The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 31, 1949
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PAOTTTTO BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1949 ford Workers Slowly Return Two Weeks Needed, However, to Regain Production Peak DEROrr, Uay 31. <*>—The Ford Motor Co.'i army of 106,000 production workers began a alow march back to the work bench today after iU strike settlement With a peace pact signed and mled In the apeed-up dispute, Ford and the CIO United Auto Workers resumed their job of making auto mobile*. . ... . All -at two w«*ks were expected to p«a».: however, before top production would again be attained. Extensive plant preparations were required. . Only a limited number of men returned .to Ford's key Rouge factory. If wa* left for Rouge to get Into Its full swing of parts manufacture before others among Pord'a 49 plants In the nation would reacl: normalcy. The Ford-UAW negotiations oi a new contract, delayed by thi strike, were pending at the sam< time. A $100-a-month pension plan alone with a wage Increase and health and accident Insurance.' are goals of the union. Fowi has said it wants to "review" virtually the entire contract. At a conservative estimate the speed-up strike cost workers and the company, a total of *T7.000,000 In lost wage* and production. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Woman With the Answers Discovers Children Ask Intelligent Questions Livestock NATIONAL STOCXVARDS. 111.. May »1. (/*>)—(USDA)—Hogs 14,500; market active. 50 to 1.00, mostly 15 higher than Friday's average: bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 21.6075; top 22.00 for several loads mostly 230 Ibs down; 250-300 Ibs 20.5021.50; mostly 20.75 up; 140-110 Ibs 90.SO-21.50; ioO-130 Ibs scarce: odd lots 18.00-20.00; good sows 400 Ibs down' 18.00-19.00; heavier weights 16.06-17.50; largely 16.28 up; stags 1250-15.00. Cattle 4,100; calves 2,50; demand broad Tplth early trade active and atrong to unevenly higher on steers heifers .and some cows; several loads good to low choice steers 24.- 7S-2«.sb;.f«w to 26.75; medium steers around 23.75-24-00; good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings 25.0037.00; '_ common and medium 21.0044.50; : few good cows 19.50-21.00; common arid medium largely 18.- flO-l»jO; canners and cutlers 140017.50.,: . . . ' Th« brine shrimp, found all over the world, are reproduced by un- fertUlmw! eggs. NEW YORK, (W>— "How 'old is* God's grandmother?" This Is one of 50,000 questions put last year to the American Child's Number 1 answer lady—Ellen V. McLoughlln. Miss McLoughlln Is edltor-ln- chlef of the Book of Knowledge, a reference library for children that has sold 5,000,000 twenty-volume sets since 1910. With each set the buyer gets a book of 100 coupons, Each coupon entitles him to send In a question to the book firm's answer service. "If everyone asked his full quota of 100 questions we'd have been bankrupt long ago," laughed Miss McLoughlln. As It Is shfi requires a staff of 35 research assistants to Inform readers on how to livstall a farm sewage system or the best way to stuff a chipmunk. The questions come from five continents. A surprising number are from grownups who have to give talks on current affairs atld lack the energy to go to a public library and dig out the information themselves, "We won't do the homework for any child or college student," said Miss McljOughlln. "But once they grow up they can be as ln?,y as they like. We'll help any adult 111 any field except medicine or law—which require a license. Komeo<i Have Cold Fret One uneasy youuf? man, engaged to be married, wrote In to ask I! he really loved the girl he was pledged to lead to the altar. "We told him that, statistically nearly 100 per cent of young men about to "marry felt the same way. 1 said Miss McLoughlin. "And we assured hitn it was just a case of cok feet that normally should disappear after the ceremony." More puzzling was the query oi a worried woman frightened bj where science is leading the world "When gravity lets ioose. where do you go?" she wrote. Bnck M'cn the glnrt news to her that so fa: gravity has kept a firm grip oi everything. Except maybe prices. Miss McLoughlin, who receives an honorary degree from Lincoln (111. College this week for her work In child education, thinks childrei often ask more sensible question than grownups. Her favorite Is the child wh wanted to know: "Why I* licriie cienn. when bees trample all ove it with their feet?" "A natural question like th bolsters your faith In children's In tclllgcncc," she sa,id. "But wha adult would think to ask It?" Staff Once Stumped Miss Mc'Loughltn, a pleasant, rec haired woman of middle age. nn an almost perfect "Q. ,t A." battlr average. Of perhaps 1,000,000 quo* lions submitted to her service in tl Arkansas Colleges Hold Commencementt Bj the AuocUUd Prrw Three ' Arkan&u College* held ommencement exercises yesterday. Largest number of graduate* was ,t Henderson State Teachers Col- ege, where 182 persons received de. Eighty-seven other will get legres In August. Commissioner A. B. Bond* Jr. spoke, Cedrle Foster, radio network news Commentator, told the 80 graduate* of oJhn Brown University at Slloam Springs that "narrow prejudices!' nvlt* Communism, At ILi 77th comencement, Arkan- ,ai College, Batesvllle, awarded degree* to 57 graduate*. Associate Justice Ed McPaddln of the Arkan*as Supreme Court spoke. SEEN HIM?