The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1943 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 28, 1943
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fAGBOl • EDSON IN WASHINGTON Aluminum in the Northwest By FETER EDSOX .Coyrkr News Washington . Correspondent How to get full or even just partial! post-war use of the noilli- wesj's new aluminum productive capacity is now being suiveyed In a 'Study, undertaken by Dr. N. K. Erigle and staff, foi the Buieau of Business Research of liic Uni- veistly of Washington, collaborating with the U S Depai tin cut of Conlniei'ce and the aiuinlnuiu in- dusliy. , , ..!. ...... This' reSeaich project isn't of Interest, to; trie alumliiuin industry alone. It- is -important to every iti- dustry as a specific example of wh^t can be done with all the war emergency productive capacity* after the war, Is over. It !s n perfect case history to detertnlne how any r lndustr>, d\er - expanded by war. requirements, cah keep going in- normal times. It] involves not' only a realistic approach to the costs of cutthroat, business 'competition, it Involves also^ finding' new peacetime markets' for \\fif surpluses. Most lin- por(ai<t'of>all, it liWolves the pi'ou- lem'of keeping these plants going without government aid, to maintain full employment, NEW INDUSTRY IN WASHINGTON STATE In less than two years, this Washington Si.itc nliim'iiiiim Industry lias been built up from nothing to produce 25 lo 30 ; per cent of all U. S. aluminum. There are four proUu6mg plants, operated by Alcoa at Vancouver anil Spok'ah'e, Reynolds at Longvicw, Olin at Tacoma, and' one Alcoa at TVoutdale, Ore. There Is one aluminum rolling mill at Spokane, with capacity lo use about half of the four' producing plants' output. The entire setup represents- an Investment of $100 to $115 million of U. S. government, Defense Plant Corporation inonei in addition to Alcoa aiid Reynolds investments. The government oiviis tlie plants and'rhay there'tofe shut tlie'ni dawn niter the war if there isn't, a market 'for the 500 million pounds of aluminum thej' can - produce. Blit is that good business? If they are shut" down, from 6000 to 7000 em- ployes are thrown out of jobs and there is no market for from 75 lo 35 percent of the electric power developed in the Boimcvillc-Coulcc sjstcm It is good sense (6. keep the plants going, if nosslbl.e Bui the northwest isn't exactly the perfect location, in \vlilch to produce aluminum. The 11 western states have onlj 11 per cent of the situation Is presented here to give Just one quick look nt some of (lie problems of reconversion aliend. 'Grooming Quix' Will Keep Tabs On Your Bcunly U population and 12 per cent of the purchasing power, so It isn't a good maikct area for 30 per cent *ot the country's aluminum. Co., fell The northwest today bos only one big aluminum consumer— the Boeing plaiil at Seattle. The California aircraft industry provides a major market, but such is the aluminum proce'&ng and fabricating setup of the country that the, raw materials going into aluminum, the' aluminum ingots, and the finished aluminum products must be constantly shuttled back and forth in a double trans-continental joy ride Dint takes) time, costs, money and is decidedly uneconomic if the business is to 'break even. POWER AND RAW MATERIAL PROBLEMS Irr'facti tlie northwest lias just one of the ingredients going into aluminum — electric power. Tlie mountain'; of electric power can't be transported to where the Mo - hamets .of raw materials are, so the Mohamcts have to he hauled over the Hockies at n cost of $8 a ton in train lots, $11 a ton in carload • lots Then bick again east to be fabricated into parts. Then back 'again west' to' the plane plants. If cheap water ' transportation •fterc open, ua the Panama canal, the _ northwest aluminum mlglit compeTe' in an open market, but opening up of .the sea lanes isn't the only thing that northwest aluminum will need to survive. As the University of Washington research shows, what tilts gigantic infant industry may need to survive will be the development of still other. industries and facilities. At a.miriimuc, this might do it: 1. Develop a western aluminum industry, to process aluminum- bearing clays known to exist in L Washington, Idaho. , and Oregon. It would probablj bs necessary to build two alumina plants, one near Spokahe, the other in southwest Washington, to process these clnys —two million tons of which would be needed as against only one million tons of Baiixlte from South Amenca — to make 500 million pounds of aluminum annually. No one knows what it would cost to develop this new subsidiary industry 2. Build another aluminvim rolling ^rnill at tidewater. Cost, $50 to $75 million. 3 Mo\e some aluminum forging casting and extrusion plants lo the west, to finish the aluminum for west Coast industries. 