The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 11, 1950
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FACE BLTTHRV1LLK (ARK,) COURIER NEWS TOMCAT. AMWL II. Bar Group Plans For Divorce Law -,- ;..-..-;> -i ;•:/,••. ' > • • > V United Statot Needs Model Program to Cure • Ailing, Marriages . •', } 1O« ANGHLES, April 11. «P>— A hew model plan for nillng mar- rlag«s, something besides divorce, Is an absolute "must" In the United 6tat«t and a committee of the American Bar Association Is fonrm- jitlnf the plan. : • JuAft Pnul ' W. -Alexander of the court of common pleas, Toledo, Ohio, who heads the bar association's special committee, said In ah interview today that legislators have be«n trying since 1884 to get uniform divorce laws by constitutional amendments." j ;'•- Just Isn't In Cards i, ."But It Just isn't 'in the cnrds," Judge Alexander told superior Judges Joseph Maltby and Elmer Doyle of Los Angeles' domestic relations court. "Migratory divorce, Involving couples who run to another state, — Nevada, for Instance, — makes up only three percent of the total, so It's really t)ie 97 percent who . divorce at home -that worry us." '•,''. • Judge Alexander said his committee is striving, not for a '.'standard" divorce law, .but a good work- Ing divorce model. '"."There Is a uniform support act already adopted by a do/en states," the .Jurist pointed out. "There's no' reason why all shouldn't adopt It, for it,: concerns financial care of children. All religious ' faiths have adopted It, Catholic, protestant, Jewish." ' . ' A Sick Man :The present method of dispensing dlTorce, he said, Is like permitting a sick man to diagnose his Illness and prescribe .his own remedy. Council Asks Check on Law In Kansas City KANSAS CITY, April 11. W)— Tlie city council idopted a resolution last night requesting Oov. Forrest Smith to Investigate law enforcement In Kansas City to forestall "further gang murders." hf ncHon came within a Tew rs after funeral services for Charles Blnaggio, Kansas City pol- tlcinn, and his henchman, Charles GnrgotU. The two were slnln In gangland style last Thursday In their Democratic ward club rooms. Their deaths were the 18th and 19th unsolved slaylngs here since January. 1946. In Missouri the governor appoints the police commissioners of Kansas City and Is responsible for law enforcement. The council resolution said that gambling and crime has Increased here and that the slaylngs were "a warning of the sinister designs of underworld racketeers." New Sub Sighted Near California SAN FRANCISCO. April 11. OT— The crew of a military air transport service plane yesterday reported sighting a surfaced submarine 57 miles west of the Golden Oat*— swelling the reports of subs pff the California coast to more than a score In the past few weeks. First sighting of the cralt was made at £3:30 a.m. by Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Herman Bum- sey, 32, pilot of the plane, west of the Farallon Islands. Vice-Admiral George D. Murray commander of the Western Sea Frontier, said no united Slates U.S. Seems Bent on Boom-Level Buying Which May Help Business Stay Good : "The bar 'association's special submarines were operating In that committee doesn't want, to take iway anybody's rights." said. Judge Alexander, "but our model plan will be for conference, investigation, consultation and deep probing — even psycho-analysis If necessary,. • ''Applications for divorce will not be called 'complaints' arid they will not b« worded ,'vs.' It will be "application In the interest of the John Doe family.' And when the •oclal investigation uncovers what ta'.wrong, why Papa is Interested In »' blonde, there will be a report. ."If the report shows the marriage la a dead duck, as the saying 'toe*, the pair will receive counsel regarding the new single state they &re about to enter. The legal dis- aolutlon will be private arid without '•ccuMttoni. ' OOTPM Brownt Oat -_. -"1ft other words, the corpse of ttu old dead marriage will be brought to court for burial. There won't be any lies or smears. Marriage barn have long been custom. Should there be any objection to divorce bann.V Judge Alexander la studying southern California's divorce situation. The divorce rate here is 'among toe highest In the nation. area. Two planes which checked Rlimsey's report saw only whales. The admiral also announced three other sighting yesterday. Each was investigated with negative results. Colonel Rumsey said his C-54 transjwrt was flying at about 5.000 feet at the time they saw the submarine. The colonel and his crew were en- route from Hlckam Field, Hawaii, to Fnlrlield-Sulsun Army Air Force Base, Calif. Others seeing 'the sub were Major David Eberts, the co-pilot, and first Ueu- tenant Frank Bollinger, the navigator. By Cbarle* WASHINGTON, April 11. (*) _ American* appear somewhat both- jred by economic prospecU but ner- ertheless bent on boom-level buy- rig — something that should help business stay «ood. The Federal Reserve Board supplied this estimate. Furthermore, It tcr. about 19& said people have less hope of fen- come Groups, era! price cuts this year th»n last, although more than half figure that prices of cars and major .household items will come down. A board survey of consumer bujr- ng plans pointed^ to continued record sales of homes and aut • this year, more than doubled saies of television sets, and a strong market lor furniture, refrigerators, etc. To Buy Homes As to housing, It found more than million persons "definitely" plan to buy new homes this year, but a growing number are determined to pay less than $10.000. About as many more Intend to buy In 1951. On tlie auto front, there was "preliminary evidence that middle and low Income, consumers comprise larger part of the prospective'de- mand In 1050." Since this referred to prospective buyers of new rather than used cars, I' suggested that the auto In dustry's best sellers are' likely to be the less costly models. Tlie board's survey sought to find how people fell about a good many things. Here are some ot the results as announced by the board last nleht: Incomes Will Rl« More think their Incomes will rise this year than think they will fall—which Is much what people thought a year ago, although drops in Income have occurred more frequently In the meanwhile. There Is greater uncertainty about the business future than there was a year ago. But while there Is "less optimism." there also Is "somewhat) less outright pessimism." This year, as last, a greater proportion of consumers think their financial situation has Improved ov- •r the last It months than thought so during earlier years, when 'they were complaining about rising living co»U. . ° ','.•• ' ' .' . •" •' Nearly half consider times are good now. But a still larger proportion was willing to say that a year ago. "High Income groups" feel better. about 1950 than the lower In- Bo far u workers are concerned, more than half think it would be 'difficult, If not impossible, to get another Job paying about the same amount of money if, for any reason, they were to lose the Job which they had at the beginning of the year, Evacuation Plan Fails in China HONG KONG, April 11. Plans to evacuate stranded foreigners from Communist Shanghai collapsed today ror the second time In a month.- British authorities called off the trip of the coastal steamer Anklng. The vessel had been ready several da- to sail for Shanghai. Last, month TJ. S. State Depjitt- menfc plans, to evacuate 1.600 foreigners Including more than 300 Americans on the den. W. H. Gordon were blocked by Chinese Communists. The British gave no reason for the Anklng cancellation. They did say, however, that while Chinese Communist officiate In Shanghai favored the evacuation In principle, factors of timing had forced its abandonment. 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