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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 10, 1950
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MAY 10, 1950 Racketeers Becoming 'New Rich' in U.S., Senator Warns WASHINGTON, May 10. (Art — fr Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) said today the nation's racketeers arc investin? big money in , ligilimfUc to become America's "now rich." And hft added there. !-s danger that Ihese underworld leaders will make a deliberate effort to sidetrack a Senate investigation of biff- time gambling and organized rr|ni>. President Barkley is expect- to throw the crime inquiry into sear very shortly by announc- ItiR the namc.s of the five Senators who tt'in form the special investigating committee. The only Senator virtually assured of an appointment is Senator Kefanvor (D-Tcnn). He .sponsored the resolution calling for a crime inomr.v, and is slated to b?come chairman. But Barkley has given no hint about the appointments. Republi- t can leaders are reported- to have asked Barkley to name Frrsii'on lo one of the two Republican Ferguson ha,s won. attention in the. p3t,t. by his inve.stt^ations as a Michigan nrosecutor and as a mrm- CARUTHERSVILLE NEWS IJ.v Joan Douglass — {'hone 389-J > Music Study Club Metis Members of the Music Study club were entertained Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Jack Hopke. Mrs. Redman Dunham and Mrs, R, li. Culver served as co-hostesses. The program for the evening was presenlcd by several members of the high school music department who have participated in recent contests here, at Cajie Glrardeau, >nd Columbia, Mo. Miss Joan Douglass and Dick Powell gave vocal solos, Miss Suzanne Cain played a piano solo, and Misses Nadinc Downing, Jacqueline Cokcr, and Betty Neal Helm, the girl's trio, presented two selections with Miss Anne Sawyer as the trio accompanist. During the business session the club decided to give an award to the srade school student winning in the Listening Contest given by Mrs. h|1 ,'i, or a Scrl!ltc i'K'cslmatins com- Dunham, music supervisor iu the local grade schorl], and to present an award on Honor Recognition Day to the outstanding music .student in the 1950 graduating class. Announcement was made that the club rmd purchased tile book. "How Music Grew," to present to the music shelf of (he public library. Mrs. Biaham and Mrs. Charles Roome were elected delegates to the District. Federation spring meeting of Music Clubs to be held in Dexter this month. Danger of Diversions Fersusrm told reporters: "The con'in^ new rich in America are the racketeers. They csn become rich by avoiding tuxes. Then they are iHng their profits from the rackets to invest in private business^' He said from his own fxner'ence n.s an invcstiiat/jr be kivnvs there Is rtanser the underworld roliber- ately will expose a minor gambling or crime operation "to keen investigators off the trail of n b*T case." And he ai'^d: "This is sometimes cpll^rt a 'red herrini?.'" Thi- wa.s ail obvious jibe at President Trtmian who once accused the H/nise Un - American Activities mttee of using "red horrhig" in its Communist hunt. Ferguson said the Senate investigators will "have lo be on their cu?rd every moment" against a dl- verpion by the underworld. If not. he added, their time will be taken up by minor cases and they will not i lipve "touched the real issue." j Senator Kefauvcr told reporters i Tarm Home Circle Meets The members of the Farm Home Circle of Caruthersville met on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Fnrl Summar. There were ten members present. A routine business session was conducted and an article on Home Demonstration week which is being observed all over the country, was read by Mrs. A. H. Pcry. The next meeting will be held in two weeks and will be a picnic meeting ut Mlmicinal Park. Senior Olrls at Tr» Mrs. James T. Abcrn and her he l.i waitin" only for Barkley's an- j daughter. Miss Gloria -.Ahem, en- nrmnccment to get a staff orgauiz- I '"'"'nod Monday afternoon at ed. He said letters were pouring into his office from all parts of the country asking the investigators to look into local crime conditions. Commissioner on Higher Education