The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 25, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 25, 1949
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PAGE TWELVE BLTTHEV1LLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2B, 1949 Housing and Dollar Shortages Hurt Sweden, Exchange Student Says in Talk Before Jaycees Too few dollars, riot enough housing and the cloud of Communism »h*fc overhangs Europe were clled as Sweden's biggest problems by Phillip wetdman, Swedish exchange student visiting Mississippi County, Then h« addressed the Blj'theville Junior chamber of Commerce last night at the Jaycee clubhouse. +-—: _ Mr. Weldman, an agriculture col- ment benefits. i student In Sweden, Is spending the month of October as guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Duclos and fam- ily'of Promised Land. He has been visiting . the United States under the Youth Exchange Program. In hi* Ulk on Sweden, Mr. Weid- maii said Jils native country was attempting to overcome a drill ar- shortage by exporting as much «s possible to the US. '.-. Most of their exporting has been done with England but trade with that country is complicated today, he said. England, too. Is caught in tin even worse dollar shortage. Rapid post-war Industrial development increased the housing shortage in Sweden, he said, and many discharged soldiers moved to tlie towns and cities. Friendly Toward U.S. . Some young couples, he said, have had to w ; ait as long as three years before .they .could find an apartment. . •. V Although Sweden lias not fallen under the cloud of Communism that hangs over Europe, Mr. Wdid- man said, the threat srtil exists. "We wo«lrl trust hi aid from the United States in case of war,'' he The Communist Party is one of five .political parties-In Sweden but 1« a; distinct minority, he sad. Sweden maintains : a "middle- road" "government, Mr. . Weidmrtn said, :and although the state oper- at^s- many industries [. arid utilities there'is no 'danger 'of total socialism as in the'case of Britain; 'It was Russia, however, that made It impossible for Sweden to join the North Atlantic Pact, he said. Hitssia: .which • borders on Finland, threatened to overpower that nation, if Sweden joined:the Atlantic Pact. Sweden, ; to avoid this hap- bor, ".refrained from Joining the peniag tp'.its Scanclanavian neigh- pact; Mr. Weldman said. Living Standards High Standards of living in Sweden, he said, are only slightly, lower than In the' U.S. Switzerland is the only European, nation in which living standards exceed those in Sweden, Mr. Weidman said. pnly.about 30 per cent of the population live: on farms and the remainder reside in towns and cities. Although predominantly a dairy nation, Sweden also has many industries. Mr. Weidman also described ' Swedish " farm and industrial products, churches, schools, sports, weather ,and old age and uneinploy- He was introduced by Jack Duclos, whose brothers Allan and Johnny j\ko attended the meeting.' Although he kneu' virtually no English when he arrived In the United States Hire and one-lialf months ago, Mr. Weidman now speaks it nearly perfectly. Obituaries Mother of Blytheville Woman Dies in Sikeston Funeral services for Mrs. J. N. Walker of Sikeston, mother of Mrs. Shelburnc Brewer of Blytheville, will be conducted tomorrow in Sikeston. Arrangements were incomplete at noon today. S h e died 1 a s I night at her home in Sikeston. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer were with her then, and were still in Sikeston today. Czech Catholics Order Priests to Accept Red Laws By The Associated Press The Roman Catholic hierarchy Czechoslovakia today told its priests to saear loyalty to the Communist-led government, and accept certain provisions of the new church control law to save Ihpm from arrest- The bishops said It was necessary to accept with regret the new aw to save priests "for the spiritual care of the faithful." The hierarchy said the, prlesUs could accept their salaries from the stnte and take a state oath of loyalty. Tlii» is a reversal of the hierarchy's