The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 21, 1947
Page 7
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THUKSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1947 ICC Freight Rate Cut Benefits Few Three Per Cent of Arkansas Shipments Under New Schedule „ BV BOB BIIOWN United I'ress Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK. Ark,, Aug. 21. lUr) _ |>j ew railroad freight rates ordered .fcy the Interstate Coinncrcc commission following long-standm" cries of discrimination by tho Soulh nnd West, go into effect tomorrow «ut, according lo a rate export of ilne Arkansas Public Service Coui- fin.ssioii, Arkansas shippers probably win lie greatly disappointed in the I'esults. O" Us face llic ICC order calls lor a ten per cent mi in Southern and Western territory freight rules and a. tun per cent increase h\ Northern territory rates. Hut T E Wood, rate expert for the P3C explained today Hint such is not i-x- a:-lly the case. "So far as Little Rook and Ar- j Kansas are concerned, the effect of- the order is going to be very small " Wood .said. And he explained tliat Hie rate reduction applies onl- to "class rates." which actually will cover only about three per cent of Hie commodities shipped out of Arkansas. Commodity rates, under which j some go per cent of all railroad freight tonnage—including cotton lunuer. petroleum and livestock moves, arc not affected by the order. Of the 13 per cent romainiim. seven per cent moves under tin- many exceptions to the straight classification freight rates and is also unaffected by the order. Wood explained that the order does three things. First, it increases class freight rates 10 per cent between points in the so-called "official territory" or area North of the Ohio and Potomac rivers and East V of the 'Mississippi. Second, it reduces rates between points in the South and West. And third, it gives a reduction on shipments both into and from the Western and Southern areas of the country Win Partial Victory The fact that rates from the North into the fiouth and West are not reduced apparently escaped attention. Wood said, and they have gained a wrong impression that Arkansas shippers will have a definite advantage over Northern shippers. The same class rates apply between the North and Western and Southern points, in both directions, and reflect the same general level ns rates within the South and West He also expressed doubt that the new rate scale would be of mu:h immediate help to 'Arkansas industry, "To be sure." he said, "Western shippers will get a toil per cent reduction on shipments to the North and Northern shippers will pay 10 per cent more within their area. But whatever benefit this may bring to Arkansas probably will b e offset by the shorter haul in the North. Tn other words, it is cheaper for an BLYTHRVIhLR (ARK.) COUUIKU NKWS Goodby Gondolas The sharp .shriek of a steam whistl PAGE SEVEN Pretty Top Dancer Seeks U.S. Championship as Bait Caster State Has Fewer Cases Of Polio Than in 1947 LITTLE DOCK. Ark.. AllR 21 (UP)—State Health Officer Dr. T. T. Ross tins Rone on record ugainst .spraying whole towns with insecticide to combat |K)lio. Dr. Ross said yesterday in I.illlc Rock, "there has been no definite demonstration that Hies spread poliomyelitis." He explained that fly control i? beneficial from a cleanliness standpoint, but added, "not with a view that the procedure will control an | epidemic." Meanwhile, the State Health De- I iiartmcnt reported yesterday that | the incidence of polio in the slate ! i.s little more than 25 -per cent of ! last year's total for the first 33 months. Akron manufacturer to ship to Philadelphia than it is for an Arkansas manufacturer to ship to Philadelphia." Wood also pointed out that, the order is nil "interim" reduction, until such time as a new uniform national classification and a tmiform scale'of class rates to apply in all territories east of the Rocky Mountains can be worked out. This job, which has been ordered by the ICC, may take several years. Meanwhile,' I Arkansas -shippers with their rate reduction on three per cent of their tonnage, will hardly notice the difference. Britain Threatens Jews With German Deportation LONDON. lAug. 21. (UP)—Britain i announced today that approximate- I ly 4,50:) Jews who vainly tried to (.enter Palestine will be deported to Hamburg. Germany, unless they end ,thcir s'itdown strike aboard three British vessels in a French harbor by G p.m. tomorrow. A Foreign Office statement called [upon the Jewish 'Agency to make j n last-minute .effort to coax the I refugees ashore at Port-Da-Bouc, ! Prance. The strongly - worded official statement blamed "Zionist threats and propaganda" for the three-week sitdown. It said the Jewish Agency would act immediately if they "really have the interests of these illegal immigrants at'heart." Ecad Courier News Want Arts. »>• JOF: DONOVAN NKA Slxvlu! Correspondrlit I'ATERSON, N. J., (NBA i - of he: 1 uncanny knack of dropping casts into the tiirycl, Joan Salvnto. v.'omen's national accuracy dry fly costing chilmplon for the past four years, has been getting uround these wide United States, Pretty Miss Salvnto, Paterson lap dancing teacher, hns been traveling with her gear lor five years — seejng the world from the business end of a casting ro.l. Miss