The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1951 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 9, 1951
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HOKDAY, APRIt f, 1981 BLTTHEV1LLE, (ARK.V COURIER NEWS PAGE THKEB TJi« Notion T<M/oy: Oops, Nio* Ttn Doal— Removal of New Auto Spare Tires Is a Sweet One--For Chiselers Br JAMU MABLOW WASHINGTON, April 8. ThlJ It * iweet one. You drop In on » dealer to buy much light, though. But i did get the impression NPA and OPS didn't get together on lh!s one before NPA ordered tht ban on th« lifth tire. new car. There's a ceiling on the h* can charge you. OPS—Of- of Price Stabilisation—has put -ceiling on the price of new cars. Pretty good, you say. With that eefllny. he can't hike the price Just because cars are harder to get now, (But he'll get around that, if he'i a chlsler, by loading the new car down with a lot of unwanted accessories. You pay for the car with all that or you don't get it it all.) So you s«e i car you like, without »ny accessories, and you say: "What's the price on this?" It's, say. $1,800. That's the ceiling price. "I'll take It," says you. "Good," says the dealer. "And by the way, I suppose you know there are only four tires with this car. No spare." "What's that again?" says you. He'i Right Too "Sorry," says the dealer. "Government order." He's right, too. NPA—National production Authority—ordered carmakers, effective April 1, to ship their cars to dealers with no niore than four tires. No spares on ne'A p cars. Why? Because NPA, which controls materials to be sure the armed forces get all they need, wants to save rubber. The rubber which manufacturers save by omitting a ^pare tire on passenger cars will go Into tires for trucks. Well, since It's for the good of the country, it's all right. But it does put you into kind of stew, personally. True, a car with four tires is better than a car «-ith only three. But a car with only four isn't so good when you have a flat with any one of them. So you say to the dealer: "My goodness, what am I going to do without a spare?" "Oh, I can sell you a spare," said the dealer. "I have a. few new tires on hand." Maybe some dealers won't have any spares at all. although most of them probably have since it's customary to have some kind of supply. gome M*J- Chisel {Some of them may chisel on this fifth tire business. For example: Jones got a new car from the manufacturer, complete with five tlrei, before NPA told carmakers not to *hip any more with five tire«. itill, the OPS said sort of mourn- fully: "A dealer shouldn't attempt to tell i customer 'he'll knock off the ceiling price because a car lack* fifth tire until we issue an order on that," Mama Wants to Sell the Home, But It's Too Livable for Sale Marshall Raps U.S. r Lel-Down r Of Defense Plan Secretary of Defense Says World Situation Still Grows Worse (Jones, with this pre-April 1 cur, takes off the fifth tire and now pretends he got the car after April 1, with only four tires, so he can mak« a little extra dough by selling you th« filth one from his alleged •upply. <But this kind of chiseling couldn't last long since, with cars scarce and the demand'large, all the pre- Aprll 1 cars will soon be sold.) Anyway, when the--,dealer says he can Kll you a spare, you sigh with relief, do a little arithmetic In your head, and ask the dealer: "The OPS ceiling price on this ear is $1,800 but when OPS set the ceiling", can still had five tires. Now they have only 'four. How much will you knock oft the price, since I get only four tires now?" I Can Knock off' flO "Oh," jays the dealer, "In this case I can knock off S10. So the car will only sell for J1,T60. The new tire from my supply will cost you $25. So the full price to you will be J1.815." Oops, says you. That's *15 over the ceiling price, although OPS jet the ceiling at $1,800 in the first place to control inflation. Yet. the dealer Isn't violating any order by this deal. Or he doesn't seem to be. I called up the NPA people. "How come?" I was told this was strictly | «n OPS worry, since NPA's job Is merely to save rubber. OPS must worry about prices. I called OPS. The man I spoke to seemed unhappy. I didn't get WASHINGTON. April 9. W>> — Secretary of Defense Marshall spoke out today against what he called a letdown in public support of the defense program in the face of a worsening world situation. "Every Indication we have from abroad is of increasing buildup." Marshall said. "It has been noticeable particularly in the satellite countries. The situation not only hasn't changed in the matter of being less tense, tt Is really more tense than before." The best this country can hope for. Marshall said. Is a period of tension rather than an all-out world war. and he added: "What we are thinking about is possibly a ten- year tension—but tension has re taxed here in six weeks. Interview With Magarlne Marshall expressed these views In copyrighted interview with the magazine U.S. News and World