previous position In defense of which a reported 300 priests have gone to jai. The Priests, howecer, must state they accept the government's rules with the reservation that they do iiot violate church la\v or priestly conscience. The new law, which becomes effective Nr»v. 1, gives the goveru- ment control of appointments, fin anccs and administrations of all churches. The government hud said that anyone opposing the 1 a w uld be "broken as an enemy of the sUlc." Southwest Bell Employees Seek Wage Increases ST. LOUIS. Oct. 25. (/P)—Workers of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co are seeking wage increases in negotiations that opened here at 10 a.m •iCST) today. • 'The employes a,re represented bj tiie CIO Communications Workers of America, which claims a membership of 50,000 in Missouri. Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas ond part of Illinois. Negotiations will affect all these workers. D. Ij. McCowen, union president said the proposed pay boosts woulc uniount to a fourth round since the end of the war. He added, however he preferred to regard any raises us "adjustments up to those grnnt- .ed' iu other industries." "This is a spearhead In the drive cu Cfo to wrest improvements In wages and working conditions from the giant telephone monopoly con(.foiled by the A. T. & T., owners cl the Bell System," McCowen said "The Southwestern Bell has beei one of tlie'outstauding revenue producers In the Bell System, yet It's employes lire among the lowest paid m the Bell System." •ire Destroys House At 1700 West Charlene The six-room frame home of Ida Barr, Negro, at 1700 West Chsrlene vas destroyed by fire yesterday. The Blythevllle Fire Department answered the alarm at 5:20 p.m., mt the fire had gotten out of cou- rol In Ihe old building before fire- ncn arrived. The loss has not been 'slimnlcd. The fhc, according U> Pire Chief Roy Head, started from an oil cook dove. The department also answered jn alarm at 1116 West Hearn at 1:15 p.m. last night. Sparks caused rom a short circuit in ah electric stove caused alarm by Mrs. Hartley Hays, but no damage was done.; British Jet Airliner Sets 4SO-MPH Mark in Test LONDON, Oet. 25. (AP) — The world's first Jet airliner, the De Havillaiid Comet, whipped from London lo Tripoli, North Africa and back on a maiden" .oversea? flight today at, an average speed o! nearly 450 miles an hour. The 3G-pas-senger plane flew the 1.400 miles from London to Caste B=nito, Tripoli, in three hours, 2; minutes ,an average speed of abou 440 miles an hour. After a tsvo-hour refueling stop and a check of instruments, the siher plane zoomed onck to London In three hours, 13 minutes, a an average speed of about 463 miles an hour. The 36-passenger Comet, is intended for transAthttiltc service to New York in 1952 .or 1953. - 25 Persons Enroll In Special Course For College Credit Approximately 25 were registered lost night in the extension courses uetng offered here by Arkansas State College. The class (in Adolescent Plvycl'tol- y met for the -first session last night at the high school English room, following registration. The original plans called for two lasses to be offered, but It was decided last night that the class would continue meeting from G to 10 pm. on Monday and Thrus- dny nights, and complete the course in six weeks, before scheduling the next extension course. The Psychology CQllrse Is under the direction of Dr. p. E. council of the ASC staff. Livestock Taft Urges Revision Of Charter tor UN TOLEDO, O.,i Oct. 25. (AP)—Sen alor Taft IR-Ohio) believes thi United Nations charter may soon have to be revised in the interest of "justice." , He told 1.300 members of the Toledo United Nations Association last night he "regretted that the United Nations svas founded primarily on power and expediency rather than on justice." • "f believe the time has come or is rapidly approaching for a call for a convention to revise the charter of the United Nations." NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III. Oct. 25. lAP) —(USDA)—Hogs 14,000; market 25 to 50 lower thai Monday's average; active at decline bulls good and choice 170-270 Ib. 17.75-18.00; top 18.00; odd lols 270300 Ita 17.25-85; 140-160 Ibs 165017.50; 100-130 Ib pigs 14.50-16.50 good and choice sows 400 Ib.