The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 11, 1950
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THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Army Center Overpaid Military Dependents in Allotments, Check Shows WASHINGTON, May 11. (fl>)—A Congressional subcommittee reported today that the Army Finance Center at St. Louis has overpaid f 157,536,000 In allotments to .rnili- itfK dependents. ftiosl of the payments were described as wartime allotments. Furthermore, the preliminary report filed with the House Civil Service Committee says that the general accounting office has 130,000 cases of overpayment yet to review. And it estimates that more than 125.000 cases have been lost in the "Inactive files." Reports of Communist infiltration at the center also figure in the case. Open Hearings Asked Chairman Karst ID-Mo) of the subcommittee, one of five agencies checking Into the center, said he has recommended that the up-to- now secret hearings be open to the public. The report says thai these hearings, during which more than 101 witnesses were questioned, turned up evidence of "bad security risks,' erroneous expense accounts, shuffled files, Army laxity and efforts Mothers Are juests at Girl Scout Drop-In Jaycees Vote To Sponsor 3 Local Youths Blytheville's Junior. Chamber of Commerce will send delegates to three youlh events this summer. The club has taken steps to send Jimmy Gossett and Betty Tomllnson to Boys and Girls State, respectively, next month and also acted to send a member of Jaycee- sponsorcd Boy 'Scout Troop 22 to the Boy Scout Jamboree in Valley Forge. Pa. All three youths (the Scout has will have Blytheville named) by the Mothers of Brownie Troop No, 12 were guests of honor at a drop-in at the Scout Little House yesterday Tfternoon. Each Brownie Scout gave an individual welcome for her mother and introduced her to the other Scouts and their guests. The mothers were presented gifts made by the Scouts as a part of art and craft projects. It was pointed out that the Brownie group folded Christmas seals and made tray favors for hospitals as a community project this year; learned basic cooking, health and nature study- rules. Thel also learned folk dances of otlier countries for their study in international friendship; reported not yet been expenses paid Jaycees. Delegates to Boys and Oirls State are both Blytheville High School students. Jaycee President diaries Moore, who took over from outgoing head Roland Bishop Monday night, also announced appointment of Billy Jo Gean as house committee chairman to succeed co-chairman Lee Crowe, Jr., and Carl Marshall. . Bill Racier was named parlimen- tarian to succeed A. S. Harrison. Legless Dell Girl to Get Home Here •Jean Martin, the Dell school girl* who uas born without legs but now has an artificial set, will have a home of her own In Blythevllle In slightly more than a year. Krtdle H. Ford of Blytheville, who "discovered" the legless girl about two years ago and conducted fund drives to buty artlflca) legs for her, said that he has purchased a house for her here. Located at the corner of Davis and Laclcde Streets, the house Is now being rented to help make payments on it. Mr. Ford said It will be paid (or by the time Jean graduates from Dell [Ugh School ne::t year. Her mother will move with her from Dell to Blythevllle. Mr. Martin Is now in Boonevllle, Ark. Mr. Ford aid that jean is now using the lano training provided for her by Ini to teach and lias lour pupils. -After it was purchased, the frame ^use was found to be Infested with erniitcs, Mr. Ford said To remedy :iis, he said, the Superior Exler- linating Company of Blythevllle ontributed their servcies. Driver Is Held After Wreck On Highway 61 Robert L. Trlmue, 422 East Ken- U> discredit FBI investigations. In fact, one of 14 recommendations by IVie Karst subcommittee was that: Recommendations Made "The representatives of the Inter national Business Machine Co who participated in a conspiracy t< discredit the Federal Bureau of In vestigation and Counter Intclll sence Corns Investigations, be bar red from further official contact wiiU all government agencies, fftlncident with the filing of the report. Rep. Vinson (D-Ga) announced that his armed services committee will open an investigation of its own. The center, which handles family allotment for Army and Air Force personnel, employs 4500 people. Since last May it has been under investigation by the subcommittee, the Civil Service Commission, the Army inspector general