to Meet PAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. May in. (<T'i—Tile Arkansas Commission on Higher Education will meet at the University of Arkansas May Ifi. university President Lewis Webster Jnncs, a member of the commission, i~?jjfc^ the meeting Will follow a Itfrfffteon at the Student- union. The commission studying the. state's higher educational facilities and needs, has met at other educational institutions in the state, to confer with staff members. Harry Coiay of Magnolia is chairman of the group. Dr. Norman Burns of the University of Chicago is director of the survey. Hoover Celebrates 26 Years as FBI Chief WASHINGTON, May 10. liTi J. Edaar Hoover observes his twenty- sixth anniversary today as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it. will be "work as usual." he said. their home with a forma! tea complimenting the girls of the senior class, of which Miss Ahern is A member. Tl:e tea table was overlaid with a cloth of white drawnwork linen and was centered with an'arrangement of two shades of violet and orchid stock in a silver bowl flanked with glowing white tapers tied with bows if violet maline and satin in matching holders. In addition to the senior girls, special guests were Miss Lena Walk, one of the sponsors of the class, and Mrs. Clark was presented with n collection of gifts from her friends. GnesLs included the Misses Helen Ireece, nelly J 0 Patterson, Suzanne Cain, Joan Douglass. Gloria Ahern, Norma Jean Bennett, senior classmates of Mrs. Clark, and Miss Joyce Cook, Circles Meet The Rrower Unit of the Wesleyan Service Guild met in the church Monday evening for its annual installation ot officers. The candlelight Installation service was conducted by the Rev. Floyd V. Grower. Miss Martba Wrenn is the new president of the unit. At (be close o/ the meeting Misses Beraice Proctor and Dorothy Nelson, hostesses for the evening, served refreshments. The next meeting will be held in two weeks and will also be in the church. Mrs. Mary Jean Ilaskins and Miss Jeanette Hanira will serve as bo.stcsscs. H'.S.C.S. Merlinjjs Miss Bethel Mallourc entertained at hrr home on Tuesday evening for the members'of Circle Two of the Women's Society of Christian Service. . ' The devotional service was presented by Mrs. n. L. Ward, Jr., which was followed by a routine business session. The group made plans to enlarge its membership and also voted to have a bingo party following the formal session at the next meeting, which will be held at the borne o[ Mrs. J. W. Carmean. K. and P.\V. Have Installalinn Thirty-five members of the Caruthersville Business aud Professional Wcmcn's Club met Tuesday at the Rustic Inn In Blytheville for their annual dinner meeting and installation o'f officers. The dining room was decorated with flowers in the club's colors, yellow and green. Toastmistress was Mrs. Hugh A. Tistadt. who introduced the visitors and those appearing on the program. Mrs. Apathn Wilks gave the Invocation. Miss Nelle Lee Donob presented a talk In which she reviewed the organization of the local chapter, its accomplishments and the honors (hat had come to it through its members. A former club president and district president, Miss .Jewel William, installed the new officers. ' Those installed included president Miss Mary Crews Joplln; first vice president. Mrs. Naomi Morgan: second vice president. Mrs. Hugh A. Tids'adt; recording secretary, PACK FIYE Activities for Graduating Class Of 28 Begin ot Harrison High School The 28 .seniors of Harrison Hi^h School will conduct their senior play; tonight at the Elm Street School.! after licKummK activities tor the. close of .school lust night with the; Junior-senior prom at llin study! hall of tile new school building. Georse Holds, principal, today announced n complete schedule for the activities which will continue through Mnj- lo when tiie alumni reception for the seniors will be held. > Class nioht will be conducted to- i morrow n t (he auriitorium of Elm Street Srhool. and brurcalaurcale •rrvkt^ wiii iu- Sunday at the Pil:rim Rest Baptist Church. The commenrrriu'Mt program will be conducted ni the same clmrch May "1 at 8 p.m. Rev. H McDonald Nelson, pastor oi the St. James A.M.K. church of Memphis. Temi.. will Rive the baccalaureate sermon and A. A. Branch, sludcnt Counselor for I.eMoyne College at Memphis will address the seniors at the commencement pro- am. Thirteen of (ho pradualcs from the Ne^ro School arc graduating with honor?. They arc Leon Bates. Ida M. H.imr.lon. Opal Hnmphill, Hcnton, George Johnson. Mac Frances Kvlns. Alean MarKcrum. Arneice McCi'nv. li-^sic McCollough. Jetlir- D. nice. Prenliss Silvers, Vcra Stephens and Rudolph Taylor. Other Graduates arp Vloyd Black- onrn, Erma Brown. Willie M. Car- uthcrs, Nor.