The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 11, 1949
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ADA Endorses 'Fair Deal' Aims Trwmcn Proposal* Offer Opportunity For Hi* Liberals . CHICAGO, April 11. (S) — The Tilr De«J" program of President Truman baa the convention endorsement of Americans for Dctn- ecratfc Action. Bi a *tat«m«nt of policy adopted •t UM closing convention session Twterday, ADA said: "We reeogmced that cooperation with the Democratic Party In carrying out ^ st I * alr D* 8 ' program offers the beet opportunity on the national level for the achievement of liberal purposes." In th« same statement,' however ADA said it "should continue Its political and organlaztlonal independence" of either of the major par- tie* and reaffirmed its view that formation of a national third party now "will be Injurious to liberal purposes. The organization said "\ve shall continue to work for the nomination and election of candidates .... of whatever party when their records were consistent with th« principles of ADA." The statement recommended dontinued negotiation with Russia "on questions where genuine agreement Is possible," but declared that ''the free world continues to face its most massive external challenge from the Soviet Union and Its International Communist instrumentalities.' The convention urged "strong measures to raise the average income of labor and farmers," Including a minimum wage of "at least" 78 cents an hour. It also pledged support oJ the civil rights program, including FEPC, abolition of the House committee on UnAmerlcan Activities, and academic freedom. Obituaries , Ai'KlL, 11, Communists Postpone Showdown With China NANKING, April 11. (A')—Semiofficial sources said tonight the Communists had postponed until Friday the deadline for the government's answer to peace proposals. Orlgin»Uy the answer to Hie Red demand for virtual surrender of government troops was due tomorrow. Assurances have been given, Chinese sources said, that the Reds will not cross the Yangtze River before Friday. Government leaders pondered their answer during the day. No decision was announced here. Residents who were able deserted the capital. Sgl. George Sr.-als Dies of Pneumonia In Camp Hospital Funeral services for Sgt. George Seals, 29, of Osceola, will be conducted at 2 p.m. torioiTuw at the Swift Funeral Chapel there, by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence', pastor of th« First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow nt the Bnssett Cemetery. Sergeant Seals died yesterday at a base hospital at Camp Chaflee. where he had been stationed for about a month, following re-enlistment in March. He died from pneumonia, after having been 111 for ten days. His body Is scheduled to be returned to Osceola by train tonight. He was born in Kelser, attended the Keiser school, and later moved to Osceola. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and was discharged fn January, 1949, and re-enlisted In March. He was overseas for three years. Sergeant Seals received minor Injuries In a traffic accident near Wilson, late In January, when Clayton White of Osceola was killed. Sergeant Seals was I he son of Mrs. Vcra Seals, and the late Arthur Seals of Osceola. His mother makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Homer Dclancy of Osceola. Other survivors are three brothers, Denver Senls of Osceola, Arthur Seals, Jr., of Wichita, Kans., and Eugene Senls of Albion, Mich. Mrs. Claude C. Jackson Victim of Heart Attack Mrs. Claude C. Jackson, 67, died suddenly this morning at her home at Dcering, Mo., following a heart iitatck. Mrs. Jackson's body is being re- urned io Blytheville where she lived lor several years before going to Deering in 1939. She came to Mississippi County with her family from Alabama In 1025, living in idylhevlle and Luxora. She was a i] ember of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, eight children including Paul Jacksin! of Jjiixorn; Lester, Clay mid Jessie Jnckson of Blytheville, Roy unckson of California, sons and Rape Suspect Arrested The sheriff's office today wns investigating the rape of an eipht- year-oM Blytheville girl and saiil that a suspect was in custody. According to the girl's complaint, the criminal act took place Saturday morning, the sheriff^ office Mid. Mrs. Hoy L. Freeman of Blytheville, Mrs. V. K. Tittle of Alabama, and Mrs. Liiverne Mcurrier of California, daughters; one great grandchild, \l grandchildren; two broth- eis, W. IJuavours and H. Deuvours; mid three sisters. Mrs. Uila Strick- lr,nd, Mrs. Wllmn Kelly and Mis, Ccllii K"okscy. Thn arrangements are Incomplete pending the arrival of relatives, bul the Cobb Funeral Home will be In charge. Dies in Mississippi Funeral services for J. E. Pickering. 