The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 25, 1949
Page 3
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MTRIPAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1949 THE NATION TODAY— Little Man Counts His Blessings Finding Cause for Thanksgiving, Except for News of Communists Uy James ~iS];ulo«* WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. W-Thc little man opened his belt a notch, pushed away his plate full of bare turkey bones, said "aaaahhh" in a satisfied way, and sat down by the radig. There was good Thanksgiving Day news for him. The announcer was just tellin gabout a government report, from Hie federal reserve board, about the money'** Americans were making. The board said total consumer* _^_ Income in this country is 90 per cent BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS higher than In pre-war 1939, although Just a little lower than last year. Americans not only were making good money, the ooard said, they were also willing to spend' It, and toy were spending it. The little tiffin was pleased and contented. Why not? Things were pretty peaceful and going pretty smoothly. He remembered this time last year. There was pretty tight tension between this country ami Russia. Was it last year Or the year before. Anyway. ] that seemed a bit improved today. Pea-efulne*s was .pretty general. Well, not quite. The announcer was talking about the war In China where the Communists were still pushing ahead, gobbling up the country. But to the little mr.r. !n the big chair by the radio China seemed far away. And there haa been fighting in China for years anyway. It was easy to let China ineli out of his mind as he rolled his tongue around, still tasting the gravy and the wonderful cranberry sauce. L?.bor Strife in France But the announcer was saying France was shutting down for 24 hours. Organized workers were striking for a day because they wanted more money: They wanted a boi:\is and they wanted the government to tike the freeze off wages so they could meet rising living costs A whole na'.ion was being brought to a stanriitill. Tile little man shut off the -adio. He could begin to fee! that, slight uneasiness that crept through him every once in a while when lie heard .tit strife, conflict, unrest, insecuri- V-y. His daughter, who had been look- said. "All I know is we're going to :ivc arms to our friends In Europe to stop tlie Communists." "That's what it says here" the daughter snys. "It says we're going to start giving them pretty soon." "Oh. I'd like to soe U," the little man said, forgetting that he didn't want to sec it but only wanted to sit still, feeling warm and fine and re.stcd. Happy Excrpf for Red Menace He read the story and read too the story about the war in China. Away down in that story—somehow it didn't make the headlines—the little man read twice, for the story said: "An indication came from the Communists in Pciping that Heel fighting would be intensified .in surrounding nations as their control over China is broadened and lightened. "Liu-Shao-Chl, one of the three most powerful men in the Red regime, declared In a broadcast speech that "national liberation armies' must be set up In Asian na'.ions controlled by Western •Imperialists.' " That seemed to mean, the little man thought, if it meant anything, that the Communists were frankly announcing they were going to take over Asia. His first thounht was: What can we do? He didn't know. He didn't like to think about it .But if the Communists had nil Asia, all Russia, a',1 Eastern Europe ... I '- He pushed the paper away and said brightly to his daughter: "I hope next Tlianksgivln; PAGE THREE . OX DISPLAY TODAY-Tnc new 1950 I'ontiac went 0.1 display in Blytheville today at Noble Gill I'ontiac, Inc., 120 South Lilly. Shown above is the-Streamliner two-door sedan which may be seen at the local Pontmc agency. In its 1950 series, Pomiac is ottering a choice o( two lines of cars, with six or elglu cylinder engines and Hydra-Matic or synchronies!) transmission. Two More Planes Join Search tor Light Craft FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 25—M>> —Two more planes joined an air search over .parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma today for wreckage of a small civilian ci'aft. Six U.S. Air Force planes flew over a l.GOO .square mile area limiting for the light ship which disappeared Oct. 21 after it left Tulsa, Okla. Pilot of the missing plane was Orville ol Tulsa. His passenger was G. H. Harrington, Houston, Tex. They were en route to Houston. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, comity clerk, Wednesday: LeDcmx E. Maddox and Mrs. Marie Marlene Maddox, both of St. | Louis, Mo Eugene Dunn and Miss Betty Joyce Ball, both of Blythevlllc. \ Fred O Williams and Miss Pearl | J. Proclor, both of Cape Ghardcau, Mo. Thomas Austin and Miss Maxine Henson, both of Blylheville. 