the FBI and the General Accounting Office. Investigation Welcome Karst said he welcomed investigation by the armed services committee. He said there were phases more rightly in the province of that committee than in that of the Civi' Service committee. But he said his subcommittee would continue with its probing which has already resulted in tor personnel shifts at the center, to see that there is no "white-washing. Karst said evidence. Indicates "Communist infiltration" of thi center, the importance of which "cannot be overemphasized." Thi rtjOfAf. of the center show the dis jjSRtion of American troops am their numbers, grades and types. on and dramatized stories as a part of the literature and dramatics projects; and participated in other activities as a part of the Scout work tills year. The troop leaders. Mrs. Glenn Ladd and Miss Mildred . Chambers, have announced tlie final meeting for this group to be conducted May 22 to be the Court of Awards, when all the Brownies will be given their ndants. The group Is to be guests of the -Teen group May n at the Blythe- II e Y. Obituaries Boillotte Rites Set for Saturday Funeral services, for George H Boillotte, 80 year old former rive pilot, will be conducted at 2 p.m Saturday at the Church of Chris In Osceola by the Rev. S. S. Heste: pastor. Mr. Boillette died at 8 p.m. las ni»ht at the home of a daughte Mrs. J. J. Burns, In Osceola wit whom he had made his home fo the past 18 years. He moved to Os ceola eight years ago from Blythe ville. Survivors Include Mrs. Burns an another daughter, Mrs. H. N. Per dergrass, both of Osceola. The Kolt Funera^Home of Ely theville Is In charge or arrange uHnp Is Awaited n Building Case Charges against P. Johns, Bly- icville business man, and . Ben hite, owner of the Ben White and ons contruction company, for artlng construction of a building ithout a builders permit were ontinued in Municipal Court to- ay by mutual agreement- of the arties involved. Postponement of the case was rranged until Chancery Court rules on a decision by the City Council denying the permit to Mr. ohns. Hearing is to be held May 22. Both men are charged witli start- ng the construction of a drive-in rozen custard stand at the intersection of Walnut and North Division Streets without having obtained a building permit. 75 School Heads Attend Meeting Approximately 75 superintendents, principals and their guests attended the meeting of the Mississippi County Schoolmasters Association at Burdette last night. Brief discussions on the Civil Air Patrol and a proposed high, school program dealing with the introduc- ton of study of the Civil Air Patrol manuel in the classroom was made by R. W. Nichols of Armorel. Miss Winnie Virgil Turner ol Blytheville explained the proposed teacher-insurance plan being studied currently by the Arkans; State Department of education. Phillip J. Deer of Wilson was In charge of the program. Last night's meeting- was the final session for this school year. The next meeting will be in September $50 Bond Forfeited On Weapons Charge Clarence Green forfeited a bond today in Municipal Court on a charge of carrying a concealei weapon. Bond of $35.25 was forfeit ed by James Parker on charfe o driviny while intoxicated. vThe court continued the case of J. B. Lamb who is charged with overdraftinp on the Merchants and Planters Bank of Manila. Collision Results n Slight Bruises Dolores Parker, East Main Street, was bruised slightly .yesterday when lie car in which she was riding ollidcd witli one driven by Elizabeth Lentz, 1018 West Walnut treet, at the Intersection ol Eighth and Walnut Streets. x Betty Wade, 209 South Franklin, was driver of the other vehicle. No charges were made, police said. was charged with driving while Intoxicated today after a collision at 7:50 " Mocked traffic lost night whlcb for 25 minutes (he Varbro Bridge on Highway 61 "<e class and nearly demolished Ills auloino- i l >1Dsl(lent '. bile. —I-,-... i->. His case was continued in Municipal Court. State Patrolman George Irwin said Trimue's vehicle collided at the north end of the bridge with a pickup truck driven by Billy Huchin, Blythevllle Air Base. Miss Glcn- dora Alley, riding with Huclun, was cut about Ihe face and taken to Walls Hospital for treatment. Huchin's knee was bruised. The left front wheel ol each ve-! yn' lilcle was ripped off and Trimue's — car traveled 265 feet after the impact, according to state Patrolman Don Walker, who Investigated Ihe accident with Patrolman Irwlu. Boys, Girls Week Progrom Given