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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 10, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI f VOL. XLV—NO. 118 Blytheville DaU.v New BlythevUle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 19-19 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Plans for High. School Taking Definite Form Shown above is the architect's drawing of the first unit of Blytheville's proposed high school which will face North Tenth street north of Holly on the site which has been acquired for the school expansion program. * Tnc drawing was prepared by U. S. Branson. Blythevllle architect, for members of the School Board. Max B. Reid Is chairman of the board. Shown at the right Is the 50 by 240-foot auditorium which will have a seating capacity of approximately Memphis Civic Leader to Speak Before Rotations 1,000. Two entrances from Tenth Street are planned, one to the auditorium, ant' the other near the center of the 458-foot long one-story structure to a corridor leading to the librnry, cafeteria, and the closs- rooms. Two -«'ings .jf'tmid Viark * r f>ir Consumer Wage Shows Increase Report Shows Thai- Workers Made More In '49 than in '48 By Charles Molon.r WASHINGTON, Aug. 10— <JPt— K — the main part of the building and I i ncomes of consu ' mei . s ran 26 - one of these will house tht cafe- one limp. Modern equipment will be provttTed for the cafeteria kitchen and storage facilities provided for the food which Is to be served. The general offices lor the school administration officials are located to the IcH of the main entrance. The library at the back of the utructure and opposite the main entrance will face on what eventually will be a targe court when the overall project is completed. Plans Tor the initial structure call construction from "'a 5450,000 •nd issue to finance about half the needed structures. The plans for the first units were prepared •with expansion In mind aim when the program is completed a second cafeteria will have been constructed. Tl will be located east of the initial unit and housed in a separate building. I cent higher in the first half of this year than in the same period of 1948, when the boom was in fuU f swing. Retail buying power thus was fattened by the flow of income to people^—as distinguished from corporations—at an annual rate of TO SPEAK HERE—Caffey Rob- was a record high. The stream ot cash on the increase at mid-year, too. Personal Council Okays Housing Board Appointments H. H. Houchins and James Terry last night were approved as members of the Blytheville Housing Authority by the BlyLheviile City Council. Mr, Houchins was elected by the Authority to fill the position vacated by the resignation of R. E. Blaylock, former chairman. Mr, Terry was the authority's choice to succeed Jack Owen, who though only recently appointed hnd submitted his resignation. Both men had to be approved by* W the City Council due to the fact that they filled vacancies created by resignations, Mayor Doyle Henderson explained. Mr. owen said he resigned because lie felt he could not give the time necsesary to the authority in view of accelerated fall business. Councllmen L. G- Nash and Jimmy Sanders both questioned Authority Secretary-Treasurer J, Mell Brooks, who 'was present at night's, council* meeting, on workings of the-Authority. The councilmeii expressed interest in how funds allocated to the Authority would he handled In reference to bank deposits, Deposits, Insurance Discussrrt Mr. Nash also asked Mr. Brooks if the Authority, in past action, had made any binding obligations In regard to bank deposits and Insurance. Mr. Brooks .said that both banks of Blythevilte had been designated vided between them. Dr. C. E. Wilson appeared before the council and asked that councilmen consider removing the privilege tax on Blythevllle's doctors. On the motion of Mr. Sanders, the council deferred action on the question until next meeting. Revenues Top Expenditures Municipal revenues during July amounted to $21,299.27 bringing Woods Says Vaughan Told Him to Hurry on Track Deal Ho* Weather Bringing Reports *New Tersimony Of Red Spiders in Cotton Fields 3213,400,000,000 In the first s i x ertson, president of Mf c m p h i s' months of this year. Commerce i Chamber of Commerce, will spent Department figures showed- That } Io member.? of the Blytheville Rotary CJub when that group holds its weekly meeting nt Elotel Noble to-! by the Authority as official deposi- , morrow j tories and that it was reasonable to incomes rose tn total from Axril j Mr . Robe rt.son recently traveled » 8s " me thal deposits »'"""» ** d1 ' through June ""-- '-- j • ' • ed ysar which began April I, Privilege licenses accounted for $8,587.50 of the city's July income with sanitation department fee 1 ) the next largest .source of revenue. The snn- A few farmers in Severn! areas* in North Mississippi County have i reported Infestation of red spiders in cotton. Assistant County Agent E. E. Chfindlcr said today thai cooler weather nncl heavy rntns would correct tile occurrence, but that should :!!