The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1950 · Page 7
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BLTTHBYrLLB. '(ARK.) COURIER NJEWS SEViW T!M Nation Today: Banker*' Hourt— ,, Service in Banks /s Good as Ever Say Bankers to Customers' Wa//s »j MAX HALL . (Far Jaanee Murtoir) | WASHINGTON, Nov. M. (*>) _| Vou dash Into the bank and make 1 out your deposit slip and try to decide which line to stand In. You choose (he line with the fewijt,. briefcases. "^i« other lines come to life and shuffle steadily forward. But your line hasn't moved. Some fellow up I here is depositing 33 checks and getting S50 in nickels and pennies. When you finally gel finished, there Isn't much time left for lunch. So maybe you begin thinking, why doesn't this bank hire more tellers? Why isn't It "pen longer hours? Why can't I get more service? I*et's see what the bankers say. • First, they deny -that banks have reduced Eheir services to the public They fcay (Hat banks are offering i all kinds of new services, like special checking accounts, night rle: - jjo.sits, mall deposits, "drive-In 1 service, and so on. ' IJnvs Sometimes Lone ] They admit that lines .are sometimes long/ and that some banks • are occasionally jammed with customers. But they 'make comment ' like this: • . . "Can't avoid rush hours; A peal ; is a peak." "The delays are largely catised by tue cashing of. payroll checks. Mor companies^pay by check than for . merly." "Show me anythEng you don' f have to stand In llne'fpri" One curtailment of service by th banks for most of them) has bee . the elimination of Saturday hour. But the bankers say, that th trend ha* been to lengthen week ',' day hours In place of Saturday and., than many banks now sla one night a week. t all banks have gone to a five ,; day week, and some don't want ti : : For example, many banks In fan regions prefer to stay open Satur days. But in many states the bank ers' associations have worked fo new laws permitting banks ta clos on Saturdays. Why have they don . this? : The American Bankers Assocla • lion says It's because banks find It impossible to get the kind of em ployes they want, unless they giv them a five-day week Ihe same most industries. Why not hire enough people f. , rotating shifts? One leading bank !. er replies that this is impractic because of "operating difficulties Incidentally, banks have not bee curtailing their total employment. The Blireau of Labor Statistics says that the number of employes of banks and trust companies ha* risen from 384,000 to «J.OOO In the last three years. Crawford Criticiioi Rank* There Is a man hi Congress, nop. frtd Crawford "(R-Mlch), who Is h i rmel f a t>a nk d irect or but who 21 Red Divisions Now in N. Korea First Corps Claims Four Chin**« Armiot An in Hugo Assault TOKYO, (tor. M. '(AP)—Twenty one Communist divisions already hav« be«n. Identified In the smashing R«d counteroHensiYt In North Korea. Purrt Corp* f headquarter* says "four Chines* armies" are engaged In the mastlve assault, 'in the Chines* command an army Is only headquarters to which divisions are attached. The unit that counU tn strength Is the division, A Chinese Communist division faries frcm *,000 to W,OOQ men. U.S. Eighth Army IntelllRenc his Identified 14 Chinese Commu nUt division* and elements of sev en Nor(h Korean divisions in fron ot the Eighth Army. Nobody kno*s how many more divisions there may be that have not yet been Identified. On the basis of Identified divisions a realistic figure for the eae-1 my forces on the front probably Is between 160,000 and 170,000 men. And if all 21 divisions were at full strength, the total would be around 210.000. Board has been advised by Hie DC-. Mrtment of Interior'! Division of! •ower that there is practically no die hydro-electric power available. By coupling non-peak-load power rom Bonnevllle and Shasla dairti. t. may be possible to Install two or .hree pot lines Iff" that area. For much-needed aluminum production. it will be necessary la UM dle»l engine powered generator*, or steam power from coal or natural ga». ' 'Hils will be hitch-cost oower—too high for economical aluminum production.' But the emergency makes necessity it* use. heap power will determine where the new plants are located. Too high power costs In New England, for instance, rule out its consideration in choosing plant dies, though (Ills area has oilier advantages. Every effort Is to be made to have private Industry develop the new power sources. But where private Industry can't or doesn't do the Job, the government will propose to step in. The samt principle wCl •pptj to Increasing production of. patoottujt product! and <*h«r etrktefie I als. Pilot plant, tor the; pratacttaai of petroleum from eoel and ahele are already in operation. Commercial use of these proceues mm? hi necessary before toe long. •*4v* f*H^* f OUT OF HISTORY —When William J, Pyland, of Meade, Kan., was born in Tennessee in '1850, Franklin Pierce had just been inaugurated as president, and the Mexican War, in which a rookie West Point lieutenant named Ulysses S. Giant distinguished himself, had been over only two years.-' His parents moved to Dflde County, Mo., when lie was a year old. "Uncle Billy" and his wife are pictured behind his IGO-ramlle birthday coke. Molten Lava Threatens Towns In Sicily as Etna Acts Up Trueba Leading In Uruguay's Presidential Race "t CATANIA, Sicily, Nov. 3*. (AP)— A molten finger of lava, .spewed up by Mt. Etna's worst eruption In 40 years, snaked its way toward the hamlet of Milo today while scores of trucks .stood ready to evacuate the 600 villagers. The smoldering stream was re- frequently criticizes banks for Ihelr early-aftCTnboirclosfnj'tlme.