The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 12, 1953 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 12, 1953
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AUGUST It, 1988 BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) CODfi'lER NEWS Texas Ranchers Approve Aid, But Will Settle (or Good Rain By MARTHA COLB DEL RIO, Tex. (AP) — Texas ranchers say the government'* drought relief pro• gram is helping, but they'l' still settle for a good rain. Del Rio hasn't had a good rain in four years. This area along the Texas-Mexican border used to have some of the richest ranching spreads in Texas. It was a country of fine horses, purebred stock and big cars. Now the ranchers rattle into town in dusty old pickup trucks asking for government help to save their foundation herds. The government offered two kinds of emergency help for the drought area of the Southwest this summer — a livestock loan program with 5 per cent Interest rate and three years to pay, and cut-rate feed for the cattle on the grassle ranges. Local county committee handle and approve applications Twenty loans already have bee made to ranchmen of UK Del R Corn, Wheat Crops Estimated WASHNOTON («—The Agricul-» ture Department forecast yesterday this year's corn crop at 3,330,418,000 bushels and. the wheat crop at 1,202,829.000 bushels. The corn estimate is 6,083,000 bushels less than last month's forecast of 3,336.501,000 bushels, and tin new wheat figure is 28,121,000 bush els more than the previous esti mate of 1,174,708,000. Department officials have said that a corn crop of more than 3. 400.000,000 bushels would create when added to a reserve of 800.000,000 bushels from previous crops, surplus supply requiring production control measures on the 1954 crop. The wheat crop has built up a. surplus supply that already has lee to imposition of acreage allotments and marketing quotas. The quotas must be approved, however, b; growers voting in a referendum Aug. 14. Lodge Meets »Top Delegates To UN Today UNITED NATONS, N. Y. iff) — Fresh from Korea and conferences with President Eisenhower, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. begins a round of meetings today with top U. N. delegates of other nations. The chief of the U. S. delegation sought to line up advance support for the American program in the General Assembly gathering next Monday to arrange the political conference on Korea. As yet the U. S. plans were a deep secret- Major questions facing the Assembly are who will attend the conference, where it will be held and what it will discuss. Lodge's return coincided with the arrival of Selwyn Lloyd, British minister of state; Maurice Schumann , Prance's secretary,of state for foreign affairs; and Andrei Y.I Vishinsky, Soviet chief delegate. Lodge visited TJ. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold briefly and gave him a quick fill-in on his Korea trip. They arranged a lengthier conference for today. Then Lodge set out on a round of calls that included talks with Lloyd and Sir Gladwyn Jebb, British permanent delegate, and with Sir Percy. Spender, Australian ambassador. Texorkona Crash Victims Identified TEXARKANA, Tex. (/p)—Identif cation has been made of five vie tims who died in the flaming wreck age of a car and a truck near her Monday night. State police yesterday identifie the dead, all occupants of the ca as: Wilson Lee Fletcher. 23, Dallas. Dorothy Lanatte, 21. Dallas. Mrs. Bobbie Crone, 24, Dallas. Johnny Ballinger, 25. Dallas, for merly from Tennessee. John T- Wallace, 29. Garland, Tex State Trooper L. C- Evans said th gas tanks of both vehicles explode' shortly after the crash on Highwa. 67 at Carbondale, Tex., about 2 miles west of here. The explosioi spewed flames over the two vehi cles. Billy Burton. 23, of Den ton, Tex, was driving the truck but suffered only minor injuries. Thunderstorms Rip Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY (#) — Thunderstorms ripped across Oklahoma last night, killing four persons, injuring others and playing havoc with electrical lines. A sudden squall struck Lake Murray, near Ardmore in southern Oklahoma and turned the calm waters into roaring waves. One boat vith four persons overturned, drowning three of them. Another man was electrocuted when he came in contact with clanging power lines which had been )lown down. TV Viewer Gets Revenge TULSA, Okla. f.