The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 19, 1944
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.WEDNESDAY, Al'lUl. 19, 1944 [Planler Ftiuriil (Shot To Death Mysterious Death Of Mississippian Under Investigation Today , Miss,, A ,,,.ji j 9 ._ riic Mississippi Delhi was shocked vesterdiiy by tlio mysterious death pf socially prominent George Buter, 42. widely known planter, al- •nost on Hie eve of his marriage. I Mussing since Moiidny niglu the Iwdy of Mr. liutler was found •niesday m ,\ crouchiiiff position •11 a clothes closet, at his planta- |ioi) home at Alligator, ncur here. Mr. Butler had bccnsliol throiijjli BLYTHEV1LL13 (AUK,) COUH1EU • tDSOH IN WASHINGTON A $38,000,000 Audit Bill BY PETER KDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent If you are still Interested In economical and efficient operation of your federal government—nnd you should be It you had to shell out pay-as-you-go income taxes April 15 —you may care to dig still a little deeper Into this business of how plus a special stnll of 20 ciiglnrm in a war projects unit, sol up to check on the government's huge construction program. Every agem> Is supposed to have Its own iiiidi't and control but these examines are the key men in the government's present system of inspection. They are not auditors. Tlicy go'beyond that In that they may dc- 1 ._. ...,.„ viiw utfjitts..)^ vi HUM f,yr uvjuttu LIIHI m UKK lllCy luflV flC" the b|g-spciullng executive depart- (ermine whether an agency should I he heart. A pistol. wa •rody. is near the Unwilling to accept a verdict of •:ulclde until further investigation, I: coroner's,.jury declared Mr. Butler came to his death "from a pistol shot;at the hands of an un- iimvii party," The investigation will be com- lilcled by officers Wednesday in •o-opei-allon with W. O. Hti'rtow. blarksdale fingerprint expert, and |in agent of the FBI. Mr. Duller was scheduled to nionts of the federal government are supposed to be Inspected and policed. Such digging leads Inevitably lo the conclusion that no matter how such Inspections arc made, they aren't adequate. Otherwise, there would be no need for many of these congressional post-mortem investigations of executive agencies and there would be less yelling on government spending. The government would spend approximately $30,000,000 tills coming fiscal year just to audit its books. This sum is the appropriation of the General Accounting Office, which will have a force of 12.000 employes to reconcile some 250 million checks with n similar number of vouchers and au- thorisations. In a way, this is a good bit like locking the barn after the .horse is—well, not necessarily 'stolen," but certainly after dead. it Is Irmrry Miss Martha June Chancy, llaiiglitei 1 of Mr. nnd'Mrs. Charles P. Chancy of DeWitt, Ark., April l!3. Slie is a member of a promi- licnt Arkansas family, nnd urc- •ninlial parties had already started. T The planter's disappearance ..,,.,.„ „..« ,„„„,•, »»i*. ^ ^ KIJ tnused concern Monday night when Hie horse from being stolen? Next lie failed to attend a slag lirranged in his honor at Plarksdalc Country Club. ,„,.,.. wo hours, his friends decided to nvcstigatc and sent R group to filr. Butler's home in Alligator. They found his automobile in .11 contrast to this {38,000,000 undertaker's bill, how much Is spent on doctor bills to keep the iiorsc from dying and police work to keep --.„ l 'ie horse from being stolen? Next slag party year it will be about $2,500.000. That - ••' tlie ls roughly the appropriation for the Bureau of the Budget, whose less --— j 'v"« *«-> ituit/ui^uiit; in ony preparng ut aso pa he garage uiitl the house in dark- ing federal agency expenditures. '" ' licss. 'Shouts drought no answer -.. ,-jji./i.i.. nmu^iu. nu mi.^vri ' ll1 JIIUSL |ji;upic Know aDOUl'"ine it was surmised Mr. Diitler had Bureau of the Budget Is that once jckled to skill the party to avoid a year it prepares what is probably Tiding" mid pranks by his the biggest and dullest book in tlic world. II is the annual estimate of expenditures which the President sends up to Congress each January with his budget message, an-i which no one ever looks nt again if lie can avoid 11. I'ENNY 1'INCIIEKS, THEY'RE CALLED But that is only a smidgin' of the Bureau of the Budget assignment. Its day-in-and-day-out job —the thankless task which brings down on the heads of all Bureau of the Budget examiners the curses of the bureaucrats who call them paperclip counters, penny pinchers, unprogressive reactionaries and worse —is the business of cutting buck and holding down on government agency requests for appropriations before they go to Congress, nnd then in checking the programs of the agencies after they get their money By July 1, which is the beginning of the government's fiscal year, every government agency must present to the Bureau of the Budget its proposal on how it proposes