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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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BI-YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEW» FJIIDAT, MAT M, Arkansas Spuds Won't Ease Shortage in Shortage May Be Extended Till Mid-June LITTLE KOCK (AP) — A Little Hock produce wholesaler says that the Arkansas potato crop will not ease a shortage ot potatoes in the state. An Associated Press survey revealed yesterday that produce buy- pners do NOT expect the shortage to end before mid-June. Tlie shortage developed v.hen the Agriculture Department removed price supports on potatoes farmers reduced their acreage fear of low prices. One wholesaler said the Arkan crop dropped at least 800 acres this year. William L. Humphries, secrete ry-treasurer of the Arkamnfi Wholesale Grocers Association, sale! that the government's prediction that "supply will meet demand" Is "erroneous," He said thftt inventories are wiped out. Polato«« Unobtainable Produce wholesalers in Little Hock said *hey are unable to procure potatoes from nny of their •ources. One buyer said he hasn't had any potatoes in 60 days. Another said a carload arrived yesterday and were gone before noon. Concerning Black Markets John &. Bftgby, district information officer ot the Office.of Price Stflbllt- •aUoci, said several Investigations have been Instituted In the state for alleged over-the-eeiJing price •ales, but that no charges have been ftted. Spwb Sell High Thec« was at least one report of "over - the - ceiling price" potato Mtei. At Mnlvern, the Daily Record •aid potatoes are selling at 7 to 8 rente a pound. OPS ceiling prices »re act at 4.82 cents a pound. MoreCombatPay Issue Raised Thr*« Senators Plan Pu«h for Approval Before Session Ends COMPANY M GETS NKW VKJUCLK—Warrant Officer Qeorge Ford prepares to board the new Army slx-by-slx recently acquired by Company M, Blythevllle's National Guard unit, A new model, It Incorporates many improvements over the World War II models familiar to millions of veterans. Hydrmnntlc drive is the newest feature of this type of vehicle. Equipped with dual transmission, the two-and-one-linlf Ion truck has 16 forward speeds and four reverse. To the rear of the cab (visible over Mr. Ford's shoulder) U the "snorkel" exhaust pipe that permits the use of this truck underwater. Fur rapid conversion to "sea duty," only one lever in Ihe cab needs be pulled. These mode la are so equipped that if one of n group will .start, all will start. An electric cable carried under the seal can be plugged into Ihe roan of one vehicle and into the front of u stalled truck, power from the first will start the second. Bven the "beep-beep" horn of WWU six-by-six's has given way to nir horns. (Courier News I'liolo) Mississippi River Island Case Goes to State Supreme Court WASHINGTON OT—The politically-touchy issue of extra combat pay for men lighting In Korea was raised agfltn today. Sen. Monroney (D-Okla), Sen. (jpMrbman (D-AIn) and Sen. Moody (D-Mlch) served notice they would pu«K for congressional approval of 146 s month extra hazard pay below the present EflMlon ends. In a joint ktter to Chnlnnnn Rns- •el! CD-CM of the Senate Armed SiMritea Committee the three sen- fttOM MM: "W« hope your committee wHl gtr« thta matter urgent consideration. Tt» men In the foxholes can't watt," BmtH Support* Plan RuiMll Is known to support the eocohat pay proposal for frontline f«gh4«H and has named Em armed wrvk« subcommittee to examine t*>* whole system ot hazard or incentive pay. Bray campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, Russell could not be reached Immediately for comment. Originally the Senate attached the Korean combat pay proposal U> R bill to grant a cost-of-llving pay boost to all 314 million persons in th« armed servlcis. Compromte* Made House spokesmen reinsert to 1n- etuds thU In the Senote-Housc compromise and so It was dropped »ndar promise to consider it separately. The cost-of-Hving pay increase bill was passed and has become effective. The Senate trio .wld there now are nine different types of hninrd pay Including that to parachutists, submarines and pilots, and add?d: "Is tliore any service more hazardous than that of the GI In the foxholes? It seems to us utterly fantastic to have a system M pay differential bnsed on 'hazar tep.ve out tlie men actually fighting our