The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1949 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
July 27, 1949

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, July 27, 1949
Page:
Page 1
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 1 article text (OCR)

BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 10« BlytheviUc Daily Km BlythcvlU* Courier BlythevUl* Herald Mississippi Vtlley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSA B AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1949 Large Increase In Assessments Expected for '49 Tax Commission Commend* Missco Official's Efforts Personal property »ssessments in Mississippi County are expected to show an Increase of 20 per cent this year over th« 1948 figures, according to Herbert Shippen, assessor. The assessments on real estate In the rural areas are due lo show a 10 per cent Increase, he added, In a communication to the Arkansas Tax Commission, which Is seeking to assist each of the 75 counties In the state to bring the average nearer the figure fixed by state law. The estimate was made after Mr. Shippen had received reports on spot surveys In each of the counties shoring that Uie average for the stale Is only 12.59 per cent of the actual value. State laws recite that property should be assessed at half its actual value. Tax commission officials In Ijttle Rock commended Mr. Shippen for his co-operation with the state agency and his interest in the atate-wide efforl lo improve assessment procedure. The commissioners In Ihe letter "]jife^ that all assessors "redouble erWi-ts to get escaping- properties on the tax books at reasonable rates." Some Aulos Escape Taiation It was suggested that records for last year indicate lhat a substantial number of automobiles were nol assessed and members of the state commission urged that assessors make special efforts to get all cars listed. Re-examination of assessments on urban real estate was urged In order to bring the lower assessments In line with the more reasonably assessed property. Rural propertj is to be assessed next year for & two-year period. It was proposea that assessors this year re-assess rural property where improvements have been made since the 1948 assessments were made. The state agency also requested re-examination of all personal property «nd "where the listing made Paragould Man Heads Arkansas Legionnaires FORT SMITH, Ark., July n. IIP) —A veteran who once sued the government for the difference between what h« thought his services were worth and what the Navy paid him today has been elected commander of the American Legion's Arkansas Department He is Let Ward, » Paragould .awyer. Ward was a Navy yeoman during World War II. After his discharge ne sued for some $6,500, contending he had performed duties in which he used legal knowledge for which he wasn't properly paid, His complaint was dismissed by both (lie U.S. District Court »l Little Rock and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. A native of Pifigot, Ark.. Ward leceived his law degree at Washington University, St. Louis. He formerly practiced at Little Hock and Benton, Ark. There was no opposllion from the floor to Ward when he was elected yeiterday at conclusion of the department's annual convention here. The Rev. Roy I. Bugley, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Blytheville, was elected chaplain. He also was recently named chaplain of Blythevllle's Dud Cason Post. by the taxpayer is not considered sufficient, call upon the taxpayer for inventories and records.' as au- thorizeo? by statuU:.'is tlie ~ujxpiiytr refuses to provide such information, It is proper for the assessor to tix the assessment, and In such instance any doubt shall be resolved against the taxpayer. discrepancies Discovered Continuing the letter stated: ^ <ur survey ~9! nicies in Two New Polio Cases Listed Within County Two other Mississippi County children were taken to Little Rock today after local physicians diagnosed their Illness as pollomelytts This brings the total number of cases to 103. of which 98 have been reported since June 10. The 102nd victim Is James Tucker Eubanks. who will be six next month, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everet Eubanks or the New Liberty Community. The child has been admitted to the isolation ward of St Vincent's Infirmary. The other victim Is Jere Stilwell 11. son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stilwell of Osceola. It Is reported that he has considerable paralysis In his left thigh. He was taken lo the University Hospital tn Little Rock today. A post-polio patient. Jullanus Berry. 