The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1949 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 16, 1949
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*AGB TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1549 Negro Students Stage Big Rally 21 Missco School* Participate in Event Held in Walker Park ' Approximately 1,600 children, representing 21 Negro schools in Mis- •tssippi County, were in Blytheville yesterday, at Walker Park, to participate in the events of the 31st annual school rally and field meet, Sponsored by the Mississippi County Negro Teachers Association. The highlight of the day's activities «as the crowning of the queen of Mississippi County Negro Schools. Ruthie L. Harris of Carson Luke's Rosenwald School was crowned queen by J. N. Mabins of Luxora, president of the teachers association. The queen was selected on the basis of a financial contest, and Evelyn Ison of Armorel and Emma Jean Williams of Luxora tied for the second places In the queen contest with $50 each. Ruthie had $113 •ccredited to her. The contest brought in a total of S478.13, which will be added to M.OOO already set • side to apply toward a building Jund for a centrally located gymnasium for the Negro schools in Mississippi County. The activities of the day included music, talent show, fashion show «nd coronation ceremonies, as well is the various fleld and track events. Each school furnished a four- voice group for the musical presentations. "Raise Every Voice and Sing," "America the Beautiful." and "Home on the Range." Athletic Events Staged The talent sho wincludcd readings, playlets, dances, Instrumental solos and demonstrations, and was followed by the fashion show, directed by Carrie B. Anthony of Blytheville. Armorel, Blytheville, Osceola and Wilson were the only schools represented In this division of activities. The girls modeled school dresses, church dresses, play clothes and party dresses. Athletic events were directed by Robert Wiley and were in three divisions, elementary, Junior high and •enior high. The Clear Lake elementary group. Luxora junior high group and the Blytheville senior high group will be awarded trophies as winners in the three divisions. In the elementary division, Clear L*ke was first with 18 points followed by Victoria with H and Flat Lake with 12 points. In tile Junior high competition, Luxora piled up 16 points and Armorel and Carson Lake were second with eight points . . •ach, und Wilson third with four , points. Blytheville had a tolal of 49 $ points to win the senior high competition and Osceola had 27 points tor second place. The day's activities were directed •' by President Mabins, and Geneva I Haraway of Armorel, secretary of She 'association, and Alena Wiley, county supervisor of negro schools. Economy Move By Congress Seems Futile WASHINGTON, April 16-W)— Some top Republicans In the Senate expressed doubt today that their drive to cut government spending will get far. One GOP leader, asking not to be identified by name, said flatly that this session will see no slashes that will amount to anything, "c said that might make a nccessarj boost in tnxej. Another, Senator Taft Ill-Ohio) said he Is "hopeful" that Congress will trim federal expenses, but added: "I am not opimbtlc." A third, who has led ninny economic drives in the past, said he Obituaries Gets Promotion will go along will) any cuts siiRgcsl.- cd by Hie Democrats but "I won't stick my neck out and propose any." He too asked to remain anonymous. President Truman in his J.immry Vjiitleet inc.<i.soKC estimated expenses (or tlic year beginning next July 1 at 541,858,000.000. as agtilnst estimated receipts ot S-10.9B5.000.000. Tliat would menu n deficit of S873.000.000—not counting items which have come up since then, like the i-carmlng o! Western Europe, n project which reportedly would cost between $1,000,000.000 and $2,000,000.000. Mr. Trunmn asked Concrcss to keep the government out of the reel by approving $4,000.000,000 in new taxes. That met with cool reception from the lawmakers. But since then, the House has approved and sent to the Senate appropriations measures totalling more than S30.000.000.000. No money has yet been provided for foreign nld, although Coimrcss hn.