The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 5, 1948
Page 12
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*AGE TWBLYV frocks and Taxis IheMobileRadio Dovko Shift* Traffic Jam to AJr WOTW, FCC NBt Staff WASHINGTON, CKBA)— Everybody wanta to broadcast on wheels, ket 1fc*r* Just lent enough ether to to around. _ttaift th* iMUmiOT« th* Federal Conmoaicatiotii CommlMiort now tec** In byinc to allot permanent radio frequenctei to Uxi, bus, truck- tec and telephone companies and man, other Interests which claim an Important need for mobile broadaast facilitlM. Up until now *• FCo ha« provided twq channels —four frequencies—for experimental uw for thl* purpose- But them eompanl** have found the use ot radio M profitable the; are now Mktaf far permanent space on tb* •Iremdj-crowded radio band. Taxieab companies using radio* Nport that their business has in- areawd up to SO per cent. A Newark, N. J., cab operator said me time of waiting lor a cab after • customer 1 ! request had been reduced from a half-hour to three mln- nte*. He said customer* now plead, "GiT« m* time to get my hat on," when th*y call for a cab, rather than, "Hurry It up, please." A spokesman for Tajdceb Association feat the experience the American told the FCC In Newark Is Speeds Freight-Jams Air Waves PemiscotX-Ray Survey to Begin Two Mobile Units Embark on Countywid« Tour« Tomorrow CARtTTHUWVlLLE, Mo., AprU *-Th* two mobile unlU to ionduct r5,nn£~^r a ^' ey ot p «n"»ot County win embiric O n thU work In hi, county thJ. week. Unit No 1 (AWL) COOTIE* KEW» Two-way radio hi this truck helps speed freight operation.?. But mobile channels are getting so crowded a laxlcab in New England found itself answering calk from Mobile, Ala. typical of other cities where radio It used in cabs. But he said the two exjjeiltnfntal channels are getting too crowded. One cab In a New England town kept going to the vrong address all the time, UI'.M he discovered he was getting the dispatch signals from Mobile, Ala. In Chicago, New York, Baltimore and other large cities, thus crowding of the channels has slowed and confused dispatching. He said one channel will take care of approximately «o eabs efficiently. Th« taxi companies of the U. 8. »re asking for JO channels for their exclusive use. Co-Op Developed A cooperative company In Chicago it furnishing «adio service to seve- ^nl bos lines- Radio has greatly Improved service by a more efficient report of breakdowns and alarm services, contractors and public utility companies. A. T. and T. Seeks Channels . But the biggest request for a fixed place on the ether comes from the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, owners of the Bel] system. A. T. & T. officials are seeking 150 channels for their exclusive use. A spokesman for the company told the FCC that A. T. <t T. has 115,000,000 Invested in the use of combining portable radio with the standard telephone system. He says there ire now more than 3600 mobile stations around the country in doctors' cars, trains, ambulances, fuel trucks, etc.; 10,000 applications for the service are awaiting FCC action on more frequencies. All together about 110,000 hazardous road conditions. But its greatest advantage is In handling crowded schedules. It tells a driver whentan extra section 1» being added to a run. This enables htm to put up passengers by telling them another bus is following, which Information he wouldn't have without radio. Ifee American Automobile Association and several city trucking companies also report their service B»s been greatly Improved by radio. AAA wreckers don't have to report calls a mouth nre handled through these radio tie-ups with telephone switchboards. It Is A. T. & T.'s contention that the FCC should grant the handling of this service on a monopoly basis just as telephone systems are operated. This, they say, permits the use of better equipment and maintenance, furnished better service to the public and permits the spending of money on research to Improve the service. The independent telephone com'• before the back