The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 7, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 7, 1947
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ii (A**.) COUiUh;* NhiVY* High Food Prices Blamed on Policy NAM Cloim F«d«ral i Action Ho* CauMd < Cacti t» Increase . HOT. 7. (OP)—The AwocUUon of' Mahuf tc- Mrm M*Rtcd jvterdajr that fed- •ni ioT«mmei.t poUdci ."have been MI effect!re lerer In lifting price* ,*r food.* .' The itateDMnt w»s based on a •rbt «tudy now under preparation '•Ttf' *• WAX r«w»rch department. ; Ttm AMOcUtion Ibted three wajrt which government action has to fore* food prices up- "1. Oownment policy since 1632 rf ftnanein* public projects and be war chiefly by borrowing, caus- •C * «wo)len money supply. • "JL Support of agricultural price* w, placing an effective floor •uch price*. ';•'• t. The go»emment-*ponsored «- .•pcrt program, which hu had • : •UMfeterable effect on prlcee." • The NAM laid H did not hold <th*M tafliMOinB to be entirely re- tiponafeie for the high prices, but It that their upward pressure be faced tquarely." GHve Me Explanation! recent analyse* of prices, •which mintolie th« effect* of agri- ,cultural price support and exports, (hw mere description*, not expl&na- .•ttoni, of recent price rises," the : report *ald. "They leem to add up •/to. the conclusion that price.*: are •hijrh because Incomes are litgh-and .income* are high because prices are ; hlgh. This may be true, but It Is , not very helpful. It is more to the • point to discuss the factors which •hare caused prices and incomes to <riae simultaneously, rather than to ;<ltecuu their reaction on each oth- ,S The report said the money supply rinct 1838 has more than trebled Awhile physical production increas- j ed only 70 per cent. i "This increase in the cash hold- rings, of the public would have re- isuited in increased demand and Increased prices even had there been .i» increase in Incomes," it said. ;i The NAM said food, prices fluc- • tuate to a creator degree than other price* becaute the demand for food k comparatively Inelastic. Magic City Bows Its Head in Shame Over Wont Found in Midst of Wealth City Radio -Service- Dial 2407 Per Expert Repair* 1M Ka«t Mate M. F«lix A. Carney BT JACK HAKVET DaHed Prcei SUN Correspondent BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. T (UP) —Nine little boys and girls woke up todsy In this valley of steel which the Chamber of Commerce calls the Magic City. For the ones old enough to think about such things, it did seem magio In a way. Their beds were soft and .there were warm place* where they got out from under the covers. There : w« hot food for breakfast and there •ere toys for play. This was most extraordinary. These were the brothers and sisters and the children of Mrs. D. H. Kltonls. The Welfare Department would call them children of charity; It would call Mrs. Kltonls a victim of circumstances; It would be shocked that what happened to them could occur on the very outskirts of a great city of wealth and plenty. Yesterday and for six weeks of days before that Mrs. Kltonls. her ailing father, her four small brothers and sisters and four of her children had existed primarily on acorns and persimmons, primitively grubbed out of the woods. The fifth child fared better, being a bit yormg for such a Imrdy diet. It was born tfo weeks ago upon the earth floor of an abandoned hovel which was home for the KI ton Is family. The 29-year-old mother gave birth to the baby unassisted. When her time came she summoned the other children, put them In charge of the oldest brother who Is 12 and told them to go outside and piny. The baby was born at six o'clock In the morning. Pour hours Inter Mrs, Kltonls was washing clothes and Inking cnre "of her brood. "There was no one to help," she said with stoic simplicity. "It had x> be done." The Kltonls family drifted to Birmingham behind her war veteran fiusband who is a patient in the Veterans Hospital at nearby Tuscaloosa. "We traveled around the country wherever my husband was so we could be near him." said Mrs. Koto- nls. "When he was sent to Alabama, we had to come." She said her home was orglnnlly In Texas but that the family came here from Massachusetts. At first they lived beneath a abandoned church near the community of Trafford, Aln. They moved, she said, because kindly peopl wanted to help them. "We want no charity," she Said boldly. "We nre able to take care of ourselves. We'll get by somehow." Later they located a small house but It burned to the ground the night before they were to move In. On the outskirts of Birmingham, they found their last abode on an abandoned weed-grown field. There was only one room; the wind ami rain drove at will through wide cracks In the timblecdown wall; there was no floor but the hard- packed red earth. It was belter than nothing. It got to be home, too, and yesterday when the Juvenllle court In- vesttgatoif came to help the family, Mrs. Kltonls fought them like a tigress. She thought they had come to dispossess her. The officer hud to restrain her In a straight jacket but she calmed down and told her pitiful story when she was convinced they meant no family inconvenience. Mrs. Kltonls said she would slay near the children at the 'Juvenile home where they were curried until other provisions can be made. Since the youngsters are now In expert hands, she may get a Job. She appears well educated and she Iws tsvo business experience. SCOUTING (Continued from Page 1) ippl County Is to be effective, he asserted. One Is the riglit kind of U'ndcrshlp. The key man in Scout- Ing, he said, Is the Scoutmaster. But even though the best man In the community is selected, the R«v. Mr. KIdd stated, the morement will succeed only If the community Is interested in It. The second necesary Item Is money, he said. "If the movement Is to do an A.