The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1951 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1951
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PAGE SIXTEEN BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1M1 Legislatu Special ire Ends Session; Tax Boost Fails Welfare Deportment- Only Agency to Get Funds Approved (Continued from Page 1) plan was rejected. "I called the legislature back and asked them to submit a plan but they could not agree. "Nothing can be nccompltshed by a repeat performance." Okays Assessment Review Rill Before adjourning, the House approved a bill to authorize special Msslong of county equalization boards to review property assessments. The vote was 70 to 1. An appropriation to complete the contraction of the coliseum at the Arkansas Livestock Show grounds In Little Rock was approved by 79 to 13. The measure provides for $175.000 for each of the next two years. An amendment was attached lo the bill, however, giving counties $2,009 s year each for permanent buildings. Another appropriation of 512,500 for legal expenses for the Public Service Commission in conducting hearings .-on railroad utilities was approved 16 to 8. The first tax bill to provide a tw per cent sales tax on telephone and telegraph messages and hotel rooms was adopted by 61 to 22. This measure Is expected to bring in $500.000 additional for the welfare fund It .also appropriated $400,000 for Improvements to the state hospital's Benton and Little Rock units The coliseum. PSC legal fees and . state hospital Improvement requests were items on Governor McMtith's program. Lackrt Sir Votes The House vote on a motion to approve • the sales tax Increase which had been passed in the Senate, was 45 lo 47 against. Fifty- one votes were needed for passage Rebel yells and shouts from the ( flpor and the crowded gallery greeted defeat. of the bill, which had been estimated to raise an additional $12,000,000 or more a year In revenue. Rep. Paul Van Dalsem of Perry County, spokesman for the nnll- _ sales tax majority, said that if the legislature wished "to stay here nov, and raise a reasonable amount, for welfare and schools, we ore willing to stay and help." , Rep. L. H. Autry of Mississipp County, a leader of school force. and supporter of the sales tax Increase, said that as far as he knew there were no alternative plans foi more revenue. Governor McMath. who dlcln' originally favor a sales tax but wh< said any kind of tax was prefcrabli , to closing schools, had no commenl Reject Emergency Fund Senate' actions yesterday includ ed rejection of a bill to glee thi governor a $50,000 annual emergen cy fund, failure of. a bill lo pay B.OOO annually In legal fees In con nectlon with litigation filed by ma. jor railroads protesting 1950 prop ertj assessments, and passage of bill to appropriate $400,000 for r« pairs and improvements at tl: Benton and Little Rock units o state hospital. The House Journal Commltte held a second hearing last night In its Investigation into alteration a a House, record at the regular ses •ion. which ended March S. ., Seemingly^ the committee learnei little to aid It in Its purpose—find ing out who changed the Hous Journal entry to show that cham b#r had adopted the emergenc clause on the state's new "liberal taed" purchasing law. The Hous actually defeated the clause. There were frequent exchange between Attorney General ike Mur ry, acting as the committee's conn •el, and state Purchasing Agen Carl Parker, a witness. The tw have clashed before over interpre Uitlons of purchasing statutes. Committee Chairman Jack Clar! of Texarkana said he'd annonnc later what additional action th committee would take. '.ittle Chance Of MacArthur, ruman Meet SAN FRANCISCO, April 18. (AP)—There it little likelihood of a meeting between President Truman and General MacArthur n Washington tomorrow unless a direct invitation comes from the White House. "There is no plan whatsoever r such a meeting so far as 1 :now," said Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney, spokesman and close adviser of the general. Whitney told reporters that MacArthur still is working on the ipecch he will deliver before a lolnt session of Congress tomorrow. "The general started working on It as soon as he found out lie would be invited," Whitney said. MncArthur Is expected to set orlh in full his opinions on defeating the Chinese Communists with limited extension of the war in Korea. MacArthur has strongly advocated allied air attacks on Manchurian bases ami aid to the Chinese Nationalists In-amphibious assaults on the Chinese mainland. With the Courts Circuit (Civil): Bene McWilliams vs. T. R. Berr; suit to recover damages In tli -amount of S15.000 said to have bee suffered in an automobile accideni Common Pleas: Billy D. Shaneyfelt-vs. Joe Alber Hoiifield. suit to recover possessio of an automobile. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Ill April 18. CAP)—(USDA1— Hogs 12. 000; fairly active; 180 Ibs up stca dy to 15 higher than Tuesday's a\ erage, with little change on 240 Ib up; lighter weights steady to most ly 25 higher; sows steady to stron spots 25 up; bulk good and choir 180-240 Ibs 21.00-15. top 21.25 fo several loads, mostly choice unde 220 Ibs ; 240-300 lb.