The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1946 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 12, 1946
Page 10
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PAGE IBM Veterans Decide ild Homes 50 Former GIs Form' Corporation and Go To Work With Zeal LARCHMONT, ' N'. Y., Dps. I'i. (UP)—Fifty war veterans who' de- cKtfd that more than talk was necessary if they ever were to move 'into Homes of their own were act- Ing as enthusiastic strawbosscs today on a project that will assure -each-of them a five-rooin, g;'.''i!en- ' colonial type house )>v '.He next summer. . Determined to solve the housing 'shortage for themselves, the latfc- weary men organized Hie Lnrcli- mpnt Veterans Building Corporation to barrow and build together but ultimately to own -separately. they are achieving their goal with a minimum of red ;ape and lo _the amazed interest ol governmental agencies and other local veterans. - • i' Ground was broke 1 !! two weeks ago for the project, excavations were .underway today and materials are being assembled. The 12 large units 'embracing 50 attached homes of five rooms eKh will be completed In the late summer or etirly fall. .When they are ready for occupancy each veteran will become the owner of an Individually mortgaged and operated home. .- Eacli unit will cost nbout $9,800. The 110,000 mortgage at four per cent for 25 years will be amortized at I he rate of $52.80 per month, which with an estimated $20 for taxes and $1 for insurance, will mean an estimated carrying charge of $73.80 per month. : Newly-Married Couple Fleeced By City Slicker NE\V YORK, Dec. 12—(UP) — Two detectives left tor New Or•leans yesterday lo bring bnck Alfred p. isoln. 44, who is charged with swindling 'newly-mnrrlcil couples out of $2,000 In furniture den Is. The Kings County district attorney's ofiice said Isola, also known as Al Russo, waited In front of the Brooklyn municipal building for his victims, coiyiles leaving-Hie marriage license bureau. ;, .He [hen offered to sell them furniture cheap an<i took them to furniture warehouses, where he let • theni pick but what they wanted. _ Then he a'ccepted n deposit. A few :-:? a >; s inter-he collected the balance 79f '.''.he cost and disappeared, leav- /1ng;the furniture unrielivered. it vns charged. . ' : i S? wns traced to New Orleans wncn'n relative mailed a 55 Yncmev order Id him (here. The district ••attorney's office said he had waiv- t.ed .extradition. ;: - --.He ,was ^arrested on the com- BI.YTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Cracked Earth Government's Surplus Bells Sell, But Winches Go Begging This unusual plioto shows one of the great fissures opened when iin earthquake struck recently near Conebueos, Peru. Moro than 500 persons nre estimated to have died in the ruins of wrecked buildings. (Unlii'd Pirss Slftff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, DCC. 12.—A soo- pound casl-iron anchoi Is an elegant Ihlni; for parking a boat. It also makes a nice decoration lor the la'A'n. "lint you can't make a metnoria out of :i blcani wiru'li," cried UtirLon li. Hutiler of the Murltimc Commission. "Neither can you .sell It lo a farmer for hoisting hay into his burn. Thai is our problem." It certainly Is. This nation owns so many surplus winches thai it is running out of parking lots. .1 lias electric boat winches, cart;ii winches, hand winches, steam winches, anchor and warping windlasses (which nrc first cousins of winches!, gasoline, steam and hand driven windlasses, capstan windlasses ami uniwlnches in right and left-hand models. His winches are making Hunter wln;c, He told his troubles lo the surplus property Investigating committee of llr-p. Roger Slaughter of Missouri ,nncJ he was -so eloquent th' 1 ' even now. the commlltcemen are thinking up uses for spine winches. The commission momentarily has 3.-WU boats for sale, including freighters, tankers, and miscellaneous navy boats. These, unfortunately, are e<|Uipi«d with win:hcs. Hunter can't get rid of any there. The Brny-halred, gray-suilnd chinf salesman of surplus seagoing accessories has had good luck with everything but winches. "Though I must say," lie said. l l a good bonfire rnlgli.t be a eood way for us to gel rid of our surplus landing barges," Surplus signaling flags, including danger signals HIU|< S. o S fines he ha.s sold widely to the propri.-' lo:s of cellar playrooms. He's also sold 'em a few anchors (small onesi to to on their nianlel pieces and tignt now he has a nice lot of lili- preservers destined for tlic same market. . • , . . They are pretty life, preservers loo, and they're going for 50 cents each for bar-room use, .'only. That, jis Hunter points out,'is because they aren't much good for life preserving. They're Inclined to sink when wet. He testified that lip Issued a monthly catalogue, something like CALL r4A FOR everything in INSURANCE UNITED INSURANCE ARKNCY A. V. niETHICH, Mgr. THURSDAY, nKCRMP.ER 12, Hint of Sears. Roebuck and Co., cX- <:e|)l that it appealed only to sii.Ts and, possibly, saloon kceiH'rs. He jiii.ssed around '.