The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 30, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 30, 1949
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r PAGE SEC THE NATION TODAY— Working Man Able to Purchase But Little More in 1949 Than He Could on Basis of '39 Wages • By James Marlon- WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. (ifi— When you talk of Income, It always comes down to * question like this: What's » dollar worth? How much will it buy? So, even though I*m making more than last year, am I really better off? A few days ago the government—through the Federal Reserve Bofcrd—issued a report on Income. It said that In 1939 personal income—since It was personal Income It did not Include the profits at corporations—was $73 billion. But In September, 1919, personal income was $211 billion, or almost three times greater than in 1039, Did that mean that Americans—on the average—In 1049 were making three times what they made in 11)39? No. The $211 billion personal income* for 1919 was a tola! figure. No average was involved. To begin wllh, things in 1049 were different from 1939. In 1939, with 45 1J2 million employed, there were about 912 million unemployed. In 1949 aboul 60 million people were employed, with unemploymenl running around 1 1J2 BLYTHEVnXE (ARK) COURIER KEWS , million. So the increase In the number of people employed alone would be thus S31.BG belter off. much more money to bound to increase the total fieur. on personal Income, plus the fart, and It's a very important one. tiiat wages and salaries have climbed. But, since personal income was $211 billion In 1940 and only 73 billion In 1939, were Americans generally three times belter off now than In 1939? No. For one thing, higher taxes have taken a big hlte out of Uie lilpbpr Incomes of Americans. In addition, the Increase In living costs has chewed lip the value of the Income. TJvlnjr costs In 10)9 irere 07 per cent higher than In 1930. Higher taxes and Increased living costs cut Into the Income nf everybody who has an Income. The most convenient example is that of the factory worker, since the government has s. lot of figures on him and not such detailed ones on olher people. Take the. average pay of a worker hi the manufacturing industry. In 1039 It was $23.80. In 1549, It was $55.72, or {31.86 more. Was he with that spend than he had In 1930? No. The higher 1949 taxes nnd living costs reduced the total and the value of his 1949 income. , For example: take that same average pay of the worker in the manufacturing Industry. In 1939 his pay was $23.86. Atler deducting laxes— Hits was for a man with no dependents—he had $23.58. In 1949 his pay was $55.12. After deducting the higher 1919 Inxcs and allowing for the higher living costs, his pay was worth J28.57 In terms of 1039 dollars and buying power. To put It another way: In in 19 he Kad 51.53 more a week than he had In 1339. All .this—the Information comes from .the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics—has dealt with the "average" weekly pay of a worker m the manufacturing Industry. Since It's an "average" figure. It means some workers made more a week, some less, than the average of $55.72. For example, and this information conies from the statistics bureau, too: The highest paid workers in the manufacturing Industry are Ihe mechanical workers on newspapers, such as printers and so on. In September, 1049. they were averaging 580.33 a week. In 1939 they averaged $37.58. Now take the lowest paid workers in the manufacturing industry They're Ihe workshirt-makcrs. In September, 1949. they averaged 127.35 a week. In 1939 they averaged $11.03. Fort Smith Negro Seeks $2,856 for Loss of Sight TORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 39— W>—A Negro woman asked $2,856 damages in a suit filed Monday against seven while juveniles she E3ld had caused permanent injuries to her left eye. The sight of her eye was 1m- patred. she said, when metal instruments similar to automobile serial rods were lashed at her. One Action is Taken To Crack Down On Sex Crimes LITTLE ROCK, NOV. 30. wj— AH Arkansas Crimes Commission Is 10 be formed for the primary |>ur[x>.sc of cracking down on sex offenses Preliminary plans for the commission were made at a conference of Governor McMiuh with state police director Herman Lind-sey and other law enforcement officers here ye.-ile relay, Another conference to perfect the plans is scheduled for Dec. 16. Unrtsey, who biisi;e.sted tile commission, said it would deal will) prevention ol all crimes and apprehension of all criminal.