The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1949 · Page 10
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PAGE TEN BI.YTHEVTl.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1949 Rural Telephone Aid Bill Passes REA Loons Sought For Betterments In Forming Areas WASHINGTON, July H_|/p)_ The House passed legislation j'eslcr- d«y designed to provide better ru- r» telephone service. The vote was 282 to 110. The bill now goes to the Senate. The nieasuer allows the Rural Electrification Administration to make long term loans to private companies or cooperatives to biuld and extend telephone facilities in rural areas. Tile interest rate \vould be two .per ceilt, the same amount now charged on REA loans for electrical lines. Reps. Allen IR-Ill) and Brown (R-Ohio) tried to hike the rale but. failed. Allen proposed 2.6 per cent. Brown three per cent. An amendment to prohibit loans in areas which already have semce. unless the existing companies fail to provide adequate facilities, was offered by Rep: McMillan :D-SC). It lost by a vole of'92 to.W. House members from bill cities and from farm districts joined to pass the bill. Newsmen Crash Victims Insured by Netherlands NEW YORK, July 14. —«Pi—The 13 newsmen killed 'me.sday in the crash of a KLM plane were Insured TOO LITTLE WATER —Here's what the eastern thought means lo Ihe corn crop. William llookstra, of Beverly, N. J., compares uvo stalks, the one on the left from a field under irrigation, the '•Ihcr from a lichl th;U depends on rain. AUanlie const farmers face multi-iiiilhon-dollnr losses through the prolonged drought. Stayer oi Virginia Girl Starts 99-Year Sentence RICHMOND, Va.. July 14. '/!>,— The bars of Virginia's state peni- ] It-ntiary closed behind ifi-vcar old i l#e Kcotf, last niyht. a liule more! than two months after the husky 1 athlete choked Dsina Marie Weaver.i also lii. to death in ci L-hiirch kitchen ; at Romioke. | Scott, a boxed Now Testament • and n new hairbrush hi.s ot\]y pos- 1 e^sions oxcc|jl the c:lolhcs IIR wore,! entered the pcnitcnlinry at 8:10 p.m.! to begin a 99-year sentontc. } He looked forlorn, lonely, and ai little awed. During the lonf> tenii j ahead, he .said, he would read the) Bible "and everything 1 can get E my hands on." Me will be eligible for parole In 12 years. Bank Robber Gets 40-Year ^rison Term MEMPHIS. July 4. (AP)-Clydc Hilton Johnson was found guilty of iank robbery yesterday and sent- nced to a lotal of 4o year.s Imprisonment on two fiidrlnieiils. He was fined a total of J25.000. The dapper 30-year-old gunman —who pulled a la.st minute surprise >y turning up with m defense in hi.s federal court trial—was found nilty of robbing a Memphis branch bank of $43,000 last fob. 8. A seC'.nd Indictment containing wo coiinlj) charged him with iranspo.-tiiiE stolen money across ilfite lines. Johnson was sentenced to 20 fears on the first Indictment, and to two ten-year Icrms on the Hvo counts of the second indictment. All terms are to run consecutively. The federal court clerk's office said It will be up to the U.S. attorney ^enej-al to determine where Johnson will go from here. He broke jiil in Miami last March 1, and engaged in a fierce gun bailie with FBI men in Indianapolis before hi* recapture April 21. The defense rented without calling a witness. Memphis Plant Crash Investigated by CAB MEMPHIS, July 14— (H'l— Tlic Civil Aeronautics Boarct yesterday began |>ubllc hearing Into the spectacular June 22 crash-lauding of ai> American Airlines plane here. Forty-four persons were aboard the twin-engined Couvair when it came down In a field t^'o minutes after ILs take olf from municipal airport, but no lives *eie lost. Thirty-eight, persons were Injured. The plane was en route from Fort Worth to New York. The hearing is being conducted by Russell potter of Washington, assistant chief of the CAB's hearing dvision. Findings will be announced later In Washington. Hearings Open on Army I Projects in Arkansas WASHINGTON. July 14—(/Pi- Hearings opened yesterdiy on a military construction bill which will. If I passed, authorise construction total; ing $G1C,000 on Army installations In : Arkansas. The proposed improvements to military installations in Arkansas are: Const ruction of a water reservoir at the Army-Navy General Hospital in Hot Springs. S65.000. Storage sheds to be placed at the Midwest Chemical Depot. Pine Bluff. SMl.OOO. AAacKenzie Continued from Page g for the war to lake place," the report concludes. Quirlno Has Troubles, Too Quirino is in nothing like so desparate a jjosition. He does liave communist rouble in the dissident Hukbalahnps. but Ihey are far from being the force represented by the Reds in China, who have forced Chiang .nto "retirement." Quirino has -ither domestic troubles, in Ihe election next fall he faces strong opiwsition. His liberal party has nominated him to run for a second term, but strangely could not agree on a vlc» presidential candidate and left Quirlno to pick his own. The Internal split this reflect* among the Liberals it In contrast with the growing strength of the Nacionallstas under Jose Laurel, once puppet president under the Japanese. The Nlclonallstas promptly and strongly criticized Qulrlno's deal «'Uh 'Chiang and criticism seems likely to spread among Filipinos who resent inroads made by Chinese businessmen In their country. Only three possible leaden for any Pan-Asiatic non-communist movement have been mentioned— India' prime minister Nehru, Chiang, and Quirino. If Chiang and Quirino have teamed up lo lead the field, one reason Is that Chiang sees the Paclfio union is a chan.ce to keep nil regime In Canton going. The Initiative Quirino ha« taken as an Asiatic leader may help nil position n a tight domestic politic*! situation. Two Marine Officers Hurt In Crash of Helicopter BRANDY, V.I.. July 14. «P.— Two Runntk:o Marine officers were injured 'nie.sdav In a helicopter craMi near here. I,L Col. C. A. I.aster. 37 of Harmony. Ark., and l.t. R. J. Sullivan, 27. the pilot of Brooklyn, N. Y., si ffeted back injures. They are in tile Marine Hasc Hospital at Quantico where their condition was reported not serious. A third occMunnt of tile helicopter escaped injury. Listen to Auto-Lite's Do you tat ffitm witfi • strong chemical bleach? 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