The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
Page 11
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1949 Weekend Is Fatal To 8 Arkansans Wrecks, Hunting Mishaps, Homicides Contribute to Toll By The Associated Press Accidents took a heavy" toll in Arkansas over the weekend. Highway crackups, hunting accl- •onls and homicides claimed eight jives Eleven persons died violently last week. Two large trailer-trucks collided «nd burst into flames near Bradford ale Saturday killing Ihe drivers. They were Idcnllflcd'as Burl Dabbs. 33, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Paul Baker, about 30, either of St. Louis or Farmljigtbii, Mo. '. .5 .A high school teacher,-John Hayncs, about 58, of Lamnr, Ark., I Was wounded fatally while squirrel hunting near clarksville Saturday. Arkansas Stale Police said n rifle discharged accidentally, the slug hitting Hayncs in the right shoulder. His body was found about eight hours after the accident. James Mckenncy, 18, Negro, was Injured fatally in an automobile collision near El Dorado late Saturday night. Charles Jackson. 32. negro, n passenger in McKemiey's . auto, suffered serious injuries. Two Dtc In flgMs Deslia County officers are holding Jesse Jot-dan, 55, Negro, in connection with the fatal shooting of Emogene Stanley, 30. Negro woman, fotowing an argument In McGchee Saturday night. Water Martin, 48, Greene County farirjer, was wounded fatally during a shooting scarpe In downtown Paragould Saturday night. Prosecutor Howard Mayes said Martin was shot following an argument .li'i'a fight with Jess W. Cross, about 50. of Paragould. Cross is held on an open charge. Four-year old jimmy Lee Gotherman died in a Liltle Rock hospital Sunday from injuries suffered when struck by a vehicle in North Little Rock friday. The. accident occurred as the youngster ;was running across a busy thoroughfare. The body of John Richmond, about 37, Negro wood cutter was discovered by his wife hi a wooded thicket near Pitie Bluff early sun- day, Jefferson county Coroner Ed -, Diipress said Richmond was killed 'by a .22 'caliber 'rifle bullet fired by unknown persons. A small whiskey still near the scene was destroyed by officers. . . BLtTHgVtLH (ARK.) COOTUEm NEWS Convict Weeps While He Hears His Cell-Written Music Played TEA-TODDLIN' TIPPLER-Although Walter, the chimpanzee, looks suspiciously eager as his keeper at the San Francisco Zoo pours a bit of liquid refreshment, it's all above board. It's strictly toft drinks the guzzlin' chimp is so addicted to. But then Walter's only four years old—too young for advanced monkey-shines. Freight Rate Increase Boosts Government's Excise Tax Total By Martha Cole BI GSPRING, Tex., Oct. 3. «")_ A life term convict too<$ In the wings of a stage yesterday and cried. He was hearing—for the first ,!me—his musical history of Bir Frank Grandstaff. on a six-day furlough from the Tennessee State Prison, then slipped quietly Into a front row seat. But minutes later le was pushed to the sla»e—the center thLv time— to receive the applause of hundreds. Tl>e one time piano salesman in West Texas, a man described as having unusual 'ileirls, was given a warm, heart-felt ovation. For a work composed In a prison cell Grandslaff's ..cantata, "Bit Spring." was sung by a male choiui ?L. |lart . °' thl ' West Texas town'. 100th birthday celebration. "I'm happy, I'm very happy," w»s all Grandstaff could say. "Yes, It sounded just as I thought It would." , Of Little Valud Africa has more potential water power than any other continent, but its many waterfalls are so located that :they '- are ;of little or ho use. When it's summer In California : IVs also summer iiv China. THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday ' with Marguerite Chapman and Waller Brennan Warner News Se Cartoon By Alexander R. George + WASHINGTON — The recent Increase In railroad freight rates brings about a double-barreled boost In living 'cosU. ' It raises the ordinary charges of goods, which results in Increasing the amount paid in federal excise taxes.on the. transportation of properly. These extra "charges customarily Increase the prices paid by Ihe consumers for Ihose goods. The federal tax on transportation of properly Is. three per cent of Ihe regular transportation charge. (Tile 15 per cent tax on passenger fares is not affected by the new rate-increase.) ' The interstate Conim'e'rce Commission granted the railroads a general four pur cent increase in freight rates to compensate for the coils 'nf Installing a five-day week schedule for non-operating em- ployes Sept. i. It Is expected that Congress will give primary attention to the property transportation tax when It tackles the excise levy issue at next year's session. Tax specialists say it is the one tax which virtually everyone favors abolishing That's because It tends to increase the living costs more than any other single excise tax. One reason is that it applies to all kinds •of commodities and another Jit that It often keeps pyramiding, ~ For example, it 1 5 applied first to: raw ruaterials being shipped to ah assembly plan, second, these materials are taxed again when shipped in a semi-finished state. Finally, there is a tax on shipments o£ the finished products. President Truman generally has opposed the elimination of excise taxes, but in his 'midyear economic report he said the properly trans- portations tax- should be wiped out. He "didn't advocate 'repealing the 15 per .cent tax on passenger travel. However, there will be pressure for abolishing .the passe'ngcr tax when congress tackles the properly transportation levy. Many Congress- nien'conteiid that ni'lich travel is fn the necessity, rather than the pleasure class. The 15 per cent bite Is considered particularly rough on persons who regularly ride commuter trains to and from work. — There are nearly 7,000 Ice making : plants In the United States. STARVUE DRIVE-IN "TMtATRt TUESDAY OCTOBER 4 STARVUE DRIVE-IN THEATRE- Our on South Hiwoy 61 Box Office Opens 6:30—Show starts ,'•• ; ;• at 7:00 . ' AduKs 50c; Children Free Clifford M. Holland engineered the Holland tunnel. -HEATREOSCEOL YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Boi Office Oiten* at 6i45 (p.m. Week Mfihls Show Starts at 7:00 .Matinee Saturday A: Sunday at a p.m. with continuous showing Last Time Today "THE BIG STEAL" Robert Milclium *•' ; Jane Greer v ; " William Behdlx SKY -LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER Z Miles North of BlythcviHe Box Office' Opens at 6:30 8h*W Starts 7:00 Last Time Today "MAN FROM COLORADO" with Glenn Ford anrl Ellen Drew Added Attractions Tuesday and Wednesday "SLIGHTLY FRENCH" wilh Dorothy Lamonr . and Don Amtahe AilKed Attractions NEW Box Opens Week D»JJ 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday 'i Sundaji Mat.-Sun. I p.m. Cont Showinj Manila, Ark. Shows EVER* NIGHT Last Time Today "SLATTERY'S HURRICANE" with Veronica I.ak« Linda Darnell Also Shorts Tuesday "WHIPLASH" with Dane Clark Also Shorts "Happlnew Is a town named Big Sprlnj," he told a crowd estimated at 2,000 persons Just before the pro- ram in the municipal auditorium began. "Everyone here has gone out ot i!s way to make my stay here one to b<5 remembered," "You need not worry about me while I sn. here," he said In a law, emotion-choked voice, Shine Phillips, die druggist'who wrote the book, "Big spring," that nsplred Grandslnff to compose his music, introduced the convict to the crowd. "We.hope for further freedom for a man of such splendid talent, personality and* background," Phillips said. • To most people, the highlight of the celebration was Grandslatf's cantata—composed In solitary, the time tapped on the wall of a cell "Any free man must be'talented to transfe- narrative prose into rhyme stanzas and set appropriate choral musle to that t«xt," Mid Dr. Roy Harris, coinpawr In re»!d«ne« at Peabody Colin* In Nuhvllle, Term, "How much more talented then must be «n Imprisoned man to write such a cantata within the restriction of life term confinement." . Dr, Harris saict ne was Interested In Grandstaff and that he would be glad to work with him to develop his talent. Some piano lessons as a child Is the only musical education Grandstaff received.' Before his cantata was performed, lie .heard three pianists plan his three-piano composition called 'The Big spring Centennial Waltz" Grandstaff was sentenced to life In prison when convicted us an haijltual criminal, mostly for petty larunlM. wnali thefl* and <or»er- But Big Sprint U treating htm ai an honor tuesU—not a convict He li .laying «t a hotel with no guard* and no handculfs—lust a illent understanding t>>at honor Is at slake. "You Just don't ''now, I cannot find the words to «ay what this means to me," orandstaff said at a centennial committee breakfast yesterday. RENT A CAR • Drlrt Anywhtn r<w Plru* •Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 • ror monies — —— « _ In Car Comfort __ STARVUE Drive ALL WHITE TMEATPE LAST DAT • OFEN «:M FLYNN•SHERIDAN AUo Mariaret O'Brien !• V. THE BIG CITY" Tuesday Top Namei of Muite Wsrld la "CARNEGIE HALL" WHAT'S T r r n i ' In Ihe 10 Years? This is the week we all stop to consider the many ways in which Blytheville and cotton-producing Mississippi County have progressed in the lost decade. And no change is more significant than the tremendous increase in the uses tound ior cottonseed and its by products . . . for each new use means an increase in the value of the cotton crop. From cottonseed oil come cooking fats, salad oils, and oleomargarine ... the mto/ and the hulls are used for feeding purposes . . . the lint can be turned into cellulose or use'd as a filler in mattresses and upholstery. And science is constantly finding new uses for cotton and cottonseed by-products. So we look to the future with confidence — Mississippi County, Arkansas, where Cotton is King. Congratulations'to the 10th Annual National Cotton Picking Contest < i BLYTHEVILLE COTTON OIL COMPANY

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