The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 19, 1949
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JACK'FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Nebraskan Seen AsGOPChairman Scott Resigns Post; Two Former Chiefs Also Eying the Job ItT Jack B*ll WASHINGTON. July 19_M>|_ Hugh D. Scott's decision lo quit as Republican National Chairman today found A.T. "Bert" Howard, Nebraska state chairman, gaining strength as his likely successor. Frfente oi Howard talked of * compromise under which the fie'b- raskan might be named chairman, »'ith former Senator John nanahe'- of Connecticut chosen as executive director of the committee. Scott, brought inlo office hy Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York at last year's national convenlton, announced last night he will hand his resignation to the national committee at a meeting here August 4. He beat what some committee members called a deadline today for his resignation, after which a group hearted by Harrison E. Spangler of Iowa and Carroll neece of Tennessee, both former chairmen, had threatened to force a meeting of Ihe committee. They previously had been reported a.s having set the deadline for Tuesday. Scott's decision to quit, came without, any final settlement on his successor, although Howard appeared to be Ihe candidate most generally acceptable to those oul- lide the Spaugler-Rcece group. Tennesstan Eyes Job Members of the latter group have Indicated they will fight to name a. present member of the committee to Scott's place. Spangler ha.s denied (hat he Is a candidate, but Reece is said to be eyeing the Job. along with Guy Gabrielson, New Jersey national committeeman. Scott said In a statement, thai while "considerable progress has been made toward rebuilding a united party" that "certain dissen- tions continue." "I shall not attempt to place the, responsibility," he said. "To do so would serve no useful purpose. The composing of these differences remains the party's immediate duty." Howard's candidacy Is being pushed by Senator wherry of Nebraska, the GOP floor leader, and by his colleague, Senator Butler of Nebraska. Danaher has had (he backing of friends of Senator Robert. A. Tatt of Ohio and some of Dewey's assoc- they doubt he would be willing to play second fiddle as an executive director under a new chairman. TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1949 IT TAKES ALL KINDS . . .—Some hulls are content to be typed as "silting hulls" And 11,™ tl.erc are Ihe moro daring members of bull society, who are "" bul "' Don her =i D••, m» «eer, ,» definitely h, the hitler class. Whenever ],e <cis l,m,d. he nonchalal Iv tea,"over' the n«« "l <MI. His mvner, Delosso WHke, wnlchc, as H,,,nhcr takes a running leap in North Hollywood cllit Two Arkansas Town* HoW Liquor flections Bj The Awoclalrd Press Two local liquor option elections *'ere being held in dry areas of Arkansas today. Sevier County 'DequeeiO and the town of strong, in Union County, voted on whether lo permit the legal sale of liquor and beer. | Sevier County held an option j election in I94S and the "dry.<"! won by 330 votes. A record volet was expected in today's balloting. Scout Leaders Discuss 1949 Fund Campaign The financial status of the North Mississippi County District of the Boy Scouts of America wa.s discussed yesterday at a meeting of (lie finance comuiillee at the Bly- hevillc Chamber of Commerce Office, as the initial plans for the all financial campaign were discussed. Marvin Mellon of Truman, financial committee chairman for he Eastern Arkansas Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, and Oral Smith of Jone.sboro, council ield executive, mot with the North Mississippi County croup lo inform them of the siatus of districts in other parts of Ihe council and work out plans for Ihe campaign. R. A. Porter, chairman of the North Mississippi County district, said that all plan.s are tentative and several meetings would be required before Ihey would be completed. Marvin Smith, chairman of the county's financial committee, wilt direct the campaign activities. Members of the committee attending yesterday's meeting were: Mr. Porter. Mr. Smith. Ben Henderson. John Caiidill. O. G. TTitbbard. Jr.. J. V. Oalc-s. J. Louis Cherry. Monroe Cram. A. S. Harrison, and Wilson Bohamiine, field executive. U. S. Asks Dismissal Of Ark-Mo Tax Case The federal government through David Walker, assistant United Stato.s cii.slricl attorney in Little Rock, yesterday filed a denial of ! Ihc claim lhat the Arkansas-MIs- I souri Power Company Is entitled j to income tax refunds of $51.859 on I payments made in 19-10. Tile case is pending in federal court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Similar action was iak 0 :: hi another case from Mississippi County in which C. H. Whistle seeks re[ funds for a total of S7.B07 phis in- l tercst involving alleged overpay- mem of taxes for 1942 and 1943. Tn filing the answers and denials, the