The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 18, 1949
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1949 BLYTHEVTTvLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NfNE Memorial Park Improvements To Include Arch of Mimosa Trees Over Hew Concrete Walk An arch of mimosa trees will cover the sidewalk being constructed diagonally across the old cemetery site on Chlckiiawba Avenue, a member of the committee in charge of Its conversion Uito a memorial park said yesterday. • Thirty of these fast-growing trees will be planted along this walk in February and "trained" to meet in an »rch over the entire len&th. according to Jodie L. Nabers, an alderman member of the park committee. February is as er ' as these trees can .be planted. Mr. N'abers snid. This section of the country is as far north as they will thrive. STREETS he said. Mlmose trees also will be planted in the southwest and northeast corners of the park sit*. Pouring of concrete for the remaining half of the sidewalk is tjxpected to be completed this weelc. JJ^ir Nabers said the committee was requesting citizens to stop using the dirt path that has been beaten across the site in past years. The new concrete walk parallels this path but passes through the center of the site. Area To Be Lighted A light will be erected in the center of this sidewalk, Mr Nabers said. A concrete base 24 Inches square has been built tnto the sidewalk and on this a 24-Inch high concrete pedestal for the light will be erected. The .-"dew-alk .'ill split at the center and circle the light fixture on both sides, he said. An investigation is under way to determine the most practical type of fixture, Mr. Nabers reported. He said precautions were being taken to avoid installing a light bright enough to blind traffic approaching the nearby Intersection of Sixth Street and Chickasawba Avenue. A portion of the sidewalk on the Walnv Street side of the park site will " t re-laid to circle the hug* red oak in the southeast corner of the -2metery and avoid damaging lirge roots near the surface of tl ground. Some of these roots have forced up portions of the sidewalk. The tree itself will be trimmed to remove dead limbs, he said. To Proride Benches Among the many improvements scheduled for the site are the in- •ytallalion of about a dozen white concrete benches scattered throughout the park, Mr. Nabers said. The site is scheduled for additional cleaning. Myriad low spots on the park site required more than TOO yards of dirt fill. Mr. Nabers said that 174 loads of from three to five yards each were required. It Is planned to plant winter rye Continued from Page !. nut. may then be halted until spring by heavy fall traffic. By the time this traffic subsides, he siid, the weather will be unfavorable for pouring concrete. Two crews are now at work on the street widening. A Negro crew was added earlier this »-»lt, Mr. Nabers said. Although originally scheduled to be paid for by parking meter revenue, the street-widening to date has been financed mainly by the city's general fund, Mr. Nabers said This has been done, he said because the general fund was swelled to about $30,000 last month by receipt of state tax refunds. Added state turnback Is expected in October or November. Still Have Meter Money Of the (14.000 in the parking meter j fund when work began about July i 1, more than $13,900 is still available. Mr. Nabers said. Thta, too, will be used for the street work by the time 1*. Is finished, he said. Parking meter revenue now I* roughly $1,100 to $1.300 per month. This will be doubled within the lext six lonths when the last payments for the meters are made to he company that installed them. "All parking meter money is going nto concrete," Mr. Nabers asserted. Other current improvements rn- lude filling of the lawn In front if Central Grade School and the Junior High School building. Low pots in the lawn have been filled f> end the formation of large puddles after rains. Also under way today is laying of tile in North Blytheville to end a Drainage and sewage problem that has plagued city officials for nearly 'ive years. The situation came to a head last month when aldermen made a field nvestigation of conditions In that area. As a result of this investigation, drainage ditches in this area lave been cleaned and enlarged tile laid. Drainage Tik Ij Placed Eighteen-tnch tile Is being laid along Moultrie Drive from North Highway 61 to 10th Street. The tile then crosses