The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 6, 1949
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1949 BLYTHBVnj.E fARK.) COURIER NEWS Survey Shows 34 States Need $20 Billion Worth of Highway Building and Repairing Done WASHINGTON, Sept, «. W)—Senator O'Mahoney <D-Wyo> said yesterday that a survey shows M itates need $20,000,000,000 worth 01 work done on their roads. O'Mahoney. chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on the Economic Report, said this backlog "will afford an unmeasured market for business and industry.' 1 "Everyone is aware of the depreciation of the American road system dt'ring and following the war." O'Mahoney said In a statement, "but few, I am sure, appreciate' the tremendous backlog of essential work which has piled up." As chairman of the Joint economic committee. O'Mahoney recently sent inquiries to the governors and highway authorities in every state to determine their highway construction and repair needs. MJfForty states have already re- ^Rnded," he said, "and of these, the reports received from 34 indicate an accumulation of highway deficiencies which would require an expenditure of more than $20,000,000,000 to correct." lllinol- Tops Usl He said information is being turned over to the Bureau of Public Roads. O'Mahoney placed Illinois at the top of the state list. He said Illinois authorities had advised him they could "reasonably expend" $2,500.000.000 in road repair and construction. He reported Ohio second with "backlog" of Just under $2,500,000,000, followed by California with needs for $1,400,000.000 and Ne» York with $1,300,000.000. conlract for the the 34, states a- In four New England states, almost »2,000,000.000 could be spent on roads, O'Mahoney said, observing that It is In New England where most of the nation's unemployment now exists. "Work under current year in mounts to slightly less than »1,000,000,000," O'Mahoney said. "Thirty- one states reiwrt an additional $1,200,000,000 of highway construction as authorized." Increased Competition The Wyorlng lawmaker said that all reporting states said there Is incveased competitive bidding for road Jobs, and some drop In bid prices as the supply of machinery, materials and manpower Increases. He pdded: "Utah, for example, reports contracts available with equipment valued at $25,000,000 and only $6,800,000 of road work now under contract. "Colorado reporfe available contract equipment capacity at $40,000,000 as against *16,0^noO of work under contract." O'Mahoney said the significance of highway construction in the national economy Is reflected by the fact that in 1948 highway transportation expenditures, including outlay for vehicles, repairs, gasoline, tires, and all related services, were estimated to "amount to a record $30,000,000,000, or one-eighth of the total national Income. Flogs Are Finally Displayed—But Wildcats Don't Stay to See Them ROANOKE, Va,, Sept 6—W)— American nags adorned the streets of Roanoke yesterday, but the Wildcats aren't here to enjoy them. They had packed their bags and left. And they did it a day early calling off a. business meeting, a luncheon • nd * banquet. But before they left, members of the Wildcat Veterans Association let Roanoke merchants,know they a» unhappy over the "affront" they WJ the merchants offered them. The 81st Division veterans passed a resolution morning noting "with disillusion the lack of response to the gracious proclamation of Mayor (W.P.) Hunter that the merchants display the flag we defended in two wan . . . •• James E. Cahall of Raleigh, N.C., who was re-elected adjutant for his 21st term, said yesterday "all activity was called off because of dissatisfaction with the Jlag episode." Mayor Hunter had proclaimed Saturday "Wildcat Veterans Day" and asked merchants to display the flag in tribute. The merchants, explaining that It costs $175 to put out flags, did not respond. Lack of attendance may have been a factor in causing an early end to this 30th annual meeting of the Wildcats, only 211 registered at Hotel Roanoke. Cahall said more than 800 were at the meeting In Chattanooga last year. He blamed the time of the year for the drop. The veterans did get their officers elected. They named v. A. Prttchard, 28- year-old World War II veteran from Charleston, Miss., national commander. Brig. Gen. Charles D. Roberts of Chevy Chase, Md., World War I chief of staff of the division was elected commander In chief for life. GORGEOUS MISS C. - Theresa Gorgean, "Miss Chicago fci 1949." splashes out of die su.