The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 4, 1954
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1KWTOAY, JANtTART 4, 19M BLTniEYTLLE (AWK.) COURIER Tobacco Industry To Dp Own Study On Cancer Cause NEW YORK (AP) — A tobacco industry research committee has been formed by cigarette manufacturers and tobacco groups to conduct research on "the theory that cigarette smoking is in some way linked with lung cancer." An advertisement appearing today in many major newspapers oC the nation says the manufacturers believe "the products we make are not injurious to health." The display advertisement adds, however, that medical research should not be dismissed lightly "even though its results are Inconclusive." Formation of the committee, which includes all but one major American cigarette manufacturer and several associations of tobacco growers, was announced yesterday. Others may join the committee later, a spokesman said. The advertisement, headed "A Prank Statement to Cigarette Smokers,'.' was the industry committee's first activity. The united industry members, the announcement said, have pledged "aid and assistance to the research effort into all phases of tobacco use and health," including financial aid in addition to funds already being contributed by individual companies for medical research. The committee's advertisement noted statistics purportedly linking lung cancer to cigarette smoking, and also mentioned that some scientists have questioned the significance of recent experiments on 30G 1945 '44 '47 'It '49 '50 '31 '52 '53 MORE "DOUGH" AROUND —Personal income in the U. S. may reach an all-time high of $284.2 billion in. 1953, according to data released by the U. S. Department of Commerce. Above. Newschart traces the rise in personal income from 1545 to the present. After dropping to approximately $205 billion in 1949, there has been a steady increase in the amount of green stuff you receive each year. lung oncer. Deep Concen "For more than 300 years " the advertisement declared, "tobacco has given solace, relaxation and enjoyment'to mankind. At one time or another during those years critics have held it responsible for practically every disease of the human body. One by one these charges have been abandoned for lack of evidence. "Regardless of the record of the past, the fact that cigarette smoking today should even be suspected as a cause of a serious disease is a matter of deep concern to us." The advertisement, calling the committee the industry's answer to questions about "what we are doing to meet the public's concern," declared: "In charge of the research activities of the committee will be a scientist of unimpeachable integrity and national repute. In addition there will be an advisory board of scientists disinterested in the cigarette industry. A group of distinguished men from medicine, science and education will be invited to serve on this board. These scientists will advise the committee on its research activities." Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co, Is he only major cigarette manufacturer in the nation not listed as a committee 'sponsor. ?AGE Holdup Man Is Generous BALTIMORE (^i—Mrs. Helen Teller was ori her way to church yesterday morning when a young holdup man accosted her and announced: "This is a stickup." Told she was carrying no money except church envelopes, the bandit decided to check for himself. He reached in Mrs. Teller's pocket book and found no loose money. Rejecting the church envelopes he said as he fled: "All right, you're a good kid. Keep going and don't turn around." When Sigmund Romberg died at ;he age of 84, he left 78 complete ight operas. Irs ASPIRIN AI IIS «!5T St.Joseph 36 tabl«)» 25c -100 for «»e . 200 only 79c "Our New Year Thought" WE ALCOHOLICS of the BLYTHEYILLE GROUP came to believe that this is a good world and who will work this year to make it a better one; alcoholics to whom honesty is not a policy, but their normal state of being; whose consciences respond to right and truth with the steadiness of the needle to the pole; alcoholics who have the courage of their convictions and dare to proclaim them though the heavens totter and the earth yawns; alcoholics who prefer honor to wealth, truth to sophistry, kindness to covetness, humility to grandeur, usefulness to reward; alcoholics who have found their business and attend to it; who neither lie, shirk, nor meddle; who have a definite aim, go straight for it, and treat failures as stepping stones to success; alcoholics who dare to think for themselves, to drink out of their own well and eat from their own sweet bread, earned by the toiling of their willing hands and brains; alcoholics who, surrounded by barnacles, bores, busybodies, knaves, pes(s, triflers and wisecrackers manage to maintain their faith in God and the high destiny of the human race. Through prayer and meditation we can do a lot toward joining the forces that licked us. These plans have brought peace and happiness to thousands of alcoholics. Prayer and meditation plus action. Action in the form of SERVICE TO OUR FELLOWMEN. Action in remembering to place principles before personalities. To sum it all up, we can exchange good for bad, lies for truth, arrogance for humility, hate and resentment for love. A bargain in anybody's language, we think. Would You Like to Fellopship With Us? ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 873 — Blytheville, Arkansas Anyone Interested Invited to Our Meetings Open Meetings 8 p.m. Every Friday Night Closed Meetings 8 p.m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. E. Main Street — Blytheville, Ark. / YOUR FRItNDLY SHOff STOftf Kelley presents another price-smashing January Clearance In • great storewide sal*. Cost is no matter with us. WE MUST CLEAN HOUSE TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW STOCK. So corn* early and get the choice picking from a large selection of really fine quality shoes far men, women and children. ENTIRE STOCK NOT INCLUDED ANNUAL JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE Now! Over 400 Prs. of Ladies Shoes Values 7.95 up to 15.95 InOurServe-Yourself Bins and Tables PAIR - 2 PAIRS Mens Socks Our Entire Stock • Up to 1.50 Values • We're Cleaning House n 2 1°° Prs. I • Suedes • Leathers • Sling Pumps • Opera Pumps • Casuals • Dress Shoes • Flats These Shoes Include* Sizes 4-10 AAA-AA-B Broken Lots 100 Prs. Beautiful Spring Shoes In This Selection Ted Saval Valentine Twenty One Fortunet Friendly Acrobat Shoes One Group Only For loyt It Girls PRICE MENS SHOES & BOOTS Jarman - Kingston - Douglas 200 PAIRS Sport Shoes — Lace-Ups Broken Sizes—Values to 12.95 PR. MENS JARMAN SHOES About 100 Prs. I Summer & Winter I Lace-Ups I Up to 16.95 Values I Now — Your Choice I Ladies Purses 1 Large Group Price LADIES SHOES Pair 2 Prs. FftfENDir SHOE STOftf Ladies HOSE 1 Large Group Up to $1.49 Values Some Irregulars Some 1st Quality > 51&60Ga.Dk.&Plain Heels

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