The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 16, 1955
Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 16, 19S5 THE CALL—For its annual membership and fund campaign, the Red Cross is repeating its 1954 poster—"Answer the Call, Join and Serve." It was created by artist Joseph Binder. Fill the Gap, Give to the Red Cross To continue its vital aid to people in distress and to help our servicemen in all parts of the world, the' American Red Cross is asking for $85 million and 30 million members during its 1955 campaign. In addition to its large health and safety programs, and its nationwide network of daily emergency services, the Red Cross this year will try to prepare itself to meet any great national emergency such as might result from an enemy attack. Whenever you are in trouble, the Red Cross is around to help. Now is the time to answer its call LIFESAVER—A gift from a voluntary donor could save the life of this surgery patient. This year the goal is to collect about 1,800,000 pints of blood for civilian hospitals. DISASTER—Bed Cross nurse aids disaster victim. This service needs $5 million. MILITARY—At home or overseas G.I.'s know of the many benefits offered by the Red Cross. This year over $36 million are needed to help servicemen and veterans. WATER SAFETY—Almost every community Red Cross chapter offers course in swimming and water safety, free of charge. Such training helps reduce the death rate from drowning. Congress to Get Eisenhower's Highway Program Next Week WASHINGTON l.W — The White House announced yesterday President Eisenhower will send his multibillion dollar highway program to Congress early next week. The announcement indicated agreement is near, or has been reached, on how to finance the vast federal-state highway construction program. A study group under Lt. Gen. Lucius D. Clay proposed in January a 10-year, 101 billion dollar program to which the federal government would contribute 25 billion for an interstate trunk system while continuing aid to the states on other highways. pay-as-you-go basis. New Designs In Trains Are Upcoming PHILADELPHIA Wi — Trains of "starilin»!y different" designs will be rolling over tracks of four of the nation's largest railroads before too long. The Pennsylvania, the New Haven, the New York Central and the The proposal called for creation Santa Fe railroads announced Mon- of a corporation on the lines of the old Reconstruction Finance Corp. to issue federally backed bonds for the federal share of the cost. Proceeds of the federal gasoline tax would be relied on to pay off the bonds. Some opposition to the financing plan is reported to have developed in Congress and within the administration, with opponents contending the job should be done on a day they expect to place orders soon for radically new equipment. The announcement followed completion of a six-month study by joint committee. The PRK nas agreed to test new train of tubular design, with depressed centers. It is designed to be used in integrated trains, but can also be interchanged with present standard equipment. The PRR plans to use the train between New PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry 9 The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb & Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In T De Come In 1044 Chick COMING SOON Bob Logan. Announces a Beautiful New Porcelain Enamel Texaco Service Station Now Under Construction (Station Will Be Leased Locally) at the Corner of Ash and Division Tour With Texaco ... Let us heat i ycfur home and power your farm Hungry Woodpeckers Turn To Church Spires for Food LONDON Vfi — A strange war of attrition against the church spires of Southeastern England by flocks of green woodpeckers came to light yesterday. Caretakers of more than 30 churches in Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent reported their steeples have each beer, riddled with 500 to 1,000 holes an inch in diameter. They appealed to the National Federation of Master Steeplejacks for help, but its investigator, Sidney Larkins, failed to see in action the birds which drilled 600 holes in the spire of the parish church at Great Hallingbury. "Every time I pass that spire I climb up and try to spot the wood- peckers in action," he told a reporter. "I've made the trip 24 times so far, in every hour of daylight, and have yet to see my first bird hammering on the shingles." But -bird watchers at other churches have definitely identified the vandals as the green woodpeckers. Bird experts advance a tentative explanation for the behavior of the woodpeckers. With few exceptions, the churches affected are in areas where farmers have used DDT freely to wipe out insect pests. So now, say the experts, the hungry woodpeckers have taken to drilling through the shingles for woodboring worms and hibernating flies. F irst Class of ROK Jet Pilots Graduates, Stage Air Show OSAN, Korea OP) — South Korea's first 10 jet pilots graduated yesterday in a ceremony which Lt. Gen. Roger. M. Ramey, U. S. 5th Air Force commander said, "marks the beginning of training for a modern jet air force for Korea." The new jet pilots joined U. S. Air Force pilots in a graduation day air show over this base 40 miles south of Seoul. Maj. John P. Anderson, who headed the