The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 28, 1955
Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1986 BLTTH1TILLI (ARK,)' COURIER NEW! 1955 Business Figures Amaze Businessmen Christmas Trad* It Reported Ai The Best Ever By SAM D4WSON NEW YORK W)—Businessmen busily totting up their final accounts this week itill act a little amazed at how much they produced and sold this year. Merchant! closing their books on a (at Christmas report dollar sales this season topping last year's, sometimes by as much as a fifth. The national average will be a much more modest gain, but in almost all parts of the country Christmas trade was the best ever The railroads addee sharply to iheir earnings in moving these goods around. The Association of American Railroads estimates the carriers will net 915 million dollars after taxes this year, a gain of 34 per cent. Set Record Automobile production set a record and crowded the eight-million- car figure. Steel mills turned out a stagger- in? 116 million tons of the metal to beat its previous record in 1953 by 4'i million tons. The building industry reports Americans spent a record 42 billion dollars for construction of all types. Businessmen put out nearly 281-i billion dollars for new plants and equipment, a gain of H4 billion. The National Machine Tool Builders Assn. reports 900 million dollars worth of new orders in that industry, compared with 590 million the previous year. Electronics producers moved nearly 6'i billion dollars worth of their goods to market. Aluminum mills shipped a record four billion pounds of the metal, a gain of 36 per cent for the year. Americans consumed a record Hi million tons of rubber. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland rounds it up this way: "If the description of business activity In 1955 had to be limited to one word, the most fitting would be Tremendous.'" For the pause that refreshes; get Some Wives Just Don't Understand BISCOE, N. C. (/Pi—Lew Luquire, a textile worker who frequently loses track of time while he's playing golf, promised to return home Monday in time to take his family to • movie, He came in late, »s usual, and sat down to a plate of warmed- over turK«y hash. Dipping into it, he found three well-cooked golf balli, Christmas presents from his wife. Has Something To Scream About SAN DIEGO, Calif. I/P>— A South American horned screamer bird in the San Diego Zoo has something to scream about today. She hu laid two , eggs in three day* K. C. Lint, the zoo curator. s»ys he believes this is the first time a horned screamer has laid eggs in captivity. The screamer has a short, stoui bill, elongated toes scarcely webbed and each of its wings has two spurs The tx> has two, a male and female. They really scream. Reds Step Up Air Activity TAIPEI, Formosa [IP] — Increasingly large formations of Communist MIGs have been flying north of the Mat.™ Islands in the past few days, the official Central News Agency reported. Saturday, it said, 30 MIGs—the largest formation so far—were observed. The agency also reported that two high-speed . Soviet-built Communist torpedo boats came within 3,000 yards of tiny Kaoteng Island, In the Matsu group, Sunday. The honey bee is classified as a domestic insect, and is the only one so known. A New Year of Boating Pleasure For You at BYRUM Implement Co. 118 E. Main Ph. 3-4404 • IOMMON IIMWtm * WtIM 'M MOMU now t to te NI> • MAT* • * coMnm UNI •» MAIINI MMMHMNI Johnson St A HOI*>' s R RIGHT GET THESE AND ' OTHER FINE GIFTS -s WITH TOP VALUE 1 STAMPS Kroger Vacuum Pack Virginia Peanuts 8 oz. Can 37< Kroger Instant Coffee 4 oz. Jar Fine Quality Pimentos 4 oz. Can 15* South Shore Salad Olives J3oz. 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