The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 29, 1949
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUftfEK NEWS Cost of Living Declines in U.S. BLS Statistics Show Mid-October Index Near Low for 1949 WASHINGTON, NOV. 23—W>— Lower food prices brought the cost ol Jiving down In October to whn it Imd been In July, the lowes point in 1919. Tlie Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that Its consumer's price index— Hie generally acceptnc living cost measurement—declined six-tenths o( one per cent between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The index for mid-October was 1685 per cent of the 1935-39 average, which Is calculated at 100. This was three per cent lower than a year ago but 26 per cent higher than In June. 1946, when most wartime price controls were lifted. Cower prices for apparel and house furnishings were chiefly responsible for the decline from September to October of (his year. The prices of fuel, electricity and refrigeration rose one per cent and rents advanced slightly. The bureau's hulex is based on retail prices of goods and services bought by moderate income families in large cities. The food price drop for the month was the largest change in that category since February. The bureau said the continuing increase in rents pushed its rent index to a level 2.4 per cent above a year ago. Ice Sculptor Provides Sparkling Decorations For Yuletide Season LOS • ANGELES —/,T>>— Like a frozen tree this Christmas? Sec sculptor Tommy sherbloom. He's taking orders. Sherbloom, who chisels Ice Instead of stone, hangs ornaments and electric lights on a tree then freezes It within a block of ice. He trims the ice to the exact shape of the tree, plugs in the light, and behold—a sparkling crystal decoration. Such trees last six to 10 hours. Ocean Floor's Slime May Tell New Story i SAN FRANCISCO —W)— Green Jlime from the ocean floor Is being j sampled to see what went into the rocks on dry land. A scientific survey of the Pacific continental shelf fa being carried out by the California Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Navy. The green mud will be analyzed by experts trying to see how sedimentary rocks like limestone were formed ages ago. Samples from 420 feet down to 12.000 were taken. QUITE DOGGY—This Afgha.. named ".TillorlniR" renlly put on Ihe dog at a New York benelil fashion show for pooches. The green pnd gold canine cap i* topped wilri a long hl.irk plume You Can Tell the Difference in Good Shoe Repair H-flLTCRS >U«JUtY SHO€ SHOP RENT A CAR "rive Anvwliorr Ton I'lease Simpson Oil Co. Phono 937 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER M, 194. Make Hughes Your Christmas Shopping Headquarters for Men ROBES... Always a Grand Gift There's no more gift more appropriate at Christmas time fhan a soft, luxurious robe. Smart all wools and colorful rayons in all (he belter- colors and designs. The finest Christmas selection we have ever offered. 13 75 to 25 00 BE READY FOR REAL HOLIDAY DRESS ' TIMELY SUITS It's (lit- sharpness of fil. Ihc exactness ol lailnrni K . . . . the luiiKlsomc patterns Ihal combine to make Tl.MKI.V SUITS America's outstanding suit value. Smart sharkskins, gabardines, anil worsteds in patterns that arc really masculine. All .si/.vs. IF HE'S HARD TO PLEASE, GIVE HIM A GIFT CER TIFICA TE IN ANY AMOUNT ; JACKETS... THE GIFT A MAN ALWAYS GOES FOR 15 95 -35 00 Kxery man nowadays loves to wear jackels. Our smart select inn of Corduroys, gabardines and all wool flannels represent the last word in style and tailoring. In all the popular soft shades of Ihc new season. Se« them. WOOL HOSIERY....In a bcautifuf gift selection. Patterns to suit every taste. $2 to $5 RIPON LOAFER SOCKS.. .Sweeping America in popularity. Handsome patterns. $2.95 HICKOK JEWELRY. Smart array of Cuff Links, Tie Bars, etc. Ideal as gifts $1.50 to $6.50 HICKOK BELTS...America's most popular offered in both plain and initial styles. $1.50 to $8.50 BILLFOLDS . .Choose now from the sharpest assortment of fine leathers. $5 to $15 EiVRO & ARROW SHIRTS. . .Offered in all patterns and collar styles. All sizes. $3.65 to $5 GLOVES ..Men appreciate really good gloves. Made of finest leathers. Smart, shades. $3.00 to $8.00 R. D. HUGHES CO. WHERE THE MAN WHO KNOWS-BUYS HIS CLOTHES

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