The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 1, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 1, 1955
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TUESDAY, I'BBRUART 1, 196B BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE In Arkansas Assembly Legislative Battle Between Power Interests Is Settled By RAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative brawl between titans of the power industry in Arkansas has been settled peacefully, with one faction satisfied and the other satisfied that it can't do any better. Two amendments will be offered today In the Arkansas Senate to a House bill clearing the way for construction of a, 30,000 kilowatt generating plant by a combine of electrical co-operatives. A compromise agreement which resulted in the amendments was reached yesterday between the Arkansas State Electrical Co-operatives and Arkansas Power & Light Co. One of the two amendments makes sure that the co-ops will remain under nominal regulation of the state Public Service Commission. The other more important, Commodity And Stock Markets- Ntw York Cotton IU:3» ul nkiU«n«) Mar 3472 3412 3465 3405 May 3503 3504 3498 3499 July 3525 3525 3520 3520 Oct 3523 3523 3520 3520 Dec 3525 3526 3522 3522 N«w Orleans Cotton • Mar 3471 3411 3465 3466 May 3504 3504 3491 3491 July 3526 3526 3521 3521 Oct 3523 3523 3519 3521 Dec 3521 3521 3523 3523 Chicago Soybeans Mch ... 281i/ 4 281!/, 218% 27814 May ... 276>/, 216% 214% 215(4 July ... 273'A 214 212 272'/4 Sept ... 255% 256% 255% 25614 Chicago Corn Mch ... 154V 2 1541/2 153% 154 May ... 156% 156% 155% 156 Chicago Wheat Mch ... 229 (4 229% 229'/I 229-% May ... 226'/ 2 227 226'/ 2 226% N«w York Stocks A T nnd T 175 7-8 Amer Tobacco 68 7-8 Anaconda Copper 52 1-4 Beth Steel 1173-4 Chrysler 69 Coca-Cola 116 3-4 Gen Electric 493-4 Gen Motors 98 5-8 Montgomery Ward 83 1-2 N Y Central 33 3-4 Tnt Harvester 35 3-4 Republic Steel 851-2 Socony Vacuum 53 3-8 Stuci-Pak 13 Standard of N J Ill 1-2 Texas Corp 881-2 Sears 80 3-4 U S Steel 19 3-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Ill W—(USDA)—Hogs 10.000; steady to lower; bulk choice 180-220 Ib 11.25-75; latter for uniform under 200 Ib and some choice No. Is and 2s scaling above 210 Ib; part deck mostly choice No. Is 11.85; lowest since December 1952; 220240 Ib 16.15-17.50: J40-170 !b 15.7516.75; few to 17.00; 280-320 Ib mostly small lots 15.50-75; 150-170 Ib 16.75-17.75: sows 400 Ib down 15.00-50; heavier sows 13.25-14.15 boars 10.00-13.00. Cattle 4,500; calves 1.000; very little done early on steers, heifers and mixed yearlings: utility and commercial cows 11.00-12.50; canners and cutters 8.50-11.00; bulls utility and commercial 12.50-14.00; canners and cutters 9.00-12.00: good and • choice vealers 24.0031.00; a few prime 33.00; commercial and low good 11.00-23.00; commercial and good slaughter calves 11.00-21.00. Negro Deaths Jink Woods Services for Tink Woods. 74, who died Friday niffht at John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, will be conducted tomorrow at 1 o'clock in True Light Baptist Church by Rev. J. W. Speight. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. He leaves one daughter, Doom Hunt, Memphis, and one son, Charley Woods. New York. Ca.ston Funeral Home is in charge. Cherry, Old, Bryant Speak to Underwriters J. L. Cherry, L. E. Old and J. A. Bryant were speakers when Blytheville Association of Life Underwriters met at Hotel Noble. Ed Townsend, Rodney Anders, Virgil Davis, Carl Spears and Q. W. Spears were guests at the meeting. How To Hold FALSE TEETH More Firmly in Place Do your fain* t«ilh Annoy »nrl «m- bnrr»wi by slipping, dropping or wobbling: when you put, laugh or talk? Jusl sprinkle » llttlo FASTEKTH on your pin tan. Thl* nlkallne (non-ncld) powder hohli fftlno twth more firmly iinrt mor« comfortably. Wo Rummy, roooy pAHty iwito or fcfiltnjr, Dot* not Sour Checks "nliuo mlor (dontiire brnftth). Clot J-A8TKKTH fcod»f M »ny dntf «nint*r. rider spells out specifically the agencies which can buy surplus power generated