The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 31, 1953
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TEN (AKKO UOUlUfiK MJbWti TttUubl'AJt, ill, Beware the Speed Demon, Daredevil In Holiday Travels By ROBERT GOLDSTEIN' CHKAOO (AP) — Beware of the speed demon whe yw otlebrate the coming of the new year. A mrvey by The Associated Trew tod»y Indicated this type at motorist was responsible for lougnly oil* third of the near- noord US highway deaths that occurred on the nation's highways during this year's three-day Christ- nil weekend. And not tut behind was the highway daredevil. This was the driver who disobeyed regulations—cross- toe the center line, passing on hllfe and curves, and crowding the tail of. the car ahead. This type caused another fifth of the deaths, the survey indicated. In order of frequency, other major causes of traffic deaths during the Christmas weekend were: pedestrian carelessness, poor weather or road conditions, intoxication and disregarding traffic signals. - Year Around Problem The speeder is a year aroun problem. Records of the Natlona TALL TALES (Continued from Page 1) "What's wrong?" When the driv ers learn that they were- speeding they say they didn't mean to be and that it won't happen again. In some cases a fellow, well In his cups, even tries to bully the policeman by telling him thai he has the wrong man. If that doesn't work then he says. "You'll hear from me about this" or "I'll have your Job for t-is." The police shrug their shoulders and say you would think a guy would appreciate you're saving his life, • • • ONE TIME a policeman was asked where the rest room was when he stopped a car for speed- Ing. After writing out the ticket, he escorted the car to the nearest one. Says tie still doesn't know It it was a case of emergency or not. Asked by a policeman as to what he was doing with four bottles of gin in his pockets and one in his hand, a fellow told the policeman that he was drinking the gin so his wife wouldn't drink It. Those are only a few of the excuses the police around here have to listen to so unless you can think up a new one, don't waste your breath. Or better still, aon't get picked up for violating, a traffic law. Well, Happy New Year — and lay off that strong tobacco. GOP (Continued from Page 1) Columbia, S. C., continued: "It was wrong when established by a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress. It is equally wrong when followed by the Eisenhower Administration." White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty, talking to reporters at Augusta, Ga., said most of the criticism was based on mis- i Interpretation. He stressed thnt a contractor in a labor surplus area must match the low competitive bid of other concerns to get a government contract. • Rtdun Driver Faligut • CivM Safer, Quicker Siopi • PravMei •eiiKve Iraking Central COM! IN TODAYI "•tMOIX 11 —M». U.«. FAT. OFF. Phillips Motor Co. •****»*? * Chkk«M«be, n. 44M Salety Council show excessiv speed was the greatest slngl cause of fatal traffic accidents during the year. The AP survey of police record of Christmas accidents In each the nation's geographical region showed the high price paid for ex cessive speed was not limited t any single area. Speeding was blamed official!' for 9 of North Carolina's 22 traffl deaths, 4 of New Jersey's 23, 1 of California's 48, and of mi nois' 27. Excessive speed thus was the cause of 40 of the combined tola of 120 traffic deaths in the fou: representative states. Commenting on the findings In the AP survey, Ned H. Dearborn president of the National Safet; Council, which has forecast a pos sible 360 highway fatalities for the New Year's weekend, said: "The old saying that the faster you go the harder you hit should be pasted on the dashboard every automobile. Every driver should remember that his risk o: death goes up as his foot goes down on the accelerator. "The Associated Press survey shows that holiday accidents are not any different from everyday accidents. Speed is the most important driver violation In fatal accidents every day of the year. So, for this New Year's weekend and for every day of the new year slow down and live. TAXES (Continued from Page 1) icome tax reductions should spur consumer buying and help ease hreats of any business recession text year. And for corporations, leath of the excess profits tax nay pave the way for expansion ispeclally for newer and smaller irms, which can retain more of ny expanded earnings. The excess profits tax has been 0 per cent of Income above a tandard set by. law. Piled on top f the regular 52 per cent corpora- on income tax, it has Imposed a evy of 82 per cent on some cor- orate income. After tomorrow, the income tax ayroll withholding rate will be educed from 20 per cent to. 18 per ent of income, after allowances personal exemptions and de- endents. Some 46 million workers •e subject to withholding. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:3* quotation*) Mar 3310 3316 3308 3 May 3334 3340 3333 3 July 3307 3320 3307 3 Oct 3249 3265 324ft 3 N«w Orleans Cotton Mar 3311 3316 3310 3 May 3337 3343 3337 3 July 3311 3317 3311 3 Oct 3249 3262 3249 3 Chicago Soybeans Jan Men ... May ... July ... 304% 307% 305% 300% 311! 312'/« 310 304i/ 2 Chicago Corn Mch .... 1551/n 156'/, May .... 156'/, 157)4 Chicago Whear Mch .... 206'/ 2 206% May .... 206% 20T/, 304y 4 307 305J4' 300 Ji 155ft 156 311 303 156 157V 206 y 206 206" 207'/ New York Stocks (12:45 quotations) A T and T 156 Amer Tobacco 611, Anaconda Copper 28? Beth Steel 'hrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric .. fen Motors ... Montgomery Wa N Y Central ... nt Harvester . Republic Steel . ladio Socony Vacuum studebaker Standard of N J 'exas Corp ears U S Steel ou Pac 51 60 1/ 110 s / 86 y 59=,' 56 33V 72 571/, 61% 39% 36 : Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111 1 — USDA — Hogs 6,000; mostly higher; extremes 35 or more igher on light hogs; greatest ad- nnce on weights 180 Ib down- ows 25 higher; 185-230 Ib 25.50-75; vo loads under 180 Ib 25.85-26.0040-160 Ib 24.75-25.50; 230-250 Ib ).00-50; few 260-280 Ib 24.00-85, In- uding two loads 280-200 Ib at 4.00; closed dull with part of 'ad- ance lost: late top 25.50: sows 10 Ib down 22.00-23.00; heavier iws 20.75-21.50; boars weak to un- renly lower at 14.50-19.00, accord- g to weights. Cattle 1000, calves 650 ;prac- -ally no early sales on cows; her cattle about steady in clean- trade; vealers strong to 1.00 gher; small lots good and choice eer and heifer yearlings 17.00.00; utility and commercial 11.00.00; utility and commercial cows .50-12.50; lew at 13.00; canners id cutters 8.00-10.00; few at 10-50; elly canners to 7.00; utility and commercial bulls 13.00-15.00; cutter bulls 10.00-12.50; good and choice vealers 25.00-32.00; odd head high choice and prime 33.0035.00; commercial and low good vealers 17.00-24.00. WINS SCHOLARSHIP — Miss Jo Alice McQuire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene D. McGuire ol Armorel, has been awarded a one-year Kroger scholarship to the University of Arkansas. She is enrollec' in the university's school of home economics. The $200 scholarship is awarded for scholastic achievement and leadership in school, church, youth and agricultural activities. Miss McGuire has been active in 4-H Club activities and is a former president of the North Missis sippi County 4-H Council. JACKSON (Continued from Page I) nt officers will be retained, he said .nd four replaced. Plans Announced Announcement of plans of two iby officials was made this morn- ng. Gilbert Mann, policeman, submit- ed his resignation to outgoing Chief Cecil Graves and is to go with Sullian-Nelson Chevrolet Co., while re- ring City Engineer Claude Alexnder said he will join Arkansas 1 umbing Supply Co. Mr. Alexander will be associated ith outgoing Mayor Dan Blodgett i the plumbing firm. Chief Graves, who made a brief -atement on his leaving office this lorning, said that his plans for the uture are indefinite at the present me. "I would like to express my thanks i all law enforcement agencies who 30perated so well with my depart- ent during the past two years," hief Graves stated. "Work on the part of the Junior lamber of Commerce, American egion and other civic clubs and in- itutlons made our job in the po- department easier and more ant. "We are proud of having com- eted 1052 without a traffic fatal- but feel the work 1 the Jaycees d in helping to feet up school fety patrols was a big factor in at record," he said. * e Courts CIRCUIT — Civil) — Tom A. Little vs, Plants Hardware Co., $1,600 damages, each of contract. 6ABSON (OooUnwtf Iron Ftft » continue It* present growth anc the belt prospect! for sale* in 1964 will be the "teen-ageri." 