14. who suffered her second seise of polio this year alter being left partially paralyzed ten years ago, was admitted for private treat ment it. the. Infirmary t for post pono J .-atriitri't. She.has "been set iously 111 for several days. Bananas Reid BtmmelFss Two other children, Ronoid Han non, two, and Stanley Mask, two both . of Blythevllle were taken ti the Crlpplel Children's Con vales ., cent Center today for examination Indicates broad dls- | and to determine whether or no the assessment of j post-polio treatment Is necessary its of merchandise, automobile Ronald Is the son of Mr and ..scncies, lumber companies and] Mrs. John Hannon. and Stanley i other large enterprises and we urge i the son of Mr. and Mrs Luthe that you give special attention to such properties. "You will, of course, keep in mind that the listing made by the taxpayer is not binding upon you, and that it is your responsibility to fix an assessment that will be fair and equitable, regardless of the value listed by the taxpayer. . . . "It Is contemplated that some counties may have to be re-assessed under direction of the commission, but vigorous efforts In line with the TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS PRESIDENT SIGNS PACT RATIFICATION -President Truman signs the Instrument of ratltication of the North Atlantic pact In a White House ceremony. Standing, left to right, are: Defense Secretary Louis Johnson, sen. Scott Lucas, (D-111). Sen. Tom Connally (D-Tex), sen. William Fulbrlght (D-Ark) Sccrelarj of State Dean Acheson, Sen. Claude Pepper (D-Fla), Vice President Alben w. Barkley and Sen Arthur H Vandenberg (R-Mich). (AP Wirephoto). East Arkansas May Obtain Gas Gov. McMath Tells Advisors of Interest In Move to Get Fuel LITTLE ROC'C, July 27. tiP)— Governor McMath hopes that Eastern Arkansas will get natural gas and that the state's rural resi- lents will get more and better telephone service. He discussed the two matters with advisers yesterday. Eastern Arkansas counties have been seeking natural gas service for several years. The governor said he didn'l Intend to. endorse either of two bills pending in Congress lo make federal funds available for rural phone extensions. Mask, both families residing at thj Air Base. Health officials today said ilia the rumor that had reached Blythe- vllle holding bananas responsible for the spread of the disease was v ithoiit medical reasoning. The . idea apparently originated from reports of the use of bananas in experiments to determine whether or not flies were responsible for the transmitting of the disease. The reports apparently caused a above suggestions should eliminate ' lot of concern among parents who any need which might exist for have children who have recently such action in j'our county." The letter was signed by C. P. Newton, commission chairman. Equalization Board to Meet Mr. Shippen yesterday announced that the Mississippi County Board of Equalization would meet August 15 in Osceola to begin its annual review of the assessments on which taxes will be paid next year. Sessions will be held at both the Blythevtlle and Osceola court I houses. W.W. Prewitt of O E ccola Is chalr- f m of the Mississippi County ard. Other members arc \V. P. Hale of Osceola, Byron Morse of Blytheville. the Rev. R.E.L. Bearden of Leachville, and the Rev. M. R. Griffin or Dell. The board is appointed by County Judge Roland Green. This year the board will review all personal assessments lor 1949 and the real estate assessments for real estate in the cities and towns. The real estate Is assessed on a two-year basis with farm properties listed one year, and city property the other. tly eaten bananas, and authorities are anxious to have the rumor dispelled. Weather Arkansas forerast: Scattered thuudershowcrs Thursday: partly cloudy tonight; not much :nani;e in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy Thursday with occasional thundershowers; little change in temperatures. iliniimun this morning—73. *^.Iaximum yesterday—94. Sunset today—7:06 Sunrise lomorrow—5:07. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. • Total since Jan. 1—34.31. Mean temperature 'midway tv-cen high and lowi—83.5. Normal mean for July—81.5. This Date I.a-,1 Year Minimum this morning—T4 Maximum yesterday—90 Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —31.12. Lc- Soybeons CHICAGO, July 27— </P; — Soybean quotations: Nov Mar High Low 231 n 226 Ml'i Kx S31U Close 231-30=; 23I-30^ Street Widening On Fifth Pushed Nearer to Main Work on widening the west side >f Fifth Street between Walnut and Main neared the concrete-laying stage this afternoon as crews worked to complete final pourings on scattered portions of the street improvement program. Excavation for expanding '.his strip of Firth Street was completed today on either side of the Greyhound Bus Depot. The portion in front of tlit depot will be the last portion completed and will be paid for in par t by the Dixie Greyhound Unes. A projection of curbing and sidewalk at the southeast corner of the intersection of Main and Filth has been cut away and the corner will oe rounded off. The projeclipn had extended to the edge of the concrete parking area on Fifth. Finishing Icuches being put on other Jobs included lowering 01 a driveway in the 40 block on Walnut near its intersection with Filth, pouring of concrete on that rounded-off corner, and repairs to another driveway that was shortened when a portion of that street was widened in the 30 block. Workmen Repair Air Base Building For Use as Cotton Classing Office Consumers Organize More than two years ago the East Arkansas Natural Gas Consumers' Association \va.s organized to help bring natural gas into Eastern Arkansas. More than 25 cities and lowns in the area from Blytheville and Paragould on the north to Hele; on the south and west to White River have granted franchises to the association, which Is a non-profit organization, with the hope: that they might be transferred to a single distributor who would provide necessary pipelines and dl»- tribi'tlon systems. Mayor Ben Butler of Osceola Is oresident of the association and B. A. Lynch of Blvtncvillc Ls Mississippi County's director in the or- Blytheville Council Acts Several months agr it was disclosed that the huge power planU which Is to be erected near Forrest City by the Arkansas Power & Light Company, would be fueled with natural gas and it was Indicated at that time that gas might then be available to Eastern Arkansas cities. Blytheville was one of the first cities throi'Kh its City Council to grant a distribution franchise to the consumers Association to be pooled with the others as an inducement to natural gas distributors to enter this part of the state which for many years has been bypassed hy trunk lines carrying natural gas to the larger cities In the North and the "ast. It Is believed by industrial leaders and chambers of commerce officials throughout East Arkansas that natural gas will speed the Industrial development of the area, which for years has been one of the richest agricultural sections of the nation. Work on insulation of a skyli«tit+. In the Air Base building, which Is to house the Blytheville cotton classing office, swung into its second week today. Workmen expect the job will be completed by Angus 15, the dale officials of he PMA's South Central Area. Cotton Branch, indicated they would like to see the building ready for occupancy. The skylight will be 75 feet long and about eight feet high. The frame which will house the glass is taking shape and E.R. Dickinson, maintenance supervisor at the base, said he was confident the building will be ready by the middle of next month. Clyde C. McWhorter, manager of the P.MA's cotton classing service for this area, is expected In.••..Blytheville within the next. three or four weeks for .final Inspection of the building. Mr. McWhorer an* Alton L. Smith, chairman, Board of'Super- vising Cotton Examiners, of Memphis, were here earlier this month and told city officials they were reasonably sure the office would be located here. The Blytheville office would serve Mississippi. Clay, Craighead, Poln- sett and Greene counties.