The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1948 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1948 Gotham Crippled By Freezing Rain BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Blind Workers Ask 20 Per Cent Wage Boost Power Transmission And Communication Hatted by Heavy Ice NEW YORK, Jan. ». (UP)—A freezing i- a in crippled commuul- jbMons and power transmission to*W}' and caused Hie worst traffic conditions In the metropolitan area In 33 years, NASHVILLE, Temi., Jan. 2. (UP) —The 80 workers nt tile stale workshop for the blind here arc asking for a 20 per cent "cast of living" wage Increase, * spokesman snid today, He said piece workers al the. shop average about 25 a week and day workers about 30 a week but that the blind broom-makers have been given o»l> s day mid one- half ol work in the past two weeks He added that he believed Die blind workers were the only state | employes not given any time off jwilh pay for the Christmas holi- City Transit Commissioner Sid- ' da> ' 5 ' ney Blngham said the lee storm—' following last week's record 25.8- inch snowfall—had caused the worst operating conditions for the city's subways since 1915. All airplane flights In and out of New York were cancelled, and buses and trains were operating far behind schedule. Highways were icy. and blocked with trees, which toppled under the weight of the freezing rain. Many New Jersey communities were without light and power as ice broke down electric and telegraph lines. The International radio transmission station of Press Wireless nt Hicksvillc. N. Y.. ar.d a sta- ihil of MncKay Radio at Brenl- \voofl, N. Y., were put out of commission when antennae broke under the weight of ice. New Jersey commuters were asked not to attempt to travel to work on the Delaware, Lacka- wnnna and Western Railroad after ice anrt fallen trees blocked tracks and disrupted electrical equipment. New York Central commuter trains were running 30 minutes to an hour behind schedule, while other railroads reported trains running ns much as ^our hours late Curtailed Driving Asked Police In New Jersey, New YorK and Eastern Pennsylvania advised motorists not to drive unless necessary. Tiie Sawmill River and Hutchinson River parkways in ^festchester County. N. Y., were raised by floods, while the Westside and Henry Hudson highways Into New York were closed by ice.- The fire alarm system in New York city was disrupted when ice froze alarm boxes, fire Coinmis- slner Frank J. Quayle appealed lo newspapers and radio stations to warn the public that all fires must be reported by telephone. The freezing rain begnn falling yesterday afternoon coating the drifts of last week's record 25.8 inch snow stoi-m. with a heavy sheath ol ice. New Jersev police reported that the storm "had disrupted their radio and teletype communications. Morristown. N. J.. was cut off without power or light when the stonn broke power lines. All passenger cars were barred from the streets of New York, although police w' erc '° ''"• " le ban against non-essential commercial trucking today. Some 26,000 workmen continued to work at the task of clearing the Ice and snow from the city's 5.000 miles of street*.'- • • Selling Hams at 30 Cents A Pound Brings Arrest BRISTOL. Tent,.. Jan. 2. (UP)— Police today wondered where Thomas H. Walling got those hnmj he wanted to sell for 30 rents n pound. They "picked him up" late yesterday wlille lie was trying lo sel Ihe 10 hams on the street, but he wouldn't say . where he got them Police said he had "cobwebs al over his hat" nncl otherwise "look- led like he'd been In a coal bin." I No local stores reported any hums | missing. General Chennault and Bride PAGE THREE Florida University Gets New Vice President GAINF.SV1U.K. Fin.. Jan. 7. ( \jp> —Dr. Jolm Sttirtit Allen, director of higher education for the New York Slalo Education Department, oday was appointed vice-president of the University of Florida effect h'e Feb. i. Dr. Allen. « unlive of Indiana, will succeed Dr. Towues R. Weigh, dean of arts and sciences, who Is now lining the past temporarily. The new l-'loi'Ula vice-president was a collenmie of Dr. J, Hlllls Miller, now president o( the University of Florida, who resinned a New York education post last fall to come here. Town Saves Its Trees And Lives, Too IH.ASUKU,, N. Y. (Ui')oA town- wide tree-can* program, designed to beautify the community mill proleel bolh pedestrians mid motorists during winter slorins, has been undertaken here. Urban L. Throm, tree surgeon in charge of the project, explained I that Its pi-line alms are removal M \ dead and broken branches which t'mtaiiBcr pedestrians unit motorists during wlnler winds. "This type of town Ire* car* Is Ki-owliiK rapidly." Throm said. "11 Is good Insurance against dnmanu stills for the town and adds Immeasurably lo Us trim appearance " Read Courier News Wnnl Ada. Read Courier News Want Ad*. Head Courier News Want Ads Radio-Tclcphoto.) Major Oeneia] cinire I,. Chcnnamt and his bride, the former Ann Chan, 24, at their wedding reception, (ollowhi R their nmrna«c al Clienimulfs home, Hollyheath. in Shanghai's Himjjnjo suburb (NEA On. rtir, MTnl „.