The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1945 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 6, 1945
Page 3
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_SATUKDAY, JANUARY 6, 1945 E COURIER NEWS Governor Adkins Grants Pardons To Four .Convicts LITTLE ROCK, Jan, 0 <UP) — Governor Homer Adkins has granted lour pardons restoring citlzen- I snip, iwo commutations and 4V pa- 1 roles to prisoners serving in Arkansas penal institutions. Pardons went to Jimniic Jordan, convicted in Piilnski County In September, 1042, for grand larceny; Cecil Moore, convicted In Pulaski U.Cmmty in February, 19313, for rob- pJcry; Charles Hulcn, convicted In CrJttendcn county for grand lar- I ceny. And Muck Parrisli, convicted i" Cross Comity in September, IWJ, 1 lor first degree murder. Commutations of sentence were issued to Grady Parker, coiwicled I in Miller County in Mnrcli, 1932, for first degree murder, and Pierce I Orr, Negro, convicted In Drew I County hi October, 1942, of second I decree murder. Parker's sentence was commuted from life iniprison- I menl to 30 years and Orr's sen- I tence was reduced from 17 to seven I years. Dime Box First To Fill 'March Of Dimes 1 Quota Gosnell Picture Believed That ] Found In France The photograph published in yesterday's Memphis Commercial Appeal, found in a French home, 'is I that of a lilylheville World War I veteran but he didn't take the I picture to France for he never | served overseas. Relatives here believe the. published photograph of a young ci- J vilian and an attractive girl is that I of Dr. Munsey Gosnell, made when 1 he was a student at University of I Tennessee School of 'Dentistry in 1 Memphis. Tlie girl was then Miss Inez Diaz, a relative of the president of Mex- jco at Unit time, who also attended ] school there. Dr. Gosnell was practicing dent- .Stry in Memphis when he enlisted j in the Medical Corps where \K I served with rank of lieutenant. 1 The photograph, made in Mem- I phis, was believed taken to Prance I by a friend. ] ; Left in France by some Ameri- I can Doughboy in World War I, it I was found by Pvt. Ned J. Sab- Ibatini of Memphis, who mailed the I picture to relatives in Memphis. I Because it bore the stamp of a I Memphis development company, ho I thought the picture was made in 1 Memphis and that some one still I living might recognize H. I Dr. Gosnell died in 1928. Son cf I the late Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gos- J nell, his sisters are Mrs. H. S. I Davis and Mrs. S. P. Martin, and I his daughter, Miss June Martin I who attends University of Arkansas I John Franklin Willett I Dies At Tyronza Home : . JOINER,-Ark., Jan.-6.—Funeral I services were held yesterday 11 • o'clock, at First Baptist Church in I Tyronza for John Franklin Willett |83, who died Tuesday night at hi« I home eight miles southwest of I Joiner. Mr. Willett, a native of Shaw- I nectown, Ky., moved to Tyronza 15 | years ago. , A life-long member of the Bap- Sst Church, he served as a deacon /or more than -If) years. Survivors include his wife, three I daughters, Mrs. John Waimvri"ht I of New York, Mrs. J. D. Brewer ol I Memphis, and Mrs. Ed M. Berry ol I Montgomery, Ala., a son, Tom R I Willett of Joiner, a brother, R M I Willett of Hoxie, Ark., and cighl | grandchildren. Burial was made in Forest Park Cemetery, Memphis, this afternoon \Hew Mayor Appointed For Helena Vacancy , HELENA, Ark., Jan. 0 (Up) _ I The Helena board of aldermen has I appointed Sam W. Tappan mayoi 1 to nil out the term of D. T Har| graves, who died December 23 h i Memphis hospital. . . Tappan. a retail gasoline distributor who has teen an alderman hcr< I .for 1-1 years, will serve until tin ,Jly ejections in April. He has beei a resident of Helena for GO years nnd is a past president of the Cham bcr of Commerce, headed the cit- council finance committee for !„ years, and filled many other positions of civic .responsibility. lore is the main stem of Dime llox, Tex., uiiosc cUiicus lead Hie nation in the March of Dimes. V NBA Service DIME BOX, Tex. — The annual larch of Dimes appeal will begin ffieially on January H, out not in lime I3ox, Tc.x., 'where the Post- laster is appropriately named Daid Franklin Stamp. Dime Box jumped the gun. With - name like that, the town's 350 esidcnts decided they should sei n example. So they started to line ip 100 per cent community contri- iiitions a month ahead. Their quo- a will be sent to the White House is an opener for the national ap- >eal for funds to fight infantile jarolysls. Infantile paralysis is a real and lersonal matter to the citizens of Dime Box. Tex. They have had heir