The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 24, 1956
Page 8
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PAQE FOUKTIDN (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1936 2 More Corporations Join Ranks of 'Big Businesses By SAM DAWSON NEW YOBK (AP) — The biggest businesses continue to grow. Today there are two port American corporations than a year ago that report their total assets as in excess of one With "nil 1 thro* •Kceplions the lengthening list shows assets valued higher today than a OFF GUARD-TWO Papal Swiss Guards relax oil duty playing plM-pong intheir colorful Renaissance uni orms in red and JSlow stripes. Ttw guards are quartered m a wing or the Apocrtote palace in Vatican Citar. ^_ WATCH REPAIR WotefiM Cleaned and Adjusted . CMM Polished to Look Like New . AN Work Guaranteed PAT O'BRYANT Main & Second Phone 3-3261 HAIL-HAIL-HAIL Take Hie heartache out of hailstorm ilnnmgc — Insure ftfalmt crop low or diumitfi! by hull and fire. See or Phone Us Now (Mote) (Mac) DANIELS-WILLIAMS INS. 106 8. Second St. Phones 3-3548 BlylhevlHc, Arkunstis COMPLETE INSURANCE COVERAGE FARM AND COMMERCIAL LOANS In all, 34 industrial, railroad and utility companies report themselves in the bigger than one billion dollar class. There are 17 hanks in the country whose resources top the billion-dollar mark. Thirteen insurance companies and three finance companies are also in the list. Of the 34 nonfinancial corporations, 23 reported their 1955 sales volume topped a billion. In addition, 10 companies whose assets are below the billion-dollar line report their total sales as topping the one billion. They are in the food distribution, meat packing, retailing, rubber and tobacco fields. Be41 Lead* Ust Looking only at the 34 industrial- transportation and utility giants and ignoring the financial institutions whose resources are of a different kind, you'll find the Bell Telephone System leading the list as usual with its total assets carried in the annual reoprt 1-Hi billion dollars. An older method of accounting, used by most corporations, would put AT&T assets at more than 18 billion. Next on the list is Jersey Standard Oil with seven billions and General Motors with more than .six billions. Three carry their assets at more than ' three billion — U.S. Steel, Pennsylvania Railroad and DuPont. In the more than two but less than three billion class, in order of size ,are: New York Central, Ford, Socony Mobil Oil, Indiana Standard Oil, Pacific Gas & Electric, Gult Oil, The Texas Co., and Sotuhern Pacific. Seven Lower Seven companies lie between 1!£ and 2 billion: Bethlehem Steel, Consolidated Edison of New York, General Electric. California Standard Oil, Commonwealth Edison ol Chicago, Sears Roebuck and the Santa Fe Railway. From there on, in descending order, the billion-dollar list includes: Union Pacific, Union Carbide, Chrysler, Humble Oil a Jersey affiliate, American Gas & Electric, WesUnghousc Electric, Baltimore & Ohio, Sinclair Oil, Shell Oil, Phillips Petroleum, Cities Servicp. International Harvester and Aluminum Co. of America. International Harvester is rejoining the group after a temporary absence. Alcoa is a newcomer. The three companies showing a sllKht drop in total assets in their Litest reports are Pennsylvania Rail Road, Westing ho use and B&O. Horrimon Vetoes New Liquor Bill ALBANY, N. Y. W—Gov. Avercll Harrlman has vetoed a bill which, in effect, would have prohibited bartenders from refusing to serve alcoholic beverages to persons they considered "apparently" intoxicat- . The la* now In effect says that bartenders must not—and need not —serve drinks to persons "actually or apparently" intoxicated. The bill the governor vetoed would have changed the word "or" to "and." An Associated Press dispatch Saturday erroneously stated that Harrlman had signed the bill. The measure, sponsored by As- BREAKS OF LIFE-"P=Pper" has had a couple of bad breaks in his 11-month-old lifetime, in Minneapolis, Minn. But he has •managed to stand up under them. The pup, half toy terrier and half Chihuahua, broke one leg while playing. After it was set in a crutch-like cast, Pepper fell otf a sofa and broke the other. The vet again obliged. Pepper still can chase his owner's pet pigeon on all fours. But when he gets tired, he struts around on his hind legs. Llederkrnnz cheese Is made only In Van Wert, Ohio. An apprentice in a cheese factory accidentally discovered the formula for a tangy, s o f t-ripening cheese and named it Llederkranz in honor of a Ne\v York singing society which It first was .served. Honeymooners Won Trip But Don't Know It SHREVEJORT. La. </T> — Newlyweds Bill and Louise Harrison have a free honeymoon from here out — if they can be found. The Harrisons were married Sunday and took off in their new car for Florida, with stops scheduled nt Natchez, Miss., and Fensacola before reaching West talm Beach. A Shreveport department store announced yesterday that the bride has won a contest entitling her to an all-expense four-day trip to New York. Learning of the marriage, the firm threw in a place for the groom, a 23-year-old life insurance agent. 'Weatherball' Turned On; Says Colder Weather ST. LOUIS HI — A Ini-Re neon "\voatherball" perched liQO feut above downtown St. Louis last night flashed its first forecasts over a 10-mile radius. The .sphere wn.s n brilliant blue in its first showing, meaning "colder weather expected." It flushed on and off, indicating precipitation — rain, snow or hail, depending on the season. A red glow' means warmer temperatures and green signals no change. The device revolves atop the Gene nil American Life Insurance Co. buikliiif,. WHEN IT'S A DAY TO CELEBRATE... 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