The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 13, 1947 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 13, 1947
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Science Working To Aid Southland Action ii Urged on U.S. Proposal for Demilitarization BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 13. 'UP) — Chairman Thomas W. Martin of the rapidly growing Southern Research Institute yes lerciay told his fellow advisors council members that "we have just begun to put science to work . as a dynamic force for economic progress in the South." Martin said the Institute, which ' was begun In 1944 with a director and ore staff member, now has a staff of 80 men and women of whom 48 are scientists at work to improve 'he South's poor nudls- trlal and economic position. Martin, also president of the Alabama Power Co.. explained the growth and work of the institute Improve the South's poor industrial, commercial and academic enterprises of the Southern stales at the third annual meeting o[ the trustees. Technical or scientific assignments, he said, have been carried out for 94 corporallons, agencies or individuals. "At least six of Ihe projects now underway at the institute have led to discoveries which will have a profound effect upon the values of six different raw materials common to the Southeastern states." he declared. Of these, tlie chairman said, the only one that could be mentioned Is "the work on machinabillty of pig iron." Martin (jointed out that only 2.8 ^ per cent of the patents issued to y American citizens during the last ' decade were accredited to the nine Southeastern states. "It Is axiomatic that the prosperity of a region is roughly proportional to the number of patents taken out In that region and to he research there carried on." he declared., Plant Expands the research there carried on," h£ said the value of physical plant and equipment located in four buildings here was more than $600.000 including a $130,000 laboratory dedicated yesterday. "Everybody in the nation has a stake in the future prosperity of the South, for the economy of the nation cannot prosper a,s a whol c unless it prospers in all its parts," he said. "It must follow then that the hope of maintaining an expanding national economy is Inextricably linked to a prosperous South." He urged industrial leaders to turn their problems over to research scientists at the Institute. He explained that the only way the Institute could expand and help | the South was by more cont-ribu- | tions from industry which in turn i would profit by new discoveries. I Full rights to any new invention ! would be retained by the sponsor, 1 he said. ' | Earlier, Dr. W'-'C. Lazier, director or the institute, in a business report to members said that the volume of research work for the first 10 months this year totaled more He said the work ranged from than $300.000. it ".'cancer research to perfection of a f device which pumps heat into homes from the elements. The cancer study has attracted international at- VA to Inspect GI-Loan Homes To Halt Duping WASHINGTON. Nov. 13. (UP)— The Veterans Administration yesterday inaugurated an inspection program for homes built under Ol loans to prevent veterans from being duped bv unscrupulous or inefficient builders. The program—under which the Veterans Administration assumes responsibility for proper construction —was decided on following coni- plainu that homes built under vet' Of/iceri Discover Lead In Mysterious Murder LITTLE HOCK. Nov. 13 (UPI — PuUskl County officers were work- Ing on a new lead In the brutal slaying of Little Rock merchant B. L, todny. However, they did not dfaclos* the nature of the possible brenk In the case which has kept them baf- llcd for two days. Barnliousc was found at Ills home Strike Vio/ence Bring* Legislators Into Action Ings, bombings and other violence Clans' loans were cracker boxes with sagging floors, wet basements, bad heating and numerous other defects. The Veterans Administration reported that it now has made loans on 850.000 homes, amounting to some J5.000.000.000. Applications are coming in at a rate of 45,000 to 50.000 a mouth, the agency said. Under the new program, appraisers will make a pre-coiistructlon estimate based on plans and specifications. This will be followed by a minimum of three interim inspections as work on a home advances. Appraisals will be made by architects, contractors and engineers selected by Ihe Veterans Administration. The cost of the appraisal will be borne by the builder, lender or development six>nsor and not the veteran. "We feel that it has been more a matter of misunderstanding lhan of cheating," an agency sj>okesman said. "This way the builder will know what is expected of him and the veteran will know what he may expect," Oldest tree in Sweden is a. 200- year-old oak at Rumklllla. Tile tree lias undergone extensive surgery to save it from decay. ten Lion, he said, and an Invitation for larger participation In the pro- g in of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Charles F- Keltering. vice president and general manager of j the Research Division of General I Motors Corp.. will speak at the final session tonight. after the daily grind ST. SKEWING CO. LOUIS Red Calf Black Patent Brown Calf $9.95 With a wcar-wilh-all look about them whatever the place or time. In taste from suit to Sunday. And what of their Fit-Tcsled fit? Why—they're famous for it. CROSS SHOES AMUICA'! VNCKAU(H»I» t*OI »»IU« Tin M1NDAIAT FAMILY SHOE STORE 109 East Main St. Phone 4469 To Attend Co.ii«.»H« ft. A MlMn, «t Bottling Oo. btra, wffl 16th . annual convention resulting from a six-months old bui ttate'i lawmakers, who voted unanimously for the special call. The legislature wu t*t to cotiVMW at 2:30 pm. today. JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 13 (UP) — leaden who have endangered UM Mississippi state legislatures tit special, session UxUy to rind some menus of halting shoot- lives of Southern Trallways but line (or legislative action in the strike Sunday, badly beutcn and In a criti- passengers by Inciting acts of vio- violence yesterday at an executive lence should be put in prison. Now, at always you can be sure of fine quality when you make your Christ- mo .gift selections at Dreifus. Here in ever increasing quantities are the lovely gifts to be given and worn with pride. Use your credit at no extra cost. Payments May Be Timed To Your Convenience Seven diamonds. 14 Kl gold. ALL PRICES INCLUDE FID. TAX ExqulxUe groom set. IhiiHisnme run links fashioned by "Swank-" ruhy set In center of lovely' locket. Chnln to match. .95 Lnvrly comparts in a distinctive style. Thft gift of her choice. Three diamond dlnnef ring. NATlONALLy FAMOUS BULOVA WATCHE* $10.95 One of man y smart pieces of shining Holto- ware. 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