The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 16, 1951 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 16, 1951
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arkansas Has Prospects of Rosier Future In Aluminum Field as Plants Promised State TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1851 By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. (AP) _ Arkansas' prospects for a rosy ta- ture In the aluminum field have improved considerably. Tlie Improvement came with government nctlcn assigning Reynolds Metnle Company nn additional 60,000 tons of annual aluminum production nnd Reynolds' decision to expand Its aluminum production facilities tin. Arkansas. Taking an optimistic view, Senator Futbrlght (D-Ark) predicted additional aluminum fabrication plants in Arkansas, These planU take plE aluminum and roll it and press It into everyday Herns. His reasoning was tiiat Reynolds Metals, which now will have huge production facilities In Arkansas. will find it advantageous to build its own fabricating plants close by and that other fabricators also will want to locate, near the source of supply. Marion Caskie, executive vice president of Reynolds, confirmed this. In talking with a reporter, he said that Reynolds' plans for the future most likely would Include fabricating facilities In Arkansas, near its production plants. "It would be to our interest to do this," he said. "We do not like V) be forced to ship aluminum all over the country—that is a decided disadvantage." Reynolds' position, however, lie said, is that when H entered the aluminum field after World War If It had no choice but to take plants where it could find them. The alu n>lna and aluminum planls it obtained from the government were in Arkansas but the fabricating plants were In other states. It was something over which the company had no control. But now, he intimated, when tlie defense emergency Is over Reynolds, with its big investment in Arkansas will look to Arkansas as the site for fabricating plants. These plants have big payrolls and are pretty solid Industries. Many Arkftnsans have been rather unhappy at the pic lure ot Ankansas aluminum gt>ing elsewhere for processing. 'ITils, of course, is all in the future since the bulk of the aluminum production now Is going to the government. Another result, of the additional aluminum facilities In Art:«nsas which members of the congressional delegation see fs development of Arkansas hydroelectric power sites. The process of turning •bauxite into alumina snd alumina Into aluminum requires considerable power. Than rolling mills and fabricating plants require much more. "With this as a weclKC," Fulbrlght s»ld. "we can point to the necessity of more power and that in turn will attract more Industry. Up to now we've been stymied—they've foltf lie we didn't have enough power ior additional industry and that because we didn't hnve Industry we didn't need power. It's been a vicious circle." There was considerable backstage maneuvering about this aluminum production allocation. Most of the previous allocations had gone to the .to-called big three in the aluminum field—Reynolds. Kaiser nnd Alcoa. An application for 60.000 tons had been made by Spartan Aircraft Company, a well financed concern new to the aluminum field, it proposed a huge Integrated plant near Little Rock. An intcRrntcd plant is where bauxite goes in one end and finished or fabricated aluminum parts come out the other. Governor MciMnth and Wavnc Fletcher, director of Arkansas' Resources and Development Commission, had favored the integrated approach and hence the Spartan ap- pJication. However, Jess Larson, head of the Defense Materials Procurement Agency, broke the news to members of the Arkansas delegation nnd to Fletcher on Monday, Oct. 8. that he had given the allocation to Reynolds the previous Saturday. Arknnsans said Larson apparently was swayed by the pressing need for aluminum and the fact that a company now in the field has the necessary know-how to get production in a hutry. This was Use theory Hie government followed in World War II in backing expansion by Alcoa, then the biy producer. Fletcher, annoyed at Larson's information, returned to Arkansas and presumably reported to McMath, wlio called on President Truman on Wednesday, to urge the integrated plant approach. McClellan and Fulbriphl. meanwhile, turned the heat on Reynolds to have the expanded production In Arkansas rather ihc.n at Corpus Christ), Texas, or Lislerhill, Ala., where it has plants. They g<n Reynolds officials, c. Hamilton Mcscs, president o! tlie Arkansas Power and Li«ht Company, and officials of (he Imerior Gas is OK in Balloons, But Not in Your Stomach Some people feel like a .swollen balloon after every meal. Tru'.v bloat full of gas and rid up anduus liquids for hours after n.iUng. CEHTA-VIK is helping such gPo "victims" all over Blythevllle. Tills new medicine helps you digest food faster and better. Taken before meals it tt'orks with