The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 22, 1950
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MONDAY, MAY 22, 1950 The Nation Today: The Oil Question— Oil Importing Dispute Is Due to Begin today By JAMES MAKLOW WASHINGTON, May 22, (AI>) — ! There's a fierce argument about oil, or rather about what imported oil is doing to some parts of the American oil Industry, the coal industry, and railroads. A Senate subcommittee begins <j*uings on this today under the Walnnanship of Senator Neejy, sharp-spoken Democrat of West ' Virginia, a coal state. He's had some strong things to say about Imported oil. Roughly, there are three kinds of oil: crude, which Is the oil from the ground before it's refined into things like gasoline; refined; and residual oil. lp*'t-over product of the refining process. Oil Is Sore J'oiiil This residual, oil is one of the very sore points in the argument. It's used in home-heating and in- dirtrial plants where, otherwise. coal might be used. This country, the most highly developed oil country in the i ,vor!d. produces crude oil, refiner, it. and, of course, turns out residual oil. too. Because it has such a vast refining set-up, the United Stntr-.s can export refined oil. It doesn't have to import any of tlint. But it does import the crude and residual oil. Big Interests Held Some of the biggest oil companies do the Importins; from ihe Middle East and Venrzupla. where they have oil interests nnd where the oil can be produced cheaper than in this country. They brnig it in and sell it here at prices which are tough for its American competitors: American coal and the residual oil turned the smaller .independent oil "On May 10 Senator Ncel.v complained to the Senate bitterly about this. He said of the imported stuff: "It is depriving American oil producers and coal operations of their markets and diminishing their profits. It is constantly closing mines in such coal-producing states as Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia. Pennsylvania. Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Ondiana, Illinois, Tennessee. "It is causing widespread unemployment, impoverishment, and distress in the coai, oil-refining, and railroad industries of the nation. (The railroads make money carrying coal) American businessmen, miners, railroads, and refinery workers are, being sacrificed on the altar of six giant, profit-seeking Importing corporations." Six Giants Unnamed (He didn't name the six giant* hut six of the biggest companies with holdini's in the Middle East and'or Venezuela ave: Standard of California, Standard of New Jersey, the Texas Company. Soeony Vacuum. Olilf, and the Atlantic Refining Company.) The tariff on the imported stuff is 10 12 cents a barrel. The imported residual oil for homes and plants can be sold for about $2 a barrel. About four such barrels <8> equal about one ton of coal which is sold for a lit'le more. And Amcr:c"il rendual oil has to compete with this price, too. Fors Seek Tariff Some foes of the imported oil want this government to raise the tariff on it. thus forcing up the "rice and ma.kini; it Ir-.w a conipell- t"r for American oil and coal. The importers araue I'int, im- norts are necessary to fill needs ''ere. that a certain 'amount of this imported oil always was necessary anyway. They protest as>atet re- st-'"tif>iis on imports, of course. S"me of the arguments about restrictions on Imported oil go like this: 1. Tills country has to conscive its oil supplies, and Importing from other countries helps do that. 2. But -if the competition from the imports forces some of the independents to shut down, this country in an emergency, like war, will be just that much less ready to turn out all of its own oil it needs. 3- If the imported oil was cut down by I.-HV some way, \vonld the American oil prices be kited, once the sharp comnetilion, which forces prices down, was gone? 4. And what of coal? In the long run. would a reduction in the imported oil help the coal industry? Or is it really a dying Industry, doomed anyway to yield year by year to il, whether American or imported? 