THURSDAY, MARCH 15,19M BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NTOB Consumers Hear Same Old Song About Prosperity By 8AM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — The consumer must be getting a little tired of being told he is calling the tune. Three months ago all the amateurs were assuring the consumer of that. And now the professional analyzers ol the economy, in government and finance, are repeating the same thing: The consumer by his spending^— ••— lut year brought about prosperity. The consumer's Income rose l&st year. He• spent.more. And at the same time He saved more. Right now he is calling the tune- be Is spending as he wishes for what he wants, and his slightest whim Is charting the course of business. What Ii H*t Now all of tnls may be true. The trouble comes when you try to find the particular. consumer til the pundits are talking about. More individuals than not either spent more last year or saved more last year—one or the other, but not both. And the chances are a lot of them Just rocked along as usual. H their incomes were higher they could scarcely notice the difference during the short-period the pay check remained in their hands. Too Many' Payment! And it must be a surprise to them to learn that they have a great deal of choice right now In how they spend their money. Having bought all those things last year that their families Just had to have if they were to hold up their heads in the community, many indiviauals are now so busy meeting the payments, getting up the mortgage money and paying the grocer that they haven't much time left in which to think up any partciular tune to call. » It's true that a lot o.' money was spent last 'year—and is being spent this year—and that some of the spending was discretionary. Some eight million' persons bought new cars with at least two colors on the outside and two or three still different hues on the Inside. But many more millions didn't. 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