The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 21, 1947
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN HousingShorfage ProbeStartsSoon , Committee Moves ' To Smooth Out Internal Wrangling WASHINGTON. Aug. 21. <UP>— t Members of a joint congressional committee which will Investigate the housing shortage predicted today the committee's internal strife will be smoothed over without interfering with the inquiry. Sen John Sparkman, D., Ala., a ranking member, said he believed that the committee "after a little unfortunate start" is getlng along well. "There is every indication thai member's will subme^e their differences and cooperate with eacli other," he said. The committee's organizational meeting exploded into a bitter battle between Sens Charles W. Tobey, R., N. H., and Joseph R. McCarthy, R., wis. McCarthy, a freshman senator, engineered a coup that prevented Tobey from obtaining the chairmanship. Rep. Ralph A. Gamble, R., N. V., who was elected chairman, said he "sincerely" hoped that the bitter feelings between Tobey and McCarthy could be smoothed. Asked about Tobey's hint that the real estate lobby had influence In tlie committee, he snapped: May Investigate Lobby "Most definitely not. That is [lure fiction as far is I am concerned. I have not seen any real estate lobbyist or talked to anyone iike that." He said the committee, "could and would" Investigate the renl estate lobby "if it becomes pertinent" to the general investigation. Gamble said the committee would start its investigation in October with two or three days of general hearings. Then it will split Into subcommittees to make regional investigations. He said that no dates or places were set for hearings at a brief, Informal meeting yesterday. Committee members ..present at yesterday's closed meeting said later it was "tacitly understood" that Tobey would be given a special subcommittee to help salve his wounds. The subcommittee, would have full authority to go anywhere and investigate anything, it was explained. May Not Accept Fosl However, there was some doubt whether Tobey would accept the offer. He sharply criticized the methods by which McCarthy succeeded in barring him from the chairmanship. And he implied that a "sin. sister group" seek to undermine the' public housing program was bc- . hind the move. Tobey claimed he had enough absentee votes from members, of | (AHK.) COURIER NKVVS Free India Gets Off on the Right Track The Spirit of New India," first of 1C slfcamlme4Jocomolives to be buill for the railways of newly independent India by the Dnldwin Locomotive VVorlis, is pictured tlurinj; ceremonies at Philadelphia £a., where the streamliner was christened with a botlle of wine. In Year 308 B.C., Phoenicians May Have Settled in America By DON JENNINGS United Tress Staff Correspondent HAHRTSDURG. 'Pa. (UP- — Dr. William Walker Strong believes nf- Ler seven years of research that a band of Phoenicians colonized the I Susriuchanna Valley about 18 ccti- ', Uirie.s before Christopher Columbus landed in America. The 'Mcchanicsbure author-arch- cologist, who is a fellow of the Mellon Institute of Pittsburgh, has 400 stones bearing Inscriptions of tlic ancient seafarint; specialists to support his contention. From the stones, which he has collected since 1940 in this area. Strong theorized that some 3.00D Phoenicians sailed up the Susqiie- hanna River in 371 B.C. nnd established mining camps for iron ore production because their iron reserves hart been seriously depleted in the war against Greece. Himilkon, the famous Phoenician admiral who became a national hero in tlic Grrek War, probably led the expedition, according to Strong. An iron stone found ni Silver Spring, Cumberland County, carried Phoenician letters which translated read "Rab" (captain) Himilkon was wounded at this place." Sailed Arnimil Africa ' The Phoenicians, a Semitic ince of hardy seafarers, were the first to circumnavigate Africa. Their travels extended as far north as Scandinavia and they had colon- ized In Spain, where they founded Ihc city of Cadiz. The most famous of (heir colonies was Carthage; it rival of Home. Strong, who found the first of his inscribed iron stones in 1940 while engaged in classifying American Indian relics in this region, said the inscriptions bear many references to cities in Africa and Asia 'Miner. Iron stone, he discovered, was produced by prehistoric volcanoes. Strong said ho has Identified the entire •Phoenician alphabet of 22 I letters and his translations reveal ] the names of 70 captains and princes inscribed on the stones. He believes this number of men would have headed an expedition of about 3,003 persons. Some of the stones bear the name of I he Phoenician ocd. Tuned, to whom they offered human sacrifices in time of distress. These relics were believed to be parts of sacrificial altars. Other pieces were in the shape of wedges and mauls believed to have been used in ship building and repair. ous." They said the New Hampshire senator refused to ehake hands with McCarthy after tlic chairmanship had been decided-- — —i Gamble said he had no kno r .