The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 19, 1952
Page 9
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, MAT 19, 5WS Cherry Won't Promise To Hold Taxes on Level •LTTfTPTTLll! LITTLE ROCK W) — At least one Arkansas gubernatorial candidate will not promise to hold state taxes at their present levels. Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro, one of five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, said here yesterday that. "Present taxes cnnnot he reduced and stili keep up present services." He said he would not promise to keep taxes at their present levels. However, Cherry didn't say he would advocate a.(ax increase in Discussing his campaign with Harry *shniore. executive editor of the Arkansas Gazelle, on radio elation i KLRA's program, "Arkansans ln| the News." "Present revenues ni'e the highest in stale history, and it may be possible thai increased revenues will meet costs." the candidate said. On ofiier phases of his campaign Cherry said: (1) Schools arid education arc "our greatest problem" and may require additional slate aid; (2) his campaign would not cost vine $250.000 which Oov. McMath said was spent" during his t;vo successful campaigns Tor governor, and (3) he thinks penal reforms could be effected with a change In men rather than a change in policy. Arkansas News Briefs— State Governor's Race Set For Ksckoff on Thursday t!y The Associated i'ress DERMOTT—Tlie 19.52 Arkansas gubernatorial race will get a premature kickcff Timrsriuy when at least four of the candidates share t!:e .speaker's platfcnn at the opening of Dcrmolfs $55,000 swimming pool. Three Democratic <?.-utdiclate.s for governor have accepted invitations to speak along with the Republican candidate. Jeff Speck of ranchman's Bayou. The Democratic candidates are Rep. Boyd Tackett of NiishviHe, Atty. c-en. ike Murry and Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro. Three Utilities Promise Full 'Co-Operation' PSC Questionnaires Answered on Contract Letting, Advertising LITTLE ROCK l.fl _ " FlM co . operation" Is promised by three of len major ulllities requested by the Public Service Commission to file information on contract- awarding, advertising and public relations activities. The questionaires were sent out last week — with a June 15 filing deadline — by the PSC on instructions from Gov. McMath Spokesmen for (he three firms wore R. E. Ritchie, vice president of Arkansas Power and Light Company; Warren E. Bray. Arkansas manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone add W. A. Green actinit president of the MidSouth Gas Company. Ritchie said: "Our books are an open record.,.we are happy to cooperate in any way with (he , PSC t:t all times." I Bray's comment: "The Telephone Cmpany's books always have been open to the PSC and will always continue lo lie at then- disposal." Green said that he had not seen the queslionaire. but that it would be answered in detail by his firm. Other firms requested lo file the Killer May Not Live Long Enough for Chair ^ CUMMINS PRISON FARM-Dr. Arch Rollins, the state prison ^vj'Mcian, .says 02-year-old Hufils H Green may not live long enough to go to the electric chair. Rollins said the convicted killer is suffering from diabetes and cancer of the face. Green was convicted last month lor the fatal shooting n_f camd-i Night, chief of Police Frank Wllliford'. The doctor said Green's diabetic condition is retarding the healing of wounds, self-inflicted in a ,,uicide attempt, while in a camden jail. West Memphis to Vote on Improvement WEST MEMPHtE-Residents of this eastern Arkansas city may vote on the establishment of an improvement district this summer to provide West Memphis with storm drain,, pavci streets, curbs gutters and possibly sidewalks. Mayor W. B. Fofrtyce presented a preliminary report which calls for a 3 to 3-million dollar bond issue, Saturday. The bond issue will be repaid in 20 years by a tax levy. Little Rock Man to Head Reserve Officers LWTLE ROCK-The ,»»• president of the Arkansas Department of the Reserve Officers Association is Daniel R. Neal of Little Rock , Neal. elected here yesterday at the closing session of the group's 21st annual convention, succeeds MaJ. Louis s . HofJman of Little Rnrk torian "™ '"""" ^^ "' ™' *"* * T °°" e ' -"""bo™, hte- Lake Catherine State Park May Be Improved LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Parks Director Bryan Steams sav. State He,ourc« and Dt v eto pmcnt Commission is considern"? S C^bond issue for