The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1951 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 24, 1951
Page 16
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PAGE SIXTEEN BLYTHEVILLE. (AJEK.) COUSffiJt KEWS Rising Cost of Living Hit Consumer In the Neck Throughout Lest Year By 8AM DAWSON AP Newtfealureft NEW YORK—The consumer took It in the neck In 1951—the cost ot llrtng rising throughout the year. And he enters 1852 with the price of many manufactured items such us autos, still rising. But the worst may be over, the experts tell the consumer, anil 1952 should see more stable prices, plenty of most things to en! and wear, and full paychecks for even more people than in 1951, which wns a year of less than average employment. The experts, ol course, have their fingers crossed on the two unknown quantities: war or peace? How the consumer will react lo ntlll higher prices lias a lot of people worried. If the price of slcel fan up, IDT example, and maunfsc- turers of cars, appliances and other roods made of metal try to pass the eifra cost along (o the consumer, on they sell Ihclr KOO,!S? The consumer took the first waves of post-Korean price increases, and even rushed ' out to Buy—thereby sending prices still hljher. But by late spring of 19S1 he stopped buying much except necessities. Merchants foond themselves weighed down by heavy Inventories. According to federal figures on personal Income, the consumer hart more money than ever, hut he wasn't spending ns much, and was saving more. Merchants found that to move some of their goods they had to tempt customers with prices cut back to near pre-Korcan levels Paced with price resistance by consumers, retailers stopped orderlnl Jrom their suppliers. Tlie raw materials from which clothing ami groceries are made dropped in price. By lh« end of th« year prices In rtw materiab were recovering part of this drip. And retail prices of many tteples were firmer. lint *torw were well stocked with aim-11 everr i.vpe of good*. Pood supplies should be plentiful to 1952—glven average weather conditions. The government is urging farmer* to grow even more In 1052 than they did In bountiful 1051. rood prices should be more stable tn the coming year. MEAT, the consumer's hlg bugaboo In 1951, should come to the butcher In larger volume. Went prices could ease a little, but few hope for much relief. CLOTHING prices will be held down by competition. Consumers learned in 1961 that the clothing Industry could make all that was needed by both the military and the civilian population. Competition will lead clothing makers to offer customers more tn quality and style, Synthetic fibers, and blends of synthetic and natural fibers, nr« expected to play an even larger part In outfitting both men and wdmen. SHOE price* will be lower in the spring. The industry has plenty of capacity to supply military demands «nd make all tha shoes civilians want. Basing leather prices aro being passed along tn price cuts on the spring line. HOUSING will be a problem In tome communities where defense planta are mushrooming. But the building Industry, which hart its second biggest year in 1051. will try hard to find the scarce metnls needed to build more than the 800.000 homes wliich the government thinks will be plenty. A greater proportion of the new homes are likely to be In the lower-priced, field than In 1952, home- Felix Carney The future looks good for television owners! And it's mostly because the FCC has finally ended the three-year freeze on the operating power of TV stations throughout the country. The stations will now be nble to go up to their maximum transmitter power. And for set-side folks tliat means better pictures and reception in some localities wliich haven't had TV at all up to now. This -will naturally bring about an in set ownership. Ami with more television in homes, advertisers are going to feel free to cut loose with more money to finance better entertainment for everybody. Increased advertising budgets will bring the greatest stars and the finest production facilities. And before long television is going to be the topping medium for all kinds of entertainment. Right now . . . TV is belter than ever and going strong. And you're missing an awful lot if you don't have a set. Why not do something about it right away? Come in and look over our fine selection of General Electric sets. We have all models . . . console and table , . . and all screen sixes. GE gives you the famous black daylight tube for easy viewing. So come in now . . . and remember you get guaranteed installation and service at BLYTHP- VILLK SALES CO., 138 K. Main St. Phone: 3616. financing agencies predict. Federal curbs on mortgages won't stop many people from building homes- curbs on use of scarce materials may. RENTS are expected to continue their Blow rise, on a national basis, reflecting the higher building costs of newer dwellings. CARS may go up in price In 19M —partly because of higher cosls ol production, partly because fewer K'lll be made and the supply may become tight late In the year. The auto Industry is divided as to whether the four million cars the government has sel as a quota tor 1052 will bo enough. Some