The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 3, 1949
Page 14
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900 at U. of A. To Get Degrees Form * r Arkansan to Giv« Baccalaureate - Sermon Tonight FATYinTEVlLLE. Ark., June 3. VP) —Commencement ceremonies for th« University of Arkansas, largest tradufttlng class In history will begin tonight. The class o! nearly 900 will receive degrees tomorrow niglu, will hear (he baccalaureate sermon by Dr. Blake Smith, pastor of Universe? Saptlst Clmrcli In Austin, Tex., »t «:45 p.m. today. Dr. Smith is a native of Jasper, Ark., and has held several pastorates in Arkansas. : - Th« commencement address tomorrow night will be delivered by Dr. Chauncey D. Leake. vice president and dean of the University of Texas Medical Branch at, Oalves- ton. Both the baccalaureate service »nd th« commencement exercises *lll be at the Greek Theater on the campus, weather permitting. In event at rain, they will be in the Field House. In addition to seniors receiving degrees, three persons wilt receive honorary degrees of doclor of laws,' and two graduates of the university' will be cited aa distinguished alumni. To Honor Banker Those to receive honorary degrees »re W. W. Campbell, Forrest City banker; Hugh D. Miser of Washington, D. C., a government geologist, and Dr. Jewell Bushey Hughes, former member of the U. of A Uculty and now chairman of the mathematics department at Hunter College In New York. To be cited as distinguished alumni are Dr. J. R. Grant, retiring president of Ouachila College, and Ash • lelgh P. Boles, St. Louis director of U Saddle Club Members Meet With Rotarions The 11 horseback riders fro/n H«- rln, III., here to attend the C. G. Smith sale ol Tennessee Walking Horses today were guests of the Blytheville notary club at tile Jmi- cheon meeting In the Hotel Noble yesterday. Albert W. Jeffreys, secretary of the Hcrrin Saddle Club and president of the Herrin notary club Introduced the visiting equestrians and reviewed the 212-mile trip from Herrin on horseback. A film, "A Nation's Meat", showing packing plant operations w shown during the meeting. The visitors from Herrin other than Mr. Jeffreys were: Ralph Goddard. Buford Howard, Fete Marion*, Carl Bruce, vvilforrt Brown Phil Gilbert, Paul Hindman. Joliri BUTHEVILLB (ASK.) QQURmt IfEWB Obituaries Pope, and Leo Bryant. Other visitors included Henry Hoyt from Lcach- ville, U. S. Branson, Jr., C. G. Smith Worth D, Holder, Charles Moore Thomas Trimble of Little Rock and Robert Johnson of Oklahoma- Citv Okla. Arkansas Amvets Open Convention in Fayetteyille FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. 3~ I/I', —The Arkansas Department, agricultural development for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Tribute will be paid at the baccalaureate service to four univer- »ity faculty members who are retiring to the emeritur rank. They are Dr. John Clark Jordan, dean of the Graduate school; Prof. J. R. Cooper, head of the Department of Horticulture and Forestry Prof James Ke.ssler, head ol the 'department of Romantic Languages, and Miss Mary McCutchan. Instructor in the College of Education. Other commencement events Saturday will include a meeting of alumnae »t 10 a.m., the annual alumni luncheon at noon and a reception on the campus east of Old Main from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Crossett Girl to Seek National Presidency Of Future Homemakers HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. June 3 (ip, —A Oroiwett gtr], Betty Elhridge *i" »eek the Southern Regional nomination for national president of the Future Homemakers of America. Warned by the Arkansas FHA at the closing session of its convention at nearby Camp Couchdale yesterday. Miss Ethrldge will compete with representative."; of other Southern slates for the nomination a t the regional convention in Memphis later thl, month. Arkansas FHA officers elected yesterday are: Sue s«aton. Bald Knob, president; Mary Harrison Murfreesboro. first vice president- Betty Po e , Alma, second vice president; Mary Ann Pich, DeValls Bluff, third vice president- Dorma Jean Davis, Corning, secretary: Hathe Merle Culpepper. Watson Chapel, treasurer; pay Rice, Charleston, historian, and -Monteen Kudwell Taylor, reporter. Two hundred and eighty girls from 192 chapters attended the Arkansas gathering. APL Pays Dividends LITTLE ROCK. June 3-/.p,_ Directors of the Arkansas Power and Light Company yesterday voted quarterly dividends payable July I. They arc SI.75 per share of S7 preferred stock and S1.50 per share of $6 preferred stock. 