The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1949 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 30, 1949
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PAGfi TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1949 German on Trial in Morocco As Slayer of Mystery Woman, Close Friend of Mussolini's TANGIER, Morocco, March 30. m— A former Inmate of A Niwl concentration camp It on trial in this Internalioiml settlement for the murder ol "the mystery woman of the Middle Enst." - Bhe was Ma B d* D'Anduraln. 52-yenr-old Wench countess, kniR (Umorous figure In talcs ol Mediterranean intrigue. She disappeared from her yacht anchored here ia-st Nov. 5. What All the Shootin's For The defendant. Hhns Abele, alias* Henato Oiiclnl, a German, said the 1 death was accidental. The presiding magistrate said Abclc told him lie accidentally knocked the countess' head against a bunk during an argument aboard the yacht. Frightened, lie said, he weighted her bodv and damped 11 Into the sea. The" body has not been recovered. Testimony disclosed Iliat Abrle had been released from Dachnn in 1941. Prior to (hat. he had been In prison nine limes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland between 1935 and 1939. At one time the countess was married to a Syrian sheikh. Following his mysterious death she was condemned to be stoned to death, hut managed to Ilc^e the country. She was later reputed to be a close friend of Mussolini. After the liberation of Prance she was convicted of spying for Germany. At the lime of her arrest she protested being taken from Marseilles to Paris in a third-class railway carriage "like a common criminal." Jn January. 1948, she was charcert with slaying her nephew by feeding him poisoned chocolates. The charge was not pressed after the coroner issued a report In the case. President Is Asked Not to Give Jobs to Indiana Republicans WASHINGTON. March 30—M'l— President Truman received an un usual political request yesterday- stop naming Indiana Republicans I bl-paritsan Federal commissions. Tt came from Frank Mcllal Democratic national connnlUeema for Indiana. He told newsmen after a call the White House that he wants Republican vacancies on bl-partisan commissions filled from o t h e r states. "Why build up the opposition party in my state? 1 ' he commented. When Republicans are named from Indiana, he added, "It makes it more difficult to get appointments for Indiana Democrats." He said the Inst two Indiana appointments have been Republicans, one on the Civil Aeronautics Bonrd and the other on the federal bench. Dixie Greyhound Bus Drivers' Strike Averted MEMPHIS, Tenn., March M. W) —Drivers of the Dixie Greyhound mis Company reached a contract! ;reemcnl with the company yc.s- nlny. They hart threatened to rikc in eight stfltes April 1 ley pot more pay. A. C. Clark of Little Hock, field upeivi.sor of the Brotherhood ol lailroaci Trainmen (IncU, said the ew contract will mean an average lonthly Increase of $37 lor the some M I'myitovp.s affected. Earl W. smith. Dixie Greyhound president, .Minn.led Hie average Increase at SOW. said the new agreement .[II increase .salary averages from 34.4 per month to $380, and cost he company $125.000 a year. Drivers are paid on a mileage rjii.sts. The settlement Increases the :isurc from B.VO cent.s lo 6.20, and include* a new provision for nay- uifijits for drivers' room rent, when they are awtiy from home. Tills rig- lire i.s 50 cents a night for regular drivers and $1.50 for "extras." Dixie Greyhound operates in Tennc.ssee, Alabama, Arkansas. Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. I la headquarters are here. Clark said that, under the new agreement, drivers still will not be receiving the same base pny n.s drivers in other companies within the Greyhound corporation. But he added: "We're making progress." Paulettc Goddard Seeks Divorce from B. Meredith HOLLYWOOD, March 30. (IV) — Faulctte Goddard lias not decided whether to file suit for divorce from Actor Burgess Meredith in California or Mexico. But the pert, brunette actress confirmed yesterday Burgess' announcement In New York last week that they have parted. MUs Goddard said she has requested from him a consent decree. As soon as she finishes a movie this week, she added, she plans to fly to New York to talk things over with