The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1948 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 29, 1948
Page 13
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.PAGE TWXLVS BLYTHIVILLB (ARK.) OOUBOCH MKW» MONDAY, MARCH », 194* VFW Official Men Politics Mcrrit, McG«J«««, to Moke for Governor LTTIU ROCK, Ark., March 39. OT) fvntt Merritt of McCehee tod*r Mithorlaed the announcement of hU pending resignation aa state •onmandcr of MM Veterans of Foreign Win u i prelude to hts filing M * lanrHditr for governor of Ar- kansu. The itatoment wu issued by Proteeuttng Attorney John Gibson of Dermott limulUneous with the milling of letters to' Merrill's friends throughout the »t»te seek- Jruj their support. Meritfi authorised statement: "It would be highly improper for me bo publicly announce my entry into partisan politics while serving a* a leader of a non-political Yctorana organization. "In the light of developments, I will tender my resignation as commander of the veterans of foreign war* ac soon u a meeting of the council of administration can' be arranged by proper officials of the organUMtion. When this resignation ha* bi-en accepted, a published ataUment will bo made. "I pledge that neither now nor later will any affiliation which I ha« with the veterans group of Arkansas be. used or abused so as to endanger the integrity and prestige of these groups." The letter to Merrill's friends described his experience and invited correspondence "if this man would be of Interest to you." The 41-year-old Merrltt is a former chancellor ol the second dis- ' trict comprising five Southeastern Arkansas counties, has practiced law in MoG«hee for 19 years except three and a half years he served In the army during World War U and fc a member of the American, WV Arkansas, district and local bar ns" sedations. Meanwhile, Sidney McMath of Hot Springs, is expected to announce his candidacy soon. He has been campaigning throughout Arkansas for several weeks and has leased a hotel suite in Little Rock M his campaign headquarters. Former St. Franc is County Judge Charles Fleming of Forrest City laid he will be a candidate If Gov. Ben Laney doe* not run for a third term. The veteran politician was 8t. Francis County representative in the 1931 legislature and served right years u county judge. James (Uncle Mac) MacKrell, Little Rock radio evangelist, has announced and started campaigning. Laney • U still "considering" requests , that he reverse his Jan. 19 decision not to seek re-election. He is expected to make an announcement this week. Other widely-discussed potential candidates, including Atty. Gen. Guy K. Williams, former Atty. Qen. Jack Holt, Internal Revenue Collector Horace Thompson and J. Wesley Sampler of Rogers, appar- •nUy are awaiting Lahey's decision before making their formal announcements. Young Lady With' a Horn Partin Poll Htavy Vat* BUCHAREST, Mar. 29 .(UP)— The Communist-dominated government bloc of four parties received 92.6 per cent of the'votes cast in 39 ot 59 election districts during Sunday's Romanian parliamentary elections, partial returns showed today. Tlie election !« the first under the new republic proclaimed after former King Michael's abdication. The government bloc presented a single list of candidates for the Romanian workers, Plowman's Front, National popular and Hungarian Popular Union pevtlcs. Elderly Man Appeals Five-Year Prison Term CLARKSVILLB, Ark., March 29. (U.P.) — A" 86-year-old Johnson County man was at liberty on $'2,500 appeal bond today after being sentenced to five years in the murder of his 43-year-old neighbor. Jnck lily was convicted last week In the Jan. 18 slaying of Dick McAnally. McAnally's body was found In Bly's cabin at Jamestown. Bly claimed self defense. Read Courier News Want Ads Livestock New hope for Irafllc-harriod pedestrians- Is seen in the portuble horn carried by Barbara March, of Los Angeles, "invented by a local auto dealer, the device consists of a tank, of compressed air which operates the two-toned horns. When pedestrian is about to cross the street, a touch on ttie trigger produces a blast that makes molorisU jam on the brakes. Independence from Mexico. The transfer of the ship to her nnme state results from a request by the people of Texas. The transfer will be an outright gift to Texas, but the Lone Star State must GOP House Leaders Shelve Anti-Lynch Bill WASHINGTON, Mar. 29. (UP) — as, but the Lone Star Slate must House Republican leaders have put maintain her in "appropriate con- their anti-lynchtng bill on ice for ctitfon" and pay all expenses ot es- the time being, it was disclosed Battleship Texas On Last Voyage To Name State HOUSTON, Tex. (UP)—The battleship Texas, a naval veteran that has seen action in two wars, Is scheduled to begin her last voyage March 15—a voyage to the Son Jacinto, Tex., battlefield near here. Naval authorities said the 34'. year-old fighter, now outmoded for further active service, will be tow•ed behind a tug from her present • anchorage at