North Carolina Newspapers

    Brief Review Of State, National And World News During The Past Week
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Washington — Construction
bids on 17 Veterans Administra
tion hospitals will be advertised
for before the first of the year,
lieutenant General R. A. Wheel
er, chief of army engineers, said,
Architect-engineers -are revis
ing plans and specifications to
bring them Within the WSt* and
space limits necessitated by ris
ing costs and limitation of ap
propriated funds.
In addition, the Corps of Engi
neers has issued directives foi
t* complete redesigning of 37 hos
pitals including (general medi
cal and surgical institutions un
less specifically designated)
Charlotte, N. C-, 600 bed; Durham
N. C-, 50 bed; Salisbury, N. C.
960 bed (neuropsychiatric.)
At the close of the day’s work
washing the shoulders of work
stock with a cold water strong
salt solution will help keep then
in healthy condition.
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Washington — North Carolina’s
public works making up lot
time lost during the war.
the total for the same
last year to reach
The Federal Works Agency an
nounced that contract awards
for the firjt six months of this
year/ shot up $8,826,000 above
Included in the total are State
contracts for $15,899,000, county
contracts for $2,219,000 and muni
cipal contracts for $5,785,000.
South Carolina contracts were
$3,799,000 above those for last
year, the 1947 half-year total be
ing $13,813,000. Virginia in
creased public works by $6,622,
000 for a total of $24,040,000.
Most of the North Carolina con
tracts went to highway con
struction, including Federal-aid .
program works, totalling $14,
631,000; building (nonresidential)
amounted to $4,915,000, sewer
and water works to $1,782,000;
and other work to $1,565,000.
Moscow — The newspaper,
Evening Moscow said that quin
tuplets — three boys and two
girls — had been bom to a farm
woman in the Buriat Mongolian
Republic of the Soviet Union.
A dispatch said the mother was
Khondizwq Fopdzapova of a col
lective farm near Ulan Ude in
the Shitkansky locality of the
Bargazinsky Aimak region.
It was reported that the chil
dren bom "recently,” all were
normal and were progressing and
that the mother was well. The
collective farm has donated mon
ey for the family, the report said.
It’s Here!
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Ihe JNew Spartan
Radio Combination Record
Player- Standard and
F M Reception
Prepared To Keep Warm
We Have Universal
Electric Blankets
Heating Pads
» Automatic
* Wood Savers
Edwards Fitrn. Co.
Sparta N. C.
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Hunger And Privation To
Mark Winter lit Europe
London — The governments ■
md peoples of most of Europe y
ook forward to a Winter which
vill bring hunger and privation
» millions, an Associated Press
survey indicated.
As ,the drought-stricken con- ]
inent gathers in the last of its ,
larvests—officially estimated to ^ ,
>e subnormal in most cases— 1
statements from many quarters ,
stress the need for help from ,
abroad. America is on almost ,
everyone's tongue. It is em- j
phasized that the need is likely
to increase when snow begins to
(all. .m ,
The continent-wide survey in
dicated that shortages are ex
pected to be most acute in the 16
Western European states banded
together in the Marshall plan for
economic recovery.
Some of these countries re
ported small surpluses of some
kinds of food which might help
their neighbors through the cold
months ahead, but in general
they appeared to be the least
able to help each other.
Agricultural ministries in many
countries were saying that pros
pects were either just “fair” or
positively discouraging, and in
some regions there were predict
ions that millions will be fed
as poorly next Winter as they
were in the most unsettled years
of the war.
In mid-September, with the
sun still shining and the gardens
still yielding produce, several
countries were announcing sub
stantial reductions in food ra
tions. Many careful observers
said such cuts were merely a
beginning of what is in store
for Europe.
Food is only a part of the
dreary prospect. Millions will be
cold because of the fuel shortage.
In many parts of Germany
there will be no fuel for homes
except such wood as household
ers are able to gather from for-,
ests and trash heaps.
In Sweden, governmental
agencies were able to make a
precise calculation—living rooms
may be heated, to 60 degrees fah
renheit if the Winter is mild, 50
degrees if it is severe.
A geod dairy cow requires a
large quantity of water, and the
milking cow needs considerable
more than the dry cow.
