PAGE TEN BLYTHEV1LLK (ARK.) COURIER NEW» RA'i'UKUAi, Explosions Shred 31 Homes in New York 1ONDON, Sep«. 21. (AP) — Buckinsliain Palace >ald tonight •Inc O«orje hM rot been operated upon »na probably will no! be tonight. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Sept. 22. (#) —Citizens o( Jasliionable Brighton, stll! half stunned, today picked through debris left by a series ol terrific blasts that shredded or set lire to 31 residences. Three persons died yesterday the explosions, which sent homes In an eight-block area booming sky- word with a noise "like a giant string of firecrackers." All estimated 20 to 25 persons were Injured. New York's state safety commissioner, Thomas W. Hyan, arrived earlv today to join a many-pronged Investigation Into the cause of the Wast which probably caused damage of approximately $1,000.000. As the state, Monroe County, city and town of Brighton officials began an investigation, the president o( the Rochester Gas & Electric Co. Mid a workman's lantern me.y have touched off the chain reaction explosions. Alexander M. Beeuec added that a regulator valve in a principal main apparently failed. He said an explosive mixture may have accumulated then iii the regulator vault beneath the street and been ignited through a vent by a lantern left nearby at a sidewalk construction project. Fifteen homes were demolished and 18 others damaged by the explosions or resulting fires. Three persons were hospitalized. Two of the victims were burned seriously, another cut by flying debris. The injured included six firemen. A police guard, to protect against looting, was reinforced by troops rein Sampson Air Force base. EDSON Contuieud from Page I on legalized gambling, Plenty of Soil Machined In Nevada there are city and county taxes on clot machines. These taxes run as high a» 52-10 a year on each machine. But being legalized, they flourish. Nevada had, ta of recent count, 6900 slat ma- mhlnes. With a population of 158,000 people, that would menu one machine for every 23 Inhabitants—men, women and children—or roughly one for every eight adult males. It's the out-of-£tat< tourists, : howcver. wlin are said to do most of the playing. The native* just live off the profits. Nevada also has a 2 per cent state tax on the gross take of every gambling house. According to figures furnished to the eSnate Finance Committee by Sen. Pnt McCftrran , ot Nevada, the state collected $770,000 from this source last year. This would mean that in Nevada, gambling was a $38.5 million Industry last ye*r. Nevada has no race tracks at pres- «nt, though there are plans afoot to open one near Lai Vegas. Even without tracks of its own, Nevada hai what are known as race track parlors. They have direct wires frotv the tracks and o|»rat« a. good bit like brokerage shops. Anyone can go hi and bet on any horse, any place and lose or be paid off al track octds. Senator McCarran put up a big plea to have > these parlors exemptec from the new 10 per cent feitera wagers tax, but couldn't put it over He predicted this tax would ruin the gambling Industry of Nevada But It appears this stale and any other can easily get around th! tax by operating under the pari- rnutuel system, which is exempted from federal wagers tar. Instead of curbing gambling, the new federal taxes might just pos- stbljr promote It. Wait and see how it works out. 'Movie' Reds In Lean Days House Group Tells Conclusion! LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22. (> Communists and their (rout organizations still exist In Hollywood, bu 1 .hoy have fallen on lenn days. This Is the substance of a hectti vcek of testimony from seven co- iperatlve and 20 "fifth amendment 1 witnesses before a House stibcom nil tec on Un-American activities The witnesses disclosed (hat: 1. While once there were abou O reds among the film Industry"i 10.000 workers, that number wa. greatly reduced after World War I when the United States and Russia ceased to be allies. 2. Communists tried (utllely U influence the content of movies b attempting to Infiltrate Ihe screei writer's Kulld, which at the pea' had 50 Reels among 900 and 1,00 members. 3. Reds milked Hollywood of mil lions of dollnrs and sponsored Iron organizations like the antl-Na? league to which many non-Com ntaUs contributed heavily. Negro Deaths Rites for Charlie McCoy To Be Held Tomorrow Services tor Charlie McCoy, 6 will be conducted Sunday at 11 a.m at the Nemiah Temple Church her with Elder M. Jones, pastor, off! elating. McCoy died Tuesday nigh at Ills home on West Highway IB. He leaves his wife, Anna a son Willie McCoy of St. Louis; tw daughters, Letha Westbroolc an Eddie Mne Fowler, both of Blythe vllle. Caston Funeral Home Is In charg • * * Services Conducted For Accident Victim Services for Calvin Davis, 37, killed In a truck accident Wednesday night, were to be conducted at 1 p,m. today at Earle, Ark., by Rev. James H. Johnson, He leaves hl.s wife, Virginia: a son. Sonny Davis; his mother, Sylvia Wilson; his father. Jimmy Dn- vis; and two sisters and one brother. Caston Fncrual Home is in charge. Arkantai H»w* trhit— Two College Students Die n Car Wreck By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTICBLLO—Two student* from Arkansas A. and M. College here were killed when their automobile left a street and crashed Into a utility pole !