The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1947 · Page 2
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HAGfcWft BLYTIIBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS StateDeparhnent Gets New Home Old Headquarters 72 Years Old) First Used During Hayes' Term [ By.-DOROTHY-WILLIAMS [ <Unll«4 Ft«s Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON (UP>—The Dei pariment of State Is moving after ' 72 years in ;«bulldM^wliich >PP8 '.since lias become amlqfiatcct. ';, " • • Much legend and litstory Is attached to the ancient Slate, War and Niivy.bilildlng—as it .was.gal- , led—next door to the White House. ' The- State :.Department had. scarcely moved into its new home there wheil.it experienced , the firs'., recorded strike of ledcial employes. That was back in ['resident Rutherford B. Hays' administration. Chni-H-amen . who . cleaned the, building's one and three-quarters uiiles J)f 12-foot wide black and ; white .marble corridors put down I their scrub buckets in protest over , ion, attenjpt to introduce machine - cleaners. They •'said the new-fangled de, vices would force some of I hem , out or jcu^. Thfe women' won and 1 for j-ea'rs resisted mechanical! clean- 1 : ing methods. • •• .. ; War anil Navy Gone Now the present (Jay corps r>{ :Rbout 20 scrubwomen, working with modern Inventions as well us old- time brass "polishing rags; have tidied t|p the massive firay granite building for another big movint; day. • The' State Department follows (he iN.iv)- and War Dciinriineiils in Quitting the building. Stale will be housed 'in the so-called Jiew War Department building. It was put up just before the war forced the Army to build the much larger Pentagon us its hondqmirlcrs. Secretary of Stale Gcorye C, Marshall has ordered the move to get move ol the Stale Department, now scattered through several buildings, under one roof. Besides, President Truman wants the old Slate Department quarters for his budqet bureau and White House assist^ants • But the move stirs many memories fpr old-timers. '.'• The- building's architecture has often 'been debated. When, after 17 years of work, it wns completed on Jan. 31, 1888, it was calico" the world's largest and finest office buildirtg. Furthermore, it \vas the only 'building on earth which boasted an exterior made entirely of hand-hewn granite. Decorations Added WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1947 Navy 'Cans' Planes for Future Use Australian War Bride Spared Setting Eye by Detroit Woman's Gift RICHMOND. Calif., April 30.— .U1 J »—An Australian war bride :pared from selling her right cyo .o p iy her wily home, today await- d arrival of a donation from a elrioi woman before arranging :uss:iKe (o Sydney for herself and iei- son. lif bride, Mrs. Phyllis 'May Wood, 29, wrote a letter to Mrs. Miirie Wolveelon of Detroit ac- epting her offer of help. She said br didji'L know any u r ay to thank Mrs. WolverUm adequately. Mrs. Woo<| had proposed to sell .in eye for cornea tiansplatallon, at a price of $COIJ. to pay passajji.' hoini-. An anonymous tetter, |>o>t- imirkcd Washington, D. C.. arrived with J50. A well-known Cincinnati The plane nbovc is shown inside one of the new C'orrugi)ietl-stccl cloi'.'iiio cells in which the Navy will "can," for future use, .some 2UUO carrier-type aircraft this summer. White spots urounrl sides ore buys of chemical dryer which absorbs inoislnic from the air, iiiaiiiluiiiiny conslnnt level of humidity. World's Best Merchant Fleet Seen for U. S. WASHiN'trioNr. Aj.rii 30. ruci — Chairman W. W. Sniitli of Hie U. S. Maritime Commission .said yesterday ho envisaged a "great American Mercliaiu 'Marine" wlik-h could c,wj|:i>le with the best lh:it foreign operators have to offer on "all Hie waters of the world." lie fold a House Merchant Marine £u'o::(.mmitU'c studying prop-.