The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 17
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 17

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
Page 17
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PAGE TWENTY Big Newsprint Plant Planned 14 Publishing Firms In South Organize $32,000,000 Project PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2-1. (UP) — The proposed construction of » t32,000,OCfl plant for the manufacture of newsprint from Southern kjtpine was disclosed today by Coo.ia "River Newsprint Co., Birmingham; Ala., In a registration statement, filed with the securities and exchange commission. The company, promoted by 14 Southern newspapers and publishing firms, registered 238,829. shares of $50 par common stock for ptiblic offering at par. The shares would be sold without underwriting and the company estimates the net proceeds at 111,941.450. Additional funds to finance the mill—expected to have a daily, production of 1 300 tons of newsprint, 250 tons of groundwood pulp and 200 tons of sulphate pulp—would 0°. received through the sale of bonds. The company, however, did not disclose what -type of bonds would be offered or when the proposed future financing would take place Tne registration saitl the company had purchased G15 acres of land in Talladega County, Alabama, from Hie government - owned Alabama Ordnance Works Plant. 40 miles south of''Birmingham and certain facilities of the ordnance works will be made available to the company, the registration said. 14 Publishers Involved The 11 newspapers and'publish- ing til-ins named in the registration as founders of the company arc: The Advertiser Co., Inc.. Montgomery, A!a.; Atlanta ('Ga.), Journal Co., A. H. Bello Corp., Dallas, Tex.; Birmingham (Ala.) News Co.; Chattanooga (Tenn.) News - Free i Press Co.; Constitution Publishing mjfZft., Atlanta; Courier Journal and ^Louisville Times Co., Ky. General Newspapers, Inc., Gads- 'den. Ala.;'Miami (Pla.) Herald Publishing Co.; Nashville ITenn.) Banner Publishing Co.; The News and Observer Publishing Co., Inc., Raleigh, N. C., Oklahoma Publishing Co.. Oklahoma City; Richmond (Va.) Newspapers, Inc.; .Tennessee Newspapers Co., Nashville and the Times - Picayune Publishing Co., New Orleans. The company said it has an agreement with Kimberly - Clark Corp.. Neenah, Wis., paper firm, wherein Kimberly-Clark ' assumes responsibility for the management and direction of the proposed enterprise. Principal officers of the company were listed as Donald Coiner, chairman of the board, and Edward L. Norton, president, both of Birmingham. BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS In a Bonnet Built for Two **'' Greek Wages Fight Against Deportation NKW YOliK, Dec, 24. (UP)— Federal JudKe Simon H. RlfUud Issued a habeas coipns writ yesterday dl- rectlnR ImmlgmUon authorities to show .cause why an order for tlw deportation of a Greek newspaperman accredited to the Dulled Nations should not be set aside. The order wiis Issued whilo a deportation hearing lor N'lcholiis Ky- iliizidls. charged wllli being In Hie United Slates illegally as tin nllen Communist, was beliiR held at the of/ices of the immigration nnd naturalization service. '1'he win lor Kyrliir.idls was obtained by MLis Carol King, who was counsel for Gerhnrt Etsler when he appeared before the Un- American Activities Committee on charge* that ho is No. 1 Communist, the United States. K directed W. p. Watkins. district director of Immigration and naturalization, lo .show cause why the deportation order should not be set. aside on grounds that Hie Depart - inent of Justice has no jurisdiction in the case .since Kryiazldls Is ac- credileil by the UN. Earlier, another foreign cones- pondeiu accredited to the UN who was arri'sti'd by U.S. authorities — Sycd S. Ilasi'n, correspondent of the Peoples icleased on $5,000 bail while immigration authorities' investigated cimise.) that he violated his visa by tecoiniiiR a UN correspondent after cntenns: this country as a student. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBEE Ml . Florida lovelies Sammie Slillcy and Ann Williamson show the . latest in hats to shade the sun. The two gals share a huge si raw bonnet at Cypress Gardens, it looks pretty, but is It practical? State Department Wider Distribution WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. (UP) — The State Department plans to ask for money to send American newspapers and magazines abroad by air if Congress approves the Munrtt bill to establish a permanent "Voice of America" program, it was disclosed today. Undersecretary of State Robert A. Lovelt revealed that such action was contemplated in a letter to Sen. Alexander'Wiley, R.. \Vis., who recently, submitted suggestions for carrying put, the Voice of America program. Wiley suggested overseas shipments of- newspapers and magazines by air. Lovett said the State Departmei* was discussing the problem willi the Post Office Department but that it could be handled only by "the appropriation of funds to meet what is otherwise a very uneconomical operation." He added that funds for that purpose would tc asked when the MundL bill is passed. He wrote that the information Officials Seek of Newspapers activity of the state Department was ••supplementary in character end designed to fill the gaps in the operation of the private agencies." "Some of these' arise'"from* Die fact that' in accordance with the American tradition most of these non -' governmental . information agencies are business enterprises whose activities must be limited 10 operations which yield a profit." Lovett said. "Here the need for governmental supplementation will assumcdly be long gontinuing. "Other limitations on thc'opera- i tions of private agencies resnit from Ihe barriers which have been ! erected to the free flow of information in almost all parts of the world today, such as censorship,' tariffs, quotas, transportation and communication costs and, above all, currency restrictions resulting from dollar shortages." Mexican Volcano Shows Signs of New Activity MEXICO CITY, Dec. 24 (UP) — Parlcuthv Volcano In Mtchoacan state has been belching smoke and hot lava since Sunday night In sudden outburst of activity, accord- lo reports from Uruapan ji lishcd here today. Natives compared the volcano's lircsent activity with the intense eruptions which followed its birth Feb. 20,-1043, • • Holiday Death Toll Off to an fatly Start LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 24 (UP) — Good cooks agree on its quality 'try ^ '&. HuMKo __ THE (Dainty COOKING FAT Read Courier News Want Ads. Christmas, is the time we remem-t ^*" her our old friends and look forward to new friends. So our good wishes ring oitt for all. .. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year* no words trt richer in good cheer. FORSYTH'S GROCERY A REFLECTION OF CHRISTMAS . and please dour God. give us a peaceful world In which In live (NIOA Telephoto.) I'hree persons were killed and two were Injured yesterday when their automobile hit a truck as the group was en route tci Montgomery, Ala, for the Christmas holidays. Jefferson Comity police identified the iieaci as lioberl Clifton, '10. .1. P. Robinson. 1!0. and C. J. llob- In.son. K. nil of Cincinnati, O. All wore'NrKroes. The jolly smile on Santa 1 * face, the twinkle in his eye, the goodness in his mellow voice. reflect the good wishes in our heart* for a '. joyous Yuletide for each and every one of our friends. DELTA CAFE Thelmo Boydston Iran* Andartan The chase finally ends up in a Very MERRY Christmas u MAY NOT BE RACING AROUND like our friend here, but you'r* just as breathless and excited over this wonder-filling, ever-thrilling thing called Christmas. You've chafed and chased for that "ju»t right gift", and it has been our pleasure to fret right along with yon. Yes, it was "fun" to serve you this Christmas, just as it ha« b«e. for so many years gone by. That's why we're Smiling now, relaxing and enjoying it...and wishing you the merrieat of Christma«e»,

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