The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 26, 1950
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PAGE TWO' BIATHEVTLLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS OCTOBBK 86, Retail Sales Jolted Badly by Curbs on Consumer Credit NEW YORK, Oct. 26. (ft— The government's crcdlC-tiBlitcning blow •gainst inflation has severely jolted retail sales around the country. A nationwide spot-check by the Associated Press disclosed today i highly variegated Impact on sales resulting trom stiffcr Installment buying terms imposed lost week by the Federal Reserve Board. One main (act stands out—peo-*— •—— pie have cut back their heavy buy- I\ew6 of Lj ouf Behind the Blackboard ing became they haven't got the ready cash for higher down payments or because their Incomes are too low to meet the new .stepped- up monthly payment terms. That Is exactly what the federal aimed at with its new regulations Oct. 16, which tightened up the previous controls of Sept. 13 requiring heavier down payments and a shorter time to pay/ After less than two weeks of operating, under the new controls, however, the picture if far from uniform. Most heavily Involved in sales declines are automobiles, home appliances, television sets and fnrn- . Itnre. And the situation Is complicated by such thinRs as war scare buy- Ing, auk mobile model changeovers, color television uncertain tie. 1 ?, war shortages, and just plain customer confusion. TV Stairs Brnp For instance, television set sales in New York are reported to be on the skids with some merchants cutting prices lo encourage customers, •while on the West Coast in San Francisco, buyers are rushing to beat the Nov. I federal 10 per cent excise tax. Department store sales reported by the Federal Reserve Board show some key cities little affected by " credit controls on total sale.s, but home appliances and furniture sales dropped by varying amounts. Hardest hit, all agree, are stores specializing in credit sales on low or no down payments and a long time to repay. They had to raise thefr requirements, and their particular, type of customer was simply prcied out of the market. At the time the first credit regulations were put into effect Sept. IB, one group of merchants said government terras were less strict th?n treir own. They were threatened with a loss of buslne5.s to stores offering easier terms. They didn't like it. Now that terms are higher, they are satisfied, but the e?sy payment stores are complaln- inrr. The biggest outcry has come from automobile dealers of all. types. Their oposllion was termed "immediate and violent*' by the trade paper Automotive News, Estimates of sales losses vary in the extreme. Little note has " been tajcen of these I actors: motor vehicle sales fell four per cent In September in Commerce Department estimates There usually is a normal lull during the change-over to new models, and sales has been running at record peaks for some time with a fall expected for months. Maintain Car ProdH&Unn So far, automobile manufacturers haven't commented on the credit terms and are producing cars a; fast as they can. The Commerce Departmen shows a similar pattern In rturabli goods like refrigerators and other such home appliances. There was a. dip in September after the Ko> rean war scare buying spree. Some think that carried on ove: Into October, accelerated by the iis ual post-school-seas on buving lul that usually lasts until Christina, shopping gets under way with co'< weather. So far there are orrty scattered re ports of loss of furniture sales be cause of curtailment of new hous uig starts. One thing many me/chants dis covered v. >s a pick-up in sales c merchandise not covered by cred' regulations, particularly the sc called soft goods lines like cloth Ing and furnishings. As a. sign ol the times, there price cuting In New York on som Bj RUTH I,KK (School Correspondent) 'The future of youth tdoay is inevitably tied up with the future of the United Nations," This was Eward pipkin's key sentence yesterday morning when he spoke before