The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1949 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 26, 1949
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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Arkansas Flood Projects Urged St. Francis Basin Work Recommended ^P By Rep. Gathings WASHINGTON. .Way 2S-W— Arguments on lam proposed Arkansas flood conlrol nnd IrrigiUiuu projects were hoard by (he House Public Works Committee yesterday. The projects are: A S2S.900.000 flood control ami irrigation work in ilio Gruml Prni- rie vice rei:iou; I'lmul proifolivc work on Ihr SI. I'ram'ls :inil l.illlc Klvors at nil rstlrnalnl cosl tif $!il, 100.000. Dt'epeniny the channel and stub- ilizins the bed of Hie Cuchc Hiver at 11 rosl of $22,750.000: and. A $-130,000 levee to protect Cnllnn, Ark., from flooiiwaters of (he O\ia- cllita River. Controversy developed over the Grand Prairie project. Assistant Reclimmlion Commissioner Wesley R. Nelson declared ymt the Interior Depnctmi'nt would favor tile $20,000.000 Irrigation phase of the \vork only if the department can construct nnd operate it, lie snid plans formulated by Army Engineers are inconsistent with national policy. The irrigation project \vas supported by Brte. Gen, Peter A. Fer- itiRa, president of the Misslssinpl River Commission, and Rep. Nor- •^.''ll of Arkansas. Supply Diminishing The project would involve taking water from the White River and sending it by irrigation ditches to the rice region, where the underground water supply Is said to be diminishing. Local interests would be required to pay GO per cent of the cos*, of the work. The flood control phase of the work involves expenditure of $5.000.000 for drainage and flood control on Bayou Meto, which drains part of the rice area. This work would be financed almost entirely by the federal government. In pleading for the St. Francis project, Rep. Gatliings of Arkansas toll! the committee that the river's Talley "is the breadbasket of Arkansas." The project, he said, would protect 500,000 persons and Z,000,00fl acres of land. Another Arkansas representative Mills, said the Cache River is very shallow and in flood time spreads over a very wide area. For this reason, he argued, the channel should be enlarged and deepened and tiie bed should be staiblized. The plea for the Gallon levee was r .sounded by Hep. Harris of Arkansas and Mayor Henry P. Epps of Gallon. 3ACK ON THE JOB—tJcrhn »vumun liiiiwuv workers .ire uairk :o work ifimn, now that the >]ock;uLe las neen lilted, ""hcse >.vomcn unload flour Irom a freight ^ar Miai mst .irnved from the •veslcri) xjnes over the recently reo|x.*ned rail lifeline lo Hie former German -apiiaL 4 Peace Officers Sued for $55,000 For False Arrest FORT SMITH, Ark., May 26 (/!>>— Four Washington County officers were named as defendants in a $55.000 false arrest-false imprisonment suit filed in federal court Thursday. The suit brought by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edward's of near Prairie Grove against Sheriff Bruce Crlder, Deputy Louis Downing, and Constable J. C. Duckett. all of Washing- Ion County, and Ard Keen of near Prairie Grove. They claimed Mrs. Edwards was struck and arrested by Keen at his home where she had gone to see her children, that the husband was arrested by Duckett at the request of Keen and that they were placed in the county jail at Payettevlllc without having been arrested legally. Mrs. Edwards usked $10.000 from Keen, the husband asked $5.00C from Duckett, and both akscd S10.000 each from both Crider and Downing. Landowners to Discuss Problems of Drainage PINE BLUFF, Ark. May 26, 'JP>— Landowners of Jour counties will meet here tomorrow to consider drainage problems which might he cated by the Arkansas Game and ~'sh Commission public shooting ound project In Jefferson and onoke Counties. Jefferson County Judge Wiley ountree said he has asked drain- te district commissioners of Jef- rson, Arkansas, Pulaskl and Lon:e counties to attend the meeting. Judge Rountree said landowners re not opposed to the shooting round project, but are opposed to recllon of dams across drainage Itches and want to ask the Game nd Fish Commission not to permit xistlng drainage. Air Corps Vet's Body Found in Swollen