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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 23, 1950
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PAGE FOURTEEN BIATHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Truman Reorganization Plans Hang in Balance Of Senate Consideration WASHINGTON, May 23. <#) — The Senate today upheld President Truman's plan (or the re- •rf*nisation of the Commerce Department by • rote of 43 to 29. 'PROTESTS WASHINGTON, May 23. (fl>>—The fate of the last three controversial plans Jn President Truman's re- organisation program bung in balance today before an unpredictable Senate. The plan to reorganize the Commerce Department will provide the first voting test (12 noon ESTt. Two relat Ively mInor plans, w 1th debate limited to one hour each, were slated for voles later in the day. The Senate is up against a midnight deadline for action on the 21 plans Ehtit President Truman sent to Capitol Hill last March 13. Mr. Truman submitted Ihe 21 plans In the aftermath of a long study by a bl-partlsan commission headed by former President Hoover. - Forty-nine votes are required in the Senate to adopt a resolution of disapproval which kills a plan. The first five plans to come before the Senate were killed off. Then, in an about face, senators last Friday endorsed the plan to abolish the Independent Maritime Commission. They followed the new trend yesterday by endorsing, in effect, plans for the Federal Trade and Power Commissions. The House has rejected none of the 21 plans. Olhrr Two Plans The other two plans facing tests would: 1. Transfer from the General Services Administration to . the Housing and Home Finance Agency the administration of (A) federal grants to state and local governments for advance planning and (B) certain federally built wartime community facilities. 2. Transfer to the C1SA certain custodial and maintenance operations now conducted by other federal agencies. SENIORS Continued from Page 1 to receive a »200 scholarship, given jointly by the Arkansaj State Col- Continued rrom Page 1 but its military capabilities are at present negligible," the memorandum said. "However, in the future it could form the nucleus of a new German army or an internal security force to maintain Communist control." These statements were also made: There Is a direct chain of com- niand from General WJIhelm Zals- ser, force head, to General-Major Petrakovsky of the Soviet control commission In Germany. There Is "a generally low state of morale" in the Russian-backed force because of poor housing and training facilities, severe restrictions on personal freedom and lack of enthusiasm on the part of enlisted personnel, "many of whom were coerced into enlisting."' The American note, presented to the Soviet foreign office by Ambassador Alan Kirk, said: '"The establishment of a military force, or militarized police, In Eastern Germany could not have been accomplished without the deliberate approval of the Soviet government, "ft is an action squarely In opposition to the efforts being made by the united States and other nations to create a stable and lasting peace." lege at Jonesboro and Russell Phillips of Blytheville. The scholarship winner was selected from the upper 10 percent of the class by the claM members. It is the first year for this award to be made at Blytheville High School. This year's graduating class, the largest In Ihe school's history, will conclude its graduation activities Friday night. A. W. Ford assistant commissioner of education and consultant of school law with the state Department of Education, fa to give the commencement address, a graduation dance at (lie gymnasium, given poinlly by the Parent-Teachers Association and the Student Council, will climax the activities th'at started with a junior-senior picnic on May 12. 14 Harrison Graduates Get Scholarships Fourteen of the M graduates of the Harrison Negro High School in Blytherlllc received scholarship to LcMorne Institute, Arkansas A. and M. N. College at Pine Bluff, Tuskegee Institute, Moorchouse College in Atlanta, Ga., and Philander Smith College at Little Rock. it was announced today by Principal George D. Hollfs. The scholarship awards were made at the commencement exercises Friday night, when Professor A. A. Branch o[ the LeMoyue Institute at Memphis spoke to the graduates on the subject, "A Purpose In Life," and urged tlie class members to understand themselves. Itieir fellowmen and the truths of God to achieve success. Tlie diplomas were presented by Max B. Reid, Blytheville attorney anrl president of the Blylhevllle School Board. Miss Winnie Virgi! Turner, elementary school super- vtsor, 'and w. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools, also made brief talks. Two watches were presented to outstanding classmembers by Drcl- fus Jewelry Store. PrentLss Shivers was presented a watch for scholarship, and Mae Frances Kyles a watch for citi7.en5hip. It was the school's 16th annual commencement program. