The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1950 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 14, 1950
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six (ARK.V COURIER'NEWS THtmSDAT,. DECEMBER. M, I9M British Tell Proud Intent Of AgainStanding Alone as i * Marshall Aid End Is Seen ' LONDON. Dec. 14. (/PI— Britain's I cement emphasized, however, that ' prccs today chorused proudly that -• th« nation will once again stand on . tutr 'own two feet after Marshall »ld 1» suspended Jan. 1. Coupled with -the prideful talk were echoes . at . public gratitude for American ' »«n«rosily. Realization that Britain—for the first time since World War II shattered her economy—may now strike out on/her own brought joyful headlines in bondon newspapers. "On our own feet at last," ban- nerlined the Conservative Daily Mail. "It's up to us again," headlined the independent Daily Express. "On our own," cried the Conservative Daily Graphic. Though there was no feeling that Santa Claus is Head, the papers were loud in their praise of the Marshal! Plan. liritain has been allotted $2,694,300,000 since the program began in April, 1618. This aid provided . work, food arid clothing for Britons during the hungry postwar years. Flow May Resume It was annoimced in Washington arid London yesterday that the United States had decided to suspend- virtually, all Marshall aid to Britain effective Jan. 1 because of a marked Improvement in Britain's economic health. The annoua- the flow of Marshall may be resumed later, if condition worsens. Officials Sn Washington stressed (hat the U. S. would continue 10 give Britain dollars to spur her new rearmament program. The arms fund !s distinct from the Marshall Plan. The main theme in the British .press was that Britain Is near fin- j ancial solvency again. •"the Oole Js Dead" 'The dole is dead. Britain begins, the new year erect and independent," said the Express. "This is splendid, stirring news which (chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh 1 Gaiiskcll gives the nation. There are only two faults in his statement i One is ihat it conies five \ear. c ! too late. The other than even now ( he talks of suspending Marshall aid. ' instead of complete and absolute termination." j "Britain ha.s thrown the crutch ; away," the Daily Mail proclaimed ; "No other country can claim our j achievement. But a few rasping ; notes intrude. One Is that we still I depend upon America to help us re- | arm. Another i s that Marshall airt is not ended, but only .suspended. But the whole nation must give ' heartfelt thanks to the generous American people." Plan dollars I a Britain's g Blytheville Among Arkansas Cities Hit by Rate Increases LITTLE ROCK; Dec.. 14.. I/PI— Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's applicatiori for. a $4,620.000 annual .rate' increases is the bis- test and most publicized, but there are a numbero of other applications for utility rite increase before the Arkansas public 'service -Commission. They woulii LOSL consumers about WOb.OOO annually. Many of /he proposed Increases. already approved by city councils and protest by customers, will become effective automatically 30 days »fter filing date. ; .The . commission will hold hearings In cases where protests have been field. : Southwestern States Telephone Company is seeking- some 524,000 additional each year.from Stuttgart customers.Bother cities'in which "Independent" phone companies are seeking increases Include Lepanto. Tyironza, Marked Tree, Keiser, mountainburg. Mountain II o m c Corning, Bellefonte, plggott, Amity Hardy and Prairie Grove. Water companies which serve Blytheville and pine Bluff are seeking permanent increases. Arkansas Power and Light Company, Arkansas - Louisiana Gas Company and Arkansas-Oklahoma Gas Company have asked for Increases in rates to large industrial customers. Sf 'if tf V Singapore Calmed SINGAPORE. Dec. 14. Wj—Singapore took on an appearance of normality today after three days of mob violence which.claimed at-least 17 lives and left nt -least 155 Injured. Buses,'taxis and'private automobiles reappeared on the streets; 0— 'eau turedt MATTRERS or BOX SPRINGS 6B 50 each only HUBBARD & SON 4409 FURNITURE Ark. TOWN JUST 8 More Shopping Days THE MOST PRACTICAL GIFT IN AND OF COURSE, IT'S A HUDSON EXCLUSIVE! Gabardine Suit Smart New Colors for Holiday Wear Genuine 151-Oz. Sheer Gabardine Blue - Brown - Tan - Gray - Green All Sizes — Perfect Fit Guaranteed $20 f r Gabardine Topcoat Smartly Styled & Tailored Tan and Natural Colors Available in All Sizes $ 17 95 HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Blytheville, Arkansas Steele, Missouri

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