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Tuesday, October 25, 1949
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PAGE TWO •LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEW9 THi HATIONTODAY — Officials of Marshall Plan, EC A Survey European Situation and Submit Views on U.S. Economy Bj }*mtt .Maflow WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. WPj-iOfJiclaU of lite Marshall plan—tile Economic Cooperation Administration (KCA)—Jiave Just said a few things about Europe and made some suggestions. 'Orer.the week-end BCA issued a 227-page, report, Ihe results of itudies here and abroad by specialists of EGA and the Department ol Commerce. The studies began months ago. Tmj country has been pouring billions of dollars Into Europe to help it get healthy. This can't continue Indefinitely. The government help all means money bill of your pocket In the taxes you pay. ' What then can be done so thal+ . _ „ Europe does get healthy? About the ... Missourian Held Guilty In Death of His Bride main thing the report said was this: The U.S. should increase the amount of things it Imports.'It said "World trade is fundamental!) simply are not earning enough dol- Jars to pay for what they Jmporl from us. They have a dollar shortage." In other words: If Europe could aell us more of its own ' things— since we'd pay them with dollars for «'h«t we bought—they'd have more dollars to buy from us. Prom July 1814 through 1948, the report said, the U.S. exported Rood and services to a value of $270 billion and imported goods and services valuer! at about $169 billion. Gorernment Contributes So we exported $101 billion more than we imported In that 34-year period. How was the difference paid for? Some of it was In donations by private groups. -But — $68 billion came from the U.S. government. Of that amount, 549 billion was in grants, almost all made since IM1, and J19 billion in loans. Said the report: "The American taxpayer there fore has » direct interest in closing the dollar gap as soon as possible. Then the report reasons this way 'One method ol making a balance in the future would be to cut down on 'such government help. But, Without slich help' unless some other method was found, Europe couldn't buy from us. Then we couldn't sell to her. That would bring, trade in both directions to a. low lev*). And the ECA experts, like many others, consider that bad. So it lists four things that could be done: l.'We could continue to shove! out.American taxpayers' money so .Europeans, with our money, could buy'from' us. This "is no solution ' of the ba»lc problem," said the report. 3. We ebuld cut down on bur export* but'that would damage our various export businesses and "would cause world trade to stagnate again as in the 1930's. Emphasto «n Tmporta t. Americans could invest capital In Europe and "this is highly de- .sirable" but "the gap lj much too large to be closed by this method •lone." ". +• W» could increase our pur- 'chas« of imports, thus putting; money into the hands of Europeans to bur our exports, to them. - The report likes No. 3 and No: 4. futtlng No. 4 across, the report point, would require things like these: • Lowering those American tariffs •which are too high, in the opinion 'of the EGA specialists, on the goods we could use. (The report turns thumbs down on just buying any kind of European imports and emphasizes we should buy only what we need, but points' out we could Use plenty.) '• The report goes into some detail on. what the* European nations in turn should do to step up exports to us, including reducing and improving their controls on stuff they'd import from us. All this is just an ECA report but it shows what ECA's specialists think after looking over the field at home and abroad. What this government, Congress and the European governments do is som^hing else.. • • . • STE. GENEVIEVE. Mo., Oct 25 (AP)—William C. Mahurln, 53, was found guilty last night of first'de- gree murder in (he death of his lonely hearts bride. His punishment was fixed at life imprisonment. The state sought the death penalty, charging: (he crime was "murder in cold blood with malice and cunning." Mahurin, an ex-convict, blinked and bit his lip when the verdict was read. The balding farmer watched with little interest earlier when Special Prosecutor J. Grant Frye re-enacted hs version of the crime at the Mahurin home near Parmlngton last Afarch. Prye used Ws hands to describe the mechanics of choking a person. It was the stale's contention that Mnhurin killed his wife to acquire her property. The victim, Mrs. Lottie Fisk Mahurin, was a St. Louis divorcee. She , was believed to have been Mahurin's sixth wife. Atomic Defense Shelters Are Sought in Arkansas '.',-.' / LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Oct. 25. (/T) —Governor McMath yesterday appointed a three-man commission to survey, Arkansas' natural atomic defense shelters. The commission will be made up of Alf Johnson, chief highway engineer. Brig. Gen. Earl Ricks and Wayne Fletcher, executive director ol the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission. The survey has been requested of all states by the Senate Atomic Committee. McMath said It will lake several months to complete the survey anri make a report. mily. Ad is 36 Years Late . ' GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Wj A Grand Island woman opened her mail to find an advertising letter from a manufacturer of baby foods. The'*.first. line read: "Your child will be walking in a few weeks." The'letter's recipient was 19 years old. Her eldest son Is In the upper 50's. Her youngest child, a daughter Is 37. About 14,000 fires occur annually Jn the V. S. National forests.. Marriage Licenses The following couples have obtained marriage licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth BIythe county clerk: Doyle Carney and Miss Fern Rich, both of Blythcvllle James T. Wilson and Mid* Margaret Helen Hodge, both of fllythe- vilic. Burn Is L. Reid of Buncombe, 111., and Mrs. Leila G. Jones Wliuon of Marion, 111. "^ Ralph Jewell and Miss Winrta Suencer, both of ' Blylheville. W. M. Barrow and Mrs. Irene Y. Barrow, both of Caruthersville. GRATIFYING f KEEP WARMER THIS WINTER / H*rt't 7h» Heettr With The fxc/wive (oltmi, "FUKHACE-TYPf" Unit! ...HEATS YOUR HOUSE LIKE A - . .