The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 24, 1949
Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1949 Hundreds Killed By Harbor Blast Ammunition-Laden Ship Explodes In Takao, Formosa CANTON. Aug. 24—(^—Approximately 500 persons were killed or injured in the explosion of an ammunition ship In the Harbor of Takao, southeastern Formosa. Ihe official Chinese Central News Agency said yesterday. The agency said ammunition was being unloaded from the Chinese steamer Chungli. There was a huge explosion, which was followed quickly by olhera. The whole port city was shaken by the blast, which broke nearly every window in Takao and caused much other damage, the Agency reported. Terror spread through the city. Shortly after the first blast rip- peci through the ship the city was darkened by the smoke arising from the waterfront. The wharf area was a scene of destruction, the agency said. The official account said about three-fourths of the 3.300-ton Chungli's explosive cargo had been unloaded when the blast came. Takao was a big Japanese naval TESTIFIES IX PKOKIv—Herbcri C Ha thorn (above), a former ansi'l- culture department employe testifies at Die .sci'Hlf'.-i "five pc'icniter" inquiry at Washington, that Maj. Gen Hairy H. Vauglvm was "a littli lougli" on him in an effort to gel ft molasses permit tor a New Jeisej limi. (AP Wircphoto). CREDIT — Consumer installment credit outstanding reached $9,100,0.00.000 In July, 1949, for an all-time record. Release ol government curbs on installmenl buying helped send the figure up The largest part of recenj expansion stems from the boom in automobile sales. Automobile credit has been Increasing a^ the rate of $150,000,000 a mouth. Pitching Horseshoes BY BILLY ROSE Poker-Playing Addict Back at Her Old Stand LONG BEACH. Calif.. AUK. (AP>—Take it from Sula Bell Stimson, glutaitjc acid is no substitute for poker Mrs. Stinison. 49, has been under- song medica] treatment under court oider to curb her craving for cards. She had undergone' a personality change from a normal housew'te to a gambling uddict. Two months a HO Ihe treatment was pronounced -in percent effective Dy Dr. Marcus Crahau, county jail physician, and the woman was released !o her family. Yesterday she was !n court again on the same old charge—pyxing worthless checks to finance her gambling in nearby Gordeim, where poker is legal. Superior Judge Fred Miller continued the case for a week while he talks t' over with Dr. Crahcm. It was Crahau who originally snegt-sl- cd glutanic acid might restore the hoiusewile's norm LI t personality. base during the war. (Takao is one of the most important, ports for the Chinese Nationalist government: on Formosa, which lias been converted into a lord-ess,} This Is the story of a quadruple lex—as told me by Saber Khourl, iwner, manager and chief of The .lecca, a Syrian restaurant In the heart of New York's nig district . . . In Syria of times gone by, a •amel dealer named Tarra Singh once traveled to a far city, and vhen his business was completed ic went to the hut of a soothsayer to .see \vhelhct 1 the stars were propitious for his return Journey. 'Hie sccr sturned his horoscope and said, ''You will arrive safely, but between now and the change of the moon, you will kill three whom you love, and one whom you despite." The dealer chuckled, threw the old man some roins, mounted his horse and .sel out for home, his dog loping behind him. But when alone on the desert, lie began tri jeel uneasy. Who were the tlii-en he loved? First, his wife; sot-rind, iiis horse; third, his dog. As tor the fourth, the one he despised, lie could think of no one who fitted the description. Anxious to e°t back to his wife, he kept urging his horse to greater speed aiul the following day, a few hundred yard.s from the first oasis. (he animal fell to the ground and died. KcanzLng the fault was his, the di i'lcr prostrated himself and prayed for the forgiveness of Allah But when he got lo his feet, he saw his doe gorging itself on the meat of his horse and, Infuriated, he rirciv his scimitar and cut off its head. Now, Tara Sipli was afraid—half of the soothsayer's prophecy had already come true. When he got to the gates of the city, he sent a messcncger to his wife to tell her what had happened and to explain that only by never sening her again coultl the rest of the prophecy be defeated. His wife's answer arrived wit inn the hour: "If you do not come, I will die of longing, and thus the picphecy will be fullfill- ed. 1 ' So Tarra went home, but he was unable to -sleep or eat and the foreboding kept festering In his head. Finally he decided that the only way to frustrate the pvophcy was to put an end to his life. But when he told his wife what he had in mind, she threw her anns LI round him and, only by her tears, convinced him it was better to slay alive. That