The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1950 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 28, 1950
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1950 Grim Statistics Reflect State's 1950 Weather LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 28. (AP) — The story of Arkansas' weather in 1950 is rcdccUNbln these grim statIstlcs: ,is fatalities due to wind- F.stonns, floods and cold and property damage estimated In the millions of dollars. In addition, thousand were routed from their homes for temporary periods during the flood season. The weather man turned the faucet on a great deal during the year and while it - was costly to growers to sonic crops, It. aided others and kept down the summer heat. Tire state's temperature, the U.S. Weather station in Little Rock reported, ranged from seven degrees below *cro to 102 above. Arkansas didn't experience a disastrous tornado, such as it has in the past, but there were u number of lesser stonns that dealt death and damage. The death toll from winds was held to five. Floods accounted for eleven dentils and cold weather was the direct or indirect cause of two more. In addition to floods and protracted precipitation, "frost and hail were other crop killers. ^ i'arly Snow. Snow came early this month aiid measured up to five inches in the north. The year's lowest temperature was seven degrees below zero, recorded at Fnycttevillc, Dec.'l. The highest reading of the year —102 degrees—was recorded at Blytheville in June and again at Magnolia in August. The early co!ri snap that reached the proportions of a blizzard, resulted in one man freezing to death and another slipping on the ice nnd suffering a fatal injury. The year sUirtcd out with severe Ice storms in the north and north- central portions of the state. Utility lines were hard hit and damage was estimated at $500,000. A windstorm resulted in one death and injury to another person at Cove, Jan. 13. Continued rain caused floods in January and February and on Jan. 14. Governor McMath called out the National Guard to evacuate families and set up temporary shelter. Four persons drowned duriiuj January and property damage began soaring. Hail Causes Damage Hail stonns came in February and caused further damage. Floods continued and mans 1 roads were closed for a time. By the middle of February some 20.C03 persons were listed as refugees from high water and several more persons had perished. Flood.? began receding in March. The Highway Department estimated the damage to culverts, roads and bridges alone amounted to several millions of dollars. In-March, a sailor was injured fatally at Helena when a high wind blew a tree across a barge and on March 20. a twister swirled through Little Rock, causing an estimated 5500,000 damage. Nobody was killed, but seven persons were hurt. The same storm injured 15 persons and caused $150.000 prqpcrty loss in Wcodruff County. On April 2, a woman was killed and her husband - injured by a twister at Tuckerman. Lightning killed a man at England Aug. 8. To most folks, the weather in 1950 will be remembered for rain. It was more than usual, but. it wasn't the wettest year Arkansas ever experienced. Only 62.7S inches of rain fell this year; in -1027, a 60.40 inch rainfall was recorded. Cutbacks and Layoffs Pile Up In Peace-to-War Industry Lag Hy SAM DAWSOX NEW YORK. Dec. £8. tfl'l— Cutbacks in output and layoffs of workers piled up today. But as the production of civilian goods begins to slow down, defense orders ixmr forth In p.n ever greater volume. Industrial expansion . plans, announced today, foreshadow •an ever-swelling rate of production -for the nation: 1—to make war materials in the months and maybe years ahead; and 2--to make civilian goods in the distant and happier future when the threat to national security is licked. Let's look at the long list of slowdowns, defense orders, and expan- ^fiion plans in this -one day's packet ;of news. ''-' Material shortages has put production of 1051 mode] Plymouth!! on a day-to-day basis, R. C. Som- crville, general sales manager, tells New York dealers. Plans to introduce the new cars Jan. 13 may have to be delayed, he says. Slmlebakcr Cuts Production Studcbaker is cutting back production by 20 per cent next month because of restrictions on civilian use of defense materials. Nash-Kclvinalor is cutting its January schedule by 25 per cent and laying off -1.500 employes. Earlier, Pord laid off 50,000 temporarily because of materials shortages. But defense orders are pouring in and should soon take up the slack. Willys-Overland has a SG5 million order for Army jeeps, olds- rnobile lauds the ninth defense order for the General Motors family --this one to make rockets for the new super-bazooka. Mullins Manufacturing Corp.. will make $4 million worth of mortar shells, and spend 5300,000 getting its Warren. Ohio, plant ready for the job. New -Blcel Plant Fniehaut Trailer Co. will make 35,000 cargo trailers for the armed services. Yoder Co. of Cleveland ^will make nearly S5 million worth of artillery shells. Hoover Co. of Canton. Ohio, gets an order for rocket fuses; Geometric Stamping Co. of Cleveland, will turn out mine fuses; Defiance Automatic Screw Co.. has an artillery fuse order; and Ekco Products of Massillon. Ohio, an order for cartridge caser. Avco Manufacturing Corp. has $50 million in orders for various aviation parts.,Ohio Steel