-,"20.50-1.00; 150 170 Ibs 19.75-20.75; 120-140 ibs 16.50 18.15; 100-110 Ibs 14.50-15.75; sow 400 Ibs down 19.00-75, few 20.00 heavier sows 17.75-ie.75; stags 14.00 10.50: boars 12.00-15.00. Catle 2.000. calves 700; about 2 loads of steers offered, these finriii moderate early Inquiry and son sales high good and choice fully steady at 35.00-36.75; heifers and mixer! yearlings In fairly liberal supply, these slow nnd encountering weak to lower bids; cows, bulls and vcalcrs steady; utility and commercial -cows 26.50-29.00; canners *and «utttr« 20.00-26.00. 300 to Take Port n Scout Circus At Caruthersville About 300 Boy Scouts, Cubs, and eaders of Southeast Missouri will isrtlcipatc in the annual Scout Clr- us to be held at the Caruthcrs- i!!c Fairgrounds April 27, Units from towns In Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties and parts o( ^le\v Madrid and Sloddard Counties vill be represented in the circus. The Cubs will present the "Dinging Brothers, Hcirndoor and Bale lay Throe Ring Circus/ complete .'itli n parade, freaks, nnd circus ticts. Stouts will act out a pageant, 'Let Freedom HSng," depicting the Ight for freedom in 1776 and will cature the Liberty Bell. The program will be presented in ront of the grandstand at the Amcrlcnn Legion Fairgrounds. Tiek- ts ore on sale by nil Cubs and Scouts in the nrert. Three Men Fined : or Taking Jeep : rom Auto Lot Two men were fined J100 and odts each and one was sentenced D 10 days In jail In Municipal iourt this morning on charges of riving a motor vehicle without the onsent of the owner. . Marlon Rochclle was fined $100 nci costs and sentenced to 10 days n jail and Hershel Gordon was ined $100 and costs on his plea of uilly to the charge. The two men were charged with riving a Jeep from the used car lot f the Blythevllle Motor -Company aturday without obtaining the permission of officials of the motor Company. Police said that Rochelle was em- iloyecl by the motor company at the irne the Jeep was taken. Chancellor Cherry Holds Chancery Court Here A regular session of Chanceo Court Is being held here today. Chancellor Francis Cherry onesboro is presiding. Several divorce suits were beins, leard. Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained marriage license yesterday at th office of Miss Elizabeth Blythi county clerk: i Henry P. Cestring and Mrs. Let! Fay Gestrillg, both of Holland. MacARTHUR llytheville Soldier, Five Buddies in Korea Seek Stateside 'Pen Pals' A lilylheville soldier and some of his buddies stationed in Korea are looking for some "pen pals." Pfc. Robert A. Reed of Blytheville wrote to the Courier News that lie and "some buddies who don't receive much mail,..would like some pen pals to correspond with." l j fc. Reed enclosed his address and that of five of his friends in the 78th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. His address is: Pfc. Robert A. Reed, RA1126939G. Medical Detachment, T8AAA Battalion. APO 301, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, (Jalil. His friends' addresses are the same, except that they are attached to B Battery Instead of the medical detachment. Here are their names and serial numbers: Set. Milton Mansfield, HA182782H; Pfc. Francis McMul- lln, RA18320376; Cpl Raymond H. Lee. RA172IJ4241; Cpl. Harry P. Sclileclmur. RA1G305021; and Cpl. Clifford I/. Franks. RA35588201. Port of Railroad Street To Become Loading Zone A loading zone was created the east side of Railroad Street the alley behtnei the Courier News by the City Council last ''night. Thirty feet north and south or both sides of the one-way strce is lo be .designated as a "no-parking" area to permit big trucks l< move In mul out of the alley. Action was taken on the recom mendation of J. L. Nabers, stree committee chairman, * Great Bear Lake and Great Slav Lake in Canada are each about 1ml ns large ns Lnke Michigan. (Continued from Page i) lane swept over the field with ghts twinkling and settled on the unway as the crowd cheered. The ship touched the runway at :29 p.m., (10:29 p.m. CST). it oiled up before ,lh€ crowd and ood lights gleamed on its silvery tries. The plane rolled (o a halt. A 'Oman gave a high, hysterical cream that signalled the temper f the crowd. The cheers swelled into a roar. Irs, jean MacArthur stepped from lie plane onto.the ramp, Then came he general wearing his familiar old-braided cap and a trench- oat buttoned high around his neck, iehind him was their 13-year-old on, Arthur—wide-eyed and grin- ling. Crowd Changes Plans 'Hie official greeting party In- Ruling Oov. Karl Warren, Mayor Elmer Robinson and high-ranking >ffleers of the Army, Nnvy, Air ^orce and Marines. They moved orwurd to .shake hands with the VlacArthurs. Spectators, newsmen and photographers surged forward and the welcome almost got out of hand Police shoved a way open for the :ionor guests. MacArthur had requested a brief ceremony shorn of any pomp except the customary military cere- nonics given a five-star general 3 u t n wave of