Creek FORT SMITH, Ark., May 2fi. (A'( —The body of an Air Corps veteran was recovered Wednesday afternoon from the car in which he plunged over n ICO-font embankment and to his death in Brazil Creek near here Wednesday morning. Woodrow Powers, whose personal paper listed both Oklahoma City »nd Tulsa as his home, had left his brother's home at Poteou earlier Wednesday morning. He was re- l»rted to be en rouie to Muskogee lo the Veterans Hospital for checkup. The Powers car skidded over the embankment and hurtled into Ihc swollen stream. The water when the car landed was 12 feet deep. Besides the brother. Boyrl Powers of Poteau, the victim is survived by the mother at Oklahoma City. ROMEO FROM ROMEO—This battleship gray convertible Alia Romeo touring car is Prince Aly Khan's wedding gift to his bride-to-be, movie star Rita Hayworth, The sleek number sports a blue canvas top and blue leather upholstery. The couple will be married in Aly's Riviera villa. Back Again! 100% Pure Creosote WHITE PAINT For the First Time Since Before the War! Ideal Preservative For Fences • Barns • Shingles FARM BUILDINGS $O98 Per Gallon Only 2 QUART SIZE 79c THRIFTY 50 and 100 Store Mississippi Unhappy . Dver Marriage Rush JACKSON, Miss.. May 26. tlssissinpi's border counties are dong a booming marriage business. Sut the State Department of Health sn't very happy about It. Accord'ing to Dr. R. N. Whltfleld t the Departineut of Vital Statls- Ics, of the 43.645 marriages per- ormed in the state last year. 22,724 irides and 21,505 grooms came from itber states. These people came across state Incs because Mississippi has no aw requiring proof of freedom from certain diseases, 1 ' he said. Tennessee furnished the most visiting brides, 10,135. Alabama con- ributed 7,076. Louisiana 1,140, Florda TO3. There were 438 from Arkansas. Ram Storms Cause New Texas Floods PORT WORTH, Tex., May ». </p) —The Clear Fork of the Trinity River swollen by torrential overnight ruins, surged out of Its banks and poured through broken levee.s to hit Port Worth again today. The floodwaters lapped ominously up toward the residential and business »re» which was Inundated by the extensive flood early Imtt week. Rams last night totalled Into inches. Residents of one low-lying area. Llnwood, were warned by police loudspeaker cam to be ready to fie*. ' Raliis deluged north and went. Texas last night, causing at leust one death and considerable property damage. A freight train plunged Into a washout In Johnson County. An unidentified woman was swept to her death by a rampaging creek at Dallas. A storm unroofed homes at D;iw- son 20 miles southwest of Corsl- cana. I Another storm caused heavy damage In Denton County. Seven miles east of Clelmrne. near Keene In Johnson County, a Onlf. Colorado *nd Santa re freight ran Into a washout »t 3:48 a.m. today. Turkey Creek, swollen by torrential rains during the night, had washed out the track and the triiln plunged into the swirling waters. The engine and tender and five of 4fl cars overturned but the four- man crew escaped Injury. The flood marooned them on their pllcd-up train for hours. At Dallas, rain and hall measured up to 328 Inches. A. Battle Royal Breaks Orer Naming May Queen MITCKAM, England W>—Who's to be queen of the May? That's what all Mltcham would like to Scnuw. Two girls are .laylntt, "I'm to be queen of the May." Each has her backers. And neither will give up. Pretty Dorothy Smith. 17, was chosen queen away last year—to reign over the 1949 May Day celebration In this London suburb. Doreen Hodges. 14, curly-haired and also pretty, was chosen just a while back for the same throne. Here's how the trouble Congress to Get Future Fund Bills In One Measure WASHINGTON, May ?