U. S. instructor team, said, "The ROKs do as good as I have ever seen." Anderson, of Buhl, Minn., said they will work out soon in P86 Sabre Jets. The South Koreans soloed in T33 jet trainers. South Korean air force officials said they would get a wJng of Sabre Jets soon under the 420-inilllon-dol- Auto Spark Sets Off Fatal Fire EL CENTRO, Calif. (#—A spark from an automobile motor was blamed yesterday for the explosions and fire that killed three persons, critically burned smother and destroyed the Signal Oil Co., gasoline storage plant yesterday. Fire Chief Jersey Birchfieid said the motor spark probably ignited a storage tank 50 feet high, that flames set off the blasts in two others. Altogether, about 45,000 gallons of gasoline were ignited. Flames shot 200 feet in the air and dense, black" smoke hung over El Centre for hours. Farm Gas Tax Change Fails in House Again LITTLE BOOK I* — An attempt to change procedure lor taxing gasoline used (or agriculture purposei at a reduced rate failed In tha House for the second time yesterday. Gasoline used for farm purposes Is taxed at the regular rate of 6'A cents a gallon but through filing or refund claims tne user may get all but two cents a gallon remitted. Rep. Paul M. Graham of Lawrence County would have changed the law to permit the user to buy the gasoline on payment of * two cent tax. The vote was 41-39 for the bill but 51 votes were needed for passage. A similar bill by Graham wai defeated several weeks ago, Crowd Sees Pope VATICAN CITY I* — Pope Pius XII appeared in the window of his third-floor Vatican study yesterday to bless a crowd In St. Peter's Square. It was his first public appearance since his grave collapse lar U. S. military aid program. A new clnss is already training in jets and joined in the air show. York and Pittsburgh and New York type tra j n ntni , being built by the. available on a third design, and Washington. [ American Car and Foundry Co. for ( put in operation by the New Haven. | on | v The New York Central has \ the Rock Island Railroad. "Talgo" j The announcement said the Santa agreed to order a complete inte- cars are low slung, lightweight and | Fe will soon deside upon a new de- grated train similar to the design Mouse Defeats Amendment to 1950 Stock Law LITTLE ROCK llfl — The House yesterday failed to pass a bill to amend the Initiated stock law of 1950. The bill would have amended the act which says that livestock must not be permitted to run at large on highways to exempt Stone County. Sixty-seven votes were necessary j for passage and the bill received against 16 negratiVe ones. The Finest USED TRACTORS Are Traded in on the NEW FORD 600 and 800 TRACTORS You Can Buy Them Al Bargain Prices-Easy Terms At SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Phone 3*8951 icnown as "Train X." This is described as similar to the "Talgo" sien of equipment to be used first in its El Opitan between Los An- were not immediately j geles and Chicago. designed for use'only as integrated units. Details The proposed amendment was submitted by Rep. Gerald V. Partee of Stone County, who contended that this largely rural county did | not need the law. USED TRACTORS MOST ALL MAKES and MODELS We have the tractor for you! Come in today and have a look. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. * The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 Ph. 2-2412 THEY ALL "I was planning to buy rar 'A' when my neighbor let me drive his new "Plymouth. That smooth riile changed my mind; 1 chanped to" Plymouth!" A. G. Dcsaulniers, Dorchester, Mass. 'That ?lcfk new styling made me swiirh to Plymouth this year. It looks like a dream on wheel?, and that's the way it ritie?!" Claude L, Council, Washington, D. C. ED OTHER MAKES '! shopped around carefully and switched from car "IV bf- rause Plymouth wa? way ah'-ad in size, riding comfort and in appparanrf." Clarence Krauel, Chicago, lit. wifr likes Plymouth's slyiini:, I like ils power. And with our six grandchildren, Pl\ntom!fs extra safety ff*a- turf? an? all-important." Juhn A. Horn, Pittsburgh, Pa. "I looked at 'all 3* low-price car* carefully. In styling, in comfort, and • in roominess I found the new Plymouth won by a mile!" Joseph H. Nelson, Xcwbury, Ohio. "I used to drive car 'A* but I'm glad I changed to Plymouth this year. It's so much hitfger it's hard to believe it's a low- price car!" Kermit C, Lien, Minneapolis, Minn, "I compared Plymouth and the other two low-price cars carefully. Plymouth Rot my vote for three reasons: styling, size and comfort!" C. l)al« Warmnn, Portland, Ore. THEY CHANGED TO THE ALL-NEW OUTH Biggest of the low-price 3! Newest styling of the low-price 3! Two top engines of the low-price 3! Choice of 6-cylinder PowerFlow 117 or Hy-Fire V-8 engines with 167 hp and 177 hp*. This year of all years, look at all 3, and you'll join the swing to PLYMOUTH, the great new car for the YOUNG IN HEART! Best buy new; better trade-In, tool *V/ith optional PowarPak Actual photo of the Plymouth 8«lvod«r« Sport Coupo, powftred by the n«w fccyllndar PowerFlow 117 engirt. Plymouth dc.iUrt art llstid under "AutomoblU Do.ilor«-Plymouth" In your Classified Telephone Directory The BIG swing U to Plymouth! COME IN TODAY! SEE IT, DRIVE ITI

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