The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 23, 1953
Page 7
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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1988 BLTTHlCnLLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS PA'QB Tidelands Foes Only Hope Is Compromise By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON Ifl—The votes are against them. So the band of senators, mostly Democrats, fighting the Republican-sponsored s u b- mcrged lands bill, can't hope to block It altogether. They would probably consider It something of a victory if they could push the Republican leadership into a compromise—to tone down and tighten the bill to give a few states the oil-rich lands off their coasts. This band of senators has been talking against the measure three weeks., denying charges by the other side that they are conducting a true filibuster. In those three weeks they may not have changed one vote by their oratory, since most of the Republicans seem bent on carrying out President Eisenhower's campaign promise to let the states have the submerged lands. But they have messed up any. schedule the Republican Senate leadership may have had for handling other measures which now must await their turn until the submerged lands question is set- led. But the delay isn't as bad as It would have been later in the session if Sen. Taft, Republican Senate leader, had waited until then, when major legislation was piling up, to start action on the submerged lands. He brought it up at this time when the Senate could best afford a delay. A filibuster later might have forced the Republicans to abandon the submerged lands problem for 1953. The House has passed a somewhat similar bill. This government, in dealing With other nations, traditionally since Thomas Jefferson's time has claimed control over the bordering oceans out three miles. But throughout American history, various states, and before them the colonies, have claimed control for themselves out as far as 1,000 miles. Such claims didn't cause any trouble until comparatively recent years when oil was discovered in the submerged lands off the coast of Louisiana, Texas and California. If developed, these lands would produce oil worth billions of dollars, from which either the states or the government would get revenue. Who really owned them: the states or the government? 'The "tldelands" are not in dispute. The Supreme Court ruled 108 years ago that the tidelands—the land between the high and low-tide marks off the coast—belong to the states. Wrmt is in dispute is ownership and control of the submerged lands which extend seaward from the low-tide mark outjto the end of continental shelf—that is, where the base of the American continent drops off into the ocean deeps. The case went to the Supreme Court. Three times, first in 1947, the_ court ruled the states own none of the submerged land beyond their tideiands and that the government has paramount rights in those lands. The only way the states could get around such a Supreme Court decision was to have Congress give them title. Just how far out could they claim title? Louisiana officials frankly say they don't know where their boundaries are. And, although some Texas state officials say their claims go out 10V 2 miles, they might claim more later. i The Senate bill itself says in effect: All states will own the submerged lands seaward for three miles from their shores—and any lands beyond that mark if they can prove a just claim to them. Thus it would seem Congress could give Texas and Louisiana I0'/ s miles now and 100 miles later. Actually, most of the oil is in the lands beyond the three-mile limit, except off California. The Democrats fighting this bill say Congress has no right to give away these riches. If they could get the Republican leadership to change the wording —saying no state can ever claim ownership beyond three miles— they might feel they hadn't lost altogether. FIJI COP—First non-European policeman to train with British police, inspector Jioji Sugutu- raga of the Fiji Islands flashes a bright smile as lie arrives at Southhampton, England. He'll train for three months and also take part in the coronation. The 1894 "s" mint dime, and the 1013 Liberty Head nickel are two of the modern U. S. coins for which large sums are offered by numismatic companies. GAS Installation 1 '/i " Black Pipe Ft. 25c 1" Black Pipe Ft. 19c •'!!" Black Pipe Ft. Me !'_" Black Pipe Ft. lie T .-i" Galvanized Pipe Ft. 13c V Galvanized Pipe Ft. 17c GALV. & BLACK FITTINGS List Less 50% Hi Gas Stop 52.05 1" Gas Stop $1.68 V Gas Stop SI.27 V-" Gas Stop $1.16 ORSBURN SUPPLY. 