At Kiwonis Meet- Boys anrl Girls Week was observed by the Blytlicvllte Kiwanls Club al its hmeheon meeting at the Hotel Noble at noon yesterday, when 39 s'.xth grarto students from Central School and their teacher, Mrs. Lillian Frank, presented * skit -showing the purpose ol Boys and Girls Week The skit vi as In the form of » club meeting and was conducted by class officers: Dick Foster. Sara Jo Strickland, sec I retnry; Don Brown, treasurer; Evu I Lee Graves, program chairman; I ami Ronald Bagley, flag bearer. I The entire class participated in the chorus. .. In the program 11 was pointed out that through the 30-year observance of Boy» and GlrLs Week civic and service clubs had sixmsorcd special projects, camps, conventions, and recreational facilities for the youths, while in lurn the children had learned responsibility of religion, public safety and home welfare as a result of the projects. At the business Ksslon which followed the program H. H. Levitch, Charles Brogdon and Robert CX Me- Haney were Inducted AS new members. Herman Canton, Kiwanls vict- pre.iident, presided al the meeting yesterday in the absence of Tom A. Little. Jr., president, who U a delegate of the »t th» Kiwanis convention at Miami, ?!». included: Robin Walsh, Dele-re's Harris, Roger Siidbnry, Ernest Frazo, joe Hughes. Marilyn Baker, Patsy Eddington, and Bargara Eagan. A choral rending, "Your Land and My Land" was presented by Marll- with the entire class singing AP & L Asking Gas Line OK LITTLE ROCK, May 11. yP>—The Arkansas Power and Light company today asked for authority to build a 39-mile natural gas pipeline to supply its new team-electric generating plant near Forrest City. In an application filed with the Arkansas Public Service Commission, the company proposed to build 12-inch gas transmission line from a point three miles south of Helena to the site of the new plant at a cost of approximately $975.000. The application says the company has a contract with the Texas Gas Transmission Corporation to supply a maximum of 26-million cubic feet of. gas a day for the 133.000 kilowatt generating plant. The Texas Gas Corporation is to bulk river-crossing and necessary ransmission line to connect with he pipe line in Mississippi. China Reds Free Two U. S. Airmen HONG KONG, May 11. W)—The captain of the steamer Hunan rad- oed Bullcrfleld and Swire, British hipping firm here, that two Am- rlcan airmen held more than a ear by Chinese communists were board his vessel. His message was the first con- irniation of a Communist radio eport that the pair, Marine Sgt. :lmer c. Bender of Cincinnati and >!avy chief Electrician William C. Smith of Long Beach, Calif., actu- lly had been [reed. Union to Strive For Higher Wage PHILADELPHIA, May 11. rhe APL through its executive council today served notice on the nation's employers it will "strive" or higher wages in 1950. President William Green told a }ress conference yesterday the council urged "unions to strive for ligher wages" .as a means of Increasing consumer income. "Higher wages will increase purchasing power and will broaden the market for al! types of goods and services as well as stimulating increased efficiency in business," Green said. Public Sentiment Tested in England LONDON, May 11. (£"»—Elections in 378 cities and towns today tested public sentiment in Britain, where a new national election is expected this year. - The municipalities, called boroughs, are all in England and Wales. Each is choosing a third of its governing council. London's boroughs ' not included. They elect only'every three years. Results'probably won't be avail- .ble before T"riday. . Livestock Agriculture Teachers Hold Meeting at Wilson Agricultural economics was to be discussed today at a meeting veterans agricultural teachers from three or four counties in Northeast Arkansas at the Wilson High School T. E. Atkinson, extension economist from the University of Arkansas' extension service, ,was to con duct the discussion. "' Contrnned fron> page 1 00(1 om"'oycs. Coal Legun piling up at the mines in Western Pennsylvania. Some operators safd curtailments would be necessary immediately^ Tlie Pennsylvania serves about a quarter of the mines. Two coal mines near Vincennes. Intl.. closed of a shortage of cars. The New York Central. Santa Fe and Southern operated trains on t.Iie strurk lines. But the Pennsylvania did .lot attempt to run any trains In the struck area, which is .west of Hi.rricriurg, Pa. All Soutiierp Railroad passenger service was suspended from' Memphis to Chattanooga. It was the second time in 93 vears that the Southern '.las toen inoperative in and out of Memphis. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111.. May 11. (f)— CJSDA)— Hogs 11.500; market active; weights 180 Ibs up 10 to 15 higher than Wednesday's average; lighter weights strong to 25 higher; sows steady; bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 19.25-35; top 19.35; few early 10.15; 250-300 Ibs largely odd lots 18.25-19.15; few 19.i5: 140-110 Ibs 17.00-10.00; 100130 Ib pigs 13.25-16.25; good and choice sows 400 Ir-s r '~~-'- -~ ~~- '6.50: 410-500 Ibs 14.15-15.50; heaviei .--- ! =hts 13.15-14.50; stags 10.0012.00. Cattle 1500; calves 1000; moderate supply of heifers and mixed year- ings found sales at. steady prices; ; ;ood largely 27.00-28.50; common ' ind medium 23.00-26.50' cows open- ' ed fully steady; later trade slow; ;ood cows 21.00-22.50; common anrl • medium cows 19.00-21.00; carmen- and cutters 15.00-10.00. j Many Dutch Soldiers Clamoring for Australia SYDNEY —(/Ft— Thousands Dutch soldiers In 'Indonesia ar clamoring to go to Australia In stead of being returned to Hoilanc Some of them will get here. Th Australian and Netherlands gov ernments have completed negotl tions for young Dutch soldiers t migrate to Australia. Red Cross Board Meeting is Off Monthly meeting of the Red Cross soard of directors, originally sched uled for tonight, has been post polled. Julia Harrelson, executive secretary of Chickasawna Red Cross chapter, said today the board meeting has been postponed due to the animal meeting to be held May 31. NEW Box Opens Week l>nys 7:00 p.m. Malince Saturdays & Svndayi lal.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. Thursday 'BORDER INCIDENT" with George Murphy . J Also Shorts Friday 'FRONTIER GAL" with Kort Cameron Also Shorts Saturday 'GUN RANGERS" with Bob StMle Also Shorts FRHKCISCHB Made in California FITZPATRICK JEWELERS 122 West M«in Blytheville Phone 2728 Stores in Memphis, Sikcston, Osceola, Faragould "It Takes Only Three Minutes to Open a Charge Account" Washington County To Get Hatural Gas LITTLE ROCK, May 11. W1—Th Arkansas-Western Gas Company las authority to construct a gas distribution system in Lincoln (Washington County). Tlie company will build seven miles of transmission lines to the community. The Arkansas Public Service Commission also authorized trx company yesterday to sell 29.00C, shares of stock to stockholder.' on the basis of one new share foi every nine they now hold. Red Cross is Sf ill $2,000 Short of Goal The Chickasawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross today is 71 cents short of the »12,500 mark in the annual fund campaign which has a $14.782 goal. A clean-up campaign to raise the needed $2.233.71 was expected to get underway today or tomorrow. Contributions received since the last report included $25 from Leachville; $25 for the Initial gifts campaign; $15 for the section between Railroad and Second Street; $155.25 from Ben Eoff. chairman of collections at Lost Cane, and an addition $5 from Ward II. George M. Lee Is chairman of the clean-up campaign. THEATRE Manila, Ark. Thursday "THELMA JORDAN' with Rarhara Stanwyck and Wendell Cory Also N'ews A Short Friday & Saturday "DARING CABALLERO' with Leo Carrillo »nr] Duncan Renalrlo Also Carlfton * Serial SHOW STARTS 7:3* P.M. Thursday "CALAMITY JANE AND SAM BASS" (IN TECHNICOLOR) I'vonne tie Carlo Howard Duff Friday & Salurday "THE WILDCAT OF TUCSON" Wild Bill Elliott Evelyn Young For prompt p*rsonal servle* on either laundry or dry cleaning just call 4418. We lake pride in the persona! care given to the washing of your clothes and the spotless dry cleaning of your suits and dresses. Try us. 4418 BLYTHEVILLE LAUNDRY-CLEANERS MAY WE TALK TO YOU FOR JUST A MOMENT? Things are a little confused around the New York Store these days because of the store-wide remodeling work that's going on. And Friday and Saturday we're going to tear up the floor in the front. . . so it's going to get worse before it gets better. That's why we ask you to hear with us during this temporary inconvenience... and we'll do all we can to accommodate you promptly. You may find it easier to come into the store through the rear entrance. Before too many weeks have passed you'll get the reward for this inconvenience now. Then Blytheville will be able to offer you a true Fashion of the smartest ladies stores in this entire area—Ihc new New York Store! the NEW YORK STORE

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