The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 24, 1950
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TTEIWTCSDAY, MAT 24, 1050 BUYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS »AGE FTVB Western Europe Moving Toward Free Trade Payment Union. • Starts July 1; Details on Way PARIS, May 24. (tf 1 )—Western Europe takes ils biggest step toward postwar free trade on July 1. On that date, Marshall Plan experts announced yesterday, the new European payments union will go into effect. The union will set up a currency pool aimed at freeing trade n Europe's borders from the r basis which lias strait- jacketed it since the war. Officials of the Organization for European Economic Recovery which administers the Marshall Plan, said details of the program still are being worked out. But main dcctsons have been made, they declared, permitting the union to start working at the end of June. Ministers to Check Ministers representing the Marshall Plan countries will check on progress of the preparations at meetings June 2 and June 20. With no common currency pool heretofore, Western Europe's countries have been restricted in their purchases to buying from countries to which they sold. The new union will permit a swapping of credits. Italy, for example, may have Dutch guilders but nr> French francs. If she wants to buy from France, she may use her guilders in the pool to get francs which another nation 1ms turned in. The pool will funnel the guilders on to some prospective customer of the Netherlands. Exceptions Made A special exception ha.s been made to protect the British pound, the medium for about half the world's trade. Pounds will still be spent outside the sterling area—made up principally of the British commonwealth countries—only with special British permission. Otherwise Bri,.^An might li«ve lo redeem them in ^•lars, of which she is short. "-Pounds held by any nation also may be held in reserve for future purchases in the sterling area. Other European currency credits will be turned in to the common fund regularly for monthly or quarterly balancing up. Deficits to Be Watched Excessive trade deficits by most countries will be guarded against. Except in special cases, any country importing niore than she can hope to pay for in trade will have to make up at least part of the difference from her usually-scarce dollar and gold stocks. Such countries as Greece and Turkey, however, will get special treatment. The West wants to bciilc up both, Turkey because she is backward industrially, Greece because her economy is warped by the civil var. i -Such countries will be allowed unusually large deficits. U. S. funds through the Marshall' Plan will underwrite the disparity. Marshal Trolley Hits Bus Killing 7; 43 Hurt Double-Decker Is Overturned During Morning Rush Hour GLASGOW, Scotland, May 24. tip, —A speeding trolley crashed into an overturned double-decker uus, kill- NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD—"Take a letler, dear, and gel it light," says S^t. William Rea to his "stenographer," Sgl. Barbara Rea- "Yes, dear," answers Sgt. Barbara, "but be careful about pulling your rank. Wc'IJ be home after a while, you know." This might be the conversation that takes place as Ihe two Air Force reserve sergeants—who happen lo be husband and \vife in civilian life—go aboul Ihcir administrative work during summer training at Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif. Subpena to Be Asked In Army Finance Hearing WASHINGTON, May 24. W)— The House will be askert to svtbponn Sally Dewey, a key witness in the investigation of alleged communism and irregularities at the Army finance center in St. Louis. Mrs. Dewey, a former employe at the center, declined yesterday an Invitation to testify before a House armed services .subcommittee holding public hearings on military phases of operations at the center. Chairman Kilday (D-Tcx) of the subcommittee said the House will be asked to give "us subpcna power and expense money to bring Mrs. Dewey here," Kilday said, Removed from tec, lettuce loses 22% of its vitamin content in eight hours. N Plan funds from a special 5600,000,000 grant in the Inst European aid bill also will provide starting capital for tlie European payments union. Democrats See Death oi Rent Control Soon WASHINGTON, May 24. W> — Some top administration Dcmo- crnls doubt that federal rent, ceilings — Insl of the major wnr-lin- l>oseri controls — cat: bo continued for another year. One told newsmen today that n check of House members indicated that the vote tn that body will be, and that the House may reject, even n local option bill that would continue rent ceilings only in cities that vote to keep them. He asked not to be identified by name. ng seven persons and injuring 43 Meanwhile, the House Republican icrc today. Policy Committee met, discussed The bus, loaded with work-bound " lc rcnt t)i "' aiut took "° slnll[l >eop!e, overturned in the path of on "• lie trolley at the height of the Hep. uorning rush hour. The trolley, also crowded, crashed through the roof if the bus and Imbedded itself he celling of the lower deck. A girl, auuut 17 years old, and six men were killed. Twelve of those injured were reported In a serious condition. "The bus went over on Its sittc with a crash," said Alec Carmlch- ael, one of the uninjured passengers on the lowei deck of the bus. Thrown Like Ninepins "The passengers were thrown about like ninepins. ''Almost immediately there was another violent crash ns the tram (trolley) plowed Into the bus roof. I .sard screams cumins from the upper deck and the crunch of twisting and breaking glass and metal work. Wolcotl of Michigan, sen LEAR ior House Banking Committee Republican, snld controls nt the federal level no longer nrc necessary, and he predicted Hie rent bill will be defeated. A vote may not come until mid-June, By action of stale or locnl authorities, controls will be ouL completely (n 10 slnles ns ol June 30 and ceilings \vould be in effect. only In snots in 26 other states, Wolcott snld. Payroll Increase Reported in April WASHINGTON. May 24 — t/P)— The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that more than half a million workers were added to j industrial and commercial payrolls "Then just above my head I was I between mld-MnrcJi and mid-April, FFA Convention Delegates Picked The 23rd