think that will be about right tor replacement. Others think they could sell five million if allowed to make them. The 1952 new models may be the last for a time, ns the Rovern- ment k frowning on model changes that require retooling of plants. TIRES will lie plentiful, and probably lower-priced lines will make an appearance, the Industry predicts. The government Is dropping its curbs on the output ol tires because synthetic and natural rubber aro both In good supply. Drivers probably won't have to worry about nuy shortage In gasoline, although lower octane ratings are likely ns the expanding air lorce souks up most of materials for making higher octane gas. Consumers will rind a plentiful supply of household appliances. Big production since the war has -.vhit- lled down much of the <k>marid, and the building of fe'.ver homes in 1952 will cut down demand for new gadgets still further. Most In the Industry think that In .spile of the labor tore* ki l««a to mwi plant*. PAYCHECKS will feel the pinch curbs on use of scarce metals they'll turn out enough appliances—considering present high Inventories to meet customer demands, at least until late In th« year. Householders and Induslrlallsti alike should have fairly nmple supplies of fuel and power. Defense production needs, and bad breaks ! n the wealhcr, could cause temporary spot shortages, Tiut the expanding oil, natural gas and electric Industries bcHeve they can keep abreast of demand. Coal facilities are adequate both for domestic and foreign needs. JOB totah are expected to Increase In 1952. nut there will be headaches as Industry shilts around —some civilian goods Industries Blowing down, defense production Industries expanding. Government seers hope the worst ot the layoffs In civilian Industries will bo over by midyear. Near (he end of 1951 there were nearly 01 >.; million people working, arm less than two million looking for work. More people nre expected to be drawn into the Iowa Farm Soil Price Rises in Last 30 Years AMES, la. W)_An acre of lowa'j good dark farm soil costs more today than any time in the last 30 years. Wot since the 1920-21 land boom lias the state's farm land com- MONDAY, DBCEMBnt M, «Mh Mah price*. Iowa firms »re now selling on Uie avcrcg* tor »Z12 an acre, \V. O. Mum?, he«d o< the department of economic* «nd sociology at Iowa State College, reported today in his annual tumy of farm land prices. Thte 1« » $15 Increase over last ye»r'« average acre price of »197. It Is one more step upward In the steady climb of Iowa farm prices which started from a low or $69 an acre In 1933. of the tax collector in 1952 more than In 1051 reflecting the lax hike that came late In the year. But wages In Industry seem set for another round of Increases. The money that consumers have left over ,-iflcr taxes should be larger In 1952. Higher wage rates, more overtime, more Jobs, higher Interest rales and .fairly satisfactory totals of dividend pay-aunts, all will help swell the total of disposable personal Income. But even with moi-e money in llielr pockets, consumer.'! will probably go right on wondering where it all i;ocs to. ' -NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION of a LIMITED PARTNERSHIP STATE OF ARKANSAS, COUNTY OF MISSISSIPPI We, w. L. Moxlcy and John W Gaudill, the subscribers, having formed a limited co-partnership under date of January 5, 1951 and now having dissolved said limited co-partnership pursuant lo the laws of the state of Arkansas, do hereby certify and slate: That the- said co-partnership Is now, by mutual consent and agreement, dissolved and that the Ilrin. Mcotor Thwtr«c, 1> now owned MM! operated entirely by Vf. L. Moxley, the Oennal Partner. H. That the Limited Pwrtner, John W. Caudill, no longer has any right, title or Interest in and to the stit Moxley Theatres. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto set their hands this 24th day of December, 1051. W. L. Moxley John W. Caudill ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATE OF ARKANSAS, BE. COUNTY OF MISSISSIPPI BE IT REMEMBERED, (hat on this day came before me. the undersigned, a Notary Public within and for the County aforesaid, duly commissioned and acting. W. L. Moxley and John w. Caudill, to me well known as the parties to the foregoing Notice of Dissolution of a Limited Partnership, and stated that they had executed the same for the consideration and purposes therein mentioned and scl forth. Witness rny hand and seal as such Notary Public, on this Hth day ol MM. Clarence X, Johnson, Hotcr? My Commotion Expire* 1, 1»M. Sflfef Cough Relief FOR CHILDREN For coughs and bronchiti: du* to cold* you can now gel Crcomulsiofl fpecUllr prepared for Children in » new pink and blue package and be sure: (1) Your child will like it. (2) It contain* only ate, prove* ingredients. (3) It contain! no urooliu to 41*. turb naiure's p/oceases. (4) H will aid nature to soothe »nd heal raw, lender, inflamed thnxtt aiub-; bronchial mem,brancf, tfaui relieviii^ 5 the cough and promoting rest ind sleep. Ask for Creomulsion for Children in the pink and blue package. CREOMULSION FOR CHILDREN rtlltm (M|fc, Cfceit CtUi, Mt

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