•;• hot weather persist, dusting measures should be taken hcfore the spiders spread over Ini-gei- alcas. Mr. Chandler said that often the spiders come from fence rows, weed patches or from around dead .stumps . - itation fees amounted to t5.917.25 ™ cre . Ulc y ha 'l harbored during and nnmtclual court lines added | "}" ,.*! ,f r ' ami IIu .'t _»!• would pay S2,427.9o to the city treasury. Park- hrough June after living bump- I Europe am| js ' expected to comment . n n^\r^mwK ™ l ^;s' tlonBl aspcc ' s of cot i trough of $212,400.000,000 in in; melcrs receipts totalled $1,789.60. Expenditures lor July were $18,- 1H.3I and the total for the first four months of the fiscal year stands at J6l>,7*9.19. Receipts for the four-month period show a surplus ol $15.704.95 over expenditures. ,., March. By June, the rate wns back to $213.500,000,000. , Th main cause of an increase In the annual note of personal incomes from May to June was higher farm receipts due to disposal of a larger volume of crops— either The two wings, which are shown i on the market or in loans from the In the architect's drawing for tile government. first units eventually will be extended back more thiin a block and connected with a second classroom structure extending north and south for the same distance as the unit shown In the drawing. A field house also is included inline plans for expansion and it would be located east of the auditorium and at the end of the projected second classroom unit. The site for the new school buildings borders the present high school Campus on the north and extends (Rorth between Eighth and Tenth streets to the Cotton Belt tracks. The southwest corner, of the new Possibly of greater significance was the first increase in factory payrolls since last September. Another Commerce Department report showed that the book value of business inveftlories had been | cut back about $1,000,000,000 in June— chiefly by manufacturers and retailers— to an estimated total of 551.579,000,000. Some firming of business sentiment was reported, meanwhile, by President Truman's chief economic advisor. Dr. Edwin G. Nourse. Yesterday he cited the i^cent strong showing of the stock market as He w'lt be accompanied here by Porter Grace, industrial engineer of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Appearance of Mr. Robertson here marks the first of a passible series ol speakers with international background. O. E. Feuciler te chairman of Rotary's International Service Committee which marie arrangements to brinst the Memphis civic leader here- auditorium will be about a block j ing. evidence of improved business feel- and one-half north ol Holly Street and facing Tenth. School officials in preparing Or bmlcet ror (he l!>.iO-5! school year have estimated thai a lax levy or 30 mills will be needed Io fiiiniice Kcneral nperalton of the 16 units in the Blytheville Special District and Io meet principal and the In still another report, the Com, merce Department said that publicly reported cash dividends paid by corporations were 13 per cent higher in r,,ne than In the same month last year, it put the June figure at $825,000,000. And said about 60-65 per cent or all cash dividends paid are publicly reported. Iranian to America WASHINGTON, 11 g. 9— «V- President Truman announced today that Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, of Iran, has accepted his interest requirements bowled debt. This -vill be but two mills more than has bccu collected during the past two years when (ho usual 18- mill levy was augmented bv a 10- inlll voluntary tax Voters in the r,,, last general election authorized an I .. ., ._-... ..._ Increase In the school levy so that " mlallon Io visit the United States in the future the local tax can be l ttcr parl of November, handled as a single levy and the voluntary (ax discontinued. Actually the total taxes. Including a 30-mill school levy will be lowci than for last year when a 6.5-mlll state ad valorem tax was | ^ mer collected. This stale levy has been « moved by action of the slate (islaturc. Indiana Bus Tragedy Claims Lives of Fifteen Passengers X-Raying Unit Visits Dell And Gosnell During seven and a hall days of i:lintcs in Mississippi