The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1950 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1950
Page 15
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TUESDAY,-DECEMBER 19, 1950 McMath to Seek Civil Defense Unit for State UTTLE ROCK, Dec. 19. </?)— Governor McMath said 'yesterday he will ask the 1951 legislature for a 154,500 appropriation to set up a Civil Defense Department In Arkansas. • . s f .« proposed $25.000 a year bud/or (he organization .Includes cctor at $6,000 a year, and an assistant at M.OOu. The first year's budget also includes 54,500 for purchase of .a car and office equipment. Major Carl R. Martin of the Arkansas Military Department riow Is serving as tcmportary head of the civil defense program in Arkansas, but the governor said it would be desirable to divorce that [unction from the military department, The governor also told his news conference that, he does not believe a severance tax increase coifld get legislature approval. An Increase In the lax for removing natural resources such as oil, gas. coal and limber, has been mentioned In speculation. McMath said that he sees little rhancc ol letting the three-fourths majority vole in the legislature which would be necessary to Increase the tax. Colleen Townsend Marries Student BOLLYWOOD. Dec. 19. OT—Secretly honeymooning are Colleen Townscnrt. 21. who renounced film stardom for religion, and Louis H. Evans, Jr., 24. a theological student. They 'were married Saturday night In Hollywood First Presbyterian Church by the groom's father, the pastor. Some 1500 witnessed the ceremony. Including such personalities ns June Haver and Jane Russell. Miss Townsend gave up her career, she snld. because "I heard God call me." She plans to join her husband In his studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Steinbeck, Scott Wedding Planned NEW YORK, Dec. 19. t!P>— John Stenbeck. the author, and Elaine Scott, former wife of the Texas movie actor Zachary Scott, plan to be married next Sunday. They made known their plans last night at a reception at the Stork Club for televl.son actress Fnye Emerson and bandleader Lyle' (Skltch) Henderson following their wedding yesterday In n retreat performance of R Mexican ceremony. Air Force to Fly to Korea. i TOKYO. Dec. 19. liTt— The O. S. Air .Force WM called on yesterday to airlift Christmas presents to Korea for 24lh Division infantrymen, normally based in Japan. Wlv«« of division members prepared three, tons of presents, mostly candies, cakes, cookies, nuts, canned delicacies and other foods. YA Reminds Veterans Of College Deadline WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. (/P>— The Veterans Administration reminded veterans yesterday that July 25 1851. Is the last date that most ol them may start education or train- Ing work under the GI Bill. The announcement said the coming spring school term will be the Ilnal term for most veterans to enter, or re-enter, schools before t.he deadline. Movie Scene Provokes Tot's Fear for Safety Of St. Nick's Reindeer TEXARKANA, Ark.. Dec. 19.'/P| —A movie scene caused a youngster—his ihotshls obviously on Santa Glaus—considerable anxiety In a theater here. The plot, laid In Africa, showed a hunter shoaling; a gazelle to provide foori for tils family. The boy turned' to his mother and asked: "Mommy, was that a reindeer?" .E.'i (ARK:) COURIER NEWS Buyers AH Lose In East German Bicycle Sale WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. IAP) — The "Voice ol America" reported yesterday person.'! buying bicycles from a state store in CommuniHt- run Eastern Germany run the risk of being fined. j The State Department radio said' a factory worker in Ihe industrial I city of Chemnitz was fined and: lost the bike when he paid in cash the 630 marks price asked for the .bicycle in il'ic regular government I store. - | After he rode it home, the police charged him with violating a regulation forbidding any person to carry more than 100 marks. They returned the bicycle to the store. The "Voice" Identified the victim only as "Helmut." It said a friend of Helmut was told later at the store that Ihe same bicycle had been sold three times in this manner. Cocke Advocates Guard Activation Legion Commander Says 6 or 8 Divisions Should Be Called Now CHARLESTON, S. C.. Bee. 19. M'j—The National Cpiimisndcr ol the American Legion said yesterday six or eieht national guard divisions should he called Immcdiniely Into active service. Earle Cocke, jr.. tlie 29-year-old commander, told a brenkf'ast at- Icndod by Legionnaires, Army mid Navy officers and civilians that the United States had been dangerously slow In rearming. He predicted the first action ol the new Congress would be enactment or a universal military trainiiiR Ian-. Such a law, If enacted as late as 1949, would have deterred Soviet aggression, he said. Cocke called for removal of Soviet: Russia no,,, n, c united Nations. He added that If the United Nation* withdraw^ Its troops from Kiirea "We will not have kept feith with those Americans whose, bodies lie forever in that soil.'" "Tills is a battle for survival." he said, "and we arc going to have to make nn all-out effort to win it. We are engaged in n war. and we had better start fighting and ivork- hi(! on a war footing." Sixteen Nations Funnel Airmail Into Korea TOKYO, Dec. 19. <,T, Airmail from 16 nations pours Into-'war- torn Korea at the rate of. 11 tons a day. The outgoing mail averages five tons a day. , An international exchange office has been set up to sort and route the mail to and from the United Nations forces. Planning behind the office entailed agreements among the United States. Britain, canda. The Netherlands, the Philippines. Sweden. 