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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 3, 1947
Page 3
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FKIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1947 BLYTHEVILLB (ARKJ COURIEK KXWf Wright Gives No Thought To Bilbo Mississippi Governor Will Not Consider Who Might Succeed Senator • JACKSON. Miss., Jan. 3—(UP)— Gov. Fielding L. Wright, wiio must appoint a successor It Congress slops Sen. Theodore Billro, D., Miss., at the door, said today that he has not given the senatorial issue any special consideration. jt'I'ni not crossing the bridge mini • I come to it," he said. Governor Wright Jecls that Senator Bl\bo should be seated and then the question of retaining II raised by the opposition. He could nppolnt Bilbo for the interim term, if he desired to do so. If Bilbo is unsealed, it appeared almost a certainty that he would be a candidate in the November general election. In that election H was pointed out, the candidate receiving the most votes will win, whether or not lie gets a majority. Attorney General Greek L. nice said Iliat if Bilbo Ls unseated and If the governor is called on to make an appointment pending a special election, the interim senator would hold office until the November genera] election in 1947. Rice pointed out that such vacancies in general election years arc filled In that election and not by a .special election called within M days, as Is the case In off-general election years. He said that when Sen. Pal Harrison died, causing n vacancy in 1941. Senator Rutland was.named for the short term and the governor called the clcclion In 90 days since there was no general election that 5'Mr, bul Rice said that condition would not prevail if Bilbo is "stopped at the door" tomorrow. Many New Business Buildings, Homes Completed In Manila great Operatic Works To •• Given In Memphis MEMPHIS, Tcnn.. Jan. 3.—(UP) —Two of the world's greatest op- cratln works will be performed by the Metropolitan opera Company I" its second modern appearance here May 12 and 13, it was announced today. •'Hie louring company Mill present Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" and Wolfgang Mozart's "Marriage ot Water is considered the most objectionable contaminate of crank- casr oil and the chief cause of sludge formation. years BY JACK TIPTON MANIliA, Ark., Jan. 3.—Time once was when advice to young men was "Go West" but folks hereabouts, in the last twelve months, have "gone north". That is, from a building angle. It was back in '9» that Manila was incorporated and her people Just settled contentedly around thc old Jonesboro, Lake City, and Eastern Railroad that penetrated Big Lake Island for it's towering virgin timber and many settlers shipped huge quantities of fur and game from the old "Depot" that was said lo stand on the highest spot of ground .in a five mile square. 'Houses, store buildings sprung up In all directions except North where "Uncle Tom" Aslia- brr.nncr owned considerable land. He didn't want his property "cut up" and so it remained until 1924 a few years after his death, when Highway 18 was constructed along it's present route and his widow "Aunt Ludce" Ashabranner opened up the only practical avenue of expansion for this city. Now. two score and more Eftcr the battle of Manila" Bay from which Manila took it's name) the old hunter, old-time fisherman, and Logging'Trains have been replaced by the Frisco. The big timber and the thick-furred denizens gave over to development of some of thc world's richest cotton producing ground and, consequently. Manila his prospered in the transformation. So, folks hereabouts spread out and went North. Progress in 194« included the erection-of a $20.000 Hall by Manila Lodec No. 58; Rep. E. c. Fleeman built a modern Theatre and four store buildings that were occupied almost before the carpenters finished work; Carl Morris opened up a Garage; Bob Lowe is managing the Delta Im- pliments Company opened up last month: Carl Tipton lias remodeled anri redecorated the New Theatre; Dr. V. R. Fox, owner of a "business