The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 31, 1951 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 31, 1951
Page 12
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PAOB TWBLVH Businessmen Happier than Consumers With Controls Bill Passed by Congress BLKTHSVILLK. (AUK.) OOUR1MI MEWg 87 SAM DAW8ON NEW YORK, July 31. <AP)-Businessmen adjust 'heir sights today •xp«t to live for the noirt 11 months. By and large, they are happier for y«7 few rollbacks In prices and are braced for some price hike* makes It possible for businessmen to put price raises into effect. Businessmen find many things in* th« neiy bill they prefer to the old one which expires tonight—gome ailing industries think the new bill will give their business a shot in the arm by relaxing credit curbs. But others see plenty of headaches In the new bill. too. On the bnd side of the ledger, as they see It, are: 1. Labor's opposition to the new bill, seems to foreshadow a new wave of wage demands, If the cost of living rises, as labor says it will under the new bill. And the new bill allows for raising prices to take In rising labor costs—but only up to last Thursday. Any wage hikes from now on apparently would require special rulings to prevent a squeeze on the company Involved. More I'ariwwork Coming S. A landslide of new paper work may descend upon many companies as they refigurc.thelr costs and pricing policies. And an even larger landslide of new rules, regulations, and amendments thereto, apparently will come pouring out of Washing, ton as the Office of Price Stabilization tries to adjust its present practices to the new bill. 3. A great many businessmen feel that the now bill Itself is still much tighter than necessary. They claim It still aims to stop the law of supply and demand from operating on to tl» new control* bill which they than the consumers, who can hope -that IB, where consumer demand the upside, while letting It' operate on the downside—businessmen say they are cramped when it comes to making money, but are giver every opportunity to lose money This school of thought is the large one which thinks any set of controls defeats its own purpose. Controls a( Higher Level Prices of many consumer goods probably won't go up, for the simple reason that In many lines buslncra- .men are looking much harder for customers than they are for an cx- PriC ' M - The Kwernment controlling prices under «w new MU, even If at » slightly higher level than the administration planned under the old bill. Businessmen wlx> look for relief from the new bill point to these things on what they consider the good side of the leader- 1. Relaxntlon of credit curbs may lead to much better business In auto Mid appliance industries. Merchants are counting on the easier term* moving some of the backed- up goods In their stores. They are also hoping for an assist this full trom th« rising totni of personal Incom* which they have been promised when the defense program geti under lull steam. The Fcd- •ral Reserve Board Is all set to Issue the new and relaxed credit rules, effective tomorrow. Hooting Control Relaxed J. Housing financing controls arc relaxed In areas around defense plsr.U and military installations where shortages of homes exist. This Is good news, not only for th« working men and military personnel looking for decent quarters for their families, but also Jor the building Industry which has felt the tight mortgage curbs this summer, J. Businessmen who have been •queeaed hard by rising costs this year while the price of their product was bumped tight against a celling axe happier now. They have a chance now to take into account •II labor and material cost increases up to July 28. 4. Small businessmen theoretically get * break. The new bill says Obituaries Pearce Weds LITTLE HOCK, July 31. (/F)— VV. Howard Pearce, athletic director-football coach at Little Rock Junior College, and Mrs. Betty Branson Campbell, Little nock were married here last Saturday night. RED CHIEFTAIN - Uussian- born William Schncidcrman, 46, above, chairman of Ihe Communist Party in California, in said fo be the new nclunl dead of the U. S. Communist Parly. Government attorneys, prosecuting top members of (lie U. S. Red network, claim that while ailing William Z. Foster keeps the title of national chairman, Schneiderman has "assumed active management and control of Ihe Communist Parly of tha U. S, A." CIO Strike Continues PHOBIA, III., July 31. (/?>)—A strike of CIO United Auto Workers halted production for the second day today at the Caterpillar Tractor Company, largest plant In down- stato Illinois and holder o< large defense contracts. they are to be helped in getting a Inrger share of defense orders. Proof of that will have to await its operation, however. Some Arc thankful And some businessmen are thankful too, for the things that aren't in Hit hew bill. Among the President's requests which were denied they cite: 1. The right to curb speculation on commodity exchanges —traders fought this vigorously. 