your food. k Ga:s pains gol Inches of bloat vanish! Contains herbs and Vitamin B-l ^vith Iron to enrich the blood and makes nerves stronger. Weak, miserable people .voon ferl difTctcni nit over. So don't ?o on suflciing o»t CERTA-VIN—Kirby Drug Stores. Department and the Southwest^ power Administration together In McClellan's olfice and got them to work out a power agreement, a stumbling block up to that time. The following day the whole thing was announced publicly. Arkansas' senators were pleased at the outcome, particularly Sen;i- tor McClcllan. who undoubtedly | views it as a victory over McMatli. That's important to McClellan's viewpoint In that McMath might be a contender for McClellan's Senate scat in 1954. Pulbright emphasized, however, that he doesn't oppose Spartan's ixjsal and that if another production expansion program is ordered later this year he will support Spartan. But, he said, in view of Larson's decision to give the 60,000 tons to Reynolds, he felt II. Imperative to get Reynolds to put that production in Arkansas. "And it took considerable pressure," he said. The 60.000 tons 01 production phis a previous 20.000 to 25.000 tons of additional production approximately doubles Reynolds' aluminum production In Arkansas, Crt.skie said. Just where the expansion will be In Arkansas, Caskie said, is uncertain at. this time. It might be. he said, that Reynolds will install additional |>ot lines at its Jones Mill plant, build sonic pot linos at the Hurricane Creek alumina plant or even build an entirely new facility somewhere else In the state. FulbriRlit suggested tho possibility of an Integrated plant along the Mississippi River, possibly at Helena, where Reynolds could utilize bauxite cither from Arkansas or from Jamaica. Reds in Market For Wild Animals MILAN lift— Sovk'l Russia Is In DID market for wild animals. Auemto Mallnnr. director of the Milan Zon, snicl tocla;' that Moscow's Zoom.enler (Zoological on- tetO Is iicBotlnl'ng with him for purchase of lions, tigers, giraffes, zcbrns, elephants, rhlnocerl. hippot- otaral, monkeys nnd snakes. It negotiations arc completed. Molina:- said, lie will leave In December for Africa, Indin nnd Australia "to collect, the animals. He plans to bring them back to Itnly next March In a specially chartered 10.000-ton ship. They then will be fonvardcd to Prague by train for shipment to Russia. There are 20 pounds of slicel steel In the average IB-gallon nsh- can. Arkansas News Briefs— Judge Reverses PSC Rule on Franchises By TIIK ASSOCtATER PKKSS LITTLE ROCK—Pulaski Circuit Judge Guy Amster has ruled that an electric power franchise with a municipality entities the holder to provide service to areas annexed by the city. This condition holds, true, said Amsler, even though the added area, prior to annexation, was served by another utility. Amsler's ruling yesterday reversed the Arkansas public Service Commission's dismissal of a cause involving the Arkansas Power and Light Co.. and the Trlmfoot Shot Corp., of Jackson County. The shoe firm, which subsequently has abandoned its Newport operations, and AP&I, solifht PSC authority for the utility to supply power to an area annexed by the city of Newport In 1948, The company's plant was In the annexed territory. Two Convicted in $4 Robtiery-Kidnap Case TEXARKANA—A Circuit Court jury yesterday convicted two men of the $4 robbery-kidnap ol a Texarkana taxtcab driver. The Jury fixed punishment tor Dalton Thomas, 36, an Alabama prison fugitive, at 15 years in prison and for A. D. Fowler, 34, Annona, Tex., at five years. Cardinal Dedicates Little Rock Church LITTLE ROCK—High dignitaries of tho Catholic Church gathered In Little Rock today to honor the late Bishop John B. Morris ot Arkansas. Heading the group was Samuel Cardinal Strilch who was to dedicate a $150,000 chapel at St. John's Seminary constructed in memory of Bishop Morris. The edifice is the Chapel of St. John the Baptist. Oil on Dog's Back Starts Blaze MENA—Persons who [loured oil on a rfog's back and then set the oil ablaze almost started a house fire here yesterday. Naljors Shaw, a Mena attorney, said his dog with his back aflame, crawled into a pile of leaves in nn attempt to snuff the blaze. The fire spread to the leaves and was threatening his house when firemen arrived on the scene. Two Brothers on Way Home —One ior Last Time OAKLAND. Calif.