The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 9, 1944
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FRIDAY, JUNE D,'194-1 Street Lighting Rates Reduced Four Towns Benefit • Under New Schedule Of Ark-Mo Power Co. LITTLE ROCK, June 9, - The Slate utilities Commission Thins day announced the Arkansas-Mis 'ITn ?° W Ca hod fiM a 'w «-,t f.,° r rntes f01 ' '"""iclpa ••itieel light service In four Arkan sas (owns W hici, would amount to a reduction in rates of about S1GOO n year for Hie four cities. The (owns are Walnut Ridge, Hardy, Wilii ford and Alicia. Chairman Marvin Hathcoat'said the company had been working cm a standard schedule or rales for every lown in Arkansas and Missouri in its territory for several months. Under the new setup he added, for every 12 customers served in each town the company will contribute one free street light Mr. Hathcoat said the company served about 20 towns in Arkansas, adding ilml the total reduction when the new rates have been established 1 in each town will ije about $10,000 a year. Caruthersville Jaycee Group Plans Carnival CARUTHERVILLE. Mb.,.June 0 — The Carulhcrsvillc Junior chamber of Commerce made preliminary Plans at the regular meeting this week to stage the annual Spring Carnival sometime latci- this month. Clyde Harper was nnmcci a., carnival committee chairman in E! I Ch mcmhel ' wns authorized to invite a guest next meeting night June 19th, on an "individualized-' committee" membership drive The club voted to I)av the full $5000 """g r ee or Clyde Harper' who was. recently elected National Director, at Uie Missouri stale Jnycee Conation Harper Is to attend tne National Jaycc e Conference in Omaha, Nebr., June 16-20 inclu- 1' V n al ™-,v commiu " comprising Luther Williams. Bruce Fisher and George Kin* was appointed- by President Bill Cnlbreuth to assist Harper in planning to attend the Conference. A report was made on proceeds of the Drummer* Hall, which the club sponsored in behalf O r the Southeast Missouri Drummer's 48th annual Convention held here reeeni- On Sept. 13, 1933, the thermometer registered 136.G degrees at Azim., Inpoli. The same year, the temperature was 134 in Death Valley BLYTHEVILLE <AER.) COURIER NEWS • EPSON IN WASHtHSTOH The New 'Business as Usual' BY VF.TF.n EDRON Courier News Washington Correspondent The big rumpus over Navy's cnn collation of the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation contract brought forth ,1 strange rallying cry that sounded a good bit like a plea to continue "War as usual!" Remember the old wail of "Business as usual!" back in the days before Pearl Harbor, when Industry was reluctant to convert to all-out war production? "War as usual!" Is Hie successor to 'Business as usual!" It is Inspired by the same selfish motives and you arc apt to hear II a lot from here on. The prayer to continue war business as usual comes from business aurt labor groups who, having once been persuaded to convert to war production and having made money out of it, want It to go on forever While moaning out of one corner of the mouth about the hardships of government wartime controls and restrictions, they are yelling out of the other side whenever there is a move made in Washington towards relaxing government controls that would give an advantage to a competitor. • 'Hie result is a reconversion babel thai teats anything heard In the days of conversion, and it Indicates that the country is in for.-a long K|)ell of reverse headaches In getting back on Hie trucks of peace- unless preventives are administered quickly, before invasion success makes cancellations of ..war contracts [he rule instead of the rarity TWO WAYS TO 1)0 IT -BOTH DIFFICULT There are two principal schools of thought on how to go about ending "war business us usual." The Prsl is to set up some kind of agency in Washington to plan and boss the job. A somewhat fullering step in this direction was taken towards the end of May when War Production Board Chairman Donald M. Nelson announced the naming of n new committee of Army Navy, Maritime Commission. Manpower and WPB executives to make plans for reconversion on X-day— the date, of Germany's collapse Can WPB do this, job? Can any agency of humans be set up that will be big enough or smart enough :o deal with all the problems of business reconversion by government control? For example, there is still no place in Washington where anyone can ;o to determine what erTecL cancellation of any one prime contract will have. Nobody in Washington knows where all the sub-contracts or - ihe sub-sub-sub-contracts are Jlaccd, and who will be thrown out of a job in Connecticut, Kansas or California when a prime contract Is canceled In Portland, Me., or Portland, ore. Nobody in Washington knows what Iho Inventories of pnrls or stockpiles of raw