County, 3.215 people have had chest x-ray.s made by the mobile unit of the State Health Department, an average of almost 430 each day. The clinics will continue through Friday and the mobile unit was scheduled to be set up at Artnorel I victim* were women, four were men By Dale Burgess BLOOMINGTON. Ind., Aug. 10. (A*)—Fifteen persons died yi the flaming wreckage of a Greyhound bus that burned after smashing Into a bridge abutment near here early today. None of the dead has been Identified. The bus, houna irom Indianapolis to Bloomington. hit the bridge on a winding, hilly rond shortly after midnight. Seconds later It was tn flames. Coroner Robert W. Lyons of Monroe County paid the task of Identifying the dead would be difficult as ail bodies were almost consumed by the flames. Two of the dead were believed to be Charles EHcrbrook, T9. of Evans- villc, Ind.. and his 67-year-old wife. Their son, Billy EHerbrook. who survived the crash, said his parents were on the bus and were trapped Th c ho d i p.* we re not re covered until long after daylight. After an examination of the bodies, the coroner said eight of the most immediately. The driver said ! he and "two or three" pa.ssengers | \\ got out the front door. The otnc.r survivors escaped through a rear window vhlch a passenger kicked ut. A Greyhound spokesman In Indianapolis, who declined [o permit, use of hi.s name, confirmed that there were 37 passengers on the bus when it left Indianapolis for Bloominefon. Glen Van Horn manager of radio, station WTTS In Bloomington. said! one of the survivors told him he I "walked through five feet of: flames" to get off the bus, j The survivor. Wells Richnrdson,: 18, of EvaiiAvllle. Ind.. told Van! Horn he wns dozing when the bus struck the abutment. Van Horn sa id Edga r Da vis of Indianapolis, a Negro, was credited by other survivors with kicking oul a rear window, through which most of the survivors escaped. Davis suffered 1 a back Injury and was brought to the lloomlngton hospl- to dust these ureas before the spiel- ers move into the fields. Ho explained that since the spider did not fly and crawled vcvy slowly that they were usually transported ncross fields by mnclilncry or by people walking through the fields. Mr. Chandler said thnl the dust must be applied -to the bottom of the Unf and must come Into direct contact with the spider to be effective, since the spiders stay on the under side or the leaf. The red spider Is rcntly B mite but because of Its weh-splniiiu R Is termed a spider, thus It c;in't depend on flight for distribution' It punctures the cells and removes plant Juices, and the Injured plants By Housing Head Points to General WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 IJFI — Housing Expediter Tighe E. Wood* snld today he rccnlls Mint MR). Qen. Harry H Vmighnn asked him to hurry" nlong a construction permit for the Timfonm Race Track. Woods told n senate Investigations tubconraHlcs Ihnt Vaughani' President . Trtimnn's military aide, came to his office Jnn. 13, 194ft,' to make the plen. He snld Vnughan wns accompanied by Eugene Mori of Camdcn, N. J., listed R.<; Tan- fornn's president. Woods previously had told the. subcommittee only of being called to the White House Jnn. 9 last year Ijy Vaughan to discuss the Tanforan mutter. He quoted Vaughnn ns telling him nt the White House meeting that some of my friends" were Interested In the rase. Woods snld Hint at the meeting three day;; Inter he believed that VauRhan nsked him to please hurry" along the permit because there wns 'something" before the California Red Cross Board Studies Finances Deficit Operations Feared as Result of Failure to Get Quota Despite l!ie fact that the quota for the operation of the Chicka- sawfoa District Chapter ot the American Red Cross was not mcl thi.s year, Ihe chapter board votcc lost nlsliL io make every effort to operate. 12 months on the amount re.iched. and to make up any dc- llcil In Miirch. 1050. when a fund Ciirnpaljin .started. In other action last nljht tlie board nominated lioinc service and ' Unce Track Commission which water sn/cty chairmen, innilc budget adj<i5tmcn1.s nncl heard a report o. r work during July. The nicbtiti£ was conducted In Roland Green's office in the; Court, and M. Loo, S ow °' uw ;not I I P Lrn s '""""I"'" P"»t Chapter chairman, tjjous in ii\c urciti « rn ..i,i A ,i <„ it,,. ..i „„ „< KT~I.I~ bEtween the leaf veins. The dust, known as DN frllnliro- nrtha-cycloilcxylphenolj Is concentrated as low as .05 per cent In sulphur to kill the eggs and active Insects. If it can not h e obtained Jifr. Chandler said that a kerosene emulsion spray may he obtained that Is also effective 111 combating the spiders. tomorow at Luxora Friday. Today it was In Dell and Gosnell Yesterday at the Legion Hut in Manila 71 were x-rayed. The registrars included Mrs. W R. Brown, Mrs Erma GalHons, Mrs Guy Rub- Instlcn. Mrs. Joe Edwards, Mrs. Max Isaacs, and Mrs Bert Williams. The clinic.