The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1953 · Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER MBWI FRIDAY, APJSIL 10. 1968 Arkansas Now Briefs— St. Francis Turf Association Ordered to Stop Selling Stock Bj The Associated Prc« LITTLa ROCK — The State Bank Department lias ordered the St. PrancU Valley Turf Association to stop selling or attempting to sell stock until the >tock is registered with Uie Department. The order was issued yesterday by Assistant Bank Commissioner John L. Carter, who cited Act 397 of 1947, providing that all securities, except those of a government unit, be registered and approved by the'bunk commissioner before they are offered for sale. Combs New Insurance Commissioner LITTLE BOCK — Harvey G. Combs of Little Rock, secretary of the Senate during the. 1953 Legislature, is the new state Insurance commissioner. Combs was appointed to the post yesterday by Gov. Francis Cherry following the resignation of U. A. Gentry. The changes become effective April 15. Cherry said Gentry would remain with the state as an attorney for the Public Service Commission and would participate in the PSC hearing of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company rate Increase application here next Monday. Negro Murderer's Parole Revoked LITTLE ROCK — State Parole Director W. P. Ball today re- TOked the parole of Cassell Hannah, a Negro who was sentenced to life imprisonment lor murder in 1931. Hannah was convicted in Hot Springs Circuit Court of slaying H. C. Van Dyke, a barber, near Malvern. He was paroled Nov. 1, 1850, after his sentence had been commuted to 45 years imprisonment. Ball said Hannah had been arrested at Pine Bluff for snatching $1.04 from a Grant Store cash register while he wu drunk. Washington to Decide on Track Mail FORREST CITY — Postmaster Scott Klrkpatrlck Is determined not to get himself embroiled in a. squabble between opposing forces on ft proposed horse race track for St. Francis County. He's going to let Washington make the decisions. Kirkpatrick said here yesterday that two organizations are claim- Ing mall addressed to the Anti-Race Track League. One organization was formed to oppose building the track and is headed by Webb Sweet. The other group, headed by Robert J. Boileau of the St. Francis Valley Turf Association, registered the name The Antl-Raci Track League with the county clerk. Arkansas, Texas Universities Named In New Buchanan Foundation Suit TEXARKANA, TeT. UP)— Distribution of William Buchanan's million dollar trust for charitable purposes is being challenged by Texas Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd. Shepperd yesterday filed nmeoded petition naming the Universities of Arkansas and Texas as co-defendants to a suit against the Snow Dampens Record's Polish CLINTWOOD, Vft. (/P)—This winter's 22nd snow at Clintwood took a little polish off Ed Reed's reptitaiton as a weather prophet. Reed, 76, makes his living as a bank janitor, but makes his reputation as a freelance weather, forecaster. Part of the citizenry In this Southwest Virginia town have followed Reed's weather predictions in past years and claim he was almost 100 per cent accurate. Each fall Reed consults the slgas mid predicts how many snows will fall during the succeeding winter. He does it by counting the number of fogs In August among other things. In 1951, for example, he said Clintwood would have 24 snows. When winter ended and exactly 24 snows had fallen, Reed's stock reached a new high. Last fall Reed predicted 21 snows for the 1952-53 winter. Instead it snowed 22 times. Reed sent his friends the following message: '• "I said there'd b£ at least 21 j snows. I ain't responsible for more snows than that." TO APPEAR HERE — Under sponsorship of Vanderbllt alumni and BIythevllle's Chapter N of PEO, Vanderbilt University's a capella choir will appear in the Blytheville High School auditoriuin on 28. Proceeds of the concert will go toward Chapter N's scholarship fund, by which the group will help send a local girl to Cottey College, Nevada, Mo. The 40-member choir,' under the direction of Cyrus Daniel, planned this spring tour In observance of the 25th anniversary of the group. Concerts In Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri will consume the four-day trip, maximum allowed under Vanderbilt regulations. A feature of the program will be "Preludes of Life." written by Noble Cain and dedicated to Mr. Daniel and the Vanderbilt Choir. The program