The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 22, 1944
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^SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 19.14 iducators Seek lies Tax Boost Added Revenue From I Per Cent Increase Would Aid Teachers ROCK, A , )rll 22] _, n tt Kansas Education Association's Council on Education Friday unani- "Ofly agreed to back n proposed nltlatect act calllnu for an increase n tlie stale's sales tax from 2 to 3 «r cent and nnnounccd It would tart, circulation of petitions for sig- laturcs next week. The measure lection VOtC(1 °" '" lllc ficllcr(l1 "I'ho council estimated the mcns- l TL nwouW l"' llvl <ie an tiddlUonnl 4,250,000 per year In revenue, which miier provisions of the act would » for (he benefit of public schools. [he additional 1 per cent tax, it vas said, would increase teachers' •alarics from iiboul an average of 1735 per year to $935. 1 Education Commissioner Ralph Pones and Forrest nom>ll, A. E. A. Beld representative and member of hc Legislature, bolli indorsed the |>roposed measure. . I Mr. Rozzell declared scliool forces Brobably could obtain "an addUlon- II $250,000 to $500,000 front the leg- •ilRturc by squeezing and figming," lilt added "the proposed new tax Irovidcs the only possible method •or a substantial source of new •evcnue." "I cannot believe the schools are Bankrupt so long as the people of Erkansas pay, as they did last year, •20,551,000 for liquor and beer, over •8,000,000 in horse racing bets, and Inly $17.500,000 for education," the fcgislator asserted. "Arkansas last tear showed per capita expenditures •f $15.21 for liquor nnd beer and 18.98 per capita for education. Mr. Jones hit at recent publicity h Arkansas concerning Nebraska's _pck of slate sales, -income and cig- m taxes. He declared the people . cbraska were "definitely com- •litlccl to tlicir much higher prop-. Irty lax as n nmjor soiirce of rcvc- Itie, while the people of Arkansas Ire tending toward n shift in the •ax load from property to special •axes." The council voted to continue the olloy of holding stale conventions »l the association, despite tiie fact •hat none lind been held for two •ears because of the war. The louncil named Little Rock the contention city and set Nov. 13-14 as •he date for the state meeting of •he A. E. A. \edal Is Awarded Jesse W. Melvin : or Battle Wound |- : Pfc. Jesse W. Melvin. son ol Mr. Inrt Mrs. John Melvin, who was wounded In the Battle of Tarawa, lias been awarded the Purple Heart Inedal.. • . H'--,» .-* Private Melvin, who is'lx member If the Marine Corps, has been transferred to England, where he Igain is with his brother. Pic. Eddie [V. Melvin, who also was in the Tar- Iwa battle, and from whom he was |eparated lor some mouths. Another brother, Pfc. Johnnie L. sun, who spent' 31 months In pa nnd the Aleutians, now Is Ituiioned at Camp Shelby, Miss. ^KLYTIIBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Purple Heart Citation Given William E. Lott Corp. William E. LoH, Jr., son of William E. Lott, Sr., of Route 1, Blytlievlltc, was awarded the Order of the Purple Heart for wounds received In action on Munda Island In the New Georgia campaign. fie was in Co. G, 172nd Inf., of the 43rd Division, and was a member of the "Barracuda Raiders", one of the flist groups of Army raiders formed. Corporal Lott received the citation for the award of the Purple Heart from Admiral Halsey last August while in a hospital In New Caledonia. The presentation'of the medal was made to Corporal LoU by Col. Sam P. Parker, commanding officer of Foster General Hospital. Men In Service Pvt. Joseph Richard Roberls, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Dick Roberts has arrived at Scott Held, 111., for 'an intensive course In radio operating and mechanics. Private Roberts attended Murray State Teachers