The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1952 · Page 2
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f AWB TWO irLTTTTBVTLT>E (ATIK.) COUWEH NT5WS WAT H, Highway Group Meets to Take Bids on Budding, Repair Work LITTLE ROCK — Tha Arkansas Highway Commission met today to receive bid on 26 road construction and repair projects, Today's session closed out a 2- day meeting of the Commission, which yesterday committed itself to help finance three projects in Greater Little Rock. Little Rock and North Little Rock obtained expansive Commission committments for: (1) par- tlcipallon In construction of the Jirst phase of Little Rock's Lochnci Traffic Plnn; construct ion of an overpass on Mail Street in Little Rock, and paving of sections of two North Little Rock streets. „ Third Briilce Eyed The'Commission also told de-legations from the two cities that its engineers are includinR the possibility of a third bridge across the Arkansas River here. The Lochncr Traffic Plan fro ject, which would cost 2 million dollars, Involves construction of bridge ramps and Iraffic-ways along the Arkansas River. It Is designed to speed the flow of traffic between Litile Hock, and North Little Rock. Construction of the Main Street overpass would bring Highways 65 and 161 into Little Rock ovci a single,- 4-lane highway. Norlh Lit'.le Rock gained Com mission approval of the Highway Department to pave 11 blocks Pike Avenue and U blocks Main Street. Pike is an extension of Highway G5, and Main Is an extension of slate Highway 5. Only strings attached to Com mission participation In the Job were (1) that Little Rock vote bond issue to provide malchln funds for the river traffic-wa Job, and (2) that Little Rock provide a right-of-way for approaches to the $400.000 overpass. Hlacklop for Truck Uiml« The Commission took abnut two nnd a quarter miles of roads Into the state highway system. It agreed to blacktop n truck route through Crossett on Highway 82 if the city will provide right-of-way for 1.4-mile Job. And It granted a request from a Clark County delegation to construct an access road from Highway 01 to the Gum Springs site of the new Reynolds Metals Company plant. Clark county Is lo obtain right-of-way without cost to the state. A strongly-worded resolution defending the recent publication of 3-color maps showing highway work ' programmed and completed during the administration of Gov. McMath was adopted. "We feel In simple justice that a statement from us is appropriate," Bald the Commission. "The caption received $1.915. he said. i authority lo make the settlements The Commission took the view I and that no further Commission that Fullcrlon and Bogard had I action was necessary. Arkansas News Briefs— M'Cleilan Wants to Attend Dam Ceremonies But Isn't Invited By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK—Sen. John McClcllan (U-Ark) says he wants to attend ceremonies dedicating Bull Shoals and Nortork Dams In North Arkansas July .2. but he hasn't received an Invitation. President Truman will speak at Die dedication cr-rcmonlcs. "I can't sny now whether ! will attend since I haven't been Invited." McClcllan told a reporter here last night. "I don't know who is running the show, but 1 dc know how ihey got Ihe money to build the dnni.s." McClrllan is a member of the senate Appropriations Committee and has been a staunch supporter of flood control and river projects especially those in Aikansa-s. Vcgro Said Ready for Responsible Positions PINE BLUFF—The Negrn has advanced to the point where hi can accept responsible community positions, says a Negro assislan editor of Life tnngir/lnc. Earl Brawn told 3.500 persons at Arkansas A. M. fc N. College's commencement yesterday that his race "has made real and Important gains during the last decade." Degrees were awarded to 1GS A. M. A: N. graduates. Housewives living in a realty Arkansas Labor Group To Take More Active Part in Politics Now . D. McPherson, Pin* BluM; lharles Brown and Carl William*, Pt.Smlth; Fred Humphries, Magnolia, Wayne Glynn, Camdej^ James T. Moseley, Hot Springs; H. L. Brasher, El Dorado; Ernert Cunningham, Malvern; John Du*. ey, Texarkana, and H. T. Bryant of Jonesboro. LITTLE HOC