Small Farm
For Sale
I am offering for sale my
25-acre poultry farm, lo
cated IVt mile from Saddle
Mt. church near the Blue
Ridge Parkway. Property
consists of the land, a six
room frame house with
running water and electric
lights; also one 2-room ten
ant house and small barn.
My poultry buildings will
house 1000 laying 'bans. 1
have 700 white Leghorn
pullets coming into pro
duction. Also have 1 saw
mill, corn crop, 1 good milk
cow, 1 hog and 1 7-year
old horse. All this property
is for sale and since I am
leaving for another loca
tion, will sell at a reason- 1
able price. See me near
Saddle Mt., or write me at
Eunice, N. C., Rt. 1.
Price Drop In
Foods Reported
The price tags on major food
terns were lower at many gro
:eries and meat markets across
he country Saturday according
0 Associated Press reports—af
er the public got a quick taste
>f the record high cost of eating
tnd found it too bitter. *
A spot check of representative
:ities from caost to coast dis
posed that fresh meats, butter
>r eggs, or 'fill' three items, were
town from the record retail price
peaks in most sections.
In most places the retail prices
were only a few cents lower than
two weeks ago, but. in some cities
the slashes were much sharper.
In Seattle, for example, pork
it 75 cents a pound represented
1 drop of 18 cents; in Denver, but
ter fell 13 cents to 79 cents a
pound; in Washington, D. C., sir
loin steaks dropped from 93 to
79 cents a pound and porterhouse
steaks from 89 to 73; at Philadel
phia eggs dropped 10 cents a doz
en, selling at from 79 to 87 cents.
However, in a few cities, prices
were still climbing on some foods.
Retailers, market analysts and
business research organizations
agreed that consumer resistance
was a major factor in the declines.
Refusal of many housewives to
buy the highest priced food items
at their stores caused a drop in
the wholesale price level which is
now reaching the retailer.
Dunn and Bradstreet reported
that discrimination against high
priced meats, butter and eggs
continued at the retail level, and
that sporadic resistance was
“generally strong -enough to halt
the spiral” in some {pod lines.
Food sales, however, were
heavier than the week before with
poultry, cheese and inexpensive
canned meats in heavy demand,
the Business Research Fund said.
Meanwhile, some basic foods
including milk, continued to rise,
and the general price outlook
Washington — President Tru
nan’s “waste less” food pro
posal versus Republican Senator
raft’s “eat less extravagantly”
aids fair to become a hair-split
;ing political talking point
The President’s first step in
» program to help Western Eu
rope without shooting domestic
prices still higher, came near the
ind of a week marked by:
1. More talk of a special ses
sion of Congress.
2. Continued discussion of
presidential candidates.
3. Further heckling of Taft
that began to backfire, even in
some labor circles.
4. The emergence of a new
kind of stump speaker—a hu
morous satirical Mrs. Martha
Taft, who injected some old
was obscure. Although prices in
most wholesale food markets and
on major grain exchanges started
a steady decline a week and a
half ago, prices leveled off and
in some cases, staged comebacks
late last week. Also, the pon
derous wholesale price index of
the Bureau of Labor Statistics
hit a new postwar peak during
the week ended Sept. 20. How
ever, the index did not take into
account some price declines late
in that week.
fashioned Will Rogers stuff into
a rollicking G. O. P. rally at Se
It is extremely important to
get collars that fit the horse or
mule and then be sure that hames
are the right size for the collar.
Get split-second relief of Cold Miicrioi witfi 66*
Ike largest selling Liqeid Cold preparation m tfce 0 S.
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Square Dance
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Saturday Night
8:00 RM.
Music by Howard Joines
And His
Little Brown Jug Fiddlers
To Be Held A
Community Building
Don’t Miss I
The Big Home ^
Friday-1:30 7
Sparta YS. *
Rural Retreat
After The Game Refresh Yourself With A
Soda And Sandwich Here.
B. and T. Drug Co.
Sparta, North Carolina
FRIDAY at 1:30 P. M.
Sparta vs Rural Retreat
Back Tlie Home Team
We Congratulate Coach Joe Bill Reed
And Ever Member Of The Team. *
Good Sportsmanship Is One Of /
Your Biggest Assets
CnitfYftii Motor
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