The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 8, 1949
Page 12
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FAOC TWELVE BLYTMKV1LLK (AKJL) *\HU)AY, JULY 8, 1940 Improved Negro Schools Ordered 'Substantially Equal' Facilities Called for In Lawsuit Decision LITTLE ROCK, July 8. (AP)—A federal Judge mled today that » Khool district must furnish Negro children public educational facill- tlM "substantially equal" to those provided white children, Judge Harry Letnlc.v found that the DeWitt, Ark., special school District No. 1 does not have such facilities for Negroes between the »8« of sin and 21. He ordered the district to provide "substantially equal" facilities within a "reasonable length of time." In Isuing the decree. Judge Lemley said lie lound the board "willing to assume their obligation to Negro students." The judgment today was the ( of its kind entered in Arkansas, n'here several similar Negro school cases have been filed but have not yet gone to trial. The court enjoined the school board /rom requiring Negro students to attend any school outside the district where the school term In shorter than the term offered white students within the district. New School Overruled The board was given a "reasonable time" to furnish indoor flush toilets, indoor drinking fountains and better, desks in the key elementary schools for Negroes. However, efforts of the Negro parents who sought R court order forcing construction of a Negro high school in the DeWitt District were overruled. Excepting the privilege of competing the new elementary while school now under construction, the school board wax enjoined from constructing any new facilities lor white students or from making "capital improvements" until the Negro elementary school has been brought Into "substantial equality" with the white school. New Variety of Vetch Tested in South Missco Approximately 50 South Mississippi County farmers witnessed * vetch harvest demonstration yesterday on the C. C. Danehower farm four miles north of Osceoln. It was announced today by D. V. Maloch, farm agent for the -south half of the county. The demonstration involved a variety new to this arefl, Do-Ark, which was planted late in November and produced what ffum leaders termed a normal yield even though it was planted later thtu USUKl. Mr. Maloch said that farmers were being urged to grow more vetch for seed in order to assure themselves of a supply of _duriny the next few years. seed Read Courier News Want Ads. POLIO BUT BOYS. TIMS IS JULY!— Because Bobbie (standing), 5, and Ronnie, 3, objected to taking the Christmas tree down last January, their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Iv^hr, who live on a farm near Madison, Wis., still have a brightly decorated tree in their livin? room. The tree sr.tll hasn't shed its needles, but Mrs. Lohr said the heat has turned it somewhat brown. "We won't keep it up this long nexi year," she added. <AI> Photo). New Playground Areas Are Levelled And Equipment is Being Installed Rosco Cmfton, chairman of the Blytheville Park Commission] said today thuL the leveling of David Acres Park was completed yesterday, and that now the playgrounds at Division, Maloney and the David Acres locations were all in good shape (or the settnig up of equipment.. James Dunlap. general manager of the Southwestern Supply Company of Little Rock, left Wednesday after consulting with supervisors and commissioners relative to proper location of the newly acquired equipment. Work at Division Street Park was to be completed today, and the workers plan to begin at the Mnloney Park late today of tomorrow. Inclement weather slowed the progress, however, and some work will be completed at Division Street tomorrow. Mr. Crafton said that equipment there had been -set up. concrete pom-erl for all equipment except sec-saws, the Installation of which was delayed by the fact that, the supply company failed (o enclose part of the fixtures. The fence is expected to arrive next week. John Staples, playground director for the Blytheville "Y" who has supervised the actual installation of the equipment, is being assisted by R, B. Hodge and Larry Daniels. Mi. Crafton said that the Norman-Horn Construction Company yesterday completed the leveling at the David Acres site. The company furnished a bulldozer and crew for the leveling. The services of the company were valued at between $300 and S-iOO. Hays Implement Company ha<: previously provided similar leveling equipment and labor for the Little Park: Russell Phillips Tractor Company for the Maloney Park. The Division Street site did not require leveling. Games scheduled on the basebal diamonds tomorrow will probablj delay the work of setting up equipment a little, Mr. Crafton said. Continued from Pk«« 1. h« report received today. Eleventh Death Reported LITTLE ROCK, July ». (APJ — The Arkansas National Guard air arm will assist in geting emergency polio cases in Little Rock in i hur- y. Charles Ma.ssey, Jr., of the Na- .lonal Foundation for Infantile Pa- alysLs said guard officers offered to ranspor' the patients after Memphis hospitals warned that crowd- may prevent accepting any more Arkansas cases. However, Memphis health officials said arrangements were being made to handle up to 60 polio cases there If need arises. The transportation announcement came as the state counted iUs llth death aj a result of the disease this year. The victim was Charmey, 37, Negro woman, of Tc-xarkana, who died yesterday. All previous deaths have jeen of children. Requests for guard planes must through local chapters of the foundation, not directly to the guard. Hie latent Board of Health tally placed the number ol polio case.