The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 6, 1950
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I, PAGE TEN BLVTHKV1LLE (ARK.) COUK1J8.K KUIOAY, JANUARY «, 1M4 Government Relies on Mere Guesswork to Find Number Of Unemployed in Country Tlj- Sam na«M>n HEW YORK, Jan. 6. «v-The man out of work fcnow« It well •oough. But to find how many tlmt are In the country Ufcc him. and how many have rcpitar Jobs, 7™ havfc *> «'? on """ *'»""""""• pieces, tiibjcct to ciror, 1 The statisticians admit that last •urnmer they were, almost one million persons too high on actual employment totals. The latent nue.cses Just released art: 878.000 fewer persons had regular Jobs in December than a year a«o' th<! unemployed total increased 80,000 from November to total 3.4a9,000 In December: Jobless benefits hit an nil-time nlK» TRUMAN OJ Continued from Page One Is now Ihe limit: the i.iiminiMia- lion thinks small bu.'.inr:.v;r:.s, especially, need more time. I'rices (HmnciS Kspamirm Again and again the President $1.7 billion Unpleasant h ,, m ' H1 ,. r ,.,j a t a'sinKle tlierni „, „.. *.,.., !s, it rniKhl M »•""«• If all those out ol wort were rtalty counted. , The Bureau of Mbor Sta islics has confessed It* methods ol Jot- On* up the employed have been erroneous. insfcinK It* .lunr '^"' e almost one million too hish, »-s 1948 figure guess too "'*''" y . "" bout the same figure, and ir.. 1.111 total too high My more than a half million. The BLS is chanstnw Its methods. How doe* the government arrive Rt thwe (•silmMcs-ilK"".'. uMd by businessmen to jmlBC future piirch- asinfi power and the hcallh of business In eeneral? Checks 110.00 Firms The BI-S chcr 1:s Hie niontnly payrolls of 110.000 firms In 155 In- dustrie*. It K''ls rerun I* from various stale labor afiencics which gather job information from factories In their areas. The BJ.S divides the nation into 100 Irldnstrial areas when Jt gathers its samples. Its total of employment, therefore, doesn't Include the self-employed, domestic servant,-, family workers. or those who work on farms. Another, and ijilietcer, check on the Jobless. nllholiKh not on the number at work, is given In the weekly report* of Ihc Federal Ccc- lirltv Agency's Bureau.of Emnloy- mcn't Security. II. reiwrts on the number of applicants lor unemployment compensation. Tins, too, is not an inclusive tlRiirc. beciuise only 33 or 34 million of the 59 million workers In Oif country arc entitled to claim Jobless pay. The uninsured can, and do, lose tlielr Jobs. too. The third report Is !hc Census Bureau's monthly report on the labor force. This uses a sampling ' technique something like ihe one used by the political pollsters In the last presidential election. Each month, during the. week with the 8th in 11. the bureau semis some 500 persons around lo 2S.OOO homes H divides the nation Into 2,000 nrcns It. considers diversified as to employment, and then each month picks <i« areas for sampling. Tt keeps a conllmuly. However, so that there will he no freak situations. Each month it rolnle.s Ihc households questioned by 20 per cent. Since BO per rent worn questioned the month before, II K?ls an idea how tilings are chanRing from month to month. Ktachcs Small Number However, it readies only 1'20 of one per cent ol tliu m million psople in the country. The only way It could be nbsfilntrly nccurnle.. of course, would he to take a census of the entire, population