The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 25, 1950
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHKVIU.B (ARK.) COURIER NEWS .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1050 Fairless Defends SSeel Price Hike Increase in Cost Of Production Forces Corporation to Act WASHINGTON', Jan. 25 w>—Pre- sident Benjamin Fairless of the rj. S. Steel Corporation yesterday told a congressional committee the recent steel price rise should cause no "harmful effect whatsoever" on price levels in other industries. Any upward changes, added the head of "big steel," will be due more to increased labor, transportation and other costs, than to any change in the price of steel. Fairless said the price boost hLi company ordered was "made ncc- assfiry by heavy increases in our costs. This is ttie simple truth." As items of this increased cost, he emphasized: (A) New insurance and pension programs, $61,500,000; and cb) increased social security tax. 83,400,000. "These costs alone are $3.88 per -ton and more than offset the $3.82 per ton which we hope to obtain from our price increases," Fairless said in a statement prepared for the Senate-House Economic Committee. The committee has .started an inquiry' into the December steel price increase. Fairlcss was the first witness called at public hearings boohed through Friday. Cost of I'roiluclion Mounts Fatrless -said there was "no mystery" about the price increases which he described us "modest in character." He said that O. S. Steel's coal caste had mounted at the annual rate of 520,000.000 In the closing months of last year and that freight and fuel oil were also up nearly $13,000.000. However, he pegged the price hike solidly to the pension and insurance programs. "We favor pension and insurance benefits for our employees," Failress said. "Our earnings, however, are not sufficient to permit • us to absorb the large cost Involved. . That is the reason we raised prices." Fairlass said that U. S. Steel had earned 5.2 per cent ou sales and 5.5 per cent on investment in 1848 when it was operating at !H per ^m h^ A$& SIT-DOWN STRIKE—To the dismay of its driver, this overloaded tri-wtiecled motorcycle singed » sit-down strike near tlic Yokohama, Japan, rail depot and refugee! to budge. Guitar-Playing Texan To Comb Ororfes for Specimens of Folk Lore FAYETTEVILIJE, Ark.. Jan. 25. '.-TV — A guitar -playing Tpxnn v.'ill start roamhiK the Arkansas Oxarks in search of sony and story next month. He is Merlin P. Mitchell, newl^ appointed assistant in folk lore ,nl the University of Arkansas, Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, university president, says Mitclu 1 ]] will comb the Oxarks and adjacent areas for specimens of ffilk lore, influding songs, tales, superstitions, proverbs and examples of dialect. Tape recordings of Mitchell's travels will he made for the university library and duplicated for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C... Dr. Jones said. Mitchell WIN complete work for a master of arts ilogree tit the University this month, lie holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas, and has studied under a numl>er of welt known folk lore specialists. He play.s the guitar and sings. Dr. Jones said Mitchell will begin the trek across the mountains Feb. 1. Joseph Zollcner Sr., • Organizer of Siring Quartet, Dies at 87 LOS ANpKLES, Jan. 25—MO— •Joseph XniMlner. St 1 ., 87, organiser of the world-known y.wllner String Quartet, died yesterday in his sleep. Horn in Brooklyn, Xxiellner _ame here a half-century ago. In 1904, h? and his three children, Joseph, Jr., Antoinette anil Amandtis or- l^anlxcd the quartet. They played more than 2.000 American concerts, itnd performed throughout Euro[>e- Thi'y \vere decorated by Belgium's King Albert in J010. The three children survive. Catholic Sources Say Many Priests Jailed by Czechs PRAGUE, Jan ,25— W>) — High Catholic sources reported today there i-s a danger that the majority of faithful Roman Catholic priests In Czechoslovakia will be jailed in the next few mouths. The procttu Is already under way, they said adding that not a single day pa.sses but some are put to trial and jailed. At the same time, the.'.c sources that priests were willingly signing loyalty oaths to the communist-led government, as claimed by the controlled prow;. Many priests sign with great tin- willingne.*s and only after they had unsuccessfully tried to add the. reservation that they were tak the oath oniy iis it docs not violate the laws ol God and the church and the natural rights o! man, the source said in a statement to Western reporters. Three hundred priests have been reported to have been arrested for the opposition. At first the nation's bishops told their priests not to swear the oath of allegiance. Later they gave the permission to obey ihe ia\vs •—in order to stay out ot jail—and to take the pledge of allegiance—: but with reservations. FOR "$1000 OR LESS"—This l\»o-passcngcr convertible was built by Nash as an experiment, to; find out il motorists really want a car costing "S1000 or less." First shown in New York, the economy ear is 12 feet long, about four and a hall feet high and five feet, Iwo inches wide. Top speed is 65 miles an hour, with the ear getting 45 to 50 miles to a gallon of jcaioline. Bendetsen Appointed WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. «!