4. Then find or make some new markets This thumbnail sketch of the HA11T Give yoUreelf a grooming qul: every now nlid' then, suggests CBS actress Ann Eden, it you wniit t 1 make certain you arc looking you brat and nrc not forgetting b.isli beauty rule.s. )lo»- about testing your G. Q (Grooming Quotient)? Give yourself 10 for each "yes". If your score Is less than 50, belter make a few resolutions. Do you shampoo your hair at least every 10 days? Do you give "iO brush strokes each nlHlit? Do ,-ou keep your elbows sinoolli nn< white wllh pumice and creamy lo- :lon? Do you keep your nail polish h- constant repair? Do you give yourself n pedicure every week? Do •ou periodically take your measurc- ncnls as weil as check your weight? Do you; look at your wardrobe once i week and mend ripped hems and oosc buttons? And do you lake a imtl look at yourself In a full- ehgth inliToi- before 'going out? Mrs. Kimes Visits Three Of Four Sons In Service Mrs. S.illfe Klines, whose four sons are in the Army, recently vLs- ifcil tliiee of them in n tour which took her lo that inaiiy camps. SI. Bergl. Nalhan Kimes, In the Air Corps at Stuttgarl, Is home foi< a brief furlough after having entertained his mother time and she also vlsllsd Pvt. Benford Kimes at Fort Bennlng; On., 'and Coij). Wenfoi-d Klines at Augustii, da., luit who lias been trnnsfcrrcd (o Fort DIx, N. j. He Is with the ivnk Coriis. Aholher son. Pvt. Clctils Klmcs, Is with (lie Division nt Cafnp Bnrkley, Texas. Airs. Klmcs, who lives at 32li North Fifth, lias been an "Army mother" since two years and four months ago when a son joined with the othet following in his steps, during the past year. Child Breiib Wrist Jimmy Lancashire, 12-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. li. 13.' Lancashire, who recently moved here from Oak Park, III., to be connect ed with the Blytheville Canning playing yesterda afternoon niid broke both wrlsls. He is In the Blytheville liospilnl where he wns resting very well this afternoon. Amazing results in building Promote theflow of vital digestive juices BET »FTCT will If you suffer from rheumatic pain or muscular aches, buy C-2223t6clav for real pam-relievlng help. 6M ii ^Ph 6 on!y " dire . ctci1 - rt ™t p . ur , cha f <! P" c « "funded by ., n y oruggut if not satisfied. (HtC-2223 r people, especially those of - 1 - Erammar and high scliool BBC arc prone to be deficient in stomacli digestive juices mid reu-blood n fii e t r ^n^ B "F"-';?5 who ls opcrntlnir on R us to iOf/ 0 healthy blootl volume or a Btornach digestive can.irHv o f only 50 . , ' e • . Tissue fooilj •t i . • .. sse ooij '"] S J '? (! <118«1«1 nml rich, red-blood S= b S- pr P cnl to hlllld •"">«'? 6<xll". K,!IM !}, c ! s especially designed to bund-up blood strength v.-hcn UcHclCHt . . . nnd to iironmte those stomnch Juices Tshtch digest the toocl so the body cim on"d repS" " SC Ol ll '" tt55xu! b "' w l"K ihl 11 ^ 0 ! l t° lm l K>r(an t results enable the body to make use ot the food as kcVn'^'^M?^ 11 - ™!? 3 >'<«"n«y "aln a keen nppclllc . . . firm Ilcsh . . 7 Lody enorcy . . . mental (ilcrtacssl BclM Stiircly frealth so that the Doctors may better serve our Figliilng rorcis S.S.S.TONIC helps build STURDY HIALJH WHOOUMNJT BLYTHEVILLE (ARKv)' COURIER NEWS. Tam ? t Funny,' Yanks Agree: So BBC Imports U. S^Gag Man Br TO.M WOLV NKA staff Correspondent LONDON -There's a new head- Ing on the Ichd-lease l«Igcr these days: "To Brllnlli—one coiisl^iuijejit, American sense of humor " Because It takes £llffcre r iit r kli™ n of tickling lo affect BiltLsli uhd American funnybones, Jlaj Hloek, one of America's ace script •n'rltfriij has been requisitioned lo plant sonio pure American corn hi British radio programs. He recently arrived here lo join the staff of the B, B. C. Block, who has written gags fc* topnotch U. S. comedians, dlspiitcs the slock American conception of the British sense of humor—that throe days after n Joke, the BHton starts to smile. .iJKK 'KM itiPii '"""•' "Because of different jolcc 1 telling (echnl<|iies, the Briton and the American laugh at different,, kinds of gags," said Block. "The British ire strong for old Jokes, They love them, like old songs, partly for their age. Bui the dougholjys over Merc nrc not amused" American humor Li much faster (linn (lie HHtlsh, says Block. We suggest a gag and expect the audience to supply the answer. Here in Britain, the comedian supplies Ijolh gag nnd answer. As an exiimple Block supposed ihat uenuy Roellester what ic lias been drinking, "I can't say, boss," replies Rochester, "bill my stomach ain't never gonna have landrufr.' Jiuvc any I wo tilings you like." ,'lhc sc'creltui chooses n mink coat am! an egg, The boa; says: "Isn't that asking an awful lot? Where In the world can J gel an egg?" You gel the same Joke, with American variation on the air today. "What we hope to do," says Block, "through two-way programs such as (he projected 'Anglo- American' Hour," is to leacli Americans about British humor and Ihe British about ours. They'll have lo team shout, 'Jerks' and 'dries' and 'wolves' and we'll have to learn lols frbiii them." There's an Important basis for common understanding througli luimor, iiiock. believes, because it I Is ifiort than ilieiely entertaining. I A joke can be a verbal cartoon which packs a volume of criticism Into a few terse lines For instance . a Nn?.i was telling an Englishman about how good tilings are In Germany. "Yes," says Hie Englishman, ..'