'J. Tho ( right for the government ^o build and onerate defense plants — industries Involved held that iuch an authorization would put government directly into compett- lon with them and be the first step lownrd nationalization of Industry. 3.-Licensing of business, so that any conviction of breaking a control law would put tile company out of business — opponents said ':his wns socialism. With these three threats out of he picture, many businessmen breathe easier. Russell Maxwell Dies; Rites Today Services lor Russell Lee Maxwell ^of Osceola, who died of a heart attack Sunciay, were conducted today at Ihc Osceola Methodist, Church by the Rev. Garland C Taylor. Burial was in Memorial Park in Memphis. Mr. Maxwell was 50. He was born in Covingiuu, Term., and his family moved to Osceola when he was an Infant. He Is suivlved by his wife, Mrs. Vera Maxwell; a son, Monroe Maxwell of Oweola; a daughter, Mr*. John Henley HI of Marianna; a brother, Bt-rt Maxwell of Osceola; a sister. Miss Grace Maxwell ol Osceola. and two grandchildren. * * • Polio Is Fatal To J. W. Patty J. W. ( Patty, former manager of the Bestway Cleaners here, died yesterday at his home In Chicago. The death was unexpected nnd was caused by jxjllo. Mr. Patty, who was about 35, left Blylhcvlllt; In 1849. His wife Is the former Miss Kay Cockle, daughter of Mr. ana Mrs. O. F. Cockle of Blytheville. Besides his wife, he leaves n son, Johnny, »nd a daughter, sue. Funeral arrangements were unknown here but probably will be held in Chicago. • * • C. Y. Snipes Succumbs Services for O. V. Snipes, father of E. O. Snipes, former resident of Dlytheville, will be conducted tomorrow In Memphis. The elder Mr. Snipes, who lived in Memphis, died there yesterday . E. O. Snipes and hlB wife, the former Miss Mnrtha Chambers daughter of Mrs. II. L. chambers of Blytheville, lived here before World War II and Mrs. Snipes lived with her mother while her husband was In the service. They now make their home in Monroe, La. National Funer/il Home of Memphis IK In -harge. B. Crane Diet A BiytheviUe woman's uncle. Milo Barrett Crane, died in Quitman, VIIss., Sunday of Injuries received Saturday in an auto accident near :here. He Is the uncle of Mrs. W. D. Oobb of Blytheville. Services were conducted at Stonewall, Miss., yesterday. bearing Continued Hearing for Junior Johnson. Nc- o, on a charge of carrying a con- realcrl weapon uvis continued until '.omorrow In Municipal Court tliii nornlng. CONTACT — The Right People /or That Job Ads placed before 9 a.m. wi!! appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS GETS 200 PROPOSALS—Mrs. Jean Gregory" ~27-year-old divorcee of Vicksburg, Miss., reads one of the 200 proposals she received alter announcing she would marry any teetotaler who would support her three children and pay medical expenses for her rnolher, a cancer victim. With the pretty, young mother is her 7-year-old duughtcr, Germaine, Midnight Is Deadline For Truck Tag Purchase LITTLE ROCK, July 31. l<p,_ Midnight tonight Is the deadline for purchasing Arkansas truck licenses /or the coming 12 months. State Revenue Department officials, who reported that truck sales through July 27 totaled $1,108,480, expected a last-day rush. 72 More Reds Indicted LOS ANGELES, July 31. ffi— Indictments were voted today Adm. Boone to Assumt Command Tomorrow LONDON, July 31. ffi — Rear Adm. Walter F. Boone will assume the U. S. Navy's new Eastern Atlantic Command m London tomorrow. The command will govern U. S. Navy affairs In the United Kingdom and Eastern Atlantic area. against twelve California Communist leaders as the federal government continued its drive against the Red party. CEASE-FIRE TUMDAT, JULY 81, fto« Page It us delegates met in th« gloomy Kaesong conference room with a light rain pattering on the tile roof overhead. He used the first half of the session elaborating on an arguing for the U.K. position. Adjournment Suggested Then he listened to General Nam When the North Korean had finished. Joy suggested an adjournment umil .Wednesday — unless Nam had something more to say. Nam II replied he '"certainly did have someiliing more to say," General Nuckols reported. And he said Nuekois did not disclose the Red general's ri-marks, but his listeners concluded that Nam asked the Allied delegation to reconsider the Red prop^al overnight. "I make no predictions," Nuckols commented at this point, "Both sides fully understand the views of each other, although they do not appreciate and certainly do not agree with each other. The brieiing officer said he did not inteim to give the impression the talks had reached a stalemate over the issue—the second point on ,the five i/oint program. Asked foi his personal Impression, Nuckois said: "I would say that an area of disagreement continued to exist." The aret of disagreement Is something like 2.000 square miles of North Korea. It is rugged hill territory and a natural defense line won by fighting U.N. troops. > The