The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1955 · Page 20
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 20

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PAQBTWHTTT BLTTHEV1LLB (ARK.)' COURIER KEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1M6 ArkoBifliii In Wothlngfon McClellan Girds for New Fight Over Spa Hospital By GORDOV BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) is girding for another bout with the Army in a running fight over operation of the Army-Navy hospital at Hot Springs In each of the past two years, the Army has announced plans to shut down the hospital. Both times McClellan and Rep. Non-ell (D-Ark) staved off the closing for another year.__ TSve hospital is being operated' by the Army because legislation written into the Defense Department appropriation bill specifically ordered that operation of the installation be continued. This directive expires June 30. So tar, the Army has given no Indication of its plans for the hospital for the fiscal year starting July Mississippi To Ignore Court Ruling JACKSON, Miss. (tP) — Railroad and bus stations won't be integrated in Mississippi despite a ruling of the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Mississippi Public Service Commission said yesterday. Railroads and bus companies are removing "white" and "colored" signs from rest rooms and waiting rooms. The ICC order goes Into effect Jan. 10. You Guessed It, Mostly Pennies LOS ANGELES Hi — Have you ever wondered how many of what kinds of coins go Into the Salvation Army's street corner kettles at Christmas time? A Salvation Army breakdown Monday showed by latest count, 30,748 pennies, 17,416 nickels. 16,442 dimes, 13,798 quarters, 4,098 half dollars, 2,468 dollar bills 97 S5 bills, 18 silver dollars, 17 $10 bills and 11 S20 bills. "We receive some substantial checks through the mails," said Lt. Col. Frank VVilmer, and, with the However, McClellan eitpecU third move to close it. McClellan wants the hospital used as an installation for retired service personnel and their dependents. There is no military hospita 1 for this type of patient. The senator's staff is assembling information on the number of re tired soldiers and sailors and their dependents who might be served by s«ch a hospital. Running Ahead Farm income in Arkansas con tinues to run well ahead of last year. Through Nov. 1, Arkansas farmers took in — from sales ol crops and livestock — S414.748. 000, compared with $408,161.000 foi the first 10 months of 1954. With a considerable part of a good 1965 cotton crop still to be sold, the 12-month total for. the year should climb above 1954's total of $559,452,000. A decline of about three per cent to gross farm income for the country as a whole is expected. As of Nov. 1. Arkansas was one of only 15 states showing a gain in farm income over last year. Other Crops With Arkansas' cotton and rice acreage allotments shrinking year by year, farmers have the problem of what to do with land taken out of the production of these crops. Rep. Gainings (D-Ark) said he's looking into other possible crops, including sesame, now grown chief if in China, India and Burma. Sesame seed to used commercially to salad or cooking oil, margarine, soap and perfumes. It has been grown recently in Texas, South Carolina, Kansas and CaMfornln. Federal Loan To Rebuild Church House WASHINGTON Ml — The government sent a notice yesterday that will make a happy Christmas announcement for members of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Blnck- well, Okla., which was destroyed by a tornado last May. The news Is that the Small Business Administration has made the church, a $66,800 disaster loan tor reconstruction. The tornado killed 25 persons and injured 20 when It roared through the community and destroyed 247 homes. Fifty-one farm houses and other buildings were destroyed in nearby Kay County. The church notified the SBA it planned larger facilities than it had before, nt a cost of around $150,000. The SBA has approved 53 disaster loans, for $512,170, in the Blackwell area, as a result of the tornado. Cnnslmas Jieaacjuarter FOR BOATING % FAMUIES BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 E. Main I'll. 3-1-10.) • JOHNSON UA-HOR5IS * GREAT '56 MOOIU mom 3 to M KP • tOATS • A COMPilTI UNI Of MAJtINI I Johnson SEA HORSES Paint Closeout i Prict Hibbard Hardwai* EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR t-Mi QUEENS — Two queens reign at the Charles G. Ross high school in R-l District. Miss Joan Ball was voted High School Queen in a program Deo. 9. Miss Jana Edwards (left) was voted queen in a beauty revue sponsored by the Home Economics Department Dec. 13. Little Girl, Born Armless, Legless, Takes First Steps WEST ORANGE, N. J. W) — The little blonde girl toddled slowly toward the gaily decorated Christmas tree — her first steps with her artificial legs. And with these steps, the future looked brighter for 2-yera-old Cynthia Ann Inman of Sherman. Texas, who was born without arms or legs. The lesson in learning how to use Vet Returns Dog to Girl JACKSONVILLE, Fla'. (/P)—It almost broke Penny Lee Bessett's heart when hr tiny Chihuahua dog became ill in July, didn't respond tti treatment and was taken away to be put to sleep. Kernel could jump and play without Injuring the 6-yenr-old girl, who was born crippled and wears