The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1948 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 3, 1948
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M,i PAG* TWO Rising Prices Hit By Freeze Order : Most Drastic Ruling *_ Imposed on Iritich i Becomes Effective t LONDON. May t. <tn>) —The yidfst and most drastic price Jree»e order «\cr iriiposed in Britain bec»me effective at mldnjght |ust night'. ~* It Jutes prices at the Dcccmber- January. level for nearly every manufactured item from tablecloths to typewriters. It also restricts profit margins of manufacturers, Wholesalers and retailers. i The only 'goods wholly exempt are jewelry, books, newspapers, tobacco, automobiles,' liquor and » few imported items. Food prices are controlled already. f The pew order carries penalties up to two years In prison and a fine of $2000 for violators. Meanwhile, Britain's finest goods go on display ^tor foreign buyers Monday at the British Industries Fali,;ilie biggest single show Britain has y&t staged'to obtain hard currency she so desperately needs. > Hnrcld Wilson, president of the British Board of Trade, announced plans for the price freeze in February. It WH.S another step in the ^government's program to halt the Rising cost of living. ' Nine Pemiscot County Men Enlist in Army CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 3 j-Nine Pemiscot Courtly men entered various divisions of the Armed Forces during April, according to }he Recruiting Office here. '. They are: *• CAruthersvllle — James Malone. four years, cavalry; James Woods, three years, cavalry; Billy Horrell, three years, OIC; Charles Divlney.' fhrce years, armored, ', Stcele^-Chestcr Rowe, six years, Second Engineers S]x?cml Brigade; James McDaniol, three years, En- gineeis; William Pitts, five years, Engineers. f Hayti — Thomas Oiierluii, six years, 2nd Armored. j Cooter—Melvin Terry, five yeais, >Air Forces. -i xpert on Earthquakes 'to Speak ot U. of A. i FAYETTEVILLE. Arx . May 1.— -(UP)—The Dean of the Institute of Geophysical Technology at SI. Louis University will present nn Illu- »trated lecture on earthquakes at the University of Arkansas May 7. , ' Father J. B. Macelwane, considered one of the world's leading authorities on the. subject, will din- cuss "MicroKCisms (minor earth tre- taors) and the weather." | T'.ie address Is bejng sponsored by -.» number of campus orgftni?^tions BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arab Artillery Gets Ready Arabs. Photo by NBA-Acme slnfT correspondent D»vld S. Boyer.) Boom in Tourist Trade Predicted But Decline in Spending Is Also Forecast By United Prw* Another boom In tourist trade was predicted today, although tlio average vacationist probably will spend less money. A survey of the nation's principal Summertime playgrounds showed tliat reservations in many areas already are getting light, or will be soon. Travel bureaus, state officials and resort operators predicted that more people than ever will take Summer trips in 1948. Many believed the total amount of money spent on travel and vacations would set * record. But i they said there are Indications that individual tourists will spend less money than they did last year. Travel bureaus reported that more people are Inquiring about cheaper irlps. Resort operators and state authorities in South Dakota. California, New York and elsewhere said that tourists are "getting careful" how much they s}>cnd. The vacation season In many resort are.iE is being lengthened, opening carllM and closing later. Travel'bureaus reported that the number of persons planning trips ubronri Ins increased sharply. Thi price of overseas trips has declined .•slightly, while mils and liiis rates m United States have gone up. Sheraton, the famous furniture maker, nee designer! an oilman with heating urns under it to keep the sent warm in cold weather. Taft Proposes Wage Hike for U.S. Employes CLEVELAND. May a. (UP)—Se:i. Robert A. Tnft proposed Saturday that the wages of federal employes lie Increased "at least 60 per cent over pre-war levels." Taft. speaking before the City Club hero, said the federal government mu« recognize the responsibility to 'pay Its employes proper wages because II limits their right. lo strike. "I think we oughl to recognize that there it a new level in wages and prices and Increase the pay of federal employes correspondingly." Taft said. "I think the minimum increase, given to all people ought to be CO per cent over pre-war and I am inclined to think it should be cvti higher tlian that." Taft pointed out that wages in private Industry have Increased about 120 per cent over the 1930 level, [lit last pre-war year. He .said the average increase for about 40.000,000 employes persons was now 80 per cent while the cost ol living was up 70 per cent. The senior Ohio Senator called on .he Republican Party to nominate as its candidate n man who had helped builtt the party's program. Many Housewives Pay Last Tribute to Radio Idol Tom Breneman GIJiNDALK. Cal., May 3. (UP) — onsewms by the thousands trudged two miles up a Forest Lnwn hill Saturday to pay final tribute to Tom Breneman. muster of ceremonies whose breakfast program brightened their morning chores. •\forc than 1200 quiet women bc- san arriving by bus, nn hour before the funeral services started. By 11 o'clock they Jammed Ilia liny chuivh of the recessional, atop a gi'cen-covercd hill in the cemc- tci-y gronnas. The overflow .huddled in a double line near the church door and sat quietly on 3oa chairs set up outside the church. Inside, 350 housewives. movie stars, nnd radio comedians, all long-time friends of the radio star. sat quietly while Dr. Louis Evans of the Hollywood Presbyterian Church rend the Masonic service. Breneman, 46, died suddenly Wednesday morning of a hear-, attack, just before his "Breakfast in Hol- 1 lywood" show. MONDAY, MAT 8, They'll Tell the World ,111 j 8 students are going on the air to tell >rld how democracy works. Here, Harold Jung, 16, inangur voice of America broadcast! to Germany as he tells Gen uth about democracy in U. S. schools. Marion Dcamcr, left Lisa Sterner, both 15, woit their turn. the ates n and Ninety-five per cent of the sub- 1 sunlight, and water, and th« stance In grass comes from air, I ance form soil nutrients. b«l- +p. 1 .>., — — 1 ^2? <•* We have other types Keystone Hybrid Corn, Whit* « Yellow, Early & Medium Late, Small & Large Stalk suited to any type soil. . Also all popular Varieties Soybeans. Alfalfa, and other field seed. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 856 —Phones— 857 Caruthersville Requires Bicycle License Tags CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 3. —Mayor W. D. Byril annoumlcd last week that the new city bicycle license lags hnd been received and were ready Jor distribution. Licensing bicycles is one point of a 10-poinl Bicycle ordinance thai was adopted in February as part of a School Children's Safety drive spearheaded by the Junior Chamber I of commerce as a part of their I "Safety For Our school chi'dren"/ project. The club subsequent'- won! the State Jnycee award for this project as the most outstanding In tlie stale among jaycce clubs for the first quarter of 1948. Oil Well Drilling Crew Brings in Water Gusher MOBILE, Ala., May 3. (UP)—All .oil well crew drilling a test hole brought in a gusher last night. It was so powerful that it threatened to wash out a gravel road leiulim; from Citronclle to Oak Grove in I North Mobile County. | Tiie/ were unable to halt the flow ami called for help from County Highway Engineer Donald Smith. But instead of oil, it %vas nn artesian well of water. relaxes you from today... prepares you for tomorrow Gcmiinr Spring-Air innerspring units ; provide luxurious "Controlled Comfort" L advantages (automatic adjustment lo every body curve and body movement) ; to everyone, regardless of weight, Pcr- '. 'ect resl and relaxation arc yours lo enjoy [ ci'try niglu on Spring-Air..Come in for i demonstration and "real inside story" > »boiu mattress ((iiality and value. 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