The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 14, 1950 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, JUKE 14, 1980 (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS P'A'GE THREE Purchase Agents Base Buys on 'Good Times' By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, June 14. OT—Men whose Jobs are staked on guessing ripht are trying to do Just, that today In Cleveland. Most ot them are betting on good times ahead, But there Is some finger-crossing..too. They are members of the t&uional soclation of Purchasing Agents, hat they are guessing Is how much of various finished goods you will buy. In the months ahead, and «t what price you'll slop buying. From thai they will work back In how much raw materials they must buy if their companies arc lo keep In 'maximum health, assuring as many jobs and as many hours ol steady work as possible. Musi Decide Prices And they must decide at what price to buy materials. Otherwise their factories may be shipping goods lo merchants at prices so hi?h that the goods will just stay on the shelves. If these purchasing agents guess wrong about such things, their companies will suffer, other employees will be laid off. ant! the agents themselves will be looking for jobs. That's why when they Biiess it's for keeps, not [or fun. Here's how they're laying their bets: Siiol Clieck The business survey committee rcnorts lo the purchasing agents' 35th annual convention that a spnt check shows that s:i per cent of the agents foresee continuing good business to (.he end of the year, but f'th a mid-year levelling off. And per cent more look for business | d continue good t'irnugh the third jn, no other reason than we seem to 1 be heading Into a new period of Inflation." The association warns iu 7,500 member stores' in the nation to avoid inflationary price Increases because of public reaction, and to guard against the effect of Inflation on store inventories. Warnings against Inflation are also sounded at [ho purchasing agents convention. Dr. Edwin G Nourse. formerly chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers lo the President. Iclls the buyers thnl the nation may already be in lhe first stages of a price inflation. "An accelerated price rise leading lo a runaway boom could be followed by a genuine depression and briitnl deflation," he says. Dr. Nourse particularly fears as Inflationary policies the government's deficit spending and the unprecedented expansion of credil which supports the boom in durabli goods and housing. But the majority of his hearer: apparently believe that in spite o the rise in some commodity price, there will be no Inflationary runaway. They are pues.sing that business will level off (his summer and slay good tor most of the rest of the year. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN WEST MEMPHIS. Ark., Jim« 14. A'l— A »100 tint for rtislurbtiiB the c« was levied against • sailor who chased a Nfemphls man onto a highway near here, where he was 'alally Injured by n passing car. James . F, Baldouf, 'M, • pleaded guilty In city court Monday. He station at the Memphis Naval Air Base. He was arrested after Harvey Wilmore, 20, ducked away from him during a fight oil front of a roadhoiise Sunday and was struck by a car driven by J. M. Helriel. 52, of Marlanna, Ark. Wilmore died at a Mejnphls hospital shortly after Ihe accident. His friend, 19-year-old Bobbie O'Neal Harper of Memphis, was BC- quittcd at the hearing. Harper said lie was with . Wilmore, but'didn't kjiO',v .what the argument was a- bont. 'Parranda' Aids Minority Kids To Find Place in 'Melting Pot' Koreans Present Plaque To Leader, Gen. Roberts SEOUL. Korea. June 14. lift— Kore;in army officers and men yesler- Contested Liquor Vote Is Dismissed by Judge TOCAHONTAS. Ark., June . 14 (API—A contest of the May 11 local option election in which Randolph County voted against sale of alcoholic beverages has been dls- nissed by County Judge Oscar Prince. He issued the order Monday without hearins evidence. Wet r.t- | lorneys announced an appeal will 1 by children be taken. ' The fitial count of the vote sjiow- 1,656 against legal sale.s anri 1.409 for. prcselUert man who Gas Service Okayed quarter, but extiect it In drop oft during lhe last three months of .the year. The others took short-ranee views only: 17 per cent guessing only to . the end of .July and s".ven per cent only through June. The committee says most of these, were in the soft gnnds industries. I As for prices, many expect the cencral commodily level to go up hajna June 23 s-Miie more, but few think real in- and retirement, flation Is a serious threat just now. Inventories Found Down R. C. Swanton. committee chairman, who is director of purchases tor (lie Winchester Repeating Arms Co.. says: "Many of us were caught with our inventories down when the production upswing started in M"rrh. Increased production requirements forced many buyers to arid to their inventories. But there Is no stockpiling in anticipation of future scarcities or price increases." The association's president. T. A. Corcoran, purchasing acent ot the Louisville Courier Journal and the Louisville Times, says: "In spite of the fact thai business Is booming j now and we seem lo be entering j another inflationary spiral, I think ! It will he. of short duration." | A