The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 3, 1950
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PAGE KOUKTKEN l, HiAi it, Senate May Act Today on Crime $150,000 Investigation Could Be Given Final Vote After Long Delay By Don WJiltclirnd WASHINGTON, May 3. W T J—After weeks of delay, the Senate today came to possible action on a resolution calling for a $150,000 crime investigation. The inquiry was first proposed In February. It wiwn't until late yesterday that Senator Kefauver (D- Tenn) managed to get his resolution before the Senate. There still was some doubt Jho Senate u'ould get to a final vote today. Move Klockcd Democratic Leader Lucar of Illinois tried to get agreement for definite voting time. His move was blocked by Senator Donnell <5l-Mo) and others. IAIC&S said he had been "kicked around" by some press accusations tliat he has been stalling a vote on the crime investigation and declared that those who now blocked one could take the responsibility for any further delay. Donnell insisted he had a two- hour speech to make on the resolution. The Kefuuver inquiry would be much broader than the gambling investigation being conducted by a Senate commerce subcommittee. Kefauver proposed to set up five-man special committee with authority to chuck on the operations of any crime syndicate and the Influence of organized crime on law enforcement. February Report His resolution calls for a $17.500 a-year chief counsel and a 512,500 a-year assistant counsel. The in vestigators would report their find liters to the Senate by next, Feb. 28 Kefauver said he wanted 1 an in vestigation along the same lines a. those conducted by the commlltci headed by President Truman wher he was a Senator. Kefauver said the Truman hearings were models of- fairness- and objectivity — with no partisanship and no public character-smearing. Kefauver argued that crime commission reports from California, Florida, Massachusetts, Baltimore, Chicago and New Orleans indicated a need for a federal investigation. Big-time gamblers, he saUi, arc threatening to "take over control" of government In some cities by corruption of local officials. Oppositions to the Kefuuver resolution has developed among Republican leaders who want the inquiry to be in the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Finance Group Gives Approval For Larger Social Security Benefits WASHINGTON, May 3. W)-Thc+ Senate Finance Committee today approved larger increases in Social Security retirement benefits than are provided In a House-passed bill. At the same t::nc It voted against nny increase for the next five years In the tax rate that finances tile system. The committee estimated that under its proposals individual benefit payments in the next decade vould average 110 per cent higher han under present law, compared o the 100 per cent increase provided in the House bill. The average basic benefit to a -etired worker insured under the ystcin now Is about $26 a month. This would be increased by the Senate bill to about $49 a month, he committee said. Aj5 under the louse bill, the present maximum family benefit of $85 a month would be raised to $150. Final action on all parts of the Senate committee bill bas not been :aken. but Chairman George <n- 3a) told reporters he expects to iiavc it ready for the Senate next week. Obituaries BAND Continued from Page 1 snare drum section; Murray Stuart will play the bass drum, and Nanc> Damon, tymnani. Majorettes will include the head majorette, Louise Sullivan, and Virginia Easley, Doris Stone, Anr Bright. Jean Shelton, Doris Bean and Joan Earles. Edna Wamble, Rhonda Knton Ematiel Swcnrcngcn, Mary Fay Wren, Millie 1 Ann Bradley and Joan Freeman will be ushers. Mrs. Redman Returns From National TB Meet Mrs. C- G- Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi county Tuberculosis Association, returnet yesterday from Washington, D. C where she attended the Nationa Tuberculosis Associtition conference More than 2,025 were reyisteret "or the week-long meeting, IncHul ing 11 from Arkansas. Dviring the conference, discus sions on rehabilUnion, heaHh edu cation, public relations, casc-findln and x-ray programs were included. It was pointed put that a goal of $21,000,000, to be raised through the sale of Christmas Seals, was to be used In tuberculosis control work and education work during 1950. A total of $20,226,683.18 was spent in 1949. Negro Deaths Fimernl services for Gus Jenkins, 57. will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Home Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Ishir Moore, and burial will De' in the Sandy Ridge Cemetery, lie died Monday. Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Jenkins. COTTON WEEK Continued from Page \ these prizes. Honorable mention in the con- tires Conducted : or R. A. Yancey Services for Russell Alforci (Jack) fanccy, 51. BIythevllle barber, were o be conducted at 3 p.m. today t Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by he Rev. P. II. Jernignn. pastor ol he Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Yancey died at 8:30 to- lay at the St. Joseph's Hospital In •lemphis, Terni., where he had lx>cn a patient since Saturday. He was iorn in Nashville, Tcnn., but had nadc his home here for the past evcral years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora Yanccy; two daughters, Ettn x>u and -Jane Yanccy, both ot Bly- heville; a brother, Clyde Yancey of California; and a sister. Mrs. El,a Polk of Flint, Mich. Burial was to be In the Maple arove Cemetery. • * w Chandler Rites To Be Tomorrow Services for Mrs. Hern ice Thompson Chandler, wife of William Chandler, will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Christ by II. P. Sharp, evangelist. Burial will b? in the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. chandler, 31, was killed Monday night in an automobile accident at Munfordville, Ky. She had made her home in Bly- theviUe for several years, until two months ago when she moved to McMlnnville, Tenn. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her mother, Mrs. Nellie Pringle; two sons, Bobby joe and Daryl Lee Thompson; a brother, Odle Pringle, all of Blythcville niid two sisters survive her. test went to the mural entered by the entire first grade class at Yarbro, and the following individuals: Patricia Gay Brostian, Central; Barbara Ann Wilson, Yarbro, Elizabeth Bristcr, Ynrbro; Patsy McGhec, Central; Jeanctte Cofob; Sudbury; William Ward, Al- U-ne Wilson and Johnnie Lou Johnson of Yarbro. Mr. Goodman said the winning entries and those receiving honorable mention would be on di 'n down- town store windows, Harrison J'lans Kvent HFiniso:i High School in ttlythc- viile has also planned a Cotton Week event. Girls in the home economics department will show a variety annenLs they have made from cotton at a style; show in the Elm Street Auditorium Thursday night at 8 o'clock. Also on the program Ls a plaj entitled, "Plain Mary Jane." County Cotton Week is being sponsored by the Mississippi County Perm Bureai 1 and is aimed at acquainting tlic world's largest COL- Zotton Ginning Figures Issued WASHINGTON, May 3. W>>—The Census Bureau rejjorlcd today tilat gtnnlngs from the 1049 cotton crop otalcd 15.907.U4li running bales, flits is equivalent to 1C,127,083 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. Glnnmgs from the 1048 crop to- aled M.580,279 running hales and il8G8,'iG9 bales of SCO pounds gross weight. The final ginning figures were 7,144 bales more than the ijrcliml- lory figure.-; issued last March 20. Final gimiings by states for 1048 and 1043 crops respectively, by running bales, included: Missouri 44V 180 and 511,757. ton producing county with qualities of cotton products. t li FARM Continued from "age ] Chrysler Strike Talks Plod On DETROIT, May 3. (AP)— Peace talks in the Ions Chrysler strike plodded on todny in the \vnke of company-union bickering. For the time being there were no further reports of progress on the 09th dn.v of the strike. Last night's talks were adjourned at 1 a.m. today without com- Drowning Victim's Rites To Be Held in California Rites for Louis Froy Burks, 48, former lilytheville resident, who was drowned at Merced, Calif., on April 25, will be conducted there at 2 p.m. tomorrow. It was originally planned that his body be returned here for burial. Funeral arrangements were completed here by Cobb Funeral Home. Four Pre-Schoo! Clinics Planned In Next 2 Weeks Pour summer round-up programs and pre-school clinics for children to .start to school in September have been scheduled for the next two week.s. Dr. B. A. Wilson, Negro physician, was to conduct the clinic for Harrison School this afternoon at the North .