The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 30, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 30, 1949
Page 12
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PAOB TWII/TB BLYTHEVILLI (ARK.) COURIER NEW§ TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1941 Reform School Appointee Quits Only Board Member Named by Governor Hit! 'Unjust* Criticism LITTLE ROCK, A u f. 30— l/Py— Governor McMath's only appointee on the board of the Arkansas Girls' Training School has resigned. Mrm. Charles O. Smithm, Benton, In a letter to the governor yesterday, attributed her action to recent developments which resulted In the Indictment of Mrs. Fanny Goodman, superintendent, and Mrs. Carrie Toland, former head matron. Her resignation preceded by only » lew houri a meeting last night ot the board which also has charge . of the women's reformatory. With 1 only i tare quorum present, the board took no action toward naming i new superintendent for the two correctional Institutions, other than to interview two applicants. Since Mrs. Goodman resigned following her indictment, Mn. La- vadni Prult, 2t, head matron, has been in charge of the girls' school, «nd Mr*. Pearl Home, 67. head matron there 10 years, is In charge ot the reformatory. Mra. Smithers resignation from th§ board was announced by her husband, business manager of the itaU hosptal and former Saline County judge. PodUon "Embarraiinr" In her letter to the governor, Mr». Smithers »aid when appointed • tew months ago, she thought she could be of service. "Little did I think," she said "I wa» being placed in a position to be subjected to unjust criticism for things over which I had no control. "The position I have been placed in has proven to be very embar- r«aing to me In trying to explain to my friends whom I have known through the years." Only Chairman Ben D. Rowland Little Bock, Mrs. Ruth Hale, Little Rock, and Hoy Morgan, Hot Springs, attended last night's board meeting. The other absentee was Mrs. Jess Hollis, Little Rock. With Howard Gladden, administrative .assistant to the governor, present, the board heard several offers of aid from other state de- pa rtmenti. The Welfare Department proposed to assist in placing girls paroled, Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds, Jr., offered various equipment and service.*, Dr. George Jackson. lUte hospital superintendent, offered facilities of his Institution, and State Comptroller Lee' Rov Beasley suggested certain personnel might. b t re-classified t o afford better salaries. Bile Ointment The Cham, m Moslem tribe of Indo-China, anoint their bodies with human bile, believing it will make them invulnerable, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Read Courier News Want Ads. WINS PROMOTION — Harry W. Bradley, Jr., is the new manager of :he RIce-Stix Garment factory', having taken over the management Thursday, succeeding Jack Thro, who was transferred to the main office in St. Louis as an industrial engineer. Mr. Bradley, whose home is at 1702 Holly Street, has been with Rice-Stix lor three years, working under Mr. Thro as assistant manager. Obituaries Albert Lee, farmer. Dies; Rites Tomorrow Albert Lee, 75-year-old farmer, died at the Walls Hospital last night, and services will be conducted .t 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Cobb Chapel by tlie Rev. Mitchell Houston, a Baptist minister. Mr. Lee had been ill only a short time. He had made his home in this vicinity for the past 15 years but was born in Batesvllle, Miss. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, survives hizn. other survivors include three sons, all of Blythevllle, Hich- nrd, Wilbur, and Louis Lee; daughter, Mrs. Carmel Walker of Luxora, and K brother, Tom Lee of Palestine, Ark. Burial will be In the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers are to include: Richard Lee, Jr., Earl Lee, Vernon Walker, Carlton Walker, Harold Fiazier, and Sam Gordon. Infant is Buried Graveside riles for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert t. Thompson, 1703 Hearn Street, were conducted at the Maple Grove Cemetery this afternoon by the Rev. W. J. Pitzhugh, rector of the si. Stephens Episcopal Church. The baby was born dead at Walls Hospital at 12:15 this morning, ami