The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 9, 1949
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FAGB rrro BLtTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST », 194f Schools Gel Big Sums from State Survey Shows Fifth Of Tax Money Used for Education WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. 'AP) — Slrte governments pend more on education (ban anything else. Jn the year ended June 30. 1948, more than one-fifth ol slate expenditures—$2,312,000,000 — went to schools. Next m line, the Census Bureau reported today, were highways Sl,- PSS.OOO.OOO; public welfare (relief, eel.) SI ,609.000,000; hospitals and institutions for the handicapped, 5581,000,000. These fo'.ir functions accounted for more than two-thirds of all state spending. State government expi'ndi:uias totaled S10.400.000.COO in tlic year, the equivalent of SM per person. This was an increase of 28.1 per cent over the previous ye!ir. Conservation of natural resources, public safety, correction (operation nf jails, reform schools, elc.) and )>ublic health also were programs described s.s "involving sizeable st?.te sjii-ndtng." The COIISILS report said stat.-.s also spent $71.350.000 for interest on tlchi and $179,455,003 to provide for debt retirement. FULL BLOOM —Wilh spin- nakei ballooning in the breeze-, :i yacht of the 30 square meter JnU-rnrilionnl Rule class moves across the cahn surface o[ The Solent oil Portsmouth, England, during the Royal Naval -Association regalia. Baby Bottles Containing Whiskey Bring Negro Father a Stiff Fine JONESBORO, Aug. 9. Wi- Though he is not a f:\tber. Mil- I nicipal Judge Foster Clarke of Jonesboro knows something about baby bottles. He fined Willie Brown, local Negro, S250 and costs this morning for | having three bottles in his baby's buggy. The liottles were filled with whiskey, and this county 1s drier | than Willie's baby. j Willie likes these novel idcns. £>tx weeks ago he was contact man for another Negro who was arrested for selling whiskey to a police department plain clothes man. police said. The officers decided not to prosecute when they found they had | purchased whiskey bottles filled with nothing but plain water. Lepanto Woman Killed In Accident in Texas MINERAL WELUS. Tex.. Aug.'B. (£>)—Mrs. 3rl Bridenthal, Leiinnto, was Injured critically and her daughter killed In an automobile crash near here Sunday. Mrs. Bridenthal. wife of a widely fcrvown Arkansas Methodist minister, was placed in a»Mlneral.-Wcll5- fcwspltal followinB-We'acci,(tnt. Her tfauEhi^- **™ Tom Prestage, the former Delores Bridenthal, was killed. The car In which the two women •were riding collided with a pickup truck. Couple With Sick Baby Wins Race to Hospital ST. LOUIS. Alls. 9. (/Pi-The .srven-month-oM daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oilbcrt Glenn. Jr.. was pronounced cured today of a strange illness thai prompted her parents to race her here from Salina, Kfls. Much of the 450-mile automobile trip was under police escort at r. sliced of 80 miles an hour. Physicians said the girl. Frances, will leave Lutheran Hospital soon. The child was stricken near Salina Saturday while the family was en route from Vallejo, Calif., to St. Louis. Penicillin was administered at a Salina hospital. The Olrnns arrived here less than eight hours later. 1949 Cotton Yield May Be Fourth Largest for State ROCK. Aug. ». (AP) — j Arkansas Cotton growers are get- ' ling .set to pick tlicir fourth largest. crop in history. In commenting on today's forecast by the department of agriculture that Arltansas will send 1.650.000 bale-s to, Agricultural Statistician Miles McPeek laid this year's crop will be 24 por cent above the ten-ynar average. He said this will l>« the seventh time Arkansas has exceeded the 1,500,000 bale mark, Arkansas produced 1,982,000 bales in 1M8. the largest crnp ever picked in the state. In 1937, the state produced 1.904.000 bales and In 1931. 1.M1.000 McPecl: said this year's yield will be approximately 17 per cent under last year's crop. The predicted per-acrc yield lor Akansas Li 328 pounds. McPeek Siiicl unollicially this year's crop, based on likely government support prices Is valued at, $255,000.000. government here yesterday. Th plaintiffs. W.D. Ferguson, W. D. Ferguson. Jr.. and Fay Ferguson, contend their home was damaged In that amount by explosions at the nearby I'irie Bluff arsenal. Man Shooting Birds In Garden Aims Low And Kills Neighbor MAMMOTH SPRING, Ark.. Aug. 9. lift— A coroner's Jury here has ruled that Mrs. Elsie Alice Manry Barker. 