each month— obviously an Impossibility. Some in the bureau admit that the methods of sampling and weighing the results afford opportunity of H mathematical error as high as 10 per cent. Some critics, especially among the labor unions, question tile standards the Census Bureau sets lip for considering 11 mnn employed or unemployed. First, it lumps pnrt- time workers in with full-time, thereby making no allowance for curtailed work weeks. Second. It covers only the week in which Uio. 8th o! the month occurs nnd calls that typical of every other \vpel Third, It labels ns unemployed only those who didn't work at all during the survey week and who said tbe.y were looking for work. Labor unions ssiy tills pnlnls miu h need for bu:-.imv.s exfjriii.slon u> absorb a cori.sUimly gi'jwing labor forr e in v,ell-f>aid job-'. Almost, as often, he Mr(-u.ed n major hazard 1o pri»,l«T«y~lhn sl'.ick- enlug. already perceptible, in business Investment. "There- is no need for Ihln decline- to continue," he declared. He then launched into a glowing picture, l/nscd on American (,'rowth in till: past, of a future in 7,'hieh American families wrjulcl wjiisurne In ever-krowinir ',uanlitv the output of farms and fiuiloiics. I ' Williiti five years we can achieve | an aliiuial <julput in e;ae l .s ol ^:ilJO l>ilHi>ll," Miid Mr. Truman, lie com- j pared this to the l!ll!l ouljiul of J2.W billion. "Our linmi-dl.'jf goal for l!>5u sliolitd ilc to re»am in;i:.:jnnini em-j iloytnent. We. should strive tills I .car to reduce unemployment from ! 1-2 million to '< million, or 'i l-'Z j million at mo-,1. | 'This would mean about Cl mil- ! lion civilian joi/:. II would mean i tepping up our 1 naliurm! output by about 7 per cent alwve. tlir; 101!) lot ill." Kinployment in Iflia aver.iKCil SB.7 rnililon. UneinployiiH-nt averager! '.tA million or about live per cent of the . working lorce, and at its worst point f in July, renclit-d -I.I inilliuii. Sees (.'rinfideiire in TeoiHimy The Prcsi<leut'K uu-ssii^e '.itso carried a capsule review of the economy Uidny, utter a year which started wilh a friglilenlng Im.sjuess .slump: "As IDritl (jjiens. renewed c(jn/i- i deuce prevails hi the American ! economy." said Mr. Truman. "This | confidence is In ilself an element i strength; and It is justified by the facts. "Allowing for prtce changes, the volume of goods and services purchased by consutner.s In 1919 was actuully larger than in 19-IB. Business is proceeding with good prollt prospects. Home building In 1049 reached a higher level than ever before. "More Important still, employ- • nu-nt and produrlion. which declined during the Illst few months of I9-I9. have In recent months been moving upward again. "CtmsldiTHbly more people now have job.s tlinn at the tow point lusl : year. Industrial production has in- j creased by 9 per cent since .July. Holkluy sales luive hit an all-tlnn; , peak. "Tlie evenls of IfllD have dcm- onslnited miew liie busic shciiKth of tile American economy. They also ' dunicnstviiti'd that econninie allnirsj are not beyond hiininii cnnlrol." \ Ktatisties Slnnv Iiii'imlc Kist- The 17-panc nii-ssiira was backed up by an economic review, exaclly 10 times us long. l»y Ihp President's Council of Economic Advisers. The levies" mude ulcar tin- surprising nature of Mr. Truman's /oieciisi of a Sl.OllO-per-faniily in national income. Deep In the council's sdiilslicnl dntn was a lublc. liilheito u llshcd. which showed thai the. averse family income had reached S-l.'Wl In l!HS. a M p^r cenl increase since lO^.i-SB. AdciiiiK Sl.ono to (hat by lit? would brini! Ihe nveniyc lainily incorni: well over $r.,UUO, Ihe InVomi mark by which Americans u.scd to JUdue ;i "slicccssml" man. 