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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 22, 1949
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1949 Forest Fires Hit Six-State Area Half o Dozen Big BloxM Still Out Of Control Today (Br the A»otUt»d Pmt) Hundreds of fire fighters battled flame* In nation ai forest areas of «ix western state* today. At least lii major fires were still out of control, three In the Payette National Forest of Central Idaho and three in Yellowstone National Park in] Wyoming. ! Four crewmen were hospitalized, : one In California and three In Idaho. More than 300 lightning-caused fires, most of them small, covered »n estimated 33,000 acres of timber • nd grass lands in the drought- stricken forests. i Winds that caused fires to flare out of control Saturday had died down yesterday and In Idaho, a light overcast raised the humidity last night. Weather will be the major factor in bringing the fires under control. James Kockaday, forester from the regional Forest Service ytre Control Office at Ogden. Utah, said tod«y. Major fire was * 7.000 acre blaze in Hell's Canyon tn the Payette yorest. It was there that wind-swept Polio Increases Throughout Nation, Hiking Month's Total to 8,000 Cases flames caught a crew, causing injury to several men. Three were hospitalized and Jim Knndsen of Gem, Kas., was termed critical. The jorge Is 7.400 leel deep, adding to the difficulty In establishing a fire line. Another fire near Riggins, Idaho. had covered 3,300 acres. Tn Yellowstone Park, nine timber and grass fives kept more than 300 men on the fire lines, although no park roads were closed. , Two small fires were reported In the Boise National forest but officials expected to bring them under control today. Other fires were burning In Western Montana, Oregon and California. 1« Die tn French Firm BORDEAUX, Prance, Aug. 22. W) —Raging forest fires have killed at least 78 persons In this southwest corner of Prance. ', The fires, worst disaster to strike France since the war .wiped out whole villages in their sweep over en area about 20 miles wide unit JO miles deep. Early today the Army said it had trie blaze under control but that troops were still pouring tons of water on the hot, smouldering embers. The dead include both soldiers •nd civilian firefighters. (By (he Aisotiilfd PreM) 4 The number of ner cases ol Infantile paralysis took a sharp upward turn last week, boosting th« nation's total of. victims for the month to more than 8,000. It brought the total for the year to 15,500, compared with only 8,430 cases reported by the National Off- Ice of Vital Statistics through Aug. 13 of 1948. a near record year. Last, year's 27,680 total was exceeded only by the 30,000 in the 1916 record year. In an Associated Press survey, North Dakota reported the disease at an epidemic stage there last week and said the state urgently needed more nurses. A few more heavily populated states, including Pennsylvania, Illinois and Wisconsin, do not expect. lo reach the peat of new cases until next month, while four states—perhaps live—already have more than 1,000. Some southern slates, where onset of the disease usually starts earlier, have hail a gradual decline, while Maine and Minnesota held about steady, and Arizona showed an Increase. Nevada, with only 18 cases this year, again is having a light, season, but health officials there reminded that most of the state's 22 cases last year occurred during the fall and winter months. The sharp rise in new victims added 5,000 to the August total during the second nine-day period of the month. There were 3,100 new cases in the Jlvst nine-days August normally IK the worst month of the year. ; The survey showed that some' large cities, notably Boston and New York, have been hard nil, while Philadelphia and Chicago were more fortunate than areas in other parts of Pennsylvania and Illinois. Generally smaller communities and rural areas appeared to be faring best. New