The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 28, 1954
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1954 President Raises Tariff on Watches WASHINGTON (A?) — President Eisenhower has raised the tariff on many watches manufactured abroad but a spokesman for U. S. "watchmakers says most Americans will still buy Swiss imports. •The President's decision nonetheless was received "with pleasure by the domestic indusiry and criticized from other quarters. Swiss Minister Charles Srugg- mann said ii dealt a "serious blow" to his country's relations with the United States. He said the step hadn't been anticipated from a friendly government. Effective Today Eisenhower announced the first major tariff boost of his administration late yesterday. Effective today except on shipments already in transit and cleared through customs by Aug. 26, it hikes the duty as much as 50 per cent oh watches with no jewels or no more than 17 jewels. The effect will be to raise imported watch prices $3.50 to S5. The Federal Tariff Commission had recommended the increase. It said heavy* imports were hurting the American industry. The White House, said raising tariffs also would keep the industry in shape to produce watch movements and other precision devices "necessary for national defense." Paul F. Mickey, vice president of the American Watch Manufacturers Assn., said the tariff in- I crease gives American producers "a chance to survive" in the face of a flood of Swiss watches that has "literally strangled our industry," He said the boost still wouldn't equalize costs and predicted Swiss ! imports "will continue to supply the majority of the American market." On the other hand, CIO President Walter Reuther labeled the move "tragic" and said it would antagonize "countries whose friendship we seek." Bobo Waits, Rockefeller Meets Son Veteran Seeks Aid to Rejoin Wife and Baby Left in Germany 1947 '45 '49 '50 '52 '53 '54 BIG PJLE—Above Newschart traces personal income in the U. S. from 1947 to the present. In 1947 it was $191 billion, jumped to S209.5 billion in 1948, but dropped to $205.9 billion in" 1949. Since then it rose to an all-time high of 284.5 in 1953. During the first third of 1954 personal income leveled to $282 billion. Data from U. S. Department of Commerce. KING WHISKERS —Postman .William Welch, 32, of Kewanee, I1L, appears very proud of his bushy beard which won him the title, "Kjng of the Kewanee Centennial" According to the jury of three women, Bill had the handsomest whisk- [crs among the 200 contestanfs. RENO (^ — Five-year-old Winthrop Rockefeller Jr. will get acquainted with his millionaire father while his mother, Bobo, waits for her Nevada divorce. Winnie — whose father hadn't seen him .since 1950 — swam and played with the 42-year-old oil tycoon yesterday Bobo termed, it the first of "a period of introductory visits." Rockefeller • flew secretly to Reno Monday for the first time since agreeing to a 572-million- dollar divorce settlement with his wife last month. Bobo, a coal miner's daughter, reached the million- dollar bracket with the aid of two society marriages. She was not with young Winthrop when he met his father yesterday. She said: "One of the things I insisted upon in our divorce agreement was a period of introduction to his son. I'm afraid he wouldn't even know the child if this wasn't done. '•'He has to know his own son." Under the agreement Bobo gets complete custody of the boy but Rockefeller, she said, will have at least eight visits with him while she sits out the required six weeks Nevada residence. After the divorce Rockefeller will have visiting rights. Bobo's residence will be fulfilled the first week in August, but she told newsmen she was in no hurry to file for divorce. JOINER NEWS The real name of Tom Thumb, perhaps the most famous midget who has ever lived, was Charles Sherwood Stratton. Stratton was a true midget, not a dwarf. He was born at Bridgeport, Conn., in 1838. Mrs. Edward Ashburn was honored with a stork shower at the drive-inn on Friday night. Hostesses were Mrs. J. H. Pelts, Mrs. Howard Felts and Mrs. G. R. Haskett. Mrs. Sam Weiss and Mrs. E. E. Cissell won prizes in the games. A salad plate and drinks were served by the hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. George Burt have been on a visit to New Mexico, where their son, Eugene Burt, now lives. