The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 27, 1954
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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1954 Pressure Heavy BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) SOusIs! On Ike to Make First Tariff Hike 50 Per Cent Increase In Levy to Protect Watchmakers Urged --. (AP) -1 Heavy pressure to protect a key industry in the production of delicate wartime instruments bore down on President Eisenhower today as he considered whether to" order his first major tariff increase — on imported watch movements. The Tariff Commission has recommended a 50 per cent increase in tariff rates to protect the highly skilled domestic watchmaking trade. Scores of other industries, interested in their own protection from lower-cost foreign imports, waited with interest. Lead and zinc pro- | ducers also have a tariff increase bid pending on Eisenhower's desk Foreign governments were con cerned whether the movement for free world trade — already jarred by Congress' inaction on Eisenhower's three-year plan of gradual tariff reduction—might receive another setback. Consumers Have Stake Although the TJ.S. watch industry is comparatively small, con- Senator Ellender, of Louisiana, Expected to Win Primary Today NEW ORLEANS tf) — Sen. -Allen J. Ellender (D-La) was favored to win his fourth term in Louisiana's Democratic primary today amid predictions of a light vote because of expected rain and lack of interest in the three-man race. The 63-year-old senior Louisiana Senator faced Democratic National Committee man Prank Ellis of New Orleans and State Rep. Gilbert Faulk of Monroe. Louisiana Democrats, using voting machines in every precinct for the first time, also voted on eight representatives and several state and local officials. Three representatives were unopposed. Most major state political leaders . public stand and political observers expected the Houma senator to win easily, probably in the first primary. Ellender was endorsed by former Gov. Earl Long, orother of the ate Sen. Huey P. Long, and Sen. Russell Long, son of the late senator. Ellender was a Long legislative leader before he was elected to the Senate in 1936. In his campaigning Ellender emphasized the value of his seniority and committee posts. Ellis attacked Ellender as a mediocre senator who preferred world travel to serving the people of Louisiana. Ellender has toured U.S. armed forces installations around the world. Ellis, 47-year-old New Orleans attorney, conducted a long and active campaign. His only previous elective office was a term in the State Senate. Faulk, a 40-year-old real estate and insurance agent, called for a stronger foreign policy. Proven Philosophy LOS ANGELES MB—A Piute Indian, Mrs. Tatcumbie DuPee, offered this philosophy yesterday on her 105th birthday: 'I have lived each day for itself. I think right; I try to do right; I don't worry. And I eat fresh food. That is my medicine " Veterans of Foreign Wars National Encampment here Aug. 1. PHTLADELPHL^ C^P)—President Rhee wm 5 - aeak at a memorial -ngman Rhee of Korea will share | ^ rv j! ce honorin S America's wax Rhee of Korea will share the rostrum with Francis .i= v , i iers Classified Ads. Spellman at the opening of the 1 Ther •e are 3C,000 lakes in Florida. "Laird of Skibo" Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate who endowed many libraries, frequently was referred to as the "Laird of Skibo" *(t«r a ?lace ia Scotland -/here he spent much of his early life. sumers have a stake too. Importers estimated the tariff boost, if approved in full, -would increase the cost of an imported watch bv $3.50 to $5. Since he. took office Eisenhower has turned down Tariff Commission proposals for higher duties on briar pipes, shears and scissors and groundfish fillets. He approved in part a recommendation for increasing the duty of alsike clover- seed. But the pressure for higher tar- ifs on Swiss watch movements has been built mainly on claims the domestic watchmaking craft is essential to national defense. The industry was the major wartime producer of precision instruments and timing devices. Need Industry A Senate Armed Services subcommittee, after hearing military officials testify to the "unique" skills of the" watch and clock trade, reported on Saturday that the industry must be kept "alive and vital." Domestic companies have complained that rising imports from Switzerland, where watchmakers are paid less, are damaging the market for American watchworks and causing layoffs which are scattering the trained working force. Importers contend the watch industry is not the sole maker of instruments and timers, noting that camera producers furnished them in World War n. They also argue that if Switzerland's dollar- -luge Brush Fire n Second Week In South Texas AUSTIN, Tex. UP) — A gigantic brush fire, • roaring through 5,000 to 6,000 acres of pine and post oak southeast of here, burned into its second week today. But a fire that cut a 2,000-acre swath out of cedar brake and brush country 20 miles northwest of the state capital was believed "generally under control" after de- Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers stroying three homes in the Lake -avis area last night. The roaring fires, visible for miles last night, added smoke and eye-smarting cinders and ashes to drought-harried central Texas miseries. The blazes, flared to major size .ast night after a day of 109-degree ;emperatures in this region, with out normal rainfall for months. The state