York went into top pluce among the last of states in the latest survey. It reported 1.837 cases to pass Texas wWch had 1.448. Illinois Is third with 1.120 and California iourth with 1,065. Michigan was just under the 1,000 mark End of Hawaiian Dock Strike by Mediation Asked WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. («>)—The government today asked opposing sides In the Hawaiian dock strike to make a new eflort lo settle their dispute and if this fails to come to Washington or New York for mediation talks. Cyrus S. Chlng, director of the U. S. Conciliation Service, sent a cable to Honolulu requesting the new attempt at a settlement of the cripplhiB 114-day-old strike. Cuing told ihc striking union and committee that lie would be happy to meet with them in the U. S. to discuss the issues. Ching said the pressure of other labor disputes makes it impossible for him to go to Hawaii now as union and management negotiators had asked. Anglo-American Money Talks Open This Week WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. 07') — Preliminary American-British talks on Britain's economic crisis wil open here this welc in an atmos phere of bitternc-vs and gloom. American officials said it wouli require some notable foaU o statesmanship lo uievent the con ference from httrtini: instead of im proving TSritiKh-American relations he conference will reach a clima arly next month. FACULTY Senate Again Argues lent Control Problem WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, <£>, — The argument about rent control lor the Senate Blue Explode* Shell* ST. THERESE, Que., Aug. 22. rVP) —Fragments from exploding antiaircraft shells menaced army fire fighters combatting a brush (ire on the 10-JKiuare mile army proving ground at St- Maurice «n Kant today. The thells were buried duds, ammunition that had failed to explode durinj firing tests. The troops—more than 250—worked behind protective steel screens. No Injuries have been reported. Th« brush fire, believed started Jteturday nignl by c a releas be try pickers, swept-into the proving range of the No. 34 depot of the Canadian Ordnance Corps early Sunday morning. on Aug. 18 with 997 cases. Jewelry Store Selects Assistant to Manager Harold Thompson lias n&sumed duties as assistant, manager of the Diielus Jewelry Company's store in Blytheville .He .served as manager for jewelry store.? in Osceola, BJy- tluvilte anci in Sikeston, Mo., before becoming affiliated with the Driefus organization. Under the present plans, Dreifos officials explained, Mr. Thompsoi will serve in this capacity until next year and then be mad? manager o another store in the organization's expansion program. False Pretense Charge Admitted by Defendant up aga COW GAL—"Miss Colorado," alias Sylvia Canaday, will make the tick from Denver !o [he Miss America finals at Atlantic City in (his specially-designed cowgirl outfit. But when she steps out on the contest plaUaiin she'll he wearing the traditional beauty contest attire—a two- piece bathing suit. wiled today. The specific quc.itioti Is whether o reconsider a $17,500,000 appropriation which Vhe rent director, Tighe Woods, says Is no enough to keep rent controls going at the present rate. (Woods "ins said that if Congress doesn't Increase funds for his agency, he will \ e to lift controls from one-third of the areas still having them, Further, he says he may have to rely on volunteer citizen help to watch over controls in some ol the two-thirds remaining^ Proposal tor Direct Housing Loans Killed WASHINGTON. Aug. 22 (AP) — The House Banking Committee to day struck from its new honsin bill a provision authorizing J3CO. 000.000 m direct housing loans to veterans. This action came after Ihe Ru.le-s; Committee refused to clear the legislation for House action. Some member o; that committee raised objections to the idea of the government making direct loans for honsins- City Marshal Killed HAMBURG, Ark., Aug. 22. 