The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1948 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 5, 1948
Page 9
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MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1948 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACE KINK Uncle Sam, Playing Junkman Cn a Global Basis, Still Gets Insufficient Pile of Scrap Steel ' By Autln C. Wthrwttn United Prrw SUtf Corrwpondeni bjiclc to'the United Stales. Tills his the tiled of limiting buyers to WASHINGTON, J»n. 5. (UP) — I Americans, or lorclni the nitddle- The |ov«mnwnt i* pitying flolwl men to sell U junkman to get »crap {or hungry u»l or firm. .American iteel mllU. Wtn order to keep American mills operating at capacity, the government hu pitched In, In an effort to round up scrap. So far the government hu hid only indifferent success. The government collected ooth here and abroad, about 1500,000 tons in the first 10 months of last year. An average month'i consumption of acrap in the iteel industry U 3.000,000 toni. Both President Truman and Secretary of Commerce W. Avercll Har- rlman have asked government departments to step up the gathering of the crucially needed scrap. Even if the ra-te U accelerated, government expert* do not look for a collection this year much larger than last. The government's scrap search is being concentrated on: Germany—Han iman h«is sent a mission to comb the Army'a depots and the battlefields and bombed factories of Germany. An estimated 600,000 torts is still under Army control In the occupied tone. Guam—The Navy will open bids on Jan. 28 on about 15,000 torn of icrap on Guam. The Navy regards that amount as about the only recoverable scrap in American hands in the Western Pacific area. The Navy sent a "searching party" out last Bummer which reported that in addition to the Guam scrap there were 5,000 tons on Manus Island and 10,000 tons at Samar Island that were not "recoverable," on an economical basis. Philippines—The Navy listed 101,- frf tons of material In Sublc Bay flfd 50,000 tons of- shore scrap in Manila. All now belongs to the Philippines government. Two thirds of the Sublc Bay material, mainly landing craft, was sold to the Phil ippines aa serviceable. The rest go for junk. China Sell! to I). S. men to sell to an American Individ- China — The government sold to China In 1Q46 for an estimated ilOl.OCO.OOO surplus material which cost $580,000,000 to produce. This included goods on her own soil and on every island in the Western Pacific theater of war except the home Japanese island. Some of the surplus has turned^ out to be scrap The Chinese recently contracted to sell 1,000,000 tons of it to the General commodities Corporation ol San Francisco. This firm, in turn told it to the Bethlehem Steel Company. But - government officials doubt whether the Chinese can deliver more than 500,000 tons. Okinawa—Wrecked material left on Okinawa- in the wake of the lighting" has. been.,sold-to the Chi- nese and Filipinos. Some of this, however, may trickle back to this country. tt^ The major problem in gathering T«civ.p in the Pacific is the high cost of shipping. It takes $18 to ship a ton from the Western islands to the mainland, exclusive of loading costs. In Germany, however, the Army has in effect subsidized some of Its sales by setting an extremely lo# price, which offsets the shipping and cutting-up costs. Presidential Adviser John Steelman hu prodded the War Assets administration to clear out old machinery as rapidly as possible and the Maritime Commission to step up its ship breaking program of useless vessels. Ha also hu asked the armed service* to demilitarize useless equipment as rapidly as possible so that It will be out of the combat material classification and eligible lor sale. All agencies handling overseas •crap now follow the policy of requiring the purchaser to send It Palestine-Bound War Items Seized Added Equipment Found After Crates . Of TNT Discovered NEW YORK, Jan. S (UP)—More military material destined for Palestine, Including mine detectors and walkle talkies, was located In a warehouse here today, after the I chance findins In Jersey City of a ' shipment of 65,000 pounds of TNT ; However.- police who traced the' origin of the explosives to the ware- ( house said they still were trying tn find out who owned the material, who was shipping It and who was supposed to receive It. The TNT packed in 26 cases labeled "machinery" was discovered accidentally at a Jersey City pier Saturday when a workman dropped a crate as it was being loaded aboard he American Export lines frleghter Executor. When dropped, 'the crate burst open, revealing 50 boxes of TNT marked: "Dangerous—For front line demolition only—U. S. Corps of Engineers."