The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 7, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 7, 1955
Page 3
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FWDAT, OCTOBER T, 19Sfl BLTTHEYILLB (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS PAG1 THRU Textile, Garment Industries Have A New Worry Booming US Business Drawing Eyes Of Foreign Competition By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK I*—Merchants are enjoying a very .pleasant autumn. Store sales ride high above it year ago. Chains and mall order houses report booming business in September, shoe sale volume is up. Diamond merchants say their sales are setting a new record. But the textile and garment industries—which should be happy about this—have found something else to worry about. The free-spending American consumer appears very tempting to manufacturers and designers overseas. And they are moving in fast Italian, French and English garment makers nre invading the American market with clothing for men as well as women. German, Belgian .Italian. French, English garments for boys and girls have flooded in during recent weeks. Price Appeal The textile industry is worried about the flood of garments and cloth from abroad. In this case the appeal to the American consumer is mostly one of price—foreign labor rates are lower. The American Cotton Manufacturers Institute says Japanese fabric sales to U.S. buyers in August totalled 52 million yards. This topped total sales of 48 million yards for all of 1954. / The Instittue estimates that total cotton cloth imports from Japan this year will reach 15% million yards. Japanese cotton wearing apparel has had an even greater sales increase in the united States. Last year Americans imported 3877,525 worth of these garments made in Japan. This year, according to the Institute, the Import value will rise tj $8,123.328. Up 10 Per Cent The National Assn. of Shirt. Pajama and Sportswear Manufacturers says there Is a 10 per cent increase this year in the amount of cotton shirts and blouses imported from Japan. American shirt manufacturers naturally worry about this competition. But they also report production gains. The association says production of business shirts in August was up 8 per cent over a year ago, and sport shirts output gaiued 16 per cent. Imported men's suits and women's gowns are mostly in the luxury class. Here, style is more of a selling point than price. The buying spree in this country sustains the increase in imports But outcries from American manufacturers are expected to increase, too. especially after Congress reconvenes. Tree Won't Wait OBAND RAPIDS, Mich. l/P) — Charles B. Poisson called a tree service firm to send someone out to cut down a large box elder in his back. yard. He had discovered the tree's trunk was rotted. The workmen arrived IS minutes after the tree crashed, damaging Poisson's roof, smashing a sun porch and breaking a rear window. WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! H U B B A R D HARDWARE The Suit That's Popular from Cost to Coast TIMELYoiCLOTHES Exclusively In Blytheville at R. D. HUGHES Company Home owned »i M«mn D«y - Waller Dmy Pray Tell Us How Do You Do It SAN ANGELO, Tex. (fl>> — A San Angclo couple claim they have prov- ed Unit ttvt'y owi wti on tewi thtm *).5<i a week. Mrs. BunMck Myre mkl slw had all the ^food ne,edod for her menus through Sunday night and hut TO cents left over. The tnH airman and his petite wife began the experiment Monday after h««rlw Muil, uUktUqutots at a Utah mperlinont station claimed a couple could satisfy all dietary needs on 8.S6 a week. 'Hie ooupJc yesterday hud orange jiiice, cerenl with mik and coffee tor breakfast. L'uuch consisted of hamburger, potato cMps, lime jel- lo and Iced leu. The dinner menu listed spaghetti with hamburger, pu«r and cheese salad, milk, bread ii»d butter, Lightning travels 30,000 niHfs a second. B««Mve Bonk fat/h McARTffWS, Ohio Wt—Aft I*r- gent used a beehive for n book and ",o stung. But the bees wwen't to blame. He put JOOO of Me savins* m a K4uas jar and liid It In a beehive. 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