The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 24, 1954
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^s& A ^sV^B ^B^a^hB^Hh^BV^Hs^Bs^sV fA<H IUUMTBN BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWB FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2i, 1954 Explosion Reaches 30; Investigation Started BITBURG, Germany (AP) — At least 30 persons were listed as dead today and five more believed missing in the txplosion of a 120,000-gaIlon tank of American jet fuel. Investigators said they had not ruled out sabotage. There were no American casualties in the blast here in the French yesterday, near the Luxembourg border. The colony of big tanks, at the end of a NATO pipeline from France, stores six million gallons of fuel for XI. S. air force Jet interceptors and fighter bombers stationed at Bitburg. The known dead included 22 Germans and 8 Frenchmen. Another 18 persons were injured •eriously. Military property damage in the disaster was estimated unofficially At more than two million dollars. To keep the blaze away from other tanks, the 1,000 frantic French, German and American fire fighters "pumped a million and a half gallons'df fuel from nearby tanks AFL Approves New Plan; Will Halt Disputes LOS ANGELES (JP)-:AFL officials •aid today a new plan for settling job right rivalries between AFL unions will go a long way toward aiding labor peace. • The plan, calling for arbitration of such disputes that cannot be fettled through negotiation, was unanimously approved yesterday by ASlj convention delegates. Factional fights between unions over which one's members should perform certain type* of work have plagued the AH. for years. .The convention's approving resolution said such •trife has spurred much of the leg- ! illation restricting union practices. Squabbles over work assignment have in the past often resulted in ftrikes, and other labor troubles which employers have been powerless to settle. The new plan leaves it entirely into the Nims and Sauer rivers. The blast occurred during a fire fighting demonstration watched by French officials and German em- ployes at the fuel depot. German federal police, joining French security agents in an investigation, said the "possibility of sabotage" would be explored thoroughly. French Army engineers and German police ringed the burned out tank today. It was the second worst explosion in West Germany since the war. A blast in July, 1948, at the I.G. Farben Chemical works in Ludwigshafen killed 207 persons. . Bitburg municipal officials said as part of the fire fighting demonstration, gasoline was poured on top of the tank's concrete roof and lighted. The fire fighting apparatus was supposed to put out the test blaze almost instantly, but instead the tank underneath exploded. The officials speculated that the test fire had ignited fumes in the exhaust pipes of the tank. The Bitburg officials said the day. demonstration was being staged by an international company engaged in NATO air base work, including the installation of fire '"extinguishing equipment. The tank farm is operated by a company of French soldiers under NATO auspices. The explosion sent a column of Progress Toward Freer Money, Trade Cited by Monetary Fund By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund has told its 57 member nations that the free world made significant progress in the past year toward a return to international freedom of money and trade. And the organization stressed that it stands ready with its nine- jillion-dollar resources to back member moves toward freeing their money and trade from-protective restrictions, provided the members' economies are in good shape. The fund's report was made public last night a few hours before today's first session of the annual meeting of governors of the fund, and its twin institution, the World Bank. Free World Conference - The meeting was virtually a free world conference of finance ministers and central bank directors, who form the governing boards of the two organizations. Czechoslovakia, the only Iron Curtain member, has been suspended from the bank and may be busted from the fund. Fund officials said the Czechs have not supplied the trade and payments information required of all members. • The fund and the bank were created 10 years ago to help nations work their way out of the It 'will go along, but most of the AFL'» 110 groups have indicated they will subscribe. Once they do plan's procedures, all unresolved dispute* would be put up to an arbitrator," or neutral, for a-binding decision. Most union officials regard the plan as one of a number of important steps taken recently by organized labor to provide machinery for peacefully settling disputes. the air.- Flames shot up 1,000 feet. The flames were brought under control three hours after the explosion but black smoke still drifted over the disaster area today. The blackened, mangled bodies of the victims—many of them impossible to identify—were laid out in the Bitburg Athletic Hall. Mass funerals were arranged for Monday. Missouri Penal Officials Begin Rehabilitation State Industrial School PINE BLUFF, Ark. Arkansas BoyS Industrial School Board of Control has announced it wil-lask the 1955 legislature for operating expenses of $316,000 and $187,000 for the school's building fund.. Members of the board said the request represented a 1 total increase of about $200,000 in the school's budget for the 1955-56 fiscal year. . JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (JP) — Missouri prison officials today concentrated on rehabilitation -problems growing out of the convict riot that virtually wiped out the state penitentiary industries. They also sought ringleaders in the 15-hpur rebellion. When the - revolt finally ended early yesterday, four convicts were dead, 30 others and three guards were injured. Damage to the penitentiary was estimated at 3 to five million dollars. Three of the injured prisoners remained in critical condition. Thomas E.' Whitecotton, director of corrections, said he planned to make a thorough