Founrfar.v Co. will make $1 million worth of Breech rings for guns at its Lima. Ohio, plant. Expansion plan announcements also dot the day's news. The National Securities Board approves rapid tax write-offs for 32 expansion prrijncts planned by '.'ft corn- panics at a total cos! of around $54-1 million. Umlctl stale? Steel tops Hie list with word that in the spring it will start its S35i million plan! at Morrisvillc, Pa., opposite Trenton. N. J. As first planned the plant would turn out only 700.000 Ions jjif steel ingots a year. Since Korea. Who company has revamped its plans—Ihc plant will now have a capacity of 1.800.000 tons. Japs' Premier Opposes Arming TOKYO, Dec. 28. M') — Prime Minister Shlgeru Yoshida said today-he did not consider the danger of a third world war pressing enough to consider rebuilding the Japanese army and navy. Yoshida expressed the opinion that a war of nerves would continue. He told a news conference he did not agree with a suggestion by former premier Hitoshi Ashida that the- government should nr-oare for war. Its constitution forbids Japan having either an army or navy. The Japanese press has been following closely the plans announced at Brussels last- week for rearming Germany. There is a genera! belief here that a west Germany rearmament, program would set a pattern for Japan. ~ Unseasonal Forest Fires A Threat to State Timber LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 28. m— Unseasonal forest fires are threatening Arkansas timberlaud. The Sfatc Forestry Department reported that 06 fires broke out- yesterday. Several hundred acres of timber was burned over. Around 2.200 acres was burned over Mon- dany and Tuesday. The Department, pointing out tliat fires customarily occur mainly in the spring and fall rather than in winter, said a general rain or snow was needed. The dry weather "as made it easy for fire to spread BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Kiwanis Officers To Be Installed All 12th Division Club Heads to Take Part in Ceremony Plans of nn installation party (or officers and board members of all Kiwanis Clubs in the 12th Arkansas division were discussed yesterday at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club in Hotel Noble. Tile party, which is an annual affair, win be held in Bl.vtheville next month, but the exact date lias not as yet been set. Graham sudbury, chairman of Ihe committee in charge of pleas for the party, stated that the party probably would be held during the week of Jan. 8. Mr. Sudbury slated lliat newly- elcctcd officers of all Kiwanis Clubs in the mil Arkansas Division, which 'includes Clay, -Randolph. Crnighciiri, Greene and Mississippi Counties, will be installed at special ceremonies during the party. O. E. Knudscn of Blytheville. newly-elected lieutenant governor for the |2th Division, also will be installed. Program for (no affair will include a guest speaker. Mr. Sudbury said, and wives of Kiwanians will lie special guests. A. P. Wilder of Wood Lake, Calif., was a guest at yesterday's meeting. REMINGTON (Continued from page 11 of getting information about the defendant and Intimidating- them. 1 U.S. Attorney Irving H. Saypol said the intimidation charge was "baseless." Mrs. Remington has been the principal government witness since the trial started Tuesday. She said she made Remington pledge loyalty to Communism before she agreed to marry him, and did not love him at the time. Mrs. Remington swore that. Remington had given "lop-secret" Information to an admitted forme. Russian agent, Miss Elizabeth Bcntley. Slcmler, brunette Mrs. Remington testified lyesterday that she had been reluctant to marry Remington. 'U. S. Fighting Man' Is Time's 'Man of the Year' NEW YORK, Dec. 28 Iff-,— "The U.S. fighting man" Is Time Magazine's "Man of 'the Year." The annual selection is reported In the Jan. 1 Issue. The cover bears a portrait of a grim-faced soldier symbolic of all the U.S. armed forces. This is the first time the weekly news magazine chose a symbol, rather than p. specific Individual as the "Man of the Year," PSC Okays Little Rock Transit System Sate LITTLE ROCK, Dec 28 (IF)— The Arkansas Public Service Commission has authorized sale of greater Little Rock's public transportation system. The commission order, issued yesterday, approved sale of common stock of the Capital Transportation Company from Arkansas Power and Light Company to the recently- formeil Courtesy Transit. Company. Sale price was S575.000. Hemlock poison, used as a legal means of execution in ancient Greece, was made from a plant closely related to parsley and car- rols. S 0 N D Ncwschort, above—based on American Iron and Steel Institute h?i' r io r ^ BIVCS tonn = ss , of l locl for in e° ts a nti castings poured during lOaO on a monthly basis. Chart also compares the record year with 1949 when coal and steel strikes in the last quarter ^? P ^i U - C ° d ° U , IPU -- B ' g s "° W5t °™ late in November, 1950, caused loss m production of about 450 million tons Thus 1950 output is expected to be 06.5 million tons, still an all-lime record instead of the 91 million tons previously figured on. U. S, Okays Arms Work in Italy WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 W-Tbe f°M tC M StalCS ls "l™^" to have told the Italian government to "go ahead immediately with plans for manufacturing about $400,000000 worth of arms next year The State Department 'has assured the Italians Informally, officials said, that American financial aid -provided in the European rearma- meut program-will be forthcoming to he p put the Italian production plan into effect. rfr,u he e w Mt nmount of American dollai aid, it was emphasized will depend on hov great a production effort the Italians put forth on their own. SATURDAY is the da The PIG Fiv« City-Dwellers lor Every Farmer /-: Eight Oily-Dwellers lor Every Fanner (Esl.) ,.