- Capt. Patrick Flanagan of the Jersey City police said there was enough explosive In the shipment to blow up six cities the size of Jersey City. Police traced the shipment to the New York warehouse, believed ti be owned by a Julius Chender. However, Chender's parents informed police that their son had been in Paris for the last two years and that they did not know of-his own Ing a warehouse. Trucker Given Address William Hoffman, head of a trucking firm that hauled the explosives to the pier, said he was unaware the shipment contained TNT. He gave police the address of the warehouse. Police broke into the plant Sat urday night and Jound a cache of rifle cartridge* and aeveral large drumslot acid and chemicals. Upon further investigation yesterday thev found radio, mine detection equipment and varloui type* of heavy machinery. The explosive* were addreaied to agfiicies In Tel Aviv and Haifa and were tabled as being from the Oved Trading Company, an outfit police and customs wer« Rttemptlng to trace. The explosive* were removed from the pier and from the 8. S. Executor and loaded aboard a lighter anchored far out in New York bay. where an explosion would do little harm, Shipment of arms or ammunition to any place In the Middle East 1 was banned by the government Deo, 5. following the United Nations decision to partition Palestine Into independent Jewish and Arab stales. Stuttgart C. of C. Plant Annual Dinner Meeting STUTTOART, Ark., Jan. 5, (UP) —c. Hamilton MOM«, president of the Arkanu* Power and Light Co,, will be the principal ipealter at the animal dinner of the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce tomorrow night. Sheriff to Retire TEXARKANA. Jan. ». (UP) — Sheriff W. H. (BUI) Presley of Bowie County, Tex., ha» announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election. The Tcxat sheriff, a leader tn the unsuccessful Investigation of I the "phantom murders" of 1948, will "retire to private life and bus- Ineu," Buy Your Plumbing, Heating and Appliances From An Old Reliable Firm ... The Wm. Prater Plumbing and Heating Company hat been In business In Rlylhevllle for the past 23 yeiri and have a Ane ilock of plumbing needt on hand for Immediate delivery at Ml East Cherry Street. W* Carry Wtll-Known Brandt Such As: • ALSO— Smithway Electric Water Heater* Arvin Electric Room Warmer Evans Automatic Oil-Fired Heater Smithway Butane Water Heaten Winkler Perfection DeLuu Oil Space Healers, Lonercan Deluxe Oil Space Heateri, » few used Oil Burnini Space Heateri and the well-known Iron Fireman conversion Oil Bunrer for yonr present coal furnace. Delco Water Pumps, Peerless Water King Water Pumps, Eaton Beverage Coolers and Home Frenett and Wilton Uprile Freeiera. GUcor Floor Furnaces, 50,000 BTU capacity. Kohlcr plumbing fixtures—also some food used water heaten. Why be latlsded with anything short of the best . . . See this Stock of Equipment before you buy! "We Service Any Equipment We Sell" Wm. Fraser Plumbing & Heating 2 blocks east, 4 blocks south, Blytheville Hospital 401 East Cherry Phone 2422 I Have On Hand At All Times Several tractors and equipment I ... both new and used ones . . . i\JOHN DEERE, FARMALL and 'other makes. Also, I hayt for ; tale at all times 10 to M head of i mulei. Terms can be arranged. i Will trade for most anything ', you have. New Ford Tractors Ready for Delivery F. C. CROWE 1 Mil* B. •( Bratiadocta THE STOBYt Jlainr Pelrrv Bd- mlld bavin*: IvJci to dale MadBV Naraer but' mmjm ••« !• »o bumnd • p la hrr carver that Mac ana no time for nirn. Ill" interest la Avln tv.t* rtlponnd. l.rti»haa> eoalra In nrr mr jiEraln, a»kH nhaut Ihr nro'ou* brmkdowB that had ni* IM a mintlarlnn b«fort I camr to Hollywood. 1 am taken abaci*. J»« HarrrtoB *»a» ta« only one wao knew abftflt Ibnl. *.»• MOW Jeff ha* told the police. . . , • • • XXI A VOICE that must have been •**- mine was answering Leiphan. "It wasn't overwork—" Bitterness at Jeff's betrayal battered down my natural reserve, stung me to reckless lengths of truth. "My agent had me committed to the sanitarium because I had tried to kill myself—twice. He didn't want me to die, you see. Five best- selling mysteries in as many years had been pretty profitable for him. He wanted me to live to write some more." I was bitter and hostile. Darn this policeman. Darn Max Hosier. Darn Jeff Haverson. Darn everybody to whom my heart had ever gone out seeking love or friendship or just common kindness. It was always like this—it was always thrown back in my face. And I was left alone to pick up the tiny shattered pieces. I was a fool to trust anyone. Bob Leiphnn merely looked thou.jitful. "I know that—" he said. "But why did you try to commit suicide? That's what I want to know. There has to be a reason back of such an act." I got up and moved away from ^him. i put the length of the room ' between us. I turned my back on him and stood at the big studio window and looked out unsecingly over the drive below and the yellow garden wall and the buildings of Hollywood. "Well ..." he said patiently. 