The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 12, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 12, 1948
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi Power Officials Hold Conference TworDa/ MM ting Opens for Ark-Mo Managers, Key Men The annual general meeting of managers, line foremen, plant operators, and other key personnel of th« Arkansas-Missouri Power Company opened here this morning at 8 o'clock In the Hotel Noble with Charles R. Newcomb. secretary of the company presiding, and will continue through Saturday. After guests and the company's personnel were welcomed, Oeoiv> D. Pollock, Jr.,-Chief Engineer tur the power company, addressed the group on the subject of "Expanding Our Facilities." He stated that "Ark-Mo Is expanding Its facilities as fast as materials become available, in order to provide an abundance of electric power for this area, "What the Public Expects," was the subject of Earl Thomas, assistant to the president, who told the group how the company Is striving to further improve customer relations by rendering additional services. Following a recess, Ira Lewis, foreman of the Ironton District line crew, enumerated benefits the company provides for its employees such as Insurance, retirement annuity, paid vacations, and sick leave. Director of Advertising Jnmc.'i Nebhut, presented plans for thy company's 1948 program and showed films concerning public opinion polls related to the electric industry. TV A Project Critic lied The meeting reconvened at 1:30 pm. with Mr. Thomas presiding. The first speaker of the afternoon was Edwin Vinnard, nationally known economist and vice-president of ths Middle West Service Company, of Chicago. Mr. Vennard. whose subject w,is ''Government in Business," told the group that there Is great danger of the United States becoming socialistic via the government power route. He cited as an example the Tennessee Valley Authority, "funds for which," he said, "in the beginning were appropriated by Congress lor the purpose of preventing floods In the Tennessee River valley, but at the present time has not only, by its actions, shown power production to be Its main business, but has also entered into a number of other businesses which are In no way related to flood control." Banquet Tonight Trends In the electric Industry during the past decade were discussed by Bate Engineer Glenn O. Ladd, who cited the recent and past rate reductions passed on to its customers by Ark-Mo. E. R. Mason, tax expert for the electric company and also secretary- treasurer of Its subsidiaries, Ark- Mo and Mo-Ark Ice Companies, ex plained the operations of the ice companies and revealed plans for an ice plant expansion program. The day's program ended with district manager's hour, during which time, the manager of cacii of the company's five districts met with the local managers, line foremen and plant operators of their — respective districts and discussei problems peculiar to their own territory. Tonight at 7 o'clock, the group will be honored by James Hill, Jr. president of the electric company, with a banquet in the Mirror Room of the Hotel Noble. A. H. Taylor, manager of the electric company's accounting department, will serve as toastmaster £01 the occasion. Carutheraville Men Attend CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Marcl 12—Eleven managers, departmen heads, and key personnel member. of the local unit of the Ark-Mo Power Co. today were attending two-day meeting that began ii Blytheville this morning for tb company's key personnel. Among those from here attending are: F. O. Gardner, district manager; Hosea Wilson, local manager; Owen R. Preston. Jr., district engineer; J. Luther Williams. Missouri general storekeeper; Line Foreman R. C. Crawford, M. T. Unice, C. R. DeWitt, Monroe Auer- 'City Pothers' Hold a Meeting FRIDAY, MAKCH 12, 1948 Don't let the baby-siuer fool you. This is n ncrious meeting ol a mayor and his city council. They .-ire the government of While Hollow, veterans' trailer village on ihc rumpus of Mount Union College. Alliance, Ohio. Pictured ;it one of their rc(;uhir meetings in the community laundry are. Ictl to light: Councilmcn Harry Frankland (v/iih sun Larry), nt Kas\ Palestine. Ohio: Norman Wcllinn. ol Klwood City. Pa.; Bruce Bixlcr. of Louisville. Ky.: nnd Mayor Warren Struh. of East l.ivcriwol.' Ohio. While Hollow is comprised of 31 families, total population 87. It operates on Ihe sjime plrm us most small communities. "City" government includes, besides thosc abuvc, Kire-Police Chief W'lliam Schweitzer, of Canton. Ohio. Southerners Urged to Stand Up for Rights WASHINGTON, Mnrch 12. (UP) -John N. Garner believes (lie South should stand up for its rights affirmatively Instead of merely try- ,ng to stop something." The former vice president's view.