The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 2, 1949
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1949 BLYTHEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Truman Reports On Greek Strife Guerrilla Forces , Making Headway ' Against Commies WASH1NGTIN, Aug. 2. fAP) — President Truman told Congress yesterday (hat lhe Greek government, with American help. Is making "solid progress" toward winning its civil war with the Communists, Me attributed this to Improved Greek leadership, accumulating U.S. military supplies, months of training of Greek soldiers, and "determination, decisiveness and aggressiveness" In the orders of the Greek Hi£h Command. Despite the reported progress mll- itaryily and in the Greek economy, (he president declared that guerrilla Worces are still strong. He said they * are still receiving help from Albania and Bulgaria and lhat the Greek, government remains "entirely dependent" on the United States for weapons to prosecute Hie war The chief executive in a report to Congress covering the first quarter of this year said that on March 31 the strength of the guerrilla forces was estimate dnt 19,830 compared, with 26,000 a year earlier He estimated Greek guerrilla losses for (he total period of the civil war from June, 1946 to Mavch, 1949 a t 10.028, killed, surrendered or captured and exclusive of wounded. There were no reports on the wounded In the same space of time the Greek army was shown to have suffered lasses of 31.934 killed, wounded or missing. ».**'}A'T^V* 1 •*$•'/ H "*"'"?' '""" Slayer, Condemned to Die, Is Baptized in Creek COLUMBIA, Tenn.. Aug. 2. (AP) —A 44-year-old former steehvork- er. condemned to die in the electric chair, was baptized in nearby Bear Creek Sunday while about 2,000 persons watched In silence. "No matter what happens," said lanky Arthur L. Bass, "I am going to serve Gcd until the end." Bass, considered a model prisoner, wore no. manacles during the baptismal services into the Assembly of God fallh. The officers who escorted him to the creek stood with the crowd while the rite was performed. Bass was sentenced to die for slaying hla cousin, Ranier L. Bass, in a card game argument April 12. TIME OUT—Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder lakes lime out from his financial discussions with Egyptian leaders to take in l camel ride during a sight-seeing tour near Cairo. The secretary is on a business trip through Europe and the Near East. AttleeReported III with Chill at Country Estate LONDON, Aug. 2— tlP>— Prime Minister Attlee has fallen 111, becoming Ihe third of Britain's "bog four" leaders to go on the sick list n lime of a national crisis. "Mr. Altlee is ill at Chequers with * cnlll," said a spokesman at No. 10 Downing Street, the prime minister's official residence. Chequers, south of London, is the country home of Ihe prime minister. The British Press Association said Attlee. 66. had been bonfnst since be went to the country home after delivering a labov partv election campaign speech In London Saturday. HP Is reported, however, to have kept in close tcnich with governmental affairs here. In addition to his regular duties Attlee has been supervising the foreign office and the Irensurv reccnt- Iv He took them over when for- eien minister FTrnesl Bnvin and Chancellor of tile Exchequer sir Sijfiord Cripps went to continental Europe for medical attention and rest Onlv Herbert Morrison. rlcmitv primp minister and fourth rnnklna member of the Irtb^r ^ovonuupnt cabinet, remnins fit for dutv. Morrison himself was hospitalized a vcar ago for a blood clot In on? Ire. 'Highbrows', too. Show Interest in Burlesque, College Professor Finds NEW YORK, Aug. 2—OP)—After 14 years of research, a city collet'-? professor is convinced that "interest in burlesque is not confined to' so called lowbrows." Stuyvesant Van Veen, associate professor of art, said yesterday that in Washington he found "manv senators, government officials and even supreme court justices to be regular burlesque-goers." Van Veen said he plans a book on his study of the "sccilogical values" of burlesque. He has interviewed burlesque queens, comedians, chrous girls, stage managers and musicians. Van Veen, a mural painter, began his study of burlesque in 1935 wl -f he was commissioned by a magazhu to do a series of oil painting of burlesque performers. Postal Inspector Dies LITTLE HOCK, A\lg •>-!/!>>— James Lee Myers, Sr., 63, retired postal inspector, died at his home here yesterday. He had been an inspector in Arkansas and Missouri 30 years. ', PROBE WITNESS - Joseph Curran, president of the CIO National Maritime Union, is scheduled to testify in a closed hearing before the House Un- American Activities Committee in an Investigation of Ihe Hawaiian dock slrike. Cornmiltee investigators said they are looking into the strike lo find out whether U fils into a plan laid down in Moscow to seize worldwide control of shipping. Blair Think* Democrats Will Carry Missouri WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. (AP)~ U. Gov James T. Blair of Missouri said after « White House CHll yesterday thai he thiniu the Democrats will carry Missouri again next year. Blair told reporters It Is "too early" lo say whether he may seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate. He said he paid a "social call" on Pro-sWent Truman au<l that they talked about old times in Missouri. He said they had a "general discussion" about developments in the stale. Chines* Reds Celebrate Army's 22nd Anniversary SHANGHAI. Aug. 2—lff>>—Com tnuntsts yesterday cclcbrnteri the 22nd anniversary of the cstabtish- nent of a Chinese