The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1950 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 15, 1950
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SATURDAY, .TULY 1:,' 1950 BLYTHTCVTM.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Industrial Output Far Higher Than in Early Years of WWII By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, July 15. </P>—The Reds started their march In Korea American industrial pro- luclHt hit its postwar peak. Its potential in far and away higher .oday than/ it was when Hitler darted his march to destruction. Today Industry waits word ex- iccted soon from Washington HS o when It Is to be mobilized. The luestlon is: if industrial mobi!i/.a- -ion is needed at this time, is it 10 come all at once or piecemeal? Industries arc trying to guess: 1. Which of their employes, from the unskilled to the executives, will called Into service, and how they are to be replaced; 2. Wheth- thetr company's production is to i>e controlled, their raw materials •aliened the type of goods they nake changed; and 3. Whether >rice controls are to be clamped on ihe materials they buy nnd the iroducts they sell, and whether their inventories are to be regulated or confiscated, But once the uncertainty Is over, leaders in almost oil industries feel ihcy are ready this time to do a bigger war production job, 'and in many cases a Quicker one, Topped 1948 Mark The federal Reserve Board esti- lates its Industrial production in- ex reached 197 just before the Reds truck in Korea. This topped the postwar peak of 195 in of 1948. This great gain in output over he days just before Hitler moved due to the rapid expansion of he nation's industrial capacity dur- ng and since the war. And here, oo, the board has good news to port. B usi ness expend i t u res for new plant and equipment made a jump forward in the months tist before the Reds struck. ., Here are a few of the key Indus- rles and what they can do: Steel mills, at the time the Ko- •ean war started, were turning out steel at better than an annual rate of 100 million tons. Plant expansions already ordered will bring capacity up to an annual rate of 101 million tons. Back in 1939 the nation's steel capacity wns 81.8 million tons. War zeal raised output to a peak of 89.6 million tons In 19-14. ( Oil Industry Ready The oil industry says ib could step up production immediately to more than six million barrels a day without straining and do much better If forced by an emergency. Tn 1939 It was producing around 3.5 million barrels a day. I Electric power production reached a hi^h of 6.1 billion kilowatt hours In the week before the North Koreans marched. Before Pearl Har- w^feTodnotion averaged around 3.4 lipt kilowatt 'hours a week. The auto Industry reports that when called upon in World War II it produced $29 bilUon worth of armament. Since'then it has spent more than $1 bilUon for new plants. | It says it could top World War IIV armament production easily uow, and do the Job much faster. It will itop making cars, of course, and make tanks, planes, bullets and torpedoes. Aluminum Capacity Up The aluminum capacity of the nation is now around 1.4 billion pounds ft year. Before Hitler marched, it was around 327 million pounds. But this increase in size by about four times doesn't tell all of Its potential story. During the war, It turned out 1.8 billion pounds a year by using small and high-cost pUntx to turn out aluminum lor the aviation Industry In the emergency. With its present plant* It could top that, industry leaders say, Many other industries, big and little, also art In a better position thus time to turn to greater war production. And manpower Is higher, too. The nation has added about 20 million to it* 1MO population of 131.9 million. Arbyrd News Honor** at Party Mrs, Niidlne Wheeler was honored with a layette shower by Mrs. Bert Ramey and Mrs, Alice Wheeler In Mrs. Barney's home Tuesday if- temoon. Fifteen guests attended the affair, Church Sixlal Enjoyed The young people of the Baptist Church enjoyed * socia) Bfter church services Wednesday night. The Rev. Scott and Prank Adams assisted some of the young leaders in various forms of entertainment, About forty guests enjoyed the. evening, Demonstration Parly Given Mrs. Jimmie Ladcl wns hostess at a demonstration, party at her home Wednesday night. Mrs, Pauline Dortch was demonstrator. Mrs. Florence Spence. Mrs. Fank Noel. Mrs. Nndine Thomas, Mrs. Bill Ladd and Mrs. Norma Da vault won prizes In the games played. Fifteen guests Attended. Draft May Fall Again on Dodger GHENT, Belgium. July 15. (/7'J— King Leopold's brother - in - law, Walter Henri Baels, was given a five month suspended sentence yesterday as a World War II draft dodger. Baels' sentence was a reduction of absentia in 1946. The court said a three year term given him in the new penalty can be enforced at any time in the next three years. He wns convicted of having failed o answer an army call. Isolated 'Scare Buying' Reported ST. LOUIS, July 15. WV-Isol»ted Instances of "scare buying" wer« reported yesterday by the Federal cserve Hank of St. Louis. These and post-holiday ules oostecl department store sales In le eiBhlli Federal Reserve Dls- Ict Inst week Un per cent over le snra* prrted a year »go, th» ank reported. Sales In small shopping center* veraRcd 25 per cent higher than or the same period last year. Tht lilurn amounted to 14 per cent at lemphls, nine per cent at i,lttl« :ock, and five per cent In St. Tjouln. June sales In the district were own seasonally from May, but •ere lour per cent larger than In un«. 