The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1946 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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TUESDAY, DKCEMBKR 10, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Pre-Chrislmas Shoppers Busy Sales Point to Record For Nation, Survey In Key Cities Shows Hy United Press Tlie nation was engaged today in the biggest Christmas shopping irce in history. Officials of big department stores a score of cities reported that early pre-Yule sales had jumped 20 to 30 per cent above last year. Business was half again as great a s in the last prewar year. With 14 more shopping days remaining, layers mobbed department stores, women's shops, .sport- Si]:' goods and electrical appliance .stores, intent on buying hundreds of items available in limited quantities for the first ti.-.e in five years. Prices vnrierl on all types of i;itts, with electrical goods, lingerie, bicycles and home fmnishiiiRs lip considerably over pre-war levels. Many other items, particularly non-steel toys, books and games, showed little change. In the toy department, clerks sold all the electrical trains, tricycles, . wagons arid erector s cts they could lay their hands on. Durable goods, such as radios, electric irons and toasters disappeared as fast as they appeared on the counters. Ij.' But nylon hose, and men's shirts and pajamas were as liard-to-gct a* ever. The trend, as indicated by representative cities: New Orleans—Gross sales expected to surpass $40.000,000 in city's How Rocket Plane Compares fAGE NINK Constellation Clipper t hr.. 27 min British Gloucester twin-jet, Meteor miles between Indianapolis 'iiul Washinslun.' The XS-1 actually bus a ningc of only a little over 100 miles, can operate onlv 4.3 minutes under full power. greatest shoj;pinr« spree. • Dallas, TCX.—Chamber of Commerce officials said sales to Uec. 1 were 31 per cent higher than last year, with particular demand for sheets, pajamas and "practical" goods. Philadelphia—Board of trade estimated Christmas shopping running 10 to 50 per cent ahead of l9-\b despite increases it) prices. Hartford, conn,—Retail associations predicted Connecticut residents had $22.000,000 saved for holiday buying and were not. heing deterred by higher prices. Chicago—Volume sales running 20 pel' cent over last year, and described by one department store official as "appreciably greater ibflll. hi any year of our history. 1 ' Buffalo, N. V.—Merchants report sales at record highs, expect- ed to reacli $20,000.000 to $25.000.000. Pittsburgh—Dollar volume up » per cent over war years with sale, 1 ; expected to exceed $25,000.000 spent last year. Colorado Man Again Heads Athletic Union • SAN ANTONIO, Tox. De'.'. 10. <U1 J >—WilUird i.. Cireim of Denver. Colo., began his third term as president of the National Amutenr Athletic Union today us the organization continued clearing the decks for the 1348 Olympic games. Cireim. an insurance executive, was re-elected by the 58th annual A. A. U. convention at its (limi session yesterday. Although slren- iious opposition io |,is rnudldncy has been anUeipateil, hi.s name was the only cmJ presented to tlie convention, and. it present custom «' electing a president to four terms is adhered to. ho may tilso be expected to se:ve through lite Olympic year. The convention ulso gave unun- (111011.1 aj.'iiioi-a! to t.iic selection of Omaha, Nehr., as the convention city for ;;n. preparations, and deride:! that hard practice was the only n.cthod. The leimis must be named by Pec. lli. I'.-iie was expected to choose Jack Kramer, Flunk Parker Eclnoeder and Tom uio'.vu. For Australia, defender of the cup, 11 probably will to nromwiuh, Adrian CJnisi. Dinny puii.s and Colin Ling. f Brings MIGHTY FAST Long-lasting Relief In COUGHS Jue to RUB ON CHEST COLDS Place Your Orders NOW For * Christmas Ducks, Geese TURKEYS Amoririui l.nrly Foods PICKARD'S Plums 20.13 HIM CliickiiHitwl)ii U. S. Davis Cup Teain Gets in Much Practice MEl.BCUHNE, Australia. Dec. 10. < UP)—American Onyis Cup tennis players turned too intensive practice today after non-playing Captain Walter pale admitted he was disappointed with the U. S. showing in the victoria tournament. John Bromwich svon the singles crown by disposing of Cinrdnur Mullo.v and then Ted Schroeticr. and Australians took the doubles over an American team. Pate said he had hoped the U. S. players would be farther advanced in tneir I Chiropractic for Health >; Hours 9 to 12 and 2 to 6 I DR. TORSTEN LINDQUIST 5: Ncuro Calometer Service I Guard Bldg.,209ViW. Main I Phone 3170, BlytheviHe, Ark. jf ^sxxxxxxxx^xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxiio^xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'** ... WHERE YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT DOLLARS GO FURTHER! YES! TIRE BUYERS DEMAND MORE QUALITYKBPTEWR No new fire ever treated demand in our store like the return of GENERAL WITH EVERYTHiNG YOU r VE WAITED FOR Vi Quiet Running of Straight, free-rolling ribs w Quick-stopping safety of "action-traction" Safer extra mileage of ^--if more natural rubber { Blowout protection of extra carcass strength COSTS MORE . . . WORTH MORE GENERAL ODINGER TIRE COMPANY r — General Tires and Tubes Exclusive Blytheville Deale »'-J . 3fc ,a» 41 6 East Main Street Phone 2201 POLISHING HEAD SALEI 7.50 WARDS PRtSSURt SAUCEPAN 10?? TheS-in-l "Hn;irfy-Hend." Grinds, polishes, wire-brushes, buffs, drills. Jacobs hand-tit* chuck lakes drills up to J4". Torrineton needle bearinEs. Heavy cast alunntium . . .simple to use. Closes steam-tight with a quarter-turn. Cooks foods in. Vi the ordinary time; saves vitamins, minerals, etc, With rack. EASY-TO-MOUNT BIKE SPEEDOMETER Mounts on handlebars and works off the front wheel! Checks speeds up to SO m.p.h. Mileage indicator reads to 999 and then repents. Sec il now ... at Wards. HEATPROOF GLASS COm« MAKER 145 Voji can't help brewing delt- cioiis; rlcar coffee in * modern gl^ss coffee maker! Cool plastic handle, heatproof glass, 8-cup »ize. A useful, ever-welcome gift! THE "SCOUTS f FISHING KIT f Everything a youngster need* catch fish. Sturdy rod, snellcd hooks, assorted pluck plenty of line, and sinkers. Thi CubFiihing Kit.....'...1.9* WARDS BEHER HEATING PAD 6 a Low. medium and high heats,' automatically controlled to stay "at temperature, set. Permanent Colton Flannelette cover, extra water-repellent slip, 9-ft. cord. 32-Page Pidure-StOry Book::: Bf

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