The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 6, 1949
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, Record Turnouts In City Elections Jonesboro Voters Put Boster Back In Mayor's Office By Uie Associated Press Heavy voting V;E\S the rule in cities where there were contests as • municipal elections were held throughout Arkansas Tuesday. At least four cities—Hot Springs, Joiiesboro. BlytheviHc and Cnmtlcn —reported the vote was the ever cast ft: a municipal election. Besides voting for mayors, aldermen Riid other officials, Electors In several cities approved referendum proposals. Paragould approved lumexii^ion of territory and installation of parking meters by large majorities; El Dorado votpd for an annexation proposal, and Faycttcrille zavorerl a one-mill property tax for police pensions. Butesville voted a lax to finuncc a garbage disposal system and unproved annexntion of two heavily populated areas. A proposed St2n.- 000 bond Issue to improve .the city water system was carried al Wynne. But n propo.setJ $100,000 Ksno for Bower improvements was beaten nt Newport. Hot Kacc in Hot Springs In many cities, including some of the largest, mayors were elected without opposition after rcceivinR democratic nominations at recent primaries Chief interest In contested eloc- tions probably centered nt Hot Springs where Floyri Housley ai)- parently was elected nmyor ov<?r the opposition of most of the remnants of the "G.I." forces which, headed by now-Govcvnor M^MnUi, overthrew the Leo P. McLanchtin orermizallon in Garland County in 1046. The count was slowed by a record 6,520 vote total, but Housley np- parently a safe innr^in nvcr William Selz, Jr.. who was backed by the Government linnrovcmrMiL League, an oniprowlh of Uic informal but highly effective <?x-scrv- Icemcn's organi/.aUoiiL Four other candidates picket! up a mere hrmd- ful of votes. Retirlnp Mayor Karl Hicks, now state ndjutiint Rmernl. and Sheriff I. G. Brown were nmonp those • who favored fioiz. Housley, a former banker anil department store executive, had TO announced officlal'backinp. Incomplete reti'rns pave Housley 1,780 votes; Reiz 779. Rosier >Vius in Joiirslmro Herbert J. Hosier, who has served RK mayor of .lonesboro for 26 years of the last 30 years, was etectrd ' again. Two years ago he was defeated by Mayor Roy Penix. Penix didn't run this lime, and Hosier beat four other candidates for the Job. He got 901 votes lo G72 for He rbcr t Sand erson n n d 008 for Sidney Cameron. Mnyor Pctilx'n choice. John States received 215 rotes, and Val T. Lucas, 130. The total of 2.526 wns n record. At Puragould Ike Willcockson pot 772 votes for mayor to defeat Arthur Pillow with 60-1 nml Donald Cox wHh 240. Mayor P. M. Dncus was elected to a third term nt West Memphis, beating E. Hexter Bogard. flQfi to 257. Little Rock, North Little Rock. Russia Preys on Soft Border Areas I I Communiil-dominottd areoi and Doimort ovtr North At- ontic Treaty* Hier« a/ of e vaf of n«rv*s aaoinit Finland, Moico*'* "olfy." up political bureau lor Red-con' (roiled Social ill Unity Pinly, which runt Sovilt zone. Rustion-jponiored German People's Councif conititutiofi for ofi all-Gcimany "pcopfe't republic." S. S, R While Moscow keeps up it* driwt aoain*t Tito, it hos not abandoned jupport of Yugo- ilov cloimi in Auilria. As a re- suit, Austrian treaty ititl remoini unwritten. ^ p'ejiure on hoi been renewed in orm of pcriistent presi and radio propaganda attack i. TeKran has protested to USSR againit an attack by Russian troop] on a frontier post. Here are plain signs ol a Russian war of words dc tigntd to Increase nervouiness m Yugojlo»So and Gteec*. Favorite bogy oJ "independent" Macedonia hos even been revived Guard Captain Is Speaker at Lions Luncheon Capt. Robert ftccclcr of Company "M" National Guard Unit conducted HII Army Day iiioernm at tile luncheon meeting of l!>c Blytlievillc Lions club yesterday, In connection with the national observance of Army Day today. Captain Rccdcr wits assisted by Bmll Damon and George Ford, officers In the Guard unit. Mr. Damon explained the operation and uses of various small arms axhibll- ed yesterday and Mr. l-'ord explained the operation of various t>arU of a communications equipment display. Tlic exhibits were shown In connection with Captain Reeder's discussion of the new National Guard set up. started after World Win- II was closed. Guests of the Lions Included Mike Coleman and Druce Royrcr both of West Memphis, Olen T Arnold of Memphis, D. M. Mitchell 'f Half Moon. The llcv. Clmi-lct. '. Holder of Richmond, Ky.. Dan luphps of Minerva, Ohio, am Wales, cii'cult Judge Charles Light if I'arauould, W. 11. Whltls of M«p shows fivo clclirale areas of contact between the Ivnsl and West where Western diplomats are mvailing (he ncxl move in Soviet strategy. With the Nurlh Atlantic Treaty now a reality, Ihe Russians have already stepped up propaganda attacks, set up diplomatic blocks or stirred up further opposition to the Wcsl in each of these places, all bordering on the li'un Curtain. To Direct Census ] WASHINGTON. April G ifl'l —I Appointment of L. L. Jack) Stew- t ail. of Little Rock, us supervisor f for the federal business census in Arkansas' tilth district was announced todnv by Rep. Brooks Hays il)-Ark5. The appointim'nl, Hays said, was made by the Census Bureau on his rL'conmu'ndtition. Called for Fourth Term KUHEKA SPRINGS. Ark., April 6—(/]>!