materials nre in nil these sub-contracting plants, nor does anyone know to what ench of these plants conld be reconvened. TDK "FHEK KNTER- VRISK" THEORY The second theory on bringing on end to "war business as usual" was advanced as long ago as last October by the Senate Truman Committee investigating- the wnr production effort. It Is that the government should not determine nor even strongly influence determination of what civilian goods are to be put back In production by whom, In what quantity, or when. In other words, remove restrictions on use of materials as fast as surpluses develop, then cancel contracts as fnsl as iwsslble and leave the rest to industry. This Is nothing more nor less than exercise of the free enterprise system that business lias been yelling for. Mnybc business doesn't waul Ihis freedom of enterprise as much (is it lets.on. The Brewster cose would seem to Indicale that labor as well as management wanLs government controls left on. No reconversion of one automobile company, for Instance, until all can get back in Ihe tame . . . "war business as usual" unlil all the selfish pressure groups have made 'sure Ural Ihey are going lo be taken care of, regardless of cost to Hie taxpayer. Hospital Here To Distribute ' 'Wonder Drug' Blytheville Hospital J )as Ijeen nil- pointed the distribution center of the penicillin drug In Mississippi Comity by John M. McDonald of Chicago, director of the War Pro- ductfon Board Office of Penicillin Distribution. This marks the first release o penicillin for civilian tee, excep for experimental cases. Two millloi Oxford units of the drug lh county's monthly allotment, 'have been ordered by the local hospital The new wonder drug which lw been credited with saving thousands of lives in this war, pejicillii is more powerful than the sulfa drug and less toxic, and is particularly • effective In combatlln- Wood poisonine and bone infec- lion. Us curative powers in the trctttmenl of tuberculosis and syphilis is still In the experimental rtage. r LIE'S BOYS The other day on old lady paused in fronr of our store to talk a w moments a neighbor. She was poorly dressed, in facVher clothes were out of dote and badly worn. The old fady herself looked worn and tired, her old hands were rough and ugly b"t „ ° I,! C ' UfChed ° le " er a " d h6 ' ^es were sta'ry as h " til0t '" h0d W " • frt r A wdl «"«« °Y roye up in front of a drug s ore From the expensive ear there alighted first a tall good looking Sergeant who then helped the lady f»m Jhe car. Her boy was home on a furlough and in her eyes ™ th! same proud look that I saw in those of the old fady in f ronTof the store. These were both Blytheville boys. C Recently 1 saw a picture of about 150 sailors who had just finished he.r "boot" training. In this group of !50 at leas^'5 were Ely theville boys. Q u ,te an average for a class in an Eastern trainina camp, supposed to be made up of boys from everywhere. ? Almost every day our local paper carries the report of some Blythevlle boy k.lled or missing in action. And many of our K have rece.ved recognition for meritorious service in action A|! Our boys, BlytheviUe's boys, are in action in every fighting sector i j .L* \.° m glad that ' am an American Citizen and I am glad that my home town is Blytheville. Aren't you? LET'S BACK OUR BLYTHEVILLE BOYS WITH WAR BONDS IN THE FIRTH WAR LOAN DRIVE Harry Fritzius Dry Goods Store You'll find o complete line of dry-goods and notions at Fritzius and no parking problem. Scarce items are our specialty 2017 W. Main --.'. „.„ Telephone 2637 Rites Held For "" Former Resident Of Blytheville, • Funeral services for Jnmcs-LJnztc iird, former m.vthevillc rcsl- were held May is j u s , m Dl- efe-o, c;allf. Mr. Sheuhard, 57, died May 15 in San Diefjo followliiB n lengthy Illness. Horn «t Cam-on, ^fo.,• Mr. Siie])- linrd moved lo Yafbro In 1U19 where he fanned for a number of vcnrs Til 1928 he cnmi' lo Ulyllicvlllb nlul Deeaiiie an agent for Burnsdnlp Re- Ilnmg Comp.iny Uut 111 health forced him to retire in 1940. Two years later he moved to San IDle^o with Ills wife and three sons. Survivors arc his wife: three soils, Larry Shoplmrd. Cnilton Sliephard of San Diego, and Lewis Cllonn Shophard of His Navy, stationed in Washington; four daughters, Mrs. I<-|L" Anderson, Mrs. Clois Foster. Mrs. Jcddy Walters, and Mrs. Helen 1'ovvlcr; his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Slicpharil of Porlagcvllle, Mo.; three slstei-ji. Mrs. Kllxiibeth Plckctl of Portat'evllle, Mrs. Ann Rice of Bly- Iheville, and Mrs. Elln Price of Conran, and a brother, Mllchell Slicp- liaril of Conran. Stake Tomatoes To Save Space Wife liccimies Ire 'Man' KANSAS C1TV, Ktin. (Ijp)_Mrs. I«« Lynch, 28. mother of a 22- month-oicl baby, became one of the nation's few women ice "men", recently when her husband