The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1944
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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 19 44 Liberty Ships Still Haying Plate Breaks WASHINGTON, June 20 <u.i>.)— A Congressional sub-committee reports Hint plate fractures still oc- jcurc on welded Liberty ships. <f~-And It. warns thai a solution must be found to insure Hie safety o( our merchant vessels ami jnai'Jiicrs. 'Hie report was issued by the House Merchant Marine Sub-committee which lias been Investigating Liberty ship construction for more than a year. H says that nearly one out of every ten Liberty type vessels had experienced either serious or potentially serious plate breaks. However, it, noted that only five of the vessels have been lost and that casualties have been limited to eleven persons still unaccounted for after taking to a lifeboat from one defective ship. 'Hie report acknowledges that iv> .solution to the problem has been found as yet. nut it calls for creator efforts toward Improvement of 'welding practices, and the quality ol steel pinlc. It also recommends modifications in ship design to limit their .susceptibility to fracture, and to limit the extent of failures, should fractures occur. The most important cause of fractures, says the report, is believed to be the existence of built- in internal stresses. It indicated that measures are being taken to reduce these stresses to safe limits. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP)—Mrs. Letha Edwards and Mrs. Myrtle Ochs telephoned the OPA when they discovered a case of catsup on their doorstep recently. The OPA could not explain the found article, but offered to take it off the women's hands. The women rc- f ied they didn't see any need to ul with the rationed catsup — cy just wanted to report it. The matter filially was cleared up when a salesman' for a wholesale supply firm appeared and explained he had delivered it to the wrong door —the catsup rightfully belonged to n cafeteria' owner, who lived nearby. Increases In Point Values After July First Predicted (ARK.); QQURIEK NEWS _Hy ANN STEVICK N'KA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON.-Pomt values on meats and canned vegetables will go up after July l, observers here predict, although OPA Jins not officially confirmed the Increases, fn- duslrlnl users of canned vegetables, however, know already (lint their point-values will be higher. During the low-point April-May- June period packers who used rationed vegetables to produce non- rationed foods were given n factor of 1 Instead of the previous quarter's 10. This figure, multiplied by the number of pounds of rationed food used In JS42, provides the number of points allowed the packer. The new factor announced for the July-September period goes up to 11. These users will need a few more iwlnts to get their quotas of vegetables than they needed during the first quarter of the year. You will apparently continue to get no-point frozen fruits and vegetables. Industrial users are given a zero factor for the coming quarter and would be out of luck for Ingredients unless they remained point-free. The new factor for industrial users' points on Jellies and Jam goes from 4 where It has been sine. January, to 5. which probably in dlcatcs slight point-rises. ODDS AND ENDS Treasury Department has can celled plans for (lie use of n spc clal movie star train for the Wa 13ond drive in order to help Of nee of Defense Transportation In It drive to cut down summer travel . . . The Women's Advisory Com mlttee of the War Manpower Com mission suggests giving cssentla women workers a priority on house hold help... , Kapok is miller OVIM more strict control on sales and use Civilians aren't like to see it fo some time. Hear Too Bullish FAHRAGUT. Ida. (UP)—A bi-a with a taste for pork chops vlsltci the pig sty of Bill Etilert, Farragu farmer, five nights running am carried away a squealing shoat every time, but Ehlcrt kept an armei vigil on the sixth night, The hide of the ton-pound marauder now adorns Khlert's burn door. Wild dons of Asiatic countries are not as closi'ly retailed to domestic dogs arc wolves and jackals Nazi-Blasting Rocketeer Rocket-launching planes like this blasted German coish) fnriin isr^'^SS-i ^ .