The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1953 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 19, 1953
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TWO BL1THEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NOTTS ' MONDAY, JAN. 19, 1955 Arkansas News Briefs— Gov. Cherry Studies Proposed New Motor Fuel Legislation By The Associated PreM LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Cherry is studying proposed legislation that would Insure thai "no Juel, by whatever rime, that Is used In an .Internal combustion engine can escape being taxed at the rate of 61/2 cents per gallon." The proposed bill, submitted to the governor by his Motor Fuel Tax Committee, would scrap all existing laws relating to special motor fuel and establish new laws to bring In about a million dollars a year In.additional revenue. Among the revisions in the present laws which would be effected by the suggested measure are: 1. Abolition of the president 20-gallon tax exemption now allowed vehicles entering the state. 2. A provision to establish a mileage basis for computing taxes, based on the vohlcless gross weight, rather than a ton-mile basis. 3. Enforcement measures to Insure collection of all tnxes due-the state with a provision that "every penny collected . . .goes to the improvement of Arkansas roads," 4. Allow full refund of gasoline taxes paid by farmers on fuel used for agricultural purposes. . .. . . . 5. "Effective" enforcement laws on Import and export transportation of motor fuel, kerosene and other hydro-carbon products. .Wecfc'i Violent Death Toll Is Seven Two children were Injured fatally In Pulaskl County this week-end to bring Arkansas' violent death toll to seven for the week ended last midnight. • rour-yesr-old Rose Marie McJwikin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas -McJunktn of Little Rock, died yesterday of burns suffered when her clothing caught on fire Saturday. Her mother said she backed into a stove at her home. A 13-year-old North Little Rock: girl, Georgia Anne Atwaler, was struck by an automobile In the street In front of her North Little Rock home. IMW Official Wants More Liberalism LITTLE ROCK — A United Auto Workers Union official has called 'for'rnore liberalism In Arkansas legislation with more consideration of a state minimum wage law. Russell Letner of St. Louis, renlonal director of the Clo union, said state laws should parallel federal regulations on wages in Interstate commerce, Speaking at the 15th constitutional convention of the cro's Arkansas State_Induslrlal Union Council here yesterday, Letner also said adequate safety and sanitation laws for Intra-statc businesses are needed. * 'Ncw^fof Men In the Service ff, —T", 1 Five members of the U.S. Navy r- from this nrca have been paitlcl- < t paling In the largest training exercise held by the Pacific Fleet since World War II during the past two weeks. A 26-shIp task force, composed of cruisers, destroyer «5corU, submarines and service support ships Is carrying out the exercise which Includes such activities as shooting at surface and air targets, repelling simulated enemy submarine and air attacks, replenishing supplies and refueling while underway and executing Intricate battle maneuvers. SKABEE ON MIDWAV — Fred L. Null; conslructtonman, Con- The two-weeks operation began struction .Battalion, USN, son of Jan .6, with a scheduled break in San Francisco on Jan. 10 and 11. Four of the men arc from Blythe- vllle. Edmond D. Drane, seaman, Charles R. Bridges, boatswain's mate third class, both aboard the light cruiser USS Manchester, and brothers Andrew and John O. Adams commlssnryman seamen, both aboard the destroyer USS Ox- bourn. The fifth man is A, J. Book, seaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Book of Advance, Mo., lit. 2. and husband of. the former Miss Neila J. Flowers of Blythevllle, also aboard the USS Manchester. Mr. and' Mrs. Irving Alexander of Blythevillc, IU. 3, Is serving at the U"; s. Naval Station on Midway Island In the. Pacific. Two Blythevllle men, David D. Chlldcr.s, fireman, USN, son of J. C. Chllders, and George Xenos, sea- mnn, USN. son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Xenos of 526 Chlckasawba, arrived in San Diego Jan. 9. aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard, after a nine- month Korean combat tour. Charles L. Sheparu. seaman. USN, son of Mrs. E. L. Sherrod of 519 Park Street. Blylhcvllle. is serving aboard the destroyer USS YarnaU in the Far East. Master Sgt. James Bell, son of Mrs. Bobby Bell of Blythevllle, is to return from Korea Feb. , 23, after having spent 10 months In Korea. Prior to his entry Into, the Army, Sgt. Bell was associated with Montgomery Ward Company in McKeesport. Pa. Murder Probe Shifts to Helena MEMPHIS — Top police brass here hearted for Helena. Ark., today In « new phase of the search for the killer of Mary McKnlght. Police Commissioner Claude A. Armour said long talks-were planned with Sheriff E. H. Hlckey, Helena police officials and the Me- • Knight family. He declined further comment. 4th Socialist Party for Italy BOLOONA Italy (ffj —^Jtal*, got till another Social! t party — Its fourth .