The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1952 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 4, 1952
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PACV1W .Readers See Air Base As Boost to Economy BLYTHEVIU.B (ARK.) COURIER NEWS (Continued from Page )) OWMT KOI* day if I could find employment now *o I could save a llt- •e money during my liuibancl's ab- •enoe. But there liavo been no Jobs to be had 60, therefore, 1 am having *o live on my government chec How did the people get where they have now) It was because of the opening of (lie air bnse during World War II. I feel If our husband*, sons, fathers can fight to neep our country free, can't we help toeni here by reactivating of the atr Ixuer Iliat will provide many a person with a Job, who is now about to nUrve from the lack of self sup- pot* Mrs. Avery Burton, Jr. • • « fo ttu Xdltor: People like ma ... are for the reactivation of the air base or the ac- ttvation of anything that will provide jrear-ixmnd work for us ... no one IB stupid enough not to under, utind why all of us . . . want the air base re-opened. (A letter published Saturday) mentioned the neighborhood grocery stores, how they couldn't count on much new They would he satisfied to hold what they have already. They would be more secure In their situations if their regular customers—numbers of thctn now out of work—were able to pay their accounts. They could at least count on payment of ... bills promptly out of a periodic pay check and en- Joy . . . profit they are now losing. This is true of all small business establishments in Blytheville. Why didn't you mention . . . the ... furniture store dealers . . . buy- tttg old and used furniture from people leaving Blstlicvllle by the scores to jeelc employment elsewhere Otherwise, without this . . . money, they would have to walk out of Blytheville to escape the misery irlthln our gates. The unemployment situation Is so critical as to be alarming ond worsening every day raises grave doubts . . . that democratic Ideals can long be supported where the controlling despotic powers In this community tike * position to crush the people down to a veritable condition of penury and enforced servitude. Under the prevalent conditions of firming only, and itt curtailed vorking time, we ... have to eke out an existence for 12 months from five months ol work. When the causes of these cleplor- •bto conditions here are so obvious to everyone. It engenders strong aversion and loathing towurd those to have the audacity and . . . bold- feesc to oppose a cure. E. £. Spaeth • » + I would like to go on record for the reactivation of the Blytheville Army Air Base. Some farmers are complaining that reactivating the air base would cause « shortage of farm labor and It would mnke them pny higher wages. A a statement of this Kind is absolutely groundless. In answer to this Is n question: "How many carpenters, floormen or painters or any other Journeyman has plowed or picked' n row of your cotton? Mr. Farmer, you cry about having to pay more for farm labor, you are of the only vocation whereby the government pays parity, pays you to plow up your cotton, pays you to raise certain products, guarantees your prices after lending you money with which to do it. Now you want to tell your government where to &o and stay put, Wake up, old boy, and see where jour butter Is coming from. As a veteran of World War II, I have seen your so-called moral situation over a good part of this country and how other cities handled theirs. I wasn't here during the time the base was iii operation, but from what I have heard since I came home, I think the situation was handled with the best mulls. I think that every mother who has had a son in service should express her opinion on the matter of morals, nnd 6 ee if they think that their sons lower the morals of the cities where they are stationed. We had better thank Clod that we hnvc three million boys Hint you cnll Immoral characters In our front lines to kocp the Communists from our bsiek doors. Charles 1'urtte To the Editor: In regard to reactivation of the nlr base here, the opposition Is all coming from the selfish group of farmers and land owners. They say that the men that would Ijc sent