* [his year at 189. Memphis Expands Facilities MEMPHIS, July 8. (AP) — Arrangements have been made to take care of more polio victims here il the need arises. Dr. L. M. Graves, director of the Memphis and Shelby County Health Depart men t, said yesterday 20 convalescent cases could be moved from Isolation Hospital to the Crippled Children's Hospital necessary. Other local hospital facilities also might be available, he said. But he added: "We hope our neighboring state, and Tennessee counties outside o Shelby can arrange to care for their own polio cases." As of yesterday 11 lere were 3 polio patients in Isolation Hospital—U from Arkansas, OUP eacl from Mississippi and Missouri eight from Shelby Comity and sev eti from other Tennessee counties. Lucky' Luciono To Be 'Exiled' to Sicilian Village ROME, July t. (/Ft — Charles Lucky" Luciano, onetime New York vice king, will be "exiled" i village In Sicily "because his presence In Home Is a crime hreat," Italian authorities announced today. The 51-year-old Sicilian was picked up yesterday in his fash- onable Rome apartment. He was questioned In connection with an nternatlonal drive on drug traffic, >ut "no evidence was found against him," police said, Nevertheless, they said, he will be sent to the tiny village of Ler- eara Friddi, near Palermo. The village was his home once >efore. When Luciano was deported from the United States tn 19*7 and arrived here, he was restricted 0/rtfovi/fe notations itcuu Current Topics Blythtvill* RoUrteru pwttrday leard fellow members diacuu current topics of newt in • "club par- :lcip»tlon" program, directed by Dr. James Guard. The program replaced the instal- atton ceremonies thai were originally scheduled to b* held at the club's luncheon meeting at the Ho- to Sicily, permitted Later, however, he to circulate freely. Luciano was questioned for hours yesterday In a Rome jail about possible links with an International drug ring. The ring was uncovered June 25 with the arrest at Rome airport of a man identi- 'ied as Charles Vincent Trupla of New York. Police said Trupla was carrying about 20 pounds of cocaine, valued at $500.000. Police said Luciano will be questioned again today and then ship ped to Sicily. Truman Orders Board To Probe Kail Dispute WASHINGTON. July 8. (IP) — President Truman today orderec creation of an emergency board to investigate a labor dispute on the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. The dispute involves employes represented by the Brotherhood o Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire me i\ ant Englnemen. the Order of Railwa, Conductors and the Brotherhoot of Railroad Trainmen. The order said the Nationa Mediation Bonrd reported the dispute threatens to Interrupt Inter- tel Noble. Noble Cill who was elected In ;he last of April to succeed Alvln Huffman, Jr., as president of the Blytheville Rotary Club, n'as out of town yesterday, so the new officers will assume their offices without formal Installation services. New officers other than Mr. Gill began their duties yesterday. R. A. Porter, new vice-president, presided in the absence of Mr. Gill. Other officers are U. S. Branson, secretary; and Monroe Grain. Dr. Guard, and Kieth J. Bilbrey, directors. E. D. Thomas, Jack Droke, J. L. Cherry, and Dr. L. U Hubner yesterday won the speaking rights from a hat, and selected their subjects In the same manner. Dale Briggs was recently Inducted as a new member of the Blytheville Rotary Club. Indian State to Ban Use of English by Law GWALIOR. India —WV— A government servant In Madhya Bharat who uses English in official work will face a fine or dismissal when the Hindi use bill becomes law. Officials of the union of Princely States says the measure is necessary because most of the people can't understand orders issued in agari script ly Hindi is to be used. Karachi Jews Migrate To Israel this Month KARACHI— <iP>— A Jewish parts of about 12 men. women, and children Is migrating from Pakistni to Israel in July. There are about 400 Jews in Karachi and this Is the first contingent to migrate. The migrating party Includes business people who have been state commerce within states to a degree such as to de- | this part of" the world for years prive a large portion of the country They say they hope for "bettei of essetUinl transportation service, prospects" In Israel. Forrest City Festival Cancelled by Sponsors FORREST CITY. July 8. (AP) — The nth annual Crowley Ridge i seek picker.--, peach festival was cancelled today I — liecniire of the polio outbreak in East Arkansas. U was scheduled for July 2S. Californians to Seek Cotton Pickers from Areas in Mid-South MEMPHIS. Tenn., July 8. (AP)— Look out. you Mid-South cotton iplantcrs. California want's your cotton pickers. Two executives of the National Farm Labor Union (AFLt said today the Labor Bureau of San Joaquin Valley, Fresno, plans to send, labor recruiters into the Mid-South and other sections next month to NOW OPEN! CRAFTON'S SERVICE STATION Highway 61 South, Next to Razorback Washing & Greasing Our Specialty We Guarantee Telephone Satisfaction 921 ROSCOE CRAKTON, JR., Owner and Manager ted OtmUr N«w« wurt A* Tlie state (lower or Delaware is the peach blossom. 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