The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 13, 1949
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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1949 BlATHfcVTLl'.E (ARK.)' COUfelE* PAGE FT/E Warren Reaps Big Dividend Unemployment Pay Aids Workers in City Hit Hard by Tornado WARREN, Ark. — Thta southern Arkansas town felt the fuU goodness of unemployment insurance at a time when the town's economic structure was threatened with the destruction of the main power plant Hf Ihe Bradley Lumber Company by ^violent winds January 3. With the re-opening of the company's plant last week, it can now be told how unemployment Insurance payments to the lumber worker^ thrown out of work through no fault of their own, saved they day for Warren. The city officials were quick to admit that withou the benefit payments, the city woulc have faced certain economic disaster. During Lhc period from Jnnuarj 10 to May 23. 1,190 workers re celved a total amount of ?'207,00' in unemployment Insurance fron the Arkansas Employment Secur ity Division. Those payments wen largely into the cash registers Warren retail stores .serving th needs of the community, or wer used to pay rent and other neees sities of life. Community Hard Hit Elton Gray, secretary-manager o the warren Chamber of Commerce pointed out that 'the unemployment payments brought a measure of sec uriiy to the unemployed people Warren and vicinity when the needed it most and it brought cas business to the community when was necessary for the maintanc of our welfare in general, Withou It we do not know what we woul have done." He was quick to assert that wit the unemployment Insurance pay mcnts to Warren workers, the fere able to bridge the gap 'an employment without sufferii privation.** It was definitely a mal erial contribution In the stabilization of the economy of our community, he added. R. W- Fullerton, president of the Bradley Lumber Company, stated: "At the time of the tornado ,our company employed approximately J.GOO people. Through the company's excellent record of continmus operation for long hours, a large credit was built up by the company's contributions for the benefit of the employees. "Because of this credit, approximately 600 of our employees, who were not re-employed In the rehabilitation of our plant, were enabled to draw unemployment in- surflnce benefits. "The Emptoyment Security Division is to be commended for this manner In which it distributed this fund. "The company Is now in partial operation and the payroll today shows 619 persons employed." •lousing Lack Hits Armed Forces' Efficiency; decent Quarters Short Here and Overseas .(iood housing for servicemen and heir families resulted from this pre- ab experiment at Quantko. Va., Secretary o I Defense Johnson wants more of that type, less of (he makeshift quarters, like (his wartime filling station home in .Missouri., which \& called bad. (left). By Iloujclj* N'KA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA>— Right How the- Army, Navy and Air Force need homes more than weapons. While the civilian housing situation in the U.S. has eased slightly since the war, the military housing problem, both At hnme and abroad, has gotten much worse. It U seriously hurting the efficiency of the .services. Thousands of officers and enlisted men, who live with their families, are forced to spend as many as two or three hours dally, commuting to their post or station Irfany of the country's big military basas are near only one small to v n, which probably doesn't have enough home for Iti own citizens. Military families aren't the best tenants. They shift around so much. As K result, landlords offer them only second-rate houses at sky-high prices. • • • The situation overseas Is All of the bases which had family housing before the war have been expanded. And practically all ol the wartime bases which have now been-* made permanent .still have only the crudest kind of quarters or wives and children. A.I a result of It being so diffi- ult—and in many cases inpos ibte—for men in uniform to liv< 'ith their families, turnover of per- onnel In the services Is extremely igh. Able and highly trained men ire resigning and refusing to re mltst. They want jobs which wi' >ermlt them to live normal live a decent home. And for the men who do try t buck the tough housing problem raying exorbitant prices for ba louses In poor neighborhood.