The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 15, 1950
Page 10
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«- -t DLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIfcft NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 10M Natural Gas Measure Roses Tough Problem For Truman, Nation . April 14. CAP) — • much. If any, would th« Kerr |*a btll'ralH the coat of trfin» jour eggs, heating your IMM, running your factory? The bffi il on President Truman's desk t*'. hai until Monday to Eign or vtto It, and h« has admitted lt'» a touch decision to make. Tha price 'of natural gas could go up at the well, u a result of th* bill'i curb on the authority of the Federal Power Commission to owitrol these prices. If «o, what In- dtutrie* would be the big gainers? Wbot Industrie* would be hit by it, ttuhdallyf -.The bitter dispute over the Kerr bill has been jutt as much a squabble between various industries and pejris of industries as a political UjhWthe M billion a year natural fas Industry it. a million consumers"—or a sectional battle In Oomgrees, between the southwestern producing areas and the mldwest- ern and northeastern consuming dUe*. f " Observers say the natural gas pipeline companies might be the chief losers, since they would have to pay any higher price for gas, and might or might not be able to pecs. It on to you. And" they remain tinder TPC regulation. i '. Oil Companie* Would Gain Chief potential gainers, financially, would be some of the big oil companies. That Is not to much because costlier gas would help the •ale of .oil, which feels and dreads the • competitive pressure of .gas. It fe'rnore because these oil .companies have a lot of natural gas that comes from their oil wells as a by-product. Milch of it Is now withheld from' the pipelines in protest agains FPC controls. These companies hold perhaps TS per cent of the nation's total proved reserves of 180.3 trillion "cubic feet ;, * Profits from their oil products have'-'beeh sliding. Earnings from the Sale of their gu by-product to tb* 'big. pipeline companies, at vh'atever price a free market would tnng them—presumably a higher «ne than at present, since the pipe- Bnea-need more gas to meet their unMtkma expansion program^— woidd show up mo«t pleasantly, for Hi* ofl companies, in their profit •Utemenil. But not alt oil oompa- lilea 'iMTe significant amounts of •as for aale. To the have-nots, the gas Industry i« just - a f ast- competitor. Nub •* Ff ( ht ' Ooidd w>« pipeline* pa» along •By taereasc In the gas price to the distributors to whom they sell? And eotild these, distributors, who pipe R tato your kitchen, hike your bill? , - Thfc was- the nub of the fight In Confrea*. Those who oppose the 4 Kerr frift told you It would result ta an additional $100 million a year •oa4 : ta eonsurners. Others replied, K wouldn't."raise the price of nat- «ral ga* *o any consumer by one •ed cent." .... ThoH who say the price would Bot 'no up to the consumer use two arguments: 1 Consumer prices are inter state control and not neces- eerfly affected by federal controls at-the', well. 3. The price at the gas weM now averages around five cents '. : a thousand cubic feet, while at the «r» and distributors aren't M complacent about anything that might help the spreading $4 billion gas Industry achieve Its boast that It will double Its size In the next few yurc. The coal Induhtry sees more of It* customers being hired away as gas lines spread ever farther afield. It hac been losing ground fait to oil, and now to gas, as coal prices rise. In many places It is no longer the cheapest fuel. As coal consumption falls, no do the revenues of the coal-carrying railroads. And the Jobs of miners and railroad -men are affected. Clear Lake Man Gets Bronze Star SjSgt. Joseph E. Limsford. son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Lunsford of the Clear Lake Community, no 1 stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, is one of two soldiers for whom a parade was recently held. Sergeant Lunsford, who has been In the Air Force for seven years was presented a Bronze Star medal for bravery while taking part in the Rhineland campaign during World War II. Another soldier and two retiring officers also were honored at the review, which consisted of 6.000 troops and Scott's 528th Air Force Band. Mr. and Mrs. Lunsford have another son. Sgt. G. W. Lunsford, stationed at Randolph Field, Tex. Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Shorn; Husband How Knows DOWNEY. Cnlif., April 15. (AP) Hell hath no fury like a woman shorn, and Edward Lee Bruce, 26- year-old drapery hanger who gave his wife a crew haircut, realizes it now. Bmce pleaded guilty In court here to abbreviating the long, chestnut tresses of his wife, Rosalie, 22, "so she wouldn't run around with other men." The charge is assault arid battery, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of six monlhs in Jail and a $500 fine. "There were reasons," Bruce told Justice of the Peace Alfred D. Boone in asking for probation. "I figured she'd stay home and take care of pur 15-months-old son if I cut it off." When she signed the complaint last Monday, Rosalie, bald as an egg. vowed "to put him away in prison for this, for » long lime." Bruce U free on 1500 bail, awaiting probationary hearing. CARUTHERSVILLE NEWS By Joan DourUuM — Phoae 389-J Mrdlln-Clark V*w Eirhace4 Miss Jimmie Rose Mertlin, daugh- er of Mr. and Mr:. Jimmie Med- vett in charge or the program for the day. The program was en- tilled "Sewing Machine Attach- in, became the bride ot Carl Eu-[menu." Mrs. Robertson introduced gene Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clark, on March 2, at First Baptist church here. ' The quiet ceremony was -performed 'at 2:30 n the afternoon with the Rev. Vernon Sisco, pastor, reading the wedding vows. Preceding the single-ring . ceremony, Miss Wllma joye Cullum, organist, presented a program of nuptial music which included "Tra- mcral," Schumann, and "Oh, Promise Me." Miss Nadine Downing, soprano, .sang "Indian Love Call," and "Always." Maid of honor »nd only attendant was Miss Doris Jean Reichert. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a frock of beige linen with a sheer navy redlngote. She navy accessories and for her bridal bouquet carried a white Bible topped with a orchid nestled in a background or perfect loops of ribbon cascading in a profusion of satin streamers. Richard Clark, brother of the groom, was best man and Gene Malin and Oten Chllton served as ushers. Following the wedding, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Medlin left for a brief wedding trip to Memphis Imi- medlately following the reception. Both are members of the 1950 graduating class of Caruthersville High School and at present are living at the home of the groom's parents. P.E.O. Chapter! Meet Chapter GV of the p.E.O. sisterhood met Monday evening at the home of'Mrs. John Cantrell with 22 members present. • A routine business session was conducted by the new president, Mrs. Robert Mehrle. The newly- elected officers exemplified the traditional ritual. Mrs. M. D. Amburgey of Charleston, iMo., and formerly of this city, was a guest of the club. Mrs. Amburgey was the organizer ot the local chapter and the first worker. The members of the present chapter presented her with & gift, a sterling silver spoon, In recognition of her work with the group. Mrs. A. L. Roebuck was in charge of the program, "The P.E.O. Yesterday and Today." The'members of Chapter DM of the P.E.O. sisterhood were entertained Monday evening at the home of Mrs. E. Pierce. Twenty-two members attended. Co-hostesses were Mrs. J. T. Collins and Mrs. John Sawyer, Jr. The president, Mrs. John Sawyer, guest of the club, Mr, Bowlin of Biythevllle, Ark. Mr. Bowlin demonstrated various attachments to the audience. A routine business meeting was held and the next meeting was discussed and planned. The meeting wil be with Mrs. B. M. Fowlkes and the club will have a flower exchange. Mrs. Fowlkes, who has recently relumed from a vacation trip in Florida, talked 01 the high spots of her trip. Meets i the price ma; be (1 or $1.40. . if the price should double at -'the [Well, .they oouhted,.it oouldn't -l)» notioed at the gu jet. They argue ;H .nould be absorbed aomewhere • along th» costly route of collecting .fete : gu, piping It half way across ttt« country, -distributing it under 'prmsure through mans in your own «ity. But there are other Industries, teo, watching the squabble between L the gas producers and the gas distributors. Oil companies with little 1 u for gale, independent oil re fin- Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained marriage license yesterday at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk: Herbert Klnninmonth and Miss Dorothy Deskin, both of Blytheville. Jr., conducted meeting. a regular business The program was presented by Mrs. Guy E. Michie and was entitled "The P.E.O. Constitution and State By-laws.