The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1951 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 7, 1951
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PAGBTOf BLYTHKV1LLE, (ARK.) COUK1ER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1961 Arkansas School Districts Spend Nearly $30 Million On Buildings in 3 Years LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 7. (AP) — The Arkansas Education Department reported today that Arkansas school districts have spent nearly $30,000,000 for school buildings and equipment tn the last three years. The department said that about 2,000 new class rooms are Included. It said that 135 physical education buildings and auditoriums, 48 home economics buildings and 44 agriculture buildings have been completed. Sixty-live school lunch rooms, 25 teacherages and 45 miscellaneous structures have been tlnlshed and ready for use. Twelve new school »lt*B have been purchased. The compilation was contained In the fifth of s series at weekly news releases which the department started Issuing last month. The report said nlso that districts own a total of 2,800 buses, which transport 170,000 pupils, or more than one-third the student popula lion, each school day. Indebtedness Double i The department said bonded Indebtedness hart Just about doubled, to a total of more tlirm $57.000.000, an that total debts probably would exceed $60.000,000 by Oct. 1. Six reasons were listed for the expansion and the increase in indebtedness: 1. Initialed Act No, 1 of 1948. the school consolidation • act, which, among other things, required for the first time that high school DC available to every pupil. 2. Amendment No. 40, also passed at the November, 1948, general election, which removed the 18-mill celling on taxes which could be voted for school purposes. 3. Act 101 of 1849, which raised from 10 to 15 per cent of assessed tax valuation the maximum allowable bonded indebtedness of any district. Negro Facilities 4. Improvement of Negro facilities. The report commented that "court decisions and other pressures and a new Awareness of the problems of Negro children have caused a great effort to Improve facilities for Negro youth." 5. A previous slowdown In normal blinding as a result of World War II. 6. "Desire on the part of the people fo better school facilities." Benton to Press for Showdown On Move to Expel Sen. M'Carthy WASHINGTON, Aug. T. (/P) — Senator Benton (D-Conn) said today he will press for a showdown on his demands for a Senate Investigation to determine whether Senator McCarthy (R-WLs) should be expelled. Benton suggested in a Senate speech yesterday that McCarthy should resign. As »n alternative, he Introduced a resolution proposing an Investigation of the Wisconsin lawmaker's activities to determine whether the Senate should oust him. McCarthy fired back by calling Benton a "mental midget" who; he said, "worked hand in glove with the crimson clique" as an' assistant secretary of slate. He did not elaborate on this point. Benton said he had no reply to McCarthy's statement "because I'm not going to engage in that kind of argument." But he told it reporter "I absolutely am going to press" for action on the. proposed resolution to Investigate McCarthy. He will have a chance to do this tomorrow, when the Senate rules News of Men In the Service committee, of which he Is a member, Is scheduled lo meet behind closed doors. The resolution was referred to this committee ut Benton's request. The resolution quoted excerpts from an elections subcommittee report which denounced as "despicn- ble" some aspects of the 1950 Maryland election campaign which un- se.ited the then Democratic senator Millnrd TytHnRS, The report, made public last week, named McCarthy as an active figure in the Maryland campaign. Eight on Ballot In Mississippi JACKSON, Miss.. Aug. 7. (/T*> Eight candidates, including a worn- nn, seek the governorship of Mississippi In the Democratic primary today. Liquor Is Illegal tn Mississippi and legalization was one of th' principal campaign Issues. In one-parly Mississippi, uomina lion Jn the Democratic primary I equivalent to election. If no en mil date gets a majority in today's prl mary, Ihe two top candidates K Into a run-off primary Aug. 28 Term of office, beginning in Jan nary, is for four years. Bert P, Cook, USN, son ol Mr. and Mis. Dewey Cook of Osccola, Is with the Naval Reserve Fighter Squadrons In Korea. The Reservists were put on active duty a year ago. Pvt. Robert A. Clifton, son of Mr. and Mrs, A. N. Clifton of 212 Franklin St. here, and Pvt. Bobby L. Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest O. Baker of Dell, have completed the radio operators course at Camp ChafTee. They will go on duty with an Army signal unit. Completing his Air Force basic airman indoctrination couse nt Lackland Air Force Base is Pvt. Edward D. Forsythe, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Forsythe of 417 South Second St. here. First Lt. Theodore C. Lystcr, whose wife lives at 1139 Walnut St. In Biytheville, is at Ellington Air Force Bnse In Texas for an extensive refresher course in aerial nav gation. Pvt. Noel W. Whistle is stationed with Headnuarters and Headquarters Company of the Seventh Cavalry. He has been In Korea aboul & month. Charles O. Parrish and Robert L, Brown, both of Biytheville, are members of a Naval Air Reserve Task Group from the Memphis Naval Air Reserve Training Unit u-hich - Is taking two weeks trairiug duty aboard the aircraft cnn-if U.S-S. Monterey. PfC. Howard Austin, who h;is been with the 25th Infantry Division since December, has returned to the United States. He n!so served overseas during World War It. He Is the son of Mrs. Dovle Austin of Osceola, Ted Woods Is Elected Broadcaster Director Ted Woods, manager ol radio station KOSE, Osccola, was elected director of the Arkumits Associated Tress Broadcasters yesterday al a meeting In Hot Springs. Mr. Woods, who recently returned to Qsceola after a year In the Army, succeeds Leon Sipes of El Dorado who has left the radio Industry. INVITATION TO BID Scaled bids for the construction of n addition la the gymnasium will be received by the Board of Edu- allon, Consolidated School District >Io. & C, Pemlscot County, at the ilBh School Building located In Cooter, Missouri, uiHil 8:00 p.m. OBJECT OF SEARCH-Pollee are conducting a cross-country search for Mrs. Esther Rulh Gargas, above, 16-year-old bride of ah Air Force sergeant, who disappeared from their Pittsburgh, Pa., home while (he soldier was on temporary duty in New York. Mrs. Gargas' landlady said the young wife left home with a "strange man who had tattooed arms," saying they "might go to Virginia." 2 Teen-Agers Marry Again For 'Good' KNOXV1LLE, Tenn., Aug. 7. Ml— Two young teen-agers who look part In a (nke double wedding have gone through the ceremony again this time for real. Mrs. Bessie Mulllns confirmee last nlElit that her 15-year-olt daughter. Belty Sue, eloped Sun day with 19-year-old Pvt. Thomn. Cannon. Mrs. Mulliiw said they were mar ried nt Port Oglethorpc, Oa.. by a Baptist minister after slipping awa with six friends. Morals charges against Cannoi and two companions, 13-year-old Jerry Brlle. the second "brUte- groom," and 17-year-old Hoy Arn- wlne, the "preacher," were dropped last Thursday. Carmon and Brlte had been charged with violating Tennessee's age of consent law (21) and Armvine with abetting as they staged a fake ceremony with Betty Sue and a 17-year-old girl friend. C8T, on the 15th day of August, 1851, where they wljl b« publicly opened and read. The Contract Documents may be examined at the office of Pleas E. Hyatt, Architect, 219 South Main Street, KeSnett. Missouri. Copies of sanie may be had by depositing the sum of I25.00 at the shove sddreu. Thli sum will be refunded upon return of the documents In good condition within 7 days after receipt of bids. Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond, Cashier's or Certified Check, in the amount of 1500.00, to Insure the Bidder's furnishing* te- ceptable performance and surety bonds In case he U swarded the Contrac 1 No bidder shall withdraw hl» bid for at least 30 days after the open- Ing date. Separate bids'shall b« required on plumbing snd electric work. The Board of Education the right to reject an; or all bids and to waive irregularities. Board of Education Consolidated School District No. I 0. Cooler. MiMourl 8J3-4-S-1-I-1 Weather Befouls Weatherman Pittman CENTRALIA, III. _(/P)~ All kinds of wcathtu befouled the summer vacation of Clyde Pittman — and he's the weatherman at Harrisburg, 111. The Pitlman's ran into Hood at Lawrencevijle, Kas., hail at Em- porla, Kaius.; dust storms in Colorado; simv. and 23 degrees in Montana; ruins left by n tornado in Wisconsin. Returning through I! llncis, they encountered another flood. Memo from the U.S.A. We Americans don't get mad easy. But when we do, look out! We pitch in and. turn out guns, tanks, plane* and ships faster than anybody else on earth. But nobody boots us into line. No commissars. No bayonets. No slave labor. We just get to work— because we've got something to work for . . . our liberties and our freedoms. And back of our much as all It' men and machines is electric the rest of the world has. s steady, dependable power—the kind provided by our business-managed electric light and power .companies—the kind .that helped perform production miracles in World War II. Today, these companies*have doubled the supply of electric power available that war—and they're stepping it up all the before time. Yessir, we have and we know how to use everybody to remember thing for some people on power—with more it. That's a good right now. And it here at home to s a remember they say "the government" could do a better running the electrio light and power the way— thing for good when job of business. Ark Mo Power Co. Read Courier News Classified Arts terday In the crash of a PB4-Y Privateer patrol plane at. the entrance to Pnget sound. 9 Navy Men Die in Crash SEATTLE, Aug. 7. W>— Nine Navy airmen plunged to their death yes- rT r rchirol min«rel wol.i moj «»« (N« dKcotnforti of ctrtain <oie ARTHRITIC DISTRIS5 Mountain Valley J Mineral Water J /. HOTiPMNOl. ""—"I Liberty Cash Grocery 501 W. Main Phone 4973 d SUPER-COACHES OK THROUGH SCHEDUUS! -A Fnjoy cool, refreshing spring ^ weather on every trip chis luinrncr by nir-<oiul]'tioEie<t Greyhound SupcrCoach! It's so much more comfanahte than driving your car— so much more economical, too — and frees you completely from driving slr,n'n,,tratlic worries, cur (rouble and parking problems! COOL SAVINGS, TOO! 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