The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 18, 1953
Page 9
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1953 BU'THEVII.LE (ARK.) CDVRTER NEWS PAGE N'lNB I'vebeendoinda/otoftdfk when it seems like this little, fellow coolduse some i Color TV Makes Debut But for Most People It's a Long Time Off By ROBERT E. GOGKR WASHINGTON (AP) — The gateway lo a color television era has been pushed open anew by the government, but color TV for the average fan is still many months and many hundreds of dollars away. Virtually no color receivers are, ent sets could see Ihem in the available lo the puollc now and usual black and white. probably won't be for months, or longer. And when they do come, industry sources estimate a color >set. with a 12'i-inch picture. will cost about $1.000 at first. Mass production is expected to bring the price down later. For broadcasters, loo. color TV will mean bis outlays of money. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced late yesterday its approval of a new color broadcasting system. Almost at once, networks were on the air with color telecasts, racing to be first. Owners of pres- QUICK LEAVE - After months 'n the Fat East, Cpl. Norman Wagner, 20, got • one-daj leave back to the U. S. He took the quick leave to comply with Army regulation* requiring him to tak« re-enlist- menjjeave in the U. S., so that he could spend his next tour in Japan. After a day of sightseeing In San Francisco, he returned to his job at Camp Sasebo, Japan. Help Yourself to Hcaltk! HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK. ARKANSAS '*" Health and happiness *r« »l r vrayi in season — and thtrt't no better place to give them * booit than Hot Springtl v Here, in the nation's only '' U. S. Government controlled health resort, tht aeaion i« alwayi right! A »taff of expert attendants is maintained m the Majestic Hotel bath depart- i ment. Under their tlcillful % treatment, you'll feel glow- •j ing health and contentment ^ replace ache«, tension and worrits.' MAJESTIC WRECKER SERVICE Tom Little Jr. For fast dependable wrecker and 'ow strvlce please call me I have Ihe largest, best equipped wrecker in this part of (he country . . . N 0 j 0 h t oo large . . . y 0 job too small. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. FCC emphasized that point In approving a new system replacing; one developed by the Columbia Broadcasting System and approved by the commission in 1950. The new system was developed by the industry through il.s National Television System Committee (NTSC) and was proposed for adoption by the. commission last August. Commission approval means it will standardize color broadcasting systems, of which there are several. Developed Through NTSC The new system becomes the official color mei-hod 30 days after publication of the announcement in the Federal Register, government bulletin. It may take a week or 10 days for publication. Meanwhile, NBC is planning a special Christmas broadcast in color, as well as the Pasadena, Calif., Tournament of Roses parade, preceding the Rose Bowl football game. Both NBC and CBS are planning color telecasting of their regular programs on a rotating basis plus some regular shows, expanding operations gradually. ABC reported it is not equipped for color, bvit will be, now that a new system has been approved. Du Mont said it planned color programs but has no schedule thus far. NBC claimed it was first on the air with color last night, carrying a bulletin with a colored insignia at 5:59 p.m., EST, and a color telecast at 6:30, CBS claimed, the first color program at 6:15 p.m. Electronic System The CBS color method, which the new system replaces, required a mechanical revolving wheel inside receivers. The new system is electronic, without moving parts. The CBS system required extra equipment for present receivers to receive color broadcasts, and then only in black and A Christmas Story By WALT SCOTT Search for 'Mad Dog' Killer Is Pressed in North Oklahoma TULSA. Okln. Wl — City, county. | caliber used in (lie shooting state and federal authorities were combing areas near Broken Arrow, Coweta and Alsuma today searching for a "mad dog" killer they believe is responsible for at least three brutal shooting's. Tulsa Police Chief Joe MeGuirc said somberly, "We've got a mad dog killer on our hands and we Sunday of Vol Dale Royster, 24- year-old Tulsan, and Henry Unruh,) a Deewy farmer, Nov. !0. [ Royaler, police theorized, UTS kidnaped niter the rent-a-trailer j firm where lie worked n,s an attendant was robbed of $69. His body was found in a ditch eight miles south ot Broken Arrow, Tough Times for Cows OTTAWA, Kan. </P'i — "T h r droiifiht," reasons ment culler H. H. Brit I MIM, "really musi, be rouuli when sifpfs start CHI ins stuff like I his." HP fmmci t\vo Indian hfad pon- II ices, four nails and a cotter ke/ in a steer he butchered. want to find him before he kills Unruh, 50, was shot near mid- more." night after telling a Hnllowi n The prime suspect is Quincy masked gunman lie li:id only <• O'Neal. 33-year-old Negro wanlrdJHe was Main in bed at his nn il on charges of murdering his wife {home in Washington County, and federal flight to avoid prosecution. 