65, brother of E. M. Pickering of Osccoln. were conducted Saturday at the Pleasant Drove, Miss., Cemetery by the Rev. J. F. Hnrtley. Mr. Pickering died nt his home at Palmetto, Ml**., ThurteUr, after a lengthy lllnesi. Other »urvivor« Include hli wife, three *on», eight daughters, three brothers and fire stater*. • * • Rites Conducted For Woman Who Swallowed Poison A coroners' Jury today returned a verdict of suicide by poison In the d«ath Saturday night of Mrs. Martha Coughlln Hutcherson, 28, of the Ashporl community near Luxora. The wife of J. D. Huteherson, she was found dead early Sunday morning by her husband when he returned from Osceola. coroner E. M. Holt of Blytheville said she apparently took the poison early Saturday night and died almost Instantly. She drank a full ounce of poison, he said. A three-page note left by Mrs. Hutcherson Indicated she took her life because of family trouble and despondency over the deaths of her mother two weeks ago and her first husband last fall. Mr. and Mrs. Hutcher.son were married two months ago. She was the former wife of M[Sgt. Fred R. Baker of BlythevillD. who died In the crash of a D-29 .The bomber crashed into the sea off the A/ores Nov. 3, following a tnkc-off on a return trip from England to the V. S. Mrs, Hntcherson was a native of Riplcy, Tcnn. She and Mr. Hutcherson moved from Rlythevillc to :he Arch Nnrtntin farm at Ashnort, near Luxora, about two weeks ago. Before marrying Mr. Hutcherson, she worked In a cafe here. Services were conducted ''t 2 p.m. loday at Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Verl Bowlln, pastor of Full Clospel Tabernacle here. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. She also Is survived by a brother, Jack Coughlin of Blytheville. Former Judge Dies SEARCY, Alk.. April 11. (AP) Former State Senator William D. Dnvenport, 72, died at his home here yesterday. Davenport served in Ihe Arkansas Senate In the 1915 and 1917 sessions and as White County Circuit Judge from 1926 until 1938. Funeral services were to be conducted here this afternoon. Death Ca//s Publisher DETROIT, April 11 (API—George G. Booth, 84, founder of the Michigan Booth newspaper chain and an executive of the Detroit News for 61 years, died today. His death followed an illness of several weeks. SLASH Ei-Rlaiksmilh Makes Good JOSHUA, Tex. (UP)—o. c. Riddle turned in his anvil a half-century ar,n and put on an eyepiece to repair watches and clocks. 'Hie former blacksmith has repaired In the neighborhood of 70,000 timepieces his records show. Continued from Peg* J set the President's budget on the money items, but it refused to follow his Budget Bureau's recommendation for cancellation of 1237,000,000 In previously authorized veterans' hospital construction. It even cut the Budget Bureau's own request. SubstanlJal cuts were recommended for these veterans' administration operations: Administrative expenses, from $848,987,000 to $820,673,940; pensions, from $2,220,890,000 to $1,998,801,000; readjustment benefits under the GI bill, from $2,441,610,000 to $2,197,503,000. But even with the overall $508,750,060 reduction, the total VA fund would be $14,977,940 more than congress gave the agency this year. However, the committee said, the VA will have about $800,000,000 less to spend next year than it had this year because some of the new funds will be used during the remaining months of this fiscal year. In explanation of the big cuts In VA funds, the committee said there 5 no way to determine accurately he exact needs of some of the >rograms. Cut* Into VA Bulldtnj Plans In refusing to go along with the Budget Bureau In cancelling 8237,00,000 In hospital building aiithor- ty for which the money has not •ct been provided, the committee bald the President could decide vhat part of the construction program should go ahead. The Budget Bureau proposal, the committee said, would have cllm- naled 24 hospitals r.ncl altered the "size of 15 others In the proposed construction program. The cost of the entire hospital program has been estimated at $822.000,000. Of which $202,000,000 already has been appropriated. The Atomic Energy Commission's share of the bill Is $1,090.120.397. consisting of $702.930.769 in cash and $387.189,628 in contract author- ty. The President wanted $740,000,000 cash and $427.000.000 In contract authority. About one-third of the commission's program for next year Involves weapons and reactor development which the committee salt! should not be cut because the; deal with "our first line of defense.' The committee acted on ttv atomic funds after hearing David Lllienthnl, comml- -Ion chairman .say there currently Is no indlca tlon or an agreement to outlaw the use of the ( atomic weapon. Marion Man Killed When Hit by Train MARION, Art.. April 11. CAP) Fred Roberts. 37. of Marion wa killed by n Frisco train on ft gravel road crossing near Mound City yesterday. Members of his family said he had left home to go llshing. They said the truck in which he was riding broke down and Robert sat down on Union's Demands Are Opposed by President's Board WASHINQTON, April II. (ff>— . presldnetlal emergency board to- ay recommended against granting union demands for an additional The Brotherhood of locomotive Engineers has made a demand on lost Western railroads for the ad- tttonal engineer. It threatened a trlke If the demand was not grant- engineer on ocomotives. multiple-unit diesel A strike was called for Jan. 31, ut President Truman stepped In with appointment of the board to nvestlgat* the dispute. Under the ailway labor act, the union was equired to hold off a walkout pend- ng the board's study. The board finding is not binding >n the union or railroads. The un- on has 30 days in which to accept •*• reject