The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1954 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 6, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MOVDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1954 American Toy Market Is Ready for Its Billion-Dollar Christmas Time Splurge By SAM DAH'SON * NEW YORK (AP) — Santa's pack may hold a billion dollars worth of toys this Christmas for the first time. The new accent this year is on do-it-yourself toys. Prices are thoroughly scrambled,'but only in rare cases higher than There seems little doubt that line stores has heightened the com- there'll be more toys than ever petition, and increased store Knlfl this vear to doting parents I traffic. «nd uncles-the only question is | Association spokesmen say the hat effect price cutting here and group has taken no official stand hat eneci pmc ... b ^ th( _ question of "fair trade"— a legal device for maintaining the IlHl CJ1C*.* f*..~w D there will have on the final retail dollar sales total. Half Billion The Toy Manufacturers Assn. of the U.S.'A. reports today thai wholesale sales of toys this year to stores will be between 500 and 550 million dollars, against last year's previous record ol 450 million. In past years this would be translated into retail sales to consumers at a billion dollars or more. Last week widespread toy promotions by stores—notably some :ity department stores plagued manufacturer's listed retail price on his branded products. Some ol its members fair-trade their toys, but the majority do not, the association says. That High Birthrate Some stores are reporting delays In deliveries on late orders, and the association predicts a complete cleanout of stocks this year. Many stores had large inventories of toys left over last year, and were hesitant about ordering until Dig CIVy QCIKU UU^Il^ aluii-.T |ji"fc,<>^" by competition of discount houses 1!Ue —drew crowds to toy counters but scrambled the retail markup figures across the nation. Begin Early Toy promotions have started earlier this year, and the war between discount houses and the old- The continuing high birthrate )s the toy manufacturer's chief Joy. Frederick W. Doepke, president of the association, says there are Ifl'/a million children under 5 this year, four million I ago. more than 10 years CRAZY CUSTOM—Demonstrating what he calli MI old Spuntib Juttom, Michael Malnwarlng-Bvani pouii wine onto nil forehead from « decanter, and lets It trickle down his now into hl« mouth. Thl exhibition took place at a London, England, party celebrating hk Jorthcoming marriage to Corlotln Solsona. The gue«U wort Elizabethan costumflB. DRIVES RAILWAY INTO ACTION-The railroad anally agreed to haul Joe I'ittman's surplus grain away. Ihe Liberal, Kan, elevator operator piled the grain on the around until two lail lelecranh wires were broken and the tracks were almost buried. Pmman piled some 00,000 bushels of millet beside the elevator when railroad ofllclols said there were no cars available to move it College Role Is Lamente BOSTON UP) — President Abrnm TJ. Sachar of Brancieln University says today's college president must devote so much energy to finding financial support that "the tin cup Is replacing the cup and gown." "Increasingly," he told friends of Brandols nl a dinner last night, "the Impression of him which is evoked In the public mind is . . . the high-class mendicant, the public relations Impresario. ". . . Because our education institutions arc Insecure, we divert the magnificent potentialities ol our ablest men Into the task of promoting and salesmanship." Misplaced Industry MOL1NE. III. Ml — A new manufacturing Plant set up In a rural area has been annoyed by n more primitive type of Industry. Bea- High Cost Of Curing Cited SALT LAKE CITY UP) — Rep Walter H. Jlldd R-Minn, a physician himself, says the country wll turn to socialized medicine because of the high cost of private medlcn care, unless American medical associations "police" their member physicians better. "If the doctors of the nation will cooperate by keeping fees down.' he said, "socialized medicine will never be necessary. If they do not, the people will demand government-controlled medicine in an effort to gain more care lor move people, even though such care would be mediocre." vers have felled several trees near the plant, one of which damagec n car in the parking lot when I fell. Great names make great gifts! People and time make a name great. And no whiskey has ever achieved the esteem of so many millions for so long a time as Seagram's 7 Crown. That Is why this Christmas — and every Christmas —it is America's greatest gift whiskey. W. Give SEAGRAM-DISTILLERS COMPANY, NEW YORK CITY. BLENDED WHISKEY. 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