The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 5, 1956
Page 7
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TWUMDAY, APRIL 8, 1998 BtTTHEVILLE (AM;.) COURIER NEW1 PAGE SEVEN Oaklawn Park Officials Plan Vast Improvement Program HOT SPRINGS, Ark. W - Improvements estimated to cost about (350,000 are planned tentatively for Oaklawn Park this year. Gen. Mgr. J. Sweeney Grant said yesterday. But, said Grant, the program hinges on the outcome of a church- led drive to outlay, 1 pari mutuel betting in Arkansas. The program includes installation of escalators, construction of additional barns and enlargement and modernization of other facilities for patrons and employes. It would bring the cost of Oaklawn's expansion and rebuilding program during the last five years to a total of about one million dollars. Installation of the escalators originally was planned last year, but the project was held up by the controversy over the renewal of Oat- lawn's franchise. If opponents of pari mutuel betting get their proposal on the November general election ballot, Grant said, tiie installation of escalators would again be postponed. The campaign against Irgal gambling, spearheaded by the Arkansas Christian Citizens Council, stemmed from efforts to block proposed dog racing at West Memphis. Such a move, if successful, also would have the effect of closing Oaklawn, the state's* only horse race track. Grant listed these proposed improvements: Escalators between the main floor and the mezzanine at both the north and south entrances. Extension 'of the south entrance by 20 feet to provide easier access to escalators. Construction of two new barns, with 40 stalls each anfl tack rooms. Remodeling of the paddock to provide additional pari mutuel facilities and more office space. The program also, includes work on the jockey's quarters plus the addition of showers and dressing rooms in the stable area for women trainers and attendants. Oaklawn completed its 1956 season Saturday. Special Postal Items Due For Release Soon Red-Faced Firemen HTLLSGROVE, B. I. (Si — An alarm quickly spread Tuesday night when flames lit the sky at the Hillsgrove airport. The Fire Department was among the agencies called. Callers were told the gasoline fire on the airport grass to test new fire-fighting equipment. Four -special postal items will he issued by the Post Office Department April 28-May 6 in cooperation with the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition at New York Coliseum, it was announced today by Blytheville Postmaster Ross S. Stevens. An 11-cent souvenir sheet, valid for postage whether used in its entirety or with stamps separated, will go on sale at the exhibition on opening day. Sheets bear reproductions of Statue ' of Liberty stamps. A three-cent FIPEX commemorative stamp with a design featuring the Coliseum, and the Columbus Monument in foreground, first goes on sale April 30. A six-cent .embossed airmail stamped envelope will be available j May 2. Central subject of the stamp is an artist's conception of an American eagle in flight. On May 4 a special commemorative postal card with an equilateral triangular stamp goes on sale. Collectors desiring first-day cancellations may send a reasonable number of self-addressed envelopes, accompanied with money order remittance only for desired items. Envelopes should be addressed to Postmaster, New York City, endorsed "First-Day Covers Souvenir" for 11-cent sheet; "First-Day Covers 3-Cent Stamp": "First-Day Covers 6-Cent Envelope," and "First-Day Covers 2-Cenfc Postal Cards." Airmail envelopes cost 7c each, others face value. Envelopes must contain an enclosure of medium weight with the flap either sealed CHAMPION SPELLERS — These students, all champions of their individual schools, competed for the title of champion speller of • Mississippi County when the annual county spelling bee was held in Blytheville this week. Champion of the county event was Donna Tankersley, third from right. The remainder (from the left) are Ronald Watson, Armorel; Brenda Davis, Reiser; Beaulah Pey- ton, Lost Cane; Paulette Green, Victoria; Mary Ann Pendergrast, Bondsville; Mary Lou Carwile, Osccola; Joyce Harrison, Wilson; Doina Tankersley, Luxora; Betty Sue Larkin, Blytheville, and Cecelia Henderson, Manila. Not pictured was Peggy Tucker of Gosnell. (Courier News Photo) or turned in. Postmaster Stevens said all items would be placed on sale-locally within a week after New York release .date. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF CHICKASAW'BA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF • Mary E. Hopkins, deceased Last known address of decedent: Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of death: March 17, 1956. An instrument dated February 29th, 1956, Was on the 28th day of March, 1956, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed executrix thereun- der. A contest of the probate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned Within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 30th day of March, 1956. EVELYN DANIEL, Executrix, 922 South Lilly Street, Blytheville, Arkansas. Marcus Evrard, Attorney for Executrix. 3/29-4/5 CORRECTED NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Mr H. Howard has filed application with the City Engineer for a Permit to construct a ten (10) room, one (1) story building, frame and brick construction on Lot 3, Block 1, of BadetSecond Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. Said building when completed to be used as a Funeral Home. Any objection to the erection of the above building to be used for the purpose stated, should be made in writing and filed with the City Clerk within thirty (30) dnys. bated: "3/28/56. DAN BLODGETT, City Engineer, City of Blytheville 3/28-4/5 TO William Joseph MIKDhorn, father OF Connie Jean Mil(l)horn and Nancy Anne MIKDhorn, minors NOTICE OF GUARDIANSHIP PROCEDURE Take notice that on the 27th clay of March, 1956, a petition was filed by the Child Welfare Division of the Arkansas State Welfare Department in the Probate Court 'of The Chicknsawba District of Mis- sissippi County, Arkansas, to have certain children named Connie Jean and Nancy Anns MiUDhorn, declared dependent or delinquent children and to take from you the custody and guardianship of said children and to appoint further some suitable person as their guardian with power to consent to the adoption of said children, or to place said children in some suitable home in this state for the care and guardianship of depen- dent or delinquent children. 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