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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 1, 1952
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COUKIER N£WS U.S. Reports Slow, But Steady Drop In Food Prices WASHINGTON (/F) — The government reports a stow but steady decline iti food prices and cautiously offers the hope they niny stay clown for R while. The possibility also \vta voiced that the next living cost index, due late In March, will show a drop for the first time in months. But Ewfln Clngue, commissioner of statistics in the Labor Department, satd m expressing such hnp-es he saw "no signs of miy rca! downward trend" in prices, "My opinion Is that- retail jirlces won't go very far \t\ cither direction during the next few months," he said, Hope for Jmver prices, or at least relative stability, was seen in several quarters yesterday: 1. Chgue told n news conference food prices dropped 2.1 per cent between mid-January and rnkl- Fcbinary. They foil 0.9 ]>er cent in the last half of January .imd nn additional 1.2 per cent between Jan. 28 rmd Feb. 15. 2, The -AfirlcuJtiire Department reported farm prortitel prices dropped nrjirl.v 4 jw*r cent (Turing{he same period. The iuM-PcJiru- ary farm price level iras 8 per cent below Uie peak of February a year apo but stfJJ mil »l>ov*e any oilier February on record. 3. Secretary of Agriculture Brannan, testifying before the Senate Agriculture Committee reported good prospects that high yields will hold food prices down, Tfont depends mostly on weather, JIG added. 4. Ttie Federal Koserve Board S;iid Industrial production lias remained level for (lie past five months, varying only one point Kfnrr. September. It stood at 219, compared with 221 hi January ami February last year. 5. The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed wholesale prices fell 0.1 pc'r cent during the week ended Feb. 26. This is 1.3 jier cent below H. month ago and 2.9 per cent below January, 1951. 6. CliiKiie s:iir] wholesale commodity prices have fallen !*,<* per cent In the p^st six weeks. The decline for nil of 1951 was 3 per cent. Oitgite told newsmen that while prices of raw materials have been declining 1 steadily from (he record highs set hy the buying *plurec right nficr the Korean War started, prices of processed or EC tnt-finish fid Kooila ore rfrlri^. Another pom:, on the darker sitlc was voiced in Congress. A special commit fee warned thiU "economic depression" will hit Detrof, auto production center of the nation, if civilian production continues to be cut raster th:m defense work is mode ai'.iHftble. Government advisers said 32,000 already are out of work in Detroit &iid another 37,500 may be laid off )>y July. The- government Is considering legislation io help such Inbor .tiirphis arcrts. CLnguc said lower food prices may be only seasonal nnd whether they stay down depends on crop prospects. TV Imposes Own Frown on Low Necklines and Barnyard Honor By JACK A I) AS IS WASHINGTON UP) — Television's self-imposed "code of good practice" which frowns on plunging necklines and barnyard honor became effective today with the big majority of TV outlets agreeing to follow its principles. As of last midnight, nil of the natlonnl networks—American, Columbia, Du Mont nnd National—and 82 of the .108 Individual video stu- tioas now on the air had put their name. 1 ; on the dotted line as subscribers to the code's regiilntions. Adherence rledj-eil By that action, they pledged nd- Commodity And Stock Markets- beans Open High 11:30 . 2%K 25514 206'.!, . 280 H 2871! 286% . 28C 284',4 285?i . 218 27T,i 278 New York Stocks A T and T ............. Amer Tobacco .......... Anaconda Copper ....... Bsth Steel .............. Chrysler ............ .... Gen Electric ............ Gen Motors ... ......... Montgomery Ward ..... N Y Contra! ......... '.. Int Harvester ........... J C Penney ........ Republic Steel . .. Radio .................. Sncony Vacuum ........ Stxideljakcr Standard of N J ..... '.. Texas Corp ............. TJ S Steel S?u P.ic 155 oo 3-4 48 7-8 4B 7-8 08 3-4 54 'i-8 50 1-2 GO 1-4 19 I 33 1-j! CB 3-8 ; 41 1-4 i 24 1-2 '.if) 1-4 75 fl-8 5< 1-2 51 i 3!i 5-8 C3 hcrcnce to program policies which. In the words of Die corle Itself, "give full consideration to the educational, informational, cultural, economic, moral nnd entertainment needs of the American public." That pledge involves a ban on vulgarity in word, drew or action, on suggestive dramatic situations, and on camera angles which, .say.? the code "emphasize anatomical detail." Cfliie Outlined A special committee of the National Association of Radio and television Broadcasters worked up the coile last year after members of the Federal Communications Commission raised eyebrows over increasingly plunging necklines and what some, including then Chairman Wayne Coy. described !« barnyard humor and too much hlrror. FCC announced (hen that it planned to bring the television broadcasting Industry together for [i talk over program content, although there are sharp leual limits of FCC's censorship powers. "Self-rollctng" Job This plan was held up. to sec what the industry itself will do on a self-policing Job. The NARTB's code deals not only with the field of decency, but nlsn such things as -standards for the length of commercials 111 relation to entertainment time, Stations subscribing to the cede are privileged to display a distinctive Inurel-wrcuth seai in their sta- tion-idenlifications. Violation of code standards would Involve withdrawal of the seal. For this NARTB has set up a five-member review board which will consider complaints against offending outlets. make monthly reports on cede observance, and periodically advise the public of its progress. face of government requests for Increased plantings to meet dcfemi? needs. The secretary said his department expects the planting goal of 28 million acres ol cotton this year to produce about 16 million bales. Current marketing demand.-; this year, he said, total aljont 15'4 million bales from 28 million acres planted. 1 /- .. • t . Brnnnan said the Joan rate next j Ge "'"? Arrested 9S Aug. 1, when the new crop market- Treat in Delta Town Ing year opens, will be "not less than 30.91 cents per pound" for JcMfiiK ;>-Inch cotton, from present Indications, Should parity for cotton be raked he added, the loan rate will be raised accordingly. Watch Exports Set Record GEXEVA, Switzerland ,A1') — The vplue of clocks and watches cxporl- cl by Switzerland re.icliwl an all- tirr.e record total of '2m million dollars in 195! and fnr r.vrceried that at any other Swiss export industry. Switzerland's watch experts mruic up ;2 per cent o( its entire export trade. More than two-thirds of'the watches exported by Switzerland n-f-at to the United Slates. 20 S?oys Feared Lost in Storm ARE, Sweden r,v r -Twenty tern- jafje schoolboys \vrre toduy" fen red I drad iti o [i icy FiKAvstorm x*. h'ch tost nrght lashed tli.-ir holiday climbing expedition im 4,500-f dot Mt. Arr5kim(an near here. U'd by n high school gym instructor, they left (o climb the tnountnm Friduv morning ami were 1 List .teen nt the tialfwny mark. Lafayette Srtuare If directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. That means knotting exactly HOW F.4.S7' you're driving: r,cl us check your spcc<li>meter If vou're in douht . HC can repair Ihem for all makes of cars and trucks. Then jou'rt SURE! T. i. SEAY CO. Chrjslcr-rijrmotitii Dealer 121 E. Main l-tione 2122 RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 'TEXAS CITY' Johnny Mack Krmvn Jimmy Ellison SAT. OWL SNOW 'INVISIBLE RAY' Boris Ivarloff Hcla l.Hgnst SIJN.-MON.-TUES. "WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE" Uichard Dcrr lJ«i-l)Rra Rush Tennessee Town Hit by Tornado Two Dead; Seorei Injured as Twister Skips Over 2 States PAVETTEVILLK, Term, la-, — A tornado landed wilh blockbuster fury on this south central Tennessee town yesterday leaving two dead, scores Injured, nnd a 300- foot wide path of ruin In lu wake No accurate count of the injured wns available but the Tennessee highway patrol said nn estimate! ISO were either hurt by the crippling winds or burned In a rash of fires that followed the storm. The twister skipped over other areas fn middle Tennessee and Northeast Alabnma with less intensity. The high winds smashed into the center of Fayeltcvlllc 'pop. fi.OOO) at 4:30 p.m. (CST), ripping bullci- IJIBS np.irt, learlnit up dees, and knocking out communications and OKW lines. Charlie Vance, 56, a milk company worker, said he heard a roar and saw the "gray funnel" of the