The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 28, 1949
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PAGE TWO THt HATION TODAY— Television is Moving Rapidly Into American Homes With Pictures in Colors Due Soon WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. MV-Over the week-end mid the Tlinnks giving holiday I got earache from radios and cycstrain from television Remember back to the painless,' peaceful days of crystal, I begin to think: the baby's pretty big now. But how big? So I got some notes* together on the boom In hcar-and- Take television— By the first of (he year, manufacturers say, there'll be three million television sets In the han of the public . . . Modern television was introduce at the world's fair in New Yor 1939. That year, too. a baselM game was televised to experiment In 1941 the first licensed com mercial television station starte business atop the Empire Sta Building In New York. Before th end of that year eight licensed sta tions went into business. (Before it can operate, a ti'le vision or radio station must „*. the okay of the FCC, the Fedora Communications Commission, whic Is the federal agency controllin the air waves.) Wartime I .'reive I. If fed In l!!ls Television receiving sets were o the market before the war. Bu (he war stopped the building o new sets and new broaojsting sta tions althotlRh six television sia lions did business durins the war. This wartime freeze was liflei in October, 1015. Now 90 tele vision stations are operating. Tin FCC has given nn okay to 22 more In addition. FCC has 350 othei applications for approval of new stations but the FCC Is holding up on them. Why? FCC gave two main reasons: Lack of rootn for new stiition.s until some adjustments are made about distributing the air waves and interference between stations Meaning: Transmitters were bothering one another because there didn't.seem to he enough distance between them. No coast-to-coast relays yet. But there's a relay up and down the Atlantic Coast and as far west as Chicago and St. Louis. Meanwhile, FCC wanted to sec If color television was ready. It called hearings. There was a big argument over this: Industry split wide open, one part claiming color television is fine now. the other saying color Is still not as good as black and white. Color Television Coming The FCC has spent weeks In hearings, listening to the arguments Will spend more weeks, listening to more arguments, starting in February. So, as for the $64 question—when do we get color television In our parlors?—you'll just have to guess Talce radio- Now over 2,000 AM (amplitude modulation) and about 800 FM (frequency modulation) stations on the air. FCC has a stack of applications from people who want to start some more. You'll get arguments on the date of the first radio broncast. But commercial broaden.* ting got under way In 1!)20. In addition to (he 2.800 commercial broadcasting stations, mentioned above, about 150,000 other sta- , operating. They include. tions are .,. for example: 29,000 aeronautical faircrafl) stations; 6.000 public safety*stations, ™ch as police and fire rtcparl- ncnts; 83,000 amateur stations and so on. 0/7 Dealers Will Attend State Meeting Six oil dealers from Blytlievillc. nd several others from .Mississippi County will attend the 15!h annual invention of the Oil Dealers' As- ocialion of Arkansas, at the Hotel Marion In Little Rock tomorrow. Amon? those attending will be G. O. Poetz, chairman of the Mis-slssip- >i County Oil Dealers' Association. Others to attend will include S. -. Tune. Bob ,1. w. Wnnder- Ich. P. B. Joyncr, and K. .\f. Mc- The principal speakers will In- lude Ralph Mitchell, jr.. oil dls- ribmor of Pine Bluff; ,1. A. Griffey, Lstrlct manager of Gulf Refining "ompany of El Dorado; Emmette 3<uhright. representative from Un- OT Co,unty; United States Senator . William Fulbright. and Bint 3outhit. assistant division manager or the Phillips Petroleum Compa- y of Little Rock. Following the speaking program a uncheon will be served and the onvention program will lie conclud- d with a dnnce in the ballroom of Hotel Marion tomorrow night. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS onto Misses Landing, •/its a River Instead GALLIPOLIS, O., Nov. 28. MV- here was a slight hitch hi a visit v Santa Clans lo Gallipolls. Oh. the kids got their candy and smile. They were happy about ; whole thing before it was over. But. you see, Santa Cla'Jt. who ns supposed to parachute Into italic square, miscalculated. He hit e middle of a verv cold Ohio ver, instead. 