College. University of Alabama ami University of Arkansas, prior to entering the Army. Pfc. I-con J: Riggs, son of Mr. ami Mrs. Raymond C. Rings of RL 3, Blythcville, now with the Headquarters Company at Camp Chaffec, Ark., has been awarded the good conduct medal, according to Col. Charles J. Deahl Jr., camp commander. First Lieut. Lester L. Lutes of the Medical Corps, was Included among the large class of officers graduated Thursday from the Medical Field Service School, Carlisle Barracks, Pcniia.. after completing six weeks of intensive training. Lieutenant Lutes' home address is 317 North Broadway. Recognition as eligible to qualify for the petty officer of machinist's mate came to Bluejacket Paul E. Dietrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Dietrich of Blylheville, in recent graduation ceremonies at the Naval Training School on the campus of the North Dakota Stale School of Science, Wahpeton, N. D. Selected for this special training on the basis of, his recruit training aptitude tests, the bluejacket completed a course of study that included the use, operation and maintenance of internal -combustion engines. He now is attending engineers petty officer school on the West Coast. \ged Negro Dies At Work The famillnr sight of "Un-jlc" lioberl Sanders, aged Negro man ho for many years has supplied liany Blythcville housewives with Ircsh fruits and vegetables during hc Spring and Slimmer months, rill appear no more on the streets, Ixden with his box of choice pro- luce from his smalt Dogwood Ridge larm. "Uncle" Robert died of a heart Ittack Monday morning while plow- his vegetable garden. • The 79-year-old patriarch came to his county 20 years ago, and has Iwncd his own farm for about 12 lears. He leaves two sons and a faughler, all of whom live here. Funeral services will be held at 2 Divorce Suits Filed; One Pica Is Granted Charging desertion, Victor C. Shaffer was granted a divorce from Virginia Shaffer In Chancery Court. The divorce, granted March 31, filed in the Circuit Clerk's olllcc this week. , Fifteen divorce suits were filed this week. 'They arc: James Chatman vs. Louise Chatman; Sidney Page. vs. Lucy'Smith Page; Edith Wilson Batkin,,vs, plen.^.Batkin;; Ernest Powler vs. Mary "ixiwter; KnUterine stllln-cll vs. Pane Still- wcll; Orville P. Buck vs. Estcllc Buck; Nell G. Swafford vs. C. C. Swaffo.'d; Carl Paul Pryor vs Virginia May Pryor. .Tames Williams vs. Hattie Jean Williams; Made M. Bunch vs. Rosa Lee'Bunch; Carey Grimmett vs. W. A. Grimmett; Arthur Clark vs. Jane Clark; W. J. Brooks vs. Lena Brooks; Betty Owens vs. Edison Owen; J. J. Aycock vs. Zona Aycock. DOM Study Own Health PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Philadelphia doctors will try to keep one another well. A program re ccntly set up by the Philadelphia County Medical Society will offer Iree periodic physical examinations to its members. The society hopes the arrangement will turn up new evidence on how disease starts nnd what can be done to forestall it in its early stages. o'clock Sunday at St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church with Teasley and Cobb Funeral Directors in charge. <-• SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 'dul, A Man With a Message to Tell, >et Example for Missionaries Today Tc.vl: Acts 13:1-1; 11:8-20. WH.UAAI E. OII.KOY, I). I). J Paul, I have said, vvns a born Iropagandisl; he was likewise a born Vivcler. rtncl the two Iiave often lone together. The man who has onviclions that he must express to llhcrs is restless until he has told lis message to as many people as lossiblc. | Paul had a supremely great mcs- hge. It centered in his own cxpe- lence, itt what the Gospel of Jesus Ihrist had done for him in nrresl- lig him in his course of intolerance' and persecution, and in rnak- Iig him a man of love. He saw, too, I-hat it could do for others, and deep It his philosophy ami experience fas the conviction that the Gospel Vuld make of "any man" (see II for. 5:11) a new creature. 