-P) — A television 'irm here filed a malicious mischief iharge yesterday against a custom- j er who hurled a monkey wrench through the screen of his unpaid- for set. A brant Is a small type of goose about the size of a mallard duck. LITTLE LIZ— It's a tossup which is more valuable at a picnic—the iodine or the can opener. tN£ts City Seeks Quarters For Model California SAN FRANCISCO (fl>)— The city is looking for new quarters for the spectacular panoramic relief model of California exhibited In the nave of the Perry building at the foot of historic Market Street. Tiie building is to be remodeled for other purposes. The map Is 600 feet long and 11 1'2 leet wide and required 14 months of labor by engineers, draftsmen, sculptors, geographers and artists. Immense amounts of material were used— 2,500 square feet of plate glass for instance. It has 800,000 hand-carved miniature buildings. Mexican Cotton LAREDO, Texas (If)— Mexico expects a 953 cotton crop of 1,281,000 bales, just a shade lower than the 1,400,000 bale crop In 1952. ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m. THEATRE AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION ON OUR WIDE-VISION SCREEN LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature ^APACHE. WAR SMOKE PLUS SHORTS THURSDAY & FRIDAY Samuel Fuller* PARK Row PLUS CARTOON •••••••••••••••••••••»••••••••••••••••»•••»•»•*•• PAGE THREE Kibitzing Scribe Gets in the Act area, although the program started only July 30. Everybody's pleased. On the cheap feed program, says County Agent Tommy Tatum: "Grain is coming: in—not enough, but we expect more seed meal and cake are coming in." "There's not any way to estimate the value of the program- it's relieved .the pressure," said wool buyer Noel C. Fry of Del Rio. "But only rain will relieve The outlook for rain in Val Verde County, where Del Eio is, was bleak. The county had its 69th dark of 100-plus temperatures yesterday. Prom Del Bio to Big Spring, 200 miles to the northwest, is the critical area. More than 300 stockmen around Big Spring have received drought emergency feed. Financial condition isn't considered on requests—just how many Cattle anc sheep the stockman has and how much feed .he needs. From Del Bio to the top of the Texas Panhandle It's a shoot of 560 miles through the west Texas Disaster Area Extensive Texas has 152 counties—almost two thirds of its 263,644 square miles land area.—in the drought disaster area. Some rain has fallen on 66 of those counties since President Eisenhower designated them as eli- rlble for drought relief, and 44 of .hese have had pretty good rains. "General rains are still needed >efore the extreme drought is re- ieved," said Louis P. Merrill of Port Worth, regional director of the Soil Conservation Service. Grass that turned green after ains in the Panhandle two weeks ago was beginning to brown again Jnder the searing sun. Potter County Agent Gene Southall of Lmarillo said the capacity of the 'anhandle ranges had been re- uced 50 to 60 per cent by damage o grass root systems. Bequests or emergency feed continued. At Lubbock, 120 mites south ol ^marillo, almost everybody agreed! feed program was successful.' only complaint came from R. Young, Lubbock feed dealer, ho charged that persons not in nancial need were getting the cut- ate feed. Profiteering Charges The county screening committee eplied that basing approval on fi- ancial resources would penalize J° n Hall ne group while helping another. The only complaint In the Abine area was the delay in getting e feed. The picture was different when ewed by feed dealers. "It looks like the little feed deal• is being forced out of bus'"2~s," lid Lonnie Ross of Vernon. "Every- ody's got his hand stretched out something: for nothing these ays. My sales have fallen off more tan SO per cent since the program ent into effect." The Department of Agriculture as called for a report on charges exas ranchers were profiteering the cheap feed. W. Floyd Dean said the ranchers were stock- ST. LOUIS Wl- Harry Wllensky decided to stop in at the American Contract Bridge Tournament here for a few minutes on his way home for dinner. About to leave, he was stopped by an elderly gentleman's Inquiry: "You play bridge?" "Yes, but-," began Wilensky, newspaper reporter who considers himself nothing more than a common garden variety bridge player. "It's all right," the gentleman Interrupted. "We need someone to fill in." The elderly gentleman shared Harry's playing success without comment until he chalked up toe score. "Keep our tricks in order." he advised Wilensky. "You confuse your partner if you don't." "I don't know how to keep them," Wilensky confessed. "I never played duplicate before. The elderly gentleman paled, but rallied to say: "Don't tell anyone. Don't say a Truck Comes Out on Top In Crash with Plane MEXICO CITY W)—A truck and an airplane collided at Mexico City's airfield. The truck won. The truck crashed into a Douglas DC2 yesterday as the plane was taking off and