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12 - The Newi-Rovlew, Roieburg, Ore. Mon., Dee. 19, 1949
Brisk Christmas Trade Sets Pace For
Higher Trend In Business, Industry
By G. A. PHILLIPS
NEW YORK, UP A brisk Christmas trade set the pace for a
steady to higher trend in business and industry last week.
A glance at the national economic scene one week before Christ
mas disclosed a well-rounded picture with strong tides running in
industrial production, employment, building and retail trade. Tlie
stock market hit an 18-month high In a sustained exhibition of
bullish strength unmatched in any prior week this year.
At the same time there were
enjugh orders on the books or in
sight to give most businessmen
a feeling of cautious satisfaction
as they prepared to tally the
year's final results.
The cautious attitude crept In
to the picture because of the un
certainty that exists as to the
Srobably length of the present
usiness upturn. Many experts
will tell you that it is simply too
good to last, and with a vivid
recollection of what happened
last spring and summer when
there was a painful dip in bus
iness, a wary attitude was evl-
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The $4 a ton hike in steel pri
ces late last week probably will
deepen this cautious mood. N o
matter what the merits, in the
case may be, the move is cer
tain to make businessmen won
der whether It will invite strong
anti-business programs by gov
ernment or promote a drive for
higher wages, or both. Higher
wages might upset the present
delicate balance between infla
tion and deflation in favor o f
inflation In the form of higher
prices for goods and services.
As the year draws to a close
the price structure seemed to.be
firming in many areas. New
purchasing power hit market pla
ces In the form of heavy gov
ernment expenditures for many
sided operations at home and the
Marshall plan program abroad.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
late Friday announced wholesale
prices across the country advan
ced one-tenth of one per cent in
the week ended Dec. 13. Trends
have remained higher since that
Shortly now, the first funds
from the $2,800,000,000 GI, insur
ance pool will be distributed and
higher pay rates for a vast army
of government pensioners and
workers will add to the money
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OLD GROWTH FIR
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Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard Laur
ance spent several days last
week over at Lakeside fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynne Linton
and children, Gary and Kathleen
of Grande Ronde, Oregon, were
recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Golgert, enroute to Crecent
City, Calif. Mrs. Linton is an old
school chum of Mrs. Golgert. The
Lintons are widely known as ex
tensive growers and breeders of
a fine line of chinchillas.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Golgert and
sons, Donald and Neal, were
guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Oren Standley, of Camas
Valley, for turkey dinner on Sun
day. Other guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Bayle Barker.
MAVIS JANE HAARSAGAR, four years old, takes time out in
her father's arms to wonder if just perhaps she will get
a nice doll for her very own, maybe like the one her Daddy
showed her here, she s quite a little doll herself, I II say.
Mavis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Haarsagar of Mo
hall. North Dakota. They are visiting here at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Lorenzen at 340 East Second Avenue North. (By
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rutchman
have recently moved from up on
Willis Creek to Winston.
many fine things, that a lot of
people do at this time of year
such as buying Christmas pre
sents, paying off old debts, de
just carrying a roll of folding
money around In their pockets I
for the fun of it.
ingrid Bergman Having Difficulty Getting Divorce
NEW YORK m The New
York Times in a Rome dispatch
says film star Ingrid Bergman
had teld its correspondent "some
difficulties" had prevented her
getting a divorce from Dr. Peter
Times Correspondent Camille
M. Clanfarra wrote that Miss
Bergman told him she planned
to marry Italian film director
Roberto Rosselllnl as soon as she
Is free, having decided "to give
up my artist's career because I
now want to live mv own life
just as any other woman."
cianiarra said he Interviewed
Miss Bergman and Rossellini in
her apartment in Rome. The
couple's romance began last
spring when Rossellini directed
the Swedish actress in the film
"Stromboll." made ort a bleak.
volcanic island off Italy's west
According to the Times dis
patch. Rossellini said Miss Berg-
ma. "explained things quite
clearly" to Dr. Lindstrom wnen
they met In Messina last May, at
a time when the Bergman-Rossel-
llni romance was making Head
lines around the world.
"I want to make 1. clear," the
Times account of Rossellini's re
marks continued, "that at that
time the relationship between In
grid and myself was absolutely
correct. It is not our fault, is it,
if we cannot get married because
Ingrid has been unable so far to
obtain a divorce?"
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CARL J. PEETZ
920 S. Stephen
flow. Minimum wage rates for
1,500,000 workers will be raise!
from 40 to 75 cents an hour. This
will add another $1,000,000,000 a
year to national purchasing pow
er. There were numerous other
inflationary factors in the pict
ure. Added up and placed along
side the government farm sup
port program they appeared des
tined to keep a strong prop under
prices at a time when ordinary
competitive pressures were be
ginning to be recognized at the
grocery and dry goods store, au
tomobile show room and lumber
The persistently strong trend
In common stocks on the New
York stock exchange, especially
in issues that could respond eas
ily to shifting price sands, was
rated by many observers as con
vincing proot mat tne national
economy was being artificially
The quoted value of listed stocks
rose by $l,suu,uuu,uuu this week.
Volume was the largest for any
week thus far in 1949. More
issues were traded in one dav
than ever before. The average
price lvel advanced to the high
st point since mid-1948.
It must be remembered that
1948 was a banner record year
for retailers so any drop from
that period has to be weighed
with that fact in mind.
This week's business chart was
studded with asterisks that car
ried you back to the early part
of this year for comparable fig
ures. Electric power production
was the highest in history, re
flecting a full work load for in
dustry and shorter days that re
quired more current for home
Money In circulation rose to
S27.701.000.000 highest s nee ast
pepped up with regular doses of 1 January. This was caused by the
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