The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 27, 1954
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MONDAY/SEPTEMBER 27,1954: BLYTHEVILLE (ARKJ COURIER NEW* PAGE THREK Arkansons in Washington i •••-.-•• • • • .... Arka Farmers Income Continues By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash income of Arkansas farmers slumped in the first half of .1954; and prospects aren't bright for the rest of the year. . year. A report by the Agriculture Department shows that for the first half of the year Arkansas farmers took in a total of $162,823,000 from sale of crops and livestock, a nine million dollar drop from the total of-$171,410,000 for the first half of 1953. Drought is expected to cut into* .farm income for the rest of the year. The bulk of Arkansas farm income is realized the last half of the year, with cotton sales normally accounting for the biggest chunk. , ' 1953 Total Down In 1953, for instance, the first half income was $171,410,000 while the total for the year was $563,298,000. Of this total $287,760,000 came from sales of cotton, including lint and seed. The 1953 total was a drop from the 1952 total of $594,821,000. For the first half of 1954 cash in come from sales of both crops and livestock was down.from 1953. Be ceipts from livestock and livestock products the first half of the year totaled $86,100,000, compared with $89,569,000 for the corresponding period in 1953. Receipts from crop totaled $76,722,000 and S81,841;000 for the t\vo-periods respectively, , The drop in Arkansas farm income the first half of the year was about in line with the nationai drop, the'report showed. On the basis of the figures .for the first half of the. year the report said they indicated that nationally the farm income would be down some 300 million dollars, from 1953. The report also said that nation ally the decline, in farm income the second quarter of 1954 was due to somewhat lower price's for products although this was partly-offset by a "slight decline in farm expenses. Further Decline Seen It added that judging from preliminary data for July and August production expenses the third quarter likely would be lower than for the second quarter but that gross income likely would be still lower, resulting in a further - decline in farm income. This expected decline, plus losses due to drought, could seriously dent .Arkansas farm, income- the closing six months of the year. AFL Expected To Safeguard Welfare Funds Strong Statement Readied for Final Session Today MOM'S HELPER—Before mother leaves-.the house she can _now leave instructioss for .her children, husband or maid, by using this disc recorder which also doubles as :a phonograph. One disc can be erased and used-over again some 10,000 times. It's on " • display in-New York City. - - ; f of 4-Year-Old Boy And Teen-age Sitter Is Sought Robert D. Lowery, president of the National Equity Life Insurance Co. of Little Rock has been appointed to the national council of consultants of the Small Business Administration. This council is made up of. businessmen who serve as unpaid con- At council meetings review problems of small business and suggest action by the agency or other branches of the government. - sultants. members SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (£5—Wliiie police sought -a frenzied slayer unefal services were scheduled to day for 4-year-old Stephen Goldberg, who died, with: his. pretty teen-age •sittei Saturday .'night in a "savage knife assault. Friends of slain Lynn Ann Smith. 14, were questioned by authorities yesterday on the theory she and The illness of Rep. W. F. Norrell (D : Ark) has thrown a heavy load onto the capable shoulders of his wife, Catherine. In addition to spending considerable time with her husband at Walter Reed Army hospital and running tne household, Mrs. Norrell has pitched in to help keep his office running. The personable and well-liked Mrs. Norrell has helped the office before, is well informed on matters pertaining to the district and, incidentally, has a lot of political savvy. Helping her here and in the district wall be Norrell's regular staff, headed by Miss Janice Dilday, his secretary. Mrs. Norrell expects her husband to be back on the job before the next session of Congress opens. well-to-do wholesale meat dealer, might have been stabbed to. death by someone who Knew the young sitter. Medical examiner W. A. R. Ciia- pin said there was no' evidence that Miss Smith -had been attacked sexually. A. torn fingernail and wrist bruise indicated the teen- . According to legend, St. painted the first Madonna. Luke Bedroom Banter With Unabashed Burglar LOS ANGELES' (#> — Mrs. Pauline Lalor, believing it was her husband moving around her bedroom asked sleepily: "What's the matter, dear?' "Nothing," was the 'reply. "Are you ill?" she asked. "No." When she awakened again after daylight yesterday, she found her bureau had been ransacked and $54 cash taken. Her husband had remained peacefully asleep in an adjoining room. ager battled frantically with her assailant. Both Miss Smith and young Goldberg were stabbed about 20 times in the back and cut about the chest. Chapin said, adding: "It sounds like a- crazy man's work. Only a maniac would do a thing like this.' • ' The bodies of the two victims were found by the slain young- ster's' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Goldberg, when they returned, from a night out. Stephen's 6-year- old brother, Robert, slept unharmed in a rear bedroom. Police, who ruled out robbery as a possible motive, said their one tangible clue is a girl's hat 'found on the Goldberg's front sidewalk. They questioned several girls in an attempt to, establish ownership. . Funeral services for Miss.Smith, a ninth grade pupil who ' lived around the corner from the Goldbergs, will be held Tuesday afternoon at Emmanuel Congregational Church. ' By NORMAX WALKER LOS ANGELES (&.