'Thailand, France, the Union of South Africa, Turkey, Belgium Greece and India. Son of World War I Draft Dodger Pleads Guilty to Same Charge NEW YORK. Dec. 19. W,—Alfred Bergdoll, 23-year-old son of the widely publicized "No 1 '.slacker!' of World War I, pleaded guilty yesterday to a two-count ttraft dodging charge. The bespectacled, German-tarn Bergdol! made his plea before Federal Judge Sylvester J. Rvan The youth, a $2.1-a-wcck clerk. Is the son of draft evader Grover Cleveland Bergdoll of 30 years a»o He pleaded guilty to failure to report for physical examination last Aug. 21 and to report for Induction Into the armed forces Nov. !). He faces a maximum penalty of five years In prison and a SIC 000 fine. ' Unusual Pre-Yule Enlistee Rush Is Reported by Army NEW YORK. Dec. 10. M>(—A rush ol enlistees, unusual lor a pre- Chrisimas week, was reported by Army. Air Force and Navy recruiting offices yesterday. Officials attributed the Increased number of volunteers to the President's declaration of » national emergency. At the Army and Air Fore* recruiting headquarters, more than SO young men were waiting to be Interviewed. An Army spokesman said that normally there was only • handful. Navy recruiting officers reported twice a.s many enlistees as normal. The Marines reported "an average day." EDSON Continued from page I economic] pressures. Saiti Marshal Tito: "That's s Marxist theory." One Voice, No Cashce The Chinese Communist government has been trying lo put the hea|. on the International Bank lor Reconstruction to-jEick trft Chinese Nationalist government's representative off the Board of Governors and to.turn China's $9,000.000 contribution over to the commies. They have indicated further that they would like to take over the Chinese membership in the bank. At the last meeting of the International Bank's Board ol Governors in Paris, the Czechoslovakian representative proposed a vote on expelling the Nationalists-. Nationalist China's finance minister had come all the way from Formosa to make sure that his government would not be expelled and that its 59,000,000 contribution would "ol be turned over to the Communist government. In an eloquent speech, he gave his reasons why. When it came lime for the Czech to make his rebuttal he said: "I will not answer his speech, because I do not consider that he is here." The tank's Board of Governors voted to keep Nationalist China in, ju?t the same. Only the Czech Give OLD THOMPSON in this unique New CHIMNEY PACKAGE Good Old Thompson in this "fight and unusual package is a smart gift idea. Make your friends happy by giving them Old Thompson this year. Same package is available in pint si'f.c. Blended whiskey, 06.8 Proof. The straight whiskie.s in this product are four year* or more old. 37'/j% Straight whiskicj- 62'/>% grain tu-itiHl ipirits. w •<' -m 'if tun 1 HOMI'SOV * _.. M»M> « A Christmas Carol FACE THIRTBEH "If |her« is pny ptnon in Ihe town who feels emotion caused by this man's death, (Sow (hot penon to me, Spirit, I beseech you!" cried Scrooge. Whereupon the Spirit ol Christmas Yet to Comt showed Scrooge the dead man's debtors, who were happy indeed. by Charles Dickens "Let me sc: '.cmc tenderness connected with o death," said Scrooge. And thenJie saw Ihe Cratchits' living room, where tho family bit. , j Ic'ly mourned (lie death of Tiny Tim. voted to expel, though India and the United Kingdom abstained from voting. Only Sis Available If Algcar Hiss appeals his fuse to the u: S. Supreme Court.' It will probably have to be hc-.ard by only six of the justices. Stanley need anil Felix Frankfurter testified :as character \Vitnesses at the Hiss trial- last. July, -nils svould disqualify them, or they would disqualify themselves to hear the Hiss appeal. In addition, Justice Tom C, Claik was attorney B encMl when the Hiss lid-jury case was HIM prepared for trial, so he.wuuld automatically he disqualified. TiMiuh Turk Army Chief of staff 'oen. .1. 'Spectre, Scrooge, Htt "hot won mot whom we jov dead!" Uisvlon Ccillins hroimln back from Korei, a story nf Turklsii stamina Which Army rt.jctnrs arc telling. A Turkish sotthet, wounded In tile shoulder, was brought Into a U S Aiinv field hospital. Nerves rontrol- HIiR movements of the ami were broken, nml (In- American doctor vviis probing to .see liow much dam- iice Iml been done. There are two main nerves, our controlling movements of the little and rlim fingers the other crmtiollinK thumb, index and middle llnaers. The doctor took a needle and .slabbed senlly at, the man's fingers to see what reaction lie would get. He p,ol none. The Turk spoke little or no Enx- IMi, so to Illustrate what he wanted, the doctor took the needle nml Jabbed his own fingers, to show how the reflexes .should react. Finally the Turk reached over »nd took the needle from the doctor. He stabbed It right, through the palm of his hand and pulled i' out on th« other side. "Me Turk," he said and handed the needle back to the doctor without any show of emotion whatever. GlENMOBE NO EXTRA CHARGI DiSTIllflltS COMPAKT • leUISVIllt, KEKtlCH »«OM OLD KENTU .! Planters Hardware NORGE Sell-Defrosting REFRIGERATORS TRIPLE-ACTION WASHERS GAS RANGES V/orltf i fineit— Moil .We ^ing CcmpMe LiijMing . . SAVE f ue |. Keal — 8*n1ifi mafcho. from i .o- il't ooJ— ll'i Worge! E!e C - Rantj 187.95. Of*m trcm J99.95

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