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Thursday, January 15, 1953
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T1LUMPAT, JAH. 18, 1MB Every Year it Gets Harder To Sell Brooklyn Bridge; Suckers Getting Scarce , <.y NEW YORK Ml _ It is getting harder every year to sell (lie Brooklyn Bridge. On« explanation for this along Broadway Je Umt tha country Is K'nntoff short of local yokels, who always hnve been willing to buy Ihe Brooklyn Bridge before. Another theory Is that they are just putting their money in other things. But Hie local yo>5cl will always , have a f4rm. affectionate place In ;.y»ny history of American Jolt lore. From 1+ie dawn of our nation he has been, the favorite target of anyone with a rascally Idea. What was h« like — this local yokel? He U generally pictured as an uncouth rural boob with straw sticking out of his ears, a big slack-jawed fellow with a he.irt of gold and a head of ivory. His life was governed by an unconscious determination to prove that a fool and his money are soon parted. His most striking characteristic was a childish gullibility, a quality that sometimes made those who robbed him / E e) a kind of Diking tot him. He had a blind failh he could do anything, and a perfect belie/ that anything a stronger told him was true, particularly If the ^stranger wore an imitation diamond stickpin and a gold and ruby ring. It Was Local Yokel It iwis the local yokel who was always sure he could beat the shell game or the fixed roulette wheel. It was he who spent his week's wages knocking wooden milk bottles off a platform at a carnival, and went home happy with his prize—a two-bit chnlk "cjoll • Whenever the medicine show came to toivn, he stood in line to fork over n buck for two bottles- one free—of Dr. Salubrious quack's Sanke Oil Remedy made from an old Indian formula, "guaranteed to cure everything from foot itch to a broken heart." Others might discover the remedy was nothing but a bad-lasting mixture of creosote nnd water. Not the local yokel. The next time the medicine show came along he bought four bottles. He knew what was good for htm. Everytfme the local yokel went to town he got stuck. Whenever a crowd gathered around a pitchman on the pavement, the local yokel joined It. He went- for the fast patter like a bee to a ripe clover. "And now, gents, step right up," said the pitchman. Who stepped up? Why, the good old local yokel Whatever the pitchman was sell- Ing—oil stock in Timbuktu, or razor blade to last forever — he bought it. And he stepped back, broke but happy. The only thing that really angered him was to pay 550 for n machine (hat makes $1 bills—nnd then discover later that the blamed thing had broken down. Whatever became of this local yokel? He seems to he a dying breed, perhaps educated out of his credulity. The country bumpkin more and more .belongs to the past. He has wised up, anrl now knows more than his metropolitan neighbor. When I suggested this to an old time Broadway pitchman, he laughed and said: "Son, the old local yokel just moved to the city—and as a city yokel he's an ever bigger sucker than he was before. As long as people try to get something for nothing, we'll never run out of yokels." Rod Spared Too Often, UN Survey Shows UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (fPi— A United Nations survey says that American juvenile courts, too often spare tile rod In serious eases by depending on- psychiatric treatment. The survey, released yesterday deplored the "increasing emphasis upon individualized and clinical approaches to the maladjusted child" by U. S. children's courts. It was written by Dr. Paul W. Tappcn. professor of. sociology at New York University. Dr. fappen thinks children's problems more often spring from the "conflicts, complexity and competition . of American culture, materialism and superficiality in family values and the deterioration In traditional standards and values" than from inner conflicts which psychiatry can resolve. The srvey said that more than half the children brought into court are handled "exlra-legally nnd unofficially," apparently to avoid a court record for the child. It urged firm court handling in serious cases. The report is the first In a series covering all continents, which will be presented at a 1955 World Congress on the Prevention of Crime. D/Sa/fe, 4W es May Stay on (ARK.)' WASHINGTON (if) _ Economic stabilizer Michael v. DiSalto and some of nis key subordinates may stay on the Job at least through the early days of Ihe Eisenhovve administration. President-elect Eisenhower thus far has given no Indication as to what he may recommend with regard to continuance of the price and wage controls program. Con- Irols are due to expire April 30, unless endiid sooner