The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1955 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1955
Page 15
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WDDNWDAY, •,1MB QOUMM PAGE FIFTEEN Demos and GOP to Spend $6 Million on TV in '56 By DON WHITEHBAD WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican parties very likely will spend a whopping six million dollars between them to carry the 1956 presidential campaign arguments into millions of American homes by television. Advance estimates indicate television will be the largest single item in the campaign budgets. Each party will spend about double the amount spent in 1852. The money will come from the treasuries of the national committees, state committees and allied citizen groups. By law, the national committees may collect and spend only three millions each in financing the entire campaign. But each party can sidestep this limitation by having state organzations and citizens' groups pick up the check. Already Dickering The Republicans already are dickering with the national networks for favorable TV spots next fall, particularly In the last six weeks of the campaign. The best times are the evening hours. The Democrats say they haven't yet begun negotiations with the net works, but they also will reserve: time far in advance of the campaign stretch drive. Party leaders in 1952 had little or no experience with television as a campaign medium and this lack of experience was expensive. In the heat of the campaign, critical times arise when party leaders consider it worth almost any price to get their story to the people quickly and dramatically. But it's a costly thing to buy TV time on short notice because it means paying a "pre-emption" fee to the producers who gave up the time- in addition to the regular network costs. Short Notice Some TV network sources have estimated that In 1952 the Republicans spent more than $250,000 in buying up expensive time on short notice. Such a moment came when Republicans rushed Richard Nixon (now the vice president) to the air waves to explain a campaign fund given. to him by a group of private citizens. The Democrats had their own emergencies but their extra costs weren't as heavy as those of the Republicans. And it is no secret Congratulations to The New Tastee - Freez DRIVE - IN From The Fred S. Saliba Co. 2nd & Rose Ph. 3-4437 that the Democrati must hoard their money a good deal more carefully, than the Republicans. Both parties face the problem of heavier costs for TV time. In 19.62. a half hour on one network coast-to-coast cost about $32,000, according to one source at GOP national headquarters. But with more TV stations in the network, the cost next year will be just about double. East Clears, Midwest Due For Rainfall Skies were clear over the eastern quarter of the country toda yas Hurricane lone continued northeastward over the Atlantic, but widespread and rather violent thunderstorms struck sections of the mid-continent. The storm activity extended through the northern and central plains eastward into Iowa and Minnesota. Showers were in prospect for most of the middle part of the country during the day. Rainfall was heavy in some areas, with nearly 2 inches at Lemmon, S.D. and Lincoln, Neh, Showers also were reported in the northern Rockies and they changed to snow at the higher elevations. Cool weather continued in the northern Rockies as well as in New England and the Middle Atlantic state*. It was moderately cool over the northern half of the Mississippi Valley, the northern and central plains and most of the Far West. It was warm in the Gulf staUs, Florida, the Southern Plains and the Par Southwest. 41 Years Is Long Enough LOS ANGELES If) — After 41 j years, Mrs. Emma Niccum knew: ihat Elwood Niccum wasn't corn- in? home. So she divorced him yesterday. She said Niccum deserted her only three months alter their weddine in 1914. Why did she wait so long, the ! court asked? i "Didn't have enough money to I get a divorce," said Mrs. Niccum, '82. Officers Seek Buxom Blonde /n San Francisco Kidnaping RAN TOANOiBOO Ml-Worrled olllceifi In 1hre« oountie* searched int«ns»ty today for baby Robert Marcus, who was snatched from a hospital crib Monday, presumably by t buxom blood* with a craving for motherhood. U. Donald Scott, chief of San Francisco's general police detail on the case, said It was "very possible" the woman had been seen at Sag Jose, some 50 miles south, of here to Santa Clara County. But he also pressed the hunt in San Francisco and in Marin County to the north. Son of Doctor Robert, just 3 days old wh^n kidnaped from the nursery at Mt. Zoin Hospital, is a son of Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Marcus. In San Jose, Mrs. Henrietta Guerrera told police she opened her door yesterday morning to