The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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PAGE FOURTEEN^ Sen. Vandenberg Okays Fund Cuts Senator Also Agrees To 5 Per Cent Slash In Funds for ERP WASHINGTON, May 3— iH't— Senator Vandenberg (n-Mlchl joined Senator Talt (R-Ohiol today In a drive lor a Jive per cent cut in government operating expenses Vandenberg said that It Uic slash Is applied across the board to appropriations bills as they come before the Senate, he will ash that fundi for t!>e European Recover) Program be cut in a like amount. Previously, the Michigan Senator! fought to prevent any slnsli In the {5.430.000.000 Marshall Plan authorization, although he said that wns only a ceiling under which the appropriations committees had a free hand to make reductions. 'I don't Know any business that couldn't make a 5 per cent cut in its housekeeping costs if it had to." Vandenberg said. "With expenditures going the rale they nre in the government. I'd like to see Uiat economy applied." How for the current economy drive may get is a question that will have to await action on all appropriation bills. The Senate is lust beginning to take them up. Senator Taft also talked over the situation with a reporter. He said he will ask the Senate Republican Policy Committee to decide tomorrow "what course the party ought to take In an effort to cut expenses to the point where it will not be necessary to raise new tuxes to avoid a deficit. BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COUBTER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY », 1949 Mayor Rescues Youthful Fisherman Camden Man Acquitted in Murder Case CAMDEN. Ark., May 3—(/T>|—J. 13 nobcrlson, Jr., of Camden, was acquitted of a charge of first degree murder last nlBht In llie Jan. 20 slaying of Mitchell J. Wierzblckl, 26, of Chicago. Defense Attorney J. B. Smead pleaded for exoneration on the ground Hint Robertson, father ol two, acted in "defense of his home." The Jury deliberated two hours ami J7 minutes before returning a verdict. Robertson. 28. the only defense witness, agreed with slate's witnesses that he had fired at Wter/.bicki as the latter was running. But, he said, he thought the Chicago man was armed" find would fire at him. Robertson said he and another Cnmden man had found their wives with two strangers, one of them Wicixblcki. c Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111., M»y 3—W)—<U8DA>— Hogs 14,000; market steady to mostly 25 lower than Monday's average; bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 18.00-25; top 18.25, 250-300 Ibs 11.00-15: tew 18.00; 140-170 ibs i6.75-n.i5; loo-iso ibs 1400-16.25; bulk good K>W 400 Ibsi down 15.25-16.25: few 16.50; over 400 Ibs 13.25-1S.OO; stags 11.0013.50. Cattle 3,800; calves 2,000; early sUer trade slow; few deals about steady at 23.00-24.50, the latter price for medium weights well up In good grade; heifers and mixed year- ling opening st«dy; food 2300-2450; common »nd medium 2000-22.50; opening trade on cowi steady but general undertone euj on these along with stws and heifers; common and medium Met cows n.00-19.00; odd head good U. 20.00. canners and cutters 14.00- le.so. "Savor Stuan A 7Tan >l U-nnTSass., taking lime cut from trout htmtlns on the npcnlng day of the flshlng'season. hauls 15-vcn,-old Chaster Berg Into his boat on Sluice Pond ai-er Berg's canoe capsized. At left is William Short, wlu ...so was rescued. Philip l/Espcrancc. president of the- Lynn ttar. and Game Asso- claiion, lends a hand. (AP Wncphi.io.) Obituaries Clarence E. Wiggins, Veteran Builder, Dies Clarence Ernest (Cap) Wiggins, 75, died at his home at 512 North 10th Street at 5 a.m. today. Funeral services are incomplete, but probably will be 'conducted at the Cobb Chapel by the Rev. Charles Mlllicaii, « nephew from Newport, and assisted by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blythevillc, Mr. Wiggins, a carpenter and contractor, had livcrl In Blythevillc since 1918 and hi Mississippi County, since 1910. He was born at Stewartsville, Ind. He came to Biytlie- ville from Wilson. Survivors include his wife. Mrs- Ethel Wiggins; three sons. Paul Wiggins, ot Blythcville; Jessie WiR- gins of St. Louis, Mo., and Vcrnon Wiggins of Douglas, Ga.; a daughter Mrs. Merle Millican of Newport; a brother, W. b. Wiggins of Ini'le- •jvood, Calif., and a sister. Mrs, Minnie Drake of Aberdeen, Wash. Pulitzer Prize Winners for 1948 Selected NEW YOFiK, May 3 M'| — Plllllzcr Prizes have been awarded to "Death of n Salesman," the smash Broadway hit. nnrt to "Guard of Honor," a novel about a wartime air Forcn general. The writers were named yesterday by the trustees of Columbia U ii I v c r s 11 y—45-yenr-ol(i Jnincs Gould Co-wens as the oulstnnding novelist of 1948 and Arthur Miller. 