-?, it bad. on their morale and impair ;helr efficiency. Until (his year, because of pre occupation with the problems demobilization, the cold war rearming, scant attention has bee to this serious housing prob lem. Now, however, Secretary Defense Lx>uls Johnson Is askin Congress for $152,100,000 for th construction of 7500 homes for th families of servicemen. This sun Johnson says, "would meet only fraction of the actual needs" bi would be a good start. The houses Johnson wants ' build are about as good as the avei age home now selling for $10.000 $15.000. A typical unit calls for thn bedrooms, a basement, hardwood floors, and generally substantial construction. Not more than $16.500 may be spent for one unit. Up to twice that much may be spent for a single unit nulll overseas because of the increased cost of shipping materials and labor. The proposed bill specifies that all houses must be the "row" type seen in many new developments, Army engineers hope that this may be modified to permit building some individual units which provide the same living facilities under the me price ceiling. Corps has already made a successful experiment with pre-fabs at Quaii- tico, Va. At a cost of $599,379, it In answer to critics who claim h ad 60 all-steel two- and three- ut $16,500 is extremely high for . bedroom houses built for families •-- relatively simple houses which of enlisted men, Army proposes to build, the Tntse houses were erected mud: ngineers point out that materials! faster than would have been possible ave to be hauled great distances j w u n standard construction. The nd construction labor around most! families who have been living Siblical Drama To Be Presented 'Th« Eternal Light' To Be Staged by Blythcville Sorority Mrs. Ii. Parker, reinesniUin United Productions, arrived in Bly- thcville yesterday to begin work on Bibical drama, "The Eternal Light," to be presented here June 23 nnd 24 under the direct, sponsorship of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Mrs. Frtince.s Gatniuill, president of the sorority, snid today that one tenth of the sorority's net would be given to the Blvtherllle Park Commission to further that campaign to ecmlri the live parts recently obtained by (he City of Rlyiheviile. and oilier parts of the proceeds will be used to carry on the sorority'.' service projects. Mrs. Parker, who will direct the production said today that she expected .t tremendous show in Blytheville. The initial plans call foi the production to be shown at the American Legion Memorial Auditorium, with the cast eomposec roin lopfli citizens with recogni7,"ri church affiliations, she said toda> hat the show can be compared onl; nth the motion picture "The Tei •nmmandmcnt.s" and the "Passtoi Play." and that it had been recom nenrted highly by rellplous atn educational leaders wherever slug ed. The drama will be staged at Ma nila a week from tomorrow at til Rita Theater there. Mrs Parker met yesterday with representatives of the sorority to outline the. plans, anrt It is expected that casting will begin sometime tomorrow, Mrs. Ray Whittington »nd Miss ( the camps is expensive and acrce. Alto, they say, their costs nclude all overhead management nd engineering charges, which ometimes aren't figured In by other overnment agencies which build rouses. If they can get around the "row" louse rule, there may be & chance o open bids to manufacturers of jrefabricated houses. The Marine SHE MUSTA BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY-frances Jean holds up her baby picture to show how she looked in 1934 when she won a $3000 insurance policy as the prettiest baby in Chicago World'* fair competition. She now lives in Decalur, 111., and collects th« proceeds on the policy on her 18th birthday this month. Vera Goodrich are chairman of the production and directed a meeting yesterday at. the home of Miss Eutopia Whitworth, vice-president of the sorority. them calim that they are equi in convenience and comfort. The ability of prefabricate! house manufacturers to bid successfully usually depends upon how far their plant happens to be from the building site. A big freight bill tacked on to the cost of the pre-fab usually makes' it too expensive to compete with a. conventional house. Attorney Homed FORT SMITH, Ark.. June 13. —HearUUI Ragon, Fort Smith at- orney, has been appointed Ark- nsas director of the public Information program of the American ar Association's junior bar section WE, THE WOMEN * 9S Rath Millet* NKA SUff Writer Woman Left Alone Evenings Should Use Time Profitably A young wife complains that her' husband has business meetings on an average of two nights a week. She admits it Ls all part of his job, but, - sa y s sne ^ Siting tired of being stuck, at home two nights R week with nothing to do but listen to the radio, I-can't sympathize with her very much. For any woman who is old enough to be married should be self-reliant enough to be able to spend two evenings a week without -her husband's companionship. There's no law that says she has to sit and listen to the radio on the nights her htisband is away, watching the clock for his return, and feeling like a neglected wife. FASHION POINTER—Highly original, if. nothing else, is the pointed hat worn by. this young woman while strolling through