investigation before taking any disciplinary action. He said he felt the ringleaders comprised a small group in the maximum security section where the rioting started. Some prisoners claimed it result- Europeans Start Drive to Sell More Liquor to Americans By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK W— Europeans hope today to distill more dollars out of America's taste for liquid refreshment—all the way from bubbly water to hard stuff on the rocks. Sales drives are being fired for French cognac ana champagne, German wines and beer, Irish whisky, and Spanish sherry. And Scotch will go on being a chief dollar earner for Britain, except that this year the distillers aren't increasing the supply for this country. Instead-they're, trying to recapture other world markets they have neglected since the war in their pursuit of the dollar. : American producers of whisky, wine, brandies and beer dominate the domestic market. But competition among themselves is getting rougher, and an aftermath of the new European sales push could be increased demands on Congress for a hike in tariffs. The sales drives will be pushed vigorously. Maurice Hennessy, senior partner of the French cognac firm, Jas. Hennessy & Co.. who is in this country on a sales mission, expects this, year to set a sales record in America. Thirty-five champagne producers of France have joined with the National Assn. of Alcoholic Beverage Importers in a drive to increase sales. Last year Americans bought 2,235,642 bottles of the French product. The German Consulate here reports that beer exports to this :ountry brought in 1,573,000 Yankee dollars for the West German government last year. German wines and brandy did less well, but sales have been increasing steadily in the last three years. food. Other prisoners and officials said they believed the riot was Without purpose — instigated by unstable convicts and carried out by men who were victims of mass hysteria. Competitive Farm Credit Is Urged LITTLE ROCK Lfl — The Sixth District Farm Credit Board advocates pitting local production credit associations against commercial banks and lending agencies in competition for crop storage loans. The program would allow associations to charge less interest on loans secured by goods stored in bonded warehouses. Board Chairman W. W. Martin of St. Louis said associations charge five to six per cent interest on production loans in Arkansas. However, if Washington approved the proposal for a differential rate based on risk, Martin said associations probably would charge only about four per cent interest. W. E. Fletcher of Scott and Rufus Branch of Joiner are the Arkansas members of the board. Sunny JBroojk enjoy the whiskey that's KENTUCKY BLENDED m smile! Hft !iv*« !n a. house **t high on a cliff Abov* * »p»rkling bay, H*'« justified chttrful Old Sunny Brook. You can t*H by that Sunny BrooK *mil«—h« likts ill KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY J|«S $)05 $455 4/5 «Jt. 'TC '1 H**fc IfeOTM M "00'. "NTUCKJT u ;ifNDED WHISKEY CONTAINS «S% frlA.N NtUTtM-SNRlft JMIOID SUNNY MOOK COMPANY, lOUIJVIUl, KINTUCKV ravages of war and depression. The bank's role is lending to members for development of their resources, communications and production. The fund lends to members who run temporarily into debt in their international trade, and it seeks a lowering of trade barriers. Issue — Convertibility The fund report said it would open its coffers especially for members who run into trouble in freeing their currencies from restrictions. Advance reports in the six-day meeting said it >vould be dominated by the subject with which the fund opened its report — convertibility, or the free exchange of currencies. Linked to this was the striking down of restrictive trade shackles. All responsible sources who could be reached, however, said they did not expect the meeting to set a "C-day" when major nations like Great Britain, France, Germany, the low countries and Italy would set their currencies free from the protective custody wrapped around them during the war and the depression. _ i The fund's cautiously worded report appeared to bear out this view: It spoke repeatedly .and confidently of convertibility as a realizable goal which some countries PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 41 BE n Kt'SOLVED by the House or Representatives ol the State ot Arkansas, and by the Senate; a Majority oi all the Member* Elected to Each House Agreeing Thereto: THAT THE FOUbOWXNQ Is txereby proposed AS an amendment to the Constitution ot the State of Arkansas, and upon oeing submitted to the electors ot the State tot approval or rejection tion ator. the next genera] Representatives and for if a majority ot the electors elec- Sen- voting thereon, at such an election, adopts such amendment, the same shall become & part of the Constitution of the State or Arkansas, towlt: SECTION 1. "The executive Department Oi tills State consist of a Governor, Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State. Treasurer of State. Auditor of State. Attorney Generaj and Commissioner of State Lands, all ot whom shall keep their offices at the seat of Government, and hold their offices for the term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified. SECTION 2. The 'annual salaries oi ;uch State officers, which shall be paid b« as The General Assembly (hall convene in special session on the first Monday in December of the year la which the members of the Generaj Assembly are elected and shall be In session for a period not to exceed three days, unless called into special session by the Governor At such session of. the General Assembly, and upon both Houses being organized, the Speaker of the House of Representative!! shall open and publish the votes cast and given for each of the officers hereinbefore mentioned. In the presence of both Houses of the General Assembly. The vote» for each of the respective offices shall be declared duly elected thereto; and shall immediately begin his term of office; but If two or more shall be equal, the