eovernment asked (he court to dismiss the taxpayers' complaints. Retired Tourist Court Operator Hangs Himself HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. July 19. '••l'» -Carl C. Crocker. G5. relired lourisl court operator, was found hanged in a used car lot near the downtown business district this morning. Coroner Foster Janet] pronounced it a suicide. He said Crocker lied a rope to a railing on a 15-foot stone wall and around his nec:l: and jumped off sometime after midnight. Me bought tin- rope yesterday. Lee Henslee Is Named State Prison Director \ LITTLE ROCK. July 10. f/p,_ I Lee llenslee, 45. today was named director of the \ penal system. The veteran prison official was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the death of Tom Cogbi'll, 53 Saturday. Hanslce. who has been with the state penal sy.^iem for the last 13 years, was appointed by the Arkansas Prison and Parole Board at a special meeting loriay. He mast recently had served as assist ant superintendent in charge of the Tucker Prison Farm. r _ v.., t ^ Senate Group Rejects Brannan Plan Trial Run WASHINGTON. July 19. (,J',-~A Senate Agriculture Subcommittee today formally tossed overboard an administration proposal for a trial run of the Brannan farm plan on hof?s. The aclion was taken during a closed session of the subcommittee which had had the measure i aider coM-uclcralion for several weeks. It came a.s the House, on the Four from Missco Selected to Attend U A Medical School Thirty-four residents of Arkansas' Congressional District sought -admission to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine this year with 19 selected under l!ie quota system invoked by the 1949 Geneiiil Assembly. Pour of the 19 are residents of Mississippi County. They are: Herman Dewey Alston, j'r., Manila; James Troy Payne, Lcachville; Arthur Eugene Thorne, Osceola. and James L. Wiygul, Keiser. With admissions based on a pop- ulalion basis. Northeastern Arkansas is entitled to 19 freshmen, and the number Ls the largest for any of the state's seven districts. The Fifth District, which includes Little Rock, ha.s 59 applicants but is entitled to have only 13 selected. The number,to be selected from other dislricls varies from eight lo 13. and the number of applicants ranges from 1C to 21. The M-hool's committee on admissions in a statement in Little Hock yesterday stated that the new tiuota system is likely to result In a larger number of student failures ihan in past years when admission was wholly • a scholastic basis with the freshmen selected from the stale as a unit, rather than by districts. It was slated that only five If the 19 lo be admitted from the First District, which includes Miss- iviii>|ji County, have records as aoort a.s the candidate with the lowest rating being admitted from the Fifth District. Other counties in the First District Include Clay Greene. Crittenden, Poinsett. Lee and Phillips. SCHOOLS other side of the capital, squared off lor debate on farm legislation A Democratic-Republican coalition in the House flatly rejected administration efforts to pnt through a compromise on Secretary of Agriculture nrannan's subsidy plan. Continued from page t. fall. The proposed additions to the new Negro school are necessary. Mr. Reid said, to preclude action by a federal court to force equality In educr'tonal facilities for whites and Negroes. He ciled the DeWitt School District's case us an example. In this district, a "discrimination" suit by Negroes resulted In a federal court judgment In their favor. The judgment also prevented improvements on white facilities from proceeding until similar work was done to renovate Negro school facilities. Such a situation also has the effect of 'Vailing white schools down to the level of Negro schools." Mr, Reid pointed out. "Our white school facilities at present are poor at best, and we don't want them pulled downward," he .said. "The new Negro high school will meet the requirements of any court I think." He added that the proposed gymnasium, auditorium and vocational training facilities are needed and should be constructed to be on the safe side. Nenroes Help Buy Site Mr. Reid lauded the Negroes In Blytheville for their cooperation in helping build the new Negro school. He said they have made no demands of the school board and that their complaints have been moderate. Blytheville Negroes last year donated a total of S4.400 of the S6.600 required to purchase the site for the new school. Mr. Reid also displayed last night a diagram of the nev site for the planned white school. Only two plots remain to be purchased, he said One of these is owned by the city and can be obtained at any time, he explained. 