Report, during which he retceratec again his call for enactment of Universal Military Training program. Marshall said he could see hope for any early letup In the rearmament program, because even if ihe West and Russia came b terms "we would be perfect fools t relax our military strength until we had evidence of good faith." He said that at the rate the pro gram ts now going forward, "by th' By HAL, l:OYI,K KANSAS CITY. April 9. (API — Por a quarter of a century no\\ f0.sma has been threatening to scl the home she raised her five chill- ren in. She moved into it 30 years ago when she and dad and all the res of us were young together. It is a big. white, old-fashioned, eight-room house—the kind that went out style long ago, and now is coining back in style among people who liki space and comfort. The house has been in the fam ly so lone, and the family has beei i) the house so long that now don't ktiow whether it owns us 01 we own it. But Mama and the house have x?eti having H feud ever since they met* "It Is just too biz." Mama said Ihe day we moved in. And she has been saying it ever since. "It takes too much work to keep up an old place like this." But it was a wonderful house for children to grow up in. It liad a big back yard to play in, a grape arbor, fine old shade trees to climb, and plenty of room to raise chickens, dogs, pigeons and rabbits. House BuiU for Living It was a house built for living. We children liked everything about it except the old coal furnace. The boys used to match on winter evenings to see who would have to take on !!ie terrible duty of going down alone to bank the furnace for the night. The basement was a fearsome place at night full of flickering shadow Who knew what eerie menace might leap out at you from the dark coa: bin? The unlucky boy whose turn it was to sloke the fire threw shovel after shovel of coal as fast. as he could and then turned and raced up the stairs, his back prickling with icy fear that some evil monster might grab him from behind. Oh. what a relief it was to come back up into the bright warm kitchen; But in the hot summer days the basement was a wonderful 'sanctuary from the heat. Mama stil! goes riown there to read the paper Adkins Seeks Mexican Labor c or Cotton Area LITTLE ROCK, April 9. (AP)— Jomer M. Adkins Is on his way to Washington to seek federal help In obtaining Mexican labor for Arkansas cotton farmers. Adkins, director of the Slate Employment Security Division, said :otton growers would need 25,000 to 35,000 cotton choppers from Ma> 1 to about July 1 or July 15." He assailed a recent report by President Truman's Migratory l.-ibor Commission that no foreign labor is needed in this country. The commission, said Adkins, is either "wholly misinformed or mis-stating Arkansan Killed In B-29 Crash TOKYO, April 8. (AP)—An Ar- kausni filer was among 12 persons killed In the crash o{ a B-29 days ngo between Okinawa and Korea. The Air Force yesterday released the nnmes of the victims. They Included S-Sgt. Merit B. White, 23. of Route 7. Pine Bluff. Seven Arkansans Die Violent Deaths; Week's Toll Totals 15 The Aztec name "cacahoatl" contracted by the Ssmnlarrls to "cacao" and corrupted in English to "cocoa," the facts." Adkins said lie would ask th< federal government to open imme dlately labor recruiting centers a' Monterrey, Mexico, or along ihe U. S.-Mexican border. By The A»oci«(«I Pre*« Arkansas' known violent death toll lor the week ended Sunday iv&s 15. Over the weekend alone seven persons lost their lives In accidents and another committed suicide. An Humphrey couple suffered fatal Injuries in an auto collt-sion near their home community Sunday. They were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wlckland. The driver of the other car. B. B Han-Ill of Pine Bluff, was Injured seriously. An 18-ycar-oki Tinsmiu, Ark, youth. Robert Lionel Williams, was killed when he fell from a car near Harrell, Ark. The car hit loose gravel, went out of control and threw Williams out when it swerved. A machines! was killed when <m explosion rocket! the Dlerks, Ark., Lumber and Conl Co. Plant. The victim, James E. Kemp. 35, and fellow worker. Earl Gentry, 40, were heating a 12-inch pteton when It exploded. Gentry was injured. A Negro died In a Little Rock hospital after taking rat poison. Pollen termed lib death suicide. Tribes in the mountair of Trench Morocco still regard a camera as an instrument of the devil, tter.tflshly designed to capture and Imprison men's fiotils, says the National Geographic Society. North Carolina has had 10 capitals: Edcnton, New Hern. nnth. Wilmington. Hillsboro. Halifax. Smlthfleld. Kayettevllle, Tarboro nnrl Rnlcigli. Concrete Culvert Til* Sizes up to 36 In. Corrugated Meral Culverts Sizes up to 81 In. Automatic Flood Gattf ConcrclD Septic Tank* .Mela) Soplic Tanks Sewer Tile liest Trices We Deliver A. H. WEBB Highway 61 at State Lln« Itione 714 lime we get to the summer of 1S52 we will be very strong." He coupled that with this