The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 12, 1949
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TUESD'AT, ATOTL 12,1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARKJ COUKTER NEWS PAGE rm Moral Suasion Policy Adopted Education Board *, Urges Directors to ' Use Funds Property LITTLE ROCK, April 12—</P) The Arkansas Board of Education yesterday resorted to moral persuasion in an effort lo bring about equalisation of educational facilities for Negro children. The Board approved a letter to be sent by Educational Commis sioner A. B. Bonds to county sup ervisois and local .school districts. The letter says there has been some discrimination by local districts in expenditure of funds for Negro education and that several court notions Involving that Issue ate pending. The letter states, however, (hat Arkansas has a constitutional obligation to furnish equal educaUon- !\l opportunities to all its citizens. H suggests thai such rqunli/.nlion he done "as a matter of Christian obligation." rather thun through court compulsion. Board members generally agreed, that discrimination mostly was the fault of local district*. j Chairman Marvin Bird of Crlt- j tendon County said white persons 1 in his section now are demanding I better schools for Negroes. | f . He added he believes Die issue involves an attack on segregation by persons outside Arkansas. "Our Negroes arc concerned with j getting better schools," he said,' "and I think they are satisfied that we arc making progress along that line," Commissioner Bonds said frankly thnt "I don't ,=ce how we can approach equality for many without federal aid." Loan Situation Discussed However, J. V. Spem-cr of fcH Eio- rado said small districts which have only a few Negro students are the worst offenders In the matter of unequal opportunities. "Consolidation is the answer there," he said. The board authorized districts facing emergencies because of loss nf school buildings to incur temporary indebtedness. Approximately 50 districts were | seeking loans for new construction when the supreme court handed down its recent decision that special school elections, to approve bonds or for any other purpose, arc prohibited under amendment No. 40. districts will now be unable to issue bonds before they can be m approved at the regular school election in September. Where loss of a building has created an emergency, the board authorized the district to incur temporary indebtedness up to $25,000 at an Interest rate not to exceed German Boron Convicted of Aiding Purges NUERNBERG. Germany. April 12. i,]'.—Baron Ernst von Wcizsacckcr, a German diplomat who claimed lie was gnu-Nazi and worked for peace, was convicted yesterday of plotting war and helping Hitler mn.ssacre Jews. He was turong elsht Iil8l> Nazi diplomats nnd government olflclah found jtiiUy in Ihe last German war crimes case before an American court. There arc 21 defendants nil lold and the three-Judge court's B33-jM<ic finding Is expected lo take until Thur.sctay to read. Five defendants were convicted of planning aggressive war, the li:>t Germans ever to be convictec 1 on this chaise by an all-America! court. Pour were found guilty o 1 criminal roles in the murder ot allied wai prisoners and two of mas. alrocUlc.-, against civilian popnla iions ir Niizi-conciuerod hinds. Some were arrimlleil on .several counts, Then .still were three counts u> be rtNpcscd of when the court rc- ce.-:secl alter an unusual night session last night, sentences, by the First Road Bond Sale Date Is Set $7 Million Worth To Be Put Up for Sale on June 9 present schedule arc due Thursday. Also convicted of planning aggressive war were: Wllhelm Kcpplar, CG, Hitler's economic adviser and founder of the "Circle of Friends" of the Gestapo chiel, Hfinricli Himmler. Erne* 1 Woermann, 61. chief of tin; Political Division of the Foreign OIHce. Hcnricli Lummer.s, 69, one-eyed chiel ol Hie Hitler Reich chancel: Icry. described by the court, as one of the most powerful men in the NV/.i hierarchy. Haul Koernejr. 