The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 16, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 16, 1949
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUniER NEWS SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1949 Union Strength Crows in State Arkansas Labor Units Reach Third Of Potential Number By Jim Thomaswm LITTLE ROOK, Ark., July 16. (AP)—Union labor organizations have readied approximately onc- Ihird of their potential strength in Arkan^a.s. Arkansas Labor Commissioner O.K. Call estimated today that there are about 290,000 worker in the state who are eligible for membership In some union. Call's figures also show (lie state's union membership to be 92,276 but lie concedes thai the total is difficult to determine accurately. Union officials on the other hand, say that union membership in Arkansas probably is in excess of 100,000. Local! Total 6«5 The state's union membership is grouped in approximately 665 locals, with a scattering of members Hi large, according to Labor Department records. The large majority of Ihe locals are affiliated with either of the AFL or the CIO. The four railroad brotherhoods represent another large segment of organized labor. There are t\vo independent unions listed as active in the state. Walter Harris of the CIO reported that 11 of his organization's affiliated international unions arc organized in Arkansas, with scattered mtmtershlp in several others. The Arkansas Federation of Labor office said it has not received a report of AFL unions active in Arkansas this year. Tornado Scare, Storms Top State Weather Report By The Associated Press A tornado scare at DeWiit, a •wind and thunderstorm at Hope and & driving rainstorm at Tex- nrkana highlighted Arkansas weather Friday, A twister swished over a rural area about four miles south of DeWitt but apparently did not hit the earth. Deputy Sheriff Connls Dilday said he found some uprooted trees and broken tree limbs but "very little else." Several fann- ers saw the twister In the air. A thunder-storm, accompanied by high winds roared into Texarkana about 4:30 p.m., causing R sucUfeti dip En the temperature, The U.S. "Weather Bureau .substation there reported the mercury dropped 27 degrees in an hour. A 41-mile per hour wind was recorded. Some trees ivere blouii down !n Hope during a rain and windstorm. Little damage was reported, Blytheville's maximum temperature of 96 degrees was the highest reported for the day. Tom Cogbill, Head of Penal System, Dies DUMAS, Ark., July 16. W;— Tom Cogbill, superintendent of Arkansas' penal system for nearly three decades, died at a Dumas hospital early today after suffering three heart attacks within 4 hours. He was about 52. The veteran supervisor of Ark. lisas' two prison farms— Cummins and Tucteor— nnd their hundreds of convicts had been ill and under a physician's care several inontll-s. He continued his duties, however, until he suffered severe heart seizures yesterday at the Cummins Farm, where he maintained headquarters. He was removed to Dumas, where lie suffered a third and fatal attack at 2:50 a.m. today. Governor McMalh. who was In Fort Smith with the Arkansas air lour. Immediately named Assistant Supt. Lee Hensley as acting superintendent. Cogbill, know by law enforcement officers, convicts anrf others "C-.ip'n Tom." joined the penal staff in 1920 as a mechanic and warden. A short time later he became superintendent and held trut position until the late Gov. Car] F. Bailey named A. L. Reed to succeed him In 1937. Tile next Arkansas governor, Homer M. Adkins. rcappointed Coghill in 1941 and from that time he I,ended the prison system continuously until lils death. %ifuaries Rites Conducted For Tractor Victim Funeral services for Curtis Ray Franks, 14. will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Cobb Chapel by the Rev. Russell Duffer, pastor of (tie New Liberty Baptist Church. The- boy was killed yesterday morning when a tractor on which riding overturned and crushed him. He died a lew minutes after arrival at Walls Hospital. His falher, Howard Franks, was also treated at the hospital yesterday tor shock and strain. He moved the tractor off the boy's body. His injuries were not .serious and he was (iif.mi.s.scel from th* hospital yeslerdny aflernoon. The parents, a brother and a sister survive. The pallbearers will be Franklin pierce. Trenton Diiniels. Buddy \Vhalley. Elgin and V';u-oid Hamilton ami Leon Franks. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Luxor a Legionnaires Elect New Post Officers LUXORA. Ark.. July 1C.— Allleri M. Chitwood. Veterans agiiculture CARS BY THE POUND-Kclling cars by the pound is lurinj; customers into Ibis Decatur, III., use'd car lot. Prices ninge from three cents lo 75 ccnls a puunil. It comes out about even with the old way in the end, but it's the novelty that counts. Business is boomintj. Whether It's Superstition or Caution, Most People Walk Around Ladders By Alltir WrrihiKil! 