The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 26, 1949
Page 12
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MOB TWXLTB BLYTHEV1LLB (AJUL) COUUEB NEWS FRIDAT, AUGUST 26, IMS Indicted Head of State Reformatory for Girls Submits Resignation LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Aug. 36. (*)—Mrs. Fanny Goodman, under Indictment for nuslreatmtnt of inmates at the Arkansas Girls' Training School, resigned today u superintendent of this Institution and the VOBMB'* reformatory. * Th* voluntary resignation vac announced by . Ben C. Rowland, little Rock, chairman of the Board of Control of both institutions after an hour-long executive session of the board. He said the resignation was effective immediately. Both institutions are situated In Saline County, about 16 miles southwest of here. The board met in special session at the girls school under orders of Gov. Sid McMath. Rowland announced that present head matrons at both Institutions would be retained. Mrs. Lavacla Prultt, M, formerly of Paragotild, ia head matron at the girls school, and Mrs. Pearl Home. 67. is head matron at the women's reformatory. Mrs. Pruttt has been on the school staff since May. Mrs. Home, formerly of Little D ock and Arka- delphla, has been on the reformatory staff since July 1, 1936. Mrs, Goodman, who paints for 2 hobby, had been superintendent ulnce IMS. She admits to being "past 65 years of age." Rowland said the board would make an Immediate effort to name a new superintendent. No other personnel changes are planned immediately, he added, but all em- ployes will be asked to re-submit applications "r the jobs they now hold. Offered Earlier Resignation Rowland said Mrs. Goodman pre viouslT had tffered a conditional resignation, but declined to say what the conditions were. Mrs. Goodman said earlier that she submitted a resignation to the board «ome time back. Mrs. Ooodman and the former head matron at the girls school. Mrs. Carrie Toland, 51, Little Rock, were indicted Wednesday bj the Saline county grand jury on 11 counts of .assault and battery and cruel and unusual punishment of teen-age inma^s who violated Khool regulations. In calling today's meeting of the board, Governor McMath expressed belief that the board would follow » custom of suspending public officials under Indictment. In a prepared statement last night. Mrs. Goodman said her offer to resign had been rejected on separate occasions by Governor McMath and the school's board of control. Mrs. Goodman and Mrs. Toland •re free under bonds of $1.700 each REFUNDS Obituaries Continued Irotn Page !. or assistance should present their ervice discharge. Mr. Stearns stated that guardians if incompetent veterans should not malte application for their wards on he regular application forms. They ihould apply by letter addressed to he Chief Attorney, Veterans Administration Regional Office. Litle Rock. Payments (o Be Made in 1950 He also slaled that It will not be iecp:«ary for survivors of deceased 'eterans to make application for his dividend. These cases will be automatically reviewed by the Vet- Tans Administration and paynfent made to the proper beneficiary. It is niportant that beneficiaries of de- easecl veterans advise the Veterans Administration of any change of \ddre; s. Mr. Stearns pointed out that vol- niteer workers assisting in prepar- nsr applications will not have information concerning the amount veterans will.receive nor the dale thej will receive payment. It is not expected that payments will be started until Jan. 1, 19SO. he said, and within a short time after that date the mailin; of checks is expected to reach a maximum of 200,000 daily. Mr. Stearns stated that after filing applications, veterans should write the Veterans Administration •incoming payments. Correspondence will only delay pajinents. The Veterans Administration should notified of any change of address after the application has been mailed, he said. MARAGON Continued [torn pa»« 1, statement for the committee. In this, he contended that "It appears there have ben extracted from this witness possible self-incriminatory statements by methods" in violation of Maragon's constitutional rights. His reference was to the July 21 session. Ehrllch questioned, too, the right of the committee to nslc Maragon about his personal affairs and lo demand Maragon's personal papers. He protested that oommlltee council had refused to return papers that Maragon turned over to the committee. The accountant's slory of Maragon's bank accounts caine Immediately before Maragon was called. Carmine S. Belllno, accountant employed by the committee, testified, among other things, that It appeared that Maragon was receiving $1.000 a month pay from Albeit Verley Perfume Co., Chicago, at the same time he- was employed in 1945 as a member of the American mission lo Greece. Marason's government pay was at the rate of SS.8CO a year. After the fruitless round with Maragon, the committee recessed unlll 7Mrs,!..v. At thai Urn* it tvpfcts In hear Vaughan. Chairman Hoey ruled that Ehr- Jich's statement would not be included in Ihe committee record in view of Maragon's refusal. Beilino said Hut in a closed sessinn with the committee last July 28 Maragon repeatedly had said that he had no bank accounts except here in Washington. B'.it laUr. Belliuo said, Maragon remembered an account he had opened in San Antonio. Beilino said Maragon listed his total income as