33. ns the outstanding dramatist. Robert E. Sherwood received aft mi-arc) for Ills intimate biography, "Roosevelt and Hopkins." The Pulitzer coiiiiii'ttce decided that, the Nebraska State Journal of Lincoln, Neb,, rendered the "most disinterested and meritorious service" among the nation's newspapers. The Journal was honored for promoting a presidential preference primary. A New York Sun scries by Malcolm Johnson on waterfront crime was adjudged the year's outstanding example "f local reporting ,by a newspaperman. These awards, and others for outstanding work in the fields of {Journalism, letters und music, were made by the Columbia trustees on recommendation of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Journalism. 9 lane Carries Peak Trans-Atlantic Load ' Fire Damage Confined To Roast in an Oven MOBILE, Ala.. May 3. MY-Tlie largest passenger load ever to My the Atlantic was on it* way to England today In u giant Glojeiniusler. Seventy-five Air Force men and H crew of 12 were aboard the C-14. which had been in use feeding supplies to the Berlin airport. They took off liist night from the Brookley Air Force Base here. The passengers «re replacement Air Force men on their way to overseas stations. Personnel being rotated back to the United States will make up a similar load on the return trip. Twenty-five hems (lying lime will be consumed on the trip. Stops were scheduled in Bermuda and Azores. Mrinhm of the Blythevillc fire dcpinlmcut received a call to ihe home ot Mrs. E. J. Hcatui. 211 Eusl Kentucky Street, lust night wh"rc' they found the home filled with smoke but rould not locate a lire— that is, until they looked into the kitchen stove. In the oven they found 3. roust binning. The roast was a total lo.ss. had gone home, pile Chief Paul Heath said damage was estimated at $15,001). No one was injured. The theater closed at 9:30 p.m. The alarm was received by firemen at 10 o'clock. Within 30 minutes Heath said, the building was consumed. Family Prayer Service Schedule is Announced Family prayer service, being sponsored tliis week by the First Baptist Church, are to be conducted at 8 p.m. tonight lit the following homes- Mrs. King LiiPerncy. 110 West Kentucky, residents from Second Street to Walker Park; V. 13. Overman, 50(i North Fifth Street; Ben T. Mays, 1020 Hearn, lor residents north of Chickasawbu from High School to Cemetery Road; Mrs. H, L. Chambers. 900 West Walnut I for those from Broadway to Divis! ion on Walnut to Aslv, Mrs. Marion I Williams.lMli West Main for those ! West ot Division and South of Chickasiuvba; Marvin Razcr. 1116 Holly for those West of Cemetery Road and North of Chickasawba; and Henry Westbrook. 110 East Cherry for those in the Chapel Area. West Helena Theater Is Destroyed by Fire WEST HELENA, Ark., May 3 (/P) —The Star Theater here was destroyed by fire last night just 30 minutes after Ihe movie : udiencc CITY FUNDS Continued from Page 1 Into current and deferred items. The current items on the liability side ol the city's ledger were as of April 12, 531,946.88. which includes S14.000 Little Loss The sun and other stars arc able; to give off tremendous amounts of radiation year after year, with little indication of burning out, because of chnmical action comparable to the erection of atomic power. in notes executed in connection with playground site purchases. Deferred liabilities in the form of bonded debts include $51,000 on city hall bonds; 535,000 on city hospital bonds; and $22.000 on city pnrk bonds. To tins was added $12.10S unpaid on the parking meters purchased last year. General Fund An-.ily7.cil The auditors prepared a special breakdown of the city's general revenue fund which