was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson. Funeral arrangements were under tlie supervision of the Cobb Funeral Home VAUGHAN Continued from Page 1 Truman was "personally Interested" n a trip Maragon proposed to make a Europe in IMS for a perfume company—the same company which gave Vaughan seven home freezers for himself and friends that year. Vaughan took responsibility for a letter dated Aug. J, IMS, addressed to Mrs. Ruth Shipley of the State Department Passport Division, and seeking permission for Maragon to make the trip. But he said President Truman never heard of this." He said the President "was not interested In any trip that might be taken by Maragon, or any other detail or Maragon's life." Letter Introduced And he said the impression that it {Vaughan) had told the State Department that the President was interested was the result of second or third hand conversations. Senator O'Conor (D-Md) confronted Vaughan with a copy of the Aug. 3, 19*5. letter, which bears the following notation below: Col. Vaughan Informed Mrs. Shipley that the President is personally interested In Maragon's trip to Italy." The notation was written by one of Mrs. Shipley's assistants. Asked by O'Conor whether his financial records were available to the committee, Vaughan replied: "Certainly." Vaughan had a 1,000-word prepared statement in which he made a blanket denial of any wrongdoing. He said the seven home freezers which officials of the Albert J. Verley Perfume Co., Chicago, gave to him for himself and his friends were simply gifts from old friends One of the freezers went to Mrs Truman for the "Little White House" at Independence, Mo. Vaughan declared: "There Is absolutely no connection betwee^ this gift and any assistance I have given these friends. "At no time have T taken action as a member of the White House staff (n exchange for a gift other favor." Vaughan said he has known James V. Hunt, management counselor and central figure In the inquiry, for five years. "Our relationship has been friendly." Vaughan added. "To the best, of my recollection, he ha. never asked and I have never aided him -in any matter with a govern' ment agency." Hunt Is In the business of help Ing businessmen get governmen contracts for a fee. There has beei testimony that he boasted of i friendship with Vaughan and Im plied that It gave him an "inside track" on some government mul ters. Hunt has denied that he eve claimed that he peddled •iinllu ence." Tlie Senators were told las week that as recently as last Jim some Army officers were under th impression that T'aragon was a liaison man between the Pentagoi and the White House. Vaughan in his statement, mart for 2-pfow tractors I 5 0^** reasons for selecting DEARBORN-WOOD BROS. COMBINE 1—Straight-through balanced design 2~6 ft. cut, Straw-walker typ« rack 3—Oversize cylinder; quick speed changer 4—Easy adjustments 5—Finest construction. Priced right Proved in a great variety of crop*, In light and heavy yields, under jjoort and bad firM, crop and weather conditions. S«« HI f»r complete Information •• tbis great combine. Genuine »arl«, expert >ervice on Ford Tr»cters and Dearborn Implements. Russell Phillips Tractor Co. ALLEN BAR DIN, Mgr. 8. Division SI. Phone 2171 Fn*HMit Amww Alarm To Sfcop on West Ash A flooded oil-heated radiator vat at Don Durham'* Radiator Shop, 411 West Ash Street, was the cause of a fire alarm yesterday afternoon. OU that had leaked from the flooded va.t to the floor became ignited filling the building with smoke. No damage resulted. ' artist start* • SO-foot high balancing Her. the» r^^T »?"< bom . b -f h ;««"^ lir-VaiTihelter. on owosTteTides o™the iTndJehi Can'a" Here they rehearse their acts before going on with the big show. (Photo bj NEA-Acme staff cort respondent Al Cocking.) these main points: 1. He has known Mara'gon since 1941, but "I have had no business connections with Maragon." There hr« been testimony that Vaughan was helpful to Nfaragon and other employees and officials of the Albert J. yerley Perfume Co., Chicago, who made trips to Europe on perfume business In IMS in Army transport planes. 