'Hie advisory council. nr,w lack ing a chairman, is made up of Act Chnirniiin U-on Kcysn-lnii; and Expel 4 Correspondents For Press Associations PRAOUK, c/rrliwlovnkls. .Jan. 6. iti; — Tlie Cwmnunb't Kovernment t/xlay expelled KIcliairl Kasischke, chltt of, !)u- A: orhteil Press Bli- rciiu here, and tiiree other correspondent'; leprf-rntiiiK news org^nl /.itlons in ihe United States, Jirl lain and Franrr. The expulsion order cut In half the already reiiurcrl siaffs of for- choslovakla tor the non-Communist world. The A'yjclalerl J'resK Bureau will be In iliarl'e of Nnte f'oloweU- '/.y, like Ka-.lselikc all American. Beside,.; K:>' l.-chkr-. Hirjsc expelled by uxiay'.s onlrr arc Hot) Hoy Huck- InKhnin. Unileil Press r:orre.spon- denl. Mfv- Afiilifr Iiousou(;Ioil. f:or- responden' ol Hie French Press Agency fAl-Ti, :ind Knu Hourne. ol the k<:ni-ley newspniKirji of Orent liiil.iln Miss Huii-ri'i|r!rni and Hourne receiver.' p^Uct' orders to leave the roiiritiv '.vltiiin time days. They sip- peaJutJ fin exren-lons to v,'ind up tlii'ir alfaiis here. Kaslsciike and Hucklnghani v/ere told by the iiiess depiirlment of the foreign ministry tlu-y were not ne- int.' i vace (edited for IU50. Kacti asked for 10 ilavs respll':. So/J/er G/'ves Up To f B/ in Fort Smith TORT SMITH. Ark.. Jan. 6. -.-I",— The Flit l.s holding for imew- tfon a man vho surrendered here yesterday after tcllinc a ne»» reporter he V/MS an AWOL soldier. Olticers reported he also Is wanted on criminal charges. Identifying himwlf as P'.t John J. Miller, alias J. J. Co'Rrove, the prluiner said he. "hated" Camp Hood, 'fox,, where rie v.'as stationed, and had pone AV/OL. Camp Hood authorities reported that a I'vl. John J. Miller-charged with being absent without leave, swindltm: and ci>mlillnn.c pre.|utli- nial t/j Kood order and di. c eip[ine— had escaped Irorn the military es- tahlir.hme.nt, last Friday or Saturday. At Augusta. Oa.. Sheriff M. Gary Whittle said Miller, alias Co'prove, V.HK charged v,ith Brand Jarce.ny. Arkansas Crop Prices Drop 6 Percent in Month LITTLE ROCK, Jan. «. <AP) — Prices received by Ar!( farmers dropped an average of Mr. ptr cent from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. The Arkansa-s Crop Reporting Service .said today the Dec. 15 figure was 16 per cent, below a year ago, still four per cent above June 15, 1916. the laj.t month o! price controls. It reported that compared with the Nov. 15 price level, Dec. 15 prices .showed increa.-.e.'i of nine per cent In food grains and three per cent in feed grains, ar.d declines of r>ne per cent In dairy products, two per cent in meat animals and oil hearing crops, .seven per tent in poultry and eggs and ten per cent In cotton. Trans-Sitierfrin Railway. Soft Coal Production In '49 Down 29 Per Cent V/A8IIINGTON, ,/nrl «. <AP) — 6oft coal production li> 19W dropped about 171,276,000 U>iw or Hlmont 20 per cent, the nations) coal awo- cfatlon e,-.tlmatcd today. Much ut the !o.'.» *«» nUrltmtcd lo xtrlVieA, tlie ''stabilization" work stoppage, and the three-diiy n'orlt v-'eek dfccretd by United Mine Workers Pre.ildent John I.,. I/'Wls. •Kvcn before Interruption):, hov.'ever, production In 10*9 ran behind 1048. 