The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 28, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 28, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1949 School District Elections Show That Arkansans Are Taking More Interest in Education of Children BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS By Carl Bell LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 28. CAP) — A (ar greater amount of money than ever before will be spent on the education of Arkansas children in the next two years. The increased spending svas ordered by what probably was a record number of voters in 423 school district elections yesterday. One hundred and eighty of (he districts whose unofficial—and In some cases Incomplete — returns were received by the Associated Press, voted to boast their rates of •operty taxes, from which school Revenues are derived. At least 14 rejected proposed millage Increases, while no change was Proposed In three districts and the vote on a proposed increase in one district resulted in a tie. If this trend stands up through the complete tabulation of the vote, 93 per cent of Arkansas' districts has estimated that yesterday's vote will hike their tax rates. The State Education Department would add $4,000.000 in tax revenue to school operating funds for the 1949-50 and 1950-51 fiscal years In addition to raising tax rates, niany districts voted to issue bonds —thereby borrowing money for school construction or refinancing. These bond issues wilt add more millions to the immediately available school money. But the money eventually will have to be paid back, and portions of the taxes to be levied on the basis of rates approved yesterday are committed to retirement of the bonds. As a result of the balloting the rate of taxes to be paid in 1950 will rang from 18 mills on each dollar of assessed property valuation In some districts — representing no change from the previous rate—to a high of 77 mills in the Parkin district .of Cross County. Change of Heart Most'of the new tax rates are between 22 and 30 mills. Districts ifc|>'hich 'rejected tax increases will ^continue their current' rate. .State Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds commented thai "it looks ' as if the people of Arkansas hare opened their hearts and pocket- j books to give their children the; kind of break they deserved." • j Governor McMalh had joined the i commissioner in urging approval of all proposed tax boost? and bond issues. The only organi2ed opposition to : the widespread efforts to obtain . more school money was offered by < the Arkansas Public Expenditures NEW SIGHT FROM A PIG'S EYE?-Dr. Mahmoud Loutfi, well- known Egyptian oculist, examines a section of a pig's eye which he removed before grafting it to the eye of his patient. The delicate ' operation was performed at a Cairo hospital, and results were not announced ^immediately. Will the Flapper of 1920's Stage Comeback in 7950's? By Dunitliy Ko« NEW YORK. Sept. 28—Wj— The flapper of the Terrible Twenties is due for a comeback in the Fabulous Fifties. - ' Newest indication is the return of the short evening dress, a favorite of the jazz age, now gaining general acceptance in the bebop era. Along with tile shingle bob, the shorter skirt and the "bunny hug" coat, it is a sign of the times. Although the short evening dress has appeared in fashion collections for .the last , four or five years, it has established itself as a major fashion In all price ranges and age groups just this season. Fashion authorities agree that we'll be seeing it this winter on main street as well as^Park Avenue. This nostalgic garment is shown in various phases, most extreme or which is the street-length chiffon sheath, embroidered in Thine- stones. The* walslcUne, however, has not yet dropped to the hips, and TOP HONORS-Joseph Scotti, who's spent eight of his i2 years in bed as a result of polio, is Uhe talk of Chicago these days after his organ-playing won top honors in the city's largest .amateur contest. Joseph learned to play the organ to exercise his paralyzed muscles. Now his music e.scels that of most of his unafllicted elders. the bustline is still allowed Its natural curves. An indication of the wifie accept mice of the trend comes from Rutl. Jacobs, fashion editor of "Women's Wear," who says: "There's no question about It- short evening dresses are at their peak of acceptance right now. Although they've been around for several years, we have noted that each year has seen' a more general acceptance throughout the country. At first this was a limited ! big-city fashion. Now short evening [ dresses are selling a t all 'price levels, i and to all age groups. They're even included now in the pattern books. You,might call it a.'sweeping' acceptance." Gossip Stirs InWakeofNew Mrs. Simpson LONDON, Sept. 28. W'j-Soclalites on both sides of the Atlantic gossiped today of tile announcement that a second American Mrs. Simpson would marry into the British roy.i) court circle. Tho marquess of Milford Haven handsome cousin of King George' V! and one of Britain's most eligible bachelors, announced his engagement yesterday to Mrs. Romalne Dahlgren Pierce Simpson, a New York Park Avenue divorcee. The marquess, 30, who now makes his living selling heaters, said the wedding would be in Washington. D.O.. probably In November. Mrs. Simpson, an attractive 26- year-old piano student, was divorced in 1048 after two years of marriage to Willinm A. Simpson, whoso father was once president