-l al Miami Beach, Fla. "Miss Chi' ilso hoped to make a big splash at the "Miss America" contest in Atlantic City, N. J Tall Palmi Palm trees in the tropics, under ideal conditions, often attain a height of nearly 160 feet. This Is an exceptional size, as even a tree 100 feet tall is regarded as extreme. Missing Louisville, Ky., Matron Returns Home LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Sept. 6. (/D— Mrs. Henrietta Humphrey, 48, wife of a Louisville attorney who wa the object of an extensive searcl when she disappeared from he fashionable home last Monday, re turned home yesterday. The husband, Edward p. Hum Uhrey. announced only thai: "She'; back and she's all right." He de clined further comment. Cipt. James B. Lacefleld, chie of Jefferson. County detectives, said he went to the Humphrey home shortly after she returned. She stil wore the red-checked dress she wa. wearing when she disappeared, h said, but -—med unharmed. At the request of the family physician, he delayed questioner the woman. More than 200 Port Knox sol diers joined city, state and count' police in searching fo- Mrs. Hum' phrey. The search was concentrates in 1.000 acres of dense woodlan< adjoining the Humphrey estate. Rio de Janeiro means Janua River. Wonc/erfu/,New "Sfowcrway" Sfores 35 pounds of delicious Frozen Food right in your International Harvester REFRIGERATOR Room fo spore... with spore room in your kitchen! I rf Meal-planning vorriei ire am with lots of food tucked »way in your big, new Super Deluxe IH Refrigerator. The roomy "Stowaway" freezer locker compartment holds more than 35 poundl of frozen foods—Two roomy Crispin store more than three pecks of deliriously crisp and fresh vegetable! and fruitj — the sp*d» Pantry- Bia holds more than 1J^ bushels of foods ) on don't refrigerate—and tht "Frigidrawer" stores \}y, poundl of meat and poultry. Pluj 16-square feet of shelf area fot staples. But (his amazing storage capacity is only on, of /*, mmf f<x £ reasons why the IH Refrigerator is che best refrigerator investment yew can make. Come in today and let tu Mil you about the other convenient feature* lined below. 6 New Features You're Sure to Want r»cHT llrwtalh. In*rm4 In Trap TMA, Iffirimt TH1-«tit BtrUen Nnmtirt INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER FREEZERS Serve rim*, 5ov« food, Sov» Money, Sov« Work B« prep«r«i with delicious frozen food right at your fingertips whtre r» want it... ready to serr« at I momcDt'i notict. INTERNATIONAL'HARVESTER 3/2 SOUTH 2"? ST. PHONE*** Pitching Horseshoes BY BILLY ROSC I'm S" y*ars old today and, Ifi ou'll pardon the mildewed mot, the' nly thin* I want for my birthday £ not to be reminded of It. . Do I feel 50? Of course not, The nly people who feel 50 are 60. On he other hand, there's no point n kidding myself—according to the Bureau of Vital Statistics, I'm old nough to be my own father—and hose carpet slippers my secretary handed me this morning weren't designed to be worn with roller kates. Do I look 50? I don't think so— ilthorgh I'd rather no one started •ountlng the rings under my eyes. Father TmK may heal a lot ot lungs, but let's face it—he's no beauty specialist One nf the things that makes nie realize the years are creaking ip on me is the New York police orce. When I was a kid, every cop ooked like an old man to me. Now he men on the force look like a iunch of cut-ups out of col- cge. Yet, I'm SO, all right. The other day Eleanor suggested we have a few close friends in for i lillle birthday dinner. "Close friends!" I said. "If you're :O|IIR to restrict It to close friends, •nii'li have to serve the meal on a hrirtRe table. In my book, a close "rlend is a fello\ who not only vill draw his last buck from (he rank to get you out of a jam. but who, If necessary, will pull a listo! and start shooting. Sure. I've sot dor-ens of friends who will trade roast beef dinners and letters of recommendation -vith me, but these are merely f lendly friends. The only three I rate as close friends are yourself, my sister Polly, and a certain white-haired gent who does a lot of thinking on park benches. That Isn't much of a line-up tor a Kiiy who's 50." "Maybe so," said my wife, "but I'll bet it's two more than the average fellow has." And It's my hunch that Eleano is a lot nearer right thnn wrong. Back when the Century and I were both in our teens, I was j*»«. ent at another 50th birthday party —my pop's. At tile time, we were living on Delancey street and folding money was a sometime thing around our house. I remember my dad telling me he hoped I'd have a happier celebration when my half-century marker showed up- one with champagne and a lot of fancy delicatessen. Well, In recent years, my home has been stocked with most of the things my old man mentioned and a few he dldnV-an air conditioning dingus and a television set. (or Instance. But, Pop notwithstanding. I'm afraid It's going to take more than groceries and gadgets to make me happy on my 50th birthday The way I feel right now, I'll probartly celebrate the event by pulling down the blinds and hoping the darned tl.lng will go away. * » * Speaking of groceries, I've often wondered why I ever wanted Ihc things I've worked so hard to get. To my tummy and tonsils, a hot dog with mustard still tastes better than the pressed duck nt Tour d'Argent In Paris. And meaning no disrespect to Qene Cavallero who runs the Colony Restaurant, the Pont L'Eveque he serves isn't one- two-three with the old ••-"•> cheese the comer grocer used to sell up on Tremont Avenue. I've spent a lot of lime and two bltses trying to educate my palate, but evidently I can't educate it out of Its memories. * • * On this fruslratlve occasion, I suppose the thing to do is to dnuv up a set of resolutions to govern the rest of my alloted span and spin. Nothing thunderous, yon understand; just a few guideposls for greying gracefully. 