The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
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Bouse MayTrim AW for Europe Committee Chairman Doubts an Okay on $17,000,000,000 Deal • By 8»ndor B. Klein (UnJUd Frew SUB Correjpondent) WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. (UP)— Cbalrman Charles A. Eaton of the Home Foreign Affairs Committee Y^Ieed- doubt yesterday that Con- tnu "In Its present temper" would authorize the 517,000,000,000 asked bjr President Truman for the European recovery program. The New Jersey Republican also Mid he thought the President was shooting too high In hit request for Initial appropriations for the 'four- year program. Mr. Truman requested »S,«ao,OOfl,OOfl for (he first 15- months of operation but this did not Include 5822,000,000 to be sought for Western Germany, Eaton, who has been a staunch advocate of bi-partlsan foreign policy,' urged that Congress adopt the "general objectives" of the so-callerl Marshall Finn. But he thought It would be best to authorize funds only from year to year. "I for one would want to make it clear to Congress that once It adopts the Marshall program, and It should In one form or another, It must see It through, " Eaton told reporters. "There can be no turning back." H» promised that his committee would give "a most Impartial and complete examination of the Marshall plan, not from a partisan view, but from the point ot view of world conditions as they affect the Mcurity of the United States." Cost ft Billion 1n '« jSen. Robert A. Taft, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, told reporters he believes tlio Marshall Plan will cost more than tt.OOO.OOO'.OOO In fiscal 1049 If the administration progra mis approved bj Congress. ,To Mr. Truman's request for an initial «,800,000,000, Tart added the J»»,000,OOQ the administration plans to ask for relief 1n Western Germany. $350,000,000 'to be spent by the International .bank and $550 000,000 by the ..International fund. Money for the latter two organizations already has been appropriated. T«ft expressed belief tliat Congress would approve only a one year authorization. Eaton said thnt while ht did not think the objectives of the Marshall Plan could be achieved In less than four years, he too favored only a year's authorization at a. time.. Meanwhile, Btrong support for the President's program came from the "Committee for the Marshall Plan," «:trroup whose officials include former Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson and former Secretary ot \Var Robert P. Patterson. Acheson told, a news conference It-would-be "disastrous" If Congress failed ,tb vote at^ least » first Install, menton the long-rahge.program before March 31. ' He and Patterson said in a joint statement that. Mr. Truman's request for an Initial 16,800,000,000 WM, necessary to do an effective Job. "Europe's real needs are actually greater than this," the statement said. "If the amount Is reduced, or If w« do not provide a reasonable share of goods In short supply, the European countries will be able merely to exist. They will not be uf'J° ex P and thelr production on which their recovery depends." Ithaca'* Squirrel Story Popular With Dutch Offers New Models in Trucks *' N, Y. (Up)_ W h tn the Jthac* Journal published a story about a gray squirrel which took °J^L he , rooms V »«'«<1 by » family of otei, U had no Idea thu account would become popular with Dutch school children. A copy of the paper found Its way abroad and a young school teacher, delighted with the factual- thoush-fandful story, translated It A new line of Dodge Job-rated trucks comprising 248 basic chassis models ranging from 4,250 to 23,000 pounds gross vehicle weight has been announced by U P. Nortwfck, director of truck sales for the Dodge Division of the Chrysler Corporation, Some of Ihe new trucks will be placed on display here Jan. 7 by Ihe Blylhcvllle Motor Co. A combination of strength and i dimensions remain practically un- ^,,.r,,» „.,„„ i. .... ,.. -, clm)lgMl| m . lldng lt , )OSS | 0l<! w ,„, the same length bodies as before. New ease of handling ami drlv-, ing has been provided by the shorter whcclbasus and wider tread front axle, togcllier with cross steering, which Is a new feature un all conventional cab models. The cross steering permits a 37-degree turning angle both right njiri left. Drivers now cnn park or back Into alleys or up lo loading platforms with much greater ease. Road shock through the steering wheel is greatly reduced by the crow steering, which hns the drag llnlc running JJarallcl with Ihe front axle. Ilowing line.s Is the keynote of styling lor the new trucks. They were riojlencd lo combine appearance with com tor I, safely, performance, economy and ease of handling. rvotit stxlvs have been moved back and engines have been moved forward to more of the gross vehicle weight on the front axle and provide better weight distribution. The for conventional mertck through Ihc 2-ton has been reduced eight inches, while the 2 1-2 and 3-ton models have been reduced six inches. The new trucks have been CMginccrd so thnt despite the shorter whcelba&cs, the cab-lo-axle JK/VTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Baylor To Honor Robert Browning With Memorial WACO, Tex. (UP)—The world's greatest Robert Browning collection will be housed In a $700000 library on the Baylor University campus In Waco, If