The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 14, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 14, 1951
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.TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN School Official Expects State Enrollment Gain LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 14, (AP) — tpected "a moderate, but not spec- An official of the Arkansas Educa- lacuJar." Increase in the state's pub- tlon Department said today he ex- lie school enrollment and attend- FBI,PoliceCheck Story of Rape Mother Says She Wac Beaten, Attacked On Trip Across U.S. • Cali/.. Aug. 14. IfPt— The FBI and local authorities today checked the story of n 26-year- old mother who said she \vas beaten and raped during a transcontinental trip with two men who forced her to leave Memphis, Tenn., July SI. The woman, Mrs. Jean Barker, wife of an Army sergeant in Korea, named as her abductors Joseph Gene Ailkinson, 22, and Larkin Murrell, 26, both of Memphis, Sheriff Larry Gillick said. GilllcK said Mrs. Barker told this «tory to him and Constable Roy Grider of Gridley: She met Murrell and Adklnson In Memphis while working as a waitress. On July 31 they came to . her trailer house and under tXreats of harming her and her two sons, Buiorn, 1, »nd Verland. 5. lorced her to start to California wtth her car and trailer house. They arrived at Gridley, about 15 miles southwest of here, Inst Wednesday. The two men became involved in a brawl in a tavern and were arrested by Grldlejr police on » charge of disturbing the peace. letter Mrs. Barker appeared at the police dtation and signed \ complaint charging the men with ».s- Bault unrt battery. Both men were due feo appear in ttv- Gridlejr Justice court today. Injured Negro To Get $10,000 After Accident ance this coming /all. , Chief reason Is that there are more children of school age. But there also are some other factors. Assistant Commissioner A. W. Ford said that although Arkansas had a two percent decrease In population from 1940 to 1950, the census of the latter year showed 30.800 more persons of five years old or younger in the state- in 1950 than In 1940. Many of them will be MX and eligible to enroll In school next month. Ford Didn't Speculate Ford didn't speculate on what the enrollment increase would be at beginning of the term, but said his own personal "guess" Is that average daily attendance, which officials consider a better basis, for comparison than enrollment, would be at least 5,000 and possibly more above that of last year. Figures for hist year—the 1950-51 school year, to be exact — aren't available yet, but they are expected to show an increase in average daily attendance over the 355,031 total for 1949-50. ' The 1950-51 year ended June 30. Attendance reports from county supervisors are due now.' Ford said possibly two months would be required to compile totals and averages for the state as a whole. Act No. 1 Is Cittd ford cited Initialed Act No. 1 of 1948 as another factor in the steady Increase in school enrollment and attendance. The act, which required consolidation of smaller districts into larger county-wide units, gave the schools what Ford termed more "holding power." Under the act, Men district Is required to have a high school, and this, for the first time, assured each pupil an opportunity to complete the full 12 grades. Still another consideration. Ford said, Is the greater stress during the past several years on education of Negroe*. Although Arkansas'. population was greater among Its Negroes, there now are more Negroes in school In the state than ever before, he said. THIS IS REALLY "BIG STEEL"—This giant siecl girder, largest single shipment ever to be handler! by the New Vork Central Railway, occupied three flat cars for ils trip irom New Market, N. J., to New York Citv. The girder weighs 107 tons, is 153 feel, reven inches long, and II feet, five inches high. 11 is Uic first of Ihice m;iin fiirders lo be user! to builrt a parkway bridge over New York Cen"* tral tracks ut Woodluwn, in The Bronx. Arkansas News Briefs— Little Rock School Paymaster Accused of Stealing $2,000 B.v THE ASSOCMTEI> PRESS LITTLE ROCK—The man who has kept the payroll records on maintenance personnel of Little Rock schools (or the past 10 years is accused oC stealing some $2,000 from the district, Howell J. Stacks, supervisor of buildings and grounds for the schools, yesterday was charged in an information tiled by Pulaskl Prosecutor Tom Downle on six counts of forgery and uttering. Stacks is accused of working an audit-proof scheme to pad the