The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 9, 1950
Page 2
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FACE TWO BLYTHBVIU-K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Job Decrease Hits New Peak U, S, Economy Must Absorb Labor Force Of Growing Population By Sara Dawson NEW YORK. Feb. 9 jump unemployment has Just tafcen to a postwar peak of nearly 4',-i million bringing up two questions today: 1. Is tills the peak, reprp-sentat- Ing seven per cent of the totnl civilian labor force, at the danger poin? 2. Cflh the nation's economy ab- torb the steadily rising labor force, and how? Economists saj* four per cent unemployment is ''normal," seven per cent Is not yet dangerous, and tlvy expect the spring pickup In business to whittle, it. . Each year our expanding population brings forth about GOG.OOO more people ,who are willing and able to work. This means that to keep employment high and to prevent unemployment from rising dangerously, all those nlready at work must hold (heir jobs, and nt the same time around 600,000 new jobs must be found each year. To do this, economists urge: That industry build a greater physical plant, so that more people will have a place to work; and. then, greater output, to pay the additional workers. It won't be This goal was set forth by President Truman in his economic report: Reduction of unemployment by the end of this year to "two million, or 2',i million at most;" 61 million civilian, jobs; and "stepping lip our 'national output by about seven per cent above the 1949 total," Yet, Commerce Secretary Sawyer says the nation's Jobless total has Jumped to almost 4 J ,4 million, n gain of 1.8 million over the previous January. He says 50.7 million persons are working In non-farming Jobs, and 6.2 million on the (arms. Blonde Relates 'Hitch' Slaying In Tourist Camp WASHINGTON, Feb. 9— (IP)— An attractive 18-year-old blonde woman is under questioning here in connection with the hitch-hike llaying of W. A. (Tex) Thornton, well-to-do old man, In an Amarlllo, Tex., tourist camp last June 22, Federal police said the woman, who voluntarily told a story of the 53-year-old Thornton being slain In i fight with her male hitch-hiking companion, gave her name as Diana Heney Johnson. : Detective William Ounter said fcha . woman was ih turned over , to District of Columbia police and would be held for. Amarlllo authorities who advised tfiey would eome here for her. Ounter uld the woman related that «he and her companion were picked up In New Mexico by Thornton. Gunter quoted her as saying they.stopped at g tourist camp at Amarlllo and that night Thornton wa* beaten to death with his own pistol in an argument with her companion. Gunter laid the girl told of taking Thornton's money and of driving to Dodge City, Kan., where they separated. She came enst and her companion supposedly headed for Florida. . Gunter said she told police Sgt. C. p. Apfelbeck that she surrendered and told her story because she feared her erstwhile companion would find and harm her. She first described her companion as her husband and later said he was only a friend. Guild Asks Aid In Gazette Strike LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 9—MV-The Greater Little Rock Mtntsterlal Alliance has been asked to sponsor a citizens committee to intercede In the Arkansas Gazette strike. The request was contained in a letter to Dr. J. w. workman, pastor of the First Methodist Church. North Little Rorit. and alliance president, from Alan Wicnman. president of the Arkansas Newspaper Guild. The religion and labor fellowship. a sub-committee of the alliance ' recently proposed to Little Rock I Mayor Sam Wassell that a citizens ! committee be appointed to undertake an impartial examination of . the dispute. Mayor Wassell declined i to act. Sea slugs are sold in Chinese • markets smoked and sun-dried. I How To Hold FALSE TEETH More Firmly in Place Do yoiir r«lFc teeth, annoy and cm- by slipping, dropping or wob- bUnK -*'rien yon cm, lMi-?h or tnlk? Just Fprln'itle w lUtlc FASTEETH on youi plates, This alkaline (non-ncld) pW- rter holds false teeth more firmly unrt more comfortably, Xo summy, gooey pasty tfvstf- or reeling, Doe,-; not w>ur ChecKK "plate odor" ^denture br^Rthl Oet FASTEETH today »t any dn/g Now She Shops "Cash and Carry" Williout Pjiinfiil Backache A* w« get oJJcr. MIX-SI anrt sttAin, ov«r« eoli! fnrtieliniea sfowj down Viilnry func- I Jon. This may lr»ij rnATiy folk* In com- r-!»ln of tine cine backache, k.*d*f pep undl *rfTRy, h*».Ur>i«M nnd diizines*. OtlinR up nienta or fteQU-fnl p«/u«ecs tr.ny fvfult If yo»r ill!ic,.inr<irtJi are dm? '(o tU^ Chutr*. ilon'l w»it, try Fhian's Till*, * niil.l diuretic. Uwrt mir<:«*fu!lr l>- milL'.m* f.*r over SO years, Wfcllo these lymptun/i juay ofun o!>irrwi.