\l- the H-nyan committee to guarantee , edge or the fcurt until after trains election. But McCarthy won'meeting opened committee approval of a motion to I "It come to me out of a clear throw out all. absentee- ballot*. sky," he said. "I believe that So" Legislators resented the Tobey- Tobey knows this and Is not blam- MacCarthy quarrel as .""crlmonl-1 ing m c for the situation." -ssssr If. .«=» NMDiX STANDAID UNOIX DE IUXI TRADE-IN YOUR OLD WASHER OH A MODERN DO-EVERYTHING BENDIX Now It's Easy to Buy the World's "Savinjjcst" W_"5hgrJ_Uj) to 12 Mouths to Pay NO OTHER WASHER HAS SAVED SO MUCH WORK ... SOAP ... HOT WATER ... CLOTHES • i . FOR SO MANY MILLIONS OF FAMILIES No other washer has proved so conclusively if con do your wash all by itself... even when you're nof in fhe house! HIM'S HOW THE BINPIX 1WOMCS WHIU YOU dial odd soap... and lol« » »o«r; AB by its«H tt» B^dix wo*«, Iripta tmn, and domp-dryi Hie dothtt itsttf' end »huti off BENDIX automatic Washer ffcen* for TRADE-IN OFFER TODAY HUBBARD & HOKE Appliance Co. About 80 per cent of our drinking water is treated with liquid chlorine to destroy the harmful hactcria. McMath to Make First Speech Since Father Died OZAIUC, Alk.; Aug. 21. (UP) Garland County Prosecutor Kidney R. McMath will make his lii-si public speaking appearance 10111.1- row since the death of hl s falli<v. He is the principal speaker cm the program of the dedication ceremony of the Franklin County W:<i i Memorial. McMath Is one o: 1.1 state's war heroes. FCC Revives 1943 Order Against Utility WASHINGTON. Aug. 21. (UP)-. The Federal Power Commission will start hearings Dec. 1 on the refusal of Arkansas Power and Light Co to obey a four-year-old FPC order to write S21.0C0.003 off company books, it was announced today. Aflcr the order was Issued on .June 15, 1943, u, t . company challenged the jurisdiction of the commission in two courts. The Supreme Court finally decided a court set- THUKSDAY, AUGUST 21, I'J<i7 tlement on jurisdiction was not in order because no FPC hearings had been held. According to the order, the commission charged that the Arkansas firm has carried tll,<f.0.030 on its books in "write-ups and other inflationary items" for properties acquired since 1920. It said »9,20D.COO atso should be written off as "acquisition adjustments" because the company had ,pakl for some of the' properties that amount in excess of their value. Original name of Los Angeles. Calif., was "El Puebla dc la Rcina de Los Angeles de la Partluncula." Cuiu is Die largest island in the West Indies. SELL Your Car While Prices are HIGH! to SHELTON Motor Company 119W.Ash Phone 438 CAKE HIT LIME n MINT CAKE—69c The taste: thrill you will long Hcmemljcr! Fresh cooling limes and peppermint blended into a masterpiece of cake baking! ON SALE SATURDAY ONLY! Telephone Your Order — Dial 2073 HART'S BAKERY Fine Tobacco is what counts in a .arette LUCKY STRIKE presents THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TOBACCO AUCTIONEER! "I'VE SOID more than 240 million pounds of tobacco, and at every auction I've attended, I've seen the makers of Lucky Strike buy fine quality tobacco...that fine, ripc-.smokiu' leaf that makes a smooth, mild smoke." L-lf-l t ur<lmn,iHil,'iH!n<lrnltal>ucconmlioi rnfSpring- IccM, K>.., has been a l.wly Strike smoker fur 22 years So remember.. /UCKY JTRIKE/MEANS ^NE OBACCO So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed -So Free and Easy on the Draw KILL JOHNSON GRASS Use ATLACIDE Chlorate WEEDKILLER E. C ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY 319 W. Ash St. Phone 551 BOTTOMS UP! Its time (o g c ( that Fall wardrobe oul and prcjmrc yourself for the future. Check your shoes brine them in for new soles or heels, cleaning or dyeing. HALTER'S Quality Shoe Shop For Electric Work Call 2397 BOB'S Electric Shop • Farm Wiring • House Wiring • Motor Repairs • Appliance Installation 500 N. Fifth St. ttlylhtville, Ark. Plumbing For Sale Bath tubs, Closets, Lavatories, GO" inch all-metal Acid- Kesislmg Cabinet Sinks with double drain board Automatic Oil and Electric Wafer Healers. Also Septic lanks All I ipe & Fittings necessary to install your complete bathroom. Osburn's Plumbing & Heating 1920 West Main St. Phone 875 ATTENTION GINNERS Let us supply you wirh all your gin needs! We Feature B. F. Goodrich Belting 213 WESTMAfNST. PHONE 2015 FOR SALE Concrete Building Blocks Aquelia Water Proofing Paint 12-48 inch CONCRETE CULVERTS plain or reinforced Osceola Tile' and CULVERT CO. We Deliver I'lione 691 If blue Monday plagues you on Sunday, call 474-475 NU-WA LAUNDRY CLEANERS FORRfAt MttCURy StRVICt ALWAYS S££ YOVK Still & Young Motor Co. Lincoln-Mercury Dealer Phone 3179 BIylhcvillc Ark. 112 Walnut 9t. KEROSENE & FUEL OIL CALL 2089 ic Old Reli G. O. POETZ The Old Reliable'' PETROLEUM Ut**ndMM> Mcrrlw PRODUCTS U •* CMtry

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