Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 5, 1952 · Page 5
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 5, 1952
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NfltTHWHT ARKANSAS TIMES. FoyMftvDIt, VMM***, Mmli f, IMS Prophets Of Gloom And Optimists Foresee Two Widely Varied Meanings In Sudden Easing Of Nation's Demand For Metal By SAM DAWSON · New York-(*)-The prophets o! (loom are-pointing today to the - reports of sudden easing of demand for metals as a sign a business slump is underway. But more optimistic souls see no justification for fears of a coming depression. They think first, that there arc other · explanations of the reported easing of metal supplies than just a sudden lack of demand. And the optimistic think secondly, that any easing in the tight supply situation is a step in the right direction--toward order and stability, with the final goal the ending of controls. , Their 1 arguments go like this: Much of the casing of demand for such things as some steel products many metals u a healthy thing and traceable to a variety of reasons, In addition to the apparent one that consumers aren't buying as much of some products as the nation's factories can turn out. Chain Reaction The argument here runs along these lines: Manufacturers are ,is more apparent than real. When "? w rcaclin S J us ' as TM n ?"T rs diil a year ago, and as distributors materials arc controlled, as at | did ]a _,. sunlmcl . .Consumers, after present, the shortage of any one! two scare-buying sprees, Rot over ' DMk't Suffer Another Minute HO matter how many remedies you bAVC tried for itching eczema, psoriasis, infections, athlete's foot or whatever your Mtln trouble may be--anything from head to foot-WONDER SALVE ·nd Wondw Medicated Soap can help you. Dnetopetf for the boys in the Arm;-now for yor folks at home W « ND !i R S £ LVE is white, greaseless, *nt*«KitJc. No ugly appearance. Safe *°f, c TMJ£nen. G «t WONDER SAI.VE ·r*l WONDER ANTISEPTIC SOAP-- rtsuUi or fnoney refunded. Truly wonderful preparation*. Try them. Sold in Fiyeiterille by Quaker, Rickvitf, ind Fay*iUvill« Drug Blor*s; or your hometown druggist. needed in making a product reduces the demand for other metals, whether they are avail- their fears., of shortages and slopped hoarding. When,- retailers saw this was a long time tendency able are not. An example is the \ rt consumers, merchants slopped auto industry. Until it gets more of | ordering. ^ Since^thcn ^they have the copper essential to producing cars, !t won't need all the steel now being offered. Automakers say they would buy the steel if they could get the copper. A second argument is that as long as civilian 1 goods producers are restricted as to how much metal they can use, it is impossible to tell what the real demand for the metal is. A firm with defense priority may have all the mefal it needs, while a toy manufacturer, say, may not be able to buy any, no matter how badly he wants it. An example here is aluminum. The stretch-out- in the warplane building program has apparently eased the demand lor aluminum, since the aircraft industry doesn't need as much right now. But a number of fabricators say they aren't getting all the aluminum they want and can't because they don't" have priority. Some aluminum make'rs say there would be been working off the store inventories they piled up in the months .vhcn they, too, feared coming shortages. Now the manufacturers realize | that the rapidly expanding capacity of.metals producers, plus the stretch-out in the defense program, mean metals supplies will be more abundant by year-end. So manufacturers aren't ordering ahead in fear of shortages. They are cutting back their buying to what they need right now, and even bringing out some of the inventories of metals they may have squirrled away. The emphasis is now on a faster turnover of metal inventories. A short time ago the emphasis was on making sure there would be enough metals in inventories, The Ides of March play.-a part too, perhaps. Businessmen are hard put to it to find cash to pay big.income taxes next week--and another big payment will come no blank spaces in their order I due June 15. If they can save cash books if all would-be users were l ~* ··-- 1 --- : "~ --*-'·· -J allowed to buy. ·Other observers see the apparent sudden drop in demand for Phone Mrs. Joy Gage, 1522-J, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by-not ordering metals now, and living off inventories instead, so much the better. Those bankers-who feared inflation were among the first to praise consumers for stopping their scare-buying a year ago. They also praised merchants for whittling down inventories and getting into proper balance. Now j the same bankers are praising " manufacturers for what they call the sober behavior as a sign of coming depression. Wildlife Improvement Will Be Discussed Wildlife improvement will be discussed by a group of farmers, businessmen ' and s p o r t s m e'n Thursday night at a meeting to be held at 7:30 in the hospitality room at the Phillips Motor Company on North College Avenue. ' · Phil Allan, biologist with the Soil Conservation Service, will be the principal speaker. Paul Baxter, county game warden, and local sportsmen and conservationists will also take part in .the program. Fishpond management, Improving farm lands for quail and oilier game animals,- and farmer-sportsman relationships will be*some of the topics discussed. What you want is a Coke When you have to kcnp your wits about you, refreshment helps. You just can't beat a frosty bottle of Coca-Cola. IOTIII* VNDII *UIHO«IIT Of TNI C O C A - C O l * COMfANT IY fAYimVltll COCA-COU IOTTUNO COMPANY, Phono UOX *··* '"·'· ' O '»». THI COCA-CM* COMMNf Dear Miss Dix: A very nice boy Invited me to a Thanksgiving dance. Three days before the dance lie was wounded in a hunting accident and as a result lias one crippled haiid. Now he avoids me and all other girls. Whenever one of his. pals tries to talk him into double dating, he only laughs and says, "No girl would want to date a one-handed guy." My problem is, how can I make him realize that I still like him a lot, and would go out with him regardless of his trouble? K. D. Answer: You have quite a job on your hands to convince the I boy that an accident does not ! make-' him a social ' outcast, but jwhon you have accomplished your purpose--and you will--you will both be richly rewarded. He will have the assurance that a girl who cares can disregard superficialities, and you will have a man whose character has been tried in the hardest school of nll-tfacing life with a handicap and learning to make the best of it. Enlist His I'als To accomplish this d i f f i c u l t task involves a conspiracy on the part of you and a fe\v uinur ^oud friends of the boy. Have his pa's make a point of asking him to Join In tli* crowd's activities. When he raises, n.i nn objection, the results of his accident, they must convince him that his friends do not consider a handicap a bar' rier lo good fellowship. 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