5 But American Industry and workers need protection against cheap foreign conditions if this country's standard of living is to be maintained. ROOFTOP HAVEN—All the comforts ol home are staked out on this garage roof in the Wildwood-Ft. Garry area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, but the owner isn't enjoying them. Forewarned that the flooding Red River would overrun his home, the owner took this desperate step to save his furnishings. CHOOSE THE BEST. ^S COLD FUR'% •~ STORAGE S TO PROTECT YOUR FURS & WOOLENS The finest protection at the lowest rates in lily- theville. As a member of (he Certified Cold Fur Storage Association we can guarantee you positive profcclion for your furs and woolens ... insurance against fire, [heft, moths, mildew, etc. Yes, jjet the best storage. Call IHylhcvillo l.auntiry . . . -Ml8 ... for prompt pickup service. PHONE 4418 ' BLYTHEVILLE STEAM LAUNDRY-CLEANERS JJLYTTTEVTLLE f.ARK.) COURIER NEWS WED SO THEY WON'T BE PARTKII-Mr! were wed at Winnipeg just about ii month be-fore they had actually planned (Me big event,. When they heard that they might be separated on evacuation and that it might be some time .before they could be together again they decided to get married immediately. The services took place in St. Boniface Basilica not over a block away from the flooding Red River. Here they are shown standing on a dike holding the Red River, which had speeded their wedding iilans. (AP Wlrcuholo). Mine Toll Reaches 71 GELSENKIRCHEN, 'Germany, May 22. (/iv-The death toll victTmf d^^rinrthe'nighT 1 '' 051011 ™" l ° " ^ " S Cight m ° re m inersTre a n3 a t U expectedto i h!r " -""<" ° f ** renlataln « 22 ***** vieH CHy t ° f ?! dals ' na<ie 1>llms toda V r ° r mass funeral services for victims of the under ground blast accnmuHMf ""? '"T" UlC b ' DSt '" " le D a>'">««* mine on an accumulation of gas known us firedamp. p,,h Ga > ' Cst , ivili ' s l*»» n ed to mark the 500th anniversary of this ''' 0 ^ "" " ^"" "" 439 LUXORA NEWS By Sirs. G. C. Driver The Luxora Book Club met Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. John Ford, with 18 members and one visitor present. A short business meeting was presided over by Mrs. T. D. Wilkins. Mrs. Auten Chit-wood reviewed "Interrupted Melody" by Margie Lawrence, after which the hostess served a dessert course. Mrs. W. D. McClurkin and daughter of Nashville. Tenn., spent last week visiting Mrs. McChnkin's parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. C. P. Powell. Miss Marilyn Owen, student nurse at St. Vincent's Infirmary, Little Rock, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs, Julia Owen, an<i family. Miss Wade McHenry, who attends Miss Hutchinson's school in Memphis, was the weekend guest of her mother, Mrs. R. I,. Houck.-and family. Mr. and Mrs. John Thweatt spent three days this week in Hot Springs attending the District Rotary Convention. John Boswell of Little Rock spent the weekend here as the guest of Mi?s Jean Owen. Mrs. A. B. Bradley and Mrs. Leonard Ellison honored Mrs. Auten Chitwood with a stork shower Saturday afternoon at Mrs. Ellison's country home. Twenty guests were present for games of bridge, with high scores being won by Mrs. Bowen Thompson and Mrs. S. C. Ingram. After gifts were opened by the honorce the hostesses served a dessert course. Mrs. Tye Adams and Mrs. Bowen RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday "MY FOOLISH HEART' with Dana Andrews and Susan Il.-xyward Also Warner News & Short Thompson were Memphis shoppers Wednesday. Mrs. S. Franklin of Moscow, Tenn., is visiting her sister. Mrs Sue M. Brown. Luxorans visiting the Memphis Cotton Carnival last weekend included Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Driver and children. Tye Adams, ami Misses Billle Sue Clnrk, Mae Clark, Marilyn Meadows, Mary Ann Bourland, Jean Warren and Shirley Watson. The Pidells Class of the First Baptist Church .were, guests of Mrs. Champ Meadows at her home Mon- dny night for their monthly biisl- ners meeting and social. Mrs. Tye Adams was co-hostess. Eight members and one guest were present. Mrs. Meadows gave the devotional and Mrs. Julia Owen gave an Interesting Bible study of the hook of Genesis. After a social hour, the hostess served a dessert course. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wood left Sunday lor Smnckover, Ark., w.'icre they will attend graduation functions of the high school three where their niece. Miss Martha Claire Terry, is a member of the gradual ing class. NEW Bo* Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturdays & Sandsjs Mat.-Sun. 1 p.m. ConL Showinj Manila, Ark. Monday WHEN WILLIE COMES MARCHING HOME" with Dan Dallcy and Corinnc Calvct Also Shorts Tuesday "BODY HOLD" with William Tarkcr Also Shorts Cooled by Refrigeration Last Time Today "THREE CAME HOME' A Tremendous True Experience— Featured in Header's Digest— Starring Claurtcttc Colbert Monday "COLORADO TERRITORY" VIRGINIA MAYO JOEL McCREA Tuesday • BARGAIN NITE I -AM, TICKETS loo "ZAMBA" with Jon Hall •reak Tornado 3/osfs Valleys Near London PAGEFIVB LONDON. May 22. W)— A fr<<nk twisted through three vnl- h of London yesterday ornndo cys noi eavin Inge n esgs. The a rest torms ivos. O Irl, w rowiii The lines -• Tha lalf mroo: Terren lootii Da in Biic lade JnslR' he The lUZR rom n yeseray persons homeless In one e nlonc and plastering the ith hailstones as big as chlck s. .-rimdo — one of Britain's weather disturbances — cll- a day of sharp lightning that claimed at leasl three me victim, an eight-yeir-olrt as swept from a jeep and d by a flash flood, tornado dipped lo earth three " Its 23-mile course between >mes and Ouse niver valley, ne 'homes in Its path were ed and trees were uprooted, itlal rains sent (lie Oiiso ig its banks In Bedfordshire inge was greatest In the ughamshire villages of Lln- and Wendover. Some 500 of sde's 3.000 population spent ight in the homes of rescuers, adjoining town of I^lghlou .. also suffered heavy damage the twister. ckingh nigh e rd Army Develops Air Rocket NEW YORK, May 22. Wl—The \rrny has a new anti-aircraft rock- it winch will fire 12 miles In the .ii and will be capable of deslroy- ng attacking planes, chief of staff T . Lawton Collins said yesterday. Gen. Collins said In a radio inter- lew that the new weapon still b n the testing stage. He did not cveal details. v The rocket Is called "Lokl." nnd en. Collins noted that Lokl was he God of Norse mythology who vas supposed to release the hosts 'f Hades. "That." Collins declared, "is ex- ictly what we Intend to do if any me ever attacks the United Stales." The radio Interview was transcribed for the Columbia Broadcasting System's "People's Plat- 'orrn" program. C.A.R. Sees Tourists As CoJd War Weapon PASADENA, Calif.—(/Pj—Harold ones, a member of the Civil Acro- lautics Board, believes that "if passenger air travel were possible today letwecn Russia and the United States. Stalin would not have much chance with his dictatorship." 'With 100,000 Americans touring Russia, Stalin would have a hard time convincing people that the FBI was shooting victims on the streets of New York," Jones said In an in- ;ervicw. Hula Girls in His Garage, But His Carhie's for Kids Veat Idea for Packaging Dishing Worms Found LANARK. III.— (in— Don Buss has come up with a neat idea for pack- ipin? fishing worms. He's putllnj them on the market In transparent plastic ba«s Inside each bag are 38 to 12 angle worms In a bedding nnde of a cellulose mixture. "The worms will keep nicely for six months." says Buss, who has been In the bait business for five years. He also plnns to sell the bedding In boxes of five pounds or more. "Kids can gather night crawlers in wet weather, put them In the ddiiiK and sell them later," he vs. "The average kid can pick up 200 or more an hour. KENNETH WAGUNSEI,I,KK: Now lie's working on a roller coaster. !!>• NEA Service OMAHA. Neb.