•) President Trnmnn yesterday nominated Karl R. Bendetsen of California to be assistant Secretary of the Army. Bcndotsen, a San Francisco lawyer, has been serving as n .special consultant to Secretary of the Army Gray. Highway Postoffices In Service on 1 Runs LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 2 5—f /!'>— Highway postoffices are now serving North F\ud West Arkansas sections. T\vo highway mail service units— similar to railway mail cars—made inaugural runs lo Fott Smith and to Berry vi]!e from Littte Rock yes- terttfiy. Assistant Pastuifls(.cr Geueciil Paul Alkcn, Washington, headed a group accompanying the two units. * Postal clerk James E- Hute. LHLte Reek, estimated thai 6,M»> pipccs of "first run*' nifiil were handled by the Fort Smith unit- No regular mail was carried. Ohio Pharmacy Board Rules on Antihistaminc COLUMBUS, O., Jan, 25. (>Pj — The State Board of Pharmacy today rultd amihistammD drugs must be sold under the -supervision of a registered pharmacist. Antilmtamine drugs are sold for cold prevcnthm. The hoard made the ruling at the informal requests of several pharmacists and buyers of the drug. For Expert LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING Call 4474 Love tor War-Blinded Veteran Frees Woman Of Mail Theft Charge CLEVELAND, O,, Jan. 25. (IP, — Love of a woman for n near-blind veteran of the Battle of the Bulge won her freedom from a mall theft charge Monday In Federal Court. Mrs. Elaine 11. Hanley, 27. was placed on probation after Federal Judge Emerieh B. Freed heard this story: Alovsius Hanley. 2D. almost blind from war wound, .started making leather goods so he wouldn't be a burden to anyone. His fiancee—now Mrs. Hanley— took them and totd him she sold them at the hotel where she worked as cashier, Al's morale went up. He proposed. She accepted—but four weeks after their marriage she was arrested and charged with theft o! $395 in checks from mall addressed to the hotel's residents. Tearfully she told the court the money she stole went to Al for the leather goods—except for a little she kept "to buy some clothes and other things we'd need when we were married." Announcing he was placing her on probation. JudKe Freed said "I'll take the risk involved In setting you free—but I don't think the risk amounts to nu;ch.' J • Rotary Meeting Set CHICAGO. Jan. 25. (/!';—Rotary Internation will hold Its 1951 convention in Atlantic City, board of directors decided yesterday. The 1350 convention will be held hi Detroit June 18-22. } &4 -^ •- ?. •• NU-WA mA DTCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS , ^\Lp OB ANY S. J.C0HEN Contractor Once in danger of extinction, seals breeding on tlic Pribilot Is- lanrts have been restored to abundance. cent of capacity. On those earnings. he said, "you cannot go very far in absorbing slill greater cost 'increases." He aridr-d that, in his opinion, D. S. Steel "has not made n fair return either on ll.s sflle.q or Investment at. any time dnriug Ihe last 20 years." Beware Coughs From Common Colds That HANG OH Crcoimilsiniirc]icvc$proni[>ti> liccaittc it tfocs ri^ht to the sc.n of ihe trouble to help ItHiSen and expel fierm laden phlegm and aid nature to sooihe an<l lienl raw, (cmlcr, infhnietl branchial nmrou* membranes. Tell your druggist 10 sell you a honJe of Creotiiuhinn wjili die understanding you imisi like the way it quickly alJays (he cough or yon arc to have your money hack, CREQMULSION forCoughs.ChestColds.Bronchitis INDIA CHIEF —Dr. Rajendra Prasad, above, president of the Indian Constituent Assembly, i! expected to be elected the first president ol [ndia by Parliament ! on Jan. 24, two days before India becomes a republic. Dr. Prasad, 65, is a former lawyer and professor of English. MOTHER! D BE' NEI ADADOL To help bear strong, healthy babies ; i I. .. , . Expectant mothers may not be i ware of il, but they oftentimes have a deficiency of essential n vitamins and minerals — v-hich are so necessary if they want to .help bear strong, healthy babies. Undoubtedly, Nature's plans arc I o disregard the older life to do the l> possible for the new individual coming into the world. In nrdur [o immuain normal calcium concentration in the blood. Nature makes so great an etlort that it. robs bones and U-ctli for this purpose. This explains the increase iu tooth decay during prepnancy, for Naluie rob.s the mother — to Iced the child —of ncit only calcium, but of iron and other valuable elements. So give your children the rip/if start — lake wonder-working imiACor, all through the wait- inp months. HAUACOI, relieves riiorntnp sickness, upset .stomachs, heartburn and inniinn v:iien (as so often) these symptoms aredue to such deficiencies HAiiACm, helps reinforce and nourish body tissues. U contains precious calcium to help keep your teeth sound. HAD Aim. also lias iron to build up rcri blood to Fo coursing through your body, brin gtncncvvstrcnglh and energy which you need at this time. liny n A in <iii. lodayl You owe It to yourself:, your family, nnrt the 'litde one' coming lYial {be only fl.25 a bottle. Jjirge IninJIy or haspilal size, S3 50. 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