The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 12, 1950 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Jumping Prices Keep Consumers Worried, Buyers, Sellers Alert »jr SAM DAW SON YORK, July 12. (fl»t—The Question where are prices going to light has buyers and sellers eyeing «ch other warily today. It already has consumers worried, as living eostS'Spnrt up again. Tn many lines, the Korean war has given sellers the upper hand once more. And .some are refusing to take more orders until they see how high prices will climb. Others ran't take any more orders becniiKc the rush to buy has already taxed their capacity to produce. About the only thing certain Is that the consumer is getting pinched, rood and clothing prices are on the way up again, after a brief breathing spell. The country Is dolled today with prtce hikes In meat, bread, sugar coffee, eggs, pepper, cocoa, work clothing, sheets, gasoline, fuel oil Rising prices In the primary markets tor cotton, hides, wool, rubber tin. platinum, stainless steel nnc nickel alloy steel forecast jx)ssible consumer price rises on shoes shirts, dresses, suits, and home appliances. Rush to Buy The rush to buy so far has brci stronger at the Industrial and busi- level than among the genera turning public. Men' ants and Erchasing agents for mills and fac- I lories have done more scare buying for inventory purposes since the Korean war started than has the oft-accused housewife. ' But consumer buying against the day when certain essentials and luxuries might become wartime casualties has also been reported — tires and cars, lor example, and even sugar. The government Is going to Increase Us buying for the stockpile —for a reason with which no one can quarrel. The munitions board Is going to quicken its stockpiling of copper "to the greatest extent possible," one of Its officials told a congressional committee yesterday. Merchandise Agencies Merchandise buying agencies In New York report their clients have Increased their orders for piece goods and metal appliances by one tifth_to one fourth. Out-of-town buyers are phoning in anxiously check market conditions. A platinum price Increase of $8 •n ounce to |74 an ounce for large quantities is attributed to an off- Mason spurt In buying by the jewelry trade, which usually doesn't Mock up this early for the Christmas trade. But the Korean war when Jewelers weren't permitted to ^tff platinum. JP* Food Trade Sources ;" Food trade sources note a quick !plckup in ordering from distributors who until-this week had been conservative about Inventory buy- Ing. Staples, particularly canned foods, are reported In increased demand. Prices here have scarcely budged M yet. although any big Inerwuw in military buying of staple foods might send these prices up. loo. Down In Worth Street, Ne i York's cotton textile center, mosi sellers have taken to the sidelines Monday's two-cent-a-pound jump in th« price of raw cotton trans latea Into around one-half cent a yard for print cloths. The cotton price upturn followed a government crop report forecasting a drop of Hint of Higher Taxes in Britain Made by Official LONDON, July 12. W)—Britons, groaning mirier the world's holiest taxes, were told Monday night they can pay more—and may have to. The warning was given by the nation's money and taxes boss, Chancellor ot tlie Exechequer Sir Stafford Criups, In reply to House of commons suggestions from Conservatives that tax gathering lias reached its limit. Britons now pay 40 p«r cent ol the national Income in taxes. Sir Stafford agreed he has reached "near the limit of direct taxation on Incomes." "But that does not mean." he ailrted, "that we have reached the imit of taxability. There are indirect taxation, death duties, and nany other ways by which taxes can be raised. If it were the question of an emergency • the situation would be quite different." h FIRST I>KAI) AMERICAN FROM FRONT—Tlie body of the first dead American soldier to arrive somewhere in South Korea Irom the front line battle area is shown lying on a stretcher at a railroad station. A wounded soldier, also from the front line, lies in background. Neither is identified.