-. ILEJL Is Competitor? R.E.A. WAS ESTABLISHED BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS IN 1935 FOR THE DUAL PURPOSE OF SPREADING EMPLOYMENT AND MAKING IT POS- SIBLE TO BRING THE ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRIC SERVICE TO RURAL AND FARM FAMILIES NOT ENJOYING IT. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY AID OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS TO SUBSIDIZE COOPERATIVES IN AREAS WHERE IT WAS NOT ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE FOR PRIVATE INVEST- MENT THROUGH UTILITIES TO RENDER SERVICE PROFITABLY. VIE SUPPLY POWER TO EACH OF THE SEVEN R.E.A. COOPERATIVES IN THIS AREA AT RATES STIPULATED BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONS OF ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI, AND ARE HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE RELATIONS BETWEEN OUR COMPANY AND EACH OF THE CO- OPERATIVES ARE VERY CONGENIAL. REALIZING THAT THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE DEVEL- OPMENT OF THIS SECTION IS LARGELY DEPENDENT ON THE PROGRESS & THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY AND THE INDIVIDUAL FARMER IN THIS AREA, WE PLEDGE OUR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO THE DEVELOP- ? MEN! OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION. ~ t-r ~ \~- ffs Ourfiusiness toSerre %t Postwar Era Holds Promise For Nurses J1V1 KY ANN STKV1CK NHA Slaff Wi-llor "Alter (he war. I'd rnllior bo lie Lady of the Ijunp, than the i'H<ly of (he Blowtorch." snld n young woman In the K rny, scnrlet nnrt silver uniform of n cadet nurse, her eye on n ivjstwnr mns- "18 Job that won't be threatened wlion the boys come mnrrhlng lome. A tl<ly lolal of 90,000 women •etwccn 17 ml 35 have seen the postwar promise of nursing Jobs and Joined up will! |l lc Ctulet Nurse corps since June, 1943, when Congress womnn France's Payne lioltoji of Ohio sponsored " bill creating the corps, ml( \ ,, lo . 'ting a $15,000,000 training .pro- srain. That enrollment nmkes petite Director Lucille PC try of the Division of Nurse Education U S Public Health Service, chief of the largest group of women In wur- Hnic service, Hut there Is room for many more women w] lo want to serve, says Miss Pdry. Recruitment, Is under way for :> l)l« class net fall. Aspirin,, cadet nmsi's can Join up \vitli rcKiilnr :lirice-yearly classes in more than one Ihousimd unproved schools nronghoii! the country. AD iippll- •atlon iiiul list of requirements can oc had by writing to Ho.t 88, New York 8. Nursing is one war-time Job widi big ivislwar future, says Miss Pctry, who cites these factors (hut guarantee It as a career: employers will malnlaln Industrial health pro—-ins requiring trained niu.sp.v _ . up hospitnllntlon plans will give lecdcd nursing services to people elsmx'ly. Now ns Con»res«woman JJolloii (joints out, "insleau of llic three yenrs thnt used to he re- qulrcrt, tlic (mining jn ma iiy )i 0s . imals Is given in ai to so inoiiiiu nils ineiinx lieiivy pressure of study und nil curlier .wrvjcc In Iho wui'ds of llic hospltnls, H C !ml. (Icnjjes every cnpncKy n girl lias i n ul In return (jives her tlic sense of liiiiiic<llntc imrtlclimllon In th 0 the wounds of a soldier lium» from Ihc balllcfront, |l,l s UrSt "^ "' " vMil1 " ;lrli " 1C J ° b " i;i1 " ruMl « ll|s who couldn't nfrord II. before; ] for the next is to 21 months ,,,,,1 S.!"-'*... 1 " 1 " 1 "!!. " ( ''»"""» ™ j<™ n nuinii, (or the 'onto! cmlet ^l 1 ' i ph'tlfirs "to my country my .1 dvciiclnu medloil resrorch. Hun of tln> wiir" Cadet nurse.s GOP Headquarters Hotel Faces Hugo Feeding Task CHICAGO (UP) - Anyone who Ims raced.-Hie^aHtaw problem} of"' feeding an-extra-dinnerguestc*u npreelalc tKc', task faclngthe cfc lnff department,at the Stevtiw hole], headquarters for »the Repuii- licini National convenllon ,*hlrh opens liei'C' June 26. > The ' caterer estimates that tho delegates nud visitors at, the Bt«- voiu will consume during &e t course of a day: /,-..'