The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1949 · Page 5
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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK. 1 ) COURIER NEWS 3 fI'll M" " Still Missing i In Illinois Fire Investigators Unable j. To Determine Cause ** Of Midnight Tragedy EFFINGHAM. 111., April B yi>)_ The hunt for bodies In the ruins or St. Anthony's hospital was nearly ended today, with 71 known dead and three persons still missing. The official toll of 14 was fixed by Msgr. Jesse Cation, dioce.snn superintendent of the Institution which was destroyed early Tuesday by fire. His list showed 61 Identified dead and 10 unclaimed bodies. Mayor H. B. Rinehart said any unclaimed bodies would be given a mass funeral If they arc not identified by noon. Many of them were charred beyond recognition. The cause of the fire "may never be knbwn," State Pire Marshal Pat Kelly said. The condition of the building hampers investigators, he explained. Frank Wilkins, Efflngham fire chief, said he expected his men lo end their search of (lie ruins today. Civic Leaders Plan Observance Of National Boys, Girls Week Members of several city organizations hr.vinK lo do with work with boys and eirl.s met In Ihe "Y" rooms yc.slcrday afternoon to advance plans for obMervancc of National Hoys and Girls Week in Blytheville. This event will be observed on a National scale during the week of May 1-7. The local committee agreed to emphasize two or three events during UK week, lather thun attempting a week-Ions; ob^cn'ance. All or- pani?..ilions within the city are be- in; u.skcd lo Join in vhe celebration. On SinuUiy. May 1 each church is being requested lo plan some ac- livily requiring boy and girl participation or featuring the young people. A parade of boys and girls i.s be- ins projected for mid-\vei'k. All organizations arc invited to place sroujxs in this parade, Hoy Scouts, Gin Scouts, schools, Blytheville "V" and other civiu groups which have units avalable. In addition to tlie two or three events in which everyone will be invited lo participate, each orga- nisation in Ulythcville Is requested to plan something to highlight lU own program during the week. Amouu. the events already schcd- nltil by Individual grouiJs Is Ihe iltiy Scout camporee on Friday and Saturday, the exhibition visit of National Table Tennis Champion Lou I'ai/liuro and Intel luuional champion Peggy McLean lo tin lilMhevillc "Y" and a proposed "Y" Guimma! 1 School track meet at Walker Park on Saturday morning of that week, Organizations represented at yesterday's meeting were tlie KiwunLs Club, The Americn Legion, Boy Scouts. Givls Scouts and the Bly- thcviilc "Y". Former Spa City Official Goes into Federal Court Trying to Dodge Pen Term LITTLE ROCK, April 8. </T)—A pre-trial conference will be held In Federal Court here April 14 on a petition of former Hot Springs City Attorney J»y Rowland for a wilt of habeas Corpus. Rowland was convicted In 1947 on a charge of accenting bribes. Ho was given l one-year prison sentence. Federal Judge Hurry J. Lmilcy said he hurt agreed to hear the \K- litlon at the request of Federal Judge John 8. Miller, of the Western Division of Arkansas. Judge Miller signed a tcm|iornry order Inst •eek delaying Rowland's admittance 'uto the State Penitentiary. Church Plans Buy-a-Brick Campaign To Get 700,000 Needed for Auditorium Treasurers, Brothers, Accused as Embezzlers k, WEST PLAIN'S Mo.. April 8. I/TV Tlie preliminary heating of Paul and Harry McGoldrck. former Howell County treasurers charged v.'ith embezzlement was continued yester day uiuii April 21 The heaving was begun before r.'.agistr.ite W. LV Roberts, but was continued after the defense requested that certain county records Le imp'-unded and someone named to take charge of the books. Both brothers are charged with embezzlement of S15.250.03. Harry McGoldrick, who preceded his brother as county treasurer, also is .-barged with embezzlement of ;$4.^88.15 over a period from May 1. 