The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 1, 1950
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PAGE TWO 3L»THEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, MAT I, Phone'Booking' Bill Denounced A. T. & T. Official Is Against Proposal To W««d Our Calls WASHINGTON, May 1. («—Telephone companies objected todny to a proposed anti-gnmbling bill on the grounds it would saddle them with the responsibility of policing the gambling world. Clyde S. Bailey, executive vice- president of the United States In- dei>endent Telephone Association, protested in a prepared statement that a "wholfc army" would be needed to weed out telephone calls by gamblers and bookmakers. ' idea Called Dangerous S. .Whitney Landon, attorney for the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., said It would be "dangerous and unsound" for a telephone company, "to assume the function of law enforcement Itself." The testimony was given to n Senate Commerce Subcommittee which Is studying a. Justice Department bill designed to ban the movement of gambling information across state lines. Tiie committee under Chairman McParland (D-Ariz) sought information on the volume of such traffic by wire. Under the "broad terms" of the bill. Bailey said, a telephone company would be guilty of violating the permitting gamblers to make telephone calls. To Monitor Calls He argued the companies would be forced to monitor Bll cults under such circumstances. "The bill would thus have the effect of converting telephone companies into police agencies," he added. ... This monitoring could not be done, he said, because "it would involve the employment of a whole army of employees doing nothing else." He noted that telephone companies handle more than 7.000,000 toll calls and more thnn 149,000,000 local calls daily. "Telephone companies are not Khooled In the art. of crime detection,": Bailey said. "That Is not their business." Check Legal Points Senator Tobey (R-NH) told a reporter he wants to look Into legal points in connection with a raid by New Jersey officials on a Western Union office at Bridgcton. State officials said 80 per cent of the of- fl«'s business consisted of accepting or paying oft betting money orders Senator Caperjart <R-:nd) said In l separate Interview he doesn't think it is BO important that betting traffic may have been going through the office as the question ol "who If sending or who Is receiving the money." Two Injured In Weekend Auto Wrecks Two persons were Injured, neither believed seriously In separate automobile accidents here Saturday. City Police reported that Mrs. Mildred Betts Is In a Memphis hospital todny suffering from a knee injury received Saturday afternoon when she was struck by a. car driven by Mrs. Elva Toe In 1000 block on Chlckasawba. ' Investigating officers quoted Mrs. Poe as saying that she swerved her car to avoid hitting another and struck Mrs. Betts, who was believed to have been waiting lo cross the street. Junior Stokes of Lost Cane suffered minor cuts and abrasions about the head and arms when the car In which he was riding overturned after having been struck by another car at (he Intersection of Tenth and Main Streets. City Officer Fred Hodge said that Stokes was riding In a car driven by E. L. Byrorn of Lost Cane The Byrotn car, which was traveling cast on Main Streets, was struck by a car driven by Eugene Tucker. Negro, which was moving North on Tenth Street at the Inter.-ccllon. loth Byrom and Tucker 'escaped njury. No arrests were made in either ccident. Continued from pt«e I hall and the police station. ' Most Moslnee residents took the manuevers seriously but a few openly scoffed. Non-cooperators were passed through the ro«d blocks and allowed to go about their busi- o«u. . "The Red Star" • The Mosiness "Weekly Times" wa» taken over and a special edition of "The Bed Star" was prepared. The occupation edition contained the Soviet proclamation along with the extensive regulations Imposed by the insurrectionists. The demonstration, is the first of Ita kind in this country. In • the making a long time by Legionnaires »nd local officials it is patterned on the Red coups carried out In Europ*. Pour hours after the stroke o sUte started, occupation was com .Plete. Proclamation! Displayed The Red proclamotions of ration Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes up lo 81 in. Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Culvert Tile Sizes up to 36 in. Concrete Seplic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks Sewer Tile Best Prices We Deliver A. H.WEBB ,, f ay 61 al SIMc U»fi. f ' Phone 714 LABOR Continued from F*age 1 iiipnort of six men in the "rnutldy leld" incident. The six men had efuscd to walk across a muddy 'ield to their Jobs oh a television O'A-cr and were threatened with dis missal. The 104 South Bend workers then left thctr jobs and two days later the nationwide strike was called. Overall negotiations with the other CWA divisions had been re- lorted as near'a "pattern"'settlement that could be extended to the whole union, wage demands included a 15 cents an hour boosl and other benefits which add up to about 22 cents an hour more. 40 Hours Straight Negotiators in the Chrysler strike had been hammering at a settlement formula for more than 40 consecutive hours at 6 a.m. today Federal and state mediators Indicated that by staying at the job terms might be reached todny. The contract session began 1 p.m. Saturday ^and has not ; been Interrupted except for brief periods for meals. During that time the differences were reported have narrowed steadily. Negotiators were scheduled to re si^me talks In -Chicago today in an effort to