The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 30, 1944
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iATUKPAy, DliCKiHBKK 30, 19-M Florida Canal Funds Awaited Survey Abouf Ended But Federal Funds Not Yet Authorized JACKSONVILLE, Phi., Dec. 30. i UP.)— Appropriation of Federal funds remains the final step before construction of the Florida ihlp canal begins. Walter F. Coachman, Jr., executive Eccrctia-y of the Florida Bhip pcaiml Authority, labels the canal as Ihe misslHu link between"the Gulf and Ihe Atlantic and expresses confidence In early congressional action. He says Army survey work on ,,lhe cross-slate canal has been virtually completed and that slate authority has laid Ihe groundwork for most of Its share in the undertaking. Colonel A. B. jam's of ihc J.'iiksonville district United States Engineers Office is making final arrangements to close survey headquarters at Camp Roosevelt near Oeala, on Dec. 31, He say's construction can be stalled on the 55 million ('.-illiir project Ihe moment federal funds are allotcd. The Engineers' survey calls for a tanal depth of 12 feet over a bol- lom width of 150 feel. Specifications emphasize lhal a 12-foot depth would hold no Ihrcal lo Florida's uiulergivwml water supply. One of the ijrlnclual objections in earlier controversies over the canal had been Hint a 35-foot depth might, present, such a danger. The proposed canal will cut the state between Y.inkeelown nnd Palatkn, where it would join the St. Johns' river. It is destined to be a nart of a proposed dernencd inland waterway from tlie Atlantic to Corpus Christ!. Texas. Lloyd George Plans To Quit As Statesman LONDON, Dec. 30. (UP) — The British Piime Minister during the First, World War, David Lloyd George, is retiring from Pnrllninent on the advice of his physician. Lloyd George, who will be 82 on Jan, 17, has been a member of the House of Commons for 54 years. The chairman of the Carnarvon Boroughs Liberal Association announced George's decision to retire. The chairman said the statesman will not seek re-election in the coining general election. Lloyd George has represented the Welsh district without a break since 1800 when he was clcctd by a margin of 18 votes. , LaslVybar Lloyd George married 1 No shm » ble: his sectary: His first wife died ^""^of Him in 1941. > Maimev, cconoi COURIER NRWS • TOON H WASHINGTON Battle On For No-Ad Radio 11V I'KTKB KDSON Couricn News Washington Correspondent National Association of Uroart- casters having filed an objection to the granting of radio wavebands lo "Subscription Radio," the battle line has ,bcen drawn before the Federal Communications Commission in Washington on whether there will be radio entertainment without, advertising In the postwar world. Application for license lo operate :i three-channel radio service of classical music, popular music and feature programs-free of ads but at a cost lo ihe listener of 5 cents ™j\ JI T w " s OT! S |lln| ly P»t, before the FCC lust October when the Commission held hearings on postwar allocations of frequencies. Joseph L. wciiicr, formerly an atlornev for the Office of Price Administration appeared before FCC at that time w-m"°''" Cy f ° r " Br0ul> " cndc<1 '»' William nenton, chairman of the board of Encyclopaedia Brlltanlca, Dcardslcy Ruinl and Robert M. Hiitclilns, president of (he University of Chicago. Afler the war It Is anticipated flint Chester Bowles now head of OPA, will be associat- tn with the group. An original application lo build an experimental station to lest iiieir irtca was made by Muzak. Inc in 19-11, bul materials shortages In- lerfercd. 1'1'AN WOULD 1IEG1N IN METKOPOUTAN CENTERS Today Subscription Radio has Plans for beginning service In New loik, Chicago and possibly one other metropolitan center, offering then- programs as a complete "fam- uy package" of entertainment giving the subscriber a 24-hours-a-day choice of cither ol iwo types of continuous musical programs or a variety o. feature programs io be offered at ihe same lime each day. Included m the feature.'; would be IH-WS. educational programs, children s entertainment, cultural lectures, or programs conducted by Boy Scouts, charities or other social agencies. Technically, the backers of Subscription fiadio would like to have three frequencies assigned to them ^ one end of the KM or Frequency Modulation range of 42,000 to 50 000 kilocycles. ' To keep their programs frbm be- v.'ith their nickel a week, all their broadcasts would be "marked" with a distinguishing shrill "pig squeal" which would spoil the program for i«g swiped or Itstened-ln on by non- subscrihers wjjo have ! U ,t kicked- In anyone whose FM set