. I .COO dozen' eggs, 10 steen,' t,«X> OJIIHS of pork,- 1,000 pounds o/ L'h, J5,000 cups of coffee, 600 -sTal Ions of cream, 20,000 rolls, 30 pies,-. JO B al|ons of Ice cream, 80 bags of* Jiotiiloc.?, 25 cnscs of oranges, '!5 " f of lettuce, 25 cases of celery, di85 cases of tomatoes. KILL HER! She's a disease-carrying DEMON! . , leavu. The nll-vxpcnse seliolarshlp of Ihe Holtcin Acl provhlvs $If> inuntlily sendtn, «|lnwiiiin- foi ., • - F> " ••'••** KM \MIIK, n (tie firs. n i, 1B ,, 10 ,, n , s . m ., „„„„„ |mln , 1)R Not bad, yd (ho corps i.s iiny- ihlni! hut, n iioldljrlcklni; outfit, who rnroll must expect to worlt, und wort; haul. Nurses' Quick! Got llio FLIT. Savo youuelt horn th» bllo thnt Ltlnsi burning-chilling mlitrlei of mnlnrln. Yoil Fill killi AnoplielM, th» jn«Url« ( moitiullo, m surely ns it mowi down common ^ JioiHolioM mosqiilloei. So wliy t«k« « eh«nc«? Help protect your family from thli wlnjxl •coi»g« ... buy • big «upply of Flit, tojtyt hill* tile., «nt», mothf, bedbug, und all mosquito*!. GASOLINE RATIONING RESPONSIBILITY Only the-good old American spirit of f;tir play will make it work. There never was a law written or a regulation passed that some unscrupulous person didn't find a way torgct around.''Toljdgasoline rationing, for example. I Thefts and counterfeiting of coupons and irregularities of other kinds hnvc created a serious situation—one which threatens to impede the war effort. These abuses have increased to the point where as much as 2,500,000 gallons of gasoline a day arc being siphoned off through illegal methods. After military needs are met, there simply isn't enough left to keep civilian cars running "as usual." But there »V enough for our basic*essential- needs if we stick with the rationing plan which is designed to give every class of consumer his share of the available supply. The "Black Market" threatens the entire program If you use more gasoline or more coupons than your rationing board has allowed you, you are contributing, perhaps unwittingly, to this tin- American activity, which is causing such a tremendous daily drain on our limited supply of civilian gasoline. What are yon going to do about it? What you do about it is entirely up to you as a patriotic American citizen. The fate of the gaso- line rationing program is in your hands, Mr. American Motorist. You can shorten the war by complying with it or you can delay victory by getting around it. Here's what you can do: Don't apply for more gas than you actually need Get into a ridesharing club and stick to it Endorse all your gas coupons now Don't take extra coupons or offer them to anyone. THIS MESSAGE 15 GFOMSORED CY THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES IN THE OIL INDUSTRY AMERICAN MINERAL Snxrrs COMPANY ARKANSAS FUEL On. COMPANY AIIAS OIL A REMNIKG COMPANV DFRRV ASPHALT COMPANY CHAI.METTE P£TKOI.FUM CORPORATION- CITIES SERVICE CORPORATION COAST On. COMPANY COASTAL RTHNERIF.S, INC. COL-TEX ItpFINJNG COMPANY CONTINENTAL OIL COMPANY COSDEN PETROLEUM CORPORATION CROWN CENTRAL PETROLEUM ConroaATio.v DAN-CICF.R OIL AND REIININC COMTANV EVANGELISE REFINING COMPANY GREAT SOUTHERN' COBPORATION GULF On. CORPORATION HUMDLE OIL & DEFINING COMPANY llUTf.x On. ft liEri.vtNo COMPANY lN»r.rr.Nui:NT UF.NNINC COMPANY INLAND Hr.riNiNO COMPANY I.ION On. UniNiNr, COMPANY MAoMiLiAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION MAGNOLIA Pr.TRoi.EUM COMPANY MAI.CO Kr.uNFRnis, INC. MrDiiiDii HFIIMNC; COMPANY, INC. Afc.MuRiuv KEMMNG COMPANY MOTOR I : I;FLS CORPORATION MOIITRAY On. COMPANY iYr.v MEMCO ASPHALT St REFINING Co. ONYX HF.HNINC; CORPORATION I'ALUXY ASPHALT COMPANY PA.VfMNIII.K KrU.VING COMPANY I'.moN On. COMPANY PAYWARD REFINING COMPANY PETROLEUM PRODUCTS KENNING COMPANY I'ONTIAC REFINING CORPORATION PREMIER OIL REFINING COMPANY OF TEXAS THE PUKE OIL COMPANY HADO RFFIMSO COMPANY SINCLAIR HEFININR COMPANY SIIAMXOCX OIL & GAS COHPOBATION SHELL On. COMPANY, INC SKEI.LY OIL COMPANY SOUTIIPOST PETROLEUM Co. OF DELAWARE STANDARD OIL COMPANY or LOUISIANA STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF TEXAS TALCO ASPHALT & REFINING COMPANY TAYLOR RF.FININC COMPANY THE TEXAS COMPANY TEXAS PACIFIC COAL & OIL COMPANY THREE liivtss REFINERY VALLEY REFINING COMPANY STANOLIND OIL & GAS COMPANY

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