The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
Page 9
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Yule Shopping Starts; Record Is Anticipated Booming Business Enters Final Month Of Biggest Year By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus takes over today as business moves into the final month of what's sure to be its biggest year. In December emphasis is always on retail trade. One fourth of the entire year's sales volume will be done between now and Christmas. But that doesn't mean that many manufacturing industries will be taking time off this year. The industrial output pace is expected to keep on , saining. And by the first of the year the nation's total output of goods and services may nudge the 400 billion dollar a year mark for the first time in history. Many companies and some of the most important industries will be hampered more by lack of capacity than by any decline in the steel and auto industries. The railroads are slowed more by lack of enough freight cars than anything else. Material Is Problem Other industries, particularly those using metals, report their chief problem now is material t l shortages or delays in deliveries from metal producers. There is wide belief that December will see many companies still striving, with only moderate success, to build up Inventories. Some are betting that the Federal Reserve Board's index of industrial production, which hit a record 142 in September and October, will push to 144 this month, helped in part by this urge to build Inventories. The index uses the 1947-49 output average as its base of 100. Retail trade starts the month off with a bang.Sales volume is already at least 7 per cent higher. than a year ago. Most merchants I think this year's Christmas trade | will top last year's by 10 per cent, j Cqbbie Admits Rape Slaying Of Eight-Year-Old SPRINGFIELD, 111. Dec. 1 I/ft— j police said today a cab driver ad- j mitted the rape-slaying of an 8-; year-old Canton, 111., girl. James Christensen, superintendent of the Illinois State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, said that Unyd Mier, 29, also of Canton, signed a statement admitting the slaying of Janice May last Saturday. The girl's stripped and beaten body was found hidden among some upended railroad cars. Christensen said Miller signed the statement after hours of questioning since his arrest in Danville | Monday night. He had steadfastly! denied any connection with the slay-' Ing. Miller, who has been held on a technical charge of grand larceny In connection with the taking of a cab from Canton to nearby Pekin. was not charged immediately with the rape-slaying. Sidewalk TV To Aid Travelers LOS ANGELES (/P)—A hotel executive says sidewalk television receivers and transmitters will allow tired, dusty travelers of the future to register at a hotel without get- <!ng out of their cars. "It will no longer be necessary for prospective patrons to look for a parking space before going in a hotel to make inquiries," Tom L. Powell, president of the American Hotel Assn., said yesterday. Sidewalk TV will be installed by hotels throughout the nation, said Powell, owner of the Plaza, San Antonio, Tex. SEMO AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL—The Pemiscot County Agricultural Extension Council, chosen to guide the county extension service, was elected at Caruthersville. Members of the council are (left to right): B. T. Owens, Warden, chairman; Mrs. Bernard Brockett, Portageville, vice chair- T. A. (Doc) Haggard, Steele, board member. Not pictured are Mrs. G. R. Henderson, Portageville, secretary, and Issac McKay, Cooter, board member/ (Photo Dy Sanders) COAL PRODUCERS Since 1800. Pennsylvania has pro- uced almost 30 per cent of the bituminous coal mined in the United States, with West Virginia accounting for another 20 per cent. Mean elevation of the North American continent is 2,000 feet Africa's is 1900 feet. HIGHEST LIGHT Highest light maintained by the United States Coast Guard is on top of the island of Lehua, Hawaiian Islands. This light is 707 feet above the level of the sea. GG.'."—That's what you might call this working TV receiver with a three-inch screen. It's owned by the Howard Squires family/in Cleveland, Ohio. They keep it as a reminder of the "old days" of televiewing. Giving you an idea of the smallness of the screen is five-year-old Jerry Squires, who says he has to stand up close to recognize his favorite cowboy heroes. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbord Hardware Phone 2-2«15 WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! HUBBARD HARDWARE BLACK & WHITE STOR We're loaded with Christmas values for everyone on your list! Men's 79e T-SHIRTS Firmly-knit, pre-shrunk cotton in white only. E\tra full cut sizes S-M-L. ' 2 FOR 1 00 Jr. Boys'$1.00 FLANNEL SHIRTS Soft, warm flannel Is Sanforized-shrunk. Col- qrful plaids or prints- will not fade in wash. Well -' made to take plenty of hard wear. Sizes 2 to 6, 77 C Men's Heavy UNION SUITS Long sleeves, anhle- leiigtu one-piece style. Ribbed knit for snuff, comfortable flt. 12- pound weight is extra warm. White or ecru colors. Sizes S6 to 46. $177 I Reg. $1.98 Doz. Birdseye Diapers First quality! Blrdseye- wovcn cotton is soft, strong, absorbent. Full 27 inches square. Limit of 2 dozen to a customer. $ 1 58 Doz. White Muslin PILLOW CASES Type 130 muslin — Smooth, soft, strong. Wide, carefully-stitched hems. 42"X36" size. $100 4 FOR I Reg. 69c First Quality NYLON HOSE Sheer 51-gauge, 15 denier! Flattering; new shades: blush amber, carmel beige or red fox. Sizes 8& to II. Sorry, limit of 3 pairs to a customer. 50 c Pr TRIPLE CHIt<M£ PIM£ EXCLUSIVE WESTINGHOUSE G/AMT 6 Q7.SUS GLEAMING CHROME FINISH Guaranteed by Good Housekeeping I (VELAYNQ UOIDTIfil NEW MUMS, LA. Men's Sanforized Broadcloth PAJAMAS Sell day-in and day-out for S2.98! Colorful blazer stripes or nil-over prints. Trousers have wide elastic waistband, gripper snap 1 fasteners. Sizes A, B, C, D. $*>00 2 Chenille BED SPREADS Special! Better-quality thick fluffy spreads In gorgeous deigns and colors. Solid color spreads with raised sculptured patterns or with multicolor center designs Full double-bed or twin-bed sizes. scoo 5 Men's Cotton SPORT SOCKS Values to 55c pr.! Ar- gylc patterns, novelty designs. Strong elastic tops. Sizes 10 to 13. 3 PRS. 99 C Beautifully Boxed Embroidered Towel Sets or Embroidered Pillowcases 2 in a box— Ready to give! Each $159 1 Reg. lOc and 25c Cards BUTTONS Each <nrd has 2 to 6 buttons on it! Assorted styles, Mies, colors. Santa Claus Special! 1 c CARD Girls' Crisp, Rustling TAFFETA SLIPS A full skirt to make her dresses stand way out! KlastlciMd waist lo III perfectly! Exquisite nylon lace at the top! Pink, aqua, or blue. Sl7.cs I! to 14. Extra special value! $100 1 The Season's Top Values Await Thrifty Early Xmas Shoppers! Terms As Low as V\ SHOP THE TOWN... BUT YOU WONT FIND A FINER SELECTION OF STANDOUT VALUES AT SAVINGS SUCH AS THESE! .^ ^} WADE FURNITURE CO. "Trade With Wade and Sore" Phone 3-3122 112 W. Main

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