The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1941 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 22, 1941
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WEDNESDAY;'JANUARY 22, mi BLYTITEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Greater Business Volume In 78 Per Cent Of Cities Seen From Reports CHICAGO. «UP>—Greater volume of real estate activity in ?g per cent, of ihe nation's cities and u market "at least as good us last year" in 97 per cent arc fore' for 1941 in the January issue of Fn-ehulri. real estate mngn/ine. ' preciiclion.s are concluded from report.s niacie l)y Uie looul : real e.stale boards of 237 cities for the National Association of Real Estate Boards' :j(jth semi-annual survey of the market. "The fon-cast.s are predk-it--- upon continuance of our national defense program as now outlined," > the magazine said, "'and are not' shaped to cover such changes that would arise if. for example, we entered the war." The .survey revealed that 64 per ' ] cent of 'the cities expect higher M'iles prices for residential real estate and only 4 per cent anticipate a decline. "Somewhat" higher; rents for dwellings are foreseen, i "Acting as a safety valve in this J situation, d w e 11 i n g construction J will continue to increase despite i defense activities, according to Uie i forecasts in 61 per cent of the' cities." ' the magazine said. Apartment Gain Doubtful Apartment construction will not increase substantially over 1940. Explanation is found in the pre- I vailing opinion that residential' rents have not reached a point where they justify investment in rental housing. "The distinct change of 1940 for real estate undoubtedly has been the increased demand * for industrial properties, occasioned not. only by' the defense program but, rise by its repercussions in normal production. Further rise is forecast for 1941." Freehold said. "Business property prices are expected to rise in one-third of all I cities. Higher farm prices are for- ! .seen in 36 per cent of the com- ' munities. j "Significantly, large cities oil 500,000 or more, which usually.' shew indications of any real estate trend, now lead the country in their outlook. Ninety per cent fore-: cast added sales volume in 1941,! 80 per cent expect higher residential real estate prices and 90 per cent anticipate higher industrial property r .prices." - -Higher Taxes Feared ;: The prospe,c tfofV'lifgh'er taxes -iii> one-third of the cities was called the most "disturbing" element. However, money costs for real estate investment are considered favorable, only 1 per cent of Uie cities expecting increased interest rates. Sub-centers led central business districts in a general pickup in business rents in 1940 as compared j with 1939. Central district rates rose in 19 per cent, sub-center rates in 20 per cent. Cities with more than 500,000 population reported no change in central rents, but one in every four had higher sub-center rates. The Southeast. leading all sections of the nation in business rents, .reported rises in 34 per cent -of Us cities for central districts and in 38 per cent for .sub-centers. The Southeast also led in office building rents, reporting rises ot 23 and 25 per cent, respectively. Two Former Tm mi gram Youths: C? ' They Run Democracy's' Arsenal WILLIAM S. KNUDSKN . sometimes called "(ieneral Production." The first of six .searching ami colorful stories about the two utterly unlike men who share the comma ml of America's defense program. BY TOM WOLF NEA Service SlalY Correspondent The two gentlemen who are ordering- your fighting planes, building- your new warships, procuring your ne\v guns and outfitting your boy at camp—the large woolly' gruft-mannerec! gentleman and the slight, darkish, eurlv- liaired gentleman—are on their jobs promptly at flr o'clock 1 every morning. They pass each other, as like as* not in a hall of the great white ; They hold face-to-face meeting* building that houses the National i with their co-workers in preter- Delense Advisory Commission in eace to phone conversations. They PAGE THREE " - ' i '-riri' i Issue Four Marriage Licenses During Week; Four marriage licenses -were is- ' " sued from the Blytheville office of , the county court" cierk" during the past week. Names-of..the'couples'*" 1 and the ministers or officers performing the ceremonies, if listed. are as follows: T. J. Moss and Miss Mary Elizabeth Lee, both,'of Blytheville, by Magistrate TV L. Cassidy; Walter Eiib'fine Robb, of Blytheville, and Miss Lola Aileen Chaney, of Lepanto; Charles Wright and Miss Virginia May Clark, both of Dexter, Mo., by J. W. Cunningham; Leonard Elvis Hassling and Miss Louise Wilson, both of Lilbourn, Mo,, by Magistrate Casskly. Tramcar Taken in Itaid A MIDLANDS TOWN, Eng. (UP) —For taking a tramenr and trying to drive it during an air raid on'a v West Midland; town after the rest - oS" ihe passengers had gone to .shelter, u man has been fined $5! His excuse wn.s thai he wanted'.to!' 3<:t home. SIU.MCV II1LI MAN . . . soineUim-s Milled "Cienernl Cooperation' Wasington. and they bow to each other and smile and say, ''Good morning, Bill," and "Good morning. Sidney." Then they proceed to their offices, which are as neat and prim as your maiden aunt's boudoir, sit down to desks as clean and clear of left-overs as a Newfoundland dog's platter, and start their day's work—which is probably the most important work being done in America today. They give orders with somewhat the same positiveness and simplicity. They dispose of the mail before them with the magic only to big-time executives. talk directly and briefly. There end the similarities- temperamental, physical and philosophical—between these two •\\\\~' portant gentlemen. For William S. Knudsen. Direc- ,tor General of the Office ; qf Production Management;, antfjtm Associate : Director- GeiieraYt .Sixiii|| Hillman, have traveled life rti'aS so far apart' 1 , that", rthey- .weren't even within hailing; distance until President; Roosevelt;, '"summoned them '-. to/ Washington, . and—? ! But: let Knudsen : tell .