war on the ground." LITTLE ROCK </P) — A legal wrangle over ownership of an is- Innd in the Mississippi River wns taken to the Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday by State Land Commissioner Claude A. liankln. Rankln asked the Court to prohibit Little Rock Chancellor Guy E. Williams from Interfering with his determination of the case. Rnnkln wns sued in Judge Williams' court by B. V. Klinble. who said he Is the rightful owner of some 1,500 acres of Hnrwood Island in Chicot county. Rnnkln hnd determined that the state owned Hie land and was preparing- to soil 11 J to a lumber company. Judge Williams enjoined Rankln from selling the land, and directed him to pay Into Piilrt.skl Chancery Court registry $3,000 which the Land Office hnd received from timber cut on the island. ftnnkln asked the Supreme Court to hold that Williams Is without Jurisdiction in the civsc. In another case, John L. Mother- shcail and others asked that Chancellor Andrew Fonder of Newport be directed to carry out a Supreme Court mandate In litigation Involv Ing the affairs of Polk-Southard Top Woman Red Comimny, a mining concern. Moth- V/J— ij—_ ..£ D<ix.^ crshead contemlcc! thnt Judge ' •CTIITl Or r Urge Japan, Red China Eye Trade Pact TOKYO (W, ~ Tokyo newspaper report n provisional contrnet wil be signed today In Peiplng for million pouixis f84 million dollars .sterling barter trnde between Japn niul Communist China. The papers, quoting the SIno Japanese Trade Promotion Associ ntion, tmicl former Councillor Kei Hoashk hnd messaged thnt both Japanese and Chinese negotiators n greed to the signing. Attorney Faces 'Bad Conduct' Charge Today Searcy Man Target Of Move to Disbar Him on Divorce Case SEARCY. Ark. W,~ A veteran Wilte County attorney today faced linrces of "gross unprofessional onduct" by the Arkansas Bar Rules Sommlltee, which asked that he be tsbarred. The committee, on agency of the tale Supreme Court,, filed suit In White County Circuit Court asking I Gordon Armltage of Searcy disbarred for his alleged part « 1050 divorce case here. The ommlttcc accused Arrnitage of per- letratlna forgery In the case. The Committee Baid It ha dob- nlncd "rcnsoimble ground to sub- lantlalc the charge" and nlso cited five other Instances ot alleged misconduct by the lawyer. Clirlsty Case Cited The divorce action cited by the Committee Involved George anc rene Christy who were divorcet by Chancery Court here March 20 010. The Committee said the case wai landled In this manner: Irene Christy filed complaint fo livorce through Armitage on Marcl 18, 1050. Later that day, Armitag Wed an entry of appearance pur portedly signed by Christy and den osltions executed by Mrs.. Christ •>nd her corroborating witness, Leo Brewer, Tlie document.? were notarized by Mrs. Gertrude Armitage, the attorney's wife, the Committee said. Action Takes Two Days Mrs. Christy obtained her divorce two days Inter, married Brewer here and left for Chicago. In November of 1050, tlie divorce was vacated on motion of Christy's attorney and without opposition from Armitage. Arkansas Nen>s Briefs— Siamese Twins Born to Negro Woman Die on Way to Hospital By The As&oclafcd Press PINE BLUFF—Dr. J. T. McAllister of pine Bluff said a. pair of Siamese twins were born to an 18-year-old Negro woman on her way to the Davis hospital here yesterday. He said the twin girls, Joined at, the,chest, were dead upon arrival at the hospital. They weighed a total of 10 pounds. The mother, Mrs. Gerland Robinson of Humphrey, Ark., Is "doing fine," the doctor said. Gen. Thomas Cross to Command Camp Cfraf/ee WASHINGTON—MaJ. Gen. Thomas J. Cross is the new commander of the Fifth Armored Division at Camp Chaffee, Ark. Cross' appointment was" announced last night by the Army. He recently returned from the Far East. Texas Gas firm Wants Higher Rates for Gas WASHINGTON—The Texas Gas Transmission Corporation wants to Increase wholesale rates on natural gas it supplies to eight retail firms by about 11 million dollars a year. The company yesterday asked the Federal Power Commission to authorize the Increase. Texas Qas said the boost was needed to meet high operating costs, and added it had not received a rate Increase in 10 years. MidSouth buys gas from Texas Gas to supply Helena, McGehec, Dermott, Lake Village, Eudora, Parkdale and Wilmont ,Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer were arrested in Chicago