1952. His Wife was shot Aug. 3, Officers disclosed yesterday a slug taken from the body of his wife was fired from the same .45- white. The CBS system, never received wide acceptance. A clampdown on strategic materials during the Korean War prevented quantity manufacture of sets. Industry officials have indicated few of the new NTSC color sets have been manufactured, and virtually alt are in the hands of manufacturers, dealers «nd others in the industry. Dr. W. B. Q. Baker, vice president of General Electric and chairman of NTSC. has said color for the millions may be two or three years away. The PCC announcement said it has been estimated it will cost a television station up to $187.890 for all equipment needed for participating fully in color broadcasting. If a station wanted to handle network programs only, it might get by for $24,500 worth of new equipment, the FCC estimated. UN Troops Get Yule Greeting From Rhee . SEOUL IVP)—South Korea'.s President Sygman Rhee today .sent Christines greetings to U. N. Troops with the "fervent prayer that the bonds ol friendship and comradeship forged in this Communist war can promote the cause of peace on earth." Rhee referred lo the Korean War several times as thouph it, were 1 continuing and at one point told U. N. forces: "Only by defeating t.he modern barbarians cnn we bring peace to the earth an ensure the eternal reign of justice and mercy." "If, we do not fight now and win, 1 ' Rhe.e warned, "we shall have to fight again much closer to your homelands. It could be much worse. then, especially for those you hold dear." SANTA — 1" the traditional St. Nicholas manner, this priest in Rome, Ilaly, carries a large sack of goods which he will distribute during the Christmas season in the Eternal Everyone Gets In the Act At British Theater LONDON (fP}—A farce called "13 for Dinner 1 opened lasi, night wii.h all RiUlfry rpRardless barred by, the producer, who denounced ihem as "play-wreckers." The evening was a disaster. Extra cops had to rush 300 members of HIP Gallery First, Nighters dub who .si nod in Hie lobby and booed Urket holders. T!it* hmband of t,he phty'.s com- mr-diannc punched a playgoer on the nose for low-rating his wife's performance. Hubby was threalp.ned with n date in police court. A rhara- iMe.r on the stage said "1 dunk I am the most bored man in (.own and a character in l-he audience shot back; "Oh, no, your'e NOT." Upstairs 1150 British army, navy and nir Force men lei. in free to pack the pallery sat through the performance with "the dogRe.d .sort, of discipline that wins wars," a.s a reviewer later put. it. London Press reviewers gave the offering the sever- est IroundiiR of the .SPHWII. Producer Emito Littler nnnouiH'i'd Christmas Wreath Stolen Sept. 9 at, thn Phoenix Thnalrc and closed Hirer niuht;; hit CM'. lions in front of the main public iibr.iry building on Pilih avenue. Mouth parts of some insocf?: are I Canadian pioneers often carried adapted for biting, others for suck- ipotnf.on.s in their pockets as a curs it\K and tapping. for rhnumaiiflm, ,,, since IS'94- The Sign of Bad Weather is no proDiem... At Our Drive-Up Window .T. C. Bradley makes a deposit for Cnrliss Candy Company. Air. Bradley, a salesman, has been with the company for three years. (Join our f&HHSIMBi Now! Santa will be a most welcome guest in 1954 when he comet with sack brimming over with wonderful gifts and all - bills - paid - in - advance through your Christmas Club membership. Your weather worries are over when hank by auto. All you do is drive in the alley from Ihe west off Railroad Slrect to our Drive-Up Teller's Window in the rear of (lie First National Hank and hank without leaving your car. No more frost bile or wet Clothes! ANY KIND OF WEATHER IS DRIVK-LN BANKING WEATHER Extra Big All Makes of Watches! get these "Extra Big" trade-in allowances for your old watch, gardless of make! First National Bank IN BLYTHEVILLE Only National Bank in Mississippi County SPECIAL From Now Until Christmas Wyler Hamilton Bulova Longine • Gruen Elgin Gotham PAT OB JEWELER Main & Second Phone 3261 ^

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