*; arc sponsored by the New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T i; T Tremor in Japan TOKYO. Aug. 10—M'i—Sclstno- today recorded a "collslder- sotthern Japan of able" tremor in but 12 hours later no report damage had been received. Soybeans Aug. CHICAGO, quotations: Nov Dec Mar 10—</P(—Grain High Low Close 739': 238' 237 235'i 238 235 237 231'. 236 333 A naconda Copper Btth» Steel Chrysler National Distillers ., Gen Electric Gen rote — Montgomery V'ard . N Y Central Tin Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .... Studcbaker Standard of N J .... Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel •Southern Pacific H4 1-4 70 3-4 23 53 1-8 20 38 1-4 61 1-2 53 7-8 11 26 1-8 9 1-8 20 1-8 II 1-2 15 7-8 23 3-8 68 58 I- 49 7-8 23 1-8 41 Mississippi County Association. Tuberculosis Weather Arka^^as forecast^: Partly cloudy thi-t afttrnoon, tonight and Thursday; scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers ;not much change in temepTatxjres •Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tF afternoon, tonight and Tuesday, with scattered thundershow- crs in afternoon and night; con- Unuetl warm; low tonight near 10; hi^h Thursday near 90. Minimum this morning—74. Maximum yesterday—83. Sunse* uxfey—€:54. Sunrise lomorow—5; 17, Precipitation 24 hours to 1 am today—none. TotaTslncc Jan. 1—37.15. Mean temperature <midway bc- Sears Roebuck 40 M 11 ween high wd tow)—«3A two were children. The sex of the fifteenth victim could not determined J mmcd!atcly. Twelve hjured were taken to a Bloomlng- Lon hospital. coroner Identlfed one of the women through a personal bill fold found on her lap as Mrs. Dale Aikman ot _aPortc. Ind. Her husband. Dale Aikman. a soldier stationed al Camp Campbell, Ky., was burned severely. The coroner said the "lies of the two children were found in the : e.-t with Mrs. Aikman and presumably were her daughter and son. 7 and ' years olr' Aikman had told hospital attendants hh wife and two children were aboard the bus Positive Identification of the body of Charles Etlerbrook was made later by three sons. The bodies removed from the bus were placed in six ambulances and a and. accompanied by a police escort, were brought to the Indiana National Guard armory here to await Identification. Driver Wayne Cramer of Indianapolis, one of the survivors, said a front tiro may have blown out, causing him to lose control of the bus. Alter striking the abutment It skidded 150 feet down winding Highway 37 and came to rest or It.s left Ride, ...ocklng the i door. enveloped tttt v*MU* *J- tnl. Biily EHerbrook of Evansvllle, another survivor, said he was riding right behind the driver when Lhe accident occurred He said his impression was that the bus hit a bump in the road and went out ot control. I'm afraid my mother and father arc still in the wreck," Elicr- brook said. Survivors scl the ttme of the accident at 12:40 a.m. (Central davUstht time). Bloomington. seat of Indiana University. Is about GO miles southwest of Indianapolis, Man Gives First- Hand Account of Deathly Accident BLOOMINGTON. md., ALI« 10- ffl'f —Everett Mile.*;, n Monroe County farmer living only 100 yards t presided in the absence ol Noble Hill, chnirman, and J. L. Gunn, vlcc-ch:urm;:n. Kiiuinte Committee Itrpnrls Tn the rrport of the Hnancc committee, presented to the boivrrt by L. E, Old. Jr., It wns .suggested, and approved by the board .that a fund chninnan ;tnd two vice-chairman be appointed thi.s month and thjit (hey nircl with the finance committee Din last week In Augmt to make definite plans for the 1050 fund camp;iit;n and io appoint commu- wmild make Tanfornn lose Its franchise If the construction work could not proceed. Asks Mortification Woods sent letters to the Justice Department the next day urging modification of n court order issued nt-nlnst tV\c former owners of the trnck to stop construction. Meanwhile, the White House apaln said Hint Vnu^han *ns ' f " Truman's permission tn 'testify in the committee's so-called "five percent- cr" Inrjrjry If the senators want him to rto so. Presidential Secretary O h n r I c s Ross snlcl he had "nn comment" concerning Ir-timony 1 Inline Vnti- Ehsin's. nnnw with Ihe Tnnforan nvce trnrk matters. When a reporter recalled that the President told a recent news con- frrpncc tlinl Vauchan has his prr- thc scene of the today gave this wreck: bus