The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 5, 1947
Page 5
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SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1947 Survey Supports Need for Bridge Engineering Firm Submits Report on Span at Caruthersvillc CAHUTHEtlSVILLE, Mo., July S — The "Bridge Across the River" committee here received considerable encouragement this week in Iho release of a report |jy Chamber of Commerce Secretary Pat Pnttterson divulging the findings of a recent .survey in this nren nnd in West Tennessee, regarding the advisability, and potential need for the bridge here. T1 >e survey was made by the cn- •BlnecrlDR firm of Sverdrup & Parcel. The potential traffic How in West Tennessee, Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri was found to be sufficient to pay for Hie bridge. Tlio survey took several \vecks, nnd included checking of all trat- flc on both sides of the river, asking motorists, truck and bus'driv- ers where they started from, and their destination. Check.? were made North and South of Curuthcrsville on Highway 01, and West on Highway 84 between Hayti and Kennett, and also in similar spots on the Tennessee side of the river. The report pointed out one feature not generally known in both the Tennessee and Southeast Missouri areas—dial the Army Engineers plan to build additional levees on tlie Tennessee side of the river, and that these levees will be approximately three miles from the river bank. This distance will have to \K bridged, as the engineers will not allow fill-in type approach construction that would obstruct the flow of water during high-water and over-flow periods. Bridging the three-mile approach on the Tennessee side will bring u, c cost of construction up considerably, the report pointed out, since bridging by concrete and steel will cost considerably more than earth fill. Secretary Patterson said copies of the report had been forwarded to the Dyersburg Chamber of Commerce, which is leading the Tennessee movement for the bridge. Also accompanying the report were su^- gestcd means of financing the entire bridge, including the three-mile approach. As soon as the Tennessee groups have had time to study the report and consider the recommendations and suggestions, particularly those regarding financing of the structure, a mccttrtj; of the Bridge Committee will be called. At that time a member of the engineering linn which made the survey will bs present, and further plans for action toward getting the bridge plan underway will be taken, Secretary Patterson stated. BLyTHEVlLLE (ARE.)' COURIER NEWS Dni eper Dam Restoration Well Along ',__ 1950, with power capacity greiit slruction m Gasoline Truck Crashes; Seven Die in Flames IR-TSIOL. Fin.. July 5. (UP) — Seven persons including three generations of one family were burned to death in an Independence Day crash involving a gasoline truck .Three others riding in an auto- momlc with ihe seven were injured The automobile was pinned under the heavily loaded truck and in a split second both vehicles were enveloped by flames. The dead were Clyde White 49 his brother Conley, 48, their wives , Clyde's daughter. Montcz 22 Conleys tiny granddaughter,. Patricia Pla,?-- Ta " a!li!sscc ' F1 «. and Joan Piaskie, 2). of Bristol, Va. who " 0 "" 1 " 3 FI ° riCia StiUc Unl - Former Romanian King Weds Mistress, Who Is at Point of Death RIO cle JANEIRO, July 5. (ijp, —Former King Carol of Ronvuna loday innrricd his red-haired mistress. Mngdn Lupescii. as fh« lay near death .rout anemia. Carol sobbed convulsivelv during the ceremony in tb c modest Hotel Copacabana suite where the couple has been living, Magda was reported in a semiconscious state as the wedding was performed before six witnesses. Carol decided on the marriage when doctors diagnosed MagdiTo condition as ''very grave." Haven for War Veterans Opened in State Park HOT SPRINGS, Ark., July 5. <U.P.