Moultrie Drive and 24- inch tile is being laid from 10th to a point three blocks west. Laying off this Ule replaces an DR. BARTON MAKES DIVE—Dr. Otis Barton leans out of opening in Benthoscop* and'shakes hands with Dr. Maurice Nelles Just belorc. Barton was sealed into the sphere and lowered into the ocean near smuggler's Cove, Calif., Tuesday. He descended 4500 feet below the oceiin's urface and was forced to rise because of a power failure. Dr Uarlon declared he would make another attempt to break the world diving ecord. <AP Wirephoto). U.S. Military Rule C"PP'*<* Detroit Girl - ' To Get Her Leg Braces Over Germany To Cease Nov. 15 BEHLIN. Aug. 18-«>i—The U.S. mllltfiy government will go out ol existence In Germany November 15. John J. McCloy announced todny Occupation questions thereafter lU he decided by the State Department and McCloy, as high commissioner. Military rule over the American zone of Germany cnme Into belnt; In July, 1945, under General of the Army Dwlght Elsenhower. He was succeeded by General Joseph T. McNarney and then by General Lucius D. Clay. Under Clciy. the Army gradually turned over to the Germans a certain amount of self rule. With the new federal republic of Bonn organizing September 7, the Germans will enact their ou'u laws ami govern themselves except In security matters and forc(-;in affairs. In Spite ot Thier DEriiOlT. Aug. U-WV- UUle Sally Porrett's leg brace was too hot for a Ililcf to handle. It was stolen from her fiUher's parked car after he obtained it from nil orthopedic shop wtiere It was made under a surgeon's 1 prescrlp ion Just for Sally. The brace \vas designed to enable 1 the seven-year-old girl lo walk normally for the first time. Since blrlli spastic paralysis had crippled her rifitu leg. Two small boys fount] (he brace yesterday while playing in a vacant lot. The thief hart torn open the package and tossed It Into sume bushes. Pretty Sally is going the doctor's office today to have a plaster cast removed from her les niici the brace titled. Her parents have promised her a red tricycle as soon as she learns how to walk with the brace. VAUGHAN Continued from page 1. grass. Only three of the many ? markers originally erected in the cemetery were stil! standing when renovation work began. They are the monuments over the graves ol the Rev. H. T. Blythe, founder of ttiis city; A. J. Clark and J. H Rainey. The Clark monument is located adjacent to the new sidewalk near the center of the sit« Numerous other markers which had fallen, become mislocated had been broken will be replaced and buried flush with the ground with the Inscriptions facing upward. Borrower ot Lawn Mower Fined as an f mbezz/er ^ Woodrow McCarley was fined $50 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on his plea of guilty to a charge of embezzlement. McCarley is charged with, borrowing a lawn mower from Gus Chitwooi and then trading it for a radio The radio was later sold, police said. open ditch that ran past new resi- d ences o-n Moultrie Drive and brought objections from these property owners. The aldermen found last month that the property owners had dammed up the open ditch to keep water from flowing past their homes. Mr, Nabers reported that residents along the Cotton Belt tracks block south of Moultrie Drive are "very pleased* with work done to clean that ditch and through it drain off that area. A metal culvert has been Installed under the tracks at llth Street and resulted in complete drainage of that section, he said. He also said that the other resi- idents having outdoor toilets situated along the drainage ditch paralleling the Cotton Belt tracks have cleaned and re-located their outbuildings, doing away with odors that have brought many complaints to the City Council. Model Plane Builders Arrange For Contest Here on October 2 Unions Unite to Seek Defeat ot Senator Toft . CLEVELAND, Aug. 18—OT— The Cleveland Federation of Labor will unite with the CIO and Inrtcpi-jul- ent unions here in an attempt to defeat Sen Robert A. Taft's bid for re-election no?;' year. William Finegan. federjtion executive secretary, said AFL leaders had approver! formation oi a joint political acllon organization with the Cleveland Industrial Union Council, the railroad brotherhoods, and other Independent unions. The Btytheville Knucklebusters IHub last night launched plans for he newly-organized club's first contest, to be staged at the Blytheville Airport October 2. Five different events lor three