of Marshall Field mid Co., Chicago department store. The name of Milford Haven's fiancee recalled the romance of Mr» Wnllis Warficld Simpson 13 ycara ago when King Edward VIII—now the Duke of Windsor—gave up his throne to marry her. The two Mrs Simpsons are not related. The ifarquess. whose full name is David Michael Moimtbalten. waj a frequent dancing' partner ol Princess Margaret Rose and Shar- maii Douglass, daughter o ( rj.g Ambassador Lewis W. Douglass. He was best man at the wedding of his cousin. Prince Philip, and Princess Elizabeth In 1S47. Tile future marchioness is the daughter of Mrs. Clark Me Ilwnlnc of Washington. Mrs. Simpson's father, scientist Vinton O. D. Pierce, died in a railroad accident In 1925] Manx cats have no tails. PAGE THREE Trouble in Highlands HIGHLANDS, N.J., Sept. 28. <fl')~ The fire department hook and ladder here has failed to respond to 11 alarm twice In the past three lonths, according to IJorough Councilman Herbert Hnrtsgrove. The reason? Somebody had stolen the entlic 30-gaHon giuullne supply of the truck in each case. Hartsgrove told a council meeting last night. Harlsgrove ndded that he doesn't ;ee how this stale of affairs came ibout—the firchousc is right next loor to the borough police headquarters. DITCH DIGGER HITS GAS MNK—The opcriitoi- of H ditch-digging machine was critically burned at Norwalk, Cnltf., when a fog-like spray Ignited after the bucket of the machine punctured a pipeline carrying casing-head gasoline under pressure. Two other men who were working under the machine e.icaprd without Injury. Bat. Chief 11. w. Ciulcli- field liight), directed two county cnyiiic companies and one rescue company. <AP Wiicpholo). Advice Goes Unheeded BALTIMORE. Sept. 28. (<T>)—"Go out the same door," advised 'Judge J. Howard ,M;.rray as he gave another chance to a young couple in his court yesterday with marilnl troubles. They dirt. They left the courtroom together. Ol'lslde, the husband left his v.'jfc and walked uv/uy with another girl. Council. That organization contejld- ed that tax increases would be '.double-barreled" in that after the rales were increased the property assessments also might be raised. Largest bond issues okayed by the voiers were: Little Rock sl.5CO.000; Hot {tarings £1.250.000: Texarkana $1,016.000: Fayetteville $821.000; Magnolia S600,j:0; North ' Little Rock $500.000: Blytheville $450,000; Alij»la $275,000: Jonesboro S23D.OOQ and Stuttgart $200,000. Proposals for increased milJnge hit toughest sledding in Conway County, In which three districts voted "no" and only one "yes." But on three districts, not a dissenting vote wa.s reported cast. Unanimous in raising their rates were these districts: Wilson in Mis" sissippi County, 18 to 30 mills and a 5150,000 bond issue; Wells Bayou in Lincoln County and Collins special No. 2 in Drew County. Tho tie vote resulted in the Cedarville district of Crawford County—99 for and 99 against a proposed boost. Increases in millage were made possible by amendment No. 40 to the stale constitution, adopted at the 1948 general election. The amendment removed the old 18-ralll limit. Also, the 1019 legislature authorized bond issues up to 15 per cent of assessed valuation. Previously the maximum was 10 per cent. As well as voting on tax rates and bonds, the electors yesterday chase district school directors. NOTICE In lh'« frobale Court for Iht CliickasR'wba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas. ! In the Matter of the Estate of NQ. 1939 Troy Joyce, deceased Lsst known address ot decedent: Leachville, Arkansas. Date of death: June 19, 1949. Tlie undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 26th day of September, 1949. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the dale of the first publication of this notice, or I they shall be forever barred and ; precluded from any benefit in the I estate. j Tliis notice first published 28th I day of September, 1949. O. M. Netson, Administrator Leachville, Arkansas Oscar Fendlpr, attorney. * 928-|10]5 See This Famous Painting "THE LORD'S LAST SO HERE ON BLYTHEYILLE'S MAIN STREET Thursday Friday and Saturd; A Masterful Reproduction 6 Feet High and 14 Feet Long ATTENTION f.ADIES *»Ve have for sale now: Darwin Tulips In 1 different colors Narcissus— Vclluw anil While Daffodils—King Alfred and Golden Harvest Galanlhlis Snow T>rous Scilla—Campnnulnla V^rocus Chionotio\a l.ticHiac Madonna Mly Hyacinths in different colors These are the cliohcst nl bulbs—importcil direct to us from "ollanil. ' Cn mc | n an[) milke vr>|lr sticcijnps now w hitc we have com- P'cl« slock. 4, I'AUI, BYRUJt Hardware & Seed IU h ' asl ' Majn S(r <*' Rlythcrllle. Ark»ns« DEFOLIATE .. by AIRPLANE I'crfccf coverage. Dcfolianl ^ available al comi>clilivc prices. SCRAPE AGRICULTURAL SERVICE 2 Miles vSnuth of HlyihevHIe ['hone 43S8 Blue Plate Special Found; Featured in Egyptian Bar CAflio —(/T'l— Found 111 Egypt- the free lunch which disappeared from Hie corner bur in GruiKhvi's dny. A. iBtal bar scru'.s with each beer: n nlate containing tuna fish, ronst beer and liver, two rolls; plates of olives, peanuts and cucumber squares; a heap of thin dry Arab biead, and a plate of tcheria, delicious oily grain sauce Arabs 'dip their bread into. Steaks arc extra. "Here we go 'round the mulberry tree" Ls correct. Mulberrle* don't grow on bushes. TAKE A LAXATIVE THAT HAS BEEN PROVED BY USE Says Voice, of Experienc« Constipation can upset you easily. 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