«e oory'r, it'« ainaiiriK h iw M»nr iim-» Donn't tiivf. hnppy rc-lir-r — tirlf the u m'.Vn of Viriiify lubv* sncl fiiun Bi:»h oul »»jle. Get Dc*n'l 1'iIU tojayl Webster Name As Chairman of Defense Board WASHINGTON, Feb. 9— (/P)—William Webster o/ Boston was named yesterday by President Truman to be chairman of the Research and Development Board in the defense eslablishmeiit, Webster, 49, Is executive vice president of the New England Electric System. Mr. Truman told his ne/s conference last Thursday that Webster was under consideration for the post. The post lias been vacant since Dr. Karl T. Compton resigned scv- eal months ago. Webster has nerved since Oct. 1, 1919, as a consultant to the hoard as well as to the Atomic Knerfjy Commission, the Department ot Defense and the air force. Prison Break Brings Charges To Tucker Men PINE BLUFF. Feb. D (/Pi—Four Arkansas convicts who broke out of Tucker Prison Farm near here Dec. 31, killing a trusty unnrd, were charged yesterday with first degree murder, grand larceny and escape. Prosecuting Attorney Henry Smith today filed ihe charges separately against James Perry Williams, 20, Sheridan; Jack Rhcuark. 22, Sapulpa, Ofcln.; DavM Dyer, 30, Oklahoma City; and Odus Eaton, 25, of Stillwell, Okla. The lour were captured In a five-day manhunt near North utHe Rock, following the escape, In escaping from n prison farm stockade they killed a trusty guard, William Bohnmum, 3S, Clarksville. when he refused to give up his keys. Williams and Rheuark were wounded by officers when they attempted to "shoot It out" with members. Both are in n prison lios- ill-nl ni Cummlngs Prison Farm. Eaton and Dyer have been returned to Tucker Farm. ^ Prosecuting Attorney Smith said [he four probably will be tried at the March term of the Jefferson Circuit Court. British Object To 'Gas Ease' Australia Draws Wrafh of 'Labor' For De-Rationing LONDON. Feb. • (/P)—The Brlt- ...h Labor government publicly rebuked the new antl-laborite government of Australia yesterday lor derationing gasoline and risking mare outgo from tlie Sterling area's common pool of dollars. Prime Minister R. G. Monzies announced In Canberra this morn- Ing that rationing will stop tomorrow. He said Britain "would ha\e liked us to reach a different conclusion." Almost at once Prime Minister Attlec's office declared the need for dollar economies remains "urgent" throughout the Sterling nren which Includes Australia, a member of the British Commonwealth. Australia acted at the height or Britain's general election campaign No party in the campaign, however' has suggested that Britain could safely cle-nition gasoline herself at this juncture. Britain lias a tl B ht gasoline ration ami this is a sore point with many people. Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, as a youth wanted U> be a dancer Sheriff Started 'Murder' Fight, Witnesses Say MARSHAL!,. A rk.. Feb. 9_</r,_- Thrce witnesses testified yesterday that Searcy county Sheriff Doyle Smith started the gunfighl in which he was wounded fatally The witnesses — two Marshall businessmen and a 10-year-old boy —told n Circuit -court jury trying Roy Bryan, Searcy County farmer on a first degree murder charge'' that the Sheriff fired on Bryan' first. Yesterday, the wife of the late Sheriff testified that It was Bryan. not Smith, who started shooting. Bryan Is charged with fatally wounding Sheriff Smith Dec. Sheriff Smith died Dec. 7. The shooting allegedly occurred when the sheriff attempted to arrest Dryan here. Bryan and his son were slightly wounded in the melee. The trial, which went into its third day yesterday was expected to reach the jury that afternoon. Gov, Carlson Seeks Senate TOPEKA, Kan., Ken. ft— </f>— Gov. Frank Carlson made it official today that he will seek the Republican nomination for United States senator in the 1950 urimary. The chief executive ann former six-term Kansas congressman, announced formally for the post now held by his political ally, Harry Darby, Kansas GOP national com- mltteeinan. Carlson is the second to enter the senatorial race. Harry w. Colmery, Topelca at- trcncy and former national commander ol the American Legion announced for the post three weeks' ago. Sea slugs have about the same nutritional value UK oysters. FLAVOR IS MAKING THE NO. I COFFEE IN THE MIDDLE WEST , BIG MIDNIGHT SINGING Saturday Night, February 11th American Legion Hall, Blylhevilie Featuring the Natioanlly Famous Blackwood Bros. Quartet of Shenandoah, Iowa McDonald Brothers Quartet of KBOA Kenneft, Missouri Also The JORDANAIRES QUARTET CH1LDS QUARTET KLCN, BLYTHEVILLE ofWSM Nashville CALVARY BAPTIST JUNIOR QUARTET Four Hour* of High-Typ« Spiritual and Gospel Singing ADM. 35c-75c - $1.00 THURSDAY, FEBRUARy 9, 1950 ONLY 50 SUITS LEFT! Single and Double Breast Sizes 35-46 Longs-Shorts Regs.-Srouts Full Drape Fine Tailoring Hard Finished ' u ... Lustrous, Shimmery Genuine GABARDINE The Value of a Lifetime at»- Silver Gray Lush Tan Spring Green Soft Brown "The Link Store With the Big Business" HUDSON CLEANER TAILOR CLOTHIER •rrttitvlIU,

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