'Santa Clans Is drowning" reamed the kids. "Let's go," said the crew of a scuc boat. i There was no comment from Santa Clans. He was too cold. Chicken-Hungry Eagle Is White Elephant fnr Man Short on Poultry HOPE, Ark.. Nov. 38. W,-Knoiv anybody that wants nn eagle? Wilbur Williams of McNab in the lake country northwest of Hone whmcd a bald eagle while huntln» on Yellow Creek. The bird wasn't badly wounded. 50 he brought || home. That, says Wilbur, was where he made a mistake. The eagle, with a .six-font win«- sprcad. has a healthy appetite It ate two chickens the first day ' But he's a polite bird. Wilbur says he won't kill a chicken while you re watch-tig, but turn your head ami—well, Wilbur loses more chick ens that way. To Wilbur, when the eaete screams. It means only that another chicken's gone. So he'd like to contact an eagle lover who run a MW or has an inexhaustible sun ply of chickens. 702 Catholics Pardoned uRAGUE. Nov. 28. r i'i- The Slovakian Board of Commissioners Saturday announced -lardcms had been granted to 102 Roman Catholic liiymen sentenced durini; th c church-stale fight. It was Hie latest in a srrics of 1 amnesties granted since thc government pushed through it.s church control law. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Ambition Is Fine Thing But If- Leads To the Pace that Kills Many Men NEW YOriK—fjl'j—Many people today are shortening their lives -ying to find a way to live The main idea seems to be that if a man puts his uhole cncrgj into earning money he can pile up enough clitjxs in the bank k» retire nt 50 or 55. and spend his declining years clipping bond coupons. This is :i fine theory except that it is often the widows who do tile coupon clipping. The overly ambitious men have a b.irt habit of ending up under the daisies at -10 t" 45, from a busted heart utery or valve brought on by wor- ->' and taut living. Tiie United Stales lias more miles 'r aiteri;il highways tiiau any other •ountry In tiie world. It also has nore mill's of artei iosr-lerosls In he veins of ll.s firtful Htiwtis. its ipop!o;v rate is a matter for medi- 'il ajjolo::y. It Is line (iuil Americans live ii|;er—on (he ;ueia»e--t]ian most J'-oplcs. Bin ili:s k a triumph, of "ass sanitiitii iiiier than indi- •i'lua] riinimnnsfiisr. For folks here no longer can ilamt' a pool liunnry jjonn for kill- in; them. A germ Iiaidlv dares bite nylmriv i" America anymore for ear lii-'ll bi> .I'Kii'.'d in the- prn'o- In.siu \vilh a m".v wnnch'r drug. Nn .mi-rfcnm today, in large measure! live- no one but themselves (o lame if they don't live out their iree score and ten years. They ave the dubious honor of killing ic-msclvrs-.through their own ig I" thr ojilninn of this ponr man's HiosoptuT. the trouble lies in Hie >'•! that as a nation ue have never Mrnrcl thai "easy flops it." We take unjustified pride in living the "'""I'i li'e- .so we work anci piny > the throttle wide open. And <• cat, drink and smoke too much '(• treat our body as if it were a inrd-up machine- in a. lifelong race i [Me ItuhiiiuiiKilis Sn-eclway But. ordinary llesli cnn't tnkc that pace And the hndy rebels by hreukillR clown, it has to have the pause refreshes. Older civilizations realize (Mis physical fact, and alloi for It. We have a tendency to d eule our British cousins for brc-ii! nig their routine with 11 and 4 o clock leas. But don't we. in ef feet, do the some thing? what office worker doesn't try to slip down for his morning and afternoon cup of coffe? And he works the belt"? afterward for this brief relaxat on ve'll" 0 bo"' r C " 5Uml Amorica '"Ighl in all Latin countriel%*, 0 E''^ Edison is supposed to have gotten by on four to six hours sleep a night-hut he rarely missed also akmg a good snooze after lunch if > loH'"' 1 ' lie would "' t hi "' c "veil An American dentist who had lived 30 years in Cairo, Egypt, oncc ' crumbled to me: "Too many 01 my darn fool conn trymeii who come out here laugh at Me siesta. They play tennis bare! headed after lunch, and they pop icf.! IT °," 'i v!> Col " t (l ' 0 'n a heart attack. I don t care what they do o themselves, but they usually an- ''lined in the afternoon Out of ™ l »'[fsy I have to go to their (u- ]calls j injss ^^ And a s.i,-,-n.