The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 13, 1953
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i 1»A6W KOHT (AKK.) COUKLKK M*Wi BATUKJJA*, JUNK 13, 195J Hospital Men Called on Carpet L*gr*lativ« Council WanH to Ask About Idle Floor Spact LITTLE ROCK Iff) — Arkansas State Hospital officials will be called on the carpet before the State Leg- illative Council on July 10 to explain an unused floor of a building at the Institution's Benton unit. The Council adopted a resolution yesterday requesting an explanation of the vacant floor from Dr. Clcve Odom, hospital superintendent, and] the Hospital Board of Trustees. Rep. J. A. Gipson of Saline County has said he would ask Gov. Cherry to discharge Odom in connection with the superintendent's management of the Benton unit. He also has said he will file a suit to recover money he claims was spent on the Little Rock unit when it was appropriated for use at Benton. In other action yesterday, the Council sent to a committee a charge that teachers are not receiving edditiona money voted for their salaries by the 1953 Legislature., Rep, Clayton Little of Benton County said he had heard that some districts had created new posts and wers using the money to pay these flalaries. He asked the State Education Commissioner to make a full report on how these funds were being spent. The Council sent the request to its Education Committee. Another resolution, by Sen. Tom Allen of Brlnkley, calling for a Jot classification study of state em- ployes, also was sent to a committee by the Council. Gov. Cherry has suggested the employe study. The Council fixed its director'; •diary at $5,500 annually. The Leg- "M1SS BLYTHEVILLE" FINALISTS — The five finalists from which Doris Bean, "Miss BIythevllle of 1953," was chosen last night are shown during the Judging above. Left to right are Ann Hindman, Freda Smith, Doris Bean, Delores Parker and Rosemary Monaghan. (Courier News photo) Isature had set the maximum salary for the post, to be filled by Assistant Director Marcus Habrook on July 1 at $6,000. Two Blytheville Girls Attend State FHA Meet Two members of the Blytheville chapter of Future Homemakers of America will attend a leadership training conference, at Southern State College at Magnolia next week. They are Carolyn Wren and Peg- By Rowe, who were elected delegates by other FHA members. Carolyn Is parliamentarian of the chapter here and Peggy Is historian of the federation chapter. The conference will begin Monday and continue through Friday. Chinese Report Spring Famine HONG KONG (fl>>—The Chinese Communist radio at Chungking says the farmers In a huge rice area in Bzechwan province are conquering a "serious spring famine." The area, bound by the Yangtze »nd Kialinf rivers and the towns of Chungking, Wanhslen and Paoning, is triangular shaped and Is about 200 miles deep and 300 miles across at Its base, the radio said. The broadcast referred to it as a "disaster area" but said the peak of the famine had passed. Old Man Saved String, And Money SPRINGFIELD, 311. UB—An ec centric, little old man who save string and old light bulbs als saved money — some $250,000 • was disclosed in probate court yes terday. Huge balls of twine and thou sands of old electric light bulb were found in the home of Elme John DeCastro when he died las Jan .13. There was no outward eyi dence indicating he was wealthy All who knew DeCastro bellevet ; Was penniless. The shabbil; dressed old man — he was in hi: 70's — was given food by sympa .hetic neighbors. He also got free ineals in restaurants. DeCastro had not worked for the ,ast 20 years. He had worked as a .nborer and at various times as a store clerk. He walked the streets ils main hobby the collection o the bulbs and twine. He would ex )lain that the metal base of the iiilbs would some day be valuable; .he twine would always be useful The official inventory of his es- .ate disclosed that he had $155,100 n cnsh In R bank safety deposil box; $1,082 in nn active bank ac- -ount and stock holdings with an estimated value of between $75,000 and $100,000. Court officials specu- ated that DeCastro made his mon- ;y on the stock market. DeCastro is survived by a broth- ir, Leslie, and a sister, Vassie L Rutherford, of nearby Jackson- ille. He left them a piece of property in St. Louis County, Missouri But records showed he had sole the property, • His will specified his money should be held in trust for 20 year? after his Brother's death. Then it CARRIES A BIG STICK—A conductor's baton is nothing new to eight-year-old Giannella De Marco of Rome, who has just completed a successful tour of European cities, conducting symphony orchestras. Shown surrounded by symphonic scores, little Giannella is slated for an American tour_in the near future. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark; SUNDAY & MONDAY ADVENTURE... in r«volt-torn Ghandgharl THUNDERS COST *O*K-»* EVERETT«w by CHARLES VIDOR X...-.PI.J b, JO SWEflLING• *««•!•« hy GEORGE TABOSI •M FREDERICK HUUtT BRENNM. <t*m*« t*M * ut« MW**** Negro Fined $50 For Assault in Knifing Case On a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, Willie Moore, Negro, was found guilty and fined $50 and costs in Municipal Court this morning, with $25 of ,thc flne suspended during good behavior. Moore was charged with knifing another Negro, Howard Martin, at an Ash Street Cafe Wednesday. In an allied case, Martin pleaded guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace and was fined $25 and costs. The case of Marshal P. Wheat, charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Sandy Newbern, Negro, who was killed instantly last Saturday when struck on Highway 18 east of Armorel by a pickup truck driven by Wheat, was continued until next Saturday. J. H. Battles, Jr., entered a plea of guilty to charges of obtaining persona] property by false pretense and was fined $25 and costs. An appeal was granted with bond set at $50. Anselmo Beinal forfeited $35 bond on a charge of operating a vehicle without a drivers license. No action was Uken on .1 charge of receiving stolen property placed against Jesse Franklin. The charge was levied In connection with a stolen bicycle. TRUCE Ike's Birthplace Termed Firefrop DENISON, Tex. (#} — President Eisenhower's birthplace has been termed a flretrap. A team of fire-hazard investiga- ors, making a routine inspection of ,he little white house In this North Texas city where Mr. Eisenhower vns born, discovered: A serioufi gas leak in an nnlique cookstovc. Two open chimney flues. A weakened .structural cqndition insert by a previous fire which :harved wnlls ol n bedroom nnd hall. They recommended painting in- erior walls with fire-reslstrtnt paint. illing chimney holes with concrete md replacing the roof with fire- wool material. The birthplace is now a national hrine. (Continued from Page 1) efforts to prevent injustices from being inflicted on our allies." Rhee spent Saturday in the presidential mansion overlooking Seoul while tens of thousands of South Koreans demonstrated noisily in the Korean capital and other cities against an armistice that would leave korea divided. Preident Eisenhower said in a letter to Prime Minister Nehru of India that he earnestly hopes the prisoner agreement "will speedily lead to an armistice and just peace in Korea and to a relaxing of world tensions." Eisenhower made the statement after Nehru congratulated -him on his "wise and generous" part in concluding the prisoner exchange agreement which wiped out the last mnjor barrier to a truce. India will be chairman of the five-nation repatriation commission to handle prisoners who refuse to return home after an armistice is signed. Meanwhile, Sweden named Even Grafstrom, the country's former U.N. delegate and now ambassador to Mexico, as its chief representative on the four-nation commission to supervise the armistice. It also ordered the defense staff to organize a 50-man delegation to serve on the prisoner repatriation commission. Gen. Paik Sun Yup, chief of staff of South Korea's 16-dlvision army, flew from his Taegu headquarters to confer with ROK military commanders on the Eastern Front Saturday. He was scheduled to return to Seoul to spend the night. Obituaries Mrs. Joe Meyers Dies in Memphis; Rites Held There Services for Mrs. Jo« Meyers, 3 who died Thursday night at Baptist Hospital In Memphis, were conducted yesterday at National Funeral Home in Memphis by Rabbi Alfred Vise and Rabbi Goodman of Memphis, Burial was in Baron Hirsh Cemetery in Memphis. Born In Alexandria, Poland, Mrs. Meyers came to the United States when she was 17 and resided in Gunnison, Miss., prior to moving to Blytheville. She was a member of Temple Israel here. Widow of the late Joe Meyers, she Is survived by five stepchildren, Adolph and Max Meyers, Mrs. Phil Hassell, Mrs. Jake Simon and Miss Sophie Meyer, all of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Sllverman of Blytheville, Mrs. s. Skora of Chicago: and a nephew, Louis Lansky, of Bytheville. Pallbearers were to be Walter Rosenthal, Morris Zellner, Sidney Platt, Lloyd Florman, Richard Jiedel, of Blytheville, and Louis Applebaum of Memphis. Rites Conducted For Lena Hite Services for Lena Hfte, 64, who died Sunday night at her home in Osceola, were conducted yesterday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Osceola by Rev G. A. Jones. Burial was to be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Hite of Osceola and Mrs, Louis Thompson of St. Louis; three sons, Isaac Hite of Las Vegas, Nev., Austin Hite of St. Louis and