The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 8, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1958 BLYTHKVn.I.K ( AKK.V COUBTEK NEWS PAGE PIVB Many Items Unaffected By End of Price Controls NEW YORK OT — The end of price controls has brought more "ups" than "downs," but has left unchanged many items in the average American's, budget. That's trie conclusion reached In an Associated Press 23-city survey on the effects of decontrol on the cost of living. The survey shows these increases: cigarettes up 1 or 2 cents a pack, and coffee up 2 to 5 cents a pound at all points; gasoline up In eight cities; anil bread up in six cities. According to the check, there have been no significant price changes in clothing, home fuels, restaurant meals or butter since the last controls were removed March 17. The big item moving downward has been meat; some housewives interviewed say the drop in the price of meat has balanced the . hike in coffee and cigarettes, leaving their grocery bill about where it was before decontrol. Increases in gasoline range from three-tenths of a cent in Cleveland and Columbus, O., to about 3 cents in Seattle and San Francisco. Gasoline is up 2 cents in Los Angeles, I'/i cents in St. Louis, and one-half cent in Boston. The price of a loaf of bread has been hiked one-half cent in Boston, and 1 cent in St. Louis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Seattle and Pittsburgh. Other Items Up Other items which now cost more than in the control period: such building materials as cement, brick, gypsum products, wall board and plumbing supplies; copper- clad stainless steel cooking utensils; lamps and light bulbs; steel drums and pails; office machinery, and some rugs and linoleum. Increases are predicted for bed sheets in the next few weeks; for men's suits next fall: and for basic steel in the near future. One of the big price cuts since decontrol came when Chrysler slashed its prices by an average of 5100 per car. Other auto makers did not follow. There are suggestions that some of the rises which came quickly after the death of controls will not last. The National Association of Purchasing Agents puts it this way: "jMuch of the new price posting may be market testing and will stand or fall by the pressures of supply and demand." In the words of an Indianapolis department store executive, "The day price controls ended was just another day. Only a few scattered items have been affected, because the market is very competitive." The AP survey also brought forth comments and sidelights: A Minneapolis housewife, Mrs. C. L. Rimarcik, saj's: "Some .things have gone down, especially beef and cotton household goods, since controls went off. It looks to me like prices are Betting back to where they were before the Korean War." Reports a woman in Washington, D. C.: "I've heard all this talk about meat being cheaper and so on, but in the past month my grocery bill has run 52 a week higher." Several housewives interviewed in St. Louis, Boston and Los Angeles have noticed no substantial difference in prices. "A family which has been doing without high - priced items goes back to buying them after a slight price drop," says a Boston "grocery chain spokesman. "But they are still exhausting their budget." According to the report from Boston, housewives were not the only ones concerned with the boost in the price of 'coffee. After the hike went into effect, a Boston cafeteria reduced tea from 10 to 5 cents to discourage coffee sales. For the same reason, a Springfield, Mass., restaurant recently offered free tea to its patr'ons. Good buys at the meat counter were reported from Dallas and New Haven. Meat prices in Dallas are lower than at any times in 10 years, with the exception of bacon. Round steak Is selling at 59 cents a pound. Grocery officials interviewed in various cities predict that prices will remain stable for some time. "Eight now the wage dollar buys more food than at any time in my memory and I've been in the business over 20 years." said Earl Huffing, vice president of the Indiana Retail Grocers and Meat Dealers Association. In Cincinnati, Sam Becker, a clothing manufacturer who also operates two retail stores, sums up the picture in his field. "Prices are as low as they can be,", he declares. "The retailer is making just enough to make a living and stay in business." Cities covered in the AP price check included Boston; New Haven, Conn.; Albany, N. Y.; Newark, N. J.; Atlanta; Charlotte, N. C.; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Chicago; Columbus, O. Indianapolis; Baltimore; Washington; Dallas; Kansas City; Seattle; Minneapolis; Los Angeles; San Francisco; St. Louis; Cincinnati and Cleveland. CM Trims Salaries; Others May DETROIT, (/P) — Ford, Chrysler and a host of other auto firms are expected to follow General Motors' lead soon and lop a penny an hour off the wages of their employes. Within a couple weeks possibly a million or more auto workers will take the cut under cost-of-living wage contrapts. , General Motors, biggest of