—Two Pine Bluff brothers were en route to their home today. One of the brothers, Sgt. Tony Rankin, was an olficlal army escort for the body of his brother, Pfc. Thomas Rankln, killed fn Korea. Gross Fire Set by Boys May Have Burned Warehous, LITTLE ROCK—A grass fire started by two young boys might have caused the blare that destroyed about half a warehouse operated by the stale In North Little Rock. State Flic Marshall Walter McUivey was checking into the angle today. He said he Imii talked to the youths, age 10 antl U, who admitted starting the grass fire. r: • v/ TWIN-CONTROL DIAL FASTER ZERO-COLO HERE flinut 10 Ih. Freezer Chcsi fur dependable zero col«l • 1urrii;e. Separately Insulated, frij;cr.ilcH - - - a* <lt-}»rnilnhlc for frozen storage a* H cnni|ilclc]> scparale IHH DIAL RIGHT COID AND MOISTURE HERE! Control hi) ill colrl am/ inn in lure ... to Lri-p Ccmrls better thnn ever before! ymi 'Viinl. iridr ]ir ml r till y of the freezer NO DEFROSTING! Oin-e van .lul the ripht r i ilil nn< | moislurr I ' in. ilrfroMJng in the (out! AN EXTRA BUSHEL OF COLD SPACE HEREI fr iii I * , v ef! c I a I »l e f- a nd MODELTM beverages ileliciotisly coldl FSRST COMPLETE PROTECTION FOR /^ YOUR FOODS AT THE SAME TIME! Non, in n 2-iloor refrigerator as outstanding in styling ns il is in rood-keeping cfiirirncy . . . you get frpunitc conlroU lor freezer anil rrfrigoralor. Kcepa all your fond* Inkier! Here is shelf after shelf of Ltttter refrigeration , . . wild extra "Klliow room" everywhere . . . and more easy-to-reach storage gpacc in front! There's even a new automatic Butter Chwt, an accessory at smalt e\tra cost. $48995 Only 515-15 iw week nffer minimum down payment. Libernl trade-in allowance. •Prlr* »t:o*nU for rt,lH»:7 lr Tour UUK™ -ith rtv«.Y«v nw*.-:lin t'ia.T 5t*l* ».^ In,-*! tixtt «*tr« Pmc* tr.g »c+<lnc«l10ni snbjttt to chdr.e* »ithojt notice. 12 n. ft. Cotd Space hi ttw floor Spac« el •U-ttyte "6V! Stt (hit NCN Kdvwator! B.F. Goodrich •r«*tffig Card Industry Greets All Occasions NEW YORK WV-There's a greet- ng card for almost anything that happens to anybody. A new greeting card shop, open- id on New York's Fifth Avenue, has a card for divorces as well as marriages, congratulations on a salary raise and sympathy fir loss of a Job, a card for your pooch when she HAY MAID — Coroleen Jurian, 17-year-old ranch girl of Coyote, Calif., will reign as "Livestock Queen" at the grand national livestock exposition horse show and rodeo at Fan Francisco's Cow Palace. presents you with > litUr of pups, a card for « golfer who slams a hol«-in-one. In addition to th« usual «tock ot holiday cards, there ar« remembrances for the person who h«s a tooth pulled, the guy or gal who gets a new car, snd even "H»ppy Groundhog Day." The peach U mentioned in Chinese literature of: 2,000 B.C. Iowa Farm* An DEB MOINE8 (AP> — Won Io». farmer* owned th« farm* they op. eratwl in 1MO than any prevlom time In 23 years of record keeping, the annual state farm census shows. for th« whole state, 11,201,431 acre* were owned by farmer-operator*. That's «.« per cent ol the farm land. Missionaries Build loot for Natives MOOSONEB, Ont. (AP) — The hardy Roman Catholic missionaries who serve the Indians of James Bay \ni\ Hudson Bay hnve completed a major engineering Job. Three lay brothers of the Oblate Order nave constructed a 59-foot, 35-ton powerboat in a shed beside he frame palnce of Bishop Henri Belleau. Christened the Notre Dame de ,'Espernnce (Our Lady of. Hope), he new vessel returns the seago- ng "fleet" of the Oblate missionaries to its full complement of three ihips. fishing at fewest In (lie channels off La Jolia, California's | _ "skin divers" find spear fishing at its Whiske ill and Hill's fine Kentucky fiavor will not make you an expert spear fisherman. But it will treat you to "whiskey at .its best." Try some, today I Kentucky 'Blended 6?v H RANEUT I! A, 6i /. GRAIN NEUTRAL T BLENDE <> WHISKEY CONTAN • THE HILl AND Kill CO., IOUISVILLE, KY. Who asked you 1o pay for electricity used by peoplsyou never even heard of, a hundred or a thousand miles away? Nobody! But you do help pay the bills for hundreds of thousands of favored people and hundreds of privileged businesses using electricity from certain federal power systems. Your taxes helped build those systems. Your taxes are used to subsidize service to their customers. Who astted you to foot the bill so that this country could have socialized electricity ? Nobody! Yet, there are 72 federally owned power systems already in operation, under construction, or authorized at a total cost of over 10 bilhon dollars-and hundreds more are planned at a total cost of about 60 bilhon dollars. That's_y_our money that's financing socialism! Who asked you tor permission to keep on building expenilv. socialistic power systems when every tax dollar and every pound of critical material is needed (or defense? Nobody! But the backers of socialized power are planning to use more of your tax money to build costly electric lines that actually duplicate facilities of business-managed companies! Why? To put the government further into useless and killing competition with business-managed companies. \ • Who asked you whether you nav« enough electric power or not? Nobody! The "planners" who favor socialized electricity speak viguely of a "power shortage." Yet, the business-managed companies have mort than doubled this nation's power supply since Pearl Harbor. And they've got a lot more coming! • "MEET CORLISS ARCHER" for delightful cratdy, SonSajs-CBS-* P.M., C«n»r»l Tte». Ark-Mo Power Co.

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