The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 13, 1949 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 13, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Levee District Finances Sound Commissioners G«t Reports or Session In West Memphis Collection of levee assessments In Mississippi County during the past fiscal year was 99.07 percent o( the total assessment. Tliat is an all time high, accord- •iMing to W. O. Byler. secretary^treasurer of the St. Francis I.evee DIsUV' In presenting his re|M>rt to the annual meeting of directors of the district In West Memphis yester- ray. Mr. Byler noted that $m,- 496.19 of a $179.161 assessment was collected in the county. District collections gu, a whole were up. Mr. Byler said, as the financial report for the year showed 9912 percent of total assessments tor the -ttslrtct were collected. Payment of S162.000 was made asaimt the bonded indebtedness nf (he district and monev is on hand f»r payment ot *'?0.000 In bonds which have mahired but have not cnnie in anci fin 000 for bond? which mature on Ji'ly 1 M«l<-h Cash An Hand Mr Bvl nl ''.s report showed tho district liari on Viand cash to the exlent of '5:ians339. nrr>tected h pn'.nrnment bonds held In escrow Tie also announced the purchase of S99-90Q of series F governmen bonds which will have a maturity value of "35000 In 12 years. This is the sivth r"->«;«ri<tive yen the district lias nwrte svcll a bont purchase. Plans call for a sjmila purchase each year for the nex six years. It was nolnted out the maturim? of the government bnntls will assist the district in retiring its own bonds In the 12 years following; £ 1954 when maturity on district ' bonds will reach a p"nk. Mr. Byler compared the current financial condition of the district with 1935 when bonded indebtedness stood at S5.P88.000 with yearly Interest oayments amounting to 5310,000. Present bonded indebtedness ts $3.706.000 which costs tile district $197.210 annually in Interest. Mrs. Emily Trammel of Wilson Is collector in Mississippi County. BOSOM BUDDIES—Jumbo, 5-year-old Saint Bernard, and Mabel, 5-wcek-old fawn, have become bosom buddies. Mabel's mother had wanderlust and abandoned her on a farm near Stockton, N. .1., where Jumbo discovered her. The Saint Bernard's owner brought the youne deer lo a vel for treatment. But Jumbo got so lonesome for his new girl friend that Mabel was linally brought home again to keep him company. Arson Suspect Admits Firing S/egro's Home Chief of Police John roster said his morning that George Woolen. ilylheville Negro, nbout 30. had been turned over to county author- ties to be held on suspicion of arson. Woolen WAS arrested yesterday by city officers Fred Hodge, Arthur Fields fuxd B. L. Vaslbliuter and wns said by Chief Faster to have confessed to setting fire to the home of another Negro, Edd Ash who resides In Ihe Pride Addition Chief Foster stated that Woolei confessed to Officers Fields, ITodRn and Vostbtnder, that he set fire to the Ash's home June 19. Howev the ftre was discovered and e: Einguished by members of the Asl family with no major damage re suiting. Chief . oster ,said that. In th confession Woolen decided to se lire to the Ash home alter h had been ordered to stay awn from Ash's step-daughter. He tol officers that Ash's step-da ugh tc owed him some money lor son books that he sold her two year ago. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Arthur S. Harrison said (his morning that no official charge has been filed against Woolen pending further Investigation. ANITATION Continued from Pace i. Rock engineer. Mr. Crist recom nendtd a (our-point program for e v. r e r improvements, Including loaUiiK a bond Issue. Sewrr 1.1 nri Overloaded State's Farmers In Need of Sun, Report Points Out UTTLE ROCK, July 13. fAP) — Arkansas cotton growers could use some "cotton weather" to advantage, says the state's weekly crop and weather bulletin. What's needed, the report said. Ls dry, sunny weather instead of the rain cotton-growing sections have been gelling. However, the cotton crop was reported in fair to good condition in most areas. Boll weevils continue k) be a threat in .some sections. The report added: "Rice Is doing wejl although some fields are badly infested with weeds and grass. Frequent rains have hampered the control of rice water weevil. Application of fertilizer by plane continued durinz tUe \veck." The report covered the week ended yesterday. Arkansas SenatorDefends i Waterways Improvements' WASHINGTON, July 13. I/Pi — Senator McClellan <D-Ark) resents designation of waterway improvement programs as "pork barrel legislation." He said yesterday only "shortsighted persons" criticize such programs. '•These programs add to the country's capital wealth. They actually save lives and save tremendous property values. They make it possible for river valleys to be highly developed." he said. McClellttn