The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1951 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 5, 1951
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PAGE TWO BI/VtHEVlU,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arkamas News Briefs— • 3 Are Killed Violently in State, Week's Toll Now Boosted to 7 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thr« persons died violently In Arkansas Tuesday, raising the toll for the first two days of this week to seven. A Heleni hardware merchant and city official dted In a fall from hts third-floor hospital room at Helena. He was Herbert E. Hickey, 66, chairman of the Helena Municipal Water Works .Commission and owner of R hardware store. Hickey had been admitted to the hospital Monday niRht. He dropped from the window of his private room about 3 p.m., and riled 45 minutes later. Hospital attendants said he had been suffering from a heart condition for several years. Before moving to Helena about 35 years ago, Hickey lived In Batesvllle. Parsgould and Marlanna. Gilbert Oant Jr., 27, of Memphis, drowned In a water reservoir »t West Memphis, D. A. Totty, manager of the planters Compress In West Memphis, said Oant was swimming In the reservoir, looking for a float which had come loose from the water gauge. The third Tuesday mishap was the drowning of Claude Franklin Stephenson, 30, of Pine Bluff in the Arkansas River. He fell from » dredge while working on the river. A 16-year-c!ri Salem, Ark., youth, Marx Henry Ferryman, was killed Monday when Ihe Inick In which he was riding overturned eight miles east of Salem on Slate Highway 9. Six other youths were Injured In the accident, Police Hunt Kidnapers of Taxi Driver TEXARKANA—Police today sought two men who kidnaped a Texarkana taxicnb driver. The driver, Boh Gross, told officers the men took over his cab at gunpoint here last night and forced him to accompany them to Hope. Ark.. 33 mites north of Texarknna. Gross said he escaped when a speeding fire truck forced the men to slow his automobile In Hope. State police last night set up road blocks In the vicinity of Hope. U.S. to Build Negro School In Arkansas LITTLE ROCK—The entire cost of a $305.200 Negro high school In Pine Bluff will be paid by the federal government, the Arkansas Department of Education tins announced. " Herschel Moore, director of the surplus property division, jnld yesterday the money will come from a federal fund allocated to aid schools near defems plants. He explained thai many Negroes had moved in to' work at the Pine Bluff arsenal. The school will provide the first high school fncilillco for Negroes In the Dollarway District. Fund Granted for Training State Nurses LITTLE ROCK—A grant of J59.678 for expanding Arkansas' educational program for practical nurses has been approved by the W. K. Kellogg foundation. Bt*t« Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds Jr., said yesterday »• money would be used to build two additional preparatory schools md to hlrt four Instructors for practical nurses who already are licensed. Magnolia Man Named to Historical Group LTTTLH,ROCK—Glen Marie] of Magnolia has been appointed taithe ArkaA««s'History Commission. ' '- ' ,. . . H« wu named yesterday by Governor McMath to succeed the lat« Mr*. Clan. B. Eno of Van Buren. I Jonesboro Printing Concern Incorporates LITTLE ROCK—Articles of incorporation for the H. O. Tnylor Co., a Jonesboro printing firm, were filed In the secretary of state's offlot here yesterday. Authorised capital was listed at «0,000. Incorporates are H. 0. and I,lnni« H. Taylor and Raymond Braden. Fleeing Burglars Leave Part of Loot Behind CARU THEKSVILLE, Sept. 5— Burglars broke Into two safes at the Midwest Dairy Products Company branch office 'here Monday night hut left part of their toot lying beside the second safe they opened. The thieves worked the combination of one of the safes and knocked the combination and door off the other. A cash box, containing part of Saturday afternoon's collections was left on top of an Ice cream cabinet by the burglars when they fled. Charles Hudson, office manager said. Toll Roads Increase NEW YORK (API—The American Society of Civil Engineers reports that by the end of 1S51 there will he 500 miles of toll auto roads .n the United States, Indochina comprise! French-sponsored stales. three TKAfFKIt G1RI, CARRIED FROM IVEf.l^-Marle Anne Payn«, two und one-half years old, Is carried up a ladder to safety by Lt. Ralph Slnlcy. Ncwberg, Ore., fireman, after lie dug the final 18 Inches of a tunnel to rench Marie from a shaft driven ilown beside a well where she was trapped. The tot was trapped more than four hours. (AP Wirephoto). Arkansas Hot Weather Puts Cotton, Soybeans "in Sweat' LITTLE