1949, the hank reported THAT 38TH PARALLEL-Much In the news is the 38th Parallel that divides Soviet-dominated North Korea from U. S.- and UN- supported South Korea. The Newsmap above shows the route of the 3&lh Parallel—an imaginary )in« tound only on maps—around th* (lobe. Searcy Man Dies After Illness MEMPHIS, July 15. Wi—William Lafayette Campbell of Searcy, died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a three-month illness. Campbell had retired recently as operator of a service station and cafe at Searcy because of his health. Previously he had owned and operated handle mills at Black Rock, Batesville, Cotton Plant and Brinkley, Ark. His widow and three daughters survive. Little Red Schoolhouse Ain't What It Used to Be SAN FRANCISCO —«— That little red schoolhouse, winter sessions only, isn't enough, the Chinese Communists say. Peiping radio says 5,000.000 peasant students in north China and Manchuria will go right on studying through spring planting, summer weeding, fall harvesting. They'll work, too. Mutual aid teams will take over the chores part-time, giving each student one or two hours daily to "crack" the books. Home Buyers Get Breaks CHICAGO (AP) — If you don't think it's easy to buy a home today, consider Grandpa's day. The United States Savings and Loan League, citing current interest rates of 4 1J2 to 5 per cent—4 per cent for veterans—points out that In 1900 the typical rate was 8 to 10 per cent. From 1900 to 1925 the usual mortgage expired in one to five years. Today terms run 15 to 20 years and in some cases 25 and 30 years. In the old days the borrower was expected to pay the full principal of the debt on the expiration date. Today principal and interest are paid off in equal monthly installments. Here's a Big Lunch Check WASHINGTON (AP) — Schoo lunch cooks have hung tip their aprons alter the biggest year In the history of the national school lunch program. They served one-and-a- third billion lunches to 8 million children in 52.800 schools In Ihi U.S. and iUs territories. Food for the lunches pnt 180 mil lion dollars into the cash registers of local stores and markets wiiere most of it was bought. The' U.S. Department of Agriculture announces that it contributed more than 400 million pounds of food in addition to that locally purchased. Tar Barrel Tilt Results In Operation Blackbottom VANCOUVER. B. C., July 15. (AP) A lav barrel that tilted enveloped four-year-old Lea Shcnvin in liquid tar, pinning her to the ground she was siting on. It took eight persons to tug her free. Then the litle girl, pink where She wasn't black, was taken to a hospital for a bath. A quart of ether did the trick. Police dubbed it "operations blackbottom." L „ _ STIi.i, A Gl'S WAR—Despite all Ihe talk of push button warfare and atom bombs and nlr power, the Korean war to date still Is primarily in the hands ol the American foci soldier. Infantrymen are show here headed for front-line righting. Meanwhile, reliiRera (at right) arc headed In just the opposite direction. (Photo by Ed Hoffman, NBA-Acme Staff Correspondent). American Volunteers in Air Have Kept Up Fight in Korea The Reverend Sought A Correction —Fust SEATTLE. July 15. (AP) — Tne central Lutheran church's notice to the newspapers said that during the "regular pastor's vacation, the next three Sundays would be conducted by assistant pastor Luther Jansen. He "will be in coms)let.e charge of the services of Lhe church and pastoral cuties," A hasty correction followed. Should have been ''duties." NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIQUOR PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the •Commissioner of Revenue of the State of Arkansas has issued a permit No. 220 to Russell K. Marr to Ninotschka' Wows Berlin BERLIN (AP> — "Ninotschka", ollywood's 12-year-old satire en oscow Communism, is still on« of emocracy's hottest weapons in -its old war with Russia here. This film had west Berlin giggling i 1948 when giggles were hard to enduring the Russian blockade, t was reissued during the Whit- intide march of Communist-led afit German youth on Berlin. That turned out a happy choice ecause it gave the visiting east Germans a chance to laugh at their Soviet occupiers