The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 6, 1949
Page 12
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PAGC TWELVE BLYTHEVILLB (ASK.) COUE1EE NEWS. WEDNESDAY, JULY «, 1949 Board to Retire Non-Road Bonds Monty Set Aside To Pay Principal, Interest of Notes LITTLE ROCK, July 6. UN—The Arkansas Fiscal Control Board yesterday s«t aside sufficient money to pay the principal find Interest on all oul*tandlnp non-hiRhway direct bonded obligations of the By resolution the board directed the transfer ol $1,698.123.15 to pay- In? agents for Confederate pension, state hospital and slate school bonds. It directed that the agents re tire all bonds presented in advanci of maturity at prices lixed by tlv board. These prices range Iron one half of one per rent oti bond maturing in one year to one pe rent on bonds maturing after or more years. FranV Storey, executive sec-re lary of the board, said the aetio probably will result in a consid erable saving hi The board alfo approved pay nient of S20.3&9 as expenses of is suing ihe new McMath highwa construction bonds. The amount in eludes $20,000 in attorney's fees. The state is authorised to issue, up to $7,000,000 of these bonds in each of four successive years. Storey said expenses on the next three issues probably will be about SG.OOO each, including attorneys' fees. The board got into quite a oit of controversy over payment of approximately $95,000 nf "non controversial" claims against the state. The approximately 200 claims, most of them small, are part of 400 claims for « total of about $1,000,000 pending before the fiscal board. Under * 19W act a special Claims Commission will handle claims against Die state in the future. Most of the controversy over the claims involved matters or policy. One Claim Disallowed one claim filed by J. L. Thornton, whose car struck a bridge railing which extended out the road, was disallowed. Another filed by__ a car owner who struck hot asphalt just poured by the highway department, wrecking hIs ca r, was approved. Attorney General fke Muvry anc Deputy State Auditor B. E. Finey insisted that the state was e< liable in both cases. Other members, including Governor McMath contended that the state could nol be responsible for the condition o! the roads at all times. They declared that in the case of the motorist who struck llic hot asphalt the highway crew had failed to post warning signs and therefore was guilty of contributory negligence. Approval of a claim of J380 lo Howard I,. Clay too of Arkansas City - for services on Ihe Legislative Council last year brought disclosure that only members of the legislature who served on the council have been paid for tlieir services. State Treasurer J. Vance Clayton, brother ol the claimant, said there were about ftvr other non-legislative members of the council -who had not been paid nut of the appropriation made by the legislature. 5*,WW lo Officer's Widow The council approved paymr.H of »S,000 to Mrs. S. V. Pavatt. widow of the state policeman killrri by Kenneth D. Spregle in Marion County last year. It also approved payment ol $100 to Dale Lane, former Borger, Texas Sheriff as a reward for the capture of Speegle. Claims approved included $75 payment to the Progressive Party which ran Henry Wallace for president last year. The $75 was U lot fees paid by Progressive Party presidential electors in Arkansas. They were ruled off the ballot District Fair Allocations Are Announced* ROCK, July ». (AP) — State pajTiients (a counties lor livestock show premiums, ranging from t500 to 11,746, were approved by the Arkansas Fiscal Control Board yesterday. The largest payment. $1,746, goes to Union Counts'. The board also approved payment of J25.000 to the State Live- lock Show Association for pve- and $5.000 each to the four district livestock shows—in Hope >ine Bluff, Fort Smith and Bly- heville. WHFAT NOT BULLETS—There's so much wheat in Texas this year they don't know where tn put it all. This old ammunition warehouse, about 20 miles oulside Amnrillo, is pressed into service to store some ot Ihe bumper crop. Newspaper Columnist Dies of Cancer; Had raid Readers of Ailment SAN DIEGO. Calif.. July 6. IIP)— •'orrest Warren met death unafraid, as he :-aid six weeks ago he would. Tiie 72-year-old newspaperman, columnist for Hie San UieRO Daily Journal "just went to sleep" at a.m. Monday at his home. Knowing he was dying of cancer. Warren told his reader about his approaching death in his column ot May 17. He used the column as an appeal for the Cancer Fund Research Program. The Journal, said the appeal had brought in J35.000 to date. "His was as nearly a complete victory over death as any person I've ever known." said the Rev. Prank Linder of Ihe First Methodist Church. "He was utterly reconciled." Warren was horn at Vermillion, Kas.. where he started his career as a printer's devil. He was a contemporary of William Allen White, lamed F.mjioria editor, and worked on various papers In Kansas. New Mexico anri Texas. HR came Ssm Diego in the 192Q's. Tiny Island Where Cars Are Banned, Has First Drunken Driving Case SAHK. Channel Islands. July 6 —f.Tj—The island of Sark, where autos are banned by law, had its lory yesterday. An outraged judge ordered the defendant's drinks cut off unti August 1. 