was not "julpped with a patented filler lo eliminate th e noise. It Is from this .device that Sub- scrl|)llon Radio has been christened PiL' squeal radio, and it is from the, licensed rental of the filter Unit he service would collect Its money to finance Us broadcasts and programs. By putting (he pig --,. ,-...,..., o nii_ im vv i UK squeal frequencies at one end of the Frn band ft minimum of Interference would be given lo other I'M broadcasts. WHOADCASTKHS Ol'l'OSi; "MAUKKD" ntor.KA.Mti Biggest stumbling block for sub-' scriptlon Kadio lo overcome Is the multiple ownership rule which limits operation of broadcasting chains. Opposition of the National Association of Broadcasters to Subscription Radio as presented in tin; NAI! brief is thai all channels will be loo crowded for "marked" broadcasts licensed to a privileged group for I'oml-ln-poliil ii.remission of inat- ~"'iai winch really should be carried >.v wire as on any oilier puolic address system. Such point-to-point transmission 1.5 claimed to make radio a limited common carrier, confining service to those who can pay ihe price Finally, il is claimed lhal radio broadcasting as now organized in Ihe united Stales has served the public well, giving- listeners what thcv want free. Countering these claims, backers of Subscription liadlo say Hint Ihev have no desire lo limit or supplant piesenl-day radio, but lo add to il they point lo an increasing trend towards talk programs on commercial radio, advertisers seeming to pre- •er aggressive comedy and quiz entertainment, with less good nnilsiu and feature programs of the type they propose lo supply. And thcv' ilk heavily for their demand ,on listeners who say they are fed-up on. what Ihey gel out of the loudspeakers today. The elder statesman got his great opportunity in World War I. He was then munitions minister. In 1916 he began urging a small powerful "war cabinet" and a unified Allied command. On those issues he defeated Herbert Asqtiith In Parliament and succeeded Asquith • gLas Prime Minister. ' Cotton Outlook 'Not So Bright' Arkansas Economist Sees Lower Profits Per Acre In 1945 Wage^oTfarn^JL'J'hfms'V^ taime.v. economist of "he ExleT sion Service of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture said in Ins annual survey of the farm and home outlook in Arkansas yesterday. Farmers will, how- again with . Lloyd, George represented Britain at the Versailles peace conference. He continued as Prime Minbtcr' un- His. son. Xiajor Owilyin Lloyd George, and his dnughtcf, Megan Lloyd George, both are members of Parliament, represenling the Lib- Youth Is Killed While Hunting At Pine Bluff PINE BLUFF, Ark., Dec. 30 (UP) —A la-year-old youth, Eobliy Ray Reed, was accidentally killed while hunting with his father, Edgar H Reed, near Pine niufr Friday afternoon. Reed says his son put hi s y ,, n on . a log on winch he was standing and Jlie gun discharged when it struck- Ale(youth's foot as the Ing rolled ,• 'he youth was a sophomore at .Vabbascfcn higli school. The family home is near Cornerstone Ark Temperatures Atlanta . ,J G Augusta !!' 51 Bii ininghain '59 Charleston Charlotte . Chattanooga Chicago . . Cincinnati . Denver . Detroit Jacksonville .'.'.'" 63 Tallahassee '.'.'.'." 12 Kansas City .".".' 37 Macon '.'.'.'.','. 59 Memphis ' 37 Miami '.'.'.'. IB Montgomery [] 70 New Orleans 74 New York San Antonio Savannah . Tampa , Washington . Dallas Houston . .. t :kson . tic Rock . Shreveport . 20 . 55 . 80 , 30 . 'IS 5G 52 37 43 Low 38 41 - • 54 •M 33 25 30 IB fl 54 57 36 •14 36 G3 58 Gl 20 46 ' 50 58 25 42 S3 47 35 ever, have to operate ,, B ,u,, wmi wartime shortages of later enuin- incnt and machinery, and farm op- Farm prices probably will average about the; sa!me as in 1944 he said and farm ' expenses will be slightly higher; prices of nearly everything farmers have to buy have been going up f m - several years and the rising trend will continue. In past war 1 periods the prices of goods and services which farmers buy always continued to rise for several months after prices they receive for their products started downward. Largely because of this many farmers lost money during Ihe first two years afler each of our major wars and many older farmers remember Ihe "squeeze" they were in after World War I Mr. Mauncy said. ' Cotton Outlook Bad "The cotton situation probably will be good because of government support prices for growers but the long-lime outlook Is unfavorable" he said. "The yield per acre and the cost of making and harvesting the crop will largely determine the cotton farmer's profit. "Labor will continue lo be scarce and prices for articles farmers have to buy will be