avert; the schediile'dr'Ma; 10 strike of locomotive firemen am engfnemen against four of the na tion's major railroads. seal of the Soviet Stales o." America were displayed in public buildings The Red Hag everywhere replace'" the Stars and Stripes. Streets also were plastered will Soviet slogans and signs pratsin the Communist regime were car ricd by marchers, Including a youni Communist league delegation fron the high school. A soup kitchen fashioned from an oil barrel and soap kettle wa, established on the main street. Sou prepared from scrap bones collect ,ed from the local butcher ^.s "Were offered "free-to-ralloir cou pon holders who have signified the cooperation with the Soviet.V HEADS PUBLISHERS-Edwin S. Friendly t above, vic« president of the New York World-Telegram and The Sun was re-elected president of th« American Newspaper Publishers' Association at Its convention In New York. tolled Auto ftesu/f* n Complications a$ Wrecker Has Wreck En route to answer the a.oj. of a nr stiillde because o fbad roads, .lythevllle automobile agency's recker got wound up In Its own roubles yesterday. The wrecker was crowded lo lue houldcr of the Cottonwood poinl oart and turned over, spilling Its occupants. The wrecker got by wltt: bent fender. The driver, Al Squires escaped with only a few rubes. Olho Stanfield got the i-orst end of the deal any way you ook at It. tn the first place It was his car ,bfit was stalled, Just about s miles out of Dyersburg, and It w Mr. Stanfield who required ho-spita care after [he accident. HLi Injurlei were minor ctils and bruises ant lend and knee lacerations. He WM dismissed from the Walls Hospital this morning, after being kept there over night for examination. Mr. and Mrs. Stanfleld" were en route lo Dyersburg Saturday ngiht when they had to leave their car with the rotul under construction, nd return home. He and Al Squires were going to tow the car home when ihe second accident occurred. Mrs. Stanfield said today that he was resting well at their home at 309 East Davis. Megro Schools Eh County Hold , 33rd Annual Rally The 33rd annual rally (or Negro Schools in M!«£U»lppl Courtly wu conducted Saturday at Wilrun, with student* from 22 of the 25 Ne- schoolx In the county participating In the event*. Aleni Wiley, Negro supervisor for elementary school* In Mississippi County, said that J,000 attended the eatival, which featured field events, * ba»ketb»ll tournament, •nd a non-competitive style show. Tn the competition .the Harrison school at Blytheville placed first in .he high school 'division; Ihe jun- or high school iroup from Luxora, placed first In that division; and ;he Carson Lake school won the top honors In the elementary division. Field events included high jump, broad Jump, 50-yard dash and the relay. In the basketball tournament for schools having only eight grades, the Carson Lake girls were winners and the CJrlder boys. Sixteen of the schools participated in the talent show, conducted a* feature of the morning's program. Orations, dance routines, musical presentation and recitations were included in the show. School.? not participating Included the Robinson school at Blythe- vllle, and the schools at Calumet and Little River. The two latter schools are no longer in session for this term. Bridges among the Talyal people of Formosa are tatooed with marriage marks from mouth to-ears. N. Missco Cliibs Begin Observance Of 'Home Demonstration Week' North MlMisslppi County Home Demonstration Clubs began the of- ilcial observance of National Home Demonstration Week, April 30 lo May «, with the county council meeting at the Blackwater Gymnasium Saturday. The theme of the council jession was that being used for the national observance —"Today's Home Builds Tomorrow's World." Activities for the county's participation were to continue this week with displays to be set up in three Blythevllle store windows, «nd at Manila, Leachvtlle, and' Armorel. In addition to the displays, a health survey, a tour of community gardens, and special club programs are being planned. ^ The window display* are to Include trays at the Tri-State Book Store: figurines and copper foil pictures at Planters Hardware, and lamp shades and rugs at Arkansas- Missouri Power Company. Rev. Kldd Give* Talk The council program Saturday included an address by the Rev. Harvey T. Kldd, pastor of the First Presbyterian Cliurcfc, on "Family Life," an address by Mrsi Carroll Watson of Osccola on "Your Child and You." Mrs. Ernest French of Yarbro reviewed the book, "The Emotional Climate In the Home." County wide projects discussed at the meeting Include a clean-np campaign, channeled through 4-H and Home Demonstration club members. A total of 1.500 tetters '«( instructions were mailed and it Is estimated that more lhan 95 per cent of those contacted cooperated with beautlfication of yards, addition ol shrubs and flowers, burning of rub- bish, and the improvement' of mailboxes, fences, and the general appearance of tke homes. Roadside parks were established al Yarbro, Blackwater, Falrvlew, Box Elder and Brown, and clubs at Lenchvllle and Lone Oak have started community parks. ' Activities Planned Plans were made for a play tournament to be conducted at Yarbro on May 25, a bazaar in October to to be held In connection with a handicraft and style show, and a garden contest In the fall. Mrs. Gertrude B. Hollman, home demonstration agent for South Mississippi County, explained that the objectives of the week's observance was to acquaint "ie general public with the activities and accomplishments of the home demonstration work, to encourage to cooperate In extension programs, and to give recognition to volunteer