The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 9, 1950
Page 13
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TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1050 Spa Station Still Seeking to Move KTHS Submits New Request to Relocate In State's Capital WASHINGTON, May 9 (/F> _ Radio Station, KTHS, Hot Springs Ark., has asked the Cominunlcn-' tions Commission to consider lur- ^Jher a plan for moving the station Vt> another Arkansas city. The FCC last month denied twin applications by Radio Broadcasting Inc., owner of KTHS. to move the clear-channel station to West Mem- Phic, Ark., ivlth Increased power to authorize a new 550-kilowcycle station to replace it In Hot Springs. At the same time, the FCC turned down an application by Hot Springs Broadcasting Co. for authority to take over the KTHS frequency (1090 kilocycles) for continued operation In Plot Springs. KTE1S said in asking reconsideration of its application, that It believes the projected move t< West Memphis would benefit a large area of listners, but if FCC Is unwilling to approve this move. It would like consideration for a move of the station to Little Rock, the Arkansas capital. Would iic Memphis Sadon The commission last month said among other things, that establishing KTHS at West Memphis directly across the Mississippi liivor from Memphis, Ttnn.. would in effect make it primarily a Memphis. Term., station, whereas the clear-' channel assignment was laregly for the benefit of the State of Arkansas. KTHS said that a move to Little Hock would put (lie operation in the exact center of the state The petition noted that the corn- fission once tentatively had gran- A the two KTHS applications, but Wat the final denial '"as handled by four members of the seven- member commission and that one of these favored a grant to KTHS The petition said: "The instant decision by vote of three to one overrules the proposed decision was of the opinion that the proposal offeree' by this applicant would serve the public interest—now a minority of the full commission has reached the opposite conclusion." Torzon' Conyicfs Flee LONDON, O., May 9. (/I 1 )—Three convicts used an electric cable to swing, Tarzan-like. 70 feet from the roof of the London prison farm's main building last night and apparently made a clean getaway. The break, made at a point where there Is no guard tower, was not discovered until a routine dormitory check more than an hour later. .i.E (ARK.) COURIER'NEWS DOC WATCH—Wailing lor Ihe dinner bel) to ring is Sparky, a iour-month-old cooker spaniel owned by Chester Ziemienski of Willow Village, Mich. When the alarm clock rings, the key on the back winds up the string which lifts the lid on Sparky's chow. ZicmicnsW, a GI sludenl whose wi/e works, hatched up the scheme lo feed Ihe pup his midday meal when both are away. It will work until Sparky gets smart enough to push up the lid and eat whenever he feels like it. Validity of Liquor Price-Fixing Act to Be Ruled on by Tribunal LITTLE ROCK, May 9. (;!') -A law fixing the retail price of liquor .In Arkansas was up for study yesterday before the Arkansas Supreme Court. A ruling on its constitutionality may be made next week. Arguing against the Liquor Fair Trades Practice Act was Kenneth Coffelt. attorney for state Hep. James A. Gipson of Benton. who contends the act passed by the 1949 legislature is unconstitutional. Fighting for preservation of the law were attorneys for the Arkansas Revenue Department, Revenue Commissioner Dean Moriey wanls the law kept on the books because it gives him authority to hire 20 special Investigators. Main Issue argued before the Supreme Court this morning were: 1. Whether the legislature had the right to fix the retail price of liquor; 2. What was the Intent ot the legislature in passing the net, and 3. If just parts of the act could be abolished. Act Callcil Unfair Coffelt charged that Ihe measure was "not so fair" to a liquor dealer attempting to open a business for the first time. He said that new retail liquor dealers could not com- pete with established markets because of the law. In an unprecedented action, the associate Justices tool; part in the oral arguments. One of these was Justice Ed F. McFadden, who asked Coffdt whether any of the provisions of the act could be eliminated without losing the whole act." The attorney said he didn't think so ami in turn toltt the court that it was not the intent of the legislature to raise tlie price of liquor. Attorney O, T. Ward, representing the Revenue Department, said the 1949 legislature adopted the measure to insure honest liquor practices In Arkansas. At this point, Justice McFadden broke In, saying: "You arc a smart man If you know what's '• the minds of "the legislators." Funds Aid Schools Ward said the liquor industry provided about seven or eight million dollars In revenue to tile school teachers and welfare programs in Arkansas annually. He said that without the act there could be an Increase In Illegal liquor sales depriving the state of tax money. Coffelt asked: "How could a »n- uor price war affect the slate's revenues? They (liquor buyers) still have to pay the same lax on liquor, regardless of the price." Coffelt also, said the Revenue Department's argument that a price war would result in > liquor monopoly In Arkansas was "wrong" He declared: "We already have liquor monopolies. ..." The Pulnskl Clmnecry Court upheld the constitutionality or the law. under normal procedure the supreme court hand!) down n decision PAGE THIRTEEN a week after accepting a case. The best Christmas trees are raised widely spaced to allow symmetrical growth. Tha Ohio Valley covers some 200,000 square miles. About 20,000,000 the Ohio Valley. per^jj lire la G/ertjthing 1M economy! (Sweepstakes winner of tha Mobilgas Grand Canyon Economy Run ] 'Best performance fn ite class I T3est v^lue on the road! Bet deal in town! It's llic easiest handling car in its class! Try it yourself—and seel STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. Walnut at First—Phone 4333 HUDSON FOR YOUR GRADUATION S Hudson Has Just Received 300 Beautiffully Styled Youths and Young Men's Suits, Purchased Especially for the Graduates! 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