~ The American Federation of Labor convention headed into its final session today with delegates expected to demand that AFL unions'safeguard member welfare funds from fraud. A strong statement readied, for expected convention approval was reported to condemn as •'traitors' any union /officials who dip into the rich funds for their own usei Mounting disclosures nvcongies sional investigations of irregularities in union handling of the. multimillion .dollar funds have worriec union leaders. They fear'frauds may-give all labor a. black eye arid lead to new legal restrictions against unions. The convention statements reportedly will pledge AFL cooperation^ in new welfare fund investi- atibns launched by the Senate and House, but suggest the probes in- lude employer and insurance company practices in administering the funds. Delegates were expected to.steer clear of calling for federal legislation to establish welfare fund checks as President Eisenhower has suggested. •.'•"...'• However, most AFL leaders indicated they are not opposed to such legislation. Two AFL vice presidents. David Dubinsky and George Hai'rison, have publicly called for legislative* curbs, Dubinsky expressed doubt that -unions can do an" adequate safeguarding job on.their own. The expected strong convention demand on AFL unions-: to clean up welfare funds and keep-them that way was described as being about the strongest step the AFL can take in the matter. The- federation lacks any power to compel its individual '• unions to do anything. : The convention last week, however, ordered annual audits for welfare funds belonging to mem- ions — scattered union groups run by the AFL itself with am aggregate of more than 180,000 mem- oers. This action was regarded as evidencing the. AFL leadership's intention of doing everything possible to make sure welfare funds are properly handled. A rush of resolutions was due at final convention sessions with AFL president George Meany and other officers-expected to be re-elected. LITTLE 1/2— Not oil.girls or« interested tri boys—some ore interested in men. JOINER NEWS By EDNA BROWN Corbet Washington, agriculture teacher at Sha\raee school, took 15 boys on both livestock and dairy judging teams to the District Fair in Blytheville Thursday. He with Mrs. Mildred Howerton, Home Economics teacher, will take both the F. F. A. boys and F. H. A. girls to the Mid-South Fair in Memphis Tuesday. They will hold election of officers Wednesday. : The Future Homemakers of America at Shawnee, held initiation of new members into the chapter at an assembly Thursday morning. Mrs. Leanord Kaffka drove to Jonesboro on Thursday for her mother, Mrs. Stella Wiles, who is her house guest for a few days. They were in Memphis Friday. Cpl. and Mrs. Clarence Brown Jr., of the Marine division are at. home with his parents,. Mr.- .and. Mrs. Clarence. Brown, Sr.. for a visit." He has been in Korea for 18 months. He married in California State Death Toll Last Week: 15 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A two-car head-on collision near Morriiton, Ark., yesterday boosted Arkansas' violent death toll to 15 for the week thai ended Sunday midnight. Mrs. G. J. Hubach. 50, of Judsonia, Ark., was killed in the crash of a car driven by her husbane and a car driven by Major Austin F. Balchman, 44, of Yakima. Wash., State Trooper Howard Chandler said. Balchman's parents, A. R. Balch- man, 86, of Paris, Ark and his wife, Mrs. Ocie Mae Baichman, 76, j were seriously injured. Both Major i Balchman and G. J. Hubach, 50, j suffered minor injuries. •- Chandler said the major will be charged with negligent homicide and driving on the wrong side of the road. Near Trumarm, Ark., a 53-year- old farmer, Joseph Thomas Webb, was killed yesterday when he was struck by a car. Seven other persons died during the week on Arkansas highways. Two deaths were attributed to homicide and two others were termed suicides. One death was caused by a logging accident and there was one electrocution. Children Die Hundreds Injured On Pacific Beach SCRANTON, Pa. U&— A Scranton woman returned home yesterday LOS ANGELES If) — Ten-foot ground swells injured hundreds of from a wedding party to find her i bathers who flocked to the beaches three small children and their el- yesterday to escape a temperature derly baby sitter dead. } 0 f 91 degrees H j v^uuu. rescued 80 persons Mrs. Ruth Gospoderek told po-! County beaches Los