The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1951 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 19, 1951
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE Defense Program Sends More People IEDSON Into Homes on Wheels; Sales Are Up (Continued from Page 8) liv SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, Sept. 19. (fl'>— The defense program is sending more people inlo homes o» wheels. Dr.* tense workers and military men are the biggest buyers of trailers now, dealers repnrt. Part of this IK clue lo housing shortages in new and rapidly prvnv- Ing Industrial areas. But Ihe trailer coach manufacturers association of Chicago stoutly asserts today that this Is also p.irt of a trend that set In after the war---a growth in the number of mobile workers who follow the best job opportunities. The association estimates that one and a half million Americans now live In trailers and that (heir number increase* by about 200.000 each year. A roush estimate puts 225.000 relired per.sons In homes on wheels, following the sun; and perhaps 50.000 service men and Ihetr families Pome 7CO.OOO use trailers simply as homes, with no Intention of using the wheels to po anywhrre. 5511.000 r.!v« fn Trailers But Ihe association helieves ( 550,OOQ mobile Workers and their ( families live In trailers. The. transient worker Isn't new to the American scene. Harvest hands haye followed the ripening crops up and down the country almost from the beginning. And Industrial workers have moved when Jobs petered out arid ihey heard of work in other places. Hefore the. wjir the. trailer was (hnuKht of largely a* a recreation adjunct—a way lo go fishing or hunting, or to spend the winter' in 'he south, the summer on the lake. sell at $6,000. 'Ifie association say.s thai. this year 3.1 per cent O f the salrs are lo military men; 68 per rent lo workers, The association predicts that next r there will he 1.1 million persons nsr in trailers, In spite of produc- i difficulties. nd It says thai of the nation's million ;>er.sons expected to hp ng In retirement hy 1360, five cent win he housed In milers. In 1931 Ihe average, trailer wa* M following the sun where the living Is feef Inng and cost tess fhan 14.000. Around .i.OOfl were, produced thai, ! vear and Industry sales totals were perhaps $J7 million. Hv 1SI47 the avcragd trailer had proivn tft 25 feet, cast around $2,100 and G0,0ftf> were produced. Production to IV lip This year's production is expected ' in be a little larger than last \ year's M.Oflfl units, which were sold for $2J<i million. ficvrnty tier cent of them arf> HO feet or longer. The ' average ranges in price from $3.fino lo S.ViOfl. although luxury model- not In the war. hut In automobile accidents and similar non-service Injuries received In civilian Itfe, after discharge, from the armed services. Both service and non-service connected cases arc kepi In the .same wards. The .service-connected men net S360 a, month pension, plus hospl- i tal treatment, and extra allowance i for wives and children. The. non- i service-connected cases get only S60 1 a month, Slates flOP ('anipiiign Issues Republican National Committee Chairman Ouy Gcorfre Oabrlelsoii, In circular letter to OOP workers, j says Issues in 1952 election will lie: | morality in government, demonstrated Incorn|ietence of the Truman COURIER NEWS administration^ f« achieve peace, coddling of "communists at home and abroad, lower U.S. standard rf living due to high taxes and infli- tlon, and Truman's socialistic threat against freedom. Asians Tough on Bovlet ' If the American and Brltteh statesmen who master-minded the Japanese peace treaty . conference had known In advance how easy it would he to push over their treaty, they infant have made some different choices for the presiding officers. Having two Asian representatives as officials of the conference, would have been a master stroke. The two statesmen who made outstanding contributions to the conference were Pakistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Zafrulla Kahn and Coylon's Minister of Finance J, R. Jayeu'ardene. Their speeches rubbed salt in Soviet wounds. In WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 19, 1951 I future conferences, thuyll undoubtedly be given chances lor important