The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 19, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 19, 1947
Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1<147 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Reactions to Cut In Tariff Awaited Half of the Goods Moving in World Trade Are Included BY JAMES C. AUSTIN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Nov. 19 (UP) — The State Department yesterday availed the nation's reaction to the general tariff and trade a^ ment under which the United States and 22 other countries agreed to slash liieir import duties on thousands of items and hold present rates on many others. The general woement, character- ised as "(lie most comprehensive International instrument ever ne (joliatcd for the reduction of barriers to world trade," was marie public Monday uighl in Washints- ton and the other .signatory capitals. Many of the changes go Into effect Jan. 1. For the United Stales, the agreement meant the widest tsuTif reduction ever made at a single time amounting In many cases to the full 50 per cent reduction permitted bj law. The cuts bring the pattern o! American duties almost to the love of the underwood tarrif of 1913, the lowest in modern times. Today the state department won dcred what the Congress and particularly what the people who grow wheat, wool, cotton and tobacco distill whisky, make furniture, refine, gasoline, nnd produce thons ands of otller types of Bonds, are going to say about the new agreement. For while it embraces about 45,!'.no different Items, or about half the goods moving in world trade, it commits the United states to cut- tine or "freezing" its import tariffs on 4.000 items which affect many sectors •>! American life. For example, and this is only a bucket, the United Slates gave trade concessions on wool, whisky, cattle, fish, cheese, vegetables, aluminum, nickel, some lumber, crude rubber, tea. sparkling wines and burgundy, brandy, perfumes, lace. leather gloves, copper, glassware, shoes, sardines, woodpnlp, newsprint, some types of furs, Cuban cigars and sugar. Kfiscs Otller Quotas The U. S. also liberalized its import quotas with concessions on such items as cattle, seed potatoes, shelled walnuts and butter. In return, the United States will Ret more favorable treatment on many of its exports of grain, fruits, automobiles, machinery, fish, aircraft and parts, industrial machinery, agricultural machinery and tractors. Britain's system of "empire preference" is relaxed on num-I ermis items, and that on U. S. to- 1 bacco will be modified when "its present abnormally high tobauco duties are reduced to more normal levels." Among the major concessions made to the other nations by the United States"were a cut" In the, duty on whisky from S2.50 a gallon to $1.50; a 'freezing" of newsprint, on the duty-free list alone with natural rubber; halving of present duties on wheat and flour; a slight reduction on finer grades of cotton yarn and cloth made of yarn above No. 81; a 50 per cent cut in scarce items for home building, and the same reduction on petroleum and gasoline. The State Department Is represented as feeling that part o! these tariff reductions will be ua.s.-;ra along through the middleman and the consumer in lower prices. The agreement will remain In effect at least until Jan. 1. 1951. After that, members may withdraw on c-lx months notice. Hiroshima's Mark PAGE yt d«vot#d to conferences with deans uid department heads in order to work out recommendations. However, it seemed fairly certain hat the plan will Include a basic organization to co-oi'dLnatc all research activities in nyricuUnrHl and ndu.strixl fields at, the University; appointment of a director; forina- lon of a governing board; and a flexible organization which will allow expansion of (unctions of the [emulation as new iields develop and as money is available. Several university activities, such u the Bureau of Research, the College of.Agriculture and an existing co-operative university federal research project, could be incorporated In the program. that If h« were miccMful In bun- ne.w he would enter the nervlce of the church. He established a propane gas distributing film In 1940 ami In .seven years it jtrew until today It valued at $250,000, llausted decided It was time for liim lo make good hU pledge. He .sold Ills busluctti and Joined group of Seventh Uny Adven- lists. explaining that h r hopes lo become > minister. , , Business Successful, He Turns to Church DETROIT (UP) _ nay Haustcd. 3<. has lakcu the first step toward fulfilling a promis c he made be. (ween himself and Ihe Lord. fn Ills youth. H.niM.rd vowrd Playful Ghost Plagues Ye Ancient Inne HYE, Kngland IUP>—Mine host of the standard Inn here Is worried by a poltergeist— mlchievous spirit—which has been overturning tables, scrambling uerishreis and scattering clothing after lockup time nightly. Kxpcrl.s from Ihe Society for Psychical Research aie watching; the Inn In Ihe hope of witnessing Ihe phenomena, which superstitious folks hereabouts ascribe to the ghost of a mayor of Ry e sup- prwed to h»v« bwn murdered p« the inn doorstep in the I4lh century. The landlord of the auclntil ho«- lelry, A. T. Eastwood, fear* lh*l Ills poltergeist m*y decide In open the beer tap*, <" even drink some of the brew—and beer U in thorl supply. Read Courier Nt* f i Want Adi. Vegetable Pure to be sure / try HuMKo ^™ E Eainty COOKING FAT JKs Wonderful' Heavy shnll-like scars which were inflicted by the Hiroshima A-bon1b blast more than two years ago are still present on the body of Kiyoshi Kikkau-a, shown above in a U. S. hospital in Kyoto, Japan, where he is under observation. Note the serious handicap to his right hand. U. of A. Develops Research Plans Full Program for Agriculture and Industry Proposed FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. Nov. 10,— t UP)— University ot Arkansas re- I search Director C. O. Brniuien liu.s ' declarer! that, the pcml ol any Arkansas resurch program onglit to be lo rtevisp methods to increase the value or Arkansas products. This was the conclusion Dr. Brannen said he drew from discussions during the two day University of Arkansas research seminar, which ended yesterday. Meanwhile study \vn.s .scheduled Lo start today on a program lor establishing a foundation to fnstcr ami direct, a complete agricultural and industrial research program at the University. The plan, which University President Lewis W. Jones will present for approval to the University Board of Trustees,-.,was tentatively outlined at, closing sessions yesterday. 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