workers contributing to the develop ment of community life. A total of 3,000.000 club women are participating In the observance, after the week was set aside by President Truman to recognize the work of the clubs In rural sections. =BE DEPENDABLE for B D means Black- Draught, the friendly "laxative no helpful to relieve constipation when It causes headache* login ess and upset fltomach. black- Draught 13 made of pure. Import«<: hfjhs. Popular wilh four generations CoJiLs n i>eiiny or less a doao. Children IlUe tasty Syruy of Black-Draught When you need a laxative, gel Black Draught -from the dealer Jtearest you BLACK-DRAUGHT uxATW! CottonAcreage fs Measured On 37 Farms Thirty-seven Mississippi County farms have been measured to determine the acreage to be put Into cotton tinder the present acreage- control program, A. c. Spellings, chairman of the Production and Marketing Admniistratlon county committee, announced today. The deadline for filing applications for measurement was Saturday, and the PMA offices al Osceola and Blythevllle said today that all other measurements would be made after the cotton Is up: In the event farmers have over-planted, they will be required to plow up the excess or be subject to a heavy penalty. Seven of the farms measured were in North Mississippi County and Ihe other 30 w«re South Mississippi County farmi!. The measuring before planting ww optional, and *u to merely u a planting juidt tor tn« farmer*. / MluiMlppl County taratn *r* being allowed (o UH 47 per cent at their land for cotton Kn»t*. All the mea»urtag completed h«r« wu done by the PICA atalli U Blj- theville and OicvaU. Truck Overturns On S. Highway 61 Woodrow Jone«, BogaluM, Lt trucker escaped seriom injury night when the aeml-tr«ll« tr he was driving left Highway T and wound up in a ditch near Luxor*. Jonei, who luffered only minor cuts and brulsei In the accident, told State Police that hi* truck wu forced off the highway by a car. The accident occurred on th» Highway 61 curve Just north of ttit Luxora city UmiU. Mr. Jones' truck »ai loaded with bananas. It waa traveling north on the highway. Call 6911 for Blytheville TIN SHOP 111 North Pint We offer complete Sheet Metal service. . .gin, oil mill & f«ed mill work, house gutters, duct work. Call Taylor Lay ton, shop manager. ' - FOOD Continued from Page 1 have dropped between .five and ilx per cent. Fryers are^about the same price, but eggs have decreased a'few pennies a dozen. Salad dressing soap powders, shortening, cheese, flour and some vegetables are » little cheaper. The U. S. Department of Agriculture recently came up with an. announcement that apparently will determine the price on food 1n Arkansas during the rest of this year../.:- --'-—-= Should Eat Better The :agency said everybody should ent Just a tittle better this year than they did in 1949, when they ale about 11 per cent better thin before World War II. The department predicted about 14 per cent more fresh vegetables for the family table this year than were served in 1049. An Increase In turkey, spinach and candy also was predicted. However, it said there probably will be less chicken. FOR SALE State Certified DPI. No. 15 Blue Tag Cottonseed 80% Germination OGDEN SOYBEANS 89% Germinnlion EARL MAGERS Del), Arkansas .Phone 2811 or 2IG1 Are Termites Ruining Your Property? Government statistics say that Termite damage was second only to fire in the United States. We will mak« nn inspection and give you «n estimate, if needed, without cost. Our work is licensed hy the Arkansas State Plant Hoard—we have 12 years of experience to guarantee you satisfaction. • FREE INSPECTION • SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. H. C. Rlanketiship I- J Keller 309 East Kentucky Phone 2.150 or 3579 Be Thankful For Health Most of us who enjoy good health scccpl It as a matter of course. It Is only when we have experienced the pains and suffering that accompany severe illness that we can fully estimata and value the state of being well. For more thnn fifty-four years Chiropractic ha* been delivering an ever Increasing health service to sick and suffering humanity Chiropractic is a separate and distinct health science. The Chiropractor does not treat, heal or cure He uses no drugs, and he does not practice medicine, surgery, or osteopathy His objective is to restore the normal transmission of nerve force from brain to the various organs, muscles and tissues of the body, bj adjusting the vertebral subluxallon that Is creating Interference to such normal transmission and causing disease in the body R«- newcd health is the natural result Lindquist Chiropractic Clinic Phone 3170 615 Chickosawba Strttt Blyfheville, Cotton—Symbol Of The American Way The source of America's strength arises front our faith in human liberty. And the pages of history prove that man's liberty is secure only under a system of free enterprise. The cotton farmer and the cotton industry stand as a symbol of the American way of life. For here we have the free enterprise of millions of people — cotton growers, ginners, warehousemen, merchants, crushers, spinners—welded together by a common bond of interest. Yet each and every man is free to live and work and carry on his business without compulsion—without fear. The American way of life shall never fail so long as we hold to our deep and abiding faith in freedom. The American cotton industry shall never fail as long as we prove our faith in il by buying cotton products ourselves. Observe National Cotton Week-This Week and Every Week by Always Buying Cotton Products Ark-Mo Power Co. "A Citizen in fv*ry Community W« S»rr«"

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