The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 4, 1944
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MONDAY, DECEMBER <1, 19'M BLYTHRVILLE COURIER 'NEWS Car Production To Be Delayed Will Take 6 Months After Germany Falls, Official Declares WASHINGTON, Dec. 4—No new cars will be available to the public unlll nt least six months after the defertt of Germany, according to the view expressed tociny by Kay Chamberlain, executive vice-president of the National Automobile Dealers ^Association. Vwlng to the excess o[ juemand over supply, rationing of View automobiles will, in all likelihood, continue for some time after the new supply becomes available, lie added. "Taking into consideration the tremendous amount of work that will have to be done in getting the factories into peacetime production,' Mr. Chamberlain pointed out, "it is not likely (hat any new cars will be on the market, before a period of six months after Germany's defeat. One reason why it will take longer than the public has been expecting is (hat the larger plants virtually have been torn to pieces In order to do Hie biggest possible job in the war effort. In the case of many a plant, it will be worse than starting from scratch. It is true that In some instances plants virtually have remained intact because entirely new plants were built for war work However, all the suppliers of finisher or other material for manufacturers face the same rcconversior problem as the plants themselves "Many assume that new cars wil hnvc to be rationed for some tinv after the war ends because tlie demand will be so much greater thai the supply. The industry probably will not be able to produce mon cars than at the rate of 2,000,00: units per 'year for the first fev months. It probably will be a mat ter of years before the balance be twecn supply and demand Is reach ed. It is anticipated that the Gov ,ernmenl will take steps to permi ta'.the resumption of automobile man Tufacturc at the earliest posslbl date after the end of the war ii Europe." •JWOM IK WASHWGTON Old Age Till Full Of lOU's PAGE THREE' Part Of Sub's Crew Survives Filipino Guerrillas Help U. S. Navy Men After Craft Sinks WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. (UP) — In a submarine, it's generally all or nothing. Either the whole crew Is lost, or the craft comes back. But last night the Navy told the strange story of a submarine named "Flier" which sunk last summer off the Philippines, but whose skipper and fll leasl seven crew" members' lived to tell the tale. ; Comdr. John Crowley of Concordia, Kans., stood on the bridge one dark night when the Submarine was cruising along the surface. Crowley never did see what hit ^t, but there was a "terrific e.xplo- Pion" and the "Flier" sank within 20 or 30 minutes. Crowley can't remember what happened during those tense minutes. He said: "I guess I was dazed. For the next thing I knew I was clinging to the rail and thinking I should rush forward and sound the collision alarm. But water was pouring up around my ankles and I knew there wasn't time." Somehow the skipper and eight men found themselves swimming together in the Pacific. They were in the water for 18 hours and suffered agonizing sunburn. Their arms and legs were slashed by coral. But finally they managed to struggle ashore in the Philippines. The only food tlicy had in several days were a couple of cocoanuts, which they opened with their bare hands. Finally they were found by two Philippines guerrillas who took them by boat to guerrilla headquar- I Urs. You know the rest of the [ fpry. Gen. Douglas MacArthur re- Vurncd to the Philippines not long afterwards. And Commander Crow- Icy and his crewmen were rescued —almost the first American underwater sailors to survive the sinking of their ship. Surfers Broken Arm Maxine Otlom. 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and M rs . Howard Hires ' is recuperating at her home on Kentucky Avenue from a broken :ht arm sustained Wednesday in HY S, BURTON HEATH NEA Staff Correspondent If the Old Age Security trust und were n private life insurance ompany, no sane person would ream of permitting it to cut pvein- uiiis so that Its actuarial reserves vould be Impared—or, on the other land, to raise premiums to keep us rom contributing to Inflation. Why, then, do Intelligent and public-spirited experts argue that t Is perfectly safe for,Uncle Sam o keep premiums below the level equired to provide the benefits to vhlch you are entitled when you •etire at 05, or thereafter? It's, like this. A life insurance company must operate on the the- iry that it will go out of business some day. When th'a't time comes, omorrow or in the year 3944—the company must have available suf- Iclent cash and securities to meet every obligation to its i»licy-hold- ers. If It does not, it has no way to finance the deficit. But the Government of these United States is assumed to be im- nortal and eternal, If ever It should cease to exist, the crisis would be so catastrophic that the mere loss of old age benefits wouldn't be noticed. Moreover, the trust fund Is invested exclusively in government bonds, on the unchallengeable theory thai they are the world's; safest investment. If ever this Government were put out of business and had to liquidate Us old age obligations all at once,' the bonds in the trust fund would be worthless pieces of paper, and the reserve would have been