night, however, unnerved by the ckMlcr's talk of suicide, his wife decided to end the suspense by taking poison herself. And when Tarra found her the next morning, ihere was a note telling him not to worry any more—that the prophecy was defeated because she nad died by her own hand. But the dealer knew better. He knew Lhat his threat to do away with himself was responsible for her death. Now, three-Fourths of the soothsayer's prediction had come true, and obviously It was his duty to kill the one person whom he despised—himself. But before he could carry out this resolve, a message arrived from the soothsayer. ''My son," it read. ''forgive me. Soon after you left I discovered that I had used the wrong chari when T ploted your future. Therefore, my predictions are without meaning and I can only hope they have not caused yon too much anguish." A few days later, the soothsayer was found dead. His head had been cut otf with a single blow of a scimitar . . . "The yarn doesn't add up," 1 said lo the Syrian restaurateur. "IE the soothsayer used the wrong chart, it was all coincidence and Ihe .story has no point." Saber" Khuuri smiled. "W!i;U the ,sootli.sayer actually discovered ifter Taria Singh's departure was Unit the fourth and last act of violence he had predicted was destined to be his own death, So. In an attempt to sklctiHck fate, he sent the mcs- sayc to the dealer, hoping to convince him the entire prophecy was false. "This, of course, only hasteneo his own doom- As they &ay in my country, the path of a man's life. like the path of the heavens, fixed from the beginning of time A n d no one ever cheated the stars." SAYS HE PAN) MAKAODN — Harold M. Ross, president of th Allied Molasses Co.. of Perth Amboy N j. listens to questions on wltne& stand before Senate Investigatin Committee at Washington dunn. j probe of "five percenters." He test ificd he paid John Maragon fo help during difficulties over sug rationing ordei from Agricultur department. (AP Wircphoto). In Ihe American handmade gli industry, a water pitcher is neve spoken of as a pitcher. Glasswork crs always call R a "ju A cool, carefree day at the beach! How natural llml Hill and Hill liulllc looks in this pleasant scene! How rli-liglilful that rith Hill and Hill Kentucky flavor tastes on l!ie [wlale! Naturally — because it's — PROOF Exclusive Distributors, Little Rock Sterilization laws are in effec! in 25 o( the 4P states. SHRUBBERY We ofTe- a complete line ol Stark Landscaping plants and trees. Ordei now for Pall planting Stark's 131 years experience in this field assures youi getting the most for youi money Allow us to give you a free estimate Telephone 554 today. BLYTHEVILLE WILLYS SALES COMPANY AMAZING 30,000 MILE GUARANTEE i THE HOTTEST CAR NEWS OF THE YEAR! IN COOPERATION WITH THE WOLF'S HEAD MOTOR OIL CO. SHELTON MOTOR CO. GUARANTEES TO MAKE ABSOLUTELY FREE-OF-CHARGE ANY REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS TO ALL LUBRICATED PARTS OF THE MOTOR, CHASSIS, AND GEARS WHICH MIGHT OCCUR DURING THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF OPERATION OR UNTIL THE CAR HAS BEEN DRIVEN 30,000 MILES, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. YES, WHEN YOU BUY A NASH, YOU GET A CAR THAT'S GUARANTEED. See This ~ftaAJi- Today! SHELTON MOTOR CO. A MESSAGE TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS IN THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE 215 South Second Phone 4438 The Courier News has recently undergone a change of procedure in the city circulation department. Since you are the chief concern of that department it is only fair that you know and understand the way it is operated. Your carrier is now what newspaper people call "A Little Merchant". He is a free agent, buying his papers and selling them hack to you for ii small margin of profit. He must pay for your paper each week. Many people do not want to pay Iheir paper bill weekly; therefore you can pay in advance quarterly, senii-annually 01 annually at the Courier News office. If you are a paid-in-advance subscriber and you leave town or for sonic other reason your paper is stopped, proper credit will be refunded upon request. If j'ou are a paid-in-advance subscriber and you do not renew your subscription at its expiration date, you will be automatically changed to the weekly basis. Our circulation department has endeavored to make this change with the least possible inconvenience to you and we will be glad to discuss any problems that you might have regarding this matter. Under this LITTLE MERCHANT SYSTEM (which is employed by fhe majority of newspaper?) your carrier DKPKNOS UPON YOl' feu hip pay. He has more incentive In do a s?i>ort job and it will enable him to learn more of the basic principles of business. TODAY'S NEWSPAPER BOY IS TOMORROW'S LEADER

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