payroll. School payroll records for an eight-month period of L950 were subpenaed and checked by Downle's office. The prosecutor said there were 36 checks for varying amounts which he believed forgeries. He used only six to back up his charges, Downle estimated the total amount of the checks at $2,000. Downie said Stacks, who is free on $5,000 bond, operated his plan this way: He would make false entries In the time book, crediting employes with more vork than they actually performed. When the pay checks were returned to him for distribution, he would withdraw the alleged padded checks. He then forged the payee's name to the chucks, and counter-endorsed them with his own name to cash them. MEMPHIS, Aug. 14. (AP)—A eheck for $10,000 was to be present- id today to a 24-year-old Helena, Ark., woman who was Injured In an • ccident while attending Boston university's graduate school. Dr. Chester M, Alter, dean of the school, >aid here he would turn over the check for medical expenses to , Maxine Miller, Negro, at Helena. The woman was paralyzed from the waist down in an elevator accident Dec. 16, 1947, In a girl's dormitory on the Boston campus. The Merrlmao, first lioncted battleship, WM converted into a warship In a ston« drydock by the Confederate navy. State to Harvest Big Melon Crop WTLE ROCK, Aug. 14. UP}—The Crop Reporting Service predicted today that Arkansas will hav« s bumper crop of watermelons this year. The service said Indicated production was 1,254,000 melons. That would be 10 per cent above last year's production and about 20 per cent above the 1940-49 average. The 1951 cantaloupe crop was placed at 90,000 Jumbo crates (70 pounds each), about six per cent less Than last year's production. The predictions were based on conditions as of Aug. 1. Arkansan Indicted in Train-Wrecking Cose MALVERN—A 31-year-old brickyard worker accused of causing * train wreck here has been charged by the Hot Spring County grand Jury. Oliver H. Nolan of Ink, (Polk County) Ark., yesterday was Indicted on a charge of train wrecking. Earlier yesterday, he had been charged In an Information filed by prosecutor J. W. McCoy. The charge carries a penalty of from five to 21 years on conviction. Eleven passengers and two trainmen were injured, none seriously, when the Missouri Pacific's Texas Eagle struck Nolan's automobile her* last Tuesday. Nolan Is accused of driving the car onto the tracks and abandoning it. Bond was set at »1,000. Hl» trial wa* set for Oct. 18. Military to Get Fair Housing Shake, OPS Says HOT SPRINGS—Military personnel and defense workers will get & "fair shake" at housing under new rent control regulations, says an official of the Office at Rent Stabilization. Fd Dupree, genera.! couruel for the ORS, ipoka at a staff conference c< the »gency here yesterday. Dupree, a native of Pine Bluff, Ark., told the meellng of ORS national officers, regional attorneys, compliance officers and litigation section officers that rent advisory board* have been a big help In bringing "landlord And tenant together on friendly terms." Annual Grape Festival Underway at font/town TONTTTOWN—This northwest Arkansas town's 53rd anmiai grape festival got underway today . Philomene Ardemagni of Tintltown will reign over the three-day festivities as Queen Concordta. Grapes are the major crop in this are; Two Persons Die on Rails in Arkansas Two persons were killed in Arkansas Monday, and both died in rmilroad aceidenta. A section hand on the Arkaruxu and OzarX Railway (formerl & part of the MiMOurl and Arkansas) • was killed when » push car overturned near the Carroll County hamlet of Orandvlew. He was Louie Wood, 40, of Grandview. Wood and two other men both of whom were injured, were on the push car when It jumpec the track and overturned, wood was crushed beneath the car. A 64-year-old Missouri Pacific section foreman was injured fa tally at Rohwer. 12 miles northeast of' McGehee, when his moto "scooter" and a locomotive collided. He was A. J. Camp of McGehee, Pike County Lake Highway To Be Paved LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 14. Wj — Paving o( an access road to Ihe northern section of the Narrows Lake In pike County Is on the In of the Stata Highway Ds- rtment and the project ruay be dy for the letting of a contract 60 days. Highway Department Chief En- neer Alt Johnson said plans are ider way to surface that section Highway 70 from Kirby to Daisy, distance of about seven miles, the ad touching the northern border the new western Arkansas lake. The Vicksburg district, U.S. En- neers. previously had provided a irlaced access road