-, but, would put "special emphasis" on sex crimes. The- stole police director said his department already has slniterl keeping a file of known or suspected sex offenders. McMnth suggested that a proposed code dealing with sex crimes be prepared for submission to the 1951 legislature. The officers also agreed to .llndy possibility of having accused Pan American Health Day Will Be Observed In Twenty-one Nations Friday has been named Pan- American Health Pay, W. O. Stinnett, rlhcclor of the malaria control program In Mississippi County announced today. According to Mr. Stinnett, 21 Pun-American nations will take note of progress and achievements in the field of disease control. The studies will include, typhoid, typhus and malaria, all found in Arkansas, and common In most of the South American countries. Arkansas is one of 18 slates engaged in the eradication of malaria, and according to Mr. Slinnclt, Mississippi County has the largcsl eradication area in Arkansas, and possibly m the 18-state area. the sex offenders examined by psychiatrists and to seek city ordinances more stringent against sex crimes. McMath has asked the State Parole Hoard to refuse clemency to sex offenders to make a special check of such offenders now on i,n- role from the penitentiary, Youthful Bull Fighter Tangles with an Elk GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—M"— Claude Kobtnsun. 19. chased a len- nis ball nnd wound up wrestling a bull elk. The elk. long antlers tossing, charged Ihe youth when lie climbed into its enclosure at the Lincoln Park Zoo in rniest of Uic stray ball. Robinson grabbed the elk's horns near its head and hung on trying lo dodge Ihe sharp pniuts. The elk baltercd him ngalnsl Uic fence nnd had him pinned there, practically exhausted, when zoo attendants rescued him. The youth was cut and bruised on the fi.ce nnri head. But after all he explained, lhat ball cost C5 cents. Douglas Fir is more widely used in the construction of plywood than any other wood. of the rods broke her glasses. The incident occurred last Dee. 20. A car bearing a number of white youths had driven past the couple a s they waited tor n bus. The rods were wielded through the windows by some of the boys (.lie .suit said. ge£ OUR MONEY WE CAN QUICKLY RELIEVE YOUR RHEUMATIC PAIN Thousands who "take" C-2223 have every confidence in it ... so <lo the folks who "make" It. That's why first bottle purchase price back if not entirely satisfied. C-2223 contains the fainoua. beneficial herb "Blnck Snakc-Etool". And it's Iodized to speed up Ihe SalicylatR Action thai makes it penetrate tissues belter—give you fast, effective pain relief. It's lu-lpcd so many—it can help yon, too. Be sure to buy C-2223 today! KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089 NU- LAUNDRY CLEANERS Phone 4474 PRIZE-WINNING BLOCKHEADS-Usini; a newspaper picture of John L. Lewis as a model, Thomas Chin Bow, 14, right above, carved the mnsk at left from four blocks of bnlsa wood. While his younger brother, Frnnk, models the Lewis mask, Thomas holds another which won him a prize in a New York Hoys' Club contest lasl year. How to 'Eat' Milk BERKELEY, Calif. —(/Ft— Some people need milk for nulritlon but for various re.isons can't or won't drink it, A. Unlvcrslly of California research project found that powdered milk mixed Inlo the dough of who!e-wh,eal bread, makes the bread more nourishing, slay fresh longei, loss crumbly, and better for least. Some animal experts contend that KOod doj? makes a far better mouscr than the cat. Relieve Stuffy Nose FAST! tfjLW^ Quick. Put a lew Vicks Va-tro-nol Nose Drops In each nu.strll, Vn-tro-nol works right where trouble is. Relieves head cold slu Hi ness almost instantly! VATRO-NOL NOSE DROPS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1940 Polio and A-Bomb Films are Shown At Lions Luncheon Two films were shown members of the Bltyheville Lions Club at their luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble ye.slcrday. The first film, depicting the life of polio victims being treated at the Arkansas Convalescent Center at Jacksonville, was provided by Dr. J. B. Beoslcy. The film was climaxed with the showing of Carolyn Sue Harde.sty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hardesly of Armorcl. who is Mississippi County's first polio victim, as she Irarncd to walk will; the aid of braces and crtilches. "Operation Crossroads",' picturing the Bikini atomic bombing, recently released for public showing, was shown by Capt. Robert Recdcr, commanding officer of the Company "M" of the Arkansas National Guard Utiil. U.S. Built Ships Used To Shell American Craft WASHINGTON. Nov. 30—W>— The United States probably gave the Chinese Nationalist govern- Head Courier News Want Ads fine for flavoring vegetables 25% DISCOUNT I On All Present Stocks of General Electric and Kitchen Kraft METAL WALL & BASE CABINETS We are closing out these Cabinet Lines HUBBARD & HOKE Appliance Co. ment the warships which shelled and damaged the American merchant ship sir John Franklin. iieports of Uic shelling said the warships were destroyer escorts. Six or tills World War II type vessel were among several score American naval craft turned ar, r to the Nationalists In 1947. ojifciL ,, here said that so far as they "no, (he Chinese themselves never h,,ni any of that type. bullt Read courier News Want Ads Pause As You Shop And Shop Refreshed Ask jar it either way , . . both trade-marks mean the same thing. • DIKED UtlOES AUnlORItY Of IHt COCA-COl*. COMCAHY »Y Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of BJytlieviUe © 1949, Hi. 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