The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1956 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 9, 1956
Page 16
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BLYTmviLLE (ARK,) COURIER KEWf MONDAY, APRIL J, 1906 JfEW CAR SERVICE Is tlw big point In new deal for dealers. New Deal for Car Dealers Should Aid Buyers, Too By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — What's good for General Motors dealers is good for America's automobile buyers. Same goes for Ford, Chrysler, Studebaker-Packard and American Mortors dealers and their customers. A major change which car manufacturers are making in franchise contracts to appease irritated dealers will also benefit car owners. ,K is the car makers' new agreement to- shoulder 100 per cent o] the cost of making a new car meel Its guarantee, or "warranty." Ford and GM have already announced this policy and the rest of tbe industry wiH follow, according to reports. Previously GM paid for only 65 per cent of warranty work. Other makers had about the same arrangement. The factory pays for parts. "A» a result warranty work Would be tackled only after non- warranty work was finished in my service department," a dealer admits frankly. On< typical West Coast dealer reports that recently 70 to 80 per cent of the .time of his sedvice department was on warranty work. He said it cost him about $80 per car to prepare it for delivery and that another $30 worth of mechanics' time was taken up on work which should have been done at the factory. Ever since last year's production race began dealers have been complaining that the cars they receive practically have to be rebuilt. Customer Irritation with new cur troubles has reached such a ponk tile whole auto industry is, worried But the new franchise warninty clause should strike at a major cause of this trouble. Cur makers, as well as dealers, agree that making" the manufacturer solely respon- sible for a car's warranty will automatically tighten inspection at the factory, In other words it wiH be to the factory's advantage to make sure that a car is in perfect condition before sending it to the dealer. Experts claim that the warranty clause will cost the factories "a huge sum," both "in payments to dealers and In improved inspection. GM president Harlow Curtice admits that "it's one of the most important economic changes," in the new dealer contracts. * * • A Midwest dealer says that the clause is equivalent to cutting $100 off the wholesale price of a car. An expert says that it will save dealers from having to make major expansions in their service departments. "With a dealer's service facilities freed from some of the recent heavy burden of warranty work he will be able to give regular service customers satisfactory work," he says. A spokesman for a group of dealers claims that the warranty clause will also eliminate a vicious practice "which some chiseling dealers" have adopted. Thnl Is: dday- ing warranty work until the war- rnnty time is past. PAINTER Samuel P 1 . B. Mora , invento. of the telegraph, wns' a pointer of distinction and was first president of the Notional Academy of Design at New York City. Rend Courier News Classified Atls Our expert dry cleaner will take over your heavy Spring Rug; Cleaning and give your rugs a fresh new look. You'll love our prompt and thorough service, MYCEL Dry Cleaning and moderate prices! PEERLESS DRY CLEANERS BlyrhevilU, Ark. Julie London Picks Up Pieces of Her Career Bf BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Foi seven years, Julie London played the role of wife of TV star Jack Webb and mother of his children. Then suddenly her world fell apart. Jack and Julie were divorced and she ended up with a large share of his "Dragnet" millions But money wasn't everything. Unsettled "I was unsettled," she recalls. "I Uiinlt anybody would be if the way they had been living for seven years wan suddenly upset." She complained of her restlessness to Bobby Troup, leader of a jaze combo and her constant com panion since the divorce. "You need to go to work," he replied .He tried to persuade her to try a singing career. She re^ Antelopes Hog The Headlines BALTIMORE Wl — The nilgai herd at the Baltimore zoo, antelope immigrants from the Indian subcontinent, seems to know how to grab local publicity. One of the female antelopes gave birth to a 4-pound youngster over the weekend — just In time for the 30th anniversary of the zoo's charter. Earlier this year, twin births were recorded on New Year's day and leap year's day. sisled. Be/ore her marriage to Webb, she had been a contrac player with various studios, bu she hadn't sung since she had been a teen-ager. > Booked Her One night she and Troup were in an intimate Sunset Strip nitery "If I ever cio .sing In a club, I'c like a place like this," she commented. He forced the issue by booking her into the place, open ing eight weeks later. She had to hurry, but she made the opening date. And a whole new career started to blossom foi her. Out of the engagement came an offer to record for Liberty records. She put the budding company on the map with her "Cry Me A Riv^ er," which sold 800,000 records. Her album, "Julie Is Her Name," was the No. I seller for five weeks and 'has been among the top 10 for months. In Films Several other night club engage She Won't Forget GREEN BAY, Wis. Ml — Tony 'zernickl of Milwaukee, after rolling a perfect game of 300 in the state bowling tournament here, accepted the congratulations of his friends and remarked: "The only thing that worries me is that ,1 told my wife I'd quit if I ever bowled a perfect game. I'm afraid she'll remember." mcnts followed, and now Julie Is resuming her film career. She Is playing an important sequence In "The Great Man." She portrays an alcoholic singer who is inter, viewed for a memorial program to a top radio emcee who had been killed in an auto crash. Director- star Jose Ferrer reported she mis doing great work. What does the future hold, for her? "No more night clubs," she said "They were great for getting my career started. But now I want to stick to records and pictures." 8EK YOUR Oome In and ROCKET 'ROUND THE BLOCK iot >>OUND THI TOWN If YOU LIKE!) 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