The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 3, 1947
Page 8
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fAGE EIGHT Htoe May Pass Aiti-Poll Tax Bill i -^ Republican Leaders ' " Schedule Measure for Early Debate -WASHINGTON, July 3. (UP) — 'RcrUK Republican leaders today r>l*otd the bitterly controversial ' uitl-poll lax bill on their legislative schedule but Insisted they could still mtet their adjournment date of Jufr, 26. * -_*nie anti-poll tax commitment was announced by House S|>eaker Jpiseph W. Martin, Jr,, n., Mass. He ^ strewed, however, that he did not know what would happen to the bJU in the Senate where it lias always been killed by a filibuster In the past. Merlin listed other "must" bills on tlic House calendar as minimum wage legislation, permission for veterans to cash terminal leave bonds and, unification of the armed forces. Appropriations, however, "will be Biyfp'niv absolute priority over any otheV business," he said. Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., said v th£ Senate leadership had reached riff decision on any of these measures exccpt'inllitnry unlflcalion. Topi OOP members of both houses will nieet in two weeks to discuss additional bills on the schedule. Both Taft and Martin stood firm on' \he July 2G adjournment date and said they believed it could be met. Martin told reporters the only fcnisijaess that would induce Congress to remain in session Ijeyond the eiid of the month would bs Republican attempts to reduce taxes. House Passage Predicted I There seemed to be little doubt tha^ Republican leaders could get t^ie anti-poll tax, t minimum ivnse increase and terminal leave bond bU^s through the House. The. stumbling block appeared lo he the Senate with its rules of unlimited debate. The anti-pall tax bill, which has always evoked a southern filibuster, seemed to face the roughest sledding. It could be passed only by tavo)cing cloture—Ihe rarely ussd method of limiting Senate deuale. Martin said the House would wait for Senate passage of armed services unification before aclins on a bill itself. Thus, this measure had reasonable assurances of aclion be- fore'the end of the session. Minimum wage legislation Is now under consideration by the House L^bpr Committee which will prorj- ably. recommend an increase lo 00 cents an hour. The present rale under the Fair Labor Standards Act is ^p cen a nstohul23'15etriol2345eS; is ^b cents an hour. The House Armed Services Com' mittec has already approved legislation to permit- veterans to cnsti in their terminal lejivc bonds immediately. Under pRscnt law, they .. m\isl wait five years before reaming their cash value. Methodist Youth Caravan Leaders Kjwanis Guests Members of the Kiwanis Club heard a talk on activities of the Methodist Caravan, no,v in Blythc•• ville, and two musical numbers '->y Miss Betty Jean Hill at their weekly .meeting yesterday neon at the Hotel 'NoWe. - -Miss Hill sang "Sicilian Lullaby' by Gounod and "My Kero" by Sigmund Romberg. She was accom- paru' Mrs. Wilson Henry. \Jembers of- the Methodist Cnra- '• van who were guests at the meeting we're director of religious edu- ca,tion. in the' First Methodist, Church here. Miss Mamie Adams, M^s. D. O. Hinrtman, of Brinklcy, chapron, and Mildred Young, Bel- BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 119 iy Duckling THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1947 «<an4Jng. The; uUd there h*d not brtn a traffic fatality In Arkama* on July Fourth ilnce IMt The weatherman being willing the number of persons will spend the holiday fishing. Latest reports to the Game and Fish Commission Indicate that fishing will be good generally over the state and especially In the larger rivers and lakes. (Practically every business establishment In Arkansas, except places of amusement, will eJosc Frt- day, many remaining closed for the week-end. AH city, county and federal employes except those In the law enforcement agencies will take off the fourth and many for the remainder of the week. Golf TournamrnU Scheduled •Next to fishing and family and community . picnics In popularity will be golfing. -Among the cities planning tournament.'! are Little Flock, Hot Springs, Blythcvillc, Camden, Hope, Fayettcvllle and New- |»rt. Most will start Friday and continue through Sunday. Rodeos are planned - at BalesvlUe and Springdalc where the fourth animal "Rodeo of the Ozarjts" will begin its three-day stand. More than 25.000 persons arc expected to attend the event. 'Lake Village will be one of the busies', spots in the stale witu a day crammed with water sports, a beauty pageant, a parade, baseball game, si>ecdlx>at races, surf- riding and an air show. Fourteen entries have been received for llic beauty review. Thirty-six prize.