The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 11, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVn.LE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS JANUARY 11. 1950 Industry Shift Termed Fantastic Congressman Scores Rumors of Move to Central Part of U. S. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. (AP) — A proposal that ail potential <rar industry be relocated within (he central slates was termed "fantastic" yesterday by Rep. Sheppard ID-Calif). He .said removal of industry from coastal and border areas Is advocated in a blocliuie bring circulated among members of ConRres.s by the Mid-Continent JmUiAtrial Council. "I cannot conceive o! any Amer- ican—ami certainly not any member of Congress—admitting for one minute that we should vrrite off a single inch of U.S. territory," Shcp- pard said in a statement. "Nor can 1 Hiidprstatul How anyone can stip|x>rt a fantastic scheme •jhich could, if carried forward, virtually destroy Hie indtis'.rial power of tins country. "We h;jve he-re ;m example ol one small part of the country trying to build Us industrial nwlii'.ie al the expense and dp.strue.Hoii of existing economy. The ln.s.s of money, human suffering, destruction of jobs and business nnri the impact on the economy contained in this propisal are incalculable." Tt would destroy automobile factories In the Detroit urea, steel plants in Pittsbuigli and indllslrics in port cities along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, he said. Ancient Cannon Brings Cities to Brink of War MILAN' (AP)—A cannon, four or live wars old, threatened to start a war between San Cesario and Spilamberto, two little towns south of the I'o Rover. The cannon was bor- rowed some 20 years ago by Spilam- bcrlo from San Ccsatio's tor a local fiesta and never returned. A few months ago (ire S:in Ces- ariaus planned a celebration and Spllanibciilans decided to take the cannon during the night. San Cesario hid the cannon whereupon the Splinmberlians threatened to steal the town church bells in reparation. So a detachment of San obtained a "leiwwi'ary" restitution of the cannon. Alter the fiesta, the I Cesarianl mount.s guard every San Cesariaus refused to give It I around (lie town's belfry. Latest back. I communiques Indicate: calm on both fronts. Scales 'Fixed' to Give Erroneous Impression BEIiLIN IA1>) - SVest Berlincrs claimed, to have found they were putting on nine pounds of weight every time they consulted an automatic weighing machine In llieSo- viet .sector. Back In west Berlin, so they said, they had their normal weight again — nine pounds less than In the east. Tile French-licensed "Ktirier" said tile spumes of automatic weigh- ing machines In the Soviet sector were deliberately changed u> iive east Uerlinors the illusion they pui on weight and nnikc them forget strictly rationed food and austerity economy. The beaver sometimes attains a v:eigh' of 60 pounds. - Crfittsnianshtp In stained glass reached its highest level amonp European monks in the 14th and 15th centuries. It's estimated that 85 per cent of cattlemen In the United State* ate small operators with less than Unihl Issued KANSAS CITY, Jan. U. (AP) — The head of (he Mid-Continent Industrial Council said yesterday the midwest was not advocating removal of industry from either coast but was advocating spreading of future industrial expansion annmd to strengthen the nation's defense. George \V. Cntts, executive manager of the Chamber of Commerce here and chairman of the council, said the war had brought out the imjjortance of nationwide industrial development and "not merely py- I ratuidtng it in the older industrial f sections, which were largely along f the coasts and the Great Lakes region." He made Tils statement h> reply to one in Washington by Rep. Shep- | • pard (D-Calif). who said the council was circulating a brochure j among members of Congress advo- j .eating the removal of industry from 1 '. coastal and border areas. Sheppard j ':'; received a letter with his brochure j '. ."Which pointed out that "national I .: defense should include protection ] • for every foot of American soil." j ' "We say that industrial defense v:ln depth is an important as mil- I itary defense in depth," Caits .said.' -'"Any one who has been in a war j I "knows the importance of military] .. depth. 1 • "We simply believe.the great re-| : . sources of the mid-continent area j ' should be adequately developed aird I used for the strengthening of the j : defense of the entire nation. In j other words if the government or \ : private industry is going to expand ; •' 'we think the resources and thr \ manpower out. here are such to en- ' courage them to come here." 'Catis said .that the midwest was the one place in Ihe nation which could be defended in depth. The pamphlet, titled "America's - Arsenal Belongs Inland," stresses ' security, production know how. -.transportation and other atcilities of nine states. ' - ; Tne group making the survey and ,forming the council h composed ol managers of the Chamber of Commerce in 17 cities. The Yellow River and the Yellow Sea are named because of their .'color, the result of huge amounts of soil washed into the sea by tire river PIANOS Ten vcar factory TUNING \Vilh (he world fiinmnsii Slrolinrnnn — U litkcs IhiV rk out of fulling. RADIO REPAIR Every jnli alisoltilcly fjim anlccd l)y a bunding com-i Music Instruments I And supplies of nil kinds j from guitar picks to bass' violins. f! Recordings ] j \\'c make records of yonrj \oicc and music on pcrma-j nont records. | Everything in Music Music Store i 107 V, Main Tel. 811 Check the Fine Car Features at your Ford Dealer's Today! 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