The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 15, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 15, 1953
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f AGE TEN (AKA.) UUUKi.bK NKWS BA'lUIUMI, AUGUST 16, Strikes in France Losing Some Steam By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS (AP) — The long, costly series of French strikes seemed today to be running out of steam. It was still to early to say when the work stoppages might end or that there would be no recurrence — but enthusiasm appeared to be waning. No new walkouts were announced yesterday, and a few small—but perhaps significant—breaks were appearing in the solid front the strikers put up the past week. Although most of the demonstrators were still off their jobs, there was no way of estimating the real strike strength. Today is Assumption day, normally a holiday. The big test will come Monday and Tuesday, when the holiday weekend is over and many workers are due to report back to their Jobs. New Strike The only new strike scheduled is a one-day walkout for newspaper plant employes Monday. The unions have agreed, however, that the publishers would be permitted to shut up shop today instead at Monday if they wished. A Communist-led attempt to spread the strike among laborers as well as civil employes apparently has failed so far. Official sources estimated that two million persons actually quit work although strike calls went out to four million. The stoppage included workers in the postal, telegraph, telephone, gas and electric service as well as railroads and coal mines. The Reason Government civil servants also left their jobs in the huge protest against Premier Joseph Laniel's economy decrees. The government measures designed to halt the drain on France's near-bankrupt treas- ury included upping the retirement age of civil servants und firing surplus government employes. Although the tension seemed lessening, there still was no indication of any abrupt break in the strikes. Trains apparently still will run only spasmodically. Long distance telephone calls will be next to Impossible to make. Almost no mail will be delivered. Local bus and subway transport will be curtailed. The government has made no move to give in or talk to any union leaders while the strikes go on. The one possibility for an outright reversal of its position was slow In developing. It was a movement for calling a special National Assembly session. The deputies can force a special session if a third of the assemblymen make written requests. Over 200 deputies had sent such telegrams to assembly headquarters by last night but fewer than 80 had been able to got letters through in confirmation. It is the written confirmation that counts. Unimportant Picayune Picayune was a name used in Louisiana for a small Spanish coin .worth six and a quarter cents, current in the U. S. before 1857. Hence the colloquial phrase, "not worth a picayune," long has been used to Indicate a person or thing of slight, value or small importance. RESCUE Continued from Page 1 Ala., I U. 8. Air Force medical officer, said zaklnthos was a scene of complete devastation, with uncounted dead and injured. The officer, a member of the 1603rd Medical Group of the 58th Air Eescue Squadron, spent 24 hours in the port treating the wounded. The entire population of 15.000 was homeless," said Cooner, "and many persons still were trapped under tons of rubble. Some were being burned alive without any chance to escape. U. Albert Rlbinskas, 26, of Everett, Mass., flew over both Zakln- thos and Kefallinla in a helicopter and said he saw destruction everywhere. Small towns high in the hills were virtually cut off from lelp, he said. He landed at one village on Ke- fallinla and was told 40 persons had been killed and 0 injured in the hamlet and in the surrounding area, where huge chunks of the mountains had broken off and crashed onto homes. Boats jammed with people were pulling away from many of the slands' villages, he said. Thousand of other persons, apparently refugees from mountain towns, ined the waterfront in the hope of icing taken to the mainland. The Greek government has ordered that only the injured may ie evacuated. Strange Request' Jeremy Bentham. English philos- ipher, who died in 1832. provided n his will that his skeleton be put together in such manner that the figure could be seated in a chair, and that when friends commemorated htm, the skeleton be seated, and placed in the room where they met. WHEAT IF YOU LIKE A REAL BARGAIN, READ THE WANT ADS The BIGGEST selling job in (own Here in (he classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally (.hose people who are really in (he market for whal you have to offer. They read your message liecause I hey want to hire or he hired. Id liny, sell. In rent, or In do you a service. Wilhin mimiles afler your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS (Continued from Page 1) speculative markets. Quotations had dipped sharply late last week and early this week on private forecasts of a quota defeat. But prices advanced somewhat yesterday an farmers voted. Chairman Hope (R-Kan) of the House Agriculture Committee and some farm .leaders had urged farmers to vote for the quotas. Secretary of Agriculture Benson maintained a hands off attitude on the ground, he said, that the agency that conducted the referendum — his department — should not attempt to influence its outcome. Nevertheless, in approving controls, farmers saved Benson from icadaches that would have followed in the wake of a negative vote. On the other hand, the results were subject to an interpretation that fanners like present farm programs, which Benson has criticized as "inadequate" but which have been defended by Hope, Sen. Young (R-ND) and a number of other Republican lawmakers. Quotas will require farmers to plant within acreage shares allot,ed them or lose eligibility for lose eligibility for price supports ind become subject to a penalty tax of about $1.10 a bushel on wheat sold or used from excess acres. Third Time This is the third time farmers mve approved quotas for wheat. In [9-11 they gave them an 81 per :ent majority and the next year in 82 per cent margin. Similar controls appear probable or next year's cotton crop and jossibly for corn. They, like wheat, ire likely to reach surplus levels, as defined by farm law, by harvest time. Legislation requires the government to submit quotas to a grower referendum when surpluses develop. Quotas were in effect this year on peanuts and major types of tobacco and will continue on these crops next year. Sugar cane