by the proposed co-operative plant. Best Deal AP&L Board Chairman C. Hamilton Moses told members of the Senate Public Service Corporations Committee that the amendments represent the best deal that private power can get out of this General Assembly. "Under the circumstances, we feel that discretion Is the better part of valor," >said Moses, who has led a fight against the measure. The amendment says surplus power from the co-op plant can be sold to the federal Southwestern Power Administration or any customers On its "preference list." Attorney John R. Thompson ol the co-ops Insisted from the start that this is all that the co-ops asked, but Moses had argued that the bill as passed by the House would give the co-ops free reign to invade the territory of private utilities. Current law prohibits a co-operative from selling power to anyone except its members, and the House bill proposes to remove this restriction. Thompson explained that repeal of the regulation is necessary to coastruction of the plant because (1) a plant of less than 30,000 kilowatt capacity wouldn't be economically feasible and (2) the co-ops can only use 15,000 kilowatts at this time. Therefore the legal -prohibition against selling to an outside source has the effect of preventing coastruction of the plant so long as they are assured the bill 'doesn't allow co-ops to raid private utility customers. The amendments will be offered to the House bill by Sen. J. O. Porter of Mulberry, author of a companion, Identical Senate measure. The House will have to concur in the amendments. Agreement between the two factions means the bill probably will pass the Senate without debate. Liquor Bill Defeated The Senate yesterday defeated 17-14 a bill to repeal the "fair trades" laws governing liquor prices .guaranteed by state regulations were driving Arkansans into neighboring states to buy liquor. The passed a bill to create Tax Appeals Board to pass on tax disputes and defeated another to set up a single board to supervise all state-supported colleges. The three-member tax board would take over duties now performed by the revenue commissioner in determining the amount to be paid the state in controversies involving sales, income, severance, gasoline and other levies. The House rejected 54-32 an effort to reconsider last week's passage of a bill to divert upward of $3,300,000 yearly of highway money .to municipal street work. Hearing: siatofl The Senate has scheduled a public hearing on the measure for tomorrow night. Bills were passed to: Strengthen the present law against window peeping and related offenses and make the second conviction on such a charge a felony. Make state income tax deductions for extraordinary medical expenses correspond to federal de- PARTICIPATE IN COURSE — These Mississippi County Methodist pastors are among those participating in the Blytheville area training program being conducted at First Methodist Church here this week. They are (from the left) Rev. E. H. Hall, Dell; Rev. Carl Burton, Yarbro; Rev. W. O. Scroggins, Osceola; Rev, H. M. Sanford, Blytheville; Rev. E. J Holifield, district, superintendent; Rev. Harold Eggensperger, Blytheville; and Rev. John Richardson, Blytheville. Hearing Waived By Negro Suspect CARUTHERSVILLE — Abraham Gillespie, 34-year-old Warden Negro was bound over to Circuit Court here after waiving preliminary examinations on charges of grand larceny and burglarly and larceny in Magistrate Court here Monday. Gillespie is accused of stealing an automobile in Wardell and break_ — „ --. -. . m j n a g roc ery store near Por- Theaters here recently purchased | ta | jne and steali ioug --dio station WFUL m Fulton, Ky. _ chBandise inc i udi ng 25 cartons of cigarettes and $15 worth of meat. He was arrested by Trooper Ed W. L. MoxSey Buys New Station W. L. Moxley of Blytheville, announced today that he has purchased a second radio station, station WJOI in Florence, Ala. Mr. Moxley stated that purchase of the 250-watt all daytime operating station was completed last week. Mr, Moxley, who