•.!. _!-, . • i'*Jl« DAVID B. ANDERSON MASON CONTRACTOR Brick Work of Quality Holler Work and Kcnuxlelini; 11 Specially HO'/i E. Davis St. Phone 4641 k our Burned to Death •When Cars Hit on Hill WINONA, Miss.. Jan. 22. (UP)— Four occupants of a parked car. Including a jlve-months-old baby, were burned to death here last night when another automobile crashed into the rear of the car and exploded the ga.s tank. Sheriff S. A. Castle ulentilird the dead as R- I* Kelly. 21. of Wathistoii. Miss.; his sister, Mrs Campbell Fowler, 20. of Swealman. Miss.; Mrs. Fowler's infant son Paul; and Percy Warrington, 23. Three persons in the other car escaped with only minor injuries. They were listed as Anthony P. Bergeron of Port Arthur, Tex.; his • tep-sistcr, Lol.i Ann Worten; and John Karjesky of West Allis. Wis. Castle said" the ill-fated automobile had parked on the far side of a hill near here and Bergeron's car smashed Into the rear as it came over the crest of the hill. The occupants of Bergeron's automobile were reportedly en route lo West Allis. 'Count Your Blessings Week' Held in Tennessee NASHVILLE. Tcnn.. Jan. 2- lUPI « "actory whistles shrilled at 8:15 ock this morning to signal thai today is "I^abor and Industry Day"' in tlie mid-state area's observancf of "Count Your Ble.ssiiigs Week." The wccK"r> program was arranged as a prelude to the visit here Monday of the Freedom Train. Tlir train will be in Chattanooga Sai- urslny. Meanwhile, radio station WMM1. Mi-Minnville, was added to the network which will broadcast opening ceremonies at the train Mondaj moining. Eleven other stations, including all four in Nashville, already had arranged to broadcast the ceremonies. : The 'Count Your Blessings Week" program will feature a parade tomorrow as part of "Veterans' and Youth Day" and special church service.-, Sunday for "Freedom of Religion Day." The Philadelphia mint issued the first American coins in October, 1792. GrandHelief FROM 1NIFHV. 1TUFFY DISTRESS OF JeadColds! InsUnlly relief from heod cold distress "tarts to come nhen j-ou nut a little Vicks Va-trp-nol In each nostril Anrt if used In time. Va-tro-nol ate nelps prcmit many colds from developing. Follow directions In package VKUVA-nO-NH AUTO UPHOLSTERY SHOP Al LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. 307 Eost Main Street Phone S11 yc». we do all kinds V lu no upholstering, using only the mo* (Unable »nrt plciisliig materials. We mak« seat comi, tailored o ru your cushions. Also door panels, back pauel» and arm rttti Ihul will briiiB added comfort nnd real charm to the interior of your CIH-. We al.su do headlining, sedan top-decking and convetti- b e 10,,,. We vcbulw u . l]ck 8e|U5| fa tv!tihtt |na «. cut Jit *«« bliul bart seal carpets. Wo nlso do heavy duty custom Kwtn* 1*1 yum- Auto Uirtiolstcry troubles be our troubles Our annual Cln Isfnm and holiday .pedal: Prlc« redaction M • II Krri-irni and mitrrlals. Cmnp In [or estimates. It Is a pleasure lo wrve you as our work »-lll be a pirn sure to you. Thomas J. Lilly & Son For the Best in Tailored Auto Trim GRABER'S LEAD THE 1948 PARADE With the Most SENSATIONAL SALE OF DRESSES Not only have we gone through our entire stock of Fall ar Win- ter Dresses but we hove drastically reduced dresses which ar- rived in November and December. Romaines — Alpacas — Gaberdines — Wools — Winter Whites, Taffetas and Velvet Combinations — Luanas — and Many With Sequin Trims In Styles Which Include Drapes, Tunics, and Tailored Classic Styles In Every Wanted Color. Read the Original Price Tags SEE THE SAVINGS SALE PRICES on ORIGINAL TAGS SAVE $6.10 Each on $15.98 Dresses, Going at SAVE $4.10 Each on $12.98 Dresses, Going at $11.98 Dresses on Sale for $9 $ 8 Sizes JUNIORS—9 to U MISSES—10 lo 20 WOMEN'S—38 to il Half Sizfls—IRi/j to 21'/j Extra Sizes 46 fo o2 $9.98 Dresses on Sale for - $7.98 Dresses on Sale for - $5.98 Dresses on Sale for - YOU SAVE MORE THAN i ON ANY DRESS YOU BUY Blytheville RECTAL DISEASES (All Typei Ki BEN WHITE & SONS GENERAL CONTRACTORS MAIN OFFICE NORTH TENTH Phone 3151 FARM (|| LOANS Komi Offlct, N«w«rk, N. J. LONO TERM PROMPT CLCM1NO LOW RATS CAM., WRITE OK »F.« RAY WORTHINGTON m 8. Third St., Bljthev)!!*, Ark. Hrrvlnt Tliln gertinn 2S Vrar* Autharttctt Mnrrgng* [.oa* Solicitor for THK W1URNTIAL INSURANCE COMfANT OF AMKKICA • STUDEB AKERS Jj.CHAMBLIN SALES CO. u £) Sale. • STUDEBAKER * Service E KnJivj ufcty and peace of mind through regular ear Insppdlon. B e) Put in ttmx! Running Order • New 1'iiint Job • Check Klctlritnl System II • liruKe Lining nnd Slcerinp ** A food Mlectlon of DIW and UMd truck*. Also, a JJT at laU modal UK! can . . . »H guaranteed] 1-1 B.lb.aJ u>< A* llocta a Ux CharaUin Dial 21»i Bill ChamMn 1C* T> STUD EBAKE RS "You'd think the boy voted ninst-likcly-to-succecd would be smart enough, to lake his car to SEAY MOTORS for check-ups!" First National Insurance Agency FOR COMPLETE PROTECTION Phone 2311 IDS North 2nd St. BILL WILSON CHARLES BITTNER

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