here would lower the morals of the city. That would l)e awful. But his (Inborors) from Mexico would raise It right hack again so he has no nigmnent there. The real reason he ttocsn't want It here Is this: it would take up nil his cheap labor and he might have to |>ny n little hotter wages. . . W. J. Wnrrcn * • • To the Editor: . I would like lo si4ite my views on the reactivation ol the base here . , . . some may say tills base here will not make the difference between having security nnd not maybe not, but Jf people nli OV er the world felt as the few small- minrfcd people rto, we would have no security , . . "There Is something else I'd like to say to ... (opponents of reactivation) . , . thiit feel as they do about the tow morals of our service men. If they, looked around, they could find a few civilians whose morals arc pretty low . . . there are nlH'ajv, 1 a few people like that. I know that the biggest majority of our service men are fine, outstanding men. . Eight years ago (his month, I married a service mnn. one who Wii-> nt thfit time at the air bnse liere . .. I wish some of these big dog fanners would park their big cars on Second Street one of days ami slop chewing on their cigars long enough to go Into the employment office and sec the men and women trying desperately to find work. . . Thanks to Mayor Dan Blodgett and Mr. Max Logan for their efforts. . . Mrs. Loy Arnold • • • To the Editor: Why don't the people of Blytheville gel .straight on things . . , especially nil big farmers. No farm labor ever works. In factories for there arc so ninny of them . . . who don't know any thing else but farm work. Most big farmers don't see their farms once a week. They arc drug store or bank corner farmers. So why don't the People help the Ohnmbcr of Commerce gel the base, also mills in town so .small, working people can mnkc a living out of It. I am cue that had to leave Blytheville two years nRo to v,et work I could keep up expenses here on my property. I also think mills, such ILS textile mills, something to use raw cotton, wcmlcl help much more than the air No. .the big farmers don't want that because they are hooked up with cotton men , . . (who) . . . ship direct to ... (the north and east)... I am for factories to come In (to Blytheville) ... get union labor that will bring more mcney nnd more people to Blytheville and better tlmea. J/et the new mayor get busy for I'm jure when he WM contracting Jobs, his union got good money for Jobs they completed. Also, he never hurt farmers with labor he had on Jobs. I have worked on contract Jobs all my life and I never saw farm labor on Jobs when I worked on them. There are several fellows and some friends of mine who have left Blylheville to seek work so they can make a living for the family that they could not do here . . . (due to low wages for laborers) . , , So open the air base, put factories in here and open things wide open. Let everybody get to work. John Might « « • To tho Editor: ...Pertaining to the Dlylhevllle Army Atr Base, I have been a resident of Hlytheville for 25 years nnd have seen lots of changes, some good and some not so good. 1 have been lucky to hnvo had employment since I have teen a resident or this fine city. I am now employed in oue of the many Main Street business firms. . . and I can see the handwriting on the wall. We hnve any number of Hie smaller business firms In our city [hat crm't carry on depending on farming alone, What we need and iced badly is something that can furnish more for Ihe breadwinner to do. I have any number of customers ami friends who are having to look elsewhere for a mode of living. Should I he thrown out of work. I k;iow It would l;c the same with me. I am one of the many residents . . . who were employed nt the air base during World War Two, and worked with mnny service men. And I can say I did not .sec or know of any one <jf the men stationed ncre that was of a notorious.. .or low moral tyire. We had any number In our homes and churches... As for the build-up for our city, Ihe Air Force coming here would certainly be more enjoyable; and lienefUthiB than the clnss of imported Intjor we have had in the past tow years. ...'Hie employment of so many people during the remodeling