—William S. Hixson, Jr., 21, hat been missinf from his Pulaski, Va., home since last March, when h* went to Charleston, W. Va,, to look for a job. His wife Itura last heard'from him in April from Paducah, Ky. She Is now destitute with no means of supporting their 17-month-old boy and a premature baby born May 14. Hixson Is five feet, »lx~ inches tall, hat black hair and brown eyes and Is of medium build. The FBI is assisting in the search. General Clay Stresses '. Preparedness tor U.S. FORT KNOX, Ky., May 31. (m — Gen. Lucius D. Clay, retired .U«, military governor of Germany, .stressed this nation's obligation "always U> be prepared" In dedicating the Patton Museum here yesterday. Mrs. George S. Patton, Jr., who unveiled a plaque In memory of her husband, added her plea for preparedness and scoffed at the Idea that heavy armaments mean warlike ambitions. She termed preparedness "plain Insurance against another war," and declared peace can be maintained only by force. Gen. Clay called the dedication of a memorial to Patton a fitting event for Memorial Day. "In honor- Ing him, we honor all those who Future Farmers Group Praised at Convention RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., 'iUjr It. (/ft— More than 500 delegate* to the Arkansas convention of Future Farmers of America were told here yesterday that no other organization "has contributed more to outstanding farm leadership." The speaker was President J. W. Hull of Arkansas Tech, who organized this state's first FPA chapter at Danville in IMS. State Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley urged the farm youths to take an Interest In government and advised them: "Never apologlM for your stat« or for your profession." fought and died for their country." he said. Wilton News Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brliikley and family bad u their week end gutsls their son, Roy Jr., and family of Jackson, Miss., and Bob Blanken- shlp of West Feint, Miss. Miss Martha Muncy, a student at Ouachlta College, Arkadelphla, returned home Friday to spend the summer vacation with her parents, the Rev. and Mrs, A. P. Muncy, and family. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Traylor motored to Chattanooga, Tenn., Wednesday to bring their son, Harold, home for the summer vacation. Harold Is a student at the University of Chattanooga. They returned Thursday. E. D. Beall, agriculture instructor at Wilson High School, Wayne Alexander and Thomas Underwood are attending the FPA Conference in Russellville this week. Mrs. Beall and sons, Tommy and John, accompanied them to visit her bro^ ther, R«v. W. F. Cooley, and family. They will return Thursday. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chlcka- MHk» District. Mississippi Csiujty, Arkansas. ' Victor M. Craig Plainer, vi, No. 10,873 . Clara T. Craig .. Defendant. The defendant Clsra T. Craig la hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the court named In the caption herof and answer th« complaint' of the plaintiff Victor M. Craig. Dated this 29 day of A.iril, 1941. Harvey Morris, Clerk. By Betty Bull. D. O. Percy Wright, Atty. for Pltf. H. G Partlow, Atty. ad lltem. 5|17-24-Sl-€ri ast 20 years, she remenroers onl one that completely stumped he staff. "It came from a visiting Soul American who owned a Zirco nine." she said. "He wanted know how he could color his zir cons to make them more VRtmble. "After a long search we found :his was a secret trade process in the gem Industry—something the man himself had known to be true all along. He stamped out of the office, very annoyed, when we refused to try to spy oul the secret for him." Miss McLoughlin had as little patience with him as she did with a wealthy bootlegscr's widow who wanted to know how she could crash her hometown society, now lhat prohibition — and her husband — were gone. One of (he oddest requests to reach her desk came from a man who inquired as to the best way to wash dollar bills. "*Ve asked the treasury people in Washington," .smiled the answer lady. "They replied rather huffily that they riidn't want people to launder their paper money." 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