a n all-school United Nations assembly program given at the .senior High School under the direction of Miss Luna B. Wilhelm. Speaking on "The United Nations Works lor Youth," Pipkin told the more than GOO high school youngsters In his audience thai each I'm 0 " In the United States should do every thing he can to "help maintain peace and to help develop understanding with the youth of othe: nations." The program opened with a selection of the band followed by group singing ol "America, the Beautiful," scripture rending by O'Neal Dfdtnan, and a prayer of praise led by Ruth Hale. Individual speakers, In addition to pipkin, were Karen Colston whose subject was "A New Birth of Freedom." and John Wllks. who cussed the United Nations Dec Jarntion. Two ouftttels provided more music for the occasion. One selection j was a musical arrangement of the" pledge of allegiance. The United Nations program closed with group singing of the national anthem with the band accompanying the audience. Graham Sudbury presided over the assembly. ' Exports to Red Zhina Tripled WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. </F American exports to Communist China, currently under invest IB a ion by a Senate commerce suucom- nittee, almost tripled in August. A 'Commerce Department report 'estcrday showed that shipments to Jhlna, during the second full month >f the Ko ren n wa r cl i mbed to ;8,900,OQO from $3.000,000 In July. !n addition, $2,700,000 hi American goods went to Manchuria. . The report did not say what the ogds.'were. '. i 1 -'i - "ICE" WOMAN—Nearly a million dollars (insured value) in gems adorn model Alice Boyd, who is pictured at a recent Chicago jewelry exhibition. The cosily stones were shown by Jack M West, Dnylon, O., well- known diamond expert. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lillian Frank's sixth grade children at Centrnl observed United Nations week yesterday by presenting a JS-mlnute program over radio station KJ-CN. Announcer for the broadcast was Nc!i a Woods. Other particiwaf^ were Jerry Brown, Jimmy Earts, Mary Beth Mart. Herman Jordan. Gail Brosdon. Alvin Huffman, Jimmy Lee Hall, Eddie perry and Beth Johnson. The class formed a chorus to provide music for the program, which had for its theme "Today's Best Hone for Peace is United Nations plus You." Class work this week has Included \ special reports on United Notions. I history of UN, various UN units! and a history of the UN flae. The children also ordered a flag kit and made a UN Hag. * » • The High School library Is doing biff business these days according (o Mrs. Lavclle Jackson, librarian, reports. During Ihe month of September. 1079 high school students checked otiL 061 books—591 of these nonfiction — and Ma magazines for overnight use; 2.934 more students used library materials; nnd every freshman student in the school was given special instruction In use of the library. Mrs. Jackson also announced list ol 16 student helwrs which Includes the following: Ruth Cole- man, Dorothy Langue, Dorothy Robinson, Fefigy Allison, Mavis Clampitt, JuanLta Crump, Max Anderson, Vernon Boyd, Jo« Schenks, Cecil Graves, Terry Vail, Leon prl- velt, Robert Birmingham, Bonnie He use n, Jack- SmHh, and Caroll Dowdy. The high school will observe National Book Week, November 13-18. according to Mrs, jnckson. Displays will be placed in Ihe library and each student Iti the school will receive a book mark. The library also Isponsor an assembly program that week. A list, of new hooks recently released includes the fotowlng: home economics—"A Girl Today: A Woman Tomorrow," Hunter; fine firts —"Honor Your Partner, 1 ' Durlacher. "The Giant pep Book," HU- ber; biography— "TorcVibearers ot Chemistry," Smith, "Life of an American Workman," Walter P. Chrysler; story collections~"Six Great Stories," Moderow; fiction— "Lorna Doone," Blackmore, "Moby Dick," Melville, "Tom Sawyer," Clemens. "Treasure Island," Stevenson, "When Washington Dane ed," Stratton; s]*orts—"Luckman at Quarterback, Sid Luckman; "Football." p.iurot, "The Administration !of ri»h School Athletics." Foray the Ten Spanish books complete the :ist. Twenty-eight different periodicals a re a va 11 nbl e lo stud en Is 1 n the high school library, Including the recently ordered book sections of "The New York Times" am the "New York Herald-Tribune," AH well as "Theatre Arts," "Plays. 