The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 15, 1953
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1953 Bl.YTHEVIl.l.E (AUK.) COUTiTEK NEWS PAGE NINE (Businessmen Keep Sharp Eye on Price of Metals By SAM MAWSON NEW- YORK MW Metals prices I often are 'the lust to take the down ! road. But when they do they often i go surprisingly fast and fur. ..So today businessmen are wulch- ris the shifts in metals prices elose- l.V'to see if they will put the official cpnl'i rm i> lion on the end of inl'lullon ai\:l the ;;tart of deflation, so long 1 .And consumers watch s erSe jusin^ss on Healthy Level ' ,'LITTLE ROCK OP>—A Dallas banker yesterday brushed aside the possibility of a business recession to- follow the boom brought on by th* fighting in Korea. '^However, said John L. Gibson, ti)evc Will be, a period of "business ad-mstment" that might extend into, 1955. Gibson, vice president of the Republic National Bank in Dallas, was speaker at the Arkansas Bankers Association convention here yes- 'terday. ."We feel that business can and ill continue on a healthy level," «ald Gibson. "However, businessmen and bankers face a period of adjustment which probably will extend into early 1955. "Lenders particularly should re- fjcw policies td insure continued Derations on a sound basis and to promote a sound economy." Gibson predicted that the nation's banks, in re-examining their credit policies, probably will ask larger' down payments and shorter term loans. More than 100 Arkansas bankers 'esisterea lor the meeting. prices because .they affofil-'a Ions list of ihinys from cars, household appliances, tin cans a lid fences to safety pins. The picture so far Is far from clearcuL. Today we find lead and /'lie prices weak. Tin prices arc skidding spectacularly. C o p p e r prices have slipped from the post- decontrol ppuk and further drops are freely predicted in the trade for later this year. But at the same time steel executives are Ihumpin 1 -,' thq drums for a price hike in that basic metal. Demand for most of the metals has remained hlsli. But supplies have been increasing. And foreign producers can no longer call the tune»as they'have since the start of the Korean War. Now foreign speculators are beginning to unload —partly as a result of the Kremlin's peace talk. Steel executives feel that their metal has the brig-litest prospect just now of staying in high demand ; for months to come. % Their output i in the first three months of 1953 set a record of 28,981,137 tons, up 7 per cent from the previous year. \ Benjamin F. Fairless, chairman of U. S. Steel, says shrinking profits the last 12 years due to government controls and rising taxes has given the industry a case of "financial malnutrition" which it must quickly move to correct. E. T, Weir, chairman of National Steel, says prices are too low and must be raised if the industry is to attract more investors and be ready for further expansion. FROM SHELTER TO SCOOTER TRACK—The curved cement wall of this abandoned air raid shelter in Frankfurt, Germany, makes an ideal race track for these young scooter enthusiasts. Icxiiy in Spate's Driving Vision Requirement Scored by Optometrist Races Snowed Out LINCOLN DOWNS, R. I, (£>>—A svpvise spring snow storm that left a fall of three inches in parts of Rhode Island yesterday caused Lincoln Downs racetrack to cancel it's card for the uay. LITTLE ROCK iff) — There are hundreds of persons driving automobiles in Arkansas who could qualify for state aid to the blind, an optometrist said yesterday. Dr. D. L. Broadway of Marked Tree told the 47th annual convention of the Arkansas Optometric Association that "if you have a dollar and are blind you can sometimes get 'a driver's license in Arkansas.'"-'/ Dr. Broadway pointed out that the law requires that persons receiving aid for the blind place their minimum eyesight at 20-200, and added: "We optometrists examine persons every day with not that good vision, yet ,wc know they hav driver's licenses." The doctor criticized the lack o facilities to enforce the law governing the sale of driver' licenses. The optometrists opened their 3- day convention yesterday. Stamp Sale Date Set WASHINGTON (JP)— The Post Office Department's new airmai stamp, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of flight, will go on sale .May 29 at Dayton, O., home of the Wright brothers. BF.Goodrich WINE GREEN BLUE* BLACK AUTO MAT ftooney Sued For Sale of Leaky Home LOS ANGELES l.p._A television producer says Mickey Hooney sold him a $28,000 home so leaky he had to move out during heavy rains. Producer Ricnard Lewis and his wife, Mildred, seek $14,000 damages In a suit filed against the actor and his former wife, Martha Vlckers. Lewis' Complaint says Rooney knew when he sold the Encino district home In 1951 that large pools formed under the house during rains, flooding it. U. of A. to Get Scientific Society FAYETTKVILLE HI — All out- slnncllng sclcnllfio society chniiter will be Installed at the University o! Arkansas Saturday. A charter was granted to the University's Sigma XI club last December. Kryc. flasnvme. Term., Johr. ti. Bracken, Clayton, Mo., superintendent of schools; and Miss Loretla Klce of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.I. A featured group discussion will concern training of teachers lor special fields. A filter device developed by the U. S. Army detects and identifies germs in the air in 15 hours Instead of almost four days. State Educators Set Meeting Date ARKADELPHIA W) — Some 150 Arkansas educators will discuss ( ways of improving teacher educa- i tion In the state at a meeting here ' May 8-9. | Dr. C. W. Thom'asson of Hender- j son State Teachers'College, aald yesterday the conference has attracted j recognized leaders in national education. Speakers will include Dr. Harold Benjamin of George Peabody Col- THE STARS WILL FALL... FRIDAY April 17th 405 W. Main Phone 4591 • cr SALE-WEEKEND SPECIALS • Protects mats, rugs • Use in front or back • Heel protector fits under pedals • Wine, blue, green, black colors • Ideal for household uses BF Goodrich BJ.Goodrich TUBES // 417 W. Main Blytheville REGULAR 1.98 TRICOT GOWNS Sale priced 1.68 Ea. Size* 34 to 42 Save on these runproof acetate tricot Gowns in a lovely variety of trimmed styles. Easy-to-carc-for— they dry quickly—need little or no ironing. 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