block north of the tracks is planning to rebuild the. block; Byrl McHcnry and Buddy Forrest opened two new grocery stores and Lostcr Lamb opened a Whiskev Store and 5 and lOc store; Dial Ballard anri his wife, the former Lorcan Wright put in a Barber Shop and Beauty Parlor one' door south of the New Theatre and Mrs. Victoria lAshabranner opened a Beauty parlor in early December. Richard Jolliff is manager of lhc new Jolliff 'Brother's Grocerv Store;R. J. McKhmon who recently lost S80.0CO when his hardware store burned, has built from the ground up. the biggest store in this town .It has a 78 foot frontage on main. C. B. Chilldress and his brother, Millard, have a groccry store just north of thc tracks. Henry Ashabrnnner made'seve- ral real eslale sales In the fall nnd winter and about fifteen homes have been erected Just north of the business district. Almost forty homes have been erected Uils year with the two local lumber [inns hard put to supply even lhc commonest necessities In Ihe way of building material, so heavy hns been the demand. Other developments this year Include thc new "Smokcy" Smith Gnragc nnd Service Station; thc W. R. Brown Motor Company; the Harvey Durham Concrete Factory; the completely modern Dining Kitchen at the local high school. All told, Manila Business men and surrounding farmers have enjoyed the greatest, year since the turn of thc century when cultivation of crops, |n this once swamp'y area, was considered through the use of flat-boats and water buffaloes. Progress of this community has extended to a large number o'_ Manila's OI's who arc In (mining | al the Fleeman Plying Service just south o ftlic Herman Davis Monument, World War I Hero. Even children, whose parents formerly cautioned them to remain in the weekly allowance of .10c arc frequently seen in local stores making personal purchases with "folding money 'Iheir own earnings in one of the best falls ever to descend on Manila in the way of pretty weather and plenty of fluffy cotton and high wages •P. S. Even this correspondent reports favorable Indications for the year 1947! Top Production Seen For 1947 Dept. of Commerce Sees Plentiful Supply With High Prices WASHINGTON, Jilll, 3.—(UP) — The Department ol Commerce pre- dieted lodny lhat nil Industries would hit top production levels soon but held oul little hope for price reductions on houses, auto- moblles nnd ninjor household appliances. In n report which said 19W "business activity, sulcs and profits were aboi'e tile best pre-war years," the depiirtincnt found reconverted business nnd industry hurt made "sitbslnnllal progress" towards fill- ins demand. "Indeed." (he year-end summary said, "there arc now relatively Jew •segments In which reconversion has not been substantially completed. Willie peak rates ' of output Claim Sailor Set fire To Coast Hotel Priorities Not To Be Lifted On Telephones LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Jan. 3. — (UP)—There was still a lone priority list in Arkansas for telephones today, as action of the State Public Service Commission yesterday temporarily reinstated federal priority regulations established during the war. Although lhc federal rulings expired J a n. 1. the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Asked the commission's co-opcrntion, nnd pointed out that its waiting list for new telephones numbered around 13,000. The commission, limiting the new order to 60 days, will allow the telephone firm to give priority to doctors, ,-,tatc and county officials, hospitals, press associations and a few other categories. But with the limiting of the order to 60 clays, the commission tacked on have not been achieved In all In dustrle.s, the attainment of such levels Is not far In the future." Consumer refusal to pay high prices for "soft goods"—such <"> clothing—Is forcing -In better adjustment" the report said, but heavy goods /ire still high. , Other summary highlights: 1. 1910 income payments to Individuals were estimated'at $165000.000,000 compared with $161,000.000.000 ill 1045. 