the car producers, announced yesterday that it was knocking 1 cent off the wages of its 397,000 hourly rated employes. About 98,000 non-union salaried employes will be given a proportionate pay. reduction. The G. M. action was taken under its five-year contract with the CIO United Auto Workers, a act that set the pattern In 1950 for virtually the entire industry. The cut was based on the cost of living as of Jan. 15 as computed by the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics under the so-called "old style" index. The International Harvester Company in Chicago also announced a 1-cent pay decrease based on the "old style" cost-of-living index. The decrease, to be effective Monday, j covers 75,000 Harvester emplo 1 l! 15 plants in Illinois, Kentuc!' diana, Tennessee and Ohio. BURDETTE REPRESENTS MlSSCQ FFA — Winners in the Mississippi County Future Farmers of America Federation contest at Shawnee High School last week will compete in the Northeast Arkansas district contest in Jonesboro Friday. The picture at left shows the Burdette Boys' trio which won first place in the talent contest. They are (first row, left to right) Billy Lutes, accompanist, Donald Quarles, (second row) Eugene Cable and Billy Garner. At right is Peggy Young of Burdette, chosen Federation sweetheart in competition with seven other girls. She is the daughter of D.W. Young, Blytheville, Rt. 2. (Courier News Photos) Doctor Gets Award for Risking Life as a Human Guinea Pig CHICAGO Itf)—A young doctor who believes that man eventually must be the final test in medical developments was honored today for risking his life during two years as a human guinea pig. In the course of numerous medical tests, Dr. Lloyd T. Koritz has been hung unconscious from a tele- Russians Claim Billions Spent On Soviet Science MOSCOW (&)— Pravda said today the Soviet Union spent 47.2 billion rubles on science in the period of 194G-51. It called for further development of Soviet science and said new measures have been taken to expand scientific personnel. There is no normal exchange between the ruble and the dollar. The Russians have given the ruble an arbitrary value of 25 cents. Ex-King Carol Buried in Lisbon LISBON, Portugal (ff>)— The body of ex-King Carol II of Romania lay entombed today in the Pantheon of St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church here, traditional resting place of Portuguese r.oyalty. An Anglican chaplain conducted the burial service yesterday for the former monarch, who died of a heart attack Saturday at 59. phone pole, kept,, unconscious 11 straight hours and put on a 3- day ordeal of eating a pound of raw liver daily. For his work in various experiments while a University of Illinois Medical School studeiiL, was chosen to receive the award from the Walter Reed Society, meeting in conjunction with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The Walter Reed Society honors individuals who have risked their lives in medical experiments. "I guess it's necessary to prove to the world that research is not all just cutting up does, as many people seem to think," the young doctor told a reporter. "New drugs may be excellent with animals, but eventually they must be tried on human beings," he said in explaining why he volunteered to be a human guinea pig when 24 years old, Koritz, now 26 and an interne at Cook County Hospital, said the worst of his experiences was eating raw liver daily for a month in studies of liver metabolism. "I had to gulp down a quart of milk to be able to keep it down, and after that I didn't have much appetite for anything else." In experiments testing the new "push-pull" technique of artificial respiration, Koritz was administered drugs to make him unconscious and stop his breathing. Once, in a fatigue study, he was unconscious 11 hours. In tests in conjunction with Commonwealth Edison Company to study the effects of electric shock on linemen, he was knocked unconscious with drugs and hung in a harness from a telephone pole. Various devices were inserted into his lungs to measure the rate at which respiration was restored. Koritz said despite his experience in research "I Intend to be a good old country doctor." He said he will join in practice with Dr. A. R. Bogue, a general practitioner in nis home town, Rochelle, III. 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Morris Poulson, Republican of California's 13th District, led the veteran mayor, 53,533 to 45,327 votes. There were 1,566 of the 3,641 precincts reported in the final snap totals of the night. The count resumes later today with .semiofficial complete precincts. Bowron. mayor for 15 years, apparently will go into a runoff battle with Poulson in the May 20 general election, since it would require a majority of all votes cast for the office to win election in the primary. The three other candidates were far back. Bowron, nationally known for his NEW MANILA, ARK. "Your Community Center" By Refrigeration Air Conditioned Matinees Sat. & Sun. 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