ripped off a wing. No one was injured, but the truck driver was arrested. His explanation: Someone started the motor of his truck, which was parked on an airport runway. Being in gear, the truck lunged forward into the path of the cargo plane. word. Knowing it would give opponents a psychological advantage." Wilensky perspired, played on. Four hours later he thought of his wife; he'd be late for dinner. He thought of telephoning, but one board was no sooner completed than he faced another. Official tabulation showed Wilensky and his partner (he never did. learn his name) finished in the top half of the Bayless pairs trophy play. But the elderly gentleman was unimpressed. He bade kibitzer Wilensky farewell with this advice: "Son, let me tell you something. You don't know a damn thing about duplicate, but you have a wonderful card sense. Why don't you take up the game?" ing up and were trying to resell the feed in the Midwest at higher prices. The State Production and Marketing Administration chief, Claud McCan, said immediately ;hat he knew of no abuses of the program. He will make the investigation and the report. RIT THEATRE Manila, Ark. LAST TIME TONIGHT EYES OF THE JUNGLE With Ray Montgomery •• Alyce Lewis THURSDAY ONLY ALI Anna May With Wong Fritz Kortner ••••••••••**•••••« DANCING NIGHTLY! HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile — SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun for All! GOOD FOOD At All Bo«n SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brandt Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton AIR CONDITIONED MOTEL FOR TOURISTS HUBERTS CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Highway IiHubert UtleyHolland, Mo. Woman Takes 9-Story Dive NEW YORK W)—The 36-yenr-oW wife of an air lines executive put on a bathing suit early today and dived nine stories from the roof of her apartment house into a swimming pool, police said. The woman, Mrs. Laura Mae Qrelghton, blonde mother of three, was taken to Coney Island Hospital. Her condition was reported critical. Patrolmen pulled Mrs. Creighton from the pool, which is attached to the fashionable Brooklyn Apartment building where she and her family live. Her husband, Thomas Creighton, treasurer of Eastern Air Lines, and their three children were in the Got Pests? Here's More CT. PAUL W) — Northern Minnesota residents are enduring one kind of pest on assurances from entomologist.? that it will mean relief from another next spring. Parasite Hies, described by State Entomologist T. L. Aamodt as "so numerous as to be temporarily unpleasant" Invaded the northern areas on the heels of tent caterpillars. The. caterpillars appeared In greatly reduced numbers this year, ground-floor apartment at the time. There was four feet of water In the portion of the pool where Mrs. Creighton hit. No one had an official explanation for the woman's action. largely because of n well-org»ntie<l campaign. And Aamodt says ths parasite flies will Invade cocoons tlie caterpillars spin at this season, killing the caterpillars. The flies, Incidentally, are harmless. The caterpillars live off fresh young vegetation, denuding trees. But Aamodt says they do little permanent damage because they appear earl yenough so trees can grow another set of leaves. Postmen Speed Mail NEW YORK Iffl — The mall Is arriving a half hour earlier these days in the city's residential districts. The reason, acting postmaster Harold B. Riegeiman told ,a meet- Ing of postal employes, was because postmen are walking faster. PENNEY'S F| Its T Q U A 11 T Y J- SUMMER CLEARANCE ALL SUMMER MERCHANDISE GREATLY REDUCED!!! EN'S SPORT SHIRTS $ Group I consists of cotton leno/ rayon prints, no-iron cotton plisse. There are many styles of better quality polo shirts - collar or plain. Most shirts short sleeve ! ! FOR. MEN Regular $2.98 SPORT $-|44 SHIRTS I Entire Stock of SUMMER SHOES $ 20 Includes Nylon Mesh and all Leather 4 Only (35,36, 37, 38} ALL WOOL SUITS These are Medium Weight Tweeds Complete Stock SUMMER $733 PANTS J Most All Sizes! Be Early — Be Sure! Greatly Reduced! SWIM $100 TRUNKS I FOR BOYS SUMMERCAPS Reduced to 50?! SWIMMING TRUNKS ~S"UMMIR"$|99 PANTS I Cotton Cord & Denim DRESS $^99 PANTS *2 Sizes 12 & 20 POLO 66?; SHIRTS $1 SHOES $3 SHIRTS $1 Short Sleeve All Summer CAPS 50 All Remaining STRAW $150 HATS $1 I FOR WOMEN Entire Stock SUMMER SHOES $000 Al Lightweight SLEEPING WEAR NYLON GLOVES 33* Large All Silk HEAD-SCARFS 2 for 1.00 Odds & E nds NYLON HOSE pair Regular $4.00 SHORT SETS 1.77 Complete Stock SUMMER SHORTS THURSDAY WOMEN' ACETATE BRIEFS S • 55 Denier Acetate • Two Bar Tricot • Elastic Leg & Waist

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