Red nrmy. Pro-communist Chinese newspapers said the army had tirown from 20.000 men lo 4, rf H),000. Mayor Chen Yi of Shanghai predicted that within "one more year China will i>e completely liberated, then the enemy blockade will end automatically." AP&L to Construe* Line From Lepanto to Marie LITLE ROCK. Aug. 2 (API—The Public service Commission yesterday granted the Arkansas Power and Licht Co. permission to construct a 145 mile transmission line from Lc- nanto to near Marie, in Poinsett and MissifS'Oni Counties. The line will cost $57.500 Nation's TB Death Rate Shows Decline in 1948 NEW YORK. Aug. 2—M')—T h e tuberculosis death rate in the Un- iled Stales last year was 11 per cent under 1947. the sharpest decrease in llils country in one year since 1D21, the National Tuberculosis Association reported Sunday. The death rate last year vaj 29.8 in 100.000 population, as com pared with 33.5 in 1947, according lo provisional figures made public, by Dr. .lames E. Perkins, managing director of the association. OK fX"FVlllT|!K».x T(V!KT1FKR WITir TAX LEVY FOR I'lSr.M. VF.AR HI-GINNING JULY 1. 19W. TO AXI> INCLUDING JUNE 39. 1951 The Board of Directors of Dc.ll School District No. 23 of Mississippi County. Arkansas. In compliance wilh the i-CQulromenU of Amendment No to lo Ihe Constitution of the State of Arkansas, adopted November 2. 1948, have prepared, approved, and hereb> make nubile the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rate as follows: General Control, $1200; Instruction. $53.000; Operation of school building, 18600; Maintenance of school plant and equipment, $2rxX>; Auxiliary Agenclti (Including transportation', WOOD; rix»dOh»r»- u (Insurance), WOO; Debt Service, $13,000; Capital outlay, $1000. To provide for the foregoing proposed budget of expenditures the Board of Directors proposes a tax levy of 28 mills. This tax levy Includes the present continuing levy for the retirement of present Indebtedness. 15 mills of Ihe above proposed lax levy of 28 milk Ls for a proposed bond issue of $25,000, estimated lo run 3 years, for the purpose of eroding and equipping new school buildings and making Improvements and acidulous lo present school buildings and refunding outstanding bonds, which will con-stllute a continuing annual levy until Ihe principal of an Interest on the bonds are paid in full. Given this 21 day of July, 1043. Board of Directors, Dt-ll School District No. 23 of Mississippi County, Arkansas M. R. Griffin. President and R. B. Crawford. Secretary WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Clikka- mba IHstrlcl, Mississippi Counly, Arkansas. J. D Long, Ptf. vs- No. 10, WO Joelta Long, DIt. The defendant., Joctla lyjng. Is hereby warned to appear within thirty clays In the court named in the caption liercoi and answer the complaint of the plamlill. J. D Long. Dated till-: IB flay of July, 1949. Harvey Morris, Clerk By Pat Morion, D. O. f. O. Douglas, ally, for pill. O. r. Cooper, atty. ad lilem. 7|1», K-tl, I DREIFUS First Aid To Sore Eyes-Lavoptik btop iilti« tocai eye ironbtes ttelor ttu-y g«t bltf UAB soothing pleasan Lavoptllc ^J years «ucce*s Promp rrnef lor sore inflntned. Itehltiji. burn my wyes or money refunded AIM sooiheR uramihueti eyelids Praised b; IhniiMtndfl Uel Lav opt Ik inrtRy tEyu cup Included t At all dniHBlsls CREDIT Helps you to Give her this DIAMOND RING »l 00 A WEfX Magnificent soTitair*. Blazing, beautiful diamond, cut lo reveal its true beauty , * , i*l in a smartly carved, 14k y«|- 'Idw gold mounting. Open An Account D B EIFI S \\et( llreifm .. . :nt;\mi \i\i\ M "»» w HUNO. Kiinnuu IN »• UMW Welfare FundDrops $74,000,000 in One Year WASHINGTON, Aug. J. fAPl — The United Mine Workers' welfare fund paid .out nearly $14.000.000 more than it toolc in last year, lawmakers were told yesterday.. Miss Josephine Roche, fund director, told the Senate Banking j Committee that collections for the fiscal year ended June 30 amounted to £90.801,905. This compares witli benefit payments of »10«,880.785. But she noted that the fund still l« approximately $29,000,000 in the black. Coal operators now pay a royalty of 20 cents a ton to the fund. The UMW makes no contribution. Open Bolls are Reported By Craighead Farmers \ JONESBORO. Aug. 2, f.-P)-—Craig- ' head County, looking for its first ' IQO.OOO-bale cotton crop In history, may come up with its initial bale : at the earliest date In history. Two farmers fror- the eastern district reported yesterday they Toiind open bolls in their fields near ' Monette Sunday. They predicted . the lirst bale would be in before August 20, very unusual for this section. Cotton experts in tt\e county are forecasting a crop of from 105.000 to 115,000 bales this year. The county ginned 93,000 bales for a record last year. AT PENNEY'S On Sale Tomorrow 9 A. M. OVER PAIRS OUR ENTIRE STOCK CHILDRENS SUMMER SHOES PAIR Another One Day Sell-Out! ! ! Watch thi* newspaper for many more "One Day Sell-out Specials" that only PENNEY'S could offer at such savings, FIRST QUALITY ALWAYS! NO IRREGULARS OR SECONDS. FOR TRUCK OWNERS Studebaker THE TRUCK THAT LED IS STILL AHEAD! HERE'S THE REPORT OF AUTOMOTIVE NEWS—ISSUE OF JULY 25, 1949. IN THE FIRST 5 MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, STUDEBAKER SHOWED THE GREATEST INCREASE IN TRUCK SALES OF ANY MANUFACTURER IN THE COUNTRY. AND, IN MEDIUM CLASS TRUCKS, SALES INCREASED "A PHENOMENAL 119 PER CENT," ALMOST 3 TIMES AS GREAT AN INCREASE AS ITS NEAREST COMPETITOR. And This Is What It Means to You When you plan to buy a truck, consider what's happening all over the country. 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