and actual operation of the base would put lots of dolllnrs into this city nnd surrouncttni' territory, for which we ire In dire need. The soldiers that are stnlloned '.ere or nt another post arc not ihere of their choice. There Is n Job lo do, so let's all do it. T. A, n, * • « To Ihe Editor: I am a route salesman here for (n) battling company. I think this s a snd situation—you citizens who arc beating your gums nboul this question of whether or not you will mve any special advantages or disadvantages due to the fnct that a site in the community may be u.sed for the training of Air Force personnel. (These) young men would be training for the protection of our country and homes, although they niny be very far from their homes. Mnybe all of you would feel better deep down If you would get down on it least one knee thnnk God ;hat you have the privilege of Hv- ng tit your home Instead of being In Uncle Sam's Army, about to be shipped Into some community th:it Is plotting hou- lo mnke vour presence there profitable, or "holding n grudge because of your presence there, ... - Billy R. Chapman. To the Editor: The people who want the base make it nppenr that Ihe farmers are unpatriotic. It isn't a mutter of Conlalni 2 Ingredients DOCTORS PRESCRIBE r * r Kl»«mollc, Muicular And Arthrllt. Corn . . . . 2 " b 'l"«' >>l<.ii«i c»ln rill«— 11 < MIiM," tonulni "Black SniK Root" hfib, and 111 Mllcyllls ttlloti brlnai hBlfi la tM"n : • " " ""t f°"'° ""* " "»> '«'•• ''•"• °°n t WJtl—fl«l ticlp—g«l O-Z223 lodlft WHAT IS THE An Organization of Farmers-For Farmers- To Do What Farmers Want Done YOU and your NEIGHBOR The VOICE for AGRICULTURE Vff -•' 'T 3. 'i v?« np(^,T*/j ,- \ ,->-^ ' P^i ' !'£?-/' ' u Vii^ x W ' ?;irm linronu is the farmer's ov- i'iinizatinn. KeprcsenliiiK Hie entire nalionnl farm population. Farm fiureau acts as a clearing house for apiculture. Tl is the (rue spokesman for a free independent, unfettered organization of farmers. A self-financed organization, it is not in any form or fashion a government ajrcnc.v. Ifs .prime and only purpose is to serve Ihe mem- tu-rship it represents in the most efficient manner possible. JOIN NOW MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FARM BUREAU JOIN NOW patriotism, If it were, the air base would be hero without the say-so of anyone but the government... Mr. Holllnusworlh (who submitted a letter opposing the base) has It pat. a.S. * • * To the Fxlltor: . .If they (opponents of Die base) would open up their hearts to welcome some mothers' sons In our city, ns other.cities have done, they might gain something worth more than gold and silver. 1 have two sons in the service ...I would hate to know my sons weren't welcome in other cities. Mrs. Sallie Klines. AIR BASE (Continued from Page t) tticr the Air Force wants the ba=,e or not, it is understood here It the base is wanted, Congressional approval still must he obtained before the buKe could be aixMied Air Force officials liovc said the amount of community cooperation which could be expected would greatly affect their decision and a group of Air Force officers and officials were here recently on what (Jj a ° S ,, ral!ctl a "final insiicction They concerned themselves almost entirely with the comimmkv cooperation problem. A "letter of intent" .stating IS fields In which the city would co _ operate with the Air Force In re- nctlvnllon was passed ns a City Council resolution and forwarded to the AJr Fnrcc in Washington Those opposing reactivation took Issue with the resolution savin? they felt It pledged the city to a financial outlay that could not be afforded. Moral Oliligullun Mr. Logan explained the letter of Intent was not a firm contract but « moral obligation. . In the resolution, tlie City pledged Itself to turn the base over to the Air Force for their exclusive use; provide land that might be needed for an extended runway sec that 800 housing units were imiltoble In Btytheviltc; ami provide adequate educational recreational and cultural facilities. Mayor nan Biodgctt this morning received a letter from MaJ Ocn. E. J. Timberlake. senior officer In t),c party of officials here lust month, who wrote "Come what may with regard to the ultimate result of our business negotiations, I