- Caruthersville Bridge Bill Gets Governor's Okay JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. July 27. iff— A new bridge over the Mississippi R'ver near Caruthersville. Mo., came a step nearer reality today. Gov. Forrest Smith sfid he would sign during the day two bill? setting up thr _ machinery for a Mis- souri-Tenne.vee commission lo ISSUE revenue bonds and build Ihe bridge. Wnen paid for by tolls, the bridge would become free. As a starlcr Smilh appolnlcd M. R. Rowland, S. P. Reynolds and Neil w. Helm, all of Caruthersville, to sign the proposed interstate compact will] a similar group from Tennessee. When the compact is approved by Congress and in effect, five bridge commissioners from each state will be appointed. A ferry now links the two slates a, Carulhersville. N. O. Cotton New York Stocks Closing quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler Cocoa cola Gen Electric Oen Motors Montgomery Ward .". N Y Central In Harvester National Distillers . . Republic Sleel Radio Socony Vacuum Sludebaker 1 St "dsrrl .>f N J ... i Texas Corp 142 1-4 89 1-2 28 1-2 27 5-8 50 5-8 141 1-2 37 1-2 62 53 5-8 10 25 18 7-8 19 3-4 10 5-8 15 1-2 22 7-8 67 1-4 Oct. . Dec. . Mch. May . Jly. Hi^h Low Clo.se . 29Sfi 2946 2S52 . 2954 2S44 2951 2941 29-12 2927 2930 2870 2370 . 2943 . 2935 2876 Pemiscol Okays Health Unit Tax Voters Approve Levy By Large Majority In Special Election Relurns from about one-third o the Pemiscol County precincts to day showed that the pro]Wsed one half mill tax levy for malntenanc of the county health unit is belni approved with virtually no opposl lion. 1 Haroll S.'-Jones, PemtEcot Count Clerk, said this morning that th vote in favor of the tax was run nlng from 10 to 15 for, to against. Voters of the county went to th poll-, yesterday to decide the pro posed levy. Mr. Jones said a llgh vote was cast. All the returns were expected I be received loday and an officia tabulation was expected to be com plete tomorrow. Mr. Jones said. Unofficial returns thus far fron a few of the cities and towns 1 the county show about 370 for an only eight against the new levy. Funds for the new levy woul be earmarked solely for count health purposes and will be spen with the approval of the executlv board of the county health counci This council Is called for by 1947 Missouri law transfcrrln health units from Jurisdiction county Judges to these councils. Unofficial returns from some the towns follow: Gobler. 100 fo and none against: Caruthersvil (one preclncl). lie to 4: Hayti, 7 to 4: Mlcola, 50 to 0; and Cotton wood Point. 35 to 0. Trumann Man Appointed Head of Civil Air Patrol LITTLE ROCK. July 27 (AP) — Appointment of Col. Marvin W. Melton of Trumann as commander of the Arkansas Wing. Civil Air Patrol was announced here today. A farm implement business executive. Col. Melton succeed. 1 : Col Rex P. Hayes of Little Rock, veteran Arkansas airman, who recently retired liom active work In the Civil Air Patrol. The appointment of Colonel Mellon Is tn lire with a reorganization and reactivation program for the Arkansas Wing. Lt. Col. Henry H Reeves of Llt- ile Rock. Air Forces pilot during World War II. was appointed deputy wins commander. Anti-Poll Tax Bill Sent to Senate Alter Bitter Fight Passage in House May Be Meaningless, As in Other Years By William F. AhroKast WASHINGTON, July 27. (;!>)—An Hl-noll tax bill was laid lodny i the Senate's doorsteps, with In- icatlons that it would be nbnn- oned there. A 273 to 116 House vote sent It 'er, Ignoring arguments by Soulh- •n opponents Ibat it and other vil rlElits bills are likely lo bolster ic Ku Klux Klan. It was the fifth time In less than n years that the House has none trough the formality of passing ich a bill, Four times previously le Senate hns refused to consider he bills In the face of threatened "llbu.stcrs. The filibuster Ihrent was raised Bain as the House passed the bill ate yesterday. "The bill has about ns much hance of passage In the Senate a.< bird-size snowball has In HnnYs.' aid Rep. Wheeler (D-C.a), who pposed It. A filibuster. If nothing Ise, will stop it, he Hided. Southerners tried to filibuster It ff the House floor but House dc- lale llmllatlous blocked them after wo days. Tn the Senate debate can o on and on. Split Ballot Could Be Used Should the Senate reverse prece- ient anl pass Ihe bill, opponent aid, one innnedlale effect will b or the southern poll tax slates o order split ballots for future lections. Under tills procedure, candidate, or federal office would be Itslei in one ballot and candidates foi lute and local offices on another A voter who has paid Ills po! x would get both ballots', while