-1 job, we must give It A-l equipment," he declared. He t atd the men In charge of the fUMd-rnlsIng drive must sense the necessity (or making the movement effective. And if good men arc picked and given good support, it will be effective, he said. "The Boy Scout movement, meets a real need In the community," the Presbyterian minister said. "There are few tilings as tragic as a 14 or 15-year-old off to a bad start — off In the wrong direction, if this is prevented, then something worthwhile has been accomplished. "If we can make tiie Kcout movement in North Mississippi County strong, virile and effective, it. will pay big dividends In character." Follnwinir the Kev. Mr. Kidd's talk, sir. Naush commented on the number ol young men he had seen In the county Jill here while inspecting it as foreman of the grand jury during the list Circuit Court term. Mr. Nash then pointed out that there ar e 5,600 boys of Scout age In North Mississippi County but ol these only about seven per cent arc Scouts, "The reason," he said, "is leadership. Many communities have no troops." Assistant Field Executive Vernon James produced additional statistics on Scouting In this area with the comment that the movement Is not as extensive In North Mississippi County as Scout lead ers would like to have it. There arc 25 Scout troops in the North half of the county and t total of approximately 380 boys Mr. James said A troop, he explained, was composed of five or more boys. Mr. James corrcborat FRIDAY, NOVEMBER T, 194T th« K*r. Mr. JCidd'* statement that the Scoutmaster was the key m»n In Scouting. , Council Set-Up Explained He also explained the organizational setup ot the Eastern Arkansas Council. Its paid personnel include, h e said, three \«hlte field men and one Negro field worker, a caretaker at Camp cedar .Valley •t Hardy, and two clerks In the Jonesboro office. There are two vacancies for field executives, one at Forrest City and another at Paragould. He also discussed campaigns conducted In other East Arkansas counties. Mr. Gill climaxed a brief talk by representing Mr. Nash with a check Jor $500 which he said was a guarantee that the D«n community would raise that sum during *e campaign. He instructed Mr. Nash to cash that check Instead If $500 was not raised in his community by the end of the drive. Mr. Gill told the other drite chairmen that the only way to raise funds for a cause was to believe In that cause. He cautioned them against letting their "faith In the Boy Scout movement be shaken." It was Mississippi County Field Executive Hal Detrick who termed the drive chairmen 'Salesmen for Scouting." He urged tlicm to consider themselves as such -while working to raise funds for this year's campaign. Mr. Nash announced thai, the annual Eastern Arkansas Council meeting will be held at the Hotel Noble here Jan. 22. Elcprcsentatives from the 14 counties 111 the Council are expected to attend. Atom Bomb Authorities in U.S. Scoff at Idea Soviets Ready To Start Making New Missiles By JOSEPH L. MYLER (United Preaa Staff Cormpendent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. {UP)—The reaction of U. 8 officials to V M Molotov'a no-a torn-secret remark added up today to something lite'"» what? Russia still can't make the bomb and we can." Neither the Atomic Energy Commission nor the State Department would comment formally on the Soviet foreign minister's declaration, made In Moscow yesterday, that "the secret of the atom bomb hw long ffincoH In *w1c*. '• ^ Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. NOV. 7. (UP) (USDA) — Livestock: Hogs 7,00, salable 5,000: weights 180 ibs. and up and sows 50 to 75c lower; lighter, weights 25c lower. 180 to 300 Ibs. 25-25.25; mostly 25.25; one load topped at 25-35, lowest price since July 8. 160 to 170 Ibs. 24.50-25; 130 to 150 Ibs. 22.2524.25; 100 to 120 Ibs. 19.25-21.25. Good sows 450 Ibs. down 23.25-24.60. 