Burgess. Tills will be life actress' third divorce. She divorced Edgar James, lumberman, In the early '3Q.S and Charlie Chaplin in 1942. She married Meredith in 19M. Banker Critical Of Government's Curbs on Lending ST. LOUIS, March 30. W)—Evans Woollen, Jr., president of the American Bankers Association, said today the present period of threatened economic stress calls for removal of government regulation of Instal- ment credit lending. Business conditions "justify neither optimism, nor rigid complacency, nor pessimism," Woollen told the A.B.A.'s national consumer installment credit conference. The three-day meeting began yesterday. "Instead they call for a high degree of alertness, flexibility, and adaptability of both policies^ am practices in instalment credit'lend- ing as well as In every other phase Members of the Brilish Photographers' Club had a field day "shoot- Ins" American Greng Sherwood in London and promptly dubbed her "MisB Lens Lease of 1949." New North Carolina Senator Takes Oath In Hollywood (.'ontlmicil from Page 8. temperament at home .since hi.s 9- year-old daughter Kathy guested on BiiH''s alrshow and then on Bob's. Bob said she asked liini the other day. "Daddy, t haven't been on the sir for two months. Maybe I should get nn agent." Orson's Hack Or.-on Welles is gathering his old Mcrcnrv group back together for his I "Othello" venture in Italy. Edgar Isr.rrier leaves soon fnr Rome. alonR with another half of the old Welles-tans, . . . not! Cameron will do two lilms a year at Republic in the future. . . . Wedding bells won't be Hie only expensive item at the marriage of Aly Khan nnd Rita Haywm'th. Hollywood hears it's costing Aly S8.IWO.OOO to divorce Ills wife. . . . Fashion nnte: Greta Oavbo has the new short haircut. The average American husbnnd lias about J8 neckties—most of them four-in-hands. BABY CHICKS Thief Loses Shoes AMAHILLO, Tex., March 30. 1,1 A fleeing thief ran right out of shoes here today. Two men walked boldly Into a railroad station. They snatched a purse from Mrs. Ala Culberson and ~r:hot-footed it out of the station. '""-'Pursuing police almost stumbled over their only clue—a worn, brown pair of number tens. WASHINGTON, March 30—( Dr. Frank P. Oraliam was sworn li i yesterday as Senator from Nortl Carolina. Graham, a Democrat, resigned a. president of the University of Norli Carolina alici as head of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies to accept the appointment as successor of the late Senator J. Melville Broughton (D-NO. No question was raised In the Senate about seating Graham. Last week, Senator Brlcker (R-Ohlo) proposed that the Senate Inquire into the clearance of Graham to receive secret atomic information, lie said there were reports that I questions had been raised about some of the. organizations with | which ofaham had associated with i self. Brlcker emphasized at the 1 lime that he was not questioning ' Graham's fitness to be a Senator resh Dressed Hens & Fryers Fresh Country Eggs For Sale of All Times We Also Pay TOP MARKET PRICES For Live Poultry Commercial Dressing Solicited Nol Coward wrote Dorothy Sliay saying he's writing a f liew musical with her in mind. Noel gelling mixed up with a Beverly Hill Billy should be something. * * • Talking .about Mickey Rooncy Ed Gardner cracked: "He's nothing jut a Van Johnson at half mast." * * • Esther Williams reported on the set of "Neptune's Daughter" fnr an added swimming sequence. Director Eddie Buraell led her to a camera beside a pool. Esther yellert in protest. The pool was covered with scum, chunks of oily wood and us muddy as a bride's first pot of coffee. Buzzell insisted that's what the .script called for. Hither yelled louder, then Buzzcll confessed it was a gag and led liei to thu real set. her usual crystal clear pool heated to her specifications. Johns Produce Pho.4107 W. H'waylS While Rocks • liarred Rocks While Wyiindolles New Hampshire Reds Hock & Hampshircs White Leghorns Per JOO Grade AAAAA '15 (not scxcd) From U.S. Approved PULLORUM PASSED FLOCKS f banking, business and industry." Woollen reviewed the A.B.A. stand gainst the government's Begula- ion W, which regulates terms of laimeiit credit, and added: Government regulation in this and almost every other field is conducive to rigidity that can prove to be economic rigor mortis. RV