«sfii! Manhattnn businessman said: "Twelve yours ago I almost had a crackup from trying to make -i •-.lillion dollars by the time I w-a's fifty. I slowed down—started tak- >UK a 15-minutc nap after lunch and another one before dinner. I I think I'll have Icn ycars^lotige'r in which to enjoy what ' I have nificlc." Maybe the answer is to have a •siesta room" in every office where everybody crulci sack out tor a quick post-lunch nap. But thc Nat lonnl Labor Relations Board might not like the idea. »"gm It probably would have lo settle the thorny quesilon of who'd simply the couches-tile boss or the hired MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, Man Steals Suit Most Fellows Wouldn't Want To Be Caught Dead l n TULSA, okla., Nov. 28 fA[>i A grave error was committed bi ~* automobile burglar. 5 an He slushed a Mole In the parke car's top and fled with a handsonip set of men's clothing. There's & slight catch, say police They are burial garmenis_f a |., e ' front affairs with zippers up the back, something only a corpse woulrf be c-aught dead in. BRUSHING UP-llcr fans at home wouldn't recognize Japanese movie idol Kinuyo Tauaka, above, as she tries on a golden wig during a visit to a Hollywood studio's make-up .Tepart- inenl Miss Tanaka, known as the "Dctlc Davis of Japan" is the first aclriss to leave that country since the occupation She is in Ihe U. S. to sludy dramatics. us Read Courier News Want Ads Shah o_ wwii» This Rumor's Untrue DETROIT, Nov. 28. W',-TI,e Shah of Iran, JO. a bachelor and handsome, is pietly fast on the draw He told interviewers Me was impressed with the good looks of American women , Z h ™ ";£•?. " i( : ™ 'me '"at [l ' ""'« Congressman's Gas Does Goo This Time PUEBLO, Colo., Nov. 28, (/Pj _ This constituent got help from his Congressman—and fast. Several miles from Pueblo, E i, Haverty ran out of gasoline He found he also was out of monev I Men another motorist happened along, took Haverty into i>ue!;|5 liought a five-gallon can of gas*-' me lor him and returned him In -lis stalled car. The friend was Rep. John R Marsalts (D-Coto), out visHIni iround In his bailiwick. PILES May Cause FISTULA Ilelaled Ailments Explained In KKEK iiOOK Write today for a copy~oTa -10 page FREE BOOK which explains Piles, Fistula, other rectal ailments and associated colon and stomach conditions. Thornton & Minor Clinic. Suite 2372. Oil E. Linw-ood St.. Kansas City 3, Mo. Yemen Grows CAIRO <-AP)-The population of the Kingdom of Yemen in southwest Arabia has reached 4.501)00 R high Yemen olficial said here ' The isolated Kingdom te one of thc least known areas In the world Most standard reference book, had calculated die population at 1 OM 000 less than the correct figure the official said. f»—Before you're slowed down by sluggish starting, before summer lubricants stiffen, batteries weaken-before cold weather makes everything about your trucks harder to manage and control, get Inter-, national Winterizing Service. Come in and let onr International-trained mechanics tune up your (ruck engines, thoroughly check lubrication, electrical and cooling systems. We'll give your trucks the winter pro. tcction it takes to assure profitable, trouble-free winter trucking. IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 South 2nd. Phone 863 L Truck Kffc^i o ^M >.-•', fete sMstm "•/KP f ,<3i *¥ « $;! i<«K : ftt' LYTHEVILLE Mother and Dad holding .secret conferences. . . Jlllliol . bein{f very well behaved. . . Christmas is definitely on theAVtij-! \Vo think that this Christmas will bo one of the biggest and happiest ever. And to make it extra merry, Blytheville merchants have slacked shelves to the rafters. . . Tilled showcases 'til they're fairly bulging with nationally known brands of "just what you've always wanted." Now the only question is, how to take the hustle and push . . the fatigue and short tempers, out of your annual Vuletkk shopping tour. \\Vve a suggestion. Shop at HOME, where you will l>e served l,y friends and neighbors. . . where you will be served best, because vour salespeople KNOW YOU! Shop a t home because you save time and money—am! still cail ol)t(I ; n anvUli]]f? a|ld evoi . ythfng that's available anywhere else. Shop at home you are supporting the merchants who are supporting YOU. . . ihrclugh their interest in better schools. . . better churches. . . better public services. And on Christmas Day, let's all go to church. . . rich if, the knowledge that this Christmas, by shopping right here, we've contributed to a better Holiday Season for oiirsclves-and a better community for all! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS "^ ,?> V >-ff j. *- rx* ' i>i ! *%y

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