in Blytheville will feature light opera and more popular selections. Soloist will be Charles Dismukes. organist and pianist, who will be heard on the latter in a Debussy group. - The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Memphis Baptists Begin Anti-Track Prayer Campaign MEMPHIS IVP)—Baptists of Memphis and Shelby County have begun a campaign or prayer against a proposal to build a horse race track n Eastern Arkansas about 45 mitfts TOin Memphis. Last night congregations in per- mps 70 Shelby County Baptist churches prayed for divine intervention against an effort of the St. Francis Valley Turf Association ;o set up a track in St. Francis County near Forrest City. Memphis churches and political leaders strongly opposed a previous unsuccessful attempt to place a ;rack near West Memphis, just across the Mississippi River. Farouk's Face Taken Off Stamps CAIRO, Egypt f/P)—Egypt's government ordered exiled King Fa- •mik's ftitic off the nation's postage stumps today. Communtcationfi Minister Hussein Abu Zcid decreed that present itainps bearing the ex-monarch's mage should be crossed with three black lines before they are used William Buchanan Foundation trustees. The Foundation ulone had been named in the original suit, filed by former Texas Atty. Gen. Price Daniel last November. The amended petition, filed in the 102nd Texas District Court here, asks an interpretation of the Intentions of the late William Buchanan, The petition also asks the court to enjoin the Foundation trustees from fulfilling commitments of | $500,000 o the University of Arkansas Medical Center at Little Rock and $3B,000 to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Shepperd contends that Buchanan intended the trust to be used N(U|01 . to Itnlyi celebratcs h(Jr 50th primarily for the benefit bf people | ^-ti^y today. At a reception In her honor last night, given by the New York News- piijinr Women's Club, she credited til!' sewing machine nnd tho typewriter with having liberated women from His. limited positions available to them !iO years a#o. "Tho men didn't do It.'* she .said. "We can thank 'those two inn- rhint'.s. Fifty years ago women had only l\vc choices of a carper outside the home. They could be do- Mrs. Luce Is 50 Today NEW YORK f/P) — Mrs. Clare Boot.he Luce, United States ambas- CAR HOP—Alice Mann of Philadelphia makes a couple of model sport cars look like over-sized roller skates at the International Motor Sports show in New York. The autos were built by disabled Welsh miners and brought to America for the show. of Bowie County, Tex., and adjoin ing counties. He .said only $25,728 had been spent in Bowie and (id- joining counties since the trust WHS set up in 1930. New York Outlaws Whites Cn!y Ru?e Read Courier News Classified Ads. ALBANY. N. Y. iff*) — A pioneer law In New York state has stricken a "whites-only" membership clause from the sta te charter of the Knights of Pythias. Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey yesterday signed the State Legislature's first bill to scrap a discriminatory practice by a social organization. The law directs the state Pythi- nns to "omit any reference to race, creed, color or national origin as n condl tion precedent to membership." mestic servants, nurses, teachers, Bovt-rncssi's or seamstresses." Coconut Intact VERMILION, Alta, up) — A 12- inch coconut sent to Vlnd Pardely here by a friend who visited Honolulu had pasted on its shell a customs declaration saying "to bo opened for inspection." But customs men didn't bother to cracl: if, nml the coconut arrived intact. Buckeye State Officially Now COLUMBUS, 0. (/P) — Despite some snide remarks, all In fun. about its odor the buckeye tree is i.o become the official state tree for Ohio. Ohio long has been known as the buckeye state but it never hus been official. The state legislature, 150 years after the state was founded, has Just got around to making an official designation. The measure provided some fun as it passed the Senate. Although he voted for the bill, Sen. Arthur Blake, n farmer, commented that the buckeye tree Is "scrubby" that it "stinks" and that its fruit poisons cattle, Sen I. E. Baker, chairman of the committee approving the bill for passage, agreed but added: "Even as bad as it stinks, I'm for it." The mercury column In fever thermometers is about one-tenth he breadth of a human hair. London Club's Offer Declined By Miss Truman LONDON W)—Margaret Truman's concert manager has declined