The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1948 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 6, 1948
Page 5
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.THURSDAY, MAY «, 1943' Weather Helps Crop Conditions Planting in State Moves Ahead Quickly; J Good Stands Reported LITTLE ROCK, May 6 (UP) °'' 1Crk0f ravor ° blc «™«hw Thousands of Vets Cheated On Homes Built With Gl Loans BLYTHEVILUB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ( today 1'* uvLiidnv an ." Arkansas. n^ta^dVw^SJd^oT ditlon over milch of the state, Js going forward rapidly aiici /A few poorly drained areas still are too wet. to be worked, however ! ana dry soil i s retardlne Krowth In i the Northwestern counties | •Conditions are nearly Ideal In i most areas," the report' said, "al- i though showers are needed to aid germination In some localities" Cotton planting progressed at a rapid rate riming the week, the re- Port said, with an estimated 60 per cent of the Intended acreage In me ground. As much of 80 per cent of Ihe cotton has been planted in somo counties, while only about one-fourth of Hie acreage has been 'Muted In others. Good stands are ' W? rule. Some or Ihe earliest cotton is being worked oiit and chop- i ped. ' Seeding of rice continued In full ' .wing during the week ending Tin day night, and Is about two-thirds completed. Some fields are up to good stands and a few have btn watered. Corn rivintiiig- Progresses , Corn planting ranges from one- third to more than three-fourths complete. Good stands are the rule although cutworms have caused a great deal of damage in some localities. A considerable amount of acreage has been cultivated. Prospects for oats are favorable in most areas, although many fields which were not top-dressed will have low yields. 'Cutworms and f" n iy worms are doing some damage. The first crop of alfalfa Is unusually good. Lespedezn is growing well, although much of it was planted late. Hay crops and pastures are mak» ing excellent growth except in some Northwestern counties where dry weather is checking their progress. The strawberry harvest Is In full swing In all areas except the Northwest where It Is starting '••'-'-•- potatoes are late but devel- rapidly and promise good NEW ORLEANS, May «. (UP)— t Members of the National Association of slate Directors of Veterans Affairs charged yesterday that thousands of ex-servicemen hnrt been cheated by people who built or sold them homes under the 01 loan plan. "California has the biggest crooks inlhc housing industry in the nation," Lawrence Stevens, director of veterans affairs In California, lout his colleagues, who are holding a convention here. James Jones, director of veterans affairs in Texas, said that the building of inferior homes for veterans is "the biggest crime that have been perpetrated against them." "They're putting their confidence in us and we're letting them down." lie charged. "They bought houses on a 20-year plan and they won't last 10. "It's almost too late now. Nearly 85 per cent, of the houses to tie built under QI loans have been built. But In some cases we can make the contractors fix them up." Jones said that through defective houses sold to veterans, the government has been- involuntarily put into the housing business. "A lot of veterans are walking out of the houses when they are half paid for." he said. "Then the government has to make good the loans to the finance companies and take over the houses." Oilier delegates criticized the reluctance of loan companies to make four per cent loans for homes, as the GI loan law provides. Jones Introduced a resolution recommending at least three Inspections during construction of a home for a veteran under the GI loan plan The resolution also recommends that contractors be required to put up a performance bond that woulrt not be refunded for 12 months. If he failed to meet all his oblglattoiu, it would not be refunded at all. under the resolution, houses built on GI loans would have to be approved by the Veterans Administration before the loan would be authorized. After the resolution is redrafted and formally adopted, It will be sent to Congress. yields."