The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 14, 1954
Page 12
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1954- The better you know Ameri * ,,^ .. . ;L .~, , . . - *~°. . better the future I Great changes are taking place m America today. And eacM one of tfee changes , brings with it an equally great opportunity for all of us — businessmen and farmers, factory workers, office workers and housewives. Here are just a few of the changes that, directly or indirectly, will make your future brighter. THE CHANGE: America's booming birth rate! Every day we add 11,000 new babies, enough in a month to populate a city the size of Richmond, Va. THE OPPORTUNITY: Babies are good customers — for baby foods and safety pins right now, eventually for all products that make our factories hum. THE CHANGE: Even though employment in some areas has fallen off, we still have twenty million more jobs than we had in 1939. And the long-range trend is up. THE OPPORTUNITY: A flow of purchasing power that keeps our economic machine running smoothly and steadily. THE CHANGE:Nwe times as many Americans now enjoy a $5,000-plus income as in 1941. Savings are at an all-time high. THE OPPORTUNITY: Saved money is for spending — for homes and automobiles and washing machines and whatever else enterprising businessmen have to sell. THE CHANGE: By rapidly mechanizing our farms, we have increased agricultural > THE CHANGE: More and more of our young people attend high school and college; output 52% per man-hour since 1940. 2,377,000 are in college right now. THi OPPORTUNITY: Increased farm production makes the American farmer a bet- THE OPPORTUNITY: An intelligent, informed public is a great assurance of future ter customer for all kinds of merchandise. prosperity and stability for any nation. THE CHANGE: Our industrial genius increases America's factory output every year. Today, 98% of our work is done by machinery. THE OPPORTUNITY: Increased productivity creates higher living standards and leads to more general prosperity. /• f 'f.j'f. yffvrftf**.^? "" ,y^^f *%?, THE CHANGE: More leisure. Forty million Americans get paid vacations, and they're not spending their free time in the old rocking chair. THE OPPORTUNITY: More and more dollars for the hotel and transportation bufli- cees, and for the sports, hobby and entertainment fields. THE CHANGE: Our growing knowledge of atomic energy and how to harness it for constructive peacetime uses. THE OPPORTUNITY: This opens up fabulous new fields. Sooner or later, atomic energy will run our farms, factories and mkiee. THE CHANGE: Membership in religious congregations has increased at twice the rate of our population gains. THE OPPORTUNITY: Our spiritual gains will help us to lead richer, fuller lives, and to make the oest use of our material gains. Tfm fe o*« of a s«ri«t of fttft pmge advirtisemtim fro bt pubfatitd of a public f+rrto by BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS FREE* Send for tfois booklet, "THE FUTURE of AMERICA." Never before has America had such tremendous potentials. Read the story of the huge developments now taking placed Every American should know these facts. For FREE, 24-page illustrated booklet, drop a postcard to: The Advertising Council, "Future at America," 26 W. 46A fit, H*w Ya*, N. T.

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