presided at a Senate Public Works Subcommittee session, which heard Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Hick, chief of Army Engineers, recommend backloggivtg ol waterway projects, which would be constructed only as a stopsap lor possible economic recession. The sewage mailer, however, was toU*U. Ht uld th* itench forced residents nearby to keep their hornet clows even In hot weather. Thl» »ltu»Uon, It was Indicated, hn been under Investigation. Alderman Nabers described It an a "rou*h" »ltu»tlon. Mayor Henderson asked the Health and Sanitation committee lo confer with htm on the matter A move by the Blythevllle Coach Lines to discontinue a route added 'ower Company Lineman tilled Near Magnolia Ky The Associated Press The weather indirectly caused a death in Arkansas Tuesday night inrl increased to nine the number of violent fatalities in the state since Sunday. Charles Henry Compton. 24-year- old Arkansas Power and Lij'ht Cmnpa-v lineman, was Injured fatally at Magnolia when he touched a high voltuce wire. He was repairing power lines damaged in an electrical stor Magnolia was one of several places in Arkansas where wind and lightning strrck Tuesday. Damage, while widespread, was minor. Six net-sons have died this week as a result of traffic accidents. There were one drowning and one suicide. President of Jaycees Names New Director A. A. Fredrickson has been ap pointed to the Board of Directors of the Btythevine Junior Chamber of Commerce lo fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Marnld Anderson, jaycee President Rolanc Bishop announced yesterday. Mr. Fredrickson will serve the remainder of Mr. Anderson's term, which expires next May. Morley Told He Can't Lower Liquor Prices LITTLE ROCK, July ID. CAP) _ The 1040 "fair trade practices" act for liquor riealeis does not give Revenue Coinmi.ssioner Dean R. Morley authority to reduce Ihe price of whiskey arbitrarily. Attorney General the Mury has ruled. Passaee of the act was followed by a general lipping of prices, a result sponsors said they had not an- (ici»aled. Jvfcrley asked if he had authority to order reductions. Politics Doesn't Count, Says State Commissioner LITTLE ROCK. July 13. Wj— There's no politics in issuance nf liquor sale permits, says state Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley. Morley told the Arkansas Package Stores Association, the organization of retail liquor dealers, last nightl "If politics was a factor, mosl of you would he out of business, for about 75 per cent of you supported the losing candidate for governor." Permits are issued on the br.sis of reasonable financial responsibility, good mor" 1 character and non- objectionable location and "that's all anybody needs to get a permit," he declared. Mid-South Kroner Clerks Get Wage Increases MEMPHIS, Julv 13. M'j —Rfftlil Mississip-i. Arkansas and the clerks nf the Kroner Company in \ Memnhis area received wase inn' a new conn-act signed creases i Monday. William Gifford. general repre- sentat,'ve of the Tntcrn3tionnl Association of Rptail Clerks <AFL>. -said some 40" cVrks in more than 70 stores -re affected. He said emnloyc* in the Memphis area will receive increases amounting to S2.40 wecklv. and those in Mississipni an 1 " Arkansa' will get a S2.55 weekly raise. Salesman Faces Chame Of Raping Fordyce Girl EL DORADO, Ark.. July 13. (AP) —A voung magpzine salesman has surrendered to face a charge of rap- in" a 16-year-old Fordyce waitress. When he gave up to officers yesterday. Ollie Hay Doshier said he had been hiding In the woods near Hermitage. Ark., since the alleged atlack occured at Fordyce last Thursday. With the Courts Chancery: Kate L .Turck vs. Frank J. Turck, suit for divorce. Training School to Open LITTLE ROCK. July 13. <AP) — The third annual training school for Arkansas game wardens opens at Fayettcville tomorrow. ".cad Courier News Want Ads Swindlers Pose as Coos; Take Victims for Ride Last of Chimney Swoeos Dies in Enalind at 704 WINDtESHAM. England. July 13 —-I/PI--The last of the boy chimney sweeps of Charles Dickens' England is dead. Joseph Lawrence died in his Surrey cottage yesterday. He was 104 and reportedly the second oldest man in the country. As n boy he climbed flues stark naked to clean i distant landing and there made off them with a handbrush. eferrcd lo Ihe Health and Snni- ation Committee last night at the end of the discussion launched by .wo realtors' petition for new sewer mains In the Country Club Area North Highway 61. The men, J. L. Moultile and Johnny Marr. asked to use city streets to lay the mains and connect them with septic tank north of the high school area. Attorney Frank Douglas, who said he wns one o( the group who paid for installation of this disposal unit, said the tank would not handle the extra load. He said another unit should be installed. Mayor Henderson told this com- mittee—Alitermau Harry