London's Hempstead Heath. It attracted much attention, except from her escort, who apparently •ecs something more interesting on his left. BEN WHITE & SONS GENERAL CONTRACTORS MAIN OFFICE NORTH TENTH e 3151 Mrs. Minnie Lee Jones Kemp Offering Summer Classes in PIANO For Beginners—Intermediates—Advanced Pupils Special Rotes for Summer Course ENROLL NOW Studio 807 Chickasawba Phone 2994 There are all kinds of things .she could do on the nigh Us when she is on hur own, even if she has to be at home to baby-sit. She could use thase nights occasionally for entertaining her unmarried, friends. She could' take up some kind o hobby she hasn't time for during the day — something .that takes peace and quiet and concentration She could devote some of th evenings to giving herself some lux r SOILS beauty treatments, or to sew ing, or to painting woodwork o furniture or otherwise fixing up he house. Could Develop New Interests She could. If she would, spend th Asparagus belongs to the iily ainily. ime on the study of aonie subjecl .hat has always interested her, 01 n reading some ot the good book* she has never gotten around to. There are dozens of ways »he could .spend those two evenings i week to good advantage. And «rn should get busy figuring out a fei ways. For If she doesn't, she'll f on sitting around feeling sorry fo herself and, p^rnapsj nagging he husband for leaving her alone much. Sometime during her Hfe the average woman has io spend time by herself, If she makes friends with herself, so that she doesn't dread being alone, the time can be profitable and enjoyable. But if she Just gives up to being miserable when she Is alone, she will become less and less of a person through the years. If you'll notice, the woman who complains the loudest when thrown on her own resources is Invariably a woman who hasn't much to offer other people. She would have more to offer others If she would use her free time to enrich her own personality. Royal Princess fo Live 'Deep in Heart of Texas' By Richard O'Regan LANGEN, Germany. June 13. (jTj —A royal princt.w of Prussia will soon be at home "deep in the heart Texas." Princess Cecilie, 31. haxel-eyed ;randdaught«r of Germany's late Kaiser Wilhelm. will trade her lam- ly's; medieval castle for an apart- ntrit In AmariUo when she marrltr, Texan Clyde Harris, 31. He Is II son of Konawa, OkLa., banker Berl Harris. The princeiw numbers among hei nnce.stors Queen Victoria ot Eng- and. the emperors of Oermany .inaumerable reigning princes grand dukes and margraves. He father Is the former crown Prlnci Wllhelm. She U a niece of Prince Louis! Ferdinand or Prussia who worked i for the Ford Motor Company in De- \ licit between the two World Wars i and visited the United Stales Ia3i ! year. The wedding plans, »ecret until yeiterday, call 'or a marriage June 21 In the bleak Hohenzollern castl« at Hechlngen In the Bavarian Alps. Then "we will settle down in Texas" says the blonde printess who Is listed In the Almanach de Ootha —royalty'j "social register"-—as Ce- cllie Vlktorla Anastasia Zila TKyra Adelheid. Last name Hohenzollern. There has been no announcement whether she will keep her tllle after the marriage or be known as aplain in the U. S. Army, he »• racing looted works of art. In the course ot his Job he we o the Schloss Wolfsgarten, picture* u« huntlni Iod(* •Ince Ludwij of: Httet, where Prints Cecilie had taken refuge when < fled burning Berlin. "We kne» each other for,« year nd then I went home," he »alo exlerday. Ijist month HarrU, after eorrefl- wndiiiK for four yein, returned > Germany. "We made our plant after I (ot ack," he said. The couple will be separated a(- •r the wedding. Harris return* to le United States, but hit wilt ova! as she is, will have to lUy ere and wait for an entry permit. "Eleven" and "twelve" were oilg- nally written "oneteen" and "two- e«n". WASHCS WHITE!, MtCOTUI Saves *3 OR Soap fififi WITH QUININE ^J \rfF \J BRINGS fAST RELIEF F R C '.' CHILLS & FEVER Don't fool around try in* known m*<ik'tii*«. You can leLrelttbU, time-teat*d Bfifi QUININE. Then U no f(i»l*r acting or het t*r home rerowly for malarial chilla ami fevw on lltt inftrkcl. Ci*L Witt wilVi <lHln- lt*t lo*Uy...»tHi jet quick. relk«f. DUE TO MALARIA "Mrs. Harris." Harris snld he met the princes.' In 18*5—soon after V-E Day—when, n Listen to DuFont's Cavalcade of America every Monday evening WMC-7:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Distributors of Dul'ont Product! STEEL BUILDINGS Gome in for a look Hew! tHTLER BUILT PACKAGE! IIILPJN6S • Small industrial typ«t, pock- aged HI >ii*> to rw»*1 your netdt. • low*r Ce»1 du* to veJom* factory FobrkotfOfl ond po<koging. • Quicker Erection. Eaiy to dismantle and r*-*r*ct with full •alvog*. • Cavwed wim durabi* 24909* gaWami*d »t* for long-lrf* mrrxt. 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