'Hie estimated output for 1949 h <2».24.7.UX) tons, and ffti liw It was 5M,518,OCO. It's Hot in Australia SYfJXEY, Au.".tralia. Jan. 6. 'API —'I'hree pcr. r .o;j. J . have died and M have Iv-e.'i proslrau-tl in a nlid- surnriK-r nt-at wa'/e in tho S'.dney ;ire.'i, ,',ii"re f.he terrperature toriav r/jarefl to lf/^.2 di;^-'ee.s. l*.>' hii;h- t',,t in l-i;r years. A ton may be 2,000 pounds rnllr-s loin;. Is believed to be | 2.241) pounds Hong tonsi or 2,'JM.C the. li,n« In Hie world. | pounds inu-tric ton-s). furnace Motor Stalls A stalled floor furnace motor at the home of R. 1,. Banister. DIG V'.' Nfain. was the cause of. a fire alarm at noon today. Mr P.aril.-j- ier's home. Ltcame filled wllh smoke when the inctor .stalled. No fire damage recited Plans are being pushed to complete the Cairo. Egypt, lo Cape Town railroad which, if finished, will tw 10,000 rmte long, the longest in the world. WEATHER Continued Horn truck* on the highways w» We. Tlirrr Heaths In Arkan>UK t.l'ITLK ROCK, Jan. (i. ifl't— Arkans.;i>, hoped to start .shedding It ice coat today, bin the prospect were none too bright. While temperas,res last nixht generally in the ?')'fi. wc/rr so higher ttian tfi^y were earlier It the storm which began Tuesda: night. More freezing rain was fore cast for today. Ice and packed sleet blanketa lift stale, clyplfig ffOine itads. muk- t\K tiavcl on othi'is extifinfly tipz- idous pud^iiiK P'^TI Riirl Oini/iunldnflon UMPH. Thice deaths Imvp brpn nliiibikt- il dlicclly ut Indlirutly lo Hie weather. 'o of the ilfle'R ;nnln ailriirs closed to '.iftillu insi- nlghl. wny 'IU, Irom LHUc Hot): tu phis, wus closed *| |.-(/rresl (Jl'y. WHy VI, bclwren r\»i "iiriltli nyt'llevlllc, v,'a« cluw.l m. Win-. mil ElOW. In Rtldlttun to ice, fil^h water neKrd SODID )(>aijR. fiiblli; Inimiwrlntlon nl.w -naa al- fected. All nlrllno slojis In Arkiin- WITC canceled yesterday. Home bus runs wric cnnccllctl. Tinlns tan lute, .Schools were cloned for Die duration of Iho f,Uirui in many tucar,. More trouble may come when the Ice and sleet melUs. Mtiny strca already are swollt)] and last inelt- l)ig couhl biln^ floods, Some cuimmmJtk'H were left v/ith- ont any wire or radio communion tlon system. Sotilliv/esttTii lioll Tclcphoiio Company officials said Hint service wax interrupted in Cit)nden, Conwiiy llelenu. Uiuna.i, pine liluff, Hot HprliiKK. Fort Smith. Mltte ilocl: Stnmjis, Marlanna, HujjIieR, anidy Uarland City, l/iulsvllie and Klnlne '/lie company said that In the general southeast corner of the st there were 1,500 wire breaks, poles broken and 175 long dlstanci circuits out. Several hundred men were at work epnlrlrig tho telephone damage and ddltlonal crcv/n were reported com- HK in from Oklahoma, an<I MissourL MempM.t ">* UtSMI'lllH. Tenn., Jan. 6. W)— Emergency repair crewmen, weary •nan Iheir long battle against Ihii 'My'K 7/(yrBt Ice storrn In 17 years, :ontlnucd their efforts today to restore power and telephone Mrvlcg tlioiifiitrxfx fit MemphLs residents. A rele/illesB sleet and rain storm RS battered Memphis since late Wednesday night. All public ulili- llrs, including transportation, have I-II severely curtailed. City bus transportation has been cut In half. All electric buses have been pulled otf the runs, and gasoline powered* have been pressed Into service. Hlect-laden tree limbs, falUn? ncios.s power lines have lelt tht'ti- sands of homes In darkness, and many without heat. Tlic weather bureau says no rclleU, Is In sight. ~ About O.fJOO telephones were out ol service late last right. Roy Freeman, district manager of Southern Mcll, said repairmen were making .scant headway in fixing line breaks". Western Union reported that out of 150 lines leading from Memphis in all directions. 