*' It was arranged in the form of crossword puzzles. Prizes, gladioli bulbs, were awarded to Mrs. Harold Jones and Mrs, E. O. Roland. Homemakerx HaTe Meeting Twenty-four members of the Car- uthersvile Homemaker.s Extension Club met Tuesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Murray Zarecor. Two guests, Mnt-vgJ Tutt and Mrs. W. M. PleTce,: were present. Mrs. G. A. Robertson and Mrs. J. H. Parkinson, clothing leaders. The local unit of the American Legion Auxiliary held Us regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Ada Martin Monday evening. Mrs. Marguerite Martin served co-hostess. The meeting was conducted In the usual manner, with the president Mrs. Truma Summers, presEdlng. Jr the absence of the color bearer, Mrs. George Dycus advanced the American flag. During the business meeting, reports were heard, from the various officers and chairmen. Mrs. C. A. Robertson gave a report on the tea held at Sennth last, week for the Girl Slate delegaies of the Fourteenth District. Mrs. Robertson also reported on the essay contest sponsored by the Auxiliary in high schools. Following the meeting was the customary drawing for the cake. The cake, baked by Mrs. Dycus, was received by Mrs. Elmer Murphy. Methodist Circles Meet Circle One of the Women's Society of Christian Service met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. L. P. Lumsden. There were 18 members present. Mrs. E. G. Roland presented the program, a review of "We the People of the Ecumenical Church." The pre-Easter devotional was given by Mrs. Von Mayes. It was taken from the booklet, "Sanctuary for 1350." Mrs. Carl Buskin, • president of the circle, presided at the regular business meeting. Plans were made for the housing of the members of the A Capella choir of Central College. Fayette. Mo., which will appear In a concert here at the church April 26. Mrs. Dick Neely was appointed chairman of the housing committee. The Brower Unit 01 the Wesleyan Service Guild of the Methodist Church was entertained Monday, evening at the church with Miss Gladys Neely 'and Miss Virginia McCulley serving as co-hostesses. A. routine business session was conducted and officers were elected. They were president, Miss Martha Wren; vice-president, Miss Margarett Metzger; recording secretary. Miss Virginia McCulley; correspond- ng secretary, Miss Dorothy Nelson; treasurer, Miss Mary Belle . Po tee t; missionary education, Mls« Or« Wayne Meadows; Christian Social relations and local churche*, Ulsa Patricia Neff; iplrUual lift, Mr*. Llston Neely; leisure time, Mr*. Robert Hamra. Miss Martha Wren was selected as the delegate to attend the St. Louis Conference of the Guild April 19. At the close of the meeting the group attended Holy Week Joint services at the Presbyterian Church. • Collect Studenli Return i With the coming of Easier came spring vacation and an East«r week end vacation for many of the local students attending various colleges. Among those home from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College at Cape Girardeau, were Misses Marilyn Neely. Marilyn Connor, Barbara Shaw, Ellis Haylen, Jean Alford and Wendell Crow, Verland Davis, Billy Jack and Dickie Davis and Bill Acuff. Jack Allen and the Misses Helen Coker, Jacqueline Roland and Ann Wilks arrived home for the week end from Southwestern University in Memphis. From the University of Missouri at. Columbia came Joe Muir, Bob Joplln, Jim Ed Reaves, Oliver Parkinson, Julian Boyd, Jim McFall, and Misses Sue Coker and Jo Frances Neely. Robert Marsh and Harold Parkin- ion, both students at Arkansas State College at Joncsboro, and Miss Kamona Osborn of Harding College at Searcy, Ark., spent the week end with their parents. Miss Rosamond. Black and Miss Sue Baker, who are students at Central College at Fayette, Mo., left Sunday after spending their spring vacation here. Joe Robert Brooks and Wayne Caldwell were here for a few days from Dallas, Texas, where they are students at Southern Methodist University. Miss Marjorie PIgmon, Christian Colleje, Columbia, Mo., and Mist Martha Knoll. Stephens College, Columbia, apent their holidays visiting at home, ana Jamca Himby, publicized football player from Notre D«me University, was at his home here for the holidays Baptist Cirdn Ha» The Ruth Ford Circle of the First Baptist Church met last week at the home of Mrs. W. C. Posey. There were nine members and on« new member. Mrs. Johnnie Ratcliff, resent. A regular business meeting was .eld. Mrs. Posey gave the devotional which was a .Bible question and nswer study. Mrsi Kenneth Ashe< fas In charge