The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1947 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, August 18, 1947
Page 4
Start Free Trial

PACTFOUB BLYTHRVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS General Charges Distorted View Given by Critical Newsman; Welcomes Full Investigation "LIVERNO .(Leghorn), Italy, Aug.* - U. <UP>—Lt. Gen. John C. H, Lee announced today that-he had asked 1 the War, Department to Investigate charges against his administration '• f of the Mediterranean Theater liv • ' Robert C. Ruarif, Scripps • Howard columnist. In a series-of articles de- v scribed by Lee as '•misleading." | In his first official statement on tlie Ruark cuticles, Lee said that the "unwarranted, ntlacks'v which presented "a completely distorted view" demanded refutation from ' sources outside his command. ,. ^ ."I'have read the recent articles crltIdling the Mediterranean^theater which I command," Lee's'state- ment p^id; ."The author of these articles spnt 10 days In the theater. "He spent 1G-hours'In'Leghorn and did not go lo Viareggio. spent approximately 48 hours, in Venezia Gluljo, ,one week in Rome, eight i days on the Island of Capri (where ( no military installations, exist.). "As a result of this meages visit, the author has seen fit to write misleading articles which have been pi esentecl to the public. r "I am''always pleased •• to have correspondents' frank criticism of Moose Fish ignore fish-caller tried out by. Chicago outdoor editor Bob Becker in Lake Michigan. They swam to opposite end of tank in similar test at aquarium. When Becker wrote that he had never heard of. a fish-caller that worked, he' was"\ deluged by irate.replies, from 38 states. H C. Stotls of Kalispell, Mont., torwarded the fish-caller. Used fats Ate 6adly Needed! Says the Food Editor o/McCall's, HELEN McCULLY So many women write to our magazine and ask if they •hould keep turning in their used cooking fats. Most certainly yes I There is still-a •hortage—hot only in the : United States but all over the world. Here is what Secretary of. Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson says: "It is still necessary to conserve every * pound of used fat, since the over-all fat supply situation U little better now than it WM last year." That's why .we American women must keep co scvinc used fats until the world-wide:shortage is overt m reflecting upon the character and integrity of my officers and the unlisted men and women how serving In my command and their families through articles which present a completely distorted view of conditions In this theater demand refu- :ation from outside this command. "I have therefore requested the War Department to send an in- svtsigator from the United States to inquire into the charges made. "Likewise in accordance with my- ong existing policy I have again invited all American corresixmdents stationed In Italy; many of whom liave been In this area for un extended jxsrlod of time, to Investigate the charges and freely express their views." Joins Army Air Forces Johnny M. (Jlasscock, son of Mrs. Battle L. Glasscbck of Blythcvlllo, las enlisted -in tlw Ariiiy Air JPovces "or three years, Staff Sergt. lion C Seal of the Recruiting Station lim-c today. ' • • * my command and assist them In heir efforts to obtain the facts. "However, unwarranted attacks MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1947 Theater Crash Injures Patrons Ernest Curtis. 18, is loaded into a waiting ambulance after being Injured by a falling cross, beam in an Akron. Ohio, theater. Several other patrons were injured hut none seriously. (NBA Telephoto.) Two Oil Firms Holding Line On Gas Prices Two of the larger oil companies distributing their products in ll'.e Blyfhevllle area are holding to the price level lor gasoline existing before the recent advance in crude oil prices, it was disclosed here today. They are the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, and The Texas Company. Paul Ward, Little Rock, division manager for Arkansas for tlio Standard Oil Company, said that his company lias adopted a hoid-the line policy on nrlctvi expressing Unbelief that an advance in prices would not be to the best Interest of the company. 