The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 21, 1948
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Food Shortages Causing Strikes Situation Serious In Germany With Worker* Protesting By M. S. Handler CnKtd Trtu SUff Correspondent BERUN. Jan. 21. (UP) — Som« 900,000 German workers (n the Anglo-American zones walked out today in token strikes against food shortages as unrest spread In the industrial Ruhr and ttie British suppressed the Communist-Inspired People's Congress. Upward ol 100,000 workers struck In Cologne, spearheading a movement that reached Into all parts of the Ruhr. In the American zone. 30,000 metal workers struck for halt K day In Nuernberg. The strikes broke out, while Gen. Lucius D. Clay, the American military governor, was flying to Washington lor consultations. He was Jresh from an Allied Control Council meeting, at which Russia demanded that the British and Americans break up their plans to rcs- tablishmg a joint administration for their occupation zones. The new strikes re-cmphaslzcd (he traditional position of the Ruhr as tlic focal point uf labor trouble in Germany. Wholly unconfirmed reports circulated that trouble was brewing on a scaie which might require military force to handle. The British military Bovcmmcnt In a decree banned the People's Congress from the Ruhr. The leaders of the gatherings under the name of the congress, held from time to time since the Big Four breakdown in London, claimed they represented the "voice of the German people." The British announcement brought to a head persistent suspicions that strong measures wousd be taken to counter nny attempts at large scale agitation In the Ruhr. British Intelligence officers were reported to have a "wanted" list of Ruhr troublemakers. Prtjfest Is Wide-spread Industrial and office workers In Cologne, capital of the Rhlncland, walked out in force for the day. Building trades workers In Essen, seat of the Krupp steel and arms empire and capital of the Ruhr, joined the Cologne strikers in considerable numbers. Complaints against the food situation began in the Ruhr when the fat ration could not be fulfilled for three weeks. Rations were reduced in the American zone in favor of the Ruhr. Then strikes broke out in the American zone. j Allied officials said the food shortages stemmed from flaws in the German food collection and distribution system. The Anglo-American Zonal Economic Council was confronted with the ' necessity of deciding how it was going to reallocate rations to the Ruhr from other parts of the two zones and still keep Ihe joint National Guard Plane Crashes Workers inspect damage to it .upply building after a c-47 crashed during its take-off run at Amficws Field, Maryland. The pilot, 1st. I,t, Charles Ryerson, Arlington, A., died in the crash of tiic transport a District of Columbia Air National Guard plane. Injured In the crash were two men crew • members and Miss Dorothy Laurence, member of the Women's Naval Reserve, a passenger. <NEA Telcplioto J Bowery Merchants Refuse Name Charge NKW YORK, Jan. 21 (UP) — Merchants on the Bowery, the street of forgotten men, decided today by a 65 to 64 vote to keep the name handed down from Peter Stuyvesant's oenlniry "Bouvverie" farm. The majority supported the view that It, was snobbish to change th e street'.? name because it had become "a-ssoclated with Icift' class people." Two Pedestrians Hurt In Little Rock Accident LITTLE ROCK) Ark., Jan. 21. <UP>—Two pedestrians were In a Lllllc Rock hospital today after being struck on a downtown street last night by a car driven by L. M. Hunter of Little. Rock. The injured men were Steve TaBgiirt, 37, suffering a probable brain Injury, fractured right leg nnd bruises; and Jay Clifton, 24, compound fracture of his left leg. VVIlnesses said the motorist halted his car 130 feet from the scene of the accident. Emergency Landing GANDER, Nllrt., Jan. 21. (UP) — The Skylark, a Pan-American .Airlines DC-4, en route from Lisbon to New York, made an emergency landing here today with one of Its four engines dead. The plane, with 3! passengers and a crew of nine, landed safely at 10:21 a.m. EST. setup functioning. Clay ana his political adviser, Robert Murphy, were due in Washington late today to report to Secretary of State George Marshall on the situation in Germany. Mother and Four Small Children Die in Fire LITTLE PALLS, Minn., Jan. 21. (UP)—A mother and her four children burned to death today when flames from an overheated stove destroyed their farm home 26 miles northwest of here. . The woman was Mrs. Mary Anderson, 37. Sheriff's officers could not provide names of the children, but said the oldest one was believed to be about six. They silii first report of the fire came when two farmers arrived here with