—(NEA)—If a kid's smile of happiness could be measured in cold cash. Kenneth Wag- ensellcr would be America's richest carnival operator. But everything is free at Kcnney's eight sideshows, seven rides and 13 concessions. The long winter Is over, and other shows from the big Ringling Bros, clown to the little "carnles." have headed north to reap their spring harvest. Not Wagcnscller. He's been going strong all winter, nnd Is on his IHh year as boss of the lot. Weather doesn't stymie Wngen- scller. His entire carnival is houset tn an 8 x 12 foot space in his enrage. And he can say. "1 made it al myself." More IJiui! 10 years ngo, Wngcn seller decided to spend most of hi: spare time building a complete miniature carnival. He began delving deep into the mysteries of gear rations, air-cooling of motors, and amusement show management. Most of the 14 mechanical features, such as Ihe two Ferris wheels and the merry-go-round, are powered by motors from discarded elec- trical appliances. * • » \Vlicn patrons enter, he gets the show under way by switching on a myriad of small varicolored electric lichts. The "whip" begins to crack, tiny racing ears roll, the merry-go-round whirls to calliope music comSnj; from a concealed phomiRrnrih record, and the Ferris wheels turn majestically. Even Ihe hula dancers and the dog-and-pony shows co Into their acts as the spectators crane their necks. Designer - builder - owner-operator Wiipensoller's carnival also Includes an athletic show. Leaping Lena shoolini- nailery, MJIKO game and hot dos; stand. Twenty-six trucks and trailers stand ready to transport Ihe show to Its next stop. Dreaming of a new and bigger show. Wagenscller plans a whole miniature amusement park. "I even have the roller coaster figured out." he says, "except for a special switch to slow the cars down as they come over that second hump." Km wirnini I'wt M gI 7 ny b ° ""("ro'e !>«il< sl 'i'." >d : c 'i 11 ' nml re* "woianfa „,„),„ i 01 "? llcl P« relievo PseSSgs fcs^dl?^ y ^ ««r/«tiH **»^-»»ZK" &' &§adacol Helps Betty Lou Lobb Who Was Sick and sultcrcil iiomach distress due to vitamin H, ami |1 21 iron and niaciu deficiencies Eetty Lou- Lpbb, beauteous Okla- hcmm City girl, wsiuts her experience With IMDACOL made public Lo help others. She writes: "I was run- d own, suffer eel stomach distress and had no npne- tltc. Nothing seemed to help. I heard about the wonderful results IMDACOL had been bringing to my friends. Soon I was feeling much better, bail no more stomach dis- tress—WHS no longer nervous." Note: HAIUCOL is the amazing new medicine which Is being rocom- incnded by many doctors. Treats tha CAUSE of indigestion, ga-% heartburn constipation, nervousness, a general run-down condition dite to deficiencies of vitamins B> and B?, iron and niaeln. And so important —continued use of IIADACOL helps prevent the rccu.-reuce of such miseries Trlnl size, only SI.25. Large family or hospital size, $3.50. COME TO THE El FROZEN FOOD DEMONSTRATION BLYTHEVILLE WOMAN'S CLUB-TUESDAY, MAY 23] "30 P M ^'" ^'" nle Norwoorf, home economist for the International- Haryester Co., w/// be here to demonstrate the home freezers. SEE ihe newest, quickest, most economical, eaiieit method of home food preservation . . . demonstrated by a professional home economist who will an- twee all your questions. SEE, how the latest packaging materials and methods make home freezing easier and more economical than ever before— enabling you to enjoy your favorite dishes all year arouttd, tvilb less effort and al less cost, SEE how modern processes which you can easily follow, make it possible to freeze and store hundreds of pounds of food right at home— bringing you hours upon hours oj leisure for things you've always wanted lo do but neixr bail the lime, IKTCRNA1IOXAL HARVESTER WORLD'S FREIZERS REFRESHMENTS SERVED SEE HOW TO SAVE FOOD, WORK, TIME AND MONEY - THE EASY WAY ! INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER FREEZERS 312 South 2nd. Phone 6863

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