The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 7, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 7, 1949
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>AGB rrro (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY T, 1M» " THE NATION TODAY Low Rent U.S. Housing Program Designed to Aid Families With Small Incomes W/iere Cities Act lBdltor' iNo(e: Ttit> li the third at fivt storta on the govern- irwnt't new homing program.) Bj James Marluw WASHINGTON, July ^. Wj—This is tlie government's new public houainf prof rim: To start building 810,000 decent, low-rent hou.sinf units in the next six years for low-income families living now in slums or rundown homes. 4 _ One* a family's income improves beyond a certain point, It must get out of public housing and find a private dwellin*. ThU nakea ro«m for a lower- lne«we family. Ov«r mail; year* many people can Ke helped that way. Thai's the idea behind Ihe program. The government's main role In all this is helping—with money— cities and communities build Ihe public housing. The government Itself won't own or run Ihe housing. The cities nod communities will do that. How much will all this cost Hie government Congress says no more than 112,320.000,000. spread over 40 years. It can't be spent all at one time. Federal Controls Provided Since government money will be used in public housing, the government will have some control over it. For example: It must approve the plans before any government money is handed out; It will have final say on the size ol rents that can be charged. The program will go like this: A city has a lot of families needing decent, low-rent homes. So It wants to build low-rent public housing. Since it has to hire private contractors to do the building, the city may not, have enough money to foot the bill. Under this program the government then can help out tn two ways: with loans, that have to be paid bacfc, and grants, that don't: 1. Loans—The government can give the cities as much as S1.500.- ^ in loans over the next six years. A city can get a loan up to »Q per cent of the cost of building "VPUblic housing project. *' The government loses nothing on ibli because the cities must repay :h'« lo*n. at Interest of maybe 2!i 3 per cent. But they have 40 rs to do the repaying. . Grant*—This Is where the gov- enfc hands out money It never back, lor a grants is an outright gift. The money wont be handed out in any one year, or six years, but orer 40 years and then with no more than $308,000.000 given In any crniVjenr. If lhat much has to b*i irive'n 'every -year for 40 years., R will come to $12.320,000,000. Ides Lanaehed In 1937 Why ahould the government have Lo give perhaps as much as $1M,- 000,000 a year in grants, or outright gift*, lo the cities for 40 years? To help (hem bridge the gap be tween (A) the cost to them of running a public housing project and (B) the Income they get from (heir low-rent paying tenants. This Isn't the first time Ihe government has been involved In public housing, congress first approved public housing program In 1937. Under that one. 191.000 public housing u ji i t s have been built They've cost the government so far J6«.COO,000 in grants, Those grants—unlike (he 40-year ones allowed under Ihe new program—can run for 60 years. But the most Ihe government can on grants under the 193' program is $1,680,000.000 spread over BO years. ACCEPTS PASTORATE — The Rev. E. T. Kelley has accepted th« p»stor»te ol the Pull Ootpel Tabernacle, Lilly and Vine streets, and with Mrs. Kelley his moved here from aedalia, Mo., where he organized a new church and served as its pastor for eight yean. The Rev. Vent Bowlin, who was pastor of the church here for two years, now Is pastor of the Pull Gospel Tabernacle In Sedalia. The (lev. and Mrs. Kelley are making their home at 312 South Lilly. While he was serving the church in Sedalia. eight men .and women entered the ministry- Deportment Store Will Observe First Anniversary Mi-u Helen Heineminn of Heine- mann'i Department Store, 301 We-st Main Street, announced today that J.I. Harrtton, tan of Mr. and Mr*. W. O. Harrison, now-I* associated with the ator* In the men's department. Mr. Harrison, a veteran of World War II, recently completed his studies in txulneu Administration In Arkaiuu State College In Jonesboro. His wife U Ihe former Miss Anne Owen of Luxora. She ts a member of the Mississippi county «U(J of tn« Production Marketing Administration which hu offices In the court house here. Ml&< Heineminn also announced that the store will observe Its first anniversary u a department store tomorrow and Saturday with a store-wide jules event. The store formerly WM the Ben Franklin store. Negro Ministers To Ask Court to Rescind Ouster Representatives of Ihe Negro Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, headed by Rev. J. S. McFadden. said today that the alliance would petition the chancery court on July 11 to rescind recent action taken against Rev. LA. Holden. It was indicated that the alliance would take action lo have a controversy at the West End Missionary ' Baptist Church settled by an ec-1 clesiastical council, headed by Rev.! J. H. Oathings. moderator of the General Baptist District Association, on the same date that the action to have an Injunction rescinded was completed. On June 21 a complaint was filed In Ihe Circuit Cleric's office for an Injunction to restrain Rev. Holden Irom using the church property, after he refused to relinquish his pastorate on June 3. The complaint states that he was asked to vacate the pulpit, and that on June 3. by a vote of 38-11 the congregation at a business meel- ing declared the pulpit vacant. When the Negro preacher refused to vacate the injunction was issued on June 22. The plaintiffs are headed by J. M. KbrTbpough, chairman of Ihe board of deacons, and the trustees of the church. Th* DanLsh flag, a larjre white cross on a red field, is the oldwt unchanged flag in existence. Camp Re-Activated Just One Year Ago FORT SMITH, Ark.. July 7. 