The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 16, 1949
Page 7
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1949 THE NATION TODAY— Stakes Running High in Effort By US. f o Block Soviet March Westward But Hoffman Hopeful By James Murlow WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. Wi—The government will spend about $43.500,000,000 this fiscal year, which began July 1 and ends next June 30. Of that amount about $11,800.(X)0,000 w m be spent on things strictly for home use: running the government, housing, help for farmers, education, and so on. BLYTHEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK SEVKV The rest of the $43 billion—about $31,700,000,000 — is being spent on things more or less connected with war: cither past wars, defense In case of a future war, help to Europe and other countries to block Communism nnd stave off war, and otl'er international dealings to keep friends and seek prosperity, tor us mid our neighbors. It breaks down this way: $13 billion for the armed forces. S6.1 billion for international affairs, including the Marshall plan, arming Europe, and help to other for veterans of World countries. S6.9 billloi War II and previous wars. S5.7 billion Interest on the public debt. Some of that debt was due to domestic problems. Most of It is due (o World War II. Note that $13 billion (s going Into the armed forces. But then add 56,1 billion for international affairs- including the Marshall plan, arming Europe, and help to other countries—and you get a total of S19.1 billion. "'hat $19.1 billion can be considered part of (lie national defense since most of it Is aimed at stopping Communism friends. and keeping Yesterday the committee for Economic Development (CED) said tlie outlook for the next several years will be the spending of around $20 billion n year on security, or just .1 little more than the present amount. The CED is an organization of business executives which was set up during the war. It describes Itself as a non-political organization designed to encourage "high production and employment within the framework of a free society." Hoffman Hopes Plan Will Succeed And this week one of the former heads of the CED had something to say about security. He is Paul Hoffman, now head of the Marshall plan, called the Economic Cooperation Administration (EGA). He didn't talk of what our pres - ent security plan will continue to cost. He spoke of what It would cost us if we weren't, doing what we're doing now. He said: "If western Europe should fall under the domination of the Kremlin, if nations now free should become satellite police tas, only one course of action would be open to us." That course, he said, would' be lo spend $25 to $30 billion on defense. What positive assurances do we have that, If standing alone, we build up a huge army and air force, we'd be able to stand off the world indefinitely? None. What positive assurances do we have that, following the course we're following now, we'll be able In the end to win over Communism. Nothing positive. Only hope, or a belief we'll win. Hoffman made it clear he bases his thinking on that belief. It is also the belief of the Truman administration. Hoffman said: "A much happier vista opens up to us If Western Europe, Instead of falling under the domination of the Kremlin, remains free and become.? strong and prosperous, If we In the United States remain strong anil prosperous, and if we the free peoples of the world remain united. " If these three conditions arc met. If Is my belief <h;it not only "ill tlic evil plans at the men of Hie Kremlin for world conquesl fall, but they will fall so utterly tllat Russia herself will cease to be a slave state." Christmas Gift Folders Provided tor U.S. Bonds Christmas gift folders are available for U.S. Savings Bonds, Postmaster Ross S. Stevens announce! today. Tiie folders, distributed by the Treasury Department to all bond- Issuing agents, have a colorful covei showing a snowy mountain seen and carry a card with the Saving , Bond Christmas gift slogan: "The Lions Club of Parkin to 'Adopt' Children of Accused Wife-Killer BRUSH-UP FOR STATE'SEALS—The Alabama stnle seal gets a going over by Sumner Perry as part of the painting and redecorating program in the nation's capitol. The seals of nil the •talcs and territories will be placed in the House chambers again • after painting. Texan is Winner Of 1949 Title of 'Man of the South' LUPKIN, Tex., Dec. 16. (!P>— A 64-year-old, white-haired Texan modestly bore these titles today: "Man of the South." and "Texas Leading Industrialist." Ernest L. Kurth accepted his honors Wednesday night before more than 900 southerners who came here to tell him why he was chosen. Newspaper publishers, business- ten, government and civic leaders were in the crowd that heard Kurth described as a leader among the men who had the vision to bring Industry to the South, as a great businessman who carved an East Texas career that reaches far outside the state. Dixie Business, an Atlanta, Oa., China's Acting President Must Undergo Operation NEW YORK, Dec. 16—W'J—Act- ing President Li Tsung-Jen, of China, 59, is suffering from stomach ulcers and will require an operation, a bulletin issued at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center tcday said. Lo arrived here by plan Dec. 7 to enter the hospital for a checkup. At the time he said he hoped to return to China soon to conlmie a "fight against the Communist forces of aggression." . . Present with a Future." In addition to the Christmas gift folders, tlio post office can supply attractive children's certificates to bond buyers, and has United States Savings Stamps which parents and friends can purchase to complete children's stamp albums for conversion Into bonds. 