The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1956 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Arkonsons In Washington US' Investment in. State: Nearly A Half-Billion By GORDON: BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncle Sam owns nearly 10 per cent of the land in Arkansas and has an investment of nearly orte half billion dollars in the state. His holdings, in land and buildings, include 135 separate installations. This statistical story is told in* a report prepared by the General Services Administration at the request of the Senate Appropriations Committee. It shows federal holdings as of last June 30. Federal land in Arkansas totals 3,113,974 acres or 9.2. per cent of the state's land area of 33,112,000 acres. This land cost the government 133.306,000. In~~additlpn to the land, government owns 4,942 buildings in Arkansas. It has invested $203,948.000 in the buildings and $213,843,000 in other structures and facilities. These add up to a federal investment of $451,097,000 in Arkansas real property. Other Means Of the government's land holdings, 1,162,967 acres is in the public domain while 1,951,006 acres were acquired by other means. In comparison, the government owns 21.4 per cent of the land In the country, including 87 per cent of Nevada and 70 per cent of Utah but only 0.2 per cent of Connecticut and 0.3 per cent of Iowa. Of the government's Arkansas land, 2,311 acres Is classified as urban, the rest rural. A prlu winning: essay by Miss Julia Ann O'Daniel of Waldo, Ark., has been .placed in the Congres- Bional Record by Rep. Oren Harris. Th« essay is entitled, "Why I'm Olad to Be an American." Miss O'Daniel, a high school senior, won the 11.000 Lion Oil Co. euay con- teat with her composition. !• Dilemma Rep. Brooks Hays (D-Ark) is In A dilemma. Some time ago he drew a picture showing some ol the famous legendary animals of Arkansas. Using his immaglnattoD, he depicted such animals as the gowrow, the klngdoodle arid the wilHpus-wallipus. Recently he received a letter from a lad who got a copy of the drawlnf asking Hays to send him a willlpua-walllpu! so he could start raising them. While trying to frame a suitable reply, Hays also wondered what good Just one wllllpus-wallipus would do In such a venture. LUCKY—Ten tons of coal caved in on William Walters, 57, but he still manages a slight smile and a thumbs-up sign. The accident occurred in a coal hopper in Kingston, 'Ontario, Canada, Rope was tied around Walters to keep him from slipping farther down Into the coal pile. He was rescued after two hours. Ernest Borgnine, James Dean Top List of Oscar Favorites Girls' Name Sound the Same i DALLAS (ft— Aleta, Lequita, Vin- 1U and Mnita have been living happily together. But soon It'll t» just Alett, Lequita and VlnlU becaust FInita is leaving for a job in Rhode Island. Th« girls, Aleta Rice, Lequlta Byars, Vinita Chumley and FInita Oilbirth, say it was just chance that led them to share an apartment. By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD (ff)—Ernest Borgnine, whose acting earned him only $60 , a week three years ago, and James Dean, who is dead, emerged among early favorites in s what looks like the tightest Oscar race in years. Susan Hayward, who portrayed. Singer Lillian Roth in a battle of the bottte in "I'll Cry Tomorrow," and Anna Magnani, the fiery Italian widow of "The Rose Tattoo," rate the same nod for the top feminine prize in the annual Academy Awards selections. Only in th« top picture and best supporting actor and actress categories are single standouts favored. They are: "Marty," the picture they defied every Hollywood norm for commercial success; Arthur O'Connell, the trapped bachelor of "Picnic", and'Jo Van Fleet, Dean's madam-mother in "East of Eden." But all face rugged competition from other nominees named Saturday night over a nationwide NBC telecast. There are no shoo-ins. Three previous Oscar winners, Sepnqer Tracy, James Cagney and Frank Sinatra, were nominated for the best acting performance. Tracy a two-time winner, was named for "Bad Day at Black Rock," Cagney for "Love Me or Leave Me" and Sinatra for "The Man With The Golden Arm." Jennifer Jones "Love li a Many Splendored Thing" and Katharine Hepburn "Summertime" and Eleanor Parker "Interrupted Melody'; were Uie other three, top actresses named. Both Miss Jones and Miss Hepburn have won oscari before.' The four other top pictures named are "Love is a Many-Splendor- ed Thing," "Mr. Roberts," "Picnic" and "The Rose Tattoo.' Rehearing Asked On Feed Tax LITTLE ROCK WV-A motion' for rehearing of the Arkansas Supreme Court decision invalidating- decisions which sought a popular vote on the legislative act exempting farm feed from the state sales tax was submitted formally -yesterday. That means the court may rule on the motion as early M next Monday . Re-hearings seldom arc grunted. Bufford Shoe Shop Expert Shoe Repair Good Shoes at Good Prices 112 S. Broadway State Selected For Fertilizer, Chemical Plant LITTLE BOCK W — 'Arkansas definitely has been selected as the sit* for a new multi-million dollar fertiliser and agricultural chemical plant, J. Albert Hopkins, president of' the Arkansas Farmers Union, saia today Hopkins said, however, that the construction date oj the plant, to be built by the National Farmers Union, has been postponed from 1956 to 1957 "That's good news and bad news," said Hopkins, recently returned from a meeting with the NFU Board of. Directors at Denver, Colo. "It's good news in that we have won the plant from Alabama, wh.ch also was being considered; but it's bad news in that we'll have to wait until 1958 for the fertilizer," he said. Helena, Camden and El Dorado Customer Stops Store Robbery SANTA MONICA, Calif, (ft — A man was pointing a sawed-off .22 rift at the owner of a liquor store, police say, when a customer walked in. The gunman turned to look at the customer. Owner James D. Steen, 53, grabbed the gun and turned It on the man, who surrendered. Daniel E. O'Connor, 20, San Mateo, Calif., was booked on suspicion of robbery. are bidding for the plant, but Hopkins said "several other localities in Arkansas might-offer possibilities " Hopkins said Helena was the first site in Arkansas to be considered for the plant. He presented the bids from Camden and El Dorado to the board last week in Denver. New Yorker Hireld to Help With School Legislation LITTLE ROCK ifl - The Governor's advisory Committee on Education has hired a New York educational consultant to help develop school legislation program. He is Dr. Francis G. Cornell,' one of the consultants on the Belts Survey authorized by the General Assembly in 1951, The appointment was announced by Le Roy Beasley of El Dorado, chairman-of the committee. The goal of the committee, Beasley said, "is not a report, but decision, action and legislation." Beasley also announced subcommittee chairmen to aid Dr. Cornell. They Include: Joshua K. Shepherd of Little Rock, elementary and secondary educational specifications; Lee Reaves of Warren, organization of elementary and secondary school systems; Jack Stephens of Little Rock, higher educational require' LEE SOYBEANS Registered, Certified and Non-Certified Lee Seed Soybeans. Also Certified Ogden, Non-Certified Ogden, Dorman and Other Varieties. Lespedeza, Clovers, Grasses and Other Field Seeds. Your Patronage Appreciated BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Ph. 3-6856 1800 W. Main Blyth«vil!e, Ark. Ph. 3-6857 ments; Thomas J. Wilson of Conway, local school revenues; Mar- vui Bird of Earle, state school financial requirements; and Mrs Edgar F. Dixon of Little Rock, information and communication. Polly Bergen Weds NEW YORK (fi — Television actress Polly Bergen has announced she was married Feb. 13 at Fairfax, Vn., to Freddie Fields, vice- president of the Music Corp. of America. 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