1 At Antioch. where the disciples lore first called "Christians," were 1 group of believers ol similar mind nd spirit. They took seriously the paster's last commission lo "go in- all the world, and preach the tospcl to every creature," and they •ppointcd Paul nnd Barnabas to go "i and fulfill that command. «j more willing messengers buld not have been found. Paul las outdistanced all of the early lisclples as a pioneer builder and Ihrlstinn missionary; but no one 7as outdistanced Barnabas in qual- |y of faith and character and in arc zeal. Apparently a man of sub- lance, he had given it all to the Ihristlan cause. | It was unfortunate that later a agreement arose between these Ixxi men, over the question whctli- •• John Mark, the nephew of Bar- Inhas and the author of our Gos- Icl by Mark, should accompany (hem on a second journey. Pan! thought that John Mark, who had been with them on the first journey, had deserted them without svit- licicnt reason. Here, however, on Paul's first missionary journey these two great Christians, Paul and Barnabas, arc together. Their mission has spectacular aspects, tor when Paul has pcrtormed. a miracle of healing the pagan people are convinced that the gods have come down among them, nnd they want to worship the missionaries, Barnabas as Jupiter and Paul as Mercurius. Tlic occasion gave Paul the opportunity for plain words concerning the nature of Ood, and the human side of true religion. But the missionaries had to encounter danger and opposition, especially when foes of the Christian way arrived from Antioch and so perverted the minds of the 'people that they stoned Paul and lelt him for dead. Two things I should like to say; First, concerning Paul as a missionary. I would urge the value of following the narrative with a map of Paul's journeys, such as is found in many Bibles. Second, a word concerning modern missionaries, nicy have come in for much criticism, and the scornlul have had their illng at the missionaries' expense. But If you have a son fighting In the Pacific, thank God for the missionaries who went to these danger spots a century or a half-century ago. The natives have been friendly to our troops. How much more terrible the situation would hnvc been If the iintlves had preferred the Japanese. EPSON IN WASHINGTON Isolationism In New Clothes n\' I'liTlilt KDSO.V Courier News Washington Correspondent As the Navy keeps knocking off enemy Pacific Island bases one niter another or by the half-down, the question of what's fikhiK to be done with all these Jap-mandntcd ixjssesstons gels hotter ami hotter —and that ahi't nil. At stake Is the shaping up of some sort of an American post-war policy on lonltorinl government- something Hint will make sense. Never having been much ot a colonial power—In the sense Hint Ihc British, Dutch, French and Haltatts have (-one out for subjugation and commercial exploitation —the United Slates has been cither one of llic best or one of [lie word territorial administrators In the worl<i. depending on how you choose to view results. Yon can start n drawing room jrawl over this nny time you can find a group sober enough to consider It seriously, but n lair con- census would be Hint Hinvall Ls wonderful, the job done In the Philippines was not .so bad, the Danes did- a nice job for us In :lie Virgin Mnnds, the Ciintil Zone is n place to BO through but nol to, Giimn nnd American Samoa are Navy dumps. Alaska Is cold In winter, Mnttmusku wns a dismal flop, Puerto Hico positively slinks, and win! lu liea\ciis name is tlic government trying lo do by sharing "sovereignly" with the British on Canton nnd Emlciburyl Well. If this greatest American nation Is going (<j take over