The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 21, 1955
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PLYTHEVILLB' (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY «1, 1968 House Passes Bill Okaying Power Plant at Ozark LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Three northwest Arkansas rural electric cooperatives would be given a go ahead signal for a $10,500,000 steam electric generating plant at Ozark under a bill passed unanimously in the House yesterday. Commodity And Stock Markets- N«W York Cotton Mar 3459 May 3489 July 3508 Oct 3485 Dec 3507 3460 3456 3492 3487 3510 3504 3491 3483 3511 3505 3459 3491 3504 3491 3511 N«w Orltans Cotton Mar 3456 3460 3455 3460 May 3486 3492 3486 3491 July 3506 3510 3506 3510 Oct 3483 3493 3482 3 Chicago Soybeans Mch ... 272 272>/ 2 " May ... 2693/ 4 270^/4 July ... 268 268 Sep ... 252 252 '/< 272 269% 268 25PA 252 & 268'/4 Chicago Corn Mch ... 155 155'/ 8 May 154V, 157% 1571/4 156% 154% 157 Chicago Wheat Mch ... 229% 2301/2 May ... 226 226% 230!4 2261,4 ... 174 5-8 ... 67 1-8 ... 493-4 ...107 ... 685-8 ... 116 1-2 ... 48 ... 96 1-4 ... 81 3-4 New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .... N Y Central 34 1-4 Int Harvester 37 1-4 Republic Steel 79 Radio 39 3-8 Socony Vacuum 51 5-8 Stud-Pak 13 3-4 Standard of N J 108 5-8 Texas Corp 86 Sears 76 1-4 U S Steel 71 1-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. W>—tUSDA)—Hogs 9,500; steady to weak; bulk 160-220 Ib 17.50-18.00; choice No. 1 and 2 at 18.75; 220240 Ib 17.00-75; largely 17,50 down; 240-270 Ib 16.00-17.00; few to 17.25; 280-325 Ib 15.50-16.00; 130-150 Ib 18.00-17.25; sows 400 Ib down 15.0050; heavier sows 14,25-75- boars 10.00-12,50. Cattle 800, calves 400; steers largely commercial to good kind 17.00-22.00; fairly steady ; utility and commercial continuing at 10.00-12.00; canners and cutters 7.60-10.00 with some light weight canners 7.00: utility and commercial bulls 12.50-14.00; canncr and cutter bulls 9.00-12.00; good Jo choice vealers 24.00-31.00; few prime individuals 33.00; commercial and low good vealers 17.0023.00; commercial and good slaughter calves 16.00-20.00. REDS (Continued from Page 1) He did not give any names. Castillo Armas said authorities knew of several trips by the plotters to countries where officials 'of the Arbenz regime are living and that undoubtedly these exiles had aided in planning the coup. Although personally popular with the people, Castillo Armas has had to contend with a number of conspiracies. In recent weeks, grumbling against his government has increased. There have been complaints that the cost of living was too high, that the administration was overloaded with bureaucrats, and that were too quick into jail. The bill was the first of three . neither, of the others without opposition — hitting at privately- owned utilities which the House adopted and >sent to the Senate. The Senate also passed a utility measure: A comparatively mile bill restricting the practice of increasing rates by posting of a bond to guarantee possible refunds if the increase should be wholly or partly disallowed after hearings. The other House bills would insure a rural electric co-operative the perpetual right to serve a territory it once had been alloted and would force privately-owned utili' ties to justify before the Public Service Commission expenditures passed on to consumers as part of the cost of service. Result of Court Fight ne steam plant bill and the territory allocation bill are direct results of court fights in which private utilities defeated co-operatives . Rep. Jack Yates of Ozark, author of both measures, recalled to the House that.the Arkansas Supreme Court had ruled, the co-ops which planned to build the generating plant and transmission facilities could not sell the power to a government agency. The House approved, 95-0, his proposal to cancel the Court-cited provision that a co-operative may sell only to its members. Yates told his colleagues that a Rural Electrification Administration loan for construction of the proposed Ozark plant is still committed if the legal obstacle is removed. The other Yates bill stemmed from a Supreme Court ruling that a Jackson County co-op had to cease serving an area it originally was assigned annexed after the territory to Newport, from which the Arkansas Power & Light Co. held a franchise. This bill passed 71-16. The third anti-utility bill approved in the House was written by Rep. Clayton Little of Ben ton County. It would direct the Public Service Commission to eliminate from the total of expenditures on which a utility bases Its rates to consumers any charge found not justified for "efficient and economical service." 