The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 16, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 16, 1953
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THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1D5S BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Oklahoma City Caught in Water Shortage and Sees No Solution By LLOYD WOLFE OKLAHOMA CITY I/R — Three- fourths of the earth's surface is water. You'd think there would be enough to go.around. But Oklahoma City, locked in the throes of a drought-bred water shortage with no solution in sight, has become a "worried, puzzled" community. Its population of about 250,000. the 45th largest city in the nation, has cut its water usage about one- third—but that's not enough. Even with the reduction, the supply on hand in the city's two lakes is not expected to last past mid- November. Normal rainfall isn't expected to bolster the supply appreciably. The water shortage hurts! The still - to - be - developed Southwest is looking for new industries. A plentiful water supply is a big lure. But here, the cloudless skies have snapped the bait off the hook. In some Southwestern cities, where supplies have run dry, water' is being trucked in. Industries Hold Back William Morgan Cain, president of the city Chamber of Commerce, said dryly: "Industries that would ordinarily be interested in Oklahoma City have just stopped and are waiting to see how this thing turns out. A lot of them, with the situation as it is, don't even look. "Generally, it has been bad for business in the city. People get worried and puzzled." Taxes, too, take a beating. Mayor Allen Street pointed out normally the city collects $1,700,000 annually in water taxes. With consumption curtailed "about 20 pel- cent of that is lost." Tulsa, in the northeast part of the state, is a virtual oasis. Big government dams have assured it of all the water it can use now and in the foreseeable future. Oklahoma city fathers, who constructed a new lake a little over a decade ago thinking it would answer the city's water problem for a century, aren't wailing for Mother Nature's help. A two million dollar bond issue has been passed to dig emergency wells. Professional cloud seeders have been consulted and Mayor Street says they probably will be employed to produce rain along the lake's narrow watershed. Army Surplus Threatens Costly Loss WASHINGTON Wl — House investigators say the United States may lose "an unpredictable amount of money" unless an effective plan is developed for disposing of billions of dollars worth of surplus military equipment. A House operations subcom- mitee told Secretary of Defense Wilson to prepare immediately a concrete program. ^ The subcommittee, headed by Rep. Riehlman (R-NY), said that through obsolescence alone, the vast supplies of equipment now on hand will create "surpluses amounting to hundreds of millions and possibly billions of dollars within the next few years." Bus Drivers Strike COLUMBUS, Ohio W! — Bus drivers today struck the Columbus Transit Co., leaving this capital city of 375,000 without its main means of public transportation. The CIO workers walked off their jobs when the city government and the company failed to agree on a new fare increase. 104 Huks Killed, Caught MANILA UR — Philippine Army headquarters reported today it Here's Fashion Note for Reds VIENNA ypj—Fashions for Communists: "In the factory for ready-made women's clothes, conditions have improved over last year — dresses are no longer thrown on the floor, but they show amazing defects even now," reports the Hungarian newspaper Esti Budapest. "Some clothes are so creased they look as if they came from the disinfecting institute instead of the coat shop . . . there are coats which have been stretched from having been hung up too long . . . others are dirty from storage . . . there are about 60,000 women's, girls' and children's coats of inferior quality." In the state-owned men's clothing factory, reports the same newspaper, there have been hundreds of inferior suits made. "The legs of some pairs of pants differ in color . . . in the coats it often happens that the lapels are a darker shade than other parts of j the coat." Nation's Surplus Butter Supply Hits Record High Of 250 Million Pounds Nations Surplus 12 TA49 Indent WASHINGTON!*—The nation's surplus of butter has climbed to a record of more than 350 million pounds. The Agriculture Department reported today that stocks in cold storage on June 30 totaled 253 million pounds, or about 14 million more than the previous record set Aug. 31, 1950. Stocks of cheese also readied a record by June 30. totaling 339 million pounds. The bulk of these holdings of butter and cheese were acquired by the government under a price support program. In (lie Chancery. Court, Chlcka- sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Ed Tramble, Ptf. vs. Oliver Phillips and David Phillips, Dfts, The defendants, Oliver Phillips and David Phillips, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of j the plaintiff, Ed Tramble. Date this 30th day of June, 1953. Geraldine Listen, Clerk Ed B. Cook atty. V|2 9-16-23 Outlives Diagnosis LAINSBURG, Mich, u!) — Charles Starr celebrated his 100th birthday today. Smilingly, he recalled the doctors told him 50 years ago he had a bad heart and might not live very long. May Quiz Bridges WASHINGTON tfl — Rep. Clardy (R-Mich) saM '-lay he has requested the House Un-American :. ;ed and captured 104 Commu- Activities Committee to call West! Coast longshoremen's leader Harry nist-led Huk dissidents in a two- week military oper ed yesterday. 