crash onrly account of the and I, nnd by the to Ihe window the bn Crawford Noble rs III In Stockholm Hospital Crawford Noble, owner of Hotel Noble here, who with Mrs. Noble Is on a world tour. Is seriously 111 in a hospital In Stockholm. Sweden, It was disclosed today. Mrs Noble In letter* to friends here and In Joncsboro stated that he Li a patient In Karollnska Hospital In Stockholm and that his condition is regarded a.s serlouv Mr and Mrs. Noble have been making their home in New York City since leaving Blytheville. They are on a three-month trip and have visited part* of Africa, the Mediter- snpan countries and planned to return by way ol Fraac« and Bn gland. nc t | my wife j time we got . i was hurtling and there was also something burn- Ing on the bridge. My first Idea was that l wo cars had met on the bridge. "People were j^rcumlng—I never heard such a sound a"d I never want to again. "I saw someone trying to get out of the front of the bus. "I couldn't get v.Hbln 100 feet of the fire. It 'ockcd the highway and the bus could be approached only through a field. "One of the bodies at the front end was- that of an umr.sally lame man. People who Rot out saUi .some others were unable to get him." Joseph Master, a farmer who lives 200 yards from the scene of the crash, was awakened by the noise. ''There wns nn time at nil until It was afire." he said. "After I saw It there was Jubt one mure explosion." nily chairmen for the drive. .,,-.,,, ,. v „„,. Tn tliis connection it v/it.s decided j mission to testify, Ross said that ihr.i previously plnns lor the cam- i "still appllns." pai'-m l»ui been dcEnyed loft long j Committee Chairman Hf>ey m- mul that all plnn.s ff>r operation of j NC> •'aid hi.s Rroup is cspcci.illy fhr KJSD campaign be completed by ' Interested In petting all the details Sec Rlil) CIU>SS on I'HRC 7 ns to why the Tnnfornn (rack finrxlly not irovcrnmon* blf^sme for Ihe con.strurlfnn aftrr approval hnd born denied repeatedly. The committee is checking nn whether improper influence hn^ fi^- urrrt In (he administration of federal regulations nnd in the award- itu- of government contracts, 'Hie inquiry st^mmrri frn:n dt=;- r] 0^1 • res nbnut 'he acthiM-cs of '.- V. Hunt, now n \V^shington N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10. IAI>) — Cotlon quotations: Oct. , Dec. . Men. Uigh L/>w Close 2919 2963 2918 2982 2966 2981 2376 2935 297B 2067 29* 2951 For Third Day There's HO NfiW Polio in County For the third consecutive day there hav c " l!ls and day Is still the final figure. Scr- no new poltomyel- cascs In Miss' slppi County, bn'^nless ' rmmsclw. !H;.vt. formerly Hie 127 cases rcportd Mon- | „.„ „ lieutenant colonel :n the Arn ,v finnrtcrnWrr corps and later \vor'»:ed Tor the War Assets Admtn- Is'ratlon. Francis D. Flanncan. a committee Inve^lKMtor. tcstjfird today that in<n' received a check for $5.000 In 19!S—while he was nil! with the lous attacks arc bring reported elsewhere In the state, however. One case wa.s reported on Sunday, by a Manila physician, and .since- there has been respite alter ' two months of epidemic. ~.asl week there wtrc 10 cases. a drop of \VAA~-a.s a rrtrvnrr to hrlp get the five from the previous week, ^nd j.fdn Beach Hotel on Long Island a drop of nine for the neck before that. Jly. SMS MM «Xnl33 LITTLE ROCK. Atlg, 9-^-,-Two additional Iron lungs havc been flown here to treat the state's latest polio victims. Charles Ma.ssey of the National Pounrintlon for infantile Paralysis. said he arirlitlonal respirators became necessary because of seriousness of cases received yesterday. "We are getting sicker children than we did last month," he said. The respirators were supplied by the Foundation's equipment pool at San Antonio, Texas, and Ilown j tn April. here by a plane of the San An- ' tonlo Air Material Area. The polio outbreak in the stale reached A total of 5"! cases for the year yesterday, and has caused (N.Y > returned to its owners. FTa n a gn n so id 1 1ir nt re turned that chrrk. but three months laler got anofhrr check for the same am mint nftpr he had left, the WAA and bad formed the J, V. Hunt Co., r» management counsel r>r firm. Flanagan said bis testimony wns based on WAA and Hunt company files. He sairt the Lido Beach Hotel wns leased by the Navy tn 19*2 from Frank Scldcn and his sons. Milton and Leon. Flanagan said the 1 N.ivy took over the property In 19^5 for $1,300,000. he said, Albert Le- wltt, secretary to the then Senator Albert Hawkea (R-NJ). Introduced the ScMens to Hunt, The Setrfens wore trylnp to get the ho- tr' back. At that time Hunt was WAA sjiecUl cauiultsmt.

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