1944 to December 31, Blytheville, Leachville Men With Navy in Hawaii Bennie H. Golf of Blytheville and Robert Dale Jackson of Leachville, both airmen apprentices in the United states Navy, are based at tlie Naval Air Station, Barber's Point. Hawaii, with the Fleet All Weather Training Tin it. Airman Goff is the son of Oren poff of 924 South Clark Street, and Airman Jackson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Toye P. Jackson of Lcach- vilie. Both have been in service since September. Plans for launching a buy-a-brick-fr cnmpaien to supplement Ihe building fund for the First Methodist Church were approved by the Hoard of Stewards at the monthly meeting iug last, nlghl. Gus Eberdt, chairman of the finance committee, explained the idea and announced thai approximately 500.000 common brick, and 200,000 face brick would be needed in constructing the auditorium. He said that a Biythcville dealer had offered lo furnish the brick al cost. The fund will be handled trough the eounniUec treasurer. It is planned to place the bricks, as Ihey are purchased, on Ihc building -silo. U. S. Branson, arehilecl. is expected to have plans and specifications for the anriitoi imn ready soon for submission to contractors who intend to bid on the project. More than S115.000 is available to . start construction but additional ._„ I funds are needed to enable the church lo pay for the auditorium in full by tlie time that construction completed. Mrs. W. L. Horner. representing the church's Woman's Society of Christian Service, last night sug- Band Director Named LITTLE ROCK, April 8 W')—Tile North Little Rock School Board last night named James Raymond Brandon of Texnricana as director of North Little Rock High School Band for the 1949-50 term. He will succeed G. C. Martin of North Little Rock, organizer of the band. Brandon has directed the Tex- •rkana High School band the last 16 years. He is president of Ihe Arkansas State Band and Orchestra ! Association. Luxora FFA Unit Plans Father-Son Banquet Tonight Tlie annual father and son ban fillet for the Luxora chapter o the Future Farmers of America wi' be conducted tonight at the Hig School cafeteria In Luxora. Members whose fathers arc unable to attend were nskcd to bring another rotative or friend. Lloyci Godlcy. manager of the Production Credit Association of Osceoia, will be the principal speaker. Tlie banquet will be opened with the ritual led by president GUIs Raper. Fallowing Ihc opening ritual Don McGuire will give the welcoming address with a brief review nf the projects of Ihe chapler during the past year. Thf banquet will be served by third year home economics students. Jog, 'Seeing-fye' Owner .cave County Hospital CHICAGO, April 8—WV- A 63•ear old man left Ihe Cook County losplUI yesterday bill he decided vns not necessary for his guide ;log to lead him. The man, James McGovern, went to (lie hospital Tuesday—led bj Ills dog—mid asked treatment for minor face bruises. He said he had been beaten. Hospitals authorities didn't wan to turn a "blind" mnn away. si. they gave him n bed and let th "ourt Orders Closing If Questionable School ECCLKS HALL, Elllf., April 8— /I')—A magistrate's court lins decld- 1 lo close n school whose boys •nd girls discussed sex and entered inch other's bedrooms nl night. The courl held that Hobert Cop- ilng. 'i9. bearded hcadmnster of Horsely Hull, and his partner. Kd- w»rc! lleynoldj. 31, were jinflt to In charge of Ihe school's '12 pupils. It also ruled the children vere being kepi In an envlronwnt detrimental to them. The courl delayed Issuing nn order agalnsl Copping nnd ney- wlds until the beginning of the lexl school term, Mny 6. The Staffordshire County Council charged before the court Hint one of the school's nuilrons gave n jn- Iracenllve lo n girl pupil who had 'some rnllicr undue attachment" for n boy slurtcnt. It Is possible for the human cyo, unaided, lo see about 3,000 stars at one time. dog sleep bcuenlh it. Wednesday McGovern was seen to flip a clgurel wllh unerring utn Into R refuse cnu. An Investigation disclosed Mcdovcrn was not blind His dog also wns an huposlcr. Mc- Oovern said he just, wanted a place to stay. Hut lie promptly wns discharged as a patient. Women Revolt, in Kansas Vame Mrs. Clark Mayor UUONSON, Klin.. April 8. (/!