The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 6, 1955
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1955 RI.YTHEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Public to Have More Money to Spend in 1955, Experts Claim By SAM DAtt'SON NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-billion-dollar blue chip has been tossed into the guessing game over the chances of good times continuing through summer and fall. Govermcntal Jugglers of statis- 1 tics say Americans are likely to have that much more money to spend this year than last — If the present record annual rate of increase In total personal Income Is maintained. Businessmen and economists have been trying of late to guess whether the present fast clip of industrial and trade activity can , . One school of thought holds that the increase in purchasing power which the seven-bilHon-dollar increase in personal Income indicates will keep the ball rolling. The more cautious, however, think that a summer slowdown is Inevitable and that the trend In the fall can't be sighted clearly as yet. Doubts center particularly on the three highest-stepping Industries of the moment— automobiles, construction and steel. The stock market reflects this uncertainty — not over the spring, where all looks blooming, but over the fall, where doubts cloud the future. The Commerce Department's report that personal income rose In February to an all-time high of 292 Vi billion dollars it an annual rate will cheer the bullish. The amount undoubtedly rose still higher In March, and April shows early signs of being as good or better. The optimistic argue that since taxes are about the same level this year as last almost air the increase will be carried over into greater purchasing power. In February 1B53, personal income was seven billion lower than this February, and still declining. Personal Income in April ol l&st year touched the recession loW of 284'/i billion dollars. Most of the rise this year has been in wages and salaries, and largely in factory payrolls of the durable goods industries. The cautious are wondering how WINNER—Danny Bourland. son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Bourland of the Lost Cane community, won first place in the Mississippi County Future Farmers ol America speaking contest at Blytheville last wee!: and will enter the district meetinf at Arkansas State College April 8. He is vice president of the sophomore class and was named star farmer'of the Manila FFA chapter recently. much of the present buying may be in form of borrowing from the future. They argue the time musl come when the demand for 1955 cars Is satisfied, when consumers on time as even the increased factory payrolls can cover. They fear that time may coincide with the usual summer vacation time slump in industrial activity. Then the momentum could be in the other direction. , But as of today those seven bil lions of added spending dollars look pretty bright. OSCEOLANEWS By Bettyt Nelle Starr Mrs. Harold Jones, organlat at First MethodLst Church, was In Brinkley last weekend and gave an organ recital Thursday evening »t First Methodist Church. The Cotorie Club of Brinkley KooiVEN? ALUMINUM AWNINGS CALL NOW PW 3-4293 FOR FREE ESTIMATE SMITH AWNING CO. 1V1 •. Tint sponsored the recital. The McDo well music club of Brfnkley was guest of the Cotorie Club for Mrs Jones' presentation. During Intermission. Charles B Malham, student at chrlstiar Brothers College In Memphis, nans several numbers and was accompanied by Miss Joan Leland of Chattanooga. Friday Mr«. Jone« was a »pecla. guest at ths McDowell Club meeting. Mr. Jones and their daughter Ethel-Mae, drove over to BrinUej Friday afternoon to return Mrs. Jones home on Saturday. The Presbyterian Women of the Church met Monday afternoon with Mrs. Dick Cromer, Mrs.. H. E. Phillips and Mrs. 8. W. Bowker as hostesses. Twenty - thret members were present. Mrs. R. C. Bryan, Mrs David Laney and Mr«. Harold Ohlendorf had charge of the program During the social hour the hos- tessw served a dessert course. Percy Allan, who underwent surg ery it Btptlst Hospital In Memphis lut week, came home today. ALL WEATHER PROTECTION YEAR ROUND SERVICE V*Mtil«t*d AWNINGS • COVIRINGS rot fvf*r rrn g/ . RATIOS I /" r//^<8 K^Rfc >>. K3 