1951. The offender—John Terree—was accused of driving a tractor while intoxicated on two occassions las month. The court directed the little Is first drunken driving ca.-e in his- 1 land's saloonkeepers lo put Terree Building Under W»J Earlier this year the board al ocated, as provided by the 1945 leg islature, 450.000 for construction o woman's building In Walker Parl \ere (or the Northeast Arltansa. District Fair. Construction started In the building last montr and it Is expected to be ready fo occupancv by the time the 1949 fair Is held. Under W»ttr The original Fort Hall, site which now is submerged by th waters of the American Palls res ervoir, in Idaho, was one of th most Important points along th Oregon Trail. \AacKenzie Continued from Page ( zytnc fn Chungking ami doing *llef work with her sisters. But hen the war ended she again ondemned the Kuomfntang—and le . United States for supporting . She flatly predicted three years go that American help to Chiang's overnment would lead only to ivll war and that this would re- ult in certain Communist victory Why? It appears that Mme. Sun took iterally and very seriously her usband's Idea that the two tilings China needed above all were re- orm and freedom. The kuomintang vas not meeting these needs, be- ause it was getting more corrupt njtead ot less, and depended more and more on outside help to sur- •ive. In contrast, the Reds had practically no outside help and were getting strong support from he peasants. Joins Red Celebration Anyway, last Friday was the 28th birthday of the Chinese Commun- :st Party, and like a lot of other 3hlnese Mme. Sun Joined in the congratulations. The parly hasn't been in power long enough to be corrupted yet. and in any case Mme Sun could look al the Whangpoo River and see no for- eign warships. Until th* Reds cime, here was never any time in Mme. Sun's life that this was possible. "This," she declared, "is a landmark In the revolutionary struggle of th« Chinese people. We have shaken off the fetters of Imperialism and colonialism, we have rooted up feudalism, and the people are traveling toward a new and brighter peak," There you have It—reform and freedom. And who can Mme. Sun or any Chinese thank but the Reds? One question le this: Has Mme. Sun just, been taken In by Com munist success Jn » situation vhcn nothing better was presented rx the Chinese In Urnu the? fount acceptable? There's room to doubt The lady »»s not born yesterday and furthermore she lived to Stalinist Russia from 1927 to 1M1. Ir her speech she said -salute to thi Chinese Communist Party." Bu\ she also said "long lire the Ohlnesi peoples revolutionary movement,' and thereby told the Red* to kee) on leading that movement 11 the; don't want bl» trouble in the bl| country of hers. NOW For Immediate Delivery FERTILIZER Ammonium Nitrate Blytheville Fertilizer Corporation S CHILLS & FEVER on their blacklist for the next years. He also was fined ten shillings (S2>. DUE TO MALARIA * 666 55 QUININE 80 Per Ton F. 0. B. Plant We suggest that you fill your requirements now while the material is available. Less 8% Discount South Highway 61 Phone 3105 Thirsty Elephants Attack Small African Township MOMBASA. Kenya. July 6. OP,— Herds of elephants, driven to Hie African coast hy Sack of rain, arc besieging the small township of Kill fi. It was reported here yesterday. Government officials have shot eight elephants which have been damaging the town. Motorists on the coaslal highway have been warned against the attacking herds. s Rrogrexsivrs, but later filed 1 as ndepenclents and were required to pay another ballot fee. A number of claims for-overpayment or erroneous payment of state income and gross receipt taxes were approved. These claims included approval of $4.860.77 and disapproval of $085.37 of a claim of over payment of income tax filed by Texarkana Newspapers, Inc. 1/ears in safety size and value! • Now see the new ond better way to build an automobile—Ihe Unilized Body-and-Fromo. Here Ji the first car scientifically designed as one solid, welded, low-slung unit — 50% grealer rigidity . . . excess weight eliminated . . . body squeaks and rattles prevented. You gel a bigger, better, later cor for your money. See your Nash dealer ana 1 drive the most advanced ear in the world —the new Nosh Airflyte. 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