->ed ch:iili;e.s in the Sllip t>: Act that lie had t.vo suggestions lor spiH-di!)}: up construi'tiim of Hie American 1-iag 1-icet: 1. Usi- all proi'eed;; from the sale of .surplus .ship; in iorciv.n markets to uaitd last, modern merchant, U'sscls. 2. .Speed up depredation rales to •American buyers oi sui])liLS ships in order to help them get 1 out ol debt. Smith saaid the Navy was urging construetion of 24-knot tankers but that the commission believed a modern cargo ship will) an 18 1-1! speed would ' b^~ ahead of an;, thmtf fbr[-ii;ii competitors are oliermg now.' .He suUi the ships would w bxiill by tile Kovernmcm and Ini'ii [sold or -chartered lo piiviUe opcr.i- j J tors. eijuhlicans on Capitol Hill. ile (ii>;'linpd lo talk about his t mnnlhs' lour, winih tool: him into Jii countries, until lie hail t.'ilir fiejjnolican, leaders. AUhbugh It was originally planned to ciuplicatc the classic lines of the treasury which flanks the -,. , , „ OQ _ White" House on the east, the ar- rlignt Ot D-2.fS SCHt chitecf succumbed to the French J o Japan for Maneuvers influence niid adorned the stmc- | Uire \vith gables. in 1932 battled for hinds for a new- exterior for thq building. He called it a "monstrosity." And he said he never saw "so many jimcracks and spizvicrinktums." \ When Gen. William T- Sherman was told the building was fireproof he is supposed to have commented, I "What a pity!" I Gen'. U. S- Grant, upon his return from European travels, re- j porleclly called it a "climax of all the curious construction", he had seen. 1 Former President Herbert Hoover on several occasions called the buildiijg a monstrosity or an absurdity. General of the Annies John J. Perishing lincl n suite there and is expected to remain even nfler the state {department moves out. The 86-year-old Perishing, who is ill in Walter Reed Hospital, hn s been unable to visit his offices in two years,-but his nide is on duty there. TOKYO. April 30. (UPI—A flight port, planes, will arrive from the United, stairs May 1 for 30 clu.\s of (iay-aml-niyhl maneuvers In the Japun-Ckinawa area, LI. Lien. Knnis C. Whitohead, commanding the FarfEa-il Air Forces, said lo- . Whitehead said the maneuvers have "no political significance so fur as f know." Stassen to Discuss Trip To Europe With GOP WASHINGTON. April 30. <UPI-Harold K. Stasscn. candidale lor the GOP presidential nomination tn !S'!3, arrived at 3 p.m. EST today to discuss \vtth Republican leaders his recently completed 16.009-mile Kiircp;:in trip. Slasjien ioltl reporters ho expcrl- eil lo conier with Sen. Arthur !!, Vandenberg, R.. Midi., and other Dial 3382 When You Need Office Supplies —28 Continuous Years— DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" 118 North Second Street RADIO REPAIRS 1 AND 2 DAY RRRVICR ON ANY MAKE OU MODEL. IIR- LtABLK WORKMANSmP. PHONE 2642 We Cull for and Deliver FRED CALUHAN Electrical Applinuce Co. good 1 I woman, who requested anonymity, told radio station WLW she would lurnlsh tlie ?6'-0. Richmond |:ollci' received u telc^rajn from Edward 'Klblcn.skl. P-'O. Uox 1, Passalc, N. J., ofleriiis lielji. •Mrs. wood is seeking steamer tickets for herself add Jier three- year-old son, M:ixv:cllj to S wlicre "J know I can got a Jab." •Her disabled war veteran band, Robert, 28, plans to his way to Australia, lie has been unable to obtain steady umplov- mcnl in the United States. Mrs. Woliverloji toleijraplicd tiiat she lnul almost lost the sii;lit in one of her eyes a ' few years u;jo und "I <1on't waul thai to luii>|>en to you." •Natural gar., unlJke manulac- Uiiixt ^:t;;, i.S' harinJess to [jotted plants and cut (lowers. Authorized Molnrnl.i R.i.llo SMes ;uul St-rvU-o WC South First St. Today's true. M(JM limiril guns (11 Air. iin<] MLS. 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