'ope Authorizes Mass To Celebrate Holy Year VATICAN CITY, Dec. IS. fAP) — a Pope authorized yesterday the >lebralion of a special mass for he Holy Year at midnight Dec. 31 n all the Roman Catholic Church's of the world. A decree published by the Congre- ;ation of Sacraments said the uasses should be celebrated to ask God that the Holy Year give the expected results. The faithful were told they may ake communion on that occasion, niter two hours of prayer for the intentions nnd wishes of the Pope. The decree said they may take com- nunlon In view of two hours of Hist begun at midnight, at the opening of the niii&t. The decree nrttled. how- :ver, that In order to partake of tlu sacrament, the faithful must, as ever, be removed from "all danger of Irreverence nml pro/aunt Ion." The prayers nnd the mass, together, will take up the two hours. majaiue, named Kurth "Man of the South for 1049." The Texas Manufacturers' Association called him "Texas' most distinguished industrialist." Kurth heads 16 firms. One, Southland Paper Mills. Inc., at nearby Herty, was the first In the South to produce newsprint In commercial amounts. Kurth was the man who realized that East. Texas' vast 5'cllow pine forests could be turned Into newsprint. C. Hamilton Moses, Little Hock president of the Arkansas Power and Light Co., was last year's winner of the award. Housewares Specials! THREE PIECE ALUMINUM COOKING SET 97 C GALVANIZED NO. 2 WASH TUBS 97C 2-Burner Insulated Oven Reg. 4.95 «J Bakss four Mb. [oaves ol onc«. Uss as extra oven on any stove. Heatgauga. Polished blued slael. STURDY, LOW-PRICED EGG BEATER j 39 Re;. 1.33 1 Eosy-tufnmg, serviceable, 8- wing beater—D-lype handle for firm grip. Resists rust, stains. ALUMINUM CAKE PAN NOW 13c Reg. 25c HOUSEHOLD BROOM BEST QUALITY 149 totti a long ifaf | Finest quolily broom corn — strong yel flexible. Holdi its shops, lacquered wood handle. Sale! Reg. 25c BREAD PAN 'Hi sy,, !>/..;„. Sturdy, mirror-finished aluminum pan for posjry or meal. Resists rusl, slains. Easy to keep clean I EASY-TO-USE WEAR- EVER JUICER A 50 RCR. 3.-13 I Put fruit in bowf, prass dov/n handle—juice flows oul in one slrotal Seeds are slrained oul. Copper Wash Boiler 12-GAL. SIZE -»50 PARKIN, Ark.. Dec. 16. Mo With the spirit ot Christinas heir hearts, some Parkin forslness lien have decided to undertake a ;|ieclal project- — the "ndoptlon" of lirec Memphis children until they inish hlsli school. The group Is the •tl-menibor -ions Club, And the children are Donald Ray Ilran, 0, his twin sls- Bonnlc Fay, nnd Thclma Lee Jean, 7. Their mother, Mrs. Fannie Heat), md a little sister, Dorrls Jean, were r Priced lowl Reinforced sides, boflorn. Rustproof, lealrproof. Cool wood hndls. lang.lasling. GALVANIZED STEEL { 10-QT. PAIL 49- Hand/ pail for numerous household jobs. Heavy gougg steel, leakproof; v/on'l ri>st, corrodo. WHITE ENAMEL TEAKETTLE Reg. 2.59 NOW 1.69 REG. 35c ALUMINUM SAUCE PAN - - - 25* Reg, 7.59 Enamel Double Boiler HANDY BEATER AND BOWL SET «\39 27-02. glatt ba*l i For quiclt, smoolh nixing —food con'l splosri oull Nidel-plaled sleel beator, lid resists rusl. Use Ward's Convenient Monthly Payment Plan! slain In their Memphis liortic Uec 2. T/e father, WHJlnin K Bean. 51, has been Indicted on Uvo counts of murder. Donald also was shot but recovered from his wounds. The children are being cartd for by their aunt. Mrs. Herbert Scott, a sharecropper's wife who lives near here. The Brails have four children of school uge themselves, I. II. Thompson, head of the Lions Club Boys and Girls Committee, licard of the situation and begun talking about it with other members, Henry Orman, a barber, and Bob Duck, n store manager. The committee decided to adopt tne Bean children and provide money for clothing and school expenses all the way through hti;h school. It will be at least 10 ycLrs before the youngest Bean finishes SAVE MONEY with GUARANTEED SHOE REPAIR HflLTCRS iQWflLITY SHO€ SH( 121 W. MR I hi ST 1 school. The entire membership of th« Lions Club meets Monday nlghfand probably will approve the project o'flcially. Many members a!r;ady have assured their co-operallo'.i. Now iii Progress Stock Reducing SALEofLadiesShoes 99 C99 :rs SHOE STORE ELECTRIC RANGE DEMONSTRATION We are happy to announce that on Saturday, December 17, we will have Miss Martha Wren, Home Service Advisor for the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, Caruthersville District, in our store to demonstrate these two modern electric ranges, and, as an added feature, the Presto Cooker. , Miss Wren, a native of Doddsvi Me, Mississippi, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics. REFRESHMENTS SERVED ALL DAY! 20 MERCHANDISE COUPON BOOKS FREE WITH EACH PURCHASE Mrs. Martha Wren Home Service Advisor Ark-Mo Tower Co. M-W DELUXE 40-IN. ELECTRIC RANGE f-p**c» top/ 239 95 • Automatic Timer Clock • Electric Oven Light • Oven Pre-H':at Control All the above extra features ... ptos M-W's famous Dualifl Double-Service Hect Unit. IBy romoving Deep- Well cooler, you can make o 4th lop burner, whenever you noed 1H) Minute Minder rings ot any lime sot from 3 lo 60 min. Fluorosccal loiip, signal llghls to show when heat is "on." Above Coupon Boole' included. M-W SUPREME 4G-1N, ELECTRIC RANGE 1-pitct lop; •xfra-Wg oven 95 • Clear-view Oven Window • Electric Oven Light • Chromium L<, .np and trim You'll find all Ihe teolures of the Deluxe model in the Supreme, In Addition to the above specialties. There's olso o l orge wam lng comportment, individual s.gnal lights, ond extra Deep-Well Cooker accessories, consisting of twin aluminum pans and win- basket for deep for frying. Buy now lo get Coupon Bool: tool COME IN NOW FOR FREE DEMONSTRATION

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