The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1955 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1955 BLYTHEV1LLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE TURK Arkonsons In Washington Politics Should Be Left Out of Farm. Legislation, Rep. Gathings Thinks By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — While conceding the odds are against it, Rep. Gathings (D-Ark) hopes Congress can consider farm legislation next year without regard to politics. "This is too serious a matter to luive involved in politics," Gathings snid. "Farmers are in trouble and their problems must be examined in the light ot what is best ior them." He said he believes Congress can, if It will, proceed on that basis even though the over-all question will be one of the big issues in the coming presidential campaign. Gathings, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, pointed out that both his group and the Senate Agriculture Committee have the reputation of handling farm legislation without regard to politics. This has been the case over should be no exception, Recuperating | Mrs. Nina Young, whose gracious gree.ing has charmed callers at the office, of Sen. Fulbright (D- Ark), is recovering at her apartment here from a major operation performed Nov. 11. She expects to spend Christmas with her daughter, Mrs. Jean Hughes, in Little Rock and be back at her job Jan. 1. $183 Million The Rural Electrification Administration estimates that in the next 10 years Arkansas farmers will spend 183 million dollars for. electrical appliances and equip- Meteoro/ogist Finds Dishes On His Table Radioactive By JLIUS ".OLDEN ALBUQUERQUE Ifl — Dr. Lincoln LaPaz sat for his noontime meal, plunked a Geiger counter on the table and watched it go nuts over his dishware. Before the day was through, La- Paz, head of the Western world's only institute nf meteoritics, at the University of New Mexico, found himself with a disturbed wife tell- Fire Helmet Put to Use DALLAS tfl—Battalion Fire Chief A. D. Marable found a new use for his fire helmet when he helped evacuate 20 residents from a burning rooming house. When shouts failed to rouse a 45- year-old deaf mute woman, he awakened her by shaking her. Unable to make the terrified woman understand, Marable finally took off his fire helmet and flashed his light on the lettering. "She got the idea fast," Marable said. "She grabbed a robe and ran out then." Anyone Want A Jail Bird? . MADISONVILLE, Ky. Ml—Robert D. Foster, one eye on the future and one on his cell, sent the following letter to the local press: "I am a lonely boy in jail here and have decided to propose to any girl or marry her here ?n jail, so if' any of you lonely girls want to hook up with a jail bird just drop me a line." Foster is being held for court action on a number of charges, including forgery, Illegal whisky distilling and obtaining property under false pretenses. , Just Machines, Horses at Races BALTIMORE Wl — Now they've eliminated humans entirely from the complicated part mutuel betting on horses except you and the man who takes your money. New machines will even figure how much to pay off on the first three horses. It has been necessary for human calculators to do this at tracks from figures supplied by machines on the total bet and on how much was bet on each horse, after deducting taxes for the state and the track. The new machines which will speed up the "prices" were announced yesterday by the American Totalisator Co. of Baltimore. The first track to use them will be Santa Anita this winter, the company said. DeQueen to Get Radio Station WASHINGTON Ifl—A new radio station has been proposed for Do Queen, Ark. . R. G. McKeever of De Queen Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission for a permit to build the station, which would broadcast on 1390 kilocycles. If approved, it would be De Queen s first station. ment. The estimate is made hy the REA alter a recent rural market study. The study took into account previous estimates that power requirements of REA-financed systems will be nearly double by 1965. Seven Guards Accused of Running Bribery Racket in New York Jail NEW YORK — Seven guards have been accused of running a bribery racket in city prison with "fixed price" for favors to inmates ranging from 50 cents for a stroll in the corridor to $35 for a bottle of scotch. Manhattan Dlst. Atty. Prank S. Hogan said a "tip"—followed by painstaking police work—led to the arrests. Hogan said privileges for a tee included the arranging of card and dice games, extra food, liquors, visiting from cell to cell and $«> whisky and cold cuts party in a prison store room. Booked early today on charges of taking illegal fees, a felony, and delivering contraband, a misde- ineiiiior, were: Angpto Ferruro, 34, Lorenzo Re- ye.sk-r, 32, and Robert T. Meacle. 