2. Consumers spent $127.000,000.000 for goods and services last year, 20 per cent more than In 1945. nnd two-thirds more (linn In the pre-war peak year of 1041. although sonic of this is due to Inflated prices. 3. The production of food, cloth- Ing mid other nondurable goods Jor civilian use reached the highest level on record during 1946. 4. Automobile production during 'Si-Hi was Just over 3,000 000 cars and trucks, below the 'best peacetime years, but Increased production [luring ii lc L .|[,sin g months wrought, the ,-atc to "about the average for Hie years 1940-41." 5. Ex -servicemen were absorbed smoothly" mio civilian jobs and the total employed i,, the civilian economy reached 57.000,000 durliiE the second Imlf O f 1945 I-O.S ANOFXF.S, Jn. 3.—(UP) — Fire npnurpnlly started by an arsonist swept a two-story downtown hotel early lodny, burning one person to death anil crlltcnlly Injured three others. Acting on » tip, police were questioning nn Edwuvd A. Pavlls- ohnk. 19-yeai-old sailor arrested at thc scene a few minutes aflcr thc fire uns brought imrtcr control. They snicl he admitted, bcliia In I he neighborhood when thc (Ire broke out and admitted qiinrrclliie wllh olher occupants of lhc hotel sliorllv before. Walls niid lloors of (hp hotel liHllwoy were saturated with gasoline bought nl a nearby filling station. The can was cnsl aside nenr the entrance. Firemen said the guests were iinngliin from hold windows ready to Jump w i, C |, ladders arrived. Him « down tied Ued-clotiiliig to- tellu-r to climb down from thc second story; Tile fin; was started nl Ihe hu- d's only entrance nnd stnlrcnse. itui swept up through the roof, "he victim VMS lying on the stairs H-iir the roof, apparently try-Inn «> escape through u Irnpdo'or. : Police said thc seaman had been rolled of J30 In (he hotel Thpy : aimed they found tr nc ,. s of 'line on his hnsds shoes :lotlics. ' Chinese Students Ask Removal Of U. S, Troops NANKING, Jan. 3—(UP)— Five thousand students. rcprosentliiR nearly nil lhc universities ami schools of Nanking, protested lo- dny ngulnsl Ihe "Uurbnric deeds of American troops," They marched lo Ihe government building and presented a petition addressed lo Generalissimo Chlnnit Knl-Klick tiouiiuullni; u, ,s. troops 1)0 withdrawn fio m china, aliened Pelplng rnpo C nse anil olh- nlli'ged riepinij rnpo case ami other "alnicllle.s 1 ' cmiimiiled by Amcr- PAGE .THREE- 'Stop military a ld In China"—dem- onslfulcd In front of the American embassy. The UemoiiHlrnUons today were Smuggling of drugs and thcli" transportation around England hns been carried 0.1 by beans of carrier pigeon a stipulation that af the end of that period the firm must show cause «.hy (he regulation should not be modified or rescinded S _ to the United ican troops bo presented bcmilty Councl! of (he Nations. A)>pro.\imiilcl.v 1,500 Mudcnls, shouting tlie .sumn .slogans »s the Communists hiive used In the past year— "Send tho cils homo" and orderly and »ere conflntd shouting and chanting a lean slogalis. The duao.- was ouposfd by »lud*«t modtntes. ncpreseniiitlves bama, sikcs of of Georgia. Andrews of Ala- Florida .and Pace Three States Ask Federal Aid To Build Huge Dam ATI.ANTA, Oil.. Jnn. 3 (UPI — Three-states—Georgia, Alnbnimi and Florida--Imvc made eftoris to ob- tftin a (30,000 federal appropriation for the rlnm at ChnUnlinni-hcr, Fin., where the Flint and Cliatla- hbochcc rivers combine Into the Apnlachlcola It was learned today. Tlic project would be the tlrsl of four proposed dams on the Ohaltnhoochce. Others are at Columbia, Ala., Port Denning anil Bulord, Qa. Construction would bring benefits of navigation, flood control, wnter regulation and hydro-electric power to the states. IF the federal funds me forthcoming army engineers, who have been studying the urojccl couhl start work by July, it was suid. Leaders In the movement are WILL BE THE BIG YEAR THE STAFF AND MANAGEMENT HAVE WORKED OUT MANY PLANS TO GIVE YOU BETTER STILL ^ • BETTER CLEANING * BETTER TAILORING * BETTER DYE WORK • BETTER SERVICE Again We Say Our Better Cleaning With 8-Hour Service Yours For the Asking HU CLEANER CLOTHIER ..TAILOR FROM ME TO YOU by II AUK Y FRIT/I US A Pair of New Shoes In a recent copy of "Time," there appears on page one, ni Associated Press copy of a photograph of a little boy, clasping a pair of new .shoes to his breast, his head is thrown back, eyes closed, his month slightly open In n gurgling, happy smile." of absolute ccstncy: Tiic litlc beneath thc picture, reads simply. "Viennese Boy (with new shoes)" and beneath that in italics "Survlvnl is prccbus". Evidently the editor of "Time 1 has a heart in which thc Joy of a child ranks with Presidential New.