* on parly politics, government, and economics nrc quoted by Bnscom N. Timmons, Washington correspondent, in Collier's, in its current, issue the magazine concludes a sc- rips by Timmons called "John N. Garner's story." Now 70, the wealthy Texan lus jecn In retirement at his Uval>; home since breaking with the lace President Roosevelt in 1940, the year in which Henry A. Wallace replaced him as vice president, Garner's views ns recorded by Timmons were voiced be for 6 the recent Southern Democratic rebellion broke out against President Truman over civil rights, He opposed the two-thirds rule for Democratic presidential nominations. Garner told Timmons, l>e- cuuse "the power that rule gave t/> the South was negative." lie also deplored "demngoguer. and the appeal to class animosity." He said "the clamor of vocifcrioitf minority mnny times drowns out the voice of the submerged majority." Truman Denies Saying Jews Were 'Disloyal' WASHINGTON. March 12, (UPI —President Truman has denounced Columnist Drew Pearson as a liar nnd author of n "vicious statement." Pearson replied with a defense of his accuracy. The Issue was whether Mr. Tur- mnn recently told a publisher tVmt New York Jews nre disloyal to their eountry--as reported by Pearson In his syndicated column Monday. Without mentioning Pearson by name, Mr. Tnnnan told his press conference yesterday: "I want, to pay attention to vicious statement, that was made by a columnist In a New York paper, In which he said I had mnde the statement here to an editor of New York paper that the jews In New York were disloyal. I had r would not have to add liar's star to that fellow's Two Forfeit Bonds Lee Andrew Tucker today for- fctited n bond of M0.25 In Municipal Court when he failed to appear to answer n charge of using an improper auto license. He was arrested by State Police. The court also accepted forfeiture of a S15 bond by W. R. Tatc on a charge of speeding. Coroner's Jury to Probe Mental Hospital Blaze ASHEVILUE. N. C., March 12. thought another crown but I will have to do it. That is just a He out of the whole cloth. That Is as emphatic as 1 can put Pearson held his ground. "f reset to say that my quotatior of the conversation between President. Truman and tho New York publisher was all loo accurate," lie said, "but I am glad that the President lias now reconsidered his intemperate words." Pearson's Monday column snid Mr Six Men at Dell Are Injured in Auto Accident Six Dell men were Injured yesterday nftcrnoon when the cars In which they were riding collided nl the intersection of Highway 18 and the road leading into Dell. Arkansans Hear Expert on Cotton Co-operation Urged Within Industry To Meet New Tests LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 12. (U.P.)—Oscar Johnston of Scott, Miss., founder and chairman-of the National Cotton Council, today called for greater cooperation between segments of the cotton industry. "Accomplishments of cotton dur- In the past decade have been due almost entirely to cooperation of farmers, Dinners, warehousemen, merchants, crushers and spinners In a concerted campaign to increase cotton consumption," Johnston declared. "In 1948 and the years thereafter," he said, "it Is going to be I necessary for us to work together even moVe closely to support to the fullest extent the cotton consumption program." The council founder said that when (lie laws of supply and demand begin to function normally, the pressure from cotton's competitors will "more and more" exert itself. "If we work together as a great united Industry," he declared, "I | do nol for one moment doubt our ability to overcome any and all throats to cotton's markets and prosperity." Likewise, he said, the nations of the world need to work together j more closely. "l-'or Mir di'miH'ratic nations of the Western world, Ihe European recovery program . . . offers the quickest and surest part to unity and self-preservutlon," he declared. Johnston described the spread if Communism in Europe as "a natural couscquencc-of hunger, cold and helplessness." He vigorously dc- I noiincecl Communist aggression, but said that more than denunciation would lie needed to halt the spread of totalitarianism^ All were given emergency treat- j There is no guarantee that the incut at hospitals here and rtis-1 Marshall plan will halt Commun- inlsscd. Three were taken to Blytheville Hospital and at least two Ism. Johnston declared, but it holds a hope "such as no other plan of the others, who were unidenti- which has been conceived." fic-d today, were treated nt Walls "Individuals operating In a free Hospital. [ enterprise economy cantiot long Treated at Blytheville Hospital' compete with the ruthless econom- wcrc Avon Wilson, 29, Paul Sliill, ' lc tactics of totalitarian govern- 25. and Howard Austin, 23. They mcnts in world trade," he said" "We .suffered facial lacerations, hospital attendants said. ! ha Mr. Wilson was believed to have : l '°' been the driver of the Hudson Tm-- raplane which collided cannot live alone. We must riends who think as we thosc friends to continue to exist, we must lend them a helping hand during their hour of Jews Reported As Victors in Desert Battle JERUSALEM,, March 12. (UP) — The Jewish militia Haganah was reported to have routed today an Arab band of several hundred which raided Maanit, a Jewish settlement in the Samarian hills north of Jerusalem. Jewish and Arab forces were reported to have fought for several hours in another clash in the Sodom Desert, the first in that outlying Dead Sea area. At least four were killed, according to preliminary reports of an "unknown number" of casualties. The widely separated hostilities coincided with an intense search for the driver of a stolen American consulate car which carried explosives to the scene of the bombing of the Jewish Agency Building. The Palestine Post urged the United States to Investigate thoroughly. First reports of the Arab raid on Maanit lacked any word of casual- lies. They said Haganah beat off the raiders and pursued them away from the scene of the attack. In the Sodom Desert, a Haganaii squad was reported to have run into the lust Anib band to operate in that area early this