The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1950 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1950 BLYTHEVILI,K. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'Fever' for Ancient Mode/ Autos Booms Model-T Prices These "Used Automobiles' Really Used CURATOR: Sam Mitchell, mer chauffeur for old-car lector Lary, Anderson, now sides over Hie Anderson a museum. NBA Staff Correspondent BROOKLINE, Mass. — (NEA> — Not so long ago you could pick up an ancient Modcl-T Ford for about $15. Now you'd be lucky to Ret » rusty old one for $150—and if you show too much Interest, the price might be three or four times that figure. The reason for this can be found In places like the gabled and turreted barn of the old Lara Anderson estate in Brookline, just outside Boston, where the brass-ra- diatored Fords stand beside gas- larnped Sfntz Bearcats and Stanley Steamers. Elevated to a status In the auto world that old Chippendale holds among furniture lovers, these erstwhile Junk heaps have been taken over by well-to-do businessmen nnd amateur mechanics who form the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. They devote hundreds of hours for- to cleaning rats' nests out of their col- newly-found wrecks, replacing mlss- pre- '" B PartSp reupholstering and repainting, and polishing up the brass " l ° and enamel. Then they proudly assemble their CKANKER: Strong arm Is a requisite for people with the ancient auto "bug," ai demonslraled here by John Dodge uf Bedford, Mass., as he winds up a 1911 Cadillac for the hi; parade at the Anliqu. Auto Fair In Brookline, Mass. At wheel Is Doris Dymcnl, also of lieclford. So/ons Oppose Speedy Shift Of U. S. Troops to Europe WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (>P) — Opposition arose in Congress today to any speedy transfer of additional American ground troops to Europe. President Truman's announcement that more U.S. soldiers will lie sent across, the Atlantic as soon as impossible brought demands from law- T makers for: 1—Detailed Information on other nations' troop pledges to the new combined Western European defense force; and 2—Assurances that the United States will not be stripped of military reserves at home. Senators of both parties said Secretary of State Acheson and Secretary of the Army Pace will be called on by congressional commit- tees to report on these points Immediately after their return from the Brussels conference. The 12 foreign ministers of the Atlantic Part nations have agreed to try to assemble under the command of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower a 1,000.000-man force by the end of 1953 to guard Western Europe against possible Soviet aggression. President Truman told u news conference yesterday he will know today—but won't make the Information public—how many American troops eventually will be involved. There has been speculation that five to 10 or more divisions may be sent to Europe In addition to the approximately 100,000 men already there. Senate to Debate Excess Profits Tax Proposal; New Hikes Are Expected WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. f/P}—The Senate called up the multi-billion dollar excess profits tax for debate today amid predictions that more bigtax boosts are coming very soon. Leaders pressed for a Senate vote on the measure tomorrow, confident of getting Senate-House agreement on its terms before New Year's OU.KST: Laurldn Lauridsen drives • 1903 Orient Buc'kboard, owned by Proctor Academy, Andover, Mass. It was one of the most ancient at the Antique Auto Fair mobile antiques at events like the Veteran Motor Car Club on the Antique Auto Fair, sponsored by tile grounds of the Anderson estate. which is now a city park and houses the Anderson museum of ancient cars. /There, spectators who show up In sleek 1950 streamlined models watch the ancients get cranked up, charged up, or fired up. depending on whether the mode of locomotion Is gas, electricity or steam. Then the parade takes off, with horns of three, four and five decades ago blending their notes with suddenly revived shouts of "get a horse." The olil aulos come out of the museum for display, and others arrive, under their own power, from all over New England for the fair. There sire prizes nnd contests— basketball on wheels Is one event end the members wear clothes that match the vintage of their cars. What makes these people scour the countryside, place want ads, nnd bid at auctions for rundown horseless carriages? "You Just get the fever, that's all.'' says Mrs. W. Nelson Bupp, wife of New England's ranking Veteran Motor Car Club officer. Other collectors simply refer to It as "Uie bug." Tins so-ralleil "bug" caused the , .late Larz Anderson, one-time U.S. nmbnssador to Japan and minis and possibly before Christmas. The House already has passed a considerably different version of the bill. The Senate Finance Committee In a report to Congress estimated the measure in its present form could produce between $4,000.000,000 and $5,000.000.000 a year with defense spending at the level expected In 1051. That would he for a full fiscal year. For the 1950 calendar year, the committee estimated the tax would raise 53.200.000,000 through retroactive features which would impose much of the tax on corporation earnings since last July 1. The committee added: "Further substantial increases In taxes must be made next year if receipts are even to approach the anticipatcci levels of expenditures" President Truman nlso has said the tax load must become heavier. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses yesterday at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk: Jack Edgar and ^fiss Dora Jean Peppers, both of Manila. Lee Rubin Tomlin of Burdette and Miss Clara Mae Windhain of Blythevlle. ADS SELL m, You Reach More People Through the Want Ads Ads pieced before 9 a.m will oppea, .«,„,« day AM classified advertising payable in advance. BLYIHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ter to Belgium, to collect everything from rickshaws to Renaults for his Brookline estate. One item he picked up in France—a 1906 Charron Oira- rtot et Voigt—is probably one of the rarest numbers in any auto museum, nnd was acquired by the Veteran Motor Car club last year. It's a copy of the touring limousine built for King Leopold of Belgium. The chnsis alone sold for $11.000. In the open-air front seat, the chaffeur braves the elements, but In back .It's as luxurious as a hotel suite—plumbing that 'really flushes, a washbowl with running water, and cushioned seats that pull out Into a full-sized double bed. It held the profound admiration of a white-haired spectator when the limousine was run out of the barn during the Antique Auto Fair. "They don't build 'em like that my more," he said wistfully. Reds 'Explain' U. S. Elections VIENNA —W— Know why Hie U.S. elections were so close a few weeks ago? Wall Street wanted the two major parlies to have almost equal forces so they could be easily RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday 'Magnificent Obsession' Irene Dunn anil Hubert Taylor Also News A: Shnrls Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Mali.nees Sat. & Sim. I'h. 58 Wednesday & Thursday tr Surrender' J. 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