30, all of Brooklyn; John McKnight, 40, and Joseph K. Gavin, 31, Queens; and Walter Smith, 43, and Jaiiws B. Henderson, 32, Manhattan. Hogun told this story: About a month ago a Brooklyn niiui being held in city prison on a larceny charge sent word to Brooklyn Dist. Atty. Edward S. Silver of the alleged peddling and bribery racket. Patrolman Michael Lizzio and Police woman Norma Trent alange, pos| ing as the brother and fiancee of a ; prisoner, rented an apartment on ! West 72nd Street and got word to Coincidental Buy LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (*) — Stewart McBrayer, a banker, went to nn auction, Haw an antique dresser he liked and bought it. He later the guards they wanted favors for the inmate and had a lot of money to pay for them. Twelve times since Nov. 1 transactions for Illegal favors took place, and each time $50 in marked money was handed over. Hidden in a clothes closet of the; apartment was mother officer with an active tape recorder. The police list of the guards' alleged price scale: A steak sandwich, $1: change to a more desirable cell, $40; a stroll in the corridor, 50 cents; a visit to another prisoner's cell, 51; delivery of money from the outside, 515; a quart of scotch, $35. Widow's Estate Is Estimated FRESNO, Calif. (/]>) —Mrs. Cora Nidever, 85. who made an oil fortune on 80 acres of barren land she inherited, left an estate In ox- cess of two million dollars, including $1,827,350 in cash. She died a week ago after a lone ill. A childless widow she left no Will. A petition Ior letters of administration lists seven nieces and nephews as legal heirs. Mrs. Nidever inherited the property near Ccmlinga, Calif., from her mother Mrs. Hester Binkley, ?/ho found a note on the back of the dresser saying a furniture company had purchased it for W. S. McBrayer, his greatgrandfather. HIGH BK1DCK Washington bridge, across the Hudson river from J'grt Lw, Now Jersey, to New York City, tint* 260 feet above the wnter. had homeeteaded it at the turn at the century. Oil was discovered la 1939. for Fast Effective Relief, use ing him to get rid of the dishes He also had a "baffling mystery" and theorized that a couple of plate manufacturers may be sitting on a uranium mine. What LaPaz discovered while testing a package he had received was that the orange glaze on his pottery plates was sending out 15 milliroentgens per hour compared to background radioactivity in the air of .03 milliroentgens. In other words, the plates from which he had been eating the past week were radioactive, although apparently not dangerously so. Only in Orange The radioactivity was confined to the orange glaze. The pottery itself was not radioactive, The plates, he said, were from two different manufacturers and in each case gave off the same amount of radioactivity. Asked what' he thought caused the radioactivity, LaPaz said: "The only thing I can say is this: I'd like to know where they get the coloring material. I'd sure as heck stake a claim." LaPaz discovered.the radioactive dishware because of habit. Since a newspaper editor at Dalhart, Tex., sent him a 33-pound half cylinder of pure uranium sever il years ago, LaPaz has put a Geiger counter to all packages he receives. Tested Dishes The other day I got a package and carried it home," he said. While I was waiting for lunch, I tested the pncksge and I got strong radioactivity. I took it to the office ana; opened it there. But then I got no reaction. "I was completely baffled and I asked Mrs. LaPaz what dishes we had on the table after all leads e out. We measured the green, blue and yellow dishes and got no results. But .when we measured the orange, the Geiger counter went off the scale." I LaPaz said he plans to test simi-| lar dishware as soon as possible but not at his house. Attention: Men of the 461st Wing! Hudson Can Supply All Your Clothing Needs:. • Uniforms* • Belts • Caps • Ties • Slacks • Shirts • Cheverons • Jewelry Cleaner - Clothier - Tailor Blytheville, Ark. LP A NEW ADDITION TQ OUR SERVICE FOR THIS COMMUNITY DELTA PROPANE CO. Gas Appliances Gas Installation Tractor Conversion Phone For Free Estimates! R. C. FARR & SONS Distributors PHILLIPS "66 PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Furance Oils — Kerosene — Gasoline — HD Motor Oil "Serving This Area For 25 Years" 40 ° s - Railroad, niytheville. Ark. P " 4 °M, E DREIFUS SHOP NOW at THRILLING GIFT OF ALL... ON EASY CREDIT! PERKKCT $7150 S1.50 A VVF.EK Ultimate TlmllmR $7150 $100 S1.50 WEEK 32 WEEK I'crfwt Time STUN'M.N'G $9250 $135 52 WEEK PAY NO Diamonds MONEY

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