note of caution, however: Unless the nation works out a stable military manpower policy, "we will be weak without realizing the reason," Circuit (Civil): J. H. Morcherson, et al, vs. St Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Railway Company, suit for S6.400 damages. Read Courier News Classified Cancer Society Gives U. of A. Added Grants The American Cancer Society has marie two additional grants totaling $14,000 to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine for research . into the cause, prevention, and cure of cancer. Dean H. C. Nicholson announced Saturday. These grants, bringing to more than $24,000 the amount awarded the School of Medicine in recent months for similar work, will make It possible for Arkansas scientists to help finri a cure for cancer. Dean Nicholson said. Twenty-five per cent of aU funds collected by the American Cancer Society -in its annual campaign 's devoted to cancer research. The 1951 campaign is now under way in Arkansas with Dean Morley. State Revenue Commissioner, as Chairman. TJie 424,000 In grants that have been made to the University of Arkansas Schoo] of Merticme is equivalent to about 35 per cent of the loUl collected each year In the state by the Society, and Is Irt addition to approximately $40.000 that is spent in cancer education and care of indigent cancer patients. and cool off when Ihe temperature hits the 100-degree mark. When dad died in 1937, the family was In real terror that Mama would carry out her threat to sell the place. " j "You chlidrnn are all raised now." • she said. "I am going to sell this old barn and move into a small apartment by myself," . But she didn't. She still lives there with my sister, my brother- in-law, and their little child, Kathy. The house has become a kind of symbol of family unity, a place we can always come back to and find each, other again—and live again our childhood with Mama. Mama knows this. But year after year she goes on reading the real estate ads and warning she certainly isn't going "to live in ihia d barn through another spring." But we don't take her seriously ny longer. For some years ago let the last of (he mortgage be aid off. There is a new gas fur- ace in the basement now. and re- ently the whole house got a new ice-lifting. "Why, the house keeps getting i ounger all the time," I sain. "Yes, but I 'keep getting older ere," said Mama. "I've just been prisoner in this darned old barn or the last 30 years. I know what going to do. rm going to seS] t this summer and move into one •I those nice new small ranch Louses everybody's buying." But she never will Mama knows i her heart slie has lost her long eud with the house. It holds her iy too many memories. And she will iever leave it now. But she likes o go on threatening it. She doesn't want It to think it can dominate icr altogether. Iron Miner's Body Found in Tunnel; Rescuers Continue Search for Man EVELETH. Minn., April 9. I'.Ti— p.m. Friday because the body was The body of one of two iron miners trapped since a cavein Friday was dug from hard-packed ore and debris early today. Rescue efforts continued for the other man. Oliver Iron Mining Co. officials said the body was that of Anton Korcha, 53. Imprisoned with him I at the 564-foot level of the spruce mine WRS Frank Putzel. 43. A company spokesman said evidently Korcha had died almost immediately after the cavein about 1 badly crushed. There wa,s no sign of Putzel. The Oliver spokesman sa!d there was a remote hope that Putzel was farther back In a portion of the btmne which had not caved tn. Many hours of digging remained before the tunnel could be cleared. Rescue operations were hamperec by the cramped space In which thi men had to work. The face of th tunnel was a scant five feel acros and only two men could work then at one time. Good Nitrate Fertilizer I will hav« a car of Calcium Ammonium Nilrat* h«r« next week. It contains 20,5% nitrogen an4 the'price is $72.00 per ton, K.O.B., tilylherillt, Paul D. Foster, Distributor Wtonw 3418-3153 Blyth«yill«, Ark. The following couples obtained mnrrtage licenses Saturday from lie otflce of Miss Elizabeth Blytlie. county clerk: John Perry Hollingsworth and .•liss Ncma Burks, both of Blytheville. W. T. Copplc of Evansville. 111. nnd Miss Bernlce Hammel of Priairic Durocher. 111. FOR SALE SERVICE STATION GARAGE RADIATOR SHOP Radiator repair equipment, vats and soldering supplit*, electric welder, drill press, two tmery grinders, lir« ind lubes, fan hells, large supply of'hot patches, rgd i»tor hose, water and fuci pumps, buttery cables, ig nition parts, light bulbs, starters and generators, battery charger, Ihrtt jacks, grease equipment, several hundred used parl*. Must sell by May 1st, 1951. Tom'$ Service Station So. Hlfhwmj «1 Phoiw S9I» STOP and THINK about this extraordinary SPECIAL OFFER! 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JIMMIE EDWA FURNITURE CO Phone 2487 301 East Main

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