The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 1, 1954
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j A* UAH It 1. X»0i (AKJk.) Russians Vent Grievances Through State-Run Papers Editor'! Ntto: Hen te another clow look *t life In the Soviet Union, n observed by William L KfM tat Wi cxteulv* travels around Uut country. The concludlnc article of Ryan's aeries will appea tomorrow. By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP ForelfB News Analyst Citizen Saveloy was vexed. "At the begining of July on Vodopyanova street," he wrote to his daily newspaper "there were assigned 62 apartments. "In all the apartments there was lupposed to be running water. The water did not run for a whole jammed Into some of the taps. After that you could get water, but only on the first floor. The house has gas, but-for the first month the gas could not be turned on be- I cause the pipes leaked." This is just one of dozens of plaintive letters which appear in the Soviet Press. The Communist party and government runs these letters-to-the-editor columns in the provincial press apparently as a safety valve, so citizens can let off the steam of their aggravation. When things go wrong, the party •nd government turn the citizens' wrath against lower-level functionaries and officials. These are accused of "bureaucratic methods" and similar sins, but they could do little about the situation any way. Citizen Savelov's letter appeared In the newspapers of Baku, oil city of the Azerbaijan Soviet Republic. There were many such missives. Housewife Zemskaya, for example, complained bitterly: "At the end of June, 1953, we received an apartment in a new building, 15 Zavokzalny St. We Were happy to get the new apartment assigned to us, hoping to have all the necessary con- viences. "However, our hopes have not been realized. We are not able to use the electric power to light the apartment. There is no transformer and the lamps quickly burn out. "In the apartment on the second floor, there are no water taps. On the first floor, the water taps leak. The doors and floors are made from warped lumber. In many apartments, the doors already stick and the floors have cracked, many chinks appearing." These are only a few of the complaints I saw during a stay of only a few days in Baku. Such grievances are constantly being aired in all Soviet capitals, including Moscow. How can this happen so consistently in a country which lays claim to being one of the greatest powers? Watch any ordinary building project in any Soviet capita!, and you wonder how it is lossible for the Soviet Union to build a strong nation. Third Rate Personnel The labor force for ordinary construction is made up of third rate personnel, many of them women and boys. They are among the lowest paid industrial workers in the U.S.S.R. If you watch long enough, you can see them inevitably wrecking their machinery by inept handling. Outside my own apart- ment I watched every morning and saw a huge steam ehove gradually go to pieces in a mas: of tangled wreckage. Women and boys lay bricks in such a way that' you can peep through holes in the brick wall as it rises. You see old women and young girls slamming away with hammers and gossiping uncon cernedly all the while. You see an old woman pushing wet cement down a chute by the simple pro. cess of stepping into the chute, sinking into the cement and shoving it along by the weight of her ample body. Yet In the Soviet Union builds good buildings, too. Buildings like the Foreign Ministry and Moscow University structures in Moscow, the big industrial plants, the hydroelectric plants and other impor- ant structures are s c a 11 e red throughout the republics. The answer is this: There is not enough manpower and know-how ;o spare for the consumer side of Soviet industry. The best skilled manpower and know-how go into heavy industry. The huge Soviet army gobbles up young men at 18 and keeps many millions out of the national economy. Labor camps are full of men and women who could be put to better use at normal civilian wore. Resolutions for the New Year Should Start With the Resolve to Do More and Talk Less By SAM DAWSOV NEW YORK Wt—A few resolutions for the new year: Everyone might resolve to stop yafc-yaking so much and start go- Ing a little more. Economists could stop forecast- Ing—especially since each prediction must start with "depending: on what Russia does" and end up "provided the consumer doesn't decide to save his money." Politicians could stop frightening people by being so grimly reas- luring. This nation never yet has had a recession it was "talked into"—the man in the street is usually the last person to notice that business has slowed down. By the same token, this nation has never had a period of prosperity it was "talked into," either. But too much talk about how things will always go on being bigger and better can make people stop and wonder. ' Auto makers could resolve to stop calling everything an accessory and charging extra for it. Please, boys, at least leave s the wheels as standard equipment. You might stop talking about the good old days as if you thought they would return. Housewives cou!d stop dreaming about.a return to prewar prices, it's most unlikely, ome factory owners could stop harping on the days when labor cost much lesatnns wh.aoS return to 1930 levels is most unlikely. Businessmen might recognize that times are changing. The frantic postwar years when people would pay almost anything for