~^^,- lrr , N*m Jtir CirolatMi . Cmi f«tfr« fimilj Em. KeiltK.I 89.95" TO 129.20 No nw* huddling uround • hetUr i >? w » rm — Coloman cVrcu- urMcwirm »ir in your hoUM to five time« an Hour l>.r e« an our GIT«» wmria floor*, warm wjiili. w»rmcorn«r«. Be.ulifulstreim- lin»d dtiifm. Lo w d rt f t p« r . form»n« UTM fu«|. Automatic ™' "K} *»'t controls. Rudio ««! h»»t «ont«l. Power blower •ml <*li«»l. Don't mis« (h*M I W™W •" * «»^» vw» vvmvi COLEMM OIL HEATER t Chas. S. Lemons Furniture Ancient English Common Low Upheld In Cose Involving Arkansas Woman LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 25. <A!>) — The Arkansas Supreme Court went back to English common law of more than three centuries ago in upholding today the tlOO line against Mrs. Canna Baker of near Mountain Home for holding a dead Ijoriy for five days. Mrs. Baker V.KS convicted for keeping the body of Fxl White, a welfare pensioner, in her home from hk deatli on Nov. 27. 1948, to Dec. 2, 1948 .The state contended she concealed the death so she could collect a welfare check paid in advance for his care during December. Mr*. Baker van prosecuttd In Baxter Circuit Court under English' common law which made "incident treatment" ol a body a misdemeanor. There is no specific statute covering tlie offense in Arkansas. But the state adopted the English common law a.s it existed in 1607 in cases not otherwise covered. In an opinion by Associate Justice Ed p. McFaddln, the -supreme court cited several old English esses, in one of which a Jailer held the body of a dead prisoner and refused to surrender it until he was paid money for it. In the lower court trial, wllnp.ssex for Mrs. Baker testified they .saw White sitting near a window after Nov. 27. The prosecution contended Mrs. Baker propped the body In bed so pn&sersby would thijig he waj still alive. // With the Courts Circuit: J. C. Slavens vs. Frank O. Seay et al, suit to enforce r lien on property of defendants to collect M6B.40 owed for labor. Cab Driver, Former Movie Star, is Dead HOLLYWOOD. Oct': 25. </Pj—The death of a 42-year-old taxi driver ha.s accented the ups and downs of the movie colony. Harold Hugh Enfield, the cab driver, died Saturday of injuries suffered last Monday when his motor scooter collided with a motorcycle. Until two years ago, Enfield w*, known as Craig Reynolds, a veteran screen anil stage actor. He had appeared in a score of movies since 1934. . . , Before his marriage in 1943 to actress Barbara Pepper, he hac squired many ol the screen's most glamorous stars. -During the war, he enlisted in the Marines as a private and served in Iceland and the South Pacific.' He was made sergeant in.T-cland and commissioned a second lieutenant at Guadalcanal where' he was wounded. He was awarded the Purple Heart and two president!* citations Two years ago, he started driving a cab lo help support his wife anc two' children. Arkansas Admen fleet LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 25. (/J>; — Harry Robinson of the Russcllvllle Courier Democrat, is hew chairman of the ad-group of the Arkansas Press Association. He was elected here Sunday at ; ,i meeting of the group at which Sam Genrharl of the Fayettevllle Northwest Arkansas Times presented the Gearhaft advertising trophy to E H. Rlchter of the Texarkana Gazette-News. TfiE SQUIRREL ISN'T GRAY .. .from worry 7 ^ - ; HE SQUIRREL knows he must store nuts so he'll have food when winter comes. Take a tip from the squirrel. The time to provide for your own"winter"of old age or your family's"winter"of adversity is now,\vhileyou are healthy...while you can get life insurance, A friendly Life of Georgia agent will be glad to talk it over with you. rHE OLD RELIABLE • SINCE 1891 Bislrict Office Suite 2, Farmers Bank Bldg. Tfcree of f very Fivt Hornet Mortgage-free NEW YORK-W';—Nearly three out of every live of the nation's home owners have no mortgages on their property, according to a Tilt Council of America report. About 64 per cent of small town or rural homes are mortgage-free, says tht report which Is based on recent government surveys. In metropolitan areas, 44 per cent have no mortgages. The over-all national figure is about 57 per cent. .Today's average mortgage of *3,700 Is nearly 50 per cent higher than 1940's. But this doesn't mean home owners are more heavily mortgaged than before the war, the Council say*. The "liability" value ol American homes has been Increased by such improvements as automatic heating. modernized baths and kitchens, and belter Insulation. Moslems in West Java Set Up New Government TAS1KMALAJA. Java—Wj—Moslems In Western Java have set up a state of their own. They control much of an area of about 1,000 square miles and are believed lo be expanding. They say they will fight both the Republican and the Dutch governments. Their enemies say they sponsor a reign of terror. The new slate was announced recently by S. M. Kartosuwirjo, Its president. In the fighting between the Republicans alfd the Dutch, Moslem fighters were said to have attacked the Republicans. A story is that hundreds of Republican fighters were poisoned in one instance. The Dutch and Republican forces are believed to be too weak at present to mount an offensive against Kartosms'irjo'.s men. 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