The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1948 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 11, 1948
Page 5
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^ FRIDAY, JUNK 1], Dixie Waterway Projects Listed Civil Functions Bill Covers Hood Control, Rivers and Harbors WASHINGTON, J, me H-(UP) — yie compromise Army Civil Functions Bill worked om by House ?owi,S nate , to " fCle<;s a>'ows the fol- lo nstruction funds for flood ' Botnm n' , 4I4 ' 000 '°« ) : Garden's • rn Drallla 8 c Di <"' No. 2, $700.- a J T V C °" nty Lcvee Uistrtets o 3 n- ; f ?°' 000; Conwa y c ° u »ty r , ICt No - 6 ' $33 ' 00 °: c™w- Comity Ley,*. Distal S600 noci( ' » 31 °.3M: Little «« B " le B| u«. $400.000; Nar- iows Reservoir, Little Mmoud m'Sio*^*!*'- Nimrod n««™ •• * 7 ^°* : . Norfolk: Reservoir. Ark.. y°;: »1»O.MO; R«l River levees and oant stabilization below rx?n i;on Hani, A rk., Tex., La, $1,000000' wesl of Morrilton, $500,000; Bayou Bodcau Reservoir. Ark.. La.. $700.- rJ?n C ™ 8ia: Alut "' la Reservoir, $3.- MO.OOO; Clark Hill Reservoir Cia S. C.. $7.700,000; Macon, $20o'oOO. " t-mn^f ana: Alol '»-Ri8olcttc Area, JaOO.OOO; Unyou Boilcau, Red Chute and Lo gg y Bayou, !34,700- Bayou leche and Vcnnillio River. SGOO 00 Mermcmaii River, $1.000,000; Promoter Finds Plenty of Volunteers To Be 'Buried Alive 1 ot Fairground 000; , Pinevillc, $60,800; Shreveport $1 000.000; Jonesvillc. $268,000; 'Lake Ponchartraln. $000,000. North Carolina: Bu EB s island Reservoir, Va., N. C., $0000000 Tennessee: Center Hill Reservoir, Ten,,., Ky., $9,000,000; Mcm- phis none. . V. ^ Rivers, Harbor Projects f WASHINGTON, June 11— (UP) — The compromise Army Civil Functions Bill worked out by a Senate-House Conference Committee allows the following construction funds for rive,.,. and hal . ix)1 . s projects In the South In the fiscal year starting July 1: Alabama : Tennessee-Tombigbce Waterway, Ala. Miss., none Florida: Jim Woodruff Lock and (Port Everglades) $316,000' St Dam. $3.000.000; Hollywood Harbor Johns River, Jacksonville to Lake Karney, $225.100; St. Johnson River Jacksonville to ocean. $800000- St' Joseph's Bay, $378,400; Tampa Harbor, $500.000. Georgia: Buford Dam. none- Savannah Harbor. $1,020,000 Louisiana: Calcasieu River and Pass. $500.000; Waterway from Empire. La., to the gulf, $250000- In- coastal waterway, Apalachee 'say .ria., to the Moexican border sec- Overton-Red River waterway, La Ark., none; Pearl River, Miss La $1.159.600. North Carolina: Cape Pear River it and below Wilmington $1 264 500 South Carolina: Charleston Harbor, $178,000; Winyah Bay, $856,600 Sabme-Neches Waterway, $480,000- Intercoastal Waterway, Apalachee Bay, Fla., to the Mexican border- section CGalveston) $2,119000' Trinity River, Channel to Liberty By Jumtf R. (I'nKM p r «« r.ff Owr^poiidcnl) SALT LAKE CITY. June 11.- i OP)—You can always find someone to do anything, Harold L. Welch snid yesterday. And then he proved il. "I put this ad In lite newspapers " lie said, shoving the want art sect- Ion across Ms desk. The advertisement read: "Man or woman willing lo be burled alive underground at fairgrounds, good pay. Persons loo large for a su-foot coffin need not apply." Twenty men answered the ad the first dny. And more are applying every day. "It's no joke." said Welch who Is manager of the Beehive Midway at the Utah Stnte Fairgrounds here. The lucky applicant will be burled six feet underground In a specially-constructed grave. His food will be sent down a small elevator shaft which also will be used to let Welch's paying customers look at a breathing "dead man." Welch said lie had n widely known exirert in live burials, "The Purple Ace." under contract to seal the underground tomb. But Welch is disappointed because no woman has applied for Hie job yet. "Lots of husbands have volunteered their wives," Welch salrt "But we haven't clinched any deals "The Purple Ace" has buried two men in Texas and one in Illinois But never a woman. He thinks fair goers would get a bigser kick out of seeing a woman burled. Welch warns all applicants that !'