Iwliler. Maths of trees, parts of hulldlnsts and other debris swirled "(M high as 500 feet In the a Vance salcl. Senators Order Unusual Meet- On Lath'mo re WASHINGTON (if)— The Senate internal security subcommittee fr- derctl an unusual Saturday session today to continue Its marathon questioning of Par Eastern affairs specialist Owen Lattlmorc. Tile hearing marked the fifth day In a row In which Lattimore has been called for questioning In the subcommittee's probe into any Communist Influences on u. S policies In the Far East, The end Is not In sight. Laltimore, a profe.wor nt Johns Hopkins University, said yesterday he was "physically llted" nnd asked If the next hearing could be postponed until Monday. The request was denied. COTTON (Continued from Page i) Briefs — Two Want No Part of Suit On 'Bay Road' »>• Tlie Associated PreM LITTLE ROCK —Two Monroe County men want no part of a suit aimed at recovering {2,901 lor the state. W. C. storey and p. p. George yesterday rwkecl Pnlnski Circuit Court nol to include them as parties to the Indian Bay noad fund case. 'Die suit was filed hy Ally. Gen. ike Murry again/a Highway Commissioner Charlie Adams of Inches and Henry Woods, executive secretary and campaign manager for aov. Mc- Mnth. Murry charged that money collected hy storey and George and turned over to Adams to help finance improvements on the Indian Bay Road wound up In Oov. McMath's 1050 campaign fund Instead of thf slate treasury. Tn a petition. Storey and Ocorare said tliey had no claim to the money nnd asked that the motion of Woods and Adams rcefcliiB tn mafee them a party to the B'jit. he enicd. Murry's suit charged Adams nnd Woods with wrongful appropriation of the money. Tile charge has l>ecn denied by both Adams nnd Woods. Steel Is Allocated LITTLE ROCK — Construction stee! for five Arkansas projects has boon allocated by the Nn- tlonul Production Authoriiv. Richard Duvall, NPA Director In Arkansas, said the material would be available later this year or during the first three months of 1953. The projects nnd ol construction Include the First Dap- tist Church at Pine Bluff, a $350,000 church addition. c ordycc Man Dies CAMDEN—Arvll (Chink) Lace- v,-ell. Fordyce, Ark., businessman and a state football official Is dend. Laccwcll. 41. died In a hospital here, yesterday. AP&L Would Sell Stock LITTLE ROCK _ Arkansas Power nnd Light Co., has asked the State Public Service Commission for Authority to sell 10 million dollars worth o£ common slock to Middle South Utilities, Inc. Middle South Is AP&L's parent company. The money will be used to help nay AP&L's 1952 construction costs. ARK-MO (Continued from Page l) distribution system with available pipe. (3) obtained Mystery Veils Body in Trunk Young Whit* Mother Had Child by Negro Husband; Separated . Conn. ()pj~Mys- , still shrouds the cause of death of a pretty 16 - year - old mother, whose body was found yesterday stuffed Into an old trunk and dumped on a fashionable estate here. The young white woman, mother of a 16-month-old daughter, was Identified early today as Mrs. Joanne Baibra Scott by her estranged husband, Gerald Scott, 20, a Negro, of Milwaukee, Wis. Scott made the Identification from a photograph transmitted by wire, Man [s Questioned Milwaukee police are questioning an undentified man who reportedly left that city with Mrs. Scott, who disappeared from her home there on Jan. 18. At an autopsy yesterday, police found no evidence of exernal violence or disease a-s n cause of death. She had been ilead two or three days, a police report said. Whether gas, sleeping pills or poison killed Mrs. Scott won't be determined until after a toxlcolog- icial examination of body fluids. Such an examination usually tukes two or three days. Gardner Finds Trunk The trunk and its grisly contents we r e discovered by a g ard ner on the sumptuous estate of Dr, James C. Greenway. Mrs, Scott's body, fully clothed, had, been Jammed into the battered trunk with her knees doubled up under the chin. The trunk lay just inside a four-foot wall of that part of estate bordering on a comparatively busy street. Mrs. Scott was separteri from her husband last April. SED CROSS (Continued from page 1) Bottling Co., Franklin Press, W. J, Pollard and Max Logan, $25—Day Amusement Co., I-ang- ston-McWulers