The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 2, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I, 19B5 BLTTHET1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Hair-Splitting on Some U. N. Issues Often Is Necessary By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) - The delegate from Syria raised his hand and observed: I he previous speaker has referred to the right of permanent sovereignty over natural resources and wealth. In the French translation it reads the permanent right to sovereignty. Can the chairman say which is correct?" The chairman shufflen through some documents. He consulted an aide, then announced: "We'll refer the question to the secretariat." A splitting of hairs? Perhaps. But that is the way the argument goes in the U.N. Social Committee on one of the toughest jobs confronting the U.N.: How to make the protection of human right; treaty obligation among the nations of the world. The U.N. charter, now more than 10 years old, makes several references to human rights. It provides for a commission to promote those rights. In December, 1948, the Assembly a .Jopted a universal declaration on human rights. But no agreement has been reached on covenants on human rights which would have the sanv legal status as international treaties, once they are ratified. Defines Rights Last year the U.N. Human Rights Commission, after six years of effort, completed the articles for two draft covenants. One defines] civil and political rights and the! other economic and social .rights. I Right now the Social Committee is taking up rticle one. which reads the same in both covenants It deals with self-determination. the hot issue between the colonial I and anticolonial powers in the.U.N Britain, Australia and the Netherlands want to delete Article I entirely. Brazil wants to knock out Article I and some others. Samuel Hoare. a British expert from the Home Office, poked away r * Article 1 during a committee session. He quoted from the first sentence: "All peoples and all nations shall have the right of self- determination, namely the right to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural status. Depends on Others Hoare wondered also about the right to freely determine social, cultural and economic status. He asked whether that meant the right of a nation to put a barrier around its culture, as Nazi Germany tried to do. Hoare said no nation could determine its economic status—in these days it depends on other nations. He gave up entirely on social status. "What the social si tus of a nation is I utterly fail to conceive," he said. "I am completely baffled by it." No doubt other delegates will attempt to enlighten him. But there are 29 articles in the draft covenant on civil and political rights. Each article has to be considered separately, In addition various proposals and amen ments. It's a long road ahead. Petroleum Men Hall Steps To Reduce Oil Imports ST. LOUIS (.fl — New government steps aimed at reducing oil imports from the Middle East were hailed yesterday at a convention of the Independent Petroleum Assn. of America. The association's import policy committee, in a report to the convention, said the government action, announced yesterday, "gives further encouragement that a solution of. the problem of excessive (oil* imports is not only in process but will be forthcoming." The report \Vas approved by the convention, attended by some 1,000 oil producers. The convention also called for Senate passage of the Harris bill, already adopted by the House, to ease federal regulation of the production, gathering and field sale of natural gas which may enter into interstate commerce. The two-day convention, which ended at noon, was told by Dr. A. I, Levorsen of Tulsa, OkJa., form' president of the American Assn. Petroleum Geologists, the Unite States can and must provit enough oil for its future needs * we are to survive under prese: world tensions." Levorsen said there is enough o outside America to run the enti world, including the United State for a "long, long time." REA to Intervene In PSC Case LITTLE ROCK iff)— The Arkan sas State Electric Co-operative A; sociation, which represents 18 rur electric co-ops, said Monday nig] it would intervene in a case no pending before the Arkansas Publ Service Commission. The organization in a prepar CAN YOU SPARE A NICKEL TO GIVE BLYTHEVILLE'S CHILDREN BETTER TEETH? Dental decay is perhaps the most widespread of all diseases. Every year it takes an enormous toll in terms of decayed teeth, toathaches, lost teeth and poor oral health. How much will it cost you to prevent 65% of this disease? Check these figures of other Arkansas cities: CAMDEN—5.0 cents per person per year WALNUT RIDGE—7.1 cents per person per year JONESBORO—5.41 cents per person per year LITTLE ROCK—5.4 cents per person per year ARKADELPHIA—14.7 (the highest cost of the 30 communities in Arkansas). Even if Fluoride Pills were as effective (and they are not) how many pills could you buy for one child for a nickel? ? ? The Blytheville Water Company has agreed to install the machinery needed for Fluoridation and to buy the added chemi- cals at its own cost as a public service. Trie only cost to the user will be the above small amount added to your water bill. Repair bills? No! No! No! Little Rock has had its Fluori- dation equipment since April 1951 and