>)— t looks like Iho Women of lironson iiivo n good chance ol netting that icw town fire siren. This town ol 100 elected a woman iinyor In TueKiliiy's municipal eleo- 'lon, They ulso pul some women In he (own council, One of llio main Issues In Iho women's cnmpiilKH was 11 new fire siren. Thf present one, (ho women cliilmed, Is too old, takes Uio much :lmc lo slurl n'nd Is Inconvenient. I'hey want n modem siren, which town's telephone operator cun start directly from her swtlclilxmrd. The new mayor, Mrs. Hay Clink, rwi'lvcrt « votes lo •!! (or her clos- cst opponent, Forrest Stewart Bald Mrs. Clurk: "Kvcry nuin In this lown luis been on the council at -some, lime or other, Ing my ImstmurJ, and what Imvo they done—nothing." In the council election, Oscar Burrows topped tlio field with 55 votes He WHS followed l>y Mrs. Alice Warren with 52, Mrs. Lorene Kinnison and It. L, Shoii lied lor third and fourth. Tho nico for the fifth post ulso ended In a tic between Mrs. Dliinche Dowers and Wilbur Love. It has not been deckled yet whe- PAGE FIVE • ~^___ ther Mrs. Bowers or Love will r*. cclve Uin fifth council seat. ATHLETES FOOT CWi KIU. IT* FOR asiT IN ONI HOUR, " no I pl AT LAST! gested that the board make the annual W.S.C.S. entertainment tor all seniors in the Blytheville High School, who are Methodists, a church wide program. The suggestion was approved by the board and funds - ppropriated for the entertainment of the Methodists in the 1949 graduating class. Harvey Morris, chairman of the board, appointed Hugh Whitsitt, D. H. Arney and W. W. Adams on a special committee to make improvements necessary to prevent flooding of the portions of the church after heavy rains. Ambassador to Moscow May Be Alan G. Kirk 'Y' Directors to. Meet J. P. Garrott, secretary of the Blytheville 'Y', announced today that a meeting of the board of directors would be conducted in the 'Y' rooms In the City Hall at 4:45 p.m. Monday. J. W. Adams Is chir- man of the board. WASHINGTON. April 8. (.-Titian G Kirk, no\v American am- I'assadoi to Belgium, was reported \ostcrclay to be Ihe best bet to succeed Gen Walter Bedell Smith as amt.t.ssador to Moscow. There were indications that rrcs- ictent Truman and Secretary- of | State Acheson v,'ere near final agreement on tlie Go-year old retired admiral as the man to take over the tough assignment to tlie Soviet capital. Gem\' t iJ Smith resigned us President Truman's envoy to the Krem- Kr. on March 2o. He has returned to Army service as commander of Ihe first army with headquarters at New York. Baptists Really Serious About Settling Moral Debt Obligation in Full Baptists in Arkansas are paying off a debt they do not owe. At least, the federal courts say that the debt was settled in 1037 when the depression-harassed Arkansas Baptist State Convention paid off a million doilais worth of notes and bonds al 35 cents on tlie dollar. The courts wiped the slate clean, and the notes and bonds were cancelled. Six years Inter, however, the Baptists got to thinking that a moral obligation still existed and they voted to pay the remaining S708.000. The money Is being raised thro'.:?h nn Konor Club in wlilch members contribute a dollar each month. Dr. B. L. Bridges, the denomination's execnlive secretary nt Little Hock, says everything will be paid in lull by 1950. ICC Issues Abandonment Order for M. & A. Railroad HARRISON, Ark, April 8—<>Pj— The Missouri nnri Arkansas Railway apparently is dead at last. An Interstate Commerce Commission order for abandonment of the 361-mile line. Idle since 1946, became effective yesterday. Applications are pending (or operation of two scgnient-3. But neither would be known as the Missouri and Arkansas. MASTIC HOUSE PAINT YOU2 LOVELY HOME IS IRREPLACEABLE! PROTECT IT FROM THE RAVAGES OF RUST AND ROT! You can restore your home to its original newness and brightness and keep it that way with fit 9ft Mastic K Hjse Paint. 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