The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 10, 1947
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1947 BI/YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUR1KR NEWS Lewis Solves Oil Famine: Use Coal Mine Workers Head Blames Changes in Heating Methods WASHINGTON, D«c. 10. <UP) — John L. Lewis, president, of Hie JHilcd Mine Workers (AFL) yes- "Rvday cave a Senate subcommittee His solution to the New England fuel oil shortage— "take out these oil burners, put la an ofdinarj grate anrt we'll send you the coal.' Lewis said Hint. New England householders are cold because thej succumbed to a "Roman holiday' produced by oil and gas concerns during past coal mine shutdowns. During coal strikes, these companies urged home owners to replace conl stoves wliu gas and oit burners to be "lorcver safe," Lewis said. He said gas or oil is "fine, if you can get it." Lewis spoke ly's piece at a romidlable hearing conducted by a Senate Commerce Subcommittee on current and prospective fuel shortages. The situation In New England is particularly acute. Representatives of fuel distributors and government agencies also attended the hearing. Grenvllle Mcllen, a member of the U. S. Maritime Commission, said "pressure" has been applied to government Qg_ pailmenU in behalf of proposals to sell scarce oil tankers to foreign governments. Memphis Gobs Have Different Plans For Doing Same Thing on Leaves I«ik or Tankers Cited Two witnesses, Oov. Robert P. Bradford of Massachusetts and a spokesman for a. leading oil company, ascribed the New England fuel shortage to a lack of tankers. Lewis ,m an unusually benign mood, told the hearing that gas companies have sold so many house heating installations "that they>j can't supply many cities on ft mod- afctely cold day." Wic recalled that some housewives in New York who use gas had to spend extra time 'cooking their Thanksgiving turkeys. The housewives, ho said, complained to the gas company and were informed that "everybody was cooking a turkey." "Every American has an inalienable right to have his turkey ready on Thanksgiving day," Lewis said solemnly. By William 3. Vox (United Tress Start Correspondent) MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Dec. 10 CUP)— III the old Navy-gals and liberty interested the eobs. In the new Navy H's the same. In war or peace the Navy Is consistent. The Memphis Naval Base newspaper, the Bluejacket, checked up on Christmas leave plans and got this picture of peacetime 1 Navy thinking: C. L, Swtirtout of 'Minneapolis, Minn., is "going lo tnkc to the Tennessee hills for a little lovln." "Nothing like these hill-billies." D. E. Eiireer. of Utah had this to i,ay: "As much as it hegrlevcs me to take an eiehii day leave, lu DC off for the windy clty( Chicago) to Indulge In much fun and spirits- she's waiting for me .there." Brinn Rusk, of Amarillo, Tex., was to the point:' "I've got eight days coming deep in the heart of Texas, the land oJ the sky blue sage brush. The res of the old wolf pack is waiting for me and we're going to. tame the dust storms as well as the buxom belles.' J. Q. Welsh of Pcrshing Square Los Angeles put his tongue in boll sides of his cheeks with this one: "Go home—gosh no. I've gotten I I like/11 here at this keen base tha I I'm going lo stretch out, my IcrvV' right here. Good food, snazzy worn en, root beer and all dny. cand: cane." R, D. Quinzani, of Framlngliam, Mass., is going fishing. "I don' girls," ho said. Not so with D. J. Masters, of Youngstown. O. "I'm going home on sort of a convalescent, leave after working my fingers to the bone. Of course I've got a green-eyed doll that's going to help me recover. Santa, here I come." High Housing Costs Probe Is to Be Made WASHINGTON, Dec, 10. (UP) — Congressional housing Investigators disclosed today they will hold icarlncs on the high cost of home building shortly after congress reconvenes in January, Rep. lialph A. Gunible, H., N. Y.I chairman of a. Joint Home- Senate Committee oh Housing, said (he hearings will begin the first Monday after the regular wsslon opens and will last a week- The date was set' by the committee at its first full session since subcommittees returned from tours during which 25 preliminary hearings were conducted. Gamble said the hearings here will round out evidence uncovered In subcommittee sessions and will emphasize the cause, and possible cure, of high housing costs. White Christinas for Cops MEMPHIS. Tenn., Dec. 10. (UP) — It'4 be a white Christmas lor Memphis tralllc police. , Commissioner joe Boyle announced yesterday that all police traffic officers were being measured (or white rubber raincoats, white hoots and white gloves — for Christmas holiday wear. Use of synthetic perfume started with the beginning of the 20th century. Prison Inmate Whipped After Attacking Guard MONTGOMERY. Ala.. Dec. 10 (UP)—State Prisons Director Fr»nk Boswell .said a Negro convict at | Camp Baldwin had been wlilppcd after nUactiiig a guard with a butcher knife. Boswell listed the rJcgro as George Kingpn serving five years for gram: larceny from Houston County, and convicted in October, 1044. He salrt^ the Negro was chargei with getting drunk on "julep," a drink which the convicts make, and attactlng the guard with n knife from the camp kitchen. Boswell said the record of the con vict showed three previous scnten ccs, and one escape. Appointed to Committee • WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. (UP) — Rep. F. Edward Hebert, D., La., yesterday was appointed to the House' committee on UnAmerican Activities. He replaces Rep. Herbert C. Bouncr, D., N. C., who resigned from that committee Read Courier Novvs Want Ads. NfehtCoughs — -_ due to colds...<»«i r~^T without "doling" "•-VISJH! 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