2 lo 1 Margin Costs of advertising designed to convince the public that a rate increase was justified would be specifically forbidden. Little's bill was adopted 61-28 The Senate bill, introduced by Sens. Clifton Wade of Fayetteville and Max Howell of Little Rock, would set up conditions under which the bond provision could be invoked in rate making. The Senate adopted a, complex bill designed to rapidly expand the industrial development of Arkansas. The bill, authored by Sen. James B. Baker Jr. of West Helena, would set up a state commission to coorciinnte the work toward bringing more industry into Arkansas. It also would permit the organization of local industrial development corporations to help a specific city or area to get new industry, set up a revovlving loan fund to aid in financing 1 the search for more factories, and set out the overall state program of industrial expansion. Also passed by the Senate was a bill by Sen. Roy Milum of Harrison to reorganize the vocational rehabilitation program of the state in order to take advantage of increased federal grants-in-aid for teaching trades to disabled persons. STEELE Reds Reveal Sentences TOKYO M—Peiping radio said today II "armed agents" dropped U. S. planes over south China 1D52 have been sentenced to deuth and 10 others to prison terms. Red China frequently has accused the United States of drop- local authorities ping Chinese Nationalist agents, to throw people but the U. S. State Department has denied such activities. Are You Going to Buy a Gift? . , . Do You Have a Special Occasion Coming Up in the Near Future? .... A Birthday...Anniversary . . , Valentine . . . Mother's Day . . . Father's Day . . . Graduation .or Juit » gift for your loved one ... If so why not make that dollar »o further by taking advantage of Thompson Jewelers January Clearance Sale Y«i will find lop quality brand Watches, Diamonds, Rings, Coftmne Jewelry, Silverware, and Glftware at unbelievable tow price*, In some cases below actual cost, Saw At You Merer Savtd Before At THOMPSON JEWELERS 114 W. Main St. (Continued from Page 1) age. Outer doors are equipped with "panic locks" which open from the inside although locked agains/ outside intrusion. The I. B. M. time regulator is in use in calls to classes. Superintendent Riley F. Knight pointed with pride to improvements of the school plant, its costs, and the cooperation that supported the program. He stated that the cost of the new high school building was a bit less than $103,000. The new high school building will be quarters for science, English, social science, mathematics and homemaking classes. Admin' istrative offices are also located in it. Bunds Soon Expire In the suite of administrative offices is located, a large built in vault with a depository and file cabinets for records and office supplies. Bonds of the new grade school building, constructed in 1948, will be paid off in 1962 and more units to the new high school building are then planned. The old high school building has undergone many changes and improvements during the past few months. A change in dividing walls has made larger rooms and added to class room facilities.. Better rest rooms have been provided. At the gymnasium, built in 1938, numerous improvements are noted. Most important, it was stated, was the recondition of rest rooms. The music and band classes have seen moved from the gymnasium the former home economic building. Enlarging of rooms and rearrangement of interior has been made to meet their requirements. In this building and department, facilities pointed out as badly needed and now provided, are lockers, shelves for; instruments and files for music. A mothproof, cedar lined closet is provided for band uniforms. New Equipment The work shop of the vocational building has been rearranged With more room, shelf space for hand tools and filing cabinets. Some new equipment has been added. The vocational class room is now equipped with new tables and chairs. The ' oia grade school building, which has long been looked upon is a problem, now provides lunch 'oom and banquet facilities. Several times in the past it has jeen on the calendar for disman- teling. Now it is expected to last several years more. The lunch or banquet room provides seating and tables for 150. Five hundred or more students are served here each day with lunches at 20 and 25 cents. The correspondent's inspection tour was extended to the Negro school at Maplewood. In this school four main rooms provide class rooms for eight grades. The present enrollment is around 2CO. The school has four teachers and transportation by bus is provided. Drinking fountains and lavatories Have been added to their equipment. The school rooms were well kept, and it was apparent that the children were being well advised as ;o their appearance and order. One thing apparent throughout the inspection tour was the stride toward efficiency. The remodeling program of the past summer and fall, is with the officials, regarding as successful as hoped for. They believe it can be understood and realized by patrons and taxpayers. District Retail Sales 15 Per Cent Over Last Year ST. LOUIS (£>—Department store •sales last week in the Eighth Federal Reserve District totaled 15 per cent above the same week of 1954, witch each reporting area showing large gains. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis attributed part of the increase to adverse weather conditions in the corresponding week of 1954. The St. Louis area was up 10 per cent; Louisville, Ky., area 18 per cent; Memphis. Tenn., 32 per cent; Little Rock, Ark., 20 per cent; and eight smaller cities combined, 25 per cent. District volume for the past four weeks was up 10 per cent over the same period of 1953-54, with each area reporting gains. ELECTION Continued from Page 1 in Bowen Township according to record^ at the Sheriff's office. The petition calling for the local option election was filed in the office of the county court clerk on Nov. 18, 1954. According :o the records, a response to the petition was filed by Homer Bes- narse. Response In his response, which was filed for him by Claude F. Cooper, Bly- ;heville attorney, it was charged, among other things, that the peti- ;ion did not contain the names of 15 per cent of the qualified voters of Mississippi County, that it did not contain the names of 15 per cent of the qualified voters of Bowm Township, that some of the signers did not list their addresses ,o be within Bowen Township, and :hat Bowen Township is not an incorporated municipality. However, on Jan. 15, Judge Deer's order calling for the election was tiled in the County Court Clerk's office. The "Bowen Township Drys" is an organization headed by Tom Grimes as chairrrian and Jerry Prankum as secretary-treasurer. Bowen Township extends north- vard to the Arkansas-Missouri state line, west to Big Lake, east ,o the old Pemiscot Bayou and is joined on the south by Half Moon Township. COSTA RICA (Continued from Pac* 1) Puerto Soley, one of the first invasion points, is a Pacific coastal hamlet about six miles southwest of La Cruz., Launching its major peace-preservation effort, the five-nation commission of the Organization of American States dispatched 23 officers to patrol the neutral buffer zone 18 miles long and six miles wide which the commission established yesterday along the border north of the fighting area. In accepting the neutral zone proposal, both Costa Rican President Jose Figueres and Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza agreed to keep their troops out of the area and their planes out of the air above It. Somoza already has announced he would intern any of the Costa Rican rebels chased across his border. The demilitarized area runs athwart the rebels' natural escape route, between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua. A-Sub Continues Historic Tests Under Water GROTON, Conn. W—The nuclear submarine Nautilus slipped down into the heaving Atlantic Ocean yesterday in the first atomic-powered submarine drive in history. She went down at 1:39 p. m.. and remained submerged for an hour, under the direction of Lt. William H. Layman, of San Diego, Calif., ship's diving officer. The Navy gave no further details. The dive was made in rough sea and high winds south of Montauk Point, Long Island, after extensive ' surface tests. j The Navy said the Nautilus was I scheduled to make further dives I today — first anniversary of her aunching and christening by Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower in a Gen-1 eral Dynamics Corp., boat yard' here. U.S. Officials Believe Russians Still Hold 20 Gl's in Slave Labor Camps BERLIN W—U.S. officials speculated today thai perhaps a score of American soldiers and Navy fliers still may be trapped In Soviet slave labor camps. The Army disclosed that 12 American soldiers have been missing from Berlin for a considerable length of time, one for more than five years. The Army said it has no information on their whereabouts, but officials said some or all may be in the Kremlin's arctic camps, lost among hundreds of thousands of men and women of all nationalities. Eight airmen from a Navy Privateer shot down in the Baltic in 1950 also may be in the camps. John H. Noble, of Detroit, who was released two weeks ago after nine years in captivity, said he had heard eight men of the crew of 10 had been rescued by the Soviets and were being held. The return