55. industrialist who was Goc-ring's deputy In the jour-year plan The court said his job V:A'. to "make Germany ready foi 1 war in four years." LITTLE ROCK. April 12-OT)Sale of the first $7,000,000 of Governor McMnth's new highway bonds is scheduled for June 9. The Arkansas fiscal Control Hoard yesterday adopted B resolution calling for bids on the bonds to be received by the board at 10 a.m. June 9. This cleared the way for n lawsuit testing validity of Ihe bonds, which wns expected to be filed Such suits are routine. The Union Planters National Dunk and Trust Company of : jm- phis and the slate treasurer were, named as paying agents lor .the bunils. The board transferred $798.72 fron the governor's emergency fund It pay the balance on the cost of the Fc». 15 special fund to pay the balance on the cost, of Feb. 15 spec ial election nt which the bonds wcr approved. The total cost of the clcc tlon was thnt much more thai ihn s>in.000 appropriated for 11 the legislature. The board also: Transferred from the sllitc high way fund S700.000 to the highwa maintenance fund and S2.1U7.855 I the highway construction fund; Authorised Comptroller Lee flo Beasley to pay S2.000 to the Connc of State Government as Arknnsa contribution for the 1818-49 Wen ilium; Authorized bids for cotihtrnctlo i>f sewers mid other linprovemcn it a cost of approximately $24.000 at the Stale Livestock Showgrounds on a dale to be selected later. Convict/on of Negro In Election Cast Is Taken to U.S. Tribunal LITTLE ROCK, April U. W'| — The Conviction of Wiley Branton, Pine Bluff Negro tank-all operator, on a charge of dlAlrfbuUng sample ballots prior to last Mimmer'ft Democratic primary, will be appealed to the United States Supreme Court. Brflnton, who is active In politics among members of his race, was larged \\lth a misdemeanor under statute which bans Influencing olcrs. He prepared and distributed at a u'ettm? ol Negiw.s mimeographed onus containing names ol cnndl- a I e.s\ The Jefferson Circuit Court Hind him sillily of distributing sample" bollots and fined htm $300. 1mt action was upheld by the state itnrcmc court. The Supreme Court yesterday ecalled Us mandate to iXMinil ul- orneys for llranton to file a bond or the U.S. Supreme Court apical. Iranton'.s attorneys said they would lie the bond with the state .supreme ourt tomorrow and petition the U.S court for a review of the case, MIT Protestor Named At Red Rally Sponsor NEW YORK, April 13—</1'j—I'rof. Dirk J. Strulk of the Maf-siicluisetts Institute of Technology yesterday w'r.s named In federal court testimony m * sponsor of a 1942 "Youlli for Victory" rally In Boston. A witness. Herbert A. Phllbrlck, aald the "same people Involved" In the Young Communist League and the American Youth for Ucmi'cmey were Interested In the "Youth for Victory" meeting. Phllbrlck, a young Mass.. advertising man, took the Maml again at the conspiracy trial of II lop American Communists before Federal Judge llurold II. Mcdlnii and a Jury. They are accused of conspiring to [earh the overthrow of (lie government. As a surprise witness last week, he revealed thill he belonged to the Communist Parly for ynirs will K full knowledge of (he 1'Dl, li 'horn he reported periodically. Timber Fire Danger Seen in N. Arkansas LITTLE ROCK. April 12. Wl — General rains over !he weekend ca.ied the fire threat in South Arkansas forests. However, slate Forester Fred Lang rale, yesterday dry areas in North Arkansas are still in danger. Recent fires have burned about 105 acres in the Salem and Hardy districts. Only light rains were reported in north portions last weekend Lang said. •fo/e on Playground At School is Filled 'n Interest of Safety CII1LL1COTHK. Mo.. April 12. I/I'J —While workmen sought to rescue Kathy Fi.scus from an aiiandonei well at San Murlno, Calif.. Chllli- cotho u-orklnen labored over the week-end to Mil a deep hole on school playground. Seeking to prevent a sliuila tragedy here, a city crew workct Salur'la; and Sunday to fill an ex