The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER », 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVK Competition Is Hero Of Living Costs Drop By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — Living costs are the easiest for the year so far — and nicely below last fall's record high point. Abundant harvests get much ol the credit. But competition is the real hero, from the consumer's point of view. Ample supplies of foodstuffs help keep eating costs as low as government price supports and rising processing charges allow. But keen -competition amons food processors, distributors and retailers is the best aid the housewife has when she goes shopping for bargains. Prices of commodities other than foods have varied very little for more than a year, 'the price of the basic metals has tended higher—with nickle bouncing up 4'A cents a pound just this week. All of this puts pressure for higher prices on finished goods that consumers buy. Higher labor costs have the same upward shove. And some consumer goods prices have advanced this fall, especially at the factory level. But, in a number of industries, cut-throat competition among manufacturers has forced them to hold prices— NUMBER, PLEASE?-While still in the middle of his lunch, Gustav, the squirrel, decides to call his girl friend. Just what the happy tidings are is a big 'secret. Gus keeps the reason for his frivolity as well hidden as he does his supply of nuts, buried somewhere in Orebro. Sweden. even to cut them in some cases, to move goods that tended to back up in their warehouses. The same spur of competition has sent manufacturers scurrying to cut costs of production, so as to offset rising labor and material charges. Even when the factory list price has gone up, the price you finally pay, for the product at the store hasn't necessarily budged because competition has been keen this year among retailers too. And the grwtii of the discount houses has put increasing pressure on the markup policies of the old- line stores. The outset o( the Christmas sales season has brought a number of cases where department stores are abandoning their fixed price policies to meet the competition of the discount stores . This, and other retail price-cutting methods—such as disciunts, under-the-counter selling, trade-in allowances—make it possible for the bargain hunter to do better this year than last when shopping for many of the necessities and luxuries of present-day living. Patients' Report CHARLOTTE, N.C. (If) — A woman, stout and easy-going, called at the City Health Department for information. Directed to the Charity Hospitalization Division, she was subjected to intensive quizzing. rrom there she was directed to the maternity section and more questioning. Yes, she could pay some of the expense herself. Then to the deparment clinics for X-rny examinations and routine tests. Came the final stage, and she was placed on a table for pelvic examination. As a physician started probing, the woman pushed aside .the white sheet and announced: "I didn't know you.had to go through with a.11 this to get your little boy's teeth fixed." HONOR AIR SPEEDSTERS—President Eisenhower present! a Harmon Trophy to both Jacqueline Cochran and Maj. Charles E. Yeager, the first man and woman to fly faster than sound, in a brief ceremony at the White House. It was also revealed that Major Yeager had probably flown Russia's MIG jet fighter faster than the Russians ever did. The MIG is probably the one which North Korean pilot Sam Sok No delivered to tire U. S. AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for Ritz & Roxy Program Announcements Oldest lighthouse in the United States is at Sandy Hook, N. J., erected in 1763. 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Admission 15c & 3f>c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature ./ JANET LEIGH-Sli «FREO CLARK -SHEREE NORTH AP«B«W)<FNT mtASt —AND— Solid Taxes GIBRALTAR. Mich. W» — Tills little community stands solid as Its namesake rock these days after villagers voted for Incorporation. The move was designed to reap some 1136,000 In village tuei yearly from a steel company, which Is building a $12 million plant within the town limits. Without • charter, the village would not be eligible to collect the taxes. GEORGE RAFT RANDOLPH SMI GEORGE BRENT JOAN BLONDELL SINNERS HOLIDAY METRO NEWS TUES., WED., & THURS. 'The Best Loved L The Most Honored L SAMUEL GOLDWYN'S THE BEST YEARS] OF OUR LIVES An RKO Ridro Pjctum Kt-rtltus Cartoon "City Kitty" "Bobby, Will You Marry Me When You Grow Up?" "Not Unless You Promise to Send My Shirts to Blytheville Laundry." Men's shirts keep looking like brand-new for months and months and months when we do 'em — because we are so CAREFUL! Try us! You will like our work. CALL 3-4418 LAUNDRY - CLEANERS SO MUCH MORE FOR SO MUCH LESS PARTS SERVICE 112 N. Franklin SNOW TRACTOR CO. Phone 3-8951 The planet Pluto Is about 1,666,000,000 miles from the sun. MOX -THEATRE- On West Main St. In Blythevill* Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen LAST TIMES TONIGHT —AND— ALSO CARTOON TUBS., & WED. Double Feature —AND— Paramount Pr«mnfi ALSO CARTOON This spaet reserved for Blythexille Junior Chamber of Commerei

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