„..,, - ,. . FARMER — Latest Agriculture Department rhVri i lntll ™ e y°" J" s ' Ciin'l keep 'cm down on Ihe (arm. News- himi'n ,° V t p '. !Ulslrale 5 ttl<! long-range trend, spurred by improved ." -» B -"- ^ q d U lo1eed™he h n aC tlL Wi " 1 "' CS<!> fCWer '" work ' 18 per cent of Ihe population, live on farms compared with 32 million in IS 10. ' Truman to Leave For Bay Cruise WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (/!>)— President Truman will leave on the yacht Winiainsbiirg tomorrow afternoon for a year end cruise on Chesapeake Bay. The White House, announcing this today, said the time of his return has not yet been decided. Mr. Truman will be accompanied by a number of members of ills staff and will work on the State •>! the Union message which he is to deliver to the new Congress, probably next week. Also under preparation Is the President's annual economic report and his budget message. The budget message may not be scnl to Congress until the middle of January. Fox Wins All N. Y. '50 Movie Awards NEW YORK. Dec. 20. M'j—Twen- tieth Century-Pox Films. Inc.. won all awards,of (he New York film critics for outstanding motion pictures achievement during 1050. It was the first time in the 10- year history of the awards, announced yesterday, that all were won by one producer. "All About Eve" «-as selected as the best picture of the year, its star. liclte Davis, was named tbc best actress, and the film's author- director. Joseph L. Miinkicwlcz was voted the best dircclor. Gregory peck's performance In 'Twelve O'clock High," also produced by FOX, received the best actor citation. PAGE THREE Part of Beans In Sikeston Fire Are Saved SIKESTON, Mo.. Dec. 28. (AP) — The Sike.sion cotton Oil Mill Co. was confident today of saving part of some $1.000.000 worth of soybeans from a grain elevator which burned for more -Jinn M hours before the fire was bought under control yesterday. A section of a side of the $!9,000 Mccl elevator iva.s ripped out before the blaze was declared under control lo permit Ihe grain to spill out onto the ground. Part of the huge piles of soybeans was on [he and the burning grain was raked off the undamaged soybeans. Officials of the cjiupany declined to give out an estimate of the as sent to the scene. Freezing temperatures hampered (lie fire fighters. Jet Planes Now Guarding N. Y. and Industrial East MITCHEl, FIELD, N. Y.. Dec. 28. friY—Lightning-rust, nll-wcuther F- 04 jet pintles now me Rimrdlllg New york city and the Industrial cast on n round-the-clock, standby alert. Tills was disclosed yesterday by Ihe Air Force. Tiie Lockheed Interceptors, designed for day-or-night defense a- Kainst enemy botnher.s, are equipped with mdar and devices to give them extra power for combat. They have lop speed of more than 000 mile, an hour and a service celling of more than 45,000 feet. PER CENT Of 1935 39'AVERAGE U39 41 43 1950 John Q. study oJ October n i>S , h " ' lar " Cr " ia " cv ' cr '»- '""""on '" 1^0, as . i) , CP! ", l ' nCnl ° f I ' aboi " s pdce ind « ab °ve 'hows. "• H the index 1m a,, nil-lime high of 174.8-hnving passed th- | . peak of September. lO-IB-aml kept climbing 8 Best gVesiS for Ihe immcdi.itc future is for more inflation. Trade with Reds To Be Probed WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. </)«,— Senator O'Connor m-.Md) said today a Scnnte Inveslimillng subcommittee which he heads plans a broad scale Inquiry m t,, (,.,„(,, | )et weeil 'our s ii|>;:oscil allies" and Iron Cut- lain nations. O'Connor told a reporter his lioal Is "to stop a common enemy from netting essential materials." He said his subcommittee, reconstituted yesterday, may resume public hearings In early January. As a starting point, O'Connor said, he will ask the group to explore reports that "very sizeable shipments of strategic materials have been .shipped from Marsiiall aid countries to ccrlaln iron Curtain countries within the past :iO days—and this five motiltis after tile start of the Korean fightlm;." £. German Steel Works Said Making Red Armi HEHLIN, Dec. 28. W—The official American newspaper, Neue /.citung. claimed today that an East German steel works in Saxony is imimiractiiriiv,' irtillcry parts for the Soviet Army. Communist ,propagandists have claimed for more than a year thai West German factories are producing armaments for the western Powers. Democrat Leader Dies MARSHALL. Texas.. Dec 28 (/P) —Myron G. 'Jtalock. Texas Democratic Pnrly leader who did much to rally Texas to (he support of Presidents Pooscvclt and Truman died today. Tlie 50-year-old attorney died of a heart allack at his Marshall home. look Dt the Typical Delivered Prices on 1950 Buicks "*™^^ MODEL 46D BuickSpEciAl 6-passenger Sedanet wilh de luxe trim MODEL 56* Buick SUPER 6-passenger 2 door Riviera S 2018 2265 00 Opljonol ^qujpmcnl, jiole anj locol taxei, If any acJJilional Pm», „,„„ vary .Ughtly In,, tommunili,!, due lo ,(,!„. ping chars*,. 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