The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 19, 1949
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FRIDAY, 'AUGUST 19, 1949 Congress Is Hit On Rental Issue President Soys It Didn't Vote Enough Money for Controls WASHINGTON. Aug. 19. W) — President Truman yesterday blamed the predicted lifting of federal rent controls In one third of the areas still having them on Congress' failure to provide sufficient appropriations. Questioned at a news conference about Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods' announcement that rent controls will be lifted by Oct. 1, the President said Congress did not provide enouugh money to enforce the rent control law. Woods called in his top lieutenants and regional officials to discuss the slepped-up plans. Officials said a determined effort win be made to lift controls first W so-called "borderline" areas— Those where sufficient rental hous- inp exists or .=oon will be available. There was no Immediate Indication which regions they had In mind, and officials snld such Information will nol be ready for several days. Woods earlier had predicted lh no community of mor~ than 100,000 population will be affected. Cuts lo 1* Nat) n-Wlite "The cuts will be country wide, not concentrated in any one particular section," l le said In announcing plans for the action. Controls will be raised under provisions of the present federal rent act which expires next July. It empowers the housing expediter to lift ceilings but to slap them on again if rent gouging occurs. Since April, when the law became effective, Woods has abolished controls In 133 areas. Still under regulation are approximately 1.000 counties located In some 590 areas designated by the housing agency. High-ranking rent officials acknowledged that the new decontrol policy means a drastic speedup of original plans. Woods attributed the new action to a budget slash by Congress. He .'aid (he cut In funds for the agency's operation made it necessary either to fire one-third of (he staff or decontrol one-third of the areas where ceilings exist. (ARK.)' COURIER HEWS Pitching Horseshoes Befo 1 de wo'—World Wo 1 II. that Is—the cushiest peacetime assignment the Army had lo offer a West Point graduate was at one of Us cavalry posts. Because,. w h c r e there's cavalry Ihere are bound to be horses, and where Ihere are horses there is frequently polo—Ihe *•!> uicie is iict|ucniiy poio—me sport of kings and second lieuteu- a lit 3 BY BILL! ROSE Naturally, this kind of talk-tall didn't, set well with Larry and. determined to get hunk, he went back lo the orb specialist and ordered a very special kind of eye: smack-dab in ttie center where the eyeball should have l>een, his specifications called for an American flag fluttering in the breeze. The d.iy of vengeance came Porto/ Zones Confute Resident or Philippines DENVER, Aug. It, (AP)—Uncle Sam's postal »oiie system Is confusing t« Roman A. Vargas, Jr., of the Philipp'iies. In answering i Colorado Slat* Publicity Department advertisement in a. mazarine, he filled in the blank this way: Name—Roman A. Vargas. Jr. Address — St. Paul Virac, Cata- duane.s, Philippines. Zone—Torrid. hospital an hour laler. he was minus the eye. The following week, in accordance with standard operating IUUSL never forget that we are all -irocednie, the Army presented him in the service of the United Stales linus lla| f closed. "Madam," he said solemnly, "we mist never form that we are all *\jiii .1 imiLu.MjiiiL 1 Kui.^h SUUSLUULU ui America. And with that h and reassigned him lo command popped his right eve open a battery of mimeographs in the A good fllieeii minutes later who post's supply center. the woman was finally brought t When Larrv rpjili/pti he \vnnlrl with ^m/viii r , n ^,,1... > ,_ . . —•- .- ""''ion Y.U3 mmny urougm lc •called he would with smelling sails and much rub- so a small white bine nf the m,.i.-* r ,i.~ i~i,j t L ._ Snipping Clerk Admits Killing Man in Brawl NEW YORK. Aug. 19. <AP>—Po- 'l«:e .-aid a young shipping clerk told them yesterday he won a list fizhi In the dark July 15. then dropped his opponent 25 leet to his desth In Riverside Park. The clerk. 22-year-nld Edward Martinez, was arrested on a homicide chirpc. He told officers that he and Edward Stou!, 23. had a tavern ursument and went to the park (o fight it out. He said he felled Stout and then dropped him over a r.iilinj: into the park baseball Meld at KMth street. When he couldn't, revive Stout. Martinez said he became frightened and fled. Police first thought the death *•»* accidental, but Detective Kri- ward Larken learned of the tavern dispute and traced Martinez. sole himself with a bollle. But, as luck would have 11, the Colonel In charge of Ihe post was a teetotaler—nol the live-iimi-lel- guzzle type, but the other kind— "everybody - on-the-Wiigon-pronto." And as for the Colonel's lady, well —she was every bit as tight-minded as he. One mortnnjr. when Larry reported for duty after a night of bar- flying, the Colonel fixed him with a ball-bearing eye. "Baldwin." he said in the tone of voice one usually reserves for a tarantula crawling up one's leg. "You are—drunk!" Larry, who "prided himself on being able to drink like a gentleman ", couldn't imagine how the Colonel had diagno.sed his condition until he sloped his way to the men's room and examined himself in the minor. And there was the- answer —his good eye looked as if it had been spattered with ketchup, while the other was as clear as the crystal it was made of. . Well. Benson wa.s what you mirht i call a resourceful man, and so he i went to a glass-eye