450 Ibs. 21.75-23. Stags 17-21. Boars 14.50-17. Cattle 2.300, salable 1,500; calves 1,000, all salable Mostly a clean up trade with cows making up bulk of supply. About 75 per cent of this kind offered. Only odds and ends of steers and heifers on sale. censed to exist. Hut a number of congressmen openly and several government officials privately scoffed at any notion that Russia either has tlie bomb or can make it In the immediate future. Sen. Brfcn McMahon, Conn., rank| Ing Democratic member of the Joint House-Senate Atomic Energy Committee, saw a connection between Molotov's remark and reported Soviet mining of uranium—the sourcis o( atomic fission bombs—in Chechoslovakia.. "1 suspect," McMahon said, "that Mr. Moloiov made a premature announcement designed, among other things, to stir up enough smoke to cover up the Czechoslovakia n operations'." All agreed that, as one official .souicc put, it, "there is no atom bomb .secret, .singular." .But, this source added, "there are plenty of atom bomb secrets, plural—millions of them." Secrets closely Guarded He referred to the closely g ti a, r d e d siiecial mechanisms, engineering techniques, and scientific data developed by this country In putting together and operating its fnr Hung J2.500.000 atomic energy plants and laboratories. Ever since U. S. atomic bombs smashed Hiroshima and Nagasaki Largo share of cows offered, from i .,-.., dealers ami trade in . this depart-| msKjr sa '° mcnt somewhat a forced affair, 1 a!read l' under continued buying pressure, Canners and cutters 9.50-13.50; light kinds down to 9; common and in August, 1946, American scientists and officials have said repeatedly that the fundamental facts about nuclear fission are generally known. Neither officials nor scientists doubt that Russia can produce the bomb In time. Nor do they doubt that the Soviet government is busily accumulating stocks of uranium ore and is pushing her physicists and engineers as hard as possible. There is wide disagreement, however, as to when Russia will get the bomb. Dr. Harrison Brown, chairman of the Atomic Scientists ol Chicago, believes Russia will be making nuclear fission bombs "somewhere between 1948 and 1951." But Maj. Gen. Leslie R, Groves, former U. S. atomic project chief slid now head of the armed forces' special weapons committee, thinks It will take longer. Talking for Russians Groves believes Russia will need 15 to 20 years to produce the bomb unless she gets industrial help irom other countries better geared to produce the special machines and Instruments required. Nobody here could giwss just what Molotov meant by his remark—uttered on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the red revolution. At Lake Success, N. Y., Soviet Deputy ! T\^ra!nr-. »ri«iclni- A.tH*..*! V lr; "- medium beef cows 12.50-15; bulls steady; very few good kinds offered, common and medium bulls 13.50-15; medium to good 15.5017.50; vealers unchanged; good and choice 25-30; common arid medium 13-24. Irel it might mean Russia has the bomb- That construction produced nothing but disbelief here. However, if Molotov meant simply that the I ES, it it a sensational offer. " And because it is so •Jx'.rcr-Binary naturally the) supply is limited. Here ore rings of regal splendor . . . richly wrought designs in 14k natural gold or •now white gold . . . each ring complimented with thre« beautiful diamonds. »•* comes in a specially designed plastic'gift box. USt YOUR CREDIT. LIBERAl TERMS CHEERFUUY ARRANGfcu. FITZPATRICK JEWELRY STORE Mytheviife, Memphis, Fu O*ceol», Sikeston ntv 3 mlnxitee KI open R cha See what we mean by Smartness These brilliant new Arrow Tantivy Ensembles have few equals in toning up a man's appearance. With fine white rib stripes to set off their glowing ground colors, the shirts are as flattering as any we've ever seen. Their precision perfect Arrow collars arc a fine sight too—as is their trim Mitoga figure fit, and the promise of a i% shrinkage limit their Sanforized label guarantees. Come in, give these fine Arrow broadcloths and their last-word- in-harmony ties and handkerchiefs the once over today! ARROW TANTIVY ENSEMBLES Shins §3.95 Ties §1.50 Handkerchiefs 65e If It't for A Man MEAD'S Wr/f Hore It if MEAD'S pretty -well giren awiy In the Smyth report published by the »rmy alter Hiroshima. But officials are convinced lhat the practical business of translating scientific knowledge into ac- fjal atomic bomb' and energy production remains—for the lime be- scientific principles of atomic energy are no longer secret, there was no disputing him. Atomic Energy Comission Chairman David E. Ulienthal has said that the purely scientific "secrets" of atomic energy production were ing—an American monopoly. Sen. Carl A. Hatch, D., N. U, thought Molotov'* remark wu "(or home consumption." He uid "th« actual mechanical processes (of bomb production) are not known to Russia." 100 Proof Bottled in Bond Bourbon YoGr Guaratitet of * Great KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY It'* "Sour jlf Ask for it ^___^ AT YOUR PACKAGE STORE _. Also Black Label—90 Proof Barrett Hamilton, Inc. Distributor, Little Rnrk. I Have On Hand At All Times Several tractors and equipment . . both new and used ones .. . JOHN DEERE, FARMALli and other makes. Also, I have loci sale at all times 10 to 80 head of , mules. Terms can be arranged. Will trade for most anything you have. F. C. CROWE 1 Mile S. of Braggadocio Equitable Ufelnsurance Society of United States See Representative. GUY TREECE JOE ALEXANDER, Jr. 115 W. 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