<• isn't fooling, if nccep.e<l. (her will be bulled alive for at least lei> days, If they last longer, the E'ay goes up. One University student volunteered. He said he was In (lie middle of finsl exams and didn't care what happened. But Welch WHS fair. He reminded the youth that one 210-poumi man shrunk to 100 pounds after sending the summer of l!Mi> In an underground tomb ,u Hie T OX . as Stale Pnlr in Dallas. The technique Is simple—for Welch, anyway. All the buried mini has to do is lie still. Midway patrons spend their dimes and nickels to see him. The more they pay for this rare opportunity, the more the. "corpse" makes. All he does is rest In peace. FayettcYille Men Held For Post Office Robbery FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., June 11. (UD—Charges of robbing the Prairie drove Post Office last Feb 9 were on file here todav against Frank C. Collins and hlj brother RHey c. Collins. The charges were signed by L G Hoppe. postal Inspector of Fayelte- villf. and filed before United States Commissioner Clifton Wade. The Collins brothers are belli" held In Oklahoma City after their arrest last week In Dallas. Tex. one p( the UroMiers was arrested when he attempted lo sell a large number of postage stamps. He implicated the other, and officers found a cache of an estimated $800,000 In postal certificates, bonds, money order blanks and stamps. $750.000. Virginia: Cranes Cr S 108,000. Broad Creek. $32.700; Police Seek Robber Of Louisiana Bank HANDKVll.LK. !,«., June 11 (UP) —Stjitc troopers weie on the. lookout today for R slmbblly dressed mini wlin shuffled hili) '« brunch bank here yesterday, held up |), e mnnngrr nnd e.sniped ufoot wlih Jj.OOO In n pniier siu'k. Percy Wyly, Km U( . C nl t u chiir s e of tlie New Orleans ofiiee, siild Ihe bnndll (meed 11, R. Slillwetl the tank mnrwRer, to hiuul over Ihc money ill gunpoint. Then he shoved SlillwelJ Inside « tank vmill nnd tied. -Stillwell mnimsed to free Mil -elf iiftcr two hours. The bank is n branch of the Commcrclnl Bunk, nnd Trust. Co. of Covington, LA, Louisiana Upt State Tan on Cigarette* Second Lieutenant Gets ANG Commission .lames N'. Parks of Blythcville son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Parks has received his commission as Natlonnt Guard. Capl, J. R. Kocder «!coiid lieutenant In the Arkansas' commanding officer of Co M. 153rd Infantry, Arkansas National Guard announced yesterday. LI. 1'arks was presented his bars nt a special ceremony held during the company's weekly drill period at the Armory Wednesday night He Is a veteran of World "Wur if The greatest "ship highway" in the world Is the cnnal route al Sault Salute Marie, ranis c reek M inn.w '"'.'"«• ? nult brlliu(1 Milr "-'. Mich-, cohnect- cel 425 non- S ,i ?, " S " 1E Lnke Su l li;rloc «''«' Lake Huron, 08000 Norfolk Harbor, according to the Encyclopedia Dri- tannlca. Arkadelphia Councilmen Plan Special Census AHKADKLPH1A, Ark. June 11 — <Ul>>— The City Council of Arkii- delphia planned today to risk the Census mireuu to authorize n special population count some time this year. Mayor A. T. Ooodloe and ! conncllmcn believe the population ' has increased since the official 1940 census, nnd that the Increase in snlcs tax and gasoline turnback ' money would offset the cost of the special census. ; , ROUCIB. i*.. Jim. n. iui>)-0nly "Jelly beans" like to suioke lallor-miule clgftrelle.1. Gov. tori lx>ni! explained yesterday Thev no it In bo "smart."" He sntd this alter the House nays nnd Menus committee repor 1 - eit favorably yeslerd.iy a bill to In- crciise the atntc dKnretle tax from live cents |>er pnckaga to ei^hl Out In the country, Ixjng said '•they'll Just continue to smoke Bull Durham and woi.'l hnvc to pay ttie tax." ' ' Ixms