cxc item en t s wep I ,he crowd and swamped the well- aid plans. Flash bulbs popped anil the general was caught in the glare of television lights. The color guart snapped to attention. Artiller; pieces boomed out a 17-gun salute Governor Warren and Li. Gen Albert Wcdemeyer, 6th Army commander, were beside MacArthur as he emerged from the first milling crowd. t The general halted abruptly salute the colors. He posed briefly for photographers nnd then walket slowly to inspect the honor guarc standing stiffly at attention. .Old friends grabbed his hands and shook them. Men and womei patted him on the shoulders and .surged around him. There were rolling cheers from the mass of people hemmed In behind the fence. The general waved and smiled. MncArlhur walked swiftly before the guard on an inspection that was almost a mob scene. Scores followed and around him.— trying to keep pace while police frantically worked lo clear ft path. Crowds Trap Wife and Son Mrs. MacArthur and young Arthur were trapped in the swirling throng. They stood helplessly, unable to move. Friends gathered around them to form a. tight circle of protection. Mrs. MacAthur clung to a huge bouquet of American beauty roses which hnd been handed to her by May Draft Call To Be 1-3 Less WASHINGTON, April 18. <AP>— Th« Army today cut Us May draft call from 60,000 to 40,000 men. The action follows the halving of :he April call which was cut from W.OOO to 40,000. Both cuts were based on the increase of volunteer enlistments, the Army said, Since January 64,000 men have volunteered for the Army. This is 34,000 more than the Army anticipated, tiny South Korean girl. The youngster — seven-year-old daughter of a South Korean government official—had shyly tendered the roses while clasping a little South Korean flag. Young Arthur watched the tumult .In wide-eyed wonder. Lt. Col. Anthony Story, MacArthur's personal pilot, threw his arms around Arthur protectively to shield him from the Jostling throng. "How decs it feel to be home? someone asked the boy who was .seeing the mainland for the first time. "It feels fine," he smiled. Mrs. MacArthur was smiling. Her eyes were wet with tears. "It's simply wonderful/' she said. "It's simply wonderful. We have looked forward to this." The thin wail of a baby sounded over the cheering. Women waved handkerchiefs and a group of youths waved flags benrlng the greeting "Hi. Mac!'-" "MacArthur for President" signs appeared over the bobbing heads. Slowly MacArthtir made his way through Hie crowds to n battery of microphones. He said with deep emotion: "1 can't tell you how good it is to be home. . . During these long, long, dreary years Mrs. MacArthur and I ha ir e talked and thought about It. - . This Is marvelous hospitality and a reception that we will not forget." Throngs al Hotel The Mac Arthurs then climbed Into a closed car to lead a proces- -s ion o f thousa ml s of an torn obil es Into the city IS miles away. ^Along the route, MacArthur left trie closed car and climbed into a 1931 model open Lincoln phaeton which has carried distinguished visitors into the city for 20 years. Ilarely creeping, the procession moved into San Francisco, through hundreds of thousands of people lining the streeLs to wave and cheer. The general obviously was enjoying the spontaneous outburst from his countrymen. He waved and smiled to the crowds—making no effort to speed up the column. In fact, he halted at nearly every intersection to acknowledge the greetings. The normal 30-minute drive required 100 minutes. But there was still another tumultuous scene waiting nt the St. Francis Hotel in downtown Sar rrancisco where the MacArthur party was to spend the night. Pemiscot Man Leaves Estate To University The lat* J. O. Rankiu, prominent Pemiscot County planter who died April 7, left the bulk of his estate to George Washington University In Washington, D. c., Probate Judge N. C. Hawkins of Caruthersville, said this morning. Mr. Ran kin received a master of arts degree from the university in 1912. with the exception of $10.000 left to a daughter of hts, uncle, the entire estate was willed to the university. Judge Hawkins said the real estate was appraised at'$200,000 and the personal property at about $50.000 but the inventory had not been completed; Mr. Rankin owned about 640 acres of land near Hayti. The property was left to the university's school of government. COUNCIL (Continued from Page I) system and that costs must be distributed equally among users. A scale should bo worked out to assure that persons living in paid out districts would pay a fair share only." Survey to B« Basts Mr. Stephens further said that ils survey can be made without nowlng whether or not the water onipany should be purchased anc! hat the survey should be the basis or decision on buying the utility. •We would get our fee." Mr. Stenens explained, "according to con- Tact only if the bonds were sole! i the basis of our information.' Other companies outlined similar roposals with nil bond men 'reserv- ng the right to bid on the bonds Mr. Stephens stated tlint It must e known how much each sewer user ill have to pay for service under ther plan. "We can supply that In for ma- on," he said, "and earn our moiie> rom the bond sales without cost to le city." Other companies, including the Cherry company and two Kansas irms made the same proposal. In outlining his plan, Mr. Cherrj eiterated his contention that tin ewer system can be financed onl; hrough a combination of I he sewp; ystem and water company. [ don't see how it can be ft nanced without the water company, said. "Charge to Be High" 'If you try to retire a sev,*er deb jy a service charge alone," he sale! 