The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1947 · Page 3
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JTUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1947 New Threat Seen To Meat Supply Disease in Mexico Could Leave Impact- On U.S. Consumption WASHINGTON. Dec. 9 (UP)— An Agriculture Department. official said today lhat tn e nation's supply of meat and dairy products Is endangered by a threat, the government Is powerless, to remove. The danger IK aftosa—foot and month disease. It kills, malms and sickens cattle, swine, goals and sheep. It Is one of the most contagious of diseases. The threat lies south of the border in Central Mexico, where thousands of rattle are infected. Their mouths and hoofs are covered with blisters. Millions of cattle are m the diseased rx>ne. If.Jhe disease became established In Mils country, the official said It could wreck the nation's livestock Industry, depriving Americans ol their normal meat, milk, butter and cheese supplies and setting off a Wild price boom. This official who asked not be identified by name, said the threat "is going to be with us for some time" because the only way to eliminate it Is to kill all animals in the diseased Mexican areas and burr and bury their carcasses. And that Is Impossible, he said, since Mexico has refused to continue an eradication-by-slaughter pro- ftram. The mere entrance or aftosa Into tlie United states would have far- reaching effects, the official said. The government vould kill every animal infected or exposed to infection. He sale! that might run into hundreds of thousands of cattle il the disease got a foothold. s. And markets would be disrupted |f by quarantine Hues halting movement of livestock. The disease broke out in Mexico n year ago. The United States stepped in and spent $35.000,000 as Its share of the cost of a slaughtering program in which about a million Mexican [animals were Killed. Then the Mexican government called off the program. The official explanation: it was having too big an Impact on the Mexican economy. The agriculture official, who was closely connected with the program, said he believed the real-reason .was that it was losing the Mexican government the support of many farmers who opposed the program, even though they were compensated for _ their slaughtered animals. BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Talking Lamp Oayle West, of Memphis? Texas, winner of national 4-H Clhb Better Electrical Methods contest, tries out Westinghouse Electric 1 * new "talking lamp." The lamp transmits the human voice by means an an Infra-red searchlight. The 4-H Clubs of America have just completed their national convention in Chicago <NEA Telephoto.) Japs Take Little Notice of Seventh Pearl Harbor Day TOKYO. Dec. 9 <UP>—Tho Japanese people look little notice of the sixth anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Sunday, but Emperlor lllrohlto told survivors nt atom-bombed Hiroshima that Jarjnu never aealu would pursue policies which might lead Japan Into another war. The Japanese had fowl and oilier shortages to remind them that .six years aRo their radios blared the announcement of the "spectacular an editorial commenting on the anniversary of the .attack, nor did (lie radio stations remind the people of the event. However. In an unprecedented and unexpected speech, the emperor noted the orcaslon wllh a statement that the Japanese "must work (o contribute to world peace and rebuild the country. 11 Standing alone on a raised, open- air platform In the center of the rea devastcd by the n-bomb, be hi"''' 1 ? 011 lll(! 