The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 13, 1950
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PACT FOURTEEN iri'MEviLLU (ARK.)" CUURfER NEIffS THURSDAY, • AFRftr W, Sick Coal Industry Faces Dark Future Obituaries Production Is Curtailed as Mines Close PITTSBURGH, April 13 W)— The nation's soft coal Industry Is •uttering the slings of curtailed production today •, while even 1 ireater woes are forseen In the Immediate future : Industry spokesmen predict •Dreading unemployment and R chain of mine closings as a result of reduced icoal output and the) kiroads of competitive fuels. The nation's 8,000 bituminous (toft coal) mines produced a record breaking 631,000,000 tons in 1M7. Now they are reverting to » normal market estimated at nrou'nd 400.000,000 tons. Last year 430,000,000 tons was dug despite several strikes. Many high cost or low quality mines already are being squeezed out. And thousands of miners arc Joining the ranks of job hunters. May Be Jobless The National Coal Association estimates 50.000 coal miners will be \ jobless In coining months. Another , 60,000 transport workers, who haul coal from mine to market also will be laid off. the NCA predicts, as 1 the result of oil Imports alone. Natural gas and fuel oil continue to creep into fields once dominated by coal. Railroads are changing from coal burning locomotives to diesel engines. In ;West Virginia, where 110.000 miners earn their living In the pits, unemployment Is up to an estimated 6,000 among diggers in the stale's southern fields. Unemployment and mine closings have touched Pennsylvania lightly so far but coal industry spokesmen look for heavy, effects In corning month's. To date, about six mines in 'central Pennsylvania have closed. Idling around 600 diggers. :- Mines Abandoned Near St. Clairsville, Ohio, the state's larges coal producer abandoned three surface mines for lack of orders. The mines are owned by the Hanna Coal Company. The company said "other operations may be eliminated In the near future." .The mine operators, the United Mine Workers union, the government and others are trying to do something about the situation. Dr. James Boyd, director oT the United States Bureau of Mines, has warned the mining Industry to fret ready to retrench. He told the American Zinc Institute at St. Louis:. "Unfortunately some operators In the high cost category may be unable to" escape the pressure of economic events. The post war stockpiling has unfortunately added to Hie uncertainties ..of the Industry." A Cleveland industrial consultant told a Heidelberg College business clinic coal prices have risen .twice M much as the'general price; level atect 1916. 'Dr. Ronal R. G. Cowan.said rie- «Mnlng coal sales offer a fearsome •Mrnple "of what can happen when . fleets and prices are too high." Sen. Kilgore (D-WVa) has Introduced a bill calling for price fix- Ing of soft coal at the minesl He declared the Industry faces "a riotous competitive price-.situation," A sim- •ar measure Is - pending In the House. DOLLY VOUS FRANCAISE? — Lucky Valerie Montague, of London, England, has a dolly that speaks French, English and Danish. Here Valerie shows pushbuttons that start the built-in ' sound track operating. Drive to Organize Recreation Set-Up In Osceola Starts A drive to furnish Osceola with a, supervised summer recreation program is to begin this week, the. Rev. L. T. Lawrence, chairman of the project, has announced. The program designed to obtain paid supervisors for playgrounds; improve and maintain Softball and baseball diamonds at the school and Improve grounds, Is being sponsored j by a board made up of members of the Osceola civic clubs. The drive to support the program will seek to sell 1,000 memberships at one dollar each. Memberships will entitle persons to attend one regular baseball or Softball game at the school diamond and will .provide for participation in the recreation program. College 'Prank' Lands Blytheville Student In Municipal Court CONWAY. Ark., April 13. CAP)— What posibly startccl a-s a prnnk backfired all the v.'ay into municipal court here. Sheriff Jack C.isLleberry said he and deputy C. O. Hensley were at a dinner party at a rural inn Tuesday night when two Arkansas State Teachers College students, posing; n*s officers, tried to search the guests for "vvcapojis." Ca.stleberry said the two were Dan Sands of El Dorado and John D. Wade of Btythcville. The sheriff find deputy took them in custody and started to Conway with them. En route, Castlcberry reoprted, the automobile was forced from the road by a car occupied by L\vo other students. These he identified as Gene Miller of Little Rock and Ted Craidon of Minneapolis. All four wound up Under bond of $20 each for appearance in Municipal court next