cavation six feet wide and 35 fee deep. The wooden cover of the hoi collapsed last week. The excavation remained from a uncompleted sewer project. \Vatrv \Vcll Catches Fire SE.MIN'OLE. Okla. (UP)—Firemen here were called on to put out a blafii:ie. city water well. A short in the electrical wiring of a motor caused tne motor to catch fire and the flames burned electrical lines In two. New York's Pennsylvania Slatioi believed to be the busiest in United States, handles more tha 100 million passengers a year. Telephone Causes Hip rijury, Summons Aid Sl'IMNaflKLIJ, Mo., April 12, </P) —A telephone was the Indirect of a Springfield widow's broken hip, but it also brought her Did. Mrs. I'linnle Morris, 79. tripped ver the telephone cord while mak- ui! a bed at her home. The recelv- T was pulled from the hook as she ell and 11 telephone operator who nenrd Ihe helpless woman's groans notified (Hillce, then calle'd an am- julance. Woman Spy Suspect Surrenders in Canada MONTHKAL. April 12. (,lM-l''rcd:i Lliiton, "f tl»v.i! .wiijjhl In con- iii'dlim with the Kovlcl .spy ring In Caiiiulu, surrendered to |K>llce here yesterduy. Her surrender came four davs af ter Sam CtilT, one ol the Irutiois In (he .spy ring, wn.s M-U- trncoil (o six years in Jail. He waj> convicted In Otlawu of conspiracy to Issno it lalsc pa.s.s|ioi t to onu ol the spy ring's alleged ngeiita. When the ca»e broke officials Identified the Llntoii woman as a former secretary at the national film board. They said sht, with others, was an organizer oi c«U» from which agenti were recruit«d or as a medium for the communications of Information. \ variety »t Pearl or Green 7.85 four per cent, For districts needing more than $25,000, it authorized temporary indebtedness not to exceed one year's operating income, also with tin interest ceiling ol lour per cent. ; BABY CHICKS Healthy, Sturdy • fluy the Best • Master Mix Feed None Finer Lewis Poultry •11!) East Main Phone 3317 SPORT SHIRTS 3.95 to 6.95 SMART SLACKS 5.95 to 14.95 TODAY 4 7 059 TELEPHONES IN BLYTHEVILLE Stin pitching . . . to keep pace with telephone growth hert • Van Heusen • Campus • Reliance arc names that stand for ical ifiuilily for your money. And at Hcincmann's you can choose from a \vir!e sclcclion of longwearing fabrics in all the new masculine colors Come in and sec the smart sportswear at Hcinc- mann's . . . smart in looks, smart in price. In boys sizes we have slacks at just 52.95 and §3.95, sports shirts at $1.95 and $2.95. IN 1945 THERE WERE 2,518 Blyth«TtlIe ic growing — *od growing fart. One way to measure the growth re *o look at the numb«r of telephones. Today thcrt are 4,059 — 61 per cent more than the nomb«r in »«rvic« at the end of the war. To ktep pace with the growth, we hare sperrt tSI6flOQ gross to enlarge »nd improve telephone service here since V-J Day. That money went intu more cable, wire, switching equipment, poles, and »H the other things it takes to m»kf * tetepho-oe system grow. There'i itill a lot to do. More than 500 p«raon* >r« waiting for telephone terv- k«- Also 19S people have requested jndtwwltMtl «r two-pattr Wives becau*t Department Stort tht Street from th« Rlti Theatrt - -305-307 West Main Phont 3149 torruwtSTUM icu their present service does not meet their wants or needs. This year alone we have scheduled projects costing $172.000. And even after that, more will remain to lie tlanc. We're going to keep right on doing our best to build the plant needed to give telephone asers here the kind and amount ol service they need and want. New telephone plant—n great amount of it—is needed, not only here, but in the hundreds of other communities served by this company. The problem is to raise the millions of dollars required to build that plant. That money does not come from the rates you pay. It comes from investors — literally hundreds oi thousands of men and women in all walks of life who are willing to have their savings in- restcd in ihf telephone business. 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