— over the week end. The new group, which formed here yesterday, called Itself the Social-Democrat party. It • splintered from Odiseppe Saragat's antl-Com- mclnlst Italian Democratic Socialist party. The Italian Socialist party, led by Stalin Peace Prize winner. Pl- ctro N,ennl,'(ollowB'rtKe Communist party line. Recently^'dissidents left this faction in protest against its subservience to the Reds and started still another Socialist party,'as yet unnamed. Army Pvt. Carl Stone, son of Mrs. Eula Noles of Wilson, recently completed his ninth month In Korea with the Seventh Infantry Division. Pvt. Stone Is a gunner in Headquarters Battery, 31st Field Artillery Battalion. He entered the Army In Feb., 1851. First Lt, D. E. O'Neal, 825 Clark Street, Blythevllle. Is returning to the U.S. for reassignment after having served as a pilot of the 483rd Troop Carrier Wing In Japan and Korea; Flying C-119 cargo ships, his unit '' of the Korean alr- el and; material to Korea and dropping supplies to front line units. has rjptfi a'^pRrt' of the Hfe Cjejiyerlng personn Pvt. Edward Bennett, assigned to to suit your needs The Farmers Bank Insurance Department can plan an insurance program for you ... a program that will'be fitted to your need as an individual. Don't ' wait, if you have questions in regard to any insurance matter, please come in and consult with us. We're anxious to lie of service to you anytime. INSURANCE DEPARTMENT _ G. H. ROBSON, Manager THE FARMERS DAMI/&TRUST D AIM ft COMPANY The Oldest Bonk In Mississippi County "TIME TRIED — PANIC TESTED" F.D.I.C.-IIO.WO Each Deport Member Federal Rwrn Sjrt-nt KKPORTS JAN. 29 — Kenneth Dlckson, spn of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dickson. Blytheville, Rt. 2. reports Jan. 20 to Lackland Afr Force Base tor cadet training. the Service Battalion at Ft. Knox Ky., has been visiting* in Blythe vllle with his brother,'Bob BenneLt John J. Hicks, seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hicks o Kclser. is serving aboard the de stroycr USS Manstield. Army Pfc. Cietus C. Jones, Jr whose parents live at Kennett, Rt 2, recently spent rive day In Japa on a rest and recuperation leuv Irom his unit In Korea. ' Pic. Jones, who holds the Comba infantry Badge, arrived in Kore ast April and is serving as an am munition bearer in Company G o the 25th Division's 35th" Infantr Regiment. Arkansan Named Assistant by New JSDA Secretary R. E. Short of Brinkley Coniidered Authority On Farm Credit WASHINGTON (fi — Romeo E. hort of Brinkley, Ark., has been ppolnted as an assistant Jo Sec- etary of Agriculture - designate Izra T. Benson. The appointment of Short, now Ice president of the American "•arm Bureau Federation and for nany years a leader In national arm circles, was announced yes- erday. Benson said Short would vork In the general field of agrl- ultural credit. ' Short, who operates a diversified arm at Brinkley, is considered latlonal authority on farm credit, ie has served 10 years on the 3oard of the St. Louis District Farm Credit Association. He was a member of the Nalional Committee on Farm Credit for several years. Short was among the founders of the farmer-owned Arkansas Rice Growers Cooperative Association, lie has been the Association's president since 1941. A native of Illinois, Short has been Identified as a Democrat who supported President - elect Elsenhower In 1352. pott, vacant through th« recent resignation of former Mayor William O'Dwyer of New York City.. Elsenhower's choice Saturday of C. Douglas Dillon, chairman of the board of the Dillon, Read and Company banking firm, as ambassador to France, was expected to receive routine approval of the Senate. No Senate action Is required on another Eisenhower appointment: that of Murray. Snyder as assistant preae secretary. Snyder, 41, has been a polotlcal writer for the New York Herald Tribune, . . . Silver generally Is considered the best conductor of electricity. Thief Returns Bonus VANCOUVER, Canada (/»•) — Th« thief who stole washing from a woman's clothesline returned It recently with Interest. The woman reported that her wash found its way bac"k .on the clothesline along with an additional 35 pairs of panties Gainey Said In Line for Mexican Post WASHINGTON Wy _ Daniel C Gainey of Minnesota was reporter under consideration today for appointment as the new Elsenhower administration's a m b a s s a'd o r to Mexico. Gainey, floor manager at the Republican convention In Chicago las July for Harold E. Stassen, Is a jew elry manufacturer. Stassen, chosen by President- elect Eisenhower as mutual security director, was reported backing Ganey strongly for the Mexico City HARMONY HOUSE BEST MUSLIN PILLOWCASES z For 94< Where but quality r or Sean could buy LATEX PILLOWS 498 4'/i inches of deep sleeping comfort. A reed buyforlhese Foom Lnlex Pillows. Odorless, playing the most outstanding military qualities during the previous month. First Lt. Bryan W. Gay, son o Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Gay of Kennett. officer of Company B of the 321st Signal Battalion at Stuttgart, Germany, accepled for his company the battalion's "Honor Plaque," given each month to the company dls- Benjaman W. Belts, seaman. USN. son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Belts of Blythevllle, Is serving with Boat Unit One of Naval Beach Oroup One in the Far East. Army Pvt. Harold Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Collins, Manila, is stationed with the 28th Infantry Division In Germany. Pvt. 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