The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 29, 1949
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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 19« BLYTHEVILL15 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB Liquor Licensee Loses on Appeal Arkansas Tribunal Affirms Conviction; License is Evidence LITTLE ROCK, March 29. (fl>- • } The Arkansas Supreme Coiir', heW JTSterdHy that possession of i federal liquor license Is evldeivw ot possession of liquor (or sale. It affirmed the convictio'/ cf Everett Wlmbcrly, Mcria, by lilt I'olk circuit Court on a charge ot selling Intoxicating liquor In irj territory. Wlmberly appealed th« conviction on which he waa ft^d $50 and sentenced to 35 tlayi ll Jail. Trial court evidence was that a police officer saw a inou enter Wimrjerly's tuxi stand at Mcna ttitli money in his hand, and emerge a few minutes later with a bottle of whiskey. The defendant acted as his own attorney at the trial, and tried to show that the sale vvus made by an employe. However, tie hired attorneys for the appeal to the Supreme Court, and they based their request for a new trinl. among other things, on a trial court instruction that possession of a feeler permit ".sliall be prima facie evidence ol guilt." In its 4-2 decision, the Supreme Court overruled tliat argument or the ground that no objection nac been raised at the trial. There, test. Imony was offered that Wlmberly issued a federal permit nine months earlier. Hojvever. the Supreme Court wen further lo point out that statute declaring possession of u fedora license to be evidence of possession for sale have been upheld in othc states and added: "It is a matter of common Knowledge that one docs not ordinarily procure at considerable expense a license or permit to do a particular thing without any design or intent to do the act for which such permit is to be used." Justices George Rose Smith and R. W. Robins disagreed on the ground that the circumstantial evidence on which Wimberly was convicted did not "exclude every other reasonable hypothesis." Juvenile Delinquency Still Declining Arrtftt In TTwuMnJi fc» lmo! 1933 •47 1948 Juvenile delinquency is still on the down grade from Ihe war year*, according to the FBI's annual crime report, which shows that the number of persons' under 25 years of age arrested in 1948 is lower than in 1947. Charl above, prepared from FBI data, plots the number of arrests of all persons under 25 over a ten- year period. Approximately one-half of all crimes against properly last year were committed by persons In this group, with burglary and theft tt'R leading crimes. George Peck Named LITTLE ROCK, March 29. (IP) — Govcinor MeMath yesterday appointed George Peck, Hope businessman, to the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission. The appointment completes the commission, which Is meeting here to- ds V. courier News Want Ads. J2-Year-OW Admits Strangling Boy, Aged 2 FOND DU LAC, WLs., March 29. ^ —District Attorney Jcrold Mur- pliy said Snnciny that 11 12-year- old boy has admitted he killed Michael StroUel, 2, by stniiigMnK la-sl WedjR'sday. Murphy said the boy, a velallvR to Micliae!, sobbitigly related that he j choken the child by twisting a belt around his neck mid dangling him above the floor until the body became limp. It all happened, j»Hce said the boy explained, because he hud bumped lite head as he tussled with Michael to get him into bed and "When I bump my head it nsnkes me mad." (Wisconsin law forbids use of the name of a juvenile charged with a law violation.) Supreme Court A/firms Ruling in Missco Case LITTLE UOCK, Ark,, Mar. 29— (/!'(--The ArkniLsn.s Supreme Court yesterday uf firmed a Mississippi County Circuit Court verdict awarding Albert P. Burks title to rt strip of land 200 feet wide In lUs suit njjainst Hnrry Worslcy and others. The dilute involved surveys nf bonndry lines In n section of which the sAipreme court sntd "the bane area was one of the wildest parts of Mississippi County, known as Philips Cane brake. The case was heard originally In Oflceola. These Women Drivers Read courier News Want Ads. DAYTON, O., Murch 29. WV- Maj. Fred Holdredge, 31, was in Wright Field hospital yesterday with both his legs broken. He was pinned against H wall as his wife, Jane, learning to drive, attempted to park their car, police were told. Federal Power Projects Okayed Southwest Authority Obtains Committee Approval for Funds WASHINGTON, March 2S, (/P) — The Hoiwe Appropriations committee has rejected private udllty company pleas and recommended M.000,000 In cash and $5,000,000 in contractual authority for the Southwestern Power Administration In the year starting July 1. This la the first construction appropriation approved for SPA since 1947. The commute* recommendation Included all but 1800.000 asked In the budget to continue the long range, multi-million dollar program. The committee action came allei renewed and vigorous protasis from private utilities In the Southwestern state* and equally strong approval of the entire program voiced by rural cooperatives and .