1. Work: As long, as I have enough pesos In my poke to get Congressman to Wed Teacher in High School WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Sept, 6 <AP)_nep. Daniel J. F. Flood ID- Pn) and Catherine H. Swank, a teacher at Coughlin High School in WIlhes-naiTc, will be married here Sept. 24, it W as disclosed today. Flcod is serving his second term In the U. S. House of Hoprp.senta- tivcs. He Is 45 years old and unmarried. The congressman was born In Hnzleton, Pa,, and was graduated from Syracuse University lulcr studying law at Harvard and at Dickinson In Carlisle, pa. Aiming the ushers at the wedding In St. John the Evangelist Church will be Sen. Francis J. Myers (D- Pa), Democratic whip. I,i7ards are the most abundant of living reptiles. away with it. to continue working for kirks instead of cash. 2. Clay: To spend at least e'Bht weeks out of every 52 traveling. 3. My Wife: Never to argue with her. What's the percentage In ar- miliiK with a girl who cries at a Lana Turner movie? 4. I'ollltrs: 'T be a Communist- Republican. That Is, to g" alone with nny sensible notion that will provide more for the many, but to vnrc only for pond old-fnshinned Americans who will administer llirse notions according to the will of vox pop. rather than vox Stalin. 5. Cliiirlly: To avoid, becoming n urofc^slnnal do-Roodnr, but to continue takhie a little cash out of my shoe on occasrn and handing It to some bloke who needs a pair of shoos. C. KrHi;ioii: To do my darnedest I" live up to ono rule: Don't .hurt anybody. » • • That winds up my birthday bromides a 1 - If you don't mind, I'd like to be myself the rest of the day. After al' It's no fun to realize that I'm almost as old as my jokes (Copyright. 1319. by Billy Rose) 'Distributed by Tlie Bell Syiuf- cate, Inc.) Carry Nation Pageant Participant Tosses Brick Into Real Saloon KIOWA. Kan., Sept, S. (AP) —A naiic.-int depicting the smashing of a Kiowa saloon in 1300 was surprisingly realistic Saturday. Mrs. A. C. Collier, who had the role of Carry Nation, tossed a brick through the plate glass window of the L T. Kclmley liquor store. Hrlmley's window was not oil the program. . As scheduled. Mrs Collier smashed the replica oi the iJd LCIVLS saloon, Just as Carry Nation had done on June 1, 1900. That was supp-wed to end the act. But Mrs, Collier then walked across the street and hurled the extra brick. The unscheduled smashing brought no action against Mrs Collier. Wanted: PAGE SEVEN President Retain* tort For County Fr«« Fairt PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5. (AP) ^ President, Truman recalled yester. day his first visit to a county (tit at Ihc age of five. "My grandfather took me In » cart with 9 strawberry roan horsf, and drove me six miles to the County Fair in Belton. Mo.," h« said. "And I went with him all six days and sat with him In the Judge's stand when the races were called. "It was a great event In my young life, and I have been going to county fairs ever since." He told the Allegheny Counts Free Fair: "And here I am at ths biggest one." H is estimated that half of U. S. traffic moves on 300.000 mlle» of city streets- LICENSED BEAUTICIANS We uinnol supply (he demand for operators. We have a list <>l' Arkansas and Mississippi shop owners who need help. If you are a Graduate of a Beauty School and are interested in employment, call EAGLE BEAUTY SCHOOL Phono 3262 Blytheville, Ark. Adults who want to learn Beauty Culture, enroll Sept. 12 for next class. Low Tuition. .'.Interesting Work GI Approved. . . . Home Folks! UON Oil COMPANY'S , DEALERS, IMPtOYEEJ AMD MANAGERS SOUTHERNERS WORKING TO BENEFIT THE SOUTH ARE SOUTHERN HOMEMAKER-A great lady in a great land The world-wide renown of Southern hospitality ... the fime of Southern cooking ... the reputation of the South as the home of gracious living ... for all these distinctions •we cm thank the great ladies of the South. And who are these great ladies? You need look no further than your own home ... and the homes of your neighbors. For these customs and traditions arc carried on today by homemakers throughout the South ... Good'Neighbors ... "Home Folks." Lion Oil Company is also "Home Folks" ::: well aware of these great Southern traditions, and doing its best to maintain its own reputation for being of real service to the South; You'll fmd many Lion products-bottled gas for cooking, and kerosene and heating oils-all helping to make life easier for Southern homemakers. And you'll find that Lion's independent dealers, employees and stockholders are working together to make sure that the company is always, first of all, a Good Neighbor .. ."Home Folks." LION OIL COMPANY II DORADO, ARKANSAS Motor Ammonlw, rtoroH Scfctiom AIL SOUTHERN-MAD Is. Froteettv. Coating,. Graom . Road Oils. Paying Asphalts • Roofing A^phaltt *e". ' *•—~ J — "»•-»• Fertilizer . Sulphate, of Ammonia . Aquo Ammonia I FOR SOUTHERN TRADE

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