what they wanted are going, going, gone. If your profits don't set new records year after year, it will be a pity. But as long as you stay in the black, you won't become an object of universal pity. The ad men who write commer- Miss Cheesecake Of 1953 Named DARMSTADT, Germany UB—The Army newspaper Stars and Stripes has named Hollywood starlet Kathleen Hughes as Miss Cheesecake of 1953. This year's Miss Cheesecake is blonde, hazel eyed, 5 feet 8, weighs 125 pounds, and has a 38-inch bust, 36-inch hips and 24 I/ i-inch waist. She's 25, a native of Hollywood and under contract to Universal- International. Kathleen is the 10th such titlist the paper has named. Among her predecessors—Rita Hayworth, Virginia Mayo, Marilyn Monroe and Vanessa Brown. i NOTICE OF ACCOUNTS OF EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS FILED Notice is hereby given that during the month of December, 1953, th following accounts of Executors and Administrators have been filed for settlement and confirmation, in the Probate Court of Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and such accounts with their respective filing dates are as follows: No. 2191 Estate of Jack Wiser, deceased. First and final report of Irene Wiser, Administrator, filed Dec. 17, 1953. No. 2189 Estate of Andrew Jack- | cials for the radio and TV might resolve to take things a little easier. Do commercials have to be that long? And that numerous? And the pressure on the public that feverish? Too much is enough, boys. Comedians on the radio and TV could strive for a little better taste, or if that is foreign to their nature, for a little more restraint. After all, boys! there's a difference between the living room and the smoking car. The weatherman could resolve to cut down on the tricks he played on us in 1953. Farmers could get along without the droughts and the floods. Utilities and railroads could get along without the unheralded snowstorms. All but the air-conditioning men and the soda pop sellers could get along without the heat waves. And the postman might resolve to forget to deliver all those New Year bills. . . POP-EYED POOCH-Neighborhood kids in Ottawa, Kan., get a big kick out of "Lady," who, as shown above, just loves to drink. pop through a straw The six-year-old pointer is the pet of Jo Ruth Igel, son Khoads, deceased. Final NOTICE OF NEW ESTATES ON WHICH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN COMMENCED Notice is hereby given that the following is a list of estates upon which Letters Testamentry or of Administration were granted during the month of December, 1953 with the date of the granting of such letters and the name and address of the executor or admlnis> trator:' No. 2213 Estate of T. O. Poe, deceased. Letters of Administration I: issued to Lula Belle Poe, 214 Dou• gan, Blytheville, Arkansas, on December 3, 1953. No. 2216 Estate of V. G. Holland, deceased. Letters Testamentary issued to Jesse Taylor, Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1953. No. 2217 Estate of John J. Parish, deceased. Letters of Administration issued to Ella Boone, Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1953. No. 2218 Estate of Carlos J. Kegley, deceased. Letters of Administration issued to C. B. Klene, S. Highway 61, Blytheville, Arkansas 0" December 19, 1953. ,No. S219 Estate of Henry Schoepp, deceased. Letters of Administration issued to W. J. Pollard, Blytheville, Arkansas on December port of Wayne Spencer Rhoads, Administrator, filed Dec. 21, 1953. . 1971 Estate of Crawford No)le, deceased. Final report of Sybil Noble filed Dec. 22, 1953. . No. 2194 Estate of Lucile D. Haley, deceased. First and final report of C. M. Smart. Administrator, filed Dec. 30, 1953. All persons interested in the settlements of any of the above estates are warned to file exceptions thereto if any have they on or before the sixtieth day following the filing of the respective account, failing which they will be barred forever from excepting to the accounts. Witness my hand and seal as such Clerk this the 1st day of January, 1B54. SEAL, ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, County & Probate Clerk By FELTON M. METCALFE, Deputy Clerk. BetferCough Relief When new drugs or old fait to help your cough or chest cold don't delay. Creomulsion contains only safe, help* ful, proven ingredients and no narcotics to disturb nature's process. It goes into the bronchial system to aid nature soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial membranes. Guaranteed to please or your druggist refunds money. Creomulsion has stood the test of many millions of users. CREOMULSION rtlicm Ccuffei, Chtrt Cvlrft, Acuti Bronchitis RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) The United States, which bought one from Wilbur Wright in 1909, was the first government to buy an airplane. TONIGHT ONLY "Follow THE FLEET" With Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers 30, 1953. \.itness my hand and seal such Clerk this the 1st day of January, 1954. SEAL ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, County & Probate Clerk. By FELTON M. METCALFE, Deputy Clerk. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick. SATURDAY "SADDLE LEGION" With Tim Holt SAT. MID-NIGHT "SHADOW MAN" With Cesar Romero SUNDAY & MONDAY K ' ; ' :V ' V *'"-**W-:V:*W*VX<.»M«»MWWM«<V J «.. SAMUEL GOIDWYN ; Prumi Han* With Danny Kay* * Parley Granger Christmas Mail Sets New Record WASHINGTON Ufl — Christmas ail volume advanced to a new ecord this year, the Post Office Department reported yesterday. The department said preliminary eports from representative post ffices indicated the handling of bout 4 per cent more mail than year ago, when the volume eached seven billion pieces dur- ng the holiday mailing season, etting a record. Postmaster General Summer- eld announced he was sending ratulations to the whole postal ervice "on behalf of all our citi- ens" for "an outstanding job in romptly delivering the record- reaking volume of Christmas lail and parcel post." Survey Shows Labor Layoffs Near 53,000 BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Recent and planned layoffs of employes in industry and railroads which employ nearly 20 million workers, total 53,000 a survey has disclosed. The nation's total unemployed, as of November, was 1,428,000, an Increase of only 10,000 from November, 1952. Of the 61,925,000 workers in nil gainful occupations in November, 16,111,000 were in manufacturing Industries and 2,956,000 in railroads. The Associated Press survey showed that most of the 53,000 workers were laid off in the last few weeks or face unemployment by the middle of January. Although most of the layoffs appeared to be oi the long-term type, there appeared openings in other fields. Railroads and related industries appeared hardest hit by the recent layoffs, the Associated Press survey disclosed. At least 18,680 rail workers have lost their jobs or face unemployment in the near future. Texarkono Plans Negro College TEXARKANA, Ark. (* — The Texarkana, Ark., school bo«rd proposes to build and operate * junior college for Negroes — and to raise taxes to finance the oroj- eel. The board has called a special election Jan. 5 to let the voters decide whether they want to double their junior college tax — which now is 20 cents per »100 of assessed property valuation. This tax now goes for support of Texarkana Junior College for whites. Help Yourself to Health There are no important riven nor lakes in Saudi - Arabia. MEWM1JC A8THJUTIC HCriMS KIRBT DRUG STORES Remove the skin from the edge sliced liver to prevent it from surling" during cooking. UTTLf UZ— A girl needn't worry about going out with a perfect stronger—none of them are perfect. ®NEA» WRECKER SERVICE Tom Little Jr. For fast dependable wrecker and tow service please call me I have the largest, best equipped wrecker in this part of the country ... No job too large ... No job too nnalL SE8974 BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK. ARKANSAS Hcilth and happineu in il- wayi in lenon—and there's no better place to give them > boost than Hot Spring! I Here, in the nations only U. S. Government controlled health resort, the icaion ii always right! A aiaff of expert attendant! is maintained in the Majestic Hotel bath department. Under their ikillful treatment, you'll feel glowing health and contentment replace achei, tention and MAJESTIC HOTEL , u t a O a r nemtloMl ,nd iport, f.tililiii . , . m<in- taifl.d for 1h. «xclv- ilvt iiu cf M.|«lic Het.l gwitl MOX - Theatre - On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7"-00 Sat. Sun. 1:00 Where Happiness Costs So Lirrle for the Entire Family! Happy New Year! If We've made the year a little Brighter ... a little happier for you, We're glad ... and we're hoping you'll give us the chance to entertain you during the Years to Come so once again the management and entire Staff of the Murr: Say happy New Year to You All. On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature HSIU.MimiJ GREEN-TOMEWELl —AND— CARTOON SATURDAY Double Feature «*••?•/<*, Gtsj. —AND— SUNDAY and MONDAY, JAN. 3 & 4 •""HEIENWESTCOIT •VEM MILES-DICK WESSON 1 • „;«....,„.,„. ..<„.., CMOMMUGLW «ith SBiW Mfr I tMOMINIiCm K1B Cartoon & "Zombie" Serial SAT. OWL SHOW 11:30 SUN., & MON. Double Feature • ««"* OAV10 WAYNE IPETERS MARLOWE TN.TKIM1MC*,] NELUI —AND— POWER Cartoon & Short '50,000.00 CLEARANCE SALE While 40 Used Cars Lost Every cor must go—Regardless of price. Most sensational Used Car Sale in the history of Blytheville. Here Is a Partial List 1952 NASH Statesman 4-door. Radio 1 * heater, overdrive. Foam) cushions 1949 DODGE Vz Ton Pickup. Radio, heater, new mud grip tires. A steal 1947 FORD Super Deluxe 4-door. Radio, heater. Tires like new. Best buy , 194rNASH $ 1299 349 "600," 2-door. Heater, radio 1950 PONTIAC Chietain 8- 4-door. Radio, heater, sun visor. Good tires. A sharpie , 1952 NASH Ambassador 4-door. Heater, seat covers. Foam cushions. Makes bed 1949 CHEVROLET % Ton Pickup. Heater. De- * luxe cab. Good tires. Steal 3 this one 499 $ 69 1599 399 1949 NASH "600," 2-door. Radio, heater, overdrive. Makes bed. A bargain $ 4-door. real buy 1947 PLYMOUTH Radio, heater. A ff 1949 KAISER 4-door. Radio, heater, sun visor. White tires 1942 DE SOTO Custom 4-door. Radio, heater. Fluid drive Electra- matic , 1951 NASH Rambler Station Wagon. Radio- heater, turn signals. Overdrive 1946 NASH Club Coupe. Radio, heater. 50 model engine. A steal.. 1948 PLYMOUTH Special Deluxe Club Coupe. Radio, heater. Real Nice .. 499 299 399 $ 99 199 $449 $799 $ 99 1951 KAISER 4-door. Ifadio, heater. A real bargain 1939 DODGE 2-door. Radio, heater. Real good tires. Runs and drives real good 1953 NASH Ambassador Custom 4- door. Radio, heater, overdrive, tinted glass. Reclining seats. Makes bed. White tires. Many more extras. New $ave Open'til 9p.m. New Years Day SHELTON MOTORS Your Friendly Nosh Dto/er 1T7E. Main Phone 8126 $ 900

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