- and other foremost news of the dny. It would pay anyone to secure n copy of Ttim inti study thi: picture of a llttli Austrian boy u: ,hc sits on thc ancient stone steps clean, but drcssct in a conglomern tlon of. apparent ]y. cast off cloth ing, his chubb: little knees nbovi a pair of ragged l flapping ovcrsl/j cnnvas "tennis 1 FriUlus shoes. He mlgh bo any little American aoy. il night t>c my little boy or your little boy. He might as easily DC » little French boy, a little English boy or a little German bo.v. even a" little Chinese or Japanese boy. It's Christmas lime. He'd prchably never in his life of four or five years liar! a pair of NEW SHOES.—And now the miracle had happened.—Not au clcclri~ train. a steam engine or other toys. Not candles and lucious fruits. AH his lite, he'd known only thc terrible hardships and horrors ot war. Air raids. Crowded, slinking shelters filled with praying, cursing, fear ridden rteoplc. To this little boy. non""! existence was an existence filled with Midden tlcalh, suffering, want, hunger, cheerlessness. Now. the only Christmas he liad known — when there was — PKACE! Peace, nnci miracle of mir- acles.—thc good Red Cross had actually given him a pair of good stout. American made, brown Ica- ihcr oxfords! No more bare feet in 320 West Main St. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2612 Ul^l UJllulllft! »>u IILU*I> unit; "-'.« •-cold winter wcntlier. No morn flapping ragged canvas shoes! Christ- Arid, a new pair "' of ping ragg mas! Peace! sliocs I This one picture of a little V:fi.n<y<; boy a- lie hugged ,x pair of now shoes to his breast. In an ness—with nl! the horror; of his short existence blotted ou'. bv in* 1 thoughtful kindly gitU-this one picture in the nearU of men and women everywhere \vou'd rto more to erase thc hate barriers of nationality, of religion and of race Ilian all the hooks ever written. II 1 would have to be a narrov; -iiiiiuled | opoist Indeed who could look at this pic'tirc of a liitle boy and] iniicnibe.- any barrior cn"ld exist bclvocn he or nnv olhcr Sit tic .boy in thc wide world. Blythevillc's Baby Headquarters! The Tot Shop There's Nd Secret About Our Good Food! No .sir, we don't keep the good <|iialities of our food lo ourselves . . . we pass those secrets along lo our customers nnd wixleli their faces light up with satis- rnelion. You'll find that steak, chicken or ham plate you're looking for at the Delta Cafe I DINE AT THE DELTA DELTA CAFE! Highway 61 South Phone 3685 LET US HELP YOU FURNISH YOUR MODEL KITCHEN WALL CABINET AND SINK $22195 WOOD AND COAL RANGES '* This lii-iiijlifdlly made unit is (lie "making" of your kiU'licn. hct-H, diMiMc Kink with KlisU'iiiitjj white tah- l-'ils well into any kitchen. iieavy in K'l' to jfive years «n<! years of service are cast iron fop coal nnd wood ranges. 1'in- while enamel. Now is the time to install thai electric water heater. This ,'{|) jrallon Cencral Klectric tank is the answer to your needs. Finished in white enamel. GENERAL ELECTRIC Water Heater $14995 ALUMINUM PRESSURE COOKERS $995 12-Gallon Electric Water Heaters x $3995 Here's your opportunity for real value. Heavy aluminum pressure cooker has extra lop and can be used as regular conking vessel. A real bargain. All you have fo do with this Hhcam water healer is jujsf plug il in. No extra meters or wiring necessary. Hcduced from the regular price of $f>8.!)0 to- HOKE APPLIANCE COMPANY G. E. Electric Appliances — Bendix Washers 2 Doors West of Hubbard Furniture Your G.E. Store in Blytheville

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