The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 10, 1949 · Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1949 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Entire United States Is Taking Notice Of Former President Hoover's Birthday Many Will Attend[ Ceremonies Today At Stanford U. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Calif. AUK. 10—W;—Herbert Clark Hoover Is 75 years old today, and tributes for tlie country's only living ex- president poured in from all over tlie world. Stanford will honor' fts most illustrious graduate In the Frost Amphitheater. A crowd of 12.000 to 14.0(10 was expected. The nrogram will be climaxed by a major address bv Mr. Hoover, beginning at 5 p.m., PST (7 p rn CST). His topic will be "think of the Next Generation." fc Even Mr 1 . Hoover, who once said. ""I have every honor to which any man rould aspire." probably was surmised by the stir created by his birthday anniversary and by the conqratulitory letters by the thousands. Two states. Arkansas and Maryland, proclaimed tod% "Hoo"er Day." Governor Earl Warren of California Issued a proclamation in which he said: "Few men anywhere have lived more useful lives and none with greater devotion, both at home and throughout the world.'* Personal congratulations were sent by the governors of rdaho, Alabama, Virginia, South Dakota, Kansas, New York and Washington. Mr. Hoover, born in Iowa and, a member of the first graduating class Leland Stanford University, was the 30th president of the United States—from 19"s to '933. At ''S he Is. as always, a hard worker, usually putting In a 16- hour day. After world war II President- Truman sent him on a tour to determine the world's desperate foo ( i needs. And in 1947, Mr. Truman named the former president to head the commission on organization of the executive 'branch of the govern ment. A whimsical type of humor, as exhibited in some of his recent speeches, has helped somewhat to ^ dispel the rather general impres- ~sion that Mr. Hoover Is a dour man. Discussing the Hoover commission report recently, he told of the little girl writing her thanks to a man who had sent her a book about pelicans. "This Is Indeed a very interesting thing," the little girl wrote. "It contains more about pelicans than I really need to know. "That," commented Mr. Hoover, "is the feeling of-the Commission at the present moment" after 18 months of work on Its report. Mr. Hoover's wife, was Lou Henry, a classmate at Stanford. She died several years ago. He has been visiting with his sons, Herbert, Jr., an ( ] Alan, and their families In Southern California. RED CROSS Continued from Page I. January 1. The nominating committee, headed by Mrs. Cornelius Modinger, recommended that Mrs. Hugh Whit- be re-appointed water safety .irman and Mrs. James L. Ver- ideff be named chairman of the home service work. Several suggestions for chairman of the Junior Red Cross work were made but no action was taken. * Retirement Plan FaTored Mr. Lee, as chairman of the bud- pet committee, recommended that the Red Cross Retirement plan be put into effect September 1 and that it cover all employees and future employees of the chapter, since they are r.ot covered by social security. He further recommended a. spokesman for the committee that financial assistance, rendered UH- dcr the chapter's permissive policy be reduced as much as passible. The perujiss.'ve policy Includes services rendered outside charter obligations, which are made at the discretion of the board. Other finan- kial adjustments Included salaries. • 211 Families Assisted Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary for the chapter, reported (MUFFIN HOMO WAX SELf-POUSHIKG v tn« . n( j re-colon th* iMthcr trim without tmj.hing or rubbinj. K in brown, tan, ox-blood, black. GRIFFIN ALLWITE and LIQUID WAX TRUMAN GREETS PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT—President Truma (left) extends a welcoming hand to President Elpido Quirino of the Philippine republic on the latter's arrival in Washington, for a three-day official visit. Others in photo are unidentified, (AP WirephotoJ. that 213 families were'assisted by the chapter last month, and that of the 10 families given financial assistance totaling $347.90, seven were civilian families, whose service was a part of the permissive policy. The assistance to these seven was S173.22. David Moore, who was a delegate of the chapter to the national aquatic school at Bear Creek Lake at Mnrianna reported on the school.He attended the school to further swimming teaching abilities, and was to assist in the sum- ner water safety program, which was cancelled because of the outbreak of the poliomyelitis epidemic. Those attending the meeting last night Included: Mr. Lee, Mrs. Haralson, Mrs. Modlnger, Mrs. Verhoeff. Mr. Moore, Mr. Old, E. R. Mason W. E. Hagan, Wilson Henry, W. H Stovall. Dick J White James Deal and Siegbert Jiedel. Read Courier News Want Ads. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. Aug. 10. lift— <USDA>— Hogs 7000; fairly active; barrows and gilts 25 to 50 higher than Tuesday's average; sows steady to 25 higher; spots up more; later trading slow; bulk good and choice 200-250 ibs 205023.75; top 23.75; highest since last Dec. 24; heavier weights scarce; few 260-290 Ibs 22.50-23,50; 180-190 Ibs 23,03-50; 140-150 Ibs 20.75-22,50- lew 22.75; 100-130 Ib pigs 18.75-20.75; Rood sows 400 Ibs down 18.25-19.15; few lots 20.CO; heavier weights 14 6017.50; stags 11.50-14.00. Cattle 3000; calves 1200; few good steers 26.25-27.00; three loads southwest grass steers 20.50-21.50 and 22.00; good to choice heifers and mixed yearlings 24,50-27.00; common and medium cows 14.50-16.00; few good cows 16.50-17.00; canners and cutters 11.50-14.50; medium and good bulls 17.50-19.00; cutter nnd common 15.00-16.50; good and choice vealers 25.00-29.00; common and medium 19.00-24.00. Texan Walked To Death Cell Once too Often HUNTSV1LLE. Tex., Aug. 10. <AP>—W. Fred Jones walked to the electric chair lor the second time in three days early today. This time Ue died. The 40-year old killer who Sunday morning won a three-day reprieve as he stood at the door of the death chamber entered the execution room at 12:03 a .in. (CST). He was pronounced dead at 12-11 a.m. (CST). Jones', execution preceded that of General Kerzee, 57 year old Dallas ncfro who was convicted of Ihe mutilation slaying oi Gladys Scott in Dallas in 1948. In his last statement, Jones said he held no ill will against anyone. Jones' last hope for life was snuffed out yesterday when the board of pardons and paroles in Austin ruled there would be no fur t.her clemency. On Sunday, as Jones reached the tiealh chamber ,an order from Oov. Allan Shivers stopped the execution and gave Jones three more days of life. . Governor Shivers granted the stay on recommendation of the pardon board which had been told it would receive new evidence in 'he case. But the ruling of the pardons board yesterday said, in effect, that '.he new evidence failed to materialize. Jones, a veteran of the second world war, shot H. C. Love of Floydada In front of Jonas' Floydada grocery store Sept. 27, 1943. He accused I/>ve oi interfering witli his domestic life. I'AGE SKVKN Legion Junior Baseball Club Guest of Post Members of the Blythevllle Cot- Ion Pickers, American Legion Junior baseball team, were guesU of members or Dud Cason Post 24 at a weekly meeting of the post in the Legion Tint last night. Members of the team were Introduced to the Legionnaires by Coach James Fisher of Blythevllle High Scliool, /ho served aa manager for the team. Coach Fisher also reporte" to members of the Legion on the team's activities this year. Post Commander E. N. Shlvley. at last nliht's meeting, appointed • committee of three to work up > program to assist veterans In filling out National Service Life Insurance refund applications. Don Stearns, veteran contact officer for the Blythevllle area, was naniej chairman of this committee and J. M. Cleveland and Virgil Shatieyfelt were appointed to serve with him on the committee. Th committee Is to plan the program and report back to the membership at next week's meet- Ing. Commander Shirley also announced the appointment of all the Post's standing committees for the coming year at last night's meeting. U.S. Military Willing to Compromise Hitch-Hiker Accused Of Stealing a Truck Robert Hnulsey waived preliminary hearing in Municipal Court this morning on n charge of grand larceny and was ordered held to await Circuit Court action with bond set at $750. Haulscy was arrested Monday by Pemiscnt County, Mo., authorities in connection with the theft of a 1939 Dodge pickup truck from M. H. Woodley of Blythevllle, Route 2. According to officers, Haulsey is alleged to have driven off with the truck when Mr. Woodley parked it on Ash Street, Mr. Woodley had earlier picked up Haulsey who wns hitch-hiking. 