1 API- City Marshal Mead W. Wliite, 64. was beiiten fatally at liis home at Portland alter returning from ni.jlit patrol^rday morning. White, a peace officer of !2 years, died early '.oday in a Lake Village lio-spitfll. Portland L- a .small community between V.?i-e a«tj Lake Village. Mother-tn-Law Trouble Tom W. Covlngton was fined $25 • nd costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of obtaining i Dean It, Miller was fined S35 and personal property under false pretense. Co\ington was charged with writing tyo checks to Clair Miller for payment of merchandise. He entered a plea of guilty. In other action thix morning cost.s on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under Ihe influence of U<iuor. A charge of operating as a barb? without a license against Cecil Ulm was dismissed on motion ol the state. Continued from Pat* '• Howard (7th Grade) and Mr. Earl Nail. Music — Robert A. Llp&comb and Mrs, Carolyn Henry. Physical Education — Fisher and Mrs. John Staples. Science — Miss Lillian Shaver 18th Grade), with one vacancy to be filled. Social Science — Mrs. Velda Willingham (7th Grade), M. Johns, (8th Grade), and Mr. Nail. Lame Grade School Mrs. E. E. Hardin, principal and 5th Grade with one vacancy in this grade to be filled. Sixth Grade —Mrs. Dorris Slaughter and Mrs. Charles Penn; Fourth Grade—Mrs. Prances Ganir-.tll and Mrs. Roy Brantley; Third Grade—Mrs. Jewel Fealherstore and Miss Mary Out- Inw; Second Grade—Mrs. Rex Warren, with one vacancy to be filled; First Grade—Miss Elizabeth Halstead, with one vacancy lo bo filled. Central Miss Sunshine Swift, principal and Fifth Grade teacher; Sixth Grade—Mrs. Lillian Frank; Fourth Grade — Miss Kathryn Rowell, Third Grade—Mr.s. Woodrow Williams: Second Grade—Mrs. R. A. Lipscomb-. and First Grade—Miss Betty Cox, tentative acceptance. Si 1 'bury Mis. E.'F. Fry. principal and Fifth Grade teacher, with Mrs. Dorothy Martin the v.'Mr Fifth Grade teacher: Sixth Grade—Mrs. D. C. McLean and Miss Alma I Peters; Fourth Grade—Mrs. George Wiggs and Mi.< Florence Moore; Third Grade—Mrs. Joe Trieschmann and Mrs. LeRoy Kirksey; Second Grade—Miss Mildred Meador. with one vacancy ^till to be filled: mil First Grade-—Miss Mary Hubler and Miss Beatrice Hargett. Yarbro Miss Minnie Foster, principal and Fifth and Sixth, Grade teacher; Fourth Grade Mrs. Gertrude Sansoni: Third Grade—a vacancy to be filled; Second Grade—Mrs. Edna Mclntostv. and First Grade—Miss Alice Marie Ro<s. Clear Lake Vt'hito Fifth and Sixth Grades—J. T. Simpson: Third and Fourth Grades —Mrs. Nclse Campbell; and First and Second Grades — Miss Lola Thompson. Promised Land White Seventh and Eighth Grades • University of ! Dennis Mullins: Fifth and Sixth- Catholic Paper Claims Ancient Ritual Ended Boy's 'Diabolical Possession' WASHINGTON, Aug. It. (AP) — The undent ritual for driving out evil ipitits Is credited by a Catholic newspaper with ending the reported "diabolical possession" of a 14- year-old Mount Ranter. Md., boy. Reports of strange manifestations bothering the boy had been made public previously by the Society of Para-P.sycho!ogy. It satd a Protestant minister Interested in the youth's family had witnessed a number of weird phenomena while trying to sleep in the same room vtlh him in one instance, the society reported, a pallet on which the boy was sleeping -slid across the floor ard under » bed. Inpanother, it said ,a heavv armchair In which the boy wp.s sitting with his knees drawn nnder his chin tilted slowly to one sirte and fell over. The Catholic Rertew, weekly ne-vspaper of the archdiocese, says the boy has been exorcised successfully by a priest alter entering the Catholic church. The review says the priest involved refused to discuss the case in any way. It gives this summary of what happened: •'A C:;i]m!ic priest was called upon for help. When the boy expressed a desire to enter the church with th? consent of his parents, he received religious Instruction. Later the prlesl baptized him and then successfully performed