-'mil ivlieii some one knocks on MY door early in the morning, I know ' (lie milkman." Corn-Mr News Wcitit Adi. LIVER BILE- Without Calomcl-And You'll Jump .Out of Urd in the Mwnirtg Ririn' to Ga „ .1 HrJlisli humor magazine while .sliiplng a clip of what the English imlilushiiijjly describe as coffee, Hal Block fcems well animra. i liiimrhcd nil his dissection of John liwksjiunk. liilp is uot llofc-ing fro«ly, your food maynot tl'tfst. It may justdocay In theljowela. ThHi k;M liloata up your otomich. You get ttiii- >H|iiti'd. Y<JU Icc-l MU;, sunk «ni the woild boss tells NO PIP? l)lave<t bv the British thr, ," UM lt; " s llls sectary: "you've hg lineToumread: "? calrt ,,ny! '"*" *"<" a " C '» lo '"" >'°" ™» juvnor, but. 1 hope you weren't In- ending (o iise your hair tonic to- ilght " Secondly, says Block, a great leal of America's humor Is built around insults Pat says:. "who's -hilt necking over your shoulder?" Mike: "no one/' Pnt: "Don't tell lie those are cars." The British don't go for Insults ; liiimdi'. VlCOHfANT' FIJN iJllt Jliere arc certain siriiilarl- Ie6 Uelwecii Brltkli and American iilffitot. Botli love lo ! ga^ 'topical subjects. In an Eiigllsli Jok'e, the I J.ivor 1'illa lo crt Ihwe 2 plnls ol Mle ilow- HiK fr(t-ly to make you feel "up aild up." (lot n |iacka^c (oiluy. Tabc u directed KITcrtiw in raaklnR hilc (low Italy. A«k fo^ Carter's Jjitlle Liver PilEa. 10^ nnd 25f. WHO OUN«»T Marriage Licenses I'aul D, Lnwrenco, Iterniondale Mo., and Mlfs Klva Kiiipplc Bly- tlieville. I'vt. Charles Stevens, An. alachlcola, Fla., nnd Miss I'oiieHia Loll, Huffman. Raymond c. Mey. cr, .Woodhavcn, N. Y., and WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1943 May Mitchell, also of Woodhavcn. Stewart Edwin smith and Miss Margaret Hcrnlce I'o'.vcll, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. John' C Garrelt and Miss lissle Einrml botli of si. Louis. ^vl. _Ant!iony A. Guzzetta and, Caiiibiclio,] both of New York City. Vernon Kinny Coniniack of Stevens Poliit, WIs., and Miss Haz«l Bell Cnrrett of Union City, Tenn James c. Elklns, Texarkana' Aik,, ami Miss Mary Sue Qee' Blytheville. Dewel Earl• Dark «nd Miss Margie Walls, both of" ' THE OLD JUDGE SAYS... Our men in Ihc service in this war have pretty definite ideas about what they're fighting for and the way they want to "find our country when they come back...don't you think so, Jvdge?" "I certainly do, George. Just a week or so ago I was reading in a national magazine the results of a poll taken among our soldiers, tach man was given a questionnaire containing twenty-five 'assignments' for the tolks at home. He was asked to check the fust five in order of importance to him. "Out of thousands of replies the fifst assignment' to the folks back home was Make sure I'll have a job in my chosen field of work when I get back'. NurnbwSwas Make sure that Prohibition isn't put dVer on us again.' "When the men in the last war earn* home and found prohibition had been put over on them behind their backs they wtrr- sore as boils. You can see from what- i just told you how they fee! about'it fhia time, too." , •' How'd you like to carry home 500 POUNDS OF CANDLES? YOU: What on earth '(or? What, iboiild I do with all those candles?, Why, they'd light your home for 4 month". YOU: Light my home? But I've got electricity / Yes, but if you didn't have it, you'd need about a quarter-ton of candies to do the same job. ; YOU: 'A quarter-fan? That's a Jot of candles!. It's a lot of money, too. It would cost you about #200. YOU: Woio! I couldn't a'}lord that. M%\ monthly electric bill now is only tlirce dollars or so. [Well, that's just about average. But remember that only about 85c of it goes for light. The rest runs your radio and refrigerator— ,YOU: Say, electricity's prelty cheap wlienyojt come to think of it. Yes sir! Cheaper than it's ever been. You're getting about twice 4 as much electricity for your money today as you got fifteen years ago. YOU: How can that be? A/y bill hasn't changed. But think of the electric appliances you've added. Fifteen years ago, did you have an electric refrigerator?, you- AW. Radio? Electric mixer? Fifecttic clock? YOU: No. . . . Say, how come I ilo get more electricity now?, That's Mty. Experience — efficiency — sound' «» methoda rr SNUfF OUr THE AXIS BY BUYING BONDS! v\ It'siiimpie. ^ ness management Icnpw their job\ Th'at job is to give you the be* pottibte service at the lowest possible, price. Xn4 they're'doing it! Today— when mort oilier pnca bjv* been going up — Ark-Mo Power

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