morning. They clashed. Haganah sources said the fighting went on for several hours, and the Jews inflicted an undertei mined number of casualties. Hog Prices Up a Little As Porkers Are Withheld CHICAGO, March 12. (UP) — Grain and hog prices opened slightly higher today. Farmers, who rustled hogs to market yesterday to beat the deadline for a nationwide meat packing strike, held them off the market today. They sent only 30,000 hogs to the 12 injor livestock centers, compared with 38,000 a week ago. Yesterday, farmers flooded the market with 61,000 hogs, and the price drop, pcd as much as 52 per hundred pounds. Farmers yesterday sent large hog shipments to mnrket because they feared they might be stuck with the corn-consuming animals in the event of a strike. Chilean River Steamer Sinks; 35 Lose Lives SANTIAGO. Chile, March 11. (UP) — At least 35 persons were drowned yesterday when the river steamer Helvetia capsized and sank at Puerto Carahue on the Imperial River in Southern Chile, police reported today. Survivors said (he Helvetia passed over a slack cable anchoring another ship to shore. The other ship moved, pulling the cable taut and capsizing the Helvetia. Most of th» victims were trapped in cabins and below decks. Police said bodies recovered included 2p women, eight men and seven children. The captain was believed drowned also but his body was not recovered. The ship sank in 30 feet of wa- j ter. It was raised by construction workers with engines and cables. Work Begins On Unified Plan For Defense KEY WEST. Pla., March 12. (UP) —Defense Secretary James Porrcs- tal and the Joint chiefs of staff if the armed forces met in President Truman's -Little White House" hcie today to work out a unilied plan for national defense. Three plane loads of the nation's top "brass" arrived at 4:30 p.m. I yesterday from Washington. The conferees will enjoy the same seclusion which has made the naval base here Mr. Truman's favorite vacation spot. The "Little White House" was roped off and Marine sentries posted on the grounds. Draughon's College of Mechanics Post Office Box 835, Memphis, Tenn. Will tfive you specialized 1 mining on motors, motor tune-up, painting, itiilo electricity, hody and fender work, clutch, linikc, transmission and deferential repair. A complete (raining, approved for VKTKKANS. Call or write for free information. No Injurious Air Hammer Used In Our Body Repair Work. Our Auto Body Shop Is the Best! Tlw air hammer and its damaging efferls Hre | c f( uu ( o j our procedure of auto body repair. We do our work by hand, the came as did the craftsmen of old. But our finished work Is as modern as a neiy car right off the production line. Let us turn your dented fenders into graceful automotive linesl FLOWERS BODY SHOP it's Our Guarantee That Counts LOCATION: 118 South Lilly Street . „ , .,„!.,_, Plymouth driven by rtaycto Veach. ! sreatest trial," Johnston declared. The three taken to Blytheville Hos- ' "" '' ...... pital were riding in the Hudson. The two men with Mr. Veach were not identified here and Dell peace officers first on the scene of the ; docs c '' c<ia lo nls state and tne wreck were unavailable this morn- cotlon Industry. ing. - i ----------The He described Harold A. Young of North Little Rock and new president of the council, as "a sound thinker" and a man who collision occurred about 3 p. in. when Mr. Veach was making a- turn on to the Dell road, a Blytheville officer who arrived there later, said. The Plymouth was headed toward Blytheville. Truman made the "disloyal" re- j cars were thrown ab3Ut 40 feet by mark during a conversation on the I 'he impact, an eye-witness said. Palestine situation with a New! Botii cars were badly damaged. York publisher whose wile Is Jew- | The men In the Hudson had to be ish. Fertilizer Tests Increase Cotton Yield 900 Per Cent Packers Cut Purchases CHICAGO, Mar. 12. <UP)-The big meat packers reduced their livestock purchases today in an- Both j ticipation of a threatened strike by CIO packinghouse workers. Meanwhile, last - ditch efforts were made to avert the nationwide walkout, scheduled to begin at freed from the car ns the impact! 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, jammed the doors, an eye-witness i The strike would involve about said. No arrests were made by in- ; 100,000 workers and would disrupt vestigating ofiicers. I operations at about 100 plants. CARUTHERSVtLLE, Mo., Mnrch 12.—The use of fertilizer on six separate test plots increased the yield of cotton from 43 to 387 pounds _ ^ ^_ per acre, according to M. D. Am- (U.P.)—A coroner's jury was called hul 'B«!y, county agent. The tests today to investigate ravaged the central building of the Highland Hospital for Nervous Diseases as firemen searched for i county extension service. traces of five women patients still i Various kinds and various amounts the fire which w ' crc conducted last year on the Hamlin Farm near this city by Cloyd Hundley, in cooperation witii liic missing. Dr. P. H- Terry, Buncombe County coroner, said the jury would begin an Immediate study of the tour bodies accounted for. The otficial Inquest will bcKin March 1C under direction of District Solicitor W. K. McClean, the coroner said. Meanwhile, workers with acetv- of fertilizer per acre were used, with Ihc largest Increase being wlili the fertilizer combination labeled 0-10-20. and' 4-12-8. Mr. Amburgey said. The fertilizer in tbls combination was high in potnsh. 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