created In 1 vain. liESERVE WON'T BE NEEDED FOR A LONG TIME Again, the reserve, now around six billion dollars and growing fast, will not be needed to p&y old age' benefits for many years to come. Through June 30 of this : year, the (rust fund had received morel than $5,700,000,000 arid had spent.; including administrative expenses, 1 only $670,000,000. Interest alone, nearly $405.000,000, was almost- enough (o care for Uie $544,005,000 in benefits and refunds. The fund's experts calculate that it will be between 1970 and 1980! before benefit payments begin to use ui> each year fill of the prem-j iums (taxes) provided for in the law as it stands. At that time or soon after, one of three things would have to be done. Either reserves could be dc-' pleted—an unsound method if the reserve system is to be retained —' or tlie premium (tax) rate .could be raised above the top of 6 per cent (half from the worker) now >rovldcd, or Congress could make up the deficit out of revenues 'rom other sources, THE MONEY IS USED FOR CURRENT EXPENSES .Tlie question Is asked, then: Why bother with the fiction of a re- icrve? As It Is, your old age insnr- uicc premiums (taxes) are used by Uncle Sam lo meet his current needs, and are replaced with his lOU's. The reserve isn't money; there Isn't that much money. It's just some pretty pieces of paper that, say the United States will give (he trust fund money for them some time in the future. When that time comes, the Treasury \... have to tax, or borrow from somebody else, to get the money. Why not, asks tills school, raise what Is convenient by the payrol tax and stop pretending that it If nece.ssary, or even dcslmble, (hat Uncle Sam should operate his Insurance business as though lie were mortal and might go out of business some day? If It is decided to keep Old Age Insurance on the self-sufficient re serve basis,'then you can bet youi bottom' dollar that no board of ex perls with reputations to protcc will recommend against slepplnt up the old age tax .right awuj quick, before the trust fund short age gets any bigger. If the tax Isn't raised, whatcve you moy be told you can gambl that It will be because Uncle San has decided to use the tax as jus another source of general revenue and to worry about the money fo your retirement Income when yo call on him to make good hi >romises. V-Mail Faster king Winter Navy Advises Against Use Of Air Mail For Letters To Europe HEAUQUAKTEKS, U. S. NAVAL, 'OHCES IN EUROPE, Dec. 4.—He- •ausc atr-matl service to and from I). S. Naval personnel in the linro- •MHII Theatre of Operations has recently become less frequent, pos 1 oiriri; authorities at U. S. Nava leadqmiiiers In England lortiiy rec- omnu-mleit increased use of V-niai) Air-mull will continue lo be slow I a fall from School. a swing at Sudbury Both bones in the child's right forearm were broken in the fall marking the second time the sami arm had been broken in (he pas two years. After treatment at n local clitil | flic was able to be removed to her home. Micfi. Camp AidingVetsIn Readjustment By DOUGLAS GRAHAM United Press, Staff Correspondent LANSING. Mich. (UP)— Michigan, one of the first states to create machinery for aiding returning World War II veterans, has "a in ed; widespread attention by es- ablisbment of a •rehabilitation ami) which servicemen describe as 'a million .dollar setup,", . j : ' ; ::. Tlie camp, located at ipiiie : ' Lake )ear Kalamazoo, already, houses 14 veterans who arc being, taught. ,o overcome service-connected dis-. abilities and learn new grades. t Disabled veterahs assigned to the camp obtain free use of 'elaborate" recreation facilities and services o£ trained psychiatrist while refitting themselves . for civilian life. • Tlie camp has been loaned lo .he state by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, a philanthropic group founded by the famous Battle Creek breakfast-food inahufactur- er who established the recreational site as a health camp for children. Veterans attending the camp have all living expense and training fees paid by (he stale. Workmen arc now putting the finishing touches on a new $100,000 workshop building which will coni- )lete the camp. The state board of control for vocational education has been placed In charge of the rehabilitation work. Courses offered to veterans at' tending the camp include machine drafting, shop work, woodworking and boat building, watch and clock repair, electricity, arc and gas welding, office practices and commercial cooking. In atldition to the physical training for new jobs, all veterans attending the camp are treated, if necessary, by psychiatrists who help them readjust socially from the impact of war experiences. The Pine Lake camp for veterans is geared in closely with the stale's regular rehabilitation and counseling service for returning soldiers, sailors, marines and coasl guards- Temperatures Atlanta ................. 40 Augusta ................ 48 Birmingham ........... . 49 Charleston .............. 44 Charlotte ............... 46 Chattanooga ......... ... 45 Chicago ................ 41 Incinnati .............. 33 Denver. ......... ......... 44 Detroit .................. 3(j Jacksonville ............. 49 Tallahassee ............ 50 Kansas City ............ 38 Macon .................. 47 Memphis ................ 43 Miami .................. y\ Montgomery ............ 40 New Orleans ____ . ....... 51 New York .............. 