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MONDAY, JULY 18, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLR (ARK.T COURIER NEW* r PAGE FTTE After 70 Long and Dry Years, Liquor to Go on Sale Legally in Kansas I By J. K, lawson TOPEKA, Kas,, July 18 (/Pi— Liquor will go on sale 1-e-g-a-l-l-y In Kansas this week. ' It will mark the end of an era o( colorful crusading and a multimillion dollor bootlegging business in this long-time stronghold of pro •hibition. * . almost 10 years the sale of has been banned in Kansas by the s tate constitution. And lor 32 years the state bone dry law made possession of so much thimbleful of liquor punishable by a jail sentence. ! But. last November. Kansas voted 422,294 to 358,310 to repeal prohibition. After two months' struggle, mainly to retain local option, the legislature passed ? liquoi 1 control act. LUXORA NEWS century ago. In black (jress and bonnet, with hatchet swinging, she smashed whiskey bottles, glasses and bar mirrors. Before her crusade ended she visited Eastern states, lectured students in this country and Scotland, added tobacco to her blacklist aiul uvged Britishers in London to swear off drinking tea. Wlnle Carry Nation's old home town remains a "diy" city, three Baptists Launch Revival LUXORA, Ark., July 18—A *lmul- taneous county revival began here yesterday At the First Baptist Church. Nightly services are to continue through next Sunday, July 24, with mid-morning prayer and consuUatlon services each morning. The Rev. A. B. Hill, pastor of the Luxora Baptist Church, Is In charge of each service, with Mr. Richard Perkins of Southern College, Wal- iut Rlrige, as song leader. H wiped the bo»e dry law from the statute books. Then followed four month.* of feverish work to establish a control and licensing setup. Late today, the State Liquor Control Office will mull out licenses for upwards of ''60 privately owned .stores to retail liquor or high per cent beer. Beer of less than 3.2 per cent alcohol was legalized in | 1937. j No "Binfie" Seen Despite the seemingly radical change for a traditionally dry state, no wild binge is in the making. Saloons and public rfrinkiny are barred. Liquor will be sold only in : package stores licensed solely to sell |, intoxicants. Since many distributors already have been licensed, some retailers may find it possible to open tomorrow. But mostly it will lake two • or three days. : Probably the m o s t noticeable : c^jige will be one of convenience, i J^flonger will a. Kansan have to I = "know someone" to get a bottle of f. his favorite drinking fiuid. l . Angelo Scott, Io!u publisher and chairman of the Ljqnor Control Board, says the Hquor law merclj legalizes what already \vas going others in the same county—Kiowa Hardlnc-r and Sharon—voted wet and at least one, Kiowa. may be among the first to have a liquor store. Only ?. Dry Sates Kansas' desertion of prohibition leaves liquor illegal only in Oklahoma and Mississippi. But. with n strung n»d militant dry minority pledging to carry 01: .he fight, the liquor question wil' 'ctnain a lively issue in Kansas foi » r ears to come. Already a supreme court test is I shaping up on one provision of the control law- which says liquor may be consumed iti a "private club," Scores of night SIKHS have undertaken to change over to what law nforcement authorities call "drinking clubs." Attorney General liar- old R. Patzer has said a court lest will be needed to determine what constitute 1 - a "private club" under the law. Ditt&vui.llccl Kau&aus who hoped to have drinking in hotels and res- tnuraiU.s and on trains legalized, say Kansas merely is being transformed from the "wettest dry state into the driest wet state," Personals Mrs. John Coritran ot Lhe guest of her sister, Mrs. Chas. Corlcai.. Sunday. Mr, and Mrs. Bowen Thompson were Memphis visitors Sunday, to meet Mr.*, Thompson's mother, Mrs \V. L. Wi Ison, of Con way, ft*ic returned home with them for a visit of several days. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Whitmore a IK daughters, Linda and Kay, returnee home Sunday from a week's trip to Idabcl. Oklahoma- Mrs. Julia B. Owen is on a moto trip visiting scenic spols in south cast Arkansas, Louisiana, and Miss Mrs Lester Stevens has just re turned home from a visit with lie parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rob bins, of Shannon, Miss. Ray olive, -John p. Dowcn. an . C. Driver, Jr. spent three day ast week in Little Rock, attending Increase in Property on in Kansas and sets out to license j Tax Assessments Seen ami regulate the liquor trade. M During legislative debate a" the control lasv some solons estimated illegal liquor consumed in Kansas amounted to 580,000,000 annually. Scott said there probably will be some bootlegging in a small way in communities where liquor is not available under the local option clause. Some Dry Spots CUies which voted against repeal |' of prohibition will remain dry unless they decide in a special election to reverse their stand. Thus far, more than 250 of the state's 597 incorporated cities may have liquor stores. Only ten of 105 i counties do not have a "wet" city. Among the "dry" cities is Medicine Lodge where Carry Nation, '' militant women's Christian Temp- j PL a nee Union cnisfldcr, launched •her hat hatchet-swinging attacks • on the illegal saloons nf a half LITTLE ROCK, July 13- (AP) — Arkansas Tax Commission Chairman C.P. Newton says his iigencj is ready to order an increase h property tax assessments. The is,crease may average 60 pe; ee»t 31KXl year, he said. In most cases, the commission plans to wait until 1950 before or dehng the assessment boosts. Bu Newton said Saturday he think, immediate action is needed in som counties. He did not name them. he annual convention of the Young a r mere of Arkansas. Mrs. H. G.. Yates of Wilson was i tie weekend guest of her daughter Mrs. Leroy Koch, and family. Misses Nora Wise and Dolly Gos- Ich are vacationing in Blloxl, MUs Mr, and Mrs. Tye Adams and !iss Edith McOanlcl left Sunday a week's visit with Mr. Adams mother, Mrs., Nannie Adams, of Enterprise, Ala. Mrs. John F. Bowen and daught- TS, Jean and Jane, are visiting rel- illvea la Mariaima and Pine Bluff, •ducator to Begin Study Of State School Facilities LITTLE ROCK, July ' 18. W Dr. Norman Burns, associate pro- essor of education at the University of Chicago, will begin a survey of Arkansas higher educational fncilitfu next October. The survey, which will require about one year was approved by the higher education survey commission, created by an act of the 1949 legislature. A budget of $30,000 has been approved to finance the study. 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