The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 2, 1954
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MONDAY, AUGUST 2 r 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE President Signs Watered-Down Housing Bill Today WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower signs with evident satisfaction today a compromise housing bill which was high on his "must" list but markedly below hih recommendations for further low-rent public housing. He invited a large group of legislators and. federal housing officials to watch the signing in his office, including Norman P. Mason, scheduled to take the oath as commissioner of the' Federal Housing Administration ^(FHA) after the Housing Act of *1954 becomes law. Mason has been acting commissioner. • The Senate completed congressional action -on the bill last Wednesday night with a 59-21 roll call vote. The House had passed it 358-30 July 20. Easier to Buy The measure generally is designed to make it easier to buy homes and to modernize them. Sen. Capehart (R-Ind), Banking Committee chairman who handled the legislation in the Senate, estimates it should boost home building by 10 to 20 per cet. Ronald J. Chinnoct, president of the National Assn. of Real Estate Boards, said in a prepared statement the bill "will put home owner ship within reach of many thousands of families that have not been able to own their homes in the past." / The one section of the measure Differing notably from Eisenhower's request is the provision for 35,000 public housing units this fiscal year — provided this type of building is devoted only to fam- ilies actually displaced by federal slum clearance work. The President had asked authority for 140,000 units over the next four years, without this restriction. The House originally voted for no public housing at all, then compromised on the restricted 35,000-unit figure at Senate and administration urging. The new legislation also includes these changes, effective at once: Liberalizes down payment and repayment period requirements on homes bought with FHA-insured mortgages. For example, a house with an FHA-appraised value of 812,000 could have its down payment lowered from the present $2,400 to $1,200 if new and $1,650 if old. Provides safeguards designed to prevent extra-large "windfall" profits by builders of government- backed apartment projects. Contains a clause requiring leaders in the government - backed home repair loan program to take part of the risk on each loan made. Permits the buyer of a govern! ment-insured home for the first time to take out an increased mortgage for the same terms as the first one if he decides to add improvements such as a wing or a bathroom to his house. Dictator of High Styles for Women Denies Trying to Force Changes MUSC 5 E-BOUSMD — Here's Mae West in a revival of her "Diamond LiT at a Las Vegas night club. Featured is a new number using nine "muscle boys." Above, Dick DuBois, Mr. America of 1954, holds Mae while she sings "The Strongest Man in the World." Looking on is Muscleman George Eiferman. } Patriotic Piaeon Honored in UL S. NEW YORK (••Pj—A star campaigner in the 1955 Crusade for Freedom has arrived from Europe. She is Leaping Lena, a German carrier Pigeon credited with having flown an anti-Communist message through the Iron Curtain. Lena flew here from Munich yesterday—by airplane, this time and will be used as an insignia and poster model for the crusade to raise money for the 19 Kegs, 50 Flat Tires SAN DIEGO, Calif. (.•?)—A truck loaded with roofing nails hit an embankment and overturned on a i freeway yesterday. Before officers, aided , by volunteers, could sweep up 19 kegs of j nails, about 50 motorists got pun- j ctures. One police car had all four '•• tires flattened. i Radio Free Europe. In a race between two German cities last month, Lena got off course and was apparently found by a man in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Two days later, she arrived home in Germany with this message tied to her leg: —'•'We plead with you not to slow down in the fight against communism, because communists must be destroyed." It was signed, "Unbowed Pilsen." MSSS LIBERTY SHINES— Puerto Rican Boy Scouts Benjamin Negron, on pedestal, and Pedro Malave prepare for the second anniversary of Puerto Rico's Commonwealth status on July 25, by giving "Miss Lib. erty" a shine. The replica of the famous U. S. statue was given to San Juan, by the Boy Scouts as part of the organization's "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty" campaign. Nationalists Take Chunk Of Portuguese India BOMBAY, India (^—Nationalists took over another chunk of Portuguese India yesterday^ marching 3,000-strong into the little town of Selvassa, 100 miles north of Bombay. Reports reaching here said the pro-Indian group, spearheaded by the nationalist Goaii People"s party, overwhelmed the town's police headquarters of the Portuguese colonial district of Nagar Aveli. Nationalists seized six other small holdings on their villages in the district last Thursday. India demands that the Portuguese pull out their small holdings on the subcontinent, but Portugal has refused to discuss the issue. Colombo Powers Discuss SEATO COLOMBO, Ceylon (7P)—Ceylon's Premier, Sir John Kotelawela, said today he will summon the five Colombo powers to sound out their views on Britain's invitation to attend talks in September on a Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. Kotelawela said the prime ministers of Ceylon, Burma, India, Indonesia and Pakistan-would meet in Rangoon to discuss the merits of SEATO. An informed source said India's Prime Minister Nehru already has advised Kotelawela that he rob- ably will not attend the conference pro'posed by British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden.- By MARC PURDUE PARIS (5) —• Christian Dior, with his conservative double-breasted suits, sober ties and impassive face, looks just like the man behind the mahogany desk in the loan department of a big bank. Yet this quiet, balding, slightly paunchy onetime farmer is "fashion's creative genius," the man who's tossed another bomb into Paris fashions; an H-line bomb. It's called H-ilne because that's what the new form is supposed to resemble: narrow shoulders, flattened busts, waistlines at the hip. Skirts are full, pleated or tight. There was no cheering for his idea in the United States, where women seven years earlier had enthusiastically adopted his "New Look." But curves are more important in America, than in France, and there was loud applause at his showings here. If that's an indication, the ideas might win acceptance and start another fashion era. 9 * * It wouldn't be the first time for the 49-year-old Dior, the unchallenged leader of the French fashion world. He burst into this bitterly competitive trade in 1947, immediately setting it on its ear with the revolutionary "New Look." In one season he became dictator of high style and never since has anyone come near toppling him from that profitable pinnacle. Dior denies any intention of making fashion sensations. In a book he wrote about three years ago he said styles go in cycles with a complete revolution about every seven years. The "New Look" now is seven years old. So we come to the current question: Is he trying to effect a change singlehandedly or just get out in front of an inevitability? "Changes just come about and many things contribute when everybody is ready for them," he has said. "They are not forced by any one designer. They can't be." This year Dior left skirt lengths alone. He already had his fling at hemlines: lengthening them in the "New Look" and shortening them last year to 16 inches from the floor. He has little patience, however, with the people who keep measuring the distance between skirts and floor. * * * Too many fashion writers seem to think there is a fixed standard for skirt lengths — so many inches this way or that. We designers are not scientists working with statistics. We work with the eye and by feeling." Christian Dior's father, a wealthy chemicals manufacturer, planned a career in diplomacy for him, but the family fortune was wiped out in the depression and Christian had to leave the school of political science. He opened an art gallery in Paris, but a serious illness forced him to give it up and retire to the country. At 30, he returned to Paris without work or money, but one of the paintings from the gallery slaved him. He sold a picture by Raoul Dufy and lived on the proceeds. He stayed with a friend who was sketching designs for hats and dresses. He persuaded Dior to do some. They sold, and "with the presumption of ignorance," Dior settled on designing as his livelihood. He connected with a smart fashion magazine a$ an artist, then went to work for the House of Piguet as a "modelist." When the war came, he was mobili2ed as & private. After it ended he worked as a farmer until he could get back to Paris and a job with Lelong. In 1947, Marcel Boussac, a plutocratic cotton manufacturer and j racehorse owner, put up the money for Dior to open his own establishment. Success came overnight. Hearing Today for Doctor Charged with Murder of Wife POLIO AGAIN ON RAGE Throughout The Country and in Mississippi County. Polio insurance including Cancer and 10 other dreacl diseases only S10.00 a year for the entire family. See or Call "Dee" at United Insurance •V^ency. ni West Main, or Phone 3-6812 Blytheville. Bergman Doubts Return to U. S* MUNICH, Germany (£»)—Ingrid Bergman, in Germany to make a film, says she doesn't think she will ever return to Hollywood. •'Nobody knows, of course," she said at a reception she and her husband, .Italian director PvOberto Rossellini, gave for the press last night. "But I don't think so now." "I am in Europe and Europe is my home. So it is more natural for me to make Eurcjpean pictures," she said. CLEVELAND tR—Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard, charged with battering his pretty wife to death, leaves his tiny jail cell today to appear at a court hearing into the legality of his arrest. The hearing is on his lawyer's application for a writ of habeas corpus to free the osteopath, who spent the weekend being questioned by homicide detectives and conferring with Defense Attorneys William J. Corrigan and Arthur E. Petersilge. Common Pleas Judge Frank J. Merrick. who hears the application, has barred spectators from the small lakeside courthouse. The legal action, instituted by Corrigan, was directed at Sheriff Joseph M. Sweeney, who must bring the prisoner into court and show cause why he is held. Corrigan contended tne warrant served on the handsome, athletic osteopath, charging first-degree murder of his 31-year-old socialite wife, was illegal because it was issued by Bay Village Council President Gershoni M. Barber. The suburb's mayor, J. Spencer Houk, said he stepped aside because he is a material witness in the four-week-old case.^ Barber signed the warrant as* acting rnaj'or and the 30-year-old osteopath was arrested Friday night. Corrigan said that a mayor or justice of the peace cannot delegate his authority in the issuance of a warrant, and therefore Sheppard was being kept in his 4-by-8- foot cell illegally. Barber said he did nothing illegal, and the suburb's charter provides that the Council president becomes the acting mayor in the mayor's absence. After about six hours with Sheppard yesterday, detectives indicated, very little had been accomplished in adding to his account of the July 4 morning when his wife Marilyn was found in her blood-soaked bed with 27 bone-deep wounds about the head. Homicide Chief David E. Kerr quoted the osteopath as saying: *'0n advice of counsel, I will not talk about anything to do with the murder." In his previous accounts of the fatal holiday morning, the osteopath said that while dozing on a downstairs couch he heard his wife scream. Then he ran to their bedroom and was "clobbered" by a "white form" with whom he grappled afterwards in a chase outside. Pcint Closeout Many Types and Colors ^ Price Hubbard Hardware Prompt, courteous and dependable TV, Radio (home and auto) and Record Player repa.,s. Our servicemen have been trained in accredited electronic schools and are qualified to give expert service at a minimum cost to you. TV & RADIO SERVICE 114. So. First In The Ingram Bldg. 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Mr. Caffey has had many years experience in dry cleaning management and I highly recommend him to the public. c& 300 South Division . L-OOK (jr. Formtr Owntr Cleaners Phon. 3-434) I want to convey to the voters of the district my appreciation for the splendid vote given me for prosecuting attorney. Of course I join my many supporters in being: glad that the burden of final campaigning Is now unnecessary. During the course of the campaign I have felt that it was necessary for me to explain my position on the so called 100% Assessment. I am personally and positively assured by Governor Cherry that he will not campaign for this proposal, which is now a dead issue. I am especially glad for those of my supporters in Jonesboro and Craighead County who will now be free to devote their time to the re-election of Francis Cherry. r err it — tne Pol. Adv. 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