has had no repair bill. Jonesboro has had no repair bills on the two machines it runs since they were installed in October 1951. FOR FLUORIDATION Convict Sues For Shore Of Movie Profits LOS ANGELES W-A San Quen tin prisoner has sued for $750,0001 damages and a share In the profits of a movie. Leonard D. Mahan Jr., 38, Is serving seven years to life for kid- naping and armed robbery. He filed suit Monday against Columbia Pictures Corp. and Eugene .Courtier, an aircraft technician who was the victim of the occurrence for which Mahan was convicted,. The complaint says the fim, "The Night Holds Terror," was made without his consent, falsely depicted him'as a killer and master criminal and failed to show that he has at all times maintained he is Innocent of the charges. Pending against tBe studio is a similar suit filed last August by Mahan's father, Maj. Leonard D. Mahan, retired Army officer, and other members of the family. They allege their privacy was invaded and ask $760,000 and an injunction against further showing of the film. Only foreign possessions on the South American continent are British Guiana, Surinam, and French Guiana. statement said it would oppose an application by Southwestern Gas and Electric Co., of Shreveport, La.. to serve 10 customers In Fayetteville and 21 in Springdale now served by the Ozarks Rural Electric Co-operative. Southwestern said it was applying under a 1956 act which provides that private utilities should serve customers in areas annexed by cities in which they operate. Co-op spokesmen cited the same law as basis for opposition saying that the act provided for compensation by the private utility to the co-op for loss of customers under the annexation provision. Southwestern had refused, to consider a trade, the spokesmen said. Guatemala Chief Hailed by Nixon NEW ORLEANS »l - Vice President Nixon yesterday praised President Carlos Castillo Armas of Guatemala for leading "the world's first successful movement to free a government which had fallen captive to the international Communist conspiracy." In an address prepared for the Inter-American Press Assn.,, representing newsmen of the Western hemisphere, Nixon said President Castilio's fight to restore free democratic government "merits our admiration and support." Castillo flew to Washington yesterday on a state visit. Nixon extended the official welcome on the eve of his flying trip here to address the press organization. Nixon said the Americas must never falter In figthing Communist conspirators wherever they may appear. "Domination by the international Communist conspiracy of the government or the political Institutions of any American state is a threat to Uie peace of America," he said. "What happened in Guatemala is notice to all the world that there never has been and never will be a place for a foreign dominated slave stave in tile Wetsern hemisphere." With or Arain't The actual pull of the moon on the surface of the earth depends on the varying distance at which the moon is to be found, but the results obtained depend on whether or not the moon Is working in cooperation with the sun, or against it. Read Courier News Classified Ad*. For Children's Upset Stomach Gel Mild, Cood-taXlr* I»IM With PERCY MEDICINI Lie Awoke Lost Night 2 of stomach acid? Do This Tonight: Why let treess stomach acidity keep you tossing and turning in a vaia attempt to sleep? Do as millions do—take 2 Turns as a "night cap." See if you don't fal! asleep more easily—feel fresher in the morning. Turns neutralize .excess acid almost before it starts. Always keep Turns handy to counteract gas, acid indigestion—day or night. Get a handy roll today. .. Mr. George Burchfield NEW MECHANIC AT DON EDWARDS CO. Due to serious illness, Mr. Fletcher Wilson is no longer affiliated with the Don Edwards Co. We have now secured the services of Mr. George Burchfield who is highly skilled and trained to take care of all your office machine repairs and servicing. SALES - SERVICE - RENTALS Office Machines and a Complete Line of Office Supplies DON EDWARDS CO. 20 Years Continuous Service in the Blytheville Area 112 W. Walnut Mrs. Don Edwards, Owner Phone 3-3382 OCTOBER SALES SMASH ALL-TIME RECORDS Biggest October in Mercury history starts the big move to THE BIG On September 29th THE BIG M-the new 1956 Mercury—was unveiled for the first time in dealers' showrooms. By November 1st, actual sales figures indicated immediate, overwhelming public acceptance far greater than in any previous first month following the introduction of a new Mercury model. It's still another new all-time record month for one of the fastest growing cars in automotive history. Come in now—see why so many people are making the move to THE BIG Ml. CHECK THE BIG M'S LEADERSHIP FEATURES! • New 225-hp SAFETY-SURGE V-8 engines • New high in usable power for pickup, passing, hill-climbing « Ten big, new Safety-Engineered features . Exciting, new Flo-Tone color styling • 13 glamorous new models, including a whole fleet of low-silhouette hardtops • New, wider price range • Consistently higher resale value The big move is on_ ERCURY to THE BIG Be sure to see the big television h BUD WILSON MOTORS, Inc. Be sure to see the big television hit. "THE KD SULLIVAN SHOW", Sunday evening. 01 W. Walnut Walnut at First Street Phone 3-6876

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