100 were broken. Added to the city's traffic hazards of ice-coated -streets was (he blacking out of the new Memphis and Arkansas Bridge across the Mississippi River, police repor!«l t' '•» lights on the huge span W.MH cut early la-sl night. MEAD'S JANUARY loo optimistic a view of Uie ploymcnt situation and Hint actually ] many workers may be out. of work ! or on seriously resirietcd tukc-homo ; pay, while the bureau apli"::r:; lo be iiuiuilainin^ tiiat all is hiit;ht. In tlie industrial picture. Caliiornia Man Hold Here for Auto Theft A in-M Kaiser, relented su.leu in Wrwol:«. Okla.. TueMlay niv:ht \\ i 1 - recoveied here yeMerdny find a Oal ifotnin man is l>;-!nv: held in ilu eolinly i'Ul in COIHI'T tinn wilii tile thi-Ii.' ollieere said. this iiiiirnin^ tiinl tui.s !';i aiipsreil ^e.^el fla v :il (lie himie of a friend on (jifcc's'i'i-cl --horllv af- ler (lie car v,:«:^ re< <Acteil. 'Die crir wa. r . foinul aliiirnlonrd in !hr am h'.-xrk on Kasl Main .Stint b'.- cilv [Kiiicc. Tom Htn:iliey. cnin- investigator (ur tl\r :\rV:ansi c Slate Police, and Desk HeiKeant Tom Harrlln »f I tic ctly police, assisted Deputy Shiirl with Die inve.s- Livestock WHEN YOU FEEL WELL! CONTINUES! Niitionally-Famous Brands of Men's Wear At Prices Never Before Equaled! SPECIAL! All Styles and Fabrics in Hart Schaffner & Marx . SUITS-TOPCOATS \VR are closing out one complete line of nationally advertised drcs* ahoei at trenicmtous reductions... Reg. 65.00 Reg. 55.00 Reg. 50.00 Sale Price. Sale Price. Sale Price. . . Sale Price. Sale Price. $54 $52 $48 $38 $34 Reg. 13-50 NOW Reg. 13.95, 1-1.50 & 1-1.95 NOW Reg. ! 1.95, 12.51) & 12.95 NOW Keg. 10.50 & 10.95 NOW 11.45 9.45 8,45 7.45 HATS ... Hi John I). Clark. They chm^id. under the employment ar of l!l-!<;. with counseling liii f'n i ilenl on pi»h< les to mainr nn inixi mum oulpilt, employment mil bin ing pu\u-r. SPORT COAIS... Reg, 27.95 & 29.95 By Hart Schaffner & Marx Reg. $35 & $40 , STOCKYARDS. Ill it M^\> lln| nllli i i ill:, sirailv In J l.l!le TIllllMlnv III, III-.,11 ll H17i H SO-1o7i mi-no ib 1' ll) II 111 .ii ilc K niup ' i idv ciiul mixed \-eailni! hv* vi'iv feu' lot.s rcninntll ;ili(l uul ITU *cd \( i] bnv i:<l r-ows mound U:.(KV ,'nnn cows Ifi Sfl- 19 95 24 95 Reg. §15 Reg. 12.50 . Reg. 10.00 . . Reg. 7.50 . .. by Stetson & Knox 11,00 9.00 6.50 Sale Price Sule Price Sale Price Sale Price PAJAMAS FLANNELS and RAYONS KIRBY DRUG STORES Gloves . .. Sweaters . .. Sport Shirts . . , Dress Shirts . . . Neckwear .... Many Other /terns Drastically Reduced Keg. .1.75 lo 5.50 NOW Rex. 3.45 to 3.95 , NOW STAFFORD"ROBES 3.45 2.95 Reg. 15.95 NOW Reg. 17.95 NOW Reg. 22.95 NOW Reg. 21.95 NOW Reg. 32.95 NOW 10,95 12.95 15.95 17.95 21.95 Free Alterations FLORSHEIM SHOES >KFN S/ 13 ODD LOTS — BROKEN SIZES Reg. 16.95 and 18.50 — Now No Exchanges No Refunds MCGREGOR JACKETS Lf A7HCR — WOOL — POPLIN Reg. ?35 NOW Reg. 27,oO NOW Reg. 23.50 ... y NOW Reg. 10.95 NOW Reg. 13.50 NOW Reg. 10.50 NOW 19.95 15.95 6.95 9.95 6.95

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