The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 19, 1947
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Sir. / s - Camera'Highlights of Arkansas Jaycee Convention 'ard Winner Explains Resources Map Alabama Governor Welcomed Program Plans Discussed Camera .highlights of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce sessions here with the Blythe- villc Jaycecs as hosts find Otho Stimfickl, director ot • the National Jaycees and Marrof-tlie-Year award winner in Blytheville for his 1946 activities, showing an ArkansRs resources map to Clarence Higgins (loll), Fort Smith, also a national director, and Havre! Dunn, The' center photograph, whicji was made at tlic Municipal Airport, .sliow.s Mayor E. 15. Jackson (t)iini from left) greeting Alabama's Governor James K. Folsonr shortly after hi.s party had arrived by plane from Montgomery. Others in this photograph are: (left to right) C. G. t\KW and member of UK: Mitchell, Alnbuma'H director Jjtck.son, Governor Kol.soin; slide Jayijw! pvosidiMii.; Sulibii, adjiilniil ifcnenil Blytheville resident. hotel mnn- goveruor's slnt'l'; Juke ol' I'tiMic. Safety; Muyor J. Ben I'ofioy, Cros.HOtl, and Brig 1 . Gen. .lameii 3. of Alabama uiul a former In the photo at the right are: Bill Wyatt, Elyth<* villo chairman of the l!)4(j National Cotton Picking Contest,' and program chairman for the statp^. otvven- tion; Kobert Wheeler, Iljirmor), jwist state piogident,"; Mil 1 . Snow, 101 Dorado, Bccretary-treasuiei ot the state' organization, and Mr, 1'osey. V < • ' • Courier Newa Photos BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 24 BiythevlUe Dallj Newp Blytheville Courier Blytheville; Herald Mississippi Valley Leader KLYTHEVILLE,-. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, Al'RII- 10-17 -—•.-. K SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS A "- 1 Recovery Squads Still at Work in Expioswn Areas t , an 300 ^,7'< Tex., Apri •19. ~'{U.P.) —Recovery squad; equipped with gloves anc gas masks returned to the ruins of the Texas Citj waterfront today and the Reel Cross announced 580 identified dead had been counted since Wednesday'. 6 first explosion which bliat tercd this little port com muhity> ' ^ (Tabulation by the United Press including a detailed check will morgue attendants and a close watch on collection points,- showed that only :f3S bodies had been re ported in Texas City and surround Ing communities.) * Tlic Ked Cross .said 330 injurei still were in hospitals throughou the c^ilveston Bay area. The count of identified dead was prepared by Texas city olficials and Red Cross workers said, ttiere possibly w ere duplications and that the tally remained subject to re. vision. 1 .For the second successive day \ the recovery squads directed their ^ efforts at tlie ruins of the Mon- ft£ K santo Chemical company's huge Jii.tBonl where it was believed many additional victims would be found " ;ay lo add to the 57 bodies pickup there in the dock area Fri- rcsidcnl William Rand of Mon- lo said 449 persons were in the 3otton Carnival joodwillers Due n City Monday The Colton Cnrnival Gt/;uUvill Tour from Memphis v/il! ^rrivo in Jlytlieville by special bus Monday at 11:30 a.m. it was announced oday. -..,-... ,- •••' /The tours to various 1 cities in Ihc mid-South : are. >being sponsored. >>y ;hc Memphis Commercial Appeal for the" purpose of promoting Mobilization for Advancement of State Urged By Governor Laney in AddressWefore Jaycees With improvements to come this year and next, a foundation will have licdi laid upon which citizens ot the state can advance further along the way to "the ideal Hitim- tion in Arkansas" in the years ahead, Governor Ben Lancy waid in un address this afternoon before delegates attending: the state convention ol': ; tho Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce in Hotel Noble. In reviewing progress in the •> .•state - envornmbnt:.' during the past '• two years; •tJbvefhor "I*uiey urgcrt : < youns ,ne» and women-ol Ai-ka,»-. o '8an1zaUon|,. ' : iind'oLhcf'bu'slncss Interest toward the Cotton Carnival. sas to take a mor e active part m' to be held In Memphis next month, j that government. Accompanying the goodwill am- j '^But just a handful of people nUmi? bassadors to Blytheville will be Miss cannot carry forward the advance-' '"?,„.!