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III.. May 13. (AP)—(USDA)—Hogs 14000; unevenly 25 to 50 lower than Monday's average; bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 19.50-75; practical top 18.85 for several loads: part load 19.90; 250-270 Ibs 19.10-50; cdd lots 270-300 Ibs 18.35-19.25; 140-170 Ibs 17.25-19.25; 100-130 Ibs 13.5016.75; good and choice sows 16.7517.25; few to 17.50; 410-5M Ibs 15.50-16.257 heavier weights 14.50-15.55; stags 1(1,50-12.50. Cattle 2500; calves 1800; opening trade active and showing full recovery from Monday's lower prices; • m-dl\ lots high good steers 30.00-50; few low to average good steers 28.50-75; good heifers and mixed yearlings 27.50-29.50; medium and low good around 26.00-27.00; cows un- iven and slow; mostly about steady: good cows 21.50-22.00; common and medium cows 18.50-20.50; canners and cutters 14.50-18,00. Obituaries TUESDAY, MAY 23,. 1950 Rites Conducted For U. V. Crane MANILA. Ark., Mny 23. — Funeral service* were conducted Sunday afternoon for U. V. Crane, 60- year-old dragline operator who called Manila his home for the past 40 years although he had followed his profession throughout- most of the United States. He was known to residents of Big Lake Island as "Doc." Mr. Crane died Friday, in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis after suffering for several months from a heart Illness. He had been living at Marked Tree for the past, two years. Mr. Crane was born in Kentucky and Is survived by his wife. Mrs Lconn Crane. Services were conducted by the Rev. p. M. Sweet of the Methodist Church in Manila. Interment was In Manila Cemetery with Howard Funeral Home in charge. • • « Mrs. Dora Owens Dies at Home Services for Mrs. Dora Owens. 08, wife of James It. Owens, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mitchell Houston, pastor of the Half Moon Baptist Church. Mrs. owcns died at 5:25 this morning at her home at 705 North Fourth street. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Noble and Mrs. Albert Hanlin. both of Bly- thcville; three sons. Charles Owens of Dlytheville, Alba Owens of Greenwood Springs, Miss., and Alma Owens of Orange Cove, Calif.; two sisters. Mrs. Zonia Cobb and Mrs. Teanc White, Anderston, Ala., and a brother, Raymond Britt of Ripley, Miss. Mrs. Owens was born at Anderston. Burial will be In Elm wood Cemetery, and the following are to be pallbearers: c. o. Webb, Raymond Crisco, Wilbur Vanclevr, Dewitt Barry, Bill Evans and Julian Mitchell. Harrison High Seniors Honored at Dinner Senior members of the Harrison High School 1950 graduating class were honored Sunday with a dinner at the home of Joe Stephen. Guest of honor was Vera Stephen. "\7~K5 SIR, a firm order now will insure -*- quick delivery. Production on all models of tlie liig, roomy, rugged 1950 Dodge is now al an all-lime high. That's why, even \\ ith ihe flood of orders we've been taking, we can promise you the new Dodge you've always wanted. No need now lo settle for less than a Dodge. Come in and see tlie higgesl value car of the year. Find out how much more Dodge gives for your money. Learn how easy the new 1950 Dodge is lo own. NEW BIGGER VALUE DODGE <Jusf a Seiv cto/forx more than fh» /ow*sf-/>ricect'cars/ BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. - Broadway & Chickasawba Jaycees Adopt Resolution Opposing Compulsory Health Insurance Plan The Dlytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce last night adopted a resolution calling for the club to notify Arkansas congressmen of the Jaycees' opixisilion to a compulsory health insurance program proposed by the Truman administration. Arkansas' congressional delegation is to be urged to oppose such a measure. In other action at the regular meeting In the Jaycee clubhouse last night. t'A'o appointive officers were named, a board of directors vacancy was filled and standing committee chairmen for the current year were appointed. The board appointed Billy Boone state director and named BUI Rader parliamentarian. Johnson Blackwell was named a director to serve the uncxplred term of Charles Moore, who now is president of the club. Chairmen for the following committees were named: Americanism, Larry Kneas; budget and finance. Louts Lynch; Christmas activities, Colcman Stevens; civic affairs, Rouse Harp; National Cotton Picking contest. Sanford Shelton; beauty pageant, Jack Chamblln; extension, Robert Warren; house committee, Billy Joe Gean; membership, solicitation and Indoctrination, Virgil Shancyfell; state convention delegation, Jack Rawlings; photography, Richard Taught; playground, A. S. Harrison;' program, Roland Bishop: public address system. Willard French; public health. Dr. Charles -L. Craig; publication. Dick Mills; safety, George Spaeth; youth welfare. Billy Carter; sporls. Brycc Layion; glee club and music, Robert Lipscomb; publicity, Harry A. HainM. Prior to the business session, a report and movie on the 1949 liean- t Pageant were presented. A report on plans for the 1950, contest was presented by Jack Chamblui, chair- Condition of Injured Farmer Is Improved Harry Lutes, Blytheville Route Two farmer who was injured Saturday in a tractor accident near his home was reported as "resting \\ell" today by an attendant at Walls Hospital. Mr. Lutes is suffering from n chest injury received when he was pinned under a tractor he was using to drag n baseball diamond. The hospital attendant reported that Mr. Lutes "spent a very good pight 1 ' last night. man. A. S. Harrison w«s appointed to represent the Jaycees on the library advisory board. ]'. also was announced that about five Blytheville Jaycees arc expected to attend the board of directors meeting of the Arkansas ., Junior Chamber of Commerce in Little Rock Sunday. , ARK-MO (Continued from page 1) erected to connect the. 110.000 and 33.000-volt systems. Cost of the Jine and