DlSnllc told a reporter today he has had Informal inquiries as to whether present heads of the anti- inflation agencies would remain In office for a few .day, unlll Ejsen . liowers' aides have time to review the setup, DiSalte said he has agred to do so. If he Is wanted. It was understood that Price stabilizer Joseph Freehill and the Wage Stabilization Commiltee members also would continue at Eisenhower's pleasure. Why Not Tax Reduction for' Wear on Body? LOS ANGELES WV-A 'tax reduction Is allowed for depreciation on real estate and business property. Why not one for wear nnd tear on the human body? This question was raised yesterday by George H. Zeulzius'as he took office as president of the Los Angeles Lawyers Club. "No provisions exist," he argued, for a depreciation allowance of the physical and mental facilities which nre the only means by which the lawyer produces his Income, and which certainly depreciate with advancing years," Zeutius said professional men should demand a tax-free percent- nge out of gross income for a period of 25 or 30 years The horse Is peculiar among all animals in that each leg rests upon one toe. FALSE TEETH That Loosen Need Not Embarrass fered real embarrassment became hlri r „? i™ ,"I£ PI "" 1 - tU PP«" « *°<>- Mecl at Just the aiong time Do not ive In leai at this happening to rou ,i? ., pr ° R l!ttle FASTEETH the IKallnc Inon-acld) powUer. on your itetcs. Holds (alse teeth more tlrmly. o they !e<?> more comfortable. DOM not sour Checks "plate orior" (dentine oreatb). Get PASTEETU at »ny <mig stcre. U; S. Army Paying Germans Cold Cash for Their Hot Ideas HEIDELBERG, Germany (M — The U. S Army Is paying Germans cold cash for hot Ideas. Same of the (dens are corkers saving Uncle Snrn large sums In money and manpower. The Army Is shelling out cash prizes in a campaign to get more use out of Its funds, materials, facilities and personnel. All concerned are profiting by It. American and German employes of the Army, as well as ois. are eligible to turn In suggestions and Irtens. But the Germans are (lie biggest contributors. Civilians are awarded cash prizes. Soldiers enrn commendations. In a three-month period last year, German employes submitted 1.430 suggestions, of which 091 were adopted. For these, the Army paid out 34,431 marks, or Ihe equivalent of 58,200. The Army estimates that first- year savings resulting from these suggestions will amount to $61 804 and 2,113,136 In marks ($503.210). That means that for $8,200 worth of German marks Ihe Army gets Ihe equivalent of $511,184 worth of ideas. One German prize-winning suggestion was a better way to fasten wooden screws in brick walls. Someone clicked with the obvious Idea of building a vehicle washing rack at n military post here instead of using one more than a mile away—netting a yearly saving of $2,700 in manpower and transportation costs. Sleeve patches once discarded by soldiers leaving (he command are now cleaned and re-issued because a master sergeant thought of It Another ivtrmcr was the substitution of paper tape for costliei adhesive tape in packaging. It saves the Army $155,760 a year. Following H suggestion, the Army substituted a combined passenger-freight vehicle for two smaller vehicles. The saving Is $20.000 a year. At. the sixme lime, the Army is DO CRAMPS give you that ,3.^ — monthly look? Wb, l;l IHI-dl. mis,,,. " nrm " ,!,. |. „» _,,j Dot* rour mirror show an oMer-lookinu jorn-oul. nervous [„„ durinc jour "bad d»pT" Why let men lee Hint yoa «re ""''""i torn monthly c r» niol ;Try a liltle Cnrdui each day AH thousands of women do Let it heir build Btrenuth and ruisUncVj* £><| te» and leu misery ,»eh month Some KO through periods wElhout terlinx «ny discomforts at .11. A!s(> ,,„, '™£* Jitters' nervea-alccr. kclti-r. Look fe, icl £>""«'• »«« ™™«l «» ™nth.' Ask' for (Say: rarrf-you-ryc"). MONTHLYCKIMPS CH1NCE OF Lift CARDU1 EY January earanc Continues Swing Further Reductions Ladies Children's Shoes OUR ENTIRE STOCK! You must see these values to appreciate them. They're High Style, Nationally Famous Shoes. Kclley's /Tour Friendly Shoe Store" putting; price tugs on everything from screwdrivers [ 0 tanks so the men iislnit (hem can see whnt they cost. The Army figures they'll be more careful. Secretary of Iho Army Prnnfc CM. Pace sent R messngc to mllliniy and civilian personnel in Europe urging them to co-operate In common-sense economies. Enclosed with paychecks, II said: • "A portion of your pny has R|- rcnrty been deducted for income taxes, A portion of whnt you receive today in cash will be paid out in both direct and indirect taxes. "Some of (his money will be spent by ttie government for Army weapons nnd equipment which will be issued (o you. I urge you to take special cars of these