Ernest Anderson, 34. husband and father of the victims. Anderson was hospitalized with serious burns. class. Considerable number of from dealers' pens. Opening chill on steers and heifers: Laney Differs With Wright On 'Secession' LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jan. 21. (OP)—One Southern governor disagreed with another today over a mailer of secession. Rebellion, said Arkansas' Gov. Benjamin Travis Laney, a gentleman of lengthy Dixie anlccedcnis, was no way (a solve a squabble within Ihc Democratic Party. Laney said he didn't agree with Gov. Fielding L. Wright of Mississippi thai Southern Democrats should secede from Ihc party unless the national organization ceased its "disregard" for Southern customs and (mentions. The Arkansas chief executive adrled tliat he believed only by united nclion within the party could the South hope to combat the lloiillnu of Southern Idcns. "It is entirely a matter of correcting conditions we have inside our own parly," Hie governor said "If the South would unite for revision «-c would gel further limn by complete rebellion." "A P'olesl is all right and perhaps u'e should boll." Laney said, "iiiit where would we go?" He added that the only Hlleina- tivo would be not to vote as "we liavc nu reason to support Ihc Re- pubicnii party or any other partly WEDNESDAY, JANUARY tl, CITY REVENUE (Continued from Pare 1) 111.26. A flat fee of »5 per car !s charged by the city for the privilege of using city streets. Municipal court lines and costs last year amounted to »39,000 46 an increase of more than tSOOO in » proposed to date." Wright's prolcit came In his Inaugural address at Jackson, Miss., yesterday, when lie said, "we must make our national leaders fully realize we mean precisely what we say We warn them now to take heed." Laney termed the so-called anti- South legislation such as the FEPC. .inti-lynching bill and the anti-poll tax legislation, as "purely iioltical legislation."' Steel Oil Barrel Racks Any Size T. L. MABRY 423 MISSOURI ST. PH. 3627 single year. The clly last year received R8, 604.20 In funds collected by the slate and turned back to the municipalities in which the special state, (axes were collected.. The turnback In 1SW amounted to only Airport revenues, another comparatively new source of income for the city, last year amounted to «,816.02 In contrast to $1,018.45 for that part of 194C that the army air field and ^langars were under the management of the city. Police department expenses were $21,912.73 for 1047, which represented a slight increase over the 1946 total of $20.070.OT. Fire protection costs last year were $13,032.47, an increase about $500. General administration costs for the city jumped to $27,111.88 in 1947, from a figure of $22,933.67 in 1946. THERE MUST BE A REASON WHY IT'S THE MID-SOUTH'S LARGEST AIL VEGETABLE The city retired $13,500 in bond* lait year, compared to $8,000 for th« previous year, The amount of Interest paid In 1»47 was higher—$8 335.38 compared to $6,421.82 for 1M«. Capital Improvements made during 1947 were listed at $24,000 111 against a total of $21,709.13 for th« previous year when a new fire station was constructed and garbage trucks purchased. GRIFFIN SELF-POLISHING LIQUID WAX for quick and easy shines BUCK BROWN TAN BLUE OXBtOOD Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Jan. 21 (UP)—(USDA) — LIveslock: Hogs: 8,100; salable 8,500: weights 110 )bs. and up, steady to 25c lower than early Tuesday; mostly steady with the average. Lighter weights, 25c to BOc lower; some 120 Ibs. down, $1 or more lower. Sows steady to 25c lower. Bujk good and choice 180 to 250 Ibs. »21-$27.25; top $27.50; for one load 250 to 300 Ibs. mostly $26.50-$27; few 300 to 325 Ibs. $26$26.50; 160 to 170 Ibs. S26.25-$27; 130 to 150 Ibs. $23-525.50; few $25.75; 100 to 120 Ibs. pigs $n.50-$22; cull light pigs down to $12; good sows 450 Ibs. and down, $2,$S4.25- over 450 Ibs. $22.75-$23.50; sings $17.50-$20.50. Cattle: 3,000; salable 3,500: calves; 1.000, all salable. Steers supply moderate to light with little more than 20 loads offered. Cows also running relatively light with about 30 per cent of total count made up of this COME IN AND SEF THE NEW AND REVOLUTIONARY GROUND GRIP TIRE OUT CLEANS OUT PULLS OUT LASTS Any Other Tractor Tire Ever Built Hundreds of field tesls prove the i The greatest advancement in power farming since Firestone put the farm on rubber! , m«o. Th« ™rwd,Tnpie-iitT»«i traction tmr, ""I '.J^* 0 " 5 '"•d rn»k« *« tin MKtlMlled life. TAKE '48 IN YOUR STRIDE MEAD'S FULL BROGUE NORWEGIAN CALF by FLORSHEIM Here's a heavy sole winter weight wing tip that's ready for rough weather - that will go a long way to give you full satisfaction in every respect! 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