57, was killed by a stray bullet from a neighbor's rifle. She was found shot In the head Friday. The body was found on a road near her home. BMgar Frailer, a neighbor, told officers he had been shooting at birds In his garden and had Tired in the direction of the road. He said, however, he thought he waj aiming too high to endanger anyone. Authorities found a corn stalk which had been hit by a bullet. They said the same bullet apparently nil Mrs. Barker. Kansas Woman Killed Near Siloam Springs SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark., Allg 9. i API—A Coffcyvlllo, Kan,, woman 'A - n.s killed and 11 other per.sons were injured Sunday night m an auto crash Jus t across the Oklahoma border from Siloam Springs. The deari woman wa.s identified us Mrs. Olive Powell. Cofleyville. Two of the 11 injured were described as in "critical condition" in aSl- loam Springs hospital, i They arc: Mrs. Elma Harper and Ijoiuiie Modlin, both oi Coffeyville. JAIU:i> OX INTOXICATION' C1IAKGE—Charles Chaplin Jr., 24- yeaj-otri son of the movie comedian, is in a Hollywood, Calif., Jail cell following his arrest in front of gambler Mickey Cohen's cafe Con- tincntale on a drunkenness charge, 'A! 1 Wirephoto). Delivering Babies Get* To Be Habit With Two Jefferson City Policemen JEFFERSON CI'IT, Mo., Aug. 9— >— You might Just label Police Sgt. James Ujethen and Patrolman Roy Hogg the "delivery boys." Sunday they officiated at the birth of a baby here, and the third such emergency experience for Leo- then and the second for Hogg In the past year. Parents of Ihe young mother tried vainly to find a physician, they ex- Plained. In desperation, they called police and asked specifically for Leothen and Hogg. That was because the pair delivered a baby just a week ago and got their names in the paper. »chco! plant and equipment, 12000; Auxiliary Agencies (including transportation', WOOO; Fixed Charges (Insurance). $900; 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 include.? the present continuing levy for Die retirement of present Indebtedness 15 mills o| the above proposed tax levy of 28 mills is for a proposed bond Issue of (25.000, estimated to run 3 years, for the purpose of erecting and equipping new tchooi buildings and nuklnj Improvements and addition* to present school buildings and refunding outstanding bonds, which will constitute a continuing annual levy until the principal of an Interest on the bonds are paid In full. Given this 21 day of July, 1MB. Board of Director*, Dell School District No. 23 of Mississippi County, Arkansas M. R, Grllfln, President and R. B. Crawford, Secretary PROPOSED RIJOnET OF K.XPKNIHTURCS TOOF.TIIKR WITH TAX LEVY FOR FISCAL VKAR RKGINNINCJ JULY 1. 1350. TO AN'n IXC'M/DING JUNE 30, 1951 The Board of Directors of Dell School District No. 23 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in compliance with the requirements of Amendment No. 40 to the Constitution of the State o! Arkansas, adopted November 2, 1948. have prepared, approved, and hereby 'iiFikc public the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rate as follows: Gcrei'a! Control. S1200; Instruction. $53.000: Operation of school building, W600; Maintenance of SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for eins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up lo 1/4 inch thickness Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 Soulh Broadway Rhone 2651 "PICTURES YOU WILL LIKE" Your satisfaction assured on all photoir«phlc work, lnrludin;^i;omrnerelal and portrait. FAUGHT'S STUDIO **. **-"• Vifihl I'hnne 6321 112 Soulh First Phone SOU 3 P'mc Bluff Resident* Sue U. S. Government 1,1'ITLE ROCK, A U R. 9 -(.TV- Three Pine Bluff residents tiled .suit for $1,620 against the federal 14 Children Killed ROME, Aug. ,9-J/r,—Fourteen Yugoslav children headed for a summer camp were killed Friday by derailment of a Lbjubljana-Poia train, the Italian agency Astra reported yesterday. Another 6 0 children were injured. 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