1 "School Activities," and the "Saturday -Review of Literature." ady, 8imnne Angel, Dorothy Roi- Ison, ind Vernic Jenkins. • • * Junior high homeroom roundup: WLs* IJIHan fihaver'i homeroom hsw elected officers—Millie Ann Bradley, president; Gail Whltsitt. ylce-president; I^eroy Hall, secretary. . . Jmogpne Owens will serve as chairman for • program tomor- ow in Mrs. Bessie Darby's room during homeroom period. Slated to :ake part In the program are Deore* Pruitt, Charlotte For.sythe, rmogene Owens, Linda Humphrey, Corolyn Graf ton, Nancy Estes, Juanlta LarScen and Kay Jobe. . . Officers In Mrs. Velda Willingham's eighth grade homeroom are Sam Lum, president; Norbert Blanken- shlp, vice-president; Jimmy Watson, .secretary; and Martha Ann Bean, treasurer. . , President of Mitchell Johns' eighth-grade homeroom Is Charles Langston, , . other officer* lor samt room: Charles Psnn, vtce-pre.sldent; Patsy Parbro, treasurer, Faye Davis, secretary. ks Ella Dean, dtetric (supervisor of home economics, was a guest In the high school home economics department last week, Miss Tna EllLi and MLss Frances Chumney, home economics teachers In the high school, reported. Some 175 freshman and sophomore girls enrolled in eight differ* ent classes comprise the high school department this fall. The fre r hmcn are Ktudying preparation ol breakfast, and table manners and conversation at the table. Sophomore.s are working on a clothing unit, woolen (tresses and suits, nnd corduroy skirts and weskits are the most popular choices by the girls who are making their own outfits. Jo Alice McGuire ami Shirley Sh«ppard ore finding that matching plaids fsn't a cinch. Twenty-one new members of the Booster club at Junior High School have been announced by the sponsor, Mitchell Johns. They are Jean Bradley, Janice Johnson, Clarence Hall, Billy May, Patricia Speck, Jimmie Lee Moore. J. C. privett, Allen Shanks. Judy McCnll, Pat partlow, Linda Rayder, Eugene Still, Barbara Sawyer, Sam Lum, Pete Baxter, Carmen Cary, .croy Hall. James Ervln, Ralph Brown, Buddy Van (looser and Earl Hyde. The Junior Red Cross at the High School, sponsored by MLss Frances Shoase, English teacher, has announced officers and a list of homeroom representatives for the school year. Officers are Charles Kinningham, chairman, Bonnie Nell McCormick. vice-chairman. Mar)orie Daughtery, secretary, Barbara Ann Johnson, treasurer. Pat Robson reporter, and Eddie Jo« Whittle librarian. Other representatives art Charles Garner, Charlene Parbro. Millie Ann Mallory, Barbara Johnson, Richard Dfidman, Granville Cooley, Francis Robinson, Tommy • Dowdy, Shirley Wade, Bobby Smith, Bullard. Eiilft Smith, Forthy members of the Junior High Boys GJee Club, accompanied by Mrs. Carolyn Henry, presented a program at n luncheon meeting of the Lions Club at the Hotel Noble Tuesday. The seventh and eighth grade boys offered several selections, in- chiding the popular spiritual, "Gx> Down Moses." with Dick Foster, f Richard Lum and Don Coieman sinking solos for this selection. Music department plans include presentation ol an operetta, "Pioneers Papoose," sometime before the football season closes, the annual Christmas assembly program, and the annual ChrLstmaa concert for the community. • • • News from Central: First graders tnirght by Mrs. Adele Smith Wil- llanui, recently v1«1t*d fch* public library on West Main to learn how to check books out of the library. Second grade .students of Miss Ernestine French have been making tents lor an Indian camp. Some of the children have brought toy Indians, and some will irmlie their own. After completing their camp, they will write stories and make posters about their Indian camp. Miss Mary Hall's fourth graders have organized an adventure