different age categories have been scheduled. Gas and rubber models will be entered In a Free Flight Division. electric and gas models in the Race Division, rubber and gas models in the control Line Scale Event: stick and cabin models In the Rubber Division; and various types in the Control Line Stunt Division. The Knucklebusters Club hus classed entrants Into four divisions — novices, aged under 14 years, Junior, 14-16, senior 16-21, and open, over 21. Those over 21 will participate In the contest • ut will not be eligible for trophies. Charles Bittner, secretary of the cli'b, said that more complete plans would be made at an August 31 meeting. The club met last night at the Hobby Shop, with both members and fathers of members attending, order that the show could be planned. Mr. Bittner said that a grout (leal of Interest was being shown in the contest, and that it WHS hoped that others could be included in the club soon. The contest is to be open only to residents of the 'Blytheville area. an exchange meet with neighboring towns. Arkansas Cartoonist Wins VFW Contest Award CLEVELAND, Aug. 18. (/I 1 )—A committee of past commanders of the Disabled American Veterans today picked a cartoon by Leo Joseph Roche of the Buffalo Courier-Express for first prixo of $250 in the organization's third annual newspaper cartoon contest. Roche's cartoon showed a vet- ,cran In a wheelchair with three but It is hoped that by next year question murks above his head. The the club will be In position to hold j nuestlon marks were labeled "Jobs," "Housing." anil "Hospital Space." It was caplioncd: "Don't Forget Him." J. Hugh O'Dontiell of the Indianapolis Times won the second prize of $150, and John Kennedy of the Little Rock Arkansas Democrat.- took MOO for third. Rules required that the cartoons deal with problems of the disabled veteran and bo published in newspapers within the past year. North Little Rock Man Drowns in Old Mine Pit LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 18— <:Ti~ Hubert B. Davidson, 'a. North Little Hock, drowned in a rjuol south of Little Rock ejrly today. His three companions, hurrying back ti> Little Rock tor help aftrr they were unable to rescue him or locate his body, escaped Injury shortly afterward when their auto- mboile plunged down a 12-foot embankment. U'ilh Mrs. Nina Eurjanks. George I'rnlx ami Edgar Davis, all ol Little Rock. Davidson was Slimming in a water-filled pit left by and abandoned mining operation The others toitl sheriff's deputies Davidson was attempting to swim across the pool when he sank. Tile body wus recovered several hours later by firemen using cr pllng hooks. Ko/ins Expecting Heir DEAUVILLE, France. Aug. 18. IAP)—Prince Aly Khan confirmed today *hat his wife, screen Star Hila Hayworth, Is going lo have a baby. So// Conservation Unit Elects State Officers LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 18 (API Alter 12 years, the Arkansas Asso ciiitlon of Soil Conservation District,? has a new president, RS Ramwnier of Walnut Ridge. He succeeds Reece Caudle of Russell- villc. Other oUicers elected by the association htre yesterday are John Fsulknei, Mena. first vice-prcsl- ctcnt; Tom A. Riggs. Poughkcepsic. .second vice-president: Everett Hog- crs. Paragould. third vice-president; J. F. Sloan, Black Rock, secretary- trcasurei, and V. O. Turner, Forrest Clly. JH. Pyeatt. Bcnton County, Gli'nn Wallace. Nashville, E.N. Oat- lin, Maivern. and E.A. Thompson, Hope, directors. when Mr. Truman spoke. He stood behind a table—to the rear of the President's desk—between Rear Adm. Robert L. Denulson. naval aldev and Brig. Gen. Robert B. Landry. Air Force aide. Vaughan was absent last week when Mr. Truman defended the army aide. The President took occasion then to tell reporters that Vaughan's absence was not due to any fear of the newsmen. Senator Mundt (R-SD) told reporters that because of the way Vauehan has figured In the Senate Investigation "I am inclined to o think the President will have i new military aide eventually." Mr. Truman said at his news conference a week ago that his opinion of Vaughan has not been changed a.s a result or testimony o Ihe special senate subcommittee It Is checking on whether Impropei Influence has entered Into the Handling of government The Pr<-''lent on more than one occasion has stoutlv defended Vaughan against criticism. Since Mr. Truman's remarks lasl week. VauKhnn's name has continued to boh up overv day at an Innulry. It was sure to come up today too at the Pre.