*'^'*'-'' T ilt" p ' Crawf °rd -<nys he has conj. :. . iSiually defended the private enter- ,j prise system with a 16-year voting A... record— "but I Insist that private 1 enterprise always keep the model of ' service to the customer." ;» ;"My position," he says, "Is that '-< banks- as. .commercial Institutions •< r ar« obligated to keep their doors •: open during business hours instead •j. of following ths theory that they 'V can .open" any time and clos* ! any ~ time they please, thin causing MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay. Nov. 2*. (AP)— Andres Martinez Trueba led his closest opponent by 7,003 votes today In Uruguay's close presidential election race, supporters of the Colorado Party candidate claimed victory although the finnl official count is not expected for at least a week. , . Martinez Trueba Is one of three Colorado Parly candidates. .Under election laws here the votes for all candidates of a party are pooled in favor of the top nominee of the faction, giving the Cotorados . almost- certain triumph* over -'their •""'""' '""Krifiia—the" Nationalists. "" I pie to. jam .Into lobbies »nd wait for I »ervlct, like grocery stores." t- 'To such proposals,, the usual I ply Is: * "Where are you going lo get the , personnel to do that?"\ A rather high government official : whose Job Is closely related to the nation's banking system, outlines the whole situation this way: "Banks have increased their serv. Ices measurably. But the demand for services has Increased even more, tor more people are dealing with banks than ever before. As a result, there are Instances wherelhe'busl- ness has outgrown its quarters. On the other hand, many new bank buildings have been built and are being built. Jt Is completely erroneous to say Ha* banks have curtailed Iheir ho; "is to cut costs. I don't know ot • a single instance of curtailing hours except lo keep their employes." * Among tile added costs are some. what higher salaries for bank em- ployes. As to this, the Bureau of Labor Sialistlcs reports that til the period from January 1947 to August 1MO. the average weekly earning; or non-supervisory employes nf banks and trust companies rose Full of Tulips NEW YORK— f;Pj— Spring plant- Ing for ; 13,000 families got under way In a single project recently when gardnera started setting out 10,000 tulip bulbs in Parkchesler. the big apartment, community of th« Metropolitan Life Insurance Co . •." .''.... ' • •> Edgar A. Field In charge of Paik- chester's gardens announced thnt WARNING ORDER Henry Williams is warned to ap. pear in the Chancery Court for the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, wilhln ' thirty (30) days from the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed against him In said court by J. W. McHaney and Corene McHaney, hU wife. Dated this Jrd day of November, 19M. HARVEY MORRIS. Clerk By Ruth Magee, Deputy Marcus Evnrd, attorney tor plaintiffs. 11-7-14-21-241 EDSON Continued country with i from Page 4 definite program. he has ordered 50,000 pansy for planting next spring. The gardeners., spent a week digging up masses of chrysanthemums, which ported moving at ijo feet an hour toward the little village on the volcano's northeast slope, shriveling trees and vegetation In Us path. The creeping lava-head measured S.OOO feet across and n feet high as it roared from 37 fiery holes in Ettiiis side. Half way down the mountain it split Into smaller streams of molten rock. Part headed toward Milo and neighboring For'nazzo. Another flow moving at only 29 feet an hour, coursed down the Valley of the Ox. Tile decision whether to evac-. liate: towns in the lava's path will be made,by authorities from Rom/E and the volcanic institute of Cn tania, who are keeping an on- the-spot vigil. Sicilian peasant women continued to visit a little crossroads church barely a mile from the advancing lava stream to pray that their homes might be spared. New explosions in the torn crater of the volcano last night—so violent they could be heard iii this city 20 miles away—sent the lava flowing out with new force. Clouds of smoke and steam from »3S.8« to $4637. In the same period, the average weekly earnings of factory prortur tion workers rose Irom $47.78 to $60.32. through which flashes of fire could be seen continued to billow out of Etna. The 10,741-foot-htEh' peak came to life again Saturday night in the latest of more than 80 eruptions on record. had finished blooming, .to make way for the tulip bulbs from Holland. Tile Idea is to keep hammering at It. even though it may be defeated. This is President Truman's own announced strategy in presenting his full Pair Deal program to the next Congress. In the natural resource and defense planning field, one of the silliest sounding proposals is the sea water distillation Idea. It is considered Justified by several conditions which are apparent. New YorX has a fresh water shortage problem. The ground water level In California has been dropping steadily through uncontrolled drilling and pumping for irrigation. All through the west r-.ri deserts that would bloom if supplied with fresh water. U.S. Navy, during the last war, perfected processes for distillation of Ma water. Only small Installations .were In use, to supply drlnk- inyr water "on Pacific Islands. But the Navy processes are considered adaptable to larger scale operations. The plan under consideration to carry out the provisions ot an authorizing bill Introduced by Wyoming Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney, would call for th* Installation of two pilot plants.. One would be In California. The other In New Jersey. Cost has been estimated at $50 million. Electric Power \\ Beeomlnf Scarce. On electric power, it is claimed that the U.S. Is now scraping the bottom of the barrel. It Is made clear that there Is no actual shortage now. Moreover, the private power Industry has a big five-year expansion program. The only trouble is that extra power will be needed next year, not In 1955. In trying to find locations for additional aluminum reduction plants, National Security Resources PICKED BY RHEE—Dr. John M. Chang, above, Korean ambassador to the United Stales, Vtll be named by President Syngman Rhee as premier of th« Korean Republic, according lo reliable sources in Seoul. 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