~~ Tomatoes are doing good except where they are damaged'by cutworms. Plaining of cucumbers continues. The outlook appears favorable for fruit, trees except peaches which were damaged by March freezes In some areas. Driver Charged With Assaulting Crippled Negro JERSEY CITY, N. J., May 8. (UP)—Anthony Russo. a 40-year- old Newark bus driver, was charged yesterday with assaultine n crippled Negro and shoving him out of his bus. Michael Booker, 35-year-old Negro houseman from New York, told police he was travelling In Husso's bus from Newark to Jersey City the night of April 25 wnen two men got on 1 he bus. "Where I come from, ulggers aren't allowed to sit in front," one of them told Russo. The bus driver agreed, and replied, according to Booker: "If 1 had my way, black men wouldn't be allowed to ride on buses." Booker suld he nskert the driver why tney spqke »uoul his race way. Getting no answer, he demanded tlie driver's inline. "It wouldn't do you any good because they'd never believe a nig- BW," Russo i«iwiiedly replied. Then Booker said RUSSO opened Ihe bus door and shoved him out onto the highway. A passing motorist picked him up. Russo was paroled for grand Jury action on charges of atrocious assault and denial of civil rights He refused to testify and offered no defense, CoMllcsl Katllr Costliest operation of the U 8 Navy In World War II wns Okinawa, where 35 vessels were sunk, and « others seriously damaged. WetheWomen By Kuth Milieu NBA Staff U'rller A common complaint of wives Ls that their husbancls never tell them anything about their business. Ac- cording to such women the only aiitwer they get to the question: What Icum of a rta y did you j m ve?" °n< ,°*i "'* lhl " 8m soln * nt "'« office?" U "Ok.y. i guesj" or "About us usual." Naturally. Unit's Inriiriatliiir to the woman who Xay* at honw all day uncj thinks she oiighl to be an occuslomil glimpse at her husband's life. If your husband resists all your efforts to g«t him (o talk nbout his work. Ills HMoelatet, etc,, elc, Iry thest tHctlcs: Slop asking him questions about his work. Some men feel their wives me asking tor an accounting of tlielr days when they arc only Iry- ng to lenrn enough about Ilielr husbands' business to show some understanding of It and the proper appreciation of their problems ami achievements, I' you sto|i asking questions, there's a good chance your husbnnd will decide he winit* to tell you something about liU work. If he doe* break down and lalk about his work.— lei him do the talking, Don't jump In and mnke suggestions, or criticise or take skits. Just listen. Ouwlp never repeat the And never, never repeat the things he Mis you. Even if you fc«) sure any office gossip or business talk he p».sse.s on to you It quite harmless-let him be Die Judge of that and do the telllim u h« —Man. You're Crazy ftH rour M«l TnuuMuiVi *'* VfVl'y kt 70. Trr , it 50«. DO YOU KNOW the CORRECT ANSWER! ASK YOUR GROCER OR WATCH THIS PAPER FOR CLUES "Let's Take Mother To The Noble Sunday" \Vhnt could be more thoughtful for Mother's Day than to take her to the Coffee Shop for dinner? She'll be Pleased at the special dishes we have planned for her, the courteous service, nnd the , 1(1 icl, air-conditioned suiTonndings. Plan now for a family diimer Ht tho Noble, and make Mother's Day one she won't forget/ HOTEL NOBLE Coffee Shop EGGS - - dozen 49C Closeout, Bonus Pancak« SYRUP - - - gal 50C Del Monte * PECANS - -1 tin 29c Upper Deck PEAS—No. 2 tin 15c 5ibs.45c Pet Milk.... 43c Hominy-No. 1 tin 10c Del Monte, No. 1 tin Tomato Juice - lOc Mother's COCOA- 1ibbox23c Wilson or Meadowbrook, Pasteuriwd Godchaux Cans 3 Toll or 6 Fresh Meats Cheese Food 2 ib. 95c THRIFTYBACOH lt 69 COUHTRY SAUSAGE ,39 AGED HOOP CHEESE ,,69 CURED HAM BUTTS „, 59 FRESH DRESSED HENS & FRYERS PRODUCE Louisiana Black Valentine GEEN BEANS lb 25- Golden Bantams CORN ' o?' 3 for LI CHOWDER PEAS . 19 Fancy Pink Meal RHUBARB 19 CITY SUPER LITTLE SUPER MKT. Phone Phone 2668 4893 Yes remember that she never has for K otlen you . . . Show her .vour gratilud« Hn d aff« c (Ion. Select a special Mother's Day K if t f rom our v>rled co || e< , tion of nati((na| , y «dver(isc.,! dressy Sn d "sure-to-please" accessoriw. We're ready (o advise you now I to keep you cool and lovely - . Vtrn.y'i waihabl* Ray.n Cr«p* in famoui-fer-fit half sizci $ 12 95 Oh, Ihe frosty-fresh charm of it ... typically "Mynette" In RlendermnK beauty of fit, excellence of value! The ripplin? bhouMer cascade ,s side-swept to a gr « ce f u | hip i ine PdPrap f . . . the pretty skirt is softly side-gathered. Charming print! lime green or eggshell elched with sepia candelabra, pink or of-'Vod?''w k ' SJZ » S "" 1° ZV/ " See il in the May "LI of Joday's Woman" magazine. Other Beautifully Styled Dresses from $5.99 to $24.50 Hals-to please Mother's every whim and fancy Cool, colorful Straws . . . Wide Rippling HHms . . . SmiOl (urncd-up Brims and lit He lionnet lypes ... in beautiful selection of colors. $3.99 up SLIPS the Perfect Gift selection for Mom Four or Kighf-gored Slips in Hur-Mil Crepe, Nylon Satin or Rayon Jersey. Tailored or Lace Trim. While, Pink or Black. $2.99 to $5.99 t Costume Jewelry The gift'that's always a wonderful surprise for mother. Necklaces, Pins and Earrings fo enhance her summer costume. Shop Feinberg's and Save! FEINBERG'S

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