a blonde woman who wanted to heat rniUc for a tiny, screaming baby. Mrs. Guerrera, who had not heard then of the kidnaping, recalled later that the strange woman generally answered the description furnished by hospital attendants. She said she was between 35 and 40, about 5 ieet 6 and 150 to 160 pounds. When ilie baby refused the warm milk, Mrs. Ouerrera and the blonde unsuccessfully attempted to soothe it with illve oil In the belief it had cramps. Towards San Jose After Mrs. Guerrera suggested a doctor for the baby, the woman left, walking towards downtown San Jose. San Francisco police went to Marin County after Mrs. Ruth Haugan of Npvato reported a blonde woman with & man and a tiny baby had stopped at her home at 8:30 a.m. yesterday and asked the way to Point Reyes station on the Marin coastline. In San Francisco more than 600 police vainly searched a 30-block a*M wound flu hospital how* by house la th* otty's biggeit hunt, ever. Mrs. Harms Mirotu, the child's M-year-old mother, was In * »t»*« .of collapse. Her husband explained, "Both her parents and her younger brother died in Hitler's gas chamber«." When it years old she had been smuggled into Holland, then went to England. She met Dr. Marcus at Philadelphia in.1948. Dr. Marcus said' this "may be too much for her." He discounted a ransom motive, pointing out he Is not wealthy, and said he knew of no one who .could acted lor revenge. Pinky Lee Collapses HOLLYWOOD (f) — Comedian Pinky Lee, 54, is going to be invalided about one week because of the collapse that terminated his coast- to-coast TV show ysterday, but the Morfam Open Recruiting to T**A-Age Youths WASHINGTON (*•>—The Marine Oorpi Mya It'i ready to accept between 4M and Ml teen-age volunteers In each at the next nine months for It* six-monUi training course under, the new reserve program. Volunteer! between the ages of IT and 161-i muit sign up before receiving a draft induction notice, and must remain in the active reserves for TA years after completing their training. kide who follow him will see him on film. For a while the little comic in the checkered coat was thought to have suffered a heart attack when he grasped his throat and called for help. The TV cameras turned away from him and he was led to his dressing room as the studio took over and started a film rolling. An examination disclosed no apparent heart damage and Lee's pfiysician said he believed the col- l#p£e was clue to overwork, exhaustion and nervousness. Armorel Gets New Church A new Negro church is under construction at Armorel with mem; j bers of the congregation providing | most of the labor and contributions j by interested person, both Negro and j white, are providing funds for mat- | erials. ~ : The church is Mount Nebo Bap- ; list Church. About S800 has been j raised In the fund drive, spear-hea- i ded by George l>yoot and Bossy i Stokes. 1 Officials of the church will wish to express their appreciation to all who have contributed either with money or with labor. The building" is not complete though services are being conducted. Rev. W. B. Beck is pastor, and Lizzie Harris is secretary. COTTON DEFOLIATION DOES NOT COST By Removing the Green Leaf From the Sample. We are equipped to efficiently apply the new type liquid Defoliants. These liquid Defoliants do not depend upon the weather or moisture for their action. The Liquid Chemicals Will Defoliate Your Cotton If Properly Applied. We are introducing a new liquid Defoliant to be used for hand picked cotton and machine picked cotton that will be ginned in gins equipped with lint cleaners. This product has given us very satisfactory results. Price per acre, chemical and application -$2.75. A considerable saving in comparison with other forms of Defoliant. PLANTERS FLYING SERVICE "NINE YEARS IN BLYTHEVILLI" Office in Blytheville Warehouse Phone PO 3-3721 GREEN'S Dairy. Distributing Co. Offers Its Congratulations to TASTEE-FREEZ DRIVE-IN 647 East Main St. Congratulations . . . TASTEE-FREEZ DRIVE-IN Congratulations to The TASTEE-FREEZ DRIVE-IN 647 East Main St. From INSURANCE Glencoe Bldg. South 2nd St. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3-4360- GRAND OPENING GREB DRIVE-IN Featuring Nationally Famous Dairy goodness at its delicious best — creamy, smooth and ice cold — served fresh from the freezer. CONES—SHAKES—MALTS—SUNDAES—FLOATS—PINTS- QUARTS THURSDAY, SEPT. 22nd 647 E. Main Street COKE PEPSI ROOT BEER HOT DOGS TASTEE BAR-B-Q SPECIAL Opening Day Prices Good Only Thursday Sept. 22nd Buy One CONE lOc Get Second 5c Buy One SUNDAE-Get Second 25c • 10c Buy One SHAKE - - Get Second 25c lOc Buy One FLOAT - - Get Second 25c lOc DONT FORGET THE BIG DATE IS Thursday Sept 22nd Hours 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Del Greb, Owners

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