'Venetian Blinds of American Veterans of World War II (Amvets> opens its fourth an nual convention here today. Both stale Whitbeck and Commander Fra: _ former Commander Jim Phillips predicted some of the liveliest discussion of the convention would center around the government's housing program for veterans. Jamc.s Rhodes. Little Rock, will speak tomorrow on "Ol Housing, Its Benefits an-' Stumbling Blocks." The convention will close Sunday. Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of the University of Arkansas, will speak that day. The Amvet Auxiliary Is meeting concurrently. S. M. Hood Dies In Arizona; Body To Be Returned S. M. Hood Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Blytheville, died this morning In Tueson following a stroke. He was 59. Mr. Hood resided In Blytheville lor more than 28 years and moved to Tnscon only a year ago. He was employed for several years by the lay Elch Chevrolet Company as a car salesman. At the time of his death he was employed »s a car -salesman In Tucson. He had been ill for several years but had been working up until the time he suffered the stroke. Hts body will be returned here for burial but funeral arnngemenls were Incomplete at noon today. The Holt Funeral Home is In charge. Surviving are his wife, five sons Jack. Stanley, and Kenneth Hood of Tucson, C. E. Hood of Blytheville and Carl Hood of Fnycttcvllle: three daughters, Mrs. Joe B. Ramey and Mrs. Wilbur Denning of Blytheville and Mrs, George Sipes of Ft. Sill. Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bailey of Eupora, Miss., and Mrs. Henry McKee of Beilefon- taine. Miss. Happy Birthday Call To Brussels, Belgium, Hat Its Origin Here Mrs. J. A, Leech wus In BriuseU Belgium, for her birthday yesterday but her husband, at home in Blytheville, didn't ml» wishing her - happy birthday. With the help of the tran-atlan- llc telephone service he talked to his wife last night, and he reported that the connection was as good as if he were taking to Memphis. Mrs. Leech and Mrs. C. W. Al- ink Blytheyille Teacher's Father Dies in Alma Founder of World's Largest Bank Dies SAN MATED. Calif., June 3— WV-A. H. Giamiii.I, founder and president of the Bank of America, the world's largest bank, died at his home here this morning. He was . Death was attributed to heart disease. He had been in bed for nearly a month with a persistent cold, which doctors raid apparently aggravated Giannini heart condition, founded the Bank of Haiy in 1904 . it later, became the Bank of America, a six billion dollar corporation. Arthur E. Collum of Ala Ark father of Walter C. Collum. teacher in the Blythevllle High School, died yesterday at his home. He was 81 and had been in failing health for the past two years, but became seriously ill about a week ago. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Bertha Collum, tlnee sons, three daughters, a sister and 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Walter Collum received news of his fathcr'.s serious lUnesf last Friday morning but completed his school work before going to his parent's home In Alma. He will remain there most of the summer. Woozy Barber Butchers Customer's Hair, Then Reaches tor His Razor PASADENA. Calif.. June 3. l/fi— Jim Butler is wearing his hat at work, today and his barber is in Jail charged with drunkenness. Police gave this account: The barber cut Butler's hair yesterday between hiccups and It turned ou t to be the weirdest haircuts yet. Next the barber picked up » straight razor and wanted to shave flick are