\ County Health Unit. Oetavia Shivers was to be in charge of the clinic. Sudbury Parent-Teacher's Association will he in charge of the clinic to be conducted tomorrow aflernon at 1 p.m. at the health milt, under the direction of Mrs. P. E. Utley. ; Lange P. T. A. will conduct its clinic on May 11. under the supervision of Mrs. LcRoy Huddle.ston; and Central School's clinic will be on May 18. with Mrs. C. L. .Mc- Watcr.s in charge. The clinics provide general examinations by doctors, nurses and dentists, smalliwx vaccinations, and diphtheria and tetanus immunisa- tions. and utilized as a . major step achieving agricultural prosperity. The philosophy that there are too many people in the nation today and that there te nothing else a person can do to make a living beyond his present Job is fallacious, Mr, Kllue contended. "Some people have been listening to what I call the^ 'siren song.' The politicians -say 'Let's stop here.' "This is the way to perpetual poverty." Mr. Kline explained that there is no need to ''stick. to producing some things v.-e can't ieli. This applie.s to cotton, too. We can diversify cotton land and sell food from it." High production per man in a£- riciiHnri' Is necessary, he said, lic- canSR when producion is Inu', the rural standard of living is low. "\Ve havr nnt begun lo approadi our wants," he said, blaming much of this on negative think- in.?. "It is Impossible to gel high standards of living in rural areas if we don't earn them," he asserted. "If we don't earn Ihcm, \ve will always he the minority that gets the government minima." Of the 6,00.000 farmers in the United States, half of them produce the vast majority of agricultural goods, he said. Of these, there- are about 1,259.000 "snb.sistent" farmers — "(hose who use the hoe In the machine age." "They form the real problem the Farm Bureau is interested ir.." he said. "It ic nece.ssary to teach them how to fit into a dynamic and expanding economy." "\Vc must have mecliam7aUnn hi bring high standards of liv- ing," Mr. Xliiu «*etere4. He said: ••We are not entitled to a high standard of living guaranteed by the government. We are entitled only to the opportunity to earn it. "We must protect the opportunity lo earn this standard of jiving. "IJ you want to sit in the shade and read, you must earn that right by being highly productive the rest of the time." Tiie need lor a relatively stable general price level is great, he explained, because" when the general price level goes down a little, I lie farm price level goe.s down a lot." Yet cosLs of farm operaUoru: remain high, he said. "Agriculture cannot be a prosperous part of an economy Unit Is not." In the field of price and vol'.nne control, the farmer is opiiosed to monopolies and is interested in controling them, Mr. Kline .said. "Hlsncss," he said, however, "is not In itself evil. Bigness is essential—you can't make cheap cars without big business and it takes big business lo service them. "We must learn to avoid abuse of big business ami learn to enjoy its benefits rather than do av,'ay with it." There is a monopoly in labor today, and problems resulting from it have not yet been solved, Mr. Kline said. "Big labor Is here and it is here to stay," he said. He urged responsible and self' disciplined leadership in business and labor. As an example of misuse current coal strike which cut the of monopoly in labor, he cited the volume of coal and raised the cost. He said: "The miner hurt himself, though [!•> raised his wages. He increased ment. Mediators ordered tion at 9 a.m. a resump- N'egro AMf Conference To Begin Thursday The Blythevilie Negro A. M. E. j district coniercncc will begin Tiiirsrtay May 4, at the Bethel AME Church with Rev. J. R. White of Pine Olulf, presiding. Pastors and laymen from Eastern Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, Memphis and other sections are expected to attend. Bishop W. A. Fountain of Atlanta, Ga., prelate ol the Ark.