highway patrol said some 250 volunteers, had the fire around Dodd City, lake resort community to the northwest, under 'general control" before 10 p.m. ast night. But the big blaze threat- ning the eastern edge of the 5,000,000-acre Bastrop State Park, 35 Titles to the southeast, burned on. Long Fly AHOSKTE, N. C. cfl — Three Currituck County prison inmates were unaccounted for after a baseball game bet—sen the camp teams of Hertford and Currituck counties. The batter knocked a long, high fly. Three fielders ran—and kept running. No building permits were issued by- the city last week. Real estate transfers recorded in the circuit clerk's office last week were: James R. Elliott to Alberta G. Elliott, for $1 and other consideration, Lot 16, Block 7, Edwin Robinson Addition. Essie and Virginia Walls to Boyce Moore, for $1 and other 'consideration, Lot 3, Block 2, Fulgham Addition. O. S. and Eula Rollison to Cleareance and Erma Storres, for $1,500, a lot 50 by 150 ft. in Block F, second replat of Pride and Gate- was Subdivisions. Gladys Barnett to Jeff and Ruthie Henderson, Jr., for $1 and other consideration, 100 ft. of Lot 8, Block 1, Highland Place Addition. Royce and Lorene Lyons to R. W. and Peggy Bishopp for $750, W 75 ft., Lot 13, and E 25 ft. of Lot 12, Block. B, O. J. Heuter's First Addition to Leachville. L. S. and Edson Wood to-M. C. and Virginia Cooke, for $5 and other consideration, Lot 4, Nick's Subdivision. Charlie and Dean Chism to Clair and Geneva- Miller, for $1 ter of SW quarter of Sec. 27-T15N Duration of Custer's "Last Stand" was less than an hour. earning exports are reduced by the higher tariff wall, the Swiss will be able to buy fewer American farm products and manufactured DOIUR-W1SE? THEN IT'S MAYTAG FOR YOUI 190 ' *-' ' > Adams Appliance Co. Inc brighten your home this year of Light's Diamond Jubilee PUT MAGIC IN YOUR CEILING. Here's a Jubilee lighting trick: Bathe your dining room table with soft light coming as if from nowhere. The secret is a new fixture that can be set in the ceiling. Light shines through a hole no bigger than a 50? piece. DRAMATIC WINDOW EFFECTS. 75-year-old light goes modern: A fluorescent fixture concealed behind a valance will fill the entire room with a warm, pleasant glow. You can buy a curtain valance with light built in. Decorating with light is inexpensive. LANDSCAPING WITH LIGHT. Even Edison didn'i foresee this one: Highlight your yard and garden for beauty after dark. Shine outdoor floodlights on your favorite trees and shrubs-and outdoor fireplace, too. Use low, hidden lights for rock gardens and pathi. NO CLOSET'S TOO DARK when it's lighted from within. Lights are available-that turn on automatically when you open the door, will light your ins and outs all year for a penny> worth of electricity. Handy for cellar and attic doors and in large kitchen cupboards. LIGHT FOR FREEDOM POWER FOR PROGRESS SOCONY-VACUUM Our Way of Saying Thanks OPEN PLAN is one of the marks of th* new Mobilgas stations. The building i* set well back on the site; the pump islands are out in the open, placed so they are easy to approach. The equipment and products needed for speedy servicte are all close at hand NEW EQUIPMENT isn't limited to th» new and remodeled stations. Even where there is no obvious change in appearance, the latest modern equipment is being installed to improve the service at the sign of the Flying Red Horse. NEW PRODUCTS to help you keep new car performance and get the best from your car. You can do just that when you make it a habit to get New Mobilgat Special and New Mobiloil Special at the Sign of the Flying Red Horse. Blythevi At the Sign of the Flying Red Horse Spotted across town you'll see modern new buildings at new and remodeled Mobilgas Dealer stations. Even at the stations where there is no architectural change, you'll notice bright new equipment They look smart and efficient But believe us, we didn't go to this considerable expense just to have good looking Dealer stations. This is strictly a case of handsome is as handsome does. There's new equipment, not because the old wasn't doing the job, but because the new will do it a little quicker and a little better. In some cases, the whole layout of the station has been changed simply because tests prove the new plan will make it easier for you to get speedier service. To go with this speedier service, two new products are winning new customers daily: New Mobilgas Special and New Mobiloil Special. New Mobilgas Special is the only gasoline that is Double Powered with: 1. Mobil Power Compound, a powerful combination of chemical additives to correct car engine troubles, and 2. High octane for greatest knock-free power from your car. Fleet tests prove that New Mobiloil Special increases gasoline mileage up to 23 percent; adds octanes to fuel performance; reduces knock and. pre-ignition pings; and adds years to engine life. To make sure that our stations match the quality of the products and the caliber of our dealers, we are sparing no effort or expense. We're building this better service for you; to get it, all you need do is pull in at the Sign of the Flying Red Horse. AGNOLIA PETROLEUM COMPANY One of the Flying Red Horse Companies F. L REGAN MOBIL SERVICE STATION Ash & Division BIytheville DOYLE'S GATEWAY MOBIL STATION West Rose St. BIytheville J. E. ENGLAND and SON LONG'S MOBIL SERVICE STATION Ark-Mo Stateline These Stations Offer You Tht Finest In Car Service Magnolia Petroleum Products, BlythfyilU

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