&st night. They were J. c. Kaslah, 23, of- Pine Bluff, a Navy veteran, and Charles Stuart, 19, of Carlisle. • * • freight Rate Hiked LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a six per cent rate boost for 76 motor freight haulers operating in Arkansas. hughes Girl Killed MEMPHIS—Five - year -old Sheila Faye Huff of Hughes, Ark., died at a Memphis hospital yesterday of injuries suffered Wednesday night when she was hit by a car. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie A. Huff of Hughes. MARSHALL PLAN AT WORK—Gen. George C. Marshall, who retired recently as secretary of Defense, finds time now to visit with his wife, Kntherinc, in the flowar garden on their estate, the "Dodona Manor," at Lcesburg, Va. The general's wish to spend more time relaxing at Leesburg is believed to be one of the "personal reasons" that led to his retirement as defense chief. LETHARGIA (Continued from Page 1) Doti Brown, 23, of the University of Michigan, and GeralcJinc Garcia, 24 of Boston. Skipper McCrady U 24. As Mr. Hnl.scll's BecchcraH Bonanza N3824N circled for its "bombing" run, a boy anil a girl, the latter clad in shorts and a red sweater, could be seen on the deck of the clumsy craft en route from New Kensington, Pa., to New Orleans on a "vocation pleasure cmlse/' The The other couple apparently was pair waved a greeting. Inside the Lethargia's tent shelter. During the flight, the Bonanza wcavcd a narrow course through light squall and rain B tor in before ducking under a rainbow to spot the Letharelti at 2:45 p.m. about 10 miles north of IJlythcvtlle nfter a 30-mIn- ute flight' from Municipal Airport The raft wns drifting about SCO feet oft the Tennessee shore. Docks at Tipiom-llle It was accompanied by two smnl boats and tied up for the night al Tlptonville, Term,, after a 54-mile voyage from Hickman, Ky., yester- dny, ' The Bonanza made three passes at the Lethargia—two for the photographer—as rough air held the plane to an altitude of 250 feet for Us lowest rtm. River currents were moving the rn(t at ft six-mlle-pev-ftour pac< yesterday and the Lethargia wa: expected to reach BarfleSd or Osce ola sometime today, barring a riclaj due to .bad weather. The ramshackle craft and it four occupants were to begin thrli C5th day of travel on a 1,860-mili Journey which began July 19. Divorce Made Easy : or Woman in Cairo CAIRO (AP>—The French Ian? tage newspaper "Le Progres" say hat Egyptian high society is gos Iplng about a wealthy Egyptla .enator who divorced his wife jus is he left the country for «, vaca •ion abroad. The much-married and much d mrccd senator decided to rid him self of this "umpteenth" wife, Sh iccompanled him to the ship. As hey embraced lovingly, he slipped ler a small blue envelope. In Egypt, under Moslem law, H 'Uisband can divorce his wife merely by telling her three times: "I divorce thce". It's also possible to do t the senator's easier way, by getting the right legal paper. Tritons Anxiously Await News Of Operation on King George TO SPEAK HERE—Andrew McCurry of Hebcr Springs, commander of the Arkansas Department of the American Legion, will attend a tri-district Legion meeting at the Hut here tomorrow. Legionnaires from the Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Districts will attend the meeting that begins at 11 a.m. Metal Workers Leave LITTLE ROCK—Seventy-seven sheet metal workers who spent this week "fishing" instead of working are leaving the state for olher jobs, says a union official. Smackover Man Diet EL DORADO—James Wilson Byrd, 63, postmaster at Smackover. Ark., for the past 15 years, died In a hospital here yesterday. He was a brother of State Sen. Clyde E. Byrd ot El Dorado. Survivors Include his wife, a son and a daughter. Highway Official Dies LITTLE ROCK—J. H. Harman, stftte maintenance supervisor of. the Arkansas Highway Department, died at his home here yesterday. He formerly lived In El Dorado. Appointed Chairman 6. E. Tune of Gulf Refining Ci here has been appointed connnu nity chairman of the Oil Industr Information Committee, it was an nounced today by that organization As such, he will assist with th American Petroleum Institute infoj mation program and with plans for Oil Progress Week Oct. 14-20. LONDON, Sept. 22. Oft— Anxious Briton* waited today for news that heir beloved King George VI has undergone a mysterious operation or his mysterious lung disease. Many believe the haggard monarch will undergo surgery today. While some 1,500 persons stood silent vigil outside