ROCK, Sept. S. MV-Arkansas' hot. dry weather of the past wee* lias cotton and soybean farmers in a sweat. Mites McPeck, agricultural statistician, said yesterday thax the weather u causing colton bolls (a open prematurely- Soybeans are beginning to dry up because of the lack of sufliclent moisture, he added. McPeek said a general shower Is needed. Light and widely scattered showers have been of no help, he said. McPeek warned that unless the state gets some rain, there Is a possibility that both cotton and soybean production will not meet earlier optimistic predictions. Prospect* for the rice crcp are fair to good, McPeek snld. He said combining 1& in progress In most areas. Late corn was damaged by drouth, but the early crop has matured and some Ig being harvested, McPeek said. Meanwhile, at Fayetteville, the head of the University of Arkansas Entomology Department said boll norms and boll weevils are a continuing threat to the state's cotton. Dr. Charles Lincoln, who IK conducting research on cotton Insects at Marlanna, pine Bluff, Little Rock. Lonoke and elsewhere, has just returned from a lour of the .state's cotton growing areas. He said weevils are present in targe numbers In much of the state where rainfall has been sufficient for development of Immature stages. He said there was a large increase in weevil Infestation in the delta area during the past two weeks. Applications of Insecticides are (seeded In many fields to protect bolls from weevils, he said. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER B, 19B1 Moses to Speak At 16 Meetings Industrial Expansion Chosen 01 Theme of 'Second Round Talks' LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 5. IJP)— Industrial expansion will be the theme of the Arkansas Economic Council- Slat* Chamber of Commerce's second round of community development meeting*. Sixteen meetings—beginning with a dinner «t Helena Sept. 12—are scheduled. C. Hamilton Moses, president of the Arkansas Power and Light Co., will speak at all of them. Moses, who pioneered the "Build your Hometown" Idea six years go, said th« accent will be on industrial expansion along with all of the features of general economic development attendant upon higher degree of Industrlalliatlon. The tentative schedule for the tour: Sept. 12—Helena (dinner.) Sept. 13.—Clsrendon (breakfast); Brinkley (lunch); Stuttgart (dinner). Sept. 14— DeVVltt^ (breakfast); Lonoke (lunch). Sept. 17—Harrison (dinner). Sept. 1»— Cotter (breakfast); sal- em (lunch); Mountain Home (din- ! ner). j Sept. IB—Calico Hock (break- | fast); Mountain View (lunch); Batesville (dinner). Sept. 20—Bald Knob (breakfast): Newport (lunch); McCrory (dinner). Now Horsemen Have Insurance PHOENIX, Ariz, W>j— Old Dobbin may i« a vanishing species In «ome of the country, but he's responsible for a brand new type of insurance In this western metropolis. There are more horsemen her* now than there ever were In Ihe old days of the •rootin', lootin', shootin' West, and, consequently, there are more riding mishaps. TliU community's leading, «nd moct vocal, exponent of horsemanship, Gordon Hale, publisher of a paper for horsemen called "Hoof Prints," decided that what his readers needed was Insurance against accidents caused by horses. Old line Insurance companies hesitated to write insurance giving medical expense coverage for accl- dente Involving horse*. But a local insurance company decided to take the risk. It is now providing 1500 coverage' at a H annual premium. Syria, Iraq Study Euphrates Control DAMASCUS, OT—The government* of Syria and Iraq are studying an agreement to control the waters of the Euphrates river, which flows through both countries. Under the agreement Syria would not Increase the amount of water presently diverted from the river Syria would have the right to build dams provided they did not Interfere with water normally flowinz into Iraq. s Administration Expands Drive To Block Purchasing Law Vote LITTLE ROCK. Sept. I. (yp) — The state administration is expanding its drive to block a voters' decision on the controversial new purchasing law. State Purchasing Agent Carl Parker yesterday confined reports that 19 slate employes had been drafted to help his office track down illegal signatures on petitions to refer the new law to the November generaJQjgJccllon. The hunt.for.enough phony signers to block' submission of the law —Act 2+2 of the 1951 General Assembly—began In PulAski County. Extension of Ihe search was disclosed when Parker obtained notary comm batons for the state employes. Administration officials- already Pulaslti County, I believe w» are justified in using slate employes to check such violations," sald^Parker. "Petitions filed In the past have had violations and have not been checked. "If a