The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 14, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 14, 1955
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?AG1 TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COLTUEH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 198B Price Setting Delicate Question for Business By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — The delicate question facing business today is where to set prices. And price news — whether to "fair trade." consumer reaction to price hikes, the prospects of another dose of inflation — is all over the lot this week. The question is delicate because* " • the urge to raise prices is strong just now with many a manufacturer—and because the power ol the consumer to pick and choose in many a competitive market unquestioned. The conflict has had a spectacular outburst in the battle between the old-line merchants and the discount houses. "Pair trade" conflicts pop up sharply this week. "Fair trade is the practice, backed by laws i many states, of a manufacturer setting: a fixed retail price for his products. Retailers are told thej mustn't .sell for less. Abandon Trice Ll«ts Two big electrical appliance manufacturers have been having trouble with this practice. Westinghouse has abandoned list prices on some of its electric housewares as unworkable. General Electric stopping efforts to enforce its "fair trade" contracts in Indiana awaiting a court ruling on the validity of the state's law. An ad verse ruling in Michigan caused OE to drop the pricing practice there. But Ronson Corp. of Newark. N.J.. ?ays it will step up efforts to enforce "fair trade" pricing of Its products: lighters and electric shavers. The price question is to the fore in other ways this week. too. The new auto models are coming out almost daily now. And most of them carry 'higher "suggested' price tags than last year. It's up to the dealer to decide how much of this to try to pass along to the motoring public. Higher Steel Pricei In steel centers there's talk of higher prices on some steel products. The price went up at the time higher wages were granted last summer. But steel mills say that didn't cover all their increased costs. What consumer resistance can do is being pointed-out this week at the meeting in San Francisco of the National Coffee Assn. A survey, said to represent 11 million households, showed 23 per cent cut their coffee buying when the price soared. It's doubt over which way the public will jump that makes the pricing question so delicate for businessmen Just now. ; Girl Bitten By Rabid Fox Leaves Hospital SUPPERN. N.Y. I/Pi — Five-year- old Nancy Bihler. object of a widespread search after she was bitten by a rabid fox while picknicking Oct. 1, has been released from a hospital—but her doctor will keep close tabs on her at home. Nancy left Samaritan Hospital yesterday after undergoing a series ol antirabies shots. However, Dr. John Petrone said a final report cannot be made until Oct. 29. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bihler, drove away from the picnic spot before it was discovered that the fox was mad. Nobody knew Nancy's last name or address but newsaers, radio and television aeals resulted in her identification several days after the incident. CPAL SPACE MEN~Two Air Force officers are preparing to £f somHumping"records. In doing so. Lt. Henry P. Nielsen, left, arid Capt. Edward G. Sperry may go to greater heights than man has vet ascended—possibly 90,000 (eel. They'll make six flights fn a balloon over New Mexico. At the peak of each night one bf the two will cut loose for a free tall, keeping his parachute closed until near the earth's surface. The other will ride the gondola down to 20.000 leet, then jump. Results of their endeavor are expected to aid designers of an ejection seat la high-flying jets. S3 still a territory. French Bees Really Consistent NEW YORK tJPi — Those French ternal time clock" is hereditary or honev bees are consistent—they can j the result of training and envlron- tell time either in Paris or New York. Dr. Max Renner, University of Munich zoologist, had trained aj Tne blossom of the saEiiaro, or batch of bees of feed at a certain I Biam ca ctus, became official flow- hour in their Paris testing room. | ef Q[ ^ rlzona m i 901] w hen Arizona Last summer he flew them to New j York and installed them in an iden- ' tical testing room. Exactly 24 hours after their Paris feeding time the bees indicated they wanted to eat—ignoring the five- hour time difference between New York and Paris. Renner decided to repeat the experiment In reverse. The bees trained in New