share of victims, stricken in epidemics that have swept the xnintry since the town's inception n 1878. They are familiar with the vork of the National Foundnllon for Infantile Paralysis in caring r or polio victims and consider it, n their own words, "a mighty fine hing." SHOPPING TIPS A. W. McClelland, 88. tile town's oldest living resident, explained low Dime Box came by its unique name. Back in '78 when the local settlement was Browns Mill, folks used to leave a dime in a box at the grist mill, along with a shopping list, On his twicc-a-week trips to Giddings, the mailman also would take the lists and do the community's shopping. The dime was his fee for the service. That "dime box" became the local news and trading post. When, ? AGr!i _ynch Reports On Recent ' ; Trip To Washington Monitors of the IMyllicvllle Hoary club, meetliH! Thursday (or uncheon ut llutd NoWe, heard a alk by IS. A. Lynch, who dlscils-sed lis recent til]) lo Washinijton, 1>. C., vhcro lie. wont to represent the Ar- anisns Hankers' Association at a neetlnj; of ii subcommittee of the iin-lcullural commission, when postwar iiBi-lculluriil plans were dIs- ISSCd. Holm-Inns voleil lo Join with the Hlylhevlllc Ministerial Alliance in askinu that a survuyrof llris territory be mnde by the. YMCA orgnnlni- tlDll. Ciuesls nl tin! meeting included W. 1. Myers and Marvin Neblack, both of strfle, MO., oils Gardner of Cnriitliorsvilli'. Mo., Sei-Rl. Clctls Overtoil of liolh, Ark., nnd Jimmy Purnell, jan!»V Holm-Inn for the month. Guay.ile is a siibsilliile lor nib- tor obtained iVom a plant found native in Mexico and suulluveslern Texas. IN WASHINGTON 3 Billions Provide Few Jobs Inn and appropiiallnn Coil. will have to do In iichlcvn I his mythical lull employment nnd 00 million postwar Jobs. WAcii! KATKS AS FA<;TOIS The number of Jobs provided will of course depend on what the Mauil- ard of pay will be, Wiw rales mi construction Jobs have Miart'd dm Ing the war and overtime, has made the labor costs cut up n lamer proportion of Hie total outlay itn tiny two major public"works' auMim-izii- ''""dlrm project. Kinilnerra ilo not "— '•'"- • ••' - j believe these hl|;h wui'.e rules will prevail on postwar Jobs, ;,<i as u basis for our estimates Iliey |;o back to 11)10 and lilt! employment lluures, assuming there will he a iclrnti to those levels. First take the public ronds hill providing imlhorlzjlions lor n billion dollars' worth m' niiistriicllui BY I'I-:TI:U KDSON Courier Neivs Washington The new standard of measurement on any postwar public works nulhort/allou bills passed by Congress Is the number of Jobs thcv will create. Tho accepted stamlards have'heretofore been merely the dollar value, but thai Is no 'longer adequate. . In tlie last session ol Congress lion bills were passed—tile flrsl, a j three billion dollar flood ' control and reclamation bill Including a start of the Missouri Hlvcr Valley development plan. A third bill, au- Ihorizlnj; 5t)0 million dollars' worth of postwar rivers nnd harbars 1m- provemenl, was held over for the present session of Congress. Bui even Ihrec billion dollars' worth of construction sounds like a lot if Judged by pre-war Ideas until It Is translated into man-years of work to see how many Jobs" will be provided an ( | how much more im- n year fur three years, hull ol thi. money to come from fcdeiul, (lit other luilf from miitchuu; slate 01 local uovcrmnciif npprupriiitlnn. ' . The Bureau of 1'nblic Homls In tin Ihal for every 100 million dollars spent there will bo 19,350 man-years ol work provided off the site In julldlni; road machinery, making •emcnt, (juarrying stone, and KO on. ?w one billion dollars that would uean only 017,100 man-years of work provided—for three years. Now take the flood control bill, which breaks down a little differently and Isn't quite so easy to figure In clear-cut Jobs. Two hundred million dollars of tho lolal authorized for postwar flood control goes lo (he iiurcau of Reclamation In the Department of the Interior for preliminary work on-tlw Missouri River Valley plan. The work will stretch over several years wllh varying employment, the peak coming in the second year of construction when it Is estimated there will be some i-'OO.OOll men employed for part of the year. The average would he less than JO.llOd full uuin-ycnrs of work for three years. AKAIV OKTS S'JoO.OOO.OOO The Army Corps of Engineers share of the flood control authorl- Kutltm includes another WO mllllor dollars lor work on the Mlssour: Viilk'y development, plus a lot ol oilier projects in many states, some already previously authorl/cd. In all the Army Is given some 050 mlllloi