'I believe the charge will be s ligh as to be prohibitive. "Therefore," he continued, "I'd PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Gimrnnfeed Best Prices Kirbv Druq Stores THOSE "IN THE KNOW' choose Hudson for the lonq tomorrow VaP "Step-down 1 * deilgned Hudionirccoivo A.S.I.Ii. highest Morit Award for I h c f sccoml consocit 11 v n yea r n s a rcsrjlt of Hudson lender-ship in re- icnrch, engineering, design and manufacture. cxscv^irioj nrc suhjrcl lo chuugc without not>< SON rpAKK your cue from those "in the know" J- when you're looking for the best for the long tomorrow — Hudson has received the Merit Award oflhe American Society of Industrial Engineers — nn oilicial salute to the great durability built into every ! hidson. And no wonder! Hudson lias nigged, high, compression engines—rigid Monobilt body- and-frame*—nylon or worsted upholstered interiors with Dura-fab trim—and low-built, "step-down" designed styling. Every fact about motor-car stamina points toward our showropms. Come in—soon! DURABLE <m fOUR RUGGED CUSTOM SERIES-Uwer-PrkeJ Pacaxoker • Renowned S»per-Slx . l.x.ri..s«J. r . . Fal«U« I BURNETT HUDSON SALES inifee H»r»«t- 513 Easf Main I L Phone 6991 lik« t« have combination bonds- water and sewer—provided for In any contract granted to me." In discussing the water company, Mr. Cherry said his company proposed to pay lor any litigation resulting (rom condemnation of the water company as a means of purchase. (The condemnation route of purchase has been brought to consideration since Robert K. Johnston, owner of the water contpany. told the Council he was not interested In selling the utility and would not fix a price on It.) Mark A. Lucas, Jr., told the Council that his company would like to spend more time in study of the situation and that his company did not feel it was "necessary" to buy the water company to build the sewer system. "However," he said, "we would •nake any purchase of sewer bonds snly subject to the feasibility of uch action according to an engi- icer's report. "Our brief analysis of the situa- rion," he said indicates that the ewer system does not hinge on purchase of the water company." Mr. Lucas said his company would be interested In employing engineers and attorneys to draw up survey on both financing methods. This would be done for a fee n much the same manner as that idvocated by other bond agents. C. O. Miles said "We are interested In buying bonds—either sew er nlone or sewer and water company. We will handle the bond Issue unqualifiedly, but unless you own the water company, it will cost you a great clervl more. Would (he sewer charge be prohibitive without the water company?" Alderman Jimmie Sanders asked. "No," Mr. Mile* replied. "Why be In a «tew about this prt'l position?" Mr. Milu uk*d t Council. "Hast* sometimes oo»ts you a of money," he said, "and one goo' I reason for waiting for all the ___. is that nobody can guarantee to set I bonds at any fixed price today ut'l lees he U ignorant or unfair c \ something else. "The bond market U unstabl I and has been for some time an ! I therefore no one knows what ca : be paid six or eight months froi I now." , !l Market Uncertainly Stre«e4 (Other bond agents also . out that the uncertainty of t ket' makes It impossible to"»et fixed price on the bonds.) "rd f advise the Council lo go slo* I and get the rest of the facts," h said, "for these reasons: "1. The bond market is urtcer tain. "2. You don't know the cost pe user under each plan. "3. You have nothing to hold a: election on. ' "4. it is not known if Johnslo will sell the water company. It I! passible that lie will otter negotia tion." Mr. ^files warned that the con dernnation route of purchasing th water company would result in ^ higher price than the company 4 worth. ; "I believe it can be bought cheap' er through negotiation," he said. "I am ready to bid on the bond when the Coimcil Ls ready to d business," he concluded. Alderman C. W. Gates was ab. sent from last night's meeting, bu hod told the alderman last week h •would approve any action the might take 3 <? .by looking up numbers in the new telephone directory instead of calling 'Information" SOUTHWESTERN BELL/ TELEPHONE COMPANY \ instant-cleaning FLORS^iiM .'•.30 seconds per shoe and they look like new? Just a loucli—nol loo much—of Genuine While Bnckakm, complelely surrounded wilh dark-colored calf to keep the >sliite from soiling. That's the practical consideration that makes lliese handsome the most popular of warm weather styles.

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