tilings, which are costing you money. Polio Patient Becomes Mother NEW YORK W) _ A 25-year-old woman, stricken with polio last fall was removed from an Iron lung for 80 minutes yesterday delivered of a healthy baby boy by Caesarian section. The woman, Mrs. Dorothy Barry said us she was wheeled, into.n hospital operating room: "I have no fear at all " ./"nMr^^^^q Pounds NEW YORK «•) _ When they andcd Ann T. Kallmeyer, 29-year- old blonde nightclub palm reader n court separation yesterday from her huusband, Kenneth, she said: '•Had I read my hsband's palm before we were married, I would never have married hi,,,." The separation wns Bm; ,ted on the ground of abandonment. IN' THK CHANCERY COUKT CHICKASAWHA .DISTRICT* MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ' AKKAXSAS JOAN SWIFT, by her mother ,fe next" friend, Aurtet'tiel Freomnn. pi'if GUY W. SWIFT. JR., n t(, WARNING Olt!)KR The defendant, Guy W. Swift Jr is hereby warned to appear In the Chancery Court. Chicknsawba District. Mississippi County. Arkansas, within 30 days to answer Iho complaint of Joan Swift, filed therein. ?mT' 'I thc all<> e»llon t thereof will be taken as confessed as bv law provided. * Dated this 14 (lay ol January, 1053. Gemldtnc IJston, By: Cherry Sue Barnes, D C Jnmcs M. Gardner, atty. for Pltf W. S, Hadcr, Jr. Guardian • ad Lllem. ljl5-22-20-2|5 INVITATION TO HID Bids will be accepted by Housing Authority of the City of Hlylhevllle, Arkansas, until 2:00 p.m. <CST> on Monday, January 20. 1953 at Its office In Hie Administration Dllild- at Chickasaw Courts in the City of Illythevllle. Arkansas, of the "1-AWNS AND PLANTING WORK AT CHEROKEE COURTS, PHA HOUSING Project ARK.-5-2 BLY- THBWIAE, ARKANSAS." Plan* and specifications for said work may bo obtained by prospective bidders at the office of tills Authority upon payment of the sum of Ten Dollars (fio.OO) for each set of Plans and Specifications. Prospective bidders mny receiT* a copy of Plans and Specifications by addressing a request to this Authority at Post Office Dox WO, Blythcvlllc, Arkansas, Deposits will be returned to unsuccessful bidders within ttn (10) days from the opening of bid* (which opening shall be public) provided Plans and Specification* tn returned to this Authority In good condition. • This Authority reserve* th« right to accept or reject any and alt bidi. Dated at Illythevllle, Arka.n*ai this the Hth day of January, 1863. HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BLYTHF.VIIJJ:. ARKANSAS By: J. Mcll Brooke. Secretary-Treasurer Midwinter Sole Now of Scars! Come in and meet Mr. Hugh M. Walsh Scars Consultant Free estimates on your plumbing and heating requirements. Get complete Infnrmaiion on KKEE engineering service. Mr. Walsh will be here for three days only. Sears Catalog Sales Office FINAL WEEK OF DREIFUS SMASHING IANUARY CLEARANCE Scores of Items on Sale! Prices Drastically Cut! DIAMONDS Formerly Now 2 V 4 Carat 8-Diamond Engagement and Wedding Ring Sat. 175.00 99 »5 4 ]/4 Carat Man's Diamond V"l . •-.. •••-••• US.OO 99.95 99.95 99.95 - 2 y 4 Carat 3-Diamond Engagement Rings 175.00 3 1/4 Carat 5-Diamond Wed- l ding Ring ]7i 00 * T /i Carat 8-Diamond In- gagement and Wedding 1 v"? S *t i« K. 30 ° °° ]59 ' M 1 V4 Carat 10-Diamond Engagement and Wedding Ring Set 450 w M 9.93 1 I Carat 8-Diamond Engagement and Wedding Ring Set ...500.00 31995 5 3-D(amond Wedding Ring 29.95 1695 5 Ladies 5-Diamond Cluster Ring , . 59.95 41 Q< 3 Man's 5-Diamond Cluster *j n 9 79.95 S8.95 2 Diamond Dinner Ring.... 49.95 33.95 WATCHES 30 Ladles and Mens 17 Jewel with matching expansion Band 59 aj 28 Ladies and Mens 27 Jewel with Matching Expansion Bands 49 95 35 Mans 17 Jewel Waterproof with matching expansion fcand . .......................... 29.95 COMPACTS 12 Compacts, Asiorted stylet 1,50 72 60 Assorted Compacts. ......,.,... . red*,eW 25% MISCELLANEOUS S««">!hr' " "Formerly 72 12-Pc. Start«r Seti , 159 74 Asiorted Ladies 1 Mem Expansion Watch Band*.. 6.95 3 Cameras, good quality... 9.95 120 Crystal Stemware Pieces 1 19 15 Six Piece Kitchen Sets . . l.QO ™! 7 / fe ' Firek '"3 Starfer Sets 1.00 30 6-Pe. Refrigerator Sets... .99 2.9S 1.95 .49 .79 .79 .69 HOLLOWARE Now Reduced 25% DINNERWARE 14 Golden Bouquet 43-pe. Dinner-ware Sets 29.95 19.91 24.95 29.95 24.95 25 16-Pe. California Ivy Starter Sets 15.95 12 95 Ladies Costume Jewelry 33% off 25% SPECIALS Giftware Alf Mens Jewelry Stone Rings Boby Jewelry 16-Pc. Alum. Set 45-Pc. Stainless Steel Set 25% Off - 25% Off - 25% Off - 25% Off - 25% Off - 25% Off Many other items on sale not listed >O 'S Some Prices Subject to Fed. Tax DREIFUS Drrif K . . . Wtar Diamonds JHi\\i:!iMIW ST. ST *« M NfttJWS. ILTTWemU AM CREDIT IS ' FREE AT DREIFUS

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