^ down 18.00-17.00; few 17.25; heavier sow. 14.75-10.25; few down to 14.50; stags 11.50-14.00. Cattle 6,500; calves 1,700; opening trade about steady on steers ant heilers; several loads low and erage good steers 27.00-38.00; choice mixed steer and heifer yearling 31.50; medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 20.00-27.00; cow fairly active and fully steady; goo< cows 15.75-16.50; common and me dium 14.25-15.50; canners and cut ters I1.00-M.OO. Czechs Oust U.S. Envoy LONDON. Nov. 25. (AP) — Th Czechoslovak Telegraphic Agenc reported John ileyn, an employe o the United States. Embassy i: Prasue, has been ordered to leav Czechoslovakia within 24 hours. New Lower Prices on 1950 Nash Airflyte!-' 1688.56 DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR* for the 1950 Nash Scitc&man Business Coupe. Slate and local taxes, if any, cMra. Hydra Ambassador Models now Available with -Matic Drive The 1950 Airiljtcs arc here with great new improvements . . . \vith new low prices. See'lhe year's most advanced cars with new Super-Compression engines... Airliner Reclining Scat... Twin lk<Js . . . • Weather Eye ... Uniscope Control. .. • world's smoothest ride with softer coil springing on all four wheels. Sec America's most beautifully streamlined automobiles—proved to have Airflyt* ConsJrucHon Stays New Years longer 20.7?2 IC-B air-drag. Thai means less engine effort-—less wind noise —far belter gasoline economy. You gel up to 30% more gasoline mileage—more than 25 miles to the gallon in Ihe magnificent new Nash Statesman ' at average highway speed, Hnjoy the newest thrill. Dri«: the Nash Ambassador with Hydra-Malic Drive and exclusive Nash Sclcclo-Lifl starting (optional cxira). Just lift a lever and go t This year, drive the best buy on llic highway—the new 1950 Nash Airllytc. New 1950 Prices $73 to $140 Less ffian last year *\VcathcrEycSyilcm, \vhilr sidcxvall ijrcs, • Airliner Reclining Scat at extra cost. Prices may vary -slightly in adjoining contmtiniI ies due lo Iransportulion charges. Diffcrcnl from all others, in N'aili IfiL-^mirclr.unc and body, roof, floor 4nil pillar, jre ueMcilimo one single, w>]id unii. <v|iic.iV-frcc. ratt!e-r iroo r. W ilh twice Ihe loruon.ll strength of orjinzry construction, il gi%es new *UcU, new economy—sta; s MW veara lon$ei— means nicker resale value. me sr/ires/w/w tirrtit Cars Sinrc NatFi Me'£M. Sniiwn Noi.VK«'» i/ia'a* Cft/pe-ra THERE'S MUCH OF TOMORROW IN ALL NASH DOES TODAY SHELTON MOTOR COMPANY 215 South Second Street H£U> IN' AfiSKNIC DKATHS — Irs. Ed Yeritay, 63. weeps as she its in Tunica. Miss., County jail nder charges of murder. Her 43- ear-oid husband and two cotton >lckcrs have died since they ate at ferkny's farm home Oct. 13. Conns' Attorney Martin Garner says all led of arsenic poisoning. He says t could have been accidental. (AP Wircphoto) Gathings Plans Addresses in 10 Missco Schools Rep. B. C. Oathlngs of West Memphis, representing Arkansas First Congressional District, has scheduled appearances before pupils In 10 Mississippi County high schools and schools in other counties In the district between November 4 and December 7, it was disclosed yesterday In Washington. rThe schedule in this county includes: Shawnce and Wilson schools on November 4; Dyess, Osceola and Keiser, November 7; Manila and Leachville, November 8; Gosnell, Dell and West Ridge, December 6. The schedule In other counties brings the total number of school appearances to 44. Mr. • Gathings left Washington today for Miami, Pla., where he will visit his mother, Mrs. M. W. Gathines, before returning to Arkansas. En route from Miami, he will stop in New Orleans to attend the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association meeting November 1 and 2. Date is Announced : or Osceola Scout-O-Ree The B o y Scout Scont-O-Ree iclieduled to be conducted at Hale Field in Osceola tonight has been postponed, and the date for the event moved to November 1. •' The Scout-O-Ree, to include all Cub,.?acks, Scout Troops, and Sen- Units in the North am" South Mississippi County Boy Scout Dist- Icts, will feature the model camp, and the achievement assignments given each troop. Theft Suspect Ordered . Held on Felony Charge Wilbur Wallace, Negro, who was arrested last week on a grand larceny involving the theft of a truck owned by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Comixmy. 