>—"Vet's Haven," n 4i)-acrc site in Lake Catherine S'.nle Park, was open for Arkansas veterans today, following formal opening ceremonies yesterday. The new recreational center, designed to provide inexpensive vacations for former servicemen, is being sponsored by the young Democratic Clubs ot Arkansas. Gov. Ben Laney formally dedicated the "Haven." Park Manager w. B. Holm.ui said the recreation area will be open on a year-round basis with all units sivailiiblc at rental rates designer] to cover only maintenance costs. take Village Girl Wins Southeast Arkansas Title LAKrJ VILL4C3, i\rkJ. Julv 5 (U.P.)—Miss Mary Piev'om, ' lT- : year-dd Lake village lassie,' today holds the title of "Miss Southeast Arkansas," after being crowned in a beauty pageant climaxinrr the Lr,J;e chicor water catnival here yesterday. Miss Pieroni is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Pletoni and was sponsored by the Loke Village American Legion .post. Second place winner was Miss Mary Alice Under, n, i-ponsorcd by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. Miss jane Strett) ID of Eudora. won Ihird. In other events of the day Lawrence Mitchell of El Dorado won the feature motor boat race, a "/rce-for all" five-mile event. ' . - • , . Russia, left by the Germans with K :ler. .way for three years, is expected to be finished by er man the preivar Hvo and one-half billion ttllowall-liours. Kccon- i ^cjiineiy^^hrmuvnioviiiH along the dam's Ion. Peabody College Art Student Hangs Self NASHVILLE, Tcnn., July 5. fUl>> —Police said Hlchard Norman, 22, n Peabody College art . student, hanged himself at his home here late Thursday night. : Norman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norman, jr., were visiting their daughter in Day.toiia-, Fin. His engagement to a Nashville girl was announced this week and the wedding was to have been Aug. 30. Police said relatives could r^ivc no reason for 'Die youth's notion.' They said he had appeared lo be "very happy" lately. Accident Halts Race ATLANTA, Ga., July ; Walt Ader of liernardsville. N. J., carlnrud the Independence ID ly In- dianapolis-typc unto race nt l,:ike- v.'ood speedway when an accident caused the event to he hulled on the 'Oth lap. Adnr v:ent out in front when Walt Brown's racer caught fire and exploded. Brown, ot Massupcfiuu N. Y., leaped from the burning iiuto before the explosion. lie was taken to the hospital. 200 Attend Annual 4-H Club Camp in CaruthersvtHe CARUT11BHSV11.LE. Mo., July 5. — Approximately 200 altended the Comity <-n club Camp, held hi this city nnd ut Hnyti lust wed:. nccnrrtliiK | O nmioimccinoiit today by E. ]). Hope, assistant county n- «ent. Chib KroiiiK ycere piest'ifi from Chapel. Holland, Denton, ilrnegn- doclo, Slimley, Deerlng. Puscoln liiBinm Ridge. Cilll, culbt-nso'i, Mas Liiku and Hrnag City. Leader* of the various groups ulso •intended. The mcmng was ) scheduled t-n- Norlhsulc Park at Ilnytl. but ruin .tyrced Hie group to come to llu- ^Arnipry ut Cimithersvtlle. where n picnic supper WHS enjoyed Tlmr.