'on which end- Bridges for questioning about Com- Lons term FARM LOANS LOW RATE NO FEES OR STOCK J. W. MEYER 1st National Bank Bldg. BIytheville, Ark. Phones: Office 2261 Residence 8607 Jn Association with THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA HOME OFFICE. NEWARK, N 406 W. Main Phone 4591 YOUR CHOICE-$318 Regular 354.95 M-W Refrigerator with fully automatic defrosting. 1 1.2 cu. ft. capacity with 62 Ib. full-width freezer, 21.8 sq. ft. of shelving, and 4 full-width door shelves. Butter keeper in door has temperature control. Twin food fresheners hold 27 qis. of fruit, vegetables. Regular 354.95 M-W Home Freezer. 13.6 cu. ft. capacity holds 476 Ibs. 2 wire baskets, 2 dividers make it easy to sort foods properly. Counter-balanced lid automatically turns on built-in light. Durable white baked-on enamel finish. Walls won't sweat even in humid weather. COME IN TODAY-ASK ABOUT WARDS CONVENIENT MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN J J January Prices in July Whoever Heard of That! • • • Well, We've Got 'em - - 50 USED CARS • • "SAFETY TESTED" - - WRITTEN GUARANTEI THREE THURS.-FRI,-SAT. JULY 16-18 Here Are Just A Few Of Our Special Ba rgains: 1950 PLYMOUTH 3-door— (29C) Jet black. Contrasting WSW tires. NEW MOTOR. GUARANTEED 90 DAYS ORM.OOO MILES. $995 1947 CADILLAC 4-door— (42B. Original black. Hy- dramatic, radio, heater, plastic seat covers. It's STANDARD OF THE WORLD. Reduced. $795 1947 PONTIAC 4-door— (48R-. Gray and blue tu-_ tone, radio, heater, seat covers. ALMOST N E W TIRES. $395 1948 OLDS 98 2-door — (51A). It's red, has hydra- matic, radio, heater, covers. CLEAN IS THE WORD. $795 1951 CHRYSLER 4-door— (5ZA). Light gray, auto- mutic transmission, radio, heater, plastic covers. ONE LOCAL OWNER. $1395 1951 OLDS Super 88 4-door — (50A). Beautiful glade green. Hydramatic, radio, heater, plastic covers. I! II A N I) N E W WSW TIKES. $1595 1949 OLDS 98 2-tIoor— (45A). Original green. Looks like new. One loral owner. Very low mileage. Hydramattc, radio, heater, « u s 1 o m plastic covers. ROCKET ENGINE, $1095 Iflll FORD Clb. Cpe.— (4138!!). Radio, heater, plastic covers, good tires. A REAL GOOD Bl;Y. $195 1950 FORD 8 2-door— (XYZ). Silvertone gray, beautiful plastic covers. One careful owner. ABSOLUTELY SPOTLBSS. An outstanding value. $1095 1950 OLDS 88 2-door— (49A). Original blue. Conventional shift. New radio, heater, gorgeous plastic covers. ROCKET POWERED. City driven. Mileage average 20 per gal. $1195 1950 MERCURY 2-door— (D153). A pretty black and extra clean. One local owner. LOW MILEAGE. $1095 1949 OLDS 76 2-door— (U154). .Tet black, red wheels. One local otfncr. Very low mileage. EQUIF- I'ED. $895 1949 DESOTO Custom 4- door—(46A). Radio, heater, plastic covers, sunshade, new tires, one owner. CITY DRIVEN. EXTRA CLEAN. A CREAM PUFF. $1095 1948 BUICK RM 4-door— (65A). Dynaflow, radio, healer. Mastic covers. ALMOST NEW WSW TIRES. Giveaway price. $795 1047 CHEVROLET 2-door — (G6A). New paint ant! scat covers. The best thing we can say is for you to see this one. $595 1951 DODGE Coronet 4- door. (MA). Light gray, looks like new. Radio and heater. ONE OWNER. 14,000 ACTUAL MILES. $1195 HIGHEST TRADES--BEST TERMS -DOWN PAYMENT IS EASY HERE- 1950 BUICK Spl. 2-door— (69A). Light gray, conventional shift, radio, heater, seat covers, spotlight. BARGAIN. $995 1947 DODGE 2-door — (70A). A pretty Alpine blue. Clean as a pin. Drives and handles perfectly. ONE CAREFUL OWNER. '$595 1950 BUICK Spl. 2-door— (71A). Black with beautiful plastic interior. Conventional shift. ONL* ONE CAREFUL OWNER. $1095 1950 OLDS 98 4-door— (68A). Very pretty beige. Extra clean. Actually looks like new. Has Hydramatic. radio, heater, plastic covers. POWERED WITH A ROCKET ENGINE. $1295 1950 CHEVROLET Deluxe 2-door—(UI55A I. Power- Ilide. Heater, plastic covers, sunshade. It's n light gray beauty with WSW tires. SHARP AS A TACK. $1095 1942 FORD 2-door with radio, heater, crs. Almost new tires CEPTIONAL. $295 Black cov- EX- 1948 CHEVROLET 4-door. Beautiful tu-tone finish. Has sunshade, radio, heater, plastic covers, good tires. NO NICER ONE ANYWHERE. $695 NO MORE ROOM DOT PLENTY MORE CARS Open Until 9 p.m. Daily During Sole HORNER-WILSON MOTOR CO. ,ON EAST MAIN ROCKET OLDSMOBILE — CMC TRUCKS PHONES 2056 - 6151 SALESMEN A. H. "tt'nlly" Wallace Joe Warren Calvin Smith Ollio Stanficld

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