company lo improve a 100-foot section of the.r road, nnd form a domesUc instruction i; an B . aided t>y their ™re-or-los S w.Hms children The realty agent cnn expect lo do some sprinting next lime he visits Ihe neighborhood- Motors State Plant Building Delayed LITTLE ROCK—Despite government allocation of building materials, a shortage of supplies and charccs In technical processing are delaying construction of the $3,264,284 General Motors fahricast plant nl Jones Mill, Ark. C. M. Jcssup, (general mnnagcr of General Motors Fnbrlcast division, Fnld yesterday the shortage of supplies made It lm|»sslble to set nnd exact date for start of construction. He said charges In the plant design have also slowed progress, Highway 75 Resurfacing Contract Issued LITTLE HOCK—A contract for resurfacing the Calmer-Jefferson County line road, Highway 15, was awarded to Sam Fitiley, Inc., of Atlanta, da., on a bid of $209,6585. The State Highway Department Issued the work order yesterday for the project that Involves 8.0 miles of grading ,gravel base and bituminous surfacing. Arkansas GOP Homes Twenty Delegates LITTLE ROCK (/Ti—Twenty Arkansas Republican state Committee nieinlicrs-at-larKe wrrc named yes- rdny at a GOP Cotnmitlcc mcel- K here. Included are eight living former gubernatorial candidates. They arc: Osro Cobb. Wallace Townscnd and Drew Bowers of I.lltlc Hock; William T. Mills of Marshall; Harley | Stump of Stuttgart, Charles F. Cole of Batcsvillc. Charles R. Black of Corning, and Jeff Speck of Frenchman's Bayou. Speck Is the 1952 GOP candidate. Others chosen as membcrs-at- larpe were: A. L. Barber, the Rev. O Wyman Blakely, John A. Hib- blcr. GcorRC L. Mallory and Miss Arkansas Youth Gets Sentence In Jail-Breaking WAMPSVILLE. N. Y. in— A 17- year-old Arkansas and another youth who recently broke Jail here, ve.stcrrtay were sentenced to indefinite terms in a corrctional Insti- =• Uitlon. Thomas W. Ilnry Jr., of Walnut Hidge. Ark., pleaded guilty lo charges of illegal possession of a pistol. ^^ second degree assault and jall- brcaklng. Stanley H. Calsse. 18, of Cherry Valley, Mass.. pleaded guilty to assault and jail-breaking. Judge Clarence C. Conlcy ordered the two teenagers confined at the Elmlra, (N.Y.) reception center for classification, pending transfer to another Institution. Henry, an AWOL airman from Shepard Air Force Base. Texas, and sas Federation of Labor, its political arm revamped to expand its inlluence, stood ready today to take a more active part in state olitlcs. The AFL Labor League for Poll- cal Education was reorganized estcrday at a session following he close of the Arkansas Federa- lon's annual convention here. The only seeker of state office appear before Ihe League was Gubernatorial Candidate Boyd Tackclt, Nashville congressman, And his bid bid for support was all ml rejected when a national Lea^ gue leader said Tackett's voting •ecord in Congress couldn't be ex plained as far as organized labor was concerned. Earlier Gov. McMath. who Is seeking re-nomlnatton, spoke be fore the full convention. He wa: the "labor candidate" In 1948 am 1950. Heated Debate Held The League was reorganized al ter a heated debate hi Vvluch Wi: Ham J. McSorlcy, assistant direci or of -the AFL's National League supported the move. McSorley said — The Arkan- that "Arkansas would nullify Lea in other stales because you re not properly organized." Delegate M, O. Rogers of Little Rock; replied that "we don't wan let anybody tell us Arkansaw •ers what to do." The vote for reorganization wa! i7 lo 4. Tackelt Civet Short Talk Tackell made a short campaig alk al Ihe meeting, explaining why ie opposed the position of organ- .zed labor on certain legislation. But McSorley followed Ihe Congressman lo the speaking stand and said: If his (Tackett's) voling record looks bad, he is bad. There's no explaining away Ihe way he voled." Mowery Named President C. W. Mowery of Hot Springs head of the state federation, was elected president of the politlca league. S. V. Zinn of Little Rock was named secretary-treasurer and Ted Brewer of Little Rock was chosen executive director. M embers of the executive board are Pat Casey, Beryl Bland. Odell Smith and L. E. Newland, all of Little Rock; Odell Reed and Open 6:30 p.m. Show SUri. at Dink. 2 Showi Ever; Nlfht LAST TIMES TONJITE Dollar a Carl Bring a Car Full for a Dollar! ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE Phone 4621 Show Sfarts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Sat. Sim. 1:00 p.m. AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION LAST TIMES TONIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE "Buddy Nites" — 2 for Price of 1 B/.W " Marian Smith, all of Llllle Rock; Ross. Conway; George W ; ohnson, Greenwood; C. R. Waton, Arkadelphia; E. C. Ollar. Tary (Lincoln County): L. J. Church- 1, Russellvllle: W. M. Rittcr. Fay- ttevllle and W. V. Luker of Ncw- jort. Trimble Would Authorize Special Stamp '~~ WASIIINGTON—Rep. Jim Trimble (D-Ark> Introduced * bill yesterday that wottld authorize the publication of A special stamp honoring Arkansas Neivspapermnn Tom Shiras. Shlras of Mountain Home, led the campaign for construction of Bull Bhoals and Nortorl! Dams In Arkansas. ably on the: administration, It is still a report and we fail to see any Impropriety in stating fncU." the Commission nddcd. The maps have been criticized widely. Personnel and accounting systems prepared by Highway Department personnel were adopted. The Highway Audit Commission recommended last March (hat such systems be established in the Department. Comptroller Lee Roy Beasley presented the accounting plnn, which applies only -to the Maintenance Division. He said tlie plan offered the best features of every accounting operation in use In highway departments across the nation. Classifications Cut Director Olcn Fullcrlon offered soclation, said. the Job classification and grading system plan. It reduces the number of Department job classifications frcrri 123 to 25. The Commission also tacitly approved nearly $20,000 In additional claims for right-of-way expenses on the much publicized Van Burcn- Alma highway. However, it put the responsibility of making Ihe payments on Fullerton and Righl-of- Vt'ay Engineer F. C. Bogard. The project drew considerable attention last Feburary when the Audit Commission found that 51,000 or more an acre was paid for right-of-way for li'i miles of the 4-lnne road. Bogard asked the Commission for instructions on what to do with residual claimes on the project, and snid he had ceased payments folio-win gllie HAC's investigation. He said S212.870 In claimes had been paid and that 811.714 had accumulated from landowners. He also said thru Appraisers Ray E. Patterson of Ft. Smith ntid J. Ne:\l of Van Buren each had filed for $150 more in fees. Patterson has been paid 85,275 and Meal has Bankers To fell Of Responsibility HOT SPRINGS. Ark. t/D— "Building public confidence through the development- of effective banking eadershtp is the greatest challenge facing banking today, says Banker D. Harold Brcnton of DCS Molncs, la. Brenton told the G2nd annual convention of the Arkansas Bankers Association here yesterday that more people lhan ever are now dealing with banks. He said the real challenge In banking Is tile change of the alll- tudc of the bankers toward the public. "The banker is now coming Into a position where he can be of outh on Trial For Murder FORDYCE. Ark. I/P) — Nineteen year-old trial here WrtRhl today on n went o Caisse broke Jail here after slugging the sheriff nad a deputy. Mecca Pilgrimage 'fanned by Far Cast SINGAPORE Wl—A totol of 5,100 pilgrims from Singapore. Malaya, (h Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei arc expected lo sail for Mecca Ihls year. A spokesman for the Moslem advisory board said strict measures .lid be carried out prior to sailing to avoid, as far RS possible, deaths or births among pilgrims. Mecca pilgrimages from this area In the past have been marked by disease and deaths. Two Schools Closed BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand government has closed two Chinese schools In the kingdom, one (or propagating Communism, the other lor violating teaching regulations. CUFHAYLOR -.WINTERS. GEORGE STEVENS' Protein of o! APIACE EN HIE SBN Also Cartoon & Comedy THURS.-FIU. 'irst Showing in Blylhcvill* HIDEOUT FOR WANTED MEN! 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