Monday. Deputy Prosecutor Francis Donavan said he would file specific charges today. Global Situation Called Improved WASHINGTON, April > 13. f/P> — President Truman said today the International situation Is better than it was in 1046. The President, told his news conference there has been a gradual Improvement during the last four years. Asked why he selected the year 1946 to begin his comparison, Mr. Truman replied it was because 1Q46 was (he worst time in international affairs that he could remember^ That year was the worst time the country has faced short, of a shoot- ins war, he said. Mr. Truman obviously had In mind the tension with Russia at that-time, becaiiFe he recalled that it was in 1947 that the United St-atcs sponsored the military aid program for Greece and Turkey !ind later initiated the Marshall Plan to assist Western European recovery. Gross Fire Annual shoe production in the United States Is approximately three, pairs per capita. PLANE Continued from Page 1 Russians say an American plane exchanged fire with Russian fighters. But Klingcr said his crews are observing strictly orders to stay at least 20 miles a way from Soviet- controlled territory. Rafts Good Chance If the men aboard the plane were able to launch rubber life boats after crashing into the sea there would be a chance of survival. One Air Force spokesman said survivors of sea crashes have'been known to live for weeks in emergency equipment carried by the plane. "Survivors of sea crashes have been known to live for weeks in the emergency equipment, which this plane carried," one spokesman said. The missing four-engine plane, he explained, carried enough rubber life rafts for all Its 10 crewmen. Each raft had provisions for 10 to 12 days and rubber exposure suits to protect survivors from freezing. With as much rain as has fallen In the Baltis this week, drinking water should be no problem, the spokesman declared. Objects sighted yesterday In the sea near Bornholm must have been only debris from fishing ships, the searchers decided. Australians Reverse Food-Cattle Problems SYDNEY —</Th— Thick rich grass today covers millions of acres of sheep and cattle country ol Eastern Australia. Soaking rain In the past few months has given sheep and cattle raisers In Queensland and New South Wales the best season for many years. Normally their trouble is shortage of feed for their stock. Today they have more gross than their sheep and cattle can eat. Some sheep men are paying high prices for cattle needed to keep down the grass on their properties. Blylheville's volunteer firemen extinguished a qrass fire on the right-of-way of the Cot'on Belt Railroad just off 3i',-th Clark Street yesterday afternoon. Tallest lighthouse in th» TJ.S. is on Cipe Hatteras, N.C. It is 131 feet tall. National Corn High-Yield 1?49 (tampion Is Raymond rarris of Biscoe, Ark. HIS RECORD WAS: 218.93 BUSHELS PER ACRE He xrew more corn on » measured aero than nny other reported In the nation! His seed corn was: Peppard's FunkG-711 Htf jomr A tilt r n«« • beti ja.r Q-Hihrld Set* C*r» KY8Rl° The FRIGIDAIRE Home freezer New Design, New Features, 8.4 eu. ft. capacffy. The only home freezer powered by the Meier-Miser. Has all these features, tool • Space for 290 Ibt, frozen food • Fing«r-lip Belarus lid • Extra-thick, seoted-lighf Intulation Two handy iliding • Quick-fr««z> ihelf • Automatic alarm lignal • Inttrier light Rites to Be Held Today for Victim Of Fuel Explosion Services for Mrs. Erlene Russell Bard, 4G, wife of Raymond Bard of Victoria, were to be. conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the First Christian Church at East Prairie, Mo., by the Rev. Orby Beard, pastor, and burial was to be at the Oak Grove Cemetery al Charleston. Mo. Mrs. Bard n'as fatally burned when a drum of kerosene exploded at her farm home near Victoria a week ago today. Slie died Tuesday night at the Mcthcriist Hospital in Memphis. She was to have become a full-time teacher on the Victoria School faculty on the claj she was burned, and had been do- Ing substitute teacher work there earlier this year. She was born yc-pt. 3, 1904 al East Prairie and lived there unti five years ago when she moved to Victoria, where her husband was a fanner. Survivors other than her husband include five sisters, Misses Effie and Julia Russell of East Prairie, Mrs. Maude Snider and Mrs. Lucy Williams of Cape Girardcau. Mo., and Mis. J. A. Davenport of New Orleans. La.; and six brothers, Jesse, Dick. Ben and Charles Russell of East Prairie; Lindsey Ru.ssell of Muskegon, Mich., and Dr. Blanton Russell ot St. Louis, Mo. Pallbearers were to include Howard and Leroy Snider, Harley Baker, [ Gene and Marvin • Bard. Lucian j Emory. Kelly Jackson and Eldred I DeFields. all of