8. Interest rates during the flrat >ix month* of 195* should average about as at present, except on the renewal of low-rat* loans. • « • 9. Farm lands .except near cities, will sell for lesi during the first half at 1954, when fanners profits will begin to decline.. 10. The Central and Southwest Will not suffer drought as in 1963. 11. There will be more fear of World War III as years go on. People will gradually move out of certain large cities. Nearby farm land will be split up. A rise in the price of such fringe farm land is certain. 13. The U. S. Government will give less money to the European and other nations direct; but will help them through the United Nations. 13. There will be fewer employed next June—the total take-home- pay will be less—than last June. This, however, may be a good thing for the morale of the na:ion. 14. The present administration will suffer much opposition to attempts to reduce tariffs if profits decline or unemployment increases. 15. The administration and the labor leaders will try to revamp the Taft-Hartley Bill during 1954; but bad strikes are coming. IS. I am no weather prophet, but experts expect a warmer winter for the eastern portion of the u. S. and a colder Florida. 17. Canada will continue to boom during the first half of 1954, but this may be a good time to take profits on Canadian investments. 18. The above may also apply to Southern California and Its airplane and movie industries. Both may have reached their peaks for the present. 19. Automobiles will be harder to sell and easier to buy during the first half of 1954. Both the automobile stocks and the cars will be in less demand. There will be more bargains in used cars', discounts on new cars, especially cars of the "independent" manufacturers. 20. Florida may have killing 'rests during the next few months. This will cheer up California, Arizona and Texas. 21. The Korean situation will remain about as is—as the Chinaman says, "much talkie, no shootie." 22. There will be one or two resignations from the Eisen- lower "businessmen's cabinet," eplaced by "politicians." All is not going too well. The president s not used to being pressured by obbies. 23. The first half of 1954 should le your best time to get out of lebt or at least reduce your debt. Remember that most bankers are POWs (Continued ton Pie* M carded »ny plans for a formal screening after learning that the Communists opposed such a procedure. However, Indian officers indicated, they felt a strong moral responsibility to give each prisoner n opportunity to request repatriation. One scource pointed out that the main requirement for a screening is merely to separate the'men who want to go home from anti-Communist leaders who bring pressure against them. The technique used by the Indians in making their head count fulfilled this requirement. The only thing lacking was the deliberate offering of a choice. in the business' of "loaning umbrellas when the sun is shining, and calling them in when it rains." Moreover, you cannot blame them because the umbrellas really belong to the depositors, who also will want them on rainy days! Operate so you can clean up bank loans once during 1954. 24. The companies which will prosper most are those which have Inaugurated effective laborsaving programs. Most manufacturers are learning that they cannot beat labor through mere strikes. They are winning only as they purchase new labor-saving machinery, spend more money on research and on well-directed advertising. 25. There may be some further inflation in 1954; but percentage- wise to the total national output it should not help the stock market. * « • WHAT WILL EISENHOWER DO? I Have Promised To Answer The Following Pour Questions: 1. Is Eisenhower to take the advice of Assistant President Aiams, representing certain Republican leaders, and turn to the left? Or, will he stick to his conservative election platform? ANSWER: He will stick to his election. platform. 2. To put the question in a more practical way: Will 1954 be a year of reform and economic a'djust- ment as promised by President Eisenhower, or will he give the country more inflation, and further play Santa Claus to labor, farm, high tariff and other groups? ANSWER: He is learning that 'economic reforms" must be gradual. 