2.052,400 paid employes at the end (if September, the Civil Service Commission said today. This was 32.532 less than were on the rolls a month earlier. ur Thanksgivings, are as happy as ing through the papers, said "you The United States government I Control of Sagebrush Being Pushed in U. S. WOODWARD, Okla. — W)— V. S. ranchers have been making bigger profits by killing sagebrush. This vital part of western stories and films Competes with grass, say U.S. Department o' Agriculture experts at tlielr field station here. Sagebrush can be sprayed with 2, 4-D weed killer from planes for aixmt Jj.25 an acre plus the cost of flag men on the ground. Such treat men t kills half to 90 per cent of the sagebrush. About a third of a million acres has been treated so far. Profits on such lands have doubled. Red Birthday Card PRAGUE, Nov.25 —W—A birthday greeting hailing Russia's Prime Minister Stalin us a "shining star" has been ••Igncd by 9.000.000 of Czechoslovakia's 13,000,000 men, women and children, the newspaper Lidove Noviny said today. Stalin will be 70 Dec. 21. 500-Pound Safe Stolen TEXAHKANA, Ark., Nov. 25-'(/T| —A 500-pound safe containing between S3.IK10 and $4.000 was stolen from the Pacific Finance Co. here yesterday. The safe was found several hours laler on a coimtrv road nine miles west of here by duck hunters. Phone 591 INSULATE NOW...AND ayeXWays! fl Save on Rock Wool now " at Wards lower pricel 135 1 big 40-4. bag Save up to 30% on your fuel bills every year I Stop wuifiiiy money bearing the outdoors! Insvtcrte now and save *p to 30% on fuel brfk, s»ay 8-15° cooler in summer, enjoy year 'round comfortl LET WARDS BLOW IN ROCK WOOL FOR QUICK, SURE INSULATION 1 Wordt experts know where ond hov to insoJota lo give ycxr nx»i™u« soving ond comfort! Rod Wool blown fci wjt| reach places otherwise ioac- cossiblej There'j r»o work, trouble, Of borher for ycxi. Your salis- foclion guaranteed! Get Irea estimate now on the whole job <Roci Woo) ond loborll Words prick b lowed Election Bets Pay Off If You Like to Eat NEW YORK — (let— Vic Erclns. Trieste-born chef, has been helping Mew Yorkers pay and collect election bets for 10 years. Winners gel a "Gourmet Special" at his Cabin Brill. Losers watch them eat It. but gel only scanty fare themselves. The special dinners cost the losers $25. They start with 1905 burgundy nnd go on through a four-Inch steak. After 15 other courses they wind up with deep dish roasted banana pie. TAXI Call Ask fur cither white or colored driver. Eight cabs at your service. Civic Clubs Hold Joint Luncheon; Hear Churchman The nev. w. J. Fitzhngli. rector of St. Stephens Episcopal Church here, addressed members of Kotary Kiwanis and Lions clubs on the importance of Thanksgiving when the clubs had their annual Joint meeting at Hotel Noble Wednesday. He pointed out that men have no reason to expect further blessings unless they can count and be thankful for those they have received In the past. Mississippi county, he suld, should be particularly grateful on Thanksgiving Day when early observers of the day gave thanks for harvests as well as other blessings of the year. H. Q. Hamilton Dies PORT SMITH, Ark,, Nov. 25—Wy —Funeral services were held here this morning for |[. Q. Hamilton •H. a member of the Arkansas Racing Commission and business and civic leader. Hamilton (lied here yesterday. He had been ill for sis months. You Can Tell the Difference in Good Shoe Repair Kfl LT€RS lUflLlfY SHOC SHOT IZI W M O t N ST RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere You Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 ShcpatDREIFUS and SAVE! Refrigerator Jars In the New Heat-Proof Anchor Glass For Use in Oven or Refrigerator Complete Set While They Last DUEIFUS MEB! llmlin :«iii\mi \ni\.',T. ONLY 10% DOWN, BALANCE ON CONVENIENT MONTHLY TERMS FREE ESTIMATE: MAIL COUPON TODAYI K««pl hftel MONTGOMERY WARD \ Blythcville, Ark. BoWing McrtertoJ Dept [ worrf a free estimate on Sock WocH Insufafton. OLDSMOBILE ANNOUNCES NEW LOWER PRICES ON HYDRA-MATIC DRIVE $25 PRICE REDUCTION EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Now—America's number one drive can be bought at new lower prices. Now—you can experience the driving- ease and performance thrill of Hydra-Matic drive . . . the transmission which Oldsmobile first made famous 10 years agx> ... at surprisingly low cost. Visit your Oldsmobile dealer now for complete details. The Futuramic Oldsmobile ride will thrill you. The Futuramic Oldsmobile value will amaze you. You'll see that more than ever before, the best deal is Oldsmobile. •SEE YOUR NEAREST OLDSMOBILE DEALER- Lee Motor Sales, Inc. 309 East Main Phone 2056

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