*x>me congressmen In the same urea. The committee cut $8CO.OOO Iron the budget recommendation foi contract authorizations. The repo said this reduction was "In the expectation tbat conductors and oilier materials will become availubli earlier than the time contcmplat ed." It Increased from $100,000 lo $3CO, 000 the continuing fund for t gency expenses to insure conllnuou operation of electric services. II Congress approver the commit tee recommendations, the funds wl be itsed to start construction or t contract for future work on a net work of lines from government lij dro-eledrk power plant* to point In Arkansas, Louisiana and parts Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. Contracti for Power Signed SPA Adminlstriitor Douglas Wright submitted an estimated construction schedule that calls for the start thU December ol a survey for a transmission line from Bull Shoals to Marshfield. Mo. Wright said construction contracts would be awarded next Mil y nml the work completed In May, 1953. at a cost of M.288,000. Contracts made or proposed with preferred customers, Wright suld. will require ttte output from Norfork Dam In Arkansas, and from the dams at Bull Shoals, Tenkllter Ferry, Fort albson and DenLson. The projects at Table Rock. Blakcly Mountain, Lone Rock and Narrows, he said, will be needed lo meet fully expected commitments. He told the committee that efforts had failed to reach a power contract agreement with a group o; private companies. He did not believe (heir proposal was "fair" to the government. Wright added that he did not be- Supreme Court To Decide on *ari-Mutuels IJ1TLK HOOK. Mincll 29. W — I'he Arkansas Supreme Court may ay next Monday whether parl-mu- uel boiling on horse races ts a ;ame of skill or a gumo of chance. Pulaskl Chancellor Frank II. Dodge has ruled It Ls a game of kill. Hut O. D. LoiiKslreth, Little Rot*, IIILS mski'd lliu Hupmnu }ourt lo doaliirc such hotting n lot-' tery- The lawsuit, styled Lonsstiolh vs Otho A. Cook, commissioner of revenues, wits taken under submission ,-estcrday. Except in Involving » close question, as this one does the Supreme Court ordinarily Imnds down decisions Hie week tollowlni! submission ol the case. Tlic current litlmilkiu wn.s started by Jiimcs (Uncle Mac') MncKi Uttlo Rock nidlo showmivn and unsuccessful cun<ll(ta(e for governor last summer. Contending lhal purl-imilucl bet- tliiK <,n horse ure.s. authorised h Arkal'sus by n ISI35 statute, l s h fact a lottery, MucKrell (lied sull to prevent Cixik us stale revenue commissioner and cx-officio secre- Sen. Bridges to Demand Tightening Of Phases in Foreign Aid Program Bv Edwin R. llaakhiKim WASHINGTON, March 29. (/!•) — Sonalor Brldiuvi tlt-NH) complalh- •rt yi'.slerduy Hull saboluno anil Communist propaganda prevent Kmopoans from knowing what America IK doing for tlu v iu under tlic' mnltl^blllion dollar Recovery 1'rogiam. Ax Congresslonul leaders brought pressure for curly Honnto>jo of the $5,. r >UO,000,000 authorization for Mm Economic Coopi'mlton Ad- mliiistrallnn. DrldKC.i sal.I hi' and Senator McCarnin (l)-Novi would demand lightening of two plui.sus of (lie foreign aid miwinu: 1. Rigid teciulraiii'iils that nil foods, miu'hlncry, supplies and raw materials bo conspicuously labelled lo show they come from tliu vast EGA pi'oi'.ram financed by !!»• United Sl-aU'.s. This Ls'ln line with <li'.- iimmb under previous relief pro- Ki'unw tluit U.S. shipments carry a "Made In America" lalwl. . Closer Inspection "on thu ,i|«oi" Europe of nclmil use of goods, mlerlnls and supplies lo tec llinl his USD Is In lino with plniu and Here tluit the SPA pi OKI "in would drive Ihe private concerns out of tury of (lie Arkansas Kaolin: Commission friim Issuing a license to tlie (Xikluwn Jockey alul> lo hold races at Hot Utidor tho Ai'knn.sns con.slltullon Iho leisLshnuro ciinnot loltciy When Judiio IMIci: In tin; Puhi.sV.l fjhunci'i'y Court t clm'LV holdlnt; parl-mutiiel to lie a fiume of skill iiulicr Chitn a lolU'iy. MiuiKivll look no Imtiu'i action lint l/nigstrctli, who had InliT- iippealcd fivm crco to the state Miim' ik New Ford Tractor NOW DELIVERED TO YOUR FARM FOR Only $ l 336" Equipped With Only the Accessories and Implements Which You Wish to Purchase WHY PAY MORE? See This Great Ford Tractor Ask For A Demonstration Russell Phillips Tractor Company Highway 61 South Phon« 2171 Blytheville, Arkansas Nationally-Advertised BATTERIES Reduced 30 Tlio Drlilgcs-MuOiuriw amend- H'hU were added lo a stuck ol Iher propmcd clmiigw mid siwccli- s. TVnelher, nil may ujxset ilaiw of IJemocratli: leader Lucius ol Illinois for Senate paaw«« Ihls week. Lucas had hoped to h*ve tb* mulU-bUllon dollar autbodaaUon out or UM way lut weekend but Republican floor le*d«r Wlwrry of Ncbriulta snld It may b« W«dne»- day or later before that happeai. leaders may open detwt* 'nio.srtny on the BOA authorization If It wins clearance from the House Rules Committee In time. The House bill carries $5,180,000,000 •* $200,000,000 lean ttran the Senate jneiLSiirc. But this Ls off»t Hm«- \vlint by a plan to guarantee $377,000,000 of American business invest- ir.ciitfi In the European nation*. DREIFUS ' Has Plenty oi Elgins! On Easy Credit Terms! 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