312 West Ash Street, was ordered held for trial in Circuit Court at preliminary hearing in Municipal Court this morning. Wallace was arrested after the ruck had been wrecked near Armorel. He was ordered held under }ond of $500. Trains Roll Again On Mo-Pac Lines After 46 Idle Days ST. LOUIS, Oct. 25. W-Trnins were rolling once again on Missouri Pacific tracks today The first train to run In 46 days pulled out of Texarkana, Ark ihortly before midnight, formally jndlng the • longest strike against i major railroad in this country. Operations on the road are expected to be normal in two or three •lays. The strike of engineers, firemen trainmen and conductors tied up the road's 7,200-mile network in 10 states. Operating crews started back to Goodyear to Increase Price of Tires, Tubes BOSTON, Oct. 25. WV-A 3-112 per cent increase in the price of tires and tubes was announced today ny E. J. Thomas, president 1 of the Goodyear Company. Thomas made the announcement while speaking as luncheon host to the American Trucking Association in convention here._ He said the increase was due to tne relatively low price of automobiles tires compared with the cost of production. He also" said ;here had been a five per cent decrease in the price of tires and lubes last summer. Two in Blytheville Winners in Contest Two winners of $85 awards In a contest sponsored by the manufacturer of electric refrigerators reside in Blytheville, it was disclosed today. Henry W. Davis, 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon D. Davis who lives at the airbase, and Mrs. E. E. chandler were notified today that they had won prizes. Planters Hardware was the local sponsor of the contest. First Jewish State The first Jewish state was called Eretz Israel {Land of Israel) and its king was Saul, first to unite the Jews, about 1030 B.C. work yesterday after union and management representatives reached a settlement the previous night The strike was called over 2x3 union claims against the company The claims were based on differliuV Interpretations of working ru | e ;r Basic hours and wages were not Involved. Of Ihe claims, 219 have been resolved. The remaining 63 win oe submitted to arbitration. In addition to 5.000 striking on . crating employes, 20,000 other railroad employes were forced off their Jobs during the stoppage. Severe Policy A Draconian policy Is one that Is barbarously severe. The lyordJcomes from Draco, who framed a harsh legal code for Athens atrut 021 B.C. mello moonlight Kentucky's Ton Straight Bourboa SCO!) N0\\ « 1/5 quart Was $5.73 Big news!...big price reduction!, k it's the same fine Straight Kentucky Bourbon. Naturally rich ... naturally good. Ask for it today! ins nisu is i IUK KI . H ntif • tiinu * c». v , u;i».««. it r . IF YOU LIKE THE BEST NU-WA LAUNDRY-CLEANERS A PENNY GOES A LONG WEIGH! Put a penny on the scales. It doesn't weigh much —about a tenth of an ounce, that's all. Take it to a store to spend. You'll find it's a lightweight in purchasing power, too. But in your home that little penny carries a lot of weight—because it buy* plenty of real livin-g yalue in dependable electric service. Jes, that busy little penny will do any - one of these things to make your life healthier, happier, easier: * Run your radio for an entire evening. Vacuum-deaa 6 Urge rug* ' Swish the cSrt from half your week's wasrt Refrigerate your food {or 5 hour* * Bawd on arerftse household ratei. Yes, indeed, the penny you spend for electricity carries more weight than any other '•peony • your pocket! Ark-Mo Power Co

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