a lot of additional Islands and territories aficr Ihc war Is over, It had bello'r make up Its mind on how such places lire going lo be run. SUSSKSSOIl TO ISOLATIONISM It Isn't Just tho ex-Jap-mnniUU- e<l Islands or Ihc rLsxllns U. S. territories ami possessions Hint need (o lie worried nljotit. You should have heard Coinjicssinan JIntn Msli of New York, (lie old, public Isolationist infinber onn, sixiiitiiiR the other tiny about how he was in favor of acquiring every one of (lie Islands on which there wore U. 8, air bases UIKIL:- 99-year lease, from ilerjnvidn I) smith America. And you .should have heard CoiiBrcsswonian Edith NOIURC Hogci'.s ol Lowell, Mass., coming In with n cold soprano proposal that this country should hnvc Grcen- Intul, loo. If nil sui 1 )) talk sounds ID you nnu'h like the old line of America Firsl Isolationism. U Isti't. This, friends, Ls the successor lo Isolationism—Die first still small voice of the new American Imperialism, ilnrl liow do you like It , As mi'iiUoncd .supra, the basic p trouble with our Roveming of tcr- I rllorlos nnd possessions hn.s been lint (lie tountis had no colonial policy. On lop of thnl, such «i>v- crnlnjt as wns done wus scattered about the i;ovcri)menl, In interior War and Navy 'Departments, A COI,K is PUT ON -Tin;-HUM In (ho works, however, Is one l»'0i>mnl to end nil this i Jy „,. Wlrarlly pulling the whole terrl. torltil niiiiiiigemeiU business ship dub In thu Nnvy. H Is n bill boln K im-pni-cd by (he Nnvy (it Ihc request of small young Congicssmun W. SleilliiK Cole of Bull). N. Y,. Who will sponsor the leiiLslallun. Cols- Ls hi u Hood spot for Inllliit- IIIB Ibis Uli'n. As a incniliei' of Ihe Coiiimlltee on Insnlnr Affairs, he 1ms been In on all Ihe 1'iuvlo Hlcan InvesllRnllons and 1ms bad n clmnce to sre wlmfs wrong Ihere. He Is nli'o a niemlji'i- of the House Niivnl Affiiiiw Commllleciuul (lie new 21-nian Comnilltrc on 1'osl-Wnr Mllltnry Policy. His proposal to vest all (m-1- toilul Kovcniineiit In (hi- Nnvy Vlll prolinbly be shot at from niiiny quarters, Colo Justifies It In that the jHoblcm Is primarily one of sen-power defense ami ihi> protoellon of maritime commerce with ihcse teirltorle.s. nut the Nnvys record of isoveimm'iit in Guntn anil Siunon Is nothing t« shoul iiliout nnd • the people who live In the larger tci-rlloiles resent any Ideas of anylhlna oilier Hum civilian self-govi'i'imu'iit, Mr. Iri.-c.-i will probiibly be lieiu-d on this subject, loo. 5,501 Alumni SiTVhiK CAMIMIUG1S. Muss. (Ul')-.aome &.M1 i:niilun(es nf Mussnchnsells Instllute of Technology now nrc Rci-vlng in (he unncd foa-es, ne- Icouling (o the uulstiai -, flijuns .fyt \>:-l a '). Highway^Pfoject Will Be Sought By Helena Group UKUtNA, Ark,, April- a2,— ']-|n; Arkiinsas-l/milslnini-Mlssouri High- wn.v Assoelntlon was orgtinlzed here Thui'sday nt a incetlni! of business men from I'hllllp.s anil Jtehn Couu- '1'he 'iis.socl«llo)i 'win sponsor n inovcinenl fov con.stnicllon of n tlmmij)] lilgJnviiy adjiiauil lo (lie west bunk of Ihe Mississippi lthv,' fi'iim St. Ixiuls to New Orlcunst; l)c'- wltt t'oe wns mimed chalrinaii, J. (i. Diulcc, vice clmli-iiiini, nnd Howurd Clayton, Arkiinsiis City, .secretary- Irra.Muvr. Sputisurs of tho association con- N O T I (! i; U'tters nf ailinlnlsli-atliin on the estate ol I.elu lilylhe, DecensiM, Were gnmteil to llio uiidcrstuned, on' (lie lllsl day of March, 1044, by llio l'iobn(e Ciinrt for the Chlcknsuwki District of Mlsslsslp])! County, Ar- kllllMIS. All |H'rsoiis huvlni; clnlms »s"!nsl snld eslnlu urn ivqulix'd lo exhibit thorn, properly nulhentk'iilccl for nllowanco, lu the nmlci'.sliincd, us iidmlnlstniloi- of said esliUe, lx>fon- thc end of omi year from tho dnlo of lli« uninllnii of tho letler.s upon .said estute. mill If such claims be not presi'iiled, lhi:y will Ix forever biirriMl. , ' Diitcd I his 8)sl