„, IV-i'ii, Mary Jane Pirigeon, queen of the ment \ve all want and which we Osiris, one of Memphis' lar<$%s£ SB-, surely should achieve," the govcr- cret societies. \ nor -said. A welcome celebration for the' "To achieve its f ullsct potential visitors is being planned by Blythe- for the .benefit of its citizens," tic He presented statistics on various state government, services- which per 'conl above Ihc'* ,pre-war year. - The total state debt wa-: rf- duccil last year liy 528.4(10,00;), showed "splendid improvement alii leaving it now at $n7.500,inW. the line 1 ' over the! said. Ori the nlher .said, In: sijitrd, .situation existing Jan. i, 1045, when the cosh assets of the state vert: he took office. Increased (1.1,'00,000 lo n total (if Pointing out that Arkansas will *554no.(roo during this udminls- spcml -Ml.COD.COD annuallv for the tralion's past term «f office. next two years on education. Gov- Farm Prosperity Hold Key io U.S. General Welfare Mississippi County Planters Hfear C. of C. Expert on Economics "Never has there licen a time when the agricultural Industry was The per capital incoiilc hns grari- ville civic clubs to be held in front continued, "Arkansas i of the Anthony Building next lo (hi City Hall on Secnd Slree'.. be Two Men Killed In Train Wreck Fast Passenger Hits Closed Switch in III.; 20 Passengers Injured CHAMPAIGN, 111.. April 19. (UP, —Two men were killed and 20 injured today when an Illinois Central passenger train, the streamlined City of Miami, struck a closed r.witcfi and left the tracks. The dead were Charles Rcdus, 70. Ccnlralia, III, the conductOi-, and C. N. Woods, Chicago, a !>a;;(;ayc- man. State police said most of the injured were taken to and Mercy hospitals in Champaign. Vcrnc Burtis, who operates n"grain elevator near the scene, said onc man was pinned in (he wreckage. S. P. Lynch, general mannccr _|crnor Lancy said the state' Is ually Increased Irc-in $252 In 1910 "'spend I HE more on nubile education'to an estimated $075 In 1041), Gov:" f'- pmsrcss nntl. wit i all its, t j lftt . J^ of ct)l( , o ' u , cl . stat nll[1 cmor Lnllcv sftlrt . various elements teaming logctlur, 1J)C (o , a) cx|)cnc)jt ,, rt , pi nccs Ark!m . Industrial development during llic sas omotig the greiitesl percentage i last tfxn yeiur, included 941 new spenders of tax money for this installations, $70.183,1100 in caplt-il Investments, and 24,916 new Jobs ! must work for progress." I Per capila Income Gains Governor Laney emphasized that, purpose in the country, to him. the most wholesome signs j with $6,338 ROB spent last year of state improvement were *hc' on road maintenance, lie said the continuing advance of Arkansas' per espita income and (lie f.ucccas of (lie state's industrialization drive, in which he gave crcrl- II to the Resources and Development Commission, (he Economic Council ol the State Chamber of stote will continue spending about f6.000.0ro per year for this purpose. Tliis year will sec 130 miles of bituminous paving laid to round out lite $13,030,000 program of the past two years. Hc |X>intcd out that the yrcscnt construction cost is £0'J with payrolls totaling M2. 127.D50. While funds appropriated in 1Mb and 194G were Insuflicirnt for Ihc 'Rcsurccs and Development Commission, Governor l/incy slaied, lh« 1!!47 legislature iiranlrd the requested Increase nnd appropriated lo the commission SQ'l^.fiOO for 101748 ailtl $846,277 for 1048-40. the railroad, said at Chic,ir;o (hc train over an improperly adjusted switch, which caused the derailment. % Ar. off e said that 43 of the coinpa- employes had been identified bug the dead and that another were believed killed, their bodies ibably buried somewhere bcncalh huge pile of rubble which now kers the Monsanto plant loca- idn. Another 115 were hospitalized and 122 iinreportcd but believed safe. Ninety Monsanto workers escaped Injury, Rand said. As the (cams of cutters, welders, construction- crews, body hunters an t i medical assistants moved Into Ihc dock area again early Saturday Texas City iteelf slowly was regaining