leg braces. Veterinarian J. P. Young promised to watch for another little dog to take Kernel's place. Sunday,, he telephoned the mother Mrs. Ward A. Bessett he had just the dog. Penny and her mother went to get him. "This Is my Christmas present to you,'! said Dr. Young, putting a frisky Kernel In Penny's arms. He hnd nursed the dog back to health over a period of several weeks. the artificial limbs was a special present for Cindy, as she is called, and for her mother, Mrs. Vida Inman, 31. At most, Cindy took only four or five steps at the Kessler In- Rehabilitation here in the depots," the commissioners said. The commission can fine a public utility $50 a day for disobeying a commission order. The state has a criminal law which prohibits mixing the races. society." The organization hopes His Old Debts Bother Him CLATSKANIE, Ore, (#1 — Dave Coons, 72, a fanner, is looking for bill collectors. He said he wants to pay back some $23,000 that he owes because of business failures 20 to 30 years ago. He inserted an advertisement in a Portland newspaper's classifed section last week which said: "Wanted—all of my creditors from 1930 to date. I am ready to pay." But he hasn't received any bills. "It isn't that those folks are not still around," he complained, "I know lots of them are. Why I even owe the Oregonian $50." It was the Oregonian that carried his ad. to help 100,000 individuals and families In this area this week. Broken Main Floods Stores ST. LOUIS (.fl—Mayor Raymond R. Tucker said yesterday a proposal in the Board of Aldermen to exempt several thousand city em- ployes from civil service hits the "very group of municipal employes most in need of protection under the merit, system." An aldermanic committee last Friday recommended an . amendment to the city charter'which, if put into effect, would remove more than 2.000 city park, hospital and custodial workers from civil service and throw these jobs back into partisan patronage. Mayor Tucker said arguments on the committee's merit system proposal were "academic" because no bill has been introduced to submit such an amendment to the voters. "Economic oppotrunities for these .employes, generally speaking, are not as great as those in other positions," tne mayor said. "If they have no protection, the city would find it difficult to recruit stitute for Monday. But it was enough for a start, and enough to spark the hope that she won't grow up helpless. The people of Sherman have the gratitude of Mrs. Inman for their contributions to a "See Cindy J," Walk" fund. This is Cindy's fourth trip to the institute. She'll return with her ( mother when Cindy is 3 l / 2 to be fit- j •ted for artificial arms by the re- ; K habilitation experts. j *j Mrs. Irimnn said she was anx- i ™ ions for her husband, Lloyd, a j ^ powev company lineman, to see < ^ the progress made by Cindy. competent persons to these jobs." SALES POSITION Sears, Roebuck & CO. Sears has openings for ambitious men interested in a selling career. These positions offer all employe benefits and career advantages, which include profit sharing and paid vacations. Draw and commission method of compensation assures excellent earnings to agres- sive men. Experience desirable, but not necessary. Applicants must have a car, but out-of-town traveling not required. If you are between 23 and 38, in good health, and have a high school education, you are invited to apply in person to the local Manager at the Sears Catalog Sales Office,, 217 West Main Street, Blytheville, Ark., between the hours of 9 and 5. Stolen Sleigh Is Recovered SPOKANE, Wash. Wl — George Locher's open sleigh has been found. Locher told sheriff's deputies Saturday that his 60-year-old sleigh a high-runner two-horse model, through the snow. had boon stolen. A neighbor told she had spotted the sleigh only t block from where he h«d left it, tipped over but not damaged. Locher, who had promised i fre« ride to the finder and hii f«mlly, they'd soon be dashing said Attention! In Thursday's issue of The Courier News, McGregor Sweaters were erroneously listed under another name. This is to verify that McGregor Sweaters are sold exclusively at Mead's in Blytheville. t* '<*<*<# MEAD'S Keeps Sweeping Even at 101 FULTON, Ky. fa — For a long life, Mrs. Ethel Byrd recommends daily swing around the house with broom and duster. She celebrated her 101st birthday Monday by giving her room a vigorous cleaning. ' 'Housekeeping can be tiring sometimes, but it keeps me young and healthy," she said. The Gift He'll Appreciate Most HOLIDAY Package . ft III) 1 nave the tinest If. we nave bourbons wines liquors blends scotches Cordials champagne «*il Many come in b°autiful decant- S8 ers. All are gaily packaged. gr If you are in search of a unique gift for someone Special - Visit Our -onniMuer 6 Corner Where we have the finest of imported cheeses, nuts, appetizers and dcliacies. We even have imported candies for your children. Fin* Liquora AcroM From Moral Nobl« Forty Foods Ph. 2-2868 a tip fora top gift-give a From Mead's Give him a gift certificate From Mead's Available in any Amount — And he'll enjoy selecting his choice from America's Finest Brands of apparel The Only Exclusive Men's Start In Mississippi County OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. EVERY NIGHT UNTIL CHRISTMAS wro^

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