high, so that profits per an acre in 1915 are apt, to be lower. Tliis may not. be true if yields per acre are larger than in "Factors which make the longtime outlook unfavorable are greater supply of American-growl collon in slorage than a year ago lessening use of cotton each montl as a result of labor conditions ir cotton mills; increased foreign pro There will be more feed on the market at slightly lower prices and most Arkansas farmers have a bel- ter supply of home-grown feed. "Prices of hogs will average higher than in ; 1944. p,, nm ,,. s m , bsed only 38,000,000 pigs in 1944 as compared lo 122,000, 1943. As a result, pork supplies will be short and prices of hogs 'higher. "There will be loo many eggs again in 1945 -and support prices for eggs' probably will be about the same as in 1944. Poultry feeds will be plentiful at a slightly lower price. Tlie 'government has more than enough eggs iii warehouses to meet Lcnd-Lcasc and relief needs in 1945. "The broiler situation ' may be somewhat better next year Farmers will bo able lo gel more feed possibly nt prices below the 191 level. Prices of chickens are expected to average about the same as in 1044." Tennessee Postmistress Is Arrested JACKSON, Tenn., Dec. 30 (UP) —Tlie United stales District At- lorncy in iMcinphis says that the postmistress at Scott's Hill Tenn has been arrested. She is Mrs. Hoxie Pratt, and she is charged with violations on four counts in unlawfully disnos- P<wti»6c stamps contrary to Burdette Seaman Goes To Miami For Course Chris P. Tojupkin.T Jr.. 1-c in the Navy, recently was graduated from the aviation ordnance school at the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Norman, Okla., and has been sent to Miami, Pla , for five weeks training. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Tompktns of Biu'dette. and is a former student at University of the South at Sewance. Courier News Wnnt -I _..u,_,j 1VL^1£U U|U- duction of cotton in the last 10 years: increased use of rayon ant the small amount, estimated at less than 2,000,000 bales of American cotton, to be sold to foreign countries in 1945, "Foreign nations now have approximately 14,000.000 bales of cotton in storage, as against 7,000,000 bales in the 1930s. These foreign nations are offering to sell this cotton on the world market al four to five cents a pound below the price of similar cotton In the United States. In 1933. the United Stales vised 1-1 limes as much rayon as cot- Ion. In 1943. It used only eight times as much. Rayon undoubtedly will gain in importance as a competing fiber." Farmers will lose if the OPA does not hold prices down, Mr. Maunev warned. Other Predictions "Prices of beef cattle fat enough; lo slaughter will no doubt continue at present levels." he prcdiclcd. "The supply of the belter grades of cattle will be short and prices would possibly go higher if it were not for government ceilings. Prices of the lower grade cattle arc liable lo average slightly loss than those received by farmers In 1943-44 "Prices of dairy products also will HViTiige about Hit same, as in I!M4.1 According to District Attorney William McCljanahan. Mrs I'ratfs annual salary is fixed upon the pr-iss postal receipts derived from stamp sales. Postal aulhorities say she was using postage .stamps for paymcnt of merchandise from mail order concerns in' place of cash. Authorities .say several Scott's Hill residents told them Mrs Pratt bad given them money order receipts for cash. But the firms lo whom the money should have been sent, reported receiving their payments in stamps in place of money orders. , % g iy- Mrs. Pratt was released on J500 bond. She is (lie wife of former State Legislator John S. Pratt who is now serving n five year sentence for inv.ilnntary manslaughter. Prisoner Of Japan Writes To Relatives A letter was received last week from Boycc Holland, nephew of Mrs. J. L. Ncwsom. who has been nJ'f'T" ° f tl!c Ja l' an «e since the fall of Corrigedor in 1942. A former resident of Blythcvlllc, as stationed in the Mr Hliiu, d d n te Philippines prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and relatives here vcar , „„. , ,in u | L.-|(ii|Y( had no %vord from him for a icy finally were notified tiiat"hc va.s a prisoner. .The letter received lost week bv j sis tor, Mrs. Virgil Holt of Tal- , ulah, La., was written "hat tlmT h ° r ° f " last March > :hild Dies Of Burns JONESBORO, Ark, Dec. 30 (UP) -A four-year-old child died In a lospilal here yesterday of burns eccived earlier in ihc day. She vas Ruth Pearl Somers, daughter >f Mr. and Mr.,. Lloyd Somers, of lenrby Brookland. " Members of the family snv tho hllc's clothing became nflatiic -,, he played ncar lni . ri ,. e Army Newspaper Asks For Unity Editorial Points Out Folly of Bickering While Battles Rage LONDON. Dec. 30 (Ul'l .