> aulhor! spending ui> to S5.5BO.- 000,000 to carry on the Mnrsrml' plan through June 30. 1050. Wallace Beery, Veteran Star ot Movies, Dies BEVERLY HILLS. Caltf., April 1«. (/!>)—Wallace Beery, 60, beloved by movie-goers lor his Rood-humored, hard-boiled roles, died last night of a heart ailment. Beery, who lind be«J In pictures for 38 years, was conscious up to the time of Ills unexpected death at his home. He had been kinder treatment for some time of a heart condition but af>P clretl to be Improving. At his bedside were his divorced wife, Mrs. Rita Beery; A brother. Will Beery; his adopted daughter, Carol Ann. and a nephew, Noah Heery, Jr. The husky actor inrtcrwcnt hospital treatment last Nov. Ifl after he said he suffered some heart strain last summer during a trip to his lodge at Jackson Hole. Wyo. At that time doctors said he would have to slow down. Born In Kansas city, he Joined a circus at Hie age of 1C. In 1904 he became a singer with a musical how In New York with moderate ticcess. His IOIIK motion picture career tailed In 1913. He WHS voted one of the ten best iioney-miiklng film stars In 1932, 933, 1934, 1935 and 1Q10. University of Arkansas Board to Assist Marry In Defense of Lawsuit LITTLE ROCK, April 16. </P) — Tils University of Arkansas board of trustees won't hire special coun- •lel 'ii the "casli funds" suit, but two laywer nicmber.s of the board will assist In the defense without compensation. AUorney General Ike Murry an- noiuccd yesterday that W. W. Sharp, Brinkley. and H S. Yocum, El Dorado, wili be associated with him !» representing the state. The two comprise the legal committee of the university board. The sulf was filed by Rep. James A. Glp.Mn of Saline, who seeks to prohibit expenditure of cash funds without specific legislative authority. Tht University's cash fund in- vol 'cs millions of dollars. Cash funds ore composed of all receipts except those from specific legislative appropriations and are disbursed without legislative appropriation. Arkansas Mother of '49 Is Monticello Resident WALDO, Ark.. April 16. I/Pi— Mrs. Eva Peler.son Echols, of Monticello. Ark,, mother of four sons and five Uauphlers also is Arkansas' "Mother oC 1949." She will compete- for the honor of being American Mother of 1949 In the annual contest sponsored by the Golden Rule Foundation of New York. Her selection as state mother was nnounced here yesterday by Mrs. . W Rhea, chairman of the Ark- nsa* selection committee. She is the wife of James R Schcls, Monticello business man. The selection committee said haractcr and achievementiof Mrs Echols' children were considered as vldrneu of her success as a moth.. She is active in a number of civ- c, church and fraternal organiza- lons. Highway Department Buys Road Equipment LITTLE ROCK, April 16. M Th» State Highway Department has purchased $257,330 worth of equip ment—and the cost is some 540,000 Ws than 11 had anticipated. Contracts were awarded yester day by the highway commi=slor Which had opened them prcvio\ls!> With one exception all bids wcr telow the department's cast estimates. Award for 50 one and one-half ton trucks went to the Bale Chevrolet Company of Little Rock for »68,2M. approximately SI3.000 less thai, the estimate. The commission announced that between 200 and 300 miles of gravel loads would be reworked soon. Projects for each district will be outlined at the commission's next meeting. The commission look under ad- Tisemeiit a protest of West Memphis residents against rerouting of » highway to by-pass the ciiy. Fund for Victim Of Attack Grows Total Now $315 Members of the First Naznrcn Church, who are taking the leai 111 a campaign to onlnln tunds for an eiRht-ycar old Rirl who svas the vlclim of a brutal attack a week ago. today received a contribution from the brother of the man accused as the girl's attacker. He lives In another state and sent in a $10 ontributlon. Other contributions bring the to- al to S',115.70. it was announced his morning. The contributors Inlude: Skclly Oil Co., tM; T. P. Dean and others. $10; railway em- iloycs, $10; four merchants, gro- :erles valued at S?0: Mrs. H. W. Wylie, clothing valued nt »25 and he tollowlnR. who contributed $5 cnclr. Members of Police Dcvmrt- ucnt, Dr. W. T. Rainwater, O. B Buffincton. Nunmilly's Wholesale Co.. Williams and Damon Co.; Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.; Jack Halstead. Meyer Bakery, Huffman Lumber Co.. Pepsi Coin Bottling C3., Nu-Wa Laundry. Bllford Marlin. Blylhcvillc Canning Co.. Red Ball Barber Shop, H. Hoover. Joe Adkins, Wade Furniture Co.. Planters Hardware Co., Sullivan-Nelson Motor Co. Endurance Fliers Expect To Stay Aloft Another Ten Days and Reach Goal FULLERTON Calif.. April Hi. U'l •The new endurance flying champions are confident today they can stay aloft at least 10 more days. Dii'k Rieriel and Bill Harris, of Fiillertc.n, have passed the three- quarter mark on their goal of 1,000 hours. Prom now on It's up to the Sunkist Lady. 'Hie little plane carried the two fliers past the 10-yenr record of 726 hours set by Wes Cnr- roil and Clyde Schlieper. Thiit was at 6-41 p.m. IPST) Thursday. B-irrij and Ricdcl say their plane's motor still sounds mighty sweet. Thi quarters are cramped, the pile's confess, but otherwise they | have almost all the comforts of ionic. Thc.v rat roast chicken, steak, egrus, mill: and everything but sugar. Barris and Riedel eliminator! M iugar from their diet because (hey me unable lo work off the cx- cess energy. Sto:p is no problem, either, but ihe airmen admit that a spong= bath is nc. substitute for a good old-fvushioncd tub. The Arkansas - Missouri Power C'liniMii) announced today the promotion i,i C. B. "Bus" Kettlngcr to rupcrvUor of the company's stores riid wa! (-houses. A vi't'; 1111 -Ji 21' years in the electric business Mr KeUinaer .started a: ,a y,l junduum on a construction crew. P.tring that time lie has worked in various capacities with Ark- Mo. In-j'idhiii innniiecr of the company's Corning office, und in- •'tntorjr control supervisor, the job : held priui tf< this promotion. Mr. I'.nUneer who wu.s reared in iMiui.-X Mo. ana educated at the Kiat riiver Junior College, has been j rcsiucut 01 Blytheville since 1029. Mr. ami Mrs. Kcltinger and their tiir.e yrar old daughter. Linda Ruth, make tneir home at till South Lily. Fires in Forests "Worst' In 25 Years, Official Says LITTLE ROCK. Ark., April 16— (/Pi—Forest rangers and hundred of volunteers worked today to con trol scores ot forest fires in th North Arkansas Mountains. There was little hope that th elements would come to their at soon. The weather forcast was fo fair and warmer with no hint rain for the r.ffeetctl section befor tomorrow nitrht—if then. Stale Forester Fred Lallf? said tl slliintion was "probably the wor. in 25 years." The fires—Lime sntd he believe most were due to carelessness—are Arkansas Man Injured n Blast on Destroyer PEARL HARBOR. April 16. </P<— An Arkansas man was among thos njured In an explosion In a mount aboard the destroyer Kol lister which resulted In line deaths He i.s William James Welch, sea mar. Nex; of kin Is listed as h' father, J. G. Welch, Route 5, Magnolia. Ark. The explosion occurred Thursday. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained larriage licenses at the office of llss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, esterday: Robert Neill Rector of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Miss i^atsy Maxine leld, of Blytheville. George W. Snydcr of Sarasota, Pla., and Mrs. Rose Wiiite Adams, if Osceola, Adalp Harris and Mrs. Fannie Wae Newman, both of Blytheville. Spa Police Chief Named HOT SPRINGS, WatWiis Ark., April 19. definitely was Hot Springs police chief today. He was named twice— once by a three-member civil service commission which relinquished its Job Wednesday and again yesterday by its five-member successor. Walkins, a detective until his new appointment, succeeds Oeora*|. Callahan, who resigned effectlAW yesterday. With the Courts Chancery: Joe H. Gude vs. Velma elude, iuit for divorce. Sallic Freeman vs. S. T. Freeman. suit 1 for divorce. 