merchanls croup Is taking a , highly qualified look at inflation ioday. too. 4w^ New Business Rcrnrrls "This year Is likely lo set new business records," says a special bulletin Issued in New York by the National Retail Dry Goods Association. "This seems likely, it for i „ s ,, vcr ])( , to marie them "lhe best rioggoned shooting army outside the U.S.' Brig Gen. William u Roberts replied ivith a typically crusty comment: "I thought we had this damn stuff beaten down." Roberts, chief of the O. S. military advisory group to Korea eaves Thursday by plane for Tokyo. He will board ship at Yoko- for San Francisco From the Horse's Mouth HATFIEL,D. Mass., June 14. Wl— Ray Villeneuve, 17. outfielder for Si. Michael's High School, was bil- ten by a horse here while chasing a foul fly into an adjoining pasture. He didn't make the catch, but remained in the game, after receiv- ine first aid. NEW YORK M')—Is the theory I of the American melting pot wrong? Dr. Rachel D.-ivis-Dubois, a South Jersey Quaker who has pioneered developing techniques for intercultural relations, believes it errod in one respect. 'The melting pot theory, as it was Interpreted years ago," she said, meant that people coming here would cut themselves off from their cultural pasts. "There was a pressure to think alike, do alike, and be alike. Tliul would make our American culture thin indeed." Children Wore Ashamed And what troubled Mrs. Dubois most was lhat children of minority groups grew up secretly or openly ashamed of Hie ways ami customs or their pnrents. This created tension at home and at school. The answer? Mrs. Dubois felt i( may lay in creating a feeling o! pride in the child for his own cultural background, and a feeling of] respect for the differing cultures ot others. She got an opportunity to test her beliefs in action several vears iJi«o at P.S. IfiS. a public sr-hool in upper west Manhattan attended or 48 different na- tionalitirs. u was a tension are:i.j and the melting pot wasn't melt- very well. After two children were kiled near the school, the iiroused Parent-Teachers Assncia- I lion asked Dr. Dubois for help. j KrilncitiE Tc'iisinn j "1 thought if i could just set | the children to understand each other's background, the tension would be reduced." she said. •• But how to do it? Preaching tolerance to children doesn't work any better than preaching it !o grownups. Dr. Dubois 1 solution was the parrauda." "The parrnnda ill Puerto Rico." explained, "is a kind of progressive party in which people go from one house to another." She v.-orki'd out a prognnn under which a rio/.en or more children of varying nationalities were released from school once a week from noon unlil 3 o'clock. Duriiis; this time they had lunch at the home of one parent and went on lo rie.ss at lhe home of another. The fir.st home might be Finnish or Puerto Ricaii. The second might be Irish or Jewrsh. CIlihlKIl S.H,l|.l,- I ,,.,,! "Ill each home," she .suid, "the children srunpte th« food, «lng songs, engage In games and dances and learn about the customs, of their homes. "A teacher gnes tilting, but just ; another participant. The kids think of it as a real party. No sermons against prejudice are made. They experience brotherhood—so there is no need for talking about it." After each rwnanda the children report lo their social study classes whal they have learned. The par- inndas hiive proved so popular with both children and parents that Mrs. Dubois has undertaken s\ similar program in another tension area school. Here is uhal n few .slildenli have written about the p;ii;ramla5 in their mm school paper: "\Ve may do things differentIv Inil we do them for ihe same reasons." "You thought at first you did not like them, but found out differently after you met the people." "We are more alike than different," Hut Mis. DulmLs, u dark-eyed, graying woman o f middle age, treasures must the. tribute given her by a pnlireman stationed near the school. "I don't know what you ladles arn doing," he said, "but since you've been coming up here I don't have 10 many fights to settle." Dr. Uiihnls takes th!« as real prool of her thesix that—"differing cultures enrich American life." Safe, Profitable .Groin Storage Galvanized STEEL GRAIN BINS Co-Op Loon Approved LITTLE ROCK, June 14. M The city of DeQucen has been authorized by the Arkansas Public Service Commission to provide natural gas service to 150 customers outside the city limits. The city plans a municipally- owned gas system. It would construct a pipeline 'from Okay. In Howard County, to DeQueen and serve customers adjacent to the! line between those two points. WASHINGTON, June 14. The Rural Electrification Administration approved a $740.000 loan the Ozark Border Electric Cooperative. Poplar Bluff, Mo. Irritation of Externally Caused PIMPLES To gently cleanst broken out skin, then soothe itchy irritation, and so aid healing—use time tested RESINOLTJ^ wcathcrtiglit, rode lit - proof. Permanent, lone,-Ufe CO n J t r u c I io 11. 3 convenient sr/cs: 14'xS'— 1000 bii.i 1 S'xl I' — 2200 bu.j I8'xl6'—3276 bu. Order Butter Galvanized Grain Bins NOW from null il ff/w. 312 South 2nd Phone 6863 Salesman Wanted! Monthly Salary, Commission on sales in addition to salary. Yearly Bonus CCK Required! Dene Fergus Co. 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