and charged with bigamy. The Committee charged that (he entry of appearance in the Christy cnsc "was not executed by George Christy, but was a forgery perpetrated by (lie defendant, Gordon Armitage. who induced another to commit forgery," 2 Koje Generals Are Reassigned TOKYO (IP)~ Gen. Mark Clark's headquarters tonight announced reassignment of Cols. Francis T. Dodd and Charles P. Colson, both demoted after the kidnaping of Dodd by Red prisoners on Koje Island, from Korea to new duties in Japan. Colson shifts from chief of staff of the First Corps to Ihe Japan Logistical Command. Dodd moves from duties at U. S. Eighth Army headquarters to the U. S. 16th Corps on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost Island. Fonder hnd not followed the hiRh court's decision of last Oct. 22 on nn appeal from Chancery Court. VIENNA (/I*/—Ana Pauker, friend Independence! of Stalin and possibly the most powerful woman In the Communist world, T.'tis reported here today to have been purged from her position as Romania's foreign minister. The mannish-looking 53-year-old woman, life-long Communist and daughter of a Jewish butcher, was reported also to have been relieved of her positions ns deputy prime minister and ns No. 2 Communist on the Romanian Politburo. flead Courier News Classified Ads More than 60 per cent of North Carolina's land Is In farms. 'Radio Raiders' Are Suspended 25 Cornell Students Admit Broadcasting Fake War Bulletins ITHACA, N.Y. M'j — Twenty-«r« Cornell University Btudetns who seized a university radio station and broadcast fake war bulletin! have been suspended Jor a year. The Faculty Committee on ardent Conduct announced last night 4 the suspensions would take effect Thursday. last dav «t classe*. Ten students, wearing- masks, controlled the eLudent - operated station WVBR for eight minutes Wednesday night after overpowering three student staff members. Another J5 students admitted participating. Tlie fake broadcast said European cities had been bombed and an air armada was approaching North America. Some "fainting and hysteria" was reported in women's dormitories but a college spokesman said there was "no panic." Nnmes of the students were not disclosed, in the group were sophomores, juniors and seniors. The faculty committee said all could take examinations and be credited for the year's work. The seniors will not be graduated until June, 1953, and othe other I students may not register again until that fail, the committee snid. STRAIGHT °">flflieRICflll BRAND STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY THE »MU1C»K blSTIUING COMMHT, 1IK. • fEUIM. III. Police Argue With Students Over Pictures CAMBRIDGE, M^S (<T) — The staff of Harvard University's im- dergrfulunln lieu-spacer. The Crkn-I son. yesterday vore described ?•*.[ "irrcsponsiWe hoys" Oy Cambridge's ] police rhicf but the president of the | Crimson charted the pMlce dc?Lroy- • ed a roll ot film from tht; niniera ; 01 a striff photographer, ! Chief patrJck P. Re;idy toM Tin- ! Associated Pvcs?. i\vo Crimson pho- i tographers and three 1 roporlcrs; present, during a May 15 clash he- • twcen Hirvard students and police i in Harvard Square were "hftstiEc to police and object'.om\b\e in manner," ! "Crimson photographers in jev- ! eral instances got in the wny of officers making arrests, greatly increasing the difficulties of the police," Ready said. Philip M. Cronin. president of the Crimsons, «a Id la st n Ighl th a t "Harvard University police <ind mn- ny Cambridge residents ave prepared to testify t'nnl the Crimson newsmen were con d u c t i n R them selves hi an cicc-rlv inannm 1 ." Chapter 4 in the story of a AAcCaul Retreaded Tire PREPARING THE TIRE FOR THE MOLD - - - The strip of cold rubber, which will mnlic the new trend, bus been completely fitted to the ciircnss. Now a heavy airing lube (shown at the left) is placed inside. Over the tube are placed curing rims whicb serve In hold the lube tightly in place :ui<l prevent it from blowing out. (Inside (he mold pressure in the (nbe will reach lYnni 125 to Ififl tbs.!) Then iliC- lire is all ready to he placed in (lie mold for the final slep. Springtime is U-Wing for the lightest and smartest shoes . Queen Pilots Jet Plane LONDON pn — Queen Mother Elizabeth confides that she piloted it Comet Jst airliner last week Et more than 600 miles an hour. 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