Joined 1 the Navy and her lather became ill anil could not continue running his Ice business. Mrs. Lynch hud never driven a truck before but she learned from two lecn- iiue employees. She said she doesn't carry anything but 35-poimd cakes of ice, however. The boys do the heavier work, 11V I1KNHY . I. 1>KKB Written for Ni:,Y With an early Mail at sowing, most Vlcioi'v Ciardiwis have now mul tlicir first crops of rmlls)> Mince, young onions, spinach, ^vis s cluird, young beets and tops, uiiby mi-rots, ami in.soiui' instona's » yowl nu'ss'-of peas, what pluns nave you made for succession crops? I'on vines should be cut off and Iho roots cultivated Into, the soil "long will) some more fcrtlllta- before late cabbage, cnullflower or Pi'pptr plants are sol mil. Or maybe you plnu lo sow seed of some 'HUT iniihirini! crop sue), „« kale, snap beans, Chinese cabbage, beets w carrots. 1) ( . sure they will slnnd 'he hot summer sun. ' , If you lire trnlnluu ymir (m , m - tues lo stakes, set (lie slnkiw before sellliiu the plants. Stakes shoul,) b,> the thickness of n broom stick rnxi "I lens! six feet. Ions since OUR foot of It will bo in the (.round, fluked plant,; ar c set two feet. "Part, mistake;! plants llinv feel I Inch out voimg shools (suckers to ninny garrfm'rs) which develop «( lie leal crotches. All (liosit should ie removed lo restrict growth | 0 l»ic main stem. Ke»d Courier Rewj vmoi Experienced Kun?enVr s suiuuilmi^ retain om> or hvo of die lower shoots anil tie them to the slnke "loiiB with flic original stem Do not prune off any leaves, and do !'°M, n 'n " I10k lhc tcll> of tht ' I>»">1- 'inlil It reaches (he top of ()»> •stake, Tight around the stake, ldos c iirmiml the stem, is the n ,lo in lying. Use a soft, but strong twine imssliiK under Ihe hen rest. leaf. Unf- fia and cloth strips are seldom satisfactory. Avoid lying blossom clusters between liic stem and the stake. As th r plants RI-OIV tJiry will have lo have additional tics to Incstake, about a fool apart, not PAGE I'HVNIN'Cl •J'VINO To iii'iiiic lomalacs, remove stem sprouts which develop -.a llii! lt:if crotches, llius rcslrlclIIIR: growth to liic> main Mom. TlfM ni-iiund the s(al»>, loose iirouint Iho slcm, Is lhc rale In lylntr l>UnIs lo slake.' lllilil. Miilcli nml lake it easy. When pliuils • aru \vell siurtert and you wnnl i\ rest from ciilliviUlnB, wccd- liiB iinci walcrlni!. spvcnd u le arc-a lietweeii the rows with a mulch of fjrus.s clij)l)ines, liny, slniiv, weeds or oilier lliilit Illln. ThLs'hclns lo riitnln moisture, keeps the roots cuol wild increases the yield. Weeds should lie cul down Ijcfore pliiclnii luulrh. , Miss Snider VY7// Sail Aboard Hew Battleship ' Miss Tirade Enldor of Bl Louis formerly of. Blythevillc, will leave tomorrow for New York where she has been liivitcd to mnke the Initial voyage aboard the battleship "Missouri". MISS Snider will be accorn- ))anic-ci b|. her father,' John w Hinder, st, i/mis banker. When lliij "Missouri" wn s chrls- (cued In the laic Winter by Miss Mnmarcl Trimiann of SI. Louis dmuilitcr of lhc Missouri senator, Miss Hnldpr served us maid oi honor «t the ceremony. The two alrls «rc rtoRimati's at Bradford College, limdfoid, Mass., near Doston Miss Knlder ,lived In IMythevlllc 'vornl years with her parents while her father was. connected with Iho Klist Nalloiml iimik, nntl she visits hero every Summer n s the idlest of her aunt, Mrs. U s Simmons and Mr. Simmons l'u-yl, ruler of Mnnclmkim, ndopt- .(•d mi ordilcl wlih i]v e petitls as the family, crest. Cnlltoi-nla, cities Iiave outlawed mlbtk'loo by nrdlnuncc as a tree and plant- pesl, Paragould Planning Postwar Improvements DOCK, Juno fl (UP) — A big post-wai public imprpyemerit plan for Paragoutd In Green County hijs bcem published-.' , Contained In the proposed public" Improvement plan is 117, miles of roads,, a new courthouse', and fall 1'ar.igoiild lm s neither a city hal! noi nn adequate fludllorium. Aud flic Green county jail and cour^ House have been deemed obsolete and Inadequate. • • The plan would cover a six-year PwlOd following the war. P.icully, Sluclenls Pilch In " KENT, Wash. (UP) _ War, th« Hreat equalizer, has placed, high school slutlenti, and faculty member bide by side at Jobs with the Ktnl plant of Northwest Metal .Product* Co. Teachers, Including a high school pilnclpal and a coach punch the clock along with n. substantial number of their students whom the com pany has enlisted ta ; help meet production «hedii|«s In Hie inanpqwcr-hungry-.arca. >-;...,,.,-, The ixjlsncttla . was named after Joel Polnsett. . < v Dc/rcio»s Foods—Reasonably Priced! 'SCAFE . In, Delicious Steak Dinners SpociolPlnto Lunches Real Southern Barbecue Sandwiches—Cold Drinks HHHK ON TAI' AND { JOHN FOSTER, Manager \V. Muln 3 ...

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