4% HOME LOANS rClhert S. Johnson The LCtiuiUible Life Assurance Society riinne Evenings Read courier News Want Ads in Randolph. Fulton. Baxter, Izard and Sharp Counties. Less serious outbreaks were reported In perhaps a dozen other counties. Tax Case Appealed LITTLE ROCK. April 16. Wj—Tile state has appealed to the Supreme Court from a Pulaski Chancery Court decree holding unconstitutional a 1949 act which removes federal Income tax payments as deduction for state tax purposes. Arkansas in Spotlight In National Row Over Socializing ot Medicine LITTLE HOCK. April 1C. W>— Dr. R. B. Robins of Camdcn has no apologies to make because an invitation to Dr. Myron E. Wegman j of New Orleans to address a re- ; cent medical gathering here was withdrawn. Dr. Robins said he insisted on the cancellation after he learned Dr. Wegman. a pediatrician, was one of a group protesting a $25 assessment by the American Medical Association for a S3.500.Mo fund to combat "socialized" medicine. He said "Dr. Wegman Is one... who deliberately and willfully tried to sabotage the efforts of $140.000 American physicians. ..." Sen. Wayne Morse (R-Orel referred to the incident Thursday In an attack on the AMA. He did not identify Dr. WcKmp.n. Dr. Robins was (irst to say who was meant. Later Dr. Wegman him- scll continued that Morse was referring to him. Four Men Fined $225 Following Dell Accident Four Leachviilc men were fined a total of $225 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor and leaving the scene of i accident. The charges arose from a hit- and-run wreck on Highway 18 near Dell last Sunday when the car in which they were riding struck a car driven by Herbert Mnngruin of Carml. Johnny Davis. Identifier! by officers as the driver, was fined S150 und costs on the drunk driving charse. Ciaborn- Davis, Ray Smith and Roc Smith cacll were fined S25 and costs on the other charge. Father-Son Banquet Held in Luxora by Future Farmers Unit LUXORA. Ark., April 16—The Luxora High School chapter of the j Future Farmers of America held their animal fa.ther-.son banquet in the high school cafeteria here last night. Sixty members and guests heard Lloyd Oodlcy of Osceoln. Production Credit Association director tor south Mississippi County, deliver the principal address on the subject of farm suport rices. Donald McGuire, chapter member, outlined accomplishments of the club (01 the past year. Bill John- sou, another member, served as loastmaster for the occasion. A. B. Bradley, vocational agriculture instructor of the Luxoru .school, 1* sponsor of the loaci chapter. French Lift Food Rations PARIS. April 16. Wl — Butter, cheese and milk went off ration today, For the first time in nine years a French housewife could walk right up lo the counter and buy dairy products. Only sugar, and coffee remain on DIP food ration list. UNIFORM Headquarters • Baseball • Softball Gel Our Prices TAX! and TRUCK DRIVERS UNIFORMS AJ) Colors - Gabardine $12.95 HUDSON Cleaner-Clothier-Tailo No more sleepless n:gnts wlicri you have a CoolairFan! !• HA terms. Ask for installation estimate. NOW! BUILDERS SUPPLY CO., Inc. V. H. Pease .T. Wilson Henry South Highway 61 Phone 2134 Read Courier News Want Ads Read Courier News Want Ads \Yhulcbonc Strainer Whalebone comes from the moutl ot the riKlit whale, where its comb- like fomuitiou is used in straining iiom the water the small organism on which the whale feeds. 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Phone 4493 FOR SALE Concrete culverts, ri inch to 48 inch, plain or recnlnrccd Also Concrete Building Blocks cheaper than lumber foi hams chirhrn houses, pump houses, tenant houses, tool sheds We deliver Call us Tor free estimate . . phone 6DL. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION GENTLEMEN: To have a suit that really (its. t>« measured by » lailor. Now showing all Mic Utcst sprinn ami nummcr Imported ailrt flo- mcstic woolens. Drop down lo our shop any day of t rtc week. GEORGE L. MU1R "niylhevillcs Only Tailor" 109 Railroad S. J.C0HEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. • 9konz 364-6^2525

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