-i- diiy. nnd where they soi-iit llm night. They returned to NmlhsUk' Park >Mdny morning for o|ipn-(lro orenkfnst, then to Canitliorsvlllc for a swim in the municipal |w:l Tills Is an niiinml county affair, sixmsored by the county agent's office. Child Upsets Tiny Craft,• Six Persons Drowned HLAIHSVILUI, On.. July 5. (UP) —When n i-lillii leaned aniilnsl the sidi' of n llKhl hoinc-miulc Uiflil nil six nccupanls eujoyhij; n holiday' aullnt! fell Into Uike Nolley, All were drowned. T1>B de:id were identified us CIniidp Uleiivrrs, 35 and his two (lmi((l;tcrs M;iry Jt> Wh( i ivrllne',1 nix) Ilirec .shteis, Cio'lla. Cannon' nnd Kiclyn J'listn 1 . FACT nvi when minis Dukes, a Negro farmhand, was bitten by » rattlesnake. Mrs. Willis took a pocket mirror and Mutinied her husband to land, Minutes later Dr. Watts wu on the ground 'administering trtat-' mcnls to the Nero who ",1» nem-' crlng. Quick Relief CAIvllOL'LTON', Cli., July 5. <UO —Dr. J. W. Walls, «u nvi'allon «u- llmslast was llyinj; over Ills house Cat Has Z6 TOL-S PITTSFIEI/P; M?.M. <up)— }ier- kimcr. a cat owned by Sylvia Bo:;- cardin, has 25 Iocs—five, on one pjw, six on another, seven on a third and eight' on V fourth. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111., July's. <UP) r -(USDA) —Livestock: Hoi;s: Weights 240 U>s. down steady to 25c lower; heavier weights 25 to 15c lower; instances oil more; sows 50c to SI tower. . Cattle: Compared with close last week: Good and choice steers nnd heifers strong to 50c higher; common and medium grades barely sten- dy; spots slightly lower; good cows scarce, common and medium grades 50c lower; dinners 'and cutters steady, medium to. good bulls steady; cull-nnd common ,klnd',5pc lower: ve'alers 50c higher after losing.part of $1.50 earlier advance; tops for the week. Top good and choice 1170 Ib. and 1237 Ib. steers 27.50; 887 Ib. yearling steers 27.10; choice 847 Ib. mixed steers and heifers 27.00;, 754 Ib. and 808 Ib. heifers! 20.00; good cows 18.00; good beef bulls 17.50; good sausage bulls 17.00; choice vealers 25.00; bulks for the week. Good and choice steers 24.50-21.50: medium 20.30-23,50. Few common to low medium ft.00-19.00; good and ohninc heifers and mixed yearlings 23.5n-:;^0: medium 18.00-22.50; common light weights 15.50-17.00; good cows 16.50-18.00; common to medium 13.00-16.00; canncrs and cutters, 10.00-13.00. ROOFING SPECIAL Subject to Slock on Hand 45 Ib. Roll Roofing - - Per Roll $1.75 55 Ib. Roll Roofing - - Per Roll $210 65 Ib. Roll Roofing - - Per Roll $2.50 Red or Buff Brick Siding - Per Roll $3.75 2 Tab Green Hexagon Shingles Per Square ----- $4.75 210 !b. Green Thick Butt Shingles Per Square ----- $6.25 210 Ib. Black Thick Butt Shingles Per Square ----- $6.25 Free Delivery Mississippi County Lbr. Co. 1801 W. Main Phone 445 Florida Police Officers Beaten at Negro Beach FEIJ.NAN'iJrNA. Flu., July !i. (UP) —Two \vhltp policemen were recovering loduy from u knirinii iiiul bcallni; tU Ilie hiuuls 01 Ni'jjiws who ruslicd lbd» W 1 1CM (hoy sought J to iniikc an miesl on n bench for Negro butlicrs. Deputies R. H. Adnnis nnd J^<--:i Daniels s:ii<l tlml they hietl lo arrest n Negro who was "MiuilidiK n knife." Tlicy snlrt Hint » "doy.fii or more" 'NcKrocs rushed tliein. Eighteen cnrlonds of sl«lc »<icl comity officers \\crc sent to the resort Islnmi to restore order nixl to scareli for (he nsfmlluiits. Out: officer estlmntcd Unit 7509 Negroes were on ihe bend) for the holiday. Uuy and nlglil our reijlalrrcd pharmacists nnd ajwlhcniry Jnrs; |K'slli>, mortals niul M'Hlca arc at vvoi'lt coiiiiHitiiKlliix iircacrlptldiis lo the loiter. We 1111 prrsorlpllons and deliver iui fast u-s It Is possible to do the job with j;c:li:ntinc precision. ROTHROCK DRUG STORE 20 5 \V. i\I.iiii -151 DANCING • Every Saturday Night 9'till Air Conditioned Mirror Room * HOTEL NOBLE Adm. 60c Incl. Tax WOMEN'S SUMMER SHOES OUR ENTIRE STOCK ... 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