Taylor. Jodie L. Nabers and W. c. Gates—that it the advice of an engineer was needed, to "go ahead and get It." At, this point. Alderman L. G. Nash said the city might as well go ahead with over-all Improvements. Alderman Rupfil Crafton said that an election should be called to decide the bond issue preposition. City Engineer Carney sulil Bly- Ihevillc's sewage system was constructed to serve a city of between 4.000 and 5,000 population. A State Board of Health Inspector expressed amazement. Mr Carney said, at th3 fact the system wns kept operating as well ns it wns. "We nre facing Ihe time now when sve need something heller.' Mr. Carney said. "The svslem is obsolete. We should have had a new plant five 1 years ago." he said. Installation of a new septic tank, to | care for the mains sought in the petition, is "a crn/.y idea." ne said. "We need a different set-up enlircly." He also said that addition of 40 to 50 more houses to the number served by the tank near the high school would make no "bis difference" and would just mean more frequent pumping out. He said thai was tile "lesser of two evils" in the choice of using the existing tank or huildinB a new one. Treatment Inadequate. Mr. Carney pointed out that sewage now recc'vrs only one stage of treatment in the disposal process when it should receive five. A complaint on the related matter of drainage also came up. Alderman Craflon said he had been Informed thai paving work on Hollv Street resulted in clo.smg off a drainage ditch and backing up water aro''ncl a home nt 13th and Hearn. H" said water was a font deep on much of the lot. A junk yard, a slaughter pen and outdoor toilets held added .sanitatirm priet for the, aldermen last niqht. Citv Attorney Wright submitted - petition from Fourth Ward resident asking removal of J. D. Robinson's Junk yard at IRth and Rose Stree 1 on grounds it was a public nuisance. Mr. Wright cilso satd the junk yard was set up In the middle of a dedicated street. He said an ordinance prohibiting Junk yards withing the city limits, had not been enforced because of a lack of obiections. The Junk yard w«s operating when that area was inco]-|M>ratcd into the city, he said. The council agreed to write Mr. j Rnblns^n, who is 'n a hospital in j \fcmphis, nml give him 30 days to n'-e the junk . ard. Prolest r'au|liter Fen Practice Dick Burns apt>eared before Ihe action lo pre- last year was 'efcrred until the August session when a request was marie for extension of auotlicr route. Pointing out hat the route from Walker Park past the high school and out Chiekasawba was a losing proposition. Jess Taylor. attorne> for the bus line, asked the connr for permission to discontinue it The council had asked for the route to be added as a test of Its use fulness last yeai when a fare in crease was granted. Mr. Taylor produced figure showing tl» route took in a tola of only $177.81 during June. Dail revenues ran trom 35 cent 1 ; tn SIS he said. The route costs J18.29 ne day lo opcralr. he said. Action on Bus Line DfUyfd A motion to okay dtscontlmianc G.'of the route was amended, howeve by Fourth Ward Alderman I.rsli Moo-", who sought an some 800 feet to the route In Prld Addition. Mr. Taylor and tltli Barue.s. an operator of the bus lin said this would add 24 miles day to that bus' run and would not nay off. After much discussion, the orlg- motion, the amendment and le bus line's application lor dls- ontlmmnce of the other route ere withdrawn and the whole latter deferred until the next leetlng. In other Action, the Finance Oommltlte scheduled a meeting •ith the mayor, city attorney, Far- Is Simon and his attorney to settle ccounts Involving a claim Mr. Simon has against the city and a ounterclaim the city has ngalml ilm. It involves curbing work Mr. Simon says he was mithori/.crt to :iave done three years ago. The council also approved closing off of Adams Street between I HI and 12th Streets. Its closing was asked by nearby residents who sale it was unused. There were no pro- tesls. Consideration of application ny A. L. Richardson for a building permit for R brick and tile grocerv store in the Hollandale Addition, east of Lii'y Street, was deferred until the next meeting. A -petition protesting erection of tht »tore In residential district wu (Vied. Alderman Moore entered a' request on behalf of Fourth Ward residents for street lights In Prld« Addition, 'nils was turned over*to the Light and Water Committee. I.IQI.'OR PERMIT NOTIC'K OF GKANTIN'C OF Notice Is hereby given that th* Commissioner ot Revenues ol lh» State of Arkansas has issued a permit. No. 225 to Lendennle Fowler Jr.. to sell and dispense rinoua ot splrituoius liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described M 122 E. Main St., Blythevllle. This permit Issued on the • Irt day of July 1M9 and expires on th« 30 day of June 1050. 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