and their home- Town Communist rulers. BOYS' NATION 1 DELEGATES —James E.. WLse. Jr., 17, (topi son of Mr. and Mrs. James E Wise, Sr., of Hughes, and James Morgan, 17, son ot Mr. and Mrs J. L. Morgan ol Searcy. will represent Arkansas at the fifth annual Boys' Nation In Washington D.C., July 21-27. Sponsored by the American Legion. Boys' Nation Is a training course in democrats government and a continuation o the education the youths received at Arkansas Boys' State. T* Contact Us For Tht Best In Wedding Pictures FAOGHTS STUDIO New Gl«ncoe Blitj Phone Mil By TOM LAMBERT SOMEWF1ERE IN SOUTH KOREA, July 15. W—The four F-51s. their engines snarling throiitlly. rumbled across the grass to the runway. There was a roar ns llnot- tles went forward. The Mustangs were airborne. The American volunteers were In the air. Tile volunteers—they don't call themselves the American volunteer group or "Flying Tigers" or nny- Ihlng romantic—have been carrying the war to the North Koreans since July 2. The Rroup Is composed ol a handful of pilots,and enlisted men who raised their hands only a few brie! days ngo when a call went mil for volunteers for "hazardous duty." The volunteers arrived at this second-rule field July 2 ami went right to work, flying U.S. ami Korean Mustangs on escort, strafing and rocket missions. Capt. William K. Hook. 25. operations officer from St. Petersburg. Fla., said the group was formed when' "everyone in the fighter group !n Japan was called together one night and the old man asked for volunteers for hazardous duty." .. Volunteer Group "We got a few that nl<jht but didn't learn until the next day n-fcat Ihe job was," Hie blnmt and chunks Hook went on, "We learned then it was to be a volunteer group, a 5] outfit, strictly American in nlnnes pilots and ground crews. Then we came to Korea." The s^roup includes 11 pilots, r>ll World War II veterans, and 150 enlisted men. The commander is rockets. Single Met] The volunteers, Hook explained, ivre either .single men or men without dependents In ttic Far East, Some .surprised themselves by volunteering. Master Sgt. Haven A. Hransom, 30, of Orlando. Flo., communications specialist, mused today: "I said a thousand times during the last war I'd never volunteer for niiylhtiiR., But as soon as the colonel asked for volunteers 1 raised my hand." He wagged his head. Now It's Siamese Twin Flying Saucers; Three Men Claim They Saw 'Em ST. LOUIS. July 15. (/P) — An aircraft machinist has reported the latest thing in flying saucers: Siamese twins. Nicholas Dlttllngcr, 51). reported they skimmed over SI. Louis rooftops late Wednesday night and appeared to be linked together. Police Lt, William Ci. Lothrum and Dittlinger's brother reported they also saw the objects. "They were real silvery'look- ing and were absolutely .silenl." Dittllngcr said. "They appeared to be 12 to 15 feet in diameter and must have been Illuminated, because we could sec them clearly.'- But a Hawg is a Hawg Regardless of Peers SOMERVILLE, N. J., July 16. (/!' — Hlllsboroui;h Township loda; considered a change in its sanltar; regulations which would allow to bacco Heiress Doris Duke Rubiras: to raise pigs. Tlie manager of Mrs. Rublrosa' Dtikc farms here nsked for th cliiniKc In order to permit establish mcnl of what was described ns model hog-raising settlement part of the: property. The Duke pi;- farm, township of llcials were fold, would come equip ped with atomizers In each pel The U. S. has about uo tor niulons a year. ribe Ritual Preferred DARWIN (AP)—Body-snatching n a fairly large scale Is going on Darwin under the nose of Minority. The boitlw—or rather the wuc.s—are being snatched for a •cry different purpose from th»t of irave robbers of the past. 'lliey nrc being quietly removed iy aborigines from orthodox graves n tiic Darwin aboriginal cemetery. Aborigines dig up the skeltons In he dead of night and whisk them iwny for tribal burial In the wilds of Arnhem [,and. This Is a huge iborigine reservation east o! Uar- win. AH North Australian tribes have their own funeral rites and builal uisloms. and they are uneasy about the white man's burials in public cemeteries. That Ls why they are always eager to take out their dead brothers' bones. NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIQUOR PKRMIT Notice It hereby given thai the Commissioner of Revenue of the Stale of Arkansas has issued a permit No. 224 to Virginia Johns to sell- and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described nl 318 S, Division St.. Blythcvllle, Ark. TliLs permit issued on the 1 day ot July 1950 nnd expired on the 30 day of June 1551. Virgnlla Johns 7|8-15 jell and dispense vinous or spiritu- Ma.i. Dean E. Hess. 32. of Marietta, Names tor Carrots MOSCOW, Idaho —Wj— The names they think up for carrots. You could, conceivably, nsk for a Hamburger or a streamliner and wind up with a sample of rabbit fodder. Those are just two of the 350 variety names for carrots, reports receAt'circular from the U.S. Department ot Agriculture. Jim Kraus of the College of Agriculture here helped write the pamphlet, which appears after some confusion has been reported among carrot growers and buyers about the right names for the different kinds. Other fancy names for carrots arc orange Ice braunschweiger, airliner, stump, oxheart, and narrowshoul- dered. oils liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 109 South 2nd. Blythcvllle, Ark. This permit Hied on the 1 day of July 1950 and expired on the 30 day of June Iffiil. Russell K. Ma.