The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 11, 1949
Page 9
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HOKOAT, 1TRIL, 11, 1949 9LITREVILLK (AMC.y COUJRIER KEW8 HUB MOB, Laconia Farms To Be Play Area U. S. Engineers Ask ± Application! for '' Lake Front Lease The Department of the Aim}', through the Memphis District, Corps of Engineers, Is offering "Laconia Farms", former country eslate of Oscar Johnson, on Lake Wappapello, for lease a> a commercial recreational development and operation. Invitations to bidders were Issued April 7. and are available from the office of the District Engineer, Memphis District, Corps of Engineers, P. O. Box 97. Memphis, Tennessee. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., May 2, 1M9, and then publicly opened. The tract to be leased Is located In the upper reaches of Lake Wappapello, on the north shore, some three miles southeast of Greenville. Missouri. The buildings consist of one large and two small residences with a total of 25 rooms, together with a number of outbuildings. There is also a small swimming pool and tennis court. Also included in the nre some 1500 acres of wooded hill land. Recreational facilities to be rc- (rtilred of the lessee include vacation and overnight accommodations, meals and boat rental service. In ^Idition, if he so desires, the lessee *&y operate maintenance and repair services for private boat owners, guide services and saddle, horses for hire. The lease will be at a fixed annual rate of $720.00 plus a percentage of gross income derived from operation. Applicants will be required to present evidence that they have regularly engaged In the operation of similar recreational facilities, or are reasonably familiar with such operations. The successful bidder will be required to begin operations within two montlis alter the lease ha.* been executed. Access to the tract and buildings is provided by county roads and improved woods trails. The lake Is reached by a one-half mile long gravel road? Interested applicants are ttrvited to visit the site in order to familiar- ise themselves with its extent and suitability for the proposed operations, condition of buildings and other facts. A Tragedy of Old Age Actor Morfamf Graham DIM at London Homo W3NDON, April It (If) — The living Image of "Old Bill," World War I cartoon character of "txettar 'alt" fume, I* dead. Morland Graham, 87 • year • old actor, died la*t night ihortly a(t«r his wife found him slumped In his automobile ouuld* hl» home. H« Had been 111 o[ Inaomnla tnd • cheat complaint. Bruce Balrnsfather, creator of the wiUrus-niDvutached, tin-hatted British cartoon character, one* •aid Graham wu "Old BUI come to life." Qraham played the famed character In the movie "Old BUI and Son," In one of Balrnsfather'* World War I cartoons "BUI" wu pictured in a shell hole saying to a pal, "If you knows * better 'ole, 'op to I or words to that effect. It was probably the most famous cat tool of the war. Voter, Sewage Meeting Opens in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, April 11— {ill— 'he annual Arkansas Water and ace Conference will be held In Itoblnion Auditorium here today through Wadneiday, Tht conference, sponsored by h* Unlwalt? of Arkanaa* College if IngtnMrlnt and the Arkansas State Board ot Health, will be cle- •oUd to a Mhoollnf protram, examinations for voluntary water- work* op»rator§ licenses will be held under the supervision of F. L. Mo- Donald, of the Arkansas State Board of Health. ' As Barnes consume her frame house, 78-year-old Ida Walters hobbles to safety after saving only, an empty suitcase, a lamp and a portable radio. The building, 10 miles west of Kalamazoo, Mich., was completely destroyed by the blaze. 30 Forest Fires Noted By Fliers Over Ozarks « LITTLE ROCK. April 11. >pring forest fires, raging in North Arkansas, are burning from 1.000 to 1,200 acres of timber a day, State Forester Fred Lang reported yesterday. Three Navy filers reported to the local Civil Aeronautics Administration office last night that they sighted forest fires all the way from Springfield, Mo., to Little Rock, nnd at one point could count 30 separate ftre«. States Stake out Hew Claim to Oil Tidelands WASHINGTON, April 11. The states' claims to the oil-rich tidelands were staked out anew today, setting off another round in a multi-billion dollar scrap. Thirty-one Senators joined in introducing a. bill that would give the stales title to the nation's suhincrg- ed coastal lands. Senator Tobey (R-NH) promptly spoke up for those who contend the federal government owns the property. He said they will do their best to kill the bill "in the interest of the people ol the United Slates." Opponents of the measure, even if r-^ey lose in Congress, know they can look to President Truman for a veto. He has vetoed sucii a bill once beiore and has promised to do so again If necessary. In his state of the union message to Congre.s.5 last January, Mr. Trumau said: "We must adopt a program for the planned use of petroleum reserves under the sea which are— and must remain—vested ill the federal government." Ancient Greeks counted day from sunset to sunset; Roman from midnight to midnight, an Babylonians from sunrise to sun rise. 'ayettevifle Gets Top tudcnt Council Post JONESBORO, April ' 1 0—IT)— 'ayettevllle was elected as the pres- lential school and Magnolia the 950 host at the closing session of he Arkansas Association of High ichool Student councils here Satur- l»y. Hughes was elected vice-president, Magnolia secretary-treasurer, and Sheridan publisher of the Jorunal of Proceedings. The school named vlll elect an Individual from Its :hapter to fill Ihe office for which ,t is responsible. Mary Sue McDonald of Helena is the retiring president. Miss Bobsie Ferguson, principal of Central High, Helena, was elected state sponsor, with Miss Marie Cash of Fordyce as assistant state spon- ;6r. Miss Julin McKcmie of Hughes was elected secretary by the sponsors. The convention, which began here Thursday, attracted 133 visiting delegates and .42 sponsors from 44 Arkansas high .schools. Hot Springs Po/ice Chief Submits His Rtsignation HOT SPRINGS. Ark., April 11— M')—George Callahan, whose ap polntment »j police chief here resulted In a court battle Saturday submitted his resignation, effectlv April 15. He gave no reason. Callahan was appointed In De ccmber, 1947, by retiring Mayo Earl Ricks. A suit was filed seek ing to block appointment and th matter twice reached the Arkansa Supreme Court before the appointment was upheld. Callahan was not a member of the police force when he was appointed chief, but had been a former chief deputy sheriff. The Municipal Civil Service Commission has the power of appointing a new chief and top man on the list Is Detective Dan Watklru. Mayor-Elect Floyd A. Housley, who takes office next Monday, could not be reached Immediately for comment. The Alexandria, Virginia, Dandle, founded In 1784 claims to be the natlon't oldest daily newspaper. Roy Kimcs it Charged With Looting Post OHic» FORT SMITH, Ark., April 11. W) —A charge of poitofflce burglary ha* been nmde against Roy Klmes, 35- year-oid Chester, Ark., farmer who is the object of an Intensive Northwest AmnnsHS manhunt. A federal warrant, Itiued here jcsicrday, char(«> Klmw with bur- 8'iiu-y ol the Chester post office March 31, In which »300 In cull flirt $3.1,0 In bonds were atolen. The hunt for Klmcii started nhoit- ly after the i>oV, office end a gene- mi store at Rudy, Ark., was enter- ci 1 Tws.iny Another pool office bur Rimy ' ccuned at CedarvlIU Thursday. All three are communities north of Van Hiucii. 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