showed a cash balance of $400.06. An item of $10.491 in parking meter receipts was listed as unallocated, making the net figure for the general fund S10.981.9S. The auditors found $21.089.00 in tlie general fund, which at the time the financial analysis was rcquestcc was obligated to pay S2S.598.94 These obligations were itemized a: follows: payrolls April 1 through April 12, $4.055.04; accrued expenses covering the same period, $1,984.80. plus $4,870.61 In other accounts payable, and 51,688.43 In deposits by property owners for paving projects. The general fund liability figure also included two notes payable to Tom A. Little in 1950 in connection with the purchase of a playground site. One of the note for SI.two due January 1, 1950. und anotlirT for $13.000 is due on December 31 of the same year. Airport Fuml Checked A separate report on the municipal airport account listed cash of $41,626.52 in the bank with the following liabilities: accounts payable March 3], 1949, S2.934.-S4: payrolls. April 1 through 12. $1.213. and accrued expenses for (he same period. $1,200, which auditors reported was an estimate. These items amounted to $5.348.24 leaving a balance of $36,218.28 for maintenance and operations, and a building fund Item of $10,000. Mr. Lentl, In his letter of trans- inillal to the mayor, said that the auditors had "verified all known ns- sets and liabilities of the city with the exception of the various dc- pHrtmcnts' equipment, , show on the balance sheet us the original cost as shown on the hooks." GUARANTEED SERVICE ON • Kefrigerulors rlouschuld — Conimerx-iiil • • • • Air Hecondit iuning • \Yiishevs • Gas Engines We rick Up & Deliver ADAMS APPLIANCE CO., Inc. 206-208 W. Main I'liune 207 Traffic Fine Suspended E. M. Ilammett was fined S3 In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of overjrarkii)!; in a 10-min- utc parkins zone. The line was suspended. DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION ^ree Estimates S.vJ.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLOG. BLYTH EVI LLE ARK . • Wione, 3646and2515 See it! Drive it! PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Beat I'rices Kirby Drug Stores Save J» Time • Monc.\» Labor i Plant Sinkers ! ACID-DELINTED I Cotton Seed 1 L. K. ASHCRAFT CO. i OMGTI * Phone 4492 Even Better than it Looks \Vhcti MMI olismc its frc?!i ant! tfrrl nr« luMitTy, il titiplil MTIM milirlicvahlr > \0irn «r ^y ilial the 1910 I'ontiar i.< r\m Itrllor tlun it l.mU. Itul ;iflor you've cNHtnincit ils scores of nev> com for I ami <i«.ilil> fratni*-.- . . :if|cr you've r\|icricnrc(l us rrally exciting pcrformaiu'C . . • wr.'rr sure yni. Ion, uill agree thai in hasirgiMHlness, ii surjiassoi its tmn good looks! IT* lunl lo believe a car so low-pricct! roillil romhinr ihr llasliinp ^Irrkufs^ nf I'oiHiac'e new styling . . . the grnrious roinforl of Port tine's* nr\» Vision-Airr inlcriors . . . am! ihe nlmosl incredible road-rasing nrlion of Ponliac's fM'liwixc '"i'ravclin" Hide. Add to those tinupieallractioi)?, the "71112" . . . ilir mnooib- nrsa . . . tbe economy ant) pioi'ftl dependability of Poniiaf's famous ini|troxrd itraighl ciplil and t>\\ cylinder engine* . . . and ihr inalrlilrss dri\ iup cnjoyiucnl of GM Ilvdra-Malir (0^»/>firj;m e»irn cni;) and you've pal sometliing alrnnsl irrr- Thrrc's no lictlrr timr than now ... to sec il and lo plane your order. POMTlAC'StXCIUSIVENEW"TRAVIlUX 1 '«1D«i*ancxi>rnrm-r in com for I able i'a?r Miiitun.- aiiinn-: ntoli>r care — nchirvctl li\ rninbiniiij: l\mii;u-'*. nru (>Hler-l'oi.*rd -icalinii. softci -|irin^~. ^rnlT«- llr> IVnni sn~|trn"inn. nru ?(*3l<"d air|ilanr Mj.i- b^driiutU- silHU'k iiK-orlitTs uttd new li>«-pressure lirep' 126 So. Lilly St. <» (IClirr (Illir U1HI1 IIU« . • i i" avij ii aii\i >-i juni i; jvim "nn i . — • • • SMITH PONTIAC CO. Uie onW hasn't go«« u P inPlla ; cost - - • M* IB V " i-acticatty even tlu>ui?h i, \abov, fuel cost, move result of your «' somld comp-n, get," vou "ba^ce the bud- - a bargain', the budget today" .and you'll say, bargain to my ^^ Ark-Mo Power Co. WATER IS YOUR CHEAPEST COMMODITY Phone 4371 BlythevilleWater Co "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodit/'

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