dollais for postwar ' work covering several ycais This doss not Include a number of projects authorized and ippropiatcd for before the war but icld up for postwar completion,/. -/' Army engineers figure that'ori tlie average of their Jobs, about .'40 per :cnl for materials, 20 to 20 per cent • tor indirect cost In "design, : equip-' iienl and such things. Forty per cent of the 050 million would be 380 million dollars for wages. Figuring'con- struction labor at 50 cents an hour, $80 per month or $OCO a year—the prewar average—this' would divide out lo a total of only 390,000 man- ycars of work to bo done, Hay it took . three years to complete- all jobs. That would average only 132,000 Jobs' a year. • .. • • • Add all these varying and admittedly rough estimates-and you see that Congress 1m llius far provided for less than n million Jobs:for three years. The bad news of that is that three billion dollars' worth of auth- orlmllon won't; begin Uvtn'kc'up tho slack if public works are--expected to contribute anytning 'substantial towards relieving postwar' unemployment, ..,>.• More than 20,000 dead persons are cremated In tho United Stales annually. C'ARI) OF TIIAXKS \Ve wish to express our appreciation (o our friends for their kindness during the illness and death of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Mary B. Levan. Mrs. J. L. Ncwsom Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Dallcy Mrs. Howard Burr Mrs. Ronrelle Jones Mrs. V. P. Holt,. Postmaster David Franklin Stamp holds letler eoiifirmlns news that Dime Box is (lie first community to ring up 100 ucr cent contributions _ _ M tp the March of I)Jincs,£. through postal mlxups with tins town of Brownsville, the community was asked if they'd consider :i change of name, Browns Mill just naturally became "Dime Box." These enterprising Tcxaus arc proud of their town's unusual name, ns well - they may be; It's the number one town in the fight against the nation's most baffling disease, infantile paralysis. SEE ...GALL.. .or WRITE me for your STONEVILLE COTTON SEED Swift's Red Steer and Nitrate Fertilizers . . Also Seed Sacks J. L. 111 S. lidny. Blythcvillc, Ark. I'll. •><;• \ Postmistress Fined JACKSON, Tcnn., Jan. G (UP)— I A former Scott.s Hill, Tcnn., post- I mistress has been fined $350 in Fed- I oral Court here on charges of vio- | Jaling postal regulatioiis. Mrs. Roxic Pratt, it was brought I out in court, raised the revenue of I her third class postofficc by selling, I stamps for purchases of mail order I merchandise, where money orders I should have been issued. As a rc- I suit, her postoffice was rcclassificd I to a higher bracket, giving her a I higher annual salary. She has refunded the difference. I in salary, postal officials say. Missourians Wounded Mr. and Mrs. Prank Dalrd o.' Caruthersville, Mo., have learned their son. R. W. "Tootle" Baird, U. S. Army Signal Corps, has been | wounded in the Lcytc campaign. Scrgt. Jackie Cooperman, son of Lfprry Cooperman of Caruthersville, lcrcd wounds over Lcytc while doing some photo reconnaissance /lights over the enemy sometime shortly before or shortly after the Invasion was begun, FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALT. SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phono 691 Osceola, Ark. J. LOUIS CHEHEY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Bljtheville, Ark. If It's HARDWAI \ We Have \t or Can Get It If It's At All Obtainable! HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. "25 Years' Continuous Service" DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAHS Rectal Diseases a Specialty EXCEPT CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blythcvlllc, Ark. Phono 2921 A-, nnv in" 1 " - ,;(ifv in'1"' • .Im \vat »"' LOCiJl'"' . ,.., 1IHK 1 ") Ur >Vlft " .Will ,. , (DC scrvii* 1 '*>' u , s t not i1") to l' icr hcitl» vcs " _^ .civuscv 1 -' _. ^mining*" 'Money This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. L.K.AshcraftCo. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfg, Co. Blythevilie Water Ce. The Crafton Co. Delta Iniplfmenti, Inc. Loy Eich Chevrolet Ct. Gay & BiHinfs, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance Ct. Herrick'i Jewelry Hubbard Furniture C*. Hidbbard Har'drWtti C«. . Huddleiton Jr Ct. Jicdel't Langston-Wrotca Ct. Charles S. Lemons Planters Hardware Co., Inc. The Hew York Store Pat O'Brywit Palace Cafe J. C. Penney Co. Phillips Motor Co. Robinson Drug Co. I. Rosenthul, Inc. Tom W. Jnckjoa Rustic Inn A, G, Shibley Wholesale Giocert C. G. Smith Floyd A. White '" ZeUner't Slipper Shop ^ - '

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