1 kept my face turned to the window. Tell him then. Tell him in cold, clipped, precise words. Squeeze ill emotion out of them. Don't let him pity me. Don't let FKKCKLES & HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BL068E1 V«ry geriou* "I'm not laying that tpplianc* you're jelling won't pay for Itself—but w* haven't finished paying for the last gadgets we bought that pay for themselves!" COM* ON, RM_) WtVf GOT A PMTKT SPOT NSPJRED A6AIKJST 8Y HIS URP FINOS HlMSBLf SLJ.TEO TO FIGHr A VVMLV CARTE a., THE WfAPONS- IOOK-- ADOur PUUWG- OM THIS DUEL- IN WE MOJtN- fOOUKIG IMACINCTHA HE THINKS IT A SAO him pity me. Make it a comnton- place story—the story of what happens to thousands of women: "I was in love with a man. 1 had been in love with him for a long lime and we had been engaged for a long time. But he wouldn't marry me until he was making as much money as I was. Then the war came nnd he enlisted as a pilot. He went overseas and wa.s killed." I thought that would be enough. I thought he would be satisfied with that • • • TN the room behind me, Leiphan made no move. He still waited. \As if somehow with some keen sixth sense of intuition he knew there was more to it. He waited and his waiting/ and the silence and my own guilt dragged the words out of me. "After—he was killed, there was the matter of his estate. His government insurance and all that to be settled. I found out then that he married someone else just before he went overseas. A woman named Margo. He wasn't mine— even to grieve for." I whirled around and faced him, and he was just looking at me. Looking at me intently, as if he really were trying to understand. I cried passionately, "1 wasn't crazy when I tried to kill myself. I've never been crazy. There was nothing to live for—that was it. My whole life wa.s tied up in his, and suddenly I found that everything—everything 1 had built my life on simply wasn't Miere. You can't understand that, can you? Nobody can." "Maybe I can," he said. "Maybe I can." He waited for me to get hold of myself. He waited ond he smiled a little dcprecatingly and he li.ted his stiff right hand in an awkward gesture. "Maybe this isn't a fair comparison." he said softly. "A hand is just a little thing. But it helps me to understand. I was an artist—a good artist, people said before this happened. ! had a future, too. Now I'm just a cop Hunting down murderers." • • • WfE stood there looking at each ** other for a long moment, and I felt my self-respciit ccming back. "Then you don't think I'm capable of murder just because I tried to commit suicide?" I snld hoarse-)y- "Let us say that I don't think you're any more capable of murder than the two men who were here that night," he said succinct- y- "Anyone is capable of murder mder certain conditions." And so we were back to that. "What else do you want to know?" I said slowly. "How long were you in th« sanitarium?" 'Six months." 'There's always a certain amount of red tape in a case like that. How did you get out?" 'Max Hosier arranged it. He sold one of my stories to Massive Studios and he put it In the contract that I was to have the job of-writing the script. He knew if :ie could make me &o back to writing again that I'd be all right." "He must be a smart guy—that Max Hosier." "He is." Leiphan relaxed '- little. He said he was sorry to have given me so rough a time, but that there was nothing he could do about it, There was no doubt, he said, that Avis Vaughn and Art Cleves had died from poison and not as a result of the automobile accident. "They were dcatl—or dying, when their car plunged into the canyon," was the .way he put it And that, he said, was all the police knew for sure—yet. And so they had to look for motives in the backgrounds and in the relationships of the people involved. And when they found the right motive, they'd know who the killer was. The only trouble in this case was that there were too many motives. For instance, he said, and he flushed a little when he said it, Jeff Haverson and 1 had hsd the same motive. (To Be Continued) I'KISCIIXA'S I'OI Strife With Kullter How m. ,' it if \ I went to joss on pay day and toM him ft> We Hnve an Audience MICHAEL O'MALLfiY and RALPH LANS WE HAVE ARftrvtD TOO LATt, OWK. tl«R« LIES OOR COWRAM, WILLIE--DEAD. MUKDCRCa MVNHEEft VMM DCR RANK/ WE MUST HAVi RSVWG*/ HOW LONG WILL IT TAME THf fOLKt TOGtTHERf.VIC? THIM CANNOT ONI» WC VtC,)9M( CAUfO HIM. THAT MU»T •§ MCKMT 4<U», TMt CUS10WIR WILL WAS ID MiCT OO NOT9CEK poitce ONLY A MiNUti OR TWO MB AMMO CAR LIB8Y. 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