yesterday of Pvt. William A. Verdine, of Starks, La., from six years of captivity cleared up only those three cases the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has been prodding the Kremlin about in recent months. Pvt. William T. Marchuk, of Norristown, Pa., was released with Noble and is now in the guardhouse here facing possible court-martial. Verdine was promptly hospitalized on his release. Army doctors said he would need treatment before he could be interrogated. He is under arrest pending an inquiry into his reason for not returning to his unit in West Germany since Feb. 3, IMS. The list of missing soldiers includes one absent since midsummer of 1948. He is Pvt. William J. Peterson, of Beaufort, N.C. Others on the roll of missing are: Pvt. Arthur Boyd Jr., New York City, missing since Nov. 9 1953; Pvt. Prr.ncls F. Bunting. Barnes- vllle, Ohio; Pvt. William D. Clayton, Richmond, Va., March 26, 1952; Pvt. Harold Haley, Dorchester, Mass., Dec. 2, 1952; Cpl. Edward Hoban, no home address given, July 23, 1951; Pfc. Robert J. Petee, no home address. May 16, 1951; Pvt. Charles J. Scott, no home address, Dec. 4, 1051; Pvt. Arthur T. Shearer, Washington. D.C.. June 27, 1952; Pvt. Sidney P. Sparks, Augusta, S.C., Dec. 4, 1851; Pvt. George Stables, Jersey Shore, Pa., May 28, 1951; Pvt. Raymond H. Hutto, whose mother lives at Orlando, Pla.. and his father at Princess Anne, Md. The Army said Hutto escaped from his guard while on the way to an Army hospital last June 28. Later the East German Communist news agency said he had asked for political asylum. He has not been heard from since. First modern census was taken in Canada in 16fi6. Census taking was a function of the ancient governments of Egypt. Greece, and Rome, for taxation and military purposes. RED CHINA Continued from Page 1 trip. Hammarskjold also told tary of State Dulles, when he conferred with him in Washington thli week, that he had received assurances of the well-being of the prisoners. There was no indication here as to what assurances Ham- marskjold received. No member of Hammarslcjold's party, however, went to see the prisoners personally. The U.N. is leaving It up to the United States to info/m the families of the men of these assurances. It was believed here that if any of the relatives desired to see the prisoners they would have to act first to get visas and then they might work through the U.N. to make arrangements for a trip. The secretary general from the beginning of his mission has had uppermost in his mind the anxiety of the families about the health and the condition of the Americans and it is believed he made a special effort to inquire on that point and then he received the assurances of their well-being. There was no Indication from any U.N. official today whether any progress had been made toward releasing the prisoners or commuting their sentences. Safety Rail Car Here on Tuesday Frisco Railway's new safety instruction car will be on public display at the depot here Tuesday and Wednesday, Frisco officials announced today.. The new safety instruction car, Which contains various types of hand brakes, switches, couplers and steam and air hose rack, is being brought here fcr instruction purposes for the training of Frisco personnel but will also be open for public inspection. Panama Relaxes State of Siege PANAMA (/P)—Panama's' National Assembly last night relaxed the state of siege imposed after the slaying of President Jos| Antonio Remon 19 days ago. But It author- | ized police to continue making ar-1 rests without warrants until Jan. 31. The Assembly restored such constitutional provisions 1 as freedom of assembly and travel, which were suspended during the search for Remon's assassins. mencan, NON-CANCELLABLE PROTECTION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Ages 1 Day to 80 Years Pays Liberal Cash Benefits For Hospital and Surgical Expenses American Insurance Co. of Texas Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3 ' 3319 Read Courier News Classified .-id.' & fro • | \$*jr 1^^^\ R " ira S2¥3CXl Attend at Church of the Nazarene First and Sycamore HEAR Rev. J.W. Short EVANGELIST — 33 years as district supervisor — Organizer of 150 Nazarene Churches — Fifty years of service in the Ministry —Services— Rev. J. W. Short 7:30 p.m. Sot.: "Holiness — God's Preparation for Christ's Return" 10:45 a.m. Sun.—"Faithfulness Required" 7:30 p.m. Sun—"The Value of a Soul" -Public Invited- . J. LOUIS EMMERT, Pastor is the last day! For You to Take Advantage of Mead's JANUARY SALE • Tremendous Savings in Every Department! • All Nationally Advertised Men's Apparel • Sale Prices End Saturday, January 23rd

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