--jt: '"The j President informs',-me that my job | is equip twelve hundred thou 7 i .with. what,.they -need to ' wear, carry,, .sleep in, eat and ride in, and I 1 have to get heavy equipment of all kinds for eight hundred thousand more. THAT'S all my job!" '• And let Hillman tell it: "I have been asked by the President of the United ; States to serve as a defense .commissioner. I .shall consider it my v first ; responsibility that the country, is prepared "to defend itself." ' ; PATHS VEERED— THEN MET AGAIN It's remarkable—if you'll look back to the arrival at Ellis.Island early in,-the scentury of a frankly ambitious- Danish' bicycle mechanic and a ; clear-hating . Lithuanian pants-cutter—that these two men who direct our national defense program-.ever met at all. For, once they had r trudged .through the portals of, America, thoy set out •upon extremely >, divergent paths. The one path' veered sharply to the left, and that was the path the socially conscious young Sidney Hlllmim took. This path led through an unhappy labyrinth of steiim-niled cutting rooms, of dingy, overcrowded loft buildings, of hectic garment workers' .strike meetings, of feverish demonstrations in Union Square, and finally , to the creation of the populous i ' Por pnph and potent Amalgamated Clothing Workers' Union. The other path veered just as sharply to the right, and that was the path of young Signlus Wilhelm Poul Knudsen of Copenhagen chose. This piuh led to hard work, to the mastery of a trade - through persona! initiative, and to the consequent rewards: wealth success stories. Yet there these characteristically opposed .men sli in Washington, today—co-holders of the biggest, toughest, most complex, most urgent and most heart-rejulSr.y job in the country—pulling together <")lkl' a team of well-trained draft horses."' say.s a colleague) to make impregnable this America which can be .so many things to .so ninny ?nen. If social compromises called for by exigencies of the national emergency ever cause Knudsen, long-time General Motors executive and one-tune foe of unionism, and Millman, successful builder and leader of unionism, to swallow hard and painfully, they don't do their swallowing In public. now has dedicated production, pro- himself to ductkm. production, production . . . and they are said to differ with surprising infrcquency on the ways and means of obtaining that production. Both arc ivrch realists. Both hate futility. Both are "today men." Hillman, for example, while certainly having strong socialist Wan- power in the best tradition of ings.' has never joined the 'party | because he has conceived of his job as being tlmt of securing better conditions for his people today— rather than holding out a rosy goal to be attained some future day. Both also belKeve in the responsibility of labor. Either might have said; "With union membership constantly Increasing through the mandate granted by law, u force as large as that has got to be either on the constructive side or the destructive side, tt has got/ to understand the employer's position." Knudsen .said this, but It Is a fair description ol' the Amalgamated Clothing Workers' dealings with business. AMERICAN ; BY CHOICE How does It" happen tlmt America has not: hesitated to entrust her defense program Into the hands of two immigrants? Sidney Hillman put his finger on the answer at a recent congressional hearing. A congressman was baiting him for his Russian birth. '.'Yes," replied Hlllnuvn heatedly, "i. was a Russian by accident of birth. But t am an American by choice." NEXT: "Bill" Knuihen—first and last Urn Production Man. BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then clieckiiv against the authoritative answers DC low; 1. If you are writing a letter to your congressman, should you be a.s brief as possible? 2. When writing your congressman should you .sign yqur full name and give your address? 3. How should a letter to a congressman be addressed? 4. How should n letter to a senator be addressed? 5. Is "Dear Sir" a correct beginning of a letter to a senator or a congressman? What would yon do if— You write a "fan" letter to .someone in the public eye— <a> Sign it "A friend"? (bi Sign your name? Answers 1. Yes. State your opinion clearly and briefly. Type the letter if possible. 2. Yes. Otherwise, the letter will carry no weight at all 3. The Honorable A. B. Jones House of Representatives Washington, D. C. 4. The Honorable John Doe Senator from Iowa Washington, D. C. 5. Yes. Or Dear Madam. Best "What Would You Do" solution— (b). BY BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON.