The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 24, 1954
Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1954 Senate Seaf Big Plum. In Mississippi Voting JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's senior senator and lieutenant governor waited out the long day as voters began marking ballots at 7 a.m. in today's Democratic primary for U. S. senator. Victory in the primary means election in staunchly Democratic Mississippi. Republican James A. White is •ntered in the November general election but is expected to get only a token vote. Sen. James East-land last night predicted a 100,000-vote victory. Earlier in the campaign he described "segregation and communism" as the two major issues. His opponent, Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin, basically agrees with him. Both agree segregation, is here to stay and both oppose communism. Gartin, also predicting victory but by a smaller margin, went again on television and radio in his final bid for votes. The 41-year-old lieutenant governor said his election would be "a great victory for the people over the professional politicians . . ." The campaign's basic issue boils down to "seniority vs. devotion to duty." Experience Cited The 49-year-old Eastland emphasized his 12 years Senate experience and bis membership on the Senate Agriculture and Judiciary committees. Gartin replied that his "devotion to duty" would be more valuable than Eastland's seniority, which. Gartin claims is used mostly on the senator's 6,000-acre plantation. A light turnout is expected because of a lack of local races to stir up interest. Most estimate, are around 200,000, less than half the estimated registration. Voters in the 6ih Congressional District in southeast Mississippi decide whether U.S. Rep. William M. Colmer will represent the district for his 12th term. Colmer, dean of Mississippi's delegation in Congress, is opposed by State Sen. Clem Britton and Walter Lowry of Hattiesburg, a farmer and carpenter. Five other congressmen won Democratic nomination — which means election — without opposition. SHELL CAME—« you look reai dose, you'll see that Carol x Singleton is holding a sea shell to her ear .as she Lounges at Miami Beach, Fla. She was testing the old legend of hearing the ocean's roar in the sheli aod now she's a firm believer Lebanon Plans River Project— With No Help BEIRUT, Lebanon (/P)—Little Lebanon is going to work on a 100- million-dollar river development project—biggest in its history— with no economic aid .grants from foreign governments. T7.S. Point Four technicians conducted a three-year survey of the Litani River hydroelectric project which is expected to double per capita consumption of electricity in Lebanon, and irrigate more than 50,000 acres by the time it is finished in 25 years. But when American officials handed the survey report to the Lebanese government, they felt the logical "cutoff point" had been reached. For actually building the system, Lebanon must bear the "burden itself. The United States plans no direct government grants. Lebanon's Parliament has .set up a semiautonomous company to be gin financing. The company will seek' funds from Lebanese government sources, Lebanese private investors, foreign private investors and such lending agencies as the World Bank. Some foreign experts here believe the whole project could pay for itself if built in stages, one phase paying for the next. Couple on Way To Maternity Ward Killed in Wreck CHARLESTON, ,W.Va. (IP) — A husband and his young wife, on their way to a hospital where she was to give birth to a child, were trapped in the wreckage of then- pickup truck yesterday and burned ;o death. State Trooper R. L. Casey said the truck collided with another pickup, turned over and caught "ire. The dead were Harold Legg, 25, and his 23-year-old wife, of Zela. Casey said the driver of the other pickup, George Keeney of Witcher, lad been charged with negligent homicide. Three G. I. Fugitives Surrender FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. MB—Military Police with "shoot to kill" orders didn't have to shoot when three hunted soldiers who had escaped the stockade at Fort Crowder, Mo., surrendered to a Ine woman in a remote area of northwest Arkansas. The search for the escapees narrowed to Washington and Crawford Counties yesterday when a farmer was held up south of here by three armed men who drove away in his pickup truck. A stolen Missouri car was located nearby and later the truck was discovered just across the Crawford County line. Washington County Sheriff Bruce Crider arrested the soldier trio when he found them