artist and or| tiered two more eyes—one mildly bloodshot, the other the color of borscht. And after that, on mornings-after, he saw to it that his false eye matched the true one. shifting in easy stages from very bloodshot to medium bloodshot to clear. From then on. his cognacing caused no comment, and the ex- polo player might have shuttled for years between martinis and mimeographs if his hankering for horseflesh .hadn't led him to apply for an assignment which would get him back in the saddle. "Request denied," said the Colonel. ••Furthermore, when I order ; .............. ~- ""i-ii i mu^i H -• ujc-i-s ui uie rer.ortls ol Conrross ; man lo do a particular job. 1 expect showed that on Au» 13 he si«ned"a , him to stick to it. Remember. Lieu- bill authorizing a survey looking to aW " - < a parkway alon,; the Coco, Famous Circus Clown, Dies at Age 77 JACKSONVILLE. Ha.. Aug. m. 'API — Coco, famed Barnum and fciley Circus clown who performed Wore kinjrs and queens and played In at least 40 countries, died yesterday. • "The one and only Coco" was 77. His real-lite name was Geors? Hubert Herbert. He was a native of Calcutta. India, and Joined circus life tvhen he was three. Herbert came to Florida 27 years iEo when he ended his tronpinj davs and became the "health and education clown" for Florida schools, helping drive home health points j.itl: his humor. Gains Are Maintained On Stock Market Today NEW YORK. Atl«. 19. ,'.in — Comfortable gains were, maintained In the stock market yesterday on top of the marked advance in prices 'n Hie pr'vlous session, nereis and motors, which have rfiu been too far to th» fore in recent davs. were leaders in today's upward swing. They were mostly [ra< lions higher. PIANO TUNING \\iih the world famous "Stroboconn". The only 100% perfect tuning Nol available elsewhere in this area. RADIO REPAIR All work done by a government licensed operator and every job guaranteed. Why lake less ^han the best? PIANOS for SALE AND USED Sheet Music. Records, Supplies Kvery thing in Music BROOKS MUSIC STORE 107 E. Main Tel. 811 hpnn»rt *, '? "' SD ' VC the united States of America." ° f FAQE ji*,.,j itivrijyc. rui nj near the cavalry boys tell it, the Colonel is still wondering whether he's married to a do-gooder or to a dame who hits the bottle on the sneak 'Copyright, 1943. by Billy Hose) (Distributed by The Dell Syndicate Inc.) Fast-Growing Shrubbery Popular Until Growers Learn It's Marijuana PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 13. ( Ar >) -EiRlu months ago, a friend gave Mrs. Jem Trmrp some seeds. The reccis sprouted quickly into a high ornamental hed«e. . from the nlanis .soon did Slips _ _ tilt; same for neighbors. Then he:- neighbor. Mis. H. B Rama?" took a sprig to a nurseryman and asked for some seeds ol the "wlial-you-call-it." The nurseryman whispered when he ton! lier what it was. Police soon harvested and burned the neighborhood shrubbery. It was marijuana. Truman Forgets Putting Okay on Parkway Bill WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (API — Pmsidenl Truman acknowledged yesterd'.y he can't remember all the legislation he has signed. Asked at his news-conference If he has signed the Mississippi River parkway bill, lie said he couldn't remember. But, lie added .he favors su.-h a parkway and would sign tin.- bill if it came to his desk. A check of the records of Congress river. *» This finersilverplitewili lend your table its special air of luxury and graciousncss far longer than other lypcs... because (fsslerlnf m/ai,l. 1 lit forks ami spoons you list roost have l wo blocki of sicrlmg silver inlaid al lucks of bowls and h;,n,lies. ] M ,„ s |, ()w VOCL ikcsc l,,vcly riaticrns m our very fineitsilrerphie. Two blocks of sterling silver inlaid makes Holmes & Edwards Silverplate lost longer! HOLMES & EDWARDS STERLING INLAID SILVEftPLATt U.S.A. Tr,e price of Holma fc Edward, i, ,iill down. And even »i[h a modest budget, our convenient piymcm plan this fine silrerpUtt e«r to own. 52 pt«e service for R chrit i (No Federal Tax) 1 .CONVENIENT TERMS": A year to pay at absolutely no extra cost. DHEIFl S fire Sweeps 3 Barnt At New Mexico Track RATON, N. M.. Aug. 19. (/P)-A fire swept three bams at La Mfs» Park race track: on the *dg« of Kalon yesterday. Nineteen thoroughbred horses burned to death. 'IVo men were singed. Damages were placed from $60,000 to $125,000. The sudden fire sprang up unnoticed by park attendants at 12:30 a.m. Tony and Spot Mantlno saw the flumes from their night club nearby. They turned In an alarm «n<l «ped by w to rou»« tho» sleeping in the barns. Origin ol th« fire hasn't been determined. Fire Chief W. D. Moor* said » lucky change In the wind «nd action of firemen, jockeys ind trainers with garden hoses saved the resl of the $200,000 plant. Only a trickle of water was available from the two-Inch Hue to the paik. Tht majority of cities and towns In the United Slates locate their airports to the west of the community. Truman Picks Vaughan's Friend ior Promotion WASHINGTON. A\I(J.' 19. (IP) ~ President Truman yesterday nominated Col. Louis Ilubcr Renfrew, assistant to Secretary of Defense Johnson, for promotion to the temporary rank of brigadier general. A former assistant military aide to President Truman, under MaJ. Cien. Hary H. Vaughan, Renfrew went with the national defense establishment, headquarters when Johnson became secretary. He is a cfc*« frl«n<! of Vaujha'a. Renfrew formerly held a eom-> mission as a colonel In the Dental Coriw Reserve. There !< no word tot "Ids*" la the Japanese languac*. 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