to spend its appropriations. A similar proposal must be made every three months, and every month there must be a report on money actually spent In addition, under the Overtime 'ay Act, every three months there must be a check on the number of employes in every department job iy job, in an effort to keep bureaus froml becoming overstaffed and performing n lot of useless functions 3ut only, about half of the 3,000,000 ederal jobs today are so inspected. !)HECK AND DOUBLECHEC'K All this inspection work for the vholc sprawling federal machinery s surjjwsed to be done by a staff of 125 "examiners" as they are called, . Shortly before noon Tuesday one •if the .' group, C. M. Callicott, un- l.hlc to quint his fears that Mr. Puller might have been the vic- liin of foul play, returned to the |iome. Every room in the house was learchcd. Mr. Callicott was about give up the quest, when lie Ippnied the closet door ta reveal Ivlr. Butler's body. Bolivar County Sheriff W. E. i :cnt and Deputies Cempsey and Parks took charge of tho investigation nnd ordered the inquest lury. They were lo;d that Mr. But- was last seen at 8 o'clock Mon- iay night on Hie streets of Alli- lator. It was at that hour the iag party in clarksdai.c Jiled to begin. At DeWitt, a spokesman for t'.ie |,'haney family could throw no ight on the tragedy. Torn by grief, .liss Chancy was in seclusion. Mr. Butler had apparently ficen in good icalthi and spirits as he and DID Iride-elect made Ihe wedding. Deputy ; Sheriff litei- that "we are not "certain 'hether it was murder or suicide." lie added that investigation show- Id Mr. Butler had been in good le.ilth, was not- in financial dif- y and had received no threats. c had not known enemies who I'ouid hare had reason to kill |im," the officer said. Mr. '•• Butler was graduated from lie University of Mississippi where e was pledged ' Kappa Alpha. He wned several plantations in Boli- r nnd Coahhoma Counties. In addition to his parents, Mr. •ml Mrs. W. M. Butler of Alliga- fcr, lie leaves three brothers, all If whom are serving in the Army "Iverseas. They are W. M. Butler, r., Alfred Butler and Jack Butler., Be leaves two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Miller of CiarkscJatc and Miss tirginia Butler of Alligator, a I'.icher in the school at Duncan Iliss. , final plans for Dempsey said " I Clothing for U. S. soldiers over- l.'as Is now packed in bales instead |f boxes. - 5000 Strike Irickels patrol Montgomery I Ward buildings in Chicago • where some 5000 employes are Ion strike. They demand com- Ipany comply with WLB order I to extend contract of depart• mem store employes union (CIO) until union's status as •bargaining agent is determined. •Contra.?!.expired ; Dcc.L?,'' ISO, do what It wants to do. In a'ddltton to these examineis there Is a stall of about 70 men hi the Bureau ol the Budget's secllon of administrative management, which Is supposed to check into ami Improve procedures, lake out tin- red tape and put efficiency Into government operations. To the taxpayer, there may be some consolation just In knowing that this goes on. But that there isn't enough of It, administrative officials In the Bureau of the Budget will freely admit. And there, perhaps, you have one reason for n lot of the congressional special investigations, which In themselves cost almost as much money as the Bureau of the Budget. tli lan 800 employes — as compared 'ith the 12,000 General Accounting office employes— are given the ]ob of not only preparing but also par- All most people know about -t Men In Service Otlo W. Scluicffcr, son of Mr, ',. W. Moore of Blytheville, who has been serving in the ordiianic department of the Army in New Guinea, has bten transferred lo Australia, it was announced loilaj Private Schacffcr was called ic Australia at, the request of Majoi formerly of niytlievillc, win A Princess Conies of Age Is In charge of a station there. Stuff Scret. Jiinies Ft. Overtoil son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Over- toil of 220 South 18th Street, Bly- thovillc. has recently received one of the highest honors given to members of the Army ground forces— the expert, infantryman's badge The award was presented by Maj Gen. Harris M. Mclnsky, commanding general of the division at, Camp Livingston, La. Sergeant overtoil was a truck driver before his Induction at. Camp Robinson in October, 1941. Pvt. John P. Hurley III, ot 41G South Franklin, lias arrived at tlic tank destroyer replacement training center, North Camp Hood, Texas, to begin his basic training In the niodera combat methods of the colorful tank destroyer man. Ralph Maurice Brownlce of Joiner was among the graduates of the AAP training school at Randolph Field, Texas, recently, receiving his commission as a second lieutenant and his silver wings. Pepsi-Cola Employees Given Party At Hotel Mr. and Mrs. Elan Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. James