The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 27, 1952
Page 7
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THURSDAY, MARCH .27, 1952 TIT.YTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SHIT EH Leaders Expect 1952 Business To Stack Up Weil with the Past JUNE 1950=100 (EDITORS NOTE: This U the i last of three articles on an Asso- | elated 1' nationwide-survey of j business comiJUons.J By The Associated Press How "will 1952 business stack up whcu the final returns are In? Despite sales figures that Lag behind 1951 and slumps in a number of important civilian industries. many business leaders look for it Vp compare well with most recent They expressed this opinion in responding to n stat.e-by-stale survey hy The Associated Press. Some of those reached would make no predictions: some sai< they couldn't see beyond June. But the majority indicated confidence that current troubles in most lines would be overcome and good Levels of business maintained to the end of the year, Views of the future were brightest in states where agriculture, defense manufacturing and production of basic materials dominates industrial activity. They were dimmest in states now suffering sizable unemployment in such industries &s textiles, automobiles and ; shoes. Income Rise Kx pec ted Government economists in general expect in the remainder of 1952 a gradual rise of income and production. Defense spending is ex- put now at recoi peeled to be a strong stabilizing be maintained, factor, Military deliveries now rim- ajng around two billion dollars a ^|onth may rise to a 3 Vi-billion rate a' year from now, ' Here are comments on the busi ness outlook in various states: ARIZONA—Retail sales may top 1851 by 10 per cent. CALIFORNIA — Business will continue good but with some leveling off. Major aircraft plants in Southern California have a five- billion-dollar backlog. GEORGIA—Retail stores expect a slight downward trend but nothing to be alarmed about. ILLINOIS—Expect stronger consumer buying in a month or so. IOWA—Department store executive says, "People will be buying freely, come spring." KANSAS—Large wheat crop is Indicated and could keep retail business at high levels. : LOUISIANA — Man ufacturing prospects are bright, with increased output and employment, particularly in the construction field, MAINE — The Associated Industries of Maine says it looks as if textile slump has reached its .limit, but won't guess when antic- Mjfeated pickup will start. MARYLAND — B u s 1 nessmen more wary of making predictions than usual. Most think 1052 will be good, but not equal to 1951 or even 1950, MICHIGAN — Detroit Board of Commerce says "unemployment, already high, may rise slightly in the second quarter, but should " decline stewdily thereafter." MINNESOTA — Farm income should improve In the summer and fall, NEBRASKA — Man ufacturing and retail expected to approximate 1051- NEW YORK — Industrial activity expected to maintain high level. NORTH DAKOTA — P r ospects depend on continued high farm .abor shortages are expected in sa- riculture, construction, and the oil industry, SAVKU FROM WEU Three- year-old Mary Margaret Kaufman fabove* was rescued by her parents when .she fell into 26 feet of water in a well in the basement of a new home (he rinuf man's arc build i tig northeast of Annapolis, Md, IA I' U'irephoto) put now at record high expected to PENNSYLVANIA State College Bureau of Business Research says: "Industry for the rest of the year may show a slight pain, but it won't be over a couple per cent. Heavy industries are carrying the load. Soft Industries, such as textiles, clothing and furniture, are definitely slumping and will continue to slump during the remainder of the year." TENNESSEE — Predictions Indicate fairly good retail volume, good Politicos Open Up in Nebraska Both Parties Turn On Home-Stretch Drive For April 1 Ry DON' W1I1TEI1EAD OMAHA (/Pj — Republican and Democratic presidential CandidatPS turned on a hmne-slrHeh drive today carefully plannrd in boom Nebraska's April I primary into an elcrtinn of nation-wide importance. Political leaders have chosen deliberately (o make this state a "popularity" testing ground—a decision which could hnve strong ro- ppr^'ssions throughout the Midwest farm belt On the Republican slrte: Supporters of Sen. Taft* of Ohio hope to mil up a hupe write-in vote to offset the senator'. 1 ; losses in New Hampshire and Minnesota to Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower, They called in retired Lt. Gen. Albert C, Wedemeyer, a native Nc- brasknn, to open the final drive. Elsenhower- backers see the New I t £ I T t i *-f A • 1 ^*<W 1 ( ; i « I : i LJ!—j—i—i—i—i__j i i i i i i i__i _j Morris Says Truman 'Only Man' Interested in His Clean-Up NEW YOFIK W>— Newbotd Mor-1 branches ol the executive.* rts says President Truman is the! After trie program, newsmen ask- only 'person in Washington who I Pri Morris for clarification of hU has "his heart and soul" in ihe Job! statement, He then said he cxclud- of investigating rorruption In the! ^d President Truman from his re- federal government. mark and added: Morris, iwrnrd by Truman to "He's the only one In Washington head the roruption probe, told a i who dors have his heart and soul wpix television audience last in what I'm trying to do." "There Is no one in Washington who really lia.s his heart and soul in while I am trying to do—either on Capitol Hill or In the various The average full-grown musk ox weiphs 600 pounds, is 90 inches long and 55 inches hieh. FLASH! 