shall always remember Blytheville for Us flue people and cordial hospitality." Gen Timbcrlake said In his letter he wished "to thank you and through you, all of the citizens of your delightful community for the warm reception which was extended to me and my party." ARK-MO (Continued from Page 1) According to Ark-Mo's present schedule, gas service will be avnil- nble In DlPthei'ille In time for the MONDAY, rEBBKAKT 4, 1M| Old New Dealer Ickes Is Dead Ex-Interior Official Dies in New York Following Illness WASHINGTON M-j-Death came quietly at dusk yesterday to Harold U lekes, n. the New Dealer whose sharp silt and blunt speech stormed for two decades across the national sc-ene. Ickes. self-styled "Old Curmud- Kcon," died at 6:25 p. m. In a coma at & hospital here. He succumbed after an 11-week Illness follow!!)" complication of an old arthritic condition. Obituaries Conducted For B. J. Smith Services for B. ,7. Smith, 59 were In be conducted this afternoon in Hot Funeral Home Chapel with the ! Rev. G. T. Owens officiatlm- Mr. Smith died Saturday night in a Memphis hospital. He had b?cn there about a week suffering n heart condition. He liven on a furm near Promised Land. Survivors Include Ills wife Savannah Smith; five sons. Sat. ifollis S. Smith of Port Bliss, Texas Ln- vei-nc Smith of Highland p llr k Cahf., Lewis Smith of Alabama' Dcward Smith ot Benton Harbor' Mich,, and Edward Smith of Ulythe- ville; three daughters, Mrs. Conrad King of Paragould. Mrs. Aven Hodge of St. Louis, and Mrs. Dell Mc- RcynoWs of Benton Harbor, Mich • and two sisters. Mrs. Rosle Love of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs Pete SOmore of California Burial wl» be Hi Memorial Park. Rites for Smith Infant Conducted at Dogwood Services tor Ellshn Smith, one- day okl son ot Mr. and Mrs William Carl Smith of <JOS Dixie Street were conducted this morning at Dogwood Cemetery. The-lnfnnt died yesterday at his home. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the par- enls of three other sons and two daughters. Carl, Jim Charles, tally and Betlie. Cobb Funeral charge. Driving Case Brings $100 Fine W. E. shelton of Manila was fined $100 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor, In other action. Pat McGuire was fined 5100 and cosls on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon He was charged with cutting Leonard Mayo twice with a knife during a fight in the rear of Fowler's billiard parlor on East Main Street Thursday night. Sylvester Owens, Negro, was fined $50 and costs on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with $25 of the fine suspended. He was charged w(th hitting another Negro. Matthew SledRc, over the head with a shovel during a fight Frid-iy night. William o. Karues forfeited a $15.25 cash bond on a charge nf failing to display current automobile license plates and J. H. Hop- kius forfeited a SW cash bond on a charge of failing to stop at n traffic signal. Mar Open High Low 1:30 4209 4212 41BI 4175 May ...... 4171 4173 4125 4132 •July ...... 4107 4107 4050 Oct ....... 3825 3S29 3755 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Mar ....... 4210 4210 4160 May ...... 4171 4173 4120 July ...... 4103 4104 4051 Oct. ...... 3822 3830 3150 Soybeans Home was in Memphis Man Killed WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (IP, — James K. Davis, 61, Memphis, was killed here early today when he was struck by an automobile. 1952 heating season. About 60 per cent of the pipe for the Blytheville Sis distribution system has already been installed. CEASE-FIRE (Continued from Page !) of coastal waters. U.N. spokesmen have described the difference? as minor. Airfields Not Debated The staff officers are not debating the key truce supervision issue —whether the Reds have the ri^ht to build and repair North Korean military airfields. , The full, five-man armistice delegations i»m meet in Panmun'om at !0 a.m. Wednesday 8 p.m. EST. Tuesday to open negotiations on Agenda item 5—recommendations to governments. It will be the first full session since Dec. 4. Subcommittees and staff officers have been in session daily, however. Vice Adin. C. Turner Joy proposed Jan. 31 that negotiations on three sections ol the truce be conducted simultaneously to