The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1946 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 13, 1946
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN Hawaiian Poi Supply Limited Voluntary Program Of Rationing Set Up by Merchants HONOLULU, T. H. (UP)—The pol situation on Qahu is so bad it has territorial and federal officials ill a stale of contusion and Hono- lulaiis of Hawaiian ancestry sleep- Ing on the sidewalks. When a local newspaper recently rcvealcrt tliat Hawaiian families were sleeping in line all night to get their daily rations of l>oi, consternation broke O ut. Tlmt is, It broke out among all concerned cxecept the poi-ealcrs—r>o other dietary description adequately fill th e Hnwfuians, whose chief victuals since long before Captain Cook discovered the islands has been the gray, gooey substance made from laro roots, It seems no one else knew put was hard to act until the newspaper carried pictures of whole families of Ilawaiims bedded down on the sidewalks, so as to be 011 hand when the grocery stores opened. Poi supplies were disappearing from the stores parly each day and a voluntary rationing program had boen adoptdc by grocers. Arguments Wax Thereafter there was controversy. The pol manufacturers said, the territorial health laws wuru. unnecessarily ligid. But Gcorise K. Akaii, territorial food commissioner, said, "it is improbable that (he poi law imposes such n hardship on manufacturers as to curtail production." One newspaper editorial hinted that the blame lay willi the OPA. Klebcr R. Miller, OPA information executive, bounced right back. "Until now \vc ha.vo had no intimation of dissatisfaction among manufacturers or distributors," he said. The 13-cent a pound ceiling price is higher than before th c war, he pointed out. So Bolph C. Elliott, agricultural economist at ilic University of Hawaii, chimed in to declare taro farmers arc turning to other crops as n result of thc tidal wave destruction and price restrictions. A roundup of views by "old- timers" indicated the fault was all the manufacturers'. They held tin prices down so long that farmers quit raising taro when the war created plenty of Jobs for them to turn to, according to the anonymous "old-timers." Poi-Eatcrs Silent Proof that thc situation was bad came from Hilo, where ft. K. Martin, member of the county board of supervisors, instructed a delegation headed for Washington to seet $50,000,000 federal svid for the. victims of thc tidal wave disaster o[ April 1, as follows: "II you don't come back with the money, at least come back with some poi." Meanwhile, the poi-catcrs have stayed out of thc controversy. They just continued to pack the whole family downtown each night to sleep in front of the grocery store. Ordinarily, poi is served three .different , way:, .one'tinger poi thick enough, that 6ne finger in the ;. community > bowV will bring lorth.,a,.Jiip.uthf!il; hvo r fingOr no! whiclKM-ts''^ little thinner,' dnl three-finger poi, which non-Hnwai- ians- think ought to be eaten will a Spcon, ;ThB liawaiians fear ilia i£ f*?^}^?"^ Itjjrmbh further spoons'vrtll.-b6t!ic-oilly answer.'To a Hawaiian that would be ulmor,i as bad as eating bread. BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS / $125,000 Smiles Setting II. Straight Little blue licrons, when little are not blue but white. Whec they pro blue, they're not little but two reel In length. S151) a week for lout weeks, plus l.ransirorUitlon. When she first read the lole- fiains, Mrs. Siiroasc, sjicakliig for herself and her tinnlc-clicckcd luisbnnd—BUVB a iflat, n'no." But, ufter ii clial, .she weakened and said (he "money would come in liaiidy," and she'd have to "DOII- tlcr and dream about, It a while" before she nuuli; niiy definite answer, nccorrtliig to Moore. Wilfred Naull, Washington. D. C., machinist's apprentice, holds up .sweepstakes ticket on Airborne, which won Ihc ICnglish Derby, while his waitress wile, Pearl, holds tclcftrnin announcing Ihc ticket hart won 5125,000 for them. Naull. 34, Is n recently discharged Army sergeant. About $64.000 of the winnings will BO _for taxes, according to unoniei;U_Treasiiry Department estimates. 'howman Offers Jobs 'o 87-Year-Old Bride And Spouse Who is 78 LOUISA, Ky., June 1:1 (UP) — Centuckys most, publicized June jridc—a 79-year-old grandmother— aid today she would "ponder a rtiile" over offers for public ap- rarnnces but did not believe she oiild stand the "devilment of New *ork" for t«o weeks. Mrs. Malttc Large Sproiise shoiv- d no surprise at the offers and or 18-year-old husband, Dclberl. .'a<led comment ami went auoul, leaning out a spring on their Jointed 17-nci'c farm. Lawrence county court clerk W. r. Moore said he/ visited lh c couple t their small, two-room log cabin ome JO miles from hem and took hem Uic telegrams which, he aid. would not have arrived for bout three days lluouah regular One offer wns from a New York howman who promised Uic coupto 200 per week If they would ap- war at his night, club for „ Uvo- vcck s cnirngciiirnt-. Thc other came rom a museum, which suggested City Gets Rid Of Old Guest By Buying It PATKRSON, N. J. (UI')-The city of 1'alcrson ncarcd the end of Its troubles with the Society for luitabllKliliig Useful Manufactures loday after trying for 154 y(!ni . s without success to collect, taxes