The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 14, 1954
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BLTIHIYILLI (ARK.)" TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 11, 1954 Retailers Give Ike Optimistic Forecast Of Business Picture Br MARVIN L. ARKOWSMITH DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower was told b. tht American Retail Federation today that during the firs" 20 months of his adraaiistration "there has been a steady growth of confidence in the economic future of our country.' A report on that period, coupled mittee, which was headed by Row- witti an optimistic forecast of even better times, was placed before the President by the federation's executive committee. H« received the committee, representing 600,000 retail stores in the United States, at the summer White House here shortly before leaving for Boulder, Colo., to dedicate the seven million-dollar laboratories of the federal government's Bureau of Standards. "The year 1954 is proving to be an eventful one in the distribution American people," said the com- Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton (1*:JO qvotations) 3439 3454 3439 3476 3488 3476 1606 3519 3508 3681 3638 3631 pot Dec Mch 34&1 3486 3517 3636 New Orleans Cotton Oct 3445 3456 3446 Dec 3478 3498 3478 Mch 3600 3819 3509 Mar 3933 3539 3633 3519 3637 Chicago Soybeaac 294 271 2733,4 276% Wheat Sept ..."214% 215% Dec 288 268 270 273 Chicago Corn Sept ... 163*4 163y 8 Dec ... 154& 155y 8 162 200 270 273 Y 2 27614 314% 218% 16334 155'/ 8 New York Stocks (12:45 quotations) A T and T Amer Tobacco ..-. Anaconda Copper ......... Beth Steel Chrysler Coa-Cola Gen Electric ...., Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Bepublic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S Steel ! Sou Pac 170 1-4 61 1-4 40 3-4 78 3-4 65 1-4 114 43 1-2 82. 3-4 72 1-4 i 20 5-3 ' 32 1-2 64 1-2 33 1-2 48 1-4 17 5-8 96 1-2 75 1-8 70 3-4 55 46 1-4 i land Jones Jr., the federation president. "We anticipate that by the end of 1954 the vigorous trend of our economy will enable the retail industry to write a record into the books and make 1953, the previous all-time high, the second best year." The committee added that "with a high level of economic activity, retail wages have increased." It said average hourly wages are up 4.3 per cent over the first half of 1953, and average weekly Xvages have climbed 4.5 per cent. "We are convinced," the committee said, "that the administration's policies, and the cooperation of Congress in implementing them by legislation, have contributed to a more favorable climate and a greater incentive, not only to the retail industry but also to all the people." Among reasons for tfte brigh picture the committee painted, i mentioned: 1. "The prompt reduction of indi vidual taxes, which came as direct result of curtailed federa expenditures." 2. The cut in- excise taxes. 3. The "monumental" revision of toe internal revenue code, which brought a further cut in. taxes. 4. Elimination of price controls. "More important," the committee said, ''has been the continued increase in the real purchasing power cf every citizen so that more and more of them can have more and more of the good things that America provides." The federation added that "more evidence that our dynamic Amerian economy is indeed on the march is shown by retail construc- ;ion figures." It said the value of new construc- ion of stores, restaurants and garages in June of this year was 114 million dollars, an "increase of 19 per cent over the previous June." SEGREGATION Obituary (Continued from 1) Negro Deaths Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. IB— -(USDA—Hogs 10,500; moderately active; barrows and gilts 180 Ib. up 50-75 lower; lighter weights and sows 25 to mostly 50 lower; choice 200-260 Ib. niostly 20.50 ;several hundred head 20.60; few early sales down to 20.25; several lots choice No. Is and 2s 20.75; 36 head at 20.85; 170-190 Ib. 20.00-25; 150170 Ib. 19.00-20.00; 120-140 Ib. 17.5018.50; sows 400 Ib down 17.5019.25; heavier sows 1500-17.00; boars 11.00-16.50. Cattle 6,000; calves 1,700; opening fairly active on steers and heifers; shipper demand a supporting factor in steady to strong prices; high choice and low prime yearling steers 25.75, several loads and lots good and choice 22.00-25.25; medium quality replacement steers 15.75; cows active; utility and commercial strong 9.50-12.50; few at 13.00; canners and cutters firm at 6.50-9.00; bulls and vealers steady; utility and commercial bulls at 12.00-13.50; canners and cutters 8.00-11.50; good and choice vealers 16.00-20.00; a few high choice and prime 21.00-22.00; commercial and good vealers 12.00-16.00. Rev. William Mitchell Services for .Ret. William Mitchell, 87, will be conducted Thursday t 11 a.m. in New Bethel Baptist Church by Rev. . Boykin, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Jossie Mitchell; one son, Dewitt Mitchell; and two daughters. Louise .ickman. Blytheville, and Thelma itts, St. Louis. Pallbearers will include Rev. H L. Lewis, Rev. p. M. McCollum, Rev. S. P. Picks, Lee Burton, Pearl James. Honorary pallbearers will include j Dr. T. H. Keith, Dr. B. E. Roberts, i Theodore Burton, J. W. Sprinks, j Rev. R. G. Gates and Rev. M. Free- I man. | Caston Funeral Home is in charge. Eugene Sumler Services for Eugene Sumler, 19, are to be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Princess Chapel Baptist Church by Rev. R. T. Shipp with burial in Sandy Ridge Cemetery. He died Saturday in University Hospital in Little Rock. Survivors include his parents, Lugene and Edna Mae Sumler, four brothers and eight sisters. Caston Funeral Home is in charge. Attend Legion Meeting Approximately 20 men from Dud Cason Post 24 attended the American Legion's Fifth District meeting in West Memphis Sunday. More than 150 Legionnaires were on hand for the dinner and business session which followed. Church Program Set A singing convention durin which the McDonald Brothers quar tet will appear will be held by th Church of God. 20th and Cherry, a 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. It will be oper to the public. 66 YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Little, Owner of GENERAL HARDWARE & APPLIANCE CO. located on Main Street? . . . Who are the salesmen? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life wiU be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing th€ persons BY THEIR iVAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" , . will feature PEOPLE, those friends of yours at our places of business who serve your daily needs! ! ! —•^^^"^•^^•^•^••••i^Ba™ Complete Photo Supplies BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2004 W. MONI Phone 3-3647 costs. "Last year, we had only $159 in the bank at the end of the schoo year," said White. So integration of the races was adopted as a logical method to cut expenses. Fayetteville is the first city in the old Confederate South to abandon racial segregation in high school. However, a consolidated school at Charleston, Ark started integration Aug. 23 when 11 Negroes enrolled. Charleston, in Franklin County, has a population of 968 and its school system serves 600 children. Fayetteville plans to go all the way with its program of racial integration, with the possible exception of the elementary school, where the city's Negro citizens want segregation maintained. Complete Participation White explained that most Ne- roes feel their little children should be kept separate until they an be prepared for integration with white pupils in junior high chodl. Segregation probably will >e dropped at the junior high chool level next year. The superintendent emphasized that there would be no segregation f any kind on the high school ampus. The Negro students, he aid, will be welcome to partici- ate in all school activities, includ- i Mother of Man O/es in Illinois Services for Mrs. Ella p&rr, 84, mother of R. C. Farr of Blytheville,' who died Saturday at Talle Grove, 111., were conducted yesterday at Astoria, HI. Other survivors include two grandsons, Harry C. Parr and Russell H. Parr of Blytheville and great-grandson, Gary Parr of Blytheville. ing athletics. There's a possibility that Fayetteville will run into difficulty on this score, since many Arkansas high schools may refuse to compete against Negroes. Segregation is required in the schools by an Arkansas state law, but White said Atty. Gen. Tom entry had advised him that the recent U. S. Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation voids the state law. Gov. Francis Cherry and the State Board of Education have asked all school districts to main- ain segregation until the high court hands down decrees for put- ing into effect its decision. However, in Arkansas all school districts are self-governing, and re not required to .follow the ecommendations of state officials. Yoshida Is Told He Must Testify In Ship Scandal TOKYO (ff) — Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida's political advisers decided today that he should obey an unprecedented summons to testily before a Diet committee in connection with a shipbuilding kickback scandal. The decision was reached at an emergency meeting of government and Liberal party leaders after an opposition — ruled Diet committee voted the summons earlier today,. Previously the 76-year-old Prime Minister indicated he would ignore the summons even though such action could result in a fine or jail sentence. Lost Harrisburg Escopee Caught MARKED TREE, Ark. (JP)~ The last of three men who escaped the Poinsett County jail at Harrisburg last Wednesday was arrested when he walked out of a swamp near here last night. Kenneth Sullens, 32, who is charged in a $3,000 robbery, was arrested by Deputy Sheriffs Bud Weeks and Burl Barnett. Sullens fled jail with Kenneth Dale Spoon and Stanley Wiles, a trusty. Spoon surrendered to police near (Continued from Pag* M and in Marion County, some keep ing their children home, others picketing the schools, but there was no real disturbance until yesterday. The first hint of possible violence came in last night's mass meeting of parents here. John Jacob, weekly newspaper editor who attended, said the meeting was orderly but the parents voted to bodily remove any Negroes who attempted to attend classes today. A short time later, the school board's decision to return to separate schools for Negroes and whites was made known. Schools are still integrated in the other two counties, both in northern West Virginia. Appeals Assault Fine Sammie Farmer, Blytheville Ne- TO, was released on $100 appeal )ond this morning after appeal- ng a Municipal Court judgement n which he was fined $65 and :osts on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He was report- id to have struck another Negro nan with a brick. Missouri Hay Program Starts JEFFERSON CITY (IP) — Missouri's 1954 drought emergency laj program went into effect at 10 a.m today by order of Oov. Phil M. Donnelly. Under the program, the federa government is putting up $250,000 to start and may provide another quarter million later to help pay half the cost of shipping hay into Missouri, but in no case more than $10 a ton. Farmers Home Administration offices in the 76 drought disaster counties will decide whether a farmer is eligible for help and needs hay to keep his foundation herds. The state then will reimburse hay dealers for half their freight costs. The state also will pay administrative costs. Harrisburg yesterday afternoon. Viles was recaptured the day of he break. Stort Sales Match '53 ST. LOUIS (£•) — Department store sales in the eighth federal reserve district during August kept up with sales during the same month last year, the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank reported today. In two cities, St. Louis and Memphis, increases of 2 per cent over the August 1963 figure were reported. Continued from Page 1 board . of commissioners limiting production and carrying: out inspections. 3. Britain would be committed to share equally in the defense arrangements. One of the chief French objections to EDC was that Britain stood apart from actual membership. The French feared that without Britain alongside, they would be at the mercy of their old German foes. Following their talks in Bonn, Eden and West German Chancel- .or Konrad Adenauer si s eua d [oint statement that they had reached "complete agreement," jarticularly that they "will pursue with the utmost vigor their efforts to achieve European unity n which the United Kingdom can play a full part." Close on Eden's heels was Robert D. Murphy, U.S. deputy under- eccsauy of state. 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