day <>( Miircl) 1011 MAHCUH CTUAKD Admlnlslritlor of Ihc M,-- 1 Into ol U-iii BlytlH-, l)c- cciiscd. •111-8-15-32-SD PAGE-THREE";' 'V" J lend MIJ;|I 11 roid, unilei fur some time, \sould blioiidn the distance more limn 100 miles. They said cost of suUi a ])tojn.t, Includ- IUK bridges, would be alxiut $7,000,000. Only perfection O f u lc orgiuil- witlon which proposes to bring other counties along Ihe route Into tlic assoclatloiv is lonlonipliUcd. In tho ueur future. AT f IRST M«IOf A CY666 6*6 TABIETJ. SALVE. HOSE OROK THE TERMITE PEST CONTROL CO, Blaster IMcnnlnafors Allen Illilille, Slimmer Krco li»|ieclli)ii ,t Ustlmat (loft Hotel I'litmo MARGARETS BKAUTY KIIOP . 101 B. First Phono 2532 Bring Us Your Beauty Problems lljr GRANDMOTHER'5 BOND WITH !HE FUTURE for your grandchildren, the best in the world! O RDINARILY, age brings certain privileges. One of the greatest of them purlinps, is that of watching, from the sidelines, the growth and progress of our childrena' families. Certainly one of the rewards of being a mother is becoming a grandmother—nble to enjoy our sons' nnd daughters' children to the full, white leaving tho responsibility for them in other hands. The war, which lias changed so many things; lins changed this too. When tho war took our sons—when it broke up our cliildrcns' homes —it, gave back to America's grandmothers responsibilities which we had passed on long ago. The privilege of growing older quietly has been denied the women of our generation while tliis war losls. For today, our grandchildren need our help. And it is in our power to give them greater help, perhaps, than any (jraixlp.irciils ever yiivu before. We can givo this help by buying War Bonds and Stamps—for our chilclrens' children. And no other single Ihing that we can do will help BO much, or in so many different ways. War Bonds can help lo bring fighting fathers back to their fair r next year—tho year after —as soon na po; War Bonds can provide those families now », iih aid in cnso of illness or emergency. War Bonds can help assure an education for a boy whosd father comes back crippled—or does not come hack at all. Wnr Bonds can help lo guarantee a busy, prosperous America' for our sons when they return—an America in which our grandsons can find all tlio opportunities they need lo lead the fullest, happiest lives in all the world; Tho Grandmothers' Wnr Uotul Lcnguo is simply a way of recognizing and uniting tlio grandmothers who are loday buying Wnr Honds nnd Stamps for their grandchildren. Kvery one who buya a Bond or Stamp in n grandchild's name automatically becomes a member. Join Iho Grandmothers' War Bond League lodayl 'tt Tho Grandmothers' League wns rounded by Mrs. (!i:orj;i! C. Mnrnlmll, wifo of llio Army Chiof-ur- SlnlT. It b not a forum) club. It is mmply n roll of lionor which jjrfttitlmoLtiura automatically belong to when lliuy buy bonds, or stnrt slump albums, for their grandchildren. $lru. Mnrslmll urflc.i every grandmother in Amerim to help the fighting ntim lo<Iny...nnd their children tomorrow, by joining tho Urnridmollicrs Wnr Bond League, W BONDS to had tojgld This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. L. K, Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water Co. Th c Crafton Co. Delta Implements, Inc. Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. Gay & Billings, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance Co. Herrick'$ Jewelry Hubbard Furniture Co. ibbard Hardwire C». Huddleston & Co. Tom W. Jackson Jicdel's Langston-Wroten Co. Charles S. Lemont Tom Little Hardware Co. The New York Store PatO'Bryant Palace Cafe J.;C. Penney Co. Phillips Motor Co. Robinson Drug Co. 1. Rosenthal, Inc. Rock Saliba Rustic Inn A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grocer* C. G. Smith FIoyd'A. 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