—(AP Wirepholo). Young Yonks Fighting Like Heroes In Koreon They Don't Understand By WILLIAM R. MOOKK ..AMERICAN ADVANCED HEAQ- QUARTERS IN KOREA. July 12. i—There are a lot of young Americans fighting like heroes in this faraway war they do not understand very well. You pet an idea from the wounded of ».iat it is like up tliere to the north where the outnumbered Americans are trying to check the southward drive of the invaders from Communist North Korea. The 21-year-old soldier sat In the railroad car which was bringing back the wounded from the front. He was brown-haired. "That inachinegunner.r he said. "He just stood there and poured machinegun bullets at them until his whole squad got out. "Then we get him back and he has four holes in him. I think he's going to be all right." He paused, then went on. "TheJielitenain, and jne and the g\iy back here," lie said, pointing to a wounded soldier resting on been shooting bazooks. Then some- the coach chair behind him. "had thing—maybe a gienafie—got us." "It lore us wide open. This guy here Is burned bad. I was lucky." There had been reports of Americans battling North Korean tanks with bazookas at ranges as short as 20 yards. I asked the soldier if the bazooka was any good against tlie tanks he had fought. He waved two fingers in my face almost violently and shouted: ive got It. me and .the lieutenant and this guy here." Safe of Savings Bonds Decreases WASHINGTON, July 12. W/—A treasury rejxirt showed yesterdaj that Series K savings bonds sales for May and June totaled $597,000,000—ten per cent less than the $054,000,000 national goal of . the May 15-July 4 Independence sav- 'ngs bonds drive. Officials of (lie Treasury's Savings Bonds Division said, however that was no sign of a failure to reach the drive quota. There Is about a two-week time lag between the time bonds are sold and the report on the sale reaches here, they explained, adding that full data 01 actual sales during the drive period will not be available 'for another week to ten days. Wrens Use Bathing Suit On Line as Nest Site COVINGTON. Ky.. July 12. Willinm Court of Suburban Lookout Heights hung his bathing snll on a clothes line one evening, intending to go swimming the nexi day. But when he went to net It the next morning he found two wrens had chosen the bathing suit for the place for mother wren's eggs Court, a kindly sort, postponet his swimming trip. That was few weeks ago. Yesterday bis kindness was rewarded when four fledg lings were hatched. Meanwhile Court bought a new bathing suit Court Rules Singer Must Pay Alimony LOS ANGELES, July 12. (JP) Every time he opens his mouth, say singer Dean Martin, his forme wife gets at least half the proceed; And that's the way It's going to be the judge repeats. Martin, of the comedy team o Martin and Lewis, Monday askei the court to cancel a divorce agree ment to pay J3.435 monthly fo support of his ex-wile Elizabet Ann and their four children. Mrs Martin recently sued him for fallin behind in his payments. Tlie Judge told Martin that, sine he didn't object to the terms of th agreement when must remain valid. was 'filed, almost ont duction. third In cotton pro- Sheet prices still go higher. Last month prices advanced about two and a half per cent. Yesterday's cotton price hike led some mills to raise sheet prices again as much as live per cent. Demand was reported heavy all the way along to the atore shelves. It all makes the federal reserve Pope Pius May Retire To Summer Retreat Early VATICAN CITY, July 12.