4—• — . . Onrier N'eivs Staff Writer , Pmpie. at itiLst people in my- Charges fo Be fifed thcvillc, are more superstitious than In 'Crap Game' Holdup curioiLs these day.s. I At least, that could be the con- i TRENTON. Tcnn July 1C M'j elusion after observing reactions of [Sheriff Brown Parker said he plans passcrsby to two ladders propped in • to file charges today against four Ironl of a Main Street jewelry .nore yesterday afternoon. It \vould have been easier to walk under (he two ladders; they extended more than three-fourths of the way across the sidewalk. Bill. :n 15 minutes ,84 persons walked the store and only 12 of Ihern ivent under the ladders. game at Milan Wed- men in connection with the holdup of a gambling " " ..... nesday night. The sheriff said two pe: arrested yesterday for luestiomng in the case and one of three arrested rsons were Congress Attempting to End Fur Hoax By Requiring Honest Labels on Coats B.r William F. Arbogast WASHINGTON, July 16. (IP) — The fur-buying public, in the opinion of the House of Representatives, ought to be acquainted by 'aw with facts of animal life, Simply stated, says the House, a rabbit Js » rabbit, a muskrat Is a muskrat, and a skunk is a skunk, and you can't convert them into .sable, a beaver, an ermine, a marten or even n civet cat. The House said so. In legalistic terms. In a bill passed nn sent to the Senate without opposition. Known as the "fur labeling" bill, the measure Is intended, so its sponsors claimed, to protect not only legitimate fur dealers but the more gullible fur-buying public. It's all right, they said, if milady wants to wear rabbit or skunk skins on her back, but she oughtn't to wear them under the impression that they are something else. For example, said Rep. O'Hara (R-Mlnn), rabbit has been sold by some dealers and bought by many unsuspecting women as beavertte and erm'illne, to say nothing of other lilghfnlutlti' names. Skunks, It feenis. are likely to show up as dipped rtmttn, Alaska sable or civet cat. All of which, O'Hara and other sponsors Insisted, Is unfair. Tf the O'Hara bill becomes law— one year from now to give the trade time to get up a formal set of labels—every fur sold In Interstate Commerce will have to be labeled so the buyer will know what he's Setting. , The label w"' have to show the name ol Die animal that produced the fur, whether the fur tj used or new, whether It Is dyed or bleached, and whether the skins are top grade or paws, tails, bellies or waste. And of thai dozen, not a single against any of those arrested. earlier— Cleo Vaughn. 2-1. of Memphis. Ark.,—was released. No charges have been West tiled Farmer Uses Spray to Kill Grasshoppers Dead grasshoppers can be found by the bushel on the E. V. Wilson farm, according to Eddie E. Chandler. North Mississippi County assistant county agent, and consequently Mr. Wilson is lauding the use of Tozaphene spray. Mr. Wilson, BlythevillE. Route 2. reports excellent results of the spray. He' followed the recommendations of the Extension Service by mixing one gallon or 45 per cent toxaphene with nine of water, and applying at the rate of five gallons an acre. Mr. Chandler explained that this was equivalent to two pounds an acre of pure toxaphene. Mr, Wilson used a three gallon pressure spray to make the application. He reported that within r,n hour after he sprayed he round sick grasshoppers. Three days later a check revealed that it was hard to find a live hopper, but that dead ones could be found "by the bushel." In trus connection Mr. chandler one was a woman! | p ilr ker said four armed and liood- rlie. remaining 12 carefully skirl- ; ed men took money anil valuables ed ll.c obstructions to .!..... ... I pointed out thiil wet baits have not proved effective for grasshoppei control in North Mississippi County "•'- " attributed ' . s — ., ed |[,e obstrtldions to veer a good variously estimated at between S3500 year. He attributed the loss 25 steps off their course. land S10.000 from a group engaged '" effectiveness to high humidity, lu thai time, alihouwh several' m a "crap game" in a Milan tourist ^ r ' Chandler added that a second people .