the ritual o exorcism. The parents of the ar filicted boy arc non-Catholics." The Washington Pest says th ritual was performed by an unlden lined Jesuit priest, both here and h St. Louis. It adds that the pries a.ved with the boy for two months, accompanying him back and forth n the train. The Post's account continues: "Repeatedly, each time the ritual as performed, the final violent rt- «tion would come from the boy •hen the words w«re spoken, 'I cast hee out'—a reaction of profanity no. screaming and the astounding use of Latin phrases, the priest was Math—M. J. Shivers: Music an Eiislish—Bobbie Mosetta Beaklej Two From Blytheville Attend Bankers' Seminar R. A. Pol tor, vice-president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Company, and L. K. Crowe, assistant Citshier, left yesterday to attend the .sixth annual Arkansas Bunkers Seminar nt the University of Arkan.sns campus in Fayetteville. Approximately 150 bankers from Arkansas are expected to attend the seminar, which will last through Friday. It Is sponsored by the Ar- ;ansas Bankers Association in co- peration with the General Extension Service of the Arkansas. Chc.stcr C, Davis, president of Ihe Federal Reserve flank at St. Louis, Kill be one of the principal speakers. Special activities include a barbecue at the Fayetteville Country Club, a tour of the University farm.; Fourth and Fifth Grades — Miss meeting with the Raiorback ] Thelrna Cathy: and First and Seccoaching: .staff, the iinmiiii seminar i ond Grades -Airs. Opal Harris. Number .Vine Fifth and Sixth ^rartes—Marvin Hart: Third and Fourth Grade. 5 — Mr.s. Marvin Hart: and First and Second Grades - Miss Ernestine French. Knhinson »sro and und Science—Tyree iported as saying. 'In one manifestation, the boy eported that he had seen a vision f St. Michael casting out the Devil. "Finally, at the last performance f the ritual (last May) the boy quiet. Since then, it was reported, all manifestations have ceased." The ritual of exorcism cons.-sts of aying of mass, special prayers. 's:iim s'nsiug and the sprinkling of holy water. Obituaries Mrs. Fred "alii: Third and Fourth —Mrs. Dennis Mullins: First and Second—Miss Aria Lr 'a Fowler. Sixth. Seventh and Eighth Grades — Shelbv McCnok: Third. Webster, tentative. Promised I.»nd. Nesro Grades four through eight—Jimmie Robinson: and Grades one throueh three—Lncille Tillman. Clear take Farm. Nejro Grades Six. Seven and Eteht— Thurmond Green: Grades Three. Four and Five—Era Mae Shipp: First and Second Grades—Theodoshia Green. Number Nine. Nelfro Grades Four through tight—Fred Payne: Grades One through Three —Mary Payne. Mr. Nicholson said today that It may be necessary to make some revisions in the faculty assignments after the school term gets nnder way and the vacancies in the teaching staff have been filled. Mrs. J. W. Banister Dies in Kennett; Son Lives Here Funeral rites f r s. W. Banister, 12, will be conducted tomorrow at tiic Maiden, Mo., Funeral Home, by (he Rev. Chester Yoey, pastor of the First Methodist Church at Maiden. Mrs. Banister died yesterday morning at her home In Kennett. Mo. Mr. Banister noted her weak pulse beat and called a doctor but she died before the doctor arrived. She had been inactive because of a -hardening of the arteries, but lad not been confined to the bed. Mr. and Mrs. Banister had marie heir home at Kennett for the last 53 years. She was born In UaUlen. Among Mrs. Banister's survivors R. L. Banister of Blytheville, a a!, and Bill M. Banisi^, a grandson of Blytheville. Other survivors include her husband; three other sons. Fred Banster of Osceola, Leonard Banister ol Washington, D.C., and Coy Banister of Kennett; twj daughters, Miss Beralce Banister of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. R. F. Adam* of Kennett; 16 grandchildren »nd four great grandchildren. Burial will be at the Oak Rldg* Cemetery at Kennett, • • • Mrs. Arah Selph Dies In Want City, Florida Mrs. Arah Belph, 71, daughter of Mr and Mrs. E. D .McGregor ol 826 Clark Street, Blytheville, died Saturday in Plant City. Fla., where she made her home. She formerly lived here. Mrs. Selph is survived by five children, a brother, Edward McGregor of Blytheville, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice McDermott and Mrs. Maude Bryant, both of Memphis. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow in Plant City. Weather forecasting may get aid from the development of giant electronic computers. RITZ* THEATRE Manila, Ark. yolf tournament, and the annual al I fresco dinner, Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111., i Aug. 22 (AP) — (USDAt— Ho§s 11,- Sixth Grade — Jimmie Wfirren. 50',); wrfghts 160 ]bs up strong to -™ (1 principal; Filth Grade—Ollie mr.stly 25 higher; spots up 50 cents: ; Howard; Fourth Grade — Corinnc lighter weights very uneven- some Pfi'loii; Third Grade—Oteria O'- sate.s '25 to 1.00 lower- j-mvs i!o to 50 Rerir: Second Grade—Emma Les- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya —I.-P) — The Malay mothers-In-law are to blnnie. So insists tnorieru-think- iug Malayfts who are trying to jieak clown the conservative tradition that brings bankruptcy to a family when one of the children gets married. Tiie Malay wedding, even in ihe ] most poverishcd kampongs iscttle-! mcnts) of Malaya, cost upwards of j 52,750. And it's the hidebound mo- ' Iher-in-law who demands that the tradition be upheld even it it cripples family Cuiances to the cx- iciu that'houses have to he mortgaged says the Penang branch of Vbr United Malay National Organization. higher; some -sales up more; good, and cl'.oice. 203-250 Ibs 21.50-15: pnrtica! top 21,75; -short loati at 22.1)0; 201-280 Ibs 2050-21.25; 325 Ibs 1900; 'RO-190 Ib.s '>1.0i'-25; Hfl-170 Ibs 17.75-20.00: few at 17.50; 100-130 Ibs 15.00-1750: few lu>hLs down to | H.50; good sows 400 Ibs down 17/018.50; ll:re- loads of choice 320 Ibs 1S.CO; i:cavicr weights 13.25-16.50; slags 11 00-13.50. Cattle 75CO: calves 2200; few high "ootl and thoice .steers ancl heifcvs Rear: ter: and First Grade — Marilyn Watkins. Kim Sfrerl Grade School "Former Harrison Grade School) Robert Wiley. princinal and Sixth Grade Teacher: Fifth Grade i —Bessie Partee Ivy; Fourth Grade — Eva Mae K'.rkscy: Third Grade— Artis Sawyer: Second Grade — Willie Mae Robinson: and First Gr.itle—Orlavia Shivers. Richard B. Harri High School George f3. Hollis. principal: Vo- 'ationnl Agriculture—Ayre Lester; NEW Bo* Optns WM* D»js 1:9t p.m. Matinee Saturday & Sundays M»t.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. Show! EVER* NIGHT Lust lime Today 'RED CANYON" with Ann Blyth Also Shorts Monday & Tuesday "ADVENTURE IN BALTIMORE" with Robert Young, • Shirley Temple, and John Agar Warner News &, Short SKY BLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. Shi>» Starts Weekday: 1:00 p.BL aaturda> and Sunday: Conti showing from 1:W) p.m. LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER about steady at last week's clrxse, Home Economics—Helen" ttunn; Librarian and Study Hall teacher-*- C;irric B. White: English — Condone on cows; bulls oprnitii; 2:> (o .stance Steward; English and Social 50 lower; medium and good 17-00- Science — Earlcne Townes: Social IB.iO. Science and Science—Annie Home; 21.00-50: some medium and aood mixed yearlings 22.00-'JG.iO; littie Tuesday "CRIME DOCTOR'S DIARY" with Warner Baxter and Adele Jergen* Also Shorts I.asl Time Todav (DOUBLE FEATURE) "MIRACLE OF THE BELLS" with Fred MacMurray. Frank Sinatra, and ValH "VARIETY TIME" with Leon Errol and Edgar Kennedy Also Cartoon and Late World i Miles North or Blythevilte Boi Office Opens at 6:45 Show Starts 1:39 Last Time Today 'BLOOD ON THE MOON' nith Robert Milchum and Barbara Bel Geddes Also Shorts Tuesday "DILL1NGER" with Lawrence Tierney Edmund Lowe, and Anne Jeffreys Read Coi 1 ' r News Want Ads, SKY Only Chrysler Offers DRIVE-IN THEATER Dmr through high irater... 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