roles. New Type of Survey Social welfare workers, who usually make surveys of people on relief, have now had surveys made on themselves. U. S. Women's Bureau and Children's Bureau report 42.000 paid social workers in the U. S.. states, counties and cities employ 32,000 of them. Private charities employ the other 10,000. Survey was made to attract more workers to this expanded profession. Eighty per cent of today's social , workers are women. Pay ranges from| }tl700 for beginning case workers! up to »5000 for supervisors. I Of the cases handled, 3ft per cent are said lo inovlve- husband-wife difficulties, 25 per cent emotional instability, 20 per cent money matters and another 20 per cent child , Mechanical Cotton Picker Firm Sued by Inventor in Pine Bluff PINE BLUFF, Ark., Sept. 19. (AP) ! —The inventor of the Rust Mechanical Cotton Picker is suing Ben Pearson, Jnc., manufacturer of the device, for $153,553. A complaint was filed in Jefferson County circuit court here today by John I). Rust alleging that he is welfare. Of the 400u professional child-welfare workers, ha!/ are in the seven northern states of Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, though these states have only a fourth of all U. S. children. due th« money in back royaltiea for the manufacture of h!i invention. The complaint said the Pearson company wa» authorized to manufacture and sell his machine und« the name "Rust Cotton-picker* through a royalty agreement signed by Rust and the company April 1, Jay Dickey, attorney for tfce Pearson company, said hi* - r Wf' had tendered a, check for $134.0bP?r> Rust In settlement of the claim but lhat the check was refused. Dickey saJd the only question Is a difference of "some $18 or $19 thousand" Involved in connection with certain parts sold by the company on whi<?h Rust holds no patent. LUXORA NEWS MRS. O. C. DRIVER Mrs. T. r, Hudson and Mrs. H. I, Houck of Luxora. and Mis. R. W. Nichols of Annorel were co-ho'te.i=- es at a i nine table dessert 'hridge held Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Hudson. Prize winners included Mrs. C. B. Wood, Jr., high: Miss Margaret MorTitt, second, Mrs. John Bowen of Wilson, third, and Miss Frances Bowen of Blytheville, low. Miss Betty Mifllin, who Is attending Arkansas State Teacher College, was the weekend guest of her mother, Mrs. J. I. Mlfflln. Mr. and Mrs, A. M. Ctiitwoori. Sr., of Mulberry* were the weekend . guests of Iheir son. Auten. Jr., and family. Mrs. Maxine McHanev snd son, Tommy, of Memphis, were the weekend guests of her parcnU, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Brown. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Campbell of St. Louis were the weekend guests of Mrs. H. W. Spann and Miss Florence Rush. MIES Rush and Mrs. Spann accompanied them hack lo St. Louis for a visit of several weeks. Mrs. J. W. Lynch and Mrs, Tom Callis attended the Denny funeral services held hi Contra}- Friday, R. C. Langslon Ifi vacationing In Hot Springs for several weeks. Mrs. Albert Haddad or Boynfon, Oklahoma was the recent guest of i her parents, Mr. and Mrs, N. Fard- j eecey. Mr. ejid Mrs. John Ford have had as their recent guest Mr. and Mrs Al Donnell of Los Angeles, Calit. Mrs. Donnell Is the former Miss Genei Elect WASHER SPECIAL' PICK OF THE CROP-Fteh- inR a vitamin-packed smile, pretty Kathy Darlyn dons her best to live up v to her title as Florida's "Citrus Queen." Relaxing at Daytona Beach, Kathy seems to he squeezing a batch of sea juice from a sea shell. Opal Ford of Ulxora. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bowen have us their guests for several days Mrs. Bowrn's mother and sister. Mrs. H. C. PaUcrsnn of Lake Village. Ark., and Mrs. C, 8. Himtley of Wlnona Miss. Miss Helen Hanna Is leaving this week for Frced-Hardeman College. Tenn.. where she Is a second-year student. NO NONE YD 406 W. Main Phone 4591 f- - FINK ALL-STEEL BLINDS Reg. 3.49 25-3G"xfi.r 2.88 Wl-stee.1 blinds wilh every deloil ol consiruclion ds- ! ; gned to Jove worfc. S| a |i nnd lopes come o"l quklly for cleaoinp. Precision-built mechanism hni P'jll end Ml coids oolh on one side. Salin-smooth, boVed-on, off-while enamel finish won I chip, crock or dull; is resislanl lo rust and corrosion. 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