The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 20, 1951
Page 7
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1951 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Arkansas News Briefs— Four Hot Springs Men Named In Information on Gambling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOT SPRINGS—An information accusing tour Hot Springs men ot accepting and betting more than $61,000 stolen from a bank here has been filed by Garland Prosecutor Julian Glover. w Glover's information charged George Pakls, his son. Jack PakU, !^fte« Ault and Garnett Tucker with accepting the money from Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stokes. Mrs. Stokes is free on $6,000 bond on a charge of embezzlement in the theft of $94,602 from the Arkansas Trust Co., here. She one* was employed as a teller at the bank. ' * When she was arrested Aug. 23, she told officers she gave most of the money to her husband- to bet on horse races. Stokes Is free on tlO.OOO bond on a charge of aiding and abetting his wife to steal the money. Both are awaiting action of a federal grand jury. The charges filed yesterday are misdemeanors. Bond for the four men was set at $500 each by Municipal Judge Lloyd Darnell. Changes in Radio Station Interests Approved UTTLE HOCK—These changes In broadcasting station interests have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission: KWCB, §earcy. Ark., acquisition of control by C. N. Dodd, through purchase of the 50 per cent interest of William R. Smith for $10,500. Oil Capital Sales Corp., to sell station ROME. Tulsa, Okla., to John Brown University, Siloam Sprues. Ark., for $200,000. PSC to Look Again At Tax Increases On Gas Companies LITTLE ROCK, Sept, 20. </Pj — The Arkansas Public Service commission has decided to take another look at the tax assessment Increase which It levied against 11 gas companies operating In this state. Two members of the three-man commission sai<i yesterday that the PSC would review the assessments, issued by the PSC's tax division. However, they advised the companies planning to protest the new rates to do so as a protective measure. The commissioners — C, Howard Gladden and John R. Thompson- said they did not see the assessments before they were mailed out. The assessments were Increased from 300 per cent over 1950 figures. Motor Freight Rate Hike Appeal Considered LITTLE ROCK—An appeal from more than 20 motor freight*carriers operating in Arkansas for an increase in intrastate rates has been taken under advisement by the State Public Service Commission. The carriers asked for increases ranging from 7.3 to 14.6 per »cent. A witness, J. D. Hughett, manager of Southwestern Freight'Bu- "reau, Dallas, Tex., estimated the boost would average about 10 per cent. Proponents of the increase pointed out that the carriers have not had a rate boost since Dec. 1, 1948. Conway Body Company Postpones Union Vote CONWAY—An election at the Ward Body Works, Inc., here to determine if employes wish to be represented by a union has been postponed indefinitely. The National Labor Relations Board postponed the vote yesterday on request of two officials of the CIO United Auto Workers union. The two officials, Jack Crump and William Kimberling, gave no reason for their action other than to say they had "evidence to justify it." —Courier News Photo COTTON BURNS—Gin workers (above) remove cotton from a stall in the cotton house following a small fire last night at the O. W. Coppedge Gin Co. on West Highway 18. Fire Chief Roy Head said the fire apparently began while cotton was being unloaded from a truck and blown into the cotton house through a suction tube. A small piece of metal like a nail apparently was caught up with some at the cotton and caused a spark, he said. Firemen, aided by a sprinkler system installed by Mr. Coppedge when the cotton house was built two years ago, restricted the blaze to two stalls. Mr. Coppedge said today that damage had not been completely computed yet but estimated that it would not exceed 10 bales. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111.. Sept. 20. </P)—(TJSDA)—Hogs 9,000; fairly active; weights 180 Ibs up strong to 10 higher; lighter weights and sows strong to 25 higher; bulk choice 190-250 lb s 20.75-21.00; practical top 21.10 for seberal loads mostly choice 210-225 lbs; on load 21.25; odd lots 260-300 lbs '19.75- 20.50; 150-180 Ibs 19.50-20.75; mst- 2050; 150-180 lbs 19.50-20.75, most- '00-110 lbs 16.00-17.00; sows 400 Ibs down 17.25-13.25; few 18.50; heavier sows 15.75-17.00; stags 13.50-15.70; boars 11.50-15.00. Cattle 2250; calves 1000; prime yearling steers 37.00. The U.S. Army says three fourths of all its enlisted men have attended high school. German Youths DiVa For Salvage Metal HEIDELBERG, Germany (API- Bold young West Germans are making a living today from the German army's panic of defeat in 1945 Along the placid Necksr River they are carrying on a daily Job both dangerous and rewarding: diving for war material thrown away by retreating Wehrmacht troops. It Is not officially permitted, biu the youngsters, ranging in age from 17 to 23, are doing it anyway. Thej say they can't find Jobs and thai scrap metal brings them at leas enough to live on. West Germany Is badly short of scrap and it is quickly snapped up by dealers. The youths have dragged up bazookas, bushels of rifle cartridges, small arms and other war equipment, now rusted beyond usefulness except t scrap. Read Courier News Classified Ads North Little Rock Police Hearing Scheduled NORTH LITTLE ROCK—A public hearing on the suspension of a North Little Rock police officer for allegedly mistreating a prisoner has been set for Sept. 27. The Civil Service Commission scheduled the hearing at the request of the suspended officer, r. L. (Buddy) Morgan. Morgan was suspended last week by Police Chief Jack Pyle following charges that R. L. Blenden, 51, of Jacksonville, was beaten while confined in jail here. 'Lethargic? May Stop at Osceo/o Or Caruthersville on River Trip CAIRO, 111., Sept. 20. (AP) "We're getting weary and want to get going again." So said Mary Ellen McGrady, 24. ,ef Washlntgon, skipper of the raft Lethargia, on which she, two men and another girl plant to reach New Orleans. All are unmarried. . "We might get away today. If not then, we will leave here Friday." Miss McGrady explained one of the men, Milton Bordon of New Bedford, Mass., has a Job waiting for him In October." "We could make New Orleans In 12 days if everything went right," the skipper declared. "But nothing ever goes right. "We never made definite plans because too many things enter Into It when four people are involved. "It's like taking a car ride down a beautiful highway. The scenery is pretty, you sometimes get tired at it, but you still like the scenery." L^ The party's new stop is still W'Houbt. Miss McGrady said they were asked !>y officials of Tiptonville, Tenn., to visit there. That is 87 mlK* down the Mississippi River from Cairo. "We don't know if we'can make it the first night or not," she said "We'll probably pull up wherever we are when it gets dark." Other possible first-night stops are Caruthersville, Mo., and Osceola Ark. The raft left New Kensington. Pa. June 10. down the Ohio River. They halted here several days to test the Mississippi currents. Rlvermen hat warned the group the turrent In the big river could be dangerous. They bought some extra lif Jackets for use "just In case." Utilities Seek Court Order Action Would Halt Steam Co-Op Contracts LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 20. — Private utilities planned today to seek a court order to stop contract lettings for construction of a proposed electric generating plant In Ozark, Ark. The project would be built by the Arkansas Electric Co-Operative Corp. It would cost an estimated $10.000,000 and be financed by a loan from' the Rural Electrification Administration. Attorneys for private firms fighting the plan said yesterday they would ask Pulaskl Circuit Judge Ouy Amsler to issue an emergency stop order pending a hearing on the utilities' motion to suspend an order of the Arkansas Public Service Commission approving construction of the plant. A hearing on the motion now is set for Sept. 29. Co-Operative officials said yesterday that contracts for constructing the 30.000-kilowatt plant and stringing 544 miles of transmission lines throughout the northwest Arkansas would be awarded within the next week or 10 days. Geraldine Garcia. 24, of Boston and .„. — ,,„*„ — ™™. Don Brown, 23-year-old University Other members of the party are of Michigan student. Bordon is 30. i SMOKES P. A. OVER *0 YEARS—W. A. Stabbs, 2018 West Ash St., Is shown purchasing a caiton of the new larger sl« Prince Albert tobacco from Hank Hays at Hays Store. Mr. Stabbs has been * constant Prince Albert smoker for nearly 43 years. B. F! 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