'He added however, that Hie company docs not fix a retail price lor Its dealers but is holding the price charged to the retail outlets to its former level. Some companies have advanced prices as much as one cent a gallon on gasoline. t Promises Prob< Too Late to Classify For Salt look, Ma, No Skis! Pepper Says Russians 'Suspicious' WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (UP) — Sen. Claude Pepper, D.;'Tln., snld today that the United States lius "got" to treat the Russian like "mountaineers from way back in the mountains" who are naturally suspicious of city folks. "I don't believe they are out to conquer the world or to conquer us," Pepper said In a radio interview IWEAM, Arlington. Vn.) He sttid Russians arc "somewhat like pur mountaineers." • "They are isolated geographically from the rest of us; they linve a background peculiar from the rest, of us; they think different thoughts, and they seem to have an inferiority complex against us. "Ill deallrfg with them you've got to think you- nrc dealing with a mountaineer from Iway back in the mountains of North Carolina or West Virginia — who look upon us as city folks." Pepper expressed the belief that the Russians will not always remain under a "totalitarian" government saying: "As they get higher standards of living they will demand more civil rights. That's why I feel that the more the economy of Russia expands, the more democracy they will have and the more friendly they will lie to us." Gunpowder Safely Stored Behind Kitchen Store For Many, Many Years ALBANY, Go.. Aug. 18. (UP) — Fire officials had n 25-pound can of gunpowder on their hands here today, left by a worried Negro visitor. He told officials his mother put the powder behind the kitchen stove "about as long ago ns I can remember." "Well, sir," he told them, "I knew that stuff had been behind the stove a long time and I got to thinking the other day—that stuff might be dangerous." • Read Courier News Want Arts Arkansan Held in Utah For Death of Indian - MILLS, Utah, Aug. 18. (UP) — Mints H. Griffin, 36, Little. Bock, Ark., was held by Juab County officers today for questioning about the ratal shooting of a 24-year-old i illwny worker. David Ford, 24, Frultland, N. M., an Indian railroad worker, was shot to death yesterday. Officers said Ford apparently had argued with Griffin. Griffin was cook for the railroad' repair • crew King which has been working for several weeks In and around Mills. weight dropped from 115 to 80 pHinds. The money was used up.' They began selling their fine furnishings. One by one the rugs and .huirs and tabVes were moved out., Finally even the beds were gone nut Nichol and his wife slept on u three-quarter mattress on the floor. \ Police found 'Mrs. Nichol lying on I tlu: pallet when they arrived to inform her of her husband's death. She told them he -was "too proud" to accept old age relief. Yesterday he took his customary morning walk and did not return. model Cushman motor scooter, complete with windshield. In A-l condition. §250.. dry Mason, phone 2325 or <H>1. 8 1-8 (In If 7 room cottage on Clilcknsnwb;i. dose to business section anil school, with yurufic mid servant, mom. San have Immediate pos-seiisluii If bought this week. Call Mrs. I. II. Flonlnr 127 MornlhKbkdf Park. Memphis. UI18-PK-25 Two braiul new. hut sightly claiiiiixocl £rnlth washing tnuclifnes. Also n-v- eral new Kreslcy oil lurimccs, complete \vttli [Lutomculc controls .V.LK- ulile for Itirtfe offices, stores *-tc Hiirgaln. Phone 74. Wilson A-'k utter 6. I).m. . m.rt: 21 Help Wanted WANTED TO EMPLOY HOOKKEKPHIl Blythevlllc business firm has permanent [K>sltltm open for woman bookkeeper, preferably nol nmrrted. DL-- tween ufjes of V5 and 40 years. Cooil salary and pleasant working tlons. Write confidentially information as to experience ami clulra':n-r references, to LJox :IOJ. Courier News- inythenile. Ark. 8H8-ck-23 For Rent Comfortable bedroom. Genitcmen preferred. Convenient lo bath. «I7 Chlckustiwba. 