some semblance of normalcy. For the first time,since Tuesday people within the town's limits had been able to sleep undisturbed by the threat of additional explosions. The smoke of two dying oil lires j in the evening. still hung over the devastated area | Secretary of State George C. but authorities said the danger of, Marshall got a council agreement further blasts was believed past. A to consider the frontier and repa- skeleton crew of firelighters kept I rations issues at the second meeting. A final decision on completion or abandonment of the Austrian treaty at this meeting was believed to depend on Russia's stand on a. Yugoslav dc-mand for the Austrian province of Carmthi.i and $150.000,000 in reparalions from Austria. Marshall appeared to bs seeking on the crucial issues—a position lo determine the Soviet position which would have to be ma-.le known before plans for closing out Ihc conference. Austrian Issues Again Before Big 4 Ministers MOSCOW. April 19. (UP)—The Big Four gave priority today to reparations and territorial claims against Austria in a move which may show at once whether a treaty with Austria can be completed at th e Moscow conference. The Council of Foreign Ministcis argued ineffectively at a morning session devoted lo the Austrian Treaty. They were meeting again rther blasts was believed past. A [ to consider the frontier and repa- eleton crew of firefighters kept walch along the waterfront last night after the area had been sealed oft to all but a few rescue workers and guards. Opens Monday On West Main Formal opening of the "Waslicr- ctte'', an automatic, self-service laundry located at Main and Division will be held Monday, owners Gene E. Bradley and Thad W. Nicol, announced today. The new laundry j 3 ctiuiped wilh 20 Bcndix washing machines, each capable of handling nine jxnmds of laundry at on c time, and an entire week's wash can be done in 35 minutes. Mr. Bradley staled. Mr. Bradley added that patron? will be allowed to use as many machines as necessary to complete their laundry. Soap, bleaches 'ant bluing will be furnished by the laundry. Mrs. R. W. Becker has been named cashier and operator of tin concern. Phone Strike Appeal Sent To Truman Ma n-of-the-Yea r Dominated for 'aimer Award Ol.lio Stanficld. BlS'tlieville's Man- f-theYear award winner in Ihe oral Jaycccs' 1!)46 competition, to- ay was heing considered for imilur award on a. stale-'A'idc asis, it was discioscd. He was notninated recently, along ,-ith olher leaders in Junior Chamler of Commerce activity over the itate, consideration when the C 3., Palmer Distinguished Service Award i is made for the current -ear. The winner will be annou'.i- ccd tomorrow. The award is marie annually for service by Jaycees on a state-wide basis. Members of the ISlylhcvilli unit nominated -Mr. Stanfield at i recent meeting. He was onc of th ten honored by the National Jay cees last year. Hc was instrumental in havini the Arkansas rcsourrrs map ron slructed bv the Blytheville group and exhibited in Milwaukee dur hit: the national convention -wlier it won wide acclaim. Hc also was one of 11 Jaycee who completed all nKMcnmcnls giv en him by tlie national associa lion (hiring iri46. : at Calf Show fanned for Osceola Area Arrangements for the 4-if CJ'jb 'at Calif Show and Sale to be icld on tlie Court House lawn in Osceola Thursday have been coin- ilctecl. County Agent 1). V. M-doch if Osceola announced yesterday. Fifty Hereford, anyus and sho:'.- lorn steers are scheduled lo lie shown at the show and sale, h said. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy lo cloudy, scaltcred showers today and in East portion and South portions early, tonight; cooler tonight and Suiiday. , .._ _, „»«•« Blythcvilte WomanLcarn Sister's Home Destroyed In Texas City Explosions A Ulythevllle woman's brother more ImpnrtunL In Lhn other business niul to thu count : - y 11 whole, w whfiii there was » <k'Gpi*r appreciation of Ittls lucl by On: people Kcncrully, Lhtih at, prrs- ntit," DL-]OS L. Jnmc.s, nuinuyf;!' nf Laney Joins Alabami Notables in City lor the AKficulluroL DcpurlmonL of Uv ClinmliiT of Ccmnuerco of Lho United Slnlcs Lold flomn 30 fnrmois nmi InislnoM