The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1950 · Page 7
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July 20, 1950

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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, TULT V), W50 BLYTHBVILLE (AKK.) COtTRTER War Could Hurt Arkansas' Balance of Agri-Industry Note: Thi. k itac I»s( X * Kritc of ftorta discussing Arkansu' economic, induclrul and business raini) BT RAKI.KV PCKSHING KOCK, July 20. (AP) — Where would Arkansas stand should another world war break Into the open? What *ould happen to Arkansas' Industry, resources and economic slablUty should the Korean war touch off the powder keg? These questions and many other »re on the lips of thousands of Arkansas business, government and civic leaders. At least three officials predict great possibilities for Arkansas but one of them thinks that another era of booming war industries might endanger the state's future. He Is Charles R. Bowers, director of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission's Division of Industry. The others are Harold Poxhall, state geologist, and Frank Cantrell, managing director of the Arkansas economic council-stale Chamber of Commerce. More War Hants Bowers predicted that Arkansas probably would have more v;ar plants should another war break out than it had during the inst one. "The natural resources this state 4» would make it a prime locale t^r war plants," said Bowers, adding: "Many of our minerals are needed in war time; we have much undeveloped land and an excellent labor supply." "Other factors which will put Arkansas up front In obtaining war industries are: "I. Geographical location; "2. Abundance of water for use in industry. "3. Excellent transportation facilities. "4. Numerous waterways that can be made navagible. "5. Abundance of natural gas, electricity and petroleum." Planning Could Be Killed Bowers said that another war •would bring in much wealth to the ftate but he said that years "of economic planning could be wiped off the books should expansion of •war industries become too great." H« explained that, much ivori has been accomplished to hold Arkansas' conomy on a balance between agriculture and industry. "The lure of war .fobs might take 'too many folks off the farms and upset that balance." Cantrell believes that Arkansas' peacetime Industries could be gear- si to war production on a short jf,tSce. He said his office has been In contact with the Nations! Security Resources Board to keep "an up-to-the-minute check with what that agency will do in went oS another war." Aid of NSRB r That board is a federal agency appointed by President Truman to set up industrial needs to meet de- mauds of this nation's defense machine. Cantrell ' predicted that these plants which turned out war materials during World War II could be converted quickly to production: The Maumelle Ordnance PJai;i near Little Rock, the Camden, Ark., rocket plant, numerous industries near El Dorado, the Pine Bluff at- senal and the Hope proving ground. He thinks some airbases which were abandoned after World War n could be utilized without much PARIS, July 20. W)—The preg-* nancy hormone can dramatically shrink cancer of the eervcx, one of Ihe greatest cancer killers ol Amcr- can women. T)>is was j-ei»rted today to tlie Fifth International Cancer Research Congress by Dr, Roy Hertz of the National Cancer Institute at Bethesda, Md. The hormone Is progesterone, the female sex hormone needed to maintain pregnancy. It also it, snovm to have a regulating effect on growth, and cancer is a wild or controlled growth. Huge doses of the hormone have shrunk cancer of the cervex—the neck of the uterus or womb—in 17 out of 30 women treated, Dr, Hertz said. The other 13 women experienced other minor benefits. 1«4 194* 1950 CREDIT PICTURE WORRIES WASHINCTON-Fedwal «** nomic experts look with considerable concern on the steadily rising curve ol consumer credit. Many see it as an inflationary prelude to an economic bust. Graph shows how private debt has risen from less than $8,000,000,000 at the end of prewar 1939 to nearly $19,000.000,000 in the first half of 1950. However, the important Jaclor is not the total debt, but how much of income it represents. Actually, the ratio of debt to -income (or 1939 was 36.5 per cent while 1950's is only 29.9 per cent because Joe Doake's income these days is so much higher than it was in 1939. trouble. I Use of Arkansas' natural re.-' sources probably would have the hiE'iiest priority on \var needs, says Foxhall. , Vital War Material The state geologist said these minerals, which ate produced in Arkansas, are vital war materials: Bauxite, from which is produced aluminum. Manganese, used m trie production of steel. Titanium, a mineral used in production of welding rods. Barite, which is used in drilling operations. Cele=tite, a mineral used in the production of fjarfs. Oil and coal. Chemical grade limestone. Foxhall also said there is a possibility thai Arkansas contains s-mie uranium, a mineral needed in the production of atomic bombs. He ulso expressed trie fear that a heavy strain on these minerals might depict Arkansas' supply "and in the care of bauxite, It might! mean the end of some of those minerals." Use of Hormone Hits Cancer Death in a Circus COPENHAGEN (AP)~All arttets in a Mnall Danish circus sudden!, died. That happened during the heat wave recently, and all performances have been cancelled till new artists have been trained! However it IS terribly difficult to replace the artists—30 fleas—as not many people will admit they possess such animals. CoU Wor Foes Talk BERLIN —flpj— Frederick Uje Great's bedroom has become a crossroads. It's about Die only place left (hat Russians, Americans, British, French and Germans meet without arguing. Frederick's three palaces in Potsdam attract thousands of sightseers from the occupation personnel of all four powers every Sunday. They 6*»vk at the ornate style of eighteenth century kings and even the Russians exchange comments with the Westerners. The trip is popular because it means entering the Soviet Zone, rare privilege. But that doesn't mean H 5s a peephole to observe what goes on there. Buses are closed until they reace the palaces on the outskirts of Potsdam, and the ride through, the bombed-out city i-s tot) fast to permit even a glance at shopwindows. Uncle Sam Gets Greek Goat CLIFTON, N. J., July 20 iAP) — Tlie United Stales got Greece's goat j-cslerday. The animal, OIK o( n Ci'ctuu mountain breed known as Asrlnii, arrived In New York yesterday by plane. Believed U> be the only ojie Incaptivlly, it was sent by Greece as a token of appreciation ol Marshall Plan nkl. After lux> weck.s iu fHUiraiiUne lierc it will (jo to ilio National Zoo In Washington. Hong Kong Garrison To Remain at Post HONG KONG, July UO. M'I—rt British Army spokesman today des- crH*<l ns "ludicrous nnrt entirely speculative" rerjoi-ls that, linni; Kong gaiTlxou troops mi«t\l be traiisfeiTi-d to Korea [or action. While ho dirt not discount entirely tlic possibility or such a move, t!ie s)ioke.siimu snicl tlie matter wns cno for lii?h policy decision which would not lie reached In Hong Kong. He added that if a decision were reached to send Hoii" Kong troops to Korea, such ti contmKent would most pt'nbnhly be limited to a "to- kcit fore. " Goodbye Heartburn -Hello TUMS! Quick rclii-f for sour ttouucii. BLYTHEVILLC'S ONLY ALL WHITE THFATPF Thursday & Friday —DOUBLE FKATUKE— 'Border Incident' with Gcorjje Murphy & Ricardo Montbalm SKYLINE SOON SKYLINE THEATRE BlytheYille's Family Drive in Movie Admission 50c, Tax Incl. 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