paseut battle line cuts rough- Crop Duster Dies After Crash II ' *" July 34 ' W-L«lie Pottyondy, former Hungarian air force pilot, died today of injuries suffered Sunday when his cotton dusting plane crashed near here. Pottyondy, 34, who had resided at Little Rock since coming to this country a* a displaced person two years ago, fought against Russia as a wing commander in the Hungarian air force In World War II. SHOOTING (Continued from Pag« 1) house and at that time shouted to Freels telling him to leave his properly. Precis refused, the deputy said, and started toward where Farley was hidden. It was then that the shots were fired. Following the shooting, Sheriff Berryman said, Farley took his gun and left the farm. He has not been seen since .Deputy Young quoted Parley's son as saying that Precis was drunk when he came to the Parley farm Sunday and previously had caused trouble among Freels' tenants. ly 80 miles across North Korea, extending as much as 2o and 30 miles north of the 38th parallel at points, then dipping south across the parallel not far from the Kaesong meeting site. IRAN (Continued horn (n«* M London. Harrlman said lie was more hopeful now than at any time in his mission which began two weeks ago. Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison tol<" the-House of Commons in London yesterday that—as a result of talks with Harriman — Britain had decided to send the cabinet mission to Iran for a new try at settling its dispute with Iran. He added, however, that certain points had to be clarified before the mission made the trip. Stepping rrom hi? ped U.S Air Ftorce Constellation, at Tehran airport, Harrlman told reporters his talks with the British government "were useful and satisfactory." "I have come back to talk over one or two minor points with the Iranians," he said. "I am-hopeful these will bt worked out very soon. 1 think Ihcre will be no further difficulty in getting talks started." U.S. Airliners May Fly In Berlin 'Lift' Soon FRANKFURT, Germany, July 3). W)—A U. S. airlines executive met last night with U. S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy amid reports commercial planes may be used in an Allied airlift oul of West Berlin to break Soviet control over exports. Harold R. Harris, in ^large of the Atlantic division of Pan American World Airways, was Invited to confer with McCloy. The record shows: More and better one service for Arkansas Here's what has been done in the first six months of 1951 to expand and improve telephone service in Arkansas EXPANDED FAC/UT1ES FOR DEFENSE At Gump Chaffcc, the number of public telephones has been increased and long distance facilities have been enlarged. Military arsenals at Pine Bluff and Camden have received expanded telephone communications. Work has begun on [he underground cable between Little Rock and Pine Bluff which will be the "backbone" of long distance circuits to Southeast Arkansas. NEW DIAL SYSTEMS UNDER WAY Construction has begun on new telephone buildings in 5 Arkansas cities and towns. Two more were begun in July. These buildings will house new dial telephone systems for each of these communities. MORE EMPLOYEES FOR BETTER SERVICE Despite the tremendous amount of wire and poles and equipment it takes to make your telephone work, it's the human factor that controls the excellence of your service. Here in Arkansas, 3,800 skilled telephone men and women—many of whom have been added in recent months—are on the job around the clock to keep your service cqu;il to the world's best. 6,000 CUSTOMERS OFFERED HIGHER GRADES OF SERVICE We were able to offer private-line or two-party sen-ice to many of you who have requested higher grades of service. We will continue to build new lines and install new equipment, so that more and more Arkansans can get the type of service they want. More than 750 farm telephones have been added in rural areas we serve, $3'/2 MILLION SPENT, TO IMPROVE AND EXPAND SERV/CE So far, in the first six months of 1951, the gross cost of telephone expansion in Afkansas is $3!4 million. Unlike most businesses, growth jnjheje1ej)hor7elni^ mess doesn't mean prosperity. In fact this growth has fprcetiJcjeplinnTcanT: >ngs down in Arkansas Tince ITiiTTrrst ofThe year. Only fair and reasonable rate adjustments can keep the telephone business financially sound! The first half of 1951 has been busy and productive. The prospects arc that the last half of the year will be even busier. Right now, we're awaiting delivery of $1,270,000 worth of equipment and supplies already on order, At least 68 major projects have been approved and will either get under way or be completed before the year's end. Well continue our best efforts to serve you courteously, promptly and accurately. We'll continue to meet Arkansas' demands for more and better telephone service to 'the limit of our financial means. SOUTHWESTERN BEL I TIUPHONf COMF AMY KM FAST9R LONO IMSTAMCt ' MRVKI. BY

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