- Wj — Pope Pius XII ha.s been advised by his physicians to go to his summer palace in the Alban Hills near Rome a month earlier this year, and the Pontiff may leave the Vatican this weekend, Vatican sources reported. „... , , . , ni-i.i*i.nvi, vnL*l,Lll .luuluua ICIIUIILII. ,,Y e ,.fl 0i Z°. d . l ™°'- t . h _ em LT h<lt ? The heavy strain of almost un- what I've been telling you. Two of them and their crews, and then bank of Philadelphia'* prediction look pretty safe. Tlie bank siiys if Korean fighting' Is prolonged Us "influence would be strongly inflationary and would be felt very quickly throughout the economy." Translated that means: "You're going to pay more for a lot of things. HOSPITAL- £ol oituu "Kudo WM& Don't lose th« thousands of mile* of good «ervke still left' i« your truck'i tirtd-out engirt*. Bring it in to uj for expert] (^conditioning. We hav* the testing and correcting equipm*nt T the Inter-' n*tionil.cnfrn««r*d replacement parts to restore like-new, performmc*. Our skilled mechanic* know ypur tr"tk brail, L«fl talk It ow-aooBl] INTERNATIONAL HARVESTS 312So«Hi2i»d Phone 6863 INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS terrupted holy year ceremonies nd audiences, plus Rome's intense iirly summer heat this year, re- ortedly prompted the decision. atican sources soid._The 74-year- d pontiff appears fatigued, they dded. Legless Vets Volunteer DETROIT—Among Detroit's po tential Army enlistees are 1? young men who sacrificed i J each in the last war. Thomas Schlagel and Harvey Grose walked into R crowded re bruiting office vesterday to slat their desires. Under Army regulations, combat disabled veterans of the last wa are eligible for service If suitabl jobs are available. Man Awaits Sentence On Smuggling of Arms LOS ANGELES. July 12. (/P) Herman M. Greenspun, Las Vega Nev., will be sentenced Monday o his plea of guilty of coJispirlng violate the Neutrality Act by smug gling arms and ammunition Palestine. He changed hi* plea Monday n his trial entered the second wee Charges against two others, ] rence C. Ives, head of the Wester Ordnance Co.. New .York, and Lloy Rosenblum, employe of the firn were dismissed. VALLEY FORGE, 1950—It's a trading rauaia for these Doy Scouts turned merchants at the International Scout Jamboree, Valley forge, I'll. Left lo ri|;ht. iirc: Christian Seiunun of I'axtoni.-i, I'a.; Jorge Rivera of Mexico City, Mexico; f)ick Stone of t'iixtonin. Pa., and Bemdcwyn llcllcurrf;ers of Ucn-llniii;, llollnnd. Soybean Field is Graveyard Of Americans Killed in Korea By Tom I.amtwri SOMEWHERE IN SOUTH KOREA. July II. (Di'luycd—(;!')—Sorni: of Ihe first Americans killed In his savage war lie in a -soybean 'ield on a broad flat plateau, Low blue mountains rise in the lisiunce. To the west Uie plain tretches flat and dismal. Only n single distant tree breaks the mon- itojjy. Eastward stands n city, ivo week ago it was sleepy find un- llffleci. Now it. boils wllh Die In- :ense and deadly activity of men at war. But the graveyard Is quiet. Soybeans struggle for life in Hie red, smutty clay soil. There are no trees shade, or grass to adorn, Hull new mounds. The lust still Is damp with clay newly thrown over he canvas clad body of an Amer- can soldier. Plain, unpahiteO wooden crosses mark two graves." Shiny metal tags [ell the name, serial number, religion. The other graves are unmarked. Tlie men are buried with their feet pointing to the long road— sometimes dusty, sometimes niKdtly s'OTICF. OP GRANTING Or LIQUOR I'KKMIT Notice Ls hereby given that the 3ommissloniT of Revenue of the State of Arkansas lias Issued a pcr- nit No. 232 to n, W. liishoff and H. H. Thurmond to sell and dLs- icn.se vinous or spirituous liquors 'or bm-crage nt rclnll on the premises described M 105 E. Third St., Lcachville, Ark. This permit issued on the 1st- day of July fSou and expired on t(« lost their lives. Koreans dialler as they dig four new craves. Theirs is the only noise, l-'rojn each grave you can see. fur off. the thin spire and cross of :i church, The. Kiaveyiird, ol course. Is only temporary. Someday the American dead will go home. take better scui with —lending to the north where they 30 day of June 1951. H. W. Bishoff H. H. Thurmond 7J5-11 The population ol Helmstcdt, German communications center, U about 18,000. For your old ICE BOX or Refrigerator |Regardless of Condition on any 8 Ff. G - E Refrigerator Hubbard & Hoke Appliance Co. —with no rebound! Turns are <!ifTer*ni. 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