The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1956
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1956 B1,YTHEVILI,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE WHF, Statehood Big Issue In Alaska's Primary By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The giant C-124 Globemaster roared through the clear Arctic night two hours out of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The weary crew had spent the past six weeks flying cargo to advance stations on the Distant Early Warning line from points In Canida. One of the crewmen shouted to another, "It'll be good to get back ' fit IV ni/ i i/ *-,•» to the SUites again." tj-yY OKAKOK „!: IM1I\V/I\ PT BAM REPRESENT] PRESS * 1 \ltt %J <$*/ "Yeah, except that Alaska isn't a state," the other replied. "You know What I mean." the first man said. The thousands of military personnel stationed in Alaska and the more than 200,000 citizens of Alaska also know what the airman meant. And on April 24, in one of the most important elections ever held in the territory, residents will have a chance to push their desires for statehood closer to a reality, as well as enjoy a couple of democratic "firsts." They will vote on ratification of a, proposed state constitution prepared by 55 leading citizens. Ratification by an overwhelming majority, experts here feel, should help spur Congress to action. A big majoriety approval is expected. A second proposal Alaskans are being asked to decide is whether or not to adopt the same plan that Tennessee used when it was seeking statehood. It'i the proposal to elect two senators and a congressman to go to Washington to lobby for statehood. This plan also appears likely to be approved. The democratic "first" for Alaskans, which is likely to attract most attention in the States,/is the chance to indicate a preference for U. 3. presidential candidates. On the Republican ballot Sen. William F. Knowland (R-Cal) appears as an opponent of President Eisenhower. Sen. Knowland let his name b* entered before Ike announced he would run and has *lnce—technically—withdrawn. However, because of Knowland's AT NORTHERNMOST TIP of Alaska, NEA's Douglas Larsen talks politics with Pt. Barrow newsman Guy Okakok. -*- - . outspoken support of Alaskan statehood, and a belief that Ike is lukewarm on it, Knowland is likely to get surprising support. Alaskan delegates to the presidential conventions go uninstrucLed. The primary vote is merely guidance. The Kefauver versus Stevenson race will arouse keen interest in the States. The belief is that Estes Kefauver made a more favorable impression when he visited here than did Adlai Stevenson. The burning urge for statehood among most Alaskans is based on several very practical considerations. They feel it will permit them to make some tax reforms, give them more control of their forests and fishing areas, permit them to improve their courts and cut them in on federal funds for badly needed roads. Read Courier News Classified Ada. Ike's Address On Radio, TV NEW YORK (fl — President El- senhower's address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington Saturday will be broadcast over major radio networks and CBS-TV from 10 to 10:30 p.m., EST. The speech will be broadcast over the ABC, NBC,.CBS and Mutual radio networks. NBC-TV will carry a film of the speech at 11 p.m. At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS, NBC and Mutual radio and CBS-TV and NBC-TV will broadcast Kentucky Sen. Alben Barkley's speech at the Woodrow Wilson centennial celebration, under auspices of the Democratic National Committee, in Washington. With Our Charlie Frankum of Blythevllle Is one of two students seeking ele lion as president of the student body of Arkansas State College. Cleon Mitchell. Blythevllle tresn- man, is n candidate for cheerleade in annunl spring elections at Mis sissippi Southern College. Joe WWseilhmH of Blytheyill' has a leading role in the play, "Masquerade," which will be given by the College Theatre of Arka sas A. and M. College next week. Three Blythevllle students at Hendrix College were on the a nual spring tour of the Hendrix Concert Band. They are J. B. Riess, Ted Bailey Contempt Charge Is Dismissed DAYTON. Ohio (J 1 )—An Indictment charging contempt of Congress against college professor Lee Lorch has been dismissed by District Federal Judge Lester J. Cecil. Lorch, who lives at Little Rock Ark., was indicted for refusing to answer questions at hearings before a House un-American Activities Committee here in September, 1951 At the time Lorch was a professor at Pish University, Nashville Tenn. He now teaches mathematics at philander Smith College at'Lit tie Rock. Man Is Elected State PTA Head STUTTGART, Ark. (.41 — The breadwinners are at the head of class here. An all-male slate of officers was elected Monday by the Parents- Teacher Association at the Buerkle Elementary School, The outgoing president, Mrs. Chester Pond Jr., said she believes it's the first time that an Arkansas PTA chapter has elected men to all of its offices. Joe Henderson is the new president. No other truck can offer you as much as a new 1956 CMC E DK at the facts—no matter what kind of truck you need. . CMC's new light-duty po\ver plants have as much as i6.2?i greater displacement than the nearest competition. 11. P.'s heen upped as much as 20%. V'S's arc the latest in short-stroke design. In the new half-tonners, a hrand-new fast-ratio cruising axle gives you all the efficiencies of overdrive. And it's an option at a fraction of overdrivc's usual price. A new ride stabili/er gives Blue Chip light-duties remarkable new riding comfort. No need to fight the steering- wheel— even on the poorest roads. All G.\ic's now have a iz-volt electrical system. Tuheless tires are standard equipment. And a pew boulevard styling makes a CMC far and away the best advertisement you can run. In short, new 1956 Blue ('hip GMC's arc just about as impressive a line as you've ever seen. Values are even more remarkable. Drop by and see for yourself I -See t/j, too, foi Tnple-Clicckctl used trucks- HORNER-WILSON MOTOR COMPANY, 317 E. MAIN Phone 2-2056 and Howard Bailey. ' Vera Hayncs of Blythevllls has been named art director , of the Baptist Student Union «t Blue Mountain College. Miss. Manya Blankenship of Blytheville has been elected Kappa Kappa Gamma representative on the Pan- hellenic Council at the University of Mississippi. Ann Tidwell of Portagevllle has been elected secretary oj the Council for the next school year and Dorothy Cockerham of Manila,, who is president of Zetn Tavi Alpha, represents that sorority of the Council. Hubby and Wife Even the Score In Auto Wrecks DES MOINES Wl - Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell figure they are all even. Mrs. Mitchell lost control of one of the family's two cars Monday and collided with one driven by Paul Yerkcy. Less than two hours later, Mitchell hit a parked truck a few blocks away. The same patrolman investigated both mishaps. It turned out that Yerkey and Mitchell work in the same department of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. plan here. Yerkey was unhurt. The Mitchells suffered cuts and bruises. Mrs. Mitchell commented: "Neither of us can complain to the other. My husband wrecked my car and I wrecked his. We had switched cars." In Texas, large colonies of wasps make a honey much coveted by the Mexicans and others familiar with the flavor. They are known as "Mexican bees". LECTURESHIP Church of Christ Blythevillc, Arkansas In Progress April 17-22, 7:30 TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL17 "Living With A Good Conscience" WEDNESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 18 "From Eden to Paradise" THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 19 "Religious Theories Which Produce Skeptical and Inficdlily" FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 20 "What It Moans to Believe In Christ" SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 21 "The Way That Leads Unto Life" SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 22 "Bangers Confronting the Church" SUNDAY EVENING, APRIL 22 "Why He A Member of the Church of Christ" Congregational Singing EVERYONE INVITED RRAMD NEW WW TO WASH ClOTHES CIEAMER Automatically! All NEW A Week BENDIX • An entirely New Kind at Washer! • New washing action Stage* dirt out! • Bendix Soil Siphon and special draining prevent re-soiling of washed clothes! ' « NO old-fashioned agitator to .wear out clothes! • Top-loading ... controlled Hot Water ... NO Transmission, NO Gears to Get Out of Order! 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