PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLB i, 1954 Year's Best Business Comes Next 2 Months By SAM DAH'SON NEW YORK (AP) — The best two months of the year lie iust pbead for business. They may not knock your eye out, but the business news stories for the next eight weeks should be the plcasantest reading of the year. Merchants believe this Christmas season will be as Bond ss n year ago, if not better. Many manufnmiri'rs also i-xpeci increased sales and production, and a gam either in number of hmns worked or number of workers hired. The rLse probably will be moderate, but after a solid year of sec- inp comparative ficures usually shoxvinp up on the minus side, business will welcome the change. If November and December deliver .as anticipated, the final tally for the year will be improved in » number of lines. Businessmen are looking for better times for the following reasons: The basic industries are waking up. After as slow an October »s they have known since the war, auto production lines are ready to operate at high speed, now that. model change-overs are endinc. If all goes well, November and December passenger car output could approach the million mark. This will be a boon not only to tile re-employed auto workers (who will have money to spend for Christmas! but also to the companies supplying the car makers. Steel at 15 Te.r Cent Steel output already is foreshadowing me good news in Detroit. Mills are now operating at 75 per cent of capacity, and in the next Jew weeks may go up to 80 per cent temporarily. Steclwoi kers and coal miners will benefit. Job increases in the basic industries should be matched by the seasonal gains in retail trade, as stores take on extra holiday help, the post offices hire more hands, electric power output rises to a peak, and traffic Jams RO from awful to supercolossal. With inventories reasonably low now, manufacturers believe that any pickup in retail stiles will quickly work back along the line in new orders end increased factory production. One barometer of better business, freight car loadings, already has increased to (he highest Icv- tH in a year. The construction industry, feeding on easy money, is expected lo take less than its usual seasonal drop when bad weather sets in this yea/. Mail-order houses, who have reported lower sales most of this year, say orders are picking up cheerily, perhaps helped by the price cuts featured in their latest catalogues. They have been especially hurt by the drop this yeur in /arm incomes. Sore Spot This continues as one of the sore points in the economy. The Agri- culture Department report* the imri'h.isme power of tin- (aimers is at the lowest point in <-.evera! years, with farm i-ash rf-reipls oil 1 per rent from lust venr. Ru'. 'lie department belieu-s this diop h.i:. about leveled olf now. And lodny n leadinp maker nl innii inachinerv is ."-tf-ppirii- IJ P i( -' product Ion and cmployinenl. h«v- mc that the shakeout in thr- Jti- dtJ.stry .seeni.s over, and neY "r- derf and belter mvenimry siiu»- ttons ius!tl\' more output. Another :,linky point in the '•< on- omy has been the uncertainly over tomorrow's election resuli.s. BUM- ne.ssmen. however, -say that while there may be a reaction on the slock exrhanse. industry and irnde should see little ellecl in Urn-ember and December — since it will be nexi year bciore eleenon chanR- cs could show up In new leBisla- tion. And stockholders themselves are looklnc nt thinRS through rase-cnl- ored glasses just now. Many "I them are .still eonlident that Santa Claus is going lo brinR them yearend dividends. MODERN ART - S ,1 . I I orf th modernistic painliMK by Amir.- f'i«.j.:l CillMl "li'mi'mr Allied, il is on exhibition ;il thf M'lilt-ni Art I'.n.n'e i" Pans, franco. Scouts Lose Building EDOWARK Knglanit W. — Boy Scouts of ErtRWnre Troop No. •! : reported lociay thnl. somrbndy hits' slolen their hnadqunrtprs. Tile building, n nrofjibricntr'd structure- 27 feel long ami 20 led wide, vanished from its site Saturday night. Refugees Paid NEW DELHI I/Pi — AiRllfln refu- Kees who fled Afghanistan 50 years »KO in a dispute with the tlH'ii Kabul government lire still rr-ceiv- inR i\ mntntenivncfi allowance fixed by the former British rulers of India. The fsovcrnmenl says 23 of these refugees still in India rei'eivn B total of $1.746 per month from the present New Delhi government. Relieve Suffering Fast-Effectively with Arkansas Citizens Join ... PENNIES FOR PROGRESS rvnnlf-K, nlrkrK flimi-s rind quarters i the Krmmcl ranipalKii to a siirrttssfii tor cvcrvniH- in Arluinsi* In «-oiitribule just as f:vcr>one in Ai kaii'-iis \\ill li; whrn I'ratl Kcminf'l N cl*'<-tcJ Gtivm whnl it will lake to rarry close. It's an opportunity o n campaign fund . vc a voice In government WHY IS THIS PLAN NEEDED? Brratlse I'ralf lie sjHTlal InhTr.sK. IIOI.LAKS, Die 11 > C1.OS ini'l has ncil matle any canipalgn promises to lerallsr bo lias not promised away your TAX ii,l 1(1(1 roNTKimlTION CHANNELS I1AVK ••.II TO HIM. Tills rampalcn has been financed ITS YOliR STATE ami with Pratt Kemmel as Governor, Arkansas n-ill function for the GOOD OF ALI, ITS C1TI- ZKNS. ELECT PRATT REMMEL GOVERNOR Pol. Adv. pd. for by Verne Tlnclall. I'.O. Box 2097, Little Hurl,. TOP QUALITY AT TREMENDOUS 5-Pc. Chrome Dinette 95 Was $49.95 NOW 4 PC. Modern Bedroom Suite rings & Mattress 139 95 with Springs & Mattress Was $159.95 NOW GAS HEATERS Were $22,95 NOW Baby High Chairs 5 95 Were $8.95 NOW GAS RANGES Were $139.95 NOW 2 PC. Living Room Suite Was $119.95 NOW COAL HEATERS Were $21.95 NOW ... END TABLES Were $1.49 NOW .... BENDIX CTRIC RANGES Were $239.95 NOW Platform Rockers Were $19.95 14 95 RADIOS Were $24.95 NOW 19 95 TABLE LAMPS Were $4.95 NOW 2 95 MOORE FURNITURE CO. 306-310 E. Main St. 'SAVE MORE AT MOORE'S' Phone POplar 2-2660 For Progressive City Government! For Equal and Fair Representation of All the People! For a Belter Blyiheville! VOTE FOR KEMPER BRUTON FOR ALDERMAN-WARD 2 GENERAL ELECHGN-NCY. 2 Political Advertisement Paid for By C. I,. McWaters and other Friends of Kempcr Brutnn.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 8,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month