8 18-pk-20 >jle're yetting 6mous, sweetheart Dick Pope, Jr.,'devises a new technique/for water skiing. Young Pope (iocs it with his .bare feet at Winter Haven behind a boat (joiiij; 40 miles an hour. Florida's '16-year-old junior champion rides cue ski without shoo or foothold until his tow picks up chough' speixl for him to abandon it. Soaring Prices, Wife's Illness Use Up Husbands Sayings CHICAGO. Aug. 18. (UP)— Most people in the neighborhood never knew the name ot the distiuBiiish- cil-laoking gentleman who took long walks every morning along the shore of ],akf Michigan. They were pretty .sure he was wealthy though, of his expensive, but old. clothing ami his aristocratic b-jaring. Yesterday he was seen taking his walk us usual. Shortly afterwards police were called to pull his body from the lake. • Investigating the dcalli, they round that the main was George J. Nichol, BU, who lived in a nearby apartment with his ailing wife, Ella, 80. They learned thru the neighbors were wrong: Nichol wasn't rich, but he once had been moderately well-to-do. • Nichol. they learned, retired 15 years ago as a certified public accountant. He thought he hiul plenty of money to lust his wiff and him ' for the remainder of their lives. Then Mrs. Nichol became 111, her It took 20 years to perfect the delicious blending of flavor and nourishment . . . now, new • Corn-Soya is catching on fast. It's toasty, tempting, slays crisp in milk. Get some today. Sally CORN for flavor and energy Sammy SOYA tor body-building proteins ;HE GREATEST NAME !N CEREALS f^jf' uitly li(K-khiMcl..Ttos.' whu Wloii-:;! ,!,„: SlT I'll'. "liHviivns,anil ni>i>li.,l Kloer«» nln-n fh*U u l siM8 ll "m'iru'giLtic a ullV''rJ^^ KU-Vri^^lli lahn they air jto lojiRrt eni],jira^-,t ..... .. .lid are tiuw h.i[>I»J- vvhli tJit-ir i!.;.i ONLY »m|il.>->l<»». "" Kl<«»(». II a.»- a,. U« J Wt >l Vou'r *moiiBy B VaV£; A^k ^ui /^jC Drug aud Kirtoy Bros. X>iag. ^l drag stores everywher Rer>. Jr.mes G. Fulton (It. Pa.), ot the House foreign Affairs Committee, promises a thorough investigation of Scripps-1 toward columnist Robert C. Ruark's charges that U. S. soldiers under Lt.-Gen. John C. II. Lee in Italy arc being mistreated. Fulton, a World War 11 veterniv, will check the charges when he. goes lo IfnTy v.'ith a congressional r'.iV- , committee. NOW at— Liberty Cash G rocery New Theater Manila's Finest EVERY NIGHT Matinee Saturday & Sunday B*z Openi Week Days T:00 p. 1 p.m. Coat, Slionl La^t Time Today "Miracle on 34fh Street" wilh Maureen O'lluni anil Jnlm I'nyne S-ilKcleil Khorls Tuesday 'Main Street Scandal" Also Short Subjects 0a*f Bat for Breakfast 1 Top off an all-American brftakfoit of frvft juiet, «ggi and coffee wilh IcmplLng, taity Donurs. They're mad* on th* tpoT by IK* DOWNYFLAKE Danul «achjnc-freih-hat- delfcioui —nulritiavtt Gel Jrbur boi CHOC«»T,ATP; COVERED DONUTS va .25' GLAZED BOHUTS I)oz 25 C 31IGARED BOHUTS „„, \T I'LAIN DONUTS Do , 15 C THE "LAST WORD on party-line telephones It The last word in good party-line service is "courtesy" ... or maybe it's "thoughtfulness." They're both good. When they're the watchwords of party-line telephone neighbors, sharing becomes a pleasure. SOUTHWESTERN BELl gf&H TElEfHONE COMPANY THE J/HGSV KIND OF SERVICE FOR LESS THAN YOU EXPECT TO PAY SERVICE Our modern shop is equipped to give you the finest service available anywhere in town and on any make of car. Our mechanics are factory-trained ... our tools of the latest design for fast, efficient work. Our attitude is one of friendly interest in you and your car. The price? Less than you might expect to pay. Make this your service headquarters, no matter what make car you drive. SHELTON MOTOR COMPANY 119 W. Ash Phone 438 RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday Tuesday Paramount Sweeps You Aloft in the Screen's Greatest Romance of the Skies! stomng ANNE BAXTER WILLIAM HOLDEN SONNY TUFTS WILLIAM BENDIX STERLING HAYDEN HOWARD DA SILVA RKO News and Short Open at 7:00 p.m.; Blarls 7:30 p.m. Last Time Todar "Badman's Territory" with Randolph Krnll. Ann Richards, C.cori;e "fialiby" Hayes Paratnnunt News and Shorls Tlics<l;iy PAL NITE "Blondie Knows Best" with Penny Sinslclou and Arllnir I.nkc Serial: "The Vifiilanlrs" ! Also Shnrls

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free