The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1948 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1948
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MONDAY, MAY 31,1948 BIATHEVTU-E (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS PAGE Business Activity in Arkansas Moving at Faster Pace Than Average tor Whole of the U.S. PAYETTKVILLE, Ark., May 31.—Business activity in Arkansas has fclsen at a. niore rapid rate since 1945 than has the level for the nation during the same period of time, according to a survey covering the period from 1939 through 1947, which was reported this wcclt in the Arkansas Business Bulletin. The Arkansas Business Bulletin is published by the University of Arkansas College of Business Administration under sponsorship of the Commerce Guild. Dr. R. B. Johnson is the editor. Carl Prcur, a senior student In the college, prepared tho composite index of business activity DREIFUS Proudly Announces a Complete Selection of RCSEVILLE POTTERY Atomic Energy Workers Reject Company Offer OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 31. IUP> —Some 900 atomic energy workers were expected to reject a company offer of x 10-cent hourly WIIRC increase today, increasing the llireat of a June 7 strike. Kenneth L. Scott, official of the Atomic Trades ami Uibor Council (AFU. said the union members voted yesterday (o withdraw theli compromise proposul for a 15-cent raise and renew tlielr original demand for a 26-cent hike. The decision made it almost cer tain that they would turn dowi the proposal of the Carbide and Carbon Chemical Corporation in i national labor relations poll Uxtaj ! Carbide anil Carbon operates Ih Oak Ridge National Laboratory her for His government. Gen. Bradley Calls War Dead Victims Df American Indifference, Inaction in Arkansas, which wns used 1 making the comparisons, under In direction of Dr. Johnson. The composite Index of Arkansa- business activity followed rathe closely that of the nation during ', 1939, but as the armament program ' got under way in 1940 Ihe Incomo LONGMEADOW, Mau. May 31. UP)—Gen. Omar N. 'Jradlcy told le nation yesterday lhat the war cad it honored on Memorial day ere partly the victims of Amerian "independence land) shame- ul Inaction," The Army chief of ttaff warned iiat Hie United Stales must never again stoop to half-way measures temporary expedients to "avoid he difficult decissions that come with leadership "(or) Ihe heavy burdens Umt come with defense..." In so many words, Bradley said luls country must be slrong, be resolute In its leadership and never again revert to Isolationism. 'The American people," he said "must put their faith In stable long-range policies—iwlllloal, economic and military—programs that will not be heated and cool with the brightening and waning of tension." Tills npjwarcd to be a thinly- veiled warning gainst being lulled by Russia's recent "peace offensive." Bindley spoke at the burial here expedients, seeking Inoffensive «o- solutlons, dvuuiiliig Hie nation with tin Illusion of security...If w« are to scamper from crisis to crisis fixing principles and policies to Ihe cliunKe ol eiwh day we shall place ourselves suplneLv and helplessly at the meroy of any aKgre-s- soi who inlBhl piny on our public opinion ami dcdmale onr forces at will." Broughton Wins Senate Seat in No. Carolina Race RALEIGH. N. C., May 31. (UP) — J. Melville Bioiiijhion, North Carolina's wartime governor, lodny won a seal In Ihe U.S. Senate In n double victory over incumbent S William 13. tTmstend. Near-complete returns from Saturday's Democratic primary ballot Ing showed thai Droughlon hut ouster) Umslcnd from the Senate l>ost lie iuis held by np[>olniment Vases, Flower Baskets, Candle Holders, Bud Vases, Book-Ends, a beautiful array of Colorful Pottery priced so reasonably you'll want several pieces for your home and for gifts. Open An Account DHEIFUS Meet Ilrv.ifus . . . WEHT llmrnniids :»B \\IST \i\i\ ST. ITQKU IH MEMPHIS, ILTlHtVUU m &1UUUM payments In tlie nation grc\v at u more rapid rate than did the level of business activity in Arkansas. In the latter part of 1941 and throughout all of 