annual state convention of the Arkansas Association of Fu lure Farmers of America will be held at Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Monday through Wed nesday of next, week, and three members have been named to represent the Blythevllle chapter at the meeting. Freeman Robinson, vocational agriculture instructor at Blythevllle High School, will accompany the representatives. The FP.A, members to attend arc: Bob Berry, Thomas Holder and John Horu- berger. Convention highlights will Include j state public speaking and state parliamentary contests, election and installation of officers, and the outlining oC activities for next year. It is expected that about 600 delegates, representing 275 chapters, will attend. horrified to see the driving cabin of the tram car pierce through the ceiling of the lower deck." Doctors and nurses gave morphine to the injured, sobbing and screaming in the ruins, while workmen burned awav the tangled steel with oxyacetylenc burners to get them free. Most of the dead and injured were on the second deck. Hundreds Watch Hundreds of horrified onlookers helped in the rescue and treatment of the passengers before police cordoned off the area. A priest hurried from a nearby Roman Catholic Church to administer last sacraments in the wreckage. The bus driver groped out of his smashed cab and tried to tear open the sides of the bus with his bare hands to free the Injured. Blankets and mattresses were laid in the streets to m ake temporary beds for the injured. A fleet of ambulances from nearby hospitals was rushed to the scene. The bureau said that about 800,000 jobs \verc added to the work force In the two months ended April 15--not including the return of striking workers. Last year in the same period, employment declined by 100,000. A total of 42,800.000 workers i these noti-agricullvuvil and uon- military jobs was deported this year, approximately the level of April 1G49. Unemplos'ment dropped substantially (or the second successive month. II declined to 3.500,000 Ir April from 4.1CO.OOO in March, the Census Bureau re[x>rtcd. (Continued from Page 1> to prepare their defenses, Suggest Japan as Ally General Lear suggested the training of "millions of fighting men in Japan" as a huge ground force. "They arc on our side now," he said. "They will stay on onr side If we. keep tiie jap navy to what is now —nothing." To further the struggle to maintain freedom, Americans nuist keep internal affairs "clean and healthy" in towns and communities he declared, ire called on doctors and Legionnaires to do this. Doctors arc close to the people and the American Legion has great influence, he said. However, lie warned, doctors must not spend loo much time "gelling rich" and the Legion ttwi much time In building "ils organization at the expense o! other things." Criticizing cxccslve federal ex- pcndilurcs for hospitals, Genera Lear .said the government is s|>end- inj? $7,000.01X1 on veterans hospital; and ihc Veterans Administration. Filled Will, N'on-Scrvlcc Cases "At the same lime, two-thirds o: he veterans hospital beds available oday are filled with non-sevvice lonneeted disability cases," In many cases. Ihis figure runs as high a^ 80 per cent, he said. "Yet we are asking for more hospitals. He nlsx> said "Often I thing po- itieians will offer anything to eel ,'Otes." Including, he said, such .lungs as "free" medical crvrc. "Sometimes," he a.sserlcd. "I think .he American people are Just plain dumb." To educate people on current governmental affairs, he said. "2,000 persons in Memphis have banded together to form the Committee lor Constitutional Government," The clmmiltee hopes, General Around half of U.S. .ihrimp is sent to market on ice. Owners of B/ythevi/fe Firm Purchase Dairy CHICAGO, May 24—City Products Corporation of Chicago, parent firn of Midwest Dairy Products Co. of Blytheville, has expanded its elair; division by purchasing the Jcrscj Gold Dairies of Shrevcport, La., i was announced here today by \Vil Ham J. Sinek, president of City Products Corp. explained, "to enlighten the yesterday rank ami file of the citizenry on the try Club, evils of socialism." 1'ralscs Doctors' Service In recounting portions of the last war, General Lear praised the "marvelous service rendered by the medical profession (luring the war." General Lear was introduced by Oscar Femltcr, Hlythcville attorney nnd member of the Legion post here. Accompanying the general on his visit here was Joe bumpkin, executive secretary of the Memphis Committee for Constitutional Government. Mr. Lu tuple in explained that Ihe committee was formed to oppose communism and especially socialism. "We arc as.iitul 'pattiuaUsin' In government/' he said. Paternalistic government lead, 1 ; to control of many by a few, he said, and asserted out that neither the British nor the Russians, ever freely voter! for socialism. The jivy.sktam meeting hove yesterday heard papers rend by the following Vamlei'hilt University School of Medicine faculty members; nr. l,. Koenitj, instructor In jirdiatrlrs; Dr. I- 1 . T. Hillings, assistant professor of medicine; Dr. Burton McSwjun, associate pofessor ol surgery; atid Dr. G. W, Hudson, assistant professor of radiology. riiutiuiirisl Speaks Herbert W. Parker of Jonesboro last president, of the State Pharm- Hoard spoke on "Pharmacy Socialized Medicine.' The visiting doctors were wcl- •omeci by Dr, Eldon Falrley of Wll on, president- of the Mlssi.sslpp bounty Medical Society. Dr. F. E Utlcy of niylhcville, president he First councilor District Mcdlca Society, gave the response. , Dr. L. D. Massey of Osceola Intro duceri the speakers, Wives of inc Mississippi County Medical Society members entertain cd visiting doctors' wives at a le; yesterday afternoon at th» Coun- NEW Hoi Opens Week Days 1:90 p.m. LMaliucc Saturdays & Sunday* Mai.-Sun. 1 p.m. Coiil. Showing Manila, Ark. WE BUY AND SELL USED & NEW FURNITURE PHONE 2112 Wednesday & Thursday Since You Went Away" with Joseph Collen Also Shorts Wednesday & Thursday BLOOD ON THE MOON' Robert Mtlchum Barbara Bel Gedd« Kobcrt Preston RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark; Wednesday & Thursday 'SO PROUDLY Wl HAIL' wHh Claudelle Colbtri, FauletU Goddard • nd Veronica Lake News & Short* All Steel Lawn Chairs Red-Yellow-Green All Colors, Al! 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