dirt not esllumte how ninny Jelly beans" live in Louisiana, but ttic stnte tux will add «,000000 lo the slate licn.sury. $5,000 Portrait Found Abandoned at Vanderbilt NASHVILLE. Ten,,., j,,,,e 11. UP)—VnmierbW Universlly's cii.s- torilni, of |>i-o|K>!l(ei. Qernld ifon- ncrson. Imd quite > surprise today Wreckers [curing down Hie oVl Vmixtwll npnrtmc'iiU to inuke way lor Ihe new leclcnil bullillns found n pnrti-Alt of jiuiies Shcrinnn vlc-c- pre.sident. under Prtulilonl William Howard Tnlt, hbmirioucd In tlie building. The iwrtralt. l s valued lit [ InveMlgallon showed the [xirtrail ' ..v'longed lo Vnndfiblll University. Henderson, when Infoiined of tlie discovery, snld he had nndersloo.l the )Mlntlii£ wiis In storage. ij n llw Vanderblll Campus. Two §. A O. Passenger Trains Hit; Two Dead I.AIWM,. Mil,. June II. _(UI>1 — Iwp Uulllmon! t v Ohio iniMciiKer Iriilns sldes»l|)ed each other nenr hls rare truck lown yeslerdnv. (lirowhiK si-UTttl cars on their sides. I wo persons weir le|)oite ( t (tend "5 1 stale pnllci- and about 30 were reiMilcd Itijmvd. '1'he accident occurred about lliu>e-!|iiiute).s fo a mile north of Laurel. One conch caught lire alter lha dernlliiienl, Marylnnn KIHIP . police linked WaMilnitlun, D. c,, iwllce (o send ambulimccs At Icnsl nine |ier«nns were reported lo Inive been tnki-n lo lio.spl- tats In 1'iiiice acorfics County, ! Mftrylnnd, liend Cinirlnr News Want, Ad*. Rend News Want Aeto. NIX DEODORANT Here's a toast to the bride — with fine wines from FOSTER'S Announcing ah engn B ement? Planning a b ri«lal shower? A wcddinrr rc- creplion, maybe.' Or anniversary surprise partv'' Do i[ lm "ri.rht" «-iih ' AGN * ll a(ids " ' " • l IQI» v - Ro "' iljChi "ni' ! 'S:"e— 53.25. Large bottle (S serving) 1942 \mlage I'adre Champagne— $3.50. Homa Sparkling Ui,r K undv— S'l •>'-, ven farther with our free punch recipes! Come in (o<U,v and Icl'ui n— .. oma It jfoes even farther with our free punch recipe help you plan a successful parly. Foster's Liquor Stores • 120 West Main Street Phone'2127 "BILL" 107 N. Broadway Phone 2868 "WELCH" FREE TRANSPORTATION Air Base Swimming Pool Via Airways Bus Line Pool Open Daily -10 a.m. 15c&25c - $5,000 Liability Insurance Carried On Each Pcrs--< LIFEGUARDS Bill Walker Miss Mary Gray From Hardy's FATHER'S DAY JUNE 20 For Real "Pop Pleasers" Choose Manhattan Shirts Favorite of Well-Dressed Men! Form-Fitting 3 Collar Styles Handsome stripes, solids and figured patterns, offered in MANHATTAN'S exclusive designs that hit tho s po ( with Dad . Soli|1 whiles and soft colors of blue, gray. K reen and tan. Complete The DINING ROOM SUITE Flawlessly Designed in the Style of Duncan Fyfe NINE BEAUTIFUL PIECES In Walnut . . . 279.95 In Mahogany 567.50 "v £ffi<.y 7 From $375 WE'RE FEATURING MANY tDEAL GIFTS FOR FATHERS EVERYWHERE HUDSON LIVING ROOM SUITE 2 1'iecc Suites !>y Flcxtcel l!M).. r >0 and 253.95 Davino Snilcs 2 Picrc in \\'inc or lilnc Vclour Oil.oO Davino lied Wine Vclour Tapes! ry Spccial Trice Duncan P'yfc Sofas: n?.75—I (15.10—1, 0 <).!)5 2fl!l.!)5 We invite you to see (hem. They're Beautiful! The BEDROOM SUITE CLEANER Blythevrlle, Ark. TAILOR CLOTHIER Steele, Mo. 3 Piece Panel Ikdroom guiles 59.95 and 89.95 •I Piece Poster Suites 122.75 'I Piece Veneer Waterfall Siiile With Plate Glass Mirror and Cedar-Lined Kobe 335.D5 5 Piece Twin-lied Suite Constructed at -Solid American lilack Walnut 187.50 $^00 SPECIALS TWO DAYS ONLY' S;i(. S: Man., .lime 12 & M Card Tables Solid Wood were $10,60 . .. $1 Metal Folding Chair I/|i!i(ils-(crc(f Se;if and Hack was $3,35 $1 Slat Seat Chairs were $1.45 .. $? High Chair Pad a bargain dfr $1 Mef-ol Smoker Wiili :i Glass Trays was $2.75 .... $1 Rubber Door Mats were $2.25 ... $1 Trimz \VINDOW SHADKS Assorted I'altcrns were $].49 .. $1 Alvin Hardy Furniture 113 EAST MAIN STREET 'The Store of Better Buys' PHONE 2302

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