sitting on the- front, porch of the isolated home of Mrs. Isabel France, ft newspaper columnist. The men were. identified as William G. Ginn, 30, of De Queen, Ark., David E. Nease, 24, of Hereford, Tex., and William B. Fisher Jr., 21, of Batavia, Ohio. Military Police said the men were charged with armed robbery and desertion at Fort Crowder. Mrs. France said the trio appeared unarmed at her Crawford County home and asked to surrender. With no phone to notify authorities, the four sat on the front porch to await a passing motorist. The first car to stop contained Sheriff Crider. The woman met the sheriff at the car and told him the men were on her porch and asked that the officer "not shoot up my house" because the "boys" wanted to surrender. The soldiers were taken to the Washington County jail. Aged Graduates OXFORD, Ohio (£>)—Nine candidates for degrees at Miami Uni-j versity's graduation next Friday are' Read Courier News Classified Atto. 50 years of age or older. The oldest is Airs. Fern Holcomb, 08, of Easton, Ohio. REAL COOL KID—Mary Ann Young, of Columbus, Ohio, is not only by a waterfall she is IN a waterfall. Looks like the greatest thing to combat hot weather since the invention of ice. City Manager Tightens Down On Policemen PORTSMOUTH, Ohio Iff) — City Manager Robert E. Layton wants police here to keep their feet on the ground. He ordered officers in police cruisers to stop using the dashboards of the cars as foot rests. Since becoming city manager, Layton has issued 83 new rules and regulations for the police department. Among other things, he banned '"mooching" of food and drinks from stores and restaurants. Along with a "dress up" order he furnished police headquarters with a large mirror. To forestall any headaches from all the new regulations, Layton directed the chief of police to keep aspirin available at all times. AUTO, TRUCK AND LONG HAUL TRUCK INSURANCE At Low Rates United Insurance Agcy. Ill W Main Ph. 3-6812 We've Moved From 101 East Main to CITY DRUG CO. Robert I. (Pete) Thompson Owner ATTENTION TV & RADIO OWNERS Your television sets and radios require expert car* and maintenance and that is our business— Guaranteed TV and Radio Service. We handle your TV and Radios with utmost care and they are insured while they are in our possession. You will find our prices are reasonable and that our service is prompt and courteous. We are in the REPAIR BUSINESS ONLY and have no other interest except to give our customers expert service at a price that is fair. We use only the HIGHEST QUALITY replacement parts. Wilson's Radio & TV Service 114 South First, in Ingram Bldg. Phone 3-4237 IS FIRST IN SALES - by thousands Anti-Thief Plan Misfires VISALIA. Calif. (ff>)— To protec them from thieves, this city's thea ter cashiers are locked—from the outside—in their booths. But the precaution backfired for Robbi Whitfield. While she sat helpless in hei cage a man climbed into her cai parked across the street and drove away ignoring -her shouts. Police still are looking for the thief. EVERYBODY'S INVITED TO OUR FREE COTTON 8 p.m. At Missco Implement Co. As another service to farmers of this area, we are going to conduct a class in the proper care and service of a mechanical cotton picker. During the class we will completely disassemble a John Deere mechanical picker and show how to make all necessary adjustments and how to properly service your picker during the coming season. * Everybody's invited and it's all fret. IMPLEMENT YOUR JOHN DEERE DEALER South Highway 61 Phone 3-4434 National new-car registration figures* for the first six months of 1954 prove that Ford leads the industry in sales! In fact, ever since car production has been free of restrictions, more and more new-car buyers have been swinging over to Ford. That's because Ford offers more things for more people than any other car. In today's Ford, for example, you get the matchless benefits of owning the only car in the low-price field with a V-8 engine (the new Ford Y-block V-8) ... the only car in Ford's field with the smooth ride of Ball-Joint Front Suspension . . . the only car in Ford's field with truly modern styling . . . the only car in Ford's field with such high resale value. SOURCE: R. L. Polk and Company. Registration flgurei for January through June, inclusive, the latest period for which figures are available* Come in...lean oil the reasons why FORD is Worth mor* wfi*rt you buy It . • • Worth mor* whmn you §•// M PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chickasawba Phont 3-4453 .GREAT TV, FORD THEATRE, WMCT, THURSDAY, 7:30 P.M.

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