—It'll, be a longi time before the people who ran the j third term inauguration .show for-j get about the time they had tak-1 ing care of all the state governors.; AH of the 48 governors were in-1 vited to conic do\vn and see the inauguration. Slightly more than half accepted; most of the rest promised to send their lieutenant governors or other official representatives. It was then up to Col. Horace Smith, the inaugural committee's Renei-al chairman on arrangements, to see that the visiting dignitaries were properly entertained^ The job looked simple, at first. On inauguration day there would be the ceremonies themselves, the parade, a White House luncheon and a White House tea. In the evening there was to be a big inaugural ball. All in all. everyone's time would be thoroughly filled. Then plans for the big ball in the evening were canceled. Colonel Smith and his helpers had to face tho possiility that two dozen governors would have a lon& evening in the capital with nothing to do. So they erofc in touch with the congressional delegations and the state societies and saw to it that some sort of banquet, ball or coming out party was staged for each of the distinguished visitors MAINE AND VERMONT AGAIN The inaugural committee had just got through sighing 'with relief when a gap developed in the program for the Sunday preceding inauguration day. The" committee was throwing a tea party Sunday afternoon, and Sunday night there was to be the electors' dinner, which all the governors would at- tend; but from noon to 3 p. m. nothing at all \vas planned for their visiting excellencies. . Back on the telephone went the volunteer workers, calling up con- i gressmen. lenders of stale societies and interested citizens generally, selling each group on the idea that each governor ought to have u Sunday ( noon luncheon • or breakfast-lunch party to'tide over that gap.' With a little sales effort,- the { idea was put over—but the two i nost striking reactions came, odd- j ly enough, from Maine and Ver- ' The Maine state society co-op- ; crated harder than any other state! group, going to the length of sending a publicity man back home to "rge folks to come clown and .see 'he inaugural and honor Gov. Sumner Sewall. The Veimonters. on the other hand, couldn't see the Sunday luncheon project at all. They expressed 'admiration for Gov." William H. Wills, and hoped his stay here would be happy; but they •vere putting on a big party for him on Monday night, and" one pa'rty for one governor; secmccl ample. This problem was finally solved by stirring up a catch-all luncheon for Governor "Wills and a few of the -territorial .-governors who wouldn't -be having any home folks to entertain them in any case. : HAPPY ENDING There are a few minor troubles. • - . Not until three days before the inaugural did the Indiana society know definitely that Gov. Henry L. Schricker would be pres- ent, but it made its last-minute entertainment . plans without, a whimper. . . . And the Missouri people were in a fix. because right up to the last nobody was c|Uiic certain just who the new governor was and hence didn't, .'know who had .the right to send down an official representative. . . . And the Louisiana situation was n bit ticklish, because the two -senators have been bitter political foes of Gov. Sam Jones. . . . But in the end everything got arranged, 'and the governors were all taken care of. I Utah Court Cracks Down On Liquor Law 'Violators SALT LAK ECITY. utah IUP) —The Utah .supreme court 1ms raised new barriers'in-the paths of thirsty Salt Laker.s who seek- to circumvent the .state's ri[dd 'prohibition law by the iigele-w' whiter. "You know inc. Joe—Hnrry .sent, me!" The court ha.s ruled that*liquor enforcement officers nmy confls- ciile (.he properly of any person selling alcoholic beverhge.s. for evidence the officer needs-only the awareness of a violation gained through any one of his five -senses. That's right—-so the court htus ruled. The decision came in rrcase contested by a night club proprietor who -alleged the officer did not witness .Till of the . traasnc'tloh of the sale -(if any). : - = The court, in effect, said ,if the Inw could fimcll It,,' henr it, or taste It—that was enough, . Sir Francis Drake landed in California on June 17, 1579.: Thi* Lanr) Of Ours" Is. Title Of Interesting And Instructive Show Every ono of us has at some I line or another had the desire to, tnke u trio throughout our great Inncl to viow Its many places of beauty and interest. But very few of UH ever realize our ambition—, w<; either en n't afford it or we hnviMi't • the timo. The Blytheville Machine Shop, vour Mil-men polls-Mollne Dealer, is now Inviting you to take this trln with him free of charge by seeing "This Lmuf of Ours." a free movie nrodiictton which your MM Dealer is .showing.'at'. The. Blythe-. villn Machine Shop on Thursday, ,hmiif>rv 23 nt 2 P. M. "THIS LAND OF OURS" takes von through our beautiful national- oarks. shows you our beautiful mountains, lakes and waterfalls, nrvi takes you to such points of interest ns thfi Wood's Pair, our )nr« cities, the (Treat iron mines of Northern Minnesota, mid many points of. historical interest. Tn addition. "THIS LAND OP OURS" (iives you an insight into farming methods, in all parts of our country «ncl shows Minne- npolis-MoHne modern tractors and form machines at work on all tvoes of farms. All scenery in "THIS T -AND OF OURS", is in its natural beauty, since the movie is in full natural color. It has sound and musical accompaniment, . and a Ruide explains all points of interest. , Tills is a show you'll want your whole family to; enjoy. It's free to all formers. Ask B. F. Ki*er, your MM Dealer ' for : complimentary tickets.—Adv. .;;•, ; ...IT'S THE SMOKER'SCIGARITTE How To Relieve Bronchitis Creomuision relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expei germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomuision with the understanding you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. 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