The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1953 · Page 14
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September 2, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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PAGE FOURTEEN t • " "-*-»*«*** BLVTHKV1LLE (AKK.) COUKIER NEWS Dr.Kinsey:AtOdds With an Old Poem By ED CREACH WASHINGTON (AP) — "You are having WHAT will WHOM today?" my wife demanded, with just a touch o shrillness in her voice. "lunch'," I said. "With Dr. Kin- uy. Alfred C. Kinsey, that Is. The one who wrote the—" "I know what he wrote!" my wtf« eaid. "And why, may I nsk, No Letup Seen For Sweltering Eastern Slates Death Toll, Crop Damage from Hot, Dry Wtarher Soar TWDATED WEATHER BJT 540 . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A prolonged heat wave, following weeks of hot and dry weather, showed no signs of a letup today in wide areas in the eastern half of the nation, The damage from the summer's nnseasonable weather, with no heavy rains In many areas, was Widespread. The death toll from causes attributed to the current heat wave mounted to at least 50. Thousands have been treated for heat prostration. Damage to crops in several states appeared soaring into the millions of dollars. In Missouri alone, officials estimated the, farm income loss from drought would total 150 million dollars. In Iowa, one of the leading corn states, a Farm Bureau official said the hot weather of the last week along had cut the state's prospective corn yield by at least 15 per cent. Corn damage also was reported in Illinois, South Dakota, Nebraska. Kansas, Indiana and Ohio. No General Relief No general relief from the hot and sticky weather was predicted for the bulk of the area enveloped In the hot air mass. Some cool air moved into northern parts of Minnesota. It was expected to move slowly across northern sections of Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa by tomorrow. But hot and humid weather was predicted for today and tomorrow for areas south and east of the slowly advancing cooler air mass. And in Washington, the Weather Bureau forecast hot and dry weather was the outlook for the northeast part of the country during September. Temperature records toppled again yesterday in nearly every section of the swelter-belt. It wa's the same in many cities yesterday as. it has been for more than a week—readings in the high 90s and in some cities above 100. The hot weather has slowed business in some areas but no general •lackening was reported. Farmers were worried about the lack of rainfall as they surveyed brown pastures and lean livestock In cities, millions were Inconvenienced by lack of water as overheated pumps broke down. The stifling heat in olfices and factories brought early closing in many cities again yesterday. Record Heat The hottest cities yesterday were Louisville and Jackson, Tenn., with 103 while Chicago's 101 marked the eighth straight day of temperatures above 95. It also was 101 in Cleveland, 2 degrees below the city's hottest day in history. In St. Louis, two members of the American Legion collnpsed"'nnd died during the 10-hour parade as temperatures soared to 101. About 150 other paraders and marchers were overcome by the heat.. There have been 28 heat prostration deaths In St. Louis this summer. Of the 50 deaths attributed to the heat, there were 12 In Chicago in a 12-hour period yesterday, the hottest Sept. 1 on record. The death toll in Illinois was 14. Seventeen persons died in Pennsylvania from heat exhaustion or heart conditions aggravated by hot weather. There were 6 in New York; 3 in Texas; 2 each in Michigan, Missouri and Massachusetts, and 1 each in Indiana, Maine. Wisconsin and Maryland. Most of the major cities in the eastern half of the country have new records for consecutive days of high temperature and readings for the date for the last several days. It was 102 In Cincinnati yesterday; 100 in Indianapolis and Nashville; 99 in Washington and Columbus, Ohio; 98 in Milwaukee and Detroit; 97 in Philadelphia, Kansas City, Des Moines, Pittsburgh and Omaha. New York's 93 was a record for the date and the eighth straight day above BO. In Russia, non-political prisoners get a vacation of one or two weeks a year, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Quick Relief for MUSCULAR ACHES THI STANBACS Toumtf . . . tab- l»» or powders . , . aqoinit any preparation you'v* *TM ui«d. are you having lunch with Dr. Kin sey?" "Oh, scientific curiosity." "Hah!" "Plus the fact," I said, "th, the boss told me to have lunch with him." "Hmmmh. Well, now, won't tha be cozy—just you and Dr. Kinsey I wonder what in the world you will find to talk about." "Oh, we won't be alone," I said "The girls will be there." "The girlsl" "Uh-huh. He's speaking at the Women's National Press Club. "This," saia my wile, "get; more and more Interesting. I never before realized that you were a member of the Women's Nationa Press Club. Does Dr. Kinsey know about it?" 