The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 29, 1949
Page 7
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, BLYTHEV1L1.K (AUK.) COUKIKK NKWS SKVEN Engineer Corps' Work Defended Smear Campaign Hit In Dispute Over Change of Control MEMPHIS, July M. <AP)—The President of the Mississippi Valley Association asserted yesterday thai a "well organized smear campaign" is under way to take river control ..from thp Corps ol Engineers. ^•'Lachlen MacCleay of St. Louis took the floor at a meeting of the Mississippi River Commission and navigat'on interests to denounce wha^ lie called the efforts "of totally Incompetent politicians" to iiike over river work. "A transfer of the work from the capable hands it i.s nnw in wouh be a national disaster." he said "Something must be done to head off this smear campaign being im plemented in Washington by i iT-iMip that would set up regloiw authorities In every river basin li tlir United States." Brig. Gen. P. A. Ferinsa. presi dent of the commission, called th meeting to Iron out matters betwec thfc district engineers and the in tet-sts that use the river. He asked the river operators t "sound off" about anything they thought might enable them to use the river more economically Only a few offered suggestions. L. L. Sorrels .superintendent of transportation for federal barge lines, St. Louis, proposed that the engineers set up daily broadcasts of channel conditions. Feringa called this a good irtea. The engineers now issue navigation bulletins once a week low water and once every weeks during high water. 3 Shootings Up State's Death Toll for Week Hat Boyle's Column— Health and Happiness, Not Wealth Is Termed Key to Successful Living By The Associated frrm Three persons were shot to death i Arkansas yesterday bringing to 14 the week's toll by accident and •iolence. Darwin Taylor of the Silver Hill Community near Marshall was slain at his home. Sheriff Doyle Smith said Mrs. Taylor told him she fired on her husband after he attacked ler with a knife. She was treated 'or knife wounds at a Marshall hospital. No charge was filed. J.R. Fraser, 61. a farmer, was found dead at his home near Monette. There was a bullel wound in his right temple. Although Fraser's right hand clutched a pistol, officers continued an investigation. They said he was known to carry considerable sums of money, and on his person they found only 20 cents. Walter c, Hardin, 57-year-old bachelor, was found shot to death at his home at Mountainburg, Ark. Crawford County Coroner Daisy Ocker Enid the wound was self- inflicted. Drownings, homicides, suicides and traffic and industrial accidents accounted for 11 other deaths in Arkansas since last Sunday. three Two Men Are Killed Light Plane Crash KANSAS CITY. July 29. r#) — Two men were killed early today In the crash of a private airplane about three miles south of Grandview, Mo. The Civil Aeronautics Administration Identified the two as Joe Vogel and Morris decker. The CAA did not have of the men. the home addresses The plane, a Hucombe. was owned by the Standard Flying Service of Kansas City. The sheriff's office reported the plane took off from the Kansas City Municipal Airport at 11:15 p.m. yesterday nnd was reported missing early today. A search plane dispatched by the sheriff's air patrol sighted the wreckage this morning. Pemiscot, Mo., Legion Elects Officers for 1950 Carl. R. Williams of Caruthers ville has been re-elected commander of the Pemiscot County. Mo.. Post of the American Legion. He was appointed to the office earlier this 1 year when Fred T -. Henley resigned as commander. Officers elected this week will be inducted August 22 following the state convention, which is to be held in St. Louis. A post membership drive I.s sohedpleri to get under way in September. Other officers elected to serve with Mr. Williams include: Willard P. Russell of Hayti Denver Flke of Carnthersvllle. Jack Dowdy of Steele, James Pullman of Braggadocio, S. Walker of Wardei: and A. R. Beckman of Cooler all as vice commanders; Van L. Johnson, finance officer; the Rev. Floyd V, Brower chaplain; James T Ahern, historian; M. J. Carecor service officer: and R. B. Culver sergeant-al-nrtns. The post adjutant is to be appointed by the post commander. By Hal Boyle NEW YORK CAP)—People sometimes say: "The only way you can get in the newspapers Is to hold up a drugstore or elope with a movie star." So today I'd like to tell yon the story of a simple heart—the story of "Mrs. Van." She Is a fine old lady who never robed a bank or ran against Harry Truman for president, ''Bui I've had a wonderful life," she said. It might not seem so to some people, but it doe.s to her. She has a long Dutch name, but she is shy and asked me not to use tt. So I'll Jusl call her "Mi's. Van" —as everybody does. Mrs Van \s a practical nurse She is while-haired and 63, hut her skin Ls as fair as milk. [ got to know tier when she came to stay with a young? neighbor couple ejecting their second child. She would only accept- $10 a week. When the baby came, the young mother said; 'Do you '/.now svtvat Mrs Van did with half ol her first week's pay? She hou?h t me flowers." Monev doesn't mean much anymore to Mr.s. Van. But belnR helpful does Disapproves of Moderns She likes the younger geneialior: —and disapproves of it. •'I don't think they can face life as we. did," she said. "They don'f have discipline, If I Had lived a; young eirls do today I would neve: have been able to confront tin problems I met with in my married life—no. never." Mr-s Van was born In Holland r«n< married a carpenter at 21. The; had five children when he came tc the United State.