The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1951 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 6, 1951
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1981 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NOTTS HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN HeCameHometoEASE His Headache, Too! NEW YORK, Sept. 8. «>) — An American husband came home from work in the middle of the day, complaining of a headache. "You're so thoughtless, dear." his »lf« grumbled. "You should know bttter than to be sick today. You •j&w this is the day I'm having bridge party for the girls." She absent-mindedly gave him a bottle o! caffeine tablets instead of aspirin- He gulped down two, »nd shii put him to bed. Instead of falling asleep he tossed restlessly, wide awake. And these wore the sounds that soon floated in to him from the hen party tn (he living room: First .voice: "What do you think a wife ought to tell her husband anyway." , Second voice: "Tell him hello. ' Let's play bridge." First voice: "No, l'nvserious. How much should you let a man know." Third voice: '"Before or after marriage." First voice: "Before marriage." Third voice (eagerly): "Whatta ya got to tell him, dearie?" First voice: ''No, I mean after marriage. Excuse me. Who bid what?" "Let's Play Bridge" Second voice (grimly): "Let's play bridge." Third voice: "All I tell my husband is the time of day. But I make him ask twice." Second voice: "That's right .— never give in to a man's whims. Now can we play bridge?" First voice: "I mean about mon- j&t and what we do with it. How Whch do you think we ought to let them know?" Third voice: "You haven't been married long, have you? Tell him he can have the second mink coal In the family, and to go out and earn it. But don't xvorry—even if 'he did, It wouldn't fit him. You could always make a stole out of it." First voice: "We-1-1-1, I just don'i know what to tell my husbanc sometimes. He keeps wanting know where the money goes." Third voice: "Tell him he's old •nough to know he can't take It with him. A lot of famous men have been buried with mortgages on their chests. In the old days it You know—live and let live." Anyone Hungry? Fourth voice: (The householder's wife): "Would anyone like to have a bite to eat?" Second voice: "Why not? We aren't playing bridge. Talk, talk, talk! Just like a bunch of old women." The husband In the next room soon after that heard three squeals of feminine delight: "Steak? Why, how thoughtful!" (Editor's Note: No. no, no! They don't eat steak while we're work- ins. I had a hotdog for lunch myself.) (Boyle's note-. The man told me later he could hear them crunching the T-bones. It was all he could do .0 stay in bed.) Second voice: "My, that was nice Let's play bridge." First voice: "Well, sometimes mj conscience bothers me. Don't you think a wife ought to keep a really strict household budget so she cai Third voice: "No!" Fourth voice: "No! Don't be a traitor." Second voice: "Let's play bridge.' Third voice: "By the way. ho» much are we playing for a -poin anyway?" Fourth voice (cautiously): "Who 1 ahead?" First voice: "But about husbands Don't you—" Second voice: "Shut up. honej Whatvwe know, that they don", know, won't hurt them. Please, let's play bridge!" H« Spit on My Brother' !o Lad Stabs Playmate To Death with Knife BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. «. (AP) —"He had been spitting on my little brother and had hit me with a song book." That, police said. Is what 18- year-old Jasper Fritts told them when they asked him why he stabbed his playmate, Billy Joe Cox, 14. to death at a church tent meeting near here Tuesday, night. Sheriff A. H. Kurd said the stabbing was done with a pocket knife. Hurd said he would charge the Fritts boy with murder today. •CAGE THREB Private Jumps To Colonel's Rank in Day JONESBORO, Sept. 6. (AP)—Private William W. LoudermHk of Jonesboro made the big Jump from enlisted ranks to a colonel's eagles yesterday. Loudermilk, 103, only surviving civil war veteran in Arkansas, was commissioned a colonel In the Confederate Air Force of Ihe Planet Earth, according to an announcement from the organization's headquarters in Vlcksburg. Miss. Col. Loudermilk's commission was sent to him by Col. Kenneth E. Couch of the Confederate Atr Force. Col. Loudermilk joined Hood's Cavalry as a waterboy and was later promoted to sharpshooter. He fought Civil War battles at Chattanooga, Nashville, Atlanta, and Marietta, C3a. U.S. Business Rolls on Despite Tension, War was kind or a sentimental gesture, the vicinity. Fire Destroys Newport Firm NEW PORT, Ark.. Sept. 6. (&> — The Southern Handle Co., one at Newport's major industries, was destroyed by fire early yesterday. Cause of the blaze was not determined immediately. Neither had an estimate of the loss been made by the owners. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Roberts. Firemen prevented spread of the fire to a nearby bulk oil plant. Explosion of the oil tanks might have been a major disaster because many homes and businesses are located tn Postoffice, Politics Need Separating, Aiken Says WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. (AP) — Senator Aiken (R-Vt) said Congress should take the Postoffice Department out of politics. He testified before a Senate Postoffice subcommittee on a bill which he and 10 other senators introduced to revamp the department along lines recommended by the Hoover Commission on government reorganization. By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, Sept. 8. <AP>— Tension and war talk may mount around the world but American business goes plugging right along lo «t new records and to plan for Ihe day It can set more. The contrast 1* sharp In today's batch of news items. In Korea the United Nations and Ihe Reds talk of ultimatums and possible new offensives. In San Francisco the United States and Russia bark at each other. In Tehran the Iranian premier sets a deadline for the British and growls, "meet it or else." But in the United States today there is news of another sort from business, big and small, from manufacturers and retailers, from oil men and aviation men, from synthetic textile makers and makers of television equipment. It all adds up to prospects for Increasing sales, plans for expansion, record order backlogs, new oil discoveries, new equipment inventions. Brighter Kerns Listed There are plenty of soft spots, too, but today's . news lists these widely varied brighter items: Weslinghouse Electric Corp. sales sets a record In April, May and June. President Owllym A. Price says volume in July, August and September is proving to be even better. "There has been no slow-down in the rale of incoming orders froir industry, and defense business con- tlnues to increase," Price says. Department store sales in New York hit the same dollar level lasl week as they did in 1951—the first time in many weeks they have caught up with last summer's scare buying boom. Soft goods, the merchants say, are selling well, anc sales can be expected to Increase in volume In the fall season. In Philadelphia, Lit Brothers Department store, reports today tha' its August sales volume this yeai topped the record set in last August's record scare-buying. Women's sportswear manufac turers In New York "report sales are now at a high point forothe year Other branches of 'the women's gar menl industry also say tcday tha for the first time in weeks bus! vlcMath Orders Investigation Of Electric Power Situation "The postmaster g e n e r a 1 s hi p I nt ' ss " beginning to improve. should not be made the reward for political action," Aiken said. Although the present postmaster general, Jesse M. Donaldson, holds no major outside political office, some of his predecessors served simultaneously as chairman of Republican or Democratic National Committees. In farm machinery there is gooc news, too. International Harveste Co. reports its sale.s in the nln months ended with July hit a rcc ord high. Defense orders and ex part business are on the increase President John L. McCaffrey re hat medium tanlu are now rolling If the assembly lines of its Sche- ectady, N.Y. plant. Gulf Oil Corp. report* a wildcat 'ell in western Canada has struck II and the company thinks it may e a "discovery of major propor- ions." And while the eyes of the nation were on the televised opening of the San Francisco American Optical Co, conference, of South bridge, Mass., announced develop ment of a 22-Inch correcting lensc which it says Improves reception for IS by 20 foot television pictures on movie screens. UTTLE ROCK. Sept. «. (#)— Jovcrnor McMath ordered the Ark- nsas Public Service Commission to nvestigate the electric power sltua- lon in this state yesterday. The order was issued after Me- lath cited reports that Arkansas •as being deprived of Industrial lEmts because of a power shortage. The governor said electric power an essential part of the slate's rowth and the nation's defense program. The governor asked the PSO to furnish him this Information. 1. List of electric utilities operating in Arkansas; 2. Quantity of energy generated in Arkansas from 1047 by private utilities and government ownec propects; 3. Total amount of energy c sumed tn Arkansas during the years 1947-50; 4. Generating capacity of all utilities In Arkansas Irani 1847 to 1950 3. Amount of electrical energy exported and imported by Arkansas. All-Out War to Destroy Civilization If It Comes, Mahon Tells Reporters WASHINGTON, Sept. «. (/P)—An all-out \vnr using new and Improved atomic weapons "would destroy civilization as we know It," the chairman of the House military appropriations subcommittee said yesterday. Chairman Mahon (D-Tex> told reporter "certainly we have improved and are developing atomic and other weapons such ?s guided missiles. These are and will be, when fully developed and in the field, of such destntctlvencss that j an all-out war would destroy civilization as we know it." Mahon was commenting on an address by President Truman In San Francisco yesterday in which the President said the United States has "fantastic" new'weapons more powerful than the atom bomb. \ Mahon said he didn't know whe-' ther Mr. Truman was referring to the same new weapons mentioned by the Texas congressman last Sunday In a radio statement. Mahon, in the radio talk, disclosed that the U.S. plans to spend one billion dollars before next July on guided missiles, some of which "will carry the atomic warhead." He said the U.S. "is moving toward the use of atomic artillery" but cauiioiied against any beliel American Locomotive Co. reports that jsuch weapons are now ready for use. Real Service Whatever kind of car you drive you're Invited to bring it to us for expert, dollar-saving .service Try os. T. 1. SEAY MOTOR CO. 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