to the garage each time be-| pa " ies wnlcn appeared ^, u ,^ v.,^ fore being aent to an acclde»t or ' Fcc agreed with the A. T. & T breakdown. Truck lines are able i Position on the monopoly question to handle about twice as n " '""'" "-'""* '*•"' '•—•"»-freight^ when assigned by radii was reported Other companies i < - — ---*>— which asking for TOO for perma- monopoly over portable radio fncil- nent frequencies for portable broad- lllcs should be limited to the ureas Dell Negro Arrested Following Accident Dave Howell, Dell Negro, today faceii charge.? of driving while under the Influence of liquor following an accident early yesterday morning on West Highway 18 near Moore Bros, store. A Munclpal Court hearing for Howell was continued today until Saturday. He was slightly injured when the truck he was driving left the highway and crashed into a signboard. Howell was taken to a hospital' here but was dismissed later. The pick-up truck belonged to W. F. Brownlee of Deli, Howell's employer, and was heavily damaged. Howell was arrested by State Policeman O. E. Montgomery. C .°™ mi1n "-y '<* the county visited, according to Dr s lr of the Peml Kot Coun- ..P«p««'nent Department, which, with the state Health Department, U sponsoring the work In cooperation wilti variou* clubs and civic groups of the county. It the desire of those In charge to make at least 30.000 pictures during the survey which will continue until May 18th. Persona if years of age and older have been urged to have this free service per/ormed. The percentage of tuberculosis cases In the slate institutions U highest from Pemls- cot County, Indicating that the disease 1.1 more prevalent in this county on per capita basis, thin elsewhere In the state. Those having their pictures made will not be required to disrobe, Dr. Beecher stated, but only to remove all metallic objects from that portion of their; clothing covering their :hest. The survey, while principal- y aimed to arrest any cases of ;uberculosts In early stages, will ilso disclose all chest disorders that might prevail In the Individual, Dr. Beecher stated. The units will carry a full technical staff, and will be equipped 1.0 mndlc participants In a speedv nanncr. They will operate from Salt Menace to Trew Kent, O. (OP)—If you strew salt to melt winter lee from dangerous walks, make sure there's no seepage to roots of trees, warns D. O. Grove, chief field supervisor of the Davey Tree Exirerts Co. Salt may severely injure or even kill valuable shade trees.. much •'° * lle extent that frequencies should idlo It i °* granted' on the basis of local ipantes monopolies. But they argue that perma- monopoly over portable radio fncil- neni irequenciei for portable broad- lllcs should be limited to the ureas catting Include western logging out- I where locnl phone companies opcr- flti, aewspapera, burglar and fire ' " te alld that control should be giv- en to those companies: A Commission engineer says that 11 is physically Impossible to grunt ever, a fraction of the requests for frequencies for portable radio use, He says the engineering staff is now reviewing all allocations and within a rew months will make recommendation to the Commissioners as to how much space will be available for the use of portable radio equipment. to J*:« , from !.» to 4:00 Meh afternoon of each day they opwaU. *ull-tun« eiultt arc called for with th* exception* of Sunday* and portion* of <Uj» when the unfU are mor- Ing from en* eommunltT b» th* next: Schedule* »re a* follow* Unit N*. 