improvement at Lake Catherine State Park ,„"£, Varied Dogwoods The dogwoods comprise 40 different kinds of plants, chiefly trees and shrubs. They are distributed widely in temperate regions, and some of them yield a very hard and valuable wood. Fifteen species have been identified in North America •Every mellow drop. STILL ONLY $ 86 1i Qt. m CTACC ^0 A_uoAj/ORi usuxn sm tsi muiign tnmtrr i «m cio u Nut W UAU Ciiiutiti u, luiiinii, n by Felix Carney If yon have any doubts about the value of television in everyday Jife, the TV editor of the New York Times has some answers. Says lie, "Television is theatre, motion picture house, sight-see- iny tour, sports arena, political convention, vaudeville stage, press conference, cooking school, concert hall, hank night, Congressional investigation, parlor charade, lecture platform and baby sitter." Through it you can dip into any number of things . . . with a mere flick of the dial. Some folks like it for one thing and some for another. But you can be sure it's an all-in-one way to get both information and entertainment. 'Now, especially, with the big- political conventions coming up in the summertime, you'll want to set your sights on the doings so you'll know better how to cast your vote. Anytime is television timei ... so be sure to give your family the benefits of a set. TV is getting better and better you can be sure. For better service . . . and a better television set count on us. Our experts know how to install and service to your complete satisfaction. They're experienced.] And we're experienced in 1 knowing the right kind of set i for your needs. Choose your fine, new General Electric now ... at SALES CO., 109 E. Main St. iphone: 3616. ALL "SHARKED UP" FOR A WALK—Floyd Adams, diver at Marincland, in SI. Augusta. Fla.. goes for a "stroll" with a 10-foot shark, It \vas a duty promenade, not a pleasure. Exhausted by its struggles to escape capture, the shark had to be kept in motion to force water (h.rough ils gills before being placed In viewing lank. arc: Southwestern Gas and data Electric Company. Oklahoma Gas and Electric. Arkansas-Missouri Power; Ft. Smith Gns. Arkansas- Oklahoma Gas, and Arkansas Western Gas Company. The PSC was directed by Oov. McMath to inquire into expenditures by tlie utilities. Tim gover-l nor said he wanted to know how! much money was being .spent by! the utilities for advertising, public relations, legal fees, donations, entertainment, or "lobbying by any ither name." Negro Graduate from Arkansas School to Intern in State Tragic Love Tale of Lincoln Called Myth CHICAGO If, -— The familiar tragic love story of Abe Lincoln and Ann Rutlcdge once was indignantly described as a mylh by Mary Todd lincoln. I n a letlei- written to a Supreme Court justice and made public yesterday, the Civil War President's widow asserted Lincoln "always assured me he had cared for no one but myself." Willard b. King, a Chicago lawyer and historian, said he came across the letter in his research for a biography of David Davis of Bloomington, III., n n Illinois circuit judge whom Lincoln appointed to the U. s. Supreme Court. Davis was administrator of Lincoln's estate. King said he found the letter In papers of Davis' LITTLE ROCK W>—The graduation of Mrs. Edith Irby Jones from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine on June 16, will open another new page In the Sollth's history. Mrs. Jones, fhe first Negro medical student in the South, not only will bo the first graduate of her race, but will begin her internship at the University Hospital here— the first Negro intern in an Ar- kr--as hosnital. She made -.educational history when admitted to the Arkansas school in 1948. Mrs. Jones said she decided to become a doctor "because 1 thought I could do more in that profession to help my race." She says she will spscialize in pediatrics (children's great-grandson. David Davis IV. Some historians have said Ann Ruttedge and Lincoln were engaged to be married when both lived in New Salem. 