Salvato's next destination Is the five-day 1947 national lou>> namcnt In Long Beach, Calif., sinning Alig, 27. This show will utlrncl some 400 inon o.tul )no women from all ports of the country. Miss Salvato's aim Is to swcnp every title available to the dl.stnlf side and compete against men In the distance fly cast. She Is Kolni} after not only the women's dry Ijy, bill wet fly. fly and skishplug three-eighths and five- eighths. Joan's best distance cast Mas been 120 feet with a dry fly. This il'ear she outcast fields thut Included men in Washington nnd •Toledo. IIKU) KOUK 0»' SIX TITM-IS Miss Snlvuli has held lour of the six' titles in her clnsslflcation. She hns held the accuracy ilvv I!v title since I9«. .Slie first won (' in Chicago, ranentecl In St. lmii-i Detroit nnd Indianapolis. She ulso won the sklsli crown In at, Louis, added the accuracy wet. fly trinket to her collection in 'Detroit where she prevailed In three classes Dry lly casting Is Mls.s Salvnto's fnvorate. The caster casts at in targets from the shoreline, the ynrd- age being Increased from 20 to 50 feet, Miss Salvnto has made perfect scores many times in this event. ^ "Fly casting Is a simple simr' " she snys. "but you have lo practice and work at It lo hit target nt various distances casting calls for judgment Miss Salvato was bred to the sport, Her father. Alfred, a New- Jersey sports goods store owner is nn expert. Jonn started to cast with he- pop's gear when she was 10. "Instead of playing with dolls and such things that girls dc 1 use to lake dad's fishing rods and cast from the banks of a hike near Hawthorne, N. j.. High School, from which 1 was graduated,"- explains the charming champion. "I became so good nt hitting the targets that Bill Tayloi, a national tournament competitor for many years, took me In hand, developed my wrist action. AVrlsi action plays as much part in oast- ing as it does in pitching a baseball. I ought to know because I watched Johnny Vnudcr Me»i- of the Cincinnati Reds pitch enough at home." Vander Mcer is the.- Siil- vntos' next-town neighbor. Joan Snlvnto has never tried to Singers of Five States To Meet in Faycttteville FAYE'l'l EV1I.UC. Ark., AiiR. 21. (UP)--The Western Mi!tni!(i:3t Assembly In RiycUcvllle will be host Saturday iind Sunday lo the annu;il convention of 0/ark sinners. Seme fl.CK) persuns from Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, mid ails- tuuii niv expected to b e on hand. Ainoni; them will be the well-known O/urk SUimp>;-l!uxier Quartet, nnd the D'.UIas Stamps Qir.irlct, Uuctcrin Hint cause plant dls*- 'tiws tire .widom fotincl In Boll. Ebb H. Carson. Tax Consultant Tux licporls— Accounting HiKim 21, Lynch KM*. Write I'. 0. Box 939 Phone 2940 Blytheville BIG BINGO! Thursday Night, August 21st GALAXY OF PRIZES I In. lulling Dir.vii'il Clilrkt'ii) American Legion Hut 8:00 P- m - Admission 50c K|imi<iim<d liy I ,u ill PS .if Catholic Chun.,, the Fly and Joan Salvalo . . . wrist action pl»ys as nnicli part in «ns!lng as it dues in pitching a baseball. cast while tup danclnu, bir admits thn.l would bo .samelhlnt;. LOTSOFFUNFORALL THE RACES OLD CAR DERBY At the Mississippi Co. Fairgrounds Sunday, Aug. 24,2:39 p.m. AND EACH SUNDAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER THRILLS! SPILLS! FUK GALORE! * Full Racing • Stock Model Program! Racers! See the Jalopies in Action! ADM. 600 Sponsored by Dud Cmson Post 24, of the American Legion Peach Festive/ Queen fleeted at Nashville NASIIVIl.l.K. Ark., AMU Hi. 'Uin —Miss Kllly Tcillcson, n-yrnr-nld Hope beauty, loclay relnns in Queen Elberta the Seventh, followlm; selection ut the seventh annual pench fcstivnl yesterday. Gertrude Meltuc o( Prescott placed second and Jean Butcher of VVsldo was Ihhti. Spcnkers on the day's program included Roar Admiral Euvl \v. Mills, chief ot the bureau of ships in Washington and n Niishvlll.' native; Atty. Gen. Guy E. Williams; COIIK. Fadjo Crnvcns of Fort Smith; nnd Supreme Court Justice Minor Mill wee. Some ' The P liiKtun, IJ. C,, of strHo |,i]H'. or naoii from ltu1iana)K)U<> to In WflT?h- 200 inlltv to .strctcli - Vfyorous - M • bodied .KENTUCKY STKA<gHT BOURBON EARLY TIMES DISTIlLEKy COMPANY . IOUISVILIE, KENTUCKY ANOTIlr.fl DROWN-TORMAH QIIALITV PRODUCT /A HOURS Better Cleaning! the Hudson Finish! HUDSON CLEANER CLOTHIER TAILOR 320 W«t Main Sr. Blyth.vtJU, Ark. PhoM2612 8 oz'A'Grade All White Duck 9'and 7 ¥ Bemis Bag Co. COTTON PICK SACKS 1 New Theater Manila's Fines? 8h.wi KVKBY NIGHT Matinee Saturday * •i Up«u Week JAst Time Today 'Guilt of Janet Ames with KiKiiliiiil Itusstll, nirlvyn Dniig Srlcrtnl Short Hulijfrls Friday "IN OLD CHICAGO with Tyrone I'nvrar unil Alice l''uy Ki-l«!(ed Shorts ,. I .•...'.',. Saturday 'Gentlemen With Guns' All Star Western Cast Also Shiirt 'Subjects THEATRE Manila, Ark. . Lut Time Tod*r , ! "Sorgo Goes to College" : ^' th " . > Alan Ilnle ,(r. :iml June rrriss»r News ami Comedy . Friday and Saturday; Robin Hood of Monterrey with Uin CISCO KID ^ Cartoon mid 13th Oliaph-r "Manhunt of Mystery Island" <>!>*• : Btarta 3:3* *•. List "THE RETURN OF MONTE CRISTO I.nnis Ha 5 Trsrd & Barbara BrKUn Fox Movietone News Friday. & Saturday "LAND RUSH" with . Charles Slarrelt * Smiley Serial "l^wl f:il> »1 the J»n;fc? Al^o Shorts

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