3. Will he run the risk of losing Congress in 1954 and the election in 1956 for a matter of principle, did Hoover in 19:2? Or, will he succumb to the temptation of changing his policy with an attempt to "save his party"? ANSWER: He will run the risk of losing Congress in 1954, and -he chance to run again in 1956. 4. Is a "middle-of-the-road" DoUcy practical? Will it serve both groups, or no group? ANSWER: Yes, it is practical [or working a gradual change, and t should serve both groups. Obituary Services Today For Dann Infant Ethel Lisa Dann, nine month old daughter of U. and Mrs. Arthur G. Dann, died yesterday at their home at 1701 Walnut. Services are to be conducted in Coob Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. today by the Rev. J. H. Melton. Burial is to be in Elmwood Cemetery. Survivors other than her parents, include a sister, Lillie Ann Dann. Lois Lunsford Rites Tomorrow Services for Miss Lois Lunsford, 48, 219 N. 21st, are to be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. J. H. Melton and the Rev. P. H. Jerni- ;an. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. She died at Walls Hospital today. Miss Lunsford served as secretary of Calvary Baptist Church for eight years before resigning due to '1 health. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Frank Lunsford, and her sister, Mrs. John Sparks. Born in Blytheville, she had lived here her entire life. Pallbearers include Jim England, I. L. Sanders, Veraon Boyd, Charles Lipford, Hubert Polsgrove and William Haynes. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Rites Held for Infant Services were conducted this morning for the Infant daughter of, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Watklns of Luxora at Holt Funeral Home in charge, j The two-day child died at Walls!, hospital Wednesday morning. She is survived by her parents. NEW YEAR <Oonttowd tamp*** » getting ready for their annul march in comic drew tomorrow down historic Broad street. Across the continent, finishing touches were put on W flower-decked float* for the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Review. The year—Famous Books theme this in Flowers. San Francisco expected *• usual mob scene on Market ttreet. From 6 o'clock on tonight, only pedestrians will be allowed on tha key three miles of the main thoroughfare. Partie* for Reds Toiling up the slopes of PlkejJ Peak, near Colorado Springs,-'' Colo., today were three members he AdAmAn and eight guests. They will welcome the New Year with fireworks visible below—provided clouds do not obscure the 14,110-foot summit. It's an annual AdAmAn stunt. Some 412,000 American sports :ahs already had paid an estimated $1,729,000 to watch nine football 'bowl" games on New Year's Day. The daddy of them all—Pasadena's lose Bowl—was due to draw the biggest crowd—just over 100,000— o see Michigan State meet UCLA. Beyond the Iron Curtain, in Mos- :ow, there will be countless parties n hotels, "palaces of culture" and workers' clubs. Big restaurants, ite Moscow's Hotel Metrople, been sold out for months at 40 rubles ($35) per person. That ncludes dinner and champagne. The New Year is the start of he holiday season for the Bus- ians. The Russian Orthodox Church observes Christmas, In ac- ord with the Julian Calendar, on an. 7. On New Year's day Grand- ather Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, will distri&uta his gifts to the children. Lady Supervisory Position With Sears in Blytheville Outstanding opportunity for local lady between the age of 23 and 36 for a business career with Sears, Roebuck and Company. Position open enables you to be one of the leading business women in the city. Good health, high school education or better necessary to meet requirements. Excellent salary and -.working conditions along with many benefits including merchandise discounts, paid vacations, paid holidays, relief periods, and many more. Applicants should apply in person at Sears Catalog Sales Office, 217 W. Main St., for interview witk company representative January 4, 5, and 6 between 8: A. M. and 5:00 P. M. Experience not necessarily required. T Not Second Grade or Inferior Quality — But the Finest Fryers Money Can Buy • FRYERS GRADE "A" FRESH DRESSED LB. 10 LB. BAG CAKE MIX COFFEE 3 IB. CAN Betty Crocker J 3 BOXES FOLGERS LB. CAN TOM. SOUP BLACK EYE PEAS 1 PORK JOWL POTATOES Campbells CAN LB. PKG. CURED LB. RED 50 LB. 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