only $8,000 to $7,000 a year. Yet, he said, deposits' In three bank accounts added up to $119, 608.61. Maragon, who was born In Greece and grew up In Kansas Clly, has beer^ a majw figure In the committee's hearings. Held Nu Of filial Jo* He has never held any official position in Washington. The committee got testimony that as late as lasl June, that Army officials were under Die impression that Maragon was acling as a liaison between SCHOOL PLAN Continued from P»»« 1. The principal objection most pto- ple in P«miscot Coiuily hive to the single unit plan Is the vast power* vested in the county board. This body would have charge of all the Wring and firing of school superintendents, principals, instructors and other school personnel, and complete control over the spending of all school monies which Is estimated to rim between »2,000.000 to tt.WO.OCO annually. The board would have the power to close schools and send the pupils to others. Educators have declared that real efficiency In high school operation .starts when a high school has a minimum enrollment of 250 puplla. Only two of the 10 white high schools in Pemtscot had that number enrolled last year. High Sfh*ol Attendance Low Pemtscot school patrons who have studied the school situation declare that the largest single problem ts lack of sufficient attendance in the high schools. According lo enrollment figures for the entire, county last school year, It appeared that of the 13,827 children enrolled In all the schools. 3,814 dropped out without •'moiling in high school. I! only half 'of this number attended the high school?, all of the his'n school plants In ihe county would luive more than the minimum o( 250 students, and all of them could be operated more efficiently, school patrojis declared. Another problem for which there Ls yet no solution is the difference in \ax levies in high school districts a.s compared with those paid by people In solely elementary school the White House and Secretary of Defense Johnson's office. Maragon has said he is a close friend of Ma). Gen. Harry Vaughan, tiie President's Army aide. The committee has received copies of numerous letters Vaughan has written befriending Maragon. Mflragon was attached In- 1945 to an elections mission sent t o Greece. Dr. Henry p. Orady, who headed that mission, advised the committee that Maragon was a "nuisance." He said he would have. , fired him had the State Depart' ment not beaten him to the punch. High School Bond Members Begin Training Monday Robert LJpscomb. director of the Blythevllle High School Band, said today that band member* would resume their training, Monday, after a four-weeks' vacation, when pre-school marching drill get* underway at 1 p.m. The drill will be in preparation for the football season and preparing for a Little Rock performance in the early part of September. The first home game will tit September 18, and Mr. Llpscomb said he wanted the band to be in good marching condition, long before then. The director, who will start his second year here, Monday, said that th* summer band program had been effective and tlial » good turnout was expected for the band this fall, since several new musicians have moved into the community to help off-set the loss through graduation. NEW YORK, Au». M. polio epidemic may not have reached even th* half-way point yet, and IMS is certain to be the worst x>lio year in U.S. history, says the National Foundation lor Infantile Paralysis. House Members Tofce Vocation Until Sept. 21 WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. (fly- House members headed homeward today for a 25-day vacation—without the approval of the Senate. The House members won't return until Sept. 21, except for a handful who will remain here to conduct formal "no business" sessions twice a week. Those are necessary because the Senate would not agree to an outright adjournment. districts. There are 10 high school and 18 elementary districts In Pem- Lscot. Property owners In the high school districts pay a much larger tax than those in the elementary districts, because they must support high school buildings. Pemlsoot people, especially those* residing in high school districts, would like to see the tax rate equalized. '49 to Be Worst Polio Year in History The score on the basis of the foundation's latest report*: 11,308 cases so far in 1M9. 3,422 new cases reported in the nation last week—the highest number ever recorded for one week. The total of reported casea Legion Delegates Intent on Picking World War II Vet os New Commander PHILADELPHIA, Aug. —)— Delegates to the 31st national American Legion convention began streaming into Philadelphia today with many apparently intent on naming a World War Two veteran as their new commander. Aa the city gradually took on a holiday atmosphere, two veterans of the lasl war plunged into the business of meeting delegates and ining up support. Thely are George N. Craig, Brazil, ind., attorney and Earl Oocke, farmer and railroad man of Dawson, Ga. A third candidate Is expected to establish campaign headquarters by tonlght^James P. Green. Omaha. Neb., attorney. Election of one of those three would mark the first lime lop control of the Legion passed out of the hands of World War One veterans. Legion spokesmen have indicated they believe the race will narrow down to a three-way scrap between Craig, cocke and Green. But while the S15.000-a-year job is of intense interest to