he voter who Imsn't paid woulr get only the federal ballol. The bill applies only lo primary and general elections for president •Ice-president and members o 'onijrcss. It doesn't effect strlctlj state and local elections. It saps that payment of a po] >ix shall not be a condition tba must be met before n perwm oilier wise qualified can vole in a federa eleption. Such a condition, Uie. Ml stales. Is "an impairment of th republican form of government." Seven States Require Toll Tai The bill would make It untnwfu for an 'election officer to deprlv a person of a federal ballot becaits hasn't paid Ihe poll tax. 1 mentions no specific penalty, bu its backers said a penalty Is pro vided under general civil statute now in force. The seven southern poll tax state In which, the bill's backers clalir hundreds of thousands of person are disfranchised, are Arkansas Texas, Tennessee. South Carolina Virginia. Mississippi nnrl Alnlmrrm Opponents foiighl the bill as a unwarranted Invasion of slate, rights. They argued lhat the con stltutton. reserves to the states th exclusive power to determine th mi allocation of voters. Onljj a con stitutional amendment can chang that situation, they said. The final roll-call found 15 Democrats. 121 Republicans one American-Laborlle voting fo the bill and 32 Democrats and Republicans opposing it. Arkansan Wins Backing For His Farm Proposal WASHINGTON. July 27— <il Supporters of a move to force th Economic Cooperation Admlnlstra lion to spend $1.500.000.000 fo surplus American farm produtls I Ihe European recovery program wo a first-round victory in the Sena today. The Initial test on the hotly dls puled amendment, of Senator M. Clellan (D-Arkl came on a tech nical parliamentary question ar gave a 54 to 32 vote edge lo backe; of the proposal, A final decision will come late when the amendment it.sclf. whlc would require the Army to spen an additional SSOO.OOO.OOO on si plus farm goods. Is voled on. The Senate accepted without fight the ten per cent cut In re covery funds voted by the approp rlatlons committee. The amendment of the Housi passed bill was approved by voli vote. However, a stick of other am enriment-s still had to be acted o before a vote on the bill itself. National Guard Units Prepare For Encampment Blythcvlllc's Company M of th Arkansas National Guard will 1cm Saturday for Jonesboro where will converge with Company I Jonesboro and the Walnut Ridge Pocahont.as Morta Company an proceed to Camp Polk. la., to two-week summer encampment. The three companies, compose of some 300 men, will leave Jones boro at 6:15 Saturday night on special Cotton Belt passenger Pullman. These three companies comprls the 153rd Infantry of the Arkansa .National Guard. Mechanized equip ment attached to the companlc will be driven to Camp PolS; b member;, of the three organization The train Is to pick up anothc section at Pine Bluff and a thir section at Tcxartana. Mcanwhll the motor convoys will be proceed .ng toward Tcxarkana Saturday fi a ren-'ezvous late thai afternoo and an all-night bivouac thcr They will depart from TcxarXan •Sunday morning as a .single cfui voy for the remainder of the Jaun Balking Congress Urged to Get All Arms Plan Facts WASHINGTON, July 27. (AP)—Secretary of State clesim nppciiled lo a balking Congress today to suspend idffmeiaon the ?M50,000,000 foreign arms aid bill until the cvidcnco is in. Aclieson told a news conference that points raised on program by several members of Congress are sound in icory but that they talked in a misapprehension of the ~~~~ * Suds. Armor el School Board Plans Improvements Director* Submit Budget Calling for $63,000 Bond Issue and 29-Mill Ad Valorem Tox for 1950-51 Term The erection of a combined gymnasium, auditorium and cafeteria, has been proposed by the board of directors for the Armore! School District No. 9. R W. Nichols, superintendent, said today. The proposal's acceptance or rejection will be noted on September 27. when the voters act on the budget submitted by Ihe district, calling for $63,000 for buildings and Improvements. Mr. Nichols said that if the budget Is accepted the construction 'hould start In tlie middle of Oc- t-->b:-r. and that that event, the use at the beginning of the fall term 1950. Plans Prepared The proposed building, plans for which have already been drawn up. will be a red brick veneer, similar to