The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1952 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 8, 1952
Page 11
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, MAT 8, 19» Arkansas News Briefs— Arkansas Cities Are Struck By Two Fires, Wind Storm BJ- the AMOcUted frts* No estimate of the dunt«« w»s LITTLE ROCK—A fire trill rag- sellable, but it WM expected to «d out of control for almost four be J? el "J'-., , . . , , . £Th' r ly r "<*"<*« the «™*^*£»J££?£™ •outh wing of the Albert Pike Mem- attending the annual convention of will Masonic Temple—Headquir- the Scottish Rite Order when the wrs for Arltaraa* Masons here. fire broke out about 5:46 p.m. A ~~~———^— Frrt Routs Hote/ Guests BATBSVT.LLE—A. fire that broke out shortly before 1 this morning destroyed two buildings in the business district here and routed some 50 guests from their beds In the Marvin Hotel. Firemen fought the blaze for an hour and 40 minutes before bring Ing It under control and preventing it frcm spreading to the 2- story hotel. However, they could not save Leonard's Ice Cream P»r- lor and W. P. McFaddln's Furniture Store. There was no overall estimate of damage, but McPaddin estimated hit toss at $8.400. Six Homes Hit at West Memphis WEST MEMPHIS — Six homes were destroyed and 25 others we.-e damaged when a \vind storm shipped through this Mississippi River town late yesterday. Fire chief Whit Murphy siid there were no Injuries. He said the storm hit during a heavy ralnflll. anci that damage was ccnfinpd to the south section of town. About half of the roof of t new. SIBO.OOO Negro school was ripped away. Murphy said. A Negro woman and five children were in one of. the demolished houses, but Murphy said all of them escaped without inury. A tree was blown down across Highway 61 near Osceola, blocking traffic for about a half hour. No other damage was reported. Hope to Reactivate Refinery EL DORADO ..... -Pan-Am Southern In reply to a Wage Stabilization Corporation said yesterday that it Board plea that the strike be set- resume operations at tied. Pan-Am said in a telegram to strike-bound El Dorac'.o refinery If 'he federal agency that It would arrangements could be worked out stilrt operations "if we can have with the ,„*,« CIO Oil Wooers »°, % Internatjonal Union. of starting up." Nine Killed During Week LITTLE ROCK— The toll of vio- Harold Parnell of Waeren died In lent deaths in Arkansas this week a Warren hospital. He and two oth- reached nine Wednesday when a er employes of the Arkansas Louls- 25 -year -old construction worker lana Gas Company were Injured died of Injuries suffered in an ex- earlier Wednesday when a natural plosion. _ gas pipeline exploded at Warren. Estes Opens N.Y. Office Dulles on Record for Ike ALBANY, N. Y. <Pt— Sen. Estes j Kefauvcr, claiming strong support' among Now York Stats delegates to the Democratic National Convention, opens state campaign headquarters today in riew York City. I On a foray yesterday into rural Upstate New York, the Tennessee Democrat tossed a challenge at the f'-'te's Deomcratic high command, v'-<ch is seeking to corral New '"-ric's 94 delegates for tts "favor- i'-- son" candidate W. Averell Harr •-->. j -'I'.iver told reporters he was j •'•'-:~s everything I can to get all t'-5 votes In New York." He. said t' 1 ^! Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey's state • -I'M s?o Democratic next fall if he <K"fauver> were t>» Democratic •'^r. the renalor had declared l- ! - -'-o-.ving in the Florida and Ohio 1 i?s Tuesday "^radically ass r:s my nomination." At a 515-a-plate Echoharie Coun- Iv Democratic dinner last night. K»f5uver termed himself a "devout tsliever in grass-roots democracy."} He asserted ,fhat the people had thi j ri-rht not only to elect but to select i tr"Mr candidate for President "and I not have their choices made for j them." I LUXORA NEWS Bj MRS. G. C. DRIVER Predicts ITie win • SHANNON. Ireland (Pi — John Fester Dulles predicted today that Gen. Eisenhower will be elected the next President of the United states but Eaid he himself doesn't count on being secretary -sf state. He indicated, however, he considered timself the "obvious" man for the job. j The Republican party foreign af- • fairs exDcrt was interviewed here as he flew home after week-end j conferences with the seneral In Paris. He had refused there to say; whether he would support Eiscn- ' hower's candidacy. ' Nor did he at the airport here! come out flatly for the general, but) said. "There seems no doubt that! Gen. Eisenhower will be elected." I "But when It comes to secretary of state," he said, "there are often factors which decide against Ihe, most obvious person. Sometimes Ihe j post has to be filled by one who will; form a bridge between the Presi- j dent and certain political sections, j "I would be the last to say I am a certainty for the post of secretary of state." C- Arches were used In buildings In the Tigris-Euphrates valley as early as 1.000 B.C. Mr.' and Mrs. G. C, Driver were hosts to their three-table bridge club at a dinner party at their home Saturday night, Mrs. Lester Stevens? was a guest. Prizes were awarded in the games following to Mr. Driver and Mrs. Elmer Hall. Members of the Junior Class of Luxora High School, and their sponsor, Mr. G. C. Driver, were hosts to the Senior Class and special guests Friday night at the annual Junior-Senior Banquet and Dance, held at the scho:l cafeteria The event's theme was "An Ali*a Beach Party." and decorations followed an Hawaiian Islands theme. , Joe Gentry, Junior class President, served as the master of ceremonies. The program included an Hawaiian boogie dance number by "lt"ils of Miss Margaret Molfitc/s dance school., and an island war chant bv a Junior Boys' Trio Mr W. p. Ellis, principal of the Victoria school, was the featured speaker for the occasion. Mr. and I Mrs. Driver, Mr. Gentry, Miss Jane ;•'-'—•'-". •--nrlent of the Senior [ Class, and Mr. and Mrs. EUU received the gu;sts. Personals Mr and Mrs. Floyd L. Ashe and *—-niter. Beck«v. of Wyandotte, Michigan, and Miss. Joanna Ashe of Eryson City. N. C., are houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. McLondon for several days. Mrs. R. L. Hcuck and - dau^hlT. Jane, recently visited Mrs. Margaret CritcMield of Halls. Tenn., for several days. Mi's. John Dooley, who was painfully burned recently in a home accident, is reported much Improved at her home. Ferman Rogers, of the Navy, h spending several daj'S here, with his wife at their home. Mr. Rogers Is en route from Roanoake, Va., to San Diego, Calif., and sea duty. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dtley of Camden were the overnight guest? of Mrs. J. I. Miiflln Saturday They are «ttendlng at th« TrI-ScaU>s Dental Convention In Memphis this week. 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