The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 26, 1950
Page 14
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f, PAGE FOUBTDEN BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER, NEWl WEDNESDAY, APRIL, M, IMtt Consumer Given Little Cheer As Costs of Living Rise Again Br 8am Da< MBW TORK,_April M. ,-., cost of living 1» up again, however temporary It may prove to be. And the rise In some primary commodities In rtcent days offers little cheer to the ultimate consumer, for the »hort term, In such things as some foods, gasoline, tires, and metals. , , Gasoline goes up about three- tourths of « cent a gallon at wholesale toda yalong the East Coast, with a strong hint that more Is to come, as the open-road season start*. This price strengthening re' verses a weakness during the winter months, especially noticeable in the • f Good driving weather Is also one of the buttresses to the growing rubber price structure. Americans own more cars than ever. They are expected to drive more miles than ever this summer, and to wear out more tires. Rubber companies have already used 20 per cent more rubber so far this year than last, in getting set for the big replacement market. : Rubber Prices High Rubber prices are at a postwar high, having gone up 1% cents a pound yesterday to 25'A cents, a gain, of more than 50 per cent since early Dscember. '.' Most credit for the soaring prices of natural rubber goes to the cole war, and to speculators in Singapore. Stockpiling by the United States and Russian governments have kept demand active In the Far East. And fear that a shootlnj war, or Red infiltration, could cu tKat market off from the United States has kept American companies buying .available supplies. Synthetic rubber holds at 18V. cents, and probably more of I will go into your tires in the future Tire prices have already gone up in recent months, and manufeiitur ers warn that still higher price are in the offing in natural rubber stays high. Crop May Be Small 'Bad growing weather In the Southwest has boosted the price of wheat. Some observers think ft possible that the wheat crop /this.year,may,be small enough that '' the United States will nave to dip Into some of the government-held surplus of Inst year—but-that is large enough for all needs. Corn ind soybeans also have been ris- '.. And the price or hogs has gone up $1 » hundred pounds since the first of the month, due tj smaller IDffBrings at the stockyards. Whole- sal* .'pork prices have also been climbing. Cattle prices have been going up, but packers report more i* being slaughtered, and that beef Irate Farmer Stymies Workers With Shotgun LANCASTER, pa., April 26. W>Construction crews working on the 1,840-mlte 30-Inch pipeline of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co, looked down the muz/.lc of a shotgun in the hands of an Irate Lancaster County farmer. The workers fell back but quick as farmer F. Preston LcFevre stood rm uy the three farm vehicles he ad placed in the path of the ad- incing hulldo/.ers yesterday. Sheriff Abe Lane wr; summoned. IIC talked to LeFcvre and oilier members of his fnmcly and then iade a hurried calt to John M. anck, county'district attorney, nanck petitioned the county court or a temporary eujoinder and Leevie withdrew his roadblock peiid- ng a hearing Saturday. The farmer said he had been roused by the fact that the plpe- ne workers were planning to pass 30 feet closer to his farmhouse nan the slaked out right of way idlcatcd. - • ACCUSED AND ACCUSER— ** o{ - Oven Lattimore, left, and Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy don't see eye to eye, but they stood shoulder to shoulder long enough to produce this unusual photo. They were snapped as grinning McCarthy passed Lattimore during a break in the Senate hearing on the senator's charge thai Lalti- more is a Communist sympathizer. should soon be plentiful at the butcher shop. Raw sugar prices have hardened with -the peak of the Cuban branding season pant. Refined sugar has been lower during the weeks that the new crop of raw sugar was bulging the warehouses, but the approach of the big consumer season for sugar—for soft drinks and canning—may find refined prices going back upstairs again. Metals Arc Up Metals have gone up recently, and some show signs of testing still higher ground. Demand for copper and zinc continues to grow. The building boom, and big auto and appliance output, eat Into s«p-~ plies. Even lead, which has been hard times of late, Is now being ordered in andvance, and producers are talking of another price hike. Steel scrap Ls up again, and finished steel often commands premiums as high as 30 per cent above list prices, although the mills are turning out more than ever before Home appliance and nuto makers— with a booming customer list o their own—are taking all the" stee they can find. But the fall lines of boys' anc students 1 clothing have just opened here and the price is: unchang ed. Navy Discloses New Sub Plans \VA SHINGTON, April 26. <;?)— The Navy today disclosed plans t build radically new type submarine —one to be atomic powered—tin to convert a cruiser Into a guide missile combat vessel. These construction plans \ver made known In a request' to Con gress for authority to build 112 U.S. Protests Boats Seizure WASHINGTON, April 26. (A>) I'lie United States has protested to .lexico against the seizure of five American shrimp fishing vessel.') In he? Gnlf of Mexico. The State Department said ycs- .erday the protest was made ai Mexico City by Ambassador, Waltci Thurston. Thurston asked the for eign office for an explanation o: the incident, the department said.. The five boast were, seized by a Mexican gunboat Sunday. Ten oth crs In a group of boats escaped, re porls to the department said. Cooter School Group Plans Radio Broadcast A program under the direction o the Number Eight 4-H Club was t be presented over the local radi station this afternoon from 2:30 t 2:45 p.m. Those participating in the pro gram will he Patricia Evans, Melb O'Kane. Glencia O'Kane, Iva Lyn Dankston, Marilyn Evans, Coopc Reid, Gordon Rarer and E. Ro Keller, Jr. E. Roy Keller, Itinerant instnie* or from Cooler, will direct the pro gram. vessels of varying types.. Adm. Forrest Sherman, chief naval operations, told the Hous Armed Services Committee tl recommendations were put befo Secretary of Defense Johnson Ft 13. Sherman said the proposed pp gram would cost $335,000.000. SWOOSH-iCLE—Putting the finishing touches on his Jet-propelled bicycle is Pierre Noubel, inventor, at Toulouse, France. Noubel's engine works by chemical reaction and he hopes it will send the cycl* cruising at 15 miles per .hour. It's got a grander taste than you have any idea of! ^*^ $1 35 1/2 PT. ^ nc j w ^y wouldn't it be something pretty extra special? It's the personal recipe of us Wilkens —and our family started up distilling way back in the 1880's. SLASHED On Sale At This Low Price Only 4 More Days HURRY 1 NAIL PRICES SLASHED! Slock up on nails now ol 20% sale javingsl Choice of 6, 8, 10, 16 and 20 Penny sizes, finest quality-lowest costl Keg. Reg. SO.OO cu l to 7.50 BLENDED WHISKEY 86 PROOF. 70% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS. THE WILKEN FAMILY CO., UWRENCEBURG. IND. GASOLINE — TRACTOR FUEL — KEROSENE FUEL OH. — DIESEL FUEL OIL & GREASE G. 0. POETZ OIL CO: 2089—Phone—2089 Office: 116 W. Walnut Hulk Plant: Promised Land ffie viking, an •xeellenf example of Iht white —test cleaning' idea... tool and porous whit* buckskin with brown grain calf J7.95 fan heather co/f commnnder, o most popular year-around we;'ghf wing tip, boldly pinked and perforated in true brogue style 1 1 MEAD'S FTorshelm Easter styles... refreshing change right from the ground up... commander wing tip, of ton calf and genuine white buckskin... pattern especially designed to clean easier and to ;fay t/«a«i longer Watch For Blytheville s Greatest Promotion During National Cotton Week 'heater ALL NEXT WEEK • SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL AND THE CHAMBER OF COMMERP vfean.. .$795. it...$550. 'model trucks 'JPoyment Plan >LSON MOTOR CO. ,OB1LE-GMC TRUCKS Phone 205«

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