«. (/T)--Be- glmilng with the next session, COH- ires* will put all spending proposals In a single omnium) appropriation bill, Hop. Cnnnon (U-Mo) announced today. Cannon, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, told thu House the plan to lump «ll appropriations Into on« bill has been agreed to by Democratic and Republican leaders. It will be put Into operation at the start of 1950, he said. Congress now considers appropriations for the various government agencies In separate hills, usually a do7«n 01- more each session. Along with the omnibus bill, Cannon said, Congress will get H report on anticipated federal Income so It can determine how much may be spent without Incurring a dc- flclt, By putting everything Into "one great bill," Camion said. Congress can "more successfully withstand pressure groups and hlulipoworrd lobbies." Cannon Indicated Unit tho Appropriations Committee, which hiis thu final word on how money bills are handled, already hiis tentatively approved thu omnibus plan. UC PROBE Continued from p*c« 1 and not in th* beat tatere*te at the continuing development of th* basic programs outlined by Congress." Admit* OreraUtaf Rep. Elston (R-Ohlo) demanded • to know If the commtarton had evor overruled its security officer. Llllcnthal then said the commU- Mon cleared Condon and Graham despite adverse recommendations. The hearing had gotten llttta further than that when a neat taken. McMahon announced icre would be no further public enrlnen until some time next week, it that the committee would meet i u closed session tomorrow." Truman Says Morale Of Services Neglected WASHINGTON, May 20. {>!•)President Truman suld last night Americans have neglected the mo- ale welfare o( (lie armed forces Ince the war. because It "never oo- nirred to them that now we arc billing for the i>eace." He urged communities to provide iff-duty entertainment for the 1.600.000 young people now In the service, whom he described as the nation's "backlog" In Its battln for the welfare of the whole world." The President spoke exttminoran- eoualy before a conference he called o study the problem of "Commun- ty Responsibility to our Peacetime Servicemen and Women." Dorothy apparently had the crown cinched. Then the May Dn.y Queen Commltt*« picked Doreen to be her prince. But Dorothy's mother, who'* In chrge of the whole affair, said she didn't -rant Doreen to be prince. She named another elrl. That made the committee mad It took another vote of mothers— for queen—and Doreen won. Now Dorothy says. "I'm proud My workmates are behind me.' Doreen answers, "My schoolmate. are behind me. And my Mum won'l speak to Dorothy's Mum." As a sport, falconry dates back to some 2,000 years B.C., In China THE REAL THING—A «roiip of llorlln youngster* munch on the llrsl munucs they've had In over u year. With tile lifting of Ihe Hussmn blockmle, fresh hulls and voidable* ore nmila rolling into the needy city. Dynamite Caps Stolen; Sheriff Issues Warning FOHT SMITH, Ark.. Muy 20. 01')- Shorlft Kruck Muilihix wiirniul Thurstliiy llml somcom! hore inuy >o carrylnn .sniUli'n dnilh In Ill's xwket. A Iwx of (lyiminltu cii|xs Is inKs- nt! Iroin n ninija/.lnp IIIMLV 'I'lic loor ol the nu'tiil t'onlnlin'r \va.s Jrlcil out and about 6t) caps wi-ni taken. Tim loss was rcpnricd to tin- .sheriffs' ofllcc Woilnr.silny. Miuldux said li Li |w.s.slbl[' yoiintw tcrs mny have Inkon th« cups. He warnod tlnit any one of tire c,i|in Is iioworfnl cnnnith to blow oft n Hum's hum!. Obituaries c inal Rites Conducted Here for Fred Stroud Funeral services tor Fred Stroud, 3, of Hughes, Ark., formerly of Bly- thevllle, were conducted this afternoon aj the New Liberty Baptist Church by the Hev. W. D. Wallace of Hughes as.stated by the ncv. Russell Duffer. Burial was in Mn- ple Drove Cemetery. Mr. Strond died Monday Hughes following a .short tlhiexs. He moved to Hughes from Blythevlllc earlier thLs year. Pallbearers were Archie Quails, Richard Ford. Bernlc Enbanks Claxton Ejbanks, Robert Qnnlls and Jim Quails. Oobb Funeral Home was In charge. Negro Deaths t Oruvi'Klilo srrvlccs tor Willie Jnnc CHCIim. dniiKhtur (if Wlllh! 1>. and llrsMu liny Ollflon o[ l!lythi>vlll«. wnrn vnmliiclinl tills uflcrnomi at Iho Armorel Cemetery hy liev. N FiiTimui The Infant illi'il shortly nflcr i)lr(l) yi'.slcnliiy. Tho Honid Kunera! Hotnu WAS In clwryc. Funeral services for Armslcr Kunt 15. pioneer Negro resident of Dlyllia- vllle, will DC conducted Saturday i, 11 a.m. nl the Home funeral Ohnpc by lle\>. I,. D. Dnvcnporl. Ilnrlnl wll. be In tho Sundy ;ildno Cemetery Ho dli:d nt his hninti nl 512 I.or;us HlriM'l yi'.sli.M'dny. Ho hiul Ili'cil li FRED'S SUPPER CLUB South Osceola K & Xtfu Rend Courier News Want Ada, llythevllle for more than 38 yev*. 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