—Mayor A. J. Russell is one official who actually was called to duty. He declined to run again and was on a tour of Southern states when Eureka Springs citizens draft- ert him as n candidate. In yesterday's city general election, he was re-elected to a fourth term. Fort Smith. Pine Bluff, El Dorado and Fayctteville. among the state's i larger cities, elected mayors \vlth- • out opposition nl Tuesday's general | election. All hud Ucen nominated in dnmu'ratfc' primaries. Incumbents Sam Wassell, Jack Pace and George Steed continue In Little Rock, Fort Smith and Pine Bluff respectively. Ross Lawhon will be North l.lltlc Rock's mayor. A. C. Nccl. El Dor- nrlo's. and retired Rear Admiral Powell Rhca. Faycllcvillc's. 3 Negroes Held In Osceo/a as Theft Suspects i\ ChiCiico NOB™, liis nephew am! a brother \vure bciti^ held in the- county j;ui in Oscroln imla.v \vh(!c officers continued lo tnvc.s- ! tlsnle Uic b»n;lnrlc.s of two stores : nncl n re.sldencc. i Irvln Au.-.tin. 31. Louis Cliiytoii,' 13, mitt Leon Alislin were arrested i yesterday by Sheriff Deputies Dave Young nncl Cliff Cannon. Clayton was arrested oil an Osceoln slreel and tile others at Leon Anstin'.s lionie »t Ciuson Lake. About S100 worth of merchandise stolen from the McMnth Store at Gridcr were recovered from Irvin Austin's rented loom In Osceoln and $127 worth of clothing taken from Miss Myrlte George's home last week was found In the Negro's Carson L-nko )iomr. Deputy Slicriff Young said two sweaters also were taken from Lee Maxwell's store on Highway 61 three miles south of Osceola. A dog in the Maxwoll store woke Ai Mnxwell, brother of the owner who lives in (he rear of the bulltl- Truck Driver Killed DCMA-: Ark., April G. f/Pi—Carl. CinMv.. 25, Liule R-iuk. died In :i hn.,|)iliil lu':o duly l«lay from in- jniie.s rcvrivcd in a Jilglnvny atci- tU'til six inih'.s .^unth. ol tR'i'c o r.j!;!lKvy (j'5 yc^lcrtiay. SlaLu PMrolineu Hill OUInci and M.S. DcLong said Chc.sni was in- }llL'C(l \\ - llL't[ lll.S U'UL'lv Hllfl il fa'-' driven bv I"Jt>r«oocl Waldo, 33, Pine Bluff, collided. Postmaster Announces Bfythevif/e Promotions Three personnel transfers at tlic iStolfice here were announced today by Pcstma.ster Ross S. Stevens. Franklin Warth. regular city carrier, lias been transferred to Rural Route Three and William B. Mayo, who formerly carried that route, has been transferred to the newly cro-ati'tl Rural Route Four. William M. DeUmg, a regular clerk, has been transferred k) Mr. Warl.h'.i city delivery , route. Mr. Stevens said, and Billy Burger has been added as a clerk-carrier. Mr. Warth began as a substitute clerk-carrier July 1, 1928, and was appointed a regular clerk in 1940. Ko, became a city carrier in 1846. Mr. Dr-Umg started as a substitute clerk-carrier Mar 12. 1947, and became K r<?gi'^.-r clerk last December. Mr. Mayo lias carried both city and rural routes .since 1917, Greenfield, Term., and Way L. Oxford and Jim De Jarnctt, both of Blythevilte. Jimmie Edwards was Itidurted »s a new member. Read courier News Want Ing. .shortly uflcr the burglurs had entered and they fled. No information has been filed auainsl the Negroes but Irvin Austin and the boy are b:ing held on technical charges of 'jurRlary and Krnnd Jurccny. Austin's brother is being held as an accessory after the fact. A preliminary hearing is expected to be held tomorrow. I NF.UMI SPIRITS 'ENUINE fRMAS OlALITY BLENDED WHISKEY, 86 PROOf. THE STRAIGHT WHISKIES IN HIS PRODUCT ARE 5 YEARS OR MORE OLD. 35% STRAIGHT WHISKEY..65% GRAIN iCUTRAL SPIRITS. SCHENLEY DISTIUERS COBPORA1ION, HEW YORK CITY. ITH ATA'iYPRIC '"In S.ntm milti l 'fiW has Jtlirctfti a milrx lo ifrc £{tllr»i." llns is il,e ear dm, oK es vn(] ,,,,, rc n f w |, al _ ou \vant limn uthcr iuiloini>l>ilv in America. Only Nash | s e.)inplelclv Mrcnmlinril, even to render lines. (J,,l, ,V,,s/, has u curved, undivided windshield on all models. v,fri of i SU n y ,° 1 ' ^" r " lorc room in safely of cill-wclded unit conslructinn. 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