the recommendation. fer. f. C. Brown Heads Ordination Council; 4 Deacons Ordained The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of he First Baptist Church, was «Ject- d chairman of an ordination Coun•11 'iy the church deacons Sunday norninf prior to the worship and ordination service. The Rev. Mr. Brown also was designated as the council represen- ative to deliver the charge and :ermon for the ordination of four oeacons yesterday, and Russell -augh, ehairmai- of the board of ceacons, lead the ordination prayer. The ordination council was com- wsed ot the deacons of the Pint Baptist Church and L. H. Autry, a v- deacon at the New Liberty Baptist Church. Thosi ordained as deacons yesterday were Ebb Carson. Clarence Johnson, Hays Sullivan, and George Ingrum. The four were unanimously for RESCUE Continued from Page t Hanson, friend of the family, said: "Kathy Is dead and has apparently been dead since she was last heard speaking on Friday. Well i> Sealed "Her family has been notified and we are now notifying you." He then read a message from the family: " "There Is nothing we can say to fully thank the many people who have helped us so unselfishly. Many of these people have gone home to much-needed rest. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to them for their sacrifices beyond belief.'" The parents had received the news at home. And soon the crowd; numbering hundreds of other parents, began breaking up silently. Thus culminated the most concerted rescue attempt of an Individual since Floyd Collins was fatally trapped In a Kentucky cave in 1925. Prom all of Southern California men came with equipment to free the tot from the narrow pipe. But Kathy's plight soon became the common problem of folks everywhere. The men and machines worked without sleep, stubbornly determined to lift Kathy into the bright sunlight above ground. It took heroic measures and steadfast battling against huge rocks and then water. Men who had never heard of the Piscus family before risked their lives without a second thought. Early today the final chapter was written. Bulldozers were working full tilt filling up the rescue pits. And so there would be no repetitions for other Kathys and their moms and dads— A giant bulldozer dug in and bent the top of the old well casing over and sealed it tight. On* Hospital Inspected Seeking fire Hazards Fire Chief Roy Head said today that h« has partially completed his fire Inspection of Blytheville Hospital ind will release his findings after a similar inspection of Walls HosplUl this week. The Inspections are being made in conjunction with the slate-wide check of hospitals ordered last week by State Fire Marshal Lee Baker after the disastrous Effingham. I'],, hospital blaze in which 74 persons perished. Chief Head said his reports will re released after forms required by the state fire marshal's office have been completed. Diameters of planets range from 3.000 miles, in the case of Mercury, to 88,000 miles, hi the case of Jupiter. E'aragrjuid liquor store operator, filed s'.lit before County Judge Harley Farrel) Saturday charging ir- legulaiities In the election. Hearing on the 'itigatlon Is set for May 2. Sentence Affirmed LITTLE ROCK, Aprl 111. (tP)— A Little nock man was ordered by the Arkansas Supreme Court today to serve a term ol life imprisonment for rape. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Blytheville recommended to the church ordination by the council, upon completion of examination as to willingness to assume duties of •leaconship, by the pastor. Following the acceptance by the church Alvtn Huffman, Jr., sang I Would Be True," and the charges to (he deacons and the church were lead by the pastor. From where I sit ...fy J oe Marsh We Both Won This One Wets in Greene County Contest Drys' Victory PARAGOUUD. Ark., April II. f/F) —Greene County's "wets" are contesting f. recrnt local option liquor election The county voted dry by 18 votes March si. A gn>up headed by E. J. Kirchoff, Bleir ray top the other morning when 1 discovered a shirt I'd put on had two buttons missing. "Joe/' the missus says, "do you ever rend what you write? For a man who writes newspaper pieces, all about tolerance, you sometimes show a lot of race prejudice." "Race prejudice!" I hollers. "No one can accuse me of that." "/ mean prejudice against the entire Annum race," she interrupts with a smiie. "Why get mad at the world over two little buttons?" That took the wind out of me. From where I sit (as I told the missus that evening), a lot of ug sometimes get too worked up over little tilings... little difference! of opinion or taste. One person prefers beer or ale, another prefers cider or lemonade. But why »ritt- cize the other fellow just because his tastes aren't the same as ours? "That sounds more like you, Joe," she laughs, snipping off a thread. (It so happens she was eewinf on buttons.) ARKANSAS DIVISION, UNITED STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION •07 rrHAMID ItDO., Limt HOCK, AUK. the railroad to fix it. track during efforts CAN YOU AFFORD NOT Dial Opens 6:45—Starts 1:1.1 Last Time Today "NORTHWEST STAMPEDE" (IN C1NKCO1.0K) Joan Leslie James Craig. Jack O;ikie Shnrls A- Scri;il. 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