formerly owned and operated the Mox and Savoy ductions for the same purpose. Rep. John P. Bethell of Prairie County introduced a bill to extend Kelsey of the Missouri Highway Patrol Sunday. He was committed to the county the two per cent sales tax to all j jail after failing to make bond which personal services. Bethell estimated the measure would produce around 10 million dolhirs annually with about eight million going to public schools. Out of the first five million dollars collected annually, §3,100,000 would go to public .schools, $1,000,000 to the welfare fund .,$250,000 each to the University of Arkansas and the Medical Center, $100,000 to AM&N College at Pine Bluff and £50,000 to each of the six other state-supported senior colleges. Tuxed would be the services of barbers, beauticians, tailors, cleaners, laundries; automobile, machinery, radio and television repairmen; laxicab companies, attorneys, real estate agents and brokers, insurance salesmen, morticians, embahnerfi. architects, public stenographers, public relations advisors, 'leolo^ist.s, abstractors, chemists, auctioneers, advertising agencies, masseurs and masseuses; physicians and all other engaged in "healing arts," including technicians. Newspaper sales and newspaper radio, television and billboard advertising and intrastate passenger was set at $2,000. Continued from Page 1 Nations." Soviet Demand Supported iThe broadcast, quoting the official Feiping Peoples' Daily, repeated its support for the Soviet demand that all U.S. armed forces be withdrawn from the Formosa area and the coastal islands be turned over to the Reds. (Peipmg also aired its oft-repeat- td threat to liberate Formosa and the Pescadores.) The Red attack on Yushan was the latest of a series of flarcups in the sensitive Tachen area. The latest flareup in the explosive Tachen area came while men, ships and planes of the United States and Nationalist China some 200 miles south awaited possible orders to withdraw troops and civilians from ihe outposts just off the Red mainland. (Continued from Page 1) Peiping just as it had to on the i Korean and Indochina truce ques- • lions at Geneva. The U.N. Charter | requires that both sides in a ; dispute before the council must be ; invited to debates, but Red China j would have no vole. • Lodge Endorsed j Lodge endorsed the New Zea- i land proposal, which envisions the j writing of a council cease-fire reso- | lution after Red China and all oth- I er parties have been heard in the ; debate. The U.S. delegate called j the Soviet resolution a "preposterous cold war fraud." ; Nationalist China's T. F 1 . Tsiang I voted against the invitation to Pei- ping. He also opposed addition of the Soviet resolution to the agenda and abstained on the vote setting | debate on the New Zealand pro[ nosal, which he termed superficial. ! Soviet Delegate Arkady A. So- bolev abstained on the invitation vote because it called for the Red Chinese appearance during consideration of New Zealand's proposal rather than his own. He voted ayainst giving priority to the New Zealand motion. New Zealand's Sir Leslie Munro, ending a month's term as council president yesterday, told the council he realized there would have to be a lull in the debate until Red China answers the invitation. The council agreed, with only Tsiang voting against the recess. Firemen to Meet At Marionna Northeast Arkansas Firemen Association will meet at Tvlarianna. on i Feb. 10. The meeting will be held 'at the Community House at 7:00 p.m. travel and freight would be covered. tickets also •<iu*to Midi relieved with FIRST SWALLOW fof DR."DRAKE'S Only the name is changed! EFFECTIVE FEB. 1 AHDY'S AOIO formerly WILSON'S AUTO SERVICE Same experienced personnel lo serve you. ANDY MOSES: Operator •better than.