present plans material- ise. Already an estimated 5400,000 Is available for the edifice, which will occupy a city block. The driving force back of this cultural movement Is Dr. A. Joseph Armstrong, head of the department of English at Baylor, In 1918 he presented his private Browning colectlon to the school. Since then his efforts have resulted In making L i 18 world ' s sreatcal collodion "it Books, poems and paintings of the famed Britisher. The collection is valued conservatively at $250,000, Dr. Armstrong says, pointing to one book alone worth J60.000. Japanese I.lkc Him Browning died In 1889. Ho was then and Is today widely read. His works have been translated Into 37 foreign languages. There are 650 of his works and criticisms of Browning In the Japanese language alone. Collecting [he works of the poet into Dutch for her pupils. Children o: Holland arc now hearing and reading of Ithaca's gray squirrel which found an apartment in the bee-descried locust, tree across the street from Red Cross headquarters. Sayings Associations Increase Assets CHICAGO, (UP)— Officials of the United States Savings and Loan League announced that 148 savings associations in the United States now list assets of $10,000,000 or more. That Is nil Increase of 21 associations In the top bracket class over 1946. The largest association which Is a member of Ihe league Is the Perpetual Building Associalion of Washington, D. C., with nsscls of (88,388,788. Bicycle Squad Since experts regard that means of transportation as best suited to .streets crowded with tralfic. a "flying squad" of London's police force Is equipped with bicycles. We bring to you the warmest of wishes for Christmas ... a greeting full ot good cheer for the entire New Year. •Sk £^^^^v AL Sullivan's Cafe has taken Dr. Armstrong across Ihe Atlantic 32 times. He Is considered one of the greatest living scholars on Bdov/nlng, The present Hrovmlng library on the Baylor campus, while small, has rich Renalssanse furniture, hand-carved bookcases, oriental rugs and stained glass windows designed especially for Baylor's collection to Interpret certain of Browning's poems. The collection numbers more than 4,000 books ranging from first editions to college theses. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1947 Home Of LaF.ttes, Pirate Brothers, Sought As Shrine GALVESTON, Tex, (UP) — The home of Jean LaFitte, one of the last of the freebooters In the Gulf of Mexico and a man whom time has softened from pirate to legendary figure, Is slated to become a historical center. ' The old building has been requested by the Galveston Historical Society. The society asked the city to waive tax claims accumulated over the yeari and to convert the home Into a historic center and recreation area for underprivileged children. LaFitte, with his brother, Pierre came to the Galveston area after the Battle of New Orleans, In which (hey and their followers played a prominent part In the defense of the Bayou City. After the battle, mi two outlawed Frenchmen were restored to citizenship by the American government. The life of respectability paled on them, however, and they set up their smuggling and pirate band again on the Texas coast Nary Kept Watch It was during that period that LaFitte maintained his home In Galveston. A pugnacious American navy kept close tab on the activities of the LsFlttes and finally the commander of an American war vessel gave the pirates notice to vacate. In a letter to the city commissioners, the society explained that W. L. Moody, Jr., had acquired the property on a foreclosure a few years ago. ft was found that the delinquent taxes amounted to more than Its utilitarian value, and Moody let the state foreclose. The redemption period has expired and Moody has oflcred to quit-claim the ' property to the f»H M|, l l( 4«r, trlii! Ni H.llt- Tr. Win, . Oalveston Historical Society, providing the state, county and city will remit the delinquent taxes. WARNING OKUEK Charles H. Kendall, Ptff. ">. No, 10,353 Lela M. Kendall, Dft. In the Chancery Court, Clilckd- fawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. The defendant, Lela M. Kendall ;s Itcreby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Charles H. Kendall. Dated this 15th day of December, 1947. HAJIVEY MORRIS, Clerk : By Betty Peterson, D. OV Attorney for Plaintiff: Claude F.' Cooper. 12124-31-117-14; PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug StoreS BLYTHEVILLE Enjoys the Best Things of Life * That's Why "Old Faithful" Enjoys Such Popularity KENTUCKY STRAIGHT "Sour Mash" WHISKEY Also Black Label—90 Troof YELLOWSTONE BoHUrf in Bend Bovrfcen 100 Proof Barrjtt Hamilton, Inc., Distributor, A Bright and Cheery Holiday to you All From desert to sea, from earth to heaven, the spirit of Christmas encircles (lie world. To eacli ami every one of you—wo wish all the joys and happiness Chri.stmas-tide brings. To nil our patrons, we thank you sincerely . . . we look forward (o serving you even better in MS. C. & W. CLEANERS 300 South Divition cssat is not riches or elaborate gifts (hat. make a Christmas merry . . . but the simple,. familiar wishes of neighbors and friends, pi an unassailable faith in our Lord and Prolcclor. With this thought, we raise our voices in the ngc-old greeting. "A Merry Christmas lo each and everyone.7 the NOBLE GILL AGENCY

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