- Potatoes were brought to Ei-rope from South America by Spaniards. RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR his hourly wage and materially reduced the use of coal. "Tens of thousands of persons changed over from coal to oil and gas and hundreds of industries switched to other fuels. I favor higher wages ior miners, but you can't do it by pricing coal out of the market." f^iuils Cotton Week .tfr. Kline was introduced by Joe Hardln nf Grady, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, who congratulated the Mississippi county Farm Bureau for doing "splendidly another big job" in sponsoring the Cotton Week. Mr. Hardln was Introduced by Harold Ohlendorf, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. Mayor Ben. p. sutler of Osceola introduced Osceola's cotton Week king and queen, Godfrey L. White and Miss Peggy jane Driver. In a brief response to the welcome given the Cotton Week Royalty, Mr. White warned his listeners to remember that "We all depend on cotton, directly or Indirectly, for our living. We raise and sell It, but unfortunately we are not buying it." He pointed out that manufacturers of synthetic fibers spend millions iif dollars advertising their products and urged Mississippi Counlians to buy mure of (lie product {hey ^row. Mr. Kline arrived in Osceola last night from RusseUville, where he Enjoy delicious Home-Cooked Meals at addressed Arkansai Tech yesterday at their annual Agr He [lev part of the way to o jut was grounded by weather Newport. The remainder ot th« was made by auto with a Sta Police escort. After his talk, left Osceola for Memphis, »hej he boarded a (rain for Chicago. Harold Young of Little Roel president of the National Cott< Council, attended last night'* met ing. Other State Farm Bureau official present last night Included Wakl Frasicr of Little Rock, executlsf secretary; w. P. Wright of HarrlJ burff, district director of organujl lion for Northeast Arkansas; R. I,. McGall of Marked Tree, tiircctor. Also present was'JJ Oliver of west Memphis, sexffiilh| secretary of the Council; and J. Thomason of Little Rock, stats . tension Service agent. Other county Farm Bureau ficers present included E. C. Pleil man of Manila ami H. C. Knajl penberger of Blythevllie, vice pn| siilents. The following county Faun Bi:| reau president were presenll Poinsctt — R. L. McGill of Markc Tree; criilcnden—• Bill Trigg t Marion-, Clay — O. C. Mock t Rector; Cralghcad — C. E. Mel CSauhey of Lake City; Greene -I Geirge Collier of Paragould; LE| Max Miller of Marianne. Factory -Trained Mechanics Any Make or Model Prompt Service Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 We Pick Up and Deliver Humphrey's Cafe 4 123 South 3rd Street For those meals you have lo eat out you just can't find lastier food than the home-slyied cooking at Humphrey's Cafe. Home-made pies, too. All at down-lo-earlh prices! Try us once and you'll be convinced. yroup during the thre day meeting. A Woman's Day program will be presented at the eBthe-1 Church Sunday at It. a.m. with ' Evangelist Dallie Lane White of Holly Springs, Miss., to speak. Special musical programs and sermons will be presented throughout the day. Featured will be the Willet^Sisters. Nesro singers from Hartford. Conn. A section of seals will be re-scrv- , ., .- .. Okla., AME area, will address the I ed for white people. YOU'RE INVITED: OPEN HOUSE AT THE SWIFT&COMPANY OIL MILL TOMORROW Conic (o our plaul on South Hiway fit tomorrow and sec whore cottonseed is crushed (o produce oil and mo;ii. Slc;idil,v growing iu popularity, this cottonseed meal makes an exteilenl, protoin-rich livestock important by-product oT cotton in Mississippi County. That's why, during Cotton Week, we've inviting you lo hike n tour through our mill. Don't forget the lime 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. THURSDAY Celebrating NATIONAL COTTON WEEK SWIFT & COMPANY OIL MILL B1J1heville Arkansas Mrs. N. J. Humphrey Fred CoHihan 110 So First SI., " '^-' ", "„ \"<f f^ ~% t * . < ~ ,..**&> ^t -*•* *-*" ' , ta tttt put ?0-rtXi Is iotd, mm pnffe wk for r*uf I ** MY otter b«r. - „ Just one sip will tell you why FalstntTis preferred n'oove all other l>ccrs. Falstaff has a flavor no other beer can nialch. It's light, dry ... but lively! You sec, FalstafT is mndo only with the special, premium quality hops, and a special, premium quality yeast so rare, so extremely valuable that it IB INSURKO FOR ONB MILLION DOLLARS! Compare KalstafT with any other beer at any price. Taste why ."xi many people prefer FalsUfTover u beer... almost 2 U> 1.

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