The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1950 · Page 9
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 1950
Page 9
Start Free Trial

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE. (ARK.1 COURIER NEWS Government Seeks Metal On Two Fronts to Equip Its Planned Bigger Army ^ By SAM DAWSOV NEW YORK, Dec. 13. VPi—T h e government Is moving on two fronts to try to get enough metal to equip the bigger army it Is raising. One Is to cut back the amount of strategic metals that can' be used In the making of civilian goods— the long line of gadgets from autos ' and television toys. sets 'to lamps and . The other Is to move In on the grey market and seek to stop the How of metal, often at fantastic prices, in other than the regular chain of trade from mine to refiner to fabricator to customer— > chain which the government can regulate, as it can not control the grey market. That Is what Is meant by the government's announcement it would ban "conversation deals" in copper. But while the aims may be above Approach, the practical working have the metals trade over a barrel at the moment. And a wild scramble for metal Is going on be- iViison Students Receive Honors Miis Helen Harnden, Bob Forrester Picked In Who's Who Contest WILSON, Ark.. Dec. 13-Helen Harnden and Bob Forrester were elected Mr. and Miss Wilson High School in the Who's Who contest recently held at Wilson High School. . . Other honors received by- the two seniors are most popular girl girl most likely to succeed, most studious girl, most valuable student, best all-rounci girl, friendliest girl, and best personality, for Miss Harnden. Most popular boy, boy with best Physique, best all-round boy, best personality, and best athlete titles nonored younz Forrester. Others named in the contest were £ IH Birl. Peggy Bowen; most handsome boy, jimmy Money, c ut- e rl™ \ pesgy Bowen : cut «t boy, Jimmy Muney; boy most likely to succeed, Jimmy Muncy; most stu- d'ous.boy. Billy Zo ok; best figure, Peggy Bowen; friendliest boy, Billy Zook; best dressed . girl, 'patsy ££?"*?' ; . aeattst ^ **«* ? ii =Jr .athlete girl, Bobbye Jewell Price and cutest couple Pat- ,3reenwel]. »nd Bob Forrester.,;. fore the two government orders g into effect. January 1. Meaning of Cut* At that time, the cutback on civilian use of metals will mean 1. An official cut of 15 per ceil in the use of copper for civilian goods from the amount used in the first half of this year—bu an actual slash of 30'to 40 per cent for most copper fabricators, fron the amount they are currently UB ing in trying to satisfy the hug consumer demand. Z. An official cut of 20 per cen in use of aluminum for civilian goods from the same base period— but an actual slash of from 3 to 45 per cent from the presen high production rates. 3. An olficial cut of 20 per cen in the non-military production us of zinc—but an actual cut of aroum 23 per cent from present rate o consumption. Metalworkers say that ' mllitar. orders so far received won't tak up that 'slack for sera's time. Th metal freed., by suc'i cuts will g. into government stockpiles, unti military orders do take up the slack That is all right for defense pur poses. But metalworktng firms sa they may have to lay off workmen meanwhile.- and fear that the air craft and other Industries will gra the skilled labor before the metp mills cm call them back. Already many mills have reduced production because they, were unable to fine enough metal to meet their needs Yule Furlough Jo Those Who 'Can Be Spared' WASHINGTON, Dec 13 lpi_ Wnh ='her tt, e service man 'in the" Un ted States will get a Christmas furlough depends generally on whether his own local. commander feels the can can be glve n holiday leave A poll of the services today brought these answers: Army— Commanders may grant leaves to personnel "who can be spared. ".Training at army installations will be suspended only on Christmas and New Year's Days. . Navy—District, base or ship commanders may grant leaves "according to their own dictates but it is assumed, leave will be granted wherever possible but not at sacrifice of operations status of ships and shore stations." In general, the Air Force and the Marines have the same policy as the Army and Navy. '"' What, No Copper? When a copper mine was opened in Sudbury, Ontario, it was found to be richer in gold, silver, platin- urftv palladium, rhodium, iridiurri. ruthenium and selenium, and today it is (he greatest nickel-producing area in the world. SHEAFFERS tins rot VALIANT n, SH.50; Pencil, J5.00 S*rotowrr»«r Sollpoint, i 10.00 S 5TATISMAN 110.00; Pwicil, $^.00 come to PAT O'BRYANT Jeweler "ECHO ASSWZflS YOU* c ran fINE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON 4 ^ARSOtD ECHO SPRING D , STI U, NO '4r' ^i«•**o*». Choose his favorite gifts . . . from brands he knows as featured from coast to coast by America's leading clothing designers. Our 1950 Christmas selection is without peer, and is so complete that you will find it easy to please even the "hardest to please" man. Make your selections today. Remember, we gift wrap free. f Timely Suits Dobbs Hats f Enro Pajamas Faultless Pajamas Arrow Sport Shirts Enro Sport Shirts ' ' - Pend leton Wool Shirts Botany Wool Shirts Enro Dress Shirts Arrow Dress Shirts Holeproof Hosiery Wilson Bros. Hosiery Wilson Bros. Gloves Nunn-Bush Shoes Hickok Jewelry Hickok Belts Loafer Socks Samsonite Luggage Catalina Sweaters Revere Sweaters Superba Neckwear Nylon Shorts Billfolds R. D. HUGHES CO. Give him a Gift Certificate In Any Amount

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free