1942, however, the level of activity in Arkansas climbed well :,uove that of the nation as u whole, the report icveatcd. ) In 1943. business activity in the • slate dropped tielow the national i-ate and continued to Ing throughout 1044. During 1945. however, business activity in Arkansas remained higher than the national level for most of tho year. Farmers I'rosptr After a brief dip to near the national level late in 1945. the composite index for Arkansas began ris- in above tlie national level again and has continued above the national level since then, Ihe reported showed. •The relatively higher levels of activity in Arkansas, as compared ( with personal incomes in tlie nation ; can be accounted for, in a large measure, by increased prices and outputs for tlie state's chief agrl- cural products." the Bulletin stated. ' 'In the state, total cash receipts from Hie sale of farm products rose i by about 40 per cent (rom 1945 to 19«, while they rose only 18.3 per cent in the same period hi the nation than in 1D45. j A study of business conditions in the stale lor the first quarter of 1948, as compared to the same period of 1947, revealed increased activity In all Indices except three. Building permits in five cltie-S were approximately 00 per cent higher than during the same period a year ago. Other indices were up from about 1 per cent to approximately 15 per cent as compared to a year ago. Decreases were reported, however, in coal production estimates and in lite insurance sales. Timber severed during tlie first two months of 1948 dropped more than 30 per cent from tho same period a year ago. , of Corp. Edward Q. Wllkin, Medal MEMPHIS. Tenn., May II. (UP) —Builders constructing a home for ^8-year-old Cleve W. Smith speeded ip their work today. Smlth't family of lliree was doubled suddenly yesterday. Hb wile gave birth to triplets. Th« Firestone live pliuvl employu & been living In a one-room ipnrlment with Ills wllo and two- year-old son. He's afraid It will be a bit crowded now. When X-rays showed lhat a multiple birth was likely, Smith prevailed on a Memphis construction company to get a home ready (or him. Now th* work la going full Wast, Dr. Olenn H. Wllllami aald the mother and babies—two boys and i Blrl—»re doing fine. since the death of the inte Sen. Joslrth llalloy In December, 1&46. Umstcnd conceded defeat early yesterday. Read Courier New* Want Ads. Soviets Seeking Agreement with U.S., Byrnes Says .ROCK HII-U 8. O., May SI. (UP) —Former Secretary ol Slate James F. Hyrncs believes Umt Russia's recent pence-talk overtures mean thnt the Soviets "now wish to reach an agreement with Us." aking to Wrnthrop College graduates here yesterday, Byrne.i said thai "in any event, we can talk with them." "II lias always teen my belief," lie said, "Umt the Soviets, In their policy of expansion, will go Just u far as Iho democracies permit them to so." When the Russians conclude that they can go no further without fighting, the former slate secretary Mill] they will abandon their "war of nerves" and seek ft settlement. "l)y Ilili llino, they should conclude lhat vvo Imvo no nerves they can shatter," Byrnco sa,id. He callctt Premier Josef 8lalln'« technique or carrying on American Soviet diplomacy through new •cnrlce* and praadtnttel Harold Staueo and ~ 'in bad tMt*.' "But in any can talk with He warned that ta talk*" we'ihould viet record M to pranlMa and the tack of "the .old Indian who said: Tool m» ocx*, ibu you; fool me twice, (bam* on Alligator turtle., althouch les* can bite a broooittiek tai with one crunch of their NOW! • i at FOUNTAINS! Everywhere! j of Honor winner, who was killed hi Germany less than » month before the Nazi surrender. "Tilts lad we burled today is partly the victim of your folly,". BriwUey said, "lie Is Hie victim of •• your folly and the roily of nil peucclovhig people who turncil Ihplr backs on Ihe Ills of the world. For at the very lime those aggressors at whose hnnds he met his death conspired against the i>eacc of the world, we blinded ourselves to (heir threats and by shameful inaction countenanced their starting attask." 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