* to found e nev. lome here It was just at the Urn America entered the first world war and '">r two years he couldn't seru' money back to his family. "I had to move into an aboudoned schoolhouse," said Mrs Van. "We hari no breakfast, and the children took a carrot or a turnip to school. For lunch we had potatoes, and I saved the peelings and cooked them for supper. 'The neighbors fell sorry for us, but I was happy. We were rill to- gether—tlie children and 1—and we wnre healthy." After the war she and Hie chil- ren came over, and the family ettled in Pennsylvania. Mrs, Van | art twins at the age of 39. and one j ied. Later her husband lost ills innd He spent five years In a nental institution before his death, nd Mrs. Vai\ had to support the amily Kmjlhasis on Kaith "I didn't know the lancuasc wi'll." he said "So I had to work as a crubw^man and do w.isliiu^ Then studied the langtincc will) the •hlldren and T became n practical mrse. But I never was In want of i Job." '•Now the children don't want me .o work. They say I worked ill my .ife for them, and now I should rest. But I like to help where I can." She has a serene faith that nuv- • faltered In her long years of trouble. 'You just have lo nave conrosp nno responsibility." she said. "With"UT courage there Is nothing " Mrs. Van has no desire to revisit Here if you work you cm have thr same filings as the rich num." she said. "You can't over there. You don't even buy your i-rocerlcM Poor Britain Is Down 7*o Last 54 Millionaires LONDON, July 29 (AP>—Britain Ls down to Us last 54 milUonalies, the government reported today. The Inland Revenue Commissioners consider a man a million- alie if I.e luus wn pumUal income ol 100,000 pounds ($400,000) or more. Their report for the year ended March 31 shoved a decline ol two in this cliuv compared with the 56 of the preceding 12 months. Only 70 people in Britain were left with a net income of more ihan SG.OCO pounds ($24,000) for the vear, after paying taxes. -.'. the same store." She Ls sturdily indifferent to the resell^ plight of the world, •I beiieve the Lord. \v!U have to come and settle It," saki Mrs. Van. •And Hie way the world is going, 1 aon't think it will be long. "There Ls an nwml tribulation coming, nut It won't p,ct me. The Lord will come and take me away Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III., July ;9— (H'i— (USDAJ — Hoes 6500; weights 130 lo.s ut> steady to 25 lower; some tfVer '210 Ibs 50 lower;; lighter weights 25 to 50 lo'.vcr; sows steady to 50 lower; mostly weak to 25 lower; Rood and choice 200-250 Ibs 2250-15; to]) 23,00 for several loads; 180-100 Ibs 2^.00-50; 260-200 Ibs 20.50-22.25; 140-110 ibs 20.00-21.50; 100-130 Ibs 18.00-10.50; Rood cows 400 Ibs down 17,25-18.1;>; heavier weights 13.75-1700; few clown to 13.50; stags n.00-13.50. Cattle 750; calves 150; only odrt lots light weight heifers and butcher yearlings; these mostly common and medium from 18.00-33CO; odd henct of good cows 10,00.511; common and medium 14 15-15.50: canners ant! cutters 1050-M.OO. Danish Royal Yacht Nearly Hit by Mine COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 20 —Wi—Copenhagen newspapers reported todny a floating mine nearly hit. Hie Danish royal yacht eanying KinE Frellerik and Queen m!i'id. The papers said the crew of the Bus Crash Kills 17 PARIS. July 20, CAP) — A bus plungert \\-t\Q a v.iYine near Fez, in French Morocco. kiULng 17 persons and injuring 23, the French News lirsl. He will take care of his own," Agency reported Uxla RENT A CAR Drlvr Anywhere Vou Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 Royal yacht, the "D»nnebro»," sighted the mint in the AUlmlc floating directly In their path Crewmen exploded the mine. Identified as a derelict left over (ro* World War 1, with rifle [Ire. They royal couple, returning from a vhit lo (he Faroe Island* w«rt i asleep at the time. I'm Free Of Washday Worries! WITH NU-WA'S ROUGH DRY BUNDLE 10' "Just Flalwork Finished Wearing Apparel Starched Shirts Finished I2c extra Pants Finished 20c extra. TELEPHONE 4474 Nu-Wa Laundry-Cleaners Six Service Trucks We Give Eagle Stamp* CHEVROLET Cotton Be/t May Remodel Shops at Pine Bluff PINE BLUFF, Ark.. July 29. (IP) — The president of the St. Louts Southwestern ( Cotton Belt) Railway says he expects directors to authorize a $1*26,000 remodeling project for the line's shops here. Col. F. W. Green made the statement here yesterday during a celebration observing the road's 66th i anniversary. Existing buildings would be remodeled and additional machinery purchased for the Diesel repair shops. The only Iron available to un- dent man wns that which he would find In meteorites. SKY ADVANCE-DESIGN TRUCKS DRIVE-IN THEATER RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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