29 San Antonio ............ G3 Sp.vannah ............... 48 Tampa .......... . ....... 04 Washington ............ 36 Dallas .................. 5i Houston ................ 59 Jackson .............. 54 Little Rock ............. 4fi Ehreveport .............. 54 luring the 'coming winter months, lu-y disclosed, because Naval (lying ' Northern Atlantic routes has i-een curtailed until better r in the slicing. Hying 'During summer months iilr-iniill letters between the United Slates and Europe averaged less. Hum u week in delivery. More than two weeks will be required during winter months, (hey said. V-mnll, always n priority Item in trans-Atlnntlc Highls, will continue to Tench Its destination In the normal time of live to seven duys, Authorities therefore recommended Him V-mnll be used by Nnvnl personnel und. their correspondents in the United states In all cases where the earliest possible arrival Is desired. The equivalent ol 25 sucks of ulr- innll letters can bo oniTlcd hi ono small V-mall sack, recorded on' 1( Violin Concert To Be Offered At High School llenno liabinof, one of America's IW'iik'sl violinists, together with Sylvia Smilh, pianist, will nnpvur In a violin concert lonlglit, 8:15 o'clock, at the high school auditorium under sponsorship of the high school glee club and hand. Music lovers of lilythevllle are looking forward to the roncei l which marks the second appearance of the talenled urtl.sts here this year. The program for tonight will In- clude Mendelssohn's "Concerto In E Minor" to be played by Mr. Hab- Inof, nml "Prelude In O Minor'' by Uachmnnlnoir, ami "Hungarian llhapsody, No. 2" by Uszl, to be elrai by Miss Smith, In metropolitan Boston there are no fewer than 53 Walnut streets. ' Amber Is not always yellow—It. may lie white, black; blue/or red. mm. dim. liecause of (he imnntlty- of ahinnll posted, much of It will have to bo carried In ship* durlnn (he winter. .' ASSORTED HEAVIES CHICKS s fi 90 A S.molioncl Vol W. ll.ovy (,„!, (OR MOMrr DHIVHY MKE CARE Hitch-hiking It a poor subitt- lute for your own car. Don't let your car be one of the ^00,000 that arc clue to wear out this winter. Protect it against cold weather by Iinving it Sinclair-izcd for Winter now. This special service saves wear on motor, chassis, gears, battery, tires, radiator and other •vitnl parts. Sec your Sinclair H-C Gasoline Dealer today. Sinclair Refining Company, Sinclair's Post-War Program: Better Products, Better Service ATLAS i ovr« 20 riA»s ICHICKCO. Dcpl. 8-VW; SU-oute, Ma FOR COLD STUFFED NOSES |2«lror>i in each nodril I open clogged nose, you Ibrcatho freer. Caution: [Use only BI directed. IPEHETftO NOSE DROPS FREE BookinYoiir Hands SHOWS WHY THESE AFFLICTIONS SHOULD NOT BE NEGLECTED Here is information that may save you from unnecessary suffering and expense. This 122-page, illustrated book will help you understand why Hemorrhoids (piles), Fistula, Rectal and Colon Troubles, if neglected, frequently develop into serious complications —perhaps even incurable conditions. It gives you an explanation of the mild, institutional treatment at our Clinic, to which men and women have come from all parts of the United States to secure relief and gain general health benefits. Use the coupon or a postcard for your copy of this informative book or write a personal letter, asking any questions you wish. The book will be mailed in a plain wrapper along with the names and addresses of many former McCleary patients to whom you may wish to write. WO- tcpst-tela Company, Long lt\anrt City, N- Y, iKranchised Hottler! 1'cpsi-CoJa Rottling Co. of BlythevilU The McCleary Clinic 1)1222,Kims Unnlovnnl, Kxoelsion SprinKs, Mo. Jhis COUPON Brings Book at Once THE McCLEARY CLINIC Elms Blvd., ETcclsior Springs, Mo. Gentlemen: Please send your Frco Book describing milJ treatment. Also sped?! information regarding: Q PILES D COLON DISORDERS Q FISTULA D STOMACH DISTURBANCES Name- Street No._ Vulcanizing * * MODINGER-POETZ TIRE CO. llwy. «1 North Phone ZM1 SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, properly designed, nre remembered always. Our flowers «re «1- vny» frusli, nml all work la guaranteed to pleiise! Let our expert ieslunors help you with your Coral needs. , I'^FLOWERSHOP F.T.I), Bervloc We Deliver Anjwber* 1'n. 4»1 Mr*. J. M. (Mu) WUUun* «*uer (ikncoe Bldf. COLD WEATHER SERVICE —We instiill AUTO (JI-ASS, new ]<M,OOU MATS and SKAT CO V KKS, and KUI'AIK mid REPLACE WO UN TOI'S! i SERVICE STATION F. B. JOYNER (.'iinicr Second & Ash Sis. I'lsone Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING Whila It Ij Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. BIythEville, Ark. Phone 2911 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be raining your, property^ C«U pit. fa.*,' check-up without coat or obligation. "" BATS, MCE A^fD BOACH CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP IU C. Kentmckj FhMM UH TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS Moke Your Selections Now-^ USE OUR LAY AWAY PLAN HOBBARD HARDWARE CO. "25 Years' Continuous Service" // you iiJt«, wrrVi til•» pcrjon^f !c((er, mfcmtf any quoj/ion you < 't will receive prompt affonr/on. Planters Hdw. Co., Inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS ond SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, BlytheviHe, Ark, GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phww 2291

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