The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 24, 1947 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 24, 1947
Page 12
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PAflB 1WALTZ BLiTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Limited Fuel Supplies During Winter May Cause factory Layoffs and Discomfort in Some Homes »T *- BURTON HTATB NEA Sialf Correspondent M«W YOBK, Oct. M. (NBA) —' hi MM third winter of peace, yo« •HU My find It Impossible to kaep yw» iKxre u warm at you want. Trier* »tiU i« th« chance that you wlH have to lo*f for a few any*. •f weefc;, b«iiw *>f pou'er short- • If John Lewis ioes not putl nut hk miners thi«t winter, it loo)u •earn as though there would be anou«h oil. < gas, electricity and eoal — orer all — to heat all oilr homn and power all our factories. Bui the margin Is so close that *hl« oil, gas. electricity, and coal must b* distributed -with almost 100 per cent efficiency. Let almost anything happen that shouldn't and some areas may experience brief but troublesome shortages. Experts In the various .fuel fields are anxious to have H understood that the nation dors not face real distress from shorties— always with a low bow in the direction of the UMW's Lewis; Hint nobody should go really cold; Hint nobody should be laid off for any length of time; that whatever shortages may develop should be local and spotty. But most, of them do not even try to deny that they fear brief local troubles. Careful check of t*ie major fuel Industries reveals tfoeoe situations: • • 1 ELECTRICITT for the country as a whole ttiare It generating capacity to provide fire per cent more current than the peak demand expected. Thlt k only two-thirds as much ciuhloc w WM expected earlier. annernlly, power lines are Interconnected NO that companies with an excess can help those with a deficit. But H equipment that lias been hard-pushed for yean should develop several bad breakdowns at the same time, somebody would have to be cut off the lines. The (Irst snvlng would be made by Interrupting pumping and similar operations Involving products that, .like water, can be stored. The second saving probably would be made by cutting off, temporarily, Industries like chemicals, which for decades have been getting all the power they wanted but pay only at surplus rates. This situation exists In the Northwest and In nixslnlc Mew York, among others. v Meanwhile, many 'electric companies nre discouraging customers from putting in heavy-use equipment, like house-heaters, for the present. GAS The gas Industry admits frankly that it hns over-scold Itself. It Is capable of producing more natural and artificial gns than, the customers can use. But unlike electricity, gas systems can not be interconnected nation-wide. If any individual area runs short, that's its hard luck The ban on house-heating that Unusual Financial Strength Seen in Cotton Cloth Field NEW YORK, Oct. 24. (UP)—The cotton lexlile Industry will enter 19*8 with unprecedented financial strength, Dr. Claudius T. Murchl- .<on, president of Cotton Textile Institute. Inc., predicted yesterday ' Dr. Murchlson cited the unnbntetl strength In demand for textile pro- ductert »t home and abroad, and the great wisdom shown In the Industry In disposition of earnings. "A good many people still don't quite believe It, and continue to Insist that disaster Is Just around the corner. Unlew disaster is Just around the corner," Dr. Miirchlson continued, "w« 'are being deprived of the enjoyment of predicting that prosperity Is Just around the corner." Th« Industry's excess capacity, In terms ol efficient looms and spindle*, ha« disappeared. "Unless machinery production is expanded at an unprecedented rate, we can look forward to a continuance or a tight situation (or at five years," Dr. Murchison predicted. C'OAL: Not enough can. (wa.s Imposed lasl winter has been replaced in many areas, Mort rng- lotiB probably will gel by tliU winter, but some are almost cer- wm c B0 ,, n 'L lnls0 c,r:tSnt Tnd 1 Womon *• ""•«* 4««ker patience. MIKI, OH, The nation's petroleum wells urn now producing more crude Into Husband's Grasp DETROIT. Oct. 24. (UP) —Mrs Ruth Urlsh, 26-year-old waitress. than we need. There Is refinery I 'nought quickly when R man S]UK- we i capacity for morn fuel than probably shall want unless Uic winter should be unusually severe. But there are two bottlenecks. gcrt her on the street and dragged, her Into a clump of bushes. "Why don't you come up to my apartment, It's empty," 5 he gasp- Cm- Is In gelting crude from the j ed ', oil fields to refineries In the Mid-! !ne mnn accompanied her. But die West. Another Is In gccthiR' wllcn ""^ e" 16 ™ 1 the apartment petroleum products from refineries • Mr5 ' ""•* raised a shout, to mnrkcUi. ] Her husband, burly policeman In the Midwest the companies' Johl1 Urlsh - rollccl ollt of ^d »» are using high-cost tnnk cars and ' hls D1 »J nm " s an d captured Louis barge transportation, and oper- | Fe!lt -' i ' x - after » block-long atlng expensive marginal retlnerles ' se ' In an attempt to satisfy demands, ji ' " But even with this some rerincrUa j There are 20.000 drug addicts in H full capacltv ' ' l " C C ' ty °' Na " ki " 8 a!one ' acroi ' d - -n^S'c'^t situation^ bad ' 111B '° Mtlm " 1 " ° l l " C Chl " c5e because of a shortage of tankcis In operation, though almost 100 government-owned cratt were la!cl government. see fuel oil scarcer in the middle up In mothballs. In that sec- i We-sl this winter than It. was Isst. tion signs of lightness have be- ' And the Bust coasL's fate d<.pem!s come apparent. In spile of the compniiles' bjst upon how tast the Navy and th Maritime Commlssim- can recnn- efforLs to build up a .reserve last I dltlon 50 government-owned i-ink- \-i/~. summer, they entered the fall season with stocks east of the Rockies under thosivof a year ago. At least some insiders expect to xxv« w ahnoM readr to leave her room to go down Vo "•ektast ttw next morning when .*JT«« c«m« in, bright-eyed and toadnn*. She w»s In riding clothes h«r eyee we« lilre sts^s, her ptnk. / to it doesn't <" wfce*her George give* in not And David has finally »<l *o persuade m« that kat important wben two |>*opi« kwc each other ac wt do. jOfc, Happjr, I'm on airi I'm walk'*•>« o» cto«is and banging my l»«a<l on «h« stars! David's landed * mirvelonB job on a big stock ttrm in Kaotucky. They breed and rac« horses, but they also ». kit of finely bred farm and David's going to be at a whate at a ^ Happy, seeing her shining eyes, |>»«nembered George's rahn con- prietioi! 1hat Joyce's k>r« for David r»«« not important. I "Bdt he has to leave lor fee Job foeisM," Joyo. exphHoed m a Inn. "And so w« ara goitif «• be p»arri»d at 3 o'dock in hw mother's *»«,»nd go s*rai«M ..-hat George says— 1 hale myself tor it, but Happy, I'm afraid of him, afraid o< what he can make me do." 'Does Mndclaine know?" Happy asked after a moment. "Why, of course," Joyce seid. You don't think I'd be married without Madelaine? She agrees with me that I have a right to marry the man I love, so that's that. Well, cio yos want to be a ?uest?" she asked, bn< before Happy could answer, she went on, icr voice level, almost expressionless, "Of course, we may M well face the fact that George is going » be in a rnge; and if yo« attend he wedding he'll be furious with yo«, because he'H feel yon helped plan the whole thing. It's only fair to warn you; if you'd rather not get him riled, I'll understand perfectly nnd I won't be hurt." Happy Ulted her pretty chin. "Whether George is furious with me or not isn't at too much importance, Joyce," she said coolly. Joycs looked surprised. "Oh— ho— 1 thought yoti two looked as though you'd been quarreling," she blurted out, and then colored and added hastily, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that, Happy; it's none of my business. Bt* I would like K a lot U you'd come to the wedding. It's going to be very, very quiet— just Made- lame, David's mother, and the preacher— ond you, if you'll come." "It's sweet of yon to want me; roliKe to very rm»ch," xud Happy Ibe train. there of ** bappfeeai Taoished Joyoe'i face Mid, for • mo- j her young ere* were bitter, eourse; that's on« reason why [?•_•** bemg married todajr! Oh, [I know George couldn't really slop i»«, b«* h«'d try like t»ve dickens. '*•• " lB . r «" » used «• doing afternoon, Hewr knew that nothing mattered to Joyce Happy wowtd never forget that eoe: the small, ^notlcse living room, with pastel -colored llowers banking the waH against which c Joyce and David stood facing the old minister; the minister, thi white-haired, frail, looking them with warm affection at he read the service above their clashed hands. Afterwards, there wns a beatitl- ful wedding cake, which David's mother had' baked with her own hands; and then there was the scramble to gel Joyce and David to the train. Once they were afely aboEird, and Mrs. Boyle had been returned to her cottage, and thc station Wagon headed back toward Sundown, Madelaine drew a deep breath and said, "And'.now (or the deluge! George will be back tomorrow, and ashamed as I. am to admit it, I dread it. George can be—extremely unpleasant." "I suppose so." Happy admitted, startled to realize that she, too, wiis beginning to fear the inevitable scene with George. "What are yon going to do