Herbert Hite of Omaha, Neb. Shell Diving Is Stopped PAPEETE, Tahiti (/P)—The ctir- ent diving season in the pearl-shell itolls of the Taumotu Archipelago s to be the last for an undetermin- rie number ol years. The lagoons will be closed to permit propagation of lew varieties of mother-of-pearl >ysters. The native shell is the black-lip r ariety, now sadly depleted. Scien- ista of the French Colonial Govern- icnt are reported considering intro- inction of the regal gold-lip shell rom the Solomons, or perhaus the nulti-colored types found in the 'ersian GuLT. lould be turned over to the North- ilnster Presbyterian Church in acksonville to establish or sup- ort a home for aged men and 'omen. Negro Deaths Willie J. Harris Services for Willie J. Harris. 48, who died Thursday at his home on Sales Street, will be conducted Momlny afternoon at 2 o'clock at St Paul Baptist Church by Rev. H. Boykin, pastor. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. ' He is survived by his wife. Beeches Harris. Caston Funeral Home is in charge. Nephew of Former Resident Is Killed The nephew of a former Blythe- viile and Osceola resident was killed in Olive Branch, Miss., yesterday when he was run over by a dragline tractor driven by his father. Winton Reid, Jr., 15, was killed when his rather started a tractor he was oiling. His father did not know the boy was working on the tractor. Services were held today in Pittsboro, Miss. Young Held is the nephew of Everet Reid of Kennett, Mo., forr merly of Blytheville anil Osceola. Charles Hodo Services for Charles Hodo, 60, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home In Osceola yesterday, wil 1 be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday In Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church by Rev. Harvey Preston, pastor. Burial will be In Pilgrim Ees' Cemetery with W. F. Cobb Funeral Home in .charge. Survivors include his wife and £ brother. Bows Start Hot Dispute TAIPEH. Formosa f/P)—Quite a controversy has developed on Formosa as to whether It Is idolatry for a Christian to bow before a portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, founder of the Republic of China. The controversy, which has been going on behind the scenes, has sprung into the open with letters to the editors. Many Christian students hold that it is idolatry to bo\v before the statues or pictures of Dr. Sun. Nonsense, said the Ministry of Education. Students in public schools, ns are all Chinese citizens at all public heetin.cs and ceremonies, are required to bow before Dr. Rim to show their' loyalty to the nation. F^fF^fTl ? '•*'$$/'' CUNNAR GUNS IT—Intent upon the territory ahead of him, 10-year-old Gunnar Kahn whips his miniature motorcycle around Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden. The bike, which holds about half a quart of fuel, was built by Gunnar's father. HISTORIC CALF—The first calf to be born in America from frozen semen is shown with her mother on Hill's Farm at Janesville, Wis. With the animals is Berlyn Gruber, inseminator. The artificial breeding process was made possible through research by the Wisconsin Scientific Breeding Institute in cooperation with the American Foundation for the Study of Genetics. If further proved successful the process will mean fewer but better sires will be used to produce many more offspring, producing better dairy products for the American table. NEW MANILA, ARK. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 "Your Community Center" Don't Miss! s EXTERMINATING CO. Call 8233 Enjoy Cool, Air-Conditioned Comfort Air Conditioned by Refrigeration SUNDAY & MONDAY ZOST f OVND PERSONAL « do a WHALE of a Adt placed before 9 a.m. will appear iam« day. All classified advertising payable In advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS For centuries, people have trl« to find the body ot Alarlc I and th( treasure believed to have been burlei' with him 1,500 years a^o under the' waters of the Busento river In south, ern Italy. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark, SATURDAY "Thunder In God's Country" Rex Allen & His Horse Ko-K< SAT. OWL SHOW "The Gambler & The Lady" Dane Clark & Naomi Chance MOX In Wesf Blyfheville Air Conditioned by Refrigeration Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1: Always A Double Feature SATURDAY Double Feature ALSO CARTOON Mystery Island Serial SAT. LATE SHOW THE'OEVlllS OWN BROOD./ ION CHANEY • MARTHA O'DRISCQLl JOHN CARRADINE • LIONEL ATWILL Pete Smith Cartoon Kong of Congo Serial SUNDAY & MONDAY Double Feature DANA ANDREWS CARIA BALENDA CLAUDE RAINS «•;,<, FHIUP CARTOON.& SHORT Television SERVICE ANT MAKE PHILCO FACTORY f A 8y«tenn for Site or K«nt SERVICE! Blaylock's N. Highway 61 Ph, SITS

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