-i Mae Ervin. Adline Punches. Robert Harvey, Charles Hoose. Cleori.a Jones, Jodie Nixon, John Etidie Phillips, Mildred I'ol- lard, Jessie Reed, Albert Taylor, Re.iuicc Turner and t;ico Mildred Williams. Max li. Reid, president of the Blytheville School Hoard, will present the cli|ilomas. and Ixith'W. B, Nicholson, siiperintenrienl. of Bly- Iheville Scliools, nnd Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary supervisor of schools, are scheduled lo make observation of the progress of the seniors. Rogers Cut Off As Rain Hikes Creek Levels HOGKUS. Ark., May 10. </!>)_A heavy nidi of clniiribursl proportions last niuhl sent crcfks roaring out of tlii-lr batiks, drowned livestock ami virtually ixsolalcd this Northwest Arkansas clly. Stale 'lYoopcr Wallace Panic)! said onrly today thai main highways leartniK fuim Rumors in every direction were under wilcr nnd vlrlnallv impassible. lie ronnrlcil also that 10 to 15 heart at cattle, on (he C. A. Une- hurucr fariii ut Helln Vista, near here, were drmviml in a Hash flood. Pavnell said u,,. nllll | WRnil abl)1|t dusk inst night, u was . stj || , ; ,jnin early today, lie reported. A private ],i !mo ciiisli-laiuled near the Knurrs .shortly nfte.r the nun sinned. Tlie three nrciiimnts all residents o[ S|irinj;flelti. Mo., were liikcu it) n lleiitonville hospl t*l. Th« pilot, Howard Coohn, n, was most severely injured. The p»*. scmecrs »-ere Mrs. Hazel Booth. 44 and her daughter, Miss Fxidy Booth 22. America's Ice plants Irtne « total of 103,000.000 &nllon« of wal«r dally. NEW Hen Opens Wrck D»J« 1:W p.m. .Matinee Saturday* <t Snnda;« Mat.-Sun. I p.m. Cont. ShowJHf Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday 'BORDER INCIDENT" wllh George Murphy Also Short* Mrs. Emil J. Boepple. wife of the I MrSl Rayc Slro «d: corrnspomlmg other sponsor. Mrs.'Ahern nnd her 5ecretary ' Mrs - llny Thompson: daushter were a.wLstcd bv Mrs Den- tren - sllt " ei - Mrs. Zaida Ollfns, nmi parliamentarian. Miss Jewel Williams. The retiring president.. Mrs. Mary ver Fikc in -serving the tea. Rpccnl Bride Fc(cri at Shrmrr Mrs. Gene Clark, the former Mis.s Jimmy ROSE Medlin. wa* complimented with n miscellaneous show- nr Thursday evening at the home of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. A, Hayden. Host- es*=es were Miss Catherine Hayden and Miss Betty Shandy. The three ymmg ladies nre senior classmates in the local high school. Green presented the cavcl to Miss JopHn. Miss Dorroh presented the past president's pin to Mrs. Green. Growers can now ship trep-ripen- ed peaches without spoilaee by pre- them in ice water. Antarctic Weather Study PERTH. Australia (AP>— Franco is planning to build a huge air bnsc at KerKuclen Islutid in Ihn far south of the Indian Ocean, Korfiuc- leti is 2^f!0 inilf.s south-we-^t of Perth, and 250 mi IPS from Hoard Island, where Australia hns set up an Antarctic base and weather station. South Africa also had a station at Marion, another island in the southern Indian Ocean. This Ls where the world's weather is marie. Alan Martin, chief weather offirnr at. tho Melbourne Hend- nuartcrs of the Australian Antarctic expedition f lold newsmen work at Heard is past the experimental slase. The time Ls rapidly approach) 112, hn said, when forceps is from Heard will be used to predict, Australian weather. Stork Defies Typhoon \ GUAM, May 10- (fPi— The typhoon which hit Guam a glancing blow yesterday temporarily stopped most activity—but .not all. T\vo babies were born. A method of air-conditioning hospital rooms with ice was developed in 1844 by a Florida physician. THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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