The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 25, 1956
Page 10
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PAGE TEH BLTTHEVILLE (AEK.) COUHIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 19M Arkonsons In Washington Fulbright Cites Arkansas' Growth in Industrialization By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark) pin-pointed in the Senate the other day the story of how Arkansas and the South are beginning to make significant progress toward industrialization. . . His thesis was that the South no longer is an economic problem — rather il is an economic frontier. What he meant is that Arkansas and other southern states have the resources, the manpower the potential for industrial growth needed to balance its present agriculture economy, Arkansas has vast water and timber resources, water for making electricity and for indus- trjsl use; timber /or paper mills and for making rayon cord; it has rivers for navigation; it has oil. gas and coal; and It has manpower. Therefore, Fulbright said, Arkansas and the South have "a challenge to develop our potentials to reach the national level of economic development." Fulbright presented statistics show that Arkansas' output of electric energy increased 2,850 per cent from 1939 to 1954, compared with a national increase of 318 per cent. For the same period, expenditures of manufacturers for new plants and equipment in Arkansas increased 763 per cent, compared with a national increase of 505 per cent. Despite the gains, Fulbright said Arkansas still is below the national level 01 economic well-being. - In 1954 Arkansas' per capita income was $9f9, compared with a 1 national average of $1,770. And the average hourly* earning manufacturing for 1954 was $1.25 for Arkansas and $1.81 for the United States. rulbright said the staff of his Senate Banking Committee will •oon complete a study of the economic and financial status of Arkansas and other southern states. Some of his aides look for this ttudy to point to the Importance "In Arkansas of developing more water power sites and opening the Arkansas River for navigation which would mean low transportation rates (or industry. Mat. Qen. John R. Hardin, U.S. Army Engineer for the Mississippi " River division, made an Interest^ Ing point on navigation at a recent hearing that is right down Arkansas' alley. He told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that water navigation attracts industry and in Urn this industry greatly in-; creases rail and truck transporta tion Into the area. Hardin's point at the time was that water transportation helped rather than harmed rail and truck transportation. Fulbright made, it clear that javor beckoning industry to the area because of lower wages. Rather, he said, he wants south* ern wages raised to the national level. Arkansas may be an inland state, but Its people travel abroad. Figures from the U. S. Passport Estes Kefauver Will Speak At Portia Rally WALNUT RIDGE. Ark. Ifi— Sen. Estes Kefauver will speak at the annual Independence Day celebration, at Portia, near here, on July 4, A. C. Osburn, chairman of the program committee for the event, said Monday. The Tennessee senator is an active contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. Adlai E. Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic candidate, who's seeking the nomination again this year, visited Arkansas last December. He hunted ducks near Jerome and was guest at a barbecue. Office show that for the first three months of this year 619 Arkansans have received passports for travel in foreign lands. The national total for the period was 142,418. AFBFPrexyHits Federal Farm Aid Programs MEMPHIS (/PI—The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation says government help has "nearly destroyed incentive among farmers." Speakinn at a railroad convention Monday, Charles Shuman of Sullivan. 111., said: "A lot or farmers think they have a right to a decent Income. They're wrong. They only have the right to earn a decent income." Agriculture, he said, should be put back on the free enterprise and incentive system. "We must go back on the free enterprise and incentive system. "We must go back to producing what the consumer needs and .what he can use. Economic law cannot be replaced by political action." Shuman praised President Eisenhower for vetoing the "hodge-podge farm bill thrown together by Congress." LEARN HAIR DRESSING EAGLE BEAUTY SCHOOL 6 Days Each Week or 2 Nights Weekly and All Day Saturday For Complete Information PHONE POPLAR 3-3262»i,YTHEVTLLE Air Conditioner Specia For 30 Days Only! V/ 2 H.P. AIR CONDITIONER (the average 4 room nouse!) 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GUlilalid. | president of the while group, said! both organization* will be asked toj approve a new constitution. I About 60 white ministers and I about. 30 Negro ministers would bei affected. j 2 Children Die In House Fire LITTLE ROCK (/Pi— Two Negro Infants burned to death yesterday In a blaze that quickly destroyed their 4-room frame home on the outskirts of Little Rock. Two other children were carried to safety by their mother. Mrs. Nexdene Heneon, mother ot the children, wild «he was In the kitchen when she suddenly noticed the front room was ablate. She said she carried 21-month- old Mary Emma Henson and 4- month-old Glorias Henson out of the burning house. The house was enveloped by flames before she could return for two other children, 4-year-old Zetta Lee Henson and 3-year-old Ricky Allen Henson. Cause of the fire was not known. Sawmill Burnt CAMDEN, Ark. W—Fire attributed to sparks from a burning saw- dust pile destroyed Tat« Brothers sawmill at nearby Falrview early yesterday. Walter Tat«, one of the owners, estimated the loss »t 535,000. Lee Gets Answer j To Tax Question j I SALT LAKE CITY MB — Gov. J. Bracken Lee, who refused to pay | part of his Federal income tax and | then asked the government what it: was going to do about it, got his an-; swer Monday: a copy of tax col- ! lection regulations from the U. S. Treasury. ; Lee is withholding payment of I taxes on income of his which is not : subject to withholding tax. He ! wants to force a court test of Con-: gress' right to use the tax money, for foreign aid — something he; maintains is unconstitutional, along! with the tax itself. Lee says he got the booklet when he asked Treasury Secretary Humphrey to elaborate on an earlier statement that Lee's taxes would be collected "in the usual and customary manner ... by filing a lien and levying 1 on assets." 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