men of North t Mhsisslpp County ill u dlnncr-mcc'ttni; tit thcs Hustle Inn Inst nlnht. UMiiK ns his topic; "Tho Apjnnut- lurnl Situation nnd Its Rein I inn to IJnslnc&s nnd Industry," Mr. .fiunrh puintnd out Mi it I UKrlcnlliirc is Ihr Inrt'tiKL slnplo income of this ntiilon 'Die income; arxiulrcd from othin liKiustrlc.s ctcpRiuI:] Inruely mum I he Incoqic ncqulrccl from nKi'Jcii he .stnlntl, In Llic very near future m;i icul iro !s likely to IIR cnnf milled by fine very serious problems, hn oinlott out. One of these Is the ox- cnl oT demand for auvLciillunil iifj the post- war btiyhijt nbsldcs. Must Have ;i Murltct Oj\]y us it result of the oppor- imily lo 0 "f the .m'.pul. of ho fjinu factory at .snlhtnclory 1 1ces fi.ii d In a volume .surricl'Jiiu o insure an Income Hint wiM ncwor irotluclton costs and provide a prulil. vill It br possible for nctha ,o continue as an iinporlair, cus- :omer of other Itidustry, Mr. Jinn us Opening sessioiib of fniimess rrujgtirrgs^tn the state volition of the Arkansas Junior '*t/Upmbcr r of Commei now in its'second <'ity here, -got underway this morn ulthough attention was chiefly focused on the ariivblfi 11:J!0 n. m. of Gov. Ben Lancy, who spoke at a lunch curly this afternoon and met Gov Jnmcl E. Folsom' Alabama, who iKldrn.ssecj' the grouf^nt u dinner last nil —* Governor l^ahey, who 'arrlv from Little Rock was rr_, :j and Division streets by onilng throng of citizchs, city Iclals, civic leaders and J* lelcgatcs. •Tlic govcmoVS car Jolnei •aric, headed ^by the Bl Ugh School 'band. Which hc:group to the-Hotel Noble, venltori headquarters ;.whereof chief executive of Arkansas ." dressed Jaycccs ', Also arriving this rhornmj;{ John Ben Shepherd of Gladew He stilled l.lmlnnnlher Brunt pi'nh- ni that agriculture Is I'acint; is the labor siliijitlim. "Unlc.v; Ealjor will work mid permit the Typscswry lhtni:s lo lie made olilalnabb, Ifdwir wlll not tje a gnrjd cusloniL-v t.-> agriculture." hc staled. In stressing co-operation l>ctwec>n industry and agriculture, Mr. .Tames irild tlic group that the sooner then' is an understanding hetwecn mdiis- iry anct agriculture, Ihe sonncr these problems facing agriculture can be worked out. In a discussion on foreign trade, hr pointrd out Hint If It was not foi ihe world market, prices fnr oui farm cninmodlllc's would bn mucli Itnvrr than they are now. Fiii-rigr trade and iiuports and export* hel| kerp iaini produce at a stabb price lu^ added. lie explained Ihe plans that the U. .S, Chamber of Commerce Security Council GkaysGreekLosn LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.. April 19 (UP)—President Truman's stop Communism program emerged fron Its lirst big icol today with th decisive endorsement or the Unit cd Nations Security Council. The UN's peace-keeping ag .stamped its approval on the f-IGO.- 000,000 Greek-Turkish aid program last night In iinnilslakcable. if backward fashion. U voted not | made to aid the farmer. He told of Cost-of-Living Hit Peak March 15 Food Prices Drop Slightly in April, U. S. Agency Reports WASHINGTON, April 19. (UP) — Helall prices of cost-of-livlng Hems reached an nil-time high on Mareh lf>. the liurcnu of I^abor statistics reported today. A four per cent rise; In food prices between Feb. 15 nnd Marcli 15 was largely responsible for the new record,, HliS said. JUS figures showed, howevor that, food prices since have droppec slightly. A survey of It! funds li 12 cities •between March 15 and April 15 showed :i food .price de cline of about one-half' of one pe cent. The bureau pointed out Ihii fntjfl prices usually Increase during that ]>orlorl. The hurcaii reported that ovcr.-O retail prices were two per ccn higher on March 15 than on 15, 1940, when the previous wa s reached. Living ps.scnl.Inls wer 20 per cent higher than on March 15. IMS, and 58 per cent higher than in -August, 1039. Commodity prices, rents and essential services showed u composite Texas, a national Jaycee president Mr shepherd will | principal sjjjkcr at the conv at 1 oclocK iitfess meeting in lion or a new^ .e* Arkansas <Io Chamber .