• words J on Valentine's Day! Assorted Chocolates — t tempting variety of the finest milk ( chocolates, and dark chocolates with creams, nuts, crisp and chewy centers. $ SOW L 2 Ib You won't have to tell her — she'll know, when you give her Russell Stover candies. Because they are the finest you can buy, they say more than words! CANDIES Valentine "Heart" templing assorted chocolates, in a beautiful red foil heart-shaped box. 1 fb. HEART Otter Heart Boxes 80c to $7.20 EXCLUSIVE AT i1J5 WOODS DRUG STORE 221 W. Main FREE DELIVERY Ph. 3-4507 Military Honors Given Veteran At Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE —P u n e r a 1 services for Billie Mathis Pierce, 34, were conducted at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at First Baptist Church here. The Rev. Floyd Brower officiated with H. S. Smith Funeral Home in charge. Complete military honors were performed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4680 and Company B of the National Guard. Burial was in Maple Cemetery. ! Mr. Pierce died early Sunday I morning at Pemiscot County Me-1 inorial Hospital in Hayti because of a skull fracture received in' an automobile accident on the Cottonwood Road near here Saturday night. He was born in Caruthersville and was married to Miss Pearl i Gunnels tn 1942. ! Mr. Pierce was inducted into the { Army in 1942 and served in World War II until 1945 and was the] holder of five bronze stars and the i purple heart. ' He enlisted in the Army in 1948 ; and was discharged in 1952 after i serving in the Korean War. i He was employed in the finishing ; department at the Brown Shoe fac- '• tory here. i Survivors are his wife, a brother, J Frank Pierce of Caruthersvllle, and 1 , several aunts and uncles. R. F. Banks Rites Conducted Funeral services for R. F. Banks 73, were conducted at 3 o'clock thi.s afternoon in Cobb Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Orval McGuire. ; Burial was in Dogwood Ceme-; tery. j Mr. Banks, who was ill for three weeks, died yesterday afternoon. ; He was a native of Rutherford, s Tenn., and had lived .in this area ; 18 years. j He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mamie Banks; three sons, W. T. Banks and R. M. Banks, Blythevttle. J. F. Banks, Chicago; and three dau- i ghters, Miss Ruby Banks, Blytheville. Mrs. A mm a Gibbons, Newbern, • Tenn., Mrs. Edna Rochelle, Chicago. ! AF Enlistments Are Open Again Applications for enlistment in the Air Force will be received during the month of February, recruiter M/Sgt. J. W. Blaylock announced today. The Air Force was closed for enlistments during the latter part of January due to over subscription of its enlistment quotas. "I expect our February quota to nil rapidly," Sergeant Blaylock stated in urging interested men to contact him in his City Hall office as soon as possible. Exceptions to the quota system are the aviation cadet and Women's Air Force programs, which are always open. Men from Area On ROTC Staff Lt. Col. Frank G. RatHff, professor of military science and tactics, Arkansas State College ROTC, has named Cadet Majors B. W. Stlrea of Blytheville and Gary U Wilson of Carutnersville, Mo., to his staff. The assignments, which are effective for the spring semester, also Included Cadet Captains Houston H. Garner of Lepanto and Jerry P. Bookout of Caruthersville, Mo., as Company commanders. Cadets Jimmy F. Cummings and Robert C. Cantrell, both of Caruihersville, Mo. were named second lieutenants. Read Courier News Classified Ada. ARTHRITIC AND OTHER RHEUMATIC SUFFERERS KEEP THIS AD hay Over Sufferers ND- ED AND MAOK AVAILABLE. It is i ncxi>i;ns!vr and can be taken right in the home. For more FKEE INFORMATION, give your name and address to RRA'ZIL MEDICINE COMPANY, Post Office Box 522, Hot Springs, Ark. Services Held For C. A. Caperton Services for C. A. Caperton, 79. former resident of Blytheville, who died Friday in Columbus, Ky., after a long illness, were conducted Sunday at' Oakton Baptist Church, Oakton, Ky. Burial was in Clinton, ! Ky. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ed Rushing, with whom he made j his home; a son, Gilliam Caperton | and a stepson, Erus Bradshaw of j Osceola. HALSELL SCHOOL OF DANG! 209!/z W. Main Ph. 3-6391 Open 2 P.M. to 10 P. M. 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