WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8,1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB Arkansas News Briefs— Purchasing Office to Guard Against 'Splitting' Purchases By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK — The State Purchasing Office intends to see that the stat* purchases are not split to evade the state law on buying. State Purchasing Director B. A. Walker told purchasing representative! of individual state departments and agencies yesterday that his office would guard against such illegal practices. "Splitting" is the term applied to the practice of dividing a desired quantity of merchandise into smaller purchase units so that the provision calling for competitive bids on larger -amounts could be avoided. Jonesboro Postmasters/lip Open WASHINGTON — Jonesboro, Ark., was one of 1,100 vacant post- miLSttrships listed by the Civil Service Commission last night, for Which Republicans now may apply. The Elsenhower administration previously had voided results of examinations already held to fill more than 1,400 of the vacancies. The action, termed a move to "establish higher.standards of eligibility," also obviously was aimed at giving Republicans a chance to try for postmasterships. State Teachers College Bans All Hazing CONWAY — All hazing by Arkansas State Teachers College fraternities has been ordered suspended until a "satisfactory solution" can be worked out. The InterJraUrnity Council lost "teht voled to stuc| y tne Problem of fraternity initiation »nd m»ke recommendations on possible solution* »t « later meeting. Extension Application It Pretested LITTLE ROCK — State Sen.' Artie Gregory and three witnesses yesterday protested an application by Oran W. Burns of Paragould for Public Service Commission authority to extend his territory. Actually the PSC was holding a re-hearing on a permit granted to Burns by > previous Commission. It withheld a decision. Gregory, who operates Gregory Heavy Hauling, contended he was not notified when the earlier Commission granted Burns the expansion permit. He and Burns are competitors. 100 Per Cent Sex Change Impossible, Christine Jorgensen's Doctor Says COPENHAGEN, Denmark W) — A Danish doctor who participated in the treatment given Christine Jorgensen in Copenhagen last year said today no doctor can change the sex of an individual 100 per cent. Commenting on the case, Dr. Christian Hamburger of Copenhagen's Serum Institute, said: "A person is either man or woman. This is an established scientific fact. It is also a scientific fact that this cannot be changed. What can be done, however, is to make life in the world of the opposite sex easier for a person who strongly feels—urged by anatomical or mental differences or both—that he belongs to the opposite sex." Dr. Hamburger said this was done in Christine's case. He added that nothing more was done than in hundreds of other similar cases and that there was nothing sensational about it. He observed there are scores of similar cases in hospitals the world over. In New York, Christine's mother, Mrs. George Jorgensen, said Christine would not comment. Children Wooed With Color RALEIGH W) _ color plays an Important role i n child behavior, snys Julia Melver, State College extension clothing specialist. In selecting children's clothing, she advises choice of guy, lively colors but not harsh or gaudy combinations. Prints with colored background or all-over patterns do not show dirt or wrinkles as do solid or white materials. Play costumes, like cowboy suits, can be made flume-resistant by using three ounces of boric acid dissolved in two quarts of hot water. Do not rinse; repeat after laundering. , Clouds and fogs both are made of tiny water droplets. UTTLf LIZ— No matter how long some folks live, they never get old enough to know better. c HE* * Peorio Elects Woman Alderman PEORIA, 111. W—Pearl* elected a woman alderman for the first time in history in a municipal election yesterday — and she led the field of 16 candidates. . Mrs. Myrna J. Harms, 33, an attractive mother of three children, polled more than 15.000 votes to top the vote for City Council candidates. Harrison to Build New City Hall HARRISON (#•)—A new city hall- flre station building will be con- GOLDEN BROWN FRIED FOOD THAT'S DIGESTIBLE IT'S ALL V6GETA6L6 structed and equipped , here with money from a $150,000 bond Issue approved here yesterday. Unofficial returns of the city election showed 528 for the bond Issue, 63 against. Bead Courier News Classified Ads. Sea shells found far Inland or even high in the mountains often tell of life in little known seas hundreds of millions of years ago. 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