The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 8, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 8, 1947
Page 8
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PAOS FOURTEEN Distillers Irked By Long Holiday Industry to Protest Ban on Use of Grain To Conserve Foods BY GRANT KILL-MAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. (UP) — A majority of the nation's whiskey distillers have decided to angry protest against President Truman's demand Jor a 60-day liquor "holiday" to free grain lor Europe, it was learned toda> One Industry source said he believed, however, that the distillers eventually will go along though under protest. He said "actually there isn't very much elso we can do because the industry is such a vulnerable target." . The protest will be aired this afternoon when top liquor industry 'officials meet with Charles Luckman, chairman of the President's food committee, to discuss the proposed whiskey shutdown. IL was understood that the dissenting distillers produce between 63 and 70 per cent of the nation's liquoi 1 . They were said to leil thnt while they should make sacrnce a complete shutdown was unfair. 'There is strong feeling," one spokesman said, "that tho 00-day angle is only a sop to the im>isti\ and that, the shutdown will last much longer, perhaps until the new grain crop Is in next Summer." Need for Conservation Slrc^i-d Another factor In the distillers' protest was said to be their understanding that some countries seek- -ing aid under the Marshall plan still are using tlicir grain to make beer and liquor. They contend it is -unfair to ask the American industry to shutdown under such cir- curiistances. ...^Secretary of Agriculture OtiUoii P,-.Anderson said, meanwhile, that some form of food conservation probably will be necessary until next Summer. But he said meatless Tuesdays and poultryless Thursdays mivht be discarded sobncr. ', Anderson told newsmen that the government itself will not have a clear picture of what the food sav- ing.program is accomplishing unti, -January when It will have some figures on this year's grain consumption. • if the figures show that the use _of grain for livestock has been cut _ehdugh to put the program over ihc top, he said, it might be ;>o.«ib!e to relax the campaign and perhaps dispense with meatless and poul- Iryliss days. ; Ft-af irieai Shortages Later Anderson conceded there was some danger the program would result in meat shortages a year front now if'farmers market their brocu] animals. But this can be avoided, he said, if they merely sell their ordi- .p^ry..livestock at lighter weights. •':.-Vl_ hope they ' won't destroy the livestock, population," he said. "I iibp'e.that by 19*8 we can have a big cc:n crop arid'v.e can have u lil'i BLYT11EV1LLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Built for Keeps? t Spctlilois lien the comp-uitivcl} slight dnmnge to D corner of a Her in air-raid shelter onrl flak tower, after JJrltlsh engineers exploded 8000 pounds of TNT in that section of the structure. Previous attempt to level the building with 50,000 pounds of explosive* also failed. Photo by NEA-Acme staff correspondent Joe Schuppe. Chancellor Appointed HARRISON. Ark., Oct. B. (UP) — . Harrison Attorney Kusene Moore! has been selected to succeed the late Judge J. M. Shinn as chah-' cellor of the llth district. His np-: polntmcnt was announced yesterday j by Gov. Ben Laney. Little Rock Firm Bids Low on U. ot A. Dormitory The first rortco was held July, 1338. at Pccos, Tex. meat production," Although not date has be?n set for the proposed liquor holiday, it presumably .would run through No- I vcnibcr and December. By that time. ' Brain would be setting 'scarce and ' distillers might have trouble buying any at all. The industry has about 460,000.000 gallons of liquor on hand. But all except about 100.000,000 Gallons represents under-aged whiskey. At current rates of consumption, tins would last about eight months. A liquor shutdown would hit about 150 distilleries employing 3D,- 000 persons. Most of these are located in the MidWesl, particularly Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The distilleries originally offered to eliminate the use of wheat completely and cut ntlicr grains by half. This proposal was ' cllscussr-;! with Luckman and Anderson hsl week and they indicated it would be ?.c:':pl:'.ble. FAYETTEVILLi;. Ark., Oct. 8 <UPi —Low bid for the contract ti build (lie now University of Arkaii sas men's dormitory has been sub milted for the second lime by tin Beth R. Gicin Company of Littl Hock. When bids for the contract wen first opened July \'j, an offer b; Gicm and associates to complcti the dormitory for S7SQ.500 was mor than $100.000 above thc funds avail able. Plans were revised at the re quest of university directors and tin new bid was approximately $COO. 000. The now dormitory will nuar tcr 200 students and provide cntin facilities for nil additional 600. l/s lite * dream So quick to cream S GOLFERS PLEASE return • amply bottles promptly --.