Sanders entertained employees of the local Pepsl- Cola plant, Mr. and Mrs. M. a. Hnii- dol'mld employees'at the Slkcston Pepsi-Cola plant, last night wilh a dinner narty at Hotel Noble. The 30 guests were seated at a targe table in the Colonial Room for the three course dinner. Following dinner a sales meeting wns held, with a display of sales films featuring the film "Eight Million Guests," based on the Pepsi- Coin canteens •maintained in New York, Washington, D. C., and San Francisco for men in service. RELIEVE STUFFINESS IN NOSE i OpencoMa'hlnckadennd givo your head caltl (fie J air. Caution; Use only na ditccfcd. Ahvuys gel PENETRO HOSE DROPS ED CARS FOREMOST In Quality And Low Mileage FOREMOST With A Guarantee That Counts FOREMOST In Price And Liberal Terms '40 Ford "DeLuxc" Club 5-Pass Coupe Original Maroon Color IJke New. Excellent Condition and Appearance. 5 ttood Tires. '38 Chevrolet "Master Deluxe" Coach HcauHful j);,rk Green Color. Unusiml Low Mileuire Wonderful Value Priced Right. '41 Ford "Super DeLuxe" Tudor Sedan Cloudmist Grey Color. Radio and Healer. Operated Only 9000 miles. Runs As New. '41 Chevrolet "Special DeLuxe" Coupe Black Wilh 5 A-l White Wall Tires, Radio and Heater. Looks and Runs Perfect. 30 OTHER EXCELLENT MODELS. TRADE-INS ACCEPTED. COME IN NOW. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Tel. 153 .—Walnut at 5th Tlie olinrmlng sdidv, nhovc. made by noted jiroiouranhiM- Cecil llputcm is the latent portrait of n. u. n. Pdncc.w EltaUelh, heiress im'-siunp- live to tlic urllish throne, who. rcacho.s her 18U. Wrllulwy on April 21 and leyally comes of age. At I a, i|, Q will have virtually her own house- liuld UIM! hnve « iilucc Iti the Wur Council. Mils Miiicruls Stockpile ANCIIOHAGE, Alnskn, (UP)—the IcirUorlnl dciini-lment of mines ngcnl.'i for the Mdnls Jiesei-vo Corps., paid to Alnsknn inlnlnc coiiipniilcs S192.000 for slrnteKic minerals delivered lo its slockullrjs Ins I yeiii-. Former County Agent To Farm Near Burdette 8. U, l.iinlrl|>, former Norlli Mis- KlsMpiil County lixlcnslnii uucnt, lias loluntccl to this county where he will operate his furai noar Dtinlottc. Mr. l,iuitrl|j rcslyiicd Hie Ihsl of (lie month us Yell County Kxlcn- ' .flon ngciii, H position lie Ims Jicld for the past thrco years, •Transferred from the Ulythevllle oflko four years «KO, ho was Perry County Extension iiijent a year bcfoio Kohm to Yell C'cunty. Mrs. 1-antrJp mid their two ilaiiRh- lers nccompnnliia Mr. Lunlrlp heio »nd will make their homo on tho Li Historic VBt BOSTON !UP>"4> E, neadi historic Old^North church, v.nwc Paul Reveio's signal lante'njs were hung, are more than «K» ' bodies, Including that ol British' Maj John Pitculrn, the' first man lo fall at the Battle ol x Bunker The Gift Shop Modern iiml Autlipic (ilfls CO.SAHiTK'S 1IAI1V Oin'S GREETING CARDS NOVELTIES A filft For lirwylwil? lngi-Hiii IIMir. ' I'lumi! 'ii;,\ MOSS BRYAN When IllythrvlUc. Was An Infiinl, Tills Was Our Motto - - . "ALL THAT'S GOOD ' IN INSURANCE" - - - it stm is! Wrltlni; Pirc ,1: Tornudo on your stork of mt'iTliiiiidlse, homo, furniture, on your Turin properly Liability, on Auto, Contruulora public, iiutomobllo. 1'liilc Cllnsa, Trucks nnd Truck CWBO, Accklcnl & Health, Par- col Post, In oldest und Ijcsl ol Companies. Jiisl cull phono 'J.'iOl for binder on iinythliiB insilrnblo. W. M. Burns Agency Office Anthony COURIER ; NEWS ; CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS^ GET THE .-:< JOB DONE! of this outstanding showing of Mr. Howard Jcnnaman, of the James J. Burke Co., St. Louis, will remain in our Blytheville store Thursday with what we consider the most outstanding stock of diamonds ever shown in this area. Mr. Jennaman is a nationally recognized authority on precious stones. Let this be your cordial invitation to inspect this display—you don't have to buy, we'd like you as guests. We're proud to show these diamonds in Blythoville. Dinner Ring; In white and yellow gold—in platinum! Superb stones in all the newest mountings. $65 and up Wedding Duets Over two hundred to choose from. Mostly yellow gold and platinum mountings. $90 and up grnciouily and u/idaunledly •' on fha home fronl. / ' Army Russet Calf \ 1 1G/8 llccl. As Illiulralcil. Also in flfGII IIEEI, LOW IIEEI, CLOSED TOi: 4A to B 7.50 WE CLOSE KVEKY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON' m 11 o i <s -*•- A Gorgeous Showing of Loose Diamonds REALLY FINE DIAMONDS FOR THE CHOOSING. MOST ARE GUARANTEED PERFECT- MANY OVER A CARAT AND A QUARTER. BLUE-WHITES, TOO. Solitaires for Women An imposing array of solitaires ... In every imaginable mounting. Yellow and white gold, platinum. $175 and up Solitaires for Men Diamond solitaires . . , Impressive Fraternal rings.. . $100 and up All Guaranteed As Represented by JEWELRY STORE A Deposit Will Hold Your Selection!

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