-ident's weekly news conference. Yesterday the committee got testimony that Van- Chan went to hat. unsuccessfully. In behalf of n New Jersey company accused of violating a sugar rationing order in 1946. McCarthy Wants Indictment In that effort, (.he committee was told, he teamed up vith John Miirngnn. former Kansas city, shnc shine boy who came lo know many federal officials by (heir first names. Vnughan. Maragon has said, is his good friend. The sug-r denl prompted Mc- Cnrthy to demand that Maragon be Indicted for perjury. The senator spoke out after the committee developed testimony which members said showed that Maragon had Her] under oath. But McCarthy's Insistence that Vaughn be fired as coordinator of veterans affairs had nothing to rio with that Incident. McCarthy said he was thinking instead alMUt the testimony of Housing Expediter Tighe Woods last week. Woods told the Senate Investigators that his agency granted a construction permit to Tanforan race track in California 21 hours after Vaughan visited Woods' office and asked him to "please hurry up." Four days earlier. Woods testified. Viiuglun called him to the White House and Informed htm some frlenrts of Vaughan were interested in the race track project. Communists Urge New Church for Excommunicants ROME, ;. 1». (a-i—The pro- Commun'-i, newspaper n Paes* said today Italian Communists who consider themselves cut off from the Roman Catholic church by th« excommunication decree of th« Vatican may take the lead In forming a new church. The newspaper carried t front pafrc editorial which said the Holy i Year—1950—could be the jetting I for "an unforscen development of religious spirit." "If pontifical hostility should continue, millions and million! of believers may leave the ranks uf the faithful and turn themselves toward new altars.' the editorial said. The Marxtst-Lenlnst Communism of modern Europe Is, In itself. antl- reliEious. However. Communists have attempted at various times in the countries they dominate to form a church subservient to the state rather tha" to *nv spiritual authority. This Is the Communist nrmroach to the problem of satisfying the need of Europe's in- 'tlncjlvely devout masses for llgion. re- turalars Get Awnv With 500-Pound Safe POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Aug. 18. W--A 500-pound safe, containing "ome money, and automobile ownership and Insurance papers. wa« carried out of the Casey Motor Company offices here last night br thieves whn Inaded it into a car »nrt tlrovc away. Police said several persons who saw the burglars at work thought they were employes of the motor coi"nany, William Casey, one of the owners, said onlv -bout $300 in money w» In the safe. KiVon/s Club Members Hear 'Polio' Recording "People Are Like That." n recording concerning Infantile parti- ysls. distributed by the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, was heard by members of th« Blytheville Kiwanls Club, at a noon meeting at the Hotel Noble, yesterday. Herman Carlton, program chairman, was in charge of the recorded program. Quests yesterday Included Bolt Clemmons. Dr. B. F. Scott, Mte Williams. Herbert Shlppen of O«- ceola, Perry Barber of Lawrence, Kans., anj Chancellor FTancli Cherry of Jonesboro. Look what y $ 1909 DELIVERED Stof* and /ocol taxes, if any, exfrv 00 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKTARDS, HI., Aug. 18. (/Ft— (USDA1—Hogs 6000; market SO to 1.00 higher than Wednesday's average; barrows aatf gilts mostly 75 to 1.00 up; bulk good and choice 200-250 Ibs 21.25-50; top 21.50 paid freely; heavier weights scarce; 260-300 Ibs salable In odd lots at 20.00-21.00; 180-190 Ibs 20.50-21.SX); 140-170 Ibs 18.00-19.15; 100-130 Ib igs 16.00-17.75; good sows 400 'bo iwri 16.50-18.00; heavier weights 73.00-16.25; most stags 11.00-13.50. Cattle 2200; calves 1200; few canners and cutters near steady but. bids weak to 50 lower on beef cows: common and medium beef cows 14.00-15.00; canners and cutters 11.50-14.00; bulls steady; medium and good n.50-19.00; cutter «nd common 15.00-16.50; vealers steady to 1.00 higher, the advance on tops; good and choice 25.00-30.00; common and medium 18.00-24.00. Read Cour' r News Want Ads. TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL Beware of fraadalent operator*! Use the protection afforded by (he SUte and demand a licensed operator. Termites . . . Household Pert*. 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