York Uned up for chow exactly 24 hours later in Paris, regardless of what the dork read. In reporting on Rcnner's latest experiment yesterday, the American Museum of Natural History said the zoologist will conduct a further test: to find out whether the bees' "in- Feel Sunk After Lunch? -because of itomach acldf Do this —to avoid after-luncheon "letdown" due to excess stomach acid. Just take 2 Tunvs when you feel distressed or logy after fating. Turns neutrali?e excess siomacn acid almost before it starts—give top-speed relief from Massy fullness. Turns require no mixing, no waiting. Thai's why millions always carry « handy roll in pocket or purse. Get Turns today. So Korwmitai—onlj 1 0 ft « J-roUpie. ISt SATISFIED WITH LIFE? You loo will wear a satisfied smile when you do your business with the First National Bank. You can also wear this satisfied smile if you have a First National Savings Account that you know will tide you over a sudden emergency. Start a Savings Account now and you'll have the money available when you need it. Let Nat-First be your guide to peace nf mind. Attention!! Newcomers to Blytheville: Ltt NAT FIRST aid you in any banking needs that you might have while you are a member of our city. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS Only N»tional B»nk in Mississippi County — Member F.D.T.C. . Bridge Table Ante Parlaye'd Into Jackpot of Oil Fortune DALLAS '•P—The $50 each that three worn™ anted up during n brldgo dime turned into a S137.- 136.38 pot today. Hut the money HOPS to thi-ir, 11 heirs and a pioneer woman oil well driller who dug a hole for them. Tile story of the fabulous bridge game bosin in 1930. Mrs. J. M. Stinnett!-. Mrs. Virginia Sanders and r.Ms. Oenrpe E. Light, now all dead, were playinc. The name of the fourth p!:iyer has been lost. Mrs. Sandor*. a Sherman. Tex , resident, said slip knew of a good oil land lease that raild be bought cheap. The oilier two players, both of Dallas, agroi'd to put in S50 each. Mrs Hilda Mauldin of Dallas and her h u s 1) a n d. H. C. Mauldin. aL-i'Ofd to drill for the women. The well came in as a ai'-'antic producer and U'.rpe other wells were drilled on the 15 acres of land. Since then, it has produced about 5600,000 in oil. No Fast Agreement The inexperienced women had no hard and fast agreement on! how the oil would be shared. AS 1 expected, the case got in court. A coiiipromise court settlement was entered formally yesterday In Dist Judge Dallas A. Blankenship's court. A. C. Scurlock, attorney for Mrs. Mauldin, gave a sich of relief. Fur the past 17 years, he has de\nvd about 60 per cent of his! working time to the litigation and i associated matters. At one time it was estimated there were about! 25 !a'.vveis representing about as : maiv.' clients in various complex | pha-e-; of the litigation. i In all. there have been five' su:r : .iiul about 75 hearings since 1931 when the first case was filed. In addition to the four principals, some nf the money will go to others who aoiiiirpd interests In the property, including the heirs of Tred A. Peni'iiot. He was associated in drill::!.: the first well, on the Doby tract of the Castleberry survey in Or-'qe County. Mount Rainier was named for Peter Rainier. British admiral, who iisured in the American revolution. BIG CASH SAVINGS AT SAFEWAY EVERY DAY! It's Safeway policy to keep grocery prices at least 3% below shelf prices at stores which "give" trading stamps. This means cash savings to our customers of 3c and more on a dollar's purchases—every day of the week. And remember, Safeway offers weekly specials which mean even more savings. This Ad Effective Saturday, Oct. 15th 2 Bakers Shredded COCOANUT Gold Cove CHUM SALMON Without Beans KINGANS CHILI Bollards, Pills, or Puffin CANNED Biscuir; Breakfast Gem Grade "A" Small FRESH EGGS Joan of Arc KIDNEY BEANS Taste Tells KIDNEY BEANS 2 Assorted Flavors EMPRESS JELLIES 5 Maxwell House Tall . Tin 16-ox. Tin ~ 3? 43< m m m \tt \H 400 12-01 — 400 jars INSTANT COFFEE Edward's None Finer INSTANT COFEE DON'T FORGET! Safeway will meet the lowest advertised price of every competitor—item by item, day by (lay-in Btytheville. Quality considered. FARM LOANS Six Star Feature 1. No brokerage feea to pay 2. No ftork to purchase I. An opportunity to establish credit with a large Insurance Co. that Is and haa bcc.n for many years a permanent Icndor in this trrrl- i. Long tlwe lo* Intern! rate t We pay the ippralul ind •Jtorney feet 5, Quick service, (ait elnsinj. We close loan* before most ccmpanief nuke their In- •ptctloiu. For Information, See, Call or Write LOGAN FINANCE CORP. 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