'teepest, sorrow over disaster that befell Hlrashlma. Youth Who Attempted Bank Robbery Caught BOSTON. I>c. 9 (UP)Tlu arrest of Millie Murk Clements, 2). of MllllniUon, Tcnn. in connection with thu attempted robbery of a Memphis. Tenn., bank Nov. 2G was announced here yesterday by the Kill. Clemenls, sel?.e< at Oak Bluffs, Mass.. yesterday on a charge of attempted bank robbery, will bo arraigned here before a b. S. rom- clssloner for removal lo Memphis for prosecution, the FBI said. Authorities said Clements admitted he WHS the lone bandit who walked Into the Commercial A: In- k teller a note dc- Farley Back in Politics And Will Back Truman NEW YORK. Dec. 8 (UP)—James A. Parley, former Democratic national chairman, returned lo active politics today and disclosed that he will support President Truman for ; reelection in 1948. j Farley's return to the political scene i after an absence of three years was I linked by political observers with his ambition to capture the Democratic, nomination for the vice pres- dency at next years convention. Farley salr he would lake part In (he 1948 campaign "like everyone else In the Democratic party." L/.S. Supreme Court Sets Aside Negro's Sentence WASHINGTON. Dec. 8. (UP) — The U, S. Supreme Court todaj sentence conviction of a Mlssissip- nnanlmously set aside the deatl pi Negi-o on grounds that Negroe.- were systematically excluded rron the all-white jury which convicted him. Get's Crump's Blessing MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Dec. 8. (UP) — Poltical Leader E. H. Crump today tacitly indorsed Criminal Court Judge John A.-- Mitchell of Cookeville to succeed'';u. S. Sen. Tom Stewart. D., rrenn. Crump's statement, followed a Washington report 'that Stewart had decided to run for re-election. Read courier News Want Ads. BOOK MATCHES In Acetate Drums The lied eight. (iermans had a gun thai •il'v-lnch shells, weighing The note, (he Fill siUd, stated the robber had a gun. The bunk teller foiled the robbery attempt by closing his cash drawer and telling the bandit he would have to see 11 bank, official. 'Hie robber then fled. NRW politan l.nvr ('oiio.kiem All VOUK HIP)— The Metro- I.lfe Insurance Company reported that love triumphs In .spite of war, famine, housing difficulties and economic hardships. The birthrate In Germany's British zone doubled In (he. first six months last year, nirlh figures also went up In Japan. France, llnly and (he nil llsh Commonwealth. Postmaster Asks Public's Help in Christmas Rush Postinn.ster Hoss S. .Stevens yes- lerdny requested public, roo|»rallon In handling the. lienvy Christmas mailing load anil asked llmt pco- |)lc begin mailing their Christmas cards and packages at. once, spacing out Ihclr mailings over several days so that mail will arrive at Ihe. ITOst office. In a. steady stream Instead of In i|K>radlc. loads. During normal periods, cancellations at Ilic post, office here average 10.000 pieces of mall per day. he said. They are now averaging 20.000 per day. and during the peak of the Chrl.stmii.s season they reach 50,000 per day, ML Stevens pointed out. "Muny people have their OhilsL- mus lisl.s almost complete-, hut am delaying until they can fill In just a few missing addresses," the J'osi- mi'.slcr said. "II would help us A great deal it next, week these people would mall all Ihe cards IIIK jiift.s they have ready or can gel ready. 11 Full and correct addresses arc es senliM, and use- of zone number hclp.s greatly In sorting the mall (o, delivery, he mild. Packages must be wrapped securely wllh slroiii! paper and hei.vy twine, and post of- llce officials sny It's a KOOC! Idea to repeat, the addrew Inside the outer wrappings. Unnsunas cards should bo tied In bundles, with all envelopes facing the same way and the stamps in the name corner. The piwtnia.iler asked lhat all Christmas cards and., packages (or '___ PAGE THREE out-o(-state delivery b» in «i» reuiU by tomorrow and that local cards be milled, by,Dec, 1&to ensure delivery before Christmaj, First recorded me of ratten books was In 1000 B. C., when China rationed rice aft«r a ilood. AUTO UPHOLSTERY SHOP At LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. 307 East Main Street Phone 519 Yo.s, wo do all kinds (if :iuto upholstering, using only flic moat (Itirahlc nnd pleasing materials We make S10AT COVERS, 'tailored to [it your cushions. W« " ls ".,v? 1X)OU J' A NKI.S, HACK PANELS and ARM . We rclmild truck soabj— rit rubber mats, cut, lit and hind Imck .scat carpels. I.et your unto upholstery troubles bo our trouble*. »e_(lo our work officleiilly and economically. Your btisnios.s npprccinted. Thomas J, Lilly & Son For the Best in Tailored Auto Trim FOIL BACKS SO Books, Plain. Monogram Imprinted. ... . 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