Co., Mr. and Mrs. J. I.i. Cherry, Motor Supply Co., Genera) Motors Acceptance Corp., Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Co., G, G. CtuitUll, H. N. Swearcngen, Adams Appliance Co., H, II, Houchins, John Miles Miller, City Hlectric Co., Korner-Wllson Co., New York Store, Terry Abstract and Realty Co., V/. M. Williams Insurance Agency, Crafton Co. $20—Jno. C. McHaney and Sons. S15 — Morris-Wilson Insurance Agency, Goff Hotel, Loy Welch Cotton Co., Pete the Plumber. $10—O. W. Davis, Dixie Pig, Hudson Clotliiers and Cleaners, Judge Zal Harrison, Anderson-Clayton T -,, . m . Cotton Co., Ray Price, Cates-\vWs LELAND MISS. M>i—aeUinn ar- Realty Co., L. I. Rice Coal Co. Herrested about noon on Thursday Is | r y's Ladles Toggery, Blvtheville Maone of the nicest Ihjngs happening > chlne Shop ciiarlic's Electric Co fn ¥>in*/lrfc^r noct-iim *l~ _.*.... V. l',l~ _ ' ' ij.u^..ii ^jt, to motorists passing through this Mississippi DcltR town tliese doys. Some unwary couple traveling with ont-of-state license plates is non'io ed on by Police Officer W. G. Ray. "You're under nrrest." Ray an- 55—Drs. Carl and Edna Mies, Glln WARNING ORDER the Chancery Court, Chicka- xoure miner arrest.' Hay an- ,, ." ;• ' nouncos. "Why?" the motorists ask i sa>i ' lK> Dl5lricl - Mississippi County, in bewilderment. Parrying the question. Ray asks If they are in a hurry. Most always the tt'orrying couple says "No" find off to "trial" they go. Destination Is not the Jnlt house but the Lelnnd aoic pipe. (3) obtained a. si^nrd ]H «ov me jnu House out me Leland rontrnct with the Tcxn.s Eastern 1 I - if)lls Club's weekly Umcreon. The Trnn?mLsj:Ion Corn, for the upces- couple nrc (nfrf that for "punlsh- snry gas supply, nnd M) obtninml merit" they must enjoy the lunch- firm commit mo tit 5 for delivery i enn ft nd accompanying shenani- duriiu; the first nnd second mmr- j &ans. tens of this year of enough pipe i Afterwards, "sentence" Is proto complete n major pnrt of our ] nounred tlip couple must promise inniii transmission lint. to "come bach this way again." "All of this will be conclusive evidence to our belief (hat we have done, and will continue to do, everything within our power to supply these towns with natural y,xs nt the earliest possible dale." Toronto. Canatia. Is now building TO million dollnr sub\vay. BIrrts do not usually b«g!n Incu- tlielr eggs until the complement has been laid. full Arkansas. Allcne Rylee, ptl. vs. No. 11.933 Prsnlf L. Rylee. Dft. Tiie defendant, Frank Rylee, Is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Allene Rylee. Dated this 19 day of Febmaj-y, 1952. Harvey Morris. Clerk By Laverne B.ill. D. C. Ed B. Cook, attorney (or ptf. Claude F. Cooper, attorney Ad EJtem. 223 3il-a-I5 ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE Air Conditioned By Refrigeration 'Your Comniunily I'cnlcr" MANILA, ARK. Matinees S:il. & Sun. I'lione 58 SATUKDAY "Billy the Kid & Smoking Guns" Rustcr Crahbe SAT. 0\VL SHOW "TEENAGERS" SUN.-MON. "Callaway Went That Awoy" Fred MncMurray Dorothy McGuire TUESDAY 'BANNERLINE' Sally Forrest Lionel Barrymore Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekdays |^= 7:00 p.m. Sat. Sun. 1:00 p.m. SATURDAY: DOUBLE FEATURE Cartoon & Serial "Sir Gallihad" SATURDAY LATE SHOW—STARTS J7.-30 Also Cartoon "Pirates of rhe High Seas" Serial SUNDAY & MOHDAY 2 BIG HITS! SPKXCKH TRACT JOAN' .ttllle Dividend. __ _ —. — — — — — -• ; t Also Car loon & SbnrT^ SATURDAY, MARCH i. i 85a Obituaries W. H. Browning Dies Suddenly; Rites Monday William Henry Browning. 41, salesman for John Miles Miller Company here, died suddenly at his home at 1519 ][ ea in at 1 a.m. today following a heart, attack. Funeral services are scheduled (or 2 p.m. Monday in the Cob!) Pu- neral Home Chapel with the Rev. H. P. Sharp, pastor of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Born In Tyler, Mo..'Mr. Browning had lived In Blythevlllc for 17 years. He had b:en a traveling salesman for the John Miles Miller Company for approximately seven years. He If survived by J»s wife. Mrs. Helen Browning, two daughters, Lenda K. Browning of Olytheville and Mrs. Billte Joe Hasard of onsen Springs, o.; one brother. C. M. Browning of Elkhart. Ind.; and three sisters, Mrs. Percy stovall of Osceola, Mrs. Eras Bradshaw of BIytheville and Mrs. Mabel stew- art of Engleslile, Tex. r:il:b:arer s will be John Miles Miller, w. J. Wunderllcli, Hardy Gray, Joe Francis, Charles wibon and Edison Krech. * • • Morris Services At 2:30 Tomorrow Service.? for Iverson Morris, veteran Postoffice employe, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Lake Eireet Methodist Church by Rev. George L,. McGhehey, pastor and the Rev. Earnest Peters. It was erroneously reported earlier that the services would be conducted at 2 p.m. Burial will be In Maple Grove Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charre. Mr. Morris. 