The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1949 · Page 20
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FOUR BIATHEVILLE (ARK.T COURIER NEWS TUESDAY,. OCTOBER 4, \949 Supply of Fuels TermedAdequafe Blylheville Dealers Handle Oil, Coal And Liquefied Gas Europe H©lds Many Enticements To Attract Fall, Winter Visitors } Brythevllle'i fuel dealers are optl- ' Wlstlo for the:most part.in regard jto supply and price of their, prod- jicls for the coming winter. 1 The dealers, which include the Iten coal, two gas and nine oil com- manles located In or adjoining the tity, generally lecl they will have •ple'nty of their particular product 'on hand when cold weather sets In tend none of them are looking fori Jan advance In prices, j Most apprehensive, and rightly so, of the dealers are those who sell 'coal. But even wllh strikes the deal- !ers feel there Is already enough coal ; >bove ground to see the nation 'through a temporary emergency. A ^prolonged work stoppage In the Snlnes would of course cause supplies to dwindle. * Prices on coal, the dealers feel, Should be about the same through(out the winter. Of course this, too. fringes on what new demands John 5,. Lewis and his miners might • iniake on operators. ' Oil prices, most distributors feel, •are slated to remain the same foi jthe season. There's even a hint of !a slight drop but absolutely no [guarantee of it Piactically ail agree ithere'll .be plenty of oil. i Bottled gas, which, is available J in the city, appears to be plentiful 'this year. i However, dealers point out that {increased freight rates will prob- Jably mean the price will remain the isame in spite of the abundance. J;,Better service has been the pri- smary aim of Blytheville fuel deal• ers who have purchased new trucks Sand made improvements in load- fing and handling equlpment.- iCzecfo Biackmarketers \Now Sell Ration Coupons \ By lilchard Kleiner NBA' Staff Correspondent NEW YORK —(NBA)— In It's bid for dollars, Europe Is casting provocative glances at the mlddte- class American touri-t. With such hires as "package" tours, elimination of visas and customs exemption Increases, 'he Old World hopes to entice many thousands of Americans abroad during the usually slack fall and winter seasons. Sixteen European countries- Austria, Helgiuni Denmark, c, Great Britian, > Greece celand, Irclc '. Italy. Luxem- ourg, Netherlands, Norway, Port- igali Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey—have joined forces In nn all-out campaign for the purpose.. Striking arm of the alliance Is the European Travel commission, vlvtch has set up offices in New York. • The Commission, headed • by Sweden's Birger Nordholm, points out that the"off seasons" are fine - travel. . .. . 'The traveler who goes to Europe In the fall nnri winter sees the country In its normal stride." Nordholm says. Cu' ural, social and cdu> tlon activities are In full swing. Institutions of learn- ng and art are open, whereas some muy be closed in the summer.- And, because accomodatioiis are less crowded, the traveler can live in closer contact with the people of the countries he visits am enjoy European life and culture under normal conditions, vmham pered by crowds," Special arrai.gcn.cnts are being madeby the Commission to pro vide contacts and prc-scheduled tours for visitors who wish to study specific phases of European culture. It Is setting up package tours, for example, in such' field. 5 as public health, child welfare, physical education and labor-management.. | PRAGUE—(/P}—When Ozechoslo- Jvak biackmarkelers rui. out of ?meals and textiles for Illegal sales *they have a new sideline racket— 'selling ration coupons. S The trade unions daily "Prace' ^reported security police had rouncl- red up a gang accused of selling • thousands of such, tickets at nea | prof its. - Coupons for. 1,200 grams . meat were reported to have brough tt3. The tickets were either staler Jor forged AMERICAN I'AKiM WOMEN, (oared Europe last winter, rturlni (ravel off-season. Mrs. K1U Meyers, of Cirroll, la,, found tKal French farmers used (be same milking method she knew. European Travel Commission wanls Americans to visit Europe in the fall and winter months. BUY NOW liTA\Tr |W _\ AND SAVE! , ^^g^,, ffiS To make things easier for their guests, nine o' the participating countries have eliminated visas. And, for the purchase-minded, the customs exemption has been increased so travelers, who stay but of the United States for 12 days, can bring back S<00 .worth of goods duty free. Ail visitors to Europe get a liberal gasoline allowance, too, in case they care to drive. The Commission also emphasizes that travel costs, themselves, are lower during the fall and winter, as an added Imfcicement. Several preliminary tours were held last winter. On one, 26 mid- western farmers went for an airborne journey to farms In eight European countries. On another, 32 fnrm and city women from Wisconsin. South Dakota. Iowa and Nebraska saw the high spots 'of Europe. Typical reaction was that of Mrs, Marie E. Werner of Clay' Center, Nebr., who told excitedly of her five days in Paris. "We saw * fashion show at Madame Carpentier's. .It Is remarkable what they, can do with a piece of material. At the Louvre; SPECIAL Peters Wealherbird and DIAMOND RINGS Regularly $100 and Less NOW 507c OFF Sizes Small 2 to Large 12 toiler's •e saw the original statue of the Vinged Victory, (he famous Reent diamond of 136 carats—and lie Mona Lisa!" Besides Paris, Mrs. Werner and h-r sister-travelei visited farms France Holland, Germany and Sweden, In Amsterdam, she saw ,' diamond factory. She had tea 11 ,1 Monte Carlo. In Zurich, she 11 isltcd a cooking school. And in' Rome, she had an audience with he Pope. Not every tourist, of course, will lave that much variety on his tinerary, but the European Travel Commission is going t° make travel abroad as cheap and comfortable as s can. There's some $250,000,000 In :ourlst money at stake, they estimate. . • You save half the cost on every one of these beautiful diamond rings regularly priced at $iOO and less. Be sure to come in Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Danish Sailor Plans For a Wet Voyage PORT SAID. Egypt -(ifI— Egyptians are chuckling over this Incident: A Danish sailor with four bottles of British Scotch tucked under his arm started to board his British- bound ^Scandinavian vessel.;".What are you doing there?" » customs official Inquired. The Dane replied: "Carrying skoals to Newcastle." 3 DAYS ONLY Thursday, Friday, Saturday Also 1 Group of China Collector Plates - - V20ff PAT O'BRYANT Jeweler A process lor making insulating building boards from wheat strav has been developed. This new product premise* to compete with sugar cane bagasse and wood pulp as a raw material for insulating boards. Main & Second Phone 3261 t Famous Freeman Masterfliter Shoe Reg. 14.95 3 Days Only $ 10 95 Your Choice of Any Topcoat Now $ in Stock 5 OFF SWEATERS Long Sleeve Pullover Style — Reg $10 Values $595 R. D. Hughes Co

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