every Legionnaire the big show, as far as the public is concerned, will be Tuesday's parade of ie,00 marchers. Legion officials say It will be the biggest and showiest ever put on. One official said oostmnes, muscial Instruments and equipment for the 15-hour parade are valued at $5.000,000. He added that the national championship band from Jollet, 111., is bringing uniforms and instruments worth about $65,000 a- lone, Thirty bands, 75 drum anl bugle corps, firing squads, color guards and choruses of as many as 80 men will be In the line of march. Legion officials disclosed they are hoping to have as their guest Monday 100-year-old Theodore A. Penland, Commander-in-chief of (he Grand Army of the Republic, which is holding Its 83rd and final encampment in Indianapolis. Peiiland is expected to leave Indianapolis by plane immediately after the final ceremonies there, reaching here sometime after president Truman has addressed the opening' session. Tills jacket knows its place and keeps it! Henry Thomas Powell Of Wardetl, Mo., Dies Funwal service* for Henry Thorn** Powell, 85, of Warden, Mo. •were conducted this afternoon it Oobt} Funeral Horn* Chapel by the Her. Rudolph Hickerson, pastor of the Wardell Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Powell died at his home in Wardell last night. He .was the grandfather of Mrs. Florence Bled- »oe of Blytheville. Born in Dale, Ind,, tn 1S64. Mr. Powell had lived in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri Cor » number of years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Thomas of Salem, Ark., and Mrs. Elm* Lee of Wardell; and two brothers, Louis Powell of Plains- viUe. ind,. and Leonard Powell of . Indian Springs, Ind. * • « Final Rites Conducted For Albert Nefcon, 73 Funeral service Tor Albert Nel son. 73, of Huffman, were conducted this afternoon at the Cofcb Fwi- irral Home Chapel by the Rev. Da- ' v.d McPeake, pastor of the Huff- j man Baptist Church, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Nelson died at his home near Huffman late yesterday. Born In New York. Mr. Nelson had resided in the Blytheville vicinity .since 1923, He WAS engaged in fanning before retiring. He *Ls survived by his wife, and one son, Charlw? Nekon, of Huff- msn. Finnish Communists Call One-Day Strike HELSINKI. Finland. Aug. 26. —Finland's Communists called today for a one-hour strike Thursday. That is the day parliament i convenes, and the day for burial of the two persons who died as a result of a loggers' strike clash with police lit Kemi. IT'S THE NEW Potto Strikes Two Sets Of Twins in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 26 IIP,—The latest polio victims received by Little Rock hospitals include two sets of twins. Btenda and Linda Ramsey, aged 20 months, Grubbs, Ark., are at Arkansas Hospital here, and Daryle Ray and Carolyn fny Huskey, Swifton, Ark., are at St. Vincent's Infirmary. One receiving official said she believed that these were the first twins stricken during the current polio epdemic, although there have been several cases of several children In one family contracting the disease. Two other admissions here yesterday sent the total of polio cases for the year In Arkansas to 692, the health department reported. through latt compared with »,<|» for the same period of l»M, the second worst polio year up to that time. In 1B1«, which, had ranked u the worst epidemic year, there wa« total of about 30,000 reported :ases. The figures and prediction » er , issued yesterday by Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, the foundation's medj. l director, who said: "Study of previous patterns of polio incidence shows that the pejfc may come anywhere between mid, August and mid-September. But the mid-point of the epidemic nei'- er has occurred before the second week in September, "If the peak ij reached earlv the reduction in cases is slower than U it comes later. When the peak is reached late, the number of _ new cases reported drops rapid- Dr Van Rip, - sa id this y ear ' s record of cases shows a sharp rise week by week since early without even temporary droj This year has been marked by an increase polio total to date a.s compared with 1949. in 38 states' Calling the national epidemic "both intensive and extensive" Dr Van Riper said the national foundation "has answered more ca"« for assistance in more'states ei-en thin during last year." He said "medical care and facii itles, on the whole, are far bette today than at any time in history' Statisticians of the Metropolitar Life Insurance Company announc« that a new study shows the chil dren's polio deatli rate is dropirln" slowly. ° The report, based on death among insured children under 15 years old each year since 1911. salt the biggest drop In deaths has beei among children under 10, and es peclally among girls, The statisticians said last year' death rate of 2,< per 100,000 chil dren was only one-fifteenth tha of 1916. NO DOWN PAYMENT!! B»G 8-CUBIC-FOOT REFRIGERATOR ^EXCLUSIVE SELF-D-FROSTER SYSTEM PUTS AN END TO MANUAL DEFROSTING 1 Refrigerator automatically turnj Icself off— then, after tbe defrost period, automatically turns itself OQ a#ain! O Thin film o( frost on ** outside of freezer is dissolved — refrigerator always works at peak efficiency. 3 Defrost water drains into easy-lo-remove, spillproof Hantlefrosier —can be emptied at your . SET YOU* NORGE NOW! 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