Angeles bodies. Patricia Ann, 21 months, ^ "^T^ h ^ff "<*# °g£ was in her crib; Mary Jane, 5,|^L. bruised by the was. in bed, and 4-year-old Kath- i * lene Ann was snuggled against the! Lil " e '^ iard s patrolled Venice and baby sitter, John Bell, 65, on the| piaya Del Ra > T beaches ^ J*eps, divan. Mrs. Gospoderek said she warnin ? parents to keep unattend- found an oven jet partially opened. Her'husband, Jack, died last April. yed their home recently burned all of her clothes and-gifts. Taylor . Wadsworth of Basset*, drove to Ripley, Tenn., Sunday "to see his mother. She returned with and brought his bride to his frome him and is dividing lier time with in Joiner. His-orders are to report! him and Greer Wadsworth and at Cherry Point, N. C. Oct. 5. *jMrs..E. B. Bell. ' Mrs. J. W. Miller of Bassett was Henrv Woods and Flower Shower At pompous Roman banquets of old, flowers were dropped from trapdoors in'the ceiling on "overstuffed'" guests as they reclined on couches in the dining room. Only Aspirin At Its Best MOX -Theatre- On West Mam St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 OPENS 6:30 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen" 2 SHOWS EVERY NfTE! RAIN OR SHINE! 1 **•••*••*••* »'« «4ttte4hM««A~ LAST TIMES TONIGHT ' Alan Ladd in Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission T5c & 35c At All Times LAST-TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature uest speaker at Lepanto Parent- Teachers Association Monday night. She was accompained by her sis- ;er, Mrs. Brian Burkett. While there, they visited' a • former- - resident of Joiner, Mrs. J. T. Lee.' Mrs. L. F. Etter and Mrs. Bobby Miller of Bassett have been taking heir children to Memphis for their shots and check ups. Miss. Arm Cox of Memphis has started a dancing class at Shawnee. She will hold classes each'Sat- urday morning. Mrs. J. A. Wigley of Louisville, Ky., and two children arrived Saturday to spend a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, Sr., and other relatives. Her sister, Mrs. E. E. CisseH,' drove to Memphis to meet her. Mrs. Joe Samons, Mrs. E. E. Cissell arid .Mrs. Efton Jones were in Memphis Thursday. Mrs. Joe Ashburn, Mrs. Bo Hig- , ginbotham, and Mrs. Joe Samons v.ill be hostess to a stork shower for Mrs. Vernon Welch Wednesday night at the Drive-In. Mrs..Welch has already been honored with a shower but the fire which destro- Marshall Speck drove to. Lebanon. Term., over -the week end .to visit their sons, Clay arid Dickie, who . are. students, at Castle Heights Mil*, itary School. ' Free Book on Arthritis And Rheumatism How to Avoid Crippling: Deformities An amazing newly enlarged 44- page book entitled "Rheumatism" will be sent free to anyone who will writ efor it. It reveals why drugs and medicines give only temporary relief and fail to remove the causes of the trouble; explains a specialized non-surgical, non-medical treatment which has proven successful for the past 35 years; You incur no obligation in sending . for this instructive book. It may be the means, of saving you day to The Ball Clinic, Dept. 4204, Excelsior Springs, Missouri BEAUTY REVUE —AND— LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature ColoriyTECHNICOIX>R • A Pinmount Pktur* PLUS TWO CARTOONS Admiision 50e Children Under 12 FREE with Parents .TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY CARLOAD Admitted for 2-50* Tickets POWER MMITM High School Auditorium Thurs. Sept. 30 8P.M. To Pick the 1954 National Cotton Picking Contest QUEEN 25 Beauties from METRO NEWS TUES., WED., & THURS. Double Feature DOROTHY McGUIRE ROBERT YOUNG HERBERT MARSHALL "The - .. fychantedColtoqe IT JMf tlHWIll - Jniwlij ly »'»l» H MM*! P4BW PLUS CARTOON: "ORPHAN EGG Admission $1.00 Master of Cmmoniti—Dr. Jamti C. Guard Sponsored by Th« Blythtvillt Junior Chamber of Commerct BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine & — Rear Adm. Donald B. MacMillan, 79-year-old explorer returned only yesterday from his 30th trip to tile far north, but already is making plans for another voyage there next year. In the three months sinc-e he sailed from here,. MacMillan said his 81-foot schooner at times bucked winds of 120 miles an horn- on the trip to within 11 degrees of the. North Pole. "Never had anything like it for ed youngsters out of the rampaging Pacific. - Benjamin Franklin's autobiography covered only the first 50 years • of his life. gales and foul weather,':said MacMillan, "but that makes 'it the more interesting. I'm planning to go back next, year," II worried by too frequent, borninf .or Itching urination, Getting' Up Nights/ Backache. Pressure over Bladder, or Strong. Cloudy Urine, due to connaon. iUdnev. mad Bladder Irritation, try CT-STSX lor ^ulcfc, gratifying, comforting help.- 900 million- CYSTSX tablets used, la, past 25 years prore safety and success. Ask druggist for CTSTEX under mosey-back rj»rmnt«e.- See how ncsii tetter you ieel tomorroir. Be A Wise Owl And SHOP EARLY! While Stocks are Complete Use Our Convenient Christmas Lay-Away Plan Bicycles Gifts Tricycles TOM A. L1TTLF,, Jtv, 109 W. MAIN Manager PHONE 3-4511

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