•oplU'i ol Hie current issue, which is devoled in large |::irl to winches. The Navy stuck him a while tuck with a lot of ships beMs. Hunter used the psychological ab- ;;rya")j., "We- took 500 of these bells," he siilil, "and advertised them for S8 50 each. .They sold Immediately. luit of course it cost more to sell Uirm singly than we got. with the ;>'jukk.i>eping a JH | nil." "Hut it was good publicity?" sug- wilel. In lots of 20 only," Hunter "Got rid of lliem all." The 503-pound anchors, at each .are selling well to economy- | pounds. minded memorial comi'.illtces. rj -' go booms and signal tuns, ruijcrj suits and $10,000 Diesel engines, diving masks and running lights all are * l demand, ••But winches, no," Hunter said. "Nobody seems to need a winch." He 1ms some'nice winches, rang- ing in price from $l(i for a 'little 150 pound one. to $2,450 for*'n de lirxe ball-bearing job, weight 4.00U These are bargain prices, but if you can use it winch ahead and make ;u, O1 -r cl -. , wiiu-h department is desperate. The, ... y .seem 15 p "A Rep. aughter. I sir." said Hilntcr. Everybody, i d like, wanted a bell, wight; iinds, etc. ' (t thereafter we sold bells I , KTVUM. tt* t, ku> uoi KEROSENE AND FUEL OIL Call "The Old Reliable" Your Source of Dependable Service 2089 Vour Source of Dependable Service G. O. MAGNOLIA PRODUCTS plaint or Frank lacone, one of his victims, lie is accused nf swind- ing several couples in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Read Courier News Want Ads. IF YOU NEED— Walk In Boxes Dry Coolers Ice Cream Boxes or Any Heavy Refrigerator fur Immediate Delivery CALL Stcele 17F22 DIXIELAND SERVICE EI.MS POOI.E, Owner A Sl Highway Cl Nnrlli at 1IOI,I,AN[), MO. Notice! We will be closed Saturday, December 14... ( for the taking of inventory. If there are any of our customers who need parts or repair work done, please call us now. Delta Implements 312 So. Second St. Phone 863 Rubber Footwear Men's Knee Boots - - - - $3.99 Men's Lace Knee Boots - - $5.95 Men's Light Weight; Ankle Fit, KNEE BOOTS ----- $6.45 Men's Long Boots - -$8.95, $9.95 Reg. and Light-weight GALOSHES Women's & Children's »1 69 Men's 4-Buckle Overshoes Men's 2-Buckle Overshoes $3.99 $2.45 Storm Rubbers For Men For Boys For Women ••••••I I I !•• Women's Toe Rubbers $1.59 $1.54 $1.31 •H^HH 88c . THE FAMILY SHOE STORE Phone 2342 312 West Main Street Say Merry Christmas WITH GIFTS FROM WARDS Boys who rebel ,1 geiling "dressed up" hove been known to slip inlo a sport coot without a murmur. Jusl see how pleased !,e'li be «!,.„ he opens .hot mysterious package and finds a single brea.lecl [acke- ,n l,« favor,,. Glen Plaid. Sod-Jo-ihe-touch. rich-looking fa-brlc i, All V,rg,n Wool. Sleeve, and yoke are lined will, rayon Tf-,^ button lounge model comes in blue or broV 10 lo 18. _ f* In-ar-Outer Cotton Plaid Sport Shirt Buy up a balch of theie gay ihirli. One for each of the boys on your lisl. Blue or tan. 10 lo 18. Colorful Sweaters lor School, Sports A major item in every boy** wardrobe. Long-sleeved pult- over and button-front coat \ styles. 28-36. J 198 CORDUROY IS TOPS FOR BOYS' SLACKS! ' Sizes 10 to 16 4.79 Corduroy ihows r.o wear.. jho-vs no dirt, and it's eoiy oj anything lo laundei! Theie are well tailored, good looking and fin« for * GOOD-LOOKING WOOL PLAID MACKINAW RAINCOAT AND HOOD THAT'S RIGHT FOR RAIN 6.98 3.98 Notched collar, three-piece belt. Comfortably styled to keep you warm In all >orTi of weather. Long-wear^g fabric, dark plaid pattern!. Sizes from 10 lo 18. 1 S!eek-as-a-s«al synthetic rubber on a sturdy cotton backing. Unlfn«d. Makhrng cape style hood protects neck and head Slack. Sizes from 4 lo 16, CAPESKIN LEATHER COSSACK JACKETS 11.98 Smoolh-grained Sheep leather, Smartly styled convertible collar. Zipper front. Plaid lined. Adi,.stable side;iobs. Come* in brown only. Sizes from 10 lo 13. DRESS SHIRTS FOR BOYS SIZES 4-1O I.OS Button-on and luck-Vi slyles in fine cottons. H«'ll pick front itripes. checks; iclidt; Heavy Du»y TWILl PANtS Col-ton 2.79 Herringbone cotton twill that •*6n't »fc'w «oil- " Pre-shrunk. IK*»r brown. 10 lo 18. Heavy Duty Cotton Knit SHIRTS , 98c In rointow colors to 90 wilh any skirt or ttocksl Han Mverat at Itits Ward-low price! HANDSOME TIES FOR BOYS 49c He'll need Ihem for school, for drcisl Nica prints, smorl checkl in flnu rayon fabrics a< Wordil

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