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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Probe for Antitrust Violations Beginning in Auto Industry NEW YORK (AP) — Atty. Gen Herbert Browneli Jr., says the Justice Department is starting a probe of the auto industry for possible antitrust violations because of a "developing pattern of concentration." Speaking last night before the lynonomic Club of New York, Browneli said: "We know* well that increasing concentration in an important industry contains dangerous potentialities. "We do not know what is the explanation of the developing pattern of concentration in the automobile industry. We want to find out whether this pattern is nothing more than the consequence of competitive forces at work, or whether any one or more of the facts which amount to collusion or the suppression of competition has been at work." Recently the Antitrust Division of .the Justice Department disclosed it was looking into four specific phases of the auto field. The phases were not enumerated. Last month, Rep. Shepard J. Crumpacker Jr. (R-Ind) Introduced a resolution charging that independent car producers suffered from what he termed high pressure competitive practices by Ford and General Motors. Congress has taken no action on Crumpacker's proposal. > Crumpacker also asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Ford and GM were trying to monopolize the auto industry and whether their battle for sales leadership had violated any antitrust laws. denied their companies were engaged in a race for business or were trying to monopolize the market. So far this year, Ford and GM have accounted for slightly less than 84 per cent of the automotive market. Chrysler has around 12 per cent, while the small independents share the remaining 4 per cent. Public Demand A General Motors spokesman said the company is basing pro- auction only on market require- Report Card By MELBA MARION (School Correspondent) The third Youth Forum was held in assembly Tuesday. Participating were students in the third period psychology class and the senior members of the Masque and Gavel Club. Some of the question discussed were; "Should high school students go steady?"' "Should a high school student go steady with a college student or with someone who • is working?" "What can a high school student do about getting better recreational facilities in Blytheville?" recklessly?" Mrs. Evelyn Cupples, supervisor of "nurses at Chickasawba Hospital, spoke to the high school girls last Thursday about career opportunities in nursing. A quick show-of- hands survey at the close of the meeting showed that about thirty- three girls have considered nursing either as a first or second choice lor a career. This assembly was the third in a series of career assemblies which was begun this semester as a part of the guidance services of Blytheville High School. A. S. Harrison was the first speaker. He talked to the students about careers in law. About a month ago Glenn O- Ladd, rate engineer at the Ark.- Mo. Power Company, spoke to the boys about opportunities in the field of engineering. Today, Mrs. J. D. Davis, Jr., chief operator of the Southern Bell Telephone Company, talked to the girls about women in telephone work. Career assemblies are under the supervision of Mr. Tommey, principal, and Miss Effie Lee Terrel, counselor. The high school has a television set, gained through the efforts of the Boys' Beta Club. The club received help also from airs. Quel- laz home room and from the book store. Hugh Hopper made the presentation of the set last week in assembly. On- the honor roll for the second six weeks were the following: Rondal Johnson, Bernice Flowers, Patsy Caldwell, Roger Sudbury, Billy Caldwell, Hugh Hopper, Luther Taylor, Patsy Yarbo. Don Brown, Mary Beth Daniels, Janice Johnson, Danny Cobb, Linda Taylor, Noble GUI, Sue Jobe, Amy Bagwell, Peggy Taylor, Leroy Hall. Sam Lum, John Stovall, Kay Jobe, Joyce Arnesmier, Marjorie Dougherty, Edward Wimberly, Ruth Johnston, Dick Poster, Barbara Spain, Jack Jackson, Peggy Bowe, Nancy Di*on. Mary Alice McWaters, Jeanette MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 S^aU^Sun. jjOO On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen ________••••••••» tm m m m m m ••••••" » • " ~ •"" THURS. & FRL Double Feature ROBERT MITCHUM BARBARA BFL GEDDIS ROBERT PRESTON —AND— ONE MINUTE TO ZERO RflBFRf ANN 9ir'H niiiif Ptve CartoMi Cobb, Sue HaiTnon, Sue Owens, Lue Owens. Cecil Aycock, Mary Jane White, Eva Lee Graves, Nancy Hamby. Gailya Stilwell, Bobby Lee Hill, Herbert Loveless. Susan Moore, Jean Bradley, Charles Langston, June Cunningham, Joe Young, James Hubbard, Jinimy Nelson, Deanna Crews, Clarence Hall, Joe Whisenhunt. Receiving honorable mention were: Delores Adams, Sherry Sparks, Mary Ann Fisher, Marilyn Baker, Dorothy Skelton. Rosemary Snow, Betty Johnson, Robert Gibbs, Gail Whitsitt, Jeanette Gurly, Mary Kay Crafton. Willie Sue Evans, Frances Rose, Dorothy Willingham, Patty Scott, Eugene Still, Bobby Jones, Kenneth Alley, Juanita Ferguson, Frances Slay ton. M o n y a Blankenship, Carmon. Cary, Jerry Edwards, Joe Ray, Dexter West, Betty Ann Watson, Carolyn Crafton, Betty Crocker, Leon Privett, Elizabeth Coleman, Helen Norman. Juanita,Larkin, D. B. Wylie. Betty Sexton, Jimmie Lee Moore, Drane Adams, Don Coleman, Eugene Belknap, Peggy Webb. Anticipation ELYBIA, Ohio Ifl — Fluorides were to be added to the city water supply last Thursday. In the days that followed, the water department was flooded with complaints about the taste. Due to a delay in testing, however, the fluorides did not actually go into the water until yesterday. Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature SCOTT BRADY :' MARY CASTLE WHITE FIRE « THWM nui -AND- BARBARA STANWYCK Aa I DESIRE WIOWVI •A WtlYttSAL-INTERNAtlOfHU. PICTURE Cartoon "Pete Hothead" FRI. & SAT. Double Feature * nautrvt nun ****** • _AND— Serial "Jungle RAilers" No. 2 Cartoon "Foolish Duckling** nients. Ford and GM further maintain that their production merely reflects public demand, for their products and deny Crumpacker's assertion the two companies were forcing cars on dealers "through overproduction." Speaking generally, Browneli said: "The Department of Justice does not assume that any given number of competitors 'in an industry is the proper number, or that any question of concentration can be considered without regard to the forces of the market place. "Where it appears, however, that there may be danger of a serious shrinkage in the number of competitors engaged in a basic industry the -department believes that the causes are worth examination. "For it is the American phil- osphy that freedom and progress are best served by multiple centers of activity rather than by undue concentrations of power." In Detroit, there was no immediate comment from automobile firms. Two Girls Die Of Rare Poison LONDON tfl - ScotlandI YardI experts say two pretty office^ girts who died Tuesday were P^ soned by a sexual stimulant called cantharides — Spanish fly. Arthur Ford, 45, the manager ot the drug-making firm whcro the girls worked, is in the hospjta with symptons of the same tyjx of poisoning. All three became ill after eating chocolate coconut shei- bert bought at a shop near their office The girls. June Malms, 1». »" d Betty Grant, 27. died at the office before they could be taken w> a hospital. .. . 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