„. -,-. ... COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPAKy OF HLYTHEVILLE Six-Year-Old Faces Operation Against Odds of 7,000 to One riav II DENVER, Oct. 8. (in>) -Forrest *'"»" Ho"n»n faces Hi. £delicate kidney operation to . with only one chance In a inusand that he will pull through Nubbins Is thc six-year-old boy 'ho won thc heart of the nation lirce years BKO with his brave at- tiide toward his first operation. Gifts were sent htm from every to after his parents, Mr. and •ould not lolldav. sl s, r. and Mrs. Marshall Hoffman of Chey- C "T', W K\'°' "L ovcd h!s Christmas 111.,", N( ; TCI » h w for fear that he 'or the regular Tile operation today was scheduled for 8 a.m. (MSTj • Although medical men said the Odds were 1,000 to 1 against, It, Nubbins' surgeon said "I think the boy will come off the operating table alive." The surecon, who preferred not • be named, refused to predict iai would happen afterward wl ----j'I'i-ii ill n,j Will U, lowcver. flc Is thc same specialist who performed the operation In 1944. If Nubbins survives today's'op- eration, -he still must undergo one more before his condition will be corrected completely. Otherwise he will die within 18 months, - according to doctor.!. . .. Nubbins Is suflerlng fromjtnt*r- nal obstructions which prevent his body from throwing off poison's normally. They are absorbed Into his blood stream. , . . • Although he knew he was. riot a* strong as other kids In his Cheyenne neighborhood, Nubbins • was not impressed particularly • today with the seriousness of the 'operation, i - . His main worry was that, he would not be out of the hospital in time to use the ue«r face Halloween mask uiven him by friends. He was assured, however, that; he'd bo home in tim e to eat chirstmas turkey with his family. Doctors said that it will ta'ke three weeks for him to recuperate from today's operation. The third of the seric-.s will be carried out I before Christinas, giving the body FreakishTornado Hits Jacksonville Occupant* of Trailer Camp, Dig Out of Wreckage; 13 Injured , JACKSONVILLE, fit.. Oct. 8 <UP)-R«sid«nt»of a w»rtlme housing project tnd trailer camp today dug out from the wreckage left by * freak tornado that swept through • 15-Wock area here last night. Injuring at least 13 persons. The twister, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBBR f.,1947 "* which lasted less plenty of time to convalesce If he survives. Before he entered the operating room today, Nubbins talked of hts hope* for entering school. He •/ 'ld- n't Understand why all His playmates entered school last September while he stayed home. Today he said he hoped he could ?. nt * r ' n January. His parents thought they would delay it another year. m "™ te "' that without I',? " < which Mid the velocity •• against each other, store fronts along four blocks were blown In as walls-crumbled and Interior we?e ^ ruined. " wtrc and emcrgeney generators weri in the wartime civilian housing forles^Jf l£L% " Bht " 1e 'reject, consisting of houses with ' irlrt ho™,. «,,.J r muaci, Wlln j Ar*n»- It tnt<et*J fl . other. Store fro its J 1 " C " y , B lt ctrlc Company cut ks were blown in as "", 1 '°»' <!r J n thc tor »*do area to " , o area to cut . dow " dan « er tfon > "hot wlre " !rs. brlc'k bases'and'frame upDere mof* >! After n tw 'sted through th and frame tops were blown off as f arsol >' 5ettled housing project, th I llC brifk " ti"ii-rtni-?n llf+nsJ ~ „ j ji . _' v ** standing. -., ..».*i v u|^|/ura, roois ?L d "L 8 ™ .K"™ "own off as portions remained No one was reported se'rlou'ilv injured, but one hospital said It had treated and dismissed 10 uer sons nnd admitted one woman while another listed three persons as hav Ing received treatment. Police said a number of others were given first aid. b n It was, the third freak tornado to hit Florida towns in less than a month after tropical storms. Others hit ApHlaehicola and Tampa f 0 |. lowing the September hurricane and subsequent blow. Winds of 28 miles per hour were • S u 5 pel l101 "' we « uu «' 0 °0 in damage as It reported by the Weather Bureau, beach houses into the Sea. tornado lifted and dipped down again briefly in open country across the Trout River, where uprooted trees were the only damage. The tornado was preceded by a torrent of rain and came after »i-. Atlantic storm that blew Itself oilt? yesterday after inflicting slight damage as It crossed the Georgia coastline. But thc blow once again sent high tides pounding against beaches In the Jacksonville area. A week ago a similar storm lashed up high tides that crumbled an 11-mile se« ?llH.." nt ! caused an estimated *l,. damage as it tumbled ! Home oj Hart Scha/ner c<? Marx Clothtl is for its Rugged good looks is lorMts Artful styling is for its Marvelous fabria meant it's a. Better value i» for its Long Lif« is for its shoulder Eass means it's Resistant to coli — they all add vp to th» b«st coat buy In town — Ramble r TAILORED by HART SCHAFFNER & MARX Hart Schaffner & Marx MEAD'S If Its For a Man-Mead's Will Have It!

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