1916 W. Main Ph. 3208 Whether you iikti n blend or a straiglu, ask lor Hilt and Hill! STRAIGHT )^; KENTUCKY 'A Qi .. HIllHlU BOTH 86 PROOF • KENTUCKY BLftoED WHISKEY CONTAINS 65% DRAIN NUJTRAl SPIRITS • THE HILL AND HILl COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY GOES S 0 U T H — President Eisenhower is sending his brother, Milton, head of Pennsylvania Slate College, on a detailed inspection tour of Latin America. Dr. Eisenhower will report on social and economic conditions south of the border. Pope Waives Rule VATICAN CITY W) — Pope Pius XII has excused Roman Catholics from the normal Friday requirement to abstain from eating meat on May 1 - a labor holiday in many countries. LUXORA NEWS By MBS. G. C. DRIVEIt F.F.A. Father-Son Banquet The Luxora chapter of tbe Future Farmers of America held its annual Father-Son Banquet at the school cafeteria Friday night, with fifty four members and guests present. The Rev. Cecil Howell of the Assembly of God Church gave the invocation and a short talk on "What Parents Can Do For , The F.F.A." Miss Diane Stevens, chapter sweetheart, was presented a necklace gift, and in return rendered a musical selection. The Rev. E. H. Hull, pastor of the Dell Methodist Church was the principal speaker for the event. Special guests present were male faculty members of the Luxora schools, F.F.A. chapter advisers with chapter officers from these from Dell and Blytheville, along schools. Members of the Future Homemakers of America chapter assisted in preparing and serving the three- course meal. Leroy Brou'.mce is I chapter advisor of the local group. F.F.A. Entertains Mothers At Tea The L-vxoru chapter of the Future Homemakers of America held their annual spring tea Thursday afternoon ,ut the. Home Economics cottage. There were 33 mothers and guests present. The tea tnblo was decorated with spring colors ot green and yellow. A spread of Yellow Dutch Ills was used on either side of the punch bowl. During the program, Chapter Homemaker Degrees were awa:d«l to Nora Aim Jackson, Ann Ashley Rozelle. Betij Leigh and M:ic Clark. The degree table was decorated with I red and white, centered with ABUT- | iran Beamy red roses, the ursanixa- i lion's colors and flower. Miss -Dixie i Howard, president, eonierred the I degres. i A Btyli 1 show was presented by j i tenth and eleventh grade members, and examples of the work done in the department were shown. Olfi- cers ot the club formed the. renewing line. ' Refreshments consisted of punch, open-face sandwiches, cookies, and mints. At an earlier meeting of the club, next yen otfnei-.wi.ii iliuicl to include presidents Mae clarU and Ann Ashle\ P( / lie ucc pu l LIU Clementine Gentry. Pearl WnKirop, a::d Shirley Dlllnrdl «core*ary, Wade Smith; treasurer, Ann Gilmore; historian, Diiino liradberry; and reporter, Diane Stevens. These officers will be installed at the club's May inectinK. llridKit Club ICnlorlaiiicd Mrs. Lester Stevens wan hostess to hltr two table Younn Matron's bridge- Club at her home Monday nh:ht. Guests were Mrs. G. C. Driver, Jr., Mrs. Marvin Cheshire, and Misses Emma Lee Keimainer and Gretchen Barnes, A dessert, course was served at the conclusion of panics. Dance ('till) Holds Social The Luxora Dancini; Club was entertained Friday nifilit at the Hotel Noble Mirror Romn by ho.sls Mr. and Mr/. I. M. C'asiho, Mr arid Mrs. Leonard EUison, Mi.vs Margaret Motnti and W. 1!. Meadows. Guests tor the monthly event were Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Meadows of Armnri'l, Mr. and Mrs. John Howen (if Wi!«>n. Mr. and Mrs. ,loi> Apple- b;!i:m, Mi', and Mrs Altten Chit- \V(iod, Mr. and Mrs. Wiliiiun Ellas, Air. and Mr- A. B Bradley of O.secola, and Mr. and Mrs. Bub Dyers. Mr, and Mi's. Floyd and Mr and Mrs. G. C. Driver ot Uix- ora. Seniors Enterlalntitl Mrs. \V. C. Howard and Mrs. O. Hov.'inn entertained their grand- cli I lirn Miss Di i 11 in nd ind John Th'.veaif. and other Senior C lib it i luniliion IK Id I at Hie Rustic: Inn in Blytheville 8un<J&fr, Sp«clal sweet* tat 4h« oo- oiwion woro O. 0. Driver, class <pon- sor, and the Eev, j. E. Elherd. pastor of the First Baptist Church. The oloes attended morning services In 11 body earlier at tha Baptist Church hero. Personals Miss EJolse Richardson, accompanied by Miss Pat Dunn of Osceola, attended the Spring Formal Dance at Delta State Teachers College, Cleveland, Miss., Saturday night, as the guests of Bill Williams and Clarence Williamson, Miss Betty Mifflin or Vanndale was the week end nurnt, of her mother, Mrs. J. I. mifflin. Miss 'Wilrnn Layne, Instructor in the Manila schools, visited her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Layne over the week end. Tommy McHaney of Memphis I was the week end house guest of I his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I Jesse Brown. i William Demon of Los Angeles, California spent several days here Inrt week. Ho wa« accompanied on his return trip by Mrs. Denton and Mrs. Loi'oy Warren and children, who will join Mr. Warren in San Diego. M, O. Flanagan and W. A McLendon attended a ginner's school In Memphis for two days this week. Book Club Meets The Luxora Book Club held Its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the borne of Mrs. J. I. Mifflin. with 17 members present, including two new members. Mrs. J. E. Rlherd and and Mrs. Marvin Cheshire. Mrs. Tom Callis Installed the new officers for the forthcoming year. The retiring president, Mrs. Lester Stevens, was presented with a hand-painted plate. Mrs. R. T. Ballew reviewed "A Genius in Our Family" by Percy Maxim, after which the hostess served a dessert course. French Indo-China has about th» .•same area as Texas and contains !'.;ore than three times as many people as that state. Ready-Mix Concrete Concrete Culverts & Blocks JOHNSON BLOCK CO. S. Highway Gl Phone 2380 urniture Company 7 ^-sorr'S i ' i £-'"•• "^ 2-PC I Mm I %• fe Colors: Red— Green and Gray Frieze Free Delivery-Within 75-Mile Radius WADE * Suite, re« moke or Trade- in Living Room ISess of age ; "Trade with. Wac/e and Save" Phone 3122 -— Blyfhevill*

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