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Neal of El Dorado were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Seymour. The Rev. and Mrs. E. E. Stevenson are away on their vacation. There will be no services at the Methodist Church next Sunday but Sunday School will be held. The Baptist Church at Joiner is installing an air conditioner that will serve the entire church including Educational building. They are also having a series of 12 films on the Life of Paul each Wednesday night at the church. Several irrigation wells have already been put in use here. A. L. Billing had a 12-inch well started this week on his farm near Bassett. Mrs. Nan Rushing is on a vacation at Hot Springs for two weeks Her son, Sam Roy, and wife, Wanda, are taking care of the store while she is away. Several people from this community attended the funeral of Mrs. Tom Ned Garey held at West Memphis Saturday. She had been BALTIMORE WV-A 29-year-old North Carolina veteran, forced by red tape to leave the girl he loves and his baby son behind him in Germany, sought today to raise enough money so he can rejoin them. Leroy F. Harris poured out his story here today in a letter to the Baltimore Sun asking for "advice, publicity or help of any other kind." Harris was discharged from the Army last November after three years of occupation duty in Germany. There, he met and fell in love^ with Barbara, a Hungarian girl who with her family had been evacuated from their Budapest home by the Russians in 1946 and sent to West Germany. Diff -Ities Several months after their meeting in 1950, Harris applied for military permission to marry Barbara. He volunteered for a one- year extension of his overseas tour of duty. Then he discovered that his application to marry could be submitted' no earlier than nine months prior to his discharge. He reapplied and was told his fiancee must submit a birth certificate signed, sealed and issued by the proper authorities in the Bagged Head The body of Sir Walter Raleigh was buried in St. Margaret's church. London. The head was embalmed and kept in a leather bag by his widow as long as she lived. What became of it after it was inherited by her son is not known. ill for some time and died suddenly at her home Wednesday night. Mrs. Jack Brown and children have joined her husband at Orange, Texas, after visiting relatives here for a month. Mrs. Brown is the former Miss Joy Hughen. He is a warrant officer in the Navy. They will be in Orange for the next four months. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Garey and children have returned from a two weeks vacation at Rockaway Beach in Missouri. Mrs. L. C. Gaty and granddaughter, Evelyn Musick, of Bassett, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Gregory at North Hollywood, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Auborn Higgins and Edward Cain spent a week end at the Boy Scout camp at Hardy and brought the 15 boys of the Joiner troop home. Bobby Wright left Monday to visit his grandmother, Mrs. Harve Eudy, of Fulton, Ky. •** r Get fast, soothing relitf with PERCY MEDICINE Air Con oners CLOSEOUT 1954 MODEL ONE-TON YORKWINDOWUNIT Regular $459.00 (Nationally Advertised List Price)-SAVE $129 (Plus Installation) N. F. MARSHALL — FRANK WESTALL — J, T. STALCUP 112 S. Fifth St. Co. Phone 2-2993 place or city of her birth. Requests to officials of Hungary, now a satellite country, went unanswered. Harris said he filed a statement of paternity with 1 the U. S. consul after the child was born in Febru- t*y 1953 and began looking for civilian employment. But arrangements to receive his discharge in Germany were rejected. Back in the United States, he decided to wait until he had earned enough to take him to Germany and establish him in a job there. But, having no work skill, he found jobs scarce. His present work nets him $33.45 a week. "I seem as far from it as I was when I came to Baltimore," | he saia. Warren O. Harding was the first President of the United States to broadcast a radio speech, la 1923. PRE-MARKET SALE On Blouses Thursday & Friday Only Jh <J HOTEL NOBLE BUILDING AN EXTENSION TELEPHONE takes the sick out of the sickroom When the bedroom "becomes a sickroom, an extension telephone beside the bed keeps contact with the world outside. It provides comfort and diversion for the convalescent. It's a quick, dependable way to call for help in emergencies. And every night of the year, a bedside extension telephone gives you greater security and peace of mind during the hours you sleep. It's good to know your telephone is always near you, always ready to serve you instantly if you should need it Whenever .. . . wherever you use an extension telephone, it saves time and steps .. . doubles the comfort and convenience of your telephone service. And, it's so inexpensive, AN EXTENSION TELEPHONE COSTS ONLY $1 A MONTH! Just fill out, clip and mail this handy coupon, now. Or, telephone the business office. In a few days, a telephone serviceman will call to install your extension. That's all there is to it. So order NOW! MAIL THIS COUPON TODAY1 Please install on extension telephone "m my home. I would like to have a Telephone company representative call to arrange the most convenient time of installation for me. 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