the present school building, and will have a seating capacity of about 400. The Armorel school has for the past several years been forced lo use Ihe study hall for an auditorium, In 1940 the school completed the erection of a gymnasium, and other but fore the lie, and before they were used, fire destroyed the entire lot of new Mr. Nichols said that building would require the new $63.000 bond issue and tlr- board of directors. headed by E. L. Hale, president. and Arthur Vance, secretary. hns asked the approval of a 29- mill lax, 14 mills of which will be used to retire the bonds. It Is expected to be retired within 20 years If approved. To ImprOTe Negro School Other improvement plans call for the redecoratlon of the Negro school was recently joined to In Armorel District under the rco i?anlzation act that dissolved srhw of an enumeration less than 350. Mr. Nichols said that the dire tors also had plans fur the ercctlc of a new vocational agricuiiu building, hut they would not la shape until (he present propos< building was completed. The budget for the district ca further for $31.000 for instruction. $7,000 for operation of buildings, $1,600 for maintenance of plant and equipment, $10,000 for transportation: $800 for general control and HOLDS RKNT I,A\V INVALID— idBc Elwyn H. Shaw (above) of 3hlcauo, declared the entire 1949 tent Control Act unconbtituUona Kcnu.se of n clause permitting stnlci. nd other divisions to end It in their territories by locnl option. The Fedral District Judge held this provi- lon was an unlawful delegation by 'engross of its powers to other gov- rnment agencies. (A PWirephoto). Evidently referring lo the sugges- :lon of Senator Vandcnberg (R- Mlch) that, only an Interim plan •Mould be adopted now, AcMeson said It is a good Idea to have an Interim program. But he declared that Is exactly what the administration has posed. pro- Charges Filed » Burglary of ttowah Store Information charging Jack Barg, Martin Lane and Harry Smith, all of Chicago, with burglary and grand larceny and the possession of burglary lools, was filed 'tn Olrcuit Court In Osceola mis morning, according to Prosecuting attorney H. ^. Partlow. The information was filed In the Circuit Clerk's ollice in Osceola .his morning by Deputy Prosceut- ng Attorney Myron T. Nallllng, Mr. Partlow said. 'Hie three men will be tried nt Ihe October term ot Circuit 2ourl. Lane and Smith arc being held In the county Jail here and Barg is In Jail nt Osceola following their arrcsls Monday night when they walked into a police trap at Sut- .on's Tourist Court, in Osceola. The Jiree men were wanted in connection with the $3.600 sale robbery at the Bob Wilrnoulh Grocery in Etowah June 20. Mr. Partlow staled that Information charging Thomas Kersey Marrow, of Manila .and his wile Opal Lee Marrow, with burglary and grand larceny, was- filed with Circuit Court in Ojceola July 22. the day after Ihelr return here from Salinns, Calll., where they were arrested. The Manila couple Is said by officers to have taken part in the Ktowah robbery. The evidence of which Acheson spoke will be prose-nlcd to Congress beginning with his appearance before the House foreign affairs coin- mittco lomon'ow. Discussing Hint appearance, the secretary refused (o answer illr- **ctly a reporter's Innuiry as to whether lh c United States BOV- erimient Ins Information "that the Hiissians are actively preparing for war." Acheson said that was what he called one of those loaded numbers. If lie replied yes, the reporters would make a lot out of that, he said. n nd if he replied no. they would make a lot out of that; so his decision was to make no comment nt all In direct response. He did say that oil Information the department hlis on tbe Russian Itimlion will be placed at the dia- >osnl of Congress, nut he declared emphatically that It will not contain nny hush-hush or frightening stuff. ' Acheson said he has seen stories a the effect that State Department some secret Information or ;rea(, secret report which It plans o use in support of the arms pro- losal. He declared that Is not the case at all; rather he said administration officials have collected all the icrtlncnt Information bearing on .he question of assistance to other free nations and all this Information will be presented to Congress. Kears War Scare A reiwrter then asked Acheson "Is it not a fact that the