of the program. Wooden matche* ttnick In the U.S. every days, says th« National ieographlc Society, contain enough wood for 25 six-room houses. GEM THEATRE Osceola Sunday & Monday AUDIE GALE MURPHY-STORM * UUT Kan • aEnai nwia ii'iiVn >T»o«OTrMi»i«M«r»i HK.MM K>«*4 br HOT 9WI1IMI* EDSON Continued from Page • er of 4513, 000 ,000. In western Europe here is no country with a popula- lon of over 40.000,000. Says Siae Makea a Difference Countries of that size are tco RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. small to compete, nays M. Reyn»u<J. But » united western Europe would iuve » population of 250.000.000 and would be » force in the world. That is the primary argument for a European Union. But there are inos« who fear to disturb the status quo, says M. Rcynaud. They fear thRt *. Union of Europe will mean • lowering of trnde barriers and resulting unemployment. They overlook the fact that Europe has high employment now only because of the Marshall Plan. He gives that plan full credit, When it Is over, however, then Europe will /ace the threat of real unemployment if it does not have union. The status quo will not last. One of the main troubles In Europe. M. Keynaud believes, Is that Europe docs not have enough machine tools for mass production. They cannot be made profitably for small countries, for their own use alone. Here the French polilical leader comes up with his new idea for continued American ate} to Europe He points to a surplus of machine tools in Ihe United States. He does Saturday 'SATAN'S CIRCLE' with Duncan Renald* and Lea Carrilla Cartoon & Serial Saturday Owl Show "KILLER SHARK" with Roland Whiten and Laurelte Luei- Sunday & Monday "GREAT LOVER" with Bob Hope and Rhonda. Fleming Warner News and Short "Say It With Flowers' BLYTHEVILLE FLO>VER MART Memphis Riway Phone SOfli MacKenzie Continued from Fan * itfempU to invade the island. . While this projected Red offeHfc ive against the remaining Nation^' ltst strongholds Is boiling up, Gen- eralismo Chiang not only Is con- itnuing his harassment by air and ea blockade but is extending his efforts to Buna up a mighty guerrilla' force on the mainland. He will place his main dependence on these guerrilla rebels against the Communist regime. NEW Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturdays & Sundays MaL-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. SHOW STARTS 1:15 P.M. Saturday "OUTCAST OF BLACK MESA" Charles Starretl and Smiley Burnett Saturday Midnile Show STARTS 10:45 P.M. "ARMORED CAR" Rntwrt Wilcax Judith Barrett Sunday & Monday "THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY" Fred Asia ire. Ginger Roger Oscar Levant Our Telephone Number 4438 Shell-on Motor Co. SKYLINE DRIVE-IN ot ask that this surplus be given o Euro]*. He does suggest that here be American guarantee to rlvat« machine tool maken who '111 sen to the private Industry lanufacturers of Europe. Curiously enough, when the *ur- pean Military Assistance Program vns under consideration last yew, e one thing knocked out by Con- ess was » proposal for retooling he European arms Industry. Saturday 'SAN ANTONIO KID" with Wild Bill Eiliott Also Shorls Saturday Owl Show 'JOHNNY EAGER" with Robert Taylor Also Shorts _ Sunday & Monday "DANCING !N .THE DARK" Kith William Powell and B«tsy Drake Also Shorts Sunday & Monday Highway 61 North, Blytheville Today Only • 2 Big Hits BLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATPE Today Only • 2 Hila John Garfield in . 'FLOWING GOLD' TIM now In "Brothers in the Saddle" Serial Cartoon Fre« Parking Lot Owl Show 11:15 Victor Mature in "Cry of the City" Son.-Mon. 2 Big Hits All Color Show Wi'JER WANGER ITIIISA A.EAGU DON ' __ Also I ohir lo-nil Hoy Roger* in "Under California Stars" News — Cartoon Dead End Kids • Tough Little Guys in "Hit the Road" Lorelta Young • Joseph Gotten in "The Farmers Daughter" Serial Cartoon SUM.-MON First Ulytheville Showing A Musi See Picture Color Cartoon Funny Comedy OPENING SUNDAY APRIL 16 SHOWING SUNDAY & MONDAY As long as a love can five... rf- A song linger... 'A dream come true, it will - •, stay in your heart forever! OBR •ESI "The BEST Years Of Our Lives" Myrn» Loy • Fredric March • Dim Andrew» Teresa Wright • Virginia M»TO • Hoagy Carmichae] • Hi W inn tr of 9 Acadtmy Awards! {;*£**** POWELL- STEVENS -DRAKE »BDLPn MEHIOB • JEM TO Oil • Mimvff LAST CHANCE TO SEE THIS GREAT PICTURE! 1RVIN8 Kit • HOfiOE JESSa lril« «*J w«i^ Vy HOWARD Dlttt M ARTHUR SCKWASTZ

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