now, Maoe- laine?" ' ' Madelaine stnrkd at her wryly. "Thanks for taking it for granted that I shan't stay on here at Sundown," she said frankly. "I am going out to California. I have an aunt and some cousins there. They aren't Harrclls. of course, but they arc quite nice people." There was more than a trace of bitterness in her voice, and Happy, reinembc*ng George's high opinion of the HnrrcH name, could appreciate and sympathize with that. ''I don't understand George/' she said impulsively. Madelaine smiled wryly * her. "Don't you? Oddly enough, I don't either—and that's queer, isrit H, when you remember that I am his mother?" The station wagon tttmed into the beautiful sweeping driveway. Tht house ahead vr»t like something seen in a dream, and as »V- ways, Happy's heart w»s touched by its almost unearthly beauty a* the dying sunset light. But :v-« laid nothing as fee ear halted and she »od Madelaine got owt. A white-coated houseman swung open the door for them and a chauffeur look the station wagon back to trie big garages behind the ho»s<. And as Madelaine and Happy entered the lovely old reception hall, George stood in the doorway erf the drawing-room. There wzw a .nomcnt erf shock a« Madelain* and Happy faced hwa. ft* ers. now released for direct or Indirect benefit of do.nestic customers. COAL Coal stockpiles nre low. Some utilities and large users consider their reserves dangerously low. Production Is at a rate of around 600,000,000 tons a year, but many experts doubt that, i( the winter Is severe, this will prove to be enough. Some mines are on part time because they can not get railroad cars. There Ls not much storage space at mines. If coal can't be moved, mining stops. The railroads arc., short 18,000 coal cars now, compared with, only 14,000 a year ago. Every effort is being made to juggle hopper cars to get the greatest use from them. but. they still contribute to the danger of a bad coal situation - which might, be reflected in home heating, and also in gas and electricity and in industrial operation. Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople OUT 0 Free Delivery Call PICKARD'S GROCERY Phone 2043 1011 Chickasawba FOR SALE 4-in. Concrete Sewer Tilt Concrete Culvcrl Tile Siz« 10 in., 36 in. A. H. WEBB Hwy. SI at Stale« Phone Blythcrille 714 66AD, MR. KEVNV: ! ARE You YOU SLEEP OUT TILL NO, MOT ON MIME/ THEY KN6W I WAS INTELlJGEMT ENOUGH TO KEEP KWSELF OUT O- THEM 1 HAVE FOR HE TOOK. TH' COVERS OFF TO CHANGE GEARS BUT IT GIVES." HIM A CHAMr.P PUT GEAR COVERS OH ALV. THESE PROP£P SPIRIT/ ' UMW BED REALLY GETS up AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1947 FRECKLES & HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BLOSSER 3j Gruesom Grub ' 'i I TOOK LARD To • \ FRECKLE VCGETARIAN VILLA— \ I DINED AT To'VeSsp'j B MMiH° iuLIE 5 ! JUCE IO A t_Klbr; MMM. / BAB . VOJ1 THIS HAM IS DELISH// SHOULD HAVE •m?:-< i wtfw N i ORDERED SPINACH JUCE / Irs TEACH THE BOYS A LESSON THEV'LL NEVER FORGET/ POUR MF ANOTHER. SLUG OF MILK THIS TWIEP SFASOM WILL YOU JOIM ME IM ANOTHER. BICAR-BONATE OF SODA, MR.. SMITH t MAKE MINE LXXJBL6 .' YOU KNOW SOMETUIMG, BROILED RUTABAGAS artnct. inc. r. fc.'HEb. u. •. MT. brr rt's an awfully nice car. but when I dated him all he did was .talk about the Russians and British austerity!" E'RISCILLA'S POP The 60-Minule Whistle By AL VERMEER (/'Come &nd\ get it, boys\ ftiow, PrisciltB, \"; you and / ] will prepare \dinner-! Why do you always call them to dinner an hour before it's that tong to before it's 3/11 Win a Compliment By MICHAEL O'MALLEY and" RALPH LANE ITS A POLICEMAN, W HE AlUSl CHIMES; HFS STAND-J HAVE SEEN THE THE LIGHT WENT OUT. I WON'T AIAHM7HE OLD GENTLEMAN BV PROWLING AROUND, BUT I'LL STICK AROUND A WHI16 IN CASE. ffiieanwhile, retuining with Anita Wadham... IMG AT THE GATE STARING AT THE HOUSE. HE'S REA1LYNOT BAD lOOKttlS K)R ft DETECTIVE flUSH. I THINK 1 RATHER LIKE HIM WASH TUBGS It's Supernatural By .LESSLIE TURNER n, w STAESMIDBOM! ww D^KE MISHT* YBUT WE 7 ? CMWV GET WS HEW CIVU6HT IN ./STUCK (T TflKU\OF.K01ICEB A PRET. TV COMB-OFF 1 THERE'S OKLV ONE THIM6 TO DO, JR....TAKE THEGMEOFP *ND CASKS IT IN fO TOWH ViVKKt 1HES CAN CUT WIA LOOSE I BE tEMINe NOWV tHE FENCE = M.L I KNOW GRMWOP, IS IT WON'T COME OUT ft BWV AM' A MOW! By FRED HARMAN MESWWITHY'SURE. ,-.-,„,„ YOU WHIir \YOLJ CA.S) HELP ,^E REP KTOBR IWITH ttT FR08U^^ LITTLE B=ME.,. TbD'RE A<?OOD SUR£,Bin eive ME THE HOK IAUGH ]F HE K»E',s> I E^MIEO THE WAV HE GETS REC AlOtfS VJifH GAL6.' t, I'M STOKES. OA'JGriTeR O CTOR By V. T. HAMLIN AIN'T i?Si*V\*i5«'v; COV... BITE H',5 HE-\D OFPJ BOOTH AM) IIKR Uui)l)!KS Hv KDGAR AIA'JTIN

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