66. died at Baptist Hospital In Memphis Friday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viola Morris and a daughter. Mrs. Amy Ruth Gordon, both of BIytheville. Active pallbearers will be Ehvood Deen, Bill Rogers. Earl Buckley. James Harding. Ed Bunch and Paul Burks. All past and present Pastofflce Hong Kong Riot Occurs as 'Comfort Miss/on' Is Halted HONG KONG (/F>-Hong Kong authorities turned back a Chinese communist "comfort mission" at the border today, and rioting broke out a few hours later In the Kowloon section of this British crown colony, AP Correspondent Stanley Rich reported from the scene that rioters smashed windows, overturned and .set fire to a police car, then pushed an Army truck Into the flames, Bjif crowds which had gathered for a parade marking the arrival of the "comfort mission" dashed for cover as police moved down busy Nat han Road. The officers carried a huge banner on which 600,000 Men Are Needed by U.S. Military WAS H ING TON (a-)— Between 6CO.OOO nnd 700,000 men will have (o be drafted or volunteer to keep the nrmed services at a strength of 3 l {- million men iti the year starting July 1, n selective service officials estimates. This total, he added in an intcr- vle\v, does not include men expected to re-enlist. The estimate yesterday takes into account half a million reservists and draftees due for release during the year and assumes many of them will re-enlist. It also "takes into account losses through casualties and other reasons. The officials said selective service has not received Irom the Defense Department an estimate of how many men it expects to be drafted ne.\t year. Another Big 'G/Ve-Awoy' WASHINGTON M'|--The Agriculture Department yesterday offered to give away 3*-> million pounds of surplus dried eggs for distribution among needy persons abroad. employes and men of Lake Street Methodist Church will be honorary pnlluenrens. GE THEATER "Osceo/a's Finest" SUNDAY & MONDAY HURT 'r"/ -'',. ">"- 7m .•/ .JODY LAWRANCE Gilbert Rolani-Kieron Moore • George Tobias kri«« flj, t, R0b=-'.0 KlBEEt irt f RA»KDA'/!S-piu.-<J h.- HAKO 1 D Ktth! "'" w« printed In English and CM nese: "Disperse or we shoot." By late afternoon police uppMr- ed to have the upper hand, bu» the^ situation was tense. The government announced «t 10 a.m. that the Chinese delegation would not be permitted to enter th» colony. The decision followed an ficl'als meetin l? °* *°P level of- The Communist mission was bringing about $20.000 (US) to victims of a fire last November which destroyed Hone Kong's Tung Tau squat tcr village. British authorities have scent about 320.000 Hong Kong donlr* (about $64,000 U.S.) on relief and reconstruction, but the Communists frequently have denounced "British persecution," Yugoslavia to Get $45 Million Aid w A SHINGTON M')—Yugoslavia .June so bringlngcta eta ihr tao rdj »'i» Bet 45 million dollars more in Big Three economic aid up to June 30, bringing the total to 1->0 millions for a 12-month period ending Diplomatic officials. In announcing the agreement yesterday, said the United Stales is supplying 65 per cent, Great Britain 23 per cent and Prance 12 per cent. The amount of U. S. Military aid, m fldditloh to this, has not been disclosed. SATURDAY "SUNSET TRAIL" Hopalong Cassidv George "Gabby" Hayes Comedy & Seria! SAT. MIDNITE SHOW Starts 10:45 'ARMORED CAR' ROBBERY" Carles McGraw Adele Jergens SUN.-MON. "TEXAS DANGERS" Super Cinecolor George Montgomery Gale Storm 2 Color Cartoons Sell it ... by using classified advertising in the COURIER! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable i» advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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