-a.sually glanced up to scej c » bil >- j factor might be that fresh succu- why the side-walk was being block- | ed, only one sitiewalk engineer \ Eddie Waitkus Is Due To Be Whv are per.ple -so cautious about | a v o i d i n ;: ladders? It's simply fi clangorous practice to underpass i them. Psychologists say tlie tradition springs from the belief that Ul hick will follow anyone who does so. in olden times crimi- j njils were hanged from ladders j propped on trees. | A.s for the care women exercise. ; there's a reason: tradition cautions that if an unmarried woman risks lent plants. ..bearing little trace of the spray.. .have made a moVe attractive entre on the hopper menu than have poisoned baits. CHICAGO. July ]6-</?v_Ball player Kddie Wa.ilk.iiK, who was shot .1 mouth ago b v a c.razpel bobby I sox admirer, will leave for home ; Sunday. i State's Work Situation Good, Adkins Declares KKK Grand Jury Faces Check after Klansman Found to Be Member BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 16— M>-A grand jury investigating hooded terrorists has asked for a close check of its own members after learning that one Juror is a former Ku Kluz Klansman. The Jury ask"d that each me«iber be examined for posslblle disqualification. The request was made lo Circuit Judge George Lewis Bailes, who told the grand Jury yesterday that a former Klansman was among the jurors. Judge Bailes said the Juror, Alexander Brewis of Garctendale, Ala., has been excused from considering any case which might affect the Klan. Brewis declined to discuss whether h« is a member of the Klan with newsmen. "I just don't want to talk about it." he said. Judge Bailes charged the jury Monday to look into "this busincs of night riders taking people out and whipping them." DENOUNCKS ROBKSOX'—Rabbi Benjamin Schultz, of New York City, executive director of the American Jewish League Against. Commtmis, tells House. Uu-Amer- ican Activities Committee at Washington that Paul Robeson's attempted provocaion of the American ne- groes is a deliberate communist conspiracy to inflame racial minorities against the United states CAP Wirephoto). Missourian Is Killed SIKESTON, Mo., July 16— <ff>— A Perryville taxicab overturned on a curve on highway 60 near Millcrs- ville last night killing the passenger. Lloyd King, 27. of PcrryviUe and severly injuring T. W. Knowles, the driver. Homer M. Adkins of . „„ lllc Arkansas Employment Security Hit? 23-year-ottt star nrst base- ! Division says the work situation in man of the Philadelphia Phillies | th e sl.iie is good shot with a .22 caliber riilc and ! Employment Is higher this sum- instructor, was elected commander • of the Rodeers-Lynrh Legion Post here Thursday night Mr. Chitwood succeeds Cl. C. Driver. Jr.. who has served since the post wa.s ot^aniic'd hist year. Elected to serve as other officers of the j post were: Wes Markham, vice-' commander, succeeding Elmer Cole; ; O. C. Driver, Jr., adjutant, succeed-l ing James E. Pcrmenter; Permenler. finance officer, succeed- ! Ing Mr. Mr. Chitwood: S. c;. Ingram, serjeant-at-arms, succeeding Clarancc p. Crawford; the Rev. H. L. Robison, re-elected as Chaplain; | and A. B. Bradley, re-elet'led liis- lorian. Three post members elected ns walking beneath a ladder, she'll remain single !6r at least another year. the bullet, lodged near his spine. Waitkus assailant. Miss Ruth Stemliaeen. 19. was later found in- i address sane by a jury in a criminal court Burglars Steal Safe POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.. July 16. OT) —Thieves entered tlie Ozark Provision Company offices here last night and stole a safe containing several hundred dollars in cash. They then loaded tlie safe into a I truck owned by the company and disappeared. EDSON Continued from Page 4 fighters. That would make 75 groups in all. Of. the 14 bomber groujis, four would have B-36'3 ten B-29's or their successors—the B-50 and B-54. Thirty planes make the average bomber group. 45 the average reconnaissance group and <= the lighter group. At the end ot World War II, the U. a. Ate Force had 269 groups. How Con{resse« Compare Batting average of the 81st Congress fell way below the record of the 80th Congress last year, when July 1 tabui-Mons were made. Here are the comparative box scores: 81st 80th Public bills enact- 81st 80th Congress Congres* Public bills enacted Into law ... 154 SO* Private bills enacted into law.. 1ST 32T Appropriation bills passed » 2t Total measures passed by Senate 522 1,045* Total measures \ passed by House 821 1,160 Last year the 80th Congress polished off its business by June 20 and adjourned to attend the Philadelphia political conventions. President Truman called it "the worst" Congress, summoned It back for special session. This year's Congress has one, possibly two mouth ol hard going still ahead. So far It has surpassed the record of the 80th Congress In only one respect. That is in number of bills Introduced- 8605. Last year's total was only 3871. Radio Repair Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickasawbo .SWIFT'S PREMIUM i BRANDED BEEF Arkansas Death Toll For Week Reaches 73 Drowns Seeking Dollar i MANILA. Jnly Ifi. < men threw his life j dollar. I The Marine Board told the storv: ',P.-A sea- axvay for a On a boat in Southern Philippine 'SI> bill blew mer than it was during the first hulf of IMS. Adkins said in a radio here last night. "We in Arkansas are a little more fortunate in the employment and •"cononiic picture than many other .