latlon freezes the normal adapts!. Hy of credit. Ij puts all borrow I all loans and all lenders on Jl same rigid platform,>;| the merits and conditions of c\ individual situation." NOTICE TO MY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS ^, Call 510 or >ee me In Ingrain Building Ground Floor, rear ( City Drug Store, 32 steps oft Main at United Insurance P A RANK D. UNDERWOOD -Gfe&tcatt Other Breeds On Special Order CUSTOM HATCHES SET Every Monday & Thursday Reserve Tray Ahead of Time Include $1.00 plus postage with Mail Orders Balance C.O.D. BLAYLOCK HATCHERY Formerly Marilyn Hatchery * Powered bj quick-starting -f-cycl* gasoline engine (ly 2 hn or 3 hp). * Full adjustable governor guarantee! accurate, dependable speed control. * U" blade cuti right N. Hiwav 61 BIytheviHe Phone 3172 See the MASTER MOWER today at \ BIytheviHe Machine Shop Dealer ARKANSAS GROCER CO. Distributor KELVINATOR GIVES YOU -IT'S COLD CLEAR TO THE FLOOR Telephone highlights of 1948... Model $299.95 Other Models from 209.95 . vM mancnlly Food Ghost hold." *0 pound* packaged fror.rti fooiU and ice cubes. 12-i[»arl CrinTx-r. Magic SVielf folds away — make* room for l>n?kv foods. Bonne CxiUI Space ... Rrfri pirated Vrnil Vrc^honcr . . . Vcr^s (rtlirs *•«! '•oft drinks rofrrf»li- inglr rolil! rif»ty of lull l>otllr EXTRA! Powered liy KelviiulorV nialrh- losc, |HMinT-pinrlunp Pnlar- REVENUES. EXPENSES AND EARNINGS PER TELEPHONE + 75 + 50 _v>f *'*— *Tri>** ttvr*n nffff t *•/ toeal burr* rsfrn. **"<&. . .._. GET COLO CL£AR.7Q TH£ FLOOR- I From the company's annual report, copy oi tvhich may be obtained by writing the. secretary ol (he company, 1010 Pine St., St. Louis 1, Mo. Iii 19-18 the Southwestern "BeTl Telephone Company passed the 3,000,000 in telephones served in its territory— Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and part of Illinois. This was double the number of telephones served just ten years ago. But, despite (Ilis growth, (he company's earnings sank to a new low—4.09 per cent ou the capital ptil into the business by investors. Postwar costs, continuing lo rise during the year, increased expenses to a point 6a per cent higher than m 19-10 on a per telephone basis. In the same period revenues per telephone went up only 26 per cent, and earnings declined 52 per cent. The company ended the year with 342,000 more telephones in service than at 194.7's end. But those telephones, because of high postwar costs, required a permanent additional investment of i $368 apiece. Before the war, the average investment per telephone was $237. Meanwhile, demand for telephones continued at a rate even higher than in 1947, just over 50,000 a month. There were still 180,000 unfilled orders as the year ended. And about 400,000 persons had requests with its for a higher grade of service. »PPL1C»TIONS FOR MMN TELEPHONE SERVICE Received Filled On Hand 700.000 6 OO.OOO 500.00O J OO.OOO 300.0OO 3 OO.OOO 100.009 '47 '48 '46 '47 '48 '16 *47 '43 INCREASE IN PLANT INVESTMENT PER TELEPHONE GAINED The company has an obligation to furnishserv- ice as promptly and as fully as it possibly can. This year we intend to continue the huge construction program needed to expand and improve GROSS CONSTRUCTIOH EXPENDITURES Service. $173,000.000 ^^^^^^^^^|_|^^|^_^^^|^^^ But the many millions of dollars required lo continue the construction program have lo come from the sav- KU-'tO' -i\.-ii' -«. V '«« . , . •Am,ot «.,r<, 1!1 S S °* investors — thousands of men and women in all walks of life. Investors will not place their savings in the telephone business unless ihcy can see prospects of earnings thai will compare, all things considered, with those of other businesses. But present earnings do not meet this test. Only when earnings are sufficient lo attract the necessary investment capital can the business expand and improve as the telephone users want it lo. The year 1948 was a bus)' one for the telephone company. Much was accomplished in improving and extending service in bolh urban and rural areas. In 19'19, the company expects its accomplishments will be even greater; that more people than ever before will enjoy even belter service than in the pasL E. B. Gee Sales Co., Inc. 117 South Second Phone 2026 SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY

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