The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 5, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 5, 1954
Page 5
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Statistics Are Big Business All Year By SAM DAWSON- NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone is busy today telling you just what the election statistics mean — and how the result will affect you in the months ahead. But this statistical interest In "you" isn't confined to just the day you vote. It goes on every day — at both the governmental and private business levels. And how they even have big machines into which, "you" can be pitched In the form of a punched card — and out comes a statistical appraisal of almost every part of your life. Slide-Rules Busy Federal slide-rule boys are busy telling you and your neighbors how many of you have jobs and how many haven't. They tell you the average length of your work week and your take-home pay. They tell you how much it costs you to go on living. They tell you how much you make, how much you spend and how much you save. If none of this seems to fit you particularly, It's just because you aren't "average" — ana It's the average man the statistician loves. Federal activities along" these lines cost you about 40 million dollars a year. This year an additional 25 millions will be spent on a census of agriculture and another ,of business, manufactures and mineral industries. Some 10.000 persons are employed to gather and process statistics. The 65 million dollars to be spent this year, however, is less than half of the total the government spends in 'a single day (175 million) on all its activities. Cost Unknown, About the only statistic that hasn't been recorded is what business spends on gathering statistics' for itself. However, the Institute of Life Insurance points out that the American Statistical Assn. numbers about 6,000 members, the American Economic Assn. 7,500, The" Society of Actuaries 1,500, and the American Finance Assn. more than 1,500. ' 'The combination of these private and government activities in Jeweler Battles Burglars; Kills One, Wounds One DETROIT (/P)—A Detroit jeweler killed one holdup man and wounded another in a blazing gun battle on busy East Jefferson Avenue. , Albert Blume, 46, the jeweler, was wounded himself In the exchange of shots. He said the men had robbed his store and a customer of more than $300 and left him bound with tape in a back room. He broke his bonds, grabbed a gun from the store and started in pursuit of the gunmen, whom he spied darting around a corner. He opened fire when the surprised pair ignored his command to surrender t and drew their guns. Andrew Kulczyski, 28, of Detroit died on the sidewalk with two chest wounds. William Collins, 27, of suburban Dearborn, was taken as a. police prisoner in receiving hospital with an arm wound. *MURR* Sat. Nite 10:30 Sun. & Mon. Nov. 6-7-8 ^ ROCK HUDSON ARLENE DAHL —URSULA THIESS • Twin Tlutctiir-AmoU MOM the statistical area." the institute says, "has given the people of the United States a preeminent body of knowledge regarding our everyday lives and the economic growth and opportunities that our free institutions have made possible. "There is nothing equal to this in any other country." And of the making of statistics there is no end. Defeated Cooper Mentioned For Embassy Post WASHINGTON (#) — Sen. John Sherman Cooper, Kentucky Republican defeated for re-election by former Vice President Alben Barkley, is benig discussed in diplomatic circles as n possible U.S. ambassador to India. The name of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt also has bobbed up in speculation. Most guessing, however, is that the post will go to a Republican. The present ambassador, career diplomat George V. Allen, is en route back to New Delhi after consultations at the State Department where he was informed he is to be reassigned. UTTLl LIZ— It's amazing how many people get credit for being good-notured when they ore just voin about their teeth, «""" A good team of Arctic sled dogs can cover 100 miles in a day with a light load. Threat of Probe Halt's Violations Of Emergency Aid LITTLE ROCK (fP}~ M. D. Morgan, state director of the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Committee, says thrcnus of federal investigation apparently have .stopped reported chiseling in the Emergency r-ved Program. Morgan said the abuses in the drought aid program were reported recently at a meeting held in Little Rock. " The Commodity Stabilization Service warned that If the violations were not stopped on Investigation would be conducted. Listed as violations were: 1. Sale of feeds not qualified under the drought program._ 2, Crediting drought aid" purchase 10th Fireman Dies of Blast PHILADELPHIA (/I 1 )—A 10th fireman has died as the result of In- . 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