-.talcs and the nation as a whole," he said. About 271.000 persons currently are employed in non-agriculture work, excluding construction jobs, Adkins reported, adding that while A tractor overturned near Blytheville. Injuring fatally tile driver, Curtis nay Pranks. 14, .Mississippi County farm youth. Stephen Charles Barnes, ninc- montli-oltl son of Dr. and Mrs. exir.mive eommiueemen. lo serve.': Mnrton D. Barnes of El Or-vlo. with the officers, included: Elmer drowneei while taking a bath ;it Cole. Bnwcn Thompson, and Abe his home. His niother~said slip was ijUi-rniU. _ : bathing tlie youngster, stepped out The new officers will assume ad- of the room [or a moment and mmistrativc reins of the local Le- • upon reluming found the infatu giommircs al she monthly meeting ii c;K | Wednesday night. Augtiisl a. at i ' ___ special installation ceremonies to be tomhu-tert by Mr. Driver, retiring commander. By The Associated I'rrss Two persons died violently in Ark- . ansas Friday. Their deaths" mcrcas-<* n ' el '?- "/"I" , . ed to 13 the state's total violent ' , T ' lc sciiniiln div «' I 1!)13 il still is higher than it was deaths this week. j '", nf[cr '< ! When they hooked him out, I drowned, tl"" found ihe bill grip peri tightly in his employment in Arkansas below the pc?V. set in this time last year. is slightly December Five Die in Plane Crash BERLIN. July 16. M'J—A British airlift plane crashed and burned while taking off from Tegel Airfield in Berlin today, killing five crewmen, all-port officials reported. Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries We Deliver Phone 2043 Plenty of F'arkinr. Spac All work done by a licensed Kadio-Teleuhone expert — Every job guaranteed. Why pay more for less? Piano Tuning Done with Ihe famous "Stroboscope" — Exclusive lo this area. Why take less than perfect tuning the best is available? Sheet Music - Records Supplies-Repairs PIANOS New and Used verytliing In Music BROOKS Music Store 07 E. Main Tel. 811 Trees and Ilo\vers are nature':, humidifiers, reports the National. Wildlife Federation. All the water j taken in by the roots and not: needed, is given off through the i leaves. Through this process called I He also reparteti that payment of transpiration, millions of gallons: imemploynient benefits was on the ! of water are continually given oft' dm\ irRi-adc In Arkansas. 'into the atmosphere. WATCHi:i) — Capl. Rotary Club Officers Are Installed in Luxor a LUXORA. Ark.. July IB.—John H. Thwrall. Lnxora planter, was in- .stallcd as the ninth president of Ihe LiiNora Rotary Club Thursday night. Mr. Thwoatl. whr, win hrarl the local iiotnrians for ihe year IfMfl-Sll. Minced* IZniidnll W. Nicli- ; °' s - Annnivl X'hnot supr-nnU'iuif nt. Npfsky. who \vn- president for the past vear. Snyder Visits Pope VATICAN CITY". July ](!_, ,TV- Pope Pins XII today receded in private audience John W. Snyder. U. S. Secretary of Ihe Treasury The audience lasted nearly '& minutes. iead Courier News Want An.. installed with Tom Cullis. " master of the Soviet freighter Duill-. oilier nfticn .y Donskey which U. S. Coasl Guard i Thwesin were picket boat watched cominumisly; president; Verm,,, James. Secretary for two days, ix show,, as he let,'.ami r. D. Wilkins. treasurer Ihe docksidc U. S. Customs office at Philadelphia. The Coasl Gn.-.rd vigil was velaxfci and (lie ficishter began nnlnadins oper.iiions. Appointed to head (he club com- : iniure were: lorn Callis. club serv- '. ice: n. J. Gillc.spic. vocational serv- , , . , - - "'<'. Lester .stf-vrns. conummitv serv- walch was believed to have been . ice; and Donald WcrU. mimiatioiial ; ordered to prevent Valentin Gnbit-'service. "."I'nai Kent a Camera lor Color Pictures The Ideal naj i o remcmbei nccasinns Also other types ot camera* for rent BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Phone 3fi4? HAIRY VETCH Karly Shipment Kxueclcd... .Place your order now for your rcnuiremenls, io insure votir needs fom first car. Blytheville Soybean Corp. Phnnes Sofi-S57 KKUievillv. Ark. how to keep out of court Drive safely and carry sntint! 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Bui that's mil ail. Your clothes will last l.,n K ei because they're treated carefully, gently an important consideration today when itv so expensive to replace them Next time call Ulytheville Laundry and you'll discover what we mean by really "gtxid laundry service." Blytheville Laundry & Cleaners Phone 4418 4% HOME LOANS Blbert S. Johnson The Equitable Life Assurance Society Phone fi'3'^8 KveninKn BUT SHOE REPAIR COSTS LESS! ThM's why you'll .save yourself many a dollar by having your shoes repaired by our expert workmen. Next time try us. H-fl LT€RS quty SHOC SHO The SECRE'l of Rothrock's EXPCR7 Prescription Service ROTHROCKORUGCO. PHONE «4S1

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