referendum L* gotten up illegally and unlawfully to set asido a law of the legislature, it should not go unchallenged." Parker said he did not know who would pay travel expenses of the Investigators. He added that he assumed that since they are working "on state time they will be on slate expenses." The act that is the center of the controversy was sponsored through the legislature by the administration of Governor UcMath. It Is de- are planning to ask the Arkansas signed lo liberalize and simplify Supreme Court to set aside the pe- stntc purchasing procedure, lf« pro- tltlons on the ground of fraud. | pnncnts claim. They base their charge on evidence A , nove t<1 ' let the pe 0p i e aeclde they say has been uncovered In whether the law should be effective Pulaski County. Fctltmns Violated "From what we have found HERE'S THE PITCH - Mrs. Howard N. Pammcnt, above, ft out to unreal the mas or of Dearborn, Mich., Orvillr. I,. Hubbard by a campaign of burlesque. Mrs. Pamment is seen after filing ».i a candidate at city hall. Her tlogan is a take-off on Hubbard's •ft-spoken remark, "I'm just a .— farm bor myself." wn.s starter! soon after the legislature adjourned by John F. Wells, publisher of a Little Rock govern- Clevelond Boy Found Hanged On Closet Door CLEVELAND, Sept. 5. (AP)--Another youth has been found dead here with a noose around his neck. The latest death was that of Ronald Colby, 13. who was found In the bedroom of his Cleveland Heights home last night .hanging from a hook on a closet door. On Aug. 13, Richard Tahno, also 13, was found hanging in a deserted filling station here. The coroner ruled the boy had been playing detective and apparently had slipped after placing the rope around his neck a> an experiment. Police theorized the Colby boy might have read of young Tanno's death In the newspaper* and tried a similar experiment. A belt was looped about the boy's necl? and suspended from a clothes hook on the door. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Til.. Sept. J. W)—<U8DA)—Hogs, 8,500; 15 to mostly J5 higher than Tuesday's average: choice 180-230 Ibs 21.10 to mostly 31.25; few lat* hogs 21.10 down; bulk J4O-270 lb» 20.5031.00; 270-300 Ibs 20.00-20.50; some 325-350 lb* heavies 1B.OO-19.J5; bulk 150-170 IDS 19.50-20.50; 120-140 Ibs 17.00-18.75; 80-110 Ibs 14.00-18.00; bulk BOW» under 400 Ibs 17.15-18.75; heavier sows mainly 15.15-11.25: stags 13.50-I5.50r boars 11.50-15.00 Cattle 3,000; calves 1,200; high choice long yearling type steer: 36.75; odd Iota commercial and good 29.00-33.00; utility and commercial heifers and mlxe<i yearlings 25.5031.00; utility and commercial cows 23.50-28.00; canneri and cutters 17.00-22.50. ment news digest. Petitions containing 25.763 signatures have been filed. This Is about 6.000 more than us necessary to submit the law to a public vote, mething good? Of course you do. You'll love, the delicious taste and wholesome refreshment of ice-cold Coca-Cola.: 101TIIO UNDII AUIKOIIlr Of IHI COCVCOl* COMPANY IT COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF BLYTHEVILLE i rtSI. FHI COCA-COIA COH»AWT Attention Farmers:! If you are Interested In getting the "KNOW-HOW" of using NO-HO to control grass and weeds in cotton you are cordially invited to visit the farms of Godfrey White & Sons, three mile« north of Osceola on Highway 61, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon of this week. Demonstrations will be held from one to four o'clock each afternoon The plafs have cotton of several different ages and will be sprayed with ISO-HO to show how it should he applied. Some of the plants have already been sprayed and it can be seen how easy it is to control grass and weeds if NO-HO is properly used. All of the plants were planted with a hill-drop planter to a stand. This planter will be shown actually planting cotton in fact a complete job of land preparation, planting, spraying with pre- emerge", spraying with post-emerge, cultivating and laving the crop by w'll be demonstrated. i " *s nn*,*" ***** C ° U ° n cnt)n P in K ° n « *™« this season was SS flO to Si 0.00 per day and the cost of chopping an acre of cotton in quit* a few instances were as much as $30.00 to $40.00. Several of the experiment stations have proven that grass and weeds can be controlled in cotton for as little as $6.00 to $10.00 bv using oil herbicides, however they point out that it is most important in knowing how to apply them. The main reason for having these demonstrations is to actually sprav cotton and how how to apply NO-HO to cotton, as well a*. show the results of using it. < Godfrey White & Sons 3 Miles North of Osceola, Hiway 61 YOU DON'T NEED CASH To Have This Refrigerator In Your Home tonight-! 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