department has information pertaining to Russia's armed forces which is not nt this t'me public property or" has never been disclosed?" Acheson said he certainly hopej that of course it Is. He added laughing that this government also has information about Britain, French and other national armed forces which has never teen made public. Another reporter asked: "Do we have Information now that Russians are actively pcrpar- ing for war?" Acheson declined to give a direct response. Achcson's appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee tomorrow will be In support of President Truman's call for what he described as "urgently needed" weapons for Atlantic pact signers. Reception of this proposal there appeared likely to be somewhat less hostile than by the combined membership of the Senate's Foreign Relations and Armed Services Coc- mltlces. Early checks indicated a substantial majority of thnt group of 2G senators will oppose the SI 450000.000 program. Most of them ap- Polio Cases on Decline But Total Stands at 488 LITTLK ROCK. July 27—(,1'j— Arkansas' polio outbreak apparently has lost some of its sting. The Arkansas Health Dcpartmcn today said in now cases were re ported In tfic .state during the 25- hoiir period ended this morning This brings to 488 the number o persons touched by the disease since Jan. 1. A Mx/Kcsmnn for the department said the number of new cases admitted to Little Rock hospitals lo- day was far below those reported 'luring Ihe month of June and the first week of this month. He said the department hopes the disease is on the decline, but added that now cases can be expected until fall. "flic department said Little Rock hospitals, where most of Uie polio patients are being trealed. relcasi\1 eight persons from Isolallon wards yesterday, a record number of cases for nny one day. On the other hand additional supplies lor u.sc by hospitals In caring for polio patients was flown here yesterday from Charlotte, N. U Laney May Be Candidate For U.S. Senate in J950 MEMPHIS, July 27— u>>— Former Governor Ben Lancy Lsn't ready to be counter! out of Arkansas politics. The Memphis commercial Appeal. In a dispatch from I.lltlo Rock. niiotctl Laney as saying yesterday that in the ptist he had considered running for the Senate and recently had been approached about seeking the post of Sen. J.W. Fulbrlght next summer. Laney sold he had not analyzed Fiilbrighfs strength. But. he said, " parcntly will Insist upon much less expensive. stop- B ap program until the projected North Atlantic council can set up a committee to map over-all defense of non-Communist, areas In Europe. Senators Byrd (D-Val and nridgc.s IR-NHi Joined Ihe ranks of those opposing (lie President's proposal. Both are members of the Armed Services Committee and both voted lor ratillcatlon of the Atlantic pact. Asks Trio Miirh Power Bridges called the President's re- miest for authority to send arms nnj-whcro he clr-eni* nrcessarv a 'blank check demand." "This program has not been thoiiuhl out from a defense slaild- pnint and It is In direct violation of the Atlantic pact, which envisions a mutual defense plan," Bridges told a reporter. nyrd said merely that he Is against the proposal and will plan his opposition when the committees are told more about It in closed hearings. Rvcn in advance of the detailed outlining of the program, congres- .•ilinal pressure was beginning to Pile up against Secretary Acheson to whittle down his request. Senator Vanticnberg (R-Mich), *ho wants stop-gap military aid said he had told the State Department 'the facts of life"—that it can't Bet a 51,450.000,000 request through this Congress. Senator Dulles (R-NY) came away from an hour's talk with Ach- c.son unshaken tn his view that only a token arms aid program ought to be started now. He wouldn't comment on Achcson's reaclion. Youth, Teaching Cousin To Drive, Suffers Injury Henry Battle. M. of Osceola received a deep cut across his face yesterday when his efforts to teach his cousin to drive his jeep ended with the jeep nosing Into a ocean The cousin, parently got Barbara Gable, ap- the accelerator and ii- "If I 'race." . , run, It won't be a halfway the brake confused, and rather than stopping the jeep dived into a tree. She was uninjured. The accident occured about 6 p.m. I yesterday.

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page