grown in this country also will be . put under control next year. As had been expected, the Great Plains area, where wheat is a major source of farm income, gave quotas top-heavy margins. Less favorable votes were cast in Eastern ureas where wheat is a minor crop, planted chiefly in a crop rotation pattern. Returns from only three states— Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont — showed more than half went against the controls and voters were tied in another, Rhode ts- (Continued from Pw M turned informer to gain favors. An American serving: as co-or- dinator of U. N. Red Cross work In both North and South Korea told of a long series of harrassing decays, demands and propaganda tactics by Communist Red Cross teams which have worked in Allied territory. L. W. Neatherlin said the Reds even staged a three meal hunger strike Thursday when a rain storm prevented their crossing' the Han River to proceed to Panmunjom and back to Red territory. CIRCE'S GONE ELECTRONIC—L. S. McKown, of Stillwater, Minn., is the power behind his 20th Century Circe, who, by means of radio control, "lures" sailors on the St. Croix River with a wave of her handkerchief. The mannequin is prettier, and much less dangerous than her legendary counterpart who enticed Ulysses* sailors, plied them with drugged potions and turned them into swine. U.S. (Continued from Page 1) ?nces pliiKUir,^ the world. The United Slates has taken the position that under the terms of the armistice agreement Russia cannot represent the United Nations. American delegates have said, however, that if the Soviets want to come as choices of the North Korean and Chinese Communists, the United States will not object. A Latin American source quoted Lodtfe as saying last night that India's role as chairman of the Korean Prisoner Repatriation Commission should bar that nnlion from In kins a part in the political con- lerence. IN THE PROBATE COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Estate of Mrs. Bettie Glover, deceased. Last known address: Calumet, Miss. Co., Ark. Date of death: August 7, 1953. The undersigned has been appointed Executor of the above named decedent. An instrument dated Oct. 15. 1946. has been admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the .undersigned has been appointed Executor thereun- der. A contest of the will can be effected only by liling a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly ! authenticated, to the undersigned ; within six months from the date of; the first publication of this notice, j or they shall be barred and pre-1 eluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published j August 15, 1953. Frank C. Douglas, Executor, 215 West Walnut Street, Blytheville, ArK. is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Virginia Eastep. Dated this 24th day of July. 1953. Geraldine Liston, Clerk Laverne Ball, D.C. Gene Bradley, atty. for ptf. Claude Cooper, atty. ad litem. •7|25-811-8-15 REDS Delivery Plans Vary BANGKOK (81 — Horses and helicopters may soon be delivering mall to outlying villages and settlements in Thailand. ^ A government committee has has Worked out a plan for their use in the domestic postal service, I: t the plan is to be further studied betore implementation. Nutty Ammunition During his defense of Metz in 1952, Francis, Duke of Guise, used nuts in his cannon to bombard attacking Spanish forces. By using this "ammunition" during ordinary assaults, he conserved his cannon balls for enemy mass attacks. Under certain conditions, sound waves can put out fires. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chieka- yav.foa District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Virainia Eastep, Ptf. vs. No. 12444 Truman Eastep. Dft. The defendant. Truman Eastep, RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop 508 Cl. Lake Ave Pho 6981 GOOD USED FURNITURE We are now using the second floor of our store exclusively for used furniture. We feel by doing this we can serve our customers better in three ways. 1. We nan give you more for your used furniture on new, 2. If you want to buy good used furniture we will have It. 3. If you want to sell used furniture we will buy It. In any of the three cases we would like the opportunity of figuring with you. Through our liberal allowance for used furniture on new we have accumulated the largest stock of used furniture in our history. We Pay Cash For Used Furniture We invite you to visit our used furniture department on the second floor. Alvin Hardy FURNITURE CO. 113 E. Main Ph. 2303 Trades Houses For Mugs WILKINSBURG, Pa. VP> — lauli ' Miller, an auto dealer, Is a man who will trade a house to perpetuate his iiobby of collecting old shaving mugs. Miller recently ended months of negotiating with an old German barber, near Manor. Pa. The barber got a house and Miller five mugs. The auto dealer said at first the barber wouldn't have anything to do with him because he thought he was an antique edaler and he didn't like antique dealers. Then, Miller learned from the barber's son th^A the elderly man wanted to build Tp small house and didn't have much money. So, he told the barber's son to come and get the vacant house on a lot near his garage. The house was trucked to Manor and Miller had the pick of the barber's collection. Church to Show Film A film "You Can't Win," produced by Bob Jones University in Greenville, 3. C., will be shown at 8 o'clock tonight during revival services now being conducted at the First Baptist Church in Dell. The Book Exchange offers To buy or trade your old books. For sale, pood books at low prices. To order any new book for you. Boxed greeting cards and gift wrappings. Unique place cards made to order. Alex and Elizabeth Shelby 503 W. Main FOR SALE 40 acres black loam, ditoh on 3 sides, taxes about $100 year. All in cultivation. House, electricity, mail ami school bus. 3 miles west of Holland, Mo. (2 miles blacktop, 1 gravel.) Known as Hall Farm. Price 510,500. Phone M 5451 or 5-3247 or write JOHN BLACK SALES CO. CAPE GI- RAEDEAU, JIO. When its time To Repaint You'll save money by selecting good paint. Good paint lasts longer and the longei intervals between painting lowers your annual cost. We recommend VAN-CALVERT Paints, made by "America's Oldest Mixed Paint House." Phone 4552 and we will figure the cost and recommend a good painter. E.C.ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Road Courier News Classified Ads PEACHES Arkansas Elderta $1.49 P er Bushel Bring vour own container. BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET 120 E. 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