The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 22, 1949
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9AOI TOO BLVTHEVIUJE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL «, 1949 GOP Denies Aid Truman Plan tor Soys Party No Responsibility •o Help Pass Program TABHINGTON, April 22. (If)— f/top Republican today disputed Hc« President Barkley's statement < / 'that the GOP has a responsibility ,,' to help enact President Truman'* legislative program. Barkley told a Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner audience In New York last night: "It will not do for any minority, by whatever name It may go, to assume or assert that it has no commitment, that it can still continue bo oppose the program for which the people voted, because they were not chosen Instead of us." Senator Brewster of Maine, chairman of the GOP Senatorial Campaign Committee, said he thinks Barkley took in too much territory when he said that the President's program was "approved by a majority of all of Ihe people" last November. "The president got less than half of the total vote cost and that vote represented only about one-fourth oj the American people who were qualified to go to the polls," Brcw- iter said, adding: "I fall to see where there Is any mandate for the Republicans to • upport what Mr. Truman proposes." Barkley contended that the Democrat* always had been "liberal" in their views and have been "In the forefront for the welfare ol the great masses of the people." Brewster retorted .that it's the Republicans who really are trying to save this country from the "totalitarianism" he said Is Inherent In »ome of President Truman's proposals. Rustellville Postmaster Heads Arkansas Group Robeson Stirs Protest with Soviet Anthem STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 22 i—Paul nobeson's concert last night turned into a poltltcal row. Tlje trouble started when the noted American Negro barlton sang a new Russian anthem. The first verso, sung in Russian, was greeted quietly. However, when Robeson sang the second verse In English, which most of the audience understood, the crowd started a demonstration which for a time drowned out the singer. Aiiti-ComniunlsU whistled loudly (the Swedish equivalent of boos) and many left the hall In protest. Pro-Communist" answered with loud cheers and frnntto applause. Following me anthem, Robcson stepped to the microphone and told the audience he could no longer aw the line between his nit and political convictions. He said wanted universal peace, but a- ve all peace with the Soviet Un- n. After the concert he said his pol- cal activity had increased lately, e said the reason was President ruman's Florida vacation during e Senate's civil right's filibuster. Keel of Controversial Carrier Laid LITTLE ROCK, April 22. Postmaster Mark Craig ol Russell Vllle has been elected president o the Arkansas chapler, National As iociatlon of Postmasters. Other officers elected at Hie as aoclatlon's annual convention her Include: W. M. Freeze or Cash, J Etta Canon of the state sanatorium Claude M. Bradley of Wesson an James P. Rleves of Marlon, vie presidents, and K. V. Laswell Helena, secretary-treasurer. At a banquet last night, Pos master General Jesse M. Donaldso discussed his proposal to raise som postal rates to offset a Post Olfii Department delicit. >SC Studies Application 'hone Improvement Plan LITTLE ROCK, April 22. IIP)— he Arkansas Public Service Com- isslon has taken under ndvlse- ent an application of Southwes- crn States Telephone company to sue additional stock and sell bonds o finance i $1,600,000 linprovo- nent program. Improvements costing $186.000 are jlanned in Arkansas, where the ompany operates 22 exchanges. Optometrists Elect LLTTIJJ HOCK, April 22. M')— Di. M, Ij. Shofncr of Stuttgart has been elected president of the Arkansas optomctiic Association. Dr. Hoyt Purvis of Jonesboro, Is the new vice president. Ma mage Licenses The following couple obtained a imiTlagc license :it the office of Miss Elizabeth Blytlie, cuunty clerk, yesterday: J. B. Cunningham and Mrs. Marie Craig, both of Caruthersvllle, Missouri. Say It ... With Flowers THE FLOWER SHOP Clencoe Building Flume 4191 or 2747 Without ceremony, the keel of the USS United States Navy's first Atomic Age Ship, was laid at Newport News. Va., Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company despite reverberations on Capitol HIM Irom the Army Air Force-Navy controversy. IAP Wlrephoto.) Contract Cancelled COPENHAGEN, April 32—</!