from Mur- eesboro to the dam site. Surfacing of the seven-mile rstch on Highway 10 Irom Kirby Daisy would leave only about a -mile stretch unpaved on that TWIN STORKS VISIT TWIN SISTERS—Keeping up a life-long tradilion of doing thing! together, j these twin sisters, Mrs. I^ylo Greene, 23, and Mrs. Henry Sybo. each BIHC birth to a daughter within I 24 hours of each other at Lutheran Hospital. Cleveland, O. As Eleanor and Frances Forystek. th» I mothers suffered through measles, chickenpox nnct even loath extractions together, were hign school I football bcauly queens t«r.ether. The new arrivals were: Rarbara Ann Greene, eight ounces, and Terese Ann Sybo, eight pounds, two ounces. several loads and lots good to high ! choice steers 33.00-36 oO; utility and i commercial steers and heifers hugely 26.50-31.09; utiliVy and 1 : commercial cows rrnxstly 23.50-28.00; j canners and cutters 17.50-23.00, HARRISON SERVICE STATION GOOD GAS FOR LESS 3 Miles North of Gosncil. Slat* Lin« B. R. I'ale, Operator : ort Smith Gas Well May Be Big "itate Producer FORT SMITH. Ark.. Aug. 14. HP, —A natural gas well that may prove o be the biggest producer in Ark- nsas has been brought in near ere in a western Arkansas field. The Arkansas-Oklahoma Co.. rought In the well in n previously mexplored section of the Cecil 'ield on Highway 9« between Hrgh- •ay 22 and the Arkansas River. An actual production estimate of he new well has not been made, ut unofficial^ reports put.Its out- iut as larger than of a well in "le ).lma field, which produced 25 mil- ion feet to set an Arkansas record. * to .We*, .jiteM _*. Jouglas for President Club It Organized HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. AVMT. 14. M>) —Four Illinois men now In Hot Springs have organized a club campaign for Sen. Paul Douglas to- Ill) a.5 the Democratic Party's presidential, candidate In 1952. The clun !« headed by William M. Laughran of Joliet. Livestock SpdMkg w/tt terrific new zip and pep! Newl20h.p.Studebaker Commander V-8 ROMANCE FOR RED BOSS?—Italian Communist leader Palmire Togliatti is seen during a leisurely lunch at a summer t.n/ern in Rome with his secretary, Leonilde Jotti Since his dlvorte from Rita Montagnana. a Communist deputy. Togljal^i's name has been linked romantically with that of his illractiv» secretary Open Every Night! (Under New Management/ FLY INN Blyrheville Air Base Phone 9767 NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Ill Aug. 14 (IP)— <USDA>— Hogs. 12.500; uneven; weights 180-230 Ibs steadj to 10 cents lower than Monday's average; few heavier weight \vesk to 25 cents lower with most bids 25 cents lower; no Ibs down jsteady to mostly 25 cents lower; BOWS fully slearty to strong; bulk choice 180230 ibs 22.75-23.00, top 23.00. much less freely than on Monday, few to 240-250 Ibs 22.25-50; load around 325 Ibs 30.50; 150-170 IbS 21.2522.50: mostly 2225 down; 120-140 Ibs 18.15-20.75; 100-110 Ibs 16.7518.00; sows'400 Ibs down 19.50-20.25; heavier sows 17.50-19,25; stags 13.0015.50; hoars 10.50-13.50. cattle. 4.MO; calves, i.soo; open- j Railroad & Ash Streets inc generally steaHy nv\ nil clns A new type V-8 engine! Remarkable extra power from every drop of gas! No premium fuel needed! The car to try...the car to buy...for real savings! America's stand-out 8 in mileage per gallon ! i In the 1951 Mobilgat Economy Run, a Studebaker Commander V-8* led all other competing eights in actual gas mileage! CHAMBLIN SALES COMPANY W. D. "Bill" Chamblin, Owner Phone 6888 WASHERS GUILTY, WA'AM. WORKS PERFECTLY WASH£RS WURPEWNG OOTHES! ANO COTTONS COST SO MU< ASK AUNT SVLVIA! THISISNTWEAR,MY DEARS; WE REAL VIUAIN IS AN fMPURE BLEACH! WHAT MAKES OUR THINGS OUTSO HONEY, I'LL CALL A SERVICE MAN, CHANGE TO PURE*. ITS PURE* A SPECIAL PROCESS REMOVES HARMFUL MPURITIES.USED AS DIRECTOR i— / SAY, PUREX IS ALWAYS SAFE. AMP BECAUSE ITS PURE, IT MAKES f SAVE US WHITES WHITER, COLOR-FAST/- MONEYl FA8R/CS BRIGHTER. SEF YOU'VE ALR£AD/ PISCOVEREP THE FAMOUS ES.THIS IS BIEJW MMA6E! >OME BlEACHES CONTAIN ARSH IMPURITIES THAT TfACK THE CLOrH INSTEAD OF JUSf HITFMNG BUT AIM SYLVIA, WHAT SHOULP too? PUREX KITCHEN. HOW ITSWNES! SPREAD Pur*x full strength en droinboord. Wipe wtth we* cloth. Wipe sink, work tur- fncei and itove enamel with some clerh, Rlmi . . . S» haw stalni vanish, odon disappear, tile end porcelain gleaml PURIX imHAFtlS PROCESS MAXES >uux w'Wt Pu«t PURIX IS A STANDARD OfSINFICTANT-m ht»! 1951 puntx CO»P.. ITD. . sojirt CAIE. CAUF. . i«ct*u, WASH. . IOU!S, MO. • P*UM. UK. • KiW OBUAKS, U. • W( LUHOUtt, CHIT,

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