on the property, The .society, founded Ijy Alexander Hamilton in 1791 under a charter exempting It from municipal taxes, will be dissolved and a fivc-muii commission will dispose "f its assets. A bill catling for dissolution ninl creation of the commission recently was signed by Ciov. Walter E. Edge, but not before the city had U> Kive In and purchase the piop- l-'or its money It (jot a hydroelectric plant, a steam power plant nine silk mills, an old Colt revolver mill, 10 acres ol riparian lands along t |, e ii us . sa t c u( VC r, iraier rights to the river, power raceways, a furniture store a dam and ono house. The society was established '.f> Imlcr American Industry, but because its founders were short on engineering skill, llicy soon found themselves extending a welcome »o Pi'ter Colt, n Connecticut engineer, who put the new company on a .sounder basis. Thc society remained in the Colt family until 18815, when it wns sold to a group of men headed by thc laic George P. Baker. In 18D4 the Read Courier Ncw s Want Ads. FOR SALE Fresh Hirer Catfish. Special prices (» rules anil «sh fries. Cafe and largo orilcrs delivered. MACK'S FISH MARKET Phone 671 Osccola, Ark. Job After Fifty Held Way to Keep Healthy INDIANAPOLIS (UP)— Physicians .say the relaxation of thc ol' carpet slippers and the easy chair may hasten death for the elderly. Doctors attending a recent institute o" geriatrics (study of thc old age and its diseases) by the Indiana University school of medicine in lindlanapolis seemed to hold opinion. Chancing of lifetime habit pat- iJi overnight may have "dire T1IUHSDAY, JUNK 13, 10-10 i;roup formed the New Jersey General Security Co., which, upon Its dissolution In 1944, distributed stock of thc society lo Us stockholders. The .stockholders sold it to the city October and Palerson'.-j lone fight against Its non-paying guc-st ncarcd the ciiti. Join the Refrigerator Service Club (Two Service Calls a Year $1) Repairs to Electric Appl ant'CH Fully Guaranteed BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO. (Where Courtesy is Not a Memory) 138 K. Main St. Phone 3616 4% FARM LOANS Farm loans made to fit your individual jiccds. Our re-payment privilcgu granted all borrowers. Let us explain our Pro-Payment Reserve Plan. NO EXTRA CHARGES—NO APPLICATION, APPRAISAL, ATTORNEY'S or CLOSING FEES and NO COMMISSION 1C wo jimntrc a loan with you it is good business for us to make it fit your needs because farm loans are a good investment only when they are good for the farm owner. NOBLE GILL AGENCY Glencoc Bldg. Phone 3131 Underground City Tlie \Vihvatersrand gold mine, in Soul)) Africa, is the worlds Inrs- cst underground city, it has -1000 miles of subterranean shafts, streets and avenues, and can accommodate approximately 190,000 workers. / ' You'll be deKgMed when you discover Ire many handy items you can n«Ve from cotton print of THE MAGIC MILLER'S BEST FLOUR McL. Gut a we! todjyl ^~:: 1*+ MAGIC \ MAGIC MILLER brings yol t** best flour obtainable Wider the present nalionn wheat emergency. fOM 8AU CONCRETE STORM SEW'EB ULL sizes *••»«» Tfcui BfUf* L^^OT OSCfOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. ••••tat ' Csc-'u, &rt. '4*. Spring Filled Liringroom Suites Deep Restful Lounge Chairs Occasional Chairs Modern Coffee Tables Occasional Tables Smart Looking Lamps Modern Mirrors , Modern Americana ... a period of furniture design combining a smart simplicity of line with superb workmanship and sound functional purpose ... to lend that A "certain touch" of beauty and real distinction to your home. > Furnish it the modern way with <^ moderate spending by coming to Wade Furniture Co. Phone 3 1 22 1 1 2 West Main Street consequences." Dr. C. U Williams director of the Indiana Mental Health Council, said during the medical conference. "One or thc best examples of this Is the considerable number u f i-ifl- i'0fi<i men who die soon nrtcr retirement," he added. Indiana U. school' of medicine talcl "loo mud) medical car 0 is now' a iieril for liersons over rio- a pci-sojj of 50 needs a steady ioli tj keep him happy." To llils symposium of medical opinion Dr. R. A, Solomon, cllnlnl professor of medicine at I. u., "There Is no evidence lift. c -, n ie prolonged by slopping all actlv- he in<llvidual." Dr. Williams presented the histi- lnt« wilh-slatlstlcs showing !( trc- mcndoii.s Increusc. from 1923 to now of the ndmlKKlon of patients over CO to mental hospitals. H would appear wise, lie .said, to allow mid perhaps advise the ayiny lo continue pcrfojmliiK us many of his usual physical nnd mental activities as he can. There are 1.037.1H.OCO acres ill ic •)« slates of the Union. Wc Arc Proud To Announce Tlmt Mrs. Thelmo Parks has joined our staff and will wi'lcunic you at CALDWELL KKAUTY SIK)1> First National Bank I'hone 2592 r NOTICE TO CAR OWNERS 24-Hour "Rain Insurance"—25c If it rains within 24 hours after you have hud your ear washed at our station and you are a holder of our Card, just present Card within -IS hours and we wili wash it again— FREE! SPECIAL! WASH AND CREASE JOB $1.50. 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So easy to vie, «ven a child can opcrafe it. — *•-»,.**# 6.75 ISOUTHERN AUTO STORES CARL BRYANT, Mgr. rhnno 3151 US West Main St. ,:')V'—>* HIOGE SHEARS 2.25

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