making an European tour this summer, and were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartlgan and son, Bill, when they received the call last night. Mr. Affllck also talked to his wife, «n' ' Hartlgan. The extra long, long distance call had not been made known to the men's wives, »nd surprise was the order of the day. Mrs. Leech plans to return on the Queen Mary, docking in New York. July 14, and Mrs. Affllck will remain with her daughter about a month after that. Defendant in Conspiracy Case Gets 30-Day Term For Contempt of Court NEW YORK. June 3. WV-John W. Gates, defendant in the Communist conspiracy .trial, was sentenced to 30 days for contempt of court today for refusal to answer a government question. i The action by Federal Judge Harold R. Medina brought the other 10 defendants to their feet in Dl'O- lest. The judg'.- then ordered that two of them; Henry Winston and Gus Hall, be held in Jail during the trial except when the actual courtroom proceedings are in progress. Up to now, they have been free on bail. Safe Crackers Obtain $2,000 in Pocahontas POCAHONTAS, Arlc., June —Safe crackers made off „„,. S2.000 in cash and $1.500 in checks from the Baltz Equipment Company here last night. Wyatt Patrick, criminal investigator lor the State Police, said an acetylene torch was used to cut Officer* Seek Information On Slain Slayer of Banker JASPER, Ark., JIUM »—(fl>)_o(- flc*ra »tUl hope to team something of the background of Albert Herman Mayer, M, slain here" Tuesday »ft*r he fatally shot a Jasper banker without apparent motive. They've sent Mayer'« fingerprints to FBI headquarters In Washington hoping »n entlficatlon may result Mayer carried papers showing he once lived in Chicago out had lived more recently near Roland, Ark. Nothing else was learned ol rum, and his body remlans unclaimed at a Harrison Aik., funeral home. A communtly funeral was held at the High School yesterday for his victim, John Wiburn Moore, 62-year -old executive vice president of the Newton county Bank. McMath Urges Better Pay For Highway Jobholders WASHINGTON, June Governor McMath of 3— (JPi— Arkansas . ... U .,. BVII U j ni jtau5JL3 thinks Southern states should give their highway employes more security «nd better pay. He said so here yesterday at a regional meeting of the President's Highway Safety Conference. Lack of adequate compensation and Job security Is one reason the South has lagged behind rest of he nation In highway safety, McMath declared, adding: "We must foster a career service In our government agencies dealing with highway safety. "We must pay adequate salaries. Control of highway traffic is no job tar amateurs." FRIDAY, JUNE 8, Two front tlytheville To Attend National Homemakets' Convention In recognition for outstanding achievement in home economics at the Harison Negro High School, Carie B. Anthony, instructor, LaVerne Morton, student, ihd Rebecca Williams, club mother, have been chosen as state representatives to attend the third annual National Homemakers meeting Jackson, Miss., and they left for tile meeting yesterday. Actviities of the three included extensive remodeling of the foods and sewing departments, installation of electrical equipment, hostess for district meet, fashlo nsliow, flower show, dress exhibit, art exhibit, and other charitable projects. Mrs. Alma Keys, state home economics supervisor .appointed the delegates to the national convention. Cash Surplus $2,800,000 LITTLE ROCK, June 3-1/Pt— The State of Arkansas had a cash surplus of about $2,800,00 when the I revenue year ended on May 31 State Treasurer Vance Clayton has reported. through the safe door. The safe normally carries crackers entered the building by 35 men. breaking out a rear ioor glass. It was the second major safe robbery at Pocahontas In recent weeks. Two men were arrested recently in Jonesboro (or taking some *600 from the safe'at McFall Chevrolet Company two months ago. Tanker in Danger Off Coast of Florida MIAMI, Pla., June 3—<fl>j—The steamship Flagship Sinco was in danger of sinking loo miles east of