-r 7-8-50 7-15-50 NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIQUOR PERMIT Notice Is. hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenue of the State of Arkansas has issued a permit No. 226 to Mrs. George Johns aud George N. Johns to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 303 1;2 West Matn St.. Blytheville, Ark. This permit Issued on the 1 day of July 1KX) and expired on the 30 day of June 1951. Mrs. George Johns and George N. Johns 7-8-50 7-15-5C sroe/'s Food Called Good JERUSALEM —Wi— Lord Boyd Orr, former director-general of the United Nations food and agricul- ural organization, thinks Israelis lave a "good menu." He so told Dr. Dov Joseph, minis- :er of supply and rationing, during i visit to Israel. Ixird Boyd Orr examined the food lists prepared by the minister and said the present food rations were sufficient to maintain the health of the Israelis Israelis long have complained about a 7-ounce individual weekly meat ration and n steady diet of ro/cn fish, potatoes, carrot* and leas. They also get some eggs. Under the destructive Insect and jest act, officials have the authority to check on all plants imported to or exported from Canada. Are You Planning A Vacation? 'Skeeter tiror, Chlgger th**, W»in and bees might stint, Sunburn, loo, will Jort«n j*m On thai Vacation nrmif. Bat take along BOB'S GTPST RUB UM It when jo« please, Von won't be bothered Mratchlng But tan loll around En ease. A $1.00, 3 oz., bottle cosU you 50c per ounce, i $2.50, 8 ot., bottle cost» you 41 2-3c per ounce, a pint for S5.00 costs you 31 l-4o per ounce. VOUR DRUGGIST HAS IT! Ohio, a slim, dark-hrcirccl pilot who .'as up on mi escort mission today 'Vcr an airfield from which some Americans \veie beim< evacuated. The group began flying some of he ten Mustangs given (o Korea, vorklng In a iittlc trninlne of Korean pliols on the side. Hook In- Heated the volunteers Intend to ske the Koreans alonir as the latter become proficient with the F-51, wnbahlv (he best strafing airplane 'et In this war. 200 Mission* Tlie volunteers have staged over 200: missions since they look to the ilr.; They haven't had any con- acl with enemy aircraft yet, in fact haven't seen any in the air. Hut their war against North Ko- reap tanks and men goes on dally. The other day Hook anrl another volunteer were steered by an American observation plane to 50 Red lanks parked in nn apple orchard. The two volunteers dove with Napalm (fire) bombs, rockcls and 50- cnllber machine-guns. Hook said he set six tanks afire with his bornl: aid knocked out two more with Pleasure Unhampered SAN FRANCISCO— Fighting In Korea and' the rush to muster transportation, m e n and supplies hasn't halted pleasure travel to the Far Bast. The luxury liner President Wilson sails with 500 commercial passengers—no troops— Japan and other Pacific ports. As early as 1635. smallpox. Introduced by the while man, had Become epidemic among Canadian [ndians in the east. YOUR FRIENDLY' lAGNOLIA DEALER Shirley Hipp Oftlrl! I'lrnnc 1001 Kcsiilcnce rhnne ....... 740 Blythcvllle We're Proud of Our Work Machine work Manufacturing Woodwork Welding BARKSDALE MFG. CO RENT A CAMERA FOR VACATION Special Jx>w Vacation RatM Barney's Drug West Main—Phone 3647 LAUNDRY Rent A Car... Drive It Yourself Fresh Crappio Chicken Dinner Package Delivery Anywher« Simpsons Cafe STATE LINE Phones 4918 - 937 Protect Your Furniture With Glass Tops fall for Prompt Serrloi Blytheville Glass & Paint Co. Ufi B. Main Phone 6718 Complete Family Service We launder everything lo a new, bright cleanliness—from grimy overalls to your finest tinensi We jive your every laundry item, the same fin* rare you would! There's no extra charge for this special attention. Save lime . . . save money . . . save energy—let your laundry do it alii Phone 4418 for Pickup Service BLYTHEVILLE LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Representalive A IETTER LAUNDRY For Expert Laundry / and Dry Cleaning—Call 4474 NU-WA WATERMELONS! Ice Cold 4c Lb. Warm 3c Lb. Cantaloupes 20c Blytheville Curb Market 130 East Main Speedometer Repair All Makes & Models — Cars and Trucks One Day Service — Factory Warranty T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 131 Kasl Main Phone 2122

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