Norfolk, Va. She Is scheduled to arrive at S*n Jacinto April 21, the anniversary of the day Texas achieved Its tablishtng her as a monument- At Vera Cruz The USS Texas first saw service with the Atlantic fleet at Vcra Cruz, Mexico, in 1914. Lalcr, atter the United States entered World War I, she was transferred to European waters with (.he British Grand Fleet. On her fifth day In that assignment, she fired one shot at a German submarine, missing as the U-boat submerged. A few seconds, Inter, she ducked a torpedo fired by the German craft. That was her only direct engagement with the enemy In the war 30 years ago. In World War IT the Texas saw action in every theater of wit', starting in the summer of 1940 when she took part in the so-called "neutrality patrol' 'In the North Atlantic. FOUR hi Off Africa During 1942 the Texas convoyed merchantmen to Europe,' Africa and Panama. In the North African invasion, she was assigned to ground troop support in the Mali- dla-Port Lyautey area, where she fought for eight days. Later sh_e look part in bombardments during the invasion of Nor- mnndy and in the invasion of Sou- tlicrn France. After the end of the European war, she moved to the Pacitic in time to take part in the capture of Iwo Jima and Oklna^^a. Statisticians figure that she steamed a tot\l of 121,000 miles during the war and spent a total of 478 days—apart from normal cruising—in operations against the enemy. They Insisted, however, that it was only a temporary delay to nake room for other legislation and that the measure would get House approval before the session of Congress adjourns. President Truman asked for federal anti-lynch law In the civil rights message which touched off the Southern Democratic revolt within the Democratic Party. .The House Judiciary committee has approved an nntl-iynching bill and it's pow before the Rules Committee. Rules committee Chairman Leo E. Allen. E., 111., said his group would take up the bill when other "more urgent" matters have been disposed of. On-the Party Lir* IPT-"- I' The gent with the angry look is Luigi Longo, Italy's No. 2 Communist and military leader of (ha party. He's blasting Premier DC Gasperi's anti-Red government in a pre-election speech in. Horn*. - eis, S23-S2B; common and medium vcalers, $15-$23. One short load around 450-lb. calves on feeder account, $27.50 ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- . NOTICE YARDS, Mar. 29. <UP»—Livestock: | Notice is hereby given that the Hogs 13,000; salable 11,000, as undersigned will within the time compared with 11,500 last Monday, fixed by law apply to the Commls- Unevcn, \velght.s over 100 Ibs., 25c staler of Revenues of the State of Arkansas to mostly 50c hlghccl than Friday's average. Lighter weights strong to 25c higher, ows, 25 to 75e higher. Bulk good and choice no to 240 Ibs., $22.50-523.25; top. $23.25 for two londs. 240 to 270 Ibs., $21-$22.5D; 270 to 300 Ibs., mostly, S1D.7S-S21; few to $21.50; 300 to 350 Ibs.. $18$20; 130 to 150 Ibs.. S19.50-?22.25; 100 to 120 Ibs. $15-558.25. Cattle 4.000; salable 3,500; calves 1,000, all salable; market active and strong with spots unevenly higher on steers and heifers. Several loads and lots good nnd choice steers, $16.50-$29; medium to good kinds, S24-$26; good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings, $26-$28; common and medium, S20-S25; good cows around $13-$17; light shells down to $11; medium to good sausage bulls, $21.50-$23; good Ijcef bulls, $23.50; good and choice veal- for a permit to sell beer nt retail at n» mile N. Highway 01, Blyiheville, Mississippi county. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of' good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other criwc Involving moral turptitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past: and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relating to the sale of alcoholic liquors. ODELIj CAMPBELL Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of March, 1948. Mrs. Marshall Blackard, (SEAL) Notary Public. My Commission expires March 8, 1949. Father of Blytheville Girl Dies in Missouri G. E. Oldham of East Prairie, Mo., father of Miss Lorene Oldham of Blytheville, died suddenly at his home In East Prairie yesterday, it was. learned here today. Funeral sctvices will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in East Prairie. Burial will be in an East Prairie cemetery. Miss oltlhnm Is employed by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company here. It should be in Truman Hot to Leave U.S., White House Says 'WASHINGTON, Mar. 20. IUP>— The White House today denied foreign reports that President Truman is planning a trip to Europe for a Big Three conference. Tile White House said Mr. Truman hns no plans for leaving the country and that no big three meeting Is in prospect. The President has not. changed his frequently stated position that if and when there Is another big three meeting, Washington. MEAHS SMOOTHER DRINKS! 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