'Look," I said, "the ladies are Inviting some male guests, see? And I'm one of them, see? As working reporter. Is everything clear now?" "I'll bet you complained to high heaven about that assignment," my wife said. "I'll bet you threatened to resign." "A reporter," I Intoned, "goes where the news is." "O Dreamy Eyes" "And," said my wife, a trifle acidly, "where the women are. To say nothing of Dr. Kinsey. Tell me, \vhat will the good doctor do? Read selected passages from his book?" "Oh," I said, "I expect he'll give a dry little talk on statistics something. Then there'll be questions—" "Questions! You mean he's going to interview those women right there in front of everybody!" "If I know the members of the Women's National Press Club," I said, "Dr. Kinsey won't be able to get a question in edgewise. They do the asking, those girls." "Hmmm. Will you get to ask a question!" "If I can get the floor, which I doubt. Why? Is there something you want me to find out from Dr. Kinsey?" "There is," sold my wife firmly. "It's about all those women he's already Interviewed. Ask him if he has ever read that old poem about women, the one that goes: "O dreamy eyes, "They tell sweet lies oi paradise; "And in those eyes the love-light lies , "And lies—and lies—and lies!" News of Men In the Service Pour Mississippi County soldiers hav« been assigned to Company A, M6h Medium Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division at Camp Chaffee tor basic training as artillerymen. ~~They are Pvt. Robert P. Doyle, husband of Mrs Katlicrlnc Doyle, Blythevllle; Pvt. Eugene Franks, husband of Mrs. Retecca B. Pranks, Blytheville; Pvt. John B. Taylor, nephew of Mr. Freddie Payne, Blytheville, Route 1; and Pvt. James D. Gee, husband of Mrs. Bettyo Gee, Blytheville. Route 4. Ben D. Hatcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. D Hatcher of Otceola, is one of the midshipmen that has completed his NEOTC summer training at Long Beach, Calif. Pvt. Rea Travis, son of Mrs. Lelon Rea of Blytheville, has just returned to his outfit, the 772nd Military Police Battalion, in Korea after spending a week's leave at the Rest center at Kokuta, Japan. r WEDNESDAY, SEPT. I, INI Steamroller Cracki Curtain HOF. Germany W) — And now somebody's cracked the Iron Curtain with a steamroller. Franz Neither, an East German, was operating one on a bridge at a border crossing near here yesterday. He got special Soviet zone permission to drive the heavy roller across the bridge and turn it around on the West German side. Instead of returning, he asked West German border guards for po- liiical asylum. Startled Soviet zone guards on the ! other side of the bridge looked on j helplessly. j HHCEIVKS ORDERS—Marine Pfc. Erie A. Haskctt, formerly of Wii'-on. husband of Marine Pfc. enrol Win-. Hiisfcett, stationed at Camp I.e \ Jurne, N. C., ami son of Mrs. I. A. Haskett of Trumann, lia.s received Man's Best Friend — But There Are So Many HAGERSTOWN, Md. W)—Washington County constables have ordered by the Board of Coun- his orders to report to Fort If Wash., for reassignment to duty in Korea. Charles R. Robertson, seaman, USN, grandson of Mrs. Cesie Rob-' cently. erUon, of Blytlif'ville, has arrived in San Dinp,o. Cnlif., aboard the destroyer USS WllUile after serving in watters off Korea. Pfc. Charles R. McDanlel, son of j Mr. and Mrs. Starr McDaniels. ot j Hayti, Mo., Route 1, and Cpl. Paul i Mason, whose wife, Benelta, and) parents, Mr. ana Mrs. O. A. Ma-! on, live In Senath, Mo., are now ; mdergoing post-truce training with i he 25th Infantry Division in Ko-! ea. I TlK'.v were; Charles L- si'aman. USN. son of Mrs. E. .Shepard, of Blythevillo; Carl C. Coatf:s, boiierman 3;c, USN, and Leroy Coates, seaman, USN, sons of Mif;. VViliie Coates of O.-;r:fnla; Earnest Smith, ship's servicrman 3'c, USN, '.vhosc wife, Rosalep. lives j ty Commissioners to stop selling dog J licenses. ', From now on they're to arrest any dog owners whose dogs don't have tags. The commissioner said something had to be done about some 2,000 '• Shep.'ird, | cjogs running around the county. } ._/• ™' s Runneth Over DENVER UP) — Percy Stewart ol Denver is one happy man. Early yesterday he got word his in Li.'nrhvillo, and parents, Mr. and I oil well in Wilson County, Kan., had Mrs. Henry W. Smith, live in Mon- ctte. Fortune for Fortune „ [ Cpl. Mason Is a radio operator of j ASHEVILLE. N. C. (If, he 3Sth Infantry Regiment In \ a sma11 fortune to tell leadquarters Company, while Pvt.' here. WcDanicl Is a clerk in the Service Jattery of the 64th Field Artillery Battalion. -It COS'S fortunes rome in at a rate of 50 barrels an hour. Last night he learned his son, Cpl. James W- Stewart, a prisoner for over two years, had been freed by the Communists in Korea. Heat Depreciation of heating equipment ' Barrel of Trouble PASADENA, Calif, tffi— Six-ycar- Maj. Gene Bradley and Capt. Robert G. McGraw. both of Blythc- ille, tire at Camp Bullis, Texas, aking a two-week course in Miji- ary Intelligence School. R. A. Friend, stationed at Mitch- I! Field, New York, has been pro- noted to staff sergeant. A mem- cr of the 2500th Air Police Sciuad- on. he is the son of Mr .and Mrs. J. P. Friend of Blytheville. Four Arkansans from this area were among the 12,000 men who participated in training exercises of Task Force 13 in the Pacific re- Chafed Skin Smarting misery, amazingly relieved when medicated Rciiiriol— rich in lanolin—is applied to cliaicd skin. Lubricates, medicates, helps to heal llathc tender skin wild mild KninolSonp DECIMAM OINTMENT UUBjJPISlI VH, and SOAP It was Ro.sie Reed's turn to cross a palm will) silver yesterday whf.'i she applied for a county license. It, cost her S!,000. 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