East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. FARMER Continued from Pag« 1 hybrid corn for planleu in other areas." . ; Federal subsidies, Mr. Zook said, are not the answer. "We can't continue to look to Washington because Washington may run out of dol lars." Coordinator! Eltorl Nttdcd 'The Job of seeking the solution to our agriculture's economic problems lakes the coordinated efforts of businessmen and farmers to work out. through an agriculture organization sticli as the farm Bureau, the proper program for your area. And to f>lvc the problems, it's go- Ing to take vision, planting and unity." Mr. Zook delivered a similar speech to members of the Osceola nolary Club yeslerday and to Rotarians at Carutheisville last ni^ht Guests at yesterday's meeting here included Dr. J. W. Hull, president of Arkansas Polytechnic College at Russellville, John Lindsey of North Little Rock, Keith Bilbrey H. C. Knappenberger, Al Astabuck Charles Crisscr, Lester Gill, Hays Sullivan. Herbert Whltchead, F. A Rogers. Hlldred Bunch. Royal Sanders. H. B. Abernathy, George Bllla- 'umty. Frank Wilson, A. J. Lewis, J. \V. FicTds. Hank Harris and Charles Brogdcn. 's Bound Over CARUTHERSVILLE. April 13 — Jess Little of near Hayti was ordered held to await action of Pemls- cot County Ciiiull Court on a charge of first degree murder at his preliminary hearing here this morning, Ijitlle's bond was set at $10,000. He is charged with the fatal TB Association To Name Officers At Annual Meet Officers will be named, a budget approved and reports heard on case finding, seal sales and administration at the annual meeting of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association at the Mississippi County Library at Osceola tonight. Hays Sullivan of Burdettei president, has been nominated to serve his third term as president of the association. The proposed slate, named recently al a nominating commiWee headed by A, S. Harrison of Blytheville, includes: Steve Ralph of Osceola, first vice-president; William Wyrvtt of Blytheville, second vice-president; Mrs. W. R. Brown of Manila, third vice-president; Joe Evans of Blytheville, treasurer; Mrs. Carroll Watson ol Osceola, secretary; Chester Dane- bower of Osceola. Mrs. Willard Pease of Blytheville and Mrs, John Thwcalt of Luxora, membcrs-at- large. Following election and reports Dr L, M. Graves, director of the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, will speak to the group Approximately 60 gucsis and representatives of the 64-member boarc of directors, and 14 honorary members are expected to attend the dinner meeting, when the annual report of the association activities will be distributed. Mr. Harrison will give the repor of the nominating committee, Mr Evnns jthe report of the budget com mittee. and Mrs. C. G. Redman o Blytheville. executive secretary, wil give reports on seal sales and case findings. shooting March 30 of Elvis A. Burton of Cooler on Cooler's Main Street. fouth Slayi Family, turns Home, Then Takes Own Lit* HUNTINGtON, W. Va., April U. /PI—An 18-year-old high school boy knifed and hammered the three other members of his family' to death today, set tha house afire, and ook his own life when cornered. William (Billy) Blanks, Jr., who had been in scrape* for stealing cars, died In a hospital seven Iran* after shooting himself. Surgeons had tried to save him with an emergency brain operation. Detective Azel Bryant said the youth had murdered his parents and a ten-year-old sister. Brent, In an unexplained rampage just before 2 a.m. , Ub Policemen surrounded the garajfl^ aehlnd the house and ordered Billy to come out. They heard moans and two shots. They found the youth wounded in the head and took him to a hospital. Swallows as Punctual At Jail as Capistrano POLSOM. Calif. fAP>—For som« years the Mission San Juan Capistrano has had an apparent monopoly on a punctual-type swallow which left en masse every Oct. 23 and returned every March 19. Bird c-xnerts figure the swallows spend the winter along the Ama7X>n. Poems, son-rs. and annual new*na- per accounts have been writSen about the way they always coma back on the same day. Comes now. belatedly, Folsom State Prison. California's ma?:lmvim security institution for the extra- louph criminal, claiming that the swallows arc just as punctual here. Asociate Warden W. J. Ryan has been around 36 years. He says the birds never fail. They nest under the eaves of the prison cannery, under cornices of the walls, and in rock pockets high In the prison quarry. r - It even ADAMS APPLIANCE CO., Inc. J. W. ADAMS, Mgr. 206-208 West Main ' Phone 2071 R \p your fist against these stout bars — feel the gauge of the bumper stock they're made of—and you know you've got stout protection here. 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