-, valued at *J,C:0 will reward the winners In Augusta's second annual fishing 'rodeo sponsored by the Young Business Men's Club. More than 1,000 Arkansas and out-ol-state .sportsmen plan to try their luck In the waters of the White River. The catches will be "weighed in" on the high school campus from 10 to 12 a.m. and from 5 to 7:30 p.m., nt which time tile winners will be announced. At Hot Springs, the Young Democratic Clubs of Arkansas will dedicate their War Memorial Park on l,ako Catherine. Oov. Ben Laney and U. s. Senators John J. McClcllan and J. W. Pulbright have been Invited. The Spanish War Veterans plan » patriotic pro-1 gram at Lnke Catherine, and the I Red. Cross Water Satcty program will celebrate its 25lh anniversary with a water pageant on. Lake Hamilton, Traffic Jams Predicted CHICAGO, July 3. (UP)—The creates! traffic jam in the nation's history was shaping up today. Airlines, railroads and bus lincri prepared to .handle record-^mash- Ing Fourth of July crowds, TJie National Safety Council and the American- Automobile Association agreed that all indications pointed to the highest volume of automobile traffic in history during the three-day holiday weekend. The council predicted thai nearly 30.C01.000 automobiles would C!OK the highways, traveling a total oi nearly 4,000,000,020 miles. The safety council predicted tlvit' 275 persons would be killed in automobile accidents during the weekend. Fireworks, drownings./iindl other mishaps arc expected lo 'add several hundred more to the hol- iday death toll, the council said. '/Vic nation's railroads have added trains and additional sections to existing trains to meet the holiday demand. The Mississippi County -Board of Education will meet Tuesday July the 15th at 2:OD p.m. to consider a petition requesting that Brown School District Number 60 bo dis- solved, and the territory annexed to Manila School rjlsliict Number 15. This meeting will De held in the iBlythcville Court-house, and anyone objecting to this petition may cc heard at this meeting. Signed Philip J. Deer Co. Supervisor of Misa. Co. Schools 7:3-10 i DON EDWARDS Th» Typewriter Win- ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA •** REMINGTON PORTABLK 110 N. SECOND BT. PHONE S383 <E»err Tr»nii»etian UjTOT B? SATISFACTORY) I NOTICE We Will Be Closed All Day July 4 & 5 Mississippi County Lumber Co. Lake Baikal, in central Asia, 1.? said to be the only land-locked water containing seals in the world. Wrist, pocket and fob watches are restored to beauty and usefulness with our fine repair service. The finest replacement parts .used, and reasonable prices charged for dcpun- able workmanship. You Ket the finished product when we promise it—no delays. 7 DAY SERVICE Pot- O'Bryant JEWELER Main at Second I'hono 3261 Silent Fox, shown above at Saratoga, N. Y., is regarded as one ot the most awkward and homely harness horses ever foaled. He is almost a freak of nature with his angular body, low head and floppy cars, but is the darling of the the raceway. Fans like his drive in the stretch, and shout. "Here comes the Fox." Fairgrounds Barn Wrecked In Windstorm CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. July 3 —Considerable property damage w:is reported today by the windstorm •which struck tills vicinity about eleven o'clock Monday night, Oni of the large barns at Legion Fairgrounds Park was demolished. This tarn was used during the racing season to house racing sloek, an.l al the time it was blown awny Monday nlf:lit, three horses were occupying it, a .spokesman for ' the Fair Association reported lodny. Several persons residing near Ca- nithersvllle reported that barns, sheds and trees were blown (town, and a number or barn roofs ripped off. In Caruthersvillc. trees were blown down ami limbs lorn off. However, electric and telephone service was not Impaired, except in n few minor instances for a short lime during tile storm. The wind and rain lasted nnly about thirty minutes. FOOLS THEM Much damage to telegraph wires in tlic western United Sintrs is done by bears that mistake the humming of the wires for bees and try lo lind the honey. Call Any Number We've Got 'em All! HOLIDAY C'onlinueA from faje 1. who look their oaths this week. Stale INtlice arc hoping that Mr. and Mrs'. Arkansas ivln drive soberly ami i-artfully ami not mar a safety record of three-years' ty Baker. Louise Dlnson nnd Bruco Bowman, Other guests were Frnnk Gideon, Little Rock Kiwanlan, and Ed Johnson and Arthur S. Harrison of B!y- thevillc. CLINTON P. ANDERSON Secretary of Agriculture Says: American Women- Your Used Fats Are Still Needed! America's homemakcrs have saved and turned in over 600 million pounds Of used cooking fats since • 1942. This is an average of nearly 20 pounds for each family in the United States. Il is a record of which every woman can be proud. However, it is still necessary to conserve every pound of fat, since the over-all fat supply situation is little better now than it was last year when we were desperately short, particularly of industrial fats. Manufacture of many of the things we all use and wear in our daily lives requires industrial fats or the products of industrial fats. Used cooking fats turned in by American women have been nnd continue to represent an important part.of our total industrial Every pound of salvaged fat helps meet the need, j Clinton P. Anderson, Secretary of Agricullurc ARROW SHORTS MEAD'S // It's for a Man, Mead's Will HOYC It Whites, solid colors, stripes . . . Sanforized broadcloths, Oxford cloths. Boxer Style or side ties . . Gripper snaps or burton fronts. AH with saddle seat construction pic/c your number! $1., $1.2 5, 322 MAIN STRUT

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