>)— he Danish liberal newspaper Pol- Iken, which VM to present Paul obeson in two concerts here next eek, said today it hart cancelled Its ontract with the American Negro nprer. Robeson said yesterday »t the openhn^en airport, en route to tockholm. that he did not like the olltlcs of the Politlken and would refer to sing under the auspices f Land Og Folk, the Communist lewspaper. leavy Infant Regains Some Lost Poundage CONWAY. Ark.. Apil 22. Mi- Elmer Paul Hackler, who weighed pounds when he was bom last Nov. 3, Is thriving now. but he had rough going for a while. His mother, Mrs. Ira Z, 'luckier, said the baby lost weight until abo-tit a month ago. His feeding formula was changed, and since then he has been gaining weight. Elmer Paul now weighs 19 1 !: pounds. The five-months old boy already wears overalls designed tor one-year-old youngsters and size three sboes. Oil Firm Boiler Explosion Rocks California Town INGLEWOOD, Calif., April 22 (/}') —A terrific explosion rocked tills suburban Los Angeles city early today when boiler blew up at the Basin Oil Company's storage lank farm. There were no known casualties. A series ol smaller blusls followed, believed to be power transformers. The blasts fired a RJLS tnuln. .shoot- Ing huge fltnnes skyward. But firemen cut olf the raw gfts line Into the plnnt to halt Die blae. None of the Iimn's oil lanks caught fire. The blasl also knocked down power lines in Ihe area, sheared off the top of a parked automobile and tumblei nettrby [cnces. The same plant was the scene of a disastrous blaze In September 194U. Two women and a child were killed when 1G cnulc oil deoragc Innks exploded, sending flushes o flaming oil Into a near-by trailer camp. Officials Hope or Rain to End Fires LITTLE HOCK. April 22. W— Forestry officials continued to hope today for a rain to end the North Arkansas woods flics. Some sections ol the stale got rain last night. But to the north, at Batcsvillo, the u. S. Weather Bureau said its latest report showed 02 of nn Inch in a 24-hour period. Harrison had a trace, These observation stations are the nearest to the lire area. Assistant State Forester R. M. Henry described the situation as much improved, bub his latest report showed 12 fires still burned. He said "If wo could get one good inln. I think the danger would be past." Livestock After the Norman conquest of Britain there were more than 10 mints coining gold and silver In the country, more than now exist in the world. ONLY \legro Deaths Funeral services for Dlllle Staton, who died last Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. next Sunday In the Baptist Church. 119 East Cleve- nnd Street, by the pastor, Rev. T. H. Haywood, It was announced today by the Home Funeral Home. ' unevenly lower in It was stated tln-ough^aa'or yes- few common ..and terdny that the rites hnd been scheduled for Thursday. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111., April 22— OVt— (USDAI— Hogs 9.500; market active, 25 to 50 higher than Thursday's average; bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 18.25-50; top 18.50 paid freely for weights under 230 Ibs; 250-300 Ibs 17.25-18.00; around 325 Ibs 10.15; 140-170 Ibs 16.75-17.15; 100-130-lb pigs 13.00-16.25; mostly 14.00 up; sows 400 Ibs down 1.2510.50; few 16.75: over 400 Ibs 13.5015.25: stags 11.50-13.50. Cattle 400; calves 500; not cnougl steers to warrant mention; odd Int. good heifers and mixed ycnrllng 23.00-24.50; these about steady; cow very dull with some bids and sale cleanup trade LIUII-ttiin medium b cows 16.50-18.1ffl; dinners f nd <? lers 13.00-16.00. Fulbright Backs 60-Cent-an-Hour Minimum Wage WASHINGTON, April 22. </!•)— Senator Fulbrleht (D-Ark.) think Congress should consider raisint the minimum wage to about 6 cents an hour, instead of the 7 cents proposed by President Tru man. The minimum wage now is 4 cents an hour. The Arkansas Senator exprcase his views yesterday to the Sonat jabor Subcommittee studying th dniinistration bill. To boost the minimum to cuts would wipe out economic pro rcss made In the South in recen cars. Fulbright declared. 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