10,000 Infantile Paralysis Cases In United States NEW YORK, Aug. 10. (AP) — About 10,000 cases of Infantile par- iilysis are reported In the countjy —with 36 states having more cases now than they had at this time last year. The fipires were given yesterday by Dr. Hart E Van Riper, medical director of the National Foundation for infantile Paralysis. An Associated Press survey Aug. 6 showed about 9.400 case* through- ou' the country. Dr. Van Riper made the report following -a conference of Foundation medical chiefs and representatives o fthe Federal Security Administration on means for pooling finances for caring for polio victims. The states most In need of help. Van Riper, said, are 1 Arkansas, with 490 cases as of July 30. and Oklahoma, with 521 cases. The Foundation also made public Us recommendations for control of disease that have been sent to all state health officers. The Foundation urges a standard isolation period for polio cases of one week, or for the duration of fever, if longer. It was stated that quarantine for polio Is of unproved value. By Don Whltehoad WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. (API- Secretary of Defense Johnson told Senators today the military department U willing to accept 60 per cent in (ash and 40 per cent In contract authority to launch President Truman's arms program, H Is agreeable to the military, he said, to spread the cost of the $1,*50.000,000 program over two or even three years. America's three top military men —the Joint chiefs of staff—waited for Johnson to conclude his testimony before they made their report to the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees. Senator Vandenberg (R-Mlch) yesterday proposed a 50-50 split in the cash and contract authority to carry out the re-arming of the North Atlantic Pact nations. But .Johnson said his staff Has advised him that So per cent of tlie SI.160.000.000 for western Europe must b» In cash. The remainder can be In authority to make contracts which will be paid for Jn cash later, he said. Senator Saltonstall <R-Maxs> as |;_ ed Johnson If this authority would mean a firm contrrct to be paid for In fiscal 1961-52. Jf.hnson replied It would be. SaltonsUll asked If the re-aim- in? of Europe will mean any reduction hi the U.S. defense program Not Kill U.S. Arm, Johnson said no, it would not. He said he would not agree to any plan which would reduce "the ample security of the United States." Thlj military program, he said. Is Just a beginning to help western Europe and other nations "begin to help themselves." Some day. he ridded, these nations may be strong enough to bolster the security of this country, but that time is yet to come. Congress la wrangling over the amount of military aid that should be given to the North Atlantic pact nations, plus Greece. Turkey, Iran, the Philippines and Korea. In addition to the senate hearing, Secretary of State Acheson Is schedule for * closed-door meeting of the house Foreign Affairs committee. 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BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Broadway & Chickasawbo at establishing a long range plan of defense Bradley and the military heads of the Navy and Air Force. Admiral xiuis Denfeld and Gen. Hoyt S. andenberg. hae Just returned from a 10-day trip to Europe where they conferred with military chiefs of Atlantic Pact nations. They confined their discussions to problems oi organization. Bradley said the five nations— Britain, the Netherlands. Luxembourg .Prance and Belgium—which •signed the Western Union pact 'are tlie nucleus of resistance on which iny North Atlantic defense plans must be based." •Your Joint chiefs of staff have examined the defense! concept of the Western Union and have round that It Is in accordance with our strategic thinking." he said. Bradlry said no longer can the U.S. BO It alone on 'its military planning "Exhaustion of our moral and material resources would be Ihe result." he said. "For that reason, the Joint chiefs of staff urge the enactment of this legislation." Rradloy vigorously opposed any reduction in the proposed amount. He said every Item In the bill had been carefully considered, and had been found essential. The tide of Communism Is being stemmed In Europe, he declared, and added: "We are not Impelled by crisis, or desperation, or fear of Impending war " Bradley said that If there were such a crisis he would recommend —"and I nm sure you would Insist upon'—a greater effort than Is called for Ir. this program. Much of the discussion has dealt with n plan that Vandenberg, the Republican;' top man in foreign affairs, thinks may make the foreign arms program more acceptable to Congress. Farm Employment Oft WASHINGTON, Aug. 19— (JP,— The Agriculture Department reported today that farm employment at the end of July was down three per cent from a year ago. The number of workers—both hired laborers and -mlly workers- was reported at 11,773.000 compar- , ed with 12,123.000 a year ago. 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