The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 14, 1953
Page 6
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PACE SIX BLTTrTEVILlB fARlt.T COUWER FEW! MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, Despite UN Embargo— Hong Kong Flourishes Again As Red China Trade Spurts By VUED SPARKS NEA Slaff Correspondent HONG KONG — (NEA) — The Chinese Communists are now smashing at Allied unity order book — something they could never do with a.burp gun. With the Korean battlefield silent, our allies — almost to a man — are falling all over themselves in their desira to do business with Peiping. i The American position is that any trade with Red China, particularly in irllitiry materials, will help secure Dictator Mao's throne. Our ships are forbidden to land at Red Chinese ports; U. S. tourists visiting here are warned by the Consulate against buying as much as a pocket-comb imported from next-door China. But from my window on the great port of Hong Kong, I can see, among the junks and sampans, steamers from many allied nations ridinc at anchor before the final dash to Chinese mainland ports. During the shooting days of the Korean War. there were plenty of, under-the-counter dealings with Red China, in strategic materials forbidden by the UN as well as non- strategic materials. Gasoline, for example, is on the UN's forbidden list. Chinese fishing junks gassed up in Hong Kong and sailed to nearby Macao, an easygoing Portuguese colony where about' the only enforced law prevents knife fights in hotel lobbies. There the precious petrol was siphoned Into Communist tanks. But while so many boys were being crippled and killed in Korea by Chinese Communists, even the trade hungriest merchant (and country) hesitated to push too far. Now the lid is off. Even without the slightest shred of guarantee that another grand Chinese attack will not be launched, the UN embargo is crumbling like a lightweight's chin before Marciano's lists. From London to Jakarta, from Singapore to Tokyo, the cry is: "Profits before politics!" Naturally, Hong Kong is the best | HONG KON'G TRAFFIC is busy, with everything from small lampans to ocean-going vessels. This Chinese woman steers her sampan past a Hong Kong steamer. ! ony, Sir Alexander Grantham, who) "Tokyo — Trade-Wlth-China and often goes about in a gray top hat I Do-Away-With-Crises' rally held. . . a If this were still the 18lh Century Agreement signed to supply China of the British Raj. plugs the London j with steel pipes, iron sheets, rail- line that maybe Mao can be anoth- road equipment, auto parts and r-norir i »nnn k <siill used to t cr Tlto - He toltl a reporter: ocean going ships." (Alt such gear, COOLIE LABOR IS SHU used 10 T —(:„,„„.„ !>,„( (ho — • ....... 1_ speed merchandise. This Coolie Is unloading a ship in Hong Kong harbor. place to hear the cry. It sits on the edge of huge China like a fly on an elephant's back. It Isn't a city — it's a. shop. It manufactures little and its purpose in life is to shuttle the world's goods to China. The West's tiff with China has been as good for Hong Kong's business as leprosy In a restaurant. Somehow Hong Kong — one part British and 99 palls Chinese — blames the U. S. for its woes because the U. S. is too hard on potential customer Red China. The Governor of this Crown Col- 'I anticipate that the Chinese could he used for further conquest,) Communists will not only be willing I "Jakarta — A mass movement of to do business with the West but ships experienced in running the will also want to do so: politically I Chinese Nationalist Blockade are because China won't want to rely moving to Indonesia as a result of too much on one power, Russia. ; its agreement to supply (Red) Chi- • and practically because Russia will n a with rubber "London — Board of Trade de- : cides passenger cars carrying not more than six persons are no long-! cr 'strategic' and can now be sold not be able to supply China, with all she needs." * * * In this cute paragraph Sir A'.cx- ander neatly provides a moral rea- to China." (In other words, eight son for the good business he feels Red Chinese soldiers in a car are , is available, even though every