'I believe there Is enough money in the volutary tax fund to buy the other." he added. About 18 acres have been purchased to dale. No details have been worked oul yet as to exact expenditures in the proposed building program. "We can'l start building for six or eight months and have no way of knowing what building costs will be then." he said. The board hopes construction can begin early next year if voters approve the bond issue, he added. Borrowing Power Increased Discussing recent legislative action raising a school district's borrowing power from 10 to 15 per cenl of its assessed valunlion. Mr. Held criticized property assessments in this district as "outrageously low." Because of low assessments, he said, a 30-mill tax should nol strain taxpayers unduly. "This community could stand a levy of 100-mills and not be hurt " he said. Of the 30 mills sought, six would be used to retire present bonded indebtedness, seven would go for retiring the new issue and the other 17 used for other purposes. The district's voters last may i elected to float a 5311.000 bond issue T T° ? EAT0 ™ E - HEAT-Don'l let the heat get you down, lake a tip from Susie in Sacramenlo, Calif. Give her a tub full of water and she dees the resl with her own portable shower iusie • one of the elephants that ran short of feed aboard a ship on UK way lo Ihe U. S. and was saved by the Navy in , mercy "haylift" flight You ought to be driving H • (•nemy — Tnriliac in *Tnili|v price') ami alxiavx economical on I lie retail. Luggng* Hoom-l.naiU ,,l il in I,, „,,;,,. „ „,< | M ,,,l, ol any m-H I'o n 1 i a c. Smooth Hid* — t'niil AV^-JP* J&infa, V^ -<l-?--7^Fr^. V • ' Wld.-Horlion WlndihieM— \\ Mirw.l „„„(, |,i,.|,t f..r a new ,ln>i,, B .mil.x.k. Two Great Ingtnci—Cliooor r,niiiiu-'» ^ ^Iraigln ci-lil, or llu- aiv. Kilhrr'a a liunny! ~~.\-'-,' '-V\ ,<-^>- l •XoM*^ SMITH PONTIAC CO. 126 S. Lilly St. Blytheville Phone 4371 Post Says Gen. Vaughn Held 'Improper' Data WASHINGTON, July 19— (fl>,— The Washington Post says Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vnughan.. President Truman's military aide, is reported to have had the "improperly furnished personnel data" which resull- ed in the suspension of Mai Gen Alden H. Wailt. In a copywright article, the Post reported lhat "the data is said to have been relayed to Vaughnn" bv James V. Hunt, former Army officer whose activities are under .scrutiny of a Senate committee investigating the handling of government contracts. The Post said investigators working on the case "suspect Vaughan wa s used bs' Hunt" to try to keep Waitt as chief of Army's'chemical Corps. 'Vampire Slayer' of 9 Given Death Sentence LEWES. Eng., July 19. l/p, John George Halgh. self-confessed vampire slayer of nine, was condemned tonight to death on the callows. A jury of II men and a woman deliberated only 15 minutes before! convicting the handsome, 39-year'"""**' Owner of Truck Post* Bond After Accident Joe Warfield, Cape Girardemu Mo., Negro, owner of the trucl which struck and fatally Injun James Hoyt Powell, 17, In fronl of Ihe Delta Cafe on South Division Street Sunday morning, wa. released from the county jail y« tcrday after posting a $1,000 bond Sheriff William Berryman this morning that Leander Townsell, Negro, also of Cape Girardeau driver o( the truck. Is still belnj held In jail pending further investigation of the accident. Townsell Is being held on i technical charge of manshnJMtei and Warfield was held as a rrWer iil witness. Preliminary hearing date for Ihe two Negroes has no been set, Sheriff Berryman said- old businessman of killing wealth; Mrs. Olive Durand-Deacon last Feb I 18, drinking a glass of her blooi ] and destroying ht.- body In a bar. | rel of acid. HniBh had pleaded for "a specia I verdict in the form of guilty o the acts charged but Insane a the time they were committed. 1 * Called as a defense witness Di I Henry Yellowlees. noted Lond/)i I and Glasgow psychiatrist, testlfiec that lA'igh was suffering frou ] paranoic insanity. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Price* Kirby Drug Store; 1 r McMath to Appoint Agency to Aid DP's LITTLE ROCK, July 19. If,— Governor McMath said today he would appoint a special commission to aid displaced Europeans now residing in Arkansas. Members of the commission, to be appointed tomorrow, will work without pay. McMath said that there are about 300 displaced persons from Europe now residing in Arkansas. "They need someone lo help them and someone to look after their safety and well being." the governor said at his news conference today. for school Improvements. Of this. $92,000 was set aside lor retiring of old indebtedness and the ri> maining S225.000 is being used for construction of the new Negro school, a six-room addition to Lange school, and repairs and improvements for other school property. When the blamed thing* won't mow ... Look up "LAWN MOWER REPAIRING in the Yellow Pages* *ihe YELLOW PAGES fell who/I buys, sells, renti, repairs. THERE IS NO CLEANING LIKE HUDSON'S BETTER CLEANING! Better Cleaning the Hudson Finish In 8 Hours for the Asking Men! You're Favorite Summer Suit Now At Half-Price HUDSON CLEANER TAILOR CLOTHIER „ A ^L •*.——!— ^ I/ AIK* 9*999*4 ft

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