AIL-ALUMIHUM Ka«)y*nl V.mllortJ f~' < "^P*'^^ U ^mS^& "' Awnlftff *r« dtllfficd lof •ll-itat**, I | tll-n*orhtr i«fvlt«. Th«y prat«ct PI«OI« i*nd FJtEC color booh I* t on I I wlntrr kl«rt> . . . brvrldt *tr> cooled comFod. Th*y'r« O.t compM* ri*taHi NOW! PHONE, »r MAIL COUEOM TOPAT Kooiv«nl V«ntilaf*d Algmfnur* Awn I no*. J _S.itw_ SMITH AWNING CO. Phoni 3-4293 113S. First Prison Inmate Is Very Much Alive CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark LP—Supt. Lee Henslee of the state prison farm here wants the family of convict George Riley to krnnv that the prisoner is very much alive. Henslee said yesterday that a Negro funeral home at Jonesboro had sent a telegram to the larm inquiring about Rlley's body. "He's just about as alive as anyone can be," said Henslee. "He's working every day as a houseboy for one ol our employes." The prison superintendent said he had learned that Rlley's mother recently made arrangements for the convict's funeral with the Jonesboro funeral home. "The funeral home told me that Rlley's mother htid been informed that he tried to escape and was shot to death." said Henslee. "There's nothing to that report." Riley. 60, is serving five years for burglary and grand larceny. He was sentenced from Cvslghaad County. Good Reason MOLINE, HI. U) — A woman called police to say she was hungry. She snid her boy friend forced his way into her apartment and took her dog, some bedclothes — and her teeth. Salary Bill Unconstitutional LITTLE ROCK Jl — A new net fixtnK Hie salaries ol sis Crawford County officials was held to be unconstitutional yesterday by Ally. Geri. Tom Gentry. Gentry held thai since the 1055 StomjckUprw Gtt fast, soothing rtlielwith PERCY MEDICINI legislative act affected only Crawford County it violated the state Constitution's prohibition against locnl legislation. The opinion went to County Assessor W. O. Bnss, Bass had asked If the new Itiw, or a general salary act passed by the Legislature,' ftp- piled to the county officials. The disputed bill fixed the salaries of the sheriff, county judge, circuit clerk, county clerk, treasurer and nsaetsor of Crawford County, Rend Courier News Classified Ads. To bread fish (lllels or chops for frying-, try dipping them first In undiluted evaporated milk, then rolling In bread or cracker crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper. WHY MORE? 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Slnle Buicks 4-Door Riviera rpuns brand-new kind of automobile—the _|_ sensation of all the Auto Shows this year —is now rolling off the Buick assembly lines in volume numbers. That's the first news. And the second is just as wonderful —this dramatic new model is very definitely everything that eager buyers hoped it would be. For the 4-Dqor Riviera is the first "hardtop" ever available with separate doors for rear- seat passengers—plus rear-compartment room big as a Buick-size family sedan. It comes breezing in with all the low-lined sweep and wide open visibility of Buick's original 2-Door Riviera— and luxurious new spaciousness in its full-length 4-door body. With windows down, no posts appear for the rear doors, and you get a completely unobstructed view at both sides. "Yon find rear doors are hinged at their front edges to swing wide and free, and assure easy entrance and exit. And you'll find legroom, headroom and hip- room extra-generous both front and rear — with interiors tailored in fabrics and patterns specially reserved for the 4-Door Riviera. Best of all, this new Buick beauty comes off the line in both the low-price SPECIAL Series and the high-powered CENTURY Series, So you can pick your 4-Door Riviera with the potent performance of a 188-hp or 236-hp Buick V8 engine—the swift getaway and gas saving of Variable Pitch Dynaflow* — the velvet stride of the Million Dollar Ride — the long list of Buick bonus features at no extra cost— and all at "great buy" prices that have helped move Buick into A merica's "Big Three" of best sellers. But —better come sec us about the 4-Door Riviera now. With all-out production—and a prompt order —this newest excitement in cars will be yours that much sooner. •Djitaflriai Drii'l il llanJard un Roadmilttr, o/>lioral ft ixtn coll on nlher Semi. 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