'ft —Camp Chaffee Fifth Army Train- Ing Division at Ft. Smith celebrated Its first anniversary of reactivation yesterday. Some 20.000 recruits from Arkansas. Texas. Oklahoma. Missouri, Mississippi. Louisiana. Illinois, Alabama, and Te: essee, have com-1 pleted their training at this camp since October 1 1948. | An Army Field Forces inspection learn of Fourth Army gave the division Ihe rating of "superior," in May of this year. Major General Robert S. Beige- heler. commanding officer of Camp Chaffee said the camp now has complement of 9.000 men and the number Is expected to be raised U> 15,000 In the next few months. Truman to Address Shrine Convention WASHINGTON. July 7. [jFl — President Trumrn will address the national Shrine convention in Chicago Tuesday, July 19. The White Home announced yesterday that Mr. Truman has accepted the invitation and will fly to Chicago In his plane. "The Independence." He will make • formal speech to the ShrinT. in Soldier Field some time between 3 and 4 p.m <EST» the afternoon of July 1ft. Mr. Truman will make another, informal talk that evening »t dinner in the Stevens Hotel honoring the retiring Imperial potentate. Galloway Calhoun of Tyler, Tex. Arkansas Death Toll For Week Reaches 14 By The Aauelateii Pre«« Death toll in Arkansas from violence this week had risen to 14 today. Lester Mllfoid Smith, 21. of Magnolia, was tilled In a collision ol' two trucks near Lewlsvllle yesterday afternoon. Arvel crouch, 30. a prisoner at the Tuclter State Furm, was electrocuted iccldentiaJly Tuesday when he touched a "charged" truck. A mechanic was working on the truck with an electirc welder at the time. Crouch was serving a three-year sentence from Jackson County for burglary. Six other traffic deaths, three drownlngs, i fall from a utility pole and t^'o suicides have accounted for 12 other deaths. BOY 'ADOFTKIV BV TOWN RECOVKRIN'tt Little five-year Ola Icharllc Shook (lefli, who was adopted by the town of Bangui. Pa., which raised funds for a long scries of operations, shows Nurse Leslie Derrlngc how chipper he feels in Children's Hospital In Philadelphia. The kidney operations were described by hospital physicians as "phenomenal." Charlie u scheduled to go home in several weeks to a townwide welcome-home party. <AP WirephoLo) Fulbright Ctiet COUMS Of Britith Fund Crisis WASHINGTON, July 7. <AP) — Senator nUbrljht (D-Ark) thinks knows at least some of the causes of the straJned British economic situation. He yesterday ascribed the condition to (1) failure to devote more attention .to eliminating European trade btrrlerv, (Jl Increased costs or British goodi because of the expense ol the soclaliwd program of the British government Fulbrlyht said the EGA has concentrated on restoring European production without at the same time miking enough effort to break down nationalistic trade policies. Ke declared the British situation is "the very logical and expected result of that policy." KIDNEYS MUST _________ EXCESS ACIDS H«lp IS Mil*. onCI*wy TuU. oootu W*ete> : a. i Flu»h Out Pouoootu Whn 4iM*4tr «f kUftty polwaoui M*4Ur to k may eftiuc ntnia* Mlru, let polu. IOM of P*p Mtf , •canty p**M*t« vit >onn*tIaiM jbow* Hurt tim »[lh your ki<in«n or Madder. ' ncrftou »«>oB j our bkxxL Cat Do*a'» PUla, NOTICE • LARRY KNEAS • PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT AND AUDITOR Has Moved To 121A N. 2nd St. COOPER BUILDING 6fAe« Phane 63* H«*iden«c 4185 Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained a marriage license at the office of Miis Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, yesterday: Amos A. Ledford of BurdDtte and Mi.s-s Vivian D. Tanker-sley of Muff- With the Courts Chancerr J. D. LoEig vs. Joetta Long, suit lor divorce. Maruerite C. Cooper vs. Etving 8. Cooper, suit for divorce. NOW OPEN! CRAFTON'S SERVICE STATION Highway 61 South, Next to Razurback Washing & Greasing Our Specialty We Guarantee Telephone Satisfaction 921 ROSCOE CRAFTON, JR., Owner and Manager Factory Specialist R. E.BRADLEY AIR CONDITIONING ENGINEER — 5pec/a/izing In— • AIR CONDITIONING • HEATING • COOLING • REFRIGERATION (Commercial & Household) • REBUILDING REFRIGERATOR UNITS • ELECTRICAL WORK • PLUMBING WORK -12 YEARS EXPERIENCE- Formerly Employed by — Chrysler Air Temp of Little Rock Let a ''Specialist" Handle Your Work. Now Employed By *- * GEORGE APPLIANCE CO. Phone Phont LUXORA - 2881 OSCEOLA-610 v THIS MAY BE FUN, BUT It's Cooler Inside! Especially in Blytheville's Ritz Theater. There, refrigeration air-conditioning transforms a hot, sticky summer afternoon or night into a pleasant, refreshing experience. And, of course, in o\ir modern concession stand you will find refreshments lo satisfy your every want. . . fresh popcorn, candies, gum, as well as cokes, «nd orange & grape soda served with ice. For your next movie, go to Blytheville's First-Run Theater. . . the Ritz. - CHECK THESE COMING ATTRACTIONS - Sun.-Mon., July 10-11 FLAMINGO ROAD with Joan Crawford and Zarhary Srntl Tn*s.-W«d., July 12-13 MOTHER IS A FRESHMAN with LnrHU Yiwnf unrt Van .tolin^nn Thurs.-Fri., July 14-15 SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS wllh J«l >lcCr«« »nd AltvU Smith (In Technicolor) Sun.-Mon., July 17-18 EDWARD, MY SON with Sptncfr Tracy unil r»«h«r»h K*rr Julv 20, 21, 22 MR. BELVEDERE GOES TO COLLEGE with CHflon Webb and Shirley Temple July 24-25 THE LADY GAMBLES with Barbara Stanwyck . and Robert Pr«st«» ' July 27-28-29 NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER with Red Skelton and K.Mhrr William* (In Technicolor) Soon GOOD OLE SUMMERTIME (In Technkitor) with Jnriy Garland •«* Vim

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