^'was nearly compU remained open'i by doub While the, til (i oeloctf showed lint its iicecptiiicc •Four Districts .Created * The now the state into four section!,] South and Iwo North ot the', BBS nivcr. It also makes; chances in election stlrnilmtj James Roy, Blytheville Jaycee ] Ident, v,a.s chairman of the CO-, liilion committee, nnd reported^ it. *- JL State President Ben Posej Jj Crossctl. appointed George".-""" or Pine Bluff chairman of a lullons committee this moniq To serve with Mr..Markis are j inereaed or al major groups of items used by moderate" iiiittcc will make Its report ess mccllng tomorrow Income families In large cities," the. burca usaid. "Food prices ad- Kavmoiid E Roberts, «Hh vnnced almost four per ccnl, after f'«tme Magazine the ^national having declined between mid-No- vcmber and mid-February." lor Chamber publication, hand for yesterday's, activities! mer an m-eruar. , Food prices in larec cities show- this mornings business meet 1 I In-law today wns repo rted s.ife af- WASHINGTON, April 19. <UP)— ter surviving the two-days of chain Striking telephone workers after White House and congrcs- Texas. explosions that ravaged Tex.i.i City, sional support today in Ihclr de- . Ite is Orin P. McCoy, who.-e wife is the sisler of Mrs. J. C. Ilogers, mands for .higher w from the ls lllc s ^ , , Xi, nmVrs- r"' Amrrlrar, TnlnnhrmJ £ TVI™™,!), 325 East Kentucky. Mr.V IlOBCI -, r,- American Telephone ft Telegraph /MHL-lLLilll AUIUiJn'jne « IClUglKlJIl -...-.- . ,„-,.:,.,. C »T| Co. and lt s Bell system subsidiaries, ccivcd a message this >™"»»« stat- As the nationwide telephone ",g ""l >« and ™*- Mc< ?°' ,™£ strike went into its 13th nay wi'.h safe and at Ihc home of filends still no" sign Tot""settlement, "tiie in Dickinson, Texas. National Federation of Telephone Mr. McCoy was an employ of which Workers (Ind.) sent a "resume' of the Monsanto Chemical Co., ' its demands to President Truman operated a $19.000.000 plan, m lha and members of CTmgross center of the explosion area. •We wont lo make *ic they un- Their homo, In a liousini aren del-stand '•«• poKtokJ; a spoVrs- "ear ihe chemical plant, was Uc- lor th« . ,' 4 V- '-'> 'jatd. lo Interfere in the Truman program. ' * ' It also volcd to keep a temporary UN border patrol along the borders of northern Greece ns rcr|ueslcd by the United Stales until It decides on a permanent solullon for the border strife there. The council handed tha United States Its major diplomatic victory by rejecting a Russian plan to strip the Truman pi'ORiinn o[ 'is military features and «ive the UN supervision of American t>ld to Greece. Adoption o[ tlvj proposal would have been In effe:! n .security council condemnation ot the President's nld plan. ed an increase of 3.0 per cent be twcen Feb. 15 and March 15. Fresh trails nnd vegetables and meals. each rose more than five per cent,' the bureau said, while fats and oils increased 8 per cent. t The. food price index for March ' 1 Three forums were conduct*! Sec v « ' «'| the agriculture committee thkl \vasjlK rcslcd at 189.5. taking Hie 1935-'A T and T .. set up by the chamber to aid Uie 39 average as 100. The March 15 Amcr Tobacco' farmer In solving his problems.' fiinire for food was onc per .cent Anaconda Copper He warned that unless the farm- ------ * _.._.. ers and business men of tha different localities work hand In hand toward solving the problems of tho agriculture Industry, the courtry is liable to he thrown Into chaos worse See rilOSrKIHTV on I'ace 8 higher than that of Nov. 15. 1946, Beth Steel and 2.4 per cent above the pro- Chrysler vlous peak of June, 1920. High of 70 Recorded A high of 70 degrees was recorded in Blylhevllle ns yesterday's high was 52 recorded as low last night, according to Robert E. Blaylock, ' official wenlher observer. | N. Y. Cotton April 19. (UP) NEW YORK, Close steady. . .open high low close Republic JStecl Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central .... ilnt Harvester .... North Am Aviation Mar. ".'..... 2P25 2142 2825 28K Radio May 3522 3.V6 2507 3560 Socony Vacuum . July 3323 3385 3305 33-H Studebsker . .. Ot 29f» 2935 2*»5- ST"? Standard of N J Dec' '.'..... 2S73 29:0 2860 2683 Packard Snnls closo MIS; up 37. >U S Steel 1

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