substation was listed as ap- pinximately $385,000. A modern outdoor distribution switching station was constructed at Blyilievilte lust year to renlncn ol-er- ioaderi and obsolete equipment. To Kxpand System Plans for further expansion ot the company's electric distribution sys-, tern include construction of 25 miles of 110,000-voIl line from Haytl to | Dlytheville and 21 miles of the line' from Corning, Ark., to a point on the present system near Station 8 of the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation. (Station 8 Is a point on (lie Texas-Eastern gas pipeline ibout 10 miles west of St. Francis.) Also planned is doubling of the capacity on n miles of Ilo.OOO-volt line from Blytheville south to the Intcr-conncctlon with . ; Arkansas Powrr and Light Company. Volt- n«c also is scheduled to be raised from 33.000 to 110.000 on 10.5 miles of line from Paraeould west to Light Ark., where the line will connect with the existing 110.000-voll line from Walnut Ridge to Station 8. Sales of electricity to various classes of customers included the following (figures in parentheses show percentage of total income): Residential nncl rural $1.402/111 (28.3). commercial and small power 51.062,209 (21.4), industrial SI- 9H.516 (38.1). other electric companies 3652,169 <13.2), miscellaneous $74.401 (1.5). Revenue reserved for refund accounted for $193,912 of'the tolal and miscellaneous expenditures totaled $37,334. Incntnc Distribution Mstcil Distribution of this Income was shown as follows (figures in parentheses show percentage of totali: Cost of power purchased for resale $2.018.322 (42), wages anci salaries to employes $946,459 (n.2), taxes to local, stale and federal governments $535.083 (10.8). costs of materials, supplies and all other operating expenses $426,02* (1.6), depreciation provided to replace property ns II, wears Vnil or becomes obsolete $280,102 (5.0), bond Interest nn<! other deductions $329,948 (6.71, common stock dividends $221,306 (1.5), retained in the business $225844 <4.0). As of Nov. 1 last year. Ark-Md supplemented Its employe 'retirement plan to provide that participating employes will receive, at age CO for women and 65 for men. a minimum pension of $100 a month, including social security, for 10 years scmce. This increases to $125 a month for 20 years service. At (he same time, group life insurance policies equal to approximately one year's pay were purchased for all employes with five years of service. 10-Year Increase Slion-n The animal report, published in booklet form, also includes an extensive review of the company's growth during the past 10 years This review shows the following increases during the 10-year period (first figure shows tola) at end nf 1940; second figure Is for »nd of 1949): ,, Total income, $1,478.763 and '»4,. 949,128; earnings per share of com. nion stock, $1,12 and $2.02; invest, mcnt In electric facilities; $4,618,. 056 and $13,880,570' customers, 16,. 978 nnd 33,636; kilowatt-hour salw, 39,672,000 and 348,284,000; averagi rate for all classes of service. 3.4 cents and 1.4 cents per kilowatt- hour; average annual residential use, 877 kilowatt-hours and 1.66Z KWH; average residential rate, 4n cents per KWH and 3.3 cents per KWH. Average yearly commercial 2,300 kilowatt - hours and KWH; rural customers, 848 5.008; sales to rural customers, 936 and 4.718.528 KWH; in „ from rural customers, $47,871 and $257,806; power furnished rural r-lcctrlc cooperatives, 2,713,051 and 3V;314,656 KWH; total wages and salaries paid employes, $305.912 and $9-16,"!59; employe benefits (cents per hour worked), 1.3 cents and 12.9 cents; safety record (accidents per emplo5 - c year) 0.28 and 0.11. use, 4,053 r ^ Pleasure Per Penny! THAN ANYTHING ON YOUR TABLE! So Extra-Rich in Flavor You Are Urged to 7%y t/SWG £4l£$? than with lesser Flavored brands A SPECIAL KIND OF COFFEE MOUNTAIN GROWN Extra-rich Haver... winey, vigorous. No other coffee flavor is quite the same. How do you raise a revolutionist? The same way_yoH were brought up: You and your ancestors are just aiioul llie greatest revolutionists of all lime. When most of the world's people were being pushed around by all- powerful govcruiiiculs, Americans revolted . . . and won freedom from government force ,n»J tyranny. Our Hill of [lights declared thai men am! women nrc more important than their governments. A revolutionary idea—and Americans have kept it alive for nearly 200 years! Today, tlial great idea is* in danger. The old idea of all-powerful government has made a comeback. And when government gains power, ils people <W> precious rights and freedoms. Even in America, we've l>ecn giving more and more power lo our federal government. Now yon hear people saying, "Let (be government take over certain industries and services—the doctors, the railroads, the clcclric companies." Most of those people don't want an all-powerful government any more than you do. I5ul when an ambitious big government gels control of more anrl more things, it becomes socialistic almost automatically. Jn a socialistic U. S. A., lh« American Revolution would be dead. There would be DO freedoms for you—or yont children; • • • We hop* you'll Inlfc this over wttli your family mi<! friends and fellow-workers. It's the grea4e«l danger America Is facing lixiay, "MKKT CORLISS ARCHKR" for delightful romfdy. CBS—SiinHajs—« r. M., Centnd Tin Ark-Mo Power Co.

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