club with Lucy CaudlU, president, Jackie Wood, vice-president, and Mary Tarver Stevenson, secretary- treasurer. The program committee for tomorrow's meeting includes Dyarm Robertson. Raydene Hooper and Jimmy R^y Lett. Adventure in their art work, music and In storytelling will be trie theme of their meetings which will be held every Friday afternoon. • • • Freshmen officers at the high school: Miss Virginia Swearengen's room — Willie Lindsey. president; Lorna Homer, vice-president; Linda Taylor, secretary; Patricia Burrows, treasurer; George Stanfield, social chairman; Miss Georsina Arce's room — Beau ton Stallln president; Terry Vail, secretary, Lou Lie Golf, treasurer; Miss Frances's homeroom — Carl Brown, president: F. B. Riggs, vice- president; Betty Barger. secretary; Viola Myers, treasurer; Miss Frances Bow en's homeroom — Tomm> Mcrv.'. nipsidrnt: C:rol Ann Holt ; secretary-treasurer. • • » Students at Sudbury and Lange will play hosts to the ghosU and goblins tomorrow when each rooti lias fi Halloween party. At eact: school, room mothers will assis 1 with the parties. Refreshments wil be served. More Lange news: Fifth grari students In Mrs. E. E. Hardln's and Mrs. Nellie J. Brant ley's classes ar giving book reports. . . . S i x t h graders are studying ancient land and Illustrating their* work wlti bulletin board displays. ... Som "PHONEY" LESSONS-Kenneth W. (Sklppy) Franks 10, t mihgradestudent at Cordley School. Lawrence Kan gc«Hk> cUu by telephone, A leg infection keep 3 him in bed. bu ^°-^ telephone at his bedside makes it possible for him to listen in and take part In class work. fourth grade youngsters are studying Norway, and have constructed a scene In their sand table. . . . Candy boxes were used to build scenery. Miss Elizabeth M. Halstead's first graders have been composing original. gro'^P Poetry. A new doll, Susan by name. In their classroom inspired the following: Susan, Susan I love you. You are the best one In Lange School. And. Alice and Jerry, two newly- acquired goldfish, were inspiration for this: Fishes swim Fishes swim Tn the water They look slim. A wet thread strung. on glass tubes comprised an early attempt lo senri electricity from one point to another. l^CHOICt Of MILLIONS demand - because SURi usus Coo it WORLD'S LARGEST SELLER AT II* i. ITS Asruw it ns KST 1 SO FiST JOINS. KPBIJUU 1. ASSURES mi QUillH *M ECONOMY 4. AT THE POPUUI PRICE TWH&LJOUriY Yes, Ihe youngsters know whal'a best. Syrup ol Black-Draught is especially prepared to taste so pleasant thiil children will like It. Then, too, when taken as directed, Its gentle action Is prompt and natural-like. Syrup of Black-Draught is pure. It Is scientifically prepared from the highest quality imported herbrjS , known for centuries as an aid to OTw^f dinary constipation. Next time your child Is fretful, listless or belligerent duo to upset condition because a laxative is needed, g«L a bottlB ol Syrup of Black- Draught. You can also get Black-Draught for grown-ups In powdered or granulated form] costs a penny, or less, A dose. Just ask your dealer for Black- Draught in Ihe form you prefer. CHILDREN !'1V: Syrup of Black-Draught Female Wolves Disturb Cadets with Whistles, The Colonel Tells Police CHESTER, Pa., Oct. 26. f&)— The colonel, H patient man of military mien, decided yesterday thai things around his Pennsylvania military college have gone about as far as they can go. So'Col. Frank K. Hyatt called up Chester police arirt asked lor help to protect his cadets from a "very disturbing influence,'' The disturbing influence, he explained. Is girls. Every night for a weefc the girls —three to eight at a time—have gathered outside the Ivicti walls at the 129-year-old military college and "invited the cadets to come oiii." the colonel complained. Not only that, he added, but "some of them even whistle at the young men." Police have promised to help. The Jipan Science Council Is comprised of 210 members elected by more than 36.000 scientists. home appliances. 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