The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1951 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 1, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1951 Arkansas Cities Get Ready To Elect New Officers Nov. 6 BT THC ASSOCIATED PRESS Mayors ind other municipal of- ficlil* are to b» elected next Tuesday, Nov. 6, In Arkansas cltlrs of the first class and Incorporated town*. '' The latter elect • full slate of officers. First class cities this year elect only a mayor, city treasurer and one-half of, their aldermen. Next year, they elect city clerks, city attorneys and one-half of their aldermen. Cities of the second class hold their municipal (lections on even years. The Arkansas Municipal League estimated that there are about 35 citirs of the first class and 220 Incorporated towns in the stale. Not all of the latter will go to the trouble to hold elections. "They tell us," said Glenn O. Zimmerman, executive secretary of the league, "that they can't jet anybody to run for office and those in office would quit." , Some Effect in Spring Two commlssion-form-of-govem- ment cities, Fort Smith and Eureka Springs, hold their elections In the spring, as all cities did in Arkansas until last year. A legislative net ot 1949 changed the setup. In addition to contests for office at least two places will vote on the question of Installing parking meters and a third will net on a proposed bond Issue for municipal improvement*. In many places, there are contests because the nominees were chosen In the Democratic primaries last summer, or the incumbents are anopposed. Job WoHh W,000 to Three The Job of mayor i( worth $5,000 yearly in three Arkansas citle Little Rock, North Little Rock and Rot Springs, Little Rock W the scene of the ehlei fight for chief executive of a municipality because It Is the only WM tn which a Republican and Democrat oppose each other. It Is, Jackson, 64, and Alderman Dan the first time In modern history that the OOP his hnd a candidate for mayor of the state's largest city. Pratt C. Remmel, n 36-year-old .nswrance executive, is the Republican standard hearer. He Is chairman Blodgett, 41. jatkson served as mayor from 1942 (a 1950. BATESVIU.F. A lively contest has developed at Batesvllle where voters also will decide on a proposed bond issue. May- of the Pulaski GOP committee andi cr s . Harney Chancy. 42. Is seeking a member of the Republican state a third term over Caldwell T. Ben- committee. His opponent is Sam Wnssell, an attorney In his sixties, seeking his :hird term. Itemmel Simply Filed nett. a 36-year-old employe of the first national bank and a veteran of World War II. Mayor Chancy annnunrrcl scvcra weeks ngo that he would not be a Wassell won the Democratic nom- j candidate for re-election. Hov/ever Lnation in a heated campaign; he changed his mind adcr recelv against Alderman Franklin Loy last] ins a petition bearing 250 signatures summer. Remmel simply lited for the office. There is no GOP primary. Wnssoll hasn't bothered to campaign for the general election. How- him to run again, natesvillc voters also will vote on whether they wnnt the city to Issue S60.0M In bonds to build a munlcipa ever, Remmel has made n fteht of j swimming pool and park. A proptvs Hn opened a campaign quarters, visited all the wards, shook hands and made speeches. The hnndsome Remmel refrained from personalities, sticking to plodRrs of a more efficient •stratum. a] seeking repeal of the city garb age pick-up system also is on thi ballot. ' MENA I Mayor J. Albert MldriJelon, 56, tf j seeking a second term as mayor o _ . Mena. His opponent of 43-vear-olc Democratic nominees for other 0 A Cumm ^ 5 , a carpenlcr an city offices in Little Rock are un- _,(...„.. opposed. paimer. Contests In other cities: A four-man rnce has developed for mayor nf Jonesboro. Incumbent Herbert J. Bosley is opposed by: Alderman Hank Berry Jr., a sign pnlnter by trade; Alderman H. R. Cook, operator of a truck line; and Herbert Sanderson, who opposed Bosley in 1049. All the candidates are Democrats, FARAGOULD At Parngould. Mnyor Ike Wlllcock- snn has opposition In his bid for a second term. His opponent Is Marcus A. Morrow, former Greene County circuit court clerk. BI.VTIIEVIM.E For the first time in nearly a decade, a three-man race has developed for the job of mayor of Blytheville. Incumbent Doyle Henderson. 51. seeking « second term, Is Voters of Mena also will select foi the first time a municipal Juttge An ordinance to set up a munlcipa court In the Polk County seat wa approved several weeks ago. Seeking the $1.500 a year post i former State Atty. Gen: Hal L Norwood, CAMDEN Walter Laney, attorney a n brother of former Gov. Ben Laney and Charles Moseley, merchant, ftr running for mayor of Camden. In cumbent Mayor Don Harrell seeking re-election. Mnyor Jodie Lewis Is opposed b John White In his bid for re-elec Uon ns mayor of Ola. JACKSONVILLE There are four candidates, Indue! Ing a 4'oman, for mayor of Jack , near Little Rock. They are Leochville News Coburn Pierce was honored Saturday night n-hen a group of friend* led by Mrs. E. Walker entertained with a surprise birthday party. Coburn wa« observing his 12th birthday. In Paragould Sunday for the meeting of the Saturday Luncheon Club were Mr«. A. E. Robinson. Mrs. E. E. Wilson and Mrs. Jim Patterson. F. Li. McHaney, Mrs. John Burden and Mrs. Monte Grimes 'idll be members o( the faculty for the Sunday School Training Course to he held soon In the First Baptist Church of Manila for Baptist Churches of this Mississippi County Association. The Rev. R. V. Llddell, retired minister, lias been called as supply pastor by the First Baptist Church and will serve until the Rev. B. W. Pierce minister Is able to return to his duties. The Rev. Mr. Pierce Is recovering from auto wreck Injuries In Memphis Baptist Hospital. Mrs. T. N. Rodman vikited relatives in Orion this week. Mrs. J. W. Clark and Mrs. Catherine Wallace spent Saturday In Jonesboro. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Pierce of Brose- Icy. Mo,, spent Monday in Leach- vllle with relatives. Mrs. Fred Alexander was In Jonesboro Friday. • Mrs. Paschal Maynard left Tuesday for points in Texas to visit her daughter. Mrs. Charles Jollrff and Mr. Jolliff. Iowa College President! IOWA CITY, la. (AP) — M.-8. Lardizabal is the 29th living graduate of the Slate University of lows to become > college president. He is president of Tagudin Junior College In the Philippines. Turn To Page 5 HEARD SWAN SONG, MAYBE—Unperturbed by the presence of the Fyfe family, a swan sits at ease in their Edinburgh. Scotland, home, after waddling Indoors from the garden. The family hid tried to coax H in wilh food and drink, which it refused What finally lured it In was music Irom the phonograph. opposed by former Mayor B, B. 1 Mrs. Lel» Ingalls, real estate oper- ator; W.F. Cramer, insurance agent; Morris T. Bond, engineer, and former mayor J. E. Croft. Carl Brewer did not seek re-election. NO OPPONENTS They mayors have no opposition for reelection: Edgar B. Parker of Conway; Cleo Neuhart of Plainview; Floyd Housely of Hot Springs; Ben. P. Butler of Osceola; A. C. Ned of El Dorado; Dr. H. V. Olenn of Stuttgart, and B. R. McCarlcy of Texnrkntia. McCarley, 47, car dealer, is the first mayor of Texarkana, Ark., to receive a third trrm nomination. At Rogers and Sprlngdale voters will decide whether they want parking meters Installed on the city's streets. 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