highest In votes for the same office, one of of both Houses of the Generaj Assembly. and a majority of all the members elected shall be necessary to a choice. SECTION are already near. But it gave no hint as to when the move might come. The United States has long urged convertibility upon its allies as a basic condition for long term economic health in the free world. ollows: The Governor, tne sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15.000.00); the jieutenant Governor the sum of Three Thousand and Six Hundred Dollar* S3.600.00); tne Secretary of State/ he sum oi Seven Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7,200.00}: the Treasurer of State, the sum of Seven 'housand and Two Hundred Dollars $7,200.00); the Auditor of State, the um of Seven Thouand and fwo Hundred Dollars ($7.200.00); the At- oraey General, the sum of Eight housand Dollars ($8,000.00); and tue omraissioner of State Lands, the sum Six Thousand Dollars ($6.000.00) SECTION 3 The atjove mentioned State Officers shall b» elected by the Qualified electors of the State at large at -the time of -the regular general election tor voting foi members ol the General Assembly: the shall meet In regular cession oi sixty (60) days, which need not oe continuous, at the seat or government erery two years on the first Monday In February or each odd numbered year until said time be changed by law The members or the Generaj returns of each election therefor shall be sealed separately and trans- year in which the election i* held, and shall be directed to the Speak- FALL PLANTING SEEDS WHEAT—Chancellor .... per bu. $2.75 BARLEY—Cert. B-400 per bu. $1.95 HAIRY VETCH . per Ib. .15 RYE GRASS per Ib. .12 BALBOA RYE per bu. $1.95 ALFALFA—Okla. Approved per Ib. .36 Certified ARKWIN Seed Oats per bu. $1.35 Ky. 31 FESCUE CERT. per Ib. .35 Other Fall Planting Seed Available WE BUY SOYBEANS AT TOP PRICES Both Seed and Commercial Soybeans Blytheville Soybean Corp. Ph. PO 3-6856 or 3-6857 1800 W. Main St. Blytheville, Ark. the «um of Twenty-four Hundred Dollars ($2,400.00). except the Speakei of the House of Representatives who shall receive as his salary Twenty- five Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,550.00). for each period of Iwo (2) years payable at such time and in such manner as the Genera) Assembly may, determine; and in addition to such salary the: members of the General Assembly shall receive Ten Cents (IOC) per mile for each mile traveled In going to and returning from the seat oi government over the most direct and practicable route, and provided, further that when said members are required to attend an extraordinary or special session ot the General Assembly, they shall receive in addition to salary herein provided, the sum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per day for each day they are required to attend, and mileage, at the saint, rate nerein provided SECTION 5. There is Hereby created ] a Joint ad Interim committee of the General Assembly to be selected from Its membership, as may bt provided by law. for the -purpose of conduct- Ing research into governmental problems and making audits of State agencies. The General Assembly shall fix the amount of per diem and expenses of committee members and the compensation and expenses 01 the committee's employees. SECTION 6. <(a* The Genera) Assembly shall from time to time provide ror the salaries and compensation of the justices of the Supreme Court and for the salaries and expenses of the judges ol the Circuit and Chancery Courts ol this State; provided, that such salaries and compensation of the justices of the Supreme Court and the salaries and expenses of the Judges oi the Circuit and Chancery Courts snail not be less than now provided by law. (b) me ueneraj Assembly shall oy law determine the amount and method of payment of salaries 10 the Commissioners of the Workmens' Compensation Commission; -provided, that the" salary of any Commissioner shall not be less than now provided by law. • (c) Tne General AsMmoly fcoall op law determine the amount an* method of payment of salaries of county officials. Nothing nereln shall t» construed as abrogating any rtjrht. ol the people as the State of Arkansas undar the Initiative and Referendum pro* visions of the constitution of the ttat. utes of Arkansas. (d) That section 23 of Article JOZ of the Constitution and Section 2 ot Amendment DC to the Contltutlon of the State of Arkansas be and the wme are hereby repealed. SECTION "f That Section 38 of Article 7 of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas is amended to read as follow: "for every five Hundred eleeUuv there shal) be elected one Justice of the peace, but every township how* ever small, shall have fxo Justices ot the peace." SECi-n^n c. r^u amendment shall tie in force upon its adoption and shall not require legislative action to put it into force and effect. Approved: March 26 .1953. C. G HALL Secretary of State FARMS FOR SALE 80 to 480 acre tracts. Excellent loans obtaintble. Want to buy want to keep? Here it is! 200 acre loam located on black top. Hiway in excellent community .S houses, 2 barns, and electricity. Ready to go! LEIGH AGENCY Phone 99 Parma, Mo. IN CASH PRIZES Sept. 30-Oct.! Held in Blytheville — Mississippi County — World's Largest Rain Grown Cotton Producing County . the revolutionary new FLORSHEI *LOTOP -4 Divisions Women's Children's Open Over 65 Attractions • BEAUTY REVUE — Sept. 30. $1100 in prizes. • STYLE SHOW — Featuring Clothing from cotton bags. • COTTON PARADE. • COTTON BALL — Night of Oct. 1. Tex Beneke and his orchestra. • STREET DANCE — Night of Sept, 30 • FREE RODEO AND ENTERTAINMENT Address All Inquiries to: ^» v/ PICKING CONTEST BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Sponsored by Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce The first new look in men's shoes in 35 years— the dramatic Florsheim LO TOP—the new lowei profile bringing you casual comfort with street-shoe styling and wear. Ill MAIN

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