1 April *—Klnfolks Bldg* th»t morning, McCarty that afbemoon; AprU 7—Cottonwood Point' April »—Tyler; April 10-11-13—Ctooter; April li—Number Eghtj April lS~Hermond«le; April 19—Culbertson; April SO—Holland; April 21—New Sumy; April 8»—Denton; April »-S7-»-st*ele| April 3»— ttaplewood; May 1—Mlcola; ¥»y 3—Canady Switch) May 4—Braggadocio; May 6-7-8—Deerlng; May 11—Gobler; May 1J—Bakenrille; May IS-U—Peach Orchard. Unit No. * April 10—Paseola- April 12-13—Bragg city; April 15-16—Wardell ; April l«-ao—Hayward; April 22—Concord; April 23— Netherlands that morn- Ing, Swift that afternoon; ' . April 27-28-»-30-Hayti; May 3 to 18 inclusive—Caruther*- i ville. ' In many communities, various clubs an organliations have made plans to go to the unit in a group, and have all members of their club or organization participate In the program by having pictures made, Dr. Beecher said he had been ad- ; vised. - ! fn Caruthersville, the Junior.! Chamber of Commerce voted U> dJ this at the last regular meeting. The lining of pecan shells, that has a puckering effect on your mouth if you chance to get a bit of it, is being Investigated M a possoble source of tannin. To Young fnvafkf JVAJWVILLB, tod. (UP)-IUeh- »rd Mtnhall't sUup collection l» trowing •AVOT, *tud«nU -e th than rheumatic f«v<r. A local carried an lt«m on hi» «><! uld hU chief hobby itampa. f* h * i f** 1 ** "ore Mt«n, «aeh MONDAY, APRIL I, (UP)—Trl* M Savoy'* thre* school* •r« on their annual two-month kept vacation. Th« youngsters are at home during January and - ruair because mid-winter storms wake Berkshire roods almost Im- pasaable. between 50-100 stamp* from nearly eontalnlng H different countries^ of new trpee at electrical aeml-oonductor, by bombardment of semi-conductor iub- sUnces, particular], germanium with nuclear particles, ta a n« development. Among the gadgets produced for more pleasant living i» a television magnifier that enlarge* images on a 7 or 10-inch television* picture tube to the slse produceV on a 15-Inch tube. ' A Word to the Wise Is Sufficient! A Shipment of Willy Jeeps And 700 Tires Just-Arrived! IT'S A—TRUCK TRACTOR TOW TRUCK POWER UNIT THAT'S JEEP! A GOOD SOUND INVESTMENT THE UNIVERSAL JEEP < WE ARE AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE BLYTHEVILLE WILLYS SALES 410 East Main Street AUTHORIZED DEALER Phone 554 "CURTAINS" To Wash-Doy Blues Peerless Cleaners has Hie answer to all Your cleaning problems! WE CLEAN RUGS, CURTAINS, DRAPES, SLIPCOVERS, ETC., QUICKLY, SATISFACTORILY REMEMBER! A CLEAN, AIRY HOME ESSENTIAL TO YOUR FAMILY COMFORT! • Pulling off spring cleaning do*sn'i get it done! Gel started right » by vending rugs and fabrics to us for our specially slerik service • Your besl is safe with us. Rugs, curfains. drapes, slip-covers and • other material that requires special atlentlon and careful han- • dim*. G*t busy today by gathering all the pieces you know need • cleaning. Then call us at 2433. Our friendly route man will call for and deliver—quickly, efficiently! One Try With Us Will Convince PEERLESS CLEANERS «• SMrth FnwkKn Street Phone 2433 MORE OIL and still more is on the way! I Last year, this country used more oil than the whole \yorld did -*-* m 1939-before World War II. There are 3,000,000 more can on the road than there were before the war. And the average motorist is using 50 more gallons of gasoline per year in his car. 25% more buses-30% more trucks-serve you now than before the war. Farmers have doubled their use of time-saving, work-saving tractors, trucks, and other equipment since pre-war! C 1,500,000 more home owners heat their homes with oil than in 1939. Today, production of petroleum products has reached an all-time record high - 61% greater than before the war and 12% greater than the peak year of war-time production 1 7, But you still need lots more oil. And that means new, expanded facilities for finding, producing, transporting, refining, and delivering more oil. And that's the job America's oil industry is working on right now - around the clock and with sleeves rolled up! THE JOB AHEAD is a big job, calling for big plans and big , performance. ' — ONE BILLION DOLLARS... that's one thousand million dollars what this one company and its affiliates are spending in 1947 and 1948 to modernize and expand production and facilities at the greatest rate in our history. And that's only part of the story. During the next few years, reports indicate, the oil industry-as a whole-is planning to spend 13 BILLION DOLLARS to do this job,. STANDARD OIL COMPANY (NEW JERSEY)

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