2. Vaughan described as "an out- and-out fantasy" testimony by Herbert G. Hathom that Vaughan had suggested that "I would 'get his job' If he refused to grant a request." This request concerned efforts of a New Jersey molasses firm to get out from under rationing restrictions Imposed by the Agriculture Department. Hathom, now in private business, was in the Agriculture Department at the time. Hathom testified to the committee that Vaughnn got "rough" with him about the matter. 3. Vaughan declared that "at no time did I attempt to Jnfluerve the decision" of government housing officials on letting the Tanforan race track in California get scarce building materials. 4. Vaughan said the seven deep freezes he received and distributed to Mrs. Truman and others were "a girt from old friends of mine.' The freezers were paid for by the Verley Perfume Co.—the firm whose officials managed to R _ . transportation to Paris three days after V-E Day In 1945. Foyetteville Man To Finnish Term of Late Chancellor LITTLE ROCK,' Aug. 30. (fP) — Lee Seamster of FayetteviUe, Ark., was appointed today to fill the un- explred term of Chancellor John Butt, who was killed in a highway accident last Saturday. The appointment, made by Governor McMath, was announced by the governor's executive secretary, Henry Woods. Seamster formerly was chancellor of the 13th Chancery District for three terms. He also has served in :he Arkansas House of Representatives. During the 1949 General Assembly he was Governor McMath's legislative secretary. Seamster will serve until Dec. 31 1950. He will not be eligible as i Scallion is named after Ascalon, ancient Palestine port, which shin- peri onions in Mediterranean trade. '•V H: ' * SHOPT STRAIGHT with your Family JM.ANY YEARS AGO a man relied on his"shootin' iron" to protect his family. Now he depends on life insurance. Today's threats arc economic. Family security depends on money instead of guns. "Shoot straight" with your family by making sure you've provided enough life insurance. Call a friendly Life of Georgia agent today. He'll be glad to help you. Wounded Policeman's Condition Improves MEMPHIS, Aug. 30. UPV—William Gordon, 29, Arkansas highway patrolman who was shot near West Memphis, Ark., while making an arrest Sunday, was reported Improving today. Gordon, of Little Bock, was shot when he tried to arrest two Negroes In a car near the Mississippi Rivei bridge. Doctors at the Baptist Hosplta said the wound may cause him to be permanently paralyzed. The said he Is "still pretty sick" bu "showing some improvement." candidate for election to the posi tlon at the 1950 election. Woods said that the district not has a heavy chancery docket and lawyers had requested that an ap polntment be made Immediately. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS III Aug. 30. «*/— <USDA>— Hogs 10.500. fairly active; barrows- and gilts mostly steady with Monday's average; spots strong to 25 higher on ••eights under 1W Ibs; sows steady to » higher; bulk good and cholot 200-2SO Ibs 21.25-50; top 3130; heavier weights scarce, odd lota 2SO-300 Ibs 19.15-21.25: 180-190 Ibi 2025-21.00; 140-170 Ibs 17.00-H.2S; few 19.60; few 100-130 Ib pigs 14.0016.75; good sows 400 Ibs down 17.0018.50; heavier weights 13.25-1650; stags 11.00-14.00. Cattle 6.500; calves 2.000; moderate early inquiry for choice steeri with few loads high good and choice steady at 27.25-28.00; little done on others; heifers and mixed yearlings opening steady but somewhat draggy on common and medium kinds; cows steady and fairly active; common and medium largely 14.00-15.00; canners and cuttert 11.00-U.OO. How Would YOU Like to Say: "I Just Deposited My Month's Poy . . . $2,001.34 That's what the top 10 PYRAMID underwriters averaged in July! All full-time underwriters averaged $848.11; the top 20, $t,415.8fi! Aside from the splendid individual efforts of these representatives, the quality protection offered by The Pyramid's Life and Accident and Health. ..contracts was instrumental in these noteworthy accomplishments. Pyramid feels that well-paid underwriters serve Pyramid policyholders best. If you think that you can qualify for a position of this caliber, contact in person or write: J. M. OUNN. V. T. 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Anything that hurts your electric company hurt* you —your friends and neighbors. "MEET CORLISS ARCHER" f*r *>Krh«<»l t*mt*j. CBS—«• ay»—I r. X., Cevtnl Itan* Ark-Mo Power Co.

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