- The American Army newspaper "Slars and Stripes" has issued an cdilor- lul appeal i,,! ,1 I'pdirn •((, iinny innoiiB ihe Uniied Nations against Cicrmany. 'Ihe ediluiinl f ays "Lei's listen to the dead. Let's learn frum the m-niK. Lcl's Jnln ranks against Ihe Itic ami toward ihe future." The p:i|ier s; ,ys that while the turned Nations were wenk, unlly aiul solidnrliy «,.,,. 5 | r(m( , u,,[ When they became slronu, unity ,,i u l folldinily became \\eak. '('ho edilmial ( ;oes on: "Well (he bugles nf biiill,. are heard again abJio ihc bickering, rile enemy lushes out In a lasl bloody bl,| for vlcuiry. Once m ,.re the' warning sounds— cirrnmny, Nii/h nnd i-us- cism are Ihe enemy. Not the 1'ok's versus tlie Russians, not iiriiish versus Greeks, not u,,. stale l>e- !m! » '.', l , !' miLS " 10 rul ' il|s ' not Hrilisli Commonwealth .. •''rile Stars and Slrlixvi pninls oiil l»»t the real battle Is between all M us wlin believe In the dlunlly of rominon mini, against Ciniiianv. And i concludes: ••Germany, which I Hi s « lns|, K ,v,, u itrnusiie, hurls the rlmlU'iiiie: 'United Nations, re- lu'iin united or die aparr " Mnlvcrn Again To Have Federal Rent Control l.riTLl,; HOCK, Doe. 30. (Ul'i -. llii'Mlllc Itock 01>A ollli rent conlro! of rc.sldciillnl , v u( s "•m be re-established In Die Mal- vei n • defense rental aien ,l n n, i I Ills murks Ihe first, time it has been necessary to K n back Inio an iiri'ji from which conlrol of mils hail been removed, the oi'A says Kent control wns romm-ol frmn Malvern In December, MlMS. Items » (he area, whli-li Includes all i,f Hot spring County, will u K iihi be lolled back tu Ihe levels prevullln,; on March i. 19.12. Points Of Information On Income Tax Forms .•PAGE THREE lly S. IHlltTON' IIDATII M'A Slaff ('i>im|iiinih'iil When Confess made ihe new In- piled Iliem lo Mill Income, UK Minors ncKlcclcil ID provide for fliuiiiiliiv, Ihe I'stlmnlr form:; that were based upon IHI.'I lax rules. Nor was any provision made lor amcncl- Ini; esilimiU's to lit n,,. m to Ihe new flluultim. Thi'ri'fuiv iHxpiiyi'rs :uv supposed lo file [heir Mnnl cMlmuti's, by January IS. cm (hi- 111 11 |'',»,in lil-lb KS, and mil ,,i, ||, t . ,,,, w I( ,, !S „,,,,„ uled In advance).' ' ' ''"''' J " l.'un. This will Imve two dlsndvnn- IIIKI-S. In (he first p),| CO| ()| Cy w m «• laced March 15 wlili a intich lai'ner lux debt limn Ihey hud ex- IH'clcd, nnd may Imvcr lo scurry around io the money to meet t. Alniuf (his ihc only apparent hope Is Ihiil collectors will lake ac- "lunl or || 1( . ciofcnmioiit's fault, "Nil i!runt extension of lime lo pay the lax. AIAV VIOLATI! LAW In the secoiiil place, If tho In.v fiblLiinltcm Is underestimated more than iio pei- cent, as the result of In uiosl m.'itaiU'yi. use mm- cml-dalcd l!)l-l fiirni ill) any liar;,,, in ; , mn ,. will cm penalties. Uiwlfldal Payers will mil IK such instances 1[ .sources say that lax- jiciinlUccl In error was jlniicos to your collector, and ask Urn to sec UIH you do not suffer lor congress' fault. ; Willie the estimate that you Wo must bo made „„ the 1944 blank, there Is nothing to prevent your '"" m* ,iT r , " w " P crs0nhl ana confidential estimate on -t 1044 Form IOW, for y,m- own Informa- lon. Tills will not prevent a possible excess imdor-cstlmatc, but It will warn you In advance how much money, to liuvc available March 15 to meet. Income Tax liability. : • Officer From Oscoola Now First Lieutenant , Harry C. Matlock of Osccola lias. boe niiromoted to the rank of first Hciilc-iinnC,'uncording to Information received by his wlfo who'Is making Her home' there while !ier Jnisband Is overseas. ' '•'•. , Lieutenant Maffick entered the Army In ,Mine li)42 and lias served 13 mouths overseas. Ho now Is sta- Honed to Assam, India, near the nlr Icrinluiis W hcrc supplies ari> Into China. ' HAVE SHS* This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfe. Co. Blylhcville Water Co. The Crafton Co. Delta Implement*, Inc. Loy Eich Chenolet Ct. Gay & Billing*, Inc. Guard 's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance C«. Henick'i Jewelry Hubbard Forniture Ce. ^'•cbbarrJ Htffoire C«; Huddlciton ft C». Jiedel's Laiigston-Wroten C*. Charles S. Lemont Planters Hardware Co., Inc. The New York SUre Pat 0'Bry»nt Palace C»fe J. C. Penney C». PhiUipp fifotor Co. Robinson Dnif Co. I. Rosenthil, Inc. TomW. Jtckiw ••"'• ' Rustic Inn A. G. Shihley Wholesale Groceri C. G. Smith Floyd A. Whit c • ; Zellner'i Slipper Shop mtatt mry-mmT naa

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