90 J F M A M J J 1950 HCL TAKES BIGGEST DIP—There's good news for Mama in Ihe right side of (he Newsrliarl above. It's hnvcily noticeable in (he overall picture, but that little clown-hook at the ends of (he lines represents (he sharpest drop in the cost of living in the past three years, according lo Ihe latest report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Ncwschart shows the ups ami downs of basic prices since the start of the Korean war in I9f>0. Up until the OPS price freeze in late January, 1951, spot (raw materials) prices skyrocketed, with wholesale prices lagging right along and the increases reflector! in Ihe steady rise of consumer (cosl-of-living) prices- New BLS report snys old HCL, for the month ended Feb. 15, showed the first dip since last July. manufacturing activity for rest of year. TEXAS — Petroleum output remains good with crude production and refinery operations currently at all-time peak. UTAH—Business TV HI continue to be good unless defenst* program curtailed. Approximately 23 per cent of all persons employed in Utah work for governmental agencies. VIRGINIA — Furniture producer sees 1952 &s "no shortages, stable prices, hard selling." General outlook is for "fairly even keel," WASHINGTON — Indications of improving manufacturing and agri- cuturaj picture. WISCONSIN — Some Milwauke Industrialists preditt slackening o production this summer or fall unless the govern men i steps up it: defense contracting as present or ders are filled. WYOMING — Employment Si higher than either 1051 or 1950, and Hampshire-Minnesota results as a trend which will carry the ccneral to another write-in victory In this state. They are working hard to mutch the Taft drive. On the Democratic side: Sen. Kefauver of Tennessee TP- urned to Nebraska from Wisconsin or a week end of whirlwind cam- jaiemnp In the eusteru part ot the ;tate. where his pnth was to crops hat of his opponent, Sen. Kerr of Oklahoma. Kerr told newsmen (n Lincoln ast night, "I think we are gaining )n Kefativcr." He attderl: "I hnve always thought that if I could win n Nebraska, I would have on excellent chance for the Democratic nomination. I am more convinced of that than ever." ;prr denied he Is a "stalking horse" for President Truman. But he has safd repeatedly he will step aside If the President runs again. prices, good oil industry. crops, expansion of OHIO — Continued high level of business activity expected. OKLAHOMA — Industrial out- Pilot Helps to Land Flaming Airliner in Kansas Wheat Crop HUGOTON, Knn, MV-"The only sensible thing to rio was land." That was the only comment from Chief Pilot Jnck Stanford, who helped land a flaming airliner with 50 persons aboard In a wheat field yesterday- Only one pawrnser was imijted. The Braniff Airlines' DC-4 came down with cue of its four pncinen gone and a wing in flames. The landing was perfect. Minutes after the 45 passengers and five crew members scurried out, flames consumed virtually (he entire plane. Neither Stanford nor Co-PiUi John Beakley. both of Dallas, Tex,, would take credit for an extraordinary job- They had little to say. But O. R. Stites, an Oklahoma City lawyer who was a passenger, as any I've eve> seen." He pave this description: "I was sitting on the right side about two spate back of the wing when T noticed [ire around the right inboard engine. I called the stewardesses and they went forward to tcU the captain (Stanford), ''He came back, lock one quid; look and told us to fasten our safety belts. Then he banked the plane to put the stress on the opposite wine and started down. I Judged we were about C.OOO feet alwve ground then. "About halfway down the motor fell off." "No one talked at. all. T guess they were too scared, Just like I was." Stite.s said the pEi-ssengcrs "could feel the heat ot the flames AS we came into the wheat field." Me Ph ail, general manager of the Colorado Springs. Colo.. Sky.sox in the Western UascbaU Leaquc, described the exit from the plane: "Mt>st. of the men Jumped clown, but the women slid down the ropes. One of the women, who said she was 82, wrapped a magazine around the rcpe in protect her hands and slid right on down. "It see meet that we had no sooner Kot out of the plane than the whole thing hurst into flames." The injured was Miss Jesse Watts, Greensboro, N.C., skinned 11 leg sliding down a rope. The plane was en rente from Denver to Oklahoma City, described the landing "as smooth Another passenger, w. C, {Bill) Stevenson Says 'No' fro Offer CHICAGO tfP) — The Chicago Daily Sun-Times, in a copyright dispatch from Washington, today said that Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois has "firmly declined President Truman's invitation to seek the Democratic presidential nomination." "And," said the story imUen by Cnrleton Kent, "it was learned Wednesday only a full-blown con- ven tlon draft con Id sha ke his (Stevenson's) decision." Easter Seal Film Shown Kiwanis A film on Easter Seals •was shown members of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club yesterday by Mrs. J, C. Guard, president ol the Junior Auxiliary, al the weekly meeting of the club in Hotel Noble. During the business session the club elected Dr. Milton Webb and Cecil Lowe as delegates to the Ki- \vaiiis International convention in Seattle, Wash., June 14-19. Dan Blodgrelt and George Clark were elected alternates. President Webb reported on the annual spring training conference held Sunday in Kennett. Guests at yesterday's meeting were A. G. Brickeys of Osceola, Gene Bradley, Maurice Osborne, and Jfm Manley, Head Courier News Classified Ads, EARLY TIMES IS KENTUCKY'S FAVORITE STRAIGHT Fittk Facts About Hudson's iPut New Life Into Your Clothes! Hint to Motorist! 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