London night club's offer tor Coronation Week appearance London's plush Embassy Club said today it had received a letter from a New York agency expressing appreciation for the offer but adding the former President's daughter will "not be in Europe during the coming summer." The Embassy last month cabled Miss Truman it would pay her the highest salary ever offered for week's performance in a London night club. The Embassy's manager said the offer was "well over 1,000 pounds ($2,800). Luxembourg Honors Minister LUXEMBOURG (/P) — Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg awarded the Grand Cross of the Oak today to Mrs. Perle Mesta, departing U. S. minister. Mrs. Mesta said the grand duchess told her the award was in recognition of her good work for better Luxembourg-American friendship during her term here, beginning in 1949. Mrs. Mesta leaves the post Monday. The White Cross Plan • Hospitalization • Medical Protection • Accident & Health • Life Insurance See or Call S. P. COOK 2204 Birch Phone 2366 Extra Age—Extra Rich Just ask for Charter Oak. Now every golden drop is aged for six long years. Available, at 86 Proof and at 100 Proof Bottled-in-Bond CONTMINTM MMUINO CORP. • PHIU, PA, STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY 84 PROOf M87 •*«/««•. HOLLYWOOD BABY PARADE * TWO GOLD CUP AWARDS • OTHER VALUABLE PRIZES For Kiddies 3 Months to 12 Years of Age You Are Invited to Bring Your Child to the Sterlin Store FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 10 & II 10:00 A.M. To 5:30 P.M. To Be Photographed By An Expert Children's Photographer For The Hollywood Baby Parade You Will Receive One Lovely "B x 10" Mastercraft Portrait Plus An Entry in The Contest For Only $1.00 Children Will Be Judged On Personality And Expression — Not Just Good Looks NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! Doll 'Em 'Up! Bring 'Em In! Sterling Store 103 W. Main Blytheville, Ark. Western Scientists May Prove World Not as Old as Thought by MICHAEL NEWMAKCH LONDON I*)—Cosmic ray calculations by Dr. Fred Singer, scientific liaison officer at the U. B. Embassy here, may lead Western scientists to reduce their estimate of earth's age—just when the Soviet Union has raised it. Most Western scientists long have reckoned our world has been circling the sun for some three billion years. That's wrong, Moscow radio announced recently. It said a Soviet scientist identified only as Vinogradov, has just proved the earth is at least five billion years old. The radio did not say how Vinogradov managed to do this. Singer, who comes from Phoenix, Ariz., is a cosmic ray expert who claims no special knowledge about the time this planet has been in circulation. But British scientists following up Singer's cosmic ray studies believe he has produced data that will help date the earth's oldest rocks. This "promises to throw new light on the question of the age of the earth," British physicist Dr. E. P. George said in the publication Science News. Many British scientists think a revision will be necessary, but they will not be proved right—or wrong—for some time. It will take several years to complete all the experimental measurements based on Singer's method. Rocks Used The standard way of dating the earth's age is to measure the amount 01 helium found in the earliest known rocks, once a mass of hot, radioactive atoms. Helium is the end product of radioactive decay. But the earth obtains helium from another source. This planet is continuously bombarded by cosmic rays, mysterious radiation from outer space. Much of this | radiation consists of, or turns into, helium. j Previously there has been no' way of distinguishing the helium ! which is decayed uranium from' the helium that has been added over the ages by cosmic radiation. ; Now Singer has worked out a way of doing just that, his calcu- [ lations are based on tracing a specific isotope of helium found only in cosmic rays. i Unlike some British scientists. I Singer does not think his method { will lead to any significant change in dating the age of the earth. "Not enough radiation reaches burled rocks to make any real difference," he said. "My method is really significant when applied to meteorites, not the earth's crust." Bees Do Well SAN FRANCISCO (If}— Even the bees in California had a good winter. Their honey stores held up well and winter losses were small, the Federal-State -Market News Service reported. 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