111., but that she died of fever before they could be wed. These biographers say Lincoln never recovered from shock and grief. But Mrs. Lincoln wrote: "My husband x x x always assured me he had cared for no one but myself, x x x I shall always remain firm in my conviction that Ann Rutledge is a myth. "Nor did his x x x joyous laugh lead me to suppose his heart was in any unfortunate woman's grave but in the proper place with his loved wife and children." diseases! and will practice "somewhere in Arkansas." After entering the medical school, she iras married to Dr. J. B. Jones director of personnel and guidance at Arkansas AM&N, Pine Hlull. School authorities describe Mrs Jones as nn average student nnd she says she tins received "fine treatment" at the college. She was born at Cotiway and grew up at Hot Springs, where she was graduated from Langston High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in 1948 from Knoxville (Tenn.) College nnd completed graduate work at Northwestern University In Evanston III. Violent Death Toll Up to 21 Shotgun Death Near Malvern Ruled Suicide By The Associated I'rrs* Arkansas' violent death loll for the week climbed to 21—the greatest number in sis weeks—with (he death of Jive persons yesterday. The fiiioiRim death of Jack Reynolds. 48. of Hixoii l.oo:i community near Malvcrn, was rifled a suU-ldc by a Hot Spring County Coroner's Jury. Four persons wore killed In Irnfflr arrlilniK yrelcrilav. Joe "'mi-. 2.i. am) It. I.. Ilasliiiss. 27, l««lli of Slrele, M n ., wire MHeft wlipn Ilirlr !n which Ilipy wr-re rl'linrc r;m all a small wnoil'- en hrldtre on a i-ounty road I*<HT«I lil.vthcvlllr and Manila, Ark. (See slory on I'a^e I.) nolph c. Horton, 'U. of West Helena when his car hit a concrete abutment. .Mrs. K. G Era-Ill. 18, of Harrison Ark., was killed when the car In which she was rldirix struck a parked truck on Oklahoma State !Il?h- wav 3'J near I^arh. okla. KVuiU-ner Cminty CVronpr Roliert A. Mr-Null attributed the death of Ovle Brll Kfrby, 13, whose borlv was found m the yard of her Spring Hill Community home, to electric shock. McNtill said (hnt Mrs: Kirl>i> apparently wns retiirnint; to the house with nn electric cord when (be accident ocrurred. The larqest number of violent deaths for the week of May 12-18 were rauscd by traffic accidents. Six persons were killed on Arkansas highways, fire In fi rc *, three by suicide, two by drowning and Industry, farm eqhipment, electric shock, homi'-trie and a falling tree each claimed one A vastly Increased demand for cobalt has resulted from its use In jet engines. British Brewers Ready For Coronation Day Wf'tr» grand Hew Beer LONDON W',—A firm of British brewers announced today It Is ready with a special coronation beer to help the nation celebrate, the crowning of It5 new Queen In June. 1953. The cornalion brew will be » little more than three times us expensive — f Iv e chilllnis (10 cents) n pint—and three times as strong as the. usual beer, it will Jailed Man Hears Another Tell Of Murder After 7 Months Wait CHICAGO iav_A man who has*,, been In Jnil seven months awaiting trial on a murder charge wns told yesterday another has confessed. "I've prayed every night." sa id Grant Smith, 25-yoar-old Negro, "and my prayers have been answered." j Then he whooped, threw up Ills arms and danced for joy. "I know the Lord would not let an Innocent man suffer." he shouted. "Even when those two men identified me. I knew the police would try lo help." Detectives William Fredrickson nnd James Droney, who doubted Smith's KUill in the robbery slay, inn of Mrs. Helen Benson In a South Side apartment last on. 13, brought pood news for Smith. It u'jis a slatemc-nt In- Tiiomfius Hester. 25, admitting the crime and naming two others us participants —Arthur Murphy, 27, and Percy King. 24. Lt. John Golden said King, .seized for r|ueslionlti£ in Los Angeles, and Murphy, picked up in Chlcauo, deny Hester's statement. Hester. King and Murphy also arc Negroes, Mrs. Benson's husband Eugene identified Smlih as the Kunman who shot his wife, but the apart-, nicnt hotel clerk was less certain] and authorities said a lie detector! cast doubt on Smith's i>iiilt. Asslslant Stale's Ally. John Lorn* snid he would leave for California today to Investigate the case and] if Smith is cleared the charge i against him will be dismissed. I I.nst I.nke Lake Eom:ev!lle is the name trr. m by wolcgisls to a (resh water !"-ke which existed thousands of years ago. It covered what now J* Utah, as well as parts of Idaho and Nevada. With withdrawn! ol the Rlarlers. Lake Boniieville shrank and only a lew smaller lakes sur- vn'crl. principal one of 7,'hlch it Great Salt Lake. be released to the public a week before the coronation. DRIVE ' that means Speedometer Repair! We spoclaliie In iririnf l-«ij srrvlre nn sperdomcter rfpilr for all makes of cars and Iriirks. Drive in tomorrow—we'll help you DRIVE WITH CABE. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 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