds. Woolens . . . Plaids or solid colon. . . 54 inches wide makes the yardage go a long way. Reg. $2.98 yd. Come and get it. . . ... ., $10.00 $1.67 $100 .. •'•'• f '" • ''?'"'';~.^ 1 -:" r '*V' IT $1.27 $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 $3.98 $1.98 Black & White Store 305 W. Main Phone 3149

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