Buckingham Palace this morning, five ot the king's doctors hurried into the royal residence at about 8:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. EST). They were still in the palace more than two hours later. There was no confirmation from the palace that the king Is being operated on today, but medical equipment has arrived and one of the rooms has been turned into an operating, theater. The crowd outside the palace had grown to sitch proportions by mid- momlng that mounted police were called out to control them. Police had to clear lanes for the reel- coated guards units relieving the palace sentries. Expressions of sympathy and concern reached the palace from the British commonwealth, the United States and Western Euro pean nations. Congregations at churches of al denominations throughout Britain will offer prayers tomorrow for th restoration of the king's health. All the ailing monarch's engage rnents fo the next few weeks hav been cancelled, including the open ing of the new paliament on Nov. 6 The surgical theater in the palac was hastily equipped for tb* year-old sovereign. TREATY (Continued from Pag# u die East defense: I—The oil riches of the Persian iulf. * 2—The Suez Canal, the wsft'a most used ocean shortcut. 3—The ''bastion" of Turkey a* * strong defense position. Any defense against Russian ag- ress ion would have to hold the .Uie on these three. Baptist Church Denies Sponsorship of Quartet The Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor, of the Calvary Baptist Church, said today that his church was not sponsoring the appearance of the Blackwood Brothers' quartet at Memor-i lal Auditorium Wednesday night. ' A member of the quartet told the Courier News yesterday thai the church was sponsoring the singers' appearance here and would receive a percentage of the gate receipts, In announcing that he had no knowledge of his church being connected with the appearance of the quartet here, the Rev. Mr. Jernigan said "our church does not sponsor a quartet under that system." . Read Courier News Classified Adsj Flint Corn Is Needed For Nantucket Mill NANTUCKET. Mass. </P)—If any- bodys knows where to get a supply of flint corn such as used to be raised here in bygone days, maybe the old NantucKet windmill will start grinding corn again. Believed to >>e one of only two windmills stil! in working order in the United States, thip one here hasn't ground com .sinct: 1045. That, says Custodian Purcell, is because modern corn Is ground to mush Instead of menl between the old stones, and the Nantucket Historical Association, which owns the mill. doesn't want to grind and sell corn meal unless it can do it right. Islanders used to grow the King Phillip variety, he relates, but the few farms still operating produce little more than sweet corn. WRECKS (Continued from Pag« 1) Trooper Barker said the one-ton truck was driven by John Henry Brown, 17, of Blytheville. The Negro woman,, Willie Mae Brown, 14, received a nose injury. No one else was hurt although all were thrown from the truck. Trooper Barker said the accident was due to faulty steering gear on the. truck. The fourth accident involved an overturning of an egg-laden trailer- truck on South Highway 81 yesterday. (See story above.) Bradley and Harriman NEW YORK, Sept, 22. (/?>—The New York Times said today that President Truman has assigned W, Averell Harriman and General of the Army Omar N. Bradley to prepare the way for the earliest inclusion of Turkey and Greece in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. DON'T M 30 On Display at The . E. ARKANSAS DISTRICT FAIR Jack Robinson Implement Co BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. OSCEOLA, ARK. TAXPAYERS NOTICE! OCTOBER 1 is last day for payment of 1950 County Tax on Real Estate without penalty and, also, final date for pay- mentof 1951 Poll Tax. Personal and Drainage Taxes are also due and payable. Under Section 1 of Act 480 of the 1949 Legislature, "payment of the Poll Tax must be made to the County Collector, or his authorized deputy by the person named in the recepit, or by the husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, father, or mother of such person. Payment of the Poll Tax may be made by remitting the payment to the County Collector by United States Mail." If payment of the Poll Tax is made by mail, sender should give the name of the person to whom the receipt is to be issued, relationship to the sender (if remittance is made for a person other than the sender), color or race, residence, post office address (if different from residence), name or number of school district, ward number (if resident of city) or name of township (if rural resident). Payment for Poll Tax must be RECEIVED in the Collector's office by OCTOBER 1. William Berryman SHERIFF and COLLECTOR MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARK.
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