re- bad; six Red Chinese soldiers in a ! port shows Red China moving yet car are OK.) i closer to Russia. I And the iinal payoff is this New 1 A look at the business ticker York dispatch: shows others drooling to make hay "Chinese bonds gain in anticipa- while the truce shines: tion of expansfon in trade.' FACE FUTURE WITH MUSIC-A group of Chinese POW's who refuse to return to their Communist homeland pass Hie time by playing improvised musical instruments. In line with the terms 9t the Korean truce, they will be turned over to the Indian troops, who are supervising prisoners who refuse repatriation. Osceolo News By BETTYE NELLE STARR reindeer driven by Santa Glaus. In the afternoon games of pitch, Mrs. W. C. IVInson won high, Mrs J. L. Ward, a guest, won seconc and bridge was won by Mrs. J. A. Figg. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cox and daughter, Afton, spent the week end in Dumas, Ark., as the guest;; of Mrs. Cox' sister, Mrs. H. P. Wilson. Mrs. S. W. Qgan of Wynne spent several days this week with her; daughter, Mrs. E. L. TaliaTerro. \ Bonnie Tnliaferro's sixth birthday; prompted her grandmother's visit this week. ; Among the rnid-wcek. Memphis; visitors and shoppers were Mrs. C, E. Sullenger, Mrs. Kate Hale, I *„„„„.-,., Mrs. Spencer Driver, Mrs. J. H. j ,-,,,, . . , . Lovewell. Mrs. .Jesse Cramer, Mrs i Colbert entertained ' | THU',h Club Meets The Widows Pitch Club wns invited to the home of Mrs. H. J. LevcnsLcln Thursday nitfht for a chicken chow-mem dinner. Included in the guest list was Mrs. J. W. Whitworth. The small tables where the guests were sen.Led were centered with clusters of holly berries. Mrs. Jim Cartwrlght won high score and Mrs. V. C. Colbert won second. Mrs. Colbert Hostess Mrs. Lona the three-table pitch club at her home Wednesday afternoon. Ambrosia, fruit cake and individual | ^ cakes topped with a cherry pom-1 ,' Bob Howerton, Mrs. T. W. Hutson, Mrs. C. S. Johnson, Mrs. Billie Beall, Mrs. Ed Shippen and Miss Massey. ' . Harry Miller, Jr., was in The foyor.of-.Mrs. Colbert's home was decorated in evergreen and blue Christmas lights. The mantle carried oiil Uie approaching Christmas season with its decorations of ing of county nurses. Some whooping cranes have five foot windpipes. to learn good grooming Teach your firsl-gradcr the importance of maintaining a first-rale appearance at all times . . . neat, trim, well-groomed. Washablcs, laundered crisp and sparkling clean, do wonders for his sense of pride and self respect ... at trifling cost to you (when we do the laundering, that is). LAUNDRY-CLEANERS PROUD is t/u? word for OLD STAGG and you'll be proud to give this TOP KENTUCKY'BOURBON AMERICA'S LARGEST-SELLING STRAIGHT KENTUCKY BOURBON 86 PROOf . rHE SIACG DIST. CO., FRANKFORT, KY. QUITTING BUSINESS SALE BEGINS TUESDAY - 8 A.M. / All Musical Instruments - Guitars/ Accordians, Ukuleles, Violins, Radios, Radio Tubes and Paris-All Fixtures I GENUINE M. HOHNER HARMONICAS All Keys - Other Harrrtonicos including Chromatics GUITARS UP Ail Sizes & Styles Both Kiddie & Majorette GIBSON LG-2 Regular Price ?7S.50 Now $59.50 SOUTHERN JUMBO Gibson Pearl Neck in plush lined hard case. OTHER MODELS & MAKES UP TO OFF Phonographs DUOSONIC—3 Tube $16.50 DUOSONIC—3 Speed $24.50 3 SPEED SONORA TABLE COMBINATIONS with good radio. Made to sell for $109.00 Now $59.50 NEW FLOOR MODEL COMBINATION 7 Tube. Regularly ... §195.00 Now $89.50 DRUM SET Includes 26"X14" white pearl double tension has? drum. 6^2" X 14" white pearl double tension snare drum. Hi-Speed pedal, snare stand, brushes, wood block, cymbal & holder. Cowbell included. Former price $199.50. One set only. ON SALE 150°° BRAND NEW RECORDS Albums to $4.95 Values ' 78 RPM or 45 RPM 46c ea. 10 for 2.50 1 / 2 PRICE & LESS Your Choice-Nothing Reserved From Sale A COMPLETE LINE OF 120 Bass—while pearl —2 shifts—was $275 Now §179.50 120 Bass—white pearl —6 shifts — was $275 * 527 Now $210 80 Bass—red pearl—Hohner —was $180. Now $85.00 12 Bass—white—Was $79.50 Now $39.50 ALL HAVE DELUXE CASE AND STRAPS LINDQUIST MUSIC STORE 107 E. Main - Blyrheville - Phone 6811 Open Nights Till 9 O'Clock

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