cksonvllle today with 12 feet of 'Water still gaining," 'the vessel with reported. Radio stations along the Eastern seaboard fell silent while urgent distress messages filled the The steamship Delaware Sun a :anker, was standing by. The dis- .ressed vessel Is an oil t iker, which crew of about Coast Guard rescue craft were rushing to the Flagship Sinco's assistance. Butler. "That." screamed Butler, " Is enough for me." He leaped from the chair, towel and all, a ncl hailed a nearby cop. Give him the comfort of Such clem Veneiianhlinds! Dust »kidt right off Flcxi. lum, it'i K utin-smoothl Thi» aluminum b«n<t» for quick brush u[.,. maps b«ck talo perfect «h«pe! Lighter. ••wer M operate. And t)» »Mtlty luti I Plasric finish •OB'I chip or cr«ck. FI««. » fireproof, rutt-proof, c*l r . Corn* worn betuu'ful col- brin| window mt*»- So mexptnfiyel - made only. Com* front beautiful colon for estimate wi(hon( BUILDERS' SUPPLY CO Inc. J. Wilson Henry Phone Z4Zt W. H. UNDER W F A P WI^I^L.r\ VVE : M K Grond sift for ° 9 ronc| s^ 1 Giv« Dad the trimnej. and comfort of Jockey Underwear. Com« in now and choose the jtyle lo fit the man. He'll love you for itl SKMTING M«N? trim. »*j, !o(L*y T'OuiF'S SfJMCH HIV? &.,, 1.85 .l-DAY < t *«ot. 1.25 WANTS All.DAT COMFOSTJ C-.»»l« Jtti.y Mr,j. oyr „.,,„ hi frrrfat *«or. Cilahotid , n j Monufocfur>4 b, MEAD'S 111 MAIM ITRIIT PAGEANT Continued from Page 1. title of Miss Blytheville will participate In the parade, and they have been asked to assemble at Cobb Fu- Wednesday neral Home at »:« „,„„„,„, morning, atid the High School Band will lead the parade of potential queens over a tour of down-town Blytheville. The various automobile agencies in town are furnishing convertibles for the queens to ride in during the parade. Cash awards of fioo, 125 ana »10 will be awarded to the winner, and her two rurmers-up in the Miss B ytheville contest; and loving cups will be presented the flrst place both other events, with the ; two other finalists receiving Identification bracelets. Miss Blytheville will be the honor guest at the dance following the Beauty Pageant, when the orchestra of Thurlow Webb, from Illinois are scheduled to furnish the music Out of town judges have been se- event" ** thre * competitlv « .Several outstanding guests are expected to be present for the event feuding Miss Nancy Donaldson Memphis. ' Rabid Cat Kilted PINE BLOW, Ark., June 1-4IV-. A stray cat wiilch bit at least ma persons here ha* been found "Hit The seven were given anti-r»bJe» shots. Any other persons bitten wer» asked to report for similar treatment. The cat was killed. Cot Your Chopping Costs! USE John Deere Disc Scrapers 6 35 Per Pair MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Highway (51 South . A »n«p of Happy Ed D.jtter fixing to lop off a hard day. It's got a grander taste than yon have any idea of! And why wouldn't It be something pretty extra special? It's the personal recipe of us Wilkens — and our family started up distilling way back in the 1880*s, BLENDED WHISKEY K MOf. Tfll OUI KOTUL SPtfln. DIE M., UWIEMCEIURC, IND. It Takes All Kinds of Fathers To Make a FATHER'S DAY! THl ATHLrriC -ATHER Whether Dad's a duffer or plays under par he 11 look like, a champ if you give him either of these handsome belts by Hickok. Pigskin belt with two^tone Hasketweave Initial Buckle, ?3.50. Molded Saddle Leather belt with "Bold Look" Initial Buckle, $4 THI SPORTSMAN FATHER If Dad is the "outdoor" type . . . if he likes he-man" accessories . . . he'll go hook, line and sinker for this handsome set of Basketweave Tie Bar $2.50 and Cuff Links, ?3.50. They've got plenty of the "Bold Look" that is so popular today. The set, ?6. UICKOK THE EXECUTIVE'FATHER Dear old over-worked Dad ... slaving in a hot office all day long! How his eyes will sparkle when you give him this Hickok Ribbon Initial Wallet on Father's Day! Ii's made of imported Morocco leather and says "important executive" all over! $5 If It's for a Man . . . v- - - ^ , vt ^ * ** Mead's Witt Havelt! 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