speed agreement on an armistice. Guard Goes Into Aclian SEOUL. Korea (AD—The newly arrived 40th Division—California's old National Guard outfit—today was identified In action on the Central Korean Front east of Kumsong. The Eighth Army reported the •lOih tangled with the Chinese Reds Sunday In a bitter, hour-long patrol action, it had been announced earlier the division had been in Korea about two weeks, but, today's report was the first of a specific clash. Patrol Fight Reported ft was the day's biggest patrol clash on the snow-covered front where the mercury skidrted to 15 degrees below zero. The bitter cold and high winds limited today's ground action and air strikes. Hoivever, .1 flight of 19 Sabre jets spotted about 50 MIGs high over Northwest Korea nnd reported scoring hits on two in a brief exchange of firing passes. Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton 4083 3761 1:30 4173 4131 4062 3166 Mel). May July Sep. Hlsh . 288H New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T .-.. Amc'r Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler '.',' Coca-Cola Oen Electric Gen Motors Mont?omery Ward N Y Central \, Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Soeony Vacuum Studebakcr .. • Standard of N a Texas Corp Sears 0 S Steel Sou Pac Livestock ^NATIONAL Low 294 Vi 287 284 277 V- Close 254 !-i 288 281 156 65 52 1-8 52 1-2 09 I-B 1C6 1-2 57 53 3-4) 63 13 13- 5-3 11 42 1-2 24 7-8 39 1-8 . 32 1-2 . 81 1-4 , 58 3-4 55 3-8 . 40 5-8 G2 3-8 Kefduver Shows His Confidence Senator Believes H« Can Be Nominated Despite Truman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Kefauver (O-Teim) predicted Sunday he could win the Democratic presidential nomination even If President Truman seeks re-i'lectfon. But he sai4 he does not think Truman "wants the job" again. Kefauver said on a radio program he is not running for second place ,and if Truman runs again and offers his backing to Kefauver for the vice presidential nomination, he would not "be interested at all." President Figures In The President, who has not revealed his 1952 plans, figured in two other development: Sen. Aiken (R-vti said he thinks the President withdrew from the Democratic presidential primary- in New Hampshire "because Sen. 'Kefauver would have beaten the tar out of him." STOCKYARDS. III. 220 Ibs down 10 to 25 higher than Friday's average; 170 Ibs down sharing full advance, heavier weights unevenly 25 to 75 higher; sows 50 higher, bulk lSD-2^0 fcs mostly cloudy No. 1 and No 2 shippers and butchers 18.90-19.10; choice No. 1, 2 and 3 230-240 Ibs 18.50-15; 250-270 Ibs 18.00-23- 270300 Ibs 17.5018.00; small lots 325240 Ibs around 16.75; 150-170 Ibs IT.2S-18.50: 120-140 Ibs 15.00-10.75; medium to choice 100-120 Ib pigs 13.50-14.50; sows 400 Ibs down 16.0075; heavier sows 14.00-15.75; stags 12,00-14.00; boars 10.50-13.00.' Cattle 2,500; calves 500; some commercial to choice steer and heifer yearlings 27.50-33.00. appearing 25-aO higher; cows opening 50 higher; utility and commercial largely 21.00-24.00; canners and cutters 16.00-21.00. ville, Active pallbearers will be Gene Baker, Ralph Bsrryinan, Shclburne Brewer, R. A. Nelson, Ray Hall and Curtis Bpnnett. Mis. Smith was born in Para- gould.but moved to Blytheville a number of years ago. She is survived by four daughters. Mrs. Ann I Brooks of New Orleans, Mrs. Ecu Lincoln of Little Rock. Mrs. Eugene Auten and Miss Eula Smith of Blytheville: two sisters. Mrs. O. J. Rodgers of Blythevilte and Mrs. Nell McCain of Blythe-'ille; and two brothers. E. M. Reagan, with the Arms' In Korea, and Alvin Heagan with the army in England. Active pallbearers